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Analyzing Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

- Book Assignment 1: Chasing Lincoln’s Killer The book Chasing Lincoln’s Killer is about the world famous story of assassinating President Abraham Lincoln. This book takes the reader into the lives and minds of the four main conspirators responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln and the attempted assassination of the Vice President, Andrew Johnson , and the Secretary of State, William H. Seaward. Not only will the reader learn about the details of the planned assassinations but the background of all conspirators involved, each one of their motives for committing the crimes, and all the differences between the actual killings and what was supposed to happen if everything went accor...   [tags: conspirators, assassination, president]

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President Lincoln and Frederick Douglass: Parallel Crusaders

- Parallel Crusaders for Freedom Despite coming from vastly different worlds, both Frederick Douglas and President Abraham Lincoln had similar ideals and beliefs that ignited the beginning of the end of slavery. Even though Lincoln and Douglas had similar viewpoints on controversial issues during the nineteenth century, these two influential leaders differed in some regards, such as their styles and methods on handling specific situations during this time period. Abraham Lincoln was born in Kentucky on February 12, 1809....   [tags: presidents, kentucky, maryland]

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Lincoln As I Knew Him

- Lincoln As I Knew Him Over the past decade, historians have gained a new respect for the value of oral history and reminiscence. “For generations serious scholars had discounted this type of historical data as being too easily flawed. It is the very nature of reminiscence that it is history being perceived by individuals, and is therefore susceptible to the human traits of bias, misconception, and utter falsification.” (Harold Holzer) However, work being done by modern scholars has shown that used carefully and selectively, many historical facts and incidents can be divined from these sources....   [tags: Papers]

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Lincoln and the Outbreak of Civil War

- Lincoln and the Outbreak of Civil War The Civil War was the worst crisis in American history, pitting two sides of a split nation against one another in bloody battles that persisted for four exhausting years. It was a war that neither side claimed to want, and that neither side claimed to start. Although popular belief places the blame with the South because they fired the first shot, there is considerable evidence that Lincoln, realizing war was inevitable, coerced the South into firing that first fateful shot....   [tags: American America History]

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The Lincoln Administration Pursuit of Freedom

- The Lincoln Administration Pursuit of Freedom There are many ways to describe what freedom is; in fact Webster’s dictionary offers nine different explanations of what the word means. “A right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference,” is one of the most ubiquitous definitions. There are many ways to describe freedom and American history has portrayed it in very contradictory manners. In the late 1700’s, it was very obvious that America’s forefathers sought freedom as they based their revolution on the principal of emancipation but it was only a short while later that the freedoms of others within the country were being inhibited by slavery....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Compare and Contrast Lincoln And Jfk

- Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. Much of his childhood was a struggle; his mother dying when he was just ten years old, and with his father being a frontiersman, money was scarce. He had to strive for a comfortable living, and he spent his days working on a farm and keeping a store. Education was also something of limited resources, but because of his hunger for knowledge, he was able to read, write, and cipher. Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 where he played part of the Illinois legislature for eight years, and for many years he also rode the circuit of courts....   [tags: American History]

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Lincoln-Douglas Debate

- Every single moment that takes place in history arguably leaves an effect that lasts much longer than just the initial outcome. The Lincoln Douglas Debates are by far one of the truest examples of this happening. The seven debates between Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas that took place in 1858 had extreme importance in Illinois that created effects that decided the presidential election of 1860. The Lincoln Douglas debates were a series of several debates that took place all over the state of Illinois....   [tags: American History, Presidential Candidate]

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Chasing Lincoln's Killer by James L. Swanson

- I chose Chasing Lincolns killer because I remember learning about Lincoln as a kid and always loved learning about him. Since I already learned about how Lincoln died I figured it would be interesting to learn about the killer. I also didn’t find any of the other book that seemed to catch my eye like this book. The book takes you day by day through John Wilkes Booth escape after killing Abraham Lincoln. Throughout the book Booth seems to get away with a lot. Many people help him throughout his journey of escaping without knowing what he has done....   [tags: book anlaysis and review]

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Lincoln And The Emanciption of Slaves

- What were President Lincoln's attitude emancipation of slaves before and during the early days of the Civil War. The Emancipation Proclamation was a declaration by Abraham Lincoln that seemed like it was a revolutionary idea on the potential treatment and freeing of blacks, but really, the Emancipation Proclamation was just a politically inspired hoax. It did not give freedom to slaves, or create a bigger hope for equality. Although the Emancipation Proclamation sounded like a realistic and impressive demand for the stop of slavery in the South, its function as a political declaration is clear in the language....   [tags: American History]

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History Of The Original Lincoln

- In 1858, there was a great struggle within the state of Illinois for a seat in the Senate. The well know Stephen A. Douglas, the favored candidate, was excepted to win. Abraham Lincoln was not a well known candidate. In a struggle for the possible position, Lincoln proposed that he and Douglas organize a series of debates, so that both men might “divide time, and address the same audiences during the same canvass.” Douglas accepted, and he feared that he had “everything to lose from a joint appearance, and yet to decline the challenge would have seemed unmanly in the West of the mid nineteenth century.” Douglas then purposed dates and places; Lincoln complained that Douglas would have four...   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Election of Lincoln and Civil War

