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Vikings
Vikings
Vikings Some of the very first people to explore North America would have to be the Vikings. The Vikings were an adventurous lot, sailing the oceans in there ornately crafted longships. They frequently invaded many neighboring countries and islands. The actions of the Vikings shaped and changed many countries of the Europe. They invaded almost every western country of their time. England, Ireland, France, Spain, Russia, Greece, Arabia, And Africa all felt the impact of these marauders. The Viki
Auschwitz
Auschwitz
Auschwitz Auschwitz began as a barracks camp in the town of Oswiecim, for the polish army in the early 1930's. Germany then captured Poland and needed another location for Polish political prisoners. In 1940, the German SS sent a commission to Oswiecim to see if the barracks there could be used. The first inspection reported that it could not be used, however, a later inspection stated that after a few minor changes it would be useable. On May 4, 1940 Rudolf Hoss officially established it as a
Camelot The Archetypal Environment
Camelot The Archetypal Environment
Camelot: The Archetypal Environment In Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, the setting plays an integral role in the meaning of the poem. The three settings are all inseparable from the events which take place there and the manner in which Gawain is affected by the inhabitants. Camelot, Lord Bertilak's castle and the Green Chapel and their characters are considerably distinct from each other, each affecting and appealing to Gawain in a particular way. Because of its many positive qualities and fam
The Rise of The Golden Horde
The Rise of The Golden Horde
The Rise of The Golden Horde May 4, 1997 HS123h--Liberty Block 3 Thesis: The Mongols rose to power because they were a highly advanced culture as seen through their military technology, their trade and preservation of elaborate art work, and their fair administrative policy. The Mongols were one of the most feared groups in history. The very mention of the name Genghis Khan struck terror into every king and every peasant. How did a scattered collection of goat herders, led by the fatherless c
Monasticism in the Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the monasteries served as one of the great civilizing forces by being the centers of education, preservers of learning, and hubs of economic development. Western monasticism was shaped by Saint Benedict of Nursia, who in 529, established a monastery in southern Italy. He created a workable model for running a monastery that was used by most western monastic orders of the Early Middle Ages. To the three vows of obedience
A ROSE FOR EMILY
A ROSE FOR EMILY
A ROSE FOR EMILY A Rose for Emily takes place after the Civil War and into the 1900’s in the town of Jefferson, Mississippi—a town very similar to the one in which William Faulkner spent most of his life. It is a story of the conflict between the old and the new South, the past and the present—with Emily and the things around her steadfastly representing the dying old traditions and the present expressed mostly through the words of the narrator but also through Homer Barron and the new board of
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler On April 20, 1889, Klara and Alois gave birth to a son who would eventually become the man the world recognizes today as one of the most notorious men in history. Alois named his fourth son Adolf Hitler. His early childhood was spent under a cloud of normalcy in the small town of Braunau, Austria, a small town across the Inn River from Germany. His mother Klara was a meager housewife while his father a customs official. When Hitler was six his family moved to a place near Linz, Aust
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear or Tremarctos Ornatus is an end
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear or Tremarctos Ornatus is an end
The Spectacled BearThe Spectacled Bear, or Tremarctos Ornatus, is an endangered species. This rare bear can only be found in a few elusive spots in the world. Many endangered species all over the world don’t deserve the respect and care that they need. That is why many endangered species often become extinct or remain on the endangered species list for the remainder of their survival on Earth. Today, as more species become endangered, more people become involved in their care. Many things are b
The Blackfoot Indians
The Blackfoot Indians
The Blackfoot Indians The wind blows across the lone prairie, causing the golden heads of grass to sway in a synchronized motion. On the horizon stands a herd of buffalo with bowed heads silhouetted by the slowly sinking sun. In the east stands an Indian war party mounted on horseback, each individual in different multicolored attire, all with either bows or spears in hand. As they move in for the attack, the mystical scene slowly fades from vision.... This dreamlike scene was once everyday lif
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe
Edgar Allan Poe Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two
Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh
Charles Lindbergh Shortly after Charles Lindbergh landed, he was swarmed by 25, 000 Parisians who carried the wearied pilot on their shoulders. They were rejoicing that Charles Lindbergh, the American aviator who flew the first transatlantic flight, had just landed at Le Bourget field in France. Having just completed what some people called an impossible feat, he was instantly a well-known international hero. Despite his pro-German stance during World War II, Charles Lindbergh is also an Americ
