For The Union Dead

Voodoo
Voodoo
Voodoo Fon is spoken by over half the people of Benin and it is the mother tongue of voodoo. In Fon the root word for voodoo is vodoun that means spirit or god. Voodoo had its origins over 350 years ago in West Africa. In fact Allada, a small town in Benin, is often called the 'cradle of voodoo'. In 1996, January 10th became National Voodoo Day in honor of its followers that make up 65% of Benin population. The religion Vodoun was a by-product of the slave trade. This Yoruban religion was carri
World War II
World War II
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Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
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European Union
European Union
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Hamlet's Delay with Revenge
Hamlet's Delay with Revenge
Hamlet's Delay with Revenge Delay stalked Hamlet and his scheme to murder his rival, uncle, and deemed father, Claudius. Hamlet's visiting with the ghost in Act I, Scene V, included multiple challenges and tasks applied to Hamlet by the ghost. Revenge his foul and most unnatural murder. Hamlet vows a fast and swift revenge, however encounters experiences and ways that delay his destiny to avenge his fathers death. In the end, Hamlet fulfills his goal and takes revenge on his father's death an
Tatyana Golbin Essay
Tatyana Golbin Essay
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Smuggling of Nuclear Material
Smuggling of Nuclear Material
Smuggling of Nuclear Material Over the past five years the former states of the Soviet Union haven't been able to prevent the leakage of nuclear material. Nuclear materials and technologies are more accessible now than at any other time in history, due to the breakup of the Soviet Union and the worsening of economic conditions. No longer does the Soviet KGB, the Soviet military and the Soviet border guards have the control to stop the smuggling of nuclear material's. With the Cold War being over
Capital Punishment and The Death Penalty
Capital Punishment and The Death Penalty
Capital Punishment and The Death Penalty Capital punishment and the death penalty are very controversial issues concerning modern times. Many people have different opinions about how a criminal should be disciplined in the court of law, but there is no one right or correct answer. Although, 80% of Americans are for the death penalty. Presently, thirty-eight states have the death penalty, but is the concept of a life for a life the best way to castigate a criminal? Of the thirteen states that d
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis
Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis Sunny Herren American History Mrs.Lynn 5 February 1997 In this report I compare two great historical figures: Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president, steered the Union to victory in the American Civil War and abolished slavery, and the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, Jefferson Davis. Abraham Lincoln was the President of the Union, and Jefferson Davis struggled to lead the Confederacy to independence in the U.S. Civil War. Lincoln wa
The Civil War
The Civil War
The Civil War The American Civil War was a grave turning point in the history of North America. It was a conflict that pitted the Northern states of the American union against the Southern states. The war raged for four years, from 1861 to 1865, and was marked by some of the fiercest military campaigns in modern history. In this essay, you will learn the causes of the American Civil war, as well as the after effects of the war. It has been extremely hard for historians to exactly pin-point the c
Cold War vs United States
Cold War vs United States
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An American Crisis Gulf War Syndrome
An American Crisis Gulf War Syndrome
An American Crisis: Gulf War Syndrome Imagine a soldier that is willing to die for his country in the Persian Gulf region, so that Americans could pay less for petroleum products in the Gulf, the soldier serves his country, with honor, loyalty, and dignity. In an attempt to win the war, Saddam Hussein launches a chemical attack on American troops, leaving some soldiers with a lot of incurable symptoms. Such symptoms include headaches, diarrhea, bleeding gums, chronic fatigue, joint and muscle pa
The United States and National Security and Dominant Party in Balance
The United States and National Security and Dominant Party in Balance
The United States and National Security, and Dominant Party in Balance of Power The emergence of the United States as a dominant party in balance of power equations is a relatively new phenomenon in world history. New military technology coupled with increased global integration has allowed the United States to reinvent the fundamental assumptions of international diplomacy while propelling itself to the top of the hegemonic stepladder. This positioning was achieved piecemeal during the course o
