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Abraham Lincoln : An American Icon

- He was a small town boy born in what was considered a slave state at the time. Abraham Lincoln was a man of many talents, from engineer to politician, from living in Kentucky to Illinois, he was able to see things from many different perspectives in his young life. Little did he know that some day he would use those past experiences to become a name that is still talked about today. Abraham, Abe, Lincoln, an American icon, started out as a young boy living in Illinois, and through his many years he learned how to create a mindset to help form the American country into the way it is today....   [tags: Abraham Lincoln, American Civil War]

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Henry Ford: An American Icon

- Henry Ford: An American Icon It takes a very brave person to take a leader role and make the world a better place. Ford treated each and every one of his workers with respect. In return, the workers gave Ford all they had and one-hundred percent on anything and everything they did. Henry Ford did not just step up and make himself look good, he helped the country and even the entire world by chasing his dreams. Even from a young age, he set out to do something great, and thats what he did. Henry Ford was a man with a dream, without his determination and willpower, the automotive industry wouldn't be where it is today....   [tags: famous entrepeneurs of America]

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Woodstock: An American Icon

- Many times, people have very different ideas about what makes an icon. Our icons may be singers, dancers, athletes, actors or politicians. We may not even know what the criteria would be for an icon, but we know one when we see it. One of the greatest American icons in history is the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. To say that Woodstock isn’t an icon would be like saying that the music wasn’t a dynamic character in the movie “Star Wars” or “The Phantom of the Opera”. An Icon must encompass a distinct ideology, and nothing ushered in our generation’s journey to the end of the innocence like Woodstock....   [tags: Woodstock]

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Madonna: An American Icon

- The stage is dark. Thousands of screaming fans wait in agonizing anticipation. Smoke crawls out from the stage, and out struts a confident blonde woman. With the spotlight focused entirely on her, the crowd erupts into deafening applause as she begins her incomparable dance routines. She is an icon. She is Madonna. History has never seen a cultural figure with as much controversy or flair for the dramatic as Madonna, nor will history ever see such a figure. Madonna’s name is recognized by everyone, as is evidenced in a survey taken of fifty people of varying ages (shown below)....   [tags: Biography]

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis - An American Icon

- An American Icon “…[Jacqueline] might almost have been a movie star. Her picture appeared on countless magazine covers, and ‘the Jackie look’ was widely imitated” (Gerston 53). She has been known to be one of the most glamorous first ladies there ever was, and women across America wanted to emulate her style, grace and strength due to the admiration many held for her. Despite Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ elite yet turbulent childhood, she became an American icon who influenced women through her ability to persevere and stay true to herself, accomplishing the American Dream along the way. Onassis was born in the 1920’s in Southampton, Long Island, New York to John Vernou Bouvier III, a Wall...   [tags: Biography]

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Bo Jackson: A True American Icon

- The concept of a two-sport or multi-sport athlete enormously filters the list of great athletes throughout history and, if used as a measuring rod, leaves us with the best of all time: Bo Jackson. “Bo Jackson is not known in Spain, despite starring in Bo Knows Nike brand campaign that remains today, the most successful of the multinational” (Williams). “In these famous ads, which have Jackson first playing football and baseball, two sports that are professional, he then tries his luck at basketball with Michael Jordan, tennis with John McEnroe, ice hockey with Wayne Gretzky and track and field with Sea and Decker” (Williams)....   [tags: Multi Sport Athlete, Athletic History, Biography]

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Henry Ford: An American Icon

- Ford is a prestigious motor company with a successful production history spanning more than a century and involving several influential automobiles, most notably the iconic Model T. Indeed, the Model T was a supreme mechanical innovation, a remarkable marriage of “technical design and social context” (Boyer & Dubofsky 275). Although simple in design, and relatively inexpensive, the vehicle performed very well against competitors’ models, surviving the primitive roads and almost nonexistent repair facilities thanks to a very robust frame, high wheel clearance and an easy-to-fix motor and suspension (Boyer & Dubofsky 275)....   [tags: fordism, assembly line]

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The Creation of Barbie as an American Icon

- The Creation of Barbie as an American Icon Barbie, at the age of 41, is one of the longest living toys in America. Analyzing her early history can give a person a look into the societal trends and culture of the late 1950's and early 1960's. There is evidence of fashion innovations in Barbie's wardrobe. Also, one can see the perception of females by society, such as what they should look like, how they should act and dress, as well as what their future goals could be. The following essay follows Barbie's history from 1959 to 1963, covering her development, her appeal to children, and her existence as a cultural artifact of the time period....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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McDonalds: An American Icon

- The largest of the fast food companies have forever cemented themselves into the American culture and they are fully aware of that fact. Written on a McDonald’s paper tray liner is their statement to this knowledge; “I think about great memories from my past. Road Trips, friends, study breaks and lots of laughs. Anytime nostalgia sets in, I know it’s not too long before I’ll be going to McDonald’s for a Big Mac. Someday in the future, when I’m looking back at today, McDonald’s will still be there.” Since our future only holds visions of more and more fast-food restaurants springing up across the horizon, we need to learn where the best food is being served outside our own kitchen....   [tags: fast food, restaurant]

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John Wayne as an American Icon

