Motives For Exploration - 816 words
Until the late 1400's, Europeans did not know the existence of the two American continents ( North and South America ). To the European explorers, exploring the other side of the Atlantic was like exploring an entire different world, hence the name- the New World. In 1492, Christopher Columbus unknowingly discovered the new continent. His original motives for exploring was to find an easier route to Asia but instead, he discovered the New World. Thus; Spain, France and England began sending out conquistadors and explorers to the uncharted terrains of the new continent. Motives for the Spanish, French, and English explorers varied greatly, however, they were similar in some ways. The motives ...
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The Success Of England And S Spain In The Colonization Of The New World - 1,169 words
The Success of England and Spain in the Colonization of the New World The success in the colonization of the New World (America) depended of many factors such as the treatment of the natives, the Church, methods of government, the support of the colonists, the role of religion, and also the condition of the country who wanted to colonize. I consider success when you have a goal and you achieve it, or perhaps when you obtain something good . I think that the English were more successful than the Spanish in colonizing the new world because England was more stable that Spain, they had a powerful army, a better economy system and also because Spanish only wanted gold and richness from the coloni ...
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Dbq Federalist Vs Antifederalist - 1,002 words
It can be argued that the Federalists were the first political party in the United States. Their goal was simple; to unite the states and form a strong central government. There were various attempts at uniting the states, the first of which was the Articles of Confederation. These articles were not effective due to the fact that they did not have the power to tax the States or the power to enforce a uniform commercial policy. This caused the government to basically go bankrupt, and when this occurred, it was evident that the Federalists had failed in their plan of union. Their next attempt, the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, was successful in uniting the States, but still lacked ...
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Gyptian And Mesopotamia Art - 464 words
Though they were close geographically, the differences in their customs put Mesopotamia and Egypt worlds apart. These two Empires were in some ways radically different, yet in others, amazingly similar. Both built temples, farmed, had social classes, had government, and praised many gods. Under their great rulers, these two empires expanded and developed many things that still effect us in our lives today. Egypt was located in the Nile River Valley. They used the fertile land and yearly flood to their advantage. The floods leave huge amount of silt from the highlands with which to farm. They farmed Cereal crops such as wheat and barley. The Nile also supplied geese and fish, and wild papyrus ...
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The Eyes Of The Dragon - 1,053 words
The theme of the book, The Eyes of the Dragon, by Stephen King, is to stick to one's beliefs no matter what happens and always do what one knows is right. Don't give up on oneself; anything is possible. King Roland was the noble king of Delain. He was known as Roland the Good. He was, by far, not a bad king, though he was really not a great king. He meant no harm and was successful, but whenever he meant to do great things, he seemed to be unsuccessful. Roland, king of Delain, had two sons and had done his best to raise them without a wife. Peter, the oldest, was much like his father. He was successful at avoiding harm of the kingdom. In addition, he seemed to be more successful at the great ...
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Wellness For The Employees - 1,041 words
There are many reasons for the employees to get involved in a wellness program. Whether they like it or not overall wellness will affect their everyday life, at home as well as at work. The fact of the matter is that people that are in good health are usually more coherent and are able to enjoy more out of life. With more incentive going towards corporations paying subsidies to encourage employee participation there is increasing demand by employees to have a wellness program implemented. A study of health risk data and medical insurance claims at a paper mill in Canton, North Carolina, revealed that the Canton employees who had taken part in a health and fitness programs spent an average of ...
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Strategic Management Of Quaker Oats Company - 1,731 words
The Quaker Oats Company, officially formed in 1901, is currently undergoing massive reorganization, which will dramatically change its position in the industry. Over the last four years, Quaker Oats' returns have been consistently rocky. Quaker unloaded Snapple, its ice-cream toppings and condiments business, and its frozen bagel business 1997. The company has turned to an emphasis on its high performing products such as Gatorade and bagged cereals. Gatorade accounts for more than one-third of the company's total sales and claims over 80% of the US sports-drink market. Quaker is also a leading producer of granola bars, rice cakes, pancake mixes and syrups, and value-added grain products (Ric ...
