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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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  • James Madison

    James Madison

    James Madison was born March 16, 1751 he was the fourth president of the United States. He attended the college of New Jersey. He is often known as "the father of the constitution." He helped make the u.s fedral system, and help design the checks and balences. Before becoming presidnet he was secretary of state when Thomas Jefferson was president. He and Thomas were good friends. James Madison would try to keep the USA

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • James Mercer Langston Hughes

    James Mercer Langston Hughes

    James Mercer Langston Hughes, an African American, became a well known poet, novelist, journalist, and playwright. During the Harlem Renaissance, Langston Hughes gained fame and respect for his ability to express the Black American experiences in his works. He was one of the most original and versatile of the twentieth – century black writers. Influenced by Paul Laurence Dunbar, Carl Dandburg, and his grandmother Carrie Mercer Langston Hughes, Langston Hughes began writing creatively while he

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Max
  • James Monroe

    James Monroe

    James Monroe was born in the quiet town of Westmoreland County, Virginia on April 28, 1758. His father, Spencer Monroe, was married to Elizabeth Jones in 1752. Spencer Monroe was a circuit judge and a farmer for the town (Kane 40). Monroe was the oldest of five. There were four other children; Andrew, Joseph, and Elizabeth. His third brother had died in his early childhood. He attended grammar school at a small academy for boys.

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • James Monroe

    James Monroe

    James Monroe was born in the quiet town of Westmoreland County, Virginia on April 28, 1758. His father, Spencer Monroe, was married to Elizabeth Jones in 1752. Spencer Monroe was a circuit judge and a farmer for the town (Kane 40). Monroe was the oldest of five. There were four other children; Andrew, Joseph, and Elizabeth. His third brother had died in his early childhood. He attended grammar school at a small academy for boys.

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Fatih
  • James the 1st

    James the 1st

    Son to Mary Queen of Scots and her second husband, Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley. He descended from the Tudors through Margaret, daughter of Henry VII, both Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Stewart were grandchildren of Margaret Tudor. James ascended the Scottish throne upon the abdication of his mother in 1567, but Scotland was ruled by regent, until James reached his majority. He married Anne of Denmark in 1589, who bore him three sons and

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Jack
  • James the 1st

    James the 1st

    Son to Mary Queen of Scots and her second husband, Henry Stewart, Lord Darnley. He descended from the Tudors through Margaret, daughter of Henry VII, both Mary Queen of Scots and Henry Stewart were grandchildren of Margaret Tudor. James ascended the Scottish throne upon the abdication of his mother in 1567, but Scotland was ruled by regent, until James reached his majority. He married Anne of Denmark in 1589, who bore him three sons and

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Edward
  • James Turrell

    James Turrell

    For nearly three decades James Turrell has used light, distance, and space in his work to create some of the most unique, visually stunning pieces of modern art. His goal is to create illusions and perceptions for the human eye. When asked about his work, James Turrell once said, “I am really interested in the qualities of one space sensing another. It is like looking at someone looking. Objectivity is gained by being once removed.

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Mikki
  • James Watt

    James Watt

    James Watt James Watt was born January 19th,1736 at Greenock and at this time no one would even begin to imagine his effect on the Industrial Revolution. When James was fifteen years old he had read books about and become accustomed to Philosophy (kind of like modern physics). He had also completed many of his own chemical experiments and even started to produce and construct his own products such as a small electronic device that

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Max
  • James Weldon Johnson

    James Weldon Johnson

    James Weldon Johnson was born on June 17, 1871 in Jacksonville, Fla. He is best known as being a poet, composor, diplomat, and anthologist of black culture. James was trained in music and other subjects by his mother, a schoolteacher. Johnson graduated from Atlanta University with A.B. in 1894. He later obtained a M.A. in 1904 while studying at Columbia. For several years he was principal of the black high school in Jacksonville, Fla. He

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Jack
  • James Weldon Johnson

    James Weldon Johnson

    James Weldon Johnson was born on June 17, 1871 in Jacksonville, Fla. He is best known as being a poet, composor, diplomat, and anthologist of black culture. James was trained in music and other subjects by his mother, a schoolteacher. Johnson graduated from Atlanta University with A.B. in 1894. He later obtained a M.A. in 1904 while studying at Columbia. For several years he was principal of the black high school in Jacksonville, Fla. He

