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US History (General)

There are many similarities between the 1960s and the present day. Perhaps a good way to look at these commonalities is to look at the aftermath of that turbulent decade, which partly explains how...

Latest answer posted May 13, 2020, 6:27 am (UTC)

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Everyone's answer to this question will be different, but for me the three most influential changes to American society have been the civil rights movement, the women's rights movement, and the...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2020, 1:34 am (UTC)

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I would say that the difference is, in part, a matter of scope. American History tends to focus on the history of the United States, beginning largely with the colonial era and tracking forwards...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019, 4:16 pm (UTC)

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There has been slow progress made on increasing equality and the distribution of power since the end of the Civil War and Reconstruction. This has not, however, been a straightforward process. The...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2019, 1:37 pm (UTC)

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In 1949, the United States economy was coming out of a recession. It was not a very good time to find a job. The recession was not as bad as some economic prognosticators thought it might have...

Latest answer posted January 17, 2020, 3:55 am (UTC)

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Franklin formed the Junto club in 1727 in order to hold discussions on morals, philosophy, politics, and other similar issues. Franklin aimed to bring together intelligent men with different areas...

Latest answer posted September 5, 2018, 2:14 am (UTC)

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Nebraska is unique among all the other states with its unicameral legislature. However, Nebraska's legislature was not always this way. For its first seventy years as a stare, Nebraska had a...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2020, 12:44 am (UTC)

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Another, more basic, reason is that Ben Franklin founded the first true fire department in Philadelphia. So in a real way, Franklin was the first fireman. This is keeping with the how the firemen...

Latest answer posted November 20, 2008, 1:07 am (UTC)

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There are a number of ways of approaching the task of identifying two U.S. presidents from throughout American history who were similar. An easy and obvious approach would be to list either of the...

Latest answer posted July 7, 2014, 1:56 am (UTC)

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What: The Articles of Confederation, whose full name was the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union, was the first document that established a national government after the colonies asserted...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2020, 4:34 pm (UTC)

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They all influenced each other in the sense that they all happened during the Johnson administration. Johnson hoped to be known for his social programs in his War on Poverty but instead he was...

Latest answer posted December 21, 2019, 2:29 pm (UTC)

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Nostalgia about the past is before common, especially among politicians. They want to evoke well-loved historical figures to capitalize on their popularity. They also want people to look back and...

Latest answer posted August 3, 2011, 10:10 am (UTC)

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The judicial branch is the branch of government that mainly is responsible for the incorporation of the Bill of Rights. Since most issues regarding the Bill of Rights involve individual freedoms,...

Latest answer posted October 19, 2015, 11:12 am (UTC)

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In his 1898 essay "The Distant Possessions," the Scottish-born billionaire and philanthropist Andrew Carnegie sets out a case against American imperialism. The essay was written in the wake of the...

Latest answer posted December 20, 2019, 6:48 am (UTC)

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The Jonestown Massacre in 1978 focused the news media's attention on the practices of the Reverend Jim Jones and his People's Temple. Hundreds died from drinking cyanide-laced Kool-aid with Jones's...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2019, 11:23 am (UTC)

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Phyllis Wheatley was the first African American published poet, and was a slave who received a high level of education for that time. Though she died early, she made many contributions to poetry...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2019, 5:03 pm (UTC)

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I would like to say that political parties are one of the most powerful aspects of the American political system. In any major state or federal election, it is hard to get on the ballot or to...

Latest answer posted March 6, 2018, 8:24 pm (UTC)

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To be controversial, one must stir passions on both sides. The person must also, to some degree, court controversy by making decisions that a large number of people dislike. In recent history, the...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2011, 4:11 am (UTC)

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If I understand you correctly, you want to know how Enlightenment ideas in the Magna Carta and the Mayflower Compact influenced the United States Constitution. You also mention the Bill of Rights,...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2017, 5:54 pm (UTC)

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It is by no means clear that militarism is actually a good thing for the United States. There are many people, in fact, who would say that it is a bad thing. If, however, we have to assume that...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2016, 5:27 pm (UTC)

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Benjamin Franklin's "Information to Those Who Would Remove to America" was written to correct the misconceptions of Europeans who viewed the nascent United States in a certain light and to...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2019, 2:24 pm (UTC)

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Although legends have been created about Daniel Boone, he is of himself a worthy figure of history. For one thing, he was a fearless and brilliant fighter who fought in the French Indian War. When...

Latest answer posted December 24, 2013, 10:33 pm (UTC)

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It should not be surprising that British political systems influenced American ones, especially in the early part of the country's history when founders of the United States were figuring out how...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2019, 9:10 pm (UTC)

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American imperialism was closely linked to ideas of race and gender. Basically, many white Americans in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries believed that white Americans had the responsibility...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2021, 9:27 pm (UTC)

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As the authors write in chapter 15 of African-American History that the church was "integral" to "the lives of most black people." This was in part because, under the Jim Crow system, it was an...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2019, 5:44 pm (UTC)

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An important social difference between the colonies and Great Britain in the 18th Century involved notions of aristocracy and land ownership. For centuries, most land in Great Britain had been...

