Native Americans Research Paper

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A few years ago, I was invited out to the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation, located in southeastern Arizona. It was during this visit that I was first exposed to the harsh reality of what the American Indians endured by the Whites (Americans/Europeans). After reviewing Lesson 1, it became obvious to me that much of the atrocities against the Indians and their history were never taught in elementary school. The general belief amongst the whites is that the Indians were a group of uncivilized savages. After the arrival of Christopher Columbus, the American Indians were exposed to diseases brought in by the Europeans. if the diseases didn’t practically finish off with the American Indians, the whites were surely
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The colonies were prosperous and felt part of the British Empire. However, within three short years, the relationship went sour. The major reason for their discontent was that Britain heavily taxed the colonies as well as ignored the colonies’ grievances against them. After the first list of grievances was ignored, a second list was attempted and eventually also ignored by Britain. When the second list was ignored, the colonists decided to rebel and declare their independence. Five people were appointed to write the Declaration of Independence which established the United States as a nation. Even though five people were appointed, Thomas Jefferson was the main writer of the Declaration of Independence. Shortly thereafter, on July 2, 1776, the colonies declared their independence from England. On July 4, 1776, the 56 delegates officially signed the Declaration of Independence, declaring them as new nation, the United States of America. The main purpose of the declaration was not only to announce the colonies as being separate from England, the declaration also outlined the principles that were the foundation for declaring independence. Apart from the many benefits the Declaration of Independence has provided, I believe the intent of the declaration can be summed up in the idea of wanting "life, liberty, and the pursuit of …show more content…
President Washington took the oath of office in New York on April 30, 1789 and served as the President of the United States through 1797. President is said to have played an essential part in shaping the role and function of the President of the United States. During the war between France and England, Washington remained neutral from supporting either side. Jefferson was pro France and Hamilton who was pro Britain. As the result of a disagreement between Washington and Thomas Jefferson regarding the support of France, a two party political system was created. Washington’s goal was to remain at peace with both countries. During his presidency, the Bill of Rights was ratified which provided many liberties such as freedom of speech, the right to a trial by jury, and the right to bear arms. After serving eight years as President of the United States, Washington grew tired of all the political battles. Therefore, Washington declined to run for a third term and chose to retire to Mount Vernon. Two years shortly after his retirement, Washington spent most of his life fighting several illnesses and eventually died from a throat infection. died Washington died at such a young age and when we think of a president dying only two years after term it seems very unreal. He died of a throat infection but it is said that he was a very sick man and had many illnesses all of his

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