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History: American essays / The American Nation
The American Nation: Christianized or Enlightened Between 1607 and 1733, inhabitants from England instituted thirteen colonies on the Atlantic Coast of North America. These immigrants carried with them ideas of political freedom which were deeply embedded in the colonies. Later on, in the advent of an imperialistic awakening of a future superpower, America will propel into a war of independence ...
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History: American essays / The Purchase Of Alaska From Russia
The natives of Alaska were politically neutral and maintained their political independence during the periods when they were part of Russia (1741-1867). They never entered into any treaties with the Russians and neither did they sell their lands to the Russians. Any attempt to impose tax on the Alaskan was vehemently opposed by them. Russian authority on their part gradually slackened their hold i...
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History: American essays / AMERICAN
Andrew Jackson He contributed significantly to the determination of America�s prospects and its politics. He formed a structure to eliminate voted officials in government of a conflicting party and substitute them with his followers as a compensation for supporting him in elections. Contemporary historians more often than not portrayed him as a strong leader, full of good character and aspir...
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History: American essays / Harding Vs. Coolidge
The United States of America has, over time, been led by an extreme diverse group of men holding the position of President. While some of those men were infinitely great leaders, some did not possess the qualities of what Americans would typically view as a “good president.” Warren G. Harding, for example, was not as great of an American president as his successor, Calvin Coolidge, because o...
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History: American essays / Gary Nash Essay
In the essay written by Gary Nash, he argues that the reason for the American Revolution was not caused by the defense of constitutional rights and liberties, but that of “material conditions of life in America” were not very favorable and that social and economic factors should be considered as the driving factor that pushed many colonists to revolt. The popular ideology which can ...
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History: American essays / In Retrospect
Robert McNamara In Retrospect Random House New York, 1995 Vietnam had long since been a place of controversy, and where our government focused it’s fear of communism for many years. Throughout the Kennedy and Johnson administrations the government maintained that the war between the Communist north and the south can only be won by the South Vietnamese, and that our military cann...
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History: American essays / International Terrorism
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM By John Freel. This was a very difficult project for me to carry out, coming from an area were racial discrimination is almost non existent were only sometimes does religious bigotry raise it's ugly head, but not nearly in the proportions of this project. KU KLUX KLAN. Ku Klux Klan, is a secret terrorist organisation that originated in the southern states duri...
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History: American essays / Madison
Madison's demand was interpreted as a prelude to war. The embargo was passed promptly by Congress, and it expired on June 1. On that date, no satisfactory solution having been offered, Madison addressed his war message to Congress. He told Congress that "our commerce has been plundered in every sea," that Britain was intent on destroying American commerce "not as supplying the wants of ...
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History: American essays / Anne Hutchinson
Anne Hutchinson She was born as Anne Marbury in 1591 in Alford, England. Her father, Francis Marbury, was an official in a church in Cambridge. He was not content with the Church. He declared publicly that many of the church ministers were not fit to guide people's souls, and for that he was jailed for a year. Even so, he continued verbally attacking the Church, claiming that high churc...
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History: American essays / Village To City
From Village to City Over the years of history, there have been many civilizations. We will look at the earliest of all civilizations known to man. From Village to City began in 8000BC and spanned all the way into 3000BC. Throughout this report we will look at the 6 key features of this civilization as outlined in our classroom discussions, and hope to convey what we have learne...
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History: American essays / Puritan Doctrine In 17Th C. Lit
In seventeenth century America, the world was a frightening place. God could, and would, strike a man down at any time for any missteps he might take. Nature was filled with horrors, like Indians, and the Devil resided in the forest, waiting to steal peoples souls. In the eighteenth century, however, the Enlightenment began. Man discovered that he could learn by following others example, o...
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The American Renaissance is a time that American writers received more recognition as to the quality of their works. Before this time scholars looked upon the works of the artist and writers in America were looked upon as secondary to the across the Atlantic. The novelist Gustave de Beaumont "warned Europeans not to ‘look for poetry, literature, or fine arts in this country'." (McQu...
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The decision that named Chicago host of the 1893 World's Fair came just two decades after the city had been nearly wiped out by the infamous Great Fire. In the twenty years between tragedy and triumph, Chicago had managed to pull itself out of the rubble to emerge as one of America's premiere urban centers. Supported by a booming economy focused upon industrial aspects, the city saw its popula...
