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Mohandas Gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi
Mohandas Gandhi Mohandas Gandhi   Born into a merchant family in 1869, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was under the influence of powerful people. Members of his family had served as prime ministers of an Indian state for several generations. His parents were strong in their religion, being devout and earnest Hindus. They were a part of a Hindu sect that worshipped Vishnu and promoted non-violence.   Apparently, he was most influenced by his mother, a gentle and intelligent person. According to Hindu
Mohandas Ghandi
Mohandas Ghandi
Mohandas Ghandi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as mahatma Gandhi, was a Indian nationalist leader, who established his country\'s freedom through a nonviolent revolution. Gandhi became a leader in a difficult struggle, the Indian campaign for home rule. He believed and dedicated his life to demonstrating that both individuals and nations owe it to themselves to stay free, and to allow the same freedom to others. Gandhi was one of the gentlest of men, a devout and almost mystical Hindu, b
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali Cassius Clay better known as Muhammad Ali is by far the greatest boxer of all time. King of the World by David Reminick is a very detailed biography of Muhammad and good documentation how boxing used to be. The book takes you on a journey behind the scenes of Alli\'s rise to the top and boxing run in with La Costra Nostra. On an October afternoon in 1954 when Cassius was 12 he left his 60 dollar red Schwinn outside the Columbia Auditorium to visit a bazaar. When he and his friends l
Music
Music
Music The major characters in The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison were Pecola Breedlove, Cholly Breedlove, Claudia Macteer, and Frieda Macteer. Pecola Breedlove is an eleven-year-old black girl around which the story revolves. Her desire is to have the bluest eyes so that others will see her as pretty in the end that desire is what finishes her, she believes that God gives her blue eyes causing her insanity. Pecola doesn\'t have many friends other than Claudia and Frieda. In the Story we see how Pec
My Brother
My Brother
My Brother Growing up with my brother wasn’t the easiest thing in the world. We never got along and my parents always had to brake up fights between the two of us. Everything was a competition and I always fell short of victory. I was different then my brother and that’s the way I wanted to stay. I socialized with a different crowd and I thought I knew it all. He would try to talk to me and I would just role my eyes and walk away. But as time past and he moved out of the house to study in the Un
My Job
My Job
My Job Coming to E-Dak, for me, meant leaving a comfortable big-six accounting position to work for a 30-person start-up. It was a tremendous gamble, but my choice came down to whether I wanted to continue performing repetitive audits or face new challenges at E-Dak Dynamics, and in the process help to change the world. Working for E-Dak places me at the epicenter of one of the world\'s most dynamic industries: telecommunications/ networking. Although I knew little about E-Dak\'s domain of fib
My Personal Achivement
My Personal Achivement
My Personal Achivement TOPIC 2. An experience or achievement that has had significant meaning in your life ( You may discuss an obstacle that you have overcome ) The intellectual achievement that I feel is my most prominent academic experience is participating, for the second consecutive year, in the Prince of Wales Robotics Team. This was an opportunity to gain valuble insights into designing and manufacturing electrical robots with fellow teammates and professional engineers. Firstly, in conne
Myra Hindley
Myra Hindley
Myra Hindley A sadistic temptress, the aid and probable prompt of an evil and cold blooded killer. Or a \'political prisoner being used as a scapegoat by politicians and the media\'? This is a very sensitive subject and people often respond with fear and anxiety when we decide to examine things like the Moors murders. We are told that our curiosity is \'unhealthy\', and that wanting to know,or openly debate about a matter which is \'naturally\' closed, can only be the desire of a sick mind. We a
Napoleon I
Napoleon I