- John Wayne as an American Icon Marion Morrison, also known as John Wayne, is perhaps one of the most popular movie personalities ever. He began as a mere stagehand, but by the end of his career he had developed himself as a very successful actor, producer, and director. Marion Michael Morrison was born on May 26, 1907, in Winterest, Iowa. His father, Clyde, worked as a pharmacist, and John Wayne thought of his father as the “kindest, most patient man I ever knew.” Later on in life, John Wayne’s father developed a critical lung disease....   [tags: John Wayne Marion Morrison Actors Essays]

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Barbie: An American Icon

- News correspondent Pauline Frederick once commented When a man gets up to speak people listen then look. When a woman gets up people look; then if they like what they see they listen" (Women's Wit and Wisdom 10). Ironically, the harsh reality of this statement is given life by the ongoing controversy of America's most recognizable and sometimes notorious toy. Barbie. Barbie has become this nation's most beleaguered soldier of idolatry who has been to the front lines and back more times than the average "JOE." (Varney 161)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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Harley Davidson : An American Business Icon

- I. History Harley-Davidson has survived through many decades and is an American business icon. Rivals have often successfully imitated motorcycles , but never duplicating them. It is often seen as those who are experiencing a "mid life crisis", are a part of a motorcycle gang, or an investment bankers that are attracted to these particular motorcycles. It is believed that Harley-Davidson is successfully selling the freedom within the American Dream through their motorcycles. Harley Davidson began in 1903 by William S....   [tags: Harley-Davidson, Motorcycle, Harley Owners Group]

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Barbie - A Complex American Icon

- As a young girl, I was not very interested in playing with baby dolls. I preferred playing with my many stuffed animals or the only doll I did like—Barbie. With my animals, usually I was rescuing them from some horrible disaster such as a flood or a forest fire. I was their heroic savior and benevolent protector. But with Barbie this was decidedly not the case. Sometimes my Barbie did normal Barbie things, such as get dressed up for an exciting date with Ken or go shopping with her little sister, Skipper....   [tags: American Culture Essays]

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An Icon of American Expansionism

- As a nation born out of the desire to reject despotic rule and reinvent a new, non-Eurocentric model of the nation state, Americans during the nation’s nascent decades subscribed to a notion of anti-imperialism and relied upon a closed door approach to national foreign policy. Yet simultaneously, the United States engaged in acts of global expansion throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, and by the arrival of the 20th century, the nation had reached an ideological crossroad. Following a series of foreign conflicts which left America as an active participant in global expansion and a growing world power, by the conclusion of the 19th century, the nation was forced to determine whether or no...   [tags: American History]

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Blue Jeans, the Ultimate American Icon

- Blue Jeans, the Ultimate American Icon Gold was discovered in California in 1849. This resulted in more than eighty thousand American’s rushing to California. The pioneering spirit spread and by 1890, the West’s population reached nearly 17 million. The west became the most racially diverse part of the country. All were in search of a better life for themselves and their families, seeking what would become known as the American Dream. During this time innovation and creation were prompting remarkable growth in industry....   [tags: History]

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Robert E. Lee: An American Icon

- “Theodore Roosevelt, with characteristic restraint pronounced Lee ‘ the very greatest of all the great captains that the English- Speaking people have brought forth’( Cobb). Even though Robert E Lee was a southern general, he was still a great general. Although General Robert E Lee was considered the most hated general of his time, he had outstanding job skills, overcame a horrible childhood, and most importantly had a great moral upbringing, to make him into a great general. Robert E Lee’s childhood shaped him into the man he grew up to be....   [tags: christian values, war hero]

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American Cheerleader: The Icon, The Stereotype, and The Truth

- Many have seen her. Many know her. But who is the American cheerleader. Is she a blond haired, blue eyed sex symbol. Is she a drug-addicted girl with no brains and even fewer moral values. Maybe she is just your average, pretty, girl-next-door with a loud voice and lots of spirit. What is clearly true is that cheerleading and cheerleaders have evolved greatly over a century-long history. What started as one bold college student has turned into an activity with over 3 million participants (Brady 1); one that is backed by a $150 million industry (Williams 2)....   [tags: Sports ]

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Harley Davidson : An Icon Of American Motorcycle

- Introduction Harley Davidson has surpassed 100 years and continues to grow and move forward. As a company that started in 1903, Harley Davidson has become an icon of American motorcycles. Harley Davidson’s ideals of freedom and self-expression have transcended cultures, gender, and age (www.harley-davidson.com). The company has the purpose of fulfilling dreams of personal freedom of individuals which has translated into a very well-known brand and culture. How does Harley Davidson deliver value and customer satisfaction to its customers....   [tags: Motorcycle, Harley-Davidson, Harley Owners Group]

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Michael Jordan is an American Icon

- To begin with, I would like to tell how Michael Jordan is the most well known athlete throughout the U.S. First off, mike has many endorsements that are popular in American society like Nike and Mc Donald?s. ?According to the bureau of food and drugs?, one and four Americans eat at a fast food restaurant each day. That shows how much Mc Donald?s has an affect on U.S. With Michael Jordan, advertising and supporting McDonalds then everyone will notice him and realize who he is. Nike is a footwear company, which thousands of Americans purchase there shoes each day....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Barbie: Independent Woman or Damaging American Icon?

