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The Slide Rule
The Slide Rule
The Slide Rule The slide rule is mechanical device used by mostly engineers and scientists for fast and accurate multiplication, division, to find roots and powers, and other simple math problems. It consists of a fixed section with upper and lower parts marked with different logarithmic scales, a center part that slides between the parts of the fixed section and is also marked with scales, and a clear cursor that can be moved to help align the scale marks. The slide rule has almost been totall
To Russian Jews the synagogue was the center of religion and religion
To Russian Jews the synagogue was the center of religion and religion
To Russian Jews, the synagogue was the center of religion and religion was the most important thing in their lives. The rabbi was their leader, they came to him with every problem they had. Jews were poor, but they all gave tzedakah. It was said that even the poorest Jews could find someone poorer to help and give money to. According to the Jewish religion, tzedakah is one of the most important mitzvahs you can do. The same could be said about the Jewish holidays. They were observed very strict
Roman Empire
Roman Empire
Roman Empire The Roman Empire was strong for a time. It was founded on geography, family values, military strength, and wise leadership. It flourished because of social, economic, political, military and religious strengths. However, when the very things that make a civilization flourish start to decline, the civilization will also lead to a downfall. The first reason for the fall was economic decay. The rulers of Rome had expensive lifestyles. To aid their image, they needed money. They gained
Lauren Lay
Lauren Lay
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The French Revolution
The French Revolution
The French Revolution I. Absolutism A. Absolutism defined 1. In the absolutist state, sovereignty resided in kings--not the nobility or the parliament--who considered themselves responsible to God alone. 2. Absolute kings created new state bureaucracies and standing armies, regulated all the institutions of government, and secured the cooperation of the nobility. a. Some historians deny that absolutism was a stage of development that followed feudalism, but, instead, was administrative monarchy.
Roman government is exactly like ours today
Roman government is exactly like ours today
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Samurai
Samurai
Samurai Tradition in Japan prizes grace, tranquillity and harmony with nature. But tradition also celebrates the fierce warrior of Japan; the samurai. Sometimes wandering alone, more often fighting in Japans complex civil wars, the samurai may have been history's most effective and terrifying warriors. Legends, movies, popular fiction, books in Japan and all over the world picks the samurai as the most lethal swordsman that has ever lived. Was he that lethal? Yes. Was it pure technique, mere mas
Queen Isabella The Soul of the Inquisition
Queen Isabella The Soul of the Inquisition
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Scandal in America
Scandal in America
Scandal in America History 112 1 December 2001 The Watergate Scandal was a series of crimes committed by the President Nixon and his staff members who were found to of spied on and harassed political opponents, accepted illegal campaign contributions, and covered up their own misdeeds. On June 17, 1972, The Washington Post published a small story. In which the reporters stated that five men had been arrested breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. These bumbling foo
Buddhism
Buddhism
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Watergate Scandal
Watergate Scandal
Watergate Scandal The Watergate Scandal was a series of crimes committed by the President Nixon and his staff members who were found to of spied on and harassed political opponents, accepted illegal campaign contributions, and covered up their own misdeeds. On June 17, 1972, The Washington Post published a small story. In which the reporters stated that five men had been arrested breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. These bumbling fools had made two attempts prior
Luke
Luke
Luke The author of Luke wrote for a community which also awaited the arrival of God's Kingdom, but which was concerned about its life in another Kingdom.Tradition holds that the author of the gospel of Luke was a physician and a traveling companion of the apostle Paul. History offers no evidence to substantiate these claims, but the work itself suggests that it was composed by someone who lived in one of the cities where Paul had established his early churches. The composition and language of th
This paper is written largely from personal experience I had the aids
This paper is written largely from personal experience I had the aids
This paper is written largely from personal experience. I had the aids of the few books, magazines and Internet articles on the subject of graffiti. Being a spraycan artist and a hip hop DJ I feel that I am an expert in the field and can competently speak about the general consensus and feelings of those in the hip hop community. I am an active part of the community and encounter the people involved on a daily basis. Art is one of few things in this world that is tangible yet intangible, it can
FRENCH REVOLUTION
