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Robert Lee “Sam” Huff and West Virginia - West Virginia is stereotyped as a poor state, a state that suffers badly from poverty. Most people fail to see the positive things about West Virginia, such as their beautiful environment that allows great vacation places that are always neglected along with minerals and goods that are produced throughout the United States of America and used worldwide. Although, West Virginia is stereotyped as a poverty based state, it has much to offer. A number of famous people have also originated from the small state of West Virginia....   [tags: Robert Lee “Sam” Huff, West Virginia, sports,] 946 words
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Robert E. Lee 's Life and Achievements - Robert E. Lee was the best General for the South, and out smarted every Union General that was put against him. To The South, Lee is like a godly figure to them. He inspired The South even when the North controlled the battlefield, and is still thought highly of by some people in the confederate states. To the North, Lee was a traitor and even lost his citizenship. Although he lost, Lee is still a giant face in history. Lee was born in Stratford, Virginia. Lee was the fourth child of General Henry Lee III, Governor of Virginia, and his mother, Anne Hill Carter, Lee was raised by his mother who taught him about authority, tolerance, and order....   [tags: robert lee, union general, civil war] 680 words
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The Path to Success of Robert Edward Lee - Fighting against the odds, Robert Edward Lee became one of the most beloved generals in American history. His accomplishments have traveled through history as being unmatched by any other American general in history. His respect was earned by a life full of hard work and discipline. He was a leader by example, and would never ask his men to do something he himself would not do; because of this, Robert Edward Lee pushed the limits and became one of the most memorable generals in the Civil War. The youngest of four children, Robert Edward Lee was born on January 9th, 1807, in a large manor home located in Stratford, Virginia....   [tags: Robert E. Lee, USA, history, generals, civil war, ]
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Biography of Robert E. Lee - Biography of Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was born in Stratford Hall, near Montross, Virginia, on January 19, 1807. He grew up with a great love of all country life and his state. This stayed with him for the rest of his life. He was a very serious boy and spent many hours in his father's library. He loved to play with some his friends, swim, and he loved to hunt. Lee looked up to his father and always wanted to know what he was doing. George Washington and his father, "Light-Horse Harry Lee," were his heroes....   [tags: American History Presidents Robert E Lee Essays] 2094 words
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Robert Lee Frost - Robert Lee Frost was a classic American poet. His work, however, did not first receive recognition in the states, it all started in England. Robert Frost was born March 26, 1874 in San Francisco, California. He was the son of William Prescott Frost, Jr., a journalist, and Isabelle Moodie. For the first eleven years of his childhood, Robert lived in California. His father suffered from tuberculosis, until his fight sadly came to an end on May 5, 1885. With nowhere to go, his mother resorted to moving to New England with their grandparents....   [tags: American poet, poetry, England, America]
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The Farmer Poet: Robert Lee Frost - ... They had six children but two in which died from mental illnesses and Elinor later on died from childbirth. However, “Frost decided to sell his farm in New Hampshire and relocate his family to England due to more publishers that would be willing to take new poets like him” (www.biography.com). Therefore, Frost was qualified as a devoted type of man in general. Frost's devotion also showed in the way he was committed to his younger sister. After his mother passed away from cancer, Frost cared for his sister that was in a mental hospital.Frost always made time for his children, inspiring them to write poetry of their own....   [tags: Writer, Poetry]
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Analysis of Lee the Last Years, Charles Flood - In his extraordinary book, Lee the Last Years, Charles Flood gives a rare blend of history and emotion. After Lee’s surrender at Appomattox courthouse, he only lived a total of five years before his death. Some people might think that he was just a general, but the best years of his life were after the war because he changed the minds of the south and he changed education. Even though Robert E. Lee is best remembered for his military campaigns, this is a part of history not told in many history books because he did more than any other American to heal the wounds of the south and he served as a president for Washington College, which was later renamed after his death to be Washington and Lee...   [tags: Robert E. Lee Essays]
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Biography of Robert Lee Frost - Biography of Robert Lee Frost Biography of Robert Lee Frost "A poem begins with a lump in the throat, a home-sickness or a love-sickness. It is a reaching-out toward expression; an effort to find fulfillment. A complete poem is one where an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found the words" Robert Lee Frost once said. Robert Frost is widely admired and recognized for his literary works. He was an honored poet of the twentieth century. Frost may have lived a troubling life, but that never seemed to interfere with his goals and devotion to writing....   [tags: Papers] 646 words
