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    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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    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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    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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    Phineas Taylor Barnum was Born on July 5, 1810, in Bethel, Connecticut and was a natural salesman, peddling lottery tickets and Cherry rum to Soldiers as a young boy around the age of 12. As a young man Barnum moved to New York City and got into a variety of businesses including newspaper publishing and running a boarding house and much more.. Barnum hated working with his hands so instead he made his fortune using his mind and using the gullibility of the public in his favor by almost tricking…

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    veterinarians); and are trained and kept under control through the use of such devices as bullhoocks, clubs, whips, chains, electric “hotshot” prods, food and water deprivation, and other forms of what is unemotionally labeled as negative reinforcement.” 3. This article has evidence of how circuses violate all the regulation for the use of wild animals as entertainment. She cites government workers, and ex-employees of The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, one of the most successful…

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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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