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03 Jan 2008

Russian Jews of the Nineteenth Century

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Throughout present day American history there have been many differing views on the Eastern European and Russian Jews as a people and the ways in which they have affected American society. Although often looked down upon, Russian Jews have actually contributed a great deal to the economic growth...

03 Jan 2008

The Federalists vs. the Anti-Federalists

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

When the United States Constitution was first being written there was a critical division between two groups called the Federalists and the Anti-Federalists. The Federalists opposed the Constitution and believed in a loose construction of government. The Anti- Federalists, on the other hand,...

26 Dec 2007

The Americanization of Puerto Rico and Its Effect on Law, Religion, and the Spanish Language

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

According to material provided by the Hispanic division of the library of congress, by the end of the 1800's, Puerto Rico held strategic value for the United States, for both economic and military reasons. Puerto Rico would provide a new market for exported American goods, as well as a strategic...

26 Dec 2007

Fidel Castro

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Fidel Castro came into power in Cuba on January 1, 1959. He obtained power through a 25-month revolution. Despite the use of guerilla warfare, the revolution was fairly bloodless. By this time Castro was a beloved figure in Cuba, regarded as a national hero. According to Sebastian Balfour's work...

18 Dec 2007

For Blood and Honor: Two Men and Their Fame and Power

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

It has been said that love is the deepest and strongest of all human emotions. It is understood globally across all countries and continents. One of the beautiful things about love is that it can exist anywhere, in many shapes and varieties. It has the power to bring people, countries,...

18 Dec 2007

Hues and Shades: The Art of Hiding Behind Partial Truths

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Society is no stranger to flaws in its history. America, in particular, has a lengthy laundry list of shameful blotches on the angelic record it tries to portray. Because of this, partial truths are often told to cover up the true intensity of the mistakes. Partial truths are used to hover...

23 Oct 2007

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...

23 Oct 2007

African Americans in Oklahoma

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Modern history

The “All-Black towns” of Oklahoma represent a unique segment of American history. Neither in the deep south nor the far west did so many African Americans come together to create and govern their own communities. Between 1865 and 1920, African Americans had established over 50 towns in...

22 Oct 2007

History of the Scopes Trial

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Modern history

In 1925, one of the most famous trials in American history took place. The question being debated was evolution, and a young teacher by the name of John Scopes was on trial for teaching it to his students. After an enormous amount of publicity, the famous William Jennings Bryan decided to...

22 Oct 2007

Abolitionists and the Klu Klux Klan

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Modern history

Social movements can be very influential within a nation, and they often result in massive changes. When a large number of individuals are dissatisfied with a policy and believe it is necessary to take action against that policy, social movements are born. These movements can take various forms,...

22 Oct 2007

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

05 Sep 2007

Saint Domingue: The First Successful Slave Rebellion

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Modern history

When Columbus first landed on the tiny island that would later be known as Saint Domingue, and eventually Haiti, it is doubtful whether he could have ever imagined it becoming “the wealthiest European outpost in the New World,” nor the significant impact that it would eventually...

04 Sep 2007

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,...

30 Aug 2007

The Great Awakening of Women

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Modern history

The transition to a cash economy along with the increasing antislavery movement ensured that nineteenth century America would become economically and politically changed. However, the second Great Awakening ensured that principles of the past would remain constant and stronger than ever and white...

28 Aug 2007

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

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

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

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

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...

03 May 2007

Cultural Transformations

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

World War Two left Europe war torn and destitute. Over 30 million people had been “uprooted, transplanted, expelled, deported and dispersed…in the years 1939-43” (Judt, Postwar, p. 23). Many cities were completely destroyed including Minsk, Royan, Le Havre, Hamburg,...

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