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    During the time frame between 1500 and 1850, European countries dominated the accumulation of territories and their raw resources, which stimulated their economies through new and diverse trade options. In addition to radically enhancing formerly stagnant economies, expansion and trade paved the way for political upheaval, global interaction and cultural restructuring. Although not articulated until much later, European countries ascertained land and resources in order to fulfill what Jules Ferry, the French Minister of Public Instruction, described as a “civilizing mission”. “Superior races have a right, because they have a duty. They have the duty to civilize the inferior races”. This duty involves spreading Christianity, re-structuring foreign lands and customs that differ from the West and increasing production in all conquered lands (Strayer 564). The age of European discovery promoted the desire for economic development through conquest. This process can be studied initially by identifying the role of the Portuguese in the Southeast Asia spice trade in the 16th century. Later, it can be portrayed in the subjugation of Africa during the 16th and 17th centuries. The final stage of this process can be perceived in the novelty and the conquest of the Americas. As early as the 15th century and continuing into the 17th century, Portugal began establishing itself as a commercial empire. Vasco de Gama, along with his successors, initially discovered the vibrant world of…

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    Throughout mankind’s history, humans have always seemed to have a barter system in place for all of their trades. From trading trinkets for food to the modern day practice of trading money for goods, capitalism has grown and flourished not only in America, but in many countries around the world. From the simple shopkeeper of the community general store of the past all the way to the CEO of the modern day retail giant, the retail trade has become a part of our everyday lives. There is not a day…

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    Life in Twentieth-century America Society is changing every day. Prior to just over a year ago, it was not legal to marry the person you love if that person was the same gender as their significant other. Disparities between men and women continue to decrease. Our government is increasingly recognizing the need for social change. The selection’s we’ve read in this section have commonly revealed the personal relationships of Americans in the twentieth century. Literary works across the twentieth…

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    The Rights of women have definitely evolved over the past centuries. Women went from being treated as an object, not a person, to gaining many rights. They have evolved to be entitled to the right to vote, the right to work, the right to own land, and the basic fundamental rights that men have received. As the world becomes more modernized, women still want more rights, they want to be treated as an equal to men. In the United States, women want equal pay in the work force as men, when their…

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    During the 16th, 17th, and 18th century the way parents looked, thought, and raised their children were viewed as good in the eyes of a certain people at the time. At this time there was many good and bad ideals about children on how to look after and care for them. At this time the wealthy English parents had many changes on how to raise their children at the time because they believed that they knew best on how to raise a child into an adult. During the 16th century the upper wealthy english…

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    Print did play an integral role in the success of the Reformation and she might be a child of Gutenberg, however she was not alone “Printing was a revolution in that it made more identical copies at lower cost available should not be credited with the intellectual and psychological changes that were really the result of a new method of reading. Whether manuscript or text” (Chartier). There are so many components that play into the successes of the Reformation during the 16th century. However,…

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    Limiting a minority group’s education is one of the best methods of oppression. Women have been faced with this time and time again in order for the dominant group—males—to feel superior. Women’s education has been directly linked to their social roles for many years. During the 15th century, women had prominent roles in society and were given their own rights. Due to the plagues that engulfed Europe during this time, there were much more opportunities for women to take on jobs that,…

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    Since Arden’s dramatic representation is altered to be “by birth a gentleman of blood” (1.36), his altercation with Mosby, “the botcher” (1.25-27) becomes the quintessential new gentleman’s challenge against the birth gentry. As according to Civile and Uncivile Life, people of those times when comparing two gentleman “accompt him more or lesse honorable or worshipfull, as hee is more or lesse landed or wealthy” (Jones 21). If Arden, being of wealthier status, would have been understood by…

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    This historical study will define the impact of the fishing industry and ethnic diversity of immigrant populations in the early settlement of Newfoundland from 1500-1800. The settlement of Newfoundland was primarily based on the fishing industry due to a lack of other resources on the island. The settlements of early Newfoundland were primarily formed through the diverse array of ethnic cultures, such as the Portuguese, English, French, and Irish that eventually came to develop settlements in…

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    As word of mouth being the oldest news medium (Stephens, 2007, p. 2), this chapter introduces different kinds of oral news, such as spoken news and news exchange in coffee houses. The latter is presented with its historical context and significance for the French Revolution, because of its strong impact to society. The use of language goes back until 100,000 B.C. with the rise of the homo sapiens (Stephens, 2007, p. XI) and is a basic tool for human communication and interaction. Tikopia…

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