The Karen Carpenter Story - 1,283 words
Karen Anne Carpenter was a famous singer / drummer. She is part of a brother / sister duo. Karen was unhappy with her appearance. She started eating less and exercising more. She used laxatives and over the counter drug to vomit. Around 1975, her anorexia became severe. She was constantly under the public eye. In 1983, she died from Cardiac Arrest due to anorexia. She died in her parent house in Downey, CA. There is no single cause for eating disorders. It may have occurred because of Social pressures. Both of the Carpenter kids were born in New Haven, Connecticut to Harold and Agnes. Richard Lynn, the oldest of the duo, was born Tuesday October 15, 1946 at 12:53 a.m. Karen Anne, ...
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Reconstruction - 2,247 words
... on Washington in 1964 the goals had changed to guaranteeing all Americans equality of opportunity, integration both social and political, and the more amorphous goal of a biracial democracy.32 But the goals did not include the need to transform the economic condition of Blacks. Instead they emphasized the need to transform the political At the beginning, the Civil Rights Movement sought solutions to racial injustice through laws and used the Federal courtsto secure them. The Supreme Court set the stage in 1954 with Brown vs. The Board of Education of Topeka Kansas: the Brown decision focused the attention of dominant Black institutions such as CORE (Congress On Racial Equality) and the N ...
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The Transatlantic Slave - 2,910 words
From the 1520s to the 1860s an estimated 11 to 12 million African men, women, and children were forcibly embarked on European vessels for a life of slavery in the Western Hemisphere. Many more Africans were captured or purchased in the interior of the continent but a large number died before reaching the coast. About 9 to 10 million Africans survived the Atlantic crossing to be purchased by planters and traders in the New World, where they worked principally as slave laborers in plantation economies requiring a large workforce. African peoples were transported from numerous coastal outlets from the Senegal River in West Africa and hundreds of trading sites along the coast as far south as Ben ...
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Slave Resistance - 1,156 words
It could be considered almost ludicrous that most African-Americans were content with their station in life. Although that was how they were portrayed to the white people, it was a complete myth. Most slaves were dissatisfied with their stations in life, and longed to have the right of freedom. Their owners were acutely conscious of this fact and went to great lengths to prevent slave uprisings from occurring. An example of a drastic measure would be the prohibition of slaves receiving letters. They were also not allowed to converge outside church after services, in hopes of stopping conspiracy. Yet the slaves still managed to fight back. In 1800, the first major slave rebellion was conceive ...
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Walt Disney - 1,052 words
Walt Disney When people think of animated cartoons, one name immediately comes to mind "Walt Disney." He is the most popular and known animator in the world. He wasn't successful at the beginning of his career but he was a taskmaker and entrepreneur. Walt's hard work and entrepreneurship made the world's best popular cartoon character "Mickey Mouse." As an animator and an owner of Disney Corporation, he made a lot of influences in past and present days. Hereby the importance of his life and influences will be discussed, in a age order. First of all, Walter Elias Disney was born in Chicago, Illinois, on December 5th, 1901, the fourth kid of five children of Elias and Flora Disney. The family ...
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Odyssey - 1,046 words
The most admired classical hero is most certainly Odysseus, the mythological Grecian subject of Homer's epic tale, The Odyssey. This legendary figure displays excessive amounts of brains and muscle, seeming almost superhuman at times. He embodies the ideals Homeric Greeks aspired to: manly valor, loyalty, piety, and intelligence. The popularity of Odysseus transcends time. To this day he remains greatly admired as both a hero and an ordinary man who must deal with great adventures and retrieving the life he once had. For twenty years Odysseus overcame each obstacle the gods handed to him. He was always respectful to the gods, acknowledging their control of fate and realizing that he needed h ...
