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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 Cold War Era Of Human History

- ... Pop Culture, that was once limited to America was now desired worldwide. Elvis Priestley, Hollywood and Coca Cola all became global sensations due to the active intervention America provided in these countries. In Japan, America’s post World War Two influence was so powerful that the national “Christmas Meal” became Kentucky Fried Chicken ( America dominated what was interesting to the youth of these nations, and with this was able to exert influence through this....   [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

- ... Uncle Sam, a popular representation of America, cuts the turkey, as a respectable host, to share with the other people in attendance. Because Thanksgiving is a purely American holiday, this turkey symbolizes an American identity, which Uncle Sam is going to distribute to everyone. This American identity is only now open to everyone because of the ratification of the fourteenth and fifteenth amendment, which granted citizenship through naturalization and suffrage to non-white Americans. Nast makes this idea explicit by writing “COME ONE COME ALL....   [tags: United States, American Civil War, Race]

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Civil War And Reconstruction Era

- ... Then again, some free slaves experienced both happiness and agonizing disappointment as they began establishing as free people. On the other hand, some free slaves often went through rough imperviousness to their endeavors to end up unpaid laborers and vibrant citizens. Before the slaves became free individuals, there were laws that considered them as property and commodities, they were illegal immigrants who could not enter into contracts, and marriage was a legal contract. In other words, enslaved individuals could not legally marry anywhere in the American colonies or states....   [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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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

- ... It would also bother them that this was not the stated goal of the North at the start of the war. Gasparin also was worried that the defeat of the Union would be a blow against the Republican movement worldwide. Another of Doyle’s writers was Edouard Laboulaye who was a college professor who had a vast knowledge of American constitutional law and history. He like Gasparin would equate the war as a struggle against slavery. He also wrote a novel Paris en Amerique in the novel featured a Parisian who in a dream finds himself in New England....   [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

- ... Another important aspect of Wallace’s speech is his ability to polarize the population into two distinct groups which highlights the continued comparison between the North and the South. The “insiders” are Southerners who support the original ideals of freedom, liberty, and states’s right while celebrating patriotism and pride. The “outsiders” are Northerners who do not share the South’s background and culture and support federal intervention. As Wallace links Southern pride and heritage with segregation, he also perpetuates hatred and intolerance towards the federal government....   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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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 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 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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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 Era Post World War I

- ... Expanding on this topic to further explain what I’m trying to say, I’d like to bring up Homer’s Iliad. The Iliad, took place during, but near the end of the Trojan War where Troy was beleaguered for a decade by the Greek soldiers. A Greek guy named Achilles disputed with the chief king over a slave woman that was gifted to him for his achievements. The chief king ends up taking the woman and the Trojans, who was led by a guy named Hector, tried to burn the docked Greek ships, driving all the invaders back into the sea....   [tags: Psychology, Sociology, Trojan War, Iliad]

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Post World War 2 Era

- ... Manuel, in a somewhat humorous scene, is unable to deny the requests of small children asking him to give them candy for free. Soon, Manuel is bombarded with children pleading for more candy, and eventually a police officer catches him selling the candy illegally. This scene demonstrates the inherent ineptitude of Manuel to assimilate into the fast-paced city life; he is simply too fragile, naive and ingenuous to live in the depraved ways of the city. Furthermore, Manuel’s inexperience is displayed when he receives a job to work in the factory....   [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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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 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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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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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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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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Political Agendas And Economic Resources Influence War During The Era Of Frederick The Great And The French Revolution

- ... Based on the territory accumulation thought process, the civilian populace were treated as resources that were required to work the land thus civilian casualties were avoided when possible. Frederick the Great was quoted saying, “To all these maxims I would add further that our wars must be short and lively, since a prolonged conflict is not in our interests. A long war gradually lessens our admirable discipline, depopulates our country, and exhausts our resources. For this reason, generals commanding Prussian armies should endeavor, however successful the affair may be to terminate promptly and prudently.” Prior to the French Revolution, the monarchy 's prestige never recovered fr...   [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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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

- ... Instead of maintaining on American-made companies, the U.S now relies on “foreign investment to maintain job levels and financial stability” (369). The U.S’s huge trade deficit creates “$600 million more imported goods and services” than exported goods. During this era, countries experienced more national problems rather than international. The book suggests that “conflicts frequently occur within rather than between civilizations” (370). During this time, countries experienced less turmoil with each other which made perfect timing for everyone to start increasing their militia....   [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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Reconstruction Of The Reconstruction Era

