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  • Zea Family Lineage

    removed Streeter and his boat from Fairbank’s land but Streeter then moved to the Tremont Hotel where he continued selling shoreline property that belonged to Fairbank and the Chicago Title and Trust Company. Streeter tricked people into believing his story or believing he had the land grants to the entire shoreline. Streeter staged invasions that made it appear they were being attacked claiming he was a victim of the capitalistic “fat cats”. In 1902 it ended when he was convicted of manslaughter and sent to prison and he ended up dying at the age of 84 in 1921 of pneumonia. Although Streeter grew his name under a big lie, he left a massive impact upon the city of Chicago. The original house Streeter lived in is canvassed next to the John Hancock Center. Streeter’s radical methods of land ownership including illicit alcohol sales and exchanges of gunfire led to today as one of the greatest myths and stories in Chicago’s history. The Sands where he first laid claims are some of the most valuable lands in Chicago and still bear his name “Streeterville”. Returning back to the Zea family lineage the child of George W. Zea, Lawrence Irwin Zea led a life of military excellence. Lawrence I. Zea served in both World War 1 and World War 2. He registered for the draft in Denison City as First Ward. And on July 4 1917 was one of the brave recruits to join their company at Ida Grove Company B, 2nd Iowa Infantry. As part of the army he went to France to fight and serve. Later on he joined…

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  • Personal Narrative: My Trip To Boston

    or Faneuil Hall as it’s known as now is one of the nation's premier urban marketplaces and is also a prominent attraction here in Boston. The Marketplace is an iconic piece of history which was originally built in 1742 and was dubbed “The cradle of liberty” by our forefathers. We got to shop and eat there reliving a time where the colonists were subject to the King’s rule. I had the infamous lobster tail and it tasted unlike anything i’ve ever had before. Along with my delicious meal I bought a…

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  • Paul Revere's Techniques Of The Foston Massacre

    Paul Revere was an important member of the Sons of Liberty, a pin smith and an engraver. One of his most famous pieces of art was a depiction of the Boston Massacre in 1770. Although this is a firsthand account, it cannot be considered a reliable source. As an avid patron of the freedom of the colonists, his drawings are extremely biased in favor of the colonies. He leaves out the historical evidence of the Boston Massacre where the colonists are also at fault. Therefore, his Boston Massacre…

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  • Townshend Act Dbq

    He believed "we cannot enjoy Liberty without Property"; their liberty was being threatened. To him, liberty is important for human happiness and human beings by nature possess liberty; human beings by nature love liberty. Dickinson thinks there are three main threats to the colonists' liberty: taxing colonists without their consent; money raised from the Townshend Acts, which in turn, restricts their liberty more; a more oppressive parlimentary legislation. In his letters, John Dickinson took a…

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  • John Hancock Research Paper

    ” Jests John Hancock as he signs the first and largest signature on the Declaration of Independence. John was born on January 23rd, 1737 in Braintree, Massachusetts (present day Quincy). His father, John Hancock Jr, who was a clergyman, died when John was only a child. His mother, Mary Hawke Thaxter, had trouble managing all three kids by herself so she sent John to live with his uncle and aunt, Thomas and Lydia Hancock, in Lexington. Thomas Hancock was a wealthy merchant who owned Hancock Manor…

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  • Paul Revere And His Impact On American History

    contributions to the American Revolution, Paul Revere was also an accomplished mechanic and businessman, some of whose inventions are still in use today. Despite Revere’s positive impact on the country, not all of his endeavors had a positive outcome. Even so, Paul Revere is an essential piece of United States History that will never be forgotten. Born in Boston in 1734, Paul was the oldest son in a family of seven children. His father, Apollos De Rivoire, who later changed his name to Paul…

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  • Letter To Henry Bowdoin's Post-Revolution America

    Post-Revolution America was not a fairy tale. It is common knowledge that war of any type is a rather expensive endeavor. Naturally at some point these costs of war must be paid regardless of the state of the economy. It further being common knowledge that the Federal Government of the United States was not allowed to levy taxes per the Articles of Confederation, as such this burden fell on the states. Shays Rebellion lead by Daniel Shays, was an uprising to close the courts and prevent property…

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  • Paul Revere's Midnight Ride: A Criticism Of

    figure than what is commonly perceived. A member of the Sons of Liberty, Paul Revere delivered countless messages that kept the revolution alive. He created propaganda for the war, such as his much praised Boston Massacre engraving. What was Paul Revere’s most influential feat? Many argue that it was the Midnight Ride that takes the prize, however it was the Massacre engraving that held a deep and long lasting effect on America and the Revolution. Paul Revere was born on January 1, 1975 in…

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  • Adams And Adams Chapter Summary

    The whole book starts out in the view of the sentry on guard of the customs house. The soldiers have just come in to Boston from out of another city, and the tensions are very very high between the soldiers and the natives of Boston. With all of these tensions a guard describes his experience of him guarding the customs house late at night during winter when a mob quickly appears and advances on him and the other guards that have shown up as the mob has. Then someone yells fire as bells are…

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  • Chick Corea Influences

    Chick Corea replaced Herbie Hancock (my other personal musical influence besides Chick) in the Miles Davis Band with Ron, Carter, Wayne Shorter, and Tony Williams. In the beginning he played the Fender Rhodes electric piano on Miles most important and transitional recording “Filles de Kilimanjaro,” which took jazz into a new direction. His first mile step of his career ended in 1971 righter after he completed his set of Circle albums along side bassist Dave Holland, Barry Altschul, and…

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