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  • The Differences of the ’50’s and the ’90’s

    The Differences of the ’50’s and the ’90’s

    During the fifties, to be the norm in society was to be the norm. To be the same was to be what every one else was being. Doing what every one else was doing was what was supposed to be what was being done. Did you catch all that? And then here we are in the nineties. In the nineties, to be the norm in society in to not be the norm. To be the

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Discovery (space Shuttle)

    The Discovery (space Shuttle)

    Discovery, the third orbiter to become operational at Kennedy Space Center, was named after one of two ships that were used by the British explorer James Cook in the 1770s during voyages in the South Pacific that led to the discovery of the Hawaiian Islands. Famous ships have carried the name Discovery, including one used by Henry Hudson to explore Hudson Bay in Canada as well as search for what was hoped to be the

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Distinct Differences of New England and Chesapeake

    The Distinct Differences of New England and Chesapeake

    George Sotereanos DBQ 09/15/06 Unit 1 The Distinct Differences of New England and Chesapeake By the year 1700, the New England and the Chesapeake regions were both settled largely by people of English origin, although the regions had evolved in two distinct societies. The people who made the epic voyage to the new world came here for many different reasons. They wanted to lead the lives they wanted. Some were poor and needed money and

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    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Diversity Myth

    The Diversity Myth

    The idea that "diversity" is one of the country's great strengths is now so firmly rooted that virtually anyone can evoke it, praise it, and wallow in it without fear of contradiction. It has become one of the great unassailably American ideas, like democracy, patriotism, the family, or Martin Luther King. The President of the United States glories in diversity. In May, 1995, in a message recognizing the Mexican holiday, Cinco de Mayo, William Clinton

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Mikki
  • The Divine Dramatist

    The Divine Dramatist

    The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism by Harry Stout Part 1: The Author Harry S. Stout is the Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Christianity and Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University, and is also an author. He received his B.A. from Calvin College, M.A. from Kent State University, and Ph.D. from Kent State University. Professor Stout is the author of several books, including The New England Soul,

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The Donner Party and the American Character

    The Donner Party and the American Character

    According to the thesis of Fredrick Jackson Turner, the frontier changed America. Americans, from the earliest settlement, were always on the frontier, for they were always expanding to the west. It was Manifest Destiny; spreading American culture westward was so apparent and so powerful that it couldn’t be stopped. Turner’s Frontier Theory says that this continuous exposure to the frontier has shaped the American character. The frontier made the American settlers revert back to

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Steve
  • The Donner Party: Cannibals or Not?

    The Donner Party: Cannibals or Not?

    Most of us have all heard of the Donner Party. They were the group of traveling families, trying to reach the new land. Along the way, they were said to have partaken in cannibalism to survive harsh winters. Recent studies are trying to prove if in fact all of the survivors had joined in the cannibalism. If in fact they were all cannibals or not, only time and more extensive research can tell. In

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Drover’s Wife

    The Drover’s Wife

    The Drover’s Wife Written assignment My story of the painting: “Bye, Emma! I will be home soon. Take care, darling”, my dear husband says, as he is kissing my cheek and grabs the lunch I have made for him. “Bye bye father!” our little boy shouts. He is running about in the garden. Letting his imagination go wild, he climbs up the apple tree to his look-out. As I sit out in the garden, enjoying

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Steve
  • The Duel

    The Duel

    The Duel On July 11, 1804 Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr both made trips up the Hudson River to the Weehawken fields. The Burr party arrived first and the Hamilton party had arrived second. The two teams had to discuss the “interview.” Duels were called interviews because they were illegal in most states including New York. Veteran duelists developed the code duello so if any duel was to be brought up in court both parties

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    Submitted: May 6, 2010 By: Victor
  • The Early Development of the Factory System

    The Early Development of the Factory System

    THE EARLY DEVELOPMENT OF THE FACTORY SYSTEM The early factory system started in Britain in about 1750. A group of inventors invented a series of machines to make it possible to mass-produce textiles. These machines were about 10,000 times faster than human power. This gave way to the Industrial Revolution and to big advancements in transportation and communication. The factory system took a while to spread around. It took about a generation to reach Western

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    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Max
  • The Effects of Christianity on Cabeza De Vaca and the Natives

