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The Financial Bailout and CEO Bonuses

During the mist of a financial crisis in 2008, nine of the top US banks paid out over $32 billion in bonuses to its top executives.While this may seem like a common practice, those same financial institutions received over $175 billion in federal bailout assistance (1).While rewarding top executives is a common practice used to…

The First Crusade

In their book, From Reliable Sources: An Introduction to Historical Methods, the authors write, “History as academic historians write it today would be almost unrecognizable to scholars working even fifty years ago, let alone in a past that is a century, two centuries – or twenty centuries – old” (Howell and Prevenier 119).The First Crusade,…

The Fugitive Slave Law of 1850

Although the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law was not thefirst such act passed by Congress requiring that runaway slaves be returned to their so-called owners, this law proved particularly politically inflammatory due to the nature of the year when it was passed, and its specific provisions.Firstly, during this period of time, the American union was continuing…

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The Georgian Bay Disappearing Act

The Upper Great Lakes region is a vast, vital, complicated and intimately interconnected socio-ecological system. Over the course of the last thirteen years, this system has experienced dramatic fluctuations from its normal rhythmic pattern. Specifically, it has experienced a significant decline in water levels. Scientists have been using the traditional 30-year climate average to predict…

The Golden Age for Women

?The colonial era was thought by many to be the “Golden Age” for American women. This was a time where women had little, if any, rights other than their husband’s, but the work that these women did was considered of great economic importance. Women were considered of great importance when it came to certain tasks…

The Golden Age of Islam

The rise of Islam ushered in an entirely new era for the people of the Arabian Peninsula as early as the 7th century CE. Islam extended itself across the Middle East and then began its conquest of North Africa, reaching into Spain and Eastern Europe.  The 1200s saw Islam’s spread into India as well as Southeast…

The Great Depression Hoover and Roosevelt

When the Great Depression hit the nation was turned inside out. Presidents Hoover and Roosevelt each took a turn at working toward its demise. While their attempts were different their goal was the same. They each wanted it to end. Herbert Hoover reacted to the Great Depression with determination. He believed providing public work positions…

The Great Migration

During the early decades of the twentieth century, African Americans left the South in growing numbers, migrating North, with hopes of leaving a life behind that was dictated by racism, Jim Crow law, disenfranchisement, and violence based on hatred of black skin. With dreams of new opportunities for economic self-sufficiency, political participation, integration and freedom…

The Great Philospopher, Susanne Langer

Most people are familiar with the greatest minds in philosophy such as Aristotle, Plato, or even John Locke. In reality, most well-known philosophers happen to be male. Women philosophers such as Hannah Arendt and Susanne Langer have faded from textbooks and have been somewhat forgotten as the decades have passed. They have not always been…

The Great Train Robbery of 1855

On May 16, 1855, a train owned by the South Eastern Railway, traveling from London to Folkestone, the perfect crime took place.A group of four men succeeded in robbing the train of £12,000 of gold, weighing two hundred pounds, while it was being transported from London, England to Boulogne, France. The plan was in development…

The History of Freedom in America

Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Paine and J. Hector St. de Crevecoeur each offer a unique perspective about certain truths concerning American rights and responsibilities.Each author offers a promise of what America could and should be.Martin Luther King, Jr. and Elizabeth Cady Stanton are two prominent figures from America’s recent past that also spoke out in regards…

The History of Obesity in America

Obesity is a multilayered and complex disease that has affected millions throughout the world.Scientists have struggled to find successful treatments to alleviate the problem. Obesity is a relatively new problem, as this global disaster was not a prevalent issue or a public health concern until the mid-20th century.The widespread obesity around the world came about…

The Hundred Years War

Over the years, there have been a number of military conflicts which helped to shape the world.It is important to examine the Hundred Years’ War, its chief participants and the trade routes involved at this time in order to gain a better understanding of its impact on history. The Hundred Years’ War was the “common…

The Hungarian Uprising of 1956 and the Lack of U.S. Intervention

The era of the 1950's presented a wave of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union.Yet, the 1956 revolution of Hungary is relatively unknown to the pages of modern history.Unlike the better known nations which fought against their Soviet-friendly governments, Hungary was left to push out their tyrannical regime without global intervention from…

The Impact of the Expansion of Islam in North and West Africa

The Islamization of Africa started around the seventh century with the military conquests in Egypt led by Arabic armies and spread over the western part of the continent during the next five hundred years, reaching Morocco. Islam brought major changes at all levels of society in North and West Africa, atfirst, and to the the…

