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    Jim Thorpe Did you know that Jim Thorpe is one of the greatest all round athletes in history? First I will tell you about his early life, next I will tell you about his adult life and finally I will tell you about his accomplishments. I hope you enjoy it. This paragraph is mostly about Jim Thorpe’s early life. Jim Thorpe was born on May 28, 1888 in Bellemonta, Oklahoma. He was the son of Hiran P. Thorpe, of Irish and Sac-Fox Indian descent, and Charlotte View, of Potowatomi and Kickapoo descent. Jim Thorpe was baptized “Jacobus Franciscus Thorpe” in the Catholic Church. He was born in Indian Territory of the United States (Later Oklahoma) but no birth certificate was found. Jim’s parents were Roman Catholic, a faith which Thorpe observed throughout his adult life. He grew up with five siblings, although his twin brother, Charlie, died at the age of nine. Jim's athletic…

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    Jim Thorpe, one of the greatest athletes to ever walk this earth, lived his teenage years attending a Native American boarding school, speifcally attending the Sac and Fox Indian Agency school in Stroud, Oklahoma, then the Haskell Institute, which is an Indian boarding school located in Lawrence, Kansas, and finally attending college at the infamous Carlisle boarding school. However, Jim’s story does not start at his education, it begins at his Native American roots. On the morning of May 28th,…

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    Jim Thorpe was born on May 28,1887, and he died in the year of 1953 at the age of 65. He was a Native American Indian who was treated different since he was not White. He was born with his twin brother in a one room cabin with a dirt floor in what is now Oklahoma. He was born with a personality that was both competitive and stubborn. When he was little, he would play with his siblings who would become tired of the way he almost always bragged about winning. Due to his bragging, his siblings…

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    James Thorpe goes by the name Jim Thorpe. He went to the Olympics in the summer of 1912. The Olympics were held in Stockholm’s Sweden. The pentathlon and the decathlon were added to the Olympics for the first time. Since the Olympics were held in Sweden the events were a little different. He was an one man team for almost all the track meets he went to. Here are some of his records: he could run the 100 yard dash in 10 seconds, the 220 in 21.8 seconds, the 440 in 51.8 seconds, the 880 in…

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    Captain William A. Mercer took over the school and loosened the rings a bit; he strongly pushed for sports teams for the school. One Jim Thorpe-whose former named before it was changed at Carlisle was Bright Path- emerged from the school as a football star and eventually played for the Cincinnati Reds and the Boston Braves and won six of ten events at the 1912 Olympics. The experiences for students that attended the school after Pratt left to Mercers arrival were night and day. Many students…

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    students possessed brutish dispositions. Assaulting the students’ speech abilities was not the only instance in which McKnight ridiculed the students. Later, McKnight discusses activities that took place at a graduation ceremony in which students seemingly embarrassed themselves in a variety of public spectacles such as climbing a greased pole and attempting to catch a greased pig; all of this happening while townspeople looked on and watched in amusement. The interaction between the students…

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    by Mark Twain, Huck and Jim escape civilization together to float down to freedom on the Mississippi river. The river has its good times and bad ones to, but Huck pushes through like a good friend would. He also meets his childhood friend Tom but ultimately leaves all of this to go out west. Friendship plays a very important role; Huck develops many new friendships throughout the text including those with Jim, a runaway slave, Huck’s friend Tom Sawyer, from a previous book The Adventures of Tom…

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    various authors use character development and unique writing/plot devices to demonstrate that people change, especially as they grow and mature. Although it is the sixth-most frequently banned book in the United States, Huckleberry Finn gives an admirable message to all readers: one can change who they are based on one’s own philosophies and ideas, just like Huck Finn throughout the novel. At the beginning of the book, Huck assimilates to the ideas of those around him (like Tom Sawyer’s cruelty…

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    Jules Tygiel quoted in her book, "Baseball's Great Experiment" a man by the name of C. Vann Woodward as he said, "There is more Jim Crow practiced in the South than there are Jim Crow laws on the books."Jim Crow law forbade whites and blacks from attending the same school, riding on the same sections of trains and buses, receiving the same treatments in hospitals and competing in the same athletic games. It was known that if Black's challenged these laws they would challenge not only everything…

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    The term globalization has many meanings such as technological and cultural processes. How often do you look at your article of clothing and/or other objects that you use in your day to day life, and see that it is made in a country other than US? This is why the US is considered a lazy country to many other countries. We put every other country through the labor just so we can buy it for cheap and sell it for more on US territory, while the people who worked their behinds off get paid way lower…

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