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PROPOSITION 218
PROPOSITION 218
PROPOSITION 218 Introduction California voters have spoken again. On November 6, they passed (56%) Proposition 218, marking the continued fiscal conservatism of the state's electorate and their frustration with what has been characterized as the arrogance and inefficiency of government. (SF Chronicle Staff, SF Chronicle: 11/6/96). As Bob Therrien of Ventura stated in his letter to the LA Times Prop 13 and Prop 218 are the direct result of taxpayer abuse by our elected officials. Its time for g
John F Kennedy
John F Kennedy
John F. Kennedy John F. Kennedy was president of the United States of America from 1961 to 1963. Once he was elected Khrushchev (the Russian leader who was a Communist) tried to test the young president and see how far he could push the new American president. While in office Kennedy faced many obstacles that he had to overcome. Quite a few of them were against the Russians who were communists. After the second World War , Germany was split up into two new nations. One which was being controlled
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 me
Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine
Thomas Paine In September of 1776, on the outskirts of Newark, among the tired, discouraged, soldiers, as they paused from their daily retreat, sat Thomas Paine. He wrote many papers that would have a major effect on the outcome of the quest for independence. Born the son of a Quaker Laymaker on January 29th, 1737 at Thetford, Norfolk England. He received a basic elementary education, and started to work for his father as an apprentice, and later as an excise officer. He was not a huge success
Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule
Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule
    Chinese Economic Reform under Communist Rule   Two years after the death of Mao Zedong in 1976, it became apparent to many of China’s leaders that economic reform was necessary. During his tenure as China’s premier, Mao had encouraged social movements such as the Great Leap Forward and the Cultural Revolution which had had as their bases ideologies such as serving the people and maintaining the class struggle. By 1978 Chinese leaders were searching for a solution to serious economic proble
Wordsworth poetry derives its strength from the passion with which he
Wordsworth poetry derives its strength from the passion with which he
Wordsworth poetry derives its strength from the passion with which he views nature. Wordsworth has grown tired of the world mankind has created, and turns to nature for contentment. In his poems, Wordsworth associates freedom of emotions with natural things. Each aspect of nature holds a different meaning for Wordsworth. 'The beauty of morning; silent, bare' (5:WB*) A main source of interest for Wordsworth is the absence of an unnatural presence, such as a city. In his sonnet, 'Composed upon We
ALEXANDER'S EMPIRE
ALEXANDER'S EMPIRE
ALEXANDER'S EMPIRE The ancient Kingdom of Macedonia, situated in the north of modern Greece, was established by Perdiccas I about 640 B.C. Perdiccas was a Dorian, although the Macedonian tribes included Thracian and Illyrian elements. Originally a semibarbarous and fragmented power, Macedon became tributary to Persia under the Persian kings Darius I and Xerxes I and thereafter struggled to maintain itself against Thracians and other barbarians and against the Greek cities of the Chalcidice as w
''By 1932 the collapse of Weimars had become inevitable Hitlers triump
''By 1932 the collapse of Weimars had become inevitable Hitlers triump
''By 1932 the collapse of Weimars had become inevitable, Hitlers triumph had not'' Discuss Without wanting to delve into the 'What if?' school of history, the debate about Weimars failure can become a vague one since there is so much known about the period and so many factors which could have effected the outcome of Weimars history. Some argue its collapse was inevitable in 1919 others go right up to 1933, but what is not certain was Hitler's triumph I would argue that after the signing of the
The Titanic
The Titanic
The Titanic On April 14,1912 a great ship called the Titanic sank on its maiden voyage. That night there were many warnings of icebergs from other ships. There seems to be a conflict on whether or not the warnings reached the bridge. We may never know the answer to this question. The greatest tragedy of all may be that there were not enough lifeboats for everyone on board. According to Walter Lord, author of The Night Lives On, the Titanic could have been saved in the very beginning of the cris
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England (Latin Anglia), political division of the island of Great Britain, constituting, with Wales, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England occupies all of the island east of Wales and south of Scotland, another division of the United Kingdom. Established as an independent monarchy many centuries ago, England in time achieved political control over the rest of the island, all the British Isles, and vast sections of the world, becoming the nuc
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
California
California
