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  • Al Capone - the Infamous Crime Lord

    Al Capone - the Infamous Crime Lord

    Al Capone the Infamous Crime Lord In the days of the early nineteen hundreds in the slums of New York, wealth was worshipped as if it was a religion. People in the slums who participated in immoral or illegal activities often gained this wealth. Young impressionable boys such as Capone often started out running legal errands for some extra cash. Many of these boys eventually became sucked in by the glamorous yet dangerous lifestyle of

    Essay Length: 2,617 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: David
  • Al Capone and Probation

    Al Capone and Probation

    Al Capone is the single greatest symbol of collapse of law and order in the United States during the Prohibition Era. The act of Prohibition brought power to Al Capone, which he used to expand his organized crime activities into a stranglehold over the city of Chicago. Liquor trade became very profitable during Prohibition, and the struggle for control over the bootleg empire erupted into a full-scale war between rival gangs in Chicago. Capone gradually

    Essay Length: 1,281 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Monika
  • Al Capone Essay

    Al Capone Essay

    The most notorious gangster in the history of the nation, Alphonse Capone, better known to most as Al Capone or Scarface, ran Chicago with blood and guns.Capone was born in Brooklyn in 1899 to two Italian immigrants. From the beginning, he never responded well to authority. He beat a female teacher while in his sixth grade year and left after the principal verbally chastised him for the incident. Facing a life of low paying jobs,

    Essay Length: 462 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: David
  • Al Copone

    Al Copone

    If Al Capone ran many illegal businesses including the lighting gamma prosecution murders. The remaining gains in the world of organized crime and Al Capone's that was on the top. Al Capone's the most famous gangster in the 1920 years. Being highly known revered if answer was a big business. Mine was made from past and very easily. Bootlegging alcohol was by far the most profitable in the 1920s it was because of the probation

    Essay Length: 501 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 7, 2016 By: tylerhark
  • Al Gore

    Al Gore

    1. Tony Blair 2. Conservative 3. David Cameron 4. Menzies Campbell 5. Liberal Democrat 6. a: Can the Prime Minster can meet with a broadly based cross party delegation from east born? b: Will the Prime Minister confirm that this week, the key part of the home information pact is being ditched? c: Why did minsters get it so wrong? d. An African American woman states if the Prime Minister can put safety first and

    Essay Length: 406 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • Al Gore

    Al Gore

    1. Tony Blair 2. Conservative 3. David Cameron 4. Menzies Campbell 5. Liberal Democrat 6. a: Can the Prime Minster can meet with a broadly based cross party delegation from east born? b: Will the Prime Minister confirm that this week, the key part of the home information pact is being ditched? c: Why did minsters get it so wrong? d. An African American woman states if the Prime Minister can put safety first and

    Essay Length: 419 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Steve
  • Al Gore and Nobel Prize

    Al Gore and Nobel Prize

    First of all: Al Gore eminently deserves the Nobel Peace prize. He deserves this highest of honors because as a communicator and as a leader, he has done a truly remarkable thing: Transformed the global warming issue, thereby making it much more likely to be solved, thereby potentially saving the world massive grief. In case you hadn't noticed, today it is pretty much a foregone conclusion that we are going to take serious action to

    Essay Length: 280 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 25, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Al Gore for President

    Al Gore for President

    Al Gore for President Al Gore, son of a former U.S. Senator of Tennessee and one of the first female lawyers to graduate from Vanderbilt Law School was born in Washington D.C. in Mach of 1948. In 1970 Al Gore married Mary Elizabeth Aitcheson (Tipper Gore); they have four children and two grandchildren. The Gores now reside in Nashville, Tennessee and own a small farm near Carthage, Tennessee. Currently Gore serves as President of the

    Essay Length: 465 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Monika
  • Al Smith: Irish Revolutionary

    Al Smith: Irish Revolutionary

    This movie is predominantly about the life of Al Smith Jr. It is about how he went from an 8th grade education and working at Folton Fish Market to the presidential election of 1928. Smith was born to Alfred Emanuel Smith and Catherine Mulvihill and initially grew up in the multiethnic Lower East Side of Manhattan, on Oliver Street, New York City, within sight of the Brooklyn Bridge which was then under construction. His four

    Essay Length: 653 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: Mike
  • Albert Achebe

    Albert Achebe

    Born on November 16th 1930, Albert Achebe is a novelist and a poet. His book Things Fall Apart received much attention throughout the African community and is one of the most famous books in African literature. Achebe incorporates the Igbo society’s traditions in many of his works. Folk stories, and lessons are taught through short stories and many children’s books. Achebe’s parents were both converts in the Protestant church Mission. Many of his mother’s teachings

