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Marie Antoinette And Louis Xvi

- ... Louis XVI was very shy and indecisive while Marie was extroverted and bold.1 But Louis was more responsible than Marie and he would be the one to do all the work. He would make sure to go to bed before midnight and would wake early to get started on the work he had to do.2 On the other hand, Marie would begin to party with her friends around midnight; she would then go to bed later and not wake until around noon.3 Her party-hard lifestyle led to the French people hating her because her life was so extravagant....   [tags: Louis XVI of France, Louis XVIII of France]

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The Arrogrance of Louis XIV and Creon

- Power- something so potent, yet so easy to misuse. Not everyone can obtain power, however those who possess it often acquire arrogance. Louis XIV held total control of France, abusing his dominance. Louis called himself ‘the Sun King’, believing that everything revolved around him. His pompousness led him to making foolish decisions, as he considered himself to be superior. If you don’t use your brain, you will ultimately lose it, as Louis was beheaded by the determined citizens of France....   [tags: Antigone, Louis XIV]

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Analysis Of ' Holes ' By Louis Sachar

- A film adaptation of the Newberry award winning 1998 novel “Holes” by Louis Sachar was created and directed by Andrew Davis in 2003. The themes of the power of fate to determine events, the benefits of friendship, the destructive nature of cruelty and the importance of history in everyday life, helped to make “Holes” the iconic novel that it was. Keeping elements like the motifs and the symbols helped to broadcast these themes throughout the movie. “Holes” the film is a close adaptation of the novel....   [tags: Louis Sachar, Holes]

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Louis Xiv : The Throne Of A Man

- ... Because he had all the power and money, he “commissioned and established various academies that promoted and taught the arts that were recognized internationally” (Dyer). King Louis also chose the finest and most lavish pieces of artwork he could get his hands on. “On a grander scale, Louis dictated the standards for all forms of artistic production” (Fiero). The quote possibly meant that his standards for artistic production should represent the wealthy and the royalty, should be made by the greatest, talented, and well known artists during his time, and made by the most expensive materials....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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Louis Xiv And Peter The Great

- During the 16th and 17th centuries a new type of ruling emerged as a result of unorganized government called royal absolutism. This type of government was seen in many European countries including France and Russia where King Louis XIV and Peter the Great ruled respectively. Both had ways of ruling that were similar to each other and different to each other. Politically, economically and socially both Louis XIV and Peter the Great were similar to and different from how they ruled and what their reign resulted....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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The Palace Of Versailles By Louis Xiv

- ... He imposed his etiquette on the court, the rules of superiority in which the nobles had to submit to, he created a kingdom of centralisation and absolutism around him and he was able to do this by distracting the nobility court members with opulent residences in the palace . There were three main people hired to take on the task of building the palace, Louis le Vau was the architect who had previously designed the Louvre palace, named by Louis XIV as ‘the greatest French artist of all time’ , Charles le Brun was the main decorator and painter and the main landscape architect was Andre le Notre, he also redesigned the Tuileries after his father ....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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Louis Xiv The Great And The Sun King

- ... After the establishment of his absolute power Louis XIV quickly understood that in order to strengthen his position and eliminate the consequences of the Fronde he needs to have a better control over nobility. Therefore, the Court played three roles: it was a household where the royal family lived, a social center for the highest nobility, and the administrative office of France. However, it did not seem to be enough to Louis XIV, he ordered to remodel [expand] his father’s château in Versailles into a palace that will represent Louis’s greatness and power....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Louis XIII of France]

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Louis Armstrong, An American Genius

- ... Louis’s mother, though warm and caring, would often disappear for days at a time, leaving he and his little sister with their grandmother. This unstable home life put Louis in a position to help take care of his mother and little sister. Starting at a very young age, he worked odd jobs looking for any way to help support his family. Around the time that Louis was twelve, he was arrested. On New Year 's Eve, he decided to celebrate with his friends by taking his step-father’s pistol and firing it into the air....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, New Orleans]

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King Louis The Absolute Monarchy

- ... No one disobeyed him and they all moved into the palace. Everyday these nobles would dress him each by one article of clothing and it was considered a privilege to do so. Also the nobles would gather around him and watch him eat. Again these people would be considered privileged if he talked to one of them. This just shows how he had the people submitting to his will because of the people dressing him and watching him eat, as well as being able to make changes as he wishes shown by his ability to move the government to his palace....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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Louis XIV and His Court

- There were many negative comments and many positive comments about Louis XIV and his court. In Louis XIV’s court, the closer a person was to the king, or the more he did for a person, the more that person likes him. The more distant you were from the king, the more you disliked him. People that were more distant from the king disliked him more. Madame de Motteville’s Account of The Parisian Disturbances (which was a second hand account) painted a positive picture of the court. Madame de Motteville was a person who was closer to the king....   [tags: the Sun King, Versailles, Louis the Great]

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Louis Armstrong And Bix Beiderbecke

- ... Bix Beiderbecke had a totally different life from Louis Armstrong growing up, he didn’t have as many struggles as Louis. Bix grew up in a middle class family and his parents were the ones who pushed him into music and playing the piano. However, Bix didn’t take the classes for that long because he was not very well at listening and his parents wanted to fix that so they sent him to a private school to try and fix that. This didn’t seem to work because he would still go and sneak off campus to go watch different jazz artists like King Oliver, Jimmy Noone, and Louis Armstrong....   [tags: Jazz, Louis Armstrong, Cornet, Bix Beiderbecke]