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Robert E Lee - Strength Robert E Lee is very quick and smart. He knows how to improve the quality of troops and to nullify the Union’s advantage. Lee is willing to make bold and risky moves, and does not let his defeats hinder his performance. General Lee has great relations with his soldiers, and uses his engineering experience to his advantage. Lee is very quick; he organized scattered confederate troops into the famed Army of Northern Virginia in just three weeks. Lee’s wisdom urged him to keep the Union as far away as possible from the armament producing center of Richmond and far away from the northern part of the state where farmers were harvesting crops....   [tags: Strengths, Weaknesses, Contrasts] 790 words
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Robert E Lee - Robert E. Lee has been regarded by many historians as one of the greatest American generals and military engineers in U.S. history. He revolutionized the tactic of trench warfare that would be widely used in World War I. Also, Lee was able to defeat much larger Union armies with command of a much smaller force of troops using astute military tactics and strategies. Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia to Colonel Henry “Light-Horse Harry” Lee and Ann Hill Carter. Lee’s ancestors included a president, chief justice of the United States, and signers of the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: American Generals, Military Engineers, Biography]
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Robert E. Lee: An American Icon - “Theodore Roosevelt, with characteristic restraint pronounced Lee ‘ the very greatest of all the great captains that the English- Speaking people have brought forth’( Cobb). Even though Robert E Lee was a southern general, he was still a great general. Although General Robert E Lee was considered the most hated general of his time, he had outstanding job skills, overcame a horrible childhood, and most importantly had a great moral upbringing, to make him into a great general. Robert E Lee’s childhood shaped him into the man he grew up to be....   [tags: christian values, war hero]
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Robert E Lee - Military Leadership is always an important factor in wars. Good commanders will accomplish the goals of their side while inferior generals will only hinder performance and fail their leader. However, not all great generals are victorious. Victories depend heavily on the availability of resources. Leadership does not relate to the supplies one has to draw from, but instead the personal traits of the man himself. General Robert E. Lee is a prime example of an excellent general whose brilliance was impeded by the Confederate’s lack of resources....   [tags: War General, Military Leadership] 871 words
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Robert E. Lee - On January 19, 1807 in Westmoreland County, Virginia, Robert E. Lee was born and he came from a high Virginian pedigree. When he was 3 years of age his family moved from his place of birth, Stratford Hall Plantation to Alexandra, Virginia. Due to his father making a series of bad investments, he was raised in a multitude of various relatives’ homes because of the amount of debt his father had acquired. This did not affect his education, however. Lee grew up with a wide range of knowledge in literature, languages, and religion....   [tags: Biography]
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Robert E. Lee - The person I am writing my report on is Robert E. Lee. Born January 19, 1807. He was born in Stanford, Westmoreland Country, Virginia. He was the son of Revolutionary general, Henry Lee, Or "Light-Horse Harry". He enrolled in the United States Military Academy in 1825 and became the first cadet to rank Sergent at the end of the year. In 1829, when he graduated at the top of his class in artillery and tactics. He also shared the distinction with five different cadets without any demerits during the four-year course of the instruction....   [tags: Biography]
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Biography on General Robert E. Lee - ... Anti slavery was rapidly growing in America. Different towns had their own little anti-slavery parties. But the biggest influence was man by the name of John Brown who hated slavery and was on a roll to slaughter as many slavery owners as he could. There was an anti-slavery army building through Browns actions. On October 16th Brown over estimated himself and seized the federal armament of 100000 muskets and rifles from Harper’s Ferry. Uninteligent decision for Brown because within the 36 hours, him and his helpless groupe was captured by the massive Union Army which was led by an ambitious general, Lee....   [tags: slavery, amnesty, create] 615 words
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Robert Lee Frost - Robert Lee Frost The mark of a great poet is his ability to engage the reader so that they analyse their own lives. Robert Lee Frost (1874 – 1963) – an influential American poet often associated with rural New England – is brilliant at this and uses poetry as a platform for the expression of his own general ideology. Frost’s belief that human society was often chaotic and stressful and that the meaning of life is elusive, has been promoted in his poetry. Frost looked to nature, whose undying beauty and simplicity did not force him into a strict, moulded society, but represented freedom from life and its constant stresses of family and work as a metaphor to show the stark comparison....   [tags: Poet Poem Frost Essays] 1456 words
