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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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Catherine's Conflicting Feelings in James' Washington Square

- Many conflicting situations that give way to problems often arise in life. These problems often create conflicting feelings within an individual who tries to but cannot satisfy both of the opposing sides. The novella, Washington Square by Henry James, portrays this idea. The story follows Dr. Sloper who marries a clever woman who bears him a son. However, death seizes both the mother and child, leaving only his daughter, Catherine, who spends most of her life trying to please her father, but could never please him because she was not clever like her mother....   [tags: Washington Square, expository]

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The Immortal Villain of Washington Square

- The Immortal Villain of Washington Square       In Washington Square, Henry James confronts us with an exceptionally hopeless kind of tragedy. The oppressive circumstances of protagonists usually arise from failures of individual or social enlightenment. Such stories are optimistic to the extent that they suggest that progress might eventually lift mankind beyond the scope of the type of situations depicted. In Washington Square, however, truth itself is the oppressor -- a universal truth of human nature which, a century after publication, we are still loath to recognize....   [tags: Washington Square Essays]

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Convention and Realism in Henry James’ Washington Square

- Convention and Realism in Henry James’ Washington Square Realism, as described by William Dean Howells in the late nineteenth century, replaces the high art and style of the literature of the preceding decades by permitting such characters as Howells' Silas Lapham to have a distinct place in the pantheon of American literary characters. Fervently, Howells invoked the "truth" of the realist genre, writing, "ŒLet it portray men and women as they are, actuated by the motives and the passions in the measure we all know...let it speak the dialect, the language, that most Americans know - the language of unaffected people everywhere'" (Fictions of the Real, 188)....   [tags: 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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Elizabeth Hardwick's Criticism of Washington Square

- Elizabeth Hardwick's Criticism of Washington Square Aristotle said that art was one step away from life, and criticism was one step away from that. So what does that make a criticism of a criticism. Carry the one, divide by a and move the decimal point…I don't know, I was never that good at math, but it seems like we may need to drop bread crumbs like Hansel and Gretel to find our way back to the original text. I enjoy criticism, sometimes for the purpose of learning something new and (factual and) exciting that I originally wasn't aware of in the text....   [tags: Elizabeth Hardwick 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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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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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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Michael Kearns on Henry James' Washington Square

- Michael Kearns on Henry James' Washington Square: Much Ado About Nothing It never fails to amaze me how someone can take a theory and expand on the idea so much that it takes twenty pages to defend his or her thesis. Such as the case with Michael Kearns, an English professor at the University of Texas. In Kearns' journal article that appeared in College English, he cites a student's question regarding Chapter 10 of Washington Square: "Why does the narrator tell us that 'this is all that need be recorded of their conversation'....   [tags: Henry James Washington Square]

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T. S. Eliot's Critique of Henry James' Washington Square

- T. S. Eliot's Critique of Henry James' Washington Square In the article "A Prediction," by T. S. Eliot, Henry James is both criticized and praised as a writer: "His technique has received the kind of praise usually accorded to some useless, ugly and ingenious piece of carving which has taken a very long time to make; and he is widely reproached for not succeeding in doing the things that he did not attempt to do" (55). Eliot seems to feel that James has not been properly criticized, and in fact that some criticisms are contradictory and inconsistent....   [tags: Henry James Washington Square]

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Catherine Sloper's Self-realization in Henry James' Washington Square

- Catherine Sloper's Self-realization in Henry James' Washington Square In his essay, "Washington Square: A Study in the Growth of an Inner Self," James W. Gargano argues convincingly that the Henry James's novel, Washington Square, revolves around the emotional, psychological, and spiritual development of Catherine Sloper. With one small exception, Gargano makes his case so persuasively that it seems hard to believe that there could be any other view of Catherine and her role in the book. Yet, Gargano asserts that James scholars before him have persistently focused elsewhere leaving Catherine to be categorized much the same way her father characterizes her as dull and listless (Gargano 355,...   [tags: Henry James Washington Square]

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Washington Square And Trouble With The Curve

- ... Sloper whom she admires and adores, has shaped her as a person. Catherine tries to fill a life without love from her dad with sociable acts. She feels that she cannot win her fathers love; sometimes she cannot even get his attention. Dr. Sloper cannot accept Catherine as a substitute for his wife, because she lacks all the qualities that she had. It might feel like he blames Catherine for the death of her mother. She is competing unwittingly against a dead woman, which she never knew. Dr. Sloper does not trust in Morris Townsend, because he does not understand what a man like him sees in Catherine....   [tags: Mother, Family, Father, Baseball]

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Henry James' Washington Square

