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Oppression and Class warfare Exposed in Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States - Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760’s, A People’s History tells the story of the “discovery” of America, early colonization by European powers, the governing of these colonies, and the rising discontent of the colonists towards their leaders....   [tags: A People’s History of the United States]
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A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn - Zinn in his book “A People’s History of the United States,’’ handles various issues. Though the graphic novel adaptation does not cover all the details of the history of America, the author provides us with a critical view of the history of America where its leaders carry out actions independently and not for the benefit of the whole population. It also provides us with examples of atrocities that the American army committed around the world and the country’s commitment to democracy that led it to instruct its army to join the second Word War....   [tags: American Empire People]
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A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn - America is a nation that is often glorified in textbooks as a nation of freedom, yet history shows a different, more radical viewpoint. In Howard Zinn’s A People's History of the United States, we take a look at American history through a different lens, one that is not focused on over glorifying our history, but giving us history through the eyes of the people. “This is a nation of inconsistencies”, as so eloquently put by Mary Elizabeth Lease highlights a nation of people who exploited and sought to keep down those who they saw as inferior, reminding us of more than just one view on a nation’s history, especially from people and a gender who have not had an easy ride....   [tags: british oppressors, american history]
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A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn - Zinn in his book “A People’s History of the United States,’’ handles various issues. Though the graphic novel adaptation does not cover all the details of the history of America, the author provides us with a critical view of the history of America where its leaders carry out actions independently and not for the benefit of the whole population. It also provides us with examples of atrocities that the American army committed around the world and the country’s commitment to democracy that led it to instruct its army to join the second Word War....   [tags: Inequality, Socialization, Functionalism]
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The Other Civil War of a People's History of The United States - In chapter “The Other Civil War” of A People’s History of the United States, Howard Zinn described the underlying class tensions caused by industrialization during the nineteenth century. He claimed that these tensions would have led to radical labor reforms if the working class’s anger had not been directed towards other issues. Zinn used The Age of Enterprise by Thomas C. Cochran and William Miller to show the upper class’s indifference towards the problems of the lower class and to prove that the rich manipulated the poor to promote their own interests....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Howard Zinn]
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Analysis of A People´s History of the United States - ... The Europeans also had better technology and were stronger than them, so African slaves ended up being the best option. 3. Slavery had existed in Africa, but it was different than in Europe and the Americas. The slaves of Africa were more like the serfs of Europe. They were still servants but they had rights that the slaves in America did not have. In the Ashanti Kingdom a slave might marry, own property, own a slave himself, swear an oath, be a competent witness and become an heir to his master eventually....   [tags: viewpoint, decisions, perpectives, thesis, racism] 2807 words
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Analysis of A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn - ... And I was aware that no such book existed, that no such history existed. So I decided that I would try to fill that gap.” (1) A People’s History begins with a recounting of first encounters of the Native people with Christopher Columbus. Zinn’s opinions of the reality of these first encounters are substantially different from the stories we hear as children. We find Columbus traditionally depicted as a peaceful explorer who, after “discovering” a new land, made friends with the native people....   [tags: history, common, biased, gender]
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The History of he United States from the Viewpoint of the People: 1492-Present - “What we learn about the past doesn’t give us absolute truth about the present, but it may cause us to look deeper than the glib statements made by political leaders, and the ‘experts’ quoted in the press,” states author Howard Zinn (684). Throughout this book, Zinn portrays to the readers the history of the United States from the viewpoint of the people, not just from the rich, but also from the destitute. As Zinn informed, the book is skeptical of governments and their attempts to entrap ordinary people, through politics and culture, in a ‘nationhood’ pretending to be of a common interest (10)....   [tags: Howard Zinn, slavery, equality, racism, oppresion] 1339 words
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The Lies My Teacher Told Me and People’s History of the United States - There is a logical saying in society one should take to heart; that line being, “Don’t believe everything you read.” Just because a text is written and published does not means it is always accurate. Historical facts, similar to words whispered in the child’s game, “telephone,” are easily transformed into different facts, either adding or subtracting certain details from the story. James Loewen, in The Lies My Teacher Told Me, reveals how much history has been changed by textbook writes so that students studying the textbooks can understand and connect to the information....   [tags: Howard Zinn, James Loewen]
