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"Why do people cry... when it's not worth it?... Why do people weep... when you can just smile it away?" - Solangeu

Essays for History: America

  1. Chief See-Yahtlh
    "How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us." So begins the famous speech of Chief Seattle. Or does it? In reality, that line was...
  2. Charles Waddell Chesnutt
    Charles Waddell Chesnutt was born to free blacks Andrew Jackson Chesnutt and Anne Maria Sampson, in Cleveland, Ohio, on 20 June 1858. Chesnutt's parents had recently...
  3. Why Slavery Was Important for America
    Slavery Everyone knows a little about slavery, but do they know that Indians were slavers as well as Africans? Slavery had a huge impact on the world for many reasons...
  4. America's Foreign Policy - 1939-Present
    Question: How has the need for military security and the protection of democratic ideals shaped American foreign policy since 1939?<br /> <br /> <br /> Isolationism is a policy of having little to do with the affairs of foreign nations. Despite...
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  5. Assembly Line
    An assembly line is an arrangement of machines, equipment, and workers for a continuous flow of pieces in mass production. It determines the sequence of operations for the manufacture of each product. The assembly line is one of the steps for mass...
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  6. Attack in Pearl Harbor
    Attack in Pearl Harbor in December 1941 shocked United States to its core. It signaled not only an utter destruction of an important naval base and the loss of many lives, it in the first place signified the beginning of a great struggle for...
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  7. Baron Von Stueben
    Fredrich Von Steuben was born in Magedeburg Prussia, on Nov. 15, 1730, the son of a Prussian army officer. At the age of fourteen he served as a volunteer in the army, at the siege of Prague. By seventeen, he was an officer. In 1762 he served...
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  8. Barashka
    ENG 1120 Comparative Analysis of the Women - Characters in the Stories "Lullaby" by Leslie Marmon Silko and "The Yellow Wall-Paper...
  9. Gettysburg: Turning Point of the War
    Gettysburg: The Turning Point of the War On July 1, 1863, the Union Army of the Potomac engaged the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia which had advance into the north...
  10. Chile
    The country of Chile is located in western South America. The conditions vary with the mountains, <br /> deserts, and beaches. <br /> <br /> Climate <br /> <br /> The climate is one condition that may vary within different regions...
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  11. Christopher Columbus
    In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. But should America really celebrate Christopher Columbus? Was he really responsible for finding America or was he just simply lucky? The real question is, should the American people praise a man who had...
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  12. Cuba
    The revolution in Cuba was not a result of economic deprivation, nor because <br /> <br /> of high expectations in the economy, it was the political factors and <br /> <br /> expectations which evoked the civilians to revolt. The Cuban economy...
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  13. America Essay 11
    In a nation established by peoples of differing languages, ethnicities, and religions, Americans find unity in the democratic principles of the founding fathers; principles...
  14. Em Waves
    1. Statement on core idea - Point you will argue (thesis) - With link to society - Mention 2 texts 2. Define core ideas and importance in context - Define racism...
  15. Declaring Independence
    On May 10, 1775, the Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia. The Congress dealt with the military crisis the colonies were in with England. It organized forces around Boston into the Continental Army and appointed George Washington to...
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  16. Differences in the New England Colonies and Chesapeake Region
    Question: Although New England and the Chesapeake region were both settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. Why did this difference in development occur?<br /> <br /> When...
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  17. Fitzgerald’s Accuracy in His Portrayal of the Twenties
    F. Scott Fitzgerald was accurate in his portrayal of the aristocratic flamboyancy and indifference of the 1920s. In his novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald explores many aspects of indifference and flamboyancy. A large influence on this society was...
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  18. Free Blacks Compared to Slaves
    The next few paragraphs will compare blacks in the north to blacks in the south in the 1800’s. In either location blacks were thought of as incompetent and inferior. The next few paragraphs will explain each group’s lifestyle and manner of...
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  19. Health Comparison Post Civil War and 1950-2000
    Insist on yourself; never imitate... Every great man is unique”- Emerson<br /> <br /> Great men and women constantly change the world that we live in today, whether they are politicians, scientists, religious leaders, musicians, engineers, or...
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  20. The Things They Carried
    The True Tragedy of Vietnam: A look into Tim O'Brien's emotional anti-war message The Vietnam War was a war of great ambiguity. Flowered up with the illusive ideas of...
  21. Maya
    The ancient Maya were a group of American Indian peoples who lived in southern Mexico, particularly the <br /> present-day states of Chiapas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yucatan, and Quintana Roo, and in Belize, Guatemala, <br /> and adjacent Honduras...
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  22. Oswald Didn't Kill Kennedy
    “The Warren Commission concluded that Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, killed President Kennedy. Do you agree?” <br /> <br /> <br /> Contrary to the Warren Commission’s findings, Lee Harvey Oswald, acting alone, did not kill...
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  23. Pre-Revolution
    George Washington was promoted to lieutenant colonel by Governer Dinwiddie in 1754 with orders to attack the French fort Fort Duquesne. Washington was inexperienced in battle and inevitably blew his assignment. While marching towards Fort Duquesne...
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