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An Analysis of “American Pie”

- American Pie” is an impressionistic ballad by Don Mclean which features unique and intriguing lyrics. It has imaginative changes in tempo, vocal delivery and instrumentation, and imparts a wide range of emotions ranging from pure joy, to melancholy and despair. The song takes the listener on an autobiographical journey through the turbulent 1960’s with references to the events that shaped the era. Don Mclean was enshrined in the Songwriters’ Hall of Fame in 2004 for his work on “American Pie” (Don McLean: Songwriters Hall of Fame Inauguration)....   [tags: Music Analysis ]

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A Taste of American Pie

- A Taste of American Pie Sunday morning. The smell of flour tortillas warming on the kitchen stove would waft all the way to my room. I could hear the radio play scratchy ranchera tunes to which my mother always seemed to know the words. If I lay long enough in bed, my mother would walk in the room and try to wake me up, resorting to singing my name or an old Spanish nursery rhyme if all else failed. Ask me where home is, and I'll tell you just this. This is home. This is me. All I've ever known is Mexican culture....   [tags: Ethnicity Mexican American Essays]

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The Article ' As American As Apple Pie '

- The article “As American As Apple Pie” is about, poverty and welfare and how they are looked down upon and treated with suspicion or outright antagonism, and how many associate those in poverty with negative stereotypes often seen as deviant such as homeless, lazy, and criminals. Mark R. Rank points out how poverty across the world is a lot more normal than we think it might be. Some people are at greater risk than others, depending on age, race, gender, family structure, community of residence, education, work skills, and physical disabilities....   [tags: Poverty in the United States, Poverty]

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American Pie, by Don McLean

- Analysis of the song “American Pie”, by Don McLean The song “American Pie”, by Don McLean, was a major rock-and-roll hit in 1971. McLean portrays famous rock-and-roll singer and songwriter Buddy Holly, who died in a plane crash in 1961 by using many rhetorical strategies. The different possible interpretations of this song made it one of the most controversial songs from the 1970’s. Don McLean was a famous singer/songwriter who was popular in the 1970’s. His music is mostly classified into rock-and-roll....   [tags: Rhetorical Analysis]

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American Pie

- American Pie With every aspect of our lives we are making a point, arguing a belief, or refuting some other aspect of our existence. Aesthetic pieces, most avidly poems and songs, argue a message both in the lyrics and in the meaning posed between the lines. “American Pie,” in a multitude of ways, argues that American lives and memories are closely intertwined with the music of the time period. Not only does “American Pie” argue a message it also pulls many generations together. Today, thirty years after the initial release, “American Pie” still has an effect in our music and continues to be popular with all age groups....   [tags: Research Essays Term Papers]

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American Pie

- American Pie The movie American Pie is about four high schoolers, close to graduating, determined not to carry their virginity's with them to college and so they make a pact to lose their virginity by prom night. The movie is directed by Paul Weitz and stars Jason Biggs, Chris Klein and Tara Reids and takes place around Michigan's East Great Falls High. The movie opens with student Jim (Jason Biggs) being caught by his parents pleasuring himself in a tube sock while trying to watch a scrambled broadcast on an adult channel....   [tags: Film Movies]

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American Pie

- "American Pie" by Don McLean, is a very interesting song. After listening to the lyrics and the song itself, there is a meaning to this song. Each line of the lyrics has a special meaning to what Don McLean wanted to say, but in his own special way. If one was to look at each lyrics one by one, they will be able to find out the big picture of the whole song. It tells a story of Mclean's favorite performers, Buddy HOlly. American Pie was rumoured to be the name of the plane that BUddy Holly died in....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What Makes More American Than Apple Pie, An American

- What is more American than apple pie, an American, that’s what. What would you say is an American. Would you say they have to play baseball, eat apple pie, and shout at their televisions every Sunday. Or would you have a deeper answer, like showing patriotism, flying the flag, and supporting everything America does. Well I incorporate ideas from both viewpoints. An American is someone who is willing to stand up in what they believe in. They are also not afraid to stand out. Lastly, an American has to be able to get down and tailgate....   [tags: Human rights, United States, American football]

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As American As Apple Pie?

- As American As Apple Pie. Every American has heard the saying "as American as apple pie." But, there's no question about it--apple pie did not originate in the U.S., at all. "In fact, the apple pie predates our country's settlement by hundreds of years,” (112) writes Lee Edwards Benning in Cook's Tales. When the Pilgrims set to sea they brought with them their homeland's recipes. So, we know how the ole apple pie got to America, but why the saying. Where does it come from and what does "as American as apple pie" mean....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Fuch's The American Way of Families: Is the Dream Really as Sweet as Apple Pie?