Donatello
Donatello
Donatello Donatello (1386-1466) was a master of sculpture in bronze and marble and was one of the greatest Italian Renaissance artists of his time. A lot is known about his life and career but little is known about his character and personality. He never married and seems to be a man of simple tastes. Patrons often found him hard to deal with and he demanded a lot of artistic freedom. The inscriptions and signatures on his works are among the earliest examples of classical Roman lettering. He h
A brilliant virtuoso of violence Richard Marcinko rose through the Nav
A brilliant virtuoso of violence Richard Marcinko rose through the Nav
A brilliant virtuoso of violence, Richard Marcinko rose through the Navy ranks to create and command one of America's most elite and classified counterterrorist units, Seal Team Six. Then Marcinko was given orders to create Red Cell, a team of the best counterterrorists, whose job was to check the security of the military's top installations. Richard Marcinko was the ultimate rogue warrior. First, born Thanksgiving Day, 1940, Marcinko was from a poor, broken home. He was always very independent
English 102
English 102
English 102 P Buss Essay 1 A Closer Look at Character In any literay work, it is absolutely essential to have characters, whether major or minor. It is also necessary to develop these characters through out the story. Character development gives the reader insight to the more important meanings or lessons of the story. These lessons are usually brought out by the events that take place within the story. Looking at Guy De Maupassant’s piece “The Necklace”, we see a very clear development of the
CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
CHRISTMAS MEMORIES
CHRISTMAS MEMORIES Approaching Grandma's, our family anticipates the grand holiday about to be rekindled once again. With our family and friends about to be reunited with each other, each family member is trying not to notice how long the last kilometer is taking. The trees along the road seem to crawl by slower as Dad pushes his foot harder. Inch by inch, Second by second, we approach the long awaited destination. Finally when we arrive at Grandma's house our long journey is over. We each take
Josh Van Coppenolle
Josh Van Coppenolle
Josh Van Coppenolle EDU 301 Social Studies Methods Mary Iandoli Classroom Observation Date: 9-30-96 Kindergarten teacher: Mrs. Debolt First grade teacher: Mrs. Casteluzo Location: Penn Yan Elementary Carrie and I were going to observe a kindergarten classroom social studies class that combined their lesson with a first grade class. We were scheduled to arrive at 2 PM. When I arrived at 1:50 PM, Carrie was waiting outside the school and informed me that she had already gone in and was told that
Fallen from Grace
Fallen from Grace
Fallen from Grace A comparative essay on the use of symbolism in William Faulkner's A Rose for Emily. Authors traditionally use symbolism as a way to represent the sometimes intangible qualities of the characters, places, and events in their works. In his short story A Rose for Emily, William Faulkner uses symbolism to compare the Grierson house with Emily Grierson's physical deterioration, her shift in social standing, and her reluctancy to accept change. When compared chronologically, the
F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is considered a novel that embod
F Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is considered a novel that embod
F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby is considered a novel that embodies America in the 1920s. In it, the narrator, Nick Carroway, helps his neighbor Jay Gatsby reunite with Daisy Buchanan, with whom he has been in love with since 5 years before, during World War I. The affair between the two fails, however, and ends in Gatsby being shot and killed. The reason that this was inevitable is that Gatsby created a fantasy so thoroughly that he became part of it, and he fell with it when reality ca
ANCIENT GREECE
ANCIENT GREECE
ANCIENT GREECE Ancient Greece is a peninsula located off the Mediterranean Sea, and is surrounded by several islands. Ancient Greece was made up of different types of government. There were two types of city states an oligarchy , which is ruled by a small group of citizens and a direct democracy ruled by the people . All citizens could make speeches and vote at the Assembly. The Council made up of 500 citizens made new laws which were debated in the Assembly . Only citizens could vote ,women ,f
The Greeks thought of their Gods as having the same needs as human bei
The Greeks thought of their Gods as having the same needs as human bei
The Greeks thought of their Gods as having the same needs as human beings, they believed that the Gods needed somewhere to live on Earth. Temples were built as the gods' earthly homes. The basic design of temples developed from the royal halls of the Maycenaean Age. A Mycenaean palace consisted of a number of buildings often more than one story high, grouped around a central courtyard. It was brightly painted, both inside and out. In each palace there was a large hall called a megaron, where th
Greek influence is visable in everything that we have today Our laws
Greek influence is visable in everything that we have today Our laws
