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    In Gladwell’s book he explains, “One was the study that showed how people who watched Peter Jennings on ABC were more likely to vote Republican than people who watched Tom Brokaw or Dan Rather because, in some unconscious way, Jennings was able to signal his affection for Republican Candidate” (Gladwell 151). Gladwell shows that media and outside sources can subconsciously change a person’s worldview. This relates to Bartlett in the way that they both have outside sources and show how those outside sources influence people and how they act. “In a recent study from a paper with the ominous title "God Is Watching You," the average subject gave $1.84. Meanwhile, another group of subjects was presented with the same choice but was first asked to unscramble a sentence that contained words like "divine," "spirit," and "sacred." The second group of subjects gave an average of $4.22” (Bartlett). In this study…

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    is trying to remain virtuous and staying true to who you are and your beliefs. Angelou’s Men is centralized around the topic of sex. More importantly the importance of a woman’s virtue, and how it frails in comparison to that of how a man views it. As young women, we’ve all had “the talk,” telling us that ‘patience is a virtue’ and “once it’s [your virtue] gone you’ll never get it back.” This last set of quotations is not only an import piece of advice my mother has given but also lyrics from…

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    Themes Of Family

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    If You Ain’t Got Love by Mason Jennings encompasses the theme of total love, appreciation, and adoration between parent and child. In the song, Jennings recounts a time in his own life where the life of his child was threatened and he expresses his unwavering love and care toward his child. He sings about how when his child was born they had a heart condition, and he sat with his baby all night long. In the lyrics he says, “I 'm never gonna give you up” referring to how he has committed to love…

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    and Mrs. Henry Jennings and their older children. I ought to explain that in 1905 and 1906 my parents summered with me and my sister Elisabeth (5 years older than I) at Woodington on Lake Rosseau. My father, an ardent fisherman, hearing of charms of Blackstone wrote to Mr. John H. Jennings asking Mr. J. to take mother and himself in to board for a few days, and to meet them by horse-drawn vehicle at Port Cockburn at the head of Lake Joseph (the automobile had not yet penetrated to Blackstone,…

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    on the island around 1913. Nelson who knew the island before the fire likened the idea of the island 's recovering plants as a Phoenix, the mythological bird that cyclicly rises itself from the dead. A significant part of Nelson 's childhood was influenced by associating with children his own age during the Blackstone summers. Either the children of other summer residences or the children of the permanent families. Of particular note are Willie Moore, Jule Woolman, Cecil Rankin, Ethel and Artie…

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    involved in the war. When Germany began sinking vessels President Wilson decided to cut off all ties with Germany including all exported goods coming from America. He tried to use this as a last resort tactic to staying neutral but at this point in time, Wilson and all of his cabinet members saw no other choice but entering the war to stop them from overpowering everyone else. By April 2 he had congress to meet to declare war on Germany. Money was a very heated topic when it came to this War.…

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    The rural and agrarian farmers supported Populism. They thought that they were the center of the economy because they were the farmers who supplied food for all the people in surrounding areas. William Jennings Bryan was their leader. He believed that God was on his side and that if people were against populism then they were that of the devil. He was the one that wanted free silver from the government. Kazin writes, “Bryan portrayed the cause of free silver as a defense of hardworking Americans…

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    George Rappleyea Thesis

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    in Tennessee believed in), that teaching evolution in public schools was wrong. They took a stand and partnered with Clarence Darrow, a famous defense attorney, to defend John Scopes who was convinced to stand. George Rappleyea, the manager of the Cumberland Coal and Iron Company in Dayton, agreed with the ACLU, but also was hoping to boost the economy for Dayton. Background In August, 1900, John Thomas Scopes was born in the large city of Paducah. Scopes moved around a lot due to his dad's…

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    of the trial Scopes’ defense was more problematic. Once a plea of innocence had been lodged, Darrow moved to quash the indictment against his client by arguing that the Butler Law was a ‘foolish, mischievous, and wicked act . . . as brazen and bold an attempt to destroy liberty as ever was seen in the Middle Ages.’ Neal went on to point out how the Tennessee constitution held that ‘no preference shall be given, by law, to any religious establishment or mode of worship.’ Since the anti-evolution…

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    Populism In The 1890s

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    During the 1896 election, William Jennings Bryan, was defeated by the hands of the Republican candidate, William McKinley. William Jennings Bryan had been selected by both the Democrats along with the Populists. The Populists, or The People 's Party, was never able to recover from the defeat. The corporate model had won, they defeated the Populist alternative, which combined public, private, and cooperative ownership. It also offered a more inclusive and humane form of development. However, even…

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