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Essays for History: United States

  1. National Independence from Britain War of 1776 and 1812
    National independence is when a nation is independent from other nations. There are many examples of this, but one is America being independent from Great Britain. That war was fought in 1776, but another war in 1812 was fought and is sometimes...
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  2. Nationalism and Sectionalism in the 1800's
    The first six decades of the 19th century in American history are witness to the rival, contending forces of nationalism and sectionalism. Nationalism, a devotion to the interests and culture of one’s nation, played a major role is shaping our...
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  3. Political Morality in Colonial Times
    In Webster's dictionary, morality is defined as "principles of right and <br /> wrong in conduct; ethics." The principles of morality have countless times <br /> evolved over the ages. In earlier times, death was an easy penalty for many <br...
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  4. Pre-Civil War New Orleans
    New Orleans is a city in southern Louisiana, located on the Mississippi River. Most of the city is <br /> situated on the east bank, between the river and Lake Pontchartrain to the north. Because it was built on a <br /> great turn of the...
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  5. Reasons for the Annexation of Texas
    The Annexation of Texas was one of the most debatable <br /> events in American history. The question at hand would, in either <br /> which way chosen, deeply impact the United States for generations <br /> to come. There was on one side a...
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  6. Robber Barons and the Gilded Age
    Did the Robber Barons and the Gilded Age of the 1890’s and early 20th <br /> Century have a negative impact on 21st Century Corporate America today?<br /> <br /> Carnegie, Rockefeller, Morgan, and Vanderbilt all had something in common, they...
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  7. Robbery of Freedom: the Ultimate Injustice
    WRONGFULLY CONVICTED AND IMPRISONED IN ALABAMA <br /> <br /> My story is told to you as honestly and as accurately as can be. Over the years, I have felt like I've had to 'defend' something, but I have realized that, as bizarre as it is, just tell...
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  8. September 11th
    The Western World is a constantly changing machine, steadily moving forward in technology, in quality of life, and in culture. These changes are usually controlled and consistent. The terrorist attcks that occurred on September 11th changed all...
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  9. Settling of America (1620's -1670's)
    Christopher Columbus discovered the America’s for Spain in 1492. The explorers and settlers that settled in Central and South America were mostly Spanish and Portuguese. The English took notice of the Spanish success in the America’s, so they...
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  10. Slavery
    During the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and part of the <br /> Nineteenth Century the White people of North America used the <br /> Black people of Africa as slaves to benefit their interests. White <br /> people created a climate of superiority of...
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  11. Social Changes in the 60’S
    Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the ‘60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights...
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  12. Tecumseh: Defender of the Native Culture
    A. Introduction<br /> B. Early life<br /> 1. Birth and influences<br /> 2. American Events<br /> C. Plan For an Indian Confederation<br /> D. Forming the Confederation<br /> 1. Religious Support<br /> 2. Campaigning throughout the frontier<br...
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  13. Texan History
    Texan, which is the 28th state in the United States, was once separate from the rest of the Union as many states were. It was once also a Republic of its own. The Texans held a convention at Washington on the Brazos and adopted a declaration of...
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  14. The American South During Civil War
    The American South, had a social system which was distinct in many ways. There was an economy relative to <br /> the region, where class structure and a system of racial differences which caused the South to become <br /> unique to the rest of...
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  15. The Civil War: the Path to Disunion
    Missouri Applies for Statehood- 1819 <br /> In 1819, Missouri wanted to join the Union, although in the North, as a <br /> slave state. In would make the balance of power in the Congress unequal. <br /> Many Northerners were opposed to the idea...
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  16. The Contenders
    For the presidential election of 1856, the Democrats nominated James <br /> Buchanan and John Breckenridge, the newly formed Republican party nominated <br /> John Fremont and William Drayton, the American [or Know-Nothing] party <br...
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  17. The Day the World Cried
    Freedom itself was attacked this morning by a faceless coward and freedom will <br /> <br /> be defended. Our fellow citizens, our way of life, our very freedom came under attack in <br /> <br /> a series of deliberate and deadly terrorist acts...
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  18. The Dred Scott Decision
    The Dred Scott decision of the Supreme Court in March 1857 was one of the major steps <br /> on the road to secession. Dred Scott was a slave who was taken to Missouri from Virginia <br /> and sold. His new master then moved to Illinois (a free...
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  19. The Dredd Scott
    The Dredd Scott case involved a landmark decision in the history of the Supreme Court, in the history of <br /> the United States the decision in this case was one of the most damaging statements in the history of the <br /> Supreme Court...
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  20. The Fourteenth Amendment
    On a date that will be remembered forever as a step forward for our nation, July 28, 1868, <br /> the Fourteenth Amendment became part of the U.S. Constitution. The Fourteenth Amendment <br /> gave a new sense of hope and inspiration to a once...
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  21. The Present Builds Upon the Past
    The world is far from perfect. However, through the years, it has improved in many ways. If I went back in time and changed the tiniest thing in history, it is possible for my life to be completely different today. If you don't believe me, read on...
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  22. The Regulators of North Carolina
    The history of colonial North Carolina is bombarded with frequent strife and <br /> turmoil. The people of North Carolina, because of a lack in supervision from <br /> the British monarchy, learned to possess an independent spirit. The colony...
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  23. The Robber Barons
    When the names Carnagie, Rockefeller, and Pullman come to mind, <br /> most of us automatically think of what we saw or read in our history <br /> books: "These men were kind and generous and through hard work and <br /> perseverance, any one...
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  24. The Sedition Act of 1798
    For the first few years of Constitutional government, under the leadership of <br /> George Washington, there was a unity, commonly called Federalism that even James <br /> Madison (the future architect of the Republican Party) acknowledged in...
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  25. The Warren Commission
    The Warren Commission was a committee that investigated the alleged murder of John F. Kennedy by Lee Harvey Oswald while Kennedy was campaigning for reelection. President Lyndon B. Johnson appointed the commission so that there was only one...
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