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Women Of Canterbury Tales - 1,553 words
Chaucer's motley crew of pilgrims offered a vast deal of insight into life during the 14th century. Many aspects of society were revealed throughout the tales of the many characters. One such aspect prevalent in many of the tales was the role that women played in society during this time. The tales give the clearest images of women are the Knight's, the Miller's. the Nun's Priest, and the Wife of Bath's Tale. In the Knight's Tale, women are portrayed through Emily. Upon first sight of Emily through his prison window, Palamon, the imprisoned knight falls madly in love with her. He exclaims: "I have been hurt this moment through the eye, Into my heart. It will be the death of me. The fairness ...
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The Grapes Of Wrath - 1,579 words
Through such hardships as the Depression, the Dust Bowl summers, and trying to provide for their own families, which included the search for a safe existence, we find the story of the Joad's. The Joad's are the main family in John Steinbeck's novel The Grapes of Wrath, which he created to give voice to the hundreds of families that found themselves at their absolute rock bottom during the Great Depression of the 20th Century in America. It wouldn't have been enough for Steinbeck to simply document the strife that faced these families in very plain terms, for anyone could have simply logged an account of events and published it. Rather, he needed to draw us in with emotional content, to do th ...
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The Grapes Of Wrath - 1,531 words
... ction with the characters of this story, the events themselves reveal Steinbeck's second major area of symbolism. He uses the events to shape his characters, as well as tell his story -- symbolic to the test of mortal life, the very reason we are here, so the Bible teaches us. There are several examples that illustrate how triumphant the human spirit can be in times of trouble and mental fatigue. The trek West itself reveals just how committed the Joad's were to their dreams. They risk everything just to find work and a place to live -- the basics. Each event serves as one more essential hurdle each main character must adapt to in order to fully disclose his/her own symbolism. For instan ...
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Body Image - 614 words
BEAUTY has always preoccupied women. But over the past two centuries, as women have gained more rights, the association of self-worth and appearance has intensified. "There has been this enormous change from girls being principally concerned with good works to now being concerned with good looks as a measure of their self-worth," says Joan Jacobs Brumberg, author of "The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls" and "Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa." Brumberg attributes the transformation in girls' behaviors to changes in technology, the coming of mirrors, modern hygiene, the rise of consumerism and popular culture. Attitudes towards attractiveness and ideals of bea ...
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Charles Lindbergh - 967 words
After Black Thursday, which was one of the major causes of The Great Depression, the nation needed heroes, or someone to simply lift the peoples spirits and thats exactly what Charles Lindbergh did. The "Spirit of the St. Louis" caught the world by surprise and Charles became one of Americas first celebrities. Every aspect of his life was written in newspapers and magazines or broadcast over the radio, this is why it is so easy for me to tell you that Charles Lindbergh is a true hero. Charles Augustus Lindbergh was born on February 4th, 1902 in Detroit. He grew up on a farm near Little Falls, Minn. When Charles was only a child he showed exceptional mechanical ability. At age 18 he entered t ...
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Titanic - 2,477 words
I have always been intrigued by the Titanic, but my interest boomed with the recent development in how the side of the ship was damaged. I was amazed that instead of causing a gaping wound, as was previously believed, the iceberg that Titanic hit merely caused a series of small rips in the side of the ship. Sonar was used to determine that the side of the ship had six small slits that were no bigger than a single hand (http://www.titanic.cc/sonar.htm). This research amazed me because of the amount of water that passed through the small slits in the hull. I was always interested in ships, but the mystery that surrounded the Titanic sinking caused me to choose it for my senior project. At our ...
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The Lost Years 15861592 - 3,004 words
... ncially and made investments in his native Stratford, assembling a comfortable life and a solid estate. Finally in 1599, he became part owner in the most prestigious public playhouse in London, the Globe. The Works. Shakespeare's early works, to mid-1594, can be divided into four groups: 1. The Classical plays: his first works which were heavily influenced by the classical examples he had learned as a student. Plautus served as the model for The Comedy of Errors, Seneca for Titus Andronicus. Both crude works when compared with Shakespeare's later work, but better than most plays being performed on the English stage at the time. 2. The History plays: where Shakespeare took the rough mater ...
