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- The American Cancer Society Youth Initiative Cancer Prevention and Youth For the first time in recorded history, children are less healthy than their parents were at the same age. According to the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, youth tobacco rates are at an all time high among high school students (28.5%), only 21.4% of youth report eating five servings of fruit and vegetables daily, and only 32.2% of these youth report participation in daily physical exercise....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ulysses S. Grant's Civil War Experience

- Ulysses S. Grant's Civil War Experience Hello, and good day to you all. Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Ulysses S. Grant and I am from the great state of Ohio. As many know, I have served in the brutal Mexican American war where my bravery in battle pushed the American army one step closer to victory....   [tags: History First Person Ulysses Grant]

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U.S. Grant

- Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant rose to command all the Federal armies in the Civil War. Ulysses Hiram Grant was born April 27, 1822, in a two room frame house at Point Pleasant, Ohio. His father, Jesse Root Grant, was foreman in a tannery. When Grant was one his parents moved to Georgetown where they had five more children there, two boys and three girls. At seventeen Grant was harvesting, and hauling wood. his father got him an appointment to the United States Military Academy at West Point that year....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Grant Hill

- In someway grant was a typical boy. He was energetic and playful. He liked to ride his dirt bike around the neighborhood. And, of course, he liked sports, especially soccer and basketball. For a while, he even had more soccer trophies then basketball. But, as he grew, he realized he had a better chance to excel on the basketball court. One sport Grant never played was football. Not because he didn’t want to, but because his father forbade him to play untill he was in high school. “ I didn’t want him dealing with pressures of comparison,” said Calvin, his father....   [tags: essays research papers]

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grant hill

- Grant Hill Everybody in Detroit called him “The Man” because he always was a leader and the to-go person in any tough moment of the game. Some people called him “The Gentleman” because he was a genuinely nice person with respect for the game and for others. Joe Dumars, a member of the legendary 1989-1990 Detroit Pistons team, once declared “He is the best player I’ve seen coming into the league for years”. Road to history was wide open for Grant, but luck had some other plans for his career. This is the story of Grant Hill, a story about having faith, patience and love for the game of basketball....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Hiram Ulysses Grant

- Hiram Ulysses Grant was born near Pleasant Point, Ohio, on April 27, 1822. His parents were Hannah Simpson and Jesse Grant. Jesse Grant was the owner of a tannery. He was shy boy while growing up. At the age of one year he was taken to Georgetown where he was educated at local and boarding schools. He graduated 21st in a class of 39, from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1843 where he had enrolled under the name of Ulysses Simpson Grant. He was assigned to Jefferson Barracks, MO, where he met Julia Dent....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Ulysses S. Grant

- Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses Simpson Grant, (1822-1885), American general and 18th President of the United States. Grant, the most capable of the Union generals during the Civil War, was a master strategist. He won the first major Union victories. President Abraham Lincoln staunchly defended him against critics and promoted him to command all Union forces. Grant accepted Gen. Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House. However, Grant had no disposition for political leadership, and as president (1869-1877) he scarcely attempted to control events....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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Sir Frederick Grant Banting

- Sir Frederick Grant Banting (1891-1941) Life Description Sir Frederick Grant Banting was a Canadian physician, physiologist, and Nobel winner in 1923 for the discovery of the hormone insulin, used in treating diabetes. Early Life Banting was born November 14, 1891, on a farm near Alliston, Ontario. The death of his friend made him having the desire to be a doctor. However, his father was a devoutly religious man, and hoped that Frederick would become minister. After he graduated from high school, the conflicts with his parents begun....   [tags: Biographies]

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Application for a Grant to Stay at University of Rostock

- ... Moreover, I have a broad experience in laboratory techniques, experimental design and data analysis, which I have been developing since I was an intern student. The experiences and results that I would gain in the research stay would compliment relevant topics of my thesis project and they will be publication oriented. My ongoing research is focused on the ecophysiological study of two red seaweeds from a Mediterranean estuary in South Spain. I am particularly interested in understanding how the different environmental factors affect the growth and spatial distribution of the two species that inhabit the intertidal zone....   [tags: education, reseach, goals]

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Free Essays - A Lesson Before Dying

- Ganes, Earnest J. A Lesson Before Dying. New York: Vintage Books 1993. Genre: Novel 256 pages Setting: The story is set in a small Cajun Louisiana town in the 1940’s. The setting in this story is significant because, the whole story is about how a young black boy is treated unfairly and sentenced to death because of something he did not do. It also deals with the emotions that this black boy faces because he has been treated unfairly by the white people. Major Characters: Jefferson, black boy who is accused of a crime and sentenced to death; Grant Wiggons, teacher sent to help Jefferson....   [tags: Lesson Before Dying Essays]

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Assess The Role Of Ulysses S. Grant In The Union Victory

- Asses the role of Ulysses S. Grant in the victory of the union Ulysses S. Grant played a crucial role in the victory of the union in the American civil war. Ulysses S. Grant, later to become the 18th president of the United States, commanded union forces during the civil war as a general and general in chief. The greatest assets that Ulysses S. Grant brought to the union forces were his incredible strategic mind, his determination, his willingness to fight and his ability to win. Throughout the war grant steered the union to victory many major battles both before and after her was assigned general in chief of the union army....   [tags: American History Civil War]

