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The American Of The Vietnam War Era

- However, to view the Native-sympathetic Western as a wholly British phenomenon would be misleading. American productions of the Vietnam War era, such as Little Big Man (1970) and Soldier Blue (1970), attest the skepticism of the film industry on both sides of the Atlantic towards U.S. intervention. Nevertheless, in the broader context of the American Western genre as a whole, films such as these that redrew racial conventions were the exception rather than the rule, as is indicated by their “revisionist” (that is, unorthodox) classification....   [tags: United States, Vietnam War]

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The Vietnam War And Era

- The Vietnam War and Era has been a strange configuration of differing parts. So many differing parts, which more often than not, historians struggle to find a way to accurately make sense of this behemoth of history. In an effort to make sense of Vietnam, it must first be segmented. Unlike previous military consumed eras, the Vietnam era has no general consensus for long. It must be fragmented by topic, antiwar, politics, soldier’s perspective, cultural changes on the home front, and military engagements....   [tags: Army, Vietnam War, Military, Anti-war]

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Douglass And The Civil War Era

- After suffering the overwhelming ferociousness and inhumanity of being a slave for over two decades , a black man by the name of Fredrick Douglass fled from enslavement and began to make a concerted effort to advance himself as a human being. Combating many obstacles and resisting numerous temptations, Douglass worked assiduously to develop into a knowledgeable gentleman rather than the involuntary alternative of being an unenlightened slave. In doing so, Douglass successfully immerged as one of the Civil War era’s most prominent antislavery orators....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The Cold War Era Of Human History

- While the definition of power is a point of contention among scholars such as Morgenthau and Waltz, there is a general agreeance that power in an international sense is the ability to coerce a decision based on the political, military or economic clout a nation is able to exert onto another. By this definition the Cold War era of human history is one of the most prevalent examples of both economic and political power (referred too as “Hard” power) as well as cultural influence as a form of power (known instead as “soft” power)....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Soviet Union]

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The Civil War And Reconstruction Era

- The Civil War era divided the United States of America to a point that many Americans did not foresee as plausible throughout the antebellum period. Generating clear divisions in even the closest of homes, the era successfully turned businessmen, farmers, fathers, sons, and even brothers into enemies. Many historians would concur that the Reconstruction Era ushered in a monumental turning point in the nation’s history. The common rhetoric of what the Reconstruction Era was like according to historians is that it was a euphoric era....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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The Civil War And The Reconstruction Era

- The 1860s, a decade that encompassed the American Civil War and the Reconstruction Era, was an immensely controversial time. The country was literally divided along the issue of slavery, but President Lincoln was able to reunite it under the Emancipation Proclamation. However, even after Reconstruction was well under way and amendments to reconcile slavery were in the process of being ratified, “[f]ormer Confederates almost universally rejected the principle of black suffrage, and few accepted the constitutional legitimacy of Reconstruction.”¹ Many white southerners, knowing that black Americans held the majority in the South, sought ways to control and manipulate them once again in order to...   [tags: United States, American Civil War, Race]

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The War Of The Vietnam Era

- KABUL, Afghanistan – I can’t express how grateful I am. If it was necessary to go to war for my adopted country, I’m grateful that it’s in this era instead of the Vietnam era when Americans who opposed that conflict mistreated and disparaged veterans. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Vietnam War veterans returning home were vilified, denigrated and physically and verbally attacked. They were spat on, and anti-war protestors called the troops some of whom were maimed or wheel chair bound from injuries they suffered in the war murderers and baby killers....   [tags: United States Army, Vietnam War, United States]

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Civil War And Reconstruction Era

- In 1863 the Emancipation Proclamation liberated all slaves in states that were insubordinate. In addition, slaves paid the cost for their flexibility as liberation presented fresh hardships, insecurities, and mortification. However, during the post-Civil War and Reconstruction Era, a slave’s battle for opportunity transformed into a simple battle for survival. Furthermore, most slaves were discharged from their former master plantations, poor, broke, and with just the clothes on their backs. As a matter of fact, compensation for ex-slaves likewise changed in light of the apparent worth of that individual and difficult work was considered effectively replaceable amid the post-Civil War era....   [tags: Slavery in the United States, American Civil War]

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The Cold War Era

- ... The Defense Strategic Guidance of 2012 reflects the new fiscal constraints that will affect the United States military for the foreseeable future. In an introductory letter, the President admits that tough fiscal choices loom ahead and missions will require a whole of government approach. In order to fund some of the most expensive technologically advanced programs, like next generation fighters and other high end systems which bring the United States some level of advantage in regular warfare, something else will go unfunded....   [tags: world war II, conflicts, russia, communism]

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Modern Combat During The Korean War Era

- Modern Combat Compared to History So if we compare our current military to that of the Korean War Era what will it show us. Looking at the distinctions of Task Force Smith today, you will notice a substantial difference in the training of today’s soldiers, added to the present amount of combat experience, thus creating a more situational aware and prepared soldier. Really, it does no justice to look at the paradigms, because we still fight with air, naval, and ground forces, they are just bigger, faster, and more powerful....   [tags: World War II, Korean War, Cold War, United States]

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Freedom During The Second World War Era

