All great speeches have a purpose, either to rally the population, promote some idea or to encourage others. Winston Churchill’s Speech entitled “Their Finest Hour” has gone down in history as one of the greatest and most powerful speech of the Second World War. It was given in response to the fall of the France in the war, and helped establish the tone for the people of the United Kingdom, that despite the great loss, they still had hope to overcome the enemy forces. Churchill’s speech inspired patriotism, determination and hope. This speech was directed at all the people in the United Kingdom, to unite and to promise a better hope, despite of Hitler’s attempts at world domination and the victory of the Nazis in almost every battle in Europe.
Another act that Johnson had passed was the Immigration and Nationality Services Act. This act had abolished the earlier quota system based on immigrant national origin to a new policy, which was based on reuniting immigrant families and attracting skilled workers to the United States. It was fairer to immigration as a whole. A product of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, was created to ensure fairness in employment practices based on any discrimination. This further continued Lyndon B. Johnsons views and goal of creating a “Great Society.” Besides the goal of equality, Johnsons also declared an “unconditional war on poverty.” Johnson had made it one of his most important goals to end poverty.
It has influenced everything from testing to keeping medical records. Ellis Island is now a very popular tourist location that can be visited and give people a glimpse of what it looked and felt like to be an immigrant trying to get into America. Ellis Island way of testing and keeping records has greatly impacted health “standards” around us today by helping people understand how to properly diagnose and categorize disorders and conditions. Ellis Island is truly a remarkable piece of history and holds an infinite amount of
It is also east of the Mediterranean Sea, which connects the Red and Black sea to the Atlantic Ocean. Absolute location consists of the exact coordinates (latitude and longitude) or something as simple as a street address. Iraq’s coordinates are 33° N, 43° E which is just north of the Tropic of Cancer (23° N). Lastly, the Capital City of Iraq is Baghdad, which consists of 7.665 million people. Relative and Absolute location, one of the five themes of geography, are
The assassination of Abraham Lincoln was one that broke the hearts of millions. It is to no surprise that he is still one of the most known and admired presidents that the United States has had. It is also no surprise that there have been many books published about this memorable president. Although, there is one book that stands out in particular: Killing Lincoln: The Shocking Assassination that Changed America Forever by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard. The authors
“Homeland is something one becomes aware of only through its loss, Gunter Grass.” In Peter Gay’s memoir, My German Question, he articulates what it was like living in Germany with the presence of the Nazis or in his own experience the lack there of. Peter lived in a family that didn’t directly practice Judaism and most German families didn’t perceive them as Jews until the Nazis defined what a Jew was to the public. The persecution of other Jewish families in Germany where far worse than what Peter experienced growing up. There was a major contrast between how Gay’s family was treated and how other Jews who actively practiced the religion in Germany were treated which played a contributing factor for why the family stayed so long before they left. Peter Gays and his family lived under Nazi rule before it got to the point were people were being put into ghettos and shipped off in trains.
A common question about German Unification is why did it take so long to accomplish? The other three major players, France, Great Britain, and Russia, had all developed under a single unified nation for hundreds of years by the time Germany came around. In short, the Holy Roman Empire served as a wall to the unification of a German state, considering the Holy Roman Empire was led by Austrian Habsburgs. Also, while the Holy Roman Empire was mostly German, it also included Czechs, Wends, Italians, and Poles (Barraclough). What about when the Holy Roman Empire was dissolved?
Slavery is now banned. It is considered cruel and unjust by many of the new generation. Everyone has the basic rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, although hard work was necessary to make it so. In What to the Negro is the Fourth of July?, Douglass pleas for America to “work the downfall of slavery” (Douglass). He continuously asks to see “the doom of slavery” and leaves his speech “with hope” for a new and free America (Douglass).
Sometimes the Jews recieved news about sabotage against the Nazi’s. The star gained additional popularity as a symbol to the JEws when it was adopted as the emblem of the Zionist in 1892. The star has been the most commonly known of the Jewish faith since
We all know that United States won World War ll, but how did we win? World War ll was a gruesome war between the Nazi Party and the United States and many other countries. The war lasted from 1939 through 1945. United States was brought into the war when the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor. The way that the United states won the war was because our military is strong, we had good allies, and great leaders in office and on the battlefield.