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  • The Beginnings

    The Beginnings

    As long as Americans are striving hard to get rich, they will be sure to protect their own rights, rights that are rooted since colonial America. Americans today fiercely defend their rights today, wanting a voice in the government and the ability to speak one’s mind. As it turns out, the roots of this type of thought can again be found in colonial America- the Virginians in 1619 suggested that colonists “might have a hande

    Essay Length: 303 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Best President in American History - Abraham Lincoln

    The Best President in American History - Abraham Lincoln

    What defines a great President and what do we mean when we say someone is “the greatest”? Firstly a great President must be viewed as person who has achieved success in the office they hold. That includes effective implementation of policies which are clearly expressed prior to election and that are in the interests of the people who elected them. This is the very foundation of Democracy within the United States and was defined by

    Essay Length: 3,484 Words / 14 Pages
    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Tommy
  • The Better Candidate

    The Better Candidate

    THE BETTER CANDIDATE It’s almost that time of the year again, the time to select the President of the United States of America. The Presidential Election visits us every four years and it falls on November 4th. Haven’t decided on whom to vote yet, well its time to make up your mind because that time is just a month around the corner. This year, our current President George W. Bush is running against Senator John

    Essay Length: 698 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 27, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Bewitching of Anne Gunter

    The Bewitching of Anne Gunter

    HST 402: Seminar in European History 1000 Word Paper Throughout the history of witchcraft it has been hard to establish if any of these accusations on ‘witches’ were actually true due to lack of records and proof, although it now seems certain that the vast majority of women incited were innocent. In the book “The Bewitching of Anne Gunter” we can see how these allegations can be completely fabricated for personal gain and revenge. The

    Essay Length: 812 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Wendy
  • The Big Money

    The Big Money

    By analyzing the biographies interspaced in the novel, The Big Money, the reader analyzes the main character’s personalities, and further notices distinguishable features, whether they are pure or evil. By reading a short biography of one character, interspaced in the reading of a larger story, the reader further understands, by comparing and contrasting the features and ideals of the two individuals, the main characters in John Dos Passos’ novel The Big Money. Charley Anderson,

    Essay Length: 750 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Victor
  • The Bill of Rights

    The Bill of Rights

    1776 brought a declaration of and a war for independence to Britain’s North American colonies. While they had all acted in concert to reach this decision, their memories of colonial life under the centralized British monarchy had lasting effect upon their views of what the federal government of their new republic would have the power to do. In the years following the Declaration of Independence, Congress came up with the Articles of Confederation to

    Essay Length: 4,615 Words / 19 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Artur
  • The Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven

    The Biography of Ludwig Van Beethoven

    The biography of ludwig van Beethoven BEETHOVEN, Ludwig van (1770-1827) The composer of some of the most influential pieces of music ever written, Ludwig van Beethoven created a bridge between the 18th-century classical period and the new beginnings of Romanticism. His greatest breakthroughs in composition came in his instrumental work, including his symphonies. Unlike his predecessor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, for whom writing music seemed to come easily, Beethoven always struggled to perfect his work. Ludwig

    Essay Length: 774 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Tommy
  • The Birth Control Pill

    The Birth Control Pill

    Most women have taken it, or know someone who has taken it. And as for men, at least have had a girlfriend who has taken it. But we never think of how it works, or where it comes from. Think about it...."How does a tiny pill prevent pregnancy?". Birth control methods date all the way back to 384 BC, when Aristotle was thought to be the first person to use chemicals such as cedar oil,

    Essay Length: 308 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Birth of a Nation

    The Birth of a Nation

    Apart from being the first full-length feature film in American cinema, The Birth of a Nation is also one of the most controversial and influential. Based on The Clansman by Thomas Dixon, which was both a play and book, the film is known now as Hollywood's first blockbuster. The cinematic achievements pairs with the controversial nature of the film to make it one of the most spoken-about films of all time. Though it is a

    Essay Length: 278 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Fonta
  • The Black Arts Movement

    The Black Arts Movement

    BAM! The Black Arts Movement The amazing era of the Black Arts Movement developed the concept of an influential and artistic blackness that created controversial but significant organizations such as the Black Panther Party. The Black Arts Movement called for “an explicit connection between art and politics” (Smith). This movement created the most prevalent era in black art history by taking stereotypes and racism and turning it into artistic value. This connection between black art

