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The Life of Saint Ignatius

- Saint Ignatius’s life was from 1491-1556. He was born to Beltran de Onaz Loyola and Dona Marina Sanchez de Licona they were married in 1467. Ingnatuis father died when he was sixteen years of age, and there was no record of his mother’s birth or death. It is not known if Saint Ignatius ever saw or knew his mother. The reason for that belief was because he was nursed by a common woman who lived in one of the villages and her name was Maria Garin. His grandfather, Don Juan Perez de Onaz, was married to Dona Sancha and they had to three children from that union, one of which was Saint Ignatius’s father Beltran, and two daughters....   [tags: Literature Review]

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The Life of Atahualpa

- It is believed that Atahualpa was born for the year 1500, in Cajamarca, now knows as Peru. His parents were Huayna Capac and Tocto Coca. Atahualpa was a respectful person, because to his very early age, he showed the people to be a very intelligent and bravely person. His father and Willac Umu who was the great priest of the Sol died around the year 1525, Atahualpa´s dad delivered the red mascaypacha to Huáscar, who got Cuzco's kingdom and to Atahualpa the kingdom of Quito. Initially there was peace between both kings, but in the king of Huascar there were people that didn´t want him and Atahualpa expanded his kingdom, making big battles and a big loosing of life between those kingdoms....   [tags: kingdom, battles, inca]

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Francisco Pizarro

- Francisco Pizarro Francisco Pizarro, Born in Trujillo, Estremadura, Spain, in 1471. He was the son of Gonzalo Pizarro and Francisca Gonzalez, Francisco did not know how to read or write. He had little education throughout his life. His father was a captain of infantry and had fought in many battles. Pizarro always wanted to explore and sail. Pizarro set sail to Urabi. He lost many men during his explorations. He went to Cartagena, where he met another explorer named Balboa and they became close friends....   [tags: Biography]

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Reading Comprehension Is Important Skill That Are Read And Understand What They Have Read?

- Introduction Do students understand what they read. Educators need to guide students to be able to read and understand what they have read. Reading comprehension is an important skill that is critical to be successful in their educational lives. It is an important skill that is needed in every subject area. When students are reading, they make a connection with the text and the prior knowledge of the topic that they are reading about. Comprehension is may not be an easy task but it requires the students to understand language and cognitive skills to understand what they are reading....   [tags: Educational psychology, Learning disability]

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The Intellectual History Of New Spain And Its Development Of A National Consciousness

- Jacques Lafaye, a French historian, published a study pertaining to the intellectual history of New Spain and its development of a national consciousness that would facilitate a move towards independence. Lafaye takes a unique approach of examining the formation of Mexico’s national conciseness by pointing to the importance of religious thought in that process. In this ethnohistorical study the author pays special attention to the interaction of Iberian Christianity and Aztec belief system in New Spain....   [tags: Mexico City, Mexico, Aztec, Hernán Cortés]

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How Halloween Is Better Than What We Make It Out

- Halloween is widely celebrated and known, but most people who celebrate this holiday don’t know the true origin and why it is celebrated. Halloween has lost its meaning in the modern world, it is a holiday only for fun, parties, candy, rotting teeth, and scaring people. I think the origin behind Halloween is better than what we make it out to be today. Halloween’s earliest trace is the Celtic festival, Samhain, which is the last day of the Celtic calendar; also known as summer’s end. Summer’s end is mark for end of harvest and the transition to winter which is important to the Celts because they live off of the plants they grow and the animals they raise....   [tags: Halloween, Samhain, Aztec, Day of the Dead]

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Indigenous People and Their Contact With Imperialists or Explorers

- The Tutsi The Tutsi people of East Africa had cultural contact with their sister tribe, the Hutu, this occurred during the 14th century when the Tutsi migrated to Rwanda. During about the 1880 (19th Century) Roman Catholic missionaries arrived in the region, wanting to convert the Tutsi to Catholic, however this desire was not intensified until World War 1. The Tutsi people were rich in traditions and customs before the imperialism and colonialism of East Africa, they had ceremonies regarding the naming of children and what to do after the death of a family member....   [tags: Westernization, Expansion]

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The Literacy Support Services Available At River Community College

- Introduction The purpose of this six-week study was to determine with what frequency and consistency do students and professors use the literacy support services available at River Community College. The research was conducted through interviews, surveys, student artifacts of learning strategies, and Blackboard student records. These collective methods were designed to answer the following sub-questions, “What types of support and resources are available?”, “What knowledge do students and professors have of the available literacy support systems?”, “ What are the professor referral rates to the Early Alert System?”, and “What are the barriers to effective use of these services by professor...   [tags: University, Student, Homework, College]

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The Many Dimensions of the Mexica Indian Empire

- The Mexica Empire was a grand civilization with many accomplishments and merits. Even Bernal Díaz would later lament the destruction of the capital of Tenochtitlan (Townsend 126). Conversely, the society was not entirely destroyed by the Spanish, as the preservation of native stories, traditions, and languages shows. The indigenous people were not only victims, but agents, in the Empire’s transition through the conquest. On one hand the Mexica Indians were victims of unequal weaponry at the hands of lustful, greedy, and cruel invaders....   [tags: world history]

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The Mission And The End Of A Culture

