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  • Albert Sydney Johnston

    Albert Sydney Johnston

    At the start of the Civil War Albert Sidney Johnston was almost universally considered to be the finest soldier, North or South, in the country. Jefferson Davis said of him, "I hoped and expected that I had others who would prove generals, but I knew I had one, and that was Sidney Johnson." Appointed to West Point from Louisiana, he graduated eighth in his class in 1826. After eight years of army service he resigned

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    Submitted: May 22, 2010 By: Jack
  • Alcibiades Cleiniou Scambonides

    Alcibiades Cleiniou Scambonides

    Alcibiades Cleiniou Scambonides wan an Athenian who lived from circa 450-404 B.C. He was an arrogant leader, general, and statesman. He was involved in governmental affairs pretty much wherever he went. Alcibiades was born circa 450 B.C. in Athens. His parents were Cleinas and Deinomache. Alcibiades' family was Athenian and was very wealthy and noble. Alcibiades' mother Deinomache was an aristocrat. His father Cleinas died in the Battle of Coronea. After his father's death, Alcibiades'

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Artur
  • Alegory of the Cave

    Alegory of the Cave

    Allegory of the Cave Plato's allegory of the cave is the idea of finding the real truth versus accepting what you have. When one stays in the cave, the real truth is never found, and the people accept what they have and "it is what it is". When one leaves the cave, they show desire to search and learn what the real truth may be. By searching for the real truth of life, one may

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    Submitted: December 23, 2009 By: Mike
  • Alexander and the End of the Classical Period

    Alexander and the End of the Classical Period

    Alexander and the end of the Classical Period Alexander is often described as one of the most prolific leaders of all time. Some historians look back on his life with cautious awe and focus on his conquering of most of the known world before his early death. Alexander had many nicknames; Alexander the Great, the two-horned one, and Sikandar (meaning Expert), are just a few of them. Although not everyone thought Alexander was so great.

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    Submitted: January 11, 2010 By: Janna
  • Alexander essay

    Alexander essay

    B-H Nelson World Studies Period 1-2 November 16th 2009 Alexander Hero Essay Why was Alexander the great, so great? Many people may have asked this question themselves. Surprisingly to some, the answer to that question is that there are no logical reasons at all. Alexander was the king of Macedon from 336BCE to 323BCE. He is known for his military strategy and being a fierce general. Although, Alexander "the great" was not a hero because

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    Submitted: April 22, 2011 By: dkuritz
  • Alexander Hamilton - the Whiskey Rebellion

    Alexander Hamilton - the Whiskey Rebellion

    November 17, 2005 History 110 Textbook Mid-Term Part I: D- The Whiskey Rebellion was a series of violent upheavals led by farmers; in resistance against the excise tax on whiskey. The tax on whiskey was sponsored by the secretary of the treasure Alexander Hamilton. And this new tax greatly impacted the area of Western Pennsylvania because this was the chief whiskey producing regions of the country. This new tax outraged many farmers in this area

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    Submitted: April 28, 2010 By: Jessica
  • Alexander Ilyich Ulyanov

    Alexander Ilyich Ulyanov

    Have you ever heard of Alexander Ilyich Ulyanov? Probably not, but you are not the only one. Most people have heard of Alexander's brother, Vladimir, more commonly known as the great Russian revolutionary Lenin. Vladimir is credited as the man responsible for the Russian Revolution, but his revolutionary cause may have been sparked because of his older brother's death. Therefore Alexander may be just as responsible for the Russian Revolution as Vladimir. Alexander was born

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    Submitted: March 12, 2010 By: Jack
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander The Great is very important because he was made a king at the age of twenty. He was a great leader as well, and had conquered most of the known world in only a thirteen year span. During 355 B.C. to 323 B.C. Alexander lived a good life, he was able to construct great battle plans so he could win a battle even if he was greatly out numbered. Three of his most memorable

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    Submitted: November 17, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    This paper will display Alexander the Great's Battle of Issus. This paper will begin with a background to show the events that led up to the Battle at Issus. After this background the paper will show the battle itself. This battle although not the most important battle in Persia was the first real test that Alexander faced in his conquest. This battle showed Alexander's great ability to inspire his men and his great military instincts.

