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Notes on the State of Virginia Notes on the State of Virginia Any study of the United States should include Thomas Jefferson’s Notes on the State of Virginia. Not only does he meticulously gather information, categorize and document the natural resources, but also discusses Virginia’s constitution and laws, which he uses as a microcosm for the United States’ government. Jefferson’s celebration of the national bureaucracy is not without the various problems that existed in the United States durin
One Nation One People One Culture One Nation, One People, One Culture As the eighteenth century drew to a close, the new American Republic teetered between the danger of collapse and the promise of greatness. By expanding westward to occupy most of North America, the United States might develop into imperial wealth and power; if the nation could survive its first vulnerable decades. The great paradox of the new nation was that its short-term prospects appeared dire and its long-term prospects ap
Organized crime Organized Crime History of Organized Crime For my report I choose the topic organized crime. I thing organized crime is a big part of this worlds life and economy. The world can not live with it and cannot live with out it. For my report I am going to write about the history of the mafia, and name some of the major crime families. Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something
Organized crime Organized Crime History of Organized Crime For my report I choose the topic organized crime. I thing organized crime is a big part of this worlds life and economy. The world can not live with it and cannot live with out it. For my report I am going to write about the history of the mafia, and name some of the major crime families. Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something
out the easy way Before I started high school, elementary school teachers told me that no one cared about you at the high school. It was a different world and you had to do everything on your own. As I started my first semester, I was working with A’s and B’s, and great conduct. I learned a lot though. It was true; most teachers really didn’t care about their students and followed a lesson plan that had been in repetitive use since the 70’s. But that wasn’t a problem. I like looking at things fr
Pacific Asias Economic Development Pacific Asia’s Economic Development, Crisis, and Recovery All the Pacific Asian countries have a long history of economic involvement with the United States. Lately the region has been going through a few economic problems. The United States is clearly the only country that will assist the region in overcoming this crisis. Pacific Asia has proved itself to be a break through region in achieving great financial and industrial success in such a short period of ti
paper History has recorded that England and China used ceramic ware to drink their tea and those records go into great detail, showing contrasts and similarities between each culture\'s ceramics. The vast ideological differences between England and China show how social, political and ritualistic issues were reflected in the developments and changes made to the ware visually, as well as its functionality. Were the issues in each culture a result of external or internal influences, exchange, insp
paper History has recorded that England and China used ceramic ware to drink their tea and those records go into great detail, showing contrasts and similarities between each culture\'s ceramics. The vast ideological differences between England and China show how social, political and ritualistic issues were reflected in the developments and changes made to the ware visually, as well as its functionality. Were the issues in each culture a result of external or internal influences, exchange, insp
photography THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ATOMIC BOMB THE CHAIN REACTION BOMB Atomic bomb imagined The New York Press reports: "New hope for releasing the enormous stores of energy within the atom has arisen from German scientists". World famous Niels Bohr of Copenhagen and Enrico Fermi of Rome, both Nobel prize winners, acclaim this experiment as one of the most important in recent years. Fermi now realized that his new element 93 had been a product of split
photography THE HISTORICAL CONTEXT WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ATOMIC BOMB THE CHAIN REACTION BOMB Atomic bomb imagined The New York Press reports: "New hope for releasing the enormous stores of energy within the atom has arisen from German scientists". World famous Niels Bohr of Copenhagen and Enrico Fermi of Rome, both Nobel prize winners, acclaim this experiment as one of the most important in recent years. Fermi now realized that his new element 93 had been a product of split
Pilgrims “The mythic origin of ‘the country we now know as the United States’ is at Plymouth Rock, and the year is 1620.” James W. Loewen stresses this origin as mythic due to the fact that for thousands of years humans had inhabited the land now known as America. Loewen goes on to describe the horrors the native peoples of America went through due to the diseases and other such terrible things the white “settlers” brought to the “New World.” However, it is barely mentioned in Loewen’s book, The
Pop Art Throughout the period that covered the last half of the nineteenth century, Western Europe enjoyed the gatherings of a great wealth that was accumulated by the industrial-colonial economy. The revolutionary changes in the stratification of the society and the functioning of the production system brought new perspectives to view the individual and the world that surrounded him. The bourgeoisie reached the summit of its rise since the French Revolution, and industrial European cities becam
