International Terrorism - 1,431 words
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM By John Freel. This was a very difficult project for me to carry out, coming from an area were racial discrimination is almost non existent were only sometimes does religious bigotry raise it's ugly head, but not nearly in the proportions of this project. Ku Klux Klan, is a secret terrorist organisation that originated in the southern states during the period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War and was reactivated on a wider geographic basis in the 20th century. The original Klan was organised in Pulaski, Tennessee, on December 24, 1865, by six former Confederate army officers who gave their society a name taken from the Greek word kuklos, which means c ...
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Alcatraz - 878 words
Alcatraz: United States Penitentiary As a result of the Great Depression, a new breed of violent criminals swept the streets of America. In response to the cries of alarmed citizens, Congress enacted a number of statutes, which gave the federal government jurisdiction over certain criminal offenses previously held by the states. With the suggestion of former US Attorney General, Homes Cummings, Congress agreed that a special penal institution of maximum security and minimum privilege be established. In 1934, the legendary US Penitentiary of Alcatraz was born and became the home of Americas most wanted for the next thirty years. Once authorized by Congress, the US Department of Justice acquir ...
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The Final Months Of The Civil War - 1,160 words
The Civil War was one of momentous proportion. It was disastrous in terms of human life, because more Americans died in this war that any other war in history. This paper is mainly about and around those involved on the battlefield in the final months of the civil war. It will also refer to the leading men behind the Union and Confederate forces. The war was coming to an end by January of 1865. At that time, Federal, Union, armies were spread throughout the Confederacy and the Confederate Army had greatly shrunk in size. The year before the North had suffered a huge loss of lives, but had more than enough to lose in comparison to the South. General Ulysses S. Grant became known as the Butche ...
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Ray Bradbury - 1,502 words
"Ray Bradbury is one of the immortals among us, whose classic works of science fiction, fantasy and horror will be read a thousand years from now by our descendents and the relatives alike of the planets of a thousand distant stars." ( Dragon*con, website). Hes won many awards for his writings and lectures, and I have no doubt in my mind that his writings will live on forever. "It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed. With the brass nozzle in his fists, with this great python spitting its venomous kerosene upon the world, the blood pounded in his head, and his hands were the hands of some amazing conductor playing all the symphonies of blazing and b ...
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Fahrenheit 451 - 1,149 words
It was a pleasure to burn. It was a special pleasure to see things eaten, to see things blackened and changed, begins Fahrenheit 451 (1). This opening of Bradburys novel immediately evokes the consequences of the careless use of new technology and modern-mans refusal to recognize these consequences (de Koster 44). The book Fahrenheit 451 is one of only two novels that Ray Bradbury has written, the other being Something Wicked This Way Comes. (Many believe that Dandelion Wine and The Martian Chronicles are novels when in fact they are just collections of different stories put together by connected themes.) The idea for the story comes from a story called the The Fireman published in Galaxy. T ...
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The Effects Of Alcatraz - 1,082 words
Between the years 1934 and 1963 one of the most infamous prisons in history was operated. Alcatraz Island Federal Penitentiary earned a reputation for being one of the most feared prisons in the world. Its maximum security escape-proof environment was built to house the most villainous criminals of its time. For 29 years, under four wardens, Alcatraz Penitentiary succeeded as being a place of isolation and reformation for a total of 1,567 inmates. During the 1930s a crime wave crashed through American towns and cities. The primary cause for the eruption and eventual spread of criminal activity, during this period known as the Gangster Era, was the legal prohibition of intoxicating drinks. Ga ...
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William Tecumseh Sherman - 1,089 words
On May 8, 1861, William Tecumseh Sherman wrote to the Secretary of War, offering his services not for three months, but for three years. He did not want to become a political general and on June 20, 1861 accepted the grade of Colonel in the Thirteenth Regular Infantry. He assumed command of a brigade in the First Division of McDowell's army under the command of Brigadier-General Daniel Tyler. His brigade, stationed at a stone bridge during the battle of First Manassas( Bull Run), was routed by devastating Confederate cannon fire. In August, 1861, Sherman and George H. Thomas were promoted to Brigadier General and were assigned to the Department of the Cumberland under the command of Brigadie ...
