Tutor profile: Arieal F.
Subject: American Sign Language
Please name the first credited teacher of American Sign Language, his origin and what made him unique?
Laurent Clerc was the first teacher of American Sign Language, he traveled to the United states with Gallaudet and founded the first deaf school in America in Connecticut. He was a native Frenchman who traveled to the United States per Gallaudet's request to be the first teacher in Gallaudet's school. The school opened in 1817, and he taught 31 students his first year, including Alice Cogswheel who is credited as being the first student. What makes Mr. Clerc unique was that he too was Deaf.
Though Watson and Pavlov are credited in Psychology as the Fathers of Behaviorism, in what fundamental way did B.F. Skinner change the focus of Psychology and how it is used today?
During the 1940's, Psychoanalytic thought had gained a strong foothold in the practice of psychology and the definition of what it was - B.F. Skinner reasserted fundamental principles of behaviorism and a belief in antecedents and consequence - specifically, if a stimulus is followed by a response, the action can be measured clearly without having to make inferences on thought or feelings.
Subject: US History
The US Civil war is remembered as the war against slavery, in fact the leading issues were more complicated than this; please list at least 2 leading reasons why, excluding slavery, the Union fought the Confederation, and what year the Civil War occurred?
The Civil War was an inevitable occurrence due to cultural conflicts, economics and core beliefs. One particular reason was due to State Rights; at the time specific states wanted the freedom to abolish federal law within their states, for greater freedoms against federal legislation. They disagreed with specific laws regarding slave restrictions on travel. Another reason the Civil War occurred was `due to territorial expansion, the South wanted the freedom to expand in Western Territories with slaves, while the newly voted in Republican President and his northern party members believed in white labor being the only option while expanding into the western territories. The Civil War began in 1861, April
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