Category: History

  • Canaanite Influence on the Early Israelite Religion

    The humble origins of the bible and the religion of the Israelites belie the significant impact it has had on the history of mankind; crusades, genocides, and political insurrection have all occurred

  • Unsung Heroes of World War 2: The Navajo Code Talkers

    The Navajo Indians are a group of Indians that live in Arizona and New Mexico today. They came to this area sometime before 1400.

  • History of the Canada’s Currency

    Canada is a picturesque country with vast area and distinctive culture.

  • Ping-Pong Diplomacy

    When people in England started playing ping-pong a hundred years ago, it never occurred to them that the game would play such an important role in the Olympic movement and be used someday as a vital t

  • Biography of Albert J. Myer

    U.S. Army Signal Corps Founder: Albert James Myer (1828-1880)

  • Sectionalism in American History

    Sectionalism in the United States has been an inevitable reality that we have dealt with since the start of the nation.

  • Canadian Foreign Relations in the Early Cold War Period

    Escott Reid’s document, “The United States and the Soviet Union: A Study of the Possibility of War and Some the Implications for Canadian Policy”, was written during a period of uncertainty.

  • John Constable and William Turner: Two Great Romantics

    John Constable and Joseph Mallord William Turner are two great artists from the romantic period.

  • What it Means to be an American

    The 1910s was a decade of great change for America. It was during this decade that the United States was first considered a world leader.

  • The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire

    The Roman Empire was known for many things. Its government, its leaders, and even certain achievements in history. People read about the Rise of the Roman Empire…but what about the fall? Many things in Roman History ultimately led to the fall of the Roman Empire. The population was decreasing. Plagues swept through the Roman citizens…

  • Early Mesoamerican and South-West Cultures

    The people of the Americas all had unique characteristics because of their environment. There were the Mayas, the Incas, the Aztecs, and the Anasazi. The Maya were a tribe far to the East of Mexico. They had a polytheistic religion which had the same characteristics of gods that the nearby cultures had. There was a…

  • Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

    Robert Louis Stevenson’s, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde is probably one of the best known works to come out of the Victorian Era. This short novella griped the audiences of the late nineteenth century Britons, and its popularity has not wavered. You would be hard pressed to find an average person who does not know…

  • Petco Park vs Fenway Park

    In the major league of baseball there are many stadiums, all which are different and special in some kind of way. The home of the San Diego Padres is Petco Park. The home of the Boston Red Sox is Fenway Park. There are many differences between the two stadiums and how they became what they…

  • Navajo Exile & The Treaty of 1868

    First Peoples of North America Since the settlement of Euro-Americans in North American territory and the establishment of the United States as an independent nation, Native American people have been greatly impacted by foreign politics. Euro-Americans and the United States government interacted mostly with these Native American tribes though the establishment of treaties, which were…

  • Biography of Napoleon Bonaparte

    The summer of 1793 found France in a state of absolute turmoil. The lower and middle classes were getting restless, sick of the unfair treatment imposed upon them by the nobles and aristocracy. There was administrative instability and financial insecurity, due to the extravagant spending of the monarchy. Along with increasing taxes on the Third…

  • Early American Rebellions

    During early America riot and rebellion were an everyday happening. With these rebellions trigging many different political, economic, and social situations, early America was a hectic place. But in this essay I will be only focusing on the social impact these rebellions had on politics. With many riots to choose from, I will be talking…

  • War and Society in Renaissance Europe 1450-1620

    J.R. Hale’s book, War and Society in Renaissance Europe 1450-1620, shows that the purpose of wars in Renaissance Europe was not to gain superiority over other people, but to gain wealth and power. Throughout the book the main theme was how the ending of a war and the beginning of another war affected society. Hale…

  • Biography of Plato

    Although both Plato and Aristotle had a similar childhood and upraising and followed some of the same footprints both Aristotle and Plato share both many different moral and beliefs on certain issues such as epistemology, cosmology and body and soul theory. In Plato’s republic, Plato shows in the allegory of the cave many things that…

  • Martin Luther: A Renaissance Icon

    Out of all the Renaissance people we’ve covered, Martin Luther has made the greatest impact for the better. Luther followed what he believes in and will definitely remain a landmark is history. He reformed the Christian church, and made a huge impact of his own to the religion along the way.

  • President Lincoln’s use of executive power during the Civil War

    I believe that at the time of the Civil War President Lincoln had every right to do the things that he had done. Author Harold J. Spaeth, Ph.D., J.D. from Michigan State University states “In deciding four cases concerning vessels captured while running a naval blockade shortly after the Civil War began, the Court sustained…

  • Biography of John F Kennedy

    With Harvard behind him, John F Kennedy briefly attended Stanford Business School and along with most Americans of his age registered for the draft in October 1940. His number was called, but he used his status as a student to defer entry into the military until the summer of 1941. Meanwhile, he left Stanford Business…

  • Biography of Ben Franklyn

    I think that Benjamin Franklin was a very important person. He was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston. Through out his life he has been a printer, author, diplomat, philosopher, and scientist. As a scientist he made many major inventions such as electricity. Back in Ben Franklin’s day people ranked him among the country’s…

  • Socialism in Tanzania

    There were many problems that plagued Tanzania as it was beginning its development as an independent country. Tanzania was plagued with economic inequality and too much dependence on foreign investments. A school teacher, Julius Nyerere, from the former Tanganykan country had a vision of African socialism that would create a prosperous socialist society in Africa.…

  • Impact of Slavery on the British Industrial Revolution

    Slavery in early European history holds a more economical stance and is seen as a gateway for the industrial revolution of Britain. Many countries including Britain fought for African trading routes. The economy of Britain began to flourish rapidly after the introduction of slaves. In addition to this, after the abolition of slavery, the economy…

  • Peter the Great

    Pyoter Alekseyevich, or Peter the Great, was the king of Russia in the Late 1600s and Early 1700s. Under his rule, Russia went under great change when he “westernized” society. He also achieved in government and politics. Peter the Great was a very powerful and influential absolute monarch.