Midwestern United States

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  • The Romanticization Of The West

    The West has been romanticized throughout American history and culture. Brinkley states, “since the earliest moments of European settlement in America, the image of uncharted territory to the west had always comforted and inspired those who dreamed of starting life anew” (457). Despite the Americans’ idealized visions of the West, the realities Americans faced once moving there were harsh and unfriendly. The West was composed of multi-ethnic areas, unfortunately, racism was still prevalent. World Book explains that African Americans who moved West during the 1880s were called “Exodusters” after the Israelites who fled captivity in Egypt in the Bible (Clavin). Both ranchers and Exodusters dreamed of a better life out West and worked to make the best of their life once they…

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  • Rhetorical Logos In Martin Luther King's I Have A Dream

    adding more diction and passion to his words. For example, he states, “When the architects of our republic wrote the magnificent words of the Constitution and the Declaration of Independence, they were signing a promissory note to which every American was to fall heir. This note was the promise that all men, yes, black men as well as white men, would be guaranteed the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” (381). He mentioned this in order to show people real facts of…

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  • Jim Elliot

    Missionaries make a huge impact on the world for Christ. Their courage, hard work, and sacrifice in the ministry should be noted. One of the most influential, modern day missionaries was Jim Elliot. He is remembered as the missionary martyr to Ecuador, but he did even more for Christ before that. Jim Elliot’s background prepared him for his future, allowed him to minister in United States, and allowed him to minister in South America. First, Jim Elliot’s background prepared him for his future.…

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  • Denise Spooner's A New Perspective On The Dream

    Specifically in the Midwestern community, this group was compiled with a multitude of farmers that valued hard-working and honest people. Additionally, the Midwesterners were also subjective to those who were a certain ethnicity, religion, and social class. In Denise Spooner’s essay “ A New Perspective on the Dream”, she analyzes the Midwestern community’s accustomed consensuality of religion, race, and social norms. Many possible benefits and risks of having a community such as the Midwest…

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  • The Great Migration By Jacob Lawrence: Painting Analysis

    The 20th century was packed with major events in America’s history. Nearly every decade had a defying event, from the Great Depression to both World Wars. However, while all of that was occurring, there was another event happening at the same time for much of the century. The Great Migration refers to the relocation of African Americans from the rural South to the urban areas in the North. City populations in Chicago and New York, for example, expanded greatly because of this influx. Migrants…

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  • Afrocentric Attractiveness

    The American experience has produced a unique struggle for African American women to produce their unique attractiveness aesthetically. In the United States, Afrocentric attractiveness standard has been picture – perfect. African American women have fashion with their own aesthetics and grow the very features that distinguished them from others. However, hair consistency is one and only, of the continuing obstacles on this journey to prompt an aesthetic that exemplifies all color, shape, size,…

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  • Immigration During The Gilded Age

    By the end of the Civil War, the United States managed to undergo a drastic and imperative transformation in its history. When the war began, the country was mainly powered by agriculture. The end of the war began a new way of life in America- an industrial one. This period of time from the 1870s to the beginning of the twentieth century is known as “The Gilded Age”, which also included the “new industrial order.” The Gilded Age and the “new industrial order” dramatically increased the number of…

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  • Chicano History: La Raza Cosmica

    However, in Gilberto Cardenas’ “ Los Desarraigados: Chicanos in the Midwestern Region of the United States”, according to the 1970 census of the United States approximately 1.1 million individuals of Spanish speaking origin resided in the Midwestern region of the country within states such as Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, and Wisconsin (Cardenas, p. 66). Within the article, Cardenas provides an overview of Chicanos in the Midwest in an attempt to…

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  • Do You Speak American Rhetorical Analysis

    American?” Robert MacNeil reminds us of one of the many reasons the United States is so linguistically diverse. He gives various examples of how American English has evolved throughout time. The analysis of the American language is meant for people who read the magazine, U.S.A. Today, but it also applies to a secondary audience, which are American English speakers. The author uses multicultural dialect to help explain forms of regional linguistics, rhetorical questions in order to aid the…

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  • Civil Liberties During World War II

    were not subjected to the same mass evacuation and internment. According to Gail Sakurai in her book Japanese American Internment, the reason was both cultural and economic: "There was no mass relocation and internment in Hawaii, where the population was one-third Japanese American. It would have been impossible to transport that many people to the mainland, and the Hawaiian economy would have collapsed without Japanese American workers. " Japanese labor was considered vital to the civilian…

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