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  • Odyssey

    Odyssey

    1. Does the Odysseus of these books seem different in character from the Odysseus of Books V В– XII? If so, why? In the books 5 to 12 Odysseus' character does not really undergo any transitions from one facet to another. Odysseus still carries the same attributes and traits right through to the end of the story. It is, however, evident in book 22, when Odysseus takes his revenge upon the suitors, that we see

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    Submitted: March 17, 2009 By: Anna
  • Daily Athenian Life

    Daily Athenian Life

    "Famed for its literature, poetry, drama, theatre, schools, buildings, government, and intellectual superiority you have no doubt that your polis, Athens, is clearly the shining star of all Greek city-states."(Daily life in ancient Greece) Athens was a mighty city-state of Greece. Even though it was a very intellectual and powerful city-state, it did not mean that it was necessarily a good city. Athens was the cause of the Peloponnesian War. It deceived the other city-states

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    Submitted: March 17, 2009 By: David
  • The Jacksonian Era

    The Jacksonian Era

    The Jacksonian Era (1824-1848) Although the "Age of Jackson" wasn't a time era, which brought forth a great political, social, or economic freedom and equality to the U.S., it did in fact put our country through a metamorphosis in our political lives of the nation. The start of a new presidency (Jackson's presidency) was accompanied by huge numbers of Hickoryites (Jacksonian supporters) and official hopefuls. Many of these hopefuls were granted their desire of holding

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    Submitted: March 17, 2009 By: David
  • Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon Bonaparte

    Napoleon was one of the most important figures in European history. As one of the greatest military leaders, Napoleon did many things to modernize the European nations he ruled. In 1769, Napoleon Bonaparte was born in Ajaccio, Corsica. His middle class family was of Italian descent. After completing his education, Napoleon went to France to become a solider. In Napoleon's first battle as leader of an army, he became famous. By pointing artillery at the

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    Submitted: March 17, 2009 By: David
  • Edvard Munch: A Biography

    Edvard Munch: A Biography

    Edvard Munch: A Biography Edvard Munch is regarded as a pioneer in the Expressionist movement in modern painting. At an early stage Munch was recognized in Germany and central Europe as one of the creators of a new movement in art. Munch and many artists of the time needed to express their feelings about all the change that was happening around. Edvard Munch was born in Norway in 1863; he knew how a person's emotional

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    Submitted: March 17, 2009 By: David
  • European Monarchs of the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuri

    European Monarchs of the Late Fifteenth and Early Sixteenth Centuri

    In northern Europe after the Middle Ages, monarchies began to build the foundations of their countries that are still in affect today. During the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries these "New Monarchs" made many relevant changes in their nations. During the middle of the fifteenth century Europe was affected by war and rebellion, which weakened central governments. As the monarchies attempted to develop into centralized governments once again, feudalism's influence was lessened. This "new"

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    Submitted: March 18, 2009 By: David
  • King Aurther

    King Aurther

    the feast of Pentacost all manner of men assayed to pull at the sword that wold assay, but none might prevail but Arthur, and he pulled it afore all the lords and commons that were there, wherefore all the commons cried at once, 'We will have Arthur unto our king; we will put him no more in delay, for we all see that it is God's will that he shall be our king, and who

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Fall of the Bastille

    Fall of the Bastille

    Ce n'est pas une revolte, c'est une revolution! "Your Majesty! They have stormed the Bastille!" exclaimed King Louis XVI's aide. "Is this a revolt?" asked the king. "No, sire, it's a revolution." On July 14, 1789, a huge, angry mob marched to the Bastille, a high security prison that symbolized royal tyranny, searching for gun powder and prisoners that had been taken by the unpopular and detested King, Louis XVI (Time Life 1999). The flying

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill

    Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill You may have come to know that Winston Churchill was the British Prime Minister, or maybe a journalist for the Morning Post, or maybe even a soldier at war, but do you know the true story behind all of the successes of Winston Churchill? Well if not, the following essay is sure to capture your attention. Winston Churchill was one of the most proficient prime ministers obtained by Great Britain

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Capitalist/democratic Person

    Capitalist/democratic Person

    The ideal American would posses qualities shared by the democratic and capitalistic ideologies. In fact to be truly effective these two should be intertwined. Unfortunately, most do not posses these traits collectively, and oftentimes people do not have any at all. In this paper though, I shall step from reality and attempt to describe the ideal democratic/capitalistic person. The most important quality, and usually the most neglected, is having the ability to think. One must

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Red Scare

    Red Scare

    The documents presented here are designed to be used in classes about Pacific Northwest history or US history. Although the documents deal specifically with events in Washington state, they are still potentially useful for a course about US history as a whole. As historian Richard Fried has observed, "'McCarthyism' is so often characterized in abstract terms that its meaning remains fuzzy. To sense the emotional bite of the Communist issue and to understand both how

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Indentity

    Indentity

    "It's unfortunate that people even today are judged by the color of their skin and not the content of their character," Martin Luther King Jr. Throughout the free existence of humans, we have continued to question our life's reason. What is our essence in this world? Who are we? What happens after life? If it is obvious that humans are created with no more worth than the other, then why would we not cherish our

