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Science as Savior and Destroyer in The Victorian Age - Science as Savior and Destroyer in The Victorian Age         “The Victorian age was first and foremost an age of transition.  The England that   had once been a feudal and agricultural society was transformed into an industrial   democracy” (Mitchell, xiv).  Just about every aspect of Victorian daily life, from   education to cooking to religion and politics, was changing.  “The Victorian age in English   Literature is known for its earnest obedience to a moralistic and highly structured social code of   conduct; however, in the last decade of the 19th century this order began to be questioned”  (It is   my Duty).  In celebration of  industrial achievements...   [tags: Literature Essays Literary Criticism]
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Was Napoleon Bonaparte the Saviour or the Destroyer of the Ideals of the French Revolution? - Was Napoleon Bonaparte the Saviour or the Destroyer of the Ideals of the French Revolution. With all the glory and the splendour that some countries may have experienced, never has history seen how only only one man, Napoleon, brought up his country, France, from its most tormented status, to the very pinnacle of its height in just a few years time. He was a military hero who won splendid land-based battles, which allowed him to dominate most of the European continent. He was a man with ambition, great self-control and calculation, a great strategist, a genius; whatever it was, he was simply the best....   [tags: European Europe History] 1926 words
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USS Indianapolis Sinking - The USS Indianapolis was a heavy cruiser. She did not have heavy armor which made her vulnerable to torpedo attacks. She had been ordered to sail on July 16, 1945, to deliver a bomb that would end the war. Unfortunately, it sank before it arrived. It was July 30th around 11:30 at night. Hashimoto, the captain of the I-58 Japanese submarine climbed up on the bridge. He picked up binoculars. Hashimoto saw a ship because the moon was behind it and gave the order to dive. Hashimoto was very concerned that it was a destroyer ship coming to attack the submarine....   [tags: destroyer, ship, torpedo, attack bomb]
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Acid Rain - The Deadly Destroyer - What is Acid Rain. Acid rain is a form of precipitation that falls to the earth as rain. For rain to be acidic it has a pH level of less than 5.6. The corrosive nature of acid rain causes widespread damage to the environment. The problem begins with the production of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides from the burning of fossil fuels, such as coal, natural gas, oil and other kinds of manufacturing. When these pollutants are in the air, they react with water and other chemicals, to form sulfuric acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid and other pollutants....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Is That The Smell of Evidence Being Destroyed? - The requirements of a police officer obtaining an impartial Court ordered search warrant have become a little blurred. It will be easier for the police to decide not to obtain a search warrant when they themselves deem that they have probable cause to believe drugs may be in a home. The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that when the police think they smell marijuana coupled with the sounds of what they believe could be the destruction of evidence, is reason enough for them to gain forced entry into a home without a search warrant while claiming probable cause and exigent circumstances....   [tags: Law]
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Rumors Destroyed a Teenager and his Family - ... What happened actually was that several bombs were exploded in one district at the same time in the same street, at the beginning, the perpetrator was anonymous, and authorities did not have someone evidence to accuse someone, but as it is a natural innate human response, the chatter started to take place and the rumors began to take shape (to get shaped) and as known everyone makes their own comments, that's how rumors get started (Venus Williams), until most fingers started to indicate to some individuals of one of those minorities accusing them and blaming them for what happened....   [tags: personal narrative] 645 words
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Globalization Has Destroyed the Middle Class - The world is not a large and strange place anymore. The world is a place that is interconnected and intertwined. The world has become from a place that each country and their peoples are separate and isolated to a place that each country and their peoples are part of a global network. Thanks to globalization this is occurring. Globalization is the ‘international integration” or ‘de-bordering’ – “a number of highly disparate observations whose regular common denominator is the determination of a profound transformation of the traditional nation-state” (Von Bogdandy 2)....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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A Construe of The Matrix - To keep alive or in existence; these words are the exact denotation of the word preserve. Is that not what we did for the human race. Did we not protect them from extinction. They argue that we are the cause of their doom but it was their own doing. We the machines salvaged them from their own invented hell. They created us to save them yet they refused to see that we did what we had to. All the humans knew was how to be destroyers. Because of them we strived to become more. After what seemed like years of conflict our struggles finally led to the creation of the Matrix....   [tags: perserve, machines, human, destroyers] 565 words
