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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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  • George Herman Ruth, Jr - Early Life

    George Herman Ruth, Jr - Early Life

    George Herman Ruth, Jr. was born on February 6, 1895 in Baltimore, Maryland. His parents were Kate Schamberger-Ruth and George Herman Ruth, Sr., who tended bar and eventually owned his own tavern near the Baltimore waterfront. The Ruths had a total of eight children, but only two survived past infancy: a daughter named Mamie and a son named George, Jr.--the boy who would grow up to be an American hero. George, Jr. did not have

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Tasha
  • George Mason

    George Mason

    George Mason's greatest accomplishment was being the founding father of the national Bill of Rights. He was a planter from Virginia, had grown up rich on one of the nicest and best plantations in Alexandria, Fairfax County, Virginia. He was an important member of the town's church, had all the best tutors growing up, and had been raised to be a Virginian aristocrat (Miers 39). Mason married 'well' and had a large family of nine

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Steve
  • George Mason

    George Mason

    George Mason Profile George Mason was born on December 11, 1725, at the Mason family plantation in Fairfax County, Virginia. His father died in 1735 when there was an accident on the Potomac. On April 4, 1750, he got married to ann Eilbeck who was sixteen years old. They lived in a house on George's property in Dogue's Neck, Virginia. He completed the construction of Gunston Hall . Gunston Hall is a Georgian mansion near

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    Submitted: February 6, 2010 By: Fatih
  • George McKenna

    George McKenna

    George McKenna Who would want to be principle of a predominately black gang ridden South Los Angeles High School? George McKenna did; he is a courageous, young black man who wants to change this school into a proud educational institution. McKenna was a very intelligent man, he worked very hard in pursuing what was right, and above all he wants to make a difference in the community. How do you go about changing a school

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Jack
  • George Orwell

    George Orwell

    George Orwell was born in Motihari, Bengal, India, as the second child of Richard Walmesley Blair and Ida Mabel Limonzin. His father was a civil servant in the opium department and his mother was the daughter of a tea merchant in Burma. In 1904 Orwell moved with his mother and sister to England, where he attended Eton. His first writings Orwell published in college periodicals. During these years Orwell developed his antipathy towards the English

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    Submitted: April 15, 2010 By: Top
  • George Orwell

    George Orwell

    Owing largely to progress in communications and other technologies, governments and businesses today have more power than ever to monitor and influence what we buy, were we go, what we watch or read, and what we believe. Recent terrorists attacks in the United States of America (most notably, the destruction of the twin World Trade Towers in New York and the Pentagon, and the delivery of Anthrax spores to public officials and the media in

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    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: Jack
  • George Seurat

    George Seurat

    During his short life, Georges-Pierre Seurat was an innovator in an age of innovators in the field of art. This french painter was a leader in a movement called neo-impressionist in the late 19th century. Unlike the broad brushstrokes of the impressionist, Seurat developed a technique called pointillism or divisionism. In this method, he used small dots or strokes of contrasting color to create the subtle changes contained within the painting. Seurat was an art

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Janna
  • George Soros Spanish

    George Soros Spanish

    Introducciуn Este trabajo trata del inversor, filбntropo, filуsofo y escritor americano de origen hъngaro George Soros. Empezamos con un breve repaso de las estaciones mбs importantes de su vida en forma de currнculo. Despuйs detallaremos su evoluciуn de ser un estudiante cualquiera a ser una de las personas mбs ricas del mundo y mбs influyentes de la bolsa. A continuaciуn hablaremos de Soros como filбntropo, que siendo una de las personas mбs ricas del mundo

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    Submitted: May 4, 2010 By: Anna
  • George Tsypin Influences and Views

    George Tsypin Influences and Views

    Colby Higgins THEA 3650 4/24/13 George Tsypin Influences and Views With every new work of George Tsypin that comes to the stage, it is a new challenge to the art of live theatre. Each design is bolder and more extravagant than the last. He dabbles in scene design on Broadway, and various operas, film and he is also an architect and sculptor. Tsypin graduated from the Moscow Architectural Institute in 1977, where his mind was

