Essays Tagged: "westward"

Critique of the last chapter of Virgil's "Aeneid"

describes the adventures of Aeneas, the legendary Trojan hero who survived the fall of troy, sailed westward to Italy and founded Rome. During the time that Virgil wrote the Aeneid he incorporated all ...

(5 pages) 110 1 4.3 Feb/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies

Robert Frost

March 26, 1874 in San Francisco. His fatherwas William Frost, a Harvard graduate who was on his way westwardwhen he stopped to teach at Bucknell Academy in Pennsylvania forextra money. His mother, Isa ...

(4 pages) 200 0 5.0 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry


an, including Indonesia, was known to the Europeans as the Indies. Chris Colombus was looking for a westward sea roots from Europe to the Indies when he arrived in America. During 1600's dutch politic ...

(3 pages) 229 2 4.1 Nov/1992

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Historian Frederick Jackson Frontier Thesis

stence of an area of free land, its continuous recession, and the advance of American settlement of westward explain American development. Many historians have strongly agreed or disagreed with these ... n ignored the presence of the numerous Indian peoples whose subjection was required by the nation's westward march, and assumed that the bulk of newly acquired lands were actually democratically distr ...

(3 pages) 149 1 3.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

Both the Mexican War and the Spanish American War were a direct result in the abusive ways of superior power and influence.

ast of the United States south to Tierra del Fuego at the tip of South America excluding Brazil and westward to California and Alaska. The ambitious United States paid no attention to Spain and aggres ...

(3 pages) 255 2 4.5 Mar/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Immigration into McHenry County

arrival on November 18, 1834, Samuel Gillian was a farmer from West Virginia. On an attempt to move westward, he first moved to Champaign County, Ohio, where he remained for approximately a year. As h ...

(7 pages) 45 0 3.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Effect of the Environment on Westward Expansion

land's proclamation of the year, and settled west of the Appalachian mountains. A little later, the westward people pushed Indians, animals, and society to a place where no American person had gone be ... h stemmed from their inappropriate water supplies.The environment also molded another aspect of our westward ancestors- their style of architecture and development. In the east, where the land was exp ...

(2 pages) 161 3 3.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Colorado River

the Colorado River helpor hinder settlement in the Western United States?As settlers began to move westward, the Southwest was consideredto be a place to avoid. Few considered it a place to traverse, ...

(14 pages) 152 1 4.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Earth Sciences > Geography

El Nino

his is due primarily to the presence of easterly winds in the Pacific, which drag the surface water westward and raise the thermocline relatively all the way up to the surface in the east and dampen i ... is upwelling on the western South American coastline, and cold waters of the Pacific rise and push westward. However, during an El Nino year, upwelling is suppressed and as a result, the thermocline ...

(5 pages) 77 0 4.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Environmental Science

How mexican american historians tell the history of america from a different perspective from the standard angle historian standpoint

votal role. They made immense contributions to the mapping and paving the way for America to expand westward. The Spanish were building presidios, missions, and colonies in our American southwest as e ...

(2 pages) 85 1 1.5 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Exploration and Empires to America from foreign countries.

ind a short route to the East by sailing west.- Financed by the Spanish king and queen, he set sail westward from Spain on Aug. 3, 1492. Columbus reached land on October 12, and assumed he had arrived ...

(6 pages) 104 0 4.8 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

This is an essay about the annexation of western lands during the 1800s. It includes annexation of Texas, Oregon and western lands of Mexico.

dsDuring the early 1800's, an abundance of land and other natural resources lured American pioneers westward. Fur traders, cattle ranchers, farmers, and miners led the push to the west. Merchants and ... sition or increase their political power (Schlesinger, p1-2). These settlers by the thousands moved westward over the Appalachian Mountains into new states and territories. Many of these pioneers even ...

(4 pages) 77 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Brief american history

ntly racist, it enjoyed support among U.S. citizens and politicians in the mid- and late 1800s. The westward migration of U.S. citizens was encouraged by Manifest Destiny, a belief that territorial ex ...

(2 pages) 94 2 3.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Cold War

h early 1950?s the Soviet Union started to spread the Lenin ideological as it started moving in the Westward position. In 1947 the US started funding the rebuilding of European infrastructure in a sys ...

(4 pages) 135 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > The Cold War

Greece-Persia wars.

burned Sardis, capital of Lydia. Angered, Darius determined to conquer Athens and extend his empire westward beyond the Aegean Sea.In 492 BC Darius gathered together a great military force and sent 60 ...

(3 pages) 55 0 2.3 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

The idea of manifest destiny.

as the idea of the supposed inevitability of the continued territorial expansion of U.S. boundaries westward to the Pacific, and even beyond. The idea of "Manifest Destiny" was often used by American ...

(2 pages) 71 0 2.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This is a brief history of Fort Laramie in Wyoming.

as located on the Laramie River. The new trading post became a welcome stop for emigrants traveling westward along the Oregon, California and Mormon Trails. The fur trade was in decline by then and fu ...

(2 pages) 39 1 3.9 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

American Identity.

e colonies used popular images to entice people to join the war effort. The colonies wanted to move westward into what was then French territory. When England won the war, the colonists were happy bec ...

(3 pages) 62 1 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

To what extent was the Civil War an important watershed in US social and economic history?

Civil War was known as the "Great Expansion". Economic boom followed the expansion of the railroads westward across the continent and southward into Florida. The Civil War punctuated Florida's growth ...

(7 pages) 134 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The Ghost Dance and Battle of Wounded Knee

The Ghost Dance and Battle of Wounded KneeDuring the United States movement westward there were many people ripped from the land they owned for most of their lives, one of thes ...

(9 pages) 95 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers