Great Man Theory is a 19th-century idea according to which history can be largely explained by the impact of "great men", or heroes; highly influential individuals who, due to either their personal charisma, intelligence, wisdom, or political skill utilized their power in a way that had a decisive historical impact. The theory was popularized in the 1840s by Scottish writer Thomas Carlyle. But in 1860 Herbert Spencer formulated a counter-argument that has remained influential throughout the…
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Charlemagne's bones are (probably) real, scientists confirm
1,200 years after the death of Charlemagne - king of the Franks - scientists have confirmed that bones thought to be the emperor's do indeed belong to him and they paint a picture of a tall, slim, older man
W.E.B DuBois started the NAACP movement. He fought for black rights and he thought that black people should demand equal rights. This had a positive effect on American society because he helped blacks gain confidence as well as organized movements like the Niagra Movement.