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great Alexander the Great is often said to be the greatest conqueror and best military leader to ever walk the face of the earth. He conquered many territories, creating one of the largest empires in history. He was a very kind and generous man, and he also had a good sense of humor. All of his troops respected and liked him, and almost all of his captured territories served him willingly, because he

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    Submitted: November 25, 2009 By: Mike
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    "It is a lovely thing to live with great courage and die leaving an everlasting fame." Alexander The Great Long before the birth of Christ, the land directly above what we know as Greece today, was called Macedonia. Macedonia still exists, but it is now Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and modern Greece. Macedonia was considered to be part of ancient Greece, but the people of these two countries couldn't be more different. No people in history ever

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    Submitted: November 30, 2009 By: Max
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great "There is nothing impossible to him who will try". Alexander the Great. In this paper I am going to tell you about the birth triumphs and death of Alexander the Great. I will start with the birth of Alexander. Alexander the Great was born in 356 BC. The month he was born in is not for sure however most agree it was July. His mother's name was Olympias. Olympias was an orphan

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    Submitted: December 17, 2009 By: Vika
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Many empire and civilizations of the ancient world came and went under different leaders. Some fell because of war, and other fell because of an instable government, and some could do it all. Alexander the Great will forever be remembered as one of the world's most effective and well-accomplished military and political leaders, by leading the Greek people to glory during his short-term rule. Other societies kings or dictators couldn't balance running their empires, protecting

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    Submitted: December 21, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Philip II -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Philip II of Macedonia ruled from 359-336 B.C.E. Without the military and political efforts of Philip, Alexander would never have been as successful as he was. According to Bosworth, Philip's work with the Macedonian army and establishment of alliances with the Balkan peoples gave both himself and Alexander the resources necessary to carry out such conquests. Philip came to power in 359 B.C.E. after the Macedonians had just suffered a defeat at

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Mikki
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great By Kenneth W. Dunn Professor Diane Gordon UMUC HIST115 Spring 2005 Introduction Alexander III was born on July 20th, 356 BC to King Philip II and Olympia's. He was born in Pella, Macedonia. In 343 BC Aristotle was hired to educate Alexander at the age of 13. In 338 he commanded for the first time the Calvary during the battle of Chaeronea. Alexander ascends the throne of Macedonia in 336 BC after

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    Submitted: January 15, 2010 By: David
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Progress is the advancement or movement toward a goal, or to a further or higher state. This is a principle that Alexander of Macedon applied to his age of reign. Alexander of Macedon is commonly referred to as Alexander the Great. He is considered one of the most successful military commanders in history. He was born in 356 and reigned from 336 - 323 B.C.E, succeeding his father, King Philip 2nd of Macedon. Alexander inherited

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    Submitted: January 25, 2010 By: Mike
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Was Alexander really great? I believe Alexander was great because how many people actually keep his reputation of being great for as long as he has. Alexander's personality was outstanding, and the military strategies he introduced were like the nuclear weapons of today in ancient times. No one person in as small of a time frame as Alexander had conquered as much land as him, or earn the title of great. His reign was 336BC

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Tasha
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great's relation to triumph is obvious; he created an army that took over most of the known world. But what is not known widely is how tragic his life was. I cannot do full justice to his life but I will do my best to describe it. When Alexander was a child, his parents were constantly fighting. His father was usually away on campaigns, so he rarely saw him when he was young.

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Fonta
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great "It is a lovely thing to live with great courage and die leaving an everlasting fame." Alexander The Great Long before the birth of Christ, the land directly above what we know as Greece today, was called Macedonia. Macedonia still exists, but it is now Bulgaria, Yugoslavia and modern Greece. Macedonia was considered to be part of ancient Greece, but the people of these two countries couldn't be more different. No people

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    Submitted: February 21, 2010 By: Yan
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great Alexander the Great is known as the greatest king of all time. Alexander was born in 356 BC. He showed is bravery time after time by conquering the whole Persian Empire. Alexander the Great is the son of King Phillip of Macedonia. Throughout Alexander's childhood, he watched his father turn Macedonia into a powerful force. While in 336 BC, his father King Phillip was assassinated by a young Macedonia noble named Pausanias.

