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Shamir H Patel

04/11/12
RAP project
My audience could possibly be history students.
I need help with work cited page and how to cite within the text. Also, with my word choice or
any suggestions that you might thing I need to change will be helpful.
Process Preface
The main reason I like this text is because it fIrst captured my eyes when I was
look in the websites that you provided in the national archives and other websites that are posted
in the moodle site. I looked into the history of America and American progress and I came across
this image of John Gast. I did further research and came across John Gast revisited manifest
density by Thomas Henneman. Actually, looking at his work he seems like a historian and cares
about the environment. He has a lot of nature pictures, and he had this picture that captured my
eyes. Then, I looked at the words like manifest density and came across words like social
Darwinism. This changed my LOI.
My original LOI was on imperialism ofthe New America. When I came across the idea
of Darwinis was h let me develop my LOI on the idea of natural selection which is
supported by Darwinism and the image helped me capture the right ideas to support my
arguments. I did hit a lot of roadblocks. For example: what can do to develop my LOI?, weather
I should do it on capital America, racism, and many ideas where not very appealing. However,
the idea of social Darwinism helps to portray this message to the audience with using different
ideas that I would not like to spoil it for you but to read the paper. My group members liked my
paper because it was very clear to the point. Few students said it was very solid and it supported
very thoughtful provoking thinking that the reader can see that the writer is not biased. It
portrays both sides of the viewpoints and keeps the audience focused throughout the paper.
According to Marker eye, I think I can still improve the paper further and so if you think
I need to change some things please do let me know. I thought at fIrst that I am going to be a
typical minority whining about the inferiority of the inferior race and thinking that my audience
will probably hate it, but I guess reading a lot of paper on social Darwinism helped me or I guess
encouraged me to write this paper from a different stand point. I was like maybe I should just
change my topic and write about a chronic disease.
I think I like the RAP more than the PLP because it really makes you think and make you
integrates my different pieces of material. It's not just about you but also about what other
people think, and we live in a community so it good to know what going on in our everyday life.
Hence, the word Rhetorical and it make you think about yourself and voices your opinion in a
formal way. I think RAPs are more interesting because of the idea of LOI is far better than what
I
they teach you in Honors ENG 1103 about the claim. Not to mock the English department but I
think they should teach LOI. Honors!! honors!! ... I think it really makes students think that
they are great writers and creates a superior complex, but that can be said about many things in
life. They just put students in 1103 because they did well in high school and SAT. I can improve
RAP by getting some more suggestions from my peers. I hope I am improving in my writing
skills. I think I can make sure that my message is sent clearly to my audience before I put it in
my portfolio.
Manifest Destiny
(1) What is manifest destiny? It is an idea to have a rapid expansion from the east to west.
Where many Americans settled towards the west and the Homestead Act achieved this dreams. --Wotd'1­
The Homestead Act was signed by Abraham Lincoln where people could lay rightful claim to a
land if the settled on it for more than five years while also farming on that land ("Teaching with
documents: Homestead act of 1862"). According to law, settlers moved to the west and improved
uncultivated land and farmed on this land. The main reason why Americans found a way to take
over land from Native Americans because they did not cultivated on them. The picture below
clearly represents some arguments that Thomas Henneman interprets.
(2)He adapted this picture from John Gast. John Gast helped to symbolize the American
progress by showing the nineteenth century America. The picture represents both positive and
negative aspects of the American progress. Its shows.the white milO has the power of technology I.i\J ( ) r ~
and it can be indicated by the cargos, railroads and telephone lines. Henneman emphasized -- ~
transportation by showing freeways, a Maglev train, F-22 jet fighters and space shuttle. With
technology comes power because it's the leading force to survival. Technology is the natural
selection that helps Americans evolve and survive in hard conditions. Americans are strong
because of technology, and it helps to support the arguments that railroads are faster than horses.
(3)Technology makes living standards better and helps Americans transport goods and
resources to long distance areas. People were able to get resources that they were not able to get
those resources in the past like coal or food. For example, food would get spoiled because of the
growth of pathogenic bacteria while transporting it from one location to another due to increase
in heat. As a society, we prefer technologic advancement because it makes us better survivors' in
hard conditions. Americans fought many wars and learned that they had to be stronger to make a
living. The only way to achieve this goal was to improve technology. By looking at the picture,
Indians lack this technology. These groups of individuals are considered backwards because they
are using spears and rams. They don't have cargos and simple technology that nineteenth century
Americans had.
Work cited
Thomas Henneman. American Progress by John Gast - Manifest Destiny Revisited 2010.
