Senator Marcus Crassus often set peoples houses on fire, then bought those houses and
their neighborhoods cheaply and then put out the fire.
He made a vast fortune at the expense of the people.
John Lockes ideas prevent this from happening again.
If a sen
Rene Descartes said Cogito ergo sum.
This means I think, therefore I am.
Its significance is that the only thing you can know about the universe is that you exist.
Anything else that you may have been told or have observed could be a lie because your
Science had indeed fulfilled much of the progress that people predicted it would.
One obvious example is agriculture technology.
Science in fact has the effect that allows greater productivity of the farm which produces
For example, even though
First, Richard knew the right time to act when something was amiss.
He saw that Henry VI wasnt running the country properly.
Therefore, he first tried the peaceful solution: he was named Protector of the Realm.
Indeed, Richard was needed to protect Englan
I think that the scientist of the Enlightenment who had the biggest impact was
Before Copernicus, the model of the universe was geocentric, where all the planets and
the Sun moved around the Earth.
However, for the first time, Coperni
After increased trade, universities for learning started appearing in Europe.
Reason and logic began to replace the blind faith in the Church during the early Middle
If it hadnt been for the exchange of ideas after the Crusades, the modern era could
Of the philosophers of the Enlightenment, the one whose philosophy appeals to
me the most is John Lockes.
The ideas that I most liked about John Locke were that people can improve, everyone
has natural rights, and the government existed by popular consent
Henry VI simply wasnt a good king and Englands power declined during his reign.
I think that Richard, duke of York saw this and knew that he could do a better job in
To save his country from mismanagement by the Lancasters, Richard had to take
If Enlightenment thinkers never decided to find out about science for themselves by
thinking, then the world would still be in an era similar to the Middle Ages.
Cogito ergo sum also has the deeper meaning about the Enlightenment.
It encourages people to
Of the four major results of the Crusades, I think the one that had the biggest effect
on Europe was also the only good result of the Crusades.
Increased trade and commerce brought a lot of changes to feudal society.
Increase in trade led to changes in th
In 1791, farmers who thought the tax on whiskey was unfair rebelled in what is known as
the Whiskey Rebellion.
Washington, knowing that the new government had to show strength, immediately sent
the army to break the insurrection.
This showed the world tha
Because he needed cash, Napoleon sold to America all of Louisiana only $15
million- worth about $260 million today (Ellis).
This famous treaty allowed Jefferson to double the size of the United States for a
very cheap price.
Jefferson faced even more chal
After the election, Jefferson served as secretary of state for President Washington.
Finally, Jefferson became president himself after winning the election of 1800.
Jeffersons ascendance to power is especially revolutionary because of the
The main causes of economic crises were over-speculation and overbuilding of
The Greenback was also loosing value so in 1873, Grant sided with hard-money
bankers and supported money backed by gold.
In 1872, the Amnesty Act was passed, which par
Washington, he set precedents, such as giving a Farewell Address and only serving
for two terms.
Jefferson proved that a two-party system could work because he didnt make
revolutionary changed in the government after his party won.
Andrew Jackson expanded
David McCullough, in History and Knowing Who We Are, writes None of the writers
and signers of the Declaration of Independencewere super humanSome ardently
Yet, the founding fathers in 1776 did find common ground and laid the foundation
In the Credit Mobilier scandal, the Union Pacific Railroad charged exorbitant
prices for railroad construction through the corporation Credit Mobilier.
Stock of Credit Mobilier was distributed to Congress so it would not shut down
He crushed the Bank of the United States, calling its president, Nicholas Biddle,
Not only did Jackson help the cause of democracy by bringing more common
voters out, but he also made some important changes to the government.
This destruction of
Despite the fact that a peace agreement had been reached before Jacksons victory,
many people thought that Jackson was the reason that the British agreed to peace.
Because of Jacksons popularity with the common man, he won the popular vote
during the elec
Together, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson shaped the
American presidency into the role it plays today.
George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Virginia (Kane 1).
Early in his life, Washington showed an interest in the mi
We also got to see the crews quarters inside the ship.
I was very surprised at how little space there was for each person.
One soldier might have to crawl over 10 of his colleagues in order go to the bathroom at
Eventually, we left the Intrepid and
This statement surprised us greatly, and we wondered for the rest of the train ride
how the conductor knew that we were students from AP US History and would know
Teddy Roosevelts quote.
Soon, we arrived at Penn Station, and exited the building at Seventh
Our tour guide first introduced himself and then asked everyone to say what
country theyre from.
Most people were from the United States, though I remember one person was
Our tour guide made sure to inform us that we were not actually on A
Renounced individualism; advocated shared food, work, and sex
-never caught on
Americans stayed materialistic and capitalistic
The New Left had support mostly for Vietnam, but not for economic change
I woke up at 7:30 AM on November 26, 2
John Sinclair, manager of rock band MC5
1. Make em so freaky theyd never want to go into the army in the first
2. Music changed peoples minds about Veitnam
3. Summer of love in San Francisco
4. Premarital sex became acceptable
3. End of countercultu
The exhibit also showed how this disaster caused NASA to increase safety
standards to ensure such an event never happened again.
Finally, it was fun playing with the disabled guns of the aircraft carrier.
We were allowed to sit on the seats that real sold
The tickets cost $17 plus a $2 facility fee (why cant they just say $19?).
However, the museum was definitely worth the price.
We saw many different types of airplanes from WWII to the Cold War.
One of the people working at the museum told us to watch the
We took pictures of an exhibition by Florine Stettheimer.
One painting was titled The Cathedrals of Wall Street.
It showed several political figures, such as Franklin Roosevelt and Bernard Baruch,
standing on Wall Street, suggesting the close relationship
We saw the Asian exhibits and the European exhibits.
I especially enjoyed the statues of knights from medieval times.
Finally, we passed though the Egyptian section and back to the American wing.
From there, we exited the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Counterculture was defeated by its own excesses
The abandonment of nonviolence caused a loss of support and credibility
I. Topic: Not enough support
A. At its height, the SDS gathered an impressive total of 50,000 members
-However, this was the minority