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History: American essays / Hispanic Heritage Month
Hispanic Heritage Month When Europeans first came to the Americas more than five hundred years ago, there were 60 to 75 million indigenous peoples already inhabiting what we now call Latin America. Most of these Native Americans that were already here came from Asia around forty thousand years ago. They crossed the Bering Straight and fanned out through North, Central, and South America. ...
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History: American essays / Vietnam War
Vietnam War was fought in Vietnam from 1959 to 1975. The war was between North Vietnamese and the National Liberation Front (NLF) versus the United States and the South Vietnamese army. It eventually divided into two parts, North and South Vietnam. The United States was incorporated with the south. The United States became involved in the Vietnam war because it believed that if all the ...
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History: American essays / The Need For Labor Unions In America
Labor Unions must be understood in the context of the economic structures that occurred within the United States and included the agrarian, industrial, and post industrial period (Cohen 27). In the year 1700, there were approximately 220,000 people living in the United States and approximately 95% were farmers (94 Almanac 53). The farmers comprised small communities and at that time there w...
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History: American essays / Watergate Scandal 2
Introduction Watergate was the name of the biggest political scandal in United States history. It included various illegal activities constructed to help President Richard Nixon win reelection in the 1972 presidential elections. Watergate included burglary, wire tapping, violations of campaign financing laws, and sabotage and attempted use of government agencies to harm political opponents. ...
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History: American essays / Watergate
Political scandal has seemed to be prevalent in our government since the beginning of our country. Many have been just speculation and others have been genuine. The most famous without dispute was the Watergate Scandal. Watergate included numerous illegal activities such as: burglary, sabotage, wire tapping, violations of campaign funding laws, and attempts to use government agencies to hurt ...
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History: American essays / Watergate
WatergateOn the night of Saturday, June 17,1972, police arrested five burglars in the act ofbugging the Democratic National Headquarters at the Watergate Apartment complex. Thefive men were discovered crouched behind a desk wearing business suits, carrying a largesum of cash and walkie-talkies. The five men were James W. McCord, Jr., Bernard L. Barker, Frank A. Sturgis, Virgilio R. Gonzales...
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History: American essays / Pows
The darkest days in American history began when the United States agreed to enter the Vietnamese Civil War. The result of the war would leave Americans with a bitter taste of war for several years. A pilot is making his final approach on the target, he drops his payload and then the plane is hit by a surface to air missile. The plane has been crippled and the pilot realizes he is going down b...
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History: American essays / Gulf War Syndrome
Gulf War SyndromeImagine a soldier that is willing to die for his country in the Persian Gulf region, so that Americans could pay less for petroleum products in the Gulf, the soldier serves his country, with honor, loyalty, and dignity. In an attempt to win the war, Saddam Hussein launches a chemical attack on American troops, leaving some soldiers with a lot of incurable symptoms. Such s...
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History: American essays / Watergate
Watergate Scandal Watergate was the name of the biggest political scandal in the history of the United States. It included various illegal activities constructed and carried out to help reelect President Richard Nixon in the 1972 presidential elections. Watergate included burglary, wire tapping, violations of campaign financing laws, and sabotage and attempted use of government agencies to...
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History: American essays / United States History
Chief Joseph: When he became chief of the Nez Perce Indian tribe in the American Northwest in 1871, Joseph led his people in an unsuccessful resistance to white settlers who were confiscating land. The tribe was ordered to move. Joseph agreed, but when three of his tribe killed a group of settlers, he attempted to escape to Canada with his followers. Safety Valve Thesis: This assertion stated t...
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History: American essays / Savings And Loans
I. Introduction In the 1980s, the United States experienced its most serious banking crisis since the 1930s and the second most serious crisis in its 200-plus year history. The crisis affected commercial banks, savings banks, and savings and loan associations (S & Ls). Between 1980 and 1991, when fundamental corrective laws were enacted, some 1,500 commercial and savings banks (insured by the F...
