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Authors Point of View
Authors Point of View In the book The Nation Takes Shape, by Marcus Cunliffe, the author has one main point of view, that he expands on throughout the entire novel. That point of view concerns the first half-century of life under the newly formed government, under the constitution. He talks about the ways America began to achieve its own identity in the world in those years. He shows us how colonials began to become Americans, how a new nation found itself. He also shows an American character e...

Age of Gold for Babylon
Age of Gold for Babylon By: Adrienne Heinz At the beginning of the sixth century BC under the rule of Neubuchadnezzar, Babylon became reborn from the recent successful conquests and new wealth. After the Babylonians had promoted resistance under Sennacherib, their city had been destroyed only one hundred years earlier. Babylon first blossomed under the rule of Hammurabi. At the end of his reign Babylon had dominated an empire that stretched reaching almost to the sources of the Euphrates and dow...

The Civil War
The Civil War a military conflict between the United States of America (the Union) and the Confederate States of America (the Confederacy) from 1861 to 1865. The American Civil War is sometimes called the War Between the States, the War of Rebellion, or the War for Southern Independence. It began on April 12, 1861, when Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, South Carolina, and lasted until May 26, 1865, when the last Confederate army surrendered...

MEXICO CITY
MEXICO CITY Final Report Mexico City is the capital of Mexico and the second largest city in the world. About 9 1/3 million people live in Mexico City. Mexico City area size is 579 sq. mi. Mexico City lies 7,525 feet above sea level in the high, oval-shaped Valley of Mexico. Mexico City has more than 350 neighborhood districts called colonias. Like Mexican towns, many colonias have plazas(public squares). Churches, markets, restaurants, and theaters face the plazas. The Mexico City metropolitan ...

Our Solar System at a Glance
Our Solar System at a Glance INTRODUCTION From our small world we have gazed upon the cosmic ocean for untold thousands of years. Ancient astronomers observed points of light that appeared to move among the stars. They called these objects planets, meaning wanderers, and named them after Roman deities -- Jupiter, king of the gods; Mars, the god of war; Mercury, messenger of the gods; Venus, the god of love and beauty, and Saturn, father of Jupiter and god of agriculture. The stargazers also obse...

Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci Monica Bontrager Mr. Croftchik First Hour October 3, 1998 H. English 4 Leonardo da Vinci was a man of many worlds. He was a great influence on his time and of the time of today. Leonardo was known as many things, he was known as a sculptor, architect, writer, musician, philosopher, engineer, and scientist, but most of all he was known for his impressive paintings that influenced the world. Leonardo was born in Anchiano, Italy on April 15, 1452, to Piero da Vinci, a prominent pu...

Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci The life of the extremely talented artist, and brilliant scientist, Leonardo da Vinci began on the date of April 15, 1452 during the Renaissance; in the town of Vinci, Italy. His parents were Peiro da Vinci, and a beautiful young woman named Caterina. From a very young age he discovered his artistic skills and became an apprentice to a famous Renaissance master. For many years he worked on very beautiful paintings for people such as Duke Lodovico Sforza, and many other importan...

EGYPTION EMPIRE
EGYPTION EMPIRE The origins of ancient Egyptian civilization, which may regard as one of the fountainheads of the Western culture, cannot be established with certainty. Archaeological evidence suggests that early dwellers in the Nile Valley were influenced by cultures of the Near East, but the degree of this influence is yet to be determined. Describing the development of Egyptian civilization, like attempts to identify its intellectual foundations, is largely a process of conjecture based on ar...

Leonardo da Vinci
Leonardo da Vinci The life of the extremely talented artist, and brilliant scientist, Leonardo da Vinci began on the date of April 15, 1452 during the Renaissance; in the town of Vinci, Italy. His parents were Peiro da Vinci, and a beautiful young woman named Caterina. From a very young age he discovered his artistic skills and became an apprentice to a famous Renaissance master. For many years he worked on very beautiful paintings for people such as Duke Lodovico Sforza, and many other importan...

Peter the Great
Peter the Great Peter the Great or Peter I, czar of Russia, reigned from (1672-1725). In many ways he bettered the country of Russia, but in other ways he hurt Russia. The ways in which bettered the country outweighs the bad effects put upon Russians during his reign. Most of the ways that he improved the country stemmed from him forcing Western European culture on his people. One of the ways in which he bettered Russia was that he expanded their land. Land expansion meant that Russia became big...

Causes Of The Civil War
Causes Of The Civil War The South, which was known as the Confederate States of America, seceded from the North, which was also known as the Union, for many different reasons. The reason they wanted to succeed was because there was four decades of great sectional conflict between the two. Between the North and South there were deep economic, social, and political differences. The South wanted to become an independent nation. There were many reasons why the South wanted to succeed but the main re...

The First Ten
The First Ten by Alfred Steinberg I read 411 pages in The First Ten: The Founding Presidents and Their Administrations by Alfred Steinberg. This book gives an in-depth look at the first ten presidents of the United States of America. Because William Henry Harrison first became president in the election of 1840, I read only up to that point. The first eight presidents of the United States were among the best and brightest minds and political strategists in the early history of the United States, ...

AUSCHWITZ THE NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP
AUSCHWITZ THE NAZI CONCENTRATION CAMP Title of Paper : Auschwitz the Nazi Concentration Camp Grade Received on Report : 100 Located thirty-seven miles west of Krakow, Auschwitz was the camp where Jewish people were killed and worked. This camp , out of all the rest tortured the most people. At the camp there was a place called the Black Wall, this was where the people were executed . In March of 1941, there was another camp that started to be built. This second camp was called Auschwitz II, or...

The Spa
The Spa The water in the soaking pool is 100, the odor of sulfur fills the nostrils, Mary and I are sitting here again, soaking away another months worth of problems at Parriso Hot Springs. Though it is expensive, we find our way as often as the budget will allow. To the west stand the pale brown desert-like hills that tell what the land was like before man arrived. It is these pale brown hills, broken in color by the short scrub brush native to the land, that keep the breezes of the Pacific Oc...

The Aztecs and the Incas
The Aztecs and the Incas The Aztecs and the Incas are two of the most memorable ancient Indian tribes because of their accomplishments and the way that they flourished and became two of the most prominent tribes in the Americas. The Aztecs, also known as the Mexica, dominated central and southern Mexico from the 14th to 16th centuries and are best known for having established an empire based on conquest, tribute paying and the religious sacrifice of humans and animals. The Quechian-speaking Inca...

Essay - Effects of Dam Building
Essay - Effects of Dam Building Many people have already dammed a small stream using sticks and mud by the time they become adults. Humans have used dams since early civilization, because four-thousand years ago they became aware that floods and droughts affected their well-being and so they began to build dams to protect themselves from these effects.1 The basic principles of dams still apply today as they did before; a dam must prevent water from being passed. Since then, people have been cont...

VOICE OF MESOPOTAMIA
VOICE OF MESOPOTAMIA 2000 BC UTU AMORINIIS HAMMURABI ON THE RIGHT TRACK?Every one living in the land between the Tigris and Euphrates river is wondering about the new Code of ilammurabi, The most commonly asked questions are, Is it effecflve? and Is it fair to the people?. The purpose of this article is to shed some light on these questions.Is the Code of Hammurabi effective? From what I have seen, it is highly effective. The effectiveness of the code is due to the harsh punishments and the d...