Blacksmithing In my defense I was left unsupervised, so I built a box that's capable of reaching 3000 degrees. Blacksmithing is an art that has been around since 1000 B.C. and techniques and skills have been passed on and perfected throughout the centuries. I’ve been a blacksmith since for roughly two and one half years. To me, there is no such thing as scrap steel.
Murano became iconic throughout Europe for its products and inventions, which include modern glass as we know it today (Johnson 17-19). Throughout history there are many examples where inventors are influenced by unexpected environments. One such example comes from the life of famous inventor Thomas Edison. Taking a few months off the
African-American Harriet Powers' 1898 bible quilt. By the time that early African American quilting became a tradition in and of itself, it was already a combination of textile traditions from the prominent influences of four civilizations of Central and West Africa: the Mande-speaking peoples, the Yoruba and Fon peoples, the Ejagham peoples, and the Kongo peoples. Textiles were traded heavily throughout the Caribbean, Central America, and the Southern United States, the traditions of each distinct region became intermixed. Originally, most of the textiles were made by men. Yet when slaves were brought to the United States their work was divided according to Western patriarchal standards and women took over the tradition.
The revival of earlier ideas from these ancient civilizations began to take place as early as 1760 in European countries including Austria, Italy, and Belgium. These ideas originally developed between 8th century BCE and 600 ACE directly coincided with the expansion of the newly founded importance of philosophy and the philosophes in France that surfaced throughout the age of Enlightenment (Honour 17-25). Salons established throughout France offered the opportunity for individuals to gain influence and elevated the status of women since they owned the majority of the coffeehouses (Blanning 75). Similarly, the Scientific Revolution revealed advancement in better understanding of the physical world and its laws. Scientists like Copernicus and Galileo began to question dogmas instituted by the Church and undermined its influence.
Introduction The study of the interaction between Mesoamerica and the North American indigenous populations has been conducted by archaeologists for generations now. Recent research expands upon the movements of the North American populations in the Mesoamerican territories back to the Archaic Period (Huckell). This research also expands understanding and realigning previous beliefs held by proceeding archaeologists concerning the origins of Mesoamerican artifacts excavated in the American Southwest. Archaeological evidence indicates that, with the exception the traditions of the maritime northwest, and Artic, the flow of movement within the entire North American population reinforces that concept that no one culture is left in an isolated
Greek influence is evident in modern day art, music, philosophy, religion, and many other aspects. As astounding as it may seem that traces of an ancient culture can last thousands of years, it is due to the rise and development of the Greeks and the conflicts that continued to develop and refine the civilization. In the democracy of our government and the paintings that hang in museums, Greek influence is a major part of modern culture. For example, the Greeks developed a form of democracy, which influenced the form of the American Government. Greeks influenced Modern education as well, not only were forms of math such as geometry and algebra developed, philosophical ideals about religion, consciousness, and nature were suggested.
“The number of first class arms, which consisted of the 58 caliber rifles and rifled muskets, was only 28,207 out of 610,598 shoulder arms” (Davis 40). Many of the weapons that were available were smoothbores of the 1842 variety and some that had been converted from the flintlock system. The U.S. government only had the Springfield arsenal in operation after Confederate forces quickly seized Harpers Ferry and removed the gun making tools from there. Ripley and the War Department were not concerned about this prior to Bull Run. The thinking was that the rebellion would be short and at most 250,000 arms would be needed.
If I could choose any historical time period to live in, I would choose to live in the time period of the Progressive Era. The Progressive Era strikes me as particularly interesting as it was a time when creativity and inventing was flourishing. Many new inventions were developed between the years of 1890 and 1920. Some of these iconic inventions include the stop sign and smoke detector, both of which were invented in invented in 1890, the semi-automatic shotgun and vertical filing cabinet, both invented in 1898, as well as grocery bag and hydraulic brake, invented in 1918. If I could go back in time and live in the Progressive Era, I would like to be a writer or inventor.
This article is about the importance of Magna Carta in American constructional history and how did Magna Carta come to America and achieve such prestige. This year is the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. From Europe to North America, from Australia to India, Magna Carta has a great impact on democracy around the world. However, no other countries can thoroughly understand Magna Carta better than the USA. Since the Magna Carta is in the core of the US constitution.
The beginning of quilting has dated back to hundreds of years ago. It’s unique designs and patterns have evolved throughout the years to encompass one’s cultural views, beliefs, and even their lifestyles. Many trends have also gone through this process of evolvement which took an immense toll on how one would create their own individualized quilt. Not only has this practical skill benefited people around the world for