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  • Alexander Hamilton’s Plan

    Alexander Hamilton’s Plan

    Alexander Hamilton’s Plan In the 1790s, the most important problems facing the newly formed American government were concerning the large debt as a result of the war for independence. As a result of the revolution, the federal government had acquired a debt of almost $54 million including interest. The states owed another $25 million. Paper money issued under the Articles of Confederation was nearly worthless. The person chosen to help resolve these problems was Treasury

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Jon
  • Alexander Martin

    Alexander Martin

    Alexander Martin (1740 -- 10 November 1807) was the Federalist governor of the U.S. state of North Carolina from 1782 to 1784 and from 1789 to 1792. Martin was born in Hunterdon County, New Jersey and attended the College of New Jersey (later Princeton University), graduating with an B.A. degree in 1756 and an M.A. in 1759. He moved to North Carolina around 1761 and became a practicing attorney in Guilford County. In 1774, Martin

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    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • Alexander Pope

    Alexander Pope

    Study Questions on Pope “The Rape of The Lock” 1.) Pope reviesed this poem several times. Clarissa’s speech (lines 9-34 Canto 5) was added in 1717. What, in your view, is the effect of this addition? Significant or not? An improvement or not? Explain. The Rape of the Lock's underlying subject is disintegration and flux. Matter constantly changes shape. Nothing remains stable for very long. The sylphs were themselves once human beings: as Ariel tells

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Mike
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great and His Achievements Alexander the Great was the king of Macedon. Alexander of Macedon, or ancient Mecadonia, deserves to be called the Great. Alexander the Great was considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He was an excellent king, general, and conqueror. During his thirteen-year rule he conquered almost all the then known world and gave a new direction to history. He had established an empire after he died.

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: regina
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great and His Achievements Alexander the Great was the king of Macedon. Alexander of Macedon, or ancient Mecadonia, deserves to be called the Great. Alexander the Great was considered one of the greatest military geniuses of all times. He was an excellent king, general, and conqueror. During his thirteen-year rule he conquered almost all the then known world and gave a new direction to history. He had established an empire after he died.

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Gladiator Gladiatorial events were a token of the Roman civilization. A brutal form of sacrifice adapted from the earlier civilization of Etruscans, who believed when a person dies, his spirit relies on a blood sacrifice to survive in the afterlife. The first event to take place in Rome was in 264 BC, when Decimus Brutus held a sacrifice to honor is dead father (Roman Gladiator). Soon after these events became an undeniable part of the

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Alexis De Tocqueville's Influence

    Alexis De Tocqueville's Influence

    Alexis de Tocqueville’s Influence Alexis de Tocqueville’s observation of the American prison system brought out several interesting facts about America and how it governs itself. He talks of the danger of greed for money, the importance of forming associations, and the power of influence in town government. Although many of his observations have since changed, many of them bring about legitimate points about American government and society. In de Tocqueville’s book Democracy in America, he

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    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • Algonquians and Iroquoians: Farmers of the Woodlands

    Algonquians and Iroquoians: Farmers of the Woodlands

    This essay written by Peter Nabokov and Dean Snow, illustrates how these two groups of Native American tribes, the Algonquians and Iroquoians, developed an effective and rich society based on taking advantages of the natural resources, and coexisting together as a complex cultural mosaic before European settlement. First, the authors make mention of the tribe Algonquian (colloquially known as Wabanakis), semi-nomads whose subsistence means were mainly hunting and fishing. This society was composed of small

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Victor
  • Alibaba.Com Analysis

    Alibaba.Com Analysis

    Washington Post foreign correspondent Kevin Sullivan will be online Friday, Feb. 29, at 11 a.m. ET from London to discuss the young royal's deployment and the behind-the-scenes maneuvering to keep the story from being reported. His presence there had been kept secret from the public in a remarkable deal between the British military and media. But the secret was revealed in two little-noticed articles in an Australian tabloid magazine, and then blasted into the global

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts

    In the late 1780's to the 1790's there were many different controversial topics, in the United States, including both domestic and foreign policies. American’s reactions were heightened due to the fighting between political parties and sense of distrust with other nations. This time of instability and turbulence set the stage for the passing of the Alien and Sedition Acts. In order to understand all of these events, the basis of the two political parties that

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Wendy
  • All It Takes Is one

