The definition of the word chance is commonly defined by society (T1 – Synecdoche) as “the possibility of something happening”. We measure chance by creating a determination of the likelihood that an occurrence will happen, as expressed typically by putting numbers together into a fraction.
The Continental army showed to have the most spirit during the times that they won battles and when the alliance with France occurred. The reasoning I have behind saying that the revolutionary spirited was most fulfilled after they won battles is, because General Washington knew this fact and would use it in his favor during the Revolutionary War. An example of this is seen when the textbook states that General Washington “…knew that the morale of his men and the hopes of a new nation required ‘some stroke’ of good news in the face of the devastating losses around New York City. So he seized the initiative with a desperate gamble to achieve a much-needed first victory…” (150) After, this first win a snowball effect came into play and led to another victory in Princeton. Both of these “unexpected victories at Princeton and Trenton saved the cause of independence.” (152) It is very evident that after winning battles the Continental army and the Patriot’s moral was high and led to subsequent reinforcements and victories.
The two twentieth-century World Wars were fought in a multipolar environment and under this system; an estimated eighty million military and civilians were killed. Although, there were several million killed in the bipolar proxy wars, in Korea, Vietnam and Afghanistan, in comparison to the multipolar system, the death rates are miniscule. The multipolar system is where three or more superpowers are dominant world actors, whereas the bipolar system involves two superpowers. Other examples of bipolar systems are the French and British Wars in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and earlier the Rome and Carthage Wars between 264 BC and 146 BC. The Manhattan Project conceived in 1939, was the catalyst of the bipolar system that reigned for forty years. It transformed world security from the threat of conventional weaponry that could kill millions of people to a nuclear threat that could annihilate humanity. The project employed United States scientists, supported by former Nazis, to use Einstein’s diffusion theory to develop an atomic bomb. Because of the success of the project, in August 1945, America dropped the first atomic bomb on Hiroshima. Nevertheless, bipolarity and the nuclear bomb have prevented the onset of another world war. By 1947, the bipolar Cold War had begun involving two nuclear superpowers the United States and the Soviet Union. The bipolar system remained until the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991. Since then an ‘uneven’ multipolar system has existed, and the world has become unstable and the uneasy peace that existed during the Cold War is under threat. The United States remain the only superpower in the multipolar world environment. The other multipolar players are China, Russia, Japan, Euro...
In the essay, The New Immigrant Sweatshops, author Jennifer Gordon discusses her findings on the state of labor in this era in relation to the “sweatshops” of many years ago. She talks about how many of the service type jobs that we see many immigrants taking on these days, such as construction or landscaping, relate to the sweatshops that workers unionized against years ago. This includes the same kinds of injustices in payment and treatment that lead to Gordon’s conclusion that sweatshops may very well be present again in the twenty first century. Though there may not be the same solutions for handling the sweatshops that were once used.
In America, it is becoming more difficult to achieve the American Dream. The American Dream is based on the idea that people can move higher up on the social scale, as long as they work hard work to accomplish their goal. The American Dream is also based on the belief that the social class you’re born into, is not the social class you have to stay in. In other words, everyone can move up in their lifetime if they work hard. However this is not true today, and people are not moving positively up the social class ladder. It has become a chain reaction of people with a college education vs. people without a college education. People with a college degree, or who have parents that have received a college degree, are significantly more likely to be in the upper class in America today, giving them an unfair advantage.
Immigration is an issue that is affecting a lot of human beings in the United States. For different reasons people from different parts of the world come every day to this country looking for a better future for their families, more opportunities to succeed, freedom, among others. Some of these people have the luck to come to this country with a magic key that some people call, legal documentation. But, some of them have to cross the American border of different ways because they do not have other options to do it. This pursuit of happiness for many of these people ends with suffering, discrimination, racism, oppression, and in some cases the total separation of their families and the loss of their love ones’ lives.
Many people, all throughout history, have aspired to create a perfect life for themselves. However, this dream is not often very easily available. The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a novel about the decay of society, the blindness of love, and the pointless pursuit of the now non-existent American dream. In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald shows the United States not in the glittering golden light that many claimed, but rather cast in a dark gloomy haze, polluted by crime, corruption, and moral decay. Fitzgerald also strikes down the notion that foolish love is harmless. Additionally, the author illustrates that the American dream is a now no-longer existent, and foolish pursuit. Many thought the roaring twenties were the height of American society, but they were actually just the beginning of a downward spiral.
There are many variables that affect and influence a juvenile to commit certain delinquent acts. One important variable that has always caused a rise in questions when referring to why juveniles commit delinquent acts, is whether or not their family state has had any direct impact with their decisions. There are a few different family structures that may have an effect on juveniles and the choices they make, either good or bad. The main family structure that has had an impact on delinquency is the single-parent household. Single-Parent households have continually become more popular and have brought to question the possible relationship of this type of family structure having a direct impact with delinquency among juveniles.
One friend kills another. Speeches are presented. A war breaks out. This is the story of Julius Caesar, the emperor of Rome who was killed by Brutus and a group of conspirators. Many argue that Brutus was a patriot, and many argue that he was a betrayer. People argue that he was a betrayer because he betrayed Caesar’s trust and gave a speech against him. However, when you think of Caesar’s personality, arrogant and slightly reckless, he could’ve made bad decisions and caused Rome a great deal of trouble. Brutus was a patriot to Rome since he did what was best for the country and even took his own life instead of running away. He put his own feelings aside to do what was right.
Distinctively visual language and cinematic techniques highlight to the responder the particular literal and metaphorical experiences characters are faced with, within a text. Peter Goldsworthy’s novel Maestro, Don McLean’s song ‘Vincent’ and the intriguing film Australia by Baz Luhrrman, explore the ways in which the human experiences of an individual’s connection to landscape is fundamental in shaping one’s sense of identity, personal growth and development. Composers further explore the realisation that our lives can be enriched by an understanding and appreciation of art as well as a deeper understanding of the importance of love and lust. The depiction of characters is conveyed through distinctively visual images to highlight the subsequent development of courage and resilience leads responders to a deeper understanding of how human experiences can create a sense of individuality.