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The Effects Of Fossil Fuels On The Environment

- We have all heard of the effect that fossil fuels have the world, however in society we don’t always think of how much fossil fuels are costing us. The author of this article goes into detail in order to give a clearer picture of the impact fossil fuels are having not specifically monetarily, but the cost of fossil fuels on the environment. There are different ways of extracting fossil fuels and each way has its negative effects. Over the years we have seen an increase in surface mining rather than underground mining....   [tags: Natural gas, Fossil fuel, Coal, Methane]

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The Definition, Uses and Applications of Bitcoin

- 1. Introduction These days, many people have heard about a new name: the Bitcoin. What is the Bitcoin. By its inventor, Nakamoto’s definition, the Bitcoin is a peer-to-peer, decentralized, encrypted digital currency(Nakamoto). For a long time, the Bitcoin was a currency only recognized and used in the circle of geeks, but recent months, the Bitcoin successfully drew the public’s interest in its roller-coaster-like price. Simultaneously, more and more Bitcoin alternatives, for example, Namecoin, Litecoin, PPCoin, Betacoin, etc....   [tags: decentralized, encrypted digital currency]

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Outweighing the Ugliness of the Industrial Revolution

- There are positive and negative sides to every event and the Industrial Revolution was no exception. There were many improvement accompanied by drawbacks during the industrialization. During the Industrial Revolution, new directions of science were taken, new ways of life were started, and new technologies were invented and these positive result of industrialization outweighed the pains it brought upon the people and environment. With science taking a new direction, people became healthier as vaccines, pasteurization, anesthesia, antiseptics, and the importance of personal hygiene were introduced....   [tags: pros and cons, scientific advancements]

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Conflict Theory and the Movie Glory Road

- Society is based on two groups the people the haves and the have-nots. In the movie Glory Road, the Caucasians are the haves and the African-Americans are the have-nots. The beliefs of a conflict theorist are that there is competition for scarce resources, some form of inequality to maintain, and social change comes about because of the conflicts (Brinkerhoff 10-11). Conflict theory starts by emphasizing that conflict within society is the normal way of life and that the changing aspects can be understood by identifying the sources of conflict and power....   [tags: resources, change, conflicts, enequality]

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Communication in the Chilean Mine Collapse Incident

- ... The employees of the company needed to know that the company was working on getting the trapped workers out, without risking getting more of the employees trapped. The trapped miners needed to know that it was going to be a while, but that they were going to get water and nutrition and that their families would be taken care of. They also needed to know that it was taking so long so that they would not cause any more collapses. Before you send any messages to anybody you should look into the situation, find out what happened, what has started, and set a plan for what you are going to do about it....   [tags: audience, company, families]

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Factors Affecting The Australian Gross Domestic Product

- Question 1 – Mining Boom Due to increasing demand for natural resources such as coal and iron ore (Anthony, 2016) the mining sector of Australia boomed as it exported to countries such as China (Heath & Petrie, 2016). Thus, affecting the Australian Gross domestic product (GDP). GDP is “the market value of all final goods and services produced within a nation 's geographic borders during a period of time, usually a quarter or a year” (Layton, Robinson, & Tucker, 2016, p. 257) and helps to measure economic growth....   [tags: Inflation, Economics, Gross domestic product]

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Jeans: A Reflection of American Values

- Jeans: A Reflection of American Values Levi Strauss and Jacob Davis did not know they were creating an American legacy when they patented the process for riveting pants on May 20, 1873, nor did they get to see the enduring influence of their product before their deaths in the early 1900’s ("Levi Strauss & Co. Timeline"). Nevertheless, since their creation, denim jeans have become symbolic of various American sentiments over the years: the romanticizing of the American West, the social rebellion of countercultures, and a paradoxical preoccupation with individuality....   [tags: Clothing]

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Learning About Racism and Glory Road

- Racism has been a major issue in this world throughout history and still occurs today. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, racism is the poor treatment of or violence against people because of their race. There are numerous movies that focus on the subject of racism, and Glory Road is a movie that depicts racism very accurately. Glory Road achieves this by vividly explaining the attitudes of the players and how they had to fight to break down the barriers of discrimination in order to have a successful season....   [tags: film analysis]

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Where is Your Money really Going?

- Thirty thousand eight hundred and fourteen dollars, that is how much my first year at college costs but what am I actually paying for. College is supposed to be a time for growth, experience and learning, but is that what is actually happening. The answer to that question is no; beginning in grade school, students are taught the exact opposite. Although teachers have tried to make school more engaging, it is no longer about learning and students are going to be greatly affected by this change. Parents and students are paying for college only to have an education system that tears down individuality, and is non beneficial to students’ learning....   [tags: College Tuition, Educatino System, Schooling]

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Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games: Eve

- ... Because of the detailed game mechanics, you can jump in and start making ISK almost any way you want, bet here are a few of the most common things beginners do. 1. Mining Most players start with mining if they don't already know someone else who plays. The first ship you get comes with everything you need to get started and mining asteroids is a good way to familiarise yourself with the User Interface and controls, as well as bringing in ISK with low risk. Asteroids spawn in every system and their quality increases as you get into more dangerous space....   [tags: CCP, detailed video games, ]

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Cunning, Intelligent, and Ruthless Warrior, Geronimo

- Geronimo Geronimo acquired a reputation in the American history, as a renegade fighting and clinging for his freedom even though many of his tribes gave up. His story was known by all Native Americans, as he stuck fear on the white settlers living in their territories through bloody raids. The American troops respected him for his courage and ferocity in battle that they shouted and chanted his name as a battle cry to motivate their troops (Geronimo Westward). Geronimo is one of the most famous warrior in the U.S....   [tags: indian, tribe, apahes]

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Questions On The 's Revolt 1898

- 1. Insurgent’s Revolt 1898 • The Insurgent’s Revolt was the Cuban revolt against Spain. Americans supported the Cubans and their fight for independence, so they tried to help them out. This ultimately led to the Spanish-American War where the Cubans were ultimately able to gain their independence. 2. Samuel “Golden Rule” Jones 1846-1904 • Samuel Jones was the Mayor of Toledo during the progressive era. Jones created the Ohio Oil Company which was bought by the Standard Oil Company. Joes was a strong advocate of the Golden Rule hence his nickname....   [tags: Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson]

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Vincent Willem Van Gogh 's Life

- Vincent Willem van Gogh was born in Groot-Zundert, Netherlands on March 30, 1853. He was born into a middle class family that sometimes struggled financially. His grandfather was a famous preacher and his father was a minister so religion was pretty important within his family. The other passion within the family was art. His mother was an artist and three of his uncles and later his brother were art dealers. He got his first job at age 15, at his uncle’s art dealership. The fact that Vincent’s family was struggling at this time gave him the responsibility to leave school and go to work....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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The Gold Rush Was Discovered Accidently

- The California Gold Rush was discovered accidently. Most of the world’s gold is deep underground and embedded in hard rock. Unlike anywhere else in the world at that time the gold in California was easy to dig up, free for the taking and required little tools to acquire any gold. All that was requires was a pick or shovel and a pan to shift out the gold from the rock, sand and debris. The Gold Rush affected not only California but the outcome of the nation. It created the expansion of our nation into Western America and California....   [tags: California Gold Rush, United States, California]

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The Legacy Of The Progressive Era

- Reform brought incredible change in America with the help of state and municipal levels of government in America, but primarily in the federal level. Influences within government at the national level such as Theodore Roosevelt, WIlliam Taft, and Woodrow Wilson brought significant successes and limitations in the period of 1900-1920. These three presidents inflicted the most change during the Progressive Era, helping rid America of corruption, trusts, poor living and working conditions, and promoting moral responsibility and conservation....   [tags: Woodrow Wilson, History of the United States]

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The Creation And Acquisition Of Bitcoins

- As technology continues to develop at a rapid pace, many aspects of our lives are being transferred to the digital world. The internet has changed the lives of many, giving them a new way to communicate, learn, shop, and more recently, make online transactions without physical cash, checks or credit cards. In 2009, the world of digital currency was altered forever when Satoshi Nakamoto introduced bitcoin, a crypto-currency. It has shown an immense growth in popularity within just six years, offering consumers less fees, more safety, and no physical currency to keep track of....   [tags: Credit card, Money, PayPal, Electronic money]

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Global Energy Consumption And Co2 Emissions

- The objective of the project is to develop a numerical model to analyze the future carbon dioxide levels and the resulting change in global temperatures through extrapolation of existing historical data. Moreover, the motivation of this work is the alarming increase in mean annual temperature, with the warmest year recorded in 2015, which was 86oC (Figure 1). The methodological approach (Figure 2) taken in this study is to project global electricity consumption and CO2 emissions based on carbon emitting products based on historical data and employ the BERN and Berkeley models to account for the atmospheric carbon dioxide decay rates and the subsequent change in temperatures with respect to t...   [tags: Carbon dioxide, Global warming, Fossil fuel]

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Effects Of The Grand Industrial Revolution

- The Industrial Revolution was a time that England and America set the stage for life as we know it today. It brought the developmental changes of agriculture, manufacturing, mining, communication and transportation to the European empires and eventually the entire world. Everywhere we look we can see how it has impacted our quality of life, family structure, career paths, and even education. There are endless possibilities when explaining the effects of the grand Industrial Revolution....   [tags: Industrial Revolution, Steam engine, Coal]

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Student 's Use Of Cell Phones

- Every high school in today’s society is impacted by student 's use of cell phones, but at one local high school, the issue is incontrovertibly noticeable. Sussex Technical High School in Georgetown, Delaware has lifted their ban and maintained an approval of cell phone use for two years now. This appeased the student population, but the school did not reap any benefits by reversing the previous prohibition. Students now are using their phones for purposes other than bettering the surrounding society, and instead, may even be harming it....   [tags: Mobile phone, High school, Cellular network]

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The Gold Rush And Economic Development

