As the U.S. makes this transition, there are multiple obvious changes throughout the nation, such as a growth of our economy, a feeling of cultural superiority, and a strengthening of our naval forces. Why did America transform from isolationism to imperialism? For starters, the United States felt the need to spread its own culture and religion, Christianity. We viewed small countries as inferior and uncivilized because they did not have advanced technology like our own and the natives of the territories did not practice the Christian religion. This being said, America decided that we needed to take over these areas to improve them.
After the rebellion was squashed, many americans were alarmed that a mob of farmers were able to take over the Massachusetts government - even for a short time. The “commotions sufficiently shocked (George) Washington to set him on the road to Philadelphia” (Larson, 236 ) to rewrite the Articles of confederation and to make a new constitution. During the constitutional convention, the authors of the document gave lots of power to the central government to prevent another mob from taking over a government again. Because of the constitution, the federal government also received the power to tax all the states and pass laws that could hurt farmers (“Article I:”). This shows that Daniel Shays rebellion was unsuccessful because it went against the goals of the rebellion of getting taxed less and having having pro debtor laws.
The outcome might have been worse after the war if the United States decided to execute the emperor because there were still people in Japan who worship him as if he is their god. The democratization was also crucial in the maintenance of the international order because there is less risk that nations fight against each other if both countries are democratic. Therefore, the United States needed to make Japan a democratic country to prevent Japan to become its
The story began as a cultural fable, and as time went on, its message was tainted more and more by Europeans. In doing so, they hoped to accomplish two tasks: the first of which was spreading the message of the Catholic church, and the second of which was to increase its size. The listeners of the story of Beowulf had no choice but to be completely manipulated by a fabricated truth added to the story by Christian monks. To give the Europeans credit, they did believe that they were saving the Scandinavians from themselves, and it did not take much to absolutely flip the culture of people who are illiterate. However, the absolute inversion of Scandinavian culture is a sad and relevant example of how people believe that their convictions are the only ones that matter.
The first reason the Dark Ages were not as dark as the name claims for them to be, is because during the Dark Ages there were tons of advances in education. The information in Doc A that claims “Europe suffered a decline in commerce and manufacturing, in education, in literature and the arts and in almost all that makes possible a high civilization.” is completely biased. And that the Dark Ages “Did not support learning” (Background Information) which is completely untrue. During the Dark Ages, there were still people learning and teaching. One of them being a monk named Richer, who “went to the town of Chartres, in what is today France, to study.” and “learned the ordinary symptoms of diseases and picked up a surface knowledge of ailments.
The attitudes of Christianity and Islam towards merchants and trade are different from one another in the beginning stages, but as time progress each moderate their earlier views. In the beginning Christians found it unfit to be a rich merchant, while Islam’s judgment on trade was acceptable as long as they were honest and the trading was just. As time went by over a couple hundred years, the followers if each belief changed their views on trade, though it was acceptable, merchants were expected to trade geniuses. In the beginning Christians found it unfit to be a rich merchant, while Islam’s judgment on trade was acceptable as long as they were honest and the trading was just. To sell a product for true value or to sell it for a profit has always been a debate.
As relationships deteriorated larger commercial farms had pushed the smaller farmers into Rome which would increase the number of the poor class citizens and slavery also greatly increased. The increasing social tension caused class conflict way greater than the one in Greek society. Over time the Republic declined because of ambitious individuals battling for power. Even when the crisis of the Republic was noticed by the Tiberius Gracchus who would make an attempt to redistribute the land, he was assassinated by conservatives. Then his brother, Gaius tried to introduce land reforms and extend citizenship but the Senate ordered his
The 1832 Reform Act, or Great Reform Act, was passed to increase voting rights, to provide correct representation in the House of Commons of the British Parliament, and to dispel the fear of revolution. Leading up to the 19th century, not many people had the right to vote, and many people believed that it was time that all men deserved the right to vote. This belief led to the publics call for parliamentary reform. Voting rights wasn’t the only existing problem at the time, because the industrial revolution had changed the distribution of the population, where more people started to gather in the cities, causing rapid growth in industrial cities. This caused a problem for Parliament, because before the Industrial revolution people were generally evenly spread across the country.
They believed collectives would increase agricultural productivity in a large scale so they launched the Great Leap Forward, where a higher production target was aimed. The production increases, however, it didn’t meet the expectations. As a result grain outputs decrease and agricultural taxes are made immoderate, leading to poor harvest and then famine. Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping (another CCP leader) then takeover Mao’s responsibility as a leader where they manage to reduce grain procurement and soon the economy gradually recover. Seeing the recovery, Mao returns and undergoes his job as a leader again where he gets rid of Liu Shaoqi and Deng Xiaoping.
When Europe invaded the Arabs in the 11th century, they turned their newfound weapon on the European troops, which initially sparked fear, interest and high demand on the West, who were very induced in war. The secret of gunpowder soon traveled back to Europe along with stories of its detrimental force. However at the time, there was scarce interest in science and discovery in Europe, which made gunpowder quite useless. Soon after the crusades pioneered in European exploration, gunpowder became an aid rather than an obstruction. The tradition, hand-to-hand combat was non-existent, and gunpowder and the