Latest answer posted November 12, 2019, 10:41 am (UTC)

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U.S. progress on liberty, equality and power since the time of Reconstruction following the Civil War until now is mixed. The 15th Amendment, ratified in 1870, ostensibly prohibited states from...

Latest answer posted June 11, 2020, 10:38 am (UTC)

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Aside from being one of the Founding Fathers of the USA, Benjamin Franklin was a prolific inventor and many of his inventions were based on solving real and everyday problems, as a means of making...

Latest answer posted August 13, 2016, 3:57 pm (UTC)

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There are at least three major things that this cartoon has to tell us about the politics of its time and the 1860 election in particular. First, it shows us the central impact of the Dred Scott...

Latest answer posted April 17, 2013, 3:04 pm (UTC)

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The Market Revolution changed economies all over the world. Mass production and interchangeable parts made production faster and cheaper. It also spelled the end of the livelihoods of many artisans...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2020, 8:24 pm (UTC)

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National roads and turnpikes were a popular way to send goods and mail from state to state before the Civil War. They could be traveled on foot or by wagon. They were often impassable in winter as...

Latest answer posted October 9, 2019, 2:03 am (UTC)

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If you have a textbook or some type of instructor notes that is supposed to answer this question, I really suggest looking at these elements first because the answers you obtain here might not...

Latest answer posted August 9, 2010, 4:12 pm (UTC)

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Many good answers. I'd suggest the selection/election of George Washington as our first President. He kept us from getting another "King George" and established many precedents that have served...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2012, 12:31 pm (UTC)

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Benjamin Franklin changed the United States of America in more than one way. He was an extremely influential inventor, author and politician. Many argue that he is the most important Founding...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2016, 4:58 am (UTC)

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In many ways, propaganda was one of the greatest triumphs of the first two world wars. In America and Britain, entire campaigns ensured that the populace was in agreement with the war in spite of...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2019, 10:35 pm (UTC)

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There were many important events in the British colonies in the century and a half between the founding of Jamestown and the French and Indian War. The six that are described in the other...

Latest answer posted September 10, 2019, 1:59 pm (UTC)

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Both the presidency and the federal government have changed greatly since 1980. Ronald Reagan became president in 1980. The institution of the presidency had been weakened by the unsuccessful...

Latest answer posted July 14, 2019, 6:07 pm (UTC)

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In November 1800, Congress held its first session in Washington DC, the new national capital which had not existed ten years before. The following year, Thomas Jefferson became the third President....

Latest answer posted October 7, 2019, 12:42 am (UTC)

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Not everyone would agree that the American flag is a symbol of freedom. Many Native Americans and Native Hawaiians would say that it is the flag of the people who took their lands. The...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2015, 12:43 am (UTC)

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The idea of separate spheres had to do with male and female roles. The idea of separate spheres held that men and women belonged in separate parts of society. Women were supposed to stay at home...

Latest answer posted April 10, 2012, 11:23 pm (UTC)

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You could write your paper from the perspective of technology's role in the development of the U.S. If you went that route, I would suggest: 1) factory system (Industrial Revolution), 2) the steam...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2012, 4:52 am (UTC)

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The answer to this question will depend on whom you ask because there are many different types of historians who specialize in society, politics, and the economy. The Red Scare that took place...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2020, 2:59 pm (UTC)

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I think that it is difficult to envision something on the level of colonial resistance to grab a hold of the nation and spark another revolution on that scale. In surveying the terrain at this...

Latest answer posted June 21, 2012, 6:56 am (UTC)

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One common misconception is that American settlers viewed Native Americans as primitive and Native American culture as distasteful. In fact, as Lies My Teacher Told Me by James W. Loewen points...

Latest answer posted May 30, 2019, 12:20 pm (UTC)

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Benjamin Franklin dabbled in science and tinkering for many years as a young man. He was fascinated by scientific research, and he studied it closely. He invented a stove (called the "Franklin...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2016, 7:54 pm (UTC)

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The Hudson River School was a group of painters in the United States that emerged in the mid-nineteenth century and had their heyday in the period surrounding the American Civil War. They were...

Latest answer posted December 1, 2019, 3:46 pm (UTC)

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The United States emerged as a world power, a "policeman" for the world, as it acquired interests, especially economic interests, around the world. One event that contributed to the development of...

Latest answer posted November 4, 2015, 10:51 pm (UTC)

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The automobile changed the lives of Americans in many more ways than three. When the automobile was first gaining popularity, it was a luxury item for the rich; therefore, it didn't necessarily...

Latest answer posted September 20, 2019, 12:42 pm (UTC)

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This question seems to be referring to chapter 15 of African American History, a textbook by Darlene and William Hine and Stanley Harrold. In this chapter, the authors describe the contributions...

Latest answer posted September 19, 2019, 1:30 pm (UTC)

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The Black Lives Matter movement has differed from previous civil rights movements in that it is more focused on promoting human rights than advancing any specific legislation. In this sense, it has...

Latest answer posted May 24, 2020, 8:43 pm (UTC)

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