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17 Aug 2020

British Empire map in 1886

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

This document is a world map made by British people to show and glorify the British empire in 1886. The projection used is centred on Europe but more precisely on the Greenwich Prime Meridian, placing Great Britain just above the map's central focal point. On the map itself, in the middle, we...

15 Jun 2020

The Northern Ireland Conflict and paths to Peace - How was a peace settlement to end the Troubles achieved in April 1998?

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

The peace settlement that was achieved in April 1998 results from a long period of negotiations, doubts and violent attacks from all communities. The inter-communal conflict of The Troubles had lasted for more than thirty years leaving a city and a country deeply broken. Historians agreed to...

22 Oct 2018

The growth, development, and changes in American society after the Civil War

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Theodore Geisel wrote children's books for adults. Eric Foner wrote a text designed to challenge student ideas about America's progression toward a more inclusive society. Professor Jamieson picked books and movies designed to encourage you to consider the theme of the class--what is...

05 Aug 2017

History of African-Americans (1600-1877)

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Slavery in America started sometime back and during this period, there was the capture of the first Africans and they were brought to North America. In North America, there was a British colony in Jamestown, Virginia, where tobacco farming was widely practiced across North America in 1619. Cheap...

05 Aug 2017

An introduction to the history of Christianity in England

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The Henrician Reformation is a phenomenon that followed the Europe Reformation and Protestant Reformation. This led to the severing in the relationships between England and Rome. The purpose of this article is to highlight the most decisive feature of the Henrician reformation. In addition, the...

29 Jun 2017

Why did Russia withdraw from World War I?

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Russia's retreat from world War one was mainly due poor leadership that started in the early stages of the war. The reasons for Russia's withdrawal from WW1 will be outlined in this paper. When Russia entered the war, the political leaders aimed to use the war as a uniting factor...

30 Jan 2017

The American Revolution: who was more to blame; the British or the American agitators

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

In wars, individuals, groups or communities are involved. Their actions and words are key contributing factors that eventually end up into a war. In the American Revolution, there were two major groups involved, the American agitators, and the British. There is therefore need to look at who...

13 Jan 2017

World War I

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

In June of 1914, one man by the name of Franz Ferdinand, Archduke of Austria, was assassinated. The death of this man would ultimately lead to the bloodiest conflict in all of human history up to that point. This assassination was the final trigger in the tension that was brewing between...

13 Jan 2017

History of the Civil Rights and feminist movement

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

After World War II, the Nuremburg laws that had segregated Jews from non-Jews were overturned. This progress contrasted heavily with the United States who, compared to the rest of the world, held on to archaic laws enacting the segregation of "colored" and non-colored people. This segregation...

13 Jan 2017

U.S. history: America before and after 9/11

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

In 2001 after a controversial election, the U.S. had a new President, George W. Bush. Bush had lost the popular vote to Al Gore but had won the election due to the electoral college. But even in the case of the electoral college, he only won because of Florida, which he had only narrowly won by...

09 Sep 2016

The history of New York's' Brooklyn Bridge

Essay - 1 pages - Modern history

The New York Skyline is a thing of beauty, and has been for many years. People from all over the world come to New York to marvel at its impressive and awesome structure, from the buildings to the bridges. As the greatest city in the world, New York was built to amaze and bedazzle. No landmark...

07 Sep 2016

Lamar Smith and the Civil Rights Movement

Essay - 1 pages - Modern history

During the civil rights movement and the various circumstances that established the foundations for this movement, there were many civil rights leaders with strong beliefs and the willingness to reverse discrimination policies. While many of the movement leaders were extremely prominent and...

07 Sep 2016

Louis XIV: absolute monarch or absolute god?

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

While many monarchs have had the experience of wielding an enormous amount of power, few of them held power that went unchecked. Even at the zenith of their strength, many monarchs had to answer to a parliament, the legal traditions of the land, noblemen, as well as the Pope in Rome. To have full...

06 Jul 2016

Slavery in colonial America

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

During the centuries that slavery was practiced in colonial America, the threat of rebellion was a constant cause of concern for slave owners. In order to avoid rebellion and uprising, white slave-owners in colonial America would engage in various methods of inhumane treatment, and set in place a...

05 Jul 2016

The role of mobs in colonial society and The American revolution

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

When thinking of the American Revolution, most people today think of George Washington's solidarity with the troops at Valley Forge, Thomas Paine's call for liberty and independence and Paul Revere's ride to warn the townspeople of Boston of the incoming British invasion. While these...

