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Neil Armstrong - Neil Armstrong When Neil Armstrong was two years old he loved going to the Airport to watch the planes take off and land. He got so excited just watching. When he was five years old he pretended that he was hovering over his bed. He wanted to fly. He loved airplanes and at six years old he had his first airplane ride. He was so smart in school that they moved him from second grade into third grade because he was reading at a fifth grade level. Every airplane book he got his hands on he read. He always liked building model airplanes....   [tags: Moon Flying Armstrong Biography Essays] 691 words
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William Armstrong’s Novel, Sounder - Chapters 1-2 Summary William Armstrong’s novel, Sounder, takes place in the home of a Southern American sharecropper in the nineteenth century. In the beginning of the book, it describes an image of the father petting his dog, Sounder, in the pouch. The boy asks his father where he first got Sounder. The father explains how Sounder came to him along the road when he was a pup. The boy loves Sounder and thinks no other animal in the world can replace him. He thinks the most impressive thing about Sounder is its bark....   [tags: William Armstrong, Sounder] 1222 words
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The Leadership of Lance Armstrong - TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION 2 BIOGRAPHY 2 HEALTH PROBLEM 3 FOUNDATION 4 PHILOSOPHY-VISION-VALUES 5 E.I. COMPETENCIES 5 IMPACT 6 CONCLUSION 7 BIBLIOGRAPHY 7 INTRODUCTION A leader is a person who inspires. He brings the best out of his people and they, in turn, follow him in the realization of his goals. In other words, a true leader communicates his aspirations and creates a shared passion for a common objective. In order to be effective, a leader must first believe in his vision so as to be able to convey his thoughts to others and consequently convince them of the importance of his idea....   [tags: Lance Armstrong] 1873 words
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Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz - Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz Known as the King of Jazz, Louis “Stachmo” Armstrong was one of the most important figures in early jazz. He was said to have defined jazz music. Only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on jazz as Louis Armstrong. Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900 in New Orleans. He grew up singing on the streets of New Orleans at a young age and had a troubled childhood. At the age of twelve he was placed in the Waif’s Home For Boys for firing a gun into the air....   [tags: Louis Stachmo Armstrong Jazz Music Essays] 922 words
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Louis Armstrong - ... Armstrong’s musical career and consequently his foray into writing and composing music began in his adolescent years. Around age thirteen, Armstrong was still held at Waifs’ Home, however he was presented with opportunities to expand his musical talents by spreading his gifts throughout New Orleans. As a result, many people began to take interest in Armstrong’s musical ability, starting him on a musical career that would last nearly half a decade. Armstrong’s first big break came when he was given the opportunity to tour on a steamboat that traveled up and down the Mississippi River....   [tags: New Orleans, Jazz Music, Biography]
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Louis Armstrong - Q5. Armstrong’s contribution was also significant in regards of racial justice. His development of instrumental, vocal, and stylistic techniques partnered with his breathtaking talent open doors to the acceptance of white Americans. (Tanenhaus, 19) This was made evident when after Ford Motor Company made attempts to release Armstrong from The Edsel Show prior to their profligate TV laugh of their new automobile line for his public outburst and statements on race. Ford’s plans backfired when Armstrong remained on the show and played alongside of Rosemary Clooney, Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Frand Sinatra no more than a short month after the controversy....   [tags: Music, Jazz] 627 words
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Louis Armstrong - The Life and Music of Louis Armstrong Among the most popular and appreciated musicians of our time, Louis "Satchmo" Armostrong brought a musical presence, technical mastery, and imaginative genius that "so overwhelmed musicians of his day that he became their principle model, leaving an indelible imprint on the music" (Kernfield 27). When reviewing Armstrong's life work, his years with us can be divided into two aspects, his personal life and his music. While giving significant background of Armstrong's life, his paper will also introduce and explain the impact that he had on music and the world of jazz....   [tags: Biography] 1392 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong's Influential Career Louis Armstrong’s Influential Career Louis Armstrong was the most successful and talented jazz musician in history. His influence and expansive career continues to make waves in the jazz world. That is what made him become what he is to many today – a legend. Born on August 4, 1901, in the poorest section of New Orleans, Armstrong grew up with his grandparents due to his parents’ separation. On January 1, 1913 he made a mistake which turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to him....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was the most influential person in jazz's history. He contributed greatly to the growth of jazz and was able to play in a variety of ways. His amazing and interesting life came from his straight talent for the music. He deserved every bit of fame he got simply because he was an incredible musician. Louis Armstrong was born in 1900 and raised by a poor New Orleans family. At twelve he was sent to reform school for firing a gun in the air on New Year's Eve. There he learned to play the cornet, which was his introduction to music....   [tags: Papers] 446 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Louis Armstrong was born in New Orleans, Louisiana on August 4, 1901 to Mayanne and William Armstrong. His father abandoned his family during Louis' infancy. Louis spent the first years of his life with his grandmother, Josephine Armstrong. After age five, Louis moved back with his mother and his sister, "Mama Lucy." The family was forced to live in stark poverty. Louis got into some trouble when he was just 12 years old and was placed in the Waif's Home for Boys. It was there that he first received musical instruction and learned to play the coronet....   [tags: Papers] 844 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong I choose to discuss Louis Daniel Armstrong, one of America's most influential singers and trumpeter. He had a rough/rasping, trademark "gravelly" voice, which you can still recognize till this day. Armstrong was given the nickname "Satchmo" (which is short for "Satchelmouth" referring to the size of his mouth) on one of his first visit's to London. He had a rough childhood and had to start working at an early age to support his family. Singing on street corners for mere pennies, was just one of the numerous jobs he held, to survive....   [tags: Jazz, Dixieland, Music] 317 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Heroes are needed in the world to give people something to look up to, someone to be like. Louis Armstrong over came such adversities as poverty, a lack of good education, and racism to become one of the greatest jazz player not just of the 1920s but of the 20th century. Armstrong was one of the creators of Jazz and was one of the most popular entertainers from the 1920s. Starting out at a young age he never knew that one day he would be such a popular jazz player and also not knowing that one day he might even be called a hero....   [tags: Jazz Player Music Musician Biography Essays] 1182 words
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Louis Armstrong - When most of us here the word leader we think of a superior being. A person that is totally unlike any other. There have been many leaders in the past centuries. One that I found most significant was Louis Armstrong. He was a great musician in so many ways. He patented his own style of music that became known and loved all over the world. Louis Armstrong was born on August 4th 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana to Mayanne and William Armstrong. Louis had many great accomplishments throughout his life....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Neil Armstrong - Neil Armstrong Background Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio in the year 1930. His services as a pilot were called upon during the Korean War. Shortly after graduating from Purdue University in 1955, Armstrong joined the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, then known as the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics. At the time the functions of the N.A.C. were to plan, direct, and conduct all United States aeronautical and space activities, except for those that were primarily military....   [tags: essays research papers] 806 words
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Gillian Armstrong - The first reason I chose Gillian Armstrong for my research paper is because I admire her dedication and ambition to become a director even though it was a male-dominated job at the time. She is an extremely ambitious and independent woman that didn’t let anything get in her way of pursuing her goal to become a director. The second reason I picked Gillian Armstrong is because she is the director of Little Women, which has been an all-time favorite film of mine since I was little. Armstrong has explored several genres, including gangster, musical, and most frequently, period drama....   [tags: essays research papers] 1641 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong was one of the most popular musicians of his time. Upon initiating my research, I was surprised to find conflicting dates as to when he was born. Encarta Africa said he was born in 1901, 1001 things to know about African American history-1898, regular Encarta --1900, "Little Louis and the jazz band" by Angela Shelf Medearis says his date of birth is August 4, 1901. The book "Jazz Stars" by Richard Rennert states that Louis Armstrong was born in 1899, the book "Louis Armstrong" by Sam Tanenhaus says he was born on July 4, 1900....   [tags: Papers] 636 words
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Louis Armstrong - Louis Armstrong "He was born in the south at a time when a black boy could expect nothing but to grow up, work hard at the lowest jobs all his life, and hope somehow, somewhere manage to stay healthy and get a little out of life."(P.1 Collier) Get a little out of life Louis did, a pure genius he revolutionized America's first true form of art, jazz. Doing a paper on Louis Armstrong has been enjoyable to do and the information that is available on Armstrong is endless. So much that this paper is going to concentrate on Louis Childhood how he got involved with music and the early years of his music career with King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band and the recordings of the Hot 5's and Hot 7's....   [tags: Papers] 1531 words
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Lance Armstrong - Rough Draft: English Paper "Some things you can't win, though I don't like to admit it. I'm not used to losing much of anything, whether it's a race or a debate, but among things I've nearly lost are my life, my neck, and my good name, and I've gained a realization: a life of unbroken success is not only impossible, its probably not even good for you. Some losses are more tolerable than others, and some things are unrecoverable, and the echelons of loss change in crisis. It's surprising what you can let go of, depending on the circumstances....   [tags: Biography] 992 words