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The Effects of the American Industrial Revolution Described in "A People’s History of the United States", "America: A Narrative History" and "A Histor - The mid 19th century is one of the major turnaround in the history of the United States. That is the time when America became an Industrial giant and emerged as one of the powerful countries in the world. Industrial revolution changed the people’s way of living in the whole world especially the United States from hand and home productivity to machine and factory. America rose from rural and agricultural country to an urban-industrial that introduces new technologies. United States has been through a lot of ups and down in spite of its emergence and three books tells the story of the Industrial America in three different perspectives....   [tags: american history] 1169 words
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Chapter 3 of A People's History of the United States by Howard Zinn - ... “Bostonians rioted also against impressment, in which men were drafted for naval service. The crowd was condemned by a merchant’s group as a “Riotous Tumultuous Assembly of Foreign Seamen, Servants, Negroes, and Other Persons of Mean and Vile Condition.” (Zinn 51) This is probably where Zinn got the idea to name the chapter, “Persons of Mean and Vile Condition”. He dedicated this chapter to the “savages” to show their efforts and their backstory. “This is to let you understand that I your child am in a most heavy case by reason of the country, is such that it causeth much sickness, as the scurvy and the bloody flux and diverse other diseases, which maketh the body very poor and weak....   [tags: Prejudice, Poverty, Discrimination] 626 words
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A Brief History of the People and Relations of the United States-Mexican Border - A Brief History of the People and Relations of the United States-Mexican Border Wind tugging at my sleeve feet sinking into the sand I stand at the edge where the earth touches ocean where the two overlap a gentle coming together at other times and places a violent clash Across the border in Mexico stark silhouette of houses gutted by waves, cliffs crumbling into the sea, silver waves marbled with spume gashing a hole under the border fence....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Howard Zinn's A Review of A People’s History of The United States - A Review of A People’s History of The United States      A People’s History of the United States concentrates on the personal experiences and struggles of people who lived in the United States from 1492-present. It is a view of history from the common man’s perspective, rather than the view of the leaders and upper class of this country.      The book revolves around the views of history from the oppressed point of view. Howard Zinn makes it clear from the beginning that he will value the views and experiences of the oppressed over the view of the oppressor....   [tags: Howard Zinn essays research papers] 1207 words
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We the People- Examination of the Relationship between the Government and Governed - ... We failed to carry a belief of minimizing the government’s constraints on the people. This society has no conflicts of the criteria presented in the Patriot Act, the actions of the National Security Agency (NSA), or our law enforcement in general. The American people have full faith in Due Process and those who enforce it. Or do we. Through the direct questioning of traditional and non-traditional college students, accompanied by the observation of interactions between people and police, we will conclude a different result and exactly why that is....   [tags: America, United States History]
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The Influence of Film and Radio on the American People in the 30's - ... People enthusiastically embraced jazz but some felt troubled by it because of sexual morale. The middle class thought it as vulgar and connected it to loose morals. A jazz party could help those who couldn’t afford to pay rent by having a “rent party” where an admission fee would be charged. This helped with those who could barley afford living in the city. Gangster films dramatized a world disturbingly similar to corporate and leisure worlds inhabited by middle-class Americans (Lisa Jacobson, Lecture)....   [tags: United States history] 776 words
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United States and the Middle East - Should the United States of America attack Iran if it has begun to enrich uranium to the level that it can create a nuclear bomb. Or sending troops into Pakistan if the government loses what little control it has over its western regions and terrorists take hold. These are some of the question that are constantly asked. There is no decision that is more difficult than the decision of a government to employ military force upon another country. Except in the most clear-cut cases, those decisions are also difficult, this is what some people think....   [tags: War, Iran, United States, Politics]
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The Influence of Malcolm X on United States History - There have been many people throughout United States History who have greatly influenced the nation, including Malcolm X. Malcolm X both positively and negatively affected American society. He is regarded as one of the greatest and most influential African Americans in history, while being a tremendous public speaker and human rights activist, specifically advocating for the rights of African Americans. However, numerous individuals view him as controversial figure due to the widespread portrayal of Malcolm X as a violent and racist character often considered to be the opposite of Martin Luther King, Jr....   [tags: Racial Issues, History]
