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  • The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush

    The California Gold Rush In this world, there are many countries. Every country has its own people, culture, riches and its very own special history, yet every country has had its own citizens immigrating to the United States to seek the “American dream.” In 1848, the “American dream” was a reality for many in the form of the “gold rush.” I will further discuss the beginnings of the gold rush gold rush starting with its

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: regina
  • The Carillon on North America

    The Carillon on North America

    Introduction The carillon culture in North America officially starts in 1922. Before this time, there were already four instruments with a “carillon” status. Three of them could be played by mechanical devices and one was playable from a keyboard. Two automatic instruments cast by the French bell founder Bollйe were installed at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana (1856, 23 bells) and at St. Joseph’s Church in Buffalo, New York (1870, 43 bells). The

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: July
  • The Case of Dred and Harriet Scott

    The Case of Dred and Harriet Scott

    The Case of Dred and Harriet Scott In 1832, John Emerson worked at Jefferson Barracks as a surgeon. He really liked the job of a surgeon and looked for a permanent assignment at Fort Armstrong, Illinois. He traveled north with his only slave, Dred Scott. After they reached Illinois, Scott still worked for Emerson even though it was a free state. They then traveled to Wisconsin Territory where slavery was strictly banned. Scott met Harriet

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Cat from Memphis

    The Cat from Memphis

    The Cat from Memphis Elvis Presley enjoyed a long reign as the King of Rock N’ Roll. He succeeded in not only stealing the hearts of every teenage girl in America, but also in redefining pop culture. Not only did Elvis redefine the world of pop culture but he helped to create the genre of Rock-n-Roll. According to Horace Logan, a radio producer for the music show the Louisiana Hayride who helped to launch Elvis’s

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    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Steve
  • The Cause of the Civil War

    The Cause of the Civil War

    Will AP Essay Ever since its beginning, the debate over cause of the Civil War has created enormous controversy. To many people, the cause of this terrible conflict was the issue of slavery, and the failure of the North and South to solve this issue. To others, the war was caused by the North’s economic and political aggression towards the South. However, the war itself was caused by the failure of the democratic institution of

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Causes and Effects of the Great Depression

    The Causes and Effects of the Great Depression

    One of the most often identified causes of the Great Depression which haunted this country during the 1930s is the stock market crash of 1929. There is no arguing that the effects of this crash were devastating to both the economics and the morale of the American people. The stock market had fluctuated wildly during the year before the actual crash. Investors lost and gained in increments never before seen. These extreme profits and

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Causes of the "glorious" Revolution and Effects on the Colonies

    The Causes of the "glorious" Revolution and Effects on the Colonies

    The Glorious Revolution in 1688 was a climax of events starting with the puritan-based rule of Oliver Cromwell during the 1650’s. Finally escalating, with the rise of William III of Orange and Mary II to English Regency. The Glorious Revolution had immediate and long-term impacts on the English Colonies, especially, Massachusetts, New York, and Maryland. After a period of religious and civil war in the late 1640’s, Oliver Cromwell, leader of the Parliamentary and Puritan

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    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Top
  • The Causes of the American Revolutionary War

    The Causes of the American Revolutionary War

    The Causes of the American Revolution War An island ruling a continent. A war that gave birth to a new and free country. King George's taxes, neglect of the original 13 colonies, and England's mercantilism policy played a major part in the fire and anger of the English colonists in America that lead to the American Revolution of 1775 to 1783. King George III of Britain was a tyrant by the standards of James

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Edward
  • The Causes of the Civil War

    The Causes of the Civil War

    The Causes of the Civil War In the 1800’s there was much turmoil over the debate of slavery and whether it was inhumane or not. Slavery caused the nation to separate into 2 factions; the north, who believe in abolishing slavery and the south who thought that slavery was a “benign institution” as quoted by Ulrich B. Phillips. There is much debate whether slavery was the prominent cause of the Civil War. Contrary to popular

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: July
  • The Causes of the Great Depression

    The Causes of the Great Depression

    The Causes of the Great Depression The cause of the Great Depression has been debated for many years. The actual cause of the Great Depression is a multitude of factors, there was no single cause. Several reasons for the Great Depression were supply and demand, the banking system, wages of workers, success and failure of business, government policy, excessive speculation in the stock market and the unequal distribution of wealth between the rich and the

