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  • The Crusades were a religious military and economic movement that occu
    The Crusades were a religious, military, and economic movement that occurred between the 11th and the 14th century. The main cause of the Crusades was the difference in ideas between the two faiths, Christianity and Islam. Both the Western European and Byzantine Christians were concerned that the Muslims occupied the "Christian Territory" of Palestine and Syria, including Jerusalem, which was the birth place of Christ. The Muslims, who believed in Allah as their one true god were considered ene ...
  • James Cook was a British naval captain navigator and explorer who
    James Cook was a British naval captain, navigator, and explorer, who explored the sea ways and coasts of Canada. He also conducted three expeditions to the Pacific Ocean, ranging from the Antarctic ice fields to the Bering Strait and from the coasts of North America to Australia and New Zealand. James Cook was the son of a farmhand migrant from Scotland. While he was still a child, his father became the foreman on a farm in a neighboring village. He showed signs of an inquiring and able mind an ...
  • Art
    Art: Vincent Van Gogh's Paintings Throughout Vincent William van Gogh's artistic career, he was mocked and rejected by intellectuals. An intellectual is defined as "a person who is well informed and intelligent, and interested in activities involving the intellect" (World 1,096). By this definition, we can therefore assume that critics of art, would be intellectuals. The viewpoint critics had of his work then as opposed to the viewpoint they have now is rather ironic. Over the last century, Van ...
  • Architecture of the World
    Architecture of the World by Andrew M. Rivlin English IIC-4th Block Mrs. Jump and Mr. Holtmeyer March 10, 1998 Architecture is an expression of ones mind, found around the world in many different forms. Architecture is influenced by many highlights. The countries of Japan, France, and Australia all have very different forms. Their architectural forms are expressed by religions, professions, climate, and modern technologies. From the construction of ancient buildings on scratch paper to sketches ...
  • Reviews of Ruth Rendell's books
    Reviews of Ruth Rendell's books Ruth Rendell has won many awards. She has received these awards from the Crime Writer's Associatin Gold Dagger for 1976's for best crime novel, from the Mystery Writers of America in 1984 for the best short story, from the 1990 Sunday Times and the Crime Writers' Association for outstanding contribution to the genre. In 1996, she was awarded the CBE. She resides with her husband in Suffolk and lives in a sixteenth century farmhouse. Ruth Rendell also goes under a ...
  • The Internet is a method of communication and a source of
    The Internet is a method of communication and a source of information that is becoming more popular among those who are interested in, and have the time to surf the information superhighway. The problem with much information being accessible to this many people is that some of it is deemed inappropriate for minors. The government wants censorship, but a segment of the population does not. Within this examination of the topic of, Government Intervention of the Internet, I will attempt to express ...
  • The city of brotherly is becoming the most visited metropolis in the U
    The ³city of brotherly² is becoming the most visited metropolis in the United States because it is rich with history, culinary cuisine, and local attractions (Avenue of the Arts & Museums). The lodging sector is trying to stay abreast with the increased demand for rooms by constructing twelve new hotels that will be located throughout the city. The director of human resources at the Sheraton University City hotel appeared to be concerned that the construction of the new hotels would increase or ...
  • Adolf Hitler
    Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was born at an inn in Braunau, Austria, near the German border to Mr. Alois Hitler and Mrs. Klara Poizl on April 20, 1889. When in grade school, he always got good marks in all of his classes. Nobody is sure why, but later, when he got into high school he got low marks, possibly starting with his short, bad temper. In 1914 he joined the German army, later fighting in World War One, being only 25. In 1919 he started the infamous Nazi party, later to drop out of the army ...
  • Though Yi was at first angry with Chang O he did love her and quickly
    Though Yi was at first angry with Chang O, he did love her and quickly forgave her. To make her more comfortable on the cold moon, he built her a magnificent palace out of fragrant cinnamon wood. But Yi can only visit his wife once a month on the night of the new moon. This is the reason why the moon is gone for about one day every month, it is because Yi is visiting Chang O. Some other things that this mythology explains are why there are no mountains between Jizhou and the Han River and why m ...
  • The Truth About Chain Gangs and Convict Labor
    The Truth About Chain Gangs and Convict Labor Outline Thesis: From the early chain gangs to the prison industries of today, prisoners have been used as labor in the United States. I. Definition A. Definition of convict labor B. Definition of chain gangs and prison industries II. Chain Gangs A. Early history B. Mid-history C. Decline D. Present E. Curtis Brown III. Convict Labor A. Statistics B. Reasons for C. Reasons against D. Other benefits E. Types of jobs IV. Main Points Restated A. Best ar ...
  • The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas One of the mos
    The Renaissance period had a great impact in many areas. One of the most obvious areas to see is in the Renaissance art. Renaissance art was something new to everyone at the time and varied from previous art in many ways. Renaissance art and Medieval art for example had many differences. In order to see a difference between these two different styles of art, characteristics of each must first be given. The first to be discussed will be the Renaissance. The Italian Renaissance was called the beg ...
  • "The American Century"
    "The American Century" Change has been a constant process in the United States. Americans have experienced some very tough times, but has always pulled through. There have been some great improvements in American society, especially in the last one hundred and thirty years. Because of all the military, political, and economical changes between 1870 through 1910, Historians have branded the twentieth century as "The American Century". Only because of the United States past can historians even th ...
  • How Does Technology Effect UsHow Technology Effects Modern America
    How Does Technology Effect Us?How Technology Effects Modern America U.S. Wage Trends The microeconomic picture of the U.S. has changed immensely since 1973, and the trends are proving to be consistently downward for the nation’s high school graduates and high school drop-outs. “Of all the reasons given for the wage squeeze – international competition, technology, deregulation, the decline of unions and defense cuts – technology is probably the most critical. It has favored the educated and the ...
  • The article entitled Lingenfelter Twin-Turbo Corvette
    The article entitled “Lingenfelter Twin-Turbo Corvette” claims that the Ligenfelter Twin-Turbo Corvette is the fastest production car in the US today. This statement appeals to the General Motors enthusiasts that have longed for a Chevy that can go out and pick on the Dodge Vipers. The reason they can make this incredible claim is that the car is outfitted with a stage one engine kit designed and produced by John Lingenfelter. With the knowledge of Lingenfelters drag racing background, and his ...
  • It can be said that one is ultimately responsible for their own destin
    It can be said that one is ultimately responsible for their own destiny within their own lives. This includes fortune, as well as misfortune. Victor Frankenstein of Geneva is responsible for his own downfall and death in Mary Shelley’s work, Frankenstein. It can be argued that Victor is a victim of the Creation’s vengeance and rage upon Victor for his own tragic life, but several factors prove that Victor brought his own tragedy upon himself. His passion and quest for knowledge as well as fame ...
  • Italian Renaissance
    Italian Renaissance The Italian Renaissance was a time of rebirth, questioning and exploration in Italy beginning in the early 1300’s. During this time the arts, sciences, and literary philosophy flourished. Italian scholars and artists studied the work, learnings, and art of the ancient Roman and Greeks in attempts to recapture the works of ancient Greece and Rome in their own literary and philosophic works. The Italian Renaissance overlapped a period called the Middle or Dark Ages. This was a ...
  • Georges Braque
    Georges Braque Georges Braque was a great man who helped create cubism along with Picasso.What is cubeism? well its a Movement in painting and sculpture developed by Picasso and Braque from about 1907 and recognized as one of the great turning points in Western art. Cubism made a radical break from the idea of art as the imitation of nature that had dominated European painting and sculpture since the Renaissance, for Picasso and Braque aimed to depict objects as they are knows rather than as th ...
  • Great Chief Justice
    Great Chief Justice In today’s time most lawyers are not thought of as great minds. Instead they are thought of as cheats and trouble. In 1755, in Virginia, John Marshall was born. He was distantly related to Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence, but they shared no similarities. The main differences between these two men were their opposing political beliefs. Thomas Jefferson believed in state sovereignty while John Marshall thought that there should be a strong centraliz ...
  • JULIUS CAESAR ESSAY
    JULIUS CAESAR ESSAY: In literature, characters are often unrealistic, and rarely do they portray those special features that make them human. William Shakespeare was one of the few able to create characters with truly human features .His talent for doing this is clearly illus trated in one of his most well known plays, Julius Caesar . This is the fascinating story based on true history of the birth of the Roman Empire, beginning with the brutal assassination of their leader, Julius Caesar. Thre ...
  • Roman Raju
    Roman Raju SCOI 201-02 C., Edwards April 13,1999 These men are madmen and of the most dangerous sort, for their lunacy is not continuous, but occasional ... it is secretive so that when most active it is to the average mind not distinguishable from sanity. (Fort, 9) This is a quote by Herman Melville that shows the gravity of the problem drug abusers pose to society. He states that most abusers are normal until drugs render them madmen. Therefore addicts can be difficult to recognize because th ...
