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.
Adolf Hitler was so stunned and angry that Owens had successfully defeated his German people, that he even walked out of the stadium. 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 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.” A example from the story that made the readers think this is that he got rejected from 40 law firms, just because he was blind!
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. “Marek grew up in a poorer environment and his mother and step father involved themselves in drug smuggling and it somewhat reflected on Marek a little bit.
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.
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.
His wife dying. Marge McPartlin died on October 3rd, 2013. True, it has been hard for my grandfather, but somehow, he has still been the same, funny guy I knew him to be before. 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.
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.
After living six years in Hawaii, his mother remarried in 1967 resulting in his family moving to Indonesia. 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.
Around the midpoint of the book, we start to see Wes getting better with staying away from the culture of the streets; On page 110 Wes starts to reevaluate himself, “The sight of her coming of her high...disgusted Wes. 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.” Wes realized that his job wasn’t a real ‘job’, it was a source to feed addictions like Cheryl’s.