- Barbie: Independent Woman or Damaging American Icon. She's the classic American beauty, the woman we all dreamed of being at one point in our lives. She has long, tanned legs, cascades of blonde curls and has such perky breasts that she doesn't even need a bra. Although this character does not need air to breathe and is made of plastic, she has been one of America's most potent icons for more than 40 years and has affected girls in ways even human models aren't capable of. With 250 million Barbies in existence in the United States alone, there are more Barbies than there are people in the United States (Green 339)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Role Model Essays]

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American Family Life Insurance Company: How The Duck Becanme an Icon

- The company formerly known as, American Family Life Insurance Company, was established in 1955, by the Amos brothers in Columbus, Georgia and is now known as Aflac. The company developed a ground-breaking cancer policy and presented it to employees as a supplemental insurance policy. Aflac ultimately became a household name in Japan, given that fact, that not only one in four households carry an Aflac policy, but 90% of the employers in Japan also offer Aflac to their employees. (Aflac – Japan) Even with their popularity and name recognition in Japan, not many people in the United States recognized the name Aflac....   [tags: Aflac, risk, insurance in Japan]

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Marilyn Monroe: American Sex Symbol

- Marilyn Monroe was a woman who lived and thrived under the spotlight. Monroe has been immortalized in her words; she is quoted at one time saying, “I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I'm out of control, and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best”. An American Icon is someone whose works, life, and message withstand the test of time. In order to understand Marilyn Monroe’s impact as America’s sex symbol one must have an explanation of her background, an overview of her career as an actress, and an analysis of her critic’s reviews....   [tags: Sex Symbol and Pop Icon]

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Icon Attractions in Alaska

- Icon Attractions in Alaska There are numerous attractions within the State of Alaska that can be considered Icon Attractions. Statistics have shown that tourists come to Alaska to experience the majestic beauty of its mountains, glaciers and wilderness. They come to witness the phenomenon of the Northern Lights creating amazing patterns across the sky or the Midnight Sun and the spectacular twilights it creates. People want to understand the history, traditions and cultural differences of the Inuit peoples who live in this state and they want to feel the exhilaration of finding gold nuggets in amongst the river rocks....   [tags: national parks, native american culture]

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Hiram Ulysses Grant : Sloppy Drunk or Honorable Icon?

- Hiram Ulysses Grant was born on April 27, 1822 in Point Pleasant, Ohio. Ulysses grew up loving horses. He loved riding, and taking care of them. His father Jesse Root Grant was a tanner and made a good living for his family. His mother Hannah Simpson Grant was said to be a mysterious and distant woman who didn't offer much Support or affection to young Ulysses. Nonetheless his parents had very high Expectations of him. His father wanted him to attend school and become a successful businessman....   [tags: American History]

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How Do you See Marilyn Monroe?

- an All American Icon, a Hero, and a Legend. How do you see Marilyn Monroe. A fake. A whore. An inspiration, or even a hero. How much do you really know about her. First lets start with some background information. Marilyn Monroe’s birth name is Norma Jean Baker, She is most known for being a major sex symbol, an actress, singer, and model. Why do I think she’s heroic. Above everything, her childhood was a nightmare, and she was still a very strong woman, but ill get to that later. Marilyn Monroe is a genuinely strong, independent, beautiful women who had to withstand more than most, and she still smiled and didn't let that affect her and she didn't let anything affect who she was....   [tags: icon, hero, legend]

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Controversial Icon Destiny : Cyrus Biography

- Controversial icon Destiny Hope Cyrus was born November 23, 1992 in Franklin, Tennessee (“Miley Cyrus Biography”). Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, was a ‘90s country music star mostly known for the song Achy Breaky Heart. Destiny later changed her name to Miley due to the nickname she was “given as a baby for often smiling” (“Miley Cyrus Biography”). Miley was raised with two siblings and three half-siblings on a family farm near Nashville (“Miley Cyrus Biography”). Due to her passion to be an actress from her exposure to her father’s career, Miley appeared on his television shows....   [tags: Hannah Montana, Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus]

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The Evolution of American Culture

- The American culture has changed so much in the last10 years. People’s moral values are below normal standards, and the older generation is outraged and distributed by the way things are being handling in today’s society. In Chapter 1, Wilson defined popular culture as “the culture of everyone in a society, and the customs and practices handed down from generation to generation” (Wilson, 2001). In order to understand American culture, one must have knowledge of the history and the tradition of the country....   [tags: American History, Sociology, Cultural]

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Birth of an Icon, Death of a Leader

- Birth of an Icon, Death of a Leader "…I present … one who is willing to put himself in the line for you… a man who would give his life for you…" With this ominous introduction, the speaker stepped up to the podium. Over his left, filtered sunlight poured over the booths silhouetting his body. Applause exploded from the audience, the catalyst that brought forth a dynamic smile from the speaker. In a deep, powerful voice the speaker said, "As-salaam alaikum," his customary introduction (Gallen 251)....   [tags: Papers]

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Rastafari as an Icon of Iesous Kristos

- Rastafari as an Icon of Iesous Kristos The fact, that I personally do not believe that Selassie is Jah, does not imply, that I do not see any spiritual significance within HIM. HIM not being Jah is not a central point in my concepts, as I tend to focus on who Selassie is rather than who Selassie is not. As my locks grow longer and my faith gets stronger, I can only witness and say that my love for His Majesty has increased over the years. I really love King Selassie in a growing degree because I see more and more things about HIM that teach I about Jah....   [tags: Papers]

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Mount Rushmore as National Icon

- Mount Rushmore as National Icon No matter how one looks at it, Mount Rushmore is an impressive sight. With each of the former politicians heads measuring sixty feet in height it would be hard for anyone to see the work as something other than massive in physical scope. However, in addition to the incredible physical dimensions of this megalithic monument to politicians past, Mount Rushmore has a greater, less corporeal, significance. Its image has been used for everything from representing the accomplishments of the USA to selling pizzas alongside Miss Piggy....   [tags: United States Landmark Papers]

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Nicolas Sarkozy: French Icon or Controversial Leader?

