They may argue that the World Fair created a safe and peaceful gathering during the 19th Century Chicago. The fair was a chance for Chicago to show its “spirit” and pride. The citizens committee passed a passage that read, “The men who have helped build Chicago want fair, and having just and well-sustained claim, they intend to have it” (Larson 16). Society was full of pride and were influenced to better their lives and pursue the American Dream. However, the chaos and violence that ensued in the city did not reflect the perfect American Dream.
Biography Alfred Russel Wallace was born on January 8, 1823 in Usk, Monmouthshire , wales. Alfred’s early years consisted in his family being very poor and at the age of six him and his eight siblings had to move to Hertford town which was north of London. Alfred’s father, Thomas Vere Wallace had enough money to pay for Alfred’s school in which he attended at Hertford Grammar school. He attended in geometry, geography, and in algebra. But that all lasted until he was 14 years old, his father could no longer pay for his education which resulted in him not having any further education.
Brigham used Smith’s “Plat of the City of Zion” to lay out the city along the lines of the cardinal points of the compass. The success of the Plat led to the construction of hundreds of new buildings by the Mormons, across Salt Lake City. In Riverside, Illinois, Fredrick Law Olmsted, famous for designing the New York Central Park, brought his artistry to one of the first planned suburbs in America. In his design of Riverside, he broke away from the conventional grid pattern and made a street block and lock pattern, which was inspired by the curvilinear nature of the Des Plaines River. You can always find a bit of Riverside DNA in most suburbs that are being built today.
Mark Twain Do you know Mark Twain? Let me tell you a little something about him that might interest you. Mark Twain began to be an author in the early 1867 and came to New York from San Francisco. Mark Twain had known a guy named Charles H. Webb who he had met in San Francisco. Webb said that Mark had some reputation in the Atlantic States, but he knew that it must be of a very attenuated sort.
Like many people Alexis De Tocqueville set out to do something while accomplishing something else. Tocqueville was born in France in 1805 to an aristocratic family with connections to both the church and the monarchy. He then grew to have a successful academic career. Tocqueville then was sent to America in 1831 by the French government to study the American penal system. While doing his work in America with his colleague Gustavo de Beaumont studying the American prison system by a 9-month journey through eastern America Tocqueville became very interested in American society and the political system as a whole.
Narrated by 29 year old Midwesterner Nick Carraway, The Great Gatsby took place in Long Island and New York City during the roaring 1920’s. Nick was on a business venture from Chicago when he got the opportunity to reconnect with his cousin Daisy, eventually leading him to move and stay in New York. Nick’s new neighbor, Jay Gatsby, has had an obsession with Daisy since the day he met her as an Army officer stationed in Louisville right before the start of World War I. As time passed, the plot continued to become more complex and a truly great novel that represents everything Americans want to be and can be. Educator and NPR book critic Maureen Corregan stated that, ¨Gatsby´s magic emanates not only from its powerhouse poetic style - in
He was born in Seattle, Washington. David’s father, Murray Guterson, was a criminal defense lawyer and taught David to pick an occupation he would love. He decided to become a writer while attending the University of Washington. David Guterson later became an English teacher so he would have time to write and could be surrounded by books. After a decade of morning research and writing, Guterson released his first book, Snow Falling on Cedars, in 1995
Plymouth tube Patricia Mosley my grandmother works at Plymouth tube a tube manufacturing factory in her words "I drop wads through tubes". Although Patricia has not fulfilled her dream job as a nurse she left her caregiver job as a CNA for over 30 years "to better” herself at Plymouth tube. Making tubing for aircraft, nuclear reactors, and medical equipment has been Patricia's job for the past 11 years. Working at Plymouth tube "I feel like I have to go above and beyond.....there's nothing like having your son for your boss" Patricia remarked. Patricia has been "taking orders" from her son William for the 4 years he's been boss.
The World's Columbian Exposition was a world's fair held in Chicago in 1893 to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Christopher Columbus's arrival in the New World in 1492. The centrepiece of the Fair, the large water pool, represented the long voyage Columbus took to the New World. Chicago bested New York City; Washington, D.C.; and St. Louis for the honour of hosting the fair. The Exposition was an influential social and cultural event and had a profound effect on architecture, sanitation, the arts, Chicago's self-image, and American industrial optimism. The exposition covered more than 600 acres, featuring nearly 200 new (but purposely temporary) buildings of predominantly neoclassical architecture, canals and lagoons, and people and cultures
Dad stayed in the hospital for over a week by the time he came home, he had put over 70 Ivs in his arms. Dad was nervous to go to his appointment the next week because he didn’t want to stay there again. It was harsh that year he sleepwalked out in the cold to go to town but couldn’t find the keys. Mom told everyone to get up and help find dad, so I looked outside and when I looked in the car there he was sleeping in the driver seat. With the doctor bills and all of the other stuff we are kind of broke.