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Lum and Abner
Lum and Abner
Lum and Abner Hendricks 1 Lum and Abner What is the first thing you think of when you here of the 1930�s, Amos and Andy or how about Lum and Abner? Lum and Abner weren�t really expected to do anything with their lives; they were just having fun trying to make something of them selves. They became two of the most famous people from Polk and Montgomery counties: Chet Lauck- Lum, Norris Goff- Abner, and the history of Lum and Abner. Chester Lauck was born in Alleene, Arkansas, February 2, 1902.
Homely Business
Homely Business
Homely Business Creation of the Universe by Araceli Perez It would be ignorant to believe that there is only one explanation for the creation of the universe. The Vedic hymns present several cosmogonies. There are many interpretations for these myths resulting from there documentation on various levels of culture. It is purposeless to quest for the origin of each of these cosmogonies because most of these ideas and beliefs represent a heritage transmitted from prehistory all over the ancient wor
The growing need for the aware
The growing need for the aware
The growing need for the aware We as Americans need to become more sensitive to our use of language because with the increasing number of ethnic groups in the country one has to be cautious as to how they should define a certain group. Political correctness is a type of medium that helps us come to respect and communicate with the diverse group of races and cultures. Before we go on any further we must first define the meaning of political correctness. According to Websters Dictionary, politica
Aggression And Its Intricacies
Aggression And Its Intricacies
Aggression And Its Intricacies Aggression is a critical part of animal existence, which is an inherent driving force to humans, as we, too, are animals. The source of aggression within humans is a long summative list, but before trying to understand its source one must apply a working definition of aggression. Aggressive behavior is defined by Encyclopedia Britannica as any action of an animal that serves to injure an opponent or prey animal or to cause an opponent to retreat. (7) David G. Myers
u.s. grant
u.s. grant
u.s. grant Ulysses Hiram Grant was born April 27, 1822, in a two room frame house at Point Pleasant, Ohio. His father, Jesse Root Grant, was foreman in a tannery and a farmer. His mother, Hannah Simpson Grant, was a hard working frontier woman. When Ulysses was a year old, the family moved to Georgetown. There his father bought a farm, built a house, and set up his own tannery. Jesse and Hannah had five more children there, two boys and three girls. Grant love horses and learned to manage them a
Marion Barry
Marion Barry
Marion Barry Marion Barry, good mayor but bad man. Marion Barry former Mayor of the United States capital. Most known in America for his "Bitch set me up", video taped, Ramada Inn arrest. Charged with possession of a controlled substance, he was still reelected in 1994. This proving Mayor Barry was respected by many Washington citizens and a good Mayor. Marion Barry was possibly a great man with great intentions but weaknesses to sex, drugs, racism and pressures of the position of taking care of
Adam's Paper
Adam's Paper
Adam\'s Paper Fuel. Flame. Fire. Inferno. Ash. Historically, the word holocaust meant a religious rite in which an offering was completely consumed by fire. In current times the word holocaust has changed to a darker more tragic meaning and refers to more than a religious sacrifice. During World War II, a fire raged throughout Eastern Europe. Guns, bombs, and military groups did not ignite this fire. This fire burned intensely in the hearts of men -- sparked by centuries-old prejudice. One
Dorthy Day
Dorthy Day
Dorthy Day Dorothy Day It seems that to some people that they give more so society than others, but than there is one woman, who gave her life to society to help others though giving and sharing and helped people through a time of need. Yet there seems to be few there is. Dorothy Day, patron of the Catholic Worker movement, was born in Brooklyn, on New York, November 8, 1897. After surviving the San Francisco earthquake in 1906, the Day family moved into a tenement flat in Chicago\'s South Side.