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    Submitted: December 3, 2015 By: ctracing07
  • George W. Bush

    George W. Bush

    George W. Bush is all for diversity, he explained last week, but he doesn't care for the way they do it at the University of Michigan. The Administration has asked the Supreme Court to rule the Michigan system unconstitutional because of the scoring method it uses for rating applicants. "At the undergraduate level," said Bush, "African-American students and some Hispanic students and Native American students receive 20 points out of a maximum of 150, not

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    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Fonta
  • George W. Bush’s Decision to Make His First Overseas Trip to Mexico

    George W. Bush’s Decision to Make His First Overseas Trip to Mexico

    George W. Bush’s decision to make his first overseas trip to Mexico, in mid-February, has generated a great deal of speculation about what this could possibly mean for changes in U.S. policy toward Latin America over the next four years. It is clear that Mexico is vastly more familiar and comfortable for Bush than any other foreign country. In light of the questions raised about the former Texas governor’s foreign policy experience and competence during

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Fatih
  • George Washigton Carver

    George Washigton Carver

    George Washington Carver George Washington Carver is one of the best known black inventors. He is most known for inventing over three hundred uses for the peanut. He was only issued three patents but countless products of his are in use today. From mayonaise to instant coffee, Carver loved to invent. Carver was born in 1864 in Missouri. His father was a farmer and slave named Moses Carver. Born in hard times during the Civil

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Jon
  • George Washington

    George Washington

    You may have known him as the first president to rule our country, or one of out founding fathers, here’s how George Washington became what he is known as in history… George Washington was born on February 22, 1732, on the family plantation in Virginia. As a kid, George Washington never had much of a formal education. Most of his knowledge and self confidence came from his older half-brother Lawrence. Lawrence was educated in England.

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    Submitted: December 9, 2009 By: Jon
  • George Washington

    George Washington

    George Washington was born in Westmoreland County, Virginia, on February 22, 1732 to Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington. Washington grew up on his father’s estate near Pope's Creek along the Potomac River, where he never had any formal education, but was taught by tutors. Washington studied mathematics, surveying, classic literature, and "rules of civility” by which he lived his life. In 1743, when George was 11, his father died. Soon after

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Victor
  • George Washington

    George Washington

    On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. "As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent," he wrote James Madison, "it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles." Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter

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    Submitted: January 29, 2010 By: Artur
  • George Washington

    George Washington

    On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. "As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent," he wrote James Madison, "it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles." Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family,

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Jack
  • George Washington

    George Washington

    George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland, VA. He was the first son of Augustine Washington and Mary Ball Washington. George Washington’s father died in 1743 after that he moved to Mount Vernon with his brother. When he wanted to go out to sea his mother had discouraged him so instead he turned to surveying. Later on his brother had died and he inherited Mount Vernon. In April 1754, George was on

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    Submitted: May 9, 2010 By: Top
  • George Washington Biography

    George Washington Biography

    On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. "As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent," he wrote James Madison, "it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principles." Born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family,

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    Submitted: April 20, 2010 By: Steve
  • George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver, most referred to the "Peanut Man" was born into slavery around 1864 in Diamond, Missouri. His birth date is not known for sure because birth records were not properly kept by the slave owners. As a child, he was very sick and no one ever thought that he would grow to be one of the most distinguished agriculturists in America. Unfortunately, George never got to know his parents. His father was

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Monika
  • George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver

    It is rare to find a man of the caliber of George Washington Carver. A man who would decline an invitation to work for a salary of more than $100,000 a year, almost a million today, to continue his research on behalf of his countrymen. Agricultural chemist, Carver discovered three hundred uses for peanuts and hundreds more uses for soybeans, pecans and sweet potatoes. Among the listed items that he suggested to southern farmers to

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    Submitted: November 22, 2009 By: regina
  • George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver, most referred to the “Peanut Man” was born into slavery around 1864 in Diamond, Missouri. His birth date is not known for sure because birth records were not properly kept by the slave owners. As a child, he was very sick and no one ever thought that he would grow to be one of the most distinguished agriculturists in America. Unfortunately, George never got to know his parents. His father was

