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The Most Influential People in the U.S. - The Most Influential People in the U.S. So many people have made an impact on society and myself today. It is hard to decide who's influences have been the greatest and who has had the most impact all together. In selecting these unique people, I had to look at my own morals and values and ask myself what I encounter day by day. My everyday life basically consists of money, music, technology, and people, which has lead me to research individuals who made an impact on these aspects. Our society has consisted of a great number of presidents who have changed the United States by helping our economy, but the one I feel who had the most influence was Franklin D....   [tags: Papers] 1975 words
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Influential People during the Industrial Revolution - America reaped great benefits from the new wave of Industrialization during the 1890’s. There was an abundance of advanced, new technologies that made large-scale production easier and more achievable. These new factories produced more goods than ever before, and they were open to the middle-class. Yet this modernization was not all for the best, with the result being a decent amount of civil unrest. There were large issues with immigration. Everyday, there were thousands of Europeans who were coming to America looking for work....   [tags: history, belarmy, addams, roosvelt]
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The Life and Influence of Martin Luther - ... This was merely a public affirmation similar to Baptism. The Church began to pray on the fact that the common people believed that through their (the church) words they (the people) were being justified. Lindberg states, “The word of absolution is rather a verbal act, which first creates a relationship 0 between God in whose name it is spoken, and the person to whom it is spoken and who believes the promise.” Running a church with the size and functionality of the Roman Catholic Church is expensive and people were willing to pay to see themselves and their love ones absolved of sin....   [tags: influential people in Church history]
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The Five Most Influential People in American History - The Five Most Influential People in American History The United Sates has had a short yet complex history in its two hundred and twenty-four years. She has produced millions and millions of great individuals. These great minds have shaped what America is today. Others, however, have personally molded this magnificent nation with their own acts. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, John Marshall, Henry Clay and Andrew Jackson are the most influential builders of the United States of America. John Adams was born loyal to the English Crown but evolved into the second President of the Free World....   [tags: Papers] 1255 words
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Winston Churchill: A Brief Biography - ... This was the time that Great Britain needed a leader more than ever. Some of the first words he said after his election were that “All I have to offer is blood, sweat, and toil” (http://www.u-s-history.com). Germany was gaining ground quickly, and had already taken over almost all of the surrounding countries. When Germany was taking over Western France, Churchill made one of the toughest decisions of the war and refused to send soldiers to aid France because he knew he would need it to defend the homeland (www.winstonchurchill.org)....   [tags: important, influential people in British history]
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Pete Rozelle as One of the Most Influential People In American History - Pete Rozelle as One of the Most Influential People In American History Muhammad Ali, Albert Einstein, and Bill Gates are all very influential people in American history. However, Pete Rozelle is also a very equally qualified candidate for the most influential. Rozelle did some things that most people thought could not be done. He was once the commissioner of the National Football League. Rozelle also invented the Super Bowl, and Monday Night Football....   [tags: Rozelle Football History] 1223 words
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Mahatma Gandhi: Hero or Sinner - Although for many years this was the image and the only story of Mahatma Gandhi, as time passed and the people of Western countries started looking deeper and knowing more about him, they started reassessing Gandhi. Many people are against his reassessment saying that there is no point of doing so, since he is already dead for years. Not only is the west trying to reassess Gandhi, but it is also blaming him for the current issues in India. Today there are still problems in India dealing with ethnicity, religion and social classes....   [tags: influential people of the XXth century]
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Hitler: Leader or Dictator - Adolf Hitler was not born into power; instead he was elected as chancellor and later became dictator after president Hindenburg died in office. His rise to power can be traced back when he became leader of a group called the National Socialist German Workers Party, which would later be known as the Nazi Party. After a failed attempt at an up rise in Munich, he was sent to prison for 9 months. When he was released, he regrouped and reformed the Nazi Party. He gained a lot of support by attacking the treaty of Versailles....   [tags: influential people of the XX century]
