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Questions and answers on American history
The United States emerged from a period of isolation after the declaration of independence,
but in the years to come it faced challenges ranging from internal conflicts to external ones.
In the aftermath of these events, America was able to find strength, unity, and prosperity
through colonization and imperialism. It began as an agrarian nation that was built upon
the ideals of freedom and independence. By the end of independence, more than five
hundred million people had been brought into this country; many others had already
migrated across the Atlantic, as millions of Americans were expelled because of religious
and racial prejudice. However, the rapid migration of immigrants to other countries is what
made the United States unique and special in history. This has enabled that country to
develop and thrive despite the difficulties and challenges that faced it for centuries. There
are few historical milestones that will forever change the United States or its citizens. One
of these dates is 1788, when John Adams was sworn in as president and George
Washington became secretary of state. During these times, the government was mostly led
by one man, George Washington, who ruled his office with an iron fist. As a president he
wanted to be remembered as someone who fought for liberty, a leader who believed in
liberty and democracy and as a man he respected. But of all the presidents and secretaries
of state, only John Adams is still remembered for his role as “Father President”. He served
as the president from June 1783 until November 1789 and was also known for taking
charge of affairs that were not handled by the previous administration. In 1787, he
assumed power as president in 1800 and was then re-elected as president for another two
terms and then died later the same year. During his presidency, John Adams ruled over the
Continental Congress for America. His main goal as president, however, was to push
colonies against Great Britain so that they would declare their independence from England,
thus bringing the war back to England. While he was fighting for America, Napoleon came
to the French territory and forced the British to take control. Because of this, John Adams
started the Second Continental Congress to discuss how the colonies could break away
from Britain and become independent. Unfortunately, his main aim was achieved during
the Boston Massacre where several people were killed due to the conflict between France
and the colonies. John Adams had fought and survived and was unable to return to French
soil. So while John Adams stood, a new government was created and was known as the
American Revolution, which lasted for thirteen months till 1783. From these years,
America was at peace but did not have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of modernity.
The US began as an agricultural society, but after the revolution, it began to industrialize
and took up the manufacturing of cotton, tobacco, sugar etc. By the time it became
industrialized it was also growing strong politically. The formation of the first union
government also saw some progress. The founding father of America, Alexander Hamilton,
in August of 1817, encouraged people to create a republic, just like the one that existed in
the early days of Europe and in the US. After the Declaration of Independence, the political
class gave way to business owners and farmers. To grow this industry, there is a need to
build roads, railroads, farms and factories, thus enabling the growth of the economy of this
country. If the economy does not produce enough food the population may suffer from
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hunger. These changes caused a lot of jobs to come into existence, which was good for both
the workers and the employers as well. Through this, there has been a rise in
unemployment, which was also good for the consumers. Also, though agriculture was
responsible for 60% of the employment in this nation’s economy, the rest of it was a matter
of trade. With this trade comes great wealth, mainly in America itself. The greatest benefit
that the US gained from trade was in production where Americans produced goods that
people around the world used; this resulted in great wealth and power. The economic
growth of the past century gave birth to a huge consumer market that provided a constant
source of income for households, businesses and governments and the rich. This trend
continued beyond the last decades of the eighteenth century, when the middle class were
able to purchase luxury items such as the New York Diamond to celebrate birthdays.
However, this did not last much longer and many of these people lost their lives, leaving
behind empty pockets that they could not afford to buy anything they liked. Although trade
was the reason for the creation of wealth and the emergence of a large and powerful
economy, it was not without conflict. Trade was very dangerous for the people involved.
Due to trade, there were wars that were fought for different reasons. For example, the
Spanish Colonial War against Spain took place in the fifteenth century. Both sides suffered
greatly after the start of the war, especially after some ships sunk in Havana harbor killing
many people. It lasted for years lasting to the fifteenth century, where the Spanish attacked
India. There are many causes of this war. They were the fact that Spain is one of the most
oppressive nations in the world. Their empire is vast and stretched up to forty-five percent
of the planet, while they rule over Africa and the Middle East. It was even stated that their
main aim was to spread Christianity to Asia and to extend it up to India. Because Spain was
controlling these parts of the world, the Spanish wanted to protect them from the threat of
invasion. Another cause of the war was the slave trade, which took place in this island
society. During this time, slaves were sold mostly for labor in plantations in this country. All
of this affected this society drastically, causing lots of misery. Though there were hundreds
of reasons, all this contributed to the conflict the US was facing now.
The issue of slavery has always been there and throughout the history of this country, the
impact it has created has never changed. According to historians, the most important event
that led to the beginning of the Civil War was the annexation of Texas that occurred in
1861. The annexation of Texas had huge implications on the future of the whole country.
The annexation of Texas created chaos, as the American Civil Rights Act, which prohibited
any discrimination in employment and public facilities, was passed by congress. Slavery
had spread out and became a majority in this society; people could no longer ignore this
issue. Many states, including Missouri and North Carolina, went to war on this issue to
abolish the slave laws that were still being enforced. At times people thought that a civil
war must mean that the USA must lose. During one time they thought this would lead to
something bad happening, but it did not. Some say that the civil war ended up winning
because of Abraham Lincoln who won the election. After the civil war many issues arose.
