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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Monroe Doctrine - 582 words
The Monroe Doctrine was a cornerstone in American History because of the closure of the Western Hemisphere for future colonization, views that any attempts at controlling the Western Hemisphere were hostile, and prevention of the United States from interfering in internal affairs and the wars of European powers. The Monroe Doctrine was developed because the United States was worried about the European colonial expansion in Latin America and South America. Britains concerns were caused by Spains attempt to reclaim its former colonies that had gained their independence. This was a concern because it would cause their trading with new nations to decline. The United States didnt want any more Eu ...
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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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Biography Of Marilyn Monroe: A Hollywood Beauty - 1,265 words
Marilyn Monroe made a definite impact on todays society. For some it was good, for others, bad. She set high standards for herself and was an inspiration to many young people. Many are expected to be like her, some are forced unwillingly and others force themselves. Marilyn Monroe changed Hollywoods outlook on women forever. Her image, body, smile, and personality are what is looked for in a young actress or any new models today. Now, because of Marilyns high standards, it is much more complicated for women to make it big as an actress or model. She was more than just a superstar or glamour queen, Marilyn Monroe was a global sensation in her lifetime. On June 1st, 1926 a star was born. Norma ...
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The Monroe Doctrine - 507 words
The proclamation, known as the Monroe Doctrine, was issued by American President James Monroe, and on December 2, 1823 it was presented to American Congress during the Presidents annual address. By this doctrine America expressed its requirement to stop any European colonization and interference into the affairs of American countries. This doctrine started a new epoch in American diplomatic foreign policy and had considerable influence on future political development of the society of the whole world. This doctrine was an answer on several diplomatic issues involving American interests. In 1815-1820 the Spanish Empire in Latin America has been suffering collapse: such countries, like Argenti ...
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The Monroe Doctrine - 458 words
Therefore, the Monroe Doctrine announced moral opposition of the United States to any colonialism and outer interference. It was welcomed only by Great Britain, and the other European countries recognized it as demonstration of nationalism and chauvinism. Nevertheless, the doctrine played a key role in bringing short-term peace and stopping the intentions of continental powers to expand again into the New World, supported and protected by strong and powerful British Royal Navy. Although the doctrine did not receive a status of legislative act and was not ratified by the Congress, it became too very serious upturn in American foreign policy of independence, that neither European governments, ...
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Racism - 1,378 words
If there is one thing that the OJ Simpson trial will be remembered for, it is the racial polarization felt by all who have an opinion of the trial. Even though the trial itself was a farce, it does say something about where we are today as an American culture. It seems as though the racial divide is growing ever wider in our culture. Terms such as African-American or Irish-American are only helping to expand separation based on ethnic background. Just the fact that people insist on being identified with a country where the last known ancestor left one hundred fifty years ago speaks volumes of America's 'melting pot'. It is only logical that this behavior has manifested itself on todays colle ...
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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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I Know Why The Cage Birds Sing - 1,191 words
- Stamps, Arkansas, in a black ghetto neighborhood where Maya lives with her grandmother and paralyzed uncle - St. Louis, San Francisco, a junkyard, and Southern California; A brief incident takes place across the border in Mexico - starting from 1930s to mid-late 1900s, she was born in 1928 2) Character I 1: Primary Characters - Maya a black girl with nappy black hair, broad feet, and a space between her teeth; the narrator of the book; the novels based on her growing up. - Bailey Johnson (Junior) - Mayas older brother and a major person her life; he gives her advice, hes good looking, intelligent, and mischievous; he loves his mother. - Momma Henderson - Mayas grandmother, she owns a black ...
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School Uniforms A Cheap Educational Reform Or Purely Effective - 1,522 words
Throughout the history of dress codes in school, many districts have toyed with the issue or whether school uniforms would create a more unified educational environment or perhaps only cause chaos and complaint. As a graduating senior, I do not believe school uniforms will have any effect on the unity or safety of our school, they would only cause problems. I feel that there are several alternatives to achieving the so-called benefits of wearing school uniforms without wearing them at all. It is understandable that in school districts without uniforms, it is the duty of school authorities to enforce a dress code within schools. Courts have generally upheld the attempts of school authorities ...
