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  • Bill Gates

    Bill Gates

    Bill Gates Bill Gates is the Antichrist Ever since Microsoft was founded, Bill Gates has gained power over the people of the world by winning a monopoly in the computer-software industry. From the assistance Microsoft gave in the development of the personal computer, to the virtual monopoly that Windows 95 now has on most computers all over the world; Microsoft has controlled a major portion of the computer industry. In his repeated conquests over his

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    Submitted: December 20, 2008 By: Jessica
  • Bill Gates Biography

    Bill Gates Biography

    Bill Gates Biography Microsoft and Bill Gates Computers are one of the most important items in today's world. They run most things humans use, including everything from life-sustaining machines used in surgery to the alarm clocks that wake the world up every morning. "Microsoft has sold its products to 180 million people all around the world. Since 1988, the company has been the number one software vendor in the world" (Ferry 24). The people who

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    Submitted: December 20, 2008 By: Jessica
  • Bismarck

    Bismarck

    Bismarck Bismarck, Prince Otto Edward Leopold von (1815-1898), Prusso-German statesman, who was the architect and first chancellor (1871-1890) of the German Empire. Bismarck was born on April 1, 1815, at Schönhausen, north-west of Berlin, the son of a landowning nobleman (Junker) and a prosperous bourgeois mother: his multifaceted background accounts for the blend of intellectual subtlety and Junker parochialism in his character. He studied law, and in 1836 entered government service. Unhappy in his subordinate

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    Submitted: December 20, 2008 By: Jessica
  • David Suzuki's Biography

    David Suzuki's Biography

    David Suzuki's Biography David Takayoshi Suzuki was born March 24, 1936 in Vancouver, British Columbia Canada. David had 3 siblings Marcia, Geraldine, and Dawn. David's grandparents immigrated to Canada in the beginning of the 20th century. During the Second World War when he was six his family suffered internment. The government sold their dry-cleaning business while family members went to labour camps. After the war his family was forced to move to the east coast

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    Essay Length: 385 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: December 20, 2008 By: Jessica
  • Erik Erikson Biography

    Erik Erikson Biography

    Erik Erikson How a society educates its population is one of the most pressing and enduring issues facing any civilization. Certainly, great effort is expended in the area of education to achieve the highest yield for society, This effort can cover a breadth of different approaches including controlling education as the Communists and other dictatorial governments have done to education only founded in Reason as the Enlightenment and French Revolution have done, to a free

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    Submitted: December 20, 2008 By: Jessica
  • Mikhail Gorbachev Biography

    Mikhail Gorbachev Biography

    Mikhail Gorbachev Biography • Born 1931 into a peasant family • Studied law at Moscow University in the 1950s • Worked as a local Communist Party official in his home area • By 1978 he was a member of the Central Committee of the party and was in charge of agriculture • In 1980 he joined the Politburo • He was a close friend of Andropov, who was the Soviet leader in 1983, and shared

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    Submitted: December 20, 2008 By: Jessica
  • Causes of the Civil War

    Causes of the Civil War

    The South, which was known as the Confederate States of America, seceded from the North, which was also known as the Union, for many different reasons. The reason they wanted to succeed was because there was four decades of great sectional conflict between the two. Between the North and South there were deep economic, social, and political differences. The South wanted to become an independent nation. There were many reasons why the South wanted to

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    Submitted: January 6, 2009 By: Mike
  • The Great Depression

    The Great Depression

    The Great Depression The 1930's were a sad time for many. It is the time when the stock market crashed, banks closed, and millions were left penniless. To fully understand the events of the 1930's and the Great Depression, one must first understand the economic terms of that period, as well as the many acts and groups that contributed to helping the nation get back on its feet. The business cycle is the pattern of

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    Submitted: January 7, 2009 By: Andrew
  • Beloved and Toni Morrison

