American Battle Monuments Commission

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    With the Great War of the world being over for quite a few years now, it is becoming clear what the war has done to society. Even with this clarity, so much remains a mystery, as the world after the war has been a very changed one. In the seven years since the war has ended, the world has undergone massive instability in so many ways. On top of that instability, the war killed many people and injured so many more which has had devastating effects on society as a whole. It is ridiculous that the…

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    Carnage, death, and destruction - these were the states that the world saw Europe in during the years following the First World War. The Great War is what many historians call it, the war that only lasted 4 years, the war that left Europe in shambles. From the destruction that littered the continent came a form of literature that would cause many to look at the world differently. The novels that were produced in Europe after World War I had the author’s personal views in the books. This is not a…

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    The Forbidden Zones play was just about to open. The play was about events during the first world war. It was verbatim theatre devised by The Ohio State University Theatre Department. The show would reflect the untold stories of the war. I was not only in attendance as a patron but I also had the unique opportunity to contribute to the creation of this project. The play was performed in the Bowen Theatre. The physical layout was a thrust stage. The set was created to look like the famous…

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    The history of human rights plays a crucial role in the lives of people from Latin America. The rights of humans have been violated for many decades and continue to be violated today. Since corruption continued to impact the lives of many individuals, human right organizing became a fundamental social and political movement that helped people bring awareness to the corruption happening in Latin America. Mobilizing grabbed the attention of activist, grassroots and middle level societies thus…

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    government. The city is like a book, and every building, memorial, and monument are pages describing parts of American life in past, present, and future. The government wants to protect and control the story that the city tells. Every presidential memorial in Washington D.C. has had a commission established by Congress, that oversees the design and construction of the monument. In 1955 the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial Commission was started “for the purpose of formulating plans for the design,…

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    Mrs. King November 24, 2015 The Battle of Bunker Hill “Don’t fire till you see the whites of their eyes,” General Prescott reportedly told his men at The Battle of Bunker Hill, on June 17, 1775 as they seen a line of redcoats coming closer. General Prescott gave the command thinking about their low supply of ammunition and at the sight of many redcoats were approaching. The leaders, causes, and effects were important to The Battle of Bunker Hill. In the battle there were leaders to command…

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    The Rocky Statue Of Symbols

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    standing in front of a large pillar topped with an imposing 18-foot bronze statue, said these words on June 24th, 2015, in front of dozens of dozens gathered there to hear him speak. The subject of his speech was the same statue towering above him: the monument to Robert E. Lee at the centerpiece of its nominal location, Lee Circle. Alexander Doyle, a sculptor who created many statues around New Orleans, cast it out of Bronze at the behest of the Robert E. Lee Monumental Association in the late…

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    In the spring he responded to the Federalist state governor's call for support against the Centralist opposition by leading a militia company to Monclova. After the battle of Gonzales in October 1835, Stephen F. Austin granted a captain's commission to Seguín, who raised a company of thirty-seven. His company was involved in the fall of 1835 in scouting and supply operations for the revolutionary army, and on December 5 it participated in the assault on…

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    Life In A Soldier's Home

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    infamous for the excessive number of deaths that occurred during its four-year period. The battle with the most recorded deaths during the Great War is known as the Meuse- Argonne Offensive, which is briefly mentioned in Ernest Hemingway’s short story Soldier’s Home. The Argonne Forest is an area of land that is situated in France, about 150 miles away from France (The American Battle Monuments Commission). According to a New York Times columnist Richard Rubin, who visited the forest for…

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    These were fundamental societal changes that resonated well outside France. The Revolution was a bloody and protracted affair, featuring battles, thousands of public beheadings and a multi-year “Reign of Terror”. The art and artists of the period (Encyclopedia of Art History, n.d.) Three artistic styles are highly relevant to the French Revolution. Rococo was in vogue prior to the Revolution…

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