Napoleon I NAPOLEON I Napoleon\'s life was a very interesting one. Starting a poor boy, hated by most, rising to rule a huge empire, and then finally being destroyed by his own arrogance and ending his life humbled, remembering what he had doe, and leaving it all in his memoirs for the world to read. Napoleon was born in 1769, on the Island of Corsica. His parents, Carlo and Letizia Bonaparte, were poor nobles. When Napoleon was just 10 years old, his father helped to get him a mathematical scho
NAT TURNER
NAT TURNER
NAT TURNER Nat Turner Early in the morning of August 22,1831, a band of black slaves, led by a lay preacher named Nat Turner, entered the Travis house in Southampton County, Virginia and killed five members of the Travis family. This was the beginning of a slave uprising that was to become known as Nat Turner’s rebellion. Over a thirty-six hour period, this band of slaves grew sixty or seventy in number and slew fifty-eight white persons in and around Jerusalem, Virginia (seventy miles east of R
Nate Martin Is An Extreemly Dirty Nigger
Nate Martin Is An Extreemly Dirty Nigger
Nate Martin Is An Extreemly Dirty Nigger nate martins black ass should rot in hell. Charles Darwin Essay submitted by Blake Labrato Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, Shropshire. He was the son of Robert Waring Darwin and his wife Susannah, and the grandson of the scientist Erasmus Darwin. His mother died when he was eight years old, and he was brought up by his sister. He was taught the classics at Shrewsbury, then sent to Edinburgh to study medicine, which he hated. Like many modern studen
Nicholas Ferrar
Nicholas Ferrar
Nicholas Ferrar Christian History 102 Nicholas Ferrar Nicholas Ferrar was assumed to be born in 1592. I have found that his most probable birth date was in February of 1593. This is due to the usual calendar confusion: England was not at that time using the new calendar adopted in October 1582. It was 1593 according to our modern calendar, but at the time the new year in England began on the following March 25th. Nicholas Ferrar was one of the more interesting figures in English history. His fam
Nixon Platform
Nixon Platform
Nixon Platform I. Civil Rights A. Some people, mostly blacks, did not get equal rights. B. Nixon believed fundamentaly in responsible civil rights policy on the part of the federal government. II. Health Care Issues A. People believed in having health care for everyone, and being taken care of from the goverments money. B. Nixon believed that there should be health care for everyone, employer mandates, pharmancy care, and preventive care. III. Law Enforcement A. Crime increased and drud use bega
Nostradamus
Nostradamus
Nostradamus Nostradamus Michel De Nostradame, otherwise known as Nostradamus was born December 14, 1503. His family was of Jewish ancestry. His grandfather, Pierre de Nostradame, had settled in Provence because by the mid-1400s, many Jews had come to live there. Nostradamus’ father was Jacques de Nostradame. Jacques worked as a scholary, since most people didn’t know how to write he wrote things for them, from love letters to formal documents. Jacques’ income provided a good home at the time. No
One of the achieve that I am proud of
One of the achieve that I am proud of
One of the achieve that I am proud of TOPIC. An experience or achievement that has had significant meaning in your life ( You may discuss an obstacle that you have overcome ) The intellectual achievement that I feel is my most prominent academic experience is participating, for the second consecutive year, in the Prince of Wales Robotics Team. This was an opportunity to gain valuable insights into designing and manufacturing electrical robots with fellow teammates and professional engineers. Fir
Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya
Oscar De La Hoya Oscar De La Hoya is a famous professional boxer. He is known all over the world for his looks, talent in the ring and his great sportsmanship. He is one of the best fighters in the field of boxing and a good role model for young children in the world today. PERSONAL Oscar De La Hoya lives and was born in East Los Angeles, California on February 4, 1973. His parents names are Joel, a former professional boxer from Durango, Mexico, and Dona Cecilia De La Hoya. His mother, Cecilia,
Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa
Pancho Villa Pancho villa Doroteo Aranga learned to hate aristocratic Dons, who worked he and many other Mexicans like slaves, Doroteo Aranga also known as Pancho villa hated aristocratic because he made them work like animals all day long with little to eat. Even more so, he hated ignorance within the Mexican people that allowed such injustices. At the young age of fifteen, Aranga came home to find his mother trying to prevent the rape of his sister. Aranga shot the man and fled to the Sierra M