- ... The 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments were another way in which Reconstruction was a success. The 13th Amendment "abolished" slavery and the president made slave states ratify the amendment in their states. With the passing of this amendment, it would appear as if the battle against slavery and equality had been one, but it was not so because most of the South ignore it or the newly freed blacks continued to work as slaves. The 14th Amendment passed the house on January 31, but in the Senate it encountered the formidable opposition of Charles Sumner, who condemned it as a "compromise with wrong" for acknowledging that states were entitled to limit suffrage on racial grounds....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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The Revolutionary Era And The American Revolution

- ... Prior to the war, slaves were valued because of the money that they could obtain for their slave masters. The common slave was probably very strong and developed skills as a master craftsmen, seamen and etc. All this means strength and power to either side in which they would enlist. It seems that they had experience and also a special skills as they had fought alongside the British in previous battles. The Patriots appeared to want help from the African Americans as much as the British. However you will see that this was not always the case....   [tags: Southern United States, American Civil War]

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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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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 United States Entered A New Era

- When the war ended in the late summer of 1945, the United States entered a new era in its economic and political history. During the preceding sixteen years, the American people had endured first twelve years of economic depression, then four years of wartime economic privation and regimentation. Those sixteen years had composed a seemingly endless era of national emergency, to which governments at all levels, but most strikingly the federal government, had responded in unprecedented ways. Consequently, as the postwar era began, the size, scope, and power of governments in the United States greatly exceeded their magnitudes in the "good old days" before the onset on the depression....   [tags: Cold War, United States, World War II]

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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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The Reconstruction Of The Civil War

- After the Union victory in the Civil War, the South was still bitter and needed vast societal changes that matched those in the North. Reconstruction efforts were made to to make the regions more similar socially, politically, and economically; because despite the fact that they were on nation, the two societies were very different. There were still unresolved issues in regards to the status of former slaves and what system of labor should replace slavery. After the Union’s victory in the Civil War, reform efforts were made during the Reconstruction era to reunite the North and South and make ideas in the South more similar to those in the North; but this failed because of the South’s precon...   [tags: Reconstruction era of the United States]

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Reconstruction Era And The Civil Rights Movement

- ... America was still in the early stages of development as a nation, and was divided on the issue of slavery. Obviously the south being proslavery and the north attempting to reunite the country, these two interests would be conflicting on how America would be formed. It was hard for white Americans to fathom the idea of a freed black race; a nation that was embedded in the roots of racism would continue to try to repress the black American society. This racism would come in many forms throughout the years such as the extremist groups like the Ku Klux Klan....   [tags: American Civil War, Southern United States]

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Putin 's President Of The Soviet Era

- ... As he believes that the NATO has Russia surrounded and will destabilize Russia in any way possible, Putin, like Brezhnev, has resolved to bolster the Russian military. Being afraid of any form of popular uprising, Putin does not want Ukraine, whom Russia views as its Slavic comrade, to join the NATO as a revolution might occur if Ukraine turns to Europe. Putin’s aggrandizement of the Russian army is comparable to when the Soviet Union’s military needs actually doubled during Brezhnev’s leadership in order to maintain their power (Class)....   [tags: Cold War, Soviet Union, Russia, NATO]

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Slavery 's Role During The Antebellum Era

- Slavery’s role during the antebellum era remained at the core of the conflicts that boiled over into a bloody conflict. Slavery’s image as an abomination, immoral practice, and detriment to the Union was sculpted by visionary leaders, heated quarrels, and changes in technology. The arrival of the Industrial Revolution brought advancements in agricultural tools, communication, and transportation. These advancements brought new jobs and wage labor, in which products could be made cheaper and faster than products made through slave labor....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The Greatest Triumphs Of The Reconstruction Era

- Mark LaCroix Miss Emily Gross and Miss Karissa Sywulka 24 November 2014 English III and US History Reconstruction Paper The greatest triumphs of the reconstruction era were the ratification of the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments. The most critical shortcomings of the reconstruction era were the black codes, the widespread popularity of, “Jim Crow” entertainment, and the lack of action from the United States government concerning peonage. Ratifying the thirteenth amendment was the pinnacle of the reconstruction era, and would change the United States for the rest of history....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery]

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The Legacy Of The Reconstruction Era

- No concept is more fundamental to American’s sense of nationalism than the image of freedom. Envisioned by our founding fathers, freedom has been a fundamental ideology that has been ever changing throughout history. The word ‘Freedom’ has, and always will be a representation of America’s independence and liberty, but when taking a further step deeper into American history we see that freedom has consistently been the subject of persistent conflict within America. Over time America has continuously reshaped the meaning of freedom, altering the description to fit the present....   [tags: American Civil War]

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The Reconstruction Era and Freedom

