Search Results

Free Essays
Good Essays
Better Essays
Stronger Essays
Powerful Essays
Term Papers
Research Papers

Your search returned over 400 essays for "Jimmy carter"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>

These results are sorted by most relevant first (ranked search). You may also sort these by color rating or essay length.

Title Length Color Rating  
Jimmy Carter - Jimmy Carter Jimmy Carter, America’s thirty-ninth president, was born on October first 1924. He was born to James Earl and Lillian Carter in southwest Georgia. Surprisingly, he was the first president to be born in a hospital. He was the oldest of four children. He had a younger brother, Billy and two sisters: Gloria and Ruth. The Carters grew up on a farm in Plains Georgia where they farmed for peanuts. His dad was a successful farmer and Jimmy didn’t seem to mind helping out. Once he said, "As a child my greatest ambition was to be valuable around the farm and to please my father." He loved his father very much and had always wanted to please him....   [tags: Jimmy Carter President Biography United States] 1741 words
(5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Politics of Jimmy Carter - Jimmy Carter 1977-1981 The United States has had several different presidents of which have been in office for 8 years because they have been re-elected by us the citizens. The story of James Earl Carter Jr. or better known as President Jimmy Carter, as every other president the United States has had is different. Jimmy Carter was in office as president of the United States of America for four years only. He was president from 1977 through 1981; during this time period many different event occurred....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
:: 4 Works Cited
1546 words
(4.4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Smiling President: Jimmy Carter - On October 1, 1924, Jimmy Carter was born in Plains, Georgia which is a small little farm town with a population of about 600. Jimmy grew up in the great depression, although his family was one of the more wealthy families as his dad was a very successful farmer and businessman. Growing up during segregation Jimmy’s dad was a strong believer of the system his mother, however, was an outspoken iconoclast and didn’t believe in segregation. Jimmy took after his mother and did not believe in segregation....   [tags: Nobel Peace Prize winners]
:: 3 Works Cited
935 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Turning Point by Jimmy Carter - Turning Point by Jimmy Carter provides a look into his first experience with politics as he runs for the Georgia state senate in 1962. He believed it was possible to change the direction his home state was headed, specifically focusing on education. Instead of having a run-of-the-mill experience in democracy, he faced election corruption by those in power and legal challenges up until the moment he was finally sworn in as state senator. The Supreme Court case of Baker v. Carr established what was known as the “one man, one vote” rule, where all votes were ruled to carry equal weight in elections....   [tags: democrat and republicans, political power] 1478 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Biography of Jimmy Carter - A lot of people have an incorrect thought of a hero. They think a hero is somebody in tights and a cape who uses superpowers to save people. A hero is not only that, and it not just a man or women who goes out and saves people. Yes, that may be a hero however, heroes can be normal people who do an outstanding thing in the community. Jimmy Carter did not go out saving individual lives, but he changed the way we take care of hostage situations which has over the years saved a lot of lives. President Carter not only change the hostage situations he also created two cabinet departments, the department of Energy and the department of Education, both of which are extremely successful, and much ne...   [tags: american history, president, democrat] 1403 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Jimmy Carter - In 1976 Jimmy Carter, a small peanut farmer from Georgia was elected the President of the United Sates. Carter had limited experience in the National Political Arena. He used his inexperience to his advantage and promised to restore honesty and morality to the government. After the corruption that the United States had seen within the previous administrations of Nixon and Ford, Carter was welcomed with open arms. During his presidency Carter was faced with a plethora of domestic and foreign issues....   [tags: BIography, President of the United States] 960 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Quick Look at Jimmy Carter's Accomplishments - My visit to Jimmy Carter center was a wonderful experience. Before visiting to Carter center, I never knew that there are presidential libraries in the U.S. However, after my visit I learned a lot about Jimmy Carter and also learned that President Jimmy Carter is from Georgia. A Presidential library illustrates a biography of the former president and this helps visitors to know how sociological imagination has influenced the president’s life story and what outside force motivates a person to become a president of the United States....   [tags: US presidents of the XXth century] 582 words
(1.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Jimmy Carter and the Iranian Hostage Crisis - ... for medical treatment. This action caused a lot of commotion in Iran and caused the Iranian Hostage Crisis. With the shah still sick, it was hard to manage what was back in Iran. The speed of change in Iran was too hard to get command. “The shah was in trouble, reaping the harvest of years of brutal and unpopular policies, including the use of secret police that controlled dissent with arbitrary arrests and torture.” It was obvious that the shah had lost all control of his people of Iran, but the president had hoped for an alliance of opponents to be formed....   [tags: Nobel Peace prize winners]
:: 6 Works Cited
1016 words
(2.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Best Former President: Jimmy Carter - James Earl Carter, better known as Jimmy Carter, was the thirty-ninth president of the United States of America. Carter was born in Plains, Georgia on October 1, 1924. He was born into a simple farm family consisting of his parents: James Earl and Lillian Gordy, and his three siblings: Gloria, Ruth, and William Alton. As a young adult Carter began to show his leadership through academics when he not only became the first person to graduate from high school on his father’s side but also became the valedictorian of his class at Plains High School in 1941....   [tags: foreign affairs, international conflict]
:: 6 Works Cited
974 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Jimmy Carter and the Iranian Hostage Crisis - ... (“The Iranian Hostage Crisis”). Shortly after, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini released most of the African American and female hostages, claiming that they suffered enough injustice in America; more were released later due to illnesses they developed during captivity. Around this time, Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi chose to leave the United States after finishing his cancer treatment and travelled to Panama, eventually returning back to Egypt. The United Nations Security Council passed a resolution demanding the release of the hostages, but it had no effect on the protesters....   [tags: US-Iran relations, US presidential feats]
