• Jefferson Vs Hamilton American History
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    Jefferson vs. Hamilton Jefferson or Hamilton: Who was more important in American history? Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton were two very important figures in American history but Jefferson was the more influential and profound one of the two rivals. Jefferson was the principal author of the most important document in US history, the Declaration of Independence. He doubled the size of the young nation with the purchase of Louisiana during his presidency. During his lifetime, Jefferson also...
  • The Modernization Of America
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    The Modernization of America The Transcontinental Railroad was completed in 1869. The telephone was invented in 1876. The first practical system for a radio was developed in 1895. The Wright brothers created a flying machine in 1903. The first gas powered automobile, the assembly line and the refrigerator were produced in the early 20 th century. These are all very important steps in laying the foundation for the modernization of America, but I would argue that the first truly modern period in ...
  • Racism American History
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    Racism, as defined in our class, is the belief that one race of people is humanly superior to another race of people due to a feeling of superiority that gives them the right to dominate the other group. Throughout the semester, the material we have studied shows the significance of racism in American history, specifically during the time surrounding the Civil War. Also important is the way that racism is presented in American history textbooks, as these textbooks are the primary source by which...
  • Why English Colonized North Americ
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    During the 17 th century many people left England to come to the "New World" for a variety of reasons, most commonly seeking money or freedom of religion. Therefore it is not possible to provide a single answer to the question of why English colonized North America. (Throughout the New England, Middle, and Southern Colonies the same two main reasons for coming to North America emerge. ) Each of the colonies has a little more emphasis on either money or religious freedom. For example the people o...
  • Ida B Wells 2
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    The Success of Ida B. Wells One had better die fighting against injustice than die like a dog or a rat in a trap. - Ida B. Wells Ida B. Wells was an important figure in Black American History. She was born a slave in Mississippi in 1862. Wells was able to gain an education and, later, became a journalist for various Negro papers. Through her writing, she was able to attack issues dealing with discrimination against African-American people. Ida B. Wells became an international activist for Afric...
  • British War American History
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    Gregg GiassonU. S. History Period B! ! YOU ARE THERE! ! The most important event in U. S. History in my opinion would be Washington's escape from the British Army at New York. This event changed the course of U. S. History because it was the closest the movement for freedom came to being crushed. It all started when Washington and his army were waiting for the British on Long Island. He expected the British to launch a full frontal assault. He did not look at his flanks, and was heavily dug in...
  • The Amistad Revolt American History
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    Amistad Revolt In 1839 there was a slave rebellion of 53 Mendeans men, women and children from the West coast of Africa where they had been kidnapped and then illegally transported to Cuba. They were placed aboard a schooner, Amistad, for transshipment to Cuban sugar plantations. The captives seized the vessel and sought to sail to Africa. Instead the ship was sailed, by two Cubans Ruiz and Montes which the Mendeans kept alive to sail the ship, up the coast of the United States. Amistad sailed ...
  • Denmark Vesey Robertson Revolt Slave
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    Denmark Vesey was an African-American leader of an attempted slave insurrection in 1822. After many years as a slave, he won $1, 500 in a lottery. Vesey used this money to purchase his freedom. He used his intelligence, energy, and luck to acquire considerable wealth and influence in South Carolina. All of these factors helped lead to the largest attempted slave revolt in American history. David Robertson's book Denmark Vesey outlines his life as a slave, to his freedom, to his execution, and t...
  • American History Boorstin Americans
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    Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin (1914-) holds many honorable positions and has received numerous awards for his notable work. He is one of America's most eminent historians, the author of more than fifteen books and numerous articles on the history of the United States, as well as a creator of a television show. His editor-wife, Ruth Frankel Boorstin, a Wellesley graduate, has been his close collaborator. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Oklahoma, he received his undergraduate degree with highest...
  • The One And Only
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    Here at Archiving Early America, you will discover a wealth of resources -- a unique array of primary source material from 18 th Century America. Scenes and portraits from original newspapers, maps and writings come to life on your screen just as they appeared to this country's forebears more than two centuries ago. As you browse through these pages, you will find it easier to understand the people, places and events of this significant time in the American experience. I honestly don't think I h...
