Ghandi A Great Leader - 1,549 words
Few men have ever had as much of an effect on our world as Mohandas Gandhi, though he used the message of peace and love, rather than war and destruction. One time a prominent lawyer in South Africa, Gandhi gave up practicing law and returned to India in order to help ease the suffering of the repressed people of his homeland. Gandhi's love for people and his religious passion made him a revolutionary in many of his ideas and actions. On October 2, 1869 in Porbandar, India, a region of Queen Victoria, Mohandas Gandhi was born to Kaba Gandhi and his wife. Although his father, Kaba, was the chief Minister for the Maharaja of Porbandar, he and his family lived in a small house and belonged to a ...
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Ghandi - 1,152 words
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, known as the Mahatma, a Divine Soul, emerged as the leader of the Indian National Congress. He was like a powerful current of fresh air that made the Indian people stretch themselves and take deep breaths; like a beam of light that pierced the darkness and removed the scales from their eyes; like a whirlwind that upset many things, but most of all the working of people's minds. # Gandhi was born in 1869, and was assassinated in January 1948 while praying by the fanatic Hindu, Nathuram Godsey. Gandhi was as well and born into the second highest cast. Hindus hold the belief that people get born in a cast in which they stay their whole life. When their behavior accor ...
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Ghandi - 1,102 words
... rica as well as in India. He used the time in jail to think and plan other actions. He also used the time to think about how he could help the Untouchables. He was a religious man and believed in casts but he did not think that God wanted Untouchables not to have rights. He went for long walks through India to collect money for the Untouchables and he fought for their rights his whole life. He also fought for the peaceful understanding of different religions. When fights broke out between Hindus and Moslems he tried to talk to them and when that did not help he started to fast which he did a lot of times in his life. Once he nearly fasted to death when Hindus and Moslems fought against e ...
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Ghandi - 995 words
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela may well be the man of the century. Courage, and commitment, dignity and grace, selflessness and endurance- a hero beyond description. A man who spent almost twenty- seven years in prison. A man who was able to lead his people to freedom, shake the pillars of apartheid state of South Africa from his jail cell. I believe that Gondi is a great individual and I will demonstrate that through the following sequence of events. Nelson Mandela was born July 18, 1918 in Qunu, a tiny village in the valley of Transkei, the old tribal homeland of the Xhosh people. His father was a chief of the Tembu clan. Mandela was brought up in African traditions. Between 1934 and 1941 Mande ...
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A Modernday Revolution American Turmoil In The 1960s - 1,547 words
Hubert Humphrey once stated, When we say, One nation under God, with liberty and justice for all, we are talking about all people. We either ought to believe it or quit saying it (Hakim 111). During the 1960s, a great number of people did, in fact, begin to believe it. These years were a time of great change for America. The country was literally redefined as people from all walks of life fought to uphold their standards on what they believed a true democracy is made of; equal rights for all races, freedom of speech, and the right to stay out of wars in which they felt they didnt belong. The music of the era did a lot of defining and upholding as well; in fact, it was a driving force, or at ...
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Gandhi - 779 words
Mohunduras Ghandi: His Vital Role in India's Independence Mohunduras Ghandi was a man that the world thought could never exist. He believed strongly in all things that were good, and to him, there were no two ways about it. Leading the Indian people spiritually and morally, he inspired them to fight for Home Rule in which they achieved. He gave them courage to fight against Britain, and to work along side of the Muslims. The Congress, supported by Gandhi, and the Muslim League were opposites but Gandhi insisted that they work along side each other. He tried, and to an extent they did, but the end result was an independent Pakistan for the Muslim League, and an independent India for the Congr ...
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The Dream - 954 words
A dream is defined as a condition or achievement that is longed for; an aspiration. Throughout the book the Great Gatsby we see the dream of one man, Jay Gatsby. Gatsbys dream is not merely what is known as the American Dream-the belief that anyone can rise to success no matter who they are or where they are from. Instead, it is a form of romantic idealism, some heightened sensitivity to the promises of life. It is the belief in fairytales and princesses and happy endings, a faith that life can be special, remarkable, and beautiful. Gatsby is not interested in power or money instead he uses his power and money in his attempt to gain his ultimate dream, Daisy. He must have her and he will do ...
