Great Depression

Great Depression In U.S. history, the severe economic crisis supposedly precipitated by the U.S. stock-market crash of 1929. Although it shared the basic characteristics of other such crises. The Great Depression was unprecedented in its length and in the wholesale poverty and tragedy it inflicted on society. Economists have disagreed over its causes, but certain […]

The Role of the Visual in Today?s Society

The Role of the Visual in Today?s Society The role of the visual in today?s society is quite apparent. Beautiful, flashy images are everywhere in the media, and all of them serve the same purpose. The purpose of all of these images is to get you, the consumer to buy the product that is being […]

Industrial Revolution

Industrial Revolution The American Industrial Revolution included many different inventions as well as new techniques for manufacturing and business. Before and at the beginning of the revolution the Household system was consistently used. However, as the revolution progressed workers and their machinery moved from individual homes into one large building. This movement is what began […]

Frankenstein (Romantic And Gothic Horror)

Frankenstein (Romantic And Gothic Horror) Frankenstein perfectly fits the description of both a Romantic and a Gothic Horror. Mary Shelley uses her great writing style as her monster evolves. Frankenstein wanders around the country, leaving a path of death and destruction in its wake. The story is also helped by the need for the monster […]

Life In Colonial America

Life In Colonial America Everyday Life In Colonial America The eighteenth century was a very interesting time in our nation?s history because our nation was born through the hard work and the dedication of those who lived during those times. When one refers to the eighteenth century, however, he must realize that there were many […]


Lily During the book The Secret Life of Bees, by Sue Monk Kidd, the reader is able to see some of the many unique values or characteristics that Lily, the main character, holds. Even in the early stages of this book one is able to see Lily?s character traits, such as, her low self-worth and […]

Join Today

Join Today In one?s life, there are a tremendous amount of decisions that have to be made, some that will affect them later on in life and some that wont. One particular decision that every American has to eventually deal with at least one time or another in their life. Is that whether they will […]

Ancient Pyramids

Ancient Pyramids Egyptian Pyramids Egyptian Pyramids When most people think of Ancient Egypt they think of Pyramids. To construct such great monuments required a mastery of architecture, social organization, and art that few cultures of that period could achieve. The oldest pyramid, the Step-Pyramids, grow out of the abilities of two men, King Djoser and […]


Mafia OMERTA THE HISTORY OF THE AMERICAN MAFIA Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something that knows no boundaries; it exists in all cultures, is committed by all races, and has existed in all time periods. Crime […]


Gilgamesh The search for immortality has been a major concern for many men and women all throughout history. True love and immortality in life would be a dream come true to many. To spend time with a special someone, the person one feels closest to, and never have to say good-bye would greatly appeal to […]

Lewis And Clark

Lewis And Clark Lewis And Clark ?1774 was the birth year of Meriwether Lewis, of Albemarle County, Virginia?Meriwether Lewis, who was to become a captain in the United States Army, secretary to President Thomas Jefferson, leader of the Lewis and Clark Expedition to the pacific, Governor of Louisiana Territory and helmsman extraordinary of the American […]

The Stranger

The Stranger In ?The Stranger? Albert Camus portrays the world as without purpose. Meaursalt, who as a reflection of Camus is indifferent to his own life and death. Meaursalt eventually senses guilt for his crime, but not because he feels remorse for taking a life, but because he realized he would lose the little things […]

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus Christopher Columbus?s 1492 voyage across the Atlantic impacted the world forever. His endeavor was incredible; the first man to reach what he thought was Asia from the east. A feat that seemed impossible, but he achieved it with great success for himself and his country of Spain. But the people of the Americas […]

The Black Cat Short Essay

The Black Cat Short Essay Man vs. Evil Edgar Allen Poe?s ?The Black Cat? is a true horror story. When an individual thinks of a horror story he thinks of terrible monsters and ghastly ghosts. However, Poe?s short story is far from any of those subjects. Instead, he points out the horrible things that man […]


Revolution Imagine your country had been invaded by a very powerful group of people. Before anything drastic could be done these people had invaded your shores and had creeping inward upon your land. At first they acted with scorn and called us names and disrespect. After several groups of our people revolted against these invaders […]

Heroism In The Odyssey And Sir Gawin And The Green Night

Heroism In The Odyssey And Sir Gawin And The Green Night Heroism in The Odyssey and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight A hero is defined as a person noted for feats of courage or nobility of purpose, especially one who has risked or sacrificed his or her life (The American Heritage Dictionary of the […]


Slavery In the history of the United States nothing has brought more shame to the face of America than the cold, premeditated method of keeping black people in captivity. People from England who migrated to America used many different methods to enslave black people and passed them down through the children. These methods were quite […]