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Graduation Speech: God, Grant Me Wisdom

- The year is 2038. I, Bob Millings, am a retired multi-millionare relaxing on the porch of my beach house on the Northshore of Oahu in the Hawaii Islands. Having already earned my millions from selling the hundreds of Ichiro cards that I amassed throughout the past 20 years, I have nothing else better to do than lay on my beach chair and soak up the rays. Suddenly a flock of seagulls (yes, seagulls fly in flocks) crosses my line of vision, and a tear comes to my eye. Oh, how that magnificent bird reminds me of the best four years of my life at County High School, the home of the Seagulls....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

- A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines This book shows us that, even in the face of hopelessness, there is indeed hope, and there is a need to move forward. There is nothing that can change what the outcome will be in the end. However, in light of this, a person is left with two options. Either they could deny and fight it the entire way, or accept it, learn from it, and move forward. This paper will show you,, when given this situation, what the outcome will be when one choices to accept it and move on....   [tags: Gaines Lesson Before Dying]

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Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying

- Grant Wiggins has been teaching on a plantation outside Bayonne, Louisiana, for several years when a slow-witted man named Jefferson is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. Jefferson claims he is innocent of the crime. He says he was on his way to a bar, but changed his mind and decided to tag along with two men who were on their way to a liquor store. Upon arriving there, the two men began arguing with the storeowner, and a shootout ensued. The storeowner and the two men died, and Jefferson remained at the scene of the crime....   [tags: Lesson Before dying Review]

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Reader's View of the Black Male in "A Lesson Before Dying"

- The reader's view of the black male is one of an oppressed male forced to bear the burdens of their ancestors and discriminated and put down to the level of a hog. When Jefferson's lawyer implies that putting him on the death chair would be the same as putting a hog there, he also attacks the whole race of African American when he tells the jury that is could not be capable of murdering someone, he is uneducated and he is a thing that acts on command, a thing to hold the handle of a plow or load your bales of cotton....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Character of Jefferson in A Lesson Before Dying

- Jefferson, a black man condemned to die by the electric chair in the novel, A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines, is perhaps the strongest character in African-American literature. Jefferson is a courageous young black man that a jury of all white men convicts of a murder he has not committed ; yet he still does not let this defeat destroy his personal character. Ernest Gaines portrays Jefferson this way to illustrate the fundamental belief that mankind’s defeats do not necessarily lead to his destruction....   [tags: A Lesson Before Dying, Ernest J. Gaines]

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A Lesson Before Dying Analysis

- A Lesson Before Dying Study Guide As I put this book down, I felt both sad and enlightened. As I sat there having completed A Lesson before Dying, I thought to myself that inner strength and faith cannot be taught, it comes from within. 1. Historical Context: The story takes place in a small Cajun town in Louisiana in the 1940's. The story mainly takes place in the Quarter, area on the plantation where the black people who work there reside, and in Bayonne, the town nearest the plantation. Life for African American people in this era was one of segregation....   [tags: Ernest J Gaines]

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Excuses in In the Shadow of Plenty by George Grant

- In this book, there were no characters so I chose to write about the most interesting topic in chapter one called “excuses, excuses.” The author here explains about the very first fight between husband and wife and the excuses Adam and Eve gave to cover up their sin in the Garden of Eden. When God asked them of their crime, they tried to put the blame on each other. In all fairness neither of them lied but they did try to cover up the truth, literally. (Genesis 3) Both of their excuses were true but they were very lame....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A lesson Before Dying

- Sentenced to death for a crime he may or may not have committed, a young black man named Jefferson now struggles to find the meaning of life. With the help of Grant Wiggins, a man who is unsure of his own worth, perhaps he can succeed in doing so in the story A Lesson Before Dying. It is the exciting tale of two men’s quest to find peace in life as well as in death. It is during this journey, however, that an underlying question arises on how man-kind has faith in religion and a god they can not see....   [tags: essays research papers]

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American Gothic

- I had done some fashion work in St. Paul and I had principally gone to Chicago to shoot fashion, but I found myself doing more and more work on the south side, the poverty stricken areas where the blacks lived. That is what got me a Rosenwald Fellowship, the first one ever given in photography. At the time, Jack Delano was in Chicago and he encouraged me to come to the Farm Security Administration. I wanted to work at the FSA because they were doing what I wanted to do ; exposing poverty in America- and along with poverty I wanted to expose racism in America, so I sort of fit right into the grove....   [tags: Grant Wood Gordon Parks]

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The Role of Haptics in Persuassion

- The Role of Haptics in Persuasion Haptics is the use of touch. It can be expressed in many ways and variations. Haptics is a central part of nonverbal communication, which consists of body language. The effect of a touch can have either a negative or positive response. While some say touch is imperative to sustaining interpersonal relationships, others believe the use of touch is impartial. Subsequently, the art of persuasion attempts to alter people’s attitudes. As reported by the International Encyclopedia of Hospitality Management (2005), “Persuasion is the deliberate effort to change the attitudes of one or more people....   [tags: the use of touch, nonverbal communication]

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Relational Theory: All About Relationships

