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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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  • William Shakespeare’s Lofe,words, and the Globe Theater

    William Shakespeare’s Lofe,words, and the Globe Theater

    William Shakespeare's life, words, and the globe theater William Shakespeare's life is a mystery even if his works have been read by millions of people. "The Bard" is one of history favorite characters. His plays are some of the best written in history. William Shakespeare's word, life and his work in the globe theater aren't as familiar to people as they feel. William Shakespeare was born in 1564 at Stratford upon Avon. His true date

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    Submitted: May 7, 2010 By: Anna
  • William Stafford

    William Stafford

    Jake Satchwell Period 3 4/14/08 William Stafford William Stafford’s poems revolve mostly around nature and human’s effect on it. William can often be seen questioning himself as well as man in decisions that effect nature. William also talks about natures overwhelming power over man and how man will always continue to fight against that power. William praises men who have left behind humanity and have embraced nature because he believes that they are the way

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Fonta
  • William Wallace

    William Wallace

    In 1286, by the time he was about sixteen, Wallace may have been preparing to pursue a life in the church. In that year, Alexander III died after riding off a cliff during a wild storm. None of Alexander III's children survived him. After his death, his young granddaughter, Margaret, the 'Maid of Norway', was declared Queen of Scotland by the Scottish lords, but was still only a little girl of 4 who was living

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • William Wegman

    William Wegman

    William Wegman never really wanted a dog. He was too caught up in his photography to be bothered, but his wife had a different idea. When William and his wife moved from Wisconsin to California they started looking for a dog. They decided to go with a Weimaraner when there was no luck with finding a Dalmatian. There first weimaraner was named Man Ray and the first thing William did when he took Man

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    Submitted: April 2, 2010 By: Andrew
  • William Whipple

    William Whipple

    William Whipple William Whipple was born in Kittery, Maine in 1730. His father was a native of Ipswich, and was bred a maltster; but for several years after his removal to Kittery, he followed the sea. His mother was the daughter of Robert Cutts, a distinguished ship-builder, who established himself at Kittery, where he became wealthy, and at his death left a fortune to his daughter. His education was limited to a public school in

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    Submitted: January 7, 2010 By: Stenly
  • William Wordsworth

    William Wordsworth

    Prologue William Wordsworth is possibly the greatest Romantic poet to ever live. In his writings, his use of vivid descriptions, symbolism, and imagery are unmatched by any author past or present. Reading the poetry of Wordsworth is a unique experience that is both intellectual and enjoyable. His style of writing and themes captivate the reader and make him/her feel that they are experiencing the sights and sounds described in the poem. Throughout this report, I

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Mike
  • William Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey

    William Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey

    William Wordsworth's Tintern Abbey As students, we are taught that William Wordsworth's basic tenets of poetry are succinct: the use of common language as a medium, common man as a subject, and organic form as an inherent style. Yet beyond these rudimentary teachings, it should be considered that it was the intimacy with nature that was imperative to the realization of Wordsworth's goals set forth in the "Preface" to Lyrical Ballads. In his "Preface," Wordsworth

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Edward
  • Willian Faulkner - "literature Giant"

    Willian Faulkner - "literature Giant"

    William Cuthbert Faulkner was born on September 25, 1897, in New Albany, Mississippi, the first of four sons born to Murry and Maud Butler Faulkner. He was named after his great-grandfather, William Clark Faulkner, the “Old Colonel,” who had been killed eight years earlier in a duel with his former business partner in the streets of Ripley, Mississippi. A lawyer, politician, planter, businessman, Civil War colonel, railroad financier, and finally a best-selling writer (of the

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: David
  • Willie Lynch Letter

    Willie Lynch Letter

    Willie Lynch The Sad Truth 294 years ago Willie Lynch of the infamous “Willie Lynch Letter: The Making Of A Slave” read his manual to those who were present that day in the Virginia Colony. In his letter Lynch spoke about how if his procedure is used correctly then “It will control the slaves for at least 300 hundred years”. As of right now the year is 2006 and the effects are still felt

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    Submitted: January 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • Wilson

    Wilson

    “The Only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing” Edmund Burke They say time is a great teacher. How true. History has taught us that peace must be kept at all costs. At the end of World War 1, the common goal between the victorious nations throughout the world was to declare peace. The leading statesmen of these triumphant nations met in Paris to draw up the Treaty

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Edward
  • Wine of Astonishment

    Wine of Astonishment

    Comparing & Contrast Journal McDonald’s, KFC, Burger King! Fast food outlets provide a great option for active families. I am going to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between fast food and home cooked meals. There are some distinct similarities between the two. The first similarity is that they both provide a variety of choices. There are a number of selections available in restaurants; salads, burgers, [sandwiches] and more. Of course if the ingredients

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Victor
  • Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill

    Winston Churchill Winston Churchill also known as Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill was born on November 30, 1874 in Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire, England. He is the son of Lord Randolph Churchill and Jeanette Jerome. He has four daughters and one son: Diana Churchill, Sarah Churchill, Marigold Churchill, Mary Churchill, and Randolph Churchill. Winston’s father, Randolph Winston’s Churchill was an England statesman and a nobleman. He served as Lord President of the Council in Lord Derby’s in

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: David
  • Winston Churchill and His Leadership

    Winston Churchill and His Leadership

    Hillary Holt Leadership assignment Monday, October 23, 2006 “Grolier Online”-Winston Churchill In this article, the author is describing Winston Churchill as a strong leader who took a leading part in laying the foundations of the welfare state in Britain, prepared British troops for World War I, and eventually emerged as one of the world’s greatest leaders in World War II. Because Churchill was half-English half-American, he became an indispensable link between the two countries during

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    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Yan
  • Wole Soyinka Biography

    Wole Soyinka Biography

    Wole Soyinka was born on 13 July 1934 at Abeokuta, near Ibadan in western Nigeria. After preparatory university studies in 1954 at Government College in Ibadan, he continued at the University of Leeds, where, later, in 1973, he took his doctorate. During the six years spent in England, he was a dramaturgist at the Royal Court Theatre in London 1958-1959. In 1960, he was awarded a Rockefeller bursary and returned to Nigeria to study African

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    Submitted: April 7, 2010 By: Bred
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756 - 1766) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, as he is generally known, was baptized in a Salzburg Cathedral on the day after his birth as Joannes Chrysostomus Wolfgangus Theophilus. The first and last given names come from his godfather Joannes Theophilus Pergmayr, although Mozart preferred the Latin form of this last name, Amadeus, more often Amadй, or the Italiano Amadeo, and occasionally the Deutsch Gottlieb. Whatever the case may be, he rarely -

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Yan
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Growing Up

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Growing Up

    Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Trying to Grow Up Throughout history, child prodigies have been celebrated as objects of envy and adulation. Rarely, however, have they been understood. Often taunted by peers, hounded by the press, prodded by demanding parents and haunted by outsize expectations of greatness, they are treated as wondrous curiosities. But their stories are often a sad and captivating one, marked by early achievement and the promise of something greater. The letters exchanged between

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: Monika
  • Women Mathematicians

    Women Mathematicians

    some women mathematicians: I. Hypatia 370? - 415 The life of Hypatia was one enriched with a passion for knowledge. Hypatia was the daughter of Theon, who was considered one of the most educated men in Alexandria, Egypt. Theon raised Hypatia in a world of education. Most historians now recognize Hypatia not only as a mathematician and scientist, but also as a philosopher. II. Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia June 5, 1646 - July 26, 1684

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    Submitted: February 13, 2010 By: Max
  • Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson

    Woodrow Wilson President Woodrow Wilson’s legacy of being a peace-keeping president has lasting impression on the United States. From his great intellect and progressive reform, to the tragedy of the Great War and his hope for peace, Wilson was a strong leader through it all. Decades after his death, he is still remembered as the man that he was: an ethical and caring person who desperately wanted to better the world. It was in the

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Wooodrow Wilson

    Wooodrow Wilson

    Biography On December 28, 1856 in Staunton, Virginia Janet Mary Woodrow gave birth to a baby boy. She and her husband, Dr. Joseph Ruggles Wilson, named their baby boy Thomas Woodrow Wilson. Little did they know that their baby boy would one day become president of the United States. Woodrow’s grandparents had immigrated from Strabane, County Tyrone which today is Northern Ireland. As one of the founders of the Southern Presbyterian Church PCUS, Wilson’s father

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    Submitted: March 19, 2010 By: Yan
  • Word up in the Maaa

    Word up in the Maaa

    how she go there hey now ho now? However, the "old" European attitude, and the attitude that attracts many modern performers to early music, is exactly the opposite of the modern attitude: 1. Music is a strictly local expression, rich in variety since each culture expresses affective differences through art, 2. Music is a poetic process--complex, vague, and irrational--based upon borrowed traditional musical materials (melodies, rhythms, forms, etc.), 3. Music is for a religious, elitist-class

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    Submitted: January 12, 2010 By: Tasha
  • World War 2

