Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie John Mack Faragher’s book, Sugar Creek: Life on the Illinois Prairie, was written in 1986. The book brings a great picture about the lives of people who lived in Illinois in 1800s. In it, Faragher examined the development of the Sugar Creek area of Sangamon County, Illinois from 1817 through the 1880s. Faragher began his project on Sugar Creek in order to understand more about early nineteenth-century Americans who lived in the Midwest and the change of life of people in the particular area of the Illinois Prairie. As Professor Don H.Doyle says on the book that: “This is the story of birth and development of a rural American community, from its origins at the turn of the nineteenth century to the years that followed the Civil War.
Carolyn Pennycuff History 1301-164 Hollitz 8: Turner Essay March 29, 2014 Grand Theory and History: Democracy and the Frontier How do the experiences of specific groups of people, as reflected in the primary sources, support or modify Turner’s view of western settlement? Does Turner’s thesis reflect a mythic view of the West or real experiences? According to Frederick Jackson Turner’s thesis on The Significance of the Frontier in American History, he believed that the nation was shaped due to the American frontier and their pioneering ideals. Their ambitions, determinations, hopes, and dreams made a huge impact on civilization. The frontier definitely moved at a different pace since they had horses and canoes versus cars, ships, planes, etc.
The Pueblo Revolt of 1680 by Andrew L. Knaut The Pueblo Revolt of 1680, and the events anticipating and succeeding the revolt, is immensely significant to the colonial heritage of New Mexico, according to historian Andrew L. Knaut. As expressed in his work on the Revolt of 1680, Knaut vows to reconstruct the narrative of the Native Americans and Spanish settlers living in the Northern Territory of the Spanish empire with accuracy and clarity. However, Knaut’s interpretation of the events that took place in 17th century New Mexico challenge the prevailing understanding of Spanish colonialism in the Southwest. The popular view expresses a symbiotic relationship between a superior Spanish colony and an inferior Pueblo population that perpetuated the existence of European colonization, only until famine, disease, failing security measures, and harsh persecutions of native traditions sparked a Pueblo revolt in 1680. However, in The Pueblo Revolt of 1680, Knaut argues that resistance to Spanish oppression permeated Pueblo societies throughout the 17th century, the reasons for revolt are far more complex than the prevailing interpretations, and that the Hispanic colonial community also experienced divisiveness and change during this period.
During the late part of the 15th century Christopher Columbus took a voyage from Europe to find a new passage way to Asia. Instead he discovered the Americas, and thus allowing the world to start a new chapter in history. The Colombian Exchange was the exchange of goods between the Americas and Europe. Some of the goods Europeans brought from Europe were gold, sheep, and horses. The animals brought to the New World provided transportation, labor and food.
In addition to this, they brought new crops which allowed a European diet to diffuse through the lands. Culturally, the Columbian exchange mixed and match European cultures with American to create new societies. For example, European diet was implemented throughout the lands. The Columbian Exchange involved interaction between the Americas and the Afro-Eurasian regions. 3) Peninsulares Peninsulares involved early individuals that were from Spain but then traveled and placed a living in America around the 1500s.
In 1804, two men, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark were sent out by President Thomas Jefferson to explore the land of the Louisiana Purchase. The two men were to determine if the new territory actually had something that could contribute to America, or if there was nothing new or of importance. They were told to study the plant life, animals, and the geography of the region, to map out the borders of the land. In addition, they were to discover if the area had any natural resources which could make the land beneficial to the economy. What they discovered in the Louisiana Purchase was massive; numerous Indian tribes, plant and animal species, and the Rocky Mountains.
1) Why analyze the Evolution of the American welfare state? We have to analyze how americans have responded to different social problems that include homelessness, poverty, malnutrition, mental and physical illness, disrupted families, orphaned or abused children, violence and discrimination. After analyzing the evolution, it allows changes to be made. 2) The gradual evolution of the American welfare State - 17-18th centuries: American colonists brought from Europe a cultural inheritance that influenced the early development of the American welfare policy. ( Protestant reformation and enlightenment) - First half of 19th century: the social welfare institutions were consonant with the realities of an agricultural, dispersed and entrepreneurial
The Diné: The People Elisabeth Vestal ANT 101 Dr. Geoff Wood July 1, 2013 The Diné: The People The Navajo are a pastoralist society living in western areas of North America. Their culture was changed when the Spaniards came to America. Their culture was influenced by the Pueblos. Additional changes came when America went to war. Through the different influences on the culture and lives of the Navajo they have continued to grow and influence other cultures.
Christopher Columbus was a navigator, colonizer, and explorer whose voyages across the Atlantic Ocean led to general European awareness of the American continents in the Western Hemisphere. His historical findings changed our scientific understanding of the natural world. We acknowledge the spherical Earth, the use of the trade winds, and new plant and animal life he introduced to the “New World.” During his lifetime, Columbus led a total of four expeditions to the New World discovering many of the Caribbean islands, the Gulf of Mexico, and the South and Central America main lands. On October 12, 1492, after a thirty-three-day voyage from the Canary Islands, Columbus landed in San Salvador in the eastern Bahamas. He thought San Salvador was