Cultural Event

During the summer of 2011 a few friends and I decided to go visit another mutual friend that resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This would be my first trip to Pennsylvania and we all wanted to make the most of it. We decided that we would do some site seeing and just enjoy the change of […]

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Reconstruction in the South Till 1960

Immediately following the civil war, there was great controversy over what to do with the states that attempted secession from the United States. It was clearly not as simply as reinstating their statehood, as this would send the message that not cooperating with the federal government is acceptable. In order to facilitate the reentry of […]

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France’s Involvement in the Revolutionary War

Would the Americans have gained their independence without help from the French? If it was not for the help of the French, America would have never gained their independence from Britain. Britain was the biggest empire that the world had seen since the Roman Empire. In fact, without assistance the Americans were no match for […]

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America Turns Outward

America started looking expand and get into international markets because of population growth and more wealth. Farmers were also looking for new markets to sell their crops. Josiah Strong’s book Our Country encouraged people to spread their religion to the people that didn’t know better. Theodore Roosevelt believed that Darwinism meant that the fittest country […]

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The Economy of the Roaring Twenties

The economy of the United States during the Roaring Twenties looked reassuring to the entire nation. Because of this, the Great Depression was a shock to the seemingly healthy nation. The depression, which began in 1929, was the harshest economic turn that the United States had ever seen. Almost instantly, the country’s unemployment rate jumped […]

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Reconstruction Era of the United States and Medium Theme

CHAPTER 15 TEST REVIEW RECONSTRUCTION AND THE NEW SOUTH Multiple Choice Questions 1. Reconstruction of the South after the Civil War was viewed by the victorious Northerners as A)a means by which the industrial capacity of the South could be rebuilt B)the best means by which poor whites could be given positions of power in […]

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The Age of Nonpolarity

According to Richard Haass, the world is moving from a unipolar system (a system where one country dominates militarily, culturally, and economically) to a nonpolar system, where power is concentrated in various actors, and where no state dominates. If what Haass claims is true, this carries with it many implications to the US, considering that […]

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State of the Union Speech by William J. Clinton

On January 27, 2000, former President William J. Clinton delivered his last State of the Union address to the American people. Given just after the turn of the new millennium, the focus of the speech was to present the successes of his eight years in office, and to put forth the goals that needed to […]

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State of the Union

Lichtenstein argues that immediately after the Second World War has been one of the most disruptive periods in the history of the American labor as it was during this period that a greater demand for worker was called for. Lichtenstein stated The great mass production industries: steel, auto, electrical products, meatpacking, and rubber were well […]

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History of the United States and Bureau Reconstruction Act

Reconstruction Andrew Johnson Black Codes Carpetbagger Compromise of 1877 14th Amendment Atlanta Compromise Crop-lien System Enforcement Acts Freedman’s Bureau Reconstruction Act 15th Amendment scalawags Ku Klux Klan Plessy vs. Ferguson Radical republicans Wade-Davis Bill William Seward Thaddeus Stevens Charles Sumner What were the various plans for Reconstruction proposed by Lincoln, Johnson, and Congress? Which plan […]

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