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    President Barack Obama Barack Obama became the first African American to become President of the United States on January 20, 2009. With his presidency, he promised to make changes that would unshackle Americans from crisis and start a new beginning, despite some unsuccessful policies along the way. Taking a look into how he rose to be successful, the triumphs he has provided, and some of his unfortunate improprieties, helps to paint a better picture of the man we call our President. Obama…

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    President Barack Obama Barack Obama became the 44th President of the United States of America on January 20, 2009. Obama is the first African American to become President. With his presidency, he promised to make changes that would liberate Americans from crisis and into a new beginning, despite some unsuccessful policies along the way. Taking a look into how he rose to be successful, the triumphs he has provided, and some of his unfortunate improprieties, helps to paint a better picture of the…

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    American newspaper publisher, William Randolph Hearst, built the nation's largest newspaper chain. He was born in San Francisco, to millionaire mining engineer, goldmine owner and U.S. senator (from 1886–91) George Hearst and his wife Phoebe Apperson Hearst. Phoebe Apperson was the first woman advisor of University of California, Berkeley. She funded many anthropological expeditions and founded the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology. William Randolph Hearst dominated journalism for…

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    I would not say that the community that I grew up in necessarily fostered creativity. The small farming community in Illinois about thirty minutes from both the Iowa and Wisconsin boarders tended to focus solely on agriculture and sports. I try not to give where I grew up any credit for my academic success and passion for interior design, but honestly, growing up where I did gave me the strongest push to make something important of myself and my life. Growing up an only child, I was often forced…

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    This bill was passed by the Senate on December 24, 2009, and later by the House of Representative on March 21, 2010. It was signed into law by President Obama on March 23, 2010, and would increase and ensure health insurance to 96% of all Americans (“Obamacare Bill: Full PPACA & Related Laws.”). As a result of this, over 36 million Americans…

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    Individuals have always argued on the rights of abortion depending on religious views, financial standing and the moral standing of the fetus. Is abortion morally wrong, or permissible? Many have different thoughts on this topic because there has to be a lot of reasoning on why abortions should or not be done. I don’t really have a side because the way I see it is it all depends on how the pregnancy happened and the standing the parents have for when the baby is born. Many women decide to…

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    In 2012 Donald J. Trump tweeted that “The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” It’s ironic that because of the electoral college he was elected president. He lost the popular vote by more than two million votes, and yet won the presidency. This is the second time in 16 year that this has occurred. In the wake of the most recent election, the electoral college has become a controversial topic in the United States. In a presidential election, voters are not actually voting for the…

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    Abraham Lincoln's Morality

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    man, he was assassinated in a very brutal way. (History.com, 2015) “Whitehouse.gov” stated that Abraham Lincoln was brought into the world on February 12, 1809 to Nancy and Thomas Lincoln. He was born in Hardon Count, Kentucky. Abe was born into a house with dirt floors and no running water. When Abraham was at the age of seven, his family moved from Kentucky to Indiana and when he was ten, his mother and uncle dies suddenly from milk poisoning.…

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    The life of Jefferson Davis, is an iconic American story, about military service, government leadership, and the establishment of the Confederate States of America. However, prior to the civil war, Jefferson Davis was a war hero that served a prestigious political career. If the South never succeeded from the Union, history would have remembered Jefferson Davis as a person that was a great political administer, and decisive war hero who proudly served the American Government. However, after…

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    July 1850. Before his presidency, Taylor was a career officer in the United States Army, rising to the rank of major general. Taylor's status as a national hero as a result of his victories in the Mexican-American War won him election to the White House despite his vague political beliefs. His top priority as president was preserving the Union, but he died seventeen months into his term, before making any progress on the status of slavery, which had been inflaming tensions in Congress. Taylor…

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