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Report From Los Angels County Museum Of Art - 772 words
Report from Los Angels County Museum of Art The Los Angeles County Museum of Art is the premier visual arts museum in the Western United States. Its holdings include more than 150,000 works spanning the history of art from ancient times to the present. Moreover, the museum has seasonal exhibitions, which focus on many different types of artists every month. The variety of artwork fascinates visitors and never bores them. I am a frequent visitor of the museum, and, this time, I was enchanted by the sculpture Lady, which was created by Michael Lucero in 1999. The sculptures body simulates Roman or Greek statues, but there is no human-like head. Instead of creating the head, he randomly stacked ...
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The Fall Of The American Dream In The Great Gatsby - 1,220 words
'THE GREAT GATSBY AND THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN DREAM' The book 'The Great Gatsby' by F. Scott Fitzgerald was an 'icon of its time.' The book discusses topics that were important, controversial and interesting back in 1920's America. The novel is 'an exploration of the American Dream as it exists in a corrupt period of history.' The main themes in the book are the decay of morals and values and the frustration of a 'modern' society. The Great Gatsby describes the decay of the American Dream and the want for money and materialism. This novel also describes the gap between the rich and the poor (Gatsby and the Wilsons, West Egg and the Valley of the Ashes) by comparing the differences between t ...
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Great Gatsbys Dreams - 1,441 words
Materialism and Idealism in The Great Gatsby The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald is a novel which deals with the quest for wealth and power in society, in order for Gatsby's happiness to be fulfilled . The main character Jay Gatsby believes that if he achieves his financial goals that it would lead to his happiness and a better life. In his mind money equals happiness. Jay Gatsby believes in a sort of an American dream, that money equals happiness. To him being successful, having lots of money and every material object imaginable will fulfill the entire American dream, and result in acquiring the woman he loves. The true American dream describes a way of living that is full of hope and f ...
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Mormon Trail - 1,186 words
... ad to find the route. He came across a place with grassy hills crowned with beautiful timber 25 miles north-west of Garden Grove. He named it Mt. Pisgah, referring to the mountain from which Moses saw the Promised Land from. The majority of the camp made it to Mt. Pisgah and planted crops and built cabins to help the Saints that were to come later. There were nearly 2000 people there at one time. By October, starvation was widespread. On October 9, 1845, flocks upon flocks of quail flew into their camp. Hundreds were caught and eaten, others were kept by some to breed. The Saints saw how God's mercy on them with this event. The main body of pioneers had made it to Kanesville, Iowa. On Ap ...
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The Central Valley Agricultural Coalition - 1,348 words
... to the houses) would be about $6500-$9000 for a half an acre property, and $5000-$7500 for one quarter of an acre. This is just an estimate according to Tom Kelley, (see bibliography). Our second proposal involves desalinization. Desalinization is the process of making salt water into good drinking water. Renewing U.S. leadership on desalinization technology will yield untold benefits, a quote from Paul Simeon says that we are running out of water, but look, 80% of the world is covered with water, and we should be able to use it like fresh water. That is exactly what a desalinization plant does. It allows the human race to use salt water by treating it, and extracting the salt from it, a ...
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Marine Corps - 2,285 words
... f on the battlefields of France as the 4th Marine Brigade earned the title of "Devil Dogs" for heroic action during 1918 at Belleau Wood, Soissons, St. Michiel, Blanc Mont, and in the final Meuse-Argonne offensive. Marine aviation, which dates from 1912, also played a part in the war effort, as Marine pilots flew day bomber missions over France and Belgium. More than 30,000 Marines had served in France and more than a third were killed or wounded in six months of intense fighting. (Alexander, 395) The Marines continued to protect American interests throughout Latin America and Asia during the years between World War I and World War II. From 1929 until the outbreak of the war with Japan, ...
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Irish Immigration - 1,316 words
... llowed these coffin ships waiting for the bodies of the newly deceased(Coffey). Families of the emigrants held American wakes, which were both mournings and celebrations. These wakes were somewhat happy occasions because some were able to leave their lives of hardships behind them(Coffey). The high mortality rate caused parishes to hold mass funerals. The funeral bills, although, were near impossible for families to pay so each church had a community coffin. These community coffins were used if there was a death in the community. The people would use the coffins for the wake and the funeral. At the gravesite, a trap door would be opened and the corpse would fall into the graves(Coffey). ...
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Dred Scott Decision - 2,450 words
... ely on simply a paragraph not even written by one of the Court's justices. The "Republican assault" began as early as March 7, the day after Taney read the majority opinion, when the New York Tribune pronounced that "The decision, we need hardly say, is entitled to just as much moral weight as would be the judgment of a majority of those congregated in any Washington bar-room." The Chicago Tribune added on March 12: We must confess we are shocked at the violence and servility of the Judicial Revolution caused by the decision of the Supreme Court of the United States. We scarcely know how to express our detestation of its inhuman dicta or fathom the wicked consequences which may flow from ...
