American Studies

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Ulysses S. grant was born on April 27, 1822. He was born Hiram Ulysses Grant but had later changed it to Ulysses Simpson Grant, Simpson had come from his mothers maiden name. His father never had much money, but somehow got an appointment for his son to attend the Military Academy at West Point, New York. During the Mexican War he had served in Zachary Thomas? and then later Winfeild Scott?s armies. After the war he was transferred to garrison duty in the Great lakes area with his new wi

Manifest Destiny What does the painting Manifest Destiny represent? Does it show an image of hope, or one of despair? To answer a question like this one would have to understand what manifest destiny is. Manifest destiny was a term first used by an American journalist, John Louis O'Sullivan. The term describes the inevitable territorial expansion of the United States of America to take over the rest of North America. The painting shows exactly this by illustrating the westward expansion of t

The Roswell Incident Almost everyday there are programs on television which involve or relate to UFO's (Unidentified Flying Object's) or aliens from other planets. Programs including X-Files, Unsolved mysteries, and Sightings, often deal with aliens and UFO's. Many people believe in other life-forms and some will do anything to convince themselves of their existence. Many of societies thoughts and views toward the world as a whole, aliens and UFO's, and toward the government have be

Patrick Henry Patrick Henry was a great patriot. He never used his fists or guns to fight for his country, but he used a much more powerful weapon at which he held great skill: his words. Possibly the greatest orator of his time, his speeches such as "Give Me Liberty or Give Me Death" struck a cord in the American spirit of those who opposed oppression and tyranny. Henry was born on May 29th, 1736 in Studley, Virginia. His schooling was basic; elementary school, then trained in the classic

Antonio de Lopez de Santa Anna Perez de Lebron was a great man. He was strong, humble, smart, and clever. But he was also a weak, arrogant, stupid, foolish, and these are what most people remember about him. That is not how he really was. In the following paragraphs I will tell about the life and times of Santa Anna, and of his mistakes and achievements, I will tell of the age of Santa Anna. On February 21, 1794, Mexico received a great leader, who would affect her dramatic history to the

The Three R's: Relief, Recovery, and Reform America is in turmoil. The country is in the midst of the worst tragedy it has ever faced, The Great Depression. The American people are sick and tired of hearing the old hands off, the country will heal itself crap. They were in desperate need of a true leader. One who would lead them through these horrible times and set the country right again. How ironic that the man who stepped up was handicapped, and would have been viewed as nothin

Lessons of the Vietnam War "American imperialism has suffered a stunning defeat in Indochina. But the same forces are engaged in another war, against a much less resilient enemy, the American people. Here, the prospects for sucess are much greater. The battleground is idealogical, not military. At stake are the lessons to be drawn from the American war in Indochina; the outcome will determine the course and character of new imperial ventures." (Noam Chomsky, 1975) Quite often the less

The LeGaCy oF maLcoLm X (El hajj Malik El Shabazz) The 1960's was the heart of the civil rights movement. Amidst the chaos, nonviolence policies, the marches and the police brutalities, many black leaders strived to unite the blacks and win them their rights. Among these leaders was a man named Malcolm X, also known as El Hajj Malik El Shabazz. The most common response to his legacy revolves on what he did wrong. People, regardless of race will say, Malcolm promoted violence, he hated whi

The New Deal During the 1930's, America witnessed a breakdown of the Democratic and free enterprise system as the US fell into the worst depression in history. The economic depression that beset the United States and other countries was unique in its severity and its consequences. At the depth of the depression, in 1933, one American worker in every four was out of a job. The great industrial slump continued throughout the 1930's, shaking the foundations of Western capitalism. The N

Have you ever heard of a person named Charles Manson? If you have not, you have probably been living in a hole for most of your life. Manson Manson, and his followers, who are referred to as "The Family," committed some of the most gruesome murders of the 20th century. I am going to tell the story of these murders and tell why Manson is still so well known decades after the murders were committed. Charles Manson was a brainwasher. He brought people into his twisted world and made them do th