American History

Life or Death: Who Chooses?
Life or Death: Who Chooses?
Life or Death: Who Chooses? In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respect for human life was to be
Abortion: Who Really Cares
Abortion: Who Really Cares
Abortion: Who Really Cares Life or Death: Who Chooses? In Roman times, abortion and the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, but as out civilization has aged, it seems that such acts were no longer acceptable by rational human beings, so that in 1948, Canada along with most other nations in the world signed a declaration of the United Nations promising every human being the right to life. The World Medical Association meeting in Geneve at the same time, stated that the utmost respec
Philosophy - Abortion Rectitude
Philosophy - Abortion Rectitude
Philosophy - Abortion Rectitude There comes a time in the lives of most women when an ovum, fertilized with sperm, will implant itself into her uterine wall. This is nature\'s first step in its attempt to continue the human race. Currently, when this implantation occurs, the impregnated woman has the right to allow the embryo to nourish itself into existence or to eliminate all chances of that embryo attaining life through abortion. Every species of plant and animal on earth reproduce in one way
The Bay of Pigs Invasion.
The Bay of Pigs Invasion.
The Bay of Pigs Invasion. The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers and ironically 34 years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fidel Castro, is still in powe
The History of Coca-Cola
The History of Coca-Cola
The History of Coca-Cola The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 billion dollar business. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist. He concocted the formula in a three
The History of the Ku Klux Klan
The History of the Ku Klux Klan
The History of the Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) is one of America\'s oldest and most feared groups. Driven by the dream of a world with only one master race, the KKK often uses violence and moves above the law to promote their cause. They didn\'t start of violent, or to promote white supremacy. They have been in the shadows for over 130 years and continue to thrive in America\'s society today. The Ku Klux Klan began almost accidentally during the reconstruction period after the civil war
The New Deal
The New Deal
The New Deal During the 1930\'s, America witnessed a breakdown of the Democratic and free enterprise system as the US fell into the worst depression in history. The economic depression that beset the United States and other countries was unique in its severity and its consequences. At the depth of the depression, in 1933, one American worker in every four was out of a job. The great industrial slump continued throughout the 1930\'s, shaking the foundations of Western capitalism. The New Deal des
The New Immigration
The New Immigration
The New Immigration 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 had to travel in steerage. Passen
The Sedition Act of 1798
The Sedition Act of 1798
The Sedition Act of 1798 For the first few years of Constitutional government, under the leadership of George Washington, there was a unity, commonly called Federalism that even James Madison (the future architect of the Republican Party) acknowledged in describing the Republican form of government-- And according to the degree of pleasure and pride we feel in being republicans, ought to be our zeal in cherishing the spirit and supporting the character of Federalists. Although legislators had
Definition of War: Sherman's Hell
Definition of War: Sherman's Hell
Definition of War: Sherman\'s Hell The term war is one that most competent English speaking people are familiar with, and it is one that most of those same people could attempt to define. The only problem lies in the definition that one would receive. War is so complex and multifaceted that it is truly understood by only a few people. Wars date far back into history, and they have been fought for more reasons than could be listed. It seems strange, but untimalely, they are fought for one reaso
Sixteen Most Significant Events in US History betw
Sixteen Most Significant Events in US History betw
Sixteen Most Significant Events in US History between 1789 to 1975 After a review of United States\' history from 1789 to 1975, I have identified what I believe are the sixteen most significant events of that time period. The attached sheet identifies the events and places them in brackets by time period. The following discussion provides my reasoning for selecting each of the events and my opinion as to their relative importance in contrast to each other. Finally, I have concluded that of the s
Shoeless Joe and the Black Sox Scandal
Shoeless Joe and the Black Sox Scandal
Shoeless Joe and the Black Sox Scandal After winning the 1906 World Series, the Chicago White Sox were not able to maintain their position of number one. They remained in the middle of the American League until 1915 when a new manager, Clarence Rowland and a new star, Joe Jackson, joined the team. Joe Jackson was a star from South Carolina who was known as Shoeless Joe because of his poverty-stricken childhood. Joe Jackson was dubbed The finest natural hitter in the history of the game. In 1
