Essays on Us History

Martin Luther King Jr and Malcolm X
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Throughout the nation’s history there has always been a rift between races. White males have always felt superior to African Americans, and therefore have been enslaving them. This was one of the lowest points in history, but the country and its leaders have done a good job to diminish the inequality and build upon the nations civil rights issues. As of today, there are no outstanding civil rights leaders, but in the height of the civil rights era the world…...
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Helping The Civil Rights Movement
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During the civil rights era there were hundreds of activists and marchers that fought for their rights. Imagine being a young African American and not being able to eat at the same restaurants, or even use the same water fountain that a white person uses. Then when a march is organized to oppose this discrimination, marchers are arrested for fighting for their rights. Bernice Johnson Reagon was a civil rights activist who suffered through this discrimination like so many other…...
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Paramount To Propelling The Civil Rights Movement in A Victorious Direction
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Most Freedom Schools were held in unmarked locations such as abandoned buildings, outside landmarks with benches, and even in churches. The women would note a list of resources that the schools needed and upon their return to the South, they would supply the schools with those very items. The work of WIMS extended beyond Freedom Schools as they were also involved in numerous other civil rights projects. Because their operation involved women of busy natures- community leaders, government officers, professionals,…...
Civil Rights MovementEducationPoliticsUnited States
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Solidarity and Difference Civil Rights Movement
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The 19th century’s industrial revolution radically changed the workforce in the United States. The technological advances created a severe change in the economy, such as mass manufacturing and the increase competition between laborers. These changes catalyzed the already largely spread social and economic inequality between the working class and the upper class’s citizens. Due to the increase of demand, workers worked in inhumane conditions without any regulations from the government. By the early 20th century, laborers realized that their only…...
Civil Rights MovementEconomyEmploymentPolitics
Equality and the Civil Rights Movement
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What does it mean to have equal rights? Does it mean we are all alike or does it mean we all should be entitled to whatever life has to offer? The Civil Rights Movement was further clarification of what It means to be free. There were earlier times in history when freedom and equality were addressed, but somehow never fully understood or realized. In the selection the MerryrGorRound. by Langston Hughes, we discussed in class how powerful of a piece…...
Civil Rights MovementCulturePhilosophyPolitics
On the Civil Rights Movement
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About three years ago i lived in Alabama which is one important place relevant to the topic I chose. It was a topic that would be discussed almost daily at school. especially in history class. I remember being impressed by the way everyone paid attention to the words of the teacher when we learned this lesson. Most of the time I could not comprehend much because lwas still learning English. but from what I understood it was a topic that…...
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Richard Wright and Zora Neale Hurston in American Literature
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The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's and early 1930's was a period of immense African American literary and intellectual activity, centered in Harlem, New York City. During this time many writers emerged, among them Zora Neale Hurston and Richard Wright. Respectively their works "The Gilded Six-Bits" and "Almos' A Man" are literary reminders of the early South. While attending college in New York, Zora Neale Hurston became part of the Harlem Renaissance's literati and hung out with the likes of…...
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Recognizing Japanese Ambition in Pearl Harbor
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Identifying Japanese ambitions of conquest is critical in understanding Pearl Harbor. Their faith instilled the belief that death was insufficient atonement for the debts they owned to Tenno. To remedy that, they believed in the participation of a divine mission to dominate all of Eastern Asia. However, the Japanese islands were severely lacking in raw materials and were highly dependent on foreign exports. Therefore South-East Asia becomes the perfect target for its immense natural resources, capable of making Japan self-sufficient…...
Pearl Harbor
Dispossessing The Wilderness: Indian Removal And The Making Of National Parks By Mark David Spence
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Indian removal and the making of National Parks by Mark David Spence is about idea of wilderness preservation and shows where native Americans live and how uninhabited wilderness was form and created, over time how this led to the romanticism of the creations of national parks. Mark David Spence argues that “uninhabited wilderness had to be created before it could be preserved.” So, what does it mean, how did uninhabited wilderness become reified, and how does it tell us about…...
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The Influence of the Monroe Doctrine on American History
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The Monroe Doctrine was a cornerstone in American History because of the closure of the Western Hemisphere for future colonization, views that any attempts at controlling the Western Hemisphere were hostile, and prevention of the United States from interfering in internal affairs and the wars of European powers. The Monroe Doctrine was developed because the United States was worried about the European colonial expansion in Latin America and South America. Britain's concerns were caused by Spain's attempt to reclaim its…...
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Cultural Memory vs. Historical Reality
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“Handicapped by History” by James Loewen  cross examines twelve American history textbooks and concludes that the authors propagate distorted views of American history. Through a critical examination of the textbooks, he explains that the textbooks omit certain facts from actual events because of the “desire to shield children from harm or conflict, the perceived need to control children and avoid classroom disharmony, [and] pressure to provide answers” all through “heroification.” These textbooks also create the inaccurate social archetypes that are…...
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Balancing The Relationship Between The Individual And The Government
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Liberals of today and yesteryear have held a constant concern for the concept of limited government, balancing the relationship between the individual and the government. Liberals today see the government as a means to an end and are constantly transferring power back to the government from the individual - they want a sustainable, thriving society and have recognized the government as the most efficient route. Liberalism in the time of the French Revolution was influenced by philosophes John Locke, Charles…...
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The Great Depression Problem
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As America was entering a new decade, they faced the troubles of the Great Depression. Many people were afraid of spending the little money they had saved, even when item prices were dropping. Since 32,000 corporations went bankrupt and 5,500 banks closed, employees were unable to receive payment leading to one-quarter of the work force drastically increasing the unemployment rate (Great-Depression). America needed assistance from the government, but Herbert Hoover refused the idea of any federal relief but as the…...
EconomyNew DealPoliticsUnited States
The Caused War To Break Out In Europe
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The political invasion in 1933 of Germany by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi Party and his aggressive foreign policy. Was one of the causes of the break out in Europe. How the Nazis cause to power: the great depression discredit capitalism in quite a few countries, a market economy. Also, discredit democracy. In consequence, the great depression caused tatitorion/ fascist dictatorships and appealing alternative. Nazi plans create a German empire the third right, to control the European continent. Hitler wanted…...
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The Submarines In WWII
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“Execute Unrestricted Air and Submarine warfare against Japan,” declared the United States Naval Department on December 7, 1941, mere hours after the attack on Pearl Harbor. This was the submarine fleet’s opportunity to avenge all of the Americans lost on the day that will go down in infamy. Submersible vehicles were first used in combat for more than a century and a half before World War II. During the American Revolution, colonists used parts of barrels to make a crude…...
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The Two Atomic Bombs
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Hiroshima was left in a state of destruction and chaos, buildings were destroyed to piles of rubble in a matter of seconds and it would take years to rebuild. Then, three days after this tragedy, the city of Nagasaki, was hit by a different atomic bomb. “Fat Man,” the second atomic bomb, which was filled with plutonium, hit Nagasaki on August 9, leaving “nearly half of the city… completely destroyed”. Although Nagasaki was the secondary target for the second atomic…...
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Global Transformation of United States During the 19th Century
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During the second half of the nineteenth century, the United States was experiencing a dramatic transformation in its agriculture due to the availability of new technology, the impact of government policy and economic conditions. Following the Civil War, many factors influenced the westward expansion and agricultural development in the West, such as Great Plains, Homestead Act: the US government had transferred over 270 million acres of public land to private hands. Also, the establishment of railroads motivates people to focus…...
Westward Expansion
The Impact of the Transcontinental Railroad
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Over, the years the Transcontinental Railroad was one of the most crucial projects that the people tried to create in the earlier years. The lack of technology, weather and extensive project, it took a long time to complete this project. If this Railroad was assembled, the United States would be conjoined from east to west. Trains offer a proficient method to move products over long distances. More than 33% of all payload transport occurs by methods for the rail line…...
Westward Expansion
The Significance of the Frontier in American History
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For many years there was land that had been unclaimed. Many settlers decided to move West so that they could settle long enough to afford to move farther West to grow crops and hunt and feed their families. The first to arrive were the Pioneers. They were forced to leave their homelands and relocate several miles across the Mississippi River because the whites wanted to grow cotton on the empty land. They could not compete with the skills of the…...
Westward Expansion
New Deal Sacramento’s
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Sacramento's history comes with many incredible developments as it matured into a Modernized city with its new architectural and cultural landscape of individual and environmental adjustment. Likewise, the projects came with successes, challenges, and failures that helped shape Sacramento, ultimately emerging from the shadow from its surrounding neighboring cities. In the 1930s, President Roosevelt signed the legislation that was referred to as 'the New Deal,' which allocated Federal funding to states to improve infrastructure and society/public programs. ( Boehm and…...
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The New Deal Development and Implementation
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The Great Depression really affected how things were going in America. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the president who had to address this issue. It was something that the president was optimistic on, stating that he “Promised a new deal and situation for the people of America” (Brinkley, 2014). This showed America that Franklin D. Roosevelt was not scared to take big steps in order to repair this country. It was not easy to execute, but it gave America slight progression…...