- The word freedom gives us the rights to act, speak, and think. The meaning of freedom changes over the course of the following four periods: the Second World War, the Cold War era, the 1960s, and the era of neoliberalism. The following periods have different meaning of freedom. During the Second War, freedom is exemplified through Roosevelt’s four freedoms, the inequality for minorities whereas the Cold War era exemplifies freedom as anti-communism and democracy. Also, the 1960’s focused freedom on civil rights movements and the era of neoliberalism exemplified the rebirth of our country....   [tags: United States, World War II, Cold War]

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The Civil War Era And The Early Days Of Reconstruction

- During the Civil War Era and the early days of reconstruction, the terms of freedom were being negotiated. From the two articles of Week 9, 1. What are a few ways the formerly enslaved individuals insisted on their freedom, and thus changed their relationships with the planters. Following the Union victory, the emancipation proclamation took full effect in all regions of the former Confederacy. While wages were an important factor that saw increases (if they even existed) prior to Reconstruction, General Hurlbut building on Bulter 's laws regarding "increased wages for freeman, as well as decreasing their frequency of pay....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery]

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Reconstruction in the Post-Civil War Era

- After the Civil War, the South lay in ruins. Streets were lined with the lifeless bodies of Confederate soldiers whilst the buildings smoldered right down to their foundations. In an effort to restore the South to its former charm, the U.S. government plunged the country into what is now called the Reconstruction Era. President Lincoln’s approach towards reconstruction, known as the 10% Plan, was rivaled by the collaborative effort of Henry Davis and Benjamin Wade; known as the Wade-Davis Bill. Both plans never made it into effect, but they set a precedent for more rivalries to come....   [tags: USA, American History, American Civil War]

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The Horrors of War in the Modern Era

- Indeed, with the topic of War as our main theme this year, I have come to the conclusion that it certainly brings immeasurable mass destruction. War is an unfortunate event that leads to violence, destruction, slaughter as well as annihilation. The last few centuries mark a significant era of Wars that have killed millions of people. These wars, particularly the U.S. Civil War in 1861 and the Second World War in 1939, give us a broader understanding of the horrors that an individual faced during a violent period....   [tags: War, American History]

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The United States And Europe During The Civil War Era

- The Cause of All Nations does make a good case for a linkage between the societal movement between the United States and Europe during the Civil War Era. Europe in the 1860s was a place where the Republican ideals of the United States were looked upon as a model for Europe. This was particularly true following the failure of the Revolutions of 1848. The liberals of Europe looked at the Democracy in the United States, and the opportunities for advancement that were possible in the United States compared to Europe....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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The Post-War Era

- The Second World War concluded and the United States became the single most powerful nation in the western world. American history explains the participation of America in the international arena effectively, but when it comes to the domestic arena much is excluded. History has deprived new generations from being able to acknowledge the essential changes that took place within the United States during the Post-war era. The most common struggle during this time period was the return of American veterans to home ground....   [tags: After WWII, 1945-1950]

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George Washington And Thomas Jefferson And The Civil War Era

- Throughout the speech, Wallace cultivates southern pride by evoking images of the Old South which further highlights its timeless connection to southern identity. While Wallace uses references of the Founding Fathers and the Civil War era to create an urgent lamentation for Alabamians to restore the former glory of the region, those references also enhance the theme of memory and pride in southern history and heritage. Initially, Wallace highlight the importance of Southerners and Southern values in founding the United States as he references George Washington and Thomas Jefferson who “played a most magnificent part in erecting this great divinely inspired system of freedom” (Wallace)....   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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The Differences Between Mao And The Cold War Era

- The Sino-Soviet split was akin to a bitter divorce where it had spurred on innuendos of both guilt and innocence that lay on both sides. The deteriorating relationship between the communist powerhouses, leading to their eventual separation was founded by their deeply rooted ideological differences which Mao refused to compromise on and wavering in his path towards his revolutionary agenda. Once common allies, had now gradually drifted apart as in regards to separatist ideals in the direction of international communism....   [tags: Cold War, Communism, People's Republic of China]

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The Cold War: An Era of Fear

- An Era of Fear Truman had just demonstrated the raw power of the nuclear bomb, in order to end World War II, in 1945. The cost of war had immediately changed; the world had seen that whole cites could be obliterated within seconds. This would send a paralyzing shock through the world. After World War II the world was split between two economic idealities, Communism and Capitalism. This would drive America and The Soviet Union into the Cold War. The Cold War was an exceptionally distinct war that manifested a fear within Americans that was beautifully captured in the literature and films made by the people that experienced the Cold War....   [tags: soviet union, nuclear bomb]

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New Technology in the Civil War Era

- New Technology In The Civil War Era My research project is about the new technology that was used during the Civil War. There was new weapons used during the war and also other technologies that helped with the war. These helped change the way people lived and made life easier for them. The Repeating Rifle was used during the Civil War by 1863. These guns could fire more than one bullet before they needed to be reloaded. The most popular one was called the Spencer Carbine and it could shoot seven shots in 30 seconds....   [tags: weapons, railroads, transportation]

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The French Revolution And The Cold War Era