Frank lloyd wright
Frank lloyd wright
Frank lloyd wright  The greatest artist this country has ever produced seems to at last be coming into his own. Americas other great artistsour painters, sculptors, composersdont really rank with the tops of all time. Theyre not Rembrandt or Michelangelo or Beethoven. Wright alone has that standing. (Robert Campbell) One of Americas most influential and imaginative architects was Frank Lloyd Wright. Throughout his 70 year career, Wright has not only designed nearly a thousand structures,
John f. kennedy
John f. kennedy
John f. kennedy John F. Kennedy was the 35th president of the United States (1961-1963). He was the youngest person ever to be elected president. Also, He was the first Roman Catholic president and the first president to be born in the 20the century. He served in World War II on PT boat. He also helped to solve the Cuban Missile Crisis and started Peace of Corps to help 3rd world countries better them selves. Kennedy was assassinated before he completed his third year as president. Therefore, hi
Divorce And Children
Divorce And Children
Divorce And Children Divorce: Effects on Children Divorce has become an unquestionable remedy for the miserably married. Currently, the United States has the highest divorce rate in the world. Every year in the US approximately one million children experience divorce which, is about one in every three children (Amato 21). The effects of divorce can be tremendously painful for both children and adults. Children of divorce are more likely to suffer from behavioral, social, academic, and psychologi
The Abortion Issue
The Abortion Issue
The Abortion Issue The History of Abortion in the United States Abortion is a topic that has been around since the beginning of time. Each person has their own viewpoints, but the problem is the majority of society has little knowledge about abortion. Abortion in teens is only increasing every year, since the morality factor seems to apply no longer. There are many medical hazards that also exist in procedure with an abortion. Americans feel that it is only the mothers choice whether or not to
Reconstruction
Reconstruction
Reconstruction The Civil War was the bloodiest war to be fought on American soil. Although both sides expected the conflict to be over in a matter of days, it lasted four tumultuous years, from 1861-1865. The war pitted brother against brother, neighbor against neighbor. The period of Reconstruction, the time when our nation attempted to mend its broken relations with the South and rebuild after the destructive war, lasted until 1877. What many people dont know is that the original intent of th
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Bunker Hill
Battle of Bunker Hill By: G-Stain Boom, Bang, Crack! The sounds of muskets being fired, its ammunition ricocheting off rocks and splintering trees are heard all around. The pungent smell of gun powder stings the nose, and its taste makes the mouth dry and sticky. The battle is still young, but blood soaked uniforms and dead or dying men can already be seen, causing the fear of death to enter many of the soldiers\' minds. It is remembered that freedom is what the fight is for, so we must continue
Labor and Unions in America
Labor and Unions in America
Labor and Unions in America The Industrial Revolution was dawning in the United States. At Lowell, Massachusetts, the construction of a big cotton mill began in 1821. It was the first of several that would be built there in the next 10 years. The machinery to spin and weave cotton into cloth would be driven by water power. All that the factory owners needed was a dependable supply of labor to tend the machines. As most jobs in cotton factories required neither great strength nor special skills,
France
France
France Introduction France, which is the largest nation in Western Europe, is a presidential republic. France is a very important nation in Europe and it continues to be involved in contemporary policy issues. Helping the world as one of the great trading nations, France is a very important trading partner with the United States. Not only is France important to the United States, they are also important to countries all over the world. Their abundance of both mineral and agricultural resources m
Gun Control & Schools
Gun Control & Schools
Gun Control & Schools If you recently picked up a newspaper or turned on to see the news you may have question what is happening in our schools and begin to think whether our schools are still safe places for children. Recent school shootings have set feared in many parents about their children\'s safety in our schools. Since last year number of school shootings by students have occurred regularly. On Tuesday February 29, 2000 in Mount Morris Township, Michigan a six-year old boy shot his classm
OCD Disease
OCD Disease
OCD Disease It was 9:30 a.m., and Nancy, a 36-year-old attorney, had arrived late for work again. Nancy knew she needed to catch up on her legal assignments, but a familiar worry nagged at her. No matter how hard she tried, Nancy could not dislodge the thought that she had left a pot burning on the stove. The image of her home engulfed in flames was so vivid she could almost smell the smoke. Nancy tried to shut the thought out of her mind, reassuring herself that she had turned the gas jet off.
