In 1824 Smith belonged to the party that reestablish the South Pass, a passage to the North west through Wyoming. Two years later, he and a trading party left Great Salt Lake and crossed the Mojave Desert to southern California, becoming the first Americans to enter California from the east. Blocked by the weird Mexican governor of California, Smith altered his plan to go north into Oregon. Instead, in
In the Non-fiction book, 1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus, Charles Mann aims to debunk an array of beliefs about Native Americans that most scholars once insisted were true. Mann’s research suggests that the native people of the Americas are more intelligent and sophisticated than previously predicted, live in higher numbers and greatly impact the natural landscape. The book is split into three parts: Numbers from Nowhere, Very Old Bones, and Landscapes with Figures. These parts focus on the population, culture, origins and the environment. Mann builds his arguments by reassessing a myriad of pre-existing views about the Americas prior to 1492.
Enmanuel Raposo 11/02/2014 ELL 095 Chapter 20 It Take 2 Generations for Immigrants to Become Successful The essay by Joel L. Swedlowb titled, "Changing American" was published in the September 2001 edition of National Geographic. The definition of change is making a difference or becoming different. Joel L. Swedlowb is a prominent scholar, an author, and a journalist, who formerly served as a senior editor of National Geographic. In his essay, Swerdlow describes J.E.B. High School in Virginia as a representative of the evolving cultural identity of the United States.
What would eventually become the start point of what is today called the Columbian Exchange started about 500 years ago when Christopher Columbus and his 3 ships set off to from Spain to find India. Instead of India, they discovered the New World, America. The exchange of animals and plants that took place after this would come to be very important to Europe and America. After Columbus and his 3 ships arrived and reported back to queen Isabel another 17 ships were sent off to the New World, the word about the far away land spread along Europe and everybody wanted to take a part of this amazing land. After the British defeated the Spaniards the Settlers arrived to America and now is when the real exchange of plants and animals would take place.
On Columbus Day this year, more cities are recognizing Native Americans due to the movement of changing the name of Columbus Day to a holiday that celebrates the indigenous culture. Native American activists influenced dozens of cities to make the local leaders officially change Columbus Day to Indigenous Peoples Day; however, the success was mixed. The USA Today article stated that some people think Columbus Day is a federal holiday that overlooks an agonizing “… history of colonialism, enslavement, discrimination and land grabs,” (Associated Press) and that activists argued that, “The indigenous holiday takes into account the history and contributions of Native Americans for a more accurate historical record” (Associated Press). Since Native
To begin, Columbus Day is the only holiday that our nation perceives the 26 million Italian Americans. Because Italian Americans were fiercely ethnically discriminated; consequently, they celebrated a holiday that the American during the time would accept, Columbus Day. Recent studies show 57% of people celebrate Columbus. Frank Guarini from the National Italian American Foundation says: “Columbus Day is not just a celebration of Columbus’ arrival, but a day Italian American share their heritage with all Americans.” Secondly, his personality isn’t what we would celebrate him for. Christopher Columbus is the one who founded the eastern hemisphere and successfully bring over Europeans.
Around the time of the war, it is said that 1300 foreign – born settlers were occupying parts in California. The majority of them were American and European descent entering without due authorization however only one forth became actual Mexican citizens (Cherny, 2005) According to Cherny “They did not realize that many of the immigrants had no intention of assimilating into the Californio society. They did not learn Spanish, rejected the Catholic faith, and brought their own families with them instead of intermarrying with the Mexican population” (Cherny, 2005, pp. 92). What the government did not realize is how vulnerable they left themselves with all the new people entering their land, and what would happen to the original
I wish to remember only that unique voyage. I want to keep that wonderful memory for ever. In the 80 ' I was a member of the Architectural Commission for the City of Sonoma. We review new and restoration projects. I study California Architecture when I volunteer to do an Historic Preservation survey of buildings from 1840 to 1940 for the City and County of Sonoma.
Native Americans, as we all know, where the first to be on the United States when Christopher Columbus had sailed to it but had declared it his land. Through the wave of wars, moving of the whites from England to the States, and unnecessary violence, the Native Americans population had begun to decrease when they first started to move to other parts of the land to find their new home so that the whites would be able to live comfortably without them around.
In the late 1800’s America started to expand across the world. America went to areas like Alaska, Hawaii, Japan, and the Philippines. The U.S. wanted to expand and tried to annex many countries. Many people wonder if the American expansion was justifiable or not. Alaska, a piece of land bought by the U.S. was called “Seward’s Folly” because when William Seward bought it America thought that there was nothing there.
In the beginning, one of the myths that got my attention was that America did not become independent on July 4th of 1776. This day is one of the most important and remembered for us. However, the war continued for another 7 years before that England surrendered and then granted Independence to the U.S. on September 3th of 1783. Also, I read that the Continental Congress voted for independence on July 2nd. When John Adams wrote a letter to his wife Abigail, she predicted that in the future the people would celebrate July 2nd as independence day.
Nearly, twenty million Natives lived on the land know known as America. On Columbus’s first voyage he was lost and thought he had landed in India, but had come upon the Caribbean Island, land of Indigenous people. His mistake of being lost and thinking he landed in India is how Indigenous people received the name
Speculation is that the decision will be made within the next two weeks. The three teams in question (in case you have been living under a rock) are the San Diego Chargers, St.Louis Rams and Oakland Raiders. Each of these teams have called LA home at one time or another. The Raiders have flip-flopped. Originally the Raiders called Oakland home from 1960-1981, the organization moved to LA where they became the LA Raiders from 1982-1994.