Mccarthyism - 1,481 words
... nate to sneak by, because La Follette was a popular man. His Democratic foe was to be Professor Howard McMurray. McCarty used his ability to put issues simply, among other things, to beat his opponent by nearly a 2 to 1 ratio. The Senatorial career of Joseph R. McCarthy was on its way. In his first three years as senator, McCarthy was an everyday senator. He was guided by money from lobbyists, and the most interesting of these are stints with Pepsi-Cola and the real estate-prefab home industry. At the time, sugar was strictly rationed. According to Richard Rovere in his book Senator Joe McCarthy, the Allied Molasses Company, sugar supplier for Pepsi, somehow got a hold of a million and a ...
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Life And Legend Of Howard Hughes - 1,970 words
The Life and Legend of Howard Hughes Throughout the 20th century, it has been the media's job to pinpoint what events and people would prove to be an effective story. This was certainly the case for Howard R. Hughes. Son to the wealthy Howard Hughes Sr., Howard became the interest of the American people and newspapers for most of his life. Being deemed one of the most famous men of the mid-20th century was greatly attributed to Hughes's skills as an industrialist, aviator, and motion-picture producer combined with his enormous wealth, intellect, and achievement. The media thrived on Howard's unusual and sometimes scandalous life, especially in his later years when newspapers would frequently ...
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Mp - 1,216 words
Two years ago, MP3 was just another audio compression format. Today, it's a Net phenomenon that's at the center of an enormous controversy. That's because MP3 makes it possible for people with an Internet connection to bypass record stores (and cashiers) and download CD-quality music by their favorite artists--for free. MP3 is great for music lovers and cheapskates, who can download funky tunes to their hearts' content without spending a dime; however, it's a nightmare for musicians and record companies, who can only watch helplessly as their profits drop into a digital black hole. MP3 is short for MPEG-1 Layer 3 (Moving Pictures Expert Group), a format for storing digital audio. It uses an ...
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Price Discrimination - 1,162 words
Define, discuss, and account for the existence of price discrimination. Compare and exemplify the first, second, and third degrees of such discrimination. Price discrimination is the practice of setting different pricing formulas in different virtual markets, while still maintaining the same product throughout. The prices are based upon the price elasticity of demand in each given market. In more practical terms, that means that during Ladies Night at M.P. OReillys, it costs more for me to have a beer than if I were a female simply because this particular saloon sees fit to charge members of the female species less as a means to draw more such females to the establishment on such a night. Pr ...
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1984 - 1,705 words
The film segment chosen was the final scene from Stanley Kubrik^s 2001 A Space Odyssey made in 1968. As the name would suggest, the film is set almost entirely in the future. Already having projected itself over 30 years into the future, it would be safe to assume that this motion picture offers a wealth of imagery and futuristic vision. It does. It is towards the end of the film, however, that Kubrik offers this to us on a much greater scale. In these few minutes, we are presented with the dawn of a new era: a near incomprehensible evolution of humanity. Through many complex design devices, the set design successfully achieves a vision for the future that is neither dystopian, nor entirely ...
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Thomas Alva Edison - 529 words
Thomas Alva Edison was born on February 11, 1847 in Milan, Ohio. His father was a shingle maker and his mother was a school teacher. When Edison was seven, he moved to Port Huron, Michigan. Edison attended school there. He tended to ask many questions and this would bother his teachers. The teachers told his mother that he was mentally retarded and could never learn. He would not stay focused and was too active to learn. He only attended three months of formal education and the rest of the time his mother educated him at home. Edison loved to read. His favorite books were science books that involved chemistry information. Since he was young, he liked to do chemistry experiments. When he was ...
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Oskar Shindler - 385 words
Schindler, Oskar (1908-74), German businessman whose fame rests on his remarkable rescue of more than 1,000 Jews during the Nazi Holocaust. Oskar Schindler was born in the Sudetenland, Czechoslovakia. He moved to Poland in 1930 and made a fortune in Krakw. He saved 1,200 Polish Jews from the Nazi death camps by employing them at a munitions factory he opened using Jewish labor. The factory had been a bankrupt manufacturer of enamelware when Schindler bought it and used it to fill military contracts. In 1944, Schindler moved the factory and all of the workers to Moravia when the Red Army was closing in on Krakw. The story of Schindler's achievement was told in a 1982 book, 'Schindler's Ark', ...