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Biography of Mother Teresa - Biography of Mother Teresa Mother Teresa was a wonderful woman and a great influence on the world today. She was born in 1910 in Macedonia with the name Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu. She was born into a family of deeply religious Catholics. Agnes felt she got the calling to work for God at the young age of fourteen. She joined the Loreto order and went to Bengal, India, to start her studies. In 1937, Agnes took her final vows to become a nun and has done much great work in the world since. Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu was born on August 27, 1910 to Nikola and Drana Bojaxhiu in Skopje, Macedonia....   [tags: Influential People Biographies Religion Essays]
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Influential Poets of the Beat Generation - The Beat Generation of poets was created by a group of poets in the 1950s that were part of a new culture in literature. They chose to use their experiences in their writings which were widely criticized as well as loved by many readers. Two of the most influential Beat Poets of that Generation of writers were Allen Ginsberg and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. The Beat Generation poetry was the first poets to write about non-conventional subjects as well as using different forms of expression in their works....   [tags: American History, Poetry]
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The Influential Life of Christopher Marlowe - ... Tamburlaine is said to be an antagonist deep down because of his misogynistic views of women and dislike for children, but he also has some redeeming qualities. In Tamburlaine the Great Part One, Tamburlaine’s main concern is to prevail his birth and he feels as if he has something to prove. His character is conclusive, but charismatic and brave and Tamburlaine also epitomizes the ideal qualities of kingliness. “In response to the great success of Marlowe’s Tamburlaine, … Shakespeare, with the electrifying effect of Tamburlaine upon him, wrote Henry VI” (The Marlowe Society)....   [tags: notorious and influential British playwrights]
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Michael Moore: An Influential Filmmaker - Michael Moore, an Academy Award-winning filmmaker is known for his highly controversial documentaries. He appeals to the newer generation, trying to educate people along with addressing our unresolved social issues in the United States. He gives incite to corrupt things that our government is involved in that citizens do not know about if they do not read or watch the news. Michael Moore proved to be a big-time influence through his work in the movie industry. His main message is to get people to stop following their government blindly, but rather speak out, ask questions, get involved, and most of all shows peoples power to be able change what needs to be changed....   [tags: Cinema]
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Influential Hispanics of Early Texas - Influential Hispanics of Early Texas May 30, 2010 Influential Hispanics of early Texas Many people that were indigenous to New Spain and latter, Mexico had settled in Texas when it was a northern State of Mexico. Many contributed in an effort to tame the wild paradise and bring civilization to the region beyond what the Spanish missionaries had begun a century before. In 1821, Mexico gained independence from Spain, and began to actively recruit people to populate the land north of the Rio Grande with far more urgency that did Spain....   [tags: Texas History] 1205 words
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The Most Influential Person in My Life - I’ve been influenced by many people in my life; unfortunately, most of them have not been good influences. However, since I became a Christian, having positive, influential people in my life is normal. Moreover, there is one person, in particular, other than Jesus, who has influenced my life tremendously and continues to do so; his name is Issac Detiz. I have learned a great deal from him and his work, and my life has never been better. Furthermore, Issac Deitz is a major influence in my life several reasons....   [tags: Reflection] 624 words
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The Influential Power of Oprah Winfrey - How can one person, whom most people have never met, influence the lives of people in the world today in such positive ways. Oprah Winfrey has been able to persuade and inspire many people around the world today because she has simply believed in herself and the good of the people. Oprah once said, “Create the highest, grandest vision possible for your life because you become what you believe” (Lowe 170). The Oprah Winfrey Show, The Angel Network, and Oprah’s Book Club have been some of the most indoctrinating pieces of work by Oprah....   [tags: essays research papers]
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The Story of an Influential Role Model, George Washington - ... Now, we fast forward a few years later when the Constitutional Convention meetings ended and it was decided the we would have a Republic Country, where popular sovereignty was applied and the Checks and Balances System was declared to be in use. After a short time, it was unanimously decided that George Washington was going to be the leader of the United States of America. Even so, he had stated that he would only serve two meager terms of four years each because of his fear that the newly made country would acquire a horrible leader in the future that would become a king and abuse their power like King George....   [tags: general, patriot, president] 727 words