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Patriot

    Patriot

    Martin, a veteran of the French and Indian War, thinks of himself as a battle-weary peacenik (his eldest son joins the army against his wishes), but if he believes in liberating the colonies from the tyranny of King George III, he believes even more fervently in smiting the holy bejesus out of the soldiers who have torn his family apart. That these aristocratic oppressors happen to be the same redcoats who are fighting to quash

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Pains of Being a Famous Artists

    Pains of Being a Famous Artists

    The most successful or famous artists are not always as happy as successful people are portrayed- living a life of fame, fortune, and glamour. The following examples will show some of the problems that four different artists have suffered in the past century. Vincent van Gogh was a Dutch painter who lived from March 30, 1853 to July 29, 1890. He is now one of the most famous painters in modern art (World Book 306).

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Martha Ballard - a Midwives Tale

    Martha Ballard - a Midwives Tale

    This Woman's Work Before I watched "A Midwife's Tale", a movie created from the diary found by Laurel Ulrich chronicling the life of a woman named Martha Ballard, I thought the women in these times were just housewives and nothing else. I pictured them doing the cleaning and the cooking for their husbands and not being very smart because of the lack of education or them being unable to work. My view on the subject

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Valley of the Kings

    Valley of the Kings

    It's easy to understand why the Valley of the Kings was not discovered until the 1800's. It is located over a mountain ridge and in a secluded valley, miles from civilization. The Valley of the Kings contains approximately sixty-two excavated tombs, not all of which are royal. Some belonged to the privileged members of nobility and were not decorated. The earliest tombs of such kings as Thutmose I contained stairways, corridors, and right-angle bends; whereas,

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    Essay Length: 467 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Magna Carta

    Magna Carta

    The three major documents that laid the foundation for a limited and representative government were The Mayflower Compact, The Petition of Rights, and The Magna Carta. The Magna Carta was the main document that set up a limited government, placing strict powers on the monarch, which King John did not agree with but was forced to sign. This document granted the nobles many rights, although the Magna Carta did not grant individual rights to the

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Francis of Assisi

    Francis of Assisi

    Francis of Assisi was a poor man who astounded and inspired the Church by taking the gospel literallyВ—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit and without a mite of self-importance. Francis was famous for his love of all creation. He called for simplicity of life, poverty, and humility before God. He worked to care for the poor. Thousands were drawn to his sincerity,

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • United Nations

    United Nations

    UN:United Nations The United Nations was established on October 29, 1945. The United Nations was formed right after World War 2. It was also formed for international assembly of Nations to bring world peace. The United Nations is the successor of the league of Nations, a kind of the same organizationformed after World War 1 that failed to stop another war. The United Nations was first outlined in the Dumbarton Oaks Proposal of 1944. In

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Education in France

    Education in France

    Education in France Julia Wilkinson France is a nation focused on culture. It is in many ways the "cultural capital of the world". France has always been an inspiration for many artists. Due to its strong culture and other moral factors, France is a country afraid of change and its education system is subject to this fear. In France today, the education system is very similar to what it has been in the past. As

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Veitnam War

    Veitnam War

    Vietnam War When most people hear the words Vietnam, what does it make them think about? The main answer most people come up with is death, or policing actions of the United States. The Vietnam War wasn't about death it was about the French Colonial Rule of South Vietnam. "The Vietnam War was the legacy of Frances failure to suppress nationalist forces in Indochina as it struggled to restore its colonial dominion after World War

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • What Factors Helped to Promote America's Huge Industrial Growth During the Period from 1860-1900?

    What Factors Helped to Promote America's Huge Industrial Growth During the Period from 1860-1900?

    What factors helped to promote America's huge industrial growth during the period from 1860-1900? America had a huge industrial revolution in the late 1800"s. Many changes happened to our great nation, which factored into this. The evidence clearly shows that advancements in new technology, a large wave of immigrants into our country and new views of our government, helped to promote America's huge industrial growth from the period of 1860-1900. Advancements in new technology clearly

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Expansion 1840's Vs. 1890's

    Expansion 1840's Vs. 1890's

    Compare the debates that took place over American expansionism in the 1840s with those that took place in the 1890s, analyzing the similarities and differences in the debates of the two eras. The 1840s and 1890s saw an expansion of American territory, as a result of several economic, political, and cultural factors. The expansionist movements of the 1840s and 1890s were similar in their justifications, but the arguments against each differed greatly. Both expansion movements

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Fast Food

    Fast Food

    If you like me you probably have had more fast food than you would like to admit. Fast food is an idea that has taken the world by storm, being able to travel from home to Chicago, to Boise, to Atlanta or now even China and get the same food made you way! Some people blame fast food for America's obesity and laziness problems while others could not live a day with out a Big

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Saving Private Ryan

    Saving Private Ryan

    Saving Private Ryan June 6, 1944. Military forces converge on the beaches of Normandy for one of the most decisive battles of World War Two. America would call this a victory. History would call it D-Day. But for Captain Miller and his squad of young soldiers, the day after the landing on Omaha Beach would change all of there lives. They would get a special order from Washington ordering them to go on a personnel

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward

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