- Election of Lincoln and Civil War How did the election of Lincoln to president in 1860 lead to civil war in the United States of America. Essay: In 1860 Abraham Lincoln was elected as president of the United States of America, the repercussions of which led to civil war. However it was not only Lincoln’s election that led to civil war but also the slavery debate between the northern and southern states and the state of the economy in the United States. Together with the election of Lincoln these caused a split, both politically and ideologically, between the North and South states which manifested into what is now refereed to as the American Civil War....   [tags: history]

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Lincoln's 2nd Inaugural Address

- Abraham Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address As I read the lines carefully of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Address, I wonder how a man who is elected for his second term as president with over 54% of the popular vote, and in turn, compose such an eloquent address can be assassinated little more than a month later. In reading other commentaries concerning this address it seems to me that everyone concurs that this address is one of the finest speeches ever written by a president. Lincoln wrote other memorable speeches such as his first inaugural address, and the Gettysburg Address, which are of equally high caliber, however, his second inaugural address is considered a favorite by most critics....   [tags: American History]

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Lincoln and Good Politics

- Lincoln and Good Politics Politicians today as well as yesterday must appeal to the masses to have any chance at being elected into office. Leading up to and during the election of 1860, with tensions rising between the North and South, the issue of slavery was a key to winning the election. Abraham Lincoln "had repeatedly affirmed that Congress had no constitutional right to interfere with slavery in the South" (Enduring Vision, p. 399). This modest view is what won him the Republican nomination as presidential candidate as well as a victory in the 1860 election over Democrat Stephen Douglas, who wrote the Nebraska-Kansas Act and was very adamant about popular sovereignty in the new t...   [tags: Papers]

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Lincoln, Nebraska

- Lincoln, Nebraska The city of Lincoln is the capital of the Cornhusker State, Nebraska. Lincoln is located in the southeastern part of the state, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) southwest of Omaha. It lies in a shallow basin about 1,160 feet (355 meters) above sea level. Salt Creek and its tributaries thread through the basin. Lincoln serves as a center for educational, cultural, and religious institutions. The city also developed as the trade center for a wide agricultural area. In the city are the buildings that house the various departments of the city, county, and state governments, the state mental and orthopedic hospitals, and the state penitentiary....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Inevitable or Avoidable: The American Civil War

- The biggest war that ever happened was the Civil War. This was the most deadliest, and hurtful wars between the North and the South. This war lasted for four years straight from 1861 to 1865. So many events led up to this war which made it so brutal. I believe that the events that took place to start the civil war could have been easily avoided by just a little communication that they did not use around that time. I do not believe everything that happened in those four years should have happened the way that it did....   [tags: United States history, Lincoln]

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Whitman’s Use of Extended Metaphor in O Captain! My Captain!

- ... “Where on the deck my Captain lies fallen cold and dead” (7-8). This is a comparison a ships captain and President lincoln being killed. On April 14,1865 president Lincoln was watching a show at Ford’s theatre in Washington D.C. with his wife. During the middle of the show John Wilkes Booth snuck up to Lincolns seat and shot him in the back of the head from point blank range. Booth then jumped off of the balcony and onto the stage screaming “The south is avenged.” President lincoln died in a coma nine hours later....   [tags: lincoln, union, civil war]

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Abe Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809 in a log cabin in the Kentucky wilderness. When be was a little boy his Grandfather fought in the Revolutionary War. He had a little sister by the name of Sarah. As he went to school he met a boy by the name of Austin. They instantly became friends more so best of friends. At first Abe wasn't allowed to go to school because he didn't have a good pair of britches. In his pastime he loved to read. When Abe was eleven, his mother died of what they called "milk sick" which occurred from drinking unpasteurized milk....   [tags: essays research papers]

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President Lincoln's Struggle With His Cabinet

- President Lincoln's Struggle With His Cabinet Abraham Lincoln is regarded by many historians as the greatest president ever to stand at America's helm. This reputation is extremely well deserved, as Lincoln was able to preserve the Union and gain victory in the civil war, despite his fighting an uphill battle against his own presidential cabinet. Had he not been struggling against this divided government, President Lincoln could have achieved victory with extreme efficiency and a minimum of wanton bloodshed (Angle 659)....   [tags: American America History]

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The Lincoln Assasination's Impact on Walt Whitman

- The Lincoln Assasination's Impact on Walt Whitman On the night of the awful tragedy an unreal action occurred in the box at the theater. Watching was the greatest man of his time in the glory of the most stupendous success story in our history. He was the idolized chief of a nation already mighty, and a symbol to all of the grandeur of a great nation. Quick death was to come on the central figure of that company -- the central figure of the great and good men of the century. The shot heard around the country would not die in a whimper....   [tags: Papers]

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Lincoln Assassination

- he Lincoln Assassination On April, 14 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a performance of An American Cousin at Ford’s Theater. President Lincoln died the next morning. The person who had killed Lincoln was John Wilkes Booth. A few days before he was killed, Lincoln had told his spouse about a dream he had, he saw a president shrouded on a catafalque in the east room of the White House. Even after this dream he attended An American Cousin at Ford’s Theater. John Wilkes Booth thought the president was determined to destroy the constitution, set aside the rights reserved to the states, crush civil liberties, and restore monarchy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lincoln - Greatest Man Of The 19th Century

