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Brazil: National Context
Brazil: National Context
Brazil: National Context Anonymous Geography Brazil occupies almost one-half of the entire South America continent, and is the fifth largest country in the world. It borders all Latin American countries except Chile and Ecuador. The 9,170km coastline and the 50,000km navigable inland waterways provide great potentials for water transportation which has not been well developed. Brazil is topographically relatively flat. 40% of the land is under the Amazon Rain Forest. Most of the arable land is f
The Holocaust: Buchenwald
The Holocaust: Buchenwald
The Holocaust: Buchenwald Anonymous Introduction The Holocaust is the most horrifying crime against humanity of all times. Hitler, in an attempt to establish the pure Aryan race, decided that all mentally ill, gypsies, non supporters of Nazism, and Jews were to be eliminated from the German population.He proceeded to reach his goal in a systematic scheme. One of his main methods of doing away with these undesirables was through the use of concentration camps. In January 1941, in a meeting
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Ysojourner@aol.com Affirmative action works. There are thousands of examples of situations where people of color, white women, and working class women and men of all races who were previously excluded from jobs or educational opportunities, or were denied opportunities once admitted, have gained access through affirmative action. When these policies received executive branch and judicial support, vast numbers of people of color, white women and men have gained access they woul
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia Ysojourner@aol.com In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means easy death but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity's fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of the western world to see death as an inevitable par
Feminism In The Crime Film Genre
Feminism In The Crime Film Genre
Feminism in the Crime Film Genre A.J. Throughout motion picture history, women have experienced more transition in their roles, as a result of changing societal norms, than any other class. At first, both society and the movie industry preached that women should be dependent on men and remain in the home, in order to guarantee stability in the community and the family. As time passed and attitudes changed, women were beginning to be depicted as strong willed, independent minded characters, who w
Peyton Place
Peyton Place
Peyton Place stephanie In 1956, a woman from middle class Manchester, New Hampshire wrote a book that shocked the nation. At 32 years old, Grace Metalious wrote the blockbuster novel Peyton Place. It transformed the publishing industry and made the author one of the most talked about people in the nation. Metalious wrote about incest, abortion, sex, rape, adultery, repression, lust, and the secrets of small town New England, things that were never discussed before in conservative America. She in
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism
Transcendentalism Anonymous Transcendentalism was a movement in philosophy, literature, and religion that emerged and was popular in the nineteenth century New England because of a need to redefine man and his place in the world in response to a new and changing society. The industrial revolution, universities, westward expansion, urbanization and immigration all made the life in a city like Boston full of novelty and turbulence. Transcendentalism was a reaction to an impoverishment of religion
A Critique Of D-Day June 6,1944: The Climatic Battle Of WWII
A Critique Of D-Day June 6,1944: The Climatic Battle Of WWII
A Critique of 'D-Day June 6,1944: The Climatic battle of WWII' Anonymous The book D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II was written by Stephen E. Ambrose, and published by Simon & Schuester in New York. This book begins with a prologue that is followed by 32 chapters, a glossary, endnotes, a bibliography, an appendix, and an index. The first ten chapters give the events that lead up to D-Day, it discusses a variety of topics ranging from, general topics like the attackers and
American Labor Movement: Development Of Unions
American Labor Movement: Development Of Unions
American Labor Movement: Development of Unions Romina Ferrante The American Labor Movement of the nineteenth century developed as a result of the city-wide organizations that unhappy workers were establishing. These men and women were determined to receive the rights and privileges they deserved as citizens of a free country. They refused to be treated like slaves, and work under unbearable conditions any longer. Workers joined together and realized that a group is much more powerful than an ind
African American History: Heritage, Not Hate
African American History: Heritage, Not Hate
African American History: Heritage, not Hate When exploring African-American history, the most important things to focus on are that because of the times, black people were enslaved and treated poorly. They endured it all and worked hard to rise above the boundaries of slavery and prejudice. However, the most portentous aspect of African-American history is that it's heritage; it's history; and it's over. Jane Minor was born as Gensey Snow around the late 1700's or early 1800's. She was born i
Compare & Contrast 3 Essays
Compare & Contrast 3 Essays
Compare & Contrast 3 Essays Doug Lee The three essays, Thank God For The Atom Bomb by Paul Fussel, Democracy by Carl Becker, and Chief Seattle: Letter to President Pierce, 1855 are three different rhetorical modes of writing that exposits theoretical, personal reasoning on the realities of certain controversial historical topics. The main focus of the essays are in proving a steadfast view of an ambiguous subject through sarcastic criticism of opposing ideas and by applying clever use of i
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar Disorder Anonymous The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we ar
Medical Testing On Animals
Medical Testing On Animals
Medical Testing On Animals Anonymous Animals have been used in medical research for centuries. Most of the animals used for research are rodents - rats, mice, hamsters and gerbils. Some dogs, cats and a variety of goats, ferrets, pigeons, monkeys and rabbits are also used .The struggle against this tyranny is a struggle as important as any of the moral and social issues that have been fought over in recent years. Animal rights are an emotional issue-second only, perhaps, to the bitter abortion d
Profanity Essay
Profanity Essay
Profanity Essay Andrew Campbell Money doesn?t talk, it swears. Many of the most brilliant minds throughout time have used profanity. Shakespeare?s best works were revised and edited in order to remove the numerous curse words or obscene phrases he included. The harmless use of profanity in an informal setting should not be penalized, by the assignment of an essay. Profanity continuously to evolves, and has a very rich and interesting history. The system of assigning essays for the use of profa
Submarines
Submarines
Submarines Anonymous Wouldn?t it be fun to ride a torpedo, or drive a nuclear reactor around underwater? In this research paper I am going to illustrate the ingenius submarine. The submarine is one of the most important strategic and tactical weapons systems of the 20th Century, and this importance will increase in the 21st Century. The tiny, leaking, creaking, and unsafe submarine boats of the 1890?s, displacing under two hundred tons and carrying a handful of men and a few torpedoes have grown
The Internet: Its Effects And Its Future
The Internet: Its Effects And Its Future
The Internet: its effects and its future Eva Kotsi Internet, its effects in our lives and the future of the Internet: The Internet is, quite literally, a network of networks. It is comprised of ten thousands of interconnected networks spanning the globe. The computers that form the Internet range from huge mainframes in research establishments to modest PCs in people's homes and offices. Despite the recent hype, the Internet is not a new phenomenon. Its roots lie in a collection of computers tha
The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich
The Rise And Fall Of The Third Reich
The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich Anonymous The Nazi party affected many people around the world through both the Holocaust and World War II. Hitler had a plan to exterminate all the Jews, and propelled this idea through the Holocaust putting Jews in concentration camps and killing them. Hitler's evil plan caused one of the world's biggest tragedies, World War II. Adolf Hitler, who was the leader of the Nazis, was born in Austria just across the border from German Bavaria. Hitler would begin
Thinking, Values, And Beliefs
Thinking, Values, And Beliefs
Thinking, Values, and Beliefs O. Colton Ideology is a way of thinking that reflect the social needs and political doctrines of an individual or group. There are many different people and different circumstances this results in a variety of different ways of thinking, values and beliefs. Our ideology grows with us from childhood. From the moment you are born the family influence begins to impact your thought process. A child is like a sponge that absorbs ideas and beliefs. Beliefs are taught to a
Great Gatsby: Theme And Character Anlysis Of Tom And Daisy
Great Gatsby: Theme And Character Anlysis Of Tom And Daisy
Great Gatsby: Theme and character anlysis of Tom and Daisy Pj Pennypacker Greed, Corruption, the Search of One?s Self and the 1920's The characters' search of their own identities and the struggle that ensues is the most suffusive theme throughout The Great Gatsby . The fact that we never really know the characters, and the corrupt immoral things they do, directly represent the 20's high society lifestyle. The characters continued to cheat on their spouses, let money become their obsession, and
Americas Great Depression
Americas Great Depression
America's Great Depression John Goodman The Great Depression is probably one of the most misunderstood events in American history. It is routinely cited, as proof that unregulated capitalism is not the best in the world, and that only a massive welfare state, huge amounts of economic regulation, and other Interventions can save capitalism from itself. Among the many myths surrounding the Great Depression are that Herbert Hoover was a laissez faire president and that FDR brought us out of the dep
Symbolism In The House Of The Seven Gables
Symbolism In The House Of The Seven Gables
Symbolism in The House of the Seven Gables Rebecca Smith American literature reflects life and the struggles faced during existence. Symbols are an eloquent way for an author to create a more fully developed work of art. The stories themselves tell a tale; however, an author also uses symbols to relay his message in a more subtle manner. Nathaniel Hawthorne was one of the earliest authors to use symbols as an integral part of his plots. This is clearly seen in both The Scarlet Letter and in The
John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller Anonymous John Davison Rockefeller (July 8, 1839 - May 23, 1937) was the guiding force behind the creation and development of the Standard Oil Company, which grew to dominate the oil industry and became one of the first big trusts in the United States, thus engendering much controversy and opposition regarding its business practices and form of organization. Rockefeller also was one of the first major philanthropists in the U.S., establishing several important foundations and
The Invasion Of Normandy
The Invasion Of Normandy
The Invasion of Normandy Adrian from Gonzaga HS!! The battle plan, code-named Operation Overlord, called for the largest amphibious assault ever to start the liberation of occupied Europe from Nazi Germany. It began in the early morning hours of June 6, 1944, now known as D-Day. Thousands of American, British, Canadian, and French soldiers-backed by paratroopers, bombers, and warships-stormed a 50-mile stretch of French beach called Normandy. This invasion of Normandy was the greatest event to
The Spanish-American War
The Spanish-American War
:The Spanish-American War: Adrian from Gonzaga HS!! During the last years of the nineteenth century, the United States would find itself involved in what John Jay, the American secretary of state, later referred to as a splendid little war; begun with highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that fortune which loves the brave. From an American standpoint, because there were few negative results, and so many significantly positive consequences, John Jay wa
The History Of Sojourner Truth
The History Of Sojourner Truth
The History of Sojourner Truth Katie Davis Our nation has come about through a series of changes, sort of like an evolution to the powerful nation we have become, and even greater nation we perhaps will be one day. It takes the acknowledgement and courage of people to bring about a change in society from what was known to what will be. Such a humanitarian hero was Sojourner Truth. Sojourner Truth was born a slave named Isabella Baumfree sometime in 1797 in Ulster county, New York. The exact date
To Kill A Mocking Bird: Racism
To Kill A Mocking Bird: Racism
To Kill A Mocking Bird: Racism Alex Eelhart In Harper Lee?s book, To Kill A Mockingbird, there are many examples of racism. During this time in history racism was acceptable. Racism is a key theme in her book. Not only those who were black, but also those who affiliated with blacks, were considered inferior. Atticus, a lawyer, who defended blacks in court, was mocked. An example of this is when Mrs. Dubose said, ?Your father?s [Atticus] no better than the niggers and trash he works for!? Mr. Dol
The Consequences Of Guns
The Consequences Of Guns
The Consequences of Guns Martin Ostlind Handguns and other firearms have a long tradition in American civilization. The right to bear arms is an American right featured in the second Amendment of the Constitution. In the 18th century, when the constitution was written, times were different; there was a need for armed citizens to insure the safety of the society as a whole. Contemporarily the police department preserves the safety of society and the need for armed citizens is out of date. The fou
The Ineptitude Of The United States
The Ineptitude Of The United States
The Ineptitude of the United States N. LeVan We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. Those are the opening lines to the Declaration of Independence. The Declaration of Independence was written in 1776. Yet, slavery continued in the United States for nearly ninety years after this document declared that all men where created e
The Inequality Of American Justice
The Inequality Of American Justice
The Inequality of American Justice N. LeVan David Cole wrote, our criminal justice system affirmatively depends on inequality (5). Cole has substantial grounds for making this statement. Race and class have long been issues in the criminal justice system, but does the system affirmatively depend on inequality? Does the criminal justice system depend on the disparities of the people that it serves? American justice is supposed to be blind. Despite this there have been many disparities in the
The Evolution Of Inequality In The U.S. Legal System
The Evolution Of Inequality In The U.S. Legal System
The Evolution of Inequality in the U.S. Legal System N. LeVan In the United States, true equality has never existed. From the Declaration of Independence to modern times, the U.S. legal system has failed in any attempt at equality. The ideology of all [men] are equal but some [men] are more equal than others has been present throughout the history of the U.S. (Orwell). Inequality has always existed in the United States legal system and continues to exist today; however, the inequality presentl
Womens Rights
Womens Rights
Women's Rights Summer It was long ago when women were looked upon as slaves to the hard Working, man. In today's society women now are more respected and are acceptable for many jobs as men are. Yet, long before our time during World War II, women were thought many different things that they could only imagine. During the postwar, women were, then equipped with many different abilities colliding with their home chores and knowledge. Women then took their stand and many acts were passes in their
The French Revolution
The French Revolution
The French Revolution AR During the late 1700?s, France followed in America?s footsteps towards their own revolution. A major shift in power would be seen within the short time period of 1789-1799, and with it a large advancement away from the absolutist government of France. During the late 1700?s France was the most powerful estate in the world. The effects of the country?s revolution would soon spread from France to the rest of Europe and finally result in a continental war. The French Revolu
History Of C++: Origins And Examples
History Of C++: Origins And Examples
History of C++: Origins and Examples Devon Hudson O'Dell Origins of C++ What are C++ and OOP? C++ is an advanced, high-level programming language (?Computer languages?) that is used to develop powerful applications for Microsoft? Windows?, many Linux environments, and other well-known and widely used operating systems. C++ is quickly becoming the standard language for commercial software development (Oualline). OOP, an abbreviation for object-oriented programming is simply code that ?attempts to
Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison
Thomas Edison Anonymous Thomas Alva Edison is considered one of the greatest inventors in history. He was born in Milan, Ohio on February 11, 1847 and died in 1931. During his life he patented 1,093 inventions. Many of these inventions are in use today and changed the world forever. Some of his inventions include telegraphy, phonography, electric lighting and photography. His most famous inventions were the phonograph and the incandescent light bulb. Edison did some of his greatest work at Menlo
Aztec Empire
Aztec Empire
Aztec Empire Lacrosse God The Aztec Empire was a Native American state that ruled much of what is now Mexico from about 1427 until 1521, when the empire was conquered by the Spaniards. The empire represented the highest point in the development of the rich Aztec civilization that had begun more than a century earlier. At the height of their power, the Aztec controlled a region stretching from the Valley of Mexico in central Mexico east to the Gulf of Mexico and south to Guatemala. The Aztec buil
Gateway To Heaven - Tiananmen Square
Gateway To Heaven - Tiananmen Square
Gateway to heaven - Tiananmen Square frolix Gateway to heaven Ouch, je je I'm telling mamma! I yelled in agony, rubbing the imprint her book left on my head. No you're not, she won't believe you; I'm older, snickered my sister, and with that she ran up the crowded walkway; which in the morning hour, looked much like a stampede of bulls. As I walked toward school, I listened to the distinctive chatter of my fellow civilians, smelled the exhaust fume filled air and listened to the bells an
Do We Really Love Our Animals?
Do We Really Love Our Animals?
Do We Really Love Our Animals? Aaron D. Jones Do you consider yourself a pet lover? Do you love animals in general? Can you imagine yourself as a little boy in a trailer far away from the depths of socialization? Once upon a time there was this boy, and this boy had a friend. No matter how hard times got he had Bo. The boy was incredibly happy because he had always dreamed of having a dog like that, a companion. Then your friend dies and you are left standing. Can you imagine the pain? Nobody li
Berry Gordy: Father Of The Motown Sound
Berry Gordy: Father Of The Motown Sound
Berry Gordy: Father of the Motown Sound Haronamas Walton Berry Gordy Jr. was born in Detroit, Michigan on November 28, 1929. He was the seventh born out of eight siblings. His parents migrated to Detroit from Georgia during 1922. They were part of a mass exodus of African Americans who left the South in the 20's and traveled to northern cities in search of better economic futures. During that time jobs were plentiful in the factories, mainly the big four automotive plants that like, Chrysler, Fo
Death Penalty
Death Penalty
Death Penalty Conrad Lyons Electric chair, gas chamber, lethal injection, firing squad, hanging, guillotine, and garroting. When you hear these words what do you think of? Do you feel frightened? When some hear these words they tend to say, Oh they deserve it. In the court system that is not always the case. The question you always have to ask yourself is what did the accused do and do they deserve the death penalty? What is bad enough to deserve death? Are their certain crimes that do and th
Coca-Cola And Its Evolution
Coca-Cola And Its Evolution
Coca-Cola and its Evolution Robert The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 billion dollar business. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist. He concocted the formula i
A Walk In The Woods: Chapter 9
A Walk In The Woods: Chapter 9
A Walk in the woods: Chapter 9 Luke simcock Bill Bryson the author of the short story ?A Walk in the Woods? constructs the story in a certain way to try to get the reader to accept his attitudes and values about how dangerous and death defying Earl V. Shaffer and other?s are in attempting to travel the trail. He uses the techniques of emotive language, unusual language and use of first hand accounts in the short story ?A Walk in the Woods? . The use of descriptive and humorous language, combined
The Library Of Congress
The Library Of Congress
The Library Of Congress Squid HISTORY The Library of congress was established by an act of congress on April 24, 1800. It was originally housed in the United States capitol. The collection, which stared out small at 740 volumes, slowly increased to over 3,000 volumes by 1814. That year, though, the British along with the capitol burned those books during the assault on Washington. To rapidly replace the collection, Thomas Jefferson offered his personal library to congress at no cost, describing
Henry Thoreau
Henry Thoreau
Henry Thoreau Linda Lou Born in 1817, in Concord, Henry David Thoreau became one of the greatest writers among the American Renaissance. Thoreau based his whole philosophy on the fact that man needed to get rid of material things in order to be an individual. An exquisitely educated man, Thoreau went to Harvard, which placed heavy emphasis on the classics. Thoreau studied a curriculum that included grammar and composition, mathematics, English, history, and various philosophies. He also spoke fl
M1 Garand Rifle
M1 Garand Rifle
M1 Garand Rifle Brian Kim Intro I am doing this report on the M1 Garand for Mr.Walker 182's History Class. The Garand is a fascinating World War II semi-automatic rifle. In the sub-sections below I will describe the developement history of the gun, the service history, and info on different versions. I wanted to add diagrams of the M1 rifle but the pictures are copyrighted and I was not able to download but the diagrams could be found at http://www.chestnutridge.com/gchart.asp Development Histor
Marco Polo
Marco Polo
Marco Polo Unknown Marco Polo is one of the most well-known heroic travelers and traders around the world. In my paper I will discuss with you Marco Polo's life, his travels, and his visit to China to see the great Khan. Marco Polo was born in c.1254 in Venice. He was a Venetian explorer and merchant whose account of his travels in Asia was the primary source for the European image of the Far East until the late 19th century. Marco's father, Niccol?, and his uncle Maffeo had traveled to China (1
The Effects Of Industrialization On Society
The Effects Of Industrialization On Society
The Effects of Industrialization on Society Bin Zawawi Had it not been for the industrial revolution, I would doubt very much that we would enjoy the technology we have in the year 2000. The reason we have this technology is that between the years 1750 and 1914 a great change in the world?s history was made. People started to discover faster methods of producing goods, which increased their economy. These people were mainly British and French, but after a few years the French were distracted by
Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore Anonymous Fillmore, Millard (1800-1874), 13th president of the United States (1850-1853) and the second vice president to finish the term of a deceased president. He succeeded Zachary Taylor at a critical moment in United States history. The Mexican War (1846-1848) had renewed the conflict between the Northern and Southern states over slavery, since it had added new territories to the United States. The debate over whether these territories should be admitted as free or slave st
Racial Discrimination In America During The 1920s
Racial Discrimination In America During The 1920s
Racial Discrimination in America during the 1920's sarah The motto of the United States of America is ?E Pluribus Unum? meaning ?Out of one, many?. It neatly recognises that although America may be a single nation, it is also one originally made up of immigrants who arrived not only from Europe and Asia, but forcibly as slaves from Africa and of Native Americans. It?s population is the most racially and culturally diverse in the world and for that reason is often referred to as a ?Melting Pot?.
Albert Einstein: One Of The Smartest People To Live
Albert Einstein: One Of The Smartest People To Live
Albert Einstein: One of the Smartest People to Live Susanne Murphy One of the smartest people ever to live, Albert Einstein, changed our society's development forever with his views, theories, and developments. Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. He was the only son of Hermann and Pauline Kech Einstein. He spent his youth in Munich, where his family owned a small electrical equipment plant. He did not talk until the age of three and by the age of nine, was still not fluent in hi
Social And Political Reactions To Mormon Polygamy
Social And Political Reactions To Mormon Polygamy
Social and Political Reactions to Mormon Polygamy Unknown We are a peculiar people, Elder Bruce R. McConkie once said (McConkie 25). The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is one of a few odd Christian religions. Many of its practices have created much persecution and political reaction, polygamy being one of these. It created much social and political persecution of the Mormons. Most of this persecution had come from anti-polygamist Christians. This is ironic because the anti-polyg