Oil in America
Oil in America
Oil in America America has many problems with it's environment. The facts are clear that most corporations won't take the blame for them. These companies try to find ways out by stating that they are not the ones responsible for these problems. They try to protect themselves from the mistakes they made in the oil industry and the country. The facts are clear that there have been disasters in the oil field industry in the past ten years and they stand out in history. The article Myths We Wouldn'
Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solutions
Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solutions
Problems in Air Traffic Control and Proposed Solutions In northern California this summer, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) unintentionally performed it's first operational test of free flight; aviation without direct air traffic control. This was an unintentional experiment because it was a result of a total shut-down of the Oakland Air Route Traffic Control Center (ARTCC). Although Oakland is only the 16th busiest ARTCC, it's responsible for the largest block of airspace of any ATC
African-American Troops in the Civil War The 54th Massachusetts
African-American Troops in the Civil War The 54th Massachusetts
African-American Troops in the Civil War: The 54th Massachusetts The Fifty-fourth Massachusetts was organized in early 1863 by Robert Gould Shaw, twenty-six year old member of a prominent Boston abolitionist family. Shaw had earlier served in the Seventh New York National Guard and the Second Massachusetts Infantry, and was appointed colonel of the Fifty-fourth in February 1863 by Massachusetts governor John A. Andrew. As one of the first black units organized in the northern states, the Fifty-
Social and Political Reactions to Mormon Polygamy
Social and Political Reactions to Mormon Polygamy
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William Frederick Cody also known as Buffalo Bill was born
William Frederick Cody also known as Buffalo Bill was born
William Frederick Cody, also known as Buffalo Bill, was born into an anti-slavery family. He had a rough childhood, but despite this hardship he grew up to be an adventurous wild west showman, and achieve many historical goals. On February 26, 1846, near the small town of LeClair, Iowa, William F. Cody was born to Isacc and Marry Ann Cody. At the time William had two sisters, Martha and Julia, and a brother, Samuel. But he ended up with three more sisters, Eliza, Helen, and May, and another bro
Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster   Daniel Webster contributed a large potion of the Civil War. To begin, he was born in Salisbury, New Hampshire on January 18, 1782. His parents were farmers so many people didn't know what to expect of him. Even though his parents were farmers, he still graduated from Dartmouth College in 1801. After he learned to be a lawyer, Daniel Webster opened a legal practice in Portsmouth, New Hampshire in 1807.   Webster quickly became an experienced and very good lawyer and a Federalist
George Washington
George Washington
George Washington He was born 1732 and he died in1799. George Washington seems today a figure larger than life itself…..almost as he was when he was a familiar person in the halls, homes, shops, and bars of 18th-century city Williamsburg. On Duke of Gloucester Street, in the Raleigh Tavern's Apollo Room, or the Governor's Palace Gardens, his powerful frame and his nice attitude..his presence….drew to him the notice that wrote his place in the history of the city, the state, and the nation. His
Book SummaryContents
Book SummaryContents
Book Summary/Contents Andrew Jackson, in the author’s words, was mild, polite, polished, benevolent, and democratic. It would not be in anyone’s favor to question the validity of the his words, but to understand them with unrestrained faith in those words will help to insure complete insight into the book. Moreover, this book stresses the immortal fact that Jackson’s private life had as much irony and agony as his political/outside life did. With those factors understood, Jackson’s life and t
Floating Exchange Rates The Only Viable Solution
Floating Exchange Rates The Only Viable Solution
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Communism in the Soviet Union and why it Failed
Communism in the Soviet Union and why it Failed
Communism in the Soviet Union and why it Failed Communism is defined as a system of political and economic organization in which property is owned by the community and all citizens share in the enjoyment of the common wealth, more or less according to their need. In 1917 the rise of power in the Marxist-inspired Bolsheviks in Russia along with the consolidation of power by Vladimir Lenin and Joseph Stalin, the word communism came to mean a totalitarian system controlled by a single political