    Essay Length: 1,605 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Black Codes

    The Black Codes

    As newly freed slaves would soon learn, freedom was not as they had anticipated. White southerners were anxious to regain power over them, and used the law in order to achieve that objective. In 1865, southerners created Black Codes, which served as a way to control and inhibit the freedom of ex-slaves. Codes controlled almost all aspects of life, and prohibited African Americans from the freedoms that had been won. Not only did whites want

    Essay Length: 549 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: June 13, 2010 By: Top
  • The Black Death

    The Black Death

    The Black Death had profound effects on Medieval Europe. Although most people did not realize it at the time, the Black Death had not only marked the end of one age but it also denoted the beginning of a new one, the Renaissance (Cantor 14). Between 1339 and 1351a.d, the Black Death, traveled from China to Europe affecting the importance of cities, creating economic and demographic crises, as well as political disruption and realignment. It

    Essay Length: 567 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Top
  • The Black Flower

    The Black Flower

    “The Black Flower” Bushrod Carter, a member of the Cumberland Rifles in the Army of Tennessee, along with his friends Virgil C. Johnson and Jack Bishop went through trials and tribulations and endured many fears as they were on the front line of the battle in the Battle of Franklin. He and his friends spent countless hours together sharing their thoughts and fears. They often wondered why they were there, but they kept on fighting,

    Essay Length: 1,648 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Anna
  • The Black Panther Party

    The Black Panther Party

    Who really are the Black Panthers? I believe the Black Panther Party for Self Defense was a great asset to their community during the 1960's. What was the Black Panther Party for Self Defense? They were a group of revolutionists who believed their "destinies should be taken into their own hands," they eventually set up community programs to help the populace. I also Believe that the Panthers are legends who inspire many people all over

    Essay Length: 670 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 6, 2008 By: Fatih
  • The Black Panther Party

    The Black Panther Party

    The Black Panthers aren’t talked about much. The Panthers had made a huge difference in the civil rights movement. They were not just a Black KKK. They helped revolutionize the thought of African Americans in the U.S. The Black Panther had a huge background of history, goals, and beliefs. Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in Oakland, Ca 1966, founded the Panthers. They were originally as an African American self defense force and were highly

    Essay Length: 834 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Black Panther Tank Battalion

    The Black Panther Tank Battalion

    The 'Black Panther' Tank Battalion The 761st 'Black Panther' Tank Battalion was the first African-American armored unit to see combat. Before and during mobilization for World War II, officials in Washington, D.C., debated whether or not African-American soldiers should be used in armored units. Many military men and politicians believed that blacks did not have the brains, quickness or moral stamina to fight in a war. Referring to his World War I experiences, Colonel James

    Essay Length: 1,780 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Mikki
  • The Black Panthers, Hero's of the Black Community

    The Black Panthers, Hero's of the Black Community

    The Black Panther party for Self-Defense was an African American organization that was founded to promote civil rights and self-defense. It was active within the United States between the late 1960’s into the 1970’s. It was founded in Oakland, California by Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale in October of 1966. The Black Panther Party was originally founded to further the African American civil rights movement and to fill the void in leadership amongst the

    Essay Length: 1,891 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: David
  • The Black Soldiers by C.J. Blake

    The Black Soldiers by C.J. Blake

    The Black Soldiers by C.J. Blake All through our country’s history, African Americans have had to choose whether they were meant to live in the States or if they should go live somewhere else. Slavery without a doubt had a strong impact on their decisions. Despite the troubles African Americans have had, they made a great contribution and a very big impact on our military and armed forces since the Revolutionary War. The black man

    Essay Length: 1,274 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: April 26, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Black Unconsciousness

    The Black Unconsciousness

    For many the slogan “The world is yours” can work great as a motivational outlook on life. For others it can work as a deceiving and disappointing outlook on life. Black America is often told that they can be anything they want in life. However they often find out that the world isn’t theirs. Blacks are often unaccepted as equals to most in America and even more so often fail at trying to convince themselves

    Essay Length: 1,927 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Bluest Eye

    The Bluest Eye

    The Bluest Eye is the story of Pecola Breedlove. She is eleven years old growing up in Lorain, Ohio during the 1930’s. The main characters in the story are three girls, Claudia and Frieda McTeer (sisters in a black family), and Pecola Breedlove, a poor girl who is staying with the McTeers because of abuse at her house. The Bluest Eye mainly is about the tragic life of Pecola Breedlove, who wants n to be

