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  • The Novel The Great Gatsby Is Set During The 1920s On Long Island, New York - 880 words
    The novel The Great Gatsby is set during the 1920's on Long Island, New York. In the novel, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gatsby has a dream that a majority people would want to live. The dream is made up of things that may vary from one person to another, but it is still a basic dream for most people. Finding someone that you truly love and that truly loves you back is one part of the dream. Being happy is another. The final part is having wealth and being in the upper class of society. This dream that is pursued by so many can endanger the future of someone because they never know what they would have to go through to get it. Gatsby's main goal throughout the novel is to attain true love with a ...
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  • Abolitionists - 926 words
    Abolitionists Strategies of Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown Abolitionist Movement was a reform movement during the 18th and 19th centuries. Often called the antislavery movement, it sought to end the enslavement of Africans and people of African descent in Europe, the Americas, and Africa itself. It also aimed to end the Atlantic slave trade carried out in the Atlantic Ocean between Africa, Europe, and the Americas. Many people participated in trying to end slavery. These people became known as the abolitionists. The three well-known abolitionists are Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, and John Brown. Sojourner Truth (1797-1883), born into slavery as Isabella, was an American a ...
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  • Amistad - 298 words
    Amistad The Portuguese abducted a group of Africans, and shipped them to Havana, Cuba. The Africans were then purchased by two Spanish men and put aboard the schooner Amistad for a voyage to Principe. The Africans seized the ship, killed two of the crew, and ordered the schooner to be navigated for the coast of Africa. The remaining crew altered their course and steered for the American shore. In August of 1839, the Amistad was seized off Long Island, NY, by the U.S. brig Washington. The Spaniards were freed and the Africans were imprisoned in New Haven and Hartford Connecticut. The Spanish men claimed the Africans as their property and others claimed that they saved the schooner Amistad and ...
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  • Asteroids A Planet Killer - 516 words
    Asteroids A Planet Killer The universe is a shooting gallery and earth is the bullseye. The earth is always under threat of a doomesday asteroid that will wipe out civilization. There are over one thousand asteroids traveling toward earth and only three quarters are accounted for. Where are the other one forth? No one knows because the government doesn't fund NASA astrologists enough to cover the astroids. Just one impact could end civilization as we know it. No matter where it hits everything would die, even bacteria. To give an estimate how much is spent on asteroid detection. It is said to be less than the cost to operate a single McDonald's franchise. Total disaster would occur no matter ...
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  • Blooming Trinity - 1,233 words
    Blooming Trinity English 1302.018 October 11, 2000 Blooming Trinity In the poem When Lilacs Last In The Dooryard Bloomd, by Walt Whitman, three important symbols are introduced. These symbols of a star, the lilac, and a bird exhibit Whitmans transcendentalism and serve as an allusion to Abraham Lincolns life and death. Whitmans poetry, through these symbols, opens a window to the prevailing social attitudes, moral beliefs, and cultural disposition of his time through his allusions to President Lincoln. To understand Whitmans poetry one must first know something about the poet himself. Walt Whitman was born on May 31, 1819 in Long Island New York. Whitman disliked the idea of becoming a carpe ...
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  • Born In Boston In 1809, Edgar Poe Was Destined To Lead A Rather Somber And Brief Life, Most Of It - 1,175 words
    ... se ideas, along with those of Plato, the Neoplatonists, Asian mystics, and SWEDENBORG, strongly influenced his philosophy. Returning home (1835), he settled in Concord, Mass., which he, Margaret FULLER, THOREAU, and others made a center of TRANSCENDENTALISM. He stated the movement's main principles in Nature (1836), stressing the mystical unity of nature. A noted lecturer, Emerson called for American intellectual independence from Europe in his Phi Beta Kappa address at Harvard ("The American Scholar," 1837 [.txt-only version]). In an address at the Harvard divinity school (1838), he asserted that redemption could be found only in one's own soul and intuition. Emerson developed transcend ...
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  • Charles Lindenburgh - 1,067 words
    Charles Lindenburgh Charles Lindbergh One of the greatest heroes the world has ever known Charles Augustus Lindbergh. He is most famous for his transatlantic flight from New York to Paris. Lindbergh acquired great fame for doing good will tours in Latin America. Other than politicians and war heroes no one has yet quite matched his fame. He was a genus when it came to aviation and mechanics. He advised the making and design of several planes from ones made of wood and wire to supersonic jets. He helped several countries and airlines by giving them advise on their air fleets. He wrote several documents of his journeys and of his life. Charles Lindbergh entered this world on February 4, 1902 i ...
