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  • Remember The Alamo - 668 words
    In many books about of the Alamo all said, The phrase "Remember the Alamo", an often misquoted reference to the 1836 battle, actually does very little to help us remember the real Alamo. Largely ignored are the years following the 1793 secularization of Mission San Antonio de Valero. Until recently, this period of the Alamo's history seemed doomed to remain hidden forever. The history of the Alamo begins long before 1836. It is the story of a thriving community whose citizens lived and died within the shadow of the mission's walls. Built by Spanish priests and their Indian converts, the mission San Antonio de Valero later became the home to the Spanish soldiers whose company name, Alamo de P ...
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  • Andrew Jackson - 1,297 words
    Andrew Jackson, born in 1767 was a child of poor Scotch-Irish immigrants. He ended up with enough education Jacksons father died before he was born. The Revolutionary War started soon after he was born. It was very bloody in the wild and poor country where they lived. Jackson at the age of 13, joined a regiment. He was captured by the British, was wounded and nearly killed by a sword to the face for not polishing a British officers boots. He and his brother, imprisoned together, caught smallpox. Jacksons mother got the boys released, but his brother died on the long trip home. His mother later went to tend wounded American prisoners and was fatally stricken by By his 30s Jackson had been ele ...
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  • My Life - 1,302 words
    I was born on June 26, 1967 on the big island of Hawaii in the town of Hilo at Hilo hospital, the second child (older sister Naomi was born one year before) of Spanish, Filipino (-father), Italian, and Romanian (-mother) ancestry. After my brief stint in the hospital I went home to 375 Ululani St. As an infant, I enjoyed the house, for I loved to travel about and explore. For the first two years of my life, my mother reared me carefully, exposing me to certain experiences that might have a positive influence on my intellect while my father was in a far away land fighting a war in a place called Vietnam as a U.S Army Ranger. Sometime in 1970 my father returned, I remember standing on the asph ...
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  • Dwight David Eisenhower - 813 words
    Dwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons from David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. After his birth the family moved to Abilene, Kansas where Dwight graduated from high school in 1909. He was awarded a scholarship to West Point military academy. He was commisioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in September of 1915. After being stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Dwight met Mary (Mamie) Geneva Doud, and they were married on July 1, 1916. The couple had two sons, Doud Dwight Eisenhower and John Sheldon Doud Eisenhower. Doud Dwight, nicknamed Little Icky, was born on September 24, 1917. He died three years later ,on Janua ...
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  • Jackson - 1,442 words
    The Emergence of a more Democratic Republic We should recall that democracy as we understand it at the end of the Twentieth Century did not exist in the ages of Jefferson and Jackson. Today we accept the notion that democracy means that every citizen has a vote, with certain reasonable restrictions such as age, registration requirements and so on. In the early 1800s it was generally accepted that in order to vote a person needed to have a legal stake in the system, which could mean property ownership or some economic equivalent. In many states the people did not vote for presidential electors, and U. S. senators were elected by the state legislatures. Even eligibility to vote for members of ...
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  • Audie Murphy - 508 words
    This is Audie Murphy's life story. At the tender age of 12, he becomes the head of the family after his father deserts them. He joins the army at the age of 18 and through the course of the war is decorated for valor nine times thus becoming the most decorated combat soldier in World War II. Audie does one of the bravest acts any soldier ever did during the war. He climbs aboard a burning tank destroyer and single handedly keeps the enemy from advancing on his position. He spends almost an hour on top of the tank destroyer until his ammunition is exhausted. Seconds later after climbing off the tank destroyer, it explodes. For this action, Audie receives the Medal of Honor. CAPT, INF, TEX NG ...
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  • Profiles In Courage - 1,014 words
    In John F. Kennedy's book, Profiles in Courage, he discusses men who he believes to be politically courageous. He points out in each case how they stood up for what they believed in no matter what the consequences. JFK goes into detail about eight different men, including, John Quincy Adams, Daniel Webster and Thomas Hart Benton. Some of these men were hated and mocked by their own political party and very few others were praised and earned the respect of their country. John Quincy Adams was a Massachusetts Senator. His support of the Embargo Bill, which cut off all trade with Great Britain, caused him great unpopularity. He was a Federalist. His party, his constituents, and even his home st ...
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  • Texas Annexation - 934 words
    Narrative History of Texas Annexation, Secession, and Readmission to the Union Texans voted in favor of annexation to the United States in the first election following independence in 1836. However, throughout the Republic period (1836-1845) no treaty of annexation negotiated between the Republic and the United States was ratified by both nations. When all attempts to arrive at a formal annexation treaty failed, the United States Congress passed--after much debate and only a simple majority--a Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas to the United States. Under these terms, Texas would keep both its public lands and its public debt, it would have the power to divide into four additional states "o ...
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    On August 4th 1792, Percy Bysshe Shelley was born to Timothy and Elizabeth Pillford at Field Place, near Horsham, Sussex. Timothy was a member of the Parliament and was the son of Bysshe Shelley. In 1806, he was christened Sir Bysshe Shelley, Baronet. Percy Shelley had five sisters and one brother. In 1802, Shelley attended an all-boys school titled Syon House Academy at Isleworth, which was close to London. After the Academy, he continued his education by attending Eton where he published his first gothic novel during his last term in the spring of 1810 entitled, Zastrozzi: A Romance. He then enrolled at Oxford University College in 1810. In October of the same year, he met a life long frie ...
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  • The Alamo - 1,008 words
    "To the people of Texas and all Americans in the World: I shall never surrender or retreat ... I Am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what it is due to his honor and that of his country-VICTORY OR DEATH." This was a letter sent by William Barret Travis during the siege of the Alamo on February 24, 1836. It was a cry for help to anybody and everybody willing to listen. It all started in 1830 with Stephen Austin, a leader of American pioneers in the wild, living in Texas, under the rule of the Mexican government, who had solved two major problems that the settlers had with the government. The colonist were now allowed to keep slaves in Te ...
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    ... one. While the siege was going on nearly ten thousand more settlers assembled outside the city. The one problem was that these soldiers were getting bored and had nothing to do. Many started to return home either out of boredom or belief that the war was over. Only one hundred and fifty men were left to face the winter under the leadership of Sam Houston. The soldiers assumed that the Mexicans who now were driven South were very unlikely to return for the duration of the winter months. Sam Houston ordered a concentration of on the theory that the Mexicans would return. He recommended the destruction and abandonment of San Antonio. For this cautious counseling Houston was deposed from com ...
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  • Trying Juveniles As Adults - 1,190 words
    How would you feel if someone in your family was brutally murdered by an adolescent? With the increasing amount of crime being committed by juveniles, officials are trying to come up with ways to prevent such transgression from ever occurring. More and more teens are committing crimes they know they can get away with because of their age. Juveniles know how far they can go before they really get themselves into trouble they cannot get out of. Usually when you are being tried as a juvenile the punishment is less severe. If a juvenile commits murder he or she has the knowledge of the crime they have committed. Juveniles should be no less accountable than adults, and treating them as such may a ...
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  • General Biographical Information On Dwight D. Eisenhower - 392 words
    In this review I will discuss with you the birth and death of Dwight D. Eisenhower. I will also include his family size, education, marriage, jobs,and accomplishments. The purpose of this review is to give you information about Dwight D. Eisenhower. It is also so that people will know who one of our presidents was and what he did fir our country. This review is on Dwight D. Eisenhower. Dwight David Eisenhower was born on the 14 of October in 1890. He was born in Dension, Texas. He is te third born son of David and Ida Eisenhower. The family returned to Abilene, Kansas in 1892. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower dies on March 28, 1969. He died at the Walter Reed Army Hospital in Washington, DC. Dwight ...
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  • Biography Of Lyndon B. Johnson - 1,647 words
    Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) was born on August 27, 1908 in Johnson City Texas. . Lyndon was the thirty-sixth president of the United States. He graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1930. Throughout his political career he was a democrat. He became one of the greatest men in Washington. His Life LBJ began his life in 1908. He graduated from Johnson City High School in Texas in the year 1924. Then he attended Southwest State Teachers College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from 1927-1930. After he graduated he got a job that same year, teaching speaking and debate in Sam Houston High School in Houston, Texas. He taught for only one year, 1930-1931. On November 1 ...
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  • Prejudice In Greek System - 1,168 words
    The Civil War was over 130 years ago, and racial issues still stand even though it has been so long. It amazes me that discrimination and racism carries on today, especially among such younger generations such as college students. One would think that the younger generations would be more aware and more understanding of racial issues. After all it is these younger generations which were raised knowing that discrimination is wrong and everyone is equal no matter what their race or sex. Everywhere in the south a distinct separation between the black and white fraternities and sororities exists. Taking a look, even within the system ?the white fraternities belong to the InterFraternity Council, ...
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