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The United States Postal Service - The first post office in the United States was established in seventeen seventy-five, which makes it the oldest most reliable post service in history. It is a well know fact that in the beginning, this business was called the Pony Express, which began in eighteen sixty. Years later the US Post office has become the largest company that we rely on to deliver our mail. This mailing institution delivers more mail to a larger area than any other delivery service in the world. They are rendering assistance to more than one million people in North America....   [tags: United States Postal Service, USA, mail,] 1059 words
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Superiority Ideas in the Formation of the United States - Superiority Ideas in the Formation of the United States Superiority ideas are the darkest elements of human nature. The people of the United States appreciate the notion that the nation is progressive and constantly pushing towards the equity and prosperity of all its citizens. However, the United States remains a nation of polarized cities and undemocratic schools. Within the country is a macroculture that forms the cultural norms of America; norms that alienate many of the diverse groups that are in reality the constituents that form the Union....   [tags: United States History Papers]
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History of Advertising in the United States - Good to the last drop. This iconic slogan is just one of many that helped build print media advertising into the powerhouse it is today. With such a powerful slogan like good to the last drop, which was tag lined in 1926 by Maxwell House’s but is still used today, we wonder where did advertising all begin in America. According to P. G. Kishels’ book; The rise of advertising in the United States: a history of innovation to 1960 we learn that advertising started all the way back in the 17th century....   [tags: media, history, marketing, ]
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Sectionalism In The United States: - There were many problems, events, and situations that led to the Civil War. One of the major reasons for the outbreak of the war was sectionalism. Once the United States was split, many of the country's fundamental issues were disputed, with slavery being at the top of the list. Some of the other major issues in dispute were representation, tariffs, and states' rights. Sectionalism is defined as, the sharp socio-economic differences that divided the Northern and the Southern states in the U.S. The most important difference between the north and south was the issue of slavery....   [tags: US United States American History] 1378 words
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The Legalization of Marihuana in the United States - Drugs have been a taboo for many centuries in the United States due to its exotic nature. Most other countries have already legalized drug use or never banned it all. The United States could legalize drugs and bring in many benefits. During the last couple of years legalization has become a major topic throughout the country. Colorado and Washington have become the first to legalize marijuana and both have benefitted greatly from it. If the United States legalized the use of the drugs then the economy would grow, crime rate would fall, and people would be smarter about drug use....   [tags: benefits, history of marihuana] 1643 words
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Events in 1945-1980 that Affected the United States History - ... The Korean War was rather beneficial towards the history of the United States. The nation preserved and promoted the interests of the presence of the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and along with still defending Japan. Also, due to the Korean War it encouraged and gave reason to the U.S. Cold War policies to further increase defense perimeters in Asia involving their military bases and troops. And also the Korean War created the idea of a limited war in later conflicts, were as all the superior powers of all the nations avoided an all-out-war with each other preventing millions of deaths and with the mutual use of nuclear weaponry....   [tags: the Beatles, Korean War, JFK assassination]
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Success of the People of the United States - ... The founding fathers had the ability to see afar off and therefore created numerous goals. One of their main goals was to avoid the issue of tyranny. In order to achieve this goal, the Framers set up different systems to prevent the abuse of power. Federalism was one of these important systems. Federalism was specifically devised to balance the power of the State and national governments and thereby limiting the powers of the national government. In creating a federalist system, the Framers were in effect countering both the British government and the Articles of Confederation....   [tags: constitution, government, federalist] 950 words
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The Uniquity of the Early United States - While it would not become entirely unequaled as a country, the creation of the United States was indeed unique, differentiated amongst others in the sum of its conflicting society, its premature development, and the means by which it continued in its existence. Creating the country involved assimilating numerous ideas from varied origins, though these would later nearly rend it in two. Though it lacked normal criteria of developing nations, the United States compensated in ways that made it equal or possibly better than other countries....   [tags: creation, connected community, principle]
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Income Inequality in the United States - Income inequality not only harms us fiscally, but also affects our mental and physical wellbeing; therefore, it is important to identify the right ways to control wealth distribution among people. History Income inequality in the United States has increased and decreased throughout history, but in the recent years, the widening gap has become a serious issue. Income inequality is usually measured by Gini coefficient. According to this method coefficient varies between 0 and 100; while 0 represents complete equality (income is distributed equally among all the population of the country), 100 represents complete inequality (only one person receives all the country’s income, while the rest of...   [tags: Economic Inequality]