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The Influential UK Media - The Influential UK Media The media is one of the most pervasive and persuasive influences on life in the modern world. Television, radio, newspapers, magazines, the Internet and advertisements play an important role in the quality of life for many people. We are exposed to the media in one form or another from an early age and it influences our thoughts, our attitudes and sometimes our behaviour. Advertising on both television and radio often uses celebrities and well-known people to promote products and as people of the modern world we look up to celebrities and want to be like them....   [tags: Papers] 612 words
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A People's History of the United States, by Howard Zinn - Zinn in his book “A People’s History of the United States,’’ handles various issues. Though the graphic novel adaptation does not cover all the details of the history of America, the author provides us with a critical view of the history of America where its leaders carry out actions independently and not for the benefit of the whole population. It also provides us with examples of atrocities that the American army committed around the world and the country’s commitment to democracy that led it to instruct its army to join the second Word War....   [tags: American Empire People]
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Influential Essay - Influential Essay A lot of people take their driver’s license for granted, and believe me I use to take it for granted too. But ever since I lost my license, I will never take it for granted again. There are many ways to lose your license, but this is the way I lost mine. After I got done listening to music at the Concert Café, my friends and I went out to eat. When we were done eating, I told them I was going to head back home. They told me that they were going to stay in town for awhile....   [tags: essays papers] 708 words
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Kansas City Jazz: Influential Persons - Kansas City Jazz: Influential Persons What is jazz music. A single definition cannot be found. Many writers have attempted to define jazz music only to regress to trying to define what it does. Even this approach is difficult. Writers have only been able to find broad areas to agree up, such as agreeing that jazz is music. But alas, even this is a shortcoming in the eyes of some. Jazz has been so many things throughout it long and illustrious history that it's even hard to point out its origins, which stem from many places, many styles of music, and many people....   [tags: Jazz Influence Kansas City] 1711 words
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Taking a Look at the Influential Fifties - The Influential Fifties The half century from 1900 to 1959 was very eventful for the history of the United States of America. It began with the introduction of contemporary life itself, followed closely by the beginning of the First World War. World War I ended in 1918, and with its end came a great new generation of living. Rations were removed and spending was increased drastically, until the spending reached a point of no return, causing the stock market to crash and the infamous Great Depression to ensue....   [tags: socioeconomic values, American history]
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The Most Influential Group of Philosophers - In the course of human history, there have been many great, influential philosophers that have changed our view of this small planet and the universe around it. Perhaps the most influential group of philosophers came from ancient Greece. Many ideals and principles we use today come from three prominent philosophers named Socrates, Plato, and Aristotle. These men will soon (not in their lifetimes) change the course of human history and the process of thought. Socrates was born in 469 B.C. to Sophacles, an Athenian stone crafter....   [tags: socrates, plato, aristotle] 634 words
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Greed is the Most Influential Vice - Since time immemorial, people have been trying to institutionalize moral values. love kindness, patience, contentment are just a few out of the plethora of positive traits. However, mankind being imperfect beings can never achieve perfection. Of all the vices that human possess, greed could be said to be the most influential. It is the distinct opposite of contentment and the very trait that has cause the fall of many countries. Perhaps most disturbing is that fact that greed has also torn apart countless families who would have otherwise been living in happiness....   [tags: greed, vices, philosophy,] 683 words
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The Dalai Lama: An Influential Icon - Since the late 1300’s essentially the same reincarnated figure has been controlling, teaching, and leading the Tibetan Buddhism religion and government (Gale). The Dalai Lama is thought to be the reincarnated spiritual and political icon presiding over the land of Tibet for over 14 lifetimes. His Holiness’ obligation to the Buddhist people and birthright is described as, “a teacher whose wisdom is as deep as the ocean” (Ganeri 28). For centuries the Dalai Lama has been one of the world’s most influential leaders and teachers, passing along his wisdoms to disciples all over the globe....   [tags: Theologians ]
