This case study into proselytisation during the famine years in Dingle and Achill Island provides a wide area of scope for the historian to examine. It is necessary to outline what particular areas shall be examined over the course of the study and what the aims of the study are. It is also vital to outline a brief summery about how this study will be structured. The first aim of the study is to examine the contention that ‘souperism’ was in fact prevalent in these areas before...
Anne Frank: Story Of A Young GirlJews have perished because of their beliefs since the beginning of time but never have so many Jews been persecuted worldwide as they were in World War II. Anne Frank’s diary reaches a place within all of our hearts because it reminds us how easily the innocents can suffer. Sometimes we may choose to close our eyes or look the other way when unjustifiable things happen in our society and Anne’s tale reminds us that ignorance, in part, claimed her...
In December 2 1961; Castro declared in a speech that he was a true follower of Marxism; therefore, Cuba was socialist country. Although it is that Khrushchev decided to place missiles in Cuba in response to the Jupiter missile being established in Turkey; or the fact that he wanted to test the president Kennedy and his commitment towards the battle against communism. The main reason to why Khrushchev decided to place missiles in Cuba was to secure Castro’s position as a leader and show...
Costs and Benefits of the Industrial RevolutionThe impact of the Industrial Revolution was a positive experience for some, but it was a great difficulty for others. Because of the demands for reform and protection for workers arose, government and unions began to take place. That was how the evils of the Industrial Revolution addressed in England in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Unions are voluntary associations joined by workers. The Combination Act of 1800, which hindered the...
Overview of the Spanish Civil WarIn 1931, after King Alfonso of Spain abdicated the throne, and Spain held its first-ever democratic election. This election marked the end of 300 years of feudalism in Spain, ruled during this time by the Catholic Church and the aristocracy. As a republic, the new government favored land reform, which involved breaking up the large plantations in order to recognize workers. As a result, many different viewpoints stemmed from this dramatic action. While...
The Vietnam Veterans Memorial is a national war memorial located in Washington, D.C. that honors members of the U.S. armed forces who served in the Vietnam War. The Memorial consists of three separate parts — the Three Soldiers statue, the Vietnam Women's Memorial, and the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Wall, which is the most recognized part of the memorial. The main part of the memorial was completed in 1982 and is located in Constitution Gardens on the National Mall, just northeast of the...
African American Women and the Second Great MigrationIn 1941, A. Phillip Randolph’s March on Washington movement forced the nation to take notice of African Americans. Following the march, Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order that mandated the end of racial discrimination in defense industries. The agency in charge of enforcing the executive order, the Fair Employment Practices Committee, was weak. Still, the agency provided a forum for African Americans whose...
History of the Boston MassacreIt may be a proper introduction to this narrative, briefly to represent the state of things for some time previous to the said Massacre; and this seems necessary in order to the forming a just idea of the causes of it. At the end of the late [French and Indian] war, in which this province bore so distinguished a part, a happy union subsisted between Great Britain and the colonies. This was unfortunately interrupted by the Stamp Act; but it was in some measure...
America in the 1960sThe Nineteen Sixties was a decade that changed America forever. The people reformed the decade not so much by the government. The Sixties contained more spiritualism, people were against the Vietnam war, protests, civil rights, and new beliefs on every aspect of living. The topics that arose during the sixties were not small; when they were accomplished or challenged the outcome changed American society forever. Most legislative bills passed in the sixties still remain...
History of Ferdinand and Isabella King Ferdinand of Aragon and Queen Isabella of Castile were both important rulers during the Renaissance. They both ruled during a time in which change was constant. Things were being rediscovered and improved to become more efficient. These two rulers also partook in this movement for change. They improved their country in several ways, including the establishment of justice, and regulation of trade. These things improved their country dramatically,...