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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...

Bartelby
Bartelby To eat or not to eat is the dilemma which is reiterated throughout Bartleby the Scrivener: A Story of Wall-Street. This same dilemma presents itself within the minds of the story's characters as well. Settings and characters reinforce the theme of food and feasting. Character's nicknames such as Turkey, Nippers, Mr. Cutlets, and Ginger-nut introduce this theme of food and nurishment. Smell[ing] of eating-houses(p.1112) and having gentleness [from the] effects of beer(p.1118), Turkey is ...

Biographical Sketch
Biographical Sketch This is a biographical sketch about my person, Walter Walles. He was born around 1830 and 1850, he lived for 89 years. He was born in Europe, at the age of seven he moved to New York. When he moved, he brought many things with him, such as: furniture, food, jewelry, and certain traits. His parents moved so they could give their son a better education. Walter went to the finest schools of New York to become a doctor. He was a very good student his parents where jewelers who o...

Elizabethan Drama
Elizabethan Drama Beyond New Historicism: Marlowe's unnatural histories and the melancholy properties of the stage Drew Milne The tradition of the dead generations weighs like a nightmare on the minds of the living. [1] There is no document of culture which is not at the same time a document of barbarism. And just as such a document is not free from barbarism, barbarism also taints the process of transmission ... [2] Recent critical discussions of Elizabethan drama, above all of Shakespeare, hav...

Do Or Die
Do or Die One day my soccer team came over ,we had a big party. We had won the semi final game. We were watching a FIFA soccer game, and Michael Smith fell on my couch. Blood spilt everywhere. It was freaky. Then we called an ambulance. He went to the hospital. The next day we went to see if Michael was OK, He was fine. (Someone tried to kill me last night) Michael said. They found a knife in his back. Later that week Michael was back. He could not practice yet. John -Fredy did not come to prac...

Catcher In The Rye
Catcher In The Rye J.D. Salinger's novel The Catcher in the Rye depicts life in the fifties as seen through the eyes of a disillusioned teenager. There is a vast difference between the life of a real 1950s family and that of a typical family portrayed through the television sitcoms of the day. The Catcher in the Rye is filled with examples that demonstrate how different real societies are. In the fifties, quaint and perfect families dominated television home-life. The mother orhouse-wife on t...

Their Eyes Were Watching God 
Their Eyes Were Watching God This paper will tell the reader about all aspects of the numerous problems that are presented in Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God. It will deal with all of the numerous problems that were experienced in the rough time that the book was written in. Also, it will deal with how these problems are still involved in today's society. While many of the problems will never go away, some have already, and some will go away in hopefully the near future. There were many p...

Gun Control
Gun Control In addressing new laws of gun control, one has to look at both sides of the argument. How will new guns laws affect violence in schools and on the streets? How do loyal, law-abiding gun owners feel about these new laws. These news laws are set as all sales of firearms must be registered, all purchasers must be licensed, and no individual may purchase more than one gun per month. There will always be arguments on both sides on such controversial laws like these. Pros and Cons can be ...

I Love Lucy
I Love Lucy Before writing this essay, I watched a old re-run of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and I read the chapter in the television textbook where a episode of Leave It to Beaver was broken down into Act One, Act Two, Act Three and Act Four. It was there that I realized that since 1951, with the premiere of I Love Lucy, that most sitcoms follow a very basic, but successful pattern. I will demonstrate how this is accomplished in the sitcom week in and week out. The first act must establ...

Our Town By Thorton Wilder (1897 - 1975)
Our Town by Thorton Wilder (1897 - 1975) Our Town by Thorton Wilder (1897 - 1975) Type of Work: Presentational life drama Setting Grover's Corners, New Hampshire; 1901 to 1913 Principal Characters Stage Ma Beer, the play's all-wise narrator Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs, an ordinary small- town physician and housewife George Gibbs, their son Mr. and Mrs. Webb, a news editor and his wife Emily Webb, their daughter Simon Stimson , the town drunkard and church choir organist A conglomeration of other ordinary...

