By: Nir 15/11/1998
Mikail Sergeyevich Gorbachev was born in 1931 in a small farming village
called Privolnoye, which was in the Stavropol region of Russia. Gorbachev
had a hard youth. His family lived under Stalins terror and were forced into
Hi, My name is Isis. And you've just broken into acient Egypt, supriced?
Sit down and Ill tell you about my life here.
My dad is an embalmer, and so am I going to be when I grow up. Not long ago
our cat died, and I embalmed it. I wrapped it up in bandages
THE GREAT DEPRESSION
"ONLY A PERIODIC LOW-POINT, OR A
BREAKDOWN OF CAPITALISM?"
The great depression from 1929 and into the 1930's, is the
period in modern times with the largest unemployment, and the
highest frequencies of bankruptcies. But can one from
Analysis of the Declaration of Independence
1. The Declaration of Independence served to formally declare the American colonies
completely independent from British influence. The declarations introduction states that
when a certain government, in this cas
Chapter 3: Settling the Northern Colonies
1. Federalism is so important to United States government because it makes government
and its leaders much more accessible to the American people. With the national, state,
and local sectors of our government, it
Federalist Paper No. 10
1. According to Madison, a faction is a group of individuals with shared interests, such as a
political party or an interest group.
2. Madison believed that factions were the primary reason for political unrest and things
such as a
Historians have a responsibility to accurately represent the truth, because the present and our
knowledge depend on it. However, often when exploring history, there is very little
evidence, and it is difficult to distinguish fact from myth. I believe t
Chapter 23: Political Paralysis in the Gilded Age
Election of Ulysses S. Grant
Grant emerged as a Republican war hero after the Civil War, but despite the fact that he
was a great military leader, he had no political experience.
The unorganized Democrat
Because of what happened to Germany after WWI, the Allies were determined not to
repeat their mistake after WWII, so Britain, France, and America controlled their
West German sectors in a way intended to keep Germany impoverished,
Held in Potsdam, Germany in the summer of 1945.
The goal of this conference was to address post- World War II issues such as the
control of disputed territories, economic and physical rebuilding, and punishing
Truman Doctrine and the Marshall Plan
After WWII, the threat of the spread of Soviet communism greatly increased along with
the US and British desire to stop the spread of communism in key countries, especially
The US and British believed that if
The Election of 1948
Truman was a good and capable leader, but he was unlucky in that he succeeded
FDR, one of the most popular US presidents.
One issue that was very controversial was the dropping of the atomic bombs at
Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Northern, Middle, Southern colonies:
Northern (corporate colonies)Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Connecticut,
Rhode Island; were operated by joint-stock companies.
Middle (royal colonies)New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania; were
to be under the
THE NEW DEAL ERA
Causes of the Crash: the stock market crash was not the sole thing responsible for the Great
o Uneven distribution of incomewages had risen relatively little compared to the
large increases in productivity and corporate profit
1. What conditions existed in the United States which allowed the Industrial Revolution to
take root and flourish in America?
The United States started forming new technological advances, in order to support
the innovations that were to form al
The Masque of the Red Death
a. 1. This story is about a plague called the Red Death that kills of nearly half of a
population. This obviously reminded me of the Black Death because of how awful the
plague was. Also, during the Red Death, all of the kings,
"The Devil and Tom Walker" by Washington Irving
A. This story can be compared to the movie A Christmas Carol, alike in that both of the main
characters get spooked, getting them to change into something else. The only large difference
being one has a happ
Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving
A. The first comparison that came to me was Cinderella. Though not exactly alike in all aspects,
Ichabod Crane would be Cinderella, the prince would be Katrina, and Brom Bones would
symbolize the evil sisters. The reason
Silence A Fable by Edgar Allan Poe
a. 1. This short story is a cascade of emotions overflowing, especially towards the end. Poe
writes with such an imagery, feeling, and drama it was very reminiscent of Shakespeares
writing. Both have eloquent vocabulary