Greek influence is visable in everything that we have today. Our laws, cities and even our system of goverment all come from asppects of greek civilization, but maybe what we have been influenced the most gy the greeks is in architecture. Maybe the reason this is, is that it was a new form of architecture that had little to do with function and everything to do with looks. Agood example is the Greek temple. They were built in honor of the gods, but the architects were most likely more concerned
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing
Much Ado About Nothing It is a beautiful spring afternoon. The air is full of the radiance of freshly bloomed daisies and the energizing chill of the periodic spring breeze. Puffy large cumulus clouds fill the azure sky with gray thunderheads looming off in the distance. Looking down from the clouds, one can see a gathering of finely dressed people. Birds flying overhead hear the murmurs of the crowd gathered for a wedding of gentry. Shakespeare could never have planned the first scene of Act I
During my years at this university I have had the opportunity to explo
During my years at this university I have had the opportunity to explo
During my years at this university, I have had the opportunity to explore many new and exciting experiences. None, more so, than my current endeavor, the design and construction of a formula style racecar. This project involves not only designing the car, but also acquiring the items to build it, such as an engine, tubing for the frame, etc. To acquire these items, money or materials must be obtained through sponsorships. These sponsorships are achieved by approaching area businesses, and askin
The Boys From Brazil Evil Will Never Die
The Boys From Brazil Evil Will Never Die
The Boys From Brazil: Evil Will Never Die The film The Boys From Brazil shows the genetic experiment performed by a highly decorated Nazi doctor, and the effort made by a Jewish investigator to stop him. The doctor cloned the genes of famous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, and genetically implanted them into the egg of a woman in order to create another Hitler. With such an unlikely main action, ideas may seem unimportant, but one can nevertheless find a number of ideas in the film. One of the film
Jonny Gardiner
Jonny Gardiner
Jonny Gardiner Period 6 Although America is made out to be one of the greatest nations on earth, it has it’s fare share of problems. Most of the problems are minor and just need to be dealt with to properly correct them; however, most of them are not as insignificant. Terrorism has recently been on the rise and it’s becoming a great threat to all American’s lives. From minor protests to the Unabomber and the Oklahoma City Federal Building; terrorism is rapidly growing in America and something m
The discipline of archaeology is by no means a simple nor singular stu
The discipline of archaeology is by no means a simple nor singular stu
The discipline of archaeology is by no means a simple nor singular study of the past. Due to the wide range of evidence within the archaeological record, from organic to inorganic, many different methods and approaches are taken in order to deal with the wide spectrum of differing evidence. Nevertheless, the study of pottery is without doubt one of the most important tasks taken on by any archaeologist. A great wealth of information can be gained from the study of pottery, despite its inanimate
The Fall of the Smurfs
The Fall of the Smurfs
The Fall of the Smurfs I had hated Smurfs for the longest time. Their little blue forms annoyed me so, and their high-pitched voices made me want to smash the TV. So when I decided that I was going to take over their little village and make the Smurfs pay for what they had d one, I was going to go prepared. I bought an RV and outfitted it specially for the invasion. I anticipated being gone for several months, so the RV was well stocked with food and other supplies. As my main mission was to ta
Reading provides an escape for people from the ordinariness of everyda
Reading provides an escape for people from the ordinariness of everyda
         Reading provides an escape for people from the ordinariness of everyday life. Madame Bovary and Anna Karenina, dissatisfied with their lives pursued their dreams of ecstasy and love through reading. At the beginning of both novels Anna Karenina and Emma Bovary made active decisions about their future although these decisions were not always rational. As their lives started to disintegrate Emma and Anna sought to live out their dreams and fantasies through reading. Reading served as mor
There is no avoiding war it can only be postponed Machiavelli Indeed
There is no avoiding war it can only be postponed Machiavelli Indeed
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed... (Machiavelli) Indeed, this is true, as war has been a part of human culture since the beginning of time. Battles will be fought and wars will wage on; there is nothing that can be done. No matter how many pacts are signed, no matter how extraordinary the leader is, and no matter what race or religion, fighting is as unavoidable as the plague. The Renaissance brought tremendous enlightenment and development across Europe. Individuals were b
Jung 1
Jung 1