- From the French Revolution through the Cold War Era, modern Europe experienced a significant need to establish dominance in every realm of society. Dominance can be defined as one group wielding power and control over another, which can happen through use of physical force, political changes, or indoctrination. Each of the eight authors discussed in this paper demonstrates how those in power created a new sense of order, established a new cultural identity, and utilized education as a means of teaching subservience....   [tags: French Revolution, Europe, Louis XVI of France]

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The Civil War Era Of The United States

- There are very few provisions in the Constitution of the United States about the qualifications of the Electors that make up the Electoral College. “Article II, section I, clause 2 provides that no Representative or Senator , or person holding an Office of Trust or Profit under the United States shall be appointed as Elector.” At the beginning, the 14th Amendment provided that some state officials who had engaged in an insurrection or rebellion against the United States or had given comfort and aid to the enemies of the United States would not be able to serve as an Elector in the Electoral College....   [tags: President of the United States, Elections]

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The World War Era Of The United States

- During the World War era, the United States began as one of the last countries to industrialize its production rate, however it ended up being the biggest producer in the world with the help of the conveyer belt; factories could produce faster and cheaper and so, production rates skyrocketed. The production factories gave jobs to many people and so it strengthened the economy. In other words, the more production, the stronger economy, however, since factories produce unwanted residue waste, the more production, the more they created hazardous waste....   [tags: Recycling, Waste, Status Quo, Waste management]

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The American Wing Of The Civil War Era Gallery

- In Germany, an artist named Otto Boetticher who came to the United States around 1850 and he painted his creation the Seventh Regiment on Review, Washington Square, New York. This painting can be found in the American Wing of the Civil War Era gallery, accession number 54.90.295. The collection the painting belongs to is the “The Edward W. C. Arnold Collection of New York Prints, Maps, and Pictures, Bequest of Edward W. C. Arnold, 1954.” The painting is oil on canvas painting in 1851. As the painting is found in the American Wing of the Civil War Era gallery, the painting is surrounded by many other paintings from the same era....   [tags: United States, New York City, American Civil War]

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The Roosevelt Era And The Cold War

- Post World War 2 America was a time of great games and economic success period the US economy had seen a resurgence, and the middle class was as strong as it has ever been. None the less, the prosperity that was game had its setbacks. Uncertainty loomed over the public as Citizens brace themselves for the worse, the sheer reality that nuclear Carnage could be a reality. This seemingly golden age of American society was clouded by the threat of the Cold War, and the domestic and foreign policies of the Truman and Eisenhower administration had a lasting impression on the Society of yesteryear and today....   [tags: World War II, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Cold War]

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The Era Of The Civil War

- The era of the Civil War brought a multitude of changes that would impact the lives of all Americans. After the conclusion of what would be the bloodiest war of the 19th century, several constitutional and social developments were brought into effect. Such constitutional developments included the Emancipation Proclamation and the Radical Reconstruction of Andrew Johnson. To a similar extent, the passage of the 15th Amendment guaranteed all African American males the right to vote, regardless of any previous condition of servitude....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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The Civil War : The Antebellum Era

- Were women in the 1850s not valued more than to live life as concubines. Did black men not deserve equal rights just as white men. The Antebellum Era was a pre-Civil War time when white men were positioned as the head of the house, and women and wives below them at their husbands’ service, and inferior to all remained the Negro population. In Celia, A Slave, Celia’s story revealed many difficulties faced by female slaves. Her story conveyed the position of women in Missouri during the 1850s, along with the position of slaves in regards to the resistance of oppression....   [tags: White people, Black people, Slavery, Race]

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War in the Nuclear Era

- Addressing the question of whether war is a rational decision or a mistake is important to understand the causes of war and explain the reduction in the number of wars fought among countries in today’s nuclear era. The argument, under which war is a mistake, is a normative claim about what action states should have chosen, based on the outcomes that have been produced. That is, for a decision to be good, it needs to have produced the actor’s preferred outcome. However, the mistake perspective is problematic under the uncertainty and competitiveness of the anarchic international political system....   [tags: Rationality and World Politics]

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The Cold War Era

- Consequences Cold War involves USA and USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) as the main sides and this war happened in 1945 until 1991. When this war happened, these two sides, USA and USSR actually didn’t fight each other. Instead, they fight for their beliefs by using other countries fighting for their beliefs. Throughout the war happened, USA and USSR had the race in many aspects such as military, weapons and also in economy. And the most important traits of the Cold War is the nuclear arms race....   [tags: US, Soviet Union, tension, military]

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The Cold War Was An Era Of Great Tension Between The United States And Russia

- The cold war was an era of great tension between the United States and Russia spanning from 1947 to 1991 which caused many changes in our nation’s foreign policy and views of communism on the Homefront. Some of our nation’s most significant changes in foreign policy that shifted towards containment of communism include the creation of the Truman Doctrine, implication of the Marshal plan, creation of the NATO group, and the use of the CIA in espionage and ensuring the safety of the United States....   [tags: Cold War, World War II, Marshall Plan]

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The American Dream and the Post War Era