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    Submitted: February 15, 2010 By: Wendy
  • Jamie Foxx

    Jamie Foxx

    After his latest nominations for the best actor and supporting actor, Jamie Foxx‘s career, accomplishments and talents have constantly been rising, seeing as though his performance in the film “Ray” was remarkably astonishing. Surprising critics his entertainment skills have improved so much, but those skills Jamie says “Were there all along”. It doesn’t seem like he has been in the business for 15 years, it seems shorter than that. But how did this entertainment

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    Submitted: January 14, 2010 By: Mike
  • Jan Van Eyck

    Jan Van Eyck

    Jan van Eyck was a master in style and symbolism, establishing a firm superiority in glaze technique and delicately and elaborately applying subtle, yet powerful religious references to what at first glance may seem simple portraits. Van Eyck's drawing, Saint Barbara, completed in 1437, is an example of the artist's use of fictional exotic or Romanesque style structures, suggestive of those from the Old Testament. (p.99 textbook) Other symbolism includes the walled city that

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Jan Vermeer's Career

    Jan Vermeer's Career

    Seventeenth-Century Art Writing Assignment Jan Vermeer's career spread over a century of great change- in art, technology, and social customs. In art, subject matter ceased to be the most important component of great paintings. This allowed artists to discover how to appreciate and portray the sheer beauty of the world. One of the greatest of these masters was Jan Vermeer, born a generation after Rembrandt. Vermeer did not paint many pictures in his life, and

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams

    The late 1800s was a time when many immigrants were coming to America, social classes were being distinguished, and a great deal of prejudices was sweeping over the United States. The upper and middle classes had extreme advantages over the lower class, which consisted of a large number of immigrants. These lower class individuals were looked down upon by the prestigious upper class, who were brought up with the best of everything for their time

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    Submitted: January 7, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams

    The late 1800s was a time when many immigrants were coming to America, social classes were being distinguished, and a great deal of prejudices was sweeping over the United States. The upper and middle classes had extreme advantages over the lower class, which consisted of a large number of immigrants. These lower class individuals were looked down upon by the prestigious upper class, who were brought up with the best of everything for their

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    Submitted: May 13, 2010 By: Mike
  • Jane Addams

    Jane Addams

    An American pragmatist and feminist, Hull-House founder Jane Addams (1860-1935) came of age in time of increasing tensions and division between segments of the American society, a division that was reflected in debates about educational reform. In the midst of this diversity, Addams saw the profoundly interdependent nature of all social and political interaction, and she aligned her efforts to support, emphasize and increase this interdependence. Education was one of the ways she relied on

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    Submitted: May 31, 2010 By: Mike
  • Jane Addams and Hull House

    Jane Addams and Hull House

    Jane Addams and Hull House Born in Cederville, Illinois, on September 6, 1860, Jane Addams founded the world famous social settlement of Hull House. From Hull House, where she lived and worked from it's start in 1889 to her death in 1935, Jane Addams built her reputation as the country's most prominent women through her writings, settlement work and international efforts for world peace. In 1931, she became the first women to win the Nobel

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Jane Addams and Hull House

    Jane Addams and Hull House

    Jane Addams and Hull House Born in Cederville, Illinois, on September 6, 1860, Jane Addams founded the world famous social settlement of Hull House. From Hull House, where she lived and worked from it’s start in 1889 to her death in 1935, Jane Addams built her reputation as the country’s most prominent women through her writings, settlement work and international efforts for world peace. In 1931, she became the first women to win the Nobel

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    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen

    Jane Austen lived from 1775 until 1817, a span of four decades that saw significant changes in English social, political, and economic life. At the time her birth, England was embroiled in a bitter struggle with its American colonies, the loss of which, several years later, proved to be a tremendous blow to English political and military prestige. Under the rule of George III, England's political climate became increasingly unstable with constant struggles between the

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Jane Austen

    Jane Austen

    Jane Austen lived from 1775 until 1817, a span of four decades that saw significant changes in English social, political, and economic life. At the time her birth, England was embroiled in a bitter struggle with its American colonies, the loss of which, several years later, proved to be a tremendous blow to English political and military prestige. Under the rule of George III, England's political climate became increasingly unstable with constant struggles between the

