Wednesday, April 15, 2009


This essay was basically about a person who had a father that alcoholic and that effected his life. The story reinforce high alcoholism in the united states and which is challenge alcohol all together. Sanders mostly writes to aboved the dark that he is trying escape. He had his first drive atthe age of twenty two and had only half of glass. He always tried to stay away from parties. seems as if his father left a burden in him that is even scared to see alcohol.

hi, mike how are you doing to day?

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Hurricane Island and New England are coasts many problems as for source, and signal phrases. Nick, Taylor wrote about many W.PA projects in his book. American-Made, according to Taylor the Hurricane, “An editorial lauded the role of an admirably organized meteorological service in informing the world the about the approach” (Taylors 375). That is times many people are lost they property and they are lost treasures money in the States of the Long Island and New England. They are taking upon many lost lives of the Human being and there are lost very thing they have like, House, car, all of them.
There are simplify themselves, according Web site in essay the Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans are coast many problems houses, building, and all construction of the Cities that state and neighbors states. The New Oreland Historical society has a website that tells the story of Hurricane New Oreland project in state. According to this source, the Hurricane of the New Orland says, according to web site, Being an old port city, we have the original influence of the French, Spanish, and African-American that were here original” (judy walker -1) this is very bad any time and very years according to weather in very years.


It was really surprise when the Hurricane happened because the weather forecasters pronounced that the weather is good and people were enjoying lingering and enjoying during their warm seasonal, but unfortunately it was really bad Hurricane as it squeezed between two high-pressure systems of going at sixty mile an hour in south of Atlantic. The condition was too bad and it was getting worse as many people lost their home as the Hurricane reached Connecticut, Rhode island, and Massachusetts with no warning because there no communication as the Hurricane destroyed all the wires of phones, Radio and computers so people couldn’t pass to each other and effected and destroyed all the properties of the Society. The assistance of fire chief said “some of the houses just blew up like feathers.”
Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the economy and infrastructure, because people lose their lives, homes and properties so absolutely it made reduces the
Many different states represent an immediate concern to commercial enterprises,
Such as the policy .Understanding the severity of the damages
And the magnitude of the recovery efforts is important for both private and public
Decision makers and deploying resources in the affected area of making better to insist by given hand and I think that really good activity of Humine rights.

journal 8

the most interesting ideas that i found in the chapter was that the hurricane faced in the country while there was a lot of problem the country like economic cisises. so there were a lot people died and others lost theri homes also in page "382" says there were 260 dead in phone island with the body counting still rising and 10,000 homes had been destoryed or damaged but soon the WPA exist that time during roosevelt's terms were answered the hurricane and helped the people to rebuilt the regions and the cities spending about $25 million for almost most homes in the states that grapped the hurricane.
in page "376" i found some interesting that says "one man drowned when he tried to swim from a swamped car near the queens water front at whitestone landing and two more were lost at Trogs Neck in the Bronx after rescuing residents from the rising water of long Island sound.

joournal 8

The most important thing is that WPA could spend $25 million rebuild the region and all damages the Hurricane Katrina and WPA in their fast-moving to cleanup roads, inside city, even the water that people needs and it seems that is most interesting fact that WPA proved On August 28th, 2005, Hurricane Katrina hit the southern states of the United States with devastating effect and destroyed. It was killed that more than 1,800 people and more than $81 billion dollars in damages occurred. As a result, efforts to assist those affected by Hurricane Katrina still continue, as those affected by the terrible hurricane continue to work to regain the health and livelihood that they had before the storm. The resources below provide access to historical information related to the event that American people faced. So basically if there is no WPA I thing the government cannot solve alone the effected of the public.

hurricanes from berky

I think the most interesting idea in the reading is how some US citizens including WPA workers cleaned up the floods help thier fellow citizens after the hurricane disappeared. "The WPA, along with the Coastal Guard, the and navy, the CCC, and Red Cross, had feild agents headed to long Island and New England" (Taylor 379). WPA's workers and help the New England residents by restorations any necessary public facilities and roads."By Thursday night WPA and other lobarers were filling sandbags and loading them into trucks"(Taylor 380). This Idea is really awesome because if the citizens in any given nation don't help each other during a disasterous times, they would surely suffer.

In contrast, to residents in Lousianna which hit by Hurricane Katrinna, didn't recieve enough assistance. This hurricane form over Gulf of Mexica and strengthen rapidly 3 category when it land falls in eastsouth in Lousiana. Hurricanes is one of the deadliest and costliest hurricane ever in the history in the US. "At least 1,836 people lost their lives in the actual hurricane and in the subsequent floods, making it the deadliest U.S. hurricane since the 1928 Okeechobee Hurricane"(Wikipedea). More than one million persons had fled from Lousiann state specially New Orleans. Federal Government did'nt act swifly and so little work has done to evacute the resident.

Interesting Fact about Hurricane Katrina by Abdulwasi

Hurrican is listed as the third deadliest hurricans in American history killing more than 800 people and flooding the majority part of the New Orlean city.

Journal 8 The Hurricane

The unexpected disaster that struck the coastal residents reminded me of what happen to New Orleans people back in 2005. The only difference was that New Orlean residents had being warned but were ignorant to leave. There was no warning whatsoever in this case and it hit everyone by surprise. Sixty-five-mile-an-hour winds tore through everything in their path including homes, cars, trains and boats. It took the lives of rich and poor alike. The seven children that drowned when the wave swept their school bus were really sad. The interesting thing was the WPA-built seawalls along coastal beaches withstood the storm. Their (WPA) hard work and effort that they put in to some of their structures possibly saved lives.