California California was the 31st state, which received it’s statehood on Sept. 9, 1850 , and nickname is “the Golden State.” The bird is the California Valley Quail; the flower is the golden poppy; the tree is the California Redwood; and the state motto is “Eureka (I have Found It). There are many sights to see in the state of California. Besides all the big metropolitan cities, there is the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, and Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco. Also there is the San Diego Zoo
Alcatraz Island And Prison
Alcatraz Island And Prison
Alcatraz Island And Prison Alcatraz Island has quite a distinct history. Many people know that Alcatraz served as a federal prison, but most are reluctant to know that this island served as fort. Built before the Civil War, it served two main purposes. First, that it was to guard the San Francisco bay area from enemy ships against a foreign invasion, and second, to hold hostage prisoners of war or POW's as they were called. In this report, I'll show you how this fortress came to be a federal pri
Braveheart
Braveheart
Braveheart H/WK William Wallace-Braveheart William Wallace a.k.a Braveheart was born in Elderslie in 1272, the second son of a minor Scottish lord. He was bound for the church-the path that most second sons took. William’s brother Malcolm would inherit the family wealth, and William would be a priest. Although it seemed William preach-he already had the makings of a great hero. When most men were 5ft tall, William was a well built 6”7. When he was 20, his father and his brother were murdered by
Hirohitos role and significance in the growth of Japanese militarism
Hirohitos role and significance in the growth of Japanese militarism
Hirohito’s role and significance in the growth of Japanese militarism 1925-41 • Tsinan incident 1928 • The Manchurian Incident 1931 • Shanghai 1932 • February rebellion 1936 • Sino Japanese war 1932-41 • The influence of Hirohito’s court group • Emperor worship to gain military support • Hirohito’s unwillingness to control the army • Hirohito’s position as supreme commander • The military taking matters into their own hands The PowerPoint presentation in the background is a summary of my speech
Civil War History Notes
Civil War History Notes
Civil War History Notes HISTORY 311 NOTES – SEPTEMBER 24th until OCTOBER 24th HIS 311 SEPT 24 -1861- Civil War begins -Nov.-dec TRENT incident -1862-64- Alabama depredations -Oct.-St. Alban's rd. -1865- Reciprocity Tr. denounced -1866- Fenian Invasion -sub themes -public opinion foreign policy -xtrnl coincide w/ intrnl issues -colonies and their costs COMPARISON OF CAN AND US -Can and US are parallel -major events, trade are shared -civil society devl'p same way -culture is same exc. QUE, Louisi
John Monash
John Monash
John Monash Born in Melbourne on 27th June, 1865, to parents of Prussian-Jewish origin, Sir John Monash was educated at Scotch College and the University of Melbourne, where he studied law, arts and engineering. Until 1914 Monash set himself the task of learning the expertise of artillery and engineering. On the outbreak of war in 1914 Monash was appointed commander of the AIF's 4th Infantry Brigade based in Egypt as part of the ANZAC forces. Then in 1914 Monash was sent to Gallipoli were he ser
The Burning of Richmond
The Burning of Richmond
The Burning of Richmond American Studies I September 10, 2003 In April 1865 the Confederate capital was destroyed. A picture portraying this moment can be found on page 472 of The American Pageant. In this picture, there are people crossing over a bridge as they leave behind a burning city. All of the people seem to be on horseback. While I was flipping through the pages, the flames caught my eye. I saw how the fire engulfed half of the picture and I began to wonder what event in history it was
SONY ENTERTAINMENT
SONY ENTERTAINMENT
SONY ENTERTAINMENT 4-12-04 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. • Howard Stringer, CEO • Located in New York, NY • Sales for fiscal year 2003: $5.3 billion • Produces, manufactures, distributes and markets recorded music and entertainment in a wide range of formats, including video, CD, DVD, MD, Super Audio CD and via the Internet • Comprised of three divisions: Sony Music (domestic U.S.) Sony Music International (all countries outside of the U.S. and Japan) Sony Classical (the worldwide classical musi
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Father of Nation
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Father of Nation
Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah - Father of Nation Father of the Nation Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah's achievement as the founder of Pakistan, dominates everything else he did in his long and crowded public life spanning some 42 years. Yet, by any standard, his was an eventful life, his personality multidimensional and his achievements in other fields were many, if not equally great. Indeed, several were the roles he had played with distinction: at one time or another, he was one of the gre
Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann
Heinrich Schliemann 1822 - 1890 Heinrich Schliemann was born on January 6, 1822 in the small village of Neu Buckow, Germany. His parents were Ernst and Luise Therese Sophie Schliemann. His interest in Homeric Troy started when his father, a protestant minister, gave him a book or Christmas in 1829 by Ludwig Jerrer entitled Illustrated History of the World . Schliemann's mother died in 1831, and Heinrich was sent to live with his uncle, Frederich Schliemann. While at his uncle's, Schliemann conce
When the king of Scotland died without an heir to the throne the nephe
When the king of Scotland died without an heir to the throne the nephe
When the king of Scotland died without an heir to the throne the nephew of the king also the king of England nicknamed Edward the Longshanks (Edward I) took the throne for himself and complete control of Scotland. William WallWhen the king of Scotland died without an heir to the throne the nephew of the king also the king of England nicknamed Edward the Longshanks (Edward I) took the throne for himself and complete control of Scotland. William Wallace was Born in January of the year 1272. He was
World War II
World War II
World War II World War II was one of the deadliest and most destructive wars this world has seen. The origins of the war were in Germany where Adolf Hitler became the leader and started ethnic cleansing, killing any Jewish person, gypsy, homosexual or any other person whom he considered inferior. Another cause of the war was the attempted invasion of Ethiopia by Italy, which they eventually occupied in 1936 despite British and French opposition. Germany appeared to be winning the war, taking ove
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Firearms Identification is a discipline of Forensic Science that has as its primary concern to determine if a bullet, cartridge case, or other ammunition component was fired from a specific firearm. FIREARMS IDENTIFICATION Whenever a shooting occurs the firearms evidence is collected and evaluated as to its importance to the case. The evidence submitted to a lab's Firearms Section will typically include a firearm or firearms, fired bullets, spent cartridge cases, spent shotshells, s
You know that big state on the western side of the county ya the one
You know that big state on the western side of the county ya the one
You know that big state on the western side of the county, ya the one with the big bridge. In case you didn’t know…. it’s California! California is a Indian name. It is located on the western side of the country off the Pacific Ocean. It has 29,760,021 people! WOW! The capital of California is Sacramento. It is located right about where the state bends, only a little west. California has many interesting things to represent it. It was first a state on September 9th, 1850. It’s the 30th state of
John Wilkes Booth A man with a mission is known as killing one of our
John Wilkes Booth A man with a mission is known as killing one of our
John Wilkes Booth ( A man with a mission) is known as killing one of our U . S presidents, Abraham Lincoln. How did he do it when did he do it and where did he do it at? Lincoln helping abolish slavery state by state to try to stop the civil war. John Wilkes Booth as he was known as a professional actor before the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Today his life is often forgotten and is also overlooked in schools around the world John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in a log house. The f
Year 2000 Computer Problem Y2K Bug
Year 2000 Computer Problem Y2K Bug
Year 2000 Computer Problem (Y2K Bug) Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug
Idi Amin became President of Uganda after he seized power over the ten
Idi Amin became President of Uganda after he seized power over the ten
Idi Amin became President of Uganda after he seized power over the ten million inhabitants in January 25, 1971. He has done incalculable damage to Ugandas image in the suceeding years. Uganda, the country and its people have suffered under his tyranny, but the effects spread from the middle Africa to embrace the continent and the whloe world. Amin set the pattern of brutality, including that of torture. Idi Amin was born in 1925. He is a Nubian Kakwa of the Sudanic tribal group. He was born in
CONSTANTINE
CONSTANTINE
CONSTANTINE THE GREAT Flavius Valerius Constantinus, better known as Constantine the Great, was born on February 27, 273 or 274. His father was Constantius Chlorus, afterwards Caesar and Augustus, but at the time of Constantine's birth merely a promising officer in the Roman Army. Constantius belonged to one of the leading families of Moesia and his mother was a niece of the capable and soldierly Claudius, the conqueror of the Goths. Helena is said to have been the daughter of an innkeeper of D
The battle of Hastings was responsible for the rise of England to its
The battle of Hastings was responsible for the rise of England to its
The battle of Hastings was responsible for the rise of England to its status of power and strength. Prior to the battle, England was a relatively meager country. The battle transformed the country into a great power. “The battle of Hastings is recognized as the first step by which England reached her present strength.” (Wilberforce, 1898, p. 226) The battle occurred October 14, 1066, in a village in England that is now known as Battle. (The town of Hastings is about six miles southeast of the b
