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    Experiences of farmers and industrial workers in the 19th century Introduction The 19th century in America was characterized by rapid industrial growth. At this point in time, industrial plant output increased and there was mass production of goods by the machines (Foner, n.d). The British textile manufactures were the first to venture in the industrialization field within the United States of America. Mechanization was on the rise where machines replaced skilled personnel and craftsmen in different

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    case for Olympic softball” by Jennie Finch in the USA TODAY Sports she is stating her case on why the International Olympic Committee needs to bring back softball to the Olympics. Jennie Finch is a past Olympic softball player, and she got 2 medals pitching in the Olympics. The International Olympic Committee dropped softball from the Olympics after the 2008 Olympic Games happened. She is stating reasons why softball should be voted back into the Olympics again starting in the 2020 Olympic Games and

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    "The Olympics remain the most compelling search for excellence that exists in sport, and maybe in life itself” (Bell). Beginning in 1896, the games have successfully continued to this day with each nation’s top athletes competing at the highest level. A controversy on the continuation of the Olympics has arisen recently with proponents arguing that the games are economically beneficial to the host nation, they promote nationalism and a sense of union, and increase a host country’s global trade and

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    Short Essay On Unbroken

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    The novel Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand explores the deprivation and challenges for Louie “Louis” Zamperini who was a prisoner of war by the Japanese during World War II. Laura Hillenbrand narrative, non-fiction book that recounts the biography of Louie Zamperini, an Italian American from Torrance, California. Louie experience despair and questioning his self-identity after the captive. Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand was published by Random House on November 16, 2010, about seventy-one years after

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    for their superior courage and outstanding achievements? Or is a hero simply someone that makes a difference in the world. In order for a person to be a hero to me, they need to acquire all of these qualities. Jesse Owens, gold medalist at the 1936 Olympic games, is my African-American hero. Jesse Owens made a huge impact across the globe; he showed the world that diversity is okay, while making a difference for African-Americans everywhere. Jesse Owens did not start out a famous hero. Owens grew

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    What does it take for a genocide to be officially declared as a “genocide” and widely recognized by different nations as such? During the rise of World War I, in 1915, the Ottoman Empire set a plan to eliminate the Armenian race and portray it as a “threat” to the development of the Turkish nation. Over the course of just 3 years, this plan annihilated over 3/4 of the Armenian population in the Empire, or 1.5 million individuals. This devastating historical event might sound familiar, because just

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    How important is appearance in everyday life? At work? Or even at school? Although appearances do not affect one’s chance at survival in ordinary life, they undoubtedly are very important in The Hunger Games, written by Suzanne Collins. As time goes by, Katniss and Peeta have to be more careful as to how they look and act when around the Capitol, or in front of the camera. Katniss and Peeta’s appearance, altered by the capital, is important for their survival before, during, and after the games.

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    The movie Munich follows the events that took place during the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. The PLO murdered 11 Israeli athletes because of the ongoing political unrest between Palestinians and Israelis. The movie suggests that when sport is used as a catalyst to make political statements the outcome will always be negative, worsening the situation or in the case of Munich - death. After evaluating multiple sources and events it is clearly suggested that when using sport as a platform to make

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    Determination is something displayed by Louie Zamperini all throughout the novel, from his career as an athlete to his journey in the Japanese prison camps. One part in this book where Louie shows he is determined is when he strives to go to the 1936 Berlin Olympics. Instead of trying out for the mile event, he starts training

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    The name of the author of peaceful warrior is Dan Millman. Dans life is sloppy at the beginning of the movie. Dan has a life change when he breaks his leg. Dan trains to be able to compete in the olympics. Dan wins and qualifies for the olympics. Clearly, the theme of peaceful warrior is the willingness to ignore the truth. First, for the theme of the willingness to ignore the truth is when Dan trains even though he is injured. Dan does swimming and gets back up on the rings. Dan goes running