- Henry James'Washington Square Henry James' Washington Square is more than a simple novel with simple characters connected by a simple plot. There are more complex issues brought forth within the text besides a daughter heartbroken over her father's control and the departure of her money grubbing suitor. Yet only the simplistic issues and characterizations are brought forth in the critical article written by Elizabeth Hardwick. Within the pages of "On Washington Square," published in English 3230, Hardwick offers her readers the entire plot, including the ending of James' novel, without shedding new light on the text....   [tags: Henry James'Washington Square]

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Washington Square

- Washington Square In Putt's book Henry James: A Readers Guide, he speaks in a chapter about Washington Square. Within this chapter he goes over the role that Catherine plays in the story. She ultimately chooses spinsterhood, and not to defy her father, and to be the good daughter. The theme of avoidance o f marriage, spinsterhood, is something that is focused on by James in much of his work (Putt 46). Putt dwells on the fact that the father was a cruel man, and gives extraneously long quotes from James's original text to make a small point....   [tags: Argumentative Henry James Essays]

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Washington Square

- Washington Square I’m depressed. Well, how could I not be. I just finished reading Washington Square. I’m happy it’s over, but I’m not happy I finished it. No, that doesn’t make sense does it. Lets just say, I had a feeling how it was going to end up; I just hoped that I would be wrong. Unfortunately the one time I didn’t want to be right I was. Isn’t that the way it always works. I guess so. Catherine, dear plain old, Catherine. Poor girl, father thinks she’s plain, she thinks she’s plain, her aunt thinks she’s plain, even the man who she thinks loves her thinks she’s plain....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Henry James 's Washington Square And The Old, One Of The Most Popular Themes

- ... Catherine would have done well to heed her father. Shopgirl takes an entirely different tack. In Washington Square James reveals to the reader, and warns Catherine, that Townsends motives are impure. Martin reveals to the reader, and Mirabelle, that Ray intentions are less than pure through the protagonist/love interest himself. Mirabelle is a lonely girl, who works at a Bloomingdale’s glove counter, and identifies as an artist. Unlike Catherine, Mirabelle has an understated idea about herself and her desirability....   [tags: Love, Marriage, Interpersonal relationship]

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The Legacy Of George Washington

- There are a few people in our history that any person would know who they are. So many important people, events, places and dates to remember. Yet, there are few people who are remembered by all for who they were and what they did. George Washington would be one of the few people. This man accomplished so many great things during his life, molding and building the future for our country. Augustine Washington was an ambitious man who owned mills, slaves and raised tobacco. His first wife died and he remarried to a woman named Mary ball in 1731....   [tags: George Washington, American Revolutionary War]

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Taking a Look at Times Square

- INTRODUCTION “Probably no other city in the world has a street or square as sufficient unto itself and so largely a separate civic entity as is Times Square.” – The New York Times, Sunday December 16, 1906. Times Square is located at the junction of Broadway (now a pedestrian plaza) and 7th avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th streets. Preceding to the American Revolution and afterwards, it belonged to John Morin Scott, a general that served under George Washington who had a manor house on today’s 43rd street....   [tags: New York City landmarks]

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The State Washington State

- A REPORT ON WASHINGTON STATE The State of Washington is located in the far northwest corner of the United States. It has 66,582 square miles between the Pacific Ocean on the west and the Idaho boarder to the east. Washington borders Canada on the north and Oregon on the south along the Columbia River. Washington is the 20th largest state and has very different western and eastern natural environments, which are divided by the Cascade Range. It is home to 6 million residents (2001 census estimate) who are employed in a diverse economy dominated by aviation; software and other technological enterprises; wheat, apples, beans, and other agriculture; forest products; and fishing....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Booker T. Washington

- Booker T. Washington “Up From Slavery'; inspired readers across the nation. People of this time had realized that they could no longer expect support from the federal government, in their struggle for dignity and opportunity in the south, so many blacks concluded that self-reliance, self-help, and racial solidarity were their last best hopes. So, people saw Booker T. Washington as their champion and adopted his autobiography, up from slavery. In Franklin County, Virginia Washington was given birth too....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Washington Memorial and its Reconstruction

- The Washington Monument was built between 1848 and 1884 as a tribute to George Washington's military leadership from 1775-1783 during the American Revolution. Its construction took place in two major phases, 1848-56, and 1876-84--a lack of funds, political turmoil, and uncertainty about the survival of the American Union caused the intermittent hiatus. Plans for a national monument began as early as 1783 when Congress proposed that an equestrian statue of George Washington be erected. Although the Monument was authorized by Congress, little action was taken, even after Major Peter Charles L'Enfant selected its site in his 1791 Federal City plan....   [tags: Monument, Construction]

