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    Tlatelolco Massacre

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    Massacre of Tlatelolco The Massacre of Tlatelolco took place in Mexico City on October 2, 1968, specifically at La Plaza de las Tres Culturas at Tlateolco. During that day thousands of students and families of students marched throughout the capital to make their voice heard. These marches started as peaceful demonstrations until the eve of October 2, 1968 which in no coincidence happened to be the eve before the Olympic Games being held in Mexico City. The protest were an effort to get global attention on a major country issues, even to this day, the poor funding of education systems in Mexico, self-government for universities, the release of political captives, and the termination of the police chief. During this time the president of Mexico was Gustavo Diáz Ordaz a member of the Institutional Revolutionary Party also known as el PRI. The university and high school students, along with their families had been demonstrating throughout the country as well for some time since 1966, both peacefully and aggressively. In 1968 the International Olympic Committee granted Mexico the opportunity…

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    In Tlatelolco Plaza, Mexico; the summer of 1968; Mexico was developed and transforming by the involvement of a newfound student movement. Regrettably, this movement was momentary because on October 2, 1968, 10 days before the beginning of the summer Olympics in Mexico City, military troops alongside police officers fired into multitude of defenseless students. Thousands of student protesters absconded in horror as tanks leveled Tlatelolco Plaza. The government spokesperson initially reported…

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    In Tlatelolco Plaza, Mexico; in the summer of 1968; Mexico was developing and transforming by the involvement of a newfound student movement. Regrettably, this newfound movement was momentary because on October 2, 1968, 10 days before the beginning of the Summer Olympics in Mexico City, military troops alongside police officers fired into a multitude of defenseless students. Thousands of student protesters of absconded in horror as tanks leveled Tlatelolco Plaza. The government spokesperson…

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    Olympic hero, icon, role model, and transgender are all things that can describe Caitlyn Jenner. Jenner made the transition of a life time that many people have mixed feelings about. However, thousands of people look to her as a role model for her act of braveness and courage. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly known as Bruce Jenner, was born on October 28, 1949 in Mount Kisco, New York. Jenner was first known as an Olympic hero during the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Canada. At the age of 39 he won…

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    the 1960s Olympics “Bang”! The runners jump off their blocks from the start and begin to pick up lightning speed. Faster and faster, one runner breaks away, and you hear the crowd roar with excitement when the runner gets closer and closer to crossing the finish line with a new world record. The Olympics has become an amazing way to showcase worldwide competition while putting political and social issues aside. Although, not every Olympics has run as smoothly by the host country as they would…

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    President Nixon

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    The 60s and 70s were a difficult time for the U.S. and the world as a whole. For a presidential candidate to make his mark during this time, he’d have to include important values and policies that will better the lives of those within the country. Another important aspect would be the reputation and image portrayed by the candidate; arguably the most important aspect of a presidential campaign. In Joe McGinniss’s “The $elling of the President”, he explores the complications and factors…

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    There are many misconceptions about people in wheelchairs; people often look at them as they are not capable or taking care of themselves and feel sorry for them. In reality, they can learn to live normal lives and do everything as normal person would do. In the film, we can observe how all the players are very intelligent and energetic. They enjoy the same activities as everyone else, such as driving, going out with their friends, having a normal sex life, having a girlfriend or a family. At…

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    Ebola Crisis Summary

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    1. During my summers working as a camp counselor in 2006-2009, many events took place during these years. However, just within the USA and just within these summers I was able to narrow down the events that took place In the summer of 2006, the Louisiana Superdome reopened. This was a big deal since so many repairs had to be mad after the damages made by hurricane Katrina. In my research I learned that re-roofing this building was the largest roofing project in US history. It took thirteen…

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    Marketing Objectives Kohler’s large presence in the faucet industry creates an opportunity to bring new and innovative products to market. Kohlers mission, “At the core of Kohler Styles change. But some things should never be altered, like our commitment to bold innovation and gracious living.” (“Mission,” n.d.). Guided by their core values, Kohler is pushing the industry forward with the introduction of the Hygieia. Goals • Increase target market awareness through social media, advertising,…

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    Georges Pierre Seurat was born on December 2, 1859 in Paris, France. Seurat was the son of Antoine-Chrysostome and Marie-Berthe Seurat and was one of three children. It is known that in his early life, he showed a great interest in drawing. The first art lessons that he attended were with his uncle, but eventually he began working with some more advanced artists such as Justin Lequien and Henri Lehmann. In 1878, he attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts. However, just one year after entering Paris’…

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