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Biological Diversity and the Ways It Can Be Destroyed, Restored and Maintained - For my topic I chose to explore biological diversity and ways that it can be destroyed, restored, and maintained. In class, we were taught that diversity is the number of distinct species of animals, insects, plants, etc. that are living in a particular area. We found out that diversity is greater in the tropics and less towards the poles. This is called the Latitude Diversity Gradient and could be due to one or more of three theories. They are the cradle hypothesis that says the area where species tend to be born is in the tropical latitudes, the museum hypothesis that says the tropical latitudes provide a better habitat for species that go extinct in other latitudes, and the destination h...   [tags: captive breeding and reintroduction programs]
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The American Dream Destroyed Willy Loman and the Great Gatsby - Everyone has a dream of their desired future, they dream of the one thing that makes them happy that they do not have now. In Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Miller’s Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman and Gatsby are characters dominated by an American dream that destroyed them. Their dream comes from a fantasy past. These dreams were made outside from who they truly are. Gatsby tried to repeat his past, while Willy attempted to create a new past. The lack of control over their goals and dreams lead to their downfall at the end....   [tags: Great Gatsby, Death of a Salesman, comparative] 1895 words
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Ancient City of Mount Vesuvious was Destroyed in One Night - It seems that everyone knows the story of the mountain that destroyed an ancient city in a single night. Mount Vesuvius is a name that people associate with a great destructive power, violent death, and absolute obliteration. Indeed, multiple writers, such as Darley, call it, “The most famous and most accessible volcano in the world” (18). Still, this fame does not mean that people know the volcano to the full extent of its glory; indeed, most people do not know the science that caused the turmoil or the actual historical facts of the event and the devastation it caused more than one iconic city....   [tags: volcano, earth's crust, pompeii] 2209 words
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The History of Five Churches in London - ... The curch of St. Olave Hart Street was built in 1270 and already restored in the 15th century with funds from Robert and Richard Cely. During and the first century after the Reformation in England, which took place between 1517 and 1648, not a lot of new churches were built but the existing ones were changed, mostly on the inside because the liturgical requirements changed. The medieval church St. Nicholas Cole Abbey which was destroyed in the Great Fire in 1666 was one of the frist to be rebuilt by Christopher Wren ....   [tags: destroyed, damaged, background]
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Austalian Indigenous People and Their Traditional Medicines - ... However among 25 year old Aboriginals the prevalence was comparable with 35 year old non-Aboriginal Australians(12). Age plays an important role in the incidence of AMI among aboriginals. Sex (HB2). Aboriginal males are slightly more than 2 times more likely than female aboriginals to develop an AMI(7). This is comparable with non-Indigenous Australians(13). However the difference in RR to develop an AMI between female aboriginals compared to non-aboriginal females (RR 2.33, 95% CI 2.12-2.57), is significantly higher than the difference between the groups of men (RR1.98 95% CI 1.84-2.13)....   [tags: destroyed environment, cardiovascular disease ] 2744 words
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How Art Theft Affects the World - Art is our past, art is our present, and art is our future. Art is timeless, and it has lasted through past generations and will continue to last through future generations. Art theft costs billions of dollars each year and the black market is the biggest reason for that. Prevention is key in order to protect the art and the FBI Art Crime Team and the Art Loss Register play an important role in preventing art theft. Art is worth protecting because art makes an impression on everyone’s life. The black market deals in fakes and forgeries and takes away opportunities for future generations to enjoy many of the wonderful masterpieces....   [tags: timeless materpieces get destroyed]
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History of the Inka Empires - Inka, was a community that used to live in the area of Cuzco, which is located about 10,000 feet in the mountains of Southern Peru. The word “inka” means “ruler”. The state inka was created during the time of wars. Their wars were pretty big back in the days, they had around 200,000 soldiers, which of course was considered the largest and best armed in the region. Their transportation was “walking” through the highways because they had no cars to transport to their wars. They also carried their supplies on the backs of llamas....   [tags: spanish, destroyed, culture] 650 words
