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    The Kansas Journey After the federal troops left the area, There was a convention being made. It was called the Vicksburg Convention. It was told that blacks in the south could migrate to anywhere they wanted, but could get out of the south. There were posters around the united states saying things like “Ho For Kansas” and “Come to the Rescue.” So the Exodusters (african American people that emigrated to Kansas) left their lands in fear from their masters, and headed to Kansas in 1879-1880. They

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    The Kansas-Nebraska Act

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    3) The Kansas-Nebraska Act authorized the residents of a territory not only to determine the status of slavery there, but also to decide whether that territory would become a free or a slave state. Why did this solution fail and produce violence and bloodshed in Kansas? How do you view Brown’s actions after the destruction of the free-state town of Lawrence? 4) What was Brown’s goal at Harpers Ferry? In your view, did his plan had a realistic chance of working? Why do you think that Brown stayed

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    Brownback In Kansas

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    As the Kansas motto ad astra per aspera, meaning “to the stars through difficulties” states, it seems to some that the difficulties the state is facing may be too hard to overcome if Brownback’s plans are continued to be put to action. Governor Brownback’s current policies are leading the state of Kansas down a path of future failure. Both fiscal and social political issues are arising with no signs of being resolved. Currently, Kansas citizens are finding much to complain about in terms of taxes

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    Bleeding Kansas Bleeding Kansas or the Bloody Kansas period of violence during the settling of the Kansas territory and included the fight about whether or not the state should be a slave state or a free state. Stephen Arnold Douglas and Augustus C. Dodge of Iowa Kansas and Nebraska Conflict 1854 South wanted a slave state The Kansas-Nebraska Act setted the scene by allowing the territory of Kansas to decide for itself whether it would be free or slave. Both North and South Disapproved Summary:

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    this novel, it describes the journey that the author (Francis Parkman) took across The Oregon Trail. The Oregon Trail is a route to the Northwest that connected the Missouri River to valleys in Oregon. It crossed through Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, Idaho, and Oregon. There was originally a lot more to this book, but the author had to take some of the information out because it was too rough for the public to read. Francis Parkman who is the author of “The Oregon Trail” is

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    to a Pew Research Center survey “among Hispanics ages 25 to 29, just 15% of Hispanics had a bachelor’s degree in 2013” (Krogstad). This is worrying; it is great to analyze the lack of Hispanics higher education in the United States and the State of Kansas something that one cares about by using statistics and information about the racial gap in educational attainment that explains the lower rates in Hispanics. Hispanics lowest rates of college degree attainment are a result of immigration growth, parental

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    Mid -November, 1959 in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas a family of four was brutally murdered in cold blood. The Clutter family represented the traditional all-American family, which consisted of a Kansas farmer, his wife and their two children. The innocent town of Holcomb was astonished when the news of the quadruple homicide struck. Truman Capote the author of In Cold Blood was adamant to reveal the truth surrounding the story of the murder. By writing this book from the perspective of the killers

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    water in the other bucket. I put my hands in one bucket for thirty seconds and thirty seconds in the other, this went on for five minutes. I had to do this with my hands and feet everyday. The call finally came, I had a week to prepare myself for Kansas City. Going into the RAPS program I had no idea what to expect. The next four weeks included crying, laughing, and hard work. I went through eight hours of physical and occupational therapy, Monday through Friday. It the most difficult thing I had

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    Hispanics In America

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    in the State of Kansas something that one cares about by using statistics and information about the racial gap in completion of a degree that explains the lower rates in Hispanics. Hispanics lower incomes contribute to the Hispanics lowest rates of a college degree completion in the State of Kansas. Lower Incomes The Central American immigrants’ low income contribute to the low rate of Hispanics college degree graduates in the State of Kansas. Hispanics account for 11% of the Kansas population according

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    The Kansas Nebraska Act also known as “Bleeding Kansas” was Douglas wanting to expand the intercontinental Railroad to expand south through slave states. Beginning in Chicago and splitting the territory of Kansas and Nebraska. This led Kansas to come into the Union on the foundation of population sovereignty, causing thousands of pro and anti-slavery forces to transfer to Kansas. When this happened this caused Kansas to become a battle ground. In the spring of

