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The Great Gatsby is a novel written by the American author F. Scott Fitzgerald. The novel follows Nick Carraway as he moves from the Midwest to a place a little out of New York called West Egg in the spring of 1922; an era of economic boom, prohibition and bootlegging. Chasing the American Dream, Nick lands next door to the mysterious Gatsby, who is chasing his American dream: Daisy Buchanan. What is the American Dream? The term was first used by the American historian James Truslow Adams in his book The Epic of America, which was written in 1931, here he stated that the American Dream is that dream of a land that in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.
April Fools’ Day April 1st, odd years only. April Fools! On April 1, 1950, the sleepy town of Hot Springs, New Mexico officially changed its name to Truth or Consequences, New Mexico. Here’s how it happened. In March of 1950, and to promote the tenth anniversary of the popular radio game show, Truth or Consequences, host Ralph Edwards promised to broadcast an episode of the program from the first town in America that would rename itself after the show.
Drossaert, Ray. “Can Music Change The Way We Think and Act?” Create Id Music Services, Ray Drossaert, April 30 2007, www.createid.edu Dylan, Bob. “It’s All Over Now, Baby Blue”. Bringing It All Back Home, Tom Wilson, Columbia Studio A & B New York City, 1965, track 11. Bob Dylan,
All of the parade balloons were melted down into 650 pounds of rubber. • Ever since 1945 the parade has had a definite route starting at 77th Street and Central Park West and ending at Macy’s. This year the parade will also include 6th Avenue. • The parade got more popular after footage from the 1946 parade was featured in one of the greatest Christmas movies of all time “Miracle on 34th Street”. • Macy’s parade was featured on TV for the very first time in 1948 on CBS.
Among the most influential of his protests, Gandhi held the Salt March in March of 1930 and traveled 241 miles with tens of thousands of people, to the coast of India where he made his own salt. Just two years before India would achieve Swaraj, or self-rule, Gandhi was shot in Delhi. Nearly a decade later Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. began his own movement of civil disobedience to abolish the Jim Crow laws and to bring equal treatment to the African American community. Martin Luther King believed in peaceful protests. He held boycotts, sit-ins, and even a 47-mile march from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama.
According to Joseph Adamczyk, “That year the country was in the fourth year of a prolonged economic depression after the panic of 1873” (Adamczyk). The invention of the railroad changed everything. It was the beginning of a new era. The railroad was a new way to transport goods, materials, and people. According to Stuart Moulder, “Prior to the last spike being driven in 1869, the only ways to get from coast to coast of the United States were a months long journey by foot, horseback or (very expensive) carriage” (Moulder).
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In this presentation we will see 10 of his prints showing his carborundum printmaking process along with a tutorial video/pictures to allow us to see how it worked out. Born in Georgia on March 22, 1893, (later passing in 1965) Dox Thrash left home as part of the Great Migration to the North, looking for industrial work. Going to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at night, Dox Thrash joined the army to fight in WW1, being placed in the 365th Infantry Regiment, 92nd Division and the 183rd Brigade. Eventually Dox Thrash settled down in Philadelphia in 1925 where he did
In June 1933 Roosevelt restored $50 million in pension payments, and Congress added another $46 million more. After the 1934 Congressional elections, which gave Roosevelt large majorities in both houses, there was a fresh surge of New Deal legislation. These measures included the Works Progress Administration which set up a national relief agency that employed 2 million people. FDR signed the National Labor Relations Act which established for the first time in American history the rights of workers to organize unions and participate in strikes. At the height of WPA employment in 1938, unemployment was down from 20.6% in 1933 to only 12.5%.
North Canton founded as an accepted political unit when the Village plat was documented as New Berlin on February 19, 1831. This was an outcome as a reaction against Germany World War I, its name changed to N. Canton on the 31st of January 1918. On January 1, 162, N. Canton was organized as a city. It is home-rule municipal corporation administered under the Ohio State’s laws. North Canton’s present charter, has been revised six (6) times since its original adoption on the 8th of November 1960.