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Reasons to Make Capital Punishment Illegal - Capital punishment is one of the most debated topics in the nation today. Since colonial times, more than 13,000 people have been legally executed and a large percentage of these executions occurred during the early 1900's. In the 1930's, approximately 150 people were being legally executed each year. However, the number of executions started to decrease, as public outrage became apparent. Currently, over 3,500 people are on death row....   [tags: Papers Argumentative Death Penalty]
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The Cuban Missile Crisis - The Cuban Missile Crisis Thousands of minuscule ripples protrude from the vast Atlantic Ocean. The sun, old in its day and weary of shining down upon the blue green sea begins to set. Almost as if to save the best for last, a brilliant mirage of orange and red color is cast upon the busy waves. Nowhere on this planet is this image captured so brilliantly as in the Caribbean, and nowhere on the earth is such a surreal scene captured daily. This heaven on Earth is a painter¡¦s paradise, a travel agent¡¦s dream, and a honeymooner utopia....   [tags: Papers] 2115 words
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The History of Mexican Immigration to the United States - The History of Mexican Immigration to the United States Missing Works Cited Over the passed one and a half centuries, since the Treaty of Hidalgo in 1848 gave the United States most lands north of the Rio Grande, the 1200 mile United States-Mexican border has been a very active one. Mexicans have emigrated from their homeland in droves over these years in three major phases preceded by a small phase. The Mexicans have made this exodus in search of a better life than their homeland could offer. At first Mexicans had no interest in settling in the United States....   [tags: Papers] 1635 words
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Dangers of Abortion in Angus McLaren's Article 'Illegal Operations: Women, Doctors and Abortion' - Dangers of Abortion in Angus McLaren's Article 'Illegal Operations: Women, Doctors and Abortion' Angus McLaren, author of “Illegal Operations: Women, Doctors, and Abortion” demonstrates the life of an abortionist in the late 1800’s to the mid 1900’s. McLaren explains a series of affairs in detail with many different abortionists. Since abortion was illegal at the time, many women consulted midwives, or took the procedure of abortion among themselves, this at times resulted in their death. The articles purpose is to use legal sources to explore the decision to abort while the state, and the professions took a serious interest in the fertility control decisions of women....   [tags: Papers] 612 words
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The Middle Class - The Middle Class Between 1000 and 1750 AD, the population of the world has increased by 480 million people, of which 21 %, or about 102 millions lived in Europe. Between 1750 and 1800 AD the world's population has grown by 190 millions, which is not much by later standards, and of which Europe's share was 27 % that adds up to 51 million people. That was the first time in history that Europe's share, which included North America and Oceania, surpassed the world's population's increase....   [tags: Papers] 3740 words
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Health Promotion - Health by definition is the complete physical, mental and social well-being (Burch, 2001). In the past health has been defined as the absence of disease. Health promotion enables people the ability and resources to improve and control their overall health. Being able to adjust and adapt to various social and physical environments in day-to-day activities is a trait of a healthy individual. Health promotion is not just the responsibility of those individuals in the health field. An individual?s well-being reflects whether or not that person has a healthy lifestyle....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay] 2725 words
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Hell's Kitchen and the Capeman Murder - Hell's Kitchen and the Capeman Murder Hell's Kitchen is the section of Manhattan that is between 34th and 59th Streets and from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. It was the home of New York's most dangerous criminals from the early tenement days to Prohibition to the Westies. The population consisted of poor people who lived in a disorderly fashion and expressed themselves with a demanding spirit. Mayhem and reports of criminal homicide from the late nineteenth century on supply a good idea of daily life in Hell's Kitchen....   [tags: Papers] 1187 words
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The Bubonic Plague - The Bubonic Plague Imagine this, one-day everyone you know is beginning to die. The world as you know it has been completely desecrated, polluted with a plague of death…a plague of black death. Many people are familiar with the bubonic plague. However not too many people are familiar with the widespread fatality the bubonic plague caused. Complete social changes followed the bubonic plague. From 542 to 1900 A.D. the bubonic plague killed approximately 37,685,229 people. It is thought that one third or one half of the world population died from the plague, with some towns having a death rate of up to 40 percent....   [tags: Papers] 694 words