Elevator, Big Rock Illinois Northwest Community Hospital South Pavilion. Web. 28 February
2012.
< http://hennemanphoto. com/tag/j olm-gast/>.
"Teaching with docwnents: Homestead Act of 1862." National Archives. Web. 27 February
2012.
< http://www.archives. govleducation/lessons/homestead-act/>.
"Social Darwinism Emerges and Is Used to Justify Imperialism, Racism, and Conservative
Economic and Social Policies." Book rags. 28 February 2012.
<http://www.bookrags.com/research/social-darwinism-emerges-and-i s-use-scit-O512/>.
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Shamir H Patel
04/11/12
RAP project
My audience could possibly be history students.
I need help with work cited page and how to cite within the text. Also, with my word choice or
any suggestions that you might thing I need to change will be helpful.
Process Preface
L«.ok'''' (il,f. The main reason I like this text is because it first captured my eyes when I was
websites that you provided in the national archives and other websites that are posted
in the moodle site. I looked into the history of America and American progress and I came across
this image of John Gast. I did further research and came across John Gast revisited manifest
density by Thomas Henneman. Actually, looking at his work he seems like a historian and cares
about the environment. He has a lot of nature pictures, and he had this picture that captured my
eyes. Then, I looked at the words like manifest density and came across words like social
Darwinism. This changed my LOI.
;> My original LOI was on imperialism of the New America. When I came across the idea
of Darwinism, let me develop my LOI on the idea of natural selection which is
supported by Darwinism and the image helped me capture the right ideas to support my
arguments. I did hit a lot ofroadblocks. For example: what can do to develop my LOI?, weather
I should do it on capital America, racism, and many ideas where not very appealing. However,
the idea of social Darwinism helps to portray this message to the audience with using different
ideas that I would not like to spoil it for you but to read the paper. My group members liked my
paper because it was very clear to the point. Few students said it was very solid and it supported
very thoughtful,provoking thinking that the reader can see that the writer is not biased. It
portrays both sides of the viewpoints and keeps the audience focused throughout the paper.
According to Marker eye, I think I can still improve the paper further and so if you think
I need to change some things please do let me know. I thought at first that I am going to be a
typical minority whining about the inferiority of the inferior race and thinking that my audience
will probably hate it, but I guess reading a lot of paper on social Darwinism helped me or I guess
encouraged me to write this paper from a different stand point. I"was like maybe I should just
change my topic and write about a chronic disease. •
I think I like the RAP more than the PLP because it really makes you think and make you
integrates my different pieces of material. It's not just about you but also about what other
people think, and we live in a community so it good to know what going on in our everyday life.
Hence, the word Rhetorical and it make you think about yourself and voices your opinion in a
formal way. I think RAPs are more interesting because of the idea of LOI is far better than what
they teach you in Honors ENG 1103 about the claim. Not to mock the English department but I
think they should teach LOI. Honors!! honors!! ... I think it really makes students think that
they are great writers and creates a superior complex, but that can be said about many things in
life. They just put students in 1103 because they did well in high school and SAT. I can improve
RAP by getting some more suggestions from my peers. I hope I am improving in my writing
skills. I think I can make sure that my message is sent clearly to my audience before I put it in
my portfolio. . \.. \-. .1
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(I) What is manifest destiny? It is an idea to have a rapid expansion from the east to west.
Where many Americans settled towards the west and the Homestead Act achieved this dreams.
The Homestead Act was signed by Abraham Lincoln where people could lay rightful claim to a
land if the settled on it for more than five years while also farming on that land ("Teaching with
documents: Homestead act of 1862"). According to law, settlers moved to the west and improved
uncultivated land and farmed on this land. The main reason why Americans found a way to take
over land from Native Americans because they did not cultivated on them. The picture below
clearly represents some arguments that Thomas Henneman interprets.
(2)He adapted this picture from John Gast. John Gast helped to symbolize the American
progress by showing the nineteenth century America. The picture represents both positive and
negative aspects of the American progress. Its shows the white man has the power of technology
and it can be indicated by the cargos, railroads and telephone lines. Henneman emphasized
transportation by showing freeways, a Maglev train, F-22 jet fighters and space shuttle. With
technology comes power because it's the leading force to survival. Technology is the natural
selection that helps Americans evolve and survive in hard conditions. Americans are strong
because of technology, and it helps to support the arguments that railroads are faster than horses.
makes living standards better and helps Americans transport goods and
resources to long distance areas. People were able to get resources that they were not able to get
those resources in the past like coal or food. For example, food would get spoiled because of the
growth of pathogenic bacteria while transporting it from one location to another due to increase
in heat. As a society, we prefer technologic advancement because it makes us better survivors' in
hard conditions. Americans fought many wars and learned that they had to be stronger to make a
living. The only way to achieve this goal was to improve technology. By looking at the picture,
Indians lack this technology. These groups of individuals are considered backwards because they
are using spears and rams. They don't have cargos and simple technology that nineteenth century
Americans had. ?

