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History and Myths About Diamonds - The word diamond is originated from the Greek word, adámas, meaning invincible. While in todays’ time diamonds are used to convey love and wealth, diamonds were first used, about 3,000 years ago, in India for a more beneficial cause. During that time they were desired, not only for their value but for their refraction of light. During the past 3,000 years there have been many myths associated with diamonds. Some beliefs were conspired based on forms of metaphysical properties, medical treatments, and a curse resulting in the death of all who owned it....   [tags: History, Curses, Religion] 719 words
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History and Value of Pomegranates - One of the oldest cultivated fruits, pomegranates first grew in the Fertile Crescent of Mesopotamia and ancient Persia. The Romans gave it its name -- "pomegranate" literally means "seed apple" in Latin -- and planted the sturdy seedlings throughout their empire. Spain so loved pomegranates that they named the city of Granada after them, according to some historians. The fruit also made its way eastward to India, where its juice was considered a health elixir that cured any number of ills. As modern researchers discover more about the importance of micronutrients and antioxidants to good health, it's beginning to look as though the Ayurvedic specialists of centuries ago were right about pome...   [tags: Fruit History, Pantothenic Acid] 1030 words
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A Brief History of Prosthetics - Prosthetics are artificial limbs designed to replace limbs in the body that have been lost due to disease, injury, or birth defect. The history of the prosthetic dates back to the year 424 B.C (Norton, 2009). During this time the first prosthetic was produced out of bronze and iron, with a wooden core. The prosthetic was made for a below the knee amputee. At first many prosthetics were just hooks given to those with missing hands. In the dark ages (476 to 1000) prosthetics were given to those wounded in battle....   [tags: Medical History, Sense of Touch]
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Brief History of the Met - The creation of the Metropolitan Opera was spearheaded by a man named George H. Warren and a group of seventy wealthy acquaintances of his, including the Vanderbilts, the Morgans, and the Goulds who were dissatisfied with the Academy of Music in New York due to architectural flaws in the building, such as lack of open box seats for the wealthy and no space to expand the viewing area. Few wealthy families, who were unwilling to heed to the desires of others to own the box temporarily, monopolized the box seats, leaving many prospective box owners and operagoers out to dry....   [tags: Opera Radio, Metropolitan History]
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Heritage and History of Sweden - Introduction The official name of Sweden is the Kingdom of Sweden. (Country.eiu.com) Sweden is located in the Northern portion of Europe and is a Scandinavian country. It borders the countries of Norway and Finland. Denmark is also nearby. Sweden is also the third largest country, in terms of physical size, in the European Union. The capital and largest city is Stockholm. Sweden has been a constitutional monarchy since 1809 and this continues to be the current government today. In 1921, universal suffrage was granted to all people of at least 18 years of age in Sweden....   [tags: Europe, History, Industrialization]
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A Brief History of France - France is a country located in Western Europe. It borders Andorra, Germany, Luxembourg, Monaco, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy. The country of France originally known by the name of Gaul or Gallia is a country with a rich history and culture. The Celts originally occupied and dominated that lands of Gaul. In the year of 121, Julius Caesar led the Roman Army into the country of Gaul. He won a decisive victory over the Celtic tribes that once dominated the area. This area became the first province of the Roman Empire....   [tags: world history and geography]
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Korean History and Culture - Prior to the seventeenth century, encompassing more than two and a half centuries, Korea held firm to the tradition of non-reciprocity with countries other than China due to its devastating history of being invaded by neighboring countries. Such invasions included the Japanese invasions of 1592 and 1597 and the Manchu invasions of 1627 and 1636. Due to their closed borders, Korea became known as the “Hermit Kingdom” (Eunjung and Wolpin 2008). It wasn’t until 1875 that Korea had no choice but to accept foreign relations and sign the Treaty of Kanghwa of 1876 with Japan, to their disadvantage (Eunjung and Wolpin 2008; Kim 1980)....   [tags: Japanese Invasion, World History, Asian History]
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Tawantinsuyu: Uncovering New History - Introduction Most of what we enjoy today as inhabitants of North and South America has been built through the process of conquest and colonization. There are many reasons why people accepted the risk to leave the great cities of Europe to cross the Atlantic into the unknown, and still today new reasons are being uncovered. It was an age when the Old World dreamt of expansion, and thoughts of the day mostly centred on ideas that new land to the West offered boundless territory, new trade routes, abundant riches and adventure....   [tags: Inca Civilization, History, Peru]
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Egyptian Architecture and History - This discourse revolves around the development of art and architecture with reference to Egypt. It endeavours to bring out various phases in the development of art and architecture in Egypt. Besides, it describes how different personalities, events and themes, over time, influenced art and architecture. Not only are the progressive changes leading up to modern-day art and architecture discussed, but also the geographical, social, cultural and political factors which affect art and architecture....   [tags: World History, Anthropology]
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Guns in American History - Guns have played a big part in American history. The first settlers found an abundant amount of edible game when they came to this continent. Guns were very useful in hunting for food in this vas landscape. Familiarity with a rifle was an essential skill which also helped the Colonist of the new world to defeat the British troops during the Revolutionary War that was fought from 1775-1783. After the Revolutionary War was over, guns became even more important to American history in the taming of the west....   [tags: america, USA, history, guns, ] 1077 words
