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The Effect of the Battle of Antietam

- In the early stages of the Civil War, the battle of Antietam had significant strategic importance for both sides. Following the Union loss at the battle of second Manassas, or the second Bull Run, Union forces had little confidence in their leadership. Antietam, the bloodiest battle to take place during the war, was driven by more mistakes than it was by sound military decision making. Confederate leaders lost sensitive maneuver orders that forced them to change the plans for the Corps and Divisions quickly, not an easy task to accomplish....   [tags: civil war, president lincoln]

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The Jobs of the National Riffle Association

- The Jobs of the NRA Today the National Rifle Association is the largest association that protects your second amendment rights. The NRA was created in 1871 for one primary reason. However what most people don’t know is that its intention has changed very much overtime. There have been many different presidents and spokespersons of the NRA over time, which has always been ready to defend your gun rights at all costs. Furthermore the basis of the NRA has changed with a growing and always changing government....   [tags: National Rifle Association, Second Amendment]

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John Henry Newman’s Changing Attitude to Infallibility

- Examine John Henry Newman’s changing attitude to Infallibility, between the end of Vatican 1 in 1870 and Gladstone’s attack in 1875. In this essay I propose to analyse Newman’s attitude to Infallibility during the period outlined above. I will examine his letters in particular to note the range of correspondents and the approaches taken. I will attempt to see a pattern in relation to his views expressed to mere enquirers writing to him, to national and professional writers seeking information or debating points and to family and friends in connection with the doctrine of Infallibility....   [tags: Religion in Victorian Britain]

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Values and Character Development in English Instruction

- “Beyond aesthetic sensitivity, the study of literature leads to inductive insights in such areas as psychology, philosophy, history, and sociology; and it provides data on such topics as human nature, sin, and the meaning and purpose of human existence” (Knight, 2006, p. 230). As Knight so clearly states, the secondary English classroom is rife with opportunities for teaching biblical-based values and helping students develop their characters as Christian young men and women. By examining literary characters, historical figures, writing samples, and by expressing themselves through the use of language, students encounter many opportunities to reflect upon and discuss a plethora of values....   [tags: plagiarism, literature, inductive insights]

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College Students’ Exposure to Mental Illness/ Depression

- Literature Review “Introduction to the Special Issues on College Student Mental Health” Mental health awareness for college students has become a captivating and significantly popular subject for researchers in the last decade. After a series of detrimental school shootings from mentally and emotionally unstable students of the academies, fellow students of other universities began to worry about the mental state of their peers. Researchers studied to discover a trend in the relationships between college students and their psychosocial lives....   [tags: mental health awareness]

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Exploring St. Augustine of Hippo's Augustine Confessions

- Augustine’s Confessions is an autobiographical work by St. Augustine of Hippo, written in Latin between 397 and 398 CE. Saint Augustine is one of the most important figures in Western Christianity because of his teachings and interpretations of the gospel. He is also considered one the church fathers of Latin Christianity. This inspiring autobiography explores St. Augustine sinful childhood and adolescence, further conversion to Christianity and teachings as bishop of Hippo. This autobiography is divided into thirteen books, from which the first nine are mostly autobiographical, and the last four mostly are commentaries, where he discusses philosophical and theological issues....   [tags: autobiographical work]

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Contemporary Foreign Policy in the United States

- The contemporary foreign policy of the United States represents an evolving continuum of principles, conceptions and strategies that in part, derived from the particularistic American Cold War experience. As such, United States foreign policy is neither a static entity, nor is its intentions or direction uncontested. This essay will examine the underlying issues of identity and how, beginning with the Truman Doctrine, a distinct articulation of the national interest was evinced that has defined America’s role in the world....   [tags: principles, conceptions, strategies, identity]

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Robert Ressler Coined the Term Serial Killer

- ... Finally, but most importantly, most serial killers exhibit the Macdonald triad when they are infants. This triad is highly correlated with later violent tendencies, including serial killing. The triad includes fire-setting, animal cruelty, and enuresis (bed-wetting). A highly debate issue around serial killers is the reason behind their actions. Although many theories exist about the reason why serial killers act the way they do, the most common theory is that they are searching for some type of psychological satisfaction....   [tags: fbi, mental disease]

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Competition Is An Integral Facet Of Economics

- Political Economy Essay Question 3 What is meant by ‘competition’ in the economy. Is it always desirable. Competition is an integral facet of economics, the question of its desirability to promote growth and innovation is a topic of contention between economists. The term competition is defined by the Business Dictionary as “Rivalry in which every seller tries to get what other sellers are seeking at the same time: sales, profit, and market share by offering the best practicable combination of price, quality, and service....   [tags: Economics, Perfect competition, Monopoly]

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Setting Goals For Myself Each School Year

- Setting goals for myself each school year is a priority for me. Each year there is always something new that is offered, and like every year this one is no different. However, compared to previous years more people have been introduced into my life. My first college semester goals are to escape my social comfort zone, to be more active with the school and clubs, to continue to work hard on homework, and to also continue to lift weights. I walked into high school knowing many people because of football in middle school....   [tags: High school, College, A Great Way to Care]

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The Issue Of Diversity On College Campuses

