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  • The Crucible

    The Crucible

    This play is considered as “a study of human motivation.” But what really motivated these people to do the things they did? In a theocratic society of secrets, grudges, and lies, there was no outlet nor escape for their hidden desires or anger. The children and the court of Salem focused their anger, grudges and superstition on communion with the devil, the only thing explainable in a devout society. The townsfolk realized that the only

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    Submitted: January 3, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Crucible

    The Crucible

    “She made me do it, She made Betty do it,” yells Abigail when she was accused of conjuring spirits with Tituba in The Crucible. Telling the truth is very hard for younger children, even if what they did wasn’t a big deal. Abigail blames Tituba, of conjuring spirits in the woods with her and other girls. I have had experiences like theirs were I am blamed or blamed someone else What would you do if

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: July
  • The Crucible – the Main Character of John Proctor

    The Crucible – the Main Character of John Proctor

    In the novel The Crucible, author Arthur Miller uses varying degrees of goodness and evil to control the flow of the story while showcasing a Puritan town's superstitions and fear of the devil to justify the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. The central character in Salem is John Proctor, an outspoken, successful, and well-respected farmer who chooses to maintain a certain distance from the church. Religious at heart, this man who has sinned, openly condemns

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis took place on October 16, 1962 and lasted for thirteen days. It involved the Soviet Union and the United States. Both countries during that time were trying to get a nuclear advantage. The United States got Turkey as an ally and location for nuclear missile to be hypnotically launched on the Soviet Union. To counter act this, the Soviet Union shipped mid-range ballistic missiles to Cuba. On October 14 a U2

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    Submitted: January 13, 2010 By: July
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

    The Cuban Missile Crisis

    Cuban Missile Crisis John F. Kennedy's greatest triumph as President of the United States came in 1962, as the world's two largest superpowers, the Soviet Union and the United States, edged closer and closer to nuclear war. The Soviet premier of Russia was caught arming Fidel Castro with nuclear weapons. The confrontation left the world in fear for thirteen long days, with the life of the world on the line. In 1962, Nikita Khrushchev,

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    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet Diplomacy and United States Aggression

    The Cuban Missile Crisis - Soviet Diplomacy and United States Aggression

    The Cuban Missile Crisis: Soviet Diplomacy and United States Aggression The Cuban missile crisis brings to mind visions of a great triumph over the Soviet Union and the defusing of an all-out nuclear war. However, this “crisis” was not so much the product of true Soviet advances towards war as much as it was a series of misinterpretations and miscommunications between the United States and Soviet governments that culminated in excessive aggression by the U.S.

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    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 18-29, 1962

    The Cuban Missile Crisis, October 18-29, 1962

    On October 22, 1962, President John F. Kennedy was informed that the Soviet Union had secret plans to build missile bases in Cuba, which is 90 miles south of Florida. Kennedy wanted to take the least dangerous approach to this problem and decided to demand from Russian Premier Nikitas Khrushchev to remove all missile bases and dangerous weapons from Cuba. Kennedy also ordered a naval blockade in Cuba to all Russian ships. In response to

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    Submitted: February 12, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Culture of the Cold War

    The main purpose in “The Culture of the Cold War” by Stephen J. Whitfield is to explain the impact that the United States government’s anti-communistic efforts had on our culture. These efforts impacted music, literature, politics and even education. Whitfield seems to be questioning the loss of liberties that came from these anti-communistic. The most important information shared by Whitfield is that in an attempt to control and prevent the communism at home, the US

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    Submitted: November 24, 2014 By: Erica Scott
  • The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code

    is a story about a book and the book. is very very very good. i need more words so im just going to keep on typing. do u think this is a good book? why am i writting this crap on this thing i know nothing about the da vinci code is the report i need.is a story about a book and the book. is very very very good. i need more words so im

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Jon
  • The Da Vinci Code

    The Da Vinci Code

    Fantasia is remarkably crafted masterpiece and is one of the most unique videos in Disney History. The intense music and intriguing animation makes this film extremely interesting. The movements of the characters are fascinatingly coordinated with the sounds of the music. As you watch the film, every act is put together to perfection. The imaginable variety of animation and mysterious music is boldly noticeable. The scenes in this film can be analyzed in many

