- Free Essays, Term Papers & Book Notes

American History

Here on, you can find articles, term papers and essays on the history of the ancient nations and modern life of the Americas. Just use the search bar.

5,818 Essays on American History. Documents 4,471 - 4,500

  • The Constitution Paper

    The Constitution Paper

    Running head: THE CONSTITUTION The Constitution Magalys Morales University of Phoenix Business Law 145 April 09, 2008 The Constitution The Constitution is the basic and supreme law of the land. It defines the structure of the federal government and consists on 7 articles and 27 amendments. This document creates the federal government and three branches compose it. The three branches are: the legislative branch, represented by the congress, which have the authority to make laws.

    Essay Length: 772 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Constitution: A Democratic Document?

    The Constitution: A Democratic Document?

    Upon the opening words of the Constitution, “We the People…do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America,” one must ask, who are these people? While the American Constitution provided its citizens with individual rights, many members were excluded. Elite framers manipulated the idea of a constitution in order to protect their economic interests and the interests of their fellow ‘white land and slave owning men’ by restricting the voices of women,

    Essay Length: 936 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Crash of 1929

    The Crash of 1929

    The crash of 1929 had many contributing factors, on of which was the interventions made by the American government. In the time period from 1924 to 1929 the Federal Reserve had raised the money supply by 20 percent, due to things such as the income taxes cuts promoted by Treasury secretary Andrew Mellon (Boyer 745). The growing availability and the increase in money circulation gave way to a game with stocks. The lacking of intervention

    Essay Length: 789 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 4, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Crash of 29’

    The Crash of 29’

    In 1929 an investor called Will Payne stated that it was so easy to make money on the Wall Street Stock Exchange that it was no longer a gamble. A gamble is when someone loses and someone gains, here everybody was winning. In an article titled Everybody Ought to be Rich, John Jaskob the author proposed a get rich scheme by saying that if $15 per month is invested in stocks then this money can

    Essay Length: 2,076 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Artur
  • The Creation and the Two Brothers

    The Creation and the Two Brothers

    1.1 The Creation and the Two Brothers. As evident, the modern battle between good and evil has been prominent since the world began. After reading the creation story documented by the Iroquois Indians it is easy to see that they had a fond respect for the land as well as their lives. The beginning of the story exemplifies their idea of a “god”, the chief in the Sky-World; the creator. Primitively creating the world in

    Essay Length: 354 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Creation of Night

    The Creation of Night

    There was no denying it: the thing was hideous. Though it had a roughly human shape with more or less proportioned head, neck, torso, and limbs, it was devoid of normal human features; it had a smooth, flat face with wide-set, opaque eyes, round nostrils where its nose should have been, a lipless slit of a mouth. It was fashioned naked yet had no navel, nor genitalia, and its surface was a sheen of sickly,

    Essay Length: 1,812 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Creation of the American Republic

    The Creation of the American Republic

    The Creation of the American Republic James Madison prided himself on his knowledge from books and theories. Madison was born into a class of Virginia planters. His father was the wealthiest landowner in Virginia and it was known that Madison would lead a financially secure life. This factor helped him in his pursuit of education. He gained opportunities to go to elite schools because of his status. Madison was ambitious and he graduated from the

    Essay Length: 1,175 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Tommy
  • The Cries Against Racial Injustice

    The Cries Against Racial Injustice

    THE CRIES AGAINST RACIAL INJUSTICE "Racism is a bad thing, you find it everywhere in the schools, the clubs and also in the streets." – Rasmus & Casper The belief that one race by nature stands superior to another defines racism. Racism can be traced back to the beginning of civilization and has always existed as a horrible issue in our society. Many attempts and reforms have occurred in hopes of eliminating racism and much

    Essay Length: 1,361 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • The Criminal Homicide Rate for the United States

    The Criminal Homicide Rate for the United States

    The criminal homicide rate for the United States is currently at its lowest rate during the last forty years (6.3 per 100,000 people in 1998: Bureau of Justice Statistics); yet according to the media and entertainment fields, homicide is reaching epidemic proportions. Unfortunately these fields tend to exploit the concept of homicide in American society, rather than attempting to understand and control it. No where is this more prevalent than in the study of a

    Essay Length: 5,568 Words / 23 Pages
    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Crucible

