One of the major tenets of our American values is that everyone is created equal, which is often taken to mean that we all have the same opportunity for success. I 100% agree with that statement. Everyone is granted the same 24 hours in a day to succeed towards their goals. It never matters where you came from; it’s where you’re going. Though we all are equal, everyone mind set, determination, and ambition is on different levels. This is where people get confused, stating that if your mom or dad is on welfare mostly likely you’ll be on welfare, a term know as social capital. I disagree because a parent drive and motivation can be on completely different ranks. If a child grows up in poverty they’ll mostly likely strive for better because of the hardship they faced as children. From a socio-economic point of view we are all equal at birth. But other circumstances such as health, gender, education, and personal drive weigh in the equation. We hear stories constantly of children raised in poverty that are determined to do something with their life and they do! Sometimes ones wealth isn't always what they consider as success but our very freedom and the opportunity to be whom and what we want can be the greatest success of all. One might argue that “Of course not, some people inherit their wealth and have an obstacle in their path.” However, some people are born poor and create their wealth. And that is determined based off of their fortitude! In America the opportunities are
four voyages across the Atlantic Ocean that led to general European awareness of the American continents. Those voyages, and his efforts to establish permanent settlements on the island of Hispaniola, initiated the Spanish colonization of the New World.
John cabot- was an Italian navigator and explorer whose 1497 discovery of parts of North America under the commission of Henry VII of England is commonly held to have been the first European encounter with the mainland of North America since the…
The Importance of History
Can anything worthwhile be gained from continued research into historical events?
History seen as study of the past is an integral part of many education systems across the world. Many countries spend huge amounts of money and resources to uncover their past. Every year new and new historical sites are uncovered, excavations on those sites are conducted and the result are studied by archeologists throughout the world.
But have we gained anything worthwhile…
A History of Islam
Its Origins, its Rise and its Decline
Muslims refer to the age before Mohammed as the "age of ignorance" (or "Jabiliyyah"). (8) The Arabian peninsula was a relatively anarchic place, where different social and political entities coexisted. On one hand there was the Beduin tradition, that provided the backbone of the social organization. The Beduins were, first and foremost, nomads organized in tribes. They were also warriors, specializing…
between 1680 and 1790. Attempted to apply reason to understand, explain and even change the world.
A series of improvements in industrial technology that transformed the process of manufacturing goods.
1818-1883. 19th century philosopher, political economist, sociologist, humanist, political theorist, and revolutionary. Often recognized as the father of communism. Analysis of history led to his belief that communism would replace capitalism as it replaced feudalism. Believed…
World War II
American InterContinental University
Unit 2 IP
April 1, 2012
The intention of this paper is to provide two or three most important consequences that follows as a result of World War II on the United States’ society; how it affect American capacity to perceive or feel, including the way Americans overviewed the war and themselves; how the war change America’s role in the world; and I also will be providing information on whether the outcome of the war…
World History and Culture
Student: Julie Martinez
We are asking to write a narrative on how the world changes during the thirteens and fourteen
Century, and to depict from our reading in chapter 10 and 11 and other sources.
First question we were ask to write a short story about we link Marco Polo and Columbus that
Includes their cultures?
It is an inspiration to read about these two men who accomplished a lot during their times…
Yet, religious division part of its history, religious diversity part of its recent past, present
Often leading to conflict between religions, faith/human reason
Scientific knowledge leading to new technologies
West shaping much of the rest of the world
Working definition of western
The core society that evolved in Europe and whose cultural roots extend back at least into the Greco-Roman world
Interacts with neighbors
Does not exist in isolation…
The United States economy will be our buggest downfall of the 21st century. With our unemployment rate at its all time high it has an effect on everything. We are in the middle of a Retail Apocalypse and our country is still outsoucing while our debt is in the trillions.
The united states debt is at an all time high. With the sum of all outstanding debt owed by the Federal Goverment, it is more than $16 trillion. We have the largest debt in the world for a single…
The World Bank
History of the World Bank
The World Bank was established in 1944 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, and is comprised of two institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD) and the International Development Association (IDA). It was created to help countries in need of post-war construction and development.1. It was the world's first multilateral development bank, and was funded through the sale of World Bonds. Its first loans were to France and other…
World History 21, Spring 2013
Final Exam Study Guide
1. Europe (1700s-1900s):
Culture, Colonial Wars, and country development;
the French Revolution and the Napoleonic Wars;
the Industrial Revolution, culture in the 1800s-1900s;
the effects of nationalism and international rivalry
2. World War 1, in between wars, and World War II
3. After World War II:
The independence of India and Pakistan
The end of civil war in China and the spread of Communism
Communist Latin America