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The statesman

- Final Paper. The concept of written laws and their place in government is one of the key points of discussion in the Platonic dialog the Statesman. In this philosophical work, a dialog on the nature of the statesmanship is discussed in order to determine what it is that defines the true statesman from all of those who may lay claim to this title. This dialog employs different methods of dialectic as Plato begins to depart from the Socratic method of argumentation. In this dialog Socrates is replaced as the leader of the discussion by the stranger who engages the young Socrates in a discussion about the statesman....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Greatest Statesman Of The United States

- Greatest Statesman During the early 1800s the United States had just begun the fresh times of freedom. She was just a country beginning from scratch. Many political figures helped guide and make America who she is today. One figure known as, the greatest statesman, did what he could to make and keep America great. Highly praised by the nation’s sixteenth president, Abraham Lincoln, and other high members of the Congress and House of Representatives, it is said that, “...Clay held the states together long enough for a new generation of Americans to emerge who embraced nationhood—and were willing to fight and die to preserve it,”(Unger 2)....   [tags: Slavery, Slavery in the United States]

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Muhammad: A Prophet and Statesman

- Muhammad’s main role was that of a prophet. Discuss On the surface Muhammad is usually considered to be a prophet and messenger of God, but when looking closer we can see that He played many more roles in His life time including one of a Statesman. After ‘The Year of Sorrow’ in which both Muhammad’s uncle- Abu Talib and wife- Kadijah died Muhammad is warned by the angel Gabriel that the situation is getting too dangerous for him in Mecca. “Muhammad knew the faith must find expression in a community which would insure its external force and the opportunity to prevail against opposition” (Cragg)....   [tags: relgion, theology]

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Deng Xiaoping, A Chinese Revolutionary And Statesman

- Biography of Deng Xiaoping Deng Xiaoping, a Chinese revolutionary and statesman, greatly contributed to the People’s Republic of China (PRC)’s modern development, and led China to a new era under his leading of the reform and opening-up policy. In his political career, Deng Xiaoping transformed from focusing on class struggle to focusing on economic development, and from a faithful follower of Mao Zedong to a reformer who tend to develop reform and innovation, while remained consistent ways on opposing bureaucracy, sectarianism and subjectivism, and emphasizing on practice and ideological and political education....   [tags: Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping, Cultural Revolution]

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Colin Powell: Military leader, Statesman

- Colin Powell: Military leader, Statesman The question of “What makes a leader great?” is without one solitary answer. Effective leaders in the corporate and political arenas are deserving of praise, but because of the nature of their work, military leaders are arguably more complex and intriguing. “Military leadership qualities are formed in a progressive and sequential series of carefully planned training, educational, and experiential events—far more time-consuming and expensive than similar training in industry or government....   [tags: Biography]

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George Washington: The Original Statesman and Ideal Leader of America

- George Washington, born on the 22nd of February 1732 was indeed a Statesman of the highest caliber. As we see in chapter 12 ‘Understanding Politics’. There are many things required to reach a status of Statesman including: Pursuit of the public good, Practical wisdom, political skills, opportunity, and good fortune. All of these and more are prevalent in George Washington’s life. Columbus found what he thought to be India in 1492, which later would be colonized by the first American settlers still under the British flag....   [tags: U.S. History]

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Lorenzo De ' Medici, A Famous Statesman And Patron Of The Arts

- Lorenzo de’ Medici, a renowned statesman and patron of the arts, wasn’t acknowledged as “The Magnificent” for nothing. After his father, Piero di Cosimo de ' Medici, died in 1469, Lorenzo took the reigns as head of the Medici household and business, and thusly led Florence to its prime as one of the most powerful city-states in all of Italy. Lorenzo had the abilities capable of pulling off such a feat. In fact, it is said that, “Lorenzo was playing a part. Not a real Prince, he must act the prince....   [tags: Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici, House of Medici]

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Muhammad, Prophet and Statesman

- Throughout the life of Muhammad he had many qualities that enabled him to interrelate with people. He was well known for his trustworthiness and superior qualities that were to later on help him achieve the greatest achievements both as a prophet and a statesman. One of the biggest achievement of Muhammad as a prophet was the way in which he preached the message of Islam. Muhammad was given `the literal, uncreated words of God' in which he had to spread them to the people of Mecca. These words were given to in such a way that they could not be distorted, but he was still contradicted by many people of Mecca....   [tags: Religion]

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Politician vs. Statesman

- Politician and statesman are two terms that are used to define a political individual, and usually collaborate in their meanings. Many times, these two works can be used as synonyms when describing an individual, but they do have their subtle differences. Both a politician and a statesman are defined as “man who is a leader in national or international affairs” or “a man who is a respected leader in a given field” ( /   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Statesman VS Politician

- When talking about a person who is trying to run for election in our country, two terms get thrown around loosely, a politician and a statesman. However, there is a difference between the two. A Politician is a leader engaged in civil administration whose main objective is to get elected. Human affairs are not that important to him, he just wants the title. A Statesman however takes interest in human affairs and works for the common good to help people. ( George Washington can be defined as a Statesman....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Cicero vs. Cato: The Martyr for Roman Liberty