    Essay Length: 448 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein Friend or Foe Albert Einstein is considered to be one of the greatest and most popular scientists of all time. Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1874.His name is associated with genius and is know is almost every household even thou his inventions and discoveries are not always fully understood. He was fortunate to have an excellent family with which he held a strong relationship. In 1894 Einstein's family moved

    Essay Length: 889 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Artur
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein

    My report will be about Albert Einstein and what his life was about. Also what kinds of theories he thought about. Albert Einstein lived between the years of (1879-1905). His life began when he was born in Prinstone, New Jersey in 1879, March 14. Albert Einstein was born with bright brown eyes, round cheeks, and a little bit of black hair. Albert Einstein started school when he was five years-old. Albert Einstein was Jewish, but

    Essay Length: 899 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Mike
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein

    Introduction Albert’s Early Years Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on Mar. 14, 1879. Einstein's parents, who were non-practicing Jews, moved from Ulm to Munich when Einstein was an infant. The family business was the manufacture of electrical parts. When the business failed, in 1894, the family moved to Milan, Italy. At this time Einstein decided officially to relinquish his German citizenship. Within a year, still without having completed secondary school, Einstein failed an examination

    Essay Length: 2,023 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein

    Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientists of all time. He was was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Wьrttemberg,Germany.When Einstein was five his father showed him a pocket compass. Little Einstein was overwhelmed by the behavior of the compass's needle. Einsstein attended public school in Munich and in Auru, Switzerland. He then studied mathematics and physics at the Swiss Polytechnic Institute in Zurich, graduating in 1900. From 1902 until 1909 he worked

    Essay Length: 414 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Monika
  • Albert Kennedy

    Albert Kennedy

    Albert Kennedy is a true Canadian hero. He is a man who should be remembered forever for his bravery and courage during World War One battles. Albert was born in Quaterland, Straid Co. Antrim, Ireland on February 4th, 1893. He was married to a young woman, Elizabeth, and together the young couple had a baby boy. Albert was working as a clerk in post office station �A’ prior to shipping off to war. They were

    Essay Length: 418 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 13, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Alcatraz


    About a mile off the coast of California, you can see a little island known as the island of Alcatraz. In 1775, a Spanish explorer by the name of Juan Manuel De Ayala, stumbled upon the island, and nicknamed it “Island of the Pelicans” Alcatraz is not a large island, but it held many important purposes, and many prisoners throughout history since its prison debut during the civil war. After its discovery, the island

    Essay Length: 2,127 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: May 4, 2017 By: MReader
  • Alcatraz Is Not an Island

    Alcatraz Is Not an Island

    After centuries of the United States Government ignoring and mistreating the Indigenous people of this land, the Alcatraz occupation in 1969 led by righteous college students, became the longest Indian occupation of federal ground in the history of the United States and a landmark for Indian self-determination. The documentary, Alcatraz is Not an Island, describes the occupation that made Alcatraz a symbol for Indigenous people as motivation to stand up against the cruelty that they

    Essay Length: 722 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: David
  • Alcoholism


    1. Reconstruction took place from ____________ to ______________. 2. According to Lincoln’s plan a state could come back into the Union if _______ % of the qualified voters took the oath of allegiance and formed a state government abolishing slavery. 3. Five days following the end of the Civil War, __________ _________ ___________ shot and killed President Lincoln. 4. President Andrew Johnson followed Lincoln. Under his plan all the southern states came back into the

    Essay Length: 1,051 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Jon
  • Alcoholism in the Us

    Alcoholism in the Us

    Our Nation has faced problems with alcohol since before the Civil War. Movements trying to ban the consumption of alcohol died down as more pressing problems built up to the Civil War. After the war was over a growing women’s movement started to focus on banning alcohol to protect families and their everyday lives. The women gained support from a lot of protestant churches, which helped launch their campaign in the 1880’s. Some states

    Essay Length: 969 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: regina
  • Aldrich Ames

    Aldrich Ames

    Aldrich Ames was one of the biggest backstabbers in history. Ames turned his back to our country and because of him 24 Americans were shamelessly slaughtered in Russia. Aldrich had a way with words, and was an excellent reader. However, that doesn’t change the horrible things he did to this country. He was an embarrassment to the CIA and a traitor. “Rick’s” mother, Rachel, was a high school teacher, and Rick was among the wittiest

    Essay Length: 499 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: Vika
  • Alex Bell

    Alex Bell

    The importance of Alexander Graham Bell on today’s society is visible, or rather audible, every day and everywhere. First and foremost, Alexander Graham Bell was a prolific teacher of the deaf. This is what he considered to be his true life’s work, but only one of the many important things he did. Through his research of speech and sound, and his creative mind, he would become one of the most influential inventors in modern history.