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    Submitted: April 27, 2010 By: Tommy
  • Alexander the Great

    Alexander the Great

    Alexander ascended to the Macedonian throne when his father died. Once in power, he disposed quickly of all conspirators and domestic enemies by ordering their execution. Then he descended on Thessaly, where partisans of independence had gained ascendancy, and restored Macedonian rule. Before the end of the summer of 336 BC he had reestablished his position in Greece and was elected by a congress of states at Corinth. But, Greek cities, like Athens and Thebes,

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    Submitted: April 30, 2010 By: Yan
  • Alexander The Great

    Alexander The Great

    Alexander The Great Alexander the Great's relation to triumph is obvious, he created an army which took over most of the known world. But what is not known widely is how tragic his life was. I cannot do full justice to his life but I will do my best to describe it. When Alexander was a child his parents were constantly fighting and his father was usually away on campaigns, so he rarely saw him

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    Submitted: May 27, 2010 By: Andrew
  • Alexander the Great: Shaping a World

    Alexander the Great: Shaping a World

    Alexander The Great was born in Macedonia in the year 356 B.C., several hundred years before Christ and even before the rise of Rome. Despite this fact he is still a topic of discussion and study more than two millennium later for a plethora of reasons. His insight and ability on the field of battle has made him a shining example of how to conduct the art of war. He has been studied for centuries

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    Submitted: December 28, 2009 By: Yan
  • Alfonso Capone By Nayef

    Alfonso Capone By Nayef

    In Brooklyn - New York, in 1899, Alphonse Capone was born. Johnny Torrio, a bootlegger in Chicago, recruited him when he was at the age of 22. Torrio was one of the many people who had established his business after the passing of the National Prohibition Act in 1920. Capone's job was to persuade proprietors to buy Torrio's illegal alcohol. Within three years Capone had taken over Johnny Torrio's business and controlled 161 illegal drinking

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    Submitted: May 19, 2010 By: Max
  • Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind The Prize

    Alfred Nobel: The Man Behind The Prize

    Alfred Nobel: The Man behind the Prize. Alfred Nobel is known for starting the Nobel Prize. This prize is given every year to some of the greatest minds in the world who through their work, help to better society. In opposition to the improvement of society, is the fact that Nobel's other known inventions brought much death and destruction to the world (Frost). This combination of inventions helps to pose the question who was Alfred

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    Submitted: March 10, 2010 By: Mikki
  • Algebra and Life

    Algebra and Life

    Algebra is one of the most important subjects someone can learn. It is a subject that transfers into daily life, often without anyone even realizing it. Unlike English or History classes, Algebra can be put straight to use once learned. It is one of the most versatile subjects there is. Algebra can be anything from calculating the amount of money you've spent on your grocery shopping, keeping track of the calories you have in your

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Ali: Spirit of the 60s

    Ali: Spirit of the 60s

    Cassius Clay was just a boxer. A boxer who captured the hearts of Americans while winning the 1960's Olympic gold. Here was a young man at the age of 18, representing the greatest nation on the planet and making his people proud. He would again gain the fascination of America with his defeat of the anti-hero of the time Sonny Liston. However, this hero famed across mainstream America would not last, all it would take

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Jack
  • Alien and Sedition Acts

    Alien and Sedition Acts

    The Alien and Sedition acts of 1798 were a consequence of many troubles the United States was having at the time. Just emerging into the world under President George Washington, their foreign policy was not enough to support themselves yet. The United States needed to make sure that there would be no foreign threat to them and to do so, they made a strict isolationist policy that was almost broken by the French call for

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    Submitted: January 20, 2010 By: Steve
  • All About Space

    All About Space

    2001 Space Odyssey The film segment chosen was the final scene from Stanley Kubrik^s 2001 A Space Odyssey made in 1968. As the name would suggest, the film is set almost entirely in the future. Already having projected itself over 30 years into the future, it would be safe to assume that this motion picture offers a wealth of imagery and futuristic vision. It does. It is towards the end of the film, however, that

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    Submitted: December 11, 2009 By: Fonta
  • All Men Are Created Equal

    All Men Are Created Equal

    All men are created equal. That has been proven true in only fantasies with princesses and knights in shining armor. Even then, there are still discriminations visible the hero; always handsome, with blonde hair, stunning blue eyes, and being white is with out question. The world is full of stereotypes. If a person is black, he/she is in a gang, if he/she is Hispanic then they are automatically living under poverty and must have jumped

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    Submitted: April 18, 2010 By: David

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