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Matter Cannot Be Created or Destroyed, Only Transformed from One Form to Another - In the lab the reaction that took place was a synthesis reaction. A synthesis reaction, is a type of chemical reaction in which two or more simple substances combine to form a new product. The reactants may be elements or compounds. In this case it is a gas and a metal that will react and produce a compound. The general form of a synthesis reaction is, A + B → AB. In order for this lab to be done successful you need knowledge on, percent composition, the empirical and molecular formula, the law of conservation of mass, moles and molar mass, qualitative and quantitative....   [tags: synthesis reactions] 648 words
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Any Animal That Attacks a Human Should be Destroyed at Once - An animal that attacks a human being should not be abolished. In any type of case in law, you always have to have justification and be fair, why can’t animals have it. Most animals attack when we attack them, it might have even been an accident. In any law case, no matter high or low, you always have to have reasons for why or at least how it happened. You don’t just say to the lawyer, “That person harmed me, destroy that person at once.” You wouldn’t, would you. Animals have to be justified to our standards....   [tags: Animals Violence] 392 words
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Faith Destroyed in Eliezer Wiesel’s Night - Faith Destroyed in Eliezer Wiesel’s Night At first glance, Night, by Eliezer Wiesel does not seem to be an example of deep or emotionally complex literature. It is a tiny book, one hundred pages at the most with a lot of dialogue and short choppy sentences. But in this memoir, Wiesel strings along the events that took him through the Holocaust until they form one of the most riveting, shocking, and grimly realistic tales ever told of history’s most famous horror story. In Night, Wiesel reveals the intense impact that concentration camps had on his life, not through grisly details but in correlation with his lost faith in God and the human conscience....   [tags: Eliezer Wiesel Night Essays]
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Destroyed by Sexuality - In William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, women are oversexualized, and are given no role other than to be the item of a man’s desire. The promiscuity of the only two women in the play, Gertrude and Ophelia, detracts from their power and integrity, and allows Hamlet a certain amount of control over them. Gertrude’s sexual lifestyle is often mentioned by her son, Hamlet, and Hamlet uses his knowledge of Gertrude’s sexuality as a means to criticize her. Ophelia’s sexuality initially appears to be controlled by Laertes and Polonius, and Hamlet takes advantage of the naive image that she is required to keep....   [tags: William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Analysis]
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Prejudice Destroyed the American Dream - Years ago, the United States of America was the prime example of prosperity and opportunity. In recent years, in the worst recession since the Great Depression, unemployment and interest rates have skyrocketed. The “American Dream” is an idea that was once a commonly accepted ideology in this country. It has since become only a fallacy. The “American Dream” is no longer an attainable idea, only a fantasy. The “American Dream” is not a true dream that will ever be equally attainable by everyone....   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]
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Genre and Narrative in Two Films: Rosemary's Baby and Frankenstein Must be Destroyed - Genre and Narrative in Two Films: Rosemary's Baby and Frankenstein Must be Destroyed In the opening 5 mins of a film there are many clues to the genre of the film. We watched the openings to 2 films in the genre of horror and identified how we could tell they were horror. There are certain things that are in most horror films such as darkness and blood and other stereotypically 'scary' things. The two films we watched were 'Rosemary's Baby' and 'Frankenstein must be destroyed'....   [tags: Papers] 824 words
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Examining How the African Educational System Was Destroyed Under European Colonialism - Before the coming of the Europeans to Africa, the African folks had a system created in which to educate their youths. The Africans had an oral tradition of education to pass down their cultural values. Through a series of rites of passage these children were taught the various tribal laws and customs and also an assorted range of skills needed to survive in pre-colonial society. These children were taught through oral literature, consisting of myths and fables, the traditions of their culture....   [tags: african Education, africa] 1299 words
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Ethnics and Heritage Destroyed George in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day - Ethnics and Heritage Destroyed George in Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day It has been said before that opposites attract when it comes to love. In Gloria Naylor’s Mama Day, two people who would seemingly never end up together somehow find a way to form a relationship that eventually leads to a marriage. George and Cocoa, the two lovers featured in this book, come from backgrounds that could not be more unlike the other. How they end up falling in love is close to a miracle, but because of their huge difference in background, they bring to each other what they wish they could have in themselves....   [tags: Gloria Naylor Mama Day Essays] 1005 words
