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Bank War
Bank War Did the Bank War cause the Panic of 1837? Richard Hofstadter from The American Political Tradition and the Men Who Made It believes President Andrew Jackson's refusal to recharter the Bank of the United States was politically popular but economically harmful to the long-term growth of the United States. Peter Tenim, from The Jacksonian Economy, believes international factors, such as changes in the monetary policies of the Bank of England, the supply of silver from Mexico, and the pric...

The Absent Male In Little Women
The Absent Male in Little Women No gentlemen were admitted writes Louisa May Alcott in Little Women to describe the all-female private revue the March sisters perform. And as the novel progresses, one cannot help but wonder if this same sentiment does indeed echo throughout the novel, as male characters are conspicuously absent while all the pivotal parts are played by the women characters. This gender imbalance -- in that there are more female characters than male in Little Women -- is espec...

Monasticism In The Middle Ages
Monasticism in the Middle Ages During the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the monasteries served as one of the great civilizing forces by being the centers of education, preservers of learning, and hubs of economic development. Western monasticism was shaped by Saint Benedict of Nursia, who in 529, established a monastery in southern Italy. He created a workable model for running a monastery that was used by most western monastic orders of the Early Middle Ages. To the three vows of obedience...

1-3-1 ESSAY
1-3-1 ESSAY Did you know three cigarettes could get one addicted? Every time one takes a puff of a cigarette they're playing a dangerous game with life. I always wondered, Why are cigarettes so deadly, what is in cigarettes, if people know they're deadly then why do they still smoke them, and finally why does the government allow people to buy these when they can kill you? Every time one smokes a cigarette it's like putting a gun to your head and pulling the trigger with out knowing if the gun ...

Christianity
Christianity Christianity is a religion in which events are claimed to have occured but which can never be proved. Those who practice it live by different morals than are preached by the most holy texts. It is an institution in which the most holy scripture is contradictory, and wherein the supreme being, by the very definition, cannot exist. Christianity is, therefore, a fundamentally flawed religion. According to the Bible, events have occured which are even more miraculous than the resurecti...

HEROIN
HEROIN Abstract The use of heroin continues to climb in most areas. The number of varieties and sources of heroin available, combined with an increased domestic demand make the heroin market the fastest growing drug market reported. While there are indications of increased use of heroin among younger, suburban users, it is the cadre of older, inner-city heroin users that drive the heroin market (DEA 1996). Almost all areas report that the majority of heroin users are older drug users (over 30) ...

Technology
Technology There isn't hardly anybody around who can say their lives haven't been influenced by computers. Computers have all but taken over society as we know it. Everywhere you look, computers have greatly improved our lives. It can be as simple as going through a carwash, a computer processes the information that we feed it and adjusts the machine accordingly to give us the particular wash we paid for. Computers also play an extremely complicated role in one of the things that everybody uses...

The American Dream
The American Dream The American dream. It consists of a family, house, cars, and other luxury items. How did it become the American dream? Why do we feel so compelled to pursue it? The reason is because we, the American public, have been convinced through advertising to acquire it. It is a very powerful way of persuasion. Advertising affects us so powerfully that it sometimes sets our views of society for us. We constantly absorb images of families, houses, and cars through commercials and maga...

Profitability And Risk
Profitability and Risk Qualitative Criteria and Evaluations Profitability and Risk Alternative one offers the highest profitability. The net income after taxes for alternative two is $104,996,299 compared to $160,658,065 for alternative one. Alternative two also offers a high profitability, but not as much as the first alternative. The risk for alternative one is very high. The risk for the second alternative two is average. Purchasing Nestea is risky because the alternative beverage industry i...

Paper Products Corporation
Paper Products Corporation Mary Miller is the marketing manager for Paper Products Corporation and she has to decide whether she should allow her largest customer to buy some of Paper Products' file folders and market them under their own name (Natcom Inc.) rather than the FILEX brand used by Paper Products. Mary is afraid that if she doesn't accept the offer, the customer will find another file folder producer. Mary really only has two options; accept the offer from Natcom or refuse the offer ...

Starving The Hungary
Starving the Hungary Though most Americans are aware of the Great Depression of 1929, which may well be the most serious problem facing our free enterprise economic system, few know of the many Americans who lost their homes, life savings and jobs. This paper briefly states the causes of the depression and summarizes the vast problems Americans faced during the eleven years of its span. This paper primarily focuses on what life was like for farmers during the time of the Depression, as portraye...

