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81: New Deal America
The stock market crash of 1929 helped launch the United States and many other nations into the worst economic depression in history. The severity of the Great Depression called for federal government programs to protect the general welfare of citizens. The New Deal programs created by Franklin D. Roosevelt provided the framework for the welfare state that still serves as a basis ...
82: Labor In America
... and weave cotton into cloth would be driven by water power. All that the factory owners needed was a dependable supply of labor to tend the machines. As most jobs in cotton factories required neither great strength nor special skills, the owners thought women could do the work as well as or better than men. In addition, they were more compliant. The New England region was home to many young, single farm girls who might be recruited. But would stern New England farmers allow their daughters to work in factories? The great majority of them would not. They believed that sooner or later factory workers would be exploited and would sink into hopeless poverty. Economic "laws" would force them to work harder and harder for less and ... helpers to increase production. Relations between the employer and helper were generally harmonious. They worked side by side, had the same interests and held similar political views. The factory system that began around 1800 brought great changes. The employer no longer worked beside his employees. He became an executive and a merchant who rarely saw his workers. He was concerned less with their welfare than with the cost of their ...
83: Langston Hughes And The Harlem
The Harlem Renaissance brought about many great changes. It was a time for expressing the African-American culture. Many famous people began their writing or gained their recognition during this time. The Harlem Renaissance took place during the 1920’s and 1930 ... Renaissance; things such as jazz and blues, poetry, dance, and musical theater. The African-American way of life became the “thing.” Many white people came to discover this newest art, dancing, music, and literature. The Great Migration of African-American people from the rural South to the North, and many into Harlem was the cause of this phenomenon. Harlem was originally a Dutch settlement. Harlem became one of the largest African- American communities in the United States, and during the Harlem Renaissance became a center for art and literature. Many great writers came about during this time, one of which was Langston Hughes. Hughes was born in 1902 with the name James Langston Hughes, and died in 1967. He lived most of his adult life ...
84: Great Expectations: Miss Havisham and Disengagement
Great Expectations: Miss Havisham and Disengagement Growing old is a process that every human must endure. People handle this phenomenon in their own unique way. There are three classical psychosocial theories of aging that examine the ... able to deal with the fact that old age is quickly approaching. A well known example of a person dealing with old age in negative ways is Charles Dickens’, Miss Havisham, in his 1879 classic, Great Expectations. Great Expectations is said to be one of Dickens’ best books. Not only because of his style, his thematic elements, or his plot structure, but also because of the detail he gives to each character. ...
85: Cinematography: Everything You Need To Know
... motor. An opening in the plate exposes the film frame only after the film has been positioned and has come to rest. The plate itself continues to rotate smoothly. Photographic materials must be manufactured with great precision. The perforations, or holes in the film, must be precisely positioned. The pitch--the distance from one hole to another--must be maintained by correct film storage. By the late 1920s, a sound-on ... major breakthrough when he decided to use George EASTMAN's celluloid film instead. Celluloid was tough but supple and could be manufactured in long rolls, making it an excellent medium for motion photography, which required great lengths of film. Between 1891 and 1895, Dickson shot many 15-second films using the Edison camera, or Kinetograph, but Edison decided against projecting the films for audiences--in part because the visual results were ... how rhythmic movement (the chase) and rhythmic editing could make cinema's treatment of time and space more exciting. American Film in the Silent Era (1903-1928) A most interesting primitive American film was The Great Train Robbery (1903), directed by Edwin S. PORTER of the Edison Company. This early western used much freer editing and camera work than usual to tell its story, which included bandits, a holdup, a ...
86: Depression 2
One of the most common mental disorders in the world today affecting up to 340 million people worldwide is depression. Imagine the entire student body of Upper Darby High School infected with the exact same disease. Depression is a common but complex disorder diversely affecting a variety of people with a multitude of symptoms. The disorder may be brought into affect due to a large number of causes. What can be done? There are numerous manners in which to treat this disorder spanning from medication to counseling to support groups. Although depression is one of the most treatable mental illnesses in the world, only about one half of all cases of depression are diagnosed and successfully treated. The most common symptoms of depression include low self- ...
87: Hitler
... seen. One day Adolf found some of his fathers' books. He found one about the War of 1870-1871 between the Germans and Indians. He became obsessed with this book. He thought this was a great event. Hitler said he then became interested in anything to do with war. He liked playing war and would play it with anyone, anytime. At this time Adolf was 11 and his little brother Edmund ... years, Hitler undertook a series of measures designed to rid Germany of its obligations under the Treaty of Versailles (imposed on Germany after World War I), restore the economy which had been devastated by the Great Depression, rearm the country, and acquire Lebensraum ("living space") for Germany. In Mein Kampf, he had written of the need for this "living space" which he said could only be acquired at the expense of ...
88: Clinical Depression A Disease Like Any Other.
Clinical Depression: a disease like any other. Clinical depression is defined as "a mood or emotional state that is marked by sadness, inactivity and a reduced ability to enjoy life"(2:21). Depression is very different from the blues that people feel at one time or another. It is an illness, the same way that cancer or diabetes are illnesses. Depression affects the entire body and not ...
89: FDR
The world has known many great leaders, especially in the post-Civil War era. Winston Churchill, Martin Luther King, Jr., and Harry Truman all rank with the most prominent leaders of all time. However, in my opinion President Franklin Roosevelt made the most difference out of anybody in this century. He began a new era in American history by ending the Great Depression that the country had succumbed to in 1929. Without him ending the Depression, who knows where this country could have gone? His social reforms gave most people a new perspective on government. Government was ...
90: The 1920's
... new trial because the motion was not timely. Both defendants were electrocuted in August, 1927 Two years later, Black Friday, October 24, 1929 signaled the end of one era and the beginning of another. The Great Depression had begun with the precipitous decline of the Dow-Jones averages for 65 stocks listed on the New York Stock Exchange which listed the stock of about 1,200 companies then. Excessive credit, not enough ... demands of foreign nations at war, filled its own needs effortlessly. This imbalance between American and European accounts was one of the precipitating causes of the Crash of 1929, and it persisted long after the Depression was over." Herbert Hoover, a Republican, was president from 1928 to 1933. He was unfairly blamed for the Great Depression. Unfortunately, he kept telling the public that "Prosperity was just around the corner," a ...

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