- The man of the nineteenth century. Many historians argue that American culture is based on Civil War and its outcome. It is easy to agree with that statement, because one cannot even imagine living in a slave-owning society that would most definitely develop if the South had won. Abraham Lincoln, America’s sixteenth President was the most influential man of the war. He was responsible for mobilizing the North’s power, getting people, both Republicans and Democrats, to sympathize with the Union cause and consequently, winning the war....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lincoln At Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America

- Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America "Fourscore and seven years ago…." These are the first 5 of only two hundred seventy-two words that remade America. In Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, the author, Gary Wills, informed us that Abraham Lincoln wanted equality among us and to unite as one. In Abraham Lincoln's own speech, he would not mention single individuals or even top officers. Everyone was considered as equal importance and was never any different. "Though we call Lincoln's text the Gettysburg Address, that title clearly belongs to Everett." 1 This is very true, which I think is interesting....   [tags: American History]

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Mary Todd Lincoln

- Mary Todd Lincoln Mary Ann Todd Lincoln, wife of the sixteenth President of the United States, was born December 13, 1818, in Lexington, Kentucky to Robert and Eliza Parker Todd. She was raised in a wealthy, yet dysfunctional family. She was well educated as a child, but needed more attention while growing up.Mary had a lot of problems as a Southern woman during the Civil War. Many people disliked her and people often criticized her actions while she was in the White House....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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How Lincoln Won The War With Metaphors

- Abraham Lincoln's ability to speak with eloquence and force is what won the Civil War; there can be no doubt about it. His role as a motivator and often an inspiring teacher to all had more of an effect on the troops and the American people than a loss or a victory of any battle ever did. Lincoln's speeches are some of the most celebrated in history for many good reasons. He was always aware of his audience and never failed to impress with his use of logic and knowledge. However, what are most remembered about Lincoln's speeches are his metaphors and imagery used to provoke emotions or ideas from the reader....   [tags: Political Science]

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To What Extent Did President Lincoln's Decisions Shape the Civil War?

- Section A: Scope of the Investigation The focus of this investigation will be: What are some of President Lincoln’s major decisions during the Civil War, and to what extent did they shape the war. The study will start chronologically at the beginning of Abraham Lincoln’s first term as President of the United States, and focus on who Lincoln picked as part his cabinet. The examination will then look at the start of the Civil War to its finish, and will focus on some of the major political and war-related decisions Lincoln made during this time period, starting with his use of the bombing of Fort Sumter to declare war, then on his selection of generals for the Union army....   [tags: US history, politics, warfare]

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Abe Lincoln

- History Essay The United Sates declared its independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. Great Britain did not recognize its independence until, the Treaty of Paris, two years after the American forces defeated the Britain army at the siege of Yorktown. Since the Articles of Confederation were replaced by the U.S. Constitution in 1789, the United States has had forty-two different presidents. Among these presidents, two of the best have were George Washington, and Abraham Lincoln. This essay will prove that George Washington was the greatest U.S....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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To What Extent Was Lincoln's Leadership Essential to the Northern Victory in the Civil War

- This investigation will evaluate to what extent was Lincoln’s leadership essential to the Northern victory in the Civil War. In order to determine whether or not Lincoln’s presidential leadership truly did influence the outcome of the American Civil War, the investigation focuses on several historical accounts of his life and presidency during the years in which the Civil War took place. His decisions during this time period, as well as any legislation passed while he was in office during the Civil War, are also explored....   [tags: United States history]

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Comparing The Political Leadership Of Lincoln and Davis

- Comparing The Political Leadership Of Lincoln and Davis It may seem self- evident that Lincoln was the greater political leader; Lincoln led the winning side while Davis was defeated. It has though, been thought that once the Northern advantages and Southern disadvantages have been considered, that it is possible, that almost anyone could have led the North to victory. If this is so, was it Davis's strong leadership, which ensured that the confederacy survived as long as it did....   [tags: Papers]

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Lincoln vs. Davis

- Lincoln vs. Davis Charles Beard, a noted historian said that the American Civil War was a conflict between industry and agriculture. Alexander Stephens, a southern statesman said that the war was about states rights. Horace Greeley, a northern newspaper man, and prominent abolitionist claimed the war was fought over the issue of slavery. Abraham Lincoln said it was a struggle "testing whether that nation, or any nation, so conceived and so dedicated can long endure." Lincoln said his paramount object was to save the Union, and if he could accomplish that by not freeing any slaves, he would free none; "if I could save it by freeing all the slaves I would do it; and if I co...   [tags: Papers]

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Mary Surratt and the Death Penalty

- “She kept the nest that hatched the rotten egg.” President Johnson was referring to Mary Surratt when he declared this. Who is Mary Surratt. Not many people would be able to answer this question however, many people would be able to explain who John Wilkes Booth was if they were asked. He was the man who assassinated Abraham Lincoln. Well, Mary Surratt was a middle-aged woman during the civil war, and was wrongly accused of assisting in the plot to kill President Lincoln. During the trial, her rights were ignored, and she was eventually hanged with little proof to support her guilt....   [tags: Lincoln Assassination Conspirator]

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The American Civil War Was Inevitable

- "A house divided against itself cannot stand" were the words of Abraham Lincoln in a republican convention on June 17,1858 in Illinois. The inevitable debate over slavery, popular sovereignty, the publishing of Uncle Tom's Cabin, and Lincoln's election would eventually have brothers versus brothers fighting each other in a bloody war. Religion, economics and the lost of power made the civil war an inevitable one. Popular sovereignty is the ideal that people could choose their laws such ideal Lewis Cass first brought up....   [tags: Civil War, Lincoln]

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What Were the Key Issues Leading To the Civil War?