    World War 2

    Oral Report I chose the easy route of interview my grandpa (Dean Randel) who served in World War II as flight deck operator that signaled the aircraft and got them ready for flight. He was station in San Diego on the USS Wisconsin which was of course a aircraft carrier. As I grew up he always told me stories of the good times he had with buddies and just living the good life. This is

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Wrestler’s Real Names

    Wrestler’s Real Names

    Wrestling Real names -Excerpt from "World of Wrestling" # Wrestler Real life name 1 Yoshihiro Tajiri Yoshihiro Tajiri 2 X-pac Sean Waltman 3 William Regle Darren Matthews 4 Vince McMahon Vince McMahon Jr. 5 Vampiro Ian Hodgkinson 6 Val Venis Sean Morley 7 Triple H Paul Levesque 8 The Undertaker Mark Callaway 9 The Sandman James Fullington 10 The Rock Dwayne Johnson 11 The Godfather Charles Wright 12 The Big Show Paul Wight 13 Tommy

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    Submitted: March 1, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Write About a Point of Your Life That Is Signification

    Write About a Point of Your Life That Is Signification

    What would have happened if I had not come to the United States? I always asked myself that during the first year I was here. I landed in an embarrassing situation when my family decided to leave our country. We, my brother and I, were so nervous about our new lives, but we hoped it would be good for both of us. Even we are happy with our new life now, we still cannot forget

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Stenly
  • Yahoo

    Yahoo

    In January 1994, Jerry Yang and David Filo were Electrical Engineering graduate students at Stanford University when they created a website named "David and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web".[3] David and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web was a directory of other web sites, organized in a hierarchy, as opposed to a searchable index of pages. In April 1994, "David and Jerry's Guide to the World Wide Web" was renamed "Yahoo!".[4][5] The

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    Submitted: May 1, 2011 By: yellow21
  • Yahoo Analysze

    Yahoo Analysze

    COMPANY BACKGROUND Yahoo! Began as a student hobby and evolved into a global brand that has changed the way people communicate with each other, find and access information and purchase things. The two founders of Yahoo!, David Filo and Jerry Yang, Ph.D. candidates in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University started their guide in a campus trailer in February 1994 as a way to keep track of their personal interests on the Internet. Before long they

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Jon
  • Yalta

    Yalta

    Questions on this topic? Just ask! The Yalta Conference, sometimes called the Crimea Conference and codenamed the Argonaut Conference, was the wartime meeting from February 4, 1945 to February 11, 1945 between the heads of government of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Soviet Union—President Franklin D. Roosevelt, Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and Premier Joseph Stalin, respectively. Contents [hide] 1 The conference 2 Major points 3 Legacy 4 See also 5 Bibliography and

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    Submitted: April 19, 2011 By: aizeltine_2920
  • Yasunari Kawabata

    Yasunari Kawabata

    Yasunari Kawabata was the first Japanese person to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. His style combined elements of classic Japanese prose with modern psychological narrative and exploration of human sexuality. Deeply influenced by the culture of his homeland, his writings capture the vivid and melancholy beauty and spirituality of Japan, while his own experiences and studies contributed to his assay into emotion. Kawabata was born on June 11, 1899 in Osaka, Japan into

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    Submitted: February 26, 2010 By: David
  • Yes

    Yes

    Citation: (Strunk & White, 1979). Chapter or section in a book (online & print): Beers, M. H., & Berkow, R. (1999). Mood disorders. In The Merck manual of diagnosis and therapy (17th ed., sec. 15, chap. 189). Retrieved January 17, 2003, from http://www.merck.com/pubs/mmanual/section15/chapter189/189a.htm Stephan, W. G. (1985). Intergroup relations. In G. Lindzey & E. Aronson (Eds.), The handbook of social psychology (3rd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 599с658). New York: Random House. Citations: (Beers & Berkow,

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    Submitted: April 17, 2010 By: Janna
  • Yo Mama

    Yo Mama

    How family makes you who you are? Families enable a certain type of authority that enforces their children to be who they are. They're authority sets them different from other families. Families set different standards for their kids to achieve. The different roles in the family also enable their children to act and do things differently than others. There are different places where families have different standards to the ones here in the America. The

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    Submitted: February 2, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Yo Yo Ma

    Yo Yo Ma

    Please read the following rules before you bid. If you do not agree to any of them, don't bid on the auction. Violator's bid may be canceled and negative feedbacks will be left on bidders who do not follow through. 1. Payment: Buyer is required to prepay. Payment by Credit Card (Visa/MasterCard/Discover), Electronic Check or Wire Transfer is available through PayDirect, PayPal.com and BillPoint. Linux Cubes also accepts Cashier's Check and Money Orders. However,

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    Submitted: May 2, 2010 By: Max

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