“RIP, The Middle Class: 1946-2013” by Edward McClelland is a heated piece on America’s past and current events happening regarding the middle class on how it has influenced our country as it sits today. There are many fallacies detected intended to affect people and what they do, but the question stands is if they accomplished this? The writer of this piece is trying to get across the value of the middle class and how it is not okay for “them to be one of the losers” (McClelland, 989). From the 1940’s to the 1970’s life was easier regarding school and jobs as states McCelland, “I grew up in an automaking town in the 1970’s, when it was still possible for a high school graduate-or even a high school dropout- to get a job on an assembly line and earn more money than a high school teacher”(979). He has experienced this life first hand which would lead him to have a biased opinion on the
Have you ever thought of what goes through the mind of infamous public speakers? How they did it? well maybe if you knew what you were looking for you could find out. The main elements a public speaker uses to construct their speeches would be what type of propaganda their going to use, and what persuasive aspects should they use to capture the audience attention. Famous public speakers such as Martin Luther King Jr. , Ellie Wiesel ,and Adolf Hitler used the same exact guide lines for the speeches that gained them prominent publicity.
“The Views of the Great Depression (1932)” is taken from a book called Hard Times: An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel. Terkel was an oral historian who wrote books on specific topics based on his interviews with everyday people (“Studs”). He was born on May 16, 1912 in New York City and he lived until October of 2008 (“Studs”). Terkel wrote this source to publicize the views of oppressed people during the Great Depression rather than focusing on the average, working, white man at the time.
Following his presidential defeat, McClellan resigned from the army and spent several years in Europe. He would return to the railroad business in 1872 as president of the Atlantic and Great Western Railroad. From 1878 to1881, he served one term as the governor of New Jersey. McClellan’s later years were spent writing a memoir called “McClellan’s Own Story,” which was published after his 1885 death at the age of 58.Fun and interesting fact about him, in 1865, while doing a Europe trip, McClellan designed a saddle for horse based upon a very popular Russian model, used in the Crimean War. This “McClellan saddle” was instantly adopted by the U.S Department of war and remained the standard saddle for the cavalry until disbanded in World War II.
Even with all the technologies that America attains, they can still be compared to Rome. Cullen Murphy’s question is fair more so on the fact that previous American leaders used “republican political models” and the examples he used for America becoming a “principate”. There has been controversies over “personal freedom” and the government keeping secrets. I like how he brought up how Rome was “overwhelmed by the consequences of its own growing size and might”. America grown tremendously, not to mention their power.
Lawrence Stewart Harris was born in Brantford, Ontario in 1885. Coming from a wealthy family he was able to devote himself entirely to his art. Harris was the leader in the creation of the Group of Seven and the founding member and first president of the Canadian Group of Painters. He also influenced many Toronto painters to paint abstractly including painter Jock Macdonald. In 1948 Harris was recognized and given an exhibition at the Toronto Art Gallery – this was also the first time a living artist was honoured by the Gallery.
Show and Tell Scott McCloud begins his graphic essay, Show and Tell, with a series of sixteen panels of a young boy demonstrating how to turn a toy robot into an airplane. By doing so, McCloud is informing the reader of just how everyone starts out as a child. For example, as McCloud points out, at a day like “Show and Tell”, students would present with them their favorite animal or whatever was needed for that day to present to the class. This is just like using words and images interchangeably which is what everyone was taught to do as a kid. However, this is all considered normal so long as the child grows out of this habit as they approach pre-adulthood.
Despite his questionable Southern Strategy, Nixon was still responsible for social justice for multiple groups. In 1983, he signed Title IX, which would prevent gender bias at colleges and universities. He also supported the 26th amendment to lower the voting age from 21 to 18. Furthermore, he was the “first President to give Native Americans the right to tribal self-determination by ending the policy of forced assimilation and returning their sacred lands” (“Richard Nixon’s Top”).
The Watergate scandal is the name given to President Richard Nixon’s planned break-in of the Democratic National Headquarters and its attempted cover-up (Free Dictionary. 2014). The Watergate scandal hurt the President’s image and caused the American people to distrust the government. Although Nixon accomplished a lot of good during his presidency, it is out shadowed by the Watergate break-in and cover-up. On June 17, 1972, at 2:30 am, five men hired by Richard Nixon broke into the Democratic National Headquarters, the Watergate Hotel in Washington D.C., and were arrested for attempted burglary and attempted interception of telephone and other communications (“Brief Timeline of Events.” 2013).
Review The progressive era in the early twentieth century was a period of severe social and economic inequality. Progressivism was a reaction to a variety of problems that were becoming more known to the public. It was a time in which many Americans found themselves between class lines and often felt a loss of identity. McGerr a professor of history at the University of Indiana explains the “four quintessential progressive battles: to change other people; to end class conflict; to control big business; and to segregate society” At the same time the great wealth and prosperity for the “upper ten” was being noticed throughout the country.