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The Changing Economy: 1865-1939 - The Changing Economy: 1865-1939 The end of the Civil War brought a whole new era of economy, political control, and Presidential intervention. The economy emerged from its agriculturally based economy into a flourishing big business dominated world and eventually in 1929 came crashing down. I agree only partially with the quote " The Civil War saw the beginning of an 80-year decline of real individual economic opportunity; nonetheless, the vast majority of Americans continued to profess their belief in individualism as evidenced by the Presidents they elected....   [tags: Papers] 637 words
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Improvement of the Position of American Women by the End of 1920's - Improvement of the Position of American Women by the End of 1920's I believe that the following statement the position of all women in the USA had improved by the end of the 1920's is not true because only a small percentage of women's lives changed, these were usually the upper or middle class and those who lived in the cities. I intend to prove my beliefs in the following paragraphs by evaluating the different aspects of their life's, work, home, society and clothing. Work ==== During the First world war a number of women worked for the first time, some of these jobs had previously been done by men....   [tags: Papers] 836 words
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The Reasons for the Liberal Election Victory of 1906 - The Reasons for the Liberal Election Victory of 1906 The Liberal election victory of 1906 was due to key issues that the Liberals manipulated to their favour whereas the exhausted Conservatives barely defended their actions. This election victory was on the back of Unionist dominance that had spanned a decade driven by three key issues: "the crown, the church and the constitution." After the Second Boer War in South Africa, everything began to go wrong for the Unionists who then found their own leader, Balfour, losing his seat in his own constituency of Blackpool....   [tags: Papers] 1156 words
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The Arab-Israeli Conflict - The Arab-Israeli Conflict It all started at around the 1900’s as both Britain and France had established footholds in the Middle East. But earlier in 1869 a canal called the Suez Canal was opened which was a good thing for the European trade. It was named the “richest ditch in the world” because it linked the Mediterranean Sea with the Indian Ocean and because of this link it caused days to be sheared off as no longer did trade ships have to go all the way round Africa. As this canal was so important for the British Empire for it to be able to get supplies and messages across the place the British Prime Minister bought 44% of the company’s shares so he had some influential power in running the palace....   [tags: Papers] 823 words
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The Romanov Rule in Russia - The Romanov Rule in Russia The Romanovs had ruled Russia since 1613. When the last tsar of all, Nicholas II, was appointed to the throne in 1894, there was no hint of the fate that awaited him....   [tags: Papers] 1515 words
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A Comparison of Character and Beliefs of Lenin and Stalin - A Comparison of Character and Beliefs of Lenin and Stalin There were many similarities in both character and beliefs of both Lenin and Stalin. Some people may think that, just because they led Russia, they were both Russian. Lenin was a middle-class Russian who was well educated; he also wrote many influential books and thesis. However, Stalin was a vulgar, Georgian peasant. He was expelled from his college in 1899 after failing to take his exams. One thing that these men shared was their concern with the ideas of Karl Marx....   [tags: Papers] 1649 words
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Liberal Party's Victory in the 1906 General Election - Liberal Party's Victory in the 1906 General Election In the 1906 general election, the Liberal party dramatically increased their number of seats from 184, in 1900 to 400. In contrast, the Conservative party, who had dominated British politics in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries lost nearly half their seats in 1906, decreasing from 402 to 157. A combination of Liberal strengths and Conservative weaknesses, as well as other circumstances at this time meant that this sudden change occurred....   [tags: Papers] 1175 words
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The Effect of World War I on British Women's Rights - The Effect of World War I on British Women's Rights In the following essay I intend to give my opinion as to whether I agree or disagree with the statement, “Without the First World War British women would not have gained the vote in 1918”. I shall explain my opinion using the provided sources and my own knowledge on this issue. I only agree with this interpretation to a certain extent. However, World War One being the only reason for women getting the vote in 1918 is still a highly debateable and a very controversial issue....   [tags: Papers] 1549 words
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The Advent of Imperialism - The Advent of Imperialism We live in a world today in which the consequences of nineteenth-century Western imperialism are still being felt. By about 1914 Western civilization reached the high point of its long-standing global expansion. This expansion in this period took many forms. There was, first of all, economic expansion. Europeans invested large sums of money abroad, building railroads and ports, mines and plantations, factories and public utilities. Trade between nations grew greatly and a world economy developed....   [tags: Western European Imperialism] 2932 words
