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In the Encyclopedia Smithsonian, Roosevelt is labeled as the “Icon of the American Century,” right after the war against Spain in Cuba, he was chosen to be a governor in 1898 and as a vice president in 1900 (National Portrait Gallery). He strived to be the person anyone wants to be despite the tragedies that he have undergone – the death of his mother and wife. With the assassination of President McKinley, Roosevelt’s fate has been decided, he became the youngest US president at that time. He made sure to make the government be of service with the people – he made sure that despite the growing inequalities, President Roosevelt normalized huge businesses’ trusts to create fair competition and he also closely watched the railroads, labor and processed food industry (National Portrait Gallery). He also did everything he could to maintain the status of USA in world affairs and leadership. As a president, he was characterized as progressive and modern, he also believed that it was his duty as president to lead the initiatives that will be beneficial to them and to the welfare of their country. He was also one of the few president who used their executive powers in the same level of the other branches of the government and he believe that the powers of the president should also be put under limitations and restrictions (National Portrait Gallery).
Roosevelt is only one of the many that can be called an American hero. There is Jane Addams who was a social reformer who led the international initiatives to intervene between the countries who are going against one another in World War I, and Charlotte Perkins Gilman who was a feminist author who reasoned out that women should be capable of participating actively in the realm of politics and that women should be economically independent – all of these were written in “Women and
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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.
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 foreign policy in the 19th century.
Over time, countries allover Europe made mutual defense treaties that would pull them on battle. Thus, when one nation got attacked, allied nations remained bound to support them. Before WW1, the following alliances