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History: American essays / Fifty - Fourth Massachusetts
The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts was organized in early 1863 by Robert Gould Shaw, twenty-six year old member of a prominent Boston abolitionist family. Shaw had earlier served in the Seventh New York National Guard and the Second Massachusetts Infantry, and was appointed colonel of the Fifty-fourth in February 1863 by Massachusetts governor John A. Andrew. As one of the first black...
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Theodore Roosevelt has been recalled as one of our most forceful Presidents. The reason for his reputation of strength rested on his ability to get things done, both domestically and abroad. His policies resulted in a strengthened executive branch. Roosevelt inherited the Presidency after the unfortunate death of President McKinley in 1901. One of his earliest displays of Federal power c...
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American troops landed in Vietnam in the spring of 1965; that was probably the biggest mistake the United States of America have made in its 200 plus years of existence. As a result, the country's concern turned towards, next to the civil rights movement, the war in Vietnam, mostly in favor of it, but some against it. For the first time ever, America saw daily reports, footage, broadcasts on t...
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History: American essays / History
In the roaring 1920s, the United States bathed in previously unheard of prosperity. Industry and agriculture alike profited from the thriving economy. The Federal Reserve Board (known as "the Fed") practiced a policy of easy money, and consumer confidence was high. Average income grew steadily throughout the decade and production soared. Levels of investment grew to new heights. At year's end in...
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History: American essays / Nuclear Weapons
For almost a half a century, the United States and the U.S.S.R. fought a nuclear arms war, the Cold War. The Cold War officially ended August 19, 1991, when the Soviet Union collapsed. Ironically, the war ended without a battle or a shot fired. In fact, nuclear weapons have only been used once. In the Second World War, the United States dropped two nuclear bombs, one on Hiroshima, the ot...
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History: American essays / Birth Of The Marine Corps
BIRTH OF THE MARINE CORPS On 10 November 1775, the Continental Congress meetingin Philadelphia passed a resolution stating that "twoBattalions of Marines be raised" for service as landingforces with the fleet. This resolution, sponsored by JohnAdams, established the Continental Marines and marked thebirth date of the United States Marine Corps. Serving onland and at sea, these first Marine...
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History: American essays / History Of Stock Market
In the beginning, there was no real stock market. However stock exchanges did take place in smaller groups and corporations. This all took place during the 1700’s where stocks were already around for a long time before that but it wasn’t really popular in the United States. Stocks originally started as auctions where traders called out names of companies and the shares availab...
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History: American essays / America's Great Depression
i. I just finished reading the third volume of Schlesinger's_Age of Roosevelt_ (I think he gave up on later volumes, so I guessI'm done!). And then I re-read Rothbard's _America's GreatDepression_ while my regressions were running. AGD now seems to me to be a mixed bag. On the one hand, the theorychapters at the opening are very weak. It seems to me that hecould have written a much clea...
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History: American essays /
Removing the King's Crown Introduction It is generally believed that Martin Luther King, Jr., was an intelligent African-American who promoted harmony between the races. Numerous books-all of which talk about his deeds of valor to promote good-will between both blacks and whites during a time when riots and strife regularly occurred in America-have been written about his life. He i...
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History: American essays / Ku Klux Klan
Over the years many people have created groups to support their beliefs. These groups allow people with the same ideas to gather together and work out plans to advance their ideas. All of the groups that have been established have not necessarily gained a positive image from the public. One example is the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan originated over one hundred years ago and has gone th...
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History: American essays / The Ku Klux Klan
THE KU KLUX KLAN The Ku Klux Klan was formed in 1865 shortly after the civil war as a social club in the small town called Pulaski, located in Tennessee. The origins of the Klan were closely guarded; there were many theories as to how the Klan was formed and by whom. One of the more absurd theories was that the Klan was originally a group of Chinese opium smugglers. But the true story is that ...
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History: American essays / The Ku Klux Klan
Over the years many people have created groups to support their beliefs. These groups allow people with the same ideas to gather together and work out plans to advance their ideas. All of the groups that have been established have not necessarily gained a positive image from the public. One example is the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan originated over one hundred years ago and has gone thr...
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History: American essays / The Presidency Of Fdr-
The Presidency of FDR- In 1932, Americans realized that they had an increasingly great financial problem on their hands, and tried to correct it by centralizing power. The President acquired so much power that the nation almost became a communism, especially with Roosevelt's introduction of the New Deal. When Franklin Roosevelt became President of the United States in 1933, the nation...