- Literature Review Addressing the issue of diversity on college campuses across the United States can cause contention within higher education organizations. One result of diversifying leadership can be the rise of disputes between students, faculty, and administrators. Administrators and faculty, who benefited from the status quo, where diversity was not a focus in the hiring process, are challenged by changes which allow more minorities to hold positions of leadership. Minority leaders in Higher Education face internal challenges that affect their ability to lead and to succeed....   [tags: Leadership, Sociology, United Kingdom]

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Philosophical Considerations And Scope Of The Study

- Philosophical considerations and scope of the study As outlined above, most studies carried out in the field of forestry skills and recruitment were conducted from the industry’s perspective and mainly sampled participants from forestry related institutions. Despite the enlightening results these studies produced, there is still room for applying alternative approaches to assessing and understanding the recruitment and skills and training needs within the forestry profession. One vital step is a conceptualisation of forestry....   [tags: Perception, Concept, Understanding, Cognition]

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How I Understand Myself As A Learner

- The More I Learn The Less I Know “The more I learn, the more I realize how much I don’t know” – Albert Einstein, is the perfect statement of how this semester has taught me to approach learning. Throughout this semester, I am being challenged to rethink who Chad is as a learner and professional. I started this class with the understanding that I only was learning to please society and to advance my career, however, have come to appreciate learning in a whole new way due to understanding myself more....   [tags: Learning, Education, Educational psychology]

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Learning Out Of Schools By Yogi Berra

- Learning out of Schools Yogi Berra says, "Life is a learning experience, only if you learn" (qtd. in Reid). People continue to say this famous quote in their conversations, and they use it to say that people learn something new every day in their lives. Learning is not only in schools or in universities because life for any person is like a big university and full of good and bad experiences. Individuals learn from both of them. Everyone will learn each day new skills or knowledge, from birth to death....   [tags: Learning, Knowledge, Skill, Education]

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Domestic Violence : A Type Of Abuse

- Domestic violence is a type of abuse that involves injuring someone; usually a spouse or partner, but it can also be a child or another family member. The abuser uses fear, guilt, shame, and to keep the victim under his or her control The abuser may use many different types of abuse to assert this power, and the overall framework in which the abuse occurs may follow a pattern called the cycle of violence. There are an estimated four million incidences of domestic violence against women that occur each year, per the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) in the U.S....   [tags: Domestic violence, Violence, Abuse, Child abuse]

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The Diversity of Louisiana Welcomes Visitors

- A land full of weeping willows, saucy jazz music, and a blend of cultures welcomes the visitor to Louisiana. As a state that was originally settled by the French and Spanish, Louisiana is one of the most diverse states in the United States. With a well deserved reputation for great food and great music, a vacation to Louisiana will be one that travelers will remember for decades to come. Louisiana's Historical Attractions One of the state's finest attractions that history lovers will enjoy is the Louisiana State Museum in Shreveport....   [tags: Travel, Culture]

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The Killer Angels by Michael Shaara

- The killer angels is a world acclaimed novel that was written by an author known as Michael Shaara. In the year 1975, it was granted the Pulitzer Prize for creative writing. It gives us in details the occurrences of the four days in the Battle of Gettysburg. This was during the American Civil War that occurred in the year 1863. At this time, troops that comprised of both the Union and Confederacy were at war in town called Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. This is a piece of story that is driven by disposition and narrated from the point of view of various heroes (Hartwig, 1996)....   [tags: Novel Analysis, Summary]

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On Free Choice of the Will

- “Please tell me: isn’t God the cause of evil?” (Augustine, 1). With this question to Augustine of Hippo, Evodius begins a philosophical inquiry into nature of evil. Augustine, recently baptized by Saint Ambrose in Milan, began writing his treatise On Free Choice of the Will in 387 C.E. This work laid down the foundation for the Christian doctrine regarding the will’s role in sinning and salvation. In it, Augustine and his interlocutor investigate God’s existence and his role in creating evil. They attempt not only to understand what evil is, and the possibility of doing evil, but also to ascertain why God would let humans cause evil....   [tags: natural evil, free will, augustine of hippo]

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Petroleum of the East Texas Basin

- Introduction. Within the United States, Texas is a crucial part of oil and gas production. The East Texas Basin plays a large role in the production of oil and gas coming out of Texas. Understanding the the East Texas Basin begins with knowledge of the geologic history, lithology, structure, organic petrology, and production history. Geologic history of the East Texas Basin shows how hydrocarbons were deposited and in what conditions they were formed. Lithology and stratigraphy are important tools in the exploration and understanding of oil and gas....   [tags: oil, gas, hydrocarbons, salt domes]

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Bringing Archery Back into School Curriculums

- Children in the public schools of America are lacking motivation and zeal for learning the current core curriculum. On the side, archery is increasing in interest within the population of younger US Citizens. Therefore, the US Department of Education should make archery training available in schools in order to help gain interest and knowledge about archery. As most any local bow technicians are aware, The Hunger Games caused a rise in recurve archers. However, the surge of interest, which occurred during the middle of the fall hunting season, may be temporary and mimicking the effects that Rambo also had on archery (Mennenga)....   [tags: olympic sports, education]

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Richard Chase: The Vampire of Sacramento

