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Black Death2
Black Death2
Black Death2 Every year millions of people die. People die either from natural causes or from another source like murder. Cancer and AIDS are the number one diseases leading to death in the 21st century. (Jueneman 1) However, they have not always been the leading diseases. Around as early as 542 AD, a deadly disease broke out in Constaniople and quickly spread around the world within a few hundred years. This disease in considered the worst natural disaster in history. The Bubonic plague, also k
Christopher Columbus1
Christopher Columbus1
Christopher Columbus1 Christopher Columbus was born in the port city of Genoa, Italy in 1451. His father was a wool weaver named Domenico Columbo. As a boy, Christopher had no schooling. He and his younger brother Bartholomew helped their father by carding raw wool. Christopher grew up to be a tall, red-haired, quiet and deeply religious man. He worked for his father until he was 22. He went out with the sardine fishing fleets, as other Genoese boys did and he sailed along the coast to Corsica o
Washington, George (1732-99), commander in chief o
Washington, George (1732-99), commander in chief o
Washington, George (1732-99), commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy, and persistence in adversity that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of mature political leadership. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a Virginia planter, and Mary Ball W
Renaissance vs. Modern Times
Renaissance vs. Modern Times
Renaissance vs. Modern Times Many people believe that the Renaissance and Contemporary times are related. However, the Renaissance Era was vastly different in comparison to modern times. In review of the early European Voyages of Exploration and the modern day explorations, there were major differences in the missions, motives, and the pursuit of answers to questions of those eras. The objective of my report is to discuss the differences in exploration and astronomy in the Renaissance period in
Life in the Colombian Cocain Trade
Life in the Colombian Cocain Trade
Life in the Colombian Cocain Trade Colombian Cocaine Trade Cocaine is produced from the Coca plants usually found in the mountain climates of Colombia. The first cocaine alkaloid was not achieved until 1855. The cocaine alkaloid was first isolated by a German Chemist Friedrick Gaedcke. Cocaine was first used in the 1880\'s as an anesthetic in eye, nose, and throat surgeries because of its capability to provide anesthesia as well as to constrict blood vessels and limit bleeding. Its therapeutic a
Explorers from 1500
Explorers from 1500
explorers from 1500 ALBUQUERQUE, AFONSO DEAfonso de Albuquerque (14??-1515) was a Portuguese soldier and explorer who sailed to the Spice Islands (the Moluccas, a group of Islands in Indonesia) in 1507-1511, trying to monopolize trade with this area; from Europe, he sailed around Africa to the Indian Ocean. He was appointed the Viceroy of India by King Emmanuel in 1509. He forcibly destroyed the Indian city of Calicut in January, 1510, and took Goa (in southern India) in March, 1510, claiming Go
George Washington
George Washington
George Washington #9;George Washington was the commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, nobleness, military orthodoxy, and persistence in hard times that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of complete political leadership. #9;Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a Virginia planter,
The Westward Spread Of Inca and Egyptian Culture
The Westward Spread Of Inca and Egyptian Culture
The Westward Spread Of Inca and Egyptian Culture The second half of the twentieth century has seen many changes in theories concerning the mode of colonization of the islands of Micronesia, and the rise of the Inca Empire, with it's striking similarities to Egypt. In the past, it has been suggested that Asians had worked their way through the Pacific, over a period of thousands of years. It was believed that each island group had formed independently, and that the residents, while they were of t
Westward Expansion
Westward Expansion
Westward Expansion The Westward Expansion has often been regarded as the central theme of American history, down to the end of the19th century and as the main factor in the shaping of American history. As Frederick Jackson Turner says, the greatest force or influence in shaping American democracy and society had been that there was so much free land in America and this profoundly affected American society. Motives After the revolution, the winning of independence opened up the Western country an
The pony express
The pony express
the pony express On April 3rd, 1860, the Pony Express started. The first rider named Henry Wallace left St. Joseph, Missouri. On April 13th the last rider reached Sacramento, California. To become a rider you had to be a brave young man, and an orphan, because it was a dangerous job. They had to be very good riders, and able to shoot well. And they must not fear Indian attacks. Every rider had to ride sixty miles at very high speed. He had to travel the 60 miles with six different ponies and in
The Bubonic Plague in Europe
The Bubonic Plague in Europe
