Mercantilism and the Rise of Capitalism; The Industrial Revolution
Commercial Revolution: The expansion of the trade and business that transformed European
economies during the 16th and 17th centuries.
Capitalism: Another term for money used as an investm
Beowulf Modernized: The Last Battle
In the far off land of the Geats, Beowulf sits on his throne. He contemplates things of the
past, and things of the near future. He recalls slaying Grendel, and Grendels mother just as the
same. He imagines the possible
Pg. 189-190 Assignment
Part 1 A
In Shakespeares Hamlet, the protagonist is quite outspoken, because the story is solely
about Prince of Denmark, Hamlet. The antagonist in the story is his adulterous, incestuous uncle,
King of Denmark, Claudius. The nature
I. Literary Terms
1. Definition A figure of speech that communicates a second meaning along with its literal
2. Function Symbols contribute to a poems overall meaning and effect
1. Definition Words and phrases
AP Practice Essay
Beginning in 1763, following the Seven Years War, the motherland of England began
taking advantage of her daughter colonies. The French Army and Native Americans severely
crippled Britains military force, along with her military funds. P
Summary: Articles of Confederation
We owe much recognition to the statesmen who created the Articles of Confederation.
These articles laid the groundwork for the eventual government which we have come to know
today. Of course with every set of principles,
Compare and Contrast Essay 1
Time Does Not Bring Relief and Gouge, Adze, Rasp, Hammer, written by Edna St.
Vincent Millay and Chris Forhan, respectively, both discuss the process of recovering from
losing a loved one. There are numerous images provided fo
I. Literary Terms
1. Definition Words that virtually replicate sounds (to create vivid effects)
2. Function To add both sense and sensuality to an image or phrase
3. Examples Words like boom, buzz, clang, and crack
1. Narrative Voice
In the play of Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare, a unique form of narrative
voice is used. Although the play adheres partially to an omniscient narration, it also allows the
story to narrate itself. The reader is tak
Amongst Gods masterful creations, fjords are one of the most
beautiful natural geological structures. Fjords are always found where
there has been past glacial activity. The formation occurs when glaciers
carve the bedrock along a long stri
The French Revolution, Napoleon, and the Congress of Vienna
The Old Regime: The Old Regime was the French political and social system before 1789.
Society in the Old Regime was divided into three classes called Estates.
National Assembly: The se
Surplus capital: Equity which cannot otherwise be classified as capital stock or retained earnings.
It's usually created from a stock issued at a premium over par value.
Balance of power: a distribution and opposition of forces amo
19th Century -ISMs: Nationalism, Ideologies, and Culture
Age of Nationalism: Time period after Congress of Vienna until the 1900s when nation states
(France, Italy, Spain, England, Germany) unified.
Unification: The act, process, or result of unifying: th
In the second half of the nineteenth century, there was a profound emergence of three
tremendously important ideas: nationalism, the national state, and imperialism. These three ideas
have similar historical links in the nineteenth century that brought
The tragedy of World War I served as both a reality check and learning experience for all
of Europe at the start of the twentieth century. Western civilization was supposedly advancing
and progressing, becoming more dignified and reasonable. However, t
The 18th Century: The Expansion of Europe and the Enlightenment
Open-Field System: A system of village farming developed by peasants where the land was
divided into several large fields, which were in turn cut into strips.
Enclosure Movement: Pr
The Growth of European Nation-States in the 1500s and 1600s
Prince Henry the Navigator: This was the Portuguese Prince that gave steadfast financial and
moral support to the navigators.
Diaz: Portuguese explorer who in 1488 was the first Europe
The Growth and Suppression of Democracy from the Age of Metternich to the First World War
The Great Reform Bill: Reformed British House of Commons and expanded electorate to include
wider variety of propertied classes. It laid the groundwork for further r
Romanticism became a vastly popular style of art and literature in the nineteenth century,
appealing to much of the population. In a time where conservatism and liberalism clashed
politically and socially, the Romantic Movement provided a middle ground
Perhaps the most famous instance of an insect protecting itself by spraying is the
Bombardier Beetle. This marvelous creature is often used by creationists to support the theory of
intelligent design, simply because the anatomy of a Bomba