Work cited
Thomas Henneman. American Progress by John Gast - Manifest Destiny Revisited 2010.
Elevator, Big Rock Illinois Northwest Community Hospital South Pavilion. Web. 28 February
2012.
< http://hennemanphoto.com/tag/john-gast/>.
"Teaching with documents: Homestead Act of 1862." National Archives. Web. 27 February
2012.
< http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/homestead-act/>.
"Social Darwinism Emerges and Is Used to Justify Imperialism, Racism, and Conservative
Economic and Social Policies." Book rags. 28 February 2012.
<http://www.bookrags.com/research/social-darwinism-emerges-and-is-use-scit-0512/>.
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Shamir H Patel
04/11/12
RAP project
My audience could possibly be history students.
I need help with work cited page and how to cite within the text. Also, with my word choice or
any suggestions that you might thing I need to change will be helpful.
Process Preface
The main reason I like this text is because it first captured my eyes when I was
look in the websites that you provided in the national archives and other websites that are posted
in the moodle site. I looked into the history of America and American progress and I came across
this image of John Gast. I did further research and came across John Gast revisited manifest
density by Thomas Henneman. Actually, looking at his work he seems like a historian and cares
about the environment. He has a lot of nature pictures, and he had this picture that captured my
eyes. Then, I looked at the words like manifest density and came across words like social
Darwinism. This changed my LOT.
My original LOI was on imperialism of the New America. When I came across the idea
of Darwinism, I was like let me develop my LOI on the idea of natural selection which is
supported by Darwinism and the image helped me capture the right ideas to support my
arguments. I did hit a lot ofroadblocks. For example: what can do to develop my LOI?, weather
I should do it on capital America, racism, and many ideas where not very appealing. However,
the idea of social Darwinism helps to portray this message to the audience with using different
ideas that I would not like to spoil it for you but to read the paper. My group members liked my
paper because it was very clear to the point. Few students said it was very solid and it supported
very thoughtful provoking thinking that the reader can see that the writer is not biased. It
portrays both sides of the viewpoints and keeps the audience focused throughout the paper.
According to Marker eye, I think I can still improve the paper further and so if you think
I need to change some things please do let me know. I thought at first that I am going to be a
typical minority whining about the inferiority of the inferior race and thinking that my audience
will probably hate it, but I guess reading a lot of paper on social Darwinism helped me or I guess
encouraged me to write this paper from a different stand point. I was like maybe I should just
change my topic and write about a chronic disease.
I think I like the RAP more than the PLP because it really makes you think and make you
integrates my different pieces of material. It's not just about you but also about what other
people think, and We live in a community so it good to know what going on in our everyday life.
Hence, the word Rhetorical and it make you think about yourself and voices your opinion in a
formal way. I think RAPs are more interesting because of the idea of LaI is far better than what
they teach you in Honors ENG 1103 about the claim. Not to mock the English department but I
think they should teach LOl. Honors!! honors!! ... I think it really makes students think that
they are great writers and creates a superior complex, but that can be said about many things in
life. They just put students in 1103 because they did well in high school and SAT. I can improve
RAP by getting some more suggestions from my peers. I hope I am improving in my writing
skills. I think I can make sure that my message is sent clearly to my audience before I put it in
my portfolio.
Manifest Destiny /
(1) What is manifest destiny? It is an idea to have a rapid expansion from the east to west.
Where many Americans settled towards the west and the Homestead Act achieved this dreams. ..
