American History

King Leahy To begin this paper, dear King Leahy, let us mention that we’ve noticed many things while on our journey. These people are extremely different from us, and in many ways! They act different than us, and have many Social Developments. There are people called Reformers here. They have different social classes, and many, many people! They also have something called Methodism. Reformers here want to change all the problems with society. They’d like Kids to stop working in factories, woman
Pearl Harbor On the 7th of December 1941 the Japanese lead a massive air raid on the American navel base at Pearl Harbor. The attack came by surprise early in the morning that day while many of the crew of the ships was still sleeping. In just a short time after the attack 5 out of 8 battleships at pearl harbor were sunk or sinking, and most of the other ship and airplanes were destroyed too. More than 2400 Americans were dead by the end of the attack and many of them never made it out of their
Poverty Poverty is a wide spread problem that is present everywhere in the world. The effect of it is quite the same everywhere. However, even though some countries have the resources to eliminate poverty, most do not choose to do so. For example, the U.S. ignores poverty at home, while spends 50 billion dollars to fight the war in Iraq as given in War Resistance League website ( The question of poverty was discussed in books by U. Sinclair, R. Cohen and
Prohibition: The Legislation of Morality During the 1800's and early 1900's through out the United States there was a movement for the end of alcohol. The sole aim and purpose of this body was to stamp out the evils of alcohol. This movement, most commonly called Prohibition, mixed the morals of Christianity and the politics of government. Prohibition did succeed with the ratification of the 18th was, however, a great mistake. This amendment made the common man a criminal, lowered the confidence
Reconstruction Perspectives on History 1/4/03 Chapter 2 The civil war is over; the Union army defeats the militant, defiant Confederacy. Our agenda at this time was to embrace the citizens of the south back into our country, the way it was before the war. Even though the northern forces won, they felt obligated to rebuild what has been destroyed physically, economically and culturally. Reprobation’s came though in what is called reconstruction. Northerners could send money to finance their econo
Replacing the Articles of Confederation A.P. U.S. History 5TH Hour The Constitution was not the Unites States’ first established government. After the colonists won the Revolutionary War, the Articles of Confederation were written as the United States’ first independent government. The articles didn’t last long. They were soon replaced by the Constitution; which is still in effect today. The men who wrote the Articles of Confederation still had the Revolutionary War burned freshly into their min
Report on World War I Table of contentsPage 0: introduction Page 1: years leading up to the war:1850-1914Page 2:causes of warPage 3:war breaks outPage 3:Land warfare, war plansPage 4:land warfare,1914Page 8:Land warfare,1915Page 10:land warfare,1916Page 12:land warfare,1917Page 15:land warfare,1918Page 21:naval warfare, war plansPage 22: naval warfare, generalPage 23:air warfare, generalPage 23:endingPage 24:references Chapter 1: introduction August 2nd, 1914: Europe was darkened by the horrible
Samurai Tradition in Japan prizes grace, tranquillity and harmony with nature. But tradition also celebrates the fierce warrior of Japan; the samurai. Sometimes wandering alone, more often fighting in Japans complex civil wars, the samurai may have been history's most effective and terrifying warriors. Legends, movies, popular fiction, books in Japan and all over the world picks the samurai as the most lethal swordsman that has ever lived. Was he that lethal? Yes. Was it pure technique, mere mas
Scopes Monkey Trial American History Research paper (Scopes Monkey Trial) 3-1-04 The 1920’s was a time of prosperity, rebellion, drinking, and dancing for many people. There were traditionalists who did not agree with this type of society. One major example of traditionalists versus modernists in the 1920’s was the Scopes Monkey Trial. In this trial, a jury had to decide the fate of John Scopes, who taught evolution to high school students. This trial was not just about the teaching of evolution
