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    Analysis of the US-China Trade The U.S. trade deficit has risen more or less steadily since 1992. In the second quarter of 2004, the trade deficit relative to GDP surpassed the 5 percent mark for the first time. Many economists already considered trade deficits above 4 percent of GDP dangerously high. The fear is that continued growth in this external imbalance of the U.S. economy will ultimately spook overseas investors. http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2004/09/b193700.html The United States

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    Despite 2008 seeing the largest annual drop ((5.6% decrease from 2007 in inflation-adjusted dollars)) since these statistics have been tracked, over $300 billion was donated to charitable organizations—three-quarters of which came from individual donors. (FOUDNATION CENTER CITATION) It is no wonder then that such a large amount of academic study has been invested in the subject. A myriad of studies have sought to investigate the motivations behind the phenomenon of charitable giving. Everything from

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    Strategic Planning

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    Strategic Planning 1.     Appraise the formal planning efforts at the Copley Company for the period 1981 to 1984. INTRODUCTION Copley Manufacturing Company was primarily a manufacturer of a wide line of cutting tools and related parts and supplies. Late in 1980, Mr. Sagan, director of corporate development and Mr. Albert, executive vice president agreed that regular formal planning should become part of management’s way of life at Copley. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY In 1981, Copley Manufacturing

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    There have been many wars and battles fought with different weapons, but chemical weapons used in these wars are the worst kind. These weapons cause mutations and horrible deceases to a state in which some deceases even exist many years after the incident. These chemical weapons were unfortunately used by Iraq during the 8-year war between Iran and Iraq: 1980–1988. Iraq started using these chemical weapons excessively after 1984, until the end of the war even though countries are not allowed to use

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    at the lower economic levels were not benefiting from any of it. Worst of all for them, the federal government seemed to be on the side of the corporations. Their helpless situation and limited options is why the coal strike of 1902 is so important. The Coal Strike of 1902 occurred as a result of many problems that were faced by miners. At the time of the coal strike there were 150,000 miners working in the mines (Grossman) Due to the depression of 1893, miners had their wages cut and were living

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    Conservative Dominance in British Politics Between 1885 and 1902 During this period in history, it is clear to say that the conservatives dominated British politics. However, is it due to conservative strengths or liberal weaknesses? Although the weakness and the divisions within the liberal party helped the conservative cause, the latter party were dominant due to their unrivalled strength in politics. There were many reasons for these strengths, but it is safe to say that this was the

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    To Build a Fire, by Jack London

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    unfortunate mishap. Isn’t it better to check twice and thoroughly plan ahead as opposed to finding oneself in an unfortunate situation? No wonder mothers ask so many questions; they leave no scope for misunderstanding. Jack London’s “To Build A Fire,” both 1902 and 1908 versions, cause distress in readers’ minds and make them wonder how a simple topic of surviving in the cold can turn out so horrific. A handful of alterations were made to the original version of the story; some add a completely new meaning

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    1900-1910

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    automobile that sold for $850. All of this led to an extremely low unemployment rate of 4%(Historical Daily Almanac "1904"). In 1902, the Wright Brothers made aviation history with their first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. This was the first step for air travel as a means of traveling great distances in a relatively short period of time (Historical Daily Almanac "1902"). Music was also becoming more and more popular. The roots of jazz started to form during this decade, and ballroom dancing

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    natural disaster is an extreme event; caused by a natural phenomenon that has severe, adverse affects on human lives and livelihoods (Encyclopedia of Natural Hazards, 2013). This was certainly the case during the geophysical event that occurred in 1902 on the island of Martinique. The volcanic eruption of Mt. Pelee devastated the city of St. Pierre, destroying the city and killing much of the population in a matter of only a few minutes. Disaster Location Mount Pelee is located on the island of

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    The Flame of Life

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    reconstructed his masterpiece the most prominent involved the main character, the brutal descriptions of the cold, and plot variations. In “To Build a Fire” there are numerous differences between the main character of the 1902 and 1908 versions. When London first set out to publish his work in 1902 for a magazine, he called the main character by name, Tom Vincent, as well as describing him as a “strapping young fellow, big-boned and big muscled, with faith in himself and in the strength of his head and hands”

