The Road to WWII
What were the different steps to World War II and which was the most significant? From 1939 to 1945, many of the most powerful countries and powers at the time engaged in a conflict which we now know as World War II. World War II is considered the largest war in history, and there were many causes which led to it. At the end of World War I, the Treaty of Versailles was agreed upon by Germany and the allied countries (Britain, France, the USSR, Italy and the United States). The Treaty of Versailles forced Germany to surrender several of its territories to the possession of the League of Nations as well as limited Germany militarily. This treaty was one of the key reasons why World War II began. Hitler gradually began to openly defy the terms of the Treaty of Versailles through several reclamations of land and rearmaments of various areas. Many incidences led to World War II, including the reclamation of the Saar and the remilitarization of the Rhineland, the conscription and rearmament of Germany, the union of Austria and Germany (Anschluss), the return of the Sudetenland to Germany and the Nazi-Soviet Pact, the most significant being the Nazi-Soviet Pact.
The Books of the Salem Witch Trials
The Witch Trials of the 1600s During the late 1600s, there was a very popular theory going around that witches were living among the common folk. Many books were written, biographies were published and stories were told about the infamous witches of Salem, Massachusetts and other places along the east coast. Two of these books are The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare, and Witch Hunt: Mysteries of the Salem Witch Hunt, by Marc Aronson. In The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Barbados native Kit Tyler goes on a journey across the pond to live with her Aunt Rachel Wood. After being orphaned at a young age and then losing her grandfather, Rachel is the only living relative left of Kit’s. Kit arrives in Connecticut hoping to pursue finding her family, but she is unaware of the life that she has gotten herself into. Kit walks off of the sailboat that she journeyed in to America and walks straight into the Witch Trials. Things that would have been considered normal in Kit’s home in the West Indies are associated with witchcraft in Wethersfield. For example, she jumps off of the boat to retrieve a toy that a child had lost, which earns her appalled stares and much judgement. The Witch of Blackbird Pond follows Kit Tyler throughout a year of her new life in America. She is not accepted very warmly in her new home, and is far too quickly involved in a witch trial scandal. The novel leaves off with Kit planning her “escape,” or her way back to her home of Barbados. The non-fiction novel, Witch Hunt, takes a different approach to the witch trials. Providing real-life facts and events, Marc Aronson tells numerous stories of the victims that were a part of the Salem Witch Trials. Pictures and various graphics are scattered throughout the novel to give the reader a different perspective on the issue. While both novels, Witch Hunt and The Witch of Blackbird Pond, revolve around the same subject, the reader obtains a different perspective on the issue of the witch trials from each.
10 Things Your Dog Is Trying to Tell You
Dogs speak a language of their own (barking) but they've developed various ways to tell us things that they think we'll understand! Oftentimes, we don't, however, but that's what I'm here for! Here are 10 things that your dog is trying to tell you and what they'll do to get the message across. *Disclaimer* I am not saying that this applies to necessarily ALL dogs, these are just things that I've noticed with my own dogs and with the dogs of my friends. :)
Five Best Sitcoms in TV History
Sitcoms are arguably the best format for a comedy TV show. It allows the viewers to become attached to the characters, have a great laugh every time the show airs, and share the emotions of the characters in every single scene. Here are a few of the most notable sitcoms in TV history, which you must drop everything you're doing to watch right now!
TV Shows That All 2000s Kids Grew Up Watching
1) 'The Suite Life of Zack and Cody' AH, the nostalgia. The Suite Life of Zack and Cody was iconic childhood entertainment for anyone who grew up in the 2000's. Following the twin brothers on their adventures around the Tipton hotel with the friends, and eventually girlfriends, was always a fun time.
Best Dessert Spots in Los Angeles!
Whether you're a local or a visitor in the Los Angeles area, it's important to include some good desserts in your trip or just your everyday life! Everyone knows that dessert is the best part of any meal, and if you clicked on this article you most likely agree! In no particular order, here are the best places to get a sweet bite in the LA area.
5 Ways To Make Working Out More Enjoyable
No matter who you are or how mighty you might be, there comes a time in everyone's life where they really do not feel like hitting the gym. It's human nature! We're all lazy sometimes! However, working out doesn't always have to be a struggle. Here are 5 ways to conquer your laziness and make exercising more enjoyable, and maybe even fun!