In George Orwells 1984 the Party the government of Oceania has many sl
In George Orwells 1984 the Party the government of Oceania has many sl
In George Orwell’s 1984, the Party, the government of Oceania, has many slogans. One of the sayings is “Big Brother Is Watching You”. Despite the fact that the slogan is only mentioned a few times throughout the novel, it embodies the government that Orwell has created. We first learn of the slogan when the setting is described on the first page of the book. Orwell depicts, in explicit detail, the sights, sounds, and smells of Oceania. When illustrating the hallways of Victory Mansions, Winston
Being a Hero
Being a Hero
Being a Hero Thesis: Despite his accomplishments and the glory associated with his life, Aeneas only achieves the status of hero through divine intervention, and this god-given position causes him just as much grief as it does splendor. What is a hero? We would like to think that a hero is someone who has achieved some fantastic goal or status, or maybe someone who has accomplished a great task. Heroes find themselves in situations of great pressure and act with nobility and grace. Though the m
THE INFLUENCE OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
THE INFLUENCE OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
THE INFLUENCE OF PERSONAL EXPERIENCES IN EMILY DICKINSON’S POETRY None of Emily Dickinson’s readers has met the woman who lived and died in Amherst, Massachusetts more than a century ago, yet most of those same readers feel as if they know her closely. Her reclusive life made understanding her quite difficult. However, taking a close look at her verses, one can learn a great deal about this remarkable woman. The poetry of Emily Dickinson delves deep into her mind, exposing her personal experien
The Scarlet Letter - Hesters Alienation
The Scarlet Letter - Hesters Alienation
The Scarlet Letter - Hester’s Alienation Throughout his book The Scarlet Letter Nathaniel Hawthorne is preoccupied with the relationship between the individual and society. Hester’s sin and subsequent condemnation alienate her. No where is this alienation more apparent than in Chapter 5, Hester at her Needle. Condemned by her sin of passion, Hester is separated from her community, not only physically, as she lives on the edge of the town, and socially, as she this chapter Hawthorne presents t
Like most of the unprepared nave Americans who believed the Civil War
Like most of the unprepared nave Americans who believed the Civil War
Like most of the unprepared, naďve Americans who believed the Civil War would consist of a few short battles and little casualties, who then after the war reached it’s second year truly saw the Civil War for what it really was- the bloodiest in America’s history; Walt Whitman’s Drum Taps represents this ideal from start to finish. From the war’s first battle in 1861 when Whitman saw the endeavor as a chance for the North to put to rest all of the turmoil the South created, to the see-saw batt
Definition Essay
Definition Essay
Definition Essay Education what is it? It is defined as: 1. The act or process of educating or being educated. 2. The knowledge or skill obtained or developed by a learning process. 3. A program of instruction of a specified kind or level. 4. The field of study that is concerned with the pedagogy of teaching and learning, according to the American Heritage dictionary. Its etymology comes from the Latin word educatio which means to bring up1 But what does that tell us. It says to me that educa
I Biography
I Biography
I. Biography Samual Langhorne Clemens was born in 1835, and died in 1910. Twain’s father was John Marshall Clemens, a visionary lawyer and landowner from virginia and his mother was Jane Lampton Clemens. When Clemens was twelve his father passed away. After his fathers death Samual Clemens left school to find work, and boy did he find it. Before his father’s death Clemens was apprenticed to his brother Orion, who ran the Missouri Courier, which was a country paper. In 1853 Clemens set out for t
The Birth of Kings
The Birth of Kings
The Birth of Kings Two plays, Hamlet, written by William Shakespeare and Oedipus Rex, written by Sophocles share a common bond of illusion and innocence. The protagonists in both plays appear at the beginning only to have changed so that reality has broken through the illusion with less than desirable results for either. In these two plays, two kings must leave their innocence behind as the truth leads them first, to enlightenment and then to their downfall. This is a battle between the lig
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo by: Alexandre Dumas The Story of Edmond Dantčs, the Sailor, who Becomes the Rich & Powerful Count of Monte Cristo and Takes Revenge on all his Enemies. Chesky Hoffman June 17, 1996 Dr. Goodale In this essay I will show how Edmond Dantčs punishes his four enemies with relation to their specific ambitions. Edmond is sent to jail due to his enemies' jealousy. After he escapes he becomes rich and powerful and gets back at them. Before I relate to you how Dantčs gets back a
