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Revolutionary Artillery in the Revolutionary War - In 1775, thirteen colonies began a fight for their independence from Britain’s rule. Without formal training in artillery tactics or a proper armament of artillery pieces, early units had to overcome adversity and hardship. But with courage and dedication the artillery and its leadership were able to play a vital role in the success on the battlefields, and ultimately the victory resulting in America earning its freedom. During the Revolutionary War, the Artillery assets that were available were a combination of cannons, mortars and howitzers....   [tags: American History, Britain, Revolutionary War]
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Dysfunctional Families in Revolutionary Road and Anna Karenina - Dysfunction within an individual can be the result of various occurrences, whether it is a traumatic experience that has stemmed into a life of self-doubt and vulnerability, or it is a series of unfortunate events that has led the individual to believe that life is simply an ongoing controversy. However, dysfunction within a family is much more than self-afflicted stress, it is rooted within the familial bonds that gradually break as a result of conflict, co-dependent adults, perhaps substance abuse, and oftentimes a struggle of conformity brought on by an external source....   [tags: Revolutionary Road Essays]
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New Jersey's Part in the Revolutionary War - New Jersey played a huge part in the Revolutionary War. During the war George Washington and his army spent almost half the Revolutionary War in New Jersey. From the year 1775 to 1783 New Jersey was a battle field to many important battles. For this reason New Jersey was named the cross roads of the American Revolution. Most battles were fought in southern Jersey in places like Fort Monmouth, Fort Mercer, and Trenton. Many important people made their way through northern Jersey to for example Alexander Hamilton, George Washington, and Thomas Paine (“American Revolution”)....   [tags: American Revolution, Revolutionary War, US history] 566 words
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Gender Change in Early America: Carol Berkin's "Revolutionary Mothers" - In Carol Berkin Revolutionary Mothers, Berkin goes beyond the history books, and argues that the Revolutionary period was not just a romantic period in our nation history, but a time of change of both men and women of race, social class, and culture. Berkin describes women involvement in boycotts, protest, and their experiences during the war and on the home front. She goes into a whole different level and focuses her views on women of lower social classes, the Native Americans and African Americans – groups whom faced difficult obstacle during the Revolution....   [tags: Carol Berkin, Revolutionary Mothers, ] 416 words
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The French and Indian War Led to the Revolutionary War - The French and Indian War, which happened between 1754 and 1763 was a stepping-stone for what would become known as the Revolutionary War. The French and Indian War was originally a dispute over the Ohio River Valley. The French considered it their territory, where as the English considered it theirs. While it was a territorial dispute between the countries, the war took place in the colonies. The colonist fought bravely beside the British, whereas the Indians sided with the French. At the beginning all the countries wanted was to claim the Ohio River Valley as their own; however, the outcome of the war was very different....   [tags: French and Indian Wa, Revolutionary War, history, ] 800 words
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A Piece of Revolutionary War History - During the beginning of Colonial America, there were many people who migrated from Europe to settle the new founded American Continent. They traveled from Europe to escape the laws, taxes, demands, and nobility brought upon them at the hands of King George III and Parliament. They wanted to be free from the tyranny of King George III. When the colonist arrived on the American Continent they felt freedoms that they had never before felt. After, feeling the freedom of being on this newly found continent King George once again started putting his demands on the Colonist....   [tags: Revolutionary War,] 1376 words
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Not Revolutionary Enough - For years, tensions between the colonies and England had been escalating. New taxes, unkept promises, and a more prominent presence of British soldiers set tempers rising within the colonies. Rebel groups such as the Sons of Liberty began appearing throughout the troubled colonies. While looking back at this time, historians can predict the Revolution several decades before it happened. When it was all said and done, a new country was born with a brand new institution of government. However, this so-called revolutionary war as more of a social uprising than an actual revolution....   [tags: American History, The American Revolution] 1606 words
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The Creation of a Revolutionary in Russia - Edward Dunes’ life as a revolutionary during Russia’s transition from a Tsarist state to that of a Marxist-Socialist regime, was propagated by many situational influences/factors stemming from his families relocation from Riga to Moscow. As a young boy in Riga, Dunes’ thirst for books along with a good educational elevated his potential to be a highly skilled worker. Dune’s childhood education coupled with factory life in Moscow along with a subsequent influential individual in his life with his father’s heavy labor socialist views, molded Dune into the Bolshevik revolutionary he became....   [tags: Edward Dunes, Bolshevik revolution] 787 words
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The Causes and Costs The Revolutionary War - By the mid 1700’s the loyalty of the American Colonies to Great Britain was dwindling. There was a series of laws and events that angered the colonists, and this anger was slowly leading to a rebellion against England. Great Britain was faced with an extreme amount of debt from the French and Indian War, and they imposed laws upon the colonists to pay military costs from this war. These laws were not appreciated by the colonists, and eventually the colonists organized themselves into a force that could forge a rebellion against England and fight for their independence....   [tags: taxes, money, disease]
