In 1819, he was born in a country, West Hills, Town of Huntington, Long Island. He was the second boy of a family interested in Quaker. And his father, Walter Whitman, named his sons after American leaders like Andrew Jackson, George Washington, and Thomas Jefferson. It shows that Walt grew up in a kind of patriotic atmosphere. He started to go to school when he was 6, but 5 years later he had to stop studying at school because his family’s poverty.
Jacob Lawrence is an African-American artist born September 7th, 1917 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. When Lawrence was 7 he and his family moved from Atlantic City to Harlem, where he experienced the Harlem Renaissance and the Depression. In 1935 Lawrence studied at the Harlem Art Workshop under Charles Alston, where he started creating art with crayons and markers. Alton said that Lawrence was basically teaching himself and all he needed was someone to show him certain techniques and give him encouragement. In 1937 Lawrence received a two-year scholarship to the American Artists School in New York.
Christian Martin November 2, 2015 Upton Sinclair’s Effect on the Progressive Movement Upton Sinclair Jr. was born on September 20, 1878, in Baltimore, Maryland. He was the only child of Upton Sinclair Sr. and Priscilla Sinclair. Throughout his life he was a devout Christian. His home life was hard since his family was in poverty and his father was an alcoholic. He moved to New York with his family at age ten and began attending New York City College at age fourteen.
From 1777 to 1960 congress has passed many acts that has made the shape design from the flag change. The designs have gone from multiple shapes the stars are put in to represent the states. Another way the flag design has changed is from the first one which didn’t have any starts it had a British
Pop art era originated in New York during the mid-1950s and ended in the early 1970s. It focused on familiar places in citizen’s day to day life, creating commercial images and during this time Pop art boomed because of the media World War II was receiving. Roy Lichtenstein’s painting “WHAAM!” would mostly fall under the category of the Pop art era for the reasons being that it is based on an image from a DC comic “All American Man of War” which was published by DC comics in 1962. Lichtenstein presented a powerfully charged scene in an impersonal manner, leaving the viewer to decipher the meaning for themselves. The painting is in a comic style of art (Pop Art) and depicts two fighter jets (one owned by the United States the other owned by the Soviet Union) in the air with one shooting a missile towards the other jet with a humongous “WHAAM!” giving the painting a cartoon feel by emphasizing the onomatopoeic lettering in a yellow box, showing that the plane has blown up.
Robert Fulton invented the steamboat during the Industrial Revolution. Robert Fulton was born on November 14, 1765, in Little Britain Township, PA. Robert Fulton had three siblings, which are Abraham, Mary, Isabella, and Elizabeth. Robert was able to learn to read, at home, and so, he went to Quaker. Although, Robert Fulton didn’t came up with the idea of the steamboat, he built the first working steamboat. Few years later, Robert Fulton, stayed in PA, as a painter.
The aAuthor’s purpose of Malcolm X from chapter 1 through chapter 11 is self transformation. The idea that Malcolm X gained a better sense of his identity through learning to dance. Malcolm's transformation started when he moved to New York;, he was surrounded by his own kind. Hhe had never been around of a lot of black people and when he went back to Lansing everything that white people said about African Americans bothered him because that's when he started his self transformation (p.153). The author opens the chapter with the paragraph written completely in a slang to show how Malcolm used to talk when he lived in Boston: “S shorty would take me to groovy frantic scenes in different chicks and cats pads ,Where with the lights and juke
Theodore Earl Butler (1861-1936) was best known for his work during the American Impressionism movement. He was famous for his paintings, specifically watercolor. In 1861, Butler was born in Columbus, Ohio, where his father was a wealthy businessman. But unlike his father, Butler was not interested in a business career. After graduating from Marietta College in 1882, he moved to New York to study at the Art Students League from 1884 to 1886.
The Uprooted written by Oscar Handlin is one of the most thought provoking and powerful books written about the mass migration of European immigrants to the United States in the 19th century. The Uprooted was awarded the Pulitzer prize for history in 1952. Oscar Handlin was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1915 from parents of Jewish descent. Handlin started working at a very young age and entered Brooklyn College. Oscar Handlin at the age of 18 was accepted into Harvard University.
Robert Merton was born into a working class Eastern European Jewish immigrant family in Philadelphia as Meyer R. Schkolnick. He changed his own name at the age of 14 to Robert Merton, an outcome of a career as an amateur magician in his teen years. As a student he attended Temple College and Harvard, he studied sociology at both and in 1936 he earned his doctorate degree. From then on he started to contribute to the world of sociology by teaching in Harvard until 1938 when he became a professor and chairman of the Department of Sociology at Tulane University. He then moved on and joined the Columbia University faculty in 1941 where he worked alongside Paul F. Lazarsfeld for 35 years and where he created the “focus group research method” that politicians and businesses now use every day and where later in his life he became University Professor (the University 's highest academic rank) in 1974.