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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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  • Plato

    Plato

    Plato was a Greek philosopher during the 4th century BCE. He was born in 427BCE, during the "Golden Age of Athens." His birth was three years after the Peloponnesian War began and one year after Pericles died from the plague. Plato was the son of Ariston, a descendant from the last king of Athens and Perictone, a descendant of Solon. Solon was an aristocratic reformer who wrote the constitution that established Athenian democracy. Plato's family

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Mike
  • Plato

    Plato

    Birth and family The exact birthdate of Plato is unknown. Based on ancient sources, most modern scholars estimate that he was born in Athens or Aegina[b] between 428 and 427 BC[a] His father was Ariston. According to a disputed tradition, reported by Diogenes Laertius, Ariston traced his descent from the king of Athens, Codrus, and the king of Messenia, Melanthus.[4] Plato's mother was Perictione, whose family boasted of a relationship with the famous Athenian lawmaker

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Plato

    Plato

    Plato, born in Athens around 427 BC, was considered to be one of the earliest philosophers. He lived during the Age of Synthesis. After his father's death his mother married a friend of Pericles so he was politically connected to both the oligarchy and democracy. After the Peloponnesian War, his mother's brother and uncle tried to persuade him to join in the oligarchical rules of Athens. Instead, Plato joined his two older brothers in becoming

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    Submitted: April 5, 2010 By: Steve
  • Plato - Short Biography

    Plato - Short Biography

    Plato Plato was born on or around May 21, 427 in Athens. His real name was Aristocles. Plato (meaning broad) was his wrestling name. He was the child of Ariston and Perictione, both of Athenian aristocratic ancestry. He lived his whole life in Athens, although he traveled to various places such as Sicily and southern Italy on several occasions. Little is known of his early years, but he was given the finest education Athens had

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    Submitted: March 31, 2010 By: Mike
  • Platteville

    Platteville

    Life is given and taken everyday. Some people get so engulfed into their own materialist lives that they don’t realize what they have until it is gone. Everyday I hear, someway or another, ‘Live Life to the Fullest’. This phrase has been thrown around and used so much in today’s society. People don’t respond when they see it; people just see through it. A lot of people question how to we live life to the

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    Submitted: June 12, 2010 By: Mike
  • Pocahontas: The Indian Princess

    Pocahontas: The Indian Princess

    POCAHONTAS: THE INDIAN PRINCESS Pocahontas was born in Virginia. She was the daughter of Chief Powatan. Her clan name was Matoaka. Her nickname was Pocahontas. Both names mean "mischievous". She was known for her courage and kindness. When Pocahontas was twelve years old, white men came to Virginia from England. Pocahontas was curious about the English Colonists. Pocahontas played with the children in the English Village they called Jamestown. Pocahontas knew the English were hungry,

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    Submitted: December 27, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Poe Test

    Poe Test

    Poe Test After reading some of Poe’s work, I felt that two of his best pieces were “A Tall-tale Heart” and “The Cask of Amontillado.” They weren’t exactly the same, but they had the same general idea. In both stories the main character goes a little bit insane and kills somebody. They do not murder the person the exact same way or for the same reason. In “The Tell-Tale Heart,” the main character suffocated the

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    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Polar Bears

    Polar Bears

    The polar bear, also known as the white bear, northern bear, or sea bear, is a large bear native to the Arctic. It is one of the two largest land carnivore species and the top predator within its area. It is well adapted to its habitat: it has thick blubber and fur to insulate to it against the cold as well as white colored fur that camouflages it from its prey. The polar bear hunts

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    Submitted: January 1, 2010 By: Vika
  • Police

    Police

    Law Enforcement has been around since the beginning of man. The Code of Hammurabi, a book of 282 different codes, which specifically spelled out punishments for crimes, was followed back as early as 1700 B.C. (Geo Quest, Current Events, 00113492, 10/28/2005, Vol. 105, Issue 8) In the Bible's story of Adam and Eve, God cast Adam and Eve out of the Garden of Eden as a punishment for breaking the rules. (The Holy Bible: Genesis

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    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Mike
  • Poll Girl

    Poll Girl

    The preoccupation right now is soaring fuel prices: cheaper natural gas is unavailable in this region, and wood heat is often impractical or insufficient. But because of limited federal money, average fuel assistance for the 46,000 low-income Maine families expected to apply will probably decline to $579 this year, from $688 last year, said Jo-Ann Choate of the Maine State Housing Agency. Skip to next paragraph Enlarge This Image Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times Viola