- In this world, there are bad people, and there are evil people, and then there's serial killers. The Vampire of Sacramento, aka Richard Chase was one of the most terrifying, and brutal serial killer that has ever walked the face of this planet. His demonic killing was not done out of hatred, but out of fear. He feared for his life every time he slaughtered one of his victims. His schizophrenic mind convinced him that the Natzis were actualy posining Richard, and in order for him to live, he must drink the blood of the victims and eat the remains....   [tags: notorious serial killers]

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Digital Electronics, Past, Present and Future

- Background Information The age of digital electronics has come to be one of the most significant developments in the history of society. What were once manual time-consuming tasks and processes have now become programmed to the point where multi-tasking is an expected part of our lifestyles. So what is considered to be a digital electronic. They are sophisticated devices capable of sending information through electronic signals from point A to point B. The information is transmitted from one circuit to another by using electronic currents....   [tags: electronic circuits and devices]

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Surgery and Treatment of the ACL

- Annually, 30 in 100,000 people in the UK suffer an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury making it the most common knee ligament to be injured (National Health Service Choices 2013). Incidences of ACL injury are higher in females than in their male counterparts. Surgical reconstruction of the ACL is standard practice however it is yet to be determined what the most effective rehabilitation technique is. An untreated injury to a cruciate ligament or stiffness following surgical repair could alter its mechanical function within the knee joint, affecting both the damaged and normal ligaments (Moglo and Shirazi-Adl 2004)....   [tags: ligaments, knee joint, injury]

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Islamic State During Iraq And Syria

- ISIS stands for Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and is the Islamist rebellious group that has held a portion of land extending from northern Syria to central Iraq. The group began in 2004 as al Qaeda in Iraq, before collaborating as ISIS two years later. It was a partner and had similarities with, Osama bin Laden 's al Qaeda. The both were drastic anti-Western radical groups dedicated to launching a self-governing Islamic state in the area. ISIS not like al Qaeda, which repudiated the group in early 2014, has established to be more ruthless and more operative at governing land it has snatched....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, Taliban, United States, Osama bin Laden]

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The Roman Emperor Julian The Apostate

- When in Seminary I did a research paper on the Roman Emperor Julian. He became known as “Julian the Apostate.” Although he had been reared Christian, and was assumed to be Christian, when he became Emperor he attempted to re-introduce “paganism,” or better put, the Traditional religion with its temples, sacrifices, priests, and priestesses. I reasoned in the paper that it was easy for Christians to revert to paganism because I was not sure how deep the Christian faith had taken root. I also reasoned that if Julian had not been defeated in battle by the Sassanians, the Roman Empire could have possibly reverted to paganism, and modern Europe might have a religious face of modern India with it...   [tags: Roman Empire, Christianity, Constantine I]

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Electrical Engineering : A Building Science

- Electrical engineering is a building science that applies power in an innovative and down to earth way. Outside of the United States, electrical engineering is thought to be centered on extensive scale frameworks, for example, force and hardware building to be centered on little scale frameworks, for example, PCs. An option refinement alludes to electrical engineering as the study and utilization of power to transmit vitality and hardware building as the study and use of power to process frameworks....   [tags: Electrical engineering, Electronic engineering]

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Gather Information And Identify Preliminary Issues

- Step 1: Gather Information & Identify Preliminary Issues On April 24, 2014, one of the biggest public health crisis to hit Flint, Michigan was set in to play when officials decided to switch the source for the city’s water from Lake Huron to the Flint River. (Walling, 2015). Officials chose to do this to cut costs for the already economically struggling city. Originally, as mentioned in Walling’s article, the people of Flint were told by officials that there would be no concerns for them to have over this switch in water supply, and that it would be temporary while a new pipe was built to access water from Lake Huron....   [tags: Drinking water, Water supply, Water crisis]

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Food And Water, Wilderness And Wildlife

- Plans to protect air and water, wilderness and wildlife are in fact plans to protect man. -Stewart Udall. The world’s alarming increase in environmental pollution in the past decade or so makes this time period the worst time period mother earth has experienced by far. Failure to protect the environment and prevent hazardous situations such as, global warming, land, air, and water pollution, will cause harm not only to the environment and the lives of human beings and other organisms, but it will also slowly kill the blue planet that provides them with life....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Carbon dioxide]

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Video Games And The Japanese Society

- In East Asian countries, such as South Korea and Japan, the images of girls reflect social issues in both countries. In both the South Korean and the Japanese societies, the images of girls are frequently associated with vulnerability and innocence, which separate them from adults. Thus, many people fascinate about them and attracted to their cultures. Thus, many popular cultures, such as films and animation choose girls as heroines. One of the intriguing aspects of the phenomenon is that not only girls are the consumers of those products, but also many adults are also the major consumers of the products....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Japan, Sociology]

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Leaders of the Civil War

- Each of the military leaders on both sides of the Civil War had their strengths, and weaknesses. In the North Abraham Lincoln had great difficulty in picking a commander that would be aggressive enough, but at the same time that not throw his resources away recklessly. His biggest concern was what became known as the “Army of the Potomac,” which was understandable for several reasons. This army protected Washington, as well as states such as Pennsylvania, and Maryland, but was also the main force that could thrust into the South, and their capitol in Richmond....   [tags: American History]

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Knights of the Golden Circle

