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July Essay Examples

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'July' by Fairfield Porter
July by Fairfield Porter The painting, July, captures a typical family day on a farm. With a very quick look, the average person, can only see four people sitting in chairs, but with a keen eye, one such person can find what the artist is trying to create. Fairfield Porter, the artist, chose the precise colo...
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A Lifetime of Preparation Did Not Prepare My Family for Our Annual 4th July Cup
A lifetime of preparation did not prepare my family for our annual 4th of July Cup. Every year my family gets together and has a big dinner on the 4th of July, and usually as the meal is being prepared, the men go outside and get a soccer game going. This year was no different. It started out just like all the other games w...
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The Importance of the Fourth of July in Childhood and Now
The Fourth of July As a child I remember fondly the Fourth of July, it was exciting and fun. I remember the anticipation of darkness; it was almost as much fun as the fireworks. Now I am an adult, and I struggle to enjoy the holiday. It seems that the Fourth of July as a child was fun and exciting, but as I grow older the...
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The Fourth of July in Atlantic City
There are many memorable, overwhelming and enthusiastic cities or places around the country. There are also many memorable cites and places on the 4th of July. But there is no other place like Atlantic City, New Jersey itself on that particular day. A small city filled with exciting games, wild parties, huge waves, fascinat...
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Fourth of July; The day when Americans had Independence
All men are created equal;they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson The Declaration of Independence is, to me, the founding document of America. It is what made America what it is and made Americans who they are...
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The History of France
France is a country that has been shaped by revolution. The 1848 revolution is very unique in that it was probably the least bloody of all the revolutions in French history. Like most, if not all, the regimes before it the July Monarchy was toppled in 1848 because it became illegitimate in the eyes of the public. In his boo...
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The Reason Behind the July Revolution in France in 19th Century
According to Colin Lucas a revolution is caused when "long term political causes combine with short term economic causes". In the context of the July Revolution, there had been both political dejection since 1820 and an economic recession that lasted from 1826-32, these "causes" meant that France was rip...
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A Short History of the Declaration of Independence
The Tests of the Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, one of Americas shining jewel. Created by the philoshophy of great minds, such as John Locke, and Jean Jacques Rousseau. How did it all play out in Americas history? The test of time had shown the Declaration its full potential...
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A Review of the Movie "Born on Fourth of July"
BORN ON FOURTH OF JULY "Born On The Fourth Of July" is an extremely realistic portrayal of one American's changing beliefs and faith in his country. Tom Cruise plays Ron Kovic, an excited young American ready to serve his country. After experiencing the war firsthand, Ron's views and feelings rega...
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The Fourth of July Deemed as a Mockery by African-Americans
In his speech, What to the Slave is the Fourth of July?, Frederick Douglass passionately argues that to the slave, and even to the freed African American, the Fourth of July is no more than a mockery of the grossest kind. Douglas uses many rhetorical strategies to convey his powerful emotions on the subject, and the end res...
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Personal Opinion on Holiday Celebration
Turn Back the Hands of Time There are several different holidays throughout the year, which are celebrated in a variety of ways. The holiday represents different things to different people cause of religion, culture, or family traditions. Although some people may not be able to be around family the remembrance does not...
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Man on the Moon, a Historical Achievement or a Fraud?
THE GREAT MOON HOAX On July 20, 1969 the first dusty footprints left by men on the moon were also indelible footprints left on the hearts and imaginations of the human race. No other adventure was shared by more people. No other quest has meant more to our species as a standard by which we measure our incredible...
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The Portrayal of the American Revolution in the Movie Patriot
Christopher Columbus in 1492 set sail to find a trade route to India from Europe. Instead, he unknowingly found what people would later name America. Over two hundred years later in the early 17th century the people of Britain made the decision to expand into this New World. Their colonies started out as small and neglected...
