Emerging from World War II as one of the most powerful nations surviving, we, the United States of America were propelled by our manufacturing sector, advancing ourselves through our technology, and our military standards, we built ourselves an empire. An empire that has been maintained through slowly tightening our grip over everything we have. Atomic bombs, the United Nations, and surveilancing the rest of world has helped the U.S.A. remain one of the greatest forces the world has ever known. The first way America was able to maintain it’s status as a superpower was by being more advanced with our military technology, the outcome of this pursuit being the atomic bomb. By July of 1945, Germany had already been defeated but the war with Japan waged on. President Truman, cautioned that any attempt to occupy the country would lead to an onslaught of American casualties, decided that the new atomic bomb be brought out to end the war quickly. On August 6 of the same year, a five-ton bomb was dropped over Hiroshima. The city was sent to ruins, killing nearly 80,000 people instantly. Thousands more were killed afterwards due to radiation poisoning and woundings from the attack. Three days later, the Japanese city of Nagasaki met the same fate, with another bomb killing almost 40,000 more people. After these events, Japan announced its surrender. It is said that there were two reasons the bombs were dropped over Japan, the first being to end the war as fast as possible, and the second being to show the Soviets the new found weapons of mass destruction. “Truman and many of his advisers hoped that the U.S. atomic monopoly might offer diplomatic leverage with the Soviets. In this fashion, the dropping of the atomic bomb on Japan can be seen as the first shot of the Cold War. (History.com)” Dropping atomic bombs over Japan was a demonstration of American force directed towards the Soviet Union. A gesture such as this was meant to cement the United States’ position as a powerhouse among other countries, especially Russia. In the aftermath of World War II, The United Nations were made in an effort to bring stability and peace to international relationships. Being headquartered in New York City, the UN proceeds to use a firm hand with world scale issues. The U.S., however, has a lot of power regarding how the United Nations is to handle such issues. Such as in the organization, the more a country is able to put forth to fund it, the more power they have over the U.N. As a whole. “The maximum contribution for any nation is 25 percent of the regular budget (the approximate contribution of the United States), while the minimum contribution is 0.01 percent. (ABC-CLIO)” Because of their payments on the organization are so huge, the United States is able to have a better spot in the hierarchy of countires. Having such a large influence on the organization allows the United States to remain the superpower it is today. Finally, the National Security Agency. Established in the early 1950s by president Truman…
Myth: Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus- twin sons of the god Mars and a Latin Princess. They were abandoned on the Tiber River and built a city on that land because of its strategic location and fertile soil.
Rome’s geography: built on 7 rolling hills, curve of the Tiber River, half way up the Italian peninsula, has the ability to control the Mediterranean
First Romans: 3 groups (Latins, Greeks, Etruscans ) who battled for…
Title: Why Star Wars is the greatest movie ever made.
General Purpose: To Persuade
Type of Persuasive Question: Value
Exact Purpose: To persuade the audience that Star Wars is the greatest movie ever made
Thesis Statement: I will tell you some of the background, how Star Wars changed the way we watch and hear movies, its cultural impact, and why it is still relevant after almost 40 years.
Attention: Imaging it's 1977 and you are at the…
This course will attempt to study the historical place of the Western world from the “end” of the Roman Empire to the 17th century. Particular emphasis will be placed upon the influence of non-European societies on the development of the West.
*Bentley, Jerry H. Traditions & Encounters: A Global Perspective on the Past. 4th ed. McGraw-Hill Create Custom Edition, 2010.
This is an e-book. It is available at www.mcgrawhillcreate.com/shop. Search for ISBN 9781308094137…
officer in the Roman army and was part of Emperor Aurelian's royal guard. Constantine moved through the ranks and become governor of a province from Emperor Diocletian. In 285ad Diocletian split the empire between him and his colleague Maxima. Maxima was to rule in the west and Diocletian would remain in the west and rule for Milan while Diocletian ruled in the eastern half of the roman empire. During this time Constantine was made the ruler of Gaul (modern day France). In 293 AD the empire was dived…
Economic Growth: Resources, Technology, Ideas, and Institutions
Chapters 8 through 10 developed the aggregate supply-aggregate demand model to
study fluctuations in Real GDP around the natural rate. Both the production possibilities
curve and the long-run aggregate supply curve were assumed to be fixed. However,
experience shows that these curves are not fixed. In the long run, the standard of living
depends more on creating economic growth and shifting the production possibilities
ART 382, Book Review ASSIGNMENT
The paper will consist of a critical book review of around three to five pages in length on a book approved by the instructor that you will use as a source for your research paper. You should read your chosen book carefully, noting the author's arguments, and comparing them to what you find in your texts. You likely will want to do some supplementary reading to check further on these, and to compare them to other scholarly opinion. In your book review, you should…
The Roman Republic and Empire Comparison Chart
The Roman Republic
The first 500 years
800BC-510BC Those Mysterious Etruscans
Indo-Europeans who settled in Northern Italy around 2nd millennium
Their lives were highly focused on Death given their elaborate burial chambers
They were heavily influenced by Greek colonists
They had a class system
Passed much of what they learned from Greeks onto Latia (Romans)
They created the Roman numerals
Patriarchy much more than Etruscans (father…
Years’ War (1618-48)
and its Aftermath
“The Miseries and Misfortunes of War,” Jacques Callot (1632)
AP European History
J.F. Walters (2010)
The Thirty Years’ War (1618-48) and
its Aftermath: Essential Questions (Page 1 of 2)
1. What was Europe like politically and religiously on the eve of the Thirty Years’
2. Why did the war begin in Bohemia? What was the Defenestration of Prague?
3. How did the Protestant Union and Catholic League shape the early phase of the
Thirty Years’ War?
The Lex Oppia was a law established in ancient Rome in 215 BC, at the height of the Second Punic War during the days of national catastrophe after the Battle of Cannae. This law was designed to limit the rights of women. The law was also passed to tap into wealthy women fortunes by the state in order to pay for the costs of the war. This law basically stripped the rights of women. Marcus Porcius Cato also known as the censor is one of the statesmen that supported…