- In 1854, a medical practitioner of ambiguous credentials, George W. L. Bickley, founded the Knights of the Golden Circle. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the Golden Circle was complete with passwords, quasi-Masonic rituals, secret signs and symbols. The Knights of the Golden Circle (later called the Order of the American Knights and, by February 1864, the Sons of Liberty) (Bruce Tap, Over Lincoln Shoulder, 73) quickly hatched lodges throughout Kentucky, Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio....   [tags: American History, Bickley, Vallandigham]

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Childhood Exposure to Domestic Violence

- Prevalence Each year approximately 4.8 million acts of physical or sexual aggression are perpetrated against women while 2.9 million physically aggressive acts are perpetrated against men within the United States (Edleson, Ellerton, Seagren, Kirchberg, Schmidt & Ambrose, 2007). Many of these incidents take place in the presences of children, which make these figures even more disturbing (Evans, Davies & DiLillo, 2008). Research indicates that 40.2% of United States battered women responding in national surveys state that their children have witnessed one or more abusive events (Edleson et al., 2007)....   [tags: Violence Against Women Essays]

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Biography of Richard Trenton Chase

- I. Biography Richard Trenton Chase, who would later be known as The Sacramento Vampire, was born on May 23, 1950 in Sacramento, California . As a child he was known to set fires and torture animals, his parents were constantly arguing until they divorced, there are also people who claim that he allegedly was abused by his mother as a child. As he grew into adolescence he began to heavily abuse alcohol and drugs, from which he is said to have developed Hypochondria. In high school he received grades of C's, D's, and F's, and he didn't have any lasting relationships....   [tags: Serial Killer, Blood Drinking]

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Say No To Gun Control

- The debate between those for and against gun control is becoming more and more prominent in the United States. Several gun control activists have problems with the possibility of owning weapons. The solution is simple. The United States should continue supporting the second amendment and allow Americans to protect themselves using firearms. Currently the United States’ President, Barack Obama, is creating a plan to increase restrictions on owning arms. The current draft includes background checks for every single purchase as well as limiting ammunition magazines to a maximum of ten rounds (Gettings, McNiff)....   [tags: Gun Rights]

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Pro: Drop Bomb on Japan

- Pro: Drop Bomb on Japan The bombings of 1945 by the United States of America on Japan were very controversial events. Many historians believe these acts were aggressive and unnecessary. In addition, analysts argue that the U.S. should have used alternative methods instead of the bomb, but most do not realize the repercussions of these different tactics. On the contrary, the bomb was needed to ease tension quickly and effectively. Ultimately, the bomb proved more effective than any other method, and also proved to be a technique that is sufficient for America’s needs....   [tags: kamikasi pilots, emperor, nuclear bomb]

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PTSD: The Pandemic Affecting Soldiers

- I believe Steven E Ambrose, author of Band of Brothers, said it best when he wrote “We know how to win wars. We must learn now to win peace...” It’s the same with the soldiers all over the world that are returning from war. Due to the issues they return with, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, they aren’t able to re-assimilate with society and become social outcasts. We train these soldiers as if we are building robots in a factory and once they get the stamp of approval they’re sent overseas to fight....   [tags: War, Veterans, Psychology]

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Blood, Toil, Tears, and Sweat

- Although World War II brought countless countries out of the depression, this progress had adverse effects, such as, poor living conditions and wages. With World War II came extreme struggle and toil. Some of notable countries with a significant pull on the war’s fate also had substantial troubles. More than anything it wasn’t just the troops feeling the pressure but the home front, the citizens, the “average Joe” felt the extreme pressure coming from the war and the tension coming from their hunger pains....   [tags: population exploitation after WWII]

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Employee's Satisfaction on Private Organizations

- Introduction The main objective of this chapter is to present the past research on the effect of employee’s job satisfaction of private organizations. This chapter also will give more information about the literature review and theoretical framework related to this research. My concern is to explain the employee job satisfaction in their work. The purpose is to examine the reason or factor of the professional’s qualification employee in job satisfaction. A successful organization or high productivity has an employee that has positive job satisfaction experience in working or workplace....   [tags: past research]

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Service Line Development Case Study

- A. Determination of the feasibility of one of the proposed service lines in the attached “Service Line Development Case Study”: Trinity Community Hospital is based in an economically sound community. Structured 25 years ago, in a prime location this 150-bed, non-for-profit hospital offers to the community residents a broad range of general medical, surgical, and support services. Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) of 2010 signed into law requires a non-profit hospital is to conduct a community needs assessment....   [tags: hospital, healthcare, community, space]

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Adolf Hitler And The Holocaust

- Their hands arose as the Führer passed by. Chants grew louder and louder; “Heil Hitler. Heil Hitler.” This was their leader, a man who the children looked up to, and the reason why Germans were able to return to work. Hitler, a leader who was praised in his time era, however, today is seen as the reason behind the holocaust, a unique event in history. Adolf Hitler who served as a dictator from 1934 to 1945 said: “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” (GoodReads) Hitler told lies, yet his biggest one was saying the Jews were an inferior race....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler, The Holocaust]

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The First World War I

- The First World War began in the summer of 1914, progressing on very fast at first. The Germans moved themselves into a defensive position on the Western Front. The British and French attempted to break this gruesome stalemate, but only suffered more casualties to the death trap that is trench warfare. With the development of machine guns and artillery, infantry were walking skeletons when in the face of German firepower. How could the French and British conquer such an impenetrable defense without taking such heavy losses....   [tags: World War II, World War I, Soviet Union, Cold War]

