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John Wilkes Booth John Wilkes Booth ( A man with a mission) is known as killing one of our U . S presidents, Abraham Lincoln. How did he do it when did he do it and where did he do it at? Lincoln helping abolish slavery state by state to try to stop the civil war. John Wilkes Booth as he was known as a professional actor before the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Today his life is often forgotten and is also overlooked in schools around the world John Wilkes Booth was born on May 10, 1838 in a
Washington Biography George Washington was born in Virginia on Feb. 22, 1732 to Augustine Washington and his second wife, Mary Ball Washington. George spent his early years on the family estate on Pope\'s Creek along the Potomac River. His early education came by way of studying mathematics, surveying, the classics, and "rules of civility." His father died in 1743. This caused George to live with his half brother Lawrence at Mount Vernon, Lawrence\'s plantation on the Potomac. Lawrence became a
The JFK Assassination: Conspiracy or Single-gunman? Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, "The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it." Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many example of this in the world\'s history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to believe that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at
The Crucible INTRODUCTION The Crucible by Arthur Miller was written during the early 1950s at the time of Senator Joseph McCarthy\'s House Un-American Activities Committee hearings on the infiltration of Communism in the United States and the loyalty to democracy of many prominent U.S. citizens. The McCarthy hearings pitted artists and performers against each other as they were called to testify about their own loyalty and what they knew about the loyalty of others. Although some critics have su
"Saving a Memory" Final Paper Eng. 376 Dec. 11, 1998 Saving Private Ryan must be one of the greatest war movies of all time. Before going to watch the movie, I had heard that the first twenty minutes of the film were so breathtakingly realistic that one may not be able to finish the movie. My favorite movie genre is war movies, so I figured this would be a great film since it was directed by Spielberg. The systems of this film are amazing. Saving Private Ryan has so much that one could probably
The Second Amendment Second Amendment “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. “ Since many different groups are infringing upon the rights given by the constitution , I must affirm today’s resolution that ownership of assault weapons is justified. I will provide a few key definitions from Webster’s New Collegiate Dictionary. Assault Weapon- a fully automatic rifle, carbine or submachine gun
William Shakespeare Shakespeare William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer\'s plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shakespea
Eugene Gladstone O’Neill Eugene Gladstone O’Neill was a very talented man and was very fortunate in having the writing skill he did. Eugene was a man of the theater, he was born in it, lived in it, worked in it and wrote in it. (Henry, “Eugene O’Neill”, p.157.) O’Neill is referred to as the most important twentieth century writer, not because he was the first american playwright but because of the influence of his work on the development of the american theater and on other writers. O’Neill said
HDTV: The Emergence of a New Generation in Television 1-23-98 Abstract High definition television is proving itself to be a leader as a new innovation of television. The impact HDTV will have on consumers, the laws surrounding this new medium, and it\'s attributes and in differences to analog television will be looked at first in this paper. Also, my research question, "How will HDTV influence consumerism in the 21st century," will be defined and explained. Second, a look at the methods involved
AN ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY OF PRESIDENTIAL ASSASSINATIONS CALEB JOHN WALKER Junior Composition Honors Sr. Judith Diltz Friday, November 20, 1998 1. Lorant, Stefan, Abraham Lincoln. New York, Harper And Brothers., 1957. pp. 240-273. This section of the book talks about President Lincoln’s Assassination. President Lincoln did not feel that anyone would ever want to kill him. Lincoln was shot on April 14, 1865. He was going to see a play at Ford’s Theatre. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. B
William Shakespeare William Shakespeare was a great English playwright, dramatist and poet who lived during the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. Shakespeare is considered to be the greatest playwright of all time. No other writer\'s plays have been produced so many times or read so widely in so many countries as his. Shakespeare was born to middle class parents. His father, John, was a Stratford businessman. He was a glove maker who owned a leather shop. John Shakespeare was a wel
School Curriculum The arts should be a part of school curriculum. It is essential to our children because it increases their ability to communicate and is a common method of communication for cultures worldwide. All over the news, people hear about how many school districts are attempting to eliminate the teaching of the arts from the schools. These include music, art, theater, and orchestral classes. Many districts believe that an education can be provided by concentrating on the basic academic
World Wars of the 20th Century The failure of the Europeans to learn from the American Civil War led them to fight the same kind of war in World War I. The armies of Europe and the United States fought for four years only to end in a stalemate. Nothing was settled despite massive loss of life. Some of the techniques used were much the same as those used in the American Civil War. Like building of fortifications and digging of trenches before charging the enemy with rifle fire and the falling bac
