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The 1930s The Good Times and The Bad Times
The 1930s The Good Times and The Bad Times
The 1930’s: The Good Times and The Bad Times The decade of the 1930’s can be characterized in two parts: The Great Depression, and the restoration of the American economy. America had been completely destroyed due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It was up to the government and people of the 1930’s to mend America’s wounds. One man stood up to this challenge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He promised to fix the American economy, provide jobs, and help the needy. During The Great Depression, th
Alcohol Related Crashes
Alcohol Related Crashes
Alcohol Related Crashes Alcohol related crashes are the leading cause of deaths for teens, states Dr. Mark S. Gold of Fair Oaks Hospital. It's drinking that harms or endangers the drinker or other people. Drinking and driving is an extremely dangerous form of alcohol abuse. Teenage drinking may cause fights with family and friends, sometimes ending in injuries or death. Loss of coordination and judgment makes drinkers accident prone. Teenage arrests for drunkenness or creating a disturbance a
Violence in Sports
Violence in Sports
Violence in Sports With the increase in society taking a stance against violence by many people, sports has become an area where some feel that the violent acts such as the hitting and fighting that occurs should be eliminated. You can not change something that has been around for so long because it would change the aspect of the game to something completely different. The elimination of violence should not be done in sport because the violence is a part of the game which would only hurt its pop
Ben Hogan had more dedication than any athlete today Throughout his li
Ben Hogan had more dedication than any athlete today Throughout his li
Ben Hogan had more dedication than any athlete today. Throughout his life Mr.Hogan overcame a very traumatic childhood, recovered from a nearly fatal head-on collision with a bus and built a golf equipment empire. Ben Hogan was born in a small town in Texas called Dublin. He was one of three children. When Ben was only six years old he witnessed his father commit suicide while playing in the same room. At age nine my childhood was shot through the heart.(p.14) obviously Hogan was traumatize
Knute Kenneth Rockne was born on March 4 1888 in Voss Norway He first
Knute Kenneth Rockne was born on March 4 1888 in Voss Norway He first
          Knute Kenneth Rockne was born on March 4, 1888 in Voss, Norway. He first moved to Chicago at the age of 5. Nobody liked him there, and he was in many fights. Before football or even baseball, Knute discovered skiing.  He loved it, and went skiing every chance he got during the winter. Knute was a natural athlete, and excelled in all of the sports he tried. He excelled in track, making a name for himself later on.         Although he was always one of the shortest guys around, Knute was
Born 1955 Los Altos CA Evangelic bad boy who with Steve Wozniak co-fou
Born 1955 Los Altos CA Evangelic bad boy who with Steve Wozniak co-fou
Born 1955 Los Altos CA; Evangelic bad boy who, with Steve Wozniak, co-founded Apple Computer Corporation and became a multimillionaire before the age of 30. Subsequently started the NeXT Corporation to provide an educational system at a reasonable price, but found that software was a better seller than hardware. Steven Paul, was an orphan adopted by Paul and Clara Jobs of Mountain View, California in February 1955. Jobs was not happy at school in Mountain View so the family moved to Los Altos,
A Schoolyard Lesson
A Schoolyard Lesson
A Schoolyard Lesson Get up, get up you have school today, my mother blurted out, as I fell out of bed. I stood up and waddled to the bathroom. Looking into the mirror I smiled to myself; I knew today was going to be just fine. My family and I had just moved from Guatemala, and today was to be my first day at Bel Air Elementary School. I usually don’t get worried about these situations, since I’ve been through the routine before, besides I tend to make friends pretty easily. Why would today be
A hero is one who places himself or herself at risk for another by per
A hero is one who places himself or herself at risk for another by per
A hero is one who places himself or herself at risk for another by performing great deeds of courage. Often in our society today, athletes are looked up to as heros. Brett Favre is an excellent example of a modern day hero. He is looked up to by many for his strength, leadership, and success. While on the football field, he is willing to risk his life by running the ball in when there is no one else to go to. Favre also gives all of the glory to God. Whenever he has conquered another team, or
Julie Gibson
Julie Gibson
Julie Gibson John Knowles' A Separate Peace depicts many examples of how power is used. In A Separate Peace, two opposing characters struggle for their own separate might. Gene Forrester, the reserved narrator, is weakened by his struggle for power. While, Phineas was inspired by his own power within. The novel conveys how peace can weaken or inspire during a mental war. Phineas, a natural rebel, is known as the best athlete in school. For example, he and three others come to look at a tree, wh
John S Ward
John S Ward
John S. Ward Dr. Larry Brunner English Composition II November 2, 1994 Dying Young A. E. Housman's To an Athlete Dying Young, also known as Lyric XIX in A Shropshire Lad, holds as its main theme the premature death of a young athlete as told from the point of view of a friend serving as pall bearer. The poem reveals the concept that those dying at the peak of their glory or youth are really quite lucky. The first few readings of To an Athlete Dying Young provides the reader with an unders
A Reflection
A Reflection
A Reflection On Melville's Accomplishments Brad Jones Ms Carman Period 6 American Literature Mellville As an author Melville both courted failure and scorned success.(pg. 613, A Companion to Melville Studies). How many famous legends in time have existed to know no fame. How many remarkable artist have lived and died never receiving due credit for there work. Herman Melville is clearly an artist of words. Herman Melville is certainly a prodigy when it comes to writing. Herman Melville never r
Reporting today's Olympic games is like a technological masterpiece
Reporting today's Olympic games is like a technological masterpiece
Reporting today's Olympic games is like a technological masterpiece. The athletes compete in many events, their times and scores are tallied and sent worldwide by satellites and high-tech computers within seconds. Each event is carefully watched and recorded with a sense of history. There was no such sense of history or records when the first Games began in Ancient Greece. The first recorded champion in Greece was a sprinter, Coroebus, he was a cook in a near by Greek city called, Elis. He ran
True Friends
True Friends
True Friends Jealousy is the route of many evils, and can effect us, all from the poorest of paupers to the richest of kings. It has lead men to lie, cheat, steal and exhibit other harmful acts toward their fellow man. This one emotion has broken the spirits of men since the dawn of time, and there is no end in site. In A Separate Peace by John Knowls, Gene, an all American boy, is griped with the age old torment of jealousy towards his best friend. This drives him to do despicable things. Gene
February 28 1996
February 28 1996
February 28, 1996 E2-10 Vacation Project On His Having Arrived at the Age of Twenty-Three To Help You Understand 2. In the first eight lines the poet, John Milton, is talking about his character and how on the inside he still feels like a child. The character still wants to enjoy life as a kid and go around and have fun. He feels that he did not get enough time to enjoy his childhood and he plunged way too fast into manhood. John Milton also describes the phisical details of his character. He t
Characterization of Finny
Characterization of Finny
Characterization of Finny In a Separate Peace by John Knowles there is a character Phineas other wise known as Finny. Finny is an honest and ignorant charismatic young boy of 16 who is outgoing. Finny is unknowing of his ability to manipulate people. Finny is a lover of basic simple life. This story is set in a New England Prepschool. Finny and Gene are the best of friends. Making their contribution to the war effort by simultaneously jumping out of a tree, Gene jounces the limb and causes Finn
The War on Masculinity and Femininity
The War on Masculinity and Femininity
The War on Masculinity and Femininity Growing up we were always told we could be and do anything we wanted to. We were taught that we could do anything the opposite sex could do and more. We didn’t feel limited to our gender, but we were taught that there are differences between boys and girls that we cannot control. We cannot deny that our genders separate us from one another. Since Adam and Eve, males and females have been different, not only physically but psychologically and socially. The d
By Chris Pobst
By Chris Pobst
By: Chris Pobst Boston Latin is one of America's premier public schools. On February 14, 1998, Sarah Wessmann applied to this school and was rejected along with ten other white candidates. Sarah could handle the fact that she was not accepted but she couldn't accept the fact that ten black, and Latin students were accepted over her when they scored lower on the entrance exam. Her mother sued the school for reverse discrimination and won. Her daughter was accepted and the school had to scrap a p
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes (known as Old Time Music at that time) in the southern Appalachians for several years, It wasn't until August 1, 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee, that Country Music really began. There, on that day, Ralph Peer signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to recording contracts for Victor Records. These two recording acts set the tone for those to follow - Rodgers with his unique singing style and the Carters with their extensive recordings of old-tim
A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
A SEPARATE PEACE CHAPTER 1
^^^^^^^^^^A SEPARATE PEACE: CHAPTER 1 Have you ever in your life gone through an experience so intense, so joyful, so painful, or just so important at the time, that you could only understand much later what truly happened? Isn't it a fact that when we're in the middle of an experience, we are often unable to think clearly about it because we're too busy feeling the moment's thrill or sadness to stop and come to sensible conclusions? Our high school years are just such a time: of quick growth a
The Life That Ruth Built A Biography
The Life That Ruth Built A Biography
The Life That Ruth Built: A Biography On February 6, 1895, George Herman Ruth Jr. was the first child born to a saloonkeeper and his wife in Baltimore, Maryland. The family lived upstairs over the bar, and Mrs. Ruth had seven children after Babe, although only one, a daughter Mary Margaret, called Mamie, survived. Babe was an absolute terror as a child. At the tender age of seven, he was playing hooky from school, stealing fruits and vegetables, chewing tobacco, and drinking his father's whiskey
Informative Speech Example 4
Informative Speech Example 4
Informative Speech: Example #4 author: Charla Kay Denmon Stress, The Silent Killer INTRODUCTION: ATTENTION GETTER: What is stress? Stress is a negative emotional state occurring in response to events that are perceived as taxing or exceeding a person's resources or ability to cope, says Cohen Herbert. There is now evidence to show that those who have large amounts of stress in their lives are more susceptible to health problems and injuries. REASON TO LISTEN: A) 43% of all adults suffer adverse
My Life
My Life
My Life My life is so interesting in regards to love happiness, and sorrow, that I do not know where to begin. People often say that they love to have me around because I entertain them. I always have a smile on my face! I never show pain and sorrow, or any other private emotion. As a result of playing football, I have learned how to mask my passions under my uniform. The book on my life, it would be a combination of a comedy and tragedy. I like to laugh! Anytime people see me, I am either laugh
BAYARD RUSTIN THE UNKNOWN LEADER
BAYARD RUSTIN THE UNKNOWN LEADER
BAYARD RUSTIN THE UNKNOWN LEADER Ì Ethnic Groups and Other Minorities SOC-304 12/13/2004 ABSTRACT A master strategist and tireless activist, Bayard Rustin should be best remembered as the one of the main organizers’ of the 1963 March on Washington one of the largest nonviolent protests ever held in the United States. He brought Gandhi’s protest techniques to the American civil rights movement, and helped mold Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. into an international symbol of peace and nonviolence. Des
Peer Pressure
Peer Pressure
Peer Pressure Ahhh Peer Pressures of High School. Glaring down at the reddish glow coming from the tip of the cigarette, I’ve found my self in this peer pressure situation before. Peer Pressure can be a huge problem for some young adults. It can sometimes be positive, but most of the time it’s negative and destructive. Society offers many misleading advertisements that seem to lead teens in all the wrong directions. Television, music, and sports, have a huge cause of teen age peer pressure. Teen
Autobiography
Autobiography
Autobiography I can remember it happening, not that it hadn't happended before but this time I wasn't quite so sure of the outcome. In March of 1995 I had accepted a challenge that only 10% of all American's ever complete. The challege of becoming a United States Marine. Every so often I open my big mouth and respond to any challenge Of course I can do that! Then that overwhelming feeling of fear and mild confusion sink in as you begin to think Now what have I gotten into? Overcoming a challenge
Ethical Relativism
Ethical Relativism
Ethical Relativism Standards of right and wrong are the mere products of time and culture. Morality is a neutral concept - there is no such thing as an absolute right or wrong. Instead, morality is defined by what is 'good' or 'bad' in a given society, by the social norms. What held true twenty thousand, two thousand or even two hundred years ago may or may not hold true now. The human race has grown and continues to expand; our technology, culture, customs, and laws constantly change and evolve
Research on Baseball
Research on Baseball
Research on Baseball English 12 03/15/04 How did Baseball first start? Baseball first started in the early days of civilization. Baseball had spread throughout Europe by the middle ages and became popular in different ways. The Europeans brought the sport of Baseball to the American colonies in the early 1600’s. In 1869, Baseball became an American sport and was introduced as a professional league under the name of Major League Baseball (MLB). The rules of Baseball were originally created on Sep
Fitness and Training Principles
Fitness and Training Principles
Fitness and Training Principles Task One Fitness can be defined as “the ability to carry out daily tasks with vigour and alertness without undue fatigue and with ample energy to enjoy leisure time pursuits and to meet unforeseen emergencies” Ref – (ca.geocities.com/cancer42ca/definitions.html) Fitness can be broken down into motor fitness “this is the capability to perform successfully at a particular game.” Ref- (Physical Education and Sport Studies) And also physical fitness “this is the capab
Nutrition Assignment
Nutrition Assignment
Nutrition Assignment Explain to the athlete the ingredient of their diet. Give details of macro and micro nutrients and supplementation. For an athlete a well balanced diet is essential, they need all types of macro and micro nutrients to help fuel exercise and help repair/restore the body back to pre-exercise state. Macro nutrients are needed in large quantities and come in the form of carbohydrates, fats and proteins. Micro nutrients are needed in much smaller quantities like vitamins and mine
Steriods
Steriods
Steriods The controversial issue of steroid abuse is among the most popular of the controlled substance problems. Steroid usage in sports has many moral and ethical questions, but this has not always been the case. This situation with steroid is a case of sociocultural evolution as an adaptive process. This implies that a rational response has been created based on the social patterns concerning anabolic steroids. It also means that as the problem changed, the response to the problem also change
Anabolic Steroid Use in Sports
Anabolic Steroid Use in Sports
Anabolic Steroid Use in Sports Drug use has been a part of competitive sport for almost a century. At the first olympics in Athens in 1896, marathon runners drank a mixture of brandy and strychnine to help them on their ways and used opiates to control pain during a race. Use of alcohol was very common in the early years of the twentieth century. It might be argued that the first athletes to use drugs to enhance their performance were, in fact, cheating. We need to remember that drug use is not
Two things didn't mix well in my life One was being a full time studen
Two things didn't mix well in my life One was being a full time studen
Two things didn't mix well in my life. One was being a full time student and the other an athlete. It was great not having parents around telling you to do your homework or to go to class, of which I never did. I had a choice, which was more important, playing lacrosse or studying. Like any first year college student I picked lacrosse. At that point I didn't realize what I was getting myself into. Who at that age would know either? My worst nightmare came true in the summer of 1989. I was acade
The comparison of the Achaian Achilles and the Trojan general Hektor i
The comparison of the Achaian Achilles and the Trojan general Hektor i
The comparison of the Achaian Achilles and the Trojan general Hektor is, in my opinion, a very close relationship. Both men are honored beyond any other man in their armies. Both are the fiercest warriors and the biggest fighters, too. Each man is handsome and a born athlete. The two were the best warriors out there, hands down. Hektor seemed to be an older man who¹s more mature. He had a wife, Andromache, and a son, Astyanax. He was well admired and a prince of his city, Troy. His brother is al
BF Skinner submitted the idea that human relationships can be extrapol
BF Skinner submitted the idea that human relationships can be extrapol
B.F. Skinner submitted the idea that human relationships can be extrapolated from the simple understanding of operant behavior in pigeons. He also argues that the mind has little (if any) influence over our behavior. That we may be products of the culture which we exist in, yet this same culture is somehow defined by us through our actions and reactions. Skinner does illustrate an important trait of our existence, and how we coexist with one and other, but even though certain reinforcements and
The Medias Role In the Sports World
The Medias Role In the Sports World
The Medias Role In the Sports World Athletes in todays society have to portray a certain image. With the increasing number of children becoming involved in sports, professional athletes must be more aware of their actions on and off the playing field. Children today are easily influenced by what the media says about their role models. What they fail to realize is that these heroes are only human and make mistakes like the rest of us. Athletes sometimes forget that being in the public eye means
Air Jordan is thought of by many people as the best basketball player
Air Jordan is thought of by many people as the best basketball player
Air Jordan is thought of by many people as the best basketball player ever to play in the NBA. One of Jordan's famous quotes was IF YOUR NOT GOING TO COMPETE I WILL DOMINATE YOU. Throughout Jordan's career he has done just that, and that is why he is the greatest basketball player ever to live. Michael was born in Brooklyn, New York on February 17, 1963. He has two brothers and two sisters. His two brothers names are Larry and James. His two sisters names are Delores and Rossland. After he was
Respect and responsibility plays a role in everyone's life Even as a l
Respect and responsibility plays a role in everyone's life Even as a l
Respect and responsibility plays a role in everyone's life. Even as a little kid we all had respect and responsibility in your life. Respect can vary from having respect for the family pet to having respect for the people who raised us when we were growing up. Respect in today's life is referred to having trust and faith in a person. Some people say respect is loving someone. Others honor people like athletes (Housman, 850). The way everyone should show respect is by being polite to everyone. R
Marathon it is usually accompanied with word like pain fatigue and cra
Marathon it is usually accompanied with word like pain fatigue and cra
Marathon, it is usually accompanied with word like pain, fatigue, and crazy. Today running a marathon has become easier, more common, and more people are doing it and improving at it and satistics back it up. You may have thought that few people do these crazy thing but this year marks the 102 Boston Marathon and it is recorded that there are approximately one million and six hundred thousands people in the United States that have ran or at least finished a marathon. The United States are catch
Summer Campbell
Summer Campbell
Summer Campbell Writing Sample English Literature AP Grade 12 Writing Sample- The Odyssey The most admired classical hero is most certainly Odysseus, the mythological Grecian subject of Homer’s epic tale, The Odyssey. This legendary figure displays excessive amounts of brains and muscle, seeming almost superhuman at times. He embodies the ideals Homeric Greeks aspired to: manly valor, loyalty, piety, and intelligence. The popularity of Odysseus transcends time. To this day he remains greatly ad
Direct on Chris Kenya
Direct on Chris Kenya
Direct on Chris Kenya 1. Good afternoon, could you please state your name for the record? Chris Kenya 2. What was your occupation on March 15, 1997? I was a student at college 3. Where did you attend school? Metropolitan University 4. Were you acquainted with Jamie Johnson? Yes. We were best friends. 5. How long had you been friends with Jamie? Since we were kids. 6. Did you go to High School together? Yes. 7. Did you participate in any school activities together? Yes. We ran on the track and c
Some say winning is what the outcome is or the final score I would hav
Some say winning is what the outcome is or the final score I would hav
Some say winning is what the outcome is, or the final score. I would have to completely disagree with this theory. Winning to me isn’t necessarily the team score but your own personal score, or how well you did in the game, or what ever the competition. The competition could for a job, or the competition could be life in general. Winning involves both mentally and physically doing your very best, but more importantly having fun at the same time. However, in order to your best you have to have f
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F Scott Fi
Ernest Hemingway once gave some advice to his fellow writer F. Scott Fitzgerald. If something in life hurts you, he said, you should use it in your writing. In A Farewell to Arms Hemingway followed his own advice. The painful experiences of his own life that, consciously and unconsciously, he placed in this novel help make it a major artistic achievement. The first of these experiences was a physical hurt that occurred on July 8, 1918. On this date, two weeks shy of his nineteenth birthday, H
OPTIMISM IN MY LIFE
OPTIMISM IN MY LIFE
OPTIMISM IN MY LIFE Optimism to me is the belief that good things will prevail over bad things. I would describe an optimistic person as someone who has faith. Someone who has a great deal of confidence. Someone who believes that the right thing will always happen and always looks at the bright side of things. I think that everyone has a little optimism in them. Here is an example of optimism. A few weeks ago I was watching a football game, the team I was going for were the underdogs in the gam
Jackie Robinson was the first baseball player to break Major League Ba
Jackie Robinson was the first baseball player to break Major League Ba
Jackie Robinson was the first baseball player to break Major League Baseball's color barrier that segregated major league baseball for more than 50 years. On October 23, 1945, Jackie Robinson signed a contract with the Montreal Royals that would eventually bring him to the Brooklyn Dodgers in the spring of 1947. This made him the first African American in modern organized baseball. Jackie Robinson went to UCLA where he became an All-American in football and basketball. He also played baseball a
Swimmers lack a fixed point in the water from which to push In moving
Swimmers lack a fixed point in the water from which to push In moving
Swimmers lack a fixed point in the water from which to push. In moving the body forward, the swimmer also moves water backwards. The water acquires a kinetic energy change. Thus, propulsion in swimming involves two forms of power output: 1) to move the body forward by overcoming drag, and 2) that imparted to the compression of the water that is moved backwards. If gravitational and hydrostatic forces are ignored (the velocities occurring in the vertical direction are rather small), two forces
April 15 1947 is the day that one of the most important events in Amer
April 15 1947 is the day that one of the most important events in Amer
April 15, 1947 is the day that one of the most important events in American history took place. On that day, Jackie Robinson took the final step in making the biggest breakthrough in sports history, It was the day that Jackie Robinson played his first Major League Baseball game, which was also the first game of any kind of organized athletics in which a white man shared the field with an African-American. By doing so, he opened the door for future African-Americans to play organized athletics a
Houdini-Real name Enrich Weiss
Houdini-Real name Enrich Weiss
Houdini-Real name Enrich Weiss Enrich Weiss on march 24, 1874. In Budapest Crossed Atlantic to see his mom Cecilia HIs immagrant father was named Mayer Samuel Weiss. Samuel made $750 a year as a Rabbai in Appleton, Wisconsin Houdini had four brothers still in Hungary: Nathan,Herman, William and Ehrich HOudini fist performance was as a trapeze performer. Ran away from home at 12 yrs old/ Joined up with his father in new York Got a job as a Neck tie cutter Then it happened he saw his first magic
The Social Behavior of a Domesticated Pack
The Social Behavior of a Domesticated Pack
The Social Behavior of a Domesticated Pack The intriguing social complexity of a wild wolf pack is not often seen of the surface of a group of domesticated dogs. Many times the social behavior is based upon the dogs accepting the human owners as the leaders of their pack and their is no competition between the animals themselves. However in isolated instances you may have the unique chance to see a group of domestic dogs form a hierarchy, that can be dangerous to the dogs and to the humans who
Pages of Dreams
Pages of Dreams
Pages of Dreams Americans do not like sleek lawyers. However they apparently love to read about them, and in this art form nobody can surpass John Grisham Jr. Grisham’s writing evolved from dreams and inspirations to success. On February 8th, 1955, John Grisham Jr. is born. His father, John Grisham, was a cotton farmer and construction worker, his mother was a homemaker. Growing up in a very small, close-knit, southern Baptist family, parties were off-limits, and so was television. During his s
What is love Love is a passion that you have inside that keeps you goi
What is love Love is a passion that you have inside that keeps you goi
What is love? Love is a passion that you have inside that keeps you going on each day with a smile and forces you to get out of bed in the morning. People love everything from pets, parents, siblings, grandparents to sports. To quote a legend, Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world. There are two things that I have loved since I was born, my parents and baseball. Legends such as Babe Ruth, Ty Cobb, and Willie Mays led the way for modern icons such as Lenny Dykst