- Fuch's "The American Way of Families": Is the Dream Really as Sweet as Apple Pie. There were a few aspects of Lawrence H. Fuchs's essay The American Way of Families that I found extraordinarily interesting. He discusses influences of the modern American family that I found quite bizarre. Fuch also labels the key component to the American family as being none other than the gratification and pursuit of one's own self being. The most bizarre thing that overcame after reading this piece was that I found myself to be in total agreement with Fuch....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Success Of Pizza Pie

- Imagine a cheesy, saucy, warm bread melting in your mouth. What is this delightful food. Its nothing more than pizza. Pizza pie is one of the most popular foods in America it can be found everywhere. It is a staple of the American diet as a cheap and easy meal. Pizza is sold in many shapes and variations from barbeque on pizza to chocolate chips. Pizza is served at parties, in cafeterias and in college dorms. Not only has pizza pie make its way into American culture. It has now become American as apple pie....   [tags: Pizza, Naples, Italian cuisine, Bread]

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The History of Pie

- The History of Pie Caitlin Sklarz resides in Burlington, Vermont where she is attending the University of Vermont. She is currently finishing up Bachelors in Psychology and plans to go on for a degree in Nursing. Caitlin enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend and dog, and taking walks in the beautiful Vermont woods. Desserts They are the most popular food in America today; yet, desserts are relatively new to food world. Pastries, and pies in particular, are probably the oldest of all....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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A Frank Piece of Pie

- A Frank Piece of Pie A new movie that came out two weeks ago is “American Pie.” “American Pie” is a teen sex comedy that is the most sexually frank and vulgar of a long line of recently released movies that fall in this category. Other such movies that have recently come out but are not quite as frank are “Can’t Hardly Wait” and “She’s All That.” When asking what exactly is a teen sex comedy the definition is hard to explain. A teen sex comedy is a comedy with a target audience age of about fifteen to twenty-five....   [tags: Free Essay Writer]

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Pecan Pie: A Look into the Pecan

- Holiday season is the time of year that brings together family and holiday foods. The best part of the season’s meal is not necessarily the dinner, but the endless amounts of sweets. Pies are the more popular desserts that are eaten after traditional holiday meals. One of the popular choices of pie, is pecan. Pecan pies are made primarily with corn syrup and pecan nuts. It is claimed that the pie had originated in the early 1800s near Louisiana, with no acknowledgments of its trace before 1886 (Wikipedia, 2013)....   [tags: pies, pecan, nuts, orchard]

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Pie in the Sky: Personal Health Records (PHR)

- Imagine a world where everyone paid their taxes, gave to charity and proactively monitored their own health. It would be amazing. There would be enough money for healthcare, research and the cost for both would be substantially less, freeing up money for endeavors such as education. A personal health record (PHR) working in harmony with the electronic medical record (EMR) is the ideal union to facilitate a healthy population, but we are not there. To be honest, I do not foresee the PHR taking root, but for the sake of this paper, I will shove my pessimism in the closet, hide the key and eat my pie (I like key lime), while walking in the land of utopia....   [tags: physician, consumers, care, quality]

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Asian American Identities Of Asian Americans

- There are very few positive representations of Asian Americans in Hollywood films. Chan is Missing calls for more genuine representations of Asian American identities through its cast of complex characters and defiance of Asian stereotypes. The film also urges viewers to critically think about their own notions of identity through the use of several recurring themes and filmmaking techniques. Asians aren’t represented often in Hollywood films, but when they are, they’re usually confined to stereotypes or one dimensional character traits....   [tags: Asian American, United States, Grammatical person]

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Critical Examination of Peru´s Business Environment Using PIE Model

- PIE MODEL: In order to be able to develop a critical examination on the strengths and weaknesses of Perù’s business environment, this paper is using the PIE framework as a baseline analysis. The PIE models stands for Politics, Institutions, Economics. Unlike other models such as PEST or PESTLE that are static and neglect the importance of institutions, the PIE framework captures the dynamics within the three environments and the interdependence between them. The PIE framework can be used as a good indicator for the overall business environment in a given society....   [tags: politics, economy, institutions]

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Which One Is Better, Mexican Or Mexican American?

- Which one is better “Mexican or Mexican-American?” This play talks about how people can be stereotype. Discrimination has been an issue in the United States from the beginning of the foundation, even before the movement of Civil Rights, African-Americans was the center of attraction for discrimination. Nonetheless, as United States keep on developing, discrimination was no more focused on the minority of African-American, rather the focus shift to the largest number of population and also on the majority that has the rapid and quickest developing community in American, which are the Mexican-Americans....   [tags: United States, Mexican American, New Mexico]

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Should The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison Be Considered a Great American Novel?

- I believe that The Bluest Eye is a very good piece of literature, but it should not be considered a “Great American Novel”. I do believe that the novel is eye-opening to the horrors of being an African-American child during the 1940’s, but that these awful situations are not enough to make it a “Great American Novel”. This novel is supposed to become reality for the reader, which is successfully done, except when there are coincidences that occur seemingly to drive whatever plots, if any, that the novel contains....   [tags: african american, pecola, boring]

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Edith Macnair Wright And Marion Harland

- Edith herself was always seen to be a hard working woman, as a cook for the lumber camps when she was young or providing domestic help to the increasing number of cottagers. Sometimes with Henry, she worked for the same family, such as the Wades, Clevelanders with a lot of old money. One of Edith’s handy books for dealing with the rigours of backwoods life was entitled “Ladies’ Home Cook Book-A Complete Manual of Household Duties-Bills of Fare for All Seasons of the Year: Including Thanksgiving and Christmas Dinners” by Julia MacNair Wright and Marion Harland printed in 1889....   [tags: Family, Marriage, World War II, Pie]

