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Communication And The Computer Mediated Environment

- Millions of people use e-mail, but not everyone knows how to effectively communicate using computer mediated communication. Effective communication plays a pivotal role in nearly every aspect of both your personal and professional life. Having skilled computer email communication skills impresses friends, family, colleagues and customers, and creates a positive environment, while poor email communication causes confusion, frustration, inefficiencies and misinterpretation. Smith and Sugar (2015) noted, “ The average American spends 25 percent of their work week combing through emails, because of the sheer volume of messages we 're reading and writing each day, we may be more prone to making...   [tags: Communication, E-mail, E-mail address]

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America 's Presidential Election : A Inaugural Presentation By The Ppu ( Penn Philippine Association ) And Map

- The suggested talks for the month of November didn’t interest me much so I decided to attend one that wasn’t from the list. Southeast Asia Spotlight was a joined presentation by the PPU (Penn Philippine Association) and MAP (Malaysians at Penn) discussing the results of Trump election, anti-establishment rhetoric, and the TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) concerning both countries. All which we have talked about in class as well. I decided to focus on the Philippines because during the discussion, the presenter said that Malaysia won’t be affected much by a Trump presidency unlike the Philippines....   [tags: Philippines, United States, Overseas Filipino]

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William Howard Taft

- William Howard Taft William Taft was a nominated by his successor, Teddy Roosevelt. He was nominated for the Republican Party in the Presidential Race in 1908, in which he defeated William Jennings Bryant of the Democratic Party. He was called a “trust buster”, by people against his beliefs and decisions. In his Inaugural Address, he stated that many ideas in which supported Teddy Roosevelt. One, Interstate commerce railroads was a large element to the country and market of the railroad business....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Kennedy Is an American Tragic Hero

- Kennedy Is an American Tragic Hero What makes a hero a tragic hero. According to the Greek play write Aristotle, a hero must possess certain character traits in order to be tragic. Aristotle’s rules are still used today when labeling a hero tragic or not tragic. Jack Fitzgerald Kennedy, the thirty-fifth president of the United States is a tragic hero, because he possess four of the six traits a tragic hero must possess. This will be proven through the use of credible sources and explanation of these four traits....   [tags: US president assasinations]

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George Washington 's Farewell Speech

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

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Biography of George Washington

- George Washington has provided monumental contributions to both the Allegany County area as well as the United States of America. The first president of our nation, commander-in-chief of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War, and one of the founding fathers of the United States, George Washington has been called the “father of our country” and maintains a prolific image and reputation in American History. Washington’s arrival to Allegany County, specifically the Cumberland area, occurred after his appointment by Virginia governor Robert Dinwiddie to command Virginia’s troops as general of the Virginia militia during the French and Indian War....   [tags: president, Allegany County, America]

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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln

- “With malice towards none; with charity for all; with firmness in the right, as god gives us to see the right, let us strive to finish the work we are in; to bind up the nations wounds; to care for him who shall borne the battle, and for his widow, and his orphaned child-to do all which may be achieved and cherished a just and a lasting peace among ourselves, and with all other nations”-Abraham Lincoln, Second Inaugural Address (Great Documents of America 19). Abraham Lincoln was the sixteenth president of the United States and perhaps one of the most hated presidents that ever served, this hatred for president Lincoln came from his options and actions regarding the nation’s conflict at the...   [tags: John Wilkes Booth]

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Lincolns Gettysburg Address (memo Guide)

- When the White Men Came I miss my home. I always thought I would be surrounded in its beauty forever, until they came to our land. Everyday it becomes more difficult to remember back to the days when it was ours. They took our lives away, and we were helpless. But there was nothing that we could have done. They were white men we were afraid. It began as the leaves started to change from cool green to warm red and gold. My sister had married only the night before and we were all very happy. Because of the change in weather and the addition to our family we had thought something wonderful would be granted unto us....   [tags: essays research papers]

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American Civil Religion and Politics

- American Civil Religion and Politics My major area of study is Political Science, and even if you haven’t majored in political studies you know that there are few things left untouched by politics. Religion, of course, is no exception. Issues concerning religion are some of the most hotly contested topics in politics today. Consider as an example, the seemingly never-ending conflict in the Middle East over rights to Israel. It can be argued that this conflict has as much to do with politics as it does with religious beliefs....   [tags: Papers]

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George W. Bush 's Speech

- During the first eight months of his presidency, Bush did not focus on the importance of public communication. Before the tragedy of 9/11, the only addresses Bush had made was his nomination acceptance address and his Inaugural address (Presidential Rhetoric, 2005); however, nine days after the twin tower catastrophe, Bush delivered an address to the nation in Washington D.C. that united the country and mobilized them into collective action (Ajitsingh, 2005, Para 1). Bush allayed public fears and ensured the United States that our country would not fail in the struggle of freedom and security....   [tags: George W. Bush, President of the United States]

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Lincoln 's Moral And Ethical Beliefs

