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The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games
The Olympic Games The Olympic Games are a tradition of athletic events that take place every four years. They are a custom that was started many years ago, but are currently taken for granted. People from all over the world tune their televisions and radios to watch and listen to the events, but never question their existence. When were the Olympic games started? What was the first event? How did it grow? Where were the first games held? Why did they start? Did they have any political, social,
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt Outline Thesis: Theodore Roosevelt's political presence altered the course of the United States, transforming it into a superpower fully ready to handle the challenges of any opposition, and changed the role of the president and executive branch of US government, making it a force to be reckoned with. I. Introduction II. Before Roosevelt A. Post-Reconstructionist Views B. The Industrial Revolution C. The Gilded Age 1. Railroads 2. Robber Barons 3. Immigration 4. Standard Quest
John Muir's Trail in History
John Muir's Trail in History
John Muir's Trail in History John Muir was a man of great importance in the history of the United States and in the preservation of it's beauty. His tireless efforts to protect natural wonders such as Yosemite Valley demonstrated his undying love for the outdoors. Muir took a stand against the destructive side of civilization in a dauntless battle to save America's forest lands. The trail of preservation that Muir left behind has given countless numbers of people the opportunity to experience na
Illuminating the Path of Progress
Illuminating the Path of Progress
Illuminating the Path of Progress Thomas Alva Edison is the most famous inventor in American History. Edison designed, built, and delivered the electrical age. He started a revolution that would refocus technology, change life patterns, and create millions of jobs. He became famous for his scientific inventions, even though he was not a scientist. His real talent was his ability to clearly judge a problem and be persistent in experimenting. He was the master of the trial and error method. Thoma
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Being The One Who Cares
Being The One Who Cares
Being The One Who Cares In order to be a good teacher I feel that one needs to be open and understanding of different events that might take place in the classroom. Students today are not treated the same as they were during the beginning of education and we have a variety of students which attend our public schools. There are girls, blacks, whites, Hispanic, and Native Americans and a number of other different races participating in our classroom studies. This is a wonderful accomplishment in
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbecks The Grapes of Wrath
Biblical Allusions and Imagery in Steinbeck’s The Grapes of Wrath John Steinbeck always makes it a point to know about his subjects first hand. His stories always have some factual basis behind them. Otherwise, he does not believe that they will be of any value beyond artistic impression. Therefore, most of his novels take place in California, the site of his birth and young life. In preparation for writing his novels, Steinbeck would often travel with people about whom he was going to write. T
Greek literature
Greek literature
Greek literature GREEK LITERATURE. The great British philosopher-mathematician Alfred North Whitehead once commented that all philosophy is but a footnote to Plato . A similar point can be made regarding Greek literature as a whole. Over a period of more than ten centuries, the ancient Greeks created a literature of such brilliance that it has rarely been equaled and never surpassed. In poetry, tragedy, comedy, and history, Greek writers created masterpieces that have inspired, influenced, and
Sparta Uncultured Discipline
Sparta Uncultured Discipline
Sparta: Uncultured Discipline The Spartans were the most formidable warriors in all of history. They dedicated their entire lives to warfare. They were taught to endure cold, hunger, pain, their courage on the battlefield was second to none. The Spartan code was to fight hard, follow orders without question and to die rather then retreat or surrender. To achieve all this, Sparta sacrificed everything; the arts, culture, and other things that make life worth while. I believe the price was to hig
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 French Revolution
The French Revolution
The French Revolution There was a loud thunk as the blade hit the wood block, silence and then a cheer rose up from the crowd as yet another nobleman's head rolled. The French Revolution was one of the bloodiest revolutions in history, it was responsible for taking the lives of thousands of Frenchmen. But what was the cause of this carnage? As former Vice President Hubert Humphrey said, History teaches us that the great revolutions aren't started by people who are utterly down and out, witho