Halfback Tough

Halfback Tough HALFBACK TOUGH by, Thomas J. Dygard Setting: This story takes place in the fall, at Graham High School. Characters: Joe – main character, Richard and Marty ? Joe?s old friends from his old school, Joe?s mom and dad, coach ? Joe?s football coach, Andy ? one of Joe?s friends at Graham High, Paul […]

The Declaration Of Independence

The Declaration Of Independence The Declaration of Independence is considered one of the most important documents in world history because its effects were felt around the world and not only in its place of origin, the United States. While blacks used context from the declaration to challenge slavery in the United States, the French used […]

Chinese Ceramics

Chinese Ceramics The earliest Chinese sculptures were small figures placed in tombs. From the Shang dynasty through the Zhou dynasty (c. 1122-256 B.C.), sculptors created chiefly bronze and jade works. Shang and Zhou artists used bronze to make elaborate sacrificial vessels used in ceremonies for the dead. These works were cast in molds, and most […]

Harriet Turban The Most Famous Conductor Of The Trackless T

Harriet Turban: The Most Famous Conductor Of The Trackless Train Harriet Tubman, the most active ?Greatest Conductor? of ?The Trackless Train? (Mallory, Maria), and perhaps one of the best known African-Americans during the Civil War. Many African Americans knew her as ?Moses of her people? (Cave, Janet 71); ?Moses being the biblical figure who led […]


Daddy The novel Daddy is a historical fiction/thriller takes place during World War II. Because this book is more of a thriller than a historical novel, the author?s purpose in writing this book is to entertain the reader rather than educate them, although he ended up doing so in the process. Hans Thomas von Gall […]

The Witch Trials

The Witch Trials What caused the Salem witch trials of 1692 This question has been asked for over 300 years. Although it is a simple question, it does not have an easy answer. The answer is difficult because there are numerous factors and events that helped create and influence the trials. The main factors that […]

Happily Ever After

Happily Ever After Happily Ever After Written in caustic response to an annoying academic, Nadine Gordimer supplies penetrating social commentary on South African apartheid in her short story, “Once Upon a Time.” The author creates an underlying uneasiness and obvious irony while following the traditional style reminiscent of bedtime stories, with modern South African reality […]

Middle Passage

Middle Passage European slavers altered the way that different African people viewed one another and themselves. The book by Miguel Barnet, Biography of a Runaway Slave is a strong account that can be used to explore how Africans changed their perception of each other, and how this change influenced the lives of Africans in the […]

Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire

Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire I am reading Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire. It is the fourth and last book in the series. I have only read one hundred seven pages so I will only be giving statements about the events to that extent. The book starts when Harry went to […]


US In WW11917? US In WW1 In 1914 WW1 was under way in Europe, between the triple alliance made up of Germany, Austria Hungry, and Italy and the triple entente made up of France, Britain, and Russia. During the early years of the war, the United States remained neutral, but as time went on Americas […]

Biography of M.C. Escher

Biography of M.C. Escher Maurits Cornelis (M.C.) Escher was born on June 17, 1898, in the Dutch province of Friesland **. His parents, George Arnold Escher and Sarah Gleichman Escher, had three sons of which Maurits (called Mauk for short) was the youngest. His father, George, was a civil engineer. The Escher family was living […]

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale  ·?·,·, Florence Nightingale Abstract Florence Nightingale is most remembered as a pioneer of nursing and a reformer of hospital sanitation methods. Florence Nightingale?s two greatest life achievements are the pioneering of nursing and the reform of hospitals. These two contributions were so powerful considering that most Victorian women of her age group did […]

Paradise Lost

Paradise Lost In Book?s IV and IX of John Milton?s epic poem Paradise Lost, I found the themes of obedience, ignorance and inequality in various relationships to be prevalent throughout the work. The ideology that obedience is paramount in certain relationships is expressed continuously, both between man and woman and between man and God. Ignorance […]

Book Report For Kevin Phillips ?William McKinley ?

Book Report For Kevin Phillips ?William McKinley? ?Evaluating William McKinley? I. Identification Phillips Kevin. William McKinley. New York: Times Books, 2003. II. Author Information Kevin Phillips wrote William McKinley, Which is part of American President Series. Phillips was born on November 30, 1940 in New York, New York. Phillips has very significant educational background with […]

Indians In American Art

Indians In American Art American art contrasted Indians to European Americans. Americans viewed Indians as savages who were different; they were not and would never become white Christians. Instead, they were illiterate hunters and gatherers who followed pagan superstition and their own emotions. Cultural stereotypes of Native Americans swept through the United States. Indians were […]

The American Revolution

The American Revolution There are several reasons that the 13 colonies tried to gain their independence from Britain. First off, Britain taxed all imports and exports from the colonies, and the taxes were unreasonable high. Second, the British used the Americas to send all their criminals to, which in turn started to pollute the states […]

Hope V. Despair

Hope V. Despair Hope vs. Despair In John Milton?s epic poem Paradise Lost, we are given a beautiful interpretation of the story of Genesis. This detailed interpretation of Genesis begins with the fall of Satan and his inner struggle with good and evil. Satan assumes the role as the main character, Adam and Eve are […]