The Homestead Act was signed by Abraham Lincoln where people could lay rightful claim to a
land if the settled on it for more than five years while also farming on that land ("Teaching with
documents: Homestead act of 1862"). According to law, settlers moved to the west and improved 11
uncultivated land and farmed on this land. The main reason why Americans found a way to take
over land from Native Americans because they did not cultivated on them. The picture b,1w
clearly represents some arguments that Thomas Henneman interprets. w ~ £ . . - J . . . ~ ':
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. (2)He adapted this picture from Jolm Gast. Jolm Gast helped to symbolize the American
progress by showing the nineteenth century America. The picture represents both positive and
negative aspects of the American progress. Its shows the white man has the power of teclmology ,
and it can be indicated by the cargos, railroads and telephone lines. Henneman emphasized
transportation by showing freeways, a Maglev train, F-22 jet fighters and space shuttle. With
teclmology comes power because it's the leading force to survival. Teclmology is the natural
selection that helps Americans evolve and survive in hard conditions. Americans are strong / Ct
because of teclmology, and it helps to support the arguments that railroads are faster than horses. :,,-t.o4
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(3)Teclmology makes living standards better and helps Americans transport goods and
resources to long distance areas. People were able to get resources that they were not able to get
those resources in the past like coal or food. For example, food would get spoiled because of the
growth of pathogenic bacteria while transporting it from one location to another due to increase
in heat. As a society, we prefer teclmologic advancement because it makes us better survivors' in
hard conditions. Americans fought many wars and learned that they had to be stronger to make a
living. The only way to achieve this goal was to improve teclmology. By looking at the picture,
Indians lack this teclmology. These groups of individuals are considered backwards because they
are using spears and rams. They don't have cargos and simple teclmology that nineteenth century
Americans had. ~
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(4)Herbert Spencer coined "survival of the fittest," meaning that the strongest group or /
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species will survive because they have competed with other species and have showed the
stronger species have adapted to this harsh environment. Similarly, Charles Darwin supports the
same idea of natural selection that when more organisms compete for the same natural resources
one group of individuals will be favored than another. In this case, land is the resource that
Americans were competing against Indians, and they got selected to survive because of weapons
of mass destruction and other technology that helped them have better standards of living than
Indians. Consequently, technology and weapons helped American progress.
(5)It may be difficult to judge whether states have acquired progress because there are no
bombs or buildings getting bombed in the picture by John Gast which is a better progress of _
American. Whereas in Hennenman painting he states "The cityscape (an aerial view of Tokyo)
fit perfectly behind Columbia." This aerial view above Columbia the angel like lady is possibly a
. representation of the Hydrogen bomb and the building that are falling in the backgrounds seems
to be the twin towers. It kind of shows the American progress of what comes around goes around
i.n a cyclic pattern. He shows both the positive and the negative aspects of American progress. In
the competitive nature of Americans comes suffering that has led to more wars than just the
revolutionary wars that was fought about 140 years ago to get rid of the British empire in the
new world.
(6)Furthermore, Hennyman states "I made the new dark future even darker than the
darkness Columbia is displacing." She is prorated as the lady of education because she holds a
book. According to Darwin, a species is an organism that is able to produce offspring. In today's
standard, only a woman can give a birth and not a man that is why in the picture a woman
(Columbia) is represented as a frontier who leads the white race to prosper. It could be well
argued that why Columbia and not a man. A woman is more appealing and draws more attention
to the eyes and faces the reality of reproducing offspring. It is also interesting of how he makes
the new dark future even darker because the idea of what comes around goes around.
v' (7)Moreover, Is the United States experiencing the same level of struggle to survive that
Indians had 140 years ago? It seems that the darkness that was representing Indians as savages in
the past now represents Americans as the savages of the future. The reason why the artist paints
, more darkness on near Columbia is because she is a representation of education. Educated
people tend to have more sympathy or have better common sense than those that are not
educated. Its shows that the darkness that is represented more on her could possibly indicate the
index of stupidity on the part of the Americans. It clearly indicates that this is a representation of
the survival of the fittest where the stronger race will survive over the inferior race, and the
possibility that this stronger race will have a better plan of evolution than the weaker race.
(8)Ultimately, Henneman shows both the negative and positive aspects of the American
progress by showing the improvement of technology at the same time how the American
progress is going into farther darkens in the future. He used the different coloring effects to show
how Columbia's is displaced a little father towards darkness and the observer can come up with
many aspects of what the picture represents of how social Darwinism has help American
progress and in the same way portray the darkens that American future is heading with its
innovation.
representation of the Hydrogen bomb and the building that are falling in the backgrounds seems
to be the twin towers. It kind of shows the American progress of what comes around goes around
in a cyclic pattern. He shows both the positive and the negative aspects of American progress. In
the competitive nature of Americans comes suffering that has led to more wars thanjust the
revolutionary wars that was fought about 140 years ago to get rid of the British empire in the
new world.
(6)Furthermore, Henneman states "I made the new dark future even darker than the
darkness Columbia is displacing." She is prorated as the lady of education because she holds a
book. According to Darwin, a species is an organism that is able to produce offspring. In today's
standard, only a woman can give a birth and not a man that is why in the picture a woman
(Columbia) is represented as a frontier who leads the white race to prosper. It could be well
argued that why Columbia and not a man. A woman is more appealing and draws more attention
to the eyes and faces the reality of reproducing offspring. It is also interesting of how he makes
the new dark future even darker because the idea of what comes around goes around.
