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Study the biographies of people who have significantly influenced global change. Such people have appeared at all times throughout human history to give the world something new and unexplored.

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  • Cecil Rhodes

    Cecil Rhodes

    Cecil Rhodes Cecil Rhodes was born on July 5th, 1853 to a Hertfordshire clergyman. He was one of six sons to the vicar. He was an unhealthy child, suffering from heart and breathing ailments. Cecil, unlike two of his brothers, was not sent to Eton or Winchester. Nor did he join the military. His poor constitution limited his career options, and left him with the choice of becoming a barrister or a clergyman. He was

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Bred
  • Cesar Chavez

    Cesar Chavez

    Cesar Estrada Chavez was born March 31, 1927, on the small farm near Yuma, Arizona that his grandfather homesteaded during the 1880's. At age 10, life began as a migrant farm worker when his father lost the land during the Depression. These were bitterly poor years for Cesar, his parents, brothers and sisters. Together with thousands of other displaced families, the Chavez family migrated throughout the Southwest, laboring in fields and vineyards. Cesar left

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    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Yan
  • Cesar Chavez

    Cesar Chavez

    Cesar Chavez was a famous labor leader. He helped out the agricultural workers in problems they faced in the work force. Chavez led several strikes to help the migrant workers get a higher pay and started a Labor Movement. Chavez also urged Mexican-Americans to register and vote. The actions that Chavez took called attention nationally. With his attitude and courage he led other Mexican-Americans to speak up and stand up for themselves. Cesar Chavez was

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    Submitted: March 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • Cesar Estrada Chavez

    Cesar Estrada Chavez

    Cesar Estrada Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 on a farm near Yuma, Arizona. His family was originally from Northern Mexico (Chihuahua). His parents Librado and Juana Chavez raised their kids in Arizona’s Gila valley. Cesar’s father worked in his ranch and also owned his own store and pool hall. His father wasn’t around a lot because of work so his mother Juana had a lot of influence on him. His mother taught

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Jack
  • Chamique Holdsclaw

    Chamique Holdsclaw

    Chamique Holdsclaw is a star on the rise. And considering the height she has already achieved, that's saying something. In her debut collegiate season, Holdsclaw's play sent ripples through the basketball community. Three years later, the ripples have turned into tsunami-sized waves. As a Tennessee freshman, Holdsclaw opened eyes when she scored a team-high 16 points against the 1995-96 USA Women's National Team on Nov. 22, 1995, then helped the Lady Vols to the 1996

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Chanel

    Chanel

    CHANEL Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel was born in Saumur, France in 1884. Vogue Magazine referred to her as “the couturier who takes no account of fashion, who pursues her own faultlessly elegant line in the quiet confidence that fashion will come back to her - and sure enough it always does.” Chanel began designing heavily during the 1920s. Her first outfits were wool jerseys, and were very simple. She became famous for the simple look

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Changed My Life

    Changed My Life

    I experienced the biggest change in my life when I was 14 years of age, which I think was and still is important to me. I have really changed. The way I act, my attitude and even the language I use every day has changed. First, it seemed to be strange and unusual, but after a year or so, it became normal to me. Before I came to Ireland, I lived in Lithuania. It is

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    Submitted: March 21, 2010 By: Top
  • Chap 5 - Qualitative Research

    Chap 5 - Qualitative Research

    Chapter 5: Qualitative Research A: Qualitative Research- terms used loosely to refer to research whose findings are not subject to quantification or quantitative analysis. -Quantitative research could be used to examine: attitudes, feelings, and motivations of the heavy user Quantitative Research- used to find statistically significant difference between Heavy and light users. Intuitive understanding- when people can only understand people and they do so through this. -Most significant to managers is the fact that qualitative

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    Submitted: November 12, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Chaplin

    Chaplin

    Feltham once said, "Laughter should dimple the cheek, not furrow the brow." Charlie Chaplin was a man who definitely dimpled millions of cheeks in the early 1900's. He had a huge impact on the lives of Americans during the world wars and the hard times of the Depression and he made people laugh for the first time in a long time and changed the way they looked at the world despite his own troubles. And

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Mike
  • Chaplin. the Man, the Legend

    Chaplin. the Man, the Legend

    Charles Spencer Chaplin, Actor, Writer and Director. Born April 16th 1889 in Walworth, London England. His Parents, Charles Chaplin and Hannah Chaplin both Stage Musicians, his Father died aged 37 his mother developed severe mental and physical problems. Charlie made his first stage appearance in 1984 when his mother took ill and could not perform on stage. Charlie says in his Auto-Biography that is when he first realised he loved performing. Between 1903 and 1906

