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James Madison

- James Madison, the 4th president of the United States, born March 16, 1751. Despite serving as President, eight years each as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, as secretary of state, his principal contribution to the founding of the United States was the acclaimed "Father of the Constitution." He played the leading role in authoring the U.S. Constitution, and was its leading defender and interpreter for 50 years. To the top degree, he combined scholarship, a keen intelligence, commitment to republican government, and a realistic understanding of politics in a way that allowed him again and again to move from an idea or a conception to a plan, a policy or a law....   [tags: Biography]

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Presidency of James Madison

- The presidency of James Madison was one which many people have disagreeing points of view on. Some historians think he was not one of our greater presidents because he let the United States fall into the conflict known as the war of 1812. Other historians think that Madison's presidency was a good one because he led America out of the war of 1812 and united the country. The presidency of James Madison while not being one of the greatest of all the presidents was still above average as a president because of Madison's administrative skills, international relations, and crisis leadership....   [tags: American History]

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James Madison Biography

- Like his close friend Thomas Jefferson, James Madison came from a prosperous family of Virginia planters, received an excellent education, and studied law "though only informally" and quickly found himself drawn into the debates over independence. In 1776, he became a delegate to the revolutionary Virginia Convention, where he worked closely with Thomas Jefferson to push through religious freedom statutes, among other liberal measures. The youngest member of the Continental Congress, Madison was of smaller than average height for a Virginian of the period; reports have him standing either five feet four or five feet six inches tall....   [tags: Biography]

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James Madison's View of Factionalism

- Partisanship is a natural phenomenon for Human beings; we seek out, long for, and align ourselves with others who share our views. Through these people, we polish our ideas and gain courage from the knowledge that we are not alone in our viewpoint. Factions give breadth, depth, and volume to our individual voice. James Madison, the author of the Federalist #10 underlined the causes of factions, the dangers factions can pose, and solutions to the problem. . Factions can be present in many different settings in society....   [tags: Political Science]

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James Madison's Contribution of Checks and Balances

- James Madison didn't originate the idea of checks and balances for limiting government power, but he helped push it farther than anyone else before or since. Previous political thinkers, citing British experience, had talked about checks and balances with a monarch in the mix, but Madison helped apply the principle to a republic. Contrary to such respected thinkers as Baron de Montesquieu, Madison insisted checks and balances could help protect liberty in a large republic. Madison, incredibly, insisted that to be legitimate, a government must coerce people....   [tags: Political Science Politics]

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Marbury vs. Madison

- Marbury vs. Madison Under the administrations of Washington and his successor, John Adams, only members of the ruling Federalist Party were allowed to be on the bench, and under the Constitution, they held office for life during "good behavior." So when the Republicans won the election of 1800, the Jeffersonians found out that even though they controlled the presidency and Congress, the Federalists still had control of the judiciary. One of the first acts of the new administration was to repeal the Judiciary Act of 1800, which had created a whole bunch of new judgeships....   [tags: Papers]

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Jefferson And Madison And Federalism

- John Adams was the last Federalist president which led to the next 16 years of Thomas Jefferson as president for two terms and James Madison as president for two terms. Jefferson and Madison were members of the Republican Party, which had principles and philosophies that were very different than the views of the Federalists. Jefferson and Madison each abandoned the Republican philosophies for Federalism. Jefferson and Madison took on Federalist views while being President of the United States. However, Jefferson and Madison each picked somewhere to stand their ground and keep some of their Republican views....   [tags: Political Science]

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Madison vs Marshall

- Madison vs Marshall Upon the Declaration of Independence, a “plan of confederation” was offered to be prepared for the colonies. This plan, known as The Articles of Confederation, established a “league of friendship” among the states rather than a national government. The most significant fact about the created government was it’s weakness, it could not enforce even the limited powers it had. In James Madison’s words, in his Federalist Paper #10 “complaints are everywhere heard…that our governments are too unstable”....   [tags: essays papers]

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Federalists

- James Madison was a very intelligent man and was one of the forefathers for our country. In Madison’s Federalist Paper Number 10 he describes the need to control factions in the United States and how the government is to do so. The Federalist papers are a key point in describing how to control “factions” that are so dangerous to the young government, or so Madison feels. In Madison’s paper he clearly lays out his idea on the sources of factions, his feelings on democracy versus a republic, and how to control factions....   [tags: American History, Madison, Factions]

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James Monroe

- James Monroe He was the fifth president of the United States (1817-1825) and the last of the so-called Virginia dynasty of U.S. presidents. Monroe was president during the "Era of Good Feelings." James Monroe was one of five children born to Spence Monroe, a carpenter, and Elizabeth Jones Monroe. In 1775 Monroe left college to go to war. Monroe served in Congress for three years. In 1784, during a congressional recess, Monroe journeyed through the Western territories....   [tags: Papers]

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Henry James

- Henry James In August of 1904, after more than two decades abroad, the sixty-year-old Henry James returned to the United States for a year. While William James had famously remarked that his brother was "a native of the James family" (W James 517), with little else in the way of national affiliation, Henry considered himself as American as ever after his twenty years in Europe. The book he wrote about his American journey was titled The American Scene only because James's first choice had been taken; he would have preferred to call it The Return of the Native.[1] But James's sense of himself as a native, as one at home in the United States, was shaken by his alienating experie...   [tags: American Scence Henry James Essays]