Sir Humphrey Gilbert American History 1483 Sir Humphrey Gilbert born 1537, son of a Devon shire gentleman, who’s widow later married the father of Sir Walter Raleigh, Gilberts half brother, which was a British explorer, poet, historian and soldier. Gilbert was a soldier, navigator and explorer and was founder of the first English colony in North America. He went to school at Eton and Oxford and served under Sir Phillip Sidney's father in Ireland and fought Spain for the Netherlands. Gilbert was
Slavery U.S History The warm climate, boundless fields of fertile soil, long growing seasons, and numerous waterways provided favorable conditions for farming plantations in the South (Foster). The richness of the South depended on the productivity of the plantations (Katz 3-5). With the invention of the cotton gin, expansion of the country occurred. This called for the spread of slavery (Foster). Their white owners controlled slaves, owned by one in four families, from birth to death. Black me
Slavery and Politics The moral truth of slavery as an unspeakable crime against humanity, I feel, is the most evident of any decree ever to be laid out by man. This fundamental law is so divine and pure that to believe otherwise is to cast oneself into the ranks of a subhuman race unfit to tread the Earth’s soil. When I read James De Bow’s “Slavery and the Bible,” not only am I frustrated as to how these Southern “gentlemen” can use a three thousand year old book, a book whose writers merely try
ELIZABETH CADY STANTON Elizabeth Cady Stanton lived from 1815-1902. She was among the nineteenth century's most dominant women who fought for social equality of women. In 1848, she and others, including the well-known Susan B. Anthony, organized the first national woman's rights convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Stanton always stated that, as men's equals, women of all races should be treated as such in law and in political participation. Stanton also explored how true equality would transfo
African Americans Throughout 1917-1945 The history of the struggle of blacks to gain equality and freedom in America is a disturbing, grievous story, that reveals the courage and determination of the black community. In the period, 1917-1945, African Americans were concerned with achieving equality under the law. They however, fell victim to harsh discrimination from the whites. Many events such as the ‘great migration’, the ‘Black Renaissance’, black political movements, and the Great Depressio
General Summary- The Great Depression The Great Depression lasted from October 24, 1929 until the economic recovery of the 1940s. On October 29, Black Thursday, the stock market crashed heavily, and continued to fall sharply throughout the coming weeks. As a result, the United States and the world were thrown into a decade of poverty and unemployment. The depression affected all sectors of the economy. Farm owners and agricultural workers suffered from falling crop prices. Businesses failed from
The History of the Midwife Final Paper: The History of the Midwife Modern History There are Biblical references to Midwives dating back to as early as 2000 BC. Throughout history, midwives as independent practitioners are identified as the guardians of normal childbirth. Their knowledge of women’s health has been seen as mystical, having power over nature and concerned with matters not understood by men. According to The Encyclopedia Britannica, “The profession of midwife must be one of the olde
The Railroads I know you're wondering, what railroad? Well the simple fact is that everybody has heard of the Underground Railroad, but not everyone knows just what it was. Firstly, it wasn't underground, and it wasn't even a railroad. The term Underground Railroad actually comes from a runaway slave, who while being chased swam across a creek and was out of the owner's sight. The owner said ...must have gone off on an underground railroad. That man was Tice Davids, a Kentucky slave who decided
The Warsaw Ghetto All throughout history, the Jewish people have been persecuted and looked down upon by the human world. Even in Biblical times, the world blamed the Jews for the death of Jesus Christ. Even now, if someone says that they are Jewish, you always seem to look at them a little different. What events happened to cause Hitler to think that the Jews needed to be sent to ghettos, and what happened inside the ghetto? Between 1527 and 1768, Jews were banned from living in Warsaw, Poland.
