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  • Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials

    Salem Witch Trials: Casting a spell on the people Today, the idea of seeing a witch is almost inconsequential. Our Halloween holiday marks a celebration in which many will adorn themselves with pointy black hats and long stringy hair, and most will embrace them as comical and festive. Even the contemporary witchcraft religious groups forming are being accepted with less criticism. More recently, the Blair Witch movie craze has brought more fascination than fear to

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • The Issue of Slavery

    The Issue of Slavery

    The issue of slavery has been touched upon often in the course of history. The institution of slavery was addressed by French intellectuals during the Enlightenment. Later, during the French Revolution, the National Assembly issued the Declaration of the Rights of Man, which declared the equality of all men. Issues were raised concerning the application of this statement to the French colonies in the West Indies, which used slaves to work the land. As they

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    Essay Length: 594 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Small Man Who Led a Big Nation

    Small Man Who Led a Big Nation

    The Small Man Who Led a Big Nation Mahatma Gandhi was a national icon for the people of India between the years 1869 and 1948. He is still remembered all over the world today. To follow the path of Gandhi one must traverse all regions of India, from the houses of the highest officials to the poorest villages where the word poverty does injustice. Gandhi led a fearless resistance against the British government, that oppressed

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • King Henry 8th

    King Henry 8th

    World History On June 28, 1491 Henry the VIII of England was born. This young man will form his own church. He will succeed to the throne in 1509. He will also marry six women! Something good will happen when he is king, he will unite England and Wales and will also do some bad things like executing people who would not follow his rules. In 1539, the Act of Supremacy declared Henry to be

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • Selma Alabama

    Selma Alabama

    Selma, Alabama became the focus of the civil rights movement as activists worked to register Black voters. Demonstrators also organized a march from Selma to Montgomery to promote voting rights. "Bloody Sunday" occurred when state troopers attacked demonstrators. Despite the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the active attempts of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to register the Black voters of Alabama no significant progress was made . One such place was Selma Alabama.

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    Essay Length: 431 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • The 8th Amendment - "cruel and Unusual" Clause

    The 8th Amendment - "cruel and Unusual" Clause

    The 8th Amendment, "cruel and unusual" clause. The "cruel and unusual" clause in the eighth amendment states that "cruel and unusual punishment" such as torture or lingering death can not be inflicted on anyone as a form of execution. It is however permissible under the 8th Amendment to execute a convict by means of hanging, shooting, electrocution, and lethal gas. There is still confusion about what is actually constitutes "cruel and unusual punishment." There have

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Edward
  • The Tempest's Power

    The Tempest's Power

    Lust for Power Any good story starts with an observation: an observation of the silent neighbor, the infamously loud aunt at the family reunion or the mysterious stranger, smiling at nothing. William Shakespeare always wrote of these observations. His characters in each of his plays represent some part of society or desire lying within society. "The Tempest", Shakespeare's farewell to playwriting, contrasts the idea of civilization and raw nature pertaining to the desire for power,

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Lamb

    The Lamb

    A time lost in it's own morals, seeks refuge in the knowledge and innocence of the past. William Blake used direct dictation through his poem, "THE LAMB", in disseminating his theorem, which we, humans, seek to find peace within our selves only after reestablishing our identity with something pure. In the poem William Blake uses the Lamb, as a vessel, to interpret the innocence, we would seek to use. The speaker is seeking answers to

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The House of Seven Gables Analysis

    The House of Seven Gables Analysis

    "The love of money is the root of all evil." This basic proverb it the foundation that Nathaniel Hawthorne builds upon in The House of Seven Gables. Like all of hawthorns works he exploits the evils of the puritan heart in is 1851 Romantic Fantasy. Hawthorne tells the story of the Pyncheon family's struggle to overcome the inherrated problem caused by the sins of their ancestors. The Pyncheon family, however, thinks the problems come from

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    Essay Length: 2,324 Words / 10 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Moira Farr's "dangerous Determination"

    Moira Farr's "dangerous Determination"

    In the essay of "Dangerous Determination" that Moira Farr has written, she points out the fact that our society nowadays is being illogical about what gender is the "right" gender to have. This topic that she has chosen to write about, is actually a great issue in certain parts of this world that we all should take notice about. This piece of writing actually becomes quite repetitive because of the fact that she seems to

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    Essay Length: 327 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Tempest, Critical Review

    The Tempest, Critical Review

    Prospero's Plottings After years of writing plays of history, tragedy, grand comedy and dramatic romance, William Shakespeare emerged from his darker writing of the past into the lighter, more peaceful style of his play "The Tempest." This was Shakespeare's last complete play, and, just as he bid farewell to the art he had so mastered, his principal character Prospero departs from his artful magic on the island he omnisciently controls. While Prospero's early actions against

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    Essay Length: 794 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Whitman

    Whitman

    Through the history of the United states there have been a countless numbers of poets. With them came an equal number of writing styles. Certainly one of the most unique poets to write life's story through his own view of the world and with the ambition to do it was Walter Whitman. Greatly criticized by many readers of his work, Whitman was not a man to be deterred. Soon he would show the world that

