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  • The Life and Impact of Vladimir Lenin Essay

    The Life and Impact of Vladimir Lenin Essay

    Vladimir Ilyich Lenin was an impactful political leader in Russia during the twentieth century. He was a famous figure and left a huge impact on the Russian/Soviet Union Empire for many decades to follow. What he may be known for best, Lenin created and brought up the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics along with helping with the introduction of communism. He applied that communism concept to the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics government that he

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    Submitted: January 4, 2010 By: Max
  • The Life in Times of Bruegel

    The Life in Times of Bruegel

    Throughout the course of history, innovative people have been subject to rejection in the beginning of their careers, yet later become prominent figures. Pieter Bruegel was a Flemish artist who revolutionize the Northern Renaissance in the 1500’s. He led a life of complexity, especially during the times of religious and political fighting. He made much advancement during his age by painting peasants and landscapes; this was the first time in history in which this had

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    Submitted: November 9, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Life Moral Stance and Integrity of St Thomas More

    The Life Moral Stance and Integrity of St Thomas More

    The Life, Moral Stance of St. Thomas More Your Full Name Your Student ID Course ID Instructor's Name St. Thomas More was a highly regarded statesman who was respected by both Church authorities and by Renaissance humanists for his remarkable character and qualities as a man. He was an orator, rhetorician, highly successful lawyer, philosopher and (ultimately) political and religious martyr who died to defend both his religious beliefs and the rule of law

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    Submitted: March 6, 2016 By: Dan Ketchum
  • The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial

    The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial

    The Lincoln Assassination Conspiracy Trial Was assassination the goal? The general agreement is that the first goal of the conspirators had been to kidnap the President. A few attempts to kidnap Lincoln fell through, and then the Confederacy surrendered to the North. Booth's thoughts turned to killing the President. Up until recent times, there was a great deal of theory as to the existence of an abduction plot. Some people felt it might be used

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Monika
  • The Line of Death Row

    The Line of Death Row

    In a society that has come far technologically, medically and legally, we are still centered on the discrimination of one another in one way or another. Whether it is through the way we hire and fire employees, give home/car loans, even when it comes to who is entitled to go to which colleges, across this country race is at the tip of conversation contrary to so many that do not see it or believe it.

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    Submitted: December 29, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Lives of Afghani Women : Has It Always Been This Way?

    The Lives of Afghani Women : Has It Always Been This Way?

    The Lives of Afghani Women : Has it Always Been This Way? A lot of attention has been drawn to the plight of women in Afghanistan. Many people understand what has been going on with the treatment of women in Afghanistan but very few understand. There should be more understanding of how women were treated before, during, and after the Taliban regime. Afghanistan was a very different place before the Taliban came to power. Women

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    Submitted: December 22, 2009 By: Top
  • The Lives of Benito Mussolini and Fidel Castro

    The Lives of Benito Mussolini and Fidel Castro

    The Lives of Benito Mussolini and Fidel Castro The life of the powerful dictator Benito Mussolini began as the son of a local blacksmith and part-time socialist journalist in Italy. He was a very outspoken child and was restless in school. The Mussolini family was very poor and they lived in a small crowded deteriorated apartment building. They didn't have much money because Mussolini's father spent most of his money on his mistresses. (Ridley 1998-1999)

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    Submitted: June 4, 2010 By: regina
  • The London Blitz

    The London Blitz

    In September of 1940 through May of 1941 there was a strategic bombing attack that was lead by the Germans targeted towards London and other cities located in England, this was known as The Blitz. The Germans aimed the bombs mostly at populated cities, dock yards, and factories. The bombing on London began on September 7, 1940 and lasted for 57 consecutive nights. During these nights of bombing people took shelter in warehouse basements, and

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Yan
  • The London Blitz

    The London Blitz

    In September of 1940 through May of 1941 there was a strategic bombing attack that was lead by the Germans targeted towards London and other cities located in England, this was known as The Blitz. The Germans aimed the bombs mostly at populated cities, dock yards, and factories. The bombing on London began on September 7, 1940 and lasted for 57 consecutive nights. During these nights of bombing people took shelter in warehouse basements, and

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Long Fuse

    The Long Fuse

    The Long Fuse In Laurence Lafore's book titled The Long Fuse he discusses the conflicts of World War I and describes how Austria-Hungary was considered to be the "Second Sick Man of Europe". During a time when Europe seemed to be moving faster towards progressive ideas and towards the sweeping away of old institutes, Turkey was the original Sick Man of Europe, mostly caused constitutional and national problems. The European order was based upon the

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    Submitted: December 15, 2009 By: Vika
  • The Long March