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Adolf Hitler - 1,085 words
William L. Shirer was born February 23, 1903 in Chicago, Illinois. He went to Europe after graduating from Coe College in 1925. He stayed for nearly two decades. Working for the Chicago Tribune he covered Lindbergh 's landing in Paris in 1927, the 1928 Winter Olympics in St Moritz, and League of Nations meetings in Geneva. Then he spent two years in India covering Mahatma Ghandi before returning to Europe in 1932. He arrived in Berlin in 1934 as Chief of Universal News Service's Berlin Office reporting first-hand the Hitler taking over of Germany. He began broadcasting from Berlin in 1937 for the American CBS network. His reports covered the Anschluss with Austria in March 1938, the Munich C ...
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India - 1,088 words
Indias long struggle for independence started in 1857 with East India Company. British originally came to do business in India but later on took over India. There was a great battle fought in India in 1857. The kingdoms fought east India Company troops with weapons and many lives were lost. However, shortly after that in 1858, British rule was introduced. A British Governor was sent to India and India was made part of British Empire. India felt they needed democracy. They wanted to stop exploitation of Indian people by Britain. This battle was fought to get self-rule and freedom from Britain. In 1869, a great person was born, who spent all his life fighting injustice. His name was Mohandas K ...
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Apartheid - 1,325 words
About 400,000 Americans die every year because of health problems due to smoking. 1.5 million people quit smoking a year, but 50 million keep on going. Those 50 million people are addicted to nicotine. Nicotine addiction is when a person psychologically, physically, and socially has a compulsive need for nicotine. There is a persistent craving for the nicotine product. Out of all the people who smoke, 80% started before the age of 21. This means that you are more likely to start smoking as a teenager than any other age. It would follow that teenagers are more susceptible to the addiction. How do we prevent teens from staring to smoke. I feel that prevention starts in the home. Teach your kid ...
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The 50s Civil Rights Movment - 940 words
Returning from WWII, black Americans, just as those three decades prior, expected to find America a land of equality for all people and specifically a land endowed with increased black civil rights. Although the late 1940's and 1950's are not generally considered a period of social advancement for blacks, the decade and a half after World War II ultimately proved to be a very significant chapter in the history of black civil rights and a pivotal stepping stone for the drastic social uproar of the next decade. In 1950, America counted fifteen million black citizens, two thirds of whom still lived lives in the segregated south. Bound by rigid Jim Crow laws, the black view of life appeared blea ...
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Hedonism - 1,158 words
There is no doubt that pleasure is good. Whether the pleasure is emotional or physical; whether we get this pleasure through taste, touch, sight, scent, or hearing; it makes no difference. Pleasure is always enjoyable. In fact the words pleasure and good are often times interchangeable. After seeing a movie I liked, I may tell someone that the film was pleasurable or that it was good. Both descriptions have a positive connotation. But while pleasure is undoubtedly good, it is not the highest good and certainly not the only good, as the Hedonist would say. First, we must look at examples throughout the world which will prove that pleasure is not the highest good. One example would be a sadist ...
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World History Term Paper - 1,029 words
... mbine together and work as one. Why did the Industrial Revolution begin in England - made economy involved in countries movements. Was the start of technology. What problems were there in factories - women and children were working. Laissez-Faire - Adam Smith's phylosophy, means that gov't shouldn't mess with the economy. Socialism - When the gov't and the people own things both. Charles Darwin - studied the theory of evolution, biology. Why did immigrants come to the U.S.A in the 1800's - to be free and get away from Parliament , Britain had a weak government. Irish Potato Famine - potato crop failed in Ireland, many moved to the U.S. The Reform Bill of 1832 - Took away power from the n ...
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Salman Rushdie And The Fatwa - 1,630 words
Salman Rushdie was seen by some as a famous novelist with great skill at what he does and seen by others as a blasphemous heretic. Rushdie was born in June 1947 in Bombay, India as the only son out of four children. His family originates from Kashmir, so his first language was Urdu-Hindi, though he also speaks English and the Bombay language Merethi. Many of his family members died when he was very young, the worst of which was the death of his father in 1957. He grew up in a very commercial environment where people were put to work in their teenage years. He wrote his first book Midnight Children while he attended a cathedral school in Bombay, and he found his calling as a novelist. He then ...