    Beloved and Toni Morrison

    Toni Morrison, the first black woman to receive Nobel Prize in Literature, was born Chloe Anthony Wofford on February 18, 1931 in Lorain, Ohio, U.S.A. She was the second of four children of George Wofford, a shipyard welder and Ramah Willis Wofford. Her parents moved to Ohio from the South to escape racism and to find better opportunities in the North. Her father was a hardworking and dignified man. While the children were growing up,

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    Submitted: January 7, 2009 By: Kevin
  • The Prinicple of Utility

    The Prinicple of Utility

    The Principle of Utility A. Jeremy Bentham (1748 – 1832) There are two main people that talked about the principles of utility and they were Jeremy Bentham and John Stuart Mill. First off I'll talk to you about Mr. Bentham. It is helpful to see Bentham's moral philosophy in the context of his political philosophy, his attempt to find a rational approach to law and legislative action. He argued against "natural law" theory and thought

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    Submitted: January 8, 2009 By: David
  • Matrix

    Matrix

    Epistemology is the nature of knowledge. Knowledge is important when considering what is reality and what is deception. The movie "The Matrix" displays a social deception in which Neo, the main character, is caught between what he thought was once reality and a whole new world that controls everything he thought was real. If I were Neo, I would not truly be able to know that I was in the matrix. However, it is rational

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    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: July
  • Descartes, Leibniz, and Spinoza

    Descartes, Leibniz, and Spinoza

    If these great thinkers (Descartes, Spinoza, and Leibniz) were to discuss instead the soul's connection to the body, what might each say (both on his own behalf and in response to the other)? Would they find any places where they might agree? If not, why not? (These are, after all, smart guys!) Though this sort of meeting would strike me as a debate with as furiously disparate and uncompromising ideals as one would find in

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    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: July
  • Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (aids)

    Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (aids)

    AIDS Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome, better known as AIDS, is caused by the incurable HIV virus. AIDS is a deadly disease that deteriorates the immune system. There are two groups of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus), HIV-1 that occurs throughout the world and HIV-2 that mainly occurs in Africa. The HIV virus enters the white blood cells and takes over the reproductive system of that cell and uses the system to reproduce itself. The white blood

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    Submitted: January 10, 2009 By: Artur
  • 2 Types of Therapies

    2 Types of Therapies

    There are many different types of therapies or psychological methods used to alleviate problems. First, there are therapies that emphasize the value of gaining insight to personal problems. Then there are behavior therapies and cognitive therapies, which are used to directly change troublesome actions and thoughts. Two therapies I will be describing are rational-emotive behavior therapy and psychoanalysis. According to author Dennis Coon of Introduction to Psychology, "Rational-emotive behavior therapy (REBT) attempts to change or

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    Submitted: January 11, 2009 By: Jon
  • What Does the Jesus of Mitchell's Gospel Have to Say to Those of Us Living in the Year 2000?

    What Does the Jesus of Mitchell's Gospel Have to Say to Those of Us Living in the Year 2000?

    What does the Jesus of Mitchell's gospel have to say to those of us living in the year 2000? The true test of a literary work is the test of time. If a work has a universal theme, if it has a universal lesson that can be learned, it will last and be referred to as a classic and generation after generation of students will read and discuss it in school. While the Gospels are

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    Submitted: January 12, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • The Cabin Kevin Jones

    The Cabin Kevin Jones

    The Cabin Kevin Jones Unreliable narrator 2nd per Do I know where the bathroom is? What do you mean, do I know where the bathroom is? I've been in the Delta View Mental Institute for five years now and you are still asking me if I know where the bathroom is. I know this place like the back of my hand. I'm not crazy, how many times do I have to tell you people? These

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    Submitted: January 14, 2009 By: Jessica
  • The Perfect Gesture

    The Perfect Gesture

    The Perfect Gesture. The perfect form football tackle, that is the perfect gesture. The person that made this gesture was Gary Kmiec. I witnessed this event for the first time, Labor Day, at the junior varsity football game against North Park College. The day was hot and humid, like a regular Chicago summer. The North Park Viking's field was hardly appealing to the eye. The field was one of those contraptions of a baseball/football field