    The Long March

    THE LONG MARCH: October 16, 1934 The embattled Chinese Communists break through Nationalist enemy lines and begin an epic flight from their encircled headquarters in southwest China. Known as Ch'ang Cheng--the "Long March"--the retreat lasted 368 days and covered 6,000 miles, nearly twice the distance from New York to San Francisco. Civil war in China between the Nationalists and the Communists broke out in 1927. In 1931, Communist leader Mao Zedong was elected chairman of

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    Submitted: December 26, 2009 By: Bred
  • The Longtitude Challenge

    The Longtitude Challenge

    The Longitude Challenge: Anyone living in the eighteenth century would have known that ?the longitude problem? was a scientific dilemma and had been for a long time. Without the ability to measure longitude, it was difficult for sailors to navigate. The problem was so immense that prizes were offered for the first person to solve the problem. There were several competitors to solve ?the longitude problem,? including Galileo, Sir Isaac Newton, Christiaan Huygens, Jean Dominique

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Lower Canadian Rebellion of 1837-38: The Cause of Accumulating Events

    The Lower Canadian Rebellion of 1837-38: The Cause of Accumulating Events

    The Lower Canadian Rebellion of 1837-38: The Cause of Accumulating Events The Rebellions of 1837 were a pair of Canadian armed uprisings that occurred in 1837 in response to frustrations in political reform and ethnic conflict. The rebellions occurred in two Canadian colonies: Lower Canada and Upper Canada. The Lower Canadian Rebellion was a larger and more sustained conflict pursued by French and English Canadian rebels against the British colonial government. The Upper Canadian Rebellion

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    Submitted: January 19, 2010 By: Jack
  • The Lunatics Act of 1838

    The Lunatics Act of 1838

    The Lunatics Act of 1838 Why did France have to wait until 1838 to finally pass a law mandating the internment of lunatics? There are three explanations to this: - the institutional chaos left by the abolition of the “lettres de cachet” (letters countersigned by one of the King of France’s ministers and closed with a royal seal) and the misfortunes of politics since 1789 - the chronic and consecutive thirst for finances - and

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    Submitted: December 10, 2009 By: regina
  • The Magic of the Crucifixion

    The Magic of the Crucifixion

    The Magic of the Crucifixion Imagery of the crucifixion is widely known but it has been depicted in many different ways and with a variety of emotions. The paintings of Grunewald and Perugino, two great Renaissance artists, depict the crucifixion of Christ in two very different emotions and angles. Although the paintings themselves seem similar they are actually not, the tones are very different. Grunewald portrays his in a more gruesome and dark tone, where

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    Submitted: April 30, 2010 By: Bred
  • The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta, Latin for "Great Paper", was written as a charter for England in 1215 (Magna 1). The Magna Carta has had the most significant influence on modern day common law and constitutions. The document was originally written because of disagreements between the Pope, King John, and his English barons over the rights of the king. The Magna Carta required the king to renounce certain rights, and to accept that the powers of the

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Top
  • The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta

    The Magna Carta The Magna Carta is one of the most influential documents in history and constitutional law. It was the first in a series of documents drafted by rebellious nobles in 13th century England. Their main goal was to force the king to realize that no man, not event the King, is above the law. Certain strains and ideas in the Magna Carta show up in almost every legal constitutional document in the west

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Andrew
  • The Magnificent African Cake by Basil Davidson

    The Magnificent African Cake by Basil Davidson

    In the video, "The Magnificent African Cake" by Basil Davidson, Africa was divided up into new colonies by Europeans. After the end of slavery in Africa, Europeans wanted to expand their empires for industrialization and commerce. This period of time was called the "scramble for Africa" because many European countries were claiming as much land from Africa. In 1884, the Berlin Congress was held and these European countries "sliced" up the African countries like a

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Tasha
  • The Main Causes of Wars Are Long Term, Discuss

    The Main Causes of Wars Are Long Term, Discuss

    How can you define long-term effects, what are long term effects? In the case of the Wars I am studying the use of long-term effects. To me long-term effects are a cause from which a problem has arisen several years before and therefore have knock on affects from one problem that amounts to another before something finally acts as the catalyst and sets off the war. In the case of World War One the assassination

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    Submitted: February 20, 2010 By: Mike
  • The Major Motion Picture "pearl Harbor"

    The Major Motion Picture "pearl Harbor"

    Pearl Harbor The major motion picture, Pearl Harbor, reflects upon a war that occurred a few decades ago rather than the documentary filmed very shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. Both movies depict the attack as one that will live on in infamy, but the documentary takes a spiteful vengeance towards Japan because it was filmed during a time of hatred towards the Japanese, our enemy. While the newer movie has given us time

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    Submitted: May 12, 2010 By: Edward
  • The Man from Galilee

