The Life And Writing Of E.B. White

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On July 11, 1899, in Mount Vernon, New York, Elwyn Brooks White was born. His father was Samuel Tilly White, a piano manufacturer. He was married to Jessie Hart White. White was the youngest of six children. His father was raised from humble beginnings, and became the president of Horace Waters and Company, a piano firm. Due to White's father being in the music business, he grew up surrounded by music. White began playing the piano at a young age, but his real passion, even as a child, was writing (White, E.B. 1).
As a child, White had many influences. William J. Long and Ernest Seton Thompson both wrote animal stories that influenced White and his writing style (The Paris Review). White was also influenced by the assassination of the U.S. President William McKinley. On September 6, 1901, President McKinley was shot at 4:07 p.m. by Leon Czolgosz. Due to the presence of the bullets in the body, Gynecologsit, Dr. Mathew Mann was ubale to find any bullets during surgery. President William McKinldy later died of gangrene on September 14, 1901. That afternoon, Vice President Theodore Roosevelt was sworn in as the new President. After Leon Czolgosz's trial on September 23, he was electrocuted in October 29, 1901 (President McKinley Assassinated).
In 1902, the U.S. passed the Chinese Exclusion Act, there was also an extension of the Chinese Exclusion Act called the 1902 Scott Act. It was an act to prohibit the immigration, and to regulate the population of the Chinese people within the United States (U.S. Immigration Legislation: 1902 Scott Act). From 1914 to 1919, World War 1 occurred. In 1913, the French enacted Plan XVII where they called for quick mobilization in response to a German attack through Belgium. German troops moved south into France at the same time that the French and British troops moved north to meet them. The two armies met each other in a stalemate. When neither side had moved by September of 1914, both sides dug trenches, where the war would later be fought. Austria-Hungary officially declared war on July 28, 1914, after the assassination of Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie. The war was between the Allied Forces and the Central Powers. Fighting for the Allied Forces were France, United Kingdom, Russia, and Serbia. On the other side, Austria-Hungary, and Germany fought for the Central Powers. Germany did not want to fight both Russia in the east, and France in the west. In response, Germany enacted their long-standing Schlieffen Plan. The Schlieffen Plan was created by Alfred Grafvon Schlieffen. Schlieffen was the chief of the German General staff from 1891 to 1905. Overall, there were around 10 million military deaths and 20 million people wounded. The U.S. entered World War 1 in 1917, after the sinking of the Lusitania by a German U boat. Then millions of troops were sent to fight in France, where they suffered major casualties. World War 1 ended in 1919, when the Treaty of Versailles was signed (World...

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