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    The Great Depression occurred during the the 1930’s and up until the beginning of World War 2. In the United States, there was no such thing as money, possessions, or structure. One night you were in the upper class, the next, you were in the same boat as everyone else, broke. But, in the middle of it all stood an oasis; the Salinas River Valley, which is where our author, John Steinbeck and his story, Of Mice and Men, came about. In his novella, Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses George, Crooks,…

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    To Kill a Mockingbird is set during a changing and developing time in the United States. The Great Depression, which started in 1929, changed the way of life for many people in the 30’s, including characters in this novel. During this time, the old notions of gender roles held fast, but women started to enter the workforce more frequently in order to support their families in a time of economic hardship. Women had also recently gained the right to vote, leveling the playing field of gender…

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    Charlie is homeless and lost. This creates the first parallel between Charlie and “The Lost Generation.” Both are far away from their origins and lost. In Charlie’s case, he is physically far away from his birthplace of America and far away from his new home in Prague. Psychologically, he is also far away from his daughter, Honoria, which is the one person he truly desires.…

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    Donald Trump gave one of the longest State Of The Union addresses in recent memory, clocking in at almost an hour and twenty minutes. But how long it was its not impressive, it’s what happened in that hour and twenty minutes is what really stole the show. In his speech Donald Trump not only explained his administration's success but also appealed to our emotions with touching stories of American citizens and describing the true American spirit. This appeal to emotions was once described by…

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    Logan Staub Honors English II Period 2 2/21/18 The Mass Killings of Indonesia: Were They Justified? During the late 1940’s to the early 1960’s, Indonesia suffered economic and political turmoil. Indonesia suffered a drastic drop in their exportation, which led to a decline in their economy. Alongside their unstable economy, a political uprising was beginning. Riots and coup attempts spread throughout the country, which intensified when, in 1965, a group of communists known as the 30 September…

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    Eviction tends to turn into a vicious cycle where the evictee cannot escape. They use more than half of their income to pay rent, get evicted for any number of reasons, and then are forced to move with no money for new rent. With no money for new rent, they cannot pay and are again evicted- never able to escape the cycle. Some may ask why tenants do not just save their money, but as Demond learned, “Saving and stability become wishes, and some days children go hungry because the…

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    When it comes to historical events, the happiest are remembered and celebrated while the worst are often forgotten and ignored. The events that have shaped society have not been the pleasant ones but they are the painful, horrendous, and bloody disasters. One such disaster was the exploitation of the Congo by King Leopold II of Belgium in the late 1800s and 1900s. In colonial Africa, the people of the Congo were subjected to personal greed, terror, and a few acts of heroism from specific…

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    FDR’s “Four Freedoms Speech” went beyond the regular freedoms insured by the American constitution and claimed the new rights as American values in which later became symbols for Americans to rally around during terrible times of World War…

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    The Article, “Hungry Venezuelans Flee in Boats to Escape Economic Collapse” by Nicholas Casey, where he writes about how the economic collapse in Venezuela caused many families to forget all about their life there and how this forced them to flee their land. This can be compared to the time June’s mother Suyuan Woo had to leave China during the height of World War II. It was during those times that the economy was severely affected which forced people to do drastic decisions which they normally…

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    Moral value has been replaced by materialism in “The Great Gatsby” In the 1920s, the “Jazz age” or “the Roaring Twenties” is a period after World War I where American society went to a radical change and social reform, and American situated as the most powerful nation of the world. The economic was growing very fast, and the manufacturing were working in full of capacity. The industrialization and the economic prosperity influenced people’s lives: individuals, especially the upper class who has…

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