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Ayn Rands Anthem - 690 words
Subj: sorry bout the color and spacing Date: 3/5/01 10:33:55 PM Eastern Standard Time Fear. It oozes from the hearts of every character in Ayn Rands Anthem. It is a fear comparative to that of the thousands of slaves kept by a single master, or the millions in concentration camps that were maintained by a measly hundred or thousand. It is the the fear to rebel against an already accepted fate. Once this fear is instilled, it condemns generation after generation, and unless it is stopped it will be accepted as the only way to live. Luckily, there are exceptions. Lights at the end of the eternally dark tunnels. Great thinkers that, under the right circumstances, could expand and reach heights ...
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What Does The Bible Say About Muhammad - 3,214 words
... would undoubtedly be the Arabs. Abraham had two wives, Sarah and Hagar. Hagar bore Abraham a son, his first born, '..and Abraham called his son's name, which Hagar bare Ishmael.' (Genesis 16:15). 'And Abraham took Ishmael his son..' (Genesis 17:23). 'And Ishmael his son was thirteen years old, when he was circumcised in the flesh of his foreskin.' (Genesis 17:25). Up to the age of thirteen Ishmael was the only son of Abraham, then God grants him another son through Sarah, named Isaac, who was very much the junior to his brother Ishmael. If Ishmael and Isaac are the sons of the same father Abraham, then they are brothers. And so the children of the one are the bretheren of the children of ...
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Saving The Animals - 963 words
In Buffalo New York on October 23rd of last year, Dr. Barnett Slepian was murdered. He wasnt killed because of his financial status or because of a dispute he had with a patient. Someone who never really knew Dr. Slepian, someone who never met his family, a person who didnt agree with Dr. Slepians job, took his life. This is a great example to show how a disagreement in ideology can lead to actions that no one has the authority to take. An animal liberator bombing a meat processing plant is like the pro-life activist killing the doctor who performs abortions. Both of the actions dont achieve the results that are intended, they both claim that they help save the lives of the innocent, and the ...
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Conformity - 798 words
A Japanese proverb says, "The nail that sticks out will be hammered down." Society tries to place many rules on us as individuals as to what is acceptable and what is not. We must decide for ourselves whether to conform to such a social decorum. We are taught as soon as we are old enough to grasp the idea that it is bad to be unique and to avoid being different. At some point, however, we must decide within ourselves whether to spend every day trying to be like everyone else because society says we should or living each day true to ourselves. Our strength as a person is proven through what we decide. E. E. Cummings once said, "To be nobody but yourself-in a world which is doing it's best nig ...
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British Imperialism In India - 1,652 words
All the leadership had spent their early years in England. They were influenced by British thought, British ideas, that is why our leaders were always telling the British "How can you do these things? Theyre against your own basic values.". We had no hatred, in fact it was the other way round - it was their values that made us revolt." -Aruna Asaf Ali, a leader of the Indian National Congress. (Masani, quoted in Wood, 32, 1989) There is no doubt that British imperialism had a large impact on India. India, having previously been an group of independent and semi-independent princedoms and territories, underwent great change under British administration. Originally intended to consolidate their ...
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Analysis Of Leo Tolstoy And His Work "how Much Land Does A Man Need?" - 1,189 words
... much can result in loss of everything. Tolstoy uses the characters in his stories to reinforce his ideas (Kell 18). Tolstoy used symbolism in his stories to teach lessons and to convey messages. Tolstoy uses Pahom's race against the sun to symbolize Pahom's race against time and the race for his life. The lower the sun gets on the horizon; the symbolism that Tolstoy uses creates a sense of urgency and panic. Pahom finally makes it to the place where he began, to claim his land, by the time that the sun sets, but as the reader comes to discover; Pahom dies upon his arrival. Tolstoy used this story to convey the moral that one should not try to exceed ones limitations. Leo Tolstoy encoura ...
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