:: 8 Works Cited
1311 words
(3.7 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Jimmy Carter - Peanut Farmer Turned President - Jimmy Carter - Peanut Farmer Turned President “President of what?” (Time, 1977, pg.5) if this is the reaction Jimmy Carter’s own family asked upon his announcement of running for president, how was he going to manage to get the country to vote for him. This ambitious decision was quite extraordinary considering Jimmy Carter had once been a peanut farmer until an accident permanently bent his thumb. The only form of political office he had held was one term as a Governor from Georgia. But Jimmy Carter realized after listening to the concerns and mood of the nation, this was an ideal time for an outsider, such as himself, to run for Presidency....   [tags: US History President Carter] 1074 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Jimmy Carter - James Earl Carter, Jr. He is better known as Jimmy Carter. When I first saw James Earl Carter, Jr.'s name, I had no idea who it was. But when I heard that it was Jimmy Carter I knew exactly who it was. He was the 39th president. I didn't know that off the bat but after some very light research I found that out. He served from Jan. 20, 1977, to Jan. 20, 1981. But let's start the Jimmy Carter story at the beginning, the way back beginning. James Earl Carter, Jr. was born October 1, 1924, in Plains, Georgia, into a family of fifth-generation Georgians....   [tags: Biography] 1214 words
(3.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
President Jimmy Carter - President Jimmy Carter The President of Peace Jimmy Carter was born October 1, 1924, in the small farming town of Plains, Georgia, and grew up in the nearby community of Archery. His father, James Earl Carter, Sr., was a farmer and businessman; his mother, Lillian Gordy, a registered nurse. He was educated in the Plains public schools, attended Georgia Southwestern College and the Georgia Institute of Technology, and received a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Naval Academy in 1946....   [tags: Biography]
:: 3 Works Cited
1521 words
(4.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
I Wanted to Share My Father’s World - Although single parenthood is on the rise in homes today, children still often have a father role in their life. It does not matter who the part is filled by: a father, uncle, older brother, grandfather, etc...; in almost all cases, those relationships between the father (figure) and child have lasting impacts on the youth the rest of their lives. In “I Wanted to Share My Father’s World,” Jimmy Carter tells the audience no matter the situation with a father, hold onto every moment. As Carter opens the poem, he tells how at this point in his life, he still has this essential want for things his own father presented him growing up....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Jimmy Carter] 567 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
To What Extent Were the Moscow Olympic Games of 1980 Affected by Cold War Tensions? - ... Period after the Games Following the boycott, things did not get any better between the two nations and as a result sports continued to suffer. The Soviets also boycotted the 1984 Olympic Games hosted by the US; “In what appeared to be a tit-for-tat boycott, the Soviet Union and 14 Eastern Bloc countries would boycott the 1984 Olympic Games in Los Angeles” (DW staff (nda)). C: Evaluation of Sources Ḥazan, Barukh. Olympic Sports and Propaganda Games: Moscow 1980. Ne Jersey: Transaction Publishers, 1982....   [tags: Olympic boycott, Jimmy Carter]
:: 10 Works Cited
1626 words
(4.6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
World War II to the Gulf War by Stephen E. Ambrose - ... Thus, he quickly touches upon a few themes, for example, the strike on Pearl Harbor and its influences on the war in the Pacific, while talking about different clashes, in the same way--- as the wars in Korea and Vietnam, in much more stupendous understanding. His objective was to condense American foreign policy and its advancement all around the twentieth century, and he achieves this objective in a book that peruses more like a novel than a history course reading. Since it initially showed up in 1971, Rise to Globalism has sold a huge number of duplicates....   [tags: foreign policy, jimmy carter] 1656 words
(4.7 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
The Moscow 1980 Olympics Boycott - The Olympic Boycott The Olympic boycott was the attempt to keep many nations out of the 1980 Moscow Olympics, in a movement to draw the Soviets out of the Afghanistan war. The U.S knew that if they could start a boycott that it would ripple through all the nations and they would all follow the boycott. The U.S. didn’t want the Olympics to come to an end, they were hoping to put Russia in a position where they would have to make the soviets pull out. If the Soviets didn’t withdraw from the war, then Moscow could be looking at major debts for the 1980 Olympics....   [tags: Jimmy Carter, cold war]
:: 5 Works Cited
890 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
President Jimmy Carter and Big Government Spending - ... Supply-side went off the idea that, “tax rates affect a person’s incentive to work, save, and invest. To put it simply: lower tax rates create more economic energy, which generates more economic activity, which produces a greater flow of revenue to the government” (Gramm, Phil). This was known as the Laffer Curve. When Reagan first came into office he was dealing with marginal rates at about 70% of returns on savings and investments, but as he left office, 33% was the highest rate in the tax code which even dropped to 28%....   [tags: economic recession, liberal democrat] 1271 words
(3.6 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Presidency of James Carter - ... He constantly told voters, “I’ll never tell a lie” (History.com). Through this he managed to build his reputation as someone different than the current government officials. He portrayed himself as a man of people by dressing informally and adopting a speaking style of folk. One of President Carter’s goals was to focus on social and economic reform (History.com). President Carter ran with an idea to make the government “competent and compassionate” (Freidel). He planned on resolving problems for the greater good in order to meet the people’s expectations....   [tags: 39th US president ]
:: 4 Works Cited
955 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Life Story of Kevin Carter - This essay is to tell the life story of Kevin Carter, the Famous Pulitzer Prize Photographer and his work. Kevin was born in 13 September 1960 and ended his life 27 July 1994 when he was at a young age when he was 33. Even though Kevin was descended from English immigrants, Carters was not part of the Afrikaner mainstream who favor apartheid, actually he fight against it which made his life difficult. Kevin's parents Jimmy and Roma are Roman Catholics and accepted apartheid. Yet Kevin questioned it openly and wonder what they can do to change it since he was a teenager....   [tags: photographer, apartheif, violence, spirit, photos] 1266 words
