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Rise and Fall of the Nuclear Family - The perfect family has always been an American dream. In the 50s many families wanted to have the perfect family. A working father a stay at home mom and two well behaved children. This image was magnified by the media and you may have been considered an outcast if you didn’t act a certain way. “Widely accepted in the popular mind, this comforting and stereotypical picture was challenged by real-life wives, many of whom worked outside the home” (Introduction to the 50s). Many people then started to rebel against this idea of the perfect family....   [tags: Women's Roles, Rise of the Suburb]
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The Fall and Rise of the Roman Empire - ... This oppression towards the people caused many citizens to feel like the old civilization was not worth saving (Document 4). Furthermore, corruption and turmoil grew in the political system of Rome. From 235-285 C.E Rome lost eight emperors to assassinations (Document 1). The government’s desire for money became more important than its job to protect its citizens. In Rome wealthy lawbreakers go unpunished, while the poor were forced to undergo their chastisement (Document 6). The state was beginning to lose three virtues it was built on: patriotism, discipline and devotion to duty....   [tags: political, economic, military] 644 words
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The Rise and Fall of the Stock Market - The stock market has proved itself to be a lucrative asset for making money for a broad spectrum of people across the world. People have entrusted their time and money in the stock market since May 17, 1792. In this article I will go over the rise and fall of the markets and how they can be caused by several different things. In this article I will cover one very big contributing factor in the fall of the financial sector in 2008; I will talk about what drives the markets, and also a few things that everyone should know before investing their money anywhere....   [tags: investment, funds, money] 1182 words
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The Rise and Fall of the Fatimid Dynasty - The Fatimid Caliphates were a 10th century Ismacili Shici dynasty that conquered the Ikhshidid dynasty in Egypt. The Fatimids claimed lineage rights from the Prophet Muhammad’s daughter Fatima; and, existed during the Golden Age of Islam. “Unlike the cAbbasids or Umayyads, who were led by a caliph approved by the community, the Shica espoused the concept of designation, in which the Prophet Muhammad chose Ali as his successor and in which each subsequent religious leader was a divinely ordained, supreme, infallible Imam who had the final authority in both religious and social affairs.” In 909, the Fatimid was established by the self-proclaimed Imam, Ubayd Allah al-Mahdi, who migrated his mi...   [tags: Fatimid Caliphates, Ismacili Shici, Ikhshidid]
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Rise and Fall of the Magan Civilization - Rise and fall of the Magan civilization The transition of humanity from simple life which based on living in villages with small group of people in the Neolithic to establish city states and then civilizations from the Chalcolithic and the beginning of the Bronze Age ,was a tremendous leap in the history of humanity.This transition led people to improve their knowledge and promoted them to be more creative. Therefore, many inventions and discovers were known during this period such as discovering copper and bronze metal , developing cultivation methods , using potteries’ wheel , using sails in the boats,innovating wheels, which were used in transportation and using animals power(Menon,2...   [tags: World History] 2183 words
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The Rise and Fall of Muslim Empires - In Islamic history, various events have occurred in different time periods that have led to the rise and fall of Muslim empires. Muslim kingdoms flourished in a cultural, social, religious, political, and intellectual aspect in their time periods, due to Thanks in large part to religious and political conflict between Muslims, whether they be Sunni or Shia, Identify the major periods and empires in Islamic History. You must use at least two academic (non-digital) sources. For each of these periods or empires, you must identify the dates, major locations, major leaders, and major events....   [tags: kindoms, uthman, iran] 1451 words
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The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler - The Rise and Fall of Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler was one of the most effective and influential leaders in history, his actions during his lifetime still have an impact on today's world. He was Chancellor and later Dictator of Germany, provoked World War II, and was accountable for an estimated 11 million deaths total by the end of his life. Hitler overcame the literal world by rising from a homeless man to Chancellor of Germany, taking over Germany as dictator, and finally ruling over the majority of Europe throughout World War II....   [tags: Nazu Germany, Hoocaust, Jews, World History]
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The Rise and Fall of Rome - The rise and fall of one of the greatest empires known to man, the Roman republic, were caused by several key factors. Three of which were the decline of monarchy within the empire, foreign conquests and expansion of the growing empire, and political battles between powerful officials. The decline of monarchy which caused the rise of the republic was caused by the expulsion of the last Etruscan king. An ancient Roman tale tells of how the last Etruscan king, Tarquinius Superbus, was driven from his thrown....   [tags: World History ] 1421 words