Penny Brewer
Penny Brewer English 6 Our Town The play Our Town was written by Thornton Wilder in 1938. This play was a huge part of Wilder's success. I believe his purpose for this play is to show us the simple things in life we often overlook. The play is to show you how important it is to have love in your life, plus the meaning and beauty of it all. The story takes place in Grover's Corners, New Hampshire, over a twelve-year span. The characters in the play go about as if it truly were a scripted play. Th...

The Evolution Of The American Television Family
The Evolution Of The American Television Family Television is not just a form of entertainment, but it is an excellent form of study of society's view concerning its families. This study focuses on the history of television beginning in the early 1950s and will run through present day. It examines the use of racial, ethnic and sexual stereotypes to characterize the players of these shows. The examples assist in tracing what has happened to the depiction of the American family on prime time telev...

Gun Control
Gun Control In addressing new laws of gun control, one has to look at both sides of the argument. How will new guns laws affect violence in schools and on the streets? How do loyal, law-abiding gun owners feel about these new laws. These news laws are set as all sales of firearms must be registered, all purchasers must be licensed, and no individual may purchase more than one gun per month. There will always be arguments on both sides on such controversial laws like these. Pros and Cons can be t...

Evolution Of The American Television Family
Evolution Of The American Television Family Television is not just a form of entertainment, but it is an excellent form of study of society's view concerning its families. This study focuses on the history of television beginning in the early 1950s and will run through present day. It examines the use of racial, ethnic and sexual stereotypes to characterize the players of these shows. The examples assist in tracing what has happened to the depiction of the American family on prime time televisio...

Chinas Reform
Chinas Reform Sport Obermeyer Sport Obermeyer is a high-end fashion skiwear design and merchandising company headquartered in Aspen, Colorado. Over the years, Sports Obermeyer has developed into a dominant competitor. Sports Obermeyer's estimated sales in 1992 were $32.8 million. The company holds 45% share of children's skiwear and 11% of adult Skiwear market. Sport Obermeyer produces merchandise ranging from: parkas, vests, ski suits, shells, ski pants, turtlenecks, and accessories. These prod...

The Effect Of Innovative Benefits And Services On Employee Retention
The Effect Of Innovative Benefits And Services On Employee Retention WEBSTER UNIVERSITY GRADUATE SCHOOL THE EFFECT OF INNOVATIVE BENEFITS AND SERVICES ON EMPLOYEE RETENTION AT SAS INSTITUTE, INC. by A paper presented to the Graduate School of Webster University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts July 26, 2000 Pope Airforce Base, NC Abstract Employee benefits programs are crucial to the recruitment and retention of employees in any industry. Effective prog...

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...

Poe
Poe This essay is about how Poe uses the description of environments in his narratives. I shall explain this usage with close reference to several short stories by Poe. A full listing of the stories used appears in the List of Works Consulted at the end of this essay. It is important to note that in all of the stories, the narration is in the first-person. This has deep-reaching effects on how particular environments are described. This will also be commented upon. The first excerpt comes from ...

Vangogh
Vangogh The rapid evolution of a style characterized by canvases filled with swirling, bright colors depicting people and nature is the essence of Vincent Van Gogh's extremely prolific but tragically short career. Vincent Willem van Gogh was born on March 30, 1853, in Holland, son of a Dutch Protestant pastor and eldest of six children. His favorite brother Theo was four years younger. When Vincent was twelve to sixteen years old, he went to a boarding school. That next year he was sent to The ...

Study Of Poetry
Study of Poetry An Essay Study of Poetry and A Poet's Ability to Forsee The Future The world is changing and evolving at an astounding rate. Within the last one hundred years, the Western community has seen advances in technology and medicine that has improved the lifestyles and longevity of almost every individual. Within the last two hundred years, we have seen two World Wars, and countless disputes over false borders created by colonialists, slavery, and every horrid form of human suffering ...

The Tower Of London
The Tower of London The Tower of London, the oldest fortified palace in Europe, was built by William the Conqueror in the late 1000's. It has served as a fortress, prison, palace, and the final resting-place of many people (Tower of London Encarta 1). Its history is full of amazing and horrific stories of life and death. To truly appreciate this magnificent group of structures a look must be taken into its history through it's architecture, uses, and those held in the prisons and dungeons. Th...