  • Evil Emperors
    Evil Emperors Block F Augustus was one of the single most extraordinary emperors to ever rule the Roman Empire, he was also the first. Augustus set a precept for emperors to come. Some emperors followed it, some tried, and some didn’t try at all. My report is about two emperors of Rome that didn’t rule in light of Augustus, and probably couldn’t help it, considering they were most definitely insane. Caligula Gaius Caesar was born in the ancient city of Antium on August 31, 12 A.D.. Gaius had tw ...
  • The premise of Affirmative Action desegregation and equality for all t
    The premise of Affirmative Action: desegregation and equality for all through aid to minorities and women based on race and gender is rooted on a noble concept. However, since the 1960s and the Civil Rights era, this "concept" has lost its direction. Although created with the intention to enable minorities and women equal opportunities as their dominant (white male) counterparts, many Americans may feel that Affirmative Action is " a regulatory structure to be dismantled more then a vision to b ...
  • I came to this country in July 94 I spent some time in learning life-s
    I came to this country in July, 94. I spent some time in learning life-style, traditions, and learning English in a country where I knew nothing. Because I came here when I was in eight grade, I put my self in to school with little knowledge of English. While wondering in highly ambitious atmosphere were fellow classmates have sparkling dreams, I also developed the hunger within myself to pursue a degree. Out of many choices of careers, I choose to be a electrical engineer for following reasons ...
  • Niccolo Machiavelli 1469 - 1527 were Florentinecontemporaries who work
    Niccolo Machiavelli (1469 - 1527) were Florentinecontemporaries who worked for the government of Florence and who wrote about the histories oftheir city and country as well as about the politics of their time. Their philosophies toward politicalscience and the value of history were formed in the crucible of Florentine politics, especially in theafter math of the 1494 invasion by France and Charles VIII in the Italian Wars. Although friends and admirers of each other, their social classes and al ...
  • Slave Life
    Slave Life The warm climate, boundless fields of fertile soil, long growing seasons, and numerous waterways provided favorable conditions for farming plantations in the South (Foster). The richness of the South depended on the productivity of the plantations (Katz 3-5). With the invention of the cotton gin, expansion of the country occurred. This called for the spread of slavery (Foster). Slaves, owned by one in four families, were controlled from birth to death by their white owners. Black men ...
  • Tourette Syndrome A Misunderstood Disorder
    Tourette Syndrome: A Misunderstood Disorder Tourette Syndrome (TS) is one of the most misunderstood neurological disorders. My first exposure to TS was, when I was quite young, seeing a man on the popular television show “L.A. Law” insult Vanna White. The media has continually portrayed people with TS as foul-mouthed comic relief. This is not the case. Tourette Syndrome is a very common and complicated disorder that effects children with it greatly. In 1885, a young French neurologist, Gilles d ...
  • Jimi HendrixReflections of the Man Through the Development of His Albu
    Jimi Hendrix:Reflections of the Man Through the Development of His Album Thomas Bowen UWC 4, Hampton November 4, 1996 On November 27, 1942, Jimi Hendrix was born as John Allen Hendrix in Washington at Seattle General Hospital. His childhood was not a privileged one, however, he did indulge himself in one particular way: Jimi loved to play the guitar. At first he played an old acoustic, and later a cheap Silvertone electric, which were both strung for a lefty on a right-handed guitar, one of the ...
  • A committee on Outrages was appointed and from its report we gather th
    A committee on Outrages was appointed, and from it’s report we gather the following facts showing the actual condition of the State. Out of forty-five counties, murders of colored men during the past year are reported in seventeen counties, and we are informed these murders are very common.1 This passage was from a black convention held in Macon, Georgia, during the year 1870. That was the period directly following the north’s victory in the Civil War, and the whites contempt for blacks was at ...
  • Jazz is the audible history of racial integration in
    Jazz is the audible history of racial integration in America. As a musical style it is distinguished by it's emphasis upon improvisation, blues influenced tonality, and syncopated swing rhythm. Created originally by African Americans in the New Orleans area, jazz is an integration and synthesis of European and African ideas. Euro-American culture contributed concepts of sectional and different musical form, functional harmony, metric rhythm (4/4 meter), and brass instruments. Africa provided th ...
  • The Soviet Union has quite an interesting past They have been part of
    The Soviet Union has quite an interesting past. They have been part of both World Wars, they were at one time ranked as the first world power, and they created new jobs in industries. All these events had to have had at least one brain behind it. These brains were of the many leaders of the Soviet system. Lenin, Stalin, Khrushchev, Brezhnev, Andropov, and Chernenko were some of the Soviet Unions leaders that shaped their history to what it is today. It is their leaders that changed the world th ...