Why Puritans Came to America: Freedom
Why Puritans Came to America: Freedom
Why Puritans Came to America: Freedom When the English came to America to escape religious persecution, things commenced at a shaky start. For example, Puritans fled from England because of religious persecution. They were being physically beaten because of their religious beliefs therefore they attempted to create a Utopia or City upon a hill in the New World. There City upon a hill began with a government based on religious beliefs. It developed into a government which condemned those who
The American Dream
The American Dream
The American Dream It is the intent of this paper to prove that the American Dream can best be explained as a ciity upon a hill. Ciity upon a hill meaning being above and superior over those below. The Civil War, the imperialistic race of the 19th century, the Korean War, the KKK, and the Gulf War are all examples of the American Dream of superiority playing a part in American History. Each American has a different idea of this superiority, but nonetheless strive to achieve it, whatever
The American Revolution
The American Revolution
The American Revolution The American Revolution was forced upon the Americans by the cruel treatment from the British. On May 10 of 1775 the Second Continental Congress gathered in Philadelphia, one month after the fighting broke out. There, delegates from each of the 13 colonies would decide on independence. A Declaration of Independence was required to state why the 13 colonies were separating from the British Empire. With this, POW\'s could demand to be treated as prisoners instead of traitor
The American Colonies
The American Colonies
The American Colonies The New England and Southern Colonies were both settled largely by the English. By 1700, the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. The southern colonies have characteristics that are the antithesis of the New England colonies attributes. New England was colonized for Freedom of Worship and freedom of political thought. The Southern colonies were developed for freedom of economic opportunity. The New England colonies had aspirations for a distinct society, where t
The 60s and Freedom
The 60s and Freedom
The 60s and Freedom Most of the time, when thinking back to the sixties, people remember hearing about things such as sex, drugs, and racism. However, what they often tend to overlook is the large emphasis freedoms had on the era. This does not just refer to the freedoms already possessed by every American of the time. This focuses on the youth\'s fight to gain freedom or break away from the values and ideas left behind by the older generation. While some authors when writing about the sixties
Abstract Expressionism
Abstract Expressionism
Abstract Expressionism What about the reality of the everyday world and the reality of painting? They are not the same realities. What is this creative thing that you have struggled to get and where did it come from? What reference or value does it have, outside of the painting itself? Ad Reinhardt, in a group discussion at Studio 35, in 1950. My essay starts with the origin and the birth of this great expression in the twentieth century. This movement not only touched painting, it had an affe
Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, including A
Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, including A
Arthur Miller and Tennessee Williams, including A Streetcar Named Desire (1947, film, 1951) and Death of a Salesman (1949). He directed the Academy Award-winning films Gentleman\'s Agreement (1947) and On The Waterfront (1954), as well as East of Eden (1955), A Face in the Crowd (1957), Splendor in the Grass (1961), and The Last Tycoon (1976). His two autobiographical novels, America, America (1962) and The Arrangement (1967), were turned into films in 1963 and 1968. Bibliography: Koszarski, Ric
Themes Relating to Good Versus Evil in Billy Budd
Themes Relating to Good Versus Evil in Billy Budd
Themes Relating to Good Versus Evil in Billy Budd Many themes relating to the conflict between Good and Evil can be found in Herman Melville\'s novella Billy Budd, Foretopman. First originating as a poem about a middle-aged man on the eve of his execution, Billy Budd is the only true work of fiction written by Melville (Bloom, Critical Views 198). The idea for the novella was probably suggested in part by an incident in 1842 in which a midshipman and two seamen of the American brig Somers were h
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg Final Draft Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), was an American poet, biographer, and balladeer. He was a writer, famous for his free-verse style (Carl Sandburg, 222). He focused on the people and places of modern American life. Sandburg wrote what is regarded as the definitive biography of Abraham Lincoln. He was even invited to address the joint session and to be honored, when the houses of Congress came together on Feb. 12, 1959, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Lincoln
Dr Daniel J. Boorstin
Dr Daniel J. Boorstin
