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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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  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant was an American general and 18th president of the U.S. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822, the son of Hannah Simpson and Jesse Grant, the owner of a tannery. Taken to nearby Georgetown at the age of one, he was educated in local and boarding schools. In 1839, under the name of Ulysses Simpson instead of his original Hiram Ulysses, he was appointed to

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant

    Ulysses S. Grant Ulysses S. Grant was an American general and 18th president of the U.S. Grant was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, on April 27, 1822, the son of Hannah Simpson and Jesse Grant, the owner of a tannery. Taken to nearby Georgetown at the age of one, he was educated in local and boarding schools. In 1839, under the name of Ulysses Simpson instead of his original Hiram Ulysses, he was appointed to

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    Submitted: January 2, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Unfolding Heartfield in Words

    Unfolding Heartfield in Words

    Unfolding Heartfield in Words John Heartfield was a major influence in the photomontage form of art. Heartfield had many different social, economic, and cultural contexts of his work. Heartfield’s works had different ethnic and aesthetic values. There are numerous ideas in the montage that I was assigned, many of which were influenced by his political beliefs. Heartfield published his works for different reasons and for different audiences. In the montage that was assigned to me

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    Submitted: January 18, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Up From Slavery

    Up From Slavery

    UP From Slavery Book Report This book was about Booker T Washington who was a slave on a plantation in Virginia until he was nine years old. His autobiography offers readers a look into his life as a young child. Simple pleasures, such as eating with a fork, sleeping in a bed, and wearing comfortable clothing, were unavailable to Washington and his family. His brief glimpses into a schoolhouse were all it took to make

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Jon
  • Upg Red To White

    Upg Red To White

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    Submitted: April 26, 2011 By: omnilol
  • Us Supreme Court Justices

    Us Supreme Court Justices

    United States Supreme Court Justices February 19, 2006 The current Supreme Court membership is comprised of nine Supreme Court Justices. One of which is the Chief Justice and the other eight are the Associate Justices. The Justices are Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr., and Associate Justices: John Paul Stevens, Antonin Scalia, Anthony Kennedy, David H. Souter, Clarence Thomas, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen G. Breyer and Samuel Anthony Alito, Jr. Chief Justice John Roberts, Jr.,

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    Submitted: March 15, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Uuihuhu

    Uuihuhu

    Oprah became so successful that she formed a production company, Harpo Productions, and bought her show. Harpo was inspired by Oprah spelled backwards. Forming this company made Oprah the first woman in history to own and produce her own talk show. Oprah became so successful that she formed a production company, Harpo Productions, and bought her show. Harpo was inspired by Oprah spelled backwards. Forming this company made Oprah the first woman in history to

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    Submitted: January 12, 2016 By: hjhguigguy
  • Valiprasad

    Valiprasad

    PERSONAL INFORMATION (*REQUIRED) *FIRST NAME: DO NOT SHOW MY NAME IN MY PROFILE: *LOCATION: *ZIP/POSTAL CODE: *COUNTRY: Select One... USA Afganistan Albania Algeria American Samoa Andorra Angola Anguilla Antigua & Barbuda Argentina Armenia Aruba Australia Austria Azerbaijan Azores Bahamas Bahrain Bangladesh Barbados Belarus Belgium Belize Benin Bermuda Bhutan Bolivia Bonaire Bosnia & Herzegovina Botswana Brazil British Indian Ocean Ter Brunei Bulgaria Burkina Faso Burundi Cambodia Cameroon Canada Canary Islands Cape Verde Cayman Islands Central

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    Submitted: February 11, 2010 By: Victor
  • Van Gogh

    Van Gogh

    Most casual art lovers see Van Gogh as a troubled but successful artist. This is far from the actual truth of his chaotic life which was filled with failure in every occupational pursuit he attempted including painting, and was marked by episodes of depression, violence, and abnormal behavior. Thanks to the preservation of thousands of letters Van Gogh had written to friends and family, especially to his brother Theo, we have a nearly complete understanding

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    Submitted: January 7, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Van Gogh

    Van Gogh

    His move to Paris in 1886 brought van Gogh into contact with Paul Gauguin, Camille Pissarro, Georges Seurat and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. Paris saw the first evolution in his paintings; his palette became lighter and he started to use pure colours. In 1888 he moved to Arles, where his artistic liberation was accelerated and completed. He also had his first attack of insanity there; he used to paint every day and produced an astonishing amount