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The Rise and Fall of Feudalism - The Rise and Fall of Feudalism Federation is a word that describes the United States government. A Federal government is defined as the act of federalizing or joining separate organizations (Answers 1). In the United States, the three branches of government (1). In the Middle Ages most governments changed and rarely stayed the same for really long periods of time. Many things would happen in each country that would change the type of government that each one had. Especially, during the Middle Ages in Europe, things were changing quickly (Nelson 1)....   [tags: European History ]
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The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire - The era dominated by Roman empire is one the most well-known and influential periods of history, home to famous names from Julius Caesar to Jesus Christ. At its height, Rome’s territory stretched from the Atlantic coastline to the Middle East, reigning over 60 million people, one-fifth of the population of the ancient world. However, the Roman empire’s treatment of their conquered people’s and their own citizens ultimately led to the permanent downfall of Rome. Even in the century before the official replacement of the Roman republic by the empire, Rome expanded immensely as a result of the Punic wars....   [tags: Ancient Rome] 1027 words
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The Rise and Fall of the Persian Empire - Iran was included in the territory of what was then the ancient Persian Empire. For centuries Iran (land of the Aryans) was also referred to as Persia, which was the official name until 1935. Fourteen years had passed before the Iranian government allowed the use of both names. Few groups of people today have significant history like the Iranians, descending from the ancient Persians, who possess one of the world’s richest and oldest cultures. Historically, a variety of other cultures and groups had once occupied the ancient Iranian plateau as early as 4,000 B.C.E, with little importance....   [tags: World Civilization ]
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The Rise and Fall of Early Civilizations - All the way from the start of civilization through to the Early Christianity there has been a pantheon of; destruction, recognition, wars, cultural diffusion, religious breakthroughs, laws that have been established, kings and queens crowned and dethroned. The Mesopotamian Civilization it was the land between two rivers the Tigris and the Euphrates Rivers that civilization first began. The rise of civilization in 3200 B.C. through 525 B.C That was an act of human creation of the Near Eastern river valleys of Sumer and Egypt....   [tags: War, Expansion, Settlement]
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The Rise and Fall of Energy Giant, Enron - ... By 2001, the company filed for bankruptcy. This scandal shocked the entire nation. Moreover, it destroyed the financial life of several employees depended on the company. Most of them, who lost their job were nearing their retirement age. They lost all the benefits they earned so far then. Later, the company accepted its failure and agreed on the falsified accounts that profits that the profits were actually balanced out by loss and charges that were not recorded. Fall of stocks: The stock price fell from $90 per share to 26 cents per share in short span of two years....   [tags: ethical, scandal, bankruptcy] 1537 words
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The Rise and Fall of Prohibition by Daniel Okrent - On Jan. 17, 1920, America went completely dry. The 18th Amendment of the United States Constitution had been ratified a year earlier, banning “the manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors” within the United States and its territories. This began the era of Prohibition, a 14-year time period of law-breaking unlike any other in our country’s history fueled by bootleggers, gangs, speak easies and mafias. The 18th Amendment was a rarity in that it limited the rights of the individual rather than the activities of the government, thereby guaranteeing an unfavorable reception and reaction....   [tags: prohibition era, liquor, intoxication] 1199 words
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Karl Marx Rise and Fall of the Revolution - Karl Marx Rise and Fall of the Revolution Karl Marx, could it have been his theories that changed the world today on how people view the world system. Many got confused on what to truly believe, that will save their lives and how they lived in the 1800’s. His zealous intellectual writing imposed communism over more than twenty countries. The revolutionary theories of Karl Marx caused by the poverty in the Twentieth century turned out to be the death of millions of men, women, and children....   [tags: wealth, poverty, world systems] 670 words
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Rise and Fall of Athens and Ancient Rome - History has witnessed the rise and fall of many powerful cities, starting with Ur and Babylon and continuing into present day with cities such as New York City. Two of these cities, ancient Athens and ancient Rome, stand out from other cities of their time due to their culture, politics, and influence, both on the world around them and on future civilizations. These strengths qualify them as world cities, and despite their eventual losses of power, their legacies live on. Athens obtained hegemony around 448 BC, right after the war-like city-state of Sparta....   [tags: World History] 743 words