- ... In fact even what we consider to be our private internal conversations are based on relational language. Family therapies, though they vary widely and are often less relational than the previous theorists would like, still place the importance of interpersonal problems above any individual concerns by taking the family as a system into account (Carr, 2012). The interpersonal nature of problems can also extend out of the family itself to include friends, extended family, schools and other social forces (Fishman & Fishman, 2003)....   [tags: psychotherapy, psychoanalysts, therapy]

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Battle of vicksburg

- By 1863, the Confederate hold on the Mississippi River was limited to Vicksburg and Port Hudson– both strong bastions– difficult to overcome. In a daring move, U.S. Grant, commanding the Union forces, sent his troops past Vicksburg and landed to the south of the city. Grant's troops then defeated Confederate forces in five separate engagements. After a 6 week seige, Confederate forces surrendered. To the Confederates Vicksburg was there "Gibraltar of the West", it together with Port Hudson were the only two points that the South held on the Mississippi....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Comparison of Heroes in Beowulf and A Lesson Before Dying

- Everyday Heroes in Beowulf and A Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines novel, A Lesson Before Dying, is a story about, Jefferson, a black man who is wrongfully charged with a crime he did not commit. He cannot get a fair trial because he is a black man in the south. He is sentenced to be executed, but before he dies Grant, an educated black man, teaches him how to walk like a man, so people do not think of him as a hog. "Beowulf" is an epic poem over one thousand years old, which was told from one generation to another....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Computers in my Life

- Computers in my Life Fun, relaxation, money, can you get all that with only one tool. The answer is yes. What is the name of that magical instrument. Technology's greatest invention, Computers. They are sophisticated equipment that performs three main tasks: accept structured input, process it according to prescribed rules and produce a result as output. They come in a remarkable rage of sizes and shapes, and have different abilities and application. They can be a bunch of equipment with little or not use, or a powerful instrument if you know how to use it....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Ulysses S. Grant

- Ulysses S. Grant American General and 18th President of the United States of America, Ulysses S. Grant, was a master war strategist who won the first major Union victories during the Civil War; however, political leadership proved to be far different from military leadership for Grant. While in office from 1869-1877 Grant scarcely attempted to control events, made injudicious appointments to public office, and had official corruption taint his administration, although Grant himself was never said to be actually have been involved in this corruption....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Avoiding Scholarship or Grant Schemes

- ... If they have to pay money to get money it is more than likely a scam. In reality students should never have to pay to receive a scholarship. A second warning sign would be if a company contacted them stating that they won a scholarship or grant that they have not entered themselves. A student can't win a contest if him or her have not entered information in to the organization. Scammers just want to make it seem that way so students and consumers will give them their personal information. Students need to keep their common sense....   [tags: financial fraud in search of higher education]

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A Lesson Before Dying

- Grant Wiggins was introduced to the reader as an apathetic school teacher with few emotional ties to anything or anyone. He blazes through life without any thought. However, this changes as he begins to develop a genuine interest for Jefferson’s mental well-being. As Grant’s hardened heart begins to thaw in the presence of simple-minded Jefferson, I begin to resent him less. When Grant buys Jefferson a radio out of his own pocket-albeit with a few donations from other people- this clearly shows how far Wiggins come on his path towards finding meaning in his life....   [tags: redemption, emtional, boding, mental]

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Racism in Ernest Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying

- After the civil war ended many blacks and whites especially in the south, continued living as if nothing had changed with regards to the oppressions and poor treatment of African Americans. Narrator Grant Wiggins, of the novel A Lesson Before Dying, By Ernest Gaines, finds himself in a similar situation towards racism. Through his experience Grant is forced to transform Jefferson who was wrongly accused of a murder from a “HOG” into a man. Although Grant was forced to make jefferson a man, he himself became more of one as a result....   [tags: racism, prejudice]

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Biography of Ulysses S. Grant and the Civil War

- General Ulysses S Grant is, militarily, the reason why the Union was preserved, and why the Civil War did not extend past April 1865. Ulysses S Grant born Hiram Ulysses Grant was born on 27 April 1822 in Pleasant, Ohio. Grant and his family moved to Georgetown, Ohio, just one year after his birth. Grant was a graduate of West Point in 1843 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Infantry stationed in Missouri. Grant was married Julia Dent and had four children later in marriage....   [tags: military, union, war]

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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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Why TOTAL Should Grant Me a Scholarship

- ... If I would like to build global network of scholars to be able to collectively build a better global sustainable governance. If I were to be selected for TOTAL Scholarship, I intend to build scholars network with the TOTAL Scholarship recipients from other 26 countries. I believe that if each country representative make a step for sustainability in their own country or workplace in the future, it could help a global sustainable governance both directly and indirectly. Moreover, from the diverse source of governance components, a great idea and movement could be formed from different insights....   [tags: government, youth, experience, worker]

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Sir Frederick Grant Banting's Influence on Medicine

- Sir Frederick Grant Banting, a Canadian scientist and doctor, was born on Nov 14, 1891 in Alliston, Toronto. Banting grew up with four older siblings and his parents on a nearby farm. His middle-class family held a strong Methodist faith, which originally had taken Banting to the Faculty of Divinity at the University of Toronto. However, his love for the sciences drew him to transfer to Medicine. Banting graduated with his M.B. in 1916 while World War I raged through Europe. Although Banting’s poor eyesight prevented him from enlisting in the army, Banting served as a medical officer in the Canadian Army Medical Corps....   [tags: pancreas, diabetes, research]

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What makes Ernest Gaines Unique?

