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Gulivers Travels - 1,121 words
Swift was dean of St. Patrick's Cathedral in Dublin when his novel came out. Since in this book he wrote about and often harpooned-prominent political figures, he published the book anonymously. While most readers were trying like mad to find out who the author was. Swift's close friends had fun keeping the secret. Londonwas stunned with thoughts about the author's identity, as well as those of some of his characters. Swift's dying years were a torment. He suffered awful bouts of dizziness, nausea, deafness, and mental incapacity. In fact, Swift's harshest critics tried to discredit the Travels on the grounds that the author was mad when he wrote it. But he wasn't. The Travels were published ...
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Daniel Defoe - 1,762 words
Thesis Statement: Daniel Defoe perfected the art of giving his fiction the appearance of truth, thus making his works come alive and appear to be a matter of personal recollection. Daniel Defoe is the founder of the English novel. [Defoe]was one of the germinal minds in political and economical thought, a defender of religious toleration, and an opponent of the evils of human slavery (Moore, 7). Defoe reflects his diverse experiences in many countries and in many lifestyles. Besides being a brilliant journalist and novelist, Defoe was a prolific author, producing more than 500 books, pamphlets, and tracts. Defoe was a religious man who stood up for the Christian code of ethics. He spent a g ...
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Daniel Defoe - 1,869 words
... more violent protagonists (Sutherland, 86).An order for his arrest was issued on January 3, 1703. Captured soon after, he was sentenced on July 9, 1703, to stand three times in the pillory. Had a mob been in an angry mood, the pillory might have meant Defoes death. He won the mob to his side by distributing a poem from A Hymn to the Pillory, in which he proclaimed his innocence and attacked the judges. Robert Harley, one of the secretaries of state, rescued Defoe from jail. Defoe was grateful and remained a supporter of Harley for the next 15 years. In 1704, at the age of 44, Defoe began to write the Review. It started out being published once a week, then later three times a week. The ...
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Architectural Influence - 1,717 words
The Elizabethan Age was an innovative and unique period in history. In this period architecture was more than a profession, it was an art, and an influence on the people. Architects in this period made historical differences, the styles of architecture transitioned greatness, and the homes created an individual standing. Elizabethan architecture was an influential "trend" in which the "competition" for social division began, and architects attempted to replicate Italian Renaissance architecture. Architects of the Elizabethan Era were somewhat of a new thing. Sculptors introduced Renaissance forms early in the fifteenth century. Three Florentines, who were originally trained as goldsmiths, ma ...
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Women In Politics - 721 words
Here are some facts about women who have served or are currently serving in the U.S. Congress. There have been 200 women elected or appointed to the U.S. Congress. Jeannette Rankin, Republican from Montana, was the first woman elected to serve in Congress. On November 9, 1916, she was elected to the House of Representatives as Montana's Representative-at-Large to the 65th Congress; she served from 1917-1919. Since that time 199 other women have served in There are a record number of women serving in the 106th Congress: 58 in the House and 9 in the Senate. There have been 178 women elected to the House of Representatives. Of these, 37 were elected to fill vacancies caused by their husbands' d ...
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The French And Indian War - 1,557 words
The French and Indian Wars were the last conflicts between the French and the English for control over New England. They were a series of four wars including the King Williams War, The Queen Annes War, The King Georges War, and the Seven-Year War all fought between the years of 1689 to 1763. These Wars took place in Europe and America between the British and the French. None of the wars were directly fought between the French and the Indians. They were actually between the French and the English and their various allies. King Williams War was fought in New England; it was part of a much larger battle in Europe between the French alliance (France and Spain) and the Great alliance (Great Brita ...
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Sir Isaac Newton - 1,237 words
Isaac Newton, possibly one of the greatest scientific geniuses of all time, led a long and important life. Newton was an English scientist, astronomer, and mathematician who made significant contributions in many fields of scientific and mathematical reasoning. Newton also made important contributions to physics and astronomy. Throughout his life, Newton discovered and published many of his theories, inventions, and ideas. He devised three major laws of motion, along with the theory of gravitation, which explains how the universe is held together. He also uncovered the mystery and secrets of light and color. In the mathematical field, Newton made a significant contribution; he invented calcu ...
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Urban Sprawl - 1,236 words
Urban Sprawl is a problem that will have severe consequences for all life if left unrestricted. The unrestricted development of the United States and the world is rapidly contributing to the degradation of our ecosystem. Moreover, if over development continues there will be massive human suffering. Air and water quality are in jeopardy and topsoil is being lost at an alarming rate. If something isn't done soon to curtail rampant development there may be no way to prevent its destructive consequences. In order to understand Urban Sprawl it is imperative to understand the history and origin of cities. The historic causes of urbanization and then sub urbanization can be linked to capitalism. Al ...
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Jim Morisson - 3,413 words
... specially a car), a game, war, or a reaction to a physical force. Lakoff notes that a particularly important fact about the collection of metaphors used to understand lust in our culture is that their source domains overlap considerably with the source domains of metaphors for anger. "The domains we use for comprehending lust are hunger, animals, heat, insanity, machines, games, war, and physical forces" (Lakoff, 415). Here are some culture-specific examples from Morrison's poetry: "For seven years I dwelt in the loose palace of exile, Playing strange games with the girls of the island" (lust as game) "The engine runs on glue and tar" (a lustful person is a functioning machine) "Come on, ...