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Lance Armstrong - "Whoosh!" was the sound of the wind blowing into his face as he raced through the mountain's monstrous decent. As he raced through the Pyrenees, he thought about everything that had occurred in the past couple of years of his life. He felt his heart pounding as he pedaled through the dirt and rocks. Cycling is a tough sport that only certain athletes can endure. The long and painful climbs up a 2,000 foot hill are not the easiest things to do, but certain athletes have done well enough to call themselves champions of the sport....   [tags: Biographies Bio Biography] 1165 words
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Lance Armstrong and Overcoming Obstacles -     Pedaling strong through the Pyrenees Mountains at remarkable speed, Lance Armstrong approached the tenth stage of the Tour de France. Beginning at an elevation of thirty-three feet above sea level, Armstrong was in sixteenth position with five minutes and fifty-four seconds separating him and the leader. For many this would be an insurmountable amount of time to makeup, especially on a stage containing such a grueling and exhausting climb, but Armstrong saw it as an opportunity to put his great mountain-climbing skills to work (Stein 60)....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]
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Biography of Louis Armstrong - Missing Works Cited Louis Armstrong was born in one of the poorest sections in New Orleans, August 4, 1901. Louis a hard-working kid who helped his mother and sister by working every type of job there was, including going out on street corners at night to singing for coins. Slowly making money, Louis bought his first horn, a cornet. At age eleven Armstrong was sent to juvenile Jones Home for the colored waifs for firing a pistol on New Year’s Eve. While in jail Armstrong received his first formal music lesson from one of the friends he met their, he later played in Home’s brass band that was located in the same facility....   [tags: essays research papers] 1230 words
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The Louis Armstrong Discography - about the discography -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- SIDEMAN 1923-25 HOT 5 & 7 1925-28 STARDOM 1929-32 THE 30'S 1932-42 WAR YEARS 1942-46 ALL-STARS 1942-56 PURE GOLD 1956-63 TWILIGHT 1963-71 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Evolution of the All-Stars feedback credit where it's due other links to louis (c) 1999 scott johnson The Louis Armstrong Discography Most historians agree; when it comes to influential musicians in this century, one name stands above the rest....   [tags: essays research papers] 371 words
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The Career of Lance Armstrong - It’s a year since we bid farewell to a legend the ultimate cycling champion. He is a cyclist who has overcome all the challenges life has thrown his way and still continues to do so. Lance Armstrong known around the world for what he has achieved and overcome. Armstrong’s name has become synonymous with the unique yellow jersey of the punishing Tour De France. It is the life and story of a true legend. Armstrong is just a man like any one of us a man who had dreams as a child of becoming someone famous his dream was to win the tour de France at twenty –four he was well on his way to becoming a top cyclist then in October 1996 he was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer it seemed as if this time he was fighting a losing battle however Armstrong has possessed an epic sense of determination he dismissed the medical odds on that day his life changed forever this was a battle that would demand all hi energy this was a battle he was determined not to lose this determination helped him to develop into the world class cyclist he became he himself acknowledged the irony that “cancer was the best thing that ever happened to me’’ Just sixteen months after been discharged from hospital he entered the Tour De France the most grueling of all human endurance tests and won it in the fastest ever time who would have believed that a man on the verge of death would rise to become a champion of this stature Armstrong will admit even though he has won seven tour De France tittles his closet and most intense race was his one against cancer this race had the steepest hills, the sharpest turns and the slipperiest roads....   [tags: essays research papers] 518 words
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Colonel George Armstrong Custer - Colonel George Armstrong Custer The West's most famous battle pitted glory seeking Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer and his 7th Cavalry against 3,000 warriors under the leadership of Chief Sitting Bull. Sitting Bull had been told to report to the Sioux reservation by the end of January 1876. when he chose to stay on his land that had earlier been promised to him and his people in a treaty, the government, or mostly the War Department declared Sitting Bull and his people hostile and planned a large scale military advance....   [tags: Papers] 738 words
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General George Armstrong Custer - General George Armstrong Custer During the course of this Assessment I will be sceptically and analytically examining the role and background of General George Armstrong Custer during the Indian Conflict at the Battle of Little Bighorn, and during the Civil War. All sources of information or evidence used will be thoroughly examined in order to eliminate as much bias as possible. The essay has been written using subheadings for easier navigation and for clearer understanding of my findings....   [tags: Papers] 1720 words
