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    Eliminate the Electoral College What if it was possible for a presidential candidate to win the race for the white house with less than twenty-three percent of the popular vote? This is mathematically possible by manipulating America’s electoral college system just by winning whole states and not individual voters. Though not to this degree, this has before in America’s political history a total of three times. The Electoral College should be abolished because it uses a winner take all system.…

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    Symbolism, Money, and Racism in A Raisin in the Sun Symbolism, Money, and Racism in A Raisin in the Sun. Lorraine Hansberry was born on May 19, 1930 in the windy city of Chicago, Illinois. Hansberry was the first African American women to produce a play on Broadway and the name of this tremendous playwright is A Raisin in the Sun. This play and book won countless awards including the New York critics’ circle award, the Garry Cooper award in 1962, and best supporting actress in 1961. Any family…

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    Black Hawk, returned to Illinois only to be driven back by militia members across the Mississippi River. In contrast, the Seminole resistance in Florida proved to be more formidable and resulted into a war that lasted until the 1840s. As opposed to exerting force, the Cherokees of Georgia used legal action to resist. The Cherokees by nature were humble Natives and by no means frontier savages. By the 1830s, they established their own written language and formed a representative government with…

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    Plessy V. Ferguson Trial

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    Butler Community College Trial of the Century Noah Stewart U.S. History 2 Mr. Clark 3/27/17 Concerning the late 19th and 20th century, there have been many famous court cases regarding civil rights issues and the precedents they have set in years to come. However, no such case has accomplished both so easily as the trial of Plessy v. Ferguson. Taking place directly after the reconstruction era, this trial is crucial to establishing the verdicts of latter court cases, shaping…

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    John F Kennedy Legacy

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    wanted to decide what his profession was to be, and he desired to be a writer or a teacher. His father persuaded him to run for Congress in Massachusetts' eleventh congressional district, and which he won in 1946. After serving 6 years in the House of Representatives, he was elected to the Senate in 1952. This was the start of his political…

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    Dorothy's Diary Analysis

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    margin. Finally, there is the issue of simply lacking some of the background information necessary to interpret details specific to this time period. For example, I was not aware at the beginning of this assignment that women were able to vote in Illinois in 1916 as they were not yet allowed to vote nationally, and so was confused when she wrote about voting for Hughes. However, each of these challenges was overcome with a second or third set of eyes on her writing, and some investigation about…

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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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    The United States Electoral Process is ran in a form of a democracy. In which the citizens of the United States can vote as long as they are eighteen .These individuals no matter what can vote, no matter the gender, race, or social class. The citizens are able to vote for men and women that will serve as government officials for a period of time. Although citizens are allowed to vote, ultimately the ones who decide will be the next president and vice president is the Electoral College. 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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