Thomas Jefferson: Great American November 2, 2003 A.P. U.S. History 5th Hour As the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson's accomplishments and leadership ability virtually changed the course of history. While Jefferson is best known for his political career, his talents didn’t end there. His interests were boundless, he was a philosopher, educator, naturalist, scientist, inventor, pioneer in scientific farming, musician, and writer, and he was the a one of the leading spokesmen
Thomas Jefferson: Great American President November 2, 2003 A.P. U.S. History 5th Hour Thomas Jefferson’s presidential election in 1800 in know today as the revolution of 1800; for it marked the first peaceful change of political ideals in a democratic nation. To day a change between political ideals is very common, but it took a lot to lead a young nation through a change such as this without blood shed. As the third president of the United States, Thomas Jefferson's accomplishments and leaders
To what extent was Alexander II a Tsar liberator? Alexander II did introduce a number of reforms, which were quite revolutionary for that period of time. Many historians therefore believe that Alexander II deserves the title ‘Tsar Liberator’. Views of Alexander II do, however, differ to a great extent, When regarding Alexander II Saunders says “his enthusiasm for change lasted a mere four years, it may be that his reputation as the ‘Tsar liberator’ is ill deserved“ 1this strongly suggests that A
Benito Mussolini Albert Camus once said of dictatorship, The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience . This is especially true in the case of Fascist Italy, as Mussolini has dominated Italy with his Fascist Party in his 20 years of power, more or less successfully fooling and playing the Italian and international press and public, and to an extent the administration and lea
United States and Japan In East Asia and in Europe, twentieth-century history unfolded the same way: the uneven distribution of technology, which leads to violent consequences, and uneven development after both world wars. In both regions, a large, tradition bound, nationalistic state with a long history of international control, which lagged in incorporating the practices and teachings of the French and the industrial revolutions (Russia and China), suffered an assault by an upstart nation-stat
Reconstruction: Success or Failure? February 25, 2004 U.S. History Period 4 After the Civil War the United States was at a difficult point in its history. There were many controversial issues that were yet to be resolved, and many people with a number of different opinions on how things should be settled. Due to this, the nation was forced into a period of reconstruction to help shape the country as a whole, and work to settle problems that remained unresolved. The Reconstruction Period followin
Essay #2: America after World War II 4/14/04 Dev. of US II After the Atomic bomb unofficially ended World War II, questions surfaced about how to handle our communist ally during the war; The Soviet Union. Several theories were being thought of in the light of Soviets occupation of a good portion of Eastern Europe which Winston Churchill nicknamed the “Iron Curtain” take over. Former Vice president and 1948 Presidential candidate Henry A. Wallace thought the United States should become close all
President of the United States On May 9, 1917 the US Government formed the United State’s Food Administration in efforts to create a body of workers and volunteers that would help mobilize the conservation effort through out the country. At its head was Herbert Hoover who was given the task of making sure the public consumed less food in order to supply the allies and the troops oversees. As part of their efforts, the women of the country were called upon to complete this undertaking. Under the
Women Rights Since the first American colonies existed, women have been characterized for having less civil rights with less career opportunities than men. For many years women have been fighting to enjoy their own rights. Women have raised their voices to demand their full civil and political rights. Women have had to overcome many economic, political, and even social obstacles created by men just to be treated in an equal way in the American society. Generally, the womeni lives have been chara
World War I 1.0 Introduction The twentieth century ushered in a veritable ‘era of conflicts’ in different parts of the world. During 1894-95, the Sino-Japanese War took place, resulting in the victory of Japan over China. The Russo-Japanese War (1904-1905) soon followed in the Far East leading to the complete defeat of Russia. In 1905, the Russian Revolution transformed the ancient Tzarist autocracy into a Constitutional Monarchy. The young Turks under the leadership of Mustapha Kemal Ataturk Pa
The Emergence of the Colonies lead to American Revolution History Writing Assignment The American Revolution started in 1775, reached its climax in 1776, and partially ended in 1789 when the Constitution was ratified. USA is one of the few countries that underwent only one revolution. The American Revolution is an interesting one because the settlers had freedom before that. The changes in the government lead to this Revolution. The question is did this have an impact on the colonies? If so, to
