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    I had an opportunity to read a fascinating book called 1776 by David McCullough; which is his tenth Book he has written on the subject. In this endearing novel he describes several significant issues that George Washington had to overcome to secure his ultimate victory in 1783. The book also describes the first year of the American Revolution, especially the triumph of Boston and the failure at New York and the successful attack on Trenton. The author details the challenges of creating and maintaining an army and then developing and drilling the militia that will be disciplined in the field of battle. I will focus on three areas that were major issues that General George Washington faced while leading the continental army during the year 1776. The first problem; that the men were not from the regular army and lack military discipline, an example of this is poor cleanliness, which led to several health problems that included a round of diseases that spread throughout the camp which became known as camp fever. Then there was the fact that George Washington and his officers were not well trained and made several bad military decisions, such as the Boston encampment. The 2nd major issue included a lack of supplies, specifically gunpowder, which was only less than ten thousand pounds, and a number of times the Continental Army went into battle with only enough powder to shoot two rounds. The third obstacle that Washington had to deal with was the fact that the army were made up…

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    the American revolution, by collecting a vast amount of history from various institutions; who preserved these ancient documents and letters, and thus aided Mr. Hibbert to draft this narrative. In Redcoats and Rebels, Mr. Hibbert narrative entirely consists in the thirteenth original colonies. Written in chronological order. Redcoats and Rebels, begins with citizens revolting with anger toward a vast amount of Acts issued and enforced by the British Crown. Leading into key events like the…

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    You are not alone.” Shut up, you freakin’ mirror. I got up and ran off all of the guilt that I could back to the tree, and shot off more people putting anger into every bullet. One-by-one, my bullets were taking them down. General sees me and gives me a salute, probably for my incredible marksmanship. Or possibly getting over Bobby dying. Anyway, we had about twice as many soldiers now, and the British had no chance. They had no chance, but to… “Retreat!” yelled General William Howe, the…

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    Anita Brown: Wonderful! Wonderful young adult of Eastside community…. Thank you all for enlightening us, we have heard powerful, unforgettable things. Thank you all! Stand Eastside… stand and show love for our 19 young adults! You may be seated, God is good….. We love you all! Next we have the candle lighting part of our ceremony, than the oath of the adulthood, then our banquet dinner. Music will be provided by your own Soulful Delight. All parents of the nineteen are asked to see Mrs. Betty…

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    service of their customers; pressure groups form an unholy alliance with agencies to extract more money from taxpayers for their members. Yet despite all this, most clever people still call for government to run more things and assume that if it did so, it would somehow be more perfect, more selfless, next time.” Clearly, this is an opinionated book, but it comes with logical reasoning and facts. I personally agree with him which makes his points even more interesting, but even if you disagree…

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    Curiosity killed the cat is a common cliché alluding to a negative connotation for questioning. However, everyone dies so is questioning really an awful thing? To the Athenians against Socrates, yes, but Socrates opinion is the exact opposite. Things must be questioned , but the intention for questioning is equally as important. This is where people may have been confused with Socrates which lead to his indictment. Indeed, Socrates claim is true and with the right intentions, it has the…

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    “A shiny unicorn on top of the flowery lawn” is what Lucy, a GYPSY, and others like her envision for themselves (Urban). A GYPSY, or a Generation Y Protagonist and Special Yuppie, is a middle to upper class citizen born between the late 1970s and the mid 1990s. All GYPSYs believe that they will be the best in their field because they are “special.” However, reality shows that this is not the case and that hard work is required to create and sustain a successful career, not just being told over…

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    For a long time, older generations have liked to moan and bemoan about the younger generation. It has happened since at least the 1920s, when the new woman emerged and rejected the traditions of the Victorian era. Though this has almost become a “rite of passage” as said by Aaron Kaufman in “an Open Letter from a Millennial to Society,” it has made Millennials the “butt” of many mean jokes, and they have had to face many insults about how they are “the dumbest, laziest, most entitled,…

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    The American Dream. Every American dreams of achieving it and every immigrant that comes to America arrives hoping to hit the jackpot otherwise known as the American dream. Everyone’s goal is to achieve the American Dream but what exactly is everyone trying to attain. The American Dream is to be financially stable and happy with what you have. For past generations that was manageable, but unfortunately for generation Z that won’t be feasible due to the unstable economic status which results in…

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    reason for a generational breakdown, these labels are only used by older individuals as a device of condescension and criticism to be used on the youth to shame them for their normal stages of development. Millennials are the most recent in a series of labeled generations in American History. The 6 living generations being: The Greatest Generation (1900-20), The Silent Generation (1920-40), The Baby Boomers (1940-60), Generation X (1960-80) and finally Generation Y, or Millennials. The United…

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