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America Fortress of Freedom
America Fortress of Freedom
America Fortress of Freedom Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. -Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, 1863 Created equal and free, unlike in many other countries were you are born either royalty or a peasant. Yes, they did have slaves when the Declaration of Independence was written and signed. It was normal every day life to have slaves; they didn't see
Background and Emergence of Democracy in the British North American Co
Background and Emergence of Democracy in the British North American Co
Background and Emergence of Democracy in the British North American Colonies Beginning in the early 1600's, North America experienced a flood of emigrants from England who were searching for religious freedom, an escape from political oppression, and economic opportunity. Their emigration from England was not forced upon them by the government, but offered by private groups whose chief motive was profit. The emergence of Democracy in colonial America can be attributed to the coming about of sev
Saint Report
Saint Report
Saint Report: St. Nicholas St. Nicholas, called of Bari, Bishop of Myra (Fourth Century) 6 Dec. Feast day. The great veneration with which this saint has been honored for many ages and the number of altars and churches which have been everywhere dedicated in his memory are testimonials to his holiness and of the glory which he enjoys with God. He is said to have been born at Patara in Lycia, a province of Asia Minor. Myra, the capital, not far from the sea, was an episcopal see, and this churc
Democracy
Democracy
Democracy Andy Carroll July 8th, 1996 I. Meaning of Democracy II. Summary of Places and Dates III. Features of Democracy IV. Types of Democracy V. Early Democracy A. Athens B. Rome VI. Middle Ages and England VII. The Renaissance A. United States of America B. France VIII. Modern Times IX. Important People Demos Kratia, or democracy, as it is used today, means “ the people rule.” A democracy is a form of government is run by the people of that country through elections and representation. A demo
Religion
Religion
Religion People may have different views about a belief or religion, but often both sides see a place of importance to them in the same way. Jerusalem has a religious importance for three religions. For Christians, the city is the site of many of the events in the life of Jesus Christ. For Jews, Jerusalem is the focus of their religious longing, the site of their ancient Temple, and their historical capital. For Muslims the city is their third holiest as the site from which Muhammad is said to h
Militant Monks
Militant Monks
Militant Monks The Knights Templar, a military order of monks answerable only to the Pope himself, were founded in 1118. Their primary responsibility, at least initially, was to provide protection to Christians making pilgrimages to the Holy Land. They rose in power, both religious and secular, to become one of the richest and most powerful entities in Christendom. By the time of their disbandment in 1307, this highly secretive organization controlled vast wealth, a fleet of merchant ships, and
The root of all evil is money Because this phrase has been repeated so
The root of all evil is money Because this phrase has been repeated so
“The root of all evil is money.” Because this phrase has been repeated so many times throughout history, one can fail to realize the truth in this timeless statement. Whether applied to the corrupt clergy of Geoffrey Chaucer’s time, selling indulgences, or the corrupt televangelists of today, auctioning off salvation to those who can afford it, this truth never seems to lose its validity. In Chaucer’s famous work The Canterbury Tales, he points out many inherent flaws of human nature, all of wh
In Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad often uses vaguemuted descriptions
In Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad often uses vaguemuted descriptions
In Heart of Darkness Joseph Conrad often uses vague,“muted” descriptions, leaving a melange of possible meanings in the reader’s lap. One exception to this trend is Conrad’s symbolic use of ivory. Within the frame of the story, his references to ivory can obviously be seen as a representation of the white man’s greed. Towards the end of the book ivory comes to symbolize the oozing evil that drips from the heart of darkness. It isn’t long before Conrad makes a commentary on the greed of the whit
The Squire's tale ends two lines into its third section and following
The Squire's tale ends two lines into its third section and following
The Squire's tale ends two lines into its third section, and following this abrupt termination is the wordes of the Frankeleyn to the Squier. The Franklin praises the young Squire's attempt at a courtly romance and says that he wishes his own son was more like the Squire. This is followed by the wordes of the Hoost to the Frankeleyn. Many critics believe that the words of the Franklin to the Squire are intended as an interruption of the tale that threatens to go on far too long. However, I
Nearly every aspect of the Pardoner's tale is ironic Irony
Nearly every aspect of the Pardoner's tale is ironic Irony
Nearly every aspect of the Pardoner's tale is ironic. Irony exists within the story itself and in the relationship between the Pardoner and the story. The ending of the story presents a good message despite the Pardoner's devious intentions to swindle money from the other pilgrims. By using irony in the Pardoner's tale, Chaucer effectively criticizes the church system. The irony begins as soon as the Pardoner starts his prologue. He tells the other pilgrims that his sermons reflect how money is