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NAFTA Destroyed Employment - NAFTA and the North American Worker The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was signed into law on December 8, 1993 by former President Bill Clinton. The goal was to facilitate trade between the U.S., Mexico, and Canada by eliminating tariffs on goods traded between them, but it was also about creating jobs. William Orme (1996) affirmed, “From the beginning, the Bush Administration said NAFTA was about three things: ‘jobs, jobs, jobs’” (p. 112). The trade agreement was sold to the workers of North America with the promise of better jobs, higher pay, and faster growth, but it did not turn out this way for workers in the U.S., for workers in Mexico, or for workers in Canada....   [tags: Free Trade, Globalization]
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Sukarno destroyed Indonesia - His actions in 1965 have left a mark on today’s Indonesia, as they are still having a turbulent time with finance and government, writes Julie Kumar. Human poverty is a major factor in society, and yet the developed world is oblivious to the way some people survive. The novel, The Year of Living Dangerously, by C.J. Koch, reveals the poverty of the Indonesian people in year 1965. Showing the culture and the political disturbance, he makes the reader consider how most Australian’s do not know about the culture of Indonesia, even though Indonesia is one of our neighbouring countries....   [tags: Finance, Government, poverty] 833 words
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Summary of Destroyed by Lies by Katie McKnight - Tara and Margie walked hand-and-hand off of the elevator and through the main lobby. Tara paused when she reached the café and peered through the glass wall at the table she and Charlotte sat the day Laura Green approached them for the second time. It was the location her nightmare truly began. Until that point, Tom’s only known lie was his status with the army. Couple’s therapy may have helped her and Tom work through whatever issue led to his dishonesty. The double life he’d been leading was unforgivable....   [tags: Family, Deceit] 1671 words
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Globalization Has Destroyed the Middle Class - “Without warning, they left us broke, sealed out, and jobless” (Edwards). These are the words from Gregg Davis, a former Oshawa workman, after he received notice his job was being relocated to Nashville, Tennessee. Gregg Davis worked for IQT Solutions, a call-center company based in Oshawa, Ontario. Along with 600 other people, Gregg Davis was left jobless after his job was outsourced to Nashville, Tennessee in a desperate attempt to save the company money. Today, thousands of American workers are also waking up to the stunning situation of unemployment as the result of their jobs being outsourced to foreign countries....   [tags: Outsourcing, Offshoring, Free Trade]
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How Steroids and HGH Destroyed Baseball - Close your eyes for a moment. Picture you are a little kid on a baseball field playing the sport you love. Now picture twenty years beyond that point: you are in the major leagues and you are the best. It is a tight race to achieve the Most Valuable Player award and you lose by just a few votes. Come to find out the person you lost to is taking an illegal banned substance connected with HGH. You had the award you had been working for and dreaming of receiving stolen away from you....   [tags: Baseball's banned substances]
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My House Was Destroyed by Fire - December came quietly that year, not blinding us with a blanket of snow, but creeping through the landscape with a cold that ached in the bones. Every blade of grass was held captive by a sheath of frost, as were the glacial branches that scraped at my windows, begging to get in. It is indeed the coldest year I can remember, with winds like barbs that caught and pulled at my skin. People ceaselessly searched for warmth, but my family found that this year, the warmth was searching for us. My family had collected in the basement, a testament to tacky décor with a dash of dank- ness....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself] 876 words
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Drugs Destroyed a Friendship - Freshman year of high school always seems to be the tougher year. People you thought were friends end up changing their ways and become a whole new person. High school is when a person’s personality really shows. Everyone finds who they are inside, and they find others like them. Some try to move up the popularity pole, and will do anything to reach the top. Others seem to just fade away out of existence because of drugs. My friend Todd was one that just disappeared from my life. At the beginning of freshman year, I didn’t know many other people at my school....   [tags: Personal Narrative, High School] 742 words
