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    were so naïve in regards to the effects a battle would bring, to the point that “innumerable civilians…followed the Union Army…to watch what everyone thought would be the climactic battle of a short rebellion”, disregarding the consequences the battle will have on them being so close to the battlefield. There was also the belief that the war would be over quick, one of the biggest issues leading to the loss of the battle was that, even though the Union volunteers surpassed the amount requested by the President, the vast majority of the volunteers were untrained on military tactics. General Irvin McDowell was the Commander for the Union Army while General Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard was the Commander for the Confederate Army. Gen. McDowell’s confidence in the Union Army was not strong, he requested more time to train the volunteers but it was denied by the President; Gen. McDowell knew there would be some challenges for having untrained Soldiers going to battle in a short period of time. The leadership of Gen. Beauregard’s Confederate Army was better prepared and by having a victory at Fort Sumter, it also boosted their confidence to conduct a straight attack at the Union capital in Washington D.C. The Confederated used tactics that surprised the Union Army, such as the first time in American history that “Soldiers were moved to the battlefield by rail,” the result was not only a hasty advance to the battlefield by reducing significantly the time it would have taken…

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    On Wednesday, 09/07/2016, at approximately 1030 hours, I, Deputy Stacy Stark #1815 was dispatched to speak with a victim of a domestic battery at the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office. The victim’s name was Brittany M. Hawthorne (F/W, DOB: 12/27/1984). The domestic battery occurred at 173 Mc Dowell Rd. Murphysboro, Jackson County, Illinois. Hawthorne reported the domestic battery occurred over a course of 4 days. The incident started on Saturday, 09/03/2016. The suspect, Donald J. Moutria…

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    A Clockwork Orange is one of the most controversial works of fiction ever created. Upon its original 1963 release it was regarded as overly violent and disturbing. The film adaptation, released in 1972 and directed by Stanley Kubrick, garnered an even larger reputation and was banned entirely in the United Kingdom. Even though both the book and the movie are seen as disturbing in the eyes of the public, they vary slightly in interesting and relevant ways. The movie and the book versions of A…

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    Speech #1 Edward R. Murrow, a CBS reporter and war correspondent delivered a report from Buchenwald, Germany on April 16, 1945. He delivered this dialect upon seeing the atrocities committed by the Germans towards the Jews. He addresses the American people, describing the scene he had witnessed at this labor camp, which he found the scene to be so unbelievable that he is rendered speechless many times through out his speech. Murrow’s outrage is so apparent through-out his account, that it is…

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    In Act 2 Scene 3 of William Shakespeare’s play Othello, we hear a soliloquy of Iago. Soliloquies are essential in a play as it is the only time the actor is able to explain their thought process to the audience. In typical soliloquies, the character is not acting for someone else. The character, in essence, is able to portray his/her true self. Through Iago’s soliloquy, the audience is able to hear his malicious intentions. The audience is introduced to his evil mind though his appalling tone,…

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    - Irvin D. Yalom (2008) Staring at the sun: overcoming the terror of death is a book that is written by Irvin D. Yalom (2008), who is an existential psychiatrist and an emeritus faculty of Stanford University. Over the past decades, Yalom has impacted the field of existential psychology remarkably, and his ideas contribute to existential psychotherapy as well. In this book, Yalom fully addresses how to overcome one’s inner terror of death by telling multiple affecting stories of his own and…

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    Love 's Executioner and Creatures of a Day, by Dr. Irvin D. Yalom, are two riveting and insightful compilations of Dr. Yaloms ' life work as a Psychotherapist. Both are composed of various tales that shed some light on some of humanities greatest struggles, and Yaloms ' journey to guide his patients through the darkest times in their lives. Through these two writings, Dr. Yalom, is able to depict not just the development of his characters, but reveal his own growth and development as a…

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    Bull Run Research Paper

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    On July 16, 1861, the new Union volunteer army under Brig. Gen. Irvin McDowell marched from Washington DC toward the Confederate army under Gen. Pierre G. T. Beauregard, drawn up behind Bull Run creek west of Centreville. Beauregard's men defended the strategic railroad junction at Manassas, just west of the creek. On July 17th, McDowell sent a small force across Bull Run at Blackburn's Ford to test the Confederate defenses. A brief skirmish ensured, with light casualties and little result.…

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    advantage in the battle. The final event of the battle was that confederate reinforcements showed up and were able to break the Union’s right flank, giving them the advantage that they needed to win the battle.1 The first thing that happened was that the Union marched from Washington D.C. to the battlefield, located in Manassas Virginia. A popular opinion of citizens led President Abraham Lincoln to push General Irvin McDowell, commander of the Union army in Northern Virginia, to attack the…

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    One thing that really shocked me about this project was to see how much history is right around the corner from where I lived. In my early childhood, I used to pass the Fairfax Courthouse all the time on my way to school. I never really gave much thought to the meaning behind the courthouse, though, six-year old me thought the shiny cannons were pretty cool. Visiting the courthouse ten years later was the first chance I got to grasp the significance of the site. The Historic Fairfax County…

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