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Henry James, Principled Realism

- Henry James, Principled Realism I read a critical essay by Michael Kearns entitled, "Henry James, Principled Realism, and the Practice of Critical Reading." In it, Kearns invents the terms "principled reality" and "naïve reality" and how to apply these perspectives when reading Washington Square. As Kearns explores these two types of realities, he states that the readers should take a stance of "principled realism" which he defines as follows: "principled realism, like pragmatism, is a method which holds that no objective truths or transcendentally privileged perspective can be found but that we can understand enough about a situation or event to be able to act responsibly towards all pers...   [tags: Henry James]

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James Joyce's Trieste

- "And trieste ah trieste ate I my liver" -- Finnegan's Wake "The average traveler would not make a point of staying long in Trieste" -- Cook's Handbook The idea was born underground, one February morning in the Paris Metro. Weaving through tunnels the color of fluorescent light, we halted, stumbling over ourselves, before a yellowing tourism poster that was strangely symbolic amongst perfume advertisements and scrawled graffiti: a photograph of a violent fairy-tale, a photograph of a castle white and turreted, balanced upon a jagged cliff and reaching sharply towards the limits of a fierce, dark body of water, at the depths of which was inscribed once simple and mysterious word: Trieste....   [tags: James Joyce Trieste Essays]

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James Arthur Baldwin

- James Arthur Baldwin James Arthur Baldwin was born the first of nine children during 1924 in Harlem. His father, David, was a clergyman and a factory worker, and was the source of all of James Baldwin's fears. Baldwin's mother, Berdis, was a homemaker. Baldwin first started writing around age fourteen as a way of seeking the love which he was missing from his family life. During this time Baldwin attended Frederick Douglas Junior High School and DeWitt Clinton High School. During his school years, Baldwin won several awards for his writings....   [tags: Biography James Baldwin Writers Essays]

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Henry James' ‘Washington Square

- Henry James' ‘Washington Square In ‘Washington Square', Henry James used a refined technique of narration, language, symbolism and irony as he explored the psychological dimensions of his characters' actions, motivations and interpersonal relationships. He did so as he confronted the tragedy of the immorality of human beings, personified in the characters of Dr. Sloper and Morris Townsend, in dominating the spirit of Sloper's daughter, Catherine, for their own ends. In other works of fiction where the oppressive circumstances of protagonists usually arise from failures of society and within the specific individual there is often an optimism to the extent that it is suggested that progress m...   [tags: Henry James Washington Square Analysis]

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James Joyce's Ulysses

- James Joyce's Ulysses "There's five fathoms out there.... A sail veering about the blank bay waiting for a swollen bundle to bob up, roll over to the sun a puffy face, saltwhite. Here I am" (18). If "Old Father Ocean" (42) is Proteus (Gifford 46), god of "primal matter" (32) corresponding with a viridian tinge of primal soup as well as the tide that washes in the ruined flotsam and jetsam of man's voyages, it makes some kind of sense that there is no corresponding symbolic organ to this episode....   [tags: James Joyce Ulysses Poem Essays]

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Character in Henry James's Washington Square

- A Question of Character in Henry James's Washington Square After reading Henry James's Washington Square, I was left a bit curious as to why James had so many static characters in his novel. Character development is a major literary device in most works, but was almost completely ignored in this book. I say almost because Catherine's demeanor seems to, even if just to the most subtle degree, drift towards an unphilanthropic attitude. Dr. Austin Sloper, his two sisters and poor Morris Townsend remain rigidly in their roles from start to finish, even throughout the span of two decades....   [tags: Henry James Washington Square]

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Dramatica Theory and James' Washington Square

- Dramatica Theory and James' Washington Square In this essay I will review a critique of James' Washington Square. I found the critique to be dry and rather clinical in its approach to this fine work by Henry James. From the beginning the article presents a cold psychological approach to the characters that James' has made live for me in the short novel. The article covers the character's name, gender, a short description of him or her, the role that character plays in the piece and then goes on to list the basic characteristics of him or her....   [tags: James Washington Square]

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The Dismal Washington Square, by Henry James

- The Dismal Washington Square, by Henry James Curiosity about how Washington Square was received at the time it was written lead me to search for a review done at the time the book was published. Expecting that the late nineteenth century reader would have a different view of the work than a late twentieth century reader, it came as a surprise to find that an anonymous review in the February 1881 issue of Spectator related views similar to my own. The reviewer described the book as "dismal," filled with a "leaden-coloured group of emotions," while still conveying a "genius" for "painting character, and genius for conceiving unalloyed dismalness of effect, without tragedy and without comedy"...   [tags: Washington Square Henry James]

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A Critique of Henry James' Washington Square