On the other hand, Hurricane Katrina was far more severe and caused more damage. According to Wikipedia, Katrina precipitated the worst engineering disaster in the history of the United States. Knowing how advanced we are in technology and structural engineering; this was really interesting to know. These two Hurricanes were similar in causing damage and catching people by surprise. In conclusion, this was a heart breaking moment knowing how anything can change from a clear breezy day to a gloomy dark aftermath

Journal 8 : Hurricane

This chapter is about the hurricane that occured in the north eastern coast of the U.S, by New York and Rhode Island area. The hurricane was really terrible, the winds traveled at a huge speed, its went from fouty mile to ninty miles per hour in less than two hours. It killed hundreds of people, and about ten thousand loose their homes. Its shocking to know that hurricanes can reach up to the north eastern coast, I thought that hurricanes only affects the gulf coast region.

Hurricane Katrina was the sixth strongest overall hurricanes, concidered to be the most costly and the fifth deadliest hurricane. eighty percent of the state was flooded. Katrina caused the deadliest natural disaster in the us, it causes over 1,800 death. Compared to the one in long island , Katrina is way much worst.

Journal Eight by Abdulwasi

The Hurricane was a devastating event for all the people who lived in the area at the time. It killed a lot of people as well as destroying what ever got in its way. However, I liked the role of WPA at the time. It helped keep the dam from collapsing. The dams protected several people and properties worth more than $100.000 as well. WPA showing up and help fight the storm was the most positive and patriotic thing they have done especially at the time of the economic crises. Not only the WPA did prevent the dam from destroying, they also helped rebuild the cities that were destroyed by the hurricane.

Hurricane Katrina fact

The most interesting fact to me was that Hurricane Katrina was one of the five deadliest hurricanes in history, and sixth strongest of them all!!!!!!

Hurricane Katrina

Hurricane Katrina happened in the year of 2005 Atlantic hurricane season was one of the five deadliest and worrest hurricane in the history of the United States.

Hurricane katrine began in August of 2005 for four different states in the United States such as Southern Florida, Gulf of mexico, Texas and Southeast of Louisiana. this hurricane caused a lot of deaths and flooding in Florida before turning in the Gulf of Mexico. Then the storm reached in southeast Louisiana in August 29 which was the one that has caused severe destruction along the Gulf coast from central Florida to Texas, much of it due to the storm surge. The most severe loss of life and property damage occurred in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Today there are still people fled the hurricane katrina displaced residents in Mississippi and Louisiana are still living in other states those who does't have any home to live or go back because of the floods destroyed everything they had .

Journal # 8

It was a really horrible hurricane!!! Again so many people died, and a lot of homes were destroyed. Two hundred and sixty people were dead, and 10,000 homes had been destroyed in Rhode Island alone. it meant that more and more people became homless. The most surprising was passage was on page 376, last chapter. There people were on the beach glancing along the shoreline. They saw a fog, but then realized that it was a huge wave coming. It was too late to run. Remindes me of a big tsunami that happend four or five years ago in Thailand, where millions of people were injured, and thousands died.


The hurricane that occurred in New England was very dangerous and destroyed a lot of ground. The hurricane had gone so many amounts of days and kept going reaching other states going from forty miles an hour to almost ninety miles an hour. It had killed several amounts of people. Hurricane Katrina was very sever hurricane that it made the history of the worst hurricane in the United States which occurred in a lot of states but most of all effected New Orleans that most. This hurricane had killed a lot of people and destroyed a lot of homes. So many people have been reported lost and still are. The city it has destroyed had become just one big flood. Until know there are people that are without homes and some that live in trails three years after this hurricane attacked.
chapter 9 in the book American-Made was about a hurricane that moved up the side of the east coast and hit the New England states like Rhode island and New York and Massachusetts. the one thing that i was able to take away from this is a relating topic to what i have learned in economics. my teacher in their says that one bad thing can lead to many food things like the hurricane this was able to provide work for 100,000 people with work and more to come. other examples that were given were like divorces, jobs that would come out of this would be like your attorney the judge and other participants that are used in the financial process. it was also an eye opener just to see the stats and the toll that it took on just a few states. the only thing in life time that is relate able is hurricane Katrina. by only hearing about is it seems to just go in and out but to see the information on paper it really opens your eyes to how your day to day life is can be affected. to put the two hurricanes side by side the numbers would be 1,836 lost their lives in Katrina and in 1938's hurricane 682 were lost and 1,700 were injured. also their is the cost of each Katrina cost was 81.2 billion dollars and the hurricane in the book cost only 100 million.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Journal seven

If I discuss little bit about in chapter 14 says “layoffs and protests”

In 1936 There were a massive economic crisis than ever in 1933 when unemployment had fallen from 24.7 percent to below 17 percent so president Roosevelt made his first cut in July of WPA budget by 25 percent and federal one by third so most of the art projects were laid off and revived pink slips for different states such as New York Chicago and san Francisco.

A lot of protests worked out and responded to the laid off with a serious disruptive they took over the headquarter of the art projects for more than 200 protests pushing the chairs and the desks at the door at eight floor to keep police from entering also cut the phone wireless then the police arrived some were arrested after they fought


Actually when I go through and read all the chapters, I got the most important that I interested me. When Fleming who was black active man looking for a part time job to get pay all his needs about concern house hold and many black people were live in poverty they couldn’t even get their diets .he took decision how he can focus on and solve those problems as he explained one of his friend who used to live with him. Fleming was really feeling as he told to his friend and persuaded what he believed about the unbalanced administration. He surveyed the economic and racial because the black people didn’t have confidence at that time so they hated each other of resist cal fells, but really it was not that problem for Americans beside the economy. However, it was really good tried that were made by Eleanor Roosevelt to bring down the racial tension between the white and black. One quote explains that well and that is, " the black people liked Eleanor Roosevelt for her progressive racial views and made meeting both black and white people that invitation was that blacks regularly to the White House." this quotes explains how the Eleanor was trying hard to show that blacks had the same values as the white by inviting them to the White House.

