United States Essay Examples

United States Independence Day

Declaration of independence by the United States of America from the yokes of the Great Britain was celebrated on the fourth of July 1776. This was a colourful day with significant meaning to the slaves. Fredrick Douglas, a former slave took to the stage seventy six years later to remind the citizens of the United […]

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The Real Face of Our Culture in the United States

Nowadays more and more people start to notice more on the situation of the societies in the United States, and most of them get the information by reading the researches or books written by some sociologists. From all the examples of social issues in our societies, people seem to care more about culture jamming. In […]

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What were the reasons for Detente 1962-1979

The start of détente in 1962 was triggered by the Cuban Missile Crisis. Here, U2 spy planes from the USA spotted nuclear missile sites and freight ships carrying nuclear missiles from the USSR to Cuba. These missiles would be in striking range to the majority of the USA. Russia pulled back just in time after […]

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The Great Society Argumentative

After President Kennedy’s death, it was President Lyndon Baines Johnson who took easy victory in the Presidential Election of 1964. He went beyond Kennedy’s New Frontier to create his idea of the Great Society. His society was where “freedom from the wants of the body can help fulfil the needs of spirit”. He believed poverty […]

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Was nuclear strategy an attempt to rationalise the irrational

The thesis I really want to put across is best summarized by the words of former US secretary of defence Robert McNamara, recalling the Cuban Missile Crisis: “I want to say, and this is important: at the end we lucked out! It was luck that prevented nuclear war. We came that close to nuclear war […]

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Homeland Security

America has felt secure and trustworthy of other people as well as countries in the past several hundred years; after 9/11 the United States re-evaluated their previous thoughts. After the unforgettable attack on the U. S. A. the Commander of chief, (President Bush) vowed he would not let terrorists take our freedom here in the […]

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Nations and Nationalism since 1780

The question of whether the U. S. A is a nation, state, or a nation-state is one with no straightforward answer. One’s first reaction to the question is to answer that yes the U. S is a nation, for we have been taught and it is generally accepted that the United States is certainly a […]

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The Modernization of American Mobility The Transformation of Diners on the Open Road

The diner is a universal symbol of Americana, these quintessentially American establishments can be found from the junction between York and Eagle Rock Boulevard to the busy streets of Seoul. Diners, no matter private or corporate owned, instantly brings comforting and nostalgic images of 1950s to mind- Googie architecture, booth seats, waitresses on roller-skates and […]

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A summary of articles concerned with population control and reproductive rights

It should be noted that this book is an American one, and hence the focus and examples used are American. This summary follows the book in this regard, in that it too focuses on the United States. However, a more in-depth analysis on fertility control would have to examine the position of women within different […]

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Restructuring Business, Labor, and Government

The deindustrialisation in America started right after the second world war. It was a time period where several major shifts were made. One of them is the ” capital flight” which made businesses in the United States of America move from the industrialised North to southern locations which had the advantages of cheaper labour, weaker […]

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Media Frenzy

When the media attempts to portray a person or event to the public, the absolute truth is never completely achieved. The way people think about themselves is never exactly how the media will portray their image. Take for example, Harry Truman’s decision to drop the Atomic Bomb. One knows that the citizens of Japan have […]

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Mississippi

Mississippi, with the picturesque river, magnolia scented evenings, and antebellum mansions is the quintessential southern state. However, there is much more to this, our 20th state, than confederate attitudes and racial tension. “The state never adopted progressive ideas or embraced social change with any enthusiasm. History made Mississippi a conservative place. ” (Woodard, 2006) Organized […]

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The treatment of the mentally ill in the United States has traveled

Policies regarding the treatment of those deemed mentally ill have been formed, reformed, and then changed back. New break throughs in medicine, new ideas in care, and new ideas on the origins of the illnesses have all played their part in shaping how these people are treated. In the United States, the mentally ill have […]

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To what extent was America a land of widespread intolerance

The 1920’s was a time of prosperity, as a result of this the feeling in America was one of joy and as a result of which the 1920’s was nicknamed the ‘roaring twenties’. America was a land of intolerance and racism. Immigrants were targeted by Americans for abuse. From 1901 to 1910, there were over […]

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The New Deal Essay

Hoover and Roosevelt were two completely different presidents. Hoover was known as a do nothing president and believed that the only way out of the depression was for people to simply work harder as he had done, he encouraged individuality. Roosevelt however was a man of action and was the brains behind the “New Deal” […]

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America in the 1920s

During the 1920s the United States of America experienced an economic boom in which many Americans but not all shared a plentiful supply of raw materials, the boost helped America become the richest country in the world. Mass Production helped boost the number of goods made in America. Mass production was simple and effective. Huge […]

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American West Paper

One of the key points that made living in a newly set up town difficult and dangerous was the lack, or non-existence of law and order. Newly set up towns were normally built quickly and for a specific reason such as the gold rush or for cattle farming. This meant that there was competition for […]

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The USA – The New Deal

In the 1920’s America was the richest and most powerful country in the world and its industry was booming. However in 1929 disaster struck. The Wall Street Crash plunged America into deep depression, and the rest of the world followed suit. The 1920s were known as the ‘boom years’ or the ‘roaring twenties’. The twenties […]

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What were the main features of the New Frontier and how successful were they

President Kennedy started the New Frontier in 1961 and to a certain degree was a great success though its progress was cut short by his early death in 1963. In many of the areas that he wanted to encompass into the New Frontier there was a strong opposition in the Congress. Those were features such […]

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The new deal was a success

The New Deal had both its successes and its failures; on one hand it can argue that the New Deal was a success and on the other hand it did have serious weaknesses and failings and could be argued a failure. Roosevelt however tried to tackle the problem of unemployment with the ‘New Deal’ which […]

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The problems that President Kennedy faced in the years from 1961 to 1963

When President Kennedy first came into office it was after a victory of a very small margin. He was also quite young compared to previous presidents; this may have made politicians a bit hesitant to agree with him as he was very young and inexperienced when it came to politics. At the time Kennedy became […]

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Why was Prohibition introduced in the USA

Although prohibition was only introduced in 1919, the movement had already begun in 1830 when women opposed men drinking. Some of the first states to become dry in the USA were the southern states. These states were often very racist and banning alcohol was another form of them taking freedoms away from black people. Another […]

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