- A Critique of Henry James' Washington Square I will admit it; I did not like Washington Square. That said, when I read the first line to Donald Hall's afterword, I felt like throwing the book away. "Everyone likes Washington Square" (220), HA. Well not me, Mr. Hall. I am not exactly sure why I kept on reading; maybe I was feeling a little masochistic that day. So, behold my surprise when I began to come across some of the author's words that expressed many of the thoughts that I had about the novel and its characters....   [tags: Henry James Washington Square]

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Symbolism in Daisy Miller by Henry James

- The story of Daisy Miller starts off in Vevey, Switzerland with Winterbourne and Daisy meeting through Daisy's brother Randolph. Winterbourne is immediately attracted to her stating, "she was strikingly, admirably pretty" (James 470). The story continues with Winterbourne giving Daisy a tour of the Chateau de Chillon, and Winterbourne returning to Geneva, where he had an older women waiting for him. Daisy ends up meeting an Italian man, Giovanelli, which eventually leads to her death of malaria....   [tags: Henry James, Daisy Miller]

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James Watson's The Double Helix

- James Watson's The Double Helix James Watson's account of the events that led to the discovery of the structure of deoxyribose nucleic acid (DNA) is a very witty narrative, and shines light on the nature of scientists. Watson describes the many key events that led to the eventual discovery of the structure of DNA in a scientific manner, while including many experiences in his life that happened at the same time which really have no great significant impact on the discovery of the DNA structure....   [tags: James Watson The Double Helix DNA Essays]

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Young Lonigan by James T. Farrell

- Young Lonigan by James T. Farrell "After they had left the parlor, Studs sat by the window. He looked out, watching the night strangeness, listening. The darkness was over everything like a warm bed-cover, and all the little sounds of night seemed to him as if they belonged to some great mystery. He listened to the wind in the tree by the window. The street was queer, and didn’t seem at all like Wabash Avenue. He watched a man pass, his heels beating a monotonous echo. Studs imagined him to be some criminal being pursued by a detective like Maurice Costello, who used to act detective parts for Vitagraph....   [tags: Young Lonigan James Farrell Essays]

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Life Choices in Captain Mack & Billy Mack’s War By James Roy

- Captain Mack and Billy Mack’s War by James Roy are both "heart warming and thought provoking" (Reading Time) insights into the tangles of childhood and early adolescence. Published by University of Queensland Press (UQP) in 1999 and 2004 respectively, both explore the theme of how choices define who we are and what we become. Both of these books explore unlikely friendships, with two central characters in completely different settings, they are intriguingly written in a mixture of narrative methods but are a relaxed and enjoyable read....   [tags: James Roy]

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Relationship of Washington Square to Henry James's Other Novels

- Relationship of Washington Square to Henry James's Other Novels According to Bette Howland in "Washington Square, the Family Plot," the idea that Henry James should leave Washington Square out of his New York Edition, is "a fitting irony" in that "like Dr. Sloper in the novel, James disinherited his heroine; [and] cut her out of his will" (1). Although James might have wished us to treat Washington Square as an orphan, an outcast, a black sheep as compared with its "better" relatives, Howland's essay quite clearly establishes a familial link between this and James's other, more famous works....   [tags: Washington Square Henry James]

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Bette Howland's Criticism of Henry James's Washington Square

- Bette Howland's Criticism of Henry James's Washington Square Bette Howland, in her criticism of Henry James's Washington Square, focuses on two different aspects of the story's development. She begins by impressing on the reader how Henry James himself viewed his creation and then plunges into the history behind the plot. In doing this, she describes how Henry James has used irony to make this story his own creation. Half way through the article she changes directions and shows how Washington Square is the forerunner of his other novels....   [tags: Henry James Washington Square]

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Feminist Re-reading of Henry James's Washington Square

- An Inappropriate Feminist Re-reading of Henry James's Washington Square The article "Re-producing James" is a defense of the feminist perspective in regards to Henry James's Washington Square. The article discusses the point of truth in words. Stating only (in a roundabout way) that the readers interpretation and perspective of reading the novel determines their understanding of the truth. The author Barbara Rasmussen, states that another critic, Ian Bell's perspective of Henry James's writing " 'exploits the ideological equipment of that which it opposes': patriarchal capitalism" (63)....   [tags: Henry James Washington Square]

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Catherine's Inner Self in Henry James's Washington Square

- Catherine's Inner Self in Henry James's Washington Square Much is said of the internal reality of the characters in Henry James's novel Washington Square. It is seen as a "psychological novel" where most of the action takes place in the minds of the characters. In an essay titled, "Washington Square: A Study in the Growth of an Inner Self," James W. Gargano addresses the internal reality of the character Catherine Sloper. Within the essay, Gargano argues that "James anatomizes the process by which Catherine's active, secret existence transforms her into an imaginative woman" (129)....   [tags: Henry James Washington Square]

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The Creation of the American Republicn - James Madison

- The Creation of the American Republicn - James Madison James Madison prided himself on his knowledge from books and theories. Madison was born into a class of Virginia planters. His father was the wealthiest landowner in Virginia and it was known that Madison would lead a financially secure life. This factor helped him in his pursuit of education. He gained opportunities to go to elite schools because of his status. Madison was ambitious and he graduated from the College of New Jersey a year early....   [tags: James Madisom Biography US History]