The Bubonic Plague in Europe The Black Death in Europe 1 Abstract The Black Death in Europe was one of the continents worth natural disasters. The bubonic plague wiped out nearly 60% of the population, causing changes that took many years to recover. The effects of art are astonishing. Every person and social class were affected, the church lost prestige and power, as did the doctors and physicians. Politics changes for a short time and the nobility lost wealth. Fear was wide spread, and people
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ
JOSQUIN DESPREZ 1440 - 1521 Desprez was considered one of the greatest composers in the history of Western music. Josquin Desprez was born in 1440. Desprez was born in an area ruled by a duke. It was named the Duchy of Burgundy in modern day Belgium. He lived mainly in Italy. Desprez died in 1521. Josquin Desprez did a lot of music work. He was involved with church work. Josquin was very religious. Desprez was employed in Milan. He was also a singer at the Papal Chapel in Rome. He was a music te
Ancient Mariners
Ancient Mariners
Ancient Mariners John Maxwell Anthropology June 17, 1997 The Ancient Mariners of the Mediterranean and Ming Dynasty China: A Comparison of Seafaring in the Ancient World �Audaces fortuna iuvat!� This Roman motto which literally means �fortune favors the bold� has been cited as a common adage used by business men during the apogee of Roman Imperial domination. Most historians who have studied the Roman world of the first and second centuries AD would most likely agree that the seafarers u
He Westward Spread Of Inca And Egyptian Culture
He Westward Spread Of Inca And Egyptian Culture
He Westward Spread Of Inca And Egyptian Culture The second half of the twentieth century has seen many changes in theories concerning the mode of colonization of the islands of Micronesia, and the rise of the Inca Empire, with it\'s striking similarities to Egypt. In the past, it has been suggested that Asians had worked their way through the Pacific, over a period of thousands of years. It was believed that each island group had formed independently, and that the residents, while they were of t
Pony Express
Pony Express
Pony Express On April 3rd, 1860, the Pony Express started. The first rider named Henry Wallace left St. Joseph, Missouri. On April 13th the last rider reached Sacramento, California. To become a rider you had to be a brave young man, and an orphan, because it was a dangerous job. They had to be very good riders, and able to shoot good. And they must not fear Indian attacks. Every rider had to ride sixty miles at very high speed. He had to travel the 60 miles with six different ponies and in six
Gold Rush
Gold Rush
Gold Rush It was here, in this sleepy valley, that the American Dream was re-defined. An accidental discovery near the obscure American River would forever change a young nation. The simple life would no longer be enough. In its place would come a new kind of lifestyle: entrepreneurial, wide-open, free. The new American dream: to get rich; to make a fortunequickly. Instant wealth was here for the taking. All across America, young men made the decision to go to California. J.S. Holliday, author
The 1850s
The 1850s
The 1850s In 1850, Scandinavian gold miners in California formed the first ski clubs in the United States. On June 2nd, a series of fires destroyed several million dollars worth of property in San Francisco. In 1851, Cornelius Vanderbilt established a steam ship route from New York to California. In 1852, Congress established the Oregon territory. A year later, a San Francisco club introduced the Irish sport of hurling into the United States. That same year a yellow fever epidemic killed 5,000 p
Western Expansion
Western Expansion
Western Expansion Western Expansion THE WESTWARD EXPANSION Introduction The Westward Expansion has often been regarded as the central theme of American history, down to the end of the19th century and as the main factor in the shaping of American history. As Frederick Jackson Turner says, the greatest force or influence in shaping American democracy and society had been that there was so much free land in America and this profoundly affected American society. Motives After the revolution, the win
Texas
Texas
Texas Texas, one of the West South Central states of the United States. It borders Mexico on the southwest and the Gulf of Mexico on the southeast. To the west is New Mexico, to the north and northeast lie Oklahoma and Arkansas, and Louisiana bounds Texas on the east. Austin is the capital of Texas. Houston is the largest city. Texas is the size of Ohio, Indiana, and all the New England and Middle Atlantic states combined, and its vast area encompasses forests, mountains, deserts and dry plains,
Outline from may 31- june 12, 1864
Outline from may 31- june 12, 1864
Outline from may 31- june 12, 1864 May 31 - June 12, 1864 In the overland campaign of 1864, Lieutenant General Ulysses S. Grant with the Army of the Potomac battled General Robert E. Lee and the Army of Northern Virginia for six weeks across central Virginia. At the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, North Anna and Totopotomoy Creek, Lee repeatedly stalled, but failed to stop, Grant\'s southward progress toward Richmond. The next logical military objective for Grant was the crossroads styled by locals Ol
The silk road
The silk road