A whitewashed Dunker church without a steeple a forty-acre field of co
A whitewashed Dunker church without a steeple a forty-acre field of co
A whitewashed Dunker church without a steeple, a forty-acre field of corn that swayed , head-high and green, in September sun, an eroded country lane that rambled along a hillside behind a weathered snake-rail fence, and an arched stone bridge that crossed a lazy, copper brown little creek. The description of this place sounds peaceful, but it was the site of the bloodiest battle of the Civil War, the Battle at Antietam Creek. In this battle, which took place on September 17, 1862, 25,000 men l
Intro
Intro
Intro Over the past generation, more progress has been made in reducing poverty and raising living standards than during any other period in history. In developing countries, life expectances have increased from 55 to 64 years, Income per person has doubled and Infant Mortality has been reduced by 50 percent. Despite the successes, massive development challenges remain. Three billion people live on less than 2 dollars a day and 1.3 billion live on less than one dollar a day. Over 40,000 people
On January 9 1944 James Patrick Page was born It was on that day the a
On January 9 1944 James Patrick Page was born It was on that day the a
On January 9, 1944 James Patrick Page was born. It was on that day the amazing story of the greatest rock and roll band ever was begun. Jimmy Page began playing the guitar not long after he was old enough to take his first few steps. He learned at a fierce pace, and was to the guitar as Beethoven was to the piano. The first piece of the Led Zeppelin puzzle was in place. In a small England village, not far away, Robert Anthony Plant was brought into the world. The most recognized voice in rock w
History of Roman Government
History of Roman Government
History of Roman Government The Romans have had almost every type of government there is. They've had a kingdom, a republic, a dictatorship, and an empire. Their democracy would be the basis for most modern democracies. The people have always been involved with and loved their government, no matter what kind it was. They loved being involved in the government, and making decisions concerning everyone. In general, the Romans were very power-hungry. This might be explained by the myth that they a
On February 21 King is indicted along with twenty-four other ministers
On February 21 King is indicted along with twenty-four other ministers
On February 21, King is indicted, along with twenty-four other ministers and more than one hundred other blacks, for conspiring to prevent the Montgomery bus company from operation of business. A United States Discrit Court rules on June 4 that racial segregation on Alabama's city bus lines is unconstitutional. On November 13, the United States Supreme Court uninamously upholds the decision. On December 21, blacks and whites in Montgomery ride for the first time on previously segregated buses.
It is less than nine months until the year 2000 Two seemingly small di
It is less than nine months until the year 2000 Two seemingly small di
It is less than nine months until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but also they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug is a huge problem that
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
Who was to blame for the Cold War
Who was to blame for the Cold War
Who was to blame for the Cold War? Subject: Politics Grade: 90% School System: University Country: UK Date: June 1994 The blame for the Cold War cannot be placed on one person -- it developed as a series of chain reactions as a struggle for supremacy. It can be argued that the Cold War was inevitable, and therefore no one's fault, due to the differences in the capitalist and communist ideologies. It was only the need for self-preservation that had caused the two countries to sink their differenc
The Year 2000 Computer Problem
The Year 2000 Computer Problem
The Year 2000 Computer Problem by John Muirhead-Gould Last updated: 12/12/98. New email address- the one from school- Mount Union College New: I've added listings of some books that I would recommend reading about the millennium bug. Take a look at them here. This is a term paper I did for English IV my senior year at Central Catholic High School (in Canton, Ohio). If you have any comments, feel free to email me and I would be more than happy to discuss this topic with you. Please be aware that
Antietam
Antietam
Antietam The Battle of Antietam Union Losses - 12,410 Confederate Losses - 10,700 On September 4, 1862 General Robert E. Lee crossed the Potomac into Maryland with 40,000 picked troops. He was confident of victory. The outcome would surprise everyone. Due to the lost orders of General Lee, the Union Army was aware of his plans. Word got back to Lee and he knew he had to move quickly. On September 16 General George B. McClellan confronted Lee's army of northern Virginia at Sharpsburg, Maryland. A
Europe in 2010
Europe in 2010