Paul Cezanne
Paul Cezanne
Paul Cezanne When most people think of Paul Cezanne, they think of two words genius and painting. For these two words he is consider by far to be the Father of modern painting. Cezanne was born in Aix-en-Provence in 1839. He was to die in the same town in 1906. His life and art work was greatly influenced by this small town in France. He was the son of a shrewd business man, Louis-Auguste Cezanne. As a boy growing up in Aix, Cezanne loved to study Greek and Latin literature. At the age of thirte
Personal Profile
Personal Profile
Personal Profile PURPOSE : In this particular laboratory experiment, we are going to determine the molar mass of an unknown gas, from the gas density. We are also going to use gas density, along with the kinetic molecular theory, to explain the behavior of gas filled balloons. Finally, we are going to demonstrate the effects of temperature and pressure changes of gasses. PROCEDURE : We are using the experimental procedure as described in our laboratory manual. University of Wisconsin - River Fal
Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Unlike the United States, with its generalissimo politics-Washington, Jackson, Grant, Eisehower- the martial arts have been conspicuously absent from Canadian politics. But there in one exception: in 1968 Pierre Elliot Trudeau became the first Canadian leader to bring the gunslinger-Lone Ranger ethos to Canadian politics. Trudeau introduced to Canada the refined art of single combat; it was the politics of Doing It My Way-the politics of going my way or being left behind.
Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Pierre Elliot Trudeau ideological anthology featuring a series of essays written by Pierre Elliot Trudeau during his time spent with the Federal Liberal party of Canada. The emphasis of the book deals with the problems and conflicts facing the country during the Duplessis regime in Quebec. While Trudeau stresses his adamant convictions on Anglophone/Francophone relations and struggles for equality in a confederated land, he also elaborates on his own ideological views pertaining to Federalism an
Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Pierre Elliot Trudeau
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada, was once described as A French Canadian proud of his identity and culture, yet a biting critic of French-Canadian society, determined to destroy its mythology and illusions. He has also been identified as A staunch, upholder of provincial autonomy holding the justice portfolio in the federal government. Such cumulative appraisal and observation made by past fellow bureaucrat provides high testimonial for the ex-Democratic
Ponce de Leon
Ponce de Leon
Ponce de Leon Ponce de Leon’s Search for the Elusive Fountain Ponce de Leon’s quest for the fountain of youth led to the discovery of Florida and many other unexpected yet significant discoveries. His discoveries helped him to become a rich man and a brave conquistador. On March 3, 1513, Juan Ponce de Leon sailed from the island of Puerto Rico with three ships. After asking King Ferdinand of Spain permission to conquer and settle the island of Bimini, Ponce de Leon set sail on a quest for a myth
Porsche ( world history )
Porsche ( world history )
Porsche ( world history ) FERDINAND PORSCHE LIFE AND ACHIEVEMENTS OF A PIONEER German engineer Ferdinand Porsche is certainly one of the most important figures - if not the most imporant and influent-in the history of automobile making. This outstanding Teuton was born on September 3rd, 1875 in Mafferdorf, Germany. One of the most remarkable accomplishments of his carrer was that his work was not limited to one factory, but instead he worked in many of the most renowned car-making factories of t
President Nixon
President Nixon
President Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon was the thirty-seventh president of the United States and the only president to have resigned from office. He was on his was to success after receiving his law degree from Duke University Law School in 1937. California Republicans persuaded Nixon in 1946 to be their candidate to challenge Jerry Voorhis, the popular Democratic Congressman, for his seat in the United States House of Representatives. He accuses Voorhis of being “soft” on Communism. This was dam
President Cleveland
President Cleveland
