What’s in a name? that which we call a rose/ By any other name would smell as sweet” (Romeo & Juliet 2.2 43-44). Shakespeare wrote these words to indicate that the value of a name is placed there only by the people who use it and no matter the name, it does not change the object. Roses are sweet in smell no matter the name and Mt. Denali is going to be the largest mountain in North America whether the name is Denali or McKinley. However, like the Capulet’s and Montague’s fought over because of a name; the states of Alaska and Ohio have waged a battle over the name of a mountain. The recent name change of Mt. McKinley to Mt. Denali was the correct decision to honor the true history of the Alaskan people and the mountain itself. Mt. Denali …show more content…
It was named by William Dickey, a Seattleite, who was leading a gold prospecting dig in the sand of the Susitna River in 1896. Upon his return, Dickey wrote "We named our great peak Mount McKinley, after William McKinley of Ohio, who had been nominated for the Presidency, and that fact was the first news we received on our way out of that wonderful wilderness"(p.52-61). Dickey, whilst gold prospecting, had met many silver miners. These miners strongly promoted Democratic presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan ideal of a silver standard. This is what is believed to lead Dickey to name the mountain after McKinley, a big proponent of the gold standard (Mills, p.1). McKinley was elected president and gold remained the standard for US currency; however, early in his second term, President McKinley was shot by man named Leon Czolgosz on September 6, 1901 and died of his wounds on September 14. His death sparked a favor in a commemoration of his memory. The federal government officially adopted the name Mount McKinley in 1917 when President Woodrow Wilson signed into law "An Act to establish the Mount McKinley National Park in the territory of
Prior to the election of Tilden and Hayes the previous president was Ulysses S. Grant who served in the military during the civil war. Grants presidency was filled with shams that would cost a great debt to the country (the panic of 1873). This led to failure of multiple banks and closing of the New York stock market the
“ Do you know who is on the 20 dollar bill?” The president is Andrew Jackson. Jackson was born in poverty in 1767 and died in 1845. By 1812, he had become a rich Tennessee lawyer and a rising young politician. He was famous because of his leadership skills.
William McKinley was the 25th President of The United States of America, from 1897 to September 14th 1901, the day of his unforgettable assassination. William McKinley was definitely a family man, and most importantly an outstanding politician. President McKinley was successful not only in Domestic Affairs and Foreign Affairs, but also in his Campaigns and Elections. Unlike past unsuccessful Presidents, President William McKinley was extremely successful in his Presidential Administration. William was a natural-born politician and was outstandingly successful in Foreign Affairs.
(HISTORY, “President Mckinley is shot”)Now looking back on it president Mckinley was a mediocre leader and in his place America received arguably one of its best leaders to this day, President Theodore Roosevelt. One of his many accomplishments regarded him and conservation. Roosevelt was even known as the “conservationist president” He used his authority to protect American wildlife and focused largely on that unlike previous or even future leaders. During his presidential reign he preserved 230 million acres of land, “established 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, 4 national game preserves, 5 national parks, and 18 national monuments by enabling the 1906 American Antiquities Act.” (NPS, “Theodore roosevelt and Conservation”)
President Taft was the first president to hold both the title of President and Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. He was the first president to ride around Washington D.C. in the automobile. He liked them so much, he asked for 3 more vehicles. And, as stated before, Taft got stuck in the bathtub during his presidency. He weighed over 300 hundred pounds and due to his enormous size, was not able to get out of the bathtub.
Juliet is expressing her concerns that she is in love with a Montague and she doesn’t think that her family will be approving their relationship. Juliet questions why does Romeo have to be a Montague. During this soliloquy, Juliet also says the famous lines,” What’s in a name? That which we call a rose / By any other word would smell as sweet”, meaning that a name is a name and a person is a person and the name does not label the person (II.ii.43-44).
Our 25th president, William McKinley, was assassinated and died a painful death. He was shot, at an event that was held to congratulate America for winning the Spanish American War, by Leon Czolgosz, but died eight days later from the wound causing gangrene. He die on September 14, 1901. President William McKinley’s assassination was unjustified because he was a caring man, and he was forgiving; however, some people thought he was a bad president because of what he did. President William McKinley’s death was unjustified because he was a caring man.
The Constitution did not tell what would happen if the President died, so Tyler had himself inaugurated. Tyler brought out the wrath of the Whig Party when he vetoed the act that for creating a national bank. James Polk, drafted by the Democrats in 1844 was not a
The colors, they are so fascinating to this work of art that the weather created. The work of art was mad by water on a cotton plantation back in the 1800s. Providence Canyon has an amazing scenery with many different colors on the walls of the canyon. Every time it rained on the cotton field the water would form a huge ditch or trench that kept expanding.
On March 4, 1901, President William McKinley began his second term. He brought to Washington DC a New Vice-President, Theodor Roosevelt. In September he visited a fair in Buffalo, New York. While he greeted the public, Leon Czolgosz shot the president. McKinley died 8 days later of an infection resulting from the attack.
“Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life . . . I have given you my soul; leave me my name” (Crucible)! The people that were accused during the Salem Witch Trials lost not only their lives, but they also lost their names.
There are many natural disasters that affect the world, for example, volcanoes. Mount St. Helens is known to be the most active volcano in the Cascade Range in Washington; effecting the people and the state. It was first recognized as a volcano in 1835! Before the eruption on May 18,1980, Mount St. Helens was a beautiful symmetrical cone, 3,000 meters above sea level. For most of the 20th century, many people viewed this mountain and recreation area as a beautiful and peaceful place, but after the volcano erupted in 1980 that view point was shattered.
Andrew Jackson. Now, Andrew Jackson is the center of much argument. Many argue that he was a great president; others disagree. There is even a movement to remove his image from the twenty dollar bill, which has a figure with a likeness to him. And he earned the right, as others have before and after him, to have his face on a form of our currency.