New England: A Matter of Perspective
New England: A Matter of Perspective
New England: A Matter of Perspective John Smith's A Description of New England and William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation both present a picture of the same pre-colonial land of New England. Mr. Smith's writing, out of necessity, painted a rosy picture of the new land, while Bradford's historical account shows early New England was not Heaven on Earth. Mr. Bradford and Mr. Smith are writing about one land, but they present two different accounts of the life in the land. John Smith's writing
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales The Canterbury Tales is a collection of stories set within a framing story of a pilgrimage to Canterbury Cathedral, the shrine of Saint Thomas à Becket. The poet joins a band of pilgrims, vividly described in the General Prologue, who assemble at the Tabard Inn outside London for the journey to Canterbury. Ranging in status from a Knight to a humble Plowman, they are a microcosm of 14th- century English society. The Host proposes a storytelling contest to pass the time; eac
Chivalry was a system of ethical ideals developed among the knights of
Chivalry was a system of ethical ideals developed among the knights of
Chivalry was a system of ethical ideals developed among the knights of medieval Europe. Arising out of the feudalism of the period, it combined military virtues with those of Christianity, as epitomized by he Arthurian legend in England and the chansons de geste of medieval France. The word chivalry is derived from the French chevalier, meaning horseman or knight. Chivalry was the code of conduct by which knights were supposedly guided. In addition to military prowess and valor and loyalty to G
Ewrt1b
Ewrt1b
Ewrt1b 10-30-94 Cruelty In Joseph Conrad's book Heart of Darkness the Europeans are cut off from civilization, overtaken by greed, exploitation, and material interests from his own kind. Conrad develops themes of personal power, individual responsibility, and social justice. His book has all the trappings of the conventional adventure tale - mystery, exotic setting, escape, suspense, unexpected attack. The book is a record of things seen and done by Conrad while in the Belgian Congo. Conrad use
New England A Matter of Perspective
New England A Matter of Perspective
New England: A Matter of Perspective John Smith's A Description of New England and William Bradford's Of Plymouth Plantation both present a picture of the same pre-colonial land of New England. Mr. Smith's writing, out of necessity, painted a rosy picture of the new land, while Bradford's historical account shows early New England was not Heaven on Earth. Mr. Bradford and Mr. Smith are writing about one land, but they present two different accounts of the life in the land. John Smith's writing
The Oppressed
The Oppressed
The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760’s, A People’s History tells the story of the “discovery” of America, early colonization by European powe
Essay on Colonies
Essay on Colonies
Essay on Colonies   The New England and Southern Colonies were both settled largely by the English. By 1700, the regions had evolved into two distinct societies.   The southern colonies have characteristics that are the antithesis of the New England colonies attributes. New England was colonized for Freedom of Worship and freedom of political thought. The Southern colonies were developed for freedom of economic opportunity. The New England colonies had aspirations for a distinct society, where
Galicia
Galicia
Galicia Galicia is located in the green northwestern part of Spain. If it was not for Santiago de Compestela, Galicia may not have been known as well as it is. As it is some os Galicia’s provinces are not even known to tourists, and probably will never be. Unlike the rest of Spain, Galicia looks much like Ireland. Which attracted the Celts during their exploration. The landscape is lush and filled with pine and eucalyptus. Galicia also has some of the best beaches in all of Spain. Gallegos (Gal
The Wampanog Indians lived in the northeast region of the island They
The Wampanog Indians lived in the northeast region of the island They
The Wampanog Indians lived in the northeast region of the island. They settled there in 1620. They were the first people on Nantucket. They made their houses out of sapling trees, animal skin, and bones, Nantucket was a good fishing and hunting ground. Nantucket was small and wooded. The Wampanoags lived in peace until the white people came and gave them a disease called yellow fever. The last Wampanoag died in 1854. His name was Abrem Quary. What is the history of the Wampanoags? by 7th Grader
WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS
WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS
WILLIAM EDWARD BURGHARDT DU BOIS (1868-1963) Author, journalist, social reformer, activist, poet, philosopher, and educator W.E.B. Du Bois wielded one of the most influential pens in African-American history. For sixty-six years he functioned not only as a mentor, model, and spokesman for generations of black Americans but also as the conscience of black and white Americans alike who yearned for racial equality and social justice. Born in 1868 during the painful period of Reconstruction, Du Boi
HISTORICAL CONTENT
HISTORICAL CONTENT
