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HISTORY Early Explorers Spanish, Dutch or Japanese explorers may have stopped at the Hawaiian Islands as early as the 1500’s. But the rest of the world did not hear of the islands until Captain James Cook of the British Navy discovered them on January 18, 1778. Captain Cook named the Hawaiian Islands “The Sandwich Islands” in honor of the Earl of Sandwich who was the first Lord of the British admiralty. The island people treated Captain Cook very well because they thought he was a god. In l779,
The Need For Affirmative Action Affirmative action has been the subject of increasing debate and tension in American society. The debate has been more emotional than intellectual, and has generated more tension than shed light on the issue. Participants in the debate have over examined the ethical and moral issues that affirmative action raises while forgetting to examine the system that has created the need for them. Too often, affirmative action is looked upon as the remedy for a nation once
Lessons Never Learned By Michelle Dick Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird”, long considered an American classic, is as relevant to today’s society as it was when it was published almost 40 years ago. The novel is a comment on the origins and implications of prejudice. Prejudice is born of fear – the fear of what we do not understand. Told through the eyes of a child, “To Kill a Mockingbird” illustrates the logical shortcomings of judging people based on our fears. This point of view also clear
The history of medicine is like a huge puzzle, and it has taken many tortuous and gruesome routes to try to fit the pieces together. It has gone from ancient myths that attempted to explain disease to the great capabilities of today's medicine. The first crude forms of medicine go back to prehistoric man. Even before man appeared on earth, disease existed in the animals that roamed here. Fossils, bones, and teeth can be used to see how prehistoric man fell to disease. Imagine a sickly man, his
Tony Kazan Period 2 11/15/98 History question: Historians have long debated the cause of the Civil War. Was Slavery the cause of the war? or economic differences? or Constitutional differences? Prove that it was a combination of all three. During the time around 1850, tensions were rising on the issue of slavery between the North and the South. New states were being admitted to the United States, but the decisions to make them a free state or a slave state were what really mattered. As an examp
Marathon, it is usually accompanied with word like pain, fatigue, and crazy. Today running a marathon has become easier, more common, and more people are doing it and improving at it and satistics back it up. You may have thought that few people do these crazy thing but this year marks the 102 Boston Marathon and it is recorded that there are approximately one million and six hundred thousands people in the United States that have ran or at least finished a marathon. The United States are catch
Purpose: To see if their is an effect on golf balls after being soaked in water? Independent Variable: My three different brands of golf balls. Dependent Variable: Will water seep in or not and if it seeps in will it have an effect on the golf balls distance. Control: My unsoaked golf balls. Reasearch: Per information sent to me by Titleist: Exposing a golf ball to water has a negative effect on the golf ball’s performance. On average, after one week submerged in water, a two piece golf ball wi
Utah's State Symbols State Flag The original Utah State Flag consisted of a solid white state seal on a light blue background which was adopted by the State Legislature in 1896 and revised in 1913. The Utah State Flag, as we know it today, was originally designed for the battleship Utah in 1912. It was later made the official flag of Utah when Governor William Spry signed House Joint Resolution I in 1913. Explanation of the Symbols on Utah's State Flag The Utah State Flag has a blue background
INTRODUCTION Italy is one of the most beautiful and culturally rich countries in the world. Ask any person on the street to name an old and artistic country and they will answer Italy. It got its name from the ancient Romans. They called the southern peninsula Italia that meant land of oxen or grazing land. It is well known for its art, literature, culture, sculpture, music, and religion. Most of Italy is a peninsula that leads onto the Mediterranean Sea. It is also well known for the shape if
Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson was one of the best players that proffesional baseball has ever seen and greatly helped major league baseball accept African American players that otherwise would not have palyed. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia (Hill 1). Jackie’s grandfather was a slave and his father a sharecropper (1). His mom and dad got a divorce when Jackie was just a baby (1). He, his mother and four siblings moved after his parents got a divorce (1). Hi
