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Essays for History: United States

  1. Is the Pledge Constutional?
    If you think about it, you have probably been saying the Pledge of Allegiance everyday since first grade. When you initially learnt it, you didn’t even know what it meant and by the time you did understand it, you said it by pure rote. No one...
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  2. Jackson vs. Mcclellan
    General Lee said, to be a good soldier you must love the army, to be a good general you must be prepared to order the death of the thing you love, and therein lies the great trap of soldiering. When you attack you must hold nothing back." Thomas J...
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  3. John D. Rockeffelar and Northern Securities
    In 1859 John D. Rockefeller started one of the greatest monopolies of the progressive era. The Standard Oil Company grew to dominate the oil industry and became one of the first big trust in the United States. In 1870 the Northern Pacific Railway...
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  4. John Dickinson
    Even though John Dickinson lived in the colonies, he supported the King and England. He became the “Penman of the Revolution”, but mostly in favor of the king. He tried to suppress the war, but he wasn’t successful.<br /> Born in 1732 in...
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  5. King Philip’s War: America's Most Devastating Conflict
    King Philip’s War (1675-76) is an event that has been largely ignored by the American public and popular historians. However, the almost two-year conflict between the colonists and the Native Americans in New England stands as perhaps the most...
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  6. Klu Klux Klan
    The Ku Klux Klan was a brutal, suppressive cult organization which fought to deny the basic civil rights and human liberties granted to citizens of the U.S. by the Bill of Rights to African-Americans, immigrants, Roman-Catholics, Jews, socialists...
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  7. Lee Harvey Oswald: Killer or Scapegoat?
    On November 22, 1963 in Dallas, Texas, "the Crime of the Century" took place. President John F. Kennedy was shot in Dealey Plaza while touring through the city in his open-roof limousine. After the shots were fired, police began looking for...
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  8. Main Causes of the Great Depression
    The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which spread to virtually <br /> all of the <br /> industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors <br...
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  9. Mass Production at the 1920`S
    One of the main factors of USA Economic Boom in the 1920´s was mass production in the car industry . It consisted on a a production line in which workers had to do a certain thing to the product, and then it was taken from that worker to another...
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  10. Mccarthyism and the Media
    The Cold War ushered in a new era in the American society that would change the way in which everyday life was carried on by the public. Men, women and children were convinced to fit the “average” mold that was promoted through propaganda...
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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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