The American Civil War positively benefited modern society by driving social changes and spawning economic growth that shaped the country into the superpower it is today. First of all, the social changes brought on by the Civil War laid the foundation that made America great. Up until the Civil War, America was still known as 'experimenting ' with freedom for all. In fact, there was not freedom for all men until the Civil War ended. The war validated the social aspects of equality and made them not just words on a page but living breathing actions.
The citizens living close to the Mississippi River could see the benefits of migrating west, and they were beginning to do just that when the U.S. government decided to back them up. Evidence of this can be seen in “Thomas Jefferson’s America, 1801,” an essay by Stephen Ambrose. Ambrose writes, “The entire population, both free and slave, west of the mountains, reached not yet half a million; but already they were partly disposed to think themselves, and the old thirteen States were not altogether unwilling to consider them, the germ of an independent empire, which was to find its outlet, not through the Alleghenies to the seaboard, but by the Mississippi River to the Gulf” (52). This quote shows how the United States government realized that the citizens close to the western border were going to cross over into the vast lands, even if it meant starting a new nation. This point adds to the argument that common people were responsible for westward expansion by showing that the U.S. government practically followed the citizens’ lead into the western
As Turner pointed out, his own views on how he believes that the American frontier was formed by the different characteristics of the people who made it happen and formed America. He states that the attraction to the frontier made a dramatic change to America and the West due to the different cultures each race brought unto the country allowing each one to accept as well change persons perspective of each others culture. (Turner, 1996.) The frontier helped everybody make a part of the history because of the necessities the frontier helped provide. It was and it continues to be a part of history because the frontier continues to change peoples life as they still continue
Red, White, and Black is not only about how The United States was formed, but also about the people who lay the foundation for the country today. Today America prides itself on the themes sprinkled throughout the text. Many American citizens pride themselves on belonging to one of the most powerful and dominant
The delegation of New Jersey understands that the preamble is an introduction to a document. One of the most important documents of the United States contains a preamble. The preamble of the constitution states many important terms that have influenced our state and America in general. The preamble started off with the phrase “We the people of the United States” which back then only referred to white male from the colonies; but today it represents all Americans no matter gender or race. In the preamble it also states that in order to form a better country that we should work together with the other states.
History has molded our present and determined our future as a country. 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.
When you think about America as a whole what comes to mind? For me, America represents equality, freedom and most importantly a vast amount of diversity. America thrives on diversity; the different cultures, religions and races are what makes America exactly what it is—‘the melting pot’. Many people from all over the world dream of coming to ‘the land of the free and the home of the brave.’ Its very existence is what people desire to be a part of. “Often referred to as ‘A Nation of Immigrants’ (Kennedy, 1959) the Unites States is far more ethnically diverse than most other nations.” (Bello, 2009) Diversity has shaped and formed America and the people who reside within it.
Independence from Great Britain was a milestone leading the Americans to building and excel in establishing the United States of America as a country in a whole. Americans felt as if it was their abounding duties to expand westward and settle throughout North America. The term of Manifest Destiny first came about in 1845 by journalist John L. O’Sullivan. O’Sullivan used the term to acknowledge the Americans expansion westward as a “God given” right. The process of Manifest Destiny from 1783 to 1870 promoted development and expansion westward to help form the United States as it is today.
In the past, this phrase only referred to the wealthy, white males, but now it includes all the citizens of the United States. When Governor Morris wrote the phrase “provide for the common defense” he meant that the nation will not only defend themselves but other nations as well. Governor Morris also included the phrase “ to ourselves and our prosperity” meaning “ to themselves and their future”. You can
The foundation of the U.S. government has been built on the American people. Every aspect of government caters to the people in all fifty states. The resources developed by the American people are for the American people. This is the way paved by former Presidents Washington Lincoln, Roosevelt and Kennedy that were used to establish for the country. Today, the American people are fortunate to have many agencies equipped with resources to service communities across the country.
A country that varies in different cultures and ethnics, where foods, holidays and religions are spread across america. It’s a place where everyone of all races can have equal rights. America is a country of patriotism. Where soldiers risk their lives for the U.S. People of all genders, male or female share the same rights, the same pay, etc. To me the America I’ve grown up in is somewhere you can feel safe.