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Development of the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage - Development of the Campaign for Women’s Suffrage In 1870 neither working nor middle class women were recognised by the law and regarded the property of men whether it were their husband, father or brother. In 1773, Mary Wollstonecraft argued that women were kept child like within the family, uneducated and denied the right to shoulder responsibility. If for any reason a couple divorced, the women would be left with nothing as women had no legal existence. Working class women worked long hours in poor paid high health risk jobs, and were still expected to go home and carry out house chores....   [tags: Papers] 1241 words
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The Roaring Twenties - The Roaring Twenties The 1920’s are commonly called the Roaring Twenties in the USA. The name suggest a time of wild enjoyment, fun, loud, crazy and a musical age. The Twenties showed a revolution in art, literature and music, which greatly reflected the nations changing values. The economy was prosperous, there was a widespread of social reform, new aspects of culture were established, and people found better ways to improve their lifestyle and enjoy life, such as the motor industry....   [tags: Papers] 694 words
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An Overview of Britain in the Early 20th Century - An Overview of Britain in the Early 20th Century During the early 20th century in Britain, lives for everyone changed dramatically. The population levels increased. From 1901 – 1911 the population increased from 42 million to 45 million. This meant there was an increase in birth and a decrease in death rates. There were very distinct social divisions. At the top were the upper and upper middle classes. They earned above £700 a year. They were only 3% of the population yet they earned most the country’s wages....   [tags: Papers] 801 words
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British Industrial Performance Between 1870-1914 - British Industrial Performance Between 1870-1914 “On the whole British manufacturers did reasonably well in adapting to a much more competitive international market after 1870” (G. Magee, 2004). Critically review this summary of British industrial performance between 1870 and 1914. After 1870 many of the dominating world powers had undergone the process of industrialisation, a process that had primarily started with Britain....   [tags: Papers] 1439 words
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The Future of Puerto Rico - Whether or not Puerto Rico becomes the 51st state of the United States of America is an important issue that has been pondered for the last fifty years. Puerto Rico is currently a Commonwealth of the United States and has been under U.S. rule for a century. Spain ruled Puerto Rico for about 400 years prior to the U.S. take-over in 1898. The current and pertinent issue, though, is whether Puerto Rico will remain a Commonwealth of the U.S., become the 51st state, or gain independence. In "Doing Right by Puerto Rico," the former governor of Puerto Rico (1973-1976, 1985-1992) argues that Congress must take action....   [tags: Puerto Rico International Politics Essays Papers]
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Totalitarianism in Brave New World - The formative years of the 1900’s, suffered from communism, fascism, and capitalism. The author of the Brave New World, Mr. Aldous Huxley lived in a social order in which he had been exposed to all three of these systems. In the society of the Brave New World, which is set 600 years into the future, individuality is not condoned and the special motto “Community, Identity, Stability” frames the structure of the Totalitarian Government. The Brave New World “community” is divided into five castes ranging from the Alphas, who are the most intellectually superior, and ending with the Epsilons who are the most intellectually inferior....   [tags: essays research papers] 1441 words
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To what Extent the Progressive Movement was Successful - In the beginning of the twentieth century, the economy was booming, new technology flourished. The rapid industrialization brought achievement to the United States, however, it also caused several social problems. Wealth and power were concentrated in the hands of a few, and poverty and political corruption were widespread. As people became aware of these problems, a new reform group was created. Unlike populism, which had been a group of farmers grown desperate as the economy submerged into depression, the new reform movement arose from the educated middle class....   [tags: essays research papers] 1284 words
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What is the Difference Between AC and DC - What is Current. First off, what is current. Current is expressed in a unit called Amps. Amps are a measurement of how many electrons pass per second. That is to say, a wire with 40 coulombs passing any point in a 2 seconds would be said to have 20 Amps of current (40 Coulombs (a unit of charge given as 6.24x1018 electrons) / time in seconds or in this case, 2 seconds. The Amp is also known as Coulombs per second) Another trick about current is that it is measured in the movement of the positive charge....   [tags: electricity electric current] 729 words
