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    country’s first First Lady, helped shape her into the woman history paints her to be. Martha Dandridge was born to John and Frances Dandridge as a “fourth-generation Virginian on her mother’s side”. From her family’s long involvement in New Kent County, they had a good reputation which would guarantee Martha a suitable match when she came of age. Martha’s character, noted as being “strong, but dutiful, charming yet sincere, warm yet socially adept,” led her to ultimately marry a wealthy man from New Kent, Daniel Parke Custis, at the age of nineteen. These characteristics would result in Martha’s rise in social class with her marriage giving her the strength to remain economically stable after his death on July 8, 1757, leaving twenty-six year old Martha a widow with two children to raise on her own. Ultimately, she would remarry; however, unlike most widows, she would remarry for companionship and love over affluence and stability. Within eighteen months of Daniel Parke Custis’s death, Martha had met and married George Washington, “a young military man… [of] a modestly prosperous Virginia family.” Martha and George’s relationship would continue to flourish over the years, establishing a bond uncommon for most during this time period. Much like Martha Washington, Abigail Adams would live a married life unlike most women in early America. Abigail Adams was born on November 11, 1744 to Reverend William Smith and Elizabeth Quincy, a five-generation American like Martha…

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    tales started when people reported hearing whips, horses, and the sound of a wagon strolling by during the predawn hours. However, when they went to witness this scene, there was no evidence of this activity taking place. Many who have inhabited nearby hotels by Nicholson street, state this tragic scene plays every night, and only voices are heard. The Death of Martha Washington The chapter that states the mysterious death of Martha Washington, starts off by explaining her biography. Martha…

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    grotesque, perhaps that no word exists to describe [it.]” Abigail’s death would soon follow on October 28, 1818 from typhus while John would live on to see the “fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.” While John and Abigail Adams shared a well-connected marriage, John got along without Abigail. In contrast, Martha would struggle in the years following George Washington’s death. Martha Washington was a woman greatly affected by death for much of her life.…

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    Great Aunt made a life long career serving in the army particularly throughout WWII which they procured an honorary burial. I also chose the Arlington Cemetery because of it’s dedication to the armed forces something that really caught my eye was the Honor Guards that stand and protect the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers no matter what kind of bad storm or anything they stand there out of respect for the fallen and to me that spoke volume. George Washington Parke Custis inherited the property by…

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    John Parke Custis (also known as Jacky when he was younger) was a very successful and a bright man. He had a famous mother named Martha Washington. Custis was only four years old when his mom married George Washington. When Custis grew older, he was serving in George Washington’s army. After some time, he died while serving the army so the Arlington cemetery was passed onto Custis’s son, George Washington Parke Custis. George Washington Parke Custis named the land Arlington. In 1804, Parke…

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    that the balls may explode because of the huge spike of energy at the moment of striking. On a societal scale (based off of context of the screenplay), there two obvious ends. There were those who were fascinated with the new material because of an increased quality of living, and those who were apprehensive at such a material that seemed to have no ends of possibilities. Though the situation with the billiard balls may be described as either a failure or valiant attempt, it was through…

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    In a bloody battle with Necho’s Egyptian army in 605 BC, Prince Nebuchadnezzar the son of Nabopolassar, pushed the Egyptian army back across the river and claimed Judah to Babylon. After Nebuchadnezzar departed back to his homeland to ascend to the throne, Judah began to revolt against the Babylonian rule which called for the now King to return to suppress the trouble. Upon his return the King had completed many projects to remind Judah of whom their king was. One of the projects was to take…

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    A dictator is someone that appoints themselves into a role of total power over a group of people. Dictators maintain their power by force through planting fear into the people that they have rule over. Dictators have a tendency to force their views on the people as well. In Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe, Crusoe presents himself as a generous and beneficent governor of the island that he is stranded on, when in reality he exercises a dictatorship rule by using might rather than right.…

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    Automatic Processing and Controlled Processing The cognitive processes that influence perception are influenced by the techniques and shortcuts that people create in order to efficiently perceive the social world with as much accuracy as possible. One of these processes is automatic processing that influences how people may implements previously learned and experienced material into their perception of situations in a quick and efficient manner (Bargh, 1989). On the other hand, controlled…

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    The Devil in the White City by: Erik Larson Crown Publishing Group, 2003, and 447 The book "The Devil in the White City" is about the serial killer H.H. Holmes and the architect of the World's Fair Daniel H. Burnham. Who was Daniel H. Burnham? Burnham was a man who rose to prominence. In 1893 Chicago won the bid for the World's Exposition. The architects chosen were Burnham and his partner John Root, Burnham and John needed to build something to give their city a better reputation. Burnham…

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