Support For Reagan President Reagan Great
1,062 wordsReagan, Ronald Wilson (1911 -), the 40 th president of the United States (1981 - 1989), enforced the policies that reversed a general direction of movement toward greater government involvement in economic and social regulation. Reagan as the younger of two sons, was born in Tampico, Illinois and spent most of his childhood in Dixon, Illinois. After studying at Eureka College, a small Disciples of Christ college near Peoria, Illinois, he majored in economics, and became the president of the stud...
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World War Ii War In The Pacific
1,828 words... has Asia and that Britain would declare war the next day. Roosevelt responded that he would go before Congress the following day to ask for a declaration of war against Japan. Churchill wrote: "To have the United States at our side was to me the greatest joy. Now at this very moment I knew the United States was in the war, up to the neck and in to the death. So we had won after all! ... Hitler's fate was sealed. Mussolini's fate was sealed. As for the Japanese, they would be ground to powder...
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Thousand Dollars Twenty Minutes
1,337 wordsAlcatraz Island was opened from 1934 to 1963. At that time it was the last stop in the federal penitentiary pipeline. It housed famous criminals such as Al Scarface Capone, George Machine Gun Kelly, and Robert Stroud, The Birdman of Alcatraz (American Automobile Association 81). The warden, James Johnston, turned it into such a brutal place that even the most hardened criminals started calling it Hellcatraz. That raises the question was Alcatraz's brutality essential, or just plain cruel? Locate...
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Three Levels 3 M
618 wordsBoats have always represented technological ability and knowledge. And though the Ancient Greeks of Homer's time were not very technologically advanced (relative to the present time), their ships were quite remarkable. The most prominent among the Greek fighting ships was the trireme. The trireme first appeared around 700 BC in Corinth. After years of modification, this Mediterranean galley became the predominant warship from 500 to 300 BC. Controversy arises in trying to describe these ancient ...
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Combat Missions Combat Units
1,037 wordsWomen should be allowed to fight in combat and in combat missions. Being a women should not be a disqualification for any military job. By excluding women from fighting in combat positions, the military is not giving them the opportunity to advance as easily in rank as men and as a result make it difficult for them to occupy commanding positions in the services. If women meet the physical standards and those standards are the same as the mens, what reason is there for women not to be allowed to ...
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Kansas City Star Harold Krebs
1,480 wordsMany of the titles of Ernest Hemingway's stories are ironic, and can be read on a number of levels; Soldier's Home is no exception. Our first impression, having read the title only, is that this story will be about a old soldier living out the remainder of his life in an institution where veterans go to die. We soon find out that the story has nothing to do with the elderly, or institutions; rather, it tells the story of a young man, Harold Krebs, only recently returned from World War I, who has...
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World Of Illusion Amanda Wingfield
1,342 wordsGenerally when some one writes a play they try to elude some deeper meaning or insight in it. Meaning about ones self or about life as a whole. Tennessee Williams The Glass Menagerie is no exception the insight Williams portrays is about himself. Being that this play establishes itself as a memory play Williams is giving the audience a look at his own life, but being that the play is memory some things are exaggerated and these exaggerations describe the extremity of how Williams felt during the...
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Mother Wanted Told
460 wordsMarine Sgt. Scott Germosen never wanted to worry his mother. When the United States began its military campaign in Afghanistan, Germosen told hes mother that he had a duty that was taking him to Italy. As he was telling her the mother Myrna Washington of Coram had a feeling that he wasnt telling the truth. Myrna was remembering how she had a cousin Sonia Morales Poupolo who died on the first plane that struck the first tower building on September 11. Then she thinks to herself how the war is clo...
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Hiroshima And Nagasaki Iwo Jima
563 wordsThe date is August 2 nd, 1939. Physicist Albert Einstein has just completed the first of a series of five letters to Franklin Delano Roosevelt. In it he urges Roosevelt to support research toward the construction of an extremely powerful bomb. A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding territory. However, such bombs might very well prove to be too heavy for transportation by air. Albert and his ...
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North Vietnam Peace Talks
577 wordsUnlike conventional wars, the war in Vietnam had no defined front lines. Much of it consisted of hit-and-run attacks, with the guerrillas striking at government outposts and retreating into the jungle. In the early 1960 s some North Vietnamese troops, however, began to infiltrate into South Vietnam to help the Vietcong, and supplies sent to Hanoi from the USSR and China were sent south down the so-called Ho Chi Minh Trail. The war began to escalate in the first week of August 1964, when North Vi...