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  • Colonization - 1,422 words
    Colonization Essay #1 Although New England and the Chesapeake regions were settled largely by people of English origin, by 1700 the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. I have described both societies in an attempt to demonstrate their developments. Virginia Colony In 1607 a group of merchants established Englands first permanent colony in North America at Jamestown, Virginia. They operated as a joint-stock company that allowed them to sell shares of stock in their company and use the pooled investment capital to outfit and supply overseas expeditions. This joint stock company operated under a charter from James I with a concern for bringing Christian religion to the native peopl ...
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  • Constitutional Republic - 1,058 words
    Constitutional Republic Between 1787 and 1791 the Framers of the US Constitution established a system of government upon principles that had been discussed and partially implemented in many countries over the course of several centuries, but never before in such a pure and complete design, which we call a constitutional republic. Since then, the design has often been imitated, but important principles have often been ignored in those imitations, with the result that their governments fall short of being true republics or truly constitutional. The Framers of the Constitution tried very hard to design a system that would not allow any one person or group within the government to gain too much ...
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  • Cornelius Vanderbilt - 405 words
    Cornelius Vanderbilt Vanderbilt was born to a poor family and quit school at the age of 11 to work for his Father who was a boater. When he turned 16 he persuaded his mother to give him a $100 dollar loan for a boat to start his business. He opened a transport and freight service Between New York and Staten Island for eighteen cents a trip. He repaid the loan with an $1,000 dollars. Vanderbilt later received a government contract to supply the forts around New York. Large profits allowed him to build a schooner and two other vessels for trade. Vanderbilt got his name from being the "commander" of the biggest vessel. By 1817 he possessed $9,000 dollars. Vanderbilt then sold his interests and ...
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  • Diversity In Management - 1,661 words
    Diversity In Management Diversity in management, or lack thereof, is having the same mixture of women, blacks, and other minorities in management positions as there is in that local population. What this paper will talk about is some of the facts that business will have to face in regards to diversifying there workforce and there management. Also, it will discuss that while our workforce is becoming more diverse, the upper and middle management of many companies are not. We have to remember that having diversified workforce is not something a company should have, actually it is some thing that has happened or is soon going to happen due to the fact that we have a more diversified population. ...
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  • Dress Codes - 386 words
    Dress Codes During the 1980's, some schools began to impose dress codes in order to obtain a proper school environment. The dress codes stated that students should be dressed decently and clothing or hair fashions should not distract other students. I believe that dress codes should be imposed in order to eliminate problems in a public schools. Have you ever turned on the TV and heard about a kid who was beat up because someone wanted to steal his shoes or his jacket? Well I remember a few times were I turned on the news and heard this. Problems like this are exactly the reason why dress codes should be placed in public schools. Wearing extravagant clothing can cause problems while in school ...
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  • Economics Of Aquaculture United States - 1,436 words
    Economics Of Aquaculture United States Economics of Aquaculture United States Aquaculture is the fastest growing agricultural industry in the United States. In 1990, there were over 100 species cultured; eight species accounted for approximately 70% of total culture, with over 3400 aquaculture operations in the United States. This trend is driven by increased demand for fisheries product and reduced yield from traditional fisheries landings (National Research Council, 1982). Given the increased demand, there is a significant potential for job creation in an expanded aquacultural industry. The estimated U.S. Total Aquaculture Production (including freshwater) has more than doubled from 139,88 ...
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  • Erosion Of Barriers - 1,541 words
    Erosion Of Barriers The barrier beaches, which line the south shore of Long Island are in a constant state of change due to factor's such as wind, tides and wave action. "The term 'barrier' identifies one that protects other features, such as lagoons, salt marshes, and bays from direct attack from the open ocean" (Leatherman 1). The pebbles and sand of which these beaches are made constantly lifted and deposited in other areas. Currents created by tides and waves carry sediment and deposit it on beaches and in shallow water areas along the shoreline. In this paper I will discuss wave activity, the most prevalent factor of beach erosion. In addition, I will examine the roll of sand dunes and ...
