Vietnam Blog

The Vietnam war was a difficult war to fight. We fought this war to stop the spread of communism. At first it was just a conflict but then it was a full out war. There are many reasons why we lost the war like we weren’t ready for thier way of fighting. Also we didn’t have a the support from our citizens like the other wars we had. Finally the Vietnamese were fight for thier country.
We were trying to fight a conventional war but the Vietnamese were fighting a unconventional fight. We were not ready for thier gorilla warfare. U.S soldiers didn’t know who was the enemy, they weren’t wearing uniforms. They would look like innocent people until they pull a gun out. We weren’t prepared for it, that’s a big reason why we couldn’t win the war.
When we fought WW1 and WW2 we had all of America helping to fight it. But not with this war, because of television people didn’t support the war. They even spit on the soldiers when they came back from the war. People were protesting it saying it was uncesssary and we should stop fighting it. They called soldiers baby killers and other bad this.
The Vietnamese were fighting for thier independence likes we did against the British. Our soldiers were motatvated like they were. We didn’t stand a chance against them. They would risk thier lives for thier country. We couldn’t of won this war.

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5.2 Blog

If I was President Willaim McKinley I would ask Congress to declare war on Spain. I would declare war on Spain because it would help us get raw materials and new markets. Also the poeple are conviced that Spain sunk the USS Maine and they want actchin now. We should help our neighbor countries because we are a superior country.
If help out Cuba we can take over and use thier resources. It would help out America a bunch. America is such a big counrty we use some much resources and we don’t have some resources like sugar and spices. If we do this we can become a empire.
If we do this we can help out Cuba and Cuba can help us. They are a neighbor country so it would be bad if we are on bad terms. We need to fight Spain so we can take care of our hemisphere.

Reconstruction Blog Assignment

My plan to keep the Reconstruction from failing is to first is to keep the troops in the south. Next fund the Freeman’s bureau. Then lastly limit the black codes and slowly pull out the troops from the south. If we do this then the blacks can be ecomnmicay independent and pull the south out of debt.
The first part of my plan is to keep the troops in the south. The troops are there to enforce the laws and make sure that African Americans right are not tempered with. Like keep the ku klux klan from beating African Americans so they don’t vote and pass poll taxes. Also protect African Americans form racial issues like the ku klux klan and make sure they are treated like they are free poeple.
The second part of my plan is to fund the Freeman’s bureau. If the goverment funds the Freeman’s bureau then it can protect the rights of African Americans and give them a way to be econmicaly equal with everyone else. This will help the south get out of debt and the African Americans can have normal and balance lives. Now they can have thier forty acres and a mule and have a good education. If it is not funded then African Americans can never have the chance to have normal life’s and the their rights as citizens will not be protect.
The third part and the last of my plan is to limit the black codes and slowly pull out the troops when everything is peaceful between blacks and whites. If we limit the black code then the Africans have more rights but also the south would still be happy that the African Americans have thier rights and they have thier own. Both the white and the black will be happy for the time being. Also when everyone is good then the troops being there won’t be nessicary so they will be release slowly from the south.
My plan will work better than the original reconstruction plans. The original plan fialed and they had to retire the troops from the south. Also my plan includes that African Americans have the chance to have a normal and blance life which the original plan didnt do. My plan makes everyone happy and protect the rights of every one (except Native Americans). My plan would not fail and keep the south out of debt. That why my plan will work.

Fix the Cause

I plan to stop South Carolina from seceding from the U.S is to continue with the emancipation proclamation but compensate for the slaves. If we free the slaves the south couldn’t continue with farming and their way of life but if we pay them back they could hire workers to replace the slaves. Also to sweeten the pot give the south more power in office so they would want to compromise with us.
The north would want to free the slave and the south could still have workers to work on their farmers so they could still have their way of life. If they had more power in office they would want to compromise with the north. So the north will be happy that there was no war and the south will be happy because they will have workers and more power in office. That is my plan to save this country from war.

Westward Expansion Travel Guide Project

Sights to see


The Lewis and Clark Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery Expedition, was the first American expedition to cross what is now the western portion of the United States, departing in May, 1804 from St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way westward through the continental divide to the Pacific coast. The expedition was commissioned by President Thomas Jefferson shortly after the Louisiana Purchase in 1803, consisting of a select group of U.S. Army volunteers under the command of Captain Meriwether Lewis and his close friend Second Lieutenant William Clark. The duration of their perilous journey lasted from May 1804 to September 1806. The primary objective was to explore and map the newly acquired territory, find a practical route across the Western half of the continent, and establish an American presence in this territory before Britain and other European powers tried to claim it.
The campaign’s secondary objectives were scientific and economic: to study the area’s plants, animal life, and geography, and establish trade with local Indian tribes. With maps, sketches and journals in hand, the expedition returned to St. Louis to report their findings to Jefferson.

 

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Travelers review
Clark review on the expedition: The wind hard from the N W. Mr. McCrackin a Trader Set out at 7 oClock to the fort on the Ossiniboin by him Send a letter, (incloseing a Copy of the British Ministers protection) [2] to the principal agent of the Company— at about 10 OClock the Cheifs of the Lower Village Cam and after a Short time informed us they wished they would us to call at their village & take Some Corn, that they would make peace with the Ricares they never made war against them but after the rees Killed their Chiefs they killed them like the birds, and were tired [NB: of killing them] and would Send a Chief and Some brave men to the Ricares to Smoke with that people in the evening we Set out and fell down to the lower Village where Capt. Lewis got out and continud at the Village untill after night I proceeded on & landed on the S. S. at the upper point of the 1st Timber on the Starboard Side after landing & Continuinge— 〈Some〉 all night droped down to a proper place to build [3] Capt Lewis Came down after night, and informed me he intended to return the next morning by the perticular Request of the Chiefs.

