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  • Personal Narrative: Big City Girl, Small Town Woman

    Big City Girl, Small Town Woman Jennifer, or Jen as some like to call her, was born July 24th, 1970, in the Chicago suburb of Bolingbrook, Illinois. Jen Townsend was the name she grew up with through out her high school and college career, but on October 7th, 1995, her life changed when she married David Claeys, a man from a town smaller than the size of her entire high school. They met at Western Illinois University, where she attended college, and majoring in business. After about three years of marriage she delivered a baby girl (me), and then three years, my brother came along. After living in a bity city for most of her life and then transferring to a small town, my mom was shaped into who she is today. Taking the jump from one city…

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  • State Of The Union Speech Analysis

    No matter your stance on President Obama or his administration, many would agree that he can passionately deliver a great speech. With 2016 being the finale of his 8-year term, the upcoming State of the Union address will be the last one of Obama’s presidency. As he prepares to address the country on Tuesday, January 12 at 9 p.m. ET, many Americans from all sides of the political spectrum are preparing to watch the President’s final formal speech online. The word on the White House streets is…

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  • How Did Barack Obama Influence The World

    extracurricular, Barry 's stepfather, Lolo Soetoro, gifted Barry with boxing lessons to be used as self defense against danger (Robinson). Later on, Mr. Obama had received a full scholarship to attend Occidental College in Los Angeles, California and in 1981, attended Columbia University in New York, New York. On February, 10, 2007, Mr. Obama had made an official announcement of his candidacy to run as president of the United States of America. With 270 votes more than what was needed, President…

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  • Walt Whitman's Oh Captain ! My Captain

    “Oh Captain! My Captain!” is about a son who is attempting to inform his father about good news, unaware that his father has just passed away in a battle. Walt Whitman, the author of “Oh Captain! My Captain!” laments over the loss of his hero, Abraham Lincoln and viewed him as the greatest president in United States History. Whitman saw a “grand tragedy that promised ultimate purgation and unification for America” in the death of Lincoln (Reynolds). Because of this view on President Lincoln,…

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  • Stem Cell Research Case Presentation

    In this case presentation it focuses on research on stem cells to find possible ways to cure many disease. A group of scientists created a line of stem cells out of human embryos that could be used for genetic engineering research in November 1998. When George W. Bush became president he received immense pressure to ban the funding and research for stem cell research, and it led him to ban the proposed funding for the research. To support his actions Bush argued that the stem cells found by the…

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  • Open And Closed Innovation Case Study

    debate, instead the two paradigms are not mutually exclusive with most, if not all, firms carrying out principles of both. I believe that this is the case with the firm PowerbyPoxi, hence I agree with the statement “PowerbyProxi has adopted both open and closed innovation processes”. This can be demonstrated by analysing the relationship between PowerbyProxi and some of its major stakeholders. It can be argued that in the initial stages of PowerbyProxi saw the adoption of closed innovation…

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  • Dorothea Dix: The Inhumane Treatment Of Mental Illness

    Dorothea Dix was at a young age relatively in charge of keeping house and taking care of her younger siblings due to her mother’s crippling depression and likely other mental illnesses and her father’s abusive achollisim. While her mother likely being her first and most formative experience with mental illness, she was in no way her last. Having always had a fascination with the mentally ill Dorothea took a teaching position at the East Cambridge Women’s prison where she was shocked to see the…

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  • Examples Of Social Location Of Trump

    the others. Donald Trump has been able to gain massive support because people believe he is brutally honest and people have grown tired of the politician who does not keep his/her promises. Although Trump is honest with voters, it is not the only reason for his successes. Although Trump is brashly authentic with citizens, his rise in the political arena can be credited to the candidate’s ability to utilize aspects of social location to identify with his constituents. One facet of social…

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  • Dorothea Dix: A Social Reformer

    Prior to 19th century, mental illness was viewed as a criminal act rather than an involuntary affliction, until one woman’s persistence changed the world’s perception of mental health. Dorothea Dix was an author, teacher, and reformer renowned for her strides in the improvement of treatment for the mentally insane. In her early years, she indulged her passion for learning through a career in teaching and encouraged women to pursue an education. In her later years, the hints of rebellious…

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  • Causes Of The Black Hawk War

    In 1832, ongoing tension in Illinois between American settlers and Native American tribes ignited into a summer of conflict where the participants failed to recognize opportunities to deescalate hostilities. This paper will begin by providing historical information relevant to understanding the conflict’s root causes. The paper will further explain that misunderstandings among both combatants regarding the root causes created an atmosphere that fostered an environment conducive for conflict.…

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