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A Brief View Of The History Of Marijuana Legalization - The legalization of marijuana is, and has been a heavily disputed issue for decades. On one hand, marijuana could lead to a medical breakthrough, or at least provide relief to cancer and AIDS patients. On the other hand, legalizing a drug could expose it to too broad an audience. As a drug, marijuana has never proven to be anywhere near as harmful as cigarettes or alcohol. Each year in the United States, 400,000 people die from tobacco, 50,000 from alcohol, and from marijuana, zero. Regardless of what side one may take to this argument, there are some causes to this marijuana debate that everyone should know....   [tags: Illegal Drugs] 1387 words
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An Analysis Of The Jungle By Upton Sinclair - In the early 1900's life for America's new Chicago immigrant workers in the meat packing industry was explored by Upton Sinclair's novel The Jungle. Originally published in 1904 as a serial piece in the socialist newspaper Appeal to Reason, Sinclair's novel was initially found too graphic and shocking by publishing firms and therefore was not published in its complete form until 1906. In this paper, I will focus on the challenges faced by a newly immigrated worker and on what I feel Sinclair's purpose was for this novel....   [tags: Upton Sinclair] 1412 words
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1900-1929: Social Turmoil -- Dbq - The early 1900s were filled with many new social ideas and changes. New faces arose during this time, and many new ideas changed the shape of society. Among these were race relations, the role of women in society, and the ever-heated modernism versus fundamentalism debate. Relationships between races were very sketchy during the early 1900s. Racism was still very strong in the country, and ethnic groups settled in an area and created their own little communities. Harlem, New York was a black community in the north, many of the people having settled there because the north held many economic opportunities....   [tags: American History] 1506 words
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Film Industry: Then And Now - Film: Then and Now The film industry has always been somewhat of a dichotomy. Grounded firmly in both the worlds of art and business the balance of artistic expression and commercialization has been an issue throughout the history of filmmaking. The distinction of these two differing goals and the fact that neither has truly won out over the other in the span of the industry's existence, demonstrates a lot of information about the nature of capitalism. The modern film industry was born around the beginning of the twentieth century....   [tags: Movies Film] 1103 words
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt FDR - Franklin Delano Roosevelt In March 1933 Franklin Delano Roosevelt became the 32nd president of the United States. During his presidency he was the only president in America's history to hold office for four terms. He led America during the Great Depression and World War II. Franklin Roosevelt was head of the powerful Democratic Party which controlled American politics for thirty years. Roosevelt was a controversial leader in his time, some people admired him and others despised him, but today he is considered to be one of the greatest American presidents....   [tags: Biography Biographies Bio] 1856 words
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The Effects of Technology, Government Policy, and Economic Conditions on American Agriculture During 1865-1900 - The Effects of Technology, Government Policy, and Economic Conditions on American Agriculture During 1865-1900 From the expanding of railroads country wide, to limiting laws on the goods farmers sold and transportation of the goods,to starvation of the economy, agriculture began to take its own shape from 1865 through to 1900 in the United States. Farmers began to cultivate vast areas of needed crops such as wheat, cotton, and even corn. Document D shows a picture of The Wheat Harvest in 1880, with men on earlier tractors and over 20-30 horses pulling the tractor along the long and wide fields of wheat....   [tags: History Agriculture] 1014 words
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Slavery Reparations - Nobody questions the fact that slavery has been the cause of pain for many people and families. What is in question is how to mend this pain. Have the ancestors of American slaves experienced troubles directly resulting from the actions of slavery that deserve reparations. Are the ancestors of slave owners experiencing prosperity that should be redistributed. Although slavery has been illegal in America for 143 years, the controversy over slavery reparations continue to cause controversy to this day....   [tags: African American Studies] 1605 words
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Jazz and It's History - Jazz and It's History Jazz started when World War I had just ended and a social revolution was on it's way. Customs and values of previous were rejected. Life was to be lived to the fullest. This was also known as the era of the "lost generations," and the "flapper" with her rolled stockings, short skirts, and straight up-and-down look. They disturbed their elders in the casino, night clubs, and speakeasies that replaced the ballrooms of prewar days. Dancing became more informal - close of the nineteenth century in the unpleasant dance halls and whorehouses of the South and Midwest where the word Jazz commonly meant sexual intercourse....   [tags: Music Art Jazz History] 1259 words
