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The Legend Of Saint Joan Of Arc
The Legend Of Saint Joan Of Arc
The Legend of Saint Joan of Arc Jason Marcus Bernard Shaw?s famous play Saint Joan recalls the legend of a young girl who leads her nation to an improbable victory against the English. Joan of Arc has since become a role model for girls and women everywhere as a woman who conquered seemingly indomitable odds in a world of men. But one must wonder: Would the legend of Saint Joan have the magnificence that it does had Joan not been burned when she was? Is the grandeur of the story of Joan of Arc f
Sculpture Of The Old Kingdom Of Ancient Egypt
Sculpture Of The Old Kingdom Of Ancient Egypt
Sculpture of the Old Kingdom of Ancient Egypt slipper Introduction Egypt is situated in the north-eastern corner of the African continent. It is composed of two very different regions--Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt. Lower Egypt--the Black Land as it was also called by the ancient Egyptians--with its fertile soil strip along the Nile River makes up the northern part of the country. The Red Land--the Upper Egypt--is a desertous southern part with the red, sun-baked soil. The history of ancient Egypt
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
Lord Of The Flies: Chapter 9-12 Notes
Lord Of The Flies: Chapter 9-12 Notes
Lord of the Flies: Chapter 9-12 Notes Kelsey Lobsinger 1. After Simon is killed, the next paragraph begins, The clouds open and let the rain down like a waterfall? When the boys kill Simon they not only kill him and spirituality, but what they perceive to be the beast. Because the beast was created by them and embodied all of their evils, one of its interpretations can be as mankind's sin. Simon is very similar to Jesus in this book. The Roman's ruled the world during Jesus' life, and now a si
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
All Quiet On The Western Front - Complete Summary
All Quiet On The Western Front - Complete Summary
All Quiet on the Western Front - Complete Summary daniel the dopest All Quiet on the Western Front - Overall Summary All Quiet on the Western Front is an anti-war novel from the opening chapters. Many critics of the novel in the early days after the publication of the novel blamed Remarque for writing for shock value. They did not want to believe his novel represented the truth about World War I. In many ways, such people were like Paul's schoolmaster, Kantorek. They wanted to cling to classical
Analysis Of Early Civilizations Through Literature
Analysis Of Early Civilizations Through Literature
Analysis of Early Civilizations Through Literature Sal Paradise Analysis of Early Civilizations Through Literature A culture that evolves and changes through time is a healthy culture indeed. From the early pagan warriors to the artisans of the Renaissance, the European world dramatically reformed. The literature of each era indicates the profound cultural innovations. The Anglo-Saxon?s arguably most important literary piece, Beowulf, is a story of a brave warrior who fights Grendel. Grendel is
Life After Death
Life After Death
Life After Death Anonymous The Afterlife is an area of human consciousness we all enter upon leaving the physical world at physical death. Throughout history we've questioned if there is a life after death. Along the way, our religions and various philosophers offered beliefs and opinions to answer this commonly asked question. However, many of the answers contradict each other making it hard to figure out. Belief in life after death is a source of personal security, optimism, and spiritual bet
Siberian Prison System
Siberian Prison System
Siberian Prison System slipper PRISON SYSTEM IN SIBERIA My project is dedicated to description of the history of Siberia as a place to where send prisoners--from the days of Ivan the Terrible until today. I will tell about the reasons for choosing Siberia as place of exile, the system of prisons and conditions in Siberian prisons. Choosing Siberia as a Place of Exile As with other Western powers that gained colonies overseas, the acquisition of Siberia led to making it a place of exile. Criminal
Physical Geography Of Saskatchewan
Physical Geography Of Saskatchewan
Physical Geography of Saskatchewan slipper Introduction Saskatchewan is situated in the central Prairie between Alberta on the west and Manitoba on the east. Its neighbour on the north is the North West Territories, and on the south it borders with the United States. Saskatchewan is rectangular in shape--it is the only Canadian province none of whose borders was determined by the landform feature like river or mountain range. The province is located in the Central Standard Time and doesn't switc
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
Alabama
Alabama
Alabama Haronamas Walton It must have been around eleven o'clock in the morning when I awoke from a stuffy and uncomfortable sleep, in the back of a moving mini-van. My mouth was dry, my nose was sore, and my eyes itched from sleep crust. A huge yawn escaped from my mouth as I tried to stretch my aching limbs. As I was stretching out, I accidentally kicked my little brother Sam in the head. So much for peaceful sleep, he woke up in a foul mood. He must have thought that I kicked him on purpose b
The Zodiac Killer
The Zodiac Killer
The Zodiac Killer Dominic Golemi The late 1960?s and early 1970?s represented a great deal of things to a great deal of people. To the San Francisco Bay area, as well as the rest of California, the late ?60?s and early ?70?s represented terror, fear, and death. What started out as a seemingly random, but brutal murder on the night of October 30th, 1966, turned out to be the start of a series of horrific murders that would span 2,500 suspects, 56 possible victims, and over 400 miles. On the calm,
Eighteenth Century Philosophers: A Comparison
Eighteenth Century Philosophers: A Comparison
Eighteenth Century Philosophers: A Comparison Usha The Enlightenment or the Age of Realization was an age of great advancement and reform for all of Europe and beyond. Great advancements were being made in the fields of science, philosophy, mathematics, and logic. Most people attribute these achievements to the social critics of that time, also known as the philosophes. These philosophes were controversial thinkers and pioneered the intellectual movements of the 1700's. They stood up for wha
Terrorism
Terrorism
Terrorism Ryan Why do people resort to such violent acts as bombing, assassinations, and hi-jacking? How do individuals and organizations justify these acts of terror. These acts can be described as terrorist actions. Terrorism is an growing international problem. During the last twenty years, new terrorist groups have sprung up al lover the world. Governments have had little success in their attempts to resolve issues in which terrorism is used. A major problem in discussing terrorism is establ
Earthquakes
Earthquakes
Earthquakes Simon Abbott Describe the frequency, origin and distribution of earthquakes at mid-ocean ridges, ocean basins, subduction zones and continental shields. Earthquakes are happening almost everyday all over the world. Most of the time earthquakes are not strong enough to be felt by people, but the shaking caused by an earthquake is recorded by a seismogram. These are located all over the world at different points. Only occasionally will a larger magnitude earthquake strike and cause dam
The History Of The Olympic Games
The History Of The Olympic Games
The History Of The Olympic Games [email protected] Introduction Today, the Olympic Games are the world's largest pageant of athletic skill and competitive spirit. They are also displays of nationalism, commerce and politics. Well-known throughout the world the games have been used to promote understanding and friendship among nations, but have also been a hotbed of political disputes and boycotts. The Olympic games started thousands of years ago and lasted over a millennium.. The symbolic power of the
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie
Salman Rushdie David C. Ritchie There have been very few writers who have been dogged by controversy throughout their careers. Some have been persecuted in less enlightened times such as Mark Twain, and some have been ridiculed by the press like Edgar Allan Poe. Yet, Salman Rushdie was the first author in the free world to have been pursued from across continents and forced into hiding because of a death sentence by a foreign government. To say Salman Rushdie is a very controversial writer in to
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
The Role Of Love In Romeo And Juliet
The Role Of Love In Romeo And Juliet
The Role of Love in Romeo and Juliet Todd Timmons The modern literature community recognizes Shakespeare as one of the most brilliant minds in the history of dramatic theatre. His unmatched ability to represent human behavior and emotion makes the love in Romeo and Juliet the driving force behind the play's success. Shakespeare incorporated many different types of love in order to capture the hearts of the Elizabeth Era. Juliet's nurse shows amazing concern for the young girl's well being. She,
Why Should Students Study Shakespeare In School?
Why Should Students Study Shakespeare In School?
Why Should Students Study Shakespeare in School? Lindsey Simply stated, students should study Shakespeare's works in school because of the incredible value within them. In addition to exposing students to a multitude of literary techniques, Shakespeare's plays challenge the student with difficult language and style, express a profound knowledge of human behavior and offer insight into the world around us. William Shakespeare is recognized by much of the world as the greatest of all dramatists. T
Christianitys Effect On The Roman Culture
Christianitys Effect On The Roman Culture
Christianity's Effect on the Roman Culture Phillip Shafovaloff Christianity came into the world approximately two thousand years ago. It was persecuted at first, but atually became the offical religion in 381 A.D. It is the spiritual force that conquered the Roman Empire; one of the decisive elements in the growth of Western civiliztion (Bunson 9). Throughout history Christianity has played a major role in changing our society into what it is today. Christianity won the professed allegiance of
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
The Age Of Comets
The Age Of Comets
The Age of Comets Bin Zawawi The article summarized below is from THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (issue Dec.97) by William R. Newcott. It tells about how comets are important and their effect on earth and its people. Comets are leftover scrubs of material that did not make it to planethood in the events creating our solar system. They orbit in a perpetual Deepfreeze until some subtle gravitational nudge upsets the delicate balance. The Great Falls begins. First a snowball drifts towards the sun and ste
The Life Of Ludwig Van Beethoven
The Life Of Ludwig Van Beethoven
The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven Unknown The rise of Ludwig van Beethoven into the ranks of history's greatest composers was parallelled by and in some ways a consequence of his own personal tragedy and despair. Beginning in the late 1790's, the increasing buzzing and humming in his ears sent Beethoven into a panic, searching for a cure from doctor to doctor. By October 1802 he had written the Heiligenstadt Testament confessing the certainty of his growing deafness, his consequent despair, and s
Conformity
Conformity
Conformity Unknown A Japanese proverb says, The nail that sticks out will be hammered down. Society tries to place many rules on us as individuals as to what is acceptable and what is not. We must decide for ourselves whether to conform to such a social decorum. We are taught as soon as we are old enough to grasp the idea that it is bad to be unique and to avoid being different. At some point, however, we must decide within ourselves whether to spend every day trying to be like everyone else b
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
The Russian Revolution: How Did The Bolsheviks Gain Power?
The Russian Revolution: How Did The Bolsheviks Gain Power?
The Russian revolution: How Did the Bolsheviks Gain Power? Jared Wilson How did the Bolshevisks seize power of the Russia Empire in 1917? They were able to do this as a result of taking advantage of the current political and social situations in the country at the time. Through such decisions as disbanding the army, and siding with the majority, the peasants, though such promises as land, food, equality and peace. Through such events Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov, also known as Lenin, was able to take
Defintition Of History
Defintition Of History
Defintition of History lauren karam The statement ? History is nothing more than a collection of the static facts of the past; people who say history changes are terribly misguided? is incorrect. History is more than just static facts when ideas and concepts involved in history are understood and applied in life. Also, history changes when new applications of ideas found in past history are put to use and when new facts about happenings in the past are discovered. The statement is only taking in
Titanic: Death Of A Titan
Titanic: Death Of A Titan
Titanic: Death of a Titan Arturo Martinez After years of construction and work, the Titanic was finally ready for her maiden voyage. The beginning of her voyage was to take place on the morning of April 10, of 1912 at approximately 10:00am. The firs of Titanic passengers began to board the ship. Most of these passengers were British residents who had journeyed to Titanic by means of transportation either that a boat train. The real precipitance came when the boat train arrived. People rich or po
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
What Is Religion?
What Is Religion?
What is Religion? Unknown According to the dictionary religion is the service and worship of God or the supernatural.1 I challenge that definition. It is true that all religions do involve the worship of some supernatural force, however, it is also true that no religion in history has ever stopped at that. For a more complete definition of the word religion we also have to examine two other aspects. How has it affected man over the centuries? And what is the true motivation of its leadership?
Historical MacBeth Compared To Shakespeares MacBeth
Historical MacBeth Compared To Shakespeares MacBeth
Historical MacBeth compared to Shakespeare's MacBeth Unknown Although most of Shakespeare's play MacBeth is not historically accurate, MacBeth's life is the subject of the tragedy. There are characters and events that are based on true events and real persons but, Shakespeare's MacBeth differs significantly from history's MacBeth. The first example of a difference between the Shakespeare MacBeth and historical MacBeth is the death of Duncan I. In Shakespeare's MacBeth , Duncan I was
The Roots Of Communist China
The Roots Of Communist China
The Roots of Communist China Unknown To say that the Chinese Communist revolution is a non-Western revolution is more than a clich?. That revolution has been primarily directed, not like the French Revolution but against alien Western influences that approached the level of domination and drastically altered China's traditional relationship with the world. Hence the Chinese Communist attitude toward China's traditional past is selectively critical, but by no means totally hostile. The Chinese Co
An Examination Of The Question Of The Impeccability Of Jesus Christ
An Examination Of The Question Of The Impeccability Of Jesus Christ
An examination of the question of the impeccability of Jesus Christ Unknown The New Testament authors had no qualms about declaring that Jesus was truly human and telling us that Jesus committed no sin. Bible passages such as 2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15, 1 Peter 2:22 and 1 John 3:5 ?witness that He [Jesus] did not give in to temptation, nor violate the moral standards of God, nor was He inconsistent with the nature of his character.? That is, Jesus was sinless. It is vital to our theology t
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
The Old Testament
The Old Testament
The Old Testament Unknown The Old Testament is a compilation, and like every compilation it has a wide variety of contributors who, in turn, have their individual influence upon the final work. It is no surprise, then, that there exist certain parallels between the Enuma Elish, the cosmogony of the Babylonians, and the Book of Genesis, the first part of the Pentateuch section of the Bible. In fact, arguments may be made that other Near Eastern texts, particularly Sumerian, have had their influen
Macbeth: Tragedy Or Satire
Macbeth: Tragedy Or Satire
Macbeth: Tragedy or Satire Unknown William Shakespeare wrote four great tragedies, the last of which was written in 1606 and titled Macbeth. This tragedy, as it is considered by societal critics of yesterday's literary world, scrutinizes the evil dimension of conflict, offering a dark and gloomy atmosphere of a world dominated by the powers ofdarkness. Macbeth, more so than any of Shakespeare's other tragic protagonists, has to face the powers and decide: should he succumb or should he resist?
Resrvoir Dogs: Music
Resrvoir Dogs: Music
Resrvoir Dogs: Music Unknown Joe Egan and Gerry Rafferty were a duo known as Stealers Wheel when they recorded a Dylanesque pop hit, Stuck in the Middle With You, in April of 1974. The single reached number five on the charts - little did they know that eighteen years later it would become a cult favorite. In 1992 Quentin Tarantino, a little known writer/director, took the Cannes film festival and the world by surprise with his motion picture Reservoir Dogs. The movie is about the difficulties