    All It Takes Is one

    “ All It Takes Is One” “The Abu Ghraib Prison Scandal: Sources of Sadism” written by Marianne Szegedy Maszak, is an article surrounding the comments that President Bush made regarding the actions taken by American Military guards towards Iraqi detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison. In Baghdad, military investigator found a disk in a coat containing various photograph of the incidents. In 2004 criminal charges for not following the Geneva Convention had been presented against

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    Submitted: February 22, 2010 By: Mikki
  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    Kantorek would say We stood on the threshold of life And so it would seem We had as yet taken no root The war swept us away For the others, the older men, It is but an interruption, they are able to think beyond it We, however, have been gripped by it And do not know what the end may be We know only That in some strange and melancholy way We have become a

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Artur
  • All Quiet on the Western Front

    All Quiet on the Western Front

    Paul Baumer is the protagonist in All Quiet on the Western Front written by Erich Maria Remarque. Paul changes his values throughout the novel as a result of having to adapt in order to survive. As Baumer struggles to survive the war, he transforms as shown by his thoughts, actions, and the conversations that he contributes in. One way that Paul changes is that his patriotism towards his country about war decreases. Paul is

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Top
  • All Quite on the Western Front Vs Vietnaum

    All Quite on the Western Front Vs Vietnaum

    WW1 Vs. Vietnam The novel All Quite On The Western Front written by Author Remarque has it similarities to the movie based in Vietnam Platoon. One big similarity is the theme of what war can do to a man as well as comradeship. The biggest difference between the two are the time periods platoon is based in Vietnam during the Vietnam war in nineteen-sixty-eight and All Quite on the Western front is based in nineteen

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    Submitted: April 21, 2010 By: Andrew
  • All the President's Men

    All the President's Men

    All the president's men By: Nancy Richard Nixon's first term as president was always be connected with the Watergate scandal and the President investigations. This scandal has been etched in the minds of millions and is still being recalled today when faced with the present day scandal of our current President. In the book, All the President's Men, written by Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, they recount, illustrate, and analyze this period of time and

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    Submitted: April 13, 2009 By: Janna
  • Alliances During World War 1

    Alliances During World War 1

    Alliances During World War 1 Although there were many underlying reasons for the European nations to break out in war, the early days of the fighting between Serbia and Austria caused the expansion of the war, along with the alliances which failed to remain peace and actually contributed to the war. Also, the possibility of remaining neutral and prepared is always another alternative, rather than forming allies that may require the nation to enter

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    Submitted: March 18, 2010 By: Mike
  • Almost 200 Years Later & Still No Change

    Almost 200 Years Later & Still No Change

    Almost 200 Years Later And Still No Change A lot of surprising and predictable occurrences have taken place in the history of the United States of America in trying to select a president. Some occurrences were more significant than others, but all were equally important in forming the great country that exists today. When looking back at history whether it was more recent than others, the past elections have all had something in common, the

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Jon
  • Almos’ a Man

    Almos’ a Man

    In the mid-1930s Richard Wright drafted an early version of ‘‘The Man Who Was Almost a Man’’ as a chapter in a novel about the childhood and adolescence of a black boxer entitled Tarbaby’s Dawn. Wright never finished the novel, but in 1940 the story appeared in Harper’s Bazaar under the title ‘‘Almos’ a Man.’’ in a collection of short stories entitled Eight Men. a sensitive look at racial oppression. The first African-American author to

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Alphonse Capone

    Alphonse Capone

    At January 25 1919, the League of Nation was founded. It was an international organization founded after WWI with its constitution being approved by the Paris Peace Conference. The League's goals included disarmament, preventing war through collective security, settling disputes between countries through negotiation and diplomacy *blah blah blah* and so on. This topic will fit perfectly in what we are studying right now, I am not going to talk about it because it is

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Vika
  • Alternate Energy Sources

    Alternate Energy Sources

    Fossil Fuels Becoming Extinct Specific purpose: I will inform my audience of how alternate energy sources help protect the environment, different types of energy sources, and the most plausible alternate energy to be used in the future. Central idea: Alternate Energy sources are being developed to address not only the global effect of fossil fuels on the environment but the ever decreasing quantity of fossil fuels as well. INTRODUCTION I. Imagine you are on

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    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Max
  • Although New England and the Chesapeake Region Were Both Settled by People of English Origin, by 1700 the Regions Had Evolved into Two Distinct Societies. Why Did This Difference in Development Occur?

    Although New England and the Chesapeake Region Were Both Settled by People of English Origin, by 1700 the Regions Had Evolved into Two Distinct Societies. Why Did This Difference in Development Occur?