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History: American essays / American Indians
American Indians Indians in eastern North America possessed no alcohol at the beginning of the colonial period. By 1800, so much alcohol flowed through the Indian villages east of the Mississippi that each community were forced to decide to take it or not and they made a tragic choice by taking it because it destroyed their cultural. The Indians who drank did so to the point of intoxicat...
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History: American essays / American History
American History CLINTON ADMINISTRATION Every election year, candidates come and go with all sorts of different issues. This year re-elected President Bill Clinton came up with the three main issues that every one wanted to hear about, Tax, Education, and Abortion. All through out his campaign he discussed ways on reforming these issues and we finally get to see what reformations h...
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History: American essays / Lewis And Clark Expedition
By the late 1700's, the young United States began to look westward and dream about the possibilities it presented. They wondered if there was in fact an all water route from the Mississippi to the Pacific, what the whole continent actually looked like, and really, what was out there. There were many individual and groups of people that helped pave an opening for the eventual settlement of th...
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History: American essays / Thomas Jefferson 3
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson was the third president of the United States. His terms lasted from the year 1801 to the year 1809. Jefferson was an American revolutionary leader as well as an influential political philosopher. Jefferson was among a group of the most brilliant Americans that resulted from the Enlightenment in Europe. Possibly one of the best writers during his time, Jeffe...
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History: American essays / The Life Of Jefferson
The Life of Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for the offices he held, but also for his belief in the rights of man as written in the Declaration of Independence and his faith in the people’s ability to govern themselves. Born on April 13, 1743, Jefferson was the third child of seven with six sisters and one brother. Jefferson developed an in...
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History: American essays / Thomas Jefferson
******************************************************************************* *******************************************************************************Thomas JeffersonThomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for the offices he held, but also for his belief in the natural rights of man as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and his faith in the people's ability to ...
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History: American essays / Thomas Jefferson 3
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for the offices he held, but also for his belief in the natural rights of man as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and his faith in the people s ability to govern themselves. He left an impact on his times equaled by few others in American history. Born on April 13, 1743, Jefferson was the third child in the fami...
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History: American essays / Thomas Jefferson-
Thomas Jefferson- Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for the offices he held, but also for his belief in the natural rights of man as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and his faith in the people s ability to govern themselves. He left an impact on his times equaled by few others in American history. Born on April 13, 1743, Jefferson was the third child in ...
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History: American essays / The Lewis And Clark Exploration
Lewis and Clark are two names forever linked. These two names, the last names of Meriwether and William respectively, are that of two of the greatest explorers in the history of the United States. With the help of Indians and a group of brave men, the vast area west of the Mississippi River was the object of their exploration. Lewis was born to a Virginia planter family in 1774. Hi...
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History: American essays / Delaware
The Delaware Colony was first settled by the Dutch, but their settlement didn't last a year. The Indians massacred the settlers and burned their forts. In 1638, the first permanent settlement was founded. Swedish leader Peter Minuit founded the colony of New Sweden. New Sweden was captured by Stuyvesant in 1655, and remained under Dutch rule for nine years. In 1664, the Delaware region ...
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History: American essays / Dbq - Jacksonian Democracy
DBQ – Jacksonian Democracy Between the years of 1775 and 1825, the United States government was hypocritical with respect to their Native American policy. The government, at most times, claimed to be acting in the "best interest" of the Native Americans. They claimed that their actions were for the benefit of not only their own citizens, but for the Native Americans, too. These "bene...
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History: American essays / Daniel Pratt And His Legacy
DANIEL PRATT The Biggest Influence One who can’t be overlooked in any study of the south, Alabama, Autauga County or Prattville is Daniel Pratt, a powerful influence on the south and the biggest on Autauga County. Daniel Pratt was born in Temple, New Hampshire on July 20, 1799. His parents wern’t rich, but lived comfortably. They were religious and devoted members of the Congrega...
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History: American essays / Cuban Missile Crisis: The Edge Of War
Cuban Missile Crisis John F. Kennedy's greatest triumph as President of the United States came in 1962, as the world's two largest superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, edged closer and closer to nuclear war. The Soviet premier of Russia was caught arming Fidel Castro with nuclear weapons. The confrontation left the world in fear for thirteen long days, with the life of ...