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The Pursuit of Democracy, Roused by the Egyptian Tahrir Square Uprising and the Spanish Acampadas

- USA in the financial district of New York, Wall Street, Zuccotti Park on September 17,2011. An encampment is starting to take place, with a roughly drawn plan. People are initially protesting Wall Street, but this small movement starts to spread across the United States and it was paradoxically due to its unclear purpose. Protestors are now, widely, showing the outrage regarding Uncle Sam’s Society, and each new day saw a hurricane of improvements, new occupied sites, challenges, civil arguments, critiques and results....   [tags: disparity, claim, wall street]

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Article Analysis : Muslim American Public Square ( Maps ) Project

- Article: Muslims in America by Jen’nan Ghazal This is a research on Muslim American. The research is called Muslim in American Public Square (MAPS) project. Research is conducted by The Georgetown University by interviewing 3627 Muslim Americans in 2001 and 2004 and also Pew Research Center interviewed 1050 Muslim Americans in 2007. They found out that “Muslim Americans are diverse, well integrated, and largely mainstream in their attitudes, values, and behaviors” (Ghazal 40). Muslims presence in America causes fear and concerns for Americans....   [tags: Islam, United States, Islam in the United States]

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The Washington Monument

- The Washington Monument The Washington Monument, a memorial structure designed and constructed in the nineteenth century, signifies an important tribute to the prestigious role and achievements of our nation’s founding father. Ideas for such a monument first arose in 1783, by which time “the fame George Washington, Commanding General and first President of the United States, was assured in the pantheon of statesmen of the world” (1). It was during this year that the Continental Congress proposed an “equestrian statue” in honor of “Washington’s services and his unique role in the founding of the new Republic” (1)....   [tags: Architecture Monuments Construction Essays]

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The Influence of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois on the Writings from the Harlem Renaissance

- The Influence of Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. DuBois on the Writings from the Harlem Renaissance Two of the most influential people in shaping the social and political agenda of African Americans were Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Dubois, both early twentieth century writers. While many of their goals were the same, the two men approached the problems facing African Americans in very different ways. This page is designed to show how these two distinct thinkers and writers shaped one movement, as well as political debate for years afterward....   [tags: Writings from the Harlem Renaissance]

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Washington History

- Assignment #1 Question #1 A) How is a region defined. A region can be defined by its’ geography, industry, or culture. For example the Bible belt is a cultural region; Silicon Valley is an industrial region, and the Plains States form a region defined by the geography and agriculture both. B) What Unifying forces define the Northwest. The region of the Pacific Northwest is defined as a Hinterland replete with a wide array of natural resources. The treasures found in the natural beauty of the Northwest’s pristine waterways, ample valleys, and lush mountain forests define the region....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Upcoming Initiatives within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

- Legal Advice: Upcoming Initiatives within the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) 1. Describe the company and the major initiative(s) they have planned for the next five years: In 1967, within the Washington DC metropolitan area, Congress authorized a government agency, created through an interstate compact, known as WMATA, the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority. Since its start in 1976, WMATA has grown into five rail lines with over 106 miles of tracks, 1,500 buses, and 86 different stations, which provides services to a population of 3.4 million within a 1,500 square mile jurisdiction....   [tags: Transportation]

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The Battle Of Lexington And Concord

- The American Revolution was battled between 1775 and 1783. The revolution ended in colonial unhappiness with the British. During this time, American armies were vulnerable because of their lack of resources and supplies. But they managed to have several triumphs, which led to their alliance with the French. After the American victory at the Battle of Yorktown, the Treaty of Paris resolved the war in 1783. The Revolutionary War began when Paul Revere made his famous ride to warn the colonists that the "British are coming,” April 18, 1775....   [tags: American Revolutionary War, George Washington]

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Discuss British And American Military Strategies

- ... The next big step in The American Revolution was the Battle of Bunker Hill. It took place on June 17, 1775. Not to long after the beginning of the revolutionary war. American military was surrounded Boston and the British were trying to keep control of the sea ports and the town. Bunker Hill and Breeds Hill were the two hills the British decided to take in order to have a strategic advantage. The American forces heard about this and went to defend both hills. The Battle of Bunker Hill actually took place mostly on Breeds Hill....   [tags: American Revolutionary War, George Washington]

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The American Revolution And Its Impact On Today 's Society

- Comprehension Essay For a nation that has been around for over 200 years, the history of America is full of memorable and significant events that have had an impact on today’s society. Presidential elections have changed significantly over the years, but candidates affiliated with political parties have been around since the late 17th century. Because of the Louisiana Purchase, the United States was able to quickly magnify in size. The American Revolution was the war that declared the United States the sovereign nation that it currently is....   [tags: United States, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington]

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Black Empowerment And U Street

- Black empowerment and U Street are synonymous. U Street is a neighborhood located in Washington D.C. that was settled by freed slaves after the civil war. From then on until recently, it was a hub for black excellence. During the time of heavy segregation, blacks of all income levels were pushed into U Street. Therefore, a lot of black intellectuals, architects, artists, poets, and musicians found themselves living in the area initiating a Black Cultural Renaissance, and earning the name “Black Broadway.” The neighborhood was home to Edward Kennedy “Duke” Ellington, Cab Calloway, Pearl Bailey, Billie Holiday and many other artists....   [tags: Black people, African American, Washington, D.C.]

