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American Colonies

- American Colonies When settlers from England came to America, they envisioned a Utopia, where they would have a say in what the government can and cannot do. Before they could live in such a society they would have to take many small steps to break the hold England had on them. The settlers of America had to end a monarchy and start their own, unique, form of government. They also had to find a way that they would have some kind of decision making power. The most important change that the colonies in America had to make was to become a society quite different from that in England....   [tags: American America History]

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American History

- President Jackson hated the Bank of the United States. No bank in America had more power than it, and Jackson mistrusted monopolistic banking. The Bank of the U.S. controlled much of the nation’s gold and silver. The President of the Bank was Nicholas Biddle. The war between Jackson and Biddle erupted in 1832, when Daniel Webster and Henry Clay presented Congress with a bill to renew the Bank of the United States’ charter. The re-charter bill was passed through Congress, but was vetoed by President Jackson....   [tags: American History]

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The American Inhabitants

- When the new world was first founded, Christopher Columbus found that there were inhabitants on the new land and he dubbed them the name Indians. He gave them this name because he was in search for India but, instead of heading east from England he went west from England and founded a new land. Much as such as the word American began to form throughout the formation of the new colonies. The word American can be taken literally and used as a sense of freedom. Being taken literally the word American can be broken down into two parts....   [tags: American History]

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The American Dream

- "The American Dream" is that dream of a nation in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with options for each according to capacity or accomplishments. It is a dream of social stability in which each man and each woman shall be able to achieve to the fullest distinction of which they are essentially competent, and be distinguish by others for what they are, despite of the incidental conditions of birth or stance. The American Dream is often something that humanity wonders about....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The American Democracy

- The American Democracy Many people may think that the American way of doing things is the right way of doing things; well at least Americans may think so. I for one reckon it is strange that, like Britain, the US consists of a two-party system, which in my opinion eliminates many thoughts and point of views....   [tags: US Politics American Government]

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The American South

- The American South So you've moved, or been moved, to the South. Or maybe you're thinking about it. You're wondering: What is this place. What's different about it. Is it different, anymore. Good questions. Old ones, too. People have been asking them for decades. Some of us even make our livings by asking them, but we still don't agree about the answers. Let's look at what might seem to be a simpler question: Where is the South. That's easy enough, isn't it. People more or less agree about which parts of the United States are in the South and which aren't....   [tags: American History States Papers]

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The American Dream vs The American Myth

- After being stuck en route for an enormously long period of time, would you think that the destination had better be worth all the time spent getting there. Many people would say yes. Think about it. If you were on a journey which lasted months, possibly years of your life, you would want to arrive at your destination seeing the same thing you had dreamt of during the trip. What if, when you got there, you discovered that the dream was actually a myth. The American settlers discovered just that....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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American Beauty

- American Beauty American Beauty tells the story of one man's search for happiness. The film introduces the audience to Lester Burnham, an ordinary- looking married man and father in his forties. Lester is in a loveless marriage. Lester's wife, Carolyn, is so wrapped-up in her real estate career that Lester often claims that Carolyn doesn't even acknowledge him. Furthermore, Lester's daughter, Jane, is completely distant, often claiming how "pathetic" she thinks her father is. Moreover, Lester has dedicated fourteen years to his occupation, and suddenly, he is in danger of losing his job due to downsizing....   [tags: Film Movies American Beauty Essays]

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American Holocaust

- AMERICAN HOLOCAUST The other side of the story to our great American history is not as pretty as they teach us in grade school. The American Holocaust by David Stannard is a novel full of live excerpts from eyewitnesses to the genocide of the American Indians. He goes as far as to describe what life was most likely like before Europeans came to the Americas and obliterated the "Paradise" so described. Columbus even wrote how beautiful the places were in which he committed acts against the Natives so horrific, it was hard to read about, let alone talk about....   [tags: American History Jewish Holocaust David Stannard]

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American Indians

- The American Indians Between 1609 To 1865 The Native Americans or American Indians, once occupied all of the entire region of the United States. They were composed of many different groups, who speaked hundreds of languages and dialects. The Indians from the Southwest used to live in large built terraced communities and their way of sustain was from the agriculture where they planted squash, pumpkins, beans and corn crops. Trades between neighboring tribes were common, this brought in additional goods and also some raw materials such as gems, cooper....   [tags: essays research papers Native American Indian]

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The Spanish-American War

- The Spanish-American War During the last years of the nineteenth century, the United States would find itself involved in what John Jay, the American secretary of state, later referred to as a "splendid little war; begun with highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that fortune which loves the brave." From an American standpoint, because there were few negative results, and so many significantly positive consequences, John Jay was correct in calling the Spanish-American War a "splendid little war." The defeat of the Spanish forces marked the end of their rule in the Americas and also marked the rise of the United States as a global military power....   [tags: American America History]

