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Bill Gates Introduction "Bill Gates and his empire command fear, respect and curiosity in the world he helped create. Microsoft dominates the software world like no other company in a major consumer industry" (Electric 1). Exactly how did Bill Gates and his partner Paul Allen get their company to such a tremendous height? The history of Microsoft is a very fascinating past full of enterprise and excitement. The Dawning of a great company Bill Gates and Paul Allen are the co-founders of Microsoft
Paul Whiteman Ch.12 Paul Whiteman(1890-1967)= a classically trained violinist and violist who adored jazz but lacked the gift to emulate the uninhibited improvisations of the jazz musicians he admired, formed a dance band in the early twenties that played jazzy arrangements of popular and even classical melodies. Blues = a black vocal folk music, began as vocal (largely instrumental). Classical blues = based on 3 lines of text. Wild wame don?t do the blues. Urban Blues = blues pieces written for
A Rose For Emily Reading To Kill A Mockingbird and A Rose For Emily I noticed several differences and likenesses. I would like to convey my thoughts to you. Females in "A Rose For Emily" are depicted as reclusive, crazy, and nosy. Females in "To Kill A Mockingbird" are depicted as smart, outgoing, and full of pride. For example, Emily and Aunt Alexandra are both full of pride. Emily is so full of pride that when she finds out that Homer Barron is not going to marry her and that he is gay that sh
The Diary of Anne Frank 3/04/99 blk 2 Journeying back to the early nineteenth century, when Nazi forces occupied Germany during World War II, the lives of those living in this territory was spent in constant fear and anxiety. The Diary of Anne Frank leads readers through the harsh times of a family trying to escape imprisonment in concentration camps by Nazi soldiers, where death was almost certain. Born on June 12, 1929, Anne Frank was a German-Jewish teenager who was forced to go into hiding d
Thematical Lives of Dickens' Characters Charles Dickens' literary works are comparable to one another in many ways; plot, setting, and even experiences. His novels remain captivating to his audiences and he draws them in to teach the readers lessons of life. Although each work exists separate from all of the rest, many similarities remain. Throughout the novels, Oliver Twist and Great Expectations, the process of growing up, described by the author, includes the themes of the character's ability
Internet History Starting out as a small military experiment some 35 years ago, the Internet is quickly becoming one of the most popular forms of communication. With a present population of about 40 million users world wide, it seems to have a very promising future. Uncensored and almost impossible to monitor, it's a breeding ground for all sorts of offensive and derogatory information. On the other hand, it is probably the biggest single source of data in the world brought home into your person
The Beginning of World War II At daybreak on the first day of September, 1939, the residents of Poland awakened to grave news. A juggernaut force of tanks, guns, and countless grey-clad soldiers from nearby Germany had torn across the countryside and were making a total invasion of the Pole?s homelands. Germany?s actions on that fateful morning ignited a conflict that would spread like a wildfire, engulfing the entire globe in a great world war. This scenario is many people?s conception of how W
Inferring Freedom and Equality Many of Earth?s organisms and processes depend on each other to survive the natural world. First of all, freedom, or "forced to be free," and equality presuppose each other in some instances, but sometimes they are interdependent. For example, if you look into the lower class, people within that class are equal among others in that class. Also, they have freedom inside the boundaries of their status quo. As the view broadens to the whole society, that certain class
Roots of Our Faith As Christians, why do we need the Old Testament when we have the New Testament? This is a question often asked in modern day Christianity. This is also the question which seems to provoke the writing of The Old Testament Roots of Our Faith, by Paul and Elizabeth Achtemeier. The Achtemeiers point out in their book that in modern day thinking we view God as a loving father (pg. 1-2), rather than the God of the Old Testament who seems to act in jealousy over his own power with th
Pantheon Pantheon, temple dedicated to all the gods. The Pantheon of Rome is the best-preserved major edifice of ancient Rome and one of the most significant buildings in architectural history. In shape it is an immense cylinder concealing eight piers, topped with a dome and fronted by a rectangular colonnaded porch. The great vaulted dome is 43.2 m (142 ft) in diameter, and the entire structure is lighted through one aperture, called an oculus, in the center of the dome. The Pantheon was erecte
Charles Wade Barkley Charles Wade Barkley is an American Professional Basketball Player, known to fans as "Sir Charles". He was born in Leeds, Alabama and later attended Auburn University where he started basketball and was named Basketball Player of the Year in the South Eastern Conference. He left college in the same year (1984) to be a part of the NBA. Charles Barkley was a top scorer and rebounder in the NBA. He worked hard to be in the NBA and had many awards like the NBA Player of the Mont
Frank Lloyd Wright: The Pioneer of creating Greatness Through Simplicity These ideas proposed by Wright represent a half century of ingenuity and unrivaled creativity. Wright was unquestionably a architectural genius and was years ahead of his time. The biggest obstacle which held Wright back throughout his career was the lack of technogaly that was present during his time. As a architect, Wright accomplished more that any other in history, with the possible exception of DaVincci or Michangelo.