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The Revolutionary Rebels of the 1960s - “Castles made of sand fall in the sea eventually…” – Jimi Hendrix, “Castles made of sand” From the Axis: Bold as love album track 9. Stated that all things will die: people, animals, fads, etc., but certain movements will never die. Historical events such as The American Revolution are written all over history books. One remembers this collective series of events every day through the compulsory recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in school and the singing of The National Anthem at the beginning of every sporting event....   [tags: counterculture Hippie movement]
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The Renaissance Was a Revolutionary Period - In history, revolution is the reason for constant shift in society. Many eras have come and gone and only some have left a significant impact on the world. In order for an era to be revolutionary, it has to leave a long lasting influence through social, economic and political means. Historians debate whether the Renaissance was considered a revolutionary period of history or not, however the Renaissance means “rebirth” and laid the foundation of the current era, the Modern Times. The Renaissance is a revolutionary period of history due to the far-reaching changes in art, politics, science and technology, as well as religion....   [tags: Renaissance Essays]
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Canada: A Result of the Revolutionary War - The American Revolution was the poignant turn to the freedom of the American Colonies. With America being able to defeat British, it gave their mother country the realization a new nation and broke the control they had over. Although it is clear that American Revolution created the nation of American, it can argued that it also created the nation up north; Canada. The Revolutionary War not only resulted in the nation of America but the nation of Canada as well. The American Revolution and Nova Scotia Reconsidered by George A....   [tags: freedom of American colonies] 2195 words
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An Outside Look on Revolutionary Authors - Without its inspiring authors, America would have lost its drive during the initial battles of the Revolutionary War. Literature in the time before, during, and after the Revolutionary War forever made an enormous impact on historical events. In this time, literature assumes a huge position in society and everyone keeps an eye out for the newest piece. The writers of short works such as Letters from an American Farmer, Declaration of Independence and Common Sense all gave Americans a reason to fight for their freedom and surge forward as an emergent independent nation....   [tags: literature, independence, Thomas Paine, revolution]
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The French Revolutionary War of 1848 - The numerous revolutions and uprisings that took place in Europe at the beginning of the eighteenth century signified the onset of more than a few liberalistic revolutions that shaped this continent’s governance to this date. This revolutionary wave was very significant, as it marked the collapse of traditional authorities and the establishment of more political and democratic forms of government. This year 1848; has been recognized by many as the ‘year of revolution’ because of the great number of political revolutions that took place allover Europe at this time....   [tags: French Revolution of 1848]
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The Revolutionary Impact of the iPad - The Revolutionary Impact of the iPad The December 2010 edition of ‘Men’s Health’ magazine declares the iPad as the #1 tech item to acquire, the article notes that tablet computing is altering the way we connect, work and entertain. The final line reflects the obscure by noting the real winner in 2011 is Us, as the thrilling reality of an “always on” future finally unveils itself. (Apple iPad, 2010) It is not surprising that technology has continued to develop and that the concept of a tablet, namely the “iPad”, has come about, but that because it’s introduction and availability to the general public – across the world, has created such a synergizing effect almost creating a level of what...   [tags: Technology Tablet]
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European Interest on the Revolutionary War - Although the Revolutionary War was based on the premise of liberty and equality for suppressed American colonists, it was mainly influenced and fueled by geopolitical, economic, and political interests of European nations. After the French and Indian War Britain had the largest number of foreign colonies on the freshly discovered continent of North America. The amount of land claimed however was not as significant as the value that a territory brought back to the mother country. Mercantilistic policies demanding control of vital areas, as well as nationalistic rivalries between nations had already given way to several world wars between the dueling powers of Europe....   [tags: Geopolitical, Economical, Political] 775 words
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The American Revolution Was Truly Revolutionary - Many revolutions have taken place throughout history, ranging from the unremarkable to the truly memorable, such as the French Revolution, the Bolshevik Revolution and the American Revolution. Through an examination of the social, cultural, economic and political causes of the American Revolution, an exploration of key arguments both for and against the American Revolution, and an analysis of the social, cultural, economic and political changes brought about by the American Revolution it can be demonstrated unequivocally that the American Revolution was indeed truly revolutionary....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]
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The Outcome of the Revolutionary War - Every year on the 4th of July we celebrate the birth of the United States by our declaring independence from England. While this event is a source of pride and its legacy contributes to what it means to be an American, I believe many people do not fully appreciate the events that led up to and followed the founding of our country. The outcome of the Revolutionary War was a profound adjustment for almost everybody in the New World. It was favorable for some, and yet put others at a severe disadvantage....   [tags: independence, colonists, british government]
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Historians and Teachers: The Revolutionary War - History is a very subjective matter. It differs based on the place in which it is told. Most of the time, it is twisted by the tongue of the teller. For example, think of the American Revolutionary war. When American students learn of the origin of the war, their heads are filled with visions of a controlling, dominating Great Britain. Also placed in their heads is the notion that the military and politcal leaders of the war were courageous and intelligent men. While that may be true, a person cannot overlook that they were also in fact insurgents....   [tags: history, subjective, stories] 653 words