- In both “the mission” and “the end of a culture”, we see how complicated, and overall detrimental colonization was to the existing indigenous population. Masked with claims to “save” the indigenous by converting them to Christianity, the Spaniards forced indigenous native Americans to adopt to their[the Spanish] way of life. Aside from reviewing both films, I will also draw information from the power point lecture to elaborate on how and why the Spanish were able to conquer and subdue such a large area of land and people....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas]

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Overview of Huaca de la Luna, Peru

- The Moche were a pre-Incan civilization that dominated the area of the Northern Peru coastline, roughly from 100 to 800 AD. They were known for their distinctive ceramics and artwork which depicted ritualistic human sacrifice, and their unique mortuary treatment of the deceased. Settlements ranged from farmsteads to urban agglomerations. (Millaire 2004) Temple complexes, usually consisting two paired buildings, dotted the coastline with evidence of ritualistic behavior. Huaca de la Luna, paired with Huaca del Sol and thought to be the capital of Moche, is an adobe structure located on the hill of Cerro Blanco on the Moche river valley in Northern Peru (Verano 2000)....   [tags: pre-incan civilization, moche, ]

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The Spanish Crown Of The Aztec Empire

- In 1518 Hernán Cortés took command of an expedition to secure the interior of Mexico in the name of the Spanish Crown. In the letters he detailed his expedition and the land and peoples they conquered and encountered. The first letter, dated 1519, is a problematic document as it is written in the third person and was most likely not actually wire by cortez. The second and third letters are much more reliable and were published in Seville in 1522 and 1523 respectively. The culture, geography, economy and other details of the Aztec civilization, as well as Cortés and his forces’ interaction with them, are detailed in his letters which are addressed to the monarch of the sponsor of his force, S...   [tags: Aztec, Mexico, Hernán Cortés, Mesoamerica]

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Mexican Americans : The Mexican American Identity

- Mexican Americans has become one of the largest identities in the Unites States. The Mexican American identity has roots dating back to the beginning of the destruction of the Mexica in Mesoamerica, to colonial times of Nueva España, to period of U.S Manifest Destiny. The Mexican American Identity has been shaped with abuse, violence, loss of lives and the consequences of a single story and historical amnesia. The beginning of an identity that one day would be consider the Mexican American identity began with the conquest of the Americas and the Mexica....   [tags: United States, Race, Mexico]

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price of greed

- The Price of Greed Argh matey. Welcome aboard the ship that will lead to a world of pirates. Lets be cautious now the sight of gold can make any man lust with greed and in a blink of an eye they are lost in a world of gluttony. Now will enter a place where the desire for more has taken control over many men that are now doomed. Pirates of the Caribbean: The curse of the Black Pearl is a tale of betrayal and greed; where the greed of man leads to a path of many riches but a life cursed without enrichment....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Rise of the American Empire

- WWII has a ripple effect across the globe causing changes both internationally and domestically. Internationally, The sun finally began to set over the British Empire with the majority of her majesties colonial possessions gaining independence in the years following the war. Britain’s stage left exit from its hegemonic role resulted in the start of a new “Great Game” between two burgeoning superpowers. A new world order began to take shape with the United States and USSR vying to establish their own hegemony....   [tags: World History]

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Criminals: Gaining Cleverness Through Crime Television

- Picture this: it is a weeknight and you are watching Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune while enjoying a delicious meal with your family. After those programs finish, it is now about eight o’clock. During late night, local channels present new or old episodes of many television shows. There is American Idol, So You Think You Can Dance, The Bachelorette, but most importantly CSI, Criminal Minds, etc. To most viewers, shows like CSI or Criminal Minds capture their attention and find them interesting. Watching the characters solve crimes by either using forensic science or studying the “behavior” of the criminal....   [tags: Criminology]

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The Issue of LGBT Hate Crimes

- Hate Crimes: crimes motivated by a victim’s actual or perceived gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or religion(Federal officials, 2011). Hate crimes have been around for centuries. A hate crime is considered any malicious crime that is derived from hatred towards a certain group of people. African Americans are still victim to hate crimes, even after the Civil Rights movement. James Byrd Jr. suffered a prime example of a gruesome hate crime in 1998, because of his African American descent....   [tags: sexual orientation, disability, gender identity]

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Biography of John Enst Steinbeck Jr.

- Famous novelist John Ernst Steinbeck Jr. was born on February 27, 1902, in Salinas, California. His books, including his ground-breaking work The Grapes of Wrath often dealt with social and economic problems. His father, John Ernst Steinbeck, tried several different jobs to keep food on the table for his family: He owned a feed-and-grain store, managed a flour plant and had a job as the treasurer of Monterey County. His mom Olive Hamilton Steinbeck, was a ex- schoolteacher. For the most part, Steinbeck who grew up with three sisters had a nice childhood....   [tags: grapes of wrath, nobel prize, literature]

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Working Thesis : African American Families

- Working Thesis: In African American families, some fathers don’t understand the importance of being present and participating in their children’s lives. The intention of this essay is to show that an absent father can extensively affect their children mentally and physically. It will be debated that inattentive fathers should be willing to make a change for the lives of their children. Blow, Charles M. "Black Dads Are Doing Best of All." The New York Times. The New York Times, 08 June 2015. Web....   [tags: Mother, Father, Family, Fatherhood]

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The American Holocaust By David Stannard

- 1) In the “American Holocaust” by David Stannard, Stannard points out how the Spaniards, British, and Americans were treating the indigenous people differently. In chapter 1 of the “American Holocaust,” Stannard talks about how the Europeans main goal was to find and acquire gold. When the Europeans began to arrive in America they began to discover a land that contained a variety of gold. Once they discovered that there was gold they began to establish and did not see the indigenous people as part of the land....   [tags: Slavery, United States]

