Central to america's foreign policy in the post-war period was the containment of the soviet union and communism during the cold war, the united states and its allies competed with the soviet union and its allies militarily, economically, and ideologically. The american (and now international) outlaw motorcycle group, the infamous hell's angels, was founded just after the war in 1948, fueled by inexpensive surplus motorcycles and combat veterans looking to recapture some of the intense experiences the'd had during the war. The most difficult task confronting many southerners during reconstruction was devising a new system of labor to replace the shattered world of slavery the economic lives of planters, former slaves, and nonslaveholding whites, were transformed after the civil war. As a nation, the united states was still primarily agricultural in the years before, during and immediately after the civil war about three-quarters of the population lived in rural areas, including farms and small towns.
The students are looking at the differences in how the british/loyalists and the patriots saw the actions of great britain between the french and indian war and the american revolution and how each side portrayed the other to promote their own point of view. Therefore, in a mexican view point, the war was not a result of greed or arrogance but a consequence to defend mexico's territory from us invasion and thus, the mexicans would call this war as the us war against mexico. Others called it the american war, but i saw it as a civil war between the north and south of vietnam america only took part in this war to support the south to fight communism, he said.
America's official military involvement in the vietnam war lasted from 1965 to 1975, 10 long years prior to american involvement in the region vietnam was a french colonial territory the vietnamese people were generally oppressed under french rule both prior to wwii and after. The union victory in the civil war in 1865 may have given some 4 million slaves their freedom, but the process of rebuilding the south during the reconstruction period (1865-1877) introduced a new set of significant challenges. Drugs and alcohol played a major role in the lives of the american soldiers during the vietnam war in the beginning of the war, marijuana was the main drug of choice however, news that american soldiers were using drugs came back to the us, which resulted in immediate action by the military to suppress drugs, especially marijuana. By awet amedechiel the majority of colonial women made small, but vital contributions to the revolutionary war effort betsy ross' mythical creation of the first flag of the united states is the most famous female achievement of the revolutionary era, but it is only one example of the many stories of women making a difference during and after the war. The american revolution changed america, because it led to the establishment of an independent nation in addition, after the american revolution began, several important documents were drafted, such as the declaration of independence and the constitution.
The distinct differences in the political systems of the two countries often prevented them from reaching a mutual understanding on key policy issues and even, as in the case of the cuban missile crisis, brought them to the brink of war. Separation of church and state has long been viewed as a cornerstone of american democracy at the same time, the concept has remained highly controversial in the popular culture and law much of the debate over the application and meaning of the phrase focuses on its historical antecedents. Urban life in america, 1865-1920 horatio alger, ragged dick, or, street life in new york, 1868 (ch 2) dick had scarcely been served when he espied a boy about his own size standing at the door. Voice one: the making of a nation -- a program in special english by the voice of america (music) world war two ended finally in the summer of nineteen forty-five. America's lifestyle would have been more laid back, due to the freedoms they had (they were a democracy), whereas russia would have been less enjoyable, as they would have felt like they were owned by the one-state government (a dictatorship) and scared of the secret police force.
During world war ii, the two countries were briefly allies at the end of the war, the first signs of post-war mistrust and hostility began to appear between the two countries, escalating into the cold war a period of tense hostile relations, with periods of détente. The civil war a civil war is a war between opposing groups of citizens from the same country in 1861, two parts of america went to war against each other after 4 years, the union won. Daguerreotype of the virginia regiment and webster's battalion in saltillo, mexico, during the mexican-american war wilmot's proviso suggested that slavery should be prohibited in any territories acquired from mexico. - political pragmitism: the american civil war it has lasted for over one hundred and thirty-nine years, a war that pitted brother against brother, a war caused by differing political interests, economies, and ways of life. There are two different ways to view the cold war one is that the cold war is nothing unique-two very powerful nations were playing the great game in search of global domination.
The immigrants' civil war is an ongoing series that will examine the role immigrants played in the conflict, how immigrants responded to the war both individually and as communities, and how the place of immigrants in america changed dramatically during the civil war era. American farmers also suffered hardships after the civil war advances in agricultural equipment and techniques had enabled most of the farmers to increase their production however, middlemen between the farmers and the consumers took a large share of the money earned from farm products. During the american revolutionary war, patriots were those who wanted to separate the colonies from great britain, while loyalists were those who believed the colonies were better off as part of britain as the patriots gained strength during the war, life became increasingly uncomfortable for. Women at war with america: pp 20-21 america's women were at work everywhere during world war i they labored on the home front and overseas they took jobs on the nation's farms in factories, and in shipyards, and served in its military forces approximately a million women filled the vacancies left by the men who were now in uniform.
Traditional scholarship on the cold war assigned a central but sharply circumscribed role to ideology the writers of the 1950s drew on the official rationales that the truman administration had used to explain the nature of the cold war and the necessity for the american cold war policy of containment. The vietnam war saw the highest proportion of blacks ever to serve in an american war during the height of the us involvement, 1965-69, blacks, who formed 11 percent of the american population, made up 126 percent of the soldiers in vietnam. During the war, congress also passed several major financial bills that forever altered the american monetary system the legal tender act authorized the federal government to print and use paper money, called greenbacks, to pay its bills and finance the war.
After four years of fighting, the union was restored through the force of arms the problems of reconstructing the union were just as difficult as fighting the war had been because most of the war was fought in the south, the region was devastated physically and economically.