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An Assessment of the Poetry of Robert Frost -      Nature is beautiful in every aspect, but as nature changes with every season, beauty and innocence in human life is much the same as the years progress. Robert Lee Frost uses nature in such a profound approach; every aspect of nature can someway correlate with any characteristic of life. Whether it is the beauty in nature signifying the joy and happiness that every person experiences, or it be the traumatic losses and disappointments that may lead to ultimate failure or destruction, Robert Frost illustrates life, love and loss in the most natural and beautiful way feasible....   [tags: Poetry Robert Lee Frost essays research papers] 2864 words
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Robert Lee Frost: The Most Influential American Poet of the Twentieth Century - "Don't ever take a fence down, until you know why it was put up"- a quote from Robert Lee Frost, a well-known American and English poet. Following the death of his father he faced many challenges, including failing to finish college and many unsuccessful jobs. Shadowing his father and mother, he began a career in poetry. With his literary career failing, he and his family moved to England and then back to America a few years later. His success in America began in 1915 when his collection of poems became a sensation....   [tags: Biography, Writer, Poet]
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Personal Interview of Robert Lee Woodrow on the Attack of Pearl Habor - Given the assignment to write a report on Pearl Harbor, my grandfather came to mind. My grandfather’s name is Robert Lee Woodrow. He was born on January 4, 1926. My grandfather will be 88 years old on January 4, 2014. My grandfather joined the army in 1939 when he was 15 years-old, two years before Pearl Harbor took place. I asked him a few questions about it Since the Pearl Harbor attack was such a pivotal moment in history, I decided to interview my grandfather since he was a part of Pearl Harbor....   [tags: navy, african american, attack] 1476 words
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Abraham Lincoln and Robert E. Lee - ... You can clearly see the logic on both sides and it is hard to decide on what side is actually correct. Lincoln was not completely for the war, but he can find the benefits of doing it. “We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live.” So he is saying I know it might be hard, but this was necessary to keep the country as one nation. Lee was not at all for the war and could not see the benefits of it. “But I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country that a dissolution of the Union....   [tags: American Civil War] 707 words
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The Life of Robert E. Lee - The Life of Robert E. Lee Robert Edward Lee was born on January 19th, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia. Robert's father was thrown in debtors jail many times for not paying on time. He was introduced to war early in his life; his brother Sydney had shown him a cannon ball and told him about the revolution. Mrs. Lee's stepson was old enough to claim the mansion where they lived that his dead mother had given to him in his will. The Lee's left to live in Alexandria. Lee was brought up in a Christian family....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays] 670 words
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Biography of Robert E Lee - Biography of Robert E Lee It all started on January 19, 1807. A little baby boy was born, not yeet know to be a hero. Young Robert admired two wonderful soldiers, George Washington and his very own father, Henry Lee. Robert was born on January 19th to Henry and Anne Carter Lee, in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Robert was eleven when his father died in 1818. Robert's father was a good soldier. Henry was a Revolutionary War leader and Govenor of West Virginia. On the first on July 1825, Robert entered into West Point located on the Hudson River....   [tags: Papers] 339 words
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Robert E Lee: A True American Hero - “A true man of honor feels humbled himself when he cannot help humbling others.” This quote was made in 1871 by one of the greatest generals and probably men in American History; Robert Edward Lee. Robert Edward Lee was a general in the American Civil War. He led his men and stood with them in each and every they were in and got many of them out safely. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the youngest son of Major-General Henry “Light Horse Harry” Lee and his second wife, Ann Hill (Carter) Lee....   [tags: american history, american civil war, confederacy]
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Deserving to Die - Robert Lee makes many arguments to argue justification of capital punishment in his article, “Deserving to Die.” Some of the stronger ones involve the deterrent effect of the use of the death penalty, why the cost of execution is so high, and how the use of the death penalty increases overall public safety. In Lee’s first argument, he argues that the use of capital punishment helps reduce overall crime by acting as a deterrent to crime. In at least one respect, capital punishment is unquestionably a deterrent, as Lee puts it, “It simply cannot be contested that a killer, once executed, is forever deterred from killing again” (142)....   [tags: Article Review, Robert Lee] 1394 words