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John Keats: The Next Shakespeare

- ... The second structure Keats uses in his poems is personification, which can mostly be seen in “Ode on a Grecian Urn.” The use of personification in this poem can be seen when the poem states, “Sylvan historian, who canst thus express.” (Keats, Ode to a Grecian Urn, page 891, line 3) In these lines Keats is comparing the urn to a historian because of the ancient art work that covers the side of the urn. Keats throughout the entire poem talks to the urn as if it is a real person, he almost has a real conversation with is almost like two people would have together....   [tags: Poet, Structure, Poems]

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Pay Inequality For Female Doctors

- Pay Inequality for Female Doctors It has long been known that in the United States, women do not make the same amount of money as men do in the workforce. Women have gained so many rights that have previously been unavailable to them in the past few centuries, so why are women in 2015 still not receiving the same pay benefits as men. According to Chen, “women working full time, year round earned an average of $0.78 for every dollar earned by men working full time, year round.” Unfortunately this pay gap between genders is increasingly prominent in healthcare....   [tags: Gender, Female, Male, Woman]

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The Death Of Native Americans

- At this point historians do not deny that the death of numerous Native Americans largely came as a result of European expansion into the Americas. However, whether these deaths constituted genocide is still debated. If modern UN and US definition of the term are to be extrapolated, those events, however brutal, do not meet either of the declared requirements. The various acts of violence cannot be qualified as genocide for genocide is not measure in brutality but rather on intent. In the case of the Spanish expansion in the New World, little evidence suggests intentionalism as only a small portion were actively slaughtered either in fighting or during latter Spanish governance with the major...   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Dyslexia in Pediatrics

- Dyslexia is a learning disability that affects reading, writing, spelling, and sometimes speaking in children. Dyslexia is known as one of the common disabilities in children. Dyslexia can be mild or severe, every child diagnosed with dyslexia is different in some ways. Treatment for dyslexia should be introduced as early as possible for best results, however, it is never too late for improvement. (Bucciarell & Rais, 2008) Dyslexia can be inherited through a person’s family or it can be caused by the way the brain has developed during pregnancy and early childhood....   [tags: Dyslexia, Pediatrics,]

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Get a Job

- Stars. Before winter break started my mother told me to get a job. I had never had a job before. In the past I had looked around from one, briefly, unenthusiastically, hoping to get a bit of extra cash; but nothing ever came up. One night, a week before winter break, my mother was sitting at the dining table with me. I was looking at a magazine and she was tearing a cigarette apart for some reason. “While your father and I are gone, I want you to get a job, Mike,” she said. “Okay, sure” I said, not taking her seriously....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Transition of Puerto Peñasco to Rocky Point a Fishing Community

- The Transition of Puerto Peñasco to Rocky Point a Fishing Community Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, or to us gringos known as Rocky Point, began its life close to 90 years ago. In the 1920s Puerto Peñasco was known as Cerro de Peñasco and was merely a temporary camp for passing fishermen. Over the years that small fishing camp began to develop into a full fledged fishing community and Americans began to notice the potential of the area as a tourist destination....   [tags: Papers]

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Book Review of Plagues and Peoples by William H. McNeill

- William H. McNeill makes a monumental contribution to the knowledge of humanity in his book Plagues and Peoples. He looks at the history of the world from an ecological point of view. From this viewpoint the history of human civilization is greatly impacted by changing patterns of epidemic infection. Plagues and Peoples suggests that "the time scale of world history...should [be] viewed [through] the "domestication" of epidemic disease that occurred between 1300 and 1700" (page 232). "Domestication" is perceived "as a fundamental breakthrough, directly resulting from the two great transportation revolutions of that age - one by land, initiated by the Mongols, and one by sea, initiated by Eu...   [tags: Book Reviews Plagues and Peoples]

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The Effects of Columbus' Arrival in the America's

- The Effects of Columbus' Arrival in the America's In order to understand the effects of Christopher Columbus' arrival in the Americas, one must first understand the native populous' level of technology, as well as their cultural background. In this essay you will find first hand accounts as written by the people that were with Columbus when he landed, as well as documentation from his hand. The point of this essay is not to degrade an explorer of new lands, but to show that he, like so many other explorers, assumed that the native peoples to be primitive because of their relative lack of "modern" technology....   [tags: Christopher Columbus Essays]

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Orson Welles' The Magnificent Ambersons

- “The biggest mistake we have made is to consider that films are primarily a form of entertainment. The film is the greatest medium since the invention of movable type for exchanging ideas and information, and it is no more at its best in light entertainment than literature is at its best in the light novel.” - Orson Welles Orson Welles was passionate about film. By the young age of 25, he had directed, produced, and starred in what is today considered by most to be the greatest movie ever made, Citizen Kane....   [tags: Movies Films Movie Film Essays]

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Exploration Of The New World

- From the earliest stages of exploration of the new world, Indians and Europeans have always had a misconstrued and preconceived impression of the each other. Thus, sowing the seeds of failure not only the Englishmen but the Native Americans as well, but these notions come with experience. However, in the beginning the Native Americans were hospitable and curious of the settlers. The founding of the new world and the very first exploration of this new world, left a premonition of what was to come of the relationship between the natives of the land and the invading foreigners....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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Medical Tourism