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Islam, By Karen Armstrong - Islam is the world's fastest growing faith. It all began in 610 C.E. when the Prophet Muhammad received revelations of the Quran in Mecca. Islam's reputation of promoting a strict and controlling government, female oppression, civil war, and terrorism is not completely correct. Islam is a rich and complex religion that is often misunderstood in the modern world. There have been many obstacles that have been faced. Islam wouldn't exist today with its leaders, the Crusades, and their empires. The most important leader was, of course, Muhammad....   [tags: Islam Muslim Religion History] 735 words
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Louis Armstrong: From Childhood To Adulthood - Louis Armstrong: From Childhood to Adulthood When you think of Louis Armstrong you probably think of a jolly middle-aged man who can play the cornet like no one else, a man who had it all, a man who had the good life. Well, Louis was not always that lucky. From childhood to his adulthood, Louis Armstrong changed much as a person and a musician. He worked very hard to become what he became and did not let anything get in the way of becoming a musician. In this paper, you will read about how Louis Armstrong became one of the most influential people/musicians of his time....   [tags: essays research papers] 3932 words
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Motivation of Lance Armstrong and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs - Lance Armstrong Report All of the work, training, health, and passion that Lance Armstrong possesses is amazing. Every obstacle that he has faced, he has not only survived but has also used to improve his personal and professional life. In the Tour de France, the goal of every competitor is the same, to prove they are the best cyclist in the world. Armstrong has proven this seven consecutive times. Armstrong exemplifies Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs theory regarding one's motivation in life. The five needs discussed in this theory can be shown as a pyramid....   [tags: Psychology] 1005 words
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George Armstrong Custer: Respected General or Civil War Embarrassment? - ... The Battle of Waynesboro that took place in the spring of 1865 was a huge accomplishment for Custer and his men. Much of the enemies works were all captured. The works that the Union obtained from this battle included 11 guns, 200 wagons, 1600 prisoners, and 17 battle flags.(George A. Custer) The date March 13, 1865 would also have been important to George Custer because this was the day he was brevetted brigadier-general. Im sure he felt a great since of pride in this as anyone would. General Custer received his first flag of truce from the Army of Northern Virginia and was present at the surrender at Appomattox Court House....   [tags: US army, military genius, General Custer]
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Jazz Age - music alike ( Windfield 240). A lot of musicians were involved, from Louis Armstrong to Duke Ellington. The Jazz movement affected United States history and the future music industry in a variety of ways. Initially, the first jazz is said to have been played by funeral bands that wailed music full of soul and sadness as the followed horse drawn hearses down the streets of New Orleans. It was blues music though (Winfield 157). Many historians mark the start of the “Jazz Age” on November 12, 1917- the day the Department of the Navy closed a thirty-eight square-block neighborhood known as storyville in the city of New Orleans....   [tags: Music, Armstrong, Ellington] 1225 words
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Early Space Advacements - ... Project Mercury, Project Gemini, and Project Apollo were the first three human spaceflight programs of NASA. For Project Mercury, it’s first mission, Friendship 7, “...a flight that ushered in a new era of space travel…” (“Mercury Overview,” 2013), successfully carried Senator John Glenn into outer space. He was later known as the first American to orbit the Earth. Freedom 7, another Mercury mission, was the suborbital flight that successfully put the first American into space. Putting a man into space triumphantly gave America hope to catch up with the Soviets in terms of space advancements....   [tags: astronomy, neil armstrong]
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The Female Agency - ... When Roxana is trying to sell the Jewelers gems she states, “There was one kind Chance in this Affair, which indeed, was my Deliverance…” (Defoe, 115) She threw aside her morality and in doing this she gave herself power. She took the idea of the male structure society, which consist of depending on a male for all wealth and threw it out the window. She instead relied only on herself and her companion Amy to further herself socially and economically. In Richardson’s novel “Pamela or Virtue Reward” we have a much different type of protagonist, but we also get a much different view of the world that Pamela lives in through the letters she writers to her parents....   [tags: Nancy Armstrong, The Politics of Domesticating Cul] 1071 words
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Should Teammates of Performance Enhancing Drugs Users Have Any Right to Their Medals? - ... These can help to make the effect that no P.E.D.’s were used. Some types are narcotics, ACTH, cortisone and local anesthetics (Wikipedia). Now you may understand why these drugs are considered Performance Enhancing drugs. Each drug takes a different effect to help the athlete preform in a way that is better than their abilities. Some side affects for men who take anabolic steroids may be: developing breasts, having a decrease in sperm count, they may become infertile or become incompetent. Some of the effects on anabolic steroids for women are: growing excessive face and body hair, their voices may deepen, they may experience menstrual irregularities, reduced breast size, or have a masculinized female fetus....   [tags: Lance Armstrong, athlete, illegal substances]
