Author Jack Weatherford explains his view on Columbus Day and what we should be celebrating. In his source “Examining the Reputation of Christopher Columbus” he states “he [Columbus] was no more the discoverer of America than Pocahontas was the discoverer of Great Britain” Weatherford does not believe that Columbus had anything to do with that discovery of the “New World” nor does he need to be honored and celebrated for it. Weatherford acknowledges that Native Americans survived without the help of the white settlers, “Native Americans had built great civilizations with many millions of people long before Columbus wandered lost into the Caribbean.” Weatherford states that most of the “great discoveries” that Columbus proved were already known. “Columbus did not prove that the world was round; educated people had known that for centuries.” Jack Weatherford believes we
Now they are getting more people to stare helping so that they can start saving their natural resources. (Paragraph 8) “We can not do any of these things without foresight,and we can not,when the nation becomes fully civilized and rich unless the nation shows more foresight than we are showing at this moment as a nation. If we start thinking about the future we will be able to conserve the resources we need to live. To do that we will have to start now. (paragraph 9) Every step of the progress of mankind is marked by the discovery of the use of natural resources previously.
Eventually he was able to sail. He changed history by never giving up. If he had given up, we would not have everything that we have today, and people would not know about the new land until years or months after he found the land. In conclusion, I think that Christopher columbus is a hero. Some of the reasons that I think that are because he found new land that people could move to and live on, was a good navigator and he knew exactly where to go, and the final reason is because he never gave up on what he wanted to do.
Technology The wars were different partly because of progress in technology. World War 1 began when the world still had it’s rear end grounded in Nineteenth Century culture and technology. It happened 49 years after the American Civil War, but not in a lot had changed since then. Lots of new technology had been invented, but nobody had learned how to use it in practice. By
The Mayans’ greatest achievement was neither developing a calendar, nor establishing a complex trade system- but rather, the building of their gigantic cities. But what defines excellency? The answer can be categorized into four sections: significance, scale, genius, and effort. The ancient Mayan civilization thrived in isolation, and it wasn’t until recently that we began to truly appreciate their culture and accomplishments. However, it was their enormous strain many years ago that today results in buildings towering over 130 feet in height.
Out of the three that are listed here I think that his part in the American Revolution was the most important. Without him we wouldn’t have a leader, nor would we have continued to fight on. This was the first step to our new nation and without him we would have given up/still be under British rule. People like Washington have given people a voice and has motivated them throughout the years. He had kept our hopes up whenever we felt the need to give up and because of his role/actions we are our own
(Wall, pg 271). Finding this company, brought even more success to Carnegie but he wasn't done yet. In the next decade, most of Carnegie's time was put into the steel industry. Carnegie developed his own business called Carnegie Steel Company which was his biggest accomplishment. In the book “Andrew Carnegie” by Joseph Frazier Wall it states that Carnegie Steel Company was a steel producing company used to manage business at his steel mills in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania area in the late 19th century (Frazier, pg.311-312).
Persistence, enduring and diligent work are the essential factors which lead to excellence and desired success. Hard work is what is vital in finding success. Talent is simply a trigger or a tiny advantage to those who have it, nevertheless, it is not enough to achieve proficiency and guarantee success. In the book Outliers, author Malcolm Gladwell states based on the study of K. Anders Ericsson that it takes roughly ten thousand hours of practice to achieve mastery in a particular field. Gladwell (2008 pp 35-68) studied the lives of different incredibly successful people such as Bill Gates and Bill Joy, to find out how they achieved success.
Throughout history, many international migrants have journeyed to the United States to establish a new life with their family to ultimately achieve the American Dream. Along with them, they brought their cultural practices and religious beliefs which uniquely made them different. However, no one would expect the United States’ population to increase by millions during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries due to immigrants. As supported on page 361, “In the last half of the 19th century, the U.S. population more than tripled, from about 23.2 million in 1850 to 76.2 million in 1900.” (“United States History”). The arrival of such a massive number of international migrants during this time period altered the ethnic and social makeup of the U.S.
Roman roads were truly revolutionary in their time. They were originally made for transporting army troops, but were later used for trade and every day travel. Roads are now used in every day life, and definitely changed the world, they decrease travel time dramatically and also were a great way of transporting information. These roads were a total of 55,000 miles long and took over 700 years to build. Yet they are still mostly in tact today.