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Analysis Of Chi / Square Test For Independence And Chi Square

- ... We find the frequency of males who smoked and the frequency of women who smoke. These are called our observed frequencies. The percentage for each gender who smoke are also provided. The percentage for the total number of males who states “yes” or “no” for smoking should equal 100%. The same should be true for women. Additionally, the percentage of males and the percentage of males should also equal 100% as shown in the far column to the right. Slide 8: There are limitations to conducting the Chi-Square of Independence....   [tags: Pearson's chi-square test, Chi-square test]

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Was the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre a Failure of Civil Disobedience?

- The 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre in China or the June Fourth Incident was one of the most famous student protests in the world’s history. The Massacre took place on June 4th 1989 – the last day of a series of pro-democracy demonstrations around Tiananmen Square beginning from April 14. The Tiananmen protest ended in tragic failure and bloodbath as the Chinese state decided to put down the protest with a martial law. At last, army troops and tanks were sent to take control of the city and were ordered to clear the square by firing at the crowd of protesters....   [tags: Tiananmen Square, Civil Disobedience]

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Washington Irving's The Devil and Tom Walker

- There have been numerous stories, tunes, movies, and craft depicting the exemplary story of man vs. the fallen angel. The old German legend of "Faust," which is accepted to be the primary impact in Washington Irving's "The Devil and Tom Walker", was utilized as a lesson to alarm individuals from wrongdoing. On the other hand, Washington utilized the general subject of bartering with the villain for a lavishly typical and captivating story with inconceivable detail and style of prominent gothic fiction in Europe, where he inhabited the time it was composed....   [tags: washington irving]

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George Washington And The American Revolution

- George Washington has established a country that has now lasted longer than any republic to ever exist. He led the American Revolution when he was very young served as the president of the United States of America for the first 8 years of the nation’s existence which lasted from 1789 to 1797 ("George Washington." Bio.com.). George Washington is seen as one of USA’s national treasurers because of the significant changes he made to the nation through his presidency and military career. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia("George Washington." Bio.com.)....   [tags: United States, George Washington]

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George Washington : A True Hero

- George Washington: A True Hero In this day and age, George Washington’s name is so acclaimed and reputable, it holds a significant amount of meaning in itself. Not much has changed in the 239 years since he became a national hero to the people of a land who yearned to be free from British oppression. Far back into the past, becoming a hero may have meant committing dangerous and magnificent feats, and that still holds somewhat true today. George Washington, however, is especially known for his battle strategies, military tactic and leading America to freedom....   [tags: George Washington, American Revolutionary War]

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George Washington : The First President

- ... What Did George Do Next. By age 20, George owned over 8000 acres, and he was very successful with his surveying career. He was very mature for his age, and it did not go unnoticed. He was called upon to serve in the Virginia militia by a man named Robert Dinwiddie, who was Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor. This was the beginning of a long journey for George Washington’s career. He was not only called upon to serve in the military, but he was appointed to the position of major. In 1753, he was told to report to Pennsylvania to tell the French to get off of the British land....   [tags: George Washington, American Revolutionary War]

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Tian An Men Square Killings Diary

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U.s. Washington 's Military War

- On December 7, 1776, Washington and his men made it to the Delaware River. General George Washington told Hugh Mercer that he wanted to cross the Delaware and attack the Hessians on the other side. Washington told Glover to get boats to sail across the Delaware. For a while before the occurrence, Washington was retreating from the British and the Hessians. Washington 's men suffered from many hardships in the months and years prior to crossing the Delaware. 20,000 men became fewer than 2,000 men, 300 cannons became 18 cannons, and the army had very little food, medicine, and blankets....   [tags: George Washington, Battle of Trenton]

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Gallaudet College and the 1968 Washington Riots

- In this paper, I will be talking about the 1968 Riots and Gallaudet College during its weeklong take-over by the United States military. I will also briefly explain who Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was and why his death had impacted the Black community directly and how Gallaudet College was impacted as a result. I will be using several academic articles and journals written about this incident and use the Gallaudet Buff and Blue newsletters heavily for my main source as well as analytically. Dr....   [tags: 1968 Washington Riots]