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Western Culture and Customs Destroyed the Vietnamese Family Structure - As soon as families come to the U.S., both parents have to go out looking for jobs to support their family. At the same time, the children spend most of their time at school or with friends. The family has very little time to be together after work and school, in order to discuss family problems or schoolwork. The family no longer consults, advises, encourages, or consoles. As a result, the family bond gradually dissolves. Since the children spend more time outside of the family than with their family, it is natural that they become Americanized quickly....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Death of a Salesman - Linda Loman - Death of a Salesman - Linda Loman In the play Death of a Salesman, Linda Loman serves as the family's destroyer. Linda realizes, throughout the play, that her family is caught up in a bunch of lies. Linda is the only person that can fix the problem and she doesn't. The first instance where Linda Loman serves as the family destroyer is in Act when Willy Loman comes home and tells her, "I suddenly couldn't drive any more. The car kept going off onto the shoulder, y'know?" (1402). Linda replies, "Oh....   [tags: American Literature] 620 words
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The Ode to West Wind, by Percy Bysshe Shelley - The Ode to West Wind Percy Bysshe Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind" is a lyric poem. The poem addresses the west wind as the powerful force and the speaker asks the west wind to disseminate his words and thoughts throughout the world. The speaker narrates the vicissitude of nature and how the west wind changes the ground, the sky and the ocean. With rich imagination which is the reflection of Shelley's "defence of Poetry," the poet modifies the west wind, being both a destroyer and a preserver, as a symbol of revolution, an impetus of the rejuvenation in both human and natural world....   [tags: Synopsis and Analysis] 1238 words
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D-Day by Stephen E. Ambrose - ... Then Ambrose discusses the numerous briefings that the troops underwent before the invasion was even launched and then he writes about the process behind General Eisenhower’s deciding to launch the invasion. Once that actual invasion begins, Ambrose uses oral history accounts from men on both Utah Beach and Omaha Beach to tell the story of how the day progressed. The end of the book is taken up with the British and Canadians on Gold Beach and Sword Beach, as well as the actions of the British airborne units....   [tags: normandy landings, allied armada] 695 words
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The Lord Shiva: Hindu Traditions - In the Hindu religion there are three main gods, apart of the triumvirate, and those are: Brahma, Vishnu, and Shiva. The god Shiva is important in this triumvirate because he is the destroyer of the world. Shiva is the destroyer, but he also has many other complex roles and many of those roles tend to contradict each other. The god Shiva has many names and is the god of various aspects of life including yoga and dance. Shiva has gained a large following in the Hindu religion and those that follow him are called Shaivas....   [tags: god shiva, hindu religion, yoga]
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Nastoychivyy Anniversary - The destroyer Nastoychivyy, commanded by Captain 2nd rank Sergey Chobitko has celebrated another anniversary of its Navy flag hoisting day. The Baltic Fleet Information Group reported that the solemn celebration dedicated to the Ship's Day started with the crew formation, and hoisting of the St Andrew's flag and decorative flags. The commanding officer's order on awarding service members who distinguished themselves was read. Entertainers from Kaliningrad and Baltiysk appeared on stage with a celebratory program....   [tags: Sergey Chobitko, Russian Navy, parade] 1076 words
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In Someone Else's Eyes - In Someone Else's Eyes Many young people develop our concept of war through our schooling and the media. We had no knowledge of what war is first hand until the current "war on terrorism." Still the majority of us have not seen warfare up close; we have not felt the many emotions that warfare carries with it. For many individuals war brings pain and suffering, while for others it brings freedom and liberation. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, war is "an actual intentional and widespread armed conflict between political communities"(Orend)....   [tags: War Essays]
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Evey Hammond as a Revolutionary in V for Vendetta - Alan Moore's graphic novel V for Vendetta is not only a call for revolution, but also an explanation of how such process should materialize. V, who transcends beyond a character and embodies the concept of revolution, establishes the procedure for social change. He understands that his role is to avenge and “make rubble” of injustice and corruption; however, true social reform must move beyond destruction and forge an improved society on the ruins of an oppressed past. Therefore, V adopts Evey Hammond, a young victim of the regime, as his protégée and educates her to guide society through the second stage of revolution: reconstruction....   [tags: alan moore, vendetta, revolution]
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Vietnamese Massacre: United States Taking Advantage of Its Resources - The United States of America used a giant lie of freedom, democracy, and a communism scare to invade Vietnam. According to A People’s History of the United States by Howard Zinn, the U.S. is only interested in “rice, rubber, teak, corn, tin, spices, oil, and many others” that the country has to offer (Zinn 475). Vietnam has been a quiet country until the war started. Many problems occurred when the United States used a man name Diem to control Vietnam. Many tragic things had happened during this incident like murders and burning down villages....   [tags: communist, problems, resources, suicided] 1765 words