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Jfk Assassination - 1,841 words
... Book Depository, at that nights police lineup he failed to positively identify Oswald. What is interesting to note is that in a repeatedly contradictory testimony, Brennan decided that it was indeed Oswald whom he saw in the window. Later when the FBI questioned him he went back to his original story and told them he was no longer certain who it was in the perch. But when it finally came time for him to testify to the Warren Commission, he was able again to positively identify Oswald as the man. The Warren Commission snapped up his statements and used them as valuable evidence in their report (Hurt, 89). Other key witnesses, Carolyn Walther and Ruby Henderson, both testified that they sa ...
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African Americans Versus The Social Sciences - 2,706 words
... e a loss of self-control and a disregard for custom and good taste." The size of the smaller Negro brain shows how inferior Negroes are. The deficiencies of the Negro brain can be blamed because "its physical growth" is "halted abruptly at puberty." Puberty is the moment in which the Negro body and brain cease to develop. It seems odd to consider that the brain will stop developing at such an early period in ones life, preventing further enlargement and development of the intellectual properties of the brain. At this stage the brain possesses the process of perception, memory, and motor responses. It is after puberty where critical thinking, comprehension of complex situations and "abili ...
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Leonard Peltier Case - 1,609 words
... able to keep the residents of the Pine Ridge Reservation under a blanket of fear and helplessness (Matthiessen, 296). This was the situation at Pine Ridge when elders asked the AIM to come, to support those on the reservation who were under attack from the FBI and from Dick Wilson. What followed is still controversial today. On June 26, 1975, two unmarked cars drove onto Jumping Bull property in the Pine Ridge Reservation supposedly searching for a young Indian who stole some cowboy boots. They followed a group of men in a pickup truck, and the men pulled to the side. A gunfight erupted between the Indians and two FBI agents, and exploded into a firefight between 30 Indian men, women an ...
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Rebecca Movie Vs The Novel - 1,266 words
Rebecca, a classic suspense novel written by Daphne Du Maurier is considered one of the finest Gothic romance of the 20th century. It was first published in 1938, and became immediate best seller. Alfred Hitchcock gave it a yet wider audience when he made it into a memorable motion picture. Starring Laurence Oliver as Maxim de Winter and Joan Fontaine as Mrs. de Winter, the black and white version of the movie, was based on the book. The book and the movie are not very much alike, in fact, they are in several ways different. Nonetheless, most of the movie followed the book closely, however, many important scenes from the book were not presented in the movie version. Moreover, some details th ...
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Thomas Edison - 592 words
As the end of the 20th century becomes closer each day, some of us will think back of the good times and memories they've had. Some of us may even think of the great leaders or people that have impacted their lives and the world. People such as Martin Luther King, John F. Kennedy, or maybe even Bill Clinton are a few of the many people that might cross your mind. There is one person you will know for sure before you leave here today because he was considered the greatest inventor in history. Even though he only had 3 months of formal schooling and was partially deaf, this man impacted the world with his great inventions. This man was Thomas Alva Edison. Thomas Edison was born on Feb 11, 1847 ...
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Vcr Vs Dvd - 643 words
The world was amazed when the first motion picture was made. People came from all over the world to see the first silent movie. Again, people were astonished when they added sound. Finally, when people were able to bring this technology home with them, they were in awe. Everyone needed to have it. It was a messy situation when things went wrong. Then came the technology of videocassettes. This revolutionized the home movie industry. And made it easier without the mess. Just recently, technology released another form of a move player. The DVD is the newest addition to the world of home entertainment. At this time the two major machines are the VCR and the DVD players. As technology progresses ...