Product Portfolio
Product Portfolio Pepsi Cola Pepsi Cola beverage business was founded at turn of the century by Caleb Bradham a New Bern N.C druggist who formulated Pepsi Cola. Pepsi Cola Company now produces and markets nearly 200 refreshment beverages to retail, restaurants and food service customers in more then 190 countries and territories around the world and generates revenue of over 18 billion dollars. Although Pepsi holdings over the years have become diverse in such fields as the snack industry and r...

The Boston Massacre
The Boston Massacre This period in American history is one that is labeled as a time of change. Change for the American people as a whole and a change in the control of the British government. From the time of the first voyages across the Atlantic to the beginning of the quest for independence, people in this land were, even sometimes unconsciously, beginning to gain a sense of self-motivation and loyalty to those around them that had accompanied them into this New World. The people had gained ...

Direct-Mail Advertising
Direct-Mail Advertising As consumers, we are often bombarded by different types of advertisements each day. Whether it?s by television, newspaper, or billboards, advertising has reached us one way or another. Yet, a majority of the ads that we encounter are often meaningless and uninteresting, because of the fact that these ads are meant to reach a certain target audience. This perception seems to change, however, when we look inside our mailboxes, pick-up our telephone, and even check our e-ma...

ORIGINS OF THE CIVIL WAR CONFLICT
ORIGINS OF THE CIVIL WAR CONFLICT After the Constitution was adopted by all of the States in 1789, uniting the States into one nation, differences between the States had been worked out through compromises. By 1861 these differences between the Northern States (which included the Mid-Western and Western States) and the Southern States had become so great that compromise would no longer work. Thus, a conflict started within our nation that was called the Civil War. For more than 30 years argumen...

Eudora Weltys A Worn Path Begins With An Old Negro Woman Walking In Th
Eudora Welty's A Worn Path begins with an old Negro woman walking in the forest. In the beginning the conflict was not obvious, although some clues were given in the second sentence where it stated that she was an old Negro woman with her head tied in a red rag. That alluded to three of the conflicts of race, old age and poverty. However, the main conflict of the story was not disclosed until near the conclusion where we learned that she was traveling to town to obtain medicine for her gran...

Steve Rainwater
Steve Rainwater 10-19-98 Mrs. Maynard English 1A The Advertisement Wear it and be Happy, What is behind the words of advertisement? Besides how many different ads tell us the same thing, buy, buy, buy. It seems like today, that all ads are summing up, that if you use their product, then your life will be better. Ads are supposed to attract the reader's eyes, just like this advertisement caught my eye with the quote. In the Clinique Happy ad, their quote is wear it and be happy, but how ...

The Uptown Girl In The House Of Mirth
The Uptown Girl in The House of Mirth The lyrics of Billy Joel's famous song, Uptown Girl, (see lyrics at end of document) are very similar to Edith Wharton's The House of Mirth. It is as if Billy Joel is Lawrence Selden; what he sings is similar to what Selden says. Although Joel probably did not have The House of Mirth in mind when he wrote the song, it is still interesting to compare the book to his composition. Uptown Girl is parallel to Selden's thoughts from the very beginning of th...

First Step Work
First Step Work 1. Loss of Control: Failed attempts to control my use a. many many times I attempted to control my drinking over my drinking career of some 20+ years. The ones which stick out in my mind are: b. Many holidays Christmas in particular, my wife's family would serve alcohol and I would be half in the bag by noon to 1 p.m.. c. My family get together always involved drinking too much. My wife would Plead with me not to get drunk. Some times I wouldn't but most of the time I Would hav...

How Can A Native Minority Hold On To Their Heritage When They Are Thru
How can a Native minority hold on to their heritage when they are thrust into a majority white society, ignorant to their values? The author of Green Grass Running Water, Thomas King, examines this question is his eye-opening novel. By the cleaver way he sculpts his novel and the unique plot lines, he seems to leave the answer to the readers interpretation. Consequently, I found it a struggle to come up with any concrete answer. Maybe because their isn't one, and if there is I am not the most q...

Since Im At Work Now, Ill Try To Type This Out With A Minimum Of Tears
Since I'm at work now, I'll try to type this out with a minimum of tears, although my heart is still aching. This morning I learned that Jerry Garcia passed away. Why should I care about a rock star who I don't even know? Why should I feel any pain? Why should I even take the time to write this? I have asked myself these questions. But I feel compelled, and the answer will lie in this letter. The unfortunate first words I heard about his death were from a jerk at work who was callously telling ...

