P. T. Barnum

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  • Myth In Edward Lengel's Preventing George Washington

    father confronts him about it, he contemplates lying; however, his guilt gets the best of him, and he decides to come clean and confess that he did, in fact, cut down the tree. Washington’s father appreciated his son’s honesty and was no longer angry. While this is an inspiring story and a great lesson for young children, Lengel brings to light the realization that this is a fabricated story created by money-hungry author, Parson Weems. Lengel writes about him, “Weems was the father of popular history. A superb storyteller, he knew his audience- and gladly collected its money” (19). He realized the infatuation the American people had with Washington and ran with it in order to make a profit off of a counterfeit Washington story, much like Barnum did. Lengel uses Weems’ reputation to characterize him as one of the “celebrity-seeking pests”; therefore, discrediting his motives for writing “Cherry Tree” and proving his story to be fictional…

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  • P. T. Barnum's Accomplishments

    Phineas Taylor Barnum, or better known as "P. T." Barnum, described as a “jack of all trades” is an understatement. As a self-made businessman (or scammer), showman (or humbug), newspaper editor (or libeler), he lived a life of exhausted passion and success. He tells his own story in his autobiography, The Life of P.T. Barnum of living in 19th century America. P.T. Barnum’s optimistic and exuberant charisma certainly helped him make a profit, yet that alone did not gain him the title of a…

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  • Trump: An Authoritarian Leadership Style

    ideas for combatting terrorism, he said, "I myself could not have drawn up better what Europe needs." (Simon, 2016) Even Czech President Miloš Zeman declared he was “very happy” with Trump’s election victory, saying he cut through political correctness and addressed key issues like migration. Guardian Staff. (2016, November 09). So it is something to wait and see what happens between the relations of the U.S. and other countries, after all Trump is a businessman just like a showman or…

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  • The Importance Of The Public Sphere

    Barnum made his first investment in what he called, Barnum’s American Museum. He had everything a typical museum would have, from paintings to sculptures to mummified bodies. Arguably, the most popular installment at P.T. Barnum’s museum was the Feejee Mermaid. Barnum claimed that he had found a mermaid and was exhibiting it at his museum. Evidently, this brought hundreds of people to the Barnum American Museum eager to see what this mermaid looked like. They could hardly believe that such a…

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  • Art Museum Research Paper

    The State Art Museum of Florida, known as The Ringling , was once owned by one of the wealthiest men of the Roaring twenties, John Ringling. This museum is located in Sarasota, Florida and houses some of the most prominent works of art representing the culture and time of Europe back then and still continues to grow to this day. It opened it doors to the public in 1931, which was two years after the death of John’s wife Mable, hoping it would “promote education and art appreciation, especially…

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  • Strengths And Weaknesses Of AT & T

    acquired AT&T Corp., creating the new AT&T. With the merger of AT&T and BellSouth in 2006, and the consolidated ownership of Cingular Wireless and YELLOWPAGES.COM, AT&T is positioned to lead our industry in one of its most significant transformations since the first telephone more than 130 years ago. One of AT&T’s strengths is there is their Broadband service because they are the nation’s largest broadband provider. They provide good high speed internet which has a lot of good features unlimited…

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  • Verizon Strengths And Weaknesses

    largest mergers in U.S. business history. GTE was a major telecommunications company with 1999 revenues of more than $25 billion. Bell Atlantic was part of the original Bell System and had 1999 revenues of more than $33 billion. GTE and Bell Atlantic evolved and grew through decades of mergers, acquisitions and divestitures” (@ 2016). “Verizon began as the largest fixed-line telephone company in the United States. Today, Verizon has successfully transformed into a wireless leader with the most…

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  • Verizon Communications Case Study

    KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM (INTERNATIONAL) VERIZON Communications,Inc Background of the company Verizon Communications is an American multinational telecommunication provider and the largest wireless communication service provider in the U.S. Verizon was formed on 30th June,2000 as a product from the merging of Bell Atlantic Corp and GTE Group. Although Verizon was formed on the early 21st century, the mergers that formed Verizon already the big name in the telecommunication business and can…

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  • Description Of The Organization: Verizon Business Analysis

    A1. Description of the Organization Verizon Wireless is known for their quality of service across the United States and for their outstanding customer service experience. Verizon Wireless was founded on June 30, 2000 by Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corporations (Verizon Communications, 2018). The merge with Bell Atlantic Corp. and GTE Corp. was one of the largest merger business agreement to date. Before the merger GTE Corp. was one of the world’s largest telecommunications companies with more…

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  • The Invention Of The Bell System (AT & T)

    AT&T has its roots in the invention of the device that would change the communications history of modern man. In 1876 the Bell Telephone and New England Telephone and Telegraph Companies were created. They became known as the Bell System and were a monopoly for telecommunications in the United States. In 1885 the American Telephone and Telegraph Company was formed as a subsidiary of the Bell System to build and operate a long distance network. Its name was changed to AT&T Corp. in 1994. By 1913…

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