- In the words of President Abraham Lincoln during his Gettysburg Address (Doc. A), the Civil War itself, gave to our Nation, “a new birth of freedom”. The Civil War had ended and the South was in rack and ruin. Bodies of Confederate soldiers lay lifeless on the grounds they fought so hard to protect. Entire plantations that once graced the South were merely smoldering ash. The end of the Civil War and the abolishment of slavery, stirred together issues and dilemmas that Americans, in the North and South, had to process, in hopes of finding the true meaning of freedom....   [tags: Post-Civil War, Conflict]

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`` Christian Era `` ( Enotes )

- ... What I have found during the research is that when the world is having problems like World wars’ the culture changes to fit the need of what is going on in the world, the people who try and change what culture is in the world have a better chance during these time finding people who agree with them and change is easier since focus is not put on what is happening with culture rather what is happening over during the war is looked at. Everything is changing during the wars’ even how art is made “Art remained an outlet for fried and hope as it has for centuries before the war, but style of Dadaism was created specifically to offend and shock postwar Europe out of complacency”(US News)....   [tags: World War I, World War II, Napoleonic Wars]

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Decentralizing the Railroads after the Great War

- Although the Great War had ended and the Treaty of Versailles had been signed more than a year earlier, the United States was still working to return to a state of pre-war normalcy and peacetime production by the end of 1920. Manufacturing of war goods was scaled down and private businesses that were commandeered for wartime production purposes, were slowly being turned back over to their respective owners. Soldiers returning home were re-integrated into the working-class society, and women were cast back into their traditional pre-war homemaker roles....   [tags: progressive era, railroad indusrty, laissez faire]

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An Era Of Change : Vincent Caragliano

- An Era of Change Vincent Caragliano US History My name is Kirby MacArthur, and I lived as a southern plantation owner in North Carolina during the civil war. This event changed my life. By experiencing this conflict, I became more understanding and loving towards everyone. It all started with my family. We lived in Virginia, me, my parents, and my two younger siblings. My father owned a large plot of land, and had a plantation running on it. I was the oldest of three kids, which were: me, Bobby and George MacArthur....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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The Era Of The Antebellum Period

- “If there is any period one would desire to be born in, is it not the age of Revolution; when the old and the new stand side by side...when the glories of the old can be compensated by the rich possibilities of the new era. This a very good one.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson The Antebellum Period in American history is the time period that directly follows the end of the War of 1812 in 1814 up until the beginning of the Civil War in 1861. This time period got it’s name from the Latin word “Antebellum,” which means, “before the war.” The Civil War is such an iconic turning point in American History....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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The End Of The Antebellum Era

- Near the end of the Antebellum Era, tensions and sectionalism increased as the states argued over what was constitutional. The South had later seceded from the United States and had become the Confederacy of America while the North had remained as the Union. The South had fully supported states’ rights while the north had strongly disapproved it. However, westward expansion, southern anger with the abolitionists, and the secession of the South that had destroyed the feeling of unity in the country because of the disagreement over slavery had been the main factors to the cause of the Civil War....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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National Security Strategy for a New Era

- Introduction The state of the United States today is in many ways similar to what it was following the Vietnam War. Then as is now, there are concerns over the misuse and overreaching of military force. As well, today’s economic dispair mimics that of the inflation that gripped the nation in the 1970’s and 1980’s (Snow, 2014, p. 5). Left unidentified is a comprehensive strategy for United States national security. What are the priorities for American national security today, and how can they effectively be met....   [tags: Viertnam war, national security]

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The Great Depression And An Era Of Economic Prosperity

- ... President Hoover’s response to the depression was insufficient and greatly lacking action. In Give Me Liberty by historian Eric Foner, the text states, “ leading advisers, told Hoover that economic downturn were a normal part of capitalism, which weeded out unproductive firms and encouraged moral virtue among the less fortunate (Foner, 793).” Many advisers and businessmen during the Hoover administration resisted giving federal aid to those in need (Foner, 793). In Give Me Liberty by Eric Foner, the text verbalizes that Herbert Hoover, “put his faith in voluntary steps by business to maintain investment and employment (Foner 793).” With the steps President Hoover took to avoid direct act...   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt, World War II]

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American Culture And The Era Of Good Feelings

- ... This would lead to the replacement of Calhoun to Van buren as Andrew Jackson 's running mate and the support Buren gained would eventually esteem his political career to the presidency. Spoils System- Is when a political party wins an election and in return gives jobs to the people who supported its cause. When Jackson won the presidential election of 1828 the spoil system led to over 900 officials being removed and replaced from office. This was done disguised as an effort of reform in an attempt to cycle out the corrupt and unfit currently holding government positions....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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