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Louis Armstrong : The King Of Jazz

- Louis Armstrong was known as the King of jazz, a trumpeter and singer who was one of the most influential figures in jazz music. Famous for his innovative methods of playing the trumpet and cornet, he was also a highly talented singer blessed with a powerful voice. Known for his skills on being able improvise, he would bend and twist the many lyrics and melody of a song with dramatic effect. As his popularity grew in the mid-20th century America when racism was more prevalent, he was one of the first African-American entertainers to be highly popular among both the white and the colored segments of the society....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Kid Ory, New Orleans]

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Comparing Bix Beiderbeck And Louis Armstrong

- MUSIC 131 Listening Essay (Topic 2) Lee-Yang Hsieh 5/20/2016 Bix Beiderbeck and Louis Armstrong, both legendary jazz musicians and trumpet players, had quite a different career and life. They received different levels of recognition at the time. This is not because of their style, as they both are legendary complex stylists who are great at messing with the beat, but rather the changes they bring to the world of jazz. Bix Beiderbecke defined and performed great jazz music while Louis Armstrong revolutionized jazz and innovated numerous performing techniques that led to the jazz we love today....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Cornet, Dixieland]

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Louis Xiv 's Absolute Monarchy

- “Some consider it a new thing, they hope to be able to stop it; whereas others judge it irresistible because to them it seems the most continuous, the oldest, and the most permanent fact known in history” (Democracy in America 3). Here Tocqueville likens democracy to a relentless, continuously expanding force where “all events, like all men, serve its development.” (Democracy in America 6). It is a system of government that is upheld with a purpose as it is “a sign of [God 's] will” (Democracy in America 6)....   [tags: Democracy, Monarchy, Louis XIV of France]

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Louis Xiv 's Power Under The Palace Of Versailles

- ... As the king had absolute power in France, receiving attention from him meant everything for the nobility. Many of them would spend years at the castle participating in the monarch 's activities in an attempt to receive a nod or perhaps a laugh from the king. It was said that if you were a noble who didn 't reside in the Palace of Versailles you were worthless. Being seen by the king was pr While this act might seem futile on the surface, it is what gave the king ultimate power over Europe 's most powerful kingdom at the time....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Louis XV of France]

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City Plan Commission Of St. Louis

- ... Adams writes about the civil rights movement that took place during World War II as part of the “forgotten revolution.” Both texts explain different aspects of social and economic change that took place in St. Louis between the 1930s and 1940s. Kaushik. "A Pile of Nuclear Waste Now a Tourist Attraction in Weldon Springs, Missouri." A Pile of Nuclear Waste Now a Tourist Attraction in Weldon Springs, Missouri. Amazing Planet, n.d. Web. 14 Mar. 2016. Kaushik explains the creation of the Weldon Spring Ordnance Works by Atlas Powder Company....   [tags: World War II, Great Depression, St. Louis]

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An Analysis Of Robert Louis Stevenson 's ' Dr. Jekyll '

- Robert Louis Stevenson shows a marvelous ability to portray. He depicts the surroundings, architectural details of the dwellings, the inside of the houses, the instruments and each part of the environment in detail. He even specifies that the laboratory door is “covered with red baize” (p.24). Not only does he offer a precise picture of the setting, but also he draws accurately the characters. About 200 words are used in order to describe Mr. Utterson the lawyer (p.5). Dr.Lanyon, the gentleman who befriends Mr....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson]

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Louis Vuitton : The World Renowned Luxury Leather Finally

- ... On the other hand, for the weaknesses of Louis Vuitton, most people cannot afford its luxury products. Only rich people that want to be distinctive from others can afford it. Moreover, it is not like other luxury brands, which can sell their products through different ways. It only sells products through its own stores. Basically, large businesses are more depending on the economic condition. For instance, in 2002, the economic recession or depression has a heavy effect on the demand of luxury goods, which will lead to decline the sell....   [tags: LVMH, Gucci, Branding, Louis Vuitton]

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Louis Armstrong : A Man Full Of Surprises

- Louis Armstrong: a Man Full of Surprises Louis Armstrong was an amazing trumpet player. Not only did he play the trumpet, he also was a bandleader, an amazing composer, singer, soloist, and comedian and also starred in films. One of the songs that Louis Armstrong is recognized for his recording of “What a Wonderful World”. Armstrong defined what it truly means to play Jazz. Armstrong was born on August fourth of 1901. Many biographies have the wrong date on Armstrong’s birthday being July fourth of 1900....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, Joe "King" Oliver, Kid Ory]

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Louis Vuitton Success Story

- Louis Vuitton Success Story Bernard Arnault - Louis Vuitton Born: March 5, 1949 Age: 59 Country Of Citizenship: France Residence: Paris , France, Europe & Russia Occupation: Chairman, LVMH; Chairman, Christian Dior SA Net worth: $26 billion US dollar Fortune: Inherited and growing Source: LVMH Industry: Diversified Marital Status: Married, 5 children Education: Ecole Polytechnique de Paris, Bachelor of Arts / Science Website: LVMH.com ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Bernard Arnault was born in 5th March 1949....   [tags: Louis Vuitton]

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Louis Le Vau And The French Classical Style

