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    The United States of America is one of the most powerful countries in the world. It is also a nation rooted in rich history, built on the pillars laid by the founding fathers of America. It was first discovered in 1492 by Christopher Columbus, who accidentally reached the shores of America when he set out on an expedition to India in search of gold, pearls, and spices. Some of the important historic events that changed the shape of American history are the American Revolution and the Civil War.

    The American Revolution and the Civil War

    The American Revolution, also known as the American Revolutionary War, occurred between 1775-1783, when the American Patriots stood united against the British rule and fought for freedom. Apart from suppressing loyalism and declaring King George as a tyrant, the Patriots fought monarchy and aristocracy with ideologies of republicanism and liberalism. George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and Alexander Hamilton were some of the heroes of the American Revolution.

    On the other hand, the Civil War was fought between the northern and southern states of the United States and was a key event in America’s historical awareness. While the northern states wanted to stay united, the southern states wanted independence. The southern states wanted to be free to make their own laws because they feared that they might lose their right to own slaves otherwise. This gave rise to a major conflict that played an important role in shaping American history. While the American Revolution created America, the Civil War established what kind of country America would be.

    Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Theodore Roosevelt, Thomas Jefferson, Harry S. Truman, John F Kennedy, George Bush, and Barack Obama are some of the famous presidents in American history.

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    us into a better understanding of American history. Taking a look back at Unit 1, we were able to learn reasons that lead up to the American Revolution and how life became different throughout the country. When we first discuss American history, we must always recognize the contributions Native Americans made before this country was re-discovered. Afore America became this go to place where people could escape for a better life, it was home to many Native American cultures and families in which already

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    people to ever to walk on the moon. The event was televised to millions of American homes. There were also three backup crew members who didn’t go into space: James Lovell, Fred Haise, and William Anders. The crew conducted many science experiments as well as leaving an american flag on the moon. The flag has since been bleached white by the suns unrelenting power. The first man on the moon is so important to the history of America because it solidified the country as a superpower. If Russia had

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    The United States Stock Market In the world today, people buy and sell to make a living. The American stock market is a great example of what it is like to buy and sell. The saying of the stock market is “buy low, sell high”. That means you buy a stock at a low price and sell it when it gets to a high price. There are two main stock exchanges. The American Stock Exchange and Nasdaq. They are what most people basically trade on. Basically the first major incident in the stock market was the Great

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    American History It is important to be proud of who you are and where you have come from. After watching the film American History X, whites are far from proud. We are ashamed to admit that people just like us can act in such a horrible and disillusioned way toward those that are different. As you watch, you see scenes of brutal violence, hear songs of hate and feel the pain of all involved. These acts show the viewers how easily young minds can be influenced to believe anything. Teachers

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    give credit to Tesla. One day Edison offered Tesla fifty thousand dollars if he could be able to redesign Edison's DC dynamos but when Tesla had completed his task he was not given his fifty thousand dollars and told “Tesla you don't understand our American Humor,” after that Tesla had quit the company for a better future ("Nikola Tesla." A&E Television Networks, n.d.) Tesla had a new idea for the future, an idea where Electricity would no longer be supported by DC current but by a stronger

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    United States, 2006: a nation with a history of a mere 230 years, yet it stands as one of the most powerful nations in the world. Yet many of us know little about the history and cultural changes that led to the birth of this nation. We only know the bits and pieces that are taught as we sit daydreaming in our fifth grade classroom. The Puritans, the Pilgrims, Christopher Columbus, the Mayflower, we know about these people and things, yet what aspects of their lives created the change in America

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    century Americans. The slave trade was thriving throughout the world and America played a major role in the trade. In total, 7.7 million slaves arrived in America, but over half arrived in 1700-1800. The colonies thrived off this labor market because they were able to gain mass amounts of land and a large amount of slave labor for very cheap. Slaves were in many ways, better than indentured servants. Slaves could not claim American law as their own, they were not paid, and like most Americans, they

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    constitutional earlier. Jackson decided he was going to slowly shrink the amount of money in the Bank by using it to pay for day-to-day expenses of the government, this way the Bank of the U.S. would surely die. Indian Removal Policy Many Americans were moving south and erasing and redrawing treaty lines over and over again. The Cherokees, Creeks, Choctaws, Chickasaws, and Seminoles were trying hard to learn the ways of the whites. Most whites felt that the Indian’s attempts weren’t good

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    society, is Black History Month still necessary to learn about Black History? Should it be removed or should we keep it? The argument goes both ways. Some ask why there are no other history months and others say that it is important to learn about the heritage of black people. Black History Month started as what was called “Negro History Week” by Carter G. Woodson in 1926. It was said to be the second week in February to coincide with the birthdays of two pivotal people in black history, Fredrick Douglass