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George Washington And The American Revolutionary War

- ... He so badly wanted to be an officer within the British Royal Army but the Royal Army did not let people that were not English become an officer. This really dug into Washington because he, along with most of the people in the colonies thought that they were British and they were proud to be British. They were not treated as so and the French and Indian War was an instance where you can look to that the British did not think of the colonists as British. Alan Taylor said in his book American Colonies, “British officials boasted that the conquest of canada had depended extensively on the Royal Navy and Army, and that the colonial troops had been no more than expensive cowards.” (Taylor pg 4...   [tags: George Washington, American Revolutionary War]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow By Washington Irving

- ... The church for Ichabod is a chance to start over after he went into the woods that night he was trying to get to the woods as a way to start over after going into the woods. In the short story white is a symbol of hope and purity and that is exactly what the church stands for in the story. While black and white are a major symbol in the short story darkness is also a very important symbol that is present in the story. Darkness is a major symbol in the short story written by Washington Irving....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow By Washington Irving

- ... – How often did he shrink with curdling awe at the sound of his own steps on the frosty crust beneath his feet; and dread to look over his shoulder, lest he should behold some uncouth being tramping close behind him. – and how often was he thrown into complete dismay by some rushing blast, howling among the trees, in the idea that it was the gallopping Hessian on one of his nightly scourings. (Irving 46). His obsession with the supernatural found a focus in the local legend of the “galloping Hessian of the Hollow” or headless horseman....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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The Views of the Politician George Washington Plunkitt

- George Washington Plunkitt was a complicated politician from New York in the 1900’s. He had his own questionable way of seeing what’s right and what’s wrong. Plunkitt’s Ideas of right a wrong sometimes seemed to be off. However, some of his ideas about things that needed to be reformed were as true then as they are now. Plunkitt seemed to be a man that knew how to get what he wanted out of people with very little effort. From the perspective of an outsider this could make him hard to trust, but to people then this wasn’t a problem....   [tags: George Washington Plunkitt, politicians, USA, ]

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George Washington 's Farewell Speech

- George Washington was a leader of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, and was the first to become U.S. president. All through his two terms as president, not only did he set precedents for the national government and the presidency, he also established many forms in government still used today, such as the cabinet system and the inaugural address. At the end of his second presidential administration, Washington made his Farewell Address an open letter of advice and warning to the American people about their long-term safety and happiness....   [tags: Political party, Politics, George Washington]

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Washington, D.C.: The First Example of Urban Planning

- Washington, D.C. was the first capital in the world to be strategically chosen, designed and built. It was established by President George Washington. Washington was given this power to select a permanent capital under the terms of the Constitution (1787) and the Residence Act of 1790, which authorized him to pick an exact location for the country’s new, permanent capital city as well as to choose commissioners to plan and build it within ten years . The process of designing Washington is considered an example of what historic preservationists have defined as urban planning today....   [tags: process of designing Washington]

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George Washington 's President Of The United States

- ... The French build many forts in the area so they could keep the British hemmed at the east coast. George Washington was sent by Governor Dinwiddle to deliver a warning to the French: Abandon the forts at once. The French ignored the message. Still, the trip was an important one for George because he got to know how to survive in the wilderness. Along with a small band of men, he traveled through a thousand miles of wilderness. He crossed two ranges of mountains. He got thrown off a crude raft into an icy river....   [tags: George Washington, American Revolutionary War]

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Washington Irving 's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- ... Throughout the day Crane stares at the meadowlands and homes imagining how he can use this area to acquire a large, bundle of wealth. He wishes to travel around in a large wagon. Irving is describing the feelings of Americans, looking to explore, dwell, and thrive in the new world. One of Cranes favorite hobbies is, listening to ghost stories. The women admire his thirst for literature most notable Cotton Mather’s “History of a New England Witchcraft” He has some type of fearful pleasure, speaking about ghosts....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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Analysis Of Washington Irving 's The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow

- I chose the assignment number one, which was to write an analysis of Washington Irving’s “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.” A Town that is between the Hudson and Tappan Zee rivers called Greensburgh is a small market town. This village was in New York, which was known as a Dutch settlement. Near this town is a very quiet sleepy hollow. In this small village all the people seem to have a certain quality of drowsiness. But the town seems to be described as haunted with many stories and legends. Washington Irving the writer of the story made “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” in 1819....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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The Life of Booker T. Washington

