American History

Anti-War Movements The oral records of the anti-war protests, tells us that the experiences of the anti-war movements was deeply enshrined in political ideologies, however greatly varied with the society in which the protesters lived in. It must be acknowledged that the experience of the Australian anti-war movement was much ‘less profound’ than it was in America, and to understand this topic, this point must be accepted. Curthoys recognizes, accepts, and explains this point in her text. Anne Cu
Nationwide Railroad Network TOPIC: The development of a nationwide railroad network and the effect it had on American economic life. The dynamic combination of business leadership, capital, technology, markets, labor, and government support is especially evident in the development of the nation’s first big business-railroads. After the Civil War, railroad mileage increased drastically from 9,000 miles of track in 1850 to more than 250,000 miles of track during the early 1900’s. (Dickason 61) Mor
American Painting and sculpture 17th-Century Painting and Sculpture Colonial art reflects that of the European colonizing nations, adapted to the dangers and harsh conditions of a vast wilderness. Spanish influences prevailed in the West, while English styles, with a leaven of Dutch and French, predominated in the East. Outside the Southwest, native styles did not exert a lasting influence on colonial art. Like colonial architecture, 17th-century colonial painting reflects English styles of at l
Cuban Revolution “Fidel Castro did not win power in Cuba, rather Fulgencio Batista lost it” Discuss the origins and causes of the Cuban revolution. Account for Castro’s success. Fulgencio Batista was a military dictator who ruled Cuba during 1940-44, in this time he drew up the democratic constitution. He once again became president during 1952-59. In his second effort as President of Cuba, he abolished the constitution. Batista was a military dictator who oppressed the people. It was because of
BAYARD RUSTIN THE UNKNOWN LEADER Ì Ethnic Groups and Other Minorities SOC-304 12/13/2004 ABSTRACT A master strategist and tireless activist, Bayard Rustin should be best remembered as the one of the main organizers’ of the 1963 March on Washington one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States. He brought Gandhi’s protest techniques to the American civil rights movement, and helped mold Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. into an international symbol of peace and nonviolence. Des
Benjamin Franklin: His Life When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When an historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many profound people. Benjamin Franklin is one of these people. His participation in so many different fields changed the world immensely. He was a noted politician as well as respected scholar. He was an important inventor and scientist. Particularly interesting is hi
Expansionist policy at the end of the 19th Century By the end of the 19th Century, America’s expansionist policy and a dynamic economy had delivered the ‘eagle’ to the status of world power. The ‘Splendid Little War’[1] of 1898 eloquently vindicated an expansionist policy, and provided a solution to the economic problems which had faced America since 1893. Although expansionism had been omnipotent before the war, the nature of the victory and the strategic reality that it confounded, authorised
CAJUN AND CREOLE CUISINE Cajun and Creole cooking are recognized as part of the best America’s oldest and richest regional cuisines. These cultures have their history dating back 300 years ago. The roots of these styles came from the European cuisine, French, German and Spanish, and also from the African people. Cajun country, also called Acadiana, runs 300 miles aprox. from the marshes of the Gulf coast to Texas and includes the inland prairies, accounting for almost one-third of Louisiana. Th
Chapter 41: “The Stormy Sixties” ~ 1960 – 1968 ~ I. Kennedy’s “New Frontier” Spirit 1. In 1960, young, energetic John F. Kennedy was elected to president of the United States—the youngest man ever elected to that office. 2. The 1960s would bring a sexual revolution, a civil rights revolutions, the emergence of a “youth culture,” a devastating war in Vietnam, and the beginnings of a feminist revolution. 3. JFK delivered a stirring inaugural address, and he also assembled a very young cabinet, inc
Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus also known in Italian as Cristoforo Colombo and in Spanish as Critobal Colon was born in Genoa, Italy in 1451 and died sometime in 1506. Considerably one of the greatest and most mentioned figure in American history. Why? One can simply say because his voyages mark the beginning of continuous European efforts to explore and colonize the “Americas”. Although most of Columbus’ life to this day is unknown historians do know one that is for sure; his voyage