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    Submitted: March 27, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Cell Membrane in Cells

    The Cell Membrane in Cells

    This can be seen in living cells. The cell membrane in cells is semi-permeable and the vacuole contains a sugar/salt solution. So when a cell is placed in distilled water (high water concentration) water will move across the semi-permeable membrane into the cell (lower water concentration) by osmosis, making the cell swell. This cell is now referred to as turgid. If done with potato cells the cells would increase in length volume and mass

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Central Intelligence Agency (cia)

    The Central Intelligence Agency (cia)

    Frank Gordon CIA Essay The Central Intelligence Agency which is known now as the CIA. This organization started in the beginning of the cold war. The CIA is one of the U.S. foreign inteligency agencies, responsible for getting and analyzing information about foreign government, corporations, and individuals. The agency gathers political, economic, and military information about more than 150 nations and evaluates it for other U.S. government agencies. The CIA employs many foreign agents to

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    Submitted: April 28, 2015 By: Frank Gordon
  • The Challenger Explosion

    The Challenger Explosion

    The Challenger Explosion Even some sixteen years later I still remember the day and what I was doing when I heard that the space shuttle Challenger had exploded. I was five years old in 1986, attending elementary school and being a normal five year old. On Tuesday January 28, 1986 I was home sick from school being babysat by my grandmother because my parents were at work. I knew that day was important because we

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • The Changing Role of Printers and Newspapers from the Colonial Era to the American Revolution and Its Expansion into the Early 19th Century

    The Changing Role of Printers and Newspapers from the Colonial Era to the American Revolution and Its Expansion into the Early 19th Century

    The Changing Role of Printers and Newspapers from the colonial era to the American Revolution and its expansion into the early 19th century Nia Neal History of Mass Media December 16, 2015 Professor Ari Sclar Page 1 When tensions increased between England and the colonies, newspapers, which had once indiscriminately printed items regardless of the viewpoint they presented found that such "objectivity" was no longer possible. (The Press & the American Revolution. Bernard Bailyn and

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    Submitted: May 16, 2016 By: nneal17
  • The Chaparral Steel

    The Chaparral Steel

    Chaparral Steel differentiates itself from other minimills because of the various activities at which they excel and the relationship among these activities. Four central and interplaying activity themes were clear in the Chaparral Steel case and will be used to build our first framework. Before modeling the framework-related contributions of the Chaparral Steel case, we want to establish a baseline for our framework. The building blocks or foundation of the framework will be based

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    Submitted: May 1, 2011 By: JingyongSunn
  • The Charles River Bridge Case

    The Charles River Bridge Case

    Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge, 36 U.S. 420 (1837)[1], was a case heard by the United States Supreme Court under the leadership of Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. The case settled a dispute over the constitutional clause regarding obligation of contract. In 1785, the Charles River Bridge Company had been granted a charter to construct a bridge over the Charles River connecting Boston and Charleston. When the Commonwealth of Massachusetts sanctioned another company to

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Artur
  • The Cherokee Tribe

    The Cherokee Tribe

    The Native American tribe that originally lived in the southern Appalachian Mountains was the Cherokee. The life of the Cherokee before the Europeans arrived was supposedly a highly advanced civilization. The Cherokee were excellent farmers and homebuilders. Hunting was the men’s job, while the gathering of wild plant food was the women’s. In 1540, Hernando De Soto’s expedition was the first recorded contact with the Cherokee. The English colonists came into the lives of the

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Jon
  • The Chesapeake and New England Regions in the 1600s

    The Chesapeake and New England Regions in the 1600s

    A.P D.B.Q The Chesapeake and New England regions in the 1600s had some differences. They seemed like similar regions but in fact had many differences. By 1700 they evolved into two very distinct societies. The New England and Chesapeake region differed in development. The reasons are because, reasons of emigration, religion, economy. The New England and Chesapeake regions had two very different reasons why they wanted to emigrate to the New World. The fortune-seeking economists

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    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Chesapeake Region and New Englnad in 1700

    The Chesapeake Region and New Englnad in 1700

    The majority of people that had settled both the Chesapeake region and New England were English, but there were many reasons why each became their own distinct society. The people that settled in New England had different agendas than those that settled in the Chesapeake region. The different types of people that were settling into these two areas also had an effect on how the different societies were formed. Each region also had a different

