History is an extremely vast subject that covers an enormous amount of events that occurred in the past. While it is difficult to keep exact records of those happenings, it is however, traceable. Growing up in a different country, American history was the least of my concerns, but the 1301 class filled me in with a lot of information. However, this class shed a different light upon the U.S History, very different from the ones I learned in the previous class. I believe that including the book “Lies My Teacher Told Me” to the course was an excellent idea as it has drastically changed our viewpoint.
Hope Winston Churchill said “The future is unknowable, but the past should give us hope”. Churchill understood that without the wars, struggles, and hardships that America has been through in the past, we wouldn 't be living in this free country with the hopes that we have today. Without the patriots we had back then, we wouldn 't be here today. On July 4th 1776 America gained its Independence from England. Everyday since then thousands of soldiers risk their lives for our freedom and to secure this independance.
These documents changed how America runs now and days. There were many events that happened during the time Virginia convention was made. They weren’t many who were free because they were still with Great Britain. In the speech Patrick made he wanted to convince the delegates to secede from Britain; moreover, to fight back against them. He antagonizes Britain by imputing every hardships they faced to Britain.
Before anyone thought about fighting the British for what they believed to be right, Concord was just a common town with average people trying to make a living. But in the time right before the war started, Concord was a very different place. No one wanted to fire the first shot, but they were preparing if it did happen. Gross tells us how they were some tense weeks, and William Emerson even said that it was a time of “Dread suspense.” The homes of the people of Concord lay
Liberty Or Death It can be hard wanting to make a change within a whole country, and to lead a revolution can be a difficult task. During the revolutionary times Americans wanted their freedom from Great Britain, but most people of those days were uneducated and possibly full of fear for change, but all they needed somebody to influence them and show a little emotion towards them it would be more relatable to them. I used Patrick Henry’s “Speech to the Virginia Convention” the persuasive technique used is pathos, many people were angry when Henry told them the truth of what will happen if they trust the British, and readied them for a war they will have to fight.
Local newspaper after the invention was able to share more stories from vari-ous other regions of the country. The telegraph opened a lot of new job and used skilled workers in the offices to code and decode the messages. As the original tele-graph line started between Washington and Baltimore the public did not support it, especially the religious leaders. Many of the congress men did not vote because they did not want to spend the public money on a machine that they could not un-derstand. But eventually it was put to a great use in the government and it also changed or transformed how the war was fought playing a big role in winning the
The 9/11 terrorists attack impacted the culture, politics and, economy of the U.S by their attitude and concerns about safety. Now they have national securities and defense everywhere. Back then we would always go to war after the 9/11 attack, war never ended it’s still going to keep going, but now they just have way more supplies to defend themselves with. Anything you do now as a crime and you are not from this country you’re getting deported .there’s also cameras everywhere now then before they didn’t have as many cameras and didn’t really know about all the crimes happening until after the event of 9/11. So much has been updated since then it’s unbelievable how they know everything that’s going to happen before it even happens, and when
The American revolution was when the American colonies fought Great Britain for independence and freedom. During the revolution because of the lack of soldiers Leader George Washington needed as many men as possible. Sadly, most of the soldier 's enlistments are coming to an end and they will be sent home. One of the reasons why the soldiers should have gone for another enlistment is because help is on the way.
Political parties hold far too much power in today’s election process and need to be abolished. Parties were originally only intended to serve as temporary coalitions for specifically controversial elections, and yet every election since the late 1700’s has been won by a specific party. The existence of political parties has had quite a few negative effects on America including the division of people, a lack of communication, and violence between opposing sides (U.S. History.org). The idea that political parties are dangerous is not a new concept.
Truth about War Photography War Photography has been around for year and years and there 's always been questions about their representation of the truth. There has always been a partiality of representation but some wants to know does photography show the wars up close and personal or they might say what’s the purpose of war photography. Some people believe that the purpose of war photography is that it has shifted throughout the years. During the earlier years of war photography the photos were purely used to inform the public and for the public to see what happen during that particular war at that time.
Charles W. Akers was a history professor at Oakland University for many many years. He received his undergraduate degree from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, Massachusetts and master's and doctorate degrees from Boston University. Akers is an award winning author that wrote two other books and co-authored another. Akers was a member of the Colonial Society, the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, and he was an Associate of Early American History and Culture. Abigail Adams: An American Woman was nominated for a Pulitzer prize and won the Colonial Dames of American Annual Book Award.
The American Revolution was a very important thing that happened in history. John Adams played an important role in the American Revolution. He Adams was a strong proponent of reasoned appeals for justice and formal protest, rather than mob action, he helped navigate the Treaty of Paris which officially ended the American Revolutionary War, and he played a role in persuading congress to declare independence. Adams was well known for his brilliant mind and passionate patriotism. He was a leader in the Continental Congress and an important diplomatic figure, before becoming America's first vice president.
John Adams was the second President of the United States. In George Washington’s Farewell Address, he stated numerous warnings. I believe that in his presidency, Adams did not heed all of Washington’s warnings. One reason that I believe Adams did not heed the warnings Washington issued is because he was part of a political party.
Sam Adams: Father of the Revolution The United States owes its distinctiveness to the achievements of many people. However, there were those who had a more profound influence on America’s success in becoming a unique nation such as Sam Adams. He used his influence as a leader in the Boston community and as a member of the Massachusetts General Court to steer public opinion before and during the American War for Independence. Sam Adams specifically influenced the United States in becoming a distinct nation through his leadership and his writings.
John Adams John Adams is more than likely described as a strong-willed man. Many would say he’s very opinionated but some believe he is a man who wants what he wants, so he’ll do anything in his will to get it done. John Adams was born in Massachusetts in 1735, starting his career with a Harvard education and attended law school. John Adams then moved up in his career to become the second president of the United States. Adams served as Vice President under the command of George Washington because he came in second place during both elections that took place.