- Nicolas Sarkozy is known to many as a French icon. He represented France for many years, and his decisions have tainted the way France is viewed today. Although Sarkozy was a great leader, his many contentious political reforms raised awareness in the French community. As President, Nicolas Sarkozy had an immense impact over France, however his controversial actions really affected the French public by making them more aware of many political scandals. His political career skyrocketed once he was elected city councilor of Neuilly-sur-Seine at 23 years old....   [tags: French Politics]

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The Bronzed Icon : The Ain 't My First Rodeo

- The Bronzed Icon Before this class I was one of the one’s that rarely saw the extraordinary amounts of sexism and how they subconsciously intrude our minds. As I was driving home from school one day early in the semester I noticed the billboard pictured below. At first it struck me as wrong because of how the female was dressed and positioned, presumable intended to be sexy. I didn’t realize until later in this class the importance of her positioning and how it belittled women. I also found it strange because of the use of the word “ain’t”, which is not actually a word....   [tags: Gender, Woman, Feminism, Sexism]

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Waffle House: Pop Culture Icon

- Waffle House: Pop Culture Icon Waffle House remains cemented in pop culture as a place where one can enjoy a meal with friends at any hour. This image of a fun, all night hangout has recently been tarnished by multiple allegations of racism on the part of both customers and employees. Our group feels the best way to combat this negative association between the restaurant and discrimination would be for Waffle House to become positively involved in charities to support historically African American communities....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Biography of Audrey Hepburn

- BACKGROUND Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) considered a fashion icon, gifted actress and a natural beauty. She had a difficult childhood, which culminated in her parents’ divorce. According to her son, Audrey’s abandonment by her father was a wound that never healed. It led her to unhealthy marriages that resulted in divorce. Due to family tension and possibly her extreme introverted nature, at the age of six she was sent to a boarding school in London. There, she is believed to have become more outgoing, which would be necessary for her future career....   [tags: Fashion Icon, Folk Dance]

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Reading an American Identity in Niagara Falls

- Reading an American Identity in Niagara Falls Occupying the centre of a vast array of paintings, postcards, books and plays, Niagara Falls has become a national icon. Since American independence, Niagara Falls has “assumed nationalistic meaning as the search for cultural/national symbols fixed on nature for America’s identity” (Irwin, xiv). Those select few who had the opportunity to view the falls in the eighteenth century pointed to its majestic beauty and transcendental nature as proof of America’s greatness....   [tags: American History Historical Essays]

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American Horror Story By Ryan Murphy

- American Horror Story was created by Ryan Murphy. The series, which is still airing to this day, aired on October 5, 2011. This series uses crude comedy that is full of adult innuendos. In each season, the viewer experiences a different theme and setting. The first season is centered on a man, his wife, and their home. The second season is centered on an insane asylum and its patients. The third season is centered on a coven of witches in New Orleans. The fourth season is centered on a circus. The fifth season is centered on a hotel and vampires....   [tags: American film actors, American television actors]

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Use of Espionage During the American Revolution

- “There is one evil I dread, and that is, their spies. I could wish therefore the most attentive watch be kept… I wish a dozen or more honest sensible and diligent men, were employed… in order to question, cross-question, etc., all such persons as are unknown, and cannot give an account of themselves in a straight and satisfactory manner… I think it a matter of importance to prevent these [Tory spies] from obtaining intelligence of our situation. ” – George Washington The American Revolution was a time when colonial peoples were forced to develop a Patriot identity separate from that of the British....   [tags: distinct American identity]

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The Legacy of Jackie Kenedy: An Influential Icon

- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ passion for fashion, grace, intellect, and ability to relate to those of all ages, has her remembered as the most influential First Lady in American History. Throughout her life Jackie affected countless Americans on many different levels. Mothers, children, and even men looked up to her and wondered how she would amaze them next with either her charm, sense of style, or ability to handle almost any situation with grace, and intellect that came her way. A loving and affluent family from New York raised Jacqueline Kennedy....   [tags: trend setters, first ladies]

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Michael Jackson: The King of Reinvention

- Michael Jackson: The King of Reinvention If you look in your copy of Webster's English Dictionary under the I's, you will find the definition for the word 'icon.' An icon is simply an 'image or representation of one who is the object of great attention or devotion; an idol' (Webster's 90). Skipping a few words down, you can find that an idol is 'an image used as an object of worship' It takes much to be worshiped. Throughout time, America's pop-culture has been filled with icons of each generation, such as Babe Ruth or Elvis Presley....   [tags: Music Icon Idol Jackson Essays]