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Rent: A Unique and Revolutionary Musical - ... Although Roger likes her, he doesn’t want to be in a relationship after losing his girlfriend April, who killed herself because she found out she had HIV. On Christmas Day morning, Collins and Angel go to Roger and Mark’s apartment and Collins introduces Angel to them. She gives Roger and Mark money after she earned $1,000 by killing a noisy dog named Akita. Then, Benny arrives and tells Roger and Mark that if they can convince Maureen to cancel her protest that day, he will let Roger and Mark live in his studio project rent free, but they both rejected that offer....   [tags: bohemian, struggle, hiv] 1347 words
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The Beginning of the Revolutionary War - The beginning of the Revolutionary war was dominated by the British offensive that secured victories in Lexington and Concord, Bunker Hill, and Long Island, causing a sense of urgency and a need for nationalism among Colonials. Throughout the colonies Tories or Loyalists chose to remain loyal to Britain while Patriots chose to revolt against “taxation without representation,” and more generally the overpowered British government. Connecticut, a provisional powerhouse that supplied much of the continental cause with supplies such as clothes and foodstuffs, proved to be predominately Anti-Tory as it passed laws that prevented Tories from holding any sort of public office....   [tags: british offensive, nationalism] 1381 words
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Revolutionary Movements in the United States - Since the beginning of the 20th century, there have been a number of great revolutionary movements going on in the United States, contributing to a huge spectrum of changes, ranged from American people’s everyday lives, to a more comprehensive view about the world and themselves, even to the national economic system. Those movements had reached a climax in the 1920’s, known as the “The Roaring Twenties”. Accompanied with the changes were conflicts and tensions rising rapidly between the adaptation to new attitudes and the preservation of traditional values....   [tags: american society, culture, women, change] 1196 words
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Intelligence in the Revolutionary War - In 1773 before the Revolutionary War began, American colonists were being taxed by the British Parliament to pay for the expenses that were increasingly high due to the French and Indian war. The American colonists debated with the British Parliament that they have raised millions of dollars in taxation for these war debts. A famous man by the name of Benjamin Franklin was one of these American colonists that debated with the British Parliament arguing that they have earned their place in the British Empire....   [tags: boston tea party, british parliament, taxation]
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The Revolutionary Period in America - The revolutionary period for what would become the United States is possibly one of the most important historical periods in American history. This period is marked by famous documents, famous politicians and famous battles. These are all very crucial to the history of the United States, but few realize the importance that the maritime industry played in the revolutionary and early national period. This could be because there is not great naval victory for the United States or any blatantly direct link between the maritime industry navy included, and the revolution or the policies that were derived from this period....   [tags: American History, Economy, Culture] 1182 words
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Revolutionary Traditions: The First International - Revolutionary Traditions 13 December 2013 5 3. Write an analysis of the debate within ONE the following THREE revolutionary periods on the role of the State and the correct attitude of revolutionaries toward the State. THE FIRST INTERNATIONAL 1864-1876. See especially Karl Marx and Bakunin and the “First International” Section of the Marxist Internet Archive. The First International was an organisation set up with the aim of bringing together political organisations and trade unions from different countries....   [tags: revolution, Karl Marx, Mikhail Bakunin, IWA]
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The Revolutionary Organization 17 November - The History of the Revolutionary Organziation 17 November Formation Greece is a country more thought of for its rich ancient history, not major political violence. Unfortunately, the more recent history of this country has been marred with just that, violent protests and terrorist attacks. There are even those who say that Greece has the largest terrorism problem in all of Europe. Greek terrorism stems from a civil war that occurred in the country in the late 1940s. This civil war was over communism, and the loss of life and property was extensive....   [tags: Greek terrorist group]
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Influences of the Revolutionary Era - ... After the war, her letters to her family recount her adventures abroad and later describe the unfamiliar environment she encountered at the nation’s capital during her husband’s presidency. Adams died on October 28, 1818 in Quincy, Massachusetts. She would not live to see her eldest son follow in his father’s footsteps and become the sixth President of the United States. Though she is commonly remembered as the wife and mother of a U.S. President, her writing throughout the American Revolution is possibly her most significant achievement....   [tags: politics, religion, equality, history]
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A Black Revolutionary Socialist Organization - The BBP or Black Panther party for self-defence was a black revolutionary socialist organization working for self-defence of black people. They were founded in Oakland, California, by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton on October 15, 1996. They had a huge background of goals, history and beliefs. The Black Panther party reformed the structure of American Society to achieve social, political and economic equality, based on principles of socialism. Huey P. Newton and Bobby Seale led a revolution that was driven in response to the oppression of black people....   [tags: black panther party, bobby seale, huey newton]
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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia - Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) Historical background: Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was co-founded by Manuel Marulanda and Jacobe Arenas and has been operating in Colombia since 1964 as the largest communist insurgent group and organization with current membership of 8,000 men and women. (Economist) FARC basically fulfills its financial needs through its insurgent activities such as murdering, bombing, extortion, kidnapping, hijacking and drug trafficking, cultivation and distribution....   [tags: FARC, history, politics]
