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09 Aug 2010

Hitler's appeal

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

During the late 1920s, support towards the Nazis grew stronger and stronger. Although the Nazi appeal began with the support of middle class Germans, it quickly became appealing to the German elites as well. Along with this, it was not only the men who supported the Nazis, but the German women as...

09 Aug 2010

Allies forever

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

After the United States, Great Britain, and the Soviet Union allied together to dismantle Nazi Germany, a new war quickly approached the American people. This time, the United States was at war with one of its former allies; the Soviet Union. Although the thought of another war put fear into...

28 Jul 2010

America's new deal

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Historians today consider the Great Depression to be one of the darkest times in American history. The economy was at an all time low and in desperate need of assistance. President Franklin D. Roosevelt devised a plan called the New Deal. The New Deal was a series of government enforced...

28 Jul 2010

Americans and the Second World War (WW2)

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

World War II for Americans was considered by most to be “the good war”, it got the United States out of the depression and American patriotism and pride were at an all time high. Core values of Americans such as honesty, freedom, pride, peace, hope, and liberty were written in streamers...

24 Jun 2010

Essay analysis on sexuality, identity and homosexuals

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

In Halperin's “Is There a History of Sexuality”, he explains that sex as an act is a natural and universal phenomenon and thus has no history. On the other hand, he clarifies that there is a history of sexuality, although it is a fairly recent history and is socially constructed. By...

24 Jun 2010

Roaring twenties (1920's)

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

The twenties may initially seem like a time of innovation in terms of technological advances, pop culture's immense growth, and a major boost in the economy along with many other advances that would make this time period seem to make a “roar” to America waking us up and making us better...

24 Jun 2010

The terrible twenties

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

While it is common practice today to refer to the 1920s as the “Roaring 20's”, the reality of the situation in the 20s was that of despair and disparity. Economic inequality riddled the American economy, with the prosperous upper class lording over the middle class and chock-full lower...

01 Apr 2010

The US-Soviet conflicts in World War II

Essay - 1 pages - Modern history

There were many conflicts between the U.S. and the USSR during World War II as the alliance between the two countries was held together only by their common desire to defeat Germany and Japan, not by any common ideology. A new conflict arose from the question of security. At the Yalta Conference...

01 Apr 2010

Who had the right to rule Vietnam?

Thesis - 1 pages - Modern history

After 1,500 years of foreign rule, a self-governing Vietnam began to look promising in the 1950s. With the objective of gaining independence and removing French occupation from Vietnam, a conflict began between the French and the Vietnamese nationalists, known as the Vietminh. When France...

30 Mar 2010

France in World War II

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

France's lack of preparation for World War II led to 4 years of harsh occupation and memories that rather be forgotten. The French were ignorant in the years leading up to the war and the result was a quick victory by the Germans. The speed and ease in which the French were conquered and the...

30 Mar 2010

Motivation for United States to enter the World War II

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

The intervention of the United States in WWII was not caused by the plight of the Jews interned in concentration camps or because of the threat of Japan, but for the purpose of defending Britain and France and stopping the spread of German dictatorship through Europe. The United States adopted...

30 Mar 2010

The historiography of American history

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

The study of history can be divided into at least two areas, known as the historical narrative and historiography. The historical narrative describes the events of history themselves, whereas historiography is the study of why the events of the past occurred. Historiographers, or historians, have...

30 Mar 2010

Colonial American history: 1763-1789

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

When studying history, two aspects of the subject are considered, the historical narrative and historiography. The historical narrative is simply the description of the events that occurred, and the historiography consists of the opinions and theories of historians about why certain events...

26 Mar 2010

Farkas Molnár: Functionalism and socialist architecture

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Budapest following World War I was a very different place than it had been only fifteen years before. With its crippling military defeat, the loss of some of its most productive and resource-rich land to the new Trianon borders, and a cycle of radical, ineffective and brutal regimes, the sense of...

25 Mar 2010

Russian symbolists in the face of the Bolshevik revolution of 1917

Thesis - 4 pages - Modern history

“I believe that we are not only entitled but indeed obliged to consider a poet linked to his time, ” Alexander Blok wrote these words in 1918, at the height of political and social upheaval across the Russian empire. It is important to study the works of the premier minds of a...

