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  • American History

    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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  • American History

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    Great White Americans 1990s -     Bill Clinton o     Democrat o     Scandal o     Less aggressive than Bush about Foreign Policy o     Iraq first step o     “You are with me or not with me” o     Cut money supplies for terrorism -     Bush o     Republican o     No social programs o     Oversea social programs o     Based on his father 911 -     Police Rescuers o     Hand by hand, helped a lot. o     America united they stand o     Majority of white people o     356 died white -     Bill gates o     Born

  • American History

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    plethora of cases on this issue and they have been extremely controversial. One remarkable one was Texas vs. Johnson in 1984 during a Republican National Convention; it was about a man who expressed his displeasure with the United States by burning an American Flag. This action of his took Gregory Johnson to court and the court came to a conclusion that burning the flag was “speech” and again determined that Johnson was only trying to send out a message through his perspective by the burning the flag.

  • AI and American History

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    “Artificial Intelligence And America” Artificial Intelligence played a crucial role in our American history and the history of the world. Some view it as the vain pursuit of man to become god-like and create life, others, as the next logical step in computer technology. However, the conclusion is not nearly the most important part of it. The process of the pursuit of the creation of mechanical sentient life has also led to a much deeper understanding of how our own biological minds work, creating

  • American History Terms

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

  • To Kill a Mockingbird and American History

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    To Kill a Mockingbird and American History The book, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee, has many different relations to American history. The book shows good examples of racism, working life, church, and many other things. The book takes place sometime in the 1930's. It's about two children named Jem and Scout. They are very imaginative kids always making up new games and other things to pass the time. In the beginning of the book they are obsessed with one of their neighbors, Boo Radley

  • The Role of Labor in American History

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    This brief history of more than 100 years of the modern trade union movement in the United States can only touch the high spots of activity and identify the principal trends of a "century of achievement." In such a condensation of history, episodes of importance and of great human drama must necessarily be discussed far too briefly, or in some cases relegated to a mere mention. What is clearly evident, however, is that the working people of America have had to unite in struggle to achieve the

  • The New Immigration in American History

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

  • American History-19th Century

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    endure endless hours of labor and turmoil, but received scarcely any pay at all. To make things worse, they were struggling to exist in the late 19th century where industrialization was flustering and depressions were part of the norm. An average American worker earned a measly $500 per year and a woman only half as much as the men. People were not making enough money to purchase the necessities of life and thus, lived a hard, struggling life. A woman stated she didn’t "live" , but merely "existed"

  • American History X

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    In the United States itself, there are about 198 nationalities out of 254 countries worldwide as reported in the 2000 census. As showed by the film American History X, prejudice is the antagonist. The character of Derek Vinyard, the leader of the Nazi skinhead community in the film demonstrates neglect, discrimination and brutality against non-American citizens (migrants) which results in Derek being sent to prison for a couple of years, after which he returns a changed man. Never show prejudice against