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“New” Imperialism was beneficial to the imperial powers, but harmful to the colonized peoples because it left them politically, socially, and economically distraught. These colonized peoples were the Africans, Indians, Chinese, and the Japanese. While the imperial powers in Africa prospered off of the raw materials of the land and slavery (economic values), the African natives suffered from political and economic situations. Politically, most African Empires were emerging through...
Ho Chi Minh was born on May 19, 1890 in Kim Lien, Central Vietnam. Ho’s family always maintaining patriotic pride in their country and heritage. At an early age Ho found himself following in his father’s footsteps; running messages for the anti-French underground and being expelled from school for not conforming to French rule. During Ho’s travels overseas, he encountered and studied the Marxist ideals of Socialism and Communism. Ho came to believe that the only way to gain...
In Plutarch’s Lives, Plutarch sets out to parallel lives of historically important people from Greek and Roman history. The common theme is comparing a Greek figure with a Roman one. However, because some of the people written about are living during the same time as each other, it is also possible to compare how Plutarch presents them. This is true of Greek figures Themistocles and Aristides, who were paired off with Roman figures Camillus and Cato the elder respectively. They were...
The Feudal Ages in Japan and Europe In the past, feudalism has been used successfully as a political system for governing a country. Two of the largest and most well known Feudal Ages have been that of Europe (1150-1600) and Japan (800-1350). Although both civilizations were quite similar during these periods of time, Japan civilization clearly is superior in many ways. When compared, the role of religion, the weaponry and armor, and the warrior codes of conducts of both countries can easily...
What is the American Dream? A Look at Our Past and Present Why is the American Dream today so different then from a long time ago? The American Dream back in the late twenty's and the early thirty's were basically money with the great depression going on. With that happening the American Dream to everyone was a nightmare. To them, once the land of opportunity was now the land of desperation. The people asked the maxims on what they based their life's on. Their life's were democracy,...
The Protestant Reformation By the tenth century, the Roman Catholic Church had come to dominate religious life in Northern and Western Europe. Consequently, many people over Europe were outraged by the unfair power given to the popes and priests. Many priests and monks were so poorly educated that they could scarcely read, let alone teach people. The popes who ruled during the Renaissance patronized the arts, spent extravagantly on personal pleasure, and fought wars. The popes were...
OUTLINE I. In fact, four electronic robotic devices were used to aid scientists in discovering and in exploring the Titanic. II. Two electronic devices were used to discover and to explore the outside of the ship. A. Argo, a large underwater robot, was the first of the two robots that was used to find the Titanic. 1. Argo’s size 2. Argo’s weight 3. Way Argo worked and what it did 4. Attached to the Knorr B. Angus, the second robotic device, was used to photograph the exterior of...
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson’s ideals and beliefs were derived from a deep regard for life, liberty, and freedom. His concept of individual freedoms strongly disagreed with the notion of a “guided republic” which he believed concentrated a great deal unchecked power among a few people. This could have the potential of tyrannical government that might suppress personal freedoms of any kind especially those of religion, which Jefferson feels very strongly felt should be...
An Overview of the Ancient Mayan Empire The Mayan Empire was one of the most innovative and interesting civilizations. It was an ancient civilization that was one of the most advanced and innovative ones. They inhabited the Yucatan peninsula and the empire lasted for about 3500 years ending around the year 1500 AD. It is considered the greatest civilization among the original cultures of the western hemisphere. The empire was located in what is now known as Central America. They lived in the...
Tobacco Use in America Increases Tobacco was introduced into the American colonies in the early 1600s. The tobacco plant soon became the leading crop and trading commodity in America. Tobacco was widely accepted up until the 1960s when research found that there was health effects directly associated with tobacco use. However, since the 1970s tobacco use has increased dramatically. An increasing amount of tobacco users has caused an increasing number of deaths in America because it has...