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Native American Policy

- Native American Policy In the 30 years after the Civil War, although government policy towards Native Americans intended to shift from forced separation to integration into American society, attempts to "Americanize" Indians only hastened the death of their culture and presence in the America. The intent in the policy, after the end of aggression, was to integrate Native Americans into American society. Many attempts at this were made, ranging from offering citizenship to granting lands to Indians....   [tags: American America History]

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Native American Relations

- Native American Relations During the numerous years of colonization, the relationship between the English settlers and the Native Americans of the area was usually the same. Native Americans would initially consider the settlers to be allies, then as time passed, they would be engaged in wars with them in a struggle for control of the land. This process of friendship to enemies seemed to be the basic pattern in the majority of the colonies. When the English landed in Jamestown in 1607, the dominant tribe of the area was the Powhatan (which the English settlers named after the leader of the tribe, Powhatan)....   [tags: American America History]

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The Spanish American War

- The Spanish American War Hi I'm doing my report on the Spanish American War. In the following pages I will be giving information on how and why the war started, major battles, and the results of the war. I will also include stories from people on the battleship Maine. Introduction The Spanish American War marked the emergence of the United States of America as a world power. The war which lasted only 10 weeks between April and August of 1898 took place over the liberation of Cuba. In the course of the war the U.S....   [tags: American America History]

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Creation of the American Constitution

- Creation of the American Constitution A constitution is the legal structure of our political system, establishing governmental bodies, determining how their members are selected, and prescribing the rules by which they make their decisions. The nation's founders, fifty-five men, met in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 to write a new constitution and to form a new government. George Washington was elected chairman of the convention.The founders were all very well-educated. Over half the delegates had collage degrees, which was rare in the North American continent at that time....   [tags: American America History]

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The New Immigration in American History

- The New Immigration in American History In 1886 the statue of "Liberty Enlightening the World," a gift from the people of France, was dedicated by President Grover Cleveland. Set at the entrance to New York, the statue was just in time to greet the biggest migration in global history. Between 1880 and World War I, about 22 million men, women, and children entered the United States. More than a million arrived in each of the years 1905, 1906, 1907, 1910, 1913, and 1914. Not everyone had to travel in steerage....   [tags: American America History]

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Ratification of the American Constitution

- Ratification of the American Constitution With the Constitution, the elite society protected rights for every American that would secure and ensure our nation's existence for hundreds of years. Under the Articles of Confederation, the United States' government was in a state of chaos. To end the existing chaos and build a stronger democratic society for the future, the government would need to be more powerful and centralized. Thus, the elite class established the rules and boundaries that would protect the rights of all citizens from a suppressive government....   [tags: American America History]

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Was Colonial Culture Uniquely American?

- "Was Colonial Culture Uniquely American?" "There were never, since the creation of the world, two cases exactly parallel." Lord Chesterfield, in a letter to his son, February 22nd, 1748. Colonial culture was uniquely American simply because of the unique factors associated with the development of the colonies. Never before had the conditions that tempered the colonists been seen. The unique blend of diverse environmental factors and peoples caused the development of a variety of cultures that were mostly English, part European, and altogether original....   [tags: American America History]

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Native American Women

- Native American Women On few subjects has there been such continual misconception as on the position of women among Indians. Because she was active, always busy in the camp, often carried heavy burdens, attended to the household duties, made the clothing and the home, and prepared the family food, the woman has been depicted as the slave of her husband, a patient beast of encumbrance whose labors were never done. The man, on the other hand, was said to be an loaf, who all day long sat in the shade of the lodge and smoked his pipe, while his overworked wives attended to his comfort....   [tags: American America History]

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Causes Of The American War Of Independence

- The American Revolution is usually seen as being the same thing as the American War for Independence, starting in 1775 with the battle of Lexington and ending in 1783 with the treaty of Paris. This popular misconception has lead to the most important has lead to the real revolution being forgotten, the change in the way countries are governed and the ideas that lead to it. With the end of the French and Indian wars, the first worldwide war, the British found themselves with a huge national debt....   [tags: American History]

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WW2 And American Involvement

- In this essay I intend to show that it was inevitable that the United States would move from a status of isolationism and neutrality to supporting the Allies and defending democracy, also declaring war on Japan and in the end finishing the war in Europe for the struggling allies. By 1941 The Axis powers, this included Germany and Italy had taken all of Western Europe. Their control had reached as far west as the bay of Biscay on the west coast of France, they reached as far north as Norway and Finland, as far west as the Caspian sea in Russia....   [tags: American History]

