Peter Hagendorf’s diary chronicles his experiences throughout Europe as a mercenary for several different armies during the Thirty Years’ War. The diary is linear in form and records events from 1629 to 1649, excluding information from the first eleven years of the war. … This essay will discuss several passages from Peter Hagendorf’s diary and what can be discerned from it regarding the Thirty Years’ War as a conflict devoid of law and order resulting in the destruction of cities and settlements across Europe and the maltreatment of citizens by the armies involved. Hagendorf’s account of events occurring at Landshut is particularly unsettling. Following the Swedish army’s victory at Landshut Hagendorf and his fellow soldiers plundered the city where he effectively kidnapped a woman as part of his spoils of war .
In 1692 the people of America witnessed the worst show of human greed and violence disguised in the veil of religion, The Salem Witch Trials. With the fear of divine punishment, these trials in the early courts of Salem prosecuted at least 185 thought-to-be witches on the basis of religious beliefs, leading to twenty public executions and 4 others to die in prison (Conforti, 2008, p. 1). What these Puritan colonists learned at the end of these trials impacted the lives of those present, and the course of American History. These trials brought about the Age Of Reason in America, changing how we interact socially, our skepticism, and our ability to think and live life without threat of divine power. The Salem Witch Trials ultimately helped shape the future of America.
Upon reaching Charlestown, the houses were unsuitable due to them being burnt down or plundered. The troops forced women into the streets and shot innocent old men. Warren exclaims this violent behavior came upon due to the colonies refusing slavery. Since the colonies were not detached from the mother country, it was an act of vengeance. The quote “we determine to die, or be free,” said by the
The Boston Massacre was also over exaggerated to convince colonists that British parliament violently murder colonists with an unjust meaning. Which resulted in much propaganda, such as Paul Reevers paints. In his paintings he only shows the soldiers firing at the colonists, and does not include the colonists throwing clubs or snowballs. Paul Revere also over exaggerated the wounds of the colonists to make the battle appear more gruesome, also, he left out wounds that the soldiers received from the colonists. Therefore creating propaganda, and over exaggeration the event to convince that the Boston Massacre was a
For example, on December 7th Riel and his followers surrounded a store owned by Dr. John Schultz to obtain their supply of food. Then Schutz surrendered and Riel locked the people at the store in the Fort and kept them as prisoners. Additionally, the administration of the Hudson 's Bay Company failed because of the illegal and rebellious actions of Louis Riel and his followers. These acts made the Canadian government very angry and thought of Riel as a villain. Lastly, during the Red River Resistance of 1869-1870, the government believes that Riel executed Thomas Scott.
When Lewis was known to carry money on him. Wilkinson didn’t like Lewis because Jefferson was picking Lewis over him and Jefferson was known for killing people. Wilkinson planned the murder. He faked a note and had Neely sign it, told Mrs. Grinder the plan and told her what to say if she was questioned. Wilkinson had Mr. Grinder take the money so there was no evidence left behind.
What would you do if I told you that our own president, Barrack Obama, was a bloodthirsty murderer who raped women as if it were a casual way to spend his free time? Though this idea may seem controversial to some, in early Russia this statement had zero exaggeration to it. If the deaths of thousands of people due to psychological illness and paranoia is a normal sight to see in your eyes on a regular basis, then you might have lived between 1533 and 1584. During this time, Ivan Chetvyorty Vasilyevich (Ivan IV) reigned in Russia. The first appointed Czar of Russia, Ivan IV, better known as Ivan the Terrible, had a disturbed childhood which led to a severely unstable mental state and brutal rule.
Even though civilians and soldiers were equally responsible for the sexual atrocities committed against the women, there is barely a single lawsuit case against them, and I think it may have been due to the lack of clarity of the laws regarding rape. Soldiers were allowed to get away with such crimes without punishment, and punishing the civilians and soldiers could have been double standards. Also, for Soviet soldiers, by using the term ‘vengeance’ to explain their abuse of sex on German women seems not sufficient. I argue that originally making female subject to male dominance in any sense is a way of showing men’s masculinity. Apart from protecting women and children in Soviet villages, Soviet soldiers in Germany were showing their strength and virility to German soldiers that they were able to beat and defeat them, not only from battlefield (physically) but also in Germany women’s bedrooms.
Due to this, Sylvia may suffer a fall in her life, such as the quotation, “pride comes before Destruction” suggests. The story does not have a clear end and readers can predict any possibilities. One main prediction is Sylvia turning into a thief in the future. Sylvia isn’t new to the act of stealing as she “terrorized the West Indian kids and [took] their hair ribbons and their money too” (Bambara 1). Also greedy for money, she did not give a tip to the taxi driver as Miss Moore instructs.
Last night on February 4, 1787, General Benjamin Lincoln attacked members of the Shays’ Rebellion, and successfully captured 150 of the rebels. As a result, Daniel Shays left Massachusetts and fled to Vermont. Shays Rebellion was an armed rebellion consisting of 1,200 angry farmers from Massachusetts. They caused major chaos in this state. On December 26, 1786 Daniel Shays and the rebels revolted in Springfield, Massachusetts insisting that the state legislature address their issues, such as lack of money.
Pages thirty through forty five speaks of the problem General Thomas Gage had with Americans, in reality the thesis of the chapter is, Gage’s plans to govern the new world with the King on his side and the resistant self-governed American colonists were making it difficult because of their customs. He also jumped from Gage to Revere enough it is hard to understand at times. The story would often go from a scene of drama to a sort of draggy part that would not make sense. For example, between the time General Gage sent his armies out to Lexington until the battle of Lexington, it seemed liked weeks and months had passed it was really only a few days. Recommendation: Paul Revere’s Ride, was an excellent read to place a book like this is on a scale is not an easy task but giving it a lot of thought, on a scale of one through five I would give this book a Four.
Many found the law to be unjust and refused to obey it(pg.11-13). Abraham Lincoln stated "A House Divided Against Itself Will Not Stand." 1855 Stephen Douglas won the senate seat against Abraham Lincoln(pg.16-20). On October 16, 1859 JOHN Brown with 21 men attacked the federal arsenal at Harpers Ferry Virginia. He was going to try to arm as many slaves as he could.
Police believed that Mapp was harboring a suspected bomber, and demanded entry. No suspect was found, but police discovered a trunk of obscene pictures in Mapp 's basement. Mapp was arrested for possessing the pictures, and was convicted in an Ohio court where she lost the case in fighting her for first amendment rights. Then, Mapp argued that her Fourth Amendment rights had been violated by the search of the officers and got her case taken to the U.S. Supreme Court where she won. At the time of the case, unlawfully seized evidence was banned from federal courts but not state courts, meaning that the evidence found in Mapp’s home was used against her in the Ohio court, but not the U.S. Supreme Court.
Both the terrorist organization and the Party committed crimes. The terrorist organization murdered people and destructed evidence just like the Party did. Winston mentions that if a person committed a thoughtcrime they were already dead because the Thought Police would figure it out and vaporize them. In his diary Winston writes, “Thoughtcrime does not entail death: thoughtcrime IS death.” What he means is it’s not a matter of IF the Thought Police find out, but WHEN they find out. In the article Beate Zschaepe explains that she wasn’t involved in preparing or carrying out the crimes, but she felt guilty because she couldn’t do anything to stop them.