Homestead Act and the Dawes Act Dawes proposed the Dawes Act because he wanted to help the American settlers in the East to develop the United States in the west. Basically, they wanted to divide up Native American land and sell it to make a profit since they had so much land that everyone can spread out evenly. He was successful in developing the nation westward but the Native Americans weren’t too happy about it. The retaliated knowing their land was being taken from them and they were being out in these reservations where the soil wasn’t rich and there was no water or life around. Just themselves and the tools they needed to survive.
The anniversary of the day, October 12, 1492, when Christopher Columbus landed in the San Salvador Islands is celebrated by many countries in the Americas. Columbus’ landing was not the very first in the Americas, but he was the first European to claim land for a European nation. Many people celebrate and praise the day as the beginning of a culture, but some are violently opposed to celebrating this man, who, to them, began a culture which continues to display many evils. In my opinion, although Columbus who brought home slaves himself, and treated natives brutally if they could not find gold for him, did not set a good example for settlers coming after him, such a huge transgression cannot be blamed on one man, when hundreds of men after him did not put a stop to these evils. “Columbus is responsible for the murder of millions of indigenous people,” says osia.org.
Now this story may seem like someone who’s failed completely, and was just another crazy person dong something ridiculous in a lost cause, but John Brown wasn’t a complete failure. In fact John Brown’s actions turned out to be a success in the bigger picture because he shook up the foundation of slavery that was so deeply planted in America. He got people thinking that maybe black slaves did deserve to be free and that slavery was morally wrong (Source B). Not only that, but he was one of the few that took action against something he felt was wrong (source A). To me I think this is a huge success during this time period and it let people know that its ok to try and change something that is wrong.
He also stated that once we took them over, we could then educate them. He essentially wanted to do the country a right by taking control and politically righting a wrong. The second cause of Imperialism in the 19th and 20th centuries were the economic forces involved. For example, in America, people were producing goods faster than people could end up using, creating an excessive surplus. They thought of the idea of taking over countries and placing trading posts everywhere to help get rid of this surplus (Document 2).
Halliday confirms this realization as Wade is being awarded, “I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn’t know how to connect with the people there…Right up until I knew it was ending. Because reality is real” (364). The only reason why Wade wanted to win before was to gain power and money so he could escape the harsh reality many poor people faced. He learned from Art3mis, Shoto, Aech, Og, and Daito that life is more important than refuge from harsh reality.
16, A People’s History Of the United States) Wealth and fortune was measured by the amount of land a white man had ; therefore, acquiring land by exerting power with lies and deception was the goal of any settler who wanted to be perceived as a prosperous wealthy man. If whole civilizations of people had to die in order for their goal to be accomplished, than so be it. In addition to taking land was the idea of race and slavery. Although the wealthy white elite believed that they were chosen people, destined to dominate others and felt they were much smarter and far more superior than Indians, they were frustrated at their ineptitude to take care of themselves in the new lands, like the Indians were able to do. They understood that in order to survive and continue to expand their wealth, black slaves were the answer.
Alexander the Great By Leandro Baque Have you ever wondered how one person can be able to obtain so much power that they became almost unstoppable? Have you ever stopped to look around and see how things today are similar to times past? We can thank Alexander the Great for his many ideas in this modern time. Alexander the Great traveled the world and enforced his ideas and culture to the lands far behind the eye can see. Though, many despised him, one wouldn’t follow to share in his greatness.
Everyone has their own understanding of the American Dream, the dream of materialistic success, but in the end, the American Dream is only defined as the desire to start and thrive in a completely new life, usually by moving west. Fitzgerald in The Great Gatsby represents the implications of this on the people and the decay of it through Gatsby, George and Nick. What Gatsby claims as his own history is much far from the reality in his younger days. Born from poor farmers, he could only dream of becoming rich, and thus his American Dream is a pure desire for success, as shown through his “Book of Resolves.” He attends college but is not able to fund for it and leaves for the army. This is how he meets Daisy, a figure that symbolises all he
They had to go through a lot to get to America and when they actually got here, they were treated like trash. Little did America know that they would be the reason why things operated and it may have actually been a good thing that they came. They did take jobs away from Americans, but they brought ideas and made things run a little bit better. They came to help their families and have a better life like most other immigrants and that’s what America provided. I never knew how much of an impact this immigration stage had on America itself today.
DEVELOPMENT II By creating his own identity, Gatsby was a self made man. He became what he wanted to be, and achieved this by himself. He succeeded in changing the course of his life; being born into poverty, he forged his way to wealth and prosperity. It seems like creating one’s own identity is a wonderful thing, however at what cost does this new identity come? Although one can change one’s lot in life by moving to better locations, this comes at the cost of cutting the ties with one’s roots.