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Interracial Relations and Marriages
Interracial Relations and Marriages
Interracial Relations and Marriages Outline Thesis statement,: The United States has witnessed a considerable social and cultural desegregation of Black and Caucasian Americans. However, despite years of desegregation, racial and cultural differences still exist. I show these differences still exist in the institution of marriage. 1. Americans have been and are continually moving slowly away from segregation. A. Since the 1960's Blacks have been allowed to move into mainly Caucasian neighborhoo
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt Outline Thesis: Theodore Roosevelt's political presence altered the course of the United States, transforming it into a superpower fully ready to handle the challenges of any opposition, and changed the role of the president and executive branch of US government, making it a force to be reckoned with. I. Introduction II. Before Roosevelt A. Post-Reconstructionist Views B. The Industrial Revolution C. The Gilded Age 1. Railroads 2. Robber Barons 3. Immigration 4. Standard Quest
Clinton Administration Policy Toward the Caribbean Country of Haiti
Clinton Administration Policy Toward the Caribbean Country of Haiti
Clinton Administration Policy Toward the Caribbean Country of Haiti The topic for this paper is the United States policy towards the Caribbean country of Haiti during the Clinton administration. The subjects which will be discussed are the issues of: Refugees, Foreign Aide as well as human rights the United States involvement in Haiti issues of national interests. What will also be examined is what the Clinton administration trying to achieve concerning Haiti. What the United Nations and the U.S
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Like any hall of fame, its inductees are the best in whatever they do, from baseball or football to something like being President. If you are a member of any hall of fame (including the one for the Presidents), it means that you have done something special or have a certain quality about yourself that makes you worthy to be in a hall of fame. My nominee for the Presidents hall of Fame is our seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. Ill go over his presidency, focu
Truman Doctrine
Truman Doctrine
Truman Doctrine The Truman Doctrine was the impetus for the change in United States foreign policy, from isolationist to internationalists; thus we were drawn into two wars of containment and into world affairs. The Truman Doctrine led to a major change in U.S. foreign policy from its inception - aid to Turkey and Greece - to its indirect influence in Korea and Vietnam. The aftermath of World War II inspired the U.S. to issue a proclamation that would stem Communist influence throughout the worl
Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater Poses a Serious Health Threat
Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater Poses a Serious Health Threat
Nitrate Contamination of Groundwater Poses a Serious Health Threat Nitrates contamination of the worlds underground water supply poses as a potentially serious health hazard to the human inhabitants on earth. High nitrate levels found in well water has been proven to be the cause for numerous health conditions across the globe. If we intend to provide for the future survival of man, and life on planet earth, we must take action now to assure the quality of one of our most precious resources, ou
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction Few episodes in history are more painful to Americans than the Civil War, fought between the North and the South. This biography, Great American Generals - Robert E. Lee, by Ian Hogg, takes the reader through the life of one of the greatest heroes of that war, Robert E. Lee. It is a thorough, in depth record of the life of Lee and begins with a detailed account of his family history and his birth, through his college years, military experience and his work in later life to his deat
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction It's no secret that financing a college education is getting tougher. College costs have skyrocketed over the past decade or so, and there's no relief in sight. Average tuition at four-year colleges will increase 7 percent this school year, double the rate of inflation. Student aid is not increasing fast enough to plug the growing gap between tuition and family finances. In addition, there is a growing number of older students entering college today. These students have families th
Ideologies
Ideologies
Ideologies Schools and Churches are institutions in society where priests and teachers act as spokespersons to spread a certain set of attitudes, beliefs and values. Similarly, Hollywood is also a very powerful modern day institution, where a star's image can reappropriate, shape and circulate societal myths and ideologies. The construction of a star's image as a commodity of their societal myths and ideologies, has the extraordinary power to exert messages so that even the smallest details bec
Roosevelt Theodore 1858-1919 26th president of the United States 1901-
Roosevelt Theodore 1858-1919 26th president of the United States 1901-
Roosevelt, Theodore (1858-1919), 26th president of the United States (1901-09), the first president to exploit the public dimensions of his office in an age of mass communications, a reform leader at home and a skilled diplomat abroad. In his lifetime Roosevelt became a personal model, particularly for the country's youth, in a way that no public figure has matched. He was one of the most popular presidents in American history. The son of a wealthy, socially prominent merchant, Roosevelt was bo
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker was born to her mother Gladys Mortensen on
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker was born to her mother Gladys Mortensen on