(3.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
American Politics: Party Realignment and State Politics - What is the recent political history of your district and state. The political history of my state of Florida has largely been dominated by democrats. They have voted democrat presidents consistently on back to back occasions. Republicans however pull electro surprises by taking advantage of differences in the democrat camps. The most notable is Richard Nixon’s 1968 heist in which rode the political realignment wave resulting from white’s disapproval of the approaches from the Movement. Since then the state has voted Democrats presidential candidates in 1976 elections -Jimmy Carter, 1996 elections -Bill Clinton and Barrack Obama in 2008 and 2012 elections....   [tags: democrats, republicans, carter, nixon]
:: 4 Works Cited
1292 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Brief Biography of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter - One, two, three. The Hurricane gets the Knockout. Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was an African American boxer whose name was spoken over well-known media programming throughout the country. Rubin Carter got the nickname of “the Hurricane” because of his fierce left hook. A New Jersey promoter by the name of Jimmy Colotto gave him this nickname when he saw him box and it has stuck with him ever since (Company). He won 21 matches in his career and overcame immense racial prejudice to achieve his life-long dreams and goals....   [tags: Biography, African American Boxer, The Hurricane]
:: 6 Works Cited
1102 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
President Bush and FISA - The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act of 1978 was a necessary measure signed by President Jimmy Carter in an effort to stop the CIA, FBI, NSA, and other executive powers from conducting warrantless wiretaps of domestic groups for so-called national security purposes. This was necessary because findings by the Church Committee in the early 1970s suggested that warrantless wiretapping had been going on for quite some time by these government entities and was exacerbated by President Nixon and the Watergate scandal....   [tags: 9 11, Wiretapping, President Carter]
:: 5 Works Cited
2088 words
(6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Iranian Hostage Crisis - In this paper I will begin by providing background information on the Iranian Hostage Crisis and how the Carter Administration dealt with Iran. Next, I will focus on applying liberalism at the individual level to show that the Carter Administration was inconsistent in decision-making process during the crisis. I conclude that by using liberalism that the Carter Administration failed because President Carter should have applied the perspective of Secretary of State Cyrus Vance instead of listening to outside pressures from other members of his cabinet....   [tags: Carter Administration, radical Islam, liberalism]
:: 8 Works Cited
2852 words
(8.1 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Angela Carter's Wise Children - Angela Carter’s attitude towards her work has always been one with intrinsic feminism at its roots. Carter’s feminist attitude within her novel Wise Children has given the reader a much more realistic and intuitive approach to Shakespeare. Carter conveys ideas of feminism through matriarchy and the power of womanhood, or rather new family structures of an acceptance of an absentee father. In some aspects, her work is an invitation to criticisms towards Shakespeare’s lack of matriarchal concentration and sometimes all together absentation, and realistic approaches towards female characters....   [tags: Angela Carter, Feminism]
:: 8 Works Cited
2737 words
(7.8 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Carters loss of popularity - The 1970's was a difficult time period in American history filled with chaos, domestic and international crises, and very poor presidential leadership. Richard Nixon was president during the early years of the seventies and he was far from popular in the eyes of the American people. With inflation rapidly rising, Nixon soon became unfavorable, and with the controversy surrounding his actions concerning the Watergate Crisis, he was impeached and forced to resign. His Vice President, Gerald R. Ford, soon took his place in the White House....   [tags: American History, Politics ] 2200 words
(6.3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Stephen L. Carter´s Just Be Nice - After reading the article, “Just Be Nice,” by Stephen L. Carter, and then considering responses to the questions posed for this assignment I was left somewhat stunted. Exactly what audience did the author intend to reach. What was his purpose. However, the next question stands out as being the main culprit in this writer’s dilemma, because it appears to lead the student down a road that, at the least, assumes that Carter had effectively made his point and that the article works. So then, the response to the later must be formed in a question as well, “Effective as what, and works for whom?” Finally, the assignment requires examples to be cited that indicate how and why the article works....   [tags: Carter, disbelief, schools, etiquette]
:: 3 Works Cited
874 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Shadow of Greatness of Jimmy Collins - ... Hebrews 13:17 Obey your leaders, and submit to them; for they keep watch over your souls, as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you. The first thing that Mr. Collins spoke of was the idea of demonstrating respect. Demonstrating being the operative word. This goes light years beyond calling the your boss “Sir or Ma’am”. This even goes beyond dressing appropriately and showing up on time (which are, of course imperatives)....   [tags: creative followership, bible] 848 words
(2.4 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Gender Roles in Angela Carter's The Company of Wolves - Gender Roles in Angela Carter's The Company of Wolves In her transformation of the well-known fable "Little Red Riding Hood," Angela Carter plays upon the reader's familiarity. By echoing elements of the allegory intended to scare and thus caution young girls, she evokes preconceptions and stereotypes about gender roles. In the traditional tale, Red sticks to "the path," but needs to be rescued from the threatening wolf by a hunter or "woodsman." Carter retells the story with a modern perspective on women....   [tags: Carter Company of Wolves Essays]
:: 1 Works Cited
