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The Role and Life of Women during the Colonial Expansion
The freedom of self-thought is a concept that is still widely debated today. The women in colonial times began the process of becoming independent bodies in culture, economics, and equality in education. The idea of autonomy was appealing to women in the new world but they were not able to fully enjoy the idea of freedom be...
The End of Child Labor, the Improvement of Working Conditions, and Victory to the Women Suffrage During the Progressive Era
Progressive Era Cities grew in the late 1800s and early 1900s. As specialized industries like steel and meat-packing improved, jobs were also increased in the cities. These factories’ work lured former farmers, immigrants, and American workers moving into the cities. These people lived in tenements and ghettos. The...
The Arrival of Christopher Columbus to the New World, the Account of Thomas Preston on the Boston Massacre, and the Account of Mather on the Trial of Mary Glover
Christopher Columbus sailed west believing the distance is shorter than going east. Unfortunately, Columbus underestimated the vast ocean and did not know there was a large, unknown land. Upon arriving to the New World, Christopher Columbus was unaware where he has landed. Columbus believed he was off the coast of China; th...
An Overview of Constantinople as the New Rome
Constantinople as the ‘New Rome’ When Constantinople was founded to be the new capital of the existing Roman Empire, it was presented as a ‘New Rome’ to the people living in Roman traditions. Within the first years after the old City of Byzantium became Constantinople, the population of the city doubled and...
A History of the Bay of Pigs Invasion as a Culmination of the Culmination of the Deterioration and the Relations Between the United States and Cuba
Bay of Pigs The Bay of Pigs invasion began on the 17th of April, 1961. The invasion was a financed and controlled by the U.S government, in an attempt to aid anti-Castro rebels in retaking the government and overthrowing the Castro regime. After three days, the invasion was officially over and the attempt on the Castro reg...
An Annotated Bibliography on Sovereign Power
Agamben, Giorgio. Homo Sacer: Sovereign Power and Bare Life. Stanford, CA: Stanford UP, 1998. Print. Homo sacer is the sovereign’s power to choose who lives and who dies, and therefore, those who die can be killed by anyone without being a religious sacrifice back in Ancient Greek society. Normally, those who live in the “...
An Analysis of the Effects of Governance and Leadership on Development through the Example of the Civil War in Sri Lanka
Introduction According to the comprehensive definition of governance provided by the UNDP, governance is seen as “a neutral concept comprising the mechanisms, processes, relationships and institutions through which citizens and groups articulate their interests, exercise their rights and obligations and mediate their di...
The Effects of the First Agricultural Revolution on the Fields of Politics, Economics, Society, and the Arts
Around 8,000 B.C., In various locations around the globe, people learned how to plant and cultivate crops for themselves. The switch from food hunters to food producers caused many changes in human life. The First Agricultural Revolution was the period of transition from hunting and gathering to settled agriculture. By doin...
An Analysis of the Views of China, Great Britain and the United States on the Handover of Hong Kong
Hong Kong had been under the lease of the British government since 1842. At the end of the 99-year lease, on July 1, 1997, the former British colony was returned to China. Countries around the world have had different reactions to the event. Western countries like the United States and Great Britain have had a negative reac...
The Issue of Population Growth in the History of China
China has maintained its reputation when it applies to having one of the oldest empires of the Middle Kingdom. This country is among the most influential in regards to population, patience, and persistency. China is also checked for its inward sensitivity towards outsiders when given they are looked at to offend the intense...