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  • King Andrew

    King Andrew

    During the time of Andrew Jackson, many names had been given to him and the things he had to do. A few nicknames were “King Andrew” and “Bank Monster.” These names were given to him during the Bank War. Other terms that were created at his time were “corrupt bargain” referring to the Election of 1824. Another term was another name for the Tariff of 1828. The name given was, “Tariff of Abominations” because they

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Top
  • King Arthur

    King Arthur

    These pages contain a simplified and less formal rйsumй of a Masters Research Paper by Iman Keuchenius called: "King Arthur, the stuff of future memory; An analysis of authenticity in popular Arthurian movies".In this case authenticity can only be a relative concept. There is not much historical truth to rely on and we have little knowledge of the development of the Arthurian legend in the early stages. Criticising Arthurian films as portraits of a certain

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Vika
  • King Lear

    King Lear

    Shakespeare's King Lear William Shakespeare's King Lear had downfalls in character which later on caused him to suffer extreme consequences. if anyone knows the true meaning of suffering it is King Lear. King Lear's downfalls are his pride, selfishness, and blindness to truth. Pride as one of Lear's first downfalls, in the beginning Lear disowns his lovely daughter Cordelia, because Lear is to blind to realize that cordelia loves her father for who he is

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    Submitted: May 3, 2010 By: Tommy
  • King Leopold

    King Leopold

    In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Kevin
  • King Leopold’s Ghost

    King Leopold’s Ghost

    In the 1880s, as the European powers were carving up Africa, King Leopold II of Belgium seized for himself the vast and mostly unexplored territory surrounding the Congo River. Carrying out a genocidal plundering of the Congo, he looted its rubber, brutalized its people, and ultimately slashed its population by ten million--all the while shrewdly cultivating his reputation as a great humanitarian. Heroic efforts to expose these crimes eventually led to the first great human

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Bred
  • King of Change

    King of Change

    King of Change (715) “You may well ask, ‘Why direct action? Why sit-ins, marches, etc.? Isn’t negotiation a better path?’ You are exactly right in your call for negotiation. Indeed, this is the purpose of direct action. Nonviolent direct action seeks to create such a crisis and establish such creative tension that a community that has constantly refused to negotiate is forced to confront the issue. It seeks so to dramatize the issue that it

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    Submitted: January 24, 2010 By: July
  • King of the Robber Barons

    King of the Robber Barons

    Robber Baron: 1: an American capitalist of the latter part of the 19th century who became wealthy through exploitation (as of natural resources, governmental influence, or low wage scales) Jay, born Jayson Gould to John Burr and Mary Gould as a small, feeble baby, was the robber baron’s robber baron. He was the king manipulator of Wall Street. Although he was not the only snake on Wall Street, he was the most calculating, manipulative,

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Steve
  • King Philip

    King Philip

    King Philip’s War was a disturbing war fought in America in 1675, almost certainly as a result of the early contact between the English Colonists and the Native Americans. The Natives were, and had always been fighting for their freedom and land, as well as their culture unharmed. Though the Natives had their own religious beliefs, the Colonists felt that they were the greater man, and that God would play a part by remaining on

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Mike
  • King Philip's War

    King Philip's War

    King Philip's War was a disturbing war fought in America in 1675, almost certainly as a result of the early contact between the English Colonists and the Native Americans. The Natives were, and had always been fighting for their freedom and land, as well as their culture unharmed. Though the Natives had their own religious beliefs, the Colonists felt that they were the greater man, and that God would play a part by remaining on

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • King Philip's War: An Exercise in Failure

    King Philip's War: An Exercise in Failure

    American History 19 October 2001 King Philip's War: An Exercise In Failure In 1675, the Algonquian Indians rose up in fury against the Puritan Colonists, sparking a violent conflict that engulfed all of Southern New England. From this conflict ensued the most merciless and blood stricken war in American history, tearing flesh from the Puritan doctrine, revealing deep down the bright and incisive fact that anger and violence brings man to a Godless level when