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The American Civil War

- Since this chapter is about expansion into the west, I would definitely say that the story about Henry K. Bruce’s move to the west was an appropriate introduction for this chapter. The story told about Pettis Perkinson who attempted to move his farm and slaves into the west from Virginia. Bruce was one of his slaves. The story tells about Bruce’s feelings of excitement as a boy experiencing the new environments of the west for the first time. This is similar to the fervor that many people had for heading west after seeing paintings or reading books about it....   [tags: American History]

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The History of the American Bottom

- Two of the nations largest rivers meet in the American Bottom. The Mississippi and Missouri Rivers served as channels of change to the area, bringing outside influences of many different peoples to an Indian-inhabited land. Like the constant flow of the rivers, there was a constant change in the American Bottom. The progress eventually developed the area into a center of economic activity and gateway to the west, but also excluded native and long-time residents. The Illinois Indians long dominated the American Bottom....   [tags: American History]

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American Rebellion In 1776

- Evaluate the relative importance of three of the following as factors prompting Americans to rebel in 1776. • Parliamentary Taxation • Restrictions of Civil Liberty • British military measures • The legacy of colonial religious and political ideas The mistake that King George and the rest of Britain made was thinking that they could forever keep the colonies under their thumb. These were not the same colonists who came over as British citizens to set up forts. These men and women thought of themselves and American citizens and they did not need a government across the ocean telling them what to do....   [tags: American History]

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Causes Of American Rebellion in 1776

- Evaluate the relative importance of two of the following as factors prompting Americans to rebel in 1776. Parliamentary Taxation The legacy of colonial religious and political ideas British military measures Restrictions of Civil Liberty Some say that the Revolution was destined to happen ever since Settlers set foot on this continent, others argue that it would not have happened if it weren't for a set of issues that finally drove the colonists to revolt. Ultimately, Britain lost control in 1765 when they gave in to the Stamp Act Congress’s boycotts against parliamentary taxation and gave them the idea that they had the power to run a country....   [tags: American History]

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American History Terms

- American History Terms 1. Government role in RR building- Congress was impressed by arguments supporting military and postal needs and began to advance liberal money loans to two favored cross- continent companies in 1862 and added enormous donations of land and tracks. Within the routes the RR’s were allowed to choose alternate mile- square sections in checkerboard fashion 2. Significance of Transcontinental RR- A magnificent engineering feat- most impressive peacetime undertakings. Welded West Coast firmly to the Union....   [tags: American History]

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Factory System And The American Society

- In the late 1700s through the mid-1800s, there was a new type of revolution that was starting and this was of better technology. Many people started ideas while others just improved on those ideas. Many of those inventors are that of Eli Whitney, Jethro Wood, John Deere, Cyrus McCormick, Robert Fulton, Samuel Slater, and Francis Lowell. (Tindall 417). The primary beginning to the revolution was with cotton and the way it was picked and spun. From the beginning, cotton was picked by hand and from there had to be separated in order to get the seeds from the fibers....   [tags: American History]

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The American Civil War

- The American Civil War The incident that began the Civil War involved the demand for the surrender of Fort Sumter, in Charleston, South Carolina. On April 11, 1861, Brigadier General Pierre G. T. Beauregard requested that the fort be surrendered. The Federal commander, Major Robert Anderson, refused. On April 12, 1861, Captain George S. James fired the first shot of the war from a Confederate artillery battery. Artillery exchanges continued through April 13, when terms of capitulation were finally agreed to....   [tags: American History]

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American Industrialization

- Between 1865 and 1920, industrialization caused significant changes in many people’s lives. First, the development of a new railroad system help settle the west and made it more accessible to people. Second, public transit systems in big cities provided an outlet from congested cities. Last, the discovery of a method for transmitting electricity helped to light up our daily lives. I feel that these are three of the most important changes in people’s lives caused by industrialization. First, the building of railroads out west played a huge part in the successful expansion of our country and the fulfillment of American dreams....   [tags: American History]

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American Romanticism

- Just as the European romantics cared about emotions, nature, imagination, meditation, humanity and freedom, the American first "group of great imaginative writers -Irving, Bryant and Poe" (readers Note p 57) -cared about the them too . In their writings, these writers were taken by the romantic ideals empathizing on nature, creating their own world, borrowing sets from the past or from legends, meditating their life, and finding their own explanations to its processes . With such attitudes, these writers made their way into literature as romantics ....   [tags: American Literature]

