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    Mexico City: The Birth of a Civil Society Being one of the worst earthquake to ever hit Mexico, the 1985 Earthquake of Mexico City struck in the heart of the country and brought consequences that would later prove to shape the citizens sentiment towards the government and its officials. It sent the country into a frenzy and their inability to properly manage rescue operations proved to be fatal for the thousands of people who relied on the government to save their life and the lives of loved ones. It lead to ordinary citizens establishing themselves as unofficial government workers, taking the roles of rescue aids and policeman.The sudden need for citizens to rely on each other instead of on the people supposed to assist them, created a sort of universal human bond between those with any direct or indirect relation to the quake. Through the quake, much was revealed to the general population such as the loose enforcement of building codes and the government 's obsession with profit over people, which in turn lead people to doubt whether the government was fulfilling its role of serving and protecting the people. The earthquake has to be more than a natural disaster, but an entity that shook not only the physical wolrd but also the political one by being an integrating factor for the people of Mexico and the source of delegitimization for the Mexican government. Elena Poniatowska’s collection of autobiographical stories unveils the earthquake as being more than a natural…

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    Mark Twain and Jack London’s San Francisco Earthquakes Earthquakes are devastating tremors that cause serious damage. Mark Twain and Jack London describe two earthquakes they witnessed in San Francisco. In Mark Twain’s essay, he uses a satirical and humorous approach when describing human reaction towards the sudden earthquake, through a first point of view, and carefully chosen descriptive words. Jack London, on the other hand, focuses mainly on the effects the earthquake had on the city.…

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    The California Earthquake

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    Imagine: you’re in your house, doing homework, when the ground suddenly jerks beneath your feet. With a second pitch your chair lerchs, chucking you into the air. You hit the ground hard then crawl underneath the table grabbing hold of the legs as ground continues to jerk. What you just experienced was an earthquake. There is often no warning and extensive damage. In 2005 my grandma, who lives in California, was in her apartment when one occurred. Though no serious damage where she lived,…

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    Donald Trump Plan Analysis

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    Question 1.) “What is the main purpose or key question of the article?” “The Trump Plan” is an article written by the editors at the National Review. The article evaluates Donald Trump’s views on immigration. While the writers are relaying his views to the reader in a seemingly civil way, they do take subtle shots at Donald Trump. Someone who they referred to within the text as “The Donald” (THE EDITORS 2015, p. 14). The Purpose of this article is to inform the reader of the infamous…

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    Gene Kelly Research Paper

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    From the beginning this mentality integrated itself into Kelly’s dance style. His brother Fred relates that “Gene wanted to have a masculine image, so we [the studio] never wore tights or short pants on the boys” (Frank 174). Kelly fused his rugged personal attitude “with a muscular style of jazz tap dancing that was digging, loud, and strong” (Hill 185). The dancer’s Irish heritage shines through more than mere brute force; “some elements of the Irish tradition of jig and clog resonate in…

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    Are angry white voters today any different than England medieval peasants? The peasants in England during the medieval period aren’t so different than todays’ angry white voters. “Angry white voters” can be better known as the Trump’s supporters. Donald Trump is running for president and he is getting the majority of his support from the angry white voters. The people who fit that category are less educated, working lower class white males. The medieval peasants are being compared to the angry…

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    Being a senior in high school was stressful for me, specially when I wanted to go to University of Arizona. I knew I could of got in because my GPA was high, but I also knew I couldn 't afforded living on campus like I wanted to. After over thinking my opinions about loans, grants, FASHA, and scholarships I decided to try to get a scholarship. Sadly, I didn 't get it because I missed two parts of the requirements (tax information and a letter of recommendation). Since I only had three more…

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    Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance Amelia Earhart was a very important woman in history. She was a role model for women and pilots all around the world. But something happened to her that has confused people and scientists for years. “July 2,1937, Amelia Earhart and Fredrick Noonan were reported missing in the Lockheed plane around Howland Island which is in the Pacific Ocean.” (1) What started out as a fun challenge for Earhart and her copilot Noonan turned into the biggest mystery we have ever…

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    The Last Flight, by Amelia Earhart, was an inspiring story of Earhart’s life and final moments. Amelia grew her love for airplanes from a young age. Her first recollection of seeing a plane was at the Iowa State Fair. She was not very interested at the time, but her love grew. She recognized her love for flying while at a show. The planes went up into the air and did trick after trick. They even swooped down towards the crowd sending everyone running. But not Amelia; she sat in aww watching the…

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    Amelia Earhart's Journey

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    The word “journey” can strike a series of emotions and images into one’s heart. It could make one feel excited for adventure, or curious about the future. It can make one think of faraway places, and of interesting people. The word “journey” can make one think of adventurers and innovators alike. Individuals such as Lewis and Clark, Ernest Shackleton, and even Neil Armstrong come to mind. One might also think of Amelia Earhart, the woman whom embarked on one of the most daring yet…

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