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The Current Crisis Of Flint

- The current crisis in Flint, Michigan began in April of 2013 when, as mLive, reported, officials signed an agreement to get 16 million gallons of water per day from the Karegnondi Water Authority (KWA) instead of the Detroit Water and Sewerage Department (DWSD). Both of these water authorities source their water from Lake Huron, but the KWA deal was going to save Flint millions of dollars. However, this new water authority was not expected to be ready for another three years. Once they signed the agreement, the DWSD told Flint that they will stop selling water to Flint in twelve months, thus Flint had to find a new source of water for the interim time until the KWA system was finished (Rappl...   [tags: Drinking water, Water, Flint, Michigan]

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicle For Casualties

- Idea of using an unmanned aerial vehicle to incur damage in warfare was first recorded in 1849 when the Austrians launched balloons loaded with explosives against the Italian city, Sicily . While some balloons were successful in damaging Sicily, others backfired when a sudden shift of wind blew them back to the Austrian front line. The mastermind behind this attack stated that “Venice is to be bombarded by balloons, as the lagunes prevent the approaching of artillery. Five balloons, each twenty-three feet in diameter, are in construction at Treviso....   [tags: Unmanned aerial vehicle, MQ-1 Predator]

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The Battle Of Fredericksburg Analysis

- The Battle of Fredericksburg Analysis Introduction The Union forces suffered one their most significant defeats of the Civil War at the Battle of Fredericksburg on 13 December 1862. The Union army was pushing towards Richmond, Virginia when they were met with a Confederate defensive stand while attempting to cross the Rappahannock River and the subsequent charges towards the Confederate positions. The first three steps of the Battle Analysis process will be covered briefly in this analysis along with an assessment of the significant actions taken....   [tags: Confederate States of America, American Civil War]

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Writing Skills And Reading Skills

- During this semester in LLD class, I have learned some writing skills and reading skills from the textbook “College Writing Skills,” and written three essays which helped me improve my reading and writing skills. Grammar is the rule of word and sentence, which means that put the right word into the appropriate position to make it become a complete sentence. In addition, this book tells us that the most important problem is to avoid having grammatical errors in the essay, that will make reader misunderstand the sentence 's meaning....   [tags: Writing, Grammar, Essay, Linguistics]

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Classroom Management And Behavior Support

- CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT AND BEHAVIOUR SUPPORT: Classroom management and behaviour support are closely intertwined sharing similar end goals, to help students exhibit expected/ wanted pro-social behaviour in and out of the classroom. However the two approaches take different routes to achieve this main aim (McDonald, 2013) Classroom management directs its self more to everyday classroom running, with a technical definition of effective classroom management it stating that it can be defined as an umbrella term that encompasses a wide variety of skills, techniques/ practical approaches that a teacher can use to support and foster positive behaviors throughout the classroom (Cooper, 2013)....   [tags: Education, Educational psychology]

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Dwight Eisenhower

- Dwight D. Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890, in Denison, Texas. His parents, David Jacob Eisenhower and Ida Stover Eisenhower, were a deeply religious couple who belonged to a Protestant sect called the River Brethren. Dwight had two older brothers, Arthur and Edgar, and three younger ones, Roy, Earl, and Milton. As a baby, his family moved to Abilene, Kansas where Dwight&#8217;s father worked in a creamery. During that time, the sons raised and sold vegetables and found a variety of other jobs to contribute to household expenses (2, Ambrose)....   [tags: essays research papers]

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St. Augustine

- Saint Augustine of Hippo Theologians, Biblical scholars and Christians all over the world often wrestle with two extremely important questions about their faith. These questions are, "What is God like?" and "How should we live in response to God?" Some feel that we need others to direct us, some feel we need them to challenge us, but everyone agrees that we need others. That is exactly how Saint Augustine struggles to find his faith and beliefs. He found it extremely difficult to come with a conclusion when it was staring at him straight in the face, but just as he did, we draw up our own conclusions with the guidance of others....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Thomas Stonewall Jackson

- Thomas Stonewall Jackson was born in Clarksburg, Virginia, on January 21, 1824. After graduating 17th in his class at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, he was commissioned as a second lieutenant. He served in the Mexican War and won two brevets. While he was in Mexico, Jackson became a Presbyterian. A friend said that, "He never smoked, he was a strict teetotaler and never touched a card." In 1851, Jackson was recruited to teach at the Virginia Military Institute. His students called him Deacon Jackson, while others compared him to Oliver Cromwell....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Changes in Technology

- Changes in Technology In 1789, 90% of the people in America worked on farms-the rest worked in the cities and its factories. By the time the Civil War took place, most of these people went to the city. In present times, only 5% of the American population work on farms. As you can see, times have changed and lifestyles now differ from the past because of the marvelous Industrial Revolution. The Industrial Revolution started in Britain during the mid-1700s; there, the British invented and developed technology which transformed the textile business....   [tags: Papers]

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The Battle of Fredericksburg

- The Battle of Fredericksburg falls in a long list of failures of the Army of the Potomac during the first year of the American Civil War. Following the Battle of Antietam the Northern Army had the opportunity to defeat Lee’s army. However, Northerners, were shocked by Lee’s escape following this battle on 17 September 1862, and were further upset by Major General George B. McClellan’s procrastination in pursuing Lee and allowing General J.E.B. Stuarts daring cavalry raid into Pennsylvania around Gettysburg (10-12 October 1862)....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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Rights of Juvenile Delinquency

