Economics[ edit ] The Homestead Strike in Homestead, Pennsylvania. The union negotiated national uniform wage scales on an annual basis; helped regularize working hours, workload levels and work speeds; and helped improve working conditions.
United States History I. Introduction United States History, story of how the republic developed from colonial beginnings in the 16th century, when the first European explorers arrived, until modern times.
As the nation developed, it expanded westward from small settlements along the Atlantic Coast, eventually including all the territory between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans across the middle of the North American continent, as well as two noncontiguous states and a number of territories.
At the same time, the population and the economy of the United States grew and changed dramatically. The population diversified as immigrants arrived from all countries of the world. From its beginnings as a remote English colony, the United States has developed the largest economy in the world.
The efforts to deal with and resolve these struggles have shaped the United States of America into the 21st century. Native America in The lands and human societies that European explorers called a New World were in fact very old. Sea level dropped by hundreds of feet, creating a land bridge between Alaska and Siberia.
Asians walked across to become the first human inhabitants of the Americas. Precisely when this happened remains unknown, but most scientists believe it occured before 15, years ago.
When the last glaciers receded about 10, years ago thus ending this first great migration to Americaancestors of the Native Americans filled nearly all of the habitable parts of North and South America.
See also First Americans. The Native Americans who greeted the first Europeans had become diverse peoples. They spoke between and distinct languages, and their societies and ways of living varied tremendously. Louis, Missouri, where their city of Cahokia was larger than medieval London and Natchez, Mississippi.
The Pueblo peoples of the Southwest lived in large towns, irrigated their dry land with river water, and traded with peoples as far away as Mexico and California. In the East, the peoples who eventually encountered English settlers were varied, but they lived in similar ways. All of them grew much of their food.
Women farmed and gathered food in the woods. Men hunted, fished, and made war. None of these peoples kept herds of domestic animals; they relied on abundant wild game for protein.
All lived in family groups, but owed their principal loyalties to a wider network of kin and to their clans. West Africa in In Central and West Africa, the great inland kingdoms of Mali and Ghana were influenced and largely converted by Islam, and these kingdoms had traded with the Muslim world for hundreds of years.
From the beginning, slaves were among the articles of trade. These earliest enslaved Africans were criminals, war captives, and people sold by their relatives to settle debts. New World demand increased the slave trade and changed it.
They conducted raids into the interior and sold their captives to European slavers. Nearly all of the Africans enslaved and brought to America by this trade were natives of the western coastal rain forests and the inland forests of the Congo and Central Africa.
Others were from smaller ethnic and language groups. Most had been farmers in their homeland. The men hunted, fished, and tended animals, while women and men worked the fields cooperatively and in large groups.
They practiced polygyny men often had several wives, each of whom maintained a separate householdand their societies tended to give very specific spiritual duties to women and men.The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman Historical Context Main Conflict The main conflict in the story is internal but external at the same time.
The internal aspect of the main conflict is the depression the narrator is battling with. The external conflict is the oppression of women by males. Jul 14, · Reader Approved How to Study English Literature. Six Methods: Laying the Groundwork Re-reading Your Texts Making Useful Notes for Fiction and Drama Making Useful Notes for Poetry Handling Difficult Texts Shakespeare Terms Guide Community Q&A English Literature is a complex subject, and many students end up .
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Many different conflicts arise in one household but it is also common in the short stories, The Yellow Wallpaper written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and in Responsibility written by Russell Smith.
In both short stories there are challenges that characters need to face due to the fact that family relationships are the cause. United States History I. Introduction United States History, story of how the republic developed from colonial beginnings in the 16th century, when the first European explorers arrived, until modern times.
In this course we will read three genres in American literature: short stories, poems, and a novel. Edgar Allan Poe, Kate Chopin, Eudora Welty, and Kurt Vonnegut will introduce us to Gothic Romanticism, turn of the (nineteenth) century feminism, racial discrimination during the segregation era, and a dystopian view on equality.