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Daily Life in a Civil War Camp

    The Daily Life in a Civil War Camp

    Officers in the field lived much better than enlisted men. They generally assigned one or two officers to a tent. Since they provided their own personal gear, items varied greatly and reflected individual taste. Each junior officer was allowed one trunk of personal belongings that was carried in one of the baggage wagons. Higher-ranking officers were allowed more baggage. Unlike infantrymen, who slept and sat on whatever nature provided, officers sometimes had the luxury

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Dark Side of Nowhere

    The Dark Side of Nowhere

    The Dark Side of Nowhere Vocabulary words and definition 1. Disceptation--Controversy; disputation; discussion 2. Intuitive--obtained through intuition rather than from reasoning or observation 3. Chelation--the process of removing a heavy metal from the bloodstream by means of a chelate as in treating lead or mercury poisoning 4. Resonate--To evoke a feeling of shared emotion or belief; to correspond closely or harmoniously 5. Guise--Outward appearance or aspect; semblance; false appearance; pretense 6. Contemptuously-- without respect;

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Day He Revelaed His Dream

    The Day He Revelaed His Dream

    ““I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal’” (King Jr.). Martin Luther King Jr. protested his dreams to the world through this famous speech on August 28, 1963. His most famous speech was called, “I Have a Dream.” The motive for him giving this speech was to protest the

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    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Day of Defeat

    The Day of Defeat

    The Day of Defeat Operation Overlord, more commonly known as D-day, took place on June sixth, 1944; though, it was not originally planned to happen when it did. In August 1943, “President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, meeting in Quebec, Casablanca, or at Yalta with Stalin, would approve or disapprove these plans. One of the first decisions to be made was the agreement to defeat Germany first and fight

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Decade of Trial and Error

    The Decade of Trial and Error

    Melissa Reyes Victor Chavez History 101 May 16, 2008 The Decade of Trial and Error Ever wonder what decade may be the finest to live in? Most would agree and say the fifties generation. The generation of no worries, conformity, providing husbands, new technology, and complete families were the fifties, and those were the days. Author Terry Anderson describes it the fifties were “The Happy Days.” In his book, The Sixties, Anderson illustrates the solid

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

    The Decision to Drop the Atomic Bomb

    President Truman’s decision to drop the atomic bomb on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were the direct cause for the end of World War II in the Pacific. The United States felt it was necessary to drop the atomic bombs on these two cities or it would suffer more casualties. Not only could the lives of many soldiers have been taken, but possibly the lives of many innocent Americans. The United States will always

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Kevin
  • The Decision to Drop the Bomb

    The Decision to Drop the Bomb

    The Decision to Drop the Bomb The decision made by the United States to develop and deploy the first nuclear bombs on the Japanese mainland in 1945 has been one of the most hotly debated issues of the latter part of the twentieth century. But to fully understand the situation, one needs to look back several years to the beginning of World War II. During the 1930’s some European countries began to reject democracy and

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    Submitted: December 4, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence was an article that addresses the world that America is not under the authority of the British anymore and is now a free state. They state that the king was using his authority for his personal gain and he was mistreating the citizen of America. Most of the article talks about what exactly the king did to mistreat his power. In the article they state how they

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    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence For the past 200 years, the American people have celebrated the Forth of July as Independence Day. The Declaration of Independence is the core behind July fourth and it is considered by many the most important document in our American history. The Declaration of Independence unified the colonies of America in a total effort for freedom from Britain in July 1776. The Declaration of Independence was formally written by Thomas Jefferson

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    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence is perhaps the most masterfully written state paper of Western civilization. As Moses Coit Tyler noted almost a century ago, no assessment of it can be complete without taking into account its extraordinary merits as a work of political prose style. Although many scholars have recognized those merits, there are surprisingly few sustained studies of the stylistic artistry of the Declaration.(1) This essay seeks to illuminate that artistry by probing the

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence While writing the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson foresaw the potential for immense transformations for the United States. He envisioned a country separate from the dictatorial English rule. “The Declaration embodied many of the ideas that separated the colonies from England and thus began the process of creating a new country out of the fray.” (Unknown, p.2) However, creating a new country was no easy task. Many ideas that were presented