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance
Harlem Renaissance HARLEM RENAISSANCE Throughout the history of African Americans, there have been important historical figures as well as times. Revered and inspirational leaders and eras like, Martin Luther King and the Civil Rights Movement, Nat Turner and the slave revolt, or Huey Newton and the Black Panther Party. One such period that will always remain a significant part of black art and culture is the Harlem Renaissance. It changed the meaning of art and poetry, as it was known then. Fur
Colorado
Colorado
Colorado TABLE OF CONTENTS Outline Page 1 State Flag Page 2 Map of Colorado Page 3 State Location, Geography and Climate Page 4 U.S. Map with Colorado Location Page 6 State Bird, Flower, Tree, Motto and Seal Page 7 Ancient History of Colorado Page 8 Recent History of Colorado Page 10 Plants and Animals of Colorado Page 12 Natural Resources Map Page 13 Natural Resources and Products Page 14 Special Features About Colorado Page 15 Recipes of Colorado Page 16 Bibliography Page 17 Outline I. Colorad
Sweatshops
Sweatshops
Sweatshops Written over 50 years ago, was a declaration made, promising equality and fair treatment for the working, which unfortunately turned out to be a false promise for some. The people I speak of, are our fellow human beings working in slave-like conditions called sweatshops. Sweatshops have always been prevalent in society, this can be shown by looking at the history of sweatshops. Presently organizations are failing in there strive to end sweatshops, companies are failing to abide by the
The Atomic Bomb
The Atomic Bomb
The Atomic Bomb Background of the Atomic Bomb It was during the Second World War that the United States became a world power, thanks in a large part to its monopoly on atomic weapons. The atomic bomb is a weapon with great explosive power that results form the sudden release of energy upon the splitting, or fission of the nuclei of such heavy elements as plutonium or uranium. This new destructive force wrecked havoc on two Japanese cities and caused the end of World War II. It also saved thousan
Martin Luther King, Jr.
Martin Luther King, Jr.
MLK Martin Luther King, Jr. One of the world\'s best known advocates of non-violent social change strategies, Martin Luther King, Jr., synthesized ideas drawn from many different cultural traditions. Born in Atlanta on January 15, 1929, King\'s roots were in the African-American Baptist church. He was the grandson of the Rev. A. D. Williams, pastor of Ebenezer Baptist church and a founder of Atlanta\'s NAACP chapter, and the son of Martin Luther King, Sr., who succeeded Williams as Ebenezer\'s p
Secret Of Lock Picking
Secret Of Lock Picking
Secret Of Lock Picking Contents Introduction Tools Lock Identification Pin Tumbler Locks Wafer Tumbler Locks Double Wafer Locks Pin and Wafer Tumbler Padlocks Tubular Cylinder Locks Mushroom and Spool Pin Tumbler Locks Magnetic Locks Disk Tumbler Locks Tips for Success INTRODUCTION The ancient Egyptians were the first to come up with a complicated security device. This was the pin tumbler lock. We use the same security principle today on millions of applications. The most commonly used lock toda
Oppenheimer And The Atomic Bomb
Oppenheimer And The Atomic Bomb
Oppenheimer And The Atomic Bomb Julius Robert Oppenheimer and the Atomic Bomb J. Robert Oppenheimer was a brilliant physicist and known as the "Father of the Atomic Bomb". A charismatic leader of rare good qualities and commonplace flaws, Oppenheimer brought an uncommon sensibility to research, teaching, and government science. After help creating the atomic bomb with the Manhattan Project he was banned from the U.S. Government during the McCarthy Trials. He opposed the idea of stockpiling nucle
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence INTRODUCTION What is domestic violence? There is no question that domestic violence directed against women is a serious problem. Former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop has called it women\'s number-one health problem. The statistics reported in the popular press are staggering: Nearly one third of women in hospital emergency departments are there due to domestic violence, three out of four female homicide victims are killed by their husbands or lovers, and 6 million wo
Children?s Violent Television Viewing: Are Parents