- ... In the beginning, “early modernists used elements of experimentation, freedom, radicalism, and utopianism” (Modernism). After the war, “post-modernists, however, rebelled against many modernist elements and instead depicted disillusionment and elements of dystopian ideas—dehumanized and fearful lives” (Modernism). Many different historical aspects influenced the upcoming of the modernist movement such as publications of scientific theories, technological inventions that globalized society, Sigmund Freud’s change in the discipline of psychology, new concepts of ethics, morality, and ideals, and artistic movements (Modernism)....   [tags: what it means to be American]

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Music's Effects During the Cold War Era

- Jazz was an instrument of global diplomacy and so were other types of music. This helped during the Cold War era. But exactly, how did music affect America in the Cold War era. Many musicians helped with global diplomacy using music, mainly jazz. Such as Van Cliburn, who was an American pianist. He traveled to the Soviet Union, to perform songs that promoted America in the diplomacy. Music was played all over the European countries to show cultural diplomacy from America. Songs were sung by The Beatles, Louis Armstrong, the Smiths, and much more....   [tags: diplomacy, jazz, politics]

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Civil War Era Of Black Men And Women

- In class, we watched a film called Ethnic Notions. In this film, it brought to light how devastating and powerful images can be. Due to exaggerated images and caricatures created pre-civil war era of black men and women, stereotypes were created and have negatively affected the black race in society. Caricatures, such as the Sambo, Zip Coon, Mammy, and Brute, have unfortunately been engrained in the minds of generations. So much so their stereotypes still persist today. The Sambo, Zip Coon, Mammy, and Brute were all created as defense mechanisms of slavery....   [tags: African American, Race, Black people, White people]

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Vietnam War Era Chemical Warfare Agent

- Minorities weren 't the only victims who suffered from human experimentation; prisoners were also targeted by the government. Reiter reveals a case, in which a doctor takes pleasure in experimenting on prisoners: Between 1965 and 1966, Dr. Albert M. Kligman exposed approximately seventy-five prisoners at Holmesburg prison in Pennsylvania to high doses of dioxin, the main poisonous ingredient in Agent Orange. Dow Chemical paid Dr. Kligman $10,000 to conduct the experiments on the toxicity effects of this Vietnam War-era chemical warfare agent....   [tags: Experiment, Stanford prison experiment]

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The Cold War Era

- The Cold War Era Works Cited Missing The late 1940s to the mid 1980s the American society saw what could quite possibly be titled the biggest technological effect on society. This era, The Cold War, was a period in which fear of attack or invasion and a need to be superior reigned in the American society. It led to the development of space technology, during the Space Race, communication systems, and military technology in what has been appropriately deemed the Arms Race. On October 4, 1957 [1] a huge change concerning technology in society occurred....   [tags: United States Soviet History Essays]

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The Reconstruction Era During The Civil War

- The reconstruction Era is the time after the civil war when we started to form ourselves as a complete united country. The civil war ended in April of 1865, and Abraham Lincoln was sadly assassinated less than a week later. Reconstruction was Lincoln’s idea, and he was largely anti-slavery, so his plan for reconstruction involved all states to draft new state constitutions that completely abolished slavery. It was his ultimate goal to reunited our nation after the war. Unfortunately, after his death, Lincoln’s vice president, Andrew Johnson, took over, and introduced a different plan for reconstruction....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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The Era Post World War I

- The era post-World War I was a period of despair and disillusionment. The product of the war left everyone with feelings of letdown due to the inability of uniformity of opinions and expectations. Freud asserts in his text that civilized human beings are permanently unhappy biological instinctual beings capable of assuaging but never fully eradicating the alienating burden of communal life because every individual’s way of human adaptation he or she uses to secure happiness from the world varies; thus, society as a whole can never reach full contentment because individuals of the society are focused solely on tying to satisfy their own happiness....   [tags: Psychology, Sociology, Trojan War, Iliad]

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Post World War 2 Era

- According to WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary, a paleto is a derogatory slang term translated to English as a “redneck.” During the 1950s and 1960s, there was a rapid increase in the popularity of Paleto Cinema, which often portrayed the difficult situation of the attempted assimilation of rustic villagers into cosmopolitan Spanish cities. Paleto cinema contrasted the cosmopolitan urban life of cities with the agriculturally based rural life of the villages that were groundlessly considered unsophisticated....   [tags: City, Village, Spain, Francisco Franco]

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A Women's Perspective of the Civil War

- For a long time, the Civil War was the most glorified and “cleaned for the purpose of propaganda” conflict in world history. The war was fought between celebrated generals Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant, whose armies fought for grand and noble principles and were never guilty of any of the heinous war crimes perpetrated by other armies. The inclination to depict the Civil War in this glorified manner strengthened over time until the process of converting the Civil War from hell on earth to a sacred cause systematically destroyed the anguish that the war created....   [tags: Women in the Civil War Era]

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The Era Of Reconstruction During The Civil War

- An iconic time period for the United States was best known as the Civil War. This war in its worst moments still brought forth a change in the American society which was arguably, slavery. Unfortunately, the change that sought for came at a costly price. The lives of over 700,000 Americans were lost in exchange for the freedom of over three million slaves. The time period that came after the civil war was what many famous historians would call “The Era of Reconstruction”. Though this particular era was difficult to maintain, it was necessary for the nation to rebuild, implement new laws and add structure....   [tags: American Civil War, Ulysses S. Grant]

