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  • Jane Addams Essays

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    Jane Addams Jane Addams was a Victorian woman born into a male-dominated society on September 6, 1860 in Cedarville, Illinois. Her father was a wealthy landowner and an Illinois senator who did not object to his daughter’s choice to further her education, but who wanted her to have a traditional life. For years after his death, Addams tried to reconcile the family role she was expected to play with her need to achieve personal fulfillment. Jane was born into a rich family and could have

  • Jane Addams Essay

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    Jane Addams founded Hull House in 1889, along with her friend Ellen Starr. Jane had a very compassionate heart from the time she was a young girl. Everywhere she went, Jane had a desire to help people less fortunate than herself. Jane's father helped shape her to become more charitable to others less fortunate. Even as a young girl Jane wanted to know why all people did not live in nice homes with yards like her own. One day she saw a part of town that was run down and she could hardly believe that

  • History And Geography Of Illinois

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    addition, Illinois' eastern border with Indiana consists of a north-south line at 87° 31′ 30″ west longitude in Lake Michigan at the north. The Wabash River continues as the eastern/southeastern border with Indiana until the Wabash enters the Ohio River. This marks the beginning of Illinois' southern border with Kentucky. Most of the western border with Missouri and Iowa is the Mississippi River. The state's northern border with Wisconsin is fixed at 42° 30' north latitude. Though Illinois lies entirely

  • Television 's Influence On Television

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    Throughout history television has seen many changes such as improved acting, special effects, graphics, camera work, ideas, and many other changes. Cop/Investigation shows are the focus of his paper. Investigation shows in particular have become more in depth and realistic. During the 60’s television exploded. There was 245 million TV sets in American homes. At the time, that was more TV sets than people in the United States. With all the turmoil with the JFK assassination, early stages of the Vietnam

  • Praise Of Bill Peters, Coach Of The Carolina Hurricanes

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    In Praise of Bill Peters Now firmly into his third season as a head coach in the NHL, Bill Peters, coach of the Carolina Hurricanes, has a lot of work in front of him to get this team into post-season contention. Through his first two years with the organization, Peters is still yet to participate in the playoffs. In fact, it has been seven years since Carolina last saw the playoffs. Peters ' current lack of post-season success shouldn 't be an immediate point for concern, as he came into the team

  • Leader Persuasion

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    How persuasive can one be, how much power can one achieve with words? Successful leaders of different time periods and different categories possess the ability to use words effectively to lead through the power of persuasion. Whether in a Business, political, or religious leadership positions, successful leaders utilize and capitalize on the needs and wants of their followers through persuasive word choice High level persons are persuasive; they have to be. Powerful speakers such as Adolf Hitler

  • The North American Free Trade Agreement

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    Patrick Kenney A43713662 EC 440 Writing Assignment Illinois and The North American Free Trade Agreement The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was passed in 1993 under President Clinton but purposed under President H.W. Bush. The agreement was first discussed in June of 1991 and included the United States, Canada, and Mexico. NAFTA sought to create a trading bloc, which through free trade and the elimination of tariffs would see economic growth. While all of the countries sought to

  • Environmental Impacts Of The Mississippi Valley

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    The culture of which the city was the fountainhead, and which overspread the southeastern U.S., we call Mississippian. That portion of the city now owned by the state of Illinois to protect it from real estate developers. It was called the Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site.The city 's thatched wooden houses had hard-packed clay around them; even the mounds may have been covered with clay rather than prairie grasses.

  • Current State of the Union; Analysis of a Political Cartoon Regarding Barak Obama

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    When describing the current state of the USA, very little positive language would be used. The more standard response would be one including an overall negative, and debt describing language. As seen in Barrack Obama’s 2014 State of the Union Address, the president of our nation seemed to completely disregard the actual “state” of the union by simply stating that, “The state of the union is sound”. This short, vague, and contradicting statement seemed to be blow up the anemic progressions our nation

  • Dorothea Dix : The Right Time

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    On March 28, 1841, Dorothea Dix was invited to teach a Sunday class at East Cambridge, Massachusetts women 's jail. The invitation was at the right time because Dix have already heard how horrible the conditions and treaments of the mentally ill were in Massachusetts, it was just not justified. After her class she toured the jail and was appalled by what she had discovered. The innocent, guilty, and the mentally ill were combined in the unsanitary, crowded, cells of the East Cambridge jail. In addition