President Of The United States United States Of America
625 wordsFlexner, James Thomas. George Washington. Little. 1967 George Washington was one of the founding fathers of the United States of America. He served as commander-in-chief of the Continental army during the Revolutionary War, and later served as the first president of the United States. His thoughts and ideas helped mold the United States into the great country that it is today. George Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. He was the eldest son of Augustine Was...
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Mount Vernon George Washington
717 wordsGeorge Washington was born on February 22, 1732 in Westmoreland County, Virginia. George Washington inherited much more than a good mind and a strong body. He belonged to an old colonial family that believed in hard work, public service and in worshiping God. Washington's father, Augustine Washington was born in 1694 and died in 1743. He had four children with his first wife, Jane Butler Washington. She died in 1729. In March 1731, Augustine married Mary Ball. She was George's mother. Mary was b...
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War On Terrorism Joined The Army
1,744 wordsThese are journal entries of an American Solider named Private John G. Watson who was sent to Afghanistan to fight the war on terrorism. These are the last few entries in his journal before his convoy was ambushed and he was killed. He was only 21. August 2, 2001: So, I just got my draft slip in the mail. Looks like I am on my first assignment already. I mean, I just joined the army 5 months ago. President Bush is sending troops out to Afghanistan to fight the war on terrorism. He is sending us ...
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Dutch And Spanish Seafarers Dutch And Spanish Australia
1,261 wordsThe first Europeans to find Australia were Dutch and Spanish seafarers that arrived in Australia sometime during the 1600 -hundreds, but they weren't the first people except the aboriginals who had come to Australia. Chinese sailors had visited it in the 1200 -hundreds. The Dutch and Spanish seafarers thought that it was part of an undiscovered continent - "a Great South land." They didn't explore Australia. It was a British seafarer who explored the continent in the late 1700 -hundreds. James C...
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Million Years Ago 000 Years Ago
1,209 wordsSoutheast Asia is the location of a small country called the Philippines. Formally, Republic of the Philippines, the archipelago consists of roughly 7, 100 islands that are located in the southwest Pacific Ocean just Southeast of China. Natives of the country are called Filipinos. The term formerly originated when lowland Christian Spaniards, called indio's, began referring to themselves as Filipinos (Dolan 76). The ethnic background of a modern day Filipino is as complex as a typical Americans;...
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Intentional Fraud Primitive Tradition History
1,089 words... a vision. But is the account true? It certainly represents primitive tradition, since it is not only told by all the three Evangelists, but referred to in 2 Peter i. 16 - 18, 34 and evidently implied in the words of St. John, both in his Gospel, 35 and in the opening of his First Epistle. Few, if any would be so bold as to assert that the whole of this history had been invented by the three Apostles, who professed to have been its witnesses. Nor can any adequate motive be imagined for its in...
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William Shakespeare William Blake
1,058 wordsComparative analysis of poems by W. Blake and W. Shakespeare Someone has said that everything genial is very simple. However, some people would also argue that the more difficult the poem is, the more valuable it becomes to the reader. In their poems, both William Blake and William Shakespeare were able to unite simplicity of expressions and complication of symbols into two beautiful poems. These poems are rather different, if compared to each other, as are their composers. William Blake, an Eng...
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Plymouth Plantation William Bradford
526 wordsBradford and Morton I have lived my entire life here in New Hampshire and upon my thinking about it, I am amazed that I live so close to history. I am but two hours away from a controversy that occurred four hundred years ago. And it is from this beginning that the great United States of America grew. I laugh out loud; is this not true. Our founding fathers were nothing more than a few ambitious sinners with their own dreams and desires, not much different than the generations today. The pilgrim...
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3000 B C Creation Of Adam
1,484 wordsSignificant Details Fiction or history, story or truth, myth or religion, these are questions that are applied to the ancient epic of Gilgamesh. Interestingly, these same questions apply to another major work, the Bible. Who is to say what is real and what is fiction of these two very old books? They were written many years ago, both with many different versions, and in different languages with slight variations. While it is claimed that Sumerians wrote Gilgamesh as early as 3000 B. C. , there i...
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Catalina Mountains Catalina Highway Point
788 wordsSnow in the desert. Pine trees among the cactus. There are thunderstorms that you can see and hear but not feel. Your emotions run through your veins like your blood after a marathon. If there is another place like it in the world, I dont know where it could be. The Santa Catalina Mountains in Tucson Arizona are the Mount Sinai of the United States. Specifically, Mount Lemmon. Your journey begins at the base of the Catalina Mountains just past the aptly named, Bear Canyon Road. Once you reach th...
