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Native American vs. Puritan


Native American

Words: 489 (2 pages)

There are many similarities and differences between Native American literature and Puritan literature. Both cultures valued work to some degree. Puritan literature was written plainly to reflect their plain lives, while Native American literature was decorated with colorful expressions, reflecting wilderness life. The Puritans, unlike the Native Americans, who lived slow paced lives, tried to…

Aaron Copland : American Composer


Words: 1056 (5 pages)

Through his compositions, teachings, philanthropy, and desire to create original and inspirational music that was uniquely American, Aaron Copland became one of the most decorated and respected composers of the twentieth century. Born November 14th 1900 to Jewish immigrants from Lithuania, Copland played piano at a very young age. He took lessons in harmony and…

Hsu Hua the End of White America


Words: 1099 (5 pages)

Sarah Thompson Dr. Campbell English 101 April 22, 2013 The End of White America Hua Hsu is the author of “The End of White America’” and also teaches in the English Department at Vassar College. He’s known for writing about music, sports and culture. Many of his articles have appeared in magazines such as The…

Age of Consent in the United States


Words: 686 (3 pages)

Age of Consent My position on the age of consent is that I’m for it. I believe that the age of consent should be and always be age of 16, because once have turned 16 you should be mature enough to make your own decision on who you want to have sex with because you…

The American Indian Genocide



Words: 2827 (12 pages)

Textbooks and movies are still hiding the genocide of Native American Indian cultures, which began five centuries ago. There were many friendly and close relationships between early immigrant settlers and native peoples, but these were not the main current in their relations. U.S. history is destroyed by acts of genocide against native people, made worse…

The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager


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Jensen Martinez Professor Tracy Davis History 118 2 November 2012 Book Review # 2 The Rise and Fall of the American Teenager Teenagers are more than capable of achieving great tasks in the future as well as causing great destruction with every skill stapled in their mind as they grow. Good and evil will determine…

9/11 and America’s Soft Power


Words: 1051 (5 pages)

At the heart of the post-11 September world disintegrate several critical issues surrounding US power: its unprecedented primacy, the way in which it is exercised, and how it is perceived and received around the world. These trends will, in the longer term, constrain US hegemonic power by limiting the effectiveness of foreign and security policies….

american invovment in vietnam


Words: 871 (4 pages)

In American History, the nineteen sixties and the nineteen seventies were extremely turbulent and controversial times. Protest rights were being tested and occasionally suppressed, new moral and political values began to develop, and the Vietnam War dominated the twenty-year period. Vietnam invited many young activist people to begin a huge movement of anti-war protesting denouncing…

James Dean – America’s Greatest Actor


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James Dean may have been one of America’s greatest actors; however, due to his untimely death at a young age, his true success could never be measured. He is an icon, best known for his film, Rebel Without a Cause, in which he starred as a bad kid in Los Angeles. The other two roles…

Frank Lucas; American Gangster


Words: 670 (3 pages)

Frank Lucas; American Gangster What is the one thing every person, white or black, rich or poor, American or Hispanic, wants to have plenty of in their possession? If it’s green, flimsy paper with different values on the front then money is the answer. Whether it’s 19th Century, 20th Century, or 21st Century, people work,…

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