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The Fall of the Newspaper and the Rise of the Internet: A Critical Analysis - ‘The Fall of the Newspaper and the Rise of the Internet: A Critical Analysis’ Introduction/Abstract Recently I have come across a subject area that I feel very passionate about, as a designer rooted heavily in the printed word. I want to find out how it is happening, why, and whether we can halt it – if at all. Should we even try. I believe this is something many people are concerned about, and there is much scope for ideas. I intend to conduct research into the widespread fall of newspaper sales, and how the Internet is causing this, if it is even....   [tags: Research Proposal ]
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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt - Egyptians began to settle along the banks of the Nile River, Starting as far north as to the city of Alexandria all the way down south to Aswan. They developed into a well-structured society as Far East to the Red Sea and west to Dakhia, Oasis among many (Figure 1.). The Nile River reached far lending a hand in creating a well-known civilization that consisted of building pyramids and producing crops for their pharaoh. Evolving from hunters and gatherers into agriculturalists throughout history, Egypt has claimed to be one of the earliest and most spectacular civilizations of ancient times....   [tags: World Civilization ]
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The Rise and Fall of Marc Antony - There is much to be said about classical Rome, with all the ancient city-states and notable historic figures like Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Augustus. The Roman Empire, which was formerly called the Roman Republic, favored aristocracy and maintained a government staffed by aristocrats who advised on policy and selected magistrates, with the senate serving as the center of Roman political life. Rome also had many military commanders who helped expand Roman territory and wealth by conquering lands, enslaving prisoners, and establishing trade; however, this disgruntled some Romans who didn’t like the fact that foreigners were gaining Roman citizenship....   [tags: classical Roman history]
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The Rise and Fall of Islamic Spain - Granted the people seek religion for means of peace and conflict resolution, it is widely believed that misinterpretation of religion is one of the fundamental reasons for evolution of war all around the world. History proves this by innumerable war and evolution incidents, one of them occurring in what we call now Spain. Over a thousand years ago, Sothern Spain was home for Jews, Christians and Muslims living together, intertwining and establishing the best of their land by different means....   [tags: religion, power, king] 978 words
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The Rise and Fall of Blockbuster - As advance technology of fiber-optic developed and is on the rise, everyday there is another story about entertaining movies on demand and streaming online is with ease. Those developments which let movie’s viewers sit in the comfort of their home or anywhere with access to the internet can stream instance movies with a push of a bottom. They no longer need to make a trip to the movie’s stores for movies rental and return, so that is why movie shops fail and filed for bankruptcy bring a symbolic close to the “let’s go rent a movie” era....   [tags: Technological Advancements, Movie Streaming]
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The Rise of Ideas and the Fall of the State - Social revolutions are swift and violent transformations, carried out by the lower classes, which ultimately transform the political, social, and socioeconomic structures of the government (Skocpol, 4). Revolutions do not easily occur and are not inevitable. In fact, there must be certain variables simultaneously present in order for the current regime to collapse and be replaced by a new system. I will argue that the two important variables that caused the French Revolution, in October of 1789, and the Russian Revolution, in February of 1917, were the collapse of the military and the rise of radical ideas....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Rise of Ideas and the Fall of the State - Social revolutions are swift and violent transformations, carried out by the lower classes, which ultimately transform the political, social, and socioeconomic structure of the government (Skocpol, 4). Revolutions do not easily occur and are not inevitable. In fact, there must be certain variables simultaneously present in order for the current regime to collapse and be replaced by a new system. I will argue that the two important variables that caused the Russian Revolution, in February of 1917, and the French Revolution, in October of 1789, were the collapse of the military and the rise of radical ideas....   [tags: Political Science]
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The Rise of Ideas and the Fall of the State - Social revolutions are swift and violent transformations, carried out by the lower classes, which ultimately transform the political, social, and socioeconomic structures of the government (Skocpol, 4). Revolutions do not easily occur and are not inevitable. In fact, there must be certain variables simultaneously present in order for the current regime to collapse and be replaced by a new system. In the following paper, I will illustrate how the simultaneous presence of two variables leads to the social revolutions in France in October of 1789, Russia, in February of 1917, and China in 1949....   [tags: Social Revolutions, France, Russia, China] 2088 words
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The Rise and Fall of Richard the Third - 	Much debate and controversy surround the rise and fall of Richard the Third. It is hard to ignore such subjects due to the bonds and hidden reasons that many of the authors of the middle ages had towards Richard. In keeping an objective approach towards Richard III, the study of his rise and fall will be taken in the perspective of his royal acts and administration of England. Public sentiment over such things as the scandal surrounding the princes did have an effect over the rule of Richard, but there are many other underlying aspects that could have extended Richards rule, and changed the way history looks back on him....   [tags: essays research papers] 2543 words