Monday, February 23, 2009

journal six

Nick Taylor is talking about researcher of the Thomas C. Fleming. The Fleming is a young man in college student in Berkeley, California. He is talkative man, bright man, and stocky. So, Taylor is adding in Blackman, too. He is working on Pacific Railroads in the Southside and he is making a month $72. When he is twenty-two years old at that time, he is graduated in High school. Then, he is moving San Francisco Bay. And he is getting hired worked in the railroads. Taylor wrote and he said, “How blacks were the group hardest hit by the depression. They talked about the riots that had torn apart Harlem in New York” Taylor 300pg. Taylor is describe this man, he is good man. He is good researches and good read always in the society, he is good working in this job and any time.

Journal Seven by Abdulwasi

The Fleming story was an interesting one that captured my attention. Fleming was a black man looking for a part time job to pay for his tuition and his bills. The discussion he had with his roommates about the racial tension and the impact of it was another problem for Americans beside the economy. However, the attempts that were made by Eleanor Roosevelt to bring down the racial tension between the white and black. One quote explains that well and that is, "They like Eleanor Roosevelt for her progressive racial views and for inviting blacks regularly to the White House."(300) This quotes explains how the Eleanor was trying hard to show that blacks had the same values as the white by inviting them to the White House.


In the beginning of this chapter, my mood was set about what it was going to be about. Many of the people like Thomas Fleming had jobs and were living good. They never thought anything would go wrong until the markets crashed. Everyone was devistated. No jobs and no money. There was only one option, the WPA. Many seeked relief from the depression as it swept across the country leaving a path of distruction.

journal seven

I thought chapter eleven ONE NATION, ONE PLAY was the most interesting thing on the reading. This play it can't happen here was published by Sinclair Lewis and it was ati-fascist play. Especially, Germany and Italy had fascist dictators and some of the U.S individuals attempt to establsih fascism regimes in the U.S. alot of people like this play and most the nation was interesting eagerly. Hallie Flanagan later says, "Who thought up this idea , anyway. The idea was that in eighten cities nationwide" Eighten cities is a big number. therefore, I could not think any other play would be so interesting.
journal seven is a response to chapters 10 to 14. the most responsive chapter i came up with is number 14. the title is layoffs and protests, and in the second paragraph Nick Taylor writes "by 1936 the massive spending that had characterized the new deal since its launch in 1933 had eased the economic crises but no erased it." as anyone should have seen this coming that the new deal plan had to run out of money sooner or later would have to confront the problem of lack of money and the need to lay off workers. which is ironically cause that was the reason the deal was started, to employee people not fire them. then later on in the reading it comes to mention that Roosevelt had to cut the WPA by 25 percent one Federal One by a third. then it talked about the layoffs and how 2,000 arts workers received pink slips in just new york alone. odiously this is the beginning of the end for the new deal, as it slowly starts to close its doors. they are starting to turn people away.

Journal 7 Konstantin Gorodnov

In today's reading I thought that chapter 13, "The American Guides: Idaho Versus Washington, D.C." was very interesting. In this chapter the author talks about the start of the Guide project by the WPA. And it also talks about the competition between Alsberg, who was the head of the Washington, D.C. guide, and Fisher, who was the head of Idaho guide. Fisher had all the odds against him, because he didn't have enough people working for him. He also did not have any workspace, so he ended up doing the most of the work himself. But in the end, against all the odds Fisher finished first. I think that showed how determined Fisher was, because he did most of the work on the guide by himself.

Journal 7

The most interesting chapter to me was "The American Guides: Idaho Versus Washington, D.C." It was really funny how Alsberg and Fisher were competeng whose guide will be published first. The quote that I liked is on page 313-314 last paragraph, when Alberg sent and editor to Idaho to revise Fisher's guide. Editor did not like his guide and Fisher decided to offer him some liquor, and when he was drunk Fisher took him to a train station and sent him back. it is of coarse understandable why they were competeng. If Idaho was first state to publish a guide then it would get fame first, and every Sate will decided to follow its guide for writing their own.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

journal five

In my ideas if I talk about the most interesting of an artist is largely realized how they greeted in commercial the society, because the most of the people did not have the jobs. When this projects funding the government it seems to solve the problems, the job increasing t and the economy grow up that was the really interesting of this arts projects. If I explain what I understanding in the arts, arts is the one of the most interesting. Is a good projects that people needs at that time and I say that is good ideas and I say the one how funding is smart guy.
Yes! It’s the important to give children and every Americans this opportunity, because the most of the people did not have jobs and most they where straggling to funding day life or their life’s low life. So when artist came the most of the people where funding jobs also the children got easy jobs

journal six

If I discuss little bit about the art, we learned so many different things since we started learning about how the arts began and speared out the whole nation.
The most interesting of art to me is that the theater projects because the artists began to show up in the theaters in the first time in the history to allow people such as students in high schools and colleges to entertain these shows something different and also advertise for the business products and it was really good though, also it was really cheaper and everybody could afford to pay that money which was less very cheaper to compare right now.
The art provided to society for painting value and it is very important to give children and everybody Americans an opportunity to learn about the painting or create art because painting plays big role in the society and helps everybody to provide or draw and paint for his own skills by just watching or even thinking about it, so if we will not know how to do painting we will not be able to draw or create something to using our own knowledge , also will not be able to produce or develop something that we use now and really very important rule for human life.
In this case, the society able to provide painting that is very attract full and makes beautiful for the Businesses, Magazines, and Museums.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

jornal five from ab

if i explain little bit about the quote of page 248 says "thier usefulness has been widely doubted" and what that means is that the news papers were against the money that the goverrnment were paying the artists and the workers especially at new york times and said the money were spending in artists was unusefull and needed to be spend some thing else such as building roads and creating other things

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Journal Five

I was very dissappointed to read that for the people art was nothing. Especially when so many newspapers wrote that it was "boondoggling". If I were a newspaper reporter, I would think first before I write, because writing is an art and creativity also. Newspaper reporter is an artist as all other artists, only in a different field. I was very happy to read that art wasn't left behind, and at least 25 percent of WPA budget was spent on it. I liked Flanagan quote, "The thetre is more than a private enterprise; it is also a public interest which, properly fostered, might come to be social and educative force."