    The Man from Galilee

    The Man from Galilee (A Work in Progress) Introduction Around 4 B.C. was born the most remarkable man ever to have lived. Not much is known of his childhood and early years, but from age 30 to 33 he said and did things that changed the world forever. What he said and did were so phenomenal that people have either changed radically for him or they have been violently opposed to him and to those

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    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Stenly
  • The Mandate of the People

    The Mandate of the People

    President George W. Bush, having been issued a mandate by the people of the United States to bring freedom and democracy to the world and to continue to competently function as the Commander in Chief of the military, is using his political capital to institute a regime of Faith Based Initiatives that are unconstitutional and tear at the very fabric of freedom and democracy in America. The precedent was set long ago that would set

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    Submitted: January 22, 2010 By: Anna
  • The Master of Music

    The Master of Music

    The music called Jazz was born sometime around 1895 in New Orleans. It combined elements of Ragtime, marching band music and Blues. What differentiated Jazz from these earlier styles was the widespread use of improvisation, often by more than one player at a time. Jazz represented a break from Western musical traditions, where the composer wrote a piece of music on paper and the musicians then tried their best to play exactly what was in

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    Submitted: February 24, 2010 By: Janna
  • The Maxim Gun by Alexander Thompson

    The Maxim Gun by Alexander Thompson

    The Maxim Gun By Alexander Thompson Hiram S. Maxim, who was working with an engineering works in Fitchburg, Massachusetts, invented the Maxim machine-gun in 1884. Hiram Maxim was born in Sangersville, Maine on February 5, 1840. His first patented inventions included models of electric lamps and gas appliances, and curling irons. Maxim's first idea of inventing a weapon effective for battlefield combat came from a man he met at the 1881 Paris Electrical Exhibition. This

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    Submitted: March 8, 2010 By: Bred
  • The Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas

    The Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas

    The Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations each originated from Latin America. Some Mayans lived in southern Mexico in the present day states of Chipas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yacatan, and Quintana Roo. Other Mayans lived in Central America in the countries of Belize, Guatemala, and ancient Honduras. The Incas lived in an Empire which they called Tawantinsuyu. Tawantinsuya means four parts. The Incas lived in present day Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. The four parts were

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Yan
  • The Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas

    The Mayas, Aztecs, and Incas

    The Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations each originated from Latin America. Some Mayans lived in southern Mexico in the present day states of Chipas, Tabasco, Campeche, Yacatan, and Quintana Roo. Other Mayans lived in Central America in the countries of Belize, Guatemala, and ancient Honduras. The Incas lived in an Empire which they called Tawantinsuyu. Tawantinsuya means four parts. The Incas lived in present day Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Bolivia, and Argentina. The four parts were

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    Submitted: January 21, 2010 By: Jon
  • The McCarthy Hearings and the Hollywood Blacklists

    The McCarthy Hearings and the Hollywood Blacklists

    The McCarthy Hearings and the Hollywood Blacklists Joseph McCarthy was a Republican Senator from Wisconsin. He held his posistion as a United States Senator from 1947 to 1957. McCarthy was born on a farm in the town of Grand Chute, Wisconsin. McCarthy was a junior high school drop out, quitting to help his parents manage their farm. He later returned to school and earned his diploma in one year. McCarthy worked hard in college (majoring

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Meaning of Abstract Art

    The Meaning of Abstract Art

    There are generally two types of paintings- representational and abstract. While representational painting portrays recognizable objects, abstract painting does not look like a particular object. Instead, abstract art is made up of designs, shapes and colors. (http://www.harley.com/art/abstract-art/ ) The meaning of abstract art is, in its most simplified form, art that relies on the emotions of the artist and the elements of design rather than exact representation. This broad definition allows artists almost unlimited freedom

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    Submitted: December 30, 2009 By: Janna
  • The Medieval Castle

    The Medieval Castle

    The Medieval Period lasted from the 10th century to the 17th century; this was the time of castles. The word castle is derived from the Latin word castellum which means fort. Castles still stand today as one of the most magnificent structures ever built. Not only are people fascinated with their grand splendor, but with their luminous presence of authority. Castles were not built for defense alone; they were symbols of social status, wealth, power,

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Fonta
  • The Medieval Crusades

    The Medieval Crusades

    The year was 1095 CE, William the Conqueror had united England under one crown 30 years earlier. The French had been dividing properties amongst their sons for generations, causing bloodshed between brothers over small pieces of real estate. In reaction, Pope Urban II expanded "The Truce of God", which outlawed fighting from Sunday to Wednesday, and banned fighting involving priests, monks, women, laborers and merchants on any day of the week. Italy was a collection

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    Submitted: May 10, 2010 By: Kevin
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