- What makes Ernest Gaines Unique. Every good author has certain characteristics about their writing that makes them unique and special. Ernest Gaines, the writer of A Lesson before Dying, is no exception. His writing is the prime example of an author using certain techniques to make his writing stand out above all others. Ernest Gaines has been noticed for the absence of melodrama, the avoidance of the propagandistic, and the broad and generous humanity brought on by the words of his works. First off, when Gaines work is criticized for a lack of melodrama what it means is that, Gaines doesn’t use heightened emotion to portray that feeling in a scene....   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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A lesson before dying

- A lesson before dying Title: A Lesson Before Dying, New York, Vintage Contemporaries, 1993. Scene: A small Cajun community outside of Bayonne Louisiana one hundred years after Emancipation. It is the story of a teacher and a prisoner who have to work together and find what it is to be a man. Theme: Recognizing Injustice and Facing Responsibility Key Persons: Jefferson, a poor man who was convicted of a crime, and sentenced to death. He rediscovers his self-worth and prepares to face his execution with dignity and purpose Grant Wiggins, a teacher who was forced to go and help Jefferson before his execution....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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A Lesson Before Dying

- In Ernest J. Gaines novel A Lesson Before Dying, a young African-American, Jefferson, is caught in the middle of a liquor shootout, and as the only survivor is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. During Jefferson’s trial, his attorney calls him a hog in an effort to persuade the jury that he could not have possibly planned a crime like this. Having heard this, Jefferson’s godmother, Miss Emma, calls on the local school teacher, Grant Wiggins, to visit Jefferson in prison and help prove to the community, more importantly the white people, that Jefferson is indeed a man, not a hog....   [tags: Literature Review ]

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A lEsson Befor dying

- A Lesson Before Dying For my final book review I read the novel A Lesson Before Dying By Ernest J. Gains. The book took place in the 1940 right after the great depression. A society stricken by poverty is depicted early in the book. The atmosphere in the first chapter is leading us into the idea of: how can justice prevail in a society dominated by a single group of people. If this story took place in modern day I believe that question would not be as relevant as it is in the forty’s. Grant Wiggins, one of the main characters is a teacher at an elementary school, Grant is a very bitter man for being so young, maybe it is because he has known nothing but segregation and racisms his whole li...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Racial Injustice in the Book A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

- A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines takes place in Louisiana in the 1940’s. When a young African American man named Jefferson is unfairly sentenced to death, school teacher Grant Wiggins is sent to try to make Jefferson a man before he dies. Throughout the novel, racial injustice is shown in both Jefferson and Grant’s lives in the way other people view them. For Jefferson, racial injustice is present in court. Because of the color of his skin, Jefferson was automatically found guilty by those 12 men....   [tags: court, black, descrimination]

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A Lesson before Dying

- In the world we live in today, religion is an extremely vibrant factor, not only in the environment surrounding us but with the people we interact with as well. In Ernest J. Gaines' novel, A Lesson Before Dying, it is easy to see how religion impacts the community. In a small community such as this novel depicts, religion is the driving force behind nearly every decision made in the story and can be justified solely on the individual's values. It is interesting to view religion as the most visible consistency in the novel when the main character, Grant Wiggins, is himself an atheist....   [tags: American Literature]

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Does Happiness Grant Long Life?

- Will we really live longer when we are happy?Research suggests that when we are happy,we tend to live longer and have a better immune system.Health is not merely just physical aspects.Other than physical health,there are different constituents such as spiritual health,social health,mental health,emotional health and environmental health.Happiness also exists in different aspects according to the person.For example,one may feel happy when they got the latest gadget while one may feel happy when they spend time with their love ones.I do agree that there is a connection between health and happiness but it is not a cure to our longevity.In this essay I will discuss the real connection between he...   [tags: health, stress, physical]

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A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

- ... This year we read a novel called “A Lesson Before Dying”, and in it there was a character called Jefferson, and he didn’t know that his life could change so much in just a day. All he did wrong was that he was at the wrong place at the wrong time. So, that why I think that we should live our life to the fullest because we never know what will happen and our life would change so much. “Do I know what a man is. Do I know how a man is supposed to die. I’m still trying to find out how a man should live....   [tags: jefferson, goals, life]

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Bang The Drum Slowly

- Bang the Drum Slowly Every game needs rules in order to ensure that everyone has a fair chance at succeeding in the game. If, however, fairness to all players is not a necessity, then no rules are necessary. In “Bang the Drum Slowly,” this theme is inherent in everything from card games to life itself. The Exciting Game Without Any Rules (or “TEGWAR”), is the game by which Henry Wiggins and Bruce Pearson play in everyday life. As a card game, TEGWAR is an exercise of dominance. The only rule is that there are no rules, and until a player acknowledges that concept, he has no chance of winning....   [tags: essays research papers]