Casey OchsOchs1
Casey OchsOchs1
Casey Ochs Ochs1 Ms. Miller The Fall of the House of Usher The Fall of the House of Usher is acclaimed as one of Edgar Allan Poe's greatest works. Poe uses Symbolism and analogies in both characters and setting to tell this gothic tale of death and downfall. He often drew apoun memory for the setting of his stories. He combines atmosphere and analogy to form the setting which provokes to the reader a sense of insufferable gloom. Too much of the horror has been attributed to its setting. But the
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy
Tom Clancy His Life, His Style, His Books by Adam Salvo English 11, Period 5 Mrs. Bruno March 14, 1996 Vampire, Vampire! The CIC talker said aboard Ticonderoga. We have numerous incoming missiles. Weapons free.1 Tom Clancy, the best modern fiction writer, and probably, one of the all time best. Above was an excerpt from his second number one bestseller, Red Storm Rising. Tom Clancy is a civilian genius that knows more about top-secret weapons systems than the men who designed them. This mak
Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the
Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the
  Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the '60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and ghetto riots excited
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and ca
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and ca
From stick figures in the sand and the earliest animals painted and carved in stone, people worldwide have reacted to the world by making images. The fundamental goal of art, especially in the past, was to convey meaning and express important ideas, revealing what was significant to every society, by arresting images. In recognizing the subject matter of any painting, you have to look at the artist’s intentions, which are regularly connected to social conditions, national or global issues and t
The history of the Soviet Union is complicated and fascinating In the
The history of the Soviet Union is complicated and fascinating In the
The history of the Soviet Union is complicated and fascinating. In the course of only seventy years this country has seen the development of the totally new system of state, economic growth, the growth of hopes for the brighter future, and then the sudden and expected by no one collapse of the whole system leading to chaos, wars, and confusion. One period is especially important in order to realize how did things finally started to change after the seventy years of blindly pursuing the dream
I Introduction
I Introduction
I. Introduction A. Thesis B. Statement of problem II. Beginnings A. Childhood B. The Making of a Revolutionary III. The Five Year Plans in Industry A. Progress and Benefits to Russia B. Downfalls for the People IV. Agricultural Changes A. Collectivization B. The Liquidation of the Kulaks C. Famine V. Social Changes A. Social Benefits B. Personal Advancements C. Woman in Society VI. Purges A. The Party B. The Army C. The Burial Pits VII. Conclusion A. Summary B. Final Statement Stalin: Did his R
Wyatt Earp
Wyatt Earp
Word Count: 389 Wyatt Berry Stapp Earp Wyatt Earp was born on March 19, 1848. He is the son of Nicholas Earp, a lawyer/farmer and Virginia Earp and was born at 406 South Third Street, Monmouth, Illinois. Wyatt was given the name of his father's Army captain. When Wyatt was quiet young, his two older brother, James and Virgil, went off to fight in the Civil War for the Union. A story is told in which Wyatt tried to run away and join the Army, but his father caught him in a corn field and took hi
Almost fifty years ago an incident occurred in the southwestern desert
Almost fifty years ago an incident occurred in the southwestern desert
Almost fifty years ago, an incident occurred in the southwestern desert of the United States that could have significant implications for all mankind. The incident was announced by the U.S. military, and denied by the U.S. military, and has remained covered-up in the government for the past fifty and hopefully not another fifty years. It is not a hoax or false claim, but rather a known event that is thoroughly documented. It is the objective here is to summarize the details of the events and in
Being a Hero
Being a Hero
Being a Hero Thesis: Despite his accomplishments and the glory associated with his life, Aeneas only achieves the status of hero through divine intervention, and this god-given position causes him just as much grief as it does splendor. What is a hero? We would like to think that a hero is someone who has achieved some fantastic goal or status, or maybe someone who has accomplished a great task. Heroes find themselves in situations of great pressure and act with nobility and grace. Though the m
