- Jacob Riis
Jacob August Riis was born on May 3rd, 1849 in Ribe Denmark, and died on May 26th, 1914 in Barre Massachusetts at the age of 65. He was of Danish descent. He was a journalist, photographer, and social reformer. President Theodore Roosevelt gave him and several others the nickname of muckraker which means undercover reporter. Riis was a police reporter for several New York newspapers. Riis came to America at the age of 21 in 1870.
He is most famous for his book called “How the Other Half Li...
Prohibition: "The Ignoble Experiment"
The 18th Amendment , considered to be one of the biggest follies of the nation, was brought about with the intent to sincerely help the U.S., but more harm came from it than good. Prohibition, also known as the 18th Amendment , was ratified on January 29th, 1920 and was repealed on December 5th, 1933 with the ratification of the 21st Amendment which nullified prohibition.
The 18th Amendment stated that it was illegal to manufacture, transport, and se...
- The Great Depression Essay
The Great Depression Essay
On October the 24th, 1929 the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) collapsed when millions of shares at inflated prices were offered on sale. Over $50 billions were lost on what was called "Black Thursday" when the stock prices returned to their actual value. Soon after the crash, the entire world economy began a period of deflation; prices and wages dropped as the demand for goods was significantly reduced. Because of this lack of need for goods production halted and se...
The "feminine mystique" that American culture promotes is entirely dependent upon its ideas, beliefs, and needs of the time. American culture has always tended to influence women into doing what the day and age required. After men went to war there was a gap in the work force that needed to be filled. During World War II women were the most available to join the work force. Due to the discouragement to raise families during the Great Depression and the fact that most men of age had entered the w...
- Arthurs Warning
In the 18th century the largest and the most successful merchants lived in Boston at the hub of trade between locals and the international market. Merchants owned and insured ships that carried merchandise throughout the Atlantic world. Most of them became very wealthy and did not hesitate to buy one or more slaves to work as domestic servants and laborers due to the fact that they had little use for them on family farms. A man named Arthur was born in Taunton on January 15th, 1747 in the ho...
- the following factors were all equally important for the failure of the league of nations in the 1930s
In this essay I am going to explain why the league failed in the 1930s. Firstly the self-interest of the leading members didn’t help, the lack of troops and the slow decision making by the league.
My first point is the self-interest of the leading members. The main members were Britain, France, Italy, Japan and later Germany. Italy withdrew in 1937 and Japan and Germany withdrew in 1933 after Hitler became chancellor of Germany and they walked out of the league during a meeting. So this if th...
- American Attack On Omaha And Utah Beaches During D Day
American Attack on Omaha and Utah Beaches during D Day
It was 1944, and the United States had now been an active participant in the war against Nazi Germany for almost three and a half years, nearly six years for the British. During that period occurred a string of engagements fought with ferocious determination and intensity on both sides. There is however, one day which stands out in the minds of many American servicemen more often than others. June 6, 1944, D-Day, was a day in which ...
- Downfall Of The Roman Empire
Downfall of the Roman Empire
The Roman Empire was strong for a time. It was founded on geography, family values, military strength, and wise leadership. It flourished because of social, economic, political, military and religious strengths. However, when the very things that make a civilization flourish start to decline, the civilization will also lead to a downfall.
The first reason for the fall was economic decay. The rulers of Rome had expensive lifestyles. To aid their image, the...
- Labor Unions
Since the foundation of the American Federation of Labor(AFL) in 1886, most unions in the United States have displayed a pragmatic out look, largely compatible with that of business. The general purpose of unions has been to protect and advance the well being of workers, while that of business has been to promote the interests of stockholders. Higher wages and higher profits are compatible over the long run in a growing economy. Conflict does arise, however, from the fact ...
- Attack On Poland
Attack on Poland
At daybreak on the first day of September, 1939, the residents of Poland awakened to grave news. A juggernaut force of tanks, guns, and countless grey-clad soldiers from nearby Germany had torn across the countryside and were making a total invasion of the Pole's homelands. Germany's actions on that fateful morning ignited a conflict that would spread like a wildfire, engulfing the entire globe in a great world war. This scenario is many people's conception of how Worl...
- JFK Assination - Conspiracy
JFK Assination - Conspiracy
What reasons did the HSCA in suggesting that John F Kennedy was the victim of a conspiracy?
In 1976, the US Senate ordered a fresh inquiry into the assassination of John F Kennedy, who was murdered in 1963 during a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. People who had been involved in the original Warren Commission investigations were asked to make fresh statements. The FBI and the CIA were persuaded to release more of their documents on Oswald. New lines of i...
For purposes of this discussion, it is the intent of this author to assess the plight of African Americans at a time when they were merely slaves, captives taken forcibly by rich white American merchants to a new and strange land called America. Right from the very beginning, slavery was a controversial issue. It was fraught with the constant reminder of man's inhumanity to man. This was evidenced in the literature as well as movements such as the abolitionists, and one most no...
- Ancient Babylonia
When studying Ancient Babylonia it is notably important to look at these factors: daily life, religion, people, society, government and economy so we can determine the development of the civilization and how it is similar to the way we live today. The Babylonian Empire is unique because their government was run by a law known as the Code of Hammurabi similarly are government is run by numerous laws. Their knowledge of science and astrology is intriguing due to the fact ...
- The Holocaust
German dictator, Adolf Hitler wanted a new order for Germany and his so-called Aryan race. As apart of achieving his ultimate goal, he would have to eliminate any and all other inferior races. This evil plan later became known as the Holocaust. Hitler, with the aid of the Nazis and concentration camps, brought terror and devastation to the Jewish communities of Eastern Europe.
Anti-Semitism had deep roots in early European history. Hitler’s passionate hatred for J...
- The Story Behind The Nazi Gold
The Story Behind the Nazi Gold
Nazi Gold: Hard currency looted from treasuries of countries occupied by the Axis powers during World War II. Ingots consisting of gold melted down from the teeth of murder victims and weddings bands and jewelry. About two thirds of an estimated $660 million ($7.8 billion in today's dollars) in stolen Nazi gold passed through Switzerland during the war. And like any sharp businessmen with hot goods, the Swiss disposed of much of their gold quick...