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  • Narrative Essay On Higher Education

    Education growing up was never my focus. However, after years of dead end jobs my perspective changed. I gained a value for education, and a desire to achieve one. With that, I started my pursuit to earning my general education degree. In June of 2015 I began my journey towards completing my goal of earning a higher education. The first step was earning my general education diploma. I worked towards earning my general education degree by studying online with My Illinois G.E.D and Khan University. I studied every single day for a solid two weeks. Once my grades online were sufficient I reserved my spot to begin testing. Walking in, the room was a yellow tint with pealing walls. Small cramped cubical spaces lined the walls. There was scribbles on the desk, and the faint smell of musk. The computers were old and outdated, but sufficient enough for the job. I sat down and the chair leaned back just a little further than it should have. I thought to myself “what a crummy place.” However, I was there, and there wasn’t any turning…

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  • What Were The Causes Of Bacon's Rebellion

    Governor Berkeley, had been the people’s governor for many years and bacon is an untrustworthy and unknown guy. He said that he has more success than bacon trying to draw people toward himself” and Berkeley believed that “Mr. Bacon has none about him but the lowest of the people” (Governor Berkeley, Declaration and Remonstrance). The governor tried to put bacon down, but as bacon was getting more famous among the poor people, his army was growing. Each leader tried to gain support. Both promised…

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  • State Of The Union Speech Analysis

    No matter your stance on President Obama or his administration, many would agree that he can passionately deliver a great speech. With 2016 being the finale of his 8-year term, the upcoming State of the Union address will be the last one of Obama’s presidency. As he prepares to address the country on Tuesday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET, many Americans from all sides of the political spectrum are preparing to watch the President’s final formal speech online. The word on the White House streets is…

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  • How Did Barack Obama Influence The World

    ambassadors whose nominations had been, for months, blocked or stalled by lawmakers (Obama Uses Power of Appointment, Sidestepping Senate). President Obama has stated that "Senators had blocked or refused to consider the confirmations of the nominees for various reasons, including questions about their qualifications" (Obama Uses Power of Appointment, Sidestepping Senate). In the nomination fight over Mr. Cole, President Obama 's nomination of whom to install as the deputy attorney general for…

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  • Walt Whitman's Oh Captain ! My Captain

    “Oh Captain! My Captain!” is about a son who is attempting to inform his father about good news, unaware that his father has just passed away in a battle. Walt Whitman, the author of “Oh Captain! My Captain!” laments over the loss of his hero, Abraham Lincoln and viewed him as the greatest president in United States History. Whitman saw a “grand tragedy that promised ultimate purgation and unification for America” in the death of Lincoln (Reynolds). Because of this view on President Lincoln,…

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  • Stem Cell Research Case Presentation

    In this case presentation it focuses on research on stem cells to find possible ways to cure many disease. A group of scientists created a line of stem cells out of human embryos that could be used for genetic engineering research in November 1998. When George W. Bush became president he received immense pressure to ban the funding and research for stem cell research, and it led him to ban the proposed funding for the research. To support his actions Bush argued that the stem cells found by the…

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  • Open And Closed Innovation Case Study

    Paul Trott and Dap Hartman (2009), propose that a false dichotomy exists in the open vs. closed innovation debate, instead the two paradigms are not mutually exclusive with most, if not all, firms carrying out principles of both. I believe that this is the case with the firm PowerbyPoxi, hence I agree with the statement “PowerbyProxi has adopted both open and closed innovation processes”. This can be demonstrated by analysing the relationship between PowerbyProxi and some of its major…

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  • Dorothea Dix: The Inhumane Treatment Of Mental Illness

    She had a blunt, cold exterior, was often inflexible, would frighten her nurses, and frequently disregard military rules and orders from surgeons and military officials. Because of this and frequent complaints made by her superiors, in 1863 all nurses were now to report to the highest ranking hospital official in accordance with the General Orders No. 351- bypassing Dorothea completely. After the war Dorothea resumed her work in the advocacy for the treatment of the mentally ill, finding that…

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  • Examples Of Social Location Of Trump

    The “Social Location” of Trump During presidential races here in the United States, it is almost always a competition to see who can relate to the greatest amount of citizens. In order to achieve this task, candidates try to accumulate votes from various diverse populations. These may include people with differing economic backgrounds, races, religions, geographical locations, age, gender, etc. One could basically make the claim that the candidate with the ability to successfully target these…

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  • Dorothea Dix: A Social Reformer

    Prior to 19th century, mental illness was viewed as a criminal act rather than an involuntary affliction, until one woman’s persistence changed the world’s perception of mental health. Dorothea Dix was an author, teacher, and reformer renowned for her strides in the improvement of treatment for the mentally insane. In her early years, she indulged her passion for learning through a career in teaching and encouraged women to pursue an education. In her later years, the hints of rebellious…

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