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  • Great Chicago Fire

    Great Chicago Fire I have no passion or desire to write about a thunderous destruction of a city or the death of hundreds of people. Yes, I have no connection to this topic, besides my home being 30 minutes from downtown Chicago, but that does not mean that this fire does not pertain to me or anyone who lives in a completely different state for that matter. So, just because I have never experienced a

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    Submitted: June 11, 2010 By: Top
  • Chicago Fire

    The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 was one of the largest disasters in American history. Practically overnight the great city of Chicago was destroyed. Before the fire there was a large drought causing everything to be dry and flammable, then a fire broke out in the O'Leary's barn and spread throughout the city. Many attempts were made to put out the fire but there were too many errors and

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    Submitted: January 27, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Many Causes of the Great Depression

    The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which spread to virtually all of the industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; however, the main cause for the Great Depression was the combination of the greatly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920's, and the extensive stock market speculation that took place

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    Submitted: December 5, 2008 By: Fonta
  • Alexander The Great

    Alexander The Great Alexander the Great's relation to triumph is obvious, he created an army which took over most of the known world. But what is not known widely is how tragic his life was. I cannot do full justice to his life but I will do my best to describe it. When Alexander was a child his parents were constantly fighting and his father was usually away on campaigns, so he rarely saw him

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    Submitted: December 20, 2008 By: Jessica
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression The Great Depression occurred on October, 27 1929 during the presidency of Herbert Hoover. The person I interviewed was not alive during the Great Depression, but still knew quiet a bit about it. They, (meaning the person I interviewed) learned about the Great Depression through school, parents, grandparents, and research. The stalk market crashed in 1929 causing the Great Depression. People put all their money into banks and into stocks. When the

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    Submitted: January 7, 2009 By: Andrew
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression The 1930's were a sad time for many. It is the time when the stock market crashed, banks closed, and millions were left penniless. To fully understand the events of the 1930's and the Great Depression, one must first understand the economic terms of that period, as well as the many acts and groups that contributed to helping the nation get back on its feet. The business cycle is the pattern of

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    Submitted: January 7, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Bejamin Franklin - A Life Of A Great Man

    Benjamin Franklin During the period after America's "birth" there were many incredible people but none more so than Benjamin Franklin. Ben is considered one of America's greatest citizens. He accomplished many things in his lifetime; he was a scientist, an inventor, a politician, a printer, a philosopher, a musician, and an economist. In the 1700s, a scientist was someone who thought about the way things work and tried to figure out ways to make things

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    Submitted: January 7, 2009 By: Kevin
  • The Paper Of Great Things

    THE PAPER OF GREAT THINGS In the novel The God of Small Things by Arudhati Roy a relationship between a family is shown and the painful past comes through several memories and the presence of the caste system in India is used to juxtapose right vs. wrong. A very powerful closeness is observed between the two main characters and through their relationship one of the main themes of love through obscurity is showcased by the

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Great Depression

    The Great Depression took place from 1930 to 1939. During this time the prices of stock fell 40%. 9,000 banks went out of business and 9 million savings accounts were wiped out. 86,00 businesses failed, and wages were decreased by an average of 60%. The unemployment rate went from 9% all the way to 25%, about 15 million jobless people. CAUSES Unequal distribution of wealth High Tariffs and war debts Over production in industry and

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Economical Events That Lead Up To The Great Depression

    Information: In the 1920's, things were really rocking in the US and around the world. The rapid increase in industrialization was fueling growth in the economy, and technology improvements had the leading economists believing that the up rise would continue. During this boom period, wages increased along with consumer spending, and stock prices began to rise as well. Billions of dollars were invested in the stock market as people began speculating on the rising stock

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    Essay Length: 612 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Great Depression

    The Great Depression was the worst economic decline ever in U.S. history. It began in late 1929 and lasted about a decade. Throughout the 1920's, many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; the main causes were the unequal distribution of wealth and extensive stock market speculation. Money was distributed unequally between the rich and the middle-class, between industry and agriculture within the United States, and between the U.S. and Europe. This disproportion

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    Essay Length: 2,990 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Women of The Great Gatsby

    The Women of The Great Gatsby In the novel, The Great Gatsby, the two central women presented are Daisy Buchanan and Myrtle Wilson. These two women, although different, have similar personalities. Throughout the novel, there are instances in which the reader feels bad for and dislikes both Daisy and Myrtle. These two women portray that wealth is better than everything else, and they both base their lives on it. Also the novel shows the hardships

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Fdr's Response To The Great Depression

    FDR's Response to the Great Depression The stock market crash of 1929 set in motion a chain of events that would plunge the United States into a deep depression. The Great Depression of the 1930's spelled the end of an era of economic prosperity during the 1920's. Herbert Hoover was the unlucky president to preside over this economic downturn, and he bore the brunt of the blame for the depression. Hoover believed the root cause

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • Causes Of The Great War

    Causes of the Great War The impact of the First World War is still with us. In many respects the events of modern Europe are a direct result of what happened during World War I. Adolph Hitler himself was a product of the First World War. World War I also gave Russian communists opportunity to overthrow the government in Russia and proclaim communism. The events that took place in "No Mans Land" definitely had an

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • Alexander The Great

    Alexander the Great is, arguably, the most famous secular figure in history. His magnetism in life was rivaled only by his magnetism in death, and the story of his career has evoked vastly different interpretations in his age and ours. Young romantic hero or megalomaniac villain? Alexander III of Macedon conquered all who stood before him, but usually in order to free the lower class. He did more to spread the Hellenistic culture than anyone

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • The Life And Great Works Of John Updike

    The Life and Great works of John Updike An American novelist, short story writer and a poet, John Updike was a country boy with a great talent that needed to be unleashed. He wrote many novels and won many awards; his best works did involve the novels that told the story of a man's life. The best-known and most widely analyzed work, John Updike wrote a great series of novels depicting a reoccurring theme of

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Monika
  • Alexander The Great

    Alexander was born in July 356 B.C. to Philip II and his third wife, Olympias. The parents were far from a happy couple, and Alexander was raised primarily under the influence of his mother. At the age of thirteen, he was sent to study with Aristotle—an education that was for the most part formal. Aristotle promoted the belief that non-Greeks were naturally slaves, thus encouraging the prince's thirst for conquest. Ultimately, however, Alexander would reject

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • St. Isidore Of Seville, A Great Catholic Saint

    St. Isidore, was a great Spanish bishop, and lately in an interesting turn of events, he is now the proposed Patron saint, of the Internet. Yes, the World-Wide-Web. So, the next time you think that you will need help because your computer will crash, say a quick prayer to St. Isidore, and he will try to help you with your problem. You can even download a sound byte of the prayer. They are all available

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Great Depression

    The Great Depression Throughout the 1930's, the United States of America underwent its worst economic hardship ever. This struggle, known as the Great Depression, affected every aspect of American life. As the result of economic disparity brought on by the First World War and the great stock market crash of 1929, the depression sent America into a downward spiral into poverty. Businesses filed for bankruptcy, farmers were unable to sell crops, and banks were incapable

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    Submitted: March 17, 2009 By: David
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Near closing time on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911, in New York City a fire broke out on the top floors of the Asch Building in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. One of the worst tragedies in American history it was know as the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. It was a disaster that took the lives of 146 young immigrant workers. A fire that broke out in a cramped sweatshop that trapped many inside

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • Casues Of The Great Depression

    Causes of The Great Depression The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which spread to virtually the entire industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression. The main cause for the Great Depression was the combination of the greatly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920's, and the extensive stock market speculation

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • Great Depression

    Main Causes of the Great Depression Paul Alexander Gusmorino 3rd : May 13, 1996 The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which spread to virtually all of the industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; however, the main cause for the Great Depression was the combination of the greatly unequal distribution

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • Causes Of The Great Depression

    Causes of The Great Depression The Great Depression was the worst economic slump ever in U.S. history, and one which spread to virtually all of the industrialized world. The depression began in late 1929 and lasted for about a decade. Many factors played a role in bringing about the depression; however, the main cause for the Great Depression was the combination of the greatly unequal distribution of wealth throughout the 1920's, and the extensive stock

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression was a period, which seemed to go out of control. The crashing of the stock markets left most Canadians unemployed and in debt, prairie farmers suffered immensely with the inability to produce valuable crops, and the Canadian Government and World War II became influential factors in the ending of the Great Depression. The 1920's meant prosperity for Canada. Canadians living in the 1920's were freer in values, less disciplined, and concerned with

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Janna
  • Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

    Triangle Shirtwaist Fire Near closing time on Saturday afternoon, March 25, 1911, in New York City a fire broke out on the top floors of the Asch Building in the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. One of the worst tragedies in American history it was know as the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire. It was a disaster that took the lives of 146 young immigrant workers. A fire that broke out in a cramped sweatshop that trapped many

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    Essay Length: 286 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Artur

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