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    Submitted: March 20, 2010 By: Yan
  • Characteristics of a True Leader - William F. Unsoeld

    Characteristics of a True Leader - William F. Unsoeld

    William F. Unsoeld “Characteristics of a True Leader” In our lives each of us has a certain desire to excel and succeed at one time. Some of us even have desires to accomplish such goals at all times. First, all of us are born with the light of Christ, which is what gives each of us the desire to seek out God and his perfect state. When this happens something inside of us drives to

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    Submitted: February 28, 2010 By: Mike
  • Charlayne Hunter Gault

    Charlayne Hunter Gault

    Charlayne Hunter Gault, journalist for The New York Times, CNN, PBS and NPR spoke about her experiences as a journalist in Africa and being the first African-American female student at the University of Georgia. Gault’s resume speaks volumes about her experiences and provides superior credibility on the topics she discussed in front of the audience at Miami University. Basing her lecture off of her book “New News Out of Africa”, Gault stated that news should

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    Submitted: February 8, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Charlemagne

    Charlemagne

    I INTRODUCTION Charlemagne was the king of the Franks and emperor of the Romans from 800-814. During his reign Charlemagne built a kingdom that included almost all of western and central Europe and he started Carolingian Renaissance. His empire had two main territories, East and west Francia that is now the major parts of two important European entities. West Francia is modern-day France, and East Francia became first the Holy Roman Empire and then the

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Mike
  • Charlemagne

    Charlemagne

    I INTRODUCTION Charlemagne was the king of the Franks and emperor of the Romans from 800-814. During his reign Charlemagne built a kingdom that included almost all of western and central Europe and he started Carolingian Renaissance. His empire had two main territories, East and west Francia that is now the major parts of two important European entities. West Francia is modern-day France, and East Francia became first the Holy Roman Empire and then the

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    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Charlemagne Research Paper

    Charlemagne Research Paper

    ________________ Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………………………………………1 Early Life…………………………………………………………………………………2 Territorial Expansion…………………………………………………………………..3-4 Holy Roman Empire……………………………………………………………………..4 His Last Years………………………………………………………………………….4-5 Conclusion……………………………………………………………………………….6 Bibliography……………………………………………………………………………..7 ________________ Introduction Charlemagne, also known as Charles the Great, was king of the Franks between 768 and 814. He was also the Christian emperor of the west between 800 and 814. Charlemagne founded the Holy Roman Empire, strengthened European economic and political life, and promoted the cultural revival known as the Carolingian Renaissance (“World Biography"). Early Life Charlemagne

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  • Charles Chaplin

    Charles Chaplin

    Charles Chaplin Charles Spencer Chaplin was the comedian, the greatest film comic in the history of mankind. The actor was born in 1889 in the London East End. Sydney was his brother, four years older than Charles. Chaplin’s parents were actors. Two children adored their mother for her blue eyes and long light brown hair. Little Charlie couldn’t remember his father. Mother told him that he was a very good artist. But the trouble was

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin (1809-1882) A Character Study in Social Context (The Origin of Species: Chapter IV Natural Selection; Or The Survival of the Fittest - 1958) BIOGRAPHY Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire on February 12, 1809. He was the son of Robert Waring Darwin and his wife Susannah, and the grandson of the scientist Erasmus Darwin. His mother died when he was eight years old, and he was brought up by his sister.

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin can easily be recognized as a pure genius. In his lifetime, he single-handedly changed the way we see the world. His theories led to the study of the modern evolutionary theory of the world. Charles was a collector of plants, animals, and other specimens. From an early age, Charles had an immense love for nature, which started his career as a scientist. His trip to the Galapagos Islands forever changed his life and

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Victor
  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin Charles Darwin can easily be recognized as a pure genius. In his lifetime, he single-handedly changed the way we see the world. His theories led to the study of the modern evolutionary theory of the world. Charles was a collector of plants, animals, and other specimens. From an early age, Charles had an immense love for nature, which started his career as a scientist. His trip to the Galapagos Islands forever changed his

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    Submitted: February 25, 2010 By: Top
  • Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin

    Charles Darwin Charles Darwin was a British scientist who laid the foundation of modern evolutionary theory with his concept of the development of all forms of life through the slow-working process of natural selection. His work was of major influence on the life and earth sciences and on modern thought in general. Darwin was born in 1809 in Shrewsbury, a small market town in Shropshire, England. His wealthy physician father was the son of Erasmus