Children?s Violent Television Viewing: Are Parents
Children?s Violent Television Viewing: Are Parents Monitoring? Children\'s Violent Television Viewing: Are Parents Monitoring? Tina L. Cheng, MD, MPH*‡§; Ruth A. Brenner, MD, MPH; Joseph L. Wright, MD, MPH‡§¶; Hari Cheryl Sachs, MD#; Patricia Moyer, BS; and Malla R. Rao, MEngg, DrPH ABSTRACT. Objective. Violent media exposure has been associated with aggressive behavior, and it has been suggested that child health professionals counsel families on limiting exposure. Effective violence
Child abuse- A Child Called It
Child abuse- A Child Called It
Child abuse- A Child Called It In American society today we fail to address several issues that need to be addressed. Unfortunately, child abuse is one of the major issues that our country is plagued with, yet we neglect to bring this to the attention of the entire nation. It is often over looked because everyone has a different view of what exactly defines child abuse. The International Child Abuse Network (ICAN) uses four basis catigories to docunment the child abuse cases. They are: emotional
Immigration & America's Future
Immigration & America's Future
Immigration & America\'s Future The world has gone through a revolution and it has changed a lot. We have cut the death rates around the world with modern medicine and new farming methods. For example, we sprayed to destroy mosquitoes in Sri Lanka in the 1950s. In one year, the average life of everyone in Sri Lanka was extended by eight years because the number of people dying from malaria suddenly declined. This was a great human achievement. But we cut the death rate without cutting the birth
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway
Ernest Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born at eight o\'clock in the morning on July 21, 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. In the nearly sixty two years of his life that followed he forged a literary reputation unsurpassed in the twentieth century and created a mythological hero in himself that captivated (and at times confounded) not only serious literary critics but the average man as well...in a word, he was a star. Born in the family home at 439 North Oak Park Avenue, a house built by his wi
The Jungle
The Jungle
Word Count: 1546 This book was fact. Upton Sinclair visited Chicago in November 1904 to do research for the book. Sinclair lived in a neighborhood called Packingtown for seven weeks. While in Packingtown, Sinclair interviewed workers, lawyers, doctors, saloonkeepers, and social workers. The book deals with the greed and ruthless competition that turned America into a brutal country, which Sinclair referred to as a jungle. The Jungle also tells how those at the bottom of the economic ladder, who
James Riddle Hoffa
James Riddle Hoffa
James Riddle Hoffa James Riddle Hoffa, the son of a coal driller, was born on 14th February, 1913. His father died when he was seven and in 1924, the family moved to Detroit. Hoffa left school at fourteen and worked as a department-store stock boy. An active trade unionist, in 1932, he led a strike at a Detroit grocery store. By the age of 37 he was chairman of the Central States Drivers Council in 1940 and two years was elected president of the Michigan Conference of Teamsters. In 1952 Hoffa be
Computer Organization and Architecture
Computer Organization and Architecture
Computer Organization and Architecture Anytime Bounty Killer *../Performers/B/Bounty_Killer.html* Xtra Large Baby Baby Charlie Chaplin *../Performers/C/Charlie_Chaplin.html* Ministry Of Reggae Muzik Bad Man Knowledge Capleton *../Performers/C/Capleton.html* Finatic Bad Man No Flee Mr Vegas *../Performers/M/Mr_Vegas.html* & Beenie Man *../Performers/B/Beenie_Man.html* Pot Of Gold Battery Dolly Beenie Man *../Performers/B/Beenie_Man.html* Studio 2000 Better Learn Beenie Man *../Performers/B/Beenie
Stacey Hawkins English 2 sec. 34 11-21-96 Gangsta
Stacey Hawkins English 2 sec. 34 11-21-96 Gangsta
rap Stacey Hawkins English 2 sec. 34 11-21-96 Gangsta Rap and Violence Go Hand in Hand "Mr. Officer, I want to see you layin' in a coffin, sir," from The Chronic and "F--- the police," from N.W.A., are few lyrics from the music genre "gangsta rap." This kind of music is being sold to young children without any thought of concern. When many children listen to this kind of music they think that was being said in the songs is not wrong or against the law. The lyrics in many songs contain violent an