- Background Recently, there has been a large number of Americans flying to India for medical procedures. The practice of traveling abroad to receive both elective and non-elective medical procedures is called medical tourism (Steklof 722). The number of Americans who traveled overseas to receive medical treatment increased from 500,000 in 2005 to 750,000 in 2007 (Steklof 724). Many of these medical tourists are choosing to travel abroad due to rising healthcare costs and the difficulty to retrieve healthcare in a timely manner in his the United States (Maeghani 18)....   [tags: Medicine]

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UPS Strike

- UPS Strike In early August of 1997 the United Parcel Service (UPS) had a predicament on its hands, a teamsters strike. UPS, the world’s largest package distribution company was coming off a year [1996] in which they reported sales of $22.4 billion. UPS Employed 75,000 management and non-union employees compared with 185,000 teamsters who are part of the AFL-CIO that were going on strike. The teamsters rejected a contract extension offer from the company leaving the fate of millions of packages carrying everything from lobsters to laser printers up in the air (Johnson)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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A.I. Film Analysis

- A.I.: Artificial Intelligence is a Steven Spielberg science fiction drama film, which conveys the story of a younger generation robot, David, who yearns for his human mother’s love. David’s character stimulates the mind-body question. What is the connection between our “minds” and our bodies. It is apparent that we are personified entities, but also, that we embrace “more” than just our bodies. “Human persons are physical, embodied beings and an important feature of God’s intended design for human life” (Cortez, 70)....   [tags: Artificial Intelligence]

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The Concept of "Advanced Civilization" Led to the European Conquests on the 16th and 17th Centuries

- During the European conquests of the 16th and 17th centuries, the concept of an advanced civilization was essential most of the time. This can be supported by the strategic Spanish conquests, Portuguese exploration, and the Dutch trading empire. To begin with, North and South America, which had existed in isolation for thousands of years, came into contact with the rest of the world via the Italian explorer, Christopher Columbus. In 1492, he was sent by Spain to look for a route to India. Rather, Columbus came into contact with a Caribbean island....   [tags: advanced civilization, colonization, history, Euro]

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The Exploration Age For The Europeans

- The Exploration age for the europeans was the way to get rich famous and make money for their mother country. With the new exploration tools that helped many explores sail to the new world and explore the land and to learn about the native people culture and how they lived. With the new knowledge of the new world introduces new threats to both the Europeans and the Natives such as disease, enslavement of people and the decimation of populations in the new world due to exploration. The age of exploration was started when christopher columbus went to the new world which he thought was india in 1492....   [tags: Europe, Age of Discovery, Christopher Columbus]

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Pre-Columbian Civilizations

- Pre-Columbian Civilizations Cultures had been flourishing thousands of years before the Europeans arrived to the New World. Great empires such as the Aztecs, Mayans, and Incas inhabited the vast lands of Central and South America. These three major powers controlled the land before Columbus or Cortez were even born. Although the Pre-Columbian civilizations and the Europeans shared some similar ideas, life was very different in the New World compared with that of Middle Age Europe. In the New World were the three main Civilizations, The Aztecs, The Mayans, and the Incas....   [tags: Papers]

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The Trials of Changing Tradition in Shirley Jones´ The Lottery and Hernard Tellez´s Lather and Nothing Else

- Tradition is an answer to how peoples live their lives. For many it is a social norm, how they have lived culturally for several generations. Despite the significance of tradition in many societies, it’ can still be very harmful to the people involved. Tradition doesn’t necessarily have to have a positive feature for many folks. In the end tradition could cause more harm than it is meant for good. Thus it is really important to change traditional values of communities to improve the quality of life for many people....   [tags: change, tradition, values, community, quality]

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Origins vs. Environment: Methods of Colonization in the New World

- Christopher Columbus landed in the Indies in 1492 while searching for a shorter water route to China and India. After this, the New World became a place attractive for its religious freedom, trading opportunities, land, and farming potential unavailable in some places in Europe at the time. Three countries involved in settling America are Spain, England, and France. Spain conquered the land, seizing it along with its population. The English, on the other hand, did not claim the population; instead, they took the land and displaced its people....   [tags: Spain, England, France]

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Analysis Of ' Why The Opussum 's Tail Is Bare

- Myth Analysis “Why the Opussum’s Tail is Bare” is a myth told by the Cherokee Indians, and contains several fairy tale and folk tale elements. First, the story begins talking about how animals acted highly similarly to people, as the animals talk and live in houses. This is an example of a fairy tale element because animals cannot talk and are being personified in such a way. Another example of a fairy tale element is the designated roles in the animal society; the myth states, “Thus, Frog was leader in the council, and Rabbit because of his speed, was employed to carry messages and announcements to others.” Animals acting in this way are very fictional and are therefore examples of personi...   [tags: Cherokee, Native Americans in the United States]

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Communism and the Free Market System in China

- Capitalistic and communist economic systems have been in the forefront and have been popular and spoken about in recent times. In our world today, we have countries that are either pro capitalistic or procommunist. In this paper we are going to look at the ideas of Milton Friedman, Hernando Desoto, and MacGregor, whom all have different theories. We will take look at two countries, one being the United States, and the other being China. Currently both countries are competition to reach the number one spot in GDP and china has recently been making it to the number #1 spot....   [tags: Politics, Economic Systems]

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A Brief History of the State of Louisiana

