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"In the Middle of Difficulty Lies Opportunity" -- Albert Einstein When Albert Einstein had a difficult problem to solve, he tried to see the opportunity of learning something new while he was working on the solution to his problem. Since he was a curious scientist, he had some knowledge in different fields, but he knew he wasn't an expert in all of them. When he was trying to write his theory of general relativity, he took the opportunity to ask mathematicians and physicists that he knew to review his work. He was glad to get other scientists' ideas and opinions on the problem. He didn't allow himself to feel like he was at a dead end, and that he would never solve his problem. Instead, he saw the chance to look at the problem in a different way. He knew he could learn more about advanced mathematics or light or astronomy by asking his scientist friends. Einstein's idea was that anyone should try to see the opportunities for learning from problems that have not been solved yet. I think the quote means that first of all, you should not feel stuck when you are in a difficult situation. You should think to yourself, "Why am I having such a hard time figuring this out? What am I missing? Who can I ask who knows something about this? Maybe I can find out the information myself?" Asking yourself these questions will start to show you that the problem might not be so bad after all! It could be interesting talking to someone who knows a lot more about the problem than you do. The first person you ask might recommend a second friend, and that person might direct you to a third friend. Without realizing it, it turns out that you have made three...
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During the early twentieth century there had been many grand scientist to surface, but the one that comes to most peoples mind's is the incredible Albert Einstein. Many people may only know Einstein for his astonishing science achievements, but none about his life. Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879 (Albert Einstein). As Albert was growing up he spent the beginning of his childhood life schooling in Munich, where it is said that he was considered a slow learner. Sense Albert was not so fond of his new school he was eventually expelled from it due to his disliking of class. Einstein then moved to Switzerland where he continued his education and enrolled at the Federal Institute of Technology (Einstein). Here he started to turn to his studies as well as training to become a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and as he saw was unable to find a teaching post, he accepted a position as technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office (Albert Einstein-Biography). Although his job didn't have to do much with physics, it allowed him time to finish his research and publish his ideas in special journals. In 1903, he married Mileva Maric and later on had two of Einstein's children Hans and Edward (Einstein). Einstein would later on published five separate papers in a journal, the Analysis of Physics. These papers helped Einstein get a doctrines degree from the University of Zurich as well as developing modern physics and earning him a new reputation. The biggest year of Einstein's life would have to be in 1905 where it is said to be the "Miracle Year" of his life (Einstein). He was well known for his Special Theory of Relativity, which...
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Presentation by Yan Zhang and Yong Shen Alcohol abuse A friend of my friend was an alcoholic. One day, he was out of control after drinking and jumped from a six-story building. He is still alive but retarded because his head was damaged. It¡¯s a real story. This is a painful experience, not only to him, but also to the people around him. Lots of people like drinking. For those who use it responsibly, alcohol can be a part of a healthy lifestyle and can enhance the quality of life. However, the abuse of alcohol has the potential to ruin lives. It can impact human¡¯s health, cause family problems, and social problems. Alcohol can both physically and psychologically influence a person¡¯s health; not only themselves, but also their children. Chronic alcoholism damages the brain, liver, heart and other organs. Numbers of deaths for Alcohol-related liver cirrhosis are 11798 in 1998 and 11945 in 1997 in the United States. In high doses, alcohol can cause loss of consciousness and even death. Drinking during pregnancy is dangerous. Alcohol can have a number of harmful effects on the baby, such as abortion, causing retardation or learning and behavioral problems. We don¡¯t know how much alcohol is required to cause these problems. However, these alcohol-related diseases are one hundred percent preventable. Alcohol can cause family problems, such as domestic violence, divorce and difficult children. People can¡¯t control themselves after they drink. Their body says ¡°no¡± but their mind says ¡°yes¡±. I saw many examples of this before. A husband argued with his wife after he got drunk. He yelled at her concerning house chores and hit her. But when he was sober, he always regretted hitting her and said ¡°sorry¡± to her. However, he repeated his silly actions again and again. His wife lost hope in him and...
