1800’s Essays

  • American Education in the 1800's

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    American Education in the 1800's In the early 1800’s education in America grew and developed rapidly, largely because of the works of three very important men: Noah Webster, William McGuffey, and Horace Mann. These three men were catalysts for the growth of education throughout the nineteenth century, and without them the large strides America took during this time would not have occurred. These great men all shared one goal: to educate the youth of America as well as possible. This was no small

  • The Birth Control and Abortion Debate

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    twentieth century technological advantages has brought American to change their point of view in a major legal dispute. Abortion is the conclusion of a pregnancy, the ejection of the embryo or fetus. In the beginning of the 1800's abortion was permitted until the mid 1800's it became a subject in which was a strictly legal regulation . For almost 100 years later, in the U.S. jurisdiction, abortion was illegal unless performed by a physician to preserve the mothers life. For Example abortion in Canada

  • Hypnosis

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    Anytime you become engrossed in a book or a movie, you may enter a sort of meditative trance. There are different techniques for induction into a hypnotic trance. One is eye fixation. This simply uses a fixed gaze, and was very popular in the 1800's and is most commonly used by Hollywood. Another is progressive relaxation or imagery. You have someone imagine being in a safe or peaceful place, and then awaken to full consciousness. Another induction method is the mental confusion method

  • Started Early - Took My Dog, by Emily Dickinson

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    Started Early- Took My Dog, by Emily Dickinson Suicide was not a widely discussed topic in the 1800's although, it commonly appeared as a theme in many literary works of that time. The action of killing one's self is not a classified psychological disorder, but there are many disorders where suicide is the end result. This is why suicide is a commonplace subject within the psychological field in present day society. The poem "I Started Early- Took My Dog," by Emily Dickinson, can be interpreted

  • Exploring Different Methods of Horse Training

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    way. (Miller 25) Times have changed though people no longer have to have their horses trained in such a hurry. Very few horses are used very hard today. Not all horses were started in such a rough manner then either. The Spanish vaqueros of the 1800's used the bosal to start their horses, and they took their time in doing so. The Bosal The California Bosal or Hackamore is an oval nose band made of rawhide. The top piece of the bosal is called the nose button.

  • Peyote and Native American Culture

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    practices because of its psychoactive properties, and is usually eaten as mescal buttons, the dried, brown pieces of the above part of the cactus (Lewis, 1977). The peyote religion is ancient in its origin and spread from Mexico, North in the mid 1800's at a time when Native Americans were desperately in need of spiritual strength and enlightenment, Native Americans were confined to reservations which were overseen by military authority, while many of their ritualistic practices and traditions were

  • Sectionalism And The Breakup Of The U.s

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    Sectionalism and the Breakup of the U.S Throughout the early 1800's the country was split in many areas over many issues. Some of the more severe clashes between differing groups resulting from such issues as slavery, expansion, and internal improvement. With all of these controversial topics to worry about along with the vast diversity in the nation, caused separation and tensions throughout the country. The most prominent of the previous topics was slavery. This was an issue in the days

  • David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

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    David Copperfield by Charles Dickens David Copperfield by Charles Dickens is a heartwarming story that takes place in the 1800's in England and is about a young boy named David Copperfield. Who goes through many struggles growing up.. This story teaches the importance of love and how it is greatly needed. David was born on a Friday at twelve o'clock midnight. His father's aunt Miss Betsy was present at his birth and when she found out he was a boy she left and never came back. David lives

  • German Immigration to the Midwest

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    streets were paved with anything but gold. Today, many Germans live throughout the U.S.; especially in the mid-west. More likely then not, they came here in the late 1800's- 1900's. This would be because of the many revolutions in the 1860's and the poverty that almost always follows war. In one 20 year span in the late 1800's Germany went to war at least 7 times taking on neighboring countries such as: Austria, France, Belgium and Russia. Like I said, much money was spent on the war effort

  • Soccer history

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    Romans played a game in which 2 teams tried to score by advancing the ball across a line on a field, which means no soccer goals. They passed the ball to one another, but not by kicking it. Also in the 1100's, London children played a form of soccer (World Book Encyclopedia, S p.73). In the early 1800's, many English schools played a game that resembled soccer. Players added many rules that changed the game, and each school interpreted them differently. In 1848, a group of school representatives met at

