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    advanced by his choices of words. Boorstin writes, “Under the hot glare of psychology and sociology the heroes’ heroic qualities have been dissolved into a blur of environmental influences and internal maladjustments” (52). His phrasing of “under the hot glare” dramatizes the decline of the hero and suggests this phenomenon happened with ease. Next, words such as “dissolve” and “blur” prone us to assume that heroes can be broken down and destroyed quickly. And so, it’s a logical transition to then believe, that heroes are not just humans. Finally, in describing Charles Sumner, Boorstin he adds a eulogizing poem from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow: “So when a great man dies...the light he leaves behind him lies Upon the paths of men” (53) further dramatizes Sumner’s demise. Next, in stating facts about Sumner and others, Boorstin is both concise and clear. He writes, “From the excellent scholarly biography by David Donald in 1960, Sumner emerges with barely a shred of nobility” (53). His conclusions are disputable, and yet he does not allow for us to question his statements. Finally, Boorstin does not use a first person narrative, but uses the pronoun “We” throughout his essay. This establishes a personal connection with the reader. We come to accept his conclusions, because Boorstin includes us in his arguments. His intentional syntax is to convince reads and further his…

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    Social Darwinism is a theory that individuals, groups, and races are subject to the same laws of natural selection as plants and animals. The weak individuals would decrease and the strong individuals would grow in power. Charles Darwin, Herbert Spencer, and William Graham Sumner, and more philosophers are all associated with social Darwinism. They all have different views on it. Charles Darwin developed Darwinism. He focused more on the development of plants and animals. He developed the idea…

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    Even though Lincoln died, many new political leaders who had their own plans came to fill the void left by the death of the president. These new politicians were called Radical Republicans and had two main goals in mind, first, they blamed the south for the war and believed that they should be punished and secondly they wanted to help all of the over 4 million now free black people. They believed that it was their duty to defend and protect the now free African American population. During this…

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    Missouri Compromise was supposed to limit the spread of slavery into Kansas, but the Kansas-Nebraska act stated that the decision of whether or not Kansas and Nebraska would be slave territories would be solved by popular sovereignty. This encouraged as many anti-slavery and pro-slavery settlers as possible to move to the new territories to sway the decision. The violence started off as small quarrels between the two groups, but then militias were formed on both sides of the debate. The militias…

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    Pros And Cons Of Anonymity

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    According to Cornell Clayton, author of “Understanding the ‘Civility Crisis’” includes a historical incident in 1865 where Charles Sumner was physically attacked by Preston Brooks “for giving a speech against the fugitive slave act” (para. 3). This example shows that Preston Brooks represented incivility and minority because he was acting against the majority, who were Charles Sumner and those that wanted to keep their slaves. Because of the incivility that Preston Brooks caused, this was able…

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    Sitting down tapping the brown tables and biting my fingernails At Charles Sumner Elementary School. Not fitting in and being the only dark skinned dominican in my class felt like I was underwater with no oxygen tank. I remember when one of my classmates was looking at me and laughing with his friends. It felt like i had butterflies in my stomach, as he keep looking at me i felt the need to look him and say what. A chubby, curly hair mean looking boy with the same age as me, looked at me and…

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    without state intervention. As corporations grow, they get more efficient, and any form of government control handicaps them. It took the idea of natural selection and applied it not only to individuals but to the marketplace as well (Foner 1998, 121). Those who worked hard with an entrepreneurial spirit would succeed, those who were lazy would fail. William Graham Sumner is perhaps the most outspoken proponent of this individualist mentality toward society. He argues for a laissez-faire…

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    William Graham Sumner believe to get the best out of people would be competition. To get better people in your society one will have to rid itself of the people that cannot care for themselves. Thomas Malthus term the phrase “Survivor of the fittest” where the people that can care for themselves do that and the ones that cannot end up not making it. Sumner disdain the poor because they were not able to participate in the competition of life. Without competition nothing is aspire to get better or…

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    respected, and a role model to many people around the world. Princess Diana was born on July 1st 1961, in Sandringham, Norfolk, England. She was born into an aristocratic English family who were very close to the royal family. Her parents got divorced when she was eight years old and she continued to live with her father who took custody of her. Diana had been hard working since youth. As a teenager she had several jobs such as kindergarten teacher at a school in London, a dance instructor,…

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    Princess Diana Stereotypes

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    Throughout history, princesses have been known to be perfect and have no obstacles or problems to overcome. They are kept away from the real world and they live sheltered lives. When Diana Spencer married into the royal household, that stereotype was broken. Diana, Princess of Wales was the first wife of Charles, Prince of Wales and she challenged the typical stereotype of a princess by talking about mental illness, making physical contact with AIDS and leprosy patients, and by exposing her…

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