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A Very American Revolution

The American Revolution, the conflict by which the American colonists won their independence from Great Britain and created the United States of America, was an upheaval of profound significance in world history. It occurred in the second half of the 18th century, in an "Age of Democratic ...

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"The Beats Generation

Near the end of the Second World War, a “movement” was formed by Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs as well as a group of other writers and artists. This movement found its voice during the fifties and became especially influential during the sixties. Ginsberg, Kerouac, and Burroughs ...

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Hobbes, Locke, Rousseau

Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, and Jean-Jacques Rousseau developed theories on human nature and how men govern themselves. With the passing of time, political views on the philosophy of government gradually changed. Despite their differences, Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau, all became three of the most ...

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Biographies: Jackson, Van Buren, And Harrison

President Andrew Jackson The election of the seventh President, Andrew Jackson, in 1828 is said to be the first modern election of our time. It was the first election where the personalities of each candidate were the issues. Mr. Jackson attacked John Adam's as "not a man of democracy" and ...

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George Bush

The votes were in; the election was over. On the 20th of January 1989, Republican George Herbert Walker Bush became the forty-first president of the United States. After serving two previous terms as Ronald Reagan\'s Vice President, he defeated Governor of Massachusetts Michael S. Dukakis to ...

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Hitler's Life

On the evening of April 20, 1889, Adolf Hitler was born in the village of Braunau Am in Austria. Nobody knew he would grow up and someday lead a movement that would hurt many families. Throughout his early days Adolf’s mother feared loosing him. She paid a lot of attention to him and cared very ...

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The Sixties - Years Of Hope, Days Of Rage

Todd Gitlin grew up in Brooklyn in the 1950’s. He attended Bronx High School of Science and during his tenure, he won numerous scholarships and math awards. Todd Gitlin considered himself “studious and clean-cut”. After he graduated from high school, he attended Harvard University. During his ...

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The Society Is Flawed

Society is flawed. There are critical imbalances in it that are causing much of humanity to suffer. In The Communist Manifesto Karl Marx is reacting to this fact by describing his vision of a perfectly balanced society, a communist society. Simply put, a communist society is one where all ...

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The Hippie Movement That Arose From Vast Political Changes

Massive black rebellions, constant strikes, gigantic anti-war demonstrations, draft resistance, Cuba, Vietnam, Algeria, a cultural revolution of seven hundred million Chinese, occupations, red power, the rising of women, disobedience and sabotage, communes & marijuana: amongst this chaos, there ...

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Abstractions In Power-Writing

There are many abstractions in the Declaration of Independence. These abstractions such as: rights, freedom, liberty and happiness have become the foundations of American society and have helped to shape the "American Identity." Power, another abstraction that reoccurs in all the major parts of ...

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Policy Profile Of Senator Richard Lugar

The following report will attempt to provide a brief, yet concise policy profile of Indiana Republican Senator Richard Lugar. Beginning with a short biographical review, the profile will proceed and concentrate on Senator Lugar's major areas of public policy concern; Foreign ...

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Human Rights And Trade In China

For the past several years, China has been developing its economy and resources extensively. In fact, it will soon be one of the world’s largest economies. It will truly be a force to be reckoned with. However, the United States and China have been disputing over the issues of human rights and ...

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Slavery In The Eyes Of The South

It was during the 19th century that differences on the issue of slavery built to it’s peak level in United States history. The people in the northern states who were opposed to slavery had a valid argument in that slavery went against the American sentiment that all men are created equal. There ...

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Ernest Che Guevara

Ernesto Guevara de Serna was born in Argentina in 1928 into a fairly privileged family. He developed serious asthma at the age of two, which would plague him throughout his life. He was home-schooled by his mother, Celia de la Serna. It was these early years when he became an eager reader of ...

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Analysis Of The French Revolut

What were the causes and the effects of the French Revolution? The major cause of the French Revolution was the disputes between the different types of social classes in French society. The French Revolution of 1789-1799 was one of the most important events in the history of the world. The ...

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The American Dream 3

The forefathers of our great nation established America with the idea that its citizens would be guaranteed life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Well, today we have liberty and are free to pursue happiness. However, what about the quality of our lives? Are we striving for greater ...

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Socrates

THE PHILOSOPHER is a noteworthy and important historical figure as a philosopher, because of his and his pupils’ influence on the development of the philosophical world. His teachings, famous arguments, and ideas began the outgrowth of all later western philosophies. Born in 469 BC just outside ...

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Ancient Greece

is a peninsula located off the Mediterranean Sea, and is surrounded by several islands. was made up of different types of government. There were two types of city states an oligarchy , which is ruled by a small group of citizens and a direct democracy ruled by the people . All citizens could ...

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Is Government Dominated By Business

Special interest groups have dominated government since the advent of America's political system. Special interest groups or lobbies are collections of individuals who join together to pursue common interests and to influence the decisions on public policies. Many people view special interest ...

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The Bay Of Pigs Invasion

The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion ...

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