In the 15th century, The Age of Exploration became popular with indigenous peoples of Europe to explore the Americas. During this era, Europeans became interested in expansion and wealth of the New World. European rulers started looking for cheapest and fastest ways to get imported goods from countries such as Asia and Africa. These rulers began by sending explorers on explorations to find sea routes to other countries. The explorations helped these countries find the most efficient ways to get goods such as spices, silk, and gold.
Such as the Dutch, who journeyed to America to spread their religion and find some type of gold or anything valuable. Christopher Columbus, born in Italy, started Spain’s exploration from his rediscover of America. As for the Swedish, they settled first in Delaware but then soon got dominated by the Dutch. The English colonies had one of the greatest impact on America. They wanted to practice mercantilism, spread their religious beliefs, and
Millions of people from all over the world immigrate into the United States in order to fulfill their dreams and earn the title of American. Many people come to America for their own reasons, mostly for better way of life and more freedom of expression. The accepted school of thought is if one is born in the United States or naturalized through a set process, they are an American. Being an American is more than being a legalized citizen of the country, but rather, recognizing the vision and ideas of a better society that surrounds the belief of liberty, equality, and democracy. Despite the diversity between ethnic appearance and language that prospers in America today, what makes a true American is the shared belief of freedom, equality, and
One of the most obvious and important examples of religion influencing the processes that in the end triggered a mass migration to another land – is the colonization of America. Later on religion influenced the newly formed societies of colonists that even today historians debate how influential Christianity was in the era of the American Revolution. The issue of religious freedom has played a significant role in the history of the United States and the remainder of North America. Religion and religious divides played a huge role in the founding of the American colonies. Europeans came to America to escape religious oppression and forced beliefs by such state-affiliated Christian churches as the Roman Catholic Church and the Church of England.
Becoming a winner of a mass of land was great to reward to Britain, but this caused them to change the way that they were going to govern, especially in North America. Britain had to find a new way of controlling the Colonies. Before the war, England pursued
The Holocaust was supposed to be nameless. Hitler had become a chancellor in January 1933 but the people did not want him as thier chancellor (Colbert 2) The Natzis killed 11 million people in total and 6 million Jews were dead and the population was hit so much it almost decreased half the population (Metzer 89). At last the Germans surrendered and ended World War 2 on May 8th and let peace arise (Metzer 89). Anne Frank truly left a mark on the human race as the girl with the diary. Through all her hardships and fear, she showed everyone that even the littlest of people can impact the world.
Being an American means that almost anyone can run for government positions. Being an American means that if you don’t like the laws, you work to change them through politics. Being an American means dreaming bigger than reason, and working to fulfill that dream. Being an American also means that while you are free to disagree with America’s government and political figures, you realize that America is trying it’s best, and you respect that. Americans know
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.
All are meant to be welcomed here, those in desperate need, and those who simply crave the freedom America offers. When America comes to mind, freedom, and liberty used to be the image that people thought of. Now, when people view the United States, they think of anger and rejection, a sad depiction of a country once known for the beautiful American Dream. The American Dream used to simply be a house with a white picket fence, and the picture-perfect family. After time passed and society grew into what it has become in the twenty-first century, the American Dream became acceptance, into a world in which rejection surrounds you.
The Puritans would practice rules and regulations for their colonies that would one day inspire the Founding Fathers to write the Constitution. All of the above is good, but how did the Puritans affect the surrounding New England area, which would intern start the Revolutionary War? The Puritans affected New England economically,
In the 19th Century the idea to move westward would present Americans with new opportunities and a chance for possible wealth. Americans were determined to explore the lands from the Atlantic Ocean all the way to the Pacific Ocean. The term Manifest Destiny in short, is a movement. A movement in which gave Americans the “right” to colonize and civilize west because it’s their calling. Americans believed that expanding throughout the continent would give them new opportunity to share the government, which they believed was so great.
Passed by Britain, the Molasses Act attempted to restrict American international trade but the colonists proved that they wouldn 't blindly accept these restrictions anymore. The Great Awakening occurred during this time, reviving religious fervor with George Whitefield at the lead. As education in the North improved, figures such as Ben Franklin helped advance both literature and the scientific field. The idea of a democracy began to show signs with the introduction of the two-house legislative body, and would continue to develop as time went on. A unique American culture also started to develop, and this contributed to a growing sense of
The Northwest territory was slowly becoming a part of America. Many Americans already lived in the territory and the idea of a Northwest passage had not been forgotten. Annexing the Northwest territory would allow for America to expand. not only for people, but also for farms. Presidents like Thomas Jefferson strongly encouraged the expansion of agriculture.