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Religion1 There are hundreds of religions in this world. Of them two are the most prominent. Islam and Christianity. It is averaged that there are 750 million people practicing Islam, and another 1 billion practicing Christianity. The start of Islam is actually derived form Christianity, history books indicates that one night in the year 610, the first of many revelations came to Muhammad from God by way of the angel Gabriel (In Christianity this is the same Angel which brings the news of Jesus\
Research Methods Portfolio PROFESSIONAL PORTFOLIO CONTENTS WHAT IS REEARCH? .............................................1 RESEARCH APPROACHES * Surveys .........................................................3 * Case Studies ..................................................5 * Experiment ....................................................6 * Action research .............................................7 * Ethnography ..................................................9 RESEARCH TECHNIQUES * Q
rock and rap censorship While the censorship of art is not a new phenomenon, recent years have witnessed renewed and intensified attempts to control popular culture. In particular, rap and rock music have come under increasing attack from various sides representing the entire left and right political spectrum, purportedly for their explicit sexual and violent lyrical contents. In this paper is investigated which moral codes underlie these claims against popular music, how social movements mobili
rodney king la riots Our helicopter whirled in a tight circle over Florence and Normandie in South Central Los Angeles. Pilot Mike Smith kept the ship at an almost constant bank. I was in the left seat next to the pilot and had a clear view of the rampaging clutter on the street below. Cameraman Martin Clancey, strapped in a shoulder harness, was hanging out of the helicopter. He had opened the left side door, placed his mini-cam on his shoulder and was recording the helter-skelter action. This
Role of the emperor in meiji japan Role of The Emperor in Meiji Japan Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunates, restorations of imperial rule, and up to present day. The leaders of the Meiji Restoration used these traditions to gain control over Japan
Rosa Park One Person\'s Belief: The Story of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement My feets is weary, but my soul is rested. This quote summarizes how Rosa Parks felt after her victory for the advancement of African Americans in society. Rosa Parks\' simple act of protest galvanized America\'s civil rights revolution. Mrs. Parks is best known for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. The civil rights movement originates back to the Reconstruction Er
Russian Revolution of 1917 Page 1 Russian Revolution of 1917 Picture living in 12 below zero temperatures without food and heat. These were the conditions for the Russian citizens during 1916 and 1917. People were starving without any food or heat and their children were off fighting in a war with over 1,700,000 dying men. What were all of them fighting for? The country? Why would a fellow human being want to risk his life for the country when the country cannot even provide it’s citizens with e
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salem salem witch trials By: megan crawford Megan Crawford Pd. 9 Honors English May 16, 2000 The Salem Witch Trials From June through September of 1692, nineteen men and women, all having been convicted of witchcraft, were taken to Gallows Hill for hanging. Another man of over eighty years was pressed to death under heavy stones for refusing to submit to a trial on witchcraft charges. Hundreds of others faced accusations of witchcraft. Dozens wasted away in jail for months without trials. Then,
school choice School Choice: Public Education vs. Home School When Americans think of education, they almost automatically think of public education. Through the years, it is slowly changing. Many parents today are deciding to home-school their children. Although most people think that a public education is better, most statistics and facts tend to show that home schooling is beneficial in more ways. It is estimated that parents are now teaching over two million children at home, rather than in
sdfsda All Quiet on the Western Front Erich Maria Remarque’s All Quiet on the Western Front, a novel set in World War I, centers around the changes wrought by the war on one young German soldier. During his time in the war, Remarque’s protagonist, Paul Baumer, changes from a rather innocent Romantic to a hardened and somewhat caustic veteran. More importantly, during the course of this metamorphosis, Baumer disaffiliates himself from those societal icons—parents, elders, school, religion—that ha
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Slaughterhouse Five Matt Liszak 9/11/2000 Period 7 Junior English Billy Budd, Herman Melville Billy Budd is a classical tragedy novel. In this novel, one theme might be the corruption of innocence by society, but another might be the consummate peacemaker who brings about unity of man through martyrdom. The narrator never actually says his name, but tells how Billy was accused of mutiny and kills Captain Claggart. In turn Billy is hung and killed for alleged mutiny. Billy is first take from his
Sleep Deprivation Kennedy 1 Sleep deprivation is a severe, overlooked problem for our society and has many negative consequences not accredited to this disorder. A lot of the talk circulating these days is focused on self well-being. We are told from elementary school on to eat from all five food groups, exercise three to five times a week, wash our hands before we do anything, and to disinfect all surfaces in the kitchen to prevent the spread of ecoli and salmonella bacteria. Lectured to all yo