President Cleveland Grover Cleveland Stephan Grover Cleveland is the fifth of nine children born to Reverend Richard Falley Cleveland and Ann Neal Cleveland. He was born on March 18th of 1837 in Caldwell, New Jersey, although he was raised in Fayetteville, New York. The actual house in which he was born still stands today on 207 Bloomfield Avenue. He was named in honor of Stephan Grover, a minister at a local Presbyterian Church who Reverend Cleveland had recently taken over for. Life as the son
President kennedy
President kennedy
president kennedy Kennedy’s Assassination November 22, 1963. Another shot heard around the world. The assassination of Kennedy is the one of the most trivial events in the history of the United States. Many different people have various opinions to who actually assassinated President John F. Kennedy. Two authors who have written books on the trivial subject of Kennedy’s assassination are: Jim Garrison who wrote A Heritage of Stone, and Anthony Summers who authored Conspiracy. They both share the
Presidential Biography of JFK
Presidential Biography of JFK
Presidential Biography of JFK Blaize Hite Mr. Nelson Modern American Studies, Period 1 5 Novermber 1996 Theodore C. Sorensen. Kennedy. New York: Harper & Row, 1965. 783 pp. John Fitzgerald Kennedy was born on May 29, 1917 in the Boston suburb of Brookline. Kennedy was the son of Joseph P. Kennedy a formerambassador to Great Britain. Kennedy was much like his father, possesing a delightful sense of humor, a strong family loyalty, a concern for the state of the nation, endless vitality and a const
Princess Diana
Princess Diana
Princess Diana One of the most loved and remembered women leaders of this century was Diana, Princess of Wales. After she came into the public\'s life by marrying into the British Royal family, and leaving it ten years later, she decided her life to helping the unfortunate victims of land mines, AIDS, cancer, cerebral palsy and many others. These are the things she will be mostly remembered for. By looking at the story of Diana\'s life, you can see it is a somewhat tragic ending. Diana was born
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria Queen Victoria was born in 1819 and she died in 1901. She was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1901) and empress of India (1876-1901). Queen Victoria was born Alexandrina Victoria on May 24, 1819, in Kensington Palace, London. Victoria’s mother was Victoria Mary Louisa, daughter of the duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Her father was Edward Augustus, duke of Kent and Strathern, the fourth son of George III and youngest brother of George IV and William IV,
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Properly Acknowledged
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Properly Acknowledged
Ralph Waldo Emerson - Properly Acknowledged Ralph Waldo Emerson Properly Acknowledged by Somebody Ralph Waldo Emerson certainly took his place in the history of American Literature . He lived in a time when romanticism was becoming a way of thinking and beginning to bloom in America, the time period known as The Romantic Age. Romantic thinking stressed on human imagination and emotion rather than on basic facts and reason. Ralph Waldo Emerson not only provided plenty of that, but he also nourish
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury Ray Bradbury was a dreamer. Bradbury had a skill at putting his dreams onto paper, and into books. He dreams dreams of magic and transformation, good and evil, small-town America and the canals of Mars. His dreams are not only popular, but durable. His work consists of short stories, which are not hard to publish, and keep in the public eye. His stories have stayed in print for nearly three decades. Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920, in a small town
Ray Bradbury: Biography
Ray Bradbury: Biography
Ray Bradbury: Biography No name typifies science fiction to the American public more than the name Ray Bradbury. For over forty years, he has been writing novels, short stories, poems, plays, and movie scripts that have long since kept him in the forefront of American literature. His stories become standard reading for many high school and college students. His literary style can best be described as enchantment; the way he captivates his readers with charm, bewitchment, and stunning verbal evoc
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes
Rene Descartes Rene Descartes Rene Descartes was born March 31, 1596 in La Haye, Touraine. Descartes was the son of a minor nobleman and belonged to a family that had produced a number of learned men. At the age of eight, he was enrolled in the Jesuit school of La Fleche in Anjou, where he remained for eight years. Besides the usual classical studies, he received instruction in math and in Scholastic philosophy. Roman Catholicism exerted a strong influence on Descartes throughout his life. Upon
Report on the History of Rock and Roll
Report on the History of Rock and Roll
Report on the History of Rock and Roll Book Report: The Art of Rock and Roll The book “The Art of Rock and Roll” by Charles T. Brown basically proposes methods for analyzing music and anyone who reads the books should be able to develop techniques for listening to music and making legitimate statements about it. It treats rock and roll as a serious art form and traces it cultural roots throughout the book. Chapter one discusses the elements of rock and makes four assumptions. Assumption one stat
Richard W Sears and Sears, Roebuck, & Company
Richard W Sears and Sears, Roebuck, & Company
Richard W Sears and Sears, Roebuck, & Company Richard Warren Sears and Sears, Roebuck, & Company Richard Warren Sears was born on December 7, 1863, in Stewartville, Minnesota. He was the son of James Warren and Eliza A. Sears, both of English ancestory. His father led anything but a happy life. He had failed in his quest for gold during the California Gold Rush of 1849 and was a bitter soldier in the Civil War, which he blamed on politicians. He had earned a sizable sum of money working as a bla
Rigoberta menchu
Rigoberta menchu
rigoberta menchu An Indian Woman In Guatemala: Without A Trace Of Bitterness In Her Voice Stacye Rothbard Transcultural perspectives November 11, 1996 Guatemala is the land of Eternal Springs and the home of the richly cultured and historic Mayan people. It it also the country of Rigoberta Menchu, an illeterite farm worker, turned voice of oppressed people everywhere. Guatemala also has the sad distinction of being home to Latin America\'s oldest civil war. For more than three decades, left-wing
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl
Roald Dahl Roald som ung Roalds föräldrar var bägge norrmän. Hans mamma hette Sofie Hesselberg, d v s innan hon gifte sig, och hans far, Harald Dahl. Harald var nästan 15 år äldre än Sofie, och hade varit gift en gång tidigare. Under det giftermålet hade han fått två barn, Ellen och Louis, men hans första fru, Marie, dog efter födseln av det andra. Harald var delägare i en framgångsrik skeppmäklararfirma, och mycket förmögen. Han hade en villa i Llandaff i Wales, Villa Marie, som han och Sofie f
Robert Burns
Robert Burns
Robert Burns Robert Burns is a man of the most impassioned temper; with passions not strong only, but noble, and of the sort in which great virtues and great poems take their rise. It is his love towards his country, people, and nature that inspires him. That opens his eyes to its beauty, leading his heart and voice to praise them with his passion. Robert Burns was born January 25, 1759, in a straw-thatched cottage, to William and Agnes Burns. His mother had a great store of folklore songs and b
Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann
Robert Schumann Robert Alexander Schumann was born in the small riverside town of Zwickau, Saxony, in 1810.The youngest of five children, Robert Schumann was brought up in comfortable, middle-class respectability. As a child, he apparently exhibited no remarkable abilities. At the age of six, Robert was sent to the local preparatory school, run by Archdeacon Dohner. He had in fact already begun his education, with the young tutor who gave lessons in exchange for board and lodging at the Schumann
Rodman Edward Serling
Rodman Edward Serling
Rodman Edward Serling Rodman Edward Serling, in my opinion one of the most brilliant men of our time, was born in Syracuse, New York, on December 25, 1924, to a wholesale meat dealer, and grew up in Binghamton. By his own account, he had no early literary ambitions, though from an early age, he and his older brother, Robert, immersed themselves in movies and in shows like Astounding Stories and Weird Tales. Rod was best known from the intro where he was seen wearing a suit and most often danglin
Roger Maris
Roger Maris