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Jeans And The American Culture

- Jeans: A Garment that has Endured in Fashion Blue jeans have been part of the American culture for over 100 years. Why is it that this piece of clothing has not lost its trend from the moment it got here. Well, we can begin by acknowledging that jeans were made for labor. The majority of Americans are working-class people and this piece of clothing symbolizes this group of people. Additionally, in the mid-twentieth century the youth wore them as a symbol of protest against conformity. This being said, it lies in a revolutionary era in American history....   [tags: Jeans, Denim, Levi Strauss, Trousers]

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Jeans: A Reflection of American Values

- Jeans: A Reflection of American Values Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis did not know they were creating an American legacy when they patented the process for riveting pants on May 20, 1873, nor did they get to see the enduring influence of their product before their deaths in the early 1900’s ("Levi Strauss & Co. Timeline"). Nevertheless, since their creation, denim jeans have become symbolic of various American sentiments over the years: the romanticizing of the American West, the social rebellion of countercultures, and a paradoxical preoccupation with individuality....   [tags: Clothing]

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Disney : Disney An American Dream

- Disney an American Dream Are you for or against Disney. For a majority of Americans this is a no brainer. There answer would be “YES”, because Disney inspired them as a kid, Disney let their imagination be free, or let them dream. Others would not agree, they say “NO” to Disney. For those people Disney has served as a direct representation of an individualist society, money making capitalist, or it represents dreams that cant come true. Yet, Disney has an incredible effect on today’s society due to the direct correlation to the American dream that they create in its publications and products....   [tags: Walt Disney, Amusement park]

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The American Dream Behind The Mirror

- The American Dream behind the Mirror Today, American society seems to have become trapped behind a mirror, encouraged to pursue one’s own perfection and dreams above all others. Even during the conception of the country people uprooted their lives and left their families and everything they knew in hope for a better life for themselves. They left to explore a new land by themselves where no one knew them seeking to escape who they used to be. The early Americans pursued their self-advancement and the ability to climb the social ladder, and this possibility of a new life became known as the “American Dream:” the lonely selfish pursuit of a better life....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Narcissism]

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L'Oréal and the Globalization of American Beauty

- ... Jones acknowledged that and acted accordingly. This was a simple but critical realization that played a vital role in its success. Even though L’Oreal did face a sufficient amount of competition from the big corporate companies such as Unilever and P&G, it never backed down. After holding stocks for 5 years in Helena Rubinstein and Ralph Lauren Fragrances, it took over full control of the two companies in 1988 and 1990, respectively. L’Oreal the continued to make more acquisitions of other health and beauty lines....   [tags: top leading brands in the hair and beauty industry]

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American Propaganda

- Propaganda Before the bombing of Pearl Harbor, Americans were extremely reluctant to enter the war overseas. Having just recovered from the economic crises caused by the First World War, the American public felt they needed to concentrate on their own homes. Propagandists therefore needed to create documents that would convince Americans it was worth their while to enter the war. After the bombing at Pearl Harbor, propaganda became more successful and the focus shifted, as propagandists tried to convince Americans they had no choice but to enter the war, since it was now on American soil....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Elvis Presley's Influence on American Culture

- Elvis Presley is one of the biggest names in rock and roll. Singer, musician and actor he was an American icon. He is best known as the King of Rock and Roll. His musical influence included the country and pop music of the time, the gospel music he sang in church and the black R&B music he listened to as a teenager (Comprehensive History of Elvis Presley’s Dynamic Life). Elvis has influenced American culture not only while he was living but also in today’s 21st century. It wasn’t easy for him to be accepted; in fact many adults and the older generations of his time were appalled by his performances and his music....   [tags: Musicians ]

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Failures of the American Criminal Justice System

- Lady Justice has long been an icon of the American criminal justice system. Her blindfold shows that justice should apply equally to everyone regardless of appearance, race, age, or gender. Her sword encourages the execution of justice while the scales she holds represent the idea that both sides (plaintiff and defendant) are clearly heard before a decision is made. However, Lady Justice often fails to get her job done. To better achieve the goals of Lady Justice, people should begin to focus more on the ideas of Dr....   [tags: Discrimination, Mental Illness]

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The CN Tower: A Feat Like No Other

- It could be argued that the greatest architectural structure ever created by Canadians is the CN Tower. Construction on the CN Tower first started on February 6, 1973 and finished on June 26, 1976. The CN Tower was considered to be a breakthrough when it was first created because it broke a record set previously. Once the CN Tower was complete it gained the title as the “world’s tallest free-standing structure” at 1815.4 feet. The creation of the CN Tower was a defining moment for Canada and still impacts Canadians today....   [tags: Canada, Architecture, Icon]

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Evaluation of Modern Country Versus Oldies Country Music

- Times have changed, and along with the times so has country music. American country music lovers have went from Loretta Lynn and Waylon Jennings, just two of the many classic oldies, to Carrie Underwood and Luke Bryan, two very appealing country music artists. However, it is not only the tune of the music that has changed, it is the image, the appeal, and overall the type of icons the media is portraying these modern music stars as. Icons such as Lynn and Jennings had identifiable features within their music as well as their appearance that spoke sweet southern belle and rugged twang....   [tags: icon, media, lyrics]