Europe in 2010 Economic and Monetary Union (EMU) is a single currency area within the European Union single market in which people, goods, services and capital move without restrictions. It creates the framework for economic growth and stability and is underpinned by an independent central bank and legal obligations on the participating Member States to pursue sound economic policies and to coordinate these policies very closely. As trade between the EU Member States reaches 60% of their total t
The Artists Throughout History That Have Self - Destructed
The Artists Throughout History That Have Self - Destructed
The Artists Throughout History That Have Self - Destructed The most successful or famous artists are not always as happy as successful people are portrayed- living a life of fame, fortune, and glamour. The following examples will show some of the problems that four different artists have suffered in the past century. Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch painter who lived from March 30, 1853 to July 29, 1890. He is now one of the most famous painters in modern art (World Book 306). He only sold one paint
Etrade
Etrade
Etrade E*trade is… Provider of online investing services. It has established a popular, branded destination Web site for self-directed investors. It offers automated order placement and execution, along with a suite of products that can be personalized. (Dow Jones Interactive) As of September 30, 1999, Etrade had 1,551,000 active brokerage accounts, up 185% for the year, with assets held in customer brokerage accounts in excess of $28.4 billion, up 154% from last year. We began offering online i
Kurt Cobain Biography
Kurt Cobain Biography
Kurt Cobain: Biography Kurt Donald Cobain was born to Wendy and Donald Cobain on February 20, 1967 in the small logging community of Aberdeen Washington and his life ended on April 5, 1994. Kurt fronted one of the greatest bands of our time called Nirvana. In this report I hope to inform you about the life and mysterious death of Kurt Cobain. Kurt had a good childhood, but a troubled adolescence. Partly because of his parents splitting up in 1975 when Kurt was eight years old. Kurt chose to live
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain
Kurt Cobain Kurt Donald Cobain was born on February 20,1967 in the town of Aberdeen, Washington. Aberdeen is on the west coast and is about 108 miles southwest of Seattle. Aberdeen is a dreary place with about seven feet of rain a year. Kurt was born to Mrs. Wendy Cobain and to Mr. Donald Cobain. Wendy was a homemaker. She had a very tight bond with Kurt. He was her first born. She had another child three years after she had Kurt. Her name was Kim. Donald was a mechanic. He was very into sports.
Liberia
Liberia
Liberia This paper is about a small country on the west coast of Africa called Liberia. It is a country built with the help of The American Colonization Society. I was established to place freed blacks in the days of slavery in the United States in the 1800s. The government was modeled after of the United Stats. Monrovia, the capital and principal, port is named after a president of the united states James Monroe. This country has historical significance for african Americans. As Africa's oldest
Nomandy And Stolingrad
Nomandy And Stolingrad
Nomandy And Stolingrad The Battle of Stalingrad and the Battle of Normandy were two vital battles in World War II. Stalingrad was the site of a critical WWII Soviet victory that terminated Germany’s advance to the east. Peaceful Normandy took it’s place in history as the starting point in the triumphant march across Europe. Both these intense events were extremely significant in the outcome of the second world war. After the Germans failed to win the war totally in 1941, they decided to start a
A TRULY HAWTHORNE NATION
A TRULY HAWTHORNE NATION
A TRULY HAWTHORNE NATION A TRULY HAWTHORNE NATION Many people have had an effect on this country. The reason for this lies in our country’s youth. The United States formed at a time when technological advancements allowed many more people to leave a legacy in its dawning. These advancements led to a creation of literary history. I find it hard to say one person had a larger effect on anything than anyone else, but some people do seem to stand out more than others. In helping to form, or even by
Traffic Control The Need For Change
Traffic Control The Need For Change
Traffic Control: The Need For Change Traffic Control: The Need For Change As the population of the United States dramatically increases and the number of vehicles on the nation's roads and highways skyrockets, new methods of traffic control and organization have become necessary, by utilizing new methods of transportation or by revising the current system. In the past 15 years, the number of vehicles on American roads has increased 41.9%, the number of licensed drivers has increased 29.3%, but t
Panama
Panama
Panama By: Jessica Bailey Panama is a country in Middle America bordering the Caribbean Sea and the North Pacific Ocean. It is also between Columbia and Costa Rica. Panama is at the southern end of Central America. Panama and the land above it to Mexico's southern border make the part of the North American continent that is called Central America. Other countries that neighbor Panama are: Venezuela, Ecuador. Nicaragua, Honduras, and El Salvador are countries near Panama. The Gulf of Panama is a