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Ideals of the Revolutionary Generation - “The riot of August 26, {1765 inflicted by The Stamp Act} was one small episode in a series of events that launched a half-century of popular protest and political upheaval throughout the Western World” (Foner 175). One that ultimately led to the Independence of the United States and new schools of thought of how government should be created by the people it stands to protect. This was an incredible breakthrough that continues to lead to prominent discussions and debates nearly 400 years later. The Age of the Revolution had begun and “liberty was its rally cry” (Foner 175)....   [tags: Stamp Act, American History, Revolution]
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Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates - Throughout a lifetime, one can run through many different personalities that transform constantly due to experience and growing maturity, whether he or she becomes the quiet, brooding type, or tries out being the wild, party maniac. Richard Yates examines acting and role-playing—recurring themes throughout the ages—in his fictional novel Revolutionary Road. Frank and April Wheeler, a young couple living miserably in suburbia, experience relationship difficulties as their desire to escape grows. Despite their search for something different, the couple’s lack of communication causes their planned move to Europe to fall through....   [tags: Frank and April Wheeler ] 1398 words
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The American Revolutionary War - The author delivers a compelling interpretation of the Revolutionary War with intricate details of the battles and descriptions of the individuals who were a part of this intriguing part of American history. Ferling does a great job breaking this historical event into four unique segments, which assist the reader in understanding various components of the war. The breakdowns define distinct areas of the Revolutionary War, which allows the reader to grasp small and understand parts of this historical event, enabling the reader to put these elements together with a better understanding of the Revolutionary War....   [tags: liberation, george washington, history]
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U.S. Constitution: Counter Revolutionary? - The purpose of a revolution is to bring forth change in government and political standing. There has been revolutions happening throughout the course of history. The opposite of a revolution is a counter-revolution. A counter-revolution is revolution against a government recently established by a previous revolution. One particular culprit to the counter revolution is the United States' Constitution. This document is debated to be counter-revolutionary while still keeping the fundamental principles of the American Revolution alive....   [tags: American Revolution, Freedom]
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The American Revolutionary War - ... By the terminus of 1775 rebels had seized full control in all thirteen colonies and on July 4, 1776, their Continental Congress declared independence. The British were meanwhile mustering immensely colossal forces to put down the revolt. They inflicted paramount defeats on the American rebel army, now under the command of George Washington, capturing New York City in 1776 and later Philadelphia in 1777. But they were unable or reluctant to land a culminating blow against him. British strategy relied on mobilizing American Loyalist militia, of whom they minimized effort to enlist until tardy in the war.Poor coordination availed doom a British advance against Albany in 1777, which resulted...   [tags: military revolt, great britain] 528 words
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The American Revolutionary War - On the cold winter night of December 16th 1773, the Sons of Liberty, disguised as Indians, silently crept onto British ships docked in Boston Harbor. Three ships were boarded: the Dartmouth, Eleanor, and Beaver. It is there that these men began throwing crates upon crates of tea (an estimated 342 crates) into the harbor. This action, more commonly known as the Boston Tea Party was the first such violent act by colonials and this enraged the British. The British passed harsher laws, banned town meetings, took away the power of local officials, and finally closed Boston Harbor, which prevented goods from going in and out of the city.1 This single act of colonial resentment towards royal autho...   [tags: tea party, british, treaty of paris]
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Bob Dylan Revolutionary Songs - Today, the 1960s represents a decade of liberation for the arts, public opinion, and the shackles of prejudice whether against color or gender. The decade's tumultuous forces and events that shaped the minds of so many, also fostered some of the greatest musical artists of all time—one in particular, Bob Dylan. Responding to the historical events of the time and addressing the same ennui and dissatisfaction with the conventional pursuit of the so-called “American Dream,” Bob Dylan created music that intended to inspire and evoke change both in the public and private spheres....   [tags: 80's music, folk music, baby boom]
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Showboat: A Revolutionary Production - Showboat; a Revolutionary Production The 1900’s were a time for great transformations and growth within the theatrical community. Of all types of theater that were developed during that period, musical theater matured into a more respected and widely desired form of entertainment. Musical theater transformed from blackface minstrel shows with gag productions into pieces of reputable theater. One of the most influential productions in making that turn into sophistication is Showboat. Based on the novel by Edna Ferber Showboat was written by Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein II (Smith 627)....   [tags: Theater ]
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Revolutionary Work of Art - Walter Benjamin emphasizes in his essay, “The Work of Art in the Age of its Technological Reproducibility” that technology used to make an artwork has changed the way it was received, and its “aura”. Aura represents the originality and authenticity of a work of art that has not been reproduced. The Sistine Chapel in the Vatican is an example of a work that has been and truly a beacon of art. It has brought a benefit and enlightenment to the art of painting, and it has an exemplary aura that cannot be replaced....   [tags: Art ]