    Many colonists, as British subjects, contributed to the war effort in 1755, against the French. During that time, the colonists came into contact with the British; however, the colonists had no respect or compassion for those arrogant men. Though it was unsuccessful, the idea of the Albany Congress left an impression on the history of America, becoming evident after the Revolutionary War. Specifically, Benjamin Franklin, an active member in the fight for liberty, proposed the

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    Submitted: May 1, 2010 By: Vika
  • Although New England and the Chesapeake Region Were Both Settles Largely by People of English Origin, by 1700 the Regions Had Evolved into Two Distinct Societies. Why Did This Development Occur?

    Although New England and the Chesapeake Region Were Both Settles Largely by People of English Origin, by 1700 the Regions Had Evolved into Two Distinct Societies. Why Did This Development Occur?

    Although the New England and Chesapeake regions were settled by basically English, each region was clearly different than the other. This could have happened for many reasons, but difference in how the families were structured and the effect of religion on each region were probably two very big influences on the different developments of the societies. In New England, people who immigrated there came mostly in the form of families. In 1635, “Ship’s List of

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Monika
  • Although the U.S.A Went into Vietnam with the Best of Intentions, the Conflict Went Horribly Wrong

    Although the U.S.A Went into Vietnam with the Best of Intentions, the Conflict Went Horribly Wrong

    ‘Although the U.S.A went into Vietnam with the best of intentions, the conflict went horribly wrong.’ The Vietnam War was a conflict, which the United States involved itself in unnecessarily and ultimately lost. The basis of the conflict was simple enough: Communism vs. Capitalism, yet the conduct of the Vietnam War was complex and strategic, and brought repercussions which had never been seen before. The struggle between North and South had an almost inevitable outcome,

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Max
  • Altruism

    Altruism

    “Why did the Marine fall on the grenade?” Altruism is defined as a selfless concern for the welfare of others. Altruism can be distinguished from a feeling of loyalty or duty. It focuses on a motivation to help others or to want to do a good deed without a reward, while duty mainly focuses on a moral obligation towards a specific individual, a specific organization, or an abstract concept. People act in an altruistic way

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    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Amelia Earhart

    Amelia Earhart

    Intro/Description Did you know who made nineteen accomplishments before she went missing…? That amazing woman is Amelia Mary Earhart. Amelia was an author who wrote best-selling books and a women’s clothes designer whose clothes were sold in fancy department stores. She was also a generous social worker that flew over Boston to distribute flyers for a fundraiser and a determined feminist that swore never to rely on a man. But mainly she was an American

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    Submitted: June 20, 2017 By: Ayano
  • Amendments

    Amendments

    Bill of Rights Amendment I Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Amendment II A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms,

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Amercian History - the Declaration of Independence

    Amercian History - the Declaration of Independence

    Bagwell 1 Kevin Bagwell Mrs. Topper History September 25, 2015 The Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson was one of the few men who wrote the Declaration of Independence. He wrote a rough draught of the document; which was revised by members of the committee. Now, Jefferson got most of his ideas from John Locke’s Political Theory; the theory that state should be guided by natural law. In Locke’s theory, he had the idea that people

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    Submitted: December 1, 2015 By: kevinkbibs
  • Amercian History - the Early Colonies

    Amercian History - the Early Colonies

    Bagwell 1 Kevin Bagwell Mrs. Topper History 2 September 2015 The Early Colonies The similarities between the two colonies are that they were each settlements of the English. Both English colonies had their own version of Christianity. Also, each colony suffered deeply from lack of food from weather conditions or problems caused by weather. Besides food, the Natives gave the colonies much trouble which led to a lot of deaths among the English settlements. Finally,

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    Submitted: November 30, 2015 By: kevinkbibs
  • America

    America

    In a nation established by peoples of differing languages, ethnicities, and religions, Americans find unity in the democratic principles of the founding fathers; principles that united the thirteen colonies after the American Revolution and continue to unite Americans during such crises as the attacks of September 11th. Fundamental doctrines associated with the Constitution are familiar to average Americans even today, two hundred years after its ratification. For example, Americans widely believe that governmental "checks and

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: Andrew
  • America

    America

    America in the mid-18th century was a land of turmoil. This country had just been created and was dealing with birthing pains. America in this time was not a land of social and economic liberties because the people had not yet learnt how to deal with the various liberties. It was however a land of religious freedom. America was a baby learning to move it limbs and making mistakes every now and then. America

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    Submitted: March 5, 2010 By: July
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