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The American Renaissance

- The American Renaissance period, circa 1876-1917, heralded a new sense of nationalism with a pride linking to a spirit akin to Greek democracy, the rule of Roman law, and a cultural and educational reform movement often referred to as Renaissance humanism. This American nationalism focused on the expression of modernism, technology, and academic classicism. Renaissance technological advancements include wire cables supporting the Brooklyn Bridge in the State of New York, along with cultural advancements found in the Prairie School houses, Beaux-Arts Institute of Design in architecture and sculpture....   [tags: American Renaissance Literary Masterpieces]

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American Holocaust

- When one looks through the history of the last century, many great atrocities can come to mind. However, the one that is the most common is that of the Holocaust during World War II. People often wonder how something like this could have been allowed to happen. These same people wonder this without realizing that something similar has happened, right within their own shores. Not only this, but they do not realize how previously close we could become to having this happen again. To understand how this could happen again we must first understand how it happened at all....   [tags: American History Jewish Holocaust]

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American Slavery

- Slavery, especially in America, has been an age old topic of riveting discussions. Specialist and other researchers have been digging around for countless years looking for answers to the many questions that such an activity provided. They have looked into the economics of slavery, slave demography, slave culture, slave treatment, and slave-owner ideology (p. ix). Despite slavery being a global issue, the main focus is always on American slavery. Peter Kolchin effectively illustrates in his book, American Slavery how slavery evolved alongside of historical controversy, the slave-owner relationship, how slavery changed over time, and how America compared to other slave nations around the worl...   [tags: USA History Slavery African American]

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The American Dream: The Essence of America

- From the birth of America, to America today, the driving force and the heart of America has always been the “American Dream.” The “American Dream” is a goal for many of people who live in the realms of the Americanized world. I believe that the “American Dream” is controlling my own destiny, becoming successful, and living free. Examples of this dream are things like television, automobiles, supermarkets, malls, Internet, planes, trains, etc. The “American Dream” is success, freedom, and being able to control your own destiny....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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American Public Education

- Public schools in America were regarded as the best public schools in the world up to the 1970's. Today, compared to the development of Asian and European schools, American schools are ranked as some of the lowest schools. Some students are graduating from high school with little or more knowledge about the core classes. For instance, I started school in the US at age twelve, eighth grade, and was placed in college prep classes, even though English was my second language. Fortunately, I had the opportunity to travel and study in different countries like Afghanistan, India, and Yemen....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Hypocrisy of Teaching American History

- The Hypocrisy of Teaching American History Reading, writing and arithmetic, these three subjects are the basic outline for American schools. In those subjects, where does history fit in. Some believe that teachers avoid history because of how corrupt America has been. James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, says, "Parents may feel undermined when children get tools of information not available to adults and use them in ways that seem to threaten adult-held values." (Loewen 296.) The adults had to learn the same false history children are being taught today....   [tags: American History]

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Hispanic American Diversity

- Hispanic American Diversity Hispanic groups of all origins have a profound interest when relocating to the United States. Hispanic groups such as Mexican Americans, Puerto Ricans, Cuban Americans and Central and South Americans share the same common interest of prosperity and a future for their families. Language of these groups is commonly Spanish speaking and they relish with religion of the Roman Catholics and Protestant faith. The United States Census Bureau shows different percentages in poverty and the differences of these groups acquiring the English language separately....   [tags: American Culture]

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Values In Early American Literature

- Values in Early American Literature "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness," says the Declaration of Independence. This phrase encompasses three major values shown throughout early American literature. The strong belief in religion, freedom, and a strong will for a better life. Each piece had one or more of these themes within them....   [tags: American Literature]

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Motives Of The Spanish American War

- The Spanish American War started in 1898 and lasted about four months. Although the war might have seemed focused on freeing Cuba from Spain and gaining independence for Cuba and the Philippines, it was actually stimulated by nationalism and commercialism. Commercialism was a major factor when declaring war because the United States depended on Cuba and the Philippines for trade and business with other countries, especially in Asia and Latin America. Another major factor for the war was that the United States wanted to spread its Anglo-Saxon culture around the world and emerge as a world-wide power....   [tags: American History]

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American Culture in the 1920's

- During the 1920’s sometimes referred to as the "Jazz Age", America was taking its last final steps from the traditional period to new era of modernization. It was a time in which American popular culture reshaped itself in response to the urban, industrial, consumer- oriented society America was becoming (Brinkley 641). In this reshape two sides stood in defense of their beliefs, the traditionalist who wanted America to stay the same or go back to the way it was. Rebelling against the new customs and morals of the urban middle class, they sought to defend older values....   [tags: American History]

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Issues Of Early American Settlement

