Month: July 2018 (Page 1 of 2)

Copland’s Appalachian Spring

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Describe the plot and music of Copland’s Appalachian Spring and one other piece that you find most interesting. Explain how the piece exemplifies 20th Century style and explain why it appealed to you. Additionally, discuss three concepts or insights in music that you find interesting and why. Continue reading

When to Abolish the Government

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The Declaration of Independence contends that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of individual life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it. Under what circumstances, if any, would you personally exercise this right? Specifically, what conditions would have to prevail for you to act to alter or abolish your form of government? Continue reading

The Significance of Dred Scott’s Decision

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Perhaps no decade in the history of the United States has been so filled with tense and crucial moments as the ten years leading to the Civil War, and closely connected with most of these crises was the problem of slavery. Enslaved husband and father to Dred Scott claimed in a lawsuit that he lived in the Illinois and Wisconsin Territory at Fort Snelling and rightfully should be considered a free man. His case was tangled in courts for over ten years before making its way to the Supreme Court. Continue reading

A Reaction to The Alchemist

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Write a well-developed book report detailing your reaction to The Alchemist: a book in which  Paul Coelho combines magic, mysticism, wisdom, and wonder into an inspiring tale of self-discovery. It should be clear from your report that you read the entire book. Do not write a plot summary. Did you enjoy the book? Why or why not? What was the best part of the book? Why? Continue reading

The 5 Warning Sign of an Evil Religion

 

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Write a reflective essay on the five warning signs that show that a religion is becoming evil. The signs include absolute truth claims, blind obedience, establishing the “Ideal” time, the end justifies any means mentality, and declaring a holy war. Write a short paragraph for each one of these and give an example for each. Continue reading

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