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  • American Power Act

    American Power Act

    Summary of the American Power Act (Kerry-Lieberman) On May 12, 2010, Senator Kerry (D-MA) and Senator Lieberman (I-CT) released their draft legislation, the American Power Act (APA). This bill contains a comprehensive, sector-based approach to enhancing energy security, spurring the development and deployment of clean energy technologies, and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The bill contains the following seven titles: domestic clean energy development, global warming pollution reduction, consumer protection, job protection and growth, international

    Essay Length: 1,620 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: July 14, 2010
  • African Civilization

    African Civilization

    Print this story | Send to a friend | ShareThis | Gulf Africa Strategy Forum 2009 Faryal Leghari ( 23 February 2009 The Gulf-Africa Strategy Forum 2009 will endeavour to strengthen economic relations between the GRC and the African States and also seek opportunities to forge political and security alliances between both the regional flanks. This Conference is an initiative launched by the Gulf Research Center (GRC)-an independent think tank based in Dubai -and

    Essay Length: 770 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: July 18, 2010
  • Puerto Rican American

    Puerto Rican American

    The island of Puerto Rico (formerly Porto Rico) is the most easterly of the Greater Antilles group of the West Indies island chain. Located more than a thousand miles southeast of Miami, Puerto Rico is bounded on the north by the Atlantic Ocean, on the east by the Virgin Passage (which separates it from the Virgin Islands), on the south by the Caribbean Sea, and on the west by the Mona Passage (which separates it

    Essay Length: 2,527 Words / 11 Pages
    Submitted: July 18, 2010
  • American Troops Overseas

    American Troops Overseas

    American troops are being sent overseas to maintain peace in a nation involved in a civil war. Whether the peace troops should or should not be sent overseas, they are being sent overseas. I do not believe that it is the responsibility of American troops to make peace in a country that is at Civil war. A civil war is a war fought within a nation between that nations people. By sending peace troops to

    Essay Length: 595 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: July 31, 2010
  • Segration And Civil Rights

    Segration And Civil Rights

    Segregation and The Civil Rights Movement Segregation was an attempt by white Southerners to separate the races in every sphere of life and to achieve supremacy over blacks. Segregation was often called the Jim Crow system, after a minstrel show character from the 1830s who was an old, crippled, black slave who embodied negative stereotypes of blacks. Segregation became common in Southern states following the end of Reconstruction in 1877. During Reconstruction, which followed the

    Essay Length: 4,118 Words / 17 Pages
    Submitted: August 21, 2010
  • Causes And Effects Of The Civil War

    Causes And Effects Of The Civil War

    Did you know America's bloodiest battle fought on their own soil was the Civil War? The Civil War was fought on American soil between the northern states and the southern states. Many causes provoked the war, which would affect the nation for decades to come. Slavery, the Missouri Compromise, and John Brown's attack on Harpers Ferry, Virginia, were some of the many causes. In turn hundreds of thousands of soldiers died, the South's economy

    Essay Length: 726 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: August 22, 2010
  • Causes Of The Civil War

    Causes Of The Civil War

    Rhys Arnott The American Civil War is one of the most significant and controversial periods in American history. The Civil War was caused by mounting conflicting pressures, principles, and prejudices, fueled by differences and pride, and set into motion by unlikely set of political events. At the root of all of the problems was the establishment of slavery, which had been introduced into North America in early colonial times. The American Revolution had been fought

    Essay Length: 913 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: August 22, 2010
  • The Civil War

    The Civil War

    Being a typical and traditional father has always been the role of every father. Every traditional father has a different attitude towards his son, they want their son to see life the rough way, be responsible, and have a very typical attitude towards life. In the story "Powder" written by Tobias Wolff the fathers thoughts are not traditional and typical, like most fathers. The father in the story wants his son to experience life in

    Essay Length: 829 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: August 22, 2010
  • Civil War