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a lesson before dying

- Lesson Before Dying The Right to Be Free In the novel A Lesson Before Dying, although Grant is an educated black man in the era of a racist society he has struggles greater than most men of his decent. I feel sorry for him because of his limitations, even though I view him as a coward. He cannot break free of his background and family. The three main female characters in the novel, Tante Lou, Miss Emma, and Vivian, restrict and limit Grant's choices. Grant realizes that freedom means leaving his small town and creating a new life, yet each woman holds a chain that keeps him from his destiny and the right to be free....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The battle of Vicksburg

- The city of Vicksburg was a decisive piece of the Confederacy for it was in a prime component in controlling the Mississippi, which would split the confederacy in two. (Vicksburg Campaign) This Battle was between John C. Pemberton an Ulysses S. Grant. Grant, at this time, had already become popular in the North as Unconditional Surrender Grant; his victory here would be another victory that would prove that he would be able to win the war for the North.(Ulysses S. Grant Chronology) On the other hand, John Clifford Pemberton was a Yankee who had transferred to the West due to his poor relationships in the East, he had been promoted to Lieutenant General in October of 1862....   [tags: confederacy, civil war]

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African Americans' Attitude Toward Whites as Seen in Grant Wiggins and Jefferson

- Grant Wiggins and Jefferson, two main protagonists, were in journey to show pride, dignity, and freedom they should have as African American toward white society. Although they started on the different level of education, they both were heading for the same goal until the end as common black man who is searching for the true meaning of their life. The background of this novel was in 1940’s in little town of Bayonne, Louisiana. Even though blacks were legally freed, there was still prejudice, supremacy going on in this town....   [tags: Grant Wiggins, racism, civil war, USA, history]

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Reverend Ambrose and Grant Wiggins in A Lesson Before Dying

- Suffering through the horrors of racism, black Americans appear to have no chance of progression in society.  Generation after generation of being uneducated and treated like animals has left the black community in shambles, and thinking they are not as good as the whites.  In the 1940's it was difficult to find a black man who could read and write. The black man's illiteracy caused them to believe that they were less civilized than the whites.  In Ernest Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying, we are introduced to Jefferson, an uneducated, average black man who has been wrongly accused of a murder.  Convinced that he is an animal, Jefferson is going to be taught by Reverend Ambrose and Grant Wiggins...   [tags: A Lesson Before Dying Essays]

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A Lesson Before Dying, Jefferson And Grant

- How can someone be truly free. Freedom can be achieved by anyone willing to make positive change for themselves or for others. The ability to achieve freedom is a multifaceted issue because some people believe freedom is a choice while others think freedom is decided for you. In Ernest Gaines’ A Lesson Before Dying, Jefferson and Grant struggle over what it means to be free. In the novel, Jefferson, a convicted murder set to be executed, and Grant Wiggins, a school teacher, are trapped either literarily or figuratively....   [tags: Human, Meaning of life, Race, Black people]

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Grant and Lee

- Grant and Lee Throughout the course of my history career, which is not very long, teachers and professors have always focused on the point that General Grant was a butchering alcoholic who won the war solely on the account of his stubborn personality. And on the other hand, teachers portrayed General Lee as a masterful strategist, who used Christian values in order to win the rebellion. However, in Fuller’s account of the two Generals, he alleges through data and personal intuition that General Grant was actually a strategist and mastermind that not only won the war but also, lost fewer soldiers....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Examination of the Modernization in the American Society in Marianne Wiggins´ Evidence of Things Unseen

- ... In many states, including Tennessee, it was common to teach the Bible's way of creation of mankind. However, modernized education led to "the Bible and evolution conflicting" (Wiggins 152). In Tennessee the law did not allow teacher to teach evolution. Nevertheless a high school tried to do exactly that and it led to a famous trial called the Scopes Trial. "The case reflected a collision of traditional views and values with more modern ones" (Scopes Trial). This new rise in literacy was at danger since "the 1930's were a perilous time for public education" (American Cultural History 1930 - 1939) because of the stock market crash....   [tags: education, teachnologies, women, rights]

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A Brief Biography on Ulysses Grant

- ... A devoted husband and father Grant was a devoted father and husband and family always came first. After his long and triumphant life Grand died on July 23, 1885 in Mount McGregor, New York, due to throat cancer, just days after finishing his memoirs. Grant was a man of many achievements. For example one of grants most notable achievements was that he was appointed Brigadier General by President Abraham Lincoln on August 7, 1861. His first battle quickly followed his first battle at Belmont, Missouri....   [tags: 18th president of the US]

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Is Ulyses S. Grant a Hero?