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  • Ethical Management Of Email Privacy - 1,047 words
    Ethical Management of E-mail Privacy As I am sitting at my work station in a crowded office building, I hear the wonderful sound of "You've got mail." In turn I open my E-mail mailbox and find a letter from a nearby employee. This letter contains the usual funny joke of the day and a short joke ridiculing the boss, as usual. Who was to know that my supervisor would eventually find this letter, which would lead to both the termination of my job and my fellow employee? Does this sound common? It may, because the issue of E-mail and privacy is very common and controversial in our advanced technological world. The determination of what is ethical or unethical is not simple or straightforward. Em ...
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  • Ever After - 925 words
    Ever After June 2nd , 1938 Queen Mary Dear Diary, Why have I sgreed? What made me say yes? I do not want to go to Europe! I want to stay here in Long Island for the rest of my life. I know that my family thinks that I have been shutting the world out but I simply can not stand the aberessment in facing all those people back home , in New York, looking at me, talking among themselves here comes Sarah Thompson. She is divorced you know. Why cant my family understand that? And beside, I just found the most amazing house right here in Long Island. It is in an old deserted farm. There is a tiny little cottage there in a desperat need of repair and it is near the ocean. Oh, how I would love to liv ...
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  • Extra Sensory Perception - 1,364 words
    Extra Sensory Perception Table Of Contents Chapter Page History of ESP...........................................3 What is ESP?.............................................5 Test for Telepathy.......................................7 Test for Clairvoyance....................................10 Bibliogrophy...................................... .......12 Chapter I The History Of ESP ================== History of ESP As most people see it, the brain is a machine whose outputs depends essentually on input fed in through the senses. Yet history is rich in stories of individuals whose minds seemed capable of more: people claiming knowledge that their brains could not have gained through any senses k ...
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  • Fbook Report : Real Ghostsf Ff F Book Title F : Real Ghosts F Author F : Daniel Cohen F Book Type F : Nonfiction F Year Publi - 992 words
    ... E.HE TOLD THE BOY TO TAKE HIS PILLOW AND BLANKETS AND SLEEP ON THE FLOOR.WHILE REVEREND WINSTON WATCHED,THE BOY AND THE BEDDING BEGAN TO SLIDE ACROSS THE ROOM. REVEREND WINSTON WAS THEN CONVINCED THAT SOMETHING VERY ODD WAS GOING ON.BUT HE DIDN'T KNOW WHAT ? HE FELT THAT THE EVENTS WERE BEYOND HIS UNDERSTANDING AND CONTROL. THE BOY WAS TAKEN TO GEORGETOWN HOSPITAL FOR BOTH PHYSICAL AND MENTAL TESTS.THE TESTS TURNED UP NOTHING.VISITS TO THE PSYCHIATRISTS DID NOT MAKE THE DISTURBANCES THAT CENTRED AROUND THE FOURTEEN YEAR OLD DISAPPEAR. THE DEEN FAMILY BECAME DESPERATE.THEY FINALLY DEPENDED ON A DRASTIC CURE.THEY CALLED IN A PRIEST TO PERFORM AN "EXORCISM." EXORCISM IS A VERY OLD RITUAL.IT ...
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  • First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy - 1,524 words
    First Lady - Jacqueline Kennedy When she was First Lady, Jacqueline Kennedy achieved a life beyond her wildest dreams. She had the love of the most powerful man in the world, a mansion with a staff of servants, a fleet of limousines, airplanes, and helicopters, round the clock security, a wardrobe created by her own couturier, and the adoration of millions of people. Then in a split second in Dallas, she lost it all. She was among the most accomplished, elegant and inspiring of the first American First Ladies. Poet Robert Frost called her one of the greatest First Ladies in American History. Jacqueline Lee Bouvier, a gallant woman, was born on July 28, 1929. Her early years were spent betwee ...
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  • Fitzgerald Protagonists - 1,095 words
    Fitzgerald Protagonists There is a very direct similarity between ones behavior and ones environment. Humans are products of the environments they inhabit. Humans evolve and adopt behaviors which are very similar to those found in their social climate. This is especially true when examining the characters of F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald presents the characters in his novels as products of a society void of moral integrity. Since Fitzgeralds protagonists in The Last Tycoon, The Great Gatsby, and Tender is The Night, succumb to the moral desert of high society, they end their lives in failure. Fitzgerald places his protagonist in The Last Tycoon, The Great Gatsby , and Tender is The Night, ...
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