World War II Neutrality 2/22/04 US History II The statement “The American people were overwhelmingly anti-Nazi and anti-Hitler…but they were desperately trying to stay out of the war” isn’t very valid because it was very clear the United States was helping England a lot. The United States favored England verbally and physically, it was displayed in the Quarantine Speech and the Lend Lease program. Verbally the United States clearly showed that they were not neutral. The Quarantine Speech by FDR
World War II Timeline Due to the immense scope of World War Two, it would be nearly impossible to list all of the significant events of the period on this web page. The following dates have been selected because of their importance with respect to the causes and outcome of the war. 1918 Nov. 11 World War One Armistice signed at Compiegne, France 1919 June 28 Treaty of Versailles signed 1920 Jan. 16 League of Nations meets for the first time 1921 July 29 Adolf Hitler assumes control of National S
Capital Punishment in America The concept of a life for a life is as old as civilization itself (McCiellan 9). Capital punishment, the legal taking of the life of a criminal, has been utilized in response to three distinct catagories of offense. The three categories are: crimes against the person; crimes against property; and crimes which endanger the security of the nation (Horwitz 13). Capital punishment is still in use in the United States today, but has been abolished by many countries (II 5
Capital Punishment Susan Smith intentionally drove her car into a lake with her two children strapped to the back seat, but the jury decided that capital punishment is too cruel for murdering her infant daughters. The word capital in capital punishment refers to a person's head. In the past, people were often executed by severing their head from their body. Today, in the U.S., most prisoners are murdered by lethal injection. Capital Punishment has been a major issue in today's society; seventy-f
Enola Gay Should the Enola Gay exhibit present the success or destruction of the bomb? What the United States wrought on Japan on August 6, 1945 when the Enola Gay dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was the instant incineration of some 100,000 human beings, followed by the deaths of 140,000 Japanese within one year (65% of whom were women, children and elderly who had no connection to the war), and subsequently tens of thousands of persons who have died over the succeeding y
FCC vs Pacifica Broadcasting Foundation In 1978 a radio station owned by Pacifica Foundation Broadcasting out of New York City was doing a program on contemporary attitudes toward the use of language. This broadcast occurred on a mid-afternoon weekday. Immediately before the broadcast the station announced a disclaimer telling listeners that the program would include sensitive language which might be regarded as offensive to some. (Gunther, 1991) As a part of the program the station decided to a
The Death Penalty in the United States The death penalty is a controversial topic in the United States today and has been for a number of years. The death penalty is currently legal in 38 states and two federal jurisdictions (Winters 97). The death penalty statutes were overturned and then reinstated in the United States during the 1970's due to questions concerning its fairness (Flanders 50). The death penalty began to be reinstated slowly, but the rate of executions has increased during the 19
Three Events in History Slavery, the Holocaust, and the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001 are all terrible events in history that never should have happened. What could make a normal person do such horrible things such as these? Hate is the answer to the question. Beatings, intense labor, and no freedom are the conditions in which African Americans lived under for hundreds of years. With hate being the number one reason for these crimes, it is easy to see why this event in history should n
A Bomb The creation of the Atomic bomb was one of the most profound military, as well as technological achievements of the twentieth century. Nuclear technology has made it possible to have dependable electricity in our, as well as many other countries. It also acts as a war deterrent in some ways, this is so because no one wants the world breaking out in Nuclear war fare. It would surely bring an end to man kind as we know it. In this essay I am going to give a history of the Atomic Bomb, while
Abortion Few problems in history have divided our people as deeply as the issue of abortion. Pro-Choice advocates fight to keep laws that legalize abortion. They say a woman's right to make that choice freely is fundamental. While, an equally passionate pro-life movement has proclaimed that abortion is the ultimate human rights issue. Each side is deeply convinced of the rightness and importance of its cause. Voices are raised, often heatedly; debates and demonstrations continue. Too often overl
