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European History On The Spanish Armada - 1,677 words
The Spanish Armada set sail from Spain in 1588. King Phillip II wished to invade England for both political and religious reasons. Spain put a tremendous amount of money into the Armada and planned for years, but in the end the fleet was defeated. The building of and the defeat of the Spanish Armada led to Spains downfall as a world power, and Englands subsequent rise in power. King Phillip II had many political and religious reasons to invade England. Because Phillip had been named as Marys successor before her death, he thought he had a right to the English throne(The Invincible Armada, NP). Another reason for the Armada was the race between Spain and England in trade and supremacy in the ...
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Motives For Exploration - 816 words
Until the late 1400's, Europeans did not know the existence of the two American continents ( North and South America ). To the European explorers, exploring the other side of the Atlantic was like exploring an entire different world, hence the name- the New World. In 1492, Christopher Columbus unknowingly discovered the new continent. His original motives for exploring was to find an easier route to Asia but instead, he discovered the New World. Thus; Spain, France and England began sending out conquistadors and explorers to the uncharted terrains of the new continent. Motives for the Spanish, French, and English explorers varied greatly, however, they were similar in some ways. The motives ...
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Lost Colony - 741 words
The Different viewpoints of what happened to the missing people. Jamestown is thought by most of our general population to be the first colony in the New World. This is only half true. Jamestown is considered our first successful colony, however it was not our first attempt at a colony. There were a few attempts to colonize the New World before Jamestown and one in particular that is found to be interesting is Raleigh also known as the Lost Colony. It received this name due to the fact that the colonists that settled this colony disappeared very mysteriously. This poses the question of "What happened to the people of Raleigh?" There are many different viewpoints of what occurred to the colon ...
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And Fall Of Spain - 1,005 words
In 1490 there was no such country as Spain, yet within a century it had become the most powerful nation in Europe and within another had sunk to the status of a third-rate power. Describe and analyze the major social, economic, and political reasons for Spains rise and fall. In 1490 there was no such country as Spain, yet within a century it had become the most powerful nation in Europe and within another had sunk to the status of a third-rate power. Spain experienced a social, economic, and political golden age during the sixteenth century. However, due to bad planning and decisions, Spain declined as a superior power. The marriage of Ferdinand of Aragon and Isabella of Castille, in 1469, e ...
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Colonization - 1,209 words
The promise of new riches and the potential discovery of the fabled Northwest Passage were the primary objectives, which fueled the exploration of the New World. Yet these goals were not practical enough when the European nations decided to colonize the Americas. Apparently, "a prosperous and enduring colonial empire depended on self-sustaining economic development" (page 33) rather than an autocratic and rigidly controlled colony in which everything was to benefit the parent country. The degree of success in colonizing the Americas would be measured by this fact. As long as a country could quickly populate its colonies and establish a self-sufficient economy, it would be ahead in the race t ...
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Queen - 1,216 words
Queen Elizabeth & Her Explorers (1558-1603) Princess Elizabeth, a slender, athletic, extremely intelligent young woman, recieved an ideal Rennaissance education in Latin, Greek and modern languages, in history and Scripture. As Henry VIII's second eldest child, shunted back to third in line for the throne by the complex politics of the period, she also had a very practical education in political intrigue - and the fine art of political survival. She came in 1558 to the royal throne shaken by a decade of misgovernment, religious fanaticism, and economic problems. She proceeded to give England 45 years of strong government, moderate religious policies, and unexplained prosperity. Elizabeth was ...
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The City Of Spain - 1,368 words
Spain is a sunny land famous for bullfighting and for more than 1400 beautiful castles and palaces. The country has a history tied closely to North Africa, which includes the Spanish provinces of Infni and the Spanish Sahara. The Spanish people like to call there country by the original name of Espana and they refer to Madrid as there capital. As well as serving as the capital of Spain, Madrid is also the countries biggest city. Many people have conquered and lived in Spain. They also have contributed to its vast traditions and customs. More then 3,000 years ago the ancient Phoenicians set up colonies there. Then soon to follow where the Carthagians of Africa ruled Spain as a colony. Next to ...