(7)Moreover, Is the United States experiencing the same level of struggle to survive that
Indians had 140 years ago? It seems that the darkness that was representing Indians as savages in
the past now represents Americans as the savages of the future. The reason why the artist paints
more darkness on near Columbia is because she is a representation of education. Educated
people tend to have more sympathy or have better common sense than those that are not
educated. Its shows that the darkness that is represented more on her could possibly indicate the
index of stupidity on the part ofthe Americans. It clearly indicates that this is a representation of
the survival of the fittest where the stronger race will survive over the inferior race, and the
possibility that this stronger race will have a better plan of evolution than the weaker race.
(8)Ultimately, Henneman shows both the negative and positive aspects of the American
progress by showing the improvement of technology at the same time how the American
progress is going into farther darkens in the future. He used the different coloring effects to show
how Columbia's is displaced a little father towards darkness and the observer can come up with
many aspects of what the picture represents of how social Darwinism has help American
progress and in the same way portray the darkens that American future is heading with its
innovation.
Work cited
Thomas Henneman. American Progress by John Gast - Manifest Destiny Revisited 2010.
levator. Big Rock Illinois Northwest Community Hospital South Pavilion. Web. 28 February
2012.
-<...&ltp:/JiiennemanphofO:conJtagljulm-gaW>.
with documents: Homestead Act of 1862." National Archives. Web. 27 February

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Darwinism Emerges and Is Used to Justify Imperialism, Racism, and Conservative
Economic and Social Policies." Book rags. 28 February 2012.
<http://www.bookrags.comlresearchlsocial-darwinism-emerges-and-is-use-scit-0512/>.
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(4)Herbert Spencer coined "survival of the fittest," meaning that the strongest group or
species will survive because they have competed with other species and have showed the
stronger species have adapted to this harsh environment. Similarly, Charles Darwin supports the
same idea of natural selection that when more organisms compete for the same natural resources
one group of individuals will be favored than another. In this case, land is the resource that
Americans were competing against Indians, and they got selected to survive because of weapons
of mass destruction and other technology that helped them have better standards of living than
Indians. Consequently, technology and weapons helped American progress.
~ t ~ (5)It may be difficult to judge whether states have acquired progress because there are no
bombs or buildings getting bombed in the picture by John Gast which is a better progress of
American. Whereas in Hennenman painting he states "The cityscape (an aerial view of Tokyo)
fit perfectly behind Columbia." This aerial view above Columbia the angel like lady is possibly a
representation of the Hydrogen bomb and the building that are falling in the backgrounds seems
to be the twin towers. It kind of shows the American progress of what comes around goes around
in a cyclic pattern. He shows both the positive and the negative aspects of American progress. In
the competitive nature of Americans comes suffering that has led to more wars than just the
revolutionary wars that was fought about 140 years ago to get rid of the British empire in the
new world. / I e fI tl I 1/\ ..J liS
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(6)Furthennore, Henneman ates "I made the new dark future even darker than the
darkness Columbia is displacing." She is prorated as the lady of education because she holds a
book. According to Darwin, a species is an organism that is able to produce offspring. In today's
standard, only a woman can give a birth and not a man that is why in the picture a woman
(Columbia) is represented as a frontier who leads the white race to prosper. It could be well
argued that why Columbia and not a man. A woman is more appealing and draws more attention
to the eyes and faces the reality of reproducing offspring. It is also interesting of how he makes
the new dark future even darker because the idea of what comes around goes around.
(7)Moreover, Is the United States experiencing the same level of struggle to survive that
Indians had 140 years ago? It seems that the darkness that was representing Indians as savages in
the past now represents Americans as the savages of the future. The reason why the artist paints
more darkness on near Columbia is because she is a representation of education. Educated
people tend to have more sympathy or have better common sense than those that are not
educated. Its shows that the darkness that is represented more on her could possibly indicate the
index of stupidity on the part of the Americans. It clearly indicates that this is a representation of
the survival of the fittest where the stronger race will survive over the inferior race, and the
possibility that this stronger race will have a better plan of evolution than the weaker race.
(8)Ultimately, Henneman shows both the negative and positive aspects of the American
progress by showing the improvement of technology at the same time how the American
progress is going into farther darkens in the future. He used the different coloring effects to show
how Columbia's is displaced a little father towards darkness and the observer can come up with
many aspects of what the picture represents of how social Darwinism has help American
progress and in the same way portray the darkens that American future is heading with its
innovation.