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1920sroaring And Depression - 1,990 words
It is likely that when comparing Civil War Generals that the historian cannot make general or specific comparisons between personalities like Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant. They eventually fought each other, and Grant was the victor. Who was more bold? Who was more the genius? Who had the best instincts? When comparing Robert E. Lee with Joseph Johnston comparisons come quickly. One was a bold offensive minded general and the other? And the other was also an offensive minded general who lacked boldness. As a strategist Johnston seems to have been dominated by the concepts of Frederick the Great, Jomini, and Napoleon. He rarely strayed from the accepted maxims. Concentration and maneuver ...
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Alcatraz - 1,307 words
Alcatraz Island was opened from 1934 to 1963. At that time it was the last stop in the federal penitentiary pipeline. It housed famous criminals such as Al Scarface Capone, George Machine Gun Kelly, and Robert Stroud, The Birdman of Alcatraz (American Automobile Association 81). The warden, James Johnston, turned it into such a brutal place that even the most hardened criminals started calling it Hellcatraz. That raises the question was Alcatrazs brutality essential, or just plain cruel? Located on a twenty-two acre island in San Francisco Bay, about a half mile off shore (National Geographic), Alcatraz was built out of an old military fort. It consisted of a cellhouse, the old fort, work bu ...
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Wild Mustangs - 1,627 words
... feed." (Amaral 23) For instance, in 1880, only 520 acres of hay were cut in the entire state. Horses and cattle simply roamed and many were never claimed in the annual roundups. Ranchers even turned horses out during periods of drought, when they had little of no feed. The horses would then range for feed, and eventually join together to form bands. As long as horses were loosely ranged they were constant attractions to the wild herds. A rancher named Wilkinson turned out fifteen hundred mares on Diamond A Range of Elko county to range for the winter. When he and his crew returned that spring to collect them, they found that many had joined the wild herds and were virtually impossible to ...
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Battle Of Shilo - 502 words
The Battle of Shiloh 1962 The Battle of Shiloh was one of bloodiest battles of the civil War. In fact it was one of the bloodiest battles fought on Tennessee soil. The battle was actually fought in Pittsburgh Landing Tennessee. The battle Was named after a church in the area were the wounded and dead were Taken. The pre- battle, the battle, and the post battle were all important to Before the Battle of Shiloh was fought a lot of important things happened which made the battle very important. The confederates had just sustained very hard losses at Forts Henry and Donelson . After these losses Gen. Joseph Johnston was placed in charge of the remaining forces . Gen. Johnston set his headquarter ...
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Civil War End Of A Tragedy - 1,224 words
The American Civil War was a war of epic proportion. Never before and not since have so many Americans died in battle. It was truly tragic in terms of material losses, financial losses, and irreplaceable human life. By January of 1865, the war that started nearly four years earlier was coming to an end. Federal (Union) armies were spread throughout the south and the Confederate Army had shrunk extremely in size. In the year before, the North had lost an enormous amount of lives, but had more than enough to lose in comparison to the South. General Grant became known as the Butcher (Grant, Ulysses S., Personal Memoirs of U.S. Grant, New York: Charles L. Webster & Co.,1894) and many wanted to s ...
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Persuasion - 409 words
For this homework assignment, I was asked to create or find two examples of persuasion, and explain the examples using the vocabulary found in chapter 6 of the text The Art and Science of Persuasion by Deirdre D. Johnston. The two examples that I will be discussing were found in The Dickinson Press, Tuesday, February 15, 2000 issue. One was taken out of the Opinion section of the paper (referred to as example 1), and the other was seized out of the Life Style section (referred to as example 2). Example #2, the Sears advertisement, is an example of a structural strategy. It uses the foot-in-the-door technique in a very obvious way. In bold print, the Presidents Day Sale that subtracts an addi ...