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Our American Dream, Our History, Our Lives

- My great-grandfather moved to this country from Thailand. His lineage situation is a bit confusing considering he is of mixed blood. In those days racism was on a uphill slope, especially in such countries as Taiwan and China, and Japan, that would have been considered blasphemous and it still is today. Today we live in a more enlightened time, being of Taiwanese and Jamaican blood he and his parents were abandoned by his family and outcast among their neighbors. He frequently had to cover his face in cloths and garments just to walk outside....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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The American Dream in The Lost Beautifulness and The Gilded Six-Bits

- The American Dream in The Lost Beautifulness and The Gilded Six-Bits The America Dream is defined in general as a dream of a land that is better richer for everyone based on accomplishment and opportunity. This dream is usually sought after by people who have been deprived of their social and human values. People who have not been able to achieve this dream based on restrictions of their situations that plague their lives. These situations can be different for everyone, race, sex, handicap, etc....   [tags: Money American Dream Literature Essays]

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Cause Of The American Civil War

- The Cause of the American Civil War The United States of America was doomed to a civil war from the very beginning of its formation. The country was born out of conflict, from the fight between Loyalists and Patriots. Following this was the debates over slavery, which were repeatedly solved with temporary arrangements such as the Three-Fifths Compromise, Missouri Compromise, Compromise of 1850, and the Kansas-Nebraska Act. However, other affairs also split the nation. The Tariff of Abominations, initiated by Andrew Jackson, infuriated southern states, who retaliated with indignation, much to the northern states’ discontent....   [tags: American Civil War, Slavery in the United States]

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Impact Of The Civil War On American History

- One of the most dangerous wars in american history, was created over a small period of time, where tensions grew rapidly throughout the country. The Civil War lasted four years, when the popular majority of people believed it would last three months before one side would face defeat. The Civil War was caused by a majority of different events that caused tensions to rise throughout the country over various subjects, such as the economies and the political standpoint of both the North and the South.The stress caused by the politics increased the infuriation throughout the country....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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New American Identities Reinforce Old American Ideas

- There may be a thread or fundamental truth that runs through the entirety of American literature. From the earliest American writings to present day publications, American writers are almost always concerned with individual identities in relation to the larger national identity. Even before America won its independence from Britain, Americans struggled with this concept. Look at Jonathan Edwards’s Personal Narrative, written in 1739, or The Autobiography by Benjamin Franklin, written in 1791. Edwards is looking at his relationship to God, other Americans, and the land itself, wondering what is the best way to serve all three oft these entities....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The, The American Dream, By Jack Solomon

- Watching television growing up, half of the time spent watching was filled with advertisements. Most of the time, the ad would include a beautiful woman, barely dressed, doing something sexually suggestive. The whole advertisement would consist of this, while most people have no idea what the product being sold is. Then at the very end, they provide a brief description of the product. This is an example of using sex to sell products. It is no secret that advertisers have been using sex to sell their products for years....   [tags: Advertising, Marketing, Hamburger, Sociology]

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The American Dream, for White People Only

- A white picket fence, a brand new car, children running to school, and a stellar job; —these are just a few elements of the American dream which became a reality for many white working class families after World War Two. With the economy beginning to flourish, white Americans began to pick the fruits of their affluent society. However, with racism still alive and laws allowing segregation still in play, poverty was still a reality for many African American families. While the white working class flourished in the suburbs, African Americans were pocketed inside the city....   [tags: WWII. economy, segregation]

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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis with the American Spirit

- We have seen numerous initiatives to solve social problems and economic issues over the last decade. To truly solve the foreclosure crisis we need to revive the American spirit. Society as a whole has had its issues during each individual era or decade. The 40’s had a World War, the 50’s saw the Cold War, the 60’s were a protest and civil rights decade, the 70’s saw the energy crisis, and the 80’s had social issues such as AIDS. What we truly need is revitalization of true American pride – base ball, hot dogs, apple pie, and Chevrolet....   [tags: Foreclosures, ]

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The Ageing of the American Population

- The Ageing of the American Population Of the total federal expenditures in 1995, Social Security together with Medicare(federally founded health program aimed at helping the elderly, founded in 1965) was the largest, accounting for about 34 percent. In 2005 this figure is predicted to be as high as 39 percent. This is caused by the "graying" of America and the increased number of elderly who will collect benefits for a longer portion of their lives, coupled with a reduction of the number of workers available to pay for their benefits....   [tags: Social Society]

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The Essential Business Sector of the Asian-American Entrepreneurs

- Asian American entrepreneurs are an essential part of the small business sector and to a larger extent, the US economy. Like many small businesses, Asian-American owned businesses contribute to the community and national economy by providing services and products as well as employment to many people. Even the White House acknowledges the benefits of Asian Americans to the US economy and society. They do so by providing support to these businesses and taking them into consideration when it comes to planning the budget....   [tags: economy, award, chinese market]

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All-American Music

- What could be said to be more American than apple pie, more American than baseball. Well baseball and apple pie are certainly the first things that come to mind when asked what you think of when you think of America but what if I asked what would be an all-American music. I believe the first thing that should come to mind would be bluegrass music. Bluegrass music; mainly played with acoustic and stringed musical instruments and vocal harmonies has a few variances and cultural roots from other countries, but remains as American as apple pie....   [tags: Music History ]

