Cicero Unknown Cicero, was truly a man of the state. His writings also show us he was equally a man of philosophical temperament and affluence. Yet at times these two forces within Cicero clash and contradict with the early stoic teachings. Cicero gradually adopted the stoic lifestyle but not altogether entirely, and this is somewhat due to the fact of what it was like to be a roman of the time. The morals of everyday Rome conflicted with some of the stoic ideals that were set by early stoicism.
To Kill a Mockingbird Unknown Early Life Born in Monroeville, Alabama, on April 28, 1926, Nelle Harper Lee is the youngest of three children of Amassa Coleman Lee and Francis Lee. Before his death, Miss Lee's father and her older sister, Alice, practiced law together in Monroeville. When one considers the theme of honor that runs throughout Miss Lee's novel, it is perhaps significant to note that her family is related to Confederate General Robert E. Lee, a man especially noted for his devotion
Bill Clinton's Life Unknown Bill Clinton was born William Jefferson Blythe III on August 19, 1946, in the small town of Hope, Arkansas. He was named after his father, William Jefferson Blythe II, who had been killed in a car accident just three months before his son's birth. Needing a way to support herself and her new child, Bill Clinton's mother, Virginia Cassidy Blythe, moved to New Orleans, Louisiana, to study nursing. Bill Clinton stayed with his mother's parents in Hope. There his grandpar
Government: Canada and China Foggy The two countries I have chosen to compare are China and Canada. Their systems of government are very different and have different powers and rolls in their country. Canada has a system of government very similar to our own. While china's government appears to be similar as well, but it is quite different. Canada's government democratic and is parliamentary in form but, very much like our own. Like all large governments it is representative democracy. Canada ha
The Hospitality Industry Becky The Food and Hospitality Industry has become one of the biggest employers in our state. It now has attained a much higher status in society and demands high standards of work from its employees. Employment opportunities are many, but eagerly sought by a vast majority of people. For this reason as in any other established business, interviews are conducted. Through these interviews, the interviewer looks for personal qualities and interpersonal skills in a prospecti
Ancient Greek Drama sh0rt1 ORIGINS OF ANCIENT GREEK DRAMA Theater was born in Attica, an Ionic region of Greece. It originated from the ceremonial orgies of Dionysos but soon enough its fields of interest spread to various myths along with historic facts. As ancient drama was an institution of Democracy, the great tragic poets Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides as well as the comedian Aristophanes elevated public debate and political criticism to a level of aesthetic achievement. Euripides and the
Gambling Josh and Justin Gambling, while it lowers taxes and creates jobs, it also causes addicts to lose money and therefore creates a higher crime rate. A Quick History of Gambling. Gambling was a popular pastime in North America long before there was ever a United States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the end of the 17th century, just about every countryseat in colonial America had a lottery wheel. Cockfighting flourished thoughout the countrie
Should Australia introduce any tax or GST changes? Charley Zheng Why do we need taxes? Taxation makes up majority of our government's income. With this income the government can provide us with proper infrastructure and social services for little, if no cost at all. These include Medicare, social security and education. (These facilities are known as recurrent expenditures because it is needed time after time.) Other expenditures include transportation, lighting, recreation etc. These services a
I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings Hydrogen 1. What Does Marguerite observe about the cotton pickers? She notices that their attitudes depend on the time of day. She says in the morning they are full of life and in the evening they are tired out and dismal from all the work. 2. Why do white people seem un-real to Marguerite? She said white people 's feet were too small, and their skin was see-through, and they walked on their heels, not on the balls of their feet. 3. Explain how their education in
Kate Chopin's Controversial Views Unknown "Too strong a drink for moral babies, and should be labeled 'poison'." was the how the Republic described Kate Chopin's most famous novel The Awakening (Seyersted 174). This was the not only the view of one magazine, but it summarized the feelings of society as a whole. Chopin woke up people to the feelings and minds of women. Even though her ideas were controversial at first, slowly over the decades people began to accept them. Kate O'Flaherty Chopin wa
Japan: Social Customs Chris Skyba The information provided, talks about family traditions, marriage customs, and education in Japan. I think the way marriages are setup in Japan are much different than thus of the United States. Family roles are also very different. In Japan, it is common for newly wed couples to live by themselves until their parents get old. Many couples intend to live with their parents only after spending years all by themselves. However, if the husband is not in a position
The Controversy Around Banning Books Nick Bell The subject of censorship is a very controversial one, especially the banning of books. Many people believe they must protect themselves and others from the "evils" of many classic books and works of art because they can be deemed "indecent" in one way or another. Many believe that this is absurd and censorship in its current form is a violation of our First Amendment right to free speech. Personally, I align myself with the latter, however I do fee
Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998 Jay "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." That was Margaret Mead's conclusion after a lifetime of observing very diverse cultures around the world. Her insight has been borne out time and again throughout the development of this country of ours. Being allowed to live life in an atmosphere of religious freedom, having a voice in the government you
The Cost of Computer Literacy Joshua Boddiford What are the costs of computer literacy? Some people argue that there are no such costs, but I believe there are a few which may be relevant. Does computer literacy affect the way we communicate, and if so, is this necessarily a bad thing? What is our future, as computer literacy becomes a necessity? What are the personal, financial, and social costs, as computer literacy becomes a necessity? According to Webster's New World dictionary, literacy is
Los Vendidos Robert Ainsworth Los Vendidos means the sell-outs. All the characters in the play sold-out at some point during the play. The characters sold out both their races and their way of life. I would say that the person who sold out the most was the Mexican-American because he sold-out both his Mexican, his American heritage and way of life. He wanted to be perfect, so when he found that the Americans and the Mexicans had their flaws he sold them out. He now has to search for a new and pe
Ebola Matt La Van In the year 1976, Ebola climbed out of its unknown hiding place, and caused the death of 340 people. Fear gripped the victims' faces, and uncertainty tortured their minds. The people of Zaire waited outside clinics, churches and in their homes for a treatment of the horrible disease, but there was no cure. They were forced to watch people die, hoping that they would be saved from the violent death of the Ebola virus. From the year of 1976 to the present date of 1996, researcher
Exposing Children to Profanity Chris Hillman The United States Constitution gives Americans many rights. One of those rights is the freedom of speech. A controversy has erupted in the United States because the government is unable to determine the limitations on this right. "In early America when our forefathers wrote the Constitution, profanity was not accepted" (Shoeder 72). This makes determining the true definition of "speech" difficult. A majority of people believe profanity is an acceptabl
Women's Rights 1848-1920 Eric Wendt Women had it difficult in the mid-1800s to early 1900s. There was a difference in the treatment of men and women. For example: - Married women were legally dead in the eyes of the law - Women were not allowed to vote - Women had to submit to laws when they had no voice in their formation - Married women had no property rights - Women were not allowed to enter professions such as medicine or law - Women had no means to gain an education since no college or univ
Manipulation in Animal Farm Kevin The easy manipulation of human nature is illustrated in "Animal Farm" The Pigs of Animal Farm repetidly abused the animals. Because of their lack of intelligence and strength the animals became victims of the pigs. The easy manipulationof human nature is illustrated in "Animal Farm" A. The animals weren't strong enough to compete with the stronger pigs. 1. Napoleon's dogs killed many of the animals, "the remaining animals, except for the pigs and dogs, crept awa
Ethan Frome's Selflessness and Affects of his Responsibilities NEIL MEHTA Ethan Frome is the main character of Edith Wharton's tragic novel. Ethan lives the bitterness of his youth's lost opportunities, and dissatisfaction with his joyless life and empty marriage. Throughout the story Ethan is trapped by social limits and obligations to his wife. He lives an unhappy life with many responsibilities and little freedom. Ethan Frome studied science in college for a year and probably would have succe
French Literature in the Age of Reason Carri Fjell The Age of Reason, or the Enlightenment, was a period in France during the 1700's following the classical age. Within this time, philosophers placed the emphasis on reason as the best method for learning. It explored issues in education, law philosophy, and politics. It attacked tyranny, social injustice, superstition, and ignorance. This time produced advances in such areas as anatomy, astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. These were
Walter Whitman Rick Price Through the history of the United States there have been a countless numbers of poets. With them came an equal number of writing styles. Certainly one of the most unique poets to write life's story through his own view of the world and with the ambition to do it was Walter Whitman. Greatly criticized by many readers of his work, Whitman was not a man to be deterred. Soon he would show the world that he had a voice, and that it spoke with a poet's words. Afoot and lighth
Victorian England Mark Shuler The Victorian era, from the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1837 until her death in 1901, was an era of several unsettling social developments that forced writers more than ever before to take positions on the immediate issues animating the rest of society. Thus, although romantic forms of expression in poetry and prose continued to dominate English literature throughout much of the century, the attention of many writers was directed, sometimes passionately, to such
From Oppressed Slaves to Champion Soldiers Chris Johnson This is just a small example of the doubt and hatred that was bestowed on the African American soldiers. However, during the war, they proved themselves to be brave and courageous men on and off the battlefield on many occasions. Despite deep prejudices and harsh criticisms from the white society, these men were true champions of patriotism. The cause of the Civil War was tension between the North and the South. The sectional division betw
Frost's "Mending Wall" vs. Floyd's "The Wall" Don Myers From Robert Frost's Mending Wall to Pink Floyd's Another Brick in the Wall, humankind erects and maintains real and symbolic barriers to protect and defend opposing stances, beliefs and territories. Although each "wall" is different they serve the same purpose and both Frost and Floyd oppose them. Robert Frost's Mending Wall is a very popular poem. This poem consists of two characters: the narrator and his neighbor. In this poem the two nei
Importance of Sex Education hazhar bin muhamad hanip "HIGH SCHOOLS MUST PROVIDE YOUNG PEOPLE WITH ADEQUATE SEX EDUCATION BECAUSE IGNORANCE CAN BE HARMFUL" The largest gulf of understanding still remains between the parents and the youth especially in the area of sexuality. Sex is a natural part of life, and when questions arise, they can be discussed in a matured way without condoning certain behavior. Relying to that, we realize that sex education is important to be inserted in a person's life.
Brazil Melanie Jackson The name Brazil comes from Pau Brasil. There are around 145 million people living in Brazil, most of them near the coast. The population is growing rapidly and half of all Brazilians are under the age of 20. By the end of the century, it is estimated that Brazil's population will have reached 180 million. Brazil borders on ten other Latin American countries. Most of the northern part of Brazil is low-lying and veined by the mighty Amazon River and its tributaries. The Amaz
John F. Kennedy - A thousand days Melanie Jackson John F. Kennedy was destined to be president of the United States. He would rather mold history than let history mold itself. John Kennedy was born in Brookline, MA in 1917. His mother was Irish and his father was a graduate of Harvard University and had entered the business world. After their arrival as immigrants, John's grandparents entered politics. John had attended four different schools before attending Harvard. He first attended Dexter Sc
Alexander the Great Tommy "It is a lovely thing to live with great courage and die leaving an everlasting fame." Alexander The Great Long before the birth of Christ, the land directly above what we know as Greece today, was called Macedonia. Macedonia still exists, but it is now Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and modern Greece. Macedonia was considered to be part of ancient Greece, but the people of these two countries couldn't be more different. No people in history ever gave so much to the human race as
Native Son: Characters Unknown Richard Wright's novel, Native Son, consisted of various main and supporting character to deliver an effective array of personalities and expression. Each character's actions defines their individual personalities and belief systems. The main character of Native Son, Bigger Thomas has personality traits spanning various aspect of human nature including actions motivated by fear, quick temper, and a high degree of intelligence. Bigger, whom the novel revolves around
The Devil and Daniel Webster Jesse Roo The play "The Devil and Daniel Webster" was written by Stephen Vincent Ben?t in 1938. Stephen Vincent Ben?t was born in 1898 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. His education came from Yale University and the Sorbonne in Paris, France. "The Devil and Daniel Webster" has a wide array of characters, each with a distinguished personality, yet an overall temperment that would be fitting of a New England community. The main character is Jabez Stone, a wealthy New Englan
Should There be Compulsary College Classes Kaytay Open your eyes, clean out your ears, sit down and listen, straighten your back, keep your head forward and be ready to have an open mind? Having an open mind is a good quality to have while experiencing different situations that you may encounter. People have many different opinions and ideas which they are expressing in today's society. College is another step along the journey of life that a select few will experience. College should be first p
Modern Education: Changing for the Future Dan Goodin During the past few decades we have seen a shift from Industrial work to Information technology work. Recently our country has just recovered from an economic depression. This depression was a "wake up call" for many people, as they saw highly educated professionals loosing their jobs. Why, were these educated people loosing their jobs?-Did they break the rules, not get along with their bosses, or loose their cool? No, they did not have the fl
Private School Vouchers Brandon Proposals to use private school vouchers, a marketplace strategy, as a mechanism by which to improve the general quality of public education have produced a lively debate. Frequently, that debate has degenerated into a disagreement about whether public schools are as good as private schools or whether a given private school is better than a certain neighborhood public school. Other issues raised in these discussions include the appropriate use of public funds, the
Drug Abuse By: Cyndi Clagg Kelly Broce GE-347 Substance Abuse Prevention Community Assessment The community that we have chosen to assess is West Virginia, West Virginia. West Virginia is located in Green County in Southwest. According to the USDC, Bureau of the Census in 1999 the population estimate for the West Virginia area was 308,332. The annual population growth rate is 1.8% for West Virginia. This is compared to 0.6% for the state of West Virginia and 1.2% for the United States. Populati
Racism is one of the worlds major issues today. Many people are not aware of how much racism still exists in our schools workforces, and anywhere else where social lives are occurring. It is obvious that racism is bad as it was many decades ago but it sure has not gone away. Racism very much exists and it is about time that people need to start thinking about the instigations and solutions to this matter. Many people believe that it depends on if a person was brought into the world as a racist o
Carlos Bulosan Carlos Bulosan was born in the Philippines in the rural farming village of Mangusmana, near the town of Binalonan (Pangasinan province, Luzon Island). He was the son of a farmer and spent most of his upbringing in the countryside with his family. Like many families in the Philippines, Carlos?s family struggled to survive during times of economic hardship. Many families were impoverished and many more would suffer because of the conditions in the Philippines created by U.S. coloni
Poverty in india Even after 50 years of Independece almost one third of Indias popullation is living below poverty line.And another one third ot its popullation is barely able to meet thier basic needs.These people do not have access to good food, better health services, standard housing and quality education.Despite governments continuous efforts there is no significant improvements in their condition.Followings are some root causes of Indias poverty. Lack of effective government planning and
Education or Sex? During the years of our adolescents our bodies, minds, and hormones go on a rollercoaster ride through puberty hell. During this time children have a lot of questions about their bodies that they are often to embarrassed to ask. ????With permission from parents, these questions can easily be answered in a program that is taught to fifth graders in schools across America called, Sex Education. This program was designed to teach children about the changes their body is going thr
SAT Study Guide SAT Flashcards SAT Online Course SAT Test Breakdown Free SAT Sample Questions Free SAT Vocabulary List Free Report on How to Ace the SAT Without Months of Studying Home > SAT College Admissions Essay Visit! This article contains three parts: * Step One: Brainstorming * Step Two: Selecting a Topic * Step Three: Writing the Essay Step One: Brainstorming The most important part of your essay is the subject matter. You should expect to devote about 1-2 weeks simply to
I would like to study electromechanics or any other related area, such as robotics or programming with a strong emphasis on technological applications. My interest stems from the fact that Electromechanical Engineering has a wide variety of applications that can be used practically in all places. Electromechanical Engineering is required everywhere and it is a career that has a great potential for the future since the latest advances in robotics and mechanical systems are proving how important t
Academic Achievement Public education system in the United States has been an issue much of the debate. More than thirty percent of fifty-six million U.S. do not complete high school before graduation. Academic Achievement gap between students who are from different racial and economic circumstances remains very low. An article published today by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, titled "Performance Management in Action," shows how school districts and charter schools are improving student ac
The period from 1920 to 1947 had been described as the Gandhian Era in Indian Politics. During the period, Gandhi spoke the final word on behalf of the Indian National Congress in negotiating with the British Government for constitutional reforms, and for chalking out a programme for the national movement. Mahatma Gandhi led the national freedom struggle against the British rule. The most unique thing about this struggle was that it was completely nonviolent. Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi was born
Abstract This paper will explain how the benefits of a four-day week schedule for school districts will allow them to better educate students. In the current economy, schools are scampering to get supplies, pay salaries, and in some cases, just remain open. The money that would be saved by schools implementing the four-day week would accomplish those tasks. Schools are shutting down, teachers are being laid off, and class sizes are growing to accommodate the students from other districts that no
Single parenting is becoming more prevalent to today?s society. Families with one parent homes tend to have less income causing them to end in poverty. Poverty is a generational problem. The children of these situations are more likely to follow the same trends. The tradition of providing public assistance to women with children is now being called into question. Although such assistance improves their economic position and enables them to stay home with their children, it also fosters long-ter
Wikipedia (pronounced /wjkhpidi.Y/ WI-ki-PEE-dee-Y) is a free,[4] web-based, collaborative, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Its name is a portmanteau of the words wiki (a technology for creating collaborative websites, from the Hawaiian word wiki, meaning "quick") and encyclopedia. Wikipedia's 14 million articles (3.2 million in English) have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world, and almost all of its articles can be e
Abstract This paper examines the early role of teacher approach, child?s motivation, and timing sets the mathematic ability in early childhood. Approximately 6% of children in the United States demonstrated poor performance on mathematics. Finding show that, teacher?s attitude and communication stimulates the learning environment of mathematics for young children. Children need to be ready emotionally to obtain an effective learning experience. Children who are confident and highly motivated ten
An essay is usually a short piece of writing which is quite often written from an author's personal point of view. Essays can consist of a number of elements, including: literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. The definition of an essay is vague, overlapping with those of an article and a short story. Almost all modern essays are written in prose, but works in verse have been dubbed essays (e.g. Alexan
How much of a role do you think television plays in socialization process? Does it affect everyone to the same extent? I think that it depends on the age of the person and what they?re watching. Socialization is the lifelong social experience by which people develop their human potential and learn culture. I think that television doesn?t affect everyone to the same extent. Television can affect some people in a negative way and a positive way. For example, children that watch wrestling may think
Questioned Document Examiners usually work for law enforcement or have private offices from which they are contracted by different people or businesses. They have many duties, especially those working in law enforcement. There several areas of specialization in this field and many different requirements to do this type of job. Not all requirements are the same field, nor do they all involve education. Many times, requirements involve experience, knowledge, and skills. The duties of a questioned