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Turning Point in the American Civil War - In the American civil war, Gettysburg is perhaps the turning point of the war, and it is also the last invasion on North American soil. Gettysburg, at the time, was just a small-time town before and during the civil war any, yet forever changed after the battle. A lot of people may remember the battle of Gettysburg by Pickett’s charge or Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address, but anyone would not think about what actually happened during the battle. People may not realize that there were over 50,000 casualties over the three day battle, or how the North had the high ground, which would be a military advantage, most of the time....   [tags: gettysburg, civil war, robert lee] 1023 words
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Robert E. Lee's Life - A LONG TIME AGO ON THE DAY OF JANUARY 19,1807 TO BE EXACT IN STARATFORD,VIRGINIA THEIR WAS A MIRACLE THAT WAS BORN.THE MIRACLE BABY THAT WAS BORN WAS NAMED ROBERT E. LEE. THE MIRACLE BABY WAS GIVEN BIRTH BY HIS MOTHER ANN HILL CARTER AND HIS FATHER NAMED HERNY LEE AND MOST PEOPLE KNOW HIM AS “LIGHT-HORSE HARRY”. HIS MOTHER ANN HAD BEEN RAISED FROM A FAMILY THAT HAD BEEN REPECTFUL AND THAT THEY HAD WORKED FOR THE VIRGINIA’S GOVERNMENT SOCIETY THAT HELD PROMINENT POTIONS. STILL LEE’S FAMILY HAD EXTENED IN THE UPPER CLASSES....   [tags: biographies bio biography] 413 words
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was the best General for the South, and out witted every Union General that was put against him. To Southerners, General Robert E. Lee is like a god figure to them. He inspired southerners even when the North dominated on the battle field, and is still praised by some radical believers in the confederate states. To the North, Robert E. Lee was a traitor to the United States and even lost his citizenship. Although he lost the war, Robert E. Lee is still a major face in history....   [tags: Biography] 1156 words
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee For some the man Robert E. Lee is an almost god like figure. For others he is a paradox. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at Stratford, Virginia. Robert was the fourth child of a Revolutionary War hero Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Young Robert, the son, was raised mostly by his mother. From her he learned patience, control, and discipline. As a young man he was exposed to Christianity and accepted its faith. In contrast to the strong example of his mother Robert saw his father go from failed enterprise to failed enterprise....   [tags: Essays Papers] 969 words
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Robert E. Lee - In 2003, Roy Blount Jr. published the book Robert E. Lee through the Penguin Group Inc. This book is different then other books published about Lee due to the fact that this book looks behind the man in uniform, and shows how Lee became the legend that we know today. Blount brings an element of humor that some would not expect to find when writing about Lee. Through this type of writing, Lee transforms into the everyday person who we all can relate to. Blount takes the reader through the life of Robert E....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee Throughout history, there have been people whose names and faces have become synonymous with the time periods in which they lived. For example, Julius Caesar is synonymous with the late Roman Republic and George Washington is synonymous with the American Revolution. Just like these two men, the name Robert E. Lee has become synonymous with the American Civil War. Not only did Lee rise to become the most important and recognizable person in the Southern Confederacy, but his honor and virtuous acts during and after the war made him a hero to modern-day Americans....   [tags: Papers] 1415 words
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee Introduction      Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later life to his death on October 12, 1870....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio essays research papers] 3603 words
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee Robert E. Lee was the brilliant Confederate leader whose skill in military strategies allowed the South to continue to fight during the four gruesome years of the Civil War. This man, who is still honored as a hero in many Southern states, was born on January 19, 1807 to Ann Carter Lee and Henry "Light Horse Harry" Lee. His father's reoccurring failures were motivation for Lee to strive to succeed. His mother primarily brought him up, where he learned patience, control, and discipline at a young age....   [tags: Free Example Essays] 415 words
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robert e. lee - Robert E. Lee, who was considered to be the greatest soldier fighting for the Confederate States of America, descended from a long line of famous heroes. Many of Lee's ancestors played important roles in America's history. His father was a Revolutionary War hero and a friend of George Washington. He was often referred to as Light Horse Harry Lee. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 in Stratford, Virginia. Lee always admired Washington, and was his hero as a youngster. Young Lee decided to become a soldier, partly because of the military tradition of his family....   [tags: essays research papers] 1087 words
