Many of the roots of modern intellectual ideas and philosophies have stemmed from the ideas and philosophies of the ancient Greeks. While many other cultures had some impact, the Greeks most definitely had the most influence on modern math and science. Most notably, “the three Athenians that would come to dominate philosophy for the next 2000 years: Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle”(p8). These three philosophers, along with many others from in or around ancient Greece set the foundation for Western intellect today. The communication abilities and location of ancient Greece allowed them to not only gather information about the ideas of diverse cultures around the world but also to have skepticism about the information and determine what was true.
It was because of their cultural and intellectual revolutions that the world as we know it now exists. Perhaps one of the most influential contributions of the Ancient Greeks was their literature, specifically, their myths. Greek mythology is considered by scholars as the great classics of literature.
John Adams John Adams had an extremely large impact on how the United States was first run. He put forth large contributions when the United States Constitution was written. In addition, he inspired new views in the government system. The primary strength of the United States Government can be credited to John Adams because of his strong drive, convincing writing skills, and his participation in the constitutional congress. John Adams spoke for his believes no matter what.
when the Macedonian army defeated Thebes and Athens and took over. They wanted to take control, but they were defeated by the Macedonians and under their rule. Their government had still been functioning, but under Macedonian rule. The government should be restored because they were successful until the point of the war and even after being attacked by all the opposing city states. The effects were that all citizens had a say in government decisions for war and other choices they had to make.
The Constitution of the United States was written in 1787, but there was a grapple for its ratification that went on until about two decades after the ratification. Members of Congress believed that the first government of the United States or the Articles of Confederation, needed to be adjusted while others did not want anything to change. After the Revolutionary War, the people did not want a strong central government, because it reminded them too much of what they were trying to escape from. Under the Articles, each state had their own laws, and the need for a new Constitution was desired by many. The Constitution of 1787 created huge debates, arguments and splits in the nation that lasted for several year after its ratification between people who
American Injustice The United States of America, much like every developed nation before and after it, left a trail of injustice and oppression behind it as it became what it is known as now. However, the United States approached their issues differently: America rebelled against their mother country, England. They were the first nation to do such a thing; the first nation to cut all support from their mother country and end the cycle of abuse that England had set for their American brothers. White American men became powerful through a simple process, education. Education gave them the tools and skills necessary to fight England and thrive as a nation.
An accomplishment that would influence Europe until modern times, dhimmi and Muslim scholars became a crucial link in revitalizing Greek philosophy to Western Europe through interchanges between Christian and Muslim rulers. Putting aside religious differences, Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike studied together in countless academies and libraries. Renown for its strides in intellectualism, Cordoba turned into a destination for scholars of every type from all over the world looking to gain or discover invaluable knowledge (“Muslim Spain”). Under the guidance of millions of scholars, Islamic Spain built the foundations in alchemy and algebra while also making vast contributions in areas pertaining to the numeral system, geography, history, botany, music, and cartography–these advancements in studies would play a major role in Medieval European life and culture (“Arab Influences in Spain”). The dedication to learning was noticeable in the focus of public works projects in Cordoba.
Architecture is one thing that was heavily influenced by the Greek culture. Many of the styles of architecture from Greece are used in things like the White House and the Lincoln memorial. All in all, the hellenistic spread was kind of Greek culture mixing and influencing with other cultures and ideas. Therefore, the modern world was influenced by the hellenistic spread because the Greek culture was blended into many different
Anne Neal, the president and co-founder of the American Council of Trustees and Alumni, brought up many great points in her speech on academic freedom. If we do not begin to allow the proper learning and teaching techniques, our society will begin to suffer. Academic freedom is in the decline in today’s society and Anne Neal wants to make a difference. Recently speakers have been backing out of their speeches because of student protests. Campuses are giving speakers speech codes with extremely broad rules.
It was an experience of becoming part of the tradition. I learned about stories of old and the history of it all, as well as the modern culture of communities such as Oia and the monasteries that were part of this project. I hope that, through this, you have come to recognize everything that I have found in the same wonder as I. I have learned also about how the Western world was influenced by this. Our myths that we tell children for entertainment or lessons and government are very good examples. Not only the Aegean Sea culture but all of Greece up until Roman occupation was part of this influence.
Athens has been known to have very strong government leaders, such as Draco, Solon, Peisistratus, and Cleisthenes, as their laws and reforms have paved the way for many of our governments today. Among these was an outstanding leader, Peisistratus, who managed to complete the nearly impossible task of pleasing all social classes while maintaining a strong and efficient government. Peisistratus, mentee of Solon, kept Solon’s polished version of Draco’s government, and made reforms such as reduced taxes, introduction of festivals, production of coin money, and increase in trade. Peisistratus also set more jobs for the poor in the form of cleansing and sanitation of the city, which would keep the cities clean and please the aristocrats. Towards
Kitzmiller v. Dover brought up a global attention. The case rose in 2004, when the Dover Area District High School Board tried to add religion to a science class by masking it under scientific gear of adisclaimer promoting the “Intelligent Design”, and it was supposed to be a mandatory part of the school’s biology class curriculum. High School students’ parents sued the school to ban the Intelligent Design from biology curriculum. The trial took six weeks. Judge Jones made his decision by ruling out the Intelligent Design from being considered as science, and by stating that the Board’s disclaimer was violating the First Amendment and the PA Constitution.
This called for immediate attention and had the attention of single person in America. Niccolo Machiavelli was a philosopher from the 15th and 16th century, using his ideas I will examine the politics and public policy of the Bush administration following 9/11. After the attacks on 9/11, Americans looked to the government for protection and the government acted by implementing new policies. Policies that would prevent another attack, expose terrorist, and make Americans feel safe again. From a Machiavellian perspective, many of these policies were justly implemented.
All of their resources such as plays, laws, and myths brought in the power of speech as an essential part of learning which could lead people to progress which was so valued. They were all interconnected, and positively impacted ancient Greek civilization, so that it could continue to evolve into the Greece it is
The commoner wanted the wrongs that were done to them corrected. The Plebeians struggled for 200 years before they saw the change they wanted to see. 2. What does Greek religion tell us of the Greeks themselves? The Greeks used their religion to as an explanation to help understand the universe and all the events that has occurred in it.