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The History Of The Ku Klux Klan
Words: 2568 / Pages: 10

.... many Southerners. In the beginning the Ku Klux Klan was started to be a way for people who had the same views to spend time together. The original members meant of the Ku Klux Klan to be a "hilarious social club" that would be full of aimless fun (Invisible Empire, p.9), though in later years the Ku Klux Klan became known for their violence against people outside the white race and people who associated with them. Contrary to what most people believe, the Ku Klux Klan was started because of a few people wanted to have some innocent fun, not because they were intending to start a chain of violence on anyone outside the white race.(The Klan, p.2) The Ku .....


The War In Vietnam
Words: 1998 / Pages: 8

.... Following its success in World War II, the United States faced the future with a sense of moral rectitude and material confidence. From Washington's perspective, the principal threat to U.S. security and world peace was monolithic, dictatorial communism emanating from he Soviet Union. Any communist anywhere, at home or abroad, was, by definition, and enemy of the United States. Drawing an analogy with the unsuccessful appeasement of fascist dictators before World War II, the Truman administration believed that any sign of communist aggression must be met quickly and forcefully by the United States and its allies. This reactive policy was known as .....


The 1920s: An Era Of Transition And Tension
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.... seemed to be opening up new opportunities, while the tension inherent in such changing times brought out the worst in many people and many people who cherished the old America feared for the worst. During the period from 1921 to 1929 the economy was characterized by industrial growth and increased productivity. The "Welfare Capitalism", was initiated by corporate managers to improve the work environment. Therefore workers became even more productive, and new industries began emerging or expanding to great heights. Technology was increasing bringing the first radio commercial which was heard in 1920, and by 1929, 40% of the homes had radios. T .....


King's "A Letter From Birmingham City Jail": An Analysis
Words: 1913 / Pages: 7

.... members who disapproved of his actions in Birmingham City. The fact that this is a letter is blatantly apparent right from the beginning, King's use of first person clearly defines it as him talking to the clergy members, not a convention, or a rally, nothing general. In his first paragraph, King establishes why he is in Birmingham, however, he is not clear, as he states, ". . . [he], along with several members of [his] staff, [are] [there] because [he] was invited [there]. [He] is here because [he] has organizational ties [there].". In other words, he was there because what he does brought him here, kind of like a job. In the second paragraph, he .....


Nuclear Physicists And The Development Of A Nuclear Bomb
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.... fission of the uranium nucleus had recently been discovered. A long-time friend, Leo Szilard, and other physicists realized that uranium might be used for enormously devastating bombs. They had reason to fear that Nazi Germany might construct such weapons. Einstein, reacting to the danger from Hitler's aggression, had already abandoned his strict pacifism. He now signed a letter that was delivered to President F.D. Roosevelt, warning him to take action. This, and a second Einstein-Szilard letter of March 1940, joined efforts by other scientists to prod the United States government into preparing for nuclear warfare. Einstein played no other role in .....


2001 A Space Odyssey - Jupiter And Beyond The Infinite - Set
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.... was a very subjective film, while many people claim not to have understood it at all. Many interpretations have been made as to the real meaning of this scene, many incredibly different and most equally plausible. Despite their differences, however, all have one thing in common: an overwhelmingly optimistic vision for the future. A few example interpretations include alien intervention: an idea that alien technology has helped man progress to the ‘next level’ of consciousness; to an understanding beyond the physical realm. Others adopt the idea of the emergence of man as pure thought completely of his own accord. It is for this reason that the futuris .....


Gothic Architecture
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.... built very thickly, so as not to be destroyed by invaders. Gothic, on the other hand, had thinner walls and worked towards a more artistic approach. Gothic cathedrals have many more buttresses than Romanesque cathedrals. Gothic cathedrals were also designed with statues and sculptures on them such as the gargoyle, which also served as a rain spout. Romanesque cathedrals had few windows, as the walls of the cathedrals were very thick and made the placement of windows extremely difficult. This lack of light seemed also to project the general mentality and lifestyle .....


Capoeira-itsnot Just A Dance
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.... to karate, they began to use these grappling and striking as well as animal forms with the things they had in hand, such as sugar cane knives and 3/4 staffs. Being slaves, they had to disguise the study of the art, and that is how the dance came into it. Their hands were manacled most of the time, so the art used a lot of standing on hands feet up, and some moves were directed to fighting mounted enemies. Capoeira was born in the "senzalas", places where slaves were kept, and evolved in the "quilombos", a refugee home for slaves. The senzalas restricted the Capoeira development, because what hurt the slaves physically hurt the masters financial .....


The Reasons Why The South Went To War
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.... made Maine, a free state, and Missouri, a slave state, excluded slavery from Louisiana Territory and everything above the 36° 30' north latitude. Other compromises such as the Compromise of 1850 did pleased both sides. The Compromise included admitting California as a free state and interstate slave trade to be abolished which went in favour of the North. The Compromise also went with the South when it included stricter fugitive slave laws and New Mexico and Utah were created without slave restrictions. A book called, "Uncle Tom's Cabin" was also published at this time emphasising the evils of slavery. This added tension between the North an .....


The Two Last Suppers
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.... is strongly evident through the artists contrasting use of colour, light, realism, technique perception and focal point/s. Leonardo’s version of the Last Supper was painted El fresco depicting the scene passively without emotion. The work has the supper table horizontal across the lower third and Jesus and his twelve disciples dining behind it, before a backdrop of both man made structure and natural landscape. The artwork is un-cluttered and simple. The lighting is subtle and non-dramatic. Colour is conservative and dull this is partly due to the limited paint available and the technique and decay of fresco painting. The work is very balanced with .....



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