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The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson - The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson Ask someone who was one of the first people to break the color barrier in sports and you're almost guaranteed that the answer is Jackie Robinson. Yet almost 40 years earlier there was a black boxer by the name of Jack Johnson, also known as John Arthur Johnson....   [tags: Jack Johnson Sports African American] 867 words
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The Rise and Fall of the Aztec Civilization - The Rise and Fall of the Aztec Civilization The Rise and fall of the Aztec Empire is possibly the most important area of study in the modern world. Of all of the nomadic tribes who migrated into Mexico, the Aztecs were one of the last. At first driven away by established tribes, the Aztecs slowly began to develop an empire of immense wealth and power by the late fifteenth century. Due in large part to the accomplishments of their ruler Itzcoatl, the empire expanded to include millions of people from a number of different tribes, including the Cempoala, who would later aid the Spanish in defeating the Aztecs....   [tags: Papers] 553 words
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The Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire - The City-state of Rome became a republic in 509 BC. Rome fought numerous battles to become what it was at its height. It all started with the Punic wars. After they won, there was no stopping them. By the first century BC, Rome controlled most of the known world. (Mahoney, 2001) With Augustus Caesar began the two centuries of the Pax Romana. During this time all of Rome became a collection of states rather than conquered provinces. The only threats that ever came were from the unorganized barbarian tribes who's conquest brought nothing to the Empire....   [tags: Papers] 1394 words
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The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich - The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich The Nazi party affected many people around the world through both the Holocaust and World War II. Hitler had a plan to exterminate all the Jews, and propelled this idea through the Holocaust putting Jews in concentration camps and killing them. Hitler's evil plan caused one of the world's biggest tragedies, World War II. Adolf Hitler, who was the leader of the Nazis, was born in Austria just across the border from German Bavaria. Hitler would begin to read his fathers history books about Native Americans and how they were slaughtered along with reading about battles between the Germans and Russians....   [tags: Ancient Rome Roman History] 1054 words
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The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Hoffa - The Rise and Fall of Jimmy Hoffa James Riddle Hoffa greatly changed the way America looked at unions and their members. Hoffa rose from the single parent teachings of his mom to an independent man who would fight for his people. Gaining experience from age seven in defending himself, and gaining leadership experience by leading a warehouse strike at age seventeen, Hoffa was destined to be a fighter. Losing was not in his genes and some may believe losing was not in his vocabulary. Hoffa would let nothing stand in his way from achieving a goal he had set for himself....   [tags: Papers] 3160 words
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Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire - The Romans were on one of the greatest people of all. They had power, wealth, and even a half of the world. They built one of the strongest and vast empire that world has ever seen. They came from nothing to something awesome. It started of as a city and ended up being one of the greatest empire of all. This essay is going to focus on the Roman Empire from the rise to the fall and the government, architecture, mythology, Family Structure, and Food of the Romans. As the story goes, Rome was founding in 753 B.C....   [tags: essays research papers] 1095 words
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The Rise and Fall of a Peasant - The Rise and Fall of a Peasant The film Scarface, produced by Martin Bregman, written by Oliver Stone and directed by Brian DePalma, is a story of an immigrant’s life. The main character, Antonio Montana, who is played by Al Pacino, comes to the United States from Cuba in May 1980 as a political prisoner. Montana arrives in Miami, Florida with nothing and has to find a way to survive. As an alien to the country, Montana can not find a honest job that pays enough money for him to live off of. He is a very confident and intelligent man, and when he begins to sell drugs, there is no stopping him....   [tags: Scarface Oliver Stone Films Movies Essays] 1125 words
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Rise and Fall of the Jamestown Colony - Rise and Fall of the Jamestown Colony The English settlement of Jamestown, Virginia, was founded on May 14, 1607 by Captain Christopher Newport and his fleet of a hundred or so Englishmen. During the next nine decades, this settlement would begin as "a verie fit place for the erecting of a great cittie(Tyler, 33)", and develop into "nothing but Abundance of Brick Rubbish, and three or four good inhabited houses(Miers, 107)." Two major factors led to the gradual decay and destruction of Jamestown: (1) The profit-before-survival attitude of the English settlers, and (2) the persistence of the Indians of the area to drive the English from their native lands....   [tags: American America History]