- In the early settlement of America, disease and forced labor played a significant role. In the Spanish colonies from Florida and Southward, smallpox took an enormous toll on the conquerors and the native peoples. The so-called “black legend” regarding the Spanish and Portuguese was actually somewhat true, but also somewhat misleading. The concept held that “the conquerors merely butchered or tortured the Indians (‘killing for Christ’), stole their gold, infected them with smallpox, and left little but misery behind.” (Kennedy, p....   [tags: American History]

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American Colony Lifestyles

- So close yet so far The lifestyle in the three American colonies sections, varied dramatically, the most obvious was the difference between the New England and the Southern colonies. The New England colonies varied in many ways from the southern colonies, the most obvious were the motives for the founders, the political and social beliefs, and economic differences. The New England colonies were much more interested in starting a new way of life for the generations to come, the Southern colonies based lived for the day and the quick dollar....   [tags: American History]

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How the American Revolution Changed American Society

- The American Revolution changed the political and social aspects of the United States. After the war ended many things changed in the states. From the political stand point women still had power but gained a few rights after the war and since the states where now free from British rule they could now create their own form of central government and elected a leader. On the social and economical side the belief of egalitarianism was widely being accepted, and mercantilism ended so the colonies were no longer forced from imported and export goods to England....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]

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Attempts to Unite the American Colonies before the American Revolution

- Since the founding of the Thirteen Colonies, the colonists enjoyed a degree of autonomy and self sufficiency from the mother country, England. The colonies had colonial assemblies, which were more democratic than England’s and were independent governments. British mercantilist laws were not strictly enforced due to the policy commonly referred to as salutary neglect. However, as the British increasingly ignore the problems the colonies faced, the colonies began to look for a common government to lead them....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]

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Cultural Differences Between Native Americans and the American Colonists

- When the colonists came to America, they classified the Native Americans as complete brutal savages. But was that a correct assumption. The Native Americans lived a life that was a complete opposite from the way that the Europeans were accustomed to. The Native Americans believed that the land was shared by everyone and not one person could own it. The Native Americans also had a polytheistic religion which completely went against the beliefs of the colonists. The colonists viewed the Native Americans as savages and barbarians because their ways of living were different....   [tags: american history, American Indians, Colonial Ameri]

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The American Dream: An Essential Part of America

- The American dream is about working hard for what you are trying to achieve. The American dream comes from our past clear down to today and with influences it becomes a superior ambition. Even though the dream grows more throughout time; the dream is stronger and it’s easier to achieve what you want to have in this nation as a dreamer. The American dream has been discussed in literature for more than two centuries in our history. Way earlier in time before anything, our first used way of the American dream was not recognized, yet it was done by the first people in the Americas known as the Puritans....   [tags: American Dream Essays]

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To Be An American

- To Be An American The United States is a nation full of millions of different types of people. However, each of those people has one major thing in common; they are all Americans. Many people wonder what it takes to be a true American, but the answer is something not so difficult to determine. Essentially, being an American means to show patriotism and pride of the country, to be very fortunate compared to other countries, and unfortunately, to show a lack of appreciation for all the great things America provides....   [tags: American Culture]

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Native American And Asian American

- “Where are you from?” “America” “No, where are you actually from?” These are the two questions that I get asked regularly by non-Asians. I always reply “Well I was born and raised in America but my family comes from Hong Kong.” I grew up constantly being told to take pride in being Chinese, however, I was also consistently told by my family to be proud that I even have the opportunity to grow up in America. There was never a definite answer as to what I was, so I learned to accept both. I am Asian American....   [tags: Asian American, White American, United States]

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Asian American And Asian Americans

- Since the first influx of Asian immigrants to the United States, Asian Americans were never treated as an integral part of the American population. Accounting for five percent of the US demographic, often times, they are still portrayed by provincial people as outsiders who do not belong in society. Over the years, this negative mentality has transformed into the way Asian Americans are viewed in media. Though there are many attempts of reversing the trend such as diversifying the cast members, stereotypical personalities such as “the human calculator” or “undesirable partner” are still utilized for writers to infuse racial slurs into comedy skits....   [tags: Asian American, White American, Stereotype]

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American Indians

- American Indians form one of the minorities groups in America. Yet their native soil has the leading population in the world. America was inclined by their viewpoint before the first settler. Many of the Indians came to America as early as the turn of the century, in which they were deprived of residency until a congressional act was approved in 1946(Lee 106). Most Indians have supplied abundant assistance to the culture and flawless being of US; majorities of these donations regulate to the science field....   [tags: Native Americans, American History]

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Asian Americans : An Asian American

- As an Asian American, I have several points to discuss in terms of stereotypes. Through a variety of media, Asian Americans are portrayed by socially constructed stereotypes that are either positive or negative to our community. By explaining the definition of a stereotype and listing three specific ones identified, these points reflect our cultural values. These stereotypes include the concept of model minority, the insinuation that Asians are highly skilled at mathematics, and assumptions of our food ways....   [tags: Asian American, United States, White American]