    The Effects of Christianity on Cabeza De Vaca and the Natives

    The Effects of Christianity on Cabeza de Vaca and the Natives On June 17, 1527, Cabeza de Vaca set sail on the order to conquer and govern the lands from the Rio Grande to the cape of Florida. However, during his journey he encountered much devastation such as the wrecking of his ship which resulted in his separation from the majority of his Christian companions. Praying to God after every ordeal, Cabeza routinely sought after

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: July
  • The Effects of European Contact

    The Effects of European Contact

    On October 12, 1492 a cannon was ordered fired from the Spanish Pinta by the leader of the expedition, Christopher Columbus. The reason, the sighting of land. Little did Columbus know, he had embarked upon something greater than he believed existed. He had found what was called by Europeans, the “New World” , a new beginning for mankind. His discovery of thousands of miles of new, free, and untouched land has made his name one

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Jessica
  • The Effects of Industrialization on Society

    The Effects of Industrialization on Society

    The Effects of Industrialization on Society Had it not been for the industrial revolution, I would doubt very much that we would enjoy the technology we have in the year 2000. The reason we have this technology is that between the years 1750 and 1914 a great change in the world’s history was made. People started to discover faster methods of producing goods, which increased their economy. These people were mainly British and French, but

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    Submitted: November 14, 2009 By: David
  • The Effects of the American Revolutionary War on the Iroquois Nation

    The Effects of the American Revolutionary War on the Iroquois Nation

    The Effects of the American Revolutionary War on the Tribes of the Iroquois Nation The Iroquois nation was a union of six different Native American tribes, located in the area of and around upstate New York. The tribes were the The Mohawk, the Oneida, the Tuscarora, the Cayuga, the Onondaga, and the Seneca. While the French were involved in the Americas, the league could survive by playing the French and British off of each other.

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    Submitted: October 4, 2015 By: dfefe
  • The Effects of the Paramount Decision

    The Effects of the Paramount Decision

    The Effects of the Paramount Decision Even if the Paramount Decision did not kill off Hollywood, it did have a major transformational effect on American cinema. The effects of the Paramount Decree are wide-spread and varied 1. The Importation of European Art Cinema: Because the Hollywood studios no longer had a dictatorial control over which films American movie theatres could book, exhibitors could now look elsewhere than Hollywood for films to show. This caused, for

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    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Effects of the War

    The Effects of the War

    THE DEFINING MOMENT No other moment in our history has captivated Americans' imaginations more than the Civil War. Tensions between the North and the South built over decades and culminated in the bloodiest conflict this country has ever seen. The war lasted four long years, from 1861 to 1865. It touched hundreds of thousands of families, and devastated many. Nearly every adult either fought in the war or knew someone who did. The Civil War

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Yan
  • The Effects of the War of 1812

    The Effects of the War of 1812

    The War of 1812 has always been a part of American history not very exiting to learn about for most Americans. It was a tumultuous time for the New Republic and some of the battles of the war shamed the new nation. The War of 1812 did not have the same glorious, honorable, and just cause of the American Revolution. The British made fools of the American people and even burned the Capitol and the

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Effects on American Politics from the Election of 1912

    The Effects on American Politics from the Election of 1912

    The Effects on American Politics From the Election of 1912 During the Progressive Era, Americans faced the challenge of choosing between four strong candidates of the election of 1912. Each candidate held concrete platforms that would have different effects on progressivism. Americans could chose the conservative presidential incumbent William Howard Taft(R), the New Jersey governor Woodrow Wilson (D), the long-time fighter for social reform-Eugene V. Debs (S), or the former president Theodore Roosevelt of the

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: David
  • The Effects on Civil War

    The Effects on Civil War

    The Civil War had an effect on us. The Civil War was one of the most tragic wars in American history. More Americans died in this war then in all other wars combined. In this war we did not fight against other people, we fought brother against brother and the nation was torn apart. There are many reasons why this war took pace. Fist the nation was come together and then the southern states were

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Effects on Civil War

    The Effects on Civil War

    The Civil War had an effect on us. The Civil War was one of the most tragic wars in American history. More Americans died in this war then in all other wars combined. In this war we did not fight against other people, we fought brother against brother and the nation was torn apart. There are many reasons why this war took pace. Fist the nation was come together and then the southern states were

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Yan
  • The Egyptian Pyramids as a Form of Art

    The Egyptian Pyramids as a Form of Art

    The Egyptian Pyramids as a form of Art Imagine living in ancient Egypt. You are an experienced pyramid builder. A highly respected king just died and you are asked to build a pyramid in his name. You know very well what a big job it is to construct a pyramid. First you would help select the type of pyramid to be built. It would help to look at previous pyramids built, including two of

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Artur
  • The Electoral College

    The Electoral College

    "The Electoral College" What were our Founding Fathers thinking in 1787? Did they not realize that the Electoral College system effectively took the power to select the American president of out of the hands of the American people? Though the condescending nature of it may sting a little, I think they knew exactly what they were doing. In fact, the Founding Fathers always intended that the states and not the people select the president.