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Target Corporation - 2,007 words
... rice to revenue ratio more than doubled since 1995 when it was only .23. Target Corporation has been very efficient, which reflects a return on equity of 20.2% in 1999 compared to 9.9% in 1996. Inventory turnover was relatively low at 6.3 in 1999. It is one of Targets main areas of concentration. Profitability can be seen by comparing net profit after taxes to net sales resulting in a net profit margin of 3.5%. In 1999 Target Corporation also displayed a gross profit margin of 31.7%. The liquidity is displayed using the current ratio and the quick ratio. The current ratio of 1.1 has decreased since 1996 when it was more favorable at 1.4. The quick ratio also decreased by only one tenth o ...
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Case About Yahoo - 1,567 words
1. Success as a Web Search Engine a. Why was Yahoo! such an early success on the Web? Yahoo was an early success due to a combination of factors such as timing, hard work, and a good understanding of Web surfers tastes and needs.. In early 1995, Net mania was just flowering. It was a great time to be a young entrepreneur with an Internet idea. Dave Faldo and Jerry Yang saw a consumer need for classifying and differentiating web sights. Resting the urge to automate this process, Yahoos founders instead chose to manually perform this search, reviewing and classifying roughly 1000 sights a day. This approach combined with their decision to offer a free service lead to early success. b. Why was ...
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Multiple Intelligence - 1,400 words
Harold Gardner (1983) of Harvard University has identified several kinds of intelligence people possess. Particularly, this finding poses significant implications in classroom instructions. More often than not, children and even adults (who are grown up children) are labeled negatively if and when they manifest either a very fast, slow or no understanding at the entire subject matter. Identifying childrens various strengths among these intelligences will direct the teachers toward more successful teaching strategies, curriculum, and assessment planning that can accommodate different students more effectively based on their orientation to learning. It is the objective of this paper to enumera ...
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Challenges Facing Urban Transport In Asia - 1,572 words
... oyment and services so as to shorten journeys, public transport availability effectiveness and fares, and road pricing. In urbanized areas with substantial amount of congestion caused by motorization, road pricing offers the best solution since it promotes both the purposes; it encourages that the socially efficient number of trips be undertaken and raises revenue to finance road ways and transport expansion to the efficient level. More ever, road pricing can contribute to viable loan financing and voluntary participation of the private sector. Some supplements to other basic taxes which may be used are petrol tax and parking fees, which should be set such that they can contribute to t ...
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Brighton Rock - 717 words
Does Greene raise his characters from mere functions in a detective novel to characters whose motivations are believable? Use two characters to illustrate your argument. Brighton Rock, by Graham Greene, is a book based in 1930s underworld Brighton. The novel is based on the tale of Pinky, a teenage gangster, and his conflict against an amateur detective, Ida, who is intent on bringing Pinky to justice. In many ways Brighton Rock can be classed as a detective novel as it contains certain elements of this particular style of writing. Features characteristically used in such novels include thriller elements, violence and rapidly paced action, all of which are present in Brighton Rock. In a dete ...
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The Attempts Made - 881 words
Death of a Salesman, by Arthur Miller, is a play depicting one man, Willy Loman, in his attempt to achieve the American Dream while living amongst his wife and children. Throughout the play the reader is introduced to many characters, some who are dynamic and some who are static. In any good literal work there is a balance of both of these types of characters, and Death of a Salesman is no exception that Willy Loman, his wife Linda, and their two children, Biff and Happy, create these characteristics. Willy Loman is focused on his primary goal to achieve the American Dream through hard work. At the beginning of the play Willy had declined to travel with his brother, he insisted that he would ...
