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  • Pierre Trudeau, Former Prime Minister Of Canada, Was Once Described As A French Canadian Proud Of His Identity And Culture, Y - 1,562 words
    Pierre Trudeau, former Prime Minister of Canada, was once described as "A French Canadian proud of his identity and culture, yet a biting critic of French-Canadian society, determined to destroy its mythology and illusions". He has also been identified as "A staunch, upholder of provincial autonomy holding the justice portfolio in the federal government". Such cumulative appraisal and observation made by past fellow bureaucrat provides high testimonial for the ex-Democratic Socialist. This critique will establish and dispute the prime directives that Trudeau had advocated in his own book written during the years 1965 to 1967. The compilation of political essays featured in his book deal with ...
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  • Call Of The Wild By Jack London 1876 1916 - 1,843 words
    Call of the Wild by Jack London (1876 - 1916) Call of the Wild by Jack London (1876 - 1916) Type of Work: Adventure novel Setting Northland (Alaska); the goldrush of the 1890s Principal Characters Buck, a large, intelligent and well-bred dog Spitz, a cruel lead sled dog John Thornton, Buck's Northiand master Story Overveiw Buck, a huge four-year-old Scottish Shepherd-Saint Bernard cross-breed, lived a life of ease at Judge Miller's Santa Clara Valley estate. As the judge's loyal companion, working with his sons, and guarding his grandchildren, Buck ruled over all things - humans included. Combining his mother's intelligence with the size and strength of his father, Buck became the undisputed ...
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  • Cambodia - 1,930 words
    ... hildren were underfed. Hundreds of thousands of children are orphans or have only one surviving parent. The crisis of poverty, affecting children and adults alike, makes lone-term planning difficult, or impossible. Because of insecurity and a shortage of revenue, the State of Cambodia has been unable to keep Cambodia's roads, bridges, and railway system in good repair. Trips that before 1970 took less than an hour from Phnom Penh by car, on well-paved roads, now take over three hours, on roads from which the paving has almost disappeared. Rapid Social Change A third theme is that for many Cambodians, as for millions of other people elsewhere in the 1990's, everything is changing so rapid ...
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  • French Canadians In Ne - 2,423 words
    French Canadians In Ne French Canadians & The Blackstone Valley John J. Barron Ethnicity in Massachusetts Wed. 12:30 The French have a lengthy history on this continent. The French became interested in the New World in 1524 when King Francois I sought wealth for his European domain (Brown 19). Expeditions were underwritten by the crown. It was eager to compete with other European powers in search for riches. Included in the early voyages were trips by Frenchman Jacques Cartier. Cartier discovered the Gulf of St. Lawrence in 1534 (Brown 21). He made further excursions toward the heartland of the continent, resulting in vast land claims. Another early visitor to America, Samuel de Champlain, o ...
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  • French Canadians In Ne - 2,300 words
    ... onsocket from town to city occurred when Samuel Slater smuggled the specifications for textile manufacturing equipment from England (Wessel 214). This opened the floodgates for the erection of the Mill City that we see today. Entrepreneurs like Ed Harris and others erected profitable mills along the Blackstone River throughout Woonsocket. By 1850 The city had regular mail service, a transportation system consisting of roads, The Blackstone Canal and the Providence & Worcester Railroad, And a plethora of textile manufacturing mills. Woonsocket had grown to a population of 4000, accommodating 17 cotton mills, 3 woolen mills, 6 machine shops, an iron foundry, 2 grist mills, a saw mill, a so ...
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  • French Nationalism - 1,440 words
    French Nationalism French and English Clashes in the first decade of the nineteenth century & the Birth of French-Canadian Nationalism For nearly two centuries the inhabitants of New France lived their day to day lives under the French Regime. The colony of New France was shaped by such institutions as the Catholic Church, and the seigneural system. After the Conquest of 1763, the inhabitants of New France now found themselves under the control of the British monarch. However, the life for the inhabitants of New France, virtually remained unchanged. It was not until the American Revolution, that the inhabitants of New France began to feel the British presence. As a result of the American Rev ...
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  • French Nationalism - 1,437 words
    ... n were released from prison, Bedard remained incarcerated for one year. However this incarceration did make Pierre Bedard hostile but rather more determined to win the political system and the English. After his release, Pierre Bedard made this address to his constituents: The Past ought not to discourage us, nor diminish our regard for the constitution. All other forms of government are subject to such abuses . . . All our contestations with the executive have eventuated in developing those advantages the constitution has vested us with. A master-work is best known by its practical operation. To enable us to appreciate the utility of each of the springs in the state machine, we have but ...
