Sample essays on history
Sample essays on history
The Bretton Woods institutions were set-up in 1944 after the 2nd World War. The 2nd World War saw massive economic and infrastructural damage to Europe. To help Europe recover from this difficult situation, the Bretton Woods institutions were created. These institutions basically consisted of two major bodies the IMF and World Bank and had the strong arm of the American economy behind their creation Another reason fortheir creation was that it was also recognized after the Great Depression of the late 20’s that if one major national economy was suffering it would hurt the global economy in general.
The Panama Canalis a reminder that it is very hard for man to conquer nature and it requires ingenuity and team effort to bend nature and be able to use it to help meet our needs. It is also a reminder of the fact that at times of difficulty the worst and the best of human nature can be seen. After de Lesseps gave up the project, French courts found him guilty of fraud and bribery in raising funds for the canal and he spent the rest of his years in prison. Some people may feel that the French gave up the project, were unable to complete it and that it is an accomplishment for Americans alone. However, I feel that the French did much of the groundwork for us. Before starting the project we were aware of what challenges to expect and hence were able to meet them more successfully and were gradually able to complete the project.
The modern world is obsessed with the modern concepts of designing and facades of buildings. This is the reason why historical buildings are gradually losing their importance. Presently, most of the historical places in different countries are for either the industrial purpose or residential purpose. There are very few historical places which are preserved as a cultural heritage. (more…)
The reconstruction approach by Congress was somewhat radical. A section of Republicans overrode Johnson’s veto on the Civil Rights bill through a Congressional vote whose outcome was: (Senate 33: 15) and House (122: 41). . Meanwhile, Johnson vetoed the Freedmen’s Bureau Bill and Congress retaliated as they did with the previous bill and successfully overrode his veto setting in force the Freedmen’s Bureau Act (Nelson, 1988 p 97).
There was much more to these statues than just the elements of materials and pose. These statues brought out other reactions to a contemporary viewer. We cannot help but belief that the resonance of power, immutability, and also the threat which was brought out by these works would have been even greater in the ruler who represented the work.
The advance of the Latin west church into other regions of the world to control the spread of Islam, led to the further division of the church into the western and Eastern churches or the orthodox churches. The Eastern Church declined under the pressure of the Islamic and Ottoman persecutions and influences of the Islamic jihads. While, the western church developed rapidly to include many continents of the world.
Western civilization unlike its prehistoric civilization is no longer directed by Agriculture, but rather by organized trade and industry. Despite the progresses, the western Christianity still views Islamic faith in the same light. Western civilization always associates its political and cultural identity with Christian religious views. Following the early wars with Muslims western civilization still judge Islamic practices suspiciously.