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  • Westward Expansion

    Westward Expansion

    In 1803, Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana territory for $15 million and had sent Meriwether Lewis to map the land and find a water route from the Missouri river to the Pacific Coast. With this purchase and Lewis exploring, it had caught the interest of many, as a lot of them, and they loved the idea of economic exploitation of the western lands and more American influence and power,. The Adams-Onís treaty got us the

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    Submitted: December 1, 2017 By: Kbusttttt
  • Westward Expansion and the Effects on the United States

    Westward Expansion and the Effects on the United States

    Running Head: WESTWARD EXPANSION Westward Expansion and the Effects On the United States October 3, 2007 Abstract The Louisiana Purchase was the largest land deal in our history. It doubled the size of the United States and gave us a strong face as an economic power. It brought immigrants from all over the world for the idea of owning land and making a living for themselves. We also had a second expansion with the

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Mikki
  • What an Essay Is

    What an Essay Is

    An essay is a typically short piece of writing, from an author's personal point of view. Essays are non-fiction but often subjective; while expository, they can also include narrative. Essays can be literary criticism, political manifestos, learned arguments, observations of daily life, recollections, and reflections of the author. The definition of an essay is vague, overlapping with those of an article and a short story. Almost all modern essays are written in prose, but works

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Stenly
  • What Are Robber Barons?

    What Are Robber Barons?

    What are robber barons? what did robber barons do during the railroad era? • Robber Barons was the negative term for the titans of industry or, as Professor Donald Miller calls them, the capitalist conquistadors. These were the guys like Andrew Carnegie, Cornelius Vanderbilt, Gustavus Swift, Philip Armour, John D. Rockefeller and others who rose to the top and ran monopolies or near-monopolies in the Gilded Age (1870s-1900ish). They were seen as bad because they

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    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Mike
  • What Are the Positive and Negative Aspects of the Aromic Bomb?

    What Are the Positive and Negative Aspects of the Aromic Bomb?

    The First & Only-Atomic Bomb The atomic bomb, also known as the atom bomb or fission bomb, a weapon whose explosive power originates from the fission of atomic nuclei, a reaction in which an atomic nucleus splits in two. When the nucleus of a heavy atom, such as the element uranium-235, which is what the atom bomb is made out of, is split, a certain amount of mass disappears and an equivalent amount of energy

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    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Tasha
  • What Brought Our Ancestors to America?

    What Brought Our Ancestors to America?

    What was the dream that brought our ancestors to America? It was rebirth, the craving for men to be born again, the yearning for a second chance. With all of these ideas comes the true American dream-Freedom. This is the condition in which a man feels like a human being. It is the purpose and consequence of rebirth. Throughout the life of Langston Hughes he presented ideas in his writings that help to define his

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Stenly
  • What Brought Our Ancestors to America?

    What Brought Our Ancestors to America?

    What was the dream that brought our ancestors to America? It was rebirth, the craving for men to be born again, the yearning for a second chance. With all of these ideas comes the true American dream-Freedom. This is the condition in which a man feels like a human being. It is the purpose and consequence of rebirth. Throughout the life of Langston Hughes he presented ideas in his writings that help to define his

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Monika
  • What Came First the Chicken or the Egg?

    What Came First the Chicken or the Egg?

    What Came first the chicken or the egg? For centuries man has struggled with the question of our origin. Why are there so many distinctions in the creatures that inhabit this planet. Why are structures similar in a bird, a whale, a bat, and a human being creatures that seem to have no relation to one another. Although several theories have sprouted from different great thinkers of many cultures in many diverse parts of

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    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: regina
  • What Caused the Dust Bowl? Dbq

    What Caused the Dust Bowl? Dbq

    What Caused the Dust Bowl? The Dust Bowl from the 1930s was a drastic event for all the people involved. The Dust Bowl was a part of the Great Depression in America. A lot of farms, cities and families got hit by the Dust Bowl and changed most of their lives for there on. But the question now is what caused the Dust Bowl? The Dust Bowl could be caused by the little rain fall

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    Submitted: May 1, 2015 By: Mariaxx
  • What Caused the Fall of the Western Roman Empire?

    What Caused the Fall of the Western Roman Empire?

    ----------------- Forwarded Message: Subj: DBQ Date: 11/3/2005 10:15:59 PM Eastern Standard Time From: Xo CuTie 1213 oX To: Num1AllStar35 What caused the fall of the Western Roman Empire? Rome faced many problems in the third century, internal and external. There are many causes and points of view of what caused the fall of the Western Roman Empire. For example, some writers said it was because citizens were excluded from political responsibilities. Others say it

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    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Mikki
  • What Do You Think About the Prohibition That the Tenure of office Act Made on the President?