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History of Japanese Art - Throughout many centuries, art has portrayed an exceedingly dominant role in Japanese culture. These forms of artwork varied from everything from pottery to clay figurines. Overall, the majority of Japanese art was and still is considered to be of high importance in Japanese history. However, the most intriguing and unique form of art was the Isho-ningyo and Iki-ningyo dolls, otherwise known as the "fashion doll" and the “living doll”. Both the Isho-ningyo and the Iki-ningyo were merely two of the plentiful assortment of dolls created by the famous Japanese artisan, Goyo Hirata, as items of “luxurious indulgence.” The Kintaro doll of Isho-ningyo type or Iko-ningyo type illustrates t...   [tags: Art History, Japan]
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My History Not Yours - “Victims of American Westward Expansion…Accommodation or Resistance?” When viewing a map of the country of Mexico prior to the American westward expansion, it was actually larger than the United States had been at that time. Some lands that Mexico lost in the Mexican - American war under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, are Texas (the second largest state in the present US), California (the third largest state in the present US) and New Mexico (the fifth largest state in the present US). Due to this defeat Mexico lost half of its national territory....   [tags: Padilla, History, Informative] 1500 words
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Gender Differences throughout History - ... She provides a springboard for further investigation. The study of gender and its historical analysis has, itself, evolved. Linda Kerber in her essay Seperate Spheres, Female Worlds, Woman’s Place: The Rhetoric of Women’s History argues that the metaphor of a separate women’s sphere which she traces back to the Victorian era and to de Tocqueville’s analysis of America—and which may, indeed, have been useful at one point, in order to doth the coil of male dominance and oppression—has outlived it’s usefulness and become inherently problematic....   [tags: roles, evolve, women, history] 844 words
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History of Physical Education - Physical education is defined nowadays as a “systematic instruction in sports, exercises, and hygiene given as part of a school or college program” (Park). When most people think of the term “physical education” they think of it as “a broad, inclusive term comprising the fields of physical education, health education, safety education, athletics, recreation, dance education, kinesiology and so on” (Zeigler 1). It may sometimes be referred to as physical training or gym class and mainly is taught in grades kindergarten all to the way up to your senior year in high-school in the United States....   [tags: Sports, History, Informative] 1338 words
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History of Genetic Engineering - ... Genetic engineering is not a new terminology and records of the study dates back to the year of 1950s. As of that time period, many experiments done was to clone a particular cell in an animal. It was not until 1996 that scientists were able to produce a fully cloned mammal.(Haris, 2005) The cloned mammal, a sheep, named Dolly was the first mammal to be cloned from a fully grown adult sheep.(Freudenrich, 2001) Dolly was considered a scientific breakthrough and following Dolly was many other cloned creatures that replicated the method that Dolly was cloned....   [tags: Definition, History, Potential Damage] 815 words
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Japan - Breif History from WWII - Japan - Breif History from WWII INTRODUTION: Without a good history, no nation can ever be considered developed. It is the history that makes or breaks a country. Japans history is very unique. During and after WWII their country was in ruins - literally. All their previous allies had deserted them, they were alone and destroyed by the Americans, an unlikely ally. I will focus on the impacts that America had on Japan, and then how Japan got themselves to the title of "The Second Most Developed Country"....   [tags: Japanese Japan History] 461 words
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American Jewish History - The study of history and historical writings is called historiography; American Jewish history is one form to study about the past of the American Jews. Jacob Rader Marcus and Hasia R. Diner are two historians who broke down American Jewish historiography according to their point of views. In “The Periodization of American Jewish History,” Marcus focuses on four periods of American Jewish history. On the other hand, in “The Study of American Jewish History: in the Academy, in the Community,” Diner discusses many dates celebrate and urge the study of American Jewish history....   [tags: American History] 838 words
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3-4 ADAR History - Many Air Defense units today have a long history that runs deep with accolades and awards. One of these units is 3-4-ADAR. Third Battalion (Bn.) Fourth Air Defense Artillery Regiment (3-4 ADAR) is the most decorated Air Defense unit in the world. The Air Defense Branch is a relatively young branch by comparison. The ADA Branch originates from the Field Artillery Branch. AD did not become a branch of its own until technology advances made it necessary for a change. As plains started becoming a part of combat, the more need there was for AD....   [tags: Military History]
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The History of the Metis - The History of the Metis The Metis were partly french and partly indian. Their leader was called Louis riel. Following the Union of the Hudson's Bay Company and the North West Company in 1821, trading had been reorganized in order to reduce expenses. Since there was no longer competition in the fur trade, it was unnecessary to have two or more posts serving a single trading district. For this reason, some posts had been closed and the number of brigades reduced. This reorganization had led to some unemployment amoung Metis who for years had been working in the fur trade....   [tags: World History] 528 words
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Pittsburgh Music History - Throughout Pittsburgh history, the area has produced many acclaimed musicians and music organizations that have created music that has been enjoyed across America. Pittsburgh is a city of music with a history in Jazz, Classical, Pop, Doo-Wop, Rock, and most currently Rap. Many of Pittsburgh’s old musicians are award winning performers and song writers who have sold millions of records. Their music can now be heard on movies, TV, and even Broadway shows. These famous artists would be nothing without their teachers, producers, music promoters, managers, and radio personalities....   [tags: Music History ]
