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
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…
Equally important, this pattern is likely to continue with annual population growth rates declining to less than 0.8 percent by 2025, largely due to an unanticipated drop in birth rates in developing countries such as Mexico and Iran. Those declines can be attributed to increased urbanization, the education of women and their entrance into the workforce, and greater secularization. The U.S. record of healthy and sustained immigration marks a major competitive advantage. The largest immigrant population…
culture. From the early days of America when the sole inhabitants were Indians and many species of wildlife, until today with our feuds with other countries. Everything needs to be known in order to understand our culture and ways of life.
Everything started in 1492 when Christopher Columbus discovered America. After he found the new country, the pilgrims sailed over and befriended some Indians who taught them how to live off the land. The pilgrims came to America to escape religious rules, and…
30 January 2013
Diversity in America
Never before in history has a society been as diverse as the U.S. is today. Never before have so many different people, beliefs and values been integrated into a single culture. Some say that America is actually less diverse than it was a century ago.
The main reason America is less diverse today than it was at the turn of the century is because of all the crisscrossing that has occurred in the intervening generations…
New in America
New in America
Mexican Americans migrated to America early in the late 1800’s which have at least 45 percent of their original land taken away from them. Mexicans can be considered the reason for the Asian American being excluded from being able to migrate from china to America for two decades because Anglo-Americans figured they could get cheaper labor out of the Mexican Americans at that time. Most Mexican Americans were mainly located in Texas, New…
Obesity in America
Thesis: Obesity in America is a major issue, people will have a reduced life expectancy, physical limitations, and possible social isolation when suffering obesity.
I. Reduced life expectancy
A. Cardiovascular disease
B. Higher risk of type two diabetes
C. Prone to strokes
II. Physical limitations
A. Lifting objects
C. Doing activities with your children
III. Social Isolation
A. Loneliness from friends and average people…
Character created by Marvel Comics; by Jacob Kurtzberg (son of Jewish immigrants) and Joe Simon in 1941
Steve Rogers, his civilian name, started out as a misfit for military service but got transformed from scientists to an American super soldier full of muscle and a costume of the colors red, white, and blue
He was dedicated to protecting a peaceful America from ruthless war and attracted the imagination of readers
Every month during WW2, Captain America comics sold a million…
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Diversity in America
Racial diversity in America has been a topic of interest throughout history. This topic is not without its pros and cons, depending on the individual some may say the pros outweigh the cons and vice versa. These pros and cons are a direct result of the cultural diversity that inhabits our country today. I have learned much throughout this course; some of the things I learned were both new…
03 December 2014
Poverty in America
Poverty in America is a growing cause in our country. Between the years 2011 to 2013 the percentage of people in poverty is 14.6, in 2012 there where 46.5 million people living in poverty (“United”). Many people are forced to live in poverty whether they come to the United States or already live here.
Two basic types of poverty measures are absolute measures and relative measures. Absolute measures, such as the current…
The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, believes that America should not raise the minimum wage in America and he is right. raising the minimum wage will only hurt the people that it should help. Small businesses and even large companies will have a hard time coming up with the extra money to pay their employees. This will affect the consumers because prices will inflate so that businesses can continue to make a profit. The money has to come from somewhere and the businesses can't…