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The Influential Man: Walt Disney - “We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.” – Walt Disney (brainyquote). When looking for influential American artists, one man sticks out a life-changer for many. Throughout his career, Walt Disney touched the hearts of millions; first, he created the company Laugh-O-Grams, that lead to the creation of Oswald the Lucky Rabbit; then, with the formation of Mickey Mouse, a new age of animation began with Disney leading the field; lastly, the opening of Disneyland changed the way that people view theme parks and left a lasting legacy with the opening of Walt Disney World shortly after his death....   [tags: disneyland, mickey mouse, movies]
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Socrates: Wise and Influential - Socrates: Wise and Influential Look into the eyes of the bust of Socrates and you can almost see what he saw in the universe. It looks as though his wisdom is unsurmountable, as he did believe himself to be the most brilliant man in the universe, while also knowing for sure: the only thing he knows is that he doesn’t know anything. Unlike the famous Kouros statues that were all alike and used for a certain purpose of a grave maker, or shrine to the gods, the portrait of Socrates shows depth and importance....   [tags: rendition, teaching, universe]
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One of the Most Influential Civil Rights Leaders: Malcolm X - Malcolm Little better known as Malcolm X or El-Hajj Malik El- Shabazz was a Muslim minister and a human rights activist. He was one of the most influential people of the civil rights movement during the time of racism and hatred for blacks. He was also known for joining the Nation of Islam and became one its leaders teaching the ways of Islam. Also speaking against the ways of integration than to help it like other civil rights leaders (Martin Luther King). All of this was going well till his death in 1965 at Audubon Ballroom while making a speech....   [tags: racism, muslim, african american] 804 words
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Influential Japanese Playwrights - ... Japanese Zen Buddhism prospered and the novel “The Tale of the Heike” was written to recount the Genpei War while also showing Buddhist virtues (Allinson 55). This peace lasted until the Ashikaga influence and popularity began to fall in the capital, and in 1460 had lost all political power (Allinson 55). This short period of peace in 1400s Japan allowed culture and arts to prosper. One art form still recognizable today was Japanese Noh theater, the oldest form of Japanese traditional drama (Novick 121)....   [tags: noh theater, Japanese history] 1130 words
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The Legacy of Jackie Kenedy: An Influential Icon - Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis’ passion for fashion, grace, intellect, and ability to relate to those of all ages, has her remembered as the most influential First Lady in American History. Throughout her life Jackie affected countless Americans on many different levels. Mothers, children, and even men looked up to her and wondered how she would amaze them next with either her charm, sense of style, or ability to handle almost any situation with grace, and intellect that came her way. A loving and affluent family from New York raised Jacqueline Kennedy....   [tags: trend setters, first ladies]
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The Most Influential Battles of the American Revolution - During the Revolutionary War, there were many battles that were fought, but there were a few that changed the result of the war. The battles of Trenton and Princeton were fought strategically. During both of the battles, Washington made bold moves that later impacted the army’s success. Another battle that was fought was the Battle of Saratoga, and before this battle, the Continental Army did not have a strong chance of winning because they were facing the powerful and well equipped British army....   [tags: Trenton and Princeton, Yorktown, Saratoga]
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The Hidden Side of the Influential Leader, Gandhi - The Hidden Side of the Influential Leader, Gandhi Once ----- stated, “Just as there are two sides to every story, there are two sides to every person. One that we reveal to the world and another we keep hidden inside” (____). And so did the great and unforgettable leader, Mahatma Gandhi. Who was the real Father of the Indian nation. Was Gandhi what one thought he was. Gandhi was and will always be on known for every child, every young man and woman, and every old man and woman mind. He will always be depicted as a noble leader whom spent life fighting for justice through “satyagraha”- reaching truth....   [tags: gandhi´s experiment, children] 660 words
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Our Great Influential Advancement is the Internet - ... Both commercially and the private sector are able to hold conferences and video chat over the internet or send email communication instantly. One can graduate from high school or college on the internet, and then go on to their new job and be trained by taking an online course. Students also benefit from the internet. Instead of going to the library and looking through an immense amount of books, they can find what they need with a click of a button. Large databases of useful information are now available to people who before had no way of accessing them....   [tags: database, cybercrime, economy] 635 words