- In the textbook reading, “The Gold Rush and Economic Development,” reads about the discovery of gold in early 1848 that lead to the Gold Rush; one of the most significant events to shape American political, social, and cultural history during the 19th century. As the news of the discovery of gold spread in the San Francisco mines, thousands of people migrated by sea or by land to the state and the surrounding areas. By the end of 1849, the non-native population of the California territory increase with the arrival of Anglo- American and people from all over the word, becoming a multicultural state....   [tags: California Gold Rush, United States, California]

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Race As A Social Construct

- The concept of race is an ancient construction through which a single society models all of mankind around the ideal man. This idealism evolved from prejudice and ignorance of another culture and the inability to view another human as equal. The establishment of race and racism can be seen from as early as the Middle Ages through the present. The social construction of racism and the feeling of superiority to people of other ethnicities, have been distinguishably present in European societies as well as America throughout the last several centuries....   [tags: Racism Essays]

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Levi's Performance in Globalized Economy

- Introduction Levi’s is the best known jeans name on the planet. As it mentioned, the company was founded by the Strauss family in 1875 and produced jeans for miners out of tent fabric and canvas. It then went on to make jeans from denim which is a coarse, heavy twill fabric. The jeans became popular with miners during the California gold rush and were famous for the twin rivets on the pockets. Furthermore, Levi Strauss & Co., the world's largest brand-name between denim producers, gave the world blue jeans and grew extremely rich on this piece of U.S....   [tags: Business Management]

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Nadine Gordimer on South Africa

- In the twentieth century alone, the world has witnessed oppression in many places, like the South African apartheid, which literally means “apartness” (Omond 11). Nadine Gordimer, an esteemed author and South African native, has lived to see the injustice and conflict her country has experienced during apartheid rule, which lasted just under a half-century. Most of her literary work throughout the decades of apartheid oppression united under the banner of freedom for the victims of apartheid. Her books speaking on the dangers and horrors of apartheid, as well as a call for its dismantling earned her a Nobel Peace Prize for literature in 1991....   [tags: oppression, apartheid, racism]

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The Ghost in Morgan's Alley

- Lewiston, Idaho, once an important port for miners traveling in search of gold, is now a town of about 30,000 people. Few of the people who live in the Lewis-Clark Valley speak of its over one hundred year history. However, there are still parts of the community where one can explore and see the age of the town. Downtown Lewiston is one of a few areas where people can go exploring. They wander the streets, admiring the buildings that stand proudly above them. One building in particular ties a unique history into the downtown area....   [tags: Lewinston, Idaho, history]

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Should Diamonds Cost so Much?

- ... Once Oppenheimer was in control, he introduced a new structure called the Central Selling Organization (CSO). As illustrated in figure 1, ten times a year a handpicked group of dealers, known as “sightholders”, would meet at the CSO warehouse in London to purchase diamonds. The diamonds were sold at non-negotiable prices. Each sightholder received a different package determined by the quantity and type that De Beers wanted to place in the market and what the sightholder wanted to sell in the coming weeks....   [tags: diamond market and cartel, gem stones]

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America Needs Energy from Coal

- Living in Eastern Kentucky, a region that relies heavily on the coal industry, most find the dispute about coal senseless. Majority argues that coal is a major cause of the pollution within our country. However, coal is a beneficial resource; coal generates electricity. Consider the well-known saying, "Coal Keeps the Lights On." I believe when people are against coal and feel that it is too dangerous for our families or communities, they need to look at where we would be without coal. In my hometown there are numerous families supported by coal....   [tags: coal mining industry]

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Uranium in the Four Corners

- ... Opponents of the uranium mining operation want the federal environmental review updated and point out the uranium mine’s close proximity to the Red Butte Traditional Cultural Property, which was recognized and designated by the US Forest Service in 2010. Transporting the uranium has also proven to be a major concern for communities in northern Arizona, most notably Flagstaff. In 2010 the Flagstaff City Council passed a resolution supporting the Obama administration’s withdrawal of one million acres of federal land around the national park from uranium mining for 20 years....   [tags: mining, shaft, conservation, conditions]

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Ethics and The Mining Industry

- ... I spent 15 minuted staring at the blank white screen on my laptop thinking "Where do I start?" do I start at typing about gold. Diamonds. Ethics. I was just so lost, but isn't that the truth about mining. It's lost. Day by day, the ethics which hold it together are disappearing, they are no where to be found. Lost. The more I read, the more I also realised what a cold, and dark industry it is, yes there are people trying to improve their standards, they are striving for better ways on conducting themselves and their behaviour in the mining industry, but there are still so many deep holes, like the ones left by artisinal miners in Africa, it's quit frightening....   [tags: minerals, cold and dark industry]

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Economy Of The Colonial African

- Economy of the Colonial African States The economies of many colonial African states were supported mostly by the labor of Africans. It was considered cheaper to use African laborers, and they were not paid the same wages as whites. With Europeans using and forcing them to do labor projects to find important resources for European consumption, as well as using underhanded tactics to gain profits from them, colonial systems in Africa were able to gain profit for their nations. At the same time, their abuse and exploitation of the African people would lead to future nationalist movements in later years....   [tags: Africa, Colonialism, Atlantic slave trade]

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Disease Is A Constant Force

- According to Aberth, "disease is a constant force in human history that has had much more than just demographic repercussions"(Aberth 2007, Pg.X). It has created fear, awareness, pain and frustration for the lack of knowledge of it cause. In 1500 through the 20th century, the primary reasons for disease to spread so effectively are animals, trade routes and colonization/ imperialism. The disease was widely spread through warm climate and the geographic of the world because the virus host bacteria was able to grow and attack the human body....   [tags: Black Death, Bubonic plague, Infectious disease]

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The General Function Of Unions

- Unionization has undoubtedly improved that working conditions of the American worker. Although modern sentiment towards contemporary labor unions is mixed, it is generally accepted that the labor unions of the past served an important purpose. The unions were strengthened after the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) was passed, and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was implemented to enforce the NLRA (Kubasek, Brennan, & Browne, 2015, p. 520). However, the NLRB is also responsible for enforcing fair work practices regardless of union affiliation....   [tags: Unfair labor practice]

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Children During The Gilded Age

- The period immediately following the American Civil War is a period often associated with industrialization and sweeping reforms. It is also a period where millions of immigrants made their way to the United States in search for a better life. However, after being pushed to accept poor living conditions and low wages, some families, both domestic and immigrant, were forced to send their children into the workforce just to be able to have enough income to survive. With the presence of children becoming increasingly common in the workforce during this time, things began to decline as far as the conditions they were forced to work in, as well as the rights that they were allowed as workers....   [tags: High school, Education, Compulsory education]

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Define And Give An Example

- Short Answers: define and give an example in two or three sentences (5 points each). 1. Social Construction This is where a society makes up ideas of what is normal and abnormal genders. For example, gender is socially constructed into two different genders (male and female) in the U. S. A. Male and female is what society views as normal genders and the other gender identities are considered abnormal. Two examples of the U.S. socially constructing gender are babies getting gender colored clothing when they are born and getting gendered toys (lecture 922/16)....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Transgender, Gender identity]

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Vedic Views on Evolution

- In this article I shall try to dissuade the reader of the popular scientific theory of evolution, through use of scientifically sound facts and some philosophical arguments using the Vedas. The Vedas are a large body of philosophical and religious texts originating from ancient India, writ in Sanskrit verse they are some of the oldest texts ever written. Darwin’s theory of evolution states that all life originated from one spontaneously created, self replicating, asexual, single celled, organism, which mutated over the course of millions of years to form the first vertebrate, that vertebrate mutated and changed in to every single organism alive today....   [tags: Darwin's Theory, God, Creation]

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Vincent Willem Van Gogh

- Vincent Willem Van Gogh, of Groot-Zundert, France, was born on March 30, 1853, near the southern Netherlands. He was noted as a troubled, erratic painter by David Sweetman, in his book Van Gogh: His Life and His Times. Anna Cornelia Carbentus and Theodrus van Gogh were the parents of this soon to be phenomenon, and focused their occupations around religion. Theodrus, Cor, Elizabeth, Anna, and Willemina were van Gogh’s siblings. The van Gogh unity held the common name “Vincent” throughout generations of their family....   [tags: France, art, painter, religion, humanitarianism]

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Vancouver and its Environment

- Introduction Vancouver is known as a city of booming economy and natural beauty. Both were highlighted by the 2010 Winter Olympic Games: the economy in the ability to host the games and nature in the advertisements for the games. These commercials focused as much on the soaring mountains and lush forests as they did on the city itself. “To the untrained eye, Vancouver is one of those rare cities which seems to have achieved a delicate balance between urban development and scenic preservation.”[2.9] However, this natural beauty can be viewed as causing issues for the development of the city....   [tags: economy, nature, transportation, bogs, mountains]

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Degradation of Appalachian Mountains

- The 205-thousand-square-mile Appalachian Mountain range, which spans from Eastern Canada to northern Alabama, boasts North America’s oldest mountains (formed approximately 400 million years ago), the highest peak of the eastern United States (Mount Mitchell), industrial production opportunities and leisurely recreation. The range includes the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Great Smoky mountains (NCSU, n.d.). A range of recreational activities such as fishing in freshwater streams, camping, biking the Blue Ridge Parkway, skiing and hiking are available in the region....   [tags: clean air act, mountains, mining industry]

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Essay On Theodore Roosevelt

- How did you feel about Theodore Roosevelt as a president. Did Theodore Roosevelt tenure become successful or become a failure. Theodore Roosevelt was the 26th president of the United States of America. Roosevelt showed respect and honesty towards other people around him. He confronted struggles between management and business. Everyone seemed to trust Theodore Roosevelt throughout his presidential years. Theodore strived for the best while being president for two constant terms. Theodore Roosevelt cared about how things turned out and wanted to make sure that everything went as smoothly as possible....   [tags: President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt]

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Siege Of Yorktown

- It was four o'clock in the morning when my commanding officer awoke me and we were ordered to prepare to march. We had set up an extensive camp at Chatham in New York, we all believed that we would attack New York City. It turned out that we were marching on towards Yorktown. When we arrived at Yorktown the bay was full of French ships. Our army along with the French encircled Cornwallis. Cornwallis did not surrender, he waited for a larger British fleet to save him. Being in the Corps of Sappers and Miners we were to prepare mines and trenches....   [tags: American History]