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The American Revolutionary War - The American Revolutionary War in 1775-1783 was a historic moment in American history as it signaled America’s stand for its freedom from the English monarchy and to retain the rights it has slowly developing upon their stay in the country. Many skirmishes and battles happened throughout the country and it may seem as if the Englishmen had the upper hand due to their superior naval and military capability that may help them win the war. It apparently did not help in this war as the colonists and the Native Americans managed to use their weaknesses against them and win the war and eventually their independence from the English rule....   [tags: Methods, Advantages, Allies] 1335 words
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The American Revolutionary War - In the year 1775 a war called the American Revolutionary war had started between the British and the American people living in the colonies like Massachusetts and New Hampshire. The colonies were separated into different areas and were all individually named and some of them were also bigger than the other. The people (Americans) living in these colonies were becoming annoyed by the British because they were taking all of the money they owned and the people living in these colonies did not want to lose their money....   [tags: American Colonies and British rule history]
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Biotechnology: A Revolutionary Science - Biotechnology is derived from two words which is biology and technology. Biology is a special knowledge about organism while technology means processes, methods or knowledge. The interrelation between biology and technology is biotechnology. It is the youngest of the sciences and is increasing in knowledge at an unprecedented rate. It is the fastest growing technical discipline and has probably gained more information per year than any other field of science.Biotechnology is called revolutionary science that outpaces that ability for people to keep up with an understanding of applications in society because of the rapid advance....   [tags: argiculture, food, medicine, benefits] 1788 words
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A Revolutionary Anti-Aging Product - There are many products on the market that promote anti-aging benefits. Many make claims that can be hard for a typical consumer to believe. However, there is a revolutionary product available that can take skin care in a whole new direction. There are many sites that talk about lifecell scams, but there is often a lack of details about the product and its benefits. Consumers will need to try the product and decide if they the fountain of youth really exists. Most people will see a result in less than 20 seconds....   [tags: beauty, wrinkles, cream] 824 words
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The Revolutionary Aquaponics Technique - Aquaponics is a revolutionary, all-natural technique of cultivating one's own food while not harming the environmental setting. It refers to a method in which fish and plants are cultivated so that processes naturally occurring in and proceeding from each are orchestrated in such the simplest way that they fancy a reciprocally dependent relationship. Aquaponics is a great way to grow plants rather than planting them in the dirt. It is better because the fish, plants and bacteria are all helping each other....   [tags: agriculture, environment, nutrients] 778 words
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Revolutionary Wars? - Paine writes against the lucrative business of war, yet his entire reason for writing not only this book but also Common Sense is to encourage the people of certain nations to rise up and if necessary start a war if not a civil war. He fails to accept the consequences or think his urging of revolutions through. In the French Revolution many heinous acts occurred, one in particular was the lynch mob, executioners of Foulon and Bertier. Paine states, “ These outrages were not the effect of the principles of the Revolution, but of the degraded mind that existed before the Revolution, and which the Revolution is calculated to reform.” (p....   [tags: Thimas Paine, Common Sense] 1108 words
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Revolutionary Changes - Overview In what ways were the revolutions, expanded literacy, and political ideas linked. (The Earth and Its Peoples, 581) The revolutions of the late 18th and early 19th centuries were directly influenced by political ideas of Enlightenment intellectuals and their students. New ideas were developed by, and extrapolated from, individuals such as Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, and Voltaire (François-Marie Arouet). A growing literacy amongst the people of Europe and the greater western world led to increased questioning of government, the communication and discussion of ideas in public venues, and ultimately said revolution....   [tags: Enlightenment, Literacy, Inventions]
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Women in the Revolutionary War and The Civil War - “The story of the war will never be fully or fairly written if the Achievements of women in it are untold” Frank Moore Women of the War, 1867 When we hear the names, Paul Revere, Benjamin Franklin or George Washington, we can immediately identify these men as noble leaders and celebrated heroes who made extraordinary contributions during the fragile infancy of our country. These men and many others unselfishly risked their lives to fight for a united nation in both the Revolutionary and Civil Wars....   [tags: Volunteers, Roles, Heroic] 1435 words
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Rip Van Winkle and the Revolutionary War - ... Some people dying helped complete the cycle of life and changed the town because there was a new generation living there. The difference in the town in the twenty years he was napping was large enough for Rip Van Winkle to notice when he entered town for the first time. One of the first things that he noticed was that the clothing the townspeople were wearing was not the same. When he came down from the mountain he was wearing old, beat-up clothing that was not “in fashion” now twenty years later (Ferguson)....   [tags: historical analysis]
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Role of Blacks in the American Revolutionary War - “And I hereby further declare all indented servants, Negroes, or others (appertaining to Rebels) free, that are able and willing to bear arms, the joining of His Majesty's Troops, as soon as may be, for the more speedily reducing the Colony to a proper sense of their duty, to this Majesty's crown and dignity.” -- Lord Dunmore's Proclamation The quote above is from the British governor of Virginia, Lord Dunmore who proclaimed freedom for African American slaves who fought for the British, after George Washington announced there would be no additional recruitment of Blacks in the Continental army in 1776....   [tags: African Americans, American Revolution]