Motorcycle Boy
Motorcycle Boy Number of Pages:122 I believe that the story Rumble Fish has a very plausible plot because it's about a boy who is a former gang member and always gets into fights. The boy's name is Russel James, he is fourteen, he likes to fight, he always gets in trouble, and isn't very smart. The boy gets into trouble by fighting, getting drunk, and stealing, throughout the story, but instead of realizing he has got to stop and change his life around, he get in more and more trouble. In my ...

Pairnoia
Pairnoia Most people believe that the first REAL proof of alien invasion was that associated with Roswell, New Mexico, but some people believe differently. Since the earliest man learned to paint, there have been pictures of spaceships and rockets on cave walls. These flying objects have supposedly brought the message that the world will end in the year 2000, but the same end of the world chaos was experienced just before the year 1000 as well. Irrelevance, however, sets in when we come to term...

VERSAILLES, PALACE OF. About 13 Miles (21 Kilometers) Southwest Of Par
VERSAILLES, PALACE OF. About 13 miles (21 kilometers) southwest of Paris, in the city of Versailles, stands the largest palace in France. It was built because of the consuming envy of King Louis XIV, and once completed it became the object of envy of every other monarch in Europe. The Winter Palace in St. Petersburg, Sch?nbrunn in Vienna, and Herrenchiemsee in Bavaria are only three of the royal palaces built in imitation of the Palace of Versailles. Versailles itself served as a royal residenc...

The Christmas Season Comes And Goes Each Year, Leaving Behind A Spirit
The Christmas season comes and goes each year, leaving behind a spirit of joy and happiness amongst loved ones. Even if one is unable to be with family on this special holiday, a close knit friend would suffice. In the Christmas Sketches, Geoffrey Crayon vividly depicts the nature and style of how spending Christmas in the land of his forefathers with an old fellow-traveler sparked an image in his eye of true love. Crayon viewed England at Christmas time as a site of true beauty. He's taken b...

The Catcher In The Rye
The Catcher in the Rye In J.D. Salinger's The Catcher in the Rye, the first person narration is critical in helping the reader to know and understand the main character, Holden Caulfield. Holden, in his narration, relates a flashback of a significant period of his life, three days and nights on his own in New York City. Through his narration, Holden discloses to the reader his innermost thoughts and feelings. He thus provides the reader not only with information of what occurred, but also how he...

Muscle System
Muscle System If you enjoy action, then this is the system for you. No matter how still you try to be, there's always a movement taking place in your muscles. Did you know there are over 650 muscles in the human body, and that muscles make up 1/3 of a grown human body? Muscles cover the entire skeleton, and bones can't move without muscles. Flex your muscles and tour this exciting system! Three types of muscles are skeletal muscles, smooth muscles, and cardiac muscles. Skeletal muscle tissue co...

The Technology Of Plasma Display Panels, Or PDPs, Is A Very New One. T
The technology of Plasma display Panels, or PDPs, is a very new one. The release of these flat paneled televisions began around 1996. There isn't yet a company who has come out with a display panel with the contrast and/or color quality of the regular CRT displays. PDPs are hoped to obtain this quality through more advanced research, to allow them to lower prices and have them hang on the walls of all homes. This would eliminate the need for TV stands and the extremely heavy, large screen CRT T...

As A Young Child I Had A Most Favorite Place. It Was A Tree Fort That
As a young child I had a most favorite place. It was a tree fort that I built with my big brother on our wooded property up north near a cedar swamp. Back in those days I would play all sorts of games there with friends that I would bring up to our cabin. Behind the island there is a swamp with little islands that we give nicknames to. It is a great place to play and forget schoolwork. The tree fort is not big. It is about 10 feet off the ground. That was high then but not any more. It is about...

Incandescence And Fluorescence In Lighting
Incandescence and Fluorescence in Lighting by Joshua D. Chapman Two types of lighting are the most popular used today; incandescent and fluorescent. Incandescent light, the most commonly used type, is what people tend to use in their homes because of the softer light it gives. Car lights and flashlights are also incandescent. An incandescent lamp will give off differing amounts of light depending on the amount of electricity being used. There are three basic components of an incandescent light;...