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    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Electrol College

    The Electrol College

    Esmeralda Gonzalez AP English, 2nd period Persuasive Essay 23 November 2015 A Useless Suggestion Introduction How many times has presidential campaigns lead the voters to believe that every vote counts? Common Americans have been fooled to believe every vote counts, a handful of times. But does any vote really count? Many would argue it's common knowledge to know how the electoral college comes into play during the presidential elections. Shockingly many citizen have very

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    Submitted: December 3, 2015 By: esme7668
  • The Emotional Impact That Hemingway’s Divorce and Separation Had on “hills like White Elephants”

    The Emotional Impact That Hemingway’s Divorce and Separation Had on “hills like White Elephants”

    The Emotional Impact that Hemingway’s Divorce and Separation Had on “Hills like White Elephants” “Hills like White Elephants” is not the normal story where you have a beginning, middle and end. Hemingway gave just enough information so that readers could draw their own conclusions. The entire story encompasses a conversation between two lovers and leaves the reader with more questions than answers. Ernest Hemingway was a brilliant writer. People that study Hemingway’s works try to

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    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Encounter

    The Encounter

    The Encounter The importance of the archeological site of Tenochtitlan, the imperial capital, was for the Mexicas to build their amazing city. The land of Tenochtitlan was an extremely fertile valley inherited by the beauty of palaces, pyramids, and vast towers that shocked Spanish adventurer Bernal Diaz. The importance of the archeological site of Cuzco, the Inca capital, was for the earthquake resistant stonework walls. This type of building was an old hoax among the

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Bred
  • The End of Tyranny

    The End of Tyranny

    January * January 4 – Culbert Olson, 29th Governor of California, is succeeded by Earl Warren. * January 11 o The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China. o President Roberto María Ortiz dies in Argentina; Ramón Castillo succeeds him. * January 12 – Dutch journalist and writer Jan Campert dies in the Neuengamme concentration camp. * January 13 – Helmut Schenk is the first person to use an ejection seat

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    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: marc
  • The End of Tyranny

    The End of Tyranny

    January * January 4 – Culbert Olson, 29th Governor of California, is succeeded by Earl Warren. * January 11 o The United States and United Kingdom give up territorial rights in China. o President Roberto María Ortiz dies in Argentina; Ramón Castillo succeeds him. * January 12 – Dutch journalist and writer Jan Campert dies in the Neuengamme concentration camp. * January 13 – Helmut Schenk is the first person to use an ejection seat

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    Submitted: May 5, 2010 By: marc
  • The English Colonies

    The English Colonies

    The English Colonies During the 17th century, Europeans had unquestionably come to North America to stay, a fact that signaled major changes for the people of both hemispheres. At first, the English sought to benefit from the New Found land by trading across the continents, but later many English people decided to migrate to North America. Unlike other Europeans, the English transferred their society and politics to their new environment. The New England colonies and

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    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: Mike
  • The English Succeded

    The English Succeded

    Stephanie Watkins Mr. Belvedere APUSH 05 September 2014 The English Succeeded When colonization in the New World initiated, many nations wanted a piece of the action. For distinctive reasons the Spanish, the Dutch, the French, and the English all ventured across the ocean to achieve separate goals. These four nations were considerably successful at achieving their goals, but one country was more fruitful than the rest. England possessed different ideas of their purpose in the

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    Submitted: September 7, 2014 By: epiwatk
  • The Enigma of John Brown

    The Enigma of John Brown

    John Brown was an American abolitionist, born in Connecticut and raised in Ohio. He felt passionately and violently that he must personally fight to end slavery. This greatly increased tension between North and South. Northern mourned him as a martyr and southern believed he got what he deserved and they were appalled by the north’s support of Brown. In 1856, in retaliation for the sack of Lawrence, he led the murder of five proslavery men

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Jack
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