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The Dual Oppressions of Working-Class Women in Agnes Smedley's Daughter of Earth by Alex Gomez

- ["What I have written is not a work of beauty, created that someone may spend an hour pleasantly; not a symphony to lift up the spirit, to release it from the dreariness of reality. It is a story of a life, written in desperation, in unhappiness. I write of the earth on which we all, by some strange circumstance, happen to be living. I write of the joys and sorrows of the lowly. Of loneliness. Of pain. And of love." Smedley 7).] <p> The socialist movement criticized the exploitation of workers under capitalism....   [tags: American Literature]

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American Federation Of Labor And Industrial Workers Of The World

- American Federation of Labor and Industrial Workers of the World The American Federation of Labor was an association of trade unions starting 1886, rising out of an earlier Federation of Organized Trades and Labor Unions founded in 1881. The AFL's president, Samuel Gompers, was convinced that unions open to workers of all types of skills within a given industry,called industrial unions,were too undisciplined to withstand the tactics that both government and management had used to break American unions in the past....   [tags: Work force labor ]

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The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald

- The Germanic and Celtic Tradition by George MacDonald One of the most interesting things about fairytales is how the author has borrowed ideas from ancient myths and legends and kept them alive in their writings. The Princess and the Goblin is one of these fairytales. In writing this novel, George MacDonald has incorporated much of the folk tradition in his characters and plot. Specifically, his concept of goblins seem to be drawn from the tradition of dwarfs, gnomes, and kobolds of Germanic myth and the fairies, or elves, of Celtic myth....   [tags: Germanic Celtin Macdonald Fairytales Essays]

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The General Strike and How Revolutionary It Was

- The General Strike and How Revolutionary It Was Seventy eight years ago an earthquake shook the very foundations of British capitalism. In the greatest display of militant power in its history the British working class moved into action in the General Strike of May 1926. For 9 days not a wheel turned nor a light shone without the permission of the working class. In this essay I argue that it was not revolutionary or better it was not designed to be revolutionary. From one minute to midnight on Monday 3 May, the TUC called out the railwaymen, dockers, road transport workers, printers and gas and electricity workers....   [tags: Papers]

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Gorbachev’s Failed Attempts to Reform the USSR

- Gorbachev’s Failed Attempts to Reform the USSR Mikhail Gorbachev, who came to power in March 1985, was the most gifted and dynamic leader Russia had seen for many years. He was determined to transform and revitalise the country after the sterile years following Krushchev’s fall. The two key ideas were glasnost (openness) and perestroika (restructuring). Gorbachev did not want to end communism; he wanted to replace the existing system, which was still basically Stalinist, with a socialist system that was humane and democratic....   [tags: Papers]

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Blue Jeans, the Ultimate American Icon

- Blue Jeans, the Ultimate American Icon Gold was discovered in California in 1849. This resulted in more than eighty thousand American’s rushing to California. The pioneering spirit spread and by 1890, the West’s population reached nearly 17 million. The west became the most racially diverse part of the country. All were in search of a better life for themselves and their families, seeking what would become known as the American Dream. During this time innovation and creation were prompting remarkable growth in industry....   [tags: History]

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The Coal War, by upton sinclair

- THE COAL WAR Book 1, The Social Chasm By: Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair wrote The Coal War in 1976 being published by Colorado Associated University Press. Book One; "The Social Chasm," contained 69 pages while the entirety of The Coal War had 399 pages with two other Books. "The Social Chasm" was easy to follow and had an intriguing beginning. The Coal War portrays many situations common to the people of the coal fields and those making an effort to improve its conditions....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Openings Of The Time Machi

- The openings of the Time Machine and Lord of the Flies seem like a description of paradise. In what ways does this turn out to be deceptive. The Time Machine is about the possibility of time travelling. In the story, one man succeeds in building a fully working time machine, and he uses it to travel into the future. The story was written during the Victorian times (1895), by H.G. Wells. Lord of the Flies involves a group of boys who crash land on an island, in the middle of nowhere. It begins as paradise, but as the story goes on it turns out differently to what they expected....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Salt Late City Law History

- Salt Late City Law History Salt Lake City looks like a very large well-organised city, there are fair house allotments and they were quite large. The city is a good strong planned community with lots of residential areas. The way the city is set out it is obvious that a strong leader who knew what he wanted has planned the city and shows through the city that it is very disciplined. There may have been school their as well which would have proven what a well-organised city this is....   [tags: Papers]

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The General Strike of 1926

- The General Strike of 1926 In 1926 the General Council of the Trades Union Congress (TUC) called out workers throughout the country on a general strike for nine days in an attempt to force the government to act to prevent the wages and conditions of coal miners being lowered. There is no one reason why the General Strike of 1926 took place, instead a large number of long and short term causes led towards the event, which was finally set off by a trigger cause. An example of a long term cause would be the history of bad relations between mine owners and their workers, a short term cause would be the Samuel Report and a trigger the Daily Mail article....   [tags: Papers]