Invention Of The Elevator
Invention of the Elevator Back in the days of the 1850's through 1900's the invention of the elevator was a big step for civilization. The people went from old fashion stairs to for them a minute ride of luxury and realization (opposed to climbing stairs). An American inventor named Elisha Graves Otis was the first person to invent the mechanical elevator with adequate safety devices, such as safety brakes which gripped on to the elevator cab's rails. Safey cables which looped around a drum tha...

In To Kill A Mocking Bird, Harper Lee Gives Us A Very Detailed Descrip
In To Kill a Mocking Bird, Harper Lee gives us a very detailed description of Robert Ewell, his family, and how he lives. A good example is the passage in which Robert Ewell testifies in the Tom Robinson Trial. This is a description of the Ewell's home as well as an insight into the Ewells themselves. We learn what kind of a father Robert is and the kind of life into which he has forced his eldest daughter, Mayella. We also see how the county of Maycomb cruelly discriminates against the black c...

Crystal Heaven
Crystal Heaven Anthropology Research Paper 9 December 98 The Egyptian Hall at the Carnegie Museum is an excellent way to study ancient Egyptian culture. I was surprised to see all of the interesting facts I could gather about the culture I once knew very little about. The research project for my anthropology class taught me a lot about the history of Egypt, and now I know more about the culture than I ever thought I would. The first topic about Egypt we were to study was its geography. The Nile...

Weapons Of The Civil War
Weapons of the Civil War The Civil War has been the worst tragedy that this country has experienced throughout our nation's fairly young existence. It will forever be a permanent scar that will blemish the history of the United States of America. The Civil War amassed more American casualties than all other wars combined. This fact is partially due to the amazing advancement of firearms during the era of the Civil War. Both the C.S.A. and USA were fractionally responsible for creating this sudd...

Joan Of Arc Was Born On January 6, 1412, In The Village Of Domremy In
Joan of Arc was born on January 6, 1412, in the village of Domremy in north-eastern France. Her father Jacques was a peasant farmer and a minor village official. Her mother Isabelle, raised her daughter in the teachings of the Christian faith. Joan was more religious than most of the girls in her village. At the age of thirteen or fourteen Joan began to hear voices and to have visions. She claimed the voices and visions were of Saint Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine. These voices to...

USERS STORY
USERS STORY I had a really bad experience....I ate two hits of orange sunshine. I was off in my own world. Among the highlights of my fourteen hours in hell was watching the flesh burn off my hand (it didn't really..it just seemed like it was), being strangled by the seatbelt which was now a snake, being convinced that a white schoolbus from Charlotte Latin was stalking me in an attempt to kill me and watching myself burn in hell for all eternity several times. Needless to say, I eased up on do...

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...

[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...

Twains Effective Strategies
Twain's effective strategies Mark Twain's Life on the Mississippi is a story that follows a chronological order from beginning to end. The first chapter of the book begins with the historical background of the Mississippi River, which is the main focus of the story. The reason for providing the background information of the river is to let the reader have a better understanding of Twain's delight and awe that catches his imagination. Moreover, Twain uses effective strategies such as detailed de...

 It Is Unusual When A Masterpiece Develops Out Of An Assignmen
It is unusual when a masterpiece develops out of an assignment, but that is, more or less, what happened in the case of Gulliver's Travels. The Martinus Scriblerus Club proposed to satirize the follies and vices of learned, scientific and modern men. Each of the members was given a topic, and Swift's was to satirize the numerous and popular volumes describing voyages to faraway lands. Ten years passed between the Scriblerus project and the publication of Gulliver's Travels, but when Swift fin...

In Recent Times, There Have Been Few Ideas Of Such Compelling Force As
In recent times, there have been few ideas of such compelling force as the concept of World Heritage. There are places in nature and culture with a value and importance reaching far across geographical and political boundaries and becoming a heritage of the world in general. This promising idea was taken up by an International Convention of the Unesco in 1972. Today over 100 countries have joined it. This Convention does not only strengthen the idea that all countries should make the defence of...