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American Colonists And The American Revolution

- In the American colonies on April 19th, 1775, the American colonists were being ruled over by Great Britain. American colonists were being pushed to their breaking points as British generals were sent to America to try to “maintain order”. The colonists wanted nothing more than to be freed from British rule and rid themselves of the taxes that were placed on their heads. The colonists temporarily stopped these taxes once they dumped the British tea into the Boston harbor on December 16th, 1773. Although most of the tea was easily recovered, the message still stood that the American colonies wanted out of the system....   [tags: American Revolution, Boston Tea Party]

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The American Of American Indians

- Ordinary people can change the structure of our society in their daily lives. According to the Franks’s Asian Pacific American History, Agency is a term used to describe people making history. People can assert agency by grouping together and forming protests, joining labor movements and campaigning for a presidential candidate that represents them. There are many events in the past and present that individuals have strongly assert a sense of agency. Throughout our history, we understand how American Indians, blacks, and whites played a vital role in creating what America is now today....   [tags: United States, Slavery, American Revolution]

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American Imperialism

- American Imperialism has been a part of United States history ever since the American Revolution. Imperialism is the practice by which large, powerful nations seek to expand and maintain control or influence on a weaker nation. Throughout the years, America has had a tendency to take over other people's land. America had its first taste of Imperialistic nature back when Columbus came to America almost five hundred years ago. He fought the inhabitants with no respect for their former way of life, took their land, and proceeded to enslave many of these Native Americans....   [tags: American History]

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The American Revolution

- The term ‘revolutionary’ has been defined as something ‘involving or causing a complete or dramatic change’. The American Revolution did just that, with the colonises demanding economic, social and political change. Never before had all the colonies risen up against the British colonial rule, demanding change. The Revolution was primarily based on economic terms; between 1763 and 1775 the colonies were no longer proud to be under British rule. Instead, the colonies had seen the British Empire as exploitive and unconstitutional, this was primarily due to the taxes passed on America....   [tags: American Revolution]

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The American Of The British

- Like any other citizen, the colonists were a genuine crowd. They would grumble or address an issue when difficulties were out of control and impacted by whomever had any similarity of initiative characteristics. Regular citizens are effortlessly lead and misdirected, they have basic needs and frequently no considerable desire past their own particular individual cravings. The bottom line is that the colonists, who dwell in the colonies that the British desire to rule, do not impart a common getting a kick out of the chance to the rules that the British has created....   [tags: American Revolution]

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American Dreams : The American Dream

- Since the very first steps taken on American soil people have dreamt of pursuing the American dream. What is the American dream. Many people believe that the American dream shouldn’t be defined in one simple sentence. To some people the American dream means getting a new car and to others a new home, but for many Americans it has a deeper meaning. As we have seen equality has been a struggle from the beginning; but it has led to liberty in other places. The accomplishments that are found today within the United States did not come without struggles....   [tags: United States, White American, Race]

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African American And Indian American

- The two families that I am going to research are African American, and Indian American. The families have many different things that I will be discussing. In order for me to tell which one had more people, and more problem I have to dig deep into their background, and the roots of their family history. I quote The earliest recorded African and Native American became connected with April 1502, when slaves from Africans were taken to Hispaniola, some of the Africans slaves escaped to Santo Domingo (EBONY) http://www.ebony.com/life/5-things-to-know-about-blacks-and-native-americans-119#axzz40WZaU6xB....   [tags: African American, Family, Race, Democratic Party]

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American Dreams And The American Dream

- American Dream Everyone grows up with the thought of an American dream in mind . Unfortunately that American dream is only limited to the people who are not of color. Sadly the people of color and the american dream don 't match up to well. I feel that this is because it can’t be easily obtained due to improper education and never being given the opportunity to show what they’re made of. Maybe if we weren 't categorized by our living arrangements, or the amount of our wealth, or better yet being presumed as these incompetent animals who aren’t good for nothing....   [tags: Black people, Racism, Colored, White American]

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The American Revolution

- The American Revolution was a very important part in American History, because it is when the colonies of America gained independence and became the United States of America. Enlightenment thoughts had been floating around, giving people many new ideas - one of them being independence of Britain. Colonists were ready for independence, they had a population consisting of 2.1 million people by 1770, and compared to Britain, there were many more opportunities for people to take advantage of in America because the English class system was absent....   [tags: American History, Britain, America, Colonies]

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The American Of American Slavery