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{nuh-poh'-lee-uhn} Napoleon I, known as Napoleon Bonaparte before he became emperor, was probably the most brilliant military figure in history. Rising to command of the French Revolutionary armies, he seized political power as first consul in 1799 and proclaimed himself emperor in 1804. By repeated victories over various European coalitions, he extended French rule over much of Europe. He was finally defeated in 1814-15. Early Life Napoleon was born on Aug. 15, 1769, to Carlo and Letizia Buona
A Victim of the Double Rape
A Victim of the Double Rape
A Victim of the Double Rape There is an old saying that goes behind every strong man is a strong woman. This proverb can be used to describe the legacy of Hernando Cortes and his conquest of Mexico. Like the proverb, he had someone behind him who aided in his goals of dominance. The woman was Dona Marina, otherwise known as La Malinche. Her beauty and intelligence made her into one of the most hated and influential women in Mexico's history. According to Clifford Krauss, La Malinche is for t
College Admission Essay
College Admission Essay
College Admission Essay Dear I am writing to you in hopes you may be able to aid me in any way for college. This is my story: When I was in sixth or seventh grade my mother was diagnosed with Bipolar disease and is also an alcoholic. She had tried to commit suicide on various occasions and was constantly in and out of the hospital. My mother was even sent away for four months at the Bradoboro Retreat Center. There were so many medical bills and my father was the only one working. Eventually we f
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
Persuasive Speech on Abortion
Persuasive Speech on Abortion
Persuasive Speech on Abortion Persuasive Speech April 23, 2002 Specific Purpose: To persuade the audience that abortions are wrong and immoral Central Idea: By educating people on all the facts about abortion and maybe people will see the injustice of abortions. Introduction: A. In the past two hundred years, over one million Americans have died for their country. Monuments have been built and speeches have been delivered, honoring these American heroes. America is now engaged in a war where the
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Discrimination means to make distinctions on the basis of preference or prejudice[i]. Although many laws were established to fight discrimination affirmative action was created to help fix the damage that had been created by the oppression of certain races and sexes. When it came to hiring new employees in companies and the enrollment of students in college a lot of minorities were being discriminated against. Although slavery ended, in the 1960s there was still evidence of di
Barbarossa Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War Milita
Barbarossa Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War Milita
Barbarossa, Soviet Covering Forces and the Initial Period of War: Military History and Airland Battle The issues surrounding the German attack upon the Soviet Union in June 1941 continue to attract the attention of historians and military analysts. The nature of the Soviet response to that attack has, as recent articles in Air University Review suggest, set off heated polemics. The appearance of Bryan Fugate's Operation Barbarossa with its assertion that the Soviet High Command did, indeed, have
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War
The Vietnam War Bullets cut through the air with blazing speed. Cutting skin as it sped through the air. Piercing cries of pain followed. It seemed like the terror and violence wouldn’t end. What could men do against such reckless hate ? So what was the Vietnam war all about, and why did the United States feel they had to get involved ? President Harry Truman established a foreign policy doctrine commonly known as “Containment”. This new doctrine was intended to prevent the spread of Communism.
FCC vs Pacifica Broadcasting Foundation
FCC vs Pacifica Broadcasting Foundation
FCC vs Pacifica Broadcasting Foundation In 1978 a radio station owned by Pacifica Foundation Broadcasting out of New York City was doing a program on contemporary attitudes toward the use of language. This broadcast occurred on a mid-afternoon weekday. Immediately before the broadcast the station announced a disclaimer telling listeners that the program would include sensitive language which might be regarded as offensive to some. (Gunther, 1991) As a part of the program the station decided to a
Tupac Amaru Shakur
Tupac Amaru Shakur
Tupac Amaru Shakur On June 17, 1971 Tupac Amaru Shakur was born in East Harlem public hospital New York. His mother Afeni Shakur spent part of her pregnancy with Tupac in New York Women’s Correctional Facility due to the many charges brought against her and twenty other Black Panther members, one of which included a conspiracy to bomb many public buildings in New York (Powell 22). The case against her dragged on for twenty-five months. While on bail she courted “…two men-Legs, a straight up gang
The Aborigines
The Aborigines
The Aborigines “Rust red sand underlies the heart of Australia, where the huge monoliths known as Olgas shoulder above spinifex and grevilea. This old and worn continent has a look like no other – celebrated […] by both the native born and brief sojourners to the land down under” (“Portraits” 159). This old continent also has also a spirit like no other, embodied by the people who inhabited it for so long that they have come to “identify spiritually with the land” (Terrill 200) – the Aborigines.