Norma Jean Mortensen Baker was born to her mother Gladys Mortensen on June 1st, 1926 at 9:30 am in Los Angeles, California. Gladys was divorced from her husband, C. Stanley Gifford and separated from her husband Ed Mortensen. Ed Mortensen was who Gladys put on Norma Jean’s birth certificate as her father but it is still in question if he was her father of if it was her first husband Jack Baker who was her father. Gladys had two other kids from another marriage. She had them in her first marriag
John Quincy Adams was born in 1767 in Braintree now Quincy Massachuset
John Quincy Adams was born in 1767 in Braintree now Quincy Massachuset
John Quincy Adams was born in 1767 in Braintree (now Quincy), Massachusetts, and was the second child of two children. He was the sixth president of the United States, and devoted his life to serving the people. Of the 81 years he lived, 50 were spent in public office. His service ended only with his death at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Adam’s career of public service was one of the most varied in the colonies. He served as a diplomat, senator, secretary of state, president, and, for t
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS
HISTORICAL HIGHLIGHTS A connecting link between the two rivers was considered by the French explorer to be needed if the French were successful in settling this region of the south. In 1810, the citizens of Knox County, Tennessee (current location of Knoxville) petitioned the U.S. Congress to build the waterway that would shorten the distance by more than 800 miles for trade with New Orleans, Mobile and other ports along the Gulf of Mexico. Shortly after Alabama joined the union in 1819, the st
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes known as Old Time M
Although musicians had been recording fiddle tunes (known as Old Time Music at that time) in the southern Appalachians for several years, It wasn't until August 1, 1927 in Bristol, Tennessee, that Country Music really began. There, on that day, Ralph Peer signed Jimmie Rodgers and the Carter Family to recording contracts for Victor Records. These two recording acts set the tone for those to follow - Rodgers with his unique singing style and the Carters with their extensive recordings of old-tim
Andy Warhol Life and Works
Andy Warhol Life and Works
Andy Warhol – Life and Works I’d like to start off this essay by expressing some personal opinions about the subject I’ve chosen, and also provide some background information, essential to a better understanding of the artist I have chosen, the era and movement he belonged to, and the style of art he produced. This world renowned artist I believe is the first artist that comes to mind when people hear the word “Pop art”. This man is Andy Warhol, one of the most famous modern artists of the 20th
Expansionist policy at the end of the 19th Century
Expansionist policy at the end of the 19th Century
Expansionist policy at the end of the 19th Century By the end of the 19th Century, America’s expansionist policy and a dynamic economy had delivered the ‘eagle’ to the status of world power. The ‘Splendid Little War’[1] of 1898 eloquently vindicated an expansionist policy, and provided a solution to the economic problems which had faced America since 1893. Although expansionism had been omnipotent before the war, the nature of the victory and the strategic reality that it confounded, authorised
COLORED TROOPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
COLORED TROOPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY
COLORED TROOPS IN UNITED STATES HISTORY UNITED STATES COLORED TROOPS Before Fort Sumter, South Carolina was fired upon on April 12, 1861, seven states in the deep south had seceded from the Union, and a Convention was held in Montgomery, Alabama which adopted a Constitution and elected Jefferson Davis as President of the Confederate States of America. Shortly thereafter, four more states seceded, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Slave states remaining in the Union were Missouri
Cuban War for Independence
Cuban War for Independence
Cuban War for Independence For those Cubans who wanted independence, it was a long struggle. People on the island, mostly descendants of Africans, raised tobacco and sugar for export. Cuban sugar plantations supplied close to a third of the world's supply. The masses had little role in anything political. They were kept ignorant because a docile labor force was preferable. Within the planter class and the few who serviced it, there was a split opinion about independence. Most fared well by being
Reasons for Expansionist Policy
Reasons for Expansionist Policy
Reasons for Expansionist Policy By the end of the 19th century expansion had become a predominant feature of American foreign policy. The continental westward expansion by the end of the 1880’s; perceivably had reached its zenith, and abundant reasons existed for the acquisition of a new offshore commercial frontier. A depression; which forged a need to compete with foreign powers on a commercial and strategic level, as well as a sense of duty known as manifest destiny embodied the ideal and rea
Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson won approval from Congress for a visionary project that was to become one of American history's greatest adventure stories. Jefferson wanted to know if Americans could journey overland to the Pacific Ocean following two rivers, the Missouri and the Columbia, which flow east and west from the Rocky Mountains. If the sources of the two rivers were nearby, Jefferson reasoned that American traders would have a superior transportation route to help t
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt With the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the Nation's history. He brought new excitement and power to the Presidency, as he vigorously led Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy. He took the view that the President as a steward of the people should take whatever action necessary for the public good unless expressly forbidden by law or the Constitution. I did