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Drug Abuse - 1,602 words
Drug use is generally defined as the use of a drug with such frequency that the user has physical or mental harm or it impairs social abilities. The substances that are discussed in this report consist of hallucinogens, opiates, stimulants, and depressants. These drugs affect moods, emotions, feelings and thinking processes, or they can alter the workings of the mind. A person dependant on drugs usually carries three basic characteristics that are indicators. First, the user continues to use the drug for an extended period of time. Difficulties in stopping usage is the second characteristic which may lead to one or more of the following results: dropping out of school, trouble with the law, ...
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Tornadoes - 1,489 words
Facts. A tornado is defined as a violently rotating column extending from a thunderstorm to the ground. The most violent tornadoes are capable of tremendous destruction with wind speeds of two hundred and fifty miles per hour or more. Damage paths can be in excess of one mile wide and fifty miles long. In an average year, eight hundred tornadoes are reported nationwide, resulting in eighty deaths and over one thousand five hundred injuries. Types Of Tornadoes. The average tornado is usually split up into categories based on the strength of the tornado. Most tornadoes, about sixty nine percent (69%), are considered weak, which means they usually last between one minute and ten minutes, have w ...
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Adaptions In Ectothermic And Endothermic Animals To Extreme Climates - 1,457 words
First of all we need to understand what ectothermic and endothermic animals are. Animals differ in their abilities to regulate body temperature (thermoregulation). We sometimes use the terms "cold-blooded" or "warm-blooded." Most reptiles feel cold to the touch, while mammals and birds often feel warm. Somewhat more precise descriptions can be made by using the terms poikilothermic and homoiothermic. The body temperature of poikllotherms is relatively variable, while that of homeotherms is relatively constant. Even more useful terms are Ectothermic or Endothermic, which suggest two different mechanisms of thermoregulation. Ectotherms generally obtain heat from their external surroundings. Th ...
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Fear And Loathing In Las Vegas - 724 words
The story begins abruptly, as we find our mock heroes out in the desert en route to the savvy resort of Las Vegas. The author uses a tense hitchhiker as a mode, or an excuse, for a flashback that exposes the plot. An uncertain character picked up in the middle of the desert who Raoul Duke, the main character, feels the need to explain things to, to help him rest easy. They had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a salt shaker half-full of cocaine, and a whole galaxy of multicolored uppers, downers, screamers, laughers....Also a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of Budweiser, a pint of raw either, and two dozen amyls. They wer ...
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Analysis Of Strategic Structure Of Southwest Airlines - 1,014 words
... idwestern, Southwestern, and Western United States. The airline specializes in short-haul routes and targets business commuters. The company's most-traveled routes are intrastate flights in California and Texas. Its fleet consists of about 310 Boeing 737s. Passenger transportation generates almost all revenue, accounting for more than 96% of the total. In fiscal 1999, Southwest's average aircraft trip was 465 Southwest has managed to steer clear of nearly all the woes that afflict its competitors. Over the past few years, the Dallas-based carrier has done a much better job of protecting itself against high fuel costs and labor disputes than industry rivals. It has avoided being associate ...
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Swisher Mower And Machine Company (smc) - 1,010 words
... of handling big jobs. SMC can modify its current mower to influence consumers to similarly perceive its products. Finally, SMCs newly developed high-wheel string trimmer, the Trim-Max, also provides it with an opportunity to tap a new product market. This can be launched in the metropolitan or the non-metropolitan areas. Threats The characteristics of the sales trend of SMCs riding mowers tend to indicate that the product is in the mature stage of its life cycle (SMCs sales trend is stagnant while the industry sales trend is rising). This is a threat that SMC must promptly manage. In summary, SMC has strengths in its production expertise, quality assurance and profitability, but is weak ...
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Homestead Act - 1,419 words
The Homestead Act of 1862 made surveyed lands obtainable to homesteaders. The act stated that men and women over the age of 21, unmarried women who were head of households and married men under the age of 21, who did not own over 160 acres of land anywhere, were citizens or intended on becoming citizens of the United States, were eligible to homestead. This paper will show how the Homestead Act came to be enacted, who the homesteaders were and the effects of the Homestead Act on the pioneers. II WHAT EVENTS LEAD TO THE HOMESTEAD ACT? The distribution of Government lands had been an issue since the Revolutionary War. Early methods for allocating unsettled land outside the original 13 colonies ...
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Acid Rain - 1,516 words
Acid rain is polluted rain. The pollutants go up to the atmosphere and when it rains it brings the pollution down with it. Sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide are the gases that form the acid rain. When these gases mix with moisture it can make rain, snow, hail, or even fog. The scientific term for acid rain is acid deposition which means when the acid is taken from the air and is deposited on the earth. Major industries, coal burning factories, power plants and automoble engines are the main sources of sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide which caues acid rain. Volcaneoes and forest fires also causes sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide. Some of the many problems that come from acid rain is the kil ...
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