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    Submitted: January 15, 2009 By: Tasha
  • Climate Action Plans Fail to Deliver

    Climate Action Plans Fail to Deliver

    Around the country, localities, states and multi-state regions are convening Climate Change Task Forces aimed at developing plans to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As the name suggests, these groups have been created to develop Climate Action Plans that are intended to lessen the projected impacts of anthropogenic climate change around the world in general, but more particularly, in each state. In every case, the Action Plans include a lengthy list of cookie-cut, prescribed actions spread

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    Submitted: January 16, 2009 By: Anna
  • Cold War People

    Cold War People

    Bryan LeBrun Harry S. Truman was elected president in 1945. Truman made some crucial decisions in history. Soon after V-E Day, the war against Japan had reached its final stage. A plea to Japan to surrender was rejected. Truman ordered atomic bombs dropped on cities devoted to war work. They were Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japanese surrendered right after. In June, 1945, Truman witnessed the signing of the charter of the United Nations to preserve peace.

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    Submitted: January 26, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Sedition Act

    The Sedition Act

    The Sedition Act of 1798 For the first few years of Constitutional government, under the leadership of George Washington, there was a unity, commonly called Federalism that even James Madison (the future architect of the Republican Party) acknowledged in describing the Republican form of government-- " And according to the degree of pleasure and pride we feel in being republicans, ought to be our zeal in cherishing the spirit and supporting the character of Federalists."

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar

    Augustus Caesar In ancient history there have been many great leaders who have come to the forefront to save the Roman Empire from destruction and demise. The leaders and heroes of the Roman Empire are countless, but one leader stands out from all the rest. Augustus Caesar's contributions to Roman history helped make Rome the dominant empire we study and remember today. (Octavian) Augustus Caesar is without a doubt the greatest political leader in

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Stenly
  • Persian Gulf War - the Feat of the Western Countries

    Persian Gulf War - the Feat of the Western Countries

    Persian Gulf War-the Feat of the Western Countries Essay submitted by Unknown On August 2nd, 1990 Iraqi military forces invaded and occupied the small Arab state of Kuwait. The order was given by Iraqi dictatorial president Saddam Hussein. His aim was apparently to take control Kuwait's oil reserves (despite its small size Kuwait is a huge oil producer; it has about 10 per cent of the world's oil reserves ). Iraq accused Kuwait, and also

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fonta
  • 1929 Stock Market Crash

    1929 Stock Market Crash

    The 1929 Stock Market Crash In early 1928 the Dow Jones Average went from a low of 191 early in the year, to a high of 300 in December of 1928 and peaked at 381 in September of 1929. (1929…) It was anticipated that the increases in earnings and dividends would continue. (1929…) The price to earnings ratings rose from 10 to 12 to 20 and higher for the market's favorite stocks. (1929…) Observers believed

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fonta
  • President Thomas Jefferson 1801 - 1809

    President Thomas Jefferson 1801 - 1809

    President Thomas Jefferson 1801 - 1809 Thomas Jefferson came into presidency with the intentions of limiting the size and power of the central government. His success and failures in accomplishing this goal were many. Thomas Jefferson was America's third president in reign from 1801 – 1809, once tying in the presidential race with Aaron Burr, where the decision was made by the House of Representatives to choose Jefferson whom they thought was less dangerous than

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fonta
  • D-Day - the Invasion of Normandy

    D-Day - the Invasion of Normandy

    D-Day: The Invasion of Normandy When on D-Day-June 6, 1944-Allied armies landed in Normandy on the North-western coast of France, one of the most important events of World War II happened; the fate of Europe hung on the results of the invasion. If the invasion failed, the United States might turn its full attention to the enemy in the Pacific-Japan-leaving Britain alone, with most of its resources spent in mounting the invasion. That would enable

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Tommy

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