During the “Gilded Age” period of American history, development of the Trans-Mississippi west was crucial to fulfilling the American dream of manifest destiny and creating an identity which was distinctly American. Since the west is often associated with rugged pioneers and frontiersmen, there is an overarching idea of hardy American individualism. However, although these settlers were brave and helped to make America into what it is today, they heavily relied on federal support. It would not have been possible for white Americans to settle the Trans-Mississippi west without the US government removing Native Americans from their lands and placing them on reservations, offering land grants and incentives for people to move out west, and the
President Andrew Johnson had tried to veto the Civil RIghts Act of 1865 but it was overturned and the act became a Law. President Johnson’s attitude toward this led to the growth of the Radical Republican Movement and it also increased intervention in the South, more help to former slaves and also to Johnson’s impeachment. The Black Code, Freedman’s Bureau, and the Bill of 1865 are all prime examples of how the African American’s have freedom. In 1865, the Civil War ended offering more freedoms to all African American
I am an American. I choose this word to represent me, although others may not acquiesce and won’t categorize individuals who aren’t born in this country to be Americans. In others perspective, to be an American means to have the blood of an American. But I on the other hand, don’t have the heritage and the qualifications that are expected of me to be an American but that is the word that I have chosen to describe myself regardless. The definition of what it means to be an American is debatable and varies from each person. It is more about what you are about rather than who you are. It is contributing to this country, pledging allegiance to a flag and being open to the idea of life, liberty, and equality.
Their opinions impacted elections and decisions from 1870 up until today. Without Grant’s amendment, our current President Barack Obama wouldn’t have been able to make it into office. To further his fight for equality, Grant signed the Civil Rights Act of 1875. This Act promised, “full and equal enjoyment of the accommodations, advantages, facilities
Grant contributed greatly to the United States not only for leading the North to victory, but also for strengthening the country after the Civil War. He enforced civil rights acts and fought against Ku Klux Klan violence (Broadwater 147). He also introduced the Civil Rights Acts of 1870 and 1875, giving African Americans equal rights compared to others. (Worldbook Online) As well as encouraging the creation of the 15th Amendment, which gave protection to the voting rights of Africans Americans.
According to the dictionary, the definition of Americanism is a custom, trait, belief, etc., peculiar to the United States of America or its citizens. In 1776 when the United States was established and we declared independence from Britain, we got many rights and freedoms. Those rights and freedoms are still very important today to making Americans who they are and what they believe.
Freedom Anyone in the world with an occasional source of internet has no choice but to see the seemingly outrageous news stories, posted weekly on events in the US. American’s have made their distrust in the government more than obvious, which in many cases, the government has provoked. The largest debate in the states today is the with the concept of freedom and where the lines are drawn between social security, equality, and one’s rights. Freedom is and always has been heavily emphasized in the development of the 50 states. It’s brought peace and war both figuratively and literally.
Ulysses Grant took during the Reconstruction and was responsible for helping to pass some of the most important Reconstruction time legislation. The most notable of this legislation being The Civil Rights Act of 1870 and 1875 and of course the 15th amendment. Grant also took a strong stance against the violence of the Ku Klux Klan and sought to protect the rights of African Americans. Nearly 80 years later when the United States was still dealing with race relations, Eisenhower also proved effective. The most notable of his achievements in this sphere was his use of federal troops in Little Rock to enforce the desegregation of public schools adherent to Brown vs Board of Education, as well as his signing of civil rights legislation in 1957 and 1960 to protect the right to vote by African-Americans.
Schuylon Johnson Coach D. English IV Immigration in America The number of legal, and illegal immigrants have risen over the years, which has stirred more debate about immigration. Some think it’ll help the economy, and the others think that it’s affecting the economy, but in reality, immigration has been beneficial to a degree, but there are negative effects as well. A topic that is always discussed in America is with the increasing number of immigrants will there be an increase of terrorist attacks? Multiple people say yes, because of the previous terrorist attacks by Muslim.
The American dream at one point was what drew people to American; the right to life, liberty, and the happiness. The American dream is the hope to acquire currency, large homes, raise a middle-class family, and pursue what brings people joy in life. But in the year 2016, the American dream becomes hard to believe in. The American dream may still exist, but it is not equally accessible to all Americans. This is true because the American dream is not affordable for everyone, it is not available to everyone from different degrees of education, and race and ethnicity creates large social barriers.
The 15th Amendment was the last of the “Reconstruction Amendments” to be accepted. On the basis of race and condition of the slavery, black people were discriminated by the white people and this amendment was against of that, which was elaborated to prohibit the discrimination for the benefit of black people. Prominent Army general during the American Civil War and Commanding General at the end of that war – Ulysses Grant was nominated for the presidency in 1868. In that election he achieved votes of large number of people. “Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace” – said Grant (speech in London 1889) and he worked on Reconstruction to put
Reconstruction was an attempt by Abraham Lincoln to rebuild the war-torn South. Its goals were to fix the economy, allow new freedmen to exercise their freedom, and restore white Southerners’ loyalty to the Union. Although the passing of the 14th and 15th amendment ensured that African-Americans’ rights are protected; white Southerners found ways to prevent them from enjoying their rights, such as the establishment of the KKK and the creation of Black Codes. The Government attempted to fight these problems with laws, such as the Ku Klux Klan Act of 1871. In spite of these revolutionary efforts; laws passed by the Government failed to be effective.
America is a big superpower, a force to be reckoned with, and a corporate country. America is built upon freedom and money just like anywhere else. But with the way I think that were going, that’s the only thing America will be in the future. And the American dollar will be worth less and less, and the economy will crash more and more. Like I said earlier America is a corporate country based upon cash.
I envision the future America as a sanctuary that will protect and love the citizens of this country more than it is shown in the society of today. I imagine that the violence and chaos that is present today will eventually be defeated if we can conquer it with compassion and understanding. When we provide good work ethics along with focus, America will be built up the way it was intended to be. The thirty-third president of the United States, Harry S. Truman, stated, “America was not built on fear. America was built on courage, on imagination and an unbeatable determination to do the job at hand.” Needless to say, America no longer needs to be presented as the country that is filled with destruction, but viewed as a place of peace and freedom.
The world’s second biggest country has received a similar second ranking in terms of being ranked the greatest country in the world. The country, of course, is Canada. Canada, for a long time, has been considered one of the best countries in the world to live in as it welcomes immigrants, has a rich diverse culture for every nationality, free medical expenses, and of course , the Niagara Falls. A quote from an article from the Toronto Star said, “….. [Canada] draws some of its national identity from its expansive wilderness, has pronounced a long list of accomplished writers and artists, and is a high-tech industrial society with a high standard of living.” Canada also showed the world that they were serious in their attempts to rescue refugees fleeing