Collection 1 Performance Task: Argumentative Essay Like specks of sand on a beach, people are constantly migrating to various areas. Immigration has impacted America in a predominantly negative way. As demonstrated in Of Plymouth Plantation by William Bradford, Mother Tongue by Amy Tan, and The General History of Virginia by John Smith, immigration has induced numerous conflicts, forced people to face adversity from those they met, and caused several people to undergo a number of hardships. There were a variety of hardships being faced, most notably the physical ones.
As people mature,they often experience stages of development which may not reflect reality. Teenagers often view the world through their preconceived ideas or through what they want events or others to be, and inaccurate represents may control thoughts and actions. The protagonists Pip in Charles Dickens’s Great Expectations and Henry in Stephen Crane’s The Red Badge of Courage struggle to separate what is from what they desire to have occur. Although both young men come from near poverty, imagine their illustrious futures, and must face shocking disappointments, they differ in how they manage their growth processes. Pip’s parents died when he was young and he ended up living with his sister and her husband Joe, a blacksmith.
The culture of the Jamestown colony is shaped by disease, war, and racism, however, their economy grew successful enough to support their colony social and economically. George Percy’s A Discourse on the Plantation of Virginia describes the hardships, disease, war, and misery, that they faced at Jamestown. Percy describes the disease the most he said that the diseases would leave the colonists with swelling fevers and overall misery. These challenges made it difficult to start a successful colony but after faced they make the colonists stronger. Richard Frethorne’s letter to his mother and father describes the war, disease, and work conditions on the plantations and colonies in Virginia.
April 27, 1584 is when the first voyage took place to Roanoke Island, Sir Walter Raleigh sent an expedition led by Philip Amadas and Arthur Barlowe to explore the east coast of North America. While exploring they found an Island which is Roanoke Island they found this Island on July 4th. Barlowe found two Croatoans ( small Native American group living in the area) and there names are Manteo and Wanchese Barlowe brought them to England and the two men where able to describe the geography of the area to Sir Walter Raleigh.
Meriwether Lewis and William Clark led one of the most significant and popular expeditions of American history. It all started with the large purchase of the Louisiana territory in 1803. The purchase consisted of about 828,000,000 square miles of land. President Thomas Jefferson initiated the exploration of the newly purchased grounds and the land over the "great rock mountains. " There were high hopes for what the expedition would find along the way.
Edward Prendick is the main character and protagonist in the novel “The Island of Dr. Moreau”. At the beginning of the book, he has an established life as a biologist in London. This life is filled with trials, but Prendick is set apart from much of society because of his firm moral code. One day, while out on a boat with two seamen, a large ship unwittingly crashes into their small seacraft. Naturally, there is severe damage and the remains of the boat are scattered out into the middle of the ocean.
The South killed Reconstruction most by their resistance against the North. Reconstruction started after the Civil war between 1865-1876. During the Civil War, the North and South battled, (The North won) and the South laid in ruins. The United States was willing to let the South back in under some conditions, and that marked the day Reconstruction started. During the Reconstruction era, the South resisted the North’s help and Reconstruction died.
The American Revolution was, to date, the best event to happen on American soil, providing freedom and representation in government to the individuals who fought so hard for it. France and Spain aided our cause, helping this group of brave colonists to defeat the strongest army in the world. But, there is a question still not answered; were the colonists justified in breaking away from Britain? The American colonists were justified in breaking away from the British because there was taxation without representation, they had no freedom, and the British government violated their individual British rights. I believe the American colonists were justified for breaking away from Britain because there was taxation without representation.
Chinese Exclusion Act was passed in 1882. • I feel like there were many reasons for the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 has many factors that are contributing to why it was passed. The first being the quick population growth of Chinese immigrants from 1852 – 1880. In just 28 years, 81,000 Chinese immigrants had migrated to America after Chinese started arriving in 1848 when gold was discovered in California. In 1862, 20 years before the Chinese Exclusion Act was passed the Chinese formed the Consolidated Benevolent Association.
In Chief Tecumseh’s Address to General William Henry Harrison, and Chief Seattle’s Letter to President Pierce, both chiefs attempt to persuade white men in positions of power to leave their tribes alone by explaining their tribes love over the land. In contrast, Chief Tecumseh utilizes allusion to anger his audience into uniting together to stop the white man, while Chief Seattle conveys imagery throughout his speech, stating that the white man will taint the Earth as a result of his greed.
There were two different points of view discussed in the documents. The first view from “Appeal of the Cherokee Nation” showed how the Cherokee was trying to show the congress their point of view about moving from their homeland to a place they do not know. They made valid points why they were not willing to move and their first reason was how they valued their current home because it was the land of their ancestors and they honored their dead in these lands. The Cherokee believed that leaving to the western territory would provoke the western tribes to violence towards the Cherokee members. Andrew Jackson had a different point of view and he was wanting the Cherokee land to use their resources and make more room for white citizens.
After a year in office as Secretary of State, John Marshall became the fourth, and the longest serving, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court in the United States. Between 1801 and 1835, Chief Justice John Marshall dominated in the refinement of the nation’s legal structure. In his 34 year term as Chief Justice, Marshall most significantly bolstered the vision that the judicial branch of government had supremacy over all federal courts; however, before Marshall carried out this idea, the judiciary was not its own branch of government. Along with creating a separate branch of government, Marshall very heavily defined the roles of the Supreme Court and Congress through various decision papers. He also provided opinions which helped lay the constitutional