History: American

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In the southern states of the USA, the era known as the "Reconstruction" period created a tension ,a fear and total hate for the black race among many white people. This event was the result of the primitive version of constitutional equality of the African-American race at the end of the Civil War. It was in this state of confusion and transition that the Ku Klux Klan was born. Before the end of the civil war, May 26th 1865, black men, women and children were used

Thesis: Through his writings, speaking tours, and five presidential campaigns as the Socialist Party of America's candidate, Eugene Victor Debs won the respect of American unionists, radicals, and even those who did not accept his economic doctrines. I. Background Information A. Thesis B. Birth/Death C. Employment D. Influence in early life II. Accomplishments A. Secretary-treasurer of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen B. Indiana State Legislature C. President o

Juan Ponce De Leon Juan Ponce De Leon was born 1474 in Tervas de San Campos,Spain. He served as a page for a powerful lord. Schooled in warfare from an early age, he took part in many campaigns waged by the Spaniards to expel the Moors. In 1493, at the age of 19, he volunteered to accompany Columbus on his second voyage to the New World. They sailed through the island chain of the Lesser Antilles. Ponce spent the next few years as a soldier and distinguished himself for bravery. H

The Populist Party, a third political party that originated in America in the latter part of the nineteenth century, derived as a result of farmer discontent and economic distress. This was caused by the country's shift from an agricultural American life to one in which industrialists dominated the nation's development. The public felt as if they were being cheated by these "robber barons," a term given to those who took advantage of the middle and lower classes by "boldly stealing the fruits

Martin Luther King Jr. One of the world's best known advocates of non-violent social change strategies, Martin Luther King, Jr., synthesized ideas drawn from many different cultural traditions. Born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929, King's roots were in the African-American Baptist church. He was the grandson of the Rev. A. D. Williams, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church and a founder of Atlanta's NAACP chapter, and the son of Martin Luther King, Sr., who succeeded Williams as Ebenezer's pastor

The Revolutionary War By: Mindy Miller The Revolutionary War started in 1775 and ended in 1783. It was also known as the United States War of Independence, was an uprising by which 13 of Britain's colonies gained political independence. By the middle 18th century, differences in life, thought, and economic interests began to grow between the colonies and Britain, the mother country. This was followed by many acts and events that violated the colonists' rights.

The Revolutionary War started in 1775 and ended in 1783. It was also known as the United States War of Independence, was an uprising by which 13 of Britain's colonies gained political independence. By the middle 18th century, differences in life, thought, and economic interests began to grow between the colonies and Britain, the mother country. This was followed by many acts and events that violated the colonists' rights. The Seven Years' War was from 1756 to 1763. It left

What is an American? The American of today would disagree with Crevecoeur's definition of an American because he suggests that money and fortune comes easy for anyone living in America, but everyone knows it's not true. In "Letters from and American Farmer", Jean de Crevecoeur suggests that America is a country with absolute equality. He expresses this, in the paragraph "It is not composed, as in Europe of great lords who possess everything, and a herd of people who have nothing." This

Pocahontas was twelve years old when history was changed by the arrival of three English ships to the new world. The Englishmen on the ships came to start a new colony. The new colony was Jamestown. One of the Englishmen who came to the new world was John Smith. John Smith canoed up a river one day. He was going to an Indian village to attack them. The Indians captured him and sent a message to the chief of all the little villages, (Powhatan, Pocahontas' father) telling him they were going t

The Mexican War: Imperialism or Manifest Destiny Liana R. Prieto (Fall 1995) In the 1840s American pioneers were settling further west than they previously had. Congressman J.E. Belser of Alabama, when speaking of our westward expansion, said, "They might as well try to stop Niagara." ( Nevin, 19 ). The country was in agreement with this statement when, in 1844, it elected James K. Polk to the White House. Lieutenant Colonel Ethan Allen Hitchcock wrote an eerily prophetic entry in his jou