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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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  • 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

    Essay Length: 2,119 Words / 9 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 969 Words / 4 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,629 Words / 7 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 304 Words / 2 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 2,113 Words / 9 Pages
    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'

    Essay Length: 924 Words / 4 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 518 Words / 3 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 1,099 Words / 5 Pages
    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

    Essay Length: 801 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • 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

    Essay Length: 343 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: June 12, 2010 By: Vika
  • Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

    Charles Lutwidge Dodgson

    Charles Lutwidge Dodgson was born on January 27, 1832 in Daresbury, England to the Reverend Charles Dodgson and Frances Jane Lutwidge. Charles Dodgson senior was born in 1800 and studied Mathematics and Classics at Oxford. After marrying his cousin Frances, he became curate at All Saints’ Church in Daresbury. Ten of their eleven children were born there; Charles junior was the eldest boy. He grew up in a strict Christian household and his parents provided

    Essay Length: 2,294 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: April 29, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Charles Manson

    Charles Manson

    Charles Manson Charles Manson has been named "the most dangerous man alive." Society referred to him as the devil. They believed he was the reason society was so bad in the 1960's. The 1950's to the 1960's was uncontrollably filled with violence. Our culture was shattered by the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. At the same time, body bags from Vietnam were building up from

    Essay Length: 2,754 Words / 12 Pages
    Submitted: January 7, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Charles Manson

    Charles Manson

    Charles Manson is known as one of the most sinister and evil criminals of all time. He organized the murders that shocked the world and his name still strikes fear into American hearts. Manson's childhood, personality, and uncanny ability to control people led to the creation of a family-like cult and ultimately to the bloody murders of numerous innocent people. Charles M. Manson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on November 11, 1934. His mother, Kathleen

    Essay Length: 2,563 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Jack
  • Charles Manson

    Charles Manson

    Charles Manson has been named "the most dangerous man alive." Society referred to him as the devil. They believed he was the reason society was so bad in the 1960's. The 1950's to the 1960's was uncontrollably filled with violence. Our culture was shattered by the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy, Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy. At the same time, body bags from Vietnam were building up from a war

    Essay Length: 2,728 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Jon
  • Charles Ng

    Charles Ng

    On June 2, 1985, Officer Daniel Wright, of the San Francisco Police Department, was dispatched to a lumberyard where a shoplifting had just occurred. Upon arrival, a store employee informed the officer that an Asian man had concealed a bench vice in his jacket and was seen placing it in the trunk of a 1980 Honda Prelude., and when the employee attempted to question the man he quickly fled on foot. Officer Wright looked into

    Essay Length: 956 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: May 30, 2010 By: July
  • Charles Schulz

    Charles Schulz

    Perseverance and failure cannot coexist. Failure happens when you quit. When all is said and done, perseverance, commonly referred to as "stick-to-itiveness," is the ultimate success insurance. Nothing can take its place. -Charles Schulz Charles Schulz has persevered through most of his life to ensure that Americans can laugh when they receive the news paper every morning. He worked every day through cancer and wars and even the death of his parents. In a career

    Essay Length: 696 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Charles Waddell Chesnutt

    Charles Waddell Chesnutt

    Charles Waddell Chesnutt was born to free blacks Andrew Jackson Chesnutt and Anne Maria Sampson, in Cleveland, Ohio, on 20 June 1858. Chesnutt's parents had recently emigrated from Fayetteville, N.C. After the Civil War, when he was eight years old, Chesnutt's parents returned to Fayetteville, where Charles worked part-time in the family grocery store and attended a school founded by the Freedmen's Bureau. In 1872 financial necessity forced him to begin a teaching career in

    Essay Length: 562 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Monika
  • Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin

    Charles Chaplin's parents, Charles and Hannah Chaplin, were music hall entertainers. His first stage appearance, at age five, was singing a song in place of his mother who had become ill. At eight he toured in a musical, "The Eight Lancaster Lads". Nearly 11, he appeared in "Giddy Ostende" at London's Hippodrome. From age 17 to 24 he was with Fred Karno's English vaudeville troupe, which brought him to New York in 1910, aged 21.

    Essay Length: 320 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Top
  • Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin was many things to many people. He was first and foremost a great silent artist. He was a complex individual who delighted and enraged. He moved human beings emotionally one-way or the other. He lived at the top of the world, and his screen image (instantly recognizable in silhouette) pierced the psyches of people everywhere. Chaplin was born on April 16, 1889 in Walworth. London. He spent his childhood in extreme poverty. Although

    Essay Length: 537 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Charlie Chaplin

    Charlie Chaplin

    Most of the people who love movies should know the name of Charlie Chaplin——the world famous performing artists. Chaplin was born in a happy family.But unfortunately happy life didn’t last long.When he was very small,his parents divorced. And his father died early because of intemperance.So his mother Hannah is responsible for taking care of his brother and him. Life was very hard. Hannah was a professional singer. During a performance,Hannan's voice suddenly lost, the audience