Michael Milken Pleaded Guilty To A Number Of What Are Generally Called
Michael Milken pleaded guilty to a number of what are generally called white-collar crimes ? as opposed to blue-collar crimes or those Godfather-type underground activities known as organized crime. But on examination, much of Milken's white-collar work bears a startling resemblance to the methods of organized crime in schematic if not case by case. Milken was no capo, but he certainly applied the general mind set of the gangster to finance. And in doing so, he created a vastly more power...

The Expansion Took Place Largely In The Period Of The
The expansion took place largely in the period of the fifteenth through the eighteenth centuries, although it cannot be bound strictly at either end of the time scale. Movement outward from the western European peninsula took varied forms and shapes as it proceeded by land and by sea throughout Europe, Asia, and America. The result was a vast increase in power, wealth, and knowledge for the tiny nation states of western Europe. Spices were so important in the middle ages that they were a drivin...

Andrew Wedman
Andrew Wedman 12-17-98 Period 2 Tobacco Essay One may think they have benefits from smoking because they fit in the crowd. Of course, that's not true. Someone may tell you that if you smoke you'll be cool and everyone will like you. Then the crowd that smokes will like you but others may not. Your family may think you are uncool since you smoke. Other friends that you had may start not liking you since they won't want to be around you when you smoke. You might start to rather smoke then be with...

Computer Crime
Computer Crime Computer crime is a very broad term. It could mean anything from a total invasion by a hacker into the federal government or just the simple fact of one person letting another borrow a copy of his favorite flying game. Computers are defined in the dictionary as a machine that computes (WBD vol. 23). But to most people it is a machine that's helps us do a task easier. As we move into the 21th century though one thing is for sure, the computer will help crime become more prevalent....

[WALKTHROUGH]
[WALKTHROUGH] Up to The bottom of the Well. Zora's Domain: Get two blue flames from the ice cavern, and melt King Zora and the shopkeeper's red ice with it. King Zora will talk to you and give you the Zora's Tunic, a blue vest that will allow you to stay underwater for an indefinate ammount of time. Make sure to buy a bottled fairy from the shopkeeper if you don't own one allready. You'll definantely need it. Water Temple: The Water Temple is located under the island in Lake Hylia that has a de...

A Nobel Writing Style Reviewed
A Nobel Writing Style Reviewed Earnest Hemmingway is an accomplished author with a large audience. While short novels like The Old Man and the Sea have intrigued many, his war stories have won him a Nobel Prize. Hemmingway possesses a writing style all his own, his ability to write descriptively is unparalleled. His use of similar themes, symbolism, irony, and similar main characters is very profound. Hemmingway's use of theme makes his writing style significant. In The Old Man and the Sea Sant...

Ptolemy
Ptolemy Introduction In ancient times there were many great ideas which began to shape the way man perceived his environment. However, there were few minds who were able to put all of these ideas together. One of these minds belonged to Claudius Ptolemy, or just Ptolemy as he is commonly referred to. We know almost nothing of the chronology of Ptolemy's life, and we don't even know his birth or death dates. We do know, though, about his ideas in several fields, which include geography, astronom...

How The Internet Will Help Mechanics
How the Internet will help mechanics My report is on how the Internet will help auto and diesel mechanics. There are many ways in which the Internet can help auto and diesel mechanics. I have a couple of reasons here. I have E-mailed two people. The first is Fred Schumacher. He has been an auto and diesel mechanic for 40 years and also owns his own shop. The second is from two people at the same E-mail address the one is Dean Stoops, and his son-in-law. They both have auto mechanic experience. ...

The Worlds Natural Resources Are Being Consumed At An Alarming Rate. A
The world's natural resources are being consumed at an alarming rate. As these resources diminish, people will be seeking alternative sources by which to generate electricity for heat and light. The only practical short term solution for the energy-crisis is nuclear power. Nuclear power, however is not as safe as burning coal, gas or oil in a factory it is in fact , much more dangerous, There are dangers associated with a nuclear power plant which far out weigh the benefits to society as a whol...

Rocky Morris
Rocky Morris Speech 2060 1:30-2:30 MWF What Sort of Man Reads Playboy? What sort of man reads Playboy? He's a man who turns his leisure time into an adventure...He's a man with a discriminating eye...He's a man who is smart about his future. Playboy-Aug.,Sept.,Oct. 1996 While flipping through the pages of a once controversial but now globally excepted magazine, one will find an interesting advertisement within the covers of Playboy. There is a full page color advertisement that generally de...

Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In Society Today, Many People Look For
Should Marijuana Be Legalized? In society today, many people look for a feeling of freedom. Many people go on vacation and spend money. The most common gateway for people is drugs. Our American society is facing a tremendous drug problem. In order to eradicate the drug problem, a public debate is going on to find some solutions to this drug dilemma. It has become a highly controversial issue whether drugs such as marijuana should be legalized or not. Some people advocate this issue and believe ...

Thesis: Military Aircraft Has Become More Sophisticated In Variety, Ef
Thesis: Military aircraft has become more sophisticated in variety, effectiveness in war situations, and special maneuvering techniques in recent years. Military aircraft has become more sophisticated in variety, effectiveness in war situations, and special maneuvering techniques in recent years. With the advance of stealth technology, many new and very effective aircraft have been developed. The F-117A was used during Operation Dessert Storm and every plane came back without a scratch. The ver...

How Does Descartes Try To Extricate Himself From The Sceptical Doubts
How does Descartes try to extricate himself from the sceptical doubts that he has raised? Does he succeed? [All page references and quotations from the Meditations are taken from the 1995 Everyman edition] In the Meditations, Descartes embarks upon what Bernard Williams has called the project of 'Pure Enquiry' to discover certain, indubitable foundations for knowledge. By subjecting everything to doubt Descartes hoped to discover whatever was immune to it. In order to best understand how and wh...

Under Age Smoking
Under Age Smoking Statistics show that 3 out of 4 under age kids that try to buy cigarette get away with it though, in America it is illegal to sell cigarettes to kids under the age of 18 though most stores do. The average age a kid starts smoking at fourteen and a half, but if your don't start by the age of 19 you'll probably never start. Over an alarming 3000 under age kids/per day start smoking. One out of three under age kids die from smoking. Most kids say they like to smoke because it,Ca...

The Effects Of Minimum Wage On Leisure And Free Time: The Cons
The effects of minimum wage on leisure and free time: The cons Leisure is something that I feel is important in everyone's lives today, although not everyone is accessible to certain types of leisure. I feel in some way leisure has an effect on everyone's lives in America, from those in poverty to the Bill Gates of the world. For some people leisure might be going to the park to picnic or just play basketball, but to others it is taking an exotic trip to another country. Whatever form of leisur...

It Was The Year 3000. The World Was Just Coming Out Of Another Major W
It was the year 3000. The world was just coming out of another major war, World War Four. It has been a little over a year since the war ended. Things are recovering nicely. My older brother T.S. was recruited, he survived. We were happy to see him come home. School has just started back again, things have changed, the teachers seem to be very timid and quiet, they have hardly given us any homework. A lot of people I know have lost their families, I'm lucky to still have my family. None of my c...

Adam Rehrig
Adam Rehrig Mr. Gardner TV 151 Term Paper Film Noir It is world of dark rooms with light slicing through venetian blinds, alleys cluttered with garbage, abandoned warehouses where dust hangs in the air, rain-slickened streets with water still running in the gutters, dark detective officers overlooking busy streets. These are the qualities that makes film noir a perfect blend of form and content, where the desperation and hopelessness of situations is reflected in the visual style, which drenche...

Group1 1
Group1 1 OUR FOOD SYSTEM After a long hard day of work you sit down in your comfortable recliner and open up your favorite snack. But when you reach into grab a piece, you pull out a dead bug. Suddenly many thoughts come into your mind, you wonder how did the bug get there and was it dead or alive. Is it harmful or carry a disease. You ask yourself did the bug come from the United States or another country and where was your snack made? As all these questions come into your head, you wonder who...

GUN CONTROL
GUN CONTROL BY I do not believe any one of us would want just anyone to be able to buy any kind of weapon they want. What I do believe is the issue at hand is not gun control but crime. That is what our main focus as a nation should be. Let's stop treating the symptoms and start treating the decease. In a recent article of Gun Control: An Issue for the Nineties. David Newton, of New Jersey reviles. In 1994, 18,954 Americans were murdered. Of that number, 11,832 or 62 percent were killed by gun...