Student During the period known as the High Renaissance, the ideal in painting was based on the ability of the artist to use the newly developed techniques of perspective to add realism to their depiction\'s. One of the artists who helped define the Renaissance was Peter Paul Rubens. The tradition of European art passed down from the High Renaissance in Italy through old masters such as Veronese and Rubens has as it\'s mainstay the so-called grand manner. Among the masters of the Renaissance and
Student During the period known as the High Renaissance, the ideal in painting was based on the ability of the artist to use the newly developed techniques of perspective to add realism to their depiction\'s. One of the artists who helped define the Renaissance was Peter Paul Rubens. The tradition of European art passed down from the High Renaissance in Italy through old masters such as Veronese and Rubens has as it\'s mainstay the so-called grand manner. Among the masters of the Renaissance and
studies on ritalin Studies Results of 2 separate studies reveal that hyperactivity, and other behavioral conditions respond well to chiropractic care and even exceed results seen from medication. 6. & 7. There exists a positive relationship between cranial motion restrictions and learning disabled children, as well as children with a history of an obstetrically complicated delivery. 8. Children with ADHD and coordination problems were more than twice as likely to have a mother who smoked during
television1 It started by way of messengers and scribes, evolved through the presentation of newspapers and radio, brought us together with television, and now serves us world-wide via the ever-popular Internet. It is the mass media, and even from the earliest days of its existence, it has contributed greatly in ways that both enlighten and enrich society, and ways that deteriorate and perplex it. It is not a surprise to learn, then, that the mass media is the most powerful source of information
Terrorism as an International Phenomenon Terrorism as an International Phenomenon International terrorism, intelligence gathering and covert operations are all phenomenon, which intrigue the minds of many people both young and old. This paper is a historical recount and study on the various elements that comprise an international operation. It is also a vehicle for discussing the effects of intelligence agencies around the world, with particular interest in the CIA, Mossad, and KGB. This paper w
The Chicano View on Mexican Immigration The Chicano View on Mexican Immigration By: Anonymous The Chicano View of Mexican Immigration During the 1970’s, Mexican Americans were involved in a large social movement called the Chicano movement. Corresponding with the great development of the black civil rights movement, Mexican Americans began to take part in a series of different social protests in which they demanded equal rights for themselves. Composed mainly of Mexican American students and y
The Crucible Booknotes BARRON\'S BOOK NOTES ARTHUR MILLER\'S THE CRUCIBLE ^^^^^^^^^^ARTHUR MILLER: THE AUTHOR AND HIS TIMES In Salem, Massachusetts, a dozen teen-age girls and a black slave woman are caught dancing in the woods around a bubbling cauldron. Today, you wouldn\'t even use the word caught. You might think these girls were strange, but you\'d hardly call the cops on them. But it\'s 1692, and Salem isn\'t just an ordinary small town; it\'s a religious community of the strictest kind.
The Effects of Lead Poison on Children Throughout the world today one out of every six children under the age of six are suffering from health disorders due to a poisonous metal known as lead(Kiwanis, 1996). Lead is a natural occurring bluish-grey metal found in the earth\'s crust. It has no taste or smell. Lead can easily be found in all parts of our environment today. Most of it comes from mining, manufacturing, and last but not least the burning of fossil fuels(Xintaras, 1993). In the United
The Effects of Violence in Media on Society Today Is societies violence the media’s fault? This is the question that has been asked since before television was in every American’s house. Of course there are the different types of media today ranging from newspapers, to on-line reports and stories. There have been arguments upon arguments about this issue, and over 3,000 studies conducted. Unfortunately there isn’t one single result, there is only an array of supposed answers to this undying ques
The function of a narrator The role of the narrator influences the type of relationship we have not only with him or her but also with the story (Landy 75). This quote was taken from our Literary Studies book in which we have read several stories concerning different styles of narration. Narration is one of the most important components of a story. The characters, plot, setting, and theme are also significant, however the narrator sets the mood and also the pace of the story. Two good examples
THE FUTURE OF PUBLISHING It\'s 6 PM and a faceless modemer dials into an Internet provider. Using File Transfer Protocol, he logs onto a UNIX server in Indiana. He types in a few arcane commands, and within a half hour he possess the complete score for Beethoven\'s Fifth Symphony, Pi to a million digits, various works of classic fiction, political papers, census results, the CIA World Factbook, the King James Bible, and some books about the Internet. No, this isn\'t some hacker snubbing his no
The Golden Door to America Writen by Randy j 11/24/00 I wrote this paper for Political Life 1110 Should America Close the Golden Door? America has, is, and will always be a nation of immigrants: the great melting pot. In the years that have passed since Emma Lazarus’ poem was inscribed on the Statue of Liberty “the golden door” has seen times when it was open wide and times when it was closed shut to almost all immigrants. Many people tend to look at the present immigration problems as a purely
