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    Military Training Report

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    I descend from a mixture of cultures, which happens to be, Irish, Scottish, Dutch and Cherokee. I far as I can tell, my ancestors started in Ireland, were one of two brothers moved to Scotland and married a Scottish woman. One of their sons, then migrated to the United States, and moved to Missouri where he met and married a Dutch woman, and they had three sons, which one of them married a Cherokee woman. From that point on, my entire family were born in the southeastern portion of Missouri, my father

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    Essay On The Iraq War

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    The Iraq War had a great impact on American history. “At a… fundamental level, the failure to remove Saddam [Hussein] would mean that, despite [the terrorist attacks] on September 11 [2001], we as a nation are still unwilling to shoulder the responsibilities of global leadership, even to protect ourselves. If we turn away from the Iraq challenge – because we fear the use of ground troops, because we don’t want the job of putting Iraq back together afterwards, because we would prefer not to be deeply

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    The Custer Controversy

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    who would ride out in front of the battle, while those on the political end interpreted the general’s actions as selfish and reckless. Custer’s last stand gave him immortal status at the price of not only his own life; but also those of his entire brigade involved due to a tactical blunder. Unfortunately, the magnitude of this “mistake” cannot be over-looked, but to negate what he accomplished in the Civil War and Indian Wars is the argument that continues to rage on. Was General Custer really an American

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    Foreign Influence in Persia

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    During the 19th century the monarchy was only the most dominant of several powerful groupings within Iranian society, the others being the tribal leaders, the landlords, and the mujtahids, Shi’i Muslim theologians and scholars empowered to interpret and administer religious law (the only law in force).1 Their religious control over the Iranian people and identification with popular anti-foreign struggles following the war with Russia, an independent source of wealth through a religious tax, and control

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    Adversity Analysis

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    Sara Kern William C. Armstrong English 9D 28 May 2014 John Lee Hancock’s The Blind Side and Alfonso Cauron’s Gravity: What it Takes to Triumph Over Adversity In today’s world adversity is a part of everyday life. It can come in small doses or be dropped like a ton a bricks on an unsuspecting victim. In the face of all this adversity it is important to stay strong and set goals. The goals help to measure achievement and once someone had overcome their adversity and come out on the other side even

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    General George S. Patton

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    General George S. Patton Soldier, General, Pilot, Athlete, Father, Gun Owner, Hero, Legend UNLIKE many war heroes who had no intention of ever becoming famous, George Patton decided during childhood that his goal in life was to be a hero. This noble aim was first inspired by listening to his father read aloud for hours about the exploits of the heroes of ancient Greece. Homer's Iliad and Odyssey were particular favourites of young Georgie, who could recite lines from both texts long before he

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    World Studies Definitions

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    1. Edison, Thomas Alva - 1847-1931, American inventor, b. Milan, Ohio. A genius in the practical application of scientific principles, Edison was one of the greatest and most productive inventors of his time, but his formal schooling was limited to three months in Port Huron, Mich., in 1854. For several years he was a newsboy on the Grand Trunk RR, and it was during this period that he began to suffer from deafness, which was to increase throughout his life. He later worked as a telegraph operator

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    Henry Sweetser Burrage

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    Henry Sweetser Burrage I find myself on the threshold of a new year. Before me is this mysterious and unknown. As I set out to explore its secret windings I propose to take with me this book in order that I may note more carefully the various objects of interest which the future conceals, and record my own thoughts and feelings by the way. It promises to be an eventful year. January 1861 found America on the brink of Civil War, and Henry S. Burrage, pen in hand, faithfully recorded the current

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