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The Influential Work of Paul Laurence Dunbar - The Influential Work of Paul Laurence Dunbar Many writers begin writing and showing literary talent when they are young. Paul Laurence Dunbar, born and raised in Dayton, Ohio, was already editor of a newspaper and had had two of his poems published in the local newspaper before he’d graduated from high school. His classmate, Orville Wright, printed The Tattler which Dunbar edited and published for the local African American community. After graduating from high school, he was forced to get a job as an elevator operator which allowed him spare time for writing....   [tags: Dunbar, Poetry]
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John F. Kennedy: An Influential Person - John Fitzgerald Kennedy led the start of a new era in human history. He was born on May 29, 1917 in the small Boston suburb of Brookline, Massachusetts. He majored in government and international relations at Harvard University. In 1961 Kennedy served as President until his assassination in 1963. John F. Kennedy influenced and touched the lives of people everywhere through his efforts with the Apollo 11 space mission, the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the founding of the Peace Corps. Kennedy was influenced by his previous accomplishments, world conditions, and his brother’s untimely death....   [tags: Space Race, Cuban Missile Crisis]
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Joyce Carol Thomas, an Influential Writer - ... She is bedridden for months and does not talk until she is attacked by a swarm of wasps (“Marked by Fire”). As Abby recovers from the trials of life, she discovers both the pain and joy with having dignity in her heritage (“Marked By Fire). She graduates high school and decides to stay in Ponca City as an herb doctor and healer. Abby symbolizes the universality of being an African American. Her name comes from the former name of Ethiopia (“Marked by Fire”). Marked by Fire won the National Book Award in 1983 (“Marked by Fire ~ Joyce Carol Thomas.”)....   [tags: African-American, Trials, Novels]
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The Influential Television - The Influential Television Throughout the last century, society has seen innovation in many technologies, each of which carries its fair share of positive and negative influences. Possibly the most talked about set of influences are those which have arisen since the innovation of television. Television broadcasting today includes a wide variety of emotive, educational and persuasive programmes, ranging from a documentary on starvation in the Sudan to reality television programmes showing street violence as a form of “entertainment.” Television shows have generated controversy, been a focus for moral panics and stimulated debate throughout society....   [tags: Papers] 558 words
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X: the Influenced and Influential Generation - There are many aspects of my generation that reflect, define, and influence my generation. Its a difficult task to understand Generation X, my generation. We are like no generation before us, and no preceding generation will be like ours. We are empowered by the Internet, we have more knowledge about technology than our parents, and we are exposed to so much information. One thing remains unchanged, as with past generation; the relationship between us and our parents. Jamake Highwater once said, "the greatest distance between people is not space, but culture.(301)" This is true, my generation has their own culture, one which is of course different than that of our parents....   [tags: American History] 1777 words
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Songkran Festival or the Water Splashing Festival - The influential value system in Thailand which I decided to choose as the main topic of this report is, one of the most well-known Thai traditional festival, Songkran festival or Water Splashing festival. The reason why I chose this problem is that, despite Songkran festival is considered to be one of the main enjoyable Thai traditional custom promoting events which not only attract Thai people, but also foreign tourists to join. However, undeniably, it has the ethics-related issues in some perspectives which are quite questionable and need to be seriously concerned as well e.g....   [tags: influential value system in Thailand]
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Persons of Influence: Charles Darwin and Steve Jobs - Throughout human history, there have been people who have made lasting impacts to their field of study and even the entire world. Two of those people are Charles Darwin and Steve Jobs. They are some of the most influential innovators and thinkers during their time. Charles Darwin, an English naturalist and geologist, revolutionized science by creating his theory of evolution by natural selection. Darwin theory affected religion, modern science, and the entire human understanding of the natural world....   [tags: Influential Innovators, Natural Selection]
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Metropolis: An Influential Film Masterpiece - Metropolis: An Influential Film Masterpiece   In 1927, Fritz Lang created a place for himself in the history of cinema when he made and released the film Metropolis. This film has become a significant influence on the film industry in many ways. Metropolis is considered by many to be a landmark German film. This film set many standards for today's science-fiction films such as Star Wars, Blade Runner, and 2001: A Space Odyssey. Lang's use of mob scenes, providing a possible glimpse at the future, creating the model for robots, and elaborate scenes involving hundreds of workers have been used in many films since....   [tags: Movie Film Essays]
