• The Later Middle Ages
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    ESSAY ON THE LATER MIDDLE AGES (1300 1500) The Later Middle Ages is characterized as being a time of overwhelming hardships, catastrophes and struggles. Both natural disasters and man-made ones seemed to strike constantly and relentlessly. What progress was made during this time is seen as less then previously or since; though not entirely non-existent. However, it should be remembered that humans have a habit of remembering the "bad" times and forgetting the "good." Professor Webber also brough...
  • A Tale Of Two Cities
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    By: JulietteTishberg A TALE OF TWO CITIES Through the book A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens, the author displays many different themes. I am going to focus on the Changing Views in a A Tale Of Two Cities... All through the book, Charles Dicken's portrayal of France, England, the revolution and the pole undergo many changes. The reader's view of the characters changes as the plot develops. During the "Book the first", the reader sympathies with the common people of France and despises the ...
  • Han Fei Tzu And Legalism
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    Han Fei Tzu has one aspiration in his basic writings. His sole intent is to keep the ruler in power. We must keep this in mind as we read his views, because many of his beliefs, which may sound strange and illogical, are all centered upon this single idea. His version of legalism, which is also the most influential version in Chinese culture, is also meant primarily for the ruling class and to some extent for their ministers. There are no morals in his beliefs, no concern for religion (religion ...
  • The Printing Press Time People Things
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    In 1440 a man by the man of Johannes Gutenberg invented movable type, or as we know it, a printing press. Prior to 1440 everything read in Europe was copied by hand or copied from wooden blocks carved from hand. This was very expensive and time consuming. The only people who were literate were those of the church and a small percentage of nobility. Since the printing press came out, how would this effect European culture and the way things worked? The printing press had many effects on Europe. V...
  • Marxism Through Galileo Common People
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    Marxism Through Galileo Marxism is a form of communism in which one day the common people, or the proletariats, would overthrow the power of the upper class, or capitalists. Bertolt Brecht, the author of the play Galileo, was a strong believer in this kind of communism. The story of Galileo Galilei, and the time of the inquisition in which Galileo lived, makes it the perfect setting for Brecht to express his communist ideas. Bertolt Brecht s belief in Marxism is prevalent throughout the play Gal...
  • Feudal Japan Warrior Class
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    During the period of Japanese history known as Feudal Japan, there were many warring fiefs, or states, with different lords. Their objective was unifying Japan. and, it couldn't have been done without the help of samurais and ninjas. Samurais had masters and went by a code of conduct known as Bushido. The ninjas were just thieves and hired assassins. What else can be learned about these warriors Some questions that might pique a person's curiosity are many. How did they training What requiremen...
  • The Famous Gutenberg Printing Press
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    Johannes Gutenberg was born between 1394 and 1399 the exact date is unsure. He was born in Mainz and trained as a goldsmith there. His family later settled in Strasbourg, France. During the Renaissance he invented the printing press, which allowed the peasants to have access to books. For the first time books were being mechanically made through the use of ink and molds instead of handwritten. Gutenberg s first printed book was the Bible. During the Renaissance the common people were not able t...
  • London Poetry Analysis Blacking Church
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    In this poem, Blake is trying to dispel the myth of grandeur and glory associated with London and to show the 'real' people of London and how they felt. London was seen and portrayed as a powerful and wonderful city where the wealthy lived and socialized. However, Blake knew that London was really a dirty, depressing and poverty-stricken city filled with slums and the homeless and chronically sick. To reveal the truth, Blake combines description of people and places with the thoughts and emotion...
  • Starving Society John Of Salisbury
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    Starving Society It has been said that hunger is sharper than the sword. This saying becomes much clearer after reading the book The Siege, by Helen Dunmore. The book paints an overpowering picture of the suffering that accompanies starvation. I know I was much more thankful for the food I have after reading the book. The story takes place in 1941 in Leningrad. It is a time when the people of Leningrad are overwhelmed by the fear of Stalin's secret police and also the rumors that the Germans are...
  • Letter To President Jackson
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    Dear President Jackson, Sir, I have been meaning to write to you recently. I am truly devoted to your beliefs on how to treat our growing nation. Currently, I am a Senator for the State of NJ, and I feel strongly confident that you will lead us to a stronger and better nation. The reason that I have felt the urge to write this letter to you persists to the formation of your spoils system. I am writing this letter to compliment you on your great accomplishment. Your spoils system gives many "comm...
