All Quiet On The Westren Front - 5,580 words
All Quiet on the Western Front Chapter SummaryBy: Jesse CodyAll Quiet on the Western Front is an anti-war novel from the opening chapters. Many critics of the novel in the early days after the publication of the novel blamed Remarque for writing for shock value. They did not want to believe his novel represented the truth about World War I. In many ways, such people were like Paul's schoolmaster, Kantorek. They wanted to cling to classical, romantic notions of war. However, Remarque wrote his novel specifically to shatter those idealistic illusions. Yes, he wrote to shock, but he also wrote to educate.The young teenage men who enlisted in the army on both sides often never recovered from th ...
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Fdrs Influence As President - 2,006 words
Some have called him the best president yet. Others have even claimed that he was the world's most influential and successful leader of the twentieth century. Those claims can be backed up by the overwhelming support that he received from his citizens throughout his four terms in office. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt began a new era in American history by ending the Great Depression that the country had fallen into in 1929. His social reforms gave people a new perspective on government. Government was not only expected to protect the people from foreign invaders, but to protect against poverty and joblessness. Roosevelt had shown his military and diplomatic skill as the Commander in Ch ...
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Beloved - 1,135 words
Toni Morrison was born in Loraine, Ohio on February 18, 1931. She has accomplished many things from then until now. From writing several books to being a trustee of the National Humanities Center, she finds the time to remain grounded and stable. She has written many books, one namely Beloved which focuses on one womans trials and tribulations. Beloved is about a woman named Sethe, now living in the Reconstruction-era farming country of Ohio. Proud and beautiful, she escaped from slavery, but is haunted by its heritage. She must deal with this haunted life on every level, from the fires of the flesh to the heartbreaking challenges to the spirit. Set in rural Ohio several years after the Civi ...
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Japanese Work Ethics Vs American Work Ethics - 2,061 words
... annot hire, fire, or hold back promotions. The company does the hiring and the managers and supervisors motivate via style, trust, goodwill, and cooperation. Promotions are dependent on longevity first, ability and accomplishment second. Employees are placed according to their abilities with the brighter picking up the heavier load and the less able a lighter load. There are no stars. Everyone is part of the team. Management trainees are switched every two to three years in a circulating effect or rotation. Instead of promotion and pay raise incentives, the most capable and productive gain status and will eventually be singled out for higher spots. Promotion is based on ability to get al ...
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Facility Layout - 1,164 words
Facility layout refers to the configuration of departments, employee workstations, customer service areas, material storage areas, restrooms, offices, computer rooms, and for the flow patterns of materials and people around into and within buildings. As process planning and facility layout planning proceed, there is a continuous interchange of information between these two planning activities, because each affects the other. In operations strategy, the mix of competitive priorities that operation function can provide is: low production costs, fast and on-time deliveries, high-quality products and services, and product and volume flexibility. The objectives that drive facility layouts must re ...
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Network Degn - 2,854 words
... Cisco 3660, Cisco 3640, and Cisco 3620 routers support the following network applications and services: The voice/fax network modules for the Cisco 2600 and Cisco 3600 series multiservice access routers enable packet voice technologies including VoIP and VoFR. Cisco`s voice solutions provide the means for integrating both voice and data within a single network and allow users to take advantage of services, such as toll-bypass, without sacrificing voice quality. The digital T1/E1 Packet Voice Trunk Network Module provides a flexible and scalable T1/E1 voice solution and supports up to 60 voice channels in a single network module. The analog voice/fax network modules slide into Cisco 2600 ...
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Affolding In Education - 2,155 words
The World Wide Web is being seen more and more as an effective and above all inexpensive means of delivering courses in the tertiary education sector. It is important however that financial imperatives to not take precedence over educational goals. In the search for an effective approach to Web learning, an re-examination of learning theory is required. This paper examines the three broad philosophies of Behaviourism, Cognitive Theory, and Constructivism and reviews their potential for delivering tertiary education via the Web. Problems with the Web are identified, such as the abstract textual nature of current Web technology, and the poor interactivity resulting from limited bandwidth. One ...
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Huck Finn - 656 words
Mark Twain's novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a perfect example of how one's heart and morals can change in difficult situations. Huck's journey down the Mississippi River tested him to his limits of being able to handle situations in the way which he had been raised. Huck shows that how one is raised is something that will impact them tremendously in the rest of their life and that it is hard to change from what you've been molded into. Early in the novel Huck shows how much of a rebellious and joking boy he truly is. "I put out the light and I scrambled out of the window ... ,"(pg. 17) says Huck. Huck, at a young age, began getting himself into many difficult situations, such as ...
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Penelope And Sarah - 1,381 words
BEHIND EVERY GOOD MAN IS A GREAT WOMAN Most ancient texts were written by men. It is important to remember this. The writers made sure that men were always the heroes, the powerful ones-- the important ones. Women always seem to lay in the background. However, we must not blame this solely on the writers. Historically, women have not been treated as equals. One cannot help but observe that in the specific area of family life a widespread social and cultural tradition has considered women's role to be exclusively that of wife and mother. As a wife, a woman was expected to obey and serve her husband. Men saw women as, what they believed to be, the fulfillment of Gods intention: "It is not good ...
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Heart - 1,864 words
Every man, or woman --to be politically and socially acceptable-- has buried, within himself, beneath centuries of societal norms and restrictions, a dark side, a savage side. When a man is taken out of society, and left to create his own norms, he must rediscover those primordial instincts which have sustained his species since the beginning of its existence. Survival of the fittest, physically and intellectually, cliqued as it may be, is the foundation of these archaic yet prevalent instincts. Persons who dominate one or many through mental or physical prowess develop a sense of superiority. This feeling, if fostered by the environment, and intensified to the extreme, produces a sense of h ...