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Harry S. Truman: A Tremendously Influential President - Harry S. Truman was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884 and was at first just an average boy and then man, with dreams in the music field and interests in reading and history. His mother greatly supported his ideas and desires and wished him the best. Truman worked a series of clerical jobs and worked on the Santa Fe Railroad as well (“Harry S. Truman”). Truman’s first encounter with politics was when he served in WWI and was a captain in the Field Artillery in France. When he returned from France he married Bess Wallace on June 28, 1919....   [tags: Biograhpy]
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Walt Disney was the Most Influential Person of the Twentieth Century - The Most Influential Person of the Twentieth Century: Walt Disney What if you went to turn on the television Saturday morning to watch cartoons and they were silent and black and white. Most people just take it for granted. Producing animations with movement and color took time. Walt Disney took the time to figure it all out (Langer). Walt Disney, an influential person in the twentieth century, has influenced technology, education, and entertainment in America. Walt Disney influenced technology....   [tags: animation, theme parks, micky mouse]
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A Brief Biography of Oprah Winfrey - One of the most powerful women in the world is Oprah Gail Winfrey. Oprah is one of the richest businesswomen in the world, but she wasn’t always rich and successful. She had a very tough life growing up and didn’t have much money. She has always been a hard worker, and she had a passion for hosting and acting. Oprah is very good at what she does and that’s how she raised to the top of being one of the most influential women in the media. Oprah Winfrey was born on January 29, 1954 in Kosciusko, Mississippi....   [tags: powerful and influential women in the world] 611 words
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The Most Influential Rock Band in History - The Beatles - There has been many rock and roll bands in the 20th century, but certainly there has been none like The Beatles. How four little young adolescents from Liverpool became the most influential songwriters in history. How they transformed from an underground rock and roll band to a worldwide sensation. While the Beatles only lasted eight years together as a group, it was enough to re-shape the history of “Rock and Roll” music. In a short period of time, in a remote city a few miles away from London called Liverpool was about to see the birth of one of the most influential rock and roll bands in history....   [tags: liverpool, music, culture] 1957 words
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Cassandra Clare, an Influential Author of the 20th Century - Cassandra Clare is the author of The Mortal Instruments, The Infernal Devices, and The Bane Chronicles. All of her literary works surround the world of Shadowhunters, also known as Nephilim, which are a race of beings born with angelic blood. Cassandra’s first book, City of Bones, was released in 2004. Since then, she has released over ten books and she has plans to release more. Cassandra Clare is an influential author of the 20th century because of her unique books, widespread fan base, and successful publications....   [tags: novels, best sellers, unique] 576 words
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The Influential Grassroots Environmental Organizatoin of the Sierra Club - The Sierra Club is one of the oldest and most influential grassroots environmental organizations in the United States. The Organization was founded in San Francisco, 1892 by John Muir in order to promote the protection of the wilderness. The Sierra Club’s primary interest lies in not only the protection of thousands of acres of wildlife but also the encouragement of the exploration of the outdoors. Today however the organization has delved into the promotion of clean energy such as solar and wind.Through this one can infer that The Sierra Club is a public interest group because they are a “non-partisan organization that seeks to bring about good policy for society as a whole rather than a sp...   [tags: presidential campaign, lobbying, commercials] 519 words
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A Most Influential Leader in Africa, Samori Ture - Samori Ture was one of the most influential leaders in Africa, especially in his revolutionary work against European colonization. He lived in the Malinke lands of West Africa, an area that includes modern-day countries of Mali, Ghana, and Guinea. Throughout his youth, he worked in the trading industry alongside his parents. When he was 20 years old, his mother was captured in a slave raid, and he offered to serve in the army of her captor in exchange for the release of his mother. Samori joined the army as a low-level soldier, but he quickly climbed the ranks and became a captain due to his incredible military skill....   [tags: french, revolution, violence] 527 words