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History: American essays / Containment
James Livingstone Critical analysis of Americas policy of Containment Block:A History 12 America’s Policy of Containment was introduced by George Kennan in 1947. This policy had a few good points but many more bad points.Kennan's depiction of communism as a "malignant parasite" that had to be contained by all possible measures became the basis of the Truman Doctrine, Marshall Plan,...
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History: American essays / Constitution Nonrepresentative
More than 70 years had gone by between the writing of the Constitution and the 1850’s. The U.S.’s landscape had grown dramatically and and the North and South had grown apart. People were truly beginning to divide on the topic of slavery, and The South and the North were in a precarious position, a slight disruption in the States would bring certain War. In 70 years the Constitution...
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History: American essays / Cold War
The conflict in ideologies between capitalism and communism resulted in one of the greatest conflicts of the twentieth century. The belief that freedom and democracy would die under communist rule caused the United States to start a conflict that would last for decades. The decisions made by the United States in W.W.II caused tensions to rise between the U. S. and the Soviet Unio...
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History: American essays / Corruption And Graft
Corruption and Graft Following Reconstruction in the war torn South, and the Sioux Wars in the West, America was enjoying an industrialization period unlike any other. Nearly gone was the frontier, industries coming in, with men gaining unheard of wealth, and having leverage in many affairs. With the Robber Barons in control over the nation’s economy, and men like Oakes Ames, L...
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History: American essays / Bay Of Pigs (10 Pages)
B A Y O F P I G S The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs, which is located on the south coast of Cuba about 97 miles southeast of Havanna, was one of mismanagement, poor judgment, and stupidity (“Bay of Pigs” 378). The blame for the failed invasion falls directly on the CIA (Central Intelligence Agency) and a young president by the name of John F. Kenne...
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History: American essays / Dominicans In America
Andre Washington Wilbert Nelson Sociology 140 December 13, 1999 Dominicans, America’s Growing People for the New Millennium The Dominican Republic or also known as La Republica Dominicana is a small island that is 18,816 square miles, located off the coast of Florida. The Dominicans of this land share their island with the Haitians. The island has a subtropical climate, mountai...
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History: American essays / Reagan’S Courage
What does it take to stand up against politicians? To fight for what you believe in and what you think would benefit the United States of America? It takes courage. Ronald Reagan has that courage, not only did he stay true to his beliefs and ideas, he accomplished them within his presidency. He believed people should be less dependent on their government. Reagan asked citizens to “B...
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History: American essays / Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts. He was born into a modest family, but later became to be one of the greatest statesmen in the country. He shaped this country’s course of events, which forever changed the way we live today. Ben Franklin made many contributions to the revolutionary cause. One could say he was one of the greatest fighters in the ...
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History: American essays / Ben Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Signer of the Declaration of Independence By Nader J. - Gotha Middle School, Windermere, Florida. Benjamin Franklin was a scientist, diplomat, and inventor. He was born on January 17, 1706, in Boston. He was the 15th of 17 children in the Franklin, home. His father, Josia Franklin was married to his second spouse Abiah Folger. He was the tenth son. He entered gramma...
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In the early 1940’s, there was evidence of Japanese-American loyalty and innocence, but the information was not always well known. This, coupled with the factors of war hysteria led to the legal upholding of concentration camps in Korematsu v. U.S. (1944). The injustice was clouded, most immediately by the war, and indirectly by racism at home. The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor left a...
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History: American essays / Atomic Bomb
Atomic Bomb August 6th, 1945, 70,000 lives were ended in a matter of seconds. The United States had dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Hiroshima. Today many argue over whether or not the US should have taken such a drastic measure. Was it entirely necessary that we drop such a devastating weapon? Yes, it was. First, look at what was going on at the time the decision was made. ...
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Where were you November 22, 1963? Any and every American old enough to mourn, to feel sorrow remember where they were and what they were doing when they received the news that President John F. Kennedy had been murdered. My mother was only three and she remembers the day. She was in the living room of her childhood home when a weeping neighbor called my Grandmother and broke the news. T...
