On the second Monday of every October, Americans celebrate the day Christopher Columbus and his crew of other renaissance Europeans arrived to the New World. This is one of only two American national holidays to be named after a specific person, the other being Martin Luther King Day. It takes a great person to achieve this honour, so why is one of the greatest genocides of its time remembered as a positive achievement? Born October 31st, 1451, in north-western Italy, in the Republic of Genora, Christopher Columbus was a navigator, colonizer, and explorer. At age fourteen he went to sea and his love for exploration flourished.
to forge military alliances with kingdoms west of his northwestern archenemy the Xiongnu (or Hun) tribes. He charged General Zhang Qian with this mission, giving him one hundred of his best fighting men and valuable gifts to seal the military cabals. Thirteen years later, having been a Xiongnu hostage for ten years, General Zhang returned to the Imperial Han court with only one other member of the original party. Though he had failed to make a single military alliance, General Zhang enthralled the court with information of the thirty-six commercially vibrant kingdoms west of China's frontier. Compounding the Emperor's interest was his description of the magnificent horses he'd seen in the Ferghana valley (modern day Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan); horses that were stronger and faster than any in China, horses so fine as to render the Chinese army
I would tell myself that one day I would be like them and so I made my dream come true. I am a merchant preparing myself for my expedition around the Silk Road, known as the greatest trade system ever known to mankind. I will be joined by three other mean being my oldest brother and two very close friends of mine. Our accomplishment in this expedition is to travel from Barbarikon to Xi’an. A younger brother of mine who lives in Barbarikon has decided to meet me there to give me my gold that I must return back home so my parents and I could live off.
While David was two years old, his father immigrated the family to Spanish Florida, and they were one of the first family to settle. His father of wealthy stature purchased over 50,000 acres in Jacksonville, Florida and became a well-known landowner (C. W. Yulee). His intentions were to build a “New Jerusalem” for Jewish settlers. He named the city of Yulee in Levy County after the family name. By the age of nine, his father sent him to attend a private school in Norfolk, Virginia, which was managed by an English clergyman and other wealthy Virginian scholars.
Early in the NBA’s existence, the NBA and the NBA Players Association (NBAPA) followed a rule that prevented an athlete from being drafted until four years after he had graduated from high school. It wasn’t until 1971 that the rule was challenged in federal court by a 19-year old named Spencer Haywood. Haywood was raised in extreme poverty roughly an hour outside of Jackson, Mississippi. A talented basketball player, as a teenager, he helped the 1968 United States Olympic basketball team win a gold medal. Then in 1970, just three years out of high school, Haywood signed a six-year contract with the Seattle Supersonics worth $15 million.
Chapter 8 Central and East Asia: The Revival of China and the Impact of the Mongols Thesis: Although the Hand and the Roman Empire faced many of the same setbacks that led to their downfalls, Chinese civilization eventually rose again, whereas Roman civilization disappeared permanently. The Sui-Tang Era Sui Dynasty- North Chinese noble family that rose to reunite China at the end of the 6th Century Wendi, a Chinese nobleman, forged a mariage alliance with a neighboring kingdom in the north and then gained support from nearby nomadic military leaders Sui paved the way for the Tang Dynasty who ruled for approx. 300 years Wendi murdered by son Yangdi who was murdered by his ministers; Chinese empire held together by one of Yangdi’s officials,
John and Mattea Cabot had three sons named Ludovico, Sebastiano, and Sancto. He traveled to the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and visited Mecca while employed by a Venetian mercantile firm. While becoming very skilled in navigational techniques, he pictured the possibility of reaching Asia by sailing westward. This idea occurred to both Columbus and Cabot, and was probably
In 1947, they incorporated the company, and debuted its Initial Public Offering in 1957, and this made its founders very wealthy. In 1939, William also married his wife Flora Lamson. The couple believed in charitable giving and lived a lifetime of philanthropy. William, his wife Flora, and his eldest son Walter founded the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation in 1966. The foundation grants awards and for a variety of causes, such as conflict resolution, education, the environment, performing arts, population, and U.S.-Latin American relations.
For starters, Marco Polo(1254 – 1324) was a italian merchant traveler from Venice. Whose travel to Asia lasted him 24yrs. In which he traveled farther then anyother predecessors, beyond Mongolia to China. On this long lasting journey he became a confidant of Kublai Khan,
CHAPTER 9 Cross-Cultural Exchanges on the Silk Roads I n the year 139 B.C.E., the Chinese emperor Han Wudi sent and they provided him with a Xiongnu wife, with whom he had a son. When suspicions about him subsided, however, Zhang Qian escaped with his family and servant. He even had the presence of mind to keep with him the yak tail that Han Wudi had given him as a sign of his ambassadorial status. He ﬂed to the west and traveled as far as Bactria, but he did not succeed in lining up allies against the Xiongnu. While returning to China, Zhang Qian again fell into Xiongnu hands but managed to escape after one year’s detention when the death of the Xiongnu leader led to a period of turmoil.