812 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Gothic Conventions in The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter - Gothic Conventions in The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter The Gothic is often distinguished by an atmosphere of terror, darkness, mystery, the unexplained and the transgression of boundaries. This essay will attempt to dissect how Angela Carter uses Gothic conventions in the passage taken out of her novel, 'The Bloody Chamber'. One of the most predominant conventions manipulated here is that of a dark and mysterious atmosphere. Throughout the passage the feeling of terror prevails. This is first started by the protagonist's taking of a "forbidden key"....   [tags: The Bloody Chamber Angela Carter] 1355 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Magic Realism in Wise Children by Angela Carter - Magic Realism in Wise Children by Angela Carter Magical realism is a primarily Latin American literary movement from the 1960s onwards, which integrates realistic portrayals of the ordinary with elements of fantasy and myths. The result of this is a rich but disturbing world that appears at once to be very dreamlike. The term ‘magical realism’ was first used by German art critic, Franz Roh, who said it was a way of depicting ‘the enigmas of reality’ and literary critic Isabel Allende has said that ‘in magic realism we find the transformation of the common and the everyday into the awesome and the unreal....   [tags: Wise Children Angela Carter Magic Realism Essays] 787 words
(2.2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Determined Victor Jimmy Connors - The Determined Victor Jimmy Connors The Determined Victor What is a hero. A hero is someone who has achieved many goals in their life; someone admired for his impressive exploits; or someone who shows tremendous courage. A hero controls a great deal of power of authority, or strong influence over others. When people envision a hero, they usually think of a champion, a paragon, a conqueror, or a celebrity. Jimmy Connors represented all these qualities. He displayed power when he was on the tennis court, and he asserted his force off the court....   [tags: Essays Papers] 675 words
(1.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
JIMMY HOFFA - The day Jimmy Hoffa didn't come home By Pat Zacharias / The Detroit News On July 30, 1975, James Riddle Hoffa left his Lake Orion home for a meeting. Paroled from federal prison three years earlier, the former Teamster president had recently announced plans to try to wrestle back control of the union he had built with his bare knuckles from his protege -- now adversary -- Frank Fitzsimmons. Anthony Giacalone, a reputed captain of organized crime in Detroit, was supposed to meet Hoffa that day....   [tags: essays research papers] 8922 words
(25.5 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The One and The Only Jimmy Valvano - ... He had crazy aspirations that ultimately shaped who he would become in later decades. When James Valvano was around the age of seventeen he pondered what he wanted to be when he grew up, just like many of his peers at that age. James took a small index card and wrote down everything he wanted to accomplish in his life. On that single index card, James wrote he wanted to play high school basketball, collegiate basketball, become an assistant, and head basketball coach, win a game at New York’s Madison Square Garden, and cut down the nets after winning a college National Championship....   [tags: espy, coach, cancer] 1023 words
(2.9 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Murder of Jimmy Hoffa - Chuckie was Jimmy Hoffa’s foster son…he and I were going to be part of the bait to lure Jimmy into a car with Sally Bugs…. Jimmy was supposed to feel safe with me in Chuckie’s car so he’d go to the “house with the brown shingles” and walk right in the door with me as his back up…. Chuckie was just an innocent bystander…all he knew was that he was taking us to pick up Jimmy... and then driving us all back to an important meeting with important people….(Brandt, 2005, p. 252) Chuckie arrived to the house and the Sally and Frank climbed into the car....   [tags: history, mafia, unions]
:: 2 Works Cited
1071 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Taking a Look at Jimmy Doolittle - ... Doolittle died in Pebble Beach, California at the age of ninety- six and is now buried at Arlington National Cemetery. James Harold Doolittle was born on December 14, 1896, in Alameda, California. He spent most of his youth with his mother in California while his father was in Nome, Alaska looking for gold. When he was three, Jimmy went with his mom to join his dad in Nome, where he learned how to fight off bullies and drive a dogsled. But at the age of eleven James Doolittle went back to Los Angeles with his mother where he went to high school and had an interest in flying....   [tags: notorious airplane pilots] 563 words
(1.6 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Jimmy is a Justifiable Jerk: The Question of Love in Atwood’s Oryx and Crake - “ ‘You can’t buy it, but it has a price,’ said Oryx. ‘Everything has a price’ ” (Atwood 138). If everything has a price then everything is a product and if something is a product, it is made to be used in some shape or form. What of love though. Does love follow under the category of something. In Margaret Atwood’s novel Oryx and Crake, Jimmy, the protagonist, hints at the idea that love cannot be bought in his discussion with Oryx. How ironic this idea is for Jimmy to consider when the reader considers Jimmy’s use of love....   [tags: literary and character analysis]
:: 3 Works Cited
1929 words
(5.5 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Jimmy Draper's article 'Gay or Not' - Jimmy Draper’s (2010) article “Gay or not?!”: Gay men, straight masculinities, and the construction of the Details audience” analyzes the representation of gayness in the magazine industry. This article specifically targeted and analyzed the relationship how gayness was used to help construct straight masculinity in the men’s lifestyle magazine known as Details. Draper’s (2010) research regarding gayness to establish differences between models of straight masculinity in the magazine industry was extensive....   [tags: representation of gayness in magazine industry] 566 words
(1.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Carter, the Underdog - The students inside of the classroom started to gather their belongings and prepared to head to their next class. Carter Griffin is among the students in the classroom. Carter is gifted teen, who is humble and for the most part keeps to himself. He’s an athlete in whom he separates himself among his teammates due to his work ethics but he previously became the team’s most imposing offensive weapon in a manner that he didn’t want to take any pride in. As Carter began to leave the classroom, he was stopped briefly by his Sociology teacher Mrs....   [tags: short story] 2218 words
(6.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Carter's Transformation in the Film The Hurricane - In the film "The Hurricane" directed by Norman Jewison, an interesting character was Rubin Carter. Carter is an interesting character because of the changes he goes through throughout his life in prison until he is freed in 1988. Carter is aggressive and angry at first but has developed into a calmer and wiser man when he meets Lesra, a young African-American boy inspired by Carter's story. From the time of his meeting with Lesra to the end of the film, Carter begins to realize the importance of trust and eventually, this is what sets him free....   [tags: Film Analysis, Movie Analysis] 597 words