Women in the Vietnam War There is a myth that people aren’t ready for their, daughters, sisters, wives and mothers coming home in body bags. Does this mean we\'re ready to have our sons, brothers, husbands and fathers come home in body bags? Is a woman\'s life more valuable than a man\'s? But is this a valid reason to keep women in "safe" roles? I say NO, because all our lives are precious... men\'s just as much as women\'s. It\'s NEVER a happy moment to see our people return from a war in a bod
John F. Kennedy “The death of President John F. Kennedy, regarded today as the most popular president in American history, profoundly affected a whole generation. His murder, at the prime age of forty-six, evoked haunting despair and impassioned rage in the hearts of those who admired him. It generated bitter resentment as well as sadness among those who opposed him. To this day, the terrible episode festers like a wound in the national spirit.” Henry Hurt John F. Kennedy was in the prime years
William Fredrick Cody William Fredrick Cody was born just west of the Mississippi River, in Scott County, Iowa in 1846. Cody’s father died in 1857, his mother and him then moved to Kansas, where Cody worked for a wagon-freight company as a mounted messenger and wrangler. Later in 1859 Cody switched jobs to become a prospector in the Pikes Peak gold rush. Cody also worked many other jobs, by the age of fifteen; Cody had worked as a bullwhacker, trapper, and a Pony Express rider. Cody served eight
Current Free Speech Doctrine: Will It Work on the Internet? The Internet offers a much greater potential for interactive communication between information senders and receivers than the more traditional methods of communication such as newspaper, radio and television. Freedom of speech ascertained by the constitution is not an absolute right. Depending on the medium through which information is delivered various degrees of the freedom to express one\'s self is protected. Internet communication m
Mengele Mengele promoted medical experimentation on inmates, especially dwarfs and twins. He is said to have supervised an operation by which two Gypsy children were sewn together to create Siamses twins; the hands of the children became badly infected where the veins had been resected. (Snyder) Cohen tells us: "The only firsthand evidence on these experiments comes from a handful of survivors and from a Jewish doctor, Miklos Nyiszli, who worked under Mengele as a pathologist. Mengele subjected
Carl Orff\'s Philosophies in Music Education While Carl Orff is a very seminal composer of the 20th century, his greatest success and influence has been in the field of Music Education. Born on July 10th in Munich, Germany in 1895, Orff refused to speak about his past almost as if he were ashamed of it. What we do know, however, is that Orff came from a Bavarian family who was very active in the German military. His father\'s regiment band would often play through some of the young Orff\'s first
Mysteries There are many mysteries that question the mind, but none that can compare to the intrigue in the supernatural. Ghosts, goblins, poltergeists, Death Omens, curses, unexplainable phenomena, and hauntings; mysteries of the paranormal could go on and on. There are centuries of ghost stories and tales that have been passed down from generation to generation. From the Bermuda Triangle mysteries, phantoms of the ocean, ships, and glowing ghosts of little boys, to the curse of James\' Deans\'
Quest for Personal Identity in Toni Morrison\'s The Bluest Eye Post World War I, many new opportunities were given to the growing and expanding group of African Americans living in the North. Almost 500,00 African Americans moved to the northern states between 1910 and 1920. This was the beginning of a continuing migration northward. More than 1,500,000 blacks went north in the 1930\'s and 2,500,00 in the 1940\'s. Life in the North was very hard for African Americans. Race riots, limited housing
Civil War A Discussion on the Myth and Failure of Reconstruction Following the Civil War, and How This Failure Impacted and Changed America Then And Now Reconstruction . . . "Spell the word one way, with a small r , and it has a good American purposefulness; for it means a putting together, a rebuilding, a rehabilitation. Spell it another way, with a capital R , and it becomes for many a malediction; and for others an almost forgotten, unreached, and needful goal; and for still others a vaguely
Ice Skaters Anna and Mikhail Grinkov were in the Russian police force, and were anxiously waiting the arrival of their new son. On February 4, 1967 in the highly populated capital of Moscow, Sergei Grinkov was born. Sergei received nothing but love and warmth from his loving parents and relatives. One day, Anna and Mikhail decided to bring their 5 year old son, Sergei to the Central Army skating rink for a trial lesson. Five year old Sergei instantly fell in love with figure skating, and every d
Abraham Lincoln ABRAHAM LINCOLN Abraham\'s grandfather was killed by Indians in 1786 because he was trying to build a farm on their land. He was cutting down the trees and the Indians found that very disrespectful, so they had him killed. After that, his father, Thomas, wound up wondering looking for work. When he was 19, he opened 3 farms in the woods just like his father was going too. He only had the skills of a craftsman and no education. Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in the