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History: American essays / 1960 Establishment
The Establishment in the 1960's The nineteen sixties were times of great change. Many people went from moderates to radicals because of the environment around them. That environment was called the establishment. It included all of the events going on in the nineteen sixties. Some of the main events taking place were the Vietnam War, the government, the Democratic National...
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History: American essays / The Great Depresstion
The Great Depression was the worst economic decline ever in U.S. history. It began in late 1929 and lasted about a decade. Throughout the 1920’s, many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; the main causes were the unequal distribution of wealth and extensive stock market speculation. Money was distributed unequally between the rich and the middle-class, between indus...
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History: American essays / The Marine Corps
The following was a submitted report for a U.S. History research paper assignment We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea. First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean; We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine. Our flag's unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun. We have fought in every clime and place, where we could tak...
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History: American essays / The Mexican-American War
The war with Mexico had fundamentally broken out because of America’s rapid expansion and confidence due to their great size and wealth. Also, because Mexico had owed money to America, many people thought that they could obtain the money forcefully. Furthermore, Mexico had never fully recognized Texas’ independance and to maintane their pride, broke off diplomatic relations when...
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History: American essays / The Impossible Victory: Vietnam
The Impossible Victory: Vietnam In September 1973, a former government official in Laos, Jerome Doolittle, wrote in The New York Times: “ …After all, the lies did serve to keep something from somebody, and the somebody was us”. For 11 years, the most powerful nation in the world made every effort to defeat a nationalist revolutionary movement in a tiny poor country, a...
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History: American essays / The Hippie Culture
The Hippie Culture Life in America has been molded by many factors including those of the hippie movement in the Sixties. With the development of new technology, a war against Communism, and an internal war against racial injustice, a change in America was sure to happen. As the children of the baby boom became young adults, they found far more discontent with the world around th...
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History: American essays / Rooselvelt
Franklin Delano Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the 32nd president of the United States. Roosevelt served longer than any other president. His unprecedented election to four terms in office will probably never be repeated; the 22nd Amendment to the Constitution of the United States, passed after his death, denies the right of any person to be elected president more than twice. ...
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History: American essays / The Cultural Revolution Of The 1920S
The 1920's were times of cultural revolution. The times were changing in many different ways. Whenever the times change, there is a clash between the "old" and the "new" generations. The 1920's were no exception. In Dayton, Tennessee, 1925, a high school biology teacher was arrested. He was arrested because he taught the theory of evolution. The teacher, John T. Scopes, was accus...
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History: American essays / Teddy Roosevelt
Ascension To The White House As Governor of New York, Roosevelt would once again stand on his own and distance himself from the political bosses and machines that got him elected. The head of the Republican machine, Thomas Platt, had misgivings about making Roosevelt governor of New York because of Roosevelt's total independence and his reform nature. But in the gubernatorial race of...
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History: American essays / Study Of Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine For many years Thomas Paine was the epitome of American histories greatest drawback. In American history there is always that one detail that doesn’t make it into popular curriculum. Whether it be the point of view from the loosing side of a war, to the secret dalliances of a popular politician, to the truth of a times social opinion- the American student is taught...
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History: American essays / Susan B.Anthony
Pony Express, mail service operating between Saint Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, inaugurated on April 3, 1860, under the direction of the Central Overland California and Pike's Peak Express Company. At that time, regular mail delivery took up to three weeks to cross the continent. The Pony Express carried mail rapidly overland on horseback the nearly 2000 miles between ...
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History: American essays / Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Tribe
The Southwest Region Native American tribe that is discussed in the following focuses on the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community. The Pima-Maricopa Indians have struggled and endured a constant hardship of events in its background, history, and location. Thomas Dobyns, the author of The Pima and Maricopa stated, ”they have suffered through their worst years at the hands of...
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History: American essays / Seminoles
SEMINOLES During the first century, or rather (1789-1812), there were many confrontations between the Seminoles and Americans. From trading with them to having a war with them, living on the same land meant there were going to interactions. When the Seminoles first arrived in the state of Florida, there were very few Indians around. They knew if they wanted to stick around, they...