-      During his lifetime, Booker T. Washington was a national leader for the betterment of African Americans in the post-Reconstruction South. He advocated for economic and industrial improvement of Blacks while accommodating Whites on voting rights and social equality. Washington traces his life from his being born a slave to an educator. His writings and speeches, though initially was very influential for his race, later in his life began to be challenged by the new generation of African Americans and died as he did in 1915 with him....   [tags: Booker T. Washington Essays]

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George Washington's Speech

- We; If you do not remember anything of my speech, remember this one word, we. As a nation we are the youngest amongst all the others. But, we have the most heart amongst all other nations. We have a direction, a vision, a heartbeat. Many nations cannot say that. In 1770 Nathaniel Jay Right said, "It is not the strengths of a hero that defines who he is; it is his enemy". We as a nation have united and broke away from our oppressing fathers of the British. Our triumph as a nation defined who we were, better yet, who we are....   [tags: George Washington]

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My Graduate At The University Of Washington Bothell 's Mn Program

- ... My experience as a CPOE analyst and educator directly led to my current appointment as Staff Development Director when my former director moved on. Shortly after accepting this position, I recognized that I was lacking the advanced nursing competencies required for this role and knew the time to make it happen was now. Although my past work experience was helpful, I discovered it wasn’t a substitute for the competencies acquired in a graduate nursing program. Self-awareness of my shortcomings was the catalyst I needed to make the pivotal decision to pursue what I had initially set out to do years ago, earn my MN....   [tags: Nursing, Nurse, Kittitas County, Washington]

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The Legend Of Sleepy Hollow By Washington Irving And The Monster By Stephen Crane

- The readings “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving and The Monster by Stephen Crane are to amazing readings. However, these two texts represent violence and conflicts in different ways, which shows that although they have the same concept their tactic for this same concept is used in a different approach. In this two readings the narrator shows us how the conflict that happens in these two different reading connect in some way. For example, in The Legend of Sleepy Hollow it is said, “[..] he borrowed a horse from the farmer with whom he was domiciliated,”(18) Ichabod here has taken a horse form his friend....   [tags: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Washington Irving]

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Understanding and Awareness - A Woman at Washington Zoo

- Randall Jarrell was born in Nashville, Tennessee on May 6, 1914 to Owen and Anna Jarrell. He spent part of his childhood in California, but moved back to Nashville and attented Hume Fogg High School from 1927 to 1931 where he excelled in tennis, drama, and journalism. He then attended Vanderbilt University in 1932 and graduated Phi Beta Kappa in 1935. His first published poems appeared in 1934 in an issue of The American Review. Jarrell the proceded to teach at many colleges including Princeton and The University of Texas where he met his future wife Mackie Langham....   [tags: A Woman at Washington Zoo]

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In Defense of Booker T. Washington

- In Defense of Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington's legacy is a troubled one. Dubois was right to say, "When Mr. Washington apologizes for injustice, he does not rightly value the privilege and duty of voting, belittles the emasculating effects of caste distinctions, and opposes the higher training and ambition of our higher minds" (afro 1). But can we really fault Booker T. for being misguided and flat-out wrong. Washington is not the first successful, insufferable man in America who rose from abject poverty to a life of bourgeois comfort, who then assumed that everyone else could too, if only they did as he did....   [tags: African American Booker T. Washington Essays]

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Booker T. Washington's Influence on Historically Black Colleges

- BOOKER T. WASHINGTON: THE AMBIGUITY OF INFLUENCE ABSTRACT My paper will discuss the continuing influence of Booker T. Washington's writings on historically black colleges. While my paper will focus on the ways in which the historically black college continues to adhere to the model provided by Washington, it will also explore the ways in which it diverges from the early Hampton-Tuskegee ideal. According to James D. Anderson in The Education of Blacks in the South, both contemporary observers and later historians have portrayed the white south as taking a monolithic view of black education....   [tags: Booker T. Washington]

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George Washington

- George Washington Many look to George Washington for the great things he accomplished in his lifetime. Winning the War for American Independence, being the first president, and shaping the way the Constitution was written and how the federal government was formed are all attributable to him. However, from his youth, he was a man whose focus on the little details in his life predicted his behavior in grander situations as they were presented to him. Washington memorized the Rules of Civility and Decent Behavior in Company and Conversation when he was a boy....   [tags: Biography Washington History US]

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Booker T. Washington's Up From Slavery

- Booker T. Washington's "Up From Slavery" The autobiography of Booker T. Washing titled Up From Slavery is a rich narrative of the man's life from slavery to one of the founders of the Tuskegee Institute. The book takes us through one of the most dynamic periods in this country's history, especially African Americans. I am very interested in the period following the Civil War and especially in the transformation of African Americans from slaves to freemen. Up From Slavery provides a great deal of information on this time period and helped me to better understand the transition....   [tags: Biography Washington Slavery essays]

