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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...

Nothing distinguished the dawn of June 2 1942 from countless other daw
Nothing distinguished the dawn of June 2, 1942, from countless other dawns that had fallen over tiny Midway atoll in the North Pacific. Nothing, that is, except the tension, the electric tension of men waiting for an enemy to make his move. On Midway's two main islands, Sand and Eastern, 3,632 United States Navy and Marine Corps personnel, along with a few Army Air Force aircrews, stood at battle stations in and near their fighters, bombers, and seaplanes, waiting for the Japanese attack they h...

Grade Received on Report A
Grade Received on Report : A 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 the theor...

Massification as a Public Matter
Massification as a Public Matter Sociological theorist C. Wright Mills addresses the notion that in the US political structure is run by elites who dominate society virtually unchallenged. He postulates that by controlling and manipulating the media of mass communications, the power elite have transformed the public into the masses. In this massification of society, Mills explains that nonelites do not and cannot challenge the holders of power. After examining the defining characteristics...

History and Philosophy of Medicine Bodies in History
History and Philosophy of Medicine : Bodies in History Examine the ways in which psycho-social and sexual problems became medicalised in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Were men and women affected differently by this process? A typical approach to the examination of the history of medicine involves constructing a time line upon which are placed a series of breakthroughs which are judged for their contribution to current knowledge. This purely technical rationale does not provide ...

Herman Melville
Herman Melville If at my death, my executors, or more properly my creditors, find any precious MSS. in my desk, then here I propectively ascribe all the honor and the glory to whaling; for a whaleship was my Yale College and my Harvard.(Melville 24). Throughout history American authors have written countless essays and songs, poems and plays, novels and short stories which have led to the great accomplishment of Amercian Literature. However since it emerged from its crude colonial beginnings ...

THE PERSIAN WARS AN EPIC TALE OF AN ELEPHANT AND A
THE PERSIAN WARS: AN EPIC TALE OF AN ELEPHANT AND A MOUSE Introduction The beginning of the Athenian Golden Age traces back to a series of battles between a small coalition of Greek city-states and the mighty Persian Empire. The battles, called the Persian Wars, started around 500 BC and lasted until the middle of the fourth century BC They record a remarkable victory by the small Greek coalition over the mighty Persian empire. Ionia The stage was set for the Persian Wars in Ionia. Originally I...

Society's Reactions to Plagues
Society's Reactions to Plagues Through antiquity people have had predictable and consistent reactions to outbreaks of deadly plagues. They try to distance themselves from the disease and falsely blame groups of people (usually minorities) as the cause. Also, governments often downplay the seriousness of the situation. But in the end medical science makes great strides in explaining and solving the problem. This report will start by giving a little background information on three of the worst pl...

Essay 1
Essay #1 The time period referred to as the Patriarchal Age centered around the Book of Genesis. The narratives of Genesis document both the personal stories and family history of Abram, Isaac, and Jacob/Israel and his twelve sons. The pre-Exodus account of the Patriarchs traced the sojourn of Adam and his descendants from the land of Mesopotamia to their habitation of Canaan, and culminated with their eventual enslavement by the Pharaoh of Egypt. The chronological calculations recorded in the...

America holds a rich artistic background expressively reflecting the
America holds a rich artistic background, expressively reflecting the circumstances and times of their place. Of these creative endeavors, the most cultural and uniquely American musical tradition is that of the art of Jazz. Jazz musicians are able to express themselves musically and expressively by telling a story, idea, or feeling through the infusion of complex rhythm and musical interface, which often comes so effortlessly and naturally to these musicians. Their instrument provided a voice ...

The Mexican War
The Mexican War Mexico has been threw several wars but the one that might be most remembered is the war between Mexico and America. This was an important war because America was trying to take Mexico's land. There were several problems such as California and slavery, America's victories, and the treaties of peace. Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon American soil. War exists, and, notwithstanding all our efforts to avoid it...

The wonderful world of fashion can lead to a great future for both men
The wonderful world of fashion can lead to a great future for both men and women who want an exciting and challenging career. There are thousands of job openings every year for sales personnel alone. Fashion is everywhere: In our personal lives, in our social lives, and in our places of employment. Freedom of Choice People from all over the world have contributed to todays concepts of fashion. Today we have a new freedom of choice that expresses our individuality. Talented people in the field ...

Thomas Paine and Samuel Adams each contributed to selling the revoluti
Thomas Paine and Samuel Adams each contributed to selling the revolution to a complacent society through their pamphlets, and writing such as Common Sense, and The American Crisis, The Rights of Man, and The Age of Reason, all of which concentrated on the emotions of the society during the Revolutionary Era. Englishman Thomas Paine is said to be the most persuasive writer of the revolution. After 37 years of drifting from various jobs such as corset maker to a school teacher he decided to com...

Albert Einstein from Start to Finish
Albert Einstein from Start to Finish Albert Einstien was born on March 14, 1879 in Alum, Germany. He was born with extreme deformities, however he out grew them except for his misshapen head. He was a late talker to add to his problems. He was branded as a loner because he had no love for anyone but his mother who he spent all of his childhood with. He was also considered a Jeckell and Hide. Albert Einstein was considered mentally retarded as a young child. This was because he simply chose to d...

In a regime of fixed exchange rates how might a Central Bank operate i
In a regime of fixed exchange rates, how might a Central Bank operate its monetary policy and its policy for intervention in foreign exchange markets? Why does it need foreign exchange reserves? The last 20 years have seen an increased international interdependence due to the reduction in the controls on capital flows between countries have been much reduced. Also, since the early 1970s, many countries have permitted much more flexibility in their exchange rates. These developments have raised...

The book Uncle Tom's Cabin was obviously a novel where the setting w
The book, Uncle Tom's Cabin was obviously a novel where the setting was the major factor in the plot of the story. If this had taken place in any other area, like Canada, there would not have even been as story because slavery did not exist there. Therefore the South was the prime region to have this plot revolve around. Everything contained here contributed to the actions of the characters, which will be explained in the following paragraphs. The setting was such an important influence becau...

One Thousand Years of Chinese Footbinding Its Origins Popularity and D
One Thousand Years of Chinese Footbinding: Its Origins, Popularity and Demise March 7, 1998 In addressing the subject of footbinding, one primary difficulty becomes apparent - that much remains within the realm of the unknowable. Any factual knowledge about the practice may only be drawn from 19th- and 20th-century writings, drawings or photographs. In addition, many of these documents represent a distinctly Western point of view, as they are primarily composed of missionary accounts and the li...

The history of medicine is like a huge puzzle and it has taken many to
The history of medicine is like a huge puzzle, and it has taken many tortuous and gruesome routes to try to fit the pieces together. It has gone from ancient myths that attempted to explain disease to the great capabilities of today's medicine. The first crude forms of medicine go back to prehistoric man. Even before man appeared on earth, disease existed in the animals that roamed here. Fossils, bones, and teeth can be used to see how prehistoric man fell to disease. Imagine a sickly man, his ...

Woe be to thee O Constantinople seated on seven hills
Woe be to thee, O Constantinople, seated on seven hills, thou shall not continue a thousand years. What made the majority of people in Constantinople believe in prophecies saying that the city would not last forever and that they are doomed? In the years before the Turkish conquest it was known that the reign of anti-Christ could not long be delayed. What made the proud people and ancestors of the Roman Empire lose all hope and will to react? After withstanding 22 previous sieges, the first i...

Introduction
Introduction William Randolph Hearst was by far one of the most successful and accomplished entrepreneurs in the publishing industry as well as the general business world. His contributions to American Society include innovative business ideas and methods practiced by his publications. He was a great leader, husband and father, and pioneer in mass media and journalism. His name can now be seen on General Biography William was born on April 29, 1863 in San Francisco. His father, George Hearst, w...

THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION
THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN BASKETBALL ASSOCIATION The ABA was basketballs Wild West, and Julius Erving, George Gervin, James Silas, and all the other ABA stars were the gunfighters. Bob Costas What do the Utah Jazz, New York Nets, San Antonio Spurs, Indiana Pacers, and Houston Rockets all have in common? They all got their professional start in the American Basketball Association. It was created in 1965 by Dennis Murphy but it didnt start as a basketball league. It started as a football l...

Benjamin Franklins autobiography was to serve as a precedent for his s
Benjamin Franklins autobiography was to serve as a precedent for his son. His admiration and venerability for his ancestors inspired his life and hopped it would do the same for the future generations. Franklin was interested in the past actions and lives of his ancestors, from whos experience he was to learn and make future judgments in his life. He believed in historys reoccurrence and studied its events intensively: that is to be learned a lesson from by all. Benjamin Franklins ancestors...

The Origins of the Great Depression
The Origins of the Great Depression The Great Depression that began in October of 1929 and lasted 10 years, is said to have many factors that play a role in the dramatic downfall of the economy. Although no economist has ever accurately explained why this disaster ever came about, economists have come up with a few events and actions that have come up with a few events and actions that have greatly contributed to it. The decade previous to the crash was exciting, care-free, and roaring. It is a...

I Form and Content
I. Form and Content Long-time friend and literary executor of the Lewis estate, Owen Barfield has suggested that there were, in fact, three C. S. Lewises. That is to say, there were three different vocations that Lewis fulfilled--and fulfilled successfully--in his lifetime. There was, first, Lewis the distinguished Oxford don and literary critic; secondly, Lewis, the highly acclaimed author of science fiction and children's literature; and thirdly, Lewis, the popular writer and broadcaster of...

Appointed her for the position of Attorney General Her inadequacy made
appointed her for the position of Attorney General. Her inadequacy made Clinton look like a weak, unintelligent leader for appointing such an incapable advisor. To keep the advisors faithful to the leader, Machiavelli urges that advisors should be honored, made rich and be so content with their lot they would not betray their leader in fear of losing their position (The Prince 78). Advisors are most often turned from their leaders when they are discontent or filled with avarice. As critic Sebas...

The Cold War - Foreign Policy - Eisenhower and Kennedy
The Cold War - Foreign Policy - Eisenhower and Kennedy 5/12/98 Throughout the course of waging the Cold War, foreign policy, specifically Eisenhowers and Kennedys remained similiar despite the fact that the war was a bipartisan undertaking. The overall policy by which the Cold War was defined was strikingly similar between both presidents. The ways in which the Cold War was carried on between the United States and Communism remained the same between both presidents. The handling of a major wa...

Politics are considered by many to be corrupt Many believe this out of
Politics are considered by many to be corrupt. Many believe this out of cynicism but other more trusting observers will only believe this if they have proof. Many of these trusting observers finally received the proof they needed to be convinced that politics are corrupt. On June 17, 1972 during the presidential campaign, Washington, D.C. police arrested seven burglars at the Watergate Hotel who were involved in a political scandal which would dramatically influence politics for years to come. ...

Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician physicist and a
Johann Carl Friedrich Gauss was a German mathematician, physicist and astronomer. He is considered to be the greatest mathematician of his time, equal to the likes of Archimedes and Isaac Newton. He is frequently called the founder of modern mathematics. It must also be noted that his work in the fields of astronomy and physics (especially the study of electromagnetism) is nearly as significant as that in mathematics. He also contributed much to crystallography, optics, biostatistics and mechan...

The baseball life of Babe Ruth began on February 6 1895 On this date R
The baseball life of Babe Ruth began on February 6, 1895. On this date Ruth was born. As most boys started their baseball career throwing rocks at street signs. Ruth was throwing eggs and potatoes at truck drivers. The first organized baseball team that Ruth was on ,was at St. Mary's Industrial School for Boys. Ruth was on one of the forty teams that St. Mary's had. His team and all the other teams played from 3 to 4 games a day. Ruth main position at St. Mary's was outfield. He was one of the ...

An Experiment in Edge Damage
An Experiment in Edge Damage When a stone flake is used in specific applications, such as sawing or whittling, distinct wear patterns are formed. In addition, unique patterns are also formed by the surface on which the tool is used. Wood, meat, hide, and bone all leave dissimilar scars on a lithic device. Modern archaeologists have devised a method, called use-wear analysis, in which attributes from archaeological remains are compared to modern examples whose function is known. This allows arch...

Do you ever wander where the leap year was all started While Julius Ca
Do you ever wander where the leap year was all started? While Julius Caesar took over the government as a dictator, he presented many contributions and achievements. One of them was adopting a new calendar based on the Egyptian year of 365 1/4 days. Many people believed that Julius Caesar was a tyrant who meant to end the republic and make himself king, although, I believe he was a very beneficial dictator who should have remained a leader. Besides inventing a new calendar, Caesar was also an e...

Seldom does a one work of literature change a society or start it down
Seldom does a one work of literature change a society or start it down the road to cataclysmic conflict. One such catalytic work is Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin (1852). It is considered by many, one the most influential American works of fiction ever published. Uncle Tom's Cabin sold more copies than any other previous fiction title. It sold five thousand copies in its first two days, fifty thousand copies in eight weeks, three hundred thousand copies in a year and over a million c...

1960's
1960's By Jonny Skoo Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the '60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and g...

World War I
World War I Twenty-seven countries on five continents were involved in World War I. This war was also called the Great War or The War to End All Wars. World War I was the bloodiest and most costly of all the previous wars. The total casualties numbered thirteen million with another thirteen million wounded. The cost of this war was estimated to be more than $337 billion (Young World Book 364). World War I was different from previous wars because of the new types of weapons and methods used on t...

The Bay of Pigs Invasion
The Bay of Pigs Invasion The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers and ironically 34 years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fidel Castro, is still in powe...

Whoever said men and women are equal must have been blind Women have a
Whoever said men and women are equal must have been blind. Women have always taken a back seat to men in American society. This occurrence is not only found in the United States, but in other countries as well. It's safe to say that the Declaration of Independence started it and it has continued to the present. There is one set of standards that apply to men, and another set of standards that apply to women. This is evident in the home, workplace, and society in general. The problem of men and ...

Andrew Jackson was unforgettable as a politician and as an individual
Andrew Jackson was unforgettable as a politician and as an individual. His back-country upbringing brought him grit and stamina unattainable to many upper-class Easterners. Known as the Old Hero, his military triumphs brought him praise throughout America. Another distinguishable trait of Jackson's was his loathing for the Bank. Altogether, this frontiersman had a distinct character with many eccentric features. From the beginning, Jackson was an isolated frontiersman. The tragedy of his moth...

Russia is the largest country in the world extending from the
Russia is the largest country in the world, extending from the Baltic Sea in the west to the Pacific Ocean in the East. Russia is bordered on the west by Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Belarus, and Ukraine; on the south by the Black Sea, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Mongolia, and China; on the east by the Pacific Ocean, and on the north by the Arctic Ocean. The area west of the Ural Mountains is called European Russia; the Asian part of the country, east of the Urals, is called Siberia. ...

Table of Contents
Table of Contents 1. General information 2. Topic 1- Climate & land type 3. Topic 2- Government and History 4. Topic 3- People and cities 5. Map- location of El Salvador 6. Map- general map of El Salvador General Information El Salvador, the smallest country in Central America, is one of the largest coffee exporters in the world. It is the most thickly populated country in the Americas. It has a tropical country, with rich forests and fertile farm lands. The name El Salvador is Spanish for The...

THE HOLCAUST THE WAY IT WAS
THE HOLCAUST, THE WAY IT WAS Definition of the Holocaust What does Webster's dictionary defines the Holocaust as? holocaust \'hO-l&-kost, 'h- also -kstor'ho-l&-kost\ noun 1 : a sacrifice consumed by fire, 2 : a thorough destruction especially by fire. (i.e. a nuclear holocaust) 3 a often cap. : the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis during World War II -- usually used with the b : a mass slaughter of people; especially genocide. Beyond the Definition The...

THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE
THE FALL OF THE ROMAN EMPIRE During the 1st and 2nd centuries the Roman army was continuously expanding and gaining strength, bringing power and fame to its Empire. But as time passed one of the most powerful and well- organized armies of the world started to fall bringing down with it, one of the most well-known Empires in history. The Roman army needed 30,000 new recruits every year. Yet, because of the low pay offered there were not too many volunteers. And because of the aristocratic govern...

How the Womens Movement has Improved
How the Womens Movement has Improved The status of women in the United States has significantly improved since World War II. Congress has passed many acts to improve the lives of women allowing them to reach equality. The abilities of women began to manifest themselves during and after the Second World War. Their abilities included working hard and learning fast on the job while maintained their essentials of home life. (Van Horn 141) The attitudes of many women and the attitudes towards wom...

World War One
World War One In the early 1900s, there was much stress in Europe. Imperial competition, a strong feeling of nationalism and the fear of war, caused countries to ally with one another. Also, fear of an arms race further increased this tension and contributed to the outburst of war. Although Germany could be held most responsible for causing World War One, she was not alone in setting the wheels of war in motion. Several countries had their own reasons for wanting battle. A Serbian terrorist gr...

AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRESIDENTIAL ASSASSINATIONS
AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRESIDENTIAL ASSASSINATIONS CALEB JOHN WALKER Junior Composition Honors Sr. Judith Diltz Friday, November 20, 1998 1. Lorant, Stefan, Abraham Lincoln. New York, Harper And Brothers., 1957. pp. 240-273. This section of the book talks about President Lincolns Assassination. President Lincoln did not feel that anyone would ever want to kill him. Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865. He was going to see a play at Fords Theatre. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. ...

The Underground Railroad was the most dramatic protest action against
The Underground Railroad was the most dramatic protest action against slavery in American history. The operation of helping slaves escape using underground networks began in the 1500s. Which was later helped by the abolitionist activity of the 1800s. The route of the underground rail road was a constructed network of escape routes that originated in the South, their connections run all throughout the North, and eventually ended in Canada. Escape routes were not just restricted to the North, but...

What is the total effect of a story The total effect of a story is the
What is the total effect of a story? The total effect of a story is the specific response an author expects to get from his/her readers. In The Tell-Tale Heart, by Edgar Allen Poe, is complete and total horror. The setting, plot, character and even point of view contribute to this total effect of horror. The setting contributes to this total effect in several different ways. All of the shudders in the house were closed, so no one could see anything from the outside in or the inside out. This ...

Realizing My Powers
Realizing My Powers As a learner, I have experienced many successes and accomplishments over the past seventeen years. One of which I recall very early in life. I learned to tie my shoes at the age of two. This accomplishment meant a lot then because it showed my parents and others that I had the ability to learn quickly. I found that I could practice something for long enough and get good at it. I was encouraged because my brother, who is older than me, could not tie his shoes, and I could tie...

Global Studies I
Global Studies I 11/19/98 The Greeks have contributed to Western civilization with advancements in government and philosophy. One of the most commonly used governments in the world was from Athens. The Athenians ruled themselves with a type of government called a democracy. Right now the United States is governed by a democracy but there are a few differences. In Athens they were controlled by a direct democracy, which means all the free males voted on laws. In America we have a representative ...

Introduction
Introduction Basketball is an athletic sport, usually played on an indoor court in which two competing teams of five players each attempt to score by throwing an inflated ball so that it descends through one of two baskets suspended, at each end of the court, above their heads. The team scoring the most such throws, through field goals or foul shots, wins the game. Because of its continuous action and frequent scoring, basketball is one of the most popular spectator as well as participant sport...

One cannot say there is one cause to the American Revolution because t
One cannot say there is one cause to the American Revolution because there were many contributing factors. Historians argue that the revolution was political and the colonists were just trying to preserve their rights. Another view is that the colonists were concerned with economic issues. Others argue that distance and Great Britains benign neglect made revolution inevitable. All are correct but some played greater roles than others. The period known as benign neglect took place in the ea...