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American Imperialism - Imperialism, defined by Merriam-Webster’s Online Dictionary, is "the policy, practice, or advocacy of extending power and dominion of a nation especially by direct territorial acquisition or by gaining indirect control over the political or economic life of other areas"(Merriam-Webster). During the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, the United States pursued an aggressive policy of expansionism, extending its political and economic influence around the globe. The United States has become an empire....   [tags: US Imperialism Power Expansion] 1850 words
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Women In American Society - During the American progressive era of the late 1800's and early 1900's, the lives and roles of women changed remarkably. During this time, woman were beginning to fight for equality, and to try to convince American society that they had much to offer to their country. Even though they could not vote throughout the majority of this period, they still managed to create many of the public policies and institutions that we enjoy today. Women of this time period managed to promote suffrage, improve educational opportunities....   [tags: Suffrage Women Rights Feminism Role] 1244 words
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Ernest Rutherford - Ernest Rutherford Born on August 30th, 1871 in New Zealand, Ernest Rutherford accomplished to be one of many successful chemists throughout the world in the 19th and the 20th centuries. With his brilliant experiments he explained the puzzling problem of radioactivity and the sudden breakdown of atoms. In addition, he determined the structure of the atom and was first to ever split it. Rutherford's great mind triggered innovations of new technology such as the smoke detector that saves many lives today....   [tags: Biography] 1039 words
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Book Report On The Go Between - The Go-between By L.P. Hartley Leslie Poles Hartley was born in 1895; he studied in Oxford and was officer in France during World War 1. He was novelist, short-story writer and critic. His reputation as a writer was established with the publication of the trilogy of novels, The Shrimp and the Anemone (1944), The Sixth Heaven (1946), and Eustace and Hilda (1947). He died in 1972. The Go-between was first published in 1953, the following year it received the Heinemann Foundation Prize of the Royal Society of Literature....   [tags: L.P. Hartley] 1620 words
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The Log of the Skipper's Wife by James W. Balano - The Log of the Skipper's Wife by James W. Balano The Log of the Skipper's Wife by James W. Balano. This journal was originally written during the early 1900's by a young woman from Minnesota. It was later on compiled by her son (James Balano), and published. There are many topics that this book covers, the struggles of a young woman with a man's job in the early 1900's, marital conflicts, unhappy with her figure, eating habits, and the every day tortures of being a woman. Perhaps the biggest issues in this book was Dorothea's sex life....   [tags: Skipper's Wife Balano] 1136 words
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The Titanic - A Typical First Class Stateroom on the RMS Titanic The entire room was color coordinated from the wallpaper to the bedspread to the thick carpet, it also included a writing desk, dressing table with a mirror, a wardrobe and a washing stand with two sinks. There was also a sitting area with a small table and chairs at the foot of the bed there was a bedside heater. The small table was frequently used for the snack brought by the bedroom steward. The snack contained things like, hot chocolate, biscuits and fruit....   [tags: History] 907 words
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Socialism and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Socialism and Upton Sinclair's The Jungle In 1906, Upton Sinclair's Book The Jungle was published in book form; it had previously been published as a newspaper serial in 1905. Few works of literature have changed history in the United States so much as The Jungle did when it was published. It has been said that the book led to the direct passage of the "Pure Food and Drug Act" of 1906 (Dickstein) and that it lead to a decades long decline in meat consumption is the United States. The book is set in the early 1900's in Chicago; a time when true industrialization had come to the United States, and immigrant populations soared (numbersusa.com)....   [tags: Upton Sinclair Jungle] 1116 words
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History Of Human Resource Management - The History of Human Resource Management Human resource management is the strategic and coherent approach to the management of an organization's most valued assets - the people working there who individually and collectively contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the business. The terms "human resource management" and "human resources" (HR) have largely replaced the term "personnel management" as a description of the processes involved in managing people in organizations. Human Resource management is evolving rapidly....   [tags: Human Resources HR] 1379 words
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Alaskas Gold Rush - The gold rush era in the United States began in California in 1848 and ended around the year 1900. (Yukon) Although miners searched for the valuable metal into the twentieth century, the Klondike gold rush, which was around 1897 till 1900, was the last of some of the major rushes to occur. People had flocked to the upper part of the Yukon River in hopes of striking it rich. Many people had traveled from the Canadian and American regions to the center of the Klondike gold rush to fulfill their dreams of one day being rich with gold....   [tags: American History] 1680 words