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Pokemon - 803 words
Just a little more than year ago a Japanese series has incorporated itself into American television, and has taken the entire U.S. by storm. By now you should know what im talking about, if not were have you been. "Pokemon" a show about a young boy named Ash, and his friends Pikachu, Brock, Misty, and a cast 150 other Pokemon. I cant forget the comical bad guys Team Rocket. Pokemon has a way of life for some young kids in the way of TV series, toys, video games, t-shirts, trading cars, and recently released motion picture. Is Pokemon just an entertaining Japanimation show about a brave young man prom Palate town and his Pikachu or is it much more. The Japanese company created the characters ...
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The Three Stooges - 933 words
The Three Stooges developed their own brand of comedy. They specialized in slapstick, and produced a number of comedies, which are now becoming recognized as classics. During their prime moviemaking years, the 1930s and '40s, the Three Stooges made great comedy movies. The Stooges currently hold the record for appearing in more movies than any other comedy team in history. The Three Stooges started their career as a trio in 1925 in a studio in California. They were all actors that wanted to make people laugh. They thought it would be fun to decivilize society. The more rude and violent they acted, the more popular they became. The boss of the Three Stooges throughout its entirety was Moe How ...
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Censorship Hiding Reality - 782 words
Charles Bradlaugh revealed the reality of censorship beautifully when he stated, "Without free speech no search for truth is possible...no discovery of truth is useful...Better a thousandfold abuse free speech than denial of free speech. The abuse dies in a day, but the denial slays the life of the people, and entombs the hope of the race." Bradlaugh realized the importance of restraining censorship from destroying truth. Censorship continues to be increasingly present in our everyday lives. It can be found in things such as music and even art. But where is the line to be drawn between censorship and violation of the First Amendment? The answer to this problem is in high demand. Unfortunatel ...
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Tim Burton - 1,205 words
Although the typical layman would immediately label him an oddball, those who are a little bit more familiar with Tim Burton would say that he's a beautiful mess. Burton was born August 25, 1958 in Burbank, California. He lived in typical suburbia, along with his brother and parents, although he never felt very attached to them. He felt much closer to the films of Vincent Price and the writings of Edgar Allan Poe. While his parents wanted him to go play outside and be "normal," he would rather soak into a 1950's horror movie, or just withdraw into his own mind, into his own world. When asked about his childhood, he responded, "I guess if there was a flavor [of childhood], I guess childhood w ...
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Tim Burton - 1,218 words
... more stylized city that mixed one form of bleak architecture right next door to the other, which created the ultimate feeling of confusion and hopelessness. In addition, Burton only let the audience see Gotham City in sunlight for two scenes. Again, like a cartoon, he creates Gotham City not on the conventions of realism, but rather a few selected elements of reality, then exaggerates them out of proportion. The Gothic scenery followed Burton in the film between his Batman's, Edward Scissorhands. The castle of Edward, Johnny Depp, dominates the skyline of suburbia below it. The castle is even more gloomy than the original City of Gotham because it has sharper Gothic angles, a barren law ...
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20th Century Theater - 1,035 words
At the beginning of the twentieth century, American theatre was heavily dominated by commercialism. In 1909, an attempt to establish a European-style art theatre in New York City was made (Geisinger, 241). The building was so cavernous and unsuited for experimental work that the project failed after two seasons. Dedicated to producing the best of European and classical drama and to fostering new American plays, the first production groups of the 1900s were amateurs (Geisinger, 241). The memberships were organized by subscription, so that true experiment could be conducted without commercial pressure. One of the first of these companies in New York City was the Washington Square Players. From ...
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Neo Nazi - 610 words
Skinheads are a subdivision group of Neo-Nazis. During the late 1960s, skinhead groups organized in Britain. By the 1970s, the British National Front (NF)-the Nation Socialist Party- began to infiltrate skinhead groups. They espoused nationalism, and often staged protests against nonwhite immigration. The trend spread to other countries including the United States, and Canada. Today, skinhead groups in North America are known by such names as Hammerskins, Fourth Reich Skins, League of Aryan Warriors, These racist skinheads, who are known for their shaved heads and membership in hate groups, have been responsible for many violent acts. According to Mertons anomie theory, they exhibit the fift ...
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