- Since the beginning of their new nation, the United States had many differences between the Northern and Southern states. During the Constitutional Convention they disagreed on how to determine their representation in the house based on population; the Southerners wanted to count their slaves and the Northerners did not, which lead to the three-fifths compromise. Later in the Convention there were concessions given to the South, which left the Northerners feeling uneasy, such as: a guarantee that the slave trade would not be interfered with by Congress until 1808 and slave owners were given the right to recover refugee slaves from anywhere in the United States....   [tags: slavery, texas, lincoln]

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Frederick Douglass Cuts through the Lincoln Myth to Consider the Man

- ... You are a man, and so am I. God created both, and made us separate beings. We are distinct persons, and are each equally provided with faculties necessary to our individual existence.” (Ramsey, William) (Frederick Douglass, Southerner). This point talks about how Frederick Douglass feels like everybody is made by the same type of person and how everybody is born the same type of person. Frederick Douglass goes on to feel that we are given equal types of responsibilities to fulfill our life as a human being....   [tags: notorious American presidents]

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How Frederick Douglass Changed History

- There are numerous individuals throughout the past that had the chance to leave a stain in the fabric of history. But, small amounts that stood up and represented slavery in the United States. The immoral selling of beings to becoming a slave is recognized as slavery. Slavery had a huge role in the United States history, getting down in the 1600’s and was abolished in the 1800’s. African-American slaves were maliciously being walked on, as if they were carcasses, for a hundreds of years. Although, slaves were prevented from being educated, one particular astonishing African-American fellow was able to change overpass this situation....   [tags: slavery,emancipation proclamation, lincoln]

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A Comparative Analysis of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Lee’s Letter to His Son

- Address Your Sons (A Comparative Analysis of Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Lee’s Letter to His Son) Margaret Mitchell once said: “They knew that love snatched in the face of danger and death was doubly sweet for the strange excitement that went with it.” The Civil war was a trying time for the American people, whether they were on the battlefield or at home. Although the name is quite deceiving, there was nothing civil about this war.I was fought with the violence and brutality that would define a century....   [tags: emotionally, opposing positions, slavery]

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Lincoln versus Douglas: One Man's Fall is Another Man's Rise

- Two men stepped onto a platform in front of hundreds of people; prepared for a battle of dialect, rhetoric and moral justification. The two adversaries differed in partisanship, political success, height, methods of Government action, and most of all morality of what is right. Although the candidates presented polar opposites visions for America, they were similar in their dynamic display of debating. Both men possessed eloquence in their speeches and disposition. The debates consisted of seven encounters throughout Illinois....   [tags: U.S. History]

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Exploring Whether or Not the Split of the Democratic Party in 1860 was Responsible for the Election of Lincoln

- There has always been discourse between the political parties of America, and though this is common, a fight within the party can be devastating, and this dispute can lead to a lack of progression in the house. This can also lead to the loss of the house itself. During the election of 1860, a split between the Democratic party supposedly resulted in the election of Abraham Lincoln. Or so many people claim. Did the split of the Democratic party in 1860 actually lead to the election of Lincoln. In the election of 1860 there were four candidates running; Abraham Lincoln, Stephen A....   [tags: american history]

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The Inclination Toward the Procrastination Habit in American Teenagers

- “Leave nothing for tomorrow which can be done today;” Abraham Lincoln, our nation’s 13th President, spoke about procrastinating over a century and a half ago. Did he foreshadow the new procrastination problem infecting our youth today. Maybe, but it’s become an epidemic, spreading across the nation like wildfire. Nevertheless, there’s a difference between those who procrastinate and those who are procrastinators. A non-procrastinator and a procrastinator both have to-do lists with 12 tasks to accomplish; the non-procrastinator finishes tasks one through nine and leaves the rest for another day, but the procrastinator tends to do one or two things before reorganizing the list and procrastina...   [tags: procrastinators, lincoln, independence]

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Presidents of The United States

- In order to accurately provide examples of United States Presidents fulfilling their role as Commander-in-Chief, one must first lay the groundwork. According to a commander-in-Chief is defined as, “ The supreme commander of the armed forces of a nation or, sometimes, of several allied nations: The president is the Commander in Chief of the U.S. Army, Navy, and Air force.”( The President of the United States is in charge of roughly 1.46 million people who are considered active in the military.(Find the Data)....   [tags: ronal reagan, Carter, lincoln]

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Devepment Requires, Hard Work, Patience, and Effort

- Development of every single thing occurs only step by step and there is no other way for this. It never happens rapidly and suddenly. It is hard and continuous process, which requires patience and a lot of effort. Our world developed the same way. Every single step or we can say period of world history brought some new, crucial and influential innovations to people’s lives. One of such periods is the time between second half of the 17th century and first half of 20th century. This is the period from the end of Thirty Years’ War – Peace of Westphalia (1648) and the beginning of World War I (1914)....   [tags: lincoln, civil war, karl marx]

