Lewis And Clark The Story - 1,038 words
The Lewis and Clark expedition across the present day United States began May 14, 1804. With the approval of President Jefferson and the U.S. Congress, Lewis and Clark gathered an exploration party of about four dozen men. These men headed off to discover Western America. On September 1, 1805, they arrived at the Bitterroot Mountains, near present day Idaho. This began a nightmare that would not end until they reached modern-day Weippe. September 1, 1805, the explorers set out traveling west, heading into rough, seldom traveled, mountainous country. They stopped at todays North Fork of the Salmon River, known as Fish Creek to Lewis and Clark, where they caught five fish, and were able to kil ...
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Lewis And Clark The Story - 1,075 words
... nches in depth. Captain Clark walked in front to find the trail, which was near impossible, due to the snow. Captain Clark wrote, I have been wet and as cold in every part as I ever was in my life (De Voto 240). At noon, the party halted on the top of the mountain to warm and dry themselves a little while the horses grazed on some near by grass. All of the men were in fear of freezing. They were able to hike six more miles before setting up camp. Here, they were forced to kill a second colt to eat. That night, while the men slept, the horses, which were near starvation, strayed in search of grass. September 17, it took the men the whole morning to find the horses and bring them in. At on ...
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The Suicide Of Meriwether Lewis - 1,319 words
In the early hours of October 11, 1806, while en-rout to Wasington to defend himself against accusations made on him in accordance to the fiancial decisions made by him as govoner of the Louisian teritory,Meriwether Lewis shot himself in the head with his own pistol at Natchez Trace.1 However, the ball only grazed his skull. Of course, after doing so he fell to the floor in pain. After this, Lewis drew his second pistol, and shot himself in the chest, this passing through his body and exiting at his lower back bone. However, once again, he survived this blow. By now he had aroused Mrs. Grinder, the innkeeper at Natchez Trace, who sent for the servants in the barn. After entering Meriwethers ...
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Lewis And Clark - 1,080 words
1774 was the birth year of Meriwether Lewis, of Albemarle County, VirginiaMeriwether Lewis, who was to become a captain in the United States Army, secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the pacific, Governor of Louisiana Territory and helmsman extraordinary of the American frontier. (pg6) Meriwether Lewis was born to a prestigious family. Some of his family members include: great uncle who was a part of the Kings Council before the Revolution and Fielding Lewis who married a sister of General Washington. (pg7) Thomas Jeffersons father and Meriwether Lewis grandfathers founded Albemarle. Lewis father died when he was four, and his familys land was ...
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Lewis Carroll - 1,089 words
Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, better known as Lewis Carroll, is recognized by all as the silly fairy-tale author of stories such as Alice in Wonderland and its sequel Through the Looking Glass. However, little is known about what drove him to write such obviously fantastic stories. Themes such as nonsense and fantasy, education, drug abuse, racism and prejudice, money, malnutrition and public health are touched upon throughout his works. While only speculation can be offered, it is clear that these topics were developed as a result of real life experiences. Carrolls childhood had a strong impact on his writing, mostly because of his playful nature. By this time [age 8] Lewis Carroll was very fon ...
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Lewis Carroll - 1,076 words
... mages, Alice in Wonderland, at once views the adult world on a childs level, questions the authority of adults and of royalty, and mocks commonly held prejudices of its day (Kelly 215). Obviously, Carrolls writing is completely fantastic nonsense. Throughout Alice in Wonderland, there are thousands of references to a bizarre fantasy-land. Alice thought she had never seen such a curious croquet ground in her life: it was all ridges and furrows: the croquet balls were live hedgehogs, and the mallets live flamingoes, and the soldiers had to double themselves up and stand on their hands and feet, to make the arches. . . The players all played at once, without waiting for turns, quarreling al ...
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Lewis And Clark - 1,169 words
By the late 1700's, the young United States began to look westward and dream about the possibilities it presented. They wondered if there was in fact an all water route from the Mississippi to the Pacific, what the whole continent actually looked like, and really, what was out there. There were many individual and groups of people that helped pave an opening for the eventual settlement of the American west. Two of the most recognizable and important groups that opened up the west were the Lewis & Clark expedition and the group of fur traders known as the mountain men, for their chosen lifestyle. The west and all of its treasures were a great mystery to the people of the United States around ...