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    Ralph Waldo Emerson's statement about growth forgets the fact that most things cannot be mastered. Things like knowledge and athletic achievement can always be improved upon. No matter how good you are in your field, there is always room for improvement. Sports like swimming always have something you can improve on. If there is one thing swimming has taught me, it would be that there is always someone who is faster than you. This is when I go back to the pool and train to better myself, to

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    Bernard Madoff Theory

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    Bernard Madoff was one of the most biggest ponzi scheInmer in American History. According to Biography.com Editors article Bernard Madoff Biography Bernard Madoff was born on April 29,1938 in Queens, New York to Ralph and Slvia Madoff (Biography.com Editors). Also, Bernard Madoff went to Far Rockaway High school in 1952 where he was on the swim team and he also had a job being a lifeguard at Silver Point Beach Club at Long Island, New York (Biography.com Editors). The authors continue to say, after

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    What is the right thing to do? Ellie Wiesel believes people should do the right thing, but more importantly these should choose a side. Indifference is worse than anger, rage, and hatred as Ellie said, “Anger can at times be creative. One writes a great poem, a great symphony, have done something special for the sake of humanity because one is angry at the injustice that one witnesses”(Elie Wiesel, The Perils of Indifference). With indifference people are only punishing the victim and helping to

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    In 1418, Florence, Italy had a problem. Their beautiful cathedral, built to be the crowning jewel of the city, couldn’t be finished. In fact, it hadn’t been finished for decades. An enormous hole was in the roof where the dome should have been. Nobody could figure out how to finish a dome almost 150 feet across and starting almost 180 feet above the ground. To complicate matters, the dome wasn’t a circle, but an octagon. And so the cathedral sat, until in 1418, a contest was announced asking for

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    Jesse Owens Obstacles

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    When you think of an amazing athlete you think of Lebron James or Bo Jackson, but Jesse Owens was one of the greatest athletes to walk this earth. Growing up and becoming a successful African American young man in the early 1900s was hard because of the way society treated them. Jesse Owens went against the stereotype than average African American person. He had the perfect legs of a runner. As Jesse grew up, he did not realize how valuable his legs were and their journey takes him to fame.

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    Jesse Owens was an African-American athlete and four-time Olympic gold medalist In the 1936 games. He was born in 1913 in Oakville, Alabama. Jesse Owens also broke his own time record by hard work and dedication. This essay is about Jesse Owens because he was a huge inspiration to other African-American children, and adults. He was an Inspiration because he was the first African American to become an olympian during a time of racism, and segregation was still in progress in American culture. These

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    The Ancient Olympic Games celebrated culture and politics as much as athleticism. Examining the Ancient Games through these lenses reveals a contradiction between fostering national Greek unity and the rivalries between Greece’s many city-states. Every four years, tens of thousands of Greeks from hundreds of different city-states came together to compete against each other in sports but also to conduct politics and important business. On the one hand, the Games were grounded in religion and myth

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    Everyday people all over are dealing with conflicts and their so called enemies. An instance where I dealt with a conflict is when the swimmers at prospect high school were judging me based on my speed. They created their opinions with out meeting me or finding out who I was. This was a conflict I had to deal with and many of the girl who were judgmental became my enemies.This is a topic that affects many, not only fictional characters in a book. This is why it is worth reading. Some may understand

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    lavish scale never before experienced, and this has appealed to the athletes. Second, the Nazis have put up a very good front for the general visitors, especially the big businessmen,” said reporter William L. Shirer in response to the 1936 Summer Berlin Olympics. The Nazi Regime put on a grand facade that the world had never before experienced. In defying the compromise of the Great War nearly twenty-two years prior, Germany remilitarized their country in order to expand their borders, creating political

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    Essay On Jesse Owens

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    Defying a Dictator The triumphs at the 1936 Olympic Games captivated the world. These games provided the venue for the portrayal of the German concept of the superiority of the Aryan Race. One specific runner especially infuriated the Nazis because of his success and triumph. Despite the numerous racial slurs he suffered, Jesse Owens, an African American runner, continued to compete with confidence and perseverance inspiring others around the globe. History remembers Jesse Owens not only because

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