- Since 1541, Louisiana has been ruled under ten different flags, starting with Hernando de Soto’s flag, a man who claimed the region for Spain (“About Louisiana”). For six weeks after the Civil War had first started, Louisiana had become an independent commonwealth before finally joining the Confederacy. The Louisiana Purchase was negotiated by President Thomas Jefferson, in 1803, in order to get a part of Louisiana in American hands, which was considered essential (“About Louisiana”). Louisiana was a center for trading and finances during most of its early history and it was one of the most prosperous regions in America due to the act that its land was very abundant....   [tags: American history, territory of Orleans]

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Research Paper : Rivers ( The Mississippi )

- Research Paper: Rivers (the Mississippi) The Mississippi River is one of the world 's extraordinary rivers. It is the longest in the United States, more than twenty-three hundred miles in length, as it structures the outskirts of ten states, just about bisecting the mainland (Currie,2003, 8). This waterway has a long history also, and it has touched the lives of numerous individuals. The Mississippi is said to start at Lake Itasca in Minnesota. In 1832, pilgrim Henry Schoolcraft named this lake, not after any neighborhood Indian name, but rather from the Latin words for "genuine head" which are veritas caput abbreviated to "Itasca" (Currie, 2003, 4)....   [tags: Mississippi River, River, Louisiana]

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Analysis Of Schumpeter 's Concept Of Creative Destruction

- Schumpeter’s concept of creative destruction is rooted in the idea of the future will somehow be related to the present. The cell phones of today are related to the cell phones of the past. We don’t carry them in those highly fashionable bags of the past, but we still use the same basic technology to call other people. We also use them to send many ways to communicate, watch video, access the internet, and take pictures. Today’s cell phone was on the edge of what we thought might be possible 20 years ago....   [tags: Economics, Innovation, Capitalism, Planned economy]

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Biography of Milton Friedman: Famous American Economist

- Milton Friedman is one of the well-known America economist that success in the field of economics. He was born on 31st July 1912 in Brooklyn, New York, United State of America and died of heart failure on 16th November 2006 at the age of 94 in San Francisco, California, United State of America. Milton Friedman has three elder sister and he is the fourth and last child and first son of Jeno Saul Friedman and Sarah Ethel, both of whom worked as dry goods merchants. His height is about 152 centimetres....   [tags: income, total wealth]

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Taking a Look at the Louisiana Purchase

- The Louisiana purchase was a very significant event in the United States of America that changed the country we live in today. Since, “1762, Spain had owned the territory of Louisiana, between the Mississippi River and the Rocky Mountains” (Office of the Historian). This purchase led to many great things due to the French now having possession over it. Even though the French sold major land in the Louisiana Purchase, the money gained by France and the land acquired by America was a win for both sides of the deal....   [tags: significant events in the USA]

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The Spanish Revolution Of The United States

- When Columbus landed in Hispaniola he had no idea where he actually was, he thought he was in India, he died never knowing he was wrong. The Spanish came in search of gold and the possibility of trade; both of which they found. The Spanish did so well in the New World, the influx of currency coming back to Spain caused massive inflation in prices, and all the gold coming back did not go unnoticed by other European nations. In England Queen Elizabeth would give privateers letters of marquis, which formally announced that they could steal from Spanish ships as long as the crown got it’s cut....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States]

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A School Climate That Supports Student Engagement

- • Maintains a school climate that supports student engagement in learning; 1. How do you create a positive school climate to promote student learning. 2. How do you maintain that climate through difficult changes, from other staff members, district changes, or state level changes. • Generates a focus on student and professional learning in the school that is clearly linked to the system-wide strategic objectives and the school improvement plan; 3. How do you notify staff members of the SIP. 4. How do plan on monitoring the school-wide implementation of the SIP goals....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Pedagogy, Learning]

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The Fall of the Inca Empire

- The Inca Empire, the massive nation that extended 2,500 miles along the western coast of South America and had a population of over 7 million at its peak. It included all of what is now Ecuador and Peru and most of Chile. Known as “The Children of the Sun”, they excelled at craftsmanship, weaving, and culture (“Children of the Sun”). A very religious people, they worshiped the Sun as their supreme god and held religious festivals monthly to appease these gods. Although they did not value it aside from its beautiful appearance, the Inca Empire was home to millions of pounds of solid gold and silver....   [tags: History, Ecuador, Peru, Chile]

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My Career as an Athletic Trainer

- As many of you might have guessed, my chosen career is to be an Athletic Trainer. When I tell people I want to be an Athletic Trainer, they think I mean an actual trainer having to do with lifting weights, working out, and helping an athlete train. There are actually two types of Athletic Trainers. The first type is a personal trainer who is hired to help you train for an athletic event and get you in shape. That is not what I want to. I want to do something totally different than that. I want to be an actual Athletic Trainer who is on the sidelines of football and soccer games, or an other sport that needs one....   [tags: personal trainer, safety, injury]

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Investingating the Growth-Inflation Nexus in Africa

- Every macroeconomic policy aims at keeping the output growth rate at a high and sustainable level, and the inflation rate at a stable, desirable level. Price level stability is crucial in determining the output growth rate. This led central banks in a number of countries to implement inflation targeting regimes. Such decisions give rise to the important question: what is the most suitable inflation target. The literature regarding the nature of the relation between inflation and growth goes back to the 1960s....   [tags: regression model, inflation, economic growth]

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The Sociological Theory Of Sociological Perspective

