Despite all of the odds stacked against her, Phillis Wheatley prevailed and made a difference in the world that would shape the world of writing and poetry for the better. II. Historical Information from Author’s Time Phillis Wheatley wrote her groundbreaking poems in an era known as the Revolutionary Era. This time in history was one of struggles and gaining independance, much like Phillis’ life story. These struggles came when America had declared a war on England in order to become their own free nation.
Jordan McNeill Period 2 October 25, 2015 In 1588 the troops of England gathered at Tilbury. Preparing themselves to repel an expected invasion by the King of Spain’s army. Queen Elizabeth I of England delivered a passionate speech encouraging her men to risk their lives in battle. In her, albeit short, speech the Queen deftly uses different rhetorical strategies. Elizabeth makes exceptional use of the Aristotelian Appeals, which are means of persuasion.
As described in the article, “Louis XIV, king of France,” of The Columbia Encyclopedia, Louis’s vast spending on his palace at Versailles, along with him participating in needless wars such as the War of the Spanish Succession (1701–1714), left France in a state of debt and “greatly weakened [France] militarily” (“Louis XIV, king of France” para. 5). Additionally, Louis revoked the Edict of Nantes which had protected the religious freedoms of French Protestants known as Huguenots, as he wished to transform his monarchy to
Moving Toward Independence “The blood of the slain, the weeping voice of nature cries, ‘TIS TIME TO PART” (Thomas Paine, 1776). This quote from Thomas Paine’s pamphlet, “Common Sense,” urged Americans to claim their independence from the mother country. Prior to that, Samuel Adams emerged as the leader for angry American colonists whose loyalty to England had dwindled. In addition to these revolutionists, a very effective boycott of British goods was organized by members of the Virginia assembly acting independently after the assembly had dissolved. Thomas Paine’s writings, Samuel Adams’ leadership, and boycotting British goods greatly altered Americans’ perception of Britain and brought about the Revolutionary War.
The First World War was a lengthy and brutal affair that claimed the lives of over 17 million individuals. Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, its effects were equally as ferocious on the intellectual front, where it marked a turning point in the clash of European intellectual values. Philosophers such as Nietzsche had already challenged established institutions of Positivistic thinking toward knowledge and progress; however, his movement lacked widespread support. It was the disaster of WWI that accelerated their movement by inspiring culture-wide undermining of prior intellectual beliefs through newfound uncertainty: authors such as Erich Remarque and Vera Brittain drew upon sudden doubt underscored by the war to completely reverse prior thinking by breaking down pre-war notions of intellectual
With an already damaged economy and a population tired of war, Britain was sure to be affected by the revolution, and it was. The American Revolution affected the English economy, diplomatic relations, and territories;
Louis XVI had a huge role in causing the French Revolution. However it was not just Louis who caused the French Revolution, there was bad harvest which led the people hungry and there were the very angry peasants. Louis played a large role in causing the French Revolution. For example, he was a very stupid because he did not lead the country properly because he was more interested in making clocks rather than ruling the country and that lead to his wife to interfere with the running of the country and had gained more power than she already had. Another reason for why Louis was blamed was the unhappiness of the third estate.
When the poor fall into idleness, major problems will follow as they will abandon their trade or occupation for a immoral life . He declares this a major issue because he believed it would get passed down to generations making it harder to resolve poverty. Additionally, a town council meeting in France of 1542 issued this problem. The results of the meeting seemed very aggressive towards the unfortunate
Isolationism weakened the League of Nations by refusing to sign the League of Covenant and the Treaty of Versailles. Due to the feud between Wilson and Lodge, isolationism will start to grow. Isolationism and the fear of communism will influence the U.S. after World War 1. Americans have moved on and were getting tired of Progressivism and war. They feared unrest labor such as communist, labor unions, and immigrants.
“You say that you are my judge; I do not know if you are; but take good heed not to judge me ill, because you would put yourself in great peril”. This quote from Joan of Arc shows only a fragment of the courage and heroism displayed throughout her lifetime. Jehanne d’Arc was born in 1412 in Domrémy-la-Pucelle, France. This was a time of internal war between two factions of the French royal family, sparking an English desire to reinvade. Joan of Arc was an influential and widely celebrated world leader who left a lasting impact in the lives of people all over the world due to her significance in the 100 Years War, sacrifices for the Roman Catholic church as well as the people of France, and her stance for female courage of martyrdom and to pursue a righteous cause.
Mr. President I understand that this is a difficult time to be the president of the United States. With the mounting conflicts and troubles regarding the Tet offensive, assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., and the riots, which erupted soon after. Now many are in grief and rage throughout many cities. In addition, the current situations around the country have revealed an increase in disapproval regarding civil rights and the Vietnam War. A crisis of serious proportions has descended upon our cities, creating for our society a tremendous challenge.