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  • Elmer And Frank Shallard
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    Elmer Gantry, the Terwillinger College president and a star football player, is continually enticed by many temptations including girls, alcohol and cigarettes. One day, when he travels with his friend Jim Lefferts to a near-by town, he drunkenly stands up for Eddie Fi slinger, the Y.M.C.A. president, and his religious preaching. Inspired by the statements made by Elmer that defend religion; Eddie incessantly attempts to persuade Elmer to convert. When Judson Roberts, a former college football s...
  • Ponyboy And Dallas Rush To The Hospital
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    'The Outsiders' is a story that deals with a conflict between two gangs, the 'Greasers' from the East Side of town and the 'Socs' from the east-side of town. This is a story that is told in the first person. Ponyboy Curtis is the one telling the story. Here is a summary of the story. Ponyboy has a dispute with his brother Darry and ends up running away to the park with Johnnycake. There, Ponyboy and Johnnycake get into a fight with Randy, Bob, and three other members of the Socs. The Socs try to...
  • Town Of Pullman
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    The Town of Pullman: Success or Failure? The invention of the railroad was probably the most important occurrence in the nineteenth century. The United States became a unified front and interstate travel become safe, cheap and efficient. Industries related to the railroad began to prosper, fueling much of the American economy. Entrepreneurs quickly began to take advantage of this boom and thus "American Big Business" was born. George Pullman was one of the many prominent tycoons of this "Railroa...
  • Step Of The Church
    561 words
    Creative Story: Joseph I remember back in a church I used to live in this kid named Joseph. The year was, oh, I say 1935-36. He was such a delightful laid back kid when I first met him, He was always by himself playing jumping jacks and other games in which he could play by himself. He did not have to play by himself but he would for some reason always reject our offers that myself and the other kids the remade to him. We would ask him if he would want to play tag or hide-and-go-seek but it was ...
  • Minister Of The Town And The Church
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    The Crucible Many years ago, the culture and atmosphere was amazingly different. The expectations of people and communities are extremely high. During the Puritan times, many laws and regulations existed pertaining to government, religion, and witchcraft. In the play, The Crucible, by Arthur Miller, the one word that best describes the Puritan beliefs and the community structure is strict. The Puritan government during the time of this play is a theocracy-a government of God, run by the town's m...
  • People In The Town Of Solvang
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    Uncovering History in our own Backyard Dr. Solberg has his own stamp on discovering American history. He has had a long interest in the ordinary person and was quoted as saying "People that carry history are a needed part of our past". He did his doctorates on diaries from the 18th century. And has sent much of his time studying letters sent to Norway during the 1930's and 1940's. Dr. Solberg started the lecture by asking Olle and Marie Mell in to stand up in the audience they are both in the Am...
  • Code Of Honor And Virginity
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    In the novel, Chronicle of a Death Foretold by, Gabriel Marguez, the characters lack individualization and the communal values determine the events of the town. The characters in this novel only watch what happens but never try to stop it. The character's thought that nothing evil could happen when the bishop was coming to their town. Therefore they never believed all the threats that were made toward the main character, Nasr Santiago. The communal values evolve around religious events, having f...
  • Cathedrals
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    Cathedrals were not just built for fun. They had been built for special reasons. That is what makes the cathedral so important. I will discuss some of these things. Cathedrals are big churches. They are also perish churches. That means it is the local church. The church is so big because it is for the bishop. The bishop is like the owner of the cathedral and runs it. The church can be an administrative center. That is called the dioceses. The church is also helpful to visitors. It is a spiritual...
  • Leaders Of The 12th Century
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    At the end of the 11th century many advances had occurred, scholastically, philosophically, and socially. Though these advances appear relatively minor by today fs standards, they changed the face of the medieval world. These advances, spearheaded by strong leadership, produced a vitality and growth for the coming century. Throughout all history, strong leadership played a key role in all civilizations f advancement. The 12th century had an abundance of energetic, innovative, and inspired leader...
  • Town Of Salem
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    As we walked down the shady streets of Old Salem, we were able to experience that feeling of going back in time. Old Salem has been preserved just as the town father's planned the original space. The recreation of the town was amazing. There are people who are dressed from that time period and act out how things would have been during their time. There is a bakery, where you can taste all of the wonderful cakes that are still cooked in the original brick oven. The original town was built to teac...
  • Port Royal Students
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    Pam Morris' article, Supplementary Reading for Unit X: field work / Project work postulated the view that, "Surrounding the school is a powerful learning environment - the community. And, there is always some intended learning that will be facilitated by taking advantage of the environment". Armstrong (1980) noted that, "the community is really a laboratory for the Social Studies. As such, students can obtain practice in gathering information, analyzing their data, generating tentative conclusio...

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