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The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery bus boycott changed the way people lived and reacted to each other. The American civil rights movement began a long time ago, as early as the seventeenth century, with blacks and whites all protesting slavery together. The peak of the civil rights movement came in the 1950\'s starting with the successful bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama. The civil rights movement was lead by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolence and love for your enemy.
Tha Last Of The Mohicans
Tha Last Of The Mohicans
Tha Last Of The Mohicans The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper The book, Last of the Mohicans by James Fenimore Cooper was very different from the movie Last of the Mohicans in terms of the story line. However, I feel that the producer and director of this movie did a good job of preserving Cooper\'s original vision of the classic American man surviving in the wilderness, while possibly presenting it better than the book. The makers of the movie Last of the Mohicans preserved Cooper\
The Age Of Aerospace- Learning from the Past
The Age Of Aerospace- Learning from the Past
The Age Of Aerospace- Learning from the Past INTRODUCTION Human beings have always been fascinated by flight. Cave people carved, sculpted, and painted winged creatures soaring through the sky. Greek mythology tells of the winged horse Pegasus, ancient Persian myths tell of winged bulls that guarded the royal halls, and a 4000 year old Chinese story, from the Annals of The Bamboo Books, describes how the Emperor Shun escaped from captivity by donning the work-clothes of a bird. People struggle
The appeal of Socialism
The appeal of Socialism
The appeal of Socialism The Appeal of Socialism During the late 1800\'s and early 1900\'s hundreds of thousands of European immigrants migrated to the United States of America. They had aspirations of success, prosperity and their own conception of the American Dream. The majority of the immigrants believed that their lives would completely change for the better and the new world would bring nothing but happiness. Advertisements that appeared in Europe offered a bright future and economic stabil
United States of American: Personal Freedom
United States of American: Personal Freedom
United States of American: Personal Freedom No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating t
The Color Purple
The Color Purple
The Color Purple I am very educated, yet at the same time, not too familiar with the prejudice that takes place in the novel The Color Purple, by Alice Walker. First of all, this book mainly focuses on prejudice toward black women in the early 1900’s. Although blacks were free and women had a little more power than before, the black woman of America were still looked down on as being servants to their black men. Next, the prejudice in this book was mainly caused by history. In the past, blacks w
Racism in Colleges
Racism in Colleges
Racism in Colleges Racism has been a steady problem all through time. One of the most troublesome areas of racism is in places of education. Finding a cure for this would be a major step towards ending racism in general. No one has ever thought of a solution yet, and racism will be strong as long as there isn\'t one. It all started back when the colonists traded certain goods for slaves. They had never seen a black person before and thought of them as lower human beings because they did all of t
Racism Today
Racism Today
Racism Today ...Everybody jumped on him, beat the hell out of him... Everybody was hitting him or kicking him. One guy was kicking at his spine. Another guy hitting on the side of the face... He was unconscious. He was bleeding. Everybody had blood on their forearms. We ran back up the hill laughing... He should have died... He lost so much blood he turned white. He got what he deserved (Ridgeway 167.) The skinheads who performed this random act of racial violence in 1990, had no reason to bru
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
The Crucible by Arthur Miller
The Crucible by Arthur Miller Date Created: September 18, 1995 Grade Received: B Subject: Superstition in the play The Crucible by Arthur Miller. * * * SALEM WITCH TRIALS Superstition and witchcraft resulted in many being hanged or in prison. In the seventeenth century, a belief in witches and witchcraft was almost universal. In Salem Massachusetts where the witch trials take place many people who are suspicious is accused of witchcraft and hanged. Arthur Miller wrote a play called The Crucible.