- ... treatment,and prarole.All together it emphasized training and performance as the chief mechanisms of reformation. Another Penal reformer named Thomas Eddy he advocated moral uplift of blacks, the poor, and other unfortunates. In 1873 this characteristics Impulse him to have interest in penal reform which he wanted to put an end to branding, solitary, confinement, whipping posts, and pillories, Eddy had served on the prison reform commission and helped Senators like Philip Schulyer and Ambrose Spence to draft the penitentiary reform bill that became a law in 1796.His penal legislation authorized two state penitentiaries in Canada and New York City, John Augustus known as the “Father of P...   [tags: punishment, tratment, victims, reformers]

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Ching Li Falls Asleep

- In the morning dawn of a cool spring day, the sky is clear and a gentle breeze carries dandelions in the air. As the sun is rising, its warm rays spread gently over the flower-covered hills. Butterflies scatter throughout the green meadow as they are softly kissing each flower. The air is fresh and filled with sounds of birds and a rooster calling out in the morning. These were the images that Ching Li vividly experienced in her mind. These are the images she wished could dream without waking up for a few hours at least....   [tags: personal narrative]

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Drones Are The Future?

- Drones are the Future In 1903 Orville and Wilbur Wright are credited with flying the first powered, controlled, heavier-than-air airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This flight was manned. Twelve short years after this amazing flight, someone was curious enough to ask if the flight could be accomplished without a pilot on board. According to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which is the national aviation authority of the United States, remotely controlled aircraft have been defined as Unmanned Aircraft (UA), Remotely Piloted Aircraft (ROA), Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) (FAA, 2014)....   [tags: Unmanned aerial vehicle, MQ-1 Predator]

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The Cuban Missile Crisis

- “Let us call a truce to terror. Let us invoke the blessings of peace. And as we build an international capacity to keep peace, let us join in dismantling the national capacity to wage war.” John F. Kennedy. In the midst of the Cold War on October 16th , 1962 President John F. Kennedy was informed that an American U-2 spy airplane had photographic evidence that the Soviet Union had nuclear weapons in Cuba. The following thirteen days are considered the closets the world has ever been and hopefully ever will be to a thermonuclear war....   [tags: Cold War, Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet Union]

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A Comparison of Heroes in Beowulf and A Lesson Before Dying

- Everyday Heroes in Beowulf and A Lesson Before Dying Ernest Gaines novel, A Lesson Before Dying, is a story about, Jefferson, a black man who is wrongfully charged with a crime he did not commit. He cannot get a fair trial because he is a black man in the south. He is sentenced to be executed, but before he dies Grant, an educated black man, teaches him how to walk like a man, so people do not think of him as a hog. "Beowulf" is an epic poem over one thousand years old, which was told from one generation to another....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays]

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Summary and Analysis of The Parson's Tale

- Summary and Analysis of The Parson's Tale (The Canterbury Tales) Prologue to the Parson's Tale: When the Manciple's Tale was done, it was then four o'clock. The Host claimed that only one tale remained. The Parson, however, refused to tell a foolish story, for Paul advised against telling false stories. He says that he will tell a virtuous tale in prose. The Parson's Tale: There have been many spiritual ways that have led people to Jesus Christ and to the reign of glory. The most prominent of these ways is Penitence....   [tags: Canterbury Tales The Parson's Tale Essays]

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Summer Reading Assignment

- Summer Reading Assignment The novels The Loved One, and Endurance can both easily be related to my life, and the world that I live in today. Each of these stories has a meaning that is timeless, and contains morals that can never be dated. Each story has something to offer the reader on many levels. It may teach a lesson, reveal a truth or just simply entertain. Out of these stories I will make a connection to one or more of my personal experiences, a text-to-text connection, and a connection between these novels and the world today....   [tags: Literature Review]

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Corporate Social Responsibility

- In order to answer the main question of this study, a literature study was carried out to find out how Corporate Social Responsibility in literature was defined; what the role of stakeholders, specifically employees was in job advertisements. Furthermore, the theory of Person-Organization fit was explained and the different work motivation theories are discussed. 2.1 Corporate Social Responsibility Last couple of years Corporate Social Responsibility became more important for organization and society....   [tags: Business Management ]

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US Foreign Policy

- The contemporary foreign policy of the United States represents an evolving continuum of principles, conceptions and strategies that in part, derived from the particularistic American Cold War experience. As such, United States foreign policy is neither a static entity, nor is its intentions or direction uncontested. This essay will examine the underlying issues of identity and how, beginning with the Truman Doctrine, a distinct articulation of the national interest was evinced that has defined America’s role in the world....   [tags: American History, The Cold War]

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Electronic Performance Monitoring

- Companies (organizations) are adopting the use of various forms of modern technologies to improve their performance. Most of these technologies are implemented to check on performance and management of these organizations. The technologies are computer based and are mostly used to check employees’ performance (Ludwig & Goomas, 2010, p. 393). The technologies also help these organizations to evaluate employees based on their performance. One of such technologies is the electronic performance monitoring, which is the latest advancement (Lliopis, Gonzalez, & Gasco, 2005, p....   [tags: Business Management ]