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Annual Holli Daze Arts And Crafts Show

- 43rd Annual Holli-Daze Arts and Crafts Show WHAT: Now that the candy coma from Halloween has started to wear off, it 's time to get ready for the next upcoming holidays. Despite Halloween just ending, Thanksgiving and Christmas are going to be here before we know it. Come out for this special arts and crafts show and shop around from more than 140 vendors who will be showcasing a variety of holiday-themed decorations, art, clothing, food and homemade crafts. There will also be a food court, door prizes and drawings for more prizes throughout the event....   [tags: Comedy, Stand-up comedy, Young Frankenstein, Pie]

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Religion In American Life

- Religion In American Life Religion used to be a very important component in an American's life. Protestantism was as American as Mom and apple pie. Families would don their "Sunday best" and go to church early on Sunday mornings. However, this situation has changed quite a bit. After reviewing the 1994 statistics I gathered from the Micase system and comparing them to the statistics received in class, I discovered a trend away from traditional religious beliefs and practices, and one toward atheism or alternative religious beliefs....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The American Dream

- The American dream is white picket fences, freshly cut bright green grass, the smell of homemade apple pie, fresh groceries from Whole Foods and a three story suburban house in a safe neighborhood. It is the worriless state of a financially secure career, marriage, and kids. The American dream as perpetuated in movies, television, shows and media is the story of rags to riches but not quite rich instead high middle-class. “...our media is national in nature and single-minded in purpose. This media plays a key role in defining our cultural tastes, helping us locate ourselves in history, establishing our national identity, and ascertaining the range of national and social possibilities” (610)....   [tags: Working class, Social class, Middle class, Wealth]

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What Does It Mean? America, And Who Does The American Dream Apply?

- What does it mean to be undocumented in America, and who does the American Dream apply to. The American dream is an authoritative tenet, shaping general beliefs and attitudes regarding hard work and opportunity. There has to be a magical key to the land of opportunity, therefore, citizenship is the practical site of a theoretical existence, in that it allows for the reproduction of a variety of kinds of law in everyday life. The history of U.S. immigrant rights and exclusions, is thus tied up with desires to control the conditions under which certain populations would be “free” to perform labor in the United States without access to many of the privileges citizens had (like the right to vote...   [tags: United States, Immigration to the United States]

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The American Dream According to John Steinbeck

- John Steinbeck, author of many classic American novels, greatly influenced modern American literature. Steinbeck often referred to the Salinas Valley of California in his writing. He often referred to the settlers and the adversities they had faced during the migration to the Salinas Valley area. With novels such as Of Mice And Men and The Grapes Of Wrath, Steinbeck explained the harsh reality of the severe hardships the settlers faced to accomplish the American Dream. These novels share many similarities in regard to their themes....   [tags: Of Mice And Men, The Grapes Of Wrath]

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Kids Baseball, A Great American Tradition

- Kids Baseball, A Great American Tradition Kids’ baseball is a really great American tradition. Fathers can relate to their kids who play Little League because male adults remember the experience as something vital that taught them life-skills and socialization during their youth. Little League is as American as apple pie and now the rest of the world is finally wonderfully acclimated to enjoying everything American including baseball. Even an institution as wonderful as Little League has its critics....   [tags: Art]

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Cultural Pluralism Of American Society

- Today, American society has been dealing with a diversity of ethnicities ranging from African Americans, Mexican Americans, and Asian Americans for many years. In the beginning of America, there was distinguish hierarchical structure of ethnic group brought upon by de-facto segregation and de-jure segregation. However, in the turn of the mid twentieth century, America became unified under a principle of cultural pluralism. The abolishment of slavery, the desegregation of public facilities and intuitions, and the Equal Rights Act of 1964, which gave all minorities including women an equal opportunity, gave rise to the so-called “melting pot” of cultural, languages, and customs....   [tags: Race, United States, Ethnic group, Caribbean]

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American Slavery And The United States

- Contrary to popular belief that the United States was founded on equality, freedom and apple pie, that is not exactly how the dice fell in our beloved country’s story. America was built on the promise of giving opportunities to some, while also depriving those same promised opportunities to others. Slavery grew from a group of exploited workers who had hopes for a better future, to becoming the foundation that shaped the United States. Through building an independent economy, establishing the American class system and pressuring the colonist to fight for their “rights”, slavery brought its original beginnings into the creation of America as an ideal and government....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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A Speech On American Society

- In our American society, it is the role of the president to devise plans that will benefit our society as a whole. As a matter of fact he might suggest that he has this plan to solve global warming or maybe he has concerns with the way a certain policy should be. Of course then like presidents of the past president Obama has concerns and changes of his own he would like to put into place. Coupled with community colleges ability to offer a wide range of degrees for cutting edge technical careers in today 's industries that help bridge opportunities for lower economic classes....   [tags: Higher education, College, Community college]

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Chapter Twelve - Chute And Pucker Cherry Pie

