Towards the Horizon In the 1840s many Americans chose to move westward. In doing so, Americans would claim the land with little regard for the natives who called it home. This land was America’s God given right. A great expanse of untouched land patiently awaiting it’s potential to be fulfilled by settlement, construction, progress, and by the American dream. Americans moving westward had a spirit of exploration and discovery. This vast beauty was opening up with every mile travelled westward. It gave a sense of awe and a feeling that any piece could be had by simply staking claim and building ones dream upon it. This belief and awe romanticized reality as it was, and gave way to an idea just as romantic, manifest destiny. Unlike Europe, America did not have a rich history defined and shaped by the human form. American’s at this time longed to break free from Europe, and become American. To break free, they had to create a new history that did not look across the ocean, but towards the horizon. The far reaching landscape would become America’s history. American artists at this time would perpetuate this idea. Some artists would share the dream of expansion, while others hoped to preserve the beauty of the land and avoid the mistakes of Europe’s past. These artists “would help formulate justifications for confiscating the land from its current inhabitants while, at the same time, celebrating the humanity of indigenous peoples and the value of their cultural practices.” (Framing America) Artists like Emanuel Leutze and George Caleb Bingham painted images of Daniel Boone leading settlers like Moses leading the Isrealites. Images referencing biblical characters, as religious propaganda could eliminate any uncertainty settlers might have regarding their God given right to the land. In Emanuel Leutze’s Westward the Course of Empire Takes its Way, Daniel Boone is leading a large group of settlers. He is pointing the way, leading them to their destiny, with guns wielded. The title of this work was taken from a poem by an Irish idealist philosopher, Bishop George Berkeley. Berkeley sought to convert American Indians to Christianity. Daniel Leutze’s painting propagandized the widely held belief of European Americans that it was their Christian duty and inherent right to expand their territory and influence. The only place in this work the depicts American Indians are the images decoratively framing the piece. They are swept to the peripheral of the painting as an unimportant part, a small obstacle in the destiny of American settlers.(Framing America) John Gast’s painting American Progress idealized the idea of American expansion westward. The left side of the painting is dark, the Native Americans and buffalo look to be running away from the approaching settlers. The settlers are bringing with them, industry, technology, and light. The most prominent image in the painting is the woman floating above the scene. She is bringing with her freedom and democracy. She also brings advancements like the telegraph, as she is unraveling the wire through the countryside. She bears formal education, as well, which is symbolized by the book she carries in her hand. This promotes the idea that European Americans are bringing their superior civilization and way of life to the uncivilized indigenous people. This image further solidified the idea of manifest destiny into an evolving American culture. (Your Proposal is Acceptable) Not all artists aimed to promote…
contribution of Peter Senge (born 1947) to the field of modern management and systems theory and his relevance to the Horizons Regional Council One Plan case study. Modern management theory is an extension of the concepts developed by the classical and humanistic theorists, taking a more holistic view of the organisation and the broader operating environment. Many elements within the Horizons Regional Council One Plan development process closely match disciplines identified by Senge, in particular his shared…
centuries witnessed a series of forays and scattered settlements by varied groups of Angles, Saxons, Jutes, Danes and Vikings. This diversity was significantly enhanced by the arrival of the Normans”. (Richardson, 1990, vol.6)
Public attitudes towards migration are, nevertheless, vital for modelling immigration policies. Sales (2007) argue that Immigration policy is concerned with exclusion and inclusion of people defining ‘insiders’ and ‘outsiders’ in relation to entry to the nation state and…
Bring Me the Horizon was formed in March 2004 after the founding members, who had all been part of several local and separately defunct bands were noticed by Thirty Days of Night Records, who formed and signed the band. The band was the first to be signed to the label. In the months following their formation, Bring Me the Horizon created a demo album titled Bedroom Sessions. The band's name is derived from the final line of the film Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, in which…
UNIVERSITY OF DETROIT,MERCY
BP Deep Water Horizon Oil Spill
MBA 5100-01: Legal Environment
On April 20, 2010, the Mobile Offshore Drilling Unit (MODU) British Petroleum DEEPWATER HORIZON was dynamically-positioned at location 28o-44’ North 088 o-21’ West in the Mississippi Canyon Block 252 of the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf (OCS). The MODU was performing drilling operations on the Macondo Well, which had been previously started…
Case Analysis : Dell – new horizons
The impact on Dell's business is great and it becomes ever more important for Dell to restore its competitive advantage. Dell has to catch up with the rapid changes in technology and it was not able to gain a sustained competitive advantage due to its reliance on the traditional business strategies which take away innovation from them. It should also evolve its global strategy such as responding to local needs and adopting other transnational…
Running head: THE PATHWAY
The Pathway Towards Success
The purpose of this essay is to provide examples and personal insight regarding the definition of the term “success”. These objectives were achieved by researching the many ways people define success. Through further research, it is evident that there are no right or wrong definitions for this term; everyone has their own way of interpreting success. This research may or may not influence…
By James Hilton
Stephen Smith 10/17/12
I could assume that when you were kidnapped and than your plane crashed in the Tibet mountains you struggled to coop with it ,but you had to because you had a group to look after they needed you witch after sometime the real you returned. You had to work through the fact that you were trapped in Shangri La and the monks were telling you that you had to wait 2 months till you could get rescued and you just sat down and waited…
Running head: Looking Towards the Future
Looking Towards the Future
Ashford University: PSY 202
Looking Towards the Future
The purpose of this assignment is to identify and describe one personal goal, one professional goal, and one academic goal for my major field of study, Human Resource Management, in the online environment. For each of my goals I will apply the SMART goal process and explain each component. I will also create an accountability plan for meeting each of…
Toward American Independence (1750 – 1774)
The Theory of Mercantilism – When all countries are in a competition to acquire wealth.
Resources transferred to England from the Colonies were:
6. Fur Materials
England would than take some of these raw materials and create manufacture goods to bring back to the colonies.
The colonists would give England the raw materials for a cheap price and the manufactured goods sold back to the colonists were…
60 billion. How should Dell go about building the nearly $6 billion annual sales growth?
From the Financial performance of Dell Computer Corporation we find that Net Sales has been consistently increasing at $6 Billion. However employees of Dell towards the end of case are not confident of continuing to achieve 30% growth rates of the past. To continue the growth in similar pattern calls for new measures & initiatives at organization level.
Below are the 2 options that can be considered.