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    Submitted: March 28, 2010 By: Vika
  • Polyphonic Hmi - Mixing Math and Music

    Polyphonic Hmi - Mixing Math and Music

    Subject: Polyphonic HMI: Mixing Math and Music This is to recommend that Hit Song Science should market its product and services to record labels attempting to catch a larger share of the market. BACKGROUND Polyphonic HMI is preparing to launch Hit Song Science, which analyzes the mathematical characteristics of music compared to past music hits, making it possible to determine a song's hit potential. Music characteristics can be analyzed by math such as melody, tempo,

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    Submitted: April 27, 2011 By: rrrrrr89q739387
  • Ponyboy

    Ponyboy

    Dallas Winston By: Carson Shanholtz Block: 4 Date: 10/18/16 Ponyboy leaped from inside the burning church with flames heating his back as his jacket was burning. I reacted fast and gave his back a big slap to try to put out the flames before they burned him to death. “Ponyboy” I yelled as he hit the ground, Ponyboy was lying flat on the ground he was out cold. Johnny was burnt really bad by time

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    Submitted: November 6, 2016 By: Carson26
  • Pope Benedict Xvi Biography

    Pope Benedict Xvi Biography

    Pope Benedict XVI: A Life and Papacy Revealed On April 19, 2005 Joseph Alois Ratzinger was elected as successor to the beloved Pope John Paul II. He was formally enthroned during the papal inauguration Mass on April 24, 2005 and chose the name of Pope Benedict XVI (Wiki P. Ben XVI bio). Elected at the age of 78 Pope Benedict XVI was the oldest to be elected Pope since Clement XII in 1730 (Wiki P.

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    Submitted: November 28, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II Karol Joseph Wojtyla was born in Wadowice, Poland on May 18, 1920, to an officer in the Polish army and a former school teacher. As a young man, Karol was athletic. He enjoyed playing soccer as a goalie and took swam in Swaka River. He also was an excellent student and he served as president of his school. Karol developed a love of theater and always wanted to study literature and

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Pope John Paul II

    Pope John Paul II

    A Man Who Became Pope Karol, or Pope Jonh Paul II as we know him, was one of the most couragous men because of all the hardships he faced in his lifetime.In the movie we only saw a small portion of them because the movie stopped right as he became pope. I am sure he faced many many more while serving his term as Pope. Being from Poland, and being a Catholic made him

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    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Pope John Xxiii: A Partner in Solidarity for A Changing World

    Pope John Xxiii: A Partner in Solidarity for A Changing World

    Pope John XXIII: A Partner in Solidarity for a Changing World Pope John was born Angelo Roncalli on November 25, 1881 in Bergamo Italy. He was the fourth child, born to a family of fourteen. His family worked as poor sharecroppers, and was often financially strained. Roncolli decided to become a preiest as a young man, and was ordained in 1904 at the age of twenty-three. Ten years later, during World War I, he was

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    Submitted: May 18, 2010 By: Bred
  • Porters Anaysis

    Porters Anaysis

    Consumer Behaviour - The field of Consumer Behavior “studies how individuals, groups, and organizations select, buy, use, and dispose off goods, services, ideas, or experiences to satisfy their needs and desires.” (Philip Kotler) Motivation is the driving force within individuals that impels them to action. Driving force is produced by a state of tension which exist as a result of some unfulfilled need. Individuals strive both consciously and unconsciously to reduce this tension through behaviour

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    Submitted: November 5, 2017 By: SHILPA SASIDHARAN
  • Poverty in Our Nation

    Poverty in Our Nation

    Poverty In Our Nation Although the United States is one of the richest countries in the world many of it's people sleep in the streets, dig through garbage cans to find food, and carry all that they own in this world on their backs or in shopping carts. These people are classified as the homeless. I believe that being brought up into a lower class, defines your social status in this country. I believe

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Janna
  • Poverty in Our Nation

    Poverty in Our Nation

    Poverty In Our Nation Although the United States is one of the richest countries in the world many of it's people sleep in the streets, dig through garbage cans to find food, and carry all that they own in this world on their backs or in shopping carts. These people are classified as the homeless. I believe that being brought up into a lower class, defines your social status in this country. I believe

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    Submitted: March 2, 2010 By: July
  • Praising the King of Pop Michael Jackson

    Praising the King of Pop Michael Jackson

    Praising the King of Pop Michael Jackson Introduction: Perhaps no one has received this title in history “the king of pop”, now a days many artist’s have arisen and have performed but not as the king of pop known worldwide and in history, has dominated the world of pop as Michael Jackson. Born on August 29, 1958 to a strict working class family in Gary, Indiana. Michael Jackson has gone through personal scandal, family squabbles