    What Do You Think About the Prohibition That the Tenure of office Act Made on the President?

    2001 The House of Representatives made the Tenure of Office Act in March 1867. This Act was made in order to limit presidential power to remove officeholders and/or members of his cabinet without the consent of the Senate. The president Andrew Johnson wasn’t in favor of this Act because he saw it as unconstitutional because it limited his power to decide who were going to be the officeholders or his cabinet members as he would

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    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Andrew
  • What Does It Take to Be a Hero

    What Does It Take to Be a Hero

    The poem, Beowulf, by Seamus Heaney, depicts Beowulf as a perfect hero. Beowulf is the mythical son of Edgetho and later becomes the king of the Geats. In the poem, Beowulf’s shows heroism in two different phases of his life, youth and old age. Throughout the poem, Beowulf faces three difficult conflicts with Grendel, Grendel’s mother, and the dragon. Throughout the novel Beowulf is a noted and respected warrior from Geatland. During Beowulf’s youth,

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    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: Steve
  • What Effects Did the Vietnam War Have on American Society?

    What Effects Did the Vietnam War Have on American Society?

    What effects did the Vietnam War have on American society? The Vietnam War had a profound effect on American society. It changed the way we viewed our government, the media, and our Constitutional rights. Because of this shift in perspective, the country was torn apart and yet still came together in new and different ways. The Vietnam War's contraversiality spurred a great many sources of protest, against our government's use of power, how far we

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • What Effects Did the Vietnam War Have on American Society?

    What Effects Did the Vietnam War Have on American Society?

    K** B********* Eng. Comp. II What effects did the Vietnam War have on American society? The Vietnam War had a profound effect on American society. It changed the way we viewed our government, the media, and our Constitutional rights. Because of this shift in perspective, the country was torn apart and yet still came together in new and different ways. The Vietnam War's contraversiality spurred a great many sources of protest, against our government's use

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    Submitted: May 6, 2010 By: Tasha
  • What Exactly Is Freedom?

    What Exactly Is Freedom?

    Freedom? What exactly is freedom? The Oxford English Dictionary defines freedom as “The state of being able to act without hindrance or restraint, liberty of action”. I believe this is a great example of Antonio Gramsci’s idea of “common sense” in America. Take America’s National Anthem, “The Star Spangled Banner”, a song that is sung at the beginning of every Major League Baseball game, a sport that is “as American as apple pie” - we

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    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Jack
  • What Frictions, If Any, Divided the Nation During the War?

    What Frictions, If Any, Divided the Nation During the War?

    What frictions, if any, divided the nation during the war? On the morning of December 7, 1941, Japanese fighter planes bombed American ships in Pearl Harbor. In the blink of an eye, the United States was at war. The attack took place in Hawaii, but it dramatically changed attitudes on the mainland about the war and America's involvement in it. From the sentiment of the American people in 1941, before December 7th, the nation was

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    Submitted: April 14, 2010 By: Mike
  • What Happen to the Originals?

    What Happen to the Originals?

    “What Happen to the Originals?” In 1492, Columbus sailed the ocean blue. He is proclaimed to be the man to discover America, but someone beat him to it. Bjarni Herljufson, a Viking, and his crew found the land way before Columbus was born. The Viking left the land after seeing that it was already occupied by others. These people were the original discovers or natives of the land. They were the Native Americans. By America

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Monika
  • What Happened on September 11, 2001?

    What Happened on September 11, 2001?

    What happened on September 11, 2001? Something that changed the way the world would be as we know it! That day started off as any other day. The sun was shining and the sky was blue without a cloud in the sky. That day no one knew what was going to happen. Well except 18 men from the Muslim descent. These 18 men or should I say terrorists, hijacked 4 airliners and used them as

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    Submitted: December 16, 2009 By: Mike
  • What If the American Revolution Never Happened?

    What If the American Revolution Never Happened?

    What if the American Revolution never happened? In history classrooms all over the country, there lays an abundant amount of “what if” questions that pop into one’s mind when one learns. But has anybody really fully answered this question that so many people think about? In hindsight, a revolution seemed inevitable because of the way the British treated the Americans. But if the American Revolution never happened, obviously, America would not exist. But most importantly,

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    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Monika
  • What If the South Won the Civil War

    What If the South Won the Civil War

    What if the South Won the Civil War “The flap of a butterfly's wings can cause a typhoon half way around the world.” This of coarse comes from the chaos theory or what I have come to know it as the Butterfly Effect. It means that something so small and so insignificannot can ripple its way to cause something so big that it could potentially change the world. Now let us turn back the clock

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Kevin
  • What Is Always at Stake When Communicating?