- ... Through the mixture of these classic roman and renaissance Italian architect styles, Le Vau developed a repertoire of design elements that he would utilize in the structure and ornamentation for his own works. In his earlier collection of work, Le Vau designed grand structures, retaining the French tradition of assembling various building units opposed to establishing a single uniform, unified whole. The classical elements surrounding the building’s interior and façade, such as the pilasters, columns, and pediments, appeared out of place, sporadic even, forcing the whole effect of the building to be more provincial than monumental....   [tags: Louis XIV of France, Palace of Versailles]

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The Suicide by Louis MacNeice

- The Suicide by Louis MacNeice The poem "The Suicide" by Louis MacNeice is a mind-expanding and touching poem based around the poets work experiences and sequentially describes the aftermath of the death of his former office colleague, who met his fate by suicide. I feel melancholied having read this poem and it leaves in the mind blanks for the reader to answer. For my first point of view I am going to show an example of the many humorous lines in the poem in which is made humorous by the internal characters missing the main point: " And this, ladies and gentlemen, whom I am not in fact Conducting, was his office all those minutes ago" These lines are the introduction to the poem and g...   [tags: Poetry Louis MacNeice Suicide ]

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Louis Armstrong : The Foundation Of Jazz Music And Helped It Become What It Is Today

- Louis Armstrong once said, “When you play jazz, you don’t lie. You play from the heart. If ya ain’t got it in ya, ya can’t blow it out.” Armstrong truly had “it” in him; there is no doubt that his heart was completely full of jazz. Because of this passion deep in his soul, he made a lasting impact on the world of jazz that still continues to affect our lives. The life, role, and contributions of Louis Armstrong helped lay the foundation of jazz music and helped it become what it is today. To begin, Louis Armstrong was born in 1901 in the worst part of New Orleans, the “Battlefield” in black Storyville (Harker, 2005, p....   [tags: Louis Armstrong, Jazz, New Orleans]

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Treasure Island - A Mirror Of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood?

- Treasure Island - A Mirror of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Childhood. Often there can be seen many parallels between a writer’s life and experiences and his or her works. A biographical approach to Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island is not easy, as at first sight the characters don’t have much in common with the author and up to the time the story was written, Stevenson hadn’t visited the West Indies or other exotic places. But there still are possibilities to link Stevenson’s biography with his work....   [tags: Treasure Island Robert Louis Stevenson]

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Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz

- Louis Armstrong: The King of JAzz Known as the King of Jazz, Louis “Stachmo” Armstrong was one of the most important figures in early jazz. He was said to have defined jazz music. Only Charlie Parker comes close to having as much influence on jazz as Louis Armstrong. Armstrong was born on July 4, 1900 in New Orleans. He grew up singing on the streets of New Orleans at a young age and had a troubled childhood. At the age of twelve he was placed in the Waif’s Home For Boys for firing a gun into the air....   [tags: Louis Stachmo Armstrong Jazz Music Essays]

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Louis Brandeis and Jewish Political Identity

- Louis Brandeis and Jewish Political Identity “Whence comes this combination of qualities of mind, body and character. These are qualities with which every one of us is familiar, singly and in combination; which you find in friends and relatives; and which other doubtless discover in you. They are qualities possessed by most Jews who have attained distinction or other success. In combination, they may properly be called Jewish qualities. For they have not come to us by accident; they developed by three thousand years of civilization, and nearly two thousand years of persecution; developed through our religion and spiritual life; through our traditions; and through the social and political...   [tags: Zionism Louis Brandeis Jewish Identity]

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Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

- Robert Louis Stevenson’s novella Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde focuses on Henry Jekyll, a doctor who feels conflicted by his desire to follow the norms of his social era and his supposedly disgraceful urges. This results in Jekyll attempting to separate the shameful part of himself so that he may meet the standards of his stringent moral code. This endeavor to remove his base characteristics results in the manifestation of Mr. Edward Hyde, the representation of Jekyll’s contemptible nature....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson, Novella, Literary Analysis]

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Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres

- Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres Carlo was fighting for Italy, while Mandras was in the Greek army. Both of the characters experienced a lot during the war. Nevertheless everything Mandras and Carlo fought on opposite sides. What does it say about the novels moral scheme, that the sufferings of ordinary people on both sides are recounted in detail. Consider these two characters but also other “moral” issues raised in the novel so far. Mandras and Carlo fought on opposite sides. Their experiences and feelings through out the war are recounted to the readers in a lot of details....   [tags: Corelli's Mandolin Louis Bernieres Essays]

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Man's Inhumane Treatment of Men in Louis Sachar's Holes

- Man's Inhumane Treatment of Men in Louis Sachar's Holes The inhumanity that man shows to one another dates all the way back to the beginning of time. We read about it in the Bible, saw it during the Holocaust with the persecution of the Jews, and watched it on TV during the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's and still experience it today. In the book titled Holes (2002), by Louis Sachar, these actions are displayed once again. Man's inhumanity to man is a reality in society today and in the theme of Holes....   [tags: Louis Sachar Holes Essays]

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Should We Bow to Louis XIV?