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    Submitted: June 3, 2010 By: Top
  • The Chicago White Sox

    The Chicago White Sox

    CHICAGO -- The Chicago White Sox haven't hosted a championship celebration since World War I began, but on Thursday the team got a good taste of what Friday's party will look like. A parade-type atmosphere greeted the newly crowned World Series champs upon their return to Chicago at Midway International Airport. Gathered behind police barricades, a crowd of at least four to five people deep stretched for nearly four city blocks along 63rd Street to

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    Submitted: April 8, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Cilvil War

    The Cilvil War

    After the Constitution was adopted by all of the states in 1789, uniting the states into one nation, differences between the states had been worked out through compromises. By 1861, these differences between the northern states and the southern states had been so great that compromise would no longer work, and therefore by 1861, the worldЎЇs greatest nation was locked in a civil war. When blame is sought for the cause of the civil war,

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    Submitted: May 29, 2010 By: Mikki
  • The Citizenships Between Athens and Rome

    The Citizenships Between Athens and Rome

    The citizenships between Athens and Rome were completely different, yet had a lot of similarities at the same time. The Romans did not have strict ‘barriers’ with regards to citizenship. In the Athenian society people there enforced strict limitation to the extension of citizenship. The situation made the Romans build an empire. While the romans were building their empire they made sure they had trust with the people. However, this later became a challenge

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    Submitted: October 11, 2017 By: gabrielamarte29
  • The Civil Rights

    The Civil Rights

    The Civil Rights In the 1950´s and the early 1960´s the civil rights had become a critical issue for the blacks. Hundreds of people, both black and white were causing trouble on one another, trying to end segregation. Blacks faced many problems when it came to daily livings. They all were trying to get fair housing, let alone jobs. Many of these troublemakers were arrested, and others were beaten badly. Also when it came to

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    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Civil Rights Bill

    The Civil Rights Bill

    The Civil Rights Bill Years of sacrifice culminated in the passage of legislation of the 1964 Civil Rights Act. When the bill was introduced, there was a lengthy debate of its contents. Southern congressmen fought against the bill with every breath. However, the public mode was behind change, and change is what was received with the passage of this bill. The bill was the most significant piece of legislation to date, and it has had

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Mikki
  • The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights movement began after World War II because the U.S was condemning the Soviets for human rights violations all while the second-class status of African Americans began to around national conscience. Fighting for freedom against tyranny abroad, Americans had to face the fact that minorities were still denied freedom at home. African Americans were a badly disadvantaged group and still worked low paying jobs and faced social discrimination. In the South for example,

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement

    The Civil Rights Movement Aside from the Vietnam War the Civil Rights Movement and the Women’s Liberation Movement were two great catalysts for social protests in the sixties. After the Civil War many organizations were developed in order to promote peace, racial justice and equality in America; although this process was harsh and extremely slow. It was not until the 60s, after hundreds of years of effort, that racial equality was given attention. This attention

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    Submitted: December 25, 2009 By: Jon
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    Being a typical and traditional father has always been the role of every father. Every traditional father has a different attitude towards his son, they want their son to see life the rough way, be responsible, and have a very typical attitude towards life. In the story "Powder" written by Tobias Wolff the fathers thoughts are not traditional and typical, like most fathers. The father in the story wants his son to experience life in

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    Submitted: April 13, 2009 By: Janna
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    Several paralles can be drawn between I believe the majority of human beings are born with a clear sense of what is right and what is not right, ethically speaking. Now, assuming that we are all “born” with this sense, and that our ethical beliefs develop over time and with life experiences, I do not believe it would be appropriate for an organization to make attempts to alter a person’s ethical “make-up”. I also believe

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    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    Background The Fugitive Slave Act of 1793 was a Federal law which was written with the intention of enforcing a section of the United States Constitution that required the return of runaway slaves. It sought to force the authorities in free states to return fugitive slaves to their masters. In practice, however, the law was rarely enforced because the northern states were against slavery. The act protected property rights of white slave-owners while violating the

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    In the Civil War the North had many advantages over the South. The South was outnumbered, out supplied, and pushed into a corner using military tactics. Many things changed because of the Civil War. The military tactics used by the North changed how war was fought from then on. Many changes were made politically; some were only temporary, while others were permanent. After the war was over, the country was reunited and the image of

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Vika
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