Amsterdam Essays

  • Vanitas Still Life Analysis

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    In the Dutch Republic, Amsterdam became one of the most populous cities in Europe. Between the foundation of the Dutch East India Company in 1602 and The Bank of Amsterdam in 1609, Amsterdam soon became the financial capital of Europe. Through their experience in naval travel, the Dutch were able to establish trade routes with North and South America, Africa, and Asia. This led to a great amount of wealth and prosperity in Holland. However, because there was no clear ruler during this time, this

  • Discrimination In A Raisin In The Sun Essay

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    What would you do if you were told that your dreams would never come true? Dreams are what we hold onto to motivate us to achieve our goals. In Lorraine Hansberry’s play A Raisin in the Sun, the characters of Mama, Walter, and Beneatha are faced with discrimination that affects their lifestyle, dreams, and education. Mama has lived on the South Side of Chicago for most of her life, but housing discrimination created obstacles that set her dream of living in a nice neighborhood. In this time period

  • Mussolini Totalitarianism Analysis

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    During the inter-war period (1919-1938), totalitarianism emerged in both Italy and Germany. Mussolini and Hitler rose to power in 1922 and 1933 respectively as the totalitarian leader of the state and had a total control in all aspects of life on their nation, dominating all the political, social and economic activities. (Cheung, 2011) However, with different factors, the totalitarian rule of Mussolini and that of Hitler exhibited both similarities and differences in different aspects. Horizontal

  • The Apostle Rembrandt Analysis

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    I believe we can reasonably understand why Rembrandt chose this Biblical situation with the two characters. What is noteworthy, is his arrangement. The son is the first face we see. By use of his arm, Rembrandt led our eye from him to Saskia, the real reason he is there. From her, we transition back to him; but, in between them we see the other vice. His composition is full of movement and excitement. The line work is busy and almost chaotic. The only straight lines are the sword and glass; however

  • Amsterdam Reflection Statement

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    The opportunity to study in Amsterdam gives me so many opportunities to make my degree program of social political justice and expand my capstone thesis on the topic of urban development. I have made my capstone project on the development of Springfield, Massachusetts which was founded by the Puritans who settled in Holland before coming to the United States. The opportunity to study the countries influence in Springfield Massachusetts in relationship to Amsterdam is what I hope to achieve. Studying

  • The First Slave Auction At New Amsterdam

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    seventeenth centuries slaves originally from Africa were used as a labor force for wealthy landowners. However, the use of them differed each century. In the 1600s slaves were seen by most as objects and possessions. In The First Slave Auction at New Amsterdam in 1655, the painting describes one of the first slave auctions in the Americas. It depicts whites being very rowdy and how they bid on the slaves. In one part of the picture, the viewer can observe a black person, chained up, looking on in bewilderment

  • Baroque Compare And Contrast Essay

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    Catholics. In northern Europe, Protestantism took root, especially in the city of Amsterdam. In southern Europe, Catholicism stood fast, especially in Rome. In this paper I will argue that Amsterdam and Rome developed unique political and religious environments that created two different painting styles within the Baroque period. These different environments led to two very different subject materials: secular in Amsterdam and non-secular in Rome. Despite some similarities, these differences distinctly

  • Otto Frank Research Paper

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    Lastly, the Franks lived a carefree life once again in Amsterdam, Netherlands until danger strikes again. When the Franks decided to move to Amsterdam Otto went first to set up his company and Edith looked for living quarters for the family. Edith found a house in Merwedeplein for the whole family. In Amsterdam Otto was rarely seen at home because he was working hard at his own business that he owned and created. “After staying behind

  • The Fault In Our Stars Theme Analysis

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    on a trip to Amsterdam with Augustus. A second instance is when Hazel writes a eulogy for Gus and goes to see him, even though her parents do not want her to. Thirdly, the theme appears when Peter Van Houten speaks with Hazel and explains how his grief about his daughter’s death revealed his true self. The theme of The Fault in Our Stars is that death is a part of life, so we need to live our best lives each day. The theme that

  • Essay On Dutch East Indies Imperialism

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    domestic markets or the international markets” (Trade Monopoly definition). The Dutch traded and colonized with places such as New Amsterdam, Cape Town in South Africa, and Batavia, they traded many things but their main trade items were spices. The Dutch East Indies traded with many of the colonies they colonized. Some of the places they colonized were New Amsterdam, Cape Town in South Africa, and Batavia. The Dutch East Indies traded different things with all of

