Ambrose said, “History is everything that has ever happened.” Ambrose is correct in saying this, and I feel like he does a fantastic job of supporting that statement in his book. In it, he goes into in depth details about many different points of history, from different perspectives. He focuses on many important points of history for the United States and he explains his views, and the things that happened to make each person, battle, or decision an important part of our country’s history. History is an important thing. We can better our lives from history. We can learn from history. By knowing history we don’t have to repeat mistakes that others before us have made. Our founding fathers made a lot of mistakes, as do all people, but their experiences and decisions, can influence our own. I think that all history is important in it’s own way. Each piece of history offers it’s own lesson, but we can’t learn everything that has ever happened. Way too many things have happened and are continuing to happen! So we pick major points in history that offer lessons of what and what not to do and that deserve to be remembered. People in the past have performed many noble and honorable deeds, and they deserve to be remembered. The people that have fought for our country, the ones who have raised it up. Ambrose picks many different points that provide lessons, and that teach you facts and details about focal points in the history of America. Ambrose begins his book talking about the founding fathers, and the decisions that they made that inevitably started our country. He began is book, with the beginning of our country. He explained how the men that started our country, fought for freedom and independence with words and with actions. He talked about their heroic natures, and their gracious and humble attitudes. He also explained the faults of some of our founding fathers that some people overlook, or simply don’t know about. He explained how even though some had a great list of faults, they were still great men. It is important that Ambrose did more than just explain and list the simple facts of the battle and the leaders. He went into very clear detail about their thoughts and how they felt about certain issues. He described reasons behind fights, and one decision and action influenced another. After describing the beginning, Ambrose begins to talk about the difficulties that America has faced regarding racism, and the treatment of indians, african americans, and other immigrants. It was important to explain these because it was a bad time in America’s history. The United States was discriminating people because of their race. The United States was invading people’s homes, and forcing them into reservations. America made the Indians to abandon their language and culture to learn english, and the ways of the white people. It is important that we know about this, and remember it, so that we don’t make the same mistakes again. We need to be reminded of these times because we want to learn from this, because we know that it’s wrong. Ambrose highlights battles and wars throughout the book. One of the great significances of these battles are remembering the people that fought them. The people that risked and gave up their lives to defend…
Europe’s Relationship With the Americas
The year was 1493 when Christopher Columbus first wrote about his discovery of the Americas. The finding of this new land drastically altered the history of Europe. Immediately after the discovery of the Americas, Europe used the new land to expand economically by seeking resources, which they could use and sell to other countries. They exploited the natives and used them as slaves for their own benefit. While exchanging resources, they brought with them…
Is America Exceptional?
American Exceptionalism, a theory that the United States is different and unique compared to other nations. I do believe that this theory is true, but then again I do not because the word exceptional gives off the wrong impression of America. Our founding fathers established our government for the purpose of protecting our God-given rights. Our Constitution establishes our government as one of laws and not of elite people and our Constitution intends for our government…
Moving to America
Coming to America was always a dream, I never thought I could make it. Everybody that I know would love to come, they all wanted to feel like an American. They want to come so bad so bad that they risked their lives by coming to boat, some died to come, and here I am, I remember the day when I knew I was coming to America that was one of the happiest day of my life. I was very happy because America would give me a lot of opportunity: financially, spiritually, and…
“You Didn’t Build That”
In the Article “You Didn’t Build That” James Manyika, Jaana Remes, and Louis Rassey stated that manufacturing in America is efficient because it helps the economy, manufacturing would raise employment in the U.S., and lastly expand the exporting of goods.
Manufacturing in America would help the economy. According to the article
“The role of manufacturing in any economy isn't static. By providing the tools to raise agricultural productivity, build critical infrastructure…
America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It
Regnery Publishers, 2006
Western Civilization, 9:00 A.M.
America Alone: The End Of The World As We Know It, by Mark Steyn is yet another novel composed by the author which he vents his views on problems in our world today. Mark was born on the eighth of December, nineteen fifty-nine in Toronto, Ontario Canada. While he was attending King Edward’s School in Birmingham United Kingdom, the sixteen year…
By Claude McKay
Per. 3 West
Claude McKay was born in 1889 in Jamaica. He emigrated to the US in 1912, and became a
central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. When he first arrived in Charleston, South Carolina, he
was shocked at the intense racial segregation he found. This is what had inspired him to write
Sections A and C
The speaker of the poem,
, is the author, Claude McKay. He is delivering the poem…
white, and blue, many minds jump straight to the thought of America. Whether it’s the flag, the country, or the people, America stands out. A certain comic book character, Captain America, can also be recognized for the symbols of this country. He is the hard fighting hero in the comics, whom saves the world during WWII. His strength and heroism proves as a great role model to many aspiring minds. But when talking about Captain America, what is truly noticed? The Captain is recognized everywhere…
however, people believe humanity has learned nothing from the prior. Due to the recurrences over time, people think that things that have happened in the past will continue to happen in the future. Certainly, that is not the case with America. Since the 20th century, America has drastically changed in terms of culture, economy and technology.
In 1930’s, things were very different. The culture was very simple. People cut down on their lavish lifestyles and irrelevant necessities to save money. Due to…
Unit 7- Essay: The Americas
The Aztecs and Inca people had many issues and concerns when they came in contact with the European people. In this essay I will be comparing the issues, and concerns of Aztec and Inca cultures to their contacts with the Europeans. Some of the issues that I will be discussing are from the time period that covered roughly the 1400’s to roughly around the 1500’s. The Aztecs were American Indian people who ruled a mighty empire in Mexico from the 1400’s to 1500’s. In…