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Ralph Lawrence Carr: The Man who Stood while his Country Sat 
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Guard towers and barbwire loomed over structures meant for livestock, overcrowded with impoverished civilians, prisoners being used as laborers to feed World War II. However, the prisoners aren’t jews and the guards aren’t Nazis, they’re Japanese-Americans in American internment camps. In the swirl of paranoia, fear, and racism that the Attack on Pearl Harbor helped fuel, cried a voice of reason. Colorado Governor Ralph Lawrence Carr stood while the country sat, earning him the loss of his office, and his…...
Pearl HarborPoliticsUnited States
How the U.S. Was Affected by Wwii 
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The United States fell out of the great depression is October 1939. Two short years after, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. Therefore causing the United States to join the war. The U.S. was positively affected because women got jobs, U.S. men had arms to other countries, and we made allies with other countries. All through the 1920s, the U.S. economy extended quickly, and the country's aggregate riches dramatically increased somewhere in the range of 1920 and 1929, a period named 'The…...
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Surprise, Security, and the American Experience
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In John Gaddis's he does an in-depth analysis of the three grand strategies preemption, unilateralism, and hegemony and how they affected American foreign policy. He looks at major catastrophic events that happened in American history such as the burning of Washington, Pearl Harbor, and 9/11 and saw how the strategies were incorporated in response to the events and described both their pros and cons on how they affected the society at that specific moment in time. Gaddis takes a look…...
Cold WarPearl HarborUnited States
National Walkout Day. American History
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After the multiple school shootings, many students are taking part in the National Walkout Day to try and get stricter gun laws. Many people haven’t heard much information on this movement, so hopefully, this paper will better you. This paper will explain what the movement is about, how impacts the conversation on gun laws, who is participating/supporting it, the consequences participants are facing, and people who oppose and their views. Questions that many people are asking: is this movement good…...
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Economic and Social Changes That Occurred During The Industrial Revolution 
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While economic and social changes have occurred throughout history, certain time periods have seen extraordinary developments. One such time was the Industrial Revolution in England. There were developments on the way of life mostly the economic and social ways of life. People completely switched from a way of working in their homes and farms to working under very harsh conditions in factories. As for the way it affected the people, these changes all affected women, children, and men, in ways…...
Industrial RevolutionSocial ChangeSocial Class
The Consumption Consciousness Of Minimalists: Lifestyle On The Basis Of Anti-consumerism
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Minimalism can be described as a multi-faceted, cultural, even spiritual lifestyle in which people embrace the “less is more” mindset to free themselves from the unwanted burdens of a pro-consumer society. They seek to recognize the unnecessary and excessive drive of spending and collecting material possessions, and for many, it is ultimately targeted to starve the insatiable hunger of the beast that is consumerism. Minimalism is a complex culture since the practitioner can adopt their personalized principles based on their…...
ConsumerismUs History
The Rise Of Consumerism In The Us Of America
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The rise of consumerism in the 1920s allowed people to purchase items not because they needed them but for their own pleasure and satisfaction. People during this era had the opportunity to purchase items such as refrigerators, washing machines and electronic appliances and automobiles. Women were able to buy makeup and fashionable items. The rise of consumerism gave people more free time. The consumerism era also led to the rise of mass production by producing goods in large quantities so…...
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About History Of Consumerism In American Culture
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Consumerism is the theory that an increase in the consumption of goods is economically desirable. In other words, it is economically “attractive” to encourage the obtaining of goods and services in increasing amounts. The presidency of President Woodrow Wilson gave rise to American consumerism in the 1920s. Consumerism is known to be the shift in American culture from being a producer society in the nineteenth century to a consumer society in the twentieth century.From the colonial era to the late…...
ConsumerismUs History
Ethics In Disasters: Nurses Play A Key Role In Disaster Response Worldwide
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During a disaster, medical personnel will be forced to make many critical decisions. These decisions, made in urgent and high stress environments, should be ethically based on autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice. At a disaster site, nurses may triage patients using ethical principles and the theory of utilitarianism. The theory of utilitarianism is an ethical theory based on what is best for the community instead of what is best for the individual. Utilitarianism is often employed during the response to…...
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Natural Disasters: Hurricane Katrina
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Natural DisastersFrom 2003-2018, there have been 21 major disaster declarations made in the state of Texas (FEMA, 2018). These types of events include “hurricane(s), tornado, storm, high water, wind-driven water, tidal wave, tsunami, earthquake, volcanic eruption, landslide, mudslide, snowstorm, or drought, or regardless of cause, fire, flood, or explosion” (FEMA, 2018). In the last 15 years, there have been 13 major disaster events that have affected the gulf coastal area: 7 hurricanes or tropical storms, 4 incidents of severe storms…...
Hurricane KatrinaNatural Disaster
Hurricane Katrina: In What Way Can The Media Influence Us?
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Intro:In his essay “Frames of Reference”, Michael Dyson brings to light how the media conveys false stories based on race. For example, Dyson references the news coverage during Hurricane Katrina. Blacks were being persecuted as “thieves” and “looters” who were taking advantage of such a horrific time. In contrast, whites who were stockpiling food and materials from stores and homes were described as resourceful for gathering resources that they “found” to survive. The essay title, “Frames of Reference”, is a…...
Hurricane KatrinaNatural Disasters
Hurricane Katrina: It Is Possible To Spot The Catastrophe, Such As A Hurricane, And Prepare For It’s Possible Damages
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New Orleans endured one of the most traumatic turning points for the state of Louisiana in 2005. Hurricane Katrina, which was known to be a category four storm, had hit the state of Louisiana. Category four storms can have winds that range anywhere from 130 miles per hour to 160 miles per hour, and can cause disastrous harm to different building and properties including humans and pets. Category 4 hurricanes regularly include long periods of wipeouts of all electricity water…...
Hurricane KatrinaNatural Disasters
The History of the Cherokee Eviction in the 1700s
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In the period of the North American colonization in the early 1700’s to 1800’s, there was a lot of tension due to the Native Americans, specifically the Cherokees, that had previously been inhabiting the land in West America, specifically Georgia. Whites coming into that territory were not willing to compromise with the Natives and wanted what was eventually referred to as the Cherokee Removal. There were multiple points of view from both the whites and the Cherokee Nation. The arguments…...
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Give me Liberty, or Give me Death
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This famous phrase of the American Revolution, introduced by Patrick Henry, is embedded within every educated American, most simply because of its importance to history. His words, spoken towards the truly American leaders like General Washington, assisted in fanning the flames of revolution that guided the 13 colonies on to draft a Declaration of Independence, fight against the Intolerable Acts, and eventually fight a war against a powerful nation, though that is not for over a year after he spoke.…...
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The Harsh Effects of Blight   
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Blight is an issue that affects many cities and towns in the world. The areas that are highly affected areas sink lower and lower every day and are deteriorated by blight in many ways that most people don’t seem to see. These effects can range from higher crime to elevation in police brutality due to the police insinuation of gang activity. Blight can begin abandoned homes and businesses and span to infrastructure and littered streets. Although some people and organizations…...
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Reducing Disaster Impacts: Identifying Factors That Most Influence Preparedness Behaviours
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Disasters are natural, human-made, or technological emergency events which have negative economic and social consequences for the affected population. During the threat of or actual disaster, the general welfare of the public is threatened, warranting intervention to minimize the negative effects of the event. In light of the recent highly publicized disasters, many people are asking why isn’t there more done to prepare for disasters? Spending on disasters is increasing, and experts anticipate that this will continue. Although this prompts…...
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The Effect Climate Has on National Security
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Bill Nye, also known as the Science Guy stated that “It’s not the world hasn’t had more carbon dioxide, it’s not the world hasn’t been warmer. The problem is the speed at which things are changing. We are inducing a sixth mass extinction event kind of by accident we don’t want to be the ‘extinctee,’ if I may coin this noun.” I asked myself whether climate change is it real or fake? I am not here to debate the long-standing…...
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Important People in American History
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Republican Chris Jankowski's Ideas Republican Chris Jankowski had an idea that could change history. Jankowski thought of this project by reading an article in the New York Times, as he was reading he realized that 2010 is what they call a zero year. According to the dictionary year zero is the beginning of a revolutionary change. Since Jankowski was part of the Republican Sate Leadership Committee of the Unite States they named this project REDMAP which is abirritated for Redistricting Majority…...
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City Of Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois, a beautiful city containing abstract architecture and creative sculptures. Many people stand in awe against the presence of the Bean on Randolph St. Gawking at the sight of the Willis Tower located on S Walker Dr. But nothing compares to Navy Pier. Boats docked ready to give you ride across Michigan lake. Vendors ready to feed you delicious sweets and fatty foods. Others waiting for you to turn around and take pictures of you only to charge you…...
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Ralph Lawrence Carr: The Man who Stood while his Country Sat 
...Governor Ralph Lawrence Carr was truly, “...a Shining Light in the Painful History of Japanese Internment”(Paul 1). But his conviction to do what was right and not what was necessarily popular cost him his career. A man who stood when the country...
How the U.S. Was Affected by Wwii 
...The United States dropped out of the colossal misery is October 1939. Two brief a very long time after, Japan bombarded Pearl Harbor. In this way making the United States join the war. The U.S. was decidedly influenced on the grounds that ladies land...
Hurricane Katrina: In What Way Can The Media Influence Us?
...Intro:In his essay “Frames of Reference”, Michael Dyson brings to light how the media conveys false stories based on race. For example, Dyson references the news coverage during Hurricane Katrina. Blacks were being persecuted as “th...
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