- If you watch modern movies you will find that these times it is quite easier to be a hero than it was fifty years ago. The world gives us multiple opportunities to proves ourselves and give us the self-satisfaction of being able to say you are a hero. But what is a hero. Grant says, “A hero is someone who does something for other people. He does something that other men don’t and can’t do. He is different from other men. He is above other men. No matter who those other men are, the hero, no matter who he is, is above them.” (193) Obviously Grant matches his own description of a hero....   [tags: American Civil War, US presidents]

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Ulysses S. Grant

- Ulysses S Grant was an iconic figure in the Civil War and was well known for his astounding feats throughout the war.(World book Advanced) While Ulysses S. Grant is the name he is most commonly known as, his real name is Hiram Ulysses Grant and the S. stands for nothing.(Ulysses S. Grant Homepage) Ulysses graduated from West Point with high marks in Horsemanship and Mathematics, but he had poor grades in classes like French. Grant fell in love with his roommate's sister Julia Dent, but sadly he was called to serve at the start of the Mexican War....   [tags: US civil war]

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Ulysses S. Grant

- Ulysses S. Grant lived an interesting life. He gave so much to this country. His life was exciting and he lived in many different places, from small houses to a house given by people to the white house. From saving the blacks from more slavery to giving the U.S. bad years from presidency. Ulysses S. Grant was an American general and the 18th president of the U.S. (Williams 53).Grant was born in point pleasant, Ohio, on April 27 ,1822, the son os Hannah Simpson and Jesse Grant, the owner of a tannery (Williams 52)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Who Is Eligible For The Grant?

- Question 1: Who is eligible to apply for the grant. 1,100 local and 56 State/Territory are eligible to apply for the grant and the funding will be allocated based on applicant’s jurisdictions which is determined by the JAG formula. JAG formula computes initial funding allocation for each state and territory, based on their share of violent crime and population. States and locals are eligible for the grant if they are trying to improve or enhance areas such as: law enforcement programs, prosecution and court programs, prevention and education programs, corrections and community corrections programs, drug treatment and enforcement programs, (planning, evaluation, and technology improvement pro...   [tags: Better, Improve, Crime, Police]

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The Great Depression by Reg Grant

- The 1980s were just the beginning of a continuous bull market, creating wide-open access to credit. In the year 1987, David Herrlinger placed a bid to buy Dayton-Hudson Corp., though he was $6.7 million short of the purchase price. The market spread the news of his bid without an investigation on whether or not the payment of the purchase price was even realistic. In the same year, a pair of Texas oilmen, called “Desert Partners, LLP”, attempted a hostile takeover of U.S. Gypsum. U.S. Gypsum sold junk bonds at rates that Desert Partners could not compete with; Desert Partners, LLP eventually dropped the proxy war leaving U.S....   [tags: effects on the American banking system]

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Analysis Of The Movie ' Grant '

- “Grant,” Alex said as she gripped onto the desk to keep herself from falling over or running. “I would like to say this was a pleasant surprise, but my mother told me never to lie.” “You’re entertaining, I’ll give you that,” Grant said with a smile, like they were chatting over coffee. “But I don’t have time to have witty banter with you. And honestly, neither do you. Hand over the bracelet, now.” The most terrifying thing about the threat was that Grant’s expression didn’t change, he still had the charming half smile and relaxed body posture....   [tags: Gun, Cannon, Debut albums, Neversoft]

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Grant Competition Mean For The Economy

- What Does the New $100 Million TechHire Grant Competition Mean for the Economy. The US government has unveiled new plans to advance the President’s TechHire initiative which is aimed at affording young Americans an opportunity to train and get employed into well paying tech jobs. The initiative was unveiled by the US Chief Technology Officer Megan Smith, Broderick Johnson the cabinet secretary and Chair of My Brother’s Keeper Task Force and Thomas Perez, the secretary of Labor. The event took place in Baltimore, Maryland on November 17....   [tags: Barack Obama, President of the United States]

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Michael Grant's Bzrk Reloaded

- Have you ever wanted to read a book about nanotechnology. Well neither have I until I read Bzrk Reloaded. This book is the second book in the Bzrk series by Michael Grant. It is an amazing book that talks about a group of people that are trying to save the world from being taken over by nanobots. If you have not guessed already this book would be considered a science fiction. Michael Grant grew up in a military family and was always on the move. He went ten different schools in five different states and three different schools in France while growing....   [tags: nanothechnology, book analysis]

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iRead Grant Proposal

- Washburn Women's Venture Partners: Proposal for Grant Funding: the iRead Common Reading Program Purpose: The iRead common reading program at Washburn University was developed to enhance the educational experience of the students and the greater Washburn/Topeka community. • Common reading programs merge the curricular and cocurricular components of college and reinforce the message that learning occurs both inside and outside the classroom.* • Such programs help students understand that reading, critical thinking, discussion, and other activities are expected in college and contribute to learning.* • Reading can promote more meaningful learning....   [tags: Verbal Proposal]

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Business Aspect Of Grant 's Valley

- The Solution to 33rd’s Dilemma Riverbank, a large city, has a district with a huge problem. Grant’s Valley, although booming with business, is a quaint and historic part of Riverbank that the residents want to keep that way. The business aspect of Grant’s Valley has an ever growing need for more space for tourists to park and there is just too much traffic for the area to withstand. Riverbank’s historically quaint Grant’s Valley would benefit from the destruction of the unused junior-high on 35th and Princeton and the new construction of a one hundred space parking lot and a new park....   [tags: Parking, Parking space, City, Real estate]

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Radcliffe Summer Travel Grant Recipient

- Radcliffe Summer Travel Grant Recipient 1. Personal Statement: I was sitting in Au Bon Pain the other day, trying to read a book for class, but happy for the distraction. Rick plopped himself down in the chair across the table. I hadn't seen him in almost a year. I had thought maybe things were going better for him. He soon told me differently. He was on the streets again. I knew it wouldn't be long before he was back at our shelter. I have now been working at the University Lutheran Church homeless shelter for two and a half years....   [tags: Social Services Education Careers Essays]

