Author Archives: Heather

Stalin and Robespierre

The other day in class, someone mentioned that Stalin was similar to Robespierre in that the two men were radical leaders who used their positions to gain power. Robespierre was the leader of the radical Mountain, while Stalin was the … Continue reading

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Communism Breaking the Cycle

In The Communist Manifesto on page 241, Marx states, “The ruling ideas of each age have ever been the ideas of its ruling class.” Marx is examining the history of society and observing that one class tends to have the majority of influence … Continue reading

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French Revolution – The Coming of a Completely New Era

For my research paper, I am researching the change of iconography and culture during the French revolution. The thing that interests me most about this topic is how people wanted everything to change as the government changed. For example, the … Continue reading

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Loyalty vs. the Greater Good

I was talking to Dr. Korfhage about the election of 1800 the other day because I was a little confused about why it was a tie. He explained that at that point there was no way to distinguish the difference … Continue reading

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The Trials and Tribulations of Creating a Government

In class today, we were talking about why the Americans created such a weak federal government that was later refined to be stronger. I just though it was interesting how the Americans took the British government and formed a government … Continue reading

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