- Cicero vs. Cato: The Martyr for Roman Liberty Cicero and Cato the Younger were the premier orators and statesmen that the Roman Republic produced. Both enjoyed political success within Rome during the waning years of the Republic. In addition, both were participants and witnesses of the collapse of the Republic. Before Caesar could gain full control over Rome, Cato committed voluntaria mors, voluntary death or more commonly known, suicide. After Caesar was assassinated in 44 B.C.E., Cicero was murdered in 43 B.C.E....   [tags: suicide, cesar, statesman]

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Reconciling Injustice and Necessity: The Statesman in the Practical City

- Reconciling Injustice and Necessity: The Statesman in the Practical City When Socrates builds up a “city in speech” from ideals, he allows himself the option of overlooking the more distasteful features of real human cities simply by omitting them from the argument. His is a city whose primary purpose is to shed light on the soul of an individual, and its role as a metaphor allows it to contain logical conclusions which run wholly counter to the feasible practices of men. Aristotle permits himself no such luxury when he sets out to describe politics from the top down; he cannot overlook such thorny issues as slavery and empire because they exist as significant features in the constitutions...   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Review of Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier and Statesman

- Review of Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier and Statesman Dwight D. Eisenhower: Soldier and Statesman is a document then gives an inside look at the man who has always been a natural born leader. The book breaks down the life of Dwight D. Eisenhower from the time when he wasn't just a young boy throughout his military career, presidency, and his life up to his death....   [tags: Eisenhower Biography President]

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The Prince, Shakespeare 's Henry Iv Part 1, And The Ancient Greek Historian And Statesman Thucydides

- When I first signed up for English 101 I was slightly scared. I was not overly sure what to expect. For high school I went to a school that had long essays every three weeks and a thesis paper that had a minimum page requirement of 15 that had to be completed and passed before graduation. Mine was titled: Prudence from Virtue to True Power, in which I analyzed Machiavelli’s’ The Prince, Shakespeare’s Henry IV part 1, and the ancient Greek historian and statesman Thucydides’ Comprehensive Guide to the History of The Peloponnesian War....   [tags: First Amendment to the United States Constitution]

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A Young Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

- ... Harry Steinhauer believes that a modern reading of the novel depict Werther as a man who cannot, “...find a place for himself in society.” However, if we are to believe that Werther is aware of the difference in values between society and the individual, we too can see that he consciously elects to alienate himself from society by following his own desires as opposed to those structured to complement society. It can be said that while Lotte accepts the values of society and Werther opposes them, both of these actions come as a direct result of the interdependent relationship between the individual and society....   [tags: notorius German writer and statesman]

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A Brief Biography of Sir Francis Bacon

- ... Bacon’s The Advancement of Learning helped to convince religious leaders that science was in fact necessary for the development of mankind by proving to them that religion could not expand without the improvements in science. Bacon also believed that science would end up surpassing religious influence in the future. He supposed that justified science was compatible with religious faith. Bacon felt that God had raised man to find and discern the ordinance and official orders the natural world....   [tags: English philosopher, statesman, scientist, jurist]

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Woodrow Wilson Post World War 1 Vision

- Woodrow Wilson is regarded by historians as one of the best statesman and President of the 20th century in the United States history. His brilliance was evident in his academics, having been a college professor before joining politics and later ending up being as the only president with a PHD. Born in 1856 his best attributes were his level of confidence which won him over his admirers and critics alike. Later in life Woodrow would serve as a Governor for New Jersey and two years later become head of the highest office in the land, the presidency....   [tags: renowned statesmen and US presidents]

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Statesmen versus Warlords

- Statesmen versus Warlords Perhaps no event in recent history has so profoundly affected the political, sociological, and philosophical outlook of the American people as the Vietnam War. George Bell, Undersecretary of State from 1961 through 1966, called Vietnam the “greatest single error that America has made in its national history” (Legacies). As the first war the United States had ever lost, Vietnam shattered American confidence in its military supremacy and engendered a new wave of isolationist sentiment in the country....   [tags: U.S. Military History]

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19th Century's Industrialists: Robber Barons or Industrial Statesmen?

- Industrial development of the late 18th century (around 1865-1900) is often characterized by it’s affluent, aggressive and monopolistic industrial leaders of the likes of men such as Andrew Carnegie, William H. Vanderbilt, and John D. Rockefeller. Due to their ruthless strategies, utilization of trusts, and exploitation of cheap labor in order to garner nearly unbreakable monopolies and massive sums of wealth, these men are often labelled as “robber barons”. At the same time, they are also often referred to as “industrial statements” for their organization, and catalyst of, industrial development; not to forget their generous contributions to the betterment of American society....   [tags: trusts, monopoly, greed]

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Ideas of Virute in Machiaveli's The Prince

- Machiavelli has a consistent teaching about virtue in The Prince, and it is that virtue isn’t something that consists of being the utmost good, but instead something that is just so amazing it deserves the acclaim of others. The idea of this virtuous act is based off of two main key concepts, which are justice and power. Although virtuous meaning by good people was all well and good and meant to fix things, it was truly whoever had the power or could manipulate the virtue that had the power. That is the overwhelming mindset that has been controlling the world for at least the last couple thousand years....   [tags: justice, statesmen, leadership]

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Why Did A.J.P Taylor’s Analysis of the Origins of the Second World War Cause Such Controversy Among Historians?

