Energy Crisis - 464 words
Late in the autumn of 1973, energy (or the lack of it) grabbed headlines like never before. It was not until the war between the Arab countries and Israel that the United States noticed a sharp decrease in our oil supplies. This was due to the fact that we - the U.S. - were supplying aids and weapons to Israel. Arab, who produced the majority of the worlds oil, decided to punish us by cutting off our oil shipments. In November of the same year, President Nixon appeared on live television to inform the United States public about the crisis. He informed the people they were going to have the most crucial energy shortage since World War II. In order to conserve energy there were a few emergency ...
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Alexander Hamilton - 1,444 words
Alexander Hamilton was born as a British subject on the island of Nevis in the West Indies on the 11th of January 1755. His father was James Hamilton, a Scottish merchant of St. Christopher. His grandfather was Alexander Hamilton, of Grange, Lanarkshire. One of his great grandfathers was Sir R. Pollock, the Laird of Cambuskeith. Hamilton's mother was Rachael Fawcette Levine, of French Huguenot descent. When she was very young, she married a Danish proprietor of St. Croix named John Michael Levine. Ms. Levine left her husband and was later divorced from him on June 25, 1759. Under Danish law, the (the court ordering the divorce) Ms. Levine was forbidden from remarrying. Thus, Hamilton's birth ...
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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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Argument - 1,108 words
Annual Driving Tests for Senior Citizens One problem when driving on the roads is when a person runs across another person who should not be driving a car. Quite often, the person that should not be driving is an older person. The problem occurs when the older people can not handle the car that he or she is driving. Statistics have shown that older are involved in a high percentage of wrecks when compared to other age groups. I feel that an annual driving test should be required for everyone once he or she reaches a certain age. Many people may say that the age chosen is arbitrary. I feel that once a person is old enough to retire, he or she should be required to take an annual driving test. ...
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Rainforest Depletion - 1,224 words
Long ago, the Earth had a green belt of rain forests around its middle that covered almost twelve percent of the earth's land surface.(Miller & Berry 3) Today, the rain forest covers two percent of the earth's land surface and it is declining rapidly. The following will be a description of the rain forest, factors in its destruction, and if there are any answers to slow or halt the process. "Today, as we enter the last decade of the twentieth century, we have reached a turning point; we can no longer use the excuse of ignorance."(Hammond 2) People need to try harder to stop rain forest depletion. There are two major areas on earth where rain forests are located. One of these areas is called ...
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Cold War - 1,907 words
COLD WAR ESSAY The cold war began because of the conflicting ideologies between Soviet Communism and American Capitalism and the misconceptions both countries had about each other. The fact that neither country would reveal anything about them selves added the mystique and created high tensions between countries. Spying was the only way for countries to get a good idea of what the other side was doing and get answers for many previously unanswered questions. Many people had doubts and fears about communism and this gave rise to many people who thought that communist sympathizers should be punished. The most popular of these hateful people by far was Senator Joseph McCarthy. The cold war came ...
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Ww - 1,727 words
What is war? Websters Encyclopedic Dictionary describes it as: an armed clash between nations or factions in the same nation. Thats how a dictionary describes it, but in fact, it is something much worse. War is the epitome of what is wrong with human nature. War is devastating. Perhaps no other war was as devastating as World War II. (1)World War II killed more people, destroyed more property, disrupted more lives, and had more far-reaching consequences than any other war in history. It brought about the downfall of Western Europe as the center of world power and led to the rise of the Soviet Union. The development of the atomic bomb in 1945 would begin nuclear war. There is no one simple ca ...
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Europe In Teh 1960s - 1,114 words
Europe is an ever-changing landscape of culture and society. Many major advances in technology and knowledge were introduced to this scene in the nineteen-sixties. Political transformation took place in this decade as well as social and ethnic changes. The beginning of the Space Age marked scientific enhancements just as the second Vatican Council meeting was a sign of cultural attempts to bring a group up to date with the times. The building of the Berlin Wall signaled feuding between governments and their differences. The Space Age was inaugurated with the launching of Sputnik I on October 4, 1957. Yet astronautics originated in the early nineteenth century. As early as 1819 Konstantine E. ...
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Abortion Misc - 1,755 words
During the past century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subjects of controversy in the United States. The issue of abortion causes discussions about human interactions where ethics, emotions and law come together. There are many reasons why women decide to have abortions. Some women have abortions because of health complications, some have marital problems, and some lack responsibility. Whatever the reasons a woman decides to have an abortion, it seems only justified that she should be able to make decisions in regards to her life and body. The decisions that she makes in regards to what she does with her body and the fetus will be beneficial to both the woman ...
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Abortion Misc - 2,320 words
... wrong. This was taught in the oldest Christian document known, written in 70CE, it read: "You shall not kill by abortion the fruit of the womb and you shall not murder the infant What it says, is simply that abortion is as wrong as the killing of a child (infanticide). But St. Augustine (1st century) had declared that the soul was planted in the foetus, by God, on day 46. Thomas Aquinas (13th century) preached that the souls of humans were planted, by God, at day 90 for girls and day 40 for boys. Therefore Catholics had believed that, as long as abortion was carried out before the soul was present in the foetus, it was not morally wrong. Now in the present day Catholics believe abortion ...
