Historical events that have shaped America

High school
Essay
Miscellaneous
Pages 5 (1255 words)
Download 0
The number of historical events that have shaped America into the country it has become today is immense. From European colonization of the Americas to the establishment of the United States Constitution, from the Louis and Clark Expedition to the Civil War, from the American Revolution to the invasion of Iraq, there are virtually countless developments throughout the history of America that have influenced its evolution into the global Superpower and economic and cultural giant it is today…

Introduction


When breaking down the essence of America in this way, it becomes possible for a few key events to float to the top of each category as being critical in the evolution of the United States. Of course, this determination is largely a matter of opinion. Nevertheless, a concrete case can be made for three major historical developments as the most essential factors shaping America. In the political realm, the Enlightenment is the first factor. In the economic realm, the Industrial Revolution is the second factor. And in the military realm, World War II is the third factor. Taken together, these three factors comprise a triad of events in whose absence the America we know today could never have possibly come into being.
The Enlightenment was arguably the most important historical event influencing the United States governmental and political system. ...
Download paper
Not exactly what you need?

Related papers

Historical events that have shaped America
When breaking down the essence of America in this way, it becomes possible for a few key events to float to the top of each category as being critical in the evolution of the United States. Of course, this determination is largely a matter of opinion. Nevertheless, a concrete case can be made for three major historical developments as the most essential factors shaping America. In the political…
Major U.S. Historical Events 1980-Present
When Ronald Reagan was inaugurated president in 1980, his term was ushered in with a wave of new conservatism. Reagan, a military hard-liner and staunch anti-communist, was able to confront the USSR and end the Cold War without precipitating a nuclear disaster. His administration enacted several initiatives that would form the basis of a multi-faceted attack on the USSR. This was accomplished by…
History of Education In America
But in this electronic society of high technology, fast communications and carbon-dating systems, education is a necessity of life, not just an employment tool or a way of achieving status. The solutions of the future will depend on the education of today's students. Teachers must be able to adapt also and know what the relationships of educational institutions are to society.…
Historical Geography of North America Journal Review
Mann's sources are recognizable experts in this arena and the article cites them prolifically. While many of Mann's points make enough logical and reasonable sense to dispel the widely held romantic version of the early settlements, the author's arguments rely on a connect-the-dots logic in the absence of a complete historical record.…
What is america
Sitting Bull, a leader of the Lakota Sioux says: "The life my people want is a life of freedom" (Foner 1999, p. 49). Ideas of freedom and liberty define America and its style of life influenced by historical events and struggle for independence. For a long time, freedom was at length granted the slaves, not as a measure of social justice, but as an act of war. Emancipation came as a more or less…
Historical Review of New Worlds For All: Indians, Europeans, and the Remaking of Early America by Colin G. Calloway
Most books today will fill out the landscape or shine light into the dark interstices of existing paradigms. A few take the reader on a journey guided by a new map. A very few provide a reader a new atlas informed by new perspectives and new information. Calloway's New Worlds for All synthesizes the recent work of ethno-historians and historians of the colonial period into a coherent and…
Review of Chiefs and Generals: Nine Men Who Shaped The American West
'Chiefs and Generals: Nine Men Who Shaped The American West' focuses on the cultures around these important men it discusses in its nine essays. The nine essays contributed to the lives of Chief Joseph of the Nez Perces, Apache Chief Victorio, Geronimo, George Armstrong Custer, George Crook, Ranald Mackenzie, Lakota Chief Red Cloud, O.O. Howard, and Nelson A. Miles.…