The British companies flooded the Black Market with tones and tones of opium leading to upwards of twelve million Chinese getting addicted to the harmful drug by the 1830’s. The Daoguang emperor decided to take action in 1838. He sent commissioner Lin Zexu to Canton to take care of the situation. Lin declared death penalty to be applied to anyone caught in possession of opium. He also confiscated over one thousand tones of opium following a blockade of the merchant’s quarter.
A British officer called in for additional troops and they too were attacked so they had to fire into the mob. Parliament passed the Tea Act, which gave the British East Indians company a complete monopoly of the American tea business meaning the colonists could only buy tea from this company. The colonists opposed this law even though it lowered the price of tea. They viewed the tea Act as merely another example
Fortunato whom he hates is a fool for wine. Amontillado is a kind of sherry. Montresor lured Fortunato to the vaults and made revenge with an exceptionally hideous way. In this story, Poe describes the mental state of Montresor and his character almost like a devil because of his cruelty during revenge. Montresor accomplishes the revenge because he has a strong violent vengefulness to Fortunato, is a very careful and intelligent person, and feels pleasure to kill people.
Theses act were put in to place to punish the colonist for dumping the British tea into the Boston harbor. A bill known as the Boston Port Bill was passed which banned the loading and unloading of ships in the Boston harbor, because the harbor was full of salty tea which would destroy the cargo ships. The Administration of Justice Act offered protection to royal officials in Massachusetts, allowing them to transfer to England all court cases against them involving riot suppression or revenue collection. The Massachusetts Government Act put the election of most government officials under the control of the Crown, essentially eliminating the Massachusetts charter of government. These were the most important events to me at least that were in chronological order that resulted in the before math and aftermath of the Boston Tea Party.
The reader can see he is confused and anxious when he speaks this quote “ Villains! I shrieked, dissemble no more! I admit the deed!-- tear up the planks! Here here!-- It is the beating of his hideous heart!” ( Poe 24) This quote explains that he admits to murdering the old man after guilt overcomes him. The narrator thinks that if he admits to the deed he will be free from the guilt which he mistakes for the beating of the old man’s heart .
The Chinese Opium Wars were a devastating blow to the Chinese government and its relationship with the Western countries. The First Opium War was mainly due to the opium trade. The Second Opium War started with a misunderstanding on a merchant ship and the already boiling tensions between the Chinese and the Western countries. This is an investigation to answer the question: To what extent has the Second Opium War influenced the change in the Chinese government and military? The two main sources for this investigation are The Chinese Opium Wars by Jack Beeching and The Opium War: Drugs, Dreams, and the Making of China by Julia Lovell.
Despite protests from the Chinese government, the American government passed the 1904 Immigration Law that made Chinese exclusion indefinite. In reaction to this, the Chinese people boycotted American goods in 19055. This movement spread to all major cities in China. And although the boycott did not provide better treatment or a new treaty for China, it forever linked the treatment of the Chinese in America to the Chinese nationalist sentiment across the nation. When the American Congress passed these laws to curb Chinese immigration, the Chinese population in decreased from over 140,000 to 75,000.
All of these events involved the idea of a sickness or death taking over the world which is basically how the Salem Witch Trials were. In conclusion, all of these events represent mass hysteria that can be compared the Salem Witch trials. The Indian Alien Scare was a threat to society because it sent everyone into panic thinking that there was a face scratcher who was killing people in the town. The Contaminated Coca-Cola Scare was basically the idea that coke was putting a chemical in the coke to get people sick. The kissing bug scare was the belief that a kissing bug was going around America and poisoning people on the lips.
Under British rule, India had the largest rail network in Asia, which allowed for new economic activities like textile and steel manufacturing (Murphey, 287). As Dr. Wang stated in the week 4 lecture, the European industries had a high demand for Chinese resources, which led to opium trade in China; this harmed the health, economy, and image of China. In the subsequent Opium War, a small British force destroyed the Chinese navy (Murphey, 304). The resulting Treaty of Nanjing was a significant loss to China, and a major success for British imperialism. As Dr. Wang stated in lecture, the treaty transferred control of Hong Kong to Britain, modified the trading system, and prevented China from making allies.
sorrow. He seems full of hatred towards “the holy ones” who have betrayed their hearts. Then the narrator redirects his antipathy again towards the specific “you” as he continues “You threw me down the throat of hell / Tied my hands and burned me with your tongue” echoing of “10 Silver Bullets”. The narrator goes further with his accusation as he continues “Drowned me in the nothingness / Into the abyss of your poison well”. It is questionable if the accusations are directed towards “her”, or if the narrator is blaming his own deceptive heart.