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The Pros and Cons of the American Revolutionary War - In every war, there are advantages and disadvantages on both sides. Entering the American Revolutionary War the two opposing sides held a variety of assets and hindrances. These factors ranged from superior leaders to mere populations sizes. In the big picture though, all the miscellaneous dynamics for both Britain and the American colonies would be the ultimate decider of victory. At the beginning of the war, there were many mixed opinions about who would win because of the extent of diversity in both sides’ advantages and disadvantages....   [tags: Colonists, Britain] 904 words
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How Colonists Won the Revolutionary War - How colonists won the revolutionary war Introduction The revolutionary war of 1775 – 1783 was a victorious military uprising against Great Britain of 13 American colonies which merged to form United States of America in 1776. Initially, the war was between the colonies and Great Britain but it escalated to involve other countries such as Spain and France. The taxes imposed on Americans by the British parliament were the cause of the war. Many Americans felt that the taxes were unlawful hence they started resisting (Greene & Pole, 2008)....   [tags: US against Great Britain]
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Revolutionary Road Analysis - Suburban life in the 1950s was ideal, but not ideal for the women. Women were continuously looked at as the typical suburban housewife. In Richard Yates’ novel, Revolutionary Road, we are given the chance to see the dynamics of the Wheeler family and of those around them. Through the use of theme, tone and major symbolism in the novel, we are shown the perspective of gender roles in the 1950s. The author shows the reader the struggles of strict gender roles and how the protagonist of the story will do just about anything to escape from it....   [tags: Richard Yates, gender role, suburban life]
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Could The American Revolutionary War be Avoided? - Was the American Revolutionary War inevitable. The American Revolutionary War was a very significant time period for the History of the United States. The colonies were ruled by the British Parliament and they began feeling as if they were being mistreated as they were forced to pay unfair taxes and their power as a whole was being very limited. Evidently they wanted to gain independence from the British. At first they attempted to take a non-violent stance and reason with the British government, but the British were reluctant to do so....   [tags: colonies, us history, british government]
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The Wealth of Nations: A Revolutionary Work on Economics - Adam Smith’s The Wealth of Nations is one of history’s most revolutionary works on economics, with basic principals that remain applicable to today’s business world. Smith wrote it in an effort to transform the way Europeans created and sold products and to promote the concept of a free market. The book was a catalyst for change, quickly spreading throughout the world new and revolutionary ways to improve the financial systems of Europe by making them more productive. It promoted the concept of specializing in products that are conducive to the resources and skills of a country....   [tags: Literature Review]
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A Revolutionary Debate: Causes of the American Revolution - Let us travel back before the Revolutionary War, to the start of the French and Indian War. This is the only way to understand the future of the American Colonies, and ultimately the causes of the American Revolution. After the war, Britain had emerged as the world’s leading power, however, Britain’s national debt tripled. In order to relieve the heavy burden, the British decided to tax the American Colonies. This taxation caused massive rebellion by the Americans, and ultimately warfare. Professor Breen, a historian well familiar with the revolution, claims that the American colonists were motived by a new form of protest called boycotting....   [tags: war of independence, American colonies] 1156 words
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The Declaration of Independence After the Revolutionary War - ... They appointed the youngest of the group to create this document, and Thomas Jefferson completed this task in just two days. In making this historical document, Jefferson drew ideas from the Enlightenment, especially those by John Locke. Not only did the declaration stand as a milestone in US history, but it also turned the political philosophies of the 18th century Europe into real political practice. The repercussions of the colonists demanding their independence were plentiful. After many years of abuse and torment from the British, the colonists fought back....   [tags: War, Continental, British] 766 words
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Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) and Mexico - INTRODUCTION From the Institutional Revolutionary party (PRI) to the National Action Party (PAN) to the Party of Democratic Revolution (PRD), Mexico has had many political parties in the past and present but many have questioned the fact that how has PRI manage to stay in power and maintain its place as the dominant party in the past. In this short research paper I am going to be talking about Partido Revolucionario Institutional (PRI) and Mexico. I want to discuss the history of PRI and how it came about during and after the Mexican Revolution....   [tags: PAN, PRD, Mexican politics, PT, PVEM, MC]
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Taking a Look at the American Revolutionary War - As we all know, the Patriots had won the war and the British lost. But, what caused them to lose, was it the fact that it was an effect of strategy or learning from their previous, regretful mistakes. How did the Americans defeat one of the most powerful countries in the world. First, let’s look at some primary reasons of why the British lost. To start, the Americans had a “home advantage” while the British were fairly far from their own homeland. Also, the Americans had much help from the French....   [tags: patriotism, independence from British rule] 534 words