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Active Euthenasia - 579 words
The difference between active and passive euthanasia are not quite as cruel and malicious as commonly thought. Passive euthanasia is the fairly common practice of withholding medical treatment from a patient whose biological chances of surviving are obsolete. This is often considered to be morally correct. This because the patient or immediate families decide whether life is worth the pain and agony. However, this act of withstanding from medical amenities is quite often more painful than living out you life under medication. Another form of euthanasia is active. This is the deliberate and intentional practice, in which the patient is killed by his own request. This is usually practiced when ...
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Small Group Communication - 1,005 words
Small Group Communication in the Elementary Classroom The definition of a small group is a group having at least three and no more than fifteen members ( Borchers). At least three members are necessary to keep the group from being a dyad and a maximum of fifteen members is important to avoid inhibition of the group members ability to freely communicate with fellow group members (Borchers). It is necessary for the group to have a common purpose or goal in order to bring the group together and help the group to avoid conflict and tension( Borchers). Small group communication is an important part of everyday life. We are all involved in some type of small group in some way. Often the first expo ...
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Personality And Problems - 1,746 words
Auroras virginity has been stolen. Her brothers are expected to get revenge. This is a major life problem. Her brothers are expected to kill for revenge. This is a solution to this major life problem (Marquez 37). Will they kill the man who took her sisters virginity? How the Sandoval brothers decide to solve this problem describes who they are. Just like how anyones solution to his or her problem describes who he or she is. A major life problem is a conflict whether it is internal or external that will impact someones life in a major way. This differs from an everyday conflict in that any solution to this conflict will ultimately lead to the same end result with out affecting anyones life i ...
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Key Preparations For College Life - 1,136 words
In todays society it is important to receive a college education to join the workforce. However, the transition from high school to college can be a very intimidating experience for many students. To make the college transition less frightening, students can take several precautions while still in high school. These precautions include participating in extracurricular activities, taking challenging courses, as well as developing good time management skills. Participation in extracurricular activities is important in succeeding in a college environment because it helps students to explore their interests and talents. Challenging courses also benefit students because they help to prepare stude ...
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Atomicb - 3,093 words
The way the world thinks of war changed forever in 1945. On July 16 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, America exploded the world's first atomic bomb, sending a huge mushroom-shaped cloud high into the sky. The Manhattan Project, which was used to end World War II, was mostly led by German and German-Jewish scientists, who had escaped from Hitler's Germany. In 1939, an American university professor named Albert Einstein wrote a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, in which he outlined the possibility of using a nuclear chain reaction for a bomb. After reading the letter, Roosevelt began the Manhattan Project in 1943. Only a few people knew of the project, which was headed by J. Robert Oppenhei ...
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Antichoice Rtlprochoice - 2,004 words
Human life begins at conception. Therefore, abortion is murder of a person. Personhood at conception is a religious belief, not a provable biological fact. Mormon and some Fundamentalist churches believe in personhood at conception; Judaism holds that it begins at birth and abortion is not murder; ensoulment theories vary widely within Protestantism. The religious community will never reach consensus on the definition of a "person" or when abortion is morally justified. Use of the term "pro-abortion" to refer to those who support the right to choose a safe, legal abortion. We are pro-choice. "Pro-abortion" is inaccurate, as it implies favoring abortion over childbirth. We support reproductiv ...
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Religion And Life - 869 words
Do you know why people are brought to life? Do you know what is the role of religion in life? These two things are the most important things that we have to know about and realize their importance in life. People are brought to life to serve the world, each other, and the creatures living on it. Nevertheless, God has given us the power of controlling, managing and taking care of every single thing on this planet; as well as, helping other people with their problems and life. This is due to the fact that it is the nature of human beings to have differing ranks amongst themselves. For example, on this beautiful planet there are rich and poor people, and people who are in between. This leads to ...
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Downsizing - 1,259 words
According to a 1997 survey by the American Management Association (AMA), the most often claimed reasons for downsizing are organizational restructuring, business downturn, and reengineering of business processes. Downsizing has adversely affected 43 million jobs since 1980. Many organizations are realizing that downsizing may not be the best solution for reducing costs. The time and money it takes to train employees often make downsizing a wasteful procedure. By changing their business strategy, companies can find ways to maintain their workforce. Many organizations are now looking for alternatives to downsizing that allow them to save their employees, which are now seen as large assets. Dow ...
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My Worst And Best Friend - 1,497 words
Language, for me, is a way of communicating with people. It is wonderful to speak and realize that other people understand you. However, when you are in a foreign country, communication begins to be very difficult, above all if you do not know the language. In my opinion it is not easy to learn a language and if you are older you will have a lot more difficulty. Children have fewer difficulties because they are exposed to learning at all moments. They have to learn because they know nothing about life, and they have a great interest in imitating what they hear on. On the other hand, older people know a lot of things, they have less space in their minds to keep more information. For this reas ...
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Internet Censorship - 1,706 words
Surfing the Internet is like strolling through a library. With just one click of the mouse, a person can enter an amazing world of information. The Internet takes away the inconvenience of having to drive to the public library, plus, the Internet is open twenty-four hours a day. But, not only can a person research information on the Internet, he can shop for products, read the latest news and stocks, meet new people, not only in the United States, but in other countries as well, look for a job, and more. With the many application of the Internet, so many more opportunities for individuals exist. Also, a new meaning of Its A Small World After All comes to mind when surfing through the World W ...
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