    The Crucible

    There is a controversy that John Proctor is the nobleman of the story and presented as an archetypal tragic hero. John Proctor is a farmer that lives outside the town with his wife Elizabeth. He is a good man with many good deeds but has one sin that is his biggest downfall. His admiration for Abigail Williams. Which sparks off the plot of the novel The Crucible John Proctor is a tragic hero by

    Essay Length: 745 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: regina
  • The Crucible

    The Crucible

    Lt. Governor Danforth was most responsible for the injustices of the witch trials because Danforth Could not comprehend John Proctor's moral reasoning. The most important similarity between the two is that both men are looking for the truth in the witch trials. The two are morally different in that Danforth is staunchly at the fourth stage of moral development, law and order, while Proctor transitions from stage four to stage five. The most prominent

    Essay Length: 829 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Crucible

    The Crucible

    The Crucible In Arthur Millers “The Crucible” citizens of a town called Salem are overtaken with panic due to several girls accusing people of witchcraft. That’s how it started and it ended with innocent peoples deaths. Many were to blame for the witch trials, but Abigail Williams, Reverend Parris, and Judge Danforth contributed to the hysterics the most. Abigail Williams was one of the original dancers, and was the girl who took it the farthest

    Essay Length: 546 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Crucible

    The Crucible

    This play is considered as “a study of human motivation.” But what really motivated these people to do the things they did? In a theocratic society of secrets, grudges, and lies, there was no outlet nor escape for their hidden desires or anger. The children and the court of Salem focused their anger, grudges and superstition on communion with the devil, the only thing explainable in a devout society. The townsfolk realized that the only

    Essay Length: 434 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Crucible

    The Crucible

    “She made me do it, She made Betty do it,” yells Abigail when she was accused of conjuring spirits with Tituba in The Crucible. Telling the truth is very hard for younger children, even if what they did wasn’t a big deal. Abigail blames Tituba, of conjuring spirits in the woods with her and other girls. I have had experiences like theirs were I am blamed or blamed someone else What would you do if

    Essay Length: 530 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: July
  • The Crucible – the Main Character of John Proctor

    The Crucible – the Main Character of John Proctor

    In the novel The Crucible, author Arthur Miller uses varying degrees of goodness and evil to control the flow of the story while showcasing a Puritan town's superstitions and fear of the devil to justify the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The central character in Salem is John Proctor, an outspoken, successful, and well-respected farmer who chooses to maintain a certain distance from the church. Religious at heart, this man who has sinned, openly condemns

    Essay Length: 1,314 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis took place on October 16, 1962 and lasted for thirteen days. It involved the Soviet Union and the United States. Both countries during that time were trying to get a nuclear advantage. The United States got Turkey as an ally and location for nuclear missile to be hypnotically launched on the Soviet Union. To counter act this, the Soviet Union shipped mid-range ballistic missiles to Cuba. On October 14 a U2

    Essay Length: 274 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: July
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis John F. Kennedy's greatest triumph as President of the United States came in 1962, as the world's two largest superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, edged closer and closer to nuclear war. The Soviet premier of Russia was caught arming Fidel Castro with nuclear weapons. The confrontation left the world in fear for thirteen long days, with the life of the world on the line. In 1962, Nikita Khrushchev,

    Essay Length: 2,686 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet Diplomacy and United States Aggression

    The Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet Diplomacy and United States Aggression

    The Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Diplomacy and United States Aggression The Cuban missile crisis brings to mind visions of a great triumph over the Soviet Union and the defusing of an all-out nuclear war. However, this “crisis” was not so much the product of true Soviet advances towards war as much as it was a series of misinterpretations and miscommunications between the United States and Soviet governments that culminated in excessive aggression by the U.S.