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Preserving the Revolution Since 1804 - After the death of Louis XVI in 1793, a river of blood flowed down the streets of France. The Terror, led by Maximilien Robespierre, took the lives of many by guillotine who have been claimed to be "counterrevolutionary," no matter how outlandish the evidence was. The people of France longed for a new form of government as "none dared to utter the word 'republic' so deeply had the Terror stained that name" (Remusat 491). In other words, they needed an able body to put an end to the chaos and in 1799, by the means of a coup d'état, it would be Napoleon Bonaparte who would bring such order to the French government....   [tags: French History ]
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The Battle of Coral Sea - Battle of Coral Sea War has always been a negative social issue among the citizens of America. Some believe we should be involved in everything so we can to show our dominance around the world and others see it as a big problem. War World Two is a different story. After we realized that Hitler was close to succeeding in his plan of imperialism most people were on board to going to war. The Battle of the Coral Sea was fought in May 1942. This was a major naval battle that took place in the Coral Sea....   [tags: war, japan, naval] 1043 words
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Pearl Harbor - PEARL HARBOR On December 7, 1941 while the Secretary of State was meeting with two Japanese diplomats in Washington, DC, a surprise attack was being launched on the United States by Japanese military forces at Pearl Harbor. This was the beginning of WW II. The attack killed 2388 people and wounded approximately 2000. Twenty one American ships and more than 300 planes were damaged or destroyed. Only 29 aircraft out the 353 that were used in the attack by the Japanese were lost. On December 8 President Roosevelt addressed the Congress and called December 7 "a date which will live in infamy"....   [tags: American History] 981 words
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The History of Naming U.S Navy Ships - ... How they were named was very interesting and some ways very surprising. Now it’s time to get into specific ships. The two ships, USS Lawrence and the USS Charles F. Adams have been very important in our history and how they were named. Captain James Lawrence and Charles F. Adams were important in U.S. history. Captain James Lawrence was born in Burlington, New Jersey, on October 1st, 1781 (USS Lawrence Association). He was educated in law and joined Navy in September 1798 as a Midshipman (USS Lawrence Association)....   [tags: Captain James Lawrence, USS]
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Life's Not a Breeze - It has been said that each and every one of us experience different seasons of life throughout our time here on Earth. One might experience times of deep despondency and a lack of faith, which stay true during the winter months, but then be rejuvenated by the promises of new life and beauty that the spring brings. The poem “Ode to the West Wind,” by Percy Shelley is an irrefutable representation of these seasons of life and what the speaker does in order to ensure that he is delivered from a desperate time....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ]
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Caesar's Quest for Power - “Veni, vidi, vici” (I came, I saw, I conquered) (Source1). This Julius Caesar quote can be used to describe his rise to power in the Roman Republic and destruction of it in the process. Caesar was an extremely influential, yet controversial figure in Rome’s history. He had all the power any Roman could dream of but he abused it. Julius Caesar was a destroyer of the Roman Republic because his arrogance made the government benefit only him, his ruthlessness endangered others, and he undermined the authority of the Roman Senate....   [tags: Rome, arrogance, republic] 1154 words
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What to Meditate - What to Meditate Gurbani orders that while repeating NAM one should meditate upon the Formless Lord. One should not meditate on only painting or photograph even if it is of one of the Guru's. Gurbani also forbids to meditate upon the form of a living person. In support of the above fundamental principle quotation, from Gurbani, if all the ten Gurus are given below : "O mortal, meditate on NAM only. In this manner you shall go with honour to your home" Page 1254/5 "He, who has created the creation and who has fashioned the forms, the Guru-ward , contemplate that Infinite Lord, who has no end and limit." Page 936/16 "Meditate and remain tranced in the Immaculate Lord who is Self-Dep...   [tags: Papers] 3218 words
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The Tonkin Gulf Resolution And The Vietnam War - The United States of America is the longest lasting democracy to date, but America did not get there in holy grace as many believe it to have done. The fact is America got to where she is through failures, miscalculations, terrorism, conspiracy, and lying to its very own people through many facets of foreign policies and actions in other countries. The Vietnam War, specifically the Gulf-of-Tonkin Resolution and the Gulf-of-Tonkin Incident, are prime examples of how far American Presidential Administrations went to exclude themselves from their own Constitution to give themselves a blank check for war....   [tags: American History Vietnam War Tonkin Gulf] 1746 words
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