Government Exam
Government Exam
Government Exam I was not raised by a family that took political issues into consideration. I rarely heard my family bring up political topics. My family is from El Salvador; a country that has a very different central government that the United States. My family came to the United States when I was very young. I believe this was a large factor in why my family never discussed political issues. I never heard anything about politics and government issues in America from my family was because ther
Islam
Islam
Islam Islam is a religion that has existed for millions of years. The followers believed that there is one God and Muhammad is his messenger. Muhammad was deeply troubled by the idol worship of Arabs and the moral ills of society. When he was about 40, he was meditating and heard a voice. According to Muslim the belief the voice was that of the angel Gabriel it said, “Proclaim.” When Muhammad asked what should I proclaim the voice responded with proclaim in the name of God. Muhammad was a young
ISLAM AND WOMENS SEXUALITY
ISLAM AND WOMENS SEXUALITY
ISLAM AND WOMEN’S SEXUALITY: A RESEARCH REPORT FROM TURKEY The control over women’s sexuality through restriction, coercion, violence or more complicated forms of political and social manipulation remains the most powerful tool of patriarchy in the majority of societies. Religion is often misused, both as an instrument of this control mechanism and as a cultural system, to legitimize the violation of women’s human rights. However, concentrating on the role of religion in constructing women’s sex
SEXUALITY OF WOMEN IN EASTERN TURKEY
SEXUALITY OF WOMEN IN EASTERN TURKEY
SEXUALITY OF WOMEN IN EASTERN TURKEY Overall in many societies, the rights and the status of women have improved considerably in the last century. However, when compared with men, women are still unequally treated in the sense of traditional rituals. Although it differs between countries, cultures and societies, mostly in male-dominated societies, women are expected to obey some certain rules that men do not have to. It is these rules and social perceptions that challenge the evolution of women
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using
Discuss the issues of publishing pictures that have been altered using a computer. Picture and subject manipulations have been a part of photography since it was first invented. But because of computer technology, digital manipulations are relatively easy to accomplish, hard to detect and perhaps more alarming, alter the original image so that checking the authenticity of the picture is impossible. Some critics have predicted that in a few years, images -- whether still or moving -- will not be
How George Carlin's Filthy Words Gave the Government the Power to Re
How George Carlin's Filthy Words Gave the Government the Power to Re
How George Carlin's Filthy Words Gave the Government the Power to Regulate What We Hear on the Radio The FCC v. Pacifica Foundation: GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS ON RADIO BROADCASTING In 1978 a radio station owned by Pacifica Foundation Broadcasting out of New York City was doing a program on contemporary attitudes toward the use of language. This broadcast occurred on a mid-afternoon weekday. Immediately before the broadcast the station announced a disclaimer telling listeners that the program woul
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the huma
Both entertainment and education have been integrals parts of the human experience since the beginnings of time. Many scholars insist that the two institutions often serve jointly, with entertainers and entertainment serving as a main source of education. There is little argument, then, that in addition to generally appealing to the masses, entertainers have regularly fulfilled the role of a teacher to typically unsuspecting audiences. Entertainers have served as educators throughout history, fr
Euthanasia or a good death is an issue that has caused much controve
Euthanasia or a good death is an issue that has caused much controve
Euthanasia, or a good death, is an issue that has caused much controversy for the past thirty years. This topic has a legal and illegal side to it. Many people cannot unanimously choose one side or the other. The legal issue, or passive euthanasia, is considered as allowing to die (Gula, 5). It varifies the removal of life-support systems because there is not any moderate hope of restoration. The illegal issue, or active euthanasia, is considered as homicide (Gula, 5). Drawing a line between
OVERVIEW OF GANGS
OVERVIEW OF GANGS
OVERVIEW OF GANGS Originally the word gang had no negative connotation. In Old English, gang simply referred to a number of people who went around together-a group. Today a gang can be defined in four basic ways: • an organized group with a leader • a unified group that usually remains together during peaceful times as well as times of conflict • a group whose members show unity through clothing, language • a group whose activities are criminal or threatening to the larger society. Gangs are o
Cyberspace is a global community of people using computers in networks
Cyberspace is a global community of people using computers in networks