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Spain - 1,349 words
"When you cross the mountains that divide France from Spain you step into another world. Europe ends at the Pyrenees, and the land beyondthe mountains has a character and personality that are strikingly different. The sun beats down mercilessly on a country that is beautiful." The Civil War in the late 1930's brought General Franco to power as dictator. He ruled the country until he died in 1975. Spain became a democracy after the death. Until the mid 1900's, Spain was one of the most undeveloped countries in Europe. Spain mostly contained small, unsuccessful, farms because of the dry soil. During the 50's and 60's, Spain took on a rapid stage of economic development and is now an industrial ...
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World History Term Paper - 1,039 words
Hieroglyphics - Writing of ancient Egypt that used pictures to represent words and sounds. Dynasty - Family of rulers in which heirs to the throne are members of the rulers family. Monotheism - Worship of single god. Hammurabi's Code Of Laws - The 1st set of written laws. "eye for an eye". "tooth for a tooth" Cuneiforms - early forms of writing mesopotamia in which the characters were wedge-shaped Reincarnation - An after life in which the person comes back a different entity. Hinduism - Worship of many gods, main religion of India. Caste System - a system that divided Indian society into four main groups according to occupation. 8-Fold Path - Things Buddhist do to make it to Nirvana. Nirvan ...
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Elizabeth I - 1,001 words
Were Queen Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great effective rulers? Were their reigns characterized as good or not so well? Disregarding the opinion of those who reigned concurrently or historians today, these two ruled their country in a time of turmoil and uncertainty! The world and the people within it were undergoing a major transition. New lands were being discovered as well as major role-playing continents and countries were changing status. Some losing power while others gained it. Queen Elizabeth I and Catherine the Great ruled their country to the extent in which they were able and their subjects allowed them to. Queen Elizabeth I of England was a remarkable ruler. Elizabeth was born i ...
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Spanish Timline - 316 words
Phoenicians began colonizing Spain. Modern cities such as Cdiz and Mlaga were founded by the Phoenicians around this time. The Carthaginians conquered much of Spain. Spain became an important part of the Roman Empire following the Punic Wars. The Visigoths completed their conquest of the Iberian Peninsula. The Moors conquered most of Spain. Many Spaniards converted to Islam, and Moorish culture began to flourish. The Christian reconquest of Spain began. Aragn and Castile were united under Ferdinand V and Isabella I. The following year the Spanish Inquisition was established. The Kingdom of Granada was conquered, ending Moorish rule in Spain. Christopher Columbus initiated Spanish claims in t ...
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Keplers Life - 917 words
Johannes Kepler was born at 2:30 PM on December 27, 1571, in Weil der Stadt, Wrttemburg, in the Holy Roman Empire. His family was Lutheran and he adhered to the Augsburg Confession. This adherence later caused him hardships. He was a sickly child and his parents were poor. But his evident intelligence earned him a scholarship to the University of Tbingen. There he was introduced to and delighted in the ideas of Copernicus. In 1596, while a mathematics teacher in Graz, he wrote the first outspoken defense of the Copernican system, the Mysterium Cosmographicum. Kepler was forced to leave his teaching post at Graz due to the counter Reformation because he was Lutheran and moved to Prague to wor ...
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Pun With Language: The Role Of The Pun Throughout The History Of The World - 1,232 words
In his protest days, Gandhi walked everywhere. From the North of India to the South, Gandhi traveled it all, all without shoes. And he didnt brush his teeth, either, so his breath was pretty bad. Since he walked so far and did not eat much in the way of food, he got very thin and physically weak. All in all, he was a super-calloused, fragile mystic, vexed with halitosis! Have you heard jokes such as this before? Jokes that cause you to groan sooner than laugh, and to hurl random objects at the utterer? Perhaps you heard them at a party somewhere, or when you were with a friend. Or even in the workplace. Such jokes are everywhere, causing even the most good-humored person to groan in agony at ...
