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  • Gericaults Raftas Legacy In Art And Politics - 1,011 words
    Theodore Gericault's greatest legacy as an artist is undoubtedly his Raft of the Medusa, completed in 1819. The painting is the comprehensive result of experiments with a variety of forms and styles; it marks the apogee of Gericault's career. Beautiful and horrible, incidental and ubiquitous, monumental without a specific hero, The Raft of the Medusa was to the Salon of 1819 a complete paradox. The painting's first critics were divided in their assessments by their political and artistic ideologies. Some critics at the painting's initial exposition desired a picture more blatant in social criticism while others felt that the painting derided the very patriotism they felt needed protection. A ...
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  • Living The Legacy The Womens Rights Movement - 2,234 words
    ... ed an Equal Rights Amendment for the United States Constitution. Such a federal law, it was argued, would ensure that "Men and women have equal rights throughout the United States." A constitutional amendment would apply uniformly, regardless of where a person The second wing of the post-suffrage movement was one that had not been explicitly anticipated in the Seneca Falls "Declaration of Sentiments." It was the birth control movement, initiated by a public health nurse, Margaret Sanger, just as the suffrage drive was nearing its victory. The idea of woman's right to control her own body, and especially to control her own reproduction and sexuality, added a visionary new dimension to the ...
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  • Jfk: His Life And Legacy - 1,021 words
    On November 22, 1963, while being driven through the streets of Dallas, Texas, in his open car, President John F. Kennedy was shot dead, apparently by the lone gunman, Lee Harvey Oswald. The world had not only lost a common man, but a great leader of men. >From his heroic actions in World War II to his presidency, making the decisions to avert possible nuclear conflict with world superpowers, greatness can be seen. Kennedy also found the time to author several best-selling novels from his experiences . His symbolic figure represented all the charm, vigor and optimism of youth as he led a nation into a new era of prosperity. From his birth into the powerful and influential Kennedy clan, much ...
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  • Jfk: His Life And Legacy - 1,025 words
    ... and Marine Corps Medal, and a citation from Admiral W. F. Halsey. John's back failed to recover was an operation was performed on his spine in the summer of 1944. During recovery, Kennedy received word that his brother Joe, Jr. had been killed in action. Joe had been eligible for home leave, but had volunteered for a special bombing mission. The bombs had detonated early and Joe and his copilot were caught in the explosion. Kennedy put his feelings onto paper and a second book was published for the family and close friends. He called it As We Remember Joe. The family- particularly JFK's father- had assumed that Joe, Jr. would carry on the family tradition and go into politics. Both of hi ...
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  • Living The Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998 - 2,368 words
    Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." That was Margaret Mead's conclusion after a lifetime of observing very diverse cultures around the world. Her insight has been borne out time and again throughout the development of this country of ours. Being allowed to live life in an atmosphere of religious freedom, having a voice in the government you support with your taxes, living free of lifelong enslavement by another person. These beliefs about how life should and must be lived were once considered outlandish by many. But these beliefs were fervently held by visionaries whose steadfast work brought about ...
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  • Dragons Legacy - 1,112 words
    Foreword In the days of the Ancients there was a race like no other, for they were blessed with a unique gift of being able to speak and understand Dragon Tongue. Rumors spread about these magical folk, penetrating right into the heart of the Evil Lords great fortress in the Dark Lands. Evil Lord Malus Dominus heard of this race, and he became worried. All knew that dragons were a superior race that could be only be defeated by immortals. They were the strongest creatures alive. If these folk were to forge an alliance with the dragons he would surely perish. Before dawn the next day, he had summoned his undead warriors. They had destroyed the race before daybreak well thats what they though ...
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  • Dragons Legacy - 1,144 words
    ... d onto his back and experienced a sensation he never thought possible, Flight. Azhwing flew across the landscape heading for the place he called home.. Chapter 2 The Dragons Lair The mountain ranges to which Azhwing flew were riddled with caves and caverns. In the caves too high for mankind to reach lived the dragons. All the different dragons from the flightless fire breathing kind to the great dragons whose wingspan is larger than 10ft. The entrance to the lower levels was at the base of the mountain concealed against trespassers by powerful magic. Azhwing squeezed into the lower chamber through the tiny opening in the rock into a cramped tunnel that led to the more comfortable chambe ...