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How The Colonization Era Affected Authors - 1,038 words
The atmosphere of which a writer adapts to affects his/her works. The writer's environment, and the churnings of history that feed the writer, gives him the material whereby he can construct, and create in. History, in this instance the colonization of the American continent, dictates what and how he is to write. Authors such as John Smith, William Bradford, and St. Jean de Crevecoeur are all examples of this. The atmosphere or society these authors were in directly affected the attitude, tone, genre, etc. of their works. This can be shown both by facts in history and their actual writings of that period. During the 17th century Pilgrims, which were a group of Separatist Puritans, disliked b ...
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How Mercantilism Helped To Shape The American Nation - 1,084 words
... colony was begun by a group of Puritans under the leadership of John Winthrop. The Puritans, also called the Pilgrims, established a colony on the Massachusetts Bay. They shipped lumber, built and outfitted ships, and carried on a good amount of foreign trade. There were eleven other British colonies: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware, New Hampshire, New York, and New Jersey. The British also had other colonies besides the thirteen on the North American mainland. Barbados was the chief of these. Barbados produced more income than all thirteen mainland colonies put together. The British viewed the colonies as part of the B ...
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Satire In Lillipute - 593 words
In Jonathan Swift's Gulliver's Travels, Swift uses satire to tell a tale of Lemuel Gulliver going on voyages in strange lands and meeting a variety of different characters. Jonathan Swift's was one of the greatest satirists of his and our time. In the first book of Gulliver's Travels millions of young schoolchildren have grown to love this famous story and never recognize the satire hidden in the story. In his first Book he uses satire to demonstrate English politics by using the citizens of Lilliput. Gulliver's first adventure takes place in Lilliput. Gulliver gets shipwrecked and finds himself tied down by a considerable number of little people called Lilliputians. The Lilliputians stood o ...
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The Devolution In The Uk - 329 words
Devolution is a process of taking power from a central authority or government and giving it to smaller and more local religions. In our situation, the central authority in the UK is England; smaller religions are Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. Scotland = Caledonia Scotland fought with England until the beginning of the17th century, when Scottish king James VI became James I, king of England. He united England and Scotland in a personal union. In 1707 Queen Anne established formal union of England and Scotland. The United Kingdom of Great Britain originated. The best known Scottish heroes were William Wallace and Rob Roy. In 1997 there was a referendum in Scotland and the nation decid ...
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Comparing The Federalists And Anti-federalists - 1,279 words
... e Federalist papers were signed with the name "Publius", so know one would know the identity of the writer's. In the Federalist papers Madison, Jay, and Hamilton lay it right out on the table. In the first document written by Hamilton, the first line is "After an unequivocal experience of the inefficiency of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America" (http://www.law.ou.edu/hist/federalist/) In saying this Hamilton means that the people of the United States have to decide on the Constitution, based on what was Hamilton's influence in the Federalist papers. Throughout the papers Hamilton keeps trying to reite ...
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Anne Boleyn Biography - 1,503 words
Although Anne Boleyns birth was so insignificant that there is no documentation on it; she pressed her way into the royal courts. There she gained reputation with the renowned. She entranced King Henry VIII and they were soon married. She was thought to be the one that would bring King Henry his long-awaited heir. A scandal materialized against her, though, and she was soon executed on prevaricated charges. Anne Boleyn is known to be the most memorable and controversial of Henry VIIIs wives. Anne Boleyns place of birth was extremely controversial because she was so unimportant when she was born. She might have been born in Blicking Hall in Norfolk, or maybe it was at Hever Castle in Kent (Qu ...
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Whigs And Tories - 390 words
The main political groupings in Parliament were the Whigs and the Tories. Despite both groups being in Parliament, the differentiation between programs of the Whigs and the Tories were quite noticeable. During the reign of Queen Anne, the Whig faction was seeking favor from the Hanoverian, George I. Meanwhile the Tories strived to make a rapid peace settlement with France. The Whigs strategy clearly paid-off when George arrived in Britain, and favored them over the Tories. They supported monarchy, but they still wanted Parliament to retain, the final word. These Whigs favored urban commercial interests, and the prosperity of landowners. Instead of neglecting religious tolerance, the Whigs fa ...
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George Iii - 433 words
King George III (known as the king who lost America), was born in 1738. King George III's father, the Prince of Wales died when he was young. When George III was 22, in 1760, his grandfather, George II, died. On September 8th, 1761 he married Princess Charlotte Sophia from Mecklenburg-Strelitz, in Germany and on September 22nd, 1761, George III became the King of England. George himself was of partial German ancestry. George and Charlotte had 15 children, one of whom, George IV would be the next king. King George III sat upon the throne of England from 1760-1820. It was on his watch that the American colonies were lost. King George III, after the French and Indian War, had large debts to pay ...
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Harlem, New York - 913 words
In 1992, the homes that form Astor Row were placed on New York City's list of historical landmarks in an effort to save the structures from deterioration. At the same time, New York City launched a publicly funded revitalization program for the homes' intricately constructed porches. More than half of the homes, which were built on land owned by William Astor in the late 1800's, have been sold and renovated. A shell on Astor Row recently sold for $220,000, and renovated homes on this street are selling for $450,000, which is still another proof that Harlems architecture is now being appreciated by the population. Hamilton Heights, a historic district located to the north of City College and ...
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