History in the Making

In: English and Literature

Submitted By blaine
Words 741
Pages 3
History in the Making
Many people had to stand in line for forty-five minutes or more this morning in order to vote. The line at a small polling place outside Cordele wound across the room, out the door, and down the hill. This turnout astounded everyone because they have never seen it before. In rural Crisp County, GA voters turned out by the droves. A Crisp County listener may have heard the news at five that, according to WALB in Albany, polling places in all twenty-four states participating in Super Tuesday have had the same turnout. The news anchor called this primary election a “history making” one. Not only has this country made history by the turnout in this primary, but also, by the fact that for the first time ever a black man and a woman are in the running for their party’s nomination. Determination to take the White House back is a driving force in the Democratic Party: Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton have fought hard with each other as well as with the Republicans. The Democrats will not give up the fight regardless of the candidate chosen to represent it. Gender, race, and political platforms shape this presidential primary into one unprecedented in this country’s history.
George Bush will close out the fifty-fifth term of an American president. These “guys” in the past have led the United States as best as they could; however, this year the campaigning has diversified, to say the least. Every president in the past has been a male. This year, however, a woman is running for president. Hillary Rodam Clinton is not the first female ever to run for president. Shirley Chisholm, a black woman from New York State was the first woman elected to Congress. In 1972, she entered several presidential primaries and won 151 delegates. Chisholm had several strikes against her: woman, black, no national prominence. However, Clinton has just as much of…...

Similar Documents

History

...which later became Planned Parenthood. She is largely credited as being responsible for making birth control readily available for women worldwide. 0. 0. Dorothea Lynde Dix - Also known as "Dragon Dix", Dorothea Dix was one of the most famous nurses in the Civil War. She did, in fact, serve as Superintendent of Nurses during that era and was known for her patient advocacy. Dix fought for the fair treatment of both patients and prisoners, bringing about great changes in the policies of mental hospitals. Her unfortunate nickname, however, stemmed from the strict rules she enforced with her staff nurses. 0. Walt Whitman - Although not necessarily famous for his nursing, Walt Whitman is perhaps one of the most famous nurse in history. At the very least, Whitman is the most famous male nurse. This celebrated poet, author of Leaves of Grass, spent the better part of the Civil War as a volunteer nurse after his brother was wounere are many great historical figures who have served as nurses. The career is considered a noble one, which the above people have only further highlighted. . Not only has demand for nurses changed over time but so has the role that nurses play in the overall medical health picture. Nurses have always been important to patient care. Today’s roles are taking on more technologically challenging roles than at any other point in history. Some nurses are taking over roles that were once reserved for physicians (nurse......

Words: 787 - Pages: 4

History

...desensitizing of this generation to crime, death, sex and horror weighs heavy on the shoulders of our media. Children are talking about and having sex at young ages, making babies to get on reality shows, kissing the same sex to gain the attention of the opposite sex only. The morality has gone, it is considered “old school” to have morals or believe in saving yourself for marriage, staying married to one person, or not let your parents raise your babies. Even news outlets that are supposed to be legitimate and unbiased are telling only one side of the news to fill a political agenda. Politics are sugar coated and ignored on some networks, or completely farfetched from reality for political gain and control from one party or another. Media writers can put their own agenda and emotion into any piece they report on to give a one sided view of any subject. It is hard to know what is fact or opinion anymore with so many resources out there. Many things on the internet are also untrue, for example history books in public schools are being rewritten with “facts” that were never taught to us, a rewriting of history to fill some modern liberal agenda. I believe that the media is biased and hates anyone or organization that represents morality and especially if Christianity is in any way linked with it. You have to know your history, and when it comes to modern news you have to cross check with several media outlets to decipher what is fact and what is fiction. Sad that in......

Words: 405 - Pages: 2

History

...were not permitted to receive any education beyond learning to read the Psalms in Hebrew. In America, she felt freer then she ever did in the Old World. She was able to get free secular education, free choice in marriage, and a “brimful womanhood” [4]. The public schools of Boston, she felt, opened new intellectual windows for her and she also had access to public libraries and settlement houses that provided her with cultural activities. The book focuses on her attempts to assimilate into the culture of the United States and it allowed Antin to begin speaking openly on the acceptance of immigration to the United States. Margaret Sanger founded a movement in this country that would also institute such a change in the course of our history that continues to have an impact today. Described as a woman rebel, Sanger pioneered the birth control movement in the United States at a time when Victorian oppression through moral standards was at its highest. Working her way up from a nurse in New York's poor Lower East Side to the head of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Margaret Sanger was unwavering in her dedication to the movement that would eventually result in lower infant mortality rates and better living conditions for the impoverished. Margaret Sanger was a brave crusader who recognized freedom and choice in a woman's reproductive life as vital to the issue of the liberation of women as a gender. "A free race cannot be born and no woman can call herself......

