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Gang Violence
Gang Violence
Gang Violence Gangs are becoming a growing problem in American society. More young people are turning to gangs to solve problems in there lives. When youths join gangs they drop social activities with family, friends and school. Members fall behind their classmates in school and do not try. A study shows that less than 1% of gang bangers is literate1. Gangs destroy teenager lives and destroy their chances for a good education and happy life. Gangs are now a haven for rats. Teenagers are joining
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
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Throughout history, statistics have proven that Capital Punishment or otherwise known as the death penalty, has been an effective deterrent of major crime. Capital Punishment is the lawful infliction of death among criminals and has been used to punish a wide variety of offenses for many years all over the world (Bedau 16). When the death penalty is enforced, it shows society that committing a capital crime has deadly consequences. In early times, many methods of Capital Punis
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Capital punishment is the legal infliction the death penalty. It is obviously the most severe form of criminal punishment. (Bedau1) Capital punishment is a controversial way of dealing with violent criminals. The main alternative to the death penalty is life in prison. Capital punishment has been around for thousands of years as a means of eradicating criminals. A giant debate started between supporters and opposers of execution, over the morality and effectiveness of the deat
Commercial Vices
Commercial Vices
Commercial Vices The commercial vices are gambling, prostitution, and drugs. The appeals of the commercial vices are so strong and widespread that attempts to prohibit them in western countries have always failed. The evils of these vices are threefold: Those who practice them suffer, the criminals who sell them prosper, and the enforcement organizations are expensive, unsuccessful, and often corrupt. Two commercial vices have been accepted as unstoppable, but there evils have been minimized by
Methods of Execution
Methods of Execution
Methods of Execution One man's taking of another's life is generally seen as an unforgivable act which is punishable with death. When this is done as punishment however, it is seen as an honorary deed by removing this criminal from the world and making it a much safer place to live. With executions in mind, it is incredible what ingenious methods can be thought of by the human brain and the fact that the idea is centered around the murdering of one man does not even change how prodigious these i
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Weapons In its attempts to harness the power of the atom, mankind has itself in the possession of weapons with unbelievable, destructive power. Nations now have the ability to destroy entire cities from hundreds of miles away, in only minutes. These weapons are nuclear weapons. Nuclear weapons cost the citizens of the United States billions of dollars in taxes each year, the testing and maintenance of these weapons pose serious health risks, and the actual need for these weapons is not a
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor My report is about the attack on Pearl Harbor. In this report I will explain what happened and why it happened. So you know, Pearl Harbor is located on Oahu island, Hawaii. Pearl Harbor was the operating base of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. The Japanese pulled a surprise attack on the U.S. on December 7, 1941 at 7:50 A.M. during the beginning of World War II. On November 26 a powerful Japanese task force, under the command of vice Admiral Chuichi Nagumo, left the Kuril Islands; on Decem
Stephen King's The Stand
Stephen King's The Stand
Stephen King's The Stand Stephen King's The Stand is a thrilling novel that portrays the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive who are immune to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those who serve G-d instinctively join in Boulder, Colorado, while those who worship the Dark Man are drawn to Las Vegas, Nevada. The two groups separately re-build society, until one must destroy the other. Franni Goldsmith comes very close
Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Mark Twain Mark Twain's works are some of the best I've ever read. I love the way he brings you into the story, especially with the dialogue used, like in Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn. Mark Twain is my favorite dead author. Mark Twain was never Mark Twain at all. That was only his pen name. His real name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens. Samuel was born in Florida, Missouri in 1835. He accomplished worldwide fame during his lifetime for being a great author, lecturer, satirist, and humorist. Si
The forces of good against evil In the year 1991 a plague
The forces of good against evil In the year 1991 a plague