- CHAPTER TWELVE Chute-and-Pucker Cherry Pie Mason was hoping for more fireworks. A band. Or at least a few lame red-white-and-blue sparks, but the only welcoming committee was my dog, Norbert and a trespassing chipmunk who was wobbling precariously across a limb with a seed. My dog raced back and forth in front of the tree galloping like a crazed miniature pony. His unruly pointed tail knocked the heads off dandelions and tore up the grass. He growled, raised his hackles and I grabbed his collar....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Pie]

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Pizza: A Brief Historical Overview and American Culture

- 2005 will mark the 100-year anniversary of the first pizzeria in America. Americans eat approximately 100 acres of pizza each day, which is about 350 slices per second. According to an American Dairy Association random sampling survey, pizza is America’s fourth most craved food behind cheese, chocolate, and ice cream. American’s obviously love pizza; we have even designated the month of October as National Pizza Month. But whether you bake your pizza in your kitchen oven, in a wood-burning stove, eat it in a restaurant, or choose delivery, there is no denying this phenomenon has become as American as apple pie....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Major Obstacle For The American Food Industry

- The major obstacle for the American Food industry in its attempts to grow is the “fixed stomach” of every person. While most goods, such as clothes or toys, do not have limits in which they can be sold, food can only be consumed so much, making the growth of the food industry difficult. As food is a necessity, there has been no problem with sustaining the food industry, but corporations are greedy and everything must continue to grow and make more money or else it is not a worthy investment. Companies have combatted this “fixed stomach” issue with two methods, the first being to market foods in such a way that consumers are more willing to spend more money on the same amount of food or les...   [tags: Nutrition, Food, Fast food, Hamburger]

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Black America and the American Nightmare

- Black America and the American Nightmare "The Myth of Sisyphus" parallels the lack of an "American Dream" in black America. In " The Myth Of Sisyphus, " Albert Camus describes the tragedy of Sisyphus, forever punished by the gods to push a rock up a mountain, watch the rock roll down the mountain, and then push it up the mountain again. In the words of Camus, "there is no more dreadful punishment than futile and hopeless labor." The "American Dream" is still alive for white Americans. They still dream of large houses, big paychecks, and hard work leading to a comfortable retirement....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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The Great Gatsby : The American Dream

- Perception and reality do not always align. Is true love really true love, or is it a farce, a self-created mythical re-interpretation of the thing we hold so dear. In The Great Gatsby, is Gatsby really in love with Daisy, or his vision of her. Does she feel the same way for him, or does she truly love him. And what does the green light at the end of Daisy’s dock mean to Gatsby. As Gatsby falls in love with Daisy, Nick is slightly intrigued by this almost improbable match. How can a determined, wealthy man fall in love with a woman so shallow that she wishes her daughter to “be a fool … a beautiful little fool.” (p....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Economic Viability of American Agriculture

- The Economic Viability of American Agriculture “Hey mom, what is for supper tonight?” “Oh I don’t know son, what do you feel like eating?” “Well, I think I would really like to eat some steak and mashed potatoes and maybe some green beans; but first off we could start with a nice fresh salad and finish up with a rhubarb pie.” “That all sounds great son, but unfortunately all we have here is the steak; I’ll have to go to the store and see what I can find.” Later that evening the supper the family had was exactly how the son wanted it to be: the steak, potatoes, green beans and the rhubarb pie to top it off....   [tags: Agricultural Economics Farming Essays Papers]

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I Am American Nationality With Mexican Customs

- I am American nationality with Mexican customs, I 'm proud of the way I was raised, and who lived more than half my life in Mexico which the change coming to live in the United States was a great radical change and difficult although only a border between us and only a couple of kilometers, but there is something that changes, which are the cultures and traditions that are vastly different. One can say that in Mexico everyone knows, everyone has the custom of greeting, and are more cheerful and a little less closed to the routine as it is in America, and although every day the same route to go to work and the school is not interpreted as a routine, if not the difference is that they are diff...   [tags: Mexico, United States, Country music]

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The Global Spread Of The American Political And Economic Model

- Levin Institute describes three major impacts on world cultures stemming from the global spread of the American political and economic model. The first being the creation of a new class of individuals referred to as the New Global Professionals (Culture and Globalization, n.d.). Reich (as cited in Culture and Globalization, n.d.) describes this emerging class of people as typically being highly educated, well travelled, able to speak foreign languages and see themselves as being "citizens of the world" rather than belonging to a national or regional culture....   [tags: Culture, Globalization, Popular culture]

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The American Civil War : A Girl Of The Streets By Stephen Crane

- Following the end of the American Civil war, the era of Industrial Revolution came rushing in and brought with it tremendous changes – the mechanization of agricultural, the invention of steam and electricity used machinery led to mass production factories, and the emergent of a massive railroad systems. Change in economy and society brought great wealth to the United States. Consequently, it was a giant magnet for immigrations. However, the distribution of wealth across the population was not even....   [tags: Working class, Wealth, Industrial Revolution]

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Marriage in Christina Rossetti's Promises Like Pie-Crust and Edgar Allan Poe's Bridal Ballad