Into The Wild

Into The Wild Relevancy of Life and Death At the beginning of reading ?Into the Wild?, the more I read the more I started to question whether Chris McCandless was wrong for doing what he did. Primarily the issue at hand to me with this entire story is whether Chris McCandless?s actions are relative or […]


Guernica Guernica The piece I chose is Guernica, the mural painted for the Spanish Pavilion of the Paris?s World Fair by Pablo Picasso. Standing at 116″ x 258″, its massive size does not help mask the symbolic brutality from its viewers. Using only black, white and grey oil paints, this mural is riddles the canvas […]

Jackson And His Democrats

Jackson And His Democrats Jackson and his Democrats The election of Andrew Jackson to the office of president in 1828 signified the changing dynamic of American politics. From the time of it?s institution in 1787, the United States government has proved again and again its ability to mutate to fit the needs of the times. […]

Leo Tolstoy

Leo Tolstoy Leo Tolstoy established himself as a novelist with his early literary work, which depicts contemporary manners in Russian aristocracy. He presented what he saw with clarity and objectivity. However, later on in his lifetime, he revolutionized his lifestyle and his writing style. He modified his writing style to portray only a moral romanticism; […]


Federalism Before the outbreak of the American Revolution, the colonists employed several different tactics in an effort to persuade the British government to alter its colonial policies. An example of these tactics was the organization of boycotts. One boycott took place as a result of the Stamp Act. This was a direct tax on the […]

Dali VS Esher

Dali VS Esher Dali vs. Esher At first glance at Dali?s Swans reflecting elephants, it just appears to be swans swimming on a peaceful lake. At a closer look one should see elephants in the reflection of the swans. The trees are eerie and nightmarish. The blue sky is reflected in the water, which gives […]

Charlse Darwin

Charlse Darwin Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury, England, on February 2, 1809. His father was Robert Waring Darwin, a physician and son of the famous Erasmus Darwin, also a physician, as well as a respected writer and naturalist. His mother was Susannah Wedgewood Darwin. She died when Charles was eight. Charles was educated in […]

Ikhnaton The First Heretic

Ikhnaton : The First Heretic Ikhnaton was a great leader with revolutionary ideas for the ancient world, but Egypt was not ready for him. Egypt had been a polytheistic empire for over two thousand years when Ikhnaton took over and expected the empire to give it up and become monotheistic with the worship of Aton. […]

John Hinkley Jr.

John Hinkley Jr. John Hinckley, Jr. John Hinckley, Jr. was born the youngest of three children on May 29, 1955 in Ardmore, Oklahoma. As a kid his father, Jack, and his mother, Jo Ann, moved from place to place every couple of years. John came from a very wealthy family, which always lived in expensive […]

In And Out Of Harms Way

In And Out Of Harms Way Before an article begins there are parts that can either help or hurt its contents. These include the title, abstract, introduction and literature reviews. The title is the first thing that will cause the reader to read the article. If the title is confusing or uninteresting, the reader may […]

I Heard Ther Owl Call My Name

I Heard Ther Owl Call My Name I heard the owl call my name In the book ?I heard the owl call my name? by Margaret Craven, the main character Mark Brown sees life differently because of his new environment he has been placed in, Kingcome. Mark learns and understands himself more in his new […]

A Rose for Emily

A Rose for Emily Robertson 1 Nicole Robertson Elaine Walden English 102 10 September 2001 A life of increasing Dementia in William Faulkner?s ?A Rose for Emily? A compelling story of a young woman?s life by William Faulkner in a ?A Rose for Emily?. Miss Emily Grierson is referred to as the towns ?fallen Monument? […]

Jesse James

Jesse James Jesse James Have you ever heard of J.D. Howard Think not, of course you have, his real name was Jesse Woodson James. Jesse changed his name to J.D. Howard so he could settle down with his wife, Zee, and children, Jesse Edwards and Mary, in Nashville, Tennessee. During his stay in and around […]

A Rose for Emily

A Rose for Emily A Rose For Emily By William Faulkner When Miss Emily Grierson died, our whole town went to her funeral: the men through a sort of respectful affection for a fallen monument, the women mostly out of curiosity to see the inside of her house, which no one save an old manservant–a […]

John Hancock

John Hancock John Hancock John Hancock was the first to sign the Declaration of Independence. He did so with such a flourish that his name became a synonym for the word ?signature? (United states-on-line). John was born into a middle class family. When he was eight he practiced how to write his signature. He used […]


Philosphy Raphael?s Philosophy, or better known as School of Athens, 1509-1511 was one of the many great paintings that re-established the harmony of classical antiquity from the Greek and Roman predecessors of art during the glorious Renaissance era. It was a time of revival, renewal, and expression in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth century. […]