Words: 1877 - Pages: 8

History

...in the 17th century. It was comprised of various sectors aimed at making profit, originally Jamaica’s main export was tobacco but because of the competition between West Virginian tobacco production shut down and came rise to the transition from tobacco to sugar. In findings it is seen that the reason why the Sugar Revolution was so successful was because during that time period from the 17-19th centuries Europe was having a shortage of sugar for pastries and sweeteners for teas because only the rich upper class could afford honey which was expensive. When the sugar revolution came about other forms of profit making came from the sugar cane plant which was also used for the production of Rum, Molasses and Falernum (a sweet syrup). It is found that during the 17th century period planters in Jamaica had made their livelihood from cultivating and manufacturing sugar to sell to Europe. It is shown how the movement from Slave Labour of manufacturing sugar to the mills have increased the productivity and efficiency of Caribbean sugar. Security of the planters investment in the sugar revolution led to growth of the economy in the different colonies in the new world., with British colonies producing 80,285 tons of sugar, France 77,923 tons, Dutch 10,126 tons and Spain 10,000 tons. BIBLIOGRAPHY Claypole. W, Robottom, J Caribbean History Book 2: Longman 2009. Beckles, Hillary McD. Shepherd,......

Words: 552 - Pages: 3

History

...understanding about diversity is different cultures respecting each other’s cultural differences. However when I comes to knowing a lot about what a pluralistic societies is, I am afraid I do not know much. From what I have come to understand, what a pluralistic society is, when a community with different social classes, religion, and races, come together as a society even though they have different traditions and interests. That is I wanted to take this class, by taking this class I hope to broaden my knowledge on the different types of cultures and societies that are among us.     As mentioned, I have Norwegian and Swedish in me from my father’s side, and from my mother’s side I have English, Irish, and Dutch in me. Chapter One: Family History My journey started at a hospital named Emanuel in Portland Oregon, at 9:30 in the morning. About a 45 minute drive outside of Portland, is a smaller city Beaverton, where I lived until I was about 11 years old, which is why I think I will always consider Oregon home. From Oregon, my family and I moved to sin city! Yep, that is right, at 11 years old I found myself living in Las Vegas Nevada. The dream of living in Las Vegas was short lived, after a year and a half of living in Nevada, my dad accepted a job a little closer to home, Washington. Port Orchard, Washington I thought my parents were joking with my brother and I, when they told us we were not only moving, but that we were moving to a small town called Port Orchard.......

Words: 1899 - Pages: 8

History

...Running head ASSIGNMENT 1.2 INDUSTRIALIZATION AFTER THE CIVIL WAR ​ 1 Assignment 1.2: Industrialization after the Civil War Final Paper Annette L. Belton-Amponsah History 105 Dr. Van Vleck May 31, 2014 ​​​​ After the end of the Civil War the United States set on a new course which was called the industrialized Revolution during 1865 through the 1920. There were many different type of innovations and new opportunities for growth after the Civil War that changed the country forever. Many of these innovations led to vast amount of new jobs for minorities and other Americans. The first major change was the vast expansion of the railroads. With the full weight of the Federal Government the railroads leapt from approximately 30,000 miles of track to more than 350,000. Railroads spanned the nation, making the movement of goods, products, reasonable and reliable. Also, many people moved north to live near cities where the rail roads were being run. The United States changed to the better after the Civil War and during the industrialization revolution era families sold their farms to move closer to city life. After the Civil War the use and breakthrough of petroleum was established in 1853, Professor Schulman of Yale University discovered Kerosene, was considered a “useless” by product of crude oil, a powerful illuminate. (Schultz, P294) They needed a leader in......

Words: 864 - Pages: 4

History

...The Arabs: A History by Eugene Rogan Robert Irwin on an eloquent history of Arab hopes and disappointments * Share17 * * * * * ------------------------------------------------- Email * ------------------------------------------------- Robert Irwin * ------------------------------------------------- * ------------------------------------------------- The Guardian, Saturday 31 October 2009 An American Army helicopter flies past a mosque in Baghdad, Iraq. Photograph: Joe Raedle/Getty Images The Arabs: A History 1. The Arabs: A History 2. by Eugene Rogan 3. 4. ------------------------------------------------- Top of Form Buy the book Bottom of Form by Eugene Rogan 532pp, Allen Lane, £25 Early on in his book Eugene Rogan, who teaches the modern history of the Middle East, confesses that in "any free and fair election in the Arab world today, I believe the Islamists would win hands down". Again, towards the end of this engrossing and capacious book, he reiterates that the "inconvenient truth about the Arab world today is that, in any free and fair election, those parties most hostile to the United States are most likely to win". Today, Arab fear of the west and resentment at the humiliating and socially damaging effects of westernisation fuels Islamism and the spread of terrorism. How have we come to this pass? Rogan answers this question by tracing the history of Arab hopes and ultimate disappointments from...