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World War II : A Pivotal Era

- World War II marked a pivotal period in world history. Devastation tore across Eastern Europe as Hitler’s Nazis invaded neighboring countries on a quest for expansion. Across the Atlantic, American officials monitored the conflict, covertly preparing for any confrontation. Unfortunately, with all attention diverted to the east, America left the west vulnerable to attack. On December 7, 1941 Japanese fighter pilots executed a direct attack on the American naval base Pearl Harbor, which left over 3,500 wounded or dead (“Pearl Harbor History”)....   [tags: World War II]

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George Kennan's Influence on Diplomatic Doctrines of the Cold War Era

- “George Kennan came as close to authoring the diplomatic doctrine of his era as any diplomat in our history,” said former-Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Kennan, known for his “X” article, inadvertently coined the term “containment” which became the leading diplomatic doctrine of the cold war era. Since the late 1940s, America changed its doctrine and shifted to a more globalized approach to international affairs -- a system based on international cooperation, both politically and economically....   [tags: international affairs, peace, alliances]

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Charles Lindbergh Played A Significant Role During The World War II Era

- Charles Lindbergh played a significant role during the World War II era by acting as an example of a neutral countries changing mindsets. America of the 1930 's had believed in isolationism and neutrality. Dealing with the depression on the home front was more important to the people than some foreign threat affecting Europe. For many Americans, the imminent war and atrocities that would soon affect European countries seemed inconceivable. But the events of the war would soon push and pull them further away from their isolationist views and start a change within the country....   [tags: World War II, United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt]

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Understanding the Effects of American Literature on the Civil War Era

- This Investigation seeks to explore to what extent literature impacted social disorder during the antebellum years of the Civil war. To evaluate the extent to which American literature provoked social disorder before Civil War, this investigation maintains focus on the effects of popular works such as Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Uncle Remus, and other famous publications on the general public. The effects of literature on certain social groups, such as political parties, are also considered throughout the investigation....   [tags: social disorder, Uncle Tom's Cabin]

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The Marshall Plan and the Post World War II Era

- World War II was, quite simply, the most deadly and destructive conflict in human history. In fact, E.B. "Sledgehammer" Sledge, a renowned U.S. Marine who fought on the Pacific Front during the war, gave a first account of the atrocities he experienced in his 1981 memoir, “With the Old Breed: At Peleliu and Okinawa.” He said, "It was so savage. We were savages. We had all become hardened. We were out there, human beings, the most highly developed form of life on earth, fighting each other like wild animals” (Sledge)....   [tags: Soviet Union, Reconstruction]

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Post Civil War: Reconstructive Era and African Americans

- The African American during the Reconstruction Era probably felt victorious as well as discomfited. Prior to the Civil war, slaves vehemently hoped freedom would give them the right of equal status in American society, but to their surprise, their dream of an egalitarian America was impeded after the assassination of President Lincoln. Their lives became drastically different and difficult in an era that was increasingly contumacious to their well wishes. The end of the Civil War brought social, moral, economic and political changes within the historical context of Florida’s history....   [tags: Inequality, Education, Florida]

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Conditions of Afghan Women in Post-War Modern Era

- ... (RAWA) In the documentary “Beneath the Veil” which was shot with hidden cameras, we could see that with the support from RAWA, women had a formed a secret underground society where they taught girls in secret schools and even had a beauty parlour. According to one of the women, it was a form of resistance, defying the Taliban, doing things they liked like studying and working. (Dispatches) This was very risky for them as, if they were caught, they would be beaten or have their fingers cut for painting their nails....   [tags: popular literature and culture of South Asia]

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The Democratic Reconstruction Era During The Civil War

- The Republican reconstruction era happen during the time of 1865 to 1877 right after the civil war. From the end of the civil war into the early twentieth-century the reconstruction was a success and a failure in its efforts to establish civil rights for African Americans. The reconstruction era became a failure, the government fail to give African Americans equal rights and protection. But later on in history, historians notice that reconstruction was a success with the addition of the 14th and 15th amendment to the constitution....   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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The Reconstruction Era Through The Start Of World War 2

- The Reconstruction Era through the start of World War 2 , America faced exceeding conflicts, transformations, and accomplished desirable and complicated goal by not only government involvement but by citizens who wanted to make a change for the better. Activist during the Progressive era pushed for reforms and addressed problems caused by unstructured industrialization, urbanization and immigration. During the Industrial Revolution, new innovations made American lives easier to commute and function....   [tags: World War II, Great Depression]

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Containment As U.S. Policy During Cold War Era

- Containment as U.S. policy during Cold War Era From after World War II and up until 1991 the foreign policy of the United States was based on Cold War ideology and the policy of containment; to prevent nations from leaning towards Soviet Union-based communism, as first laid out by George Kennan and later used as one of the key principles in the Truman Doctrine (LeCain). As this essay will argue, because of this policy the United States made a commitment to fight communism everywhere in the world and got them involved in conflicts more because of self interest, self protection and determination to beat communism than the cause itself....   [tags: Political Science]

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Hemingway's Construction of a Hero in the Post World War Era