William Blake is one of the greatest poets to have ever lived. Some critics have discussed the notion that William Blake was insane or crazy. One critic of his poetry said this about Blake: AThere is no doubt this poor man was mad, but there is something in the madness of this man that interests me more than the Sanity of Lord Byron & Walter Scott!@ (Wordsworth 13:163). While many may question his sanity, William Blake became one of the most influential poets of his time and time yet to come. D
Throughout American history, each generation has sought to individualize itself from all others preceding it. Decades of American history can be separated to represent a distinctive set of values, culture, and political ideals. The 1960's was a decade caught between euphoric, idealistic beginnings and a discordant, violent climax. The music of this time period produced a strong counterculture which sought to influence America in a way never before experienced. The songs were the backbone of thi
Feminism And Gender Equality In The 1990's Overall, the rights and status of women have improved considerably in the last century; however, gender equality has recently been threatened within the last decade. Blatantly sexist laws and practices are slowly being eliminated while social perceptions of "women's roles" continue to stagnate and even degrade back to traditional ideals. It is these social perceptions that challenge the evolution of women as equal on all levels. In this study, I will a
Humanity has been enduring an ongoing battle for centuries: the strained relations among the races. Despite efforts to put the past behind, signs remain at nearly every juncture that there still exists a strong sense of racial dissension. While many Caucasians do not see the problem being as severe as it is represented, African-Americans angrily reply that the lighter skinned race has not had to endure such prejudice and, therefore, cannot begin to identify with the situation. Frank Newport, vi
THEODORE ROOSEVELT Theodore Roosevelt Twenty-Sixth President 1901-1909 Theodore Roosevelt was the second of four children. He was born in New York City on October 27, 1858 of Dutch, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, French and German heritage. Partially due to poor health, he suffered from Asthma and bad vision, he was educated by tutors until he entered Harvard College, where he received his B.A. degree in 1880. At Harvard he also achieved membership in Phi Beta Kappa. To gain strength, he taught himsel
HITLER, Adolf (1889-1945). The rise of Adolf Hitler to the position of dictator of Germany is the story of a frenzied ambition that plunged the world into the worst war in history. Only an army corporal in World War I, Hitler became Germany's chancellor 15 years later. He was born on April 20, 1889, in Braunau-am-Inn, Austria, of German descent. His father Alois was the illegitimate son of Maria Anna Schicklgruber. In middle age Alois took the name Hitler from his paternal grandfather. After tw
The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998 Jessica Holman Mr. Fox / Ms. Brown English / History First Semester Junior Report The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998 The Women’s Rights Movement was and continues to be one of the most incredible and inspirational series of events to occur in United States history. One of the more credible aspects of these events happens to be the bold, intelligent pioneers that paved the way for many other women throughout the United States to follow. An important battl
RACE RELATIONS Humanity has been enduring an ongoing battle for centuries: the strained relations among the races. Despite efforts to put the past behind, signs remain at nearly every juncture that there still exists a strong sense of racial dissension. While many Caucasians do not see the problem being as severe as it is represented, African-Americans angrily reply that the lighter skinned race has not had to endure such prejudice and, therefore, cannot begin to identify with the situation. Fr
Seldom does a one work of literature change a society or start it down the road to cataclysmic conflict. One such catalytic work is Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). It is considered by many, one the most influential American works of fiction ever published. Uncle Tom's Cabin sold more copies than any other previous fiction title. It sold five thousand copies in its first two days, fifty thousand copies in eight weeks, three hundred thousand copies in a year and over a million c
Robber Barons or Captains of Industry Since the gilded age of American history historians have debated weather or not the great industrial leader who put our counrty back together in the torent years following the civil war were robber barons or captains of industry. Three of these great men who organized industrial America and changed the American way of life are J. D. Rockefeller, J. Pierpont Morgan and Andrew Carnegie. Each of these men took their own level of morality and individual busines
ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN ZIMBABWE Description: Pretty much self explanatory. This paper discusses the economic development in the country if Zimbabwe detailing the countries economic successes and reasons for them. Economic Development in Zimbabwe The country of Zimbabwe is one of the most economically developed on the African continent . A fairly young political entity, Zimbabwe has only enjoyed recognized autonomy since 1980, the year in which the United Kingdom repealed its imperialistic clai
Tequila And Agave Although thought to be mostly a coarse drink made from the Mexican or Blue Agave plant, tequila and other products of the agave plant have a major economic impact on Mexico and are used in many applications throughout the world. The agave plant has been used in Mexico for thousands of years but the distillation process used to make tequila was brought to the Aztecs by the Spaniards in the fifteenth century. The Agave plant is actually a very slow growing plant and it is report
To Kill a Mockingbird If we don't understand the meaning of evil, how can we justify something as evil? We label things because we feel the horror that will come from them. If we don't know the consequences for actions, how can we state which actions are right and wrong? That is why we need to teach To Kill a Mockingbird. To Kill a Mockingbird gives examples of racism, prejudice, and the lack of understanding between one human and another. These feelings were not given as a positive point from
This research paper is going to discuss what excessive drinking and vast amounts of alcohol can do to people. This research paper can and will also tell a little about the history and background of alcohol. Then the paper will lead to the health effects of alcohol on people mental and psychical inside and outside. Then from there it will talk about some statistics of alcohol related traffic accidents and rapes on collage campus. This research paper is also taking the down side or bad side of al
MEXICO Mexico, officially the United States of Mexico, is a huge country rich in cultural diversity where the past plays an important role in shaping the present day development. When “discovered” Mexico was home to 10 million people living in highly disciplined and organized societies. The native civilization became the foundation upon which the colonial empire was built. Mexico endured 300 years of colonial domination and has historically been exploited in one form or another by foreign power
Imperialism: And the Way It Took Away Tranquillity. Imperialism is nothing but a fancy word for hostile take over. The only ones to truly benefit from imperialism was the Europeans. The constant suffering and turmoil was left to all rest of the world. Is there even one imperial country who actually benefited from their parent country, direct or indirect ruling aside. If we look at the imperial colonies now, their all in political turmoil. The governments of the countries of; Cuba, Indonesia, So
South vs. North I screamed as the cannon exploded next to me. My men were dropping left and right. I didn't know just how much longer I could hold Grant and his army off. Just then a bullet hit me in the chest. I yelled out in agony, and collapsed onto the ground. I awoke to find myself in the army's hospital. Normally a chest shot was a definite killer, but I am one of General Lee's number one men. He obviously sent some of his best doctors. Well I guess I should let you know a little about my
“Jammin’,” Life in Jamaica I. Introduction II. Recent History III. Geography A. Resources B. Problems C. Land Use IV. Economy A. Hurricane Gilbert B. Problems V. Government VI. People VII. Music A. Types B. Business C. Riddims D. Festivals E. Religious Effects VIII. Bob Marley IX. Tourism X. Conclusion “Jammin’,” Life in Jamaica Jamaica is the reggae capital of the Universe. It is the location of the poorest slums in the World. It is the center of the Rastafarian Movement. The Caribbean’s large
The 39th President of the United States I. "The president of the United States functions in many capacities: head of state, head of government, commander in chief of the armed forces, and leader of the president's political party. The president is thus the single most unifying force in a political system in which power is highly dispersed, both within the government and between government and the people" (Grolier). The president has been a very strong leader in our country, in making decisions,
When he was 20, Nathan McCall shot a man who made an offensive comment about his girlfriend. He robbed a McDonald’s. He sold drugs. He broke into homes, stole cars and gang-raped girls. He went to prison. There, he read Richard Wright’s Native Son and became fascinated with words. He “got into his spirituality,” and decided to “give life a try life on the other side of the fence.” Since then he has used words to convey his anger and his message: race itself does not make people violent. A colum
