Consult more than 13998 documents with no limitation. our subscription options

Presentations in modern history 211 to 238

Filtrer par :

See all documents

238 results

23 Oct 2007
doc

Hiroshima By: John Hersey

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Ever since the very day the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at 8:15 AM, on August 6th, 1945, a question of “moral or not?” sprang up in people's minds, even in the minds of the victims. Some people say the US did right in dropping the bomb to force Japan's surrender, even...

22 Oct 2007
doc

The Holocaust

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The twelve years between 1933 and 1935 saw the systematic elimination of over ten million people, including over six million Jews and over four million Gypsies, Slavs, Communists, and people deemed unfit for life, such as the mentally retarded and homosexuals. Known as the Holocaust, this...

09 Oct 2007
doc

Monopoly

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company was founded in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller and several of his business associates, including his brother William Rockefeller, Henry Flagler, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner Stephen V. Harkness. It started out as a small Ohio partnership with its...

08 Oct 2007
doc

The Rewrite

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

As a young nation the United States was faced with the prospect of gaining a foothold in the world, during a time when European aggression and tensions were running high. During the period from 1775 through 1819, American diplomats were able to achieve dramatic successes in the realm of foreign...

08 Oct 2007
doc

Intercantica Connections: Paradiso Cantos Three and Four

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Intercantica Connections Paradiso Cantos Three and Four While Dante's Divine Comedy is separated into three distinct sections, the entire work of literature is just that, one long book. Even though the sections take place in different settings, many parallels can be made from one...

05 Oct 2007
doc

The Short-Stories of Lu Xun

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

"Down with Confucianism!" "We want Mr. S and Mr. D!" These were some of the cries that could be heard in the streets of China on May 4, 1919. This date marked the high point of the student movement known as the May Fourth Movement. Following the humiliation at the Paris Peace Conference...

05 Oct 2007
doc

Galileo Galilee

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Galileo Galilee's advancements in astronomy forever changed the way the Western world viewed itself. His support of the heliocentric theory in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems- Ptolemaic and Copernican published in 1632 included new advancements in Nikolai Copernicus' theory. Though...

04 Oct 2007
doc

The Second American Revolution Analysis and Impact of the Republican Economic Legislation of the Civil War Era

Essay - 11 pages - Modern history

The United States Civil War was a watershed event for the country. The consequences of the conflict changed the landscape of the country forever. Historian Charles Beard labeled the war “The Second American Revolution”, because he believed that more change took place during this period...

03 Oct 2007
doc

Sino-Vatican Relations: Past, Present and Future

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

This past Easter Sunday Pope Benedict XVI sent a letter to the Catholics in China which provided long-requested guidance to Chinese bishops in the country. The Pope outlined his opinions on how to respond to illicitly ordained bishops, as well as how to strengthen ties with the Patriotic...

03 Oct 2007
doc

The Cold War: A Change in Policy

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

After the defeat of the Axis powers in World War II, two super powers remained in the world: the United States and the Soviet Union. These two nations had very different views about the world and their political regimes were polar opposites. During the beginning of the Cold War, which lasted...

27 Sep 2007
doc

Essay on "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

In “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Dr. Martin Luther King, raises an interesting point about the civil right's movement. He notes those who rallied for the government to enforce the landmark decision of 1954, in which the Supreme Court ordered the desegregation of the school system, were...

27 Sep 2007
doc

Trials and Tribulations of a Worker in the Soviet Union

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Pavel Chernin, my grandfather, faced excruciating hardships, felt a sense of nationalism and experienced unexpected satisfaction, all at the hands of the manufacturing industry of the Soviet Union. The industry was one of the country's biggest as a result of Stalin's first two five year plans and...

04 Sep 2007
doc

A Short History of Benjamin Franklin

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Benjamin Franklin was a very important historical figure that was crucial to the developments of the eighteenth century. Franklin is a poster child for the Enlightenment and throughout his life he was successful in several endeavors. Franklin was a printer, scientist, diplomat, inventor,...

28 Aug 2007
doc

At War With Race

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Racism has existed since the beginning of time. People have fought hundreds of wars in the name of racial superiority. Racial differences come between almost all people at some point, be it in war or in every day life. Robert Abzug's Inside the Vicious Heart and...