Civil Rights Timeline: Jan. 15, 1929 - Dec. 21, 1956Jan. 15, 1929 - Dr. King is born - Born on Jan. 15, 1929, in Atlanta, Ga., he was the second of three children of the Rev. Michael (later Martin) and Alberta Williams King. Sept. 1, 1954 - Dr. King becomes pastor - In 1954, King accepted his first pastorate--the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church in Montgomery, Ala. He and his wife, Coretta Scott King, whom he had met and married (June 1953) while at Boston University. Dec. 1, 1955 - Rosa Parks defie
The Cold War Throughout American history, the U.S had fought many wars throughout time. The cold war was a war in which America had fought threw other countries and threw their arsenals. America mostly used containment rather then counter revolution during the cold war. The U.S used many ways to keep communism from spreading, for the fear of the welfare of democracy and another war from taking place. America was ready to preserve the welfare of the world as two super powers emerged after World W
COLORED TROOPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS Before Fort Sumter, South Carolina was fired upon on April 12, 1861, seven states in the deep south had seceded from the Union, and a Convention was held in Montgomery, Alabama which adopted a Constitution and elected Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, four more states seceded, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Slave states remaining in the Union were Missouri
Comparing and Contrasting Documents Essay World History, Per. 1 Many countries have created documents that serve the same purpose as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. There are two examples of such documents one is France’s The Rights of Man, and the other is the United Nation’s The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These are all living documents that set limits on the government in the countries they represent. These documents are very similar in the sense that they wer
Courtly Love and Social Institutions For several thousand years, the world’s wealthy and nobility used marriage as a contract, a method of binding two families together to increase power or money. Only in the last century has that sort of arranged marriage disappeared. During the Middle Ages, arranged marriages were common in every station of life. From princes to weavers to peasant farmers, it was the social norm for two families to arrange a match between their children for the sake of power a
The Turning Point Dec. 17, 20001 Politics OAC When a peaceful change cannot lead to the solution sought, a drastic change is the only way to go. Throughout history people have taken many various actions and measures in order to relieve them of oppressive situations. A revolution some times, although usually drastic and violent, is the only way to seek successful change. Such was the case, in the eyes of the Cubans, in the late 1950’s. Ever since their existence they had been either controlled or
Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Adminstration DBQ: Analyze the responses of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s administration to the problems of the Great Depression. How effective were these responses? How did they change the role of the federal government? Roosevelt's Solutions to the Depression During FDR's administration, the social and economic climate was one of uncertainty of the future and hesitation to move forward. After the depression, people were afraid to invest their money back into the economy in fe
The Korean War There are a number of movies with stories based on history. Even though they are said to be ‘stories’, the majority of those movies are analytical in representing the historical facts. The movie M*A*S*H is one of those movies based on history. This seminar will be looking at the dominant reading of the movie, the historical event which the movie is based on, the validity of the dominant reading in the film and how the future remake of the film should be done according to the histo
Latona Crevours Even though Crevecour clearly explains his points of an American life they are not valid because he is an idealist. We do not consider ourselves to be emigrants any longer we are Americans. Colonial America was not as majestic as Crevecour had made it out to be he failed to mention the hardships that colonial Americans faced. Crevecour’s work can not be considered historical because his epistle did not reflect this life. Today in America we do not consider ourselves to be emigran
Hawaii Out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean there lies a chain of islands called Hawaii. The isolated location of the Hawaiian Islands has caused the people who live there to develop a highly unique culture as well as a fascinating history. Hawaii is situated near many different countries such as Japan, the United States, and the group of islands called Polynesia. Because of this, the island’s ethnic background is very diverse. Its location relative to other very large and powerful nations has
