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    Henry Knox, who was he? Well, Henry Knox was born in Boston, Massachusetts to William Knox and Mary Campbell Knox in seventeen-fifty. Though Knox was born in Boston, his parents are pioneers from North Ireland. Henry had nine siblings, and was the seventh of the ten. William, was a shipmaster, carrying trade upon the Western Indies. William died when he was at the age of fifty, because of financial issues and mental stress. Because of this, Henry dropped out of school to support his mother. He worked at a bookstore in Boston, and opened one himself, after a while. Knox was a very avid reader, very fond of history, but after a while, his main interest soon became artillery. Because Knox supported the American cause, and joined the Boston Grenadier Crops in 1775. He volunteered at the Battle of Bunker Hill in June 1775, serving under General Ward, the person in charge of the colonials around Boston. When Washington and Knox met in Boston, they forged an everlasting friendship. Because of Knox’s know how with cannons, Washington assigned Knox to be in charge of the raid for cannons in Ticonderoga. These cannons were used for capturing Boston.…

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    choices that led to victory. Washington’s main advisors included General Officer Nathanael Greene and Colonel Henry Knox, among others. Greene was a robust man of 39, and, despite never setting foot on a battlefield prior, became one of Washington’s “go-to” men when it came to military actions. He was quick-witted, inquiring, and had a resolve like no other. Henry Knox was hard to ignore. At all of 25, he was 1.82 meters (6 feet) tall and perhaps 114.4 kilograms (250 pounds) of muscle. He was…

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    The Life of Henry Knox Henry Knox was born on July 25, 1970, in Boston, Massachusetts, to William and Mary Knox. William, a shipbuilder, soon completed a considerable amount of debt, and in result he fled to the West Indies where eventually he would die in 1759. Henry studied Greek, Latin, arithmetic, and European history at the Boston Latin School until shortly after his twelfth birthday. His family’s need of financial support forced him to become a clerk at the local bookstore. The…

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    Authentic Heroism The word “hero” has become highly overused. Athletes, actors, musicians, and even reality TV stars are considered modern heros. The qualification of a hero has evolved from sacrifice and selflessness, to good-looks and the amount of points scored in a game. The actual definition of the word “hero” has not physically changed in the dictionary, however the meaning and qualification behind the famous word has been diluted and downgraded. A genuine hero qualifies someone who…

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    “Kingdom of God”, “the day of the LORD”, “the end of the world”, “the last judgment” and “a new heaven and a new earth.” These words are the image of eschatology, and eschatology is an important subject in the Bible. Even Donald K. McKim says that the theme of the Bible is the kingdom of God (McKim, 167). In the Gospel, Jesus taught about the kingdom of God in his whole life and ministry, and the kingdom of God is represented as “already, but not yet” (McKim, 170). John Calvin, a 16th century…

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    of architecture to represent America’s power and leadership (NPS). Private architects believed that the projects done by government architects cost too much money and were not as appealing as projects done by private architects. Missouri Congressman John C. Tarsney sided with private architects, also creating a bill to allow public buildings to be designed by private architects through building competitions (NPS). In 1893, Congress passed the Tarnsey Act. Cass Gilbert would later become the…

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    Many philosophers studied long and hard focusing on transcendentalism. Transcendentalism is the process of transcending the material world, and paving your own path through life as an individual. The idea was started by Ralph Waldo Emerson, and latter continued with his student Henry David Thoreau, and then Walt Whitman. Along with these men, transcendentalism had a main role in the events of Dead Poets Society directed by Peter Weir. These three men, and movie all follow the six elements of…

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    Knox wanted his Presbyterian followers or his audience to hear and support his views on how women should have little involvement in politics. He believed that women should be subservient to men and he used biblical quotes to support his views. Knox also stated he believed that rulers needed the church authority. In this case, Elizabeth does have the authority from the church from the Act of Supremacy which was created in 1534, when her father, Henry V111 ruled. This relates to the Parliament of…

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    Journalist Linda Ellerbee, once stated, "People are pretty much alike. It 's only that our differences are more susceptible to definition than our similarities." People do not realize how similar they are until they determine what they have in common. We can see that people accept our differences because our differences make us who we are. Linda Ellerbee 's statement reminded me of the main characters in the stories "The Devil and Tom Walker" and "Rip Van Winkle". Tom and Rip are two…

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    Cars of the 1920s started the age of the automobile which over time became faster, stronger, more fuel efficient and more reliable. Henry Ford plays a major role in the automotive industry in this time period. His model-T was and still is a very popular car. The cars of this time period could not reach very high speeds and the safety of these cars were dangerous. Cars were a new thing during the 1920s and have forever changed transportation and life of the average american. These cars changed…

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