Tutorials/exercises in Modern history

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12 Jan 2009

Japan and China in the 1930's

Tutorials/exercises - 11 pages - Modern history

At the end of the XIXth century, the dominant position of European powers and of the United States in the Far East remained unmistakable. In fact, the European powers occupied Indochina and shared the occupation of China. Asia remained a stifled continent. But at the end of the century, Japan,...

24 Apr 2008

Neocolonialism and dependency in Latin America

Tutorials/exercises - 6 pages - Modern history

Latin American history is the story of on-and-off again exploitation; from being a colonial possession to a neo-colonial inferior. There have been very few periods in time that the continent has been able to develop without interference. By examining the origins and events that have occurred...

21 Apr 2008

Jewish- Americans of the early 20th century and a look at how the Jews Became White

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Modern history

Race is often viewed as a predetermined feature, one that is fixed in biological terms. In reality however, "race" is not immutable or fixed in biology, but rather something that is fluid, historically relative, and socially constructed. As a result, "It has become Customary among academics to...

11 Apr 2008

Inspiring and Illuminating the Virtuous Life

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Modern history

In the fourth century Anno Domini, Christianity flourished. The Edict of Milan, established under Roman Emperor Constantine I in 313, guaranteed protection and returned previously confiscated property to the Christian Church. For the first time in history, the liturgy, worship of biblical texts...

07 Mar 2008

What was Socrates' role in ancient Greek philosophy?

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Modern history

Socrates was arguably the most important figure in ancient Greek philosophy. At the time, there were many different forms of philosophical enquiry that were explored. Many philosophers questioned and made deductions about the state and properties and purpose of the natural world...

19 Feb 2008

A Comparative study of national and local anti-poverty campaigns in the urban centers of America during the 1960's

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Modern history

In his 1964 inaugural speech, President Lyndon Johnson first discussed his initiative to wage a “War on Poverty.” Throughout his administration, his domestic policy was centered on his commitment to the creation of a “Great Society,” which he believed was attainable...

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,...

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...

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...

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