- Why did A.J.P Taylor’s analysis of the origins of the Second World War cause such controversy among historians. It was broadly considered that the Second World War began in 1939 because of Hitler’s plan for world domination; many historians validated this view at the time until A.J.P. Taylor published his book ‘Origins of the Second World War’ in 1961. A. J. P Taylor was the first historian to examine the war with a completely open mind, forcing people to view the origins not as a moral issue but as a political history....   [tags: political, moral, history]

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The Principles Of Which The Fathers Achieved Independence

- Part One John Adams once wrote, “The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity.” It was those biblical principles that drove our founding fathers to free themselves from the oppression of a tyrannical government and form a new federal government, especially the covenantal principals. Fedis is Latin for covenant; and American Federalism was the new covenant our founding fathers entered into with the states, and therefore with the people....   [tags: George Washington, American Revolution]

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Creon's Failure

- Many great rulers have been tempted by the authority of absolute power. In Antigone, by Sophocles, Creon, the Theban king, will do anything in order to earn this absolute power. Creon’s prideful attitude, disregard of the authority of the gods, and failure to listen cause him to fail as a statesman, demonstrating the nature of kingship in Sophocles’s Antigone. One of Creon’s many failures as a statesman is his prideful attitude. For example, Creon believes that gods chose him to lead the kingdom: “But see, the king comes here, /Creon, the son of Menoeceus, /Whom the gods have appointed for us/In our recent change of fortune.” (Par....   [tags: Greek Literature]

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Athenian Leader: Pericles the Great

- In the present day, Barack Obama and many more inspirational individuals possess traits of leadership that influence a multitude of people. Going back even farther, Gandhi, Martin Luther King Jr., and Rosa Parks were also leaders. In the Ancient World though, people like Alexander the Great, Ramses the Great, and Hammurabi were significant leaders. The one common similarity among all these leaders is that they all influenced their people and revolutionized the world. Pericles is also among this extravagant group....   [tags: Biography]

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Plato's Dialectical Cut in Socrates' Soul in The Being of the Beautiful

- Plato's Dialectical Cut in Socrates' Soul in The Being of the Beautiful Within the spectrum of the political realm, one of the most important philosophical questions arises, "What is the best regime?" It is obvious that the best regime is one of complied consent. There still seems to be difficulty in deciding the best means to the desired end. Politics, the ruling force, operates in the realm of opinions. Its counterpart, philosophy, is an attempt to replace opinions about political things....   [tags: Philosophy]

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Otto von Bismarck's Influence on the Unification of Germany

- ... Bismarck despised democracy and was much in favor of the monarch, as well as firmly believing that power takes precedence over law. Once in power, Bismarck used his ideals of power in politics to establish Prussia as the leading German power in Europe via his diplomacy largely referred to as Realpolitik. Realpolitik referred to Bismarck’s style of diplomacy using internal conservatism tempered by pragmatism, based around the idea that function of thought is a tool for prediction, action, and problem solving, as well as glorifying the importance in backing the possible use of military might when deemed needed....   [tags: nationalism, territory, negotiations]

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The Man Who Will Always Be Remembered

- The Man Who Will Always Be Remembered The man who changed America and the way everyone thought about electricity. Benjamin Franklin was an engaged and industrious child, a scientist who conducted many experiments, and a remarkable statesman who was instrumental during the American Revolution. Franklin was too poor to go to formal schooling, became interested in the study of electricity, and started his journey by being elected as one of Pennsylvania’s delegates. Before Franklin was a great man, it all started with his child hood....   [tags: biography, benjamin franklin]

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Understanding Kissinger’s Actions Toward Chile

- Understanding Kissinger’s Actions Toward Chile Can an individual influence foreign policy. Based upon the eight years that Henry Kissinger was the Secretary of State it is clear that an individual can (Starr 466). It has become apparent through recently released classified documents that Kissinger played a large role in allowing the brutal Pinochet dictatorship over Chile to take place and allowed massive human rights violations to continually occur during the Pinochet regime. What is continually being attempted to understand is why Kissinger acted as he did towards Chile....   [tags: Foreign Policy Chile Henry Kissinger Essays]

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The Impact of Pericles in the City of Athens

- Imagine a general of immense wealth, integrity, and great perverseness. This description fits a certain person well: Pericles. Pericles was a brave man, and he did things to the best of his abilities. He was born a wealthy child, and of course used this to his advantage. He honestly thought that he could have a big impact on the city of Athens and maybe even the entire world. He have thought this way because, “His father Xanthippus had himself been a military commander for Athens at the battle of Mycale in 479 B.C....   [tags: athens, pericles, cimon, Peloponnesian War]

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The True Rise of the Civil Rights

- In Martin Luther King Jr.’s Why We Can’t Wait, he illustrates many events dealing with the Civil Rights Movements that happened in the 1960’s. It opens up with two scenarios to show why the people of color can no longer just sit by and watch the white men take their freedom. The first scenario is of a young black boy in Harlem and how the situation is for him. How he is surrounded by drunks, junkies and people who don’t work and they are just everyday people to him. The second scenario is of a young black girl at her shack in Birmingham....   [tags: Martin Luther King, Civil Rights Movements]

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The Careers of Diplomat versus Attache in Victorian Times

