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America Essay

  • Submitted by: Nasir12
  • on April 3, 2014
  • Category: History
  • Length: 641 words

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In the fifteenth century people knew only threecontinents: Europe, Asia and Africa. They knew nothing about such a big continent as America.The man who discovered America was born in 1451 in Italy. His name was Christopher Columbus. He became sailor at an early age. Knowing that the earth was round, he decided to reach India sailing to the west. He tried to arrange an expedition but did not have money, and nobody wanted to help him.At last the king of Spain gave him money for the expedition. He sat a sail in 1492. The voyage was very dangerous and difficult. On the 12th of October his ship reached the land.When they landed, they saw strange trees andflowers. Men and women with olive-coloured skins gathered around the sailors and looked at them with great surprise. Columbus was sure that he had discovered a new way to India.Some time later another sailor reached thatland. His name was Amerigo Vespucci. He understood that it was a new continent. Thus, the continent was named after him.
The United States of America (USA), commonly referred to as the United States (US), America, or simply the States, is a federal republic[10][11]consisting of 50 states and a federal district. The 48 contiguous states and the federal district of Washington, D.C., are in central North Americabetween Canada and Mexico. When at first America hdr a lot of fights between the white and black it is called racism.They judjed each other by colour not by personality.The white used to hate black and the black used to hate white. The white had different schools and black had different.There was only one person who wanted them to be together.Martin Luther King, Jr. (January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968) was an American pastor, activist, humanitarian, and leader in the African-American Civil Rights Movement. He is best known for his role in the advancement ofcivil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience based on his Christian beliefs.Born Michael King, his father changed his name in honor...

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