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  • Charles Darwin and His Voyage

    Charles Darwin and His Voyage

    Charles Darwin was born February 12, 1809 and died April 19, 1882. Within these years he had accomplished more than he expected. As a young child Charles was always interested in nature. This hobby of his was the origin of his soon to be career as a naturalist that he had yet to even know. Charles grew up in a good home. He had gone to Cambridge with out a career in mind. His father

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Steve
  • Charles Darwin Biography

    Charles Darwin Biography

    Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He was the son of Robert Waring Darwin and his wife Susannah, and the grandson of the scientist Erasmus Darwin. His mother died when he was eight years old, and he was brought up by his sister. He was taught the classics at Shrewsbury, then sent to Edinburgh to study medicine, which he hated. Like many modern students Darwin only excelled in subjects that intrigued him. Although his

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    Submitted: December 1, 2008 By: Jessica
  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812, the son of John and Elizabeth Dickens. John Dickens was a clerk in the Naval Pay Office. He had a poor head for finances, and in 1824 found himself imprisoned for debt. His wife and children, with the exception of Charles, who was put to work at Warren's Blacking Factory, joined him in the Marshal Sea Prison. When the family finances were put at least partly to

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Mike
  • Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens

    Charles Dickens was born on February 7, 1812 in Portsmouth, England. In 1822 his family moved to London, where money problems led to his father being incarcerated in debtor’s prison in 1984. While the rest of his family joined his father in prison Dickens stayed out and worked at a blacking factory. He was deeply affected by the poverty and destitution he saw during his few months at the factory, and later drew on this

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    Submitted: February 7, 2010 By: Jon
  • Charles Dickens and Samuel Clemens

    Charles Dickens and Samuel Clemens

    Charles Dickens and Samuel Clemens (1812-1870) (1835-1910) Charles Dickens and Samuel Clemens lived in different parts of the world, England and America. Charles Dickens was twenty-three years old when Samuel Clemens was born. Charles Dickens was a boy who loved learning, while Samuel Clemens could hardly wait for school to end. Despite the fact that both authors reference Christianity and its customs, historians believe that Charles Dickens was a Christian whereas Samuel Clemens was

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Charles Dickens Biography

    Charles Dickens Biography

    Charles Dickens, the son of John and Elizabeth Dickens, was born in Landport on 7th February 1812. John Dickens worked as a clerk at the Navy pay office in Portsmouth. He later found work in Chatham and Charles, the second of seven children, went to the local school. John Dickens found it difficult to provide for his growing family on his meager income. In 1822 the family moved to Camden Town in London. John Dickens'

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    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Charles Lindberg

    Charles Lindberg

    Charles Lindbergh Charles Lindbergh was born on February 4, 1902, in his grandfather's house in Detroit. The son of a lawyer and U.S. congressman, he grew up on a small farm in Minnesota (Lindbergh Biography, ONL). As a child, Lindbergh showed remarkable mechanical ability. He could understand every part of his motorcycle and car as he grew older. After graduating high school, Lindbergh worked on the family farm for two years before enrolling in the

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Mike
  • Charles Lindberg

    Charles Lindberg

    One of the greatest heroes the world has ever known was Charles Lindbergh. He is most famous for his transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh acquired great fame for doing “good will” tours in Latin America. Other than politicians and war heroes no one has quite yet matched his fame. He was a genus when it came to aviation and mechanics. He advised the making and design of several planes from ones

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Bred
  • Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh

    Charles Lindbergh Born February 4, 1902, in Detroit, Michigan, Charles Lindbergh grew up on a farm near Little Falls, Minnesota the son of a lawyer/U.S. Congressman. Charles showed exceptional mechanical ability, even as a child, and was encouraged to attend college and make the most of his talent. After graduating high school, Charles stayed on to work at the family farm for two years before enrolling in the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he would study

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  • Charles Lindbergh and His Contribution to Aviation Industry

    Charles Lindbergh and His Contribution to Aviation Industry

    Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born on Feb. 4, 1902, in Detroit. He was the son of Charles Augustus Lindbergh, Sr., a lawyer, who also served later as a U.S. congressman from Minnesota from 1907 to 1917, which would have opened a lot of doors for him, but he decided to follow his own path. In early age he showed interest in mechanics and machines, which guided him to study engineering. In 1922 he quit the

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    Submitted: June 12, 2010 By: Vika
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