American Essays


Shopping Malls an American Cultural Phenomenon

            In his provocative book One Nation Under Goods: Malls and the Seductions of American Shopping, James Farrell made the assertion that malls are an American cultural phenomenon. He strengthened this argument by stating that by the year 2000 there

The American Pageant Notes

The New Manifest Destiny American attention shifted to foreign lands because of the “closing of the frontiers.” This led to a fear that natural resources would dwindle and alternate sources must be found. Politicians urged an aggressive foreign policy as

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, 1887-1940

Marcus Garvey remains a vitalising, inspiring force today. He touches Jamaicans closely because he raises questions of race and social commitment with which they still have to come to terms. His message is as relevant now as it was in

Mayflower Significance

Have you ever wondered what life would have been like without rules or laws? Did you ever stop and think what could have been had the mayflower compact not been made of signed? The Mayflower Compact may be one of

Proud to Be an American

One dark stormy night, it was just me in my back yard digging when I came upon a large, red, wooden door with a rusty door knob right in front of me. The first thing I thought to myself was,

Racial Fault Lines Paper

California has more ethnic history than one would think or would have even known. Racial Fault Lines: The historical origins of white supremacy in California brings forth the ethnic conflicts that took place in California. Tomas Almaguer former dean of

Difference between Mexican and American Culture

Even though the American culture and Mexican culture have similarities, they are more different than alike. Me being Mexican-American and living so close to the Mexican-American border, I’m very familiar with these two cultures. Some differences are sports, form of

American Sniper Speech

Specific Purpose: To inform my audience about the controversy dealing with the movie American Sniper. Thesis Statement: The film American Sniper has sparked national debate over America’s role in Iraq and impact of a sniper whom some say is a

The Mission

The mission is a 1986 film directed by Roland Joffe, which takes place during the 1750’s. In a more directional way, in the movie there is a conflict between Jesuits of Spain and Portugal. The Jesuits go on to extend

American Needs Nerds

In the passage “ America Needs its Nerds”, author Leonid Fridman pulls out evidence to proclaim his argument on America ongoing social belief, perceptions of the geek, and the actual positive role taken by the nerd and why the role

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