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The Draft and War Crimes Committed During the Vietnam War
Many lessons can be learned from the Vietnam War. One could learn to question their government’s actions, or to speak out against the norm. A lesson that may become important very soon is to practice civil disobedience when you feel it is right to do so. Some of the greatest changes in history have come about when a large g...
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The Concept of Westernization and Its Consequences
Ramifications of Westernization: A Quest for Identity The Dawn of Westernization Amid the rapidly growing synergy of global markets and an extensively interconnected international stage, the world is on a collision course towards the influences of Westernization which, some argue, eclipses not only geography and cultu...
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A Short Review of the Mexican-American War
Mexican American War The Mexican-American War was a war that resulted from the United States claiming the boundaries of Texas. It all started in March 1845, when the U.S. annexed Texas; that is, added as an extra part to the United States. In September, James K. Polk, the president at the time, sent John Slidell to Mex...
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Apathy, Avoidance, and Unity that Resonates within the Native American Culture in The Only Traffic Signal on the Reservation Doesn't Matter Anymore
The Only Traffic Signal on the Reservation Doesn’t Matter Anymore Sherman Alexie’s work has given many readers a glimpse at a life they are comfortably ignorant towards: Native Americans. The history, tragedy, culture-- all of it escapes the minds of 21st century Americans entirely, spare for the occasional racist sports m...
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The Influence of the Cold War on American Life and Culture
The Cold War, also known as the Hot Peace by Political Science professor Michael Ng-Quinn, describes the period of tension between the United States and the Soviet Union following World War Two. Despite the fact that the U.S. and the U.S.S.R. did not directly fight a war during the era, they did get involved in two differen...
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The Problems the United States Had With Paying Debts After the Revolutionary War
The United States had racked up $43 million in debt fighting the
Revolutionary War. The U.S. had gained its independence, but immediately
after the war, the new country had difficulty figuring out the identity of
the country, while also trying to figure out how it would pay its debts.
While the states fought together agains...
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An Overview of the History, Country, and People of Cuba
The History of Cuba The history of Cuba is long and chaotic. Its first inhabitants were
the Taino, also known as the Arawak. They migrated to Cuba from mainland of
the Americas, long before Columbus discovered the New World. The Taino
called this land, Caobana. (Wikipedia) Christopher Columbus found and landed...
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The Life of an African-American Youth in Baltimore in Between the World and Me, a Book by Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Between the World and Me (2015) is an autobiographical account of his life as an African-American youth growing up in Baltimore. In the wake of the deaths of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, and other black youths, Coates wrote this book in the form of a letter to his teenage son Samori, offering him advice and...
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The Truth Behind the Boston Massacre: A Look at the Testimonies of Eyewitnesses
WBG Essay Chapter 4: What Really Happened in the Boston Massacre? By the late 18th century, tensions in Colonial America were running high. Despite colonists coming to America to start anew and to escape from under British rule, the British Parliament still maintained a strong foothold over the colonies through various tax...
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The Life of Alexander Hamilton and His Establishment in American Politics
Less so than the aristocracy of Great Britain, the class structure in
the American colonies played a significant role in society. While this
system existed in the colonies, as opposed to Great Britain, it was
possible for an orphan with no pedigree or wealth to become an important
player in the American political structure....
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A Study of the Hutterite Culture and Community
Hutterite Sojourn The hutterites are a group of Anabaptists. They are the one of the oldest communal groups. Despite this, their population is growing. Instead of living with family, they live in a colony. The colony in which they live owns everything of theirs. Because of this, there’s no private property, personal bank...
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The Conflict Between Religious Ideas and Human Nature in the Document The Puritans and Sex by Edmund S. Morgan
Puritans and Sex The Puritans were a group formed in the New World based on religious ideals. However, in a document titled “The Puritans and Sex,” Edmund S Morgan demonstrates a reality in which these religious ideas can be set aside when human nature takes its course. Most Americans are “squeamish when confronted with...
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Was Columbus an Imperialist?
