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The Battle Of Fort Donelson in 1862

- THE BATTLE OF FORT DONELSON IN 1862 Introduction When thinking about historical and decisive battles that were fought in the Civil War, most people would think of The Battle of Gettysburg or the bloodiest day of the war at The Battle of Antietam. The mention of The Battle of Fort Donelson in 1862 would probably get mostly blank stares and questions about where this battle occurred. To say that one battle is more important than the other on the grand scheme of the Civil War is foolish, because each inch of ground gained through each battle contributed to the final outcome of the Civil War....   [tags: battle, civil war, action, history]

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The Union And The Confederate Forces

- The Union forces made great gains in the western campaign by taking and controlling the major waterways, allowing them the ability to swiftly maneuver their forces and supplies around the battlefield. This control by the Union cut the Confederacy resupply lines and extensible fractured the Confederate forces into dislocated sections (Cooling, 2011). The superiority of the Union was demonstrated by three key factors: a far superior ship building capability then the Confederates, understanding the importance of controlling the major river networks, and the successful integration of land and sea forces to mass effects on the battlefield, known as combined operations (Smith, 2014)....   [tags: Confederate States of America, American Civil War]

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Prescription Drug Abuse

- Prescription Drug Abuse David was a junior in high school. He started hanging with the wrong crowd and smoking marijuana. However, with his final year of high school approaching he wanted a change in his life. He joined the boxing team and quit doing drugs, but one Saturday night and that all ended. David was hanging out with a few friends and he was offered a patch that was supposed to make him feel very good. He didn't know what was in the patch, but it contained Fentanyl which is a special pain reliever for cancer patients....   [tags: medical substance misuse]

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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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Human Dignity in A Lesson Before Dying

- Human Dignity in A Lesson Before Dying   Grant and Jefferson are on a journey. Though they have vastly different educational backgrounds, their commonality of being black men who have lost hope brings them together in the search for the meaning of their lives. In the 1940’s small Cajun town of Bayonne, Louisiana, blacks may have legally been emancipated, but they were still enslaved by the antebellum myth of the place of black people in society. Customs established during the years of slavery negated the laws meant to give black people equal rights and the chains of tradition prevailed leaving both Grant and Jefferson trapped in mental slavery in their communities....   [tags: Ernest J. Gaines]

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Earnest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying

- Earnest J. Gaines' A Lesson Before Dying A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines is set in a plantation community in rural Louisiana. The two main characters in the novel, Grant and Jefferson, are engaged in a struggle to achieve self-respect in society, which allots them none. The story takes place at the end of the 1940s, a time when Louisiana and many other southern states were practicing segregation. The second college edition of the American Heritage Dictionary defines segregation as, “…The policy and practice of imposing the social separation of races, as in schools, housing, and industry…” (1111)....   [tags: Gaines Lesson Before Dying Essays]

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Psychological Androgyny

- In many cultures, expectations are put upon men and women. From birth, boys are expected to be masculine and girls are expected to be feminine. These expectations follow us into adulthood. Although these expectations vary widely, in the United States, more masculine characteristics are valued (Michaelson & Aaland, 1976). Leadership and assertiveness, and other masculine characteristics are valued in work environments and other areas, while more feminine traits such as excessive expression of emotion can be less valuable....   [tags: Gender Roles, Expectations]

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Mystery of the Myth

- A myth is a popular term which is commonly misused by people. Many people have tried to explain what a myth is, but due its fictitious nature it is not easy to explain what it is. The aim of this essay is to discuss this term, myth and investigate it in a deeper sense by revealing the complexity of the term and exploring the different meanings of the word. This will be done by distinguishing the different notions of myths, comparing the different uses of myths by Roland’s use of myths to that of Barthes and concluding by explaining how myths relate to religion and ideology....   [tags: Literary Genre]

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Accounting: Shared Based Payment

- Background EITF 13-D was initially raised by FASB on May 30, 2013 and discussed the issue of how to account for the terms of a share-based payment award. The issue circled around discussion of how performance targets affect accounting for share-based payments. The EITF debated whether to allow employees to earn their rewards even if the performance target is met after the completion of required service (McArthur). Previously, performance conditions were not reflected in the estimate of the grant-date fair value of the award but other non-vesting conditions were considered in deciding the fair value....   [tags: compensation costs, awards, performance]

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A Lesson Before Dying, by Ernest J. Gaines and None of this is Fair, by Richard Rodriguez

- Inequality was a big issue back then, when there was not a clear understanding of what it was. The novel “A Lesson Before Dying” by Ernest J. Gaines was set in 1948 before the Civil Right Movement. It shows the problems and successes of African-Americans. The short story “None of this is Fair” by Richard Rodriguez was about how Affirmative Action benefited the minority making it unfair for white students to succeed. In the novel, Grant is a black person and educated, he is different from the other black people that are supposed to work only on the field....   [tags: racism and inequality]

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Analysis Of Kim Knapp 's An Alternative Learning Environment Teacher At Eureka Springs Elementary