the forces of good against evil. In the year 1991, a plague strikes America, leaving only a few thousand people alive who are immune to the epidemic. Of the survivors, those who serve G-d instinctively join in Boulder, Colorado, while those who worship the Dark Man are drawn to Las Vegas, Nevada. The two groups separately re-build society, until one must destroy the other. Franni Goldsmith comes very close to killing herself. She thinks she can not deal with her parents' deaths, being unwed
Disjunction vs Communion in Raymond Carvers Short Stories
Disjunction vs Communion in Raymond Carvers Short Stories
Disjunction vs. Communion in Raymond Carver’s Short Stories Raymond Carver, poet, essayist, and short story writer, was very different from some other writers in that he clipped his writing until only the essential remained. Carver not only acknowledged the effect that fiction could have on readers, he proclaimed that it should affect readers.( Bonetti 58) Thus, when Carver writes about intimate relationships, the reader perceives the stories as more than entertainment or skillful language;
Picking research projects sometimes for me is an agonizing problem tha
Picking research projects sometimes for me is an agonizing problem tha
Picking research projects, sometimes for me, is an agonizing problem that eventually turns into an enlightening experience; what was to be my American Humanities research project was just such an experience. I had preliminarily thought I'd look into cultural myths. While researching myths, I ran across El Dorado Springs, MO., under the category of geographical myths, in the library computer. I thought how interesting while also wondering why. The book listed had been published in 1887, with a q
Fast Eddie
Fast Eddie
Fast Eddie by Rick Vallejos (Daredevil or [email protected]) (Comments appreciated) Where do I begin... to write down my misadventure. I would have never picked up a pen and began had it not been for my host. He's the type of fellow who tells you what to do and his partners (soldiers) make sure you did just as your told. This hideout, this fortress has more weapons than I've seen in months. There is a guard at my door this minute, put there for my protection so I was told. Yeh right! He's got
Samuel Clemens was born and grew up in Hannibal Missouri This was the
Samuel Clemens was born and grew up in Hannibal Missouri This was the
Samuel Clemens was born and grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. This was the home of his later characters Tom Sawer and Huck Finn. In these books he incorporated such features that really existed in Hannibal; features such as Holidays Hill, Bear Creek and Lover’s Leap. Clemens described the residents of Hannibal as happy and content with the lives they led in their small town. In his late teens, Clemens left Hannibal on a riverboat to become a printer in St. Louis. He moved up in the ranks of printi
Outline
Outline
Outline Thesis Statement: An original draft of Mark Twain’s The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn exists containing material excluded from the first printing of the book. I. Twain’s biographical information A. Childhood B. Education C. Professional life 1. Jobs 2. Literary works 3. Financial conditions D. Personal life 1. Life style 2. Family life II. Original manuscript of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn A. General information 1. Discovery information 2. How the manuscript was lost B. Legal ba
Mark Twain
Mark Twain
Word Count: 619 Samuel Clemens was born and grew up in Hannibal, Missouri. This was the home of his later characters Tom Sawer and Huck Finn. In these books he incorporated such features that really existed in Hannibal; features such as Holidays Hill, Bear Creek and Lover’s Leap. Clemens described the residents of Hannibal as happy and content with the lives they led in their small town. In his late teens, Clemens left Hannibal on a riverboat to become a printer in St. Louis. He moved up in the
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing
Seeing is Believing Since the times when the earth was believed to be a flat object, man has had a lust and curiosity about space and the bodies that exist in it. Early astronomers trying to grasp the incomprehensible mysteries of the universe would study the patterns of the stars and planets to try to put this massive puzzle together. In their studies history has recorded sightings of objects that didn’t hold to any pattern or set movement supposedly proved to be correct. Objects that moved fr
Pyramids
Pyramids
Pyramids The pyramids of Egypt are the last remaining Wonder of the World. Even in the days of Ancient Egypt when powerful pharaohs ruled over Egypt the pyramids were considered a wonder. Today, the ruins of 35 pyramids still stand near the Nile River in Egypt. These pyramids were built to protect the bodies of Egyptian kings and other royalty but before the pyramids became the standard for burials, tombs were used for Egypt’s early rulers, nobles, and other high ranking officials. This group o
