Dolley Payne was born on May 20, 1768 and the first girl in her family in North Carolina. Her parents previously from Virginia moved from there in 1765. Dolley’s mother who was a Quaker married Dolley’s father who was a non-Quaker in 1761 and three years later he applied and was admitted to the Quaker Monthly Meeting in Virginia. Dolley Payne at the time was raised in the Quaker faith. In the January of 1790 Dolley Payne married John Todd, who was a Quaker lawyer from Philadelphia. The couple had two sons quickly in their marriage John Payne and William Temple. Dolley’s sister Anna moved in with the family in 1793 to help take care of the children. In October of 1793 the yellow fever epidemic had taken the lives of her husband and her younger son William both as well as her parents-in-law. Dolley was widowed at 25 with a young son to take care of. Shortly after the death of her husband, Dolly most likely met her next husband James Madison at a social event in May of 1794. James Madison was seventeen years older than Dolley and was quite well known for being a longstanding bachelor at the age of forty-three. Their encounter must have gone smoothly, because in August Dolley had accepted Madison’s marriage proposal and they were married on September 15, 1794. Madison wasn’t a Quaker and so Dolley was expelled from her usual society of friends for marrying him. They lived in Philadelphia for the next three years due to Madison’s position as a delegate to the Continental Congress which met in Philadelphia. In 1797 after serving eight years in the House of Representatives, James Madison retired from politics. Madison and his family returned to his family’s plantation in Orange County, Virginia. The family had just settled in, when Thomas Jefferson was elected as the third President of the United States in 1800. Jefferson asked Madison to serve as his Secretary of State, and once Madison had accepted the family, including: Dolley, her son Payne Todd, Dolley’s Sister Anna Payne, and Madison moved to Washington D.C. They took a large house because Dolley thought entertaining would…
Discussion Post: Effective Leader (graded)
List 3 characteristics of effective leaders. Explain why you chose these characteristics. Provide an e.g., of an effective leader & show how they demonstrate these characteristics.
It is apparent that leadership is a rather difficult term to precisely define. Leadership is a very complex phenomenon, yet it is highly valued. Characteristics I believe to contribute to the success of a leader are:
1. Composed and steadfast to the main purpose. Emotions…
As early as in the middle of the 12th century, Germany began to migrate to Eastern and southern European countries, mainly the river Rhine and the Republic of the Ukraine and Russia. There were “Germany Republic” in many of Russia's small States, such as the Black Sea, the Caucasus, even in the Volga, and the members of the Republic were immigrants from Germany. They got along with Russia people really well until the time when Stalin used military forces destroyed the “Republic”, as a surprise for…
September 9, 2014
MGMT 361- Discussion 4
How can the accuracy of pre-employment interviews be improved?
A successful interview should determine if there is a match between the individual and the job. Furthermore, a good interview process allows you to understand their behavior, values, motivations, and qualifications. The interviewer should know what they are looking for in a candidate whether it is entry-level or full performance competencies. Screen resumes, looking for key words…
I prefer varied forms of training. I always like to know the reason for the training at the beginning of the session. Are we learning something new because the company is changing systems, laws have changed, we need to improve a deficiency, or any other reason that is deemed necessary to remain competitive. Understanding the reason the training is occurring will help employees to embrace any changes that are coming their way. Blanchard and Thacker (2013) state, “In…
The Merchant of Venice
Racism has been an issue all throughout history and still is an issue during present day. The Merchant of Venice is a play written by William Shakespeare and is supposedly a ‘comedy’ about a money lender who seeks revenge on a merchant over an unpaid loan. All throughout the play there are many themes that are recognised and one of these major themes is racism. Some examples of how racism is displayed in the play are, the different views…
Calendar for Discussion Leaders (names are in red next to topic title)
(per 05 September 2013)
Readings are listed under week they are due.
Full citations appear on the readings.
Attfield Wild Things: The Material Culture of Everyday Life (everyone bring
Chapter 1: “The Meaning of Design: Things with Attitude” (10-43)
THINGS (Brittany Galloway)
Chapter 1 Discussion
There are four professional specialties in Psychology. Clinical Psychology and Counseling Psychology are similar in that specialists in both areas engage in some of the same activities. Counseling Psychology and School Psychology are similar because that both provide assistance in helping people or kids struggle with everyday problems. The Industrial and organizational Psychology has a wide spectrum and is the most different from the other three specialties.
Explain why correlation does not prove causation. Give an original example that illustrates confusing correlation and causation.
Correlation is the relation between two variables. Causation exists when one variable or event is the direct result of another variable or event. It does not mean that one of the variables has any influence on the other variable in a causal way. Correlation can be present between two variables without the variables being causally related in either direction…
Chapter 7- Discussion: Influences on Intelligence
If someone were to tell me, they analyzed their genetic background and their environmental experiences, concluding in a self-diagnosis stating that environmental factors had little to do with their intelligence I would have to mention some factors that I feel would contradict their analysis and research. I would ask if they are aware of a particular subsection in the scientific field, known as behavior genetics. I will assume they are not, so I…