Elvis Aron Presley At the time, no one realized that The world of music and entertainment would forever change. It was noon, on January 8, 1935, when Gladys Smith Presley, a poor Mississippi God-fearing sewing machine operator and wife of farm hand Vernon Elvis Presley, gave birth to twin sons Elvis Aron and Jesse Garon Presley. Buried in an unmarked Priceville, Mississippi grave, Jesse Garon died within six hours of birth. Jesse?s twin, Elvis Aron, was to become the most influential force in t
THE DESTRUCTION OF MAN KIND "We know there will be problems in environmental terms, many serious problems, but it is a matter of economics. There won't be any complete disaster, and what we cannot solve, well, that's the price we have to pay." - Eduardo Albuquerque Barbosa There is a constant war that is being fought in the rainforests of South America. The death toll is one that far surpasses any other war in history. Vietnam and World War II had minimal loss of life compared to this never endi
Edgar Allan Poe Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To underezd the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two of
Rise of Superpowers After WWII It is often wondered how the superpowers achieved their position of dominance. It seems that the maturing of the two superpowers, Russia and the United States, can be traced to World War II. To be a superpower, a nation needs to have a strong economy, an overpowering military, immense international political power and, related to this, a strong national ideology. It was this war, and its results, that caused each of these superpowers to experience such a prepondera
Marxism and Economic Theory Human relationships have always been dynamic. Change and adaptability have gone hand in hand with the passage of time for human society. Systems have been developed to regulate, direct and control the resources of this society. The systems are referred to as governments and the resources as the populace or inhabitants and forces of production. A government must be dynamic in its nature reflecting the change in society. At times these systems have resisted the necessit
Creative Writing It was a Saturday afternoon, and I was sitting in the living room recliner watching my normal morning cartoons while eating my bowl of Lucky Charms. All of a sudden, a newsflash appeared on my screen. A newscaster appeared and stated in a serious voice, "We interrupt this program for an important announcement. It has been discovered that a large meteor is traveling at a fast pace towards the Earth and has been calculated to hit the Earth at approximately 12:00pm, Tuesday. We urg
Serial Killers and Society The nineteen-seventies was an incredible decade. It was a decade of change, one of freedom, a time for great music. It was also an incredible decade for shock, fear and serial killers. John Wayne Gacy, an amateur clown, was a pedophiliac homosexual. He tortured and killed thirty three little boys and stored their remains under his house. David Berkowitz, a.k.a. the Son of Sam, stalked New York City from nineteen-sixty-seven to nineteen-seventy-seven. He claimed to have
Confucianism and Japanese Growth Many factors helped aid in the dynamic growth that occurred in Japan and the four little dragons during the post-World War 2 period. Some of these factors were situational factors unique to the time but some of the factors were cultural. The legacy of Confucianism in Japan and the four little dragons helped to further the goals of industrialization that these nations had. The traditions of Confucianism provided for Japan and the four little dragons both a pliant
Machiavellian Politics in The Prince The Prince, written by Niccolo Machiavelli, is one of the first examinations of politics and science from a purely scientific and rational perspective. Machiavelli theorizes that the state is only created if the people cooperate and work to maintain it. The state is also one of man?s greatest endeavors, and the state takes precedence over everything else. The state should be one?s primary focus, and maintaining the sovereignty of the state one?s most vital co
The Watergate Affair The Watergate affair was the most significant scandal in United States governmental history. Watergate is defined as a scandal involving abuse of power by public officials, violation of the public trust, and attempted obstruction of justice. The Watergate scandal is named after the building complex in Washington D.C., which was the site of the illegal activities that took place in 1972. In this essay I will explain what Watergate was, a few of the key players (many too numer
The Life of Benjamin Franklin When one takes a look at the world in which he currently lives, he sees it as being normal since it is so slow in changing. When an historian looks at the present, he sees the effects of many events and many wise people. Benjamin Franklin is one of these people. His participation in so many different fields changed the world immensely. He was a noted politician as well as respected scholar. He was an important inventor and scientist. Particularly interesting is the
Advantages and Challenges Eth/125 final paper Advantages and Challenges Eth/125 7/7/2013 Advantages and Challenges I live in southern California where the area and city I live in has always be extremely diverse culturally. From pre-school all the way to Jr. College I have had diverse classroom and schools as a whole. From my first job working at McDonalds, then moving on to construction working for the Drywall Union, then working in the mortgage industry, moving on to working for Yokohama Tire C
School Violence and Violence in School: A proposal for a Teacher Train School Violence and Violence in School: A proposal for a Teacher Training Curriculum School Violence and Violence in School: A proposal for a Teacher Training Curriculum Ana Pedro Departamento de Educação, Universidade de Aveiro, Aveiro, 3810-193, Portugal Abstract In the first part of this study we examine the school violence question, be it the violence that happens at school, consequence of external pressures (cultural, so