Social Issues Many people forget about the past and not know about our history. Many issues went on in the past that should be recognized. We have had many heroes that people should be grateful to because thanks to them we have rights and freedom now. In the 1950s there were several movements by strong people. This is a research about large movements that started to fight injustices that affected people of color. Some of the most known movements are the Montgomery Bus Boycott. Another event of t
Failure of Reconstruction of African Americans After the Civil War, the 13th, 14th, and 15th amendments brought great hope for change in the South. For over 10 years gains were made. Reconstruction officially abolished slavery in all areas of the United States; gave citizenship to African American and federal and states laws applied equality to blacks and whites; and gave blacks the right to vote. However, as quickly as these gains had come, blacks were being surrounded by many hostile whites,
My Essay on Thomas Edison And The Declaration of Independence February3, 2004 English 4 Essays 1 Thomas Jefferson wrote in the Declaration of Independence proclaiming liberty and justice for all. The Declaration of Independence of the Thirteen Colonies In CONGRESS, July 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to as
Final History Exam 1.List the reasons the US got involved in World War I: The Germans ignored Wilsons calls for peace, resumed unrestricted submarine warfare, announcing that their U-boats would sink all ships in British waters - hostile or neutral - on sight. Then the German foreign minister sent a telegram, nicknamed the Zimmermann note to the German ambassador in Mexico. This telegram proposed an alliance between Mexico Germany promised that if the war with the US broke out, Germany would sup
MODERN HISTORY ASSESSMENT TASK #1 (i) Explain the different aims of the three leaders, Clemenceau, Lloyd-George and Wilson at the Paris Peace Conference after WW1. The 18th of January 1919, is a stand-still moment in History as 75% of the world’s leaders came together and prepared to discuss a single topic, the situation of the post-war world. With the exclusion of the defeated states, there was a total of 32 Leaders that attended the Paris Peace Conference. Whilst there was a large majority of
Cuban War for Independence For those Cubans who wanted independence, it was a long struggle. People on the island, mostly descendants of Africans, raised tobacco and sugar for export. Cuban sugar plantations supplied close to a third of the world's supply. The masses had little role in anything political. They were kept ignorant because a docile labor force was preferable. Within the planter class and the few who serviced it, there was a split opinion about independence. Most fared well by being
Global Warming Mission Plan a. Analysis of the Problem 1. History of the Problem Some scientist's have been concerned since 1896 about what might happen if there were 5.5 billion tons carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. In 1961 a British scientist did an experiment showing that the carbon in the air was absorbing some of the sun's radiation. Afterward a Swedish scientist, Suante Arrhenius, found out if the radiation of the sun was trapped in the carbon dioxide the temperature of the earth would in
Great Depression in the United States Individual Research March 23, 2004 The Great Depression was the worst and longest economic collapse in the history of the modern industrial world, lasting from the end of 1929 until the early 1940s. What was once the land of hope and hopefulness had become the land of depression. The American people were questioning all the sayings on which they had based their lives - democracy, capitalism, and individualism. The Great Depression saw rapid declines in the
Historical Accuracy When the average student opens a textbook they are expecting what is written down to be proven, factual information. They trust the author to provide them with useful and valuable facts, which they can apply to help further their education. In most cases, the students have to look no further than what is written down in their textbook, because the material presented has been verified over and over again, through countless experimentation and observation. For example, if a sci
Woodrow Wilson AP History Final Paper January 16, 2004 The ineptitude and stubbornness of President Wilson, not the strength in the opposition forces, both liberal and conservative, resulted in the Senate defeat of the Treaty of Versailles. His stubborn behavior was shown publicly on numerous occasions. His first mistake and stubborn behavior showed even before the treaty was drawn up. When he sailed to Paris for the creation of the treaty, he did not bring one member from any other party than h