A PATH SELDOM CHOSEN I recall an incident back in my elementary school days, when I was on the playground during an afternoon recess. My friends and I were intensely involved in a emotional game of basketball. I had been playing miserably, so after my fourth brick, I spiked the ball, super bowl touchdown style against the solid pavement. It began a long process of ricocheting off the walls of the coverd area and amidst it’s air born flight it somehow managed to collide with the jawbone of a rat
World War One In the early 1900’s, there was much stress in Europe. Imperial competition, a strong feeling of nationalism and the fear of war, caused countries to ally with one another. Also, fear of an arms race further increased this tension and contributed to the outburst of war. Although Germany could be held most responsible for causing World War One, she was not alone in setting the wheels of war in motion. Several countries had their own reasons for wanting battle. A Serbian terrorist gr
The Underground Railroad was the most dramatic protest action against slavery in American history. The operation of helping slaves escape using underground networks began in the 1500s. Which was later helped by the abolitionist activity of the 1800s. The route of the underground rail road was a constructed network of escape routes that originated in the South, their connections run all throughout the North, and eventually ended in Canada. Escape routes were not just restricted to the North, but
JAZZ The novel Jazz by Toni Morrison is an extremely well written account of black life during the mid 1850's to the late 1920's. Morrison manipulates the three main character's personas while analyzing their lives to show the effect that a person's history has on their present day life. The most interesting thing I found concerning this novel has the way in which Toni Morrison was able to present you with a first impression of the characters, then proceed through history, to give you a new con
Although many of the authors that we have studied this semester saw fit to express what they considered the Modern artist's relationship to tradition should be, two authors stand out because they explicitly say what they felt it was. These two authors Are T.S. Elliot in "Tradition and the Individual Talent", and Alain Locke in "The New Negro". Elliot and Locke use different definitions of the word "tradition" and address a different group of people in their particular works. Elliot uses the wor
When I began to look at the relationship between Chris Marker’s film, La Jetee, and Roland Barthes’s book, Camera Lucida, I was thinking only about their most obvious link: photography. The more I looked, though, the more Marker and Barthes seemed to have in common. It was almost uncanny. Some things had to be twisted a little, but the strangest sort of interplay between the two works seemed to be happening, and it felt as if I were the first to discover it. For example, the first lines in the
History of Rock and Roll In the early 50’s, at the end of the big band swing era, came a form of music that, like others, parents would reject and their children would love. This type of music is known as Rock and Roll. Rock and Roll is defined as a popular type of music played on electric instruments and characterized by a strong beat and much repetition. Simply this means music that kids like, music that parents hate, and in some places banned from schools. Although there are many different t
The Hundred Years War was considered to be the last medieval war that played a significant role in English history.(Schwarz) The Hundred Years War was a series of wars fought between Great Britain and France with Burgundy playing a small role for the French. Although the conflict lasted over a century the war was broken intermittently by treaties and truces. (Goubert) There were more stalemates than actual battles. (Froissart) Actual fighting didn’t brake out until the mid 1300’s but the confli
Benjamin Franklin was a man of many accomplishments, the accomplishments he had affected the world of today and the world soon to come. Franklin’s parents were like any other parents then. Franklin’s dad, Josiah Franklin, was an Englishman. He moved to Boston in 1685 from England bringing his wife and three children. Anne who was Josiah’s wife had four more children. The sixth one died five days after birth, and then eighteen months later Anne was bearing the seventh child and she died a week l
Martin Luther King & Malcom X shannen fleener English III paper King/X During the past century America has faced many problems in society. But one problem that is here and continues to grow is racism. It has made a big impact on Americans and our country. Two main black leaders that evolved because of racism were Martin Luther King and Malcom X. Although these men shared some similarities, they also had a lot of differences. One common interest that King and X both shared was giving hope for ch