22 Aug 2007
doc

Christianity: Justification for Slavery, License to Freedom

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

When the first Africans were taken from their homeland to be sold into bondage in the Americas, their religion was left behind with their freedom back in Africa. Their native religions, as well as their languages and various other aspects of culture, were banned from practice in the New...

22 Aug 2007
doc

Sample Scholarship Essay That Was Successful!

Essay - 1 pages - Modern history

Deciding on the one aspect in all of human history that I would change is certainly a difficult question. I thought of terrorism, the Holocaust, war, conquest, and slavery first. The two aspects these have in common are violence and injustice. Eliminating violence and injustice would erase most...

07 May 2007
doc

Rushdie: A Bend in Indian History

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Salman Rushdie has been in hiding for over a decade due to assassins who are out searching for him because of his “anti-Islamic blasphemy, belief and disbelief, anti-Thatcher politics, and pro-Western propaganda” (Kuortti 1999: 15). Even though Iranian leader, Khomeini, who initially...

07 May 2007
doc

Transitional "Electoralism"

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

In October 1998, Yeltsin defeated his opponents by military force and thus communicated a clear message about both his power and his resolve to achieve his objectives. After this, he presented a new institutional design for organizing politics in Russia. His enemies as well as the...

21 Mar 2007
doc

The impact of the French Revolution (1789-1815) on social structure, legal system and political life and institutions during the nineteenth century in France

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Some events stamp on the history of mankind forever : the French Revolution is definitely one of these. Indeed, really few upheavals such as this one triggered so many thoughts, comments and passionate reactions all over the world. Although lot of scholars tried to understand and qualify...

11 Dec 2006
doc

Media in Germany after World War Two

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

The development of media in the Western Germany during the period of the Allied Occupation (1945-1949) and in the first decade of the Federal Republic (1949-1959) The media is present all around the world. The media tries to express facts, entertainment, opinion, and other information. In...

28 Nov 2006
doc

Richard Cobden

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Richard Cobden was much involved in politics. In Great Britain, after Napoleonic wars, Corn Laws were passed. In Cobden's opinion the policy implemented in these famous bills was very questionable. Indeed, Frédéric Bastiat's close friend devoted his entire life to free trade and pacifism. First...

27 Jul 2006
doc

The civil war in Greece: the role of the Greek civil war in the International History of the post war era

Essay - 12 pages - Modern history

The Greek civil war took place between 1943 and 1949. It is one of the most painful episodes of Greece history. We can wonder what was the role of the Greek civil war in the...

27 Jul 2006
doc

Religion and early American identity

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

Trying to determine what the motives of the migrants to the new world were is a difficult quest because motivations were diverse depending on the colonies. The migrants could be motivated by economical considerations. They thought they could have a better life, to be richer in North America by...

27 Jul 2006
doc

Foreign policies of Germany and France between 1919 and 1939

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

France and Germany were during the interwar era one of the key elements of international relations. They were the two most involved powers in World War I. This war was not the last as many people hoped. Once again the two powers were very involved in the Second World War. Therefore, it is...

25 Jul 2006
pdf

Describe and analyse the different minority groups in PRC and how they interact with the main 'Han" government

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

“The greatest force is common blood. The Chinese belong to the yellow race because they come from the blood stock of the yellow race. The blood of ancestors is transmitted by heredity down through the race, making blood kinship a powerful force”, said Sun Yatsen in 1927. Today the...

24 Jul 2006
pdf

What were the central features of Stalinism in Eastern Europe?

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

The term “Stalinism” refers to the brutal dictatorship which lasted from 1927 to 1953 in Russia and Eastern European countries. Although he was the leader of Soviet Russia, after the Second World War Stalin soon became the dictator of a Soviet Union which had expanded to most of Eastern...

24 Jul 2006
pdf

Why has the historical development of the EU been so uneven?

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

On the 28th of March 2001, Lionel Jospin, the French Prime Minister made an interesting declaration: 'Europe is more than a market. It stands for a model of society that has grown historically.' . This statement refers to the development of the European Coal and Steel Community...

11 Nov 2002
doc

The emergence of new forms of nationalism between 1848 and 1914

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

Defining nationalism before considering its development and emergence in the second half of the 19th century and the early 20th is useful because it offers us a good base for a greater comprehension of the phenomenon during this period of time. As Michael Hughes correctly points out in...