(1.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Power of Teamwork in Coach Carter - “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. You playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We were all meant to shine, as children do. It’s not just in some of us it’s in everyone. And as we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others”....   [tags: film, leadership, values]
:: 1 Works Cited
1479 words
(4.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Transformational Leadership of Coach Carter - ... He stated "the two best markers have left, there will be two new best markers this year." The third quality of transformational leaders is their commitment to the community. Transformational leaders focus upon others as opposed to focuses on themselves (Bass & Riggio, 2008). This leadership style is often involved in activities within the community in order to benefit others. Occasionally these changes may be long term and hard work to achieve, however through commitment and encouragement they are possible....   [tags: performance, basketball team, athletes] 1189 words
(3.4 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Lieutenant Jimmy Cross: The Things They Carried - One of the main characters of The Things They Carried ,written by Tim O’Brien ,named Lieutenant Jimmy Cross and he was only 24 years old, yet he carried the responsibility for the lives of his men. Like most men in the war Jimmy Cross did not sign up for it, he was drafted, and often times his mind was elsewhere trying to escape the realities of the war. He was young and often thought about what most do at his age, women. He had a particular girl, and he was often caught daydreaming about this girl back home....   [tags: character analysis, Tim O'Brien novel] 641 words
(1.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Bloody Chamber by Angela Carter - ... The Countess makes attempts to ensure the girl dies; representing her desperation not to be seen as ‘an older model’. She also realises that the rose bites “”It bites!” She said.” Carter (1995, page 62); that the price of being a man's object is the pain of unrealistic levels of beauty and a loss of her personal identity. Carter is clearly pointing out the objectification and subjugation of women through the theme of pornography. In "The Snow Child," the girl is a mere pornographic image, a mental embodiment of naked attractiveness desired by the Count....   [tags: bluebeard, interpretation, transformation]
:: 6 Works Cited
2038 words
(5.8 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Overview Of The Movie Coach Carter - Laying down in your bed, you hear this consistent knocking. You try to sleep through it but it seems as if it will never quit. Curious, you roll out of bed away from the comfort of your wife’s warm body but cautiously move closer, step by step downstairs into the direction of the sound. Each step you take wondering whether or not your house is being robbed. You finally ease your way downstairs and quickly flip the light switch only to find your home empty and totally void of any damage or evidence of a theft of any kind; however, you still hear the sound....   [tags: film movie] 1507 words
(4.3 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
The Magic Toyshop by Angela Carter - Angela Carter wrote in various forms, she wrote novels, poetry, film scripts and she also translated the fairy tales of Charles Perrault and edited the Virago Book of Fairy Tales1. The Magic Toyshop is Angela Carter's second novel and winner of the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize (1969)2. The Magic Toyshop is a Bildungsroman, it follows the coming of age of Melanie, as she becomes aware of herself, her environment, and her own sexuality. The Magic Toyshop can in many ways be seen as following the conventions of a fairy tale and has been categorised as some as 'Magic Realism'....   [tags: fairy tales, charles perault]
:: 4 Works Cited
1948 words
(5.6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Coach Carter by Jasmine Jones - ... A common issue with placing sports over academics is that more money is spent on sports than on student’s education. Steven Conn mentions in the article “In College Classrooms, the Problem Is High-School Athletics” that “the growth of high-school athletics over the past generation has necessarily meant fewer resources devoted to academics, especially in the zero-sum budgetary environment of so many school districts.” Which means that schools are more willing to spend money on their athlete’s needs than on a student attending classed....   [tags: story and character analysis]
:: 2 Works Cited
698 words
(2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter - ... For example, after Gabrielle suggests a "Where's Waldo", Hamish's reaction is "No, I'm still not allowed back in Morocco." However, this time the reaction causes the suggestion to make even less sense. It was times like this that I, as the reader, became acutely aware that I was an outsider in the world of thieves. Also, a consistent feature of the book is that many events, such as bits of seemingly insignificant dialogue, and little gestures made by the characters are never really explained until later....   [tags: Kat and Hale's powerful bond ] 1455 words
(4.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Concert Report: Aaron Carter - The venue and the atmosphere were phenomenal for the Aaron Concert I attended with my lovely girlfriend. It was very upbeat and modern with how old but popular his music is still. Aaron Carter was a huge hit when I was about 8 years old and you could tell by the age of the audience, that that was his prime years. The concert was in Bloomington Illinois at The Castle Theatre October 7, 2013. I bought the tickets for my girlfriend’s birthday in August. I loved the concert and being able to spend time with my girlfriend and see how much she loved the music made it an awesome experience....   [tags: musical experiences] 684 words
(2 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien - ... “He pictured Martha’s smooth young face, thinking he loved her more than anything, more than his men, and now Ted Lavender was dead because he loved her so much and could not stop thinking about her” (O’Brien 6.) The story of Martha and Jimmy shows the trials and tribulations of love during a war. He was responsible for the entire Alpha Company, for everything that they did and yet all he could think about was one women who was all the way across the world, safe at her home. Jimmy and Martha show how it is for military couples....   [tags: martha, jimmy] 593 words
(1.7 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