  • Diary Of Anne Frank Book Report

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    Anne who lived with her family in Germany in the second world war when a new German president called Adolf Hitler came with the idea that all Jew people were dangerous ; so her dad Otto Frank who worked in a bank came with the idea of moving to Amsterdam, Holland to be safer from the German army called the Nazis. Anne was a little girl who lived with her family: Otto Frank her dad, Margot her sister and Edith her mom. For her birthday in June 12 her father gave her a diary were she wrote everything

  • Vivaldi's Four Concertos

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    Janine Jansen and the Amsterdam Sinfonietta performance of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam exquisitely rendered Antonio Vivaldi’s composition. The performance featured all twelve movement broken up into four concertos. The concert featured mainly instruments from the stringed family and one harpsichord. The performance exhibited the various musical concepts envisioned by Vivaldi. Ultimately, the angelic talent of Janine Jansen gifted the audience with a breathtaking rendition

  • How Did Miep Gies Get Brave

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    Miep Gies worked as a secretary for Otto Frank’s company, Opekta, in Amsterdam for around ten years. In June of 1942, the Franks had to move from Germany to Amsterdam because the family took notice of Hitler coming into power. Knowing Miep Gies was Otto’s secretary, he requested that Miep helps him and his family whilst they hid in Amsterdam. While Miep was assisting the Franks and the Vaan Pels, she was assisting many other families, much like that of

  • The Effects Of Legalizing Drugs On Organized Crime

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    The sale of illegal alcohol is similar to the sale of illegal drugs today. When prohibition ended the organized crime groups did not disappear, they still had many other enterprising ventures they were part of. There are countries such as Amsterdam, which have legalized drugs, and they still have issues with organized crimes. “Organized crime

  • Hazel Grace Lancaster's The Fault In Our Stars

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    of bone cancer, but he has been all cleared. Both, Hazel and Augustus began on a roller coaster ride of many emotions, as in love, sadness, and even romance, while they are in search of the author of their favorite book. They decide to travel to Amsterdam in searching

  • Netherlands Demographic Transition Model

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    migration towards Netherlands occurred after the enlargement of European Union, as immigrants increased in Central and Eastern Europe. It was at that time that immigrants were more than emigrants. Most of the migration was towards the 4 Largest cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht) due to widespread job opportunities, entertainment and further facilities. Urban Unemployment Over the years, unemployment has been fluctuating in Netherlands. However, an increase in GDP has been observed in the last

  • Brief Summary Of Anne Frank's Diary

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    Frank published in the Netherlands in 1947. The story takes place in Amsterdam Holland in 1942. during the second world war and the Germans have invaded the country. The main character, Anne, she is a German - Jewish girl who has been raised by her father ( Otto Frank ), her mother ( Edith Frank ), and her sister (Margot Frank). Anne begins to write a diary of their lives in hiding – place in the Secret Annexe, Amsterdam. Because they were Jewish , they moved to Holland in 1933. Her

  • Informative Speech On Anne Frank

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    before she died. Her family had two share the annex with another family and a dentist. And how she died in the concentration camp. Anne frank was a thirteen year old girl who lived in Amsterdam with her family in World War One. She was born on June 12,1929, in Furtland, Germany. Anne and her family moved to Amsterdam, Netherland, in the fall of 1933. Anne had two parents and one sibling. Her parents were Otto and Edith Frank. And her siblings name was Margot frank her sister. Anne and her family were

  • The Frank Family

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    mom’s house with five others. Then had their children, Margot and Anne. The Franks then moved to Switzerland to follow Erich to his new job. In 1933 Hitler was appointed chancellor and began immediate Jewish discrimination. The Franks then moved to Amsterdam than the Netherlands, but still faced discrimination. Eventually, Margot received a letter that told her to report a German work camp at once. In conclusion this is how and when the Franks knew they needed to leave

  • Annene Frank: The Diary Of Anne Frank

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    by millions. Fleeing Nazi persecution of Jews, the family moved to Amsterdam and later went into hiding for two years. During this time, Frank wrote about her experiences and wishes. She was 15 when the family was found and sent to concentration camps, where she died. Anne Frank in 1940 Photo Anne Frank at school, 1940. (Photo: Unknown photographer; Collectie Anne Frank Stichting Amsterdam (Website Anne Frank Stichting, Amsterdam) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons) The Diary of Anne Frank