The Impact of Dr. Seuss on American Culture “Because when you stop and look around, this life is pretty amazing (Dr. Seuss).” When Theodor Seuss Geisel was born, life was not as easy as it is today. From war to civil rights movements, Seuss endured many influential american “battles”. Theodor Seuss Geisel grew up in a large German community where his family lived and worked. When Dr. Seuss was thirteen years old, The United States went to war with Germany which brought fear and anxiety to the Geisel’s hometown of Springfield, Massachusetts. During the war, art became a popular method used to depict war and more often to escape the hardships that americans both on and off the battlefield faced.
Hitler was born in a small village by the name of Branau am Inn, Austria, on April 20, 1889. When young Adolf was only three years old, his family moved to Germany, later on his brother died letting Hitler become farther and farther away from his family. One of Hitlers favorite things to do as a child was create art and one day become and artist. But Hitlers dad did not approve of Hitlers hobby. Hitlers father had preferred him to get into business.
When learning about American history students have the inspiring story of Abraham Lincoln drilled into their head. Honest Abe, the man that never told a lie was born poor in a log cabin, he would come home from a hard day of working and spend his nights studying and educating himself. Due to Lincoln’s courage and determination, he rose from poverty to be a well-known lawyer and eventually became president, where he saw America through the Civil War and put an end to slavery. It is an amazing story, one that made it possible to move social ladders, Lincoln showed generations of Americans that if you work hard you really could accomplish anything. But is Abraham Lincoln’s story just that, a story?
The President Nobody Remembers John Calvin Coolidge Jr. was the only president born on independence day. As a young boy, Coolidge grew up in a town of only 1,699 people. His father was a hardworking man, who owned a general store in the small town and taught Coolidge how to be a businessman. Calvin Coolidge was the 30th president who started off with a popular reputation, however, with the emergence of the Great Depression during his tenor, the popular opinion of him soon became negative. Coolidge was accused of several scandalous actions that had a long term effect, not only on the United States, but on the integrity of his personal reputation.
Best known for creating the Futura typeface, Paul Renner was a well known 20th century German graphic designer, typographer and type designer. He was born on August 9, 1878 as Paul Friedrich August Renner in Wernigerode, Prussia. Because of his father being and evangelical theologian, Renner had a strict upbringing. Because of the strict upbringing he was raised to develop a German sense of leadership, responsibility and duty. Renner studied Greek and Latin for nine years and after that he opted to study arts at several academies.
Dating back to the creation of the United States, the ‘American Dream’ represented one of America’s most defining characteristics. Built on the basis of freedom, hard work, and equality, it granted everyone the ability to succeed. While most could argue that, over time, this ‘dream’ turned into a symbol of materialistic views and greed, it has a much broader meaning. The American Dream is best defined as ‘the ability to achieve’. Jimmy Gatz, of Eastern European descent, was a poor farmer in desolate North Dakota, while his parents, unsuccessful and prone to failure, were no help to his dreams either.
Wilhelm Roentgen was a German physicist who discovered x-rays. Not only was his discover useful for his time period, but for ours as well. Wilhelm Conrad Roentgen was born March 27, 1845 in Remscheid, Germany. At the age of 3, Roentgen attended the Institute of Martinus Herman van Doorn. Roentgen also attended Ambachtsschool in 1862, where he was later expelled due to an altercation with a teacher.
He was in the castle of Nimwegen but could not punish the crime. The Northmen returned to their own country with many men and goods” (Document C) Again this was a modified version of the records of the Abbey of Xanten. It was written by a monk in the middle of the 9th century. Xanten is a city which in modern day is in Germany. This information should also be pretty accurate because it was written during the Dark Age and it was written where the Dark Age was happening.
William Lloyd Garrison felt he was destined to do great “things”. William Lloyd Garrison was very Christian, and his father abandoned him at the age of two. He arrived in Boston at the age of twenty-two, and was mortified of how slaves were treated. This is when he thought his cause in life was to end slavery, and he believed that God was calling for him to do the right thing (The Abolitionists). Frederick Douglass witnessed his first view of slavery at only the age of six.
Thomas Clarkson was an abolitionist and a leading activist against the slave trade and slavery in Britain. Clarkson was born on the 28th of March, 1760 in Cambridgeshire, England. He was the son of a priest, who also worked in a local school. Later, in 1779, Thomas attended Cambridge University, where he won a competition with the subject; whether it was right to enslave men and women and put them against their will. After this event, Thomas was strongly driven to end slavery until the day he died.
Martin Luther was born on November 10th 1483 in Eisleben, Saxony, then he was baptized as a Catholic the next morning on the feast day of Saint Martin of Tours (November 11). His family moved to Mansfield the next year, where his Father (Hans Luther) was a leaseholder of copper mines and smelters. In 1501, at the age of 19, he entered the University of Erfurt, which he later described as a beerhouse and whorehouse. He received his master 's degree in 1505. Hans Luther was ambitious for himself and his family, and he was determined to see Martin become a lawyer.
Frontier revolutionary leader and author of the first deistic work by an American, was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, the son of Joseph Allen and Mary Baker, farmers. Allen served briefly in the French and Indian War and in 1762 began operating a productive iron forge in Salisbury, Connecticut. That same year he married Mary Brownson, with whom he would have five children. But Allen’s deism and aggressive personal conduct ruined his early prospects: he was warned out of Salisbury in 1765 and Northampton, Massachusetts, in 1767. Allen turned next to hunting, at which he excelled.