    Essay Length: 255 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Wendy
  • The Bluest Eye

    The Bluest Eye

    Then such a woman enters the novel. Her name is Geraldine, she is married to a man named Louis, and they have a son named Junior. Geraldine takes excellent physical care of Junior, but early on, he understands that she feels real affection only for the cat. In response, he tortures the cat and torments children who come to play at the nearby school playground. Junior would have liked to have played with the black

    Essay Length: 428 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Vika
  • The Bomb

    The Bomb

    The terror of nuclear war, the fright of your home being destroyed before your eyes. This was what was facing 16 year old Sorry Rinamu in the novel The Bomb by Theodore Taylor. This historical fiction deals with the problems of Sorry and his small island facing the control of Japan and needs of the United States. The Bomb takes place on the small island of Bikini Atoll after World War II in the

    Essay Length: 984 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 26, 2009 By: Max
  • The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre

    The Boston Massacre occurred on March 5, 1770 and was a catalyst to a large number of changes within the colonies as well as the American Revolution. One question that is often brought up is who is to blame for the actual occurrence? However, there is no question because the British are obviously to blame for the entirety of the event. Probably one of the most important reasons why the British are to blame

    Essay Length: 807 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Monika
  • The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

    COL 101-03 Short Write 3 Assignment (due by class next Tuesday, 11/28) Campus Read— Relating your story to William’s Requirements: • a single-page (300 words minimum) response to the Prompt in bold below • your response will be submitted as a paper proof • use 12-point simple font, double line space, 1-inch margins • include your name and the course number and section number at top of page. Evaluation and grading: • The assignment is

    Essay Length: 685 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 2, 2018 By: B_walk98
  • The Brain

    The Brain

    Biological psychology- a branch of psychology concerned with the links between biology and behavior Neuron- a nerve cell; the basic building block of the nervous system Dendrite- the bushy, branching extensions of a neuron that receive messages and conduct impulses toward the cell body Axon- the extension of a neuron, ending in branching terminal fibers, through which messages pass to other neurons or to muscles or glands Myelin sheath- a layer of fatty tissue segmentally

    Essay Length: 579 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Jessica
  • The Branch Davidians

    The Branch Davidians

    On February 28, 1993, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) raided the Branch Davidian ranch in Mount Carmel, a rural area near Waco, Texas. The raid resulted in the deaths of four agents and five Davidians. The subsequent 51-day siege ended on April 19 when the compound was completely consumed by fire killing seventy-five men, women, and children, including the leader David Koresh. In 1929, Victor Houteff, a Bulgarian immigrant, claimed that he

    Essay Length: 1,666 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Buffalo Soldiers

    The Buffalo Soldiers

    The Buffalo Soldiers The U.S. Army was reorganized in 1886 after the Civil War. Six Black regiments were for formed by law to be a part of the regular army for their valor during the Civil War. In 1866, Congress passed an act creating four regiments: the Twenty fourth and Twenty-fifth Infantry and the Ninth and Tenth Cavalry. The four regiments were supposed to remain a permanent part of the Army. From these four regiments,

    Essay Length: 506 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Bred
  • The Bullet or the Ballot

    The Bullet or the Ballot

    In 1964, Malcolm X gave a speech entitled “The Ballot or the Bullet” which described how African Americans should fight for civil-rights in America. Malcolm X emphasizes the importance of voting as a solution to ending discrimination against African Americans. He addresses both the poor voting decisions and also the denial of legitimate voting rights to African Americans. Because elections had been so narrowly decided in recent elections, the Black vote is the deciding factor

    Essay Length: 1,659 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: regina
  • The Business of America Is Business

    The Business of America Is Business

    President Calvin Coolidge once said, “The business of America is business” (Napolo 35). During the 1920’s, America saw a shift toward widespread business expansion and economy prosperity. Economic expansion created new, booming businesses and thriving business profits which in turn raised the standard of living for many Americans. During this time in America, businessmen advocated a return to laissez-faire economics, less government regulation of business, and less government support for labor unions. The federal government

    Essay Length: 379 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Stenly
  • 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

    Essay Length: 1,037 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: regina
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