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The temperance movement was a culmination of growing religious and moral sentiments in the North. The main goal of the temperance movement according to Blocker, Tyrrell and Fahey was “to define and control alcohol consumption” (40). During the colonial era drinking was socially acceptable but in the nineteenth century it was found to be no longer respectable as it viewed as the cause of social evils. Alcoholism was often associated with evils such as domestic violence, poverty, crime, prostitution and poor health and as such needed to be regulated. The aim was not to ban drinking and eliminate the production of alcohol but to moderate its use as it was affecting the economic development. Later in the nineteenth century, the movement advocated for abstinence from drinking alcoholic beverages and this goal was achieved in 1920 when “manufacture, sale and transport of alcoholic beverages in the US and its possessions” was prohibited nationwide through the eighteenth Amendment to the US constitution (Blocker et al. 42). The first national organization responsible for temperance efforts was the American Temperance Society (ATS) founded in 1826. Women also played a great role in pushing for temperance reforms as they had moral influence. They did this through Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) formed in 1874. Another organization that played crucial role in pushing for legislative agenda was the Anti-Saloon League of America (ASLA). It saw the passing of eighteenth Amendment although it was repealed in 1833.
The Educational Reform movement was also prominent during this period. Education was viewed as the cause and solution of many problems in the society hence it was geared to solving current problems of each epoch. Reformers like John Dewey believed that the society could only be reformed through education reforms (Horn 42). According to Berube (99) and Horn (41-55) there were
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This book was created by Conlin, a professor who teaches American history in American colleges, in the year 2009 and revised up to eight times (Conlin, 2010). It attempts to explain the theses statement by providing several details concerning the country’s early history.
Though the war was very extensive and deadly, its cause has never been fully established. Some people attribute it to slavery while others argue that it was necessitated by the economic differences between the North and the South, political factors especially the election of Abraham Lincoln in 1861 and a series of government policies at the time.
The signing of a peace treaty in September of 1783 in Paris successfully saw the successful conclusion of the American Revolution. The treaty served to confirm the state of complete separation of the new nation from the British Empire, which led to the United States assuming possession of most of the territories on the eastern side of River Mississippi and the southern side of the Great Lakes.
Indians first settled in America between 15, 000 and 40000 years ago even before the glaciers melted and submerged the land bridge between Asia and North America. Indians greatly depended on land as a valuable source of their food as well as hunting and fishing.
It was served as the first constitution. Government of the United States of America achieved several significant aspects under the articles of the confederation. On the other hand, there were several failures of government under this article of confederation.
In the Pacific, it was Commodore George Dewey who took the president’s orders as they sailed onto Philippines from Hong Kong to capture the whole of the Spanish fleet in Manila Bay. With their victory, the country named Commodore George
Later, in the nineteenth century, after their discourse against British Imperialism, can the second wave of American Imperialism, which moved beyond the boundaries of their land to overtake other countries.
The Monroe Doctrine formed the basis of the American