Standing in Viney’s Shoes

Standing in Viney?s Shoes Nobody pays attention to a servant. Not when you are colored like me. I, Viney, am just your run-of-the-millhouse servant. But the family I work for is anything but average. Throughout this entry I will explain how I handled the time when I had to just sit back and watch my breakfast be destroyed and flung across the room by that measly new govern...
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James Madison Jr., 4th President of the United States

James Madison Jr. was born at Belle Grove Plantation in Port Conway, Virginia Colony, British America to James Sr. and Nelly (Conway) Madison on March 16, 1751. James Jr. grew up as the oldest of 12 children, 7 brothers and 4 sisters. His father was a tobacco farmer who owned a plantation that was originally named Mount Pleasant. Madison married the 26 year old widow Dol...
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What Is It? Medical Marijuana

Marijuana has become a taboo for many people in the United States; this view of marijuana is common but also very new according to a pro medical marijuana article, (update: marijuana). This “taboo” was once widely used as a medical drug by many civilizations. Marijuana is illegal to use recreationally in the United States, but what needs to be discussed throughout the governm...
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Classroom Compositions

The composition of the kinds of students in a classroom dictates how the class will behave in many ways. Some people say that the school and the teacher are more important when in a classroom, but the students choose to cause the problems and such. The learning environment is what makes many students, including and especially me, do either phenomenally, or terribly. The frequ...
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The Scarlet Letter: Hester Prynne

In The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, Hester Prynne commits many sins which affect her life in many ways. She has to wear the letter A on her bosom, which was known as the scarlet letter. The A stood for adultery. Living in a Puritan society as she did, the theocracy looks at morality in a very strict way. Whenever people see the scarlet letter, they look at her as if...
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Importance of an Independent Media

Every morning before I leave for school, I sit in my brightly lit kitchen, eating breakfast in near silence. The only sound is that of the television in the other room, which is almost always tuned into Fox News. I listen as the three newscasters, who have become overwhelmingly familiar to me, discuss important issues that are pressing the nation. Some topics are fun and ligh...
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History of the Watermelon

What comes to your mind when summer is mentioned? Sunshine, vacation, and plenty of watermelon to quench the summer heat. As you anticipate the juicy sweetness to enter your mouth, do you wonder where this fruit came from? Watermelon is a vine-like flowering plant that first originated in the continent of Africa Archaeologists found evidence of the cultivation of watermelo...
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The Formation and Change of Identity

In the minds of many, choices are insignificant factors of daily life. Choices are often overshadowed as people are forced to confront millions of them throughout a lifetime. While it is true many choices, such as what to wear in the morning, are not life changing, many decisions can be monumental. Contradicting the false belief of many, each and every choice involves intric...
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Why This Should Be Included in the Literary Canon

Dear Literary Canon Board of Directors, I am writing this because I think “Confessions of A Murder Suspect” should be included in the literary canon. The first reason I believe “Confessions of A Murder Suspect” should be included in the literary canon because the characters are investigative (Tandy Angel),artistic (Harrison Angel), strong (Hugo Ang...
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The Life of Miley Cyrus

“There’s no right or wrong, success or failure. I don’t look at things as black or white. My life won’t be a series of either/ors—musician or actor, rock or country, straitlaced or rebellious, this or that, yes or no. The real choices in life aren’t that simple,” once said by Miley Cyrus (Miley Cyrus 2). Destiny Hope Cyrus now known as Miley Cyrus is just like any other ninet...
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