What are the Fragments?

What are the Fragments?
When was I started a school, I have this problem, but right now 50%. I knew my problem and I knew what I want to do in my sentence like subjective and verb, too. Even, last quarter I had this problem, I say to your men and women in my classmen are carefully these problems. A sentence fragment is an incomplete thought, or I can say, some thing may be missing verb and subjective, between though from the word group, it may simple be an incompletes thought, the fragments generally result from any one of two cases.
1- Luck of a subject
Shako planned her trip to America for a year. And religiously deposited ten percent of the earnings toward that goal

The second half of the example is a fragment, because the subject is missing.

CORRECTION, Shoko planned her trip to America for a year and religiously deposited ten percent of the earning toward that goal.
Denise planning to body-sit for her older sister.
This is a fragment because part of the verb is missing.
CORRECTTION- Denise is planning to body-sit for her older sister.
I reviewed my notes thoroughly. Before I took my math test.
The second half of the example is a fragment because it is an incomplete thought- even though it has a subject (I) and a verb (took). The fragment is broken off from the previous sentence.
Correction- I review my note thoroughly before I took my math test.

Common verbs that have stative meaning

Common verbs that have stative meaning, a verb such as taste has a stating meaning, but also a progressive meaning, in tasting describes the action of the chef putting something in his his/her mouth and actively testing its flavor progressive. In tastes describes the person’s the person awareness of the quality of the food,

Mental state- Know believe imagine want
Realize feel double desire
Understand suppose remember mean
Recognize think forget
Emotional state- love hate mind astonish
Like dislike care amaze
Appreciate fear surprise
Please envy
Possession possess have own belong

Sense Perceptions- taste hear see
Smell feel
Other existing stative- seem cost be consist of
Look owe exist contain
Appear weigh matter include
Sound equal
Look like

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


When was the Negro theatre filled, that was best interesting with the walking Negro people? After that, she was travelling many countries around world, and the write said, “But it was politically inoffensive;”she did not ran another country in African, Ethiopia, from New York City. They was said,” a poor production of the comedy of Errors.” She would start traveling to school and she was working a churches. “The tryout theater opened women of destiny and one of the Hollywood studies paid 25,000 for an option on the script.” She was good worked her moment.

journal five from liban

The most interested to me in the art chapter was when the WPA spent 25% of the arts project. Also the federal one spent approximately $40 million and employed a total of some 40,000 workers It is really good to put money because people tried working in the roads, painting house and construction so they need to get easy jobs and then they sent their kids to the arts school. “It was one of the greatest efforts in the history to make democracy a democracy,” and many artists took it as natural evolutionary stage in the nation’s developments because it is public interest.

Journal Five Abdulwasi

The perception of art in 1930’s in politicians eye wasn’t seen as an important project to solve the economy. It’s was just seen as an entertainment. However, Art is something that any human being wouldn’t ignore and affects all human beings emotions and feeling toward any subject in life. Therefore, if the art is used to express the feeling and emotions of people, it would motivate the labors and everybody who sees or hears it to work hard and achieve a goal that would eventually take the country out of economical crisis.

The Negro Theater

Elmer Rice was very interested in the theater and from what I have discovered she traveled because she wanted put people on stage as actors and create the theater life. She wanted to discover more about the federal theatre project. She wanted to create a Negro theater, but they would let because they thought that the theater would not be successful and people were raciest. It was not fair the black people I thought, but that’s how people looked at it back then.

Journal 5 Konstantin Gorodnov

In today's reading the first chapter stood out the most. WPA is starting to sponsor art, and a lot of people are not happy about it, and starting to disagree and even think that WPA is worthless, for example New York Times wrote on September 1, 1936 "Their usefulness has been widely doubted". Arts are very important for many people; without art our life would be miserable and boring. WPA was right to support art, even in hard times like these, because art is really important and working on art projects still gave people jobs.

Journa Five

The most interesting idea in this chapter was the idea of crating more job through the cration of art project. They spend about fourty million on this project to crate job. This idea was disagreed on because some say it was dangerous, anti-American and not worth any support at all. Some say that it would cause abandonment on the engeneering projects. Here is a quote supporting quote of the idea I'm talking about, on an editorial newspaper it says "such 'boomdoggling', tend to bring the engineering projects into discredit with it, and aought to be abandoned."
I thought the most important thing in this chapters is how the arts projects were developed and how American people liked it. "millions of Americans, many for the first in their lives, thronged to concerts and plays and studied painting and drawings, much of the time without having to take a penny from their pocket. They were sending their children to free art and music classes, and attending these classes on their own" all these sentences describing how the four projects under Federal One were had improved the american entertainments such as theatre shows and other publics entertainments.

response to the arts program

not much of a response but i can connect to the reading when it talked about the Shakespeare play Macbeth. i read this play in high school and found it very interesting. when i got to the part in the writing about switching locations from the Scottish heath to the Haitian jungle i thought it was a good idea. it would definitely give the story more depth and let the audience connect to it more. the quot from the text that goes along with this is "there would be voodoo priestesses instead of witches around a boiling cauldron and Napoleonic military costuming to replace Elizabethan gowns and tunics."

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


ANARCHISM-A system that opposes in principle the existence of any form of government, of through violence and lawlessness,

AUTHORITARIAN-Government in which all legitimate power rests in one person (dictatorship) or a small group of persons (oligarchy) individual rights are subordinate to the wishes of the state, and all means necessary are used to maintain political power,

AUTHORITY- command of the obedience of society’s members by a government,

AUTOCRACY-Unchecked political power exercised by a single ruler.

BEHAVIORAL PSYCHOLOGY-A school of psychological thought that holds that the way people (and animals) act is determined by the stimuli they receive from the environment and from other persons and that human or animal behavior can be manipulated by carefully structuring the environment to provide positive stimuli for desired behavior and negative stimuli for unwanted behavior.

