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US Lutheran Church and its History »

A 6 page paper that explores the changes that the Lutheran Church has undergone since its introduction to America beginning in the 1600s. Discussed are the divisions and reunification that the Lutheran Church in America has experienced during the twentieth century and the differences that still remain between the ...
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Iroquois and Huron Patterns of Trade »

A 6 page discussion of the trade networks which evolved between the Huron and Iroquois and the French and British invaders of their land. Emphasizes that the particulars of such trade varied considerably with the time period. Concludes that while the Native Americans would definitely be affected by their ...
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Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century French Battles According to George Lefebvre and Roland Mousnier »

This 5-page paper compares and contrasts views held by Roland Mousnier and George Lefebvre in terms of what caused uprising in 17th and 18th century France. This essay examines both the causes, and the roles of the peasants, merchant classes and aristocracies in The Fronde (mid-1600s) and the French Revolution ...
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American Culture and the Engineering Concept »

This 3 page research paper discusses how the technology of the Industrial Revolution introduced the "engineer" as a modern-day creative artist. Specifically discussed are the evolution of an engineer as the builder of bridges to contemporary genetic scientist. Bibliography lists 2 sources.
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Scientific Revolution and How It Evolved »

An 8 page outline of some of the major steps of the scientific revolution which spanned the Renaissance through the eighteenth century. The author explores the work of some of the most noteworthy scientists of all time but also points out that many discoveries can be attributed to novice ...
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Calotype Photographic History »

(5 pp.) The base of a calotype negative, rather than the glass or film to which we have become accustomed, was high quality writing paper. The sheet of paper was carefully selected to have a smooth and uniform texture and, wherever possible, to avoid the watermark. It was ...
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Political Parties and Government Powers According to George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison »

A 5 page discussion of the political views of these three founding fathers. Suggests that a debate between Washington, in particular, and modern day political scientists would reveal many differences. Although admittedly our government has become considerably more complex over time, Washington would undoubtedly still hold to his ...
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Past and its Importance in Black Culture and Black Consciousness Afro American Folk Thought From Slavery to Freedom by Lawrence W. Levine »

An 8 page paper which examines how the African-American present culture is influenced by the past, with particular emphasis on the chapters “The Rise of Secular Song” and “A Pantheon of Heroes.” No additional sources are used.
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War of 1812 and Commodore Isaac Chauncey »

This 5 page paper discusses some of Chauncey's actions and command at Lakes Erie and Ontario. Chauncey established his main site at Sacket's Harbor by Lake Ontario. His aim was to prevent communication between the British forces along Lake Ontario. He succeeded in doing that although Chauncey is not perceived ...
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Art of Tall Tales »

P. McCabe This 5 page paper explores the art of tall tales and what constitutes a tall tale. The original innovator of tall tales is mentioned as is the beginning of tall tales in America. How tall tales begin is discussed, for instance, sometimes the actual deeds of real folk heroes ...
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The Course of African Americans Through the History of the United States »

7 pages in length. Examines major contributions made by African Americans, leaders and heroes in the African American community and the immigration treatments received by the African Americans including how they came to the United States, their treatment and major events experienced by this group. Bibliography lists ...
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U.S. Central Intelligence Agency During and After the Cold War »

5 pages in length. C.I.A. involvement during the Cold War extended far beyond the exploits of heroes in Clancy or Ludlum novels. The apparatus of the intelligence community has extended into each of our lives far beyond 'halting the threat of communism.' Bibliography lists 5 sources.
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Yoda's Wit and Wisdom »

The wit and wisdom of the character, Yoda, from the Star Wars trilogy is appropriate to many different situations and individuals. This 6 page essay is based on sayings that are credited to Yoda, but are appropriate to the understanding of more modern media representations, ancient tales of heroes and Chinese legends of ...
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History of the Arpanet »

5 pages in length. Reviews the history of the Arpanet from its beginnings, the problems it has faced and the innovation it has wrought as a forerunner to the Internet. The myth surrounding the Arpanet is that it was devised as a means to survive a nuclear war. ...
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Biography of George Washington Carver »

An 8 page research paper that examines the life of one of America's greatest African-American scientists. He pioneered the field of industrial applications for agricultural products. He derived 118 products, which included a rubber substitute, from various plants typically grown in the South. Carver's list of accomplishments would be extraordinary ...
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Comparison of Scientific Revolution of 1500 and the Industrial Revolution of 1750 »

A 5 page paper discussing the two 'revolutions' with emphasis on England. The machinery, methods and products of the Industrial Revolution are now curiosities of history; the contributions of the Scientific Revolution live on in fact. The Industrial Revolution provided lessons in how people should not be expected ...
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Korean War and 3 Political Theories of Balance »

This 11 page report discusses the Korean War and three specific political theories of balance -- power, realism, and geopolitical. The war itself is describes as are each of the political theories of balance. For more than four decades, historians and political scientists have been involved in a number of ...
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Heroic Native American Paul Bernal »

4 pages on Paul Bernal-- a genuine Native Indian and historical figure presented in McCutchen & Gordon's '[The] Taos Indians and the Battle for Blue Lake.' The writer describes Bernal's heroic qualities, admirable leadership skills, and many accomplishments in helping his people to retain their sacred land which was ...
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Indian Fighter, Politician and Hero the Life of Davy Crockett »

This 22 page paper discusses Davy Crockett’s life, his political career, some of his speeches, and his death at the Alamo. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
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Aaron Burr as a Tragic Hero »

Aaron Burr is known notoriously throughout the pages of U.S. history as the failed vice-President who slayed Alexander Hamilton in a duel and then fled. But in this insightful 20 page paper, the writer argues quite strongly that Burr was not by any means a villain nor is he deserving ...
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Automobile Revolution by Henry Ford »

This 9 page report discusses the life and times of Henry Ford (1863-1947) and the ways in which he completely revolutionized both the automobile and the manufacturing worlds. Ford’s reputation became one in which he was both a folk hero and a tireless crusader. He was also a perfectionist with ...
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Star Wars 'Prequel' The Phantom Menace »

This 7 page report discusses the upcoming 'prequel' for the 'Star Wars' trilogies of movies and the role of 'Star Wars' as modern mythology. Throughout the earlier movies, Luke Skywalker traces a path that can best be described in mythic terms as "the hero's journey." 'Phantom Menace' now shows ...
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National Cathedral of Washington DC »

A 6 page paper providing a brief history of the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. and then focusing on some of the special national events that have taken place there. The National Cathedral has provided the setting for prayer services for the country during World War II and following ...
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Fulgencio Batista, Fidel Castro, and the Cuban Revolution »

26 pages in length. The Cuban Revolution was initially waged as a means by which to end General Fulgencio Batista's totalitarian takeover; in it's purest sense, the conflict was a quest to re-establish the Cuban populace with the inherent human rights that had been stripped so many years before. ...
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Principled Life of Gen. Robert E. Lee »

In this well-written 12 page paper, the writer examines the life and service of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. For the most part, the research is concerned with whether or not his decision to leave the U.S. military and join the Confederate Army was based upon character & principle or ...
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Christopher Columbus's Views of Native Americans »

A 3 page paper that discusses not only the genocide of indigenous peoples instigated by Columbus on his voyages, but also that it engendered the same policy in Euro-American societies. The paper presents the viewpoint presented in a 1996 position paper on Columbus and the fallacy of idolizing him ...
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