Historical Anyalysis Essay

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There is a common mistake that people make when concerning history. They make the mistake of assuming that history is what happened in the past, but history is much more than what happened in the past. History is formed from analyzing evidence from the past and making a connection. Many historians have different personal perspectives on history, and by using the historical method they can all draw conclusions as to what happened and advocate a theory. We find that history is much more than what happened in the past from reading, "The Strange Death of Silas Deane." This is a good example of applying the historical methods and producing a new theory based on reliable evidence. The author classified the important facts into groups of …show more content…
Others had a different plan by fighting. The Sauk and Fox under chief Black Hawk fought for territory in what is know as the Black Hawk war. The Seminoles and Cherokee also put up a resistance but were defeated. The African Americans who advocated change included Frederick Douglass, a former fugitive slave from Maryland; and Sojourner Truth, a freed slave from New York. These Northerners spoke out about the abolition of slavery and African American civil rights. Other people had different plans like Harriet Tub man who was a key leader in the creation of the Underground Railroad which was an informal system that helped slaves escape to the Northern States and Canada. It's important to note these African American people who challenged the system because ultimately their efforts and struggles created a movement, ideal and inspiration for a Nation.

Numerous factors contributed to major developments in American history and in contemporary America. A few events that had significant impact were the American Revolution and Civil War. These two events shaped the America we live in today. The American Revolution won Americas Independence and recognition as a country, while the Civil war won freedom for African Americans. Many causes led to the Revolution beginning with the British, who did not accept them as equals which showed in their laws enacted upon the colonists. Briton enacted these laws in an attempt to centralize its
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