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The Influential Aspects of Iconic Movies in our Society: The Terminator - The media plays a very important role in the communication and passing of information to its viewers, readers, and listeners. One of these forms of communication relayed by the media is provided by the film industries where most films are produced to communicate to those who watch them. The messages these films offer can either be positive or negative; therefore may result in people acquiring certain trends or even stopping the performance of particular activities commonly described in these films....   [tags: Cinematic Analysis]
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Iraq: One of the Most Highly Influential Areas of the World - Throughout its long and varying history, Iraq has undergone vast changes in all areas and aspects of study. However, despite these changes, Iraq has certainly earned its spot as a region that will forever be regarded as one of the most highly influential areas of the world. Iraq began as a small collection of nomads around 7200 BCE during the late-Neolithic Era. It was not until around 3500 BCE that Iraq, back then called Mesopotamia, formally established itself between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers in the Fertile Crescent, becoming the first known civilization in the world....   [tags: Middle East ]
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Maya Angelou: A Model Woman Through Influential Literature - There are many women of today that have become a model for society. In order to have the reputation of the model woman, there is a need for accomplishment in life in addition to being a positive influence on society itself. Maya Angelou is a great example of the model woman. She has beaten the odds and has become one of the most well known African American women of today. She is an author, poet, historian, songwriter, playwright, dancer, stage and screen producer, director, performer, singer, and civil rights activist....   [tags: Biography]
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Steve Jobs: A Most Influential and Inspirational Man - ... Finally, the moral of the third story was to follow your heart. All three of these stories connected with the audience, and he tied each story to an important message that the audience could relate to. In addition, he told about some struggles in his life, such as selling coke bottles and sleeping on a floor. This helped show the audience that even Steve Jobs had major struggles in his life before his success. Another reason this speech was inspirational was seen in his delivery. Steve Jobs was able to incorporate well-timed pauses....   [tags: apple, speech, technology] 625 words
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Why Eddie Van Halen is an Influential Musician - There are certain musicians that come along that shift a culture, attitude, or future musicians. Another musician that went on influence future generations and considered one of the greatest guitar players in the world is Eddie Van Halen. Eddie Van Halen was born in Holland in 1955 and immigrated to Pasadena California. At the age of seven, Eddie was training as a classical pianist, although his love for Rock and Roll was developing. He started working a paper route and used the money to buy a drum set....   [tags: Biography ]
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Oprah Winfrey: Most Influential Woman in America - ... At just nineteen years old, Oprah felt she wouldn’t be able to handle the pressure, so she turned down the offer. However, the station was persistent and Oprah eventually agreed. With great salary for someone her age, and a natural talent, this job seemed like a dream, but not everyone was thrilled with her position on the station. During an interview with a white shopkeeper, Oprah tried to shake the man’s hand, but he refused (Taibi). She shook it off with a witty remark and kept her composure, showing how professional she is....   [tags: world-famous talk show, magazines]
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Influential Softball Coach - Influential Softball Coach I met a life changing individual in middle school. We referred to him as “Mr. D”. He was my seventh and eighth grade English teacher. I sat in his class and dozed off during his grammar lectures. He often sparked my attention with jokes, sports scores, stories from literature books. However, the majority of Mr. D’s classes were not overly exciting or stellar in anyway. In the spring of my seventh eighth grade year I decided to branch out and try a new sport. I signed up for our school’s softball team....   [tags: College Admissions Essays] 517 words
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Franklin D. Roosevelt: An Influential Leader - Franklin D. Roosevelt: An Influential Leader Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) was a man of unusual charm and great optimism, which he was able to communicate to others. He had a broad smile and was a charismatic optimist whose confidence helped sustain the nation through its darkest moments during crisis like the Great Depression and World War II. He became one of the most beloved of U.S. presidents for four terms in office. But beneath his outward friendliness was an inner reserve and an iron will....   [tags: History Roosevelt President Essays FDR]