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The United Nations - Around the time of November 2013 the United States received reports of a possible war threat from North Korea with nuclear weapons they posses. Sources say they are working on a KN-08 missile, an intercontinental range weapon which has the potential threat to target America. Russia on March 2014 threaten Ukrainian forces with a full-scale attack towards their country, if they refuse to lower their weapons and surrender for the take over of Crimea. Since in 1991, the Soviet Union went to a complete collapse, Russia began efforts to claiming the island Crimea from Ukraine, as part of their country once again....   [tags: United States, North Korea, World History]
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History of the Cotton Gin and Its Influence on the United States - In 1793, Eli Whitney invented a machine that helped the history of the United States. He invented the cotton Gin. The Cotton Gin is one of the most famous, and most useful inventions in American History. It made harvesting Cotton much easier and far more efficient, but also had a negative effect by increasing the demands for slaves. This experience led to greater improvements by the 21th century. “When Eli was a young man, he worked on a Georgian plantation. He notices the trouble the slaves were having picking seed from cotton bolls....   [tags: inventions that changed history] 770 words
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The History of Inequality in the United States - ... Someone in the lower class is going to have a higher chance of being in poverty, and will likely suffer more inequality because of their inequality. People in the lower class are often going to be people of color. Two major forms of inequality are education and income equality. The relation is that if your income is unequal, you are likely going to suffer inequality in your educational opportunities. Also, if you are poorer or live in a city with less wealth, the schools you have access to are going to be much lower quality....   [tags: slavery, segregation, discrimination, education] 1122 words
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Poverty in The United States - In the United States poverty is not an unknown topic. In fact, poverty has been around for centuries. One particular time in our history that has had the biggest impact to the country would be the Great Depression. The stock market crashed on October 27, 1929 (“The Great Depression (1929-1939)”.). There had never been as severe of a hit before that day. This lasted a lot longer than economists thought. The depression steadily worsened. Spring of 1933 unemployment had risen from 8 to 15 million. With that, the gross national product had decreased from $103.8 billion to $55.7 (“The Great Depression (1929-1939)”.)....   [tags: great depression, inequality, justice]
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History of Immigration in the United States - Throughout the history of the United States immigration has become apart of our country’s fabric which, began centuries ago. Only to become a hot topic in the US in recent years with its primary focus being illegal immigrants. Illegal immigration is when people enter a country without government permission. As of 2008 the Center for Immigration Studies estimated that there are 11 million illegal immigrants in the US which is down from 2007‘s 12.5 million people. Although the Center for Immigration Studies estimates are very different from other estimates that range from 7 to 20 million....   [tags: Immigration ]
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The History of the United States - The history of the United States of America has been extremely dynamic, consisting of many individual periods of time that all have affected the formation of this great nation. From the earliest settlers commencing setup of the first colonies to the controversies over the civil war, the United States has been subject to many trials and tribulations. During the course of our countries history I believe three eras stand out more than others the Constitutional/ Federalist period, Manifest Destiny and American Expansion, as well as the Civil War and Reconstruction era....   [tags: final exam take home test] 961 words
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History of Taxes in the United States - ... This tax was brought into effect to help make up for the lost income at reducing the already high tariffs and excise taxes that the country had relied on so heavily. It wasn’t until the ratification of the 16th Amendment in 1913 that gave Congress the power to collect income tax. Part of the reason that the 16th Amendment passed was that there was the threat of yet another war. Wars are extremely expensive, and the country could not afford to pay for another one without an increase in revenue from taxes....   [tags: income/payroll/corporate and other taxes]
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History of Anthropology in the United States - During the 20th century, anthropology has developed following influential people such as Boas. The four subfields existed for a long time as separate fields, but with the direction of examining human culture within the United States, it became important to be holistic. Each subfield contributed greatly as no one field can study the entire breadth or depth of culture and behavior. However, there are forces that are contributing to each field going in its own direction that can lead to a break-up in the future....   [tags: Ethnic Groups, Native Americans]