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Federalist Paper No. 51, by James Madison

- “In framing a government which is to be administered by men over men, the great difficulty lies in this: you must first enable the government to control the governed; and in the next place oblige it to control itself,” are words written by James Madison in The Federalist Papers No. 51. The Federalist Paper No. 51 is one of several documents that compose the Federalist Papers, a series of essays written by James Madison, John Jay, and Alexander Hamilton promoting the ratification of the Constitution....   [tags: Checks and Balances]

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The Dangers of Factions Explained in James Madison's The Federalist No. 10

- ... Madison believes that factions are inherent to human nature, making it unavoidable that people are living under a state of liberty. Madison argues that "the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property" (Madison). I think what Madison is trying to state is that as long as people have different talents, economic statuses, and amounts of property, people will always continue to associate with others who have similar qualities as them. The difference between those who have and those who do not has always existed throughout human history, thus making it one of the most unavoidable causes of factions....   [tags: republic, tyranny, governement]

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Comparing Plato, James Madison, and John Mills

- Comparing Plato, James Madison, and John Mills Plato, James Madison, and John Mills are all supporters of the idea that opinion must be discussed in public debate. In my own reason-based thought this idea that through silence ignorance grows louder is my own general understanding. In Plato's The Republic he discuses the idea that there is first knowledge at the first degree. In the second degree there is opinion which is neither proven to be true or false. In the last degree is falsehood. He argues that opinion is not pure knowledge and therefore can not be pure truth....   [tags: Papers]

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Madison And Jefferson's Federalist Ideas

- From 1801-1817 there was a clear separation of the United States. The Federalist and Democratic-Republican parties were in strong opposition of one another. Though the Republicans were usually characterized as strict constructionists, who were opposed to the broad constructionism of the Federalists, both Jefferson and Madison's presidencies highlighted Federalist ideals in many of their decisions. This included Jefferson's unconstitutional decision in purchasing the vast Louisiana territory and Madison's… The standard Democratic-Republican had many beliefs in which followed the Constitution whole heartily....   [tags: Political Science]

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Important Court Case in American History: Marbury v. Madison

- Arguably the most important court case in American History, Marbury v. Madison was a revolutionary decision that set precedent unparalleled to any other court case. This case, which regarded the midnight appointment of Marbury, a justice, is more important for its effects than the actual ruling. It established the incredibly important judicial review; the Supreme Court’s power to declare acts of congress unconstitutional, and balanced the judicial branch with other branches. Marbury v. Madison, the most important American court case, began with the election of 1800....   [tags: judiciary, appointment, precident]

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The Turn of the Screw by Henry James

- The Turn of the Screw This novel was, surprisingly, interesting. The intensely complex and intricate (if not confusing!) sentences, upon first thought, made me expect an experience of complete, utter, and total confusion; however, they served not only to keep my interest in the novel – for I had to concentrate to grasp the full, rich meaning of his thoughts – but also to create in me a sense of enjoyment, that of being enriched with the experiences of the main character so that my life and that character's became inseparable, only it occurred not only with the main character, but with the entire plot at once – all characters, all scenes (to which I shall come late), all conversations......   [tags: The Turn of the Screw Henry James]

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The Color of Water by James McBride

- The Color of Water Book Review In this memoir, the author chooses to have two narrators, himself as one, and his mother as the other. This style makes for quite an interesting story, skipping back and forth in time, from the child's life, to that of his mother. Although many time changes occur, they are quite easy to keep up with, as the two narrator's of the book, James, and his mother, alternate chapters. For this reason, it is also very easy to compare the childhood of each of the main characters....   [tags: The Color of Water, James McBride]

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The Portrait of a Lady by Henry James

- I read this book out of interest for another Henry James piece, liking Daisy Miller so much. I found that this book, as in Daisy Miller, has a female point of interest throughout. Isabel Archer is a young American girl brought to Europe after her father has died in America. Isabel is an independent girl, easily noticed by many others in her circle. I felt that Isabel was a woman in her time, in that she took notice of things that she wouldn’t have without certain without the opportunities she was given....   [tags: Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady]

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Cross Fire, by James Patterson

- What would you do if you had a huge secret to hide. In the book Cross Fire, James Patterson demonstrates a secret that needs to be hidden for some time. Within doing this he also demonstrates a good example of a complete plot. On the other hand the book is mostly written in first person point of view. This has a major effect on the book, in the way it is used. In this complete plot there are five key elements. The first of these five elements is exposition. This is what happens first in the story and is what gives the reader key components....   [tags: Cross fires, James Patterson]

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Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin

- Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin "Sonny's Blues" is a story about two brothers, their past, and how their differences came between them. They were apart for several years while Sonny was in jail, but once he got out they had a chance to mend their pasts. "Sonny's Blues" is a well written story that teaches a lesson that has value in every day life. The tone is melancholy and reminiscent. The brother is remembering the past and reflection on the mistakes he and Sonny made. He is sad over their fallout, Sonny's trouble with drugs, and the death of his daughter....   [tags: Sonny's Blues James Baldwin]

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Sonny's Blues by James Baldwin

