US History

The American Dream is a philosophical statement or theory that has lived with the American people and many other people of other countries. It can basically be defined as a national accustomed place whichgenerally talks about a prosperous good life and acquisition of freedom. This concept was first brought to light by James Truslow Adams in the year 1931. On the basis of this concept all citizen at whatever position are made to feel that they have the potential to be wealthy and have a happy life. The American Dream has its roots in the declaration of independence which was the second sentence ...

Unification

“War of Devolution” is the war of 1667-1668 years between France and Spain for the Spanish Netherlands. The war was caused by the claims of France on some South-Dutch territories that belonged to the Habsburgs. France, as an excuse, used the so-called "Devolution law" that was in force in some of those areas. It also indicated that in the case of a second marriage, the father passed possession of the lands to his children from his first marriage. They had the advantage of the children from the second marriage. The war broke out after the death of the king of Spain, Philip IV, in 1665. Maria Th ...

Unfair Contract Terms Act of 1977

The unfair contract terms Act of 1977 is a legislative act of the United Kingdom that is geared towards regulating contracts mainly by checking the operations and redefining the authenticity of some contract provisions. It defines or deals with contractual obligations. It states liability. The unfair contact Act has provision that deals with a contract term that seeks to restrict financial liability to a specific sum. Such provision offer useful guidelines for applying the reasonableness test. Where by reference a person seeks to restrict liability to a specific sum of money, the term of notic ...

Understanding Our Past

The field of medicine has a vast history that has enabled it to grow to what we see in the modern day. There exist various theories that define health and explain the causes of diseases. These theories have contributed to the success and application of modern day medicine. In the past three significant theories have been proposed regarding the causes of diseases. These theories are the humoral theory, the germ theory and the anatomical concept of disease. This paper seeks to discuss these theories in brief. The humoral theory This theory has its origin from Hippocratic medicine probably betwee ...

Two Questions

Answer the following two questions separately, and each question requires 250words. Put original question in front of each answers. Charles V of the Holy Roman Empire was a well respected political and military leader and a devout Catholic. At the height of his power, he divvied up his territories and abdicated, retiring to a monastery for what turned out to be the final year of his life. What do you think would induce a man at that level of power to do such a thing? What were some of the key ways in which his world was changing? Can you imagine being happy in a monastic life after decades of ...

Trans Atlantic Trade

Trans Atlantic trade is still recognized as one of the major trading activities that took place from the beginning of sixteenth century all through to eighteenth century. This trade was unique in the sense that it involved the selling of human beings as one of the major commodities. This trade is also commonly called triangular trade. This is because it involved three continents. In this case, Africa, America and Europe exchanged goods from one region to another. The beginning of this trade goes back to fifteenth century. During this period, there was development in marine technology. This fac ...

The World War II and the World War I Memorial

Each war has devastating and destroying consequences for the entire nation. Wars are not easy to survive, and are hard to recall and to talk about, especially for those people who have lived during that difficult time. Thankful to the soldiers and war veterans we live now in a free and successful country. We all owe our veterans and the least we can do for them is to remember their act of bravery and to know and respect the history of that times. A simple word of thanks to the veteran or the family member for his or her sacrifice, participation in the social programs for veterans or simply vis ...

The War in Afghanistan

Afghanistan in the past three years has witnessed a spike in insurgent attacks. Taliban and Al Qaeda forces have evolved their tactics to use asymmetric strategies that strike at the weaknesses of conventional military forces. NATO is a vital member of the allied forces that are engaged in combat operations against Taliban forces. This report calls for enhancing the role of the military alliance in the region. NATO must use innovative military tactics through an assessment of the military situation. It should win the hearts and minds of the local population that is terrorized or coerced into s ...

The Vietnam War

American history is often punctuated by many wars. Even at the global front, war was the order of the day in the past five decades. Without delving much on history, perhaps the only relevant wars to mention are the First and the Second World Wars. This is because they preceded the War in Vietnam and may have informed the latter. Fought between 1939 and 1945, World War II may have set the ground for Vietnam. Having realized the effects of war, nations came together to form the United Nations Organization, a platform that would henceforth provide frameworks for the international co-operation and ...

The United States and Vietnam War

The United States of America has been involved in various wars and battles over the past centuries. It is believed that America’s involvement in all these wars has been backed up by various reasons and motives. Each war had its specific cause. For example, the Battles of Lexington and Concord of 1775 is believed to have been motivated by attempts to arrest John Hancock and Samuel Adams; while the war between the United States of America and Japan, which led to the attack on Pearl Harbor, was caused by America’s attempt to control South Asian nations such as Singapore, Malaysia and Burma. The V ...