05 Jul 2016

Jewish Immigrations of the Lower East Side, Manhattan, New York (19th & 20th century)

Essay - 8 pages - Modern history

The Lower East Side in Manhattan, New York, is symbolic of American Jewry. Since the mid 1800's, sometimes earlier, European Jews emigrated from various countries and settled in New York. Their most common destination was the Lower East Side in Manhattan, and since then this area is well...

05 Jul 2016

Genocide and mass killings in the 20th century

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

In August of 1939, Adolf Hitler addressed his commanders with the words, "Thus for the time being I have sent to the East only my 'Death's Head Units' with the orders to kill without pity or mercy all men, women, and children of Polish race or language. Only in such a way will we win...

05 Jul 2016

European colonization and its effects in the Spice islands and Banda islands

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Europeans began to colonize different areas of the world as soon as they became aware of their existence. Explorers sailing out of England, Spain, Portugal, and the Netherlands worked tirelessly to comb the vast regions of the world for suitable additions to their respective empires. Islands and...

08 Feb 2016

Local indigenous Australian people

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Aboriginal are the local indigenous people with so many tribes who settled in different parts of Australia. These communities include Bama who settled in the northern part of Queensland, Murri people who settled at the southern parts of Queensland. Murri people have many languages spoken such as...

17 Sep 2015

Gender sexuality and nationalism in the Early 20th Century in China

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

In the early twentieth century the world was changing with urbanization becoming one of the main changes that the world faced in this period. There were more people that were moving to the urban areas and this was accompanied by changes in the beliefs and also some of the customs of the people...

07 Aug 2015

Comparing accounts of slavery

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Slavery accounts for one of the most disappointing errors in the history of America. Due to the lack of education maintained by slaves, few recordings from the perspective of a slave are available today. The Classic Slave Narratives edited by Henry Louis Gates Jr. provides 4 different...

24 Jul 2015

The Renaissance - Protestant and Catholic faith

Essay - 1 pages - Modern history

Because the Renaissance included a period of renewed interest in ancient and classical learning, multiple strengths were maintained by the Catholic faith toward the beginning of the Renaissance Period. The biggest strength may have been the actual churches. The features of the church were...

24 Jul 2015

The fall of the Soviet Union

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

As a result of the Soviet fall in the year 1991, there were many changes in Europe. After the collapse of the Soviet Union there were recently created Eastern Europe countries which found themselves brought into the new era. (Keohane, Robert 2010) Many people relied on the system of socialism...

21 Jul 2015

Eastern Catholic

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The eastern catholic is one of the branches of world Christianity churches. Also known as the Orthodox Catholic Church, it has preserved millions of Christians across the globe. The organizational structure of the Eastern Catholic Church in the Middle East consists of self governing or...

16 Aug 2012

What are the reasons for the growth in the world's major urban centres in the twentieth century? Are the reasons for the growth similar to those that explained urban growth in the developed countries?

Essay - 8 pages - Modern history

While the origins of cities go back to over five thousand years, urbanization; the process of population concentration into urban areas is a recent phenomenon dating back to the 18th Century when cities began growing in the now developed world. As Davis puts it, “before 1850 no society could...

16 Aug 2012

What happened to the social state in Eastern Europe after 1990?

Essay - 7 pages - Modern history

After the breakdown of the Soviet Union, each Eastern European and former Soviet country faced many challenges and one of them was how to cope with the welfare state under a different political organization. Now that the Soviet rule was gone, what was the road to be taken? Should the State...

16 Aug 2012

What has the so-called death of distance meant for the economic prospects of cities and nations?

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

In the 19th and 20th centuries, cities were able to attract people and develop primarily because of the lower cost of transportation for goods, people and knowledge that they provided. Distance is costly; search costs for the market and for suppliers, management costs, shipping costs, and...

16 Aug 2012

Television as a potential media tool

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Current media analysis is highly focused on the perceived failings of television. The medium has been charged with being overly commercial, catering to the interests of political and governmental elite and facilitating the softening of the news by prioritizing stories with high dramatic or...

16 Aug 2012

What and who are the "spin doctors", in media terms?

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The current democratic political landscape is characterized by continuous shifts in power between politics and the media and dependant on the increasingly malleable opinions of the general public, spin doctors provide politicians with a means to somewhat control the perceptions of the populous...

10 Apr 2012

How tactics and logistics contributed to the victory of the British in the New Zealand Wars of the 1860s

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

This paper will discuss how British tactics and logistics contributed to their success in the Waikato campaign of the New Zealand Wars in 1863-64. Geoffrey Parker, in his book ‘The Cambridge History of Warfare' explains his five fundamental principles of western warfare. These are: a...

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