The Infortunate – Indentured Servitude

Indentured servitude commenced in the seventeenth century when many Europeans wanted to embark on a life in the colonies. At that time, European nations heavily promoted the possibility of prosperity in the colonies, encouraging families to move to America. However, individuals seeking out affluence in the colonies could not afford the trip to America, and…

The Killer Angels of Gettysburg

The Killer Angels is a book about the battle at Gettysburg, a battle of the Civil War that changed it’s very direction. The book is told from several points of views, going through each day and telling the stories of several officers present at the Battle of Gettysburg in the summer of 1863. The book…

The Krupp Family History

The famous Krupp family of Germany has a long and at times controversial history. The history of the family can be traced to the early 15th Century but the family is more historically well – known as the originators of thefirst major steel-works in Germany in 1811. (Biography: Krupp) This was to develop and in…

The Limitations in Greek Citizenship and Democracy

According to most present-day historians that focus on the political and social realms of ancient Greece, the implementation of the concept of citizenship as the basis for the city-state (polis) and the extension of citizen status to all free-born members of the community is most closely related to the Athenians who desired to form a…

The Long, Bitter Trail by Anthony Wallace

“The Long, Bitter Trail” deals mostly with the policies of removal in relocation of the Indians living in the American south east during the 1800's. Thefirst thing that I noticed right on the cover of the book is the subtitle, "Andrew Jackson and the Indians". From this I expected the book to focus more on…

THE MENNONITE LIFESTYLE

The Protestant Reformation of Martin Luther sparked the formation of radical “Anabaptists” branch of Christianity in the sixteenth century, many eventually fled religious pressures and persecution in their countries of resettled in the Americas, while others found relative safety in Russia. many of the Russian Anabaptists sought refuge in the United States by the Many…

The Mississippi River

The Mississippi River is one of the world’s great rivers.It is the longest river in the United States, more than twenty-three hundred miles in length, as it forms the borders of ten states, almost bisecting the continent (Currie,2003, 8).The river has a long history as well, and it has touched the lives of many people.The…

The NAFTA Act of 1993

In 1993, the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was passed. Included was a gradual removal of tariffs on various goods traded between Mexico, Canada and the United States.Thefirst implementation of these tariff removals began on January 1, 1994. According to the U.S. information service, “Under the NAFTA, all non tariff barriers to agricultural trade…

The Need to Have Enemies and Allies: From Clinical Practice to International Relations

By referring to the article, "The Need to Have Enemies and Allies: From Clinical Practice to International Relations," it can be understood that children will show aggression in the classroom when they feel threatened.Unfortunately, children feel threatened when there is someone better than them at something especially when their home life does give security. For…

The Negro’s Civil War in Tennessee

The article, ;The Negro;s Civil War in Tennessee, 1861-1865; by Bobby L. Lovett, was published in “The Journal of Negro History, Vol. 61, No. 1”, (Jan., 1976). In the article, Lovett writes about the contributions of black Tennessean’s during the Civil War in obtaining their freedom – under some of the worst racial conditions and…

The Newburgh Address

The Newburgh Address was the result of unrest in 1783 among officers of the American Army due to many officers and men not receiving pay for many years. General George Washington stopped any serious talk by appealing successfully to his officers to support the supremacy of Congress. The officers had been promised a lifetime pension…

The Non-Identity Argument

In This paper, I will be describing why the non-identity argument is justifiable because black people deserve some type of compensation for slavery due to the mistreatment of their ancestors during the time of slavery in America. On the other hand, I will be supporting the negative that the non-identity argument is sufficient and a…

The Origins of the Korean War

The Korean War is considered to be thefirst episode of conflict in the Cold War and therefore its causes are of particular interest in understanding the interaction between Russia and the West during the period. The debate as to whether Stalin was responsible for the Korean War concentrates on the significance of several main issues,…

The Philadelphia Convention: Setting the Basis For The Way The New Nation Would be Governed

There are several problems that appeared at the Philadelphia Convention, so it is best we discuss them in the order they appear in the text.We need to assert from the very beginning that the Philadelphia Convention had the primary goal of setting the basis for the way the new nation would be governed in the…

The Phoenix Effect – The Rise of Brown America

"Resistance is futile" is the statementfirst exclaimed by the alien race called the Borg in the Gene Roddenberry long running television series Star Trek. "Why do you resist? Asked the Borg commander, Ryker replies "I like my species the way it is"! Borg commander counters with, "We only wish to raise quality of life for…

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