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Discrimination of Italian Immigrants in American History - Discrimination of Italian Immigrants in American History Fear is a great motivator in man.  In the 1920s, immigrants were coming over to the United States in mass quantities.  Most of these immigrants were from Southern or Eastern Europe, parts of Asia and Mexico.  Because these groups differed in culture, race, and religion from the majority of White Americans, as the immigrant population increased, so did hostility and displeasure towards them.  Italians made up 11.8%, or 550,460 immigrants between the years of 1920 and 1930 (Historical Statistics, 456).  These people received an extraordinary amount of dislike as they differed from white America in so many ways....   [tags: American America History]
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NCO Military History - It is necessary for military professionals to take the time to study military history, for it aids in not only their personal success but also in the success of the mission at hand. When one understands past failures and the causes, they are able to better wage what necessary actions must be taken to achieve success. Also knowledge is power. The more information a NCO has, the greater ability he has to make decisions which will allow him and his team to operate in a more safe and effective manner....   [tags: Military History]
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Rudyard Kipling and The Pre-Raphaelites - In order to better understand the works of any kind of artist, one can usually look to that artist’s past and discover inspirations or influences that may play a role in the shaping of their later work. The famous author and poet Rudyard Kipling had a rather tumultuous past, so it is only natural that one seek clarification of his works in it. Upon some inspection, one may find that in his earlier years, Kipling was influenced by a group known as the Pre-Raphaelites, not only because they were a notorious organization at the time, but also because two of his mother’s sisters were married into the community....   [tags: essays research papers] 619 words
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American History - With rapid changes occurring during our present-day, many have always pondered the thought, “How did America become this way?” Taking a step back, we are able to analyze our past, understand the present, and connect the dots leading into our future. Many of our ancestors left behind stories and clues that have given us knowledge on how America became, “Land of the Free” directing us into a better understanding of American history. Taking a look back at Unit 1, we were able to learn reasons that lead up to the American Revolution and how life became different throughout the country....   [tags: memories, british, adam smith, columbus]
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The State of the Pre-Reformation Church - The State of the Pre-Reformation Church There are various ideas about the state of the church before the Reformation. Some individuals say that the church was still considered to be a pillar of hope and comfort for the English people to look up to and gain reassurance from in the 1500s. Others however say that the church was in a horrific state, promoting wrong doing and malevolence. The question to be further considered is whether the church during the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries fulfilled its functions while keeping the good English people satisfied....   [tags: Papers] 576 words
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Exploration of Pre - 1914 Poetry - Exploration of Pre - 1914 Poetry I have chosen to study two poems closely; these are "To His Coy Mistress" and "The Beggar-woman". Both of these poems deal with sexual relationships between and a man and a woman. Andrew Marvell wrote "To His Coy Mistress" in the 17th century. It is a long poem with three verses, which create three different parts of the poem. In section one (verse one) he seduces her saying he would take years to admire her, for example, "A thousand years should go to praise", this is indicating he will take their relationship slowly and love her....   [tags: Papers] 764 words
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The Importance of History - The Importance of History Can anything worthwhile be gained from continued research into historical events. History seen as study of the past is an integral part of many education systems across the world. Many countries spend huge amounts of money and resources to uncover their past. Every year new and new historical sites are uncovered, excavations on those sites are conducted and the result are studied by archeologists throughout the world. But have we gained anything worthwhile from research into the past....   [tags: World History] 554 words
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The Pre-existing And Universal Code - The Pre-existing and Universal Code Morality: A doctrine or system of moral conduct; particular moral principles or rule of conduct. To say that modern morality consists in accepting the standard of one's age is to suggest that human morality changes with the passing of time. This statement is just unacceptable. Morality is not something of a fad. It should not go through trends like clothes or popular music, morality is the foundation in which our society is embedded in, a foundation from which human values and standards derive from....   [tags: Morality Morals Values Ethics Essays] 1386 words
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American History - The Space Race The goal of Apollo 11 was to send men to the moon, this goal was set by jfk in the year 1961. they landed on the July 20th 1969. The men who were aboard the ship were Neil Armstrong, Edwin Aldrin and Michael Collins. These men were (other than Collins) the first people to ever to walk on the moon. The event was televised to millions of American homes. There were also three backup crew members who didn’t go into space: James Lovell, Fred Haise, and William Anders. The crew conducted many science experiments as well as leaving an american flag on the moon....   [tags: History of America]