Dr Daniel J. Boorstin Dr. Daniel J. Boorstin (1914- ) holds many honorable positions and has received numerous awards for his notable work. He is one of America\'s most eminent historians, the author of more than fifteen books and numerous articles on the history of the United States, as well as a creator of a television show. His editor- wife, Ruth Frankel Boorstin, a Wellesley graduate, has been his close collaborator. Born in Atlanta, Georgia, and raised in Oklahoma, he received his undergrad
Fidel Castro: How One Man With A Cigar Dominated A
Fidel Castro: How One Man With A Cigar Dominated A
Fidel Castro: How One Man With A Cigar Dominated American Foreign Policy In 1959, a rebel, Fidel Castro, overthrew the reign of Fulgencia Batista in Cuba; a small island 90 miles off the Florida coast. There have been many coups and changes of government in the world since then. Few if any have had the effect on Americans and American foreign policy as this one. In 1952, Sergeant Fulgencia Batista staged a successful bloodless coup in Cuba . Batista never really had any cooperation and rarely ga
Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse When I think back of the stories that I have heard about how the Native American Indians were driven from their land and forced to live on the reservations one particular event comes to my mind. That event is the Battle of the Little Big Horn. It is one of the few times that the Oglala Sioux made history with them being the ones who left the battlefield as winners. When stories are told, or when the media dares to tamper with history, it is usually the American Indians who are looked
President Gerald Ford
President Gerald Ford
President Gerald Ford Outline I. Introduction II. Early Life III. Presidency IV. Conclusion V. Bibliography Introduction Ford may not be the most important president during his time, but he did more than some presidents did for the people. One of them was raising their spirits and hopes for the people to the government. He helped people gain confidence in their president again after losing confidence with Nixon. He set new records and started getting the United States on its feet again after hav
Abraham Lincoln - Civil War President
Abraham Lincoln - Civil War President
Abraham Lincoln - Civil War President Abraham Lincoln was assuredly one of the greatest presidents in American history. This is demonstrated by his effective administration during the Civil War, the creation of policies that benefited everyone in the United States and the efforts that kept the United States from splintering during the Civil War and from its aftermath. Lincoln made excellent decisions in the Civil War. He guided his nation from being torn apart by conflict. He reacted quickly whe
Wilson, Woodrow
Wilson, Woodrow
Wilson, Woodrow Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States (1913-21), secured a legislative program of progressive domestic reform, guided his country during WORLD WAR I, and sought a peace settlement based on high moral principles, to be guaranteed by the LEAGUE OF NATIONS. Early Life and Career Thomas Woodrow Wilson was born in Staunton, Va., on Dec. 28, 1856. He was profoundly influenced by a devoutly religious household headed by his father, Joseph Ruggles Wilson, a Presbyterian min
John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos
John Dos Passos Almost every one writer can say that they are influenced by their childhood and past. Memories flood back to them as they encounter a similar experience or similar situation in their earlier years. No doubt a significant factor in their writing, the past from a specific writer\'s life usually adds more depth and complexity to their works. Because these previous experiences are from the author\'s actual life, the scenes and subjects related to the theme are more accurate and reali
Ray Charles Robinson
Ray Charles Robinson
Ray Charles Robinson Ray Charles Robinson was born on September 23, 1930 in Albany Georgia. His father was Bailey Robinson, a railroad repair man, and his mother was \'Retha. His father never married his mother. His legal wife was Mary Jane, who also helped to raise Charles. By the time he was three, young Charles was learning to play the piano. When he was five his brother, who was three at the time, drowned. A few months later Charles got the disease that would make him go blind by the time he
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson The third president of the United States, a diplomat, statesman, architect, scientist, and philosopher, Thomas Jefferson is one of the most eminent figures in American history. No leader in the period of the American Enlightenment was as articulate, wise, or conscious of the implications and consequences of a free society as Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, a tobacco plantation in Virginia. His father, Peter Jefferson, was a self-made s
JFK: His Life and Legacy
JFK: His Life and Legacy
JFK: His Life and Legacy On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-sellin
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Marco Polo Marco Polo is one of the most well-known heroic travelers and traders around the world. In my paper I will discuss with you Marco Polo\'s life, his travels, and his visit to China to see the great Khan. Marco Polo was born in c.1254 in Venice. He was a Venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in Asia was the primary source for the European image of the Far East until the late 19th century. Marco\'s father, Niccol¨, and his uncle Maffeo had traveled to China (1260-69