The Deerslayer
The Deerslayer
The Deerslayer James Fenimore Cooper was born on September 15, 1789 in Burlington, New Jersey. He was the son of William and Elizabeth (Fenimore) Cooper, the twelfth of thirteen children (Long, p. 9). Cooper is known as one of the first great American novelists, in many ways because he was the first American writer to gain international followers of his writing. In addition, he was perhaps the first novelist to demonstrate...that native materials could inspire significant imaginative writing (
The Defining of a Nation
The Defining of a Nation
The Defining of a Nation The Defining of a Nation “My country tiss of thee, sweat land of liberty....” These words begin a patriotic song taught to many Americans at an early age. They are also a good beginning for this essay. To define my country in its entirety would take a life time, which would be an impossibility in this essay. But it is possible to give a few characteristics that, to me, provide meaning to my country. One of the greatest attributes of America is the people that populate it
THE EDUCATION SYSTEM
THE EDUCATION SYSTEM
THE EDUCATION SYSTEM THE EDUCATION SYSTEM The education system in my country is different from U.S education; mostly it is similar to France education system. The education system in my country is very restricted and it is not easy to graduate from high school. I have been attending US colleges for almost four years now. I finished high school in my country and never get a chance to attend college in there. In this essay I would like to compare and contrast the differences between my high school
The Finger Lakes (CHaracter of a Place)
The Finger Lakes (CHaracter of a Place)
The Finger Lakes (CHaracter of a Place) Chris Keil 10/29/96 College Writing Essay #3 Character of a Place Final Draft The Finger Lakes The Finger Lakes Region of western upstate New York possesses natural beauty and characteristics that make it an ideal area for residence and vacation. However, because of New York City, the state\'s defining attribute to many outsiders and locals, the Finger Lakes\' fruits are ignored and shared amongst a relatively small amount of people. In a state that bares
The Flying Men and Their Impact on Literature
The Flying Men and Their Impact on Literature
The Flying Men and Their Impact on Literature The Flying Men Who knows when a human first dreamed of flying like a bird . It is important to recognize flying, its effect on people and their communication has changed because of flight. I believe that the invention of airplanes just enhanced the way people communicate and how they relate. Literature as a form of communication, was one of the many things that was only improved by the invention of the airplane, because of several reasons. Who invent
The Function of Profanity in Modern English
The Function of Profanity in Modern English
The Function of Profanity in Modern English The Function of Profanity in Modern English I.B. Extended Essay Fall, 1996 Table Of Contents . Chapter 1- Introduction and Clarification Chapter 2- Everyday Usage of Profanity Chapter 3- How Profanity Offends Chapter 4- A Look at the Literal Meanings and Taboo Chapter 5- Phatic and Emotive Language Chapter 6- The Employment of Substitutes Chapter 7- A Brief Historical Perspective Chapter 8- The Use of Profanity in the Media Chapter 9- Conclusions Bibli
The Gateway to The Soul
The Gateway to The Soul
The Gateway to The Soul I MADE A MISTAKE: THIS WAS AN A BUT IT IS FROM GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS MY FLOPPY FOR THE OTHER DIED!!! SORRY Metaphors that Justify War by Kevin Steiner Truth Uncloaked Do you think we had all the information that was at the President’s disposal when he made the decision to deploy our troops in the Gulf? Do you think having that information might have made you feel more comfortable about our involvement? Should our government decide what we get to know and what we don’t
The Great Depression
The Great Depression
The Great Depression THE UNCOMMON STRUGGLE OF ALL MEN-- THE GREAT DEPRESSION Essay over Of Mice and Men BIBLIOGRAPHY The American Heritage-History of the 20\'s and 30\'s, Editor in Charge-Ralph K. Andrist, 1970, American Heritage Publishing Co., Inc., New York, NY. Hard Times-An Oral History of the Great Depression by Studs Terkel, 1970, H. Wolff, New York, 1st Printing. Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck, 1936, The Viking Press, Inc. Webster\'s Intermediate Dictionary, 1977 by Merriam-Webster, I
The Ideal American
The Ideal American
The Ideal American The Ideal American : America is interesting. It captures the imagination and attention of the world but almost all of the attention it receives is negative. A gas guzzling, beer drinking, loud, and highly violent culture are some of the more common attributes dumped on America. It’s the mass murders, militia standoffs, and government scandals that make the foreign press headlines. Asia feels were lazy and bloated with sucess. France thinks were un-cultured, and most of the thi
How Technology Effects Modern America
How Technology Effects Modern America
How Technology Effects Modern America U.S. Wage Trends The microeconomic picture of the U.S. has changed immensely since 1973, and the trends are proving to be consistently downward for the nation\'s high school graduates and high school drop-outs. “Of all the reasons given for the wage squeeze – international competition, technology, deregulation, the decline of unions and defense cuts – technology is probably the most critical. It has favored the educated and the skilled,” says M. B. Zuckerman
The Life of Kurt Vonnegut
The Life of Kurt Vonnegut
The Life of Kurt Vonnegut The life of Kurt Vonnegut was filled with great accomplishments and great tragedies. The biggest tragedy that he faced had to be the fire bombing of Dresden in World War II. This is the topic of his book Slaughterhouse-Five. The book talks about one of Vonnegut\'s friends who slips in and out of reality, having flashbacks of the experience at Dresden. Kurt Vonnegut was born in November of 1922 in Indianapolis. This is where he eventually met and married Jane Cox. Vonneg
The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early Amer
The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early Amer
