The purpose of this essay is to explain why it is imperative to study the Byzantines. The Byzantines had a major impact on Christianity. "The Byzantines withstood years of siege by the Arabs hitherto considered irresistible, and in doing so … saved Western Civilization." (A Short History of Byzantium, Document A). There were early attacks on Constantinople that the Byzantines were able to hold off.
The Crusades started in 1095 when Pope Urban II wanted to take back Jerusalem. I think the results of the Crusades was more positive than negative than positive since people lost interest in them. Not only that, they killed and abused many innocents. One of the reasons the Crusades were more negative is because people lost interest in them. For example, in Document 6, it states that they “-didn’t get the support expected.” It also says in the Fourth Crusade, that they attacked Byzantine Empire.
The political impact of the “barbarians” on the Roman Empire was that it weakened the empire’s government. Revenue loss made the administration unable to afford enough soldiers to control their borders. When the Huns attacked, a great influx of Germanic people migrated to the empire without any resistance. After Attila died the Huns were no more. The non-Romans who lived inside the empire shocked the world when they rebelled against the greedy Romans who had severely mistreated them.
In addition, the army under Justinian was able to secure the borders and stave off attacks from the Sassanian Empire in Persia. Furthermore, Justinian’s military exploits weakened the empire, but came into contact with different nomadic groups like the Slavic. His most notable achievements were his law
The Aztecs no longer trusted Montezuma, they were short on food, and the smallpox epidemic was under way. More than 3 million Aztecs died from smallpox, and with such a severely weakened population, it was easy for the Spanish to take Tenochtitlan. It is uncertain how Montezuma died. Some scholars state that, disgusted with him, the Aztecs stoned him to death. The Aztecs eventually drove the Spanish from the city, but Cortes returned again to defeat them and take the city in 1521.
Pope Innocent 11, the crusade did not attract the support expected.This is important because this is in Constaniople in 1204, the Venetians, who had been hired to transport the crusaders, and the knights agreed to attack the Byzantine capital instead. The city was savagely taken with many lives lost. The Byzantine goverment went into exile in Nicosia and continued to fight the late occupiers until; 1261,when they recaptured tjeir capital. Were the results of the Crusades more positive or negative? The crusades had a positive and negative impact on the eastern and western worlds that were involved in the conflicts.
Another action that was taken was the updates that Theodore Roosevelt had for the Monroe Doctrine. These updates would help prevent military intervention in Latin America from any European nation. Through these actions, Theodore Roosevelt had proved how strong of a power the United States was. He had liberated a country and had created peace between two other world powers. The US had become a very strong force within Latin America as well as with Europeans who dared to intervene in the Western Hemisphere.
The unity of the ummah would be preserved by an outwardly directed offensive [attack].” This relates to the spread of Islam because Muslims use a strategy of raids against non-muslims that would preserve the unity of the ummah. Lastly conquest and war guided Islam to a large population with the help of the Byzantine and Persian Empire. Islam was welcomed into areas under these empires because people didn 't like the oppressive rule. In conclusion, trade, conquest and choice are reasons Islam spread so
His empire was nothing compared to these massive long lasting empires. Alexander the Great did not deserve his tittle as great because he gained power by fear, killed innocent people, and his empire did not stay together long. Alexander the Great started conquering land at the age of 20, and in the process killed thousands of innocent people, used a fear tactic to gain his power, and built a massive empire that did not last very long. Some may see him as great, but if you look a little closer at the details Alexander did more harm then good trying to unite everybody. In conclusion, these three factors are proof that Alexander was not as excellent as historians try to prove him to
However, Roman culture was very imperialist culture it was accepted out of the country very quickly. Webster noted that Romans position had also a significant role in the this process because it let the provincials become inalienable part of the Roman Empire, and as the logical consequences of this situation
The 13th and 14th Amendments which abolished slavery and gave equal protection of the laws to citizens are prime examples of these laws. Laws are part of our Constitution and protect citizens. We have to take responsibility and accountability for choices in order to better our future. The Indian Removal Act was a step in the wrong direction for our nation because it took advantage of helpless Indians, unjustly removed them from their lands, and was the birth of true racism and discrimination among our citizens. To summarize, early Americans took advantage of the Indians and their lands which led to the beginning of racism and discrimination among citizens, and then laws were established to protect citizens against abuse of