11 Mar 2010

The Cuban revolution and Fidel Castro

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

The Cuban Revolution of 1959, at a time when the United States and the Soviet Union were competing for world power, brought the communist threat within ninety miles of the American mainland (Castro, 110). Up to this point, American interaction with its southern counterparts in Latin America had...

11 Mar 2010

Wilson's fourteen points: Success or failure?

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

The carnage of World War I exposed the failures of the European system of diplomacy. It was in this context and even before the war ended, that American President, Woodrow Wilson, proposed his Fourteen Points, designed to establish and ensure a lasting peace following an Allied victory. President...

04 Mar 2010

America and the First World War

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

The First World War was a tragedy that America entered under false pretenses and exited with lasting wounds. America's involvement was encouraged by those who had the least to lose from the war: industrialists, politicians, and journalists. Their efforts were crucial in shifting...

04 Mar 2010

Citizen 13660: Race as justification for internment

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

In the aftermath of the Japanese attacks on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, feelings of fear, anxiety and uncertainty were understandably abundant. When the dust had settled, America would officially declare war against not only the Japanese, but also Germany and Italy. As is the case with any...

01 Mar 2010

Gas warfare during WWI

Thesis - 3 pages - Modern history

World War One was a war of stalemates. The western front turned to trench warfare quickly after the failing of Germany's Schlieffen Plan and soldiers remained in the trenches for the rest of the war. However, WWI was a war stalemated technologically as well. An example of this technological...

25 Feb 2010

A critical examination of the roles of Clive, the East India Company and Hastings in the expansion of the empire in India

Thesis - 11 pages - Modern history

The East India Company was originally incorporated as an English Joint Stock company with the overriding objective of initiating British trade objectives in the East Indies. The company's evolution from trading corporation into a central vehicle for expanding the British Empire in India...

23 Feb 2010

Joseph Conrad and imperialism

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Jósef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski, more commonly known as Joseph Conrad, was born in Ukraine in 1857; causing him to grow up in a time when Europeans were focused on claiming territories in Africa. As a young boy, Conrad had aspirations to travel the Congo River in Africa. Conrad found work as a...

23 Feb 2010

The roaring twenties and the fall into depression

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

The early United States was predominately rural. The number of Americans living in cities did not surpass the number living in rural areas until 1920. The economic opportunities brought on by the industrial revolution had people flocking to the central cities, which in turn grew immensely. Prior...

23 Feb 2010

Populism in the United States of America

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

The Populist Party was a political party in the United States in the late 1800s. It was made up of mostly western farmers who were opposed to the gold standard. The Populist Party grew from the Farmer's Alliance which in response to the collapse in agriculture prices after the Panic of 1873,...

23 Feb 2010

The United States reconstruction

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

During the American Civil War the Southern states seceded from the Union. Once the Confederacy was defeated Lincoln and his associates seriously considered tactics on how to reintegrate the Southern states and what to do with Confederate leaders and the freed slaves. Lincoln wanted a mild...

23 Feb 2010

Westward expansion and the Mexican American war

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Andrew Jackson was the seventh president of the United States. Jackson believed in a strong presidency and he vetoed a dozen pieces of legislation, more than the first six presidents put together. He shaped the modern Democratic Party and dominated American politics in the 1820s and 1830s....

23 Feb 2010

The American revolution: Briefings

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

The main motivations behind the American Revolution can be summed up under the categories of “God” and “money”, meaning both ethical and economical. Ethically, the American Revolution took place because the colonists could no longer tolerate living under the king's tyrannical...

23 Feb 2010

Jamestown vs. Plymouth Rock

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Jamestown, Virginia was the first permanent English settlement in the New World. Sponsored by the Virginia Company of London, Jamestown was founded on the basis of economic motives. As news of the economic opportunities spread throughout England, entrepreneurs of this company planned to expand...

23 Feb 2010

Colonization of America

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Christopher Columbus reportedly discovered America in 1492 while he was searching for a new route to the Indies. At this time Europe had just recently emerged from the Middle Ages, and was experiencing an age of enlightenment. The idea behind the enlightenment was that a better world could be...

21 Feb 2010

Holocaust survival and conformity

Thesis - 2 pages - Modern history

Throughout The Drowned and The Saved there is the motif of conformity. Conformity during the Holocaust was necessary for survival in terms of life and death. The need for conformity to survive was present in the both the minds of the Jews and the Germans, soldiers and civilians alike. The need...