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Struggles of Minority Groups

- Struggles of Minority Groups On July 4, 1776 The Declaration of Independence was issued, it stated “we hold these truths to be self_evident: That all men are created equal...” But our new nation still participated In the practice of slavery - of african-americans. until the conclusion of the Civil War in the 1860s, after their was much work to make the rights and privileges of citizens. Then America was welcoming immigrants from the World, problems of racial segregation for multiple minority groups....   [tags: independence, lincoln, civil war]

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Lincoln In American Memory by Merrill D. Peterson

- "O Captain. My Captain. Our fearful trip is done; The ship has weather'd every rack, the prize we sought is won… The ship is anchor'd safe and sound, its voyage closed and done; From fearful trip, the victor ship, comes in with object won…" Walt Whitman's description of a ship weathering a powerful storm, and returning safe with its mission complete, perfectly illustrates the United States enduring the divisions of the Civil War. This poem is one of numerous commemorations to the sixteenth president of the United States, Abraham Lincoln....   [tags: Book Review, Book Analysis]

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John Wilkes Booth

- John Wilkes Booth is best known for the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln. Booth was born on May 10, 1838 near Bel Air, Maryland in a large log cabin to his mother, Mary Ann Holmes, and his father, Junius Brutus Booth. John's mother and father moved from Britain to England and settled here in America. His father's bad habits led to the house being depressing and the fact his family was wealthy and owned slaves may have led to his hatred of Abraham Lincoln. Booth lived a very appealing life from a privileged life to even traveling after being dead....   [tags: Assassination of President Lincoln]

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Harriet Beecher Stowe and the Civil War

- ... The book was based on her experiences, the underground railroad, and also the antislavery movement(The Harriet Beecher Stowe Center). Uncle Tom’s Cabin was a huge hit among Americans(Harriet Beecher Stowe). It was originally supposed to be just three to four sections in an antislavery newspaper. Eventually, the story got extended to more than 40 sections in the newspaper(Uncle Tom’s Cabin). When it was made into a book, stores sold about 10,000 copies in just the first week and more than 300,000 copies in the first year....   [tags: Uncle Tom’s Cabin, lincoln]

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Dinner Party with the Presidents

- A dinner party with three individuals from the pre-Civil War era would be both entertaining and extremely informative. Although those who lived in the United States hundreds of years ago have little in common in their day-to-day lives and activities, I believe people who lived through these uncertain times would have much wisdom to lend modern-day Americans. For my dinner party, I would invite Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington. All three of the Presidents I would invite to my dinner party grew up in the South and I imagine they each enjoyed a hearty, rich meal....   [tags: Andrew Jackson, George Washington, Lincoln]

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An Unbreakable Union

- An Unbreakable Union As Abraham Lincoln was sworn into the office of President of the United States of America, the nation was deeply divided, with several states having seceded to form the Confederate States of America. He promised to “preserve, protect, and defend” (Doc #1) the Union and its federal forts and property in the Confederacy that were being dismantled and appropriated by the South. Lincoln further promised in his address that “no State can lawfully [leave] the Union” (Doc #1) and that he would reassert the laws of the Union in the rebellious states....   [tags: American History, Politics, Lincoln]

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Famous People Born in Illinois

- Remember The Name There are many people to remember in history, they most of the time deserve it and sometimes they don’t. there are many from Illinois like Abraham Lincoln. some of the famous people are more modern like Walt Disney, Nelly, Danielle Campbell. Walt Disney maybe dead but his creations are very alive unlike Danielle Campbell other cast members. Nelly being a singer with his hard life. Mary Ann Bickerdyke a women that helped in the Civil War Lincoln along with her. These are amazing people that are rememered in todays society....   [tags: Lincoln, Disney, Mother Byckerdyke's War]

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Lincoln’s Birthday

- Lincoln’s Birthday This book is a compilation of letters written to and by the revered president, Abraham Lincoln. This makes it so that the same stories are told from different perspectives. All together this book is filled with historically accurate information. The opening passage is Lincoln’s own Autobiography. I wish I could insert the entire passage. I think the closing paragraph is a wonderful description of the man, both in appearance and in demeanor. “If any personal description of me is thought desirable, it may be said I am in height six feet four inches, nearly; lean in flesh, weighing, on an average, one hundred and eighty pounds; dark complexion, with coarse black hair and gra...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Causes of the American Civil War

- Causes of the American Civil War From the time America was formed until 1860, America was a nation divided. They fought in the American Revolution in order to become a free country from Britain’s control and you would think that this war would soon bring the new country together in an unprecedented fashion. In fact, it may have divided them more than the Revolution had brought them together. This division was a result of location and personal disagreements on what to do with the newly acquired land from previous wars and what to do with the slaves in the south....   [tags: mexican-american war, hidalgo, lincoln]

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In the Article, Chiefly About War Matters, Nathaniel Hawthorne Describes Abe Lincoln's Unattractiveness as Superficial

- ... worn so faithfully that the suit ... had grown to be an outer skin" he effectively demonstrates that Lincoln chose comfort over snobbish tradition thus making himself more relatable to the citizens of the United States, which stunned Hawthorne who found Lincoln's unconventional dress refreshingly simplistic and exemplary of the Yankee spirit thus making Lincoln seem more approachable (para. 3). Hawthorne is also effectively able to convey the fact that despite his lack of physical attractiveness, Lincoln remained strong of mind and relatable to the average American citizen making him the perfect president to confidently lead the Union through the Civil War....   [tags: civil war, union, confederacy]

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Was Lincoln’s actions in which violated civil liberties and abused the presidential power justified?