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Biography of Ansel Easton Adams

- Ansel Easton Adams born February 20, 1902 in San Francisco, California. Adams is famously known photographer and environmentalist. Ansel Adams best known for his iconic images of the Yosemite Park and the great American West. Most of Adams’s photographs was about the environment, nature, and landscape. Due to his love for the beauty of nature, Adams help promote, and protect the American wilderness. Ansel Adam first talent was playing the piano, it became his passion. But that surely change in the year 1916, Adams who took a trip to Yosemite National Park began to have interest in photography....   [tags: photographer, icon images, yosemite]

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The Simpsons Television Show as a Pop Culture Icon

- The definition of the "typical" American family has changed considerably over time. Ever since the age of television dawned on American culture, situation comedies have tried to portray the typical American family in an attempt to reach as many viewers as possible. In the 1950's, there was "Leave It to Beaver" which represented a generic view of the American family during its time. There was a father whose responsibility was to financially support the family and be a role model for his children....   [tags: Papers Simpsons TV Essays Papers]

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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., A Political Icon

- There are a select few individuals who have come variously to be called "great" or "brilliant" because they and their accomplishments have forever changed society and the world. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was one of those individuals. Martin Luther King's contributions to history place him in this inimitable position. One of the great figures in the march of human history, Martin Luther King Jr., like Gandhi before him, lived by a heroic credo of non-violence. More than two decades since his death, Martin Luther King ideas; his call for racial equality, his faith in the ultimate triumph of justice, and his insistence on the power of nonviolent struggle to bring about a major transformation o...   [tags: Martin Luther King]

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Patriotism and The American Flag

- There is much controversy surrounding the idea of patriotism and the iconography of the American flag in today’s society. Some believe patriotism is simply the act of supporting the decisions of the leaders of the country. Others say, to be patriotic, people should be outspoken and voice their oppositions to what is going on in the government. Opinions also differ on the idea of what the American flag represents. One opinion of the flags representation is that the flag represents our history, and the formerly mentioned idea of patriotism....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dialects in American Literature

- Dialects in American Literature In the late 19th and early 20th centuries dialect was not common in American Literature. Writers who attempted to accurately capture American dialect and slang often failed to make it believable. In my essay, “Dialects in American Literature,” I will compare and contrast three writers who used dialect in their writings and explain the difference between effective and ineffective use of dialect. The writers I will be discussing are Mark Twain, Bret Harte, and William Dean Howells....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Burning the American Flag

- Burning the American Flag The American flag consists of thirteen horizontal stripes, with seven red stripes alternating among six white. In the upper left corner there is a rectangular blue space that contains fifty white stars. The thirteen stripes symbolize the thirteen original colonies of the United states of America and the stars represent the fifty states of the Union. White is said to symbolize purity and innocence. Red symbolizes strength and courage, and blue symbolizes vigilance, perseverance and justice....   [tags: essays papers]

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American Immigration

- American Immigration Laws Bouncers at the Border ;Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!" These are the words inscribed at the base of the Statue of Liberty, which has become the American icon for those who wish to make the United Stated thier home. How true do these words hold relative to US immigration polocies. The US is a Nation of Immigrants....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Our Own Worst Critics

- Our Own Worst Critics Maya Angelou’s mother, Vivian Baxter, once told her: “… you don’t have to think about doing the right thing. If you’re for the right think then you do it without thinking.”(Angelou 289). Growing up is a challenge in itself, for the ability to find a purpose and meaning in life is not an easy road. Teenagers, and even some adults, struggle with finding a higher reason to wake up everyday, go out into the world, and make decisions based on past experiences. Obstacles, such as violence, gangs, drugs, and molestation can be a powerful source of opposition and doubt....   [tags: Maya Angelou, Biography, Historical Icon]

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Media and American Withdrawal From Vietnam

- Media and American Withdrawal From Vietnam The history of Vietnam is characterised by struggles for independence since French rule in 1859 after the French took Saigon, and a great ability in warfare and continual determined resistance to foreign domination. Major military involvement by American armed forces came after events such as Russian communist revolution in 1917 and the Korean War in the 1950's; these events put the America people in a period of moral panic with McCarthyism, and domino theory....   [tags: Papers]

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The Influence on the Beatles on American Culture

- The Beatles were more than their music. They influenced the lives of millions of people unlike any musicians before them. They were the first and most popular band in one of the most important music movements in American history, the British Invasion. The year 1964 was the year both the British Invasion and “Beatlemania” came to America and forever changed the landscape of music in the United States by introducing the genre of pop, as it is today. The Beatles changed the rules of music....   [tags: The British Invasion]

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The American Media And How They Can Turn Against Many Sporting Icons

- This paper is a position paper that is critically analyzing the American media and how they can turn against many sporting icons as soon as they seen to do something bad. In this paper we will look at how the coverage changed the way it saw certain individuals once some truths came out about those individuals. These individuals include Lance Armstrong, Oscar Pistorius, Johnny Manziel, and Tiger Woods. These individuals were acclaimed and celebrated for their success as athletes, they were put on pedestals above other by the media and made out to be perfect idols that could do no wrong....   [tags: Tiger Woods, Golf, Men's major golf championships]

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Native American Female Artist : Roxanne Swentzell

