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    Homework is a topic that has, in some way, affected all people in the United States. Throughout generations the amount of homework has fluctuated, depending on the time and state of the United States. From the 1900’s to almost the 1950’s there was little to no homework assigned to students. But, after Sputnik’s launch in 1957, the American’s competitive nature resulted in more teachers assigning homework in order for students to become “smarter” and ultimately win the Cold War. This trend generally continued and again spiked up in the 1980’s. In 1983 the release of “A Nation at Risk” caused the amounts of homework again to peak. As schooling and homework have changed throughout history, so has the family dynamic and the health of students.…

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    Racism in the United States dating as far back as the 1800s, we are still dealing with racism in our world today. Some of the most recent stories in the news that are about racism are the police shooting Trayvon Martin, the Oklahoma university fraternity saying a racial phrase, and many other police related racism scandals. One of the most well known racist groups in america is the Ku Klux Klan, they had three main Ku Klux Klan groups the first happened in the late 1860s.(Spartacus Educational,…

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    1. In A People’s History of the United States chapters 1-8 by Howard Zinn. He writes about historic key points in which some history recollections doesn’t truly paint the truth of what happened, why it happened, and how we look at it now with newer, more open minded hindsight. Some of the most important points that Zinn brings to light in his book is that history is never truly written until after the fact and that fact is, history is written by those who deem it fit. With a vision that can at…

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    Throughout history, many European countries formed colonies in the Americas. The most well-known countries were, Spain, England, and France, who all claimed land and worked to serve the mother country. However, they encountered many problems such as; a lack of knowledge of the land, unknown food sources, and, the Native Americans. The two books, A People’s History of the United States, by Howard Zinn, and, A Patriot’s History of the United States, by Larry Schweikart, discussed different view…

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    A People’s History of The United States by Howard Zinn is a book meant to show history in a way it is not usually presented. He cuts out the sugar coating of modern textbooks and aims to show flaws in the traditional tellings of history. In the end, Howard Zinn managed to tell history in a more negative light, but he uses bias and the same techniques he criticizes. Howard Zinn goes through history in order to break down everything that happens in America from the time Columbus arrives to the…

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    Before 1920, women of all ethnicities did not possess the right to vote inside the United States. A female movement group known as the Women’s Suffrage was created to help push for women to gain the right to vote during the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Surprisingly white women’s voting rights were equal to black women’s voting rights. It was not until the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920 that women of the United States were granted the privilege to vote. Once the 19th Amendment…

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    A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn conveys history as told in the preceptive of slaves, revolutionaries,women, and lower class men. It starts with Christopher Columbus finding the Caribbean and ends with the 2000 and terrorism. A People’s History of the United States starts by talking about Christopher Columbus arriving at the Caribbean and meeting the native people,the Arawak.Often portrayed as an enlightened leader and a friend,Zinn portrayed him as conquerers who only…

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    The Civil War was a defining moment in United States history. The issue that led to the disruption of the union was the debate over the future of slavery. The controversy led to secession, and secession brought about a war in which the Northern and Western states and territories fought to save the Union, and the South fought to establish Southern independence as a new confederation of states under its own formation. When the southern states decided to break away, or seceded, they made their…

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    The Articles of the Confederation was a turning point in United States history. Delegates had a meeting to discuss the Articles of Confederation since the state constitutions were drafted. They were then sent to the states for ratification after the state constitutions were drafted, Virginia was the first to validate the Articles. The Articles of Confederation made sure the United States wasn 't known as a nation but instead a league of friendship. The Articles had many key features making it…

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    A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, starts off in 1492 with the landing of Columbus in the Americas. Zinn describes that he wants to make an account of American history from the side that is not usually told. Zinn wants to show the side of history that isn 't so heroic as some of the books show it to be. With that in mind, chapter one starts off with the native americans and what happened to them because of European expansion. This starts with the arrival of Christopher…

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