Words: 1343 - Pages: 6

History

...Impact of Crusades in European History The time referred to as the High Middle Ages in Europe in the 11th century was in stark contrast to the Europe of the Renaissance. The continent was divided into kingdoms of weaker monarchs fragmented into small fiefdoms. The political landscape was dominated by the powerful aristocracy and even more powerful men of the religion. Life conditions were dismal for most of the population, trade was nearly nonexistent. In terms of arts and sciences, European civilization was dwarfed by those of the Middle East and Asia. Yet, in a couple centuries Europe would become one of the most powerful, sophisticated civilizations in the world. This change can be attributed in no small part to its interaction with the Orient though Crusades that spanned from the end of the 11th century to the end of the 13th century. The 35,000 men that joined the first Crusade embarked on a journey to a world that was very different than Europe. After capturing Jerusalem and settling down in various places in the Middle East, they saw that the Muslims lived luxurious lives. Their civilization was hundreds of years ahead of their own in terms of culture, technology and sciences. The Arabs had spent centuries in major cities copying the texts of classical Greek philosophers and making additions on the existing body of knowledge. The works of philosopher scientists such as Ibn Sina and Biruni were taught in European centers of learning emerging at the time of the first...

Words: 775 - Pages: 4

History

...views of these very people are taken into consideration when making any policy decisions. The reason why I chose this topic is that in the recent time, traditional as well as social media has brought on a lot of public activism. Hence, it is important to revisit the role of the public in the political debates, discussions, and the overall decision making process. Background to the topic Ever since the world moved ahead of the monarchy and the dictatorship system, the importance of the public opinion came naturally to those who were the primary stakeholders in the politics:- the administrators and the other politicians. In the history of mankind, public opinion has forced to change or alter many political decisions. Hence, the role of public opinion in politics is not a totally new concept. However, in the modern age of information technology, people are empowered to share their opinion and get noticed like never before. Hence, it will be interesting to understand how people are using this power and how the political fraternity is reacting to the situation (Lippmann, 2007). Some recent incidents of interactions between people and politics In this section, we will see how in some recent cases, society influenced the political decision making process as well as the outcome. Back in 2003, the United Kingdom witness the grandest ever public demonstration in its entire history. On 15th Feb, people gathered to register their protest......

Words: 2145 - Pages: 9

History

...world between 1500 and 1800. Some readers may be surprised to learn about the wealth, thriving global trade, and dominant manufacturing production in Asia that held sway until at least the end of the 18th century. Throughout much of this era, Europe was, in contrast to Asia, an unimpressive backwater of small countries and kingdoms. But Europe’s “discovery” of the Americas and an ocean route to Asia, just before the year 1500, changed all that. The West gradually worked its way into the global economy and planted the seeds for its imperial rise and eventual dominance over most of the modern world. After 1500, world regions—such as West Africa, East Asia, and South America—fused together into one global trade system. For the first time in history, each region of the world now interacted with the others. For example, enslaved African labor was used in South American plantations to sell cheap sugar to Europe. Silver from Mexico bought loans for Spain, and that same silver ended up in China to buy silk or porcelain for Europeans. And so on. A new global system emerged, forged of uneven relationships, in which a small part of the world, Europe, successfully exploited the world’s human and natural resources to its advantage. This was Globalization 1.0. Historians disagree on exactly when European empires began to “rise” and Asian empires began to “fall.” But most see it happening gradually over centuries of the early modern era. Just Before the Turning Point: 15th Century......

Words: 1604 - Pages: 7

History

...Columbia: Coffee is King The Social, Cultural, and Political Implications of the Coffee Economy Aurelia Moore Columbia College September 26, 2015 Introduction The cultivation and exportation of what is regarded as the finest coffee in the world, transformed the beautiful country of Colombia. At present, coffee cultivation is one of rural Columbia’s largest sources of employment (Coffee in Columbia, 2013). From a social standpoint, the coffee industry helps to foster positive social change through the creation of healthy economies, communities, and resources for those working in the industry, including health care and education. Culturally speaking, the art of coffee cultivation has a lengthy history in Columbia and is a way of life in much of the rural, mountainous country. Despite the earthquakes and other natural disasters which have impacted the region, the coffee growing community is typically inclined to band to together to rebuild if and when needed, in order to return as quickly as possible to their known way of life. Politically speaking, coffee is a huge economic driver for the country. Social Implications Beyond the natural emphasis on coffee generated profits, Columbia’s coffee export industry has long endeavored to create positive social change and impact. In existence since 1927, the Columbian Coffee Growers Federation (FNC) is charged with representing and defending the coffee grower’s interests and to promote social agendas desired by the......