- In The Sun Also Rises, Ernest Hemingway uses a number of unconventional methods of writing to tell his story. It is a story of an unlikely hero, an unusual set of characters, and an unsatisfying ending that is given away immediately at the beginning of the book. Regardless, Hemingway is able to capture the attention of his audience by the book's dialogue, descriptions, and most importantly, clear and intriguing characterizations. It is with the usage of unconventional methods of storytelling that Hemingway is able to convey his own opinions on these characters and their actions to prove the existence of a new set of standards in the post World War I era....   [tags: American Literature]

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African Americans During the Post World War II Era

- ... 1) To do this study many factors had to be taken into account such as the settlement patterns of the African Americans once they migrated, their living conditions, the relationship the African Americans had between their families, any little habit they might have done, histories about their employment, education structures and facilities, and anything else that might help in research. (The African American Experience, pg. 1) Through documenting this all, sociologists have seen as well all the devastating truths that this Second Great Migration had to bring along, things such as the prostitution, unemployment, juvenile delinquency, and racial violence were brought with the migration....   [tags: south and north, segregation]

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Manchild In the Promised Land: A New Perspective into the Post World War II Era

- The novel, Manchild In the Promised Land, by Claude Brown, fictionalizes his life during the Civil Rights Movement. This novel explores the themes of racism, poverty and the movement for blacks to gain respect as a demographic. While many of us know the ins and outs of the ideals of Malcolm X, Martin Luther King Jr., and The Black Panthers. We’re unfamiliar with the life of the average people who wanted to fight to gain respect but the process of just trying to stay alive hindered them from doing so....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement, Malcom X, King]

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History of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

- First recognized in 1980 as a disorder with specific diagnosable symptoms, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was seen as a condition where people are shocked into fear of facing situations. Over the years, it was labeled as “Soldier’s Heart” in the post Civil war era and “Shell Shock” in the World War I. In a situation of ‘fight-or-flight’ an individual is triggered to escape from danger, however in PTSD this reaction is reversed in which case the individual feels a constant threat of danger even when there is no danger present.The person diagnosed with PTSD can be anyone from a child to an adult....   [tags: civil war era, traumatic events]

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The Role Of The Victorian And Post World War I Era

- During the early 1900s, in the years linking the Victorian and post-World War I eras, female identity and role was drastically shifted and altered by vocal suffragettes. Fighting for women’s rights, these radical women were seen as “naughty children, excited ladies, misguided ladies, wild women, howling fanatics, shrieking sisterhood, masculine women and viragoes” (Carstens, 63). Suffragettes voiced the right for female vote, education, as well as marriage, and encouraged them to take part in masculine activities....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Gender identity]

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War Time Era Film: Everybody Come to Ricks

- Casablanca is a drama, action, mystery, romance, and classic genre film directed by Michael Curtiz. It is a very unique movie which encompasses the difficult and tumultuous time period of World War II, and plays out the romantic struggles of an American expatriate meeting a lover from another country in Casablanca. The combination of the war time struggles and a complicated romance makes for a very interesting and entertaining film. The film was based on an un-produced play called Everybody Come to Ricks and won three academy awards for Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay....   [tags: casablanca, Michael curtiz, ww2 movie]

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Cold War Rhetoric of the Lysenko Era

- The Cold War Rhetoric of the Lysenko Era During the Cold War, the Soviet Union forced its biologists to support the theory of the inheritance of acquired characteristics, which opposed the conventional theory of genetics accepted by the scientists in America and most of the world. This theory that environmentally induced changes to an organism’s physical or biochemical traits could be passed on to its offspring was the main tenet in Lamarck’s work during the early 1800s. It was accepted by most biologists during Lamarck’s time, until the work of Darwin on evolution by natural selection in the mid-1800s and the discovery of Mendel’s work on heredity in the early 1900s lead most biologists to...   [tags: Politics Communism Communist]

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Economic, Social, and Political Problems in the Post-Civil War era

- Americans suffered many economic, social, and political problems in the post-Civil War era. I have identified one of each of these types of problems that I believe were among the most important during the period of 1865-1900. The economic issue that I believe had one of the biggest impacts on Americans at the time is the Great Railroad Strike of 1877. The social issue that I feel greatly affected America after the Civil War is Chinese immigration. One of the biggest political issues, to me, is the Populist Party....   [tags: US American History Politics]

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The Era Leading up to the American Civil War

- During the era leading up to the American Civil War, America was at a state where the North and South where at each other’s throats. Arguments and problems between the North and the South were a daily occurrence, and were mainly due to the controversial topic of slavery. Slavery played an important factor in developing and maintaining the economies of both the North and South. Yet, both these regions were defined by various qualities due to the groups of people who were settled in these regions....   [tags: north, south, slavery]

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Past vs Present in Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata

- The novel Thousand Cranes by Yasunari Kawabata takes place in post-war Japan, an era of change, where there is a struggle between keeping Japanese traditions and becoming Westernized, or “modernized”. In this way, the setting reflects a major conflict in the novel: past versus present. This struggle is subtly, yet clearly, expressed in the characters throughout the story as they face the cultural shift as well as deaths, and must decide whether or not to move on and accept change or to remain stuck in the past....   [tags: post-war era, Japan, cultural shift, tradition]