FRENCH REVOLUTION
FRENCH REVOLUTION The birth of liberal democracy during the French Revolution continued to expand as the growing middle classes demanded more political power to be equal with the economic clout. Nationalism began to play a significant role in the way people and countries viewed themselves. The flourishing Industrial Revolution is what gave rise to the middle class as they were about to use the technological advances in transportation, communications, and the production of energy to enhance thei
Accounting History
Accounting History
Accounting History Bookkeeping and record-keeping methods, created in response to the development of trade and commerce, are preserved from and medieval sources. Double-entry bookkeeping began in the commercial city-states of medieval Italy and was well developed by the time of the earliest preserved double-entry books, from 1340 in Genoa. The first published accounting work was written in 1494 by the venetian monk Luca Pacioli (1450-1520). Although it disseminated rather than created knowledge
THE ONLY PATH
THE ONLY PATH
THE ONLY PATH When first asked why I’d chose to read “The upside-down Kingdom”, I replied “The titled sounds cool.” I honestly had no idea what this book was about. As I started reading “The upside-down Kingdom” I was shocked to discover how bold and exciting the book actually was. What are the main points of the book? Will this help me in everyday living? These are just a few of the many questions that I will try to answer. One of the main points of this book is the different or inverted teach
When people associate racial background with America most people autom
When people associate racial background with America most people autom
When people associate racial background with America, most people automatically think of European ancestry. This misunderstanding of what America is, causes many problems in the country. The lack of recognition of various racial backgrounds and minority groups has been all too common, since the very beginning when America was thought of as a New World. The native people of the land were treated like they were foreigners and eventually stripped of their own land. When the country started to deve
AZTEC EMPIRE
AZTEC EMPIRE
AZTEC EMPIRE Tony Vasquez Academic Success Aztec Empire October 27, 1998 The Aztec’s religious system was perhaps their most highly elaborate aspect of their culture. The Aztec’s beliefs took them from a nomadic tribe to a highly-developed civilization of fearless warriors and pragmatic builders. Their religious beliefs opened a path to a great and powerful empire. Prophecies had foretold of a promise land where the Aztecs would settle and thrive. The pilgrimage they started over a century prior
Middle Ages Economy
Middle Ages Economy
Middle Ages Economy Middle Age Economy The economy mostly seen in the early middle ages was feudalism, Europe’s form of government in the Middle Ages, was developed in the fifth century to meet the changing needs of the time. It was based heavily on the honor system. The king had overall power, then the lord, then the vassals, or landowners, and finally down to the peasants, known then as the villeins. The fiefs, or estates, could be rented out to one vassal who would then rent portions of the
Discipleship
Discipleship
Discipleship Discipleship At the mention of the word disciple , the image most people conjure up is that of a faithful pupil, a person more than willing to follow the teachings of their leader without question. However, the early disciples didn’t always conform to this stereotype. In fact, they sometimes showed a complete lack of faith, finding it extremely hard to accept Jesus’ word in their hearts. Jesus appointed twelve disciples to symbolize each of the twelve tribes of Israel. In doing so,
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt
Ancient Egypt Starting about 8,000BC, all of Northern Africa became a drier, more desert-like place. Back then, man lived in nomadic groups of hunters and gatherer. The climate forced man to migrate to more hospitable lands, some migrated to Nile River Valley which is a vast land surrounding the Nile River. There in this land abundant with life, there were plenty of food and water for these people. During the Neolithic Revolution (10,000BC to 3,500BC) man discovered the art of agriculture, this
History of ussr
History of ussr
history of ussr The History of the Soviet Union - The History of the Soviet Union 1533-1584 The Russian Empire, covering over one-sixth of the world, is governed by the sovereignty of Czar Ivan the Terrible. The feudal system oppresses every man, woman and child as the Czar releases Tax Collectors to maintain support for the nobles in the land. Brigands and financial extortionists persecute any lower class citizen who refuses to help contribute to the Czar's regime. 1682-1725 Under Czar Peter
Gun Control Overview
Gun Control Overview
Gun Control: Overview Gun Control: Overview The issue of gun control has been debated for a long time, probably ever since they were invented. The gun is a small, rather easy to obtain, weapon that is lethal if used in the right (or wrong) way. This makes the gun an extremely dangerous factor in our lives. If used improperly, a gun could be lethal to not only the target, but the user as well. The availability of guns has sky rocketed in the past decade or so, and the immense population of guns i