We passed the Villages on our Decent in veiw of Great numbers of the inhabitents

Lewis review on the expedition: After returning from the expedition, Lewis received a reward of 1,600 acres (6.5 km2) of land. He also initially made arrangements to publish the Corps of Discovery journals, but had difficulty completing his writing. In 1807, Jefferson appointed him governor of the Louisiana Territory; he settled in St. Louis. He died in 1809 on his journey to deliver his journals to a Washington publisher.

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Brief summary:
You would want to look at this travel guide because it explains deeply about how they explored many areas

 

Jackson and Indian removal 

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In 1814, Major General Andrew Jackson led an expedition against the Creek Indians fighting in the Battle of Horse Shoe Bend ,where Jackson’s force defeated the Creeks and destroyed their military power. He then forced upon the Indians a treaty whereby they surrendered to the United States over twenty-million acres of their traditional land—about one-half of present day Alabama and one-fifth of Georgia. Over the next decade, Jackson led the way in the Indian removal campaign, helping to negotiate nine of the eleven major treaties to remove Indians.

 

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    Travelers Review 

Andrew Jackson: I was proud to will that battle and win that land for America. Those savages didn’t stand a chance against our powerful army. That land was rightfully ours and we took it back. When William Weartherford surrendered was when the native Americans really knew their place.

 

William Weartherford: Those men stole our land and destroyed our only chance to fight back. Andrew Jackson is a murdurer  and a terrible man to steal our land and force us to sign a treaty that made us surrender our land to them. Now we are forced out of our land and we have to move to another place that they reserved for us. The worst of it all was when I faced Andrew Jackson and surrender to him. My poor people, killed and forced from their homes. 

 

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     “Why should you visit” 

The Jackson and Indian removal accomplished the United State expand to the land that they took from the native Americans. The battle was gruesome and historical because that when Jackson bet the native Americans and forced them to sign a treaty that surrender their land to the U.S. Which made them go on the Trail Of Tears which was the saddest moment for the native Amercains . It change the size of the U.S forever.

       

 

 

Mexican-American War

Sight Seeing

In the Mexican-American War the United States defeated the Republic of Mexico and acquired over five hundred thousand square miles of new territory that today comprises much of the nation’s Southwest. While the seizure of new territories provided Americans with new lands for settlement, this development also exacerbated the growing sectional conflict over the expansion of slavery. 

 

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Travelers Review 

Ulysses S. Grant: it was a gruesome war but we bet them good. Those Mexicans didn’t stand a chance against us. When they spilt American blood on our land that was it. It was time to fight back against them and clam what is ours.

 

Mexican citizen: it was terrible. Some of my friends were killed in the war and some of my family. It want fair that they fought us, they know our military was weak and we had no chance to bet them. Now we are kick out of our own land. Those Americans will always be the same. Taking land that wasn’t theirs.

 

 

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“Why should you visit”

The Mexican Revolution won the United States the state Texas. It gave the U.S new resources and showed that the U.S was strong and powerful. It forced the Spanish out of the U.S.

 

The Texas Revolution

Sight to see 

War with Mexico over what.The Texas Revolution, also known as the Texas War of Independence, was the military conflict between the government of Mexico and Texas colonists that began October 2, 1835 and resulted in the establishment of the Republic of Texas after the final battle on April 21, 1836.

In the 1820’s, Mexico wished to attract settlers to the vast, sparsely populated State of Coahuila y Texas, which consisted of the present-day Mexican State of Coahuila as well as the US State of Texas. American settlers were eager to go, as the land was plentiful and good for farming and ranching.

 

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General Sam Houston & General Stephan Austin 

We won the land but lost great men but we got the land of Texas from the Mexicans and are expanding west.

 

“Why should you visit”

The texas revolution helped America expand and get more resouces. After the war was over the north didn’t like it when texas became another slave state which brought on more problems.

 

The California Gold Rush

Sight to see

The California Gold Rush (1848–1855) began on January 24, 1848, when James W. Marshall at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California found gold. The first to hear confirmed information of the Gold Rush were the people in Oregon, the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii), and Latin America, who were the first to start flocking to the state in late 1848. All told, the news of gold brought some 300,000 people to California from the rest of the United States and abroad. Of the 300,000, approximately half arrived by sea and half came from the east overland on the California Trail and the Gila River trail.

 

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Travel review 

James W. Marshall when I found gold I was a very happy man I traveled so far to see this gold it felt good to get some.

 

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“Why should you visit”

The California Gold Rush was a moment in time when every one want to move out west and find gold. It was a huge movement almost 300,000 people moved to California.

 

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Jackson’s Euloogy

Martin Van Buren

I was grateful to be Andrew Jackson’s trusted advisor and I will truly miss him. I supported everything he done and carried some of his ideals when I became president. He really help me become the eighth president and I pushed the Democratic Party in which Andrew Jackson became the first democrat that became president. He was the champion of the common man and everyone loved him and supported him. He did have a few bad ideas but he was a good man and a great president. He was a great friend and a good supporter when I ran for president. I will miss him as a friend and a man that supported him.

1.5 Genre Project Reflection

In the project I did two representation of how the government is limited. I believe I did we’ll even through I had some difficulties but I got it done. If I could do this again I would like to make my second product be even more detailed and organized better. Also I wish I did a 3D representation of the project. I bet it would of turned out better than the one I turned in. In the future for other project I will make it 3D and hands on because that how I can really learn something so it would be cool it have a project that is hands on and that can function. This was a very interesting project to do and I learn a lot from it like time management and how to be creative to represent things in other fun ways.