CAPITALISM-An economic system in which individuals own the means of production and can legally amass unlimited personal wealth, Capitalist theory holds that governments should not impose any unnecessary restrictions on economic activity and the laws of supply and demand can best regulate the economy. In a capitalist system, the private sector (mainly business and consumers), rather than government, makes most of the key decisions about production, employment, saving investment, and the like. The opposite of a centrally planned economy such an existed in the Soviet Union under Stalin’s and Stalin’s successors,

CHARISMATIC LEADER- Apolitical leader who gains legitimacy largely through the adoration of the populace, such adoration may spring from past heroic feats (real or imagined) or from parasol oratorical skill and political writing.

COLLECTIVIZATION- The takeover of all lands and other means of production by the state,


DYSTOPIA- A society whose creators set out to build the perfect political order only to discover that they can not remain in power except through coercion and by maintaining a ruthless monopoly over the means of communication.

Saturday, February 7, 2009

I will like to about one of the interesting that Roosevelt’s recognized and to grow up to establish the economy and trade. If I take one of the Roosevelt speeches, the first paragraph on the second page. “Our international trade relations, though vastly important, are in point of time and necessity secondary to the establishment of a sound national economy.” Roosevelt he seems to spare his people to change on their lives and he makes many different things that he effort in this country. and he always like to take about, how the people through this economy problems and he did the great job.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

journal four

I really take the pram second paragraph of the first page as Roosevelt” said hand in hand we must frankly recognize the over balance of population in our industrial centers”. It was the most interested to me when compared the other sentences. He was asking extra power to purchase the output of the Cities and also provide better use of the land. He also told the population that the government will act and prefixed the bigmiss which is going on currently; such uneconomical and equal as he said will combine all the private characters. He also promised raising values of agriculture products and that is really good management for the society.

Journal #4 by: Abdi Adan

The speech we heard/read today in class was very motivational and inspiring. I was impressed with president Roosevelt’s writing skills and the way he delivered his message to the American people in an honest and promising way. There weren’t any regrets or any hesitation in his speech. It was a thorough and well written speech that kept me focused till the very end. What also impressed me was the fact that he wrote this entire speech by himself unlike our previous president and many other presidents. He brought a nation that was divided amongst liberals and conservatives together in that very own speech. Roosevelt said, “Happiness lies not in the mere possession of money; it lies in the joy of achievement, in the thrill of creative effort.” I was moved and enjoyed hearing this memorable and historical speech.

Journal Three by Abdulwasi

I like Hopkins Idea of reminding people about the importance of the present. People at that time overlooked at their current situation. Thinking about the present time is crucial when it comes to solving current problems. Hopkins attempt to save the nation by strengthening our infrastructure and helping the poor ones should be considered at all times.

Journal Four

I thought this was an interesting speech that I would like to focus on and it says “our greatest primary task is to put people to work” because the country faced many challenge problems such as great depression and wartime so the unemployment were high and nothing to do after that the government created WPA to help the Americans and put everybody to find a jobs for all city

Journal Four by Abdulwasi

A word is Born, a title for chapter five, reminds me of how most of us rush to make negative comments about a governmental job if it involves our money. In chapter five it talks about Harry Hopkins programs were seen as ineffective. They were also seen as a programs that require a lot of money, but the function of the programs were seen useless. One quote amazed me the most in chapter five and it said, " $3,187,000 Relief Is Spent Teaching Jobless to Play."

my reaction

my reaction to this speech is that the lines from the part where he talks about the good neighbor policy seem to stand out in my head. i believe i heard of it before but don't knowing where. it might have come from a religious text, like respect your neighbor and your neighbor will respect you. cause the same thing applies to what Franklin D. Rossevelt said in his inaugural speech. this policy can be represented in all levels of life from your neighbor that lives beside you to another country that borders yours, all this can be represented by what and how it was written in his speech. like the line "respects the rights of others", if you respect the right of your foreign neighbors then they can only have a reason to do the same to you.

journal four

I think the most important things in Roosevelt's speech was that he seems energized and he did not want to give up. he also seems he cared about creating jobs because the worst thing that people face is jobless. he says "our greatest primary task is to put people to work. this is no unsolvable problem if we face it wisely and courageously." All these lines tells us that is he more concerned about to put people back work swifly.

Journal Four: Inauguration Speech Response

Roosevelt speech was a very good speech, He talked a lot about quiet a lot of good things that he will be bringing to his the country. By reading his speech you can tell what kind of person he was at the time. He did had some few quotes which I thought were good and help me understand what his plan for the country at the time was. When he said, "They have no vision, and when there is no vision the people perish." By him saying that, it leads me to know that he had a vision of making things better for the people. Then at the end of his speech he talked how its the government responsibility to give back to the people and not just take from them, that to me is supporting the vision that he had, and which was to work for the benefit of the people. I also like when he talked about the U.S constitution in his speech, I think the U.S constitution is what makes this counrty the best nation in the world, by mentioning the constitution, its like he was trying to remind the people of how great this nation is, and it should always continue to be a better nation and nothing is cabable of stoping that.

journal four: Inauguration

The president had Resolvers the problem of the depuration and he could do him to spend too much money and he created many works. That was not doubled he did very well, too. He said, “It is not easy.” And he had not spent too money. He had to be care, because did when you had a big responsibility you were ware about what you had done or not and he had passed too money that was his ability.
The president had been friend his mend but they were working together, too. They were called Hopkins. And this man, they had been argued always and he had said, “I am leaving you.” When he did same thing badly too, he had liked to talk about his society. he said, "i will address them with a candor and a decision which presint situation."
his importent speach was too much very good as well as he did address his society nay many ways. he knews this soceity was greater then another and feeling, too. we had must believed him, as a great presindent.

