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“Ain’t I a Woman?” Sojourner Truth Speech

Introduction It is hard to disagree that communication solves many problems, and words are the incredible power of humans. For any speech to be effective, influential, and relevant, it also has to be rhetorical, which implies proper and suitable language usage. In 1851, Sojourner Truth, who was a former slave...

Misconception: Columbus Discovered the Americas

In schools, it is taught that Christopher Columbus was the first person who found the Americas. In many textbooks, history begins in 1776, while the events that happened earlier are not mentioned. The facts that are usually taught to students involve the journey of Columbus, transferring goods and people, and...

Was the Mexican American War Justified

The loss of Texas in 1836 under the guise of an independent republic became for the former Spanish colony an omen of US aggression. Nine years later, Texas joined the United States as another state. Now, the Americans wanted to get rich and almost empty California, virtually not controlled by...

Federal-State Relations Overview

For around two centuries, the relationship between the state governments and the federal government has been steadily shifting toward national supremacy. However, in recent years, the interplay of power between the two has been moving back toward the dominance of states. Before the Civil War, the most severe defenders of...

How Civil Rights Movement Changed America

The Civil Rights Movement embodies various activism that sought to secure African Americans’ political, social, and economic rights. After the Civil war during the Reconstruction period, some amendments led to the abolition of slavery. However, racial segregation arose in the south that discriminated against the Southern Blacks and led to...

Freedom in the U.S. From the Context of Freedmen

When talking about freedom as a word, many connotations emerge in one’s different and own imaginations. From the revolution to the Reconstruction period, the freedom concept has gone through many phases in American history, making it synonymous with the emancipation of slavery. On one hand, it has been seen as...