the silk road The Silk Road is the most well-known trading route of ancient Chinese civilization. Trade in silk grew under the Han Dynasty ( 202 BC - AD 220) in the first and second centuries AD Origanally, the Chinese trade silk internally, within the empire. Caravans from the empire\'s interior would carry silk to the western edges of the region. Often small Central Asian tribes would attack these caravans hoping to capture the traders\' valuable commodities. As a result, the Han Dynasty exten
	George Washington was the commander in chief o
George Washington was the commander in chief o
George Washington was the commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, nobleness, military orthodoxy, and persistence in hard times that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of complete political leadership. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a Virginia planter, and Mary Ball Washingto
1850s
1850s
1850s In 1850, Scandinavian gold miners in California formed the first ski clubs in the United States. On June 2nd, a series of fires destroyed several million dollars worth of property in San Francisco. In 1851, Cornelius Vanderbilt established a steam ship route from New York to California. In 1852, Congress established the Oregon territory. A year later, a San Francisco club introduced the Irish sport of hurling into the United States. That same year a yellow fever epidemic killed 5,000 peopl
World War II, global military conflict that, in te
World War II, global military conflict that, in te
Poo World War II, global military conflict that, in terms of lives lost and material destruction, was the most devastating war in human history. It began in 1939 as a European conflict between Germany and an Anglo-French coalition but eventually widened to include most of the nations of the world. It ended in 1945, leaving a new world order dominated by the United States and the USSR. More than any previous war, World War II involved the commitment of nations\' entire human and economic resource
George Washington
George Washington
George Washington George Washington was the commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, nobleness, military orthodoxy, and persistence in hard times that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of complete political leadership. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a Virginia planter, and Ma
Taliban
Taliban
Taliban Afghanistan, often called the crossroads of Central Asia, has had a turbulent history. Through the ages, Afghanistan has been occupied by many forces. A separate Afghan nation came into existence in 1746 as the Durrani Empire, but control was ceded to the United Kingdom until King Amanullah acceded to throne in 1919. Since then, the country has known many governments and several civil wars. The ruler of Afghanistan belonged to the Abdali tribal group, whose name was changed to Dorrani on
Taliban
Taliban
Taliban Afghanistan, often called the crossroads of Central Asia, has had a turbulent history. Through the ages, Afghanistan has been occupied by many forces. A separate Afghan nation came into existence in 1746 as the Durrani Empire, but control was ceded to the United Kingdom until King Amanullah acceded to throne in 1919. Since then, the country has known many governments and several civil wars. The ruler of Afghanistan belonged to the Abdali tribal group, whose name was changed to Dorrani on
He Westward Spread Of Inca and Egyptian Culture
He Westward Spread Of Inca and Egyptian Culture
he Westward Spread Of Inca and Egyptian Culture The second half of the twentieth century has seen many changes in concerning the mode of colonization of the islands of Micronesia, and the Empire, with it\'s striking similarities to Egypt. In the past, it has been Asians had worked their way through the Pacific, over a period of thousands was believed that each island group had formed independently, and that the while they were of the same race, had totally different cultures. Since however, thes
Texas
Texas
Texas Texas, one of the West South Central states of the United States. It borders Mexico on the southwest and the Gulf of Mexico on the southeast. To the west is New Mexico, to the north and northeast lie Oklahoma and Arkansas, and Louisiana bounds Texas on the east. Austin is the capital of Texas. Houston is the largest city. Texas is the size of Ohio, Indiana, and all the New England and Middle Atlantic states combined, and its vast area encompasses forests, mountains, deserts and dry plains,
George Washington
George Washington
George Washington Washington, George (1732-99), commander in chief of the Continental army during the American Revolution, and later the first president of the United States. He symbolized qualities of discipline, aristocratic duty, military orthodoxy, and persistence in adversity that his contemporaries particularly valued as marks of mature political leadership. Washington was born on February 22, 1732, in Westmoreland County, Virginia, the eldest son of Augustine Washington, a Virginia plante
Texas
Texas
Texas Texas, one of the West South Central states of the United States. It borders Mexico on the southwest and the Gulf of Mexico on the southeast. To the west is New Mexico, to the north and northeast lie Oklahoma and Arkansas, and Louisiana bounds Texas on the east. Austin is the capital of Texas. Houston is the largest city. Texas is the size of Ohio, Indiana, and all the New England and Middle Atlantic states combined, and its vast area encompasses forests, mountains, deserts and dry plains,