population1 Population, term referring to the total human inhabitants of a specified area, such as a city, country, or continent, at a given time. Population study as a discipline is known as demography. It is concerned with the size, composition, and distribution of populations; their patterns of change over time through births, deaths, and migration; and the determinants and consequences of such changes. Population studies yield knowledge important for planning, particularly by governments, in
Praise of Folly 1 Praise of Folly The Praise of Folly takes on a very diverse form of life during sixteenth century Europe. In 1509 the author, Desiderius Erasmus, turned his literary talents to the ridicule and denunciation of monastic vice, immorality, and wickedness. He was considered the "Prince of Humanists" [1] because he was one of the most important men in Europe during the period of the Reformation, The historical and cultural references in his book proves that the Praise of Folly could
prerevolution of russia Steps Towards the Russian Revolution “I shall maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by my unforgettable dead father” (Nicholas II). In spite of the Czar’s decrees and declarations, Russia, by the beginning of the 20th century, was overripe for revolution, is supported by political and monarchial Russia. Nicholas II was the Czar of Russia from 1896-1917, and his rule was the brute of political disarray. An autocrat, Nichol
propaganda in Northern Ireland Throughout the history of civilized societies and governments in the world propaganda has played a large part in their affairs. "Propaganda is the deliberative and systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognition’s, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist" (O’Donnell and Jowett, 53). Propaganda’s purpose is "weighted in favor of the propagandist and not necessarily in the best interest of the recei
propaganda in Northern Ireland1 Throughout the history of civilized societies and governments in the world propaganda has played a large part in their affairs. "Propaganda is the deliberative and systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist" (ODonnell and Jowett, 53). Propagandas purpose is "weighted in favor of the propagandist and not necessarily in the best interest of the rece
Proposed Marketing Plan for Amazoncom EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Amazon.com has experienced exceptional growth since the company’s inception in early 1994. The company has grown to a massive online superstore with recent sales of $1.64 billion in 1999, an increase of 270% from the previous year’s sales. The stellar grow of the company’s sales can be attributed to a very strong product situation. Amazon.com’s initial target market, online book consumers, proved to be very lucrative. In addition, the expan
Protestant Reformation Justin Chaffin History 119 9:15-10:15 Essay #3 A Propaganda Campaign of Godly Proportion A key to any revolution, in any time period, is spreading the keypoints within the ideology of the revolution in an efficient and effective manner. The Protestant Reformation, which is accredited chiefly to the efforts of the German monk Martin Luther, involved a very large group of people splitting from the Catholic church, an institution present for 1500 years before the reformation.
Racial profiling “We must ensure that stereotypes and prejudice, whether consciously or unconsciously, do not creep into the work we do” - Attorney General Janet Reno What is race? In the colonial era, Western ideologies helped to build a dominant European society. The rise of the West had a dramatic effect on the rest of the world. A new Capitalist economy was adopted. It operated on the basis of oppression. Prior to this time, races did not exist. Yet, as the white man came into power, his sup
racism and evolutionary theory How Racism Has Been Shaped by Evolutionary Ideas. Racism has been perpetuated falsely by evolutionary ideas throughout history. Since the beginning of intelligent life mankind has discriminated against others of it\'s own species. The "in group" mentality may be a genetic psychological trait. However, evolutionary theory has been used to justify unfair treatment of certain groups. Literature and other forms of influence have used evolutionary ideas to perpetuate ra
Racism The Precedent to slavery in North America Racism: The Precedent to Slavery in North America In tracing the origins of slavery or racism in either sense, one must keep in mind that neither is an event or circumstance that occurred in North America in the 17th through 19th centuries. We must examine slavery as an institution and racism as a mentality defined by the oppressor, independent to the oppressed. Europeans who came to North America in the 17th century were predisposed to the instit
Racism9 It is very easy to imagine a world that does not involve race. Humans would work together to make advances in medicine, technology, and education. Asides from imagining, hoping, and dreaming the question comes to mind; is it possible? From the day that you learn that Columbus “discovered” a New World a cloud settles in over the rays of hope and imagination. In the educational system you are molded to believe that white is right and everyone and everything not white is wrong. Fortunately
Rainbow Science "Rainbows…the Mythology and the Magic" A rainbow can be classified as an extraordinary and attractive natural phenomenon that has fascinated humans throughout the ages. There have been numerous observations of rainbows and many different definitions passed out through the cultures. Descriptions such as " A rainbow is seven colors in the sky. It is a phenomenon which makes its appearance when it is raining at the same time when the sun is shining." (Irwin, 32) have been transmitte
