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To Believe To Obey To Combat
To Believe, To Obey, To Combat -Mussolini Today, for those of us living in a liberal democracy, fascism seems to be an absurd, repulsive and maybe even grotesque form of governmental leadership. Communism had its beginnings in the spirit of the American and French revolutions, with their emphasis on individual liberty and equaling, fascism rejected these 19th-century ideas. Instead it extolled the state as absolute and demanded discipline, devotion to duty, and the subordination of all individ...

Why War
Why War? Many debate the question of whether or not the Civil War was necessary. Could the war have been avoided? To answer this question, we must first examine the differences that separated the two societies. The economic division between the North and South started in the 1700s. Early settlers found the Souths warm climate and fertile soil ideal for growing tobacco, cotton, and sugar cane. Southerners developed large plantations, using slaves from Africa to provide for most of the labor. Th...

Approximately 265 billion packs of cigarettes are sold in the United S
1 Approximately 26.5 billion packs of cigarettes are sold in the United States every year. That equates to 840 packs per second. Currently, smoking Americans pay 24 cents federal tax on every pack of cigarettes they buy. The Senate voted Friday, June 27, 1997 to raise cigarette taxes by 20 cents per pack. The additional taxes will be used to finance a new healthcare program for Americas 5 million uninsured children. The President rolled out his tax-cut plan today, June 30, 1997. Mr. Clintons ...

Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park Illinois in July of 1899 His ful
Ernest Hemingway was born in Oak Park, Illinois, in July of 1899. His full name was Ernest Miller Hemingway. His father was a physician and his mother was very artistic and responsive to the culture of her day. In high school Ernest participated in many sports. He participated only because he was expected to not because he wanted to or enjoyed playing. However, from the beginning his only true love was for writing. At the young age of eighteen, Hemingway began a promising career in writing, that...

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg Whoopi Golberg is a truly legendary actress. What whoopi has overcome to be what she is today contributed to her numerous efforts to make life better for all humankind. Many of her public service contributions include raising money for the homeless people of America, needy people in areas where natural disasters strike, and entertaining children in hospitals. A major accomplishment by Whoopi, was making millions of people laugh. Making people laugh is what Whoopi does best and sh...

Who was to blame for the Cold War
Who was to blame for the Cold War? Subject: Politics Grade: 90% School System: University Country: UK Date: June 1994 The blame for the Cold War cannot be placed on one person -- it developed as a series of chain reactions as a struggle for supremacy. It can be argued that the Cold War was inevitable, and therefore no one's fault, due to the differences in the capitalist and communist ideologies. It was only the need for self-preservation that had caused the two countries to sink their differenc...

America
America History essay Got an A on it! A case for the connection of Americas colonial and revolutionary religious and political experiences to the basic principles of the Constitution can be readily made. One point in favor of this conclusion is the fact that most Americans at that time had little beside their experiences on which to base their political ideas. This is due to the lack of advanced schooling among common Americans at that time. Other points also concur with the main idea and make ...

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...

World War I- Comparison of German and French Soldiers experiences
World War I- Comparison of German and French Soldiers experiences History The first World War was a horrible experience for all sides involved. No one was immune to the effects of this global conflict and each country was affected in various ways. However, one area of relative comparison can be noted in the experiences of the French and German soldiers. In gaining a better understanding of the French experience, Wilfred Owen's Dulce et Decorum Est was particularly useful. Regarding the German so...

The effects of the P-51 Mustang in World War II
The effects of the P-51 Mustang in World War II P-51 Mustang w/ WWII The Effect of the North American P-51 Mustang On the Air War in Europe by David Buckingham [email protected] IBH 20th Century History Mr. Peloquin George Mason High School Falls Church, Virginia March 27, 1995 [Unfortunately, we don't have a digitized image of this photo.] [Photo caption] Harry R. Ankeny, Jr., the author's grandfather, with his P-51, Betsy, (named for the author's grandmother) at the end of his combat tour on...

Marie Curie
Marie Curie Marie Sklodowska Curie was one of the first woman scientists to win world-wide fame and win a Nobel prize. She was born on November 7, 1867 in Warsaw, Poland. Her family was poor and consisted of her mother, a musician, her father, a teacher and her three older sisters and her brother. Her family took in boarders, one of which had a deadly disease, which her mother later died of. She was raised in a family that valued education. She got late start with her education, however, and obt...

Tchaikovsky His Life and Times
Tchaikovsky, His Life and Times Jenna Garrity 11/07/96 BOOK REPORT (can be edited to just a biographical report on Tchaikovsky) Wilson Strutte All through his life, Tchaikovsky was tormented by his imaginary horrors. Yet while suffering psychological terror, Tchaikovsky was a musical genius. This is his story. Peter Llyich Tchaikovsky was born on May 07,1840 in Russia. He had a younger brother, Modest, whom in later years Tchaikovsky wrote many letters to. His letters told us most of what we kno...

Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl September 13, 1916, was the day Harald and Sofie Dahl, two Norwegian immigrants living in Wales, had their first son, a boy they named Roald. Even before birth Roald was supposed to be endowed with great sense of beauty, courtesy of his father. Harald Dahl, a thriving ship broker in Cardiff, possessed a great aesthetic sense; wishing to instill this in his children, Harald encouraged his wife to go for long walks along the most beautiful trails in the Welsh countryside, hoping the mag...

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...

Jimmy Hoffa His Life and Disappearance
Jimmy Hoffa, His Life and Disappearance Advanced Writing per. 4 In his prime Jimmy Hoffa was one of the most influential men in the United States. From his very beginning his existence was threatened. He had a very traumatic childhood. His adult life was even more zestful than was his childhood.(Friedman 124) His sudden disappearance has remained a mystery to everyone for years. This mystery must be reexamined and ultimately solved . What happened to James R. Hoffa, and why did it happen? These ...

The Anatomy of The Great Code
The Anatomy of The Great Code ENG 494 Objective Criticism Portland State University M. Clark December 7, 1998 The Great Code by Northrop Frye is an attempt at a study of the Bible from the perspective of a literary critic. As we have already seen in his previous work, Frye has a unique approach to analyzing literature. Explicit in The Anatomy of Criticism and implicit in The Great Code is the assumption that converging patterns of significance lead the critic to conclude that fundamental archety...

HIV Virus
HIV Virus The Invisible Tyrants A Brief History of the H.I.V. Virus February 27th, 1994 Frank Mancini [email protected] Supposedly 1.6 million years have passed since the earliest human like ancestors. 250,000 years since the earliest Homo Sapiens and 1962 years since Jesus Christ was executed. Although not everyone agrees on whether the existence of Christ is true or not, that is what the standard calendar defining days and time is based upon and that is the way we deal economically and politic...

Bird Lives By Ross Russell
Bird Lives! By Ross Russell Chen, Richard Book Report: Ross Russell, the author of this book, has been president and director of artists at Dial Records, proprietor of a jazz retail store, producer of jazz festival concerts, and for the two years that Charlie Parker was under contract to Dial, he was the artists personal manager. The book is very narrative and shares a lot of stories that shed much insight into not only Bird, but also the look and feel of the times then. Right off the bat the b...

The Comparing of Two Brilliant Minds
The Comparing of Two Brilliant Minds Enc.1101 Comparison Essay 10/27/97 Who do you think of when someone refers to the most excellent minds that have ever lived? Perhaps, you might think of Albert Einstein, the inventor of the theory of relativity, Dr. Robert Jarvik, the inventor of the artificial heart, or Thomas Edison, the inventor of many things including the light bulb. Two of these great minds, Albert Einstein and Thomas Edison, are comparable in their education, in their contributions, in...

Stephen Oates
Stephen Oates Stephen Oates, in a riveting storytelling fashion, captures the desires and anxieties of the early to mid 19th century, with The Fires of Jubilee. Oates has performed rigorous study to present an accurate portrayal of a fascinating and mysterious man, who lived during an extraordinary period in American history. Oates begins the book with a thorough biography of Turner. He makes a real effort to show what lead a man to commit the actions he did. Nat was born on October 17, 1800 in ...

Ray Douglas Bradbury
Ray Douglas Bradbury Ray Bradbury's Biography American novelist, short-story writer, essayist, playwright, screenwriter, and poet. Ray Bradbury was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920, the third son of Leonard Spaulding Bradbury and Esther Marie Moberg Bradbury. In the fall of 1926 Ray Bradbury's family moved from Waukegan, Illinois to Tucson, Arizona, only to return to Waukegan again in May 1927. By 1931 he began writing his own stories on butcher paper. In 1932, after his father was ...

Police Life Wearing the Badge
Police Life Wearing the Badge CJAD 311 POLICE Introduction Perhaps it weighs only two ounces overall. But when that badge is pinned on, there is a weight only known to most law enforcement officers. The true weight of the badge is not overcome by muscle, and can not be measured on a scale. The badge is not just pinned on a chest, it is pinned on a lifestyle. The heaviness of the badge makes the law enforcement officer different from any other professionals. It can have the biggest rewards and ...

Diversifying Factors of Early Colonial America
Diversifying Factors of Early Colonial America Jessica Gale 4th Period/AP American September 22, 1998 Although the English who boarded ships to journey across the Atlantic were very much alike in culture, as new societies emerged in Colonial America, they evolved into two remarkably diverse cultures. As English settlers developed their new societies in America, they can be distinguished by fundamental differences including demographics, motivations for settlement, and the effects of the climat...

The Forgotten Greats of Jazz
The Forgotten Greats of Jazz The elements of music, as described in Jazz Styles, include beat, tempo, meter, and rhythm (Gridley 358-71). Since all are present in Western music, they must all be present in jazz and the different forms of jazz. This paper will explore some of the different forms the elements of music take on. But the paper will go a step further. In most textbooks, certain people are overlooked for one reason or another. Textbook authors do not usually focus on popular music, eve...

What is Success
What is Success? Craig Rouse Professor Pangborn English IB TTH 1 February 1999 When society thinks of a successful person many different ideas come to mind. Some people may picture a wealthy business man who has gained power through his achievements and who knows a lot of people. Another picture is that of a person who grew up with nothing but through many years of hard work, accomplished their goals and made a better life for themselves. A third picture is one of just an ordinary person who ach...

Early American Nationalism and Reform
Early American Nationalism and Reform AP American History The rise of immigration in the mid 17th century lead to a spirit of national reform in the United States. Many Europeans, particularly the Irish and the German, immigrated to America during the 1800s. There were many different reasons for their immigration, and when they came they influenced American culture greatly. The United States changed religiously, because of the German and Irish, politically because of the German and Irish, and ec...

Romanticism in the 19th Century
Romanticism in the 19th Century Gary Curtsinger Period 7 2-27-99 English 12 Romanticism start in through the 19th century. The movement from neoclassicism to romanticism flourished in England and France in this period of time. Romantic writers used nature for their inspiration, idealized the distant past, and celebrated the individual. Their writings were against neoclassicism which thought society was more important then the individual. Romanticism started kind of like a fad would; when Lyric B...

Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes Robin Yamaguchi Math 13 March 21, 1999 In the recent hit movie The Net, the character played by Sandra Bullock has her identity erased. Everyone doubted her existence. This was not, however, the first time someone's existence was questioned. In the early 17th century a philosopher, who is named Descartes, questioned his own existence. His life was dedicated to the founding of a philosophical and mathematical system in which all sciences were coherent. Descartes was born in 1596 in...

Gothic Elements in Edgar Allen Poe's Writing
Gothic Elements in Edgar Allen Poe's Writing Edgar Allan Poe was perhaps one of the most widely read and influential writers in Americas narrative history. He was born in Boston in 1809 to a family of traveling actors. His name at birth was simply Edgar Poe, but after the early death of both of his parents, he was taken in by the Allans. Thus he obtained the adopted name of Allan which he used as a middle name. From June 1815 until July 1820 Edgar was in England with the Allans, and from Febru...

William Faulkner The Life of a US Novelist
William Faulkner: The Life of a U.S. Novelist Hennen 1 William Faulkner, born September 25, 1897, was the oldest of four brothers born in New Albany, Mississippi. His parents were Murry C. and Maud Butler Falkner; it was William himself who later added a u to the name. Soon the Falkners moved to Ripley, in the adjoining county, and then 50 miles southwestward to Oxford, where William was to spend most of his life. In Oxford his father owned and lost a livery stable and a hardware store before ...

Ernest Miller Hemingway
Ernest Miller Hemingway Ernest Miller Hemingway was born on July 21, 1899, in Oak Park, Illinois. His father was the owner of a prosperous real estate business. His father, Dr. Hemingway, imparnted in Ernest the importance of appearances, especially in public. Dr. Hemingway invented surgical forceps for which he would not accept money. He believed that one should not profit from something important for the good of mankind. Ernest's father, a man of high ideals, was very strict and censored the b...

MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT
MODERN POLITICAL THOUGHT MIDTERM THOMAS HOBBES: The Leviathan -life is simply the motions of the organism and the man is by nature a selfishly individualistic animal at constant war with all other men. -In a state of nature, men are equal in their self seeking and live out lives which are nasty,solitary, brutish, and short -Fear of violent death is the principle motive which causes men to create a state by contracting to surrender their natural rights and to submit to the absolute authority of...

Frederick Douglass
Frederick Douglass Power Corrupts Frederick Douglass autobiography, Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass an American Slave, demonstrates how power corrupts Sophia (his mistress), the overseers, and even himself. Power is obviously a controlling thing. It also easily can corrupt people. Sophia, the overseers, and Frederick Douglass were all corrupted by power and in this essay; I will prove this to you. The Age of Reason refers to the age in which people used their heads. They thought thi...

Hypermedia
Hypermedia I am writing this essay on a Macintosh computer, a machine that replaces the gears and levers of a typewriter with a microprocessor, electronic circuitry, software, and a display screen. On the floor is a modem, which lets my computer talk to other computers over the phone lines. There are more than 30 million people on the Internet whom I could reach via modem if I knew their electronic-mail address. I check my E-mail; Im carrying on several electronic conversations about this essay...

Urban Decline of Major US Cities
Urban Decline of Major U.S. Cities This paper will examine the extent and severity with which the industrial cities of the United States are declining socially as technological sophistication increases, under the weight of the twenty-first century. The paper also investigates the causes and some of the effects of the migration from the modern city, and how that migration is can be viewed as both a cause and effect of the social and economic degradation of the modern city. Imagine being alive abo...

Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Cause of Ophelia's
Madness and Insanity in Shakespeare's Hamlet - The Cause of Ophelia's Insanity Hamlet essays Hamlet: The Cause of Ophelia's Insanity Shakespeare, through his intricate uses of symbolism and dramatic irony, arranges a brilliantly detailed account of how Hamlet's mental upheaval served as the driving force of Ophelia's swelling insanity and imminent suicide. He floods the early acts with an impending sense of confusion within Ophelia, for her feelings toward hamlet g...

Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany. Further to this, his parents initially believed him to be somewhat backward as he was late in starting to talk. Einstein was noted for saying that he waited until he could speak in complete sentences before he would say a word. He entered school at the age of six and to his parents surprise, he did very well. Albert did not mix well with other students, often preferring to play his own private games or reading books; he ...

American Government-Economics
American Government-Economics Most of the problems of the United states are related to the economy. One of the major issues facing the country today is social security. The United States was one of the last major industrialized nations to establish a social security system. In 1911, Wisconsin passed the first state workers compensation law to be held constitutional. At that time, most Americans believed the government should not have to care for the aged, disabled or needy. But such attitudes ch...

Another Feminism
Another Feminism Q.1(b) Feminist approaches to sociological theory have developed out of historical sites of struggle for equality. Describe the strengths and weaknesses of four (4) different feminist theoretical orientations. Sociological theory is broadly concerned with structured forms of social inequality. Therefore, sociologist generally attempt to approach human behaviour and relations in terms of the particular social setting of different social groups, classes and etc. However, feminist ...

Another Albert Einstein
Another Albert Einstein Albert Einstein was a great man who contributed many theories and ideas to the world of science. Some people considered him one of the smartest human beings alive. The theory of relativity is also said to be held as the human thought of highest quality. Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany in 1879. In 1894, Einsteins family moved to Milan. Einstein went to Switzerland, and he attended Aarau Secondary School. There, he received his Swiss Citizenship. Afterwards, ...

Capoiera
Capoiera Peter Newell 11-10-99 Period 1 Capoeira Essay (Informative) CAPOEIRA Origin: Angola and Brazil History: Capoeira is the common name for the group of African martial arts that came out of west Africa and were modified and mixed in Brazil. These original styles included weapons, grappling and striking as well as animal forms that became incorporated into different components and sub styles of the art. In 1500's the Portuguese, led by explorer Pedro Alvares Cabral, arrived in Brazil. One o...

Charles Darwin And Imperialism
Charles Darwin And Imperialism England went through dramatic changes in the 19th century. English culture, socio-economic structure and politics where largely influenced by the principles of science. Many social expressions occurred due to these changes. Transformations which categorized this time period could be observed in social institutions; for instance: the switch from popular Evangelicalism to atheism, emergence of feminism and the creation of new political ideologies (Liberalism, Conserv...

Contributions to America
Contributions to America Contributions to America Early American society was comprised of many different elements. The biggest contributions to the society was the American Indians, Africans, and, of course, the English, the biggest of the three. Their relationship together was far different than what we have today. You wouldnt just see some African and view him as just another American. It also didnt have a triangular connection, where everyone interacted in some way with everyone else. I...

DEPRESSION
DEPRESSION Advertising.com COSHE.COM : uncategorized : Great Depression Great Depression The Great Depression was a disastrous business slump that affected millions of people throughout the entire United States. It began in 1929 and continued on, to some degree, until Click Here to Search COSHE's Database Again Great Depression The Great Depression was a disastrous business slump that affected millions of people throughout the entire United States. It began in 1929 and continued on, to some degr...

Down At The Cross
Down At The Cross In Down at the Cross, James Baldwin stresses the idea that regardless of race or culture, people are human beings and should be treated equally. Baldwin criticizes racial issues. Baldwin talks about how whites and blacks dont understand each other because both have insecurities, fears, and prejudices within their own culture that they cant understand each other. Baldwin proposes the idea that people can renew themselves at the fountain of their own lives (54)....

Entrance Essay
Entrance Essay Andromeda is a herm pillar St. George defeats a dragon = paganism is replaced by Christianity Perseus travels to the axis mundi (which is always a narrow passageway) He attends Hippodameias marriage where he uses the gorgon head (transmutation of Athena) and changes the dinner guests into stone (herm pillars) He changes the whole nature of Mycenae of the Old Minoan tradition into the age of Zeus The meaning of Mycenae is changed to mushroom, from what it had once been named after ...

Examining History
Examining History It is imporatant to carefully examine history in order to learn from previous mistakes, and also to ensure that the same mistakes are not repeated. The Manhattan project is an excellent example. This program allowed the United States to unleash the power of the atom, thus, introducing a new and devastating element into warfare. Although they managed to come in first in the race with Germany, the U.S. bears the responsibility of having introduced the atomic bomb, and have the bl...

Excellence in Education
Excellence in Education The concept of excellence in education is one that, on the surface, seems to be unquestionable. After all, who would not accede that students within our schools should, in fact, excel? Certainly teachers, parents, and administrators can agree on excellence as an aim to shoot for. The interpretation of the term excellence is, however, less obvious. How do we regard excellence? Is it the college bound student with a broad liberal arts education? Is it the student who gradua...

Friday
Friday The movie Friday is a comedy, but it also depicts many important social issues. The story is set in the city of Los Angelos, California, in what could be called a high class ghetto. The main theme of the movie is about a young black man who looses his job and is influenced by his best friend to smoke marijuana. The movie also shows the relationships of his family and other members of his neighborhood. With a zany cast of characters and a hilarious script this movie touches on everything f...

Grateful Dead
Grateful Dead Throughout history there have been many musical influences . One extremely important influence to modern music is The Grateful Dead. The group was formed in 1965 by bluegrass - enthusiast Jerry Garcia on guitar and vocals, Ron Pigpen McKernan on vocals and organ, Bob Weir on guitar and vocals, classical music student Phil Lesh on bass and vocals, and Bill Kreutzmann on drums. From the beginning, they brought together a variety of influences, from Garcia's country background to Pigp...