Stonehendge
Stonehendge
Stonehendge When you think of Stonehenge, you think of the Ancient Druid Civilization that supposedly built it, this is in fact not true. In this essay, I will show you the building of one of the most amazing art forms in history, as well as give some insight on legend. Certainly the best known of all megalithic sites, Stonehenge stands in isolation on the undulating chalk of Salisbury Plain, west of Amesbury, between the busy A303 and A344 roads. At first sight, this unique and enigmatic site a
The Political Career Of Richard Nixon
The Political Career Of Richard Nixon
The Political Career Of Richard Nixon The Political Career of Richard Nixon 1. Nixon\'s Beginning in Politics 2. Emergence in National Politics A. The Hiss Case B. Nixon\'s Political Obituary C. Resurgence as a presidential candidate 3. The 37th President A. Nixon\'s Appointment\'s B. Foreign Policy 1. Nixon\'s plans for Europe 2. Vietnam C. Domestic Policy 4. Nixon\'s Second Administration A. Reelection B. Watergate A few weeks after the United States entered World War II a young man named Rich
Westward Expansion
Westward Expansion
Westward Expansion The Westward Expansion has often been regarded as the central theme of American history, down to the end of the19th century and as the main factor in the shaping of American history. As Frederick Jackson Turner says, the greatest force or influence in shaping American democracy and society had been that there was so much free land in America and this profoundly affected American society. Motives After the revolution, the winning of independence opened up the Western country an
The Political Lift of Richard Nixon
The Political Lift of Richard Nixon
The Political Lift of Richard Nixon The Political Career of Richard Nixon 1. Nixon\'s Beginning in Politics 2. Emergence in National Politics A. The Hiss Case B. Nixon\'s Political Obituary C. Resurgence as a presidential candidate 3. The 37th President A. Nixon\'s Appointment\'s B. Foreign Policy 1. Nixon\'s plans for Europe 2. Vietnam C. Domestic Policy 4. Nixon\'s Second Administration A. Reelection B. Watergate A few weeks after the United States entered World War II a young man named Richar
The Frontier of America
The Frontier of America
The Frontier of America :Just a note, I wrote this my Junior Year in high school, so don\'t expect anything amazing. Please feel free to use, edit, tweak in any way you want. Just make sure you document :D: The United States of America is a perfect name for the country. It is after all many states united. But to have states you must have land for those states. Before those stats become land they must be a frontier, or as defined by Webster\'s Dictionary, "A region that forms the margin of
All an adventurer must know ab
All an adventurer must know ab
All an adventurer must know ab Geography Thailand is approximately the size of France with a land area of 513,115 sq.km. bordered by Malaysia (South), Myanmar (West and North), Laos (North and East) and Cambodia (Southeast). It has five distinct regions: the mountainous north, the fertile central plains, the semi-arid northeast, and the eastern sea-shore provinces and the tropical south. There are 76 provinces. Population Total 59,095,419 (end 1994), including 29,552,978 males and 29,542,441 fem
The Frontier of America
The Frontier of America
The Frontier of America :Just a note, I wrote this my Junior Year in high school, so don't expect anything amazing. Please feel free to use, edit, tweak in any way you want. Just make sure you document :D: The United States of America is a perfect name for the country. It is after all many states united. But to have states you must have land for those states. Before those stats become land they must be a frontier, or as defined by Websters Dictionary, A region that forms the margin of se
Political Economy of the Ancient India
Political Economy of the Ancient India
Political Economy of the Ancient India Political Economy of the Ancient India Md. Imtiazur Rahman Content : 1. India from the Paleolithic Period to the decline of the Indus Civilization 2. The early Muslim period(North India under Muslim hegemony, c. 1200-1526) 3.Early Muslim India (c. 1200-c. 1500). The Delhi sultanate 4. The Mughal Empire, 1526-1761 : The significance of Mughal rule The establishment of the Mughal Empire Babur Humayun Akbar Jahangir Shah Jahan Aurangzeb 5. British imp
All an adventurer must know ab
All an adventurer must know ab
All an adventurer must know ab Geography Thailand is approximately the size of France with a land area of 513,115 sq.km. bordered by Malaysia (South), Myanmar (West and North), Laos (North and East) and Cambodia (Southeast). It has five distinct regions: the mountainous north, the fertile central plains, the semi-arid northeast, and the eastern sea-shore provinces and the tropical south. There are 76 provinces. Population Total 59,095,419 (end 1994), including 29,552,978 males and 29,542,441 fem
History of Globalization
History of Globalization