Andy Warhol the American painter printmaker illustrator and film maker
Andy Warhol the American painter printmaker illustrator and film maker
Andy Warhol, the American painter, printmaker, illustrator, and film maker was born in Pittsburgh on August 6, 1928, shortly afterwards settling in New York. The only son of immigrant, Czech parents, Andy finished high school and went on to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh, graduating in 1949 with hopes of becoming an art teacher in the public schools. While in Pittsburgh, he worked for a department store arranging window displays, and often was asked to simply look for ideas i
CURRENT EVENTS 1945-1996
CURRENT EVENTS 1945-1996
CURRENT EVENTS: 1945-1996 1945 On April 12 Harry S. Truman became President of the United States of America., In Washington, D.C. On August 6 at 9:15 a.m. US fighter planes dropped an Atomic Bomb on Hiroshima Japan. In Berlin, Germany on April 30, Adolf Hitler was found dead, Hitler committed suicide. 1946 On October 16 in Nurenburg, 9 Nazi war criminals were hanged for the crimes during WW II. On April 25 Big Four Ministers met in Paris to finalize a treaty with Germany, to end WWII. In Austria
Theodore Roosevelt was more
Theodore Roosevelt was more
Theodore Roosevelt was more than just the 26th president of the United States. He was a writer, historian, explorer, big-game hunter, soldier, conservationist, ranchman and Nobel Peace Prize winner. It is not surprising that his philosophy of life was known as The Strenuous Life. Theodore was born into a wealthy and socially prominent New York family in 1858. Although blessed with a quick mind he was not blessed with a strong body. He suffered from life-threatening asthma attacks throughout his
The William McKinley presidency brought the United States into the 20t
The William McKinley presidency brought the United States into the 20t
The William McKinley presidency brought the United States into the 20th century both literally and figuratively. Now an imperialistic world power, the US began its expansion and emergence as such under McKinley's five years of presidency. The US also saw notable events such as the Gold Standard Act and the passing of the highest tariff in its history. These events took place during economic rebuilding after the depression of 1893. Accepting the office in 1896, McKinley applied his traditional e
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING
WHAT WERE YOU THINKING? What could alcohol do to me? What is the big deal with drinking and driving? What could possibly go wrong? These are many of the questions teenagers in America ask today. One reason alcohol is such a problem for teenagers is because of its acceptance in today's society. Because alcohol is so prominent, drinking and driving is a major issue for teens to deal with. Many times the reason and effect of drinking lead to many of the negative effects of teens and drunk driving.
The turn of the century has always been a big deal for modern civiliza
The turn of the century has always been a big deal for modern civiliza
The turn of the century has always been a big deal for modern civilizations. One hundred years of life is quite large compared with the average 70 or so given to most. Because of that, people tend to look in trends of decades, rather than centuries or millennia. When it does come time for a new century, when that second digit rotates, as it does so seldom, people tend to look for change. Events tend to fall before or after the century, not on top of it, and United States history, particularly,
Jefferson Davis Leader of the Confederacy
Jefferson Davis Leader of the Confederacy
Jefferson Davis: Leader of the Confederacy Just before daybreak on April 12, 1861, the first shot of the Civil war was aimed at fort Sumter. The people of Charleston came out to watch as the war began. Lincoln immediately declared that the Confederate states were in a state of legal rebellion of the U.S. government. Little did Charleston know that this happy little war that they would all come out to watch would claim the lives of 360,000 Union members and 260,000 Confederate members and the to
Bluegrass
Bluegrass
Bluegrass Bluegrass is a style of country and western music that developed during the 1940s, based on traditional ballads, fiddle tunes, and gospel hymnody of the southern Appalachian Mountains in the United States. It evolved from the backwooks, blue-collar music of the South, particularly Appalachia. Bluegrass features acoustic string band instruments such as the fiddle, banjo, and mandolin, accompanied by guitar and string bass. The lead instruments improvise virtuoistic solo choruses, somew
Marilyn Monroe Suicide or Murder
Marilyn Monroe Suicide or Murder
Marilyn Monroe: Suicide or Murder Marilyn Monroe, was it a suicide or a murder? The mystery continues. Marilyn was a sex goddess of the 1950’s and early 1960’s shortly before her death in 1962. Marilyn was a strong willed and very unique woman, who had a lifetime full of fame ahead of her. Why would she do something so weak as to commit suicide? Or did she? Dazzling, seductive, extraordinary, Marilyn Monroe was the All-American Sex Goddess, a superstar legend with magnetic energy so strong she
When parents send their children away to college they expect them to r
When parents send their children away to college they expect them to r
When parents send their children away to college, they expect them to receive a quality education that will prepare them for the real world. However, most parents do not realize that their hard-earned money is being used to purchase hard liquor. Recent studies show that 82.5% of all college students drink (http://www.edc.org/hec/pubs/binge.htm). Binge drinking, consuming more than five alcoholic beverages in an row for men and four for women, is an all too common occurrence on college campuses.