ALEXANDER THE GREAT One could literally write a novel in epic form on Alexander the Great’s uncharacteristically eventful life. I have decided that my poem’s form shall be an excerpt from an imaginary epic written by a Greek author shortly after Alexander’s unfortunate demise. This section is a scene where Alexander himself, while on his deathbed, is restating his life. “I was brought into existence in Pella, a child of divine birth1, to my devoted parents Philip II, ruler of Macedonia, and Olym
A Study of a Dionysiac Sarcophagus In the Los Angeles County Art Museum A man dies. He winds his way down into the underworld to reach the banks of the river Acheron where he meets the ferryman Charon. He takes a coin from his mouth to pay the toll across. On the opposite bank he is greeted by a Maenad or perhaps Bacchus himself who offers him a kylix of wine. Drinking deep, the man is transformed and resurrected from death to a higher plane. Instead of living a miserable dream in the underworld
James Dean James Byron Dean was born on February 8, 1931 in the small midwestern town of Marion, Indiana, located about 50 miles north of Indianapolis. When James was four years old, his parents left their native Indiana and moved cross-country to Santa Monica, California so that his father could take a position as a dental technician at a veterans’ hospital. Following the death of his mother in 1940, Jimmy was forced to move back to Indiana to live on his aunt and uncle’s farm in the small town
Anne Rice: A Fascinating Story Because of her fascination with the supernatural, her life in New Orleans, and her daughter’s death, Anne Rice exhibits powerful and dark emotions in her writings. Anne Rice’s family life was not always a happy one. Her family was one of the lower middle class, struggling to make it. Katherine, her mother, became stressed over keeping a household and took to drinking. (Ramsland, 41) Anne’s mom continued this habit throughout her life. I feel that this drinking had
Greek Drama 1. The Greek God Dionysus was honored in fifth century Athens by drama festivals. Describe and name these festivals. Clearly demonstrate the differences between them. The main festivals were the Greater or city Dionysia and the Lesser or Rural Dionysia. There were other smaller festivals that where held in Athens at the time: the Oschophoria, the Anthesteria and the Leanaea. These festivals most likely originated from fertility rites. The festivals honored Dionysus Eleuthereus. All t
Case Study Analyses of the Character Hamlet by Individual Psychology Adams State College Hamlet 2 I will be evaluating the character Hamlet from the movie “Hamlet, Prince of Denmark.” The theory I have chosen is Gordon Allport’s psychology of the individual. Hamlet was written by William Shakespeare in 1602 and was first performed at the Globe theater in England. In particular I have chosen the 1993 screen play interpretation written by Franco Zeffirelli and staring Mel Gibson as Hamlet. The sta
The 1930’s: The Good Times and The Bad Times The decade of the 1930’s can be characterized in two parts: The Great Depression, and the restoration of the American economy. America had been completely destroyed due to the Stock Market Crash of 1929. It was up to the government and people of the 1930’s to "mend" America’s wounds. One man stood up to this challenge, Franklin Delano Roosevelt. He promised to fix the American economy, provide jobs, and help the needy. During The Great Depression, the
Dandelion Wine Dandelion Wine by Ray Bradbury uses an episodic style in various situations to show the culture of Greentown in 1928. It’s a novel, an autobiographical sort of novel, about one summer in the life of young Douglas Spaulding. It’s about living and dying, about growing old and staying young. In short it’s about life itself. The story is set in Green Town, Illinois during the summer of 1928. Waukegan , Illinois, where Bradbury spent some of his formative years, is the model for Green
Pterodactyls Pterodactyls, by Nicky Silver, is the story of a prodigal son, Todd, who leaves his extremely dysfunctional family and returns years later to find that nothing has changed except for his sister, Emma’s, recent engagement to a practical stranger. His alcoholic mother, Grace, tries vainly to bind the family together through repressed memories, cheating husbands, and utter chaos in planning the wedding. Todd, a gay man with AIDS, uses Emma’s fiancee, Tommy, for a lover and infects him
Seattle\'s Suburbs History Preamble Learning about what has changed has made us realize more than ever how constant change is. The way we see things around us is not the way they always have been and more important, are only an intermediate stage to where ever they will be tomorrow. Talking to people who saw what has changed to get here allows us to see the direction we have come, and finally the direction we are going. Outlined in this paper are six different angles viewing different parts of t
The Life of Abraham Lincoln Although other states such as Indiana lay claim to his birth, most sources agree that Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809, in a backwoods cabin in Hodgeville, Kentucky. In an interview during his campaign for the presidency in 1860 Lincoln described his adolescence as "the short and simple annals of the poor." (p 30). His father Thomas was a farmer who married Nancy Hanks, his mother, in 1806. Lincoln had one sister, Sarah, who was born in 1807. The Lincoln
With Malice Toward None by Stephen B.Oates Published by Mentor Books About the Author Stephen B. Oates is a professor of history at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of eight other books, including The Fires of Jubilee and To Purge This Land with Blood. His task in this biography was to perpetuate Lincoln as he was in the days he lived. His purpose of this biography was to bring the past into the present for us and his students. The Life of Abraham Lincoln Although other s