    Civil War

    Alpha -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Alpha The first Greek alphabet alpha symbolizes the beginning of an event. Here, of course, we are talking about the beginning of the Civil War. Conventional history claims that the American Civil War started on April 12, 1861 at the bombing of Fort Sumter. Is it true? We CW buffs probably would not quite satisfy with this answer, and we know there were armed hostile incidents happening long before Ft. Sumter, and

    Essay Length: 1,364 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: August 22, 2010
  • Native Americans

    Native Americans

    Native Americans culture is unique for many ways. Living on the reservations they were in touch with nature as well as their ancestors. Native Americans are disputed in the country, diverse among tribes, culturally mixed, and recognize their own political stands (Bordewich, 1996, p. 71). These have changed over the years, but before the reconstruction of the Native Americans the people were identifiable and knew who they were. Before the Europeans came and changed their

    Essay Length: 878 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: August 23, 2010
  • Native Americans

    Native Americans

    In the early days of English settlement in the American colonies, the Indian-European relationship of each area was the determining factor in the survival of the newly established colonies. By working together and exchanging methods of food production and survival, an English colony could maintain its population and continue to support the arrival of new settlers. However, a colony that had trouble maintaining ties with their Indian neighbors had a tough time attracting settlers

    Essay Length: 614 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: August 23, 2010
  • Medicine During The Civil War

    Medicine During The Civil War

    Medicine During the Civil War 1861-1865 When Walt Whitman wrote that he believed the "real war" would never get into the books, this is the side he was talking about (Belferman 1996). Yet, it is important that we remember and recall the medical side of the conflict too, as horrible and terrifying as it was (Adams 1952). Long before doctors and people knew anything about bacteria and what caused disease was the time of Civil

    Essay Length: 1,784 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: August 23, 2010
  • The True American Cowboy

    The True American Cowboy

    The True American Cowboy As the twentieth century approached, America was experiencing a time of considerable expansion. All eyes were looking for ways to make the United States a larger, more powerful, and more efficient country. Because of this wave in American society, there was no movement given more devotion than the settling of the West. The range-cattle industry in its various aspects, and in its importance to the United States and particularly to the

    Essay Length: 2,220 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: August 24, 2010
  • Civilization Paper

    Civilization Paper

    Civilization is a term used in many different ways. It can be defined as; people who eat the same kind of foods, People who live together, people who speak the same language, and so on. Yet each way that it is defined relates towards the same topic; Humans and their existence on the planet. Civilization is known greatly as a group of humans or animals that live generally together and practice the same habits. Civilization,

    Essay Length: 674 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: August 28, 2010
  • Civil Engineering

    Civil Engineering

    Steve Klehfoth 1/29/01 CIVIL ENGINEERING Civil engineering is the oldest of the main branches of engineering. Civil engineers use their knowledge to supervise and plan construction projects such as roads, airports, bridges, canals, tunnels, and wastewater systems. They also collaborate with architects to design and construct various types of buildings. Some other civil engineering endeavors include highways, airports, pipelines, railroads, levees, and irrigation and sewage systems. Civil engineers try to design their structures to be

    Essay Length: 559 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: August 29, 2010
  • Effects Of World War I On American Society

    Effects Of World War I On American Society

    My report is on how the first world war effected the American people, and how the war helped shape the country we know today. The war started when Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife Sophie were touring the city of Sarajevo in the newly acquired country of Serbia. The Serbian Nationalistic group the "Black Hand" plotted to assainate him, so, Gavrillo Princip shot Franz Ferdinand in June of 1914. Anyway this led to a big

    Essay Length: 798 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: August 30, 2010
  • American Banking

    American Banking

    The American Banking System 1800-1810 INTRODUCTION Looking back to the outset of the 19th century, it is impossible to say that any real banking system had really been developed in the US. This is to say that, though there were roughly 120 private commercial banks that had been chartered by new state governments, the so-called system was scarcely organized. It was ad hoc in nature and directly linked to the merchant banking practices of the

