Brigham Young

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  • Brigham Young: The Mormon Church

    denominations around the world and without Brigham Young the book of mormon would have just been classified as fantasy instead of non-fiction. In the United States alone there are over six million Mormons. Brigham has been called the modern day moses for bringing the teachings of Joseph Smith to the people after Smith's death in 1844. The Mormon church would not be anywhere close to where it is today if it weren't for Young. Not much of Young's early life is known but it is known that he was born June 1, 1801 in Whitingham, Virginia to a farming family and worked as a traveling blacksmith/ carpenter and was married to his first wife in 1824 to Miriam Angeline Works. Young was originally Methodist but was converted to Mormonism shortly after he read the book of Mormon and officially joined the church in 1832 when his wife passed away and became a member of the original twelve apostles in 1835. Then when the church's founder and leader, Joseph Smith, was murdered by an armed mob in 1844, the twelve apostles took over the church and since Young was the president of the apostles he became the main leader of the…

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  • Anthropology Of Mormonism

    become a good Mormon, pay a ten percent tithe, follow all of the laws, and be considered worthy. Then they have to go through a number of secret rituals. If they do all of these things they may reach the highest level of heaven, where they will become a god or goddess. They do not believe in the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, but rather they believe that God came down and had relations with Mary. According to the theory that every human is a child of God and his wife, this relation should be…

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  • Mormon Honor Code

    In a recent article published by The New York Times, it was reported that rape victims at the Mormon-run Brigham Young University claim that the school uses the Honor Code they are forced to sign before beginning school there to punish them for the circumstances surrounding their assaults. The Honor Code “requires modest dress on campus and prohibits drinking, drug use, same-sex intimacy, indecency and sexual misconduct” (Healy). Since many sexual assaults on college campuses very often involve…

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  • College Admissions Essay: A Moment In My Life

    As I try to pinpoint a single day or moment in my life that best exemplifies the person I am today, memories flood my mind and I think about all the opportunities that led me here to Brigham Young University. I could easily write about an epic backpacking trip or meeting President Obama, but there is a greater moment, not even a year ago when I saw myself from a whole new perspective. I always heard about girls who competed in Distinguished Young Women, former junior miss, in my town. They…

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  • Argumentative Essay Women

    well below that possible with financial or technical aid; a country that is not yet highly industrialized. (“developing countries”) Some developing countries include Afghanistan, India, Guatemala, Iran, Iraq, and Panama. I hope to be able to look at most of these countries and study how each of them feel about women’s education and where they feel they could improve. I think an important point that people need to understand before reading this paper would be that the reasons girls cannot go to…

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  • Philo T. Farnsworth: The Invention Of Television

    drew a picture that explained his belief that by controlling the speed and direction of fast-flying electrons, he could transform electricity into pictures. He showed the picture to his chemistry teacher, who kept it. “Farnsworth attended Brigham Young University for two years, but learned most of what he knew about physics from correspondence classes he took from the University of Utah.” Then Philo’s father died, and the family did not have enough money for him to continue school. In 1926,…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To A Football Camp At Brigham Young University

    This year I had the opportunity to go to a football camp at Brigham Young University. It was for four days, Monday to Thursday and was from 9:00 to 11:30 then lunch them from 1:30 to 5:00. I was a very cool experience and was very fun and lots of things happen that was both tranquil and turbulent. I would say I am mostly tranquil until it comes to sports. Here are some things that happened when I was there. I had to get a ride down to Utah from someone that goes to my church, the…

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  • Examples Of Ambition In Catcher In The Rye

    until it is too late. The feeling holden gets when he sees obscenities written on the wall in a place where children are reenforce his idea that young children need to continue to mature slowly. While Holden is walking through the halls of his sisters school, he came across few choice words. Holden tells that “(He) saw something that drove me crazy. Somebody 'd written ‘Fuck you’ on the wall.”(201) Holden follows up the remark with the fact that “It drove (him) damn near crazy.”(201) Our…

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  • Interpretation Of Life In Alice Walker's A Clean, Well-Lighted Place

    uncertainty of life, reveals a lot about their character. Some are faced with a life time of sadness but see the beauty in life, while others are blessed with opportunities but are never fully happy. In “Everyday Use”, and “A Clean, Well- Lighted Place,” we see how the division between young/old, naiveté/experience, and nontraditional/tradition play a crucial part in the story’s plot. In Alice Walker’s “Everyday Use” there is a recognizable contrast between young/old, naiveté/experience, and…

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  • Imersion Experience: The Immersion Experience

    and her other siblings just as well as most males did. Many young males didn’t have the chance to finish school because they had to work in field jobs for their family. Grew up having chores to do before and after school that parents expected to be done or there was discipline. Far as dating you only really dated one guy and that all you knew to date. While many young girls did have babies well before being the age of sixteen and had to provide for that child at that young age. There was only…

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