- Diplomat or Attaché: Which was the better job. How to become a Diplomat To become a diplomat, one must possess the art of diplomacy. They have to handle know how to negotiate, be well tempered and genteel. In order to become a diplomat Mr. Pitt Crawley must have had to earn and been awarded the position. In addition, he had to possess an art for politics and Etiquette. While in college Crawley mastered these diplomatic skills. He became the Private Secretary to Lord Binkie. He also became the Attaché to the Legation at Pumpernickel....   [tags: Victorian Era]

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Roots of American Democracy

- When referring to classical antiquity period, most think of Greece and Rome dominating and flourishing in the areas of philosophy, sciences, mathematics and literature. One other admirable achievement, the establishment of early forms of democracy, came from this time period and should not be overlooked as it is the historical basis of our government today. The Founding Fathers of the United States were influenced by Greek and Roman concepts in law, government structure, and even philosophy. Concepts described in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States can be traced back historically to the classical antiquity period, and show that the United States governme...   [tags: Government]

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John Quincy Adams

- John Quincy Adams Do you know who the sixth president of the United States of America was (Facts about John Quincy Adams). Well, if not, you will soon learn about him. His name was John Quincy Adams. He was a beloved husband and father (John Quincy Adams). Not only was he president, he was also a lawyer, politician, and a statesman (Facts about John Quincy Adams). John Quincy Adams was born on July 11, 1767, in Braintree, Massachusetts. His parents were Abigail Smith Adams and John Adams. John Quincy Adams was named after his great grandfather, Colonel John Quincy....   [tags: United States, former president, biography]

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George Washington: Statemanship

- George Washington, born on the 22nd of February 1732 was indeed a Statesman of the highest caliber. As we see in chapter 12 ‘Understanding Politics’. There are many things required to reach a status of Statesman including: Pursuit of the public good, Practical wisdom, political skills, opportunity, and good fortune. All of these and more are prevalent in George Washington’s life. First, Columbus found what he thought to be India in 1492, which later would be colonized by the first American settlers still under the British flag....   [tags: Political Skills, Historical Events]

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The Contribution of Cavour, Garibaldi and Napoleon III to the Unification of Italy

- The Contribution of Cavour, Garibaldi and Napoleon III to the Unification of Italy The “Risorgimento” or “Resurrection” culminated in the declaration of the Kingdom of Italy and was finalized and put beyond all doubt when Rome, capital of the Papal States, was conquered in 1870. There were three key members of this gradual process who made the unification of Italy possible. Cavour, born into a noble Piedmontese family, started his career in the military but, due to his liberal views he was forced to leave and he resigned in 1831....   [tags: Free Essays]

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Globalization, Chiapas and the Zapatistas

- In this paper, I will evaluate globalization and show how its negative effects are widespread: how it affected Chiapas and how the Zapatistas fought back, how it affects South American women working on the banana republics and how it ravages the environment. The idea of globalization is a greatly misconstrued, detrimental policy to those countries and people outside of the North American sphere of life. Corporations are globalizing not only to reduce production costs, but also to expand markets, evade taxes, acquire knowledge and resources, and protect themselves against currency fluctuations and other risks (Brecher and Costello 18)....   [tags: Mexico Chiapas Zapatistas Global Essays]

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Gambling on The Internet

- Gambling on The Internet A bill passed on July 23, 1998 by the senate "would turn Internet service providers into traffic cops" (Cocks D1). In the Austin American Statesman dated July 25, 1998 an article titled "Internet gambling bill draws concern" Cocks quotes Ken Jackson, chief operating officer of a local internet service provider in Austin, " It said it will ban all forms of gambling on the internet, but doesn't say how anyone's going to do it." Jackson also states "The law enforcement agencies certainly aren't up to speed to deal with these things -- if the bill becomes law." Among other things the bill will require Internet service providers to deny access to online casinos....   [tags: Papers]

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The Sacred Wood and Began the Waste Land by T.S. Eliot

- ... In 1927 – 31, he became a member of the Church of England and the British citizen. He made Ariel Poems during 1927 - 31. For Lancelot Andrews, 1928, Ash – Wednesday, 1930, Coriolan, 1931. Thoughts After Lambeth, 1931. Through the years 1923 and 1933, T. S. had his first visit to America since 1914. He delivered Charles Eliot Norton lectures at Harvard. They were published as the Use of Poetry and the use of criticism in 1933. He also delivered the Page Barbour lectures at the University of Virginia....   [tags: hard working writer, poem]

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Analysis Of Thomas Jefferson 's ' The Declaration Of The Us

- Thomas Jefferson Synopsis Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1783, He is known to be the draftsman who engineered the Declaration of the independence of the US; He was the first secretary of the state who served between (1790-1793), as well the second vice president between (1797-1801). He was the third President in the year (1801-1809); He was the statesman liable for the acquisition of Louisiana. Thomas Jefferson died in July 1826 in bed at Monticello situated near Charlottesville in Virginia....   [tags: United States Declaration of Independence]

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James Madison on the Constitution and the Bill of Rights

- ... Madison saw this as a way to counteract factions by not getting rid of them, but instead having factions cancel each other out by majority vote. This is due to the fact that if you have a lot of factions that have different on a given topic then no matter how big or small the faction is each will get equal representation and in theory the majority vote would show what the nation as a whole wants not just what one large overruling faction wants. Madison knew that a republic would not be full proof though....   [tags: power and oppression, government]