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Comparing George Washington Irving 's ' The Devil And Tom Walker ' And Rip Van Winkle '

- Comparing two similar stories by Washington Irving Many times in our lives we are compared to our siblings. On many occasions, I am compared to my brother. People say that we have the same physique facial features, and height. Although these traits run in the family, I truly only want to be my own person. Just the other day someone called me “Michael.” The burn from my anger showed on my face. “I am NOT Michael,” I screamed; I am my own person. Just as we see similarities in family members, people also see similarities in stories written by the same author....   [tags: Rip Van Winkle, Washington Irving]

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Comparing Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow the Movie to the Book

- Comparing Washington Irving's Sleepy Hollow the Movie to the Book ?The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. is a short story by Washington Irving. Based on a well-known legend, this story tells the tale of the disappearance of the main character, Ichabod Crane. An effective ghost story, Irving leaves you guessing what the truth is behind the ending. The movie Sleepy Hollow is Hollywood?s portrayal of Irving?s original story. Although the movie is similar to the story in the beginning, the movie takes a twist that leads in another direction that strays far from the original plot....   [tags: Washington Irving Sleepy Hollow Essays]

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Purpose And Interpretation Of A Chi Square

- Discussion 2. 1) Read Reading 3 and Reading 4, 2) describe the purpose and interpretation of at least 3 statistical 3) introduce one article that used at least one of the 3 statistical methods, including the purpose, statistical method(s) used, the findings based on the statistical method(s), and interpretation of the findings, and 4) discuss whether the authors used appropriate statistical methods to address the purpose and interpreted the findings appropriately. 1) Chi Square A Chi-square is a nonparametric test that identifies if what we think is going to happen actually does happen in a distribution of frequencies....   [tags: Statistics, Statistical significance]

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The History of Rittenhouse Square

- Rittenhouse square has a long and noteworthy history and design. Once upon a time Rittenhouse Square was known as Southwest Square, but in 1825 it was renamed after David Rittenhouse, who was an astronomer, inventor, clockmaker, and the first director of the U.S. Mint. Rittenhouse square is located between Walnut and Pine Streets, from 15th Street to 24th Street, in the southwest quadrant of downtown Philadelphia, or as commonly referred to—the city of brotherly love. The design for this square was originally devised by William Penn, who formed Philadelphia and was the governor of Pennsylvania and his surveyor Thomas Holme in 1682....   [tags: design, fence, city, physical]

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The Rape of Nanking and Tiananmen Square

- Throughout history, genocide has been one of the most devastating human calamities. The Rape of Nanking, or the Nanking Massacre is an example of one of the worst genocides in history. This event was so horrific that it is sometimes referred to as the “forgotten Holocaust” (The Rape). Beginning on December 13, 1937, Japan invaded China and “the mass execution of soldiers and the slaughtering and raping of tens of thousands of civilians took place in contravention of all rules of warfare” (The Rape)....   [tags: Genocide, Massacres, History]

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Analysis Of ' A Party Down At The Square '

- ... Riley is the one who tends to have an active imagination and Buster encourages him regardless of how ridiculous his thoughts are. A good example of their relationship is shown in That I had Wings where Riley looks at a baby Robin that is reluctant to take flight and calls him a fool for not flying. If they had the chance the boys would fly in an instant because, “‘them pigeons don’t belong to the church. Don’t nobody own ‘em’” (Ellison, Flying Home and Other Stories 46), and therefore are completely free....   [tags: African American, Short story, Baltimore]

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Review Of ' The Roman Square '

- ... Roman Coliseum - Day Romans gather to celebrate their recent victory by watching gladiators battle at the arena. The emperor arrives at the podium stage and greet spectators. He sits and signal the start of the first fight. The crowd grows in enthusiasm for bloodlust. After several draws one fighter falls down dead. The emperor laughs - but it caught off guard as he notices Tiagnos entering the podium stage. Empperor Fabius stops laughing. Tiagnos approaches the emperor. TIAGNOS Greetings your Majesty....   [tags: Roman Empire, Ancient Rome, Left-handedness]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Red Square '

- ... The tempo of the performance was changeable. Starting off slow, the music often left the dancer behind. As it progress, the music could not keep up with the dancer moves. The dancer pounced up and down, continuous throughout the performance. The flow was Dab and Wring. Becky Valls replaced the typical modern dance moves with powerful, darting precise arms and legs moves. No matter how many times the dancer left the box, it kept pulling her back in. The overall structure conveyed the overall mood and atmosphere of escaping, by using a simple approached....   [tags: Dance, Performance, Choreography, Isadora Duncan]

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The Experience that Is Times Square