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Robert E. Lee - For Virginia. Robert E. Lee was born on January 19, 1807 at the Stratford Hall Plantation in Westmoreland County, Virginia. Lee is the son of Revolutionary War hero Henry "Lighthorse Harry" Lee. In 1825, Robert entered the United States Military Academy. In 1829 he graduated second in his class of forty-six. Lee had the top academic record and had no demerits on his record too. Upon graduation he was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. In 1831 while he was stationed at Fort Monroe, he married Mary Anna Randolph Curtis....   [tags: Biography] 915 words
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Robert E. Lee - Robert E. Lee In 1861, on the eve of civil war, President Abraham Lincoln tapped I, Robert E. Lee to take command of the United States Army. being The fifty-five year old silver-haired veteran that had graduated second in my class at West Point, served valiantly during the Mexican War under General Winfield Scott, and had, with his forces, put down the insurrection at Harper’s Ferry, capturing abolitionist John Brown. By all accounts, i was the man to lead the Army, as renowned for his gentlemanly character as for his military skill and sense of duty....   [tags: Army American History Mexican War Essays] 1130 words
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Robert E. Lee - The battle of Gettysburg was fought on July 1 through July 3, 1863, considered by most military historians the turning point in the American Civil War (Johnson 84). The Battle of Gettysburg was a decisive engagement in that it arrested the Confederates’ second and last major invasion of the North, destroyed their offensive strategy, and forced them to fight a defensive war in which the slowness of their manufacturing capacity and transportation facilities doomed them to defeat (McPherson 25)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1033 words
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Robert E. Lee - Southern Hero - Robert E. Lee - Southern Hero When we think of the south, we usually tend to think of home-cooked meals, big family outings, and warm weather. But narrow that topic down to the Civil War; now what comes to mind. Things like the Union, the Confederacy, and the freedom of slaves are what we usually remember. But one defining factor about the Civil War would have to be Robert E. Lee, general of the Confederacy, and one of the South’s biggest heroes. Robert Edward Lee, born in Stratford, Virginia on the 19th of January 1807, created his fame in the United States Army as an officer....   [tags: US History American] 879 words
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Tim Berners-Lee and Robert Cailliau and the Internet - ... Without a doubt, social media causes people to think everyone online is friendly. Truthfully, friendships created online are not as strong as the friendships created in society. Observing my friends around me, they feel offended if one does not respond to their social media post right away. Nevertheless, people have to understand that even though technology is at the tip of our fingers, we are not on it every single second of the day. Popularity on social media should not be based on how many likes on Facebook or Instagram you get, it is supposed to act as a place to catch up with friends....   [tags: hypertext, first web page] 1460 words
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The Two Sides of the Civil War: Viewpoints of Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln - ... Both Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln were involved in the war and saw eye to eye on some things, but disagreed on others in their writings. One thing that Lincoln and Lee both had in common was that they wanted this civil war to be over as soon as possible. When we are reading through Lincoln’s speech you realize everything that has happened. 51,000 people died in three days. There was nowhere to put all of the body’s; nothing to do to clean the ground of all the blood that had spilled. When you really think about all the people that died at this battle it is horrific and to think that this is just one of the battles that has happened over four years....   [tags: confederate, civil war, differences] 801 words
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Lee, Robert E. (Edward) 1807 -- 1870 - Lee, Robert E. (Edward) 1807 -- 1870 General in chief of the Confederate armies in the American Civil War. Born in Virginia's Westmoreland County on January 19, 1807, the third son of Henry ("Light Horse Harry") and Ann Hill Carter Lee. Declining fortunes forced the family's removal to Alexandria, where Robert distinguished himself in local schools. His father's death in 1811 increased responsibilities on all the sons; Robert, especially, cared for his invalid mother. Lee graduated number two in his class from the U.S....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1886 words
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Robert E. Lee - Condi Rice: the Warrior Princess Condi Rice is the top leading female African-American politician to hold a high-ranking and influential position in the United States government today. From her lengthy and experienced background, Rice has established herself among the elite in Washington, D.C. Her commitment to the foreign policy of this great nation has proven very strong over the many years that she has worked for the government. With the confidence of President Bush behind her, Rice has and will continue to lead the front for peaceful relations with different nations to spread democracy and human rights....   [tags: essays research papers] 1163 words