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Ancient Athens: The Prototype for Western Democracy

- ... Women and foreigners were excluded from this lottery, as citizenship in Athens was determined by bloodline, not land ownership. Under this new reform of laws, slavery for agricultural debts was terminated, as was the incurring debt of farmers. During this assembly, current laws were constantly under review and revision, and new laws were voted on and passed by popular vote. City officials were also elected and dismissed, court trials, and appeals were also conducted by citizen vote. The assembly was held monthly, with citizens rotating in and out with each new lottery....   [tags: center of Greek culture]

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Firearms Rights and the Second Amendement

- ... They didn’t trust standing armies, theirs or any other, or their government — they wanted a country that really was just “the people” with the power. Period Founding Fathers on Gun Control Their views weren’t minced either. They firmly, adamantly believed the right to keep and bear arms was an important unalienable right — that the right of the people to be able to repel invasions and topple tyrants was a fundamental natural right. Richard Henry Lee, signer of the Declaration of Independence and twelfth President of The Continental Congress, wrote the following in The Pennsylvania Gazette in 1788: “To preserve liberty, it is essential that the whole body of the people always possess a...   [tags: crimes, mental, illness, states]

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Classical Liberalism VS Classical Conservatism

- Are you Republican or Democrat. Maybe you are Conservative or Liberal. What do these terms mean and how did they begin. Classical Conservatism is defined as “a political philosophy emphasizing the need for the principles of natural law and transcendent moral order.”(Frohnen, Beer, and Nelson, 2006) Classical Liberalism is described as “a philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.” (Hudelson, 1999) These two ideas have shaped our philosophies and parties for centuries to come....   [tags: American Government, Politics]

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Cleisthenes: Creating an Effective Democracy

- Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe once said, “He who has a task to perform must know how to take sides, or he is quite unworthy of it.” Though such quotes sound nice they mean nothing. Glittering generalities and other forms of propaganda have been around for centuries. If one believes that the general definition of democracy is defined as a government elected or run by the people, for the people, and in equal measure then it can certainly be said that Cleisthenes succeeded in his tasks. However, the man’s history in Greece and his short-lived legacy raise questions about the bigger picture of his effect on the people of Athens and democracy as a whole....   [tags: Father of Democracy, Greece, Government]

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Churchill the Lion Who Roared

- Churchill: Leader and Statesman Wilson Churchill was a leader that was not afraid to stand in the front, with all the answers in hand and had a trail of willing followers. “He was the lion who roared when the British Empire needed him the most.” Elected into the parliament at merely the age of 25, he began his political career as a statesman in the House of Commons. He later was promoted to serve as First Lord of the Admiralty, Minister of Munitions, Chancellor of Exchequer and finally became the Prime Minister of England....   [tags: followers, halifax]

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The Contributions Of Julius Caesar

- Julius Caesar was one of the most important political and military leaders in the history of Rome, with many major achievements. Caesar is known to have never lost a single war. His most honorable conquests include the capture of Gaul that extended the Rome boundaries to the Atlantic Ocean; and the Roman invasion of Britain. Julius was also a historian and an incredible orator. He authored many comprehensive journals, named Commentaries that provided the details of his military campaign. Caesar is also said to have produced Acta Diurna, which is the first newspaper that let the public know about the actions of the Assembly and the Senate....   [tags: Roman Empire, Julius Caesar, Augustus]

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Benjamin Franklin, A Man of Many Talents

- Writer, printer, scientist, leader, inventor, and “rebel with a cause” are few of the many careers that Benjamin Franklin has been renowned for over the years. All of them truly reflect the abilities that he deployed during the birth of our nation. These qualities have also acknowledged a superb leader who serves as a prominent model and founding father to today’s generation. As a scientist, he experimented vastly with electricity. He invented the lightning rod, the Franklin stove, and bifocal glasses during his scientist career....   [tags: Benjamin Franklin Biography]

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Lorenzo De Medici : The World 's Greatest Impact On The Renaissance

- Lorenzo de’ Medici The world’s greatest impact on the renaissance was a single man named Lorenzo de’ Medici.It was mainly because of him that the renaisance ended up being the way it turned out to be. Lorenzo allowed up and coming artists to become big and successful because of him, this was all because he was able to fund them and allow them to get paid even if they weren’t that big encouraging others to do the same. Lorenzo didn’t make his fortune by himself, in fact his fortune came from inheritance from his extremely well known family tree....   [tags: Florence, Lorenzo de' Medici, Cosimo de' Medici]

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Holding Parents Accountable for Their Children's Behavior

- In the past, there have been many minors who have done numerous of acts in which they are punished in a reasonable manner. Just imagine if the parents of these children were put on trail instead of the minors. Why should a parent have to suffer the consequences for their child’s mistake, in which they probably had no idea what the child was doing.      According to The Beaufort Gazette in Beaufort, SC, “A couple in Boise, Idaho now faces criminal charges because their 10- and 12-year old sons sexually molested three of their younger siblings, starting when one of the children was just one month old.” The report goes on to say, “Prosecutors said one girl was just 2 years old when the abuse s...   [tags: essays research papers]

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Francis Bacon Was Shakespeare