    Essay Length: 375 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: October 6, 2016 By: chenyumeng
  • Charlie Chaplin "autobiography"

    Charlie Chaplin "autobiography"

    I was born Charles Spencer Chaplin in Walworth, London on April 16, 1889. I have an older brother, Sydney, but he’s only my half brother- same mother, different father. I was named after my father, but he was a drunk. He died when he was thirty-seven. My mother, Hannah, was a music hall entertainer. Both her physical and mental health fluctuated during my youth. One night, when I was five years old, she became sick

    Essay Length: 1,575 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Jon
  • Charlie Parker

    Charlie Parker

    Charlie Parker was born in Kansas City, Kansas on August 29, 1920. He was born under the name Charles Christopher Parker. His father did not play a huge role in his life and left Charlie and his mother after Charlie was born. Charlie's mother, Adelaide "Addie" Bailey, was a strong independent woman who was half African American and half Choctaw Indian. She soon moved the family to Kansas City, Missouri. Charlie then began going to

    Essay Length: 1,547 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: May 6, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Che Guevara Biography

    Che Guevara Biography

    Intro Che Guevara met an undignified death in a dilapidated school house in Bolivia, at the hands of a CIA backed counter revolution. The generation that would see him the most had not been born yet, and many of that generation would not know why this well drawn face is on hats, shirts and posters at Hot Topic. They won't know the face was communism's last best hope, shot down after the imperialist world joined

    Essay Length: 1,910 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: January 6, 2010 By: Max
  • Che Guevara Timeline

    Che Guevara Timeline

    SHORT CHRONICLE OF A REVOLUTIONARY 1928 June 14, Ernesto Guevara was born in the city of Rosario, Argentina. 1932 Guevara's family moved to Alta Gracia, province of Cordoba, Argentina 1948 Ernesto Guevara traveled around the Argentinian provinces. 1951 December; he left for Chile and Peru with his friend Granado. Guevara lived for a short time in the leper colony of Huambo. Then he continued his journey to Bogata and later to Caracas. 1953 Back in

    Essay Length: 900 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Cheater


    World War I, 1914-18, also called the Great War, was a conflict, chiefly in Europe, among most of the world's great powers. On one side were the Allies (chiefly France, Britain, Russia, and the U.S.); on the other were the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey). Prominent among the war's causes were the imperialist, territorial, and economic rivalries of the great powers. The German empire in particular was determined to establish itself as the preeminent

    Essay Length: 563 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 23, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Chef Alfred Portale

    Chef Alfred Portale

    Chef Alfred Portale Chef Portale is known for his immense plates which are as legendary for their intricate appearances as for their complex savors comes from the inspiration of “Julia Child’s: Mastering the Art of French Cooking”, vexed Portale’s devotion to food from the beginning. But culinary was not his initial career choice, starting as an upscale jewelry designer to the first-rate chef where he mastered the art of fuel, advancing to the top in

    Essay Length: 566 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: October 10, 2016 By: alphagirl1908
  • Cherokee


    At first, or so assumed, there were 14 tribes. Though through the years it narrowed down to 7, because of extiction and/or absoration. The tribe names were as followed Ani-wa'-ya (wolf) Ani-Kawi(deer) Ani-Tsi'skwa(bird) Ani-wi'di(paint) Ani'Sah'a'ni Ani'Ga'tagewi Ani'-Gi-la'hi The last three tribe names couldn't be translated with assured acccuracy. The main reason of extinction was because of what is called 'The Trail of Tears'. To settlers it meant new horizons. Dreams of riches and new lives.

    Essay Length: 1,468 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Monika
  • Chesar Chavez

    Chesar Chavez

    The narrations can play a crucial role in the presentation of the history. They are the teachings, the counsels, the stories and proverbios of their childhood the ones that prompted Caesar E. Chбvez to be become spokesman of thousands of people and example to continue for many million. It was born March 31, 1927 near Yuma, Arizona. Its early experiences molded it and enraizaron firmly in a rich tradition mexicoestaounidense. Their subsequent life would do

    Essay Length: 316 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: regina
  • Chian Kai-Shek: Visionary or Oppressor

    Chian Kai-Shek: Visionary or Oppressor

    Chian Kai-Shek: Visionary or Oppressor. Chiang Kai-Shek served as Generalissimo of the national government of the Republic of China (ROC) from 1928 until his death in 1975, taking control of the Kuomintang (KMT) after the death of Sun Yat-sen in 1925. Chiang led nationalist troops in the Northern Expedition to unify China and end the Warlord era. He emerged victorious in 1928 as the overall leader of the ROC.[1] Chiang led China in the Second

    Essay Length: 1,204 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Mike
  • Child Called It

    Child Called It

    As much as great this book by Dave Pelzer was, there was some things I did not like. One of the things I didn't like was the fact that his father didn't do anything when he saw his beloved child in pain. What kind of father does that? I understand that David's mother had control over her husband, but a good father would try do anything to save his son from all of this pain.

    Essay Length: 466 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: May 21, 2010 By: Kevin
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