Throughout history, man has relied on his brother man. A necessary line of communication has always facilitated mans’ maturation process. One expands the facets of relationships by talking with others and actively participating in society. Through this communication, he cultivates his views on life and develops a more balanced view of the world. When man faces isolation, whether it is spiritual, physical, or emotional, his capacity for self-growth is limited. The ties with his fellow man are wh
Throughout time there has been a transition of power from one individual to another. This has been a time honored tradition that takes place every four years. This remarkable tradition is formally known as the United States Presidency. Every four years there is an election to guarantee that the most fit person is selected to run our country. There is usually two to four runners for this grand position but only one is deemed the winner and the American President. So far in our history there have
9. Create a strong case for one of the following based on Finn: 1) Mark Twain is a closet racist, or, at best, inconsistent in his treatment of African-Americans 2) Twain’s racist comments are a careful and deliberate portrayal of a young Southern man of the 1850’s Race is not the issue “Niggers is always talking about witches in the dark by the kitchen fire; but whenever one was talking and letting on to know all about such things, Jim would happen in and say, ‘Hm! What you know ‘bout witches?
Martin Luther King was born in Atlanta in January of 1929. He was born into a middle class family. His father was a minister and very involved in black leadership groups. Martin Luther King was a very smart as a child. By the age of five he could talk as well as an adult. He could recite bible versus perfectly and sing hymns with no faults. He was a remarkable child. He was encouraged for greatness by his parents and his grandmother. He was constantly told he would make a difference. This cause
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov Personal History Anton was the son of a grocer. He was born into the town of Taganrog in 1860. In the next few years of his youth, Anton performed on the stage himself in amateur and professional theatre. Generally, he became known as a young, talented, aspiring actor. It wasn't until the last seven or eight years of his life that he took playwrighting seriously. This was because in the time period it was hard for a playwright to get his work produced. Because of this un
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and The Color Purple by Alice walker vividly depict three major forms of oppression: personal, interpersonal and societal, the severity of which is influenced by the respective time period. The Scarlet Letter takes place in the early 1600's. This time period is referred to as the Puritan era. The Puritan society is very religious. To sin is thought of as breaking the law. They are one in the same. At this point in history, they're was no separation of c
Everyone who knew Abraham Lincoln loved him as a friend. All the children around his home in Springfield, Ill., and around the White House in Washington felt that “Mr. Lincoln” understood them and truly liked them. Men and women who knew him admired him and called him “honest Abe.”(Lee, 47) People throughout the world said he was one of the greatest men of all time. He was an unusual man in many ways. One minute he would wrestle with his sons or tell a joke and slap his bony knees in laughter.
Anthony January 10, 1999 Douglass & Stanton Compare and contrast ‘What the Black Man Wants’ and ‘Speech to the First Women’s Rights Convention’ are two powerful speeches. They both rewrote the history books. They changed laws that were strong. They went against what was an unyielding government run by white men. I greatly admire these two speeches for that. Fredrick Douglass was an extraordinarily strong man for standing up for what he thought was right. The tone of ‘What the Black Man Wants’ i
"Was Reconstruction a Success?" To decide whether or not Reconstruction was a success you must first define what success actually means. Webster’s Dictionary says that success is a favorable or desired outcome. Although Reconstruction only lasted approximately ten years, it was a favorable and desired outcome. There are many reasons that prove this, but there are three which are very important, even today. The public school system is a significant part of today, as well as our religion and chur
Throughout American History, conflicts have arisen involving two sides with extremely strong points of view. The resolution of such issues often has had a major impact on the course the United States has taken. Abolitionist vs. Slave Owner is an issue that have created conflict between the two groups. These conflicts have had a strong impact on the United States and on the way our nation was shaped in its early years. The Abolitionist vs. Slave Owner issue that has had a huge impact on the Unit