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Women From Venus - 877 words
In his essay "Men from Mars and Women from Venus", John Gray explored the intrinsic differences between men and women in a way that has helped millions of people to understand why relationships between the two sexes could be so frustrating. Gray was correct when he talked about women cherishing love, communication, beauty, and relationships. However, he oversimplified the gender differences between the two sexes. Though women appreciate the beauty in life and want to live with tranquility, they also corrupt by their desire for power, love for competition, and want for achievements. The premises of John Grays essay were set many years ago when all men lived on Mars and all women lived on Venu ...
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British Foreign Relationships - 1,061 words
Beginnings The first time that the British came into contact from outside people since the disappearance of the land bridge connecting the British Isles to mainland Europe occured in the year 43 A.D. This was the year that Ceasar send a Roman expeditionary force under the command of Aulus Platius to the British Isles. Although the indigenous Celtic tribesmen put up heavy initial resistance, superior armed and trained Roman Legionnairies were able to subdue them and successfully occupy Great Britian all the way up to the border of modern day Scotland. Over the course of the next 367 years, Great Britian experiences an era of relative peace under Roman rule. Celtic and Roman culture coalesced ...
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What Has Caused Britain To Lose Its Sense Of Identity? - 1,517 words
Being British used to be so easy. They were one of the most identified peoples on earth, recognized by their manners, their clothes and the fact that they owned one fifth of the planet . It is much more difficult now. Britains pride, the British Empire has slowly diminished since 1945 as a result of two world wars and nationalistic movements in occupied territories such as India. Some even suggested that Great Britain lost its greatness and hence should only be referred to as Britain. Even the political invention known as Britain has come into question, after all it is a union of England, Scotland and Wales, or is it? Ireland was glad to gain its independence in 1922 and form the Republic of ...
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History On Queen Elizabeth I - 733 words
"... Or let me live with some more sweet content, or die and so forget what love ere meant..." These soulful lines were written by one of the most celebrated women of all time. Hailed as the Virgen Queen, Elizabeth I was perhaps the most powerful, revolutionary queen to ever rule Englan. During the 45 years of Elizabeth's reign, England flourished in all aspects from economics to education. In fact Elizabeth I initiated so many successful improvements that this period came to be known as simply - The Elizabethan Age. In order to gain a bit more insight into the rather complex Queen Elizabeth, let's examine her early childhood and youth, her ascent to the throne, and the accomplishments she h ...
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Henry Viii Marriages Re-sculpted England - 1,432 words
The hour of eight oclock tolled one May morning in England as a woman knelt with her neck on a block. Chop went Anne Boleyns head! She was one of six wives of Henry VIII, King of England. The marriage of Anne Boleyn was the second failed attempt of Henry VIII to produce a male heir. Not having a son left Henry VIII with marital problems which forced him to cut all ties with the Roman Catholic Church. This problem affected a reformation that would encompass much of his life and the lives off all his heirs. Before Anne Boleyn, Henry was married to Catherine of Aragon. Their divorce began the English Reformation. The first wife of Henry VIII, Catherine Aragon, played a crucial role in starting ...
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William The Conqueror - 627 words
In 1047 a serious rebellion of nobles occurred, and William with the aid of King Henry of France, gained a great victory at Val-`es-Dunes, near Caen. Which led to the capture of the two strong castles of Alencon and Domfront. Using this as his base of operations, the young duke, in 1054 made himself master of the province of Maine and became the most powerful vassal of the French Crown, able on occasion to bid defiance to the king himself. William even married Matilda, the daughter of the Earl of Flanders, in 1053,in spite of the papal prohibition. In 1066 when his claim to the English throne was threatened by Harold Godwinson. Due to the fact that Harold Godwinson overlooked the dead king's ...
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