- Sociologists take a unique approach when observing and evaluating social situations. According to C. Wright Mills (1959), we need to take a “sociological approach” to situations to better grasp the full meaning behind them. Mills states, “neither the life of an individual nor the history of a society can be understood without understanding both.” So what is the “sociological approach?” Simply put, instead of merely focusing on a personal issue, it’s necessary to zoom out and put the entire society in the picture....   [tags: Sociology, C. Wright Mills, Police]

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Planet Of Slums By Mike Davis

- Mike Davis in his book Planet of Slums, discusses the Third World and the impact globalization and industrialization has on both urban and poverty stricken cities. The growth of urbanization has not only grown the middle class wealth, but has also created an urban poor who live side by side in the city of the wealthy. Planet of Slums reveals astonishing facts about the lives of people who live in poverty, and how globalization and the increase of wealth for the urban class only hurts those people and that the increase of slums every year may eventually lead to the downfall of the earth....   [tags: Poverty, World Bank, Economic inequality]

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Effects Of The Trail Of Tears

- The effects of the Trail of Tears When we think of the first people in America, whom do we think of. Of course, Christopher Columbus comes to mind. Yet, the first people to step on land were the native people. The native people were the first people to set foot on this soil, long before any white person. Regrettably, they were brutally attack, and removed from their homes. This how the Trails of Tears began. This paper will discuss the effects of The Trail of Tears had on the Indians. There were five tribes that were called “The Civilized Tribes”....   [tags: Cherokee, Native Americans in the United States]

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Native Indians And The Indigenous Indians

- As each day passes on to a new, I have taken to notice our weather becoming quite colder than before. The crops have perished due to the lack of rain in our mid-South land of the Americas. I have heard murmurs about a great and powerful conquistador, known as Son of the Sun, headed to our parts of the land whose objectives are unknown for the community of natives. I fear the combinations of colder weather and a prevailing conqueror coming before us will be nothing but terror for the indigenous Indians....   [tags: Indigenous peoples of the Americas]

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Aztecs

- AZTECS The Aztecs came from Azatlan which is the mythical place of origin(Aztecs of Lost Civilization). Huizilopochtli, the god of war, told the Aztecs to leave Azatlan and wander until they saw an eagle perched on a cactus growing out of a rock and eating a snake(Los Aztecas). The Aztecs traveled many years to find the legend and finally found it while at Lake Texcoco. Lake Texcoco was ruled by the Toltecs between the 10th and 11th centuries(Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia). Since many other tribes also migrated to Lake Texcoco at the same time, the Aztecs were pushed out to the westside of the lake to a swampy area....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Conquistador History: Cortés and Montezuma

- Hernán Cortés intended to bring back riches from America not conquer a people, but he and his conquistadors, who coincided with the return of the god Quetzalcóatl, were responsible for the death of the Aztec emperor, Montezuma. From 1502 to 1520, during the height of their mighty empire, the Aztecs had before them their most famous ruler of all time. Born in 1466 and of noteworthy lineage, Montezuma II proved himself as a young warrior and politician and was inaugurated as the Aztec emperor in 1502 after his uncle, Emperor Axayacatl, died....   [tags: aztecs, quetzalcoatl, tlaxcatlecans]

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Native American And Native Americans

- The Native Indians that lived in Tennessee lived a Stone Age lifestyle they online used tools and weapons made of stone, many had never seen a horse and no knowledge of the wheel. Many of the tribes in Tennessee included Catawba, Chickasaw, and the Yuchi tribes. The Native Americans residing in Tennessee their way of life based on the natural raw material available in the local area. The resources provided food, clothing, and houses for the Native Americans residing in Tennessee. Tennessee was named after Cherokee name “Tanasi” meaning “Little River”....   [tags: Cherokee, Native Americans in the United States]

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History Of The Mississippi River

- The History of the Mississippi River Rivers have been extremely important to the history of the world. They have shaped mountains, valleys, and even cultures. Rivers are extremely important to the individuals who live in the areas around them. Native Americans, colonists, and us today use rivers in some way or another. And one of the biggest rivers in American history is of course the Mississippi River. At 2,340 miles long the Mississippi river is the second longest river in the United States....   [tags: Mississippi River, River, Louisiana, New Orleans]

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Emergency Care For The Homeless

- First responders such as Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT’s) get a good look at the problems presented regarding health care for the homeless. Many emergency calls each day in any emergency system are devoted to dealing with a homeless person who has suffered from a chronic and untreated problem that has progressed unchecked and turned into an acute problem. And where are these patients taken. They are taken to the local emergency room to treat what likely would have been avoided if preventative measures had already been put into place....   [tags: Homelessness, Poverty, Health care]

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Psilocybin and its Many Uses

- In the kingdom of Fungi, is a collection of different organic multicellulary eukaryotic organisms. Fuguses are unique from any other life form. They grow in the wild yet they are not plants. They also breakdown and digest animals and plants alike, but they are not animals. Fungi are made up of chitin, a derivative of glucose that is also found in cephalopods, arthopods and crustaceans alike. Similiar to cellulose which is a what plants' cell walls are comprised of, Chitin is a tough material that gives the Fungi its structure....   [tags: Kingdom of Fungi, Organic Multicellulary]

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My Last High School Rodeo

- I took a deep breath as I walked my horse into the Greeley Stampede Arena. I told myself just to "relax." I loped a circle around the arena to make sure that my horse was warmed up and ready to go. He was ready but I was starting to get nervous. I stopped in front of the roping box to put my piggin' string in my mouth. I looked at my calf in the chute to make sure that it was number 33, which was one of the best calves out of the whole set. It was, and I was ready to ride into the box and rope my calf, or attempt to rope my calf....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]

