Great turning points in history
Great Turning Points In History by Louis L. SnyderHistorical development is a great mystery, undefined by laws and totally unpredictable despite the attempts of such great minds as Marx, Spengler, and Toynbee to impose some pattern upon it. Yet, every so often, without warning, something will occur to send the great expanse of history careening in an entirely new direction. This book examines 25 historical turning points, from the Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. to the dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima in 1945, exploring the reasons for each event and its immediate and long-term repercussions. These turning points, some of which seemed unimportant at the time, may be lone events, a series of conditions, or the actions of individuals; they may occur during periods of calm or great turbulence, in the worlds hot spots or in some totally remote corner of the globe. Includes the crucifixion of Jesus, the Magna Carta, the sinking of the Lusitania, the Battle of Britain, more.
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These incidents include historical milestones, life-changing ideas and scientific discoveries that took the humanity to new heights. Here we are discussing the twelve incidents, from the discovery of fire to the use of deadliest weapon till date, from this book that changed the world forever. The first discovery that differentiates human being from its ancestors is the discovery of fire. Humans learned cooking food, producing heat and light from the discovery of fire. This discovery is considered as the father of all technologies that we see around us today, as fire helped extracting metals, creating powerful tools and weapons from them. This ultimately led to the alleviation of the fear from other animals.
Congratulations on beginning your National History Day journey! For those of you who have traveled this road before, you know that creating a great NHD project takes you out of the classroom and into exciting libraries, museums and archives in search of primary sources related to your topic. And since you get to choose the topic, you know that you will be interested in learning about it! You will discover history firsthand — seeing the very documents or historic sites that you read about in your textbook and, based on your research, come to your own conclusions about historical events. For those of you who are brand new to the National History Day experience, welcome! You may be wondering where to begin this challenge and to that question we answer, right here! Reading through this theme sheet will give you guidance on the theme, Turning Points in History , helping you to successfully choose an interesting historical topic to research for your project.