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Where does the name thayer originate from?

[per meaning-of-names.com] "descendant of Thaider (people; army); the son of Theodoric."


Was judge Thayer fair in Sacco and Vanzetti trial?

Not at all. He refused to consider any plausible evidence and even referred to Sacco and Vanzetti as "anarchist bastards".


When did Abraham Lincoln say be sure you put your feet in the right place then stand firm?

This statement was attributed to Lincoln and appears in several books, the most influential was the 1907 title, The Lincoln Story Book A Judicious Collection of the Best Stories and Anecdotes of the Great President, Many Appearing Here for the First Time in Book Form Compiled by Henry L. Williams, 1907, pub G.W. Dillingham, NYHowever, the probable source for the quote is From Pioneer Home to the White House a biography of Abraham Lincoln published in 1882 and authored by the Rev. William Makepeace Thayer (1820-98) and published by Hurst and Company, NY. The title was one of a series of Logcabin to the White House biographies of various presidents. The quote is given as from the recollection of a Mrs. Rebecca Pomeroy (sic) Pomroy, who had worked as a prominent nurse in hospitals in Washington during the Civil War and also as a personal attendant on members of the Lincoln family. She died in 1884, so the information, if not fabricated, might be true. Pomroy ended her career in Massachusetts not far from Thayer. However, the historical accuracy of Thayer's texts are often dubious, he was not a professional historian, though he doesn't appear to have been deliberately dubious, but relied heavily on poor sources and fashioned something closer to hagiography for children than biography, including an earlier Lincoln biography for boys. Earlier in his career he did write several pamphlets of high historical quality. This quote may have come from the actual source given and it at least sounds like Lincoln. Additionally, it comes from a mundane incident, women trying to cross a muddy and water logged Washington street.As an early reply to this query noted: the only problem is, there is no real evidence that he actually said it. Well, you know what they say, "you can fool some of the people all of the time and all of the ..." well you know the rest (but Lincoln didn't because he never said that either).


'Why did American attitudes towards new immigrants change during the 1920's?

