Benjamin Franklin: Biography, Bifocals, Lighting Rod, Harmonica, Stove

Biography January 17th 1706 – April 17th 1790 Milk Street, Boston, Massachusetts Attended Boston Latin School, finished school at 10 years old Worked for brother James at New England Courant Developed the persona “Mrs. Silence Dogood” in order to send letters to the newspaper Writer, political theorist and artist, postmaster, scientist and an inventor Inventions…

History the Gay and Lesbian Liberation Movement

“When discrimination against Blacks, Jews, and women, though prevalent, is no longer officially sanctioned, discrimination against homosexuals is condoned by both church and state.” Two objectives Removal of laws and practices discriminating against homosexuals Acceptance of sexuality Considered an ethnic minority No permanent security Excluded Heterosexuals need to accept them as equals, not a sexual…

Russian Revolution: Kornilov, Lenin, Stalin, Trotsky and Zinoviev

The February and October revolutions William Chamberlain describes the Feb. revolution as “the most leaderless, spontaneous, anonymous revolutions of all time”. That is true because there were no dominating figures such as Lenin present at the revolution. Others such as David Longley says that people “simply rose to the occasion” On Feb. 23 a demonstration…

Causes of World War One: Imperialism, Militarism, Alliances, Nationalism

Nationalism A. Franco-Prussian War 1870-1871 i. Established a powerful Germany with industrial and military potentials that posed a threat to existing European powers. ii. French anti-German sentiment and desire for revenge over Germany’s annexation of Alsace-Lorraine. iii. France’s defeat sparked a revolution culminating in the French Third Republic. B. Russo-Japanese War 1905 i. In 1903,…

The Great Depression: Political and Economic causes in the America’s

What Is It? The Great Depression of the 1930’s was single handedly the most significant event of the 20th century. The Stock Market Crash occurred on October 29th 1929; and this event brought front the previous errors of the American people during the Roaring Twenties. Black Friday precipitated the economic event of that century; however,…