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Final Project

June 28, 2011


Over the years there have been a lot of events that has occurred to make history for the United States. There has been sad times and good times. Without these changes the world as we know it would be chaotic. At times now it is still chaotic, but for the most part there is control. The laws that the presidents over the years have made have helped America, and will continue to do so.

Horace Smith and Daniel Wesson came from old New England. Horace learned firearms from working the National Armory, and Daniel learned firearms from his brother Edwin. They started a partnership in 1852 called the Smith and Wesson. In 1866 they faced financial difficulties, and had to sale their company to Oliver Winchester. In 1856 they had formed a second partnership. The two most important customers were the United States Calvary and Russian Imperial Government. The most famous revolver was the .38, and this was supplied to every police agency and military force. This is still in production today for the police and military.

World War I was triggered by the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Serbian Black Han in 1914. World War I gave women a chance to prove that they can do what men can do. Women liked the idea of getting out of the kitchen and into the workforce. This was important for women to keep the soldiers with ammunition and other supplies at all times. For the first time women could wear pants, then women started smoking, drinking, and cutting their hair short. When men came home; some of them did not mind the change, and others could not stand it. A lot of families went through divorces. Now women are heard a lot more, and have high positions in companies.

Woodrow Wilson’s Fourteen Points became a legacy. Wilson’s Fourteen Points put the American Foreign policy in peace. Wilson also wanted to reform American. Wilson and his Fourteen Points want the world safe from American...