- President Lincoln was born on February 12th, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. He was the second child born of his parents who were farmers. In 1840, Lincoln became engaged to Mary Todd the two married on November 4th 1842. Lincoln was a dedicated lawyer who was very passionate about his law practice. He had a partnership with Stephen T. Logan that was formed in 1841 and during this time, he was producing the equivalent income to a governor, with a salary of $1,200. He ended the business relationship with Stephen T....   [tags: american history, presidents]

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The American Civil War

- ... She was a good spy because she knew the land well, she was a escape slave and helped numerous people escape slavery by the underground railroad. Harriet wasn't just important from her spy work, she did a lot of nursing work also she found water lilies and herbs to make stew for the sick and she saved a lot of Union soldiers with her nurse work. The next big individual African American impact was Isabella Baumfree mostly know as Sojourner Truth she was a former slave that was an abolitionist and a good public speaker on slavery and women's rights....   [tags: frederick douglas, lincoln, union soldiers]

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Election Of 1860: How Could Lincoln Have Lost The Election

- Election of 1860: How Could Lincoln Have Lost the Election The election of 1860 brought a dramatic change to politics. The country had already been divided by the Northern states and Southern states. There were disagreements over whether the territories should be expanded and about each state entering the Union. In addition, slavery was also a major issue. Not only was Lincoln not even on the ballot in nine Southern states, he only won 2 of 996 counties in the entire south. Not only did Lincoln not having any southern support, but also he was apart of the Union and against slavery; his views could have seriously lost him the race....   [tags: Political Science]

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The Passing of the Emancipation Proclamation as the Result of Lincoln’s Desire to Undermine the Southern Economy

- The Passing of the Emancipation Proclamation as the Result of Lincoln’s Desire to Undermine the Southern Economy Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation completed the most significant u-turn in American history. Months before, in the Crittendon Resolution, Lincoln had explicitly stated that Union forces would not target Southern plantations, and that the South would be welcomed back into the Union with or without the slave system. At this point, Lincoln regarded slavery as a potentially divisive issue and, as noted by the historians Johansson and Hofstatder, aimed to avoid anything that would associate him as being either for or against its abolition....   [tags: Papers]

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Slavery: Trials and Errors in American History

- American History is filled with several trials and errors. However, possibly the greatest blemish in American history would have to be the long-standing system of slavery that plagued early America. Slavery had existed in America until 1865, far longer than many other countries. During the time when slavery still flourished, some people attempted to promote abolitionism but the majority of pro-slavery individuals did not budge. Nat Turner, William Lloyd Garrison, Abraham Lincoln, and slave runaways are all people that carried out specific anti-slavery acts and were on the forefront of abolitionist movements for their time....   [tags: Nat Turner, William LLoyd Garrison, Lincoln]

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John Wooden's Fight Against the Status Quo

- John Wooden’s Fight Against the Status Quo When somebody thinks of a person that went against the world or changed it, some specific ones come to their mind like Abraham Lincoln or Martin Luther King Jr. These people fought for civil right. Though it was hard for them to overcome it, they had lots of support. John Wooden actually also was a famous person that was for civil rights. In 1947 his team was invited to the National Association of Intercollegiate Basketball National Tournament in Kansas....   [tags: Civil Right, Martin Luther King, Lincoln]

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Civil War: Inevitable or Avoidable

- After thoroughly assessing past readings and additional research on the Civil War between the North and South, it was quite apparent that the war was inevitable. Opposed views on this would have probably argued that slavery was the only reason for the Civil War. Therefore suggesting it could have been avoided if a resolution was reached on the issue of slavery. Although there is accuracy in stating slavery led to the war, it wasn’t the only factor. Along with slavery, political issues with territorial expansion, there were also economic and social differences between North and South....   [tags: war, slavery, north, south, confederate, Lincoln]

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Abe Lincoln and Slavery

- Abraham was born a poor farmhand boy in Kentucky, but he moved from small cabins in Kentucky, Indiana, and finally settled in Illinois. He was a farmhand for his father in these states and didn’t have much exposure to slavery, although, these states did have black/slave laws. Lincoln got his first dose of slavery at the age of eighteen when he was hired to take a flatboat down to New Orleans. I quote from Lincoln: A Photobiography “Lincoln would never forget the site of black men, women, and children being driven along in chains and being auctioned off like cattle.” This still didn’t change his “opinion” on slavery (he didn’t have one)....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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The Life of Abraham

- God selected Abraham to be the father of the His people. The bible does not directly state why God selected him, but after reading scripture one can conclude that God selected Abraham due to his great faith. Abraham’s life lends itself as an example to all who desire to walk with God. EARLY LIFE Abraham was one of three sons born to Terah in the city of Ur of the Chaldeans. Research conducted by Elmer Towns indicates that Abraham was younger than his two brothers, Nahor and Haran, although the bible does not specifically indicate that (56)....   [tags: Abraham's Life of Faith]

