United States Essay Examples

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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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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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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The main features of the US economic boom of the 1920s

At the start of the 1920’s the US was doing well, the twenties were a time of fun and partying. Most of the American people were living a great life and were able to afford luxury items, even though this didn’t apply to every one many believed that it was excellent and exciting a time […]

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To what extent did America “roar” for all Americans in the 1920’s

In the first three decades of the twentieth century America became the richest and most powerful country in the world. America had so much money it could lend money to Europe after World War One. The average wage for an American was five times more than the average workers wage in Europe. America’s wealth, population […]

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The New Deal Was Not A Complete Success

The parts of the new deal, which people thought were a success, are that the new deal sorted out the banking by protecting peoples savings and properties Roosevelt decided to close the banks because, during the depression banks were going bankrupt and with Roosevelt having this knowledge he decided to get all banks closed until […]

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The United States 1919 – 1941, The Wall Street Crash

Between 1921 and 1929, for eight years, there was a major boom in the American economy. Business was prospering, sales increased, profits increased and the prices of shares rose. Ordinary Americans were investing money in the stock market (Wall Street), buying shares in companies which they hoped would make large profits. However, this all came […]

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Cultureexample

Source A shows that the President must have felt a great sense of urgency in order for him to telephone his brother, the American Attorney General, at the start of the working day. The Source also indicates that President Kennedy went straight to the point, stating that America faced great trouble, and that he was […]

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In what ways did prohibition change US society in the 1920’s

When Prohibition was passed as a law in 1919 the pressure groups who had backed it hoped for a decrease in America’s social problems and criminal activities. Instead prohibition appeared to bring about a totally opposite change to the US society; criminal activity increased, not just within organised crime but also throughout the general public […]

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The main features of the New Deal

In the 1930s America hit its worst slump in history, in attempt to get Americans back to work, protect savings and property, and to provide relief for the sick, old and unemployed Roosevelt created the New Deal. The three main aims were relief, recovery and reform. The first period of Roosevelt’s presidency was named ‘The […]

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Why was prohibition introduced in the USA in 191

There were many reasons why prohibition was introduced in the USA in 1919 the alcohol issue went back years to the 19 century when a wave of immigrants came from Europe who did drink alcohol and clashed with the anti-alcohol Protestant settlers that were already there. The Protestants claimed that alcohol was the cause of […]

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Blacks as second class citizens from 1945-55 in USA

In the Declaration of Independence of 1776 it was declared that ‘all men are created equal, and that they are endowed by their creator with inalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness’. In 1791 the Bill of Rights reinforced this and stated that all men have equal rights and […]

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How far did the American economy “boom” in the 1920’s Essay

After the First World War America became richer and their economy flourished due to demand during and after the war, which brought America into what was called the ‘Roaring 20’s’. Their GNP grew from $78 billion to $103 billion between 1919 and 1920. The “boom” was the product of new attitudes and ideas in America. […]

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Which country is most responsible for the Cuban missile crisis

Cuba is the least to blame for causing this crisis, though it still did have a part in causing the crisis due to some of its hostile actions. Firstly, it nationalized all American businesses in Cuba by taking over their businesses for the country instead to receive its profits. Also, it was responsible on behalf […]

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Why did the US decide to adopt the Truman Doctrine

The government in USA was deeply unhappy with the Communism’s expansion to eastern Europe, which seemed to go further and further, threatening the power of capitalism. Traditionally America’s policy was based on isolationism, but the threat of Communism expansion made the Americans realise that this was no longer possible if it wanted to have a […]

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Supreme Court of the United States

Euthanasia, and a common form of euthanasia, assisted suicide, should be el gal processes through which terminally ill individual may voluntarily end his or her own life. Summary: As of 2009, assisted suicide was legal in only three states: Oregon, Washing cotton, and Montana. Since description in those states, assisted suicide has proven to be […]

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Income Tax in the United States and Dividend Income

Please explain. No they have not recorded them properly, according to Rev. Ruling 82-11, Coyote Corp.. Actually includes the dividend income for federal tax purposes because they are contractually entitled to receive the dividend on the date of record. Fox does not include the dividend income on their federal return. Rev. Rule 82-11 says: “Therefore, […]

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The Foreign Policy of the Lone Superpower

The advent of the Cold War has brought the “superpower squeeze”1 from the sole control of the European nations to the hands of the United States, battling it out with the last European superpower, the Soviet Union. Holding it out for a few more decades, the Soviets did not last and its demise left the […]

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The significance of the Cold War

The Cold War was not acctually a physical war faught between two or more Countries, it was a conflict between Cummunism and Capitalism that was mainly between Russia (Communsits) and The United States of America ( Capitalism).Both had different opinions on how a Country should be run, Russia believing in a Dictatorship whileAmerica believed in […]

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Anti-War Movement

The anti-war movement alone did not bring about the withdrawal of troops from Vietnam, however, anti-war sentiment was threatening to lose the government votes and when combined with the failure of the US forces and the media coverage, then it did have a massive impact. “The real domino in the Vietnam War was American public […]

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Asian Pacific Americans, Accomplishments and Tribulations

Asian Pacific Americans are the fastest growing group in the United States population today. This grouping of people include Japanese, Chinese, Koreans, Southeast Asians, Indochina, Indonesians, Filipinos, and the Pacific Islands. The United States began as a nation of immigrants in the seventeenth century, but citizenship was limited to only whites. “In 1868, the Fourteenth […]

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