- There are many things we learn of Sonny and his nameless brother in Sonny's Blues. We learn their mannerisms, hobbies, occupations, and even their addictions. It seems we learn nearly everything about the pair; minus the narrators name, as previously stated. Hearing of their histories and the pains they've under gone, we see how they deal with their pain, which often truly tells character. Sonny's Blues isn't a story of two brothers living in a rough city; one of whom is a talented musician. The story is so much more, it's the point of tossing the main two stereotypes of African-Americans in an urban environment....   [tags: James Baldwin Sonny's Blues]

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Analysis of The Dead by James Joyce

- Analysis of The Dead by James Joyce James Joyce's significantly titled story “The Dead” is about a dead generation and society of people. Joyce’s decision to add Gretta’s reminiscing with the dead Michael Furey in “The Dead” is extremely important. Perhaps if Joyce decided to end the story after Gabriel’s speech or the setting up of the dinner party, we would still be left with a very pleasant short story. However, Joyce continues on with a significant encounter of the dead Michael Furey that uncovers a side Gabriel has never recognized of himself....   [tags: The Dead James Joyce Literature Essays]

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Eveline by James Joyce

- What is happiness. Does it have anything to do with freedom. Everyone would like to live, think, and act freely. Whenever we make our own decisions, we learn and experience something new whether it is good or bad, we are still happy with it because it is our free choice. We all learn about life by living it. If we are too afraid to take a step we cannot go anywhere. Every other decision is another risk, and every other risk makes our heart beat faster which makes life more desirable. We always need to look forward in life because we cannot go back in time, and change things that are already happened....   [tags: James Joyce Literature Analysis, ontology]

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James Baldwin's Narration and Analysis in Notes of a Native Son

- Experiences There is a very thin line between love and hate in James Baldwin’s essay “Notes of a Native Son.” Throughout this essay James Baldwin continually makes references to life and death, blacks and whites, and love and hate. He uses his small experiences to explain a much larger, more complicated picture of life. From the first paragraph of the essay to the last paragraph, Baldwin continually makes connections on his point of view on life; beginning with the day his father died, to the time that his father was buried....   [tags: James Baldwin]

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Deconstructing Henry James' The Turn of the Screw

- Deconstructing Henry James's The Turn of the Screw To those readers uninitiated to the infinite guises of critical literary theory, Henry James's The Turn of the Screw might be interpreted as a textbook case of an anxiety-ridden Governess fleeing an unpromising reality and running right into the vaporous arms of her imaginary ghosts. But to the seriously literate, the text is more than the story does or does not tell; it can be read in light of many - not just one - literary theories....   [tags: James Turn of the Screw Essays]

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The Lion in Winter by James Goldman

- The Lion in Winter by James Goldman      Lion in Winter is the chess game as portrayed in Becket. There are kings and queens, but the most important ones are the pawns. The pawns are what makes this story grow. Everyone in this story is playing their own chess game for their own reasons. The most dangerous ones are the one that have nothing to lose.      Everyone is hungry for power: Henry, Eleanor, Richard, John, Geoffrey, and Phillip. This thirst for power all started when Henry III, the rightful heir, died....   [tags: Lion Winter James Goldman Chess Essays]

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James Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son

- James Baldwin's "Notes of a Native Son" demonstrates his complex and unique relationship with his father. Baldwin's relationship with his father is very similar to most father-son relationships but the effect of racial discrimination on the lives of both, (the father and the son) makes it distinctive. At the outset, Baldwin accepts the fact that his father was only trying to look out for him, but deep down, he cannot help but feel that his father was imposing his thoughts and experiences on him....   [tags: James Baldwin Notes Native Son]

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The Governess's Desire in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw

- The Governess's Desire in Henry James's The Turn of the Screw Henry James's The Turn of the Screw paints a landscape that is ripe for psychoanalytic analysis. He has chosen language and syntax that symbolize his main character's psychological fragmentation and her futile attempt to mend herself. Many of Lacan's theories emerge as the Governess reveals her motivations through her recollective narrative. The Governess enters the Imaginary Stage of Lacan's psychoanalysis theory when she sees herself in the mirror on her first night at Bly....   [tags: James Turn of the Screw Essays]

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James Madison And The Federalist Papers

- James Madison and the Federalist Papers In the late 1700s, it was apparent that the Declaration of Independence and the Articles of Confederation did not establish the type of government needed to keep the nation together as a nation-state. The American people needed to find a more effective way to govern themselves and this was no easy feat. Most Americans had varying political thoughts in the 18th century. The challenge because how to best take care of the masses in a fair and equitable way....   [tags: United States Constitution, James Madison]

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Analysis Of The Exchange Between Thomas Jefferson And James Madison

- After reading the exchange between Thomas Jefferson and James Madison on the question of central importance to American constitutionalism—whether any Constitution, including the United States Constitution, needs to be positively reauthorized or not by every succeeding generation for it to remain legitimate, I believe that what Jefferson demands in his letter as in all too much else, is ignorance, even rage against the past. His principle on expiring the constitution and laws every 19 years would only result in weak government that offers no social continuity and stability....   [tags: United States Constitution, James Madison]