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British Secret Intelligence MI6

- ... In the beginning, the agency was surrounded with so much secrecy that it was difficult to get the agency off of the ground to meet its desired potential. However, by the end of 1909, Cummings was able to successfully create an organization devoted to the clandestine collection of foreign intelligence (Jeffery, 2010). As much as the agency was Cummings brainchild, the wheels starting to spin early in 1909 when a sub-committee was put together to outline a plan to get Great Britain back into the intelligence collection business....   [tags: UK secret service, cold war era]

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The Era Of Romanticism During The 19 Century War

- In the late 19 century war, expansion wasn’t the only effects the American and European went through it was also the way artist expressed themselves from paintings. First we have the era of Romanticism for example artist Francisco Goya and Theodore Gericault. In the realism era, we have Honore Daumier, Rosa Bonheur and Winslow Homer about events that happen in that time and didn’t agree on. Post-Impressionism era change philosophy with Friedrich Nietzsche and Gustave Eiffel with architecture. All this has to do with the change they went through with painting , styles and historical event....   [tags: Paris, France, Eiffel Tower, Gustave Eiffel]

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Political Agendas And Economic Resources Influence War During The Era Of Frederick The Great And The French Revolution

- Looking back throughout the history of war, it can be argued that in order to understand the manner in which a given society wages war, one must first understand the reasons behind it. Every nation has its own reason to engage in war, whether it is a political agenda or a response to an enemy’s aggression. Depending on the nation’s reason for committing forces to war will determine the severity the nation is willing to endure throughout the conflict. Throughout history, the two biggest things that contribute to the severity of war are the political agendas and economic resources a nation utilizes throughout a conflict....   [tags: French Revolution]

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American History: President George HW Bush and Ronald Reagan

- 1989 does not initially seem like a year to remember. Other years have huge events that people recall with fondness or horror. ‘89 just seems like the end of a decade of questionable fashion choices; however, it was so much more than that. 1989 was a year of fall out. Events America, and the rest of the world, had been preparing for happened in 1989. The year was a very important year for history and it started with George Bush Sr. being brought into office as America’s president. Bush became president on January twentieth, 1989 after eight years as Ronald Regan’s vice president....   [tags: reaganomics, cold war, totalitarian era]

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A Struggle for Control in A Rose for Emily by William Faulkner

- Set in the Reconstruction Era, when the South was forced to give up control of their power to the North after the Civil War, William Faulkner’s famous short story, A Rose for Emily, focuses on the human struggle for control, through the life of a southern aristocrat, Miss Emily Grierson. The town watches Miss Emily as she matures from a young girl to a mysterious old recluse. Miss Emily’s struggle can be described in a three part process where Miss Emily has no control of her world, then gains control, and is then finally faced with losing that control....   [tags: civil war, reconstruction era, innocent child]

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American Traditions Of Living Changed Tremendously During The Era Of Good Feeling After The War Of 1812

- In the early to mid-19th century, the American traditions of living changed tremendously because of the improvements in transportation and communication and the industrialization associated with the market economy. The market economy transformation had a significant influence not only in the United States, but also around the world. The emergence of the market economy influenced the social, cultural, political, and economic fabric of the nation. On one hand, it influenced the North to continue to grow their cities and industries, but on the other, the South remained stubborn in their old ways of the plantation system and their dependence on slave labor....   [tags: United States, American Revolution, Mixed economy]

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The Industrialization and Social Developments of Hong Kong

- The industrialization and social developments in Hong Kong are dated back during the British imperial rule when they started introducing various policies that revolutionized industrialization and social developments in the country. The influence of the British on China dates back the 18th century, when the British traders started enforcing a relaxation of trade policies and practices that were adopted by the Chinese government. This culminated in the Opium war of 1839 that ended in the 1842, when the Chinese was defeated and the British forces were able to make demands on the Chinese government in regard to the formulated trading policies....   [tags: Post World War II Era, British Imperial Rule]

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Reasons why the South Won Reconstruction

- The Civil War marked a defining moment in United States history. Long simmering sectional tensions reached critical when eleven slaveholding states seceded from the Union and formed the Confederate States of America. Political disagreement gave way to war as the Confederates insisted they had the right to leave the Union, while the loyal states refused to allow them to go. Four years of fighting claimed almost 1.5 million casualties, resulting in a Union victory. Even though the North won the war, they did a horrible job in trying to win the peace, or in other words, the Reconstruction era....   [tags: civil war, confederate state, reconstruction era]

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The Era Of The Antebellum Era

- During the Antebellum Era, slavery was about one-third of the South’s population. The Antebellum Era was the period before the Civil War broke out. The South’s economy was booming which was credited to slavery. Their argument about slavery was that slaves were necessary and important to their economy. It would kill their economy if they got rid of slavery. Slavery was the foundation of their economy. Without any slaves, cotton would not be able to be produce. Nearly 60 % of their exports was cotton....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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When Blacks Claim Their Rights

