Very Exciting Things

If you suddenly hear about an amazing opportunity you can become a part of then chances are you become pretty enthusiastic about it. But the question we are going to answer today is can someone be to enthusiastic about something. The simple answer is yes, because you can be to excited to do something, and certain things could go wrong. For example, if you suggest going to Florida for vacation you immediately pack all your things, chances are you forgot a few important important things. Things like how will you get there? where will you stay? how much will it cost? things such as this. If you say yes too quickly you haven’t used good judgement in the instance you need it most. But, not to say you can’t be enthusiastic about things, the point is you can’t overlook the obvious and important facts just because you really want to do it. So before you get all excited to do something, stop and think it through, it could help a whole lot.

Unity

At many points in history there have been disagreements and people have been divided. Anybody can dream of a society that is perfect, agreeable, and friendly, but is such a society achievable? The answer is obvious but has not been achievable so far; yes. But the problem is, we would all have to agree on one view point and that is something that can sadly never be achieved, because of human nature. There is one way to truly be united, and that is to be united in Christ. There should be only one way to live but sadly when sin came into the world division was evident. At this very moment we are to be united as one big family in Christ, but we aren’t. Hopefully one day we will a see a world where we are united as a society, but probably not anytime soon.

The War of 1812

If you have followed me for a while you now that the War of 1812 was passed by a long time ago. Well this essay’s topic is an event that occurred during the 19th century, so I chose the War. This war was fought by the same two sides who fought in the American Revolution, Britain and America. The war was sparked by the Chesapeake Affair, when the British captured an American vessel and executed a sailor who had deserted the British navy before. The battles to follow would go down in history.

A group of men known as the “War Hawks”, led by Henry Clay, hoped to respond to this injustice through war. Soon enough, War was declared in 1812 by the U.S. Later the Native Americans were being armed by the British in order to stop them from moving westward, when the War Hawks saw Florida as expansion targets. But sadly, in order for one of the two sides to control Canada they needed control over the Great Lakes. Britain had the Lakes but in the September of 1814 the U.S. gained control of Lake Champlain.

The fighting went on for both sides with no major battles until 1814. At this time the British defeated Napoleon at the Battle of Waterloo, and were now finally able to turn all of their attention to the war in America. The British had burned down many historical buildings and were now moving North to Baltimore to an important ship building and repair port known as Fort McHenry. This was where the odds looked slim but the fort remained in tact and operational despite the constant rain of artillery. This is where the iconic National Anthem was born, the “Rocket’s red glare” and bombs were the British trying to take Fort McHenry.

But soon both sides grew tired of the fighting and arranged for terms of peace which led to the Treaty of Ghent in 1814. Went into full effect after ratification in February 1815. What the Treaty did was basically set everything back to the way it was before, which means that the 3 years that both sides spent fighting was all for nothing. But when the fighting stopped, the American Flag was still waving in the Fort, inspiring Francis Scott Key to write down the National Anthem.

It’s a very sad fact that after many years of fighting the 24,000 American and British lives that were taken during the War were all for nothing. This just goes to show that war is a terrible thing and even when one side wins it cost the lives of many many people. The president who over saw the War was none other that Thomas Jefferson, his vice was James Monroe. Monroe would later become president in 1816. But in the end, the War of 1812 was a war that would go down in history, but not entirely for the right reasons.

Immigration Situation

If you follow the news you will probably be aware that the issue of other people coming into the U.S. has arisen very suddenly. But there was a similar problem back in the day known as immigration. This is still around today but where did it all start? Well, during the late 1800s the U.S. became the fastest growing nation, economically which attracted many immigrants looking for a better place to call home. But when too many people come at once, it can get very chaotic. There is a harbor around New York known as New York Harbor and this was one way people could get in. But later in 1890 the Government established immigration stations around the area, and Ellis Island was the new main station. The first person to be registered in these stations was Annie Moore, an Irish immigrant registered in 1892. Unfortunately, 5 years later these new building were burned down and many records were lost. In 1900 more buildings were made and by 1907, 1.25 million immigrants were registered and 27.5 acres were added on to the original island the station was on. The dirt they used to expand the island was taken from the subway tunnels and was re-purposed on the island. The station was made part of the Statue of Liberty monument in 1965 and is now a museum. Today there is still immigration taking place but most of it is not as public as it used to be. In the end, we can try as hard as we like but immigration will continue for quite a while longer.

True Courage

Some people describe courage as keeping cool in a dangerous situation, to others it could be telling the one you love that you indeed love them. But, which type of courage is better. To answer this question let’s see what bravery courage is. If there was a child in the middle of a street and a car was coming and you run and grab that child, that shows courage. You kept your cool, did what you knew you could, and saved someones life. The other kind is making yourself vulnerable. Now guys, when I say vulnerable I mean emotionally vulnerable, like saying I love you to that someone or crying when you know you should. Now if you didn’t know already, some men believe that to cry or show emotion is to show weakness, but I believe it can also be a sign of emotional strength to come right out and share your feelings. Overall, in this situation emotion trumps bravery, because you can do something very brave and walk away and not say anything to anyone, but if you open up you heart and care for those who are around you, that is true courage.

I Have A CHANNEL!!!!!

Hello to all of my faithful followers. I just wanted to see how you all are enjoying the content I have been posting. If you like it then tell me how much or say what you think I should improve. On another note I have a YouTube Channel Called Dr Gravity Gaming that is currently at 25 subs, quarter million!!! Hopefully we can boost that number if you are at all interested but if not that’s cool. Hopefully you enjoy what you see and I’ll see you later.

Indian Wars in the West

Indian Wars in the West

During the time when our ancestors would colonize the West there were people there before them that didn’t make them feel very welcome. I’m talking about the Indian tribes that lived in the territory before the U.S. bought it from France. Some of these settlers treated the Indians horribly and forced some tribes to fight in war. There were many memorable wars fought between the settlers and the Apache and Navajo Indians led by a famous Apache chief Geronimo. These fight took place in Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas between 1849-1886. The bloodiest battles were in Arizona by far. Another tribe the Nez Perce, led by chief Joseph, were forced out of their land in 1877 by settlers. The tribe disliked military affairs but were forced to fight so the chief told the tribe to flee to Canada. Unfortunately, the tribe had to surrender to colonists after a 5 day battle 40 miles outside Canada. Though the Indians suffered many defeats to the settlers, they did win the Battle of Little Big Horn. Also known as Custer’s Last Stand, this was one of not many Indian victories. The Indians that lived in America played roles in history that might not be major but still matter. The treatment these Indians went through were terrible and were wrongly justified with the Manifest Destiny mindset, but are by men regretted today so that’s all that matters.