The collapse of the Weimar Republic and the subsequent takeover by Adolf Hitler in 1933 was influenced by a wide range of factors. Although the revolution of 1918 resulted in a drastic shift within the German political system, the same could not be said for the social structure, culture and old institutes of Germany. Famously acknowledged as a “republic born with a hole in its heart” the overturn of the Hohenzollern monarchy in replacement for the Republic, was fraught with difficulties from its onset, including the failure of the conservative elites to support democracy, the perceived injustice of the Treaty of Versailles, economic and political instability, and the
A train barreled over Joseph Hewins' body on a wintry evening in 1845 in the Massachusetts Berkshires. Hewins had spent the workday shoveling snow off the tracks, only to be killed on his trip back to town when a switchman got distracted. Hewins left behind a wife and three children, who were poor even before his death. His widow sued but lost at every level. Had the train merely chopped off Hewins' leg, the railroad would have paid. But in the perverse logic of that time, when a man died, he took his legal claims with him. And so the thinking went for most of the century, until something unheard of began to happen. The courts started to put a dollar value on a life--after death.
Robert Moses has become a controversial figure in urban planning. He has built many important buildings, roads, and parks that make New York City the special place it is today. However, he has destroyed many old neighborhoods and created a different sense of community. Do you think he will be remembered as a positive or negative influence on the growth and development of NYC?
Meet 21-year old Frank William Abagnale jr, also known as the Pan Am pilot imposter until he was caught yesterday on the 12:th of august 1969. Through the years he has posed as an Airplane pilot, Teaching assistant, Doctor, Attorney and a Stockbroker and many more con professions that is yet to be uncovered. He has forged checks for 200 million dollars in 26 countries in his short but very sucessfull crime career. At the time of this article he is an inmate in the french prison Perpignan. He will stay there for 6 months and then continue to serve his sentence in a low security prison in Sweden.
When King Solomon’s heart was turned away from the living God to idol, and the Lord vowed to take away the kingdom of Israel away from him only living the tribe of Judah to Solomon’s offspring because of his father David (1 Kings 11:4-13). When Solomon died, the united kingdom of Israel was divided into two kingdoms under king Rehoboam’s reign, Solomon’s son. The tribe of Judah and Benjamin became the kingdom of Judah, while the other ten tribes of Israel, became the northern kingdom, and was governed by Jeroboam the son of Nebat who reigned over the ten tribes known as the house of Israel (1 kings 12:1-25).
There are many challenges that partisans facing the Nazis and other Jews faced around the 1940s. The struggle to survive was constant, and many died. When a boy named Ben Kamm was forced into the Warsaw ghetto, his family went into starvation, and needed help quickly. But when Ben was informed by his aunt that a partisan group was hidden in a forest 100 miles away, he snuck to join them. There he quickly became respected by many, and helped out as much as he could. Here we will talk about the rise of Adolf Hitler, many of the challenges he faced while in the ghetto and with the partisans. This is the story of Ben Kamm.
Within days went by, groups of workers and soldiers seized power in many other German towns. The German emperor had done stepped down and on November 9, German had became a republic. After two days later, the government signed an armistice which was an argument to stop fighting. On November 8, of 1918, the fighting had
Joseph Elliott Girardi (born October 14, 1964) is an American professional baseball manager for the New York Yankees of Major League Baseball (MLB). Formerly a catcher, Girardi played for the Chicago Cubs, the Colorado Rockies, the Yankees and the St. Louis Cardinals. In 2006, he managed the Florida Marlins and was named the National League Manager of the
Every four years, a special event calls people from all over the world to compete for glory and fame. This event is called the Olympics. Since 1896 thousands of people have competed and thousands of people have been called legends. One of great legends of swimming was Johnny Weissmuller. He battled through health issues and the unencouraging words of others to become one of the greatest legends of the 1900s. Not only was he a legend of swimming, but he was also a legend on television. Johnny Weissmuller had a successful career as a swimmer and as an actor during the booming age of television.
Gouverneur Morris was born January 31, 1752, in Morrisania, New York. He was blessed to be born into a very wealthy family. He also enjoyed volunteering his time for public service. Morris had one brother named Lewis Morris who also signed the Constitution of Independence.
Around the month of April in 1847, Joseph Kello’s mother, Rachel Lindell, gets pregnant. Rachel faces the traumatic task of telling her parents that she, unmarried at the age of 19, is pregnant. For approximately six months, she endures the changes in her appearance indicating to friends and neighbors that she is pregnant. Finally, on Thursday, October 7, 1847, Joseph’s father, Charles H. Kello, marries Rachel at the Asbury Methodist Church in the city of Wilmington.* Three months later, on January 6, 1848, Joseph is born. (L7) 62) (L184)
Joseph J. Ellis was born on July 18, 1943 in Washington D.C. He is well known as a historian whose writing and novels revolve around the founding fathers and the revolutionary period. He is the author of the eight well acclaimed American history novels: his excellency; George Washington, American: sphinx; the character of Thomas Jefferson, founding brothers; the revolutionary generation, American creation; triumphs and tragedies in the founding of the republic; passionate stage with the found brothers being one of his books that managed to win the novel price. He has composed a plethora of articles for magazines, newspapers and even television programs. At the school of William and Mary, Joseph got his bachelor’s degree and at Yale university,