- I had the privilege of interviewing Kim Knapp, who’s an Alternative Learning Environment teacher at Eureka Springs Elementary. Her duty as ALE Lead Teacher is to write and develop grants for the Alternative Learning program. Through writing these grants she is ensuring that all students will be given every possible opportunity to develop their individual intellectual curiosity, physical well-being, moral values, self-esteem, artistic appreciation and expression, interpersonal skills and academic abilities....   [tags: Education, Question, Fundraising]

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Military Strategy and Tactics of the Civil War

- The American Civil War was one of the deadliest wars in American history, resulting in 620,000 casualties of soldiers and undetermined number of civilian casualties. Southern slave states declared their withdrawal from United States and formed the Confederate States of America; also know as “The Confederacy.” Northern twenty states free of slavery and five slave states in north came to knows as the Union. Many strategy and tactics were used during the American Civil War. In order to understand the military strategy and tactics of Union and the Confederacy, one must understand the manpower each side had, previous war experience of the commanding officers on both side, and using rivers and rai...   [tags: Military History]

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The Government Should Spend More on Higher Education

- Disproportionate inflation: inflation in a particular economic sector that is substantially greater than inflation in general costs of living. To correlate this type of inflation to health care costs would be accurate; however, the inflation of college tuition and fees far exceed even medical care costs. The need for a college degree is essential in today’s work force, and a recent report released by Georgetown University’s Center of Education and the Work Force indicates that 22 million jobs will be needed by 2018 to meet workforce demands....   [tags: Government Subsidize Higher ...]

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Ernest J. Gaines's A Lesson Before Dying

- Religion and Heaven In Ernest J. Gaines&#8217;s novel, A Lesson Before Dying, we learn about man, his suffrage, and his development. This novel is a story about man&#8217;s soul and dignity. It is a story about a young mans soar to the peak of humanity and heroism. It is a novel of improvement and development. Jefferson, who has been sentenced to death for a crime he has not committed&#8212;once referred by his attorney a hog&#8212;learns how to become a man and gets off of his four legs and stands....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Assessing the Significance of the Cityscape to the Narrative of Detection: The Sign of Four, and Farewell, My Lovely

- The Sign of Four is a detective novel written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, which was published in 1890. It is Conan Doyle’s second novel to feature detective Sherlock Holmes. Sherlock Holmes is a master detective, known for his deduction skills, disguises and most importantly, his use of the city as means of solving mysteries. The cityscape plays a significant role in the narrative of The Sign of Four. Conan Doyle uses real places found in London in The Sign of Four. It gives the novel a degree of realism, and Holmes the detective appears genuine to the reader....   [tags: Sherlock Holmes, Los Angeles]

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The Importance Of Professionalism At The University Orthopaedic Center With A Certified Athletic Trainer

- Professionalism can be defined as the qualities that characterize a professional person. During Valerie’s presentation on professionalism, she listed a few things on what makes a professional such as honesty, respect, and accountability. All of these qualities are shown by the healthcare professional I am shadowing. I have been shadowing for the past few months at the University Orthopaedic Center with a certified athletic trainer. He works with various individuals which include a physician, residents, technicians, front desk, and more....   [tags: Health care, Patient, Health care provider]

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I Discovered One Of The Top Technologies For Teacher Organization And Lesson Planning

- There are many different types of technology that may be used within the classroom to keep teachers prepared, organized and enthusiastic. Through online research I found an article published by Edudemic, a website dedicated to help promote technology within the classroom. The article is titled, 50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About. This is where I discovered one of the top technologies for teacher organization and lesson planning. Planboard is ranked number twenty-three overall and second in the category of ‘Lesson Planning and Tools: Use these tech tools to pull together great lessons and design amazing and memorable student projects’....   [tags: Lesson plan, Teacher, Substitute teacher, Teaching]

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The American Nurses Association Shared Its Vision For The Future Of Nursing Education

- In 1965, the American Nurses Association shared its vision for the future of nursing education. A primary goal in its message was that a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) becomes the minimum requirement for entry into nursing practice (Nelson, 2002). Fifty years later, debates on this issue continue. In its report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change and Advancing Healthcare, the Institute of Medicine shared its recommendation that 80% of nurses possess a bachelor’s degree by the year 2020....   [tags: Nursing, Registered nurse]

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Language Testing And Assessment : A Great Asset For Learners And Educators

- Introduction The concept of authenticity in testing and assessment has been defined in numerous ways. A frequently mentioned definition is the one by Wiggins (1993) who describes authentic tasks as “Engaging and worthy problems or questions of importance, in which students must use knowledge to fashion performances effectively and creatively. The tasks are either replicas of or analogous to the kinds of problems faced by adult citizens and consumers or professionals in the field” (p. 229). In language testing and assessment many experts believe that authenticity should be characterized by specific characteristics: practicability, reliability, validity, authenticity, and washback (Brown, 200...   [tags: Language acquisition, Linguistics]

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Church Ministries : Pray For The Following District Conferences This Month

- Church Ministries Pray for the following District Conferences this month: South Pacific, April 25–27; Midwest, April 25–27; and Central Pacific, April 25–27. Alliance Northwest District Hope Church, a new church plant in Oak Harbor, Washington, is touching lives with the love of Christ. Rev. Matthew Erickson, pastor, and his wife Stephanie, thought their mission field would be with the many Navy families in the area, but God keeps bringing people that have special needs. Pray that God would provide more believers and leaders that are mature in their faith to support the ministry and to also be a light in their community....   [tags: God, Jesus, Native Americans in the United States]

