After this, the Greek government and democracy was never the same again. The death of Pericles affected Greece in a negative way because it became weaker and more vulnerable to other richer and more powerful city-states. Without his leadership, Greece suffered a depression for 30 years, wars were lost, and most important of all, Pericles glory was never regained again. The years that Pericles was leader of Athens has two titles; “The Golden Age of Athens” and “The Age of Pericles”. These titles are used because during these 32 years, Athens had tremendous economic growth and cultural flourishing.
Generally the social structure in a community is split into a hierarchy, so all of the richer and “more successful” people are socially connected. Anyone coming from a financially stable family is more likely going to afford attending a very prestigious university or school as they are also on the higher side of the spectrum for tuition costs. Gladwell points out that having an insanely high IQ, amazing athletic skills, or savvy communication skills alone are not enough to make people successful because “no one – not rock stars, not professional athletes, not software billionaires, and not even geniuses – ever makes it alone” (Gladwell 115). Friends and family play a big role in each other’s life. My mother, comparatively, did much better than my father in school.
In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., it is the year 2081 and the society was finally considered equal. However, not everyone found this new environment fair or equal in any way. Stronger and more intelligent citizens were to use handicaps to weaken their talents and abilities. Everyone coped with the pain except for the strongest, most handsome, and intelligent man in town, Harrison Bergeron who had “carried three hundred pounds” (Vonnegut 4). Three hundred pounds is a lot of weight compared to any other person at the time.
Haleh Saleh Mr. Neidich World History Period: 8 Sparta Vs. Athens Ancient Greece is a land of many city- states. Each city- state had its own government, law, rulers, and customs, also the city- states did not get along. Two of the most famous city- states are Sparta and Athens. But if anyone would have to pick one to live in most of the people would pick Sparta. Sparta is better than Athens because Spartan army was very much better and protective, girls received some education, and women had more freedom than in any other poleis.
The Forbidden City is only 0.73 km^2, less than one-fifth of the Han WeiYangGong Site(Yan, 2003). There were four reasons. Firstly, through lessons of the passing dynasties, a large and extravagant imperial city took too many labour and fortune, it indicated the corruptions and might cause revolt. Quite a few empire has fallen because of that. Secondly, as the technology was developed, the technique was mature enough to provide a larger inner space in a smaller scale.
In our day today life we use many things that the Greeks and the Romans invented for our personal needs. Most people do not know were some of the inventions come from even when they use it everyday. So let's discuss what the Greeks and Romans gave our society that some people might over look. One of the many things many people think that the United States of America made this form of government, but it was the Greeks who first did this then the Romans in their early days as a nation. This concept is democracy which its name is derived from the word demokratia which means popular government.
He made us vote by order, meaning that each Estate would get 1 vote to decide on who to tax. Both of the first two Estates, of course, voted the us, Third Estate. We tried to have the votes recounted and each person would vote themselves, we would win forsure that way, but of course nobody listened and we continued to do it the way he asked. More taxes.We all knew that something needed to change in order for life to improve, and this realization brought us 1 step closer to a democracy. Something needed to
The high economic requirement to vote created by the signing of the Bayonet Constitution is one of the economic effects. Most Hawaiians couldn’t reach the requirement for money, leaving only the American and Europeans on Hawaii having the ability to vote. This correlates to the overthrow because it weakened the Native Hawaiians power on the government because they weren’t as wealthy as most foreigners on Hawaii. Another economic effect of the Bayonet Constitution was after King Kalakaua’s powers were taken from him, the only thing Kalakaua could do was to renew the Reciprocity Treaty with the United States. The renewal of the Reciprocity Treaty continued the duty-free importations of sugar.
His leadership helped to make the AFL the largest and most powerful union in the country. Compared to the earlier decades though, it was not as powerful and there was a dramatic decrease in membership. There were many votes for the company union but the local AFL refused defeat so most employees continued to
The roman Empire controlled a large territory around the Mediterranean including north Africa, most Europe, and some of the middle East. The Roman Empire was able to conquer such vast land by how Technologically advanced they were with their army and daily life too. The people they conquer most of the time did not fight and let themselves get taken over by the Romans because they establish a more civilized society. The people that the Romans conquered saw more advantages than disadvantages, and for that reason they joined the Roman Empire. The Reason the Roman Empire fell is because the military was weak, for barbarians attacked and the Romans could not defend themselves.