If Columbus had not taken the actions that he did, the people of the new world may have overthrown him and the western influence and that could have changed the world as we know it forever. This article provides a lot of information that can resolve the controversy over Western Civilization as a whole. Western Civilization is seen as a powerful influence filled with corruption and violence, but according to the article the West has been under attack for centuries. As stated, “Whether it was the Viking, Saracen, Magyar hordes plundering the Carolingian Empire, to Al-Qaida blowing up commutes in New York, Madrid or London.” This sentence shows that the West is only a superpower because it has faced so many obstacles and overcome them all. Everyone has such negative things to say about Western influence but if one of these outside forces overthrew Western Civilization, people would be saying the bad things about that society as well.
The Crusades Throughout time, there have been many events that have changed our lives but the Crusades or “holy wars” have had the most effects on us, and have helped change the world to what it is today. There have been many causes for the Crusades. I know that one of the causes for it was that; the Kings and the Church saw it as an opportunity to get rid of quarrelsome knights, because these knights threatened the peace of the kingdom, as well as the Churches property. Another cause for it was that nobles and knights saw it as an opportunity or way of obtaining more land and a position in society. They also wanted to regain control of their “holy land.”Another cause was that Italian city-states of Pisa, Genoa, and Venice hoped to win control of key trade routes to India, Southeast Asia, and China
Language development was enabled in local dialect because of religious services were held in local languages and the translation of works and printing of books. This movement against the Reformation pushed Roman Catholicism and attempted to regain the powers lost by the Church. In following years governments and countries were shaped by religion. At the time there
His attempt to revive the Roman Empire was a successful one, both in terms of power and longevity. Justinian’s legacy would be that of the most successful Emperor of the Byzantine Empire. The empire expanded under Justinian because of his ability to pick exceptional advisors. The men that he gave power to owed this to him, and were very loyal. Despite many periods of financial and military crisis where the empire faced threats from all sides, it always managed to come through, often due to the Emperor’s advisors.
This had a negative effect also. We gained a great deal of that land from the Mexican-American. The war caused many deaths, but the result of it helped our country greatly. With out those states, the United States wouldn’t have as much as an economy. One positive thing that happened because of Westward Expansion was the Oregon Trail.
The people conquered by charlemegne , after being converted to christianty, were taught through the bible of codes that taught right and wrong. It was nesscary for the church to play a role in this education of the people, because only the clergy were educated. The church also guided charlemagene’s hand as a ruler, for he took on many conquests and missions so this way the Christian relgion could spread throught Europe. Indeed, his desire and passionate to spread his kingdom and government was interwined with his desire to spread the Christian relgion and have the people live according to the word of god. At that beginning of the caroligian dynasty the church was suffering from problems.
First, the civil wars, there were always disagreements and the people of this empire loved fighting. So, war was above reasoning and agreements. Another main reason that helped with their fall was that the empire was too big for them to handle. They conquered most of Western Europe but could not keep up with it all. Military generals took advantage of this and took control of certain parts.
In the process, they could hold back a number of potential rebellions and create a consensus of popular support for the rule of a new, privileged leadership.When we look at the American Revolution this way, it was a work of genius, and the Founding Fathers deserve the awed tribute they have received over the centuries. They created the most effective system of national control devised in modern times, and showed future generations of leaders the advantages of combining paternalism with command. 2. According to Zinn, how did the creation of the United States benefit the upper class? They created a world where a few families owned most of the wealth.
Tiffany Kohanoff Per.3 2/06/13 The Roaring Twenties The “Roaring Twenties “has had a tremendous impact on modern society. During this period many things occurred some being beneficial while others not as much. Many historians argue that the roar of the, “Roaring Twenties”, was really the sound of conflict, they believe the negative impacts such as immigration, the Stock Market Crash and the change in social and moral values overrules all the positives aspects. The decade of the 1920s really changed America forever. Immigration played a huge role during this decade, and created a lot of conflict.
All the cultures were technologically stuck in the Stone Age,and ,combined with their lack of immunity to European diseases meant that these civilizations were overrun and conquered by Europeans. Columbus proved to the Europeans that the world was likely round and not flat. He didn't really prove that it was round, but his voyages increased the perceived likelihood that it was, and inspired other explorers who really did demonstrate that you could head west and end up east. That increased global trade significantly. It also increased global awareness of the other cultures that share this planet.