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  • The Culper Spy Ring

    Long Island, New York had been under British control since August 27, 1776.2 Benjamin Tallmadge established the Culper Spy Ring and recruited his friends in order that they would work as his informants. Tallmadge was the main handler of the Culper Spy Ring.3 The agents of the Culper Spy Ring provided detailed insider information of the British and their activities. They were “incredibly well-connected and had regular access to privy information.”4 The Culper Spy Ring communicated through cyphers and coded letters, invisible ink created by James Jay,5 hidden letters, mask letters, intercepted letters, one letter shifts, couriers, black chamber operations, dead drops, and specific collection requirements.6 The Culper Spy Ring mainly consisted of Abraham Woodhull—a farmer on Long Island and a childhood friend of Benjamin Tallmadge—Robert Townsend—a merchant in New York—James Rivington—known as the King’s Printer who was publicly known as a loyalist and wrote for a loyalist newspaper in order to gain credibility and avoid suspicion—Caleb Brewster—a whaleboat captain and childhood friend of Abraham Woodhull and Benjamin Tallmadge—Austin…

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  • The Importance Of Domesticity In The Great Gatsby

    toward the elite, we shall see that his perspective on the underclass is marked by a fearful alienation. In these tense conditions, Fitzgerald opts (one might say opts out) for the solace of a purely individualist gratification. Although at one level the "fast" life of his heady, competitive success culture is elating (Nick enjoys "the racy, adventurous feel of [New York] at night, and the satisfaction that the constant flicker of men and women and machines gives to the restless eye" [57]),…

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  • Peace Men's Lacrosse Case Study

    familiar rival, Nassau County Community College. Nassau has always had a target pinned to their back. According to the NCC website, Nassau has never had a losing season. Since the program’s inception in 1966, Nassau has won 21 NJCAA National Titles and participated in 43 of the 44 National Championships. Suffolk went into this game with an overall season record of 9-5, with big wins on the road against Army Prep and an overtime victory over Dean College. In their last regular season meeting,…

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  • Long Island Research Paper

    Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland coast, Whitsundays is surrounded by natural beauty and dotted with pristine beaches. There are 74 tropical islands in Australia’s Coral Sea though only a few have resorts on them. While visiting Whitsundays, you can book your boutique accommodation on the Daydream Island, Long Island or South Molle Island. A sabbatical or short vacation in Whitsundays is a treat at any time of the year. You could be an adventure sport lover or may prefer relaxing…

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  • The Culper Spy Ring: An Analysis

    colonies. After the continental army defeated the Regulars at Boston, Britain’s commanders needed a new base of operations. New York seemed to be that location. It had a harbor, was easy to defend, and Long Island could provide supplies should they be cut off from Britain. Long Island was filled with Loyalists, or…

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  • Long Island Pesticide Case Study

    In the late 1960s and early 1970s research came forward that pesticides were harming fish, birds, and man, and a growing concern for pollution. Pesticides were previously controlled solely for consumers and farmers under the 1947 the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act. The Long Island Spray Trial that went through a number of phases in order to end the spraying of DDT and Kerosene oil to eradicate moths in the northeast United States, gained national interest when it made it to…

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  • Summary Of 1776 By David Mccullough's 1776

    I had an opportunity to read a fascinating book called 1776 by David McCullough; which is his tenth Book he has written on the subject. In this endearing novel he describes several significant issues that George Washington had to overcome to secure his ultimate victory in 1783. The book also describes the first year of the American Revolution, especially the triumph of Boston and the failure at New York and the successful attack on Trenton. The author details the challenges of creating and…

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  • The Crossing Movie Analysis

    The Crossing released on TV the 2000. It is about the book the crossing, which is about George Washington crossing the Delaware on a Christmas night and winning the battle of Trenton. This fill was directed by Robert Harmon, with a very low budget to work with he sat out to make this as good as possible. This movie was nominated for a couple of awards, and won two. One was the ASC award, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Movies of the Week/Mini-Series/Pilot. The other one was Peabody…

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  • George Washington's Victory At The Battle Of Long Island

    who would later become known as the Maryland 400, held off the British while the army retreated. Many of them were killed. British Instead of destroying off the Americans, the British leaders stopped the attack. They didn't want to unnecessarily to put British troops in the same situation they faced at the Battle of Bunker Hill. The British troops found out the Americans had no chance to escape. On the night of August 29, the weather was so bad. It made Washington worried about his troops. He…

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  • Personal Narrative: Growing Up On Long Island

    Growing up on Long Island I believe, is a gift. There's no other place like it, the beaches, the farms and the city it has it all. To many Long Island is just a name or a place on the map, but to me this lovable fish-shaped island is home. In a small town called North Babylon, I grew up, made my closest friends and memories I'll have with me forever. I established the person I am today because of that town and the environment I grew up in. I've been in the same house all my life and I couldn't…

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