He also was a lawyer, diplomat, and statesman, as well as the Founding Father/leader of American independence from Great Britain. In addition, Adams was a leader of the American Revolution. John Adams, served in the First Continental Congress in 1774 and helped draft the Declaration of Independence. Without John Adams the Declaration of Independence may have ceased to exist and the American Revolution could have begun and ended differently. American Exceptionalism:
John Adams John Adams is the one of the most interesting person in the Revolutionary War. He had a huge impact on the Revolutionary War. He helped make the Declaration of Independence. In 1774 he served in the first continental congress. He was the first vice president of the United States and the second president.
Founding Brothers by Joseph J. Ellis is a historically based book that explains in great detail how America came to be. In other words, the preface mentions major events, facts and people that helped make America. Some major events are The American Revolution, meetings and arguments of different groups, meetings about slavery. Many prominent people are stated. These prominent people include Abigail and John Adams, Aaron Burr, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison and George Washington.
The novel The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead is full of ahistorical elements. In a book about slavery in America, his use of ahistorical elements results in a commentary on racial discrimination and abuse in a unique, narrative way. He portrays every state differently, using each of them as an example of a different type of discrimination. South Carolina is represented as a “progressive” and modern state, with new and innovative ideas on how to treat slaves. It even has the Griffin Building to represent its modernism, even though that wasn 't built historically until 1910.
Ever wonder how we actually became the United States? Was it created, founded or taken? Well a great American pioneer named Thomas Jefferson helped shape and brand what we now call The United States of America. However, America wasn’t always this big fifty-state country. We only had a few states on the east coast until Jefferson helped acquire a deal for about 828,000 square miles.
Jackson was one of the first presidents of the new nation in the early 1800s. He served eight years in chair from 1829-1837. Before his term as presidency he was known as a "war hero". He gained many supporters from common people by discriminating against the rich. During his presidency Jackson encouraged Americans to create a smaller government with more involvement from citizens.
Extended Essay: American dream in the USA of the 1920’s, as depicted by “The Great Gatsby” by F. S. Fitzgerald Introduction The modern American literature is a topic as broad as it can be; there is, however, one novel which often appears as the one called “the greatest American novel of all times”. The novel in question is “The great Gatsby”, written by Francis Scott Fitzgerald and published in April of 1925.  There are a number of reasons for why it is deemed so special, with its’ current position in modern pop culture and status of a classic, compulsory for every reader. One of the major causes is the layered meaning, which leaves whole lot of room for interpretation.
The beginning of American society truly started on September 3, 1783 when the Treaty of Paris was signed and the British recognized the colonies as a sovereign nation. Through this recognition, the colonies established its own presence in the world, therefore creating a unique society. This further differentiated the newly formed states from the colonies and England. The end of the American Revolution marked the beginning of a new era and not only created the United States of America, but also shaped the newly formed country 's politics, society, and economy.
“Once we became an independent people it was as much a law of nature that this [control of all of North America] should become our pretension as that the Mississippi should flow to the sea” –John Quincy Adams (Henretta, p. 384). In the 1840s, Americans had a belief that God destined for them to expand their territory all the way westward to the Pacific Ocean. This idea was called Manifest Destiny. In the nineteenth century, Americans were recognized for coming together and building up one another for one cause: westward expansion.
The romanticism was the response to the Industrial Age. That movement began in America from 1820 ’s to 1870’s. Washington Irving was part of that movement which began in America after Revolutionary War. They tried to separate them from the rest of the world and create a country as a nation. They used their chance of individuality and creativity, and they addressed economic social and many other concerns by their writings.
The history of America has molded this country into what it is known today as, “the land of freedom” or “one of the best countries in the world”. One of the biggest roles that have come into play is America’s wars; some major wars were the Revolutionary War and the Civil war. As for the Revolutionary War it lasted 8 years from 1775 to 1783, the war began as a disagreement over the way in which Great Britain treated the colonies versus the way the colonist felt they should be treated, the Americans felt that the 13 colonies deserved all the rights of Englishmen, and therefore America fought for its freedom from Great Britain and the Americans won, that’s when this country became the United States of America.
Ramsay discusses the events and ideas of the American Revolution (from the outbreak of turbulence in the 1760s to the onset of Washington’s administration) and makes an ardent Federalist defense of the Constitution of 1787. Based on the original and authorized 1789 version, this is the first new modern edition of the work.
“The Social Development of Early Modern British Colonies and the Formation of American Culture.” “In the beginning was the word, and the word was with the New England Way and the word became ‘America’(p. 213).” Pursuits of Happiness, written by Jack P. Greene, scrutinizes the early American social history, and draws on virtually all the recent social-history literature produced in the early modern British colonies. It presents a summary of recent books and journal articles, as well as providing new interpretations of colonial society. It reinterprets what American social developments once meant in a spectacularly illustrative way.
One of the reasons I feel Booker T. Washington deserves a holiday, is because he was the first African American ever to have the honor of being invited to the White House and through his hard work he was able to reach the lives of many people. He became known for his relentless efforts to ensure that all Black Americans had an opportunity at education. Through his hard work in establishing the school he influenced many people, by giving them the opportunity they otherwise would have never had. Washington was also a promoter of hard work, believing that it was the only way around the seemingly unconquerable difficulties of even surviving in a white people ruled society.
Americans have often believed that they were exceptional. American exceptionalism is the claim that Americans have “a moral purpose of acting altruistically in defense of freedom and democracy... with the aim of maintaining peace, of spreading justice or of defending human rights.” (New World Encyclopedia). They also believe that the United States must be a positive role model for the world.