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12 Dec 2021

Was there a Thatcher revolution (1979-1990) ?

Course material - 3 pages - Modern history

Britain's situation in 1979 : had been ruled by consensual politics effectively since 1945, with cross-party agreement on the welfare state. It was relatively prosperous in 1950-1960s, yet the 1970s saw Britain face economic and social difficulties, the "Winter of discontent." Thatcher...

19 Apr 2021

United States foreign policy

Course material - 5 pages - Modern history

A period of political isolation intervened between the end of WWI and the entrance of the US into WWII. In the 1930s new threats to world peace appeared through Japan's invasion of China; Italy's invasion of Ethiopia; the Spanish Civil War; Germany's occupation of Austria; and...

21 Sep 2016

The waves of Jewish immigration at various times in history

Course material - 4 pages - Modern history

Jews had begun arriving in the New World long before the immigration waves of the twentieth century. As early as the 1700s, before America became the United States, before it became known as a haven for the tired, poor and oppressed, European Jews fled religious persecution to find solace here....

16 Sep 2016

The Jewish question and the Nazi's rise to power

Course material - 3 pages - Modern history

Between the end of the 19th century and World War I, continental Europe was experiencing a series of changes that would culminate in the discussion of what roles Jews should play in European political, economic and intellectual society. The main reasons for the prejudice that Jews faced in this...

07 Sep 2016

The American Civil War and the independence of the Southern States

Course material - 2 pages - Modern history

Although historians now agree that there were many causes for the American Civil War, one of these causes remains the desire of the Confederacy to defend the institution of slavery against what they perceived to be an attack by the Northern states. By electing Lincoln as President, the South...

07 Sep 2016

The Great Depression in the United States

Course material - 1 pages - Modern history

The Great Depression, which lasted from 1929-1941, was an extremely important time period in the history of the United States. During this period, major demographic, economic, cultural, and even architectural changes took place. During the Great Depression, various of groups within the United...