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With the alcohol abuse and alcoholism lower in countries that don't have a drinking age; it is a mystery to me why this country does not try the same approach. The drinking age in the United States is unrealistic for today's society. The magical age of 21 does just not seem appropriate and some people still are not ready to handle alcohol on their own and the people that have been drinking Moderately were ready long before 21. Turning 21. Is your body really that much different at 21 then it was at 18. How much do you mature from age 18 to 21 and why is the drinking age what it is. At 18 you can do just about anything, drive, go to a strip club, and marry women, vote for presidency, pay taxes to your government, take out loans at a bank, and risk your life in the army, but not drink. This makes alcohol a tantalizing forbidden fruit that is abused because kids couldn't before and now at 21 they can. If kids at young ages could drink moderately with their parents, alcoholism and alcohol abuse wouldn't be as bad as it is today. Alcoholism and alcohol abuse is where it's at because prohibit ting it from responsible teens creates an atmosphere where alcoholism and abuse becomes a problem, and it has. Though the per capita of alcohol in France, Spain, and Portugal is higher than the United States, the rate of alcoholism and abuse is lower. The alcoholism and abuse leads to tragedy. If we don't allow drinking at a young age supervised by adults, it can lead to fatal accidents later. An intoxicated student maneuvered his way into a chimney where he died and was found three days later by students. A student was nearly electrocuted when he climbed to the top of a moving train at a station. He survived but later three of his limbs were...
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Advertising is a very important tool to motivate people to buy a specific product. However, advertisement may lead people to buy what is not good for them. One example is the advertising of alcohol. Lately, many argued that these advertisements became available in lots of places such as TV, radio, Internet, restaurants, and music festivals. Lots of people think that these advertisements are affecting youth a lot, so the law should do something to stop this. Others say that it should be limited to the print media, as are cigarette ads. From my point of view, I agree that alcohol ads should be limited to the print media. To support this, I will give some reasons and facts about it. Alcohol companies use TV very much to advertise for Alcohol. Most TV alcohol ads appear during prime time, late in the evening, and on weekend afternoons. In these ads, alcohol companies use attractive ads that use animals, cartoons and music. Because of this, youth find these ads funny and attractive. Some studies found that lots of youth can name more brands of beer than older people, and some of them can remember the songs on the ads. Radio is another tool that alcohol companies use to advertise for alcohol. Some studies say that 99.2% of teenagers listen to radio every week, and 80.6% listen every day. The Center on Alcohol Marketing and youth argue that alcohol companies use radio to send too much ads to teenagers by having these ads on the times when teenagers listen to them. The center found four important results. First, youth heard more radio ads for beer and distilled spirits. Second, alcohol ads were placed on stations with youth formats. Third, alcohol ads were aired when youth listen most. Fourth, sixty three of 160 alcohol brands sent...
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Alcoholism is a problem that ravishes this country. More and more people each day fall victim to this disorder. Alcoholism has caused pain to the alcoholic and to his or her family. A major cause of alcoholism corresponds to the personality of the abuser. It has also been used as a device to repress stress and reduce tension in their lives. In explanation of the phenomenon of alcoholism as a psychological construct, two distinct theories which apply are the personality theory and the tension reduction theory. Personality theory and the tension reduction theory illustrate the use of alcohol as a negative influence and conceptualizations about alcohol. The procedures used to the analyze these concepts in relation to one another from a scientifically acceptable general principal is called a theory. Theory is a set of statements or principles devised to explain a group of facts or phenomena, especially one that has been repeatedly tested or is widely accepted and can be used to make predictions about natural phenomena. "Theory represents our attempt to organize previous empirical observations into a series of logical rules that represent our hypotheses about the causal influences on the phenomenon of alcoholism (Blane p.1)." Alcoholism is known to be the most highly prevalent disorders in the United States and many other modern societies. Although a number of psychological factors have been concerned in the study of alcoholism, the general belief that personality plays an important role in causing alcoholism has been a major theme for much of history up to today. Personality is "internal, organized, and characteristic of an individual over time and situations, and his motivational and adaptive significance" (Blane p. 56). A brief overview of various models of personality that have been promoted as comprehensive beliefs focus on either the three major dimension (Big Three) or five...