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • King Ship

    King Ship

    1. What are some differences between matrilineal descent and patrilineal descent? The most common descent group will be categorized to matrilineal and patrilineal. In matrilineal descent society female has more power, but they don’t keep the power only between themselves they share with their man. In matrilineal environment brothers are having power instead of the husbands. However women are more involve in society, they have to work harder. For example; in northeastern Arizona, Hopi Indians

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Edward
  • Kingdom of Mathias Paper

    Kingdom of Mathias Paper

    The early 19th century saw a time of booming economic and technological advancement that in turn, impacted cultural aspects of life in America. The market revolution, as it was later deemed, was invoked by the construction of the Erie Canal, which allowed for easy access to imported goods and greatly expanded trade and commerce. As a result, Buffalo and Rochester experienced great gains and the ability to easily trade with states in the mid-west. Also,

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Yan
  • Kingston & Joe

    Kingston & Joe

    Josй Clemente Orozco fue llevado el Noviembre 23, 1883 en Jalisco, Mexico. Йl estudiу arte en The San Carlos Academy for Fine Arts en Mexico City. Su familia se trasladу primero a Guadalajara y entonces a Ciudad de Mйxico, en donde йl llegу adentro en 1890. Se inspirу a Orozco que tomara arte como carrera despuйs de ver algunos de los grabados de Josй Guadalupe Posada. Йl no era seguro que йl podrнa ser

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Kinnie Wagner

    Kinnie Wagner

    Kinnie Wagner Proper Name- William Wagner AKA- Kinnie Wagner Known Associates- Place of Birth- Scott County, Virginia Date of Birth- February 18, 1903 Date of Death- Sometime in 1958 Cause of Death- Died in Prison William "Kinnie" Wagner was born in Scott County, Virginia, on February 18, 1903. He was one of eight children of Charles Monroe and Nancy Clinton Wagner. In his childhood, he became proficient at target shooting and, at the age of

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Kinzer Reaction Part 1

    Kinzer Reaction Part 1

    In the book “Overthrow”, by Stephen Kinzer writes about an American being involved in the first overthrowing of a foreign government. He also writes about 250 American sailors died when the Unites States used “forcible intervention” in what was then to become the conquering of three territories involving several islands in opposite sides of the world. “Some argued that the Unites States had to take new territories in order to prevent European power, or perhaps

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Kiss Me Deadly and Film Noir

    Kiss Me Deadly and Film Noir

    During the 1940s, a new style of film emerged, which was later referred to as “film noir.” These films were set apart from others due to their gritty nature and overall dark quality. They were inspired by the culture of the 1950s. There is a common belief that the 1950s was a time of complete bliss for everyone involved. In fact, it was a time of global distress due to communism and nuclear weapons and

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Mike
  • Kite Runner

    Kite Runner

    The novel is told by Amir, one of the novel’s main characters. Amir is an Afghan man living in Fremont, California remembering his childhood in Kabul in the 1970s. He begins his story in pre-civil war Afghanistan. He and his Hazara servant Hassan spend many hours per day together. One of the most cherished times spent together was when Amir would read stories to Hassan, under a pomegranate tree. Amir had a love for literature,

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Kkk, the Rise and Fall

    Kkk, the Rise and Fall

    KKK, the Rise and Fall The original Ku Klux Klan was created after the end of the American Civil War on December 24, 1865, by educated, middle-class Confederate veterans from Tennessee. The name was constructed by combining the Greek name for “circle” (kyklos) with “clan.” It was, at first, a humorous social club, with practical jokes and hazing rituals. From 1866 to 1867, the Klan began breaking up black prayer meetings and invading black homes

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Knowledge Paper

    Knowledge Paper

    Knowledge Paper Donna Cascone His/145 Paul Riley June 15, 2008 For the United States, World War II and the Great Depression constitute the most important economic event of the Twentieth Century. The war is what helped to end the depression and help the American people to get back up on their feet. WWII created much needed jobs in factories involving the production of war supplies. The war also helped to boost the stock market. Although

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    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Knox College Commencement

    Knox College Commencement

    So, say "yes." In fact, say "yes" as often as you can. When I was starting out in Chicago, doing improvisational theatre with Second City and other places, there was really only one rule I was taught about improv. That was, "yes-and." In this case, "yes-and" is a verb. To "yes-and." I yes-and, you yes-and, he, she or it yes-ands. And yes-anding means that when you go onstage to improvise a scene with no script,

