How did containment shape American actions abroad for almost half a century?
In 1947 the United States and Soviet Union were officially at odds with one another. Both disagreed on ideas on how to handle Europe. This eventually led to a standoff between United States and Soviet Union but it was on...
The Cold War:
at Home and
LESSONS IN US HISTORY
By Eileen Luhr, Department of History, The University of California, Irvine
Teacher Consultant, Chuck Lawhon, Century High School, Santa Ana
The End of the American Era
By Stephen M. Walt
...he United States has been the
dominant world power since 1945,
and U.S. leaders have long sought
to preserve that privileged position. They
understood, as did most Americans, that
primacy brought important benefits. It
made other states less likely...
The Creation of the American Century
When did the century start?
Myths of American hegemony
Lessons from history
Challengers and Relative Decline
The Rise of China...
during the fifties also steadily rose. Most people expected to own a car and a house, and believed that life for their children would be even better.
Americans during the 1950s were on the move. The population was shifting from the country to the city, then to the suburbs. More people moved from the Northeast...
relations with allies, economic assistance, and cultural exchanges.” He argued that this would result in “a more favourable public opinion and credibility abroad.” By engaging both forms of power, hard and soft, one is then employing ‘smart power’. Another term defined by Joseph Nye, it was endorsed by Hilary...
African Writers Portrayal of Slavery
When they think of the Civil War, we think of slavery, the Constitution, and African Americans. As stated by Frederick Douglass, 4 July is a, “celebration of the gross injustice and cruelty to which he is the constant victim“. (Douglass, 134)...
Summary American Civilization
Chapter 1 The American context
Several historical features (e.g. war of independence from Britain 1775-83) have created 3 major cultures in the USA:
1. Ethnic culture (centred on Native-American civilizations, European colonial settlement, African-American slavery...
Lippmann once wrote, "'what with the almost numberless shapes assumed by an object...What with our insensitiveness and inattention, things scarcely would have for us features and outlines so determined and clear that we could recall them at will, but for the stereotyped shapes art has lent them.' The truth...
known as the United States War of Independence, was an uprising by which 13 of Britain's colonies gained political independence. By the middle 18th century, differences in life, thought, and economic interests began to grow between the colonies and Britain, the mother country. This was followed by many...
US policy of ‘Containment’ a success or a failure?
It was in a speech made by the 33rd President of the United States of America, Harry Truman in which he announced a policy that would undoubtedly shape the way his nation would be looked at for much of the century (or at least the half of it that remained)...
coming ХХI century are the epoch of embodiment of the so-called "American idea". One of the superpowers-the USSR suffered a crushing defeat in the confrontation with American values, the bipolar structure of the world order was destroyed, leaving the modern society with a lot of questions: how will the...
To what extent did the policies of Sergei Witte address the problems facing Russia at the end of the nineteenth century?
Russia faced many problems at the end of the nineteenth century. Under Minister of Finance Ivan Vyshnegradskii there had been famine because of high taxes on consumer goods which...
TEACHING THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
A Guide for Instructors
THE AMERICAN PEOPLE
Creating a Nation and a Society
New York Boston San Francisco
London Toronto Sydney Tokyo Singapore Madrid
An American Tragedy: The Global Description
Clyde, 21 years of age, is a son of street preachers in Kansas City. Their family lives in a mission house and every night, together with his parents and siblings, they will sing hymns of praise in the broad, hushed streets of their county. Their life...
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The American Civil War, also known as the War Between the States, or simply the Civil War in the United States, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 in the United States of America after seven Southern slave states declared their secession and formed the Confederate States of America . The states...
North America than did religious concerns. Assess the validity of this statement with specific reference to economic and religious concerns. (90)
2. For the period before 1750, analyze the ways in which Britain’s policy of salutary neglect influenced the development of American society as illustrated...
the 21th century: through the 2013 affair of Snowden Disclosure.
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The research focuses on the development of the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Russia since the 21st century, through...
An Overview of American Business History
By Steven L. Rosen
Part I. The Rise of the Corporation in the 19th Century
The railroad industry was the key to economic growth in the 19th century.
Before the Civil War, most businesses in America were small, independently...
The Evolution of American Women's Fashion
Throughout the centuries fashion has changed in almost everything except its name. What started off as a special preserve of the privileged few has become an area in which all people can enjoy no matter what their status is. The old time consuming traditions...
HIST 1302 Writing Assignment #2- The American Experience
In the last half of the nineteenth century, America was continuously changing as more people added to the population. America’s society and culture grew diverse as time passed. People of all ethnicities focused on being accepted, not just as...
Global Capitalism and American Empire
Leo Panitch & Sam Gindin ‘American imperialism… has been made plausible and attractive in part by the insistence that it is not imperialistic.’ Harold Innis, 19481 I The American empire is no longer concealed. In March 1999, the cover of the New York Times Magazine...
Women in American History
28 November 2012
Women in American History: Consider the Latinas
“And now we have to beg for what we had the right to demand.”
Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burtonp describes the lives of mostly all women in American History in one simple sentence...
WHY AMERICAN HISTORY IS NOT WHAT THEY SAY : AN INTRODUCTION TO REVISIONISM
also by jeff riggenbach
In Praise of Decadence
WHY AMERICAN HISTORY IS NOT WHAT THEY SAY : AN INTRODUCTION TO REVISIONISM
Ludwig von Mises Institute, 518 West Magnolia Avenue, Auburn, Alabama 36832;...
American Families and the Nostalgia Trap” (1993)
The period from the late 1970s until the early 1990s was one of sharp economic setbacks in a series of regions and industries, followed by economic and cultural "recoveries" that excluded many Americans and left even the "winners' feeling anxious and...
Causes of the American Revolution
The new revolutionary thought that spread across Europe during the eighteenth-century, named the Enlightenment, had a critical impact on the thoughts of colonial leaders and the colonists themselves during the preluding years of the American Revolution. The...
Clash of Civilizations: Conflicts of the Twentieth Century
International conflict in the 20th century was a new breed. The first conflicts featured soldiers on bikes and horses, while the latest use rockets and nuclear weapons. Advancements in transportation and communication in the early 1900s began...
Topic: The Cold War
Research Question: The fall of the mutually friendly American Soviet relations was most significantly caused by the Soviet Union expanding it borders, violating its allied agreements, and imposing communist governments on its neighboring nations.
Command Term: Analyze and Explain
Its Fall and Rise of the Twentieth Century
By Jeffry A. Frieden
A Review and Analysis
Business and Government Interface
October 2nd, 2006
Many economists, business and political leaders believe the era of globalization has arrived and that we have little...