Category: American Studies

upon to organize in 1789. The states had been dependent on England but wanted no more of it. They had been in fact 13 independent republics, and they wanted no more of that either. No one knew how the new Constitution would work or how it would effect the freedom of the states. Washington was determined to build a real federal government for the United…

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The Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Normandy were two vital battles in World War II. Stalingrad was the site of a critical WWII Soviet victory that terminated Germany’s advance to the east. Peaceful Normandy took it’s place in history as the starting point in the triumphant march across Europe. Both these intense events were extremely significant in the outcome of the second world…

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ROBERT EDWARD LEE Son of Lighthorse Harry Lee, Robert Edward Lee was born January 19, 1807 at Stratford in Westmoreland County, VA. Following in his father’s footsteps, Lee entered West Point in 1825. He graduated second in his class in 1829, receiving a commission as second lieutenant in the engineers. By 1838, he had two brevet promotions, achieving the rank of Captain. Through his courage…

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History Reflection Coons, darkies, boys. These are just a few of the incredibly insulting names that you could hear whites calling the black slaves in any of the Southern or Northern states during the 1850Os to the 1860Os. My Grandmother was raised in Missouri in the 1930Os. She has had a lot of experience in the way that whites treated there slaves at that time….

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The Life of George WashingtonGeorge Washington was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. He served as commander-in-chief of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War, and later served as the first president of the United States. His thoughts and ideas helped mold the United States into the great country that it is today.George Washington was born on February 22, 1732…

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The total population of Georgia rose at a rapid pace between 1790 and 1830. The Cherokee had lived in Georgia for a very long period of time. They adapted to many of the American customs. They developed an alphabet, and even created a newspaper. The women wore long gowns that were made in Europe. They built roads, schools, and churches. The Cherokees also had a…

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Zachary Taylor was the twelfth president of the United States. Taylor was the first professional soldier to become President, being elected as a result of his military victories in the Mexican War. His Presidency was brief (sixteen months) and his accomplishments were few. However, he took a strong stand against the slavery question, though a southerner and a slaveholder himself. While not considered a brilliant…

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Latin America Latin America affects Florida, the Southwest and California in many ways. Three of the most obvious are food, holidays, and the people. These influences are mainly for the good though some can have negative influence as well. The food found in the Southwest is very similar to that of Latin America. Though some of the foods and restaurants aren’t exactly the same or…

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General George Washington was a Father and a leader of this country, and will never be forgotten by his people. After riding through a bad winter storm, General Washington caught a cold. His throat became infected making it difficult to breathe. On December 14, 1799, at the age of 67, George Washington died from this infection. As he wished, he was buried at Mount Vernon….

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Romulus and Remus With the beginning of any civilization there are stories that are carried through time about the creation of their nation. Rome was no different than any other. They carried their tail of how brothers quarreled over who was to receive the glory of their triumph. The United States also has followed this tradition as well with stories of our most famous founder…

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