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Does Democracy Promote Conflict Resolution?

April 28, 2012


“Democracy… while it lasts is more bloody than either aristocracy or monarchy. Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There is never a democracy that did not commit suicide.” –John Adams Power struggles and conflict resolution have been important aspects of history, including our current area of study in this […]

Reform or Power Play?

November 17, 2011


The  Reformation began in the Holy Roman Empire with a man named Martin Luther. By nailing his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Catholic Church in 1517, he introduced a new religion called Protestantism to Europe. England, however, was predominantly Catholic at the time, and was ruled by the 26-year-old King Henry VIII. Henry and his queen, […]

Deepening an Understanding of Henry VIII

November 2, 2011


As I mentioned in my last post, A Different Learning Style, I decided to do a project on Henry VIII and how his reign changed the religious structure in England. So far, I have taken notes, watched a documentary or two, and tried to keep track of pictures for the Powerpoint slideshow I will soon […]

A Different Learning Style

October 31, 2011


Ever since I was little, I have marched to the beat of a different drummer. I didn’t start talking until I was about two and a half– however, I skipped the two-or-three-word-command phase and went right to full sentences. In kindergarten, while the other kids were glueing pinto beans on the letter ‘B’, I preferred to […]