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Racism and The Cherokee

- Christopher Columbus “discovered” America in 1492. His discovery happened when Europe and its growing states were ready, both technologically and financially, to explore the world in order to settle trade relationships and colonies. Mercantilism, which is an economic system that measure the wealth of country by the amount of precious metal (ex: gold) which it possessed, drove the policies of expansion of many European countries such as Portugal, Spain, England or France. For instance, England began the European colonization of America through a joint stock company, the Virginia Company, in Chesapeake....   [tags: Racism Essays]

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Brief History of Bolivia

- Bolivia, a country rich in history and natural beauty has a long storied past. Named after independence fighter Simon Bolivar, Bolivia broke away from Spanish rule in 1825. However, Bolivia’s history goes much deeper. To understand Bolivia we must travel back in time to its origins. Bolivia traces its roots back around 21,000 years when it was part of the culture of Andean South America. Around 600 B.C. the Andean empire emerged on a high plateau between the Altiplano Mountains. This empire, known as the Tiwanakan, was located on the southeastern side of Lake Titicaca....   [tags: South America, Colonization, Incas]

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The Death of Mexico

- The Death of Mexico It is a part of human nature to sometimes lack a sense of identity and often feel like there is something missing, and it becomes a need for some people to try to find their true selves. Certain individuals attempt to become new people by changing their ways, abandoning their old traditions, customs, and beliefs, and seeking acceptance from a new crowd or community, and it is not unusual for such individuals to be subjected to profiling and have to deal with stereotypes that presume disloyalty to their own people and culture....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]

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College Admissions Essay: A Happy Memory Never Wears Out

- A Happy Memory Never Wears Out "Recall it as often as you wish, a happy memory never wears out." Because some of my happiest memories have developed through my volunteer work, I agree with Libbie Fudim. It's always delightful to remember the way a face lights up after I have completed a job for someone. Since my freshman year of high school, I have been involved in over 100 hours of volunteer work. Some areas I have worked in are helping teachers, campaigning for lieutenant governor, University of Mississippi and building houses with Habitat for Humanity and World Changers with my church youth group, working at Countyseat Animal Hospital, and assisting with the Special Olympics at...   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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Shakespeare, Cervantes, and Inca de la Vega

- William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, writer and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwrights of all time in the world. No other writer’s plays, such as Macbethand Romeo and Juliet, have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. He is generally considered to be both the greatest dramatist in the world, and the best poet who has written in the English language. Many explanations can be given for Shakespeare’s talent and fame....   [tags: William Shakespeare 2014]

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Analysis Of Telenovelas As A Genre - A Soap Opera Style Of Television With Wild Theatrics

- Telenovelas are seen as a genre – a soap-opera style of television with wild theatrics, colorful sets, and a romance-oriented storyline. However, telenovelas are much more inclusive and can be considered a format, rather than a genre, due to the fact that there have been telenovelas that have been mysteries, horror shows, and action-oriented, rather than the traditionally recognized “romance”. A question that I will attempt to answer in this essay is: why did telenovelas become so popular in Mexico when they emerged in the late 1950s....   [tags: Mexico, United States, Spanish language]

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Book Review of Pioneers of Drance in the New World by Francis Parkman Jr.

- In his book, Pioneers of France in the New World, Francis Parkman Jr., mentions a historical account of early Spanish including accounts of French. In essence the book is broken up into two main parts the Spanish (chapter I-X) French (Chapters I – XVII). “The story of New France opens with a tragedy”[1 pp 3], blood and fury would soon break out over Europe, with political and religious enmities and would soon travel over the Atlantic and concentrate in the vast new lands of Florida. Contact between the Huguenots (members of the protestant reformed church of France) and Spanish was not a pretty one, with two religions and egocentrism being th main causes of the conflict....   [tags: tragedy, cruelties, land, riches]

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Parallels Between The Grapes of Wrath and the Life of John Steinbeck

- John Steinbeck was born on February 27, 1902 in Salinas, California. He had a pretty average childhood with a supportive family and a decent education. While growing up his mother, Olive Hamilton, was a major factor in his education, since she was a schoolteacher and made it her duty to educate him. His mother most likely was the reason he developed a love of reading and literature and ended up going to Stanford. In his child there were only two major events that affected his writing. These were when he worked on a ranch with migrant workers, and when his father’s business failed and the family was temporarily thrust into poverty....   [tags: Writing Style, John Steinbeck's Life]

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Leadership As A Leader, A Person Who Guides Or Directs A Group

- What is Leadership. According to the dictionary it means the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group. According to the United States Army it is defined as influencing people by providing purpose, direction, and motivation, while operating to accomplish the mission and improve the organization. While both of those are excellent ways to describe leadership it really is so much more than that. To accurately define leadership you need to either be in a leadership position or have been lucky enough to have a great leader....   [tags: Leadership, Management, United States Army, Skill]

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The Unfairness of the Bowl Championship Series (BCS) in College Football

- The beginning of fall season, every Saturday, every fan looks forward to the biggest and widely watched sport in the United States, college football. College football has been known to be better than watching NFL football. Fans eagerly anticipate when they see their team get to be a part of the Bowl Championship Series. The BCS consist of four games based on the division of the college football team and one game for the National Championship game. Due to the fact that college football players perform well because of their love for the sport, the BCS is an unfair system that doesn’t acknowledge all college football teams....   [tags: college, football, title, system, playoff]