The end of the confederacy left the Union in nothing. In addition to all the problems, many
taxes were raised, especially the one that was imposed on individuals. Taxes on farm
products, as opposed to those which were only given at a premium, were brought into
force. These taxes hurt the poor but not the wealthy. The government also came under
attack by the opposition, particularly from democrats, republican and independents who
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were opposed to the increasing taxation. This led to the passage of many bills that were
opposed to the increase in taxation. Though the Civil War ended successfully it did not
bring about the real solution to many problems; it created more. The war ended with the
defeat of Abraham Lincoln and the victory of Andrew Johnson. Abraham Lincolns, an
opponent of the bill, said that he believed that the war should be stopped. Johnson was an
original supporter of the tax which had been introduced by Abraham Pierce. When
Abraham Lincoln signed into law the bill, he said that it was not worth having in front of
Congress. Johnson said that he felt strongly that all men were equal before God. He gave in
to the pressure of the people around him and he resigned. He was replaced later on by
Abraham Pickens. Abraham Pickens died in 1867 when he was shot dead by members of
the Ku Klux Klan. Even though this war came to an end, the issues it brought were still
alive. Many people of color have died in this war and the violence which they faced has
affected them. Most people of Mexican descent have died in this country and are left with
broken hearts, as they were mistreated and killed by the government. Not only are these
lives lost but the families of those who died are also left with losses. Those who have
survived are still scarred and the trauma can never go away.
The Civil war was the end of an era that had begun almost four centuries earlier. The Civil
war ended peacefully but some people lost their lives because of the violence these battles
produced. It brought down many empires and the leaders of these empires were
assassinated; one of the kings of Scotland was murdered because of suspicion of treason by
the rebels. The war ended with the victory of Abraham Lincoln and James G. Blaine. This
ended the struggle for Independence of South and many other issues that people tried to
solve. These wars brought together two completely separate cultures whose ideologies
were entirely different. People of different races were treated differently because of this
different world they lived in.
The United States is considered to be the best developed country outside of Europe today.
Today the United States is the largest economy in the world and it is the 2nd largest in
terms of national output. Despite the many challenges of recent years, in spite of the
negative effects of a small and minority society, the United States continues to develop and
prosper. The United States remains the land of free speech, a country without a single act of
terrorism. Its history shows the beauty of liberty, an individualistic nation and a civilization
that is based upon equality and justice. With these qualities it can be argued that the United
States has continued to evolve and grow even more since the end of World War II.

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Questions and answers on American history The United States emerged from a period of isolation after the declaration of independence, but in the years to come it faced challenges ranging from internal conflicts to external ones. In the aftermath of these events, America was able to find strength, unity, and prosperity through colonization and imperialism. It began as an agrarian nation that was built upon the ideals of freedom and independence. By the end of independence, more than five hundred million people had been brought into this country; many others had already migrated across the Atlantic, as millions of Americans were expelled because of religious and racial prejudice. However, the rapid migration of immigrants to other countries is what made the United States unique and special in history. This has enabled that country to develop and thrive despite the difficulties and challenges that faced it for centuries. There are few historical milestones that will forever change the United States or its citizens. One of these dates is 1788, when John Adams was sworn in as president and George Washington became secretary of state. During these times, the government was mostly led by one man, George Washington, who ruled his office with an iron fist. As a president he wanted to be remembered as someone who fought for liberty, a leader who believed in liberty and democracy and as a man he respected. But of all the presidents and secretaries of state, only John Adams is still remembered for his role as “Father President”. He served as the president from June 1783 until November 1789 and was also known for taking charge of affairs that were not handled by the previous administration. In 1787, he assumed power as president in 1800 and was then re-elected as president for another two terms and then died later the same year. During his presidency, John Adams ruled over the Continental Congress for America. His main goal as president, however, was to push colonies against Great Britain so that they would declare their independence from England, thus bringing the war back to England. While he was fighting for America, Napoleon came to the French territory and forced the British to take control. Because of this, John Adams started the Second Continental Congress to discuss how the colonies could break away from Britain and become independent. Unfortunately, his main aim was achieved during the Boston Massacre where several people were killed due to the conflict between France and the colonies. John Adams had fought and survived and was unable to return to French soil. So while John Adams stood, a new government was created and was known as the American Revolution, which lasted for thirteen months till 1783. From these years, America was at peace but did not have the opportunity to enjoy the benefits of modernity. The US began as an agricultural society, but after the revolution, it began to industrialize and took up the manufacturing of cotton, tobacco, sugar etc. By the time it became industrialized it was also growing strong politically. The formation of the first union government also saw some progress. The founding father of America, Alexander Hamilton, in August of 1817, encouraged people to create a republic, just like the one that existed in the early days of Europe and in the US. After the Declaration of Independence, the political class gave way to business owners and farmers. To grow this industry, there is a need to build roads, railroads, farms