Century America Essays

  • Ronald Takaki's Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th-Century America

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    Ronald Takaki's Iron Cages: Race and Culture in 19th-Century America After America declared its independence from British rule, the founding fathers faced a conundrum: How to build and maintain a successful republican government that was ultimately dependent upon the passions and character of its people. Their solution was to propose the construction of what historians have called "iron cages," which were ideological devices intended to deter the corruption and folly that might consume a free

  • Artistic Expression in 18th and 19th Century America

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    Artistic Expression in 18th and 19th Century America The first settlers in the New World faced unpredictable hardships. The men of the Virginia colony had enough trouble learning to live off the land, let alone having to defend themselves from native attacks. Famine proved to be a hard obstacle to conquer for all of the new colonies. New England, while having a more suitable climate for the prevention of diseases, also had its conflicts with local tribes. The Puritan ideals of New England were

  • The Rights of Women in 18th Century America

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    The Rights of Women in 18th Century America On July 4, 1804, a group of young men in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, offered a series of toasts to commemorate the nation's independence. Among their testimonials, they offered one to a cherished ideal:"[To] the rights of men, and the rights of women-. May the former never be infringed, nor the latter curtailed." The men acknowledged, even celebrated, an innovative and controversial idea: women along with men should be regarded as the bearers of rights

  • 19th Century Identity In America

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    In the late 19th century America was grappling with who it was as a country. With African American's being freed with the end of the Civil War it did not make it any easier. Before the war America was predominately seen as a country run by Caucasians. While after the war African Americans were not necessarily treated any better. The war did not give America a sense of identity. African Americans were not treated any more equally. The search for an identity was not merely between black and white

  • 20th Century Latin America

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    Throughout the 20th century Latin America has been a virtual laboratory of development strategies. The principal objective was to discover the solution for the economic puzzle of the region. When attempting to explain underdevelopment, the interaction between the state and the market has been at the core of several theorists. There have been different economic approaches implemented to tackle this issue. Each of them would differ in the degree of importance of external economic relations in their

  • Education in America of the 18th Century

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    field.” The essays of Benjamin Rush and Judith Sargent Murray provide two different points of view with respects to the necessity for women to be well educated in post-revolutionary America. Comparable to other American men as well as a few American women before, during, and after the Revolutionary War of the 18th century, Benjamin Rush believed that women’s skills were limited to that of domestic work. His thoughts toward the abilities of women were that they began, and ended with the home: from caring

  • The Impact Of Slavery In 18th Century America

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    In the early eighteenth century, about three-quarters of the urban elite owned at least one slave. Throughout the eighteenth century, blacks risked their lives in effort to resist enslavement. By the mid eighteenth century, three slave systems in British North American had produced distinct African- American culture. In the Chesapeake, because of a more healthful culture. In the 17th and 18th centuries, some blacks gained their freedom, acquired property, and gained access to American society. Many

  • Views on Overseas Expansion in 19th Century America

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    overseas expansion raised a foreign policy debate in the late years of the 19th century to the early years of the 20th century. People favored overseas expansion because they wanted the American economy to grow. Missioners, who wanted to convert the inhabitants of the new lands, also propelled this new policy, and theories such as the Social Darwinism and the Manifest Destiny made people believed it was right for America to expand its frontiers and help the less fortune. But there were some who disagreed

  • Opposition to Immigration in 19th and 20th Century America

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    Immigration in 19th and 20th Century America During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, many American nativist groups opposed free unrestricted immigration. Although racism is a main reason, there were many others. Economic, political, social and moral standards seemed to be threatened by these newcomers. The immigrants were unfamiliar of the language and customs that we take for granted in our everyday lives. The fear that gripped the nation was why people reacted so strongly against

  • Impact Of The Industrial Revolution On North America In The 19th Century

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    1800s, the 19th century lasted from 1801-1900. The 19th century featured a second industrial revolution. It featured the growth of railways and steam ships which lead to faster means of communication. Slavery also was a dominant issue in the early 19th century. There was also growing interest in establishing national identities which eventually, led to the first world war. Napoleon formed a period of readjustment. North America in the 19th century featured expansion. North America evolved from being

