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History Final Exam for Hummanities

For the final. Hopefully this will help anyone in need of a quizlet.
Peloponnesian War
Athens went against Sparta, and lost, in which Sparta became the leading power of Greece.
Also known as the Temple of Athena.
Set out to restore the splender of Athens, he made a building program which made Athens pretty and attracted the best scholars from everywhere.
Cultral Diffusion
Alexander blended cultures and ideas to create a stable empire, he established many new cities, encouraged inter-marrige (Greeks:Persians), and encouraged the Greeks to settle around the empire.
A person with rights and responsibilities, who had participation, military service, and judical service.
Independant states having a self-governing city and the surrounding territory. Were isolated, and with a unique evolution of government.
Fate/destiny controls outcome of events, humans can't control what happens to them. Believed by the poor people.
Pleasure is the highest good, goal is to avoid fear or pain. Believed by the rich people.
Pax Romana
27 B.C.- A.D. 180 Prosperous time when people lived without fear of war, laws of conquered people were considered, and there was increased trade from everywhere but slavery was the basis of the economy.
The Fall of Rome, when the last Roman Emperor Romulus Augustulus was forced to give up his throne and the empire had been gradually declining for a long time.
When the Emperor and Pope Urban II sent a big army to seize the Holy Land, the first Crusade.
Christian religon combined with reason.
Romansque Architecture
Copied arches, domes, and straight lines from Rome. Had thick walls and few windows.
Gothic Architecture
Developed pointed archs and had flying buttresses.
Magna Carta
Document restricting the power of monarchs.
Thomas Hobbes
He thought that humans are selfish/chaotic/innately bad in "State of Nature", and that the absolute ruler keeps order.
The Black Plague
Traveled from Asia on fleas burrowed in rats, which came to Europe by boat. 1/3 population died, and it spread because the cities were crowded and filthy.
Sacco & Vanzetti
Accused of murdering guard & paymaster, executed on slim evidence, and both were Italian anarchist immigrants. During the Red Scare.
Zimmerman Note
Germany foreign secretary's secret offer to Mexico, that if they declare war on the U.S. Mexico will get the American land in the Southwest.
Beginning of World War I.
16th Amendment
Gave Congree the power to levy income tax.
17th Amendment
The direct election of Senators, two per state.
18th Amendment
Prohibited the manufacture and sale of liquor.
Rebellious and independant young women that went against the fashions of the past.
19th Amendment
Granted women full suffrage, the right to vote.
John Locke
Believed that humans were born free and equal, tabula rasa (blank slate, expierence shapes individual), and the role of government is to protect natural rights (life, liberty, and property).
Nuremberg Laws
Denied German citizenship and jobs to the Jews.
Plessy v. Ferguson
The court's decision that segregation was legal as long as seperate facilities provided for blacks equaled those of the whites, the case was brought by an African American arguing about the violation of the Louisiana Law.
The attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7.
The Ninety-Five Theses, what Luther nailed on the Church door, his statement against Indulgences.
The exchange of money for the forgiveness of sins by the Church.
Pearl Harbor
The bombing of Japanese planes on the naval base (Pearl Harbor), which was home to the U.S. Pacific Fleet, on the Hawaiian island of Oahu.
By John Calvin, accepts basic teachings of Lutheranism (biblical authority), and belief in predestination.
The belief that God already determined everything.
Act of Supremecy
Elizabeth made an English monarch head of the Anglican Chruch (Protestant) and the Church rules became broad enough for people either Lutheran or Catholic.
First Renaissance artist in the early 1300's who made the figures look real, in 2D.
Henry VIII
Broke off from the Church, because the Pope wouldn't let him have a divorce, and created his own Church (Anglican).
Writers who alerted the public to wrong doing in politics and buisness.
Yellow Journalism
Exaggerated and had false stories to increase the circulation.
French Revolution, caused by the national debt, taxation where the richer person was the less they payed, the weak rule of Louis XVI, and the lack of internal balance. It started with the meeting of the General and lead to the Reign of Terror.
The Blitzkreig in Poland, by Germany, which was later split between Hitler and Stalin. The beginning of WWI.
The dispute over icons (statues/mosaics) created a split in Christianity and started the split between the Byzantine and Roman Churches.
A branch of philosophy concerned with the nature and scope of knowledge.
Writers, journalists, and photographers who exposed wrongdoing to their readers and caused the creation of laws scrutinizing the food industries.
The annexation of Austria to Germany by Hitler.
"Let the people choose" policy that business should be free from outside interference
Pepin the Short's son, started the Carolingian Dynasty, was crowned emperor 12-25-800, had close ties with the Pope, was a peaceful ruler, and encouraged education.
Red Scare
Russian Revolution(reds and whites), communist scare, Palmer Raids.
Great Schism
Church paid no property tax, King Phillip IV of France said pay-up, Pope Boniface said no, Pope kidnapped and held in Avignon, and a new French Pope was elected (puppet).
More focus of individual, the worth of a human being during the Reinassance.
The spread of Greek influence during Alexander's reign.
Alexander the Great
Mixed cultures in his empire (largest empire in the world), conquered lands east to India and sout to Egypt, punished those who abused their power, his conquests expanded trade, butthe gap between rich and poor widened.
AD 284-AD 305, he divided the empire into two parts: the eastern part which he ruled himself and the western part. He brought economic reforms, set maximum prices/wages, and reformed the coinage system.
Became the sole ruler of the Byzantine empire, extended many of Diocetian's economic policies, granted religous freedom, and Christianity became the official religon.
Edict of Milan
Constantine granted religous freedom to everyone of the Roman Empire, especially Christianity since he wanted spiritual unity.
Harlem Renaissance
National center of Jazz, home of African Americans, awakening of 1920's in Harlem, NY
Enclosure Movement
Large land owners fenced in the land that the famers had, and they were forced to move to the cities and factories. There was cheap labor, the domestic system, and entrepanuers.
Passenger ship blown up by German U-Boats, and upset America.
Followers of Calvin in France, basically french calvinists.
National Origins Act
The 1924 law which placed strict quotas of immigration into the U.S. The Southern and Eastern Europeans were restricted, especially Asians.
Fourteen Points
The war aims of President Wilson in which he believed would promote lasting peace; called for self-determination, freedom of the seas, free trade, end to secret agreements, reduction of arms and a league of nations.
USS Maine
Accidentally exploded off the coast of Cuba, the Spanish were blaimed in the Newspapers and the people pressured Wilson to act.
Hundered Days
The period of time from March through June, in which FDR "pushed program after program" through Congress to pull the people out of the depression.
The president who pulled his people out of the depression
New Deal
The relief, recovery, and reform programs of FDR's administration that were to combat the Great Depression.
An economic system in which a powerful lord divides his landholdings among the lesser lords
The peasants who farmed the lord's estate, who gave the guy a portion of the harvest in turn for shelter.
Social Darwinism
From Darwin's theory of natural selection, the belief that the government leaves business alone, the fittest buisness survives, and society benefits from this.
When one business controls the market.
Sherman Anti-Trust Act 1890
Made monopolistic business practices illegal.
Alfred Thayer Mahan
Supported that the U.S. needed a strong navy, tried to convince Congressto build steam-powered ships to protect overseas trade.
Ku Klux Klan
Commited crimes against African Americans, Christians, Jews, immigrants, and others, to defend their own white-Protestant culture.
Pope Urban II
Wanted to rescue the "holy land", re-unite the Byzantine Church and the Roman Church, inspire religous zeal in European leaders, and distract the European lords from their constant fighting.
Korematsu v. US
The decision of the Supreme Court that the Japanese relocations were necessary under the circumstances
Martin Luther
Made the Ninety-Five Theses, was against indulgences, and spent the rest of his life establishing the Church.
Wrote the Prince, and examined the imperfect conduct of human beings..
Low-cost apartment buildings that were designed to house as many families as the owner could pack in.
The signed agreement between Russia and the Central Powers, when Russia withdrew from the war and surrendered territory.
1095 Pope Urban II issued Crusade to take back Holy Lands (Palestine) from the Seljuk Turks.
Franco-Prussian War
To have German unification, Bismark provoked the French to start a war with Prussia. After the easy defeat of France, and then the southern German states recognized the strength of a unified Germany and joined the new German Empire.