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America: Pathways to the Present

First, we should be clear about the nature of the industrial boom that occurred in the wake of the Civil War. It was the rise of heavy industry and the production of capital goods that...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019 4:16 am UTC

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The South faced many problems during the Civil War, and it is easy to name three. First, the South had the problem of having an agricultural economy. It is hard to win a war when all you produce...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2009 1:57 am UTC

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The Chinese Exclusion Act 1882—Increasing numbers of Chinese immigrants had been coming to the United States in search of work, usually to labor on large-scale engineering projects such as the...

Latest answer posted February 2, 2018 6:06 pm UTC

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In July of 1966 Lyndon B. Johnson said, We are not trying to wipe out North Vietnam. We are not trying to change their government. We are not trying to establish permanent bases in South...

Latest answer posted July 25, 2009 3:41 am UTC

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Modern America is a nation built and populated by immigrants, and the first wave of immigrants in the 15th century were more likely to be the ones doing the discriminating than the ones being...

Latest answer posted February 22, 2019 10:10 pm UTC

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The increasing complexity of American economic life is largely responsible for the rise in the number of corporations in the late nineteenth century. The worlds of manufacturing, transportation,...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2019 7:53 pm UTC

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The French Revolution was in many ways an outgrowth of the American Revolution, based on many of the same democratic ideals. France had also been a valuable ally in the American Revolution, without...

Latest answer posted January 13, 2016 9:17 pm UTC

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The phrase "satellite nations" or "satellite states" refers to countries that the Soviet Union either seized at the end of World War II or were "granted" as part of the negotiated agreements among...

Latest answer posted June 3, 2013 7:25 pm UTC

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If we follow the speech given at American University in May of 1963, along with some of the policies he began to initiate before his death, we can see that Kennedy articulated the idea that ending...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2009 8:51 pm UTC

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The short answer is that these countries were each in the grip of a fantatical type of "nationalism," perhaps for essentially the same reasons. The more thorough answer to this question needs to...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2020 11:02 pm UTC

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If you are examining a textbook, refer to that first in terms of progressing towards your answer. Sometimes, teachers and instructors are assessing you on what the text says and your text might...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2010 10:39 pm UTC

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Seeing that we are examining or searching for ten phrases, I think we can go from the very mundane to the very complex. Phrase one: America and the allied forces had stood victorious after...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2009 8:53 am UTC

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Most of what people believe about the old west is a "lingering myth"- this simply means it is not true, yet many people today believe it to be so. Hollywood movies and dime novels...

Latest answer posted August 27, 2008 4:26 pm UTC

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I think that a sense of American nationalism or exceptionalism might have been a reason for expanding interests abroad. It seemed that a combination of industrialization, the acquisition of...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2009 3:21 pm UTC

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There were some similarities between the America of the two post-war periods, but there were significant differences between the administrative styles and personal actions of Eisenhower and the...

Latest answer posted July 29, 2009 4:51 pm UTC

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There were many reason the US broke all the treaties with the Indians. Sometimes it was a treaty made by people who left the government, sometimes it was a loop-hole created by misunderstandings...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2008 1:07 pm UTC

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On April 2-4, 1863, the Union army was camped on the north side of the Rappahannock River. Their General, Hooker, was moving towards General Lee, who was stationed across the river at...

Latest answer posted October 17, 2009 2:08 pm UTC

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The first permanent English colony in the New World was established in Jamestown in 1607. This colony was established by single men of means who wanted to find gold and adventure. When they could...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2017 6:12 pm UTC

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The Port Huron Statement was drafted and supported by the Students for a Democratic Society in 1962. The document was primarily by Tom Hayden, who has spent a lifetime in left-wing political...

Latest answer posted April 20, 2009 4:38 am UTC

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The horse brought profound change to the lifestyle of the Plains tribes. Before the horse, the Plains tribes were less mobile. Tribes still hunted buffalo, but they used dogs to pull their tipis...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2019 6:59 am UTC

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The previous posts did a great job on identifying the social and industrial impact of the Muckrakers. I think that striving to eliminate the patronage system, or spoils system, in urban politics...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2009 3:29 pm UTC

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In attempting to answer the question, I think that a more specific war would be needed. You do a nice job with the tags, but in the text of the question, it would be very helpful to indicate which...

Latest answer posted December 6, 2009 8:50 pm UTC

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The best way for you to study chapters 6-13 in that textbook is to read the material. There is no way to assess your study habits now; however, the fact you came to this site suggests you want to...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2009 3:08 pm UTC

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The Articles of Confederation, adopted by the Continental Congress on November 15th, 1777, and ratified by all thirteen states on March 1st, 1781, described a decentralized system of governance in...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2019 6:50 am UTC

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All of this depends on the time period that one immigrated and also where one immigrated. White Protestants from England often fared the best because they already spoke the language and they were...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2019 7:59 pm UTC

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You can find some of these things at the Prentice Hall website at the following link: http://www.phschool.com/atschool/pathways/index.html

Latest answer posted June 7, 2008 5:01 am UTC

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It was at this time that the Industrial Revolution came to America. For several decades England had been growing in industrial might, but England worked hard to keep this technology from getting...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2009 9:17 am UTC

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U.S. v. Cruikshank was the major Reconstruction-era case that affected freed slaves. In Cruikshank (1875), the U.S. Supreme Court overturned the convictions of two members of a white mob that...

Latest answer posted September 25, 2008 1:44 am UTC

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The French and Indian War began with a clash between the French and colonial American militia. Of course, at this time, colonial Americans were British subjects so you could say that the clash was...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2011 11:26 pm UTC

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The major obstacle that women activists, such as the leaders of the NOW movement, sought to overcome revolved around the social stratification of women. At the time, women were socially seen as...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2009 8:37 pm UTC

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One such industry was the auto industry. The rationing days of the 1940s were over, and people looked at cars as status symbols as well as modes of transportation. The interstate system helped with...

Latest answer posted December 3, 2019 12:22 am UTC

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One of the pervasive fear of the American public leaving the 1970s was that "all was not well with America." There was a tangible feeling of chaos and that America had lost its way from...

Latest answer posted July 21, 2009 7:00 am UTC

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The Mayflower Compact was important in many aspects because of what it stood for more than for what it actually accomplished. The idea that a group of people would basically declare themselves...

Latest answer posted October 26, 2011 1:30 am UTC

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The Truman Doctrine, 1947, defined U.S. foreign policy for the next 20 years. It initiated a policy of containment for the prevention of the spread of Communism. The United States would support...

Latest answer posted June 2, 2008 8:27 am UTC

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