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Technology\'s Impact on the Rain Forest With all the technological advancements, the rain forest has been greatly effected. Not only have the trees been cut down but also there have positive aspects to the technology concerning this precious resource. Peter White, a chief writer for National Geographic magazine once said, " The tropical rain forest may well be nature\'s chief liberty of experience from which all of humanity can learn, not only how to do things but also what a vast variety of thi
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You Shouldn\'t Have to Say Good-bye The Book is set in New York. It is a book about a young girl losing her mother to cancer. The theme is to never let a death in your life ruin the rest. I thought the book was really good. I showed a clear picture of how things can be when someone close to you is very sick, and there\'s nothing you can do about it. Sarah who is the only child is very close to her mother. One day when she comes home from school she finds out her mom is in the hospital. Hs did no
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Some people say that the most devastating war in the history of the world has been World War II. First of all, what is a war? Webster\'s Dictionary says that the definition of war is an armed contest between states or nations any contest or strife, such as a war of words. As one can see, World War II was a contest between states or nations. It began with a simple little conflict in Europe in 1939. This conflict involved Germany and an Anglo-French coalition but eventually widened to include mos
Foreign trade of the Soviet Union, Soviet UnionUnited States relations, Lend-Lease, Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, War Production Board, Diplomatic history of World War II, Home front during World War II
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In today\'s society, the teenage population has experienced an increase in violence. Teens face many situations that cause these problems. Several factors are mass media, peer pressure, and society\'s view on the "perfect" person. Television, radio, and news papers are all ways of transferring messages to people. One might see a violent movie and decide to re-enact the scenes thus causing harm to one\'s self or to others. Hidden meanings of racism and hate are put into music. Teens hear the wor
Youth, Crime, Emotions, Dispute resolution, Ethics, Violence, Jealousy, Adolescence, Peer pressure
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The Tennessee Valley Authority was an independent United States government agency set up on May 18, 1933 to oversee the development of flood control, power production, preventing malaria, navigation, planting new trees where they had all been cut down, and erosion control. These things were studied very thoroughly. TVA improved the economic conditions by a lot in big areas of land in Mississippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, North Carolina, Alabama, and Virginia. The TVA built lots of multipur
73rd United States Congress, Appalachian culture, Tennessee River, Tennessee Valley Authority, United States Department of Energy, TVA, Nolichucky Dam, Ocoee Dam No. 2
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In this novel The Hunchback of Notre-Dame (1831), Victor Hugo talks about the life of his characters in the city of Paris. This story takes place in the late-fourteenth century. With inequality all around it was hard for a person to gain respect without good looks or social status. In this paper I will mainly discuss the story of Quasimodoe Esmeralda, and their struggle in this story Quasimodoe\'s mother was a gypsy. She could not take care of him any longer so she left him in front of a church
Kingdom Hearts characters, Quasimodo, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame, The Hunchback, Esmralda, Hunchback, Feast of Fools, Esmeralda, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Claude Frollo
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The haphazard and disorganized British rule of the American colonies in the decade prior to the outbreak led to the Revolutionary War. The mismanagement of the colonies, the taxation policies that violated the colonist right\'s, the distractions of foreign wars and politics in England and mercantilist policies that benefited the English to a much greater degree then the colonists all show the British incompetence in their rule over the colonies. These policies and distractions were some of the
British East India Company, Intolerable Acts, Declaratory Act, Tea Act, Townshend Acts, Stamp Act, Boston Tea Party, Thirteen Colonies, American Revolution, Quartering Acts, No taxation without representation, Nonconsumption agreements
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Meet John Doe: Fighting for Social Integrity Each age range has it own way of looking at itself. In the United States, as an example, the late 1930s and the 1940s was the age of the common man. Millions of Americans gloried in being average and unsophisticated. They saw themselves simply as faces in a multitude of poor people struggling to get along during hard times. In Meet John Doe, Frank Copra illustrates the common man with someone named “John Doe.” It is one of the classic films that Copr
Films, Meet John Doe, John Doe, Gary Cooper, Robert Riskin, Barbara Stanwyck, Doe
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Albert Carr stated that legality and profits are the only standard that people in business should follow. In Carr’s article “Is business bluffing ethical?” he compared and found the rules of business to be similar with the rules of poker. In a game of poker, bluffing is a central part of the game and this is known and accepted by all the players. So bluffing in poker is not considered morally wrong. If in business everyone understands that bluffing is okay, should we still consider bluffing imm
Deception, Social philosophy, Bluff, Poker strategy, Ethics, Lie, Immanuel Kant, Utilitarianism
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