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Alfred Binet and the Age of Intelligence Testing "It seems to us that in intelligence there is a fundamental faculty, the alteration or the lack of which, is of the utmost importance for practical life. This faculty is judgment, otherwise called good sense, practical sense, initiative, the faculty of adapting one's self to circumstances. A person may be a moron or an imbecile if he is lacking in judgment; but with good judgment he can never be either. Indeed the rest of the intellectual faculties seem of little importance in comparison with judgment". This excerpt from Alfred Binet and Theodore Simon's writings, sums up their experiments done in the early 20th century to test intelligence. With the help of Alfred Binet's colleagues, he set the stage for the world's earliest forms of IQ tests. Alfred Binet was bored in 1857 and was raised in Nice and Paris by his artistic mother. As a child he thought he was going to enter the world of medicine like his father; a well-known doctor in France. However, at a young age, to cure Binet's timidity, his father made him touch a cadaver. This treatment only added to his anxieties and the memory haunted him. Instead Binet went to school and received a law degree, however he lost interest, and decided not to practice. Binet also tried medical school, however his early encounter with a cadaver haunted him when operating, and so he quit. After much searching for an occupation, Binet found himself at the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris's greatest library. While doing research, Binet came across some books on psychology, and became fascinated. Within days, he had found his new vocation. Binet became very intrigued with psychology, and interested when reading about all the famous psychologists and their experiments. The first study Binet read was on the...
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Today, Alfred Lord Tennyson's poetry is widely known and appreciated, though this was not always the case. In his early years of writing his poems were criticized for content and style of writing. This strongly impacted Tennyson and caused him once to cease writing for nine years. Tennyson's childhood influenced his writing and this is often seen in many of his poems. He was regarded as the chief representative of the Victorian age in poetry. He become Poet Laureate in 1850 and was appointed by Queen Victoria and served 42 years. Alfred Lord Tennyson's poetry was greatly influenced by his early childhood, best friend and religious beliefs; while his rhyme scheme was traditional; his morbid style was not popular for his time. This melancholy style of writing and use of topics of moral and intellectual beliefs of his time were especially vulnerable for later critic. Tennyson's life at home wasn't always a happy one. His father, George, began tutoring Tennyson after four unhappy years of schooling. George tutored his sons in classical and modern languages. However, George, along with some of Tennyson's brothers, suffered from bouts of epilepsy. One of Tennyson's brother's had violent quarrels with his father, one was confined to an insane asylum later in life and yet another became an opium addict. George often suffered from depression and his drinking led to him becoming violent, abusive and paranoid. "Tennyson's grandfather appointed his uncle his heir and his father was placed in the ministry." (The Victorian Web) This great difference in money between his own family and his aunt and uncle's led Tennyson to worry about money the length of his life. In 1827 Tennyson left his home in hope of a better life. He followed two of his older brothers to Trinity College, Cambridge. The Tennyson brothers published "Poems...
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Alfred Bernhard Nobel was born in 1833, in Stockholm, Sweden. He was a Swedish chemist, inventor, engineer, and philanthropist. He was educated in St. Petersburg, Russia, and in the United States of America, where he studied mathematical reasoning. Alfred Nobel knew how to speak several languages. He traveled widely and wrote poetry. After his schooling, he returned to St. Petersburg to work in his father's factory. He developed mines, torpedoes, and other explosives there. After a factory explosion in his family-owned factory that killed his younger brother and four other people in 1864, he tried to find a safe way of handling nitroglycerin, a powerful explosive derived from glycerin, by treatment with a mixture of concentrated sulfuric and nitric acids. He made a nitroglycerin explosive, but so many accidents occurred when it was put on the market that Nobel was considered a public enemy for a number of years. After the accident that killed Nobel's brother and four others, officials banned all experiments with nitroglycerin within the city. Nobel was forced to carry out his work on a barge in the middle of a lake outside the city. Most people who ventured close enough to this floating fortress thought it was a factory of terror. In 1867, Alfred Nobel achieved his goal. He used organic packaging to reduce the volatility of the nitroglycerin. He made what he called dynamite. Dynamite is an explosive consisting of a mixture of nitroglycerin and diatomaceous earth. It was a very useful tool for industry, but it could also be used for death and destruction. Nobel, however, made a lot of money making and selling dynamite and soon was one of the richest men in the world. In 1889, he invented ballisite, which is one of the first smokeless gun powders. He owned factories for the...