- Should We Bow to Louis XIV. Louis XIV, ruler of France for 72 years, is known for stabilizing France and making the country a strong European power. However, many of his projects were costly and caused economic problems for the nation. His personal lavish luxuries also were a financial burden to France. By the end of his reign, nearly all of the land he had acquired through warfare had to be returned, thus wasting enormous sums of French money. King Louis XIV reigned in France from 1643-1715. For 54 of these years, he reigned without the help of an official Prime Minister....   [tags: French History King Louis XIV Essays]

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Comparing King Louis XIV of France and King Philip II of Spain

- The palace of Versailles was built by King Louis XIV of France and the Escorial was built by King Philip II of Spain. The two kings each had their differences about their beliefs on how to rule, yet there are some similarities. Louis XIV believed in showing off his power and being open. Philip II was a simplistic guy devoted to Catholicism. They both had military to spread their beliefs and ideas. Despite the kings’ beliefs, their palaces reflected their ideals. King Louis XIV was a showy and self-absorbed king....   [tags: King Louis XIV, France, King Philip II, Spain]

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Louis XIV, France’s Sun King

- Louis XIV, France’s Sun King Louis XIV, France’s Sun King, had the longest reign in European history (1643-1715). During this time he brought absolute monarchy to its height, established a glittering court at Versailles, and fought most of the other European countries in four wars. Although his reign had some negative aspects; on balance, Louis’ reign was primarily a benefit to France. In 1643 Louis XIII died. Louis XIII’s wife and Louis XIV’s mother, Anne of Austria, aided by her minister, Cardinal Mazarin, ruled France as regent....   [tags: French King Louis XIV Essays]

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Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

- Louis de Bernieres's Captain Corelli’s Mandolin Louis de Bernieres uses three principal techniques to portray the effects of war so powerfully in his book. These techniques are the powerful narrative, strong pictorial language, and black humour. Above all, the message is conveyed in the narrative, especially when Louis De Bernieres graphically describes the war’s impact on the soldiers who are fighting for their country. At first, the soldiers are united in their fight against the enemy “you are all young and strong, overflowing with life, and you are all in this shit together” – page 38....   [tags: Louis Bernieres Corelli's Mandolin Essays]

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Louis XIV

- Louis XIV After being ruled by a prime minister for so long, France needed some changes. That is exactly what Louis the XIV would bring to France. In an age of separation, Louis wanted to start a unification process. He started this by giving himself sole power and also only having one religion for the country. The king is always the center of attention good or bad. Louis was prepared to take the good with the bad, and handled it well. He emphasized the king as the center of attention....   [tags: France French King Louis XIV Essays]

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Analysis of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

- Analysis of The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson In an attempt to consider the duality tale, one narrative inevitably finds its way to the top of the heap as the supreme archetype: Robert Louis Stevenson’s The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Immense disagreement permeates the pages of literary criticism relevant to the meaning of the story. Yet, for all of the wrangling focused on the psychology, morality, spirituality, and sociality of the story, it has remained, since 1886, a novella that according to the Reverend W....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Literature Essays]

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Louis is a Hippy

- Louis is a Hippy Interview with the vampire is Anne Rice’s outlet on the issues she was facing, especially reflecting the lifestyle of the Haight-Ashbury district (hippy district) in which she was living during the time she was writing her novel. The themes of the book embrace the struggles of American life during the era of the 60’s and 70’s especially with morality and living life as an outcast. In the novel, the character Louis becomes a vampire after his brother commits suicide. Louis feels responsible for the death of his brother, but when faced with the option of becoming a vampire or dying, chooses to become a bloodthirsty creature....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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Good and Evil in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

- Good and Evil in The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson Throughout the story of “The Strange Case Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde”, the author, Robert Louis Stevenson, presents his idea of the duality of man- where we all have a dark, wicked side within us, where evil is held in waiting to surface, but we hide it away, we pretend it does not exist, and we keep it tame. He presents this idea by using two protagonists, Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, who are actually the same person....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson Good Evil Essays]

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History and Overview of St. Louis

- Would you think that St. Louis would be a magnificent place or a horrible terrifying place to be or go. There are some positive and also some negative reasons why St. Louis is a horrible place or a magnificent place. St. Louis is a violent place sometimes but it can also be a beautiful place. Even though St. Louis has a high crime rating it is still a nice city. St. Louis is a well- liked city because of all its attractions and things to do. It would be a nice place to go if you want to go on a vacation or just a fun weekend....   [tags: Crime Ratings, Gateway Arch]

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Louis XIV and the Palace of Versailles

- There is just something about Paris, France that draws in millions of visitors every year. Maybe it is the cobbled streets, or the picturesque cafes down small alleys, or perhaps it is the “love in the air”. In the City of Lights, there is just so much to do and explore. Millions of tourists flock to Paris to see the Eiffel Tower every year, but only a few miles away lies another jewel, a palace so magnificent the gods wept at its beauty. The Palace of Versailles is a stunning structure built by Louis XIV to glorify France during the 16th century, and it exudes French sophistication and extravagance....   [tags: Baroque Architecture, Royal Chapel]

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Louis and Ophelia in Trading Places

- John Landis directed the movie, Trading Places. The movie is about Louis, a snobby investor, and Billy, a street con artist, who find their lives reversed as a part of a bet by two millionaires. Louis’ girlfriend, Penelope, leaves him after his life completely changes. After a couple days he meets Ophelia, who takes him into her apartment and takes care of him through his struggles. Both of these women are a big part of Louis’ life but they are very different. Their appearances, personalities and how they are involved with Louis can both be compared and contrasted....   [tags: compare and contrast essay]

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The Life and Accomplishments of Louis Pasteur

- The Life and Accomplishments of Louis Pasteur According to the Encyclopedia Britannica (2013) Louis Pasteur was both a chemist and a microbiologist. This human was a man of many great accomplishments who made many contributions to the field of science, technology and medicine. Louis Pasteur was a pioneer of his field and should be greatly respected. Without his contributions we would not have many of the cures to some of the most deadly viruses and diseases. We would also not be able to enjoy a lot of the food and drinks that we consume daily without the threat of possibly becoming sick....   [tags: vaccinutions, pasteurization, science, medicine]

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Louis Riel: A Hero or a Traitor?