- The point of this research paper is to prove that Francis Bacon was Shakespeare. However, the fact of who really wrote the writings of Shakespeare is still unknown today. Many researchers have come up with a list of candidates that have the traits or characteristics of Shakespeare. The list includes Queen Elizabeth I, Edward de Vere, Francis Bacon, Christopher Marlow, and William Stanley. There is even a possibility of William Shakespeare being the actual writer of his works. At the top of that list is Francis Bacon, who had an almost direct match the thinking and personality of Shakespeare when reviewing his literature....   [tags: classic, shakespeare]

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Tambora: The Mother of All Eruptions

- On April 10, 1816, the most powerful volcanic explosion in recorded history occurred. The volcano was Mt. Tambora in the Sumbawa Islands in Indonesia. The explosion measured a 7 on the volcanic explosivity index. The explosion could be heard for thousands of miles. Smaller explosions and eruptions occurred before and after the initial giant explosion. Over 71,000 people were killed. Approximately 12,000 deaths resulted directly from the explosion. The other deaths resulted from contamination of the water by volcanic ash and sulfur....   [tags: Geography ]

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Kissinger: A Historiography

- Who is Henry Kissinger. Is he as Jussi Hanhamaki terms him “Dr. Kissinger” (the prince of realpolitik who put his remarkable insights to the service of a nation in deep trouble) or “Mr. Henry” (the power-hungry, bureaucratic schemer bent on self-aggrandizement). This dichotomy is not the only one that exists when discussing Henry Kissinger. Stephen Graubard, Gregory Cleva, Walter Issacson and Jussi Hanhimäki have all written works that view Kissinger differently. Some of the differences are slight and all four sometimes agree but the best interpretation of Kissinger lies in viewing him through a lens of historical context....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Bismarck's Speech on the Issue of the Poles and His Understanding of the German Nation

- What does Bismarck's speech on the issue of the Poles reveal about his understanding of the German nation. Bismarck's treatment of the Polish population of Prussia, and his consequent defence of that treatment, like his handling of Prussian Catholics and socialists, is of interest both as a problem in itself but also for the insights it gives us into his understanding of the German nation. Bismarck's "Polish Problem" speech delivered to the Lower House of the Prussian parliament is a result of the brutal expulsion from Prussian territory of some 30,000 Poles carried out the year before (1885) and serves as a response to the opponents of that expulsion, the Polish Party and the Central party...   [tags: European History]

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Cardinal Richelieu's Contribution to the Growth of the French State

- Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu was born in 1585, and would become the future chief minister of the French monarchy from 1624 to 1642. When he was born, on his cot was the motto, Regi Armandus, meaning "Armand for the King" . This statement would arguably become one of the truest statements in history, as Richelieu would eventually play a very important part in firmly establishing the power of the French monarchy over its subjects and the power of France as a world power . Richelieu has been seen by different historians in two ways; one being a ruthless despot who would do whatever he possibly could to achieve his goals, and the other being of a brilliant politician who transformed Franc...   [tags: European History]

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Election Of 1860: How Could Lincoln Have Lost The Election

- Election of 1860: How Could Lincoln Have Lost the Election The election of 1860 brought a dramatic change to politics. The country had already been divided by the Northern states and Southern states. There were disagreements over whether the territories should be expanded and about each state entering the Union. In addition, slavery was also a major issue. Not only was Lincoln not even on the ballot in nine Southern states, he only won 2 of 996 counties in the entire south. Not only did Lincoln not having any southern support, but also he was apart of the Union and against slavery; his views could have seriously lost him the race....   [tags: Political Science]

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Genetic Engineering: The History of Gene Therapy

- The History of Gene Therapy In today’s society, the demand for perfection is strong. Imagine the possibility that you could choose the traits your child would possess. As technology increases, eventually humans could be able to create the ‘perfect’ child, with a ‘perfect’ behavior by replacing one gene with another. Vision the possibility that diseased or mutated genes could be replaced, ridding the world of hereditary diseases. In order to do this, technology must be increased in the area of gene therapy....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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Hitler's Foreign Policy in the years 1933-39

- Hitler's Foreign Policy in the years 1933-39 When looking at Hitler's foreign policy it is difficult to pin point one particular year as a turning point through which Hitler's actions change from cautious to aggressive. When looking at this statement it is therefore assuming to describe the years leading up to 1937 as a period of pure restraint and caution as the Hitler's actions before 37' suggest he employed tactics that were both restrained and provocative. It is far easier to speculate a mix of aggression and caution in Hitler's actions both before and after 1937....   [tags: Papers]

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Terms Relating to The Article Of Confederation

- Confederacy - A confederacy is a form of government in which independent states are loosely joined, typically for common defense. Each independent state maintains power over the majority of its own affairs. Confederation Congress - The governing body that consisted of representatives from each of the 13 states. Congress governed the affairs of the United States between the ratification of the Articles of Confederation in 1781 and the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Conservatives - Political leaders who favored the formation of a strong central government and who thought the Articles of Confederation should grant more powers to the national government than to the state government...   [tags: American History]

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George Wither and Sir Thomas More

- George Wither and Sir Thomas More During the sixties, people divided into opposing camps, with conservative and liberal social views. Like the sixties, Renaissance England was a place and a time of severe social upheaval. A social revolution eroding the lines between social classes threatened the upper classes' monopoly on government, religion, land ownership, and trade. George Wither in an emblem and Sir Thomas More in Utopia express the contrasting conservative and liberal social views. Wither's emblem, "When each man keepes unto his Trade, then all things better will be made" (, displays a message of humility and acceptance....   [tags: Political Politics Government Essays]

