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  • War of 1812

    War of 1812

    The War of 1812 The war of 1812, supposedly fought over neutral trading rights, was a very peculiar conflict indeed. Britain's trade restrictions, one of the main causes, were removed two days before the war started; the New Englanders, for whom the war was supposedly fought, opposed it; the most decisive battle, at New Orleans, was fought after the war ended. During the Napoleonic wars, Britain and France had disrupted US shipping, confiscated American goods,

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • A.P.U.S. History Outline

    A.P.U.S. History Outline

    I. Urbanization A. Industrial Sources of City Growth 1. Until the Civil War, cities were centers of commerce not industry. 2. Cities were places where merchants bought and sold there goods. 3. After mid-century, industry began to abandon the countryside. 4. NY, Phil., Brooklyn, St, Louis were among the largest cities. 5. Many smaller cities became one-industry towns. 6. As factories became bigger, their size cont. to urban growth. B. City Building 1. The commercial

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    Essay Length: 857 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials

    Dearest James, It has been a long time since we have talked. I hope you and your family are well in Jamestown, give your parents my best wishes, and tell your sister hello for me. I am writing to you in hopes that this will not be my last letter; for everything has gone to pieces in Salem. It all started when Faith and I decided one night to meet out in the field and

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    Essay Length: 1,086 Words / 5 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Dbq 1985

    Dbq 1985

    DBQ 1985 The colonists were living in a brand new country that had no track record. Considering that the articles of confederation had no precedent to follow, and no other government to imitate; the articles were fairly good. However, the Articles of Confederation could have been more effective than they were. Effective does not necessarily mean that the government was strong. It does mean that the government was able to provide the people with the

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Bill Gates

    Bill Gates

    INTRODUCTION We are living in the information age. Everything nowadays revolves around computers and electronics. A person in California can play another competitor in Iran a game of chess without leaving their home by the use of computers. Computers have become a lot smaller and much more famous around the world. One individual has played a big role in the computer industry. He is an American business executive, chairman and chief executive officer of the

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Johannes Kepler

    Johannes Kepler

    Johannes Kepler The Harmonies of the World "By the study of the orbit of Mars, we must either arrive at the secrets of astronomy or forever remain in ignorance of them." Johannes Kepler Biography Kepler, Johannes (1571-1630) who was a German astronomer and natural philosopher is noted for coming up with and verifying the three laws of planetary motion. These laws are now known as Kepler's laws of Planetary Motion. Johanne was born on December

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • Stephen King

    Stephen King

    The second son of Donald and Nellie Ruth Pillsbury King was born on 1974 in Portland, Maine. His name was Stephen Edwin King. After his parents serpertion as a toddler, Stephen and his older brother, David, were raised by his mother. Stephen, David, nd their mother lived in Fort Wayne, Indiana, which was where Stephen's father's side of the family lived. They then moved to Stratford, Connecticut, that was where Stephen King spent most

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: regina
  • 19th Century Women Authors

    19th Century Women Authors

    19th Century Women Authors Some of the most influential women authors of all time lived in the 19th century. These women expressed their inner most thoughts and ideas through their writings. They helped to change society, perhaps without knowing it, through poetry, novels, and articles. Emily Dickinson, Harriet Jacobs, Kate Chopin, Louisa May Alcott, and Elizabeth Oakes Smith are the best-known controversial and expressive women authors of their time. On December 10, 1830 a poet

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    Essay Length: 3,207 Words / 13 Pages
    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Jack
  • Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer

    Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer

    Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer Mathew B. Brady: Civil War Photographer was written by Elizabeth Van Steenwyk. Elizabeth Van Steenwyk has written many good books for young people including: Saddlebag Salesmen, The California Missions, Frederic Remington, The California Gold Rush: West with the Forty-Niners, and Ida B. Wells-Barnett: Woman of Courage. Elizabeth now lives in San Marino, California with her husband. Mathew B. Brady was born somewhere between 1823 and 1824. His early life

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Jack
  • The Political Lift of Richard Nixon

    The Political Lift of Richard Nixon

    The Political Career of Richard Nixon 1. Nixon's Beginning in Politics 2. Emergence in National Politics A. The Hiss Case B. Nixon's Political Obituary C. Resurgence as a presidential candidate 3. The 37th President A. Nixon's Appointment's B. Foreign Policy 1. Nixon's plans for Europe 2. Vietnam C. Domestic Policy 4. Nixon's Second Administration A. Reelection B. Watergate A few weeks after the United States entered World War II a young man named Richard Nixon

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Monika
  • Margaret Mead

    Margaret Mead

    Margaret Mead did so much and was so many things including, a great scientist, an explorer, a writer, and a teacher, who educated the human race in numerous and diverse ways. Margaret Mead affected our society in many many different ways, and for this reason her name will be respected in the anthropological fields possibly forever. She was born in Philadelphia on December 16, 1901, and was educated at Barnard College and at Columbia University.