- Was Louis Riel a hero or a traitor. Well, some individuals say that he was a hero, and others say that he was a traitor. Individually I believe that Louis Riel was a hero because he was the forefather of Manitoba, which is a province of Canada. The fact that he was a persuasive politician and spiritual leader made him a hero as well. Lastly, he stood up for Native rights. Others like the British had thought of him mostly as a traitor, because they were not able to understand that Louis Riel had just needed the Canadian government to treat his people fairly, and that he was willing to do everything for his people....   [tags: Canada, Manitoba, Native]

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The Absolutism Of King Louis XIV

- Louis XIV, the ruler of France from the late seventeenth century to the early eighteenth century, claimed, “I am the state.” He considered this to be absolutism. His goal, also acquainted with absolutism, was, “one king, one law, one faith;” Furthermore, Louis wanted to promote religious unity, royal dignity, and security of the state. In order to achieve this goal, he had to rule with a firm hand, laying down the law for all to see. Louis XIV’s absolutism fostered in four major parts: the building of Versailles to control the nobility, the breeding of a strong military, the improvement of France’s economy, and, while quite harsh, the brutal extinction of religious toleration....   [tags: Royalty]

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A Brief Biography of Louis Zamperini

- Louis Zamperini is an elderly man in his 90s. He has lived a life of adventure as a World War II Veteran and an Olympic athlete. He is recognized as a war hero by others, but he does not accept being a war hero. Why don’t we go back to see what he has done in his past to earn such a title. Louis Zamperini is a child of Italian ethnicity. His mother and father both immigrants from Italy had two children. Pete, the oldest child and Louis Zamperini. When they arrived to America none of them could speak English....   [tags: WWII veteran and Olympic Athlete, unbroken]

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The Legacy of Louis XIV

- "L'état c'est moi," (I am the state). These were the words of the Sun King to the Parliament of Paris in 1655. He stated: there is no procedure, no judiciary or legislature, and no deliberations. He could write a letter and declare anyone he wanted to be arrested, for whatever reason. King Louis could decide to go to war. He could make laws and repeal them on a whim (Biography, Cranny pg.62). As a leader, Louis XIV used war to try and resolve problems. However, he did build the Palace of Versailles and help establish the western world’s first dance institution; both of which still draw tourists from around the world....   [tags: Treaty of Nijmegen, versailes, french]

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A Powerful Monarch Louis XIV

- Louis XIV reigned as the King of France for seventy-two years, making him one of the longest ruling monarchs in the country of Europe. With his interest in the arts he changed France’s culture from medieval to exquisite. Louis wanted to have no remnants of feudalism, he wanted an absolute monarchy. His aim was to have monarchy be the most important political authority. Louis XIV was a very powerful monarch who symbolized absolute monarchy and helped France gain great power. Louis XIV was the first child of Louis XIII and Anne of Austria and was considered to be God-given....   [tags: arts, feudalism, political authority]

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The World of Luxury: Louis Vuitton

- ... It took Vuitton a few years to build up a status amongst Paris's fashionable class as one of the city's leading experts of his new skill. On December 2, 1851, 16 years after Vuitton arrived in Paris, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte acted a revolution. Accurately one year later, he accepted the title of Emperor of the French under the regal name Napoleon III. In the year 1854 was a year full of change and renovation for Vuitton. It was in this year that he met a beautiful seventeen year old lady named Clemence-Emilie Parriaux....   [tags: biography, brand, top]

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Louis Armstrong and His Music

- Louis Armstrong and His Music “The essence of jazz- making something new out of something old, making something personal out of something shared- has no finer exemplar than Armstrong.” (Hasse par. 3) During the 1920’s a young African American man, otherwise known as Louis Armstrong, helped create and represent a new twist on popular music. This music that became so famous and well loved today is also referred to as jazz. Louis Armstrong had a very successful jazz career performing and composing popular jazz hits in the 1920’s....   [tags: jazz, new orleans, scat music]

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Louis XIV: The Sun King

- During the 17th century, the ideals of absolutism is completely condensened in the statement by King Louis XIV “Un roi, un loi, un foi” which translates to “One king, one law, one faith”. As the model for the rest of European powers that wanted to achieve absolutist rule, Louis XIV achieved his goals (of one king, one law, and one faith) very well. For the first portion of his quote, “one king”, Louis consolidated his power in many ways. France, as well as many other countries throughout the middle ages and early renaissance, had their power balanced between the nobles and the dynastic ruling class, where nobles controlled their individual provinces and the king would have to rely on his nob...   [tags: notorious monarchs of France]

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Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette

- Part I: Introduction Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette ruled at a time when France was unstable, and when the French Revolution took place. They were openly ridiculed because of their inability to produce an heir to the throne. People’s anger was also focused on the fact that the royal family lived in Versailles, showing alienation from the citizens of France. At this point in France, the debt was already large enough that the country was giving most of its revenue to pay off debt, but the newly crowned King did not do anything to help this, but instead worsen it....   [tags: french revolution, french history]

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Listening to and Watching Louis CK

