World History Homework Nine Answers - Student Ten
World History Homework Nine
1. I should have studied more. [That’s five words exactly.]
- Your score was fantastic regardless.
2. The religious wars in England were beneficial for the colonies, as the losing side in such a conflict would either hide, or take ship for the colonies. Now and again the Catholics were on top, now and again the Protestants, so many from both denominations fled to the American colonies, thus giving America a very diverse religious culture (although traditionally the Protestants have been more influential in the affairs of government—of all the Presidents, only John F. Kennedy was Catholic.)
3. The French Revolution basically threw out a tyrannical form of government and replaced it with another—the Parisian mobs, and then Napoleon. France has never fully recovered from the anarchy of the Revolution days, but the Revolution was bound to happen sooner or later. Had the French had great, selfless leaders like George Washington and James Madison, their own revolution might have turned out better.
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4. There were numerous revolutions in South America in the early 1800’s. At that time, most of South America was ruled by the Spanish, who, much like the British, treated the colonists as somehow subordinate to native Spaniards. Unhappy with the discriminations against South America-born Spaniards, the South Americans, led by a young man named Simon Bolivar, revolted in the various countries. Venezuela, Bolivar’s native colony, was the first to revolt.
5. Revolutions began to occur because people began to think more about their government and decide for themselves whether they liked it or not. This came with more education, greater trade for exchange of ideas, and the decline of the idea that Christians should simply obey their government.
H2. Napoleon dreamed of becoming a second Alexander the Great or Julius Caesar towards the beginning of his career. That was what sparked his invasion of Egypt (disastrous, as the British controlled the sea) because both of those great leaders had conquered Egypt at some step in their life. His apparent fearlessness and love for his troops made them extremely loyal to him, enabling to seize power from the weak Senate-type government. Some of his personality and care for his men was lost after his first exile to Elba, which may partially have lost the Battle of Waterloo for him.
H3. The Louisiana Purchase was advantageous for both sides in that both America and France got something which they wanted and needed. France (led by Napoleon) got $15 million to fight in Europe with, which she desperately needed at the time, and America received 828,800 square miles of land for settlement. France had no use for the West of North America (it was too far and provided no resources) and the United States did.
- Superb again, may use as a model.
- One of the best homework papers all year. 70/70. Well done!--Andy Schlafly 21:10, 5 April 2009 (EDT)