Civil War History Notes HISTORY 311 NOTES – SEPTEMBER 24th until OCTOBER 24th HIS 311 SEPT 24 -1861- Civil War begins -Nov.-dec TRENT incident -1862-64- Alabama depredations -Oct.-St. Alban's rd. -1865- Reciprocity Tr. denounced -1866- Fenian Invasion -sub themes -public opinion foreign policy -xtrnl coincide w/ intrnl issues -colonies and their costs COMPARISON OF CAN AND US -Can and US are parallel -major events, trade are shared -civil society devl'p same way -culture is same exc. QUE, Louisi
History of the Dominican Republic Paintings by John Lewis, a locally well known Dominican painter whom commissiond to draw snapshots of the Dominican history. For at least 5,000 years before Christopher Columbus discovered America for the Europeans, the island which he called Hispaniola was inhabited by Amer-Indians. Anthropologists have traced 2 major waves of immigration, one from the West in Central America (probably Yucatan) and the second from the South, descendant of the Ara
American Expansionism Americans in the late 1800’s agreed most strongly with the imperialist views of Albert Beverage and Josiah Strong. America had expanded, from the small east coast thirteen-state-country it had been in the late 1700’s, until reaching the shores of the Pacific Ocean in the west. There was infrastructure, like railroads, connecting the entire country. The most recent census taken at the time said that there were no more undeveloped lands on which new immigrants could settle. T
The History of Tennis Tennis players are better conditioned and far stronger than they were 20 or 30 years ago. But the athletes have changed far less than the racket technology. Compared to today's composite frames and Kevlar strings, rackets made of wood or the metal T2000 (popularized by Jimmy Connors) look like they should hang in a natural history museum. Modern rackets are significantly bigger and stronger than old models, yet weigh half as much. No wonder a former technical director of th
Pearl Harbor In one of the biggest losses in American history, Pearl Harbor still stands for the sudden and deliberate attack the Japanese made on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii on December 7th 1941. Everyone still remembers this day in history as the only surprise attack on the United States. How come this attack came without any knowledge to the U.S? Was there any information regarding the involvement of a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor? One of the main questions; was the information deliberate
In Order to Form a More Perfect Union A.P. U.S. History 5th Hour At the end of the Revolutionary War, the United States was composed of thirteen very different states that all had very different priorities and ideas on how the new government should work. In order to form a government that all of the states would be willing to accept, there would have to be some very influential compromises. Among the significant compromises that the states made was the Checks and Balances program, the Bill of R
Lenape Inuit Indians When comparing The Lenape and The Inuit tribes many similarities and differences can be found in almost all aspects of culture. The Lenape lived in homes called wigwams. Poles were bent to make the framework of the structure. The framework was then covered in animal hides. Usually one family would occupy an entire house. There was usually a fire pit in the center of the house and a hole in the roof was cut so the smoke could rise. Most Inuit families had a summer and a winte
J. Edgar Hoover’s FBI John Edgar Hoover was the director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation from 1924 until his death in 1972. He was the driving force behind turning that fledgling government agency into the great institution that the FBI is today. Hoover transformed the bureau by implementing extraordinary training and recruiting programs. The Hoover building in downtown Washington, D.C. is now the national headquarters for the FBI. During his time as director of the FBI, he built the FBI’
Madison: War commander or legislator? American History 1 When one thinks of the war of 1812, little or no significance surface upon the mind. Despite lasting only a brief amount of time, this conflict between the British and the colonial turned Americans proved to be an essential struggle for America. This war proved to the world that America should be a power to be reckoned with and respected in terms of talks of diplomacy. However, one may ask, who led us through this war and helped America g
The Manhattan Project ...the Japanese were ready to surrender and it wasn't necessary to hit them with that awful thing. - Dwight Eisenhower, reflecting on his meeting with Secretary of War Stimson; Ike on Ike, Newsweek, 11/11/63 ...the Potsdam declaration in July, demand[ed] that Japan surrender unconditionally or face 'prompt and utter destruction.' MacArthur was appalled. He knew that the Japanese would never renounce their emperor, and that without him an orderly transition to peace would be