Morality And Ethics And Computers
Morality and Ethics and Computers There are many different sides to the discussion on moral and ethical uses of computers. In many situations, the morality of a particular use of a computer is up to the individual to decide. For this reason, absolute laws about ethical computer usage is almost, but not entirely, impossible to define. The introduction of computers into the workplace has introduced many questions as well: Should employers make sure the workplace is designed to minimize health ris...

Organized Crime Has For Nearly One Hundred Years Held An Unseen Contro
Organized Crime has for nearly one hundred years held an unseen control over the United States. Running both illegal and legal businesses they have captivated the lives of the country. Here is an overview of the history of this power that knows everything and everyone that has power or wishes to rise to power. The beginning of organized crime goes back to the 13th century. The Mafia was formed in Sicily to help farmers from being terrorized by French and Spanish looters (Waller, p.16). It was n...

Today, We Are More Concerned With Our Environment Than Ever Before. Si
Today, we are more concerned with our environment than ever before. Similarly, it is my belief that we are more knowledgeable about our earth's environment than did previous generations. I do not believe it would be an understatement to say that the planet earth is in serious jeopardy--from the shrinking rain forests, to the polluting of the oceans and land, to the ozone layer problem. Nevertheless, for purposes of this discussion, it is my intent to focus on pesticides as one particularly ramp...

Motorcycles, A Mechanized Version Of A Horse Some May Say, Were First
?Motorcycles, a mechanized version of a horse some may say, were first created in the early 1900's?. (Scott, p.7) Harley Davidson, a family run business for over 65 years, produced one of the first American made motorcycles. ?Through the years of boom and bust Harley Davidson was known exclusively as the builder of large, air-cooled V-twin engines, powering mostly large, heavyweight motorcycles?. (Rafferty, p.8) Harley still remains the foundation of motorcycles today. The first prototype Harle...

My Mom And Dad Were Divorced When I Was One. Dad Actually Managed To S
My Mom and Dad were divorced when I was one. Dad actually managed to sexually abuse me before the divorce. Karen and Janet, my two older sisters and I went to Dad's on Sundays where we had breakfast. We listened only to classical music, which we hated probably because it was Dad. We did not like him too much, he was different. I had no idea until after he was murdered that he was gay. Well, looking back he was flamboyant, wearing scarves and brooches. He was a gourmet cook and prided himself...

The Stock Market, As Evidenced By The Events Of The Past Several Years
The stock market, as evidenced by the events of the past several years, is a delicate thing. Uncertainties regarding the market abide with justification. Not many market participants foresaw the extent to which the world markets would be affected by the Asian financial crisis. The news of widespread financial failures in Southeast Asia and Japan hit the American, European, and Latin American markets with force, with net losses of 10%-50% and up of the total stock market value. Yet, within month...

The Diary Of A Napoleonic Foot Soldier Is A Autobiography/biography Pi
The Diary of a napoleonic foot soldier is a autobiography/biography piece of literature of a soldier who went to war during Napoleon's rule. Jakob Walter is or was the author of this book, and Walter explains to us what he did during several war campaigns. Even though Walter was only nineteen, he was enlisted to the army by conscription and assigned to the regiment of Romig, later to be called the Franquemont Regiment. His first major mission was to escort several convoys of captured Prussian...

Siddhartha Deborah Erwin
Siddhartha Deborah Erwin Hermann Hesse College Prep. New Directions Jan. 25, 1999 ? 1951 Report # 4 Siddhartha is a fictional book about a man striving to find the true meaning in life. It has a very proper and intellectual atmosphere. The story is set in India, but the time is not apparent. Everyone seemed to belong to a group of people who had their own beliefs and methods of praising the gods and becoming worthy of heaven. There was also a big difference between learned men and ordinary m...

Teens Should Have Part-time Jobs
Teens Should Have Part-time Jobs Having a job as a teen can be a difficult task, but most teens are responsible enough to work. It's a good experience to apply, interview, and keep a job. You learn to work with and get along with all kinds of people. You also meet new friends. My opinion concerning working teens is that most can handle the pressure and the responsibility. Working helps a teen learn responsibility. Teens must be able to fill out an application and answer questions about themselv...

Service Characteristics
Service Characteristics 1. Service Mechanism or Process: For each category of customer it is necessary to describe the service process. This is usually expressed as a probability distribution for service times; for example, service times might be normally distributed or uniformly distributed. At the least, we need to state the average time it takes for a server to serve a customer and the variance or standard deviation of the service time. We decline m = average service rate possible per server...