- As I started to contemplate what I would write in this paper, I had a difficult time remembering things that used to make me laugh. So I called some of my family members and got some interesting feedback. My grandma told me that I used to have a little glowworm and every time it lit up I thought it was hilarious. My mom told me that I used to love getting my picture taken and I though it was really funny to see myself when the pictures were done. I cannot remember the first joke I heard. My favorite joke now is: “What do you call a fake noodle?” “An impasta!” I remember telling this joke my freshman year of high school and I still laugh every time I tell it....   [tags: comedic genius]

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Louis XIV and Peter the Great

- As you wrote in the assignment sheet, Louis XIV and Peter the Great both wanted to do great things. They had many goals in common, as well as many different goals, and, though the two had much in common, worked in very different ways to achieve said goals. They were both autocrats, believing that all decisions concerning the countries in which they lived should be made by them. They both wanted to expand their countries—not only physically, in the context of gaining more and more land, but also building up strong armies and increasing their countries prestige....   [tags: military, government, land]

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The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis

- The Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis is one of the oldest churches in St. Louis. It is going to be a 100 years old with in a few months. There are many things that makes this church unique, First the two different designs that have been used in the exterior and the interior. The arches has an amazing art on them that makes them a pice of art for it self, However there are three domes they are colorful and has unique art pieces. This Church took around 83 years for it to bee done 7 years to the exterior to be finish and 76 years for the interior to be finish....   [tags: history, church, byzantine style ]

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Louis Pasteur: The Spontaneous Man

- Louis Pasteur: The Spontaneous Man Spontaneous Generation thought to be the Origin of Life until the 1850's. Through a Science Fair that was sponsored by the French Academy of Science, it was Louis Pasteur who was responsible for disapproving this myth. Introduction This paper is about an extraordinary gentleman who made many discoveries in his lifetime; however, this will not be about one of his discovery’s rather the experiment that debunks spontaneous generation. One may want to ask what is spontaneous generation, and how was it discovered....   [tags: Scientific Research ]

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Louis XIV: An Absolute Monarch

- Frightfully stimulated as a child from a home intrusion by Parisians during an aristocratic revolt in 1651, Louis XIV realized his rule would be decisive, militant, and absolute (458). His lengthy reign as Frances’ king and how he ruled would be the example that many countries throughout Europe would model their own regimes under. With this great authority also came greater challenges of finance and colonization. In the 17th century, the era of absolute monarchs were the means to restore European life (458)....   [tags: Absolutism]

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Louis Pasteur: An Amazing Chemist

- Dear President of the Nobel Prize committee, Have you ever seen the word “Pasteurized” on your milk carton. Well, you should thank Louis Pasteur for that. Louis Pasteur undoubtedly deserves a Nobel Prize for his discoveries, accomplishments, and contributions to science. Louis was very humble as he made no profit off of his discoveries; instead he was paid by the government, or as a professor. Louis is mostly known for the discovery of Pasteurization. However, he has also found ways to prevent silkworm diseases, anthrax, chicken cholera, and rabies....   [tags: Cure, Scientist, Nobel Prize]

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The Birthplace Of Jazz And Louis Armstrong

- ... The city was named after Duke Philippe d 'Orléans, who was France 's head of state at the time (Briney). With the help of Native Americans, the French were able to establish the city of New Orleans. The Native American Choctaw Nation helped the French navigate the waters and land of the region. The local Biloxi Indians helped the French as the harsh environment factors affected crops and water supply. They also aided the French when illness began to spread. During the early 1700s, the French managed to explore the region, establish settlements and military outposts, and engage in political and economic relations with the American Indians (Bunn and Williams)....   [tags: New Orleans, Louisiana, Mississippi River]

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Louis Riel: Hero or Villain?

- Louis Riel was one of the most controversial figures in Canadian history, and even to this day – more than a century after his execution – he continues to be remembered. Many believed him to be a villain; others saw him as a hero. So who was he really. Born in St. Boniface at the Red River Settlement of Canada (present-day Winnipeg, Manitoba) on October 22, 1844, Louis Riel hoped one day to follow his father’s footsteps and become a great Métis leader just like him. Eventually, Riel was seen as a hero to the French-speaking Métis....   [tags: Canadian History]

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The Crime Of St. Louis

- First I want to talk about the crime statistics of St. Louis, Missouri. St. Louis is numbered the fourth most dangerous city in America, so it’s not only in the top ten, it’s in the top five. Cities are rated by their crime risk index score where 100 means the city’s crime risk equals the national average. From 2003 to 2009 St. Louis crime risk index averaged 530 and this is according to data by Onboard Informatics where they do an analysis of FBI violent and property crime reporting, specific to that area....   [tags: Black people, Crime, White people, Black Canadians]

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The Power Of Love By Huey Louis

- When I was about three or four, my parents had both their church and my grandparent’s church pray over me. My mother is fond of telling this story to me because we’re a religious family, and she says that it sets up a good example of what prayer can really do. She told me that most of the congregation had laid their hands on me, one by one, to pray that God would change me into a more kind and loving child. Whenever I think back on that particular story, the song “The Power of Love” sung by Huey Louis, always runs through my mind, and reminds of the power of love my family had for me....   [tags: Thought, Mind, 2007 albums, 2006 singles]

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The French Style Of Louis Xiv

