Many events throughout history have shaped history and the modern world as we see it today. The Cold War has shaped the modern world as we know it greatly and drastically. It has changed the way mamy see other countries and speak of them. The cold war may have lasted about half a century but the remnants still linger on.
The cold war was an event that occured after the second world war when the United States created the first weapon of mass destruction, the Atomic Bombs. The Soviet Union (Modern day Russia) wanted to be the dominant power of the world and at the time half of Europe was now a satellite or a puppet state of the Soviet Union. From 1955, the two superpowers (The United States and the Soviet Union) would have a stalemate until the Soviet Union’s collapse, in 1991. Many smaller events heated up the cold war such as; the Korean and Vietnam wars, and the event that was the closest causing war was the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962.
Overall the Cold War should not be forgotten and should be a lesson to many that the world was so close to ending. Relations have improved, yet many of the weapon used for mass destruction are still in use, and hidden below the surface of the Earth, or in plain sight. An event like this should not happen again. - Brenden B.
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No matter how your day went, when you get home you generally do one thing:; get a snack to eat. Preserving food is a key essential to our daily lives, because without it you wouldn't be able to have safe ready- to- eat food. There are many different methods to use, depending on your lifestyle, so it is easy to do. It is also important to only eat safe food, so you don't get sick and have something like food poisoning. Food preservation goes way back, and many cultures endured many methods to make there food safe to eat. If you didn’t have easy preservation methods, you would have to harvest new food every day and eat before it spoils. It is very vital to people that they have easy to access food. - Hannah H.
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Rosa Parks is remembered for being a civil rights activist. She helped the world realize that white and African Americans should be equal. But they weren't always, African Americans were always separate from whites. Rosa saw that when she was arrested for not sitting in the section assigned to her race. She sat in the white section because no one was there. She was then kicked off and brought to jail. She was bailed out by Edgar Nixon. She went on to live a full life. Rosa served as a secretary then eventually she retired from the NAACP and she died in 2005. She traveled the world and spoke out about hate violence and equality. - Jayme H.
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Martin Luther King Jr. was a man to remember. He was known for all the great accomplishments he made to this world. Starting with the “I Have a Dream Speech”. 40 years later, people remembered him for everything. Still today people remember everything he has done. A museum even opened in his memory so kids, parents, even everyone could learn about his non violent fights. King's death was very upsetting. He was on a balcony and and someone shot him. His name was James Earl Ray. James was sentenced 99 years in prison. King's tombstone reads, ¨Free at last, Free at last, thank God almighty, I'm free at last.” King did not care about all the hate he got from white people, he still stood up for what's right. Even today he is still remembered for the non violent civil rights movement. He has touched so many hearts to make America fair. - Emma B.
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A world without video: it's hard to imagine, but thanks to the invention of the Zoopraxiscope, we have movies and videos. The Zoopraxiscope was not the first animated picture device even though it is considered the first movie projector. The device took a glass disc with pictures on it and spins it while shining a light through the disc, making the picture on the wall look like it is in motion. Now we have more complex devices like 4k cameras and TVs, but the first ever animation device was called the Zoetrope, and it was a toy. But overall, motion pictures are a great invention and should go down in history for being one of the greatest inventions of all time. - Brendan L.
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August 6, 1945 the residents of Hiroshima were in shock, a large mushroom cloud loomed over the broken city. The invention of Nuclear weapons changed the world forever. They were used in World War II by the United states in a successful attempt to force the Japanese surrender. Ever since nuclear weapons were used they have been spread to more countries. They have been upgraded and improved to be more powerful than before. They have enough weapons to wipe out millions of innocents. They killed millions of people during the second world war, they have spread to different countries, and governments spend millions to build and maintain them. - Alex R.
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The stereotype is that girls wear pink and play with dolls, boys wear blue and play with trucks. Some people don’t feel this way, instead these people are known as transgender. Jazz Jennings, Christine Jorgensen, and Caitlyn Jenner are three famous people who are transgender. Jorgensen was the first documented person to come out to the public as transgender. Jenner, who most peole would know as Bruce Jenner is someone who a lot of people know is also transgender. Jazz Jennings wrote her own book and created a company called TransKidsPurpleRainbow to help kids and parents who are also going experiencing this. These three people along with millions of other have differentiated societies view on transgender. - Cassidy F.
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Harry Potter was a very popular character in the world. For better or worse, he was on charts, even while children still read about his awesome adventures with his friends when he was on a banned books list; for almost a whole decade! J.K. Rowling-- a woman using a guy's name in order to be accepted as a writer-- was the first writer to become a billionaire by writing books. It was started as poor on a delayed train, to writing in London cafes, to suddenly swimming in cash.
A while after the book was out, J.K. had singled out Dumbledore as gay; and in interviews, she said that she was thinking of killing off Ron in the book.Adults were still trying to get kids to stop reading the books; but when they saw that it wasn’t going to stop, they just let it go and jumped on the bandwagon with the kids.
When filming, jokes were made and pranks were played. When auditions happened a lot tried for Cho Chang; Emma Watson had to re-audition eight times; and Rupert Grint dressed like a WOMAN and rapped about Ron Weasley. Tom Felton and Emma Watson were the big stars in Prisoner of Azkaban. In the infamous scene, Emma-Hermione Granger- PUNCHES Tom-Draco Malfoy; the schoolwide bully, whose favorite target is Harry and his friends--as well as the poorer of wizards and mudbloods alike--after calling him a “foul, loathsome, evil, little cockroach”. After getting his tail handed to him, he left, not wanting to get his wand given back to him in five pieces. - Emily S.
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Martin Luther King Jr. had a positive effect on the world. On January 15,1929, King was born into a world of segregation, the separation of racial groups. As an African American citizen, he fought for his right as an American and as a person to sit where he wanted to on the bus and drink out of whatever water fountain he chose. But what separated Martin Luther King Jr. from other protesters was that he fought without violence. He fought with his words and his writing. And his fight led to great accomplishments.
In 1955 he became the leader of the first negro nonviolent demonstration in contemporary times, known as the Montgomery bus boycott. He spoke out against apartheid in South Africa in 1960 and was awarded the nobel peace prize at 35 years old. He also participated in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, and the Birmingham Campaign.
Martin Luther King Jr. led an amazing life of peace and change. He used his words not his fists and helped to win a war in the minds of black and white people alike. Martin Luther King Jr. changed the world for the better. - Annie D.
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A miraculous invention perfected over many years that can quickly transport anyone or anything to anywhere in the world. The airplane is a major positive contribution to the transportation world. It has grown from a small idea in someone's head to a an invention used every day by millions of people. One of the most well known uses of the airplane is the quick shipping of people, freight, and cargo. Another huge impact from the creation of the airplane that is not recognized as often, is the millions of jobs that the aviation industry provides. These jobs consist of engineers, mechanics, flight attendants, pilots and more. The idea of business aviation has also grown off of the idea of the airplane. Businesses have many uses for airplanes some of them are a quick flight to headquarters or manufacturing facilities, shipping of cargo of cargo, news gathering, and emergency transport. Airplanes have positively changed the world for many years and will continue to do so in the future. - Maddy M.
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