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
SIERRA
SIERRA
SIERRA My family and I have always loved are camping trips, especially the ones the take us deep into the depths of the Sierra Nevada mountians. There's a very unique and beautiful camp ground near Mammoth Lakes called Devils Postpile. My is it beautiful, two gigantic crystal clear lakes, wildlife sites that could easily be posted in any National Geographic magazine, and trout that have enough meat on their bones to suvive in the deepest of any ocean. One little problem I always have had was th
I used to work for the FBI in the Portland office It was my childhood
I used to work for the FBI in the Portland office It was my childhood
I used to work for the F.B.I., in the Portland office. It was my childhood dream to be the one who gets the bad guy. My fiftieth birthday was in just three months. I had a wife and three children, still do, and the same job I’d had since my graduation from Quantico. We were living just outside Portland. My oldest son, John jr., was in his third year at Washington. The twins were high school seniors at this time and my pride and joy, daddy’s little girls. Carolyn and I had celebrated our twenty-
Trip through the soft soft sand
Trip through the soft soft sand
Trip through the soft soft sand It was a warm, dry summers day in the great bowl of Nevada's desert when I made my grave error. We learn from our errors, so in some cases it doesn't hurt to make them provided there is not a permanent repercussion from your mistake. I have a rock that reminds me of this incident and I would like to tell you how this rock resembles my experience. Jamie(my girlfriend) and I were returning on a Sunday afternoon from a very successful and safe caving trip to the Gre
Copper and molybdenum resources were not recognized as valuable commod
Copper and molybdenum resources were not recognized as valuable commod
Copper and molybdenum resources were not recognized as valuable commodities until economic needs demanded the collection and processing of these minerals in large amounts. The most expansive deposits of copper and molybdenum occur in massive low grade ores and are found in intrusive porphyry formations, although many smaller sized but higher grade ores are located in non-porphyry areas. The nation has abundant domestic copper ore reserves but because of many detrimental economic factors much of
Geography
Geography
Geography Colorado River Geographers can tell you that the one thing that most rivers and their adjacent flood plains in the world have in common is that they have rich histories associated with human settlement and development. This especially true in arid regions which are very dependent upon water. Two excellent examples are the Nile and the Tigris-Euphrates rivers which show use the relationship between rivers and concentrations of people. However, the Colorado River is not such a good exam
The land below us is always in motion Plate tectonics studies these re
The land below us is always in motion Plate tectonics studies these re
The land below us is always in motion. Plate tectonics studies these restless effects to give us a better understanding of the Earth and its past. New molten rocks are poured out in the form of magma from the mid-ocean ridges. The rock is recycled and re-entered back into the earth in deep ocean trenches through convection current. The convection current in the mantle drives plates around either against or away from each other. These collisions give rise to earthquakes, volcanoes, mountains, an
Throughout history statistics have proven that Capital
Throughout history statistics have proven that Capital
Throughout history, statistics have proven that Capital Punishment or otherwise known as the death penalty, has been an effective deterrent of major crime. Capital Punishment is the lawful infliction of death among criminals and has been used to punish a wide variety of offenses for many years all over the world (Bedau 16). When the death penalty is enforced, it shows society that committing a capital crime has deadly consequences. In early times, many methods of Capital Punishment were used to
The Effects of UFO's on People
The Effects of UFO's on People
The Effects of UFO's on People By Steve Edwards Almost every civilization in history that has kept a written history has recorded the sightings of strange objects and lights in the skies. These objects have been described as glowing wheels, colored balls of light, and disk shaped objects. Today unexplained aerial phenomena are generally referred to as unidentified flying objects (UFO's) or flying saucers. The effects of extra terrestrial sightings can have an adverse effect on people if influen
John Muir--explorer writer and conservationist--was born on April 21 1
John Muir--explorer writer and conservationist--was born on April 21 1