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Values in Sports - ... "Crowd" motivation drives a teammate as far as self improvement does. As a result, team competition yields better performance than individual competition. A study conducted by the Fig. 1. This graph represents data found by the competition study (Cooke, Kavussanu, McIntyre, Ring 134). North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA) concluded similar results. The study involved sixty-four students (thirty two men and women) with an average age of twenty, attempting an “isometric endurance task” where they squeezed “a handgrip dynamometer continuously” (Cooke, Kavussanu, McIntyre, Ring 134)....   [tags: Doping, Lance Armstrong, Drug Scandals]
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Battle of little bighorn - ... Custer was an experienced combat veteran and a very successful officer who rose to the rank of Brevet Major General during the Civil War. He was also a very proud man, and had written a best-selling memoir which detailed his many exploits and triumphs during the Civil War and the subsequent Indian Wars. He controlled the 7th CAV during the Battle of Little Bighorn. (1) Also on the American side of the battle was BG Crooks, commander of the Department of the Platte; BG Terry, overall OIC of the operation; COL Gibbon, commander of the 2nd CAV; and MAJ Reno and CPT Benteen, both of the 7th CAV....   [tags: history, ltc george armstrong custer]
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One Giant Lie for Mankind: Was the Moon Landing a Hoax? - ... Now that NASA got its first man in space, they wanted to get one to the moon but even with “Mercury and Gemini project [being] very successful, the Moon still seemed a long way from Earth.” There was still the question of which way would NASA choose to go to the moon. NASA argued with each other over which method to the moon would be best: direct ascent, Earth Orbit Rendezvous, the Tanker Concept, or Lunar Orbit Rendezvous. Direct ascent was the simplest looking plan that was brought up, which was just to send a rocket from earth straight to the moon, land, and come back to Earth....   [tags: lunar surface, Neil Armstrong, American history]
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The Colonization of Space - ... Clearly the resources within space, even in near-Earth asteroids, are invaluable to industry in the modern world and should be harvested if possible. It also is clear that space exploration is not nearly as costly as it appears to be and with the possible profit margins people can easily increase their wealth. Finally it shows that space exploration is not significantly detrimental to the terrestrial environment and instead has the capability to save the little that is left. In order to obtain these resources and in order to send people into space for permanent settlements the technology must first be available to do so....   [tags: Neil Armstrong, solar sytem, Earth, galaxy]
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National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - ... The human exploration and operations department focuses on developing commercial space flight and human exploration that goes beyond the low orbit of Earth. Exploring our planet, solar system, and universe, as well as, bringing the benefits of exploration to society is the main purpose of NASA’s science department. The space technology branch of NASA researches and develops new technologies that can aid in its future missions, as well as, economically benefit the nation. These four branches of NASA continue to present society with new technologies that improve life....   [tags: Neil Armstrong, space technology, solar system]
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Analyzing the Relationship Between the Celebrity Endorser and Product in an Advertisement - Advertising is vital to the success of companies within society. Through advertisements, companies are able to keep the general public informed, and reminded of new products and services available to them. As a result, it allows businesses to prosper and grow. However, the strength and believability of advertisements is what draws the attention of consumers, and persuades them to indulge in the product. Therefore, this is a vital component of advertising. In this assignment the relationship between the celebrity endorser and product in a magazine advertisement will be analyzed....   [tags: Advertising] 988 words
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Louis, Duke, and Ella: Strong, Willing, and Fit - ... This shows how wide spread discrimination was in the 1920’s. After slavery was abolished, blacks could not be enslaved physically, so instead they were stifled socially. This different form of slavery was enforced by the Jim Crow system, which stated that “African Americans were relegated to the status of second class citizens” (Pilgrim). In short, these laws were put in place to ensure the two races stayed separate even after the abolishment of slavery. This made the success of black musicians like Armstrong and Ellington nearly impossible....   [tags: New Orleans, Jazz]
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happy - Only with his Tour de France title finally assured during the last leg on the cobblestoned Champs-Elys Dees, did Lance Armstrong celebrate by lifting a flute of champagne to a resounding "Cheers!' Overcoming crashes, illness, hard-charging rivals and plain old bad luck, the Texan won his hardest but sweetest Tour on Sunday -- a record-tying fifth straight that places him among the greatest cyclists ever. Unlike previous years, when he won by comfortable margins, the grueling 23-day, 2,125-mile clockwise trek around France pushed Armstrong to the limit....   [tags: essays research papers] 1002 words