    Essay Length: 3,713 Words / 15 Pages
    Submitted: August 31, 2010
  • Native American Sound Instruments

    Native American Sound Instruments

    "Native American Sound Instruments" Through my own personal experiences and teachings from Native Americans, that have offered to enlighten me, I've gathered that there is a sacred nature rich in spirit and soul to them. The Native American lives religion as a way of life. Children of the tribe grow up in this world of spirituality and learn from example that religion can come as easily as taking a breath every day. This is no

    Essay Length: 1,717 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: September 2, 2010
  • American Beauty

    American Beauty

    American Beauty In life, everyone must make choices. Choices give an individual the freedom to decide the path which they will follow. In the movie American Beauty, each of the characters has a choice he or she needs to make. The main character, Lester Burnham, is faced with many choices that could either lead to his ultimate happiness or draw him further into his despair. Carolyn Burnham, Lester's wife, is faced with a loveless marriage

    Essay Length: 3,508 Words / 15 Pages
    Submitted: September 3, 2010
  • Bilingual Education And Latino Civil Rights

    Bilingual Education And Latino Civil Rights

    Bilingual Education and Latino Civil Rights While the population of language minority children in the nation makes up a substantial part of the student population, and continues to grow, their educational civil rights have come under increasing scrutiny and attack over the past decade. All students have the right to be provided access to content area knowledge. Bilingual education, or teaching through the native language, has been an important technique for providing that right

    Essay Length: 1,973 Words / 8 Pages
    Submitted: September 5, 2010
  • Latin American Independence

    Latin American Independence

    Latin American Independence Latin American Independence was the drive for independence from Spain and France by the Latin American people. There were many contributing factors that ultimately led to the uprising of Latin American colonies. Europe's strong hold on the economic and political life of Latin America, was creating friction between the Latin Colonies and the European nations. Eventually, this would become enough for the Latin American people and the drive for independence from France

    Essay Length: 539 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: September 5, 2010
  • Hinduism In American Life

    Hinduism In American Life

    The English word religion loosely translates into "rules" in Latin. Therefore, a religion teaches us how to think, how to act, and basically everything except what to eat in the morning. The Hindu and Christian religion agree on many things and our society follows some of the rules too because religion and laws are based on humanity. From holy literature many different ideas have been pawned but they are all supposed to lead you

    Essay Length: 1,435 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: September 8, 2010
  • Trade In The Aztec Civilization

    Trade In The Aztec Civilization

    Trade in the Aztec Civilization While reading the Trade in the Aztec Civilization, I learned a great deal of new and old business ethics. I saw the differences between today's business and before business and how we have evolved from it. One of the first things I noticed was the different social classes. Just like in today's society there were the rich, the middle class, and the poor. The pipiltin's and mayeques considered themselves

    Essay Length: 525 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: September 9, 2010
  • Collapse Of Civilizations

    Collapse Of Civilizations

    The factors that lead to the "collapse" of civilizations are almost directly related to those that created it. Archaeologists characterize collapse by a number of elements, some of which we have evidence for, others we do not. Most archaeologists are unsure of exactly what caused the decline of most civilizations in the ancient world, yet there are many clues to some of the events that could have contributed. The collapse of the ancient Roman Empire,

    Essay Length: 1,321 Words / 6 Pages
    Submitted: September 10, 2010
  • American Writers And Their Works: Hawthorne, Poe, And Whitman

    American Writers And Their Works: Hawthorne, Poe, And Whitman

    American Writers and Their Works: Hawthorne, Poe, and Whitman Out of all the great authors and poets we have studied this semester I have chosen the three that I personally enjoyed reading the most; Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edgar Allen Poe, and Walt Whitman. These three Writers stand out above the rest for each has contributed substantially to bringing forth a newly earned respect for American Writers of Literature. Up until this point in time most

    Essay Length: 3,644 Words / 15 Pages
    Submitted: September 11, 2010

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