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Badges Do Not Grant Extra Rights

- Badges Do Not Grant Extra Rights Employee discipline has never been a simple process in any working environment, and law enforcement agencies should be no exception. Due to the authority police officers hold in our democratic society, there should be a greater demand of accountability among departments as well as for the individual officers. The unnecessary actions that officers take often end with life altering consequences for the public community. For instance, the vast number of police shootings that have resulted in various civilian deaths....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Law enforcement agency]

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Ulysses S. Grant: A Strong American President

- No other terms than unconditional and immediate surrender. These are the words of the man that helped to keep our nation together, in one of its darkest moments. You may think that I am talking about Abraham Lincoln who was one of the main figures of the Country’s civil war. However, I am taking about someone who still played a gigantic role but receives less credit. The man I speak to you of is non-other than Major General and President Ulysses S. Grant To start off, Ulysses S. Grant’s name is not actually Ulysses S....   [tags: unconditional, surrender, cabinet, president]

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Ulysses S. Grant, and his US Presidency

- Ulysess S. Grant was the 18th president of the United States and was in office for two terms, 1869-1877. He was known as a war hero by many people and was given the nickname, “Unconditional Surrender.” Grant is most known for leading the Union over the Confederates during the Civil War. After the Civil War, in 1864 Grant was promoted to general-in-chief of the Armies of the United States by President Lincoln. Just four years later in 1868 Grant was running for president of the United States (Civil War Trust)....   [tags: War, Republican]

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Abraham Lincoln Signed The Morrill Land Grant Act

- In the year of 1862, Abraham Lincoln signed the Morrill Land Grant Act providing funds for the creation of land-grant schools in each state in the United States of America. Specifically, this act gave each state “30,000 acres…to establish a college that would promote education in agriculture, mechanics, classical studies and military tactics” (Morrill Act). The act provided each state with government funds to purchase the land, but the state itself was required to find the capital to erect the buildings....   [tags: United States, Abraham Lincoln]

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Ulysses S. Grant versus Robert ELee

- Both Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee were men of integrity, determination, passion and great skill. This is where their similarities end as Lee’s empowerment ideology differed from that of Grant’s aristocratic beliefs. Bruce Catton wrote about the two men in the essay, “Grant and Lee: A Study in Contrasts”. Catton, a Pulitzer Prize winning author and Civil War Historian, provides a brief character analysis of both men in this essay. The beliefs that Grant embraced as a frontiersman was more admirable than those aristocratic beliefs of Lee, and more men and women of today should understand and follow Grant’s principles....   [tags: a study in contrasts]

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- Martin Luther King changed the world because he had a dream. Simply by sharing his dream and believing in its possibility, he altered the course of the nation. If the current powers in government could work for the people and believe in the strength of individual dreams, the economic crisis could become the nations past, rather than its continued future. Too many people have lost their jobs while food and utility prices have continued to rise. With or without fallout from the “credit explosion” of the 1990’s, the high unemployment rates and steady cost of living increases were bound to create bank failures due to a large number of foreclosures....   [tags: Government Frauds and Scams]

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The Agriculture Insinuative Grant Should Remain Funded

- Agriculture is a vital part of the worlds survival. Without agriculture the public would not have it’s main producer of food. Cutting agriculture funding would have a chain effect leading to catastrophic results. Without there being Ag programs to teach kids about agriculture who would raise livestock, grow crops, and do the fabrication for the world. It’s simple no one, that type of work is one that Ag specializes in. It does not make sense to stop or reduce funding to such programs. The percentages of revenue that this industry brings in is a huge turnout to the four point one million dollars they invested....   [tags: California funding policies]

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Lilly Grant Is Private Endowment That Views Education

- Private Endowments: Lilly grant is private endowment that views education at all levels as indispensable to personal, civic and economic success. Their decision making revolves primarily around their interest in improving education in Indiana, with special emphasis on higher education and on programs designed to increase the percentage of Indiana residents with bachelor 's degrees. Indiana ranks near the bottom of the 50 states in the percentage of its residents 25 years old who hold a baccalaureate degree....   [tags: Higher education, University, College, Education]

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A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines

- A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest J. Gaines Vancil initiates the criticism of A lesson Before Dying in an old-fashioned, excessive religious genre of attitudes. He claims that Grant Wiggins is reluctant to atonement for guilt to uphold the Christian faith belief system within the Quarters, the small community of Wiggins’ residence. Wiggins has just evolved into the Diaspora of African-American people whose adapted a new way of thought and forever changing lifestyle alterations ranging from the southern to western regions in America....   [tags: Literature Novel Critique]

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The City Of Siloam Springs With The Monetary Resources Of The Federal Grant

- I am so pleased to give you a detailed description of the idea for the museum that would be located in the city of Siloam Springs with the monetary resources of the federal grant. Having the necessary assets to open and build such an important place like this would help people that live around here and also people from all the United States, to understand better the history, culture, traditions and beliefs of the Native American tribes, at least, through one of them: The Cherokees. The approach of this museum is not because people do not understand or know the history of the Native Americans....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Cherokee]

