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The Culture of the 1990’s to 2001

Today, I was officially given the assignment to write about one of the lessons that was covered during this week. I couldn’t really decide what to write about, so I chose two things to write about. I chose to write about the 90’s and about something very important in 2001. I think that these, because they aren’t very far apart time-wise, are pretty much related. So, without any further adieu, let’s learn about the 90’s and 2001. (Just to put this out, this essay is more for a younger audience. However, if you were alive in the 90’s, please feel free to leave comments about any extra cool or fun facts about the 90’s.)

To start, the most important political change in the 90’s was the fall of the Soviet Union. This was pretty important because it pretty much marked the end of the Cold War, and it also meant that Russia would soon come into the picture as a world power. Now, the most important change inside of the U.S. in the 90’s was the Lewinsky Trial being reported by the magazine Newsweek. However, instead of publishing this article, they sat on it. They should have published it, because that could have been enough evidence to fully impeach President Clinton. However, because they sat on it, other magazines and reporters picked up the story but it didn’t have enough of an effect because the Clinton’s fought hard to cover it up.

To mark the beginning of the Computer Era, the Drudge Report was created. Today, there is a website called drudgereport.com/ which is basically news but online. So, instead of having so many left-wing news reporters and companies, which we still have, they introduced online news. However, this only really worked for a little while. Also, in order to make this all possible, computers and digital software became increasingly popular. However, they were not the same kind of computers that we have now, such as laptops and desktops. They had big bulky awkward computers that had green screens and the letters were blocky. These were pretty basic computers but, they were very powerful still. Actually, I learned that we have more powerful computers in our cell-phones, than scientists had when they sent men to the moon. So they had more power in the 90’s too.

The music of the 90’s was pretty diverse, it is pretty difficult to name the exact type of music that was the most popular, because they were all popular. So, I will list the three that I think were the most popular. The first was pop; the most popular groups of this genre include groups like Spice girls. Then there was Country, some people include Toby Keith and Kenny Chesney. Then there was Grunge. I think that the most popular of this genre is definitely Nirvana. I say this because they are popular, for teens, even now.

The most scary part of the 90s, for most people, was the Y2K scare. This was when everyone was worried that after December 31, 1999 the computers would malfunction and nothing would work anymore. This was very scary for people like my dad. Although, I think she was scared, my mom said that she wasn’t scared.

Since we have reached this point, I will now talk about September 11, 2001. Now, I know that most of you watch the memorials so you probably know all of this. However, I find it very important to reiterate this specific subject. So, for those of you who don’t know, on September 11, 2001 the terrorist group Al-Qaeda hijacked 4 planes and crashed them. Let’s talk about American Airlines flight 11. On flight 11, the terrorists hijacked the plane and flew it into the North Tower at the World Trade Center in New York City. The next flight hijacked was United Airlines flight 175 and this plane flew into the South Tower at the World Trade Center. These two towers fell down and took another building with it. There were about 8 towers  at the World Trade Center but only three of them fell. They were 1, 2, and 7. Nobody knows for sure why this building fell.

The next flight was American Airlines flight 77. This flight was hijacked and flew into the Pentagon. This killed 184 in that part of the facility. The next plane was United Airlines flight 93, which was hijacked but never reached its destination. This is because the passengers fought back against the terrorists and crashed the plane. Unfortunately nobody survived the crash. There are conspiracy theories about where the plane was headed. The most popular of which is, that it was headed to Washington D.C., however I think it was headed to the Statue of Liberty, as does my dad.

In conclusion, there some scary things that happened from 1990 to 2001. However, the scary things only made the U.S. stronger instead of weaker. This must have scared many people who were fighting against us, but that is good. Please like and subscribe for more from Homeschooled Hero!

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President Ronald Reagan

Hey guys, today I am writing about the 40th President Of The United States. Ronald Reagan is considered by a large majority of Conservatives and Republicans, to be one of the very best Presidents in the history of the United States.

As I was doing my research, I realized that the current President, Donald Trump, seems to be very similar to Ronald Reagan. Actually, the day that I wrote my rough draft, I learned that Trump passed a bill that was very similar to a bill that Reagan signed when he was President. I hope that you guys see the similarities as well, but if you don’t feel free to leave a comment explaining why you feel otherwise. So without further adieu, let’s learn about Ronald Reagan.

Let’s start with his birth, Reagan was born on February 6, 1911. He was born in Illinois. Some personality traits that people commonly attribute to Reagan include his optimistic faith, and the fact that he always saw the best in people. Before World War 2, Reagan had held the jobs of a lifeguard, a radio announcer, and an actor. Let’s start with the lifeguarding. When Reagan was a lifeguard, he would never get his suit wet unless he was saving somebody, as were the rules at the time. He would actually have a wooden log that he would put notch into every-time that he would save somebody. Historians say that he saved around 75 people.

Now let’s talk about his radio announcer job. When Reagan was a radio announcer, he wouldn’t actually watch the games like announcers do today. This is a little strange, but there would be people at the game who would send telegrams with play-by-plays that Reagan would read into the microphone. One time, the telegraph information just stopped coming in, so Reagan had to stall. He started saying that the batter hit a foul and kept hitting them, until 12 which he thought was just ridiculous. Then, the machine turned back on and Reagan filled the nation in on the actual play-by-play. That was pretty scary for them, but I bet that Reagan had some fun.

