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  • John Sherman American Dream

    (71). Although the war had given him more rights as an African American, racism was still everywhere. Even with the racial hierarchy, Douglas had gone from being “property” to a government official in the capital, demonstrating that his own perseverance had allowed him to succeed in a place where socioeconomic background and connections meant everything. Another example is James Garfield. At age forty-four, he had “already defied all odds. Born into extreme poverty… and fatherless before his second birthday, he had risen quickly through the layers of society” (8). Despite being raised in poverty and by a single mother, Garfield was able to succeed because of his dedication to learning. Garfield focused on self-improvement, “His fiercest competition was with himself” (26). His ultimate goal was “to master all lessons, to prove superior to every difficulty, to excel all competitors, to conquer and surpass himself” (26). Garfield, fueled by the desire to self improve, eventually became President of the United States. This accomplishment inspired many others, impressing a reported who noted that Garfield “sprung from the people… had…

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  • Mentor Observation

    it is home to the Mentor ice arena, Civic Center and President Garfield's house. Mentor also provides residents with many places to dine and socialize such as Outback Steakhouse or Davitinoes. Not only does Mentor provide activities for adults and teenagers but the city provides attractions such as Chuck E Cheeses and Busy Bees for children to enjoy. Through the summer months, Mentor is a wonderful city to enjoy water activities as Mentor is set along the south shore of Lake Erie. Along with…

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  • Voicing God's Short Story

    engage the difficult stories, the unique stories, the many stories that exist around us. God is active in so many of these stories, but unless we connect to the pulsating life-force of these stories, we will remain dead. Inactive. Disengaged. Courage is requisite in being open to hear the stories of God’s creation. However, even more courage is required to humbly acknowledge the mistakes and pain of the past – to take that pain and use it to bring about restoration. President James A.…

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  • James A. Garfield's Presidency

    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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  • Analytical Essay: James Garfield's Life And Death

    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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  • Stand And Deliver Movie Analysis

    Urban schools are most always portrayed in a negative light. Such is the case in the movie called Stand and Deliver which takes place in a high school in East Los Angeles during the 1980’s. This movie is based off a true story about a teacher by the name of Jaime Escalante, played by Edward Olmos, who worked diligently with a group of roughneck students because he thought that every student has the potential to learn. He believed that if the students and teacher had enough “Ganas” or motivation…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Experience As A Music Teacher

    the public school system, I wanted to be a music teacher. Music has always been a strong pull in my life. I have learned most of my common school skills with music. I have always loved to sing with the radio when I was with my mom in the car, I loved to sing my abc’s, I loved to sing my times tables, and also my states and capitols. When I got to middle school I picked up the trumpet for the first time. I loved to play and loved my teacher, but I had braces which got me to change my mind on…

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  • My Aunt Research Paper

    1952 in Fort Stockton, Texas. She attended Fort Stockton High School and then went to college at Sul Ross University. She wanted to be an Art Teacher but she could not afford the supplies that were required for the major. She then decided to major in Physical Education and minor in United States History. She started her career as a Physical Education Teacher and cheerleading coach for San Felipe High School in…

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  • Should High School Art Of Education Be Taught In Schools Essay

    High School students should not be required to take art classes again. “Making An Art of Education” states that many elementary schools are incorporating arts education in their curriculum, so why should it actually be repeated? During end of the year-awards ceremonies and recognition events, students are promoted to the next grade because they have become proficient in the current set of classes including art classes. If they have become proficient in 5th or 8th grade art, what real world…

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  • Stereotypes In High School

    bring down a high school student’s ability to succeed. There have been articles and movies about stereotypes. The article “How a Self Fulfilling Stereotype Can Drag Down a Performance” by Shankar Vedantam has talked about how stereotypes can affect how people perform in school, work, and life. There are also movies that are based on true events that have happened like in “Stand and Deliver”. This movie was based on a teacher named Jaime Escalante. In this movie the majority of the students…

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