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A Brief History of American Abolitionism - Dr. Stanley Harrold is an American Historian of the 19th century. Harrold is a professor at South Carolina State University where he teaches history. Harrold is a well-known scholar that has written numerous informative books and journals. Harrold wrote American Abolitionists and it was published in the year 2001. Harrold provides insight into worldwide slavery and abolitionist studies. Major themes are seen throughout all nine chapters such as, early abolitionists, rebellions, women abolitionists, the second great awakening, anti-slavery associations, the biracial characteristics of the movement, the civil war, emancipation, and the social and racial consciousness among races post war....   [tags: slavery, United States history] 1653 words
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The History of Kansas - The state of Kansas was tossed back and forth between the French, British, Spanish and Americans. France surrendered its North American possessions at the end of the French and Indian War, also known as the Seven Year War. New Orleans and the Louisiana Territory west of the Mississippi were in Spain’s possession in 1762. French territories east of the Mississippi, including Canada, were ceded to Britain. Napoleon, who took power in 1799, aimed to gain control back over North American territory. As part of the Treaty of San Ildefonso, on October 1802 the Spain's King Charles IV signed a decree transferring the Louisiana Territory to France....   [tags: American history, United States]
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Development of the Early Republic - ... Whitney later invented interchangeable parts for the war of 1812. Many other inventions helped with the demands of the growing population, including the first commercial steamboat by Robert Fulton in 1807, and the first US factory created by Samuel Slater. (Warren) One of the biggest issues of the time was the Indians, and their attacks on the colonists. Zinn writes, “In the Revolutionary war, almost every important Indian nation fought on the side of the British. The British signed for peace and went home; the Indians were already home, and so they continued fighting the Americans...” After the revolution, the Native Americans still hated the white man for invading their land, and becau...   [tags: United States history]
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Multicultural Education int the United States - The world is made up of many different types of people, each one having his or her cultural background. Over the years, the United States has become increasingly populated with cultural diversity. This influx has prompted school administrators to recognize the need to incorporate multicultural programs into their school environment including classroom settings, school wide activities, and curriculum as it becomes more evident that the benefits of teaching cultural diversity within the school setting will positively influence our communities, and ultimately the entire nation’s future....   [tags: People, Cultural Background, Education]
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The History of the Fall of Rome: Is the United States Also Destined to Fall? - Between the second century BCE and the first century ACE Rome expanded from a city-state into an empire controlling the Mediterranean Sea, which at the time of the Roman Empire, was the center of the civilized world. As years went by Rome fell. Many people link Rome and the United States together. Rome rose from nothing into a great world power, however, they reached their peak and then fell, much the same, as the United States is today. Rome and the United States are similar in many ways. Rome, at one point, was an advanced civilization that was ruled by a democracy....   [tags: European History] 1522 words
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The Bay of Pigs: One of the Most Important Political Decisions in the History of the United States - The Bay of Pigs was one of the most important political decisions in the history of the United States. The decisions that were made by President John F Kennedy showed us that the United States was far from perfect. The Bay of Pigs Invasion globally embarrassed the United States because of the lack of constructed thought put into it and its completely failed outcome. The Bag of Pigs Invasion was an unsuccessful attempt by United States exiles to overthrow the government of the Cuban Dictator Fidel Castro....   [tags: U.S. History]
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A Brief History of the Great Compromise - ... The New Jersey Plan would have left the Articles of Confederation in place, but would have amended them to somewhat increase Congress's powers. Many delegates felt that separation of powers was not enough to prevent one branch of the government from overruling, so they also created a system of checks and balances to balance power even further. Under this system, each branch of government had the ability to check the powers of the others. Even though the constitution doesn’t mention anything about checks and balances, it was merely a concept of it....   [tags: United States history] 672 words
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The History of the United States Marine Corps - The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States Armed Forces whose sole purpose is to provide an assault force from the sea and to be the initial strike force of the United States Military. The USMC is currently under the Department of the Navy but is recognized as its own branch of the military. The USMC has served in every major war since the Revolutionary War in 1775. (Corps, History and Heritage-Our Purpose, 2014) The USMC’s Core Values, or ethics, are taken very seriously and have been that way since their beginning....   [tags: values, ethics, US military]
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The History of the Chinese Immigrants into the United States - ... The second Opium War in 1856 started because of imperialism with the joining of France and India. In the end, China lost many lands to other countries in which caused the Chinese to lose hope and faith in their own mother country. Therefore, they began to look forward to a better place with hopes and dreams in America. One main reason for Chinese to migrate to America is to look for jobs. When Chinese first came to the United States in 1850s, they took all kinds of jobs that were available: factory work, garment industry, and agricultural jobs....   [tags: money, family, economy, laws, discriminated] 658 words
