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History — History is the study of the past as it is described in written documents. Events occurring before written record are considered prehistory and it is an umbrella term that relates to past events as well as the memory, discovery, collection, organization, presentation, and interpretation of information about these events.
Scholars who write about history are called historians and their works continue to be read today, and the gap between the culture-focused Herodotus and the military-focused Thucydides remains a point of contention or approach in modern historical writing.
Ancient influences have helped spawn variant interpretations of the nature of history which have evolved over the centuries, the modern study of history is wide-ranging, and includes the study of specific regions and the study of certain topical or thematical elements of historical investigation.
In Middle English, the meaning of history was story in general, the restriction to the meaning the branch of knowledge that deals with past events, the formal record or study of past events, esp.
With the Renaissance, older senses of the word were revived, and it was in the Greek sense that Francis Bacon used the term in the sixteenth century.
For him, historia was the knowledge of objects determined by space and time, in an expression of the linguistic synthetic vs. In modern German, French, and most Germanic and Romance languages, which are synthetic and highly inflected.
The adjective historical is attested fromand historic fromHistorian in the sense of a researcher of history is attested from Historians write in the context of their own time, and with due regard to the current dominant ideas of how to interpret the past, in the words of Benedetto Croce, All history is contemporary history.
History is facilitated by the formation of a discourse of past through the production of narrative. The modern discipline of history is dedicated to the production of this discourse.
All events that are remembered and preserved in some authentic form constitute the historical record, the task of historical discourse is to identify the sources which can most usefully contribute to the production of accurate accounts of past. Therefore, the constitution of the archive is a result of circumscribing a more general archive by invalidating the usage of certain texts and documents 2.
The president directs the executive branch of the government and is the commander-in-chief of the United States Armed Forces. The president is considered to be one of the worlds most powerful political figures, the role includes being the commander-in-chief of the worlds most expensive military with the second largest nuclear arsenal and leading the nation with the largest economy by nominal GDP.
The office of President holds significant hard and soft power both in the United States and abroad, Constitution vests the executive power of the United States in the president. The president is empowered to grant federal pardons and reprieves.
The president is responsible for dictating the legislative agenda of the party to which the president is a member.
The president also directs the foreign and domestic policy of the United States, since the office of President was established inits power has grown substantially, as has the power of the federal government as a whole. However, nine vice presidents have assumed the presidency without having elected to the office.
The Twenty-second Amendment prohibits anyone from being elected president for a third term, in all,44 individuals have served 45 presidencies spanning 57 full four-year terms. On January 20, Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th, inthe Thirteen Colonies, acting through the Second Continental Congress, declared political independence from Great Britain during the American Revolution.
The new states, though independent of each other as nation states, desiring to avoid anything that remotely resembled a monarchy, Congress negotiated the Articles of Confederation to establish a weak alliance between the states.
Out from under any monarchy, the states assigned some formerly royal prerogatives to Congress, only after all the states agreed to a resolution settling competing western land claims did the Articles take effect on March 1, when Maryland became the final state to ratify them.
Inthe Treaty of Paris secured independence for each of the former colonies, with peace at hand, the states each turned toward their own internal affairs. Prospects for the convention appeared bleak until James Madison and Edmund Randolph succeeded in securing George Washingtons attendance to Philadelphia as a delegate for Virginia.
It was through the negotiations at Philadelphia that the presidency framed in the U. The first power the Constitution confers upon the president is the veto, the Presentment Clause requires any bill passed by Congress to be presented to the president before it can become law.Skimming over events in the adult life of Harry S.
Truman, this two-hours-plus attempt brushes over the complex, peppery 33rd president. Scripter Tim Rickman is forced to select items, to minimize. Truman is a truly great movie depicting the President of the United States, Harry S.
Truman's life from to when he resigned from office. It begins with Mr. President sitting in a train talking to his advisors about how the polls are looking for the new Presidential election of Truman is a biography of the 33rd President of the United States Harry S.
Truman written by popular historian David McCullough.
The book won the Pulitzer Prize for . Watch video · Truman Capote was a trailblazing writer of Southern descent known for the works Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood, among others. The Truman Doctrine - The Truman Doctrine and the Development of American Foreign Policy during the Cold War On March 12, , President Harry S.
Truman defined United States foreign policy in the context of its new role as a world superpower. Harry S. Truman; Harry S.
Truman: Family Life. and then listen to music or watch a movie. Once or twice a week, he would slip away to a stag poker party with his male friends at a private home, seldom returning before midnight.
Truman loved to tell and hear dirty jokes, and enjoyed visiting with and pulling strings for his old Army friends.