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Horses by Edwin Muir

    The Horses by Edwin Muir

    "The Horses" is a poem by Edwin Muir. It tells the story of a world ravaged by nuclear war, where the few survivors live hopelessly in a desolate reality. Their outlook is changed by the arrival of the horses, a relic of the past which lets them rediscover humanity's bond with nature. "The Horses", as well as being a very beautiful and moving poem, has an important message to convey. The poet uses various

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair

    The Jungle by Upton Sinclair If you are or you know someone that is an immigrant to this country, then you know the struggles and hardships that one must face. Forget the language barrier, problems such as no money, no food or shelter, even no job are all brutal circumstances. All these problems are tough to surpass, and doing so is a task in itself. In The Jungle Upton Sinclair portrays all the problems that

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Literature - a Mirror of Society

    Literature - a Mirror of Society

    The literature of a country is affected and influenced by how the people of that country live. This paper will prove that The French Revolution greatly influenced 19th Century French Romanticism. First, the cultural values of the revolution will be identified. Then, the different aspects of Romanticism will be presented. The cultural values of The French Revolution and Romanticism will then be linked. Finally, literary examples will be shown to support this connection between the

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Literary Analysis: The Storm

    Literary Analysis: The Storm

    The plot of the story "The Storm" by Kate Chopin is a conventional everyday plot. The story would not be so interesting if it weren't for the last line of the story; "So the storm passed and everyone was happy." What did she mean by the closing line? My interpretation of the story is that she meant the rocky part of both Calixta and Alcee's marriage had passed along with the storm. Both Alcee and

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Red Badge of Courage

    Red Badge of Courage

    The effects that the physical environment, (nature) have on the main character, throughout any novel are so great. No one seems to notice the little details that slowly, yet gradually show, a main character's struggle, and the ironic role that nature plays in effecting their actions. Environment is always used some way, whether it is to help the main character cope with his or her struggle or, the strong emotional changes that it leaves the

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    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Tempest

    The Tempest

    Bringing it all together The Epilogue of the Tempest by William Shakespeare is an excellent -- if not the best -- example of Shakespeare's brilliance. In 20 lines Shakespeare is able to write an excellent ending to his play, while speaking through his characters about Shakespeare's own life and career. Even more amazingly, he seemlessly ties the two together. In the context of the story Prospero's monologue makes perfect sense. He has lost his magical

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    Essay Length: 524 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • The Scarlet Letter

    The Scarlet Letter

    The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is a novel that deals with the theme of sin. Throughout time, people have committed all types of sins, and whether they are major or minor, people have been punished for them. The strictness of a punishment is very difficult to agree on. Some people feel that sinners should be deeply punished no matter how little the sin was. Others feel that a person's punishment should be based upon

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    Essay Length: 797 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: March 19, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Overpopulation in the 1900's

    Overpopulation in the 1900's

    Some people believe that immigration in the 1900's was a good thing, however, they would be wrong. The United States government should have restricted the immigrants around that time. Some reasons are the population, the taking of new jobs and lowering wages, and diseases spreading quickly. These all factored importantly into why they should not have been allowed in. The population in the 1900's was beginning to overflow. In 18 the United States government had

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    Essay Length: 384 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • History the Wepon Review

    History the Wepon Review

    History the Weapon By Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. The article "History The Weapon" can be described as being similar to the game "Telephone", in which a phrase/message becomes completely misrepresented as it passes from person to person over a period of time. History, according to the article, is subject to the influences of the historian. It describes many examples of how history can be interpreted so differently depending upon how the recollection benefits specific goals

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    Essay Length: 566 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • Samuel Gompers

    Samuel Gompers

    Labor leader and advocate of legislative labor reform, Samuel Gompers was globally recognized for being a cornerstone in the sustaining legacy that is the American Federation of Labor. Gompers was born to a Jewish working class couple in London on the 27th of January in 1850. His childhood was short lived, for he was forced to mature early on. After only four years of receiving an elementary school education, Gompers was taken in and apprenticed

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • Oliver Cromwell

    Oliver Cromwell

    There is definitely an association between John Knox and Oliver Cromwell. Knox, in his book The Reformation of Scotland, outlined the whole process without which the British model of government under Oliver Cromwell never would not have been possible. Yet Knox was more consistently covenantal in his thinking. He recognized that civil government is based on a covenant between the magistrate (or the representative or king) and the populace. His view was that when the

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • Why Did American Nativist Groups Oppose Free, Unrestricted Immigration in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

    Why Did American Nativist Groups Oppose Free, Unrestricted Immigration in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries

    "Why did American nativist groups oppose free, unrestricted immigration in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries"? The Untied States of America is commonly labeled or thought of as the melting pot of the world where diverse groups of people flock to in order to better their current lives. In our countries history this has proven to primarily be our way of living and how the people as a nation view immigration. However, in the

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top
  • Intro to Indian Removal

    Intro to Indian Removal

    The constitution of the United States reads; "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain inalienable rights that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." In the early 1800's, there existed a deep division among the nation's white population regarding Native Americans. In their dealings with Native Americans, the first white settlers adopted policies that were formed by

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    Submitted: March 23, 2009 By: Top

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