The war between the United States and Spain was caused by
The war between the United States and Spain was caused by
The war between the United States and Spain was caused by unsettling tension between the two countries; Spain, at that time, one of the world's great powers, maintained colonies including Cuba, which lay only ninety miles from U.S. soil. Lasting from April until August, 1898, the war was fought to liberate Cuba from Spanish rule. During the course of the war the United States acquired Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines, and emerged as a world power. In 1823, James Monroe issued a bold propos
Ch12 Paul Whiteman1890-1967 a classically trained violinist and violis
Ch12 Paul Whiteman1890-1967 a classically trained violinist and violis
Ch.12 Paul Whiteman(1890-1967)= a classically trained violinist and violist who adored jazz but lacked the gift to emulate the uninhibited improvisations of the jazz musicians he admired, formed a dance band in the early twenties that played jazzy arrangements of popular and even classical melodies. Blues = a black vocal folk music, began as vocal (largely instrumental). Classical blues = based on 3 lines of text. Wild wame don’t do the blues. Urban Blues = blues pieces written for publication
On the night of August 4 1962 Marilyn Monroe died of a fatal dose of
On the night of August 4 1962 Marilyn Monroe died of a fatal dose of
On the night of August 4, 1962, Marilyn Monroe died of a fatal dose of barbiturates. At first, the drugs were thought to be taken orally as in case of suicide, but the longer the case went on, the more they found out. Mariln Monroe did not commit suicide. There is not enough evidence for suicide. For instance, the evidence of empty pill bottles in Monroe’s bedroom only helps the prosecution. It was initially assumed that Marilyn swallowed them. It would have been impossible for Marilyn to swall
The presidential canvas of 1876 was at best a gross miscarriage of jus
The presidential canvas of 1876 was at best a gross miscarriage of jus
The presidential canvas of 1876 was, at best, a gross miscarriage of justice. It saw Rutherford B. Hayes, Republican, and Samuel J. Tilden, Democrat, square off in one of our nations most controversial and contested elections. J.S. Black wrote to the Electoral Commission of 1877, The refuge of lies shall be swept away, and the hiding place of falsehood shall be uncovered. (A.M. Gibson, 1885) expressing his view of what history has shown to be the greatest theft of power this nation has ever k
The tragedy of the Cherokee nation has haunted American consciences si
The tragedy of the Cherokee nation has haunted American consciences si
The tragedy of the Cherokee nation has haunted American consciences since the arrival of Andrew Jackson’s Presidency in March of 1829. The events that had transpired after the implementation of his Indian policy are indeed heinous and continually pose questions of morality for all generations. Ancient Native American tribes were forced from their ancestral homes in an effort to increase the aggressive expansionism of white settlers during the early years of the United States. The most notable e
Dear Sir or Madam
Dear Sir or Madam
Dear Sir or Madam, Over the past four years, I have grown into an exceptional writer. When I began my high school career, I was a decent writer. Throughout my first year of high school I learned about mechanics and sentence structure. This made my technical skills improve greatly. My sophomore year the quality of my writing skills expanded and I learned more about how to use words in a more professional way and many new ways of writing, including personal narratives, short stories, and poems. W
The Love of the Last Tycoon was written by F Scott Fitzgerald over a p
The Love of the Last Tycoon was written by F Scott Fitzgerald over a p
The Love of the Last Tycoon was written by F. Scott Fitzgerald over a period of two years. Fitzgerald original name for the book was Stahr / A Romance. This was changed when Fitzgerald's Hollywood companion, Sheilah Graham, sent his work in progress to Maxwell Perkins, Fitzgerald's editor. Sheilah claimed that three weeks before Fitzgerald died, he said -- What do you think of this title? — The Love of the Last Tycoon. At first, Sheilah wasn't sure what to think of the title. Fitzgerald submi
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 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
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States
Many peoples have contributed to the development of the United States of America, a vast nation that arose from a scattering of British colonial outposts in the New World. The first humans to inhabit the North American continent were migrants from northeast Asia who established settlements in North America as early as 8000 BC and possibly much earlier (see NORTH AMERICAN ARCHAEOLOGY). By about AD 1500 the native peoples of the areas north of the Rio Grande had developed a variety of different c
Binge drinking on college campus
Binge drinking on college campus
Binge drinking on college campus I. Introduction Binge drinking is defined as the consumption of five or more drinks in a row on at least one occasion according to the most of binge drinking studies. In the study conducted by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration pointed out about two third of high school seniors and 42 percent of college students reported at least one occasion of binge drinking every two weeks (Source 1). Also as o the study done by Harvard School of Public