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Columbias Rights - Colombia has endured vicious conflicts throughout its country for the past 36 years. It is considered to be the one of the most violent places in the world, with a murder rate of eight times greater than the United States. Colombia’s army troops, consisting of the 12th Brigade, rebels, guerillas and paramilitaries, have not made the horrendous war any better. Washington has singled out the 12th Brigade for it’s severe brutality towards civilians to the point of U.S aid suspension. The Colombian people constantly live in fear, not only from criminals, but their own troops as well....   [tags: essays research papers] 541 words
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History Of The FBI - History of the FBI The Federal Bureau of Investigation was founded in 1908 when the Attorney General appointed an anonymous force of 34 Special Agents to be investigators for the Department of Justice. Before that, the DOJ had to borrow Agents from the U.S. Secret Service. In 1909, the Special Agent Force was renamed the Bureau of Investigation, and after countless name changes, it became The Federal Bureau of Investigation in 1935. When the FBI was established, there weren't an abundance of federal crimes, so it investigated criminal acts that dealt with national banking, bankruptcy, naturalization, antitrust, peonage, and land fraud....   [tags: American History] 727 words
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The History of Tea - Tea Time Bread and water can so easily be toast and tea. ~Author Unknown When you think of drinking a hot cup of tea, you can’t help but feel rather British. Although tea did not originate in Britain, it certainly found a home there. At a time when the world was speeding up, the shuffle of the Industrial Revolution was embraced by some, avoided by others, and left some scrambling to find their place. Tom Standage’s A History of the World in Six Glasses, cleverly explains tea’s journey across the world and back and its lasting impact on all....   [tags: Tea History] 1583 words
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Western History - Western History Cowboys, the fame of the West, are America’s factual heroes. Through the years moms and dads have told their kids tails and stories about cowboys and the cowboy life. Although, many things are unfamiliar to the common American about the American cowboy, things such as: Where they originate. Their tradition, their clothing, what they breed and how. All of these facts pass through the minds of people and just disappear into the wind. The cowboy history is a long and rich one....   [tags: US History] 1994 words
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Madagascar's History - “Freedom isn’t free” (various artists sing song) is the one quote that describes the hardship and difficulties that Madagascar has experienced, since the 7th Century all the way until their independence in June of 1960 Madagascar and its people have been in constant turmoil. Through its eventful past it is easy to see how Madagascar gained its history, culture, and religion, this is the identity that the country has shifted to over this vast amount of time. Archeologists such as Jarred Diamond, the author of “Guns, Germs, and Steel”, place the first humans in Madagascar as the Austronesian people from Indonesia around 500BC....   [tags: World History] 1444 words
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Pentecostal History - To know the history of the Pentecostal movement, one needs to know what they believe. Pentecostalism is a movement within Christianity that places special emphasis on a direct personal experience of God through the baptism in the Holy Spirit. During Pentecost, the Holy Spirit fell upon those in the upper room. Acts 2:1-4 says, “When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. 2 Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting....   [tags: Church History ]
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The History of the Corset - Throughout history, a person’s economic and social rank could be shown through what clothes they wore. In ancient Egypt, a person of upper class was permitted by law to wear sandals on the harsh, desert floor. Because of these laws, female-confining ideals arose. For example, the Greeks and Romans controlled the type, color, and number of undergarments worn by women and the kind of fabric décor used on them. The torso became the sculpting block of feminine beauty. This was the beginning of the corset, a restraining, essential item in the women’s attire through the 19th century....   [tags: History Women Feminism]
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Exploring Pre 1914 Poetry - Exploring Pre 1914 Poetry A ballad is a poem which tells a story, there are three different types of ballad, literary, broadside and folk ballads. These all have a very strong narrative, contain strong characters and contain emotional political or social events or issues. Broadside ballads were very similar to the newspapers of today, the issues were mainly based on news and the language was simple, similar of that of tabloid newspapers to this day. These ballads were sometimes anonymous because they contained contervisal issues and political issues so therefore the author could be killed if the authorities disagreed....   [tags: Papers] 837 words
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Totalitarianism in Pre-War Europe - Totalitarianism in Pre-War Europe Totalitarianism refers to a system of government and parliamentary ideology that was in many of the countries of Europe between the years 1918-1939. This period saw many ideologies being developed and put into practice, and many even blame the rise of totalitarian states and aggressive, autocratic leaders for the Second World War. Totalitarianism is often associated with regimes in which there is one leader and party unquestionably in power with no significant rivals....   [tags: Papers] 990 words
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Pre-Trial Procedures - Outline - Indigent Legal Services - Bail System - Plea Bargaining Indigent Legal Services The legal system accommodates both the rich and poor. Nevertheless, legal representation is not equally accessed. In some cases, lawyers ask more than $200 per hour making legal services to be out of reach for many. That is why the judicial system came up with sources of legal assistance for the indigents so that they can get legal representation. There are four main sources of legal services for this group....   [tags: Legal issues, legal system]