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What North American Native tribe had the biggest impact on North America? The Algonquin, of course. They introduced the words "canoe" and "toboggan" to the English language, they were the first to befriend the French, and spread out along the entire northeast region of North America. They were also one the northern most tribes, therefore making the way that they lived special. They even caused some of the French to accept their customs. No other North American Native tribe had this big of an impact on North America. One reason why the Algonquin were so widespread was because they were divided into about 10 clans, or groups. Each clan had hundreds of people living in it. An Algonquin Indian is a person who lived in one of these clans, and spoke the language Algonquian. Every time some big event occurred, not all the Algonquin would have been affected. At one point, 9 of the groups would get in trouble, but 1 wouldn't. This was key to their survival. From when the Algonquin were created, to the mid-seventeenth century, the Algonquin thrived. This occurred until they ran into an aggressive tribe called the Iroquois. The 2 tribes fought a war, which the Algonquin lost, therefore forcing them to head south. Of course some of the clans did not participate in this war, therefore staying in the same place. The rest of Algonquin moved along the Atlantic Ocean, running into more peaceful settlements of the Sioux, and more Iroquois. Around 150 years ago, the Algonquin started returning to Canada, the place were they started. They have been there ever since, and are still there today. There is about 8,000 of them today, double that of 500 years ago. They are divided into 10 first nations, 9 in Quebec, and 1 in Ontario. Since the...
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Some people viewed me as a hero. Some said that what I did was wrong. But everything I did was according to my conscience. I wasn't trying to be a leader. I just wanted to be free." Muhammad Ali made this statement at the conclusion of his lengthy battle with the United States over his conviction of refusing to submit to his induction into the Armed Forces. Ali's actual conflict with the United States began in 1964 with his refusal to accept his induction into the Armed Forces, and ended in 1971 when the Supreme Court of the United States overturned their previous refusal of granting Ali conscientious objector status. However, to examine Ali's struggles with the United States government, one must examine the factors that led Ali to making his decision to refuse his induction into the Armed Forces. These factors include growing up in a southern state, Ali's thrust into the national spotlight, the social changes that took place in the 1950's and 1960's, Ali's conversion to the Nation of Islam, and the faith Ali demonstrated in his beliefs. Each of these factors helped to create the atmosphere necessary, not only for Ali to make his decision, but also for the nation's reaction to Ali's decision, and the consequences that followed. Born Cassius Clay Jr. in Louisville, Kentucky on January 17, 1942, Muhammad Ali grew up in a time where southern states were governed by an unwritten law of Jim Crow and segregation. Even though, in Louisville, Jim Crow was not a pervasive as it was in the deeper south, where lynching was commonplace, it was something that was ever-present. "Kentuckians just served their racism with a gentler touch." (Bingham & Wallace, 14) In Louisville, "colored [people] couldn't stay in the hotels until 1960. There was only one movie theatre for colored [people]. Most big stores downtown wouldn't serve [colored people] food or drink." (Ali, 34) Ali saw the segregation...
