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Young Goodman Brown, The Maypole Of Merrymount, And The Birth-Mark
Young Goodman Brown, The Maypole Of Merrymount, And The Birth-Mark
Young Goodman Brown, The Maypole of Merrymount, and The Birth-Mark Naomi I began my Hawthorne reading task with The Birth-Mark. I picked this story because I am familiar with the Maypole of Merrymount and Young Goodman Brown, and I wanted to try something different. I was pleasantly surprised with The Birth-Mark, in my mind it far surpasses the latter two stories. I think one of the most admirable traits of Hawthorne is his ability to write as though actions are taking place somewhere in the pre
Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell
Kim Campbell Ryan Krook Kim Campbell, Canada's first female Prime Minister, rose quickly in her political standings reaching, what she would find to be the height of her career only seven years after entering politics. It appeared like the loss of the 1993 election and the all around destruction of the Progressive Conservative party was completely Kim Campbell's fault however actually was a joint effort by Brian Mulroney and Kim Campbell. Kim Campbell rose so quickly in her political status that
American Declaration Of Independence And The French Declaration Of Rig
American Declaration Of Independence And The French Declaration Of Rig
American Declaration of Independence and the French Declaration of Rights Kevin Johnson Few political documents have affected the world quite like the American Declaration of Independence or the French Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen. The repercussions of each have had a profound effect on world history up to this point. But why did these documents have such an effect? The answer lies in the common philosophical backgrounds of the two. The writings of Rousseau, Locke and Montesquieu
French Literature In The Age Of Reason
French Literature In The Age Of Reason
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
Making Sense Of The Sixties
Making Sense Of The Sixties
Making Sense of the Sixties Rick Price 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 assa
Walter Whitman
Walter Whitman
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
1968
1968
1968 Josh An Indignant Generation. With all its disruptions and rage, the idea of black revolution was something many white Americans could at least comprehend, if not agree with. When rebellion seized their own children, however they were almost completely at a loss. A product of the posts war Baby Boom, nurtured in affluence and concentrated in increasing numbers on college and university campuses. It was a generation marked by an unusual degree of political awareness and cultural alienati
John F. Kennedy - A Thousand Days
John F. Kennedy - A Thousand Days
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
US Supplies In WWII
US Supplies In WWII
US Supplies in WWII Jill Dion Some people say that the most devastating war in the history of the world has been World War II. First of all, what is a war? Webster's Dictionary says that the definition of war is an armed contest between states or nations any contest or strife, such as a war of words. As one can see, World War II was a contest between states or nations. It began with a simple little conflict in Europe in 1939. This conflict involved Germany and an Anglo-French coalition but event
Should There Be Compulsary College Classes
Should There Be Compulsary College Classes
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
Private School Vouchers
Private School Vouchers
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
GM Overview
GM Overview
Abstract The automotive industry has been in a downward spiral for several years. High fuel prices and the current economic condition has impacted consumer spending. With unemployment at record highs and impending layoffs, the public is looking for economical vehicles. Although the three large car manufacturers are offering various incentives and programs to encourage spending, they are still experiencing low sales figures and all have sought government loans just to continue operating. General
Pictorial Album Quilt
Pictorial Album Quilt
Pictorial Album Quilt by Lucinda Ward Honstain This paragraph is an analysis of an Album Quilt by Licinda Ward Honctain. A quilt or patchwork is a form of a needlework that involves sewing together pieces of fabric into the large design. Usually it has a layer of batting filling inside, layer of fabric for backing, and a quilt top. The Pictorial Album Quilt was completed in 1867. The album has 40 unique highly decorative pictorial quilt blocks made by hand in the appliqu? technique. (An appliqu?
 Thomas Jefferson?s Agrarian Vision
Thomas Jefferson?s Agrarian Vision
Sticking true to his Republican ideals, Thomas Jefferson believed in a nation of small farmers, owning enough land to guarantee economic self-sufficiency and personal independence. Independence, political and personal, was the hallmark of republicanism. Jefferson argued that Americans should build their economy around agriculture rather than manufacturing. He suggested that the self-dependency of an agrarian society would directly correlate to an honest, hardworking society whose goals as a nat
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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
great depression
great depression
The Great Depression in the United States was the worst and longest economy crisis in the history of the modern industrial world. It lasted from the end of 1929 until the early 1940s. It began in the United States and the depression spread to most of the world?s industrial countries, which in our time now have become somewhat dependent on each other. The Great Depression received rapid declines in the production and sale of goods and a sudden, severe rise in unemployment. Businesses and banks cl
Separation of Church and State
Separation of Church and State
Separation of Church and State There is supposed to be a separation between church and state. If you look at the government and the politicians that run our government everything is revolved around religion. Religion plays apart in what we vote for, and who we vote for. It always has. Religion is the main focus in our government, even if it?s not supposed to be. Though religion is not supposed to be connected to the government, religiousness coincides with what the public want. If it?s what the
American history
American history
The writings and narratives of the late 1600?s served to define an important place in the history of early American literature. Literature of this time is the consciousness of what life was like for settlers in colonial times and of the issues pertaining to this crucial point in American history. Some of the main purposes were to give an accounting of the writing styles of this time and to give historical significance to the violence that was so much a part of early America. The focus of this di
Relating to Race and My Community Capstone Question
Relating to Race and My Community Capstone Question
The information about race and ethnicity in the United States that has helped me better understand and relate to specific minority groups is the information about all the races. I do not have a specific group because I feel connected to all of them. I have learned something about my own cultural history that is Irish Americans. I learned that they were poor but very educated people and that they were not welcomed very well when they first came to the United States. They were slave until they fou
A Historical and Modern Look at Child Abuse in the United States and N
A Historical and Modern Look at Child Abuse in the United States and N
Introduction ?In its mildest form, young children are left unattended at home all day; in its most severe forms- beatings, mutilation, starvation, incest, and abandonment on public property- children are actively, horridly maltreated?, (Fuchs). This paper will explore the different effects of child abuse. Child abuse is a long standing practice throughout human history. This paper will look back at previous reports of child abuse and the ways the government has taken action against the issue. It
PTSD and Chemical Dependency
PTSD and Chemical Dependency
PTSD And Chemical Dependency Early man faced attacks from saber-tooth tigers and other vicious predators. European peasants dealt with the suffering and horrors of war torn England under the Nazi reign. Modern soldiers, despite all our technological superiority, must still face and deal with the same basic emotional problems faced by countless generations of combatants before them. It is only recently that this phenomenon has been addressed and studied in a proper manner befitting of the scope o
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Execution of criminals and political opponents has been used by nearly all societies?both to punish crime and to suppress political dissent. In most places that practice capital punishment it is reserved for murder, espionage, treason, or as part of military justice. In some countries sexual crimes, such as rape, adultery, incest and sodomy, carry the death penalty, as do religious crimes such as apostasy in Islamic nations (the formal renunciation of the State religion). In many countries that
Death Penalty Issues
Death Penalty Issues
Introduction The social Policy I am presenting in this research paper is the death penalty (capital punishment). The perspective I chose to use in order to analyze this social policy is the structural functionalism point of view. The structural functionalism theory views society as a system of parts that are interrelated, that work together for the ?efficiency and effectiveness of society?. One of the main assumptions of this point of view is that societies try to maintain equilibrium, with all
Effects of Child Abuse on Language
Effects of Child Abuse on Language
The Effects of Child Abuse on Language. ?You are just like your father! You?re stupid! You?ll never amount to nothing!? screamed Nicky?s mother. ?You are a waste of time, I should have flushed you down the toilet? she said continuing to scream at 10 year old Nicky That same morning Nicky went to school and went into her Language Arts class and there her teacher Mrs. Isaac, who wanted everyone in her class to participate, called on Nicky who was an excellent speller ?Nicky can you spell ?encyclo
The Demon In The Freezer
The Demon In The Freezer
The Demon In The Freezer Christopher Coble C. E. King High School Abstract The first major bioterror event in the United States, the anthrax attacks in October 2001 was a clarion call for scientists who work with hot agents to find ways of protecting civilian populations against biological weapons. In The Demon in the Freezer, Richard Preston?s first nonfiction book since The Hot Zone, a #1 New York Times bestseller, Preston takes the reader into the heart of Usamriid, the United States Army
Captain Preston's Account of the Boston Massacre
Captain Preston's Account of the Boston Massacre
Captain Thomas Preston?s Account of the Boston Massacre Captain Thomas Preston writes down his account of the Boston Massacre dates back to March 13, 1770. I think it is fascinating for historians to find such document on such a historical event. We live through life wondering what really happened years ago during these historical events and these documents help fill the gap with factual knowledge to better understand the history. Captain Preston begins his accounts starting with the arrival of
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali The career of Cassius Clay began at the age of twelve. After his brand new bike had been stolen at the Louisville Home Show. Cassius clay, better know as Muhammad Ali, had a difficult childhood dealing with segregation laws, but grew up to become a famous boxer. Muhammad Ali was born on January 17, 1942 Louisville, Kentucky, and was raised in a clapboard house at 3302 Grand Avenue in middle-class Louisville, Kentucky. His mother Odessa Clay was quiet and religious, she was her son?
Alabama the beautiful
Alabama the beautiful
From Rushing falls and the fragrant wildflowers to major historical sites Alabama has more than enough to offer it's visitors. If you're looking for history then you have come to the right place. Many historical events have happened here. Alabama also offers lots of entertainment for visitors of all ages. Alabama is most known for its historical sites. Fort Gaines is was a renaissance style Fort Established in 1821. This fort was an important site during the civil war, and provides coastal defen
holocaus
holocaus
The war in so many ways, whatever were the cause, in my opinion, it is just destructions with no reason. The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum opened to the public on April 26, 1993, with a dedication ceremony attended by President Clinton, Vice President Gore, and many national and international dignitaries. In this essay I would try to describe my experiences about the Holocaust Museum in Los Angeles. The museum, of course, has special meaning to Holocaust survivors and to the American J
Wicca Essay
Wicca Essay
Wicca Most Wiccans believe in a single ultimate reality that pervades the universe and is expressed in the Goddess and God. Most traditions worship the two deities as equals where none deserves more importance than the other. An attempt is usually made to reflect this balance in the coven, although men tend to be a minority in the Wiccan religion. One notable exception is Dianic Wicca, which worships the Goddess exclusively and only women are admitted to the covens. The Triple Goddess refers t
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Ethnic Groups and Discrimination Mexican immigrants in the United States suffer from a society affected by xenophobia (fear of strangers or of immigrants who possess traits and characteristics that some consider foreign to a nation?s culture, language and heritage). Many xenophobes engage in all types of hideous, cruel, or discriminatory activities to keep targeted groups from becoming part of society. These Mexican immigrants have and are being stereotyped. They face prejudice, racism, and segr
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder When a person goes through intense stress such as being shifted out to war, getting raped, studying for a hard exam, paying the bills and raising a family he or she has an episode which the doctors refer to as Post traumatic Stress Disorder aka PTSD. It is a typical response by regular people in abnormal situations. Events that lead to this disorder are sometimes very severe it can happen to anybody. Some people cannot cooperate with this due to the fact that it co
black holes
black holes
Simulation A black hole is a star that has collapsed into a tiny point known as a singularity. It is so dense that it sucks in everything near it, including light. Black holes can be seen via the death throes of the matter being sucked in. Although it becomes invisible past a certain point, an accretion disk, which is visible, develops as the matter swirls toward the black hole. The collapsed star is so dense that nothing can escape its gravitational pull, not even light. A black hole is a conc
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eat
The Future of America? A hungry boy stole food from a market, was caught, and his right hand was chopped off. The next week the same boy, stole fruit from an orchard, again was spotted, and his left hand was chopped off. A few weeks later, leaving the back door to a bakery open, his mouth full and eyes no less vibrant, the boy was caught once again. The men of the town were stumped, what was to be chopped off next? The men of the town did not know what to do, until someone offered giving the bo
French American
French American
Many people have long history and a family tree and ever wonder where an individual?s bloodline begins and how an individual came to the United States. This is a good question and with some research I found that I have different ethnic groups in my family tree. French America is one group that sticks out more than the rest and is believed to be the main bloodline in my family. I conducted research and interviews with family members to find some valuable information of what ethnic group we belong
History of Postconviction Exonerations
History of Postconviction Exonerations
History on Post-Conviction DNA Exonerations Post-conviction relief is a general term related to appeals of criminal convictions, which may include release, new trial, modification of sentence, and such other relief as may be proper and just. The court may also make supplementary orders to the relief granted, concerning such matters as re-arraignment, retrial, custody and release on security. The term may refer to a law or court rule that allows a collateral challenge to a judgment of conviction
American History
American History
Another conflict that America has dealt with is the labor system. America is known for its wide usage of African-American slaves in various places. Before the usage of African-Americans Indentured servants were used. Most of them were English migrants that came to America in exchange to work for a family for some time. These servants were subjected to harsh conditions, the work that had to be done was that of hard work and very unpleasant. Many of these servants would try to escape the treatment
The creation of the first airplane
The creation of the first airplane
Introduction The invention of the airplane has been one of the biggest impacts in history, it has changed the way we travel and also made traveling very comfortable. Airplanes gave us the opportunity to explore many different parts of the world and view the earths beautiful creations with ease. Also being a major part in emergency situations like floods, earthquakes and many other of the worlds natural disasters. Airplanes have also been a major help and influence to many military defense servic
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Rush
Benjamin Rush was born December 24, 1745 on a plantation near Philadelphia, in an agricultural community of Byberry, Pennsylvania. He was one of seven children. His father, John Rush, was a yeoman from Oxfordshire that came to Byberry in 1683. He was a gunsmith and a farmer, and would die when Benjamin was about five years old. He would then be raised by his mother, Susanna, who ran a grocery store to support and educate all seven children. At age eight Benjamin was sent to an academy conducted
Underground Railroad
Underground Railroad
The Underground Railroad was a major development that united a diverse group of people for a common goal. Slaves were able to escape and went to a free land where they were considered free. The slaves would have to live in seclusion to avoid being found by slave catchers and returned to the terrible conditions from which they fled. Helpers, also known as conductors, assisted many slaves on their journey to freedom by concealing them in secure places and provided the slaves with food and informat
The Art
The Art
Chinese Culture China has about five thousand years history which is a very long period of time. Also, the Chinese civilization was growing with these periods of time and it will continues greater than ever. Many wars and unhappinesses were happening during this period. Although, the time has passed, the histories and the civilizations have not passed. These family virtues, serious, working attitudes, sense of justice and the great Confucian tradition have been deeply assimilated into the Chines
The Historical Progression of African Americans
The Historical Progression of African Americans
The Historical Progression of African Americans America is a powerful nation with a colorful history. Today it is a country in which people of all ethnicities and backgrounds can share in the common good, but there is a dark side to America?s past that has hindered the progression of a certain group of people: African-Americans. Through intense struggles and oppression, African-American people have suffered some of the worst injustices imaginable to mankind, but through perseverance and determin
costa rica
costa rica
Table of Contents Background Masculinity versus Femininity Power Distance Interval Individualism versus Collectivism Uncertainty Avoidance Confucian Dynamism Recommendations To: The Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors Subject: Overall analysis of Costa Rica and the possible impact of company expansion Country Background Costa Rica, which means ?rich coast? (www.cyborlink.com.) is a beautiful country filled with plush rainforest and beautiful coast lines. Costa Rica was found in 1611 a
Same-Sx Marriages
Same-Sx Marriages
Today, there are such controversies over gay marriage. What is it all about? Is it about the affect it may have on our children? Is it the worries of ethical values? Or maybe it is that a true marriage is defined to be between a man and a woman. Whatever the case is, we will explore these issues and understand why it is a growing dilemma in our society. According to Ann Ferguson?s article Gay Marriages: An American and Feminist Dilemma, one answer is that the authority of the state and its laws
SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
Today, there are such controversies over gay marriage. What is it all about? Is it about the affect it may have on our children? Is it the worries of ethical values? Or maybe it is that a true marriage is defined to be between a man and a woman. Whatever the case is, we will explore these issues and understand why it is a growing dilemma in our society. According to Ann Ferguson?s article Gay Marriages: An American and Feminist Dilemma, one answer is that the authority of the state and its laws
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Poetry (from the [Greek] 'poiesis'/ù [poieo/], a making: a forming, creating, or the art of poetry, or a poem) is a form of literary art in which language is used for its aesthetic and evocative qualities in addition to, or in lieu of, its apparent meaning. Poetry may be written independently, as discrete poems, or may occur in conjunction with other arts, as in poetic drama, hymns, lyrics, or prose poetry. It is published in dedicated magazines (the longest established being Poetry a
Media Reaction
Media Reaction
Illegal immigration has been an issue in this country for many years. The impact of illegal immigration presents a strain on social services and can result in a lack of sufficient employment opportunities in a country where the financial structure is already stretched thin and continues to have high unemployment rates among legal residents. By adding illegal immigrants to those searching for work and trying to support themselves and a family, relations between legal and illegal groups can be dif
ethniicity
ethniicity
The information about race and ethnicity in the United States that has helped me better understand and relate to specific minority groups is the information about all the races. I do not have a specific group because I feel connected to all of them. I have learned something about my own cultural history that is Irish Americans. I learned that they were poor but very educated people and that they were not welcomed very well when they first came to the United States. They were slave until they fou
Global warming
Global warming
Meghan McDonald McDonald 1 Mr.Hrkal OAC World Issues December 18th, 2000 Global Warming Now, for the first time in Earth's history, humans may be a decisive factor in future climate change. The actions we make towards the temperature of the earth and the depletion of the ozone layer are irreversible. A warmer future could result from present-day human activities releasing large amounts of heat-trapping gases into the air. These greenhouse gases are part of the reason for the 1?F (.5?C) rise in g
The Beatles' Impact on America
The Beatles' Impact on America
The impact of the Beatles in America was not only a musical revolution, but created a phenomenal social and cultural change. Although the Beatles were British, their image was guided by American values. ?Compared to Britain, America was modern, romantic, and sexy, - and so were the Beatles.? The Beatles stepped on American soil on February 7th, 1964. They set the musical and popular culture agenda for the next decade. America would never be the same again. ?The Beatles buoyant melodies, playfu