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Jane Austin

    Jane Austin

    “That young Lady has a talent for describing the involvements of feelings and characters of ordinary life which is to me the most wonderful I ever met with,” declared Sir Walter Scott, a Scottish Novelist and Poet of Jane Austen’s time. Rather than mention historical events in her books Jane Austen writes about “everyday life” of the early Nineteenth century British society, where she grew up. The first chapter of Jane Austen’s own story starts

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    Submitted: February 1, 2010 By: Mike
  • Jane Goodall

    Jane Goodall

    Jane Goodall Major Topics and Research Methods Jane Goodall is a psychologist who studies the relationship between humans and chimpanzees. Jane starts her research by moving to Cape Town in Africa and meeting up with Louis Leaky, who hired her to do some research with him. After observing how serious and methodical she was, Leaky selected her to do a study of chimps and he obtained the necessary funding for the project. Goodall research methods

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    Submitted: January 31, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Jane Wyatt

    Jane Wyatt

    Actress Jane Wyatt dies on October 20, 2006 at the age of 96. Reports say she passed away in her Bel-Air home in her sleep due to natural causes. Upon news of her passing, hundreds of websites and message boards mourn and exchange stories as to how this woman has affected their lives. An online guest book was immediately created in order for Jane Wyatt fans to congregate and write down their memories of

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Edward
  • Japanese Language Essay

    Japanese Language Essay

    1. I decided to apply to Seiritsu Gakuen as I want to improve my ability to play Football. My goal is to play professionally. The intensity and high level of training in Japan is something I am in need of as it is much higher than what is available in Australia. Seiritsu has a reputation as a school with a great elite program and it would be an honour to be able to train and

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    Submitted: December 14, 2018 By: toadbear2
  • Japanese Titans of the 20th Century

    Japanese Titans of the 20th Century

    Japan may have been the first Asian country to modernize in the 19th century, but products produced by this newly-opened nation back then were still subclass as compared to those produced elsewhere in the world. Unlike the Japan we know of today, Japan 100 years ago was only specialized in silk, textile and cotton production. A likely reason for this was the absence of competition due to the market regulation favoring state-owned businesses. As the

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Fatih
  • Jared

    Jared

    • Can I buy you a drink, or do you just want the money. • I may not be Fred Flintstone, but I bet I can make your bed rock. • Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk by again? • Hi, my name is {name}, how do you like me so far? • Your body's name must be Visa, because it's everywhere I want to be. • I may

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Yan
  • Jasjd

    Jasjd

    developed in a study written in early 1906 by the recently retired Chief of the German General Staff, Count Alfred yon Schlieffen (1833-1913). The concept was to deploy the entire German army in the west. No forces would be sent to protect East Prussia against the Russians. Seven-eighths of the German army was to be deployed between Metz and Aachen, on the right wing of the German front, leaving just one-eighth of the army to

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    Submitted: April 24, 2011 By: Kdawg90
  • Jasper Johns

    Jasper Johns

    Jasper Johns was a painter, sculptor, and a printmaker. He was one of America’s best known post abstract expressionists and minimalists. When people think of Jasper Johns they usually think about pictures of flags and numbers. Johns completed his first flag painting in 1955. He was born in Allendale, South Carolina and grew up with no formal art training but did attend the University of South Carolina for two years. In 1949, he moved to

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    Submitted: March 22, 2010 By: Edward
  • Jay-Z

    Jay-Z

    Reasonable Doubt generated three more charting singles -- "Can't Knock the Hustle," which featured Mary J. Blige on the hook; "Dead Presidents"; and "Feelin' It" -- and set the stage for Jay-Z's follow-up, In My Lifetime, Vol. 1 (1997). Much more commercially successful than its predecessor, In My Lifetime peaked at number three on the Billboard album chart, quite a substantial improvement commercially over Reasonable Doubt. The album boasted numerous marketable contributors such as Puff

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Mike
  • Jay-Z Bio

    Jay-Z Bio

    Jay-Z was born Shawn Corey Carter on December 4, 1969. He grew up in the infamous Marcy projects in Brooklyn with a sister and a brother. You would think that just growing up on the Marcy projects would be hard enough on a kid, but at the age of twelve, Shawn’s parents got a divorce. Shawn then attended the Brooklyn High school with two of today’s better known rappers, Biggie Smalls and Busta Rhymes.

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Venidikt
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