  • Healthcare Evolution: From 1800s America to the 21st Century

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    A lot of things have changed between the 1800s and the 21st-century.Many issues need to be addressed whether dealing with social, economical, environmental, or political. Through the many years of living in America, I had problems that dealt with Medicine.Some aren't able to afford it, only those with healthcare can get specific benefits.In 1915 those who made less than $1,200 a year would get covered.Now we are in the year 2017 and most people don't get to have the benefit, especially those without

  • Urban Poverty in 18th Century America Depicted in Riis', How the Other Half Lives

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    With his book How the Other Half Lives, Riis offers the audience a glimpse into the unsettling and unnoticed reality of the urban poverty in America at the turn of the 19th century. Not only he revealed the dark side of the society, he also showed the urgent need for change. Riis used emotional as well as logical appeal to support his argument in favor of the need for a social reform. By combining powerful pictures and detailed annotations accounting the conditions of life in the New York, Riis made

  • Christianity & the Revolutionary War

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    Amish refused to fight, and for their refusal were suppressed and humiliated like the royalists" (n.pag). Often the pacifists served in hospitals, tending to both British and American wounded. From these readings one can discern that Eighteenth-century America was a deeply religious culture. Sermons taught not only the way to personal salvation in Christ but also the way to temporal and national prosperity for God’s chosen people. Timothy D. Hall a professor at Central Michigan University in The American

  • Pacifism & Conscientious Objection

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    During the 20th century America has been involved in many conflicts that have led to war or the taking up of arms against other humans and nations. Although the vast majority of Americans have blindly accepted these actions throughout the century, more and more people are seeing war as morally wrong. Reasons for this epiphany are based off of a variety of things and encompass many other aspects related to war and killing examples include: due to moral and ethical principles, objection to war due

  • Is Hester Prynne A Transcendentalist?

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    nineteenth century America, describes an optimistic person who fully lives in the present and has faith in the future. He or she loves nature, sees God in nature, and believes we are all connected. A transcendentalist takes action, and is honest and very individualistic. To me that clearly explains Hester Prynne's personality and beliefs. She is a confident, hopeful woman who never seems to let anyone get her down, which tells me that she is Hawthorne's transcendentalist, living in a Puritan America. In

  • Spoon River in History

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    With the coming of the new century America under goes a change led by many different events. The collection of poems written in Lee Masters book Spoon River Anthology portrays the typical small town at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. Show the different social, economical, and political trend and influences throughout the United States. The city of Spoon River went through many of the same social trends that the United States experienced like social Darwinism and

  • Burr, Hamilton, & Jefferson: A study in character

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    chronological narrative, because it is a study in "character." Its analytical framework, however, is too value-laden, sometimes obscuring the political and social context of early nineteenth-century America. Kennedy sets up his straw men to praise and destroy, which is an easy feat from the vantage point of twenty-first-century morality. The book is, nonetheless, intellectually honest (the author admits his biases upfront and in the appendix), provocative, and ultimately instructive. He blasts certain points

  • Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin In The Sun - Dreams and Racism

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    Raisin In The Sun, deal primarily with the basic nature of humans and their respected struggle's to "make it" in America. The story, for the most part, centers upon an African-American family, their dreams for the future and an insurance check coming in for death of the eldest man. Stirring into the mix later is the hugely oppressive, segregationist aspect of mid-twentieth century America. With highly oppressive external pressures, combined with conflicting ideas of happiness, the story centers on

  • An Analysis of Gatsby’s Success and Failure

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    and success were obstacles to him. After World War I ,the generation of young Americans who had fought the war became intensely disillusioned, as the brutal carnage that had just faced made the Victorian social morality of early-twentieth-century America like stuffy. The dizzying rise of the social market in the aftermath of the war led to a sudden, sustained increase in the national wealth and a newfound materialism, as people began to spend and consume at unprecedented levels. A person from

  • Does Higher Education Need Affirmative Action?

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    Does Higher Education Need Affirmative Action? Introduction Is affirmative action in higher education needed? This question provokes a myriad of emotions. Is affirmative action antiquated and unneeded in 21st century America? Or are the racial boundaries of this country’s ancestors still in effect? America’s Declaration of Independence states, “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit