We Screwed Up; A Letter of Apology to my Granddaughter (Ward, 2012) is a letter written by Chip Ward to his four year old granddaughter and her possible unborn siblings. He speaks clearly about the devastation that past generations have caused to the planet we all call home, although he fails to provide any evidence concerning what he claims, as well as majorly lacks appreciation for the organizations already working towards a better tomorrow. Chip Ward begins his letter with an apology to his granddaughter and her siblings for using up all of the oil. He claims that, “We are all gas-hogs, plain and simple” (Ward, 2012), in regards to his generation and those previous of it. He goes further to state that we created everything we use from oil.
Bill Belichick is an amazing person on and off the field. He started at the bottom and he worked his way up establishing his legacy. He’s achieved numerous things, but his Super Bowl rings the most Important. He is really one of the best coaches
Have you ever thought what it felt to be a young 11 year old in a war in Africa all alone without his family? Salva is an eleven year old boy from the Dinka tribe in South Sudan. Salva experienced one of the worst things that could happen to a kid, his family being torn apart by war. The war took place between June 5, 1983 and January 9, 2005. It took mostly in South Sudan because the muslim government wanted the tribes to practice the muslim religion.
In all the United States won eleven gold medals in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, six of them were won by African American athletes. Jesse Owens and the U.S.A. Olympic Team returned to America as heroes, they were even honored with a ticker tape parade in New York City. Even though Owens helped the U.S. win at the Olympics, he was treated badly because of his skin color. He had to sit in the back of the bus just like any other African American at the time, and he also couldn’t live where he wanted to live. The saddest thing is that he wasn’t invited to shake hands with Hitler after the games, but he also wasn’t invited to the White House to shake hands with President Franklin D. Roosevelt
The article Darkness at Noon by Harold Krents is about his experience of being fully blind since the age of nine. Harold Krents grew up in Scarsdale, Ny, and he was the senior class president. He was born in 1944 November 5th and died on 1987 January 12th. Harold was half blind when he was born, but at the age of nine he got in a football injury then went fully blind. One theme that stood out is “It is wrong to judge someone based on a disability they have.”
Clyde started his own problems because he didn’t have anybody to tell him what to do. While Marek and Clyde live their lives involved with similar families and robberies, the outcome of their lives ended different. Although Marek and Clyde seemed successful by themselves, their families live a similar life because they both grew up in a lower class family. Marek had to do a lot of illegal tasks the keep himself and family in good health.
Teddy Roosevelt was one of the most impactful presidents in US history, which is why he is carved into Mt. Rushmore. Teddy had a very hard childhood. Both his mother and his deeply admired father died at very young ages, when Teddy was very young. Teddy was teased and bullied as a young kid, but remained a good student with great grades throughout his school career. Theodore had a very spotty education, but somehow ended up receiving a college education at Harvard University.
Doug goes through this everyday and although his family loves him, they aren’t very reassuring. His family neglects him. On top of Doug’s father abusing him, so does his brother, Chris. Chris abuses Doug for different reasons, most of the time it’s because he wants something Doug has. “I couldn’t even scream it hurt so bad. And he told me to decide if I wanted a broken arm or to give him Joe Pepitone’s baseball cap...
So, now you know why my grandfather inspires me. It’s because even with everything he has faced, the life he has, all the good and the bad, he has been positive. Now, I could end this story telling you ‘those are the reasons why my grandfather inspires me’. But i’m not going to do that.
to the assassination of his own brother, John F. Kennedy on November 22, 1963. Five years prior to Dr. King but still very difficult for the Robert to talk about. In fact, he rarely discussed his brother’s death which gives it more weight in bringing it up at this crucial moment. He states that he knows what Black America feels at the hands of a white man because his own brother was also killed by a white man. Kennedy stresses that he understands what the country is going through and he understands the state of division that the nation is in, and he invites the country along a path to unity and peace.
While living in Indonesia, Barack attended Catholic and Muslim schools. After moving away from Hawaii, Barack only saw his father once, due to his father’s return to Kenya, where he worked for a US oil company and the Kenyan government. In 1982, Barack Obama Sr. was killed in a car accident, at the age of 46. Ann, Barack’s mother then moved her family back to Hawaii to attend graduate school in 1974. However, she returned back to Indonesia in 1977.
He saw this every day. The people who would line up around the corner for drugs... He knew these people because he was the one who got them what they needed. It was his job. And it pained him to realize that the mother of his children was just like them.”
An African American is referred to as being a black American around the world. There are many African Americans who have made significant achievements and contributions to our society. Being an African American today has always been challenging and days pass by and we face not being able to succeed because of our skin color. African Americans have been fighting for equality since the birth of this nation, and the ways of mankind will continue on. However, known to many former President Barack Obama has reached all factors of being significant to the world's society.
Former President Obama draws from John Kerry’s past experiences and beliefs to prove why he is qualified for the position of president. Barack Obama gives examples such as “his heroic service in Vietnam,” “his years as prosecutor and lieutenant governor,” and his service of “two decades in the United States Senate” to provide the audience with hard facts concerning Kerry’s loyalty to the country (Obama). This appeals to the people’s logical reasoning in choosing Kerry over his opponent Bush. Obama tells the crowd that “John Kerry believes in the constitutional freedoms that have made our country the envy of the world, and he will never sacrifice our basic liberties nor use faith as a wedge to divide us,” so that they are clear on his beliefs and may support him as president (Obama). Obama uses rhetorical appeals in his speech to establish
The story” Learning to Read”, by Malcolm X, depicts how the motivation could push people further to achieve their academic goal no matter where you from or who you are. The author himself never made it past the eighth grade because he dropped out from the school. Of course with unemployment he got himself involved in criminal activity and later, be putted into prison. the life in prison makes him revalue his past and trying to stand up for himself in order to beat this circumstance. He taught himself how to read and become literate even all he could rely on is a dictionary, and the limit recourse obtained from the prison school.