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    Justinian's Legacy

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    Building programs for emperors were not always for the sole benefit of the people but also for propaganda. Justinian’s building plan had followed many riots so it is quite possible that he constructed his program with the hopes of gaining his people’s trust; no matter the intentions of Justinian he still created a building program that greatly improved his empire and shaped his legacy. Justinian’s building program contained four main facets: religious, defense, amenities for the public, and controlled water supply. Primarily, Justinian built means of protection for his people; he rebuilt city walls and constructed forts and places of refuge for the victims of barbarian raids. Justinian also created colonnaded streets, baths, city squares, roads, and monuments for the enjoyment of his people. In the past he had constructed aqueducts and conduits but they were quite far from Constantinople, which was often subject to either a lack of water or, when there were floods, an abundance of water, so flood control became a major concern for Justinian. He built churches and monasteries for his people, but by far Justinian’s most significant architectural achievement was the rebuilding of the Hagia Sophia, which was a church at the time. From 532 to 537, after a sporting riot destroyed the original, the rebuilding of the Hagia Sophia was the paramount of Justinian’s building efforts.…

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    Cinderella's Sister

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    actresses. Also, Justinian’s aunt, Euphemia, disagreed with the two marrying. This aunt happened to also have been a slave before becoming Emperor Justin’s wife. This is pretty similar to an evil step mother in the Cinderella story. Still, she passed away in 525 AD, and Justinian changed the law, raising Theodora’s status and taking her as his wife. Even though Theodora already had a daughter from past experiences, Justinian welcomed them in and Theodora got her “prince charming,” or in this…

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    the Middle-East, North Africa, and Italy. She coordinated logistics, raised levies and acted as agent de jure for Theodora (and given Justinian’s discomfort of Belisarius’ military acumen and popularity, likely acted as the Imperial agent on campaign). None of this appeals to Procopius, who also served with Belisarius. He goes as far as to claim that Antonina’s powers of persuasion were the by-product of sorcery. Procopius’ portrayal of Theodora is even less generous. The Empress of ‘The…

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    The Secret History was written by Procopius during his lifetime, but after his other works. This was a work written for himself and close friends, which he never intended to publish. The Secret History shows a different side to the events that happened in the Byzantine Empire. This book shows a different side to many different, well know rulers in Byzantine. Procopius portrays Antonina to be a very scandalous person with very little morals who would cheat on her husband every chance she got.…

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    If you were to google pictures of “war zone” and then google again “riots” you would see a lot of similarities between the images: fire, destruction, debris, thick plumes of smoke. These images will give you a good idea as to what transpired and the eventual aftermath, in the evening of the Vancouver Hockey Riot. Some would argue a series of unfortunate events, such as inadequate planning, closing liquor stores early that day, and allowing overcrowding of downtown Vancouver. However what really…

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    Race Riots

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    sit-ins, protests, rallies, marches, and in some instances, riots. Whenever a race riot does occur, people frantically ask about whether it is justified or if it is the right thing to be doing. However, when looking at the fact that race riots are never random incidents, are these really the questions we should be asking? I believe that in the event of a race riot people focus on the event itself and ignore the real problems that led to the riot in the first place,…

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    Worst Race Riots Essay

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    Ben Torres Ms.Kasey Davis Col Prep English 6 April 2017 The Worst Race Riot in US History More than 20 years ago, my father, Danny Torres, was a member of the Los Angeles Police Department and he experienced firsthand what the Los Angeles riots were all about in 1992. When he got out of high school, my father enlisted in the United States Army. During his military service he was stationed in Panama , and many other places all over the world. July of 1989, he married his high school…

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    For possibly decades now, there has been fighting in the middle east and I am not sure it will ever stop. One particular story of fighting stuck out to me, however. A man named Emad Burnat filmed activist protest of Israel taking land from his small Palestinian village. The documentary he created is called Five Broken Cameras. He is a peasant farmer who lives off of the land he owned. He has a family consisting of his wife and his four sons. He films to show their side of the fighting and riots…

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    hand, people are rioting, burning trucks and cars, now police officers can’t even do their job without being criticized. People need to be informed about the day to day struggles of a police officer, now people don't even want the to do their jobs. The “police brutality” is insane, if people would listen to what they say without resisting, everything would be much easier for the arresting officer and the person being arrested. These people burning transfer trucks, looting stores, and destroying…

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    In St. Louis,Missouri on the day of August 9th, 2014 Michael Brown an African American 18 year old kid was shot by a white cop by the name of Officer Wilson. Michael was walking along the streets on St. Louis with one of his buddies and next thing you know a cop drives up behind them and orders them to move to the sidewalk. Then Michael didn’t take the situation too lightly so the officer and the young man started a physical altercation that lead into the shooting death of Michael Brown. The…

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