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James Madison

- James Madison He was a small man at 5 feet 4 inches tall, less than 100 pounds with penetrating eyes, a charming smile, and parchment skin. "James Madison Jr. born into a large Episcopalian family on March 16,1751 in Port Conway, Virginia, made a large political impact on the United States of America" (The Federalist 1). "He was frequently referred to as the father of the Constitution, for he made many provisions to it's making" (The Federalist 1). "His father James Madison Sr. one of the wealthiest landowner's of the area managed a large Piedmont farm, and married late to Nelly Conway in 1749." "There were eleven children born in all to the Madison family, only seven survived to adultho...   [tags: Papers]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Dolley Madison '

- Dolley Madison was known as the wife of the United States President James Madison from 1809-1817. Dolly Payne was born in the Quaker community of North Carolina, on May 20, 1768. She marries James Madison after her husband John Todd and son William died the same day of yellow fever. The representation of the video of Dolley’ life was up to my expectation they included the voice the dressing and the housing. Just the way I imagined their lifestyle on the 1700, the main characters of the story looking so much like her including her facial expressions as they were describing her....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison]

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Marbury V. Madison ( 1803 )

- Marbury v. Madison (1803) is one of the most important cases in the history of the Supreme Court. It began in 1800, with the beginning of the Democratic-Republican party of Thomas Jefferson (McBride). John Adams of the Federalist Party had just been defeated and creating political alarm for the group (McBride). John Adams in his final days of presidency decided to appoint a great number of justices of the peace (McBride). The new President Jefferson and his Republicans were infuriated with Adams act before he left office....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison]

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James Madison: The Father of The Constitution

- James Madison was born in 1751; he was the oldest of 12 children. He was from a wealthy Virginian family. James was a small child and was not healthy or rambunctious; he spent a lot of time reading. He was married later in life to Dolley Payne Todd and had no children. Madison attended the College of New Jersey which later took the name of Princeton University; he took a liking to history and politics, that opened bigger doors for the soon to be president of the United States. In 1776, the Declaration of Independence was ratified; while a member of the Virginia State Legislature, Madison helped create the Virginia State Constitution....   [tags: american history, articles of confederations]

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James Madison and the Federalist Papers

- On September 17, 1787, the Philadelphia Convention sent their new constitution to the states for ratification. The Federalists highly approved of the Constitution because it allowed for a more central and powerful government that was previously undermined under the Articles of Confederation. The Anti-Federalists, however, didn’t want a powerful central government, but, instead, powerful state governments; in response to the Constitution, many Anti-Federalists began writing essays and creating pamphlets as a means of arguing against it....   [tags: Federalist Papers]

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Factionalism According To James Madison

- The writers of “The Federalist Papers,” Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, and James Madison, strongly opposed the oftentimes negative effects of factionalism on government efficiency. Within “The Federalist Paper No. 10,” Madison explains factionalism, what causes it, its effect on American society and how to limit the damage cause by opposing factions. The nation’s original constitution was being re-evaluated by the various delegates present during the Constitutional Convention of 1787. The Articles of Confederation, as the preliminary constitution was christened, had been the bylaws of the United States for six years....   [tags: Causes, Effects, Cures]

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The Federalist Paper By James Madison

- James Madison wrote the federalist papers to explain the federal system should of government to the the american people. The federalist papers also introduced the idea of factions in a republican government. James Madison describes a faction as a small, organized group that forms within a larger group which is often present in politics. Republican governments are prone to factions. In order for a republican government to be successful it is important to protect against factions. Madison believed there are two ways to protect against factions;to get rid of them or control them....   [tags: United States Constitution, United States]

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Alexander Hamilton And James Madison

- Alexander Hamilton and James Madison had faith in the ethics of the people to establish a republican government. Alexander Hamilton and James Madison did have faith in the ethics of the people to establish a republican government, for they could see that the old Federalist Government was no longer working for the people. The people had out-grown the Federalist government, and needed to become a Union. Alexander Hamilton asked the people to come join him in making a new Union. By uniting the thirteen colonies, the colonists could have more of a say in their government, and become united as a country....   [tags: United States, Democracy]

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The Constitution Of 1787 By James Madison

- The Tenth Amendment was added to the Constitution of 1787 by James Madison due to the problem with its predecessor, the Articles of Confederation. In Article 2 in the Articles of Confederation it states, “Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom and independence, and every Power, Jurisdiction, and right, which is not by this confederation expressly delegated to the United States, in Congress assembled.” With states having too much sovereignty this caused an issue. Madison was a Federalist and believed that the federal government should have some control over states, therefore, he proposed the 10th Amendment....   [tags: United States Constitution, United States]

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The War Of 1812 By James Madison

- The War of 1812 In June of 1812 James Madison, proposed that congress should declare war with the largest navel powers in the world, Great Britain. This declaration was the result of several years of poor relations between the two nations. Madison presented a list of grievances against Great Britain and brought it before congress, after weeks of debates they voted for war on June 18th, 1812. The issues of British impressment of American sailors, the failure to respect the United States neutrality in their war with France, and the arming of Native Americans who attacked American colonists were the key deciding factors....   [tags: War of 1812, United States]

