Tuesday, May 28, 2013

U.S Intervention in Haiti

I chose question number one, "How have the Haitians responded to the presence of U.S Marines in their country?"

Obviously the views of these articles show the reader that Haitians were not fond of Marines inside of Haiti. M. Peralte (the high commander of the revolution) specifically called for the minister to help his cause in ridding Haiti of the Marines. Peralte accuses American Marines of crimes such as killing, theft, and barbarian acts. All of which he says are held back from the American people. What he is saying may or may not be true, and if someone that is really begging for the government to remove any and all Americans from Haiti, may lie so that the government may sympathize for them.. Peralte continues to speak of the marines bringing ruin and hopelessness to Haiti. The Haitians demand to be free from all Americans. Yet little do they know that the Americans are trying to stop Germans who are marrying Haitians to be able to live in Haiti. By becoming citizens the Germans may also become political leaders, and take over the nation as a whole. This would give Germans an advantage in the Caribbeans, and knowing that a war (WWI) may be coming Wilson decided to try and stop Germans from controlling Haiti and influencing it.

On the American side of this is the NAACP many people believe they are slightly bias leftists. However, that is no need to judge their article. They seem to express complete hatred towards the marines though. They explain that American control is maintained by the bayonet. During the article James Weldon Johnson also pursues numerous cases that he had seen, and overheard. Maybe he should stop eavesdropping. Anyhow, he fails to mention that at the same time that the Haitians were being killed, the caicos were killing Marines as well. The caicos brought more pan to their people, by giving reason to the marines to hurt their people when they felt threatened, especially after seeing there own comrades die. Nevertheless the Haitians did not like the marines in their cities or country altogether. Should we have intervened maybe so, maybe not. All I know for certain is that the Haitians all hated the US during the early 1900s.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Steel Plow Presentation

I must say I am quite excited to present my groups steel plow project tomorrow. I think we did a good job, and our presentation will entice the judges. I know this wasn't assigned. I'll do it anyways though. Anyways, just an update, and sophia.org is pretty awesome.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013


Today in class we learned about what it was like to live in a soddie. The first activity I did helped teach me how it felt to have your picture taken in the late 1800s. The camera would take around one minute to take a picture. The people in the picture would have to stand perfectly still to make sure the picture wasn't blurry. I probably couldn't stand still for one minute, and if I was to take a picture like this it would be extremely blurry. Then we got to smell some sod. It was kind of like wet grass, it smelt pretty bad though. Although I do believe that after a while you would get used to the smell. Then we got to stay in a "soddie" made of desks. It was extremely small, and I don't see how more than one bed would fit in it if a stove and table were included in it. It would be quite uncomfortable living conditions. I would probably end up just killing myself, since the space in the room was so small. I wouldn't be able to live in such a confined space all my life. Especially if I had to do so alone.

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Erie Canal has a Positive Impact on -ociety

The Erie Canal was completed in 1825. The Erie Canal offered safe, cheap, and fast travel from Ohio to New York or vice-versa. It connected The Hudson River and Lake Erie which is one of the Great Lakes. It was at one part called the eighth wonder of the world. As it should have been at the time, it helped businesses from Ohio expand and gain revenue. Although it did have it's drawbacks such as granting the cholera disease easier ways to spread, and it did cost a lot of money.  It also helped trade in the US expanded greatly. Not only were traders from Ohio given a chance to expand. It also allowed the people from the east to migrate west for a cheaper price. Instead of the normal 100 dollars to travel from Ohio to New York or vice-versa it was now priced at a convenient price of 10 dollars. All in all the goods of the Erie Canal outweighed the bads. It also payed off all of it's debts and generated excess money as well.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

What I learned about the War of 1812 (STEP 9)

Today, in history class we went over some of the leading factors of the War of 1812. The factor that I was assigned to was "The Orders of the Council" in Britain. The Orders of the Council in Britain was basically a Trade Embargo that unlike the French, Britain could maintain. France's Continental Supply                   was a failure because France didn't have the naval power to uphold it. However, Britain did have the naval power to withhold it, and upheld it. I believe that this was the main factor that led to the War of 1812. Impressment wasn't as important. It could lead to a revolt but it wouldn't lead to the government declaring war. The Chesapeake Affair was a battle between Britain and USA, but there were battles during the trade embargo as well. Finally the Incitement was probably the 2nd most prevalent. With Britain arming Native Americans and having them attack us is call for a war. However, I still believe that the trade embargo is more important because it cut us off from British resources, and it was an international issue.