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    aerodynamics. After some research, the wright brothers tested their ideas for flight control on numbers of unpowered aircraft between 1900 and 1902. These aircraft were flown as kites to see their aerodynamic performance. Between 1900 to 1902 the Wright brothers made hundreds of kites to get accurate data, but the data didn’t help them at all, so during the winter of 1901-1902 Wilbur and Orville built the ... ... middle of paper ... ... brothers passion of flying machines. Because of their huge achievement

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    Frederick Funston and Empire

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    Presidio of San Francisco, US National Park Service http://www.nps.gov/prsf/history/bios/funston/htm - www.boondocsknet.com Articles - “Funston is a Lion” Williamsburg Star, March 21 1902 - “Defence of General Funston” by Mark Twain, North American Review, May 1902 - . "Platform of the American Anti-Imperialist League." Text from Carl Schurz, The Policy of Imperialism, Liberty Tract No. 4 (Chicago: American Anti-Imperialist League, 1899) - “Chronology

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    Krakatoa Research Paper

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    Geography Landform It was 1883 in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Little did the people know that a catastrophic event would change their lives forever. Later in 1902, another catastrophe took place on the Caribbean island of Martinique that would haunt the island for centuries. Although both of these events took place during different centuries and were located on different continents, they happened the same way. These life-altering disasters were both caused by a mountain that expels lava through the

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    James Langston Hughes

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    Langston Hughes One of the most promising of the young Negro poets said to me once, “I want to be a poet—not a Negro poet,” meaning, I believe, “I want to write like a white poet,” meaning subconsciously, “I would like to be a white poet;” meaning behind that, “I would like to be white.” And I doubted then that, with his desire to run away spiritually from his race, this boy would ever be a great poet. But this is the mountain standing in the way of any true Negro art in America—this urge

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    Trifles, a Play by Susan Glaspell

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    society which is, evidently, fulfilled by men. Glaspell (Susan Glaspell 1902) questions, and thus calls the viewer or reader to also wonder, the comparative value of men’s and women’s work and perspectives by introducing a taut-filled drama that stretches out the development of two different accounts, one female and one male. Holstein (Suzy Clarkson Holstein 2003) contends in her essay, though the questioning Glaspell (Susan Glaspell 1902) raises is not only on women’s roles in society, how knowledge and

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    This speech strengthened Roosevelt’s idea of having legislation to control corporations, eliminating their “evils,” namely their bad behaviors which affected society. The legislation, Roosevelt hoped, would give him “some sovereign” and “full knowledge” about corporations. With vague language, it was possible to think that Roosevelt might want to have some control over corporations first so that he could perform “satisfactory action,” including nationalizing anthracite coal mines, later. However

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    The Conservatives' Record in Government and Their Likeliness to Lose the General Election in 1906 Between 1900 and 1905, the Conservatives' under Lord Salisbury (1900-1902) and then Balfour (1902-1905), steadily lost support and respect from the British public. From a period of political dominance from 1885 to a crushing defeat in 1906, which saw a landslide victory for the Liberals', there were a series of decisions, indecisions and acts passed during the 5 years in question that many historians

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    I. Introduction: The Harlem Renaissance The village of Harlem, New York was originally established by Dutch Governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1658. It was named after a Dutch city, “Nieuw Harlem. It sits on a 5.5 square mile area of Manhattan north of 96th Street. The 1830s saw the abandonment of Harlem due to the fact that the farmlands failed to produce. The economic recovery in Harlem began in 1837. It boasted prosperous, fashionable neighborhoods that offered a diverse, rich background provided

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    The Wright brothers, Orville and Wilbur, were two American brothers, inventors, and aviation pioneers who are generally credited with inventing, building, and flying the world’s first successful airplane. The Wright brothers were two of seven children born to Milton Wright and Susan Catherine Koerner. The brothers never married. In elementary school, Orville was given to mischief and was once expelled. Both brothers attended to high school, but did not receive diplomas. The family moved to Dayton

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    Toxic Animals: The world of Spiders

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    Spiders of Australia: an introduction to their classification, Biology and distribution. Pensoft publication,Bulgaria, pp 264. PRESTON-MAFHAM, ROD AND KEN (1993) Spiders of the world. Cassell illustrated publication, New York, pp 191. Rainbow, W.J (1902) Notes on the architecture, nesting habits and life histories of Australian araneidae based on specimens in the Australian Museum. Australian Museum publication, Sydney Australia, pp 316. YORK-MAIN, B (1976) Spiders. Australian natural library, Sydney

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