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23 Oct 2007
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Hiroshima By: John Hersey

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Ever since the very day the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima at 8:15 AM, on August 6th, 1945, a question of “moral or not?” sprang up in people's minds, even in the minds of the victims. Some people say the US did right in dropping the bomb to force Japan's surrender, even...

23 Oct 2007
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African Americans in Oklahoma

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Modern history

The “All-Black towns” of Oklahoma represent a unique segment of American history. Neither in the deep south nor the far west did so many African Americans come together to create and govern their own communities. Between 1865 and 1920, African Americans had established over 50 towns in...

22 Oct 2007
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History of the Scopes Trial

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Modern history

In 1925, one of the most famous trials in American history took place. The question being debated was evolution, and a young teacher by the name of John Scopes was on trial for teaching it to his students. After an enormous amount of publicity, the famous William Jennings Bryan decided to...

22 Oct 2007
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Abolitionists and the Klu Klux Klan

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Modern history

Social movements can be very influential within a nation, and they often result in massive changes. When a large number of individuals are dissatisfied with a policy and believe it is necessary to take action against that policy, social movements are born. These movements can take various forms,...

22 Oct 2007
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The Holocaust

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

The twelve years between 1933 and 1935 saw the systematic elimination of over ten million people, including over six million Jews and over four million Gypsies, Slavs, Communists, and people deemed unfit for life, such as the mentally retarded and homosexuals. Known as the Holocaust, this...

19 Oct 2007
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The Shocked and the Saved

Essay - 5 pages - Medieval history

World history is full of brutality. Wars and conquests, rapes and massacres; savage displays of the primitive monster man has always been and always will be. Yet more disgusting than any military operation is the mutilation of religion in the face of political gain. ...

19 Oct 2007
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The Greater Good

Essay - 4 pages - Ancient history

Joan of Arc never lived to hear her own name; she never lived to see her own deliverance. Jeanne la Pucelle (Joan the Maid) died a heretic. Redeemed twenty-five years later at the nullification of the Rouen trial that sentenced her to the stake, Joan finally earned the honor...

12 Oct 2007
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Heathen Morton and Religious Bradford

Essay - 3 pages - Medieval history

Long before the “Odd Couple”, there was a duo even more opposite and conflicted - Thomas Morton and William Bradford. A battle between two strong characters, with very different and contrasting beliefs about life, ensued on 1622 in the early English settlement of Plymouth,...

09 Oct 2007
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Monopoly

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company was founded in 1870 by John D. Rockefeller and several of his business associates, including his brother William Rockefeller, Henry Flagler, chemist Samuel Andrews, and a silent partner Stephen V. Harkness. It started out as a small Ohio partnership with its...

08 Oct 2007
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The Rewrite

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

As a young nation the United States was faced with the prospect of gaining a foothold in the world, during a time when European aggression and tensions were running high. During the period from 1775 through 1819, American diplomats were able to achieve dramatic successes in the realm of foreign...

08 Oct 2007
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Intercantica Connections: Paradiso Cantos Three and Four

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Intercantica Connections Paradiso Cantos Three and Four While Dante's Divine Comedy is separated into three distinct sections, the entire work of literature is just that, one long book. Even though the sections take place in different settings, many parallels can be made from one...

08 Oct 2007
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Fundamental Transformations between the Reigns of Peter the Great and Alexander II

Essay - 5 pages - Medieval history

At the onset of Peter's reign Russian culture was in a dismal state. The vast majority of the Russian population was illiterate, even among the nobility. Since Peter wanted to westernize Russian society on virtually all levels, education and culture would have to be an integral part of such an...

05 Oct 2007
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Peter the Great and Alexander I

Tutorials/exercises - 5 pages - Medieval history

Peter the Great (1689-1725) was the major force that turned Russia away from the old ways of Asiatic Russia, and opened the window to the west. His series of accomplishments as Tsar of Russia began at the dawn of the eighteenth century, with the foundation of St. Petersburg. Constructing both, a...

05 Oct 2007
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The Short-Stories of Lu Xun

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

"Down with Confucianism!" "We want Mr. S and Mr. D!" These were some of the cries that could be heard in the streets of China on May 4, 1919. This date marked the high point of the student movement known as the May Fourth Movement. Following the humiliation at the Paris Peace Conference...

05 Oct 2007
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Galileo Galilee

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

Galileo Galilee's advancements in astronomy forever changed the way the Western world viewed itself. His support of the heliocentric theory in Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems- Ptolemaic and Copernican published in 1632 included new advancements in Nikolai Copernicus' theory. Though...