History of Globalization History of Globablization #1 1. Globalization basically means that the world is slowly becoming one, instead of divided lands. Most people think that globalization has to do with just business influences. However, it\'s also travel, communication, culture, etc that is affecting the spread of the world\'s cultures. Basically, globalization is where goods and services are produced in one part of the world but eventually shared on an international level. The history of glob
Asia
Asia
Asia Asia Asia, largest of the earth\'s seven continents. With outlying islands, it covers an estimated 44,936,000 sq km (17,350,000 sq mi), or about one-third of the world\'s total land area. Asia has more than 3.2 billion inhabitants. Its peoples account for three-fifths of the world\'s population. Lying almost entirely in the northern hemisphere, Asia is bounded by the Arctic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. The conventional boundary between Europe and Asia is drawn at the Ural Mountains in Russi
The Bubonic Plague in Europe
The Bubonic Plague in Europe
The Bubonic Plague in Europe The Black Death in Europe 1 Abstract The Black Death in Europe was one of the continents worth natural disasters. The bubonic plague wiped out nearly 60% of the population, causing changes that took many years to recover. The effects of art are astonishing. Every person and social class were affected, the church lost prestige and power, as did the doctors and physicians. Politics changes for a short time and the nobility lost wealth. Fear was wide spread, and people
Political Economy of the Ancient India
Political Economy of the Ancient India
Political Economy of the Ancient India Political Economy of the Ancient India Md. Imtiazur Rahman Content : 1. India from the Paleolithic Period to the decline of the Indus Civilization 2. The early Muslim period(North India under Muslim hegemony, c. 1200-1526) 3.Early Muslim India (c. 1200-c. 1500). The Delhi sultanate 4. The Mughal Empire, 1526-1761 : The significance of Mughal rule The establishment of the Mughal Empire Babur Humayun Akbar Jahangir Shah Jahan Aurangzeb 5. British imp
The Lives of Western
The Lives of Western
The Lives of Western Life on the east coast of America was very different than life on the west coast. Although it was the eastern settlers that moved west, the new conditions caused the their lives to change immensely. The east coast was more densely populated than the west. The personalities of each set of settlers was very different. The geographical variation changed the living conditions of the Americans. The wealth of the Americans also changed the living conditions. The east coast has bee
Cornelius vanderbilt
Cornelius vanderbilt
Cornelius vanderbilt Cornelius Vanderbilt was born on May 27, 1794. He was an American Steamship and Railroad builder as well as a financier and promoter. He was born to a poor family and he quit school at eleven. He owned his first business at age sixteen as a transport and freight service. By the war of 1812, the government was contracting him to supply forts around New York and the profits allowed him to build a schooner and two other boats for coastal trade. He became known as "the commodore
The Political Lift of Richard Nixon
The Political Lift of Richard Nixon
The Political Lift of Richard Nixon The Political Career of Richard Nixon 1. Nixon's Beginning in Politics 2. Emergence in National Politics A. The Hiss Case B. Nixon's Political Obituary C. Resurgence as a presidential candidate 3. The 37th President A. Nixon's Appointment's B. Foreign Policy 1. Nixon's plans for Europe 2. Vietnam C. Domestic Policy 4. Nixon's Second Administration A. Reelection B. Watergate A few weeks after the United States entered World War II a young man named Richard Nixo
The Bubonic Plague in Europe
The Bubonic Plague in Europe
The Bubonic Plague in Europe The Black Death in Europe 1 Abstract The Black Death in Europe was one of the continents worth natural disasters. The bubonic plague wiped out nearly 60% of the population, causing changes that took many years to recover. The effects of art are astonishing. Every person and social class were affected, the church lost prestige and power, as did the doctors and physicians. Politics changes for a short time and the nobility lost wealth. Fear was wide spread, and people
The Political Career of Richard Nixon
The Political Career of Richard Nixon
The Political Career of Richard Nixon 1. Nixon's Beginning in Politics 2. Emergence in National Politics A. The Hiss Case B. Nixon's Political Obituary C. Resurgence as a presidential candidate 3. The 37th President A. Nixon's Appointment's B. Foreign Policy 1. Nixon's plans for Europe 2. Vietnam C. Domestic Policy 4. Nixon's Second Administration A. Reelection B. Watergate A few weeks after the United States entered World War II a young man named Richard Nixon went to Washington, D.C. In Januar
Susan BAnthony
Susan BAnthony
Susan BAnthony Pony Express, mail service operating between Saint Joseph, Missouri, and Sacramento, California, inaugurated on April 3, 1860, under the direction of the Central Overland California and Pike\'s Peak Express Company. At that time, regular mail delivery took up to three weeks to cross the continent. The Pony Express carried mail rapidly overland on horseback the nearly 2000 miles between St. Joseph and Sacramento; the schedule allowed ten days for the trip. The mail was then carried