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An Agreement on Both Ends: Viewpoints of Robert E. Lee and Abraham Lincoln on the Civil War - ... Both Lincoln and Lee mention the founding fathers who helped build the nation that was tumbling down around them in Gettysburg Address, and Letter to His Son, and they mention how the country was testing the Constitutions limits, and how the founding fathers were ignored during the war, the test for the new form of government, and the overall result of the war. Robert E. Lee was a true patriot, and admired his countries government, which he talks about in Letter to His Son, and how other patriots of America had been overlooked....   [tags: slavery, secession, civil war] 1005 words
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Comparing and Contrasting Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee- Two Icons in American History - No matter how much something can differ some characteristics are shared. As strange as it sounds it’s very true, both Grant and Lee are two different yet similar people. As these two fights for what they believe in, though their beliefs are different they share some qualities. Ulysses S. Grant wanted the nation to expand and look forward towards the future. Robert E. Lee thought that an old aristocratic way of life was the better choice and that it can survive and dominant in American life. Ulysses S....   [tags: American history] 682 words
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Controvery of Creation vs. Evolution in Inherit the Wind, by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee - ... When he is asked about how he stands on the bible, he responds with this quote “I believe that it is not boastful to say that I have studied the bible as much as any other layman. And I have tried to live according to its precepts” page 85. This quote shows how much power over himself he has, because of how the bible relates to himself, and how much more he knows than the townspeople. This is why the townspeople love him so much. He is the Valedictorian in their favorite subject, he is the multi-billionaire in the field that interests them the most....   [tags: love, power, flamboyant]
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Review of Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee - KEY LITERARY ELEMENTS SETTING The play takes place in Hillsboro. It is a small fictional town that is meant to resemble Dayton, Tennessee, where the Scopes trial was held in 1925. LIST OF CHARACTERS Major Characters Matthew Harrison Brady - a politician and lawyer. He is the prosecuting attorney for the state against Bertram Cates and a three-time presidential candidate. Henry Drummond - the lawyer for the defense. He is famous for taking the cases of unpopular clients. Rachel Brown - the daughter of Hillsboro's minister and the girlfriend of the defendant, Bertram Cates....   [tags: essays research papers] 1205 words
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Spike Lee - Shelton Jackson Lee was born in Atlanta, Georgia March 20, 1957. Born to teacher Jacqueline Carroll and jazz musician William James Edward Lee, Shelton grew up in Brooklyn, New York where he was provided with a rich cultural upbringing that included plays, movies, and music (Gale 1). At a young age, Lee was nicknamed “Spike” by his mother who noticed his rough nature and the nickname stuck well into his adult life. He attended Morehouse College in Atlanta, Georgia where he gained an interest in film and then graduated with a Bachelors degree in Mass Communication....   [tags: Biography, Shelton Jackson Lee] 1487 words
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Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird - ... The Cunningham's behavior is a great contribution as to why the family is respected. They behave accordingly to their moral code. This is shown in even the youngest of the Cunninghams, Walter Cunningham. During school Miss Caroline unaware of his situation at home offers him money for lunch and unintentionally embarrasses him. Walter does not take the money because he is a Cunningham and "Cunninghams never took anything they can't pay back" (Lee 26) despite the urge to eat. Mr. Cunningham leads a good hard-working life as he struggles to feed his family on a daily basis....   [tags: literary analysis]
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Analysis of the Poems of Robert Frost - “The Road Not Taken” and “Nothing Gold Can Stay” are just two of many very famous poems, written by none other than Robert Frost. Robert Frost is a poet that is well known for his poetic contributions to nature, as well as his award winning poems. His poetic ability and knowledge make him an extraordinary author. His past; including schooling, family, and the era in which he wrote influenced nearly all of his poems in some way. This very famous poet contributed to the modernism era, had a family and an interesting life story, and a unique poetic style as well....   [tags: Poetry]
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Robert Frost's Life and Accomplishments - Robert Frost, known for being a Modernist American poet was said to have hidden the pain of his private life through his writing career. He shared many ideas and was barely given credit for any of it during his lifetime. However, the nation mourned when “the most beloved poet of the century” passed away. (Greiner 94-95). After his death, the nation was then able to study and understand Frost’s life and the reasoning behind his poetry. Frost was set on making a difference in poetry as he once expressed, “I expect to do something to the present state of literature in America” (Greiner 95)....   [tags: my butterfly, modernist poet,blank verse]
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