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Comparison Between Democracy In Ancient Greece And United States - 1,828 words
The Influence of the Greeks on American Democracy Tyranny is the rule of one man to the advantage of the ruler, oligarchy to the advantage of the rich, democracy to the advantage of the poor. -Aristotle Democracy: a form of government that makes political decisions directly exercised by the whole body of citizens, under procedures of majority rule. This type of democracy is know as a direct democracy, however the form of government that citizens exercise the same right not in person but through elected representatives is known as a representative democracy. Today in the United States of America we have a representative democracy in which we appoint representatives through election. The found ...
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Hinkley And The Insanity Defense - 1,375 words
The Effect of John Hinckley Jr. on the Insanity Defense The insanity defense has always been a very controversial issue in the United States. Many people do not believe that by being classified as insane is a viable excuse for committing a crime, especially one as heinous as murder. There are many opponents to the use of the insanity plea because they feel that those who are found not guilty by reason of insanity are not punished for their criminal actions. Over time there have been several changes made to the defense plea, but it was not until the assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan by John Hinckley, Jr. that the insanity defense came under high scrutiny in the United States an ...
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Leonard Peltier Case - 1,589 words
One of the modern Native Americans' most prominent leaders, Leonard Peltier, was arrested in the summer of 1975 and eventually sentenced to two life terms for a crime many believe he did not commit. The conviction and imprisonment of Leonard Peltier is an injustice. His prosecution by the United States government represents yet another attempt to snuff out American Indian culture and leaders. The outspokenness of Peltier and other AIM members may be the only reason why Leonard Peltier has sat in prison for the last 24 years. Leonard Peltier is a Native American of mixed blood, being approximately 75 percent Sioux blood. His early life could be there story of almost any Native American growin ...
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None Provided - 1,556 words
Article 1: Unchanging China, News Analysis by David Shapinsky, ABC Article 2: WTO Entry Mixed Blessing for China, By John Leicester, Article 3: The Imperial Dragon, By Terry McCarthy, Time Magazine. After rather lengthy negotiations between the United States and China, there has been a trade agreement reached between the two countries. China has agreed to enter into the World Trade Organization(WTO). This along with U.S. Deputy Assistant Defense Secretary Kurt Campbells visit to China in an attempt to mend relations damaged by the U.S. bombing of the Chinese Embassy in Belgrade, marked a good series of events for U.S. and Chinese relations. The article also shows that the relationship betwee ...
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Whipples Procedure - 1,618 words
Admitting Diagnosis: Ca of the Duodenum W. F. is divorced and lives alone in a private dwelling. He has worked as a city bus driver for the past 10 yrs and plans to return to his job when he is able. W. F. also works part time as a carpenter with a friend doing custom carpentry after his day job ends. W. F. received support by regular visits from his girlfriend and family located in the city. Other family members live elsewhere but were in contact with him. W. F. was a pack/day smoker for approximately 30 yrs and is currently trying to quit he also usually has 2 beer or glasses of wine/day after work with supper. W.F. has had an appendectomy as well as nasal surgery 1991 to correct his snori ...
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Origin Of Surnames - 911 words
In today's society we all want to know who we are and where are names originated from. Our names are what give us our style and individuality. Our ancestors came from all over the world all having names that are a true mystery to us. Surnames or better known as last names are a very interesting topic, they are like our first names but give us identity through our family. Looking back into history our names have changed drastically keeping some from knowing what their surnames really originated. We can all find where our names originated from or what they represent, by doing some research. There are many ways to do this whether you call a relative, research in a library or, play on the Intern ...
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Feud - 697 words
Throughout the book Feud, Altina L. Waller debunks the old myths of two families at war and shows us that not only was the Feud a family feud but there were many people not in the Hatfield and McCoy families that were involved also. Altina L. Waller looked at the Feud like nobody else had ever looked at the Feud. Her words support the facts that capitalism brought fuel to the Feud. Her perspective on Feud may change your views about the Feud. Everyone thinks that the Feud that happened in the late eighteen hundreds was simply a family feud between the Hatfields and the McCoys. Altina L. Waller has a different view on the Feud. She believes that the Feud was not just a family feud but it invo ...
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