Was Columbus an Imperialist? Christopher Columbus was the first European to set foot in what is now the United States. This was right around the beginning of the 16th century, during the height of the renaissance. Science and technology were developing rapidly, and this allowed capital growth, which lead to exploration a...
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An Examination of the Morality and Personality of Christopher Columbus
Christopher Columbus is a well-known figure in history because of his discovery of America in the fifteenth century which eventually led to the expansion and colonization of what we know today as Latin America. Most historians can agree that Columbus indeed discovered the New World with the help and permission of Queen Isab...
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Texas as a Republic State Throughout the History of America
Texas is a well known for being a conservative Republican state. However, it was not always like this. In fact, the Democratic Party was the main party most citizens identified with. With new factors taking place, the idea of a more conservative Republican state began to rise as time went on in the the 20th century. New ide...
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A History of the La Amistad Slave Ship and the Civil Rights in America
La Amistad and Civil Rights The slave ship named La Amistad (Friendship) was a small two-masted schooner that, although was American built, was owned by a Spanish slaver who lived in Cuba. While this slave ship was transporting Mende slaves captured in Sierra Leone to the Caribbean, the fifty-three slaves escaped their con...
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An Analysis of the Troubling Civilizations of the Americas
In Depth: The "Troubling" Civilizations of the Americas From the first encounter with the peoples of the Americas, European
concepts and judgments about civilization, barbarism, morality, power,
politics, and justice were constantly called into question. The American
Indian societies had many religious ideas and practices...
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The Struggle and Tragedy in the Life of Andrew Jackson
President Andrew Jackson, the man who granted the power to the people, the man who started with nothing, the man who changed our way of life with only his perseverance and pen. Like most frontiersman, Jackson was born to little privilege and suffered a traumatizing childhood. What made him different however, was his bravery...
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A Quick Overview of the 1920's in the United States: the Most Important Developments
Five technological and economic developments of the 1920's include
the mass adoption of automobiles, college education was becoming more
common, radio was spreading new ideas all around the country, the
prohibition of selling alcohol made a vast underground market, and huge
advances in aviation. Three that stand out the mos...
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From the Perspective of Thomas Jefferson: A Democratic-Republican Statements Concerning Use of Military Force to Put Down the Whiskey Rebellion
From the Perspective of Thomas Jefferson, The Whiskey Rebellion Debate: A Democratic-Republican Political Statement Concerning Use of Military Force to Put Down the Whiskey Rebellion As the founder of the Democratic-Republican Party, I, Thomas Jefferson, oppose the unnecessary use of military force to cease the Whiske...
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The Impact of the Colombian Exchange on the Native Americans, African Slaves, and Europeans
The discovery of the New World by European explorers during the 15th century brought about an ongoing transatlantic exchange of disease, tangible goods, ideas, and ethnic groups and their respective cultures. The Atlantic Ocean became a vehicle for the constant interchange between the Old World and the New World, most often...
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The Early Life and Work of Eleanor Roosevelt
Eleanor Roosevelt was the most influential wife of U.S history. She showed sympathy for soldiers by making speeches about the ones she saw on her travels. Eleanor has also influenced African American rights. Not only was she a great first lady, she also was the first to become actively involved in political and social issue...
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Comparing the Differences in the Experiences Between the Native People East of the Mississippi and the West
From the point of contact up until the 20th century, Natives have faced a variety of different challenges from white settlers. However, the challenges of the Native peoples East of the Mississippi greatly differ from those West of it. These differences in early experiences would have a wide ranging impact on these groups th...
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The Important Role of the Merchant Marine Act of 1920 or the Jones Act
The Merchant Marine Act of 1920, also commonly known as the Jones Act,
was meant to protect the American merchant marine industry. It stipulated
that all ships carrying goods or passengers sailing from one American port
to another must be built in America, along with being crewed and owned by
American citizens. Instead of p...
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The Brutality of Slavery During the Antebellum Period in the United States
Agency In Slavery In 1781, and for a century afterwards, slavery during this Antebellum period was the leading source of laborers in the United States. It soon became a brutal system that oppressed slaves, and gave them no chance of humanization or autonomy. Many historians strongly believe and support the idea that slaves...
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