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Body Image - 614 words
BEAUTY has always preoccupied women. But over the past two centuries, as women have gained more rights, the association of self-worth and appearance has intensified. "There has been this enormous change from girls being principally concerned with good works to now being concerned with good looks as a measure of their self-worth," says Joan Jacobs Brumberg, author of "The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls" and "Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa." Brumberg attributes the transformation in girls' behaviors to changes in technology, the coming of mirrors, modern hygiene, the rise of consumerism and popular culture. Attitudes towards attractiveness and ideals of bea ...
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Impresario - 413 words
It is a beautiful feeling to start an exciting journey like I am. The time is April of 1836 and I am a 32-year-old farmer. Like many of my fellow Americans I'm moving westward with my family and few wagons full of friends. My good friend Gunther tells me that the "Age of Jackson" is over and it's our destiny as a nation to expand. I must say this change is very exciting. Only I doubt that our group can go on very long without civilization's control. I predict that come winter, stealing from one another will be inevitable. But that problem is nothing to worry about right now. I am more occupied with thinking about what I'm going to plant when we reach our destination, the Oregan Trail. My son ...
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Andrew Jackson - 888 words
My name is Andrew Jackson, and I was the 7th president of the United States. People tell me that I have a lot to be proud of, because I wasnt just a president, I worked as a prosecuting attorney, and I fought in the war. Ive heard people say that I was the best-loved and most-hated president the young nation had ever known. I named a era after myself, and always lived according to the rugged, straightforward code of the American frontier. In 1802, I was elected major general of the military force. The turning point in my life was definitely my service in the War of 1812. One of my first victories was over the Creek Indians. Inspired by the British attacks on the Americans, the Creeks raided ...
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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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1940s - 2,088 words
... t also helped increase survival rates for surgery. The first eye bank was established at New York Hospital in 1944. Unemployment almost disappeared, as most men were drafted and sent off to war. The government reclassified 55% of their jobs, allowing women and blacks to fill them. First, single women were actively recruited to the workforce. In 1943, with virtually all the single women employed, married women were allowed to work. Japanese immigrants and their descendants, suspected of loyalty to their homelands, were sent to internment There were scrap drives for steel, tin, paper and rubber. These were a source of supplies and gave people a means of supporting the war effort. Automobil ...
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Wilson - 1,135 words
... irm place in American history as one of the nation's foremost political reformers. However, his domestic reputation would soon be overshadowed by his record as a wartime president who led his country to victory but could not hold the support of his people for the peace that followed. Conservation as the Guardian of Democracy Fast Fact: Theodore Roosevelt, nature lover and conservationist, championed the strenuous life. Biography: 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 ...
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Thedore Roosevelt - 1,215 words
... of foreign policy was as dynamic and considerably more far-reaching in import. Believing that there could be no retreat from the power position which the Spanish-American War had dramatized but which the United States industrialism had forged, he stamped his imprint upon American policy with unusual force. He established a moderately enlightened government in the Philippines, while persuading Congress to grant tariff concessions to Cuba. He settled an old Alaskan boundary dispute with Canada on terms favorable to the United States. And he capitalized on an externally financed revolution in Panama to acquire the Canal Zone under conditions that created a heritage of ill will.At the instan ...
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President Jackson - 495 words
Andrew Jackson was not born of wealth or prestige; however, he eventually ensconced himself in that position, mainly through military success. Jackson served his presidency, after John Quincy Adams, supporting the population that obtained a similar background. He supported the common man. Andrew Jacksons performance in office was strongly democratic, which completely opposed the prior presidencies, The Era of Goodfeeling. Jacksons presidency spurred polarized sects of the American population, which emitted two very different views of Andrew Jackson. Jackson obtained the presidential position following The Era of Goodfeeling. In this era, Presidents, such as Monroe, created a harmonious execu ...
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