American Experience

The period prior to the exclusion of immigrants by the US Congress was marked by wrangles between the Asian workers and their American counterparts. These fights lead to the killing of a significant number of Chinese people. An example from our reading is the Race Riot at Rock Springs in 1885 which saw 28 Chinese men loss their life, property damaged and scores injured as the Americans turned against the Chinese over what they considered as the Chinese failure to strike for higher wages. Both the class and race factor were substantial reasons for the exclusion of immigrants especially those fr ...

American Constitution

The American Revolution was one of the great events in world history. Not only did it provide the foundation for our great country, but it provided lots of inspiration to other people around the world. The idea the all men are created equal and that the ultimate good is to live in liberty and pursue your own version of happiness has slowly but surely expanded across the planet. It has done so largely through the example of the Constitution. But why was it necessary for the constitution to be created? The underlying philosophy of the constitution can be found in the Enlightenment and the many n ...

American Civil War

The American civil war ended on April 9, 1865. Since then historians have been seeking for the reasons why the north won the war and the south’s confederacy was defeated. In this essay we will examine the reasons as to why the north defeated the south in the civil war. Reasons why the north won. When the civil war broke out, the north otherwise known as the Union had several advantages than the south, or the Confederate. From manpower ratios where the north had about 22 million out of the total population of 31 million, the north had had greater amount of resources that the south did not have. ...

America in the 1950s

Introduction People are very much engaged in different activities. It is really hard to understand the exact thing that is happening in this part of the world. Everyone is quite busy doing something; you wonder if it is all about to outsmart the other person, and if so why? It appears like the second world had stolen much from the people; it is only a couple of years since the Nagasaki atomic bomb brought sanity to the world but everything has already changed over here in the United States. My diseased father would have no place in this society, it would really be hard for him to cope with the ...

America and the Great Depression

The Great Depression occurred in the United States in 1929 during the tenure of President Herbert Hoover due to the crash in the stock market. Such an issue necessitated immediate actions by Hoover and later by Franklin Roosevelt. The two presidents applied different approaches to deal with the depression. The two approaches are discussed in this paper. Herbert Hoover believed that if the businesses were left alone to operate without the government regulation, there would be an economic downturn. He applied a conservative approach and stressed voluntary efforts by the citizens rather than invo ...

Alexander the Great an Ingenious Commander

Alexander the Great was, undoubtedly, an ingenious commander who, thanks to lucky stars, inherited a throne and power of his father, Philippe II Macedon. Having created a mighty army, which consisted of heavy cavalry and pedestrian lance bearers-goplits, Philippe subordinated the whole Greece with its help. After the victory gained by Philippe in Heroney (338 B.C.) over the allied army of Athens and Thebes, the majority of the Greek city-states obeyed the Macedonian tsar who planned to conquer Persia (Iran now). The part of the army had already taken the field when Philippe was killed by murde ...

Alexander the Great

Alexander the great is a problematic historical figure since the man used to drink too much and quick to anger. At times he was too bold when leading from front this almost leads to his killing on many different occasions. He was constantly pushing forward without taking time to consolidate the earlier conquests that he has done. Individuals who have tried to follow some of these traits are hence problematic to the society. The most important thing that makes him to be the problematic history figure is the issue of him being Oedipus complex. All his deeds that influenced the world so much can ...

Al-Qaida

Al-Qaida is a world terrorist organization formed by Osama bin Laden. It’s a wave whose mission is to make jihad global and firm interpretation of sharia law. It has done several attacks on the worlds countries like USA; United Kingdom etc. different versions on the attack has been launched ever since the 9/11 attack, ranging from conspiracy theory to government information desk done by the investigation services. One may ask was it a government plan to attack its own people. Or was it a coincident. E.g. why did the building fall vertically down wards yet the plane strikes the building horizon ...

Agriculture after the Civil War

The second Epistle of Peter 2:19 contains a comment that can be applied to the United States situation in the early 1860’s, “While they promise them liberty, they themselves are the servants of corruption: for of whom a man is overcome, of the same is he brought in bondage”. The American Civil War altered the way people understood warfare, manifested a rubric for a nation-state, and created background for abolishing slave labor. Each of these outcomes carried some difficult to manage the war consequences. According to Abraham Lincoln’s idea, the nation was able to survive only as a unified sta ...

African Slave Trade

Various types of slavery before 1500 Various forms of slavery existed before 1500. Among these was the chattel slavery. In this form of slavery the slave is treated as the master’s property. In the 1500, slaves that worked in the cotton and sugarcane plantations were particularly treated in this manner. They were bought and sold as one would do with a personal property. Forced labor is another historical type of slavery in the period before 1500. In this type of slavery, the slaves were put to work for free in the farms as laborers and in homes as domestic workers but strictly under the instru ...