    What Is Always at Stake When Communicating?

    Introduction What is always at stake when communicating? (Levinas stuff) In the past dozen years, a renewed emphasis has been placed on the importance of the public sphere and the necessity of open discussion in a participatory democracy. Putnam’s Bowling Alone in 2000 quantitatively demonstrated a quarter century of decline in civic participation by citizens in the United States. Putnam grounded his work in social capital theory and emphasized that vibrant, functioning social networks are

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Jessica
  • What Is an American Citizen?

    What Is an American Citizen?

    "What is an American Citizen?" By definition, an American Citizen is a person owing loyalty to and entitled by birth or naturalization the protection of the United States. American Citizens are entitled to vote and enjoy many rights and privileges of the United States (1-p.263). When I think of what it means to be an American Citizen, I think of freedom. America is known as the land of opportunity for its freedom. Freedom is

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    Submitted: February 27, 2010 By: Janna
  • What Is Business Process Outsourcing?

    What Is Business Process Outsourcing?

    BPO - What is Business Process Outsourcing? http://www.sourcingmag.com/content/what_is_bpo.asp What is business process outsourcing (BPO)? BPO is the process of hiring another company to handle business activities for you. BPO is distinct from information technology (IT) outsourcing, which focuses on hiring a third-party company or service provider to do IT-related activities, such as application management and application development, data center operations, or testing and quality assurance. In the early days, BPO usually consisted of outsourcing processes

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Kevin
  • What Is Civnet?

    What Is Civnet?

    What is Civnet? Civnet is a website of Civitas International for civic education practitioners (teachers, teacher trainers, curriculum designers), as well as scholars, policymakers, civic-minded journalists, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) promoting civic education all over the world. Objective Any healthy, fully functioning democracy requires a political culture composed of active participants who understand what it means to be democratic citizens. Though there may be free and fair elections in new and emerging democracies, there might

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • What Is Culture

    What Is Culture

    What is Culture? What is culture? A word that’s confused and misinterpreted everyday. Culture is the idea of what is wrong or right, the concept of what is acceptable within our society. Culture serves us as a guide, taking us to the “right way” and helping us to make sense of things that surrounds us. There are many different cultures around the world. A lot of them are similar in specific ways and others are

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Mike
  • What Is in Americas Future?

    What Is in Americas Future?

    **** note: i dont give a fuck if this is offensive to ANYONE, HM in 1776 our founding fathers signed a document that gave americans their rights. our country was formed around the christian religion, now look at us 230 years later trying to take out "... under god,..." from our pledge of allegiance. and all of the immigrants coming from all over the world, slowly diluting the christian religion, slowly destroying the american way

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    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • What Is Rap Music

    What Is Rap Music

    What is rap music What is rap music ? Many people really don’t know what rap music is or where it came from a lot of people think rap music is related to gangsta and the thug mentality but it was not created from that and threw these next couple of paragraphs I am bout to read I hope I can give you a better interpretation of rap music . In the early 1970s

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Kevin
  • What Is the American Dream?

    What Is the American Dream?

    What is the American Dream? Since the start of the twentieth century America has attracted people all over the world to relocate and start a new life. For many coming to America was a chance for a better life and new things. They all had something in common, they all had a dream, that dream was the “American Dream”. In the present day the desire to achieve the dream hasn’t changed. However, the idea of

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    Submitted: April 13, 2010 By: Janna
  • What Is the Bible

    What Is the Bible

    The Bible is the most significant book in the history of civilization. In the context of Jewish history, the Bible’s impact on politics, history, and religion is without comparison. Along with establishing the covenant-based legitimacy of the Jewish people and their history, the Bible’s political impact is exemplified through prophetic politics, the power of kings, and the effects of political authority. Biblical archeology has discovered biblical structures which supports the historical validity of the Bible.

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    Submitted: February 23, 2010 By: David
  • What Is the Lost Generation

    What Is the Lost Generation

    In the post WWI years of the United States, the artistic world witnessed a phenomenon where by America’s “best and brightest” writers, musicians, and artists flocked to Europe in record numbers. “In one of his earliest dispatches from Paris in 1922, Ernest Hemingway declared: ‘The scum of Greenwich Village, New York, has been skimmed off and deposited in large ladlesful on that section of Paris adjacent to the Cafй Rotonde’” (“Expatriates (1920s)”). In Hemingway’s The

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Vika
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