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The Bill Of Rights By James Madison

- When the Bill of Rights was written by James Madison in 1791, the First Adamant says that one’s freedom of speech or expression of personal beliefs will not be restrained (Bill of Rights Institute). Two centuries later, U.S. society has changed so much from the early days of America, it is hard to determine if someone’s freedom of speech is still protected under the First Adamant. Court cases and State government policies have brought this issue up when it comes to the education of children in America....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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The Second Amendment By James Madison

- The second amendment, originally proposed by James Madison as part of the Bill of Rights, was ratified on December 15, 1791 and clearly states, “A well-regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.” Many people who are ignorant about the true meaning of the second amendment will tell you that it is all about hunting. Though I can tell you after taking many government and US history classes that the meaning of the second amendment means far more than the right to hunt....   [tags: United States Constitution]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Dolley Madison '

- Dolley Madison is a very popular name in world history mainly because of her being our country’s fourth president. She is also known for her ability’s to host parties and gathering at the White House, with her riveting personality and her charismatic in her character traits and her way of living life. She didn’t entertain people like most of her time did with loads of alcohol and drinking, but with nice, clean, wholesome fun. She is one of the most unsung heroes of The War of 1812. As the British were marching on Washington, Dolley was protecting it like it was her own....   [tags: James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Dolley Madison]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Dolley Madison '

- Dolley Madison is a very profound name in world history, mainly because of her being our country’s fourth president. She is also known for her ability’s to host parties and gathering at the White House, with her riveting personality and her charismatic in her character traits and her way of living life. She didn’t entertain people like most of her time did with loads of alcohol and drinking, but with nice, clean, wholesome fun. She is one of the most unsung heroes of The War of 1812. As the British was trudging on Washington, Dolley was protecting it like it was her own....   [tags: James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Dolley Madison]

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James Madison 's The Federalist Papers

- She not only broke down each Crime in full detail and pin point actions to each one, but also cited water from credible source from great people such of the like James Madison who wrote the Federalist papers; and the South Carolina Reification Convention; and Justle Joseph Story who served as justice under Madison who is beg known for explaining the for states power under the committuution. She quoted James Madison to emphasize under point was making by sagity “a President is impeachable if he attempts to subvert the Constitution”....   [tags: United States]

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Journey Through History By James Madison

- Journey through History When I was around the age of 8 or 9, I read lots of books and realized it was so easy to be an author of a book. At that point of my life, I was convinced that I was going to be an author when I grow up. Throughout my life in elementary and middle school, I was given simple writing assignments that didn’t take much thought or research, making me feel as if the writing was effortless. I realized that when I entered high school, I would be writing papers that consisted of 5 to 6 pages long or longer and this would be challenging for me because of my weakness in writing....   [tags: Writing, High school, Essay]

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Analysis Of James Madison 's ' Federalist 10 '

- In Federalist 10, James Madison is discussing the issue of factions in the US government. At first, Madison defines to us that factions are groups of people who share the same economic and political opinions. He believes that America is in turmoil from the effects of factions, but at the same time he believes that factions are inevitable as long as man have different opinions. Madison mentions that factions are constantly at war with each other, and normally are not looking out for the greater good of the people....   [tags: President of the United States, Elections]

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The Role that Logic Plays in the Constitution

- Humans use logic in their everyday lives, whether they are deciding important things or using logic for simple decisions. However, the logic used in our government is a lot more complicated than everyday decision making. Using James Madison’s essays, Federalist No. 10 and Federalist No. 51, Americans can have a better understanding of how logic was and is used in our government. James Madison was the fourth president of the United States and is one of the founding fathers of the United States. He is an important figure in the history of the United States....   [tags: Government, James Madison, Federalists]

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Analysis Of James Madison Was No Stranger From The Grasp Of Distant Monarchical Rule

- James Madison was no stranger to opposition. In publishing an essay referred to today as Federalist Essay No. 10, Madison participated in a persuasive attempt to ratify the Constitution, a document he drafted and for which he is credited as its “Father”. Along with John Jay, who became the United States’ first Supreme Court Chief Justice, and Alexander Hamilton, who became the first Secretary of the Treasury, Madison articulates in his writing the necessity of the Constitution as a remedy for the extant ills of an infant nation recently freed from the grasp of distant monarchical rule....   [tags: United States Constitution, Democracy]

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The Federalist Papers By James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, And John Jay

- The Federalist papers were written by James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and John Jay. The purpose of these papers was to persuade American’s to disregard the Articles of Confederation and to replace it with the Constitution. In Federalist papers 10, 51, and 78 are crucial ideas discussed such as liberty, factions, separation of powers, and the electoral system and pluralism. According to the Oxford dictionary, the definition of liberty is, “the state of being free within society from oppressive restrictions imposed by authority on one 's way of life, behavior, or political views.” After just being under the tyranny of England, the American people sought a weak central government, s...   [tags: Separation of powers, Democracy]

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James Madison’s Federalist Papers' Comparison of the Republic and Democatic Governement