and factories, thus enabling the growth of the economy of this country. If the economy does not produce enough food the population may suffer from hunger. These changes caused a lot of jobs to come into existence, which was good for both the workers and the employers as well. Through this, there has been a rise in unemployment, which was also good for the consumers. Also, though agriculture was responsible for 60% of the employment in this nation’s economy, the rest of it was a matter of trade. With this trade comes great wealth, mainly in America itself. The greatest benefit that the US gained from trade was in production where Americans produced goods that people around the world used; this resulted in great wealth and power. The economic growth of the past century gave birth to a huge consumer market that provided a constant source of income for households, businesses and governments and the rich. This trend continued beyond the last decades of the eighteenth century, when the middle class were able to purchase luxury items such as the New York Diamond to celebrate birthdays. However, this did not last much longer and many of these people lost their lives, leaving behind empty pockets that they could not afford to buy anything they liked. Although trade was the reason for the creation of wealth and the emergence of a large and powerful economy, it was not without conflict. Trade was very dangerous for the people involved. Due to trade, there were wars that were fought for different reasons. For example, the Spanish Colonial War against Spain took place in the fifteenth century. Both sides suffered greatly after the start of the war, especially after some ships sunk in Havana harbor killing many people. It lasted for years lasting to the fifteenth century, where the Spanish attacked India. There are many causes of this war. They were the fact that Spain is one of the most oppressive nations in the world. Their empire is vast and stretched up to forty-five percent of the planet, while they rule over Africa and the Middle East. It was even stated that their main aim was to spread Christianity to Asia and to extend it up to India. Because Spain was controlling these parts of the world, the Spanish wanted to protect them from the threat of invasion. Another cause of the war was the slave trade, which took place in this island society. During this time, slaves were sold mostly for labor in plantations in this country. All of this affected this society drastically, causing lots of misery. Though there were hundreds of reasons, all this contributed to the conflict the US was facing now. The issue of slavery has always been there and throughout the history of this country, the impact it has created has never changed. According to historians, the most important event that led to the beginning of the Civil War was the annexation of Texas that occurred in 1861. The annexation of Texas had huge implications on the future of the whole country. The annexation of Texas created chaos, as the American Civil Rights Act, which prohibited any discrimination in employment and public facilities, was passed by congress. Slavery had spread out and became a majority in this society; people could no longer ignore this issue. Many states, including Missouri and North Carolina, went to war on this issue to abolish the slave laws that were still being enforced. At times people thought that a civil war must mean that the USA must lose. During one time they thought this would lead to something bad happening, but it did not. Some say that the civil war ended up winning because of Abraham Lincoln who won the election. After the civil war many issues arose. The end of the confederacy left the Union in nothing. In addition to all the problems, many taxes were raised, especially the one that was imposed on individuals. Taxes on farm products, as opposed to those which were only given at a premium, were brought into force. These taxes hurt the poor but not the wealthy. The government also came under attack by the opposition, particularly from democrats, republican and independents who were opposed to the increasing taxation. This led to the passage of many bills that were opposed to the increase in taxation. Though the Civil War ended successfully it did not bring about the real solution to many problems; it created more. The war ended with the defeat of Abraham Lincoln and the victory of Andrew Johnson. Abraham Lincolns, an opponent of the bill, said that he believed that the war should be stopped. Johnson was an original supporter of the tax which had been introduced by Abraham Pierce. When Abraham Lincoln signed into law the bill, he said that it was not worth having in front of Congress. Johnson said that he felt strongly that all men were equal before God. He gave in to the pressure of the people around him and he resigned. He was replaced later on by Abraham Pickens. Abraham Pickens died in 1867 when he was shot dead by members of the Ku Klux Klan. Even though this war came to an end, the issues it brought were still alive. Many people of color have died in this war and the violence which they faced has affected them. Most people of Mexican descent have died in this country and are left with broken hearts, as they were mistreated and killed by the government. Not only are these lives lost but the families of those who died are also left with losses. Those who have survived are still scarred and the trauma can never go away. The Civil war was the end of an era that had begun almost four centuries earlier. The Civil war ended peacefully but some people lost their lives because of the violence these battles produced. It brought down many empires and the leaders of these empires were assassinated; one of the kings of Scotland was murdered because of suspicion of treason by the rebels. The war ended with the victory of Abraham Lincoln and James G. Blaine. This ended the struggle for Independence of South and many other issues that people tried to solve. These wars brought together two completely separate cultures whose ideologies were entirely different. People of different races were treated differently because of this different world they lived in. The United States is considered to be the best developed country outside of Europe today. Today the United States is the largest economy in the world and it is the 2nd largest in terms of national output. Despite the many challenges of recent years, in spite of the negative effects of a small and minority society, the United States continues to develop and prosper. The United States remains the land of free speech, a country without a single act of terrorism. Its history shows the beauty of liberty, an individualistic nation and a civilization that is based upon equality and justice. 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