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Descriptive Essay My name is David, and I grew up in Highland, Michigan. I am blonde and stand at 5' 10". During my free-time I like to take my dirt-bike behind my house where I can ride it on over 100 acres of state property. I also like to use my laptop and play video games on it such as Counter-Strike. Other video games I enjoy are NCAA football and MVP baseball for Playstation 2. For exercise I enjoy working out up at the local Powerhouse Gym which helps me train for Baseball which I played all four years during high school. I was a pitcher for the Milford Mavericks and received an honorable-mention ALL-KVC selection during my senior year. I have tried out for Mott's baseball however; I do not know as of yet if I have made their team. Some sports figure I look up to are the Chicago Cub; Mark Prior, and Detroit Lion; Charles Rogers. For transportation I drive my 1999 Pontiac Grand Am, and when that is usually in the shop I drive my mom's Ford Expedition. I work at Forster Brothers auto wash in Highland where I work a very flexible schedule in which I come in whenever I feel like working, my biggest problem is I never feel like working so therefore I rarely work so I don't have a whole lot of money often. I usually like to spend my weekends watching college football in the fall and driving up to Central Michigan to hang out with my friends where most of them attend school. After my two-years at Mott I am hoping to attend Central if all my credits are going to transfer but if that doesn't work out I will transfer to Ferris State University which I hear is relatively close...
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Mission Tour In June my youth choir went on a mission tour to Philadelphia Pennsylvania. We stayed at Temple University in down town Pennsylvania. We arrived at Temple around midnight on a drizzle Saturday night. We unpacked the bus, went to our rooms, and went to bed. On Sunday, we went to a church called Mount Hope Baptist Church. The church was extremely small compared to our church. It didn't have air conditioning. It was hot and muggy inside. Our youth choir quadrupled their attendance that Sunday. Going to their church was awesome. We even got to sing three songs for them. After church, we went to a huge park in down town Philadelphia to play a weird kind of kickball. When we got to the park, there were hundreds of people there having picnics and cookouts surrounding an empty base ball field. So we went to the field and divided into two teams and started playing. A few minutes into the game a couple of kids came over and wanted to play. So we put them on teams and played with them. Soon we had about forty parents and children playing with us. Before we left we prayed with them and gave the salvation key changes that we had made before we left home. When we got back to Temple, we ate dinner there. The food there was awful, they served us moldy bread and food that wasn't even cooked all the way. Gross!!! Hardly anyone ate the food there. We just all waited until we got back to our rooms to eat. When we got back to our rooms we had about three hours to do whatever we wanted to do, staying inside Temple before we had to go to bed. Temple is a huge University. So a couple of my friends and I decided to walk around. While we were walking, we stopped in front of a window...
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The often explicit and always vivid writings of Allen Ginsberg seemed to stem from his own life. Allen's childhood in the city, political issues of the times, and the trials of understanding the vast psychology of human beings often emerged. His mother, Naomi Ginsberg, frequently tended to appear as topic or subject matter in Allen's work as well. His writing would describe her life, her beliefs, and her mental misfortune, how they affected him, and how his own experiences compared. The course vocabulary and graphic descriptions Allen used would emulate the harsh reality of the time in which he lived. Ginsberg recreated his life, his family, his urban upbringing, and the way his world unfolded in his poetry. Son to Communist Russian immigrants, Allen Ginsberg grew up in urban Newark and Manhattan, and his writings reflected such an up bringing. In his poem "America" Allen expressed his thoughts and retrospectively looked at his life, "America I used to be communist when I was a kid I am not sorry." Ginsberg often used his urban environment as settings in his work, "Who coughed on the sixth floor of Harlem crowned with flame under the tubercular sky," he depicted in his poem "Howl." "Moloch whose smokestacks and antennae crown the cities," he continued. With picturesque narrations and metropolitan situations in "Mugging," Ginsberg wrote, "Along E. 10th's glass splattered pavement, kid blacks & Spanish oiled hair adolescents crowded house fronts." Ginsberg used these urban settings in his writings, introspective to the life he led and the times he grew up during. "Go fuck yourself with your atom bomb," Ginsberg exploded in "America" at the actions of the government of his time. Allen wrote, in dissatisfaction, of politicals during the 1940s and 1950s. "Who burned cigarette holes in their arms protesting the narcotic tobacco haze of...
