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Tess Levitan Professor Levine March 14, 2009 EN 274-301 New York Historical Society Assignment Upon visiting the New York Historical Society for the very first time I decided to spend most of my time in the “Grant and Lee in War and Peace” exhibit since it seemed to relate to the material we covered in class. The first section of the exhibit featured art from cadets that had attended west point; art was used to help depict the enemy forces. I was most amused by the elaborate playing cards crafted by James Longstreet. Another interesting display was about the engineering/drawing tools that the cadets were taught to use which included a compass for drawing perfect circles; West Point featured the nation’s first engineering program. I was also impressed that cadets were educated in math, chemistry, horsemanship, French, and management of men and equipment, although I did find it strange that they were not taught Spanish seeing as how Mexico would play a critical role in the shape of America. Entering the Mexican section I was surprised to find that slavery was in fact prohibited in
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This note was uploaded on 06/25/2009 for the course EN 274 taught by Professor Marionlevine during the Spring '09 term at Fashion Institute.

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