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The Correlation Between Junk Food And Obesity Among Fifth Grade Children

- Summary: Ashlesha Datar and Nancy Nicosia’s article describes their research on the correlation between junk food and obesity among fifth grade children. The experiment controlled the children’s B.M.I. when entering the school, and then continually took note of it throughout the duration of the year. During the year, the amount of junk food available for purchase would be controlled and adjusted to collect data, such as the student’s weight, test scores, and engagement. The source states that there is no firm connection between the points of unhealthy food, and high B.M.I....   [tags: Nutrition, Junk food, Eating, Health]

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The Link Between Health and Socioeconomic, Environmental and Demographics Factors

- ... In California, for instance, Haan, Kaplan and Camacho (1987) found that people from poor areas experienced higher mortality rates (after controlling proper age, race and sex) than the population from non-poverty areas. Such risk of death persisted even after socioeconomic and behavioral adjustments. Similar findings have been reported by Humphries and Carr-Hill (1991); Jones and Duncan (1995) and Duncan (1993), supporting the hypothesis of the social environment´s influence over health, independently of the individual-level....   [tags: crime, mortality, diet]

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Determining Factors That Shape Students ' Successful Completion At University

- Determining factors that shape students’ successful completion at university has been a prevalent topic in the higher education sector to address attrition issues. The aim of this paper is to focus on the impact of socio-cultural factors of student’s lives on university expectations, success and completion. Through qualitative methodology; focus group, interview and ethnography, this paper explores the role of social environment on university aspirations and what social-cultural factors influence success....   [tags: University, Education, Academic degree]

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Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie

- Many scholars may disagree that Haroun and The Sea of Stories written by author Salman Rushdie does not tie back to the Fatwa but I believe this children's book was a great way to get across his views on Islamic culture. Haroun and the Sea of Stories is a reflection of the authors time hiding from the fatwa as well as the connections between political and religious figures. Rashid Khalifa and Salman Rushdie are threatened in both fiction and reality; only trying to reclaim their identities. Salman Rushdie is a Indian British author who has written many books that are mostly based on Indian Culture....   [tags: children stories, forced exile]

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Social History of the Africans and Indians In Florida

- African slaves and the Indigenous people of the Southern United States and Northern Mexico were targets of harsh and racist treatment by both the European and American white colonizers. Due to the marginalization of African slaves and Native American peoples the question of how they responded to this oppression has hardly been explored by historians. Scholars have written extensively about the separate lives of both these groups of people, including their interactions with white Europeans, but less is known about how these two groups interacted with one another....   [tags: interactions in Florida, American history]

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Developing a Winning Strategy at Bayer MaterialScience NA

- The science of business is to develop a strategy that affords a firm the best possible outcome with respect to the return on investment (ROI). Where abnormal returns are recognized the competitive landscape of an industry grows. The prevailing thought is competition drives consumer benefit. The consumer benefits because competition will lower pricing and improve offerings. As firm’s attempt to climb the mountain of market leadership they often discover the ability to remain on top can be short lived....   [tags: Covestro]

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Creating a Culture of Excellence Withing an Organization

- Culture of Excellence High standards of care are expected by patients and families regarding any type of health care. Creating a culture of excellence within an organization is needed to increase patient satisfaction and improve patient outcomes. This paper will examine a hospital that is creating a culture of excellence within the organization to ensure theses outcome. Committees within the organization have been implemented to examine all aspects of the hospital, and its operations to receive input to create change....   [tags: creating change, healthy work environment]

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Gamification in Education? Game ON or Game Over?

- Let’s start with Gamification. That’s a complete misconception on what is gamification all about. Many people think Gamification is a branch of gaming, so what is Gamification really. Gamification is the craft of absorbing the fun and addicting elements in games (Game Mechanics) and applying them into real-world applications. According to one of a Gamification Guru Yu-kai Chou, gamification is a design process that optimizes for the human or “human-focused design” in the system, as opposed to pure efficiency or “function-focused design” of the system....   [tags: application of game playing elements to life]

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics: Coffee Prices

- The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), strives to provide interested parties with clear and precise information regarding the US economy through the measurement of working conditions, activities in the labor market and changes in the prices of goods and services. As such, the people it intends to serve is the vast American republic and those specifically interested in learning about emerging issues and trends of the economy. Since the agency receives authority from the federal government, it is therefore safe to say that it works for the American people because, after all, it is the American people who fund the government through taxes....   [tags: commodities, economic trends]

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Annotated Bibliography On The And Adult Literacy

- Annotated Bibliography Barry, A (2012), “I was Skeptical at First”. Content Literacy in the Art Museum. Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy J Adolesc Adult Liter.55(7), 597-607. Doi10.1002/JAAL.0071 Retrieved on June 8, 2014, from Wiley on-line Library, this resource increased the understanding of ways to integrate content thru development of additional resources, practice thinking, and the ability provide intelligences in many ways. This resource allowed for an opportunity to step outside of the classroom into a different environment....   [tags: Education, Curriculum, High school]