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None - 721 words
Only thirty years after the Piedmontese army marched into Rome to unite Italy under one government, the country suddenly found itself on the brink of the twentieth century and a rapidly changing world. The twentieth century would mark the beginning of great changes throughout Europe, and Italy would not be left untouched. What set the stage for these changes, though, were the years just prior to, and directly after 1900. The decade before 1900 can be thought of in terms of its government leaders, most notably, Francesco Crispi. Crispi attempted to lead Italy with administrative reforms and expansion abroad. The 1890s, however, also marked a time of great crisis, as riots over the prices of f ...
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Thurgood Marshall - 841 words
'Thur'oughly 'Good' Thoughts Concerning the U.S. Constitution In Thurgood Marshall's "A Bicentennial View From the Supreme Court", Thurgood Marshall argues that the United States Constitution bicentennial celebration should not be commemorated with narrow views concerning the birth of the document, but rather should be seen as a living document, one which has been dramatically altered to reflect the changing views or society. Born from this ideal, Marshall contends that the Constitution should be placed into perspective with events in U.S. history, which followed its inception. Marshall adds that society should neither view the Constitution as a flawless governmental charter, nor its "framer ...
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Asias Sleeping Giants - 1,024 words
... y behind the United States, Japans economy differs from that of China due to the governments minimal role in the economy. In Japan, the resources are always distributed through private channels rather than through the government, as in the case of China (Pilat, 177). The government only plays a role in the economy by actually allocating public investment and by consulting with businesses. Japans mixed economic system is responsible for the rapid rate of economic growth, especially after WWII. Japan is one of the worlds largest producers of automobiles, steel and high-technology manufactured goods (Pilat, 153). Japan exports over 500 billion dollars a year worth of commodities in contrast ...
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Russia Vs United States - 1,058 words
... nary War of the United States, but it is not the same because it ended in communism and repression, rather than gradual democracy that occurred in America (Melvin 68). People in Russia do not have the concept of how a democracy functions because they have no experience with it. They went from having tsars to communism, they've never had a real democratic government until recently. People are used to serving the state whereas in America people are used to referring to government officials as "public servants." The governing documents of the states are not honored and valued as they are in America because they were mainly mandates with little public consensus (Melvin 126). Lack of legitima ...
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The European Union - 1,492 words
The EU: A balance of sovereignty and centralization The European Union faces a number of problems that are inherent in the forming of a union out of disparate member states. One such problem is the integration of the various states without causing a loss in the individual vigor of each member state that is involved. There is also the problem of creating an effective European government whilst avoiding over centralization and the progression to a Federation of European states. In a sense, the progression to a EUnited States of Europe. The notion of this sort of union is one that sits on the edge of any discussions of the European Union and its further integration. The temptation to move in th ...
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Court Cases - 721 words
Issue: President Adams appointed several Federal Justices as "midnight appointments", President Madison did not want them and witheld their pay, one of the judges brought suit for back pay Signifigence: Set up the policy of Judicial Review Issue: New Hampshire was attempting to regulate Dartmouth college who claimed they couldn't because they had a royal charter Signifigence: Declared the sanctity of contracts Issue: A man was granted monopoly right for water transport in New York and went against another man granted monopoly rights by the US Decision: In favor of Gibbons (granted by US) Signifigence: Laws of congress are supreme (supercede states) Issue: Maryland attempted to tax the banks ...
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The Lost Years 15861592 - 3,032 words
There is no documentary record of Shakespeare's activities from the birth of the twins, in 1585 until Robert Greene's complaint about him as an "upstart crow" in 1592. Biographers have therefore called these the lost years. In fact, there is nothing certain known about him from his birth in 1564 until 1592 except that he was married in 1582, fathered Susanna in 1583 and the twins Judith and Hamnet in 1585, and probably attended Stratford Grammar School. The lack of details has not stopped authors from inventing tales as to how Shakespeare got from Stratford, a young husband needing a way to support his growing family, to London as the man to be reckoned with in the entertainment business. A ...
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Scientific Revolution - 465 words
There have been many great events in the history of mankinds time on this planet. We have gone from primates to space travelers. But many events took place before the first rocket was launched. Empires rose and fell, entire civilizations collapsed and new religions were introduced. Aristotles shocking discoveries held everyone spellbound. Then came the Dark Ages. A period of religion, and not much else. The world quietly cried out for a change. Eventually the people of Europe heard an answer. It came in many forms. From Copernicus poorly received theory on the role of the sun in our ever expanding universe, to Galileos physical proof of that theory. The Middle Ages brought scientists and mat ...
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Organ Donation - 2,186 words
... locally first. Mickey Mantle got his liver quickly because he was classified the most critically needy patient in the Dallas area (Adato). The fifth myth is the minority candidates wait longer owing to bias in the system. In fact, no consideration is given to race, only to medical facts. In many transplants the necessary matching antigens are more likely to occur between people of similar race or ethnicity. Blacks are one of the lowest groups to give to organ donation. All other organs can be shared between people of different race, ethnicity or gender (Adato). The sixth myth is that religion prohibits organ sharing. In fact, only Orthodox Judaism opposed organ donation; and now attitude ...
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Nietzsche Morality - 1,103 words
Nietzsche: morality; How ought I to be? Nietzsche abhorred all morality; he felt it is fodder for the mindless masses (the herd). It deadens and destroys the individual, condemns creativity, and gives man no credit to make choices. It assumes man can not know what to do, so it lays down pre-made decisions for him to mindlessly follow. It ignores the nature of human instinct and stifles the growth of mankind. Moralists and philosophers both sought an order for the universe and a basis on which to define a universal morality. Nietzsche throws these ideas out the window, claiming no order to the universe, but instead chaos. Likewise he felt that one doctrine of morality, while being good for on ...
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