Roger Maris Roger Maris is probably one of baseball’s most misunderstood baseball heroes. Still now after almost 40 years Maris has still not achieved his rightful place in baseball history, the Baseball Hall of Fame. Roger Maris has had a picture-perfect life starting in Hibbing, Minnesota to where he grew up in Fargo, North Dakota. His young life was marked with athleticism. He excelled at many sports not just baseball. Roger was affluent in football and track among others. His baseball career
Rogue Warrior
Rogue Warrior
Rogue Warrior A brilliant virtuoso of violence, Richard Marcinko rose through the Navy ranks to create and command one of America\'s most elite and classified counterterrorist units, Seal Team Six. Then Marcinko was given orders to create Red Cell, a team of the best counterterrorists, whose job was to check the security of the military\'s top installations. Richard Marcinko was the ultimate rogue warrior. First, born Thanksgiving Day, 1940, Marcinko was from a poor, broken home. He was always v
Roosevelt
Roosevelt
Roosevelt Franklin Delano Roosevelt, (1882-1945), 32nd of the United States. Roosevelt became president in March 1933 at the depth of the Great Depression, was reelected for an unprecedented three more terms, and died in office in April 1945, less than a month before the surrender of Germany in World War II. Despite an attack of poliomyelitis, which paralyzed his legs in 1921, he was a charismatic optimist whose confidence helped sustain the American people during the strains of economic crisis
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali
Salvador Dali Salvador Dali was born on May 11, 1904. He was a leader in the new movement of art in the early 20th century called Surrealism. In 1921 Dali studied at the San Fernando Acadamy of Fine Arts in Madrid. Here he was able to associate and learn from such Spanish modernists as Fedrico Garcia Lorca, and Luis Bundel. He also was influenced by Italian futurists and the metaphysical paintings of Giorgio de Chirico. In his early works, however, Dali gave credit to his own Catalan sense of fa
Sam Bass
Sam Bass
Sam Bass Spencer Nottingham 11/25/99 Language Arts Per 8 Sam Bass Two Column notes Location Guardians Biographical Information • Sam Bass was born in the town of Mitchell Indiana on July 21, 1851. • Later Bass Moved to the state of Texas where he took up the business of train robbing • Sam\'s parents died when he was a youth, his mom Jane, in 1861, Dad Daniel, in 1864. • Sam and his Twelve siblings moved in with relatives. Poor Sam was sent to his uncle David L Seeks whom deprived Sam of a prope
Seeing The Blood Vessels In THe Back Of your Own E
Seeing The Blood Vessels In THe Back Of your Own E
Seeing The Blood Vessels In THe Back Of your Own Eye Page 1 Have you ever seen a doctor look into a patient\'s eye with an instrument called an ophthalmoscope? The instrument lights up the inside of the eye and magnifies the vessels of the retina in the rear of the eye. This gives the doctor an idea about how healthy you are as he looks at all the vessels in the back of your eye. HYPOTHESIS I wanted to know if a person could see the blood vessels in the back of their own eye without using the
Shirley chisholm
Shirley chisholm
shirley chisholm A political leader for many years, and a co-founder of the National women’s Political Caucus, Shirley Chisholm is the one of the most famous African - American woman in politics. She was the first black woman to be elected to congress, and also was the first black women to run for president (1972). She was even asked by bill Clinton to serve as American – ambassador to Jamaica. But this isn’t her whole life, so in these further paragraphs I plan to tell you about her great and w
Shopaholic
Shopaholic
Shopaholic Are you a shopaholic? 1. Shopaholics found their compulsion to spend by creating false identities to obtain more creditcards. They often hide bank statements from their spouses and try in any way possible to conceal their abuse. In some extreme cases shopaholics has even turned prostituted in order to finance their spending. 2. The group Walletwatch was made by Lawrence Michaels who is a Shopaholic. He spends thou-sands of pounds on albums he don´t like and clothes which don´t fit him
Simon Bolivar
Simon Bolivar
Simon Bolivar Throughout history there have been several leaders who used their cunning and sly intelligence to trick the general population into following them and their beliefs. Eventually, these leaders had so much support, they could no longer be called leaders, but absolute and dictatorial rulers. However, during the period of Enlightenment and of the French Revolution, non-maleficent ideas, created by Locke, Montesquieu, Voltaire, and other Enlightenment Philosophes, were spread throughout