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Wade Davis Bill Robert E Lee
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David Koresh Los Angeles
739 wordsDAVID KORESH AND THE DAVIDIANS Branch Davidian's, American religious movement that became widely known in 1993, when most of its members were killed in a fire that destroyed their headquarters near Waco, Texas. The fire marked the end of a 51 -day siege by United States federal agents. (Microsoft Encarta 98 Encyclopedia. 1993 - 1997 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. ) The Branch Davidian's trace their origins to the Davidians movement, a splinter group of Seventh-Day Adventists founded...
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Wide Range International Market
298 wordsAn Desperate ORIENTAL RUG REVIEW An Oriental rug magazine. From the first issue, a tabloid published in March 1981, through a transition to a full-color magazine in 1987, collectors and dealers with a serious interest in Oriental rugs and textiles have turned to Oriental Rug Review for auction reports, international market reports, book reviews, exhibition reviews, interviews, humor, and a wide range of feature articles, both scholarly and anecdotal. Publication of Oriental Rug Review as a print...
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Jon Krakauer Thin Air
802 wordsInto Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mr. Everest Disaster As a child, Jon Krakauer dreamed of climbing, but he never dreamed that this one climb would be a disaster. Krakauer was assigned by Outside Magazine to report on the commercial expeditions that were being conducted on Mount Everest in May 1996. Jon Krakauer, the narrator and author, describes a first hand account of this ill-fated journey. Krakauer, his guide, and a group of climbers set out to the top of Mt. Everest to see how wise ...
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Dry Land Seven Days
1,547 wordsMyths from many different cultures seem to tell the same story. Themes from Babylonian myth can be seen in Egyptian stories; elements of Christian theology are evident in some ancient Chinese texts, and so on. How is this possible? How can cultures that have had little physical contact present us with such analogous narratives? These questions grow more perplexing when time is considered. Many of these tales are not only from separate corners of the earth, but also seem to have been written in v...
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Entered The Underworld Defining Characteristic Hades
372 wordsAlthough there are many characteristics that can be associated with the god Hades, there are a few specific characteristics that he is most well known for. The first characteristic that he is well known for is his greediness. Exotic stones and jewels that were prized by the Greeks and Romans surrounded Hades. Since he had all these resources at his fingertips, he was considered one of the most well off gods. And because of his wealth, Hades became a very greedy god. Another defining characterist...
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People Of Israel Mount Sinai
686 wordsThroughout Exodus and ending in Deuteronomy, the tale of Moses is told. Moses faces adversity from the start, beginning with his birth. His life takes many turns, all are for the better, but also very surprising. Moses story begins when he is born to a Hebrew woman. Previous to his arrival, the Pharoah had commanded that all sons born to Hebrews be cast into the Nile. This is done to prevent the Hebrew slaves from becoming too powerful and possibly joining the enemies of the Egyptians. Moses is ...
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Son Of Zeus Greek Hero
1,376 wordsThe subject of mythology deals mainly with the notion of battle, or good versus evil. In this struggle many individuals are singled out for either the evil they cause, or from the good they bring to people. When you mention heroes in mythology, there are two distinct names that a majority of people bring up, those names are Achilles and Hercules. Achilles was born to King Peleus and the sea-nymph Thetis. Soon after Achilles was born his mother dipped him in the River Styx, she was told, by doing...
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Pentheus Rejects Divine Powers Dionysus
1,045 wordsIn The Bacchae, Euripides portrays the character of Pentheus as an ignorant, stubborn, and arrogant ruler. These character flaws accompanied with his foolish decisions set the stage for his tragic downfall. Pentheus blatant disregard to all warnings and incidents, which prove that Dionysus is truly a god, lead him to his own death. In the end, his mistakes are unforgiving and his punishment is just. Throughout the play, the audience cannot help but feel merciless towards Pentheus. In his opening...
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Kingdom Of God Mosaic Law
604 wordsChristianity is founded on the life and teachings of Jesus, a first century C. E. Jew. Christianity became an independent religion as it spread beyond its Palestinian borders. However, since during its first few decades, it was a sect within Judaism, there must be a relationship of Judaism to Christianity. In the independent religion, two elements of its doctrine are essentially Jewish. First, Jesus is the messiah, or anointed king, who is spoken of in Jewish prophetic writings. Second, the mess...
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