Hamlet One of the most unique elements of the Hamlet character is that he is so human. Many types of readers can identify with him. Hamlet is imperfect, and he is fretful. Hamlet has human properties, and it is his humanity that I intend to explore. Indeed it is these human qualities and imperfections that make his story so tragic. Another tragic part of the play is the plays irony. Irony is an important tool in the hands of the playwright to achieve both comical and/or dramatic effect. There is
Hustle Bustle Society In today\'s hustle bustle society people have to find a way to get away from the everyday rigmarole. People go to work everyday and then come home to a spouse, or a dog, or something. Only one thing keeps us going, entertainment. P.T. Barnum\'s shrewdness and knowledge of what the public wants to see he will go down in the annals of history as one of the greatest entertainers of all time. In the summer of 1835 Barnum heard a curious story from a New Englander by the name of
Peace and NonViolent Conflict Resolution The Onset of the Iran-Iraq War The tension between Iran and Iraq had deep roots. Long-standing major problems included rivalries between the minority Sunni Muslims who dominated Iraq and the majority Shiites and disputes over borders that confined Iraq to its narrow access to the Persian Gulf by way of the Shatt al Arab waterway. In 1969, when Britain announced its intent to withdraw from the Gulf, Iran and Iraq already seemed ready for war. That year the
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart was one of the greatest composers the world has ever known; whose legend continues to grow more than two centuries after his death. A prodigy already in his early childhood, he was a successful musician during his whole lifetime - even when giving up his safe employment and working as a free-lance artist. 3720 of the 13097 days of his short life Mozart spent traveling, still most of his compositions originated in Salzburg, the town wher
Alanis Morissette The energetic and talented new singer on the radio is not what you would call laid-back. She is in no way a "here today, gone tomorrow" singer. I believe, she has and will revolutionize the entertianment industry. The daughter of Alan and Georgia Morissette, Alanis, an Ottawa native, is one of three children in the family. She has an older brother named Chad and a twin brother named Wade. Although the name Alanis is Greek itself, Alanis Morissette has no Greek background whatso
HOW TO ATTRACT GIRLS Sometimes girls and boys seem to avoid the company of one another, but finally everyone find something common in each other and fall in love at least once. Actually You are just afraid of making serious relationship, because You do not know what the girl thinks and feels about you. In general the first time is always more complex. The men are so confused about what women think about them that it can create some obsessions. It can lower Your self-esteem. Do not let it happen!
The Lincoln Assassination On April, 14 1865 President Abraham Lincoln was shot while watching a performance of An American Cousin at Ford’s Theater. President Lincoln died the next morning. The person who had killed Lincoln was John Wilkes Booth. A few days before he was killed, Lincoln had told his spouse about a dream he had, he saw a president shrouded on a catafalque in the east room of the White House. Even after this dream he attended An American Cousin at Ford’s Theater. John Wilkes Booth
Hamlet In the first three acts of the play Hamlet, King Claudius go through a subtle, but defined change in character. Claudius role in the play begins as the newly corrinated king of Denmark. The former king, King Hamlet, was poisoned by his brother, Claudius, while he was asleep. Claudius, however, made it known to everyone that the king died of a snakebite in the garden, and thus no one knew of the murder that had just taken place making his murder the perfect crime. The only problem that Cla
Washington Irving Washington Irving was the first native American to succeed as a professional writer. He remains important as a pioneer in American humor and the development of the short story. Irving was greatly admired and imitated in the 19th century. Toward the end of his career, his reputation declined due to the sentimentality and excessive gentility of much of his work ("Irving" 479). Washington Irving\'s time spent in the Hudson Valley and abroad contributed to his writing of The Devil
Will Rogers Will Rogers was a cowboy that did rope tricks. He was loved by the crowds that watched him. “Onto the stage ambled a friendly-faced, tousled-haired man wearing a cowboy getup and carrying a collection of lassos in his hand. He smiled at the audience, then threw out one of the ropes, twirling it in a circle in preparation for one of the complicated rope tricks he was hired to perform. But as he went into the trick, he miscalculated the size of the small stage, and the rope whacked int
Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler, the Nazi dictator of Germany during World War II, once said, "The bigger the lie, the more people will believe it." Although this may sound ludicrous, we can see many examples of this in the world\'s history. One example would have to be the John Fitzgerald Kennedy assassination. For over thirty years the people of the United States were led to believe that a single gunman shot and killed Kennedy in Dallas on November 22, 1963, at 12:30 p.m... However, in this paper, I
Latin Report Tom Nigro per.6 The year is 20 B.C. and I live in the Roman Empire, actually I live in the city of Rome itself. The Roman Empire is the greatest power in the world. Although I have not traveled much I know that it is composed of the Italian peninsula, lands around the Mediterranean Sea, from the British Isles to North Africa and from Spain to the Persian Gulf. It has taken more than 700 years for Rome to establish such a large empire and fought many wars to do so. We are a republic,