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The shortchanging of the minority groups by judicial misinterpretations of the Declaration of Independence in the 1800s, the Watergate scandal in the 1970s, and the assassination of John Kennedy in the 1960s are some of the most significant events that have shaped American history.
Despite the promises heralded by the new laws after the dawn of independence, it is plausible that the former slaves, their descendants and all other ethnic and racial minority populations were not accorded equal regard and treatment under the law. As if to seal the fate of the Native Americans and African Americans who continued to be subjected to oppression, the highest court in the land delivered a landmark ruling in 1886 with the assertion that State authorities had the power to separate people into different races. The major caveat here was that the separation was justified provided that the separation facilities remained equal. The apparent “separate but equal” doctrine was a clear demonstration that even though independence had arrived in the United States, people of color had to wait a bit longer to reap the fruits of this freedom. The contradiction that persisted between the existence of slavery in America and the claim that all men are equal became a subject of debate when the Declaration was first published. As one media commentator wrote, the most truly ridiculous object in nature around that time was the country’s decision to sign independent declarations with one hand “and the other brandishing whip over its affrighted slaves “(Armitage 77). Even to this day, the idea of equality and freedom remains as paramount as ever to American politics and culture. One thing remains clear; the story of equality and freedom in America remains forever unfinished. The colored populations in America can only remain hopeful that as new definitions of freedom continue to emerge in the twenty-first-century, the true meaning and intentions of the Declaration will become clear
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From inventions to celebrity to war, you name it this half century held them all. Elvis gyrated, the Beatles came and went, and There were three wars, and cures for diseases were found, along with new diseases. Transplants of human organs went from, “They can do what?” to being one of the most successful medical stories of our time.
According to the paper the events have left marks in many people’s lives; however, some of the end-results have been worthwhile. Intended goals were achieved and not everything was in vain. The aim of this paper is to take the reader through various significant events, what caused them, who caused them, how goals were achieved, and lastly how they positively and negatively affected the world.
The battle involved the union, Brigadier General Irvin McDowell and confederate Brigadier General Joseph E. Johnston and General P.G.T. Beauregard. This essay shall attempt to assess the place of the First Battle of Bull Run in the history and times of USA, and the implications of the same to the Americans.
Slavery in America began as early as in the seventeenth century, and the main reason behind this was so that the slaves would help in production of crops grown by the colonies, such as Tobacco. By the late eighteenth century, slavery had become a dominant system in the American society.
This rise for United States of America has happened through a series of events and activities that seemed to favour the country. This paper will study events that happened in United States of America since 1877, which have shaped the country, and in addition, explain the causes for these events.
The French had lost the French and Indian War (The Seven Years War) and with it their colonial presence on American soil and their prestige in all of North America. All that was left of their colonial possessions were those in Caribbean Islands; with which they were able to maintain their rich supply of sugar.
The present study focuses on a learning and understanding of why the declaration of independence was written.
In the year 1774, the Declaration of Independence was written by the thirteen States of America in response to the tyranny of the