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…
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…
of trading within the country.
3. National Bank Act- This act consisted of 2 United States Federal banking acts. These acts helped establish a system of national banks for banks in the US. The US Banking System was also created due to these acts. This act encouraged the development is a national currency for the US. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency was also established into the United States Department of the Treasury due to the effects of this act. Significance- The significance of this…
US HISTORY ESSAY!!!
It is perilous to predict the future. Let’s say, a long time ago looking back from now, law and economics looked much as it does today. Today we have more economics PhDs, particularly scholars with joint degrees. The easiest prediction, then, is that the trends will continue. We will see more integration with economics departments, more professionalization of the field, better econometric techniques, and expansion into new areas and new legal problems. But things will pretty…
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…
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…
Task One page 1
Running Head: Task 1
Task One page 2
Themes in U.S. and World History
A. Environmental/Geographic Factors
Many environmental or geographic factors contribute to the expansion and the development of the United States, some more than others. For example the Gold Rush of 1849. Gold was discovered in the in California that was relatively easy to get. At first everyone thought that is was rumor but when President James Polk confirmed the rumors people from all over the…
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…
My name is Michael and I lived in Berlin, Germany with my mother and father until Hitler’s propaganda for anti-Semitism rose with military power throughout Europe. Two months before German soldiers forced us into ghettos, I was living a normal life as a boy in middle school. In the beginning of school, there was a new rule that all Jews must sit in the back of the classroom then the segregation and anger towards Jewish people escalated. Jews were no longer allowed to ride the bus…
The history of prisons in the United States is a long and sorted one dating back to this country’s inception. The American colonies were originally used as penal colonies for the British Empire, much the way Australia was. Since then, correctional institutions in America have taken on many forms. In the paper, I will explain the history of prisons, and compare and contrast the various prison systems this country has seen over the centuries.
Imprisonment as a form of criminal punishment became…