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  • Why Martin Luther King’s Campaign Was Not Working

    Why Martin Luther King’s Campaign Was Not Working

    Martin Luther King Jr. was one of the crucial leaders of the American Civil Rights Movement. King was known for his non-violent views and protests. He established with other members of the clergy the SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), a campaign involved in non-violent protest in the form of boycotts, demonstrations and marches against the denial of civil rights to African Americans. In 1964 in Mississippi the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) asked young people,

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Why McCain Will Win

    Why McCain Will Win

    I don’t know what it is about this year, but the media seems to have taken a keen interest in this election. I have never witnessed such a dramatic following of the candidates and their rivalry in my life. The election is seven months away, a time when serious planning begins. Once the primaries start, then the election begins in full swing or that is, the case in every previous election. However, this election has

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    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Steve
  • Why My Four Audio Sites Are the Greatest

    Why My Four Audio Sites Are the Greatest

    Uses of Mutimedia Kaplan 10:00 Why My Four Audio Sites Are the GREATEST!!! The four audio sites that I chose are not only entertaining and educational, they are also purtinant to our American history. The first audio site is a series of "Bushisms" which are rhetorical blunders that our current president has been infamous for reciting and cause democrats like me to fear for the country. This site, http://politicalhumor.about.com/library/blbushism-obgyn.htm, is quite interesting for many reasons.

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    Submitted: November 24, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Why Prohibition?

    Why Prohibition?

    Why Prohibition? Why did the United States have a prohibition movement, and enact prohibition? We offer some generalizations in answer to that question. Prohibition in the United States was a measure designed to reduce drinking by eliminating the businesses that manufactured, distributed, and sold alcoholic beverages. The Eighteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution took away license to do business from the brewers, distillers, vintners, and the wholesale and retail sellers of alcoholic beverages. The leaders

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Janna
  • Why Read the Books

    Why Read the Books

    It has now become clear that Italo Calvino will prove to be one of this century's major writers. In recent years, his work has been established alongside such pan-European thinkers as Barthes and Eco, particularly in the sense that his interests are polymathic. Calvino is an essayist, a literary theorist, a writer of fiction and, to a large extent, a visionary. Paradoxically, much of the modernity he has explored in his narratives has its roots

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Why Read the Books

    Why Read the Books

    It has now become clear that Italo Calvino will prove to be one of this century's major writers. In recent years, his work has been established alongside such pan-European thinkers as Barthes and Eco, particularly in the sense that his interests are polymathic. Calvino is an essayist, a literary theorist, a writer of fiction and, to a large extent, a visionary. Paradoxically, much of the modernity he has explored in his narratives has its roots

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • Why Should Americans Exercise Their Right to Vote?

    Why Should Americans Exercise Their Right to Vote?

    “Why should Americans exercise their right to vote?” Why should we vote? Is it really worth our time? The answer is “YES”. People say that one vote won’t change the outcome, but take a look at Florida! Right now, the election of our president is in the people of Florida’s hands. [Your] one vote is very important. Many people take voting for granted. You see? By voting, here in Oklahoma, we are really choosing eight

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    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Monika
  • Why Soldiers Fought

    Why Soldiers Fought

    When looking back at a war as controversial as America’s involvement in Vietnam, it is difficult to understand why soldiers would choose to fight and why they kept fighting for so long. Through a series of letters written by the soldiers themselves, one can see multiple motivations for soldiers in Vietnam, such as believing in the cause, self-preservation, and comradary amongst the men. This is all brought together in Dear America: Letters Home From

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    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Why the 18th Amendment Was a Failure

    Why the 18th Amendment Was a Failure

    An attempt to ban booze in America, called the prohibition act; was by many accounts a big failure in history it's self. the 18th amendment to the was eventually repealed in 1933. in between 1920 and 1933 when the 18th amendment was lifted many people would smuggle booze into America. there were secret bars called "speak easys" where you needed to know a pass word to get into the place, if you did not know

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Max
  • Why the North Won the Civil War

    Why the North Won the Civil War

    Why the North Won the American Civil War Union officer William Tecumseh Sherman observed to a Southern friend that, "In all history, no nation of mere agriculturists ever made successful war against a nation of mechanics. . . .You are bound to fail.” While Sherman’s statement proved to be correct, its flaw is in its assumption of a decided victory for the North and failure to account for the long years of difficult fighting it

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Why the North Won the Civil War "you Are Bound to Fail"

    Why the North Won the Civil War "you Are Bound to Fail"

