Politics and the Ancient Olympics & Athletics

The Ancient Olympic games brought the polis together for communication and socializing Halted conflict & wars However due to branding of athletes to their specific city states, this created competition and rivalry between city-states Lists were kept of the polis with most victories Athletes would sometimes be hired by cities to represent them (I.e Astylos,…

Ancient Roman: Boxing, Wrestling, Pankration

Greek games were never fully integrated into Roman festival games (i.e ludi and munera) Roman practiced many athletics; running, wrestling, boxing, acrobatic riding, chariot racing (especially from the influence of their Etruscan neighbours) Roman were originally skeptical of nudity, but soon became the norm Most of the roman sports had origins in forms, terminology to…

Ancient Greek Athletic Gymnasion & Education

Athletes trained in gymnasion & palaistra (usually collectively referred to as gymnasion) Vitruvius (Roman architect) defined the ideal palaistra as: 1) large central courtyard (open to the sky; surrounded by roofed colonnades) [known as PERISTYLE (surrounded by columns) -> area was used for boxers, wrestlers, pankration Single colonnades found on three sides; double colonnade on…

Timeline of Canada’s Involvement in World War II

March 1938 ‘Anschluss’: German troops across the border into Austria take control. October, 1938, Munich Pact: Hitler demanded that an area of Czechoslovakia known as the “Sudetenland” be returned to Germany. March 1939, Invasion of Czechoslovakia: Hitler breaks the Munich Pact September 1st, 1939, German Invasion of Poland: Germany invaded Poland using a style of…

Slavery & African Americans After The Civil War (1865- 1872)

In 1865, after the Civil War, the long process of Reconstruction began. Congress passed new laws to give African Americans freedom. First, they passed the Thirteenth Amendment which officially ended slavery. Congress then created the Freedmen’s Bureau to help the recently freed slaves. After President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments were…

Great Sioux War, Battle of Little Bighorn, Ghost Dance War

About the Lakota Sioux Seven Native Americans bands of the Great Plains1 Western-most of Sioux groups, occupying The Dakotas (North and South)1 Treaty of Fort Laramie 1851 Government negotiated with Lakota and other tribes regarding the rights of passage for immigrants, paid by Americans $50,000 in return for this2 Natives allowed roads to be built…

Effects of World War II on Germany: Timeline

  How the war was going for Germany’s army How the war affected Germans at home in Germany 1939 ·         Hitler was in control of much of western and eastern Europe. o   High morale. ·         Many people still remembered the horrors of the First World War. ·         Food and clothe rationing was introduced. ·         Luxury…

Essay: Did the WWII Policy of Appeasement Fail?

Essentially the Policy of Appeasement did not succeed with the nations it was designed to protect: it failed to prevent war.  The failure of the Policy was largely deemed on that Appeasement was misconceived; Hitler’s ambitions to increase Germany’s borders and to expand Lebensraum, stretched much further than the legitimate grievances of Versailles.  For example,…