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Jazz - Jazz Jazz is a type of music developed by black Americans about 1900 and possessing an identifiable history and describable stylistic evolution. It is rooted in the mingled musical traditions of American blacks. More black musicians saw jazz for the first time a profession. Since its beginnings jazz has branched out into so many styles that no single description fits all of them with total accuracy. Performers of jazz improvise within the conventions of their chosen style. Improvisation gave jazz a personalized, individualized, and distinct feel....   [tags: essays research papers] 1413 words
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The Influence of Jazz Around the World - Jazz music originated in the late 1800s in the southern area of the United States. Its’ specific birthplace is New Orleans, Louisiana. It was the first genre of music to adopt other genres of music and blend them together. When the topic of music is brought up, many artists often refer to New Orleans as being the Melting Pot of Sound. Genres that were adopted by jazz are opera, folk music, blues, a variety of church music, ragtime, and African drumming. All of those sounds merged together and became the face of jazz....   [tags: Music]
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Abraham Lincoln - ... They waited and waited and, when Armstrong demanded that Lincoln forfeit and pay up, Lincoln decided that, rather than lose $10, he would fight Armstrong himself. While Lincoln did have an advantage in both height and elongated arms, Armstrong had a lot more fighting experience under his belt and was the odds-on favorite. After the fight, Armstrong and the rest of the Boys decided to become best friends with Lincoln. That might seem crazy, but if your choices are "swallow your pride and play nice" or "constantly live in fear of the terrifying Stretch Armstrong Frankenstein," you'd probably choose the friend option, too....   [tags: Life, Biography] 1110 words
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ABCs of Black and Blue - “The ABC’s of ‘Black and Blue’” “Black and Blue” was one of Armstrong’s greatest hits, it is hard to believe that a remade song could rank so high on his greatest. Armstrong had a unique way of taking a song that had already been published and making into his own work of art. “Black and Blue” is a song that can have a few different meanings depending on the way you look at it. “Black and Blue” can be described as abstract, bruised, and colorful. Armstrong was the greatest artist of his time and he shows us this in the ways he could take songs, manipulate them and make them his own....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 1235 words
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Use of Performance Enhancing Drugs in Sport - ... They all got caught near the end of their careers. Even though Mlb has had a superior policy then the other sports they still have not given appropriate suspension. This justifies the issue of big time athletes getting big time money when they are cheating themselves and the game. Furthermore there needs to be off seaon drug testing and anonymous test are being taken. This is a significant issue in sports, lot of athletes take Peds in the offseason so they can recover from injury and when they train because they know they do....   [tags: Performance Enhancing Drugs]
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Muhammad, A Biography Of Prophet - Muhammad, A Biography Of Prophet A short history about the world's fastest growing religion and of the man, who seeded the plant of Islam himself, Muhammad (saw)....   [tags: Muhammad Biography Prophet] 968 words
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The Nature of Terrorism - Given the growing global threats of terrorism, it is significant that an understanding of the history, nature and mechanism-premises under which terror operates is obtained. This is significant as it would shape the perspective of policy makers when addressing issues of this nature. Terrorism, as it is understood is the action of none-state weak actors, individual or groups, who for some reasons feels suppressed, marginalized and, or denied what they may view as the basic human right. All terrorism has political objectives, even though the perpetrators may use religious relics to appeal to a wider existing audience, and invoke a response through violent act to prove or propagate their point....   [tags: Terrorism]
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The Jazz Age - ... This phrase was made popular by Earnest Hemingway. The young men coming back from the war struggled to adjust to life back in America. Many felt disconnected. They felt that the old conventions and lifestyle were becoming increasingly irrelevant. In the desire to be different the youth became increasingly rebellious. Many challenged or even rejected the accepted values of the time. Parents were shocked by the rebellious lifestyles of the youth who had begun to drink, smoke, curse and do other immoral activities....   [tags: music, industry]
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ur face - The short story “The Scarlet Ibis”, by James Hurst was about a boy named William Armstrong, and his brother. William Armstrong was crippled when he was born and he cannot walk. His brother than calls him doodle, because that name would fit him better. But as Doodle got older, and every time his brother has to go somewhere, he would have to take doodle with him too. His brother got annoyed so he taught doodle how to walk. Doodle’s brother didn’t teach doodle how to walk because he felt sorry for him, but because of his reputation....   [tags: essays research papers] 380 words
