Teaching in the United States – The Legacy of William Jennings Bryan

The twentieth century witnessed the visibility of America as an exporter of culture. As the “mother country,” America offered the world opportunities as well as starred in popular culture. Despite the country’s rising economic and political power, the cultural significance of America has not declined. Moreover, homes in the United States have been shown to have become micro environments that encourage creativity and exchange of ideas.

Micro-culture is defined as “the facet or quality of being particulars, particular, or unique in comparison with others.” This definition is the result of a particular American variety of culture: “First, the individual in the United States must believe in the importance of maintaining uniqueness and originality at the cost of polarity. Second, he must believe in the necessity of adjusting to the inconveniences of political life as experienced by others around him. He must develop his own viewpoint, become individual, andmobile(self-reliant)”.

William Jennings Bryan tamed the westward expansion of America in the name of progress. Bryan believed that Americanization process would be a successful endeavor only if it would blend the ethnic and national traditions of Europe and Middle America. For this reason, he insisted on the need for a national language, Bible, and flag.

As America was discovering itself as a nation, it sought to expand across the continent. The Nebraska Law, named after the lawyer who introduced it, defined the boundary between the United States and Canada as solely that which separated the northern boundary of the United States from the southern boundary of Canada.

The Nebraska Act made force on Great Britain to admit American colonists in her own territory, which came to be known as the Republic of Nebraska. This new territory bordered both the US and Canada. The boundary between the two territories was at the river. The region between the wide river and the large land on either side was dry wooded reasoning the reason for the received name, “Toledo”.

The population of the area was estimated to be around 2,500 people. The settlement was on a hilltop on the south-eastern side of the Toledo River Gorge. The steep gully was an impediment for European migration seeking a route connecting the North and South Americas. The growth of the population in the Exploitation District (ED) was much faster than in the rest of the region due to the wetness of the downstream area where settlement developed.

The main crops were corn and squash but irrigation required harvesting as early as February. The feast day of Quercus durissus at Resolute was followed by the Clark’s Expedition to pack and prepare food before departure in 1854. The name, United States, was suggested by David Croswell, an early explorer and signed the bill Becoming a State of the United States.

The city of Cincinnati was first called “Grass County” but it was changed to Webster (afterward, always called Webster-vires, or “Weber-ville” by those who live there). The city is a vital part of the “eastern core” of the state and was the capital of the Confederate States of America until after the Civil War.

Noah Webster’s father, Noah Cornish, who was given charge of the Webster-inisters in New York, was appointed by President sordid Lieutenant Governor John Quincy Adams to the important commission to cajole theomination of New York colony. The younger Webster joined the Continental Congress of 1775 and fought at Princeton and was one of the fiercest men in the battle of Fort Washington. His actions earned him a promotion to the rank of brigadier general.

When the American Revolution started, Webster fought at Federalist’s army in the Virginia desert. Soon, however, he was drawn into the controversy over the preserves of Richmond and he was ordered to cut off the American supply line to the Matricula and the British Army was forced to defend the pass against the British, leading to the ultimate destruction of Fort Richmond. Political cartoonist Thomas Nast used a cartoon to illustrate the significance of Fort Richmond: “Here, on the ground before the parapet, the pent-up men of theArmy had spent the day-long month ofllan in passive resistance to the invaders. Gradually, feints and strategic feints failed, the patriots were compelled to fall on the Rebellion’s breast and awake May 17, 1st, to die by their guns. Fort Richmond Defended by Virginiaunes and Watchers.”

During the Civil War, Webster was a virtual shut-out of political office. Nevertheless, in the political atmosphere of the times, Abraham Lincoln designated Webster his Secretary of War. Lincoln then persuaded the reluctant Webster to support the second draft of the U.S. Declaration of Independence.