Martin Luther, one of the reformers who began the protestant reformation, was born in 1483. He lived in the small mining community of eisleben, Saxony. At a young age, martin Luther wanted to become a lawyer, but upon being over come by a storm one summer day Luther called in desperation, "saint Anne help! I will become a monk!" from then on Luther gave up studying law, and began to study to become a monk. After doing all things required of him to penetrate his sins, including making a trip...
Analysis of the Draft Riots in 1863There was a pressing need for more people to participate in the Civil War of 1863, which compelled the United States Congress to pass legislation, known as the Enrollment (Conscription) Act, on 3 March 1963. Opponents of the administration and opponents of President Abraham Lincoln vigorously attacked the bill (the Conscription Act), criticizing with particular emphasis a provision that enabled draftees to obtain exemption from service by supplying a...
Speculation on Hitler's SuicideAdolf Hitler is known throughout the world for the terror he caused from 1933 to 1945. Virtually every country that offers history to its students covers this man and his path of destruction. There are thousands of books and articles on the Hitler and the Nazi party. Therefore, it is redundant to try and restate what is already well known about Hitler. However, one of the few aspects about Hitler that is not well known is his relationship with Benito Mussolini...
Adolf Hitler and the Story of World War IIHitler, leader of the German Nazi party and, from 1933 until his death, dictator of Germany. He rose from the bottom of society to conquer first Germany and then most of Europe. Riding on a wave of European fascism after World War I and favored by traditional defects in German society, especially its lack of cohesion, he built a Fascist regime unparalleled for barbarism and terror. His rule resulted in the destruction of the German nation-state and...
Examination of CIA Misconduct“For some time I have been disturbed by the way the CIA has been diverted from its original assignment. It has become an operational arm and at times a policy making arm of the government” – President Harry S. Truman, December 1963. What president Truman meant by this statement was that when the Central Intelligence Agency first came about in 1947, its original intent was to further the foreign policies of the United States government by covert...
Studying Causes and Effects of the Cold War In 1945, after World War II, there was an end to the alliance between the United States, Britain, and the USSR. If all of this hadn’t been a problem, a rivalry between communist and capitalist societies had led to what is known today as The Cold War. It has been known to this day that The Cold War not only had many causes but also had many effects. Free society would have called this war World War III, but instead they used a fancy-pants...
In 1920 congress began what was called "The Noble Experiment". This experiment began with the signing of the eighteenth amendment of the constitution into law. It was titled by society as Prohibition. Websters dictionary defines prohibition as: A prohibiting, the forbidding by law of the manufacture or sale of alcoholic liquors. Prohibition can extend to mean the foreboding of any number of substances. I define it as a social injustice to the human race as we know it. Prohibition was...
The History of the Ku Klux KlanThe Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is one of America's oldest and most feared groups. Driven by the dream of a world with only one master race, the KKK often uses violence and moves above the law to promote their cause. They didn't start of violent, or to promote white supremacy. They have been in the shadows for over 130 years and continue to thrive in America's society today.The Ku Klux Klan began almost accidentally during the reconstruction period after the civil war...
Historical Views on PuritanismSome historians believe that the seed of the American culture could be traced back to the Puritan society. The Puritans were a people who believed in religious freedom and peaceful coexistence. The Puritan mind adopted revisionist and new-historical values. The Puritans’ reason for migration was that they refused to accept the authority that went beyond the revealed word. They never intended to completely sever all relations with the Anglican Church,...
Sitting Bull of the Teton Sioux IndiansSitting Bull (1834?-1890) was a famous medicine man and leader of the Hunkpapa band of the Teton Sioux Indians. Many people think that he was the leader of the Indians at the battle of the Little Bighorn, on June 25, 1876, in which Lieutenant Colonel George A. Custer died. Actually, Sitting Bull acted only as the leading medicine man in the preparations for the battle. The year before, he had received a vision that all his enemies would be delivered...