A Brief Look at Rubin Hurricane Carter - ... (Passaic) “Oliver's establishment was reputed to be a haven for anti-black sentiments at a time when racial tensions in the city were high.” (Passaic) “A possible motive was created earlier in the evening, after a black man had been killed elsewhere in the city by a white man shortly after arguing over business matters.”(Passaic)Two eye witness identify Carter’s 1966 Dodge and the police main mission became to find the car described by the witnesses. When Carter was pulled over, two cops realized the description of the killers' getaway car exactly matched Carter's Dodge after letting him go....   [tags: wrongful conviction cases] 776 words
(2.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
A Brief Biography of Rubin Hurricane Carter - In this educated person biography I chose to write about Rubin “Hurricane” Carter an African American boxer contending for the middleweight championship of the world but was wrongly convicted of a triple murder at the height of his boxing prowess on June 17, 1966 in Paterson, New Jersey and spent 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. Rubin Carter was born on May 6, 1937 in Clifton, New Jersey. Ever since he was a young boy he had been a troubled youth in and out of boy’s homes and later in his teens started serving minor time in jail for petty crimes of theft and assault, thou he later attributed this in his biography of not having parents or family to help him understand and dea...   [tags: African American boxers] 824 words
(2.4 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
The Courtship of Mr. Lyon, by Angela Carter - Within the Beauty and the Beast inspired ten pages of Angela Carter’s short narrative “The Courtship of Mr. Lyon”, the narrator employs the contradicting nature of the Palladian house prior and succeeding the presence of Beauty to express both the mental and physical deterioration of the Beast. When Beauty first returns to the house after several months hiatus, she notices a rather “doleful groaning of the hinges” as she opens the door (Carter 50). Such a noise is reflective of the fact that they have not been physically oiled for a long duration of time, and that the Beast has ceased to maintain their smooth transition for her return due to an ever weakening state of hope....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Summary] 750 words
(2.1 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Hoffa - The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Hoffa James Riddle Hoffa greatly changed the way America looked at unions and their members. Hoffa rose from the single parent teachings of his mom to an independent man who would fight for his people. Gaining experience from age seven in defending himself, and gaining leadership experience by leading a warehouse strike at age seventeen, Hoffa was destined to be a fighter. Losing was not in his genes and some may believe losing was not in his vocabulary. Hoffa would let nothing stand in his way from achieving a goal he had set for himself....   [tags: Papers] 3160 words
(9 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Coach Carter: Teamwork - Teamwork is the combined action of a group of people, especially when effective and efficient. Any group of people could form “teams”, but when you form a group where everyone can work together and teach each other things such as self-respect and self-confidence, you have teamwork. When everyone is struggling, why not help each other out. Coach Ken Carter in demand of respect and commitment transforms a group of teenage boys into a group of young men in the movie Coach Carter. The fact that Coach Carter had transformed this group of boys is not why I enjoyed this movie....   [tags: basketball, self-worth, challenges] 986 words
(2.8 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Coach Carter: The Dynamic Change in the Players - Laying down in here, you hear this consistent knocking. You try to sleep through but it’s consistently knocking seeming as if it will never quit. Curious, you roll out of bed away from the comfort of your wife’s warm body, but you cautiously move closer step by step downstairs into the direction of the sound. Each step you take wondering whether or not your house is being robbed. You finally ease your way downstairs and quickly flipped the light switch only to find no one and your home to have no damage or evidence of a theft of any kind; however, you still hear the sound....   [tags: Samuel L Jackson, Basketball, Movie] 863 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash - ... The peak of his drug addiction is when he met a girl name Waylon Jennings. Those two started a one and a half year drug crazed rampage pushing john to very brink of death nearly dying twice of an almost drug overdose. John moved to Nashville hoping to kick the addiction. That’s when john met a girl name June carter; “he credits her on saving him and cleaning his life and career”.() Johnny cash proposed to June carter in front of thousands of fans. They both had a child together named john carter cash....   [tags: biography, musician]
:: 6 Works Cited
822 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Dominic Carter's Struggle With Mental Illness - Mental illness is a plague that incapacitates the human brain and corrupts people’s thoughts and feelings. “In the United States and internationally mental disorders are common.“ According to the National Institute of mental Health (Statistic, page 1) an estimated 26.2 percent of American ages 18 and older , that’s about one in four adults, suffer from diagnosable mental disorder in a given year”. Many people walk the challenges of mental illness without a proper diagnosis, or confirming their suspicion that something is wrong with how they are functioning on a daily basis....   [tags: Mental Illness] 1296 words
(3.7 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Imperfect Endings by Zoe Fitzgerald Carter - My first thought when I started reading Imperfect Endings was that it was going to be a depressing story about a selfish woman who planned to end her life, and her loving daughter who was dragged into her mother's complicated life. How wrong I was. It was really about the struggle of a daughter, and the suffering of a mother with their fair share of setbacks. The tension slowly faded when Carter distributed generous intervals of humour in between and at serious points of the memoir. I began to unearth and piece together the messages that were scattered throughout the book....   [tags: personal response] 805 words
(2.3 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
A Personal Analysis of Jimmy Bacca's Coming Into Language - My life was a mess at the beginning. It all started in the year 2007. I was in grade 7 at that time. I used to be that boy who loved to sit with his friends play around and laugh on stupid jokes just to have fun. Almost everything changed that year nothing stayed the same again. I enjoyed my time a lot with my friends never saw that day coming. That they will all turn against me just because I refused to give them the homework on a Sunday morning. I used to give them the homework all the time....   [tags: struggle, hardship, respect, determination, ]
:: 1 Works Cited
1411 words
