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    Chester Alan Arthur became the 21st President of the United States in 1881 and served a four-year term up until 1885. Arthur’s presidency is often overlooked and his reputation was neither good nor bad. Although he was an accidental president and in a time of distrust in the political system, Arthur surpassed expectations when he calmed the nation and helped end the corrupt political system that brought him to power. Chester Arthur was born on October 5, 1829 in Fairfield, Vermont to Malvina and Reverend William Arthur. Throughout his adolescents he moved around the northeast frequently from Vermont to New York state in his father’s effort to find a permanent parish. Reverend William Arthur traveled with his family until he found a church in Union Village, New York where his wife and eight children would eventually settle. Chester was fifteen when he enrolled at Union College to study Greek and Roman classics, as most undergrads did at the time. After college, Arthur was a teacher at a local school and studied law for several years. He found an interest in law and in 1854 he set out to become a lawyer and passed his bar exam. Arthur began to work for a…

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    Unfortunately, it took the tragedy of the assassination of a president to realize there was an issue in government with the current system of fulfilment of government jobs. It shed light on the fact that there was unrest over those who got selected for the position. Once President Arthur was inaugurated, he began to pass laws to solve the issue starting with the Pendleton Civil Service Act. Twelve O’Clock, September 20 1881. Garfield's successor, President Chester A. Arthur, is sworn into…

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    status that gave him the power to control the world around him. People did not need to obey him, but felt obligated to do so, because of his wealth and reputation. Another example is Winfield Scott Hancock, the Democratic nominee, who had a powerful socioeconomic status as a war hero, allowing him to rise quickly in the world of politics. However, he “had never held an elected office and was perceived to have little more than clouded understanding of his own platform” (68). Despite having no…

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    I, Chester Arthur, in the year 1881, is currently faced with a very difficult decision. I have just recently became president due to the tragic death of the former president, Garfield, and I have met an immense obstacle during my term. The problem is that if I should build a federal Civil Service and lose the support of my party, or to not build it and keep the American public very upset with my decision. The decision I made is that I will not build a federal Civil Service during my first term…

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    James A. Garfield: One of the Lost Presidents of the United States Not every president served an exact four or eight year presidential term. For example, Grover Cleveland served two consecutive four year terms. Franklin D. Roosevelt served three four year terms and died during the beginning of his fourth. William Henry Harrison only served a month. “James A. Garfield only served 200 days” (Freidel and Sidey).” That means that Garfield’s term was only about six months long. And yet, not every…

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    In Albert Camus’ novel, “The Stranger”, the absurdist themes of the meaninglessness of human life, living in the moment, irrationality, and lack of conformity to the values of society are best exemplified through the relationships that the protagonist, Meursault, has with those around him. Camus’ characterisation of his anti-hero makes us question the way we must fit into other people’s expectations of our own behaviour, thus forcing us to lie in order to find a secure place within society.…

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    In both life and death, James Garfield was a groundbreaking personality. He gained the nomination for presidency by popular vote despite not officially being in the running, and he was awarded the presidency against the democratic nominee using the same unexpected means. His popular character attracted the likes of both those who wished to work with him, and those who wished to harm him besides his down-to-earth way of handling the presidency of the United States of America. On September 19th,…

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    Battle Of Brandywine

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    Washington just loss at Battle of Brandywine and had to retreat. He was getting his army to regroup. Luckily for Washington, British General Howe stayed in Brandywine celebrating his victory. Four days after Howe learned the Americans were only ten miles north of him. He prepared and sent his army after them. Washington intercepted a message that said Howe was planning an attack and ready his troops. On September 16th, both armies stood across from each other on either side of a valley. Once the…

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    Poverty In Chester County

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    Although Chester County may be the highest income county in Pennsylvania and ranked the 21st highest in the nation; we still suffer greatly from food insecure families and insufficient means to live by.1 In just this county alone we are seeing an assortment in our annual income from 63% of Coatesville residents earning less than $50,000 a year, to Charlestown, where over 90% of their residents are earning over $50,000 a year. With a population of nearly five-hundred-thousand individuals, nearly…

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    As United States citizens, born and raised in a privileged, first world country, we do not fully comprehend the pain of true suffering. This is highly debatable, as many in this nation have experienced poverty, death in their family, homelessness, and other struggles, but digesting the entire nauseating concept of suffering associated with the Holocaust is nearly impossible. The countless written works devoted to this tragedy are known for their ability to provoke thought and test morals.…

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