- Marriage in Rossetti's Promises Like Pie-Crust and Poe's Bridal Ballad     In Christina Rossetti's "Promises Like Pie-Crust" and Edgar Allan Poe's "Bridal Ballad" female speakers encounter the milestone of marriage. Facing strong pressures from society, Rossetti's speaker refuses marriage in three well-reasoned arguments which are veiled in a guise of superciality. Conversely, Poe's speaker accepts marriage, but by the end of the poem realizes the dire consequences of her decision. Rossetti knows what she wants and does not want out of life; subsequently, Rossetti realizes that personal satisfaction and even joy may exist without a man and thus makes the tough decision not to marry....   [tags: Promises Like Pie-Crust Essays]

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Origins of Lemon Meringue Pie

- When life gives you lemons, why make lemonade when you can make lemon meringue pie. Here’s hoping life also gives you sugar, short crust pastry and eggs. Lemon meringue pie is a kiwi favourite that has been passed down through generations through great grandparents with their own secret recipes and ingredients. Which is where my Grandma got her famous lemon meringue pie recipe from that she has been making every Sunday since before I was born. I decided to research this particular item of lemon meringue pie because of my family tradition that every Sunday we would sit down for a roast at Grandma’s and then finish it off with a large helping of lemon meringue pie....   [tags: french, dessert, tradition]

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Food: A Link in African American Culture

- Food: A Link in African American Culture Four different people, four different lifestyles, all with at least one thing in common—their races (or so we have yet to discover). I began my interviews wanting to show the similarities and differences in eating habits and traditions with the African American perspective in mind. Although race is used as the combining factor in this situation, each individual’s lifestyle, cultural behavior, and even eating habits are all very unique. My interviewees consisted of four Americans, as mentioned before all of same race, with similar yet very distinct backgrounds....   [tags: essays papers]

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Waking Up from the American Dream

- Throughout history there has been a quest for a better life. Bill Clinton himself said, "We are a nation of immigrants", and one of the first things an American learns as a schoolchild is the phrase written on the Statue of Liberty: "Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free." People will journey far and wide, traverse the entire continent, suffer all manner of pain and suffering, if they believe that, in the end, they will be rewarded, and there is nothing quite like survival to motivate people....   [tags: World Literature]

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The Negative Portrayal of Native Americans in Children’s Literature

- The Negative Portrayal of Native Americans in Children’s Literature The American institution has raised countless generations with misconceptions and lies regarding various foreign cultures. During the 1950’s the educational system in America was given the responsibility of teaching children the horrors and injustices they would suffer if the "evil" communist took over the world. Schools taught students that communist wanted to take away music, apple pie, baseball, and anything else that Americans cherished....   [tags: American America History]

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Understanding the American Wealth Disparity: End of the Road Documentary by Tim Delmastro

- ... bank. This scary tactic is surprising legal according to international tax rules and it is called transfer pricing (We’re Not Broke, Victoria Bruce). These methods are obviously unjust but they are also complete unfair to the shrinking middle class who makes less than a fourth of what these billion dollar corporations make per year. Corporations are not singled out for their shady tactics because the government themselves are also playing a role. The Congress knows about these issues but are simply not acting out any possible actions because money talks....   [tags: developed nations, distribution of wealth]

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Media in the Seventies

- Media in the Seventies Media has forever changed the way people live today and it changed lives in the seventies. In the seventies the media was important because they were able to show what happened in Vietnam and the people that wanted to forget the war could listen to music to get away. In the seventies there also was a lot of new shows that became popular along with big bands. One of the first major bands to appear in the seventies was named Chicago. There first album was in sixty-nine, but they never really got noticed until there second album called Chicago....   [tags: American America History]

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America’s Foreign Policy and the Cold War

- America’s Foreign Policy and the Cold War The role of America at the end of World War II was where the origins of policing the world originate. America had been engaged in a very costly war in terms of dollars as well as lives. But, despite the expense the United States came out of World War II better than any other nation that was involved. The Second World War was a battle between the Allied and Axis Powers. The Allied Powers consisted of the United States, Great Britain, the Soviet Union, China, and France....   [tags: American History Governmental Essays]

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The Age Of Globalization By Alan Brinkley

- Regarding “The Age of Globalization” by Alan Brinkley I thought that the reading selection provides good details on timeline of significant events that significantly affected the global economy. The reading selection from the American History textbook starts off with a summary of event of September 11, 2001, and the role they played in the changes within global economy. On the next page we are presented with a timeline of events that will be described later in the reading selection. The purpose of this section is to illustrate how each of those events contributed to the world we live in today, particularly their influence on the global economy....   [tags: United States, African American]

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Music and Dance: The Rodeo Suite

- As a society, we are constantly pairing things together in hopes of enhancing them: apple pie and ice cream, Indians and cowboys, and most relevant to this paper, music and dance. In an art form like ballet, it seems as though music and dance complement each other equally. Truly, it is hard to picture, or perform, a dance without music. However, this may not be the case for music, even if that music is composed specifically for a dance routine. The compilation of the music and the dancing from a scene in the American cowboy ballet Rodeo will be examined to ultimately help us understand they way in which they serve each other as a unit and their ability to function independently....   [tags: American cowboy ballet]