- In every artist’s work, there is a deeply rooted message— with the occasional less fundamental message— pertaining to what the artist is attempting to communicate. As a Native American female artist, Roxanne Swentzell has taken multiple mediums in sculpting and has utilized her abilities to create images reflecting issues pertaining to: being a native, a woman, flawed human being, and the list goes on. Roxanne Swentzell is notable on the contemporary art “map,” distinctly, in her pieces “The Therapist,” “Bridging Two Worlds,” and “The Next Generation” when considering their themes and how they reflect her personally and her tribe in contemporary and Native American senses....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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American Culture And Mexican Culture

- Rebecca Block and Lynda Hoffman-Jeep. “Fashioning National Identity: Frida Kahlo in ‘Gringolandia’.” Woman 's Art Journal, Vol. 19, No. 2 (Autumn, 1998 - Winter, 1999), pp. 8-12 Block and Hoffman-Jeep’s journal article served as the inspiration for the thesis concerning Frida Kahlo’s fashion and persona as opposed to the one crafter by mass media, imperialist magazine producers. Due to the in depth analysis of photos taken of Frida through the 1930s, and analysis of her paintings which portray Frida between America and Mexico shows the influential imaginary wall between American culture and Mexican Culture; and the divergence in historic paths....   [tags: Mexico City, Mexico, Diego Rivera, Mask]

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Analysis Of Yasmin Sabina Khan 's ' The Flag : The Stars And Stripes On American History ``

- Patriotic Icons Every country has icons that specify objects that represent beliefs, values, or tradition that make that country unique. As the United States of America has many such as, Statue of Liberty and the American Flag. Yasmin Sabina Khan shows in her book "Enlightening the World: The Creation of the Statue of Liberty” why the Statue of Liberty was built, how each part of the statue describes everything and how it represents U.S today. In “Capture The Flag: The Stars And Stripes In American History”, Scot M Guenter talks about how the American flag is seen everywhere and how the flag has remained strong throughout many incidents....   [tags: United States, Abraham Lincoln, North Carolina]

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American Film and Television Industry

- Hollywood, a metonym for the American film and television industry is located in the West-northeast of Los Angeles Downtown. Due to its fame and cultural identity as the historical center of movie studios and stars, the word “Hollywood” stands an influential venue internationally. Many historic Hollywood theaters are used as venues to premiere major theatrical releases, and host the famous Academy Awards. It is a popular destination for nightlife and tourism, and home to the Walk of Fame. Except the film and television industry, Hollywood is famous of its editing effects, post-production, and lighting companies as well....   [tags: Film Industry, History]

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Superman; the mythic representation of cultural reality shifts in truth, justice and the American way

- The mythology of Superman is a paradigm that embodies the cultural reality of the era; constructed around an archetype of ideology, fantasies of human spiritual ambiguity, a religious messiah, and a semiotic representation of modernity. In further study, Superman can be identified to have specifically changed to adhere to American culture in three distinctive periods; midst the Great Depression and WWII, post WWII and finally the socially progressive change of the Vietnam period. In each chapter Superman was re-imagined to meet the definition of the period, a tool of propaganda over that of entertainment....   [tags: cultural reality, archetype, spiritual ambiguity]

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1969 in American History

- There are many things that define the eventful, complex year of 1969, but the spirit of the time is depicted through contrast. President Richard Nixon struggled with balancing peace and American power. The spirit of the year is remembered by the struggle for peace and the conflict it created. As it is often portrayed as a peaceful year, 1969 had its fair share of events that negatively impacted society. Differences in ideas, race, and culture caused a general upheaval among the people of the time....   [tags: stonewall riots, president nixon, power]

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The Dysfunctional American Dream in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

- The Dysfunctional American Dream in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller In the American society, it is thought that if you work hard, no matter what circumstances, you can become rich and powerful. You can overcome deep poverty to become the richest man alive. This superhuman absurdity is what is referred to as the "American Dream." Day after day, Americans struggle to achieve fame and prosperity, only to find failure and heartbreak. The American Dream in today's society is dead and is proven several times through plays, poetry, and essays....   [tags: Death of a Salesman Essays]

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American Auto Industry

- The automotive sector is a major industry in America. The invention of the automobile in the late 1800’s revolutionized transportation. It wasn’t till Henry Ford in 1903 with his Ford Motor company, was the automobile made available to everyday Americans. Ford’s invention of the assembly line brought the automobile sector into a large industry in America’s economy. According to Veronica Franco of Market Research stated that in 2010 the auto industry had a global value of $728.3 billion. He projects that at the average growth rate of 24.1%, like what we saw from 2009 to 2010, by 2015 the value of the industry will be at $904 billion....   [tags: automobile, automotive, Chrysler, GM, Ford]

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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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Racial Representation in American History X

- A movie American History X (1988) deals with white supremacy and racism. We can see a variety of racial representation in this movie. We’re going to see implicit racial associations and racist stereotypes seen in the film first with the framework of John Russell’s discussion in his research “Race as Ricorso: Blackface(s), Racial Representation, and the Transnational Apologetics of Historical Amnesia in the United States and Japan,” examine the background and arguments on race in the movie, and see the editorial point of view of the film maker at last....   [tags: Film Analysis]