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California History - California History 1. EPIC EPIC is the Educational Participation in Communities. This organization involves students as volunteers in the fight against poverty and social neglect in local communities. The goal is social awareness and student involvement. It says that poverty, neglect, and social inequity are a growing reality for millions of people in America. Families are losing their homes, people can't find good jobs, children go hungry, and education in the inner-city is a disaster. There is a is problem because the public and community programs that serve as a safety net to assist such populations are strained beyond their capacity and are usually understaffed and under-funded....   [tags: American America History] 916 words
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Pre 1914 Short Stories - Pre 1914 Short Stories Short stories were very popular in those times because they were published in magazines for house wives to read because they had nothing else to do other then clean the house while their husbands were working. Also the husbands would read them when they got home. In ghost stories the typical setting is usually a dark place or somewhere in the middle of nowhere. ‘The Red Room’, by H.G Wells is a classic gothic horror story set in the nineteenth century. Wells conveys the experience of fear in ‘The Red Room’ in many ways....   [tags: The Red Room H.G. Wells Gotchi Horror Essays] 2468 words
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Pre-existing Knowledge - ‘It is more important to discover new ways of thinking about what is already known than to discover new data or facts’. To what extent would you agree with this claim. Albert Einstein said, “We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.” This new manner of thinking should be based on pre-existing knowledge. This pre-existing knowledge is necessary because it is the catalyst that pushes the human race forward, making us want to discover more. Trying to discover completely new knowledge would not yield the same results....   [tags: Scientific Research]
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Pre-sentence Reports - While looking at research done in Scotland and Canada, Pre-sentence reports (PSR), which are noted as Social Enquiry Reports within Scotland, are considered to be a key and influential aspect within their Criminal Justice System and the decision process on the subject of sentencing a custodial or non-custodial sentencing. While the idea of PSR’s are simple, to provide the court with personal information about the offender, such as circumstances that proved to be such a challenge, that he or she had abnormally excelled and expressed the ability to change for the better, and or have demonstrated that they have had a faulty character that could proveproves that a harsher sentencing is appropria...   [tags: Criminal Justice, Reintregation Into Society]
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Pre 1914 Love Poetry from the Victorian and Elizabethan Era - Pre 1914 Love Poetry from the Victorian and Elizabethan Era Conventional females were considered to be second class citizens who were expected to refrain in conveying their natural feelings and emotions. Women were also socially neglected, as they were expected to remain at home whilst their respective husbands ensured the upkeep of the family by managing the family finances. The male population at this point in time ignorantly viewed women as coy, innocent characters, seemingly unaware that women had the same feelings and emotions as themselves....   [tags: Robert Browning Poems Poets Literature Essays] 3576 words
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The Role Of Decision Making In The Pre-crisis Period Of India (15 Marc - The Role of Decision Making in the Pre-Crisis Period of India (15 March, 1959 - 7 September, 1962) More than thirty years have passed since the dramatic cling of arm in the remote Himalayan region of the Sino-Indian border. This Time gap seems to be appropriate for a correct reexamination of the conflict. The account of India's attempt to find balance with China, ever since the Kongska Pass incident in 1959 until the attack of 1962, is not merely a fact sheet that we can brows and toss and toss away....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Mississippi Politics History - ... Second, I believe that if Nash and Taggart can work together to produce something great, the Democratic and Republican parties of Mississippi can as well. I think it is interesting how Mississippi made the switch from a “Democratic surety to a Republican stronghold,” but I do think that the transition was foreseeable. In Mississippi during 1950s and 1960s, the political ideology of White Democrats was similar to the ideology of the Republican Party at the national level, not the national Democratic Party....   [tags: compaign, history, parties, switch] 626 words
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Homosexuality Throughout History - Homosexuality can be tracked throughout history. In ancient Rome, philosophers, such as Socrates, were having sexual relations with their students. They believed it was a part of becoming a man. The Bible, one of the oldest books in literature, discusses homosexual practices among the citizens of Sodom and Gomorrah. Some of the most influential people throughout history were discovered to be homosexual: Susan B. Anthony, William Shakespeare, Leonardo Da Vinci, and Tennessee Williams. Homosexuality is worldwide and has a global impact on society; it transcends borders, cultures, and governments....   [tags: A Brief History of Homosexuality]
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Family History Project - ... Most of the Filipinos worked on large farms in the San Joaquin, Imperial, Sacramento, and Salinas valleys. They were paid even less than the Chinese and Japanese for doing the same jobs. Sometimes, they were paid less than $2 a day. Farmers often took advantage of them. They also faced prejudice and violence from native-born Americans. “No Filipinos Wanted” signs were common throughout California (Sterngass 45). In the 1920’s and 1930s, Filipinos in the United States faced discrimination and resentment....   [tags: Philippines, islands, geneolgy, history]
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The History of Alcatraz - The History of Alcatraz INTRODUCTION Alcatraz is an island that is 22 acres and according to geologists it is a drowned mountain peak and is made up of mostly rock and dirt. The island itself is a part of a cluster of islands that are in the San Francisco Bay area. The island's name came from a Spanish explorer, Lt. Juan Manual de Ayala, and the ship's pilot, Jose de Canizarer, on August 12, 1775. He called it La Isla de los Alcatraces, in English is Island of the Pelicans. Alcatraz is just the singular form of Alcatraces....   [tags: American America History] 948 words