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Lewis And Clark - 1,245 words
... lt and slow going due to the fact that the river level had fallen significantly, and navigating it by boat was incredibly difficult. On October 15th, he found Clark, and so began the expedition, the Lewis and Clark Expedition. The expedition decided to spend that winter at Camp Wood, along the Missouri river in Present day Illinois. Throughout the next two years, the expedition made significant scientific discoveries, and mapped much of the Missouri river as well as much of the western half of the present day United States. Clark being the military mind of the expedition was very concerned with the threat that the Indians posed to the expedition and made sure that the expedition was very ...
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Lewis Carrolls Life And Influence In Alice In Wonderland - 1,067 words
Of all of Lewis Carrolls works, Alices Adventures in Wonderland has a unique standing in the category of whimsical, nonsense literature. Much has been written about how this novel contrasts with the vast amount of strict, extremely moralistic childrens literature of the Victorian time Lewis Carroll lived in. Yet, as odd as this novel appears in relation to the other Victorian childrens stories, this short novel is odder because it was written by an extremely upright, ultra conservative man; a Victorian gentleman. Even though the novel seems to contrast with the time of Lewis Carroll, many experiences of Lewis Carroll and his unique character have a great influence in the creation of Alices A ...
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Lewis Carrolls Life And Influence In Alice In Wonderland - 1,100 words
... uspicious of his motives for associating with her children (DLB v.163 61). Despite her feelings, Carroll was still permitted to escort the girls on day trips, which they enjoyed (62). During the afternoon of July 4, 1862, the story, which would become known as Alices Adventures in Wonderland, was told for the first time (63). Carroll created this fascinating story to entertain the Liddell girls, Lorina, Alice, and Edith throughout a boat ride on the river Isis. From all three girls came the plead, Tell us a story and from there is history. After the boat ride, he met with Liddells daughters for walks and croquet and heard them sign Beautiful Star, which entered the book as the Mock Turtl ...
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Opinionated Evaluation Of Cs Lewis Mere Christianity - 517 words
I have found this book, thus far, to be quite the intriguing piece of literature. Lewis is both wittily intelligent and yet at the same time comfortingly down-to-earth. He presents his thoughts and ideas very clearly and succinctly. Also his analogical way of describing just about every point he makes is also helpful in understanding the book. C.S. Lewis raises some very interesting queries as to the legitimacy of Jesus teaching and the great following he amassed during his three year ministry. One such query is the Trilemma: answering the question of Was Jesus a liar, a lunatic, or was he truly God as he claimed to be?. Let us evaluate these possibilities. Jesus was a lunatic. This man was ...
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C S Lewis And Natural Law - 2,281 words
THE HUMAN RACE is haunted by the idea of doing whatis right. In the first five chapters of Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewisdiscusses the fact that people are always referring to some standard ofbehavior that they expect other people to know about. People are alwaysdefending themselves by arguing that what they have been doing does notreally go against that standard, or that they have some special excuse forviolating it. What they have in mind is a law of fair play or a rule of decent behavior.Different people use different labels for this law--traditional moralityor the Moral Law, the knowledge of right and wrong, or Virtue, or the Way.We choose to call it the Natural Law. This law is an obviou ...
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C S Lewis And Natural Law - 2,216 words
... (Abolition46) The Magician's Nephew, the tale of the creation of Narnia, givesus two characters who exemplify the Controllers--Jadis and Uncle AndrewKetterley. Both claimed to be above Natural Law; they had "a high andlonely destiny." Jadis was a monarch and Uncle Andrew was a magician,but both were strongly suggestive of modern science gone wrong. They bothheld that common rules are fine for common people, but that singular greatpeople must be free-to experiment without limits in search of knowledge,to seize power and wealth. The result was cruelty and destruction. In contrast,the wise men of old had sought to conform the soul to reality, and the resulthad been knowledge, Two examples ...
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Ray Lewis Royalties - 590 words
As the crowd roars like an angry ocean, 245 pounds of flesh hurls itself over the finish line, scoring the winning touchdown of the game. Suddenly, the crowd is overflowing from the stands and into the field, as reporters and photographers rush toward the star of the game. Ray Lewis, where are you going now that youve won the Superbowl?, exclaims one reporter. Although the millions of viewers watching the game know of the hackneyed answer, they await his reply, Im going to Disneyland! All players who are prompted that renowned question at the end of a big sports game are always compensated for the publicity. However, most of corporate America has justifiably scorned Lewis for his scandalous ...
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The Hobbit By C.s. Lewis As A Contemporary Fiction Classic - 396 words
The Hobbit, written by C.S. Lewis, has to be considered one of the best literary works of contemporary times. The book gives the reader a wholesome dose of every emotion. You may experience joy, sadness, and laughter all in one chapter. The authors brilliant diction brings to life the characters and their surroundings as well as any book does. The books 310 pages are full of great, imaginative writing that will keep you flipping pages until the end. The story is based on the adventures of the middle-aged hobbit, Bilbo Baggins. Hobbits are creatures with characteristics much like those of people. Most of them enjoy lavish comforts and five meals daily. They rarely leave their hobbit holes for ...
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The Life And Works Of Author C.s. Lewis - 1,154 words
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on November 29, 1898, Clive Staples ("Jack") Lewis was raised in a very educated home, one in which the reality he found on the pages of the books within his parents' extensive library seemed as tangible and meaningful to him as anything that transpired outside their doors. As adolescents, Lewis and his older brother, Warren, were more at home in the world of ideas and books of the past, than with the material, technological world of the 20th Century. When the tranquility and sanctity of the Lewis home was shattered beyond repair by the death of his mother when he was ten, Lewis sought refuge in composing stories and excelling in scholastics. Soon thereafter ...
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Lewis And Clarke Book Report - 1,682 words
A glimpse 200 years in our past would leave you baffled, the miniature United States and endless frontier land. In those lands, on those plains, up in those snow-capped mountains lay the hopes and dreams of men throughout our small, developing nation. Men young and old, some skilled and some driven by a passion, took it upon themselves to explore this no mans land. Two very lucky men, and 29 of their contemporaries, were able to travel through this vast wilderness under the wishes and orders of President Thomas Jefferson. Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, the commanding officers of a 31 member party, embarked on a mystical and fortifying adventure in which they were to navigate and documen ...
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Cival Rights Act 1964 - 1,990 words
When the Government Stood Up For Civil Rights "All my life I've been sick and tired, and now I'm just sick and tired of being sick and tired. No one can honestly say Negroes are satisfied. We've only been patient, but how much more patience can we have?" Mrs. Hamer said these words in 1964, a month and a day before the historic Civil Rights Act of 1964 would be signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. She speaks for the mood of a race, a race that for centuries has built the nation of America, literally, with blood, sweat, and passive acceptance. She speaks for black Americans who have been second class citizens in their own home too long. She speaks for the race that would be patient ...
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Declaration Of Independence - 519 words
The Declaration of Independence was written to show a new theory of government, reasons why they were separating from England, and a formal declaration of war. It gave the 13 colonies freedom from England's laws. The man responsible for writing the Declaration was Thomas Jefferson. He wrote the Declaration between June 11, 1776 and June 28, 1776. Benjamin Franklin and John Adams looked at what Jefferson had written and made some changes to the Declaration. On July 4, 1776 Congress adopted the Declaration and it was signed by: John Hancock, Button Gwinnett, Lyman hall, George Walton, Wm Hooper, Joseph Hewes, John Penn, Edward Rutledge, Thos Heyward Jr., Thomas Lynch Jr., Arthur Middleton, Sam ...
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Malcolm X - 656 words
All men are created equal. This statement was the basis of the civil right movements of the 1960's. Malcom X is a man that promoted a society in which all human beings were equally respected. He believes that blacks should achieve that goal by any means necessary. In a time when blacks were not allowed to sit in the front of the bus, using the same bathroom, or were not admitted to Universities. Malcom X's cry of justice was believed to be the voice of all blacks behind closed doors. Malcom Little grew up as poor and did not have much parental support. His father was run over by a street car when he was six. Soon after his father's death, his mother was put in a mental hospital. He grew up i ...
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