Americans from New York to San Francisco need to travel by boat, the shortest time to six months. It did not only impact economic development but also it made the government more difficult to control the country. The development of this transcontinental route provided a vein that could carry information, people, and goods across the whole mainland. The subsequent railroads that were built only paid tribute to this stately merits and achievements that changed the course of American history. Though the age of exploration and the wagon trains was over, the central railroad embodied the American spirit of the United States, which has made American overcome many difficulties on the way.
Franklin succeeds in the business and makes great money and soon is the official printer for the Pennsylvania Assembly. In 1730, Franklin decided to build a library for the public to expand their knowledge and help their businesses. After his business was booming, he became very skeptical to the idea of religion and was constantly questioning if it was right. With his business booming, he decided to write a book called Poor-Richards Almanac; he claimed that the thirteen virtues are the pathway to success such as he lived. With these virtues, he insisted, “I included
The war is considered the first modern war because it relied heavily on industry, telecommunications, and rapid transportation for its conduct. The Telegraph, for example, enabled generals to communicate with forces in far-flung areas. Journalists could also file stories with newspapers as photographs were extensively taken than in previous conflicts. As a result, the war was highly documented. Balloons were also widely used in the conflict.
The theme of science is illuminated by the notion of electricity and "[its] potential to reanimate corpses" (Brown "The Science"). The theme of religion is connected to religious books, philosophies, and actions. One prominent conflict between the themes revolves around Victor Frankenstein's idea of creating life. Throughout most of his career, Frankenstein was involved with the sciences and gained a great interest in the "human frame" (30) and "the physical secrets of the world" (19). He started an experiment for the sake of science, but saw it as a "[success] in discovering the cause of generation and life" (31).
The 1800s was a time of despair and hardships for Native Americans because they were constantly having to fight for their rights. On the other hand, in this time period the U.S. government created some phenomenal inventions. In 1862, the U.S. granted permission to railroad companies allowing them to build the transcontinental railroad. The railroad linked the country together economically, for trains would carry over goods that were made in eastern factories and bring them out west. Many citizens were attracted to the railroad because of this, causing an enormous amount of settlers to wander out west onto Native American land.
“Benjamin Franklin lived his life in the spirit of a renaissance man: he was deeply interested in the world around him, and he excelled in several widely differing fields of human endeavor.” (“Home”). Franklin was born in Boston of 1706 where he was raised in a poor family and was unable to have an education for more than two years. At age 12, he was apprenticed by his older brother who worked in a printing business. Benjamin later became successful in the printing business and soon became successful through his inventions as well. Later, he also became involved in politics and became one of the founding fathers.
By August 1848, people from the East were getting newspapers daily about the gold rush, which brought them slowly to Sutter’s Fort. To get to the East, Samuel Brannan had to get on a wagon with around 2,000 newspapers on it and then distribute them to people that lived in the East. Certain newspapers caused very low trust, for example, the gold rush because people did not believe that there were thousands of pounds of gold just sitting in a river, unexpectedly. After many people traveled to Sutter’s Mill trying to find gold, the word continued to spread that the rumor was correct. Finally, the California gold rush began because there was a lot of gold to be found by the people that migrated to California.
The Influence of Thomas Paine Would the Revolutionary War have failed or successes without the influence of Thomas Paine? Thomas Paine was born February 9, 1737, Thetford in Norfolk. He was active in local affairs in the town council. However, Thomas Paine didn’t successes in the town council so, he became a journalist. Thomas Paine had a massive influence on the colonist because of his word choice in his speech.
The importance of Ben Franklin has been told all throughout history, along with the famous $100 bill with his face on it. Drafting the Declaration of Independence, foudning universities and libraries, the post office, shaping policies in the U.S., publishing newspapers, making advances in science, and letting us use bifocals and using lighting for electricity. Even if this man never finished school, he did much reading and experiments that help us out today. The reason why I chose to write about Benjamin Franklin was because he was a very important Founding Father and it’s important for people to learn all about
His role as a powerful social reformer resulted in an increased appeal to reform. The book he ended up writing, How the Other Half Lives, even caught future president, Theodore Roosevelt’s attention. Roosevelt began offering him jobs, claiming that he had “read [his] book and [he had] come to help” (Moore). The two teamed up; Riis taking Roosevelt to the slums to show him everything he explained in his book. Moved by the sights, the future president succumbed to his distraught conscience; he took action and “demanded that city officials pass the first significant legislation to improve the state of affairs in immigrant neighborhoods” (Moore).
Social media can spread a story life wild fire and take it all over the world. In Adams time thing were drastically different, Information took much longer to be passed and most information was censored. The creation of the committee of correspondence would become a powerfully tool of the colonies. Samuel Adams himself would be the founder of the first committee of correspondence in Boston the fall of 1772. I myself, tend to steer clear of social media and even certain new cast, but I imagine in those time people did not have many options.
The personal vendetta Jackson had for Clay and Calhoun also assisted in his decision making on the charter renewal. This decision resulted in rogue banks attempting to print their own money, so counterfeiting became a problem. The election period from the 1820 's until the 1830 's resulted in a new type of politics, that was "characterized by pandering to the masses" (Schultz, Mays, Winfree, 2010). There were four factors involved; (1) the booming economic growth caused Americans to feel that government should be more responsive to their needs; (2) voting expansion, more men were able to vote; (3) the continual presidential election of 1824 that raised national political awareness; (4) which led to the rise of mass parties and the second two-party
William Prescott knew that the British were coming so he led minutemen troops to Breads Hill where most of the battle happened. (Bobrick 32)There he built trenches and breastworks which are chest-high fortifications made out of dirt, wood, and any other materials at hand. It was here, where William Prescott said, “Do not fire until you see the whites of their eyes” (colonel william prescott) The reason William Prescott said these words here, was because they had limited ammunition, and their muskets would be more accurate at close range. (Janelle Pavao) On June 16, 1775, in Boston, Massachusetts, Americans suffered over 400 casualties, and more than 1,000 British soldiers were killed or wounded. In the end Patriots lost the Battle of Bunker Hill, but gained England’s respect.
Still it took a wildly successful pamphlet by unknown writer, Thomas Paine to push the collective consciousness toward independence. Common Sense spoke in plain English to the hundreds of thousands of Americans who read it. "We have it in our power to begin the world anew," Paine wrote. By the spring of this year, the idea of independence had caught fire throughout the colonies. Royal governments were ousted one after another up and down the eastern seaboard, and colonial assemblies began drafting their own constitutions.