The best form of knowledge is one that is relevant in all aspects of life. History is important not only because it offers insight on how life was in the past, but also allows us to better understand current situations. Since a young age, I found myself longing to be informed about the world around me. Thankfully, this urge was settled by local news broadcasts. Whether this interest developed due to the lack of cable television in my household or an actual interest, the news broadcast became “must-see” programming for me. As I grew older my interest kept growing and local news did not satisfy my interests, so I started watching late night news on world affairs rather than local stories. This is when I realized that I wanted a career in social …show more content…
Although I took history courses in middle school, the classes taught minimal information and caused dissatisfaction with the level of knowledge I was receiving. The AP World History course was my opportunity to learn and understand different cultures and religions, and it was an opportunity I was not going to let pass by. Despite the constant remark of the difficulty of the course and its workload, I was eager to get started. It was in the very first week that I realized I made the right choice by enrolling in the course. Learning about the beginnings of civilizations and up to the 20th century seemed like a tough challenge I was looking forward to. Although we learned about very interesting subjects throughout the year, it was the Code of Hammurabi which truly captivated my attention. Whether it was the gruesome idea of “an eye for an eye” or the belief of the presumption of innocence presented by Hammurabi 's Code, I became intrigued to discover the role laws play in our current society. This interest has led me to become greatly aware of the political sphere in our nation and has inspired me to pursue a political science
Soniyah Boun Ms. Kruse World History Honors Period 4 9/28/17 Hammurabi’s Code: Was it Just? Today’s current justice system requires police departments, court trials, and lawyers to determine right from wrong, but back in early history things were much more different. Straying away from legal court cases there was the first actual uniform set of laws to keep civilians in check called Hammurabi’s code. Four hundred centuries ago most of Mesopotamia (which was the first civilization) was under the rule of King Hammurabi who at first only had power over a limited part of the city in Babylon which was a city-state at the time.
Long ago, back into the time of ancient Greek, was a young 20 year old British Macedonian king called Alexander. He was a very brave, dauntless, and generous man to his followers. He had conquered a vast of land and made it his empire. He had found 70 cities and named most of them Alexandria. He spread Greek ideas and culture to the world.
Do you think Hammurabi’s laws were just or not? I’m going to talk about family law, property law, and personal-injury law. The most common punishment was to get your hands cut off. My paragraphs are going to convince you to believe that Hammurabi’s Code was not just. I think that Hammurabi doesn’t need to get into most of your private family life.
Although the Code of Hammurabi granted citizens their rights and laws, the wealthy were more favored than the poor. Legislation that stood out the most were punishments were equally based on the severity of a crime. In some instances, these sanctions were too severe, but Hammurabi’s foundation of regulating these laws and punishments were impactful and vital to an organized society and
This paper will prove that Hammurabi’s law codes kept the Babylonians from receiving unequal treatments because of the punishment following their criminal actions. Hammurabi’s law code is described as, "An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth. " The law codes were set up
West of the American Revolution the rest of the continent was in deep competition. Russia, Britain, and Spain all were on the race to explore the Pacific Ocean. It was the only part of the globe that had gone untouched and unexplored by the Europeans. They feared the immensity of the Pacific Ocean and everything they did not know about it. This only makes the Native people of the pacific Islands that much more impressive as they were able to navigate those waters with much less technology and advantages that the European colonizers possessed.
Being in pre-AP World History now will help me decide if I want to take AP and college-level courses later on in high
God’s law, the Code of Hammurabi, and Roman Law of the Twelve Tables were contributions to our law in western civilization. Trials and Tribulations Eye for an Eye or Death Actions must have consequences. The Code of Hammurabi was based on from the beginning. Hammurabi believed that the god’s, though pagan, had given him a kingship. As king, he was to administer these laws and must obey the divine laws.
Laws are always the core of a society and they often indicate a variety of lifestyle decisions made by those people. Hammurabi’s famous set of laws and Moses’ laws could be viewed as two completely distinct documents, yet both set of laws aide historians in revealing insight to the Hebrew and Mesopotamian people. In both societies, enforcing strict consequences that are equivalent to the crime is common. Hammurabi’s well known law states that, “if a man has put out an eye of a free man, they shall put out his eye.” Whereas, in the Hebrew laws, it states, “...if any harm follows, then you shall give life for life, eye for eye...”
I had to re-evaluate myself, as well as my career, and that is when I came across social work. As a social worker, I was going to be able to work with kids in every different type of environment, as well as impact the kids which is what I always wanted to do. As a career goal in social work for the five years following graduation would be to work in an agency where I will be most needed and most productive. As a social worker, I not only want to help children I also want to make a difference in their lives, homes, and the system in general.
At the beginning of the year, I was most excited to take this class because I was curious about the world, and the events that created today’s society. I wanted to know more in order to fully appreciate the world as it is today, because of all the past and history that has shaped it. I am now able to identify turning points in human history, which makes me understand the world now, and how an event that may have happened hundreds of years ago still is impacting our lives today. Most importantly, history has showed me that world will continue evolving during my lifetime, and that it is important to stay educated about current events to fully appreciate the history that is happening before my own
He had a very strong nation and wanted to keep it under control. Hammurabi was primarily influential to the world because of his code of laws. His code’s consisted of two hundred and eighty two provisions, which were systematically arranged under a variety of subjects. The codes were functioned in an organized and systematic way. It was divided into groups such as family, labor, personal property, trade, real-estate, and other business.
In describing his own writings Cortazar once said “Much of what I have written falls into the category of eccentricity, because I have never admitted a clear distinction between living and writing; if in my life I have managed to disguise an only partial participation in my circumstances, I still cannot deny that eccentricity in what I write, since I write precisely because I am only half there or not there at all," (“Encyclopedia of World Biography”). By saying this, Cortazar was saying that he lived to write and wrote to live, often reflecting on his own experiences. His creative style is mirrored in that statement which seems to be in and out of reality. As quoted by the Encyclopedia of World Biography, “So much of his work fell into the realm of "magic realism," a creative literary approach dealing with humankind 's struggle to understand the world. ”(“Encyclopedia of World Biography”).
I never thought I would considered a career in social work when thinking about what I want to study in College. Over the years I have realized that I like helping people, but my thoughts of what I wanted to be were indifferent. Towards the end of senior year in high school my counselor had my class do a career survey to see what our interest were. The most common choices for me were Nursing, Teaching, or becoming a Social Worker. After that I went on the Internet and researched as much as I could on each career choice.