- After the death of Louis XIV in 1715 a new king arose, Louis XV. With this change brought a new zeitgeist and a fresh taste of art. The French had been setting the trends, and while Baroque art originated in Rome, Rococo art originated in France in the 1720s, and then spread across Europe where there was a fascination with French art and culture. The French set the standards for what’s en vogue and in a total monopoly made France the centre of fashion in the 18th century . But it went out of control in this very fashion conscious society where they braved discomfort and sometimes pain pursuing absurdly flamboyant fashion....   [tags: Baroque, Rococo, History of painting]

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Louis Armstrong's Journey to Success

- Louis Armstrong was born on August 4, 1901 in New Orleans, Louisiana. His mother was Mary Albert and his father was William Armstrong. He was born into a poor family and his father left the family when Louis was a baby. Later in life, Louis attended the Fisk School for Boys. He did many things to make money including working as a paperboy, finding food and selling it to restaurants, and hauling coal to Storyville (which introduced him to the music he would later play). Armstrong eventually dropped out of the Fisk School for Boys at the age of 11 and joined a quartet of boys....   [tags: musician, popularity, marriage]

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Louis Armstrong and The Jazz Mecca

- The Jazz Mecca There’s a relaxing feeling that comes over me when I tune in to 90.9FM on the radio on my way to school. There aren’t many people my age that listen to jazz, though. I told a friend of mine to listen to a standard that I’d heard earlier that day, and he told me he turned it off as soon as he recognized the genre, telling me that “it’s old-folk music, I can’t take it seriously”. Although I didn’t take his comment to heart, I really thought about our generation and why jazz music isn’t as popular nowadays....   [tags: music, racism, poverty]

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Fate in Holes by Louis Eochar

- Humans tend to believe that supreme super-natural forces explain what they don't understand or the impossible. An example is that a greater force or a more powerful being called a God or a Godess or the stars chooses people's life for them, we call this destiny. Other people seem to think that coincidences are supernatural also and Muslims believe that every human is born with a book that conotains all of thier future. These ideas all represent the meaning of life as seen by fate or destiny. In the novel "Holes| by Louis Eochar, the idea of fate is very important and the main character Stanley Yelnats experiences this in both a positve and a negative way....   [tags: concidences, life, fate, destiny]

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Louis Pasteur: A National Hero

- Louis Pasteur, one of the greatest benefactors of humanity was the first person to see that bacteria cause diseases. He was a scientist who associated an animal disease with a microorganism. Pasteur solved the mysteries of rabies, anthrax, chicken cholera, and silkworm diseases. He is also contributed to the development of the first vaccine. He described the basis of fermentation, wine-making using pasteurization and brewing of beer. Pasteur’s work gave way to many branches of science, making him responsible for some of the most theoretical concepts and practical applications of modern day science....   [tags: Biography ]

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Louis Armstrong: "Pops" of Jazz

- Louis Armstrong, asked to define jazz, said “if you’ve got to ask, you’ll never know” (Cooke and Horn 2). As he put it, jazz has been an ever evolving genre. Armstrong’s style itself became out of step with a public demand by the early 40s (Larkin 246). Yet, even as Armstrong fell out of style, he greatly influenced later jazz artists. Armstrong’s creation of scat singing – vocal with random syllables – has been imitated by other musicians. Armstrong’s sophisticated pitch choice and extended range of his trumpet was revered and imitated....   [tags: Biography, Scat Singing]

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Monsanto in St. Louis, Missouri

- Monsanto which is located in 6 continents and 68 countries is the biggest seed company of the 21st century. Monsanto was founded in 1901, St. Louis, Missouri, United States by John Francis Queeny. Likewise, Monsanto Headquarters are currently located in St. Louis, Missouri where founded. Monsanto had about 20,600 workers in 2011. Hugh Grant, the current CEO of Monsanto, has been in this position since 2010. He has a salary of about f $1,391,356 per year excluding his additional profits. The three main brands of the company in India are Bt Cotton, Dekalb and Roundup....   [tags: Monanto Webpages, Companies, India]

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The Polygeny Theory: Louis Agassiz

- Louis Agassiz would have agreed with the Supreme Court’s 1878 ruling in protecting segregation because he believed that races could not naturally mix. (Gould, 80) This Supreme Court ruling was involved in the case of Hall v. DeCuir, which took place during the Redemption period. (Cowan, 4) Segregation played a big role during the Redemption period because it went against what the Reconstruction Era stood for. The Reconstruction Era stood for equality and the Redemption period stood for social segregation, which is what Agassiz’s theory was all about....   [tags: segregation, supreme court]

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Original Writing : St. Louis

- ... My dad moved into this house that I swear it was haunted. After only a year my mom got remarried and we moved into his house and this is a nice house that anyone would be lucky to live in but I just didn’t feel too lucky. My dad ended up moving out of the haunted house and into this cute little blue house that is perfect for my sister and I. My mom’s new husband had cancer and ended up passing away in May. We are again moving into this little house at the end of September. A couple days ago one of my good friends looked at me after she picked me up and said, “Lauren how do you call somewhere a home?” I have always hated how we moved so many times and I hated taking all of my stuff back a...   [tags: Mother, Family, Marriage, Father]

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The Mystery in Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

- Stevenson uses certain characters like Jekyll and Hyde to show how he engages and intrigues his readers. During the play many mysteries are created which makes the audience ask many questions about the characters. The character of Utterson is the narrator and is a good example of a typical Victorian gentleman. He doesn’t show his inward reality, he shows that he hides a lot behind the surface. ‘Long, dusty, dreary and yet somehow loveable.’ This suggests he feels he has to hide, some of his more human qualities....   [tags: Robert Louis Stevenson, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, m]