A gun gives criminals the power of life and death over ordinary innoce
A gun gives criminals the power of life and death over ordinary innoce
A gun gives criminals the power of life and death over ordinary, innocent citizens, and because of that reason ther are countless robberies, rapes, and assaults carried out with handguns. There are 200,000 robberies and 120,00 aggravated assaults are committed with handguns every year.12 Over 200,00 handguns are stolen every year (A sizeable proportion are later used in ctiminal activity).13 Firearms in the home carries out associated risks. Guns in the household include risks such as homicide d
Life itself is but a compromise between death and life the struggle
Life itself is but a compromise between death and life the struggle
Life itself is but a compromise between death and life; the struggle continuing throughout our whole existence, until the great destroyer finally triumphs…all society is founded upon the principle of mutual concession, politeness, comity, courtesy…I bow to you today because you bow to me…(Alexander 3) Henry Clay’s childhood was one of much grief and sorrow. He was born to Elizabeth Hudson Clay and Reverend John Clay, a Baptist preacher and tobacco planter, on April 12, 1777, in Hanover County, V
The Crucible
The Crucible
The Crucible INTRODUCTION The Crucible by Arthur Miller was written during the early 1950s at the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy's House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on the infiltration of Communism in the United States and the loyalty to democracy of many prominent U.S. citizens. The McCarthy hearings pitted artists and performers against each other as they were called to testify about their own loyalty and what they knew about the loyalty of others. Although some critics have sug
Bird Lives By Ross Russell
Bird Lives By Ross Russell
Bird Lives! By Ross Russell Chen, Richard Book Report: Ross Russell, the author of this book, has been president and director of artists at Dial Records, proprietor of a jazz retail store, producer of jazz festival concerts, and for the two years that Charlie Parker was under contract to Dial, he was the artist’s personal manager. The book is very narrative and shares a lot of stories that shed much insight into not only Bird, but also the look and feel of the times then. Right off the bat the b
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING
THE ULTIMATE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HACKING AND PHREAKING BY REVELATION LOA--ASH Written: 08/4/96 Volume: 1 This document was written in Windows 95 Word Pad. The title above, and some of the text looks a little screwed up when read in anything else, so read it in Word Pad. Anyway, for those of you who are wondering what do the letters LOA under his handle stand for? Well, LOA stands for Legion Of the Apocalypse, which is a group of elite hackers and phreakers in my area. The current members of
ECONOMIC SANCTIONS CUBA AND THE US
ECONOMIC SANCTIONS CUBA AND THE US
ECONOMIC SANCTIONS: CUBA AND THE US Yasmine M. Zdencaj Memo # 4 - Cuba October 23, 1998 Cuban developments in the 1960’s had a great impact on US /Cuban relations. During the slate 1950's and early 1960's, sugar made up eighty percent of Cuba's exports. The United States provided two-thirds of Cuba's imports and absorbed three-quarters of its exports. By October of 1960, the US government imposed a total embargo on exports to Cuba because of communist relations between Castro's regime and the So
Positive activities at MHS
Positive activities at MHS
Positive activities at MHS John Thomason In this paper that I am submitting is just some of the positive activities at Monroe High School that teenagers can get involved in. Getting involved to me means to take part in things that are happening. So here are some of the things that a teenage girl just might be or want to get themselves involved in at Monroe High School. it may include getting invelvd in sports, clubs, organizations, or society's. Cheerleading for example, it includes commitment,
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Like any hall of fame, its inductees are the best in whatever they do, from baseball or football to something like being President. If you are a member of any hall of fame (including the one for the Presidents), it means that you have done something special or have a certain quality about yourself that makes you worthy to be in a hall of fame. My nominee for the Presidents hall of Fame is our seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. I'll go over his presidency, focu
The Nomination ofAndrew Jackson to the Presidents Hall of Fame
The Nomination ofAndrew Jackson to the Presidents Hall of Fame
The Nomination ofAndrew Jackson to the Presidents Hall of Fame Like any hall of fame, its inductees are the best in whatever they do, from baseball or football to something like being President. If you are a member of any hall of fame (including the one for the Presidents), it means that you have done something special or have a certain quality about yourself that makes you worthy to be in a hall of fame. My nominee for the Presidents hall of Fame is our seventh President of the United States,