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Is Napoleon Bonaparte Machiavellian In Nature - 846 words
In 1513, Niccolo Machiavelli wrote a piece of work called, "The Prince". It was written to all principalities, and that which is parallel to what Machiavelli suggests is often referred to as being "Machiavellian". The purpose of this essay is to ask the question "Is Napoleon Bonaparte Machiavellian in Nature?" By the evidence found from Napoleon's life and accomplishments it can said that he was not Machiavellian in nature, which can be demonstrated by numerous accounts as well as some suggested characteristics given by Machiavelli, to support this theory. This essay will take a look at Napoleon's leadership skills, his beliefs and ideals, as well as his personality that made him a great pol ...
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Stalins 5 Year Plan - 509 words
Stalin was born in 1879 and died 1953. He was the leader of Russia and wanted to industrialize it because they were behind most of the other countries. A quote that Stalin made was "We are 100 years behind the advanced countries. We must make good this lag in ten years. Either we do it, or they crush us!" In order to bring Russia up to the current level of industry he employed a variety of different ideas to help Russia. Stalin was a tyrannical leader and did what he had to do to keep Russia from falling more and more behind the more industrialized countries. He would kill many people if had to, and he did. In 1928 Stalin started the first of 2 five-year plans. For the first five-year plan S ...
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The Legue The Un The Future - 3,611 words
During the First World War several world leaders such as President of the United States(U.S.) Woodrow Wilson and South African Prime Minster Jan Smuts, advocated the need for an international organization that preserved peace and settled disputes by arbitration. When peace negotiations began in October 1918,United States president Woodrow Wilson insisted that his Fourteen Points serve as a basis for the signing of the Armistice . The Armistice included the formation of the League of Nations (here after refereed to as the League). And as the years went by the League grew to be a formidable organization. It's goals and objectives were precise, they were to attain and maintain world peace. By 1 ...
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Southern Horrors And Other Writings - 955 words
What is mob violence? Well, nowadays, mob violence differs in comparison to mob violence in the nineteenth century. In the years following the Civil War, there was a lot of mistreatment of African Americans. Ida B. Wells, a young African American journalist, investigated and accounted for the violence acted upon the African Americans during the Post-Reconstruction period. Wells wrote about her investigations because she belied it was the "first step to tell the world the facts" and to make lynching "a crime against American values"(27). In the book Southern Horrors and Other Writings, Royster discussed the mob violence of the lower South and the steps that Wells took to end this violence. Du ...
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The Industrial Revolution - 1,177 words
It has, been variously called the "Western Miracle" (Rosenberg and Birdzell 42) and the "European Miracle," (Jones) but it is commonly known as the Industrial Revolution. Subsequent to the Middle Ages, populations in Western Europe began developing technology that enhanced their ability to generate products and which led to significantly higher standards of living than populations elsewhere on the planet. It should be noted that this does not suggest that the quality of life was better for the Europeans, only that even the poorest European was materially better off than his counterpart in India or China. This research examines why the Industrial Revolution took place in Europe, and why it di ...
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Wealth Of Nations - 1,156 words
In the first book of The Wealth of Nations, Adam Smith discusses the Variations in the Proportion between the respective Values of Gold and Silver. Throughout history, these two metals have been regarded as mints of significant value. Before mines were found in America, the difference in value between silver and gold was usually seen as proportionate, where one ounce of fine gold was considered equivalent to anywhere from ten to twelve ounces of fine silver. More recently, the values have changed as much as one ounce of fine gold to be equal to as much as fourteen or fifteen ounces of fine silver. Over the years, it is said that both silver and gold have dropped in value, but the drop of sil ...
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On the continent of Africa a small village prepares for an important ceremony and the feast the will follow. Today, 9 little girls ages 5-11 will be circumcised by a village woman who has learned the skill from her mother and grandmother. Using a razor blade she will remove their clitoris and labia while they are held down by a few other women from the village. Then, each little girl will be sewn shut, with only a small opening left through which their urine and menstrual blood with flow. If the girls survives the procedure and many bouts of infection that may follow, the stitches will not be removed once she heals from the circumcision. Instead, they will be torn apart by her husband on her ...
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