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Why Madison Grant Defines Good Society

- Madison grant defines good society as a society that balances social order and the right to self government. Throughout the history of the United States of America different governing method, different presidents have tried to create a society that is ideal in having equality and justice for all. Good society depends on good governance meaning reliability, predictability and accountability of the government. The government from the 1920s to present has tried to promote good society through equality and justice for all people in the country....   [tags: Unemployment, United States, Racism, U.S. state]

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My Mentor 's Name Is Danny Grant

- My mentor’s name is Danny Grant. He had graduated from University of St. Cloud a year ago. He majored in finance and was hired at Optum in their ODM department. I went to the Optum buildings in Minnetonka and worked from Danny’s office. We worked in a cubicle with the rest of the ODM specialist’s team. The environment was professional and creative. Every design was outstanding in the building, and it was very modern in design. Most people who worked there were fairly young. The tasks we were responsible for were ODM charts, health innovation projects, and other various tasks....   [tags: Old age, Middle age, Future]

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Dignity and Sacrifice Depicted in Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying

- In Ernest J. Gaines novel A Lesson Before Dying, a young African-American man named Jefferson is caught in the middle of a liquor shootout, and, as the only survivor, is convicted of murder and sentenced to death. During Jefferson’s trial, the defense attorney had called him an uneducated hog as an effort to have him released, but the jury ignored this and sentenced him to death by electrocution anyways. Appalled by this, Jefferson’s godmother, Miss Emma, asks the sheriff if visitations by her and the local school teacher, Grant Wiggins, would be possible to help Jefferson become a man before he dies....   [tags: A Lesson Before Dying]

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Racism in A Lesson Before Dying

- A Lesson Before Dying is set in rural Louisiana in the 1940’s. The setting is ripe for the racism displayed in the novel. Ernest J. Gaines weaves an intricate web of human connections, using the character growth of Grant Wiggins and Jefferson to subtly expose the effect people have on one another (Poston A1). Each and every character along the way shows some inkling of being a racist. However, Paul is an exception. He treats everyone as if he or she is equal to him whether the person is black or white....   [tags: American History, Racial Relations]

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An Research Foundation Of Korea Grant Funded By The Korea Government ( Msip )

- This research was supported by the National Research Foundation of Korea grant funded by the Korea government (MSIP) (Grant number: 2012M3A9C6049835 and 2014M3A9B6034223). Figure 1 1H NMR spectra (D2O) (a) and gel permeation chromatogram (b) of the multiblock copolymer (mP). S is a solvent peak (HDO). F127 is shown for comparison in the chromatogram. Figure 2(a) Phase diagram of mP aqueous solutions. n = 3. (b) Images of sol and gel states of mP aqueous solutions (24.0 wt%). (c) Changes in the modulus of the aqueous solutions (24.0 wt%) of F127, mP, and mP containing Fe3+ (0.5 equiv (mP-Fe0.5) and 1.0 equiv (mP-Fe1.0) as a function of temperature....   [tags: Concentration, Chemistry]

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The Morrill Act's Attempt to Expand Agricultural Development in the United States

- The Morrill Act was clearly pioneer thinking for United States timeframe and was met with strong criticism from the universities. At the time, the schools were teaching religion, law, and medicine. Morrill’s vision came from Europe, where it was proven that European farmers produced greater yields on smaller pieces of land compared to the United States (LaMay 77). This is where Morrill sought to bring people of different backgrounds, economically and social class to be educated and be beneficial to all....   [tags: education, land, grant]

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An Angel is Sent to Save the Day in the Movie, The Bishop's Wife

- The Bishop’s Wife was directed by Henry Koster in 1947. Cary Grant stars as an angel sent to help a newly appointed bishop played by David Niven and his wife played by Loretta Young. The story line is nothing but typical for its time. Niven’s character is having issues raising the funds to build a much needed addition for his church. The wealthy upper class is offering the needed funds in exchange for greedy control and all the say in how it is built. While trying to stay true to his beliefs, the new and young bishop is finding it hard to resist the promised funds of the well off members of the church....   [tags: cary grant, church, neglect]

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Potential Interventions to Assist in Our Increasing Physical Activity Initiative for Talbot

- Potential Interventions Potential interventions that are specific to our community nursing diagnoses are applying for grants to help fund improving environmental structures, educating the community, and creating informational flyers and brochures regarding the benefits of increasing physical activity. We feel that these three interventions are of the most important at this time to assist in our increasing physical activity initiative for Talbot. Grant Now that the data has been collected and the needs of the community are evident, writing for a federal grant would greatly help the community improve their resources to encourage physical activity....   [tags: grant, educatioon, flyers and brochures]

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Budget Narrative On Early Childcare Start Up Budgets

- Budget Narrative The work that I have done to give you the budget for this assignment has been so much information that a whole semester could be done just on Early Childcare start-up budgets. Mt reference list is enormous and I had to make myself stop looking up information so I could complete my assignment. The first step for my budget was from our text and class website discussions and links. Each link lead to another and another and so much information from cleaning regulations to how to do you taxes....   [tags: Want, Need, Program, Grant]

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