rainforest The Tropical Rainforests of the World In this term paper, I will explain the great importance of the tropical Rainforests around the world and discuss the effects of the tragedy of rainforest destruction and the effect that it is having on the earth. I will talk about the efforts being made to help curb the rate of rainforest destruction and the peoples of the rainforest, and I will explore a new topic in the fight to save the rainforest, habitat fragmentation. Another topic being dis
rainforest1 The Tropical Rainforests of the World In this term paper, I will explain the great importance of the tropical Rainforests around the world and discuss the effects of the tragedy of rainforest destruction and the effect that it is having on the earth. I will talk about the efforts being made to help curb the rate of rainforest destruction and the peoples of the rainforest, and I will explore a new topic in the fight to save the rainforest, habitat fragmentation. Another topic being di
rainforest2 The Tropical Rainforests of the World In this term paper, I will explain the great importance of the tropical Rainforests around the world and discuss the effects of the tragedy of rainforest destruction and the effect that it is having on the earth. I will talk about the efforts being made to help curb the rate of rainforest destruction and the peoples of the rainforest, and I will explore a new topic in the fight to save the rainforest, habitat fragmentation. Another topic being di
recidivism of sex offenders Sex offenders have been a serious problem for our legal system at all levels, not to mention those who have been their victims. There are 43,000 inmates in prison for sexual offenses while each year in this country over 510,000 children are sexually assaulted(Oakes 99). The latter statistic, in its context, does not convey the severity of the situation. Each year 510,000 children have their childhood’s destroyed, possibly on more than one occasion, and are faced with
Renaissance The Renaissance During the era known as the “Renaissance” Europe emerged from its economic troubles of the Middle Ages and experienced a time of financial growth. Also the Renaissance was an age in which artistic, social, scientific and political thought turned in new directions however. The most important changes during the Renaissance were the changes that took place in the way how people viewed themselves and their world. The Renaissance was a rebirth that occurred throughout most
Renaissance1 The Renaissance During the era known as the “Renaissance” Europe emerged from its economic troubles of the Middle Ages and experienced a time of financial growth. Also the Renaissance was an age in which artistic, social, scientific and political thought turned in new directions however. The most important changes during the Renaissance were the changes that took place in the way how people viewed themselves and their world. The Renaissance was a rebirth that occurred throughout mos
Research on Hong Kong Hong Kong, British dependency in eastern Asia, on the South China Sea, bordered by China on the north. It is made up of many islands, a portion of the mainland, and a considerable expanse of water surface. It has a land area of 1076 sq km (415 sq mi). Despite its small size, Hong Kong plays an important role in the world economy. Geography The dependency can be divided into three main regions-Hong Kong Island and nearby islets; the mainland Kowloon Peninsula and Stonecutter
Riis The appalling conditions of New York City’s immigrants were disclosed by Jacob Riis in How the Other Half Lives. Being an immigrant from Denmark himself, Riis, felt it was his duty to present others the disturbing life that many immigrants endured, including children. Riis, a photographer, was able to portray the slums as no other person had been able to do before. He brought to light the crime, disease, and hopelessness of the tenements. His book and photographs led to legislation througho
roaring twenties “The Year Was 1925” By The decade of the 1920’s has been given a lot of nicknames. Some of these names have been the “Jazz Age” and the “Era of Isolationism.” Perhaps the most accurate name for this decade was the “Roaring Twenties.” And that is exactly what the decade of the 1920’s was all about. It was a time characterized on one side by a search for safety, religious certainty, business capitalism, and patriotic commitment. On the other side was the increasing appeal of the “
Same Race Different Faces Same Races, Different Faces In "Black vs. White" is not a story only seen in the United States of America. It is a problem which has, and still continues to plague many sections of the world. This problem, in many instances, goes beyond a stereotypical belief that the battle is fought due to cultural differences. What does this mean? Factors which unite such as religion, culture, and political beliefs, play no actual part in unity in this scenario. Cultural differences
scramble for africa Scramble for Africa: Author and copyright Matthew Saul How significant were economic factors as causes of the Scramble for Africa? The Scramble for Africa was the most striking manifestation of the \'new imperialism\' which developed towards the end of the 1800\'s. Notable due to an impression that the days of the Empire were decaying and for the speed and vastness of its occurrence. There have been many interpretations for its cause; some such as J.A Hobson believe it to be
Sea Power INTRODUCTION Among the most significant aspects of twentieth century military affairs has been how naval and land-based air power have transformed maritime operations. Today, much of the maritime arena is controlled, monitored, or exploited by aerospace systems. The capital ships of the modern era are the aircraft carrier and the missile-armed submarine, both weapons of three-dimensional warfare. The world’s sea lanes are monitored by aircraft and helicopters flown from the decks of ai