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William Dawes Midnight Ride
691 wordsWilliam Dawes... MidNight Ride Lt. William Dawes was born in 1762. Little is known of his childhood. His father, Benjamin Dawes, was clerk of works in the Ordnance Office at Portsmouth, Devon. William was the oldest of five children. The first we hear of William is that he joined the Royal Marines at the age of 17. He was twice married, and had three children, all from the first marriage. Lt. Dawes was a second lieutenant when wounded in action against the French at Chesapeake Bay in 1781. He vo...
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Controlled Environment Merchant Marine
762 wordsWhat controlled environment did you spend time in? How long? When I graduated from High School I entered into the Merchant Marine Academy at Fort Schuyler in New York. From then until I was in my mid thirties I was involved with ocean liners, tankers and ships. For periods of one year at a time I would be on a ship traveling the world, making shipments and patrolling the seas. The controlled environment was both on the ship and in the academy. Once on the ship I had to obey the rules and morals ...
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Kansas City Star Ernest Hemingway
1,576 wordsMany of the titles of Ernest Hemingway's stories are ironic, and can be read on a number of levels; Soldiers Home is no exception. Our first impression, having read the title only, is that this story will be about a old soldier living out the remainder of his life in an institution where veterans go to die. We soon find out that the story has nothing to do with the elderly, or institutions; rather, it tells the story of a young man, Harold Krebs, only recently returned from World War I, who has ...
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One Of The Major Police Officers
838 wordsIn Gun Control Gun Control In todays society, one of the major problems we face is the use, and misuse of guns. Guns are deadly weapons that can change a persons life physically and emotionally, mostly when it is not used properly. Many people possess at least one handgun either in purses or in homes for protection, while others own guns for their own pleasure. Despite the fact that a gun can protect a person during self-defense, it can also be dangerous because it can hurt and kill someone. If ...
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Viet Cong American
692 wordsVietnam was a war of attrition. It was the hardest war the United States has ever fought. We were fighting for a people who did not want us there and for a government that was to corrupt to help it and it? s people. Putting that aside, we where and still are the most powerful country in the world. This being said, why where we not able to successfully defeat the Viet Cong and The North Vietnamese Army? To that end there are many reason, one being our war strategy, another being the way the Vietn...
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World War Ii Native American
1,022 wordsMichaela Hamilton English Honours 2 April 1, 2001 Native American Code Talkers For thirty-six years the Japanese government puzzled over the mysterious unbreakable code used by the American Armed Forces in World War II. Navajo Code Talkers are literally what was employed in WWII. Navajo men that spoke [a variation of] their language. Navajo answered the military requirement for an undecipherable code because Navajo is an unwritten language of extreme complexity. Its syntax and tonal qualities, n...
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Iran Contra Affair National Security Council
1,188 wordsIn October and November 1986, two secret illegal U. S. Government operations were publicly exposed. In addition to naming other people as illegal operatives, the scapegoat of it all was Lieutenant Colonel Oliver L. North. Only months before he was being herald in the New York Times as President Reagan's Man of Action, and now North was being handed the blame of all guilty of illegally negotiating deals with Iran and Nicaragua. As the Iran-Contra Scandal was led into the national spotlight, so wa...
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World War Ii Patton Papers Combat
518 wordsThe Patton Papers are invaluable for two reasons. They tell the story of one of our countrys most effective warriors. The Patton Papers stand along with Douglas Southall Freeman or Lee and Chandler on Napoleon as a thorough treatment of a soldiers life and thought processes, written by an accomplished combat historian. In addition, The Patton Papers exceed either Freemans or Chandlers work in terms of being a complete, assembled, documented compilation of primary source material that can be read...
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Diplomatic Relations Congress Passed
296 wordsThe outlook of the U. S. entering WWI became most promising after the chain of events following the sinking of the Lusitania. Each situation made the U. S. more vulnerable for entering the war and finally there was no honorable way to stay neutral. Germany created a war zone within the waters surrounding Great Britain and Ireland so that German sub-marines could sink enemy vessels. The passenger ship, Lusitania, was torpedoed by the Germans because they claimed that the ship was carrying arms, a...
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Ho Chi Minh U S Involvement
1,727 wordsThe legacy of the American involvement in the Vietnam War is a memory that will live on forever. After reading the book titled Vietnam in Remission by James F. Veninga and Harry A. Wilmer, my first statement has been strengthened ten-fold because of the deep persuasiveness and informative nature of this book. I will begin by summarizing and interpreting the overall thoughts and perspectives that this work brings forth concerning the initiation and justification of U. S. involvement in the Vietna...
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