- When looking back in history, perhaps the greatest challenge of ours is placing ourselves in the shoes of those involved and seeing the world through their eyes,regardless of how unpleasant or unusual it may seem. This is especially necessary when reviewing and analyzing the institution of American slavery. Although many regard slavery as a black mark on the history of this and many other countries, it is still an integral part of it. Understanding American history would not be possible without confronting both sides of the argument of slavery....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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The American Dream

- This study will define the problem of racism in the falsity of the American Dream as defined in the writings of Alger, Dalton, Jen, Baldwin, and Cisneros. The notion of equality and fairness in the American Dream has often been defined through the false presumption that hard work will allow the individual the reward of fame and fortune. However, racism against minorities, such as Chinese immigrants, is defined in the Chang family’s struggle to join a local white country club in “In the American Society” by Gish Jen....   [tags: Racism, White American, Race, African American]

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The American Revolution

- On the eve of the American Revolution, colonists have signified and ensured their newly discovered identity by coming together to rid the American colonies of the British monarchical influence. Throught means of newly developed legislatures, both passive and aggressive protests, and formation of propaganda were the American colonists able to engrave their identity on the future of America forever. The British Empire has had a long lasting and strong influence on the American colonies for over three centuries....   [tags: American Revolution, British Empire]

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The American Revolution

- The American Revolution is without a question one of the, if not the most, important period in the beginning of American history. Between 1765 and 1783, the colonists rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy after a series of taxes and tariffs were forced upon them, finally the colonists then ultimately overthrew their authority and founded the United States of America. Many historians and authors have debated over the exact reason and overall effects of the War for Independence, however, all agree of the significance and importance of this event....   [tags: United States, American Revolution]

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The American Fallacy

- George Carlin once said, “They call it the American Dream because you have to be asleep to believe it.” Unfortunately, he wasn’t too far from the truth. This American Dream once suggested that hard work would pay off over time. The big house and shiny new car, albeit cliché and materialistic, were the goals through which the people of this country sought rigorous education and a decent salary. Now, with unemployment at an all time high and millions of Americans living below or on the poverty line, it’s difficult to determine whether the dream is to obtain these things or to simply “get by”....   [tags: american dream, job, unequality]

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The American Revolution

- Often discussions of the American Revolution rely primarily on the positive outcomes for the majority of male, land owning, Protestants. Further examination shows the other groups found less success with the new nation’s independence. While some within these groups may have seen some favorable changes after the war, the overwhelming population instead gained less. Sometimes this was due to backlash for siding with the British, or developing views on racial superiority. Regardless of motivation, many did not find themselves receiving the benefits that many fought for, including Native Americans, African Americans, and Loyalists....   [tags: United States, American Revolution]

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The American Revolution

- The American Revolution happened because of many different things all piling up and intensifying. Throughout the time of the colonies, from beginning to the Revolution, Great Britain would do things to irritate the colonies and the colonies would aggravate the mother country. The revolution in a way started with one focus and ended on a whole different level. People on both sides of the spectrum had a change in views, opinions, obstacles, etc. Almost the entire time that the colonies were under British rule there were quite a number of discrepancies....   [tags: American Revolution, United Kingdom]

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The American Revolution And American Civil War

- The American Revolution and the American Civil War questioned the integrity and outlook of the men and women that encompassed the North American continent. There was a significance in difference between even the most basic aspects of both wars which include the style of battle that was conducted, variation in armory and defense tactics, and the number of casualties. One similarity is probably the cause of both wars which involved the preservation of the current system of government and remain unified....   [tags: United States, American Revolution]

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The American Colonies

- Up until the American colonies had become established, the colonists were highly dependent upon the military and economic support of Great Britain. Though the colonies Britain’s only concern was profit and not the wellbeing of the colonies, especially in Boston, the desire for this support, as well as the necessity, dissipated. As this happened, two groups were formed; the Tories, who supported staying with England and loyal to the king, and there were the Whigs, who supported liberty and patriotism and wanted the right to self-government....   [tags: American Revolution, Thirteen Colonies]

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American Colonists

- American Colonists You wil be amazed to learn that which has been occurring in the American colonies. Chaos reigns where once there existed reverence; rage has displaced peace. Some wick ed force has corrupted the colonists’ hearts against their own king and, therefore, against their own best interests as wel. Moreover, the fuel for this sinful fire, in a large part, emerges from a tiny pamphlet, writen anonymously – and for this and li tle else, I give its author credit for inteligence. If identified, I imagine that this traitor would suffer greatly for the outrageous views he presents in Common Sense, which strikes me as anything but common sense....   [tags: American History Religion Essays]

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It Was the American Revolution and NOT the American War for Independence

