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    Most people do not believe that the American dream is still a part of our current society. The American dream, regardless, will never die. When the first people crossed the ocean they promised a better and free life. Just as James Adams stated, “that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability and achievement.”(Adams) This statement is explaining how each american sets themselves goals for the future and it depends on how hard you work to reach those goals, or in other words their American Dream. Three examples of people who worked hard and achieved their dreams are Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and Oprah Winfrey. Rockefeller started off as a young boy who…

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    The Gilded Age was a time period in American history when the economy exploded with railroads and big businesses with the help of: Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan. These three were some powerful individuals that helped the economy shoot up. Carnegie helped with steel, Rockefeller with oil, and Morgan with banking. They all were captains of industry in their own way and they all played a big role in revolutionizing the way things currently function. Although some of their…

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    Over the course of this semester, I read a book called The Magnolia Story, by Chip and Joanna Gaines. Chip and Joanna Gaines, as you may recognize their names from their hit HGTV show Fixer Upper, have become experts in the business industry. This is because they have spent most of their lives flipping, selling & remodeling houses, learning how to deal with income, saving and spending their profit, and running multiple businesses at once! They started their business, Magnolia homes, and have…

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    In Defense of Leland Stanford: Philanthropist and American Visionary Introduction: Leland Stanford was a powerful man who used his social and political position to better America as a whole. He worked hard to be successful and is a true example of an American success story. He helped pave the way for rapid settlement of the west, and he provided opportunities for people in America. Stanford was one of four major businessmen and philanthropists who helped develop the west. Stanford helped…

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    Learning Journal 1. Based upon the information provided in class on the traits and characteristics of entrepreneurs, evaluate whether you fit the stereotype. Explain. Based upon the material we have covered in class on different types of entrepreneurs. I would consider myself as a Habitual entrepreneur, because I would like to start one business. The reason is, I think if I started on I could focus more on one thing. Also I wouldn’t want to sell something I worked on so hard to start. Plus if…

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    Since the very beginning of slavery, black people were deprived of many things. To many, education was at the top of the list. To enslave and educate a black person would result in the power of knowledge and with strength in numbers white settlers saw the only solution to keep black people from thriving was to punish them for learning. Between the 1890's and 1915, white philanthropists supported public schools and school boards for black children and saw it as an avenue for black advancement,…

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    Oprah Gail Winfrey was born January 29th, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi. She attended college at Tennessee State University. One of Oprah's major accomplishments is that she was awarded the ‘Spingarn Medal’ from the NAACP. Another one of Oprah's major accomplishments is that she was awarded the ‘Presidential Medal’ of freedom. Oprah became the first African-American female billionaire in 2003. She is best-known for hosting her own worldwide popular talk show from 1986-2011. She is also a…

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    this study, people of different minorities were sent, with the same credit score and financial history, to get mortgages. The Urban Institute found in this study that, “overall, minorities were less likely to receive information about loan products, received less time and information from loan officers, and were quoted higher interest rates,” (Urban Institute 29). The early African American civil rights movement had a major influence over literature and many authors. One work that was heavily…

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    Al Young's Life And Work

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    Al Young was born on may, 15, 2005, in Ocean Spring, Mississippi, he is a American poet, novelist, essayist, screenwriter, and professor, he is currently 78 years old, on May, 15, 2005 he was named Poet Laureate of California by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, an Austrian-American actor, producer, businessman, investor, author, philanthropist, activist, politician, and former professional bodybuilder. Al Young grew up in the rural South of villages and small towns, and in urban, industrial…

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    Balcita goes over similar issues, though on a less broad scale. Using her father’s experiences of immigrating from the Philippines to the United States, Balcita creates an engaging and relatable picture of the subtle moments of integration, while also illustrating how the great American hypocrisy affects this transition. A great example of this comes from two paragraphs discussing her father’s first job at a blood bank. The job is temporary, as he’s trying to get official certification to be a…

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