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The Obesity Rates And Declining Fitness Levels

- Approximately 15% of the adult population in Canada accumulates 150 minutes of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity (MVPA) per week, based on the data collected from the Canadian Health Measures Survey (Colley et al., 2015). 150 minutes of MVPA is the recommendation for adults in order to experience the benefits of exercise, such as a reduced risk for cardiovascular disease and improvements in mental health (Gilmour, 2007). Further, Colley et al. (2015) also found that men engaged in more physical activity than women....   [tags: Motivation, Psychology, Gender, Male]

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The Theory Of Aggression And Social Psychology

- Aggression is a very highly researched area in Social Psychology, due to this it includes a variety of different theories that aim to explain what may cause an individual to behave in an aggressive manor. In this essay we will discuss the five main theories and approaches to aggression in Social Psychology, and aim to show a greater understanding of how these theories have influenced how Social Psychologists perceive aggressive behaviour, and what they can potentially do to reduce it in the future....   [tags: Aggression, Psychology, Relational aggression]

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Paul Lawrence Dunbar And The Harlem Renaissance

- Paul Lawrence Dunbar born June 27, 1872 in Dayton Ohio. Dunbar mother was a laundress and his father a former slave, soldier and plasterer. As a student Dunbar was the only black in his senior class, nevertheless he was still nominated President of the class. During adulthood Dunbar eloped with Alice Ruth Moore who was a teacher. Dunbar had no children. As editor of his own newspaper “Dayton Tattler” his writing inspiration surface. Many of his family experiences of slave and plantation life influenced Dunbar later writing....   [tags: Harlem Renaissance, African American]

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Curriculum And Instruction Is Impacted By Assessment

- Curriculum and instruction is impacted by assessment, and whether in the design, delivery or data interpretation processes, aligning these apparatuses is most challenging part of being a teacher. Teachers are called to exercise an alignment between assessment and curriculum, use assessment to guide instruction, and deliver assessment that truly evaluates achievement. Two forms of assessment used in the classroom, formative and summative possess important components, that track them into purposeful, designated uses....   [tags: Assessment, Educational psychology]

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Euthanasia Or An Physician Assisted Suicide

- The leaps in the medical technology offered us an extended lives far beyond what previous generations had dreamed of, however, death have became a long and painful process in which many often loose physical and emotional control of their bodies. The demand for the control over the way and the time of death has slowly became an important part of the conversation for many individuals and families. The debate about the premature end to life using euthanasia or an physician assisted suicide became a hot topic in the “contemporary health care”(Math et al,2012)....   [tags: Suicide, Euthanasia, 19th century, Death]

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Reading Action Steps For Student Learning

- Further, Marzano gives the reader action steps in order to implement a curriculum. One of his steps is for teachers to present content in multiple ways. It is imperative that teachers realize their classrooms are diverse. Therefore, teachers must provide different experiences for students to master content. According to Wiggins (1998), teachers providing performance tasks and rubrics are vital to student learning. Students need to know how they will be graded. Lastly, Stiggins and Chappuis (2012) say teachers should collect evidence of student learning....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School]

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The Assassination Of John F. Kennedy

- When John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963, Lee Harvey Oswald was seen as the person that shot and killed JFK. After he killed JFK he was later found and killed, without out allowing him a trial. There are many people that believe that Oswald was not the person that killed JFK, but was the fall guy for the murder of the president. Many other people believe that he worked for different organizations that helped him carry out the assassination. There are many different conspiracies about the JFK, which one is the one that makes the most sense....   [tags: John F. Kennedy, John F. Kennedy assassination]

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Animal Testing Should Not Be Banned

- Animal testing is not only cruel to animals, it is also expensive. Animal testing is used for various reasons, from testing household chemicals to biomedical research. 115 million of living animals from mice to farm animals, are used in product and medical testings. Animals are made to suffer for the advancement of humans. Originating in ancient times, animal testing is still used today. The testings occur at places massively involved in research, “at universities, hospitals, contract laboratories, pharmaceutical companies, and government agencies” (Animals Used, PETA)....   [tags: Animal testing, Animal rights]

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Ask The Dust By John Fante

- During the 1930’s, life in America was less than ideal. The stock market had just crashed, which resulted in the unemployment of millions of Americans. Not to mention the brimming conflict that was happening on the other side of the globe. Moreover there was still a large amount of animosity towards people with distinct ethnic backgrounds. Even the west coast which was known for its acceptance of all people was filled with racism, especially towards the large amount of Latin Americans that encompassed Southern California....   [tags: United States, White American]

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The Battle of Cold Harbor

- The Civil War was fought from April twelfth eighteen sixty one to April ninth eighteen sixty five between the union free slave states also called “the north” or “Yankees “and lesser known as “federals”, and the confederate slave states or the “rebels” and better known as “the south”. The country split and erupted into a war that was fought over tariffs, the slave trade and states’ rights, specifically the right to protection of property as written in the constitution but the south was mainly concerned to their protection of slaves as property....   [tags: U.S. Civil War ]

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Biography of William Tecumseh Sherman

- William Tecumseh Sherman was born on February 8th in the year 1820 in Lancaster Ohio. His father was Charles Sherman, a well-known lawyer and an Ohio Supreme Court Justice. Sherman was one out of eleven children born to Mr. and Mrs. Sherman. In 1829 his father died when Sherman was only 9. He went to live with a family friend. This family friend was Thomas Ewing, an Ohio Senator and a Whig member. With Sherman’s connections, mostly Thomas Ewing, got him an appointment into West Point Military Academy in Upstate New York....   [tags: civil war, conferate army]

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The Benefit Cost Method Of An Organization

- The Benefit-Cost method proves to be a useful tool in analyzing the outcomes of the organizations for which the Robin Hood Foundation provides funding to. However, this method appears to be viewed more as an indisputable true evaluation of an organization, as opposed to an approximate gauge of an organization’s success. Weinstein himself has denounced the notion that the BC method is beyond reproach stating that the BC ratio should be taken, “as a ‘metaphor’, warning against taking the estimated numbers too seriously, and noting that one needed to exercise judgment with metrics as guideposts.” It seems as though some aspects of the credibility and validity of the BC method are being lost in...   [tags: Decision making, Critical thinking]

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Shadow And Custodial President

- Shadow and Custodial Presidents Grant (1868) – Cleveland (1892) Throughout the history of the world there have been many people remembered for their actions and a great deal more forgotten for no real reason. This does not exempt more recent history. After the American Civil War, six lesser-known Presidents, Grant, Hayes, Garfield, Arthur, Cleveland, and Harrison, have been given titles of either shadow or custodial presidents. A shadow, is a section of darkness, or a part that follows behind....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Lesson Before Dying

- The lady that appears after the first 100 pages of the book turns out to be Vivian, Grant&#8217;s secret lover. Grant and Vivian take a walk and after their walk they visit Grant&#8217;s aunt, aunt Emma. Aunt Emma and her friends are very fond of Vivian and they give her many compliments. Aunt Emma, and the reverend go to visit Jefferson and they find that Grant&#8217;s previous account of Jefferson&#8217;s recovery was lie; Jefferson still eats and behaves like a &#8220;hog';....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Working Towards a Fair Classroom

- Satisfaction could be explained in terms of the fulfillment of one’s every need. How each one of us defines his or her needs is what makes us unique individuals, and this is no different inside a classroom. According to Carol Ann Tomlinson, “while all students in a classroom are likely to have the same basic need for affirmation, power, purpose, and challenge, those needs will often take on a different ‘spin’ for each student, reflecting her [or his] collective life experiences” (2003, p. 20). These variations in students needs are reflected in academic, cultural, physical, and personal aspects of each student, and are the motivation for a differentiated classroom....   [tags: Education]

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Athletes Should Not Be Paid

- Aaron Harrison, guard for the University of Kentucky, made a contested 3 pointer with only 2.6 seconds left in the game to beat the #2 seed Michigan. The unexpected 75-72 victory took the Kentucky Wildcats, #8 seed, to the final four and was a victory en route to the national championship game that they ended up losing. For Harrison’s game-winner, Kentucky Athletic Director and basketball coaching staff made $329,166 in bonuses. This money is only a fraction of the revenue that was created for University of Kentucky throughout the tournament....   [tags: sports finances and principles]

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Personal Identity by Derek Parfit

- In his 1971 paper “Personal Identity”, Derek Parfit posits that it is possible and indeed desirable to free important questions from presuppositions about personal identity without losing all that matters. In working out how to do so, Parfit comes to the conclusion that “the question about identity has no importance” (Parfit, 1971, p. 4.2:3). In this essay, I will attempt to show that Parfit’s thesis is a valid one, with positive implications for human behaviour. The first section of the essay will examine the thesis in further detail and the second will assess how Parfit’s claims fare in the face of criticism....   [tags: behaviors, fission, egoism]

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Owen Meany As A Christ

- Throughout all of life, men and women have wondered who can live or teach Christ 's actions in everyday life. However, there is one person that has lived up to those expectations and that person is Owen Meany in a Prayer for Owen Meany. Owen Meany was helping others in the book, preaching to people about life and how to live a life like Christ and even in ways where the narrator, John Wheelwright, portrayed certain physical descriptions of Owen as almost Christ like but, as always, he was not perfect like Christ....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Messiah, Christian terms]

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The Idea Of Hip Hop

- The idea of hip-hop is characterized by four explicit elements, all of which represent the different aspects of the culture: Rapping, DJing, Breakdancing, and Graffiti art. It began its climb to modern Americana as a sub-culture among the urban community of Southern-Bronx in the mid 70 's. It eventually broke out of the African-American and Puerto Rican community somewhere between the late-80 's to early-90 's and started to spread its influence around the globe from that point on. Today, it has grown to become the most listened-to genre in all of modern music and no longer belongs to one or two specific groups of people....   [tags: Hip hop music, Hip hop, Rapping, Graffiti]

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Social Media And Social Networking

- Modern era social networking has been revolutionised with the advent of Web-based social networking systems. This kind of communication platform is technically termed as a social networking site (SNS). The social networking sites have collectively given rise to social media networks that facilitate real-time communication and information sharing across the globe. Major social networking websites in the world such as Facebook, Twitter, Google Pulse, etc. generate lots of time critical dynamic data....   [tags: Social network service, Sociology, Social network]

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Effective Listening Improves Teacher Success

- Communication is a very important aspect of a career of a teacher in secondary education. Without excellent communication skills in the areas of listening, feedback and questioning, the successfulness of the teacher diminishes greatly. For the scope of this assignment, the individual aspects of communication will be analysed with respect to teachers in the classroom and the effect of their communication skills on their students in the environment. It will analyse how effective listening improves teacher success, how questioning can be an effective teaching tool and how feedback helps develop the understanding of concepts within the classroom....   [tags: Assessment, Education, Summative assessment]

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Conformity Explained By Arthur Jenness

- Conformity Explained Arthur Jenness was the first psychologist to study conformity. In 1932 Jenness conducted an experiment incorporating a glass bottle full of beans. He asked each of the participants for their estimate of the beans in the bottle separately. Jenness then divided the participants into groups, and asked them to come up with a group estimate after discussing how many beans were thought to be in the bottle. Jenness asked the members participating in the experiment to, again, estimate the amount of beans in the bottle on their own....   [tags: Social psychology, Conformity, Peer pressure]

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Strategic Management And Business Research

- Balance Scorecard – A Complement to the Strategy Map Companies are constantly reinventing themselves in the name of profit. There are a number of different strategies companies implore to create success. Whether it is the expansion into international markets, new technologies, or sustainability the goal is to create a strategy that allows the business to successfully compete. There are numerous strategies capable of generating abnormal profits or can take a company into bankruptcy. The spectrum holds no magic formula as a variety of resources and capabilities are necessary to successfully compete....   [tags: Strategic management, Balanced scorecard]

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Curriculum And Standards Based Instruction

- Understanding by Design, Differentiated Instruction and Standards-based instruction are three methods that are used to instruct students in the classroom and help them succeed when learning. They can be used separately to plan and organize the classroom. Yet used together, they create and promote effective ways for the students to learn and insure that every student in the classroom can reach success. One must understand the different methods and how they work in the classroom before they are able to understand how to instruct with all the methods together....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Learning, Knowledge]

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The Dark Side Of Leadership

- Introduction The research into leadership continues to be a topical subject in the academic literature on management. Leadership defined by Burns, (1978, p.425) “the reciprocal process of mobilising, by persons with certain motives and values, various economic, political and other resources, in a context of competition and conflict, in order to realise goals independently or mutually held by both leaders and followers”. This essay outlines the two types of leadership that exists, constructive and destructive....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Toxic leader, Skill]

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Graduation Speech : Teaching Pedagogy

- Approval to teach K-6 Through my vast experience within schools, my teaching pedagogy evidently displays my proficiency to teach K-6, including a diverse range of schools and students. The teaching pedagogy I implement is surrounded by the various learning and holistic needs of the students. My NSW DEC approval to teach K-6 has originated from graduating from the University of Wollongong with a Bachelor of Primary Education. I have been engaged with casual teaching since completing and taught years K-6....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Educational psychology]

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Ambrose Bierce

- There are many authors throughout history whose influences and accomplishments have been overlooked. Ambrose Bierce is among them. Bierce, like Edgar Allan Poe before him, played an essential part in the development of the short story. He was also like Poe in that he was a master of "brevity in horror" (Kunitz 77). Although most people today only know of Bierce's fame as a short story writer because of stories like "An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge", he was also known for his criticism and satire while he was alive....   [tags: American Literature]

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Television Show Called Scandal Is Just A Call Away From Solving Your Problems

- Political movies and television shows being developed in the 21st Century have immensely grown in popularity, often focusing on various scandals in the government or other historic events. The popular television show called Scandal, takes the viewers on a journey through various events that can occur in the White House on a daily basis. Olivia Pope, a former White House Communications Director for the White House, has created a crisis management firms with a handful of associates who call themselves “gladiators”....   [tags: Bill Clinton, President of the United States]

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A Lesson Before Dying, Song of Solomon, and athe Piano Lesson

- The books of A Lesson Before Dying, Song of Solomon, and The Piano Lesson are all classic tales of African American Literature. While written in assorted periods and by different authors, the lessons found in between the pages transcend time. They recount stories of injustice, perseverance, and success. Memory and the past play a critical role in understanding each character’s mindset. A Lesson Before Dying portrays the past as both a hindrance and a source of motivation. Song of Solomon exposes the belief that knowledge of the past is the key that unlocks the door to self discovery....   [tags: African American Literature]

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A Pledge to Meet the Needs of the World's Children

- In the year 2000 world leaders adopted millennium declaration, they pledged for a peaceful, tolerant and equitable world in which the social needs of children and those who are worst-off can be met. The Millennium Development Goals looks specifically at reducing inequity in human development in the world by 2015. A lot progress has been made in fighting disease and child mortality and also promoting gender equality, expanding education, ensuring safe drinking water and basic sanitation etc. The study the researcher will be commenting on is about Child Support Grant, looking at how programme indicator for the child support grand could be modified to express and equity focus as stated above....   [tags: unicef, water, school]

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The Perfectly Imperfect Election

- Conceiving a nation that guaranteed a democratic voice, the Founding Fathers created an unprecedented nation based solely on the representation of men through an election. Simply put, the nation divided itself into three distinguishable levels, which hold their own elections to elect public officials to represent at the aforementioned levels. Division into the local, state, and federal levels allows representation to be more cognizant to the problems of the constituency and solutions to be more applicable to the specific problems....   [tags: Political Science]

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Analysis of Real Altruism

- Helping someone in need or getting the feeling of wanting to help someone in need is something that happens in everyone’s life. It is a common thought that animals help each other expecting to gain something in return. But in some cases, helping is not linked to immediate returning benefits or these are inexistent. This type of behavior has caught the attention of psychologists interested in understanding the ideas and thoughts behind it. Can this be considered real altruism. Psychologists have been studying this issue suggesting different ideas to explain altruistic behavior....   [tags: social issues, social psychology]

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The Emancipation Proclamation And The Battle Of Gettysburg

- lost. He was later elected two years later on the Whig ticket, but he served on the lower house. Lincoln then campaigned for Senator under the Republican Party against Stephen A. Douglas, but lost. However, he became more well known for his debates against Douglas. He ran for president against Stephen A. Douglas, John C. Breckinridge, and John Bell. He won both the electoral and popular vote at the age of 52 despite not being on the southern ballots. When the war came, Lincoln appointed generals to fight for the Union....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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Social Existing Issues Depicted in Fruitvale Station

- Society is faced with various problems that hinder the development of its communities. These issues affect the society in a numerous of ways and has a major effect on the citizens of the community as well. Social adversities causes grief and is also the cause of crimes and other miscellaneous activities that occur in inequitable areas. In the film, Fruitvale Station, there are abundant amounts of these adversities and societal issues that are illustrated. Fruitvale Station is a great example of a film that shows accurate social issues that occur in today’s society....   [tags: sociological and film analysis, cinematography]

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A Brief History of Mark Twain

- There are many quotes to describe a classical American author, but Ulysses S. Grant describes one particular true American author as “. . . the simple soldier, who, all untaught of the silken phrase markers, linked words together with an art surpassing the art of schools and into them put a something which will bring American ears, as long as America shall last, the roll of his vanished drums and the thread of his marching hosts.” (American Experience, Grant’s Memoirs) Mark Twain is this simple soldier who is a true American author who expressed America with his writings....   [tags: classical American authors, Samuel Clemens]

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First Account Letters´Insight into Past Wars

- Did you know that warfare has changed a lot from 1770’s to the present. One way to show this is through letters at that time or website information online. Letters give you that first hand accounts from soldiers while websites give the summary of what happened. So in the next paragraphs I will show reasons how letters and website biographies relate to warfare in 18th century and the 19th century. They show what was different back then at that time. The first example is a letter from Ulysses Grant....   [tags: Warfare. Tactics]

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My Personal Statement For Senior Study

- As a Writing Communications major, I knew I could have a lot of freedom when it came to picking my topic for senior study. I am also a Bonner Scholar, so I would really like to incorporate the work I enjoy with that into my senior study. Looking at everything I am interested in I was able to narrow my topic to one specific thing, which is looking at how nonprofits that are just starting up gain funding for their organization. I will look at grant writing as one example of how they receive funding....   [tags: Non-profit organization, Fundraising, Question]

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Advancement of the British Navy

- The British Royal Navy was once considered to be “the most formidable military forces in the world,” (British Royal Navy). It was not only responsible for national defense but for protecting ocean ridding commerce. Later in 1778, a new commander would take charge by the name of Lord Horatio Nelson. Nelson would change the Royal Navy forever along with the advancement of their warships. From the Viking Longship to the super-dreadnoughts they were constantly evolving and having the ability to hold more men and more crew members for better efficiency....   [tags: Naval Warships, Torpedoes]

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Fairy Tales By Charles Perrault

- There is a plethora of fairy tales that have survived into the modern age, familiar stories such as; Jack and the Bean Stock, the Little Mermaid, The Tin Soldier, Little Red Riding Hood, and many others have all been used in modern films and literature. However, there is one storied classic that has been captivating children and adults alike for centuries, Cinderella. Charles Perrault wrote the familiar tale over three hundred years ago, yet modern adaptations of the story continue to be used. One example of a modern rendition of Perrault’s tale is the 1998 major motion picture titled Ever After (   [tags: Cinderella, Brothers Grimm, Fairy tale]

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Essay On The Movie Jaws

- Through fully fleshed-out arguments, writers Fretz and Rushing address class consciousness and economic strife in the movie, Jaws. Director, Steven Speilberg, morphes the blood thirsty shark into a symbol of economic terror, for the people of the costal town it massacres (Fretz 70). Threatening to shut down Amity’s beaches, a large source of income and tourist draw, the shark poses menace to the safety of people’s lives, as well as their lively hoods. Without tourists, the town of Amity loses most of its’ income....   [tags: Horror film, Horror and terror, Steven Spielberg]