- Independence was the main focus of the colonies after monarch rule of the British. During this key period of American history, "The American Revolution" would be a more appropriate term instead of "The War for Independence." In the dictionary, the term "revolution" is defined as an overthrow of one government and its replacement with another. The American Revolution gives a broader sense of what is going on; starting from the initial ideology of independence, the acts and protests carried out based on this ideology, and the war that resulted from it....   [tags: American War for Independence]

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African Americans And American History

- Many individuals can say that America is mostly run by Caucasian men. From presidential candidates to law enforcers, white males dominate these areas the most. The four founding fathers in American history were also white man. The flaw in history is that the most dangerous American is an angry Caucasian man holding a gun. With recent news going around about the killings of African Americans caused by white officers; this made many individuals fearful for their lives. Even though some individuals aren’t pleased about the superiority of white men; new issues are rising every day....   [tags: White people, Black people, White American]

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An American War

- American involvement in Vietnam was largely in response to Cold War polices and Strategies. Kennedy took a much more laid back approach to Vietnam than Eisenhower did. He only wanted to support the South and not give them direct military aid by getting involved. Kennedy believed that the nations themselves should bear the burden of fighting the war and America would merely give them supplies and political support. However, the administration’s attempt to help the South largely failed because neither the South Vietnamese nor the Americans knew how to deal with guerrilla warfare....   [tags: American Involvement, Vietnam, Cold War]

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American History : American Civil Religion

- American culture is made up of a number of different influences one of them being holidays. On of those esteemed holidays is Thanksgiving, which was made a national holiday in 1863 by President Abraham Lincoln (History.com Staff). It was made a holiday at the time in order to bring the nation together during a time of pain and suffering. In this day and age, it is meant for families to come together and give thanks for what they have over a large meal, which is surrounded by football games, family recipes, and shopping....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The American Revolution

- During the mid to late 1700s, the colonists fought harder for their independence than ever before. Before the American Revolution started, many colonists were starting to get tired of the mother country (England) controlling every little thing they did. Any type of economic activities never benefited any of colonies, while England reaped most of the benefits through the mercantile system. Also England suffered many issued many financial problems in their own country. They felt that the colonists should also be held responsible for their debt....   [tags: Boston Tea Party, American Revolution]

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A Reflection On American History

- Reflecting upon the first couple of weeks of my final semester as an undergrad student, I have to say I am excited about what this semester holds. I am glad I did not take the easy way out by only taking simple electives my last semester of college. I feel as if I am challenging myself to become a more enlighten and knowledgeable scholar. This African American History II class is one I look forward to coming. Besides the slow start, because of the snow, I feel as a class we are truly on a roll. From the amazing documentary, Slavery by Another Name, to the readings, and the class discussions, I believe as a class we are really on the move....   [tags: African American, White American]

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The American Revolution

- The American Revolution was radical, giving inspiration to oppressed peoples of the world. This paved the way for later profound protests and changed how society would view the social aspects of a revolution. Most events that are radical are shown with a group of people overthrowing authority. The Revolution is made up of many events important events but the focus of this thesis will be on the Stamp Act, Pope’s Day, Boston Tea Party, Boston Massacre, and Taxation without Representation. Most history related books or articles used to focus on the elites but there were important figures who were of lower class....   [tags: American Revolution, Boston Tea Party]

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The American Revolutionary War And African Americans

- A Revolution as defined by Webster’s dictionary is a fundamental change in political power or organizational structures that takes place in a relatively short period of time when the population rises up in revolt against the current authorities. Although the American Revolution does align with this definition, the change that came for white Americans after the war was not applied to African Americans. Americans fought the British for what they believed were their natural rights, African Americans were not granted their natural rights until many years down the road; therefore the American Revolution was hardly revolutionary for African Americans....   [tags: American Revolutionary War]

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African Americans And African American Males

- African American males are looked down upon when it comes to being successful in life. Additionally, some people do not pay attention when African Americans males succeed in college but are only concerned when they failed. People who do not support African American males place all of them in a specific group and look at them as a disgrace. Therefore, some Black males develop habits that result to failing. Demonstrating a lack of motivation, promoting negative stereotypes, and putting all their efforts into athletics are three factors that impede African American males from succeeding at four-year universities....   [tags: African American, Race, University]

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African Americans : African American Hair

- African American Hair “I’m black and I’m cursed. God cursed me with terrible hair!” I personally know that trying to manage African American hair can be very difficult because unlike Caucasians black people have a rougher grade of hair. No one really knows why God gave Caucasians fast growing soft hair and black people slow growing rough hair. As a African American female I can testify that my hair doesn’t grow fast and I am a proud “creamy crack “user so therefore the chemicals from relaxers I use makes my hair straight and bouncy....   [tags: African American, Black people]

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