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Corruption and the Decline of Rome

- Rome was the perfect setting to start an empire. Three seas to the West, South, and East as well as the Alps mountain range to the North guarding Rome. Rome was the ideal homeland for a small empire to expand to great lengths. Natural resources and trade routes also helped Rome’s economy expand to great heights. Industry such as metal working, agriculture, and trade drove the economy. The origins of Rome originate back when Romulus first brought his people to Italy after the burning of Troy. Romulus quickly built a wall around the city for protection, while he defeated his partner Remus for control of the city....   [tags: Roman History]

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The Scientific Revolution: A New View of the World

- The Scientific Revolution: A New View of the World Herbert Butterfield stated that, "Since the Scientific Revolution overturned the authority in science not only of the middle ages but of the ancient outshines everything since the rise of Christianity." During the scientific revolution Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton all voiced their opinions that contradicted the views of the church. Before the Scientific Revolution, the Bible or Greek philosophers such as Aristotle or astronomers like Claudius Ptolemy, whose ideas were sanctioned by the church, answered any questions regarding the natural world....   [tags: Expository Essays Research Papers]

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The Policies of Olivares and the Problems of Spain

- The Policies of Olivares and the Problems of Spain Introduction ‘The view is rapidly gaining currency that not only did Olivares’ policies for Spain and its empire not differ markedly from those of earlier Spanish statesmen, but that by and large the results of his manifold endeavours were both few and modest.’ This understanding of the historiography of Olivares’ effectiveness from Israel, makes Olivares look unoriginal and ineffectual. However other historians, such as Elliott have been far more sympathetic....   [tags: Olivares Spain Foreign Policies Essays]

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Shakespeare's Measure for Measure

- Shakespeare's Measure for Measure This reading of Measure for Measure will try to do more than draw attention to the extent to which Shakespeare goes beyond the conventional happy ending in this play. There are indications that the conclusions of many of the comedies are not really meant to bear up to close scrutiny; in Jaques¹ words, their loving voyages are not victual¹d for very long. In Measure for Measure we are openly challenged to question the adequacy of attaching a happy ending to a deeply troubling play....   [tags: Shakespeare Desire Plays Papers]

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Ben Franklin: Early Life

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The Ancient Roman Empire

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Gm Financial Report Analysis

- Introduction General Motors Corp. (NYSE: GM), the world's largest automaker, has been the global industry sales leader for 76 years. General Motors was founded 1908, in Flint, Michigan and currently employs approximately 284,000 people around the world. GM's global headquarters is the Renaissance Center located in Detroit, Michigan, USA, They currently manufacture their cars and trucks in 35 different countries. Its European headquarters are based in Zurich, Switzerland, and its Holden headquarters are located in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia....   [tags: Business Finance]

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The Sophist

- The Sophist, written by Plato in 360 B.C.E. attempts to search for definitions through deep philosophical searching. The persons of dialogue in this piece are Theodorus, Theaetetus, Socrates (who mainly serves as a silent authority), and an Eleatic Stranger, who leads the majority of the dialogue. As the dialogue commences, Socrates asks the stranger what is thought of sophists, statesman, and philosophers in his home country of Italy. However, Socrates does not simply ask the Stranger to define the three, he instead asks him how the three types of men are regarded in his country- under one, two, or three names....   [tags: Philosophy]

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An Analysis of Gaddis' Book, The United States and the Origins of the Cold War, 1941–1947

- The Cold War was a clash over ideological difference and control over the sphere of influence. Although the Cold War is technically over; many scholars are still fascinated with the events that could have started WWIII, and its impact on U.S. foreign policy. Professor Gaddis thus wrote an impressive book which deals with the origins and revisionist theories which gave the reader and exceptional background knowledge on the topic. However, he suggested that without accurate research materials, it would be impossible to know what took place in the Kremlin....   [tags: The United States and the Origins of the Cold War ]

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Kant’s Practical Dilemma in On the Disagreement between Morals and Politics in Relation to Perpetual Peace

- Kant’s Practical Dilemma in On the Disagreement between Morals and Politics in Relation to Perpetual Peace In Appendix 1 of Kant’s Political Writings, Kant addresses the dilemma of reconciling theories of political moralism with theories of political realism (i.e., between morals and politics) to achieve perpetual peace in practice. Kant explains that perpetual peace can only be reached through reason, as opposed to coercion or political expediency: “there can be no half measures here; it is no use devising hybrid solutions such as a pragmatically conditioned right halfway between right and utility” (125)....   [tags: Material Principle, Domination Protection]

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The Politics of Edmund Burke as Related to Classical Liberalism and its Derivatives

- Edmund Burke was a political philosopher and a member of British Parliament who is generally considered to be the founder of modern conservatism. His politics are a fusion of other political theorists, and thus aren't particularly cohesive or systematic. However, Burke is an important figure in the history of political thought and he was known for his ability as an orator and statesman. Burke saw society as if it was an evolving organism. He felt that, like a body, all aspects of a society must be functioning properly in order for society as a whole to remain healthy....   [tags: Political Science]

