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Unformatted text preview: 1.​ ​ ​ ​Salem​ ​Witch​ ​Trials​ ​1692-1693 The​ ​Salem​ ​Witch​ ​Trials​ ​occurred​ ​in​ ​colonial​ ​Massachusetts.​ ​These​ ​were​ ​the​ ​hearings​ ​of several​ ​people,​ ​with​ ​resulted​ ​in​ ​the​ ​execution​ ​of​ ​twenty​ ​of​ ​them,​ ​fourteen​ ​being​ ​women.​ ​It​ ​is​ ​one of​ ​the​ ​nation’s​ ​most​ ​popular​ ​cases​ ​of​ ​mass​ ​hysteria,​ ​or​ ​when​ ​people​ ​believe​ ​something​ ​is happening​ ​due​ ​to​ ​isolation,​ ​religious​ ​extremism,​ ​or​ ​other​ ​reasons.​ ​This​ ​event​ ​led​ ​to​ ​ ​a​ ​large belief​ ​that​ ​God​ ​was​ ​significantly​ ​important,​ ​and​ ​it​ ​pushed​ ​Puritan​ ​beliefs​ ​more​ ​aggressively​ ​than before. 2.​ ​ ​Boston​ ​Massacre​ ​March​ ​5th,​ ​1770 The​ ​Boston​ ​Massacre​ ​was​ ​an​ ​incident​ ​where​ ​British​ ​soldiers​ ​occupying​ ​colonial​ ​America shot​ ​and​ ​killed​ ​several​ ​people​ ​while​ ​being​ ​attacked​ ​by​ ​a​ ​mob​ ​of​ ​people.​ ​It​ ​was​ ​one​ ​of​ ​the​ ​most influential​ ​events​ ​in​ ​the​ ​1700s​ ​in​ ​the​ ​sense​ ​that​ ​many​ ​of​ ​the​ ​activists​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​separate​ ​America from​ ​the​ ​control​ ​of​ ​Great​ ​Britain​ ​used​ ​this​ ​incident​ ​to​ ​convert​ ​many​ ​individuals​ ​to​ ​the​ ​thinking style​ ​of​ ​those​ ​protesting.​ ​It​ ​helped​ ​set​ ​the​ ​precedent​ ​to​ ​many​ ​that​ ​the​ ​relation​ ​between​ ​Britain and​ ​colonial​ ​America​ ​needed​ ​to​ ​be​ ​ended. 3.​ ​ ​ ​Industrial​ ​Revolution​ ​Late​ ​1700s​ ​to​ ​1830s The​ ​Industrial​ ​Revolution​ ​was​ ​a​ ​period​ ​of​ ​time​ ​in​ ​America​ ​when​ ​the​ ​primary​ ​focus​ ​was​ ​to improve​ ​industry​ ​and​ ​create​ ​more​ ​labor.​ ​This​ ​was​ ​partially​ ​because​ ​of​ ​the​ ​new​ ​rights​ ​given​ ​to them​ ​through​ ​their​ ​independence​ ​from​ ​Britain.​ ​It​ ​created​ ​a​ ​new​ ​mindset​ ​in​ ​the​ ​people​ ​that​ ​work was​ ​asked​ ​of​ ​them​ ​and​ ​was​ ​very​ ​important,​ ​causing​ ​many​ ​to​ ​work,​ ​at​ ​all​ ​ages. 4.​ ​ ​ ​Louisiana​ ​Purchase​ ​1803 The​ ​Louisiana​ ​Purchase​ ​was​ ​an​ ​acquisition​ ​of​ ​land​ ​from​ ​the​ ​French​ ​in​ ​1803​ ​that​ ​gave the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​nearly​ ​twice​ ​as​ ​much​ ​land​ ​than​ ​they​ ​currently​ ​had​ ​owned.​ ​This​ ​change​ ​not only​ ​gave​ ​them​ ​a​ ​new​ ​opportunity​ ​for​ ​physical​ ​growth,​ ​but​ ​economic​ ​growth.​ ​This​ ​is​ ​because this​ ​purchase​ ​allowed​ ​for​ ​the​ ​influence​ ​of​ ​foreigners​ ​to​ ​want​ ​to​ ​move​ ​to​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States​ ​to start​ ​work. 5.​ ​ ​ ​Trail​ ​of​ ​Tears​ ​1831-1850 The​ ​Trail​ ​of​ ​Tears​ ​was​ ​a​ ​plan​ ​to​ ​evacuate​ ​Native​ ​Americans​ ​from​ ​their​ ​homeland​ ​in​ ​the 1800s.​ ​It​ ​was​ ​a​ ​very​ ​long​ ​and​ ​depressing​ ​trek,​ ​and​ ​removed​ ​the​ ​likes​ ​of​ ​ ​Cherokee​,​ ​Muscogee (Creek),​ ​Seminole​,​ ​Chickasaw​,​ ​and​ ​Choctaw​​ ​nations​ ​from​ ​their​ ​homes.​ ​This​ ​influenced​ ​the ideology​ ​of​ ​hatred​ ​towards​ ​government​ ​for​ ​years​ ​on​ ​end​ ​in​ ​Native​ ​tribes. 6.