'IN God We Trust

" In this dedication of a Nation we humbly ask the blessing of God. May He protest each and every one of us. May He guide me in the days to come".
I think that for everything we do in life we always have to have the trust of God. i believe that i may not fear anything in my life but him. that is why when we go through bad times in our life all we do is turn to god, and that is why after all Roosevelt believen in god and he wants god to lead him to the right/better place.
I liked his speech, because he finally talked about problems in the country. I loved the quote from third paragraph, "Only a foolish optimist can deny the dark realities of the moment." This quote reminded me of Herbert Hoover, it seemed like he was talking about him.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Newword=Plagiarism means cheating

“Cheating is okay as long as you don’t get caught” I did not believe the statement, because does not matter, if you get caught or not still is not a right thing to do. Cheating means definition: Cheating deprive somebody of something by deceit; "The con-man beat me out of $50"; "This salesman ripped us off!"; "we were cheated by their clever-sounding scheme"; "They chiseled me out of my money" “Cheating is okay as long as you don’t get caught” this idea, I did not agree, because if you were cheated your professor’s not good for him/her many ways. So, many others students maybe they liked it. But they did not know, what will be handed, when they cheated with them selves. They had been hurting since they did cheat. The cheating was dishonesty person, or plagiarism person.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Hodan Ismail

So far from what I have read I was very impressed with what Hopkins’s been doing. It’s very helpful for the mankind, and how generous he has become. But Roosevelt is also doing his thing. He has been doing well in his term of presidency, He his very out spoken. His speech has made people hear what he wanted to say because all people were starving for the help to make their society better. When Roosevelt send Hopkins’s to Europe, Hopkins has discovered and impressed by the England’s public housing and income security schemes.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

journal three

“We have got to get everything we want a work program, security, wages and hours, everything now or never. Get your minds to work on developing a complete ticket to provide security for all the folks of this country up and down across the board.” Actually this quotation it seems that Hopkins was exultant in this program and he need to change in the way that American people lived and he need to create jobs for the boor people. Hopkins also promised a lot different work program that absolutely was successful not only current, but also in the future. He passé out the national security and that is one of the thing that society sports for Hopkins program that is improvement he reached. That is the interesting that I found in my reading and I would say he did good job according to the needs of the society.

journal three

I read deeply whole the chapters, but I got the most interest in chapter 4 “the work must be found” I recognized that Roosevelt took important role and organized the society in different system of lives saving. He also made national association of manufactures and the power business of market movements as he great jobs in public industries. During the great depression Roosevelt disappointed the unemployment society on the relief “it is a duty dictated by every intelligent consideration of national policy to ask you to make possible for the United States to give employments to all of these three and one-half million employable people now on relief and welfare”. He also promised for the people all the changes and the work undertaken should be useful not just for a day, or a year, but useful in sense that it affords permanent improvement in living conditions or that it greatest future new wealth for the nation.


In 1935, it was an election; there were a new congress and new house speaker and vice president all of them. They were decided a new law to saved to the society, and they had protected the government money, because some people have being a billions, some of them were died angry or some of them did have any work at all. They did think about that issues, how to saved to the people. Again, they were decided, how was everybody found a new job in everywhere. The new house speaks called Joseph W. He said the new law, “Constitution wisely provides that the chief executive shall report to the Congress on the state of the union.”(Page 160) They had thought for word and to created provide a businesses privet and public. Further more, The CWA had been too created since they had a popular to fulfills they had jobs. And they had to report to federal government. “The federal government must and shall quit this business of relief,” After the federal decided must have got a new work, the federal again, to created five billion jobless to got a work.

Journal three

In my opinion, everything so far was totally created by Harry Hopkins. Roosevelt is also important figure by giving out more money, but it is very impressive, how a social worker (Hopkins) tries to save people. A in chapter "This is our hour" Hopkins seeks every possible way, every minute to reach his goal. It seems that he can't be stoped. Roosevelt so far is very powerful with his speeches. My favorite part was on page 157, where Hopkins says that it their hour. "We've got to get everything we want - a works program, social security, wages and hours, everything- now or never." I really like his optimism!!!!!


“This is our hour”
I would like to talk about this chapter, “This is our hour” is means, the president did not work very well, because we want to see everyday a new jobs. And we did not see so much works. The president claimed, I did every well and work hard, he told the people, for example he said, “Roosevelt had told him in a note in making the assignment, in view of the steady grind you have had, I think that the sea trip will do you a lot of good,” (page 154) but the society did not believe him. And they always said, “We have got to get everything we want –a works program, social security, wages and hours, everything-now or never. Get your minds to work on developing a complete ticket to provide security for all folk of this country up and down cross the board.” This was said a Maryland, laurel (Page157)

And everybody was needed a jobs, it was bad time the CWA; there have not an enough jobs or they did have at all any jobs. They was not have a society work 1.5 billion people round states. They did not have a good work a first time, the society said again and again; “this is our hour” time to respond to got a work us. Democrats had been responded for the time being. Last options, the Roosevelt had administration, but his administration did not work with congress, he worked own mind, and his wife, too. Further more, the society said too, “the most overwhelming victory in the history of American politics.” (Page 156) the president had fells leadership and creating a jobs as well as he promised to them.

Journal three

When I read in the pages between 153-161 I found a quotation that I would like to talk about and explain more and it is on page 154 “in view of the steady grind you have had, I think that the sea trip will do you a lot of good” and this was saying that the president Roosevelt felt to send Hopkins in Europe because he did most of job in the country and knew only the situation in the USA so he can get a lot of goods and went to visit some of European countries such as Germany, Italy and England and saw different situation then the Americans will be helpfull such as public housing and income security and insurance for old ages also low income houses for the poor people
what did i think of these two chapters, i thought that they were extra work that were not needed in the book. all the first chapter of number three was about is background for the most part. and i was not interested in that. i felt that i was just more for me to remember and threw me off the track. for the fourth chapter i felt that it was a lot of repeat. like yes we know that people don't have jobs and need money. and here is money that we are going to throw at it but 9 billion dollars is a lot so, don't know if this will be the end of it or not. but like i said these chapters don't stand out and are difficult to remember. so not much of a comment other than that.
grant gorham
my quote is on page 161 secound par. starting with for the rest, he said, "it is a duty dictated by every intelligent consideration of national policyto ask you to make it possible for the U. S t give employment to all of these three and one half million employable people now on relief, pending their absorption in a rising tide of private employment. here for me atleast i got out of it is that he is telling them that the u.s. is incharge of providing jobs for everyone that will not be over in a while they will stay around and let the people have permanent living conditions or brign wealth for the nation.
grant gorham