  • Evan Shelby Sr came here from the mother country and brought his famil
    Evan Shelby Sr. came here from the mother country and brought his family to the colonies and accumulated a vast amount of wealth while here for a short time before his death. Evan Shelby Jr. his oldest son, was very active for his new home land, by obtaining the rank of Brig. General of the militia in the American Revolution and Evan Shelby Jr.'s son Isaac Shelby a very decorated Revolutionary War hero and the first governor of Kentucky. The above mentioned gentlemen are direct ancestors of min ...
  • History of Lacrosse
    History of Lacrosse What is the history of lacrosse? It is a topic that holds interesting for me in two respects. First, I enjoy all types of history, so learning the who's and what's of the sport is interesting to me. Second, I play lacrosse and knowing who and how the sport was developed would help and interest me. How the game of lacrosse was played. What they used to play with, the types of sticks and balls. Rules used to play, team size, and the basic aspects of the game. The differences b ...
  • THE INTIFADA
    THE INTIFADA Throughout history, people had encountered certain hardships, whether ethnicity or plain simple prejudice. There were hardships on blacks because of slavery, while Germany, on the other hand, was committed to "ethnic cleansing" during Hitler's reign. In both instances the suppressors believed they were more superior or obligated to do what they did. The issue of Palestine, or present-day Israel, dates back to about the 13th century BC. "The oldest sources in Gaza, tell us that it ( ...
  • Since WWII Indias major relationships with other countries has affecte
    Since WWII, India’s major relationships with other countries has affected Indian life politically and economically. Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, the U.S., and the USSR all had some influence that altered the culture and history of India. INDIA AND PAKISTAN After WWII Britain agreed to free India, at the same time riots broke out between the Hindu and the Muslims. To settle this dispute, Britain gave the Muslims control of the land in western and eastern India in 1947. This partition, or div ...
  • Congenital Stationary Night Blindness
    Congenital Stationary Night Blindness Amie Gingras One in 100,000 people struggle when the lights go down because they cannot see in dim light, observe the stars, drive after dusk or function well at nighttime social events. In this report, I have attempted to define CSNB, describe the disorder's history, explain how the condition is detected and summarize what happens in dim-light vision. What is Congenital Stationary Night Blindness and what are its symptoms? Congenital Stationary Night Blind ...
  • The death penalty is a necessary evil that has a positive effect on so
    The death penalty is a necessary evil that has a positive effect on society today. It is an effective deterent of crime as well as a safeguard for society. It also helps to keep order in our cities. Furthermore, I fell it is a just and effective punishment for those who have commited crimes heinous enough to deserve death. The death penalty is not a new idea in our world. Its origins date back over 3,700 years to the Babylonian civilization, where it was prescribed for a variety of crimes. (Cap ...
  • South America is heavily populated with Spanish speaking inhabitants T
    South America is heavily populated with Spanish speaking inhabitants. The history is of vast interests for all people. South America has many large cities in which all play a role in the country's economy. Other interesting things about South America are important flags, foods, family life, education, and weather. There are quite a few important cities in South America. Some include: Santo Tome de Guyana, Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo, Buenos Aires, Caracas, and Salvador. Santo Tome de Guyana (know ...
  • Wrights Black Boy and Cathers My ntonia
    Wright’s Black Boy and Cather’s My Ántonia: Enlightening Tales of Literature According to critic Louise Rosenblatt, literature “enlarges our knowledge of the world and our ability to sympathize with others.” In other words, what we read in various works of literature increase our understanding of what happens during different times in varied parts of the world. They also help us to understand, and show compassion for many of the hardships people have suffered throughout history. Black Boy, by R ...
  • Greek Sculpture
    Greek Sculpture K. Hall Ancient History Greek artists remain, to this day, to be some of the most skilled craftspeople in the history of the world. The culture especially excelled in its sculptures. Although few artifacts have survived intact, these items are enough to provide us with significant knowledge of the materials, styles, and techniques and were used thousands of years ago. The sculpture of the ancient Greeks was harmonious, orderly and unified. Artists focused on the idealized human ...
  • Capitalism and Our Society
    Capitalism and Our Society From the very dawn of intelligent human interaction to the present day, the concept of capitalism has dominated the way we trade goods and acquire wealth. Except for the necessity of a simple communist society in pre-modern times, or the noble humanistic notion of a socialist society, the free market has always been the most efficient way to run the economy once the most basic needs of life have been satisfied. Only during the last several hundred years has the idea o ...