​ ​ ​ ​ ​Civil​ ​War​ ​1861-1865 The​ ​Civil​ ​War​ ​was​ ​a​ ​war​ ​in​ ​America​ ​in​ ​the​ ​1860s​ ​when​ ​the​ ​Southern​ ​end​ ​of​ ​the​ ​United States​ ​and​ ​the​ ​North​ ​end​ ​split​ ​into​ ​the​ ​Union​ ​and​ ​the​ ​Confederacy.​ ​This​ ​battle​ ​was​ ​a​ ​huge influence​ ​on​ ​both​ ​whites​ ​and​ ​blacks,​ ​as​ ​it​ ​caused​ ​racial​ ​tension. 7.​ ​World​ ​War​ ​1​ ​ ​1914-1918 WW1​ ​was​ ​fought​ ​when​ ​Germany​ ​and​ ​Austria-Hungary​ ​tried​ ​to​ ​take​ ​over​ ​other​ ​nations​ ​in Europe.​ ​It​ ​involved​ ​Allied​ ​powers​ ​and​ ​other​ ​totalitarian​ ​powers​ ​in​ ​a​ ​war​ ​thought​ ​at​ ​the​ ​time​ ​to​ ​be the​ ​War​ ​to​ ​End​ ​All​ ​Wars.​ ​It​ ​influenced​ ​many​ ​to​ ​hate​ ​certain​ ​European​ ​powers​ ​and​ ​praise​ ​Allied powers. 8.​ ​World​ ​War​ ​2​ ​ ​1939-1945 WW2​ ​was​ ​fought​ ​when​ ​Nazi​ ​Germany​ ​attacked​ ​many​ ​other​ ​countries​ ​and​ ​started​ ​mass discrimination​ ​against​ ​religions.​ ​Allied​ ​powers​ ​once​ ​again​ ​were​ ​called​ ​upon​ ​to​ ​end​ ​the​ ​war​ ​and​ ​it ended​ ​in​ ​millions​ ​of​ ​deaths.​ ​This​ ​began​ ​influence​ ​to​ ​the​ ​German​ ​people​ ​of​ ​how​ ​they​ ​should​ ​act, and​ ​made​ ​them​ ​hate​ ​many​ ​creeds​ ​of​ ​people. 9.​ ​Prohibition​ ​ ​1930s Prohibition​ ​was​ ​when​ ​alcohol​ ​was​ ​illegal​ ​in​ ​the​ ​United​ ​States.​ ​It​ ​lasted​ ​for​ ​10​ ​years,​ ​and many​ ​people​ ​found​ ​ways​ ​to​ ​have​ ​alcohol​ ​anyway.​ ​It​ ​caused​ ​people​ ​to​ ​turn​ ​to​ ​illegal​ ​behavior​ ​to enjoy​ ​themselves. 10.​ ​Space​ ​Exploration​ ​1969-1974 Space​ ​exploration​ ​began​ ​when​ ​JFK​ ​said​ ​he​ ​wanted​ ​men​ ​on​ ​the​ ​moon.​ ​This​ ​was​ ​started from​ ​having​ ​other​ ​countries​ ​launch​ ​men​ ​into​ ​space​ ​and​ ​into​ ​orbit.​ ​Many​ ​years​ ​and​ ​billions​ ​od dollars​ ​were​ ​spent​ ​trying​ ​to​ ​keep​ ​up​ ​with​ ​the​ ​likes​ ​of​ ​Asia​ ​and​ ​Europe.​ ​This​ ​influenced​ ​people into​ ​having​ ​a​ ​huge​ ​interest​ ​in​ ​space​ ​and​ ​the​ ​possibilities​ ​of​ ​man. Many​ ​events​ ​in​ ​human​ ​history​ ​have​ ​shaped​ ​the​ ​way​ ​that​ ​people​ ​act​ ​towards​ ​one another.​ ​Several​ ​of​ ​these​ ​have​ ​happened​ ​in​ ​just​ ​the​ ​founding​ ​of​ ​our​ ​great​ ​nation.​ ​A​ ​few​ ​of​ ​these could​ ​be​ ​the​ ​many​ ​wars​ ​we​ ​have​ ​taken​ ​part​ ​in.​ ​The​ ​civil​ ​war​ ​changed​ ​race​ ​relations​ ​forever,​ ​and both​ ​world​ ​wars​ ​were​ ​a​ ​matter​ ​of​ ​foreign​ ​relations.​ ​Events​ ​like​ ​these​ ​mean​ ​everything​ ​in​ ​how​ ​we develop​ ​as​ ​a​ ​country​ ​towards​ ​one​ ​another. These​ ​events​ ​shape​ ​texts.​ ​Most​ ​of​ ​these​ ​texts​ ​are​ ​written​ ​as​ ​a​ ​way​ ​to​ ​form​ ​opinions,​ ​and develop​ ​sides​ ​to​ ​issues.​ ​For​ ​example,​ ​Thomas​ ​Locke’s​ C ​ ommon​ ​Sense​ ​was​ ​written​ ​as​ ​a response​ ​to​ ​the​ ​King​ ​of​ ​England,​ ​and​ ​tried​ ​to​ ​persuade​ ​others​ ​to​ ​be​ ​against​ ​he​ ​King​ ​as​ ​well. These​ ​passages​ ​are​ ​an​ ​expression​ ​of​ ​how​ ​people​ ​feel​ ​on​ ​issues,​ ​and​ ​can​ ​help​ ​release​ ​stress and​ ​other​ ​feelings​ ​they​ ​may​ ​have​ ​pent​ ​up​ ​in​ ​the​ ​duration​ ​of​ ​time. ...
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