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Uprising of the ANC

- Uprising of the ANC Uprising In 1959 a militant group of "Africanists" split from the of ANC and former the Pan African Congress (PAC), led by Robert Sobukwe. For the first time the ANC was challenged as the leading voice against apartheid. On March 21, 1960 over 5,000 Blacks held a protest against the pass books law in a township called Sharpeville. The demonstrators deliberately left their pass books behind challenging the police officers to arrest them. However, instead of arresting the demonstrators the police opened fire shooting 249 people and killing 69....   [tags: Papers]

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Correction Officer Burnout

- At any given time, a single corrections officer, can expect to be outnumbered by upwards of 400 inmates (Conover, 2011). It can be chilling to work in the midst of hundreds of inmates, some of which initiate attacks and inappropriate relationships. However, other issues have impacted the psychological health and physical safety of the staff. Detrimental factors have included heavy workloads, the prisons physical structure, and a lack of support from both peers and superiors. Each workplace issue has been in addition to role problems, specifically role ambiguity and role conflict (Schaufeli & Peeters, 2011)....   [tags: Law Enforcement ]

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Saint Augustine

- Saint Augustine Saint Augustine (354-430 AD), also known as Augustine of Hippo created an image of himself through his writings and teachings. He was born in Tagaste, a town in North Africa, on November 13, 354 AD. He was born into a middle class family. Patricius, his father, was a pagan, but later converted to Christianity because of his wife, Monica, was a devout Christian. Augustine’s mother, who was devoted to the Roman Catholic church, constantly tried for her son's conversion. Augustine was educated as a lecturer in the former North African cities of Tagaste, Madaura, and Carthage....   [tags: Biography Biographies Augustine Essays]

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The Men Who Knew Two Much A Compairson of Hitchocks Classic Original and Remake

- The Men Who Knew Two Much A Compairson of Hitchocks Classic Original and Remake Many works of art can be considered artifacts that hold volumes of information regarding the culture of the people that created them and the historical context in which they lived. Films are also treasures of culture, filled with clues and insights into the attitudes and perceptions of the people of the day. While documentary films obviously present a historical record of people and events, dramatic fictional movies can also reveal the same....   [tags: essays papers]

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Political Policies Between The United States and The Soviet Union During the 1970s

- Political Policies Between The United States and The Soviet Union During the 1970s One can not effectively interpret world political policies of the 1970's without the inclusion of the relationship known as détente, and the breakdown there of. The breakdown of the 1970's détente can be attributed to many different issues and events. In researching these events the varying opinions from both world superpowers which would establish the failure of détente in history, as a breakdown in communication and talks between the United State's White House and the Soviet Union's Kremlin with the collapse of détente marking the end of the 1970's....   [tags: American America History]

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The Natural Violence of Human Nature as Shown Through the Epic Beowulf

- The Natural Violence of Human Nature as Shown Through the Epic Beowulf Violence is the way of the game in the world of Beowulf. It is how things get done. It is what people care about. The songs in the Mead Hall are all sung of the great violent epics that took place in the times long gone. When there is no violence that can be perpetrated, these cultures tell stories of violence, so as to release this need for aggression that is somewhere deep with in them. This is in many ways like the world that we live in....   [tags: essays research papers]

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A Critique Of d-day June 6,1944: The Climatic Battle Of Wwii

- The book D-Day June 6, 1944: The Climactic Battle of World War II was written by Stephen E. Ambrose, and published by Simon & Schuester in New York. This book begins with a prologue that is followed by 32 chapters, a glossary, endnotes, a bibliography, an appendix, and an index. The first ten chapters give the events that lead up to D-Day, it discusses a variety of topics ranging from, general topics like the attackers and the defenders, to topics like what kind of weather conditions would be necessary for the invasion....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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How The Civil War Became A War To Free The Slaves

- When President Lincoln first called for troops to put down the confederate rebellion, he made no connection between this action and an attempt to end slavery. In fact, he explicitly stated "the utmost care will be observed to avoid any devastation, any destruction of, or interference with, property..." At this point, slavery was not yet integral to the struggle, it was much more important for the Union to air on the side of political prudence and avoid angering loyal boarder states. However, despite this lack of political dialogue, many abolitionists, slaves, and free blacks felt the war to preserve the union could also be a war to end slavery....   [tags: American History]

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Christopher Columbus' Motivations to Sail West for the Indies

- Christopher Columbus' Motivations to Sail West for the Indies Christopher Columbus lived in an age of Moslem expansion in the east. With the fall of Constantinople in 1453, direct land routes to the Indies were closed to European merchants and traders, thus creating the need to find a sea route to the Indies. Portugal had spent years sailing the coast of Africa to reach the Indies, but Columbus thought he had a better way: sailing west. With the defeat of the Moors in 1492 Queen Isabella of Spain was willing to consider to Columbus' proposal to sail west....   [tags: American America History]

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A Review of Peter Brown’s Augustine of Hippo

- A Review of Peter Brown’s Augustine of Hippo          Peter Brown’s Augustine of Hippo is a dense, scholarly work outlining the entire life of the Catholic bishop.  The University of California Press in Berkeley, California published the work in 1967.  My version was the 1973 second paperback printing, found in the University library.  Its smallish, scholarly, serifed, typewritten font allows for a instant respect for the subject matter:  the words are at first imposing, but then revealing as their serious tone complements the complexity of the text.  The pages are studded with footnotes, filling out this work with evidence of Brown’s exhaustive research.  There is a three-page preface bef...   [tags: Augustine Hippo]

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Are Terrorists Really Small Scale Agents of War?