  • Fashion In The 1800's

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    Imagine wearing a tight dress that would make you always make you carry around a fan to breath. Fashion was pretty interesting. The ways people dressed in the 1800’s was entirely different than we dress today, in the 21st century. The history of fashion is very interesting. Weather it be hats, clothes, suits, or undergarments, the clothing in the 1800’s was nothing like we wear today. First, let’s take a look at men’s clothing. Some things that men wore were vests, suits, and morning coat/ riding coat

  • Marriage In The 1800's

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    To Be or Not To Be… Married Are marriages the same in modern time as they were in the early and middle 1800’s? Today, society allows a much more significant value on marriage than there was in the early 1800’s. Early in the 19th century, women knew when they would get married that they would be financially provided for the rest of their lives, protected from the outside world, and be viewed as having filled society's ultimate role for woman. That ultimate role was being a companion to a man who

  • Progressivism In The 1800's

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    In the late 1800’s one of the most prominent movements had commenced: progressivism. Progressivism lasted about two decades into the 1900’s, leaving behind a substantial amount of changes in American society that can never be un-done. According to Alan Brinkley, progressivism was essential for society’s growth and advancement (Brinkley, 477). Howard Zinn believes that progressivism helped to stabilize the capitalistic system and restore some of the peace between the social classes (Zinn, 354). Some

  • Evolution Of Queen Anne Architecture in America

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    It's architectural style has many different characteristics. In this paper, I will show how the Queen Anne style evolved from the architecture that was common during the reign of Queen Anne herself and also show how it evolved in America in the late 1800's during the Industrial Revolution. I will then show how the Queen Anne style is incorporated into today's architectural design. First, a little background on Queen Anne. Anne was born February 6, 1665 to the parents of James, Duke of York and Lady

  • Entertainment In The Gilded Age

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    In the late 1800's, American society began to burst with cultural activity. After the Civil War and the Reconstruction, Americans were eager to return to their normal lifestyles. The period that followed, however, was quite different from what the country was used to. During the war, many pushed hard for a rise in industry, leading to an explosive industrial revolution far beyond what people had expected. America's business and economy had boomed, and, as the new century approached, many had

  • Technology's Impact on the Upper Mississippi River

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    the level of control possible today. This report will discuss the technological transformation of the upper Mississippi river and the motivation behind it from the middle 1800's. Economics, in the form of cheap transportation, have been the impetus behind most of the development along the Upper Mississippi. In the early 1800's, transportation was limited to keelboats (large rafts made of roughcut lumber) which floated downstream with the current where they changed their cargo and then were poled

  • Booker T. Washington

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    development of work skills would lead to economic prosperity. I predicted that blacks would be granted civil and political rights after gaining a strong economic foundation. I explained his theories in Up from Slavery and in other publications. In the late 1800's, more and more blacks became victims of lynchings and Jim Crow laws that segregated blacks. To reduce racial conflicts, I advised blacks to stop demanding equal rights and to simply get along with whites. I urged whites to give black better jobs.

  • Italian Immigrants in America

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    Italian Immigrants During the late 1800's Italy became one of the most overcrowded countries in Europe. Many Italians began to consider the possibility of leaving Italy to escape the new low wages and high taxes. For centuries the entire Italian peninsula was divided into quarreling states, with foreign powers often controlling several states. In this chaotic situation, the feudal system ruled above the economic system, leaving money only in the hands of a select few (Wikepedia.com, 2007). The

  • Jackson Should Be Removed From the Twenty Dollar Bill

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    president Andrew Jackson performed, Americans have considered the dispute over the removal of Jackson 's face from the twenty dollar bill. The real question remains why place America 's figures in iconic positions based on fame? Benedict Arnold is famous, yet he was a traitor to America . Why not place figures that contributed to the well-being of the country and upheld humane morals? Jackson 's administration only improved the system, initiating the progress toward a modern democratic government

  • The History of Women And Computing

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    More likely than not your answers include computation, word processing, communication, and research. Did it make sense for John A.N. Lee to label women "lady computers" (14)? The point that Lee makes in his editorial is that women since the late 1800's have performed computation and secretarial duties for their male superiors and therefore they can be equated with computers (15). In actuality, many sources concur on that fact that women played a much larger role in the development of computing