Question #1 The evolution of the nation-state can be traced from the fourteenth century to present day, primarily seeing changes in the fourteenth, sixteenth, and nineteenth centuries before arriving to its present state. A nation-state can best be described as “a political unit consisting of an autonomous state inhabited predominantly by a people sharing a common culture, history, and language,” (Nation State). Nation-states first make an appearance during the fourteenth century when the bond between church and state became weaker. The Renaissance movement, which began in the fourteenth century, brought a more secular way of thinking; the thought process towards a unifying polity began to encompass the minds of the European people. By the fourteenth century many countries had accomplished the construction of a nation-state, primarily in Asia where common culture and language united the country establishing a nation-state. The principal goal of creating a nation-state was uniting and combining a geopolitical state with an ethnic or cultural nation. By combining these two entities, nation-states were set apart from regular nations or states by unifying a region under a political entity without compromising their history and culture. Europeans had a harder time creating nation-states, especially during the fourteenth century, because there was not a common language or culture amongst Europeans. For a nation-state to be successful the population must share common culture, languages, values, and ideals. The sixteenth century brought a rise in the development of nation-states due to the increase in central control in many regions. Many European nations were united under the Holy Roman Empire until 1556 when Charles V abdicated the throne and divided his empire amongst his brothers. Although Europe was divided nation-states in general were gaining power, which in turn allowed the rulers and monarchs to gain power and influence as well. The Protestant Reformation, which occurred in the early 1500s, also set the development of nation-states into motion. The Church was becoming less significant in the lives of the people causing a bigger breach between the church and state. In addition to the reformation regulation, high taxing, and lengthy wars were added causes of the decline in the significance of the church to Europe. With the gap between church and state, nation-states were able to gain power and momentum, which led into the nineteenth century. The nineteenth century was when nation-states really began to become a worldwide goal, specifically in Europe. The past century had plagued Europe with wars causing Europeans to become “increasingly conscious of political and cultural borders,” (Tignor 652). The Enlightenment era had produced ideas that emphasized nations coming together and uniting under similar territories, cultures, and traditions and to use those similarities to form a polity. Europe in particular used these similarities to develop more nationalistic views that stemmed from the people’s desire for togetherness. Rulers formed nations by persuading citizens to come together under a unifying identity; these nations were then developed into states but keeping their nationalistic viewpoints to form nation-states. Throughout the late 1800s many nations were becoming nation-states as they moved towards a unifying regional polity. It became a popular belief that a nation’s wealth depended on each citizen rather than solely the rulers and their wealth. Citizens could be held more accountable due to the increase in social conditions, primarily the printing press, which resulted in a more literate population. Nation-states were also able to thrive because of the new innovations and technology that connected all of Europe. People were able to communicate easier which brought people closer together forming a cohesive nation as well as “laying the foundation for closer political integration,” (Tignor 641).
African American History Since 1860
Dr. Juliet Walker
Final Exam Take-Home Questions
I definitely agree that the 1954 Brown decision and the three Civil Rights Laws that followed in the 1960s were preceded by the events listed in the question. There are many cases that serve as examples to this claim and although some were more directly associated with the Brown case result, they are all just as important for the outcome of the case.
One case I feel was important in determining…
Morgan L Tigue
Take Home Final
In television I’ve found that a brand new primetime television show that airs on the ABC Thursdays at 7PM called “How to Get Away with Murder” is very coarse. The main focus of the first season is a lawyer and her law students finding out if her husband slept with one of his students, impregnating her, and then killing her. Every episode included more than 5 scenes of sexual contact and even 10 or more scenes of violence being…
Section I. Literacy [Short Answer. (75 Points)]
1) Define phonemic awareness: An understanding about the smallest unit of sound that makes up the speech stream: phonemes or an understanding about spoken language.
2) Define phonics: Knowing the relationships between specific printed letters and specific spoken sounds.
3) What is the importance of phonemic awareness on early reading? Phonemic awareness provides children with the skills to read. Students who lack phonemic awareness have trouble…
Final take-home (10%)
The attached Excel file contains two sets of data, randomly sampled from two different populations. There are two different activities to perform.
Data set 1: 100 samples, each containing 36 observations. In other words, the sample size is 36. We repeated the sampling process 100 times. The original population is exponentially distributed.
Data set 2: 100 samples, each containing 49 observations. In other words, the sample size is 49. We repeated the sampling process…
FINAL RESEARCH PAPER – CHILD ABUSE
Research Paper – Child Abuse
Prof. Thomas Cooper
GEN 499 – General Education Capstone
November 10, 2014
FINAL RESEARCH PAPER – CHILD ABUSE
The final research paper topic is on the “Child Abuse”. There are 4 questions that are to
be answered and how this topic will impact others and how we might deal with this topic in our
The issue that I will be writing about and referring to is Child Abuse and at the end of
finishing up her final year at her university. The hustle of being a senior was overwhelming. The last 2 weeks of college is the most laborious for anyone graduating with finals, graduation, the goodbyes and the tedious preparation of packing up all four years of belongings to take home. Much like her peers, Alessandra was ready. Ready to see her family, begin looking for her career and finally reuniting with her boyfriend, Mike, from back home.
It was during her strenuous week of final exams when…
The final part in Luke’s journey is called the Return. In many monomyths the hero becomes their ultimate self. They become stronger and wiser mentally because of the experiences, changes and success they have gained on their journey. The return is also the closing of the hero’s journey. The internal struggle is what every hero experiences on their journey to become a hero. It’s the fears, challenges and influences that test a hero’s morals and decision making. Luke’s internal struggle was to resist…
courageous freshman trying out for the football team at Trinity school. He becomes a hero when he defies authority only to be reduced to the level of those he despised in the novel’s brutal conclusion. He rebelled because his spirit told him he needed to take a stand; the harsh reality of the evil in the school led him to regret it.
Jerry changes because there is so much in his life that distresses him. He is still in grief at his mother’s death from cancer and his father is not available to him, caught…
food and fruits during the exams day to prevent myself from falling ill. I would also take some time to play some sports to keep my mind fresh.
I love playing cricket and day and night I just think about cricket. Our club reached the cup finals, I had won the man of the match for both the quarter finals and the semifinals but the final was to be played on Saturday and was during the week of my final exams.
Could not sleep properly because of practice…
LOTF Final Paper
In the final scene of William Golding’s Lord of the Flies, Ralph tries to hold on to the little bit of civilization that’s left but it disappears into a madness of savagery after the death of his two friends Piggy and Simon. A group of British school boys have found themselves on a deserted island after a plane crash with no adults to take care of them. Ralph was the leader the boys elected but Jack another boy had always been against him. Now Jack has…