James Monroe - 470 words
The following is about the fifth president of the U.S.A. James Monroe was born in 1758 in Westmoreland county, Virginia. In 1776 he served as an officer in the continental army, and saved the Battle of Trenton against the British. During the battle he was standing at his post and a farmer came out and told them to get of his property. The battle was on Christmas day. Monroe and the other soldiers with him identified themselves as American soldiers and the farmer apologized. Later the man who was also a doctor brought them out some hot drinks and food for them, the man stayed out there and refused to go back inside. Monroe felt encouraged that the people that local citizens detested the Hessi ...
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James Monroe - 635 words
James Monroe was born in Westmoreland county Virginia, on April 28th, 1758. His father was Spence Monroe. He came from a Scottish family, but settled in Virginia in the mid sixteen hundreds. James was the eldest of four boys and one girl. In 1786, Monroe married a seventeen-year-old girl named Elizabeth Kortright on June 30, 1768. Together they had two daughters named Eliza and Maria, and a son but he died at the age of two. James Monroe had a good education. He studied at home with a tutor until he was twelve. Then his father sent him to the school of Parson Archibald Campbell. He had to leave home early in the morning just to reach school on time. Often he would carry a rifle so he could s ...
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Study Of Thomas Paine - 1,402 words
For many years Thomas Paine was the epitome of American histories greatest drawback. In American history there is always that one detail that doesnt make it into popular curriculum. Whether it be the point of view from the loosing side of a war, to the secret dalliances of a popular politician, to the truth of a times social opinion- the American student is taught only so much. The most proper, popular material makes it in; along with any major facts too commonly known to ignore. Anything else is liable to fall to the wayside without enough support from historians or academia. There is always room for the improvement of materials taught; so said, it would seem there is much more to know abou ...
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Slave Resistance - 1,156 words
It could be considered almost ludicrous that most African-Americans were content with their station in life. Although that was how they were portrayed to the white people, it was a complete myth. Most slaves were dissatisfied with their stations in life, and longed to have the right of freedom. Their owners were acutely conscious of this fact and went to great lengths to prevent slave uprisings from occurring. An example of a drastic measure would be the prohibition of slaves receiving letters. They were also not allowed to converge outside church after services, in hopes of stopping conspiracy. Yet the slaves still managed to fight back. In 1800, the first major slave rebellion was conceive ...
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Louisiana Purchase - 486 words
When Thomas Jefferson became president of the United States in 1801, he dreamed of sending an expedition to explore the little-known territory west of the Mississippi river. Between 1783 and 1792 Jefferson has encouraged plans for three expeditions. All three expeditions failed. In January, 1803, he asked Congress for $2,500 to pay for an expedition that might journey as far as the Pacific Ocean. The request was approval and kept secret because most of the region to be explored still belonged to France. This vast area, lying between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains, was called Louisiana in honor of Louis XIV of France. When President Jefferson learned of the Treaty of San Ildefo ...
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Aaron Burr - 1,271 words
Aaron Burr Jr., the son of Ester Edwards Burr and Reverend Mr. Aaron Burr was born on February 6, 1756 in Newark, New Jersey. He was also the grandson of the famous theologian, Jonathan Edwards. His father earned his living as a pastor at The Newark Presbyterian Congregation and the president of The College of New Jersey, which later became the Ivy League school, Princeton University. Upon graduating from Princeton University at the age of 16, Burr Jr. became a lawyer, although his studies were limited to theology. Following this, he delivered an oration entitled Building Castles in the Air. These castles, it has been said, were lying in the West waiting for Burrs competence. After retiring ...
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Abolition Of The Slave Trade - 365 words
Ending the Atlantic slave trade was a long process that involved changing economic circumstances and rising humanitarian concerns. In the late 18th century, European economies began to shift from agriculture to industry. Plantations remained profitable, but Europeans had promising new areas for investment. Also, the need for the slave trade lessened as American slave societies approached the point where they could reproduce enough offspring to meet labor needs. But the humanitarian motive was strong, too. Anti-slavery sentiments began to appear in Europe in the 18th century with roots in Christian religious principles and in the egalitarian philosophy that emerged during the Age of Enlighten ...
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Fdrs Running For A Third Term - 1,711 words
When you first start thinking about Franklin Delano Roosevelt you might think of the New Deal, fireside chats, or possibly the United States role in World War II. Throughout Roosevelt's Rein as president, he has had to make many decisions possible more than any other president before or after him. Simply because no other president has been in office for more than two terms, except of course for FDR. He was elected for an unprecedented four terms. He was first elected as president in 1932 beating Herbert Hoover by an electoral vote of 472 to 59 and a popular vote of 22,809,638 to 15,758,901. In his second election in 1936 he won by an even greater margin defeating Alfred Landon and grabbing 5 ...
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Monroe Doctrine - 1,082 words
The Monroe Doctrine came in the response to the belief that Europe may take steps to restore certain colonies to Spain. Also, Britian was opposed to the idea of Spanish intervention. Its foreign secretary, George Canning, proposed an ad hoc alliance with U.S. minister Richard Rush. The Monroe Doctrine was a decision which greatly influenced the world and the was it has developed to today. James Monroe initiated this policy which was aimed to limit European expansion into the Western Hemisphere. President James Monroe first presented to Congress a set of ideas that eventually came to be known as the Monroe Doctrine. It was consisted of the following: 1.) The American colonies are no longer a ...
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Andrew Jackson - 693 words
Andrew Jackson: Indian Fighter Andrew Jackson is a man who was destined to be one of the most influential and dominating personas in United States history. What he is noted for is his tough attitude in any situation. This is especially true in his many battles against Indians, who he thought were savage, uncivilized people. He believed that the English were using the Indians to try and cause havoc in the states by selling guns to the Indians. The Indians would then attack settlers in the western front of the United States. In the early part of the war Jackson's feats in crushing the Creek people won him national acclaim. The Creeks were British allies, who had threatened United States southw ...
