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    From 1864 to 1865 Andersonville, GA was the site of a huge military prison for the confederacy. It was officially called Camp Sumter and was highly known for its horrible conditions and high death rate. In History.com’s article “Andersonville” it says, “In all, approximately 13,000 Union prisoners perished at Andersonville, and following the war its commander, Captain Henry Wirz (1823-65), was tried, convicted and executed for war crimes.” This camp was highly feared and the conditions in which the prisoners were held were definitely horrible to say the least. It was not a place you wanted to be at all. The first prisoners started arriving while Andersonville was still under construction. It became necessary during the prisoner exchange between the North and the South over the treatment of the African American soldiers. In History.com’s article “Andersonville” it says, “A creek flowed through the compound and provided water for the Union soldiers; however, this became a cesspool of disease and human waste.” If this doesn’t give the worst picture of what it was like in this camp then there is something off. These people…

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    Andersonville Prison

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    When this happened Confederate soldiers quickly started moving the prisoners to different prisons in the south. When the war ended in April, 1865, the stories of Andersonville were heard throughout the states and the citizens of the north were furious. The Captain of the prison, Henry Wirz, was charged with murdering in violation of the war. He was sentenced to death and was the only person killed for war crimes. Even after the war the prison was never taken down and is still standing to this…

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    Members of the jury Captain Henry Wirz is guilty of war crimes. I think Wirz was guilty because he had some medical experience according to CNN. com he received some occupational training. He used cruel punishments and did not supply the prisoners with the proper items and supplies they needed. Wirz had some medical experience so he should have been able to help the people that were sick in the camp but instead he did nothing. He was to worried about his ego to pay attention to what was…

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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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    1920s Cars Essay

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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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    What does Zinn mean by “Under Control?” What I believe Zinn means by using the phrase “under control” is that the government had the opposite of over control. It is apparent the government lacked control in just about every aspect during this time. Meaning the system was out of control because there was a lack of control. The first indication that the government was loosing control during this time was found in the view of the United States citizens. People no longer had any trust in or showed…

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    Assembly Line History

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    His long lasting legacy still stands strong. Henry Ford used assembly lines for Ford Motor Co. starting in 1913 (Nye, p.254). He revolutionized the way cars were built, once again. In addition, his idea created the inspiration to later on build manufacturing processes for other products. Ford was the first to use a ground breaking “Moving assembly line” (which was similar to what is used today) (History.com). His assembly lines involved the cars being on a mechanically moving platform that…

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    “Ever’body’s askin’ that. What we comin’ to? Seems to me we don’t never come to nothin’. Always on the way. Always goin’ and goin’,” Casy stated in chapter 13 of the Grapes of Wrath. The end of the novel is strange, and incredibly open-ended. It is never revealed what happens to the Joads or who finally makes it in the end. It isn’t even known if the starving man actually survives. The final act and image in the novel is also a bit out there, with Rose of Sharon suckling this grown man to keep…

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    Critical Pedagogy A lens through which the disadvantages faced by many people in regard to their ethnicity and gender, and how this effect their ability to learn, is the learning theory of critical pedagogy. This is similar to the theory of constructivism; both are opposed to the transmission model of communication and situate learners as active participants where they are posed problems and allowed to solve them (Lindauer, 2007). But, while constructivist learning focuses on creating valued…

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    Shakespeare’s Othello, The Moor of Venice is a play that portrays characters driven by jealousy to make hasty decisions. The play Othello is known for its themes that revolve around love, race, social classes and revenge. It is not Othello’s jealousy, but his credulity that is the prime cause of the tragedy. Othello who is known as a loving and carrying husband to Desdemona fell in trap of Iago’s plotting. Iago is known as a scheming and angry character who seeks to satisfy himself through…

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