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    “Nellie Bly not only knew what she wanted, but she knew just how to get it, too”(Gariss, 2008). At the time, few women were determined like Bly. The social norm was for women to marry a good husband, stay in the house and raise the children. Bly was more outgoing and willing to fight for what she wanted. This makes her unique for her time and only unique people are remembered in history. Additionally, “At the age of 23, she marched right into the publisher's office at The New York World newspaper and refused to leave until he agreed to hire her as a reporter”(Garriss, 2008). Women were believed to be inferior to men. Unlike other women, Bly willingly challenged this belief, determined to secure equality with them in the media. Since the creation of the First Amendment, the media was a powerful component of American society, even today. It allows NELLIE BLY, PIONEER OF PROGRESSIVISM 3 people to be fully informed of what the government is up to, unhindered. Bly adds a female voice to the media, offering a new scope for the American people to view their country. Her motivation for being a pioneer among women and determination for change, would carry on into her career as a muckraker. Bly deserves a place in history because she was willing to defy American beliefs at the time. After all, well-behaved women do not make history. Preparation Nellie Bly’s experiences justify her right to have a place in history. For example, “ she had herself committed to an insane asylum to report…

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    Newsies Short Story

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    In 1899, the newsboys of New York rose up against the high prices for 100 papers from the Pulitzer’s paper, “The World” and Hearst’s “The Journal”. Many years later, the musical Newsies came out. During the Spanish-American War the price of papers rose from 50 cents to 60 cents per 100 papers (Li, Extra, Extra, read all about the newsboys strike of 1899). What made them strike was when the rest of the newspaper prices went back down to 50 cents; Pulitzers and Hearst’s did not. In the musical it…

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    Abstract Expressionism is a term pertaining to a movement in American painting that thrived in New York City after World War II (late 1940’s). In abstract expressionism, the painter expresses their personality by the use of color and shapes. Abstract expressionist art does not necessarily consist of painting an object or image, but instead focuses more on the interaction of color, paint, and canvas. The varied works share the theme of using abstraction to convey strongly passionate and…

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    The Industrial Revolution , the change from home and hand production to factory and machinery. During this time period many new inventions came along such as steamboats , which could travel without wind or current , this invention played a huge part in one of America’s greatest creation at this time period , the Erie canal. The creation of the Erie canal created a route from the Atlantic ocean of the Hudson river to the great lakes of lake Erie, helping stimulate the economy of America and the…

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    Most people in the world would agree that gun laws are becoming increasingly stricter. Gun laws are put into place to increase the level of protection and safety in community life. As the gun laws become stricter in New York State, more and more people are becoming angered by them. What most people do not realize is that “More than 60 percent of people in this country who die from guns die by suicide” (Sanger). Growing up in Western New York, many households own at least one gun. I grew up…

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    1. Area: The community in which I live is an urban setting located in Central New York. The City of Utica is located in Oneida County. 2. Demographics: With an estimated 61,332 people in the City of Utica according to the U.S Census Bureau, the city has seen a decrease in residency since the formal census conducted in 2010 (Census Bureau). Even with the estimated decrease in population, the city is home to a multitude of races and ethnicities immigrating to the U.S from various countries…

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    Gossip Girl Play Analysis

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    Gossip Girl (CW, 2007-2012) is a drama television series about a group of fictional wealthy teenagers living on the Upper East Side in New York City. It is based off of a book series by Cecily Von Ziegesar. Though the characters all attend the same prep school, the show mostly focuses on what they do in their non-academic lives. The drama portrayed in this series is more extreme than other comparable teen drama shows, such as The O.C or 90210. This is due to the controversial topics that are…

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    Long ago, Native Americans were a threat to caucasian settlers in the new America. In the realistic fiction novel, White Indian, by Donald Clayton Porter, he tells the story of the Seneca tribe. At the time, the Seneca was a powerhouse of a nation, raiding any town in their way, slaughtering innocent people. The leader of the Seneca, Ghonka, also known as The Great Sachem, was not one to be messed with. While invading a settlers town, Ghonka was raiding a specific house, about to kill everyone…

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    Arts in History and my initial teaching certification in hand, I was excited to teach and challenge the young minds of our great state. As I sent application after application to every school district in the tri-city area, I quickly realized that teachers in Western New York State are a dime-a-dozen. Determined to get my foot in the door somewhere, I substituted during the day and continued working shifts at the country club at night and on weekends. With the school district’s increasingly rigid…

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    Good evening and welcome to Monday Night Football! Tonight, we will look back and highlight the career of Hall of Famer Frank Gifford! You are in for a real treat tonight! It all started in Bakersfield, California, where the young Gifford showed off his versatile skills to get him into the University of Southern California. From there, he emerged into one of the legendary figures in the NFL as a player for the New York Giants and broadcasting on ABC’s Monday Night Football. Early Life Struggles…

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