- Are Terrorists Really Small Scale Agents of War. One of the most studied aspects of history is war, and the causes of war. There are five theories of war causation; these are economic, psychological, sociological and political. Another aspect of war is morality; pacifists, realists and just war theorists all view war in a different light based on their basic beliefs of the morality of the act. There is a strong correlation between war causation and terrorist act foundations. Of the theories of war, it is the psychological theories that are most relevant....   [tags: War Terror Terrorism Essays]

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The United States' Outlook on Foreign Policy Affairs

- The United States' Outlook on Foreign Policy Affairs The United States outlook on foreign policy affairs after World War II was influenced by the fear of communist expansionism rather than establishing foreign relations with each country. The U.S. found itself with a conflict between its profound belief in the constitution and democracy and a need for domestic and national security. In 1947, the National Security Act authorized the creation of the Central Intelligence Agency. Its role was to protect domestic security and oversee national relations....   [tags: Papers]

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Macbeth and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605

- Macbeth and the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 Shakespeare’s Macbeth was influenced by the gunpowder plot of 1605. The equivocation that was inspired by this event played an important role in the play. The general theme of Macbeth reflects the mood of society at the time that it was written. This relationship is a direct reflection of the mimetic theory. This paper will examine the Gunpowder Plot of 1605 and the role of equivocation in the subsequent prosecutions during the time that Shakespeare was writing Macbeth, and show how Macbeth was influenced by the event....   [tags: Comparison Comapre Contrast Essays]

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Commanders of the Army of the Potomac

- Commanders of the Army of the Potomac In his civil war book Commanders of the Army of the Potomac Warren Hassler Jr. fantastically recounts the events that transpired between 1861 to 1865 during which seven men were given the reigns of the North's Army of the Potomac and asked to lead the Union to victory. However, one of the greatest commanders in history stood in their way; Robert E. Lee, and each was pitted against this great general one by one and given the chance to make history. The first, Irvin McDowell was regarded in this book as a great soldier in his own right but a terrible leader who displayed visible gaps in his preparedness, in his tactics, and in his strategy....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Outline from may 31- june 12, 1864

- May 31 - June 12, 1864 In the overland campaign of 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant with the Army of the Potomac battled General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia for six weeks across central Virginia. At the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna and Totopotomoy Creek, Lee repeatedly stalled, but failed to stop, Grant's southward progress toward Richmond. The next logical military objective for Grant was the crossroads styled by locals Old Cold Harbor. May 31, 1864 After sparring along the Totopotomoy northeast of Richmond, Grant ordered Major General Philip Sheridan's cavalry to move south and capture the crossroads at Old Cold Harbor....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Beginning of a Never Ending Conflict

- Today, Christianity is filled with different denominations. Each denomination differs in opinion in certain areas. The origin of the differences in Christianity dates back to the Roman Empire when Christianity was developed. The Roman Empire was primarily polytheistic and people in the empire were expected to conform and bow down to all Roman gods. Judaism was the first religion to claim that there was only one God, a strictly monotheistic view. Despite Roman expectations of conformation, Judaism was not seen as a threat to the empire and Jews practiced their religion with minimal persecution....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Arctic Voyages of Martin Frobisher, 1576-1578

- On 17 June 1576 the thirty ton bark Gabriel, accompanied by the smaller bark Michael and a tiny pinnace, set sail from London to seek out a north-west sea passage to the treasures of the Orient. The three small vessels, whose total complement was only thirty four men, were commanded by Martin Frobisher. Although the purpose of the voyage was to find a alternate sea route to the east the two subsequent voyages that quickly followed were a prelude to the establishment of English sovereignty in North America....   [tags: World History]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt and The New Deal

- Franklin D. Roosevelt and The New Deal Franklin D. Roosevelt and New Deal As one of the greatest Presidents in the American history, Franklin Delano Roosevelt (FDR) saved the U.S. from the Great Depression by carrying out his famous "A New Deal." But criticism of FDR's New Deal has never stopped since the day it was created. Ambrose Evans-Pritchard in his article "FDR was overrated" notes that "…government spending revived economic activity under Roosevelt has had extremely damaging consequences for the rest of the 20th century."(Evans-Pritchard, 24) William J....   [tags: Papers]

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Ardipithecus Ramidus Kadabba: The Oldest Hominid

- Ardipithecus Ramidus Kadabba: The Oldest Hominid There was a chief new discovery of fossil bones and teeth belonging to the earliest human ancestors ever discovered. The fossil bones predate the oldest formerly discovered human ancestor by more than a million years. The discovery was of fossil remains of a hominid that lived in present day Ethiopia between 5.2 and 9.8 million years ago. (Hominids include all species following the split as of the chimpanzees on the “human” side of the evolutionary tree.) “Analyses of the hominid indicate that they belonged to a previously unidentified species, which anthropologist Yohannes Haile-Selassie of the Cleveland Museum of Natura...   [tags: Anthropology Essays Paleontology Papers]

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