Spoon River Anthology

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  • Louisiana Purchase Advantages

    land and was not hesitant to take it. This new territory had doubled the size of the United States, providing more land for farming and exploration. This aided to the country’s finances along with being able to trade on the Mississippi. The river made trade far more easier by providing a faster way to transport goods from the south of the United States to the North. (Hart 81) The treaty had also connected the United States with more Indian tribes, which would aid their relations and…

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  • Lizzie Borden Research Paper

    August 4, 1892 the two bodies of Andrew and Abby Borden were found slain with what appeared to be an axe in their Massachusetts home located in the town of Fall River. The town was a buzz with the thought of who could possibly commit such heinous crime? Speculation focused on the youngest daughter of the two Borden girls, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Andrew Borden a Sunday school teacher and the head of the local hospital’s Fruit and Flower Mission. A seemingly unfit candidate for the axe-wielding…

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  • The Role Of The Industrial Revolution In The 19th Century

    The first proper steamship sent to America in 1807 was the North River Steamboat, also known as Clermont designed by Robert Fulton and Henry Bell that carried the passengers between New Your and Albany on the Hudson River in thirty-two hours at an average speed of about 5 miles-per-hour. Another steamboat designed also by Fulton and R. Livingstone in 1811 was “New Orleans” carried the passengers on the lower Mississippi River. Many more similar boats offer their service between New Orleans,…

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  • The Ineffectiveness Of The Articles Of Confederation

    Between 1781 to 1789, the Articles of Confederation provided the United States with the basis of government. Unfortunately, the government put forth by the Articles of Confederation failed to be an effective one due to the limits of power it imposed on Congress. Congress was denied several vital duties including being able to tax the states directly, enforce treaties and regulate trade. The powers denied to Congress made it too weak, and as a result an ineffective government. Under the…

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  • Huck Finn American Dream Analysis

    brave, and after all, what doesn’t scream ‘great’ about the American Dream? Mark Twain, in his groundbreaking masterpiece, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, (published in 1884), writes about a young boy named Huck Finn who travels down the Mississippi River with his friend Jim, an escaped slave, on the journey to freedom. Along the way, they encounter many staggering obstacles and must overcome them in order to keep on their way. Huck Finn is a quintessential American novel…

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  • Racism In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness '

    Heart of Darkness Essay The history of dominance by the white civilians over darker-skinned individuals spans hundreds of years. The biggest attempt to “civilize” these “barbaric” humans was through Imperialism by European countries. It became such a social norm that the country that was able to “civilize” the most people was considered the most powerful country. Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad is a story in which characters follow a path of self-discovery to find the true nature of their…

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  • Mississippi Persuasive Speech Outline

    Attention Getter: How many of you know that Mississippi is one of the most obese states in the country? What if I also told you that Mississippi is one of the most food insecure states as well. Food insecure meaning that access to food is limited by lack of money or other recourses. A study done by USA Today called “States Where the Most Children Go Hungry” suggest that almost 30% of all children in Mississippi are food insecure meaning that when they go home; they probably are…

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  • The Role Of Colonialism In Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness

    people are treated inhumanely? Surely a thriving community would demand justice? Heart of Darkness recants the tale of Joseph Conrad on his voyage up the Congo River, into the Congo Free State in the heart of Africa, through the perspective of narrator and adventurer, Marlow. Marlow tells his story to friends aboard a boat anchored on the River Thames, London, England. This setting provides the frame for Marlow 's story of his obsession with the ivory trader Kurtz. In Heart of Darkness, the…

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  • Why I Choose Texas

    I have had the great opportunity to have lived in several different locations around the United States. Branching off into three states and then subcategorized into cities based on the location of each. I have traveled the United States for many years, traveling from one city to another. Staring from birth I have moved and lived in many different homes, classifying each location into states and from there branching off into cities. I have had the great fortune of living in Texas first. Texas…

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  • Mark Twain's Huckleberry Finn

    author, they are built upon the experiences of a person who endured the hardships and joys of river life. Far more than mere entertainment, this tale is a window into a lifestyle and time that has long since past. Frontier America in the 1800’s was a place of danger and endless work, but also beauty and opportunity. “The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn” displays all the wonders of a young boy’s world on the river, through his eyes. The reader does not…

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