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Hypocrisy of American Slavery Unveiled in the Speech Made by Frederick Douglass in 1852
Fredrick Douglass The Hypocrisy of American Slavery "The white man's happiness cannot be purchased by the black man's misery." -Fredrick Douglass, The North Star His point was clear, all those years ago. As Fredrick Douglass presented his thoughts in front of the citizens of Rochester in 1852; they...
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A Critique of the Essay Fourth of July by Andre Lorde
Loss of Innocence The essay, Fourth of July, was written by an African American female by the name of Andre Lorde. She divides the essay into two parts: her excitement about her family summer trip to Washington, D.C., in 1947 and the transition point in her life when she grows up due to racism. During this period of his...
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An Analysis of the Fourth of July in the United States
What does V-Day, Memorial Day, or Fourth of July really mean to people today? To me it just meant another holiday or another day off from school. After watching the movie Saving Private Ryan, it made me change my thoughts and views of war. It made me realize what people went through so that the future of our country could l...
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A Biography of Fidel Castro, a Cuban Dictator
Fidel Castro Ruz was born on August 13, 1926, on his family's sugar plantation near Biran, Oriente province, Cuba. His father, originally an immigrant laborer from Galicia, Spain, became owner of a 23,000-acre As a boy, Castro worked in the family's sugar cane fields and at 6 years old convinced his parents to send...
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A Look at the Popular Music Men; Hazzan, Margaret & Robert
Hazzan, Margaret & Robert. The Music Men. Washington D.C., London: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1987. List of Illustrations, Preface, Notes, Index. In American towns across the nation during the nineteenth century were introduced to the pleasures of band music. Whether marching in a parade for the Fourth of July...
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An Introduction to the Founding of the United States
When the United States was founded, the founding fathers stated that all men were created equal. This has been, and continues to be not the case though. Since the United States started people have been discriminated against and not given a fair chance. From forbidding women to vote, to slavery, to limiting the number of cer...
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The Life and Influence of Fredrick Douglass
Frederick Douglass, who was born into slavery in Maryland, became the most famous of all black abolitionists in addition to being one of the greatest American orators of his day. After the Civil War, Douglass prevailed as a passionate spokesman for the rights of blacks and remained a believer that their problems were capabl...
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A History of the Changes that Happened in the Foreign Affairs of Soviet Union During Khushchev Time
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Like Stalin in the early 1920s Krushchev was not seen as an eventual leader in 1953 and 1954. In the early years his political opponents underestimated him and again in 1957, but he in turn was to underestimate the force of opposition in 1964.
An important area of change under Khushchev was foreign affairs. By the 1950s t...
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An Analysis of the Flee of Fidel Castro, A Cuban Revolutionary Who Mounted a Rebel Force Called the 26th of July Movement Against Batista
The year is 1959 and the place is Cuba. It is January 1st and Batista, the president of Cuba has just fled the country fearing Fidel Castro, a Cuban revolutionary who mounted a rebel force called the 26th of July Movement against Batista. Castro assumes power on the 16th of February and establishes a dictatorship.
So far, t...
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A Description of the First World War as the Product of Long-Standing Rivalries Rather Than a Badly Mismanaged Balkan Crisis
The First World War was the product of long-standing rivalries rather than a badly mismanaged Balkan Crisis because it was these rivalries that led to the Balkan Crisis. The Balkan Crisis may appear mismanaged because previous crises such as those in Morocco in 1905 and 1911 did not result in war. In the July Crisis Aust...
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A Description of the History of Fireworks and Its Origination
by far has been one of the most remarkable discoveries of this time. It has helped light up our fireworks on the Fourth of July, allowed us to use guns, and to make smoke. The history of is considered to be founded in Italy around the time of the thirteen hundreds. It was supposedly found by the Chinese during this time.Sho...
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An Analysis of Heat and July in the 87th Precinct by Ed McBain
McBain aims to lead the reader into the bleak litter-strewn environment of a crowded American slum with its inherent threat of violence. Two dominating forces, Heat and July, established in the first two words, emerge as double personifications, prostitutes, in the first paragraph, their brazen ‘vengeance’, strutting insole...
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