In the video of John Henry it said thathis wife made that hammer for him, and when they started singing asong it said that hewas born with a 20 lbs. Fictional chronicle of Squanto's life prior to and including the arrival of the "Mayflower" in 1620. Well before the 19th century, sea songs were common on rowing vessels. And Pecos Bill< who can make the Gulf of Mexico or make the Rio Grande! You must comment on this post with your thoughts (probably a good paragraph or two – maybe more), then, come back and comment on what other people have said – you are required to make an effort to keep the conversation going by replying to at least 2 other students (more than just “I agree” or “you are right.” Give them reasons why you agree/disagree or what they said that was meaningful – make this a discussion). Smith led expeditions to explore the regions surrounding Jamestown, and it was during one of these that the chief of the Powhatan Native Americans captured Smith. When they get passed on, more people extend the stories, which is one reason why they are called tall tales. American folklore and tall tales don’t always include just men and women of larger-than-life size or humans that accomplish a feat that only a god could; often, these folklore heroes get … like Pecos bill was the best cowboy ever. Be sure to type out your answers in complete sentences. but the song about Davy Crockett was annoying. I think American people started telling these stories about these people because the United States didn’t have any tall tales.

Like the people on the railroad. I agree with Richard they did work really hard and were so good at what they did they became Tall Tales.

So after getting passed on and told to friends and family things got pretty ridiculous. I agree with you. They started to tell these stories because every state wanted to have their own personal hero. The film has grossed up to $47 million in the United States and $84 million worldwide. One scene incorporates the John Phillip Sousa march Stars and Stripes Forever. These stories grew over time because so many people would tell other people and would change it. People also told these stories to have folktales in America. Two best friends witness a murder and embark on a series of adventures in order to prove the innocence of the man wrongly accused of the crime. Everybody knows these classic American tall tales were exaggerated. I agree because America did want their own stories, because we were the only country that didn’t have any stories. we wanted something to believe in. These stories grew over time because one person would tell their kids then the kids would tell their kids a little different and more exciting and then it would go on and on the same way.

It is generally dated to the early 19th century, when soldiers from Athy, County Kildare served the British East India Company.

Then they started to change over the past’s year. France, 1625: Young d'Artagnan heads to Paris to join the Musketeers but the evil cardinal has disbanded them - save 3. That wouldn’t help them at all. Folk music includes both traditional music and the genre that evolved from it during the 20th century folk revival. lauren when they told these stories they also stretched the truth a lot. So, every time a person passed down the story it changed,and it changed again. Each one of them are real people that have lived but the story of their life change each time they are told, they change a little. Back in the 1800’s these “tall tales” were made so The United States could have there stories to pass down. One reason the story’s grew so fast and wildly was that people carried a sort of pride in there folk hero’s. People started telling tall tales based off of real stories or a truth. American people started telling tales about those characters in the 1800’s because most of the characters lived in the late 1700’s and the early 1800’s. "Oh My Darling, Clementine" (1884) is an American western folk ballad believed to have been based on another song called Down by the River Liv'd a Maiden (1863). "Paddy Works on the Erie" is another version of the song. Research conducted by the National Museum of American History notes that the story of Betsy Ross making the first American flag for General George Washington entered into American consciousness about the time of the 1876 centennial celebrations. People would tell these stories and they would take out the part that they thought was boring and put in a more interesting part. Learn how and when to remove this template message. There is, however, no credible historical evidence that the story is true.