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    Revolution brought many hardships to the government and economy. George Washington wrote to Henry Knox speaking on the events happening such as Shays’ Rebellion. He states that he could not believe it was happening. If someone would have told him three years ago what would happen and occur in the future, he would not have even begun to believe it. The major conflicts with the government and these rebels made the economy extremely weak. George Washington suggested that a stronger government was…

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    Corruption, as defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary, is “dishonest or illegal behavior especially by powerful people.” This dishonest or illegal behavior is usually categorized as an abuse of entrusted power for private gain. It corrodes the relationship between a ruler and their subjects. This dishonest or illegal behavior begins to occur when rulers make anti-social actions that have a lack of respect for other people’s perspectives and their morals, therefore acting in their own…

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    George Orwell liked to use dystopian settings and a feeling of hopelessness in his eerie and haunting novels 1984 and Animal Farm. Many colorful literary devices were used, including irony, tone, and anaphora. In 1984 the protagonist Winston is midst the totalitarianistic regime of Big Brother. Big Brother is the complete and total dictator in 1984. Winston prefers the structure of society from a time long before, when people had human spirit. Winston may be the only human left that follows the…

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    The French revolution started because the citizens wanted more freedoms and rights. The idea of the new government came from the Enlightenment philosophers. Locke was one of the many he rejected monarchy also he believed that government should be selected by and follow the will of the majority, which was a fundamental assertion of the Revolution. Montesquieu introduced the idea of separation of powers in government (from The Spirit of the Law). Where Montesquieu had understood freedom as being…

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    Betsy Ross (1752-1836) Most well known for making the very first American flag. With 13 stars representing the 13 colonies and the classic red white and blue colors, she designed and hand stitched the flag with direction directly from President George Washington. James Monroe (1758-1831) The last founding father as president, he was the fifth president of the United States. He fought in the war and was also a delegate, but he was most well notorious for writing the monroe doctrine in 1823.…

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    Sammy, a 19-year-old boy, serves as a protagonist character in the A&P short Story. He initially works as a cashier in a small-town supermarket. The A&P story happens in a small community that carries a profound conservative opinion (Wheeler, 2011). At the start of the story, three young ladies walk into the store putting on bathing suits. The way how the girls go about dressing themselves makes people especially Sammy look upon them strangely, which reveals the rift within the young and the old…

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    dangerous leadership myth is that leaders are born-that there is a genetic factor to leadership. That 's nonsense; in fact, the opposite is true. Leaders are made rather than born” (Bennis). Warren Bennis’s quote really opened my eyes as to why I chose George Washington as the overall best president during the antebellum period. Prior to becoming president, Washington gained leadership experience from being Commander in Chief of the Continental Army in the American Revolution, from there he…

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    Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it” (Paine, 1777). The American Revolution is revealed as a long term investment. The pursuit of liberty is paid for with lost lives, lost wealth, and lost cultural norms. Equivalent to today’s population, millions of lives are lost. Equivalent to today’s economy, hundreds of millions of dollars are spent. Cultural losses, such as religious intolerance, elite power, and eventual loss of…

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    George Washington George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland, Virginia. He received a small education at home and a small work education among the planters and backwoodsman he associated with. From these men he learned farming and surveying. He was a natural leader and was appointed a field marshal in the colonial militia by the time he was 21, taking part in the first battle of the French and Indian War. In the French and Indian War, he made his way up the ranks. During…

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    common ideas. He extensively goes into great depths rather than merely scraping the surface of these phenomenal affairs. Specifically, he elaborates on events such as the Duel between Hamilton and Burr, The Compromise of 1790, the plague of slavery, George Washington 's presidency, and the rocky friendship between John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. It is more than apparent that Ellis wrote this novel to provide great insight as to what really occurred on some of the most monumental days of…

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