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California Gold Rush

18 Jan 2018

The nineteenth century was the great era of North American gold rushes. Beginning in North Carolina in 1799, gold rushes were initially a southern phenomenon, centered along the eastern piedmont of the Appalachians. A rush in the Cherokee Nation contributed to the forced removal of Cherokees in the 1830s.

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History and Relics of UAE

03 Nov 2017

Like all other countries and cultures, much may be discovered about UAE through the examination of its history and relics. Many of these important discoveries concern the country livelihood, culture, art and people. Most of these aspects of life in UAE exist as a result of the country's location in the world. As already mentioned, UAE has a very important strategic location in relation to its community, to the natural resources and to the countries surrounding it.

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Shaka Zulu

02 Nov 2017

Shaka Zulu was a prominent African leader who founded the great Zulu empire.Shaka Zulu was born around 1788 in a place called Melmoth. His parents belonged to the Mhlongo tribe which was ruled by Chieftain Dingiswayo Kamthethwa who was the most influential ruler in the area. Shaka Zulus parents were from the same clan and their marriage was against the Zulus laws. Shaka Zulus and his mother, Nandi were marginalized in the community, and this forced them to escape when Shaka Zulu was six years old and they sought refuge in the neighboring Langeni tribe. Langeni people also chased Shaka Zulu and his mother away, they went away and again sought refuge with the Mthethwa people who welcomed them. Shaka Zulu was a very active young warrior with exceptional fighting skills, this made chief Dingiswayo admire him very much, favored him even though he never belonged to the Mthethwa tribe this was the beginning for his future as a leader and a warrior.(Hamilton, Carolyn 1898)

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Zinn’s People’s History of the United States

01 Nov 2017

The simple answer to the question is that Zinn prefers to emphasize the atrocities and the negatives that occurred during the period of Columbus' incursions and Pilgrim settlements into the New World.

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Leadership in Ancient Russia

26 Oct 2017

Serge Zenkovsky's (1963) Medieval Russia's Epics, Chronicles, and Tales contains the writings of many Russian scholars during the Middle Ages. From the year 1040 until 1118, Russian scholars wrote "a very complicated work... in the course of some three-quarters of a century" (Zenkovsky, 1963, p.43). Starting with the birth of Russia, the 'Chronicles' begins in 852 that, in the Byzan and Russian calendars, land on 6360 (p.43), then it reveals significant people, events, rules, trends, and doctrines that reflect the nature of the land and its people. One of these contains how leadership was perceived and regarded.

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Yukio Mishima, The Temple of the Golden Pavilion, trans. Ivan Morris.

25 Oct 2017

The Temple of the Golden Pavilion by Yukio Mishima was based on a real life incident. This particular incident happened in Japan in the year of 1950. It was by that time that the Zen temple of Kinkakuji was burned to the ground by one of their acolytes. Originally, the acolyte's plan was to die along with the temple but he changed his mind after seeing the fire. This is the main incident which Mishima used as the building block for his story. The protagonist in the story is Mizoguchi. He was studying so that he would one day become a Zen Buddhist monk in the temple. Mizoguchi became afflicted with an awful stammer. This particular affliction occurred after he witness his mother having a sexual intercourse with another man in front of his dying father. Mizoguchi is unattractive and his speech impediment only added more to his estrangement with others as was reflected on page 5 of the book (Mishima, p.5).

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Ending the War

18 Oct 2017

If I can do anything I want even if I only have a day for it, I would want to be a President of the country. I will, of course, address all the dilemmas of the country, including critical issues that entail poverty, unemployment, violence, education, global warming, drug abuse, school shooting, homelessness, stem cell research, abortion, injustice, racial discrimination, drunk driving, immigration, etc. However, my major focus will be on addressing the issues with regards to the war and carry out everything to be able to put a stop to it.

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Changing of America

17 Oct 2017

The period from1815 to 1861 saw a tremendous array of changes in the national landscape of America. It was an age of revolution characterized by economic growth, nationalism and a growing awareness of a unique American identity.

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York As They Saw It

13 Oct 2017

The city of York has gone through several incarnations since its founding by the Romans in 71 AD, from its time as a fortress city to being one of the cultural, economic and religious centers of the U.K., York has been an important part of the history of the region. With each succeeding occupation from the Romans, to the Vikings to finally the English York has been adapted to suit the needs of its inhabitants and it shows through the diverse relics of architecture, cultural backgrounds and social nuances that have ingrained themselves into the population and landscape of the area. It is through the study of historical text and architectural ruins that we are able to have a glimpse into diverse history of the region, just as King George once remarked 'The history of York is the history of England' we are able to see the history of the country in nutshell so to speak since the city itself has been occupied by the Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans, been the scene of numerous battles that have shaped the nation in what it is today and as such is rich in the sort of architectural and cultural history that is unique to the British nation. This paper seeks to show the different architectural, cultural and social changes that have happened to York through numerous historical accounts and how all of these changes that it has inherited have culminated in the present.

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Yes and No

12 Oct 2017

Has the practice of politics, as discussed in Hardball, moved our government too far from the framers' original intent of the Constitution as discussed in A Brilliant Solution?

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