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Situated in Staffordshire, England on a 500-acre site, Alton Towers is regarded as the United Kingdom's number one theme park. It is one of the most successful tourist attractions in Britain with more than 3 million visitors coming to the park every year. It offers all age groups the chance of a great day out with facilities and attractions for all the family. Well known rides such as Oblivion, Nemesis and Air all provide fun for all tourists. The history of Alton Towers is quite substantial. The main events in recent years include that in 1980, John Broome decided to turn a 500-acre site in Staffordshire, into a Leisure park for all the family. He constructed the UK's first double corkscrew roller coaster and eventually visitors began to come from all over the country. In 1990 Alton Towers was bought by the Tussauds Group, which in turn was bought by the Charterhouse group in 1998. The park is open for 8 months in a year from March through to October. It is divided into several themed areas for all age groups. Socially tourists are offered a wide range of events besides the rides in the park. Special events are held throughout the year, for example Halloween parties and Firework displays. However, to keep tourists coming back time after time, new attractions need to be introduced. This year was no exception, with the colossus Air and the new Webmaster being introduced. The building doesn't stop there with the new Calypso Springs Hotel being built in 2003. Economically Alton Towers is a huge benefit. Having millions of visitors a year does help, but this is needed to fund further development. Close links with local charities also give Alton Towers a good social relationship with local people. Environmentally Alton Towers could be seen as a bit of a...
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Angie Bingaman 4/24/03 Honors American History F/B 20th Century Woman Amelia Earhart: Charting the Skies for Women Amelia Earhart is know today for her vast accomplishments in the world of aviation as the first woman pilot to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, and beyond. Amelia was a self-determined and ambitious young woman with a deep passion for aeronautics and adventure. Her drive for going farther and farther into the record books, set her apart from the typical woman of the early 20th century. By the time she was in her 30's, she had already flown across the Atlantic ocean, breaking the stereotype of a common woman across the universe. Amelia's spirit and love for her calling resulted in her mark in today's history books, and her ever enchanting story of adventure across the skies of the cosmos. Amelia Mary Earhart was born on July 24, 1897 on her grandparents' farm in Atchison Kansas. She was the oldest of two girls born to Amy and Edwin Earhart. She and her sister Muriel were given a life of great wealth and prosperity by attending elite private schools and supplied with many gifts by their wealthy grandparents. Edwin and Amy moved to Des Moines Iowa in 1905 to start a life for their own in the railroad business, and left the girls on the farm until 1908. Edwin was promoted in 1909, and greatly improved the financial situation of the Earhart family, but at this time, Edwin also became a heavy drinker. This prompted Amy to take the girls away from their father's destructive behavior in 1914 and move in with friends in Chicago, where the girls finished out their upper level education at Hyde Park High School. As a young girl, Amelia was a tomboy. She climbed trees, hunted rats with a rifle, and kept...
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When asked what America means to me, I think about the positive aspects of this great nation. The thing that makes America distinct from all other countries is the rights that an American citizen has in America. American citizens probably have more rights than the citizens from any other country in the world . The most important right an American citizen has is freedom, a freedom that a citizen from no other country on the globe has. The second and probably the most important thought that comes to my head when I think about America is how America is definitely the greatest country of our time. Another positive aspect of this great country is how beautiful it is, and how well preserved it is. Although these three things are wonderful things for a nation to be proud of, the people of America have to keep these things up or our great nation will disintegrate. What I mean when I say that the people of America are free I mean that there is a very detailed bill of rights in our constitution listing all of our rights and it is by far the largest list of rights any country has. Americans have freedom of speech, which lets anyone say anything as long as long as it does not offend anyone. Americans also have freedom of the press, which allows journalists to write whatever they want in newspapers. One of the most important rights that American citizens have, and has been the factor that has attracted most of America's immigrants over the ages, is separation between church and state. This means that people in America can chose which religion to believe in, or to just not believe in any religion. Additionally Americans can choose what level of affiliation they want to observe of...