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence

    -The Declaration of independence was a great successful document written by Thomas Jefferson a great idealist and a man from the age of enlightment, he was a great writer and was the one chosen to write the declaration of independence, he wrote it with a lot of thought about how people’s emotions would be, how they would react, and how it would work all to their advantage, and with very rhetoric language he wrote this

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence

    “The Declaration of Independence” is a document in which the colonies in North America under the rule of Great Britain declared themselves independent and explained their justifications for doing so. It was an important document in U.S. history, which leads to the independence of the United States on July 4th ,1776. We were presented with both the draft and the final document in this essay. The author Thomas Jefferson in this document explains the unjustified

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    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration of Independence

    The Declaration Of Independence The Declaration of Independence includes four parts. The first part is the Preamble, which explains why the Continental Congress drew up the Declaration. They felt their reason should be explained to England. The Purpose of Government is to Protect Basic Rights This section is about the basic unalienable rights that every human should have life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are some of the rights that are talked about in

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    Submitted: April 30, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Deep Dark Secret of Dyslogia

    The Deep Dark Secret of Dyslogia

    THE DEEP DARK SECRET OF DYSLOGIA No two ways about it, the famous editor was fried. Doing too much phone had finally done in his brain. No big thing normally, but his reader was sick this week, and his famous author had to have an answer, but ye gads, he couldn't read his meal ticket's writing anymore! Matter of fact, he couldn't read the letter he got from his mother the week before, or the

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Design and Making of Stonehenge and of the Parthenon; Similarities and Differences

    The Design and Making of Stonehenge and of the Parthenon; Similarities and Differences

    THE DESIGN AND MAKING OF STONEHENGE AND OF THE PARTHENON The Design and Making of Stonehenge and of the Parthenon; Similarities and Differences Name Name of School The Parthenon is a glorious temple on the Acropolis of Athens. It was constructed between 447 and 432 BCE. It was committed to the city’s major god Athena. The place of worship was built to accommodate the new cult sculpture of the goddess by Pheidias and to proclaim

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    Submitted: January 23, 2016 By: faztech
  • The Development of Christianity in America

    The Development of Christianity in America

    As Christianity spread through the Western world, it rarely followed a linear path: different pockets of faith and doctrine were developed by a variety of peoples in an even greater variety of locales. Nowhere is this more evident than in Roman Britain and the era of Anglo-Saxon migrations. In five centuries, English religious culture transformed from one of pagan worship to that of leadership in the Christian world. Controversies included more than merely pagan-Christian dynamics;

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Development of Slavery in America

    The Development of Slavery in America

    Slavery was the main resource used in the Chesapeake tobacco plantations. The conditions in the Chesapeake region were difficult, which lead to malnutrition, disease, and even death. Slaves were a cheap and an abundant resource, which could be easily replaced at any time. The Chesapeake region's tobacco industries grew and flourished on the intolerable and inhumane acts of slavery. Chesapeake colonies of Virginia and Maryland were settled in the early 17th century. It was a

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Development of Slavery in America

    The Development of Slavery in America

    Slavery was the main resource used in the Chesapeake tobacco plantations. The conditions in the Chesapeake region were difficult, which lead to malnutrition, disease, and even death. Slaves were a cheap and an abundant resource, which could be easily replaced at any time. The Chesapeake region’s tobacco industries grew and flourished on the intolerable and inhumane acts of slavery. Chesapeake colonies of Virginia and Maryland were settled in the early 17th century. It was a

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    Essay Length: 1,272 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Fatih
  • The Development of the Politics of Northern in 1815 till 1840

    The Development of the Politics of Northern in 1815 till 1840

    The development of the politics of Northern in 1815 till 1840. During this time, Northeast was the most densely populated region and was more urbanized and industrialized. In 1820, for the first time in U.S., the urban population started to increase at a faster rate compared to the population in rural areas. Expanding commerce has also brought more impersonal economic relations. Economic opportunities had also stimulate migration, mostly were skilled artisan. Besides, it also attracted

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    Essay Length: 429 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Fatih
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