In the essays, “The Joy of Reading and Writing; Superman and Me” and Frederick Douglass’s “Chapter 7: Learning to Read and Write”, Sherman Alexie and Frederick Douglass write about their hardships and challenges they faced while learning how to read and write due to their social economic status. Despite the fact that Alexie and Douglass are incredibly different people, they both use education for freedom and a sense of self-worth. Alexie and Douglass both struggled to receive education and struggled mentally and physically because of their social economic status. Although, Alexie and Douglass both experienced these hardships, they saw the world through a totally different perspective. Alexie saw the world in a more positive manner than Douglass
Practically everyone read one or two books, and then there was the occasional student who 'd managed to thumb through five or six. I was one of the last to be called on. “Kayla?” Mrs. Fisher said, prepared to tack on a book or two more. “Twenty-seven,” I’d said, and smoothed out my filled-up reading log.
Eleanor Roosevelt Eleanor Roosevelt had many wonderful personality traits that I admired. She was a caring lady. Eleanor worked in the charity kitchens, ladling out soup. She also helped in the work of the League of Women Voters, the Consumer’s League, and the Foreign Policy Association. After, she became interested in the problems of working women.
President Theodore Roosevelt became president in 1901 after William McKinley. Roosevelt was vice-president but took the presidential position when McKinley was assassinated. He was the youngest president in United States History, but brought new excitement and power to the presidency as he led Congress and the American public towards progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy. Teddy Roosevelt had a prodigious impact on the United States during his presidency from 1901 to 1908, changing the landscape of the U.S. politically, economically, and socially. With all of his accomplishments while he was in office, consisting of the Square Deal, preserving lands, and many more, he improved the U.S overall.
Frederick Douglass and Malcolm X were great revolutionary leaders. Their motives inspired others to be against the segregated 20th century. Frederick Douglass is famous for writing “Learning to Read”. The intended audience would have been anyone. Learning to Read was written in 1845 and it is a narrative.
In the essays, “Reading to Write” by Stephen King, “The Joy of Reading and Writing: Superman and Me” by Sherman Alexie, “Learning to Read” Malcolm X, and “Learning to Write” by Frederick Douglas have three things in common. In each essay Reading has contributed towards the authors life leading to benefit from learning to read, allowing them to leave a legacy behind. In each essay the authors has thought their self how unlike Frederick Douglass. For Stephen King, reading has done a lot for him. King stated, “Every book you pick up has its own lesson or lessons, and quite often the bad books have more to teach than the good ones” (221).
If he were to go down the path and follow the footsteps of the rest of his family, his life would have been condemned to mediocrity like the rest of his family. Similarly, in Malcolm X’s case, reading allowed him to open his mind and understand other people’s perspectives. When Malcolm X was in prison, he developed an affinity for reading, and he begun to read more and more to learn more about the world. What he learned from the books he read played important roles in Malcolm’s fame later in life. “I don’t think anybody ever got more out of going to prison than I did.
Teddy Roosevelt was the 26 president of the United States. Everyone loved Teddy because of his leadership skills, his diligence, and he was a loving man. There are four faces on Mount Rushmore which are Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and Teddy Roosevelt. Why is Teddy on Mount Rushmore? Maybe it was because he protected the environment or many he improved Public health.
2. Theodore Roosevelt was considered to be the “First Modern President because he had a strong- firm personality, and showed aggressive actions towards others. Roosevelt believed that the President had the right to use all power unless they were denied to him. Also, that he has a responsibility to the people, and so challenged himself to avoid notions of limited government and individualism; the government he controlled should maintain as an agent who should give the people what they want. Roosevelt’s presidency opened up creativity of progressive movement, lending the prestige of the White House to welfare legislation, government regulation, and the conservation movement.
Theodore Roosevelt is one of the American presidents who are remembered for the changes that they brought or made in this nation. He was the 26th president of the United States and he is remembered for his transformations and important quotes which are useful today. Theodore Roosevelt was the most youthful president in the historical background of America amid that opportunity to be in office. He had not yet turned forty three years, the required age, when he got to be a president. He played a major role in transforming the federal government and the transformations made are still in effect today (viewpoint article; Beale).
“My mistress-who had begun to teach me-was suddenly checked in her benevolent design, by the strong advice of her husband,” (Douglass pg 521). Douglass bought the Columbian Orator at the age of thirteen. “I had made enough money to buy what was then a very popular schoolbook,
Shivam Patel APUSH Mr. Mathison 1/10/14 Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919) is a highly debated American figure. Many critics question his success in his presidency, while others glorify this battle torn American hero. His presidency was spontaneous. He did not know he was going to become the president, but fate worked its grasp around Roosevelt’s future, turning him from a new Vice President into the youngest appointed President in history. His energy inspired some, and turned away others.
In Frederick Douglass’s narrative essay titled “Learning to Read” he recalls his journey to literacy. Throughout the essay Douglass reveals how he learned to read and write, despite the fact that education was strictly prohibited to slaves. Initially, Douglass learned how to read through his mistress, but he later learned from the little white boys on the streets. As for learning to write, he often times observed ship carpenters and replicated the copy-books of his Master’s son. Frederick Douglass did not have the same opportunities students have today, yet despite his adversities, Douglass was able to become a literate slave, and ultimately free himself from slavery with the power of
Manning & Curtis (2012), define charisma as a special personality trait that generates others interest and provokes a following. Walsh (2015), defines charisma as an aura that makes people want to know what others are like and what their ideas are. On a scale of 1-10, I would rank Franklin D. Roosevelt a solid 7 on his level of charisma. Like many great leaders who possess charisma, Roosevelt mastered the media of his day and used his notoriety not just to maintain his fame, but to sell his agenda (Walsh, 2015). He spoke directly to the public in a series of radio broadcasts that became known as “fireside chats” (Schnell, 2000).
“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along. ' You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” Eleanor Roosevelt was a shy child who experienced incredible loss early in life.