    Why the North won the Civil War "You Are Bound to Fail." Union officer William Tecumseh Sherman to a Southern friend: In all history, no nation of mere agriculturists ever made successful war against a nation of mechanics. . . . You are bound to fail. (Catton, Glory Road 241) The American antebellum South, though steeped in pride and raised in military tradition, was to be no match for the burgeoning superiority of the rapidly

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    Submitted: July 13, 2010 By: Andrey
  • Why the Persian Gulf War Was Not Iraqs Fault

    Why the Persian Gulf War Was Not Iraqs Fault

    At 2:00 A.M. (local time) on August second 1990, Saddam Hussein sent the Iraqi military across the border into Kuwait, and sparked a war whose repercussions are still being felt. Today what eventually became known as the Persian Gulf War, featured the largest air operation in history; and a senseless destruction paralleled only to Danzig or Hiroshima. Even though Saddam was the one who physically invaded Kuwait, is balking at United Nations resolutions, and is

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Why the South Could Not Win the Civil War

    Why the South Could Not Win the Civil War

    The American antebellum South, though rich in pride and raised in military tradition, was to be no match for the promising superiority of the rapidly developing North in the coming Civil War. Their lack of readily trained men, in conjunction with social and economical issues, made the Civil War a joke for the North, and a disaster for the South. The paramount reason the South fell well short of a victory was the obvious difference

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    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Mike
  • Why the United States Entered World War I

    Why the United States Entered World War I

    Why the United States Entered World War I World War I began in 1914 and lasted until 1918. It started as a local European war between Austria-Hungary and Serbia. "On June 28, 1914, a young Serbian nationalist named Gavrilo Princip killed Archduke Franz Ferdinand" (history.com) Princip killing Ferdinand started the war. It was not until three years after the assassination, that the United States declared war on April 16, 1917. The United States entered World

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    Submitted: May 11, 2016 By: phill44444
  • Why the United States’ Federal Government Is in Debt?

    Why the United States’ Federal Government Is in Debt?

    American government American Government Student’s Name: Instructor’s Name: Course: Date: Using multiple sources please provide an explanation for why the United States’ Federal Government is in debt. The US macroeconomic policies used as early as the 1980s and the great recession in mid-2008 are primarily responsible for the mounting federal debt. In terms of macroeconomics critics argue that President Bush replicated President Reagan’s performance while still in office and instead added on to the debt.

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    Submitted: May 14, 2019 By: mainagichuru
  • Why the Usa Is #1

    Why the Usa Is #1

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Why Uncle Sam Represents America

    Why Uncle Sam Represents America

    This picture represents the United States of America best. It displays Uncle Sam, a world famous icon which was invented in the 19th century. It was based upon the meatpacker Samual Wilson. The picture is for me the symbol of America, as it is based upon an earlier British propaganda poster with Lord Kitchener. This also shows the connection America had with its former ruler Britain. American artist were heavily influenced by the British arts,

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Why Was There Economic Prosperity in American in the 1920's?

    Why Was There Economic Prosperity in American in the 1920's?

    Why was there economic prosperity in American in the 1920's? I know that America on it's surface was prosperous during the 1920's. I know this because of the physical signs, and the evidence I have found supporting this concept. Some of the physical signs of the then prosperity are evident today, like the skyscrapers and Empire State building. There were the inventions of manufactured fabrics and materials such as Bakelite, artificial silk and Cellophane. Airlines

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    Submitted: December 4, 2008 By: Tasha
  • Wiccan Religion

    Wiccan Religion

    Hance Megan Hance Mr. Monroe HIST 286-001 19 February 2018 Wiccan Religion A religion is a set of beliefs that an individual’s cultural environment has set forth, which causes there to be multiple religions due to people believing in different things. Religion exists all over the world and is carried out in different ways. While some may contain some of the same aspects, there are religions that don’t share any characteristics. The Wicca were called

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    Submitted: March 28, 2018 By: hance2
  • Wilderness Empire

    Wilderness Empire

    In Wilderness Empire, Allen W. Eckert has given a sweeping and thorough look into the lives of key decision makers and the pivotal events leading up to and including the French and Indian War. Through Eckert's educated insight, the reader is able to enjoy a look into a distant way of life made edifying through his portrayal of historical figures. Following the lives of William Johnson and his friend Tiyanoga, a powerful leader of

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    Submitted: July 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • Wilderness Empire