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  • Americas Political Legacy - 542 words
    Websters Dictionary defines legacy as anything handed down from an ancestor, predecessor, or earlier era. Legacy is something that has been passed on, something that teaches, something that is embraces a person or society and aids them through life with knowledge and a proven system. In the United States we have the duty to proudly carry on the American legacy. Democratic principles and justice support the American legacy. As American citizens, we share a commonality; we share a legacy that promises freedom and a government that has flourished for hundreds of years. Starting with revolution and ending with the Bill of Rights, our legacy, if practiced continuously, will live on. Revolution. I ...
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  • The Legacy Of Abraham Lincoln - 606 words
    Abraham Lincoln was a man who was best known for standing against the difficult problems of his day. Issues such as slavery, Negro social and political rights, and saving the Union in a nation based on the Declaration of Independence. Lincoln had many strengths as well as flaws. Lincoln was a self-educated man, who had never had a full year of schooling in his life. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. He was born to Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. In 1816, the Lincolns moved from Kentucky to across the Ohio River to Indiana. His father left Kentucky. Early on in life Lincoln had religious reasons for disliking slavery. His family was Separate Baptists who had to stick to a ...
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  • The Piano Lesson: Union Of Slave Legacy With Black American Self Identity - 1,488 words
    In The Piano Lesson1, August Wilson has captured the black experience comprehensively. The main question he has asked is about the past of the Afro-Americans. This past includes years of slavery and degradation. According to Wilson , the main concern, which black Americans have to address is, what they should do with their past legacy, firstly of African civilization and secondly of slavery in the American continent. In their search for self-identity, this conflict of consciousness between past slave-selves and present independent selves has to be resolved. In The Piano Lesson, Wilson has offered a resolution. He invokes the past that is connected with the civilization of Africa in order to ...
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  • The Piano Lesson: Union Of Slave Legacy With Black American Self Identity - 1,539 words
    ... s to worship the past and not to make use of it. She has no vision of the future like Boy Willie. She does not dream about the future. Her husband has been dead for three years and she is still mourning him though there is another man in her life. She has not gotten over the fact that her husband Crawley is dead. To gain identity for herself, Berniece has to decide what her past means to her. Otherwise she is going to become stagnated. She needs to get rid of her dead husbands ghost if she has to prosper in life as a woman with self-identity. In comparison with this, Boy Willie has a vision for the future but he is unable to recognize the value of past. Again and again he tries to affirm ...
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  • Andrew Jackson's Presidential Legacy - 380 words
    Andrew Jackson reigned as president from 1828 to 1836, this time period has since been known as the Jacksonian Era. During which the Jacksonian Democrats were around and viewed themselves as leaders of political democracy, economic opportunity, and individual liberty. Upon closer examination one can see that these so called protectors of the Constitution, political democracy, individual liberty, and economic equality were nothing more than that so called. Claiming to protect the Constitution it is obvious this is untrue because in the Acts and Resolutions of South Carolina (F) shows how the Jacksonian Democrats tried to suppress the printing, publishing and distribution of anything intended ...
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  • Alexander The Great's Lasting Legacy - 1,170 words
    Legend has it that there is a knot in the city of Gordium which is impossible to undo. An ancient prophecy said that whoever could untie this Gordion knot would become the ruler of Asia. According to the story, while Alexander was in Gordium he found a wagon with an ox yoke tied by a tight, complex knot. Alexander first tried to untie the knot, but was unsuccessful. He then drew his sword and cut it in a single stroke. On July 26, 356 BCE, the worlds greatest conqueror was brought into the world. Alexander the Great was born in Pella, the capital of the Macedonian kingdom, to King Philip and Olympias, a princess from Epirus. As a child, Alexander always seemed to be consumed by a desire to a ...