    Essay Length: 1,705 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Bred
  • Alex Haley: Roots

    Alex Haley: Roots

    Alex Haley: Roots Contents Page Contents 2 1. Introduction 3 2. Alex Haley: Roots 4 3. Dialogue between Kunta and his father 5 4. Kunta’s thoughts 7 5. Summary 8 Omoro said that three groups of people lived in a village. First were those you could see – walking around, eating, sleeping, and working. Second were the ancestors, whom Grandma Yaisa had now joined. “And the third people – who are they?” asked Kunta. “The

    Essay Length: 2,121 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Edward
  • Alexander Fleming

    Alexander Fleming

    Back In 1895 Hericourt and Richet described the first trials in which cancer cells were injected into animals to raise an antiserum for treating the patient. None of them were cured, but they showed significant improvements in their symptoms. During the early 1900's many workers repeated these trials, but found nothing, leading to the conclusion in 1929 that nothing will work. It was discovered that an antiserum contains a mixture of many different antibodies,

    Essay Length: 511 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Max
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton (1755-1804) The solid reputation of Alexander Hamilton places him among but a handful of figures in the history of America. No single figure was ever a stronger advocate of our Constitution; and only a few people have made a comparable contribution to the substance of American government. Because of his fame, few Americans have been as widely controversial as Hamilton. To this day, his importance remains unsurpassed in the areas of sharp finance,

    Essay Length: 908 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Vika
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton Alexander Hamilton signed the constitution and was a delegate from New York. He went to King’s college that was renamed to Columbia in New York. He was a good student and took his studies very seriously. When the revolt against the British began, his schoolwork was intensely disrupted. He publicly defended the Boston Tea Party. He wrote three pamphlets in the year 1774-1775. These pamphlets attacked British policies and supported the Continental Congress’s

    Essay Length: 387 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: July
  • Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton

    Alexander Hamilton is one of our greatest Founding Fathers. He has helped America grow into the great nation it is today. Alexander Hamilton was born on a small island in the Caribbean called Nevis, in the British West Indies, in 1755. Alexander Hamilton was the second son of an unsuccessful Scottish merchant, James Hamilton. Alexander’s mother, Rachel Fawcette Levian, was the daughter of a French Huguenot physician and planter. In 1765, the Hamiltons left Nevis

    Essay Length: 420 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: July
  • Alexander Hamilton - Shaping Our Nation

    Alexander Hamilton During America’s economic turmoil, Alexander Hamilton’s federalist approach towards shaping our nation had a tremendous effect on the American economy. He preserved the chaotic, post-war economy by following a financial plan that consisted of creating a national bank, establishing public credit, and developing a mercantilist economic policy. His ideologies lead to a more stable and centralized government in which America could thrive during its infancy. Under the circumstances that America had just

    Essay Length: 6,040 Words / 25 Pages
    Submitted: July 15, 2018 By: angelppppp
  • Alexander Hamilton Article Summary

    Alexander Hamilton Article Summary

    Rarely does a single person stand out as much when solving a problem as Alexander Hamilton did after being appointed Secretary of Treasury on the late 1700s. Our country had a great deal of problems with national debt after the Revolutionary War, Hamilton created one of the best financial foundations ideas for our economy, that could bring us to a great economic power at the nation’s early stages of development. His economic ideas were centered

    Essay Length: 596 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Alexander Hamilton: The Other Side of The Revolution

    Alexander Hamilton: The Other Side of The Revolution

    Alexander Hamilton: The Other Side of the Revolution Often when one thinks of the American Revolution or the American Enlightenment, the philosophies and contributions of men like Thomas Jefferson and Benjamin Franklin are taken into consideration. Indeed they were great thinkers and very pivotal figures in our country’s liberation from Great Britain, however more people played a role in accomplishing this great task. America’s founding fathers consisted of several of men, all of whom contributed

    Essay Length: 3,938 Words / 16 Pages
    Submitted: April 10, 2010 By: Yan
  • Alexander Hamilton: Triumph and Tragedies

    Alexander Hamilton: Triumph and Tragedies

    Alexander Hamilton: Triumphs and Tragedies By Matt Flood To die a tragic death by the hand of another man- to carve ones way through destiny and shape one's future from the humblest of beginnings- to forge a legacy by a medium only those heralded as our countries "Forefathers" have per chanced to meddle with- these are the makings and the foundations for which great men and the dreams of our country rely upon. Everyone

    Essay Length: 3,995 Words / 16 Pages
    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Jon

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