Konstantin Gorodnov

The main idea in the reading, is still creating jobs for people in need and making social security work, because most of the older people had no income and government wasn't helping them at all. President Roosevelt asks Hopkins to work on creating jobs. The thing that stood out to me the most; was the way people treated President Roosevelt. They seemed to love him! And i think that he earned the respect and admiration from these people. He was really making the difference in the hard time like this. It wasn't just regular people that liked him, but mostly everyone in the government seemed to admire him. Here is an example of that :" Three-quarters of the seats were taken by Democrats. They spilled across the aisle and pushed the Republicans into an island of glum silence while they interrupted him repeatedly with applause and shouts of support. Even conservative Democrats, no fans of the New Deal, could count votes, they had absorbed the lesson, the CWA had taught them; jobs were popular."

Saturday, January 31, 2009

intersting quote

"the federal government must and shall quit this business of relief" pr.Roosevelt
this quote which was in Roosevelt's annually speech to the congress seems to me more interesting because it supports that government's relief is not the solution of this long lasting problems. the president's whole speech was kind of energized one.
I also thought the killing bank robber and murder of at least ten men was very vital proceess.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

vocabulary from abdow

what is renovste?

renovate is restore to a previous or better condition; "They renovated the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel

journal two from abdow

In chapter nine four million job s
In this chapter talks about how the jobs were created and the CWA helped American people
Hopkins had a conference the governors and mayors to intend and employ for 4 million people who were unemployed within one month so immediately they started jostling coast to coast in town and cities and then they started calling g by the people who were laid off to start drawing up improvement plans
In Massachusetts CWA coordinator called a meeting to explain what projects would be eligible the mayors of Worcester and Lowell walked applications and left the same day with approvals.
And the CWA reviewers processed applications with astonishing speed Indiana had 122 projects approved on November 20 and 109 more than next day so less than a week on November 26 920 projects had been approved for Indiana and 48,500 men were already at work there.
The CWA jobs were rejected tests so everybody applied and the beginning there were more applications than jobs the CWA office in North Carolina took 150,000 applications during the first week in Chicago 70,000 appeared on a single day within two weeks later one million workers were on the payroll and the Bureau of printing and Engraving had to work three shifts to print their checks so everybody who was a jobless at least got something to do and get pay

Monday, January 26, 2009

journal two

There are a lot of interesting parts that i gate in my reading, but there is a one thing that I enterest in my reading is how the president frank line Roosevelt through a way in 1932, that time all the American business are going down. So he began to grow up a new agencies that assisted business these measures revived the confident in the economy.however, he knew how to keep and to increase the economy life.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Vocab By Abdi Adan

1.Remnants: Something left over; a remainder.
2. Apparatus: a group or combination of instruments, machinery, tools, materials.

New word

Inauguration - caleemasaar- All of these formed components of the relief plan Obama took the office of the Washington after the inauguration a new president in the While house in the Capital hill. like what hapenning in Washington. Every country around world was do. And it will be do it. Further more, every president difficult to find as well as Clinton or first president in the U.S. Called John Washington.


Insubstantial - Lacking substance or reality, Not firm or solid.

Ponderously - derived from the word ponderous - which means having great weight, Lacking grace or fluency; labored and dull.
  1. ponderously - in an uninterestingly ponderous manner; "the play was staged with ponderously realistic sets"
  2. ponderously - in a heavy ponderous manner; "he moves ponderously"
rejuvenated. to restore and renew erosive power
diligence. to accomplish what is undertaken
cryptically. mysterious meaning: hiden secret

Vocab From Hodan Ismail

Enthusiast-a person who is filled with enthusiasm for some principle, pursuit, etc.; a person of ardent zeal: a sports enthusiast

Nightingale-noun-any of several small, Old World, migratory birds of the thrush family, esp. Luscinia megarhynchos, of Europe, noted for the melodious song of the male, given chiefly at night during the breeding season.

Abdulwasi Vocabulary 2

The act or state of subsisting.
A means of subsisting, especially means barely sufficient to maintain life.
Something that has real or substantial existence.
Christianity. Hypostasis.

A supermarket for military personnel and their dependents, usually located on a military installation.
A store where food and equipment are sold, as in a mining camp.
A lunchroom or cafeteria, especially one in a film or television studio.
A person to whom a special duty is given by a higher authority; a deputy.

Vocab from Konstantin

prominence- relative importance.

rejuvenate- to make young again.

Harry Hopkins Journal 2

One of the most important people in the packet was a person who had a lot of experience about managing welfare organization. Harry Hopkins was the most experienced and reliable person to bring people together and achieve a goal that relives their hunger and economic struggle during that difficult time. He cooperated with the government specifically; President Roosevelt to create organization that created or gave the unemployed people a job. One of those groups was Temporary Emergency Relief Administration (TERA). TERA helped 80,000 unemployed people be employed.

grants vocabulary

1) Denizens- inhabitant, or a resident

2) camaraderie- good will and light hearted rapport between or among friends
Egalitarian (adj) - asserting, resulting from, or characterized by belief in the equality of all people, esp. in political, economic, or social life.

