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  • Case Study: The American Legion

    1. How does the group define itself? Where does this come from? Congress enacted the American Legion in 1919. It is a veteran’s organization whose mission is to help, including mentorship, wholesome community programs, and advocating patriotism and honor. These members devote itself to fellow military members and veterans. The American Legion is a non-profit organization. The success of each American Legion lies within an active membership and volunteer work. The American Legion serves its local…

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  • Andrew Jackson Ambiguity

    Andrew Jackson, the seventh president of the United States, was a prominent political figure in early 19th century America. In contrast to the presidents who preceded him, he was a “self-made man,” growing up in the underdeveloped backwoods territory of the Carolinas and receiving little formal academic instruction beyond his primary education in local schools. He was the first president to truly be a common man; his antecedents had all come from wealthy families along the east coast and were…

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  • Personal Narrative-What I Did This Summer

    What I did This Summer This summer I did a lot of things, I traveled, went zip lining, and most importantly I spent time with family. This is probably one of the best summers I have ever had because my mom took off work to be with me and my brothers. Usually my dad stays home and he really isn't that fun. On the other half I got to go to my Dad's house because the way it goes for summers for me is that I have to do. The best thing I had to do all summer is I went to Alabama with my…

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  • Florida Seminole Tribe

    The arrival of various Creek and other Muscogee people to Florida in the mid-1700s signaled the genesis of what would eventually be recognized as the Seminole tribe of Florida. These Indians settled in parts of Florida where the original, albeit much less in numbers, inhabitants of Florida still resided. Many of the Florida Indians by the time of the British arrival were trading for decades with the Spanish and its colonies to the immediate south. The Creek nation was a loose confederation of…

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  • Flight Surgeon Research Paper

    Imagine flying thousands of feet in the air, performing open heart surgery on a patient, without the proper tools, and under a lot of pressure. Working under the pressure of successfully treating a patient is something that naval flight surgeons must face almost daily. A flight surgeon primarily practices preventive medicine. Their job consists of a balance between the practice of medicine, the profession of aviation, and the study of hyperbaric medicine. A surgeon requires several skill, some…

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  • Women In Space Exploration

    for testing under the hypothesis that women’s smaller size would make them more practically suitable for space flight than men. The women underwent weeks of extensive physical and mental tests that culminated in measures to use naval equipment in Pensacola, Florida. However, just as the women were preparing to leave, they discovered that NASA failed to request their tests and the Navy would not allow Dr. Lovelace to use the facilities for an unofficial…

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  • Derrick Thomas: College Football Hall Of Fame

    Derrick Thomas is a hoss standing at 6’3” and 255 pounds. Derrick Thomas was once little though, believe it or not. Derrick was born in Miami, Florida in 1967. Thomas has been into football ever since a very young age of 3. Derrick was raised by his mother after his father was killed in an Air Force mission in Vietnam. Thomas is looked up to by many young kids and NFL players now, people want to be like him. Such as Von Miller who has been tearing it up just like Thomas did. Sadly, Derrick…

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  • Andrew Jackson Road To War

    Jackson went through everything alone in his life mostly because his parents not being with him and his brothers dying.” Since both of his parents died when he was still quite young, he had little opportunity to learn about his heritage” (par 1, Genealogy). Andrew Jackson was the 17th president of the United States he was born in March 15, 1767 near Lancaster, southern Carolina.” The battles of the American Revolutionary War that raged in the Carolinas from 1778 to 1781 had a devastating effect…

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  • MAKERS: Women In Space: Documentary Analysis

    deprivation tanks in order to try and mimic what will happen in space, however, they had no idea what to expect about space. According to the test results, women tested better than men and complained less. Some women quit their jobs and moved to Pensacola where further tests were being planned, but the Navy denied them access to the base and prevented them from using it, therefore successfully cancelling the tests. The program quietly died in 1962, with only Lyndon Johnson’s note saying to stop…

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  • How Did The American Revolution Affect Indians

    Historians normally give the perspectives of the American Revolution from those that were living in the thirteen colonies. In Independence Lost: Lives on the Edge of the American Revolution we are able to see the American Revolution from a different side not normally seen which involves the war fought in the Gulf Coast region. Duval focuses on the Revolution’s impact on people in Louisiana and Western Florida. We learn from the eight characters that the American Revolution was more than just…

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