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  • Compare And Contrast Essay On Rhode Island And Pirates

    Benjamin Norton, and Joseph Whipple, the people of Newport soon retaliated against the abusive tyrant captains of the English enforcement ships. People such as Newport’s very own Captain Thomas Tew, who was said to be the “native son” of Newport, offered a solution to the trade dilemma… piracy. Captain Tew was friends with a governor in New York by the name of Fletcher, and he also had close connections to arch-pirate John Avery, but his connections to Newport did not end there. Merchant records that Tew was from a well-respected family in Newport, and that one family member would become deputy governor of Newport in 1714. Yet, Tew’s piracy was public knowledge in Newport. In 1691, Tew invested in sloop Amity and made way for Bermuda. King William’s War offered Tew an opening. In 1693 he received a privateering commission from the lieutenant governor of Bermuda, tasked with destroying a “French factory off the African coast”. However, a storm hindered his plans, when it threatened to separate him from the other captain; Tew proclaimed, “He preferred to risk his life for profit, not military victory.” Instead he set a course for Rhode Island, where his “privateering” commission caused the town of Newport to welcome him with “boundless enthusiasm.” Captain Thomas Paine As Merchant points out, “Captain Thomas Paine was a Caribbean pirate, friend of Captain Kidd and one of the founders of the Trinity Church. He also led Rhode Island in its first naval victory.” This alone was…

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  • The Ideas Of American Government In The 18th Century

    to rule them. There were several discussions on how America would be governed. Many people had different yet some similar ideas for America. Thomas Paine, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and Thomas Jefferson all wrote their ideas on how America should set up their government. Some of these ideas were still used today but not used then. Thomas Paine stated his ideas for the government in his book, Common Sense, which was written in 1776. Paine stated that America should…

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  • Frederick Douglass And Christianity Analysis

    Frederick Douglass had strong views on Christianity. Frederick spoke about many slaveholders who were religious and used it to be barbaric. Captain Thomas Auld, one of Douglass’s masters, attended a church in Maryland and became a “pious” man, who used his new religion, Christianity, to be even more vicious and brutal towards his slaves. He believed that if a slave master was a man of Christianity he was automatically more full of hate towards slaves than a non-religious slaveholder. “...I,…

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  • The Pessimistic View Of Human Nature In John Milton's Paradise Lost

    Thomas Hobbes continued this pessimistic viewpoint of human nature during the 1700s. Hobbes deeply believed that humans, stripped down to their basic form of nature, are naturally violent and brutish due to three causes: competition, diffidence, and glory. He writes in his book, Leviathan, that in order to subdue this innate nature, there must be some sort of authority figure, or leviathan, willing to enforce the laws that will protect the people. The primary way of achieving this goal is…

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  • The Presidency Of George Washington Summary

    Book Review The book “The Presidency of George Washington” by Forest McDonald mostly concentrates on presidential organizations. It talks about how the presidency of George Washington was one of the most significant events in the history of the United States of America. Also, it discusses social factions, national opinionated politics, war debt, and the regulation of the state and federal governments. McDonald, proclaims that, the office of president may have not existed today if not for…

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  • Complications Of Socrates In Plato's Euthyphro Dilemma

    Socrates asked, “is the pious loved by the gods because it is pious, or is it pious because it is loved by the gods?” or in other words, “Are morally good acts willed by God because they are morally good, or are they morally good because they are willed by God?” (Philosophy of Religion The Origin of the Euthyphro Dilemma). The Divine Command theorist faces problems that will not allow them to be able to answer the Euthyphro dilemma. Either way, out of both the branches that the Divine Command…

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  • Freedom In 'History Of The Indies' By Bartolome De Las Casas

    History seem to continue, but we are still the ignorant American. We are said to be a nation of change but we continue the same pattern of hatred for minorities. Freedom can range from physical to mental. Spanish took away Indians freedom to practice their religion and share their culture with upcoming generation. Blacks were expected to live in countries and celebrate their day of independence, when they were being robbed from natural right. Women were bond to man being the wage earners, and…

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  • Friedrich Nietzsche And Thomas Hobbes: What It Means To Be Human

    There are many competing notions regarding what it means to be human. As humans, we strive to get the most of this life, thus to live “the good life”. The question arises, what type of life brings us the greatest meaning? Many philosophers and thinkers have tried to answer this, and have composed strikingly different conceptions. Some of the most notable thinkers are Friedrich Nietzsche and Thomas Hobbes. Both try to provide the most accurate representation of the human being. Through…

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  • Romanticism In Miss Brill

    To what extent are modernist works more interested in the inner world of the imagination and subjective perception than the outer world of social life? Discuss with reference to two texts. The works of ‘Miss Brill’ by Katherine Mansfield (1920) and Tonio Kroger by Thomas Mann (1903) include fundamental modernist characteristics, such as a fragmented structure, free indirect discourse and an epiphany. These literary techniques help shape the struggle both authors present between the inner world…

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  • How Did Flappers Changed Society

    Known for its fast paced lifestyle, experimentation, and break in traditions, the ‘Roaring Twenties’ produced ideals and technology that changed America forever. One of the many prominent features of the early 20th century was the emergence of the “flapper,” women who deviated from the traditional Victorian female standards at the time. These women often bobbed their hair, wore short dresses and skirts, and took on many characteristics that had only been deemed appropriate for men. The…

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