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    John Jay was born in New York City on December 12, 1745. John’s parents were Peter Jay and Mary Anna Van Courtland. His maternal family was of solid Dutch American background. They were the Van Cortlandts. Jay’s grandfather was Jacobus Van Cortlandt that served New York City twice as its mayor. Jay attended King’s College, which after independence became Columbia College and eventually Columbia University. As college graduation getting closer, he clerked as a law clerk, passed the New York Bar exam, and began practicing law in 1768. As a young lawyer in New York in 1768, John was very much in demand to serve his country. He graduated from King's College in 1764. Early in the American Revolution, Jay was appointed to the New York Committee of Correspondence, the Continental Congress, and the New York Provincial Congress. He helped draft a construction for New York and served as the state's chief justice until 1779. He was President of the Continental Congress in 1778-79. Jay's agreement between countries was a controversial political episode in 1795. Despite the Treaty of Paris, signed with Britain in September of 1783, the British were causing problems. Washington sent Jay to London in 1794 to try to negotiate a solution to these…

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    Lennie Small discreetly plays with his new born puppy. Suddenly, his friend and mentor figure, George Milton realizes Lennie’s flawed actions and turns to the bigger man, instructing him to “get right up an’ take this pup back to the nest,” (39). George warns Lennie that he may kill the new born due to its extremely small size and young age, foreshadowing Lennie’s accidental murder of the fledgling dog later on. Much like these two men from John Steinbeck’s Of Mice and Men, Willie-Jay and Perry…

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    John Jay was one of America's astounding Founding Fathers that played a major role in molding and creating part of the modern government that we see today. With the ideas and contributions from Jay, it is evident that he was a crucial part of not only ending detrimental situations dealing with foreign countries, but also dealing with domestic issues as well. John Jay was born in New York City on December 12, 1745. Jay had a highly affluent childhood and came from a very well off family in…

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    Best known for serving as the 1st Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and helping to write the Federalist Papers, John Jay was one of the most influential Founding Fathers. Born in New York City on December 12, 1745 to a wealthy family Jay was easily able to attend King’s College (Columbia University) and become a successful lawyer. Though he did not originally support the revolution, Jay represented New York during both Continental Congresses. Later, he helped negotiate the 1783 Treaty of Paris…

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    When conducting this research, I was able to interview three John Jay students: Peter, Wendy and Jane. I also observed two of the same students, Peter and Wendy. The interviews were conducted during the month of April. I interviewed Peter, Wendy and Jane for forty minutes each during John Jay’s Community Hour, a time period where no classes are in session. I made a list of questions and asked them fifteen interview questions each. I created the interview questions based off of my own ideas and…

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    Before attending the lecture The Other Publius: John Jay’s Constitutional Movement, presented by Jonathan Den Hartog, I had never heard of John Jay. In my high school AP American Government and Politics class, I had read and analyzed a number of James Madison’s Federalist Papers including his most important (#10, #39, #51); however, I never read John’s Jay’s contributions to the Federalist Papers. The lecturer spoke about topics surrounding the farming and ratification of the Constitution and…

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    The second federalist paper was written by John Jay to the people of New York. The title of the paper was "Concerning Dangers from foreign force and influence for the independent journal." The second federalist paper was divided into sub categories about the United America, constitution and the government. John Jay argued why we should stay united as one and pointed out the way to make that possible was to institute a national government to care for the union and rival the European foreign force…

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    Although The Federalist papers are a thing of the past, they contribute and play a major role in our society today. From aiding our government in making decisions to contributing in the manner our political system is set up today. Many different people such as: John Jay, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton composed The Federalist Papers. Even though numerous and distinctive minds put their hard work, determination, and outstanding ideas into these documents, they all had one purpose. The hope…

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    During the 1790s, amongst many reasons, opposition regarding the proper use of federal power and attitudes toward Britain and France created the first political parties in America--the Federalists and the Democratic-Republicans. Members of the Federalist Party included Alexander Hamilton, John Jay, James Madison, and John Marshall. George Washington and Benjamin Franklin. The Democratic-Republicans included Samuel Adams, Elbridge Jerry, Patrick Henry, George Mason, Richard Henry Lee, George…

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    and I went to sit next to her. We started to sway back and forth while I was crying in her arms. She told me not to cry while rubbing my shoulders and said “I’m happy and I’m okay.” I stopped crying because I was relieved to hear those words out of her mouth. I smiled at her then the last thing she said was “Goddess Saraswati is looking over you.” I woke up happy knowing she was happy and protected. That very day I sat down and wrote my final paper that rewarded me an A. The “Aha” Moment A few…

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