The Influence of Black Slave Culture on Early America The Black slaves of colonial America brought their own culture from Africa to the new land. Despite their persecution, the slave culture has contributed greatly to the development of America\'s own music, dance, art, and clothing. Music It is understandable that when Africans were torn from their homes and families, lashed into submission , and forced into lifelong slave labor, they would be, on the most part, resentful and angry. Various f
The Life of the Great William Shakespeare
The Life of the Great William Shakespeare
The Life of the Great William Shakespeare Cheryl Bowman Mrs. Bembas 2nd. Period English 6 May 1996 The Life of the Great William Shakespeare There are many authors that are widely read. However, none are more universally read and studied than the great William Shakespeare of the late 16th and early 17th centuries. His plays and poems have moved millions of people, unofficially giving him the well-deserved title of the greatest of all dramatists. Shakespeare is the basis for excellence in literac
The Light in the Forest
The Light in the Forest
The Light in the Forest THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST THE LIGHT IN THE FOREST Conrad Richter Curtis Publishing Company New York, New York, 1953 45 Edition 117 Pages Conrad Richter presents a historic fictional work describing the colonial frontier in The Light in the Forest. True Son, born as John Butler, was captured by the Lenni Lenape Indians at the age of four. He was adopted by them and raised as the son of their chief, Cuyloga. He became a part of the Indian culture. Later the Indians made a tre
The need for Government Intervention in Education
The need for Government Intervention in Education
The need for Government Intervention in Education Reform The Need for Federal Government Involvement in Education Reform by ____________ Political Science 2301 Federal and State Government OVERVIEW For centuries, generations of families have congregated in the same community or in the same general region of the country. Children grew up expecting to earn a living much like their fathers and mothers or other adults in their community. Any advanced skills they required beyond the three R\'s (Readi
The old man and the see
The old man and the see
The old man and the see THE HISTORY OF INTERNET In the beginning of the 1970\'s in USA was an older military network called ARPANET converted to Internetvork wish was a network between networks. Accept a few Universities was it foremost enterprices and organisations wich was important for the american army who was connected to Internetwork. Resons of security made Internetwork anarchistic.It wasen\'t supose to be any cental computer wich controlled Internetwork and the computertrafic was supose
The Opressed
The Opressed
The Opressed The Oppressed Dr. Howard Zinn’s A People’s History of the United States might be better titled A Proletarian’s History of the United States. In the first three chapters Zinn looks at not only the history of the conquerors, rulers, and leaders; but also the history of the enslaved, the oppressed, and the led. Like any American History book covering the time period of 1492 until the early 1760’s, A People’s History tells the story of the “discovery” of America, early colonization by E
The Power of Fear
The Power of Fear
The Power of Fear The introductory readings, Obrien\'s If I die in a Combat Zone, Hasford\'s The Short-Timers, Moore\'s The Green Berets, and Obrien\'s Going After Cacciato, all share a common element - fear. An integral part of each story is a sense of fear that helps to intensify the experiences being related by the author; ie make the stories more realistic. Without the use of fear, these stories would lose much of their impact. The entire experience of Vietnam pivots on fear for many of the
The Scarlet Letter- An analysis of symbolism
The Scarlet Letter- An analysis of symbolism
The Scarlet Letter- An analysis of symbolism March 18,1994 The Scarlet Letter: An Analysis of Symbolism The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne is generally considered to be the first American symbolic novel. A symbol is something which is used to represent something broader in meaning. The most obvious symbol in the novel is the actual scarlet A which both the criticism and I agree upon. This A is the literal symbol of the sin of adultery. The letter A then appears in many different forms
Alcoholism: Symptoms, Causes, and Effects
Alcoholism: Symptoms, Causes, and Effects
Alcoholism: Symptoms, Causes, and Effects Composition I April 1, 1997 Alcoholism is a disease that affects many people in the United States today. It not only affects the alcoholic, but also their family, friends, co- workers, and eventually total strangers. The symptoms are many, as are the causes and the effects. Alcoholism is defined as a pattern of drinking in which harmful consequences result for the drinker, yet, they continue to drink. There are two types of drinkers. The first type, the
Beer
Beer
Beer Historically hops, yeast, malted barley, and water have all played the greatest and most important role in society. For almost 8000 years these ingredients have been mixed and have been appreciated by all classes of society in almost all civilizations. The old cliche accident is the mother of invention is a phrase that definitely holds true in the world of beer. The discovery was made way back when the Mediterranean region was the seat of civilization and barley flourished as a dietary st
Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids
Anabolic Steroids Description: Anabolic steroids are performance enhancing drugs. They are a synthetic form of the chemical testosterone that is normally found in the body. By taking anabolic steroids, a person\'s testosterone level can be raised up to a hundred times more than the usual amount of 2.5 to 10 mg. Per day. The increase in testosterone increases anabolic activity, which results in greater muscle bulk. It also increases protein synthesis and androgenic activity (enhanced secondary se
The Unholy Crusade
The Unholy Crusade
The Unholy Crusade The Unholy Crusade Religion is a canopy under which American culture and society thrives. Its extension reaches the boundaries of such cultural mainstreams as movies, television, and music. Oliver Stone\'s 1986 war film Platoon is an example of the religious subtleties and overtones that appear in various American genres. Stone not only uses religious themes to portray the Vietnam War, but manipulates the war to show the decadence of American society. Throughout history, man h
The American Dream. Or Nightmare?