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The Childhood of Billy and Frank

- Who do the two directors present the childhood of Billy and Frank. Billy and Frank are very alike. This is purely down to their environment. Their environment is there family life, political circumstances, religion, lack of money, and the school they go to. In both the films, one of the many themes is ambition. Billy tries to make his dream of become a professional ballet dancer come true, his older brother and father try to get there way in the miners strike. Frank tries to reach America, after getting a taster when he was younger, and his family members try to get though the poverty....   [tags: Drama]

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Germinal: Applying Maslow's Theory of Actualization

- Rampant child rape, indiscreet public sex, gangs of thieving children, mobs of murderous men and women, these are the images that characterize the mining community set forth in Germinal, by Emile Zola. The graphic images presented by Zola leaves the reader wondering about a society that could allow such harsh conditions for their young. Everyone worked yet they could afford not meat but just bread from their earnings. Food was scarce and the only activity besides work was sex. The workload increased at any time and the worker was at the absolute mercy of the manager or owner of the mine where he worked....   [tags: European Literature]

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1926 Strike as an Attempted Revolution

- 1926 Strike as an Attempted Revolution The General Strike of May 1926 was the biggest industrial stoppage in British history. This showdown between the TUC and the British Government was presented by the latter as a trial of strength between the representatives of free democracy and revolutionary bully-boys. However, even though the tactics of the General Strike were intended to intimidate the government, in no way could they be viewed as revolutionary that is, a coordinated attempt to overthrow the British government and replace it with a socialist workers' state....   [tags: Papers]

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Decline of Indian Southwest

- Decline of Indian Southwest Lord Acton said, “The most certain test by which we judge whether a country is really free is the amount of security enjoyed by its minorities.” In the late 1800’s the security of the minorities in the southwest was in serious jeopardy. For the Apache’s the security was promised but rarely upheld by the American government. The minimal security the Navajo enjoyed vanished by 1846. Men like Kit Carson desired but often failed to maintain the peace and security for these Indian tribes....   [tags: Native Americans History Papers]

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Vincent Van Gogh: Post-Impressionist

- Vincent Van Gogh: Post-Impressionist He was born March 30, 1853 in the small village of Groot-Zundert, Holland. His parent’s theodorus van Gogh and Anna Cornelia nee carbentus. He was the older of two sons’. In 1862 he had attempted his first drawing. He went to school in Zevenbergen and studied French, English and German. He had spent a lot of time with his brother to begin a life long correspondence Which today offers the best means of studying Vincent’s opinions, feelings and state of mind....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Concept of Citizenship

- The Concept of Citizenship Citizens are members of a certain state and are formally recognised by that state. The concept of citizenship is therefore legalistic. Citizens are individuals who have a legal status within the state. They are granted certain rights and in return must perform certain duties. The range and balance between the rights granted and duties they are supposed to perform, vary from state to state and time to time. For example, in war time the rights and obligations of a citizen would be different that of a citizen in peace time....   [tags: Papers]

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Occupational Health

- Occupational Health can be related to everyone in individuals’ lives. Occupational Health refers to identifying physical, chemical hazards that are present in the workplace in order to create a safer work environment for individuals (Friis, 2006). Diseases that come from injuries in the workplace are called Occupational Diseases. Occupational Diseases are the outcomes of exposure to general conditions or specific hazards from the work environment. The health hazards in the work place can cause possible risks through toxic chemicals, fumes and dusts, high noise levels, ionizing & nonionizing radiation, high temperatures, biohazards and stress which can be classified under psychological & soci...   [tags: Career Research ]

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Mountaintop Removal Mining

- Appalachia, a vast, beautiful panoply of lush green mountains. At least, most of the thin line of peaks that make up the Appalachian Mountains used to be that way. Currently, the continued spread of a method of coal extraction known as mountaintop removal mining has plagued areas of the eastern United States, mainly including the state of West Virginia. Throughout its increasing stages of implementation, mountaintop removal mining has caused numerous hampering effects, including causing serious harm to nearby residents, and polluting a once-pure environment....   [tags: Mining]

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Malaria Eradication Program

- Malaria is one of the most dangerous diseases rooming this planet. The disease—carried by mosquitoes infected by a parasite—affects half the world's population (3.3 billion people) who live in sectors at risk of the transmission. In Africa, Malaria comes in 2nd as one of the leading causes of death, right after HIV and AIDS. In the United States, there are on average 1500 cases reported each year since The National Malaria Eradication program successfully eradicated malaria in the country, in the 1950's....   [tags: Disease ]

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Exploring Energy Resources

- A fossil fuel is something-such as coal or a gas-that is now the remains of the once living organisms. Those organisms formed in the geological past. (Illinois Coal Association, 2013) Coal is an important resource that we use in our lives. Coal is something that we use all the time. Coal produces energy when burned, which then powers what we use, want and in some cases, need. (Illinois Coal Association, 2013) Coal is generally a dark colored rock. When burned—it produces heat. The chemical make-up of coal is Carbon, Hydrogen, Nitrogen, Oxygen, and Sulfur....   [tags: Energy Resources]

