Medieval Europe was a time of war and conflict between different peoples. One of the most important military endeavors of the time was called the Crusades, which was a campaign of Christian attempts to take Jerusalem from the Muslims, who occupied it at the time. Spread over several hundred years, many bloody battles were fought over the holy city. The Crusades involved the two largest religions on the continent and impacted a massive amount of people. The battles irreparably changed the lives of everyone they touched, turning peasants to knights and nobles to slaves.
More often than not, this is the Viking’s persona. As I mentioned before, Vikings were cruel and unrelenting when it came to conquering land and getting what they intended to get. Vikings were feared and feared for good reasons. One of the most recognized Vikings was Erik the Red. Erik the Red, as the sagas go, was expelled from Norway for murder.
Beowulf is an epic hero because he is significant and glorified, risk deaths and he is ethical. Beowulf’s heroic actions result in him being glorified by both the Danes and the Geats. Beowulf fights a monster name Grendel and kills him by his bare hands and ripping. Grendel's arms off. leaving Grendel life into death.
The Southern colonies differed in that slave labor was crucial to their society. In New England everyone helped with the family chores. It didn’t matter whether you were 5 or 50. As long as you could walk, there would be something for you to do. Even though the soil was weak in quality and very rocky, they still managed to farm some crops including corn, rye, peas, squash and pumpkins.
In the High North caribou, walruses, and whales were the Native Alaskans primary sources of food. Because two of the three main food sources come from the sea, the North Alaskan boat culture was a pillar that the community was built upon. While wood that was large enough for crafting was rare, when the Northern Alaskan Native cultures were able to gather wood it was used for building houses, boats, tools, masks, and other figures. Art is a western concept, the beauty of the Native Alaskan visual arts come from the visual design of mostly functional art. Functional art is seen in the designs that are included in the traditional boats, bowls, weaving patterns, and seen on the shaman’s items and charms.
Americans from New York to San Francisco need to travel by boat, the shortest time to six months. It did not only impact economic development but also it made the government more difficult to control the country. The development of this transcontinental route provided a vein that could carry information, people, and goods across the whole mainland. The subsequent railroads that were built only paid tribute to this stately merits and achievements that changed the course of American history. Though the age of exploration and the wagon trains was over, the central railroad embodied the American spirit of the United States, which has made American overcome many difficulties on the way.
Once the European settlers showed up, the way of war changed drastically. The settlers brought with them deadly diseases which wiped out thousands of Indians. This caused the tradition of Mourning Wars to shift from sporadic ones, to instead become a constant battle to regain lost lives. This caused a large strain on Indian society, now relying on war to regain population and creating a more violent
The crucible, based during the Salem, Massachusetts witch trials of 1692. A constant theme through out the play is your personal reputation, maintaining a good name. Judge Danforth a well respected man in the society that has the supreme rule over the court. He is known for making the right decisions and never going against them. Innocent and guilty people have been put to death underneath his Judgement, to him this demonstrates his superiority and power.
The reason I think this is because Tom is an innocent man who was trying to help Mayella Ewell with her chores, when he was accused of raping her. Tom was a hard working man who never gave up until he was shot by police men trying to escape prison for a crime he didn't commit. Another life lesson I found interesting to me was "your ever really understand a person until you climb into his skin and work around in it." (chapter 3 page 33). U find this lesson interesting because today people say until you walk around in there shoes, but Atticus says "until you walk around in there skin."
Fear was a major factor in the increasing power of these empires. Both empires used fear as a way to gain more land, increasing their empire. The Aztecs were feared for their strong warriors and human sacrifices to their gods. The military power of the Aztecs helped them in conquering the surrounding tribes. While this empire was growing, they contracted an alliance with the Tepanec tribe.
He was one that wanted to be able to understand the movement of celestial bodies. He was always searching for someone who could explain it to him. In document five it talks to us about how it was a struggle to get from place to place with always being surrounded by water. The causeways they built are much like bridges in our time it connected them from water to shore. They only way you could reach houses in the great city or built on water was by their ‘boats’ which is also known as wooden drawbridges or by canoes.
The main message of this article was that although Easter Island seemed like some mystical, abandoned place it used to be very populated and lush. The inhabitants of the island were very skilled and used the natural resources that the island provided to build homes, boats, and the infamous Easter Island heads. However all of these things that helped them build their society would eventually be the death of them. The islanders used up all of their (very limited) resources like the palm trees, animals, etc. and then had to resort to cannibalism until they became extinct.