Everyone always talks about the early America, how it started the thinking of people today. Throughout this report you will understand more about early America. People always say America is a land of beginnings, well after Europeans discovered America, the New World became peoples hope for a new life. They tried to escape from poverty and just to start over. So we know that America started with hope but does the American writers?
The Civil War was over and America had to reunite and rebuild in order to regain its position as a world leader. The end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century brought new trials and new people to America. America was tested in ways it had not been tested before. Millions of immigrants were rushing to the United States in hoped of building a better life for themselves. America got involved in the First World War of its kind.
The American Revolutionary Period was a time of extreme progress. During this time period the Rationalist movement erupted, sparking American interest in intelligence, exploration, and creativity. These kinds of advancements in society were only made possible by the Declaration of Independence. Without the freedom produced by the Declaration, the American Dream of upward mobility would not be possible. This dream of upward mobility was exemplified in the lives of both ordinary people and influential leaders of the time like Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson and Thomas Paine.
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It can clearly be seen that the ideology in which the American people subscribed to prior to the Revolutionary War did go through several challenges and modifications by 1800. Although parties did not arise until after the Revolutionary War, there were still modifications and challenges much earlier, as can be seen in the Continental Army. What is also unique is, despite the numerous challenges and slight modifications, the ideology was able to persist through these traumatic years and shape a nation and a government in ways that history had not before seen done with such ease. This is a true testament to the fortitude and durability of the republican ideology and America as a whole.
The war wasn’t just about Britain holding land and impressing American sailors into their navy; it was a second war of independence. It was the first war as a united country, and it was a small new nation against a large European empire. That we survived woke us up, and let us know that we did have a nation. For the first time, we were united, not for a fight of our homes and freedoms, but for ideals (The Awakening of American Nationalism, AAN). The war of 1812 began long before war was declared.
Ellis Island, a place of immense contentment or great disappointment, has been symbolic of America's immigrant heritage. It is the “golden door”; the place that has stirred hope in the hearts and minds of the soon to be documented. At this site, immigrants were once required to undergo several vigorous exams - both physical and mental, testing whether or not they were capable enough of becoming an American citizen. As time progressed, the process has changed dramatically. With new laws set in place, their future can no longer be determined in minutes, rather months to even years in some cases.