Automobile:from Horse To Horsepower
Automobile:from Horse To Horsepower
Automobile:from Horse To Horsepower In the first hundred years of active life, it has been described as a menace ands a blessing, a blight and a godsend, as a savior of our countryside and cities, and as their curse, as socially divisive and the greatest social leveler. It has been worshipped and reviled, celebrated and scorned. The automobile is an invention that has had a tremendous impact on society. The automobile has taken diverse segments of the American population; farmers, small town res
Chinese Immigration interviews
Chinese Immigration interviews
Chinese Immigration interviews Chinese at Angel Island immigration, after being shut down for many years by governmental legislation and an anti-Chinese climate resumed quickly after 1906. The major earthquake and fire that occurred in San Francisco lent the Chinese immigrants a window of opportunity to regain entrance to America. Immigrants could now claim, without proof, that they were indeed the son or daughter of a citizen or a partner in a legitimate business. These paper sons and paper mer
FDR
FDR
FDR: FDR's Influence as president Some have called him the best president yet. Others have even claimed that he was the world's most influential and successful leader of the twentieth century. Those claims can be backed up by the overwhelming support that he received from his citizens throughout his four terms in office. -=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=- * Copyright DueNow.com Inc. * [Category]: History [Paper Title]: FDR [Text]: FDR's Influence as pre
Unions
Unions
Unions Unions The union movement of the late 19th century by Eli Hatch During 1870 through 1900 workers joined together; responding to the power of their employers caused by the growth of industrialization. The worker did not always have the luxury of leaving after eight hours of work, the right to representation, or the even the right to work in a safe environment. The working people of nineteenth century America had to unite in struggle to achieve the gains that are often taken selfishly and t
Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine
Chinese Medicine Traditional medicine of China has a long historical and cultural background dating back about 2500 years. The ancient Chinese people were able to reach a level of social stability that included the ability to treat disease of emotional, physical, and spiritual origins. Although a belief in spirits as the cause of disease has remained in China even to the present day, the view that the body obeyed a natural order struck a chord in the intellectual elite of ancient China. It was t
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg
Carl Sandburg Carl Sandburg Final Draft Carl Sandburg (1878-1967), was an American poet, biographer, and balladeer. He was a writer, famous for his free-verse style (Carl Sandburg, 222). He focused on the people and places of modern American life. Sandburg wrote what is regarded as the definitive biography of Abraham Lincoln. He was even invited to address the joint session and to be honored, when the houses of Congress came together on Feb. 12, 1959, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the bi
Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey
Marcus Garvey Marcus Garvey We declare to the world that Africa must be free, that the Negro race must be emancipated (p. 137 Altman, Susan. Extraordinary Black Americans.) are the famous words delivered by Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Born a West Indian, he later became a powerful revolutionary who led the nation into the Civil Rights Movement. Garvey dedicated his life to the "uplifting" of the Negro and to millions of Black people everywhere, he represented dignity and self-respect. Like Malcolm X o
The atomic bomb
The atomic bomb
the atomic bomb In the months following the bombing of Pearl Harbor the Manhattan Project--the name given to the atomic bomb program because its original offices were in Manhattan--grew very quickly. And although the Army had been involved since June of 1942, it was just beginning to realize that someone was going to have to be put in overall charge. The man chosen was Leslie Richard Groves, a 46-year-old colonel in the Army While he was a competent engineer, Groves was no scientist. He did not