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The Rise and Fall of Hitler - The Rise and Fall of Hitler Adolf Hitler did not come to power in the traditional revolutionary manner. He attempted to take control by force one time and failed. This landed him in prison. The second time Hitler was ready and by manipulation and lies he got himself elected to political office. By March 23, 1933 Hitler was dictator. The rise and sudden fall of Hitler had a sensational effect on people and nations around the world. Adolf Hitler was born on April 20, 1889 in Braunau, Austria....   [tags: Papers] 3102 words
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The Rise and Fall of Napster - The Rise and Fall of Napster It started as an accident. Shawn Fanning was just experimenting and thinking of an easier to go through a search engine for music. What was a simple idea turned out to be a phenomenon in the Internet world. The creation of Napster led to many problems and brought about new issues that involved the entertainment industry and piracy laws. Napster is a software where a compilation of all of its user’s files are held in a central unit and each user is able to use its search engine to look for a song from another person’s computer....   [tags: Downloading Music Computers Essays]
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The Rise and Fall of Newspapers - The Rise and Fall of Newspapers "Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers, or newspaper without a government. I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter."(Thomas Jefferson, 1787). Newspapers today are said to be crucial in the democratic process and preventing complete corruption throughout our society. They provide the public with information and facts that help them form their own opinions that are necessary for them to speak on issues facing the world....   [tags: Newspaper Industry ] 1152 words
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The Rise And Fall Of Enron - The Rise and Fall of Enron The objective of every company is to maximize profit, become a big player and remain viable. Enron was no exception the key players at the time were Kenneth Lay CEO, Jeffery Skilling who was hired by Lay in 1990 to head the Enron Finance Corporation and by 1997 Skilling was made President and Chief Operating Officer. Andrew Fastow, CFO who was the chief financial officer of Enron. Enron merged Houston Natural Gas in 1985 with another natural gas pipeline to create Enron....   [tags: Business Accounting Finance Scandal] 848 words
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The Rise And Fall Of Yukos - In 1993, YUKOS, an oil producer and supplier, was created by the Russian government by resolution. It quickly became a major economic force in Russia, supplying 20% of the country’s oil and 2% of the world’s oil supply. In an effort to re-structure the oil industry, the government created four independent companies to refine and distribute oil of which YUKOS was one of them. BY 1995, YUKOS was already having management problems and the government put 45% of the company’s shares up for auction. Shortly after, YUKOS became Russia’s first privately owned oil company....   [tags: Oil Industry] 835 words
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The Rise and Fall of Existentialism - The Rise and Fall of Existentialism     Existential literature often focuses on the personal journey towards existential awareness. Common themes in existential works, such as alienation and confrontation with death, often lead the "anti-hero" towards a climactic choice that defines whether they have reached true understanding. The themes within existential literature are reflected from the world at large, and the works themselves are a metaphor for a grander shift in Western philosophy.   Intellectualism in post-war Europe had a sort of existential realization of its own, paralleling the experiences of its literary figures....   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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Rise And Fall Of The Kkk - The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness" - Thomas Jefferson (Cultural Racism 1) This excerpt from the Declaration of independence specifically stated that all men are created equal, but that is contradiction to the governments decisions. The Ku Klux Klan founded in 1865 by William Nathan Bedford a former confederate general, began a campaign of terror against free blacks and their white supporters....   [tags: essays research papers] 1127 words
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The Rise and Fall of Animalism - The Rise and Fall of Animalism This longing for power is already evident in the first chapter. What is freedom. Freedom is when you have power over your self. The animals want this. "The work of teaching and organising fell naturally upon the pigs, who were generally recognised as being the cleverest of animals." Already the pigs have more power over the other animals. The animals believe the pigs are more intelligent so they think that the Pigs should teach and organise....   [tags: Papers] 795 words
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Healthsouth: The Rise and Fall - Running head: HEALTHSOUTH: THE RISE AND FALL HealthSouth: The Rise And Fall Abstract Richard Scrushy (Scrushy) had a vision and was driven by his leadership and entrepreneurial abilities. Scrushy was the mastermind and major creator of HealthSouth Corporation (HealthSouth). Scrushy served as chairman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the corporation for more than 20 years. A Biographical Sketch: Richard Scrushy and HealthSouth. Retrieved March 22, 2005, from the World Wide Web: http://www.richardscrushy.com/biography.aspx....   [tags: essays research papers] 1926 words