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Physcohistory - 1,761 words
A solution for a society facing critical times. -------------------------------------------------- - Quite a few net diehards have been suffering from insomnia - trying to figure out, whether psychohistory can be applied, as a science, on bushmen in Africa ? Another crisis. At times it seems as problems, problems always face the poor defenceless humans. How nice it would be, just to push a bottom on a computer and be given the It was for this purpose Isaac Asimow invented the theory Often in the modern welfare state it seems as our lifes progresses like clockwork. That humans (under certain good circumstances) actually can control life and society. Certainly we know the Sun rises every ...
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One Nation One People One Culture - 1,628 words
As the eighteenth century drew to a close, the new American Republic teetered between the danger of collapse and the promise of greatness. By expanding westward to occupy most of North America, the United States might develop into imperial wealth and power; if the nation could survive its first vulnerable decades. The great paradox of the new nation was that its short-term prospects appeared dire and its long-term prospects appeared limitless. This paradox derived from the immense size and resources of the continent where riches that could either pull apart or pull together the people striving to possess them. The continental scale of American history immediately threatened to overwhelm and ...
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The Louisiana Purchase - 840 words
The Louisiana Purchase was a vast region in North America, that the United States purchased from France by a treaty signed on Apr. 30, 1803. The Louisiana Territory contained more than 2 million sq km (800,000 sq mi) of land extending from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains. The territory comprised present-day Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota west of the Mississippi River, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, nearly all of Kansas, the portions of Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado east of the Rocky Mountains, and Louisiana west of the Mississippi River but including New Orleans. The price was 60 million francs, about $15 million, $11,250,000 was to be paid directly, with ...
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Spanish-amerincan War - 992 words
With the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the Nation's history. He brought new excitement and power to the Presidency, as he vigorously led Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy. He took the view that the President as a "steward of the people" should take whatever action necessary for the public good unless expressly forbidden by law or the Constitution." I did not usurp power," he wrote, "but I did greatly broaden the use of executive power." Teddy's years as a child were not all gasping for breath. Teddy was a very curious child. He loved to go outside into the woods and ...
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Nationalism And Sectionalism In The 1800's - 884 words
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 ones nation, played a major role is shaping our economy. The idea of expanding America had triggered a major movement to go west. The Monroe Doctrine, which was introduced to Congress by President Monroe himself, was an outcome of this great idea of expanding the nation. The Missouri Compromise had divided the slave states and the free states once and for all. Sectionalism, placing the interests of one region ahead of the welfare of the nation as a whole, offers two great examples in which the countr ...
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Foreign Policy - Imperialism - 483 words
The great rule for us in regard to foreign nations is, in extending our commercial relations to have with them as little political connection as possible.. This quote is from Washingtons Farewell Address advising America to not get involved with the political affairs of other nations, but rather have a friendly alliance with them to maintain a commercial relationship. His address became Americas first foreign policy, and his belief would inspire many to come. In 1823, America was still a young nation. Yet President James Monroe sent over a Doctrine telling world powers that they are not to try to reclaim Latin America. He did this out of fear. He believed that if European nations reclaimed L ...
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Ib History Chapter 10 Outline, Out Of Many - 1,351 words
Chapter 10 I. The New Democratic Politics in North America A. Continental Struggles Over Popular Rights 1. In 1821, Mexico achieved independence from Spain 2. Spanish rule left a legacy of social divide 3. the constitution of 1824, closely modeled to the U.S. constitution, crated a federal republic but continued a powerful political role for the Catholic Church and granted the president extraordinary powers in times of emergency 4. General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana: strongest of the early president; saved Mexico from Spanish invasion; overthrow an unpopular dictatorship 5. the independence of Haiti in 1804 set the pattern for events in many other Caribbean islands in subsequent years a. des ...
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Billie Holiday's Path To Become A Legendary Jazz Singer - 1,684 words
Billie Holiday was one of the most famous jazz singers of the 20th century. Billie Holidays innovative phrasing about her life experiences in her music makes her one of the most influential jazz lyricists of the 20th century. The emotional intensity that she brought into the words she sang was always very memorable and sometimes almost scary; she often lived the words she sang. Billie Holiday was born Eleanora Harris in Baltimore, Maryland on April 7, 1915. She did not have a stable life. Her father Clarence Holiday played the guitar with Fletcher Henderson and later abandoned his family. Sadie (Billies mother) was not a very good role model either. Nonetheless, Billie grew up alone, feeling ...
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Alien And Sedition Acts - 1,659 words
In 1798 the United States was involved in an undeclared war with France. Fear of the French immigrants in the United States, caused the government to pass two acts. The acts were called the Alien and Sedition Acts. These acts helped to succor the government's sense of security for the United States. Although the government accepted the acts, people like James Monroe were apposed to what the acts stood for. To protest the Alien and Sedition Acts, the Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions were written to show that the acts were unconstitutional. Congress approved the Alien Act on July 6, 1798. The act read as follows, "Section 1, That whenever there shall be a declared war between the United State ...
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Love Canal - 422 words
Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase of 1803 was a American acquirement from France of the formerly Spanish region Louisiana. When the secret agreement of 1801 was revealed , where Spain went back to Louisiana to France, excited the uneasiness in the United States both because Napoleon France was an aggressive power and because western settlers depended on the Mississippi River for commerce. In a letter to the American minister to France Robert R. Livingston, President stated that "The day that France takes possession of New Orleans...we must marry ourselves to the British fleet and the nation." Late in 1802 the right of deposit at New Orleans, granted to Americans by the Pinckney Treat ...
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