John Muir--explorer, writer, and conservationist--was born on April 21, 1838 in Dunbar, Scotland. Until the age of eleven he attended the local schools of that small coastal town. In 1849, the Muir family emigrated to the United States, settling first at Fountain Lake and then moving to Hickory Hill Farm near Portage, Wisconsin. Muir's father was a harsh disciplinarian and worked his family from dawn to dusk. Whenever they were allowed a short period away from the plow and hoe, Muir and his you
Attention Getter
Attention Getter
Attention Getter: The date: October 1969 The time: 7:15 PM, EST The place: Leary, Georgia The setting: A dark, starlit sky but not for long… lasting ten to twelve min., at times as bright as the moon, an unidentified flying object hurtled across the sky …A UFO piloted by aliens? Or just the ravings of an over-imaginative human mind? …This was an actual report filed with NICAP (National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomenon)…by former President Jimmy Carter! Pointer: I wanted to talk to
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
Samuel Langhorne Clemens also know as Mark Twain was born in 1835 and
Samuel Langhorne Clemens also know as Mark Twain was born in 1835 and
Samuel Langhorne Clemens, also know as Mark Twain, was born in 1835 and died in 1910. He is best known as an American humorist and for his realistic view of America in the nineteenth century through his novels and other stories. He had the whole world captivated through his expert writing and lectures. “I never let my schooling interfere with my education (home.eathlink.net/…/twain.html),” Mark Twain once said. Mark Twain was a great inspiration to America in the nineteenth century and is still
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
Tex Rickard the story of his life The man who was known as Tex Rickard
Tex Rickard the story of his life The man who was known as Tex Rickard
Tex Rickard: the story of his life. The man who was known as Tex Rickard, was born on Jan 2, 1870 with the byname of George Lewis Rickard. He led a life of different jobs, I guess you could say he was a jack of all trades. His life, or the part of it that dealt with the gold rush, was what I would say as, short lived. After raising cattle in Texas, and ruling a little town as the town marshal he decided to move on to something different. He moved to a small city in Nevada called Goldfield. Goldf
Compromise of 1850
Compromise of 1850
Compromise of 1850 In 1850, the issue of slavery had once again some to haunt Congress. What seemed like a déjà vu of the Missouri Compromise, Congress would once again be split down the middle over the issue of slavery. The purpose of the Compromise of 1850 also known as the Omnibus Bill was to settle several questions that had recently surfaced within the walls of the Capitol. Unlike the Missouri Compromise, this decisions made in this compromise needed to satisfy the whole country. These reso
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor On the 7th of December 1941 the Japanese lead a massive air raid on the American navel base at Pearl Harbor. The attack came by surprise early in the morning that day while many of the crew of the ships was still sleeping. In just a short time after the attack 5 out of 8 battleships at pearl harbor were sunk or sinking, and most of the other ship and airplanes were destroyed too. More than 2400 Americans were dead by the end of the attack and many of them never made it out of their
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
Californios
Californios
Californios Q.4 Impact of the California Gold Rush on the Californios. The first cry of “Gold” was heard all over the world. . Fortune hunters succumbed to gold fever and flocked to the Sierra Nevada foothills in search of unlimited wealth. By 1852, about 250,000 miners pondered in California from all over the world. Due to the massive inflow of immigrants Californios became a minority. It didn’t matter that they had lived on their lands for generations. In the eyes of the majority of the new co
Nuclear Waste The Skull Valley Controversy
Nuclear Waste The Skull Valley Controversy
Nuclear Waste: The Skull Valley Controversy This paper will discuss the moral and ethical issues concerning how and why Locally Undesirable Land Uses (LULUs) and Treatment, Storage and Disposal Facilities (TSDFs) are located. A LULU, or TSDF, can be a power plant, a munitions factory, a county landfill, a medical waste incinerator, a hazardous waste storage facility, a military base, an airport or any number of other facilities that people need, but do not want to live next to. The process of f
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt With the assassination of President McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, not quite 43, became the youngest President in the Nation's history. He brought new excitement and power to the Presidency, as he vigorously led Congress and the American public toward progressive reforms and a strong foreign policy. He took the view that the President as a steward of the people should take whatever action necessary for the public good unless expressly forbidden by law or the Constitution. I did
Gambling
Gambling