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History: American essays / Robert E. Lee Biography
Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee has always been thought by many as a god-like figure. To others he was a contradiction. Born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford, Virginia, Robert E. Lee was the fourth child of Revolutionary War hero, Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee, and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Raised mostly by his mother, Robert learned patience, control, and discipline from her. As a young man, h...
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History: American essays / Revolutionary War
In the American Revolution two totally different armies from two totally different countries and cultures collided in a war to settle the freedom of a nation in the making. This setting made for some sloppy warfare, but more importantly it showcased the advantages and disadvantages for each side. The British army’s main weakness was its leadership, not a lack of leadership or even a ...
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History: American essays / Reconstruction
Philip Smith AP American History Mr. Catapano 02/24/00 After the Civil War ended, President Lincoln was faced with the task of rejoining a Union which was thriving less than fifty years earlier. In 1863 to achieve this goal, Lincoln introduced his “restoration plan” to the country. During this time of Reconstruction many compromises were made in order to bring the south into Ame...
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History: American essays / Richard M. Nixon
Early Life Richard Milhous Nixon grew up in Yorba, California the son of Quakers Frank and Hannah Nixon. During Nixon’s childhood in Yorba, the family was always on the edge of poverty. The lemon grove was unfruitful, and there was little money for anything beyond food and clothing for the growing family. The Nixons never ate in a restaurant or took even a brief vacation. Nixon’...
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History: American essays / Origins Of The Red Scare
In the first part of his book "American Anti-Communism", M. J. Heale writes "the fraternal egalitarianism of the American republican heritage with its insistence that rights and opportunities were available to all, enabled collectivist doctrines to be repudiated as un-American." What Heale means by this is that the American society was built upon the idea of equality of man, which at th...
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History: American essays / Oregon Trail
CROSSING THE Great Plains The Oregon Trail was an overland emigrant route in the United States from the Missouri River to the Columbia River country, was the way to travel back in the 1840’s through the 1860’s. In 1843 the “Great Emigration” began and the west would never be the same after the out set of the travelers. The pioneers by wagon train did not, however, follow any si...
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History: American essays / Gold Rush Of 1850’S
The gold rush of the 1850’s symbolized America’s quest towards westward movement, challenges of life on the frontier, and the impact it had on California’s growth. As a result, the gold rush strongly influenced the shaping of American History. Many people that had heard of the gold rush in the 1850’s moved right out there as fast as they could to get their hands on that gold. ...
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History: American essays / North Vs. South
In the early American colonies, the south and the north developed into two distinctly different colonies. Although their origins were both from Europe, their customs and living habits became so different that it would play a major role in America’s history. There are many reasons why these differences occurred but only a few major reasons stand out. Religion, greed and the composition...
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History: American essays / Native American Abuse
Imagine your country had been invaded by a very powerful group of people. Before anything drastic could be done these people had invaded your shores and had creeping inward upon your land. At first they acted with scorn and called us names and disrespect. After several groups of our people revolted against these invaders they decided to negotiate certain terms with us. Then after thinki...
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History: American essays / Mccarthyism
Vivian Gonzalez Mr. Martinez-Ramos A.P. United States History May 3, 2000 McCarthyism was one of the saddest events of American history. It destroyed people’s lives and shattered many families. It threw innocent people into a whirlwind of mass confusion and fictional portrayals of their lives. McCarthyism spawned for the country’s new found terror of Communism known as the r...
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History: American essays / John Davison Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller: A Robber Baron Or the Efficient Businessman John Davison Rockefeller has been accused by many as being a Robber Baron over the past century. He created the most powerful corporation the United States had ever seen: The Standard Oil Company. He began Standard Oil in 1865 and by 1881, it was comprised of more than forty other companies. In 1882 Rockefeller created...
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History: American essays / Native Americans
American Indian Wars There is perhaps a tendency to view the record of the military in terms of conflict, that may be why the U.S. Army’s operational experience in the quarter century following the Civil War became known as the Indian wars. Previous struggles with the Indian, dating back to colonial times, had been limited. There was a period where the Indian could withdraw or be ...
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History: American essays / Naval Battles
Civil War - Monitor vs. Merrimack The battle on March 9, 1862, between the USS Monitor and the CSS Merrimack, officially the CSS Virginia, is one of the most revolutionary naval battles in world history. Up until that point, all battles had been waged between wooden ships. This was the first battle in maritime history that two ironclad ships waged war. The USS Merrimack was ...
