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Pope Paul III: The Sixteenth Century Miracle
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... He kept a splendid court and was also a keen churchman. He succeeded Clement VII on October 13,1534 as Pope Paul III. Paul III is often called the last Renaissance pope due to his nepotism, his own broad and worldly culture, and for his interest in the arts and letters. One of the most beautiful Renaissance buildings in Rome is the Farnese Palace where he lived like a renaissance prince. Paul III also claimed another name; the first reform pope. By the time he was elected pope his reputation as a bishop and as an administrator raised great hopes for his future decisions of the church. There were many problems that faced him during his reign. These pr ...

Alexander Graham Bell
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... was sixteen he was teaching music at a boys boarding school. Alexander Bell meet Thomas Watson at an electrical machine shop, Watson and Alexander formed a friendship after Alexander told him of his idea about transmitting speech over a wire. On June 2,1875, when working in the transmitting room Watson produced a twang when trying to loosen up a wire.  Alexander working on the transmitter was able to send sounds that resembled that of a human voice. Next, Alexander discovered that a wire vibrated by speech when placed in a conducting liquid, like mercury and would produce a current.  Basically speech could be transmitted by wire. On March 10,1876 Alexander ...

Tupac Shakur
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... released a couple albums and then was offered to be in some movies. He became friends with a couple of popular rap artists like Snoop Doggy Dogg and Dr. Dre (Placid n.p.). He made some songs and music videos with them that made it big on the Billboard charts. This really helped his popularity. He released a double CD with the songs on it and a lot of his own songs and sold millions of copies (u.a., n.t., n.p. letter code D) More people were influenced to buy his CD. People listened to the music and did what he said he did. So Tupac was influencing all of these people. Tupac was rich and famous now. He was showing off his own style now and didn't need his popular ...

Approach To Edgar Allen Poe’s Writings
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... stepfather. He wanted all the memories of him and his ways out of his life. He oppressed the memories and when the subconscious part of his mind is working on writing this motif appears(Schopper). In the case of “The Tell Tale Heart” the captain was the old man/father figure. Guiding the people in the boat closest to the edge of existence, into the maelstrom. And Poe makes it the captains fault that they are caught in the outer ring of the maelstrom and are coming closer to the center(Schopper). In the “Black Cat”, the husband in the story was cruel and unjust to the cats. The cats were probably representing Poe when he was defenseless and young. Poe’s child ...

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... , announcing their death to the crowd with the single word vixerunt ("they are dead"), received a tremendous ovation from all classes. He was hailed by Catulus as pater patriae, "father of his country". This was the climax of his career. At the end of 60, declined Caesar's invitation to join the political alliance of Caesar, Crassus, and Pompey, and also Caesar's offer in 59 of a place on his staff in Gaul. When Publius Clodius, whom had antagonized, became tribune in 58, was in danger, and in March fled Rome. In 57, thanks to the activity of Pompey and particularly the tribune Milo, he was recalled on August 4. landed at Brundisium on that day an ...

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... last day of his life, made a quite powerful claim. He claimed that philosophy was merely practice for getting used to death and dying. At first, the connection between philosophy and death is not clear. However, as we unravel ' argument backing up his claim, the statement makes a lot of sense. In order for Philosophers to examine their world accurately and learn the truth accurately, they must remove them selves of all distractions. These not only include physical distractions, but they include mental distractions and bodily distractions as well. Philosophers must get used to viewing and examining the world with out any senses. Senses merely hinder and obscure ...

Revealing Marx
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... proletariat. In fact Marx's writing on estranged labour is a repudiation of private property- a warning of how private property enslaves the worker. This writing on estranged labour is an obvious point of basis for Marx's Communist Manifesto. The purpose of this paper is to view Marx's concept of alienation (estranged labour) and how it limits freedom. For Marx man's freedom is relinquished or in fact wrested from his true nature once he becomes a labourer. This process is thoroughly explained throughout Estranged Labour. This study will reveal this process and argue it's validity. Appendant to this study on alienation there will be a micro-study which will attem ...

Sheyann Webb
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... the meat for dinner, but the family's Quaker religion opposed violence. Annie had to promise never to use the gun on someone. Annie was well known in Cincinnati for her cleanly shot birds. People who ate the birds did not have to worry about chipping a tooth on scattered bird shot. A restaraunt owner set up a shooting match with the well known sharpshooter, Frank Butler. Annie shot all 25 birds while Frank shot only 24. Later, Frank would say that he lost two things to Annie that day: the match and his heart. Annie and Frank went on the road as a team. Annie wanted a fancy name, so she settled on Oakley, a suburb outside of Cincinnati.Annie loved showbiz. She liked ...

Biography Of Elizabeth Blackwell
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... her father raised enough money and they bought a house in New Jersey. Uncle Charles came to America and married Miss Major. In 1837 hard times came to America. In 1838, Elizabeth's father went to see the Ohio River Valley, and when he came back he announced that they were all moving to Cincinnati, Ohio. It was a long hard trip, but when they got there they found a house and furniture. They had asked a friend back home to sell their house and send them the money, but the friend sold the house and disappeared with the money. Suddenly, Elizabeth's father died leaving the family with debts, bills, and only twenty-five dollars in cash. The family had to make money ...

Robert Johnson
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... his powerful music are pieced together. was born on May eighth, 1911, in the heart of the Mississippi Delta. Robert was the eleventh child born to Mrs. Julia Dodds. Robert’s mother described little Robert as a playful little boy, who "Always used to be listenin, listenin to the wind or the chickens cluckin in the backyard or me, when I’d be singin round the house. And he just love church… Little Robert set on my lap and try to keep time, look like, or hold on to my skirt and sort of jig up and down and laugh and laugh." (Lomax, 14) Thus, Robert was first introduced by his church into the world of music and was forever captured by its beauty. Mrs. John ...

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