  • Forgotten War Crimes American History
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    Forgotten War Crimes 'The holocaust was such an unthinkable horror, the Nazi dictatorship so uniquely evil, that the calculated firebombing of more than half a Milan defenseless civilians in the dying days of the war had just fallen by the wayside.' 1 History is defined as all recorded events of the past, but with textbooks, historical journals, and other respected documentaries all denying, or refusing to acknowledge and give responsibility, the ruthless and criminal bombing of Dresden does not...
  • Slave Dance Time In American History
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    The Slave Dancer, by Paula Fox, reflects on an extremely trying time in American history where blacks were slaves and some children could not get away from their obligations. The novel begins in 1840; 13-year-old Jessie Bollier plays his fife on the docks of New Orleans to earn pennies for his mother. One day, Jessie is kidnapped and begins the most dreadful adventure of his young life. He finds himself aboard "The Moonlight," a slave ship bound for the coast of Africa. It is Jessie's job to pl...
  • Citizen Kane American History
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    The film Citizen Kane, directed by Orson Welles, is a great example of how a man can be corrupted by wealth. Through the characters in the film we can observe how Charles Foster Kane, an idealistic man with principles, can be changed and misguided by wealth and what accompanies wealth. The film takes places during the late 19 th century and early 20 th century, a time in American history when the world is changing and wealth is a great power to change it with. Through the story telling of Kane's...
  • Americans Were Supposed To Give Up Their Seat Bus Parks America
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    The 1950 s: these years represent the height of black segregation in the United States of America. It signifies a time when black and white Americans were detached from one another. These years symbolize a moment when interactions among the races appeared morally corrupt. Also, America desperately tries to suppress these years behind the pages of its embarrassing history. How could these incidents happen? Why did they happen? Should America blame those who were too ignorant to overcome their dif...
  • Things Just Wouldn' T Be The Same
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    My grandmother always told me, "You don't know where you are going until you know where you have been. Things just wouldn't be the same if we didn't have any evidence of where, when, or how, America was shaped by Black History. In my opinion," Black History" is just a classification of American history. Primarily because America would not be the free country it is today, if it were not for strong black leaders like Dr. Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks. African Americans have always showed strength...
  • American History Equal Men Declaration
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    "all men are created equal" What did Jefferson really mean by this because everyone did not get treated equal The line "all men are created equal" is perhaps the most famous line in American history, from one of the most famous documents that made it possible for American history, from The Declaration of Independence. Today the line refers to anyone in America, including African Americans, Native Americans, and women. Two- hundred years ago, when the Declaration was written, the only pe...
  • Literary Analysis American History By Judith Ortiz Cofer
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    LIBRARY ANALYSIS E 1 ng lish 1 Focus: "American History" by Judith Ortiz Cofer TITLE: a) "American History" b) I think the significant meaning of the title "American History" is the full name "American History", because the time frame in which the story is set in, is when President Kennedy was shot and killed which is in American History. It was also in the time when it was hard for immigrants. The lived in crowded buildings in the city. AUTHOR: a) Judith Ortiz Cofer b) Ju...
  • African America American Museum History
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    Dear Editor: In your article "Documenting Blackness," you introduce the idea of an African-American museum and the problems that have risen through this proposal. An African-American museum is a great idea to memorialize the ideas and history of the African American people. The truth is, Congress should not deny the funding for an African-American museum. Problems will arise with the proposal of this memorial but the general public and more importantly Congress cannot turn down this request. Oth...
  • American History X Trond
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    Trond Haugen A: How the movie American history X has influenced me American history X had a strange effect on me. Usually, movies entertain me as I watch them, but the moment they end, it is over. Everything goes back to the way it is was as I leave the theatre. American history X was not like that. It got stuck in my head, and I kept thinking and evaluating for weeks afterwards. And I still do. In my home country, Norway, there is a strong focus on racial issues. Our people was nearly 100% whi...
  • American History Homeless People Society
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    Homeless Future Is Society? S Neglect Essay, Research Homeless Future Is Society? S Neglect The Homeless Future is Society's Neglect There is a serious problem with the way homeless people are treated. They are not treated as any normal human being is treated. The homeless have been dubbed the outcasts of society and receive practically no assistance from the government. Where is the consideration for these people? Are homeless people considered less than human? Why is it so hard to give a helpi...