The first thing to remember about history is that it is not simply about facts and dates, history helps provide a map that dictates to you as an individual and your society where it is exactly that you are going as well as where you are coming from. History affects the way we think, speak, and interact with each other. By looking at history, we see the way certain actions and decisions brought about events and what the consequences of those events were. Now hopefully we can use these to guide our decisions today to avoid the mistakes of the past, and help to create a better future. It can be debatable whether certain events somewhere along the chain of history in America changed it for the better or worse, although there has always been a way to improve upon mistakes to make for a better society in the future. As we citizens make everyday decisions as simple as what to wear, or decisions get as complex as the ones our president makes in the middle east, it all creates a story of events for future generations to comprehend, and although they could imagine how hard it could be to make decisions to legalize same-sex marriage, people can also agree that it helped for the future generations in the United States. In the beginning of World War II, there was much reluctance from US citizens for getting involved. Many people up till this day believe it was a war that tied up loose ends from World War I. It was a frightening experience for people the risk losing their loved ones going into the war, but Americans also had much pride for the soldiers that had to courage to fight another deadly war. The most deadly attack towards the United States was a naval bombing in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Japanese had hopes of wiping out a naval base that belonged to the United States, but instead, surprise attacked and killed thousands of U.S. Servicemen, as well as citizens. The United States viewed this as a major offense, and insisted on fighting fire with fire, literally. Seen as the final standings of World War II, the United States created an atomic bomb to wipe out the towns of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in August 1945. Relating back to my previous stated opinions, this seemed as a disaster for US citizens in that era, but came as a learning experience for citizens of today’s society. As the United States disposed of the enemy of Japan, they entered into a feud with Russia over whom the supreme country was, further entering themselves into the Cold War. This war was never physically fought, instead it remained the cautiousness of the countries’, or the wait to see which country would drop a bomb first. Both countries made it clear that they had bombs, although it lingered on as a threat, rather than an action. Many people referenced this war as a chess game, it was the game that tests the wiseness of each country. As a result of being cautious of the opposing countries’ threats, the United States founded the Federal Civil Defense Administration. This organization was set up mainly for the purpose of putting minds at ease. It made quirky commercials and advertisements of its mascot, Bert the turtle. These commercials portrayed a turtle ducking and covering, in which you were instructed to do if a bomb were to strike unexpectedly. It also gave warning signs of bombs striking, such as a bright light flashing, or a siren would go off if the bomb…
US History 1
April 16, 2013
Over this past weekend, I had to watch the movie Glory, starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes and Morgan Freeman for my U.S. History class. Even though I had to watch this movie for a class, action movies are my all time favorite genre of movies. So from start to finish of Glory, my eyes never left the television screen. I had some sort of interest in seeing this particular movie beforehand just by assuming it would…
US History I: Exam 1
Exam Date: Monday 30 March – 5 April 2015
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I. Identifiers: Below are eight terms. Choose five. Describe them and give why
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they are important, what they were about, and when they took place. This section
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US HISTORY MIDTERM Review Sheet
Midterm Exam Format:
Part I: 40 Multiple Choice
Part II: Identification and Historical Significance: Chose 2 of 5
Part III: Informational PDQ: Choose 1 out of 2
Part IV: Argumentative PDQ: Choose 1 out of 2
Possible topics for written paragraphs:
~Colonial Settlement and Expansion (Jamestown, Mass Bay)
~Bill of Rights/Constitution
~Birth of the Early Republic
~Expansion into the west (conflicts, movements, etc…
Unit 5 US History ll complete
Richard Nixon was the 37th president of the United States, and he was considered one of the most complex presidents in history. Nixon became president in America, during a major division because of the Vietnam War. He soon ended the fighting, and regained peace within America (Freidal, F., Sidey, H, 2006). Nixon ended the draft. ` Nixon also improved relations with the Soviet Union. Nixon responded to problems with a great attitude, and a strong drive that came…
Jefferson began studying Latin, Greek, and French; he learned to ride horses, and began to appreciate the study of nature. He studied under Reverend James Maury from 1758 to 1760 near Gordonsville, Virginia. While boarding with Maury's family, he studied history, science, and the classics.
Wren Building (rear), College of William & Mary where Jefferson studied
At age 16, Jefferson entered the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg and first met the law professor George Wythe who became…
October 25, 2014
After the French and Indian war, American colonists started to disagree with their mother country. Loyalists in the colonies wanted to stay under British rule. However, others, known as patriots, wanted to seek independence. The colonists were justified in breaking away from Great Britain.
One of the greatest reasons of why the colonists were justified in breaking away from Great Britain was because the colonists were taxed without representation…
History 252 1-215
USA: Empire or World’s Aid?
Having military bases stationed in over a hundred countries overseas and being able to drastically change the world’s economy by changes in our own country could be classification for an Empire like nation. The Untied States (US) presence throughout the world doesn’t go overlooked, everyone knows that we have our hand and say in almost every issue that arises. We have given ourselves this title of an “over watcher” of the world. Having…
March 7, 2015
AP US History
Reconstruction is referred to the period in the United States history immediately following the Civil War in which the federal government set the conditions that would allow the rebellious Southern States back into the Union. The Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth Amendments were reconstructed Amendments to the United States Constitution.
The Thirteenth Amendment is that neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for…
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Mr. Vogel A.P. U. S History
Great American Desert: term used in the 19th century to describe the western part of the Great Plains east of the Rocky Mountains in North America.
Chinese Exclusion Act: law signed by president Chester A. Arthur that was one of the most significant restrictions on free immigration in history, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.
Cattle Drivers: this was an economic activity in the west, when…
among the states, and with Indian tribes.
iv. Establish rules for naturalization.
v. Coin money and regulate its value, as well as the value of foreign coin, and set the standard for weights and measures.
vi. Provide punishment for counterfeiting US coins and securities.
vii. Establish post offices and post roads.
viii. Securing, for limited times, to authors and inventors exclusive right to their writings and inventions.
ix. Create courts inferior to the Supreme Court.
x. Define and punish…