the Great Gatsbysuper notes Have you ever felt that there were two of you battling for control of the person you call yourself? Have you ever felt that you weren\'t quite sure which one you wanted to be in charge? All of us have at least two selves: one who wants to work hard, get good grades, and be successful; and one who would rather lie in the sun and listen to music and daydream. To understand F. Scott Fitzgerald, the man and the writer, you must begin with the idea of doubleness, or twones
the history of the internet The internet has come a very long way in the past 50 years. New inovations such as integrated software and hardware has changed the way that poeple view and obtain information today. The internet is a global computer network connecting millions and millions of users throughout the world. It is a network connecting many computer networks and is based on a common addressing system and communications protocol.It has become one of the fastest growing forms of communicat
The Internet and the Media The media today can be scandalous and misleading. However, the media provides much needed information. It can be helpful, useful, and even entertaining. When you go online it’s almost as if a world of information is opened to you. The media plays a large part in this. Every time a website is accessed an ad will pop up for some product or service. There is as much advertising on the net as there is on TV. There is advertising for the net everywhere. There are commercial
The Jungle by Upton Sinclair The Jungle by Upton Sinclair There are many characters in The Jungle. These characters vary widely in their professions, social status, and economic status. The main character in the novel is a Lithuanian named Jurgis Rudkus. His wife is Ona Lukoszaite, also a Lithuanian. Their son is named Antanas. Mike Scully is a powerful political leader in Packingtown. Phil Connor is a foreman in Packingtown, politically connected (through Scully), and a man who causes much tr
The Life of George Bent The Life of George Bent The Life of George Bent by George E. Hyde is a very interesting and informative book. This book is basically a chronological story of George bents life as a half white, half Indian and all the experiences he had. The Bent family plaid a large role in the development of the west. There are many historic events, however, what I feel is the most important of these episodes, to Colorado history is the Sand Creek Massacre. I personally, have mixed revie
The lives of 2 in WW2 WORLD WAR II: THEY WERE THERE By History 8 Introduction In 1935 the first neutrality act was passed, which meant that America would not be allowed to sell weapons to warring nations. In 1939 Americans steered clear of the war that broke out in Europe. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was the first and only president elected to three terms. He answered all critics with Abraham Lincoln\'s slogan Don’t change horses in midstream. He was nominated to his third term in 1940. Shortly
The PerformanceEnhancing Drug Controversy Performance-enhancing drugs are a topic in today’s society which is currently under hot debate. Performance-enhancing drugs are substances which are used to stimulate certain areas of the body to make an athlete excel in a certain event. The most common form of performance-enhancing drugs are called steroids. According to Hank Nuwer in his book Steroids, steroids are “...compounds that are necessary for the well-being of many living creatures, including
The Quality of Education in Todays World The problems in today\'s society with the education system are endless. So many students are deprived of the quality of the education they deserve today. Many elementary and high schools are improving but deserve more attention with school supplies, smaller classrooms, and need more highly qualified teachers. Schools today are in a bad need of change. Students deserve to have the education they need to prepare them for the future because they are the futu
The Rise of Al Capone History Written Assignment:The Rise Of Al Capone Al Capone is definitely one of the most ruthless and notorious crime czars of all time. He was a self made man and earned millions upon millions of dollars illegally, whether it is through bootlegging or gambling joints and many more ways. Al\'s father Gabriele was one of the 43,000 Italians who arrived in the U.S in 1894. He brought along his wife Teresina, his 2 year old son Vincenzo and his infant son Raffalelle. He moved
The Stranger2 The stranger The Stranger In The Stranger, Albert Camus portrays Meursault, the book\'s narrator and main character, as aloof, detached, and unemotional. He is the idealistic existentialist. He does not think much about events or their consequences, nor does he express much feeling in relationships or during emotional times. He displays an impassiveness throughout the book in his reactions to the people and events described in the book. After his mother\'s death he sheds no tears;
The War on Drugs Since the early 1960s, there has been an alarming increase in drug use in the United States. In 1962, four million Americans had tried an illegal drug. By 1999, that number had risen to a staggering 87.7 million, according to the 1999 National Household Survey on Drug Abuse. The study also found that the number of illicit drug users who were above the age of 12 and had used drugs in the past month reached a high of 25.4 million in 1979, decreased through the late 1980s to a low
Thomas Jefferson Jaziel Mendoza History 101 MWF 11 Thomas Jefferson The third president of the United States, a diplomat, statesman, architect, scientist, and philosopher, Thomas Jefferson is one of the most eminent figures in American history. No leader in the period of the American Enlightenment was as articulate, wise, or conscious of the implications and consequences of a free society as Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, a tobacco plantation in Virgi