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  • In The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz, We See Duddy Set Himself Up For A Great - 1,066 words
    In The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, we see Duddy set himself up for a great downfall. We all know that every one must pursue their dreams, because without dreams there would be no reason to live. Duddy understands this perfectly, that is why he is very ambitious. From the moment he hears his grandfather say, A man without land is nobody. Remember that, Duddel.(Richler 49) Ever since those words were said Duddy prepared himself to seek the land of his dreams, no matter what the cost would be. Duddy is a relentless pursuer; a fierce competitor and also a good manipulator. At the end of the novel he does end up getting his land, but he is only successful because of his immoral and despicabl ...
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  • Mulroney - 1,548 words
    Mulroney Mulroney became the 18th prime minister of Canada on September 17, 1984, after his party, the Progressive Conservatives won the greatest parliamentary victory ever in Canadian history. Mulroney was born in 1939, the son of an electrician, in the paper mill town of Baie Comeau, Quebec. Mulroney attended a very strict military type all boys school until the age of 16 when he entered Saint Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. There he earned an honor degree in political science. While at St. FX he was active in on campus politics. During his first year he became a member of the youth wing of the P.C. Party of Nova Scotia. Before he graduated he was to become the Prime ...
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  • Quebecs Quiet Revolution: What Is It How Has It Changed Quebecs Society How Has It Affected Confederation The Englishfrench R - 1,070 words
    Quebec's Quiet revolution: What is it? How has it changed Quebec's society? How has it affected Confederation? The English-French relations have not always been easy. Each is always arguing and accusing the other of wrong doings. All this hatred and differences started in the past, and this Quiet revolution, right after a new Liberal government led by Jean Lesage came in 1960. Thus was the beginning of the Quiet Revolution. Lesage had an excellent team of cabinet ministers which included Rene Levesque. The Liberals promised to do two things during the Quiet Revolution; one was to improve economic and social standards for the people of Quebec, and the other was to win greater respect and reco ...
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  • Rocky Mountains - 3,661 words
    ... rp. Historically, a number of Native American peoples lived in the valley along the Missouri, including the Hidatsa, Crow, Iowa, Arikara, Blackfoot, and Sioux. The region was popular for buffalo hunting and agriculture, and the tribes used the river for commerce. In 1673 French-Canadian explorer Louis Jolliet and French missionary and explorer Jacques Marquette became the first Europeans to discover the Missouri when they came across the lower river during a journey down the Mississippi. The lower river became an important route for fur traders, who began to venture farther up the river. During the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806, American explorers Meriwether Lewis and Willia ...
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  • Sir Wilfrid Laurier Of Canada - 1,029 words
    Sir Wilfrid Laurier of Canada Laurier gained great achievement over his political years because he represented Canada as a whole. His family first came to Canada dating back to the time of New France and the early Montreal years. Laurier's father, a government surveyor and a genial, settled down in Canada and got married to Marcelle Martineau. Wildfrid was their first child who was born on November 20, 1841. Seven years later a tragedy struck the Laurier family when Wildfrid's mother died. Since his mother died when Wildfrid was only seven, his father wanted to give him the best education possible. His father knew if he were to succeed in Canada he would have to learn the english language an ...
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  • Taysachs Disease - 1,127 words
    Tay-Sachs Disease Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal, genetic disorder of the nervous system. There is no treatment. Tay-Sachs was first identified in the 1880's by two physicians. Dr. Bernard Sachs of the United States has found a "cherry-red" spot in the eyes of a patient. That patient later died. After searching medical literature, he found Warren Tay of great Britain had also reported this (Information, 1994). The symptoms of Tay-Sachs disease appear after about six months. At first, the patient has an over-exaggerated "startled" reaction to sounds and begins to loose control of its head. Eventually, it cannot roll over or sit without help. Dementia (uncontrolled laughter) may set in and the h ...
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  • The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitzthe Tragic Fall Of Duddy - 1,197 words
    The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--The Tragic Fall of Duddy The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz--The Tragic Fall of Duddy A man must pursue his dreams. This is certainly true for everyone of the humankind, for if there were no dreams, there would be no reason to live. Duddy Kravitz understands this perfectly, that is why he is one of the most ambitious young men of his time. From the moment he hears his grandfather says, "A man without land is nobody," he is prepared to seek the land of his dream -- no matter what the cost would be. This ambition of his is very respectable, but unfortunately his methods are damnable. Duddy is a relentless pursuer; a formidable competitor and also a ruthles ...
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  • The Watergate Scandal - 1,990 words
    The Watergate Scandal The Watergate Scandal was a series of crimes committed by the President and his staff, who were found to spied on and harassed political opponents, accepted illegal campaign contributions, and covered up their own misdeeds. On June 17, 1972, The Washington Post published a small story. In this story the reporters stated that five men had been arrested breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. The headquarters was located in a Washington, D.C., building complex called Watergate. These burglars were carrying enough equipment to wiretap telephones and take pictures of papers. The Washington Post had two reporters who researched deep into the stor ...
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