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Racism : The World And Me

- Between the World and Me Introduction The racial segregation that rocked the United States of America during the period of civil wars was marked by a characteristic differences between different cultures, genders, and social positions. In bid to make sense out of the blatant racial injustices in the ancient American world, many people, including Coates’ 15-year-old son get confused in a world that refuses to guarantee the freedoms that so many others take for granted. Between the World and Me book addresses the then black American people in the person of Coates’ 15 year-old son regarding the police (authority) brutality on the black people that raised unanswered questions of racial injustice...   [tags: Racism, African American, Race]

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The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie

- Let’s talk about the characters in The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie, and their various personalities. Alan Bradley’s character portrayal in the book is generally in strict accordance to the social values and beliefs during the period of time the story is set in. His characters reflect the realistic, British people of the 1950’s. However, Flavia de Luce, the main character, is, in a way, the stereotypical rebellious protagonist, and one of the only characters in the book whose traits do not follow the traditions of the time....   [tags: Gender Portrayal, Character Development]

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Confessions of a 'Mud Pie'

- Confessions of a ‘Mud Pie’ By any ordinary standard my life has not been what you would call phenomenal. To tell you about my life would be like listening to your neighbor’s life history……… not very interesting and yet not too mediocre either. Hence I don’t know where to begin. But start I must for all stories have a beginning they say and one can never say the direction it can take in due time. I have always been an average child to say the least. Much to the disappointment of my parents I was never quite the whiz kid that they expected me to be....   [tags: race, mockery, discrimination]

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Fahrenheit 451: Foreshadowing American Government in 2015

- Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” Revolutionary Thomas Paine describes the government, which may seem evil at times, as a necessity for becoming a functioning society. A lot of responsibility is entrusted onto today’s government to create a safe, law based environment in which everyone can live and prosper. Although without the structure of a government to create laws and have the authority to enforce them, society itself would become chaotic....   [tags: Ray Bradbury]

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Reflections on Hampton Sides' Americana

- Hampton Sides examines the many and varied subcultures that make up our great nation. In his book Americana he has collected the essays that reveal glimpses into the American psyche we keep hidden from the rest of the world. Through these revelations we meet the true American behind the veil. Our persona as interpreted by the rest of the world fails to show just how eclectic our society really is. By writing these essays, Hampton shows our real selves in a well-written and vivid fashion. His passion for the written word is evident in his approach to the subject of what truly it truly means to be an American....   [tags: Literary Review American Culture]

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Engagement Of A Good Therapeutic Alliance

- Engagement AB appears to struggle with trust. During initial engagement he is described as guarded. He appears not to be forthcoming about some things. AB stated things he has said has been misconstrued or misinterpreted. So he has become selective in the information he shares. He has had encounters with various service providers throughout his 15 years in care. When he appears uncomfortable he shuts down. When he believes he is being judge or degraded he becomes offensive and verbally aggressive....   [tags: African American, Southern United States]

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Pie in the Sky

- Pie in the Sky Among the oddballs and exhibitionists who clustered around Andy Warhol in the 1960's and 70's perhaps the scariest was Brigid Berlin, a chubby, motormouthed rebel from an upper-crust New York City family who relished the way her "underground" celebrity embarrassed her proper conservative parents. Her father, Richard Berlin, a friend of Richard M. Nixon and an admirer of Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, ran the Hearst Corporation, which he had helped save from bankruptcy in the 40's. Her mother, Honey, was an elegant, ladies-who-lunch-style socialite of the old school....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Piece Of The Pie

- Piece of the Pie Money is an important issue for almost all college students. Very few are lucky enough not to have the financial burdens of tuition, housing, and food interfere with their academic initiatives. Some students have parents that are wealthy enough to cover all of the costs of college. Other students are given financial aid from the university that they attend. If necessary, students can get jobs to help differ the costs. There are no restrictions put on most students as to where they can work, or how much they can earn....   [tags: essays research papers]

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What is Literature

- Living in a technologically advanced society definitely has its perks. Today, we are fortunate to have the internet, to delivery books straight to your house, and wireless handheld e-books. Unfortunately, the days of going to the library to take out books, and speaking with a librarian for help on research rarely happens anymore. That’s why studying literature, and researching topics is essential for us students. Literature can be described as a language. It has been expressed for centuries and throughout different countries and cultures....   [tags: American Literature, Literature and Technology]

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Impact Of Media On Areas Of Inequality

- This essay explores the impact of Media on areas of inequality within our society. Particularly, how the media may perpetuate these social problems by either accurately (or inaccurately) portraying the issues as well as what this means for the initiation, continued existence, and potential solutions for all of these social problems. In order to accomplish this, the exploration organizes the discussion into four sections; one for each of the areas of inequality I 'll be discussing with regards to Racism, Economic Inequality, Gender Inequality and Heterosexism/Homophobia....   [tags: African American, Racism, Economic inequality]

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The Limits of the Pie-Crust, in Christina Rossetti’s “Promises Like Pie-Crust”

- The majority of love stories and romantic tales portray love in an optimistic light. Christina Rossetti, however, chooses to present her love poem, “Promises Like Pie-Crust” in a very different way. The views of the poem’s speaker are that of a cynic or realist, and she treats romantic relationships very negatively. Her view of the world is that unless she knows that something is true, and will be true for eternity, she will not put those boundaries into her life. The use of the pie metaphor within the title, “Promises Like Pie-Crust”, further strengthens her argument because it links the concept of a promise to a structure that is intrinsically fragile....   [tags: Poetry]