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History: American essays / John F. Kennedy In Vietnam
JOHN F. KENNEDY IN VIETNAM There are many critical questions surrounding United States involvement in Vietnam. American entry to Vietnam was a series of many choices made by five successive presidents during these years of 1945-1975. The policies of John F. Kennedy during the years of 1961-1963 were ones of military action, diplomacy, and liberalism. Each of his decision was on its mer...
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History: American essays / Manifest Destiny
For two centuries, Americans had been progressively taking over and establishing a continent. People felt that westward expansion between the 17th century and the 1840s was ‘golden’, but dangerous. People felt it was feasible only through patient work and timorous calamities. With each year of national growth, the confidence and power of the people was magnified, and every step ...
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History: American essays / Manhattan Project
Thesis: The research for the first Atomic bomb was done in the United States, by a group of the best scientists; this research was given the name of “The Manhattan Project”. On Monday July 16th, 1945, a countdown for the detonation of the first atomic bomb took place near Los Alamos, New Mexico. This atomic bomb testing would forever change the meaning of war. As the atomic bomb wa...
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History: American essays / Alger Hiss
In August 1948, Whittaker Chambers, a former Communist appearing before the House Un-American Activities Committee (HUAC), charged that Alger Hiss, was a Communist spy. Chambers claimed that he and Hiss had belonged to the same espionage group and that Hiss had given him secret State Department documents. This group was a network of American spies recruited by the Soviet Union to collec...
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History: American essays / Lincoln's Journey To Emancipation
Lincoln’s Journey to Emancipation He comes to us in the mists of legend as a kind of homespun Socrates, brimming with prarie wit and folk wisdom. There is a counterlegend of Lincoln, one shared ironically enough by many white Southerners and certain black Americans of our time. Neither of these views, of course, reveals much about the man who really lived--legend and political in...
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History: American essays / Motives For Exploration
Until the late 1400's, Europeans did not know the existence of the two American continents ( North and South America ). To the European explorers, exploring the other side of the Atlantic was like exploring an entire different world, hence the name- the New World. In 1492, Christopher Columbus unknowingly discovered the new continent. His original motives for exploring was to find...
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History: American essays / Lost Colony
The Lost Colony: The Different viewpoints of what happened to the missing people. Jamestown is thought by most of our general population to be the first colony in the New World. This is only half true. Jamestown is considered our first successful colony, however it was not our first attempt at a colony. There were a few attempts to colonize the New World before Jamestown and one in pa...
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History: American essays / John F. Kennedy: Life & Times
John Fitzgerald Kennedy became the 35th president of the United States in 1961. At the age of forty-three, he was the youngest man ever elected president. He was also the first Roman Catholic ever elected to the oval office. Rich, handsome, charming, elegant, articulate, and from a well known family, Kennedy became a natural recipiant of admiration both in the United States and abroad. ...
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History: American essays / Lee's Surrender
Lee's Surrender Some people believe that Robert E. Lee did not have that much influence on the South. They believe that he was a just a great general and that he didn't have much impact on the Confederate states. These people must have been from the North because General Robert E. Lee had a great impact on the South during the war, but he had an even greater impact after the war. Peo...
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History: American essays / Light And The Glory
The Light and the Glory The United States Constitution has been the bedrock for the longest lasting government in all history. Why is it that our constitution still exists after more than two hundred years? Is it the incredible minds of those that framed it, or is it something else? In 1620, the Pilgrims departed from Holland and set out for America. Ten years later, they were followe...
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History: American essays / John F. Kennedy Jr.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States. He was the youngest president ever to be elected, the first Roman Catholic president, and the first president to be born in the 20th century. Although, he didn't get the chance to live out his term and possible another one, he impacted the entire world. No other president was so popular, especially with the young peopl...
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History: American essays / American Revolution
The American Revolution The American War was fought from 1776 to 1778 but the Revolution occurred much before the war. John Adams best described the revolution when he said: "But what do we mean by the American Revolution? Do we mean the American war? The Revolution was effected before the war commenced. The Revolution was in the minds and hearts of the people...This radical chan...

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