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Poverty in St. Louis

- Economic History of St. Louis The Gateway Arch is a monument that renders St. Louis, MO as the Gateway to the West. However, it was not until 1764 that Pierre Laclede and Auguste Chouteau declared the land along the Mississippi river as the city of St. Louis (The Authority of the United States of America, 1904). St. Louis was not a city that developed overnight. According to The Authority of the United States of America (1904), it took over a half of a century for the population to reach 5,000....   [tags: economic history, financial assistance]

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Louis Vuitton in Japan

- 1. What has made Louis Vuitton’s business model successful in the Japanese luxury market. According to Hill, Wee and Udayasankar, the success of the company’s strategy can be measured by the value created for shareholders. To maximize the value, managers can increase the profitability by picking a position in the efficiency frontier with supportive internal operations and appropriate organization structure. In fact, Louis Vuitton had outstanding performance on that. In the primary activities, several measures are taken to control cost and create value....   [tags: Business Model, Luxury Market]

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The Louis Vuitton Story

- Over the years, Louis Vuitton has been known as the European’s sector most leading line within the market specializing in the sales of luxury products and services throughout Japan as well as the multi-national firm as a whole. The mission of Louis Vuitton states that the organization has a representation of offering the most refined qualities of Western “Art de Vivre” around the world (www.sliclvmh.blogspot.com). The organization has become the most profitable business in Japan due to its superior ratings in the European market with the delivery of unique features and special branding management styles that have integrated culture beyond the norms of the consumers’ mindsets and craftsmanshi...   [tags: Japan, Europe, luxury brand, economy, clothing]

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Louis Armstrong- Inspirational Mind

- Louis Armstrong Inspirational Mind There are many influential minds that have made a huge inspirational impact on society and the 21st century. Louis Armstrong changed the culture of American musical figures to the public. In my opinion he has had outstanding artistic achievement and is one of the people in the world that can be accounted for making a difference. His work actually proceeds the growing interest in civil rights change. Louis Armstrong is most known for his work of Jazz. Just the nature of music and Jazz was valued more everywhere (Merod, 2011).There was an attitude shift when his music went worldwide, people where more self-asserted and motivated by him....   [tags: Influential, Biography, Music]

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Biography of Louis Armstrong

- ... “Louis was naturally a lively boy. He was always willing to be quiet [;] however… he could persuade his great grandmother to tell stories of her girl hood” (15). Although he was a charm, he also got into trouble. “By the time he was ten years old, he was asserting his own fists… his mother [would come] home to find her son with a bloody nose or a bruised eyes, she… begged him not to fight…” (27). Growing up music surrounded him; whether it was rhythms, beats, or even the sound of the train tracks, surrounded him....   [tags: sucess and fame, jazz, music]

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Andra, by Louis Lawrence

- Many people have pondered about what the future will be like. They contemplate on whether or not the world will be a technological haven or a desolate wasteland. In the book Andra, by Louis Lawrence, the setting occurs below the Earth’s surface two thousand years from today. Within the novel, people’s lives are filled with boundaries and limitations. People have to live underground because Earth’s atmosphere is too contaminated to live in. Andra is the name of the main character who has had a brain graft to fix her blindness, but that also, unexpectedly, gave her the memories of a boy that died in 1987....   [tags: Summary, Futuristic Fiction]

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Biography on Louis Pasteur

- Louis Pasteur Louis Pasteur was born December 271822 in Dole, France. When he was five, his family moved to Arbois, France. He attended college in Paris and received a Doctor of Science degree in 1847. He began teaching chemistry at the University of Strasbourg, where he met his wife, Marie Laurent, who shared Pasteur’s interest in science. Marie and Pasteur married in 1849 and had five children, two of which survived to adulthood. Pasteur eventually went on to instruct chemistry and became dean of the school of science at the University of Lille....   [tags: science, germs, disease]

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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

- Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Controversy In 2009, African-American Harvard professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr. came home after a business trip in the middle of the night and found his door jammed shut. A neighbor saw that Gates and his driver were trying to open the door and called 9-1-1 to report a potential burglary to the police. Upon the police arriving, a confrontation ensued, leading to Gates being charged with disorderly conduct. After his arrest, Gates went to the media and claimed that he was a victim of racism....   [tags: Stereotype, Racism, Race, African American]

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Robert Louis Stevenson- Author

- Many innovations were created in the 1850s and 1860s. This was a time when submarines were invented, the first elevator was created, and solar flares were discovered. Through all of these discoveries that changed the world, one author was starting his illustrious career. Robert Louis Stevenson is a renowned British author who has written many fictitious novels. The most notable of his works include Treasure Island, A Child’s Garden of Verses, and The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The majority of these stories contain traces of his pressured and misunderstood life....   [tags: Biography, Author, Treasure Island]

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St. Louis Correctional Facility

- ... There was a problem with an inmate rubbing his feces on the wall and the officers explained how they would deal with the situation. They would first try to make them clean and if that didn’t work and he was complying with orders they would have to use force. We then got to see what a normal housing unit was like and got to see the cells too. The housing building was set up so the correctional officer could see all the cells from the control board. I saw the correctional officers doing inmate counts as we were walking through the housing unit....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Corrections officer]

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