Jung 1 Herman Jung Instructor: Patrick Nolan English 1B 24 February 1997 Traditionally Fun Parents wake up very early in the morning to cook a vegetarian breakfast in order to thank the Goddess or their ancestors for the past year and to express their desire to have a better year in the future. After the food is ready, they wake their children up, wash up, and put on new clothes especially clothes with red color. Then everyone eats a piece of candy to start filling the next year with sugar, lov
Unhappy Meal
Unhappy Meal
Unhappy Meal Creative Writing Paper One Aaron lit a Basic brand cigarette as Amir pulled his beat up 1976 snot green Chevy Nova into the crowded parking lot of the McDonalds on Route 1 in Saugus, Massachusetts. He always seemed to do this to himself; lighting cigarettes when he'd just have to snipe them out on the bottom of his tattered army boot. He put his pointer finger to his head and pantomimed shooting himself. Amir glanced at him uneasily, then scanned the lot for an open space. Aaron dr
On the rocky plateau of Giza rise three great pyramids each built duri
On the rocky plateau of Giza rise three great pyramids each built duri
On the rocky plateau of Giza, rise three great pyramids, each built during the lifetime of a pharaoh. Together, these pyramids constitute the most celebrated group of monuments in the world. While the pyramids at Giza were built in the Fourth Dynasty (2615-2500 BC), the first pyramid was actually built in Saqqara during the reign of King Zoser of the Third Dynasty. This first pyramid was a step pyramid meaning that the sides were not filled to make an even surface. Egypt, like no other land, ha
Cool Hand Luke
Cool Hand Luke
Word Count: 918 In Cool Hand Luke, the movie begins with the word, VIOLATION, across the screen. The word is from a parking meter and sets the tone for the entire movie. Luke Jackson, the title character, is arrested for cutting off the heads of the town’s parking meters while drunk, or in legal terms, for destroying municipal property while under the influence of alcohol. When asked why he cut the heads off the parking meters, Luke answers, “You could say I was settling an old score.” While it
Mummification
Mummification
Mummification Mummification is the form of embalming practiced by the ancient Egyptians. The mummification process changed over time from the Old Kingdom, when only kings could be mummified to the New Kingdom, in which everyone could be mummified. The entire process of mummification to be completed took 70 days. After a body was delivered to the per nefer, which is where the embalmers conducted their tasks. The first thing that was done was put the deceased on a slanted table. The first thing th
VERSAILLES PALACE OF About 13 miles 21 kilometers southwest of Paris i
VERSAILLES PALACE OF About 13 miles 21 kilometers southwest of Paris i
VERSAILLES, PALACE OF. About 13 miles (21 kilometers) southwest of Paris, in the city of Versailles, stands the largest palace in France. It was built because of the consuming envy of King Louis XIV, and once completed it became the object of envy of every other monarch in Europe. The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Schönbrunn in Vienna, and Herrenchiemsee in Bavaria are only three of the royal palaces built in imitation of the Palace of Versailles. Versailles itself served as a royal residenc
The Christmas season comes and goes each year leaving behind a spirit
The Christmas season comes and goes each year leaving behind a spirit
The Christmas season comes and goes each year, leaving behind a spirit of joy and happiness amongst loved ones. Even if one is unable to be with family on this special holiday, a close knit friend would suffice. In the Christmas Sketches, Geoffrey Crayon vividly depicts the nature and style of how spending Christmas in the land of his forefathers with an old fellow-traveler sparked an image in his eye of true love. Crayon viewed England at Christmas time as a site of true beauty. He's taken b
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
The Dark Genius of the Short Story
The Dark Genius of the Short Story
The Dark Genius of the Short Story Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Jack London told of the courage of many on the Alaskan Frontier. Another author that made an influence on literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two of his
In recent times there have been few ideas of such compelling force as
In recent times there have been few ideas of such compelling force as
In recent times, there have been few ideas of such compelling force as the concept of World Heritage. There are places in nature and culture with a value and importance reaching far across geographical and political boundaries and becoming a heritage of the world in general. This promising idea was taken up by an International Convention of the Unesco in 1972. Today over 100 countries have joined it. This Convention does not only strengthen the idea that all countries should make the defence of
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler In April 20, 1889, Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria. He was a founder and leader of the Nazi Party, Reich Chancellor and guiding spirit of the Third Reich from 1933 to 1945, Head of State and Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Hitler was born in Braunau am Inn, Austria. In the early 1930s, the mood in Germany was severe. The worldwide economic depression had hit the country especially hard, and millions of people were out of work. Still fresh in the minds of many was G
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man