Cyberspace is a global community of people using computers in networks. In order to function well, the virtual communities supported by the Internet depend upon rules of conduct, the same as any society. Librarians and information technologists must be knowledgeable about ethical issues for the welfare of their organizations and to protect and advise users. What is ethics? Ethics is the art of determining what is right or good. It can also be defined as a general pattern or way of life, a set o
The 1800's were a tumultuous time for the United States of America At
The 1800's were a tumultuous time for the United States of America At
The 1800's were a tumultuous time for the United States of America. At that time the south was typically slave and the northerners were traditionally for freedom. The slave states of the south and the abolitionist in the north were quarreling and the government recognizing that made efforts to stop or delay the civil war. In 1819 Missouri wanted to enter the Union a slave state. At this time the 22 states of the Union were divided evenly 11 slave and 11 free. Northern states were afraid that if
The Christian Coalition
The Christian Coalition
1 The Christian Coalition: A Small Grassroots Organization or A Large Political Threat? Founded in the aftermath of television evangelist Pat Robertson's 1988 campaign for the presidential nomination, the Christian Coalition is a dynamic pro-family grassroots organization. Robertson founded the Christian Coalition (CC) a non-partisan, issue oriented organization, which believes that through effective grassroots organization and encouraging activism by conservative Christians, they can bring the
The turn of the century has always been a big deal for modern civiliza
The turn of the century has always been a big deal for modern civiliza
The turn of the century has always been a big deal for modern civilizations. One hundred years of life is quite large compared with the average 70 or so given to most. Because of that, people tend to look in trends of decades, rather than centuries or millennia. When it does come time for a new century, when that second digit rotates, as it does so seldom, people tend to look for change. Events tend to fall before or after the century, not on top of it, and United States history, particularly,
The War Between the States was the heyday of American battleflags and
The War Between the States was the heyday of American battleflags and
The War Between the States was the heyday of American battleflags and their bearers. With unusualhistorical accuracy, many stirring battle paintings show the colors and their intrepid bearers in the forefront of the fray or as a rallying point in a retreat. The colors of a Civil War regiment embodied its honor, and the men chosen to bear them made up an elite. Tall, muscular men were preferred, because holding aloft a large, heavy banner, to keep it visible through battle smoke and at a distanc
Special points from 90 of the book Happiness Homemade by K Kuzma
Special points from 90 of the book Happiness Homemade by K Kuzma
Special points from 90% of the book, Happiness Homemade by K Kuzma Atmosphere of your home: Home should be made all that the word implies. It should be a little heaven upon earth, a place where the affections are cultivated instead of being studiously repressed. Fundamentals of true homemaking: The home should be to the children the most attractive place in the world, and the mother’s presence should be its greatest attraction. Cleanliness, neatness, and order are indispensable to the proper ma
Great Britain
Great Britain
Great Britain Great Britain uses a unitary government along with an unwritten constitution in their political system. Instead of the unitary leader, monarch, ruling, the bicameral parliament holds the legislative and executive powers. Most of this power is centered in the popularly elected House of Commons. In addition to the House of Commons, the House of Lords do have a little authority, although its nine law lords do have judicial junctions. In the government, the prime minister and cabinet
Adolf Hitler
Adolf Hitler
1 Adolf Hitler In any accounting of the millennium's monsters, first place must go to the ruler who made genocide a multinational industry-Adolf Hitler. The scale of enterprise boggles the mind: freight trains carrying Jews to human stockyards from across Nazi-occupied Europe; victims worked to death, shot, or gassed; corpses incinerated or processed into soap; gold teeth harvested for the coffers of the Reich (Time 123). How and why Adolf Hitler became the man that changed the meaning of sla
When one thinks of Hitler one usually thinks of all the innocent peopl
When one thinks of Hitler one usually thinks of all the innocent peopl
When one thinks of Hitler, one usually thinks of all the innocent people that he ordered to be slaughtered. Over six million Jews were killed on his command. When one thinks about Hitler, one probably doesn’t think about his childhood. Hitler had a very rough and harsh upbringing. His father was a drunk, and he moved a lot when he was a child. Not many people thought Hitler would amount to anything. He was lonely. He thought that all of the Jewish people had nice houses, food and slept in comfo
The question of capital punishment has plagued society for a number of
The question of capital punishment has plagued society for a number of