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Although it's the twenty-first century, as a nation we are still recreating the past in the present. In films such as "Birth of a Nation" African Americans are seen as insignificant figures. The white culture tends to look at African Americans as inferior. Their traditional roles in films were that of slaves and nothing more. Now they are still portrayed as inferior just in more present terms such as drug dealers, gang bangers, or savage beast like characters. In "Hollywood Shuffle" it demonstrates how African Americans were inferior to their white counterparts. In the film the white woman that is the director demeans all African Americans by saying she needed a black actor that could act "more black" or be an "Eddie Murphy type", saying all African Americans are all the same. Once Mr. Taylor gets his acting job against his grandmother's wishes the woman directs Mr.Taylor to "stick his ass out more" just another "black" characteristic. Mr.Taylor's grandmother is so against his demeaning acting jobs, because she has seen the past carry into the future. The grandmother knows that her grandson is just being portrayed inferior to whites in another form. Mr. Taylor argues that it is work, and the grandmother replies there is work at the post office. Meaning he would be more respected if he held a typical job like a postman rather than belittling himself to a pimp, drug dealer, or gang banger. In addition the post office always will accept him where as the industry will only accept him if they need someone to play the demeaning bad guy role. In the film "The Cheat", the Japanese American represented the savage beast character that uses his power and money to take advantage of naïve women. Tori, "The Cheat's villain was originally calculated to represent the height of...
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History can often seem to be a sordid image of disgraceful acts and squalid schemes. Certain horrendous deeds of our past can serve to enlighten however, when considered from the right perspective. The institution of slavery for example was wrong in every way, yet it produced incomparable figures of importance such as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Jacobs. Frederick Douglass was undoubtedly an instrumental part of the development of the United States. His life was an intense episode of struggle, innovation, apprehension, knowledge and nobility. Douglass was directly responsible for a great deal of societal progress in his nation. He should thus be recognized as an exemplary American. Harriet Jacobs was also very important to the growth of the nation. She personifies the undying spirit of steadfastness, from which everyone can relate and even derive solace, in knowing that it is possible to sustain hope amongst the basest of conditions. Jacobs embodies womanhood as a daughter, sister and mother, and maintains that image even under unfair, immoral and unjust circumstances. Frederick Douglass came from a pitiable position in society and rose to a level of greatness with numerous priceless contributions. He started out in Tuckahoe with his grandparents, Betsy and Isaac Bailey in a meager log cabin that they did not own. Douglass had a very vague recollection of his mother aside from her appearance. He did not even know who his father was: "Slavery does away with fathers, as it does away with families. Slavery has no use for either fathers or families, and its laws do not recognize their existence in the social arrangements of the plantation" (Douglass, 51). Douglass was unfortunately born into the deprived conditions of slavery, where he could not even learn to read or write legally. He witnessed horrible atrocities during his life as a slave. He watched his...
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Chapter 13 Notes Mike Kuritzky P.1 11-01-02 1. During this time a major shift about the idea of democracy took place. Democracy began to become respectable and the idea of aristocracy was becoming despicable. This new democracy was based on the idea of universal white manhood suffrage, and did not include the property requirements of the past. The common man was moving to the center stage and all decisions made would be made by the average person. During this time there were some major political issues going on. The issues were the resounding growth of the market economy, the panic of 1819 and moreover the Missouri compromise of 1820. The people of the country were becoming more involved in politics by this increase in the market economy, which led people to understand how banks, tariffs, and internal improvements affected their lives, and they began to act. 2. The four candidates in the election of 1824 were Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, William Crawford and Henry Clay. The campaigning was interesting. Jackson had the strongest personal appeal, especially in the west mostly because he appealed to the idea of the salvation of republicanism from the clutches of the caucus. The accusation of the corrupt bargain was because under the special conditions of this election the house of representatives was to choose the president. Clay, than the speaker of the house supposedly made a deal with Adams. Shortly after Adams was elected president and quickly gave the prize of Secretary of State to Clay. These were only accusations though because no official documentation could prove the validity of the accusations. 3. John Quincy Adams was frigidly austere. He despised people, he was a closeted thinker rather than a politician (in fact, he hated politicians). He was also irritable, sarcastic, and tactless. Adams antagonized certain groups and people...
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