Gambling Gambling is prominent in today’s society. This can be seen especially through politics. Everywhere voters are electing people to office who are pro gambling. William Thompson of the University of Nevada (1994) describes politicians by stating, “It’s part of the American landscape, they’ll trade morality for dollars” (1). In North and South Carolina, for example, the last governor election showed that the people were for legal gambling by voting in governors who wanted a lottery. Now in
Ponds and Lakes
Ponds and Lakes
Ponds and Lakes A lake is a large body of fresh water. Lakes can range in size from small ponds to huge bodies of water such the Great Lakes in the U.S. Lakes and rivers are closely tied. Some lakes are the source for some rivers. Important rivers, most often, originate from lakes. Some rivers end in lakes. Since both rivers and lakes are freshwater and flow in and out of each other, they share similar charcteristics and many species reside in both habitats. LOCATION: Freshwater ecosystems inclu
Impact on the Natural Environment
Impact on the Natural Environment
Impact on the Natural Environment Year 10 Geography Unit 3: TOURISM Lesson 2; Impact on the Natural Environment Below is a “model” which you can use to study various places. After you have read each case study, you should fill out the details in the appropriate part of the diagram. Your collection of diagrams will be your notes for this topic. nature of activity eg trail bike riding THE STUDY AREA eg bushland areas on the Peninsula control measures taken eg alternative places provided environmen
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty. It is obviously the most severe form of criminal punishment. Capital punishment is a controversial way of dealing with violent criminals. The main alternative to the death penalty is life in Prison. Capital punishment has been around for thousands of years as a means of eradicating criminals. The first evidence of capital punishment is from Hammurabi's code, a book of Babylonian law, from 1700BC. The Bible mentio
Justice can not be served until the debate on capital
Justice can not be served until the debate on capital
Justice can not be served until the debate on capital punishment is resolved and all states have come to agree that the death penalty is the best way to stop crime completely. The bottom line is, one method of execution is just as brutal and as barbaric as the next, says Mr. Breedlove of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. This comes straight from the mouth of a member of a national organization against capital punishment. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Langu
Homosexual Marraige
Homosexual Marraige
Homosexual Marraige LAW (Gay Rights/Legislation) Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the United States of America The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized,
Through the years gambling has become America's
Through the years gambling has become America's
Through the years, gambling has become America's pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations(in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these establishments,
A Study in Scarlet was written in 1887 by Sir Arthur Doyle
A Study in Scarlet was written in 1887 by Sir Arthur Doyle
A Study in Scarlet was written in 1887 by Sir Arthur Doyle. It was a mysterious case of love, murder, and revenge. Mr. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. John Watson used the science of deduction to solve this mysterious case and catch the killer. The first section of the book took place in 1878 in London, England. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson shared an apartment together on 221b Baker street. The first murder was held in Lauriston Gardens. The second murder took place in Hallidays Private Hotel. The se
In Mark Twain's two major works The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and it's
In Mark Twain's two major works The Adventures of Tom Sawyer and it's
In Mark Twain's two major works, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, and it's sequel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, he develops and displays his humoristic abilities by concealing within them deeper meanings, ultimately producing a satire of the region in which he lived. Examined within this paper are the methods which Twain uses to conceal his satire within the above two novels. The majority of his points are made using humor, but he also takes advantage of the use of southwestern dialect and Hu
UFOs What are they
UFOs What are they
UFOs: “What are they?” In the past fifty years, UFO sightings have shot up in numbers. Now that there are enough witnesses, we can try to find out what or who these UFOs really are. When asked about the incidents, the government would make something up for an explanation instead of telling the truth. It’s up to people like you and me to find out what really happened. The number of sightings of UFOs in the United States alone is phenomenal. Even though it has been determined that many photographs