The Cathedral
The Cathedral The outside, west fa?ade of St. John's Cathedral is extravagantly decorated. From the large sculptures, right down to the sets of doors, the detail of the work is majestic. You feel that you are an insignificant person while admiring all of the years of hard work that was put in to build this cathedral. Many of the outer sculptures around the main sets of doors are more contemporary. One sculpture shows a bus falling off a bridge and another shows a birth of a child. Another conte...

World Civilizations 1500
World civilizations 1500 March 17, 1999 1. Essay form (7%) 2. Tenochtitlan case study (10%) 3. Mozambique case study (13%) 4. Comparison of Tenochtitlan and Mozambique cases (15%) 5. Summary of the gun powder arguments in Stearns (35%) 6. Discussion and critique of gun powder arguments in the light of the Tenochtitlan and Mozambique case studies (20%) In the past wars were fought to gain land, wealth, and fame. Two such examples of this are the battle of Tenochtitlan and Mozambique. These are t...

INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION Cardiac Location and Structures The heart is the driving force of the circulatory system, contracting about 70 times/minute to pump an adequate volume of blood with sufficient pressure to perfuse all body organs and tissues. The muscular organ, about the size of a clenched fist, weights from 300 to 400 g. It is located within the mediastinum of the thoratic cavity, above the diaphragm and between the lungs. This location subjects the heart's activity to influence from all pressure ...

World Civilizations 1500
World civilizations 1500 March 17, 1999 1. Essay form (7%) 2. Tenochtitlan case study (10%) 3. Mozambique case study (13%) 4. Comparison of Tenochtitlan and Mozambique cases (15%) 5. Summary of the gun powder arguments in Stearns (35%) 6. Discussion and critique of gun powder arguments in the light of the Tenochtitlan and Mozambique case studies (20%) In the past wars were fought to gain land, wealth, and fame. Two such examples of this are the battle of Tenochtitlan and Mozambique. These are t...

Quantum Computers
Quantum Computers Fact -or- Fantasy? CS Senior Seminar Imagine a computer whose memory is exponentially larger than its apparent physical size; a computer that can manipulate an exponential set of inputs simultaneously; a computer that computes in the twilight zone of space. You would be thinking of a quantum computer. Relatively few and simple concepts from quantum mechanics are needed to make quantum computers a possibility. The subtlety has been in learning to manipulate these concepts. Is s...

Torture Is One Of The Most Barbaric Acts Of State Repression, And It C
Torture is one of the most barbaric acts of state repression, and it constitutes a direct and deliberate attack on the core of the human personality. Like slavery, it is an expression of the almost unlimited power of one individual over another. In the case of slavery, the human being is degraded to the condition of a non-human object deprived of legal personality. Torture aims to destroy human dignity and reduce the victim to the status of a passive tool in the hands of the torturer. In ancien...

Coronary Heart Disease.
Coronary Heart disease. Any heart disorder due to a restricted supply of blood to the heart muscle is called coronary heart disease. The most common symptom of heart disease is angina pain, which is when you get gripping pains in your left arms and around the chest area. A heart attack usually occurs quite suddenly, with either little or no warning. Chest pain may be a bit like that of angina but it is usually more severe and not necessarily brought on by exertion or relieved by rest. The patie...

World Civilizations 1500
World civilizations 1500 March 17, 1999 1. Essay form (7%) 2. Tenochtitlan case study (10%) 3. Mozambique case study (13%) 4. Comparison of Tenochtitlan and Mozambique cases (15%) 5. Summary of the gun powder arguments in Stearns (35%) 6. Discussion and critique of gun powder arguments in the light of the Tenochtitlan and Mozambique case studies (20%) In the past wars were fought to gain land, wealth, and fame. Two such examples of this are the battle of Tenochtitlan and Mozambique. These are t...

WARNING-This Is Only The First Part Of A 3-part Book.
WARNING-This is only the first part of a 3-part book. THE CRYSTAL CAVE Stewart, Mary. Merlin: The Crystal Cave. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., 1980. 294 pp. Mary Stewart is one of the most popular novelists writing today. She is a lecturer at the college where she got her M.A. and B.A., Durham university. She had 15 books published, and all of them became popular. Although it is accurate, she wrote it merely because she was so fascinated, not because she was paid to write a textboo...