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The Revolutionary War: The Roots of the American Dream - War is known to have a substantial effect on the lives of every person in that country. In the United States the American dream, in any interpretation, is either improved or lessened depending on if what we are fighting for is worth the sacrifice. For example, the Afghanistan War is commonly known to be hindering the American dream; there is no proof of direct improvement or intentions to improve the way Americans live. Inversely, in the Revolutionary War we were fighting for the freedom of our country from England....   [tags: U.S. History]
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Charles Darwin: The Life of a Revolutionary Thinker - Charles Darwin, who is Charles Darwin. Darwin was not the father of genetics like Mendel; although he contributed at it. He had a hard childhood and a hard time in school. Despite all of that he was different he like to observe and collect things. He never knew that his observation would cause an enormous change in the way we looked at the world. When he was about 8 ½ or maybe 9 years his mother died because of cancer or maybe an ulcer. Sometime before that he started school but then at the age of nine he went to what he thought was a public school but it was really a private boarding school....   [tags: Biography, Biographical Essay, evolution] 807 words
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Biography of Joseph Stalin and the Revolutionary Movement - Joseph Stalin grew up believing in Marxist, which led him to devote his time to the revolutionary movement against the Russian Monarchy (World History in Context). In 1922, Stalin became general secretary of the Communist party and after Lenin’s death he promoted himself as Lenin’s political heir. After proclaiming his position of the political heir, Stalin officially became a dictator over the Soviet Union (World History in Context). Stalin was the supreme ruler of the Soviet Union for a quarter of a century....   [tags: soviet union, power, leader] 1407 words
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The Nature of Pre-revolutionary Society and Government - ... A large economic downfall within Tsarist Russia was the reliance on foreign loans, other countries funded Russia’s industrial boom, and this led to ‘peasants [paying] heavy taxes on grain … alcohol and salt’ . Politics revolutionised to a medium extent, as there were many limitations to the developments. Emperor Nicholas ΙΙ introduced the concept of The Duma receiving more power in the October Manifesto of 1906, allowing The Duma to have a vote on laws before they are passed, ‘no law shall take effect without confirmation by the State Duma’ ....   [tags: russian society, political change]
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Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) - Colombia has struggled throughout the years battling various terrorist groups. The FARC is the most dangerous terrorist organization that the country has continually fought for over four decades. Drug trafficking, bombings, and political leader targeted attacks are the tactics used by this terrorist organization in hopes to gain political power. Their agenda is geared to overtake the Colombian government to make the country into a socialist society. Various efforts and attempts in conjunction with the US government have led to a weakened state of the FARC....   [tags: Latin American terrorist groups]
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Age of Enlightenment: Revolutionary Viewpoints Spreading - The age of enlightenment is a term used to describe a time in Western philosophy and cultural life centered upon the late 17th and 18th century. (wikipedia.com) When the word enlightenment comes to mind your first thought is of change for the better. A time of prosperity and success within a country. Several individuals have been credited and blamed for leading and contributing to the Enlightenment. These thinkers not only changed their views, but also spread revolutionary ideas to others. These philosophes, Evangelists of science, felt that it was their duty to open peoples’ eyes to new thought....   [tags: European History]
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Sun Yat-Sen A Chinese Revolutionary - ... In 1894, Sun wrote an 8,000 character petition to Viceroy Li Hongzhang. The letter explained ideas to modernize China. Sun even traveled to Tianjin to present the letter personally but he was not granted an audience. After the experience, Sun inevitably turned to becoming a revolutionary. Sun traveled to Hawaii in October of 1894 and founded the Revive China Society. It was committed to revolutionizing China’s prosperity. Sun was also devoted to creating a Republic China. Most of the members were from the lower social classes....   [tags: republic, suppressive Qing dynasty,] 962 words
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Mexico's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) - ... The decade long armed conflict is categorized as the most important sociopolitical event in Mexico. The revolution was finally able to destroy the feudalist society that had existed for over 400 years and was an important experimentation and reformation in social organization. They adapted the Political Constitution of the United Mexican States of 1917, which moved forward with the secularization of government, pro-labor movement, and social democracy. Former president Plutarco Calles founded the National Revolutionary Party (PNR), the party that eventually became known as the PRI in 1929....   [tags: Latin American political history] 852 words
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The Revolutionary War - The Revolutionary War The Revolutionary War started on April 19, 1775 at Lexington and Concord. America was very much unprepared with no central government or army. The congress stepped up as the government and began to organize an army. The Revolutionary War did not end until September 3, 1783 with the signing of the final peace treaty between America and Great Britain. The victory in the Revolution War led to the birth of a new independent nation. After the Revolution it was a time of cooperation....   [tags: Papers] 1433 words
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The General Strike and How Revolutionary It Was - The General Strike and How Revolutionary It Was Seventy eight years ago an earthquake shook the very foundations of British capitalism. In the greatest display of militant power in its history the British working class moved into action in the General Strike of May 1926. For 9 days not a wheel turned nor a light shone without the permission of the working class. In this essay I argue that it was not revolutionary or better it was not designed to be revolutionary. From one minute to midnight on Monday 3 May, the TUC called out the railwaymen, dockers, road transport workers, printers and gas and electricity workers....   [tags: Papers] 604 words