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Lincoln’s Presidential Executive Order - Suspension of the Writ of Habeas Corpus

- A presidential executive order is an instruction issued by the President of the United States in exercising the constitutional authority vested in him to pass executive orders. This authority is derived from Article II, Section 1 of the Constitution of the United States of America, which means the presidential executive order has the power to become a law. Presidents have been mostly using presidential executive orders to issue directives in regard to managing the ways in which the federal government functions....   [tags: executive branch, president Lincoln]

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Lincoln and His Generals by T. Harry Williams

- Lincoln and His Generals by T. Harry Williams Harry T. Williams was born on May 19, 1909. When in college, he was encouraged by a professor to study history. This professor's main interest was the Civil War era and had a great effect on Williams. He attended Platteville State Teachers College (later Wisconsin State University at Platteville) where he received a B.Ed in 1931. Williams continued education into graduate school was mainly due to the lack of work during the Great Depression. He went on to earn a Ph.M....   [tags: LIncoln Generals Williams Essays]

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Rhetorical Analysis of Lincoln's Second Inaugural Speech

- 'With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations.' In the delivery of Lincoln's 'Second Inaugural,' many were inspired by this uplifting and keen speech. It had been a long war, and Lincoln was concerned about the destruction that had taken place....   [tags: Rhetoric of Lincoln's Inaugural Speech]

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Abraham and God

- Abraham’s seriousness and dedication in regards to his covenant with God control tense actions and events between Abraham and Isaac. Abraham is compelled in his actions by his understanding and faith that his belief in God will reap benefits. Without hesitation, he considers doing everything that God tells him to do. Abraham’s willingness and sacrifice of Isaac show the great power that God has over Abraham. Abraham’s desire for God’s approval and blessings compel him toward grave actions without the concrete command from God....   [tags: Sacrifice, Covenant]

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Lincoln and the Republicans

- The Civil War was a war that was fought over the civil and humane treatment of every person, regardless of their outward appearances. It left a scathing scar on the nation After the atrocities that were suffered in the Civil war, the nation need a way to heal it’s wounds and unite again. Lincoln had a battle of his own to fight within the congress for the Reconstruction of the nation, While Lincoln believed that the south had suffered enough and had a long road to recovery, the radical republicans wanted to punish the south....   [tags: American History]

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The Reconstruction Era: The Planted Seeds

- The first roar of the Civil War ended with a last gasp for air. Where in such a war more than six hundred twenty thousand men sacrificed their lives for their own belief in the abolishment of slavery (“Civil War Facts”). “We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain. That this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom” (Baslor). These wise words of Abraham Lincoln cleared the way of a desolate trail of violence and pain, yet he was determined to accomplish his plans of abolishing slavery and creating equality....   [tags: american history, civil war]

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Abraham: A Paradigm of Faith

- Introduction Standard readings of the Akedah (Genesis 22.1-19) promote Abraham as a paradigm of faith because of his limitless and unwavering commitment to God. God speaks to Abraham, demands a painful violence that threatens to shatter his soteriological promises to Abraham, and Abraham marches forward fully complaint with the injunction. These actions certify Abraham as faith-hero par excellence; Abraham obeys regardless of obstacle or cost. This traditional interpretation is so readily accepted that even Kant fails to question its validity....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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Abraham's Obedience: A Biblical Epic

- Although it may not be automatically detected by many of today's readers, a common literary genre manifests itself within several accounts of the Bible: epic. Epic is often a form of literature affiliated with works such as The Odyssey, however, its unique, artistic style can also be easily detected within the Word of God. Abraham's faithful obedience to God when called upon to sacrifice his only son is one such example found within the book of Genesis. It contains several epic elements which Homer's audience would recognize with ease....   [tags: The Bible]

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The Life and Theories of Abraham Maslow

- Humanistic psychology is the field of psychology which holds the beliefs that people can control their own behavior and that people naturally strive to reach their full potential (Feldman, 2009). Humanistic psychology discards the notion that neither biological processes nor environment are the underlying cause of human behavior, and instead states that humans attempt to innately endeavor their full potential. A prominent factor in humanistic psychology is free will. In opposition of determinism, which states that every event, including every human decision and action, is inevitable, free will states that individuals have the authority to make decisions over their life....   [tags: hierarchy of needs, humanistic psychology]

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Abraham J Briloff and Accounting

- It was my pleasure to be given the opportunity to attend the International Conference of Critical Accounting at Hunter College. At the conference, there were many professional international accountants, brilliant college and university professors, and many others who are expertise in the accounting field. All of these accountant professionals shared their experiences in the field, and their researches and findings. However, there was a unique session of this conference, a brief memorial of Abraham J....   [tags: conference, accounting firm, truth]

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Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs

- Outline 1. Biography 2. Theory 3. Theory Application to Teaching 4. Works Cited Biography Abraham Maslow was born on April 1, 1908 in Brooklyn, New York. He was the first born of seven. His parents were uneducated Jewish immigrants from Russia to the United States before he was born. They came to America to get away from the harsh conditions and socio-political turmoil. His parents, hoping for their children to do better than they did, pushed for educational excellence. He grew up with almost no friends to play with because his father would make him study for long hours....   [tags: Psychology]

