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    Americanizing the War in Vietnam Essay

    In the first part of 1965 President Lyndon Johnson made an important decision and brought the United States to an expensive, troublesome, and unsuccessful war that lasted for more then 8 years. The decision to start war with Vietnam was not an inevitable choice. Several Johnson’s foreign policy advisers proposed alternative actions, however, the President decided to Americanize the war and brought a large number of the U.S. ground forces to a conflict on the other side of the world in Vietnam. The United States were directly involved in the conflict starting from 1954, but only in a limited way. The States were sending military advisers to help the government…

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    History of American Culture Essay

    Historically, the development of early American culture was a very interesting point for researches but the arrival of Europeans to the continent not simply change socio-economic and political life of the native tribes but also changed their culture dramatically to the extent that there remained little reminders about traditional native American culture, which is basically succumbed to the impact of invaders’ cultures. In fact the interaction of the cultures of colonizers and traditional Indian culture is in the focus of attention of James Axtell in his book “The Invasion Within: The Cultural Origins of North America”. In his book, the author basically concentrates on the north-eastern region of North America…

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    Free Essay on Martin Luther King Jr.

    Heroes drive the history of mankind, giving expression to impulses and ideas that have for some time occupied the minds of other people. The appearance of an outstanding personality spearheads the history of mankind. In my view, a hero is someone who has given positive impetus to social processes, who sociologused exceptional leadership ability to improve people’s lives. One such hero, in my deepest conviction, is Martin Luther King Jr., the man who helped to redefine the civil rights in America and reshaped interracial relations. His role in promoting civil rights is indisputable and helped to realize a breakthrough change in the attitude toward Afro-Americans in the US. This, in…

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    The Vietnam War Essay

    One should start by saying that the Vietnam War was the US longest and bloodiest war that was fought between 1957 and 1975. The allied “good guys” were the United States, South Vietnam, Thailand, Australia, new Zealand and the Philippines. The “bad guys” were represented by North Vietnam, and the National Liberation Front (NLF) Viet Cong. The Soviet Union and China would provide the military equipment to NLF. Speaking about the number of the US armed forces that fought in Vietnams from 1963 till 1973, I would like to note that it was about 2.6 million people, while overall over the same time period about 9 million people were in…

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    Jacksonian Democracy Essay

    Probably one of the most significant trends of historical development of the USA in the 19th century was the introduction of Jacksonian democracy. Obviously, it was a very significant event in the political life of the country that influenced other spheres of life, including social and economic. The formation of Jacksonian democracy was the result of work of Andrew Jackson and than it was developed by his followers who stood on the same ground. The entity of Jacksonian democracy was based on deep social contradictions that existed in American society of the 19th century. The main problem of American society of that epoch was the fact that a limited and…

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    Slavery as a Cause of the Civil War Essay

    Work, which provides people with all the required production, is needed in order to sustain the life and humans needs. To achieve efficiency in production, it is necessary the division of labour. So, the heavy and uninteresting (especially physical) work is naturally less attractive while organizing of such division. At a certain stage of society development, it is appeared the opportunity to deprive some people of the freedom, forcing them to the less attractive work, and to appropriate the results of their work. That was the beginning of slavery. People, deprived of their freedom and forced to work for the owner was called slaves. The existence of slavery in America…

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    Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness Essay

    After the acquisition of the Oregon territory and the cession of California and New Mexico according to the Gudalupe-Hidalgo treaty, by 1848 the boundaries of the United States almost reached their present limits. Between 1848 and 1877, several important events happened that determined the way the United States will look in the coming decades. Seneca Falls Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York in 1848 is considered to be the beginning of the women’s movement in America. One of the members of the convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, wrote the Declaration of Sentiments, a document declaring the rights of women based on the Declaration of Independence.

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    American History Essay Sample

    The readings on early American history lead one to the conclusion that people in those times had a distinct set of views on authority and power, different from the ones we hold today. They had placed great value on the power of the magistrates and other bodies and vested them with broad rights to impose order on society. This power was not supposed to be rooted in democracy, and preservation of social inequality was tolerated and even supported. What was not tolerated was the departure from laws established by the Church as dissenters were prosecuted and banished. John Winthrop in A Model of Christian Charity insists that existence of the…

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    Persuasive Essay on Civil War

    Free Persuasive Essay about Civil War: The Civil War or the American Civil War was the war between the Northern states and 11 Southern ones, which separated from the US and wanted to follow further the practice of slavery on their territory. The war lasted four devastating years, from 1861 to 1965 and there were more than 2000 battles, which caused numerous human deaths. The quantity of the human deaths is still the biggest one in comparison with all the military conflicts where the US participated. The end of the war was associated with the capitulation of the Southern states and the dictation of the Northern laws and lifestyle on…

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    California History Essay

    Free essay on California History: California history can be seen as a history of different phases or periods. The first period was the Native American era, followed by the discovery by the European, the Spanish colonization, the Mexican era and “state era” (which is the current one). The big “events” in the 1800s was, in addition to the Gulf War and the American Civil War, the expansion of the railroad, exploitation of oil resources, and the gold rush in the middle of the century, as well as the abolition of slavery in 1849. In 1900, California became an economic and industrial power. The position has been preserved in the state…