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History of the Marines - History of the Marines What do Drew Carey, Gene Hackman, and Lee Harvey Oswald all have in common. They are all, The Few. The Proud. The Marines. Like these young men, many people after high school join one of the many branches of the military. From the U.S. Bureau of Labor, nine out of ten high school graduates go into the military. However with the Marine Corps being the smallest of the branches, only one-fifth of them become Marines. In 2006, according to the Recruit Depot Parris Island for Marines, 99.9% of the students there were high school graduates....   [tags: American History Military] 1811 words
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History of the Ferrari - History of the Ferrari Ferrari, when most people think of this word they think of two things: speed and sport. Ferrari is one of the most distinguished cars in history. It has won more races than almost any other cars racing. It is also just delicate a machine as it is the fast and furious sports car. Ferrari has come a great distance since its begins in the stock races onto the modern road. It has been compared with such great cars as the Bugatti and Alfa Romeo. In my report I will tell you the beginning and the future of this famous sports car....   [tags: American America History] 832 words
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The History of Baseball - The History of Baseball Americans began playing baseball on informal teams, using local rules, in the early 1800s. By the 1860s, the sport, unrivaled in popularity, was being described as America's "national pastime." Alexander Joy Cartwright of New York invented the modern baseball field in 1845. Alexander Cartwright and the members of his New York Knickerbocker Base Ball Club devised the first rules and regulations for the modern game of baseball....   [tags: Baseball Sports History] 1295 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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History of the Computer - History of the Computer The first devices that resemble modern computers date to the mid-20th century (around 1940 - 1945), although the computer concept and various machines similar to computers existed earlier. Early electronic computers were the size of a large room, consuming as much power as several hundred modern personal computers.[1] Modern computers are based on tiny integrated circuits and are millions to billions of times more capable while occupying a fraction of the space.[2] Today, simple computers may be made small enough to fit into a wristwatch and be powered from a watch battery....   [tags: Technology Innovation Computer History] 1231 words
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Early Roman History - Early Roman History As Greece reached the height of its prosperity Rome which lye slightly to the west slowly began its rise as a civilization. The Greeks centered their culture around Art and literature whereas opposed to the Romans who settled their culture upon warfare and leadership. Without planning, would rise very steadily as an empire. Shortly before Christ most of the surrounding cities and nations were at peace under Rome's rule. Early Romans kept no written records. Their history is so mixed up with fables and myths that historians have difficulty distinguishing fact from fiction....   [tags: History] 933 words
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Documents Reflect History - Documents Reflect History Written documents reflect what has happened. Actions that may have happened in history, give historical documents a reason to be. Although actions may not have occurred to cause documents to be written, they may have been just to prevent them from happening. The Declaration of Independence clearly states that the American colonists felt that having a political break with Great Britain would be needed. This was stated because the American colonists were getting tired of the high taxes and having their government ruled by a king living across an ocean....   [tags: History] 542 words
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History and Honesty - History and Honesty The word history is most commonly used to express a thing that has already happened. So one can say that the mankind LIVES the history. But the term history does not mean only this - it means much more: it can also mean a kind of science, that has a growing importance in the developed world. But why has history as science such a big importance. It's because of its educational meaning. The old Romans used to say: historia vitae magistra est. This means that history is the teacher of life....   [tags: History Historical] 1241 words
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History Textbooks Do Not Tell the Truth About Slavery - Why Do History Textbooks Hesitate to Tell the Truth About Slavery. Works Cited Missing [1] In the movie Sankofa, Haile Gerima does not hesitate to show the audience the horrors of slavery. Not only does he show the brutal and humiliating practices used by slaveholders to subjugate slaves but he also shows how slaveholders used Christianity to control and manipulate slaves. He demonstrates the huge impact of slavery on today’s society and the importance of looking back to slavery to understand the present....   [tags: United States History Essays] 2887 words
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History Of Homecoming - The History of Homecoming Every year thousands of alumni, parents, students and family come back to the University of Arizona for Homecoming. Homecoming consists of class reunions, a football game, dinners, parades and many other celebrations. Homecoming is for all the colleges and departments at the University of Arizona. Homecoming has been a tradition of U of A for almost 92 years now. This annual event has plenty of history behind it which contributes to the gathering of thousands of people each year to celebrate it....   [tags: University History] 960 words
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Pre registration contracts - The common law view of pre-registration contracts was that the company did not exist for legal purposes until it had been formally incorporated (registered). This common law view resulted in company’s being unable to enter a binding contract until they had been registered. However “given the delays which can be encountered in the registration process, the promoter of a company may wish to enter into contracts `for’ the company prior to its incorporation” . An example of this may be a promoter wanting to ensure a company will have stock on hand so it will be ready to operate when its registered....   [tags: essays research papers] 1529 words