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The Revolutionary Aftermath of the Civil War - The Revolutionary Aftermath of the Civil War Despite many hardships that remained from the antebellum state of the union, reconstruction was a socially and constitutionally revolutionary period. The attempts to deter black voters were greatly outweighed by the numbers of blacks voting, as well as the laws that were passed to protect the rights of American citizens, black and white alike. The years after the war saw a rise in the number of human rights laws that were passed, most of which were primarily focused on blacks, but included whites as well....   [tags: Racism Discrimination Equality Essays] 616 words
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Religion And Politics In The Revolutionary Era - The Christians objective is not this world-certainly not the world of politics-but the Kingdom of God. Christianity is therefore essentially other-worldly. Jesus himself was entirely apolitical, and we, his, followers, must similarly hold aloof from the political arena. However, God is a political God, and a belief in God requires political involvement. (Davies 9) Consequently, the entanglement of politics with religion is inevitable. This concept is supported in Jon Butler’s article, Coercion, Miracle, Reason....   [tags: essays research papers] 1007 words
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The Causes of the Revolutionary War - There were many events that took place in the 1760’s and 1770’s that led to the Revolutionary war. During these years the British did many things that upset the colonists. These upset colonists would eventually get sick of all the British ways and fight for their freedom. Many events crucial the Revolutionary War took place in the 1760’s, such as the Sugar Act, Stamp Act, and Declaratory Act. The Sugar Act of 1764 set an import tax on foreign sugar, molasses, and rum entering Britain’s American colonies....   [tags: essays research papers] 1005 words
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The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia - The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia, or FARC, have been waging a guerilla war against the Columbian government for thirty-eight years. The organization has a Marxist-Socialist ideological base and has been terrorizing Columbia for some time now. The most recent development is Senator Martha Catalina Daniels was shot twice in the head and killed on March 3. Her body and two others were found at the bottom of a ravine about twenty-five miles west of the Columbia’s capital, Bogotá....   [tags: Politics Government Columbia Essays] 1383 words
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Patripts and Loyalists During the Revolutionary War, Questions and Answers - Revolutionary War Project Box 1: What does it mean. boycott-complete revolution-complete patriot-complete loyalist-complete massacre-complete tariff- complete taxes-complete parliament-complete Box 2: Groups/Committees During the Revolutionary War, there were many Patriot political groups, but were only a few that were truly significant and made a huge impact for the people in America. These included the Committees of Correspondence, Sons of Liberty, the Second Continental Congress, and the Continental Army....   [tags: boycot, continental army] 2324 words
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The Character of Pavel as a Revolutionary Hero in Gorky's Novel, Mother - Mother by Maxim Gorky Question: Evaluate the character of Pavel as a revolutionary hero in “Mother”. Answer: “Mother” is a masterpiece of Maxim Gorky where he depicts a revolution against the bourgeois society. Being greatly influenced by the thoughts and philosophy of Lenin, Maxim Gorky is greatly shocked and frustrated by the ignorance, poverty and sufferings of his country people. He wants to establish the equal rights of the people in the society. In this novel Pavel is a character portrayed with a revolutionary spirit and Maxim Gorky shows his philosophy and dreams through the character of Pavel in this novel....   [tags: character analysis, literary criticism] 629 words
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The American Revolution: NOT Really Revolutionary - During the late eighteenth century the colonies were in a fight for independence; a fight for a revolution from a government that had oppressed them, taxed them, and basically enslaved them. So why did the new government they were struggling to construct so closely resemble the government they detested to be under. Thirteen colonies all fighting against one common foe, however governing themselves would cause many obstacles within. The new government was being pieced together from the only political system they have even been a part of, a monarchy....   [tags: American War for Independence]
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The Revolutionary Policies of Henry VIII - The Revolutionary Policies of Henry VIII Henry was a supreme egotist. He advanced personal desires under the guise of public policy or moral right, forced his ministers to pay extreme penalties for his own mistakes, and summarily executed many with little excuse. In his later years he became grossly fat, paranoid, and unpredictable. Nonetheless he possessed considerable political insight, and he provided England with a visible and active national leader. Although Henry seemed to dominate his Parliaments, the importance of that institution increased significantly during his reign....   [tags: Papers] 1240 words
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Peter the Great: A True Revolutionary - Peter the Great: A True Revolutionary Words you think of when you think of Russia throughout history: unmodernized, backward, retrogressive, archaic, medieval, dank and slovenly etc. I could go on, but I digress, the picture has been set. Russia hasn’t exactly been the picturesque empire, if that, that so many believe it could have or should have been. Being one of the physically largest country in the world during almost all of its 1500 + year existence(Liversidge 2), Russia is also denoted as being one of histories most notoriously hapless underachiever, with a few moments of illumination followed inevitably by years of “two steps back”....   [tags: Russian History] 1432 words
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John Cage and Revolutionary Music - John Cage and Revolutionary Music An Avant-garde is someone who is ahead of his time. He is a person who is willing to cross new boundaries and to try new things. The meaning of an Avant-garde is a group or an individual who is active in the invention and application of new techniques in a given field. Who else could this definition fit better than John Cage himself. He himself believed that he was someone who wanted to invent new music. ?Cage considered himself a musical inventor. (Page 83, 20/20)....   [tags: Papers Music John Cage Essays] 1130 words
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