    Essay Length: 2,563 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 18-29, 1962

    The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 18-29, 1962

    On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy was informed that the Soviet Union had secret plans to build missile bases in Cuba, which is 90 miles south of Florida. Kennedy wanted to take the least dangerous approach to this problem and decided to demand from Russian Premier Nikitas Khrushchev to remove all missile bases and dangerous weapons from Cuba. Kennedy also ordered a naval blockade in Cuba to all Russian ships. In response to

    Essay Length: 370 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Culture of the Cold War

    The main purpose in “The Culture of the Cold War” by Stephen J. Whitfield is to explain the impact that the United States government’s anti-communistic efforts had on our culture. These efforts impacted music, literature, politics and even education. Whitfield seems to be questioning the loss of liberties that came from these anti-communistic. The most important information shared by Whitfield is that in an attempt to control and prevent the communism at home, the US

    Essay Length: 491 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 24, 2014 By: Erica Scott
  • The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code

    is a story about a book and the book. is very very very good. i need more words so im just going to keep on typing. do u think this is a good book? why am i writting this crap on this thing i know nothing about the da vinci code is the report i a story about a book and the book. is very very very good. i need more words so im

    Essay Length: 331 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Jon
  • The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code

    Fantasia is remarkably crafted masterpiece and is one of the most unique videos in Disney History. The intense music and intriguing animation makes this film extremely interesting. The movements of the characters are fascinatingly coordinated with the sounds of the music. As you watch the film, every act is put together to perfection. The imaginable variety of animation and mysterious music is boldly noticeable. The scenes in this film can be analyzed in many

    Essay Length: 913 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Daily Life in a Civil War Camp

    The Daily Life in a Civil War Camp

    Officers in the field lived much better than enlisted men. They generally assigned one or two officers to a tent. Since they provided their own personal gear, items varied greatly and reflected individual taste. Each junior officer was allowed one trunk of personal belongings that was carried in one of the baggage wagons. Higher-ranking officers were allowed more baggage. Unlike infantrymen, who slept and sat on whatever nature provided, officers sometimes had the luxury

    Essay Length: 642 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Dark Side of Nowhere

    The Dark Side of Nowhere

    The Dark Side of Nowhere Vocabulary words and definition 1. Disceptation--Controversy; disputation; discussion 2. Intuitive--obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation 3. Chelation--the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning 4. Resonate--To evoke a feeling of shared emotion or belief; to correspond closely or harmoniously 5. Guise--Outward appearance or aspect; semblance; false appearance; pretense 6. Contemptuously-- without respect;

    Essay Length: 799 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Day He Revelaed His Dream

    The Day He Revelaed His Dream

    ““I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal’” (King Jr.). Martin Luther King Jr. protested his dreams to the world through this famous speech on August 28, 1963. His most famous speech was called, “I Have a Dream.” The motive for him giving this speech was to protest the

    Essay Length: 261 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Day of Defeat

    The Day of Defeat

    The Day of Defeat Operation Overlord, more commonly known as D-day, took place on June sixth, 1944; though, it was not originally planned to happen when it did. In August 1943, “President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, meeting in Quebec, Casablanca, or at Yalta with Stalin, would approve or disapprove these plans. One of the first decisions to be made was the agreement to defeat Germany first and fight

    Essay Length: 1,132 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Decade of Trial and Error

    The Decade of Trial and Error

    Melissa Reyes Victor Chavez History 101 May 16, 2008 The Decade of Trial and Error Ever wonder what decade may be the finest to live in? Most would agree and say the fifties generation. The generation of no worries, conformity, providing husbands, new technology, and complete families were the fifties, and those were the days. Author Terry Anderson describes it the fifties were “The Happy Days.” In his book, The Sixties, Anderson illustrates the solid

    Essay Length: 376 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

    The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

    President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the direct cause for the end of World War II in the Pacific. The United States felt it was necessary to drop the atomic bombs on these two cities or it would suffer more casualties. Not only could the lives of many soldiers have been taken, but possibly the lives of many innocent Americans. The United States will always

    Essay Length: 903 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Kevin
  • The Decision to Drop the Bomb

    The Decision to Drop the Bomb

    The Decision to Drop the Bomb The decision made by the United States to develop and deploy the first nuclear bombs on the Japanese mainland in 1945 has been one of the most hotly debated issues of the latter part of the twentieth century. But to fully understand the situation, one needs to look back several years to the beginning of World War II. During the 1930’s some European countries began to reject democracy and

    Essay Length: 2,836 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence was an article that addresses the world that America is not under the authority of the British anymore and is now a free state. They state that the king was using his authority for his personal gain and he was mistreating the citizen of America. Most of the article talks about what exactly the king did to mistreat his power. In the article they state how they

    Essay Length: 318 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
Advanced Search