The American Dream. Or Nightmare?
The American Dream. Or Nightmare? Benjamin Franklin and Nathaniel Hawthorne were both very important to America’s early literature. Franklin’s “Autobiography” and Hawthorne’s “My Kinsman, Major Molineux” represents the extremes of leaving home. Franklin makes accomplishing the American dream of the self-made man look easy. Hawthorne, however, revises and critiques that dream, showing the harsh realities of the real world. Franklin reveals his life story as a way to show the people of America tha
The Color Purple
The Color Purple
The Color Purple The Struggle to Express Themselves A Struggle to Express Themselves There is one primordial reason why we do not doubt Europeans have taken the lead in history, in all epochs before and after 1492, and it has little to do with evidence. It is a basic belief which we inherit from prior ages of thought and scarcely realize that we hold: it is an implicit belief, not an explicit one, and it is so large a theory that it is woven into all of our ideas about history, both within Europ
The Early History Of Golf In The US
The Early History Of Golf In The US
The Early History Of Golf In The US The game of golf is one of the oldest of today’s modern sports. Its exact beginnings are not known; however, some historians trace golf back to the Stone Age while others claim it originated from the “idle antics of shepherd boys knocking small stones into holes in the ground with a crook while their flocks grazed nearby” (Peper 1). Researched back to the time of the Roman Empire, it is also believed the sports-oriented Romans played a forerunner of the game o
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed?
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed?
Methamphetamine: Built for Speed? Methamphetamine has reclaimed a place in the lexicon of party drugs. Hailed by nocturnal adventurers, condemned by raver idealists, is speed a sleepless dream or an addictive nightmare? by Brian Otto Here at the end of the millennium, the pace of modern life seems fleeting -- a whirl of minutes, hours and days. In dealing with the changes, humans have equipped themselves with the tools to move faster, more efficiently. At the same time a dependence for the mar
The Grapes Of Wrath
The Grapes Of Wrath
The Grapes Of Wrath John Steinbeck\'s novel, The Grapes of Wrath has left much specifically untold about the authors true intentions on this book. His epic chronicle has been described as being Written with passionate conviction (Dorothy Parker). This passionate conviction has led John Steinbeck into mastering bold dramatization. His skills at the art of dramatization in literature was not solely used in The Grapes of Wrath, but also used in another of his twisted and possibly controversial work
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby
The Great Gatsby The movie created by David Merrick as well as the novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, both entitled The Great Gatsby, ate truly two fine pieces of art. The movie version shows the viewer what is happening in the story without internal comments from the narrator and the viewer can understand exactly what is happening without any intellectual thought involved. The novel, however, challenges the reader to look deep inside the writing in order to grasp the true effect of the novel
The Heroic Traits Of JFK And Beowulf
The Heroic Traits Of JFK And Beowulf
The Heroic Traits Of JFK And Beowulf Wenona Wolf English 12 7th hour 10/18/99 A Hero is defined as, “ A man admired for his achievements and noble qualities.” (Marriam-Webster Dictionary, 1999) It’s the best word to describe mythological character Beowulf, and 35th U.S. President John Fitzgerald Kennedy. Beowulf was a honorable man, who reigned as kind and the strongest warrior throughout land. J.F.K. charmed the U.S. with wit, kindness, and bravery. John F. Kennedy and Beowulf had similar heroi
The House Of The Seven Gables- Hawthornes Personal
The House Of The Seven Gables- Hawthornes Personal
The House Of The Seven Gables- Hawthornes Personal Reflections Nathanial Hawthorne. Considered to be one of the greatest American writers of the 19th century. But did you know that he hated portraits, and it is now thought that he was a mild manic-depressive? Born in Salem, Massachusetts on July 4, 1804. A decendant of a long puritan line of Hathorne\'s. His ancestry included his great-great grandfather, John Hathorne who was a judge at the Salem witch trials 112 years before Nathanial was born.