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    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Monika
  • Mohandas Gandhi

    Mohandas Gandhi

    Mohandas Gandhi was born the youngest son of his father, Karamchand Gandhi's, fourth wife, Putlibai, in a small village in western India called Porbandar. He grew up in a strict Hindu household, for his father was the chief minister, or dewan, of the town. Although Karamchand was not well educated, he was a good leader and politician. His mother, Putlibai was a very religious housewife, and spent most of her time at home or in

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    Essay Length: 1,487 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: February 18, 2009 By: Monika
  • Al Capone

    Al Capone

    Al Capone Thesis: From racketeering, bootlegging, and brotheling, Alphonse Capone is one of the most well known and influential gangsters in history. Al Capone, born to Gabriele and Teresina Capone, was born in Brooklyn, New York. At age 5 he starrted school at Public School no.7 on Adams street. Al's school had outbreaks of violence. Male Students engaged in fist fights with female teachers. At age 14 he engaged in a fight between himself and

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    Submitted: February 26, 2009 By: Max
  • Rosa Parks

    Rosa Parks

    One of the most infulential and inspirational women of all time was Rosa Parks. By one action she helped change the lives of a majority ofAfrican Americans and more importantly society as a whole. Rosa Parks sparked the attention of America when she refused to settle for the black (lower class)standards. Not only did she help change the lives for many African Americans but she helped equality for all men and women in the

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway

    Ernest Hemingway was an American writer. He was born in 1899 in Oak Park, Illinois. He committed suicide in 1961 in Ketchum, Idaho (Burges 17). Even today Hemingway is one of the most recognized authors in the world. Hemingway's experiences during World War I are directly shown in many of his works. His general outlook on life is reflected in the adventures of his characters. It is clear that Hemingway had a desire to be

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    Submitted: March 2, 2009 By: Kevin
  • The Cpa of the 21st Century

    The Cpa of the 21st Century

    Business practices have changed during the past millennium . Businesses have evolved over time from bartering goods and riverside trading, to small local stores, mega malls, and business over the Internet. Through all these changes, companies needed to keep records of their equity, assets, liabilities, and cash flows in order to remain competitive in their field. Accounting standards have also changed over the years, through FASB, CAP, and APB, issuing updated efficient standards called GAAP.

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    Submitted: March 4, 2009 By: David
  • Nafta Case Study

    Nafta Case Study

    NAFTA Five Years of Failure By: Jeff Dotson In December of 1992, Presidents Salinas (Mexico), Bush (U.S.) and Prime Minister Brian Mulroney of Canada signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). The Mexican legislature ratified NAFTA in 1993 and the treaty went into effect on January 1, 1994, creating the largest free-trade zone in the world. NAFTA's promoters promised 200,000 new jobs per year for the U.S., higher wages in Mexico and a growing

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    Essay Length: 8,025 Words / 33 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2009 By: Bred
  • Business Ethics

    Business Ethics

    Ethics in Business - From a business perspective, working under government contracts can be a very lucrative proposition. In general, a stream of orders keep coming in, revenue increases and the company grows in the aggregate. The obvious downfalls to working in this manner is both higher quality expected as well as the extensive research and documentation required for government contracts. If a part fails to perform correctly it can cause minor glitches as well

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    Essay Length: 2,345 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2009 By: Bred
  • Accounting Principals

    Accounting Principals

    In any business no matter how big or small financial statements are crucial if achieving success is the ultimate goal. There are three main types of financial statements, they are: Income statement, balance sheet and statement of owner's equity. All three of these financial statements can be looked upon to see where changes can be made in a company to ensure better success. The income statement is important because it presents the revenues and

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    Essay Length: 387 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 11, 2009 By: Bred
  • History of Coca Cola

    History of Coca Cola

    History of Coca Cola Coca Cola a company founded in 1885 by John Pemberton and his partner Frank Robinson has had a historic era in it's growth till 1970 passing through two owners and a number of people, managing it at the top which made Coca Cola what it is today. The company in the early 70's was at its critical stages of losing its pre eminent position as the No.1 cola drink in U.S.A.

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    Submitted: March 11, 2009 By: Bred
  • Was the 5th Century Bce a "golden Age" for Athens?

    Was the 5th Century Bce a "golden Age" for Athens?

    The 5th century BCE was a period of great development in Ancient Greece, and specifically in Athens. The development of so many cultural achievements within Athens and the Athenian Empire has led scholars to deem this period a "Golden Age." It is true that his period had many achievements, but in the light of the Athenians treatment of women, metics (non-Athenians living in Athens), and slaves it is given to question whether or not the

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Tommy
  • Economies of Cuba and Puerto Rico 16th - 18th Century

    Economies of Cuba and Puerto Rico 16th - 18th Century

    The economies of Cuba and Puerto Rico are very similar during the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. As Spain colonized these two islands in the 16th century under the idea that gold was abundant. Thus in turn the islands became a safe port for Spain and her vessels. It also set out to be a huge migration from the Spain to the islands, because everyone was set to search for gold. . This turned out

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Maximillien Robespierre

    Maximillien Robespierre

    Maximillien Robespierre Maximillien Robespierre is commonly viewed as the symbol of the Reign of Terror, the short period in which thousands of people were executed because they were thought to be traitors. However, Maximillien was actually an idealistic reformer with an image of peace and equality driving him on, who is unfairly credited with the Terror, and assumed to be a power-hungry tyrant. Maximillien was able to attend a prominent educational institution. He became an

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Were Economic Factors Primarily Responsible for Nineteenth-Century British Imperialism?

    Were Economic Factors Primarily Responsible for Nineteenth-Century British Imperialism?

    Were Economic Factors Primarily Responsible for Nineteenth-Century British Imperialism? In society today the almighty dollar is what motivates most people's actions. However, there are other reasons that can promote a change within a system such as morals, religious beliefs, values, and ethics. During the nineteenth century, society was not much different from that of the present day as the economy remains one of the most important parts of the country. This is evident in the

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Education in Britain During the Eighteenth Century

    Education in Britain During the Eighteenth Century

    Education in Britain during the Eighteenth Century In Britain now a days every child must go to school to further their education. However, it was not like that in the eighteenth century. The less fortunate were not as educated because they could not afford to have their children go to school. Girls had less of a chance to go to school than boys. But as the eighteenth century went on different types of schools were

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    Submitted: March 16, 2009 By: Wendy

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