Flew the Coop Flew the Coop On June 6, 1982 I became an adult – not a man, but an adult. That same week I graduated from Santa Barbara High School. I turned eighteen and went down to the DMV and passed my driver license exam and was given my first used car. It was one of those very first Hondas they made, so small; it had a motorcycle engine or a lawn mower motor. I don’t know much about cars but I think someone told me it was a 2-cylinder engine and the car was so tiny that if I hung my arm out
Functional hallux limitus Functional hallux limitus is generally defined as a deformity of the first metatarsophalangeal joint that acts to restrict the range of movement of dorsiflexion during the propulsive phase of gait. (Chapman C.,1997) Different authors refine this basic definition further, some adding a further qualification that it is defined by a reduction of the range of dorsiflexion to less than 65 degrees. (Camasta C A.,1996). If the range is reduced to less than 5 degrees then the t
Case Study - Coke and Pepsi War Case Study - Coke and Pepsi War History of Coca-Cola (Coke): Coca-Cola was formulated by John S.Pemberton, originally as a cocawine called Pembertons French Wine Coca, and originally sold as a patent medicine for five cents a glass at soda fountains, which were popular in America due to a contemporary view that soda water was good for your health. Coca-Cola is the trademarked name, registered in 1893, for a popular soft drink sold in stores, restaurants and vendi
Laying the foundations of Science Laying the foundations of Science Knowing the deep seated foundations of Science led me through a simple throw back of a long time question, “Why would Egyptians consider Nile River flooding outcome an advantage in their part?” I remember my late grandfather, living beside a river, who used to plow the land every after a cyclical river flooding. I wondered why. He said it’s the best time to plant his crops just exactly the way my great grandparents do when he wa
AP EH CHAPTER 19 NOTES: A Revolution in Politics AP EH CHAPTER 19 NOTES: A Revolution in Politics---the Era of the French Revolution and Napoleon THE BEGINNINGS OF THE REVOLUTIONARY ERA: THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION Reorganization, Resistance, and Rebellion in the colonies, where there was a preponderance of independent farmers, 50% of adult males could vote in Britain, fewer than 20% of adult males could vote a key result of the Seven Years’ War in North America was growing tensions between American
Chemistry in Society – Its Impact FYS 109 Paper #2 Chemistry in Society – Its Impact So…. We Meat Again Meat is something you often find on the common dinner table, the flesh of animals, something that has contributed to our health, protein and energy. In today’s society meat is a top discussion, whether it is healthy for us, or what to modify for it to be healthy for us. Any way you look at it our meat will forever be here on out dinner table and in our diets. The real question is are we hurtin
History: Google Vs Yahoo History: Google Vs Yahoo Google company was founded in 1998 by two founders, Larry Page and Sergrey Brin. They both met at Stanford University. There are millions of people that are google users. In 1996, they built a search engine called BackRub that used link to determine the importance of individual web pages. In April, 1998, Larry launches a monthly “Google Friends Newsletter” to inform everyone about the company. After, they named it “Google”. Google files for incor
TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE Mr.Cannavale 11/7/2014 8­123 TRIANGLE SHIRTWAIST FACTORY FIRE On March 25, 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Company factory in New York City burned, killing 145 workers. It is remembered as one of the most infamous incidents in American industrial history, as the deaths were largely preventable–most of the victims died as a result of neglected safety features and locked doors within the factory building. The tragedy brought widespread attention to the dangerous swea
Female Reproduction Female Reproduction Lesson 1 • ovary - a gland that produces estrogen and ova. Ova are female reproductive cells. Ova also are called eggs. An ovum is one egg. • fallopian tube - a four inch long tube through which ova move from an ovary to the uterus. A female has two Fallopian tubes; one near each ovary. • uterus - an organ that supports a fertilized egg during pregnancy. The uterus is muscular and stretches when a baby is growing inside. • cervix - the lower part of the ut
The Colonies Multiple Choice Essay Questions Elvira Seferagic  Multiple Choice// ~ Essay Questions Which of the following colonial power exercised the least amount of control over the commercial and political practices in their colonies? THE NETHERLANDS. Colonies such as the Carolinas were known as "restoration colonies" because THEIR CREATION WAS MAINLY DUE TO THE RESTORATION OF THE STUARTS TO THE ENGLISH THRONE. The primary motive of those who founded the British colony in Virginia during
United States Northerners ­1850, Northerners never dreamed of war against south, why public opinion change?: North wanted to stay unified and as a country but the south was concerned that Lincoln would emancipate (set free) the slaves & it wasn't the emancipation of slaves that concerned the South, but fact that if Lincoln were to free slaves it would be denying the states their rights; northerners sought that to be like a rebellion against us and were determined to keep the Union together, N be
Respiratory System Respiratory System The main organs of the respiratory system are the lungs, trachea, bronchioles, mouth, nose and epiglottis. The accessory organs are the bladder, lungs, large intestine, kidney and pancreases. Anatomy and Physiology of the Respiratory System The respitory system tract is divided into the upper and lower regions. The upper respoitory tract includes the nasal passages, sinuses, and the throat area where the epiglottis and larynx are located. The lungs are a pai
Fredrick Douglas: Speaker evaluation #2 Professor Womack Speaker evaluation #2 12 February 2015 Speaker: Fredrick Douglas Audience: