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Title Length Color Rating   The Importance of History - The Importance of History Can anything worthwhile be gained from continued research into historical events. History seen as study of the past is an integral part of many education systems across the world. Many countries spend huge amounts of money and resources to uncover their past. Every year new and new historical sites are uncovered, excavations on those sites are conducted and the result are studied by archeologists throughout the world. But have we gained anything worthwhile from research into the past....   [tags: World History] 554 words
(1.6 pages) Strong Essays [preview] Critical Thinking in History - My enrollment in the History course this semester was due to requirements for my bachelor’s degree in nursing. Rather than feeling that the course took valuable time away from the core curriculum, what I learned has made a lasting impact on how I feel about the world around me and who I am in that world. Those changes are going to impact the way in which I interact with my future patients and conduct myself as a healthcare professional. The format of the course facilitated a deeper understanding of social and cultural concepts and how those concepts can affect and even define a group of people or region to the rest of the world....   [tags: Importance of History]
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(5.5 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Importance of History - What is history. Should we study history. Who creates history. Is history relevant. The definition of history, is a question which has sparked international debate for centuries between the writers, readers, and the makers of history. It is a vital topic which should be relevant in our lives because it?s important to acknowledge past events that have occurred in our world that deeply influences the present. This essay will discuss what history is, and why we study it. History is the study of past events leading up to the present day....   [tags: essays research papers] 991 words
(2.8 pages) Good Essays [preview] The Importance of Taking an Accurate Medical History - Introduction “A guide to taking a patient history” is an article appeared in volume 22, issue 13 of the Nursing Standard Journal in December 2007 written by H. LLoyd and S. Craig. The article talks about the steps and strategies to follow when taking a patient history. It is important to acquire good techniques in assessing a patient starting by the environment, communication skills, and a systematic approach. One must be able to collect accurate data in order to facilitate the procedure. Summary The article starts by emphasizing on the environment when taking a patient history....   [tags: patient history] 533 words
(1.5 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Importance of the Study of History - Most universities require every student, regardless of their major, to take at least two history courses. Most students take these history courses because they are required to do so. This raises the question, why study history. What is the importance of history to a common being. History is something that has happened and is factual. By knowing these facts, its students can learn how to progress and advance not making the same mistakes. Studying history also provides a sense of respect and pride from its students towards a society....   [tags: World History] 673 words
(1.9 pages) Better Essays [preview] The importance of History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship in the Australian Curriculum - ... Australia’s history provides a tradition for identity, such as the connection arising from myth-making and heroes in literature, seen in works such by A. B. Paterson, and artists like Sidney Nolan. Therefore, in the curriculum history provides an opportunity to learn about a ‘shared’ national experience, and prompts an appreciation of the change of societal mores not only from the past but in current Australia. History on its own gives the opportunity to view Australian identity as a fluid concept, and one undergoing many changes....   [tags: culture, discipline, identity]
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(2.7 pages) Term Papers [preview] The Importance and History of the Steam Engine - "The wonderful progress of the present century is, in a very great degree, due to the invention and improvement of the steam engine, and to the ingenious application of its power to kinds of work that formerly taxed the physical energies of the human race."Robert H. Thurston The steam engine can easily be considered the single most important invention of the entire industrial revolution. There is not one part of industry present in today's society that can be examined without coming across some type of reference or dependence upon the steam engine....   [tags: History Industrial Revolution Steam Essays]
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(10.1 pages) Term Papers [preview] Importance of History - Many students wonder why the study of history is so important in today’s curriculums. A simple answer to that is, one cannot proceed without knowledge of the past, or to say that one learns from others mistakes as well as their own. This being true, another reason to study history is to see, not only our mistakes so we may learn, but also to see the good influences that molded the world and culture we live in. The ancient civilizations of the Greeks, Hebrews and Romans contributed to our modern civilization, not just the eastern-European but western civilization as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 914 words
(2.6 pages) Better Essays [preview] The Importance of Agriculture in History and the World - Civilization began with agriculture, it allowed nomads to settle down, and form relationships, societies and eventually nations. But as our society developed, so did our means of farming. Whilst modern society greatly differs from our nomadic past, humanity still has fundamental dependence on agriculture. Today agriculture is the livelihood of most poor underdeveloped nations. This communal life blood provides a majority of the population with a source of employment, nourishment and income. It is considered to be an invaluable skill, that is taught down from generation to generation along with a sense of respect for the environment....   [tags: fruits of production] 649 words
(1.9 pages) Better Essays [preview] The Importance of Landmarks In History - In 1982, my father and I traveled to Germany to visit my brother. We decided to visit Checkpoint Charlie and The Berlin Wall. Our trip began by train and took place during the middle of the night. We were not allowed to open the blinds while traveling. At departure, our passports were confiscated and reviewed by the soldiers that ushered us onboard. The Berlin Wall separated West Berlin from East Berlin. Construction began on August 13, 1961. Its purpose was to keep people from fleeing to the West....   [tags: Multiple] 564 words
(1.6 pages) Good Essays [preview] The History and Importance of Personal Hygiene - Personal hygiene is a major part of your everyday life. It includes brushing your teeth, taking a shower, applying deodorant, wearing clean clothes, cooking your food properly, and washing your hands when necessary. There are many different types of hygiene and different ways of doing them. The types of hygiene are food and cooking hygiene, medical hygiene, and personal hygiene, there is even such a thing as excessive hygiene. Excessive hygiene may cause allergic diseases. Some parts of the body like the ear canal, or inside of the vagina are mostly better left alone for the body's own cleaning systems....   [tags: Health, Wellness] 577 words
(1.6 pages) Good Essays [preview] The Importance of Hippocrates To The History Of Medicine - The Importance of Hippocrates To The History Of Medicine Hippocrates (460. - 370. B.C.) is acknowledged as the father of modern medicine. He was born on the island of Kos, and taught medicine there before dying in Larissa. He is known as the founder of holistic medicine, because he was the first to attribute illness to be one of the four elements - fire, water, earth, and air - rather than an affliction given by the gods. However, locals believed Hippocrates was a descendant of Asklepios, god of medicine....   [tags: Papers] 511 words
(1.5 pages) Good Essays [preview] Black History Importance - Black History Importance The time has come again to celebrate the achievements of all black men and women who have chipped in to form the Black society. There are television programs about the African Queens and Kings who never set sail for America, but are acknowledged as the pillars of our identity. In addition, our black school children finally get to hear about the history of their ancestors instead of hearing about Columbus and the founding of America. The great founding of America briefly includes the slavery period and the Antebellum south, but readily excludes both black men and women, such as George Washington Carver, Langston Hughes, and Mary Bethune....   [tags: African American History Historical Essays] 1357 words
(3.9 pages) Strong Essays [preview] History and Importance of Baseball in the US - Baseball is an American icon. It is the Statue of Liberty, the bald eagle, ‘In God We Trust,’ Mount Rushmore, ice cream, apple pie, hot dogs, and rally monkeys. BASEBALL IS AMERICA.” At one time baseball held the hearts and captivated the minds of the majority of the United States of America with its luster and almost magical exuberance. It exerted this on minds of young children and all the way up to old men and women in America. Americans fell in love with the scent of ballpark hotdogs and the spectacle of beautiful ballparks to the crisp breeze of the air filled with thousands of voices belting “Take Me Out to the Ball Game” while eating a big box of Cracker Jacks....   [tags: ball parks, baseball, world series]
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(5 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The History and Importance of the Trebuchet - "Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." A. C. Clarke (Clarke). Throughout history, people have relied on technology to aid them. Technology has played an important role throughout time as a tool that has allowed people to achieve accomplishments never before possible. Technology has been crucial to survival as it has been used in warfare. Technology was used for both offensive and defense systems during times of siege, and could determine the fate of entire empires....   [tags: War, Military, Army]
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(4.6 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The History and Importance of Civil Engineering - Anon, a prolific writer, once wrote, ”I am an Engineer, I serve mankind, by making dreams come true”(Bennett). Engineers make dreams come true by creating magnificent structures that amaze even the most impractical people. The hard work and dedication of engineers can be easily seen by opening a window and viewing the structures that adorn the earth. The structures that civil engineers design and build define the culture of a society and help to keep pace with a constantly changing world. Bridges, highways, drinking water- just a few necessities to the modern world, made possible by engineers throughout history, specifically civil engineers....   [tags: Civil Engineering]
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(2.4 pages) Better Essays [preview] Importance of Studying History - 1. The importance of the study of world history to me personally as an American is very significant because I hope to find a career where I will work with many diverse people and I not only want to know them, but I want to have an understanding of where they came from in order to associate with them better. Another reason is that an American can be from any culture from around the world. Americans aren’t any certain race or religion, so we have to understand our fellow citizens just as they need to understand us....   [tags: essays research papers] 956 words
(2.7 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Importance of Time Throughout History - Timekeeping has been an integral part of life ever since humans stepped foot on the earth. Once humans realized the difference between night and day, moon phases were used to determine months, changing seasons and record years. Soon humans realized the connection of time with the sun’s position and started using shadows to keep time thus creating the sundial, used foremost by the Egyptians and Greeks. As life become more complex, so did the need to keep time accurately. Initially, the mechanical clock was invented in 1000 AD....   [tags: clocks, celestial, sun] 1234 words
(3.5 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Importance of Oral Traditions in African History - One of the most crucial aspects of the development of philosophy of African history has been a realization of the importance of the spoken or oral traditions in the framing and interpretation of African history. The oral tradition is a living, and dynamic organism within the African community, and the original element of oral traditional is djembe. The Djembe is a traditional African drum and is the symbolic instrument of the West African community. The Djembe is held on a high pedestal in the social communal aspect of the society’s daily routine, and is seen in many gatherings....   [tags: drums, culture, ceremonies] 1048 words
(3 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Importance of Harry Hoveden in Making History - The Importance of Harry Hoveden in Making History In making history, Brian Friel uses Hugh O’Neill to define the characters in the play, and the way in which his actions affect them gives the audience some characteristics to decide on the personality of particular characters. Harry Hoveden is obviously an important character in the play because he plays a major part in the play, and appears in most of the major scenes. It is also clear that he is important to O’Neill because he is often the one person he turns to in times of crisis....   [tags: Making History Brian Friel Harry Hoveden Essays] 509 words
(1.5 pages) Good Essays [preview] The Importance of Learning the History of Our Schooling System - On the first day of class we were presented with the history of our schooling system. I have never been one to truly appreciate history and I remember sitting there that day with an overwhelming amount of information I knew I would not remember a week later. I was trying to be optimistic because I am going into education and it is only wise to be knowledgeable about the history of my career. Looking back on that first day and where I stand now, I have so much more appreciation for history. We speak of something I am passionate about and I am open to a whole new understanding of why history will forever be a part of not only the present but the future as well....   [tags: Education] 991 words
(2.8 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The History and Importance of Robots - The first known robot was created around 400-350 BC by the mathematician Archytas and was a steam powered pigeon. Archytas constructed his bird out of wood and used steam to power the movement of the robot. This bird was then suspended from a pivot bar at one point the bird managed to fly as much as 200 meters before it ran out of steam. This is not only the first known robot. Robots are machines capable of carrying out a complex series of actions automatically or controlled by imputed source by impued source....   [tags: electromechanical beings]
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(3.8 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Importance of Celebrating Black History Month - Black history month is an observance in the United States that is celebrated in the month of February to remember all of the important African Americans in history. This observance is still celebrated annually and brings forth a debatable question such as is there still a need to celebrate black history month. I strongly believe that Black history month still should be celebrated for several reasons one being that children need to know how African Americans contributed to society. Young African American children need to know their ethnicity background....   [tags: Education, Leaders, Society] 562 words
(1.6 pages) Good Essays [preview] History and Importance of Affirmative Action - The focus of this paper is on the history of affirmative action and its relevance to our society. Affirmative action focuses on the importance of equality and equal opportunity among all people in terms of education and employment. In coordination with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Equal Employment Opportunities Act of 1972, the affirmative action policy was submitted by federal agencies. Is it not true that ethnic minorities do not have the same opportunities in life as whites, and that women should be entitled to the same opportunities as men....   [tags: Discrimination] 1276 words
(3.6 pages) Strong Essays [preview] Importance of History in George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four (1984) - The Importance of History in 1984 Time is an amazing element of the universe we are in. It is a driving force - we cannot speed it up or slow it down, it perpetually marches forward at a constant speed. After a moment in time has past, it becomes the past, and we have absolutely no way of going back to it to experience it again in a new way. Once time has past, all that remains is our perception of it. History is nothing more than our collective perceptions of the past. And perception is not like time - it is not constant, it can be altered....   [tags: Nineteen Eighty-Four 1984 Essays] 747 words
(2.1 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Importance of History and Culture in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club - The Importance of History and Culture in Amy Tan’s The Joy Luck Club     The impact of history and culture on an individual's life is tremendous. History plays a large role in forming an individual because it helps them develop morals, ideals, and goals in life. It begins the process of finding an identity. The past is never forgotten because it leaves marks on ones life as a scar does to ones body. It may go unseen physically, but the emotional effects it produces last a lifetime, and can continue on for generations to come....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays]
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(3.3 pages) Strong Essays [preview] All the King's Men: History's Importance - All the King's Men: History's Importance Throughout All the King's Men, history plays an important role in the motivations and lives of all the characters. History's importance is most noticeable, not surprisingly, in the story main characters - Willie Stark and Jack Burden - whose lives focus on and, in some cases, depend upon history and how they relate themselves to it. While Willie Stark views history as a tool with which to manipulate people for his own ends, an attitude resulting in his own destruction, Jack Burden's view of history changes over time and eventually allows him to accept his relationship to the past and, therefore, present....   [tags: All the King's Men Essays] 1221 words
(3.5 pages) Strong Essays [preview] Importance that a State’s History imposes on its Strategic Culture - With the end of the Cold War in 1991, the international community encountered changing relations and strategic employment between state-actors. As intellectuals around the world identified this shifting landscape, scholarly interest re-surfaced asserting “that culture can affect significantly grand strategy and state behavior.”1 To this end, multiple models abound illustrating different factors and their impacts on basic, political, and strategic culture. Utilizing the Air Force Culture and Language Center’s (AFCLC) model of 12 cultural domains, a brief analysis of the domain of history seeks to explain the relationship between a state-actor’s history and its strategic culture....   [tags: Air Force, Domains]
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(2.6 pages) Better Essays [preview] History and Importance of the Potato Among Many Cultures - The Tuber that Unites a Hungry World Potatoes are a truly globalized crop. They can be found all around the world from the Americas to China, from Africa to Europe. In each of these places, they play their own unique role but the secret to their success is their hardy nature and their nutritional value. They become valuable to some peoples because they are able to grow in geographical locations or in weather situations that would cause other crops to fail. They are also incredibly nutritious, providing all that is necessary for survival....   [tags: nutrition, agriculture]
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(6.9 pages) Term Papers [preview] Teaching History: The Importance of Analyzing Students' Different Learning Styles - The study of history depends heavily on the way it is written. Events in history have been conveyed in many different forms, some being more factual, while others contain a story within the facts in order to spark an interest for the reader. The different styles of writing and the way you retain the information can facilitate or debilitate the quality of the information remembered and the quantity of information remembered. The opening lines of Erik Larson's The Devil in the White City create a picture of the era....   [tags: history teacher, history education ] 1123 words
(3.2 pages) Good Essays [preview] The Production of Rice Throughout the World: The East Asia Rice Working Group - Rice is an annual cereal grass that is widely cultivated in warm climates for its seed and is used for food and for its by-products (Webster's Ninth New Collegiate). Rice is classified as a cereal and shares equal importance as a leading food source with wheat. Rice is a staple food for more than half the world’s population. Rice grows on every continent in the world with the exception of Antarctica. There 21 different known wild varieties and three distinct cultivated species. Oryza sativa japonica, is believed to have been domesticated in what is today central China around 7,000 BC (Hirst)....   [tags: history, benefits, importance] 1275 words
(3.6 pages) Strong Essays [preview] Life Insurance Annuity - As a tool for investment and financial security, annuities have been around for quite a long time. Annuities first started in the ancient civilization of the Roman Empire as a way for Roman citizens to receive a yearly payment for their lifetimes or for several years in exchange for a large upfront payment. According to Annuity.com, early Roman annuities were often given to Roman legionnaires as payment for years of faithful military service. As time passed, the modern annuity began to take shape....   [tags: History, Importance, Financial Security]
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(1.8 pages) Better Essays [preview] Transportation System - The growth of our nation, the United States, during the 19th century was in large part due to the advancements and improvements in the transportation system. These advancements began to flourish during the Civil War, when President Abraham Lincoln signed the Pacific Railway Acts (“Abraham Lincoln: A life in the Brief”). These Acts promoted the construction of an Intercontinental railroad system, which marked the first step towards a modernized and improved society. The transportation improvements created not only the railroad system but also the steamboat system, which allowed for transportation of goods along the rivers to increase (“The Transportation Revolution)....   [tags: Importance, Development, US History]
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(3.2 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The History of Chemistry - ... Chemistry is important to everyday life, because everything is made of chemicals. Chemistry is outside with the leaves changing colors in the fall. The supplies used to do household chores are made from chemistry. Chemistry is literally in everything from the food you eat to the air you breathe. It’s in your soap, your emotions, and everything you can see or touch. Antoine Laurent Lavoisier is considered to be the father modern day chemistry. He had a mighty impact on the way the world views chemistry today....   [tags: alchemy, importance] 840 words
(2.4 pages) Better Essays [preview] The History of Film Making - The History of Film The history of film making and how it’s important in today’s society. As a high school student, there are only so many ways things can interest you. Without proper entertainment in today’s society, viewers can be harder to grab on attention. There are things you need to know about the interest in the subject, what needs to be used, and everything in between. The history of film and photography go way back. It was much harder to create perfect shots or movies without edits. Over the years different people began to invent new ways to make films look better....   [tags: importance of movie edition] 538 words
(1.5 pages) Good Essays [preview] The Importance of Black Soldiers in the Civil War - The American Civil War is perhaps the most important event in U.S. history since the American Revolution. Over half a million men would perish between the Union and Confederate Armies. It is important to know that Ulysses S. Grant was an important figure (perhaps the most important behind Abraham Lincoln) in the war. Many will see him as the hero of the American Civil War. Nevertheless there were others who would play an important role to help the Union win the Civil War. The implementation of black soldiers was crucial to the Union in order to achieve victory against the Confederate Army....   [tags: African American history]
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(4.9 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Importance of Art - Art is a form of human expression. Art can be seen as the artist sleight of hand on his mood. Art is in various media from posters to public wall of which we call “graffiti”. Art is elusive as the use of colors shapes and the surface used adds a new dimension. Art portrays various ideas, feelings such as triumph, love, happiness, sorrow and boredom in loss to mention a few. Art is beauty and creativity. During man’s evolution art has progressed over in its most primitive state up to its most modernized versions today....   [tags: art, history,] 647 words
(1.8 pages) Better Essays [preview] The Importance of Kenwood House - The history of Kenwood House in Hampstead stretches far back in history; however, the bulk of what is published and considered rests upon the architecture of the Adams brothers, and particularly Robert Adam. It is said that the original house on the property was "probably built by John Bill (1576 - 1630), the King's Printer, soon after 1616. (Summerson, p.5)." Apart from a few scant references to its prior history, the bulk of published material begins with the Adams, having started and completed a remodel of the house in 1766 and 1774, respectively....   [tags: Local History]
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(7 pages) Term Papers [preview] Importance of Slavery to the Caribbean - Importance of Slavery to the Caribbean The significance of the role played by slaves in the history of the Caribbean cannot be overemphasized. Nearly everything that defines the Caribbean today can be traced back to the advent of Africans to the sugar plantations several centuries ago. For this reason it is impossible to ignore the issue of slavery when studying the history of the Caribbean, as we are doing in this class. Through our numerous readings on the status of slaves and their treatment by the societies in which they lived, we have learned much about the sufferings and ordeals of these people....   [tags: History Slave Slavery Caribbean Essays]
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(8.2 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Importance of Philosophers - Importance of Philosophers Philosophers are known for the expression of their thoughts and this makes life enjoyable for numerous people in the world. Philosophers are generally referred das thinkers who search for the hidden meanings of hidden things and finally nurture the agenda using a systematic approach of views. Philosophers recognize the fragility of the society people stays and still contribute their thoughts and share with the rest of the world. They use their experiences to provide lessons for the whole world and try to save other vulnerable people from world immoralities (Marquez, 2011)....   [tags: Thoughts, Thinkers, World History]
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(3.4 pages) Strong Essays [preview] Understanding the Importance of the American Civil War - Understanding the Importance of the American Civil War The American Civil War remains one of the most heated and highly debated pieces of history in not only the United States, but also the entire modern world. It remains so not only in its origins, but in the goals of each side, and the effects it had on American culture. The effects, as I will demonstrate much later, were not limited exclusively to the United States, and extended to many foreign ideals and practices as well. This demonstrates the importance of this war politically and socially to modern history....   [tags: American America History]
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(4.3 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Importance of Humanities - “Don’t do that. You’ll never get a job.” Such was the response of one of my favorite teachers to the interest that I had voiced in history as a potential field of study. A teacher whose class a friend and I had enjoyed so much we had taken time out of a weekday afternoon to come visit her. Sure, my response contrasted pretty acutely with that of my friend who wanted to pursue a career in computational linguistics, but history is my genuine interest. In an environment that constantly peddles science and technology careers, it’s hard to love history and literature....   [tags: History, Literature, School] 570 words
(1.6 pages) Good Essays [preview] The Importance of International Schools - Background of International Schools International schools are found all around the world. In most case, international schools use English as the medium of instruction. Originally, they have been created to allow the children of expatriates to receive their education in their mother tongue. They have been also found to create a mutual understanding and peace among people of different cultures. According Hyden (2006), the origin of international schools is debatable. The international schools of Geneva and Yokohama that existed in 1924 were considered the first international schools....   [tags: education, history, ESL]
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(4 pages) Strong Essays [preview] King Arthur and His Importance in the Medieval Celtic World - Who was King Arthur, and what was his importance in the medieval Celtic world. While it is possible we may never know the complete answer to either of those questions, according to Thomas Green we can come pretty close to answering the second one. After reading Green’s “The Historicity and Historicisation of Arthur”, the Arthurian sources discussed in the article seem to conclude that a historical personage of Arthur is very unlikely. If pre-Galfridian material, such as the Historia Brittonum and the Annales Cambriae, are read in context as Green argues they should be, and are not methodologically exhausted by looking for evidence, then it is possible for the reader of these texts to truly g...   [tags: British History] 729 words
(2.1 pages) Better Essays [preview] What is the Importance of Animals and Symbolism in Ancient Egyptian Art? - The ancient Egyptians are known for many of the incredible aspects of their culture and everything they have produced. Some of the well known ancient Egyptian relics are the ones like the ancient pyramids, the Great Sphinx of Giza, mummies, and their many forms of art. Ancient Egyptian art is one of the most recognized styles of art. The most commonly known types of ancient Egyptian art are types like paintings, ceramics, and sculptures. Not only is Egyptian art beautiful, but it carries a huge deal of value and significance with it....   [tags: symbology, world history, egypt, art history]
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(8.4 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Importance of a Library: An Interview with the Asotin County Librarian - The Importance of a Library I had the opportunity to interview Jennifer Ashby. She has been the director of the Asotin County Library since February of 2001. She oversees just about everything that goes on in the library. She is in charge of budgets, facilities, personnel, collections, technology, programs, services, and public relations. She gave me a lot of great information on the history and current events of the library. Before the original library was built in 1913, books were sent from an Episcopal congregation in Vermont to the Episcopal Church in Clarkston....   [tags: construction, meeting, history]
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(1.9 pages) Better Essays [preview] Does History Matter? - Millions of people have gone great lengths to record every part of the past. We may not know much about the future but we have more than enough information about the past. The knowledge about our past has helped us in many ways. Historians, teachers, doctors, students, lawyers and many more have relied on history books and researches on significant events in history to prove their point. The question why history matters has been asked many times. It has been asked by students, teachers and parents sometimes....   [tags: History] 988 words
