Even before the war had ended, Hamilton 's attention began to focus on politics. In letters to colonial leaders, he strongly criticized the new Confederation and advocated a strong, centralized government. As the war ended in 1783, he was admitted to the New York bar and opened an office on Wall Street. He served in the U.S. Congress from 1782 to 1783 and founded the Bank of New York in 1784. In 1787–88, Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison wrote The Federalist Papers, a series of letters defending the new Constitution.
Introduction For decades there has been a great controversy as to whether or not the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were justified. It is often argued that these bombings were hideous atrocities the likes of which the world has never seen before, ones born of a nation’s thirst for vengeance and desire to exhibit its military and technological superiority. Some argue that though the bombings brought about the end to the Second World War, the deaths of more than two hundred thousand people cannot be a justifiable sacrifice. Others disagree completely and state that these deaths were a small price to pay to end the war that had ravaged millions more. And so, debates regarding this topic have flourished since those fateful days 70 years
Hirohito became the emperor of Japan when his father died in 1926. When the Great Depression started, the Allies tried to support their own industries by limiting imports and cut Japan off of its exports. In 1932, a massive failure of rice crop caused famine throughout Japan. Japanese ultranationalists blamed the country’s politicians for the economic crisis, soon a series of political assassinations caused a crisis for the pro-democracy movement.
After reading The Nazi Seizure of Power By William Sheridan Allen, I completely agree with the author's thesis, and I liked how he went about supporting it in his book. One might think that given what the author was trying to support, that this would be a book full of bland and dry facts, however, since Allen focused on the Village of Northeim alone, it was easier for him to shape the text into a story. He begins the book by giving the reader an overview of the history and layout of Northeim. This information is crucial to understanding how the Nazi party could so quickly and so abruptly take political control of such a seemingly stable village. When Allen is still just introducing some of the many qualities and social structures of Northeim,
Did you know that the Aztecs and the Spanish were both imperialist and expansionist people. Did you also know that in their respective areas they were the most powerful. The Mexicans now known as ,Aztecs, had a violent war with the Spanish who was led by a conquistador,Hernan Cortés, during the 1500’s in the place now known as Mexico. The Spanish were in search of gold which was one of the reasons that had led to the attack. The Spaniards and the Aztecs both were powerful especially during war.
Nationalism is a powerful force that unifies large groups of people based on commonalities such as ethnicity or religion. There are numerous examples of nationalistic forces throughout the 20th century, such as rationing and the home front that took place in WWI, the Red Army and the CCP of the Interwar Years, and ultranationalistic Nazi Germany and Japan in WWII. Nationalism is the driving force behind many of the world’s greatest accomplishments and atrocities and it helped to shape the world in the 20th century because it contributed to the WWI effort, set the stage for WWII, and caused two significant atrocities during the second World War. WWI displays nationalism in the way that home countries drew support for the war effort and rationed food for their soldiers. During the WWI effort,
The dark decades leading up to the Great War was a tense power struggle. The powerhouses of the 19th Century, in their lust for expansion and dominance, extended their influence across the globe and decimated countless lives. This fierce competition among several nations was one of the many contributions that spurred World War I. As described in “An Open Letter to His Serene Majesty Leopold II, King of the Belgians and Sovereign of the Independent State of Congo” by George Washington Williams and in an interview with Kande Kamara, it is the smaller and weaker countries that ultimately paid the price for the greed and wars that ensued. Williams focused his article on the Congolese and the atrocities committed by the Belgium government, whereas
During the Meiji restoration, militarism and nationalism began to take over Japan. Unknown to the rest of the world, Japan had started focusing in on themselves. This is what initially sparked the nationalism and militarism that eventually took over Japan. Moving forward, after World War I and the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Japan had now gained control of Shandong in China. The addition of Shandong was exactly what Japan needed at the time.
Try putting yourself in president Truman’s place how would you have dealt with Japan? Make a treaty or just try and completely destroy them? The U.S. and president Truman had a very hard decision to make dealing with Japan. Although there was several reasons to not drop the atomic bomb, the U.S. had good reason for the bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki which were justified due to the bombing of Pearl Harbor, to keep the nation safe, and to stop the Japanese empire from becoming any stronger.
Government power where did it start? How did it come to be? Throughout history the United States government has changed dramatically. The biggest jump was the creation of the Constitution, which laid out the basic rules and regulations that our government was suppose to follow. A big contributor was James Madison, the man that everyone referred to as the “ Father of the Constitution.”