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    allowed only a narrow interpretation and did not provide the enforceable legislation required by the Constitutional amendments. Continuing, the second Freedman’s Bureau Bill expands on the powers of the first while giving a means of enforcement of those powers. This bill gave the Bureau to exist as a separate institution from the army while still being headed by military officials. The problem was that the Bureau was still incorporated into the War Department, which meant that after the Army left, the enforcement of the statutes in its contract depended on the local governments cooperating. The key part was the distribution of land to the slaves, but that power only applied to confiscated land that was not abundant enough to give every freedman the required 40 acres. The lack of this meant that the freed slaves remained economically dependent on their former masters who used this power to limit African-American political power. The historian Eric Foner’s position is that Reconstruction failed since no one wanted to enforce it for the long term. After its military backing was pulled out, only the former Confederate states had the real power in these matters. According to Foner, the laws did not change society, nor give it a reason to accept the principles within the laws. The strong pushback from Southern society in conjunction with waning support from the North doomed these laws instead of flaws written into them. Foner’s point on this topic: “…by the turn of the century,…

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    The article was successful in achieving its aim of telling the complete story of the Freedman Bureau in Florida, while also explaining extensively how it ultimately failed at its true purpose in the state. The article makes the bureau in many ways appear as simply manipulative government organization which was solely placed in the state to act as a strategic political pawn. Regardless of the negative nature of much of the article the author strays away from appearing openly bias to one political…

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    Jo Freedman Summary

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    The Jo Freedman article gives an overview of the history of women running for president. In an election year that for the first time in history a woman has received the nomination for a major party, it is important to study the women who predate Hillary Clinton. Freedman discusses that the first women who ran for president used it as a platform for discussion of issues that they felt personally about. When reading the rest of Freedman over view it reveals that women for the majority were doing…

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    Obesity By John Freedman

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    Fast Food Companies Can End Obesity Judging from the title of John Freedman’s “How Junk Food Can End Obesity” one conjures up an image of Freedman pressing hard to change the minds of scientifically based options surrounding fast food one deep fried, ketchup-doused French fry at a time. The title resonates with the Maroboro Man ads of the 60s and 70s when the company was losing support from the American population and they were making their finally attempts to forcefully coax Americans into…

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    Freedman is very critical on the junk food affects our health and causes obesity. He tries to explain his opinion by using his own experience. “He bought the real low calorie juice had, to wait for ten minutes, and cost about eight dollars, and he bought juice in another place just waited for several seconds and cost three dollars, but the calories is 220”. He refers to his experience to tell readers that the healthy food and junk food have differences in price and the time that you need to wait…

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    Radner, Freedman illustrated different topics throughout their examples; One about Honesty, another about Lincoln early Life. In the text Backwoods Boy, Written by Freedman it was mostly about Abe's early life. Such as this to support that is “ He was born in Hodgenville, Kentucky on February 12, 1809, In a log cabin with one window, one door” ( 410 ). These Quotes from Backwoods boy, mostly explains his early life. Where he lived in Kentucky. He lived in a tiny house with one Door, one…

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    Freedman and the Skirmish for Rights The Civil War was a time of hardship, adversity, misfortune, and tribulation for African Americans. Beatings, burnings, and slaughters are just the beginning of what the colored people of the Civil War endured. Amongst the many things freedman pursued, what the colored people showed to want most “during and after Civil War was their own land to farm and to get an education.” (Ackerman 1) The African Americans strived and stopped at nothing for what they…

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    Power of Speech “He showed it was possible to make a weak argument stronger through careful construction, and taught his art to willing pupils.” This quote from Strategy, by Lawrence Freedman, means that the strength of an argument depends on the ability one can speak. An argument between either an individual or a group can easily be defeated by one’s ability to speak. Persuasion is easily achievable with a powerful speech using both listening and speaking, but the most vital is speaking skills.…

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    In the text "How Junk Food Can End Obesity" by David H. Freedman describes how today wholesome food companies have shifted our view that all wholesome foods are better for you than junk food. Freedman uses health examples of different foods and he uses personal examples to back up his claim. Freedman is a journalist who has a blog and writes for famous newspapers. He also writes about science, technology and business. Another is he consults and writes about medical problems with medical…

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    Foods Evil” is an excellent essay written by David H .Freedman. The essay’s strength lies in opinions of experts, facts, statistics and evidence. However, the essay is appealing due to its changes in tones and inclusion of different perspectives. Thus, making this essay a must read one. In the twenty first century, people do care about what they eat and genetics is a controversial issue. The subject matter itself draws a lot of attention. Hence the audience will be a diverse with the moderates…

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