Words: 1046 - Pages: 5

History

...duties with ease and experience. While being of service in the liberal government where he served a couple of ministries he delivered his functions and at some point, he was also the MP off Manchester Northwest at years 1906-1908. His service and contribution in politics was so huge and felt by many in the government and was the most trusted civil servant particularly for his honesty and his wide contribution in both literature work and politics. Typically, his argument were based majorly on making Britain a better place for many and the fact that he believed corruption among other evil-doing were unfair to the economically lowly he expressed his thought through quotes and thought that were and still of great inspiration to many. Churchill’s role in the political arena was of significant important and having served in the British politics from as early as 1900 to 1964 there is a lot to say about him. However, a fascinating fact that has been given significant consideration in the British history is his influence in the Second World War. At around the period 1940 when the Germans were causing trouble to Western Europe population, the then prime minister resigned, and King George VI was in a position to request Churchill to take over. Immediately Churchill took over as the prime minister he fist formed a consolidated government that co-joined forces with the labor, conservative and the liberal parties. This kind of leadership was one that was peace driven and urge for......

Words: 2840 - Pages: 12

History

...reusing and resetting the type (Kreis, 2011). Gutenberg got the idea of making printing press from existing technologies: textile, papermaking, and wine presses. However, he introduced an idea of molding and casting of movable metal type, which is a remarkable work in the history. He used the idea of presses used for making wine and cheese, and modified the existing ones to make a press for transferring the image from type to the papers. An operator is needed to use the lever to increase and decrease the pressure of the block against the paper to get the image of what is on the type. It was also necessary to develop suitable inks for printing with the new printing press. By that time, there were only water-based inks used for hand lettering and for block printing, which do not stick on metal type. Thus, a viscous oil based ink that sticks on the metal type was required for the new machine. Gutenberg not only designed a movable type printing press, but he also invented suitable kind of oil-based ink for the machine. This made him famous and is considered as the inventor of the movable type printing press and oil-based ink for the machine (Ament, 2007). Most of the manuscript books at that time were written on vellum, which was very expensive and not available in sufficient quantity for the mass production of books. The introduction of technique of making paper and successive development of a European paper making industry was another condition for the widespread of print......

Words: 2525 - Pages: 11

History

...Research Paper Mental Health Irene Forchu VNT [pic][pic] Buzz Aldrin’s personality, his medical history, and his perceptions of his condition Introduction. This paper will present Buzz Aldrin as one of the prominent celebrity who was diagnosed with a mental illness. It was reported in June 2009 that he suffers with clinical depression and alcoholism but later improved his life considerably when he recognized and sought treatment for his problems. He is about 81 years and show signs to leave for another decade or more. This article will describe Buzz Aldrin personality as a celebrity, his diagnoses, his life history and his perception about his illness. All these will be summarized under the following subheadings; His personal life, History and achievements, his diagnoses and conclusion. Personal life Aldrin has been married three times: to Joan Archer, with whom he had three children, James, Janice, and Andrew, to Beverly Zile, and to his current wife, Lois Driggs Cannon, whom he married on Valentine's Day, 1988. He filed for divorce from Lois on June 15, 2011 in Los Angeles, citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to his attorney, one day after the couple separated. Aldrin is an active supporter of the Republican Party, headlining fundraisers for GOP members of Congress. In 2007, Aldrin confirmed to Time magazine that he had recently had a face-lift; he joked that the G-forces he was exposed to in space "caused a sagging......

Words: 1583 - Pages: 7

History

... Races have their own hotels, buses, and restaurants. Pluralism A state in which people of all racial and ethnic categories have about the same over all social standing. Assimilation The process by which minorities gradually adopt cultural patterns from the dominant majority population. Part II Answer the following questions in 150 to 350 words each: • Throughout most of U.S. history in most locations, what race has been the majority? What is the common ancestral background of most members of this group? Throughout most of U.S. history the white race has been the majority. This race is majority because of the social standards they have not just because of the population. The white race was the first settlers in the new land. As known, the most common ancestral background of most members of this group is European. Europeans came to this land for new life opportunities. They were able to come together and form their own country and boundaries because they broke ties off with their European rulers. • What are some of the larger racial minorities in U.S. history? What have been the common ancestral backgrounds of each of these groups? When did each become a significant or notable minority group? The white race, which is made up of both Hispanic Americans and the Non-Hispanic is the larger racial minorities. Hispanic Americans make up 85% of the population and Non-Hispanics make 79%. White people are categorized as people who have very light skin......

Words: 598 - Pages: 3