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Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis - Pre-Implantation Genetic Diagnosis "Please make sure that our little one has blond hair and blue eyes, " and "I want him to be a good athlete and very intellectual." "Oh, and doc, make him disease free please." "Is that all?" "You two aren’t very particular are you. " This will be an easy case." "We will continue with the implantation in two days." With the enormous advancement of Technology in many areas of Genetic Diagnosis, parents and doctors seem to defy Mother Nature and maybe even God every day....   [tags: Science Biology Genes Papers]
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The Importance of the Study of History - Most universities require every student, regardless of their major, to take at least two history courses. Most students take these history courses because they are required to do so. This raises the question, why study history. What is the importance of history to a common being. History is something that has happened and is factual. By knowing these facts, its students can learn how to progress and advance not making the same mistakes. Studying history also provides a sense of respect and pride from its students towards a society....   [tags: World History] 673 words
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Bond Pre-credit Sequences - Bond Pre-credit Sequences The Bond film series have a short pre-credit sequence at the beginning of each film that is used to introduce the characters and keeper the viewer watching, to keep them interested in the film. More importantly the pre-credit sequence communicates the type of film genre to the viewer, and similarities between each film's sequences allows the film makers to 'brand' or 'tag' each film so viewers can see at once it is a Bond film they are watching, and hopefully keep watching....   [tags: Papers] 1165 words
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Pre 1914 Prose - Pre 1914 Prose Prose is the writing style of text such as a story and in this essay I will evaluate the use of the writing style in pre 1914 mystery prose and the way in which it is creates an effective atmosphere for the reader and how different to the modern, writing style of today. The four examples of pre 1914 prose which I will use to outline the use of mystery prose are "The Red Room" by H.G. Wells, "The Signalman" by Charles Dickens, "The Adventures of the Speckled Band" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W....   [tags: Literature Prose Style] 1188 words
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The Hypocrisy of Teaching American History - The Hypocrisy of Teaching American History Reading, writing and arithmetic, these three subjects are the basic outline for American schools. In those subjects, where does history fit in. Some believe that teachers avoid history because of how corrupt America has been. James W. Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me, says, "Parents may feel undermined when children get tools of information not available to adults and use them in ways that seem to threaten adult-held values." (Loewen 296.) The adults had to learn the same false history children are being taught today....   [tags: American History] 626 words
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Women and their Roles in Pre-Industrial Europe - The Women, Family, and Household of Pre-Industrial Europe Many of people today feel trapped inside their homes, just how the women of Pre-Industrial Europe felt. Working day in and day out inside the homes, just to keep the family together, and make a little money on the side, these women were an integral part of Pre-Industrial families. Not only were the women important to Pre-Industrial European families, but so were the households. Much of the money was made in the households, and this is where families either succeeded or failed....   [tags: essays research papers] 1237 words
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Macbeth: Pre-determined Destiny - Macbeth Pre-determined Destiny. Macbeth was a victim of a vicious human flaw. Ambition. It can be great in small dosages, but when one takes what one believes to be ones destiny, as shown in Macbeth, it can be the downfall. Macbeth was a Noble man worthy of Respect, then the prophecies came, and then there was his wife. "Brave and Bold Macbeth (well he deserves that name)" the very words of the king that Macbeth so faithfully served. Never once thinking of murder. But then he receives the Prophecy "Hail Macbeth Thane of Glamis!" "Hail Macbeth Thane of Cawdor!" and "Hail Macbeth king hereafter!"....   [tags: essays research papers] 594 words
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Pre-Industrial Visual Cultures - Pre-Industrial Visual Cultures I remember my father's futile attempts at trying to get me interested in Eastern philosophy. He got me cartoon versions of Zen philosophy and the teachings of Chinese philosophers, and would try to draw parallels between their ideas and what was going on in our lives. Unfortunately, I was more preoccupied with my telephone-marathons and other such pressing issues. The effect of his words on me was like water rolling off a duck's back. As I got older and less oblivious to the world, old ways and ideas were no longer applicable and I found myself left with nothing to hold onto....   [tags: Culture Cultural Papers]
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Stereoptyping, Labeling, Pre-judging - Stereoptyping, Labeling, Pre-judging One day as I was shopping in Patterson’s at the mall here in Bemidji I noticed somethin that I have seen quite a lot of as I have been living in this town of racial diversity. I seemed to notice when I walked in the store with my mom we got the expected "Hello, can I help you find something?". We said "No, we are just looking." and went on our way through the store. A couple of minutes later some Natives came in the store and the guy who was working acted much different....   [tags: Personal Narrative Racism Essays] 674 words
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French Pre-Revolutionary Government - French Pre-Revolutionary Government The ancien regime was an expression used to describe the system of government, laws and institutions which preceded the French Revolution of 1789. The system relied heavily on the 'seigneurial system', based largely on the medieval feudal system by which the monarch had absolute power, most of the clergy (first estate) and the nobility (second estate) were very wealthy, and the peasants (third estate) were oppressed by heavy taxation and made to work as virtual slaves for their landlords....   [tags: Papers] 789 words