  • President Jackson People Andrew Common
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    Andrew Jacksons presidency beginning in 1829 began a whole new era in United States politics. Jackson came into his term as a common man unlike any of the wealthy presidents that served the previous terms. Through his goal of trying to provide for the needs of the common people Jackson was unsuccessful doing more harm than good. His presidency depicted a horrible example of the appropriate relationship between government officials and the president, caused economic downfall, and most of all expl...
  • Madame Defarge People Find Marquis
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    In Charles Dickens, Tale of Two Cities, the author repeatedly foreshadows the impending revolution. In Chapter Five of Book One, Dickens includes the breaking of a wine cask to show a large, impoverished crowd gathered in a united cause. Later, we find find Madame Defarge symbolically knitting, what we come to find out to be, the death warrants of the St. Evremonde family. Also, after Marquis is murdered for killing the small child with his horses, we come to see the theme of revenge that will b...
  • Woodrow Wilson Common People
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    The turn of century was an important time for pre- WWI America. National and international affairs were in full swing, just as ever. America was trying hard to remain with its Isolationism, yet could in no way thoroughly do so. Yet with this isolationist ic stance, that was deteriorating daily, much emphasis was put onto national affairs of the United States by the government. Woodrow Wilson, the third president of this new century, also had great concern with the national affairs of the U. S. ...
  • Machiavelli Modern Government
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    Machiavelli The Morphing of Machiavellian Ideas In the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries the common people relied on the princes of the day for protection. These princes, therefore, exercised absolute power over their state. They had a duty to protect the people and their land, and a self-preserving instinct to protect, and cultivate, their own power. However, modern democratic forms of government have taken the burden of protecting people and land off of the prince and put it on the ...
  • Oliver Cromwell Civil War
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    OLIVER CROMWELL As someone who stated watching the movie not knowing anything about the civil war the movie Oliver Cromwell came across as a good illustrator of the actual civil war. The movie made king Charles I come across as a king that was always committing unlawful acts, while looking out for himself and his people. Oliver Cromwell was portrayed as a strong leader not just for the common people but for England. After reading up on the facts of the civil war I realized the movie wasn't as ef...
  • History Of China Ang Hsi
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    Compassion: An Important Value Emperor of China, is an incredible biography of the second emperor, K'ang-hsi (1661 - 1722), and his life as part of the last Chinese imperialistic dynasty, the Qing. Based on the writings of the emperor, court records and later secondary sources, the book follows the emperor through his struggles with opposition, Manchurian and Han nobility, his troubled relationships with his numerous sons, his old age, and his legacy. By reading K'ang-Hsi's own words as he write...
  • The Storming Of The Bastille
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    The 14 th of July 1789 was the day when a very important event took place playing a large part in the history of France. This was the day that the common people of France attacked a fortress that had been used as a prison for 400 years by past Kings of France and was then still occupied by prisoners. Just under a month ago, Louis XVI had given in to the people and allowed the forming of the National Assembly. The assembly was very precious to them as it was evidence of their victory and they wer...
  • Relations Between Social Classes Of The 17th Century
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    Disparity and Concord: Relations Between the Social Classes of the 17 th Century A traditional way of thinking about separate and distinct social classes includes the assumption that there will be a strained relationship between the two; in which mutual feelings of mistrust and fear will be present due to the inherent inequality and ignorance that exists between the groups. During the 17 th century, this sense of disparity between the classes was certainly felt and acknowledged, but it was not a...
  • Andrew Jackson Biography Civil War
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    During Andrew Jackson^aEURTMs presidency (1829-1837), Jackson put in his own ideas that were drastically diverse. These ideas were called Jacksonian Democracy. Jackson dealt with the nullification in Southern states because of tariffs, removal of Native Americans, dealing with Federalist vs. State regarding removal, spoil system, and attacking the National Bank. Some of these events had a positive outcome and some outcomes were not as good. To protect America from British manufacturers trying t...
  • The French Revolution Third Estate
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    "Causes of the French Revolution" The French Revolution could have been foreseen, by the French nobles but I guess they didn't! I mean they had A poor economic situation and an unmanageable national debt, was a major sign they were on the brink of a revolution. Although the nobles were wealthy they should have seen the growing problem they had with the lower-class people that were not as wealthy and needed more money to survive. France still practiced feudalism in the 18 th century. The nobles a...