1. The following quotes were made by two Congressmen during the debate over immigration quotas inDecember, 1920 (Congressional Record, 1921).Congressman James McClintic, Democrat Oklahoma: "I say the class of immigrants coming to the shoresof the United States at this time are not the kind of people we want as citizens in this country."Congressman Lucian Parrish, Democrat Texas: "We should stop immigration entirely until such a time aswe can amend our immigration laws and so write them that hereafter no one shall be admitted except hebe in full sympathy with our constitution and laws."2. Nicolas Vanzetti was tried in Massachusetts twice, first for bank robbery and then for murder. In thefirst trial, Webster Thayer, who was the judge in both cases, told the jury: "This man, although he maynot have actually committed the crime . . ., is nevertheless morally culpable, because he is the enemy ofour existing institutions."3. Statement by Bartolomeo Vanzetti, April 10, 1927: "Sacco too is a worker from his boyhood, a skilledworker, lover of work, with a good job and pay, a bank account, a good and lovely wife, two beautifulchildren and a neat little home at the verge of a wood, near a brook. Sacco is a heart, a faith, a character, aman; a man, lover of nature and of mankind. A man who gave all, who sacrifice all to the cause ofLiberty, and to his love for mankind; money, rest, mundane ambitions, his wife, his children, himself andhis own life. Sacco has never dreamt to steal, never to assasinate. He and I have never brought a morsel ofbread to our mouths, from our childhood to today, which has not been gained by the sweat of our brows.Never.... Oh yes, I may be more witful as some have put it. I am a better babbler than he is, but many,many times in hearing his heartful voice ringing a faithful sublime, in considering his supreme sacrifice,remembering his heroism I felt small, small at the presence of his greatness and found myself compelledto fight back from my eyes the tears, and quanch my heart trobling to my throat not to weep before him:this man called thief and assasin and doomed. But Sacco's name will live in the hearts of people and intheir gratitude, when... your laws, institutions, and your false gods are but a dim remembering of a cursedpast in which man was wolf to the man. If it had not been for these things I might have lived out my lifetalking at street corners to scorning men. I might have died, unmarked, unknown, a failure. Now we arenot a failure. This is our career and our triumph. Never in our full life could we hope to do such work fortolerance, for justice, for man's understaning of man, as now we do by accident. Our words, our lives, ourpains -- nothing! The taking of our lives -- lives of a good shoemaker and a poor fishpeddler-- all! Thatlast moment belongs to us -- that agony is our triumph."4. "Chicago Girl Urges General Protest Strike" was published in the Johnstown, Pa. Tribune, on August10, 1927. It is about a female teenage Italian immigrant who led a political protest in Chicago against thethreatened execution of Sacco and Vanzetti."A bright-eyed 18-year-old high school girl paced her cell at police headquarters today shouting she was ananarchist after having been arrested while leading thousands of shouting Sacco-Vanzetti sympathizers through thestreets last night. It was the girl who brought chaos to an orderly Sacco-Vanzetti protest meeting. As the meetingended she dashed to the street, shouting: "General strike! general strike!" This added a splash of color to theotherwise drab proceedings of the meeting and inflamed the gathering.With the girl, Aurora D'Angela, at the lead, the crowd surged into the street and marched along shouting the"Third Internationale" and appealing for a general strike. For a few blocks the protest parade was orderly. Then amotor car was ripped and torn by the crowd. A street car was boarded and the girl slapped the motorman. Onesmall police motor car attempted to stop the parade, but its passage was blocked. Additional police motor carsswept into the tide of shouting enthusiasts and tear gas bombs were unloosed into the crowd. The tear gas bombscaused the crowd to disperse and 15 of the leaders--including the 18-year-old girl--were arrested.She maintained she had long attended Liberal meetings in Chicago and said: "I am an anarchist. My fatherwas an anarchist." Throughout the entire din there was a cry that Sacco and Vanzetti were being persecuted bycapitalism. No signs were in evidence and the only means of identifying the crowd was in the constant shouting.Join the Multicultural DebateConsider the issues raised in this chapter and read the following statements by different authors whodiscuss multicultural social studies:James A. Banks (1993): "One misconception about multicultural education is that it is an entitlementprogram and curriculum movement for African Americans, Hispanics, the poor, women and othervictimized groups. . . . Multicultural education . . . is not an ethnic- or gender-specific movement. Itis a movement designed to empower all students to become knowledgeable, caring, and activecitizens in a deeply troubled and ethnically polarized nation and world."Maxine Greene (1993: 17): "Learning to look through multiple perspectives, young people may behelped to build bridges among themselves; attending to a range of human stories, they may beprovoked to heal and to transform. Of course there will be difficulties in affirming plurality anddifference and, at once, working to create community. Since the days of De Tocqueville, Americanshave wondered how to deal with the conflicts between individualism and the drive to conform."Octavio Paz (1993: 57-58): "You are already a hybrid culture, which to me is a positive thing. I believeall cultures are richer when they assimilate others, and change. I don't believe in a pure culture. Herewe are sitting and talking in New York, a city populated by the minorities that are the world'smajority. It is marvelous, no?"Diane Ravitch (1990c: 3): "Almost any idea, carried to its extreme, can be made pernicious, and this iswhat is happening now to multiculturalism. . . . Advocates of particularism propose an ethnocentriccurriculum to raise the self-esteem and academic achievement of children from racial and ethnicminority backgrounds. Without any evidence, they claim that children from minority backgroundswill do well in school only if they are immersed in a positive, prideful version of their ancestralculture."Arthur Schlesinger, Jr. (1992: 29): "The use of history as therapy means the corruption of history ashistory. . . . Let us by all means teach black history, African history, women's history, Hispanichistory, Asian history. But let us teach them as history, not as filiopietistic commemoration."Albert Shanker (1995): "As practiced by some, 'multiculturalism' takes the shape of somethingapproximating a new ideology of separatism. It challenges the idea of a common identity and rejectsthe possibility of a common set of values. . . . Often, the claims of multiculturalists and otherseparatists reflects the attitude that no one group may make a judgment on any other, since all'depends on your point of view'. This extremely relativistic viewpoint conflicts with the need that allsocieties have of establishing some basic values, guidelines and beliefs."Christine Sleeter (1991:12): "Education that is multicultural and social reconstructionist forges acoalition among various oppressed groups as well as members of dominant groups, teaching directlyabout political and economic oppression and discrimination, and preparing young people directly insocial action skills."Add your voice to the discussion:1. Which statement(s) come(s) closest to your understanding of multiculturalism? Why?2. Which statements do you disagree with? Why?3. What are the implications of this chapter and the quotations for planning social studies curricula?


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According to Alfred thayer mahan the key to a great nations power was its what?

Sea domination was the key to a great nations power.


Who is Alfred thayer mann?

Alfred Thayer Mann was an American Navy admiral, geostrategist, and historian. His concept of Sea Power was famously represented in The Influence Of Sea Power Upon History, published in 1890.


Who wrote The Influence of Sea Power Upon History?

The book "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History" was written by Alfred Thayer Mahan, an American naval officer and historian. Published in 1890, the book argues for the importance of naval power in shaping global history.


When was Alfred Thayer Mahan born?

Alfred Thayer Mahan was born on 1840-09-27.


Who wrote the book the influence of sea power upon history?

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Who encouraged the annexation of Hawaii?

Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan


Who was president when the influence of sea power upon history was published?

U.S. Navy Captain Alfred Thayer Mahan wrote "The Influence of Sea Power Upon History" in 1890.The book was a classic and the Kaiser had a copy of it placed in every German naval vessel.


What policy was clearly influenced by the ideas of Alfred Thayer Mahan?

Alfred Thayer Mahan was a great strategist, and believed heavily in the power of a country's navy. His writings influenced every naval program the world over.


Who was Admiral Mahan?

Alfred Thayer Mahan was an Admiral in the United States Navy, who developed the concept of 'sea power.' He believed that nations with greater naval power would have greater impact throughout the world.


What did Alfred thayer mahan say about the navys primary mission?

To engage the enemy.


How many Father-son admirals have there been?

There have been two instances of father-son admirals in the US Navy: Arleigh Burke and his son, William Burke, and Alfred Thayer Mahan and his son, Alfred Thayer Mahan Jr.


Who was the leading advocate of a powerful navy in late 19th century America?

Alfred Thayer Mahan (1840-1914) was a naval strategist, historian, and leading advocate of a powerful American navy who influenced the thinking of Teddy Roosevelt and other government leaders.