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Steroids are Ruining Sports in the United States - ... The most recent player that was caught was Alex Rodriguez, also known as A-Rod. He was suspended for the rest of the 2013 season. The MLB sports body seems very serious about this rule and are willing to punish every player who is caught using steroids or any other performance enhancing drug. Other professional sports need to learn from this and start doing it, too. There are always a few athletes in every sport that are using this drug. “What’s the Fuss?” Hayes states that, Act 215 says that possession or use of any banned drug is not permitted and the student can be punished along with the same line of punishment for tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs....   [tags: Enhancing Drugs, Athletic Performance]
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Why Individuals' Perceptions Change - ... Daniel Gilbert supports Armstrong’s claim by saying “it is only when we cannot change the experience that we look for ways to change our view of the experience” (Gilbert 141). At some point in each person’s life they are faced with a difficult situation but how they view that situation determines the effect the situation will have on them. Different experiences that we as individuals experience can cause us to change for the better which is exemplified when Gilbert discusses how “when the experience we are having is not the experience we want to be having, our first reaction is to go out and have a different one” (141)....   [tags: Causes, World, Imagination]
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Conduct Books in the 18th Century - Conduct Books in the 18th Century Throughout history, conduct books have played an integral part in defining what cultures believed were acceptable and desirable behaviors, as well as representing the ideal person. In the introduction to The Ideology of Conduct, Nancy Armstrong and Leonard Tennenhouse attempt to show how literature and conduct books have been important in relaying these messages and shaping a history of sexuality through the ages. They also point out the interesting fact that these books of conduct have been aimed more at women and far "surpassed in quantity and variety" (Armstrong and Tennenhouse 4) similar types of literature for men....   [tags: Literature] 1336 words
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Achievement: Just the Rich and Famous? - In life it is important for one to have goals and standards. Without these, our potential cannot be reached. Bill Gates is one of the most richest people in the world. He is one of the most successful people in the world from achieving. Achievement is important in everyday life because it helps us throughout life, determining our future. According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, achievement is defined as something that is accomplished successfully (Merriam-Webster the Online Dictionary)....   [tags: Achievement, fame, ]
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Themes From Chapter One of "A History of God" - I chose to elaborate on two of Karen Armstrong’s themes from the first chapter of A History of God as I felt they were both very strong ideas. The first explains how cultural differences between North Africa and Europe during the Romantic Period affected white society’s failure to realize that Islam indeed worshipped the same deity. The second explains how Delacroix’s audience desired the imagery in the painting because people were, during this time, losing their concept of God. Armstrong explains the three forms God takes throughout the three monotheistic religions....   [tags: Religion] 895 words
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The Politicization of Intelligence History - According to Donavan (1986) policy looks to intelligence for a logic of evidence, and analysis, looks for policy to serve. Despite the common goal of advancing national security interest, the relations between producers and consumers of intelligence assessments are not naturally harmonious. According to The Politicization of Intelligence History (2006), there are fewer accusations which carry more weight within the intelligence community than claims that the analysis and reporting of intelligence have been influenced by political considerations....   [tags: National Intelligence]
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Body Art - The number of people getting tattoos seems to be on the rise. According to the most recent Harris Poll, conducted in the summer of 2007, approximately 40% of Americans ages 25-40 have at least one tattoo, as compared to 3% 20 years ago (Hawkes, Senn, & Thorn, 2004). The increased popularity of the tattoo is apparent if you compare those findings to the 1936 Life magazine estimate that 10 million Americans, or approximately 6% of the population, had a tattoo (Swan, 2011). According to Kang and Jones (2007), tattooing is especially popular among teenagers and college students....   [tags: Social Issues, Tattooing] 884 words
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How The Brain Works - Current research shows that mental events cause physical events, and scientists believe examining single nerves is the key to understanding how the brain works as a complete unit. Understanding the brain at the nerve cell level will allow scientists to understand how human consciousness works (Blakeslee, 1992). Furthermore, the brain's thalamus is identified as the possible sensory connector because it fires 40 impulses per second that sweep through the entire brain (Blakeslee, 1995a). These findings are a serious implication to Dualism because it states the mind is not physical....   [tags: Anatomy, Nervous System] 1321 words
