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  • Foreigners From China
    614 words
    Around 1900, after many years of succumbing to the superior military of the West, the Chinese stood up for their country. China was a weak, backwards, country, exploited by the West. They felt that they could counter the foreign domination, but reforms were useless because they needed the West to help with the reforms. But something sparked their confidence, and they believed themselves to be able to conquer any foreign power. This spark was the Society of Harmonious Fists, commonly known as 'Bo...
  • Religion Of Ghana During The Eleventh Century
    458 words
    Before Columbus sailed to the New World and before Europe reached their "Enlightenment Era" two significant kingdoms flourished on the west coast of what some refer to as the motherland: Africa. The name of these two mighty states are Ghana and Mali. Ghana was the first West African state of which their was any record. After the downfall near the end of the eleventh century, Mali rose up to take their place as the economic, religious, and cultural hub of West Africa. These two states are very si...
  • East Side Of The Wall
    1,534 words
    The end of World War II triggered the start of the Cold War. The victors of WWII, The United States, Great Britain, France and the Soviet Union divided Germany and Berlin into four. The United States, Great Britain, and France were all capitalist and democratic, and the Soviet Union was communist. The United States, Great Britain, and France all were part of the same "team". The Soviet Union, however, wanted nothing to do with the others, so they decided to build a wall around their sector to ke...
  • Balance Between Free And Slave States
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    The West, is so much more to American history than just a cardinal direction. Between 1815 and 1850, it was the sight of many of the events which set precedents, left legacies, and created conflicts. The War of 1812 had simulated interest in the west by clearing out the native Americans providing vast amounts of land ready for any who were willing to take on the west In the years immediately following the second war for independence, thousands of people migrated from the new world, or immigrated...
  • Beauty Of The West
    412 words
    The old west has been portrayed truly and falsely through art, music, and literature fromthe late 1800's and early 1900's up till this day when illustrated through movies. Artistic expression and communication presented the realities and illusions of the old west, some of which attracted various people there, while keeping others at home. Beginning with art, one of the main painters of these years (1860-1900) was Frederick Remmington. He painted over 2,700 pictures of the frontier. One example i...
  • Culture And Lifestyle Of The West
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    "Like it or not (and much of the world often has not), for the moment, the West has triumphed". What exactly does this quote mean? What does 'for the moment" mean? What is 'triumphed'? Who exactly is 'the West'? To begin with the West begins in Europe, specifically Western Europe. When colonization begins, in the late 1400's to 1500's the West becomes America too. Before this there was not really a modern civilization. As Europe spread, so did the West. Now what does 'for the moment mean'? It me...
  • American West Presents Fredrick Jackson
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    A Comparison Between The American West: A new interpretive history and The Legacy of Conquest: The unbroken past of the American West In comparing Robert V. Hine and John Mack Faracher's book The American West and Patricia Nelson Limerick's book The Legacy of Conquest, it is apparent that the extent of their similarities basically end at their topic of discussion. Both books write about the history of the American West; however, each book has a totally different goal and focus than the other. Th...

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