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: Max
  • Pregunta 4

    Pregunta 4

    La pregunta 4 de la Consulta Popular que está por realizarse dice así: ¿Está usted de acuerdo en sustituir el actual Pleno del Consejo de la Judicatura por un Consejo de Judicatura de Transición conformado por tres miembros designados, uno por la función Ejecutiva, uno por la Función Legislativa y uno por la Función de Transparencia y Control Social para que en el plazo improrrogable de 18 meses ejerza las competencias del Consejo de la

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    Submitted: May 11, 2011 By: pepabarrionuevo
  • Preludes - Ts Eliot [1888-1965]

    Preludes - Ts Eliot [1888-1965]

    Preludes - TS Eliot [1888-1965] Relevant Background • Thomas Stearns [TS] Eliot was born in into a wealthy family in St Louis, Missouri, America in 1888 • He became a British citizen at the age of 39 in 1927. • His father was president of a brick making company. His mother wrote poetry and was once a teacher and social volunteer. They were determined to educate Thomas well. • TS Eliot’s awareness of how differently

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Bred
  • Pres. Aj

    Pres. Aj

    Andrew Jackson was born in 1767, and grew up in the border of North and South Carolina. He attended frontier schools and acquired the reputation of being fiery-tempered and willing to fight all comers. He also learned to read, and he was often called on by the community to read aloud the news from the Philadelphia papers. In 1775, with the beginning of the American Revolution, Andrew Jackson, then only 13 years old became an

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Present Career, Career Interest and the Value of a College Education

    Present Career, Career Interest and the Value of a College Education

    Running head: APA writing style and mechanics Present Career, Career Interest and the Value of a College Education Present Career, Career Interest and the value of a college education My present career bores me to no end. Just something I fell into when I went to make a Sprint payment. Next thing I knew I was in class learning how to read resisters. My interests are more adventurous. Id rather be in Africa helping the

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Tasha
  • President George W. Bush

    President George W. Bush

    Title: President George W. Bush Author: Beatrice Gormley Setting: Time: July 6, 1946 Place: New Haven, Connecticut Character: George Bush was born, July 6, 1946. He was born first child of Barbara Pierce Bush, and Gorge Herbert Walker Bush. As a child of a father who was the forty first president and a famous baseball player, and a WWII Navy fighter pilot hero, t was a lot for him to try to live up to

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Prevention of Immigration

    Prevention of Immigration

    Prevention of Immigration The Declaration of Independence, an important political and legal document states that. “All men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”(ushistory). The United States was built upon these fundamentals, but these ideas were contradicted by President Bush who created tougher laws and policies for immigrants. The first amendment was violated when President Bush passed

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    Submitted: March 24, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Princess Diana

    Princess Diana

    Princess Diana Many times in life, we come across a person who can change how people think, feel, act. In the 1961 our world was changed. A saint came into the world, and her name was Diana. From her love of the people, to her charity work, she changed and improved our world, to make it a better place. In the 1960’s Wales was a place where royalty meant everything. The heir to the throne

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    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: Max
  • Princess Diana

    Princess Diana

    Diana, Princess of Wales, formerly Lady Diana Frances Spencer, was born on 1 July 1961 at Park House near Sandringham, Norfolk. She was the youngest daughter of the then Viscount and Viscountess Althorp, now the late (8th) Earl Spencer and the Hon. Lady Diana was educated first at a preparatory school, Riddlesworth Hall at Diss, Norfolk, and then in 1974 went as a boarder to West Heath, near Sevenoaks, Kent. At school she showed a

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    Submitted: March 7, 2010 By: Mike
  • Princess Diana

    Princess Diana

    Princess Diana Princess Diana Frances Spencer’s life may have tragically been cut short, but she still managed to live a fulfilled life as a social activist. She captured the world with her beauty, grace, and compassion. She brought life to an old British society that had lost both an empire and its self-confidence, and she also had the power to change people’s minds. She was a symbol for selfless humanity. Princess Diana was at one

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: July
  • Princess Diana Spencer

    Princess Diana Spencer

    Princess Diana Spencer Michelle B Brooks University of Phoenix PHL458- Creative Minds and Critical Thinking Professor M Billups Diana Spencer is known to the world as “Lady Di” and was the wife of Prince Charles, whom she married on July 29th at the age of 33. Princess Diana has two boys, Prinz William born June 21st, 1982 and Prinz Henry born September 15th 1984. The marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana dissolved on

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Mike
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