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Van Gogh

    Van Gogh

    Most casual art lovers see Van Gogh as a troubled but successful artist. This is far from the actual truth of his chaotic life which was filled with failure in every occupational pursuit he attempted including painting, and was marked by episodes of depression, violence, and abnormal behavior. Thanks to the preservation of thousands of letters Van Gogh had written to friends and family, especially to his brother Theo, we have a nearly complete understanding

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: Bred
  • Van Gogh

    Van Gogh

    Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on 30 March 1853 in Zundert, a village in the south of the Netherlands. His father was the protestant minister of the place, but three of his father's brothers were art dealers, and so it is only natural that Vincent became an apprentice at the shop of his uncle Vincent van Gogh in The Hague. His uncle had become a partner in the firm of Goupil & Cie, and

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    Submitted: December 20, 2009 By: Janna
  • Van Gogh

    Van Gogh

    Her actual birth date is July 6 1907, 3 years before the start of the Mexican revolution. Which happened in 1910 led by Emiliano Zapata and Francisco “Pancho” Villa. Kahlo would later claim that this life-changing event was her actual date of birth. Her parents named her Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo Calderon. She was born in the Blue House built by her father the same house in which she would also die in Coyoacan Mexico

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    Submitted: December 31, 2009 By: Artur
  • Van Gogh

    Van Gogh

    Insanity of an Artist Vincent William Vah Gogh , currently a world known artist , lead a depressing life and only sold 1 painting during his lifetime . He was born on March 30, 1853 in Groot Zundert, Netherlands. The Van Gogh’s family consist of Theodorus Van Gogh (The father) ,Anna Cornelia Carbentus (The mother) ,Theo Van Gogh (The younger brother) ,Elizabeth Van Gogh (The sister),and finally Vincent Van Gogh (The older brother) .Van

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    Submitted: May 17, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Van Gogh Biography

    Van Gogh Biography

    Vincent van Gogh, for whom color was the chief symbol of expression, was born in Groot-Zundest, Holland. The son of a pastor, brought up in a religious and cultured atmosphere, Vincent was highly emotional and lacked self-confidence. Between 1860 and 1880, when he finally decided to become an artist, van Gogh had had two unsuitable and unhappy romances and had worked unsuccessfully as a clerk in a bookstore, an art salesman, and a preacher in

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    Submitted: April 12, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Vera Wang

    Vera Wang

    Vera Wang Vera Wang was born on June 27, 1949, in New York City. Vera Wang was the daughter of wealthy Chinese immigrants. Vera Wang was very happy with her pampered lifestyle was a child. She grew up in Manhattans Upper East Side. She started off wanting to become a ballerina attending the elite Chapin School and the School of American ballet. After her years of school she attended Sarah Lawrence College. During her sophomore

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    Submitted: February 9, 2010 By: regina
  • Vermeer - Seventeenth-Century Art Writing Assignment

    Vermeer - Seventeenth-Century Art Writing Assignment

    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: November 12, 2009 By: Max
  • Victor Hugo 1802-1885

    Victor Hugo 1802-1885

    Hugo is considered one of the leaders of the Romantic movement in French literature as well as one of its most prolific and versatile authors. Although chiefly known outside France for the novels Notre Dame de Paris (1831; The Hunchback of Notre Dame) and Les misйrables (1862; Les Misйrables), he is renowned in his own country primarily for his contributions as a Romantic poet. Hugo's verse has been favorably compared to the works of William

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    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Victor Vaserely

    Victor Vaserely

    Victor Vasarely (1906-1997) Internationally recognized as one of the most important artists of the 20th century. He is the acknowledged leader of the Op Art movement, and his innovations in color and optical illusion have had a strong influence on many modern artists. In 1947, Vasarely discovered his place in abstract art. Influenced by his experiences at Breton Beach of Belle Isle, he concluded that "internal geometry" could be seen below the surface of the

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    Submitted: March 9, 2010 By: Mike
  • Vietnamese Culture

    Vietnamese Culture

    My Bicultural Values After the fall of Saigon in 1975, Vietnamese Americans became members of one of the United States’ largest refugee groups. The Vietnamese came to the United States from a culture vastly different from most American cultures. My two oldest brothers were among the hundreds of thousands who escaped communist Vietnam as “Boat People” in 1984. They fled with the clothes they were wearing and my parents’ wedding rings tucked inside. My family,

