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Andy’s Character Development

Recently I finished a book called Tears of a Tiger, by Sharon Draper. In the book, one of the main characters, Andy, was drunk and got into a car crash, killing his friend Rob. The major theme of this book was Andy’s guilt and how he dealt with this tragedy.

 

Andy is like many young people today. He can be dumb and he can be irresponsible, but he can also feel guilty. He was the cause of the death of one of his best friends, which is the irresponsible and dumb part. What happened after caused the guilt.

 

Andy is different than most teens because he became depressed after his friend was killed. While I know there are many depressed teens out there, which is awful, the average teen is not. Andy’s personality in the book went from having a good time with his friends to being depressed and eventually killing himself. Obviously, this is a very drastic change.

Andy changed a lot throughout the course of the novel. As stated before, he was happy and having a good time with his friends. He later becomes depressed because of his huge mistake. This sounds like a normal teen’s feelings if this ended up happening to that “normal teen”. Overall, Andy’s character development goes from 100 to 0 real quick.

Check Your Tech!

In Jamestown, life was different in many ways, but I think mostly, it was different because of the technology we use(d). Jamestown was a small colony, but used their resources to live. Now, you are probablyimage wondering,”How did the colonists in Jamestown use technology?” My answer to that question is: Technology has come a long way.

Technology isn’t all wires and electronics. The real definition of technology, is anything that makes life easier. Back in Jamestown, they had tools to help them survive, like wringers, corn grinders, boats, guns, chamber pots, scrubbing boards etc.

imageNow technology is way different. People of the 21st century think about electronics, Apple products, wires, and cars when they hear the word technology. Now, technology is used mostly for communication, entertainment, networking, marketing, and information. Although it is not the only definition, it still is one, and one we use almost everyday.

As you have read, there has been a HUGE difference in technology throughout the years. It is so different now, and in my opinion it’s for the better. Technology HAS come a long way, and now you know how, why, and when it all started.

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Woman Make the Sun Shine Bright~ Anonymous

Why should woman be in the house of burgesses? Woman should have their rights, just like men, I mean, we are people too! Now a-days, woman have their rights. They can vote, they can work, in conservative synagogues they can have an Aliyah to the Torah, and this hasn’t happened yet, but they can even be president! Why did it take so long to let them in? Knowing woman are able to do this now, think back in the olden days, back when woman didn’t have their rights. Was this fair the way they treated them? Woman should be able to attend the house of burgesses’s meetings, because they are more mature, and are great learners. Nobody knew that then, because they weren’t willing to try. This is my opinion to why woman should have been able to attend the house of burgesses’s meetings. What do you think?

Everyone of District 12, Come for the Reaping!

Have you ever thought about being president? If so, you have much to think and learn about. Within this essay, you will learn about different variables you need to become a president, and how hard it really is. Facts like, “I will change this country,” won’t get you anywhere. You need to have experience, knowledge, and be thinking about the future.

To start with, you have to be within the strict requirements. One requirement is that you have to be at least thirty-five years old to run. Nobody wants a five year old running for president. Another requirement is you have to be born in the United States of America. Even if you were born in the United Kingdom, lived there for a month, and moved to the United States and lived there the rest of your life, you still can’t run. The last requirement is that you have to have lived in the United States for at least fourteen years. This prevents a five year old becoming president, but it goes the same way for this: If you were born in the United States, lived there for two years, moved to the United Kingdom, moved back to the United States, live there for five years, then decide to become president, you can’t, because you have to have lived in the United States for fourteen years.

Next, there are the Conventions, in which members of the convention vote for who they want to become president in their political party. Barack Obama is a Democrat, and Mitt Romney is a Republican, therefore the people in the conventions voted them to be the main candidates. This year, Obama is running again, so he is automatically a main candidate, but Romney had to go through the steps of becoming one. Conventions are meets that are held every four years, the summer before the new president is elected. The convention is not the first vote; it’s the second vote, in which the people attending these meets will convey. Here, the elected candidates announce their Vice Presidents, which is important for people to know, voting wise. If someone likes the candidate, but disliked the Vice President’s idea for the country, that could end up changing their vote, because technically, if something happens to the president, the job gets handed over right away to the Vice President, and the kingdom is theirs to run.

The next step is the election. Every four years the election is held on a different date. This election, is on November 6, 2012. The election is the time for citizens of the United States to vote for the candidate of their choice to become president. As you see, it all comes together.

Lastly, is the electoral college. This stage is not a college; it’s the way presidents are elected fairly. As you see, it would not be fair for presidents to be voted based off the popular vote. All votes get counted for your state, and that state’s electoral voter, who represents a candidate. It would not be fair this way, because some states have bigger populations, so there would be too many. In the United States, there are about 538 electoral votes. That means that there are 538 electoral voters in the United States. When each electoral voter votes, this means a lot because these votes are immediately counted. Each candidate must have at least 270 electoral votes to become president. If they don’t have that many, there is a recount, just to be sure. This event takes place the second Wednesday of December.

Now what are you thinking? Still want to be president? As you see, this is a hard task to accomplish. This means you have to go through the five steps listed, plus more. If you are thinking about being president, think again. Think about what YOU have to do. It’s a lot to do, but if you believe you’re up for it, go for it.