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Levi's and You

- Every day millions of people put on their durable denim jeans without thinking where they came from or how they got there. When in fact those jeans have had had quite the controversial journey. There are two billion jeans produced annually according to the Environmental Justice Foundation and your pair is one of them. How many gallons of water, fertilizer and chemicals do you think went into them . These are questions that make many of us cringe and they are questions that need to be answered. The production of these jeans is such an intimately global event that we all play different roles in their production and consumption....   [tags: cotton blue jeans, history]

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The Industrial Revolution

- The industrial revolution The industrial revolution began around the year 1760 and carried on until about 1820 to 1840. The industrial revolution gave birth to many inventions such as medicine transport and even agricultural machinery, but one of the most important inventions was the steam engine. How the steam engine changed the world The steam engine changed the world by overcoming the limits of men and horses. The steam engine is what has been called the driving force behind the industrial revolution, and allowed humans to have the power of steam and to allow machines to do the most work and allow factories to reach a speed of production that had never been seen before in the 18th centur...   [tags: steam engine, man power]

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The Pendleton Act

- ... Spargo documented just one example of the conditions that Americans were facing and progressivism was called in to fix. In a 1903 speech before the Western Federation of Miners by Eugene V. Debs, he calls for “The end to class struggles and class rule, of master and slave, or ignorance and vice, of poverty and shame, of cruelty and crime -- the birth of freedom, the dawn of Brotherhood, the beginning of MAN. That is the demand” (Reading 12, p. 3). This is an example of the passion the progressives had to better the conditions of workers and see a new advancement towards civilization....   [tags: government patronage, populist party]

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The Mine Rescue

- Chilean Mine Rescue In 2010, there was a massive collapse in the tunnels in the San Jose copper and gold mine in Chile, trapping 33 men underground and in desperate need of rescue (Rashid, Edmondson, & Leonard, 2013). The appointed leaders assigned to this rescue showed skillful thinking, and the unveiling of a complex framework, with high-pressure situations to integrate quick integrations with a rapid execution (Rashid et al., 2013). Flexibility, Adaptability, and Communication Sougarret, well-known for his leadership skills, and ability to maintain poise under stressful and high-pressure situations....   [tags: Leadership, Situational leadership theory, Skill]

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Industrial Revolution and Absolutism

- Section I, Question 2 In the early 17th century “absolutism” was not only thought of in the theological sense it was also a political catch word all through out Europe. England had a few rulers attempt to create an absolute monarchy. James I and Charles I both tried to have complete rule over the country without consulting Parliament. Parliament, which had a large portion of control, prevented these two rulers from successfully hindering their power. The citizens of England were very use to the combined rule of the king and Parliament....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Mining in Butte, Montana

- Mining in Butte, Montana The EPA says environmental justice is the "fair treatment for people of all races, cultures, and incomes, regarding the development of environmental laws, regulations, and policies. (EPA: September 30,1997). I think governmental action is necessary to catch the mining industry's attention, and to convince the industry that it needs to be a steward of the land and its resources. Butte, Montana needs environmental justice in order to help them from future problems arising....   [tags: Papers]

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- Will Puck was an ordinary kid who had the dream of one day becoming a professional hockey player. Both Will’s Mom and Dad had played for the USA hockey teams, and Will wanted nothing more than to do the same thing. One day after a hockey game, as Will and his parents were coming home, a drug crazed man came out of nowhere and shot and killed his parents right in front of him. As his Mom and Dad were dying he promised his parents that he would get revenge and become the best hockey player in the world....   [tags: personal narrative]

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What If We Still Lived in the World of Cities Rather than Nation-states?

- In The Hunger Games series written by Suzanne Colins, there are twelve districts each of which has its own specialty. The twelfth district is famous for mining thus most of the men work as miners in that district. The third, whose region consists of large area of forest, specializes in wood. The story argued that if we still lived in form of cities or districts, a city will specialize itself in one production. There will be many problems that occur. People hardly live above poverty line and growth of economy is slow....   [tags: Government, Specialization, Hunger Games]

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Saving the Environment by Lowering Toxic Emissions from Cars: The Hybrid Car

- In recent years many people in the United States have been in a phase of saving the environment and wanting to reduce the amount of pollution they produce. This has brought about a wave of people buying hybrid cars to help reduce the amount of toxic emissions they produce. Although many people believe that hybrid cars are environmentally friendly, they are just the opposite due to the dangerous lithium ion batteries, the added cost of supposed fuel savings, and the production of pollutant emissions....   [tags: fuel, electric model, gas savings]

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Rena’s Concept of Nation Building Based on Chavez and Morales

- ... By doing this, he is satisfying the part where Renan said that people need to work together to unify the nation. Moreover, the book mentioned about the accumulation of wealth through the oil companies and this was used to create jobs, health care, and education for the poor. As well, we see how Chavez uses the past to bring consciousness to the people about the sacrifices that its ancestors have made as Renan noted like is the case of Simon Bolivar. Chavez made Simon Bolivar his icon for his effort of freeing South America and for challenging the United State influence....   [tags: language, race, collaboration, unify]

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A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

