In a sense, America is what it is today because of every challenge, every victory, every defeat it has faced. With each victory over the Native Americans, America gained new territory. Even slavery holds a place in the development of the western frontier. The allowance and disallowance of slavery existed in the new frontier depending on each territory’s popular choice. Instead of having separate states with split decisions and “ignoring the huge elephant (slavery) in the room,” the frontier proposed the idea of having a uniform decision where slavery was either illegal or legal in all territories, thus introducing the idea of democracy.
America has continued to grow as a nation in many ways: economically, technologically, idealistically, etc.; however, there is an area that still needs improvement. Othering is a term that describes exactly what America needs to improve on. Othering is when a majority group view or treat minorities as inferior and alienates them from higher social classes. America was built on the backbone of othering, yet we are guilty of it ourselves. Although we have grown much, discrimination has had its roots in our history and continues to remain as we age.
The whites believed Native Americans we alien creatures, unfamiliar, and occupied the land that the white settlers wanted. A couple of years earlier the American Republic, such as George Washington believed that the way to solve this “Native American Problem” was to teach the Native American how regular people are. In other words, to civilize the Native Americans. The Civilization Campaign meant to try to encourage Native Americans to change their religion to Christianity, learn and speak the English language, learn how to individualize ownership of property and money. The Choctaw, Chickasaw, Seminole, Creek, and the Cherokee tribes became known as the “Five Civilized Tribes.”
The Second Great Awakening and the Transcendentalism is a book written by Barry Hankins in 2014. The main idea that the book reflects is that the Second Great Awakening and the Transcendentalism reinforced Americans beliefs in the individual’s importance and support even as it helped to bring a sense of community to a highly nomadic masses. The Second Great Awakening movement transformed the American religion and society in a number of ways. While there was a large growth of the deism in New England. Church’s revolutionary fervor tended to alienate it from its constituency.
Long ago, during a revolutionary era when the country and the name of the United States even became official, there existed a group of colonists, and freedom-fighters alike, who sought to change a nation for the greater good. Most of these men, women, and children (a majority of the participants were men) came from European countries such as Great Britain, while the rest branched from other countries such as France, the Netherlands, Spain, and elsewhere. Although many of these people diverged from different backgrounds, all of these adventurous newcomers still shared the same exact vision in mind – they all wanted to establish a new home in the new world (America), and they all desired to obtain freedom and gain access to individual rights. But in order to accomplish all of that, they needed someone, or something, that was knowledgeable and powerful enough to give the American people what they truly needed and deserved.
In the 1800s, the American government was struggling to rise in the world as a new nation. The leaders were eventually very successful, but along the way they were ruthless to all whom stood in their path. One obstacle that the Americans handed particularly poorly was their treatment of the Native Americans who owned the land prior to the European colonization of the new world. By learning about the atrocities done to the tribes such as the Cherokee, Lakota, and Nez Perce, the human race may refrain from such cruelty in the future. The Cherokee are one of the best known tribes of Native Americans due to the horrendous acts done against them.
Famous battles and people were the bravest and most fierce to make the nation as one. Abraham Lincoln is one of the famous people that made a huge change to the United States. Abraham’s Emancipation Proclamation document lead to the 14th amendment, which let slaves have their freedom. Abraham was one of the most famous people to have brought everyone together and to have the freedom that we have now and end slavery so that everyone could not be forced or controlled by anybody and be equal to each other. Were are now a closer nation because of the Emancipation Proclamation and slavery population descended down the
Webster’s definition of revolutionary is: “constituting or bringing about a major or fundamental change.” I believe that “revolutionary” does mean there is a fundamental change but I also believe it means a new innovative change that is brought to all lives. The effects of the American Revolution changed the lives of white men (wealthy and non-wealthy), women, and African Americans.
The American dream should be restored to its former glory. Politicians are using the American dream as a ploy to get votes by promising us they’re something to believe in, and that they can make America great again. Donald
Perhaps the next greatest form of imperialism came in the form of political influence and subtle control. Our own United States, of all countries, was most notorious for using this system. Throughout nearly all of American and European history, it has been known that it was the ‘White Man’s Burden’ to care for the rest of the world, as the whites believed themselves to be superior humans. The Monroe Doctrine, issued in 1823, set this into motion by proclaiming that both Americas henceforth existed “as a U.S. protectorate,” ensuring no further land would be able to be taken advantage of by the Eastern world. Later aided by the Roosevelt Corollary, which gave the U.S. full permission to intervene in Latin affairs if the need arose, the United States now had all the power in the world to exercise its influence in the area.
Faith Picotte History 310 (T-Th) Homework Ch. 8 1.Turner’s frontier thesis is deceptively draws and allure your inquisitive imagination into a grand scale visionary picture of settlements of specific regions, and the social societal processes. Americans realized the frontier formed and promoted a composite nationalist American society. The English dominated the coastal region. , later continental immigrants flowed towards the free lands of the frontier.
Historians who practice historiography agree that the writings from the beginning of what is now known as the United States of America can be translated various ways. In James H. Merrell’s “The Indians’ New World,” the initial encounters and relationships between various Native American tribes and Europeans and their African American slaves are explained; based on Merrell’s argument that after the arrival of Europeans to North America in 1492, not only would the Europeans’ lives drastically change, but a new world would be created for the Native Americans’ as their communities and lifestyles slowly intertwined for better or worse. Examples of these changes include: “deadly bacteria, material riches, and [invading] alien people.” (Merrell 53)
He is known for his famous essay, "The Significance of the Frontier in American History”. In this essay, he talks about a thesis which he calls the frontier thesis or turner thesis. He stated that going west with the frontier developed the democracy. The ending of the frontier brought together people from all over the world. Therefore, it is not the end but is the beginning of a new era as Americans.
In 1926 American society was changing rapidly through immigration and many races of people were bringing their cultures with them. A man named Hiram W. Evans was the imperial wizard of the Ku Klux Klan. Evans made the argument that these new immigrants were destroying the racial definition of what an American should be. He felt that true Americans were part of the Nordic race because the early pioneers fit into this category. The Klan’s point of view was that America should stay American and maintain this Nordic race of Caucasian people.
Around the years 1650 Great Britain 's North American colonies were racially white, ethnically english and religiously Protestant. Years passed and the 1700s were among us, those colonies changed and had become more diverse. Race, ethnicity and religion affected the society but what really happened in the hundred years that passed to affect the society? Native Americans thought of the natural world filled with spirits. Every object, possessed a voice that if you listened hard enough could be heard.