Pierre Trudeau
Pierre Trudeau
Pierre Trudeau Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada, was once described as A French Canadian proud of his identity and culture, yet a biting critic of French-Canadian society, determined to destroy its mythology and illusions. He has also been identified as A staunch, upholder of provincial autonomy holding the justice portfolio in the federal government. Such cumulative appraisal and observation made by past fellow bureaucrat provides high testimonial for the ex-Democratic Social
Robert Penn Warren
Robert Penn Warren
Robert Penn Warren Robert Penn Warren, born in Guthrie, Kentucky in 1905, was one of the twentieth century\'s most eminent American writers. He was a distinguished novelist and poet, literary critic, essayist, short story writer, and coeditor of numerous textbooks. He also a founding editor of The Southern Review, a journal of literary criticism and political thought. The primary influences on Robert Warren\'s career as a poet were probably his Kentucky boyhood, and his relationships with his fa
Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney
Eli Whitney Historians believe that one of the greatest pioneers in the birth of automation, American inventor, pioneer, mechanical engineer, and manufacturer Eli Whitney. Best remembered as the inventor of the cotton gin. He made his first violin when he was only 12. Eli started college when he was 23, in 1788. He left for Georgia and got his first look at cotton business. He graduated from Yale in 1792, and went to Savannah, Georgia to teach and study law. After he graduated he went south to t
Chester Wilmot
Chester Wilmot
Chester Wilmot Though this student looked in Who\'s Who and Contemporary Authors, no information on Chester Wilmot could be found. One considered searching the Directory of American Scholars, but that would not be helpful since he is from Australia. In The Struggle for Europe, Wilmot seeks to explain several points. First, he explores and explains how the western allies succeeded militarily but failed politically during World War II. He then elaborates on how and why the western allies crushed t
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant
Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant rose to command all the Federal armies in the Civil War and lead them to victory. He was respected so much that he went on to be president of the United States for two terms. His time of glory didn\'t last forever though, he developed cancer and died bankrupt. Ulysses Hiram Grant was born April 27, 1822, in a two room frame house at Point Pleasant, Ohio(Ulysses S. Grant 1). His father, Jesse Root Grant, was foreman in a tannery and a farmer. His mother, Hannah S
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou
Maya Angelou A poet, an author, a play-write, an actress, a mother, a civil-rights activists, historian and most important a survivor. Perhaps Maya Angelou, award winning author of many books is one of the most influential African Americans in American history. I believe that she rates at the top of the list of American authors, with Hemingway, Hawthorne, and Voight. I believe through my research and reading of Maya Angelou that she should be among the members of The American Authors Hall of Fam
Sam Adams
Sam Adams
Sam Adams Every so often, a man of true passion is born. A man exceedingly dedicated to his principles, and very firm in his beliefs. Samuel Adams was such a man. Adams was a patriot, and one of the more influential men in the colonies. However, even as a patriot, he did not support the Constitution. How could such a patriot be an anti-federalist? Once again, it all comes down to an issue of beliefs. Samuel Adams was born on September 27, 1722. He was the son of a successful merchant and malter.
Harper Lee: Introduction to Harper Lee
Harper Lee: Introduction to Harper Lee
Harper Lee: Introduction to Harper Lee Early Life Born in Monroeville, Alabama, on April 28, 1926, Nelle Harper Lee is the youngest of three children of Amassa Coleman Lee and Francis Lee. Before his death, Miss Lee\'s father and her older sister, Alice, practiced law together in Monroeville. When one considers the theme of honor that runs throughout Miss Lee\'s novel, it is perhaps significant to note that her family is related to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, a man especially noted for hi
Kate Chopin's Controversial Views
Kate Chopin's Controversial Views
Kate Chopin\'s Controversial Views Too strong a drink for moral babies, and should be labeled \'poison\'. was the how the Republic described Kate Chopin\'s most famous novel The Awakening (Seyersted 174). This was the not only the view of one magazine, but it summarized the feelings of society as a whole. Chopin woke up people to the feelings and minds of women. Even though her ideas were controversial at first, slowly over the decades people began to accept them. Kate O\'Flaherty Chopin was r
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Analysis
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Analysis
Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee: An Analysis Dee Brown\'s Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee is a fully documented account of the annihilation of the American Indian in the late 1800s ending at the Battle of Wounded Knee. Brown brings to light a story of torture and atrocity not well known in American history. The fashion in which the American Indian was exterminated is best summed up in the words of Standing Bear of the Poncas, When people want to slaughter cattle they drive them along until they get
The Color Purple: Real Outcome of Economic Achieve
The Color Purple: Real Outcome of Economic Achieve
The Color Purple: Real Outcome of Economic Achievement and Alternative Economic View The main theme this essay will be focusing on is the distinction between the real outcome of economic achievement as described in The Color Purple by the lynching of Celie\'s father, and its alternative economic view presented at the end of the novel depicting Celie\'s happiness and entrepreneurial success. We will attempt the task at hand by relating the novel to two Models (Historical and Empirical Data, M
Pierre Elliot Trudeau's Federalism and the French
Pierre Elliot Trudeau's Federalism and the French
Pierre Elliot Trudeau\'s Federalism and the French Canadians Published in 1968, Federalism and the French Canadians is an ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre Elliot Trudeau during his time spent with the Federal Liberal party of Canada. The emphasis of the book deals with the problems and conflicts facing the country during the Duplessis regime in Quebec. While Trudeau stresses his adamant convictions on Anglophone/Francophone relations and struggles for equality
Tom Clancy: Believable Plots
Tom Clancy: Believable Plots
Tom Clancy: Believable Plots There are many fictional books written to be enjoyed for their contents. However, the interest of the reader in the contents of a book is sometimes affected by the realism with which the plot is introduced. Tom Clancy is an author of many books concerning the military. He is one of the most outstanding authors for writing fictional novels to do with military. His novels The Hunt for Red October and The Cardinal of The Kremlin provide insights which will capture the i
Hawaii by James Michener
Hawaii by James Michener
Hawaii by James Michener Summation Hawaii, by James A. Michener, is a novel which covers, on both a fictional and a non-fictional level, the total history of Hawaii from its beginning until approximately 1954. The work traces Hawaiian history from the geological creation of the islands (From the Boundless Deeps) to the arrival of its first inhabitants, (From the Sun-Swept Lagoon), then to the settlement of the islands by the American missionaries, (From the Farm of Bitterness). In the novel
The World Anti-Communist League: Inside The Leagu
The World Anti-Communist League: Inside The Leagu
The World Anti-Communist League: Inside The League by Scott Anderson, and Jon Lee Anderson Reviewed by Chip Berlet Inside The League: The Shocking Expose Of How Terrorists, Nazis, And Latin American Death Squads Have Infiltrated The World Anti-Communist League. Scott Anderson and Jon Lee Anderson. Dodd Mead, New York, 1986. 352 pages. $19.95 hardcover. ISBN 0- 396-08517-2. Publication date May 28, 1986. For over ten years progressive researchers in this country and in Europe have been uncove
John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer
John Dos Passos' Manhattan Transfer
John Dos Passos\' Manhattan Transfer HISTORICAL BACKGROUND: This book began in the 1890\'s. Benjamin Harrison of the Republicans was in power. The novel began by showing the problems of immigration both from the view point of the immigrant and of the already settled American. We are aware right from the first page that the life of an immigrant was extremely difficult. Jobs were extremely scarce and even when they were available the pay was low. However the immigrants had to worry about more than
Last of the Mohicans: Differents Between the Book
Last of the Mohicans: Differents Between the Book
Last of the Mohicans: Differents Between the Book and Movie The book Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper was very different from the movie Last of the Mohicans in terms of the storyline. However, I feel that the producer and director of this movie did a good job of preserving Cooper\'s original vision of the classic American man surviving in the wilderness, while possibly presenting it better than the book originally did and in a more believable fashion to a late twentieth century read
Animal Farm: Animal Satire
Animal Farm: Animal Satire
Animal Farm: Animal Satire A Research Paper Table Of ContentS ABSTRACT i ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ii 1. CHAPTER THE AUTHOR: GEORGE ORWELL 1 1.1. PRESENTATION 1 1.2. HIS LIFE 1 1.3. HIS TIME: POLITICAL BACKGROUND 4 1.3.1. THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION 5 1.3.2. THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR 7 1.4. ORWELL AND THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR 8 1.5. ANIMAL FARM 9 2. CHAPTER SATIRE 13 2.1. PRESENTATION 13 2.2. WHAT IS SATIRE? 13 2.2.1. DEFINITION 13 2.2.2. CHARACTERISTICS OF SATIRE 14 2.2.3. TECHNIQUES OF SATIRE 17 3. CHAPTER METHOD