04 Oct 2007
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The Second American Revolution Analysis and Impact of the Republican Economic Legislation of the Civil War Era

Essay - 11 pages - Modern history

The United States Civil War was a watershed event for the country. The consequences of the conflict changed the landscape of the country forever. Historian Charles Beard labeled the war “The Second American Revolution”, because he believed that more change took place during this period...

03 Oct 2007
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Sino-Vatican Relations: Past, Present and Future

Essay - 6 pages - Modern history

This past Easter Sunday Pope Benedict XVI sent a letter to the Catholics in China which provided long-requested guidance to Chinese bishops in the country. The Pope outlined his opinions on how to respond to illicitly ordained bishops, as well as how to strengthen ties with the Patriotic...

03 Oct 2007
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The Cold War: A Change in Policy

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

After the defeat of the Axis powers in World War II, two super powers remained in the world: the United States and the Soviet Union. These two nations had very different views about the world and their political regimes were polar opposites. During the beginning of the Cold War, which lasted...

28 Sep 2007
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Why European Colonialism Was a Disaster for Native Americans

Essay - 3 pages - Medieval history

The smallpox epidemic that virtually wiped out the natives in their own land was asdisastrous as perhaps any epidemic that has ever existed in human history. While AIDS is doing enormous damage and harm to the people of Africa, it is not suffering from a population implosion. In fact, the...

27 Sep 2007
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Essay on "Letter from Birmingham Jail"

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

In “Letter from Birmingham Jail” Dr. Martin Luther King, raises an interesting point about the civil right's movement. He notes those who rallied for the government to enforce the landmark decision of 1954, in which the Supreme Court ordered the desegregation of the school system, were...

27 Sep 2007
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Trials and Tribulations of a Worker in the Soviet Union

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Pavel Chernin, my grandfather, faced excruciating hardships, felt a sense of nationalism and experienced unexpected satisfaction, all at the hands of the manufacturing industry of the Soviet Union. The industry was one of the country's biggest as a result of Stalin's first two five year plans and...

05 Sep 2007
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Saint Domingue: The First Successful Slave Rebellion

Tutorials/exercises - 4 pages - Modern history

When Columbus first landed on the tiny island that would later be known as Saint Domingue, and eventually Haiti, it is doubtful whether he could have ever imagined it becoming “the wealthiest European outpost in the New World,” nor the significant impact that it would eventually...

05 Sep 2007
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The Growth of Education in Tudor England under the Influences of Church and State

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Medieval history

The growth of education in England is largely associated with the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and the rule of the Tudor monarchy. Although there are many factors which contributed to the advancement of education, it was the policies of church and state that had the greatest impact. It is...

04 Sep 2007
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A Short History of Benjamin Franklin

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

Benjamin Franklin was a very important historical figure that was crucial to the developments of the eighteenth century. Franklin is a poster child for the Enlightenment and throughout his life he was successful in several endeavors. Franklin was a printer, scientist, diplomat, inventor,...

30 Aug 2007
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The Great Awakening of Women

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Modern history

The transition to a cash economy along with the increasing antislavery movement ensured that nineteenth century America would become economically and politically changed. However, the second Great Awakening ensured that principles of the past would remain constant and stronger than ever and white...

28 Aug 2007
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At War With Race

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Racism has existed since the beginning of time. People have fought hundreds of wars in the name of racial superiority. Racial differences come between almost all people at some point, be it in war or in every day life. Robert Abzug's Inside the Vicious Heart and...

22 Aug 2007
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Christianity: Justification for Slavery, License to Freedom

Essay - 2 pages - Modern history

When the first Africans were taken from their homeland to be sold into bondage in the Americas, their religion was left behind with their freedom back in Africa. Their native religions, as well as their languages and various other aspects of culture, were banned from practice in the New...

22 Aug 2007
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Sample Scholarship Essay That Was Successful!

Essay - 1 pages - Modern history

Deciding on the one aspect in all of human history that I would change is certainly a difficult question. I thought of terrorism, the Holocaust, war, conquest, and slavery first. The two aspects these have in common are violence and injustice. Eliminating violence and injustice would erase most...

07 May 2007
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Rushdie: A Bend in Indian History

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Salman Rushdie has been in hiding for over a decade due to assassins who are out searching for him because of his “anti-Islamic blasphemy, belief and disbelief, anti-Thatcher politics, and pro-Western propaganda” (Kuortti 1999: 15). Even though Iranian leader, Khomeini, who initially...

07 May 2007
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Transitional "Electoralism"

Essay - 4 pages - Modern history

In October 1998, Yeltsin defeated his opponents by military force and thus communicated a clear message about both his power and his resolve to achieve his objectives. After this, he presented a new institutional design for organizing politics in Russia. His enemies as well as the...