Dispatch (v) - to send off or away with speed, as a messenger, telegram, body of troops, etc.
to dismiss (a person), as after an audience.
to put to death; kill: The spy was promptly dispatched.
to transact or dispose of (a matter) promptly or speedily

Journal #2 by Abdi Adan

I thought the most important part in the reading is how President Roosevelt handled the World War veterans who have returned to claim their bonuses from the new administration. President Roosevelt didn’t panic and send the army; instead he welcomed them with open hands and took care of them like a true war veteran should be taken care of. He assigned them to an abandoned army base in Virginia were they received showers, toilets, and even three free meals per day. Even army doctors and dentist were present. Roosevelt opposed the bonuses when the number of veterans exceeded 3,000 and was still growing, but he had other options. Roosevelt offered them jobs in the CCC. Twenty-six hundred accepted once it was clearer that they weren’t receiving any (money) bonuses. The rest took a free ride home. As one veteran said, “Hoover sent the army; Roosevelt sent his wife.”
journal two
ahmed farah
Michea lohre
My favorite is Winds of Chance. It was besting time and bad time when the government chance to the country. There was very great dipation in the U.S. Before president Hoover had took the office. Every body had hopeless and no job. After he came the office, he said to the people, "Government offices and the Cipitol, accutomed to dreary recitations of reasons whey things could notchance, were already filling up with decisive young lawyer and academics." But last time the government had started a long sitting on its hand to hand, i means, helped each other, like to day. In others hand Hoover went to war in Cermeny to helped U.k.

Hodan Ismail

I thought the most thing that was interesting in the passage was when Harry Hopkins was so concern about the people because Roosevelt had alot to do like with the politics, he really didnt have enough time to worry about the jobs. Hopkins wanted to create more jobs for the people. so he had to put alot of money in order to create jobs. so Roosevelt promised that he would give some of the money that was unspend to Hopkins to help create jobs for the people. Hopkins helped the people get jobs with the CWA ( Civil Works Administration). when Roosevelt had approved the CWA, it really helped alot of people because the FERA was not enough for everyone.

journal two

I guess the most intersting thing was the creating Civil works Administration how immediately it help the people. right after the president announced and signed the program people saw heard some good news. less than week later hundreds of thousand of people were at the work and what most people like to see. in about months later large number of were getting paycheck and using their money own money instead of relief. that is the most intersting thing I have seen on the reading.
The part of the reading that I found most interesting was on chapter seven when Roosevelt wanted to create job immediatley to help the sterving people, and all others who need job at the time. He address the delegates and stated that the kind of job that should be created should be some practical job like road and street repair. Instead of starting a big project like creating dams which would benefit the people in some ways but wouldnt create any job. He called it a useless project disguised as relief. The reason why this is so important to me is because it shows that a leader should make good judgement and do what is best for the people.

Journal #2

I thought the most interesting thing was the change of government. The whole government was depressed under Hover's administration and not acting at all, like a factory shutdown. After Roosevelt took office, everything started working again. I like the quote from the book: "The government was no longer sitting on its hands." Also it was very important that Roosevelt had already a plan. He knew what he has to create to make his nation's lives better. He developed all kinds of projects, and was ready for the new life.
When United States was in desperate need of jobs; government created a few organizations that would give people jobs. PWA and CWA were two of them. But i thought it was amazing how PWA had 3.3 billion dollars to spend, but it was not doing its job, and winter was coming so people needed jobs desperately. So Hopkins created CWA. Hopkins, unlike the leader of PWA- Ickes, had only 400 million to spend on creating jobs. But nevertheless he created 4,264,000 jobs. I think that shows that Hopkins was a very smart man, and he helped president Roosevelt alot.

Journal Two from Mike Lohre

The character who I thought was most interesting by far was Harry Hopkins. I really liked this man in some ways, and he's a very complicated person. I was amazed by his concern for the poor. I think his experience when he as a social worker (where he got to see the very poorest people and how they lived) was really important, because he did not judge all poor people as being lazy. He knew that most people do not want free handouts, but they would like to have a job where they can earn money to buy food and things for life. I really loved the respect he had for the poor, and I thought it was remarkable that he took a very low salary to do his job, when he could have had a lot of money working for Macy's. In this respect he is really someone to be admired!

Harry Hopkins

The chapter I choose what number 6. Money flies. The thing that intrigues me is how much Harry Hopkins did to fix the depression and I can’t recall ever hearing his name before now. Not once was he mention in high school. To me after reading it, it seems that he did more than the president did. But then again it could be scud to make is seem that way just too high light how important he was to the reconstruction of our economy. When looking at the whole picture and what the money went to it comes clear that he found the right people for the job like he wanted and carefully gave the money to the right programs. One that comes to mind first is the ccc the civilian conservation corps. When he sent the young men in to the forest to upgrade the national parks, and forests, improve flood control and fight soil erosion.

Monday, January 12, 2009

vocab from Liban

Wheezing: A whistling noise in the chest during breathing when the airways are narrowed or compressed


hey guys i don't have a vocab word yet, but i'll do it next time.

from faysal

hello everybody i'll have my vocab next time


I'm Sunyung. It's great to see you all online!
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vocab from farah

Laisser-Faire =laissez faire, laissez passer was the formula into which some of the champions of the cause of liberty compressed their program. Their aim was the establishment of the unhampered market society. In order to attain this end they advocated the abolition of all laws preventing more industrious and more efficient people

Vocab from Hodan

A convoy is a group of vehicles (of any type, but usually motor vehicles or ships) traveling together for mutual support and protection.

Vocab from Maya

InexorablyIn*ex"o*ra*bly\, adv. In an inexorable manner; inflexibly.

Vocab from Sahid

Provocateurs - A secret agent who incites suspected persons to commit illegal acts


Hi every one
groterque -commonly means strange, fantastic, ugly or bizarre


1.inexplicable-- is incapable of being explainable. hard enough to explain
2. bartering-- is to trade goods without getting the exchange of money
my word is impresario
the promoter, manger, or conductor of an opera or concert company
Hey everyone!

Vocabulary from Abdulwasi

Definition of the word "Spunk":
1. Informal. Spirit; pluck.
2. Punk, touchwood, or other tinder.
3. Vulgar Slang. Ejaculated semen.

vocabulary and responses

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