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  • Duke Ellington: An American Legacy - 1,803 words
    Where would music be had it not been for the men that stepped before him. The Motzarts and Beethovens, who wrote the music that today is known as the classics. These men were naturals in their own right, but these people wrote their music in the 17th and 18th century. Many people don't realize all of the changes that music had to go through between that period of music and the present day. One such musician stands alone at the top as one of the movers and innovators of the 20th century. He is Duke Ellington. Along with his band, he alone influenced millions of people both around the world and at home. He gave American music its own sound for the first time. Winton Marsalis said it best when ...
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  • Living The Legacy: The Womens Rights Movement 1848-1998 - 1,165 words
    ... n shocked when Stanton had first suggested such an idea. And at the convention, heated debate over the woman's vote filled the air. Today, it's hard for us to imagine this, isn't it? Even the heartfelt pleas of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a refined and educated woman of the time, did not move the assembly. Not until Frederick Douglass, the noted Black abolitionist and rich orator, started to speak, did the uproar subside. Woman, like the slave, he argued, had the right to liberty. 'Suffrage,' he asserted, 'is the power to choose rulers and make laws, and the right by which all others are secured.' In the end, the resolution won enough votes to carry, but by a bare majority. The Declaration o ...
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  • Living The Legacy: The Womens Rights Movement 1848-1998 - 1,122 words
    ... o control her own reproduction and sexuality, added a visionary new dimension to the ideas of women's emancipation. This movement not only endorsed educating women about existing birth control methods. It also spread the conviction that meaningful freedom for modern women meant they must be able to decide for themselves whether they would become mothers, and when. For decades, Margaret Sanger and her supporters faced down at every turn the zealously enforced laws denying women this right. In 1936, a Supreme Court decision declassified birth control information as obscene. Still, it was not until 1965 that married couples in all stat! es could obtain contraceptives legally. The Second Wav ...
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  • Living The Legacy: The Womens Rights Movement 1848-1998 - 1,131 words
    ... and court cases pushed by women's organizations. But many of the advances women achieved in the 1960s and '70s were personal: getting husbands to help with the housework or regularly take responsibility for family meals getting a long-deserved promotion at work gaining the financial and emotional strength to leave an abusive partner. The Equal Rights Amendment Is Re-Introduced Then, in 1972, the Equal Rights Amendment, which had languished in Congress for almost fifty years, was finally passed and sent to the states for ratification. The wording of the ERA was simple: 'Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. ...
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  • Chicago: The Legacy Of Carl Sandburg - 1,088 words
    Chicago: The Legacy of Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg may be one of our most influential poets in American history, he knew the American working man and his necessities. Sandburg used his poetry to explicate to the economy how life is, can, and could be. Carl Sandburg was born in Galesburg, Illinois January 6, 1878 to Swedish immigrant parents with the names of August and Clara Johnson. His family was extremely poor. Carl left school at the age of thirteen to work odd jobs from bricklaying to dish washing to earn money to support the family. At seventeen, he left home to travel to Kansas as a hobo, there he turned to the army for help. He served eight months in Puerto Rico during the Spanish-Am ...
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  • The Legacy Of Jackie Robinson - 657 words
    Robinson was an undeniably great player who had some of his best years stolen from him. He was a speedster who led his team to six World Series, won Rookie of the Year honors, an MVP award and was a six-time All-Star. But it's not because of his marvelous career that Jackie's number 42 is retired in every major league ballpark. It's because on a chilly afternoon in 1947 at Ebbets Field, Robinson took the diamond for the Dodgers to become the first black man to play in a major league baseball game in the modern era. His stellar play and moreover, his poise under fire paved the way for baseball integration, as barriers broke down in baseball, they also started to crumble in society at large. W ...
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  • Penning A Legacy - 383 words
    In this article William Penn is looked at as a legend. He was born on October 14, 1644. His father was an Admiral who was close friends with King Charles II. The King constantly borrowed money from the Admiral. Penn was kicked out of Oxford then sent by his father to Paris to study abroad. When Penn returned he had adopted the lifestyle of a Quaker. He believed that every man was equal. Being well educated and smarter then most he began to write pamphlets and publish them. Penn was ridiculed in the pamphlet, which in turn started verbal attacks. This led to Penn's incarceration. He was imprisoned in a tower for nine months. Threatened by life in prison, Penn refused to back down. He was rele ...
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