HISTORICAL CONTENT Julian of Norwich lived during the late fourteenth century- early fifteenth century. Many things were happening in Europe at that time. The main thing going on at that time was the Bubonic or Black Plague. The plague spread in waves. It was spread by fleas, which got it from infected ship rats. The plague lasted about one-hundred years. The Bubonic Plague was very influential in the works of art and the way people felt at that time period. Another thing going on was the hundr
The Cathedral
The Cathedral
The Cathedral The outside, west façade of St. John’s Cathedral is extravagantly decorated. From the large sculptures, right down to the sets of doors, the detail of the work is majestic. You feel that you are an insignificant person while admiring all of the years of hard work that was put in to build this cathedral. Many of the outer sculptures around the main sets of doors are more contemporary. One sculpture shows a bus falling off a bridge and another shows a birth of a child. Another conte
A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn's A Pe
A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn's A Pe
A review and summary of the first three chapters of Howard Zinn's A People's History... The Zen of Zinn: A look at the first 3 chapters of A People's History of the US Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book cover
Cathedrals were not just built for fun They had been built for special
Cathedrals were not just built for fun They had been built for special
Cathedrals were not just built for fun. They had been built for special reasons. That is what makes the cathedral so important. I will discuss some of these things. Cathedrals are big churches. They are also perish churches. That means it is the local church. The church is so big because it is for the bishop. The bishop is like the owner of the cathedral and runs it. The church can be an administrative center. That is called the dioceses. The church is also helpful to visitors. It is a spiritua
The Unpardoned Pardoner
The Unpardoned Pardoner
The Unpardoned Pardoner AP Englit .2 Canterbury Essay The Canterbury Tales is a collection of eloquently written tales of satire, portrayed through the use of irony and malicious word choice. Chaucer’s most outstanding examples are found within the Pardoner’s tale, an ironic narrative told by a crooked pardoner. Three aspects of a satire are visible within this story: juxtaposition, inflation, and parody. Chaucer begins the tale of the Pardoner by quoting the Holy Bible, “The love of money is th
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales Introduction Geoffrey Chaucer wrote The Canterbury Tales, a collection of stories in a frame story, between 1387 and 1400. It is the story of a group of thirty people who travel as pilgrims to Canterbury (England). The pilgrims, who come from all layers of society, tell stories to each other to kill time while they travel to Canterbury. If we trust the General Prologue, Chaucer intended that each pilgrim should tell two tales on the way to Canterbury and two tales on the way
Chaucer The Canterbury TalesIn April Geoffrey Chaucer at the Tabard In
Chaucer The Canterbury TalesIn April Geoffrey Chaucer at the Tabard In
Chaucer The Canterbury Tales[In April Geoffrey Chaucer at the Tabard Inn in Southwerk, across the Thames from London, joins a group of pilgrims on their way to the Shrine of Thomas à Becket in Canterbury. He describes almost all of the nine and twenty pilgrims in this company, each of whom practices a different trade (often dishonestly). The Host of the Tabard, Harry Bailey, proposes that he join them as a guide and that each of the pilgrims should tell tales (two on the outward journey, two on
Heart of Darkness Pages 68-75
Heart of Darkness Pages 68-75
Heart of Darkness – Pages 68-75 Summary The events that take place in pages 68 to the end of the novel revolve around Kurtz’s death. This section of Heart of Darkness opens with the steamer breaking down. The delay disheartens Kurtz’s confidence to return to his Intended. Marlow is slowly becoming ill and Kurtz becomes worried that the manager will gain control. In response, Kurtz decides to give Marlow a bundle of papers for safekeeping. Kurtz’s condition worsens as time progresses. A few eveni
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness
Heart of Darkness 20th Century Novels Essay To what extent could Heart of Darkness be described as a disturbing novel that reflects some of the major concerns of 20th Century fiction? Line: 5 Due: 4th June 2004 Joseph Conrad’s literary classic Heart of Darkness serves as a powerful indictment of the hypocrisy of imperialism and the evils of racism. It reflects the savage repressions carried out in the Congo by the Belgians in one of the largest acts of genocide committed up to that time (Brians,
Buddhism
Buddhism
Buddhism Buddhism has become quite popular in the world today. But who brought this wonderful religion into existence? What’s it all about? Who is keeping it alive and in circulation? These are the questions some people would like answered. Siddartha Guatama founded Buddhism a long time ago (time unknown). Where he found it is still unknown. The reasons he founded it was because he searched for the truths about life and knew others searched for the truths of life as well. The major beliefs of Bu
The United States of America
The United States of America
The United States of America Curiosity and bravery led the English to discover the East Coast of what is now the United States of America. These strong willed Europeans, determined to find a new world, set out with high hopes and ambitions. Settling a variety of colonies along the coast of North America, the English were among the first true pioneers. After several expeditions and shiploads of emigrants, the English had a divergence of reasons for departing Europe for America. The settlers of th
First and Second Temple
First and Second Temple
First and Second Temple According to tradition both the First and Second temple were built on ‘Mount Moriah’, the site on which Abraham offered Isaac to G_d. King David built an altar to G_d on the site and a generation later his son, Solomon built the First Temple as a permanent resting place for the Ark of the Covenant. Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, destroyed King Solomon’s Temple in 586 B.C.E. When Herod became king he decided to rebuild the Temple in 19 B.C.E. It cannot be said that the r
The Black Muslims
The Black Muslims
The Black Muslims HRW 3A May 18, 2001 Rapper Chuck D of the politically charged group Public Enemy once proclaimed that the Black Man did not land on Plymouth Rock as the white pilgrims are believed to have done, but instead Plymouth Rock landed on the Black Man. It had taken nearly four hundred years for the Black Man to climb from beneath this proverbial rock. Leading the climb during the civil rights movement was the Nation of Islam, the most influential and directional group in the history o
Australian Dialect
Australian Dialect
Australian Dialect After the discovery of Australia by Britain a few small colonies sprung up. The natives of the land, the Aborigines, were ignored and not thought off as a people. This is similar to the colonization of America. Around 1786, the social state in Britain was becoming unstable. Many prisons were full and the working classes were near revolt. William Pitt, the leader of Britain at the time, saw many eligible storage places in Africa, but decided on the untamed outback of Australia
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam
Introduction to Islam Allah (God) Islam is the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God). The name Allah (God) in Islam never refers to Muhammad (pbuh), as many Christians may think; Allah is the personal name of God. What do Muslims believe about Allah? 1. He is the one God, Who has no partner. 2. Nothing is like Him. He is the Creator, not created, nor a part of His creation. 3. He is All-Powerful, absolutely Just. 4. There is no other entity in the entire universe worthy of worship bes
ISLAM
ISLAM
ISLAM 570--Birth of Muhammad into Quraysh, the ruling tribe of Mecca. Islamic tradition relates miraculous signs foretelling Muhammad's future greatness. Orphaned and raised by an uncle Abu Talib to be a trader. 595-Muhammad marries Khadijah a rich widow several years his senior. Earns reputation of Al-Amin --the faithful, for his virtue and wisdom. 610- The Night of Power (believed to be the 26th of Ramadan)--First revelation while meditating in a cave on Mt. Hira outside Mecca. Voices and visi
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr
A Biography of Seyyed Hossein Nasr Professor Seyyed Hossein Nasr, one of the world's leading experts on Islamic science and spirituality, is University Professor of Islamic Studies at George Washington University. Professor Nasr is the authour of numerous books including Man and Nature: the Spiritual Crisis of Modern Man (Kazi Publications, 1998), Religion and the Order of Nature (Oxford, 1996) and Knowledge and the Sacred (SUNY, 1989). Introduction Seyyed Hossein Nasr, currently University Prof
Cyprus History Of Conflic
Cyprus History Of Conflic
Cyprus History Of Conflic annon Cyprus, an island in the Eastern Mediterranean, at the cross-roads of three continents - Europe, Asia and Africa - has one of the oldest histories of the world, dating back 9000 years. Its strategic position, its wealth in forests and mineral deposits, as well as its skilled craftsmen, made it the prized possession of the powers of the day. Cultural influences came from all directions - all major regional civilisations left their mark on the island, contributing t
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
Heart of Darkness by: Joseph Conrad Setting: The author placed the novel’s setting on a stream boat on a river near London. The Nellie, a cruising yawl, swung to her anchor without a flutter of the sails, and was at rest (1). Then the narrator tells his story in a flash back which he tells about Marlow’s experiences in the African jungle specifically on the Congo river. The majority of the story is told in flash back about the voyage in to the heart of darkness. Characters: The central charact
In The middle of the Eleventh Century The tranquillity of the eastern
In The middle of the Eleventh Century The tranquillity of the eastern
In The middle of the Eleventh Century The tranquillity of the eastern Mediterranean seemed assured for many years to come, but little did the people know what was ahead . This, thus embark us on a journey back into the First Crusade. In this paper I will be discussing the events that lead up to the first in a long line of crusades. I will also be mentioning the lives of some of the crusaders through letters that they wrote. The crusades were a time of confusion for most people, yet today we loo
Kendall Lace Houdini Master of Escape Philadelphia Macrae Smith Compan
Kendall Lace Houdini Master of Escape Philadelphia Macrae Smith Compan