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Martin Luther King Jr. and Susan B. Anthony’s Effects on The Brunswick Community - How well known people are effects how influential you are, and while these 2 characters from history are not as influential as LeBron James and trending pop starts are in their time, they’ve used their influential abilities in positive ways that affects everyone today. Susan B. Anthony and Martin Luther King Jr. are both amazing leaders of the suffrage and civil rights movements. Anthony with Women’s rights, and King with African American’s rights took Civil Rights as a whole a few great leaps forward; brought forth an era where the Civil Rights Movement is something almost everyone believes in, that equal rights should be something everyone has....   [tags: civil rights, movements, influential leaders ]
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Sir Winston Chruchil: The most Influential Man in 20th Century - Throughout history, the world has experienced individuals who have captivated, motivated and influenced the outcomes of tomorrow. Each era has marveled over those who lived to influence. From Saint Peter, one of the most influential disciples of Jesus. and the initial Leader and Pope of the Catholic Church to Alexander III of Macedon also known as ‘Alexander the Great’. In more recent years, the world was graced with the presence of the likes of Elizabeth I Queen of England, who reigned for over 44 years to finally to Queen Elizabeth ‘the Queen Mother’, whom Adolf Hitler dubbed ‘the most dangerous woman in Europe during the second World War....   [tags: franklin roosevelt, battle of britain, world war]
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Secure Under Roman Rule, Sadducees were Influential in Judaism - ... Prayer was very important to the Essenes (Evans 239). This is shown through the many different types of prayers practiced such as Festival, Mealtime, and Morning Prayers (Evans 239-241). Furthermore, songs of worship to God were also very important to them. During Jesus’s time on earth, many people were expectant of a messiah who would be human, despite what the Old Testament said about the messiah being divine. (Evans 308). Though this is not to say that some people did expect a divine messiah, because many did, leading some to worship and divinize their rulers (Evans 309-311)....   [tags: Jesus, sabbath, worship] 1432 words
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Andrew Jackson: One of the Most Influential Presidents of All Time - Andrew Jackson’s influence on the politics of his time was remarkable. He was the only president to have an era named after him. He also changed the way this country was run and expanded the country’s borders. He changed much, but the four most important aspects of this era, in chronological order, were his victory over the British, his defeat in the presidential race of 1824, his successful presidential campaign in 1828, and his decision to remove Native Americans to land west of the Mississippi....   [tags: Biography ]
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Influential History in Labor and the American Revolution by Philip S. Foner - Labor and the American Revolution is but one among enormous collection of the works written by Philip S. Foner, who was arguably one of the most influential American historians of the twentieth century. That is a rather remarkable accomplishment considering he was banished from the academic world for over a quarter of that century. Foner, as well as all three of his bothers, were among fifty faculty and staff members of New York's City College, who were summarily fired in 1941, as the result of a communist witch hunt conducted by the state legislature's Rapp-Coudert Committee....   [tags: political, academic, colonies] 1274 words
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Zora Neale Hurston and Maya Angelou: Influential Writers of the 20th Century - Zora Neale Hurston and Maya Angelou are arguably the most influential writers of the mid 20th century . Their work has inspired young African Americans to have more confidence in their own abilities. Their work has also been studied and taught countless times in many schools across the U.S. But the main reason why their work is considered classics in American literature; is because their work stands as testament to the treatment, and struggles of African Americans in the mid 20th century America....   [tags: African-American, Authors] 616 words
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Why Some People Have Power and Influece - Power and influence rule the world, and some people have more than others. The ways a person can gain power or influence are money, who they know and are related to, and their actions. Influence can be used to secure more power or maintain a person’s current level of power. There are several individuals who hold power and influence, while other people do not. There are several reasons as to why this is the case, such as money and the scale influence is being measured on. People with money have access to near unlimited power, and those without it have less of a chance of persuading someone to give themselves an item....   [tags: money, action, influence]
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American Foreign Policy in Three Influential Wars - American Foreign Policy in Three Influential Wars With the race for the presidential election under way, American foreign policy has entered the minds of many Americans. Like today, foreign policy was of great importance throughout the twentieth-century; it has and continues to play key developmental roles in economic, cultural, diplomatic, and social factors that America has faced. By looking directly at the United States motivation in entering the Spanish-American War, World War I, and World War II, it can be seen how these factors developed since the turn-of-the-century....   [tags: Papers] 2723 words
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