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver was a famous scientist. Carver did some work with agriculture. George discovered and did experiments with different plants used in farming. Carver helped make different pesticides to fight against insects that ate farmers crops. George Carver developed new ways that are still used today in farming today. Carver also found uses for different things like peanuts and other plants. He also was awarded many medals and honors during his life time. George

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    Submitted: December 1, 2009 By: Yan
  • George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver

    George Washington Carver was born in 1860 near Diamond Grove, Missouri. He died January 5, 1943 in Tuskegee, Alabama. He was an agricultural chemist and experimenter who became a benefactor of the American South and a cultural hero. He dedicated his life to bettering and improving the economy of the South by improving the soil and crop diversification. Carver and his mother were slaves. Their slave master's name was Moses Carver. George and his mother

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Kevin
  • George Wells Beadle

    George Wells Beadle

    George Wells Beadle was born at Wahoo, Nebraska, U.S.A., October 22, 1903, the son of Chauncey Elmer Beadle, a farmer, and his wife Hattie Albro. George was educated at the Wahoo High School and might himself have become a farmer if one of his teachers at school had not directed his mind towards science and persuaded him to go to the College of Agriculture at Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1926 he took his B.Sc. degree at

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: Mike
  • George Wells Beadle

    George Wells Beadle

    George Wells Beadle was born at Wahoo, Nebraska, U.S.A., October 22, 1903, the son of Chauncey Elmer Beadle, a farmer, and his wife Hattie Albro. George was educated at the Wahoo High School and might himself have become a farmer if one of his teachers at school had not directed his mind towards science and persuaded him to go to the College of Agriculture at Lincoln, Nebraska. In 1926 he took his B.Sc. degree at

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: David
  • George Yi

    George Yi

    George Lawrence Yi (November 23, 1941 - January 6, 2005) was an Australian scientist who in 1994 discovered a vital genetic improvement to the antibiotic ampicillin, that increased its effectiveness against many types of cocci bacteria (including two types of previously incurable streptococci strains). Born to a Malaysian father and Mauritian mother, he was a particularly bright student, excelling in both science and mathematics. Going to Cambridge University in 1958, he read a Masters of

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Yan
  • Georgia Okeeffe

    Georgia Okeeffe

    Georgia O’Keefe Georgia O’Keefe was the American woman who painted in the ways of the abstract realist. She was famous for painting many kinds of flowers, bones, caves as well as city scapes and buildings. The most interesting issue is that she reduced all her paintings to the elemental form of her subjects. It wasn’t a replication of reality, but rather a celebration of all the forms, colors, and lines that come together in our

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    Submitted: January 30, 2010 By: Anna
  • Georgia O’keefe

    Georgia O’keefe

    Georgia O’Keefe Georgia O’Keefe is a famous American painter who painted beautiful flowers and landscapes. But she painted these images in such a way that many people believed she was portraying sexual imagery. “O’Keefe’s depictions of flowers in strict frontality and enlarged to giant scale were entirely original in character . . . the view into the open blossoms evoked an image of the female psyche and invited erotic associations.” (Joachimides 47) O’Keefe denies these

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    Submitted: December 3, 2009 By: Monika
  • Gerda Wiessmann Klein Foundation

    Gerda Wiessmann Klein Foundation

    Gerda Wiessmann Klein has done much with her life since the holocaust. She has written several books, the most famous one being her first book about her experiences in the holocaust, All But My Life. She has also accepted an oscar in 1995 because of a documentary made about her in the concentration camps, One Survivor Remembers. Gerda’s experience in the concentration camps was without family, as both her parents were killed in Auschwitz, and

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    Submitted: December 7, 2009 By: Victor
  • Geroge Gershwin

    Geroge Gershwin

    George Gershwin (1898-1937) George Gershwin, born in Brooklyn, New York on 26 September 1898, was born the second of four children of Morris and Rose Gershovitz, Russians who immigrated to New York in 1891. George and his family lived on Manhattan's lower east side in a poor Jewish community. After settling down in New York, his father changed the family name to Gershvin. It was George who later altered his last name to Gershwin when

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
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