- There is no such thing as silence here. Everything jumps out at once, like the feathers on a peacock, immediately catching your attention. There are uncountable masses of colorful blobs moving, but within that great glob, there are many people, each person moving with the powerful confidence of a lion. The buildings all loom over the people, a grand oak tree above thousands of ants, tying together this concrete landscape. There is a tangible atmosphere of wonder, and you are left in awe of such an astonishing place....   [tags: the deceptive city, New York City]

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The Massacre at Tiananmen Square

- The Massacre at Tiananmen Square The protests in China during 1989 were for a good cause, but were ended in the worst possible way. Mao Zedong brought Communism into china with violence and even after his death, with a new leader, the violence continued. The Chinese Government made a huge mistake by using force to end a peaceful protest. “After the 1912 revolution, two groups began to compete for the leadership of China. One group, the Nationalists, was led by Chiang Kai-shek while Mao Zedong was the head of the second group, the Communists....   [tags: World History]

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W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington

- W.E.B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington were two very influential leaders in the black community during the late 19th century, early 20th century. However, they both had different views on improvement of social and economic standing for blacks. Booker T. Washington, an ex-slave, put into practice his educational ideas at Tuskegee, which opened in 1881. Washington stressed patience, manual training, and hard work. He believed that blacks should go to school, learn skills, and work their way up the ladder....   [tags: Strategy Du Bois Washington African American ]

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Memories Of A Public Square

- Big cities, small towns, villages and in a broad sense all human habitats are full of their inhabitants’ memories. While some of these memories are specific and unique to each individual, some have collective characteristics: memories about a common past, the common past that we all may or may not have seen or experienced but we might have heard of it, the memories of a public square that has no longer existed but my grandpa shares the memory with yours… Like what can be found in a dictionary as a conventional definition, memory can be understood as “the the store of things learned and retained from an organism 's activity or experience as evidenced by modification of structure or behavior...   [tags: Sociology, Psychology, Mind, Memory]

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The Square Kilometer Array

- The Square Kilometer Array, or SKA, is a new, powerful radio telescope that is being developed which is aimed at obtaining better sensitivity, higher dynamic range, larger field-of-view, and perhaps some other parameters not yet contemplated in the field of astronomy according to P.N Wilkinson, K.I. Kellermann, R.D. Ekers , J.M. Cordes and T. Joseph W. Lazio (2004). The SKA is highly relevant in the understanding of the universe in that it is able to explain and provide evidence for phenomena, including: cosmic webs, the Transcension Hypothesis, the forming of galaxies from gasses and the semi-analytical model....   [tags: astronomy, radio telescope]

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Time Square

- Today, Times Square is seen as a tourist attraction with people traveling to the United States from all over the world to visit New York. Times Square did not always have the glamorous portrayal it has in movies today. In the early twentieth century, Times Square was not a pleasant place and the sounds one would hear would be a lot different from today’s sounds. In the 1920s Times Square had a brief heyday, from thriving entertainment and being the center of flashy commercial advertising, but Prohibition caused many downfalls in the entertainment industry, forcing theaters and nightclubs to close....   [tags: American History, New York, Tourists]

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Square Enix: Success in the Gaming Industry

- Thought the years, one industry has grown. Even through the hardest times, the video game industry has flourished. As one of the largest video game companies in the world, Square Enix CO., LTD has produced over one hundred games in the early 1980's. When the gaming industry first began, its livelihood was questionable. Square Enix CO., LTD has answered that question with undeniable success. While it began as two separate companies, Square Enix has grown and rightfully taken its place as a leader in the video game market....   [tags: Business Analysis ]

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The Legendary American Kiss in Time Square

- An icon is an image that refers to something outside of its individual elements, something or someone that has great symbolic meaning for society. Icons are often perceived to represent universal concepts, emotions, and meanings. Iconic images are recognizable yet, known not for their origin, time of production or for the people who created them, but for their great symbolic and historical meaning. Iconic images have an important role in American history that has shaped our identity through controversy, cultural awareness and historical events....   [tags: photograph, symbolic meaning, mystery]

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Nisour Square Shooting

- Nisour Square Shooting For years Blackwater have been operating above the law, but Nisour Square Shooting was the last straw. On Sept. 16, 2007 a Blackwater convoy opened fired on a crowd of unarmed citizens killing 14 and wounding 18. “In Baghdad, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki promised that Blackwater guards would be held accountable for what he called "a big crime" in the weekend violence. Iraqi officials have threatened to expel Blackwater from Iraq over the incident, in which at least nine Iraqis were killed.” (Fainaru, 2007) Operating directly for the State Department made Blackwater next to untouchable....   [tags: iraqui shooting, blackwater, leadership]

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