(4 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Jimmy Cross: Life Story - There is something special about human beings. Human beings have the capacity to sacrifice themselves for others. Not all do it and many do just the opposite. In the story “The Things They Carried” by Tim O’BRIEN, demonstrates that statement. Jimmy Cross, who is 1st lieutenant of his platoon, is a man of integrity and grace which unfortunately starts to diminish throughout his journey. Jimmy begins to fantasize of, “love” which starts to interfere with his daily life, subsequently leading to his excess amount of emotional baggage that he carries, but, ultimately he realizes his fault and he begins to reconstruct his outlook on life tremendously....   [tags: The Things They Carried Tim O'Brien Essays] 1153 words
(3.3 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Redemption Theme in Cathedral by Raymond Carter - Redemption can be explained as gaining possession of something in exchange for payment. In order to achieve something, one must do something in return. The end result of redemption may be unknown to the person and what their payment is may be a sacrifice. This motif is relayed in the short story, “Cathedral,” by Raymond Carver, by a man who gains new vision from an unlikely source. “Cathedral” consists of three individuals. The narrator is the main character, which the story revolves around. The wife of the narrator is the second character, who is the least relevant....   [tags: Blind, Sacrifice]
:: 5 Works Cited
1957 words
(5.6 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Angela Carter’s The Bood Chamber - In Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber, the theme of transformation appears throughout the short story cycle. The hero/heroine’s virginity acts as a source of strength that protects them from harm. Their lack of fear also saves them from death. Virginity acts as power of potentia, either literally or symbolically and results in a release of an observed transformative power. The bloody chamber serves a different symbolic purpose of transformation for Beauty in “The Courtship of Mr Lyon”, the heroine in “The Tiger’s Bride” and the Countess in “The Lady of the House of Love”....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Transformation]
:: 4 Works Cited
1761 words
(5 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Carter’s, Inc. Final Review - Carter’s, Inc. Final Review Ethics in a business is a very important issue, especially in marketing. Customers want to be informed of products and their qualities, but they also want the information to be truthful. The purpose of a marketing department is to communicate products to potential customers so that they will be more inclined to purchase the product. This is where ethics comes into play. If a company makes their product look more desirable than it is, it is very likely that the consumers will be disappointed in the product....   [tags: Business]
:: 2 Works Cited
1987 words
(5.7 pages)
Term Papers [preview]
Jimmy Hoffa - Jimmy Hoffa was a very powerful leader and president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehouseman, and Helpers of America, whose mysterious disappearance, suspected of being Mafia connected, on July 30, 1975 has never been solved. Hoffa was a major figure in the Supermob, the go-betweens of the upper world and the mafia world. As the Teamster president, Jimmy had two very important voters: his members and the gangsters that helped him move up the ladder to union success....   [tags: essays research papers] 2305 words
(6.6 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
A Brief Synopsis of Ronald Reagan's Political Career - Ronald Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th president of United States of America and, even though Jimmy Carter was president when I was born, is the first president I can remember. He helped shape my perception of what it means to hold the office. He frequently appears on poles of the most loved, respected, and greatest presidents. In a 2011 Gallup poll, he was selected as greatest U.S. president, a title usually reserved for Abraham Lincoln in similar studies. In many ways, Reagan was a picture of the all-american boy growing up....   [tags: 40th president of the United States]
:: 5 Works Cited
686 words
(2 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
jimmy cross and george orwell comparison - George Orwell and Jimmy Cross Character Comparison In the two short stories, Shooting an Elephant and the Things They Carried there are certain similarities and differences that George Orwell and Jimmy Cross hold. Each character in the short stories has there own different situation they are in, but they both are in a foreign land and they both have to take orders and do what there country is asking of them. However, even though each situation is different they both deal with some of the same emotional issues throughout each story....   [tags: essays research papers] 843 words
(2.4 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Vince Carter: NBA Basketball Player or Community Leader? - Lamar Carter known to all as, Vince Carter, was born on January 26.1977 in Daytona Beach, FL. Carter became an extraordinary leader at a young age. Carter used his talent to gain fame and fortune so that he could give back to his community and the less fortunate. During his years at Campbell Middle School he was the only seventh grader to ever play on the Varsity Basketball team, not only was he on the team but he was a starter on the team. While at Mainland High school he was captain of the Volleyball Team, member of the Marching Band and is known to be the most gifted basketball player to grace their court....   [tags: Biography Basketball]
:: 12 Works Cited
1674 words
(4.8 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Coming into Language by Jimmy Santiago Baca - Is it possible to make vital life changes to become a better person at heart. Who’s the one that can help you. The only person that will get you up on your feet is yourself, and you have to believe deeply to make those changes. In this essay there are many main points that are being brought across to explain the problems and wisdom that arose from Baca’s life as an inmate. It talks about how he was grown up into an adult and the tragedies that he had to face in order to become one. Later I fallow steps that lead to the purpose and rhetorical appeals of Baca’s essay....   [tags: Coming into Language] 1080 words
(3.1 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Brief Biography of Elliot Cook Carter Jr. - ... Between the years of 1940 and 1944 he taught at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. In 1944, he and Helen took up residence in an apartment in Greenwich Village, where they remained for 58 years, until her death in 2003. During this time, he taught at several learning institutions. These included the Peabody Conservatory, from 1946 to 1948; Columbia University, Queens College, New York, from 1955 to 1956; Yale University, from 1960 to 1962; and Cornell University and Juilliard, where he remained long term, with tenures beginning in 1967 and 1972, respectively....   [tags: American classical composer] 1119 words
(3.2 pages)
Research Papers [preview]