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To Be An American

- To Be An American The United States is a nation full of millions of different types of people. However, each of those people has one major thing in common; they are all Americans. Many people wonder what it takes to be a true American, but the answer is something not so difficult to determine. Essentially, being an American means to show patriotism and pride of the country, to be very fortunate compared to other countries, and unfortunately, to show a lack of appreciation for all the great things America provides....   [tags: American Culture]

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Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley

- In his wickedly clever debut mystery, Alan Bradley introduces the one and only Flavia de Luce: a refreshingly precocious, sharp, and impertinent 11-year old heroine who goes through a bizarre maze of mystery and deception. Bradley designs Bishop’s Lacey, a 1950s village, Buckshaw, the de Luce’s crumbling Gothic mansion, and reproduces the hedges, gently rolling hills, and battered lanes of the countryside with explicit detail. Suspense mounts up as Flavia digs up long-buried secrets after the corpse of an ominous stranger emerges in the cucumber patch of her country estate....   [tags: Alan Bradley]

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Native American And Native Americans

- If an average American citizen was asked to describe Native Americans, they might say something like “they all wore feather headbands and lived in teepees.” Often, in our minds and in modern media, Native Americans are seen as interchangeable and indistinguishable. However, the lives and cultures of Native Americans were hardly uniform. From the magnificent cities and expansive empires of South America to the nomadic tribes of the Great Plains, Native Americans of different regions led distinct lives....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas, North America]

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Low Wage Worker

- Most Americans believe all those who are poor and homeless are those without a job, only surviving on a little amount received through governmental aid. We learn this to be untrue through an essay from Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickel-and-Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America. In this essay Barbara will first handily experience the life of the increasing low-wage American job holder. These low-wage jobs hourly pay from the $5.15 mandatory minimum to the mere but reputable $10 wage. At this salary one may not seem noticeably poor, however factor in the needed expenses of housing, food, childcare, and transportation, one may dwindle into poverty....   [tags: American Literature]

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African American Of African Americans

- When African Americans were brought to the United States they were taken away from the lives they knew, the culture they knew, and the educational system they knew. African American slaves were not allowed to learn how to read or write, but some secretly learned by using the Bible. After the abolition of slavery there were many slaves who taught other slaves how to read, and freed African Americans who did so as well. In 1837 the first Institute for Colored Youth was created. African American students can now attend whatever schools they desire....   [tags: African American]

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Asian American And Asian Americans

- Since the first influx of Asian immigrants to the United States, Asian Americans were never treated as an integral part of the American population. Accounting for five percent of the US demographic, often times, they are still portrayed by provincial people as outsiders who do not belong in society. Over the years, this negative mentality has transformed into the way Asian Americans are viewed in media. Though there are many attempts of reversing the trend such as diversifying the cast members, stereotypical personalities such as “the human calculator” or “undesirable partner” are still utilized for writers to infuse racial slurs into comedy skits....   [tags: Asian American, White American, Stereotype]

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America 's First Colonization Of The Americas

- America. How did it come about. We all learn about Christopher Columbus, but little people know or fail to acknowledge the people who in fact came to the Americas before him. The people who first came to America were part in numerous events that help the Americas as they are now. From the first colonized empires, war over territory, to presidency, America has experienced many things. Huge point or not these things all played a huge role in America 's first colonization and so forth. Early when Native Americans first settled in the Americas long before Europeans arrived they had all the land to themselves....   [tags: United States, South America, Americas]

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Analysis Of The Play ' Seven Guitars '

- This is a two-story house in red brick; the stairs access to the top floor and each floor has a single window fronting the yard; this is a house which I will pass by everyday. As an outsider from another country, I have never concerned about what would take place in those red brick houses half a century ago. However, the play Seven Guitars describes a bitter story taking place in the red brick house in Pittsburgh. In the story, someone has been suffered from the blatant discrimination; someone has betrayed his morality for chasing his dream; someone has killed his “buddy” for money; someone has lost her lover right after she decided to go away with him; some one has hidden a secret; some one...   [tags: Race, Black people, White people, African American]

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The Colonization Of The Americas

- The colonization of the Americas by the Spanish, starting in the late 15th century, was marked by the violent suppression and exploitation of the indigenous populations. Legitimized by royal support and proselytizing papal decree, the colonists expanded territory by force and enslaved natives for the purpose of labor. The colonists had differing views on the practices involving the natives and produced varying descriptions of them. The way in which these men and other settlers viewed the native cultures, practices, and achievements provided the justification or condemnation of the actions that unfolded around them....   [tags: Colonialism, Spanish colonization of the Americas]

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The Bluest Eyes The Pursuit Of Affection By Toni Morrison

- In Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eyes the pursuit of affection, perfection, and “beauty” of being white is what drives our characters to divulge into internalized racism and eventually see the destruction of themselves and race. In the beginning of the novel, we are given an example of what people in society see as perfection. The Dick and Jane novels, which show the lives of a happy white American couple, provide the overall standard of perfection and beauty in society. During these times in the 1940’s just by being white gave people more privileges and power over the foreigners or African American population....   [tags: White people, Race, Black people, White American]

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