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Village

    Village

    The United States has many luxuries that many other countries cannot afford, one of them being our freedom. First, of the Venezuelan government is run very different than our government here in the United States. Second, sports have a very different impact in our society here in the U.S. than in Venezuela. Also good education is something every country needs to be a successful country, but it’s different everywhere you go. On top of that

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Janna
  • Vince Lombardi: American Coaching Legend

    Vince Lombardi: American Coaching Legend

    Vince Lombardi: American Coaching Legend Vince Lombardi inspired his players to do great things. He had the desire to win at whatever he did. He was determined to succeed, and made his players work hard to do just that. He was very successful as a result of his strict work ethic. Vince Lombardi was a man who was to be respected, possessing a commitment to excellence and the will to succeed. Vince Lombardi was born

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    Submitted: March 17, 2010 By: Kevin
  • Vincent Van Gogh

    Vincent Van Gogh

    On March 30, 1853, Vincent Van Gogh was born in Zundert, which is located south of the Netherlands. During his teenage years, Vincent got a job at The Hague and continued to work there “until he was dismissed from the London office in 1873 (Wikipedia).” In 1880 Vincent followed his brother and became a full-time painter. He took some painting lessons from Anton Mauve in The Hague. Vincent and Anton later broke up their work

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Victor
  • Vincent Van Gogh

    Vincent Van Gogh

    Born on March 30th in the year 1853 in Holland, Vincent Van Gogh was the son of a Protestant Minister. Before becoming known as one of the most unbelievable Dutch 19th century painters, Van Gogh sifted through several careers. He was an employee of art dealers, a language teacher, student of practical evangelism, and a missionary. Not settling on any of these careers, Van Gogh began to develop his art work in the traditional Dutch

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Monika
  • Vincent Van Gogh

    Vincent Van Gogh

    Vincent van Gogh was born in Groot Zundert, The Netherlands on 30 March 1853. He is the son of Theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia Carbentus. Van Gogh attended a boarding school in Zevenbergen for two years and then went on to attend the King Willem II secondary school in Tilburg for two more years. Then at the age of 15 he left his studies. Vincent's two uncles and his younger brothers are art

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    Submitted: May 14, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Virgin Islands Biographies

    Virgin Islands Biographies

    Guy Benjamin Former Name of School: Benjamin Franklin BP: St. John Books: Me and My Beloved Virgin and More Tales for Me and My Beloved Virgin Bertha C. Boschulte Teaching: 1924-1949 Statistician, Legislator for One Term Junior High School in Bovoni, St. Thomas Addelita Cancryn 53 years of service in DOE Former Name: Wayne Aspinall Junior High School Book: Man of Vision Musician, Organist and Choir Director for All Saints Cathedral Elena Leonie Elizabeth Davis

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Virginia Held

    Virginia Held

    Virginia Held is a modern day philosopher with theories on the feminist view in philosophy. All of the major philosophers have always written from the male perspective. As far back as the Bible, most major writings have always been geared towards men. They were considered the predominant species from the creation of Eve from Adam’s rib. Many philosophers have described worlds that were based upon men, war, and reason. These theories were based on the

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    Submitted: December 8, 2009 By: Jon
  • Vivian Murray Chambers

    Vivian Murray Chambers

    Vivian Murray Chambers was born in Salisbury, North Carolina on June 4, 1903. Mr. Chambers received a Bachelor of Science from Shaw University in 1928, then a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University, New York in 1931. He later received a Master of Science from Cornell University in 1935 and a Doctor of Science (Ph.D. in Economic Entomology) from Cornell in 1946. Dr. Chambers worked for the WPA (Works Progress Administration) as a Senior Research

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Vivienne Westwood

    Vivienne Westwood

    1. You will need to select a fashion designer who has made a significant contribution to the fashion world. There is a list of suggested designers 2. You need to provide biographical information such as dates, education nationality, where they did the majority of their work, what influenced and motivated them anh what is their legacy 3. You need to write about what it is about their work that you like 4. Pick 3 icon

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    Submitted: May 14, 2016 By: nghima
  • Vlad Dracula

    Vlad Dracula

    Yes, there was a real Dracula, and he was a true prince of darkness. He was Prince Vlad III Dracula, also known as Vlad Tepes, meaning "Vlad the Impaler." The Turks called him Kaziglu Bey, or "the Impaler Prince." He was the prince of Walachia, but, as legend suggests, he was born in Transylvania, which at that time was ruled by Hungary. Walachia was founded in 1290 by a Transylvanian named Radu Negru, or Rudolph

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Monika

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