Already Gone: The Key Character Prince Carter - ... Prince Carter decided to brush it off and visit more attractions. ‘It was probably nothing “he thought. And so they walked on, they visited every attraction, the young prince would blush at each girl who would stare and giggle at him, his faced turned beet red. It would worsen when his father said “you’ll get used to it, sooner or late you will want their attention." But none the less Prince Carter was enjoying his time The sun has retired and may stands has closed, it was time to go home. The palace was odd, it was dark and he could hear little whispers in the background....   [tags: power, kingdom, salvation, destruction] 1295 words
(3.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
An Analysis of Coach Carter and High School Sports - As a student enters the gym doors of Smith-Cotton, one can see various trophies from our athletic teams, along with our JROTC National Championship banners that hang up from the walls. One can see by the quality of our gym that our sports are a main part of our school, but as one wanders on into the hallways of our school, he can see how dull they are. By the plainness of the walls, there seems to be no life; however, in the JROTC hallway you see the trophy cabinet full of multiple national trophies, and as you venture on you get to see images of what these teams do, along with the bulletin board that shows newspaper articles of the success of the program....   [tags: academic performance, school policies]
:: 12 Works Cited
933 words
(2.7 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Mental Illness' Devastating Effect on the Childhood of Dominic Carter - Mental illness is a sickness that incapacitates the human brain and alters people’s thoughts and feelings. In the United States and through out the world mental disorders are common. According to the National Institute of mental Health (Statistic, pg. 1) an estimated 26.2 percent of Americans, ages 18 and older, suffer from diagnosable mental disorder in a given year, that’s about one in four adults. Many people face the challenges of mental illness without a proper diagnosis. It is important to note that mental illnesses affect the relationships between parents, children, siblings, friends, and ultimately with society as a whole....   [tags: biography] 2170 words
(6.2 pages)
Powerful Essays [preview]
Power and Knowledge in Angela Carter’s ‘The Bloody Chamber’ - The Oxford University Dictionary defines the word power as ‘authority or control’ over an individual and knowledge as ‘the sum of what is known’. In Angela Carter’s story The Bloody Chamber (1979) knowledge and power correlate with each other. The more information a character possesses the greater authority they have. In The Bloody Chamber Carter utilises a variety of literary techniques to express the importance of knowledge and power in the plot. This essay will analyse the way Carter applies these literary techniques to the story to express the importance of knowledge and power....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
:: 4 Works Cited
1048 words
(3 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Wise Children by Angela Carter - Wise Children by Angela Carter In this essay I am going to talk about the subject matter and style in which the opening of Wise Children is written. Throughout most of the book, the story is told in a first person narrative style. This style of writing addresses the reader directly ‘Good morning!’, and gives a conversational tone to the novel. In this sense, the reader feels close to the narrator, as if you can feel what she is going through. This closeness is emphasized by the honesty in her writing....   [tags: Papers] 913 words
(2.6 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
A Poster Based on The Lady of the House of Love by Angela Carter - I chose to do “The Lady of the House of Love” by Angela Carter for my poster (Carter). The audience for my poster are readers of young adult literature who have read stories about Vampire such as the Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers. This audience does not have a set age range, it includes readers of young adult literature of any age. Readers who enjoy this genre enjoy dark and complex paranormal characters. My design appeals to them through the use of dark colors, a simple design which leave a lot up to the imagination, and indications that there will be paranormal characters....   [tags: audience, black background]
:: 1 Works Cited
548 words
(1.6 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
Summary and Reflection of Heist Society by by Ally Carter - ... Romani seemed like he was leaving trails on purpose and he led them to the Henley, a high-security museum in London that had never been robbed before. Katarina and her friends made plans and they successfully “re-stole” four paintings, but one was missing. Then she made a risky decision. Taccone was arrested at last because she tricked him into a trap, and the paintings were returned to where they really belonged. In the end, she realized that all they had done were actually part of Romani’s plan -- he just wanted those paintings that were robbed by Nazi during the World WarⅡto go home....   [tags: thieves, painting, family] 873 words
(2.5 pages)
Better Essays [preview]
Rubin Carter: The Hurricane - Rubin Carter: The Hurricane “Here comes the story of the Hurricane”-Rubin Carter—the boxer, the man—who had justice stacked against him (Dylan, Bob). The question: What is justice. According to whose point of view. In the 1960s, were blacks treated fairly. Case in point—Rubin “Hurricane” Carter who was finally released from jail after 19 years of being wrongfully imprisoned for a crime he never committed. Rubin Carter in no way has experienced an easy life. He was born on May 6, 1937, in Clifton, New Jersey....   [tags: Racism America] 1296 words
(3.7 pages)
Good Essays [preview]
The Review of Dan T. Carter’s Scottsboro - While segregation of the races between Blacks and Whites, de facto race discrimination, had been widespread across the United States by the 1930s, nine African-American Scottsboro Boys whose names are Ozzie Powell, Eugene Williams, Charlie Weems, Willie Robeson, Olen Montgomery, Roy and Andy Wright, Clarence Norris and Heywood Paterson were accused of raping two young white women named Victoria Price and Ruby Bates in Alabama in 1931. Along with the dominant influences of the Scottsboro cases on American civil rights history, the landmark case has substantial impacts on the U.S....   [tags: discrimination, supreme court, effective counsel]
:: 4 Works Cited
1377 words
(3.9 pages)
Strong Essays [preview]
Rubin The Hurricane Carter - Analysis of The Film The Hurricane The movie that was analyzed was "The Hurricane" starring Denzel Washington. The movie was based on a true story, which was about a boxer who was wrongfully accused for murders he did not commit. Rubin Carter had been a victim of racial prejudice since the age of 11. From that time on he had been haunted by the racial prejudice that would take most of his natural life away from him. At the age of fifty he ended up going to the Supreme courts to get his trial heard and at this time he was set free....   [tags: Papers] 640 words
(1.8 pages)
Good Essays [preview]


Your search returned over 400 essays for "Jimmy carter"
1  2  3  4  5    Next >>