Titanic
Titanic
Titanic I have always been intrigued by the Titanic, but my interest boomed with the recent development in how the side of the ship was damaged. I was amazed that instead of causing a gaping wound, as was previously believed, the iceberg that Titanic hit merely caused a series of small rips in the side of the ship. Sonar was used to determine that the side of the ship had six small slits that were no bigger than a single hand (http://www.titanic.cc/sonar.htm). This research amazed me because of
Capital Punishment Should be A
Capital Punishment Should be A
Capital Punishment Should be A By: John H. Whitehead E-mail: [email protected] John H. Whitehead Professor Roth English 128 Whitehead 1 1 December, 1999 A Moratorium on The Death Penalty Should Be Enacted In Illinois Due to the recent releases of newly exonerated Death Row inmates, individuals and organizations are calling for a moratorium- a cooling off period for state executions. The cases of just a few inmates makes it apparent that this would be a necessary step to save innocent li
Vietnam Retaliation In The U.S
Vietnam Retaliation In The U.S
Vietnam Retaliation In The U.S �Vietnam was the first war ever fought without any censorship. Without censorship, things can get terribly confused in the public mind.� - Gen William C Westmoreland, US Army (http://www.encyclopedia.com/articles/13476.html) It is said that a war cannot be fought without the support of the people. Much so was this related to the Vietnam conflict. I say the �Vietnam Conflict� in that the United States never actually declared war on North Vietnam after its c
Americans Attitude Change in the 60s
Americans Attitude Change in the 60s
Americans Attitude Change in the 60s Question 1: For many Americans, the 1960s began with JFK’s “Age of Camelot,” an era that seemed to exude confidence in American institutions. Yet, by the early 1970s, those expectations and attitudes seemed to be replaced by a sense of bitterness and cynicism. Discuss and analyze the causes and consequences of this profound attitudinal shift. Question 3: How did official US policy towards Vietnam change between 1950 and 1975? How did American leaders li
Chicago Seven
Chicago Seven
Chicago Seven The Chicago Seven 1968 was one of the most turbulent years in America history. The Vietnam War became the longest war in U. S. history. American casualties were higher than 30,000. Anti-war protests grew larger and louder on college campuses. At Columbia, students took control of the office of the President and held three persons hostage to protest the school\'s connection to the defense Department. Following the April assassination of Martin Luther King in Memphis riots happened i
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll
Lewis Carroll DuPont 1 �Jabberwocky� Lewis Carroll Jabberwocky: Sense or Nonsense \'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves Did gyre and gimble in the wabe; All mimsy were the borogoves, And the mome raths outgrabe. \"Beware the Jabberwock, my son The jaws that bite, the claws that catch! Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun The frumious Bandersnatch!\" He took his vorpal sword in hand; Long time the manxome foe he sought-- So rested he by the Tumtum tree, And stood awhile in thought. And, as in uffi
Growin Up In the Hood
Growin Up In the Hood
Growin Up In the Hood Growing Up In the Hood Is it a coincidence that highly urbanized areas are full of crime and always statistically higher than small towns and rural areas? A child that is being brought up in a metropolitan area that is full of violent crimes is flooded in a sense and has nothing to do but to breath in some of the negative influences that go on around him. Therefore, I believe that the most influential scene in a child�s life is the neighborhood that he grows up in. Parent
Marhsal Field
Marhsal Field
Marhsal Field Marshal Field David DiRenzo Ap American History Mr. Wurster Block 2 The elder Marshall Field considered himself the "Chief Apostle of the American Way," he epitomized the American Dream by becoming one of America\'s first rags to riches stories in the industrial boom of both the pre-Antebellum and post-Antebellum periods. Marshall Field was born and raised as a humble farm boy and became perhaps the greatest businessman this country has ever had. Field learned his work ethic as a y