John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy was amongst the most respected, loved, and remembered American Presidents of all time, and it is fair to say that no President has ever had a life and career which attracts such a huge fascination as that of John F Kennedy[1], and thus his assassination was amongst the most mourned internationally in history. So much so was his popularity, that he was often favourably compared with that of the late Pope John XXIII, who is considered one of the greatest world leade
How reliable is this film (source E) as a representation of the assassination of J.F.K? Oliver Stone is very strongly Pro-Kennedy, who believes that American and World History would have been improved if Kennedy had lived. Stone wants to persuade the audience that the American government is corrupt and that they are behind Kennedy’s death. He believes that they were behind the conspiracy that was used to cover up the truth. This is why he portrays Linden Johnson in a bad light, for example casti
Kennedy: A Legacy, A Murder, and a Conspiracy Period 4 4-19-03 John F. Kennedy- the first in a legacy of fate-filled, extraordinary family of politicians who ran this country in times of turmoil since the 1960’s. However, the Warren Commission, the popular name given to the investigation of his death, proved nothing in their conclusion of how and who had shot him. His murder, which has forever remained a mystery throughout the last half century, was a brutal and public death. What were the motiv
Lewis and Clark In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson won approval from Congress for a visionary project that was to become one of American history's greatest adventure stories. Jefferson wanted to know if Americans could journey overland to the Pacific Ocean following two rivers, the Missouri and the Columbia, which flow east and west from the Rocky Mountains. If the sources of the two rivers were nearby, Jefferson reasoned that American traders would have a superior transportation route to help t
A Dream of a Lifetime February 13, 2004 Eng 111 Literary Analysis In “The Hector Quesadilla Story” from the book “Greasy Lakes,” T.C. Boyle writes about an old-timer baseball player whose life-long dream to become a big leaguer never becomes a reality. The story describes how a Mexican ballplayer looks forward to the day when he can show the world he can still “play the game” despite his old age. In the end, the character imagines his last game will be his greatest. The book has a sad ending bec
Malcolm X Malcolm X is a powerful voice in American history. In his short lifetime he went through several significant shifts in his lifestyle and philosophy. The hardships that Malcolm endures as a child led to his fascination with life in the fast lane, where he used his wits as a hustler and thief. black militant leader who articulated concepts of race pride and black nationalism in the early 1960s Malcolm X, a civil rights leader in the 1960's believed that blacks and whites should be segreg
Mexican-American Experience Arnoldo De Leon wanted to write a monograph that attempted to further the documentation of the Mexican-American experience in the early years of Texas. After long hours of research and advice from writers before him, he wrote, They Called them Greasers. This monograph tries to uncover the seeds of racism that sprang up before the Texas War for Independence and has lasted since then. De Leon tries to prove that Mexicans were never judged by their own merit, but instead
Minorities in the United States Some may say that the United States of America is a white man’s country, and minorities had nothing to do with the development, and settlement of this nation. As well as some African Americans would debate that World War II was nothing but a white man’s war. I beg to differ in that opinion. In that war, African Americans proved that WWII was more than a white man’s battle; it was a way to demonstrate to the world that African Americans will no longer sit and obey
My Lai Massacre History Term Paper Period 5 The massacre occurred during the Vietnam War and was a horrible incident that happened. On March 16th, 1968, three companies of the 1st battalion launched a search and destroy mission in the My Son area. Their main objective was to target the VC 48th Battalion which was found on maps as My Lai. The only people then that knew about the incident that day were the people in the village and the people that caused the massacre. The incident didn't get broug
The Black Panther Party for Self  Defense: Huey P. Newton an Bobby Seale 8April03 History 204 In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent methods of attempting to attain change for american Blacks through leadership. Nonviolence had achieved success with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Segregation and the barriers set up for american Blacks to keep them from voting were seemingly easier to overcome than were the issues