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    Submitted: December 19, 2009 By: Jon
  • Korea: No Substitute for Victory

    Korea: No Substitute for Victory

    General MacArthur stated that “There is no substitute for victory in war.” Regarding the Korean War, is this statement correct? If so, why? If not, why not? Argument There is no substitute for victory in war. Going to war with any expectation less than victory fails to effectively leverage a nations’ war machine to achieve its political goals. Additionally, failure to achieve victory conflicts with any prior cost-benefit analysis in the weighting of the expected

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    Submitted: January 28, 2010 By: Steve
  • Korean War

    Korean War

    The Korean War has often been referred to as the "forgotten war" because it came on the heels of World War II and was overshadowed by the Vietnam War. Korea like Vietnam, was part of the Cold War to stop the advancement of Communism in Southeast Asia. When the Communist troops of North Korea invaded the democratic Republic of South Korea, the United States became involved through a promise of support given to the president

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Janna
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan is one of America's oldest and most feared groups. Motivated by the dream of a world with only one race, the KKK uses violence and moves above the law to support their cause. They have been in the shadows for over 130 years and continue to succeed in America's society today. The Ku Klux Klan began almost by accident during the rebuilding process after the civil war in

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan

    I have learned that the Ku Klux Klan was in response to the Southern bitterness towards blacks having won freedom from slavery in the aftermath of the civil war. Congress had passed the Reconstruction Acts which divided the South into 5 military districts, each under a general. New elections were to be held in each state with freed, black, male slaves being allowed to vote; this infuriated Southerners. The first branch of the Ku Klux

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Jon
  • Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan

    Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan is one of America’s oldest and most feared groups. Motivated by the dream of a world with only one race, the KKK uses violence and moves above the law to support their cause. They have been in the shadows for over 130 years and continue to succeed in America’s society today. The Ku Klux Klan began almost by accident during the rebuilding process after the civil war

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Ku Klux Klan - Knights of the White Kamelia

    Ku Klux Klan - Knights of the White Kamelia

    The infamous white supremacist organization, the Ku Klux Klan (KKK) Knights of the White Kamelia (KWK), held a rally at Bee Creek Park in College Station on the afternoon of Saturday, May 9. Seventeen Klan members participated, including two women and one female child around ten years of age. Members traveled from as far away as Florida to take part in the meeting. The KKK held the rally in hopes of recruiting members from the

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Ku Klux Klan Not a Fringe Movement

    Ku Klux Klan Not a Fringe Movement

    After the Civil War was over it was nearly impossible for many of the Southerners to go back to their lives. They no longer had slaves, their family and friends were killed, and their homes and land were destroyed. The state government no longer existed and northern soldiers were now in charge. The whites’ right to vote was gone, and it instead was given to the uneducated former slaves. Six white men met on Christmas

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Anna
  • Kurosawa’s High and Low

    Kurosawa’s High and Low

    Kurosawa’s High and Low is a film that exemplifies Japans criminalistic society and the nature of the people that live within it. Kingo Gondo, the protagoinst, is a wealthy man who is part owner of a prominent shoe company. Gondo is considered high class, as seen with his large mansion on the hill that overlooks the common folk of the town. He has a variety of people who wait on him, and is always dressed

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Anna
  • La Riots

    La Riots

    Race Related” After hearing about the four police officers who were acquitted of the police brutality charges towards Rodney King, a sense of anarchy floated around the Los Angeles basin. Many different races of shopkeepers (including my father, Stuart a.k.a. Skip Hunter) defended themselves and their possessions while angry mobs attacked the streets with total disregard for the law. The majority of these rioters were African American (Black) and Latin Americans (Latino) (Stuart Hunter Interview).

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Labor

    Labor

    The growth of wealth and industry in America was bringing a downfall of labor. Organized labor movements from 1875-1900 were put forth to improve conditions for labor workers. The workers raised awareness though Unions and showed their discontent through strikes, which both showed failure and success. This battle was one of man vs. machine and labor workers had somewhat success in making progress towards improvements for themselves. Big business and industrialization were taking over

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Artur
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