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The Events of 1937

- World, American, and regional events that occurred in 1937 were remarkably influential to history. The year of 1937 was marked by dynamic world leaders, intensifying international conflicts, economic struggles, record breaking athletes, and influential authors. Despite the fact that this year was a time of rising world instability and uncertainty, several admirable feats were still achieved. John Steinbeck was a world renowned author of the twentieth century. He wrote numerous novels, many of which were about migrant farmers who struggled during times of economic downfall....   [tags: American Society]

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Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone: One of the Most Influential American Icons in the 21st Century

- Madonna Louise Veronica Ciccone (aka Madonna) is one of the most influential American Icons in the 21st century. She uses her sexuality and feminine characteristics to convey her beliefs to the public. She started a trend among youngster “wannabes” during the mid 80s (Cengage, 2003). These youngsters adopted Madonna’s messy hairdo and bold wardrobe such as lacy undergarments fully expresses the female sexuality and seductiveness. In this report, we will analyze Madonna’s career as an entertainer from the perspective of the Product life cycle and evaluate Madonna as a brand....   [tags: Advertising]

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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream by Hunter S. Thompson

- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream was originally written by Hunter S. Thompson in 1971. This classic novel showcases a stoned sportswriter, Raoul Duke, who also refers to his own ego as “Dr. Gonzo”. Duke travels to Las Vegas with his fellow Samoan “attorney” to cover a motorcycle race on the outskirts of Las Vegas called the Mint 400. After a series of reckless events, Raoul and his companion finally make their way to the city. Once there, they find themselves stirring up a great deal of trouble and receive a heap of public attention due to their erratic, drug-induced behaviors....   [tags: Film Version, Styles of Narration]

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The American Dream in Death of a Salesman

- "The American Dream" is based on the 'Declaration of Independence´: 'We believe that all men are born with these inalienable rights - life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.´ (Thomas Jefferson, 1776). This 'dream´ consists of a genuine and determined belief that in America, all things are possible to all men, regardless of birth or wealth; you work hard enough you will achieve anything. However, Miller says people have been 'ultimately misguided´. The origins of the American Dream seem to have been rooted in the pioneering mentality of the 18th and 19th century immigrants, most of whom came to America because of a promise of a new and better life....   [tags: Death of a Salesman]

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American Mafia vs. Italian Mafia in Cinema

- The gangster genre within films in America has accomplished numerous positive criticisms and constant willing audiences due to containing outstanding spectacles and mind-blowing action. The Godfather, being second on the IMDb Top 250 Movies, has set a new popular concept to life within the Mafia from their point of view. Doing so, creating a positive association. Yet within Italy, the same topic contains a complete different view. Movies such as I Cento Passi demonstrate unenthusiastic view by those whom are outside yet negatively affected by those members....   [tags: Cinematography Analysis]

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Education Reform in American Schools

- Education Reform in American Schools Frederick Douglass was, and still is, a golden example of why education is so important to a human being’s life. Douglass spent the first part of his life in ignorance. However, his life of a seemingly endless servitude and ignorance was completely shattered by the fact that he learned to read. Once he learned to read, his life was forever changed. He escaped slavery and tyranny and became an icon even to this day. Douglass’s story more than adequately shows that a quality education is perhaps the most important thing a person can receive in their life....   [tags: Teaching Education]

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Ronald Wilson Reag An American Politician, Commentator, And Actor

-  Ronald Wilson Reagan was an American politician, commentator, and actor, who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, he served as the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as an actor and union leader in Hollywood. Raised in a poor family in small towns of Northern Illinois, Ronald Reagan graduated from Eureka College in 1932 and worked as a sports announcer on several regional radio stations. Moving to Hollywood in 1937, he became an actor, starring in a few major productions....   [tags: Ronald Reagan, Mikhail Gorbachev, Cold War]

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Punk Music- History of American Popular Music

- Punk Music History of American Popular Music; Period 5 The poet Victor Hugo once stated that “music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot be silent.” This quote seems to represent punk music in a way that isn’t immediately apparent. Punk is considered to be an “underground” genre and style that is popular with teens and young adults that feel oppressed. The expression that "cannot be put into words" and "cannot be silent" describes the ideals of punk perfectly. The punk genre and age was born in 1977 in the United States and Britain....   [tags: Music Industry, Victor Hugo, History]

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Famous American Musician: Alton Glenn Miller

- Alton Glenn Miller was an American big band musician, arranger, composer, and bandleader in the swing era. He was the best-selling recording artist from 1939 to 1943, leading one of the best known big bands. Glenn Miller has become an icon. For many people his orchestra and the string of hits they produced represent the essence of the swing era. Alton Glenn Miller did a lot in his short life he had a successful career, inspiring childhood, burning success and an inspiring musical talent. Glenn Miller was born in a small town in Iowa but by the time he was three his family had moved to Nebraska....   [tags: bandleader, swing era, artist]

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The Story of Benjamin Franklin

- The Story of Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin seen by many is a statesman, philosopher, and an inventor. He was born on January 17, 1706. He was the true rags to riches story. In “The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin”, he writes about his life in detail and tells how to become a good man. To compare Franklin’s early life to his older life is to compare an apple seed to an apple. Both of which, grow to become something great. While reading Franklin’s autobiography, one will see the hard ships of a little boy and the triumphs the little boy makes to become an American icon....   [tags: American History, Invention]

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