- The 1920s time period is very applicable to the saying, from A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, and it was the age of foolishness.” The 1920s had been a decade of success and the “best of times” for women folk. This was witnessed by the attempts at equality through the suffrage movement, which aimed at winning the right to vote. Through potential leaders such as Nelly McClung and Therese Casgrain, women gained the vote in 1925 (throughout all parts of Canada except Quebec)....   [tags: historical essay]

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The Beginning of the Slave Trade

- Under what circumstances did the slave trade begin. After the Bantu people migrated to numerous sections in Africa, this particular movement set the spread of agriculture in motion. From the 15th to the 19th century, the Europeans looked to Africa as a work force (slaves) to nurture their farms in the western hemisphere. As mentioned in our text, Traditions and encounters, “In exchange for slaves, African peoples received European manufactured products….” (p. 424). Furthermore, the Africans had experience in agriculture, which made the land profitable....   [tags: Slavery]

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Industrial Revolution Led to Labor Unions

- ... They as a group believed that they could get rid of conflict between the laborers and managements. The overall goal of the group was to create a cooperative society where the laborers not only worked in the factories but owned them too. The Industrial Workers of the World (a.k.a. Wobblies) worked to unite all workers including African Americans to create “One Big Union.” The American Federation of Labor was an alliance of skilled workers. The main goals of the group was to receive higher wages, shorter hours, and better working conditions....   [tags: economy, immigrants, depression]

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Effects of the Industrial Revolution

- Effects of the Industrial Revolution The Industrial Revolution created many changes in society. Two of these changes had positive and negative effect on the labor forces and the growth of the modes of transportation that was used to. New jobs were created with the assumption that things would be better for everyone. The increase of the development of technological and industrial fields weren't what society thought it would be. The Industrial Revolution was the good and bad of many civilizations....   [tags: technological advances, population growth]

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The Labor Unions

- The Labor Unions Unions have become commonplace in the labor arena. They provide employees with a valuable tool that allows them to stand together against their employer to make sure that their rights are upheld in the workplace. This paper will focus on labor unions with regards to how they work in two very different companies, Ford Motor Company and United Airlines. Also, a brief history will be outlined as well as legislation regarding unions. Many unions are at battle with their respected employers....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Vincent Van Gogh

- &#9;On March 30, 1853 Vincent Van Gogh was born in the small village of Groot-Zundert, Holland. When he is eleven, he begins schooling where he starts to draw for the first time. People begin to notice how magnificent his works were, and after he finishes school he begins to sell his paintings to art dealers. Van Gogh starts spending more time with his brother Theo. They create a deep bond with each other and discuss things, which today, help us understand Van Gogh much better. In 1873, he joins the London branch of the art dealers he originally started out with....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bitcoins Is the Currency of Choice

- Achieving popularity late last year for its seemingly inflated value, Bitcoins have been lauded by some as to be the end-all and be-all currency of choice. Since its inception in 2009, the fledgling digital currency has weathered its share of skeptics as retailers worldwide have embraced it as a new form of payment from its customers. Despite its reputation for being known as an open-source alternative to conventional money some in economic circles have called into question the viability of digital currency that is both unregulated and is increasingly used as a speculative asset by investors....   [tags: financial, revenue, value]

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Analysis of Germinal

- Germinal, based on the landmark novel by Emile Zola, presents a startlingly authentic and powerful look into the tumultuous, tragedy-riddled lives of 19th century French coal miners. Forced to endure hellish conditions, risk death and dismemberment, and work from before dawn until after dusk, these men and women had only one alternative to mining: starvation. Germinal is not a happy story, but it is impossible not to sense the realism that pervades the project. The film opens with the arrival of Etienne Lantier (Renaud) at the Voreux coal mine....   [tags: essays research papers]

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black lung disease

- Black Lung Disease Every year, almost 1,500 people who have worked in the nation’s coalmines die from black lung disease. That’s equivalent to the Titanic sinking every year, with no ships coming to the rescue. While that disaster which took place so long ago continues to fascinate the nation, black lung victims die an agonizing death in isolated rural communities, away from the spotlight of publicity. Black lung is the legal term for a man-made, occupational lung disease that is contracted by prolonged breathing of coalmine dust....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Each Mans Son

- Each Mans Son 1) Doctor Ainslie’s role in the community is to take care of the injured people of Cape Breton. He works long hours to keep up with the demand of the patients. He is also very much respected by everyone in the community. Molly thinks that Doctor Ainslie is a very well educated person. She thinks of Dr. Ainslie as a great role model for her son. 2.) Page 27 is saying that whatever the doctor does it is never good enough for him. He is too hard on himself, never being pleased with himself....   [tags: essays papers]

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What Is An Environmentalist?

- What does it means to be an environmentalist. To be an environmentalist means an individual advocates the preservation of natural resources and helps insure the natural beauty of the land. Unfortunately, too many West Virginia officials take the state’s natural resources for granted and are leading its people to believe there is an endless source of cheap energy in mountain top removal mining. As a West Virginia native this writer knows all to well what happens when big business wins out over land preservation....   [tags: Environment, definition, argumentative, persuasive]

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