Robert Byrd

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  • Pros And Cons Of Term Limits In Congress

    constituencies. Term limits are a necessary evil that we need to address now. They are evil not in a way that harms the democratic process, rather evil because it would require change and most often people are highly adverted to change. Ironic as it may be, in order to see a change in our government we first need to make a larger change that will prove beneficial in the long run. The longstanding members of Congress that we see today have histories that their consistency and experience seem to presently outweigh in regard to prior negative decisions. One notable Congressman by the name of Robert Byrd demonstrates how out of touch our representatives can actually be. At the beginning of his political career, “Byrd was a member of the white supremacist Ku Klux Klan in the early 1940s” and “in 1964, he voted against the Civil Rights Act pushed by Democratic President Lyndon Johnson” (Cohen). Byrd was a representative in Congress for almost fifty-seven years and passed away while in office. Although he said it was “the most egregious mistake I’ve ever made”, in reference to being a KKK member, the fact still remains that a man who once firmly believed in black suppression helped guide our government for fifty-seven years (Cohen). This stance is a far outcry from what the people of today demand from our government’s political actions, so why not make a change? Term limits would be able to prevent this same issue from becoming a concern and would provide the nation with common…

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  • The Best Man, By Robert Schenkkan, And Crucible By Arthur Miller

    “I think Donald just criticized me for preparing for this debate. And, yes, I did. You know what else I prepared for? I prepared to be president.” Hillary Clinton said during the first presidential debate. The election of 2016 will not be forgotten anytime soon. With a surprising turn of events of Donald Trump somehow winning. Millions of American citizens are in anguish with these results. The Best Man by Gore Vidal, November by David Mamet, All the Way by Robert Schenkkan, and Crucible by…

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  • The Causes Of The Civil Rights Act Of 1964

    For decades, African Americans were looked down on from their white allies. But on Sunday, March 8th, 1964, when Senator Hubert Humphrey appeared on the NBC news program Meet the Press to discuss the civil rights bill, many African Americans had hope that something was about to change. Since 1937, several Southern senators had prevented eleven civil rights bills from coming up for a vote in the Senate. But now, the civil rights bill had been approved by the House of Representatives and was sent…

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  • Shaker Culture Book Report

    an early example shaker culture when Mr. Tanner gives young Robert the pig for help and apron with the calving. Mr. Haven and Robert are fixing the fence when Mr. Tanner brings the pig Roberts father states about accepting the pig “we thank you brother Tanner but it’s not the shaker way to take frills for being neighborly” (P 21). I think this shows that in the shaker culture they feel that is not right to accept a gift or payment for doing the right thing in any given situation are helping out…

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  • Gender Equality In Susan Glaspell's A Jury Of Her Peers

    In society, there is always the desire to be “loyal to your sex” (Glaspell), to protect those that one relates to the most. In Susan Glaspell’s short story, A Jury of Her Peers, the characters personify that exact constant by protecting their peers, respectively, as a result of the historical gender segregation. To begin, the women in the short story are not friends, with the narrator of the story stating “She [Martha Hale] had met Mrs. Peters the year before at the county fair… she remembered……

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  • The Road Not Taken And The Armful Analysis

    The Road Not Taken v. The Armful Robert Lee Frost created poetry with mysterious yet clear, heartfelt lessons of choices and struggle, two of which are well shown in The Road Not Taken and The Armful. The two poems perfectly depict some of Frost 's own triumphs, despite the hardships endured, the inspirations channeled from Frost 's wife, Elinor White, and the scenery of the England 's countryside. The moods perceived throughout the works of literature brings mysterious feelings of failure…

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  • Modernism And Poetry In Robert Frost's The Road Not Taken

    As we began to look into modernism and poetry, I cannot help but to be trilled and excited. Poetry makes me feel very relaxed and soothed. I like to read poems because most of the time, I can relate to what the author is saying. Although sometimes I cannot understand all poetry, I find it very interesting to read and analyze. I feel like poetry conveys the emotions of the author to the reader. While discussing Robert Frost’s different types of poems, I fell in love with the poem “The Road Not…

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  • The Western Intellectual Tradition Analysis

    inflation. “Between 1500 and 1600, prices in Europe rose so steeply that at the end of the century they were between three times and four times as high as at the beginning” (27). Inflation and other problems with war during the Renaissance were the beginning of modern types of problems dealing with economics and new political issues. Chapter ten, is about the Royal Society., which was composed of some of the greatest intellectuals that were alive in the 1600s. Some of the more notable members…

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  • Summary Of Driving Through Minnesota During The Hanoi Bombing By Robert Bly

    The subject of war and death comes with a sense of loss, terror, conflict and pain. Two examples of poetry that present the subject of war and death are Carol Ann Duffy’s poem, “War Photographer,” and Robert Bly’s poem, “Driving Through Minnesota During the Hanoi Bombings.” Both of these poems present vivid images of the battle, show the devastating feelings towards war and provide the psychological impact on those involved in war. It is as if the “War Photographer” has captured similar…

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  • Land Art, Spiral Jetty And The Great Serpent Mound

    When it emerged in the sixties among the crush of several other art movements (Pop Art, Minimalism, among others) Land Art came to be an anti-gallery artistic offshoot that straddled the domain between architecture and sculpture. It had no manifestos nor schools nor leaders and it was not quite a movement; the artists who were involved with it were also involved in other types of arts. Land art was labelled as modern ‘sculpture’ but its versatility and introduction of new concepts and visual…

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