Olivia April 1, 2009 World History Homework 9
1. Studied South American civilizations more.
- Good suggestion.
2. Because of the religious wars in England, the Puritans came to America. It is because of them that the basis for our country was religious freedom for all; who knows what could have happened if they had not fled Europe.
3. Having read and watched several different depictions on the French Revolution (“The Scarlet Pimpernel”, “A Tale of Two Cities”, Reflections on the Revolution in France”), I think it’s safe to say that, while the results of the revolution did help the peasants, it was at what cost? Over 40,000 people died under “Madame Guillotine”; did the ends really justify the means?
- Terrific (with my spelling correction for "peasants"). May use as a model.
4. Haiti’s revolution against French regime began in 1791 with Toussaint L’Ouverture leading 10,000 slaves in an uprising. L’Ouverture was then tricked into boarding a French ship, captured, and sent to a French prison, where he died in 1803. However, Dessalines, a general under L’Ouverture, successfully fought for freedom and Haiti gained her independence on January 1, 1804.
- Superb again.
5. One reason why it took the world so long for revolutions to occur was just because people didn’t know that they were possible. Just like the European philosophers and the concept of “zero”, how could you discover or use something that you didn’t know existed?
- Terrific, may use as a model answer. Good reference to another insight from history.
H3. The Louisiana Purchase was a “win-win” deal, meaning it was advantageous for both sides. Explain.
This is statement completely true, Napoleon need the money to help fund his war and America was still young and most people jumped at the idea of expanding the territory for a relatively “cheap” cost.
- Excellent again.
H4. In America, a revolution would be justified today if our president or authority was not protecting our rights and well-being; however, during the Age of Revolution, the peoples’ rights were not protected and they therefore, did not have the right to overthrow their monarch. I like the idea of being able to remove a corrupt ruler but some there needs to be a balance of power.
- Do you mean that people "did have the right to overthrow their monarch"? The "not" that you included in that statement confuses me. But you obviously understand the issue.
- Very insightful answers. Well done! 70/70.--Andy Schlafly 08:37, 5 April 2009 (EDT)