History Flashcards

A nation who does not know its past cannot be ready for the future, a historian once said. How true are those words. For if we had learned from the past, if we had known and better understood the things that took place in the past, then maybe some of the greatest evils nowadays might not have happened. In the following trivia, we will tackle history, one subject that beings to attract more and more people willing to learn.

The phrase ”Of all men's miseries the bitterest is this: to know so much and to have control over nothing” is attributed to what great historian? What was the year when the declaration of independence was signed in the United States? What was the exact date when the Germans started Operation Barbarossa against the Soviet Union? Get all of the answers right, and help us understand our past.

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  • Side A: What European nation profited most from trade with the East in the years directly following the Crusades?
    Side B: Italy

  • Side A: Which nation did Prince Henry help to take the lead in overseas exploration?
    Side B: Portugal

  • Side A: In the 1400s, what was the most important trade good from the East?
    Side B: spices

  • Side A: The overall European population was growing at the end of the nineteenth century. but
    Side B: A)         the birthrate was falling in almost every country.

  • Side A: In the late nineteenth century, politicians and social theorists began to worry about a marked decline in fertility, which they blamed on all of the following except
    Side B: A)         late marriages among the working class.

  • Side A: In the late nineteenth century, marriage reformers proposed
    Side B: A)         placing marital finances in equal control of men and women, legalizing divorce, and providing government subsidies for mothers.

  • Side A: What was the Federalist plan for organizing the national government and its finances?  What role was played by Alexander Hamilton?
    Side B: The Federalist plan was proposed by alexander hamilton.    he urged congress to assume the state debts and to combine them with the federal government's foreign and domestic debts into a consolidated national debt.     A permanent debt would attract the wealthiest financiers.   It would bring economic power to the government.   national debt was his focus point for the plan.    The bank of the us would print and back the national currency and would regulate other banks, thus giving the bank a powerful interest in the fiscal stability of the government.

  • Side A: What were Jeffersons principal objections to those plans? Describe the disagreements between Jefferson and Hamilton.
    Side B: Jefferson argued that congress had no right to charter a bank.    he also argued that the federal bank was unconstitutonal,   and that a federal excise tax was certain to arouse public opposition,   and that funding the debt would reward speculators and penalize ordinary citizens.    jefferson argued that hamilton used government securities and stock in the bank of the us to buy the loyalty of merchants and speculators but also members of congress.

  • Side A: What were the dilemmas faced by the United States when France went to war in 1793?  What actions were taken by President Washington?  What role was played by Edmund Genet?
    Side B: the dilemma that america faced was that they were split when it came to the british and french war in 1793.    The jeffersonians sympathized as openly with the french as the federalists did with the British.    jeffersons applauded the french for carrying on the republican revolution that americans had begun in 1776.   federalists viewed britian as the defender of hierarchical society and ordered liberty against the homicidal anarchy of the french.    in april, the french sent citizen edmond genet to the united states to enlist american aid with or without the washington admin's consent.    after the president's proclamation of neutrality, genet openly commissioned american privateers to harass british shipping and enlisted americans in intrigues against the spanish outpost of new orleans.    genet opened france's caribbean colonies to american shipping, providing american shippers a choice between french free trade and british mercantilism.    The french ignored the neutality of the united states, the english engaged in both overt and covert acts of war.

  • Side A: MASSAGE
    Side B: THE SYSTEMATIC MANUAL OR MECHANICAL MANIPULATION OF THE SOFT TISSUES OF THE BODY FOR THERAPEUTIC RESULTS

  • Side A: TSCHANPUA
    Side B: A HINDU TECHNIQUE OF MASSAGE IN THE BATH

  • Side A: GYMNASIUM
    Side B: A CENTER WHERE EXERCISE AND MASSAGE ARE COMBINED TO TREAT DISEASE AND PROMOTE HEALTH