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The Rise and Fall of the Electric Car - E.B. White wrote in “Fro-Joy”, “everything in life is somewhere else, and you get there in a car”, which could not be any truer (White). The first minute and nineteen seconds of the film, Who Killed the Electric Car, reported that “two million new cars are sold in California each year” (Who). As a society, the means of transportation is everything. Buses and trains can be unreliable the only sure way of transporting yourself to point A to point B is with a car. In the United States the automobile addiction is rising, it is recorded that the “national average of 2.28 vehicles per household” (Study)....   [tags: Energy ]
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The Rise and Fall of The Roman Empire - Power. Dominance. Strategy. One of the greatest and most predominant empires ever built that controlled and reined over much of the entire continent of Europe is known as the Roman Empire. The Romans were beyond the most tactical and strategic army, and obtained the most authoritative military control throughout ancient history. The Roman Empire was not only a militia of brute force and authority, but their political systems also were amongst the most developed and functional governances. The Romans contained a civic virtue, which was the outline of core values of their Roman culture....   [tags: Power, Dominance, Strategy, Romans, Empire]
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The Rise and Fall of George McClellan - George B. McClellan is famous in history because of his involvement with the civil war. He was a powerful general who was hired, and fired by Abraham Lincoln. George was born on December 3rd in 1826, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was born the son of a prominent surgeon, and a caring mother. He was also the grandson of the Revolutionary War General, Samuel McClellan. He married the daughter of a powerful Pennsylvania family. They had 5 children, two girls and three boys. When George McClellan attended the University of Pennsylvania at age 13 in 1840, he was studying law....   [tags: Civil War, Biography, Biographical Essay] 699 words
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The Rise and Fall of Arthur Andersen - A month after the twin towers fell in New York City the nation's focus was shifted to the Enron scandal. Kenneth Lay and Jeffery Skilling were names in the press almost every day. Enron filed bankruptcy and thousands lost their jobs and pensions. Another company involved in the scandal was Arthur Andersen, an accounting firm; Enron was their client. Arthur Andersen continued to perform bad audits even after a warning from SEC. If Arthur Andersen employees had been ethical, after the warning, the Enron Scandal would not have had led to the conviction and dissolution of the Arthur Andersen accounting firm....   [tags: Case Study]
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The Rise and Fall of Country Music - Is country music still country music. Country music has roots unlike any other genre of American music. Country music was one of the most influential styles of music in the twentieth century. It had stars such as Hank Williams and Johnny Cash. These stars represented what the South felt. They understood shotgun weddings, not knowing where the next meal would come from, and fearing the wrath of God while simultaneously loving the sweet and instant satisfaction that sin brings. They took those pains and painted beautiful, harsh, and most importantly real portraits of life....   [tags: Music, Robert Johnson] 2579 words
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The Rise and Fall of Biston Betularia - The evolutionary changes that the peppered moth have undergone in order to evade predation in highly polluted areas has been arguably one of the most studied elements of Natural Selection within the last 200 years. This rapid cryptic patterning amongst Lepidoptera was originally observed in Manchester, England in 1848 where the first melanic phenotype was discovered. Since this time, the Lepidoptera’s interesting adaptation has been on the forefront of experimental studies. In fact, within his article, “Selection Experiments on Industrial Melanism in the Lepidoptera,” Dr....   [tags: evolution, moth, natural selection] 1410 words
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The Rise and Fall of Mikhail Gorbachev - ... Since the region depended on farming for both food and income, its residents suffered from famine, and many died of starvation. As a child, Gorbachev had a passion for learning. When he graduated from high school with a silver medal in 1950, his father persuaded him to continue on to university. Gorbachev’s academic record was stellar, and he was accepted into Moscow University, the premier school in the Soviet Union, without having to take the entrance exam. The university even provided him with free living accommodations at a nearby hostel....   [tags: russia, communist, nobel peace prize] 1401 words
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The Rise and Fall of the Ku Klux Klan in the 1920 - ... The Ku Klux Klan was very strict on enforcing the prohibition laws, to a point where they went out and violently attacked, destroyed houses, saloons, and anything valuable to those who had broken the prohibition laws. The KKK’s support for Prohibition represented the single most important bond between Klansman throughout the nation, since every member strongly believed alcohol poisoned the soul (Hanson). Since the KKK had openly supported prohibition and strictly enforced it, it had encouraged Americans with the same conservative views on the topic of prohibition to get involved ....   [tags: political, african americans, hatred] 1551 words
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