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Upton Sinclair's The Jungle - Socialism - The Jungle                   Socialism            During the late 1800's and early 1900's hundreds of thousands of European immigrants migrated to the United States of America. They had aspirations of success, prosperity and their own conception of the American Dream.  The majority of the immigrants believed that their lives would completely change for the better and the new world would bring nothing but happiness.  Advertisements that appeared in Europe offered a bright future and economic stability to these naive and hopeful people.  Jobs with excellent wages and working conditions, prime safety, and other benefits seemed like a chance in a lifetime to these struggling foreigners.  Little did these people know that what they would confront would be the complete antithesis of what they dreamed of....   [tags: Upton Sinclair The Jungle] 436 words
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Does Improved Technology Mean Progress? - Does Improved Technology Mean Progress. I feel that there is progress happening everywhere in the world today. Not all progress is from new advancements in science and technology but a lot of it is. There is so much knowledge held amongst people to allow such advancements to occur. Having knowledge is a great tool because without it, there would be no progress of any sort. People need to learn that they should study as much as possible so maybe one day they can contribute to making more progress happen....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 494 words
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The Jubilee Singers of Fisk University - The Jubilee Singers of Fisk University From the mid-1800s, most black institutions of higher education fielded a group of jubilee singers and/or a vocal quartet to sing spirituals. These groups toured the nation and "represented" the institution outside the local community. One of the earliest and most famous of these groups were the Jubilee Singers from Fisk University. According to Ray Funk, in his essay accompanying the Document compilation EARLY NEGRO VOCAL QUARTETS, there is only one recording from the 1890s extant of an African-American vocal group, the Standard Quartette....   [tags: American History Essays] 461 words
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Educational Philosophies: Idealism, Realism, Pragmatism, and Existentialism - Educational philosophy is no doubt a matter that has changed over the decades, and still today not everyone is in total agreement on the subject. However, one thing is certain philosophy is the foundation of educational styles. Today, four basic educational philosophies exist including idealism, realism, pragmatism, and existentialism. All four philosophies are very different, but all strive for the same goal, to better our education system. Although every teacher has a different style of teaching that can be considered their own, they all adhere to one of the four basic philosophies....   [tags: Philosophy on Education Statement Teaching] 466 words
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Pablo Picasso - Pablo Picasso Picasso was born on October 25, 1881, in Malaga, Spain, son of an artist, Jose Ruiz, and Maria Picasso. Rather than adopt the common name Ruiz, the young Picasso took the rarer name of his mother. An artistic prodigy, Picasso, at the age of 14, completed the one-month qualifying examination of the Academy of Fine Arts in Barcelona in one day. From there he went to the Academy of San Fernando in Madrid, returning in 1900 to Barcelona. The years of 1901 to 1904 were known as the "blue period" because of the blue tonality of Picasso's paintings....   [tags: Essays Papers] 431 words
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The Great Gatsby - "Great Gatsby" is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald which takes place in the early 1900's. This book consists of five main characters, Nick Carraway, Tom Buchanan, Daisy Buchanan, Jay Gatsby and Jordan Baker. When I completed this novel, I came to a conclusion that this is a well - written book. The two main reasons that makes this novel so superior is that Fitzgerald writes from his personal experience and makes good use of his literary elements. Throughout this novel, Fitzgerald's life plays a major part in the scenes and in the story....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald] 450 words
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The Telephone - The Telephone A number of inventors believed that voice and sounds might be carried over wires and all worked toward it but there was only one that ended up figuring it out. The first to achieve this everlasting success was a Scottish-born American inventor , Alexander Graham Bell, a teacher for the deaf in Boston, Massachusetts. Bell was born on March 3, 1847, in Edinburgh, Scotland, and was taught at the universities of Edinburgh and London. He moved to Canada in 1870 and to the United States in 1871....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 399 words
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Robert Frost's Birches - I chose “Birches” from Mountain Interval which was written by Robert Frost during the early 1900’s. “Birches” is a complex poem, yet it isn't to some. When we first read the poem, all I could think of was how the poem just wasted 10 minutes of my life. Yet after some research I found out that Robert Frost is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century. He was awarded the Pulitzer Prize 4 times. So there had to be more to this poem than just a farm boy talking about swinging on trees in the woods....   [tags: essays research papers] 442 words
