J.P. Morgan John Pierpont Morgan was born in Hartford, Connecticut on April 17, 1837. His father, Junius Spencer Morgan was a very wealthy and well off financier, it was his father who had taught J.P. about the family’s finances and business, which he was going to inherit as he became older. J.P. was a very talented young individual and was willing student who was educated at Boston’s English High School and then had enrolled in the University of Gottingen, in Germany. When he was in high school J.P. had already traveled and explored much of Europe and had sparked his love of art, which would stay with him throughout his life. After he had graduated from Gottingen at the age of 20, he had traveled back to New York to pursue a career in finance.
I don’t know why, that is just the image that I had. Do not judge. When I imagine this professor, he is tenured at a very prestigious university, like Harvard or Yale. For the purposes of this essay and this exercise, he was a professor at Harvard. Harvard has been respected for its academic excellence for many, many years and it is assumed that it has produced some of the finest minds of our time.
He enrolled at Swarthmore College and graduated with high honors. He then left for Scotland to attend school at St. Andrews. After several different stops in his educating career, he ended up at Harvard University as an assistant to a professor, where he found himself editing history books for the University. The year was 1939 and World War II was just beginning. America had not yet stepped into the war, but the population knew that America’s involvement was inevitable.
He was the second child and only son of Sol Salinger and Marie Jillich Salinger (Fiene 3609). His mother changed her name to Miriam upon converting to Judaism. Salinger’s father, an importer of meat, was a highly successful businessman (Fiene 3609). This remarkable author has been inspired by his own life, overcoming all the bad experiences in life and carrying the good
Despite his mother’s wishes of him becoming a farmer, he choose to move to Harlem in 1933. This was the beginning of a whirlwind life of studies taught by some of the world’s leading educators and mentors. His travels took him all over the globe. He developed friendships with many powerful and sometimes controversial people. In 1996, award winning actor Wesley Snipes, Executive Produced and narrated a documentary on the life of John Henrik Clarke.
Psychologists throughout the years have influenced our world by motivating people to explore themselves beyond their means and consciences. One, extremely influential figure in the history of psychology is named Lawrence Kohlberg. He was born in Bronxville, New York on October 15, 1927 to a family of wealth. As a child, he portrayed “concern for the welfare of others by volunteering as a sailor in World War II and later working to smuggle Jews through the British Blockade into Palestine.” (Long, n.d., p. 2) “It was upon his graduation from Phillips, however, that Kohlberg first began to recognize his passion for the Zionist cause, and, following his graduation, he enlisted as an engineer on a carrier ship.” (Long, n.d., p. 2) His new interest in morality surely helped strengthen his personal views in regard to his impending findings as a psychologist. His captivation towards the elements of psychology continued further as he “grew increasingly fascinated by the cognitive development work proposed by Swiss theorist Jean Piaget, and focused his efforts on the moral development of children for his dissertation.
For my research paper I chose to focus on Lil Wayne. I admire him because he is hard working and he has gone through a lot to achieve his American dream and he never gave up on it. Lil Wayne's American dream was to have a better life for himself and move his family out of the ghetto. He had been trying to do that since he was young and then he finally got discovered at the age of 13 by Birdman who was a well-known local producer. He took Lil Wayne to the top and even though he had to drop out of high school it was wroth it because he is now worth over 24 Million dollars.
Lawrence Kohlberg was born into an affluent family in 1927, in Bronxville, New York. He attended a private academy during his high school years in Andover, Massachusetts. Kohlberg signed up to become an engineer on a ship during World War II and as a result became involved in a plight to help the Jews in Israel by smuggling them out of the country. He then enrolled in the University of Chicago and obtained his bachelor’s degree within the year. He continued with pursuing his graduate work in psychology, and became entrenched in the ideology of Piaget’s Theory of Cognitive Development.
Also the fact that my family background has a lot of interesting history to it. My father is Huingarian and moved from Hungary to England when he was a child with his parents and two brothers. When he was around five his parents took him and his brothers to Cameroon in Africa as his father was a doctor over there. My father is really well educated he went to university at the age of 17 to study chemical engineering at Imperial College London, he has since been working successfully ever since all over the world. HE loves to travel and is interested in other cultures and can speak many different languages, this has really worn off on me.
Talcott Parsons was born in Colorado, USA in 1902. He graduated from Amherst College in 1924 and went on to spend a year at the LSE before gaining his PHD at Heidelberg University in 1927. In 1931 he began to teach sociology at Harvard University. He stayed there until his retirement in 1973 and died in 1979 in Munich. His work was very influential within the United States during the 1940s and 50s and is generally considered to constitute an entire school of social theory.