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Veterans of the American Revolution

no easy accomplishment for these men or their families; indeed, significant psychological considerations had to be made as a means...

Karl Marx, Adam Smith, Enlightenment, Revolution, the State, and the Individual

change and much of the change had hints of individuality and liberty, although most did not demand democracy. In 1776, the famous...

Liberty, Freedom and Their Meanings According to James Madison and Gordon Woods

In 5 pages this paper contrasts and compares the meanings of liberty and freedom presented in James Madison's Federalist Paper and...

1960s to 1980d' Sexual Revolution in America

In seven pages the US sexual revolution and its impact upon American life and society are discussed. Seven sources are cited in t...

The Difficult Beginnings of America

"poor farmers challenged the new Republics monied elite" (Ehrenreich 66) and things in the United States was less than settled. In...

Reasons Behind Colonial America's Decision to Revolt Against England

Interestingly, however, although we looked to our mother country for that support, little was forthcoming. The early years of the...

New World Colonization by England

to not only stay afloat but to allocate sufficient funding for the identification and colonization of various new lands which were...

Joseph Plumb Martin's Ordinary Courage

the year 1774 arrived. The smell of war began to be pretty strong, but I was determined to have no hand in it. I felt myself to be...

An Overview of Urbanism in America

the proliferation of entertainment and leisure. Films, plays, restaurants and night clubs are a part of the landscape. After th...

Life and Work of John Adams

to love scholarship and excelled. Though John did love the church as well, he found there was far too much controversy taking p...

U.S. Wars and Artillery Uses

materiel that were used during each war. The first war to be fought by Americans, and on American soil was the American...

US Occupational Structure and Stratification

Still, certain trends never change and social class makes a difference. Historians have examined the occupational and social str...

Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis

their eyes when the Star Spangled Banner is played or the pledge of allegiance is recited. There is the visualization of those bom...

James Kirby Martin's Ordinary Courage

had completed their service for the benefit of others....

18th Century Tension Between Great Britain and France

In six pages this paper examines the tension between these countries during this time period resulting for the battle for New Worl...

Reasons Why the US Suffered a Loss in Vietnam

against the US. However, like colonial Americans, the North Vietnamese turned their superior knowledge of the terrain, into a "ho...

Rebellions and Slave Revolts

In nine pages this paper discusses the rebellions and slave revolts that occurred around the U.S. Civil War period as described in...

The Battle of Cowpens

were taken without what was now a deeply ingrained sense of restraint. Revolutionary warfare was simple and to the point....

American Revolution

to the following conclusion: "Almost at a stroke the Revolution destroyed all the earlier talk of paternal or maternal government...

George A. Rawlyk's 'The American Revolution and Nova Scotia Reconsidered'

settlements, the refusal of Washington to mount an offensive against Nova Scotia, and perhaps the religious revival, all combined ...

Second Revolution in America, the Civil War

he knew nothing of the causes for the war. Nash and Jeffrey use this to illustrate their statement that people fought on the Ameri...

1750 to 1790 Colonial America and the Adoption of 'Revolutionary Habits'

operating "mills, tanneries, blacksmith shops, forges, and other community services in connection with their plantation enterprise...

Events and Key Players of the American Revolution

colonists from making their own money. The Stamp Act placed taxation on almost all paper product goods: "all printed materials are...

1895 Farmer's View of Manifest Destiny

well as the rising tension of the competitive race between the teams from the East and the West" (Rochman, 1998, p. 908). By the ...

History of American Women

single women over the age of twenty-one and widows had the power to make contracts and hold property in her own name (22). A marri...

Gordon S. Wood's The Radicalism of the American Revolution

more democratic, liberal and capitalistic visions of the 19th century (Wood 95). With republicanism we see that such things as ine...

Women in the American Revolution

was developing. But, when her husband was taken it was very hard for her to do nothing. She constantly ended up battling with the ...

Gordon S. Wood/The American Revolution

policies enraged the colonist who saw them as encroachment on their traditionally established liberties. What the British saw as t...

Revolutions: America and France

2007). These events were The three most important events that led up to, and caused it, were "the Boston Massacre, The Boston Tea...

The Changing View of Warfare

First World War, and similarly beggared the ability of contemporaries to imagine its sweep, duration and consequences."5 For one...