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HR Generalist vs HR Specialist - ... 195, 2005) Generalists and specialist alike can receive professional certification. "A professional certification indicates that an individual has met requirements established by a national certifying body for that profession." (Bogardus, p. 8, 2004) Usually a generalist will have a broader range of disciplines that spans over multiple areas. “...generalist professionals whose work encompasses multiple areas of human resource responsibilities." (Bogardus, p. 8, 2004) HR Generalists typically work with specialists to achieve the desired end result....   [tags: business strategy, planning, management]
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Performance Enhancing Drugs Should Be Banned in Professional Sports - ... 4). In 1988, the Anti-Drug Act banned all anabolic-androgen steroids from use (“Steroids” par. 3). Anabolic means muscle building, while androgen refers to the male sexual characteristics. Steroids boost testosterone, which helps delayed puberty speed up. The muscle building factor would help treat many various cancers and AIDS. Steroids may affect the user, and the users body in many different ways. Steroids can have short term affects and even more deadly long term affects. Short term affects are things such as sexual and reproductive disorders, baldness, and severe acne....   [tags: steroids, roids, juice, hype]
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And Then there were none. - Two policeman, Sir Thomas Legge and Inspector Maine, discuss the perplexing Indian Island case. They have reconstructed much of what happened on Indian Island from diaries kept by various guests. It is clear to them that the murderer was not Blore, Lombard, or Vera. When they arrived, the police found the chair Vera kicked away to hang herself mysteriously set upright against the wall. We learn that Isaac Morris, who hired Lombard and Blore and bought the island in the name of U. N. Owen, died of an apparent sleeping-pill overdose the night the guests arrived on the island....   [tags: essays research papers] 1611 words
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celebrities - There are many people who believe that celebrities only think about themselves and that they aren’t concerned with anyone else’s problems. To me a Hero is some one that you can look to and who inspirers you to be a better person. A celebrity is someone who gets paid a lot of money to pretend to be a hero. There are many problems that face America today such as hunger, poverty and most importantly War. Contrary to popular belief there are several celebrities who are concerned and that donate millions of dollars to charities and there are some who run their own charities....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Health: A Social Phenomenon - Introduction With movements made by the governments and medical professionals of developed countries “in the interests of” giving patients more choice, the definition of “healthy,” especially in contemporary society, has become subjective (Freemantle and Hill 2002, Armstrong 1995, Bury 2008, Van Krieken et al. 2006: 379-380). Variations in interpretation appear between groups divided along socio-political, demographical lines, or even between individuals themselves (Freemantle and Hill 2002: 864, Heath 2005: 954, Blaxter 2000:44, Van Krieken et al....   [tags: Health Care]
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Conspiracy Theories: Moon Landing - Conspiracy theories have been around since the beginning of time. When NASA sent the first landed on the moon, there are people who believed that NASA faked the moon landings. Men, such as Bill Kaysing, the Flat Earth Society, and Davie Groves, and Bart Sibrel, have written books, delivered lectures, and made videos about why they believed NASA faked the moon landings. Based on their observations which include no stars in their pictures, NASA's drive to beat the Russians to the moon, and a way to distract people from the Vietnam war, the group believes that the moon landings were faked....   [tags: U.S. History]
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e-books - The library and information centres have undertaken collection management of printed books and now challenges in developing collection of electronic resources (e-resources) are waiting. Electronic books (e-books) consist of printed books being digitized or born digitally, the starting rise of new electronic formats. The increase number of e-books especially in UK also brings challenges to the publishers and aggregators, the importance in managing and promoting “e-books as the new electronic medium” (Armstrong and Lonsdale 2005)....   [tags: Library Science, Myilibrary, Netlibrary] 1586 words
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The Benefits of Human Resource Investment - Organisations around the world have for years invested a great deal of their resources on employee training and development. Snell and Bohlander in their book (2006: 150) refer to the training magazine ongoing industry report (2004) asserts that in 2004, U.S. businesses spent more than $50 billion in training and development of their staff. According to Michael Armstrong (1993: 508), “training is the systematic development of knowledge, skills and attitudes by an individual to perform adequately a given task or a job”....   [tags: Business Management]
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Cricket In Australia In The 1920s - Cricket is a game now played all over the world. Back in the 1920s there were two main teams, Australia and England. The Ashes are a series of cricket test matches between Australia and England. The first Ashes test ever played was on March 15th 1877 in Australia. Since then Ashes tests between Australia and England have flourished numbering a series approximately every three years. The overall Ashes results are in favor of Australia, while since 1989 the Ashes series have all been won by Australia....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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