(2.8 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The Importance of the Lewis and Clark Expedition - The Lewis and Clark Expedition is one of the great benefits for the U.S nation. The participants of this expedition left a legacy for younger generations of the skills needed for their discoveries and contributions. Species of animal and plants would have not be discover as well and the knowledge about them. It has been known as one the most important evolution for the growth in the land of U.S grounds and if not for the expedition, the land and vast geographic western area of the United States would never been recorded until later years when the nation is more advance loosing needed information for the expansion of the people and trading, which makes this expedition an important part...   [tags: discover, evolution, history, growth]
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(1.6 pages) Good Essays [preview] The Importance of Bridges to Society - The Importance of Bridges to Society Society has always relied on transportation to survive. When man first walked the earth he relied on himself for transportation. Eventually man learned to tame wild animals and use them as a form of transportation. And finally he created machines to take him places he could not reach on his own or with the assistance of any animal. Along with the evolution of transportation came maps to mark the locations of routes taken between cities and important locations....   [tags: Transportation History Infrastructure Essays] 500 words
(1.4 pages) Good Essays [preview] The Importance of the Electoral College - The Importance of the Electoral College Though our founding fathers created the Electoral College over 200 years ago, it has been changed with time to accommodate modern needs and is still an important and necessary part of our electoral system. The Electoral College ensures political stability in our nation by encouraging the two-party system and also protects the interests of minorities. Furthermore, the Electoral College helps maintain a united country by requiring widespread popular support of a candidate in order for him or her to become president....   [tags: American America History] 1118 words
(3.2 pages) Strong Essays [preview] The History of the Ottoman Empire - We human beings need to sleep to let our body to relax and gain back the energy we are spending during daytime. By the same token, sometimes we sleep to get away from reality and fall into a totally different world that we dream of. Dream is a divine gift to all human beings. We dream, there’s no sleeping without a dream, whether it’s a nightmare or a joyful daydream. Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung define dreams as “an interaction between the unconscious and conscious asserting that the unconscious is the dominant force of the dream and it conveys its own mental activity to the perspective faculty.”[ ] Moreover, most of the time our dreams are just reflections of our subconscious, which are ine...   [tags: World History ]
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(6.6 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Important Topics in US History - History is more complicated than simply a list of achievements or failures. Even the meaning of the word “triumph” is subjective, as one person’s achievement may be another person or group’s loss or failure. Traditionally, however, history has largely been written by the victors, giving them the greatest influence on the interpretation of events. For this reason, I think it is necessary that professors uncover narratives that are often untold in order to present a more holistic view. Presenting both failures and successes help to illuminate history and develop the critical thinking that students need to ultimately form their own judgments....   [tags: US History] 1964 words
(5.6 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] The Importance of Education - Most people will argue that college education in fields like traditional liberal arts and career-oriented subjects such as business, engineering and science is a stepping stone to success, and I agree because it provides one with broad knowledge, increased opportunities and greater potentials to succeed in life. The traditional liberal arts have been the foundation of advanced learning since dateless times. The idea that traditional liberal arts education at college level gives broad knowledge aims at broadening the mind....   [tags: Importance of Education] 1423 words
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(2.9 pages) Better Essays [preview] American Jewish History - The study of history and historical writings is called historiography; American Jewish history is one form to study about the past of the American Jews. Jacob Rader Marcus and Hasia R. Diner are two historians who broke down American Jewish historiography according to their point of views. In “The Periodization of American Jewish History,” Marcus focuses on four periods of American Jewish history. On the other hand, in “The Study of American Jewish History: in the Academy, in the Community,” Diner discusses many dates celebrate and urge the study of American Jewish history....   [tags: American History] 838 words
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(4.9 pages) Powerful Essays [preview] Analysis of History - Analysis of History "History is the memory of things said and done. Every man is a historian." I agree that history includes everything said and done, to a certain extent. There are levels of history. The relevance to each individual's life determines the significance and importance of the certain event. Also, it should only be studied, perhaps, if the event has a certain impact on the person who is studying it. If an action proved to be important to an individual in the present or the future, that incident would be a sort of personal history....   [tags: American America History] 529 words
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