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The History of Gun Control in the United States - ... Second Amendment rights are the foundation on which the discussion rests (Trotter). Background checks are another way to control the flow of guns in the United States. Background check can be harmful or helpful. The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act of 1993 mandates such checks. In November 1998, the FBI unveiled the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS). Using this electronic system, federally licensed gun dealers can perform and instant background check on anyone trying to purchase a firearm....   [tags: the right to bear arms, 2nd ammendment]
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Racism and Bigotry in the United States History - Racism and bigotry is among the most unsavory of realities in United States history. The injury inflicted on America’s soul will forever be a slowly healing wound as a result of the acts of violence and persecution minorities and homosexual communities alike have endured both in the past and present day. In Jasper, Texas a black man by the name of James Byrd, Jr. became the victim of a crime most Americans hardly believe is still possible. James Byrd, Jr. had no known enemies, and was characterized by his family as a good-natured and loving man who was well liked and always willing to help others....   [tags: James Byrd Jr., Malcom X, Ku Kux Klan] 2080 words
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The History of Unequal Treatment in the United States - ... After that, protection by Union troops allowed both races to register to vote and by September 1867, 703,000 black Southerners had registered to vote compared to the 627,000 whites in the South. The white’s attempted to prevent blacks from electing Republican state government throughout the South but failed. Many African Americans were elected into political offices in the South. In 1868, there was a Republican dominated Congress that passed the 15th Amendment. This Amendment upholds a black man’s right to vote....   [tags: slaves, blacks, whites, rights, cases] 1271 words
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Discrimination and Prejudice in United States History - Discrimination and prejudice are widely known in United States history. In the 1960's the civil rights movement demanded legislation and passed laws, which banned discrimination. Five decades later, it still continues in our society. Discrimination and prejudice occur when a group of people feel they are superior to another, and can be based on a person's color, race, national origin, religion, sex and gay couples. “Racism is a form of oppression in which one racial group dominates over others. In the United States and Canada, Whites are the dominant group and people of Color are the minoritized group; therefore, racism here is White racial and cultural prejudice and discrimination, support...   [tags: civil rights movement] 2787 words
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Overview of the Whaling of the Makah People - The Makah’s Whaling The Makah people indigenous to the Pacific Northwest have a very close and long standing cultural bond to the ocean. This cultural bond is displayed in various forms such as their artwork, history, and lore. One key aspect of their culture has come scrutiny within the past twenty years—whaling. Since 1855, the Makah people have legally held the right to whale in designated waters around their reservation. In the 1920’s, the Makah decided to halt whaling due to a dwindling population of the whales....   [tags: indigenous people, Pacific Northwest]
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The History of the United States Constitution - After the American Revolution, the United States was strained and in need of a new form of government. Representatives of the colonies decided that there was a need to have a written document that held true to what the union of America stood for. They began with the Articles of Confederation. When the Articles failed to properly organize the country, a new approach was needed. After long nights and many debates the forefather's agreed upon drafting a new Constitution that would hold strong for future generations....   [tags: bill of rights, confederation, american revolution]
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History of the United States Constitution - In the year of 1787, the fledgling nation that would later flourish as our modern United States recognized a need for substantial change. The Articles of Confederation that the newly freed country based its government on was severely flawed. It left the government without the power to tax, regulate, and command its resources. In terms of a revolution, it was radically different from the oppressive government it arose from, but it needed more substance. With this in mind, the Constitutional Convention of 1787 was held in Philadelphia, and the result would lay down the foundation for the country we live in today....   [tags: Articles of Confederation] 1348 words
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A Brief History Of U.S.-Cuba Relations - 1810 American settlers in East and West Florida declare independence and rebel against Spain for control of land. April 28, 1823 With newly acquired land the United States has become to within 90 miles of Cuba. Secretary of State John Quincy Adam sends a letter to Minister to Spain Hugh Nelson speculating the likelihood of U.S. “annexation of Cuba” within half a century in spite of deterrents: “But there are laws of political as well as of physical gravitation; and if an apple severed by the tempest from its native tree cannot choose but fall to the ground, Cuba, forcibly disjoined from its own unnatural connection with Spain, and incapable of self-support, can gravitate only towards the...   [tags: Cuba-United States Relations]
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