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  • Analysis Of The Outcasts Of Poker Flat

    An anonymous person once stated, “Good people bring out the good in other people.” Personally, I believe that truer words could never be said. This quote applies to every single aspect of life, because there are always people around us to make it true. And those in “The Outcasts of Poker Flat”, a short narrative by Bret Harte, are no exception to this form of natural law. In fact, the main idea of this exemplum was that even people who have done bad things can still have a little bit of hidden goodness inside of them, especially when they surround themselves with other good people. This is evident in the story by the way the characters such as Mother Shipton, John Oakhurst, and the Duchess change and soften their armed exteriors as the passage matures. The first character, Mother Shipton, was one of the “questionable” female personalities in the passage who we had the opportunity to see the brighter side of later in the allegory. At first glance, it was obvious to the reader that she wanted nothing to do with the rest of her expelled peers, but gradually with the presence of alleged innocent and warmhearted Tom Simpson and Piney Woods, we finally saw her reveal her most secret and guarded trait of startling sympathy and motherly affection to Mr. Oakhurst. ‘“Give em’ to the child,”’ Shipton had said as some of her last words, referring to her stash of uneaten rations she had saved primarily for Piney instead of eating. To the reader, this was highly unexpected, for she was the…

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  • Texas Rebellion Causes

    Causes that Led to Texas Independence Texas Revolution, a rebellion that took place in late 1835 and continued till early 1836 by the Texans or Tejanos, was against the Mexican government and military. Though, the roots of this rebellion took place long time ago, when Mexico achieved its independence from Spain in 1821 and when Mexico legalized immigration from the United States. Immigrants from the United States gained permission to settle in the state of “Coahuila y Tejas” (now Texas). Moses…

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  • The US Mexico: A Narrative Analysis

    where Texans outnumbered Tejanos, do to this situation, the United Statesians decided to offer them a stability if they joined their nation. Texan saw this as a great opportunity to officially separate themselves from Mexico. Manifest Destany contributed to the annexation and now Texas was part of the U.S. The U.S was getting what getting what it wanted (expansion of the western frontier), while Mexico struggles to control its own land. The U.S now shared a Texan border with Mexico. Tensions…

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  • What Caused The Mexican American War

    The War was a result of the United States Annexation of Texas. Texas was its own Republic from 1836 through 1845 after winning it war for Independence. Mexico although never recognized its independence while the United States did recognize Texas as a sovereign country in 1837 but it did decline to annex the territory. Mexico originally permitted a few hundred Americans to move into its territories of which settled in some areas of Texas and New Mexico. It was the Austin Family who originally…

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  • Spanish Colonial Texas History

    The purpose of this paper is to examine the history of Spanish Colonial Missions in Texas in order to gain a better understanding of Mission San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz. Spanish Colonial missions in Texas have a rich archaeological and ethnohistorical record that provide insight to daily lives of missions as well as the long-term processes of the Spanish government on the North American continent. The Spanish government funded mission projects in order to spread Catholicism as well as adopt the…

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  • The Advantages Of Manifest Destiny

    In the 1840’s American expanded into the western part of the United States. One of the biggest factors that lured Americans westword was the Manifest Destiny. The United States felt that they were to control the entire contient because God wanted it that way. Manifest Destiny became so wildy know that it started to appear in newspapers, debates, paintings, and advertisements. It was used to further territorial expansion in the west. Many believed that God himself blessed the growth of the United…

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  • Analysis Of Neil Foley's The White Scourge

    In The White Scourge, Neil Foley addresses how the construct of whiteness in Texas in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries affected the structure of society. Neil Foley is the Robert H. and Nancy Dedman Chair in History at Southern Methodist University. His research concerns race and civil rights in Mexico and the American Southwest. Foley structures his book chronologically, beginning with the Texas Revolution in the first chapter and ending with the 1930s and 1940s. He focuses his study…

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  • Westward Expansion In Robert Morgan's Lions Of The West

    Wars of the west. Morgan also talks about how Jefferson wasn’t the only person to push Westward Expansion to what it is today; sure some politicians and others like Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk, and Sam Houston all contributed to the push for Westward Expansion. Jackson’s push to Westward Expansion was on the Trail of Tears. The Trail of Tears was Jackson’s Indian removal policy to push the Cherokee nation east of the Mississippi River to present day Oklahoma. James K. Polk and Sam…

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  • Analysis Of Who Hates Whom: Why Do People Hate Each Other?

    Who Hates Whom: Why Do People Hate Each Other? With independence comes new rules and regulations, which not everybody agrees with wholeheartedly. When it comes to the Americas, political alignment is one of the greatest causes of conflict. Following independence from Spain in 1821, Mexico abolished slavery practices in the whole of the Mexican territory- including present-day Texas. Slaveholders in Texas rebelled against the Mexican government and won their independence in 1836 and re-legalized…

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  • Mexican American War Dbq

    From 1846-1848, the United States was engaged in an armed conflict with Mexico. The recent annexation of Texas in 1845 had already resulted in a substantial loss of territory claimed by the Mexican government. By the time the Americans had seized control of Mexico City after twenty-one months of fighting, casualties for both countries were over thirty-thousand. The war resulted in the U.S. acquisition of a majority of the modern American southwest. The U.S. expansion led to much debate over…

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