The Values of the Invisible Man I awoke, there was a crash on the upper deck. I heard a thunderous crackling from my head above. I ran up the stairs and what I saw devastated me. The small wooden boat was completely coated in billowy flames. Help, help, somebody please! I slowly moved towards the sound being careful to dodge flames as much as possible. The smoke was choking me. I could see a faint outline of a face across the deck. It was Tom, my lifelong friend and companion. He was completely
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Louis Comfort Tiffany
Louis Comfort Tiffany TIFFANY, Louis Comfort [1848-1933] -- American artist Son of Charles Lewis and Harriet Olivia Tiffany; grandson of Comfort and Chloe (Draper) Tiffany, and of Ebenezer and Anna (Burnett) Young, and a descendant of Humphrey Tiffany, who came to this country from England about 1060 and settled in Massachusetts. He studied art in New York under George Inness and Samuel Coleman, and in Paris under Leon Bailly. He painted in oil and watercolours, making a specialty of Oriental sc
Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur
Douglas MacArthur Douglas MacArthur, the son of the high-ranking military figure, Arthur MacArthur, was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, on 26th January, 1880. Although previously a poor scholar, in 1903 MacArthur graduated first in his 93-man class, at West Point Military Academy. Commissioned in the Corps of the Engineers, MacArthur was sent by the United States Army to the Philippines and by 1904 had been promoted to the rank of first lieutenant. Later that year he joined his father who was ser
All About Arnotts History
All About Arnotts History
All About Arnott’s History In 1865, a small bakery opened in Hunter Street, Newcastle, north of Sydney. It supplied bread, pies and biscuits to the local townspeople as well as to the crews of the many ships that docked at the port to load coal. From these humble beginnings rose a company whose name is now synonymous with biscuit-making. This is the story of Arnott’s Biscuits and its founder, William Arnott - a man whose passion for his business led him to create one of the most successful and e
BUSINESS PLAN
BUSINESS PLAN
BUSINESS PLAN Business Law April 20, 2004 1.0 Executive Summary Name and location: Modern Homemade, 2100 Main St., Philadelphia, PA 19101 “Modern Homemade”- a steak buffet, unlike a typical restaurant, will provide a unique combination of excellent food at value pricing with a fun and entertaining atmosphere. Modern Homemade is the answer to an increasing demand. The public (1) wants value for everything that it purchases, (2) is not willing to accept anything that does not meet its expectations
Materials Used In The Building
Materials Used In The Building
Materials Used In The Building ******************************************************************************************************************************************************************** 1.Roofing slates: ---Asbestos cement slate Appearance similar to natural slate therefore has advantage as cheap replacement for this material. Non-combustible. ---Glass reinforced cement Appearance similar to natural slate therefore has advantage as cheap replacement for this material. Testing indicates
Parallel Themes in Metamorphosis and The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Parallel Themes in Metamorphosis and The Death of Ivan Ilyich
Parallel Themes in Metamorphosis and The Death of Ivan Ilyich Several themes occur in both Franz Kafka’s, Metmorphosis and Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Ilyich, however the way in which these themes are presented and the meanings associated with them vary in each work. Isolation, materialism, and self discovery are ideas found in both pieces of literature. Both works have a constant theme of isolation. In Kafka’s work Gregor is transformed into an insect. His entire family and employer immedi
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter
The Scarlet Letter Chapter 1 A prison door is surrounded by a group of Puritan settlers. They are dressed in dark, simple clothing, and wear serious expressions. Just to the side of the door is a single wild rose bush, covered with flowers because it is June, rose season: [O]n one side of the portal, and rooted almost at the threshold, was a wild rose-bush, covered, in this month of June, with its delicate gems, which might be imagined to offer their fragrance and fragile beauty to the prisoner
American Architecture
American Architecture
American Architecture 17th-century English colonial architecture Most resembles the late medieval forms that survived in rural England. Houses were built in a range of sizes The Parson Capen House (1683), in Topsfield, Massachusetts Gables, overhangs, and lack of symmetry reflected the late medieval flavor of Europe. In Virginia and Maryland, brick construction was preferred for the typically story-and-a-half homes with chimneys at both ends and a more nearly symmetrical façade Thomas Rolfe Hous
Ashoka
Ashoka
Ashoka All men are my children. I am like a father to them. As every father desires the good and the happiness of his children, I wish that all men should be happy always. These are the words of an emperor who lived two thousand and three hundred years ago. We see in history how even mere chieftains grew arrogant and used their powers selfishly and unjustly. But the emperor who said the above words ruled over the greater part of India. He had the power of life and death over millions of his subj