Kendall, Lace Houdini Master of Escape Philadelphia: Macrae Smith Company, 1960, 187 pages. Ladies and gentlemen, you can see there isn't anything up my sleeve.1 Erich Weiss states at the beginning of the book. Even as a child Erich Weiss, a.k.a. Harry Houdini, knows that his goal in life is to become a world famous illusionist. It was difficult for Erich's family being pilgrims from Europe. His father worked hard, but being from Germany and not knowing English made it difficult. Promise me y
One of the dominant religions in the continent of Asia is Buddhism Bud
One of the dominant religions in the continent of Asia is Buddhism Bud
One of the dominant religions in the continent of Asia is Buddhism. Buddhism first emerged in India in the sixth century as an attempt to reform Hinduism, and after the second century A.D., left India, and became the major religion of South Asia. One of the southern areas where Buddhism is practised, is in the small Himalayan country of Nepal. The division of Buddhism followed there is that of the Northern School, which is known as the Mahayana meaning The Great Vehicle. The Himalayan people
Harvard University is one of the most prestigious institutions of high
Harvard University is one of the most prestigious institutions of high
Harvard University is one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in the world. Despite early financial hardships, low enrollment, and the influence of strong Puritan ethics, Harvard has also become the most respected Ivy League school in the United States. Almost every law student, medical student, and scientist dreams of attending Harvard. Even though Harvard University was founded in Colonial New England, it continues to be the most widely respected university on earth. Harvar
In most countries through the world the idea of freedom is nothing mor
In most countries through the world the idea of freedom is nothing mor
In most countries through the world, the idea of freedom is nothing more than a pipe dream that is commonly flushed from the minds of the individuals who would hope for such ideal conditions. The United States of America is not one of the countries where a dictator or rules of another generation leave a fear factor in the general public. Such choices as individual rights, lifestyles, and free will make up the stereo-typical “American.” An American has the label of having rights that citizens of
I think that I love society as much as most and am ready enough to fas
I think that I love society as much as most and am ready enough to fas
I think that I love society as much as most, and am ready enough to fasten myself like a bloodsucker for the time to any full-blooded man that comes in my way. I am naturally no hermit, but might possibly sit out the sturdiest frequenter of the bar-room, if my business called me thither. I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. When visitors came in larger and unexpected numbers there was but the third chair for them all, but they generally econom
No golden eagle warm from the stamping press of the mint is more sharp
No golden eagle warm from the stamping press of the mint is more sharp
No golden eagle, warm from the stamping press of the mint, is more sharply impressed with its image and superscription than was the formative period of our government by the genius and personality of Thomas Jefferson. Standing on the threshold of the nineteenth century, no one who attempted to peer down the shadowy vista, saw more clearly than he the possibilities, the perils, the pitfalls and the achievements that were within the grasp of the Nation. None was inspired by purer patriotism. None
Part I
Part I
Part I The novel opens at sunset on the deck of a cruising yawl, the Nellie, which at anchor on the Thames. Five men are lying back to rest and mediate, waiting for the tide to turn. One of them, Charles Marlow, thinks aloud about ancient England at the time when the conquering Romans came seeking wealth and power. He pauses, and then begins to tell of a trip to the Congo he made as a young man. First, he describes how he came to make the trip. Out of a job and fascinated by Africa for a long t
THE ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY
THE ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY
THE ROOTS OF CHRISTIANITY Religion is an impulse to explain. A natural impulse that everyone has and everyone one grapples with. It’s an impulse that, sadly and ironically, has been exploited to convince people to take actions that defy and demean that impulse. These exploiters are the ruling elite of nearly every society, in every era. It’s not hard to understand the false sense of security and comfort of faith that religion provides. Religious faith, which is a set of rules, is a tool used by
Dylan Valade
Dylan Valade
Dylan Valade AH 101-57 15 Oct. 1998 Dr. Koch I. A religious basis is one of the few similarities Gothic cathedrals and Greek temples share. The enormous size and intricate details of each building show the city's wealth, power, and pride. The interior of Gothic cathedrals depends on natural light while it's the exterior of Greek temples that benefits from sunlight. Temples and cathedrals serve mainly to present a physical way for people to feel more spiritual. These buildings served as places o
If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because
If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” - Henry David Thoreau In 1967, Timothy Leary persuaded America’s youth to “tune in, turn on, and drop out.” Thousands of young adults literally heard the “far away music” and, to the dismay of their parents, marched away. America’s children grew their hair, burned their bras and draft cards and permanently changed their wa