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Pre-production Thriller Sequence - Pre-production Thriller Sequence My opening sequence will be based on the horror genre, but more specifically, on the thriller sub-genre. This sub-genre has many standard conventions and I will examine these conventions along with their effectiveness in influencing the audience. Conventions are what make up genres and therefore, by using appropriate conventions in a film, the audience is able to quickly recognize the genre and therefore have a better understanding of the plot and what the film is going to be like....   [tags: Papers] 1105 words
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Pre 1900 Poetry - Pre 1900 Poetry Love poems are one of peoples all time favourites. They are read to people of all ages with an enclosed message behind them. However, there is a difference in love as one is pure love rather than the lust. This is the same in poems. The messages behind them can be based on love and affection but on the other hand can be based on lust and betrayal. Recently I have studied two well known poets' works. These are the work of the stunning Shakespeare and the magnificent Andrew Marvell....   [tags: Papers] 1149 words
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In the Jaws of History Book Review - The aim of this book by Bui Diem with David Chanoff is to present the Vietnam War told from a South Vietnamese perspective. The large-scale scope of the work concerns the fighting between North and South Vietnam over which party would run the country and wanting to become an independent state free from the Western powers. Diem's memoir contains in-depth details about his life and politics in Vietnam in 1940-1975. The book serves as a primary source in documenting the events in Vietnam during the war and as an autobiography of Diem's life....   [tags: Asian History] 462 words
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Pre Revolutionary Mentality - US History I Test The people represented in the picture, are pulling off King George III symbolizes how Americans felt right before the start of the revolutionary war. I believe this picture is in the beginning or middle part of 1775. The people of America were mad, were so, fed up with the British government that they will start a war in order to break away from them. These feelings didn’t just come about all of a sudden though, England set themselves up for this the moment they set up colonies that were three thousand miles away....   [tags: essays research papers] 834 words
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The History of Stalingrad - The History of Stalingrad “Stalingrad is the scene of the costliest and most stubborn battle in this war. The battle fought there to its desperate finish may turn out to be among the decisive battles in the long history of war…In the scale of its intensity, its destructiveness, and its horror, Stalingrad has no parallel. It engaged the full strength of the two biggest armies in Europe and could fit into no lesser framework than that of a life-and death conflict which encompasses the earth” New York Times, February 4, 1943 The battle fought between the Soviet Red Army and the Nazi Wehrmacht over the “city of Stalin” for four long months in the fall and winter of 1942-3 stands as not only t...   [tags: Stalingrad War Battles European History Essays]
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The History of KKK - The History of KKK Ku Klux Klan is a designation mainly given to two distinct secret societies that played a part in American history, although other less important groups have also used the name. The first Ku Klux Klan was an organization that thrived in the South during the Reconstruction period following the Civil War. The second was a nationwide organization that flourished after World War I. The original Klan - Six college students founded the Ku Klux Klan between December 1865 and the summer of 1866 in the town of Pulaski, Tennessee....   [tags: Ku Klux Klan American History Papers] 1905 words
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A Poem that is a Reflection of History - <p>Poems sometimes are used to express feelings on society at that time or reflections on what has happened in the past. Sherman Alexia in Evolution reveals his frustration on early American settlers. He reflects on the history of American settlers and what they did to the Indians to make themselves feel good. In the poem Evolution a settler opens a pawn shop on a reservation right across the street from a liquor store. He has the Indians come to the pawn shop and pawn everything that they have....   [tags: World History] 788 words
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A History of the Dakota in Canada - In his book titled "The Dakota of the Canadian Northwest Lessons for Survival", Peter Douglas Elias explores the history of the Dakota (Sioux) people from the position of the Dakota people themselves. Based on many documentary sources and the expertise of Robert Goodvoice, a tribal historian of the M'dewakontonwon and Wahpetonwon Dakota, Elias is able to provide a sound and valid argument for the Dakota's entitlement to aboriginal and diplomatic rights in Canada. Elias not only manages to successfully provide the Dakota people with an unequivocal written text of their past failures and accomplishments, but achieves his goal of dispelling many of the assumptions that plague them to this day....   [tags: American History] 655 words
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Sex Selection and Pre-selection are Unethical - Sex Selection and Pre-selection are Unethical and Unwise It wasn't until 1975 that scientist Ronald J. Ericsson, Ph.D. began studies that eventually led to what we refer to today as sex selection and/ or pre- selection. He began his determination by studying whether or not enriched sperm would aid in the offspring of a desired gender. This process was first established in the 1970s in which scientists stained X and Y sperm in order to identify them. Thorough studies have been accumulated during the last three decades due to an increase in the perceived need for a "balanced family" and "planned pregnancy" in regards to the "chosen baby." Sex selection and/or pre-selection, despite one's pre...   [tags: Genetic Engineering Expository Essays]
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The Ethical Issues of Sex Pre-Selection - The Ethical Issues of Sex Pre-Selection Although science is at a peak for overwhelming and astonishing outbreaks, the ethical issues concerning these “out breaks” have been inadequately addressed. As the options that couples that are desperate to have a child expand, so do too the expectations of whom the child becomes. Couples are able to choose a donor, of either gender, based on characteristics that they see fit to their liking. Although imperfect, couples now have the ability to choose their child’s gender....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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