Affirmative Action Misconstrued There is much controversy about Affirmative Action and whether or not there is still a need for these policies to exist in today’s United States society. For one to make a decision on where they stand on this issue it is imperative to look over the history, facts, and issues at hand. When looking over this information I would have to conclude that I support affirmative action. According to Marquita Sykes from the National Organization of Women, August, 1995 newsl
The Alcohol Disease Being in college, the topic that seems to suffice everyone’s attention span would contain reference to consuming a drink with some presence of alcohol. Party, kegger and beer all convert a seemingly dull conversation to a hysterical joke that everyone understands. The person that consumed the most liquor and either passed out or vomited uncontrollably reins over the mere individuals who staggered out of the event only half full. While some crown them the king of the party, ot
Anemia Anemia is a disorder caused by other various diseases, which is very common among Americans; in fact, it is the most common blood disorder in the United States, affecting over 3.4 million Americans! Anemia is a deficiency in the oxygen-carrying component of the blood, measured in concentrations of hemoglobin, red blood cell volume, or red blood cell number. As the number of red blood cells decreases, the heart has to work harder and pump more oxygenated blood throughout the body. This ca
The Connection in Angina with Myocardial Infarction Emergency Medical MLA Formation 11 May 2004 It was just another day at work. There I was taking a patient back to his room after his physical therapy. He had complained of feeling “a little full” after his lunch. I helped him get back into bed and I left the room. I went back to the department to ambulate another patient. Ten minutes later an overhead page: “code blue in wing two” “code blue in wing two” My heart started racing, I could almost
FDR: The Presidency During Crisis Many years ago, Oliver Wendell Holmes, a remote acquaintance of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, observed of Roosevelt, Second class intellect, but first class temperament! (Cooper, 1996). Since then, this has become the touchstone of the FDR model of leadership. Both institutionally and interpersonally, FDR’s presence was grandiose and inflationary. As a president leading during a period of historical national crisis, Roosevelt proved his competence. During the campa
The History of Joseph Brodsky. From my point of view, the best stories, novels and even poetry, which were ever written, were taken from real people lives. I know myself several people who are poets themselves. After I got to know them a little better I found out that their own life stories are really impressive. Well, when I started to look for information about Joseph Brodsky’s life I saw that the most of his poetry describes some moments from his own life. It came out that he had a very drama
How About A Little Snip, Snip? October 26, 2001 When a couple’s future plans do not include the possibility of children, they may conclude that surgical sterilization is the best option for preventing pregnancy from occurring. Sterilization is also safer, easier, and a more effective method of birth control. Women can permanently end their chance of pregnancy through tubal ligation. The basic principle is to interrupt the fallopian tubes in order to prevent sperm from fertilizing an egg in the u
BMX Skate park Controversy Mike Vallely, professional skater, once stated, “The skatepark is their common ground and because of that there is a level of respect amongst all the different participants who can make use of the varied terrain of a skatepark. This is always something great to see and to be a part of whether it’s at a skatepark or in some other facet of our society. At the same time and what I’ve found to be much more common, as it also is in our greater society, is division, hatred a
Bradford and Smith At the dawn of the 17th Century two English colonies found their beginnings on the East Coast of the New World. The founders of these colonies, Captain John Smith and William Bradford tell of their encounters in General History of Virginia and Of Plymouth Plantation, respectively. As their documents are compared similarities and differences become apparent in their style of writing, purpose, and the events in their separate colonies they document. In terms of style their diffe
Brief History of the English Language OLD ENGLISH UNTIL 1066. A BRIEF HISTORY OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE Old English (500-1100 AD) Old English Words The Angles came from an angle-shaped land area in contemporary Germany. Their name Angli from the Latin and commonly-spoken, pre-5th Century German mutated into the Old English Engle . Later, Engle changed to Angel-cyn meaning Angle-race by A.D. 1000, changing to Engla-land . Some Old English words which have survived intact include: feet, geese, teeth, me
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew America has been a country of immigrants since Europeans first settled it over five hundred years ago. America has always faced the problem of assimilation, a challenge faced by every country with a considerable immigrant population. Because immigrants founded America, her culture is a combination of the cultures of other countries. Should these immigrants isolate themselves from the mainstream American culture, or should they sacr