- After World War II there was an excess amount of prejudice against the African Americans in the United States. This period of time was termed the Civil Rights Era. It was defined by Jack Davis as “a mass popular movement to secure for African Americans equal access to and opportunities for the basic privileges and rights of U.S. citizenship.” This Era was focused on the acquiring of the basic rights that were set up for the white citizens-,like education and voting rights-,for the African American citizens that did not have them....   [tags: world war II, civil rights era]

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The Brutality Of An Era

- The Brutality of an Era War is the tool used by men to achieve what they want through the lives of many, and no greater use of war has been seen than in the fields of Eastern Europe from June of 1941- until may 1945. On June 22nd, 1941 Adolf Hitler, the leader of Nazi Germany, ordered the German Wehrmacht to invade the Soviet Union to the east. This invasion went nearly three weeks before Josef Stalin, the leader of the Soviet Union, acted on the operation against his country. The German army reached the gates of Moscow when their offensive was halted, and so from that day in December, when the Germans reached their high water mark, to the day the fighting ended in Berlin in May of 1945, t...   [tags: World War II, Operation Barbarossa, Soviet Union]

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The Reconstruction Era: The Planted Seeds

- The first roar of the Civil War ended with a last gasp for air. Where in such a war more than six hundred twenty thousand men sacrificed their lives for their own belief in the abolishment of slavery (“Civil War Facts”). “We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom” (Baslor). These wise words of Abraham Lincoln cleared the way of a desolate trail of violence and pain, yet he was determined to accomplish his plans of abolishing slavery and creating equality....   [tags: american history, civil war]

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Globalization Era Of The World

- Another main point that is made in this chapter includes the globalization era. During the late twentieth century, globalization seemed to be at its peak. The world seemed to have been working together. Trade, transportation, communication, and global investment increased astronomically. This era hosted the development of the internet. The whole world was now under watch by everyone because of the technologies that countries have accomplished. Being that nothing was private, countries could not hide what they were doing anymore....   [tags: Nuclear weapon, World War II, Cold War]

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The Era of Good Feelings

- After the war of 1812, the period that followed was viewed as an “Era of Good Feelings”, mainly because of the emergence of one national party-the Republicans-and the growth of nationalism and a feeling of pride and national unity. However, this title was not correct for this time period, as sectionalism-the idea of being more concerned with the interests of you particular group or nation that with the interests of the larger group or country- began to grow and outweigh the nationalists-those who were loyal and proud to and believed of the importance of their country....   [tags: sectionalism, nationalism, war]

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Nurses Of The Era Of American History

- Nurses have been apart of American history since the very beginning. Their roles in history have formed this country to the way it is today. One thing that was a big turning point in the field nursing was the Second World War. The country called on nurses, and like everyone else of that era, the nurses stood up to the job. When one thinks about wars, the mind automatically thinks of the men who went out on the battlefield and fought for their country. The nurses were the ones who tried to keep those men up to par to keep fighting....   [tags: World War II, World War I, United States, Nursing]

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The Period of Rebuilding after the Civil War

- The period of rebuilding after the Civil War was termed the Era of Reconstruction. During this period the government was supposed to help build back the South and strengthen the Union. The government, however, failed to help the South complete the transition into life without slavery. The government disregarded the treatment of African Americans and allowed the South to continue to treat them badly. The government also failed to help stabilize the economy for the South, and the political situation was filled with distrust and corruption....   [tags: Era of Reconstruction]

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Reconstruction Of The Reconstruction Era

- The Reconstruction Era refers to time after the civil war where president Abraham Lincoln 's goal was to readmit the southern state back into the United States with equality and freedom for blacks. The need for Reconstruction came about because the state of the south was abysmal after the Civil War and President Lincoln wanted to help the South and allow them to return to the United States in order to be united. Some may try to view Reconstruction as either a success or a failure, but in actuality, Reconstruction had both its successes and its failures, but in larger view can be be seen as a failure....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Revolutionary Era And The American Revolution

- In the late 1700’s a time period known as the Revolutionary Era (The American Revolution) occurred. Historians view this time as a turning point between Americans and the British. As the White Americans fought to gain independence, so were African Americans during that time. Throughout the Revolutionary Era, African Americans played a huge role in the battle for independence. Although Blacks helped influence the outcome of the war, their contributions remained unacknowledged. Without the help of blacks the outcome of the war would 've been completely different....   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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The Reconstruction Era in America

- The Reconstruction Era, a period of reform after the conclusion of the American Civil War, allowed for great changes to occur throughout the Union. With the unpolished policies left by Lincoln, President Johnson and Congress were left to decide the fate of the newly freed blacks as well as the Confederates that had left the Union in shambles. The decisions made for the African American population were especially significant because they were some of the most radical policies set up during that period, and they decided the fate of thousands of newly freed people....   [tags: post Civil War period, American history]

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The During The Wwii Era

- World War Two has led to changes for the different minority groups. Some got more freedom and some got less. The same changes that occurred during the WWII era can still be spotted every day in the twenty first century. From 1939 to 1945, the WWII era experienced some positive and some negative changes in minority groups in the political, economic,and social categories. Minority groups accomplished negative changes political changes during the WWII era. We as americans are given five rights through the first amendment to the constitution; freedom of speech, religion, press, peaceful assembly, and petition....   [tags: United States, Franklin D. Roosevelt, World War II]

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