The question of capital punishment has plagued society for a number of years. This argument even reaches back to ancient times. The Bible mentions that executions should be used for many crimes (Exodus 21:12). In a time when chaos ruled, much like today, strict laws must be applied so there is some distinguishable amount of order. In principle, a case can be made on moral grounds both supporting and opposing capital punishment. Two different cases can be made. One is based on justice that defen
Throughout history many different minority groups have been
Throughout history many different minority groups have been
Throughout history many different minority groups have been discriminated against. Although some of these minority groups are hated many members of these groups continue to make positive contributions to American society that help shape our country. One of these individuals is Jackie Robinson. His influence on the game of baseball has set standards for all of baseball fans to admire. The message he made Americans realize is that Blacks are just as capable of doing things as whites are, and any
Jeffrey Bause
Jeffrey Bause
Jeffrey Bause 1.1949-1953Marhsal and colleagues several charges against schools such as Del, SC, VA, Dis of Col and KA. Kansas filed by NAACP on behalf of Brown. His eight-year-old daughter Linda had to travel several miles to segregated public school everyday eventhough she lived next to a school. May 17 1954 court said, We conclude that in the field of pub ed the doctrine of sep but equal has no place. Sep ed facilities are inherently unequal…Any lang in Pleesy vs.Fury contrary to these find
Lyndon Baines Johnson served as the thirty-sixth president of the Unit
Lyndon Baines Johnson served as the thirty-sixth president of the Unit
Lyndon Baines Johnson served as the thirty-sixth president of the United States of America. Events which marked the Johnson presidency were the funeral of President John Fitzgerald Kennedy, the push for the Great Society, and most memorably, the Vietnam conflict. Johnson was a man who possessed incredible power. In the early stages of his presidency many domestic programs were initiated. The latter portion of his presidency suffered due to his bad handling of the situation in Vietnam. Lyndon Ba
Japan the Aggressor
Japan the Aggressor
Japan the Aggressor Nothing was left of the Hiroshima of a few minutes ago. The houses and buildings had been destroyed and the streets transformed into a black desert, with only the flames from burning buildings giving a lurid illumination to the dark sky over Hiroshima. Those are the ever haunting words of a young boy who survived the atomic bombing of Hiroshima. How did the war get this far that innocent people were slaughtered. What led up to the attack of the Japanese of Pearl Harbor. Ho
LYNDON JOHNSON
LYNDON JOHNSON
LYNDON JOHNSON Lyndon Johnson began his rule as president and ended it in sadness. He took over after John F. Kennedy's assassination, and ended in the middle of the Vietnam War. This war was one that tore the United States in half. Some people thought that it was good to defend democracy, and some people thought that our country had no business butting into the problems of another country. But Lyndon Johnson was good at getting what he wanted. He was called the greatest floor leader of our c
History of Lacrosse
History of Lacrosse
History of Lacrosse What is the history of lacrosse? It is a topic that holds interesting for me in two respects. First, I enjoy all types of history, so learning the who's and what's of the sport is interesting to me. Second, I play lacrosse and knowing who and how the sport was developed would help and interest me. How the game of lacrosse was played. What they used to play with, the types of sticks and balls. Rules used to play, team size, and the basic aspects of the game. The differences b
In today's corporate environment human resources are undeniably our mo
In today's corporate environment human resources are undeniably our mo
In today's corporate environment, human resources are undeniably our most valuable assets. By valuing and training our employees, we are better able to meet the needs of our clients. More and more, companies are realizing the importance of corporate etiquette in the sales environment. Customers are looking for a manner conscious sales associate with attention to detail, and a desire to be his or her best. The proper use of manners can show a client immediately what you're made of. According to
Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor
Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor
Benjamin Franklin-Scientist and Inventor American Studies May 20, 1996 Benjamin Franklin has influenced American technology, and indirectly, lifestyles by using his proficiencies and intelligence to conduct numerous experiments, arrive at theories, and produce several inventions. Franklin's scientific and analytical mind enabled him to generate many long lasting achievements which contributed to the development and refinement of modern technology. Few national heroes, including George Washington
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton
Alexander Hamilton Before earning such a glowing acclamation from the French statesman, Alexander Hamilton would have a rocky road to travel. He was most likely born on the island of Nevis in the British West Indies in 1755. The exact date of his birth is unknown, and even his year of birth is an item of dispute among scholars. The youngest of two illegitimate sons born to Rachel Faucett Lavien, a Huguenot, and James Hamilton, an irresponsible but charming Scottish merchant, Alexander had no bir