Saddam, Iraq, And The Gulf War
Saddam, Iraq, And The Gulf War
Saddam, Iraq, And The Gulf War War, justifiable or not, is complete madness. It is hell. No matter what the cause, or what the reason is, war remains mankind�s greatest source of tragedy, the plague of mankind, and the plague of this country. Our country has existed for only 200 years, a relatively short time, and already we have been involved in over eleven major wars. Four have been fought this last fifty years. We are a nation of freedom, but we are also a nation of strong military presence
I Attention We live in an age where depression runs rampant and suicid
I Attention We live in an age where depression runs rampant and suicid
I. Attention: We live in an age where depression runs rampant and suicide is on the rise, to what can we attribute the cause? What could possibly cause millions of people each year to give up hope? People give up because of loneliness and despair. Preview: But despite life's hardships there is someone who can give us hope through our despair and friendship in our loneliness. II. Need: According to the National Depressive and Manic Depressive Association, 10 % of all teenagers between 14 - 18 su
Hamlet Revenge
Hamlet Revenge
Hamlet (Revenge) Revenge. Revenge causes one to act blindly through anger, rather than through reason. It is based on the principle of an eye for an eye, but this principle is not always an intelligent theory to live by. Young Fortinbras, Laertes, and Hamlet were all looking to avenge the deaths of their fathers. They all acted on emotion, and this led to the downfall of two, and the rise to power of one. Since the Heads of the three major families were each murdered, the eldest sons of these f
As a tool for national security counterintelligence is as important as
As a tool for national security counterintelligence is as important as
As a tool for national security, counterintelligence is as important as the armed services, if not more so. By definition, counterintelligence means to counter the information gathering efforts of a hostile intelligence agency. Along side it’s sister service, intelligence, counter intelligence, helps defend a nation from both internal and external aggression. This is generally done by guarding information storage sites, or by capturing enemy spies. Also, counterintelligence is interchangeably u
The key to exquisite writing Thomas Paine and his use of urgency
The key to exquisite writing Thomas Paine and his use of urgency
The key to exquisite writing: Thomas Paine and his use of urgency English III 1st period A preacher dies, and when he goes to Heaven, he sees a New York cab driver who has a higher place than him. He says to Saint Peter, I don’t get it. I devoted my whole life to my congregation and some taxi driver has a higher place in Heaven than I do? Saint Peter says, We reward results. Did your congregation always pay attention when you gave a sermon? The preacher says, Once in a while someone fell a
Ptolemy
Ptolemy
Ptolemy Introduction In ancient times there were many great ideas which began to shape the way man perceived his environment. However, there were few minds who were able to put all of these ideas together. One of these minds belonged to Claudius Ptolemy, or just Ptolemy as he is commonly referred to. We know almost nothing of the chronology of Ptolemy's life, and we don't even know his birth or death dates. We do know, though, about his ideas in several fields, which include geography, astronom
The world's natural resources are being consumed at an alarming rate A
The world's natural resources are being consumed at an alarming rate A
The world's natural resources are being consumed at an alarming rate. As these resources diminish, people will be seeking alternative sources by which to generate electricity for heat and light. The only practical short term solution for the energy-crisis is nuclear power. Nuclear power, however is not as safe as burning coal, gas or oil in a factory it is in fact , much more dangerous, There are dangers associated with a nuclear power plant which far out weigh the benefits to society as a whol
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
Was a military struggle fought principally in Kuwait and Iraq during J
Was a military struggle fought principally in Kuwait and Iraq during J
Was a military struggle fought principally in Kuwait and Iraq during January and February 1991. The crisis began in August 1990, when Iraq, led by President Saddam Hussein, invaded and annexed Kuwait. Between August and November the United Nations Security Council passed a series of resolutions that culminated in the demand that Iraq withdraw unconditionally from Kuwait by January 15, 1991. By that time, some 500,000 allied ground, air, and naval forces—chiefly from the United States, Saudi Ara