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Bubonic Plague - The History and the Present State of the Bubonic Plague The Bubonic Plague got it's name because of the symptoms of the disease. Bubonic plague causes swollen lymph nodes, called buboes. These swollen lymph nodes are found in the groin area, which is "boubon" in Latin (Discovery).This disease became known as a "plague" because of its huge fatality rate throughout time. Bubonic plague was also known as the "Black Death" in Medieval times. This is because the dried blood under the skin turns black....   [tags: essays research papers] 458 words
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Evolution of the Piano - Evolution of the Piano Dulcimer originally found in Iran shortly after the birth of Christ. The Dulcimer is the basic principles of the piano, hammers striking different strings tuned over a flat soundboard. Dulcimer players used two light sticks ending with broader blades, instead of the mechanical hammers. Clavichord built in around 1400, the clavichord had about ten strings and in earlier examples two notes or more was produced from that string or pair of strings by making two or more tangents contacts the same string or pair of strings at different points....   [tags: Music Musical Instruments] 494 words
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Gregor Johann Mendel - Gregor Johann Mendel Gregor Mendel was one of the first people in the history of science to discover genetics. He independently discovered his work and lived in Brunn, Czechoslovakia. In Brunn he was a monk and later the Abbot of the church in Brunn. While he was in Brunn he performed many experiments with garden peas. With the information he observed he wrote a paper where he described the patterns of inheritance in terms of seven pairs of contrasting traits that appeared in different pea-plant varieties....   [tags: essays research papers] 379 words
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Introduction of foreign pathogens into Australia - Introduction of foreign pathogens into Australia It is widely known that the poor health experienced by many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders relates from complex reasons originating from their history after European settlement. Two centuries of introduced disease, combined with today’s lifestyle diseases and impoverished socioeconomic and environmental conditions, have had devastating, and all too often fatal, effects on Indigenous health. The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander population suffered from introduced disease that often turned out to be fatal because of lack of immunity to introduced pathogens....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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The Melting Pot Theory - The Melting Pot Theory In the 1800’s and the early 1900’s, some people gave the America the name, the melting pot. People imagined this because thousands and thousands of immigrants coming from around the world were coming into the United States in hope of a better life. So most people imagined that all these different cultures were being poured into a giant pot called America, heated to a low boil and molded into one kind of person. If one steps back and thinks about this theory, it isn’t entirely true....   [tags: immigration in America] 403 words
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Nettie Stevens - Nettie Stevens Nettie Maria Stevens was born in 1861 in Cavendish,Vermont. She was an American biologist and geneticist, whose research proved that chromosomes determine the sex of an organism. She completed in only two years the four-year course at Westfield Normal School in Massachusetts. Nettie graduated with the highest academic scores in her class. She recieved her B.A. in 1899 and her M.A. in 1900 at Stanford. Nettie studied Tenebrio molitor beetles and found that unfertilized eggs in female beetles always contain an X chromosome....   [tags: essays research papers] 314 words
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Suffragists' Encounter of Much Resistance to Peaceful Adaptation of Female Equality - Suffragists' Encounter of Much Resistance to Peaceful Adaptation of Female Equality In the 1900's, women were considered as useless and were seen as outcasts in this world; their jobs seemed to be to look after the family, doing the household tasks and to serve their men. Gradually during the late part of the 19th Century and increasingly throughout the 20th Century, the issue of the women having the vote was becoming a major one. During this period, only the men were being educated and the men thought that they were too fragile to work in labour and so thought that they should stay in the home....   [tags: Free Essays] 430 words
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Pull and Push Factors for American Immigrants - Missing Works Cited America in the early 1900?s was a giant melting pot of cultures. More than 1 million people per year relocated to ?The Promised Land?, for a chance to start over, escape poverty, war and many other push factors. But soon upon arriving, they realized that America was not the same land they expected. They faced many hardships and living conditions were bad. Often, immigrants left their native countries because of push factors such as war, famine, hard times & epidemics and the government (Docs.1 and 2)....   [tags: essays research papers] 387 words
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