- ... In the words of Madison, “Liberty is to faction, as Air is to Fire”. There needs to be liberty for politics to survive and since liberty feeds the factions the problem is how can it be maintained. There will always be a group of people that share interests or opinions about a topic positive or negative that is their right. What concerns Madison is that these factions will grow and eventually poison the system. Keep in mind that either Democracy or Republican governments are not the perfect solution....   [tags: factions, representatives, voting]

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Comparison And Effectiveness Of Early Political Parties

- Comparison and Effectiveness of Early Political Parties During the establishment of the United States government, it was easy to choose a president. George Washington was the best choice, he showed leadership during the revolution and was a candidate that all Americans could agree on. "George Washington 's departure unleashed fierce party competition over the choice of his successor." The two first political parties that emerged from this fight to power were the Federalist and Democratic-Republicans....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison]

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Separation of Church and State Benefits Everyone

- Two of America’s well known thinkers, Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, created the precedent for how political and ecclesiastical groups would exist autonomously in order to guarantee a favorable outcome for both. To allow for proper functioning and success, an entity must be able to act independently without reliance on another. If one party is disadvantaged, those disadvantages way on both sides. If one party is successful but to the point of dominance, the other becomes weakened and its needs placed in the shadow....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison]

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Critical Review : Federalist Paper Number Ten

- Critical Review: Federalist Paper #10 The Federalist Paper number ten was an essay written by James Madison to support the ratification of the U.S Constitution. Its content deals with factions and how the effects of factions can be minimized. There were two options given; to do away with liberty, or create a society with the same opinion. To eliminate liberty was out of the question. That left the second option, giving every individual the same opinion, which is unrealistic. The main obstacle is that as long as people have free will and are able to think freely they will form different opinions....   [tags: James Madison, United States Constitution]

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The Federalists And Republican Republicans

- Once the Constitution was drafted to replace the Articles of Confederation, the feud between the Federalists and Anti-Federalist simmered down because the decision of the Federalist to include the Bill of Rights placated the Anti-Federalists’ fears about the renovations. After the Bill of Rights was implemented, the Anti-Federalists transitioned into the Democratic-Republicans, thus beginning the conflicting views between the two emerging political parties, the Federalists and Democrat-Republicans....   [tags: United States, Federalism, James Madison]

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The War Of 1812 : The Forgotten War

- The War of 1812 is often considered as “The Forgotten War” in our American history. Schools and prior generations have not focused a lot of time and effort on learning about this vital war. However, many positive aftereffects came from this important war. Since 1803, France and Great Britain had been at war and Great Britain had created a blockade, which violated the Treaty of Amity and Commerce between America and France. Through a series of Orders in Council the British blockaded most of Europe’s seaports....   [tags: War of 1812, United States, James Madison]

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A Lot Of Hamilton 's Federalist Economic Program

- A lot of Hamilton’s Federalist economic program, wasn’t demolished by the Jeffersonian Republican’s, however, they did abolish the taxes on whiskey, decreased the government expenditures, and Jefferson’s array of the Republican Simplicity. Republicans glorified the agriculture and trade that occurred before 1800. During the first part of the 1800’s, the United States saw tremendous economic and population growth, which ended up expanding the nation. Trade exports to Europe and commercial agriculture multiplied and Americans headed towards the West in flocks....   [tags: United States, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison]

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Thomas Jefferson And The Separation Of Church And State

- Thomas Jefferson believed that a wall must be built separating church and state in hopes of protecting America’s religious liberty because of his views of human nature and good government, while President James Madison may have not supported how Jefferson went about it, he agreed with the notion that church and state should be separated. Taking a look into Jefferson’s past and how his views back then relate to his decisions, have made a difference. Between Jefferson and Madison, they grew more together than apart, but with different backgrounds in the same party, there were some disagreement....   [tags: Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, United States]

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The Case Of Marbury V. Madison

- The case of Marbury v. Madison was a monumental United States Supreme Court case. It is the case to which judicial review came to be. The case was brought to the Supreme Court by William Marbury against James Madison. It was a critical ruling based on interpretation, and still impacts modern law. William Marbury was appointed to be Justice of the Peace in the District of Columbia, by President John Adams. However, President Adams failed to finalize his commission before leaving office. James Madison then refused to issue the documents....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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Marbury vs Madison

- Marbury vs Madison As the government was newly establishing its stronghold on the nation, forging its way to a powerful republic and instituting precedents for the future, a struggle to preserve the foundations of American Society instituted by Washington and John Adams existed as Thomas Jefferson took office. In an attempt to maintain the “edifice of the National Government” believing Jefferson would topple the prestigious nation with his atheist views, Adams appointed various Federalists to the judiciary....   [tags: essays papers]

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The Marbury Versus Madison Case

- The Marbury versus Madison case of 1803 irrefutably remains one of the most significant cases in history of the Supreme Court, because it was the first United States Supreme Court case to utilize the principle known as judicial review (History.com Staff, 2009). This principle gives the Judicial Branch of the government, in particular the federal courts, the power to declare an act of Congress null and void if they find that it conflicts with the Constitution of the United States. This mandate, by Chief Justice John Marshall, would become a point of contention that places the Supreme Court on par with not only Congress, but the Executive Branch of the government as well....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States, Law]

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