Americas Essay Topics

The American people

The offensive had some initial successes for the Vietnamese because American intelligence failed to detect the build-up of enemy troops. One of the most famous events during this offensive was the infiltration of the American embassy in the South Vietnamese capital Saigon by a 15-man suicide squad, all of whom were easily killed. A reporter… View Article

Why was William successful

To what extent can it be argued that the use of guerilla warfare tactics by the Vietcong against the US military was the key factor in explaining the American lack of success in the Vietnam War? The Vietnam War has been regarded with much controversy – both during the War, and after its conclusion in… View Article

John Steinbeck

John Steinbeck is simply one of America’s finest storytellers. He is an accomplished author and a Nobel Laureate in Literature. However, his road to success was not easy. His earlier novels failed to attract attention, and it took many years before he got the recognition he deserved. Like most writers, his experiences and his hometown… View Article

The Current State of Development in Latin America

Throughout this paper I will be making reference to Peter Winn’s book Americas. Winn states on page 4 that “Latin America is equally an invention, devised in the nineteenth century by a French geographer to describe the nations that had once been colonized by Latin Europe—Spain, France, and Portugal. ” In attempting to establish the… View Article

Geography of Latin America, European Influence

Like many of the other realms we learned about, the Latin American realm, made up of Middle America and South America, is not a realm that was safe from European invasion. Europeans played a big role in the history of the economic, political, and cultural geography of Latin America and left long-lasting evidence of their… View Article

Chapter 1 indians the settlements of america

1. Jamestown was the first colony that gets found. It was there where the first permanent settlement occurs. Jamestown was a poor location for colonization. The men dug wells to obtain water, but the water they found could not drink because it was contaminated. In addition, the ground was wet and had too many mosquitos…. View Article

Pre Columbian America

There is no certain answers as to how pre columbian natives got to America. There are many theories based on hard evidence. The Paleo-Indians, archaeologists refer to as the first americans. At this point there was no official scripture in their society. Paleo Indians seemed to have paved the way for many other cultures to… View Article

Colonists and Native Americans in America

Essay Question: What were the Europeans (explorers, conquerors, and/or settlers) and Native Americans like just before contact and what were their encounters like, as the Europeans struggled to establish themselves? Europeans and Native Americans both had very distinct lifestyles and each viewed one another differently due to the encounters they experienced together during the era… View Article

Spanish Conquest of South America

The Age of Exploration was an important time period in history without which the modern map would not be as we see it today. During this era, Europeans had a sudden urge to explore, discover, a feeling they had never had before. With the advancement in technology, the Europeans, as well as the Asians were… View Article

1491: The Americas Before Columbus

New research has emerged revealing that Indians had roamed & utilized the great lands of the Americas long before any European ship landed on its coast in 1491. Therefore, a conflict lies in debates about whether or not Native Americans possessed a complex history before the arrival of Europeans. Like the author of 1491: New… View Article

Chinease theory of discovery of America

There are many theories or ideas on who discovered America first. Many people believe it was Christopher Columbus, the Vikings, or in my case some believe that the Chinese arrived here before Columbus. It is believed by some people that Chinese sailors beat Columbus to America by more than 70 years. Anthropologists, archaeologists, historians and… View Article

The Colonization of America: Genocide

History proves to us time and time again that there can be many sides to a story based upon one thing—perspective. Throughout the 15th and 16th century as European nations began to colonize the New World, millions of Native Americans died in the efforts of the invading countries. According to some scholars, the story of… View Article

Ben Franklin’s Contributions to America

Franklin earned the title of “The First American” for his early campaigning for colonial unity, as an author and spokesman in London for several colonies, then as the first United States Ambassador to France, he shaped the emerging American nation. Franklin was a phenomenal writer. His discovery of electricity allows us to use anything electronic,… View Article

Interior of America

Álvar Núñez Cabeza De Vaca’s epic tales in Adventures in the Unknown Interior ofAmerica is one of the earliest recorded stories of exploration of the Americas. His story begins on April 14, 1528 and continues in great detail for eight long years. His narrative includes his personal experience as well as descriptions of the land… View Article

Globalization, Culture and Indigenous Societies

Globalization describe by Richard Wilk is the world wide impact of industrialization and its socioeconomic, political, and cultural consequences on the world, which include migration of labor, increaing spread of industrial technology. Technology is moving at a rapid pace, that when a indivdual purchases a computer of the shelf, the technology is already obsolete. With… View Article