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    Election of 2010 The 2010 Kansas gubernatorial election was held on November 2, 2010. Incumbent Governor Mark Parkinson, a former Republican who switched to the Democratic Party, had assumed office when the previous Governor Kathleen Sebelius was sworn in as the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services under President Barack Obama. Governor Parkinson declined to seek election, even though he had labored to get a stimulus package from the federal government for Kansas. United States Senator

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    In the book, “In Cold Blood,” Truman Capote takes us through the lives of the murderers and the murdered in the 1959 Clutter family homicide, which transpires in the small town of Holcomb, Kansas. The first chapter, “The Last to See Them Alive,” vividly illustrates the daily activities of the Clutter family—Herbert, Bonnie, Nancy, and Kenyon—and the scheming plot of Dick Hickock and Perry Smith up to point where the family is found tied up, and brutally murdered. In doing so, he depicts the picture-perfect

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    Hickock and Perry Smith, mesmerized the nation and left a lasting impact in Kansas, drawing journalists from across the country to the rural outpost on the Kansas prairie (Huffington Post). An unremarkable New York Times article, which was considerably small and short, at approximately 300 words, grabbed viewers and drew the audience. The column reported the Clutter family murder in the tiny farm town of Holcomb, Kansas on the Great Plains. “Popular headlines surrounding the Clutter family murders

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    In Cold Blood

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    In 1959, the Kansas town of Holcomb was left horrified after the murders of the Clutter family. The shocking murder caught both the attention and hearts of those who learnt of it. In 1966, Truman Capote brilliantly captured the acts of the murders in his book “In Cold Blood”. Shortly after in 1967, Richard Brooks released the adaptation to Truman’s book, “In Cold Blood” which uniquely captures the essence of the murdered and the murderers. Capote and Brooks depicted the killers, Perry Smith and Dick

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    proceeded to Holcomb, Kansas to murder the family and collect the expected currency, supposedly hidden in Mr. Clutter’s safe. After killing

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    nonfiction novel, a genre he invented with his work In Cold Blood. In this book, Capote intertwines facts and real events with elements of nonfiction to cover the 1959 murders of four members of the Clutter family in the small community of Holcomb, Kansas City. Although it is important to keep the book as accurate as possible, it is inevitable for the author to change some details in order to keep the book engaging throughout the novel. Capote’s work faces controversy as it deviates from the truth

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    society, variables will obstruct the path we choose. One cannot take control of everything that surrounds us as fate decides what happens to us. In Cold Blood by Truman Capote explains the murder of the Clutter family in the quiet town of Holcomb, Kansas. The murderers, Richard (Dick) Hickock and Perry Smith, try to escape the consequences of their actions, believing that they can get away with what they did. The story tells what the murderers were thinking after and before they committed the crime

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    Imagine being a new family in the town of Holcomb, a quaint, remote town located about 450 miles west of Kansas. What would be the first things in which you notice about the community? Would it be the lack of paved roads? The fact that the majority of the buildings here are dilapidated and vacant? Or perhaps you realize that the town doesn't even have a working telephone line? Such questions are brought up by Author Truman Capote in his acclaimed novel, In Cold Blood which follows the lives of those

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    In Cold Blood by Truman Capote takes a brave deviation from the mainstream of murder or crime novels in that it takes the perspective of the perpetrators of the crime in question. Dick Hickock and Perry Smith were two particularly perverse individuals who were hung for the murder of the Clutter family. The two lack virtually any relatability to the casual reader, however, Capote manages to evaluate the six weeks following November 14th, 1959 in such an analytical depth that the reader may even begin

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    Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood is a retelling of the true account of two men slaughtering four members of a prosperous Kansas family on the night of November 15th, 1959. Capote’s factual story of the murders of the Clutter family, the arrest of two convicts, the trial and the convictions garnered widespread media attention and fame for Capote. However, In Cold Blood has been critically analyzed by both worlds of fiction writers as well as journalists on claims that the book is “immaculately factual”

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