Three Chinese Schools of Thought The Three Schools Joseph Kemling Chinese Civ Essay 2 The three schools of thought-Confucian, Taoist, and Legalist, all have different views and reasons as to whether or not the United States should be involved in the conflict in Kosovo. Each school perceived Tao in different ways and had different view’s on human nature. To consider how each school would take its side on this issue, we must first have some background information on the schools. Confucius was one
timeline IN THE BEGINNING . . . Huron Indian myth has it that in ancient times, when the land was barren and the people were starving, the Great Spirit sent forth a woman to save humanity. As she traveled over the world, everywhere her right hand touched the soil, there grew potatoes. And everywhere her left hand touched the soil, there grew corn. And when the world was rich and fertile, she sat down and rested. When she arose, there grew tobacco . . . • The sacred origin of tobacco and the firs
to be an accountant A college student decides she wants to become an accountant. General accounting and bookkeeping classes can be taken in high school. In college, the student needs to decide on a more specific field of accounting. An accountant has many choices as to what particular field of accounting to specialize in depending on the financial information she wants to analyze and how it is done. Financial accountants, tax accountants and internal auditors are all accountants in general, but
Tobacco Companies and thier ethics The Ethnicity of Tobacco Companies Tobacco Companies actively market a highly addictive and lethal product, and have done so for many years here in the United States and abroad. Their lack of ethics and social responsibility in the business world are apparent in documentation brought to light during lawsuits against them in recent years. The desire for profit and expansion, rather than a concern for societal health, has dictated big tobacco company operations.
Tom Hallman Ian Weinreich Journalism TOM HALLMAN JR. Non-Deadline Writer First there was word of mouth. And on the second day God said, “Let there be newspapers,” and it was good. Being one of the oldest forms of news in the world, the writers of them have to uphold to certain standards. With the reporting of news comes the responsibility with it. Tom Hallman is a journalist who advocates for these responsibilities. He, as Keith Woods said, he brings to his stories the ear of a musician, the eye
Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive Chris Zenone Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive On September 7, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was riding in the passenger side of a black BMW driven by Marion Suge Knight, president of Death Row Records. Tupac and Suge had just finished watching Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was standing up through the sunroof while the car was stopped at a traffic light. The Cadillac containing the gunmen passed an entourage of Tupac\'s allies, many
Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive Chris Zenone Tupac Shakur Is Still Alive On September 7, 1996, Tupac Amaru Shakur was riding in the passenger side of a black BMW driven by Marion Suge Knight, president of Death Row Records. Tupac and Suge had just finished watching Mike Tyson defeat Bruce Seldon at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tupac was standing up through the sunroof while the car was stopped at a traffic light. The Cadillac containing the gunmen passed an entourage of Tupac\'s allies, many
TV Violence2 A major topic of conversation nowadays is whether or not voilence on television causes children to bahave more violently. Shortly after I began to research this topic, I realized that it is not a clear cut issue. Evidence can be easily found to support each position. In the following essay I will examine the different positions that can ba taken on this topic and try ro form my own view on the affect violent TV has on chidren. The first position I will examine is the one in which it
US Postal Service United States Postal Service Thinking Outside The Mailbox This paper will analyze the constraints and opportunities facing the United States Postal Service since development of the email-to-paper system. The Post Office predicts that in 2003, first-class mail, a $35 billion business and its top revenue-producing service, will begin an unprecedented decline at the hands of booming e-mail and on-line billing services. Under its own online bill system, the Postal Service charges
Vikings 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 them
war on drugs Racist War on Drugs The U.S. Constitution once counted Black slaves as worth three-fifths of Whites. Today, Black per capita income is three-fifths of Whites. That’s an economic measure of enduring racism. The Latino-White ratio is even worse. One out of three Black men in there twenties is now in prison or jail, on probation or on parole on any given day. The comparable figure for Latinos is about one in eight, and for Whites, one in fifteen. It is impossible to understand why so
Washington Square Im depressed. Well, how could I not be? I just finished reading Washington Square. Im happy its over, but Im not happy I finished it. No, that doesnt make sense does it? Lets just say, I had a feeling how it was going to end up; I just hoped that I would be wrong. Unfortunately the one time I didnt want to be right I was. Isnt that the way it always works? I guess so. Catherine, dear plain old, Catherine. Poor girl, father thinks shes plain, she thinks shes plain, her