And the writing is clear and concise. It does an excellent job of raising awareness, bringing reader into contact with a system most American's never see. Bryan Stevenson deserves accolades for his extraordinary dedication, passion and commitment, and certainly this is a good book, but the astronomical average rating would have you believe it is one of the best book ever written.
He didn't want to be prisoned as a result of speaking out against British law; his obscurity was for the best, for it was the concepts in his work that quickly became popular and eventually turned Common Sense a bestseller in America during that time period. The pamphlet spread through the colonies with a distinct meaning: America needs to be liberated from Britain. Thomas Paine's work became popular for many reasons, but the most important being he used arguments, allusions and vernacular that the average person could understand. This pamphlet inspired many people to get involved in the struggle for freedom. It also prepared the Americans for the writing of the Declaration of Independence; one of the most important documents in human history.
In my opinion though, the best evidence that learning to read was good for Douglass, is this book itself. This book had a great impact on the people of the North and even now is being continuously reprinted. It was of great help in showing the people of the North just what slavery was really like and did untold amounts of good. This book is a classic, a classic that may never have been written if Douglass did not work so hard to learn to read and write. Even now, my writing of this
The Declaration of Independence is an extremely well written document that our country has abided by since the year 1776. It was written by Thomas Jefferson beautifully, with several rhetorical devices. These devices help pull the reader into further believing what the Jefferson is trying to tell them. The first rhetorical device to address is Jefferson’s use of imagery. They aren’t seen to commonly but there are to Prime examples of it within this document.
Their funders are the other source of credibility behind the ad, the funders being the United States government, a very credible entity. With the knowledge of Smokey’s support at hand it is not hard to see that Smokey has some major credibility at his side, adding on to the already immense amount that he adds to the advertisement himself. Overall, Smokey has always had a large backing of credibility at its side and the advertisement here is no different from its predecessors. The credibility that Smokey and his backers provide in the end push the rhetorical appeal of ethos very far in the minds of the people viewing the
The book was incredibly informative, starting right from the beginning when the author gives the complete history of those attempting to reach the top of the world. Krakauer obviously well researched this book, which is unsurprising because of his journalist background, but provides for a good read. In fact, the additional elaboration never seemed too much and always made me seem like an omniscient and omnipresent participant. However, Krakauer also manages to make it seem conversational, always explaining his thoughts and opinions in every
"brought with him a reputation for literature, science and a happy talent of composition. Writings of his were handed about" (David Colbert, Page 79) This goes to show that Thomas Jefferson was thought very highly off that he was asked to write the Declaration of Independence. It shows he was a hero as his thoughts and writing were the starting point
he used to compile the book. His amount of research put into the book gives him credibility because it proves that he was dedicated from the start to provide only the truest of facts with extra details. What McCullough does not mention is that he also the author of two Pulitzer Prize-winning books, Truman and John Adams. This all makes him credible because it shows that this historian is also a very serious author and is capable of winning very highly esteemed
Johnson believed in the utopia resembling notion of a unified America. We might even say that he was too much in love with America. Johnson’s ideals were great for his time. He had aces under his sleeves when it came to making reforms in the domestic front. But unfortunately he was not aware of every card that was in the deck.
In the novel Outliers: The Story of Success, Malcolm Gladwell gave a well put together read that gives us much to think about when trying to define success and what factors are important in shaping whether a person becomes successful or not. Prior to reading Gladwell’s Outliers my views probably were like most that success usually comes from one’s hard work and genius and that we all have an equal chance for success, but after reading Gladwell’s theories and explanations on how many outside factors can influence success, I now have some different conclusions about intelligence and how outside factors such as socioeconomic background and the way we are raised are also important influences of who and what we become and not just simply how high ones IQ or intelligence is measured. Malcolm Gladwell’s The Outliers chapter three and four, The Trouble with Genius Part 2, explains how where we come from and how we are raised influence our success and even those with similar above average IQ’s may not have the same opportunity for success because of these factors. Even though a high IQ may set us apart as an outlier, because of our economic background we may not have the same opportunities as someone with the same IQ. Gladwell explains this by using Terman’s study in which Terman tested a random
Many writers wanted to bring the glory and history of America’s early life to their literary works. Great works such as Ichabod Crane and Rip Van Winkle, written by Washington Irving, are still read today. Other writers such as Mercy Otis Warren and Mason Weems captured the heroism of the American struggle in the History of the Revolution and the Life of Washington in 1806, which became one of the best-selling books of the era (p. 187). Patriotism and nationalism began to enrich the lives of Americans with these historical
Jefferson I agree with Jefferson’s ideas more than Hamilton. His ideas fit mine more, and the ideas I’ve grown up with. The current government was also based off of him more than hamilton, so I’ve lived under his rules my whole life, and they seem fine. The ideas in agree with him on are human nature, economy set up, government plans, and how the constitution should be planned out. The first reason I agree with him is because of his ideas on human nature.
I believe they were gifted with imaginations far superior to yours and mine. Those dreams became reality, and because of that reality, now anyone else’s dreams can become a reality here in this beautiful country. In America, we are victorious. Eagles that soar. I understand every other country has a strong sense of patriotism as well but I can’t help but feel that their patriotism is nothing compared to ours because in America we have many things to be proud of, but our hope is the largest of our
America is the country of freedom it’s the place where you can be yourself without anyone telling you or judging. As an American I see America as a wonderful place to live for so many reasons . America is the land of opportunity because we have the amazing opportunity to get an education while other countries don’t have the same opportunity as we here in America do.It’s a blessing to be living in America because it is very beautiful and very safe as well. There is many reasons behind what’s America. One of the mains reasons why I love living America is because we the people have the opportunity to vote and have our voices heard.