The Athenian Constitution

After the Bronze Age, Mycenaean people populated Greece and had an advanced, elaborate, and complex culture ruled by kings from 3000 BC to 1000 BC. This age was referred to as the age of the famous Trojan War that erupted after the capture of Helen of Troy prompting fight by Achilles, Ulysses and other warriors that were God-like (Mitchell & Caspari, 2001). As a result of the war, Mycenaean culture collapsed inviting another war from the North by the primitive Dorian people. Following the consequent wars, Greece went through a dark age lasting for three hundred years. This reduced all the ...

The Diplomatic Disasters

British fortunes declined during the period of imperialism from 1897- 1907. The Boer war between 1899 and 1902 turned longer and costlier than the Britain had anticipated. Despite its victory in this war, various events during the war served to change the other nation’s perception about Britain (Mulligan, 2010). The war, initiated Anglophobia due to the nature with which it was fought. The series of military loses during the Black Week demonstrated to other nations that Britain was not indomitable. Germany’s support for the Boers outraged the British, who perceived that Germany was challenging ...

The Classes in America

In America there are six classes of people. The classes are a product of inequality and it is inequality that serves top keep the surviving. The classes are the upper class, the new money, the middle class, the working class, the working poor and those at the poverty level. Most classes are base on the economic earning of individuals (Saez, 2009). The upper classes are those from families that are well-known within the country such Rockefeller and Kennedy’s families. These are sometimes referred to as the old money. People from these families have absolute access to almost everything, they at ...

The Industrial and New Imperialism Era

How did Americans respond to the changes of urban, industrial life between 1870-1910? Identify THREE different groups, explain who they are, and explain their responses. After the civil war, the USA emerged as the industrial giant and industries such as the steel industry, electrical power and petroleum refining expanded. During this economic prosperity not everyone enjoyed the period; the situation of low pay led most workers to join groups and labor unions. Different groups reacted to industrialization differently. The middle class After the emergence of the industrial era, there emerge ...

Initiatives of Healthcare Reform

The United States of America has been facing different challenges in regard to its health care sector. For many years now, the number of Americans that are unable to access medical services has been increasing tremendously. This has been aggravated by the fact that there is an increase in number of Americans that have lost their jobs due to economic challenges. Most of the companies that are involved in healthcare cover have resulted to withdrawing of medical cover to their clients once it is reported that they have lost their jobs. As a result, the government of the United States of America h ...

Myths of World War II

There have been a substantial number of myths about the World War II. Weinberg highlights some of the myths attached to the countries, individual leaders and the combat of the war. This paper summarizes the myths and subsequently critiques some of the ideas highlighted in this article and the author’s work in general. General Review of the Article. The author makes an effort to allude to some of the myths related to the World War II. For example, there is a myth that the victory of the Allies was a direct result of the superiority in human and material resources. A notion argued from the fa ...

White Bread in the History of the USA

Everyone eats white bread nowadays. It is believed to have always been present on the dinner tables of the majority of American citizens. However, the importance of white bread is always undervalued. Somehow, it is often viewed as something that is always available for everyone, like fresh air and United States Constitution. The old proverb says that ‘nothing is certain except death and taxes’ and it can be effectively amplified to ‘nothing is certain except death, taxes and white bread’. In other words, every citizen of the United States of America is assured that when he approaches to the ba ...

Introduction to the middle ages

The dark ages? So much of what the average person knows, or thinks they know, about the Middle Ages comes from film and tv. When I polled a group of well-educated friends on Facebook, they told me that the word “medieval” called to mind Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Blackadder, The Sword in the Stone, lusty wenches, feasting, courtly love, the plague, jousting and chain mail. Roman de la Rose, M. 948, fol. 12r, 16th century (Morgan Library and Museum, New York) Perhaps someone who had seen (or better yet read) The ...

World War Memorials in Washington D.C.

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 ...

World War II and British Fashion

Fashion is a fickle thing that undergoes changes under the influence of many factors such as politics, economics, situation in the country and in the world, culture, science, and the development of new technologies. The concept “fashion” means a process of changes in the style of clothes and image of a person. Looking at the styles of clothes of people, it is possible to reveal their social status, moral values prevailing in the society, and their cultural background. Through fashion, one can reflect all the achievements of the mankind, its progress, and regress. Nobody denies the fact that ...