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Common Problems in the 1940s in The Pearl by John Steinbeck

- American literature plays a vital role in society, providing entertainment while displaying themes that related to common problems during the 1940s. One of the novels that reflects some of these major problems is The Pearl, written by John Steinbeck. This novel is based on a story that Steinbeck heard on his trip to La Paz, Mexico in 1940. He describes this story in his book, The Log from the Sea of Cortez. Steinbeck tries to show the difficulties that many people faced in Mexico. In particular, The Pearl examines the social and cultural inequalities between the Mexicans and the Europeans, illustrates how longing for materialistic goods can result in destruction, and demonstrates how a man’s...   [tags: dreams, money, culture]

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Field Report: A Visit to the Centro Cultural de la Raza

- ... Birdie told me that in there was another location at first but that it was taken away and that Torres fought for another building and finally with the support of the community received the Centro. The Centro served as a statement that our peoples legacy and way should be celebrated and preserved. The Centro not only does that but also has grown to incorporate teaching art, dance, theatre, as well as being an important place to host meetings within the Chicano community. The mural “La dualidad” has a strong connection to the history of our people....   [tags: history, san diego, creators ]

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Darkness and Evil Illustrated in Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness

- Evil: Morally bad or wrong; wicked. Causing ruin, injury, or pain; harmful. Characterized by or indicating future misfortune; ominous. Bad or blameworthy by report; infamous. Characterized by anger or spite; malicious. The definition of evil, a term used very cautiously in modern society, is very diverse among different people. In Joseph Conrad’s Heart of Darkness, the term evil is articulated through several ways mainly four characters: the cruelty within the people of the Belgian Congo, main mystery of Kurtz, the setting upon which the characters reside, and the atmosphere in which the Belgian Congo produces from the elements prior stated....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Analytical Essay]

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Association of hepatitis G with unknown persistent elevated liver enzyme

- Introduction: Asymptomatic elevated liver enzyme is a common problem in clinic and will endamege liver in long-term (1). In a survey on 1959 blood donors in Iran, 5.1% affected by asymptomatic elevated liver enzymes, which was persistent in half of them and common diagnosis was non-alcoholic steato-hepatitis (NASH) in 88%, hepatitis C in 7.7%, alcoholic and drug related liver injury in 1.9% (2). Another study on about two thousand people in Golestan province- north of Iran, found out that the prevalence of persistent elevated liver enzyme was 3.1% with unknown etiology in about 80%, hepatitis B in 9.3%, hepatitis C in 6.2%, alcoholic liver and fatty liver disease in 4.6% and 2% , respective...   [tags: health, liver enzyme]

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The Importance Of A Cultural Practice From An Anthropological Perspective

- The Aztecs people of Central Mexico have been a controversial culture studied by many archeologist and anthropologist alike. The Aztec had an empire in central Mexico when the Spanish arrived in the 1500s. The Aztecs had a very controversial practice not seen in many cultures around the world and that is a human sacrifice. To understand the practice of human sacrifice one must look at the reasons why the culture did such practices. There are three main ways of examining a cultural practice from an anthropological perspective....   [tags: Mesoamerica, Human sacrifice, Aztec, Quetzalcoatl]

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Quantitative Methods For The University Of Texas At San Antonio

- Quantitative methods emphasize objective measurements and the statistical, mathematical, or numerical analysis of data collected through polls, questionnaires, and surveys, or by manipulating pre-existing statistical data using computational techniques (McLeod, 2008). This data is very important in making sure organizations, Universities, and every professional work place can ensure there is a way to track change, either good or bad. Quantitative methods can be used in many different ways but collecting the data is the most important part of the equation....   [tags: Sociology, Education, University, School]

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The Greatest Invention: The Printing Press or the Internet

- While the printing press and its effects is and will always be a significant innovation in the journalistic world of communication due to it’s ability to transform society and create mass production and circulation of texts and print, the Internet opened society to a world of new, faster and expanded resources that created new opportunities. The significant impact the Internet has had on society is far too heavy to be ranked anything less than the number one innovation of all time. The printing press came into the world in the 15th century and changed the world of communication that would never again be the same....   [tags: technology, internet, press, innovation]

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Analysis of Fictional Book Black Hearts by Jim Frederick

- ... . LTC Kunk was forty seven years old and stood six foot five weighing two hundred and thirty pounds. “His large, shiny hairless dome earned him the unit appropriate nickname the bald eagle.” LTC was harsh and sometimes demoralizing to the leaders under him and the leadership did affect his subordinates under him. He was incompetent of the company commanders was after them every chance he had. His leadership style tends to put a lot of stress on his company commanders and the COs feared Kunk forcing them to be timid....   [tags: deployment, stress, soldier, mentally]

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Using Socially Responsible Investing When Deciding on an Investment

- ... As the universe of investment is reduced, investors will benefit less from the potential for diversification than in an unconstrained portfolio which will result in lower risk-adjusted returns. Furthermore, the additional costs of monitoring social performance might also cause socially responsible funds to underperform. While proponents of SRI agree that the application of SRI screening criteria results in a reduction of investment opportunities, they argue that the loss of portfolio efficiency is offset because the unsustainable practices of excluded companies will make them less profitable over time....   [tags: mutual funds, market, ethical]

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