James Smithson

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  • Joseph Henry And The Smithsonian Institution

    to accept and receive the money. While this may seem like a simple enough task, it was fraught with dispute. Many Southern Congressmen such as William C. Preston and John Calhoun were against accepting the bequest (Crusade p123). Some believed that it would be beneath the United States government to take the money and doing so would open up an opportunity for “Every whippersnapper vagabond that has been traducing out country [to] think proper to have his name distinguished in the same way”. Others argued that it would be a violation of Congress. One historian claimed that the motive behind the Southerners pushing back was for a political reason. They were against a government that was too centralized. Were it not for Adams persistence, Smithson money may have never been acquired. So the politicians had the power to squelch Smithson’s dream before it could have a chance to…

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  • Philip Evergood Portrait Of My Mother Analysis

    In “Portrait of My Mother” by Phillip Evergood, the artist uses both value and shape as well as proportion and gradation to illustrate the beauty of his mother while she was in physical pain in the last days of her life. Evergood, born in 1901 and died in 1973, began this work while his mother was dying in a hospital and subsequently completed it after her death. The portrait is oil on canvas and panel, and is a featured work in Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas. Furthermore, Evergood uses…

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  • Land Art, Spiral Jetty And The Great Serpent Mound

    schools nor leaders and it was not quite a movement; the artists who were involved with it were also involved in other types of arts. Land art was labelled as modern ‘sculpture’ but its versatility and introduction of new concepts and visual materials made it difficult to ascribe it to one field or term. Later on, the term “Earth Works,” coined by Robert Smithson came to use, but Earth Works only refers to works that use earth while Land Art is an all-encompassing umbrella that includes…

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  • Description Of The Groundhog Day

    That night, I went to bed and my mind was racing. Our plan was set in place. As the clock struck midnight, I quickly snuck out of bed and got dressed. I was so anxious. I wanted to be ready at a moment’s notice. It took less than two minutes to put on a thermal shirt, a sweater, jeans, and heavy wool socks. I laid on my bed, staring at the ceiling, counting down the minutes. At 12:50 on the dot, I heard muffled noises outside my window. I sat up and looked outside. There was James and his…

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  • Personal Narrative: Rasta Man's Cousin

    Rasta Man’s Cousin And Another Dream One day when I went out to get something to eat, I bumped into Rasta Man’s cousin. She told me that he had been asking about me and she asked if I wanted his number. I told her no. She was like girl, you better go ahead and get that money. I told her again no thanks. She was like I’m gonna tell him you acting funny. I just smiled and walked away. Weeks later after encountering Rasta Man’s cousin, I had a dream. I was awakened out of my…

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  • Soccer In America Speech

    teacher, Mr. James. I say, “Hello, Mr. James! Lucky day! Guess what? It’s me! Francisco!” Mr. James says, “Yes, I see that. Please sit down. It’s time for our very first test. You did do the pre-reading, right?” I say, “I did not do the pre-reading. Or the reading. Or the post reading. I did not do any reading at all because it is summer and that is just wrong.” He says, “Well. Here’s your test. It is fill-in-the-blank. Good luck. Please, sit down.” But I cannot sit down. It is not…

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  • Descriptive Christmas House Research Paper

    I say high to everyone and then walk back through the Sasquatch sized door and walk down the hall to the living room. As I enter the room I 'm greeted by a sweet citrusy pine smell that makes the setting complete. I sit down facing the tree looking beyond into the black abyss and twinkling lights. I pull out my grandpas fly fishing book like I do every year. I read the cover, “ The Complete Angler” by James Prosek. Every year I can never seem to finish the book but I get closer every year. This…

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  • Confidentiality Essay

    Mr. Wilson and I sit down to start his assessment. I explain what the assessment is for and confidentiality. We first start by obtaining personal information. He gives me his full name, his address, and talks about his wife who passed away. While talking about his wife I asked if he had other family members. Mr. Wilson told me he had a daughter and a pet dog. He told me he used to work as a farmer but know he just enjoys siting with his dog on the porch. I asked if he had any close Nabors…

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  • The Creation Of The Republican Party In The 1850's

    ballots in Kansas elections. Nonetheless, President Pierce replaced the territorial governor after recognizing the fact that the result of the pro-slavery legislature was not up to par with the interests and values of the people. A civil war surfaced when free state settlers established their own opposing government. In a conflict called "Bleeding Kansas" nearly 200 people were killed. In 1856, Preston Brooks beat Charles Sumner, an antislavery Senator from Massachusetts, unconscious with a cane…

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  • The Significance Of The Treaty Of Paris Of 1763

    Mississippi rivers would be settled, but it would eventually become part of the United States. The Northwest Ordinance fast-tracked the westward expansion of the United States. The Bank of the United States received its license in 1791 from the United States Congress and was signed by President George Washington. Secretary of the Treasury, Alexander Hamilton, designed the Bank’s charter. He modeled it after the Bank of England. The bank was needed because the government had a debt from the…

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