Reagan was the first president to be elected out of a non-political position. He was an actor. Many people know that much, but some people don’t know this. They don’t know that Reagan was actually the first of two presidents to have been divorced. (The second is Donald Trump) Reagan’s first wife was Jane Wyman, he actually had a daughter with Jane, and he had to explain to her why her parents were getting divorced. However, he didn’t understand very well (Neither did his daughter) so that didn’t work very well. The divorce was completed in 1949. Then, in 1952, Reagan met his next wife Nancy Reagan. When he met Nancy, he was a Democrat but as time went on, he became a Conservative Republican. He also became a life member of the NRA (National Rifle Association). Another strange but cool connection between Trump and Reagan is that they are both the two oldest people to be elected president.

Many people don’t know this, but Reagan was actually the oldest president to be elected, he was inaugurated at 69 but the next day he turned 70. This was true until Donald Trump was inaugurated. Many people also don’t know that Reagan’s mom died of Alzheimer’s disease. This is probably why Reagan died of the disease himself.

Reagan’s legacy as a president is important to know. His legacy is as a firm and unswerving leader, which restored faith in the presidency after two decades of weak presidents, until Bill Clinton. When Bill Clinton went into office then the presidency started to slip again. However now that we have Trump, the economy seems to be changing in the same ways that it did when Reagan was president.

In conclusion, Ronald Reagan is arguably one of the top 3 best presidents in the history of the United States. I hope that you saw similarities between Donald Trump and Ronald Reagan. Again, if you didn’t leave a comment why not, or write a blog post on it and link to me! I hope that you enjoyed this essay. Please like and subscribe for more from Homeschooled Hero!

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Presidents Harding and Coolidge

Hello, today I am writing a brief summary on the 29th and 30th presidents, Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. These two men are actually labeled very similar however, they should be opposites. What I mean by that is that Warren G. Harding, was involved in many scandals and many illegal operations. While that was Harding’s legacy, Coolidge, is labeled as a “weak” president. This is very inaccurate because Coolidge was a very good president, some may argue the best. I won’t that far as to say that he was the best, but I will say that he is amongst the best presidents in American history. Let’s delve into a short history of the legacies of Harding and Coolidge, and then maybe you can make some connections to today’s world.

Today we will begin with Harding, the 29th President of the United States. Harding was elected president from 1921 to 1923 following the first world war. As you can probably tell, this put a lot of pressure of Harding’s shoulders, seeing as though he had to bring the country out of the war. Harding might have done a better job than he did, but I highly doubt that, we will get into that later though. Harding originally pursued a career in Journalism, and working on newspapers. However in 1891, his wife convinced him to become involved in politics, instead of just a newspaper man. Harding then went on to serve in the elected position of Ohio State Senator. This was his very first elected, political, position he had ever held. When Harding was president, he was known as one of the worst presidents the U.S. had ever seen at that time, he still is.

One of the very worst scandals, when Harding was president was known as the Teapot Dome Scandal. This was basically where a federal Cabinet member stole government property and leased it illegally. Then, once it sold, instead of putting the leftover money into the Federal Reserve, he pocketed the money. This seriously hurt Harding’s already bad reputation.

After Harding had all of these bad scandals and illegal activities under his nose, and some that he was a part of, he suffered a stroke. The stroke didn’t kill him, but it did limit his ability to do much of anything. Then, later on, he died of a heart-attack. This is what killed him, and what allowed Calvin Coolidge to become the 30th president.

Coolidge was going to bed for the night when he received the news that Harding had died and he had become the President. Coolidge was the Vice President while Harding was the president.

Calvin Coolidge was born on Independence Day, and is the only President ever to be born on that day. If you read my other essays the other men died on Independence Day, not born. He was raised in the state of Vermont, but he moved to Massachusetts in order to get a college degree. Coolidge wanted to become a lawyer, however he didn’t have enough money to pay for such an expensive school. So, instead of going to Law School he apprenticed with a local law firm in order to learn law. This was an option for people who didn’t have sufficient funds to go to Law School. Anyways, he was then admitted to the Bar for Massachusetts.

Later on, Coolidge was elected Governor of Massachusetts. He then had to help deal with the Boston Police Strike of 1919. Now, he didn’t have to handle the situation all by himself, he didn’t even have to help. However, Coolidge decided to help, and he helped to man decisions that impressed many government officials. Since this impressed so many people, Coolidge became the Vice President to Warren G. Harding, before becoming President.

Coolidge was told that he was the president when he was going to bed. When he was told that, he got up got dressed and was inaugurated by his father. Well, the next day, he was inaugurated again but by someone other than his father. They did this because it needed to be public so that it wasn’t illegal.

Coolidge had policies that would get rid of banks that made bad deals and didn’t have funds anymore. He would steer more towards  the Conservative view -point instead of a Liberal. He was one of the best presidents in the history of America.

In conclusion, Harding and Coolidge were basically opposites. However they are not labeled as such. Coolidge may be considered a weak president, but he was one of the best, and although he left office just before the Great Depression, he still brought the economy to it’s peak before it fell. This is my brief summary of the terms of presidents Warren G. Harding and Calvin Coolidge. Please like and subscribe, and be ready for the next chapter preview of The Lost Brother, coming soon. Also, check out my YouTube channel for new videos every two weeks.

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