Seventeenth Century Monarchies James II entered the political arena in 1634 as the duke of York and Albany. After the execution of his father in 1649, James made his way to the Continent. After the death of Charles II, James\' brother, he became king in 1685. There was great concern amongst Parliament that "popery" might find its way back to England because James II converted to Roman Catholicism. Additionally, he was most antagonistic with regard to the Anglican Church and the Parliament. Cromw
Sex Offender Treatment Programs Sex Offender Rehabilitation: An Analytical Essay Few topics cause as much emotional opinion as sexual abuse and the treatment of the abusers. The development of programs promoting therapeutic changes in sex offenders can be negatively affected by society’s emotional responses to these crimes. However, the power of these emotions should not be used to condemn sex offenders as monsters, but to fuel the will to search for appropriate treatments. It is important to un
Shanty Towns Why do shanty town develop in third world countries and can be done to cope with rapid shanty town growth and the poverty there in Shanty towns have always been associated with today’s third world countries and have never been a major part of European history. Although poverty in towns and cities did exist and slums did develop there was never the kind of sprawling shanty towns now evident in most ELDC’s. This is because urbanisation has, and is taking place at a much greater pace i
Should Americans Celebrate Columbus Day Should Americans Celebrate Columbus Day? On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus, a Portuguese explorer, landed on an island near Cuba, which he named San Salvador. It was the first time that Europeans reached America, marking the beginning of contact between Europe and the American continent. Before Coluimbus, Europeans had not known that American continent. After Columbus¡¦ discovery, Europeans started to settle in America. Some Americans think that Co
skin cancer This paper is on skin cancer. Within this paper skin cancer will be defined as well as the types of skin cancer and also ways to prevent it and cure it. Skin cancer is a disease in which cancer (malignant) cells are found in the outer layers of your skin, your skin protects your body against heat, light, infection, and injury and it also stores water, fat, and vitamin D. The skin has two main layers and several kinds of cells. The top layer of skin is called the epidermis. It contain
social issue The United States and Japan are very firm allies. On the security side, the United States and Japan are linked by a mutual security treaty. Despite all the attention in the press and negative attitudes toward Japan in Washington, particularly among government agencies that have to face the frustrations of Japans competitiveness, many American businessmen are doing very good business in Japan. The figures demonstrate this. Japan is Americas most important overseas trading partner, it
songs of america Songs of America "Singing...bye bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levy...but the levy was dry.... These lyrics, this song, sung today by Madonna, and years ago, a song that my Dad probably sung..as written by Don Mclean in the 70\'s, symbolized for many an aspect of America of the 60\'s and 70\'s. Who was the American, and what did it mean to be American? What did America mean or represent? When I listen to that song, I see different things than what my dad probably
spain Introduction "When you cross the mountains that divide France from Spain you step into another world. Europe ends at the Pyrenees, and the land beyondthe mountains has a character and personality that are strikingly different. The sun beats down mercilessly on a country that is beautiful." -Napoleon History The Civil War in the late 1930\'s brought General Franco to power as dictator. He ruled the country until he died in 1975. Spain became a democracy after the death. Until the mid 1900\'
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steps towards the russian revolution "I shall maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by my unforgettable dead father.” (Nicholas II) In spite of the Czar\'s decrees and declarations, Russia, by the beginning of the 20th century, was overripe for revolution. This statement is supported by political and socioeconomic conditions in late monarchial Russia. Nicholas II was the Czar of Russia from 1896-1917, and his rule was the brute of political disa
The Bean Tree Abstract This book report deal with the Native American culture and how a girl named Taylor got away from what was expected of her as a part of her rural town in Pittman, Kentucky. She struggles along the way with her old beat up car and gets as far west as she can. Along the way she take care of an abandoned child which she found in the backseat of her car and decides to take care of her. She end up in a town outside Tucson and soon makes friends which she will consider family in
The Color Complex Miscongention during slavery is the root of the color complex. Historically if one were to trace the origin of the color complex one would have to begin at slavery. Europeans felt that Africans would be the ideal slaves because they did not know the American land and if they were to try to escape they could not remain hidden because their skin would help sought them out. With this in mind the Europeans voyaged to Africa in search of these “ideal” indentured servants to service
The Country of Ireland The Country of Ireland Population Ireland has been inhabited since Stone Age times. For more than five thousand years peoples moving westwards across the European continent have settled in the country and each new group of immigrants, Celts, Vikings, Normans, English, has contributed to its present population. In 1841, shortly before the Great Famine, the area comprising the present Irish State had a population of over 6.5 million. The next census (1851) showed a massive d
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