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  • Muckrakers - 1,885 words
    Muckrakers Muckraking was a powerful journalistic force, whose supporters made it become so. Muckraking was the practice of writers and critics exposing corrupt politicians and business practices. President Theodore Roosevelt made the term muck-raker popular. He once said The man with the muck-rake, the man who could look no way but downward with the muck-rake in his hands; who was offered a celestial crown for his muckrake, but who would neither look up nor regard the crown he was offered, but continued to rake himself the filth of the floor. Some, like Roosevelt viewed methods of muckrakers such as Ida Tarbell, Ray S. Baker, Lincoln Steffens, and Upton Sinclair as these types of people. Ot ...
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  • Normative Behavior - 1,021 words
    Normative Behavior Is individual behavior truly a formation and development of individual concepts or is it simply a conglomeration of normative behavior expectations? It is a question wrought with complex variables. Many scientists, both social and physical would agree that behavior is developed by environmental expression as well as genetic factors. Unfortunately, this is the junction where their union begins to disjoint. Some argue that socially expected behavior drives the behavior of an individual, while others may hold that individual expression is just that, unique and characterized by self-introspection. However, others take hold of the viewpoint that behavior is developed through bo ...
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  • Thesis : The United States Didnt Want To Get Involved In The Spanishamerican War, But Was Dragged - 1,455 words
    THESIS : " The United States didnt want to get involved in the Spanish-American War, but was dragged into it due to yellow journalism, they wanted to control the seas, and wanted complete control over Cuba." The Spanish-American War - "The Splendid Little War" Pia DeAngelis Mr. Fishman Period 7 For 113 days during the summer of 1898, the United States was at war with Spain. Neither the president of the United States, nor his cabinet, nor the the queen of Spain, nor her ministers wanted the war wanted the war. It happened eventhough they made their best efforts to prevent it. It happened because of ambition, miscalculation, and stupidity; and it happened because of kindness, wit, and resource ...
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  • William Hearst - 1,237 words
    William Hearst INTRODUCTION American journalism and mass media were both profoundly influenced by a very dominating figure. In the last decade of the 19th century up until the end of the first half of the 20th century, William Randolph Hearst was a mega-force to be reckoned with. Hearst was a famous American publisher who built up the nation's largest chain of newspapers. He was also a political figure and one of the leading figures during the Spanish-American War period. In his newspapers, he introduced a sensational journalistic style of writing and spent millions of dollars to fascinate and captivate readers. This kind of journalism was described by critics as "Yellow Journalism." During ...
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  • William Hearst - 1,243 words
    ... helped form what is now an international operation known as Hearst Magazines. He later produced other magazines such as the Cosmopolitan, Harper's Bazaar, Town and Country, House Beautiful and Good Housekeeping. Hearst continued his interests in communications and his company was the first print-media company to enter the radio broadcasting business in the 1920s. He was a major producer of movie newsreels and started the legendary newsreel production company, Hearst Metrotone News in 1929. Then in the 1940s, he entered the television business. At the peak of his fortune in 1935, he owned twenty-eight major newspapers, eighteen magazines, several radio stations, movie production companies ...
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  • William Mckinley - 1,189 words
    ... 96, the Republicans again supported McKinley and he was nominated as the Republican presidential contender with Garret Hobart, a New Jersey senator, as his running mate. The Democratic opponents were William Jennings Bryan, a great orator from Nebraska, whose running mate was Arthur Sewall, a wealthy Maine shipbuilder. McKinleys platform was based on the protective tariff and the gold standard, which became the main issue of the campaign. Bryan favored an unlimited number of silver coins being made to increase the nations money supply. He attracted national attention at the Democratic National Convention with his cross of gold speech. Bryan traveled all over the country, traveling 18,000 ...
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