    Wilderness Empire

    In Wilderness Empire, Allen W. Eckert has given a sweeping and thorough look into the lives of key decision makers and the pivotal events leading up to and including the French and Indian War. Through Eckert’s educated insight, the reader is able to enjoy a look into a distant way of life made edifying through his portrayal of historical figures. Following the lives of William Johnson and his friend Tiyanoga, a powerful leader of

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    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Willaim Randolph Hearst

    Willaim Randolph Hearst

    William Randolph Hearst, who lived to the age of 88, was born on April 29th, 1863 in San Francisco California, and died on August 14th, 1951 in Beverly Hills California. Hearst studied at Harvard with his mind set on writing, inspired by Joseph Pulitzer. Hearst strived to become a better writer through out his life. After Harvard, Hearst met Marion Davies and eventually moved in with her, living in a very elaborate mansion nicknamed Hearst’s

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    Submitted: April 23, 2010 By: Mike
  • William Cronon’s Article "the Trouble with Wilderness, Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature"

    William Cronon’s Article "the Trouble with Wilderness, Or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature"

    In chapter eight we have another article from William Cronon, titled, “The Trouble with Wilderness, or, Getting Back to the Wrong Nature.” In this article, Cronon boisterously accentuates his views on the present day definition of wilderness. He argues that prior to the 18th century wilderness was in fact a desolate and satanic habitant in which people should want nothing to do with (216). That disposition was drastically modified during the 18th century when wilderness

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    Submitted: April 6, 2010 By: Edward
  • William Few, What Would We Do Without You?

    William Few, What Would We Do Without You?

    William Few, what would we do without you? He was born in Baltimore in 1748, but his story begins long before his birth. It started when his father's family immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1680's. His father just so happened to move to Maryland, where he met his wife, married her, and settled in Baltimore where William was to be born. William had many hard times and little schooling until he was ten, when his family

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fonta
  • William Few, What Would We Do Without You?

    William Few, What Would We Do Without You?

    William Few, what would we do without you? He was born in Baltimore in 1748, but his story begins long before his birth. It started when his father’s family immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1680’s. His father just so happened to move to Maryland, where he met his wife, married her, and settled in Baltimore where William was to be born. William had many hard times and little schooling until he was ten, when his family

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    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: David
  • William H. Bonney Alias Billy the Kid

    William H. Bonney Alias Billy the Kid

    William H. Bonney alias Billy the Kid is probably the most misunderstood historical figure of the Old West. He was not a cold-blooded killer, nor was he a robber of trains or banks. Instead he was a gunfighter in a feud between two factions in which both sides stole from each other and killed. The Lincoln County War would have turned out exactly the way it did if Billy the Kid never took part in

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    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Anna
  • William H. Harrison’s Success

    William H. Harrison’s Success

    William H. Harrison’s Success William H. Harrison was very successful in his bid for the presidency in the election of 1840 for many reasons. William Henry Harrison began to spend time with others in his region who had been dealt out of the Jackson regime. Jackson ran so strong in some sectors that they had formed their own party, called the Whigs. Harrison was chosen as a Whig candidate, but not the only one. In

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Anna
  • William Howard Taft

    William Howard Taft

    William Howard Taft William Taft was a nominated by his successor, Teddy Roosevelt. He was nominated for the Republican Party in the Presidential Race in 1908, in which he defeated William Jennings Bryant of the Democratic Party. He was called a “trust buster”, by people against his beliefs and decisions. In his Inaugural Address, he stated that many ideas in which supported Teddy Roosevelt. One, Interstate commerce railroads was a large element to the country

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    Submitted: April 3, 2010 By: Anna
  • William Taft

    William Taft

    U.S. History William Howard Taft was overweight, but he made a great president. To be exact he was our 27th President of the United States, and the 10th Chief Justice of the United States. Taft was born on September 15, 1857, in Cincinnati, Ohio. His father Alphonso Taft was Republican, who also served as Secretary of War under President Ulysses S. Grant. His mother was a graduate of Mount Holyoke, Louisa Torrey. He was

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Janna
  • William Tecumseh Sherman

    William Tecumseh Sherman

    William Tecumseh Sherman There were many great generals of the civil war. Grant, Lee, Jackson, all notable names. But one name that stands out is Sherman; William Tecumseh Sherman. W. S. Sherman was born February 8th, 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio. He was raised by a family friend named Thomas Ewing. He had 10 siblings and was raised as a Christian. However, he was never much of a churchgoer and never used his formal christian name.

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    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Bred
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