My Life Hey there, my name is Calvin Coolidge. Yes, if you are wondering I am the 30th president of the United States of America. I had a very interesting life I like to think. But instead of just saying this, why don’t I tell you about it.
Rutherford B Hayes He was instrumental during reconstruction and served as president from 1877 to 1881. He believed in meritocratic governance and was against racial discrimination. On October 4, 1822, Delaware, Ohio added Rutherford B. Hayes to its citizenry. His father's death preceded his birth by 10 weeks leaving Sophia, Hayes' mother, to raise the family alone.
Was William Howard Taft a progressive president, or not? President Taft has been accused of being an “unprogressive” president. The political definition of progressive is the support of advocacy or social reform. President William Howard Taft was indeed a progressive president. He has done many progressive things in America such as his trust-busting efforts, his empowering of the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC) to set railroad rates, and his support of constitutional amendments mandating a federal income tax.
The influence on wealthy individuals and corporations in politics and campaigns was not a new phenomenon in the early 1970s. In fact, President Theodore Roosevelt proposed reigning in campaign spending by corporations and called for transparency in campaign finances. However, it wasn't until 1971 that reform efforts were put into law with passage of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA). The law, signed by Nixon shortly before the 1972 Watergate break-in, instituted disclosure requirements for federal candidates, political parties, and political action committees. However, the law lacked teeth because there was no government-level body to enforce it.
George Washington Buckner “Why should not the negroes be exalted and happy?”, a wise man once said. George Washington Buckner plays a very important role in African American history. His life spanned a special period of transition for Indiana’s African American equality. Many people have never heard of George Buckner but that does not make him any less important. George was born into slavery but soon made something of himself.
Black American History had a major role in the development of the present day United States. Slavery was the foundation of the Confederate states economic growth. This essay will focus on Booker T. Washington a man born in Virginia as a slave and with dedication earned a decent education and processed to do good deeds with it. As a slave he would package salt and work in mines and was allowed to walk to school during his free time. Booker T. Washington's accomplishments were founding Tuskegee University and being the first African American to dine in the White House and publish more than forty books.
Challenges are events that are used to change you for the better should you choose it accept it. The challenges I have faced wasn’t a matter of choice but of something that I have no control over. Some people will tell you it’s a burden, some say it’s an entitlement or free ride. Science says it’s just having a high amount of melatonin due to geographical location for survival. To me though, being black probably one of the biggest challenges a human can have in America at least I find it terribly perplexing.
Moving to a new country and leaving family behind is hard from the beginning and even after arriving adapting to the new culture is a challenge. Despite all this, the biggest hardship you can face is overcoming the language barrier. After hours of practicing the pronunciation of over a thousand words until people don’t answer your questions with “what?” or “hunh?” anymore, and even mastering listening skills to the point of being able to watch an entire movie without subtitles, victory over the foreign tongue may seem possible; however, next time you find yourself sitting in a classroom facing a blank paper and a board is in front of your desk with the assignment of the day: write an essay.
Some days, the temperature in El Cacique, Dominican Republic neared 95 degrees. I, along with 19 other eager students were stationed there for a week. There, we painted newly constructed school buildings and worked with the local children for hours on end. As cool sweat dripped down my face and back, I found myself gazing into the distance, studying the run-down landscape. I had seen poverty before.
Life is pretty tough. Trust me, I’ve had many bumps along the road, and when I mean many, I mean many. When growing up in a country not native to you, life can be pretty hard. For me, my parents thought it was a good idea to try to give me everything I wanted so I could feel happy and at home, which it honestly worked, but later on, it wasn't much of a good idea. My life started in a small town in Mexico, which was called Puebla.
Throughout my entire life, I think the most significant challenge I have faced is immigrating to America. I spent thirteen years of my life in the Philippines and then all of a sudden, I have to leave everything behind to face a different world from what I grew up with. What was difficult about moving to this new country involved everything from learning new values to settling down on a whole new environment. I had to face the reality of a diverse society and deal with the conflicts that comes with the different cultural values that come along with it.