- It is widely known that Abraham Lincoln, since his childhood, was never a fan of the south. Additionally, his father was a devout Christian, which played a major role in the development of Lincoln’s moral and ethical beliefs, which manifested themselves more so later on his life and would play a major part in Lincoln’s agenda during the Civil War. The idea that Lincoln may or may not have overstepped his powers during the process of preserving the unity of the United States will be looked at closely in the following paragraphs....   [tags: American Civil War, United States]

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Compare and Contrast Lincoln And Jfk

- Abraham Lincoln was born in a log cabin on February 12, 1809 in Hardin County, Kentucky. Much of his childhood was a struggle; his mother dying when he was just ten years old, and with his father being a frontiersman, money was scarce. He had to strive for a comfortable living, and he spent his days working on a farm and keeping a store. Education was also something of limited resources, but because of his hunger for knowledge, he was able to read, write, and cipher. Lincoln was elected to Congress in 1846 where he played part of the Illinois legislature for eight years, and for many years he also rode the circuit of courts....   [tags: American History]

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America After Abraham Lincoln

- America After Abraham Lincoln 1 Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States, has undoubtedly left a distinguished mark upon American history. The five years he served in office were certainly some of the most violent and dangerous years of the Republic. From the secession of South Carolina to the surrender of Gen. Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Courthouse, Lincoln’s America faced numerous problems and situations that required a strong leader. In addition, the entire fabric of American democracy and liberalism was attacked....   [tags: American Political Philosophy 2014]

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Why We Shouldn't Abandon The Constitution of the United States

- Why We Shouldn't Abandon The Constitution of the United States The above statement is somewhat mind-boggling. It is something that a revolutionist might have coined over 200 years ago and it leaves much to the imagination. It is about as close to being treasonous as one could get without actually committing the crime. The former Vice-President Albert Gore once stated that "the constitution was a living breathing document, open to change". His statement was quite controversial and it definitely created a stir with the patriot-cult crowd....   [tags: Papers]

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The Vietnam War Deeply Impacted Domestic Life

- The Vietnam War profoundly impacted domestic life in America. Even before Vietnam, the American sacrificed for the good of the country. In previous conflicts and wars the American people sacrificed for the good of the nation. The entire nation would work together to support the troops and make individual sacrifices for the common good. War bonds, voluntary rationing, increased work hours in factories were just a few of the sacrifices made during wartime. Eisenhower asserts that the relationship of the president and Congress change dramatically during war-time and immediately thereafter....   [tags: Lyndon B. Johnson, Vietnam War, United States]

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The, The Civil Rights Movement And Christianity

- Hello all. This is Emily Gerard here I am presenting on the week 6 readings on slavery, the Civil Rights movement and Christianity. The readings this week are, I think, particularly interesting and timely. I would be remiss if I did not talk about the fact that racial issues discussed in our readings this week are still very much present in our culture today. While slavery has been abolished for over 150 years, and the Jim Crow laws were dismantled over 50 years ago through the 1964 Civil Rights Act, complete racial equality has yet to be achieved here in the United States....   [tags: Abolitionism, William Lloyd Garrison]

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Developing Countries Healthcare Issues and Charitable Organizations that Address Their Needs

- Here in America, having the privilege to go to the doctors even when you are not ill is taken for granted. While you’ve been comfortably impatient waiting in a doctors office, have you ever taken the time to think about the millions of people around the world who die merely because they do not have the medicine, the care, and the knowledge to even help themselves prevent these easily preventable diseases and illnesses. Every sixty seconds, malaria claims life of another precious child. Maybe this is news to you or maybe this is your opportunity to let this problem resonate, while taking into account the health issues others around the world face on a daily basis....   [tags: International politics, developing countries]

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Greed Caused the American Civil War

- Of the seven deadly sins, the one that has plagued the United States the most throughout its history is greed.. Greed -- i.e., "the excessive desire to possess wealth or goods with the intention of keeping it for oneself." – can be seen in 1614, when Thomas Hunt sailed to Spain from his expedition in America with a ship packed with Patuxet Indians, bound to be sold into slavery. It can also be seen in 1773 as a major factor of the Boston Tea Party, where King George III was yearning for more control over colonial governments and hungry for the revenue from it....   [tags: American History]

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Lincoln, the Movie

- Lincoln is a riveting movie on the true events leading up to the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment and the end of the Civil War. Lincoln is directed by Steven Spielberg and Daniel Day-Lewis starred in the movie as Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln is based on the book Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln by Doris Kearns Goodwin. Lincoln was nominated for twelve Academy Awards. Daniel Day-Lewis won Best Actor in a Motion Picture at the Golden Globe Awards. Despite all the good praise for Lincoln, there was still some criticisms about the Lincoln by movie critics....   [tags: film analysis]

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Max Weber's Theory of Bureaucracy

