The True American Dream

The True American Dream The American dream can be described in many different ways. For some, the American dream is being surrounded by lots of people with lots of money. This is the life of Jay Gatsby. For others, money doesn’t matter, it’s being with the one person you love. The latter of the two, is Gatsby’s dream. In the novel The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald demon...
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Calender Formula

Next, I’m going to introduce to the reader an amazing trick called the calendar formula. If used correctly, one can correctly determine the day of the week anything occurred or will occur on. Let’s take February 12, 1809. Your right! That was the birthday of Abe Lincoln and Charles Darwin. When I used the calendar formula, I found they were both born on Sunday. But, that mean...
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Becoming a Better Writer through the Works of Others

“The dot that became a speck that became a blob that became a figure that became a boy” – John Boyne, the author of the historical fiction book The Boy in Striped Pyjamas. This quote tells the main idea for the story. It’s just at the turning point in the story for two boys, Bruno and Smole, because it is the very first hint of sight before they meet. This quote also metaphor...
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Popular Suffrage

“Political control remained in the hands of the traditional elite until the end, in 1825, of the Virginia Dynasty of presidents.” Out of Many 3rd Edition. In the precedent years of the 19th century, only the property owners and taxpayers, or just wealthy white male elites held the right to vote. However, the Westward expansion induced a series of changes in American structure...
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Post-Civil War Industrial Expansion

Technological growth and innovation has always been a key focus of the United States. The late 1860s, after the American Civil War, marked the beginning of a momentous industrial expansion that would continue past the end of the century. The newfound emphasis on the concept of Manifest Destiny, the belief that Americans had a divine right to expand westward, spurred the deve...
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Do You Know Your History?

The statement made by Roger K. Broxton, claiming that the Civil war was fought over taxes is inaccurate.There are numerous accounts regarding the war, stating that it was fought to preserve the union, and later to free the slaves.There are several faults in Mr. Broxton’s claims regarding the Civil war, including the real cause of the Civil war, black confederate soldiers get...
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Analysis of ;Crisis No. 1;

“The American Crisis: Number One” is an article written by Thomas Paine. Paine’s central principle for producing “The American Crisis: Number One” is to persuade the American people to seek their independence. Paine’s writing was widely published and read by many people, so his diction is formal and his vocabulary choice is simple and can be understood by the common man. The ...
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High Frequency Trading

In the age of technology, everything is changing. Policies, regulations, and the way of doing business is constantly changing and evolving. In particular, a large change came about in 1999 when the SEC (U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission) authorized electronic exchanges (Wikipedia). This had a huge impact on the Stock Market and gave way to something known as High Frequ...
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Review of He and I

“He always feels hot, I always feel cold” (Ginzburg). “He and I” is a short story by Natalia Ginzburg. The story talks about how the man and woman are different in many ways. The story gives the illusion that the man is an intelligent, cultured, hobbyist that controls the woman. The woman is seen as an unintelligent, scared, follower that listens to whatever her husband says....
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Did He Who Make the Lamb Make Thee?

Everything in creation reveals something about its Maker. In his poems “The Tiger” and “The Lamb,” William Blake marvels at the fact that two animals so different from each other were made by the same God. The Tiger is a fearsome creature. In describing it, Blake uses the phrases “fearful symmetry,” “the fire of thine eyes,” a...
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