Coca-Cola and its Evolution
Coca-Cola and its Evolution
Coca-Cola and its Evolution The Coca-Cola company started out as an insignificant one man business and over the last one hundred and ten years it has grown into one of the largest companies in the world. The first operator of the company was Dr. John Pemberton and the current operator is Roberto Goizueta. Without societies help, Coca-Cola could not have become over a 50 billion dollar business. Coca-Cola was invented by Dr. John Pemberton, an Atlanta pharmacist. He concocted the formula in a thr
The Misconceptions of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Misconceptions of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
The Misconceptions of The Jungle by Upton Sinclair Upton Sinclair had always insisted that The Jungle was misread but did he ever think it could have been miswritten? The style of writing is not effective when addressing issues in a capitalistic society but proves to be very effective when exposing the secrets of the meatpacking industry. The novel is not remembered for being a classic work in literature but rather an important book in history in that it changed the way America looked at food in
The Tell Tale Heart
The Tell Tale Heart
The Tell Tale Heart Edgar Allan Poe, whose personal torment so powerfully informed his visionary prose and poetry, is a towering figure in the history of American literature. A Virginia gentleman and the son of itinerant actors, the heir to great fortune and a disinherited outcast, a university man who had failed to graduate, a soldier brought out of the army, a husband with an unapproachable child-bride, a brilliant editor and low salaried hack, a world renowned but impoverish author, a tempera
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens
The Trials And Tribulations On Charles Dickens It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way--in short, the period was so. (Bibli
The Unknown Citizen
The Unknown Citizen
The Unknown Citizen The Poem “The Unknown Citizen” by W.H. Auden is a satire. Its narrator is the state. In this, the state pays tribute and describes a successful and positive product of its efficiency and effectiveness. In other words, it builds the character later described to the reader as “the perfect citizen.” The narrator speaks as if he is delivering a speech or common tribute using words and phrases that are familiar to the reader. Using such imagery helps the reader paint a clear pictu
The Viking
The Viking
The Viking The Vikings Viking History The Vikings were a group of Scandinavian raiders that were around from about the 8th century to the 11th. They mainly attacked the British Islands , the Frankish empire, England, but they also plundered places such as the Iberian peninsula and northern Africa. Vikings did not always settle into the places that they found, for instance after exploring North America they left the place never to return again. Even so, after landing on Greenland they colonized t
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Bipolar Affective Disorder
Bipolar Affective Disorder The phenomenon of bipolar affective disorder has been a mystery since the 16th century. History has shown that this affliction can appear in almost anyone. Even the great painter Vincent Van Gogh is believed to have had bipolar disorder. It is clear that in our society many people live with bipolar disorder; however, despite the abundance of people suffering from the it, we are still waiting for definite explanations for the causes and cure. The one fact of which we ar
Throgsneck
Throgsneck
Throgsneck History of Throgs Neck and Maritime College. “In September 1642, John Throgmorton , with 35 families applied to the Dutch authorities in Niew Amsterdam for permission to settle in. Permission was granted in October 1642, and the conlonists settled on the long neck lying south of what is Eastchester Bay today and named it Throgmorton’s Neck after their leader. By the time of the American Revolution, the name had been contracted to Throgg’s Neck. Throgmorton and his colony thrived for s
Totalitarian Society
Totalitarian Society
Totalitarian Society Living in a society with limited freedom of expression is not, in any case, enjoyable. A Totalitarian society is a good example of such a society, because although it provides control for the people, it can deny them a great deal of freedom to express themselves. The fictional society in George Orwell\'s “1984” stands as a metaphor for a Totalitarian society. Communication, personal beliefs, and individual loyalty to the government are all controlled by the inner party, whic
TQM In An Accounting Environment
TQM In An Accounting Environment
TQM In An Accounting Environment Chapter One: Description of the problem: All companies need effective employees in order to complete the necessary daily tasks and attain a profit. Many employers do not receive the peak level of performance from their workers due to the fact that the employees do not feel they are having an effect on the quality of service they are offering, or cannot see any tangible outcome from their efforts. This chapter describes several different aspects of the project, in