  • Eternal Life
    Eternal Life? This paper concerns itself with the question of "Is there eternal life?" In discussing eternal life I will attempt to prove that eternal life is a psychological idea that in turn becomes reality. In attempting to prove that eternal life, as an idea becomes reality, this paper will do the following steps: -give a brief history of the idea of eternal life, define the following terms, (eternal, life, reality, and ideas). I will present evidence that proves that the idea of eternal li ...
  • AN OVERVIEW OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S LIFE
    AN OVERVIEW OF ABRAHAM LINCOLN'S LIFE Abraham Lincoln was born Sunday, February 12, 1809, in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. He was the son of Thomas and Nancy Hanks Lincoln, and he was named for his paternal grandfather. Thomas Lincoln was a carpenter and farmer. Both of Abraham's parents were members of a Baptist congregation which had separated from another church due to opposition to slavery. When Abraham was 7, the family moved to southern Indiana. Abraham had gone to school briefl ...
  • The Great Depression Its Causes and Cure
    The Great Depression: Its Causes and Cure. The economy in the United States during the 1930s was at its worst. In a normal economy, there has to be a circular flow of money. One's spending becomes part of someone else's earnings, and vice-versa. However, this circular flow can falter. People tend to spend less money when times become tough; but times become tougher when everyone starts hoarding money. This breakdown in the circular flow of money in an economy results in a recession. To get this ...
  • Tupelo is a sleepy southern town in the northeast corner of Mississipp
    Tupelo is a sleepy southern town in the northeast corner of Mississippi. Locals call the area the Tennessee Hills, but on maps it is clearly the southwestern margin of the Appalachian Mountains. Few people who live outside of these hills would never have heard of Tupelo if it weren’t for the whirlwind born there in 1935. That whirlwind was named Elvis Presley, and he blew out of Tupelo into Memphis and then sped across the country and around the world with a force that has never been equaled. E ...
  • The Greeks of the Classical and Hellenistic period were appropriately
    The Greeks, of the Classical and Hellenistic period, were appropriately admired. From the year 479B.C to 400B.C., many Greeks city-states had evolved into very distinct and diverse communities. The Greeks were admired because of their experimentation with forms of government, their excellence in art, and their “modernized (S, 55)” way of thinking. First I would like to discuss the forms of government that the Greeks experimented with. One of those forms of government was Democracy. “Democracy h ...
  • The French Revolution and The Age of Napoleon
    The French Revolution and The Age of Napoleon The French Revolution was a major transformation of the society and political system of France. During the course of the Revolution, France was temporarily transformed from an absolute monarchy, where the King Louie had all the power, to a republic of free citizens. The effects of the French Revolution were wide spread and ranks as one of the most important events in the history of Europe. First we must take a look at what caused the French Revoluti ...
  • Description of OccupationWork Performed
    Description of Occupation/Work Performed An Elementary School teacher teaches kindergarten and elementary school student's academic, social, and physical skills. They plan age appropriate activities including many hands-on exercises. A teacher will prepare lessons, assign homework, evaluate student performance, and maintain classroom discipline. She or he can use games, music, artwork, films, computers, and other technology to teach children basic skills. All teachers grade papers, prepare repo ...
  • Managing People in an Acquisition
    ______________________ MANAGING PEOPLE IN AN ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT THEORY & PRACTICE SESSION 1998/99 PROJECT PAPER PREPARED BY: BHUPINDER SINGH NG KENG YII NIKKI LEE SIEW HONG ______________________ ___________________________________________________________________ MANAGING PEOPLE IN AN ACQUISITION CONTENTS 1.0 OBJECTIVE OF THIS PAPER 2.0 INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND 2.1 External Environment 2.2 Chronology To Events 2.3 Objectives for Acquisition and Opportunity for RHB 3.0 CORPORATION PROFILE ...
  • Effect of Behavior Disorder Placement
    Effect of Behavior Disorder Placement On the Child’s Self-Concept INTRODUCTION Throughout history, humans have sought to explain and to treat behaviors that were considered deviant. As a special educator working with students with behavior disorders, I realized it was important to research the effects labeling may have on the student’s self-concept. Historically treatment of behavior disorders fell into three very broad places: segregation (hospitals and asylums), transition phase (treatment an ...
  • While researching the mental disorder known as Schizophrenia I found t
    While researching the mental disorder known as Schizophrenia, I found the subject to be rather broad. There are many different theories as to what causes this illness, and how we can prevent it and cure it. The purpose of this paper is to create a larger, general understanding of the mental disorder, while concentrating more on the symptoms that characterize Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a group of psychotic disorders characterized by disturbances in thought, perception, affect, behavior, and ...