Mixing developmental biology and evolution provides a wonderful perspective on evolution.
On April 19,around 9: A massive bomb inside a rental truck exploded, blowing half of the nine-story building into oblivion. A stunned nation watched as the bodies of men, women, and children were pulled from the rubble for nearly two weeks.
When the smoke cleared and the exhausted rescue workers packed up and left, people were dead in the worst terrorist attack on U. Just 90 minutes after the explosion, an Oklahoma Highway Patrol officer pulled over year-old Timothy McVeigh for driving without a license plate.
Shortly before he was to be released on April 21, McVeigh was recognized as a bombing suspect and was charged with the bombing. When McVeigh's ex-Army buddy, Terry Nichols, discovered that he, too, was wanted for questioning, he voluntarily surrendered to police in Herington, Kansas, and was later charged in the bombing.
The federal raids at the Branch Davidian compound at Waco and the cabin of white separatist Randy Weaver at Ruby Ridge brought McVeigh's anti-government hatred to a head.
He decided it was time for action, not words. He packed a Ryder truck with explosives, lit the fuses, parked it outside the federal building and walked away without looking back. McVeigh was sentenced to death. Nichols was tried separately, convicted of Involuntary Manslaughter and Concpiracy to Use a Weapon of Mass Destruction, and was sentenced to life imprisonment without parole.
McVeigh was unrepentant to the bitter end, claiming that the true terrorist was the U. Government, and referring to the killing of scores of innocent children in Oklahoma City as "collateral damage.
McVeigh, WL D. Two pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream Final Words: McVeigh made no final remarks but gave witnesses a handwritten copy of English poet William Ernest Henley's poem, "Invictus": Under the bludgeonings of chance my head is bloody, but unbowed Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City.
He was convicted of 11 United States federal offenses, and was sentenced to death and executed for his role in the April 19, bombing. His act, which killed people, was the deadliest event of domestic terrorism in the United States, and the deadliest act of terrorism within United States borders until the September 11, attacks.
He was the middle child of three, and the only male child. His family was Irish Catholic. He was picked on by bullies at school, and took refuge in a fantasy world in which he retaliated against them; he would later come to regard the U.
Government as the ultimate bully. He earned his high school diploma from Starpoint Central High School. McVeigh was known throughout his life as a loner; his only known affiliations were voter registration with the Republican Party when he lived in New York, and a membership in the National Rifle Association while in the military.
His grandfather introduced him to guns, with which he became fascinated.
McVeigh told people he wanted to be a gun shop owner, and he sometimes took a gun to school to impress the other boys. After graduating high school with honors, he became intensely interested in gun rights and the Second Amendment to the United States Constitution, and devoured right-wing, pro-militia magazines such as Soldier of Fortune and Spotlight.
He went to work for Burke Armored Car Service. McVeigh was shy and was said to have only had one girlfriend during his high school years. McVeigh would later tell journalists that he always said the wrong thing to women he was trying to impress.
Religious beliefs After his parents' divorce, McVeigh lived with his father; his sisters moved to Florida with their mother. He and his father were devout Roman Catholics who often attended daily Mass.
In a recorded interview with Time Magazine McVeigh professed his belief in "a God", although he said he had "sort of lost touch with" Catholicism and "never really picked it [back] up".
The Guardian reported that McVeigh wrote a letter claiming to be an agnostic. He was given the Catholic sacrament of Viaticum before his execution. Michel and Herbeck comment on the process of brutalization he went through as a recruit: He had been a top scoring gunner with the 25mm cannon of the light-armored Bradley Fighting Vehicles used by the U.
McVeigh later would say that the Army taught him how to switch off his emotions. McVeigh wanted to join the Green Berets, the Army's elite special forces. After returning from the Gulf War, he entered the program for training to become a Green Beret, but dropped out quickly after sustaining blisters from new boots issued for a 5-mile march.
He had disregarded advice to wait until he had rebuilt stamina lost during the war. Shortly thereafter, McVeigh decided to leave the Army and was discharged on December 31, Introduction to the Movie and Closing: Before showing the movie, tell the class that the film shows a realistic view of jury deliberations.
At the end of the movie, tell the class that the conviction of innocent people is still a serious problem in the United States. News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services. 12 Angry Men: Sample essays (justice/jurors) Topic: “This is one of the reasons we are strong.” Through his play, Twelve Angry Men, Reginald Rose suggest that the judicial system has more strengths than it does flaws.
other jurors still base their votes on biases, attitudes and personal experiences. The 3 rd juror. 4 then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, Deut.
and dwell. 12 Angry Men Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for 12 Angry Men is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
The title of the play is '12 Angry Men,' and it certainly does have an understanding of how particularly men settle problems in a confrontational, often personal, manner. There is a definite competitiveness, especially between 3rd Juror and 8th Juror, that is somehow intrinsically masculine.