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Violence In The Workplace - 1,488 words
A 16-year-old female restaurant employee is raped by her assistant manager. An old employee who was downsized shoots a 55-year-old engineer. Yearly 1 million Americans are victims of violence while working (Black, p2). Four American are murdered on the job everyday. Everyday millions of Americans leave their homes to began their workday, however some do not always return. The workplace is becoming a common ground for violence. The U.S. Bureau of Justice Statistics estimates that more than 2 million people each year become victims of violent crimes at work, (Jarman 1). Thus, making the workplace homicide the fastest growing form of murder. Violence on the job can appear in many forms from sim ...
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Battles Of The Civil War - 1,044 words
The Battle of Antietam was a one-day confrontation between 41,000 Confederates under the command of General Robert E. Lee and 87,000 Union troops commanded General George B. McClellan. The stage for Antietam was set when Lee undertook an invasion of the North in late Summer 1862. The war's course was changed. The day marked the Turning Point of the Civil War, after which the North's superior numbers and resources become an inexorable force. Soon after the smoke cleared, Abraham Lincoln used the occasion of this battle to announce the Emancipation Proclamation, and the British chose not to increase their support for Southern independence. One major victory for the north was the conquest of At ...
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The Lifwe Of General Stonewall Jackson - 659 words
The Life of General Stonewall Jackson by Mary L. Williamson recounts the major things that happened in Thomas J. Jacksons life that led him to be known as one of the greatest generals in Americas history. Thomas Jonathan Stonewall Jackson was born on January 21, 1824, in Clarksburg, Virginia. Although he had parents, they died during the young years of his life. After the death of his parents Thomas J. Jackson was sent to uncle after uncle, until one of the uncles decided to raise this ficious young lad. At the age of seventeen, Jackson started to look for a job. After a few days later, he accepted an offer to be a constable for Lewis County. A year later, he was to soon start his journey to ...
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Abraham - 1,061 words
Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. He was born in a log cabin near Hodgenville, Kentucky. His parents names were Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks Lincoln. He was named after his paternal grandfather. His father was a carpenter and farmer. Both of Abe's parents were members of a Baptist congregation, which had separated from another church due to opposition to slavery. When Abe was 7, his family moved to southern Indiana. Abe had gone to school very little in Kentucky and went again in Indiana. He attended school with his older sister Sarah. In 1818 Nancy Hanks Lincoln died from milk sickness. Thomas Lincoln remarried the next year, and Abraham loved his new stepmother, Sarah Bush J ...
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Stainless Steel - 1,799 words
... n tap water and washing detergents is responsible for pitting in stainless steel cookery. Pitting, small indentations in the surface, is a sign that the chromium-oxide barrier has been dissolved in a localized area, but is purely superficial. (7) Any damage to the oxide barrier is quickly self-repaired. With the now exposed metal, Chromium again reacts with oxygen and forms a new protective coating. Contaminates, such as oil, grease, or particles of standard steel on the metal surface can sometimes interfere with this process. Pickling is an acid cleaning process that removes this debris, but the chemicals involved include strong hydrofluoric acids and must be used with great care. Refor ...
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The Vikings - 348 words
Joseph Johnston was a Confederate general and American army officer. Johnston was born in Farmville, Va., on February 3, l807. Johnston was often recognized for his defensive abilities but criticized for being overly cautious. He was often wounded and known for his bravery in the Seminole and Mexican wars. He was looked down on as an able officer and became the quartermaster general of the army. In April of l86l, Joseph Johnston followed his state into the Confederacy and was appointed a general in the Southern Army. In July he commanded Confederate troops at the First Battle of Bull Run. Although he got the victory, he shared the credit with his colleague, General P.G.T. Beauregard. In May ...
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The Medias Effect On Underage Alcohol Abuse - 1,699 words
The Medias Effects on Underage Drinking The use of alcohol is a major aspect of our society. It is used in religious ceremonies, during socialization, and its presence is seen everywhere. Second only to caffeine, more people drink alcohol than any other substance. It appears in many forms such as beer, wine, and hard liquor. It has been praised, denounced, accepted, and outlawed in the past century alone. The effects of alcohol are numerous. From drunk driving accidents to fetal alcohol syndrome, from liver disease to the increased chance of sexually transmitted disease, alcohols reach is widespread. Alcohol contributes to 100,000 deaths annually, making it the third leading cause of prevent ...
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