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Prohibition in America: The Rights of Individuals vs. the Responsibilities of a Nation

- PROHIBITION IN AMERICA The Rights of Individuals vs. the Responsibilities of a Nation   "The 18th Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibited the manufacture, sale, transport, import, or export of alcoholic beverages” . This historical, yet short era, known as “Prohibition”, set an example that is still referred to today. As people scrambled all around the country trying to illegally obtain alcohol, the country was once again in a state of chaos. As part of a Christian based temperance movement, prohibition began as an effort to limit the consumption of alcohol and other intoxicating substances for the betterment of the country....   [tags: alcoholic beverages, american culture, laws]

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John Marshall: The Man who Saved the Supreme Court and the Nation

- Confucius said, “May you live in interesting times.” John Marshall, fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court certainly did, from witnessing the birth of our country, to serving as the longest tenured Chief Justice in Supreme Court History. In a span of just under two years, he went from serving as a member of Congress, representing Virginia's 13th District, to serving as the nation's fourth Secretary of State, to being appointed the fourth Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, January....   [tags: biography, supreme court]

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Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands by John Auldjo

- In order to analyze a primary source in this case Journal of a Visit to Constantinople and Some of the Greek Islands in the Spring and Summer of 1833, by John Auldjo one must first research the authors and understand his point of view. With one simple internet search one would learn that John Auldjo was a British traveler, geologist, writer and artist. Simple by just reading that line one would find out that John Auldjo was not native member to the Ottoman Empire therefore he had a different perspective of Constantinople then someone who is native to the empire....   [tags: sultan, summer, spring, 1833]

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Political Science: A Degree that Will Change Your Life and the World

- Political science; a degree that will change your life, and the world. "The method of political science is the interpretation of life; its instrument is insight, a nice understanding of subtle, unformulated conditions." -Woodrow Wilson I. As Woodrow Wilson said, political science is an instrument of insight. Political scientists help us to understand decisions and conditions set upon society by our government....   [tags: career choices]

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Lawrence Sullivan Ross: The Hero of the Great State of Texas

- Lawrence Sullivan Ross or more commonly known as Sul Ross was born on September 27, 1838 in Bentonsport, Iowa Territory. He was a second son and fourth child of Catherine Fulkerson and Shapley Prince Ross (Benner). In 1839, Ross’ family moved to the new Republic of Texas where the young Ross had his first encounter with hostile Indians (Benner). Speaking about his education, Ross attended Baylor University in Texas for one year and then he transferred to Wesleyan University in Alabama, where he earned his A.B degree in 1859....   [tags: sul ross, biography, civil war]

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We Kill People Who Kill People Because Killing People Is Wrong

- ... Capital punishment is a scare tactic for criminals, it lessens the number of prisoners in jail and is a way of justice for the victims. Nevertheless a lifetime prison sentences are a more severe and effective than an easy copout death penalty. The death penalty has been around for centuries, from stoning to hanging and beheading, which was transformed into the electric chair and is now known as lethal ejection. Its main purpose is to be used as the most extreme punish to those who have who have committed a heinous crime....   [tags: capital, punishment, homocide, government]

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A Critical Analysis of the Secret History of the Mongols

- A Critical Analysis of the Secret History of the Mongols This piece of literary work is one of the few surviving historical literature detailing about the Mongolians existence. The author is not known and even if people date it back to the year 1240, the real date when it was written and the literatures original title is still a debatable matter. Nevertheless, irrespective of these uncertainties, one thing is known to be for sure; the secret history of the Mongols is a piece of literary works that bears a lot of importance in literature and history....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Transformation of Islam: Islam in the societies of Central Asia

- The next work used to study the Islamic government is “Siyasatnama” (“Treatise on government”) which provides a model of statecraft and administrative practice. “Siyasatnama” was written by a distinguished statesman of 11th century, a grand vizier, Abu ‘Ali al-Hasan al-Tusi (1018-92), who was given a title of “Nizam al-Mulk” (“the regulator of the state”) for faithful service to Seljuk sultans Alp Arslan and Malik-Shakh (Ibn Khallikan, page 90). “Siyasatnama” is chosen for present investigation because it reflects social and political life and moral values of the Seljuk period (Scott Meisami, page 145)....   [tags: Religion, Siyasatnama]

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Nationalism and Racism in the Late 19th and 20th Century

- In the late 19th century, with the squelching of the revolutions of 1848, many Europeans still desired reforms. In this desire, the longing for unification began to gain ground. As the probability of unification in places, such as, Germany and Italy began to intensify, Europeans with liberal views quickly began to entertain a nationalistic way of thinking. Many leaders of this school of thought were supporters of, British statesman, Benjamin Disraeli. Disraeli gave a famous speech at the Crystal Palace in London, in 1872....   [tags: Europe, Reforms, Jews]

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Nationalism and Racism in the Late 19th and 20th Century

- Nationalism and Racism in the Late 19th and 20th Century In the late 19th century, with the squelching of the revolutions of 1848, many Europeans still desired reforms. In this desire, the seeds for unification began to germinate. As the probability of unification in places, such as, Germany and Italy began to intensify, Europeans with liberal views quickly began to entertain a nationalistic way of thinking. Many leaders of this school of thought were supporters of, British statesman, Benjamin Disraeli....   [tags: Reforms, World History]

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