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Ethics: God and Abraham

- The first problem, “Is there a teleological suspension of the ethical?” begins by declaring that the ethical is the universe which applies to everyone. However, our purpose in the universe, is to act ethically. “As soon as the single individual wants to assert himself in his particularity, in direct opposition to the universe, he sins, and only by recognizing this can he again reconcile himself with the universe” (Kierkegaard, 1985, p. 83). I think that this statement makes sense because we cannot move forward in life unless we acknowledge the mistakes that we have made....   [tags: universe, ethics, sacrifice]

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God Promises to Abraham

- After going through the pain of childbirth, naming their babies, seeing their children grow up, and dreaming of their futures, filicide is usually far from the minds of most parents. The emotional ties that parents share with their children are hard to sever, yet in Genesis the culture was accepting of child sacrifices. The fear of the gods was stronger in ancient times, when science was lacking appropriate explanations, and so gods were believed to cause natural events. If the God from Genesis, who was much more powerful than any man and exponentially more vengeful, told parents to sacrifice their child, for the sake of their family (and the rest of the population for that matter), then the...   [tags: Religion, Genesis, Child Sacrifices]

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Abraham and Modern Times

- When Abraham was 86 years old, Sarah had not yet given him a child, so she told him to go to bed with her slave Hagar. The age of Abraham was pluralistic, it was much more common to have multiple wives and carnally involved with one’s slaves. After their dalliance, Hagar gave birth to Abraham’s first child, Ishmael, who’s name means God Hears. They lived together as a family until 13 years later, when God prophesized that Sarah would give birth to her own son . Isaac’s birth created a divide within their patchwork family, the two mothers were at odds over their places in Abraham’s household....   [tags: sara, hagar, bible, israel]

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Before Abraham, I AM

- The Gospel of John was written to witness of the extraordinary life of Jesus. John carefully recorded numerous signs and miracles which argued for the deity of Jesus Christ. However, this Gospel also records Jesus making several unusual statements. These “I AM” sayings are only found in the Gospel of John, and by these statements Jesus clearly claims to be God.1 The Jews clearly understood Jesus’ statements; it was after these and similar statements that the Jews attempted to stone Jesus for blasphemy....   [tags: Scripture Analysis ]

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Motivational Theorist: Abraham Maslow

- Motivational Theorist Paper: Abraham Maslow Abraham Maslow “What a man can be, he must be. This need we call self-actualization.” (“Brainy Quote”) This quote by Abraham Harold Maslow is the foundation on which much of his work is based. Maslow was born in Brooklyn, New York on April 1, 1908, to a poor Jewish immigrant family from Russia. He was the first of seven children and since his parents wished for the best for their children they were very strong about academic achievement. Due to this push from his parents he became a very unsociable boy and found comfort in reading and studying books....   [tags: psychology, self-actualization]

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Lincoln and The 1864 Presidential Election

- The 1864 presidential election was one of the important elections in the American History. In the middle of a devastating civil war, the United States had held its presidential election almost without discussing any alternative (American President: A Reference Resource). None of the other Democratic nations had ever conducted a national election during the time of war. While there was still talk going in postponing the election. That was when Lincoln pointed out that America needs a free government and without conducting the election we have ruined ourselves (Boller P.115)....   [tags: Government]

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Abraham Adams, A Centenarian

- Abraham Adams is not a famous person, likewise, no fruitful information Abraham Adams had the clearest blue eyes and the sharpest memory of any old man I'd ever known....   [tags: Life, Youth, Description]

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Biography of Abraham Maslow

- Once in a generation, and only a few rare instances in a millennia, a certain designation of academic and/or scientist enters into the pursuit of knowledge that captures the epitome of makeup and living -the dynamic of life- to such a prolific magnitude that the world is revolutionized in their wake. Abraham Maslow so completely documented and achieved a level of understating of the causes of human events that his work effectively captivates the struggle of human life and achievement. His theories on the constitution of human needs provide an explanation as to just exactly why people do the things they do, and demonstrate the integral forces behind human behavior....   [tags: psychology, human needs]

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Background Information: The Lincoln Index

- Background Information: The Lincoln Index The Lincoln Index is a method which is used to estimate and sample the size of closed populations. This method was discovered in by the American ornithologist Frederick C. Lincoln in 1930. The Lincoln Index provides a way to measure, sample and estimate population sizes of individual animal species. It is based on the capture, mark, release and recapture technique. The mark and recapture method involve random sampling of a population of animals and then mark all of the individuals that is captured in a recognizable way but is non-harmful and does not expose them to higher predation levels than non-marked individuals....   [tags: Experiment Analysis]

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Abraham Maslow

- Abraham Maslow was born on April 1, 1908 to two Jewish parents who lived in New York but had emigrated from Russia. (Cherry, page 1) He was born in Brooklyn New York and he was the first of seven children. (Cherry, Page 1) He grew up with parents pushing him along in his education so he would be a very smart person and could accomplish many large tasks. (Boeree, page 1) When Abraham Maslow was a child he was very lonely and unhappy due to always being pushed along in his education instead of being friendlier with people his age....   [tags: hierarchy or needs, psychology]

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