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A Stillness at Appomattox

- A Stillness at Appomattox “All up and down the lines the men blinked at one another, unable to realize that the hour they had waited for so long was actually at hand. There was a truce…” Bruce Catton’s Pulitzer prize winning book A Stillness at Appomattox chronicles the final year of the American Civil War. This book taught me a lot more about the Civil War than I ever learned through the public school system. Bruce Catton brought to life the real day to day life of the soldiers and the generals who led them into battle....   [tags: Bruce Catton American Civil War Essays]

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The Battle of Shiloh

- The Battle of Shiloh After taking Fort Donelson, Ulysses Grant had wanted to move on the Confederate base in Corinth, Mississippi, where Albert Sidney Johnston, the Confederate commander in the West, was known to be assembling troops. Grant was ordered to delay his advance until Union General Don Carlos Buell, who had been operating in East Tennessee, could join him. Early on April 6, 1862, Johnston's army, which had come up to the federal lines undetected, struck Grant's army, which was encamped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River....   [tags: Papers]

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battle for the muddy mississippi

- Battle for the Muddy Mississippi "Take Cover!" This phrase was used daily as the citizens of Vicksburg scattered from the raining of mortars by Union guns. Vicksburg, Mississippi is a city in the heartland of the deep South. It sits on high bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River near the mouth of the Yazoo River. Settled in 1790, Vicksburg was and is an important shipping and trading center (Leonard 40). During the Civil War, Vicksburg was a key factor in the control of the entire Mississippi River....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Last Full Measure

- The Last Full Measure is a vividly detailed account of the events that took place in the Civil War after the Battle of Gettysburg. In the novel, the author tells the story of the war after July of 1863 from several points of view. He uses three main characters to depict these points: Ulysses S. Grant, General of the U.S. Army, Robert E. Lee, General of the Confederate Army, and Joshua L. Chamberlain, a simple professor from Maine. The reader can gain a detailed understanding of the war by seeing it through Grant and Lee’s eyes....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Outline from may 31- june 12, 1864

- May 31 - June 12, 1864 In the overland campaign of 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant with the Army of the Potomac battled General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia for six weeks across central Virginia. At the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna and Totopotomoy Creek, Lee repeatedly stalled, but failed to stop, Grant's southward progress toward Richmond. The next logical military objective for Grant was the crossroads styled by locals Old Cold Harbor. May 31, 1864 After sparring along the Totopotomoy northeast of Richmond, Grant ordered Major General Philip Sheridan's cavalry to move south and capture the crossroads at Old Cold Harbor....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Mom, I’m Tired of those Fill in the Circle Test We Have to Take over and over Again

- Although the public education system is under great scrutiny by numerous people and organizations who feel as if it is failing to deliver adequate education to student. The common core curriculum is not the total answer to the problem. Parents, teacher and politicians are starting to have problems with the program. Two states have repealed the common core standard curriculum as the outline for public education. The common core curriculum was not a federal government mandate, it has many benefits and at this time it has more cons that outweigh the good the program has to offer....   [tags: standardized tests, public education system]

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The Use of the Integrated Arts to Support English Language Learners

- The Use of the Integrated Arts to Support English Language Leaners Introduction When asked about the role of the arts in the daily classroom, the average person may not think “educational,” but in today’s society the arts can be just that. Integrating the arts into everyday lessons has proven not only to aid those who speak English, but those who are English Language Leaners (ELLs) as well. In today’s society, ELLs make up 10% of the student population (Brouillette, 2012, p. 68). Therefore, educators must take it upon themselves to not only teach these students the core subjects that they are required to learn, but to speak English as well....   [tags: teaching/learning a second language]

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Recruitment, Retention and Attrition: Why Our Nation’s Teachers are Leaving

- INTRODUCTION In schools across the country there is a growing student population and a shrinking teacher population. In low-income areas around the United States there are some teacher who are not qualified to teach, yet do so anyway. Students in some areas are not receiving the proper education that they deserve. In response the United States government has taken certain actions but they are not enough. My main reason for wanting to become a teacher is because I think children deserve a thorough education and I want to give it to them....   [tags: Schools, America, Education System]

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The Mission of Defending Saudi Arabia: Code-Named Operation Desert Storm

- On January 24th, tankers met F-117s in Iraqi airspace above the 33rd parallel to “top off” the fighters so that they could hit the bioweapons bunkers. Seeing the radar of the tankers the Iraqis waited. A barrage of anti-aircraft guns as well as surface-to-air missiles, were released twenty seven minutes after refueling, over Bagdad. Luckily, the F-117’s were in northern Iraq and nowhere near the capital. Another sortie had a group of 48 F-16s flying, over a dangerous airspace, to level one of the nuclear research centers of Bagdad....   [tags: foreign policy, US military intervention]

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The Relationship Between Pressure Groups and the News Media

- Nowadays, it is comprehensible to hear that crowded citizens flourished on the street or gathered in front of the official government in order to advocacy their appeals towards government or pressing the ‘sluggish’ government. These phenomenons could be identified by social activities lead by pressure group and as the forms of expressing public opinion ( Grant, 1999:4). However, news media also reveals similar functions with pressure groups by attracting public attention and raising public awareness on certain issues, even influencing government’s decision on a great extent....   [tags: The Mass Media and Environmental Issues]

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