- “Public administration entails civil servants implementing a specified policy within the confines of a government executive framework. Public administrators ensure that every facet of federal, state, and local public services are offered and executed to help pave the way for the future.” (Public) More simply stated public administration deals with the mechanics of the government, and works to create a more efficient system from which one is operate in the most optimal and proficient way. Public administration deals with departments across the bored with a majority of them being bureaucratic organizations....   [tags: Business Management ]

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American Territorial Expansion Of America

- When the shape of America first started to grow from just land to the 13 colonies to the westward expansion of our country in less than a century, it sure feels like hopes and dreams came true. Though it might have seemed like an easier task, it took luck, labor, and intense warfare. The long process of American territorial expansion was justified by a mid-century ideology known as Manifest Destiny (pg 1). The one people we seem to forget about when we discuss the growing settlement of our country are the Native Americans....   [tags: United States]

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The Founding Fathers Beliefs

- The United States Constitution is the most important document in American history. The founding fathers put intense time and effort into creating a system that would establish America as a great nation for a long time. The main focus of this paper is to figure out whether or not The Founding Fathers intended for America to be a Christian nation. In order to get a clear understanding it is essential to first look at the premises of the Constitution. Throughout this paper we will take a look at the views of Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison....   [tags: Christianity, Freedom of Religion]

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Graduation Speech: Regrets

- Let me begin by saying that I am very honored to be addressing the County High School Class of 2012 as students of this institution for the last time. We've spent these last four years creating some serious memories: four years of chieftain power, leaking roofs, questionable Homecoming skits, and musical principals. Four years of good teachers, bad teachers, new teachers, old teachers. Four years of youth, music, growing up and breaking free. Four rubber chickens, four yearbooks, four ASB presidents and four chubby bunnies....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

- Although Abraham Lincoln was President over a century ago he is still considered to be one of our greatest Presidents, and his legacy remains important today." By the late 1800s, tensions in America had led to a split between the Northern and Southern states. During this period, the North became more industrialized as the South more agricultural. The two sides developed differing economies and ideas. By April 14, 1861, at Fort Sumter, the tensions came to a head as the American Civil War began....   [tags: American Civil War, United States, Abraham Lincoln]

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Analysis Of The Book ' Dammed If I Ever Did Know '

- “Dammed if I ever did know”, an answer from a Confederate soldier in the book Sartoris (2). The question of why they fought or better yet What They Fought For. James McPherson wrote What They Fought For: 1861-1865 in memory of civil war soldiers making an audience see the real answer of what they fought for. Not all soldiers had a definite answer of why they fought, but it was definitely an open-ended question. In order to find a realistic answer to the question, McPherson gathered physical emotions from personal letters and diaries from soldiers during their war experience (1)....   [tags: American Civil War, Confederate States of America]

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Leadership in The Things They Carried by Patrick O’Brien

- Natural born leaders are almost nonexistent in today’s military. Military members have to complete numerous leadership classes as you progress through the military ranks whether you are an enlisted or as an officer. There are many attributes that people would have to possess to be considered a great leader. Some of those attributes include honesty, respect, trustworthy, and enthusiasm just to name a few. There have been many leaders I have worked with or for over my past 19 years in the Army. One of the most important one would have to be honesty....   [tags: military, integrity, honesty]

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My Fellow Americans: John F. Kennedy´s Presidential Speech Analysis

- Lots of things were happening in 1960 with John F. Kennedy was to be the president of the United States of America. America is going through a period of where they are scared and worried about what is going on in the world around them. They needed a strong leader to turn them around and get them back on top. John F. Kennedy gave them just what they need to hear with his inauguration address. He spoke of helping others, working together and protecting are freedom at all cost. It was exactly what the citizens of the United States needed to hear at exact moment....   [tags: Sixties, Soviets]

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Was Lincoln Prepared to Fight the Civil War?

- From these documents, would you say that Lincoln was prepared to fight the Civil War when the southern states seceded to create the Confederacy, or did he seem hesitant and indecisive. Use sources together from Chapter 3, “From Secession to War”: p. 58 to middle of p. 59 + p. 62 to middle of p. 70 (including First Inaugural Address) + bottom of p. 85 to end of p. 93 (Annual Address) [24 pages] On November 6, 1860, Abraham Lincoln was elected as president in the United State. But, the United States had been divided in the 1850s, due to the question about expansion of slavery and the rights of the slave owner....   [tags: primary source analysis]

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From Black Thursday to The New Deals

- On October 24, 1929, everything changed. On the day that came to be known as "Black Thursday" the prices on the stock market crashed. Investors were made nervous by the rising interest rates, and suddenly sold their shares causing prices to drop dramatically. On the following Tuesday, October 29, prices sank even further. 16 million shares were dumped on the market as investors grew panicked. This was known as the stock market crash of 1929, which was one of the many causes of the start of the Great Depression....   [tags: stock, market, prices, investors]

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Systematic Human Rights Violations Over The Years

- The United States has laid its claim to many examples of systematic human rights violations over the years, but what I plan to address over the upcoming weeks is its violations against the African American population from the viewpoint of a nongovernmental organization. I plan to specifically examine the years of slavery and, how due to a lack of a proper traditional justice strategy the negligence has only continued over the years through forms of racism, segregation, and acts of police brutality we are currently seeing in the southern states of America....   [tags: United States, Human rights, American Civil War]

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Abraham Lincoln and Slavery

- Abraham Lincoln and Slavery Many Americans believe that Abraham Lincoln was the “Great Emancipator,” the sole individual who ended slavery, and the man who epitomizes freedom. In his brief presidential term, Lincoln dealt with an unstable nation, with the South seceding from the country and in brink of leaving permanently. The differing ideologies between the North and South about the economy and slavery quickly lead to civil war. It was now the duty of Lincoln to maintain the unity of the nation....   [tags: Slavery Essays]

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The Legacy of John F. Kennedy

- Our Fellow American The late president John Fitzgerald Kennedy once said, “Sure it's a big job; but I don't know anyone who can do it better than I can” (“John F. Kennedy” BrainyQuote.com). Kennedy was a young and fresh political figure at the time of his election in 1960. The thirty-fifth president of the United States was born May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts. He was the youngest president ever, as well as the first and only Roman Catholic president (Bass, et al.). His presidency was shortened by an assassin on November 22, 1963, in Dallas, Texas....   [tags: Charisma, American History]

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The American Civil War: Abraham Lincoln

- ... He met Mary Todd and married her. Lincoln got elected to the house of representatives in 1846. He hadn’t been popular with voter in Illinois for his stance against the U.S. war with Mexico, but he began his term the following year. After his term was over, promising not to seek reelection, he moved back to Springfield in 1849. However, certain events pushed him back towards politics. Stephen Douglas, a democrat in congress, pushed the passage of the Kansas-Nebraska act, which declared that the voters of each territory had the right to chose whether the territory should have slaves or be free, instead of the federal government choosing that....   [tags: wartime leader, union victory]

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The Independence Of The Electoral College

- “In 1787 our founding fathers believed that that the general population was not educated enough to select the president of the United State” (Bonsor, 2000, p.). This was one of the concerns our founders had when they wrote Article II, section 1 of our Constitution, which laid out the framework for the Electoral College process that we still use to this day. An article by Bronsor and Dove, states that “the Electoral College provided security to concerns that the governing people had,in this era of our nation’s history, to ensure a viable election process, such as the unlikelihood that a candidate would have a national presence amongst the general public”(2015)....   [tags: Election, Elections, Voting]

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The Civil Religion Of A Country

- The civil religion of a country highlights the achievements of the country. “… America’s civil religion celebrates a mythic interpretation of the country’s origins, heroic figures, and ultimate destiny” (3, Fulmer). America believes the active promotion of freedom, human rights, democracy, and peace. “ Briefly, America’s civil religion is the celebration of a particular sacred past, the narrative of which contains accounts of destined individuals, and foretells a special destiny for the country, provided its inhabitants remain faithful to their legacy....   [tags: President of the United States, Democratic Party]

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For Another Mans Freedom

- For Another Man's Freedom "All men are created equal", but the men this is pertaining to are not the men losing blood in this battle at Gettysburg. The men losing their lives in this war are men fighting for what they believe in, for the benefit of their suggested equals. Stepping forward, and then looking back; these memories, and the impact these memories have, are not and will never be forgotten. The blood which was shed in this great battle at Gettysburg could never be forgotten....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Isn't It Time For Reaganomics?

- From his acting career, General Electric spokesmen, Governor of California, and Presidency Ronald Reagan showed a committed presence with whomever he dealt with. As President, Ronald Reagan encountered many significant events, from surviving an assassination attempt to the space shuttle Challenger disaster; however, probably the most significant (with respects to today’s financial nightmare) was his economic policy, how it changed the prior policy, and how it contrasts our present economic policy....   [tags: Economics]

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Reaganomics: The Ronald Reagan Administration

- Reaganomics “We're not, as some would have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline. I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing. So, with all the creative energy at our command, let us begin an era of national renewal. Let us renew our determination, our courage, and our strength. And let us renew our faith and our hope.” –Ronald Reagan, First Inaugural Address Soon after Ronald Reagan entered the White House in 1981, he launched what David Stockman, head of the Office of Management and the budget, called a “blitzkrieg.” While Ronald Reagan and Adolf Hitler are far different people, both used blitzkr...   [tags: monetary policy, hitler, war]

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The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln was part of the Republican Party, who ran for candidacy in 1860 and won, who became the 16th president of the United States. Lincoln is known for intention way of changing the world, boarding a new way of life and almost destroying the country. Lincoln contributed many things into the history of the country, for example and most important the Civil War. After Lincoln took office in 1860, afraid southerners seceded from the country, frightened about the future of slavery in the Republican Party hands....   [tags: American Civil War, Abraham Lincoln]

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American Community Survey

- Introduction The definition of American Community Survey (ACS) by the U.S. Census Bureau is “an ongoing survey that provides data every year and giving communities the current information they need to plan investments and services [1]. All rights reserved. Used here for educational purposes only." The American Community Survey intended to deliver the most recent demographic, economic, social, and housing evaluation during the years. The ACS is a part of the U.S. Census Bureau and they save some information every year that is approximately in more than 40 different topics....   [tags: U.S census, data, master address file]

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Rhetorical Analysis of JFK's Inauguration Speech

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy delivered one of the most important American speeches after being sworn in as president on January 20, 1961. His inauguration speech was so influential that it seized the nation’s attention, and quotes from it are still clearly remembered by people today. It is considered one of the best speeches ever written and ever delivered. It presents a strong appeal to pathos, ethos, and logos and accomplishes what any speaker strives for – it speaks straight to the heart of the audience and inspires people....   [tags: John Fitzgerald Kennedy]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography

- In 1910, Franklin D. Roosevelt had entered his first election. This election wasn’t for U.S. Presidency, but for the New York State Senate instead. With the help of his campaigning, his name, and a landslide vote from Democrats, he had won his first election at the age of 28. Surprisingly the district he ran in had voted Republican for 32 years straight. This was just the start to Roosevelt’s political career. Roosevelt was not like others who came before him. The article “Franklin D. Roosevelt Biography” written by the editors of biography.com states, “As a state senator, Roosevelt opposed elements of the Democratic political machine in New York....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States]

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Theodore Roosevelt's Contributions To American Political Thought

- Theodore Roosevelt's Contributions to American Political Thought Throughout his tenure as a civil servant, Theodore Roosevelt perpetually involved himself in matters of reform. Well read and well traveled, Roosevelt expressed his wide array of political thought out of experience as well as an underlying desire to see the United States establish itself as a world power under the ideals of a democratic republic—a wolf amongst sheep on the world scene. The nation's twenty-sixth president laid the framework for foreign policy as we know it....   [tags: Roosevelt President US American History]

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What is Patriotism?

- What is patriotism. Merriam-Webster defines patriotism as love for or devotion to one's country. “I love America more than any other country in this world, and, exactly for this reason, I insist on the right to criticize her perpetually,” James Baldwin. “The notion that a radical is one who hates his country is naïve and usually idiotic. He is, more likely, one who likes his country more than the rest of us, and is thus more disturbed than the rest of us when he sees it debauched. He is not a bad citizen turning to crime; he is a good citizen driven to despair.” H....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The American Civil War

- The American Civil War One of the documents I have chosen is the Address of Negroes. It started in Alexandria, Virginia, from August 2 to 5, 1865 was address to the Loyal Citizens and Congress of the United States of America adopted by a Convention of Negroes. It states that the war is over, the rebellion is “ put down”, and we are declared free. Four-fifths of our enemies are paroled or amnestied, and the other fifth are being pardoned, and the president has, in his efforts at the reconstruction of the Civil government of the states, late in rebellion, left us entirely at the mercy of these subjugated but unconverted rebels, in everything save the privilege o...   [tags: Papers]

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To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

- Atticus Finch was a character from a small town called Maycomb in a time that we come to know is shortly following FDR’s first inaugural address. Times are hard in small town America and ethics as well as morals are shaped by the way people interact with one another. Atticus has many admirable character traits; tranquility, honesty, humility, and a strong sense of civic duty. Atticus is asked to defend Tom Robinson, an African-American man accused of raping a Caucasian woman. The penalty for rape in Maycomb was death....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Reagan’s Economic Policy

- As President, Ronald Reagan encountered many significant events; from surviving an assassination attempt, to the space shuttle Challenger disaster. Perhaps the most significant event was the economic downturn. He came to office (much like President Obama) in the midst of an economic crisis; however, President Reagan was able to turn the economy around. How did he do this. In order to answer this question, you must first ask what the economy was like when he was sworn into office, how his policy changed from the prior administration’s policy, and how it contrasts our present economic policy....   [tags: US Government]

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Franklin Roosevelt: Man of the Year

- Franklin Roosevelt: Man of the Year Assuming the Presidency at the depth of the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt helped the American people regain faith in themselves. He brought hope as he promised prompt, vigorous action, and asserted in his Inaugural Address, "the only thing we have to fear is fear itself." When the nation was at it’s worst, Roosevelt was at his best. In his first 100 days in office, Roosevelt pushed through many new programs in order to help fix the problems of the depression....   [tags: History]

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The Great Depression of the 1930's

- The Great Depression of the 1930's On October 24th, 1929 the complete collapse of the stock market began, about 13 million shares of stock were sold. Tuesday, October 29th (known every since as Black Tuesday) made the damage worse, more than 16 million shares were sold. The value of most shares fell sharply, leaving financial ruin and panic in its place. There had been panics like this before and there has been many afterward, but never did a market crash have such a long-term effect on our country....   [tags: Papers]

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Profiles in Courage: Sam Houston

- Sam Houston was a great man in our history. He stood up for what he believed was good for the Union not the North or the South. When Sam was rebuked for providing the winning margin for his opponents he said “I know neither North nor South; I know only the Union.” He also said everyone “…must stand firm to the Union, regardless of all personal consequences.” He was fiercely ambitious, yet at the end he sacrificed for principle all he had ever won or wanted. He was a Southerner, and yet he steadfastly maintained his loyalty to the Union....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bush's Agenda

- This analytical article is simply giving a list of the new agenda the re-elected president has. The war on terrorism, Iraq, Social Security, Tax code, medical malpractice, and guest worker program are the highlights. His inaugural speech was filled with ideas of “freedom” and “liberty”. Bush sets out on 2nd term with ambitious plans President Bush today set forth on an ambitious second-term agenda of reshaping Social Security and sparking democracy in the Middle East after wrapping up his inaugural today with moments of prayer and reflection....   [tags: US President's responsibilities]

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Graduation Speech

- I realize that, during these short minutes I have to address my fellow classmates, all I truly have to offer you are my own thoughts and a little bit of philosophy that I have picked up during my three years here at West High School. Throughout our high school careers, we have been presented with clichés and catch-phrases that are meant to epitomize our entire school career into three or four words: Class of 2000, Bridge to the Millennium, and The Future is Now. As true as all of those phrases may be, I do not believe that any of them can define our entire education....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- I am extremely proud to be given the opportunity to address you all during this wonderful and momentous celebration. Each and every one of you deserves the greatest congratulations. You have paid a price to be here; put sweat, frustration, anger, effort, tears, blood and now triumph into your years at Napier High School. You all should be incredibly proud of yourselves. You know that you make your life whatever you want. And what you put in, you get out. Like the cross country girls' motto: "Where you find success you find sacrifice," if you give, you shall receive....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Well, seniors, here we are. It is time for us to "take on the world" as the popular Christian song states. Not only are we going to be responsible for taking on the world in the near future, but we will also be responsible for many, many other things. Just what we need, right. Well, think about it. New college classes, new jobs, new friends, possibly new spouses in the slightly distant future, new rug-rats in the more distant future. I don't know about you, but the idea of the world giving that much responsibility to someone like -- you fill in the blank -- scares me severely....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Good evening parents, teachers, honored guests and soon to be graduates. My name is Ed Burrower, I'm the senior class president. A few weeks ago, I was told that I would be speaking at graduation. I was asked to put together a speech for tonight -- I've become experienced at speech writing over the past couple of weeks. The speech that you are hearing is the fourth one I've written, the recycle bin needs to be emptied at home and I need a new highlighter. Thank you, Mr. Mier, you get an "A+" for your help as my speech teacher but an "F" for saving trees....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- The Class of 2012. How long have we heard these words applied to us. Long years starting with broken crayons in kindergarten to inside-out sweatshirts in middle school to late English essays — 13 years of learning from the simplest counting to complicated algebra and calculus, from reciting our ABCs to reading Shakespeare. Imagine, us coming out of our respective middle schools into this monster of a campus. With three times as many people — people who drive. People who have cars and are legal adults....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- To the County High School Class of 2012: As you sit in front of me, I know what most of you are thinking at the moment. There are those who are already pondering about what life without high school will be like; those who are debating whether or not to tell your crush tonight about your whispers of adoration you’ve secretly held for four years; some simply want to get out of that ungodly chair, get that thing that isn’t really a diploma but only tells you when to pick up the thing, and then be the first one on the green bus to the grad party — you know who you are....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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Graduation Speech

- Ladies, gentlemen, parents, friends, family, staff, fellow students: Instead of taking up more time and reading my speech, it is available to you at http://www.olen’s_speech.com. Thank you. No, just kidding. But seriously folks... Today we are gathered here to celebrate our graduation from 12 long years of schooling. The education granted to us has been a privilege. One so graciously given to us by the citizens of our state, by our community, and by our parents. Today would not be possible without them....   [tags: Graduation Speech, Commencement Address]

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The Civil War

- The Civil War The Civil War is acknowledged as the greatest war in American history. Known as "The War that Never Ended". Nearly three million fought, and 600,000 died. It was the only war fought on American soil by Americans, and for that reason we have always been fascinated with The Civil War. On April 12, 1861, at 4:30 AM, Confederates under General Pierre Beauregard opened fire upon Fort Sumter in Charleston, South Carolina with the use of 50 cannons. The Civil War began. The Civil War lasted 4 years, from 1861 until 1865....   [tags: American History Essays]

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Mischief in Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken

- Mischief in "The Road Not Taken" On December 16, 1916, he received a warm letter from Meiklejohn, looking forward to his presence at Amherst and saying that that morning in chapel he had read aloud "The Road Not Taken," "and then told the boys about your coming. They applauded vigorously and were evidently much delighted by the prospect." Alexander Meiklejohn was an exceptionally high-minded educator whose principles and whose moral tone toward things may be illustrated most briefly and clearly by some statements from his essay "What the College Is." This, his inaugural address as president of Amherst, was printed for a time as an introduction to the college catalogue....   [tags: The Road Not Taken]

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Politics and Religious Faith in the Media

- Politics and Religious Faith in the Media On January 29, 3003, thousands of Americans were seated in front of their television screens, eagerly and somberly watching the man on the screen. During the man’s speech, the words “There’s power, wonder-working power” were brought forth, and it was those very words which have turned heads, and incurred opinions, articles, and editorials across the nation. Had this man been a preacher there is no doubt that his comments would have gone un-criticized. However, this man was not a preacher, but rather George Bush, the President of the United States of America....   [tags: Essays on Politics]

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JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICANISM

- JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICANISM After the extreme partisanship of 1800, it was expected by supporters and foes alike that the presidential administration of Thomas Jefferson would pioneer substantial and even radical changes. The federal government was now in the hands of a relentless man and a persistent party that planned to diminish its size and influence. But although he overturned the principal Federalist domestic and foreign policies, Thomas Jefferson generally pursued the course as a chief executive, quoting his inaugural address “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” With true republicans warming most of the seats of power throughout the branches, except in the Judiciary,...   [tags: essays papers]

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Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln was a man who was best known for bold standing against the difficult problems of his day. Issues such as slavery, negro social and political rights, and saving the Union in a nation based on the Declaration of Independence. Lincoln had many strength as well as flaws. He considered himself a common man and was not interested in his ancestry. Lincoln was a self educated man, who had never had a full year of schooling in his life. But, the 16th President of the United States became "a casualty of conflict"....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Presidential Anomalies

- Presidential Anomalies There has been a very unusual historical occurrence involving the presidency since the early 19th Century. Every candidate that had run for the office of President of the United States in an election year at the beginning of a decade has either been assassinated, died, or had been shot while in office. This historical anomaly is very peculiar going into the election of 2000, and should perhaps give the respective candidates pause. Starting with the election of 1840, candidate General William Henry Harrison was easily elected as the celebrated military hero of the most recent Indian Wars....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Vicente Fox

- Vicente Fox Vicente Fox Quesada, the current president of Mexico, ended the 71 year rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party in Mexico when he was elected president on December 1, 2000. Fox belongs to the National Action Party that represents the democratic power in Mexico. His drive and passion has drastically improved the nation's economy. Fox was born in Mexico City on July 2, 1942. He grew up on the San Cristobal Ranch with his nine siblings in the state of Guanajuato. Fox credits his childhood background for teaching him to "see close up one of the evils that unnecessarily allifted our country, poverty." Despite any drawbacks he faced, Fox studied business administrat...   [tags: Biography]

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Cold Wars Third World Countries

- Cold Wars Third World Countries The cold war spawned many different third world rebellions and affected many small countries during its course. The cold war occurred after World War 2 between two main opposing sides: United States and the USSR. The reason for the conflict between the two world superpowers was the differential views on government and the politically correct society. The term ‘First, Second and Third world countries’ applies to their association during the Cold war era. First world countries were the countries associated with the United States and it’s other non-communist industrial allies....   [tags: essays papers]

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Franklin Roosevelt (FDR)

- President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s program of relief, recovery, and reform that aimed at solving the economic problems created by the Depression of the 1930’s, was referred to as the New Deal. The Great Society was the name given to the domestic program of the U.S. president Lyndon B. Johnson. Both programs had similar yet opposing points. Something had to be done about the banking system disintegration, and the most conservative business leaders were as ready for government intervention as the most advanced radicals (Garraty 765)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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George C. Wallace

- George Wallace The 1960's were characterized as an era full of turmoil. During this era, one of the most controversial topics was the fight over civil rights. One of the key political figures against civil rights movement and pro-segregation was George Wallace. Wallace represented the racist southern view. Many Americans were segregationist, but Wallace was adamant about the topic. Many established political figures were assassinated, during the 1960's. Martin Luther King, JFK, and RFK were all positive visionaries caused controversy throughout that decade....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Lincoln Memorial

- Washington, DC is a spectacular place. This being my first time in DC, I was in awe of everything and all the historical places I encountered. The presence of the monuments and history is what made the capitol so magnificent. Having only read about the Lincoln memorial, I never had the chance to experience the sensation of being inside such an honorable place of importance. The imposing white marble walls of the memorial and the many people surrounding it could be seen from afar. Arriving at the location, an unknown feeling came over me....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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George Washington

- George Washington (February 22, 1732 – December 14, 1799) was the dominant military and political leader of the new United States of America from 1775 to 1799. He led the American victory over Britain in the American Revolutionary War as commander in chief of the Continental Army in 1775–1783, and he presided over the writing of the Constitution in 1787. As the unanimous choice to serve as the first President of the United States (1789–1797), he developed the forms and rituals of government that have been used ever since, such as using a cabinet system and delivering an inaugural address....   [tags: American Government, Politics]

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Bush's Inauguration

- In his first speech as the nation's chief executive, President Bush delivered a stunning address capable of reuniting a nation bitterly divided, many say. A plethora of flags hanging behind the U.S. Capitol stage, Bush spoke to a crowd of thousands after being sworn in to office Saturday. And it was a speech lined with obvious passion and a call for all Americans to unite, especially since the Florida ballot melee has left a sour taste in the mouth of much of America. "I will work to build a single nation of justice and opportunity," he told a crowd so Republican that it heavily booed both President Clinton and Vice President Gore when the pair were introduced before the swearing-...   [tags: essays research papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy John Fitzgerald Kennedy 35th president of the United States, the youngest person ever to be elected president. He was also the first Roman Catholic president and the first president to be born in the 20th century. Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as president. Therefore his achievements were limited. Nevertheless, his influence was worldwide, and his handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis may have prevented war. Young people especially liked him....   [tags: Biographies Presidents Papers]

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John Fitzgerald Kennedy

- On the Road to His Grave By a razor-thin margin in the November 1960 election, John F. Kennedy was elected as the 35th president of the United States. Most Americans admired his winning personality, his charisma, and his assiduous energy. He won the hearts of the nation with his charm and youth. Tragically, an assassin’s bullet cut short Kennedy’s term as president. On November 22, 1963, the youthful was shot to death while riding in a motorcade in Dallas, Texas. John was born on May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Mass., and was the second of nine....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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John F. Kennedy

- John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born May 29, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, into one of the wealthiest families in the United States. Universally called "JFK," he became a millionaire at the age of 21 when his father gave him one million dollars, but politics and sports were of much more importance to him. He loved touch football, tennis, golf, sailing, and swimming. JFK attended Princeton University and Harvard, graduating from there cum laude. He attended Stanford University business school before serving in the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Abraham Lincoln

- Abraham Lincoln, from the backwoods of Hodgenville Kentucky, rose to become one of the greatest presidents of the United States. During his attempt to keep the Union in the Civil War, he gained more power and authority than any president before him. A excellent politician, Lincoln was always looked upon for leadership for he put reason and thoughtful decisions behind his word.Abraham Lincoln, born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hawks on February 12, 1809, was conceived in a log cabin built by his father....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Appealing?

- Inauguration of a President is a grand occasion in America. This is held often in January after the previous office holder is removed from office due to the expired term of the previous President. At this induction, the new President, after taking the oath into office, gives his inaugural address in front of the nation. Inaugural addresses tell what the newly inducted President will do for his term. Presidents state the important parts of why they were chosen and what they will attempt to complete to better the nation, and lead it efficiently....   [tags: American History]

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Jeffersonian Republicans

- JEFFERSONIAN DEMOCRACY Looking back on the election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson described it as being "as real a revolution in the principles of our government as that of 1776 was in its form; not effected indeed by the sword, as that, but by the rational and peaceable instrument of reform, the suffrage of the people." Jefferson saw his election as reversing an earlier trend away from republicanism. The departure from true republican principles, as he judged it, had begun with the economic policies of Alexander Hamilton favoring financial and manufacturing interests and the strengthening of the national government at the expense of the states....   [tags: Political Science]

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Abraham Lincoln

- On February 12, 1809 a boy was born unto Thomas and Nancy Lincoln in a one room log cabin on Nolin Creek near Hodgenville, Kentucky. Who would know that this son of a farmer and a boy with not much education would grow up to be not only the 16th President of the United States but also one of the most famous speakers in history. I will chronicle for you some of the most remembered and effective public addresses of President Abraham Lincoln. Lincoln’s rise to presidency was a lengthy one. His first political speech came in 1830 after he and his family moved to Illinois where they settled on undeclared land along the Sangamon River; he was in favor of improving navigation on this river....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Nixon Speech

- Nixon Speech 1. President Nixon's contributions to American society are so vast that it would take me all of my time here this evening as well as most of the first year of my Presidency to list and discuss all of them with you. 2. Never has a President contributed so vastly to building a dominant foreign policy as well as such a large domestic agenda. Having grown from such humble beginnings Richard Nixon, in the spirit of all that is American, fought his way to political stardom. 3. As a young go getter, Nixon gain popularity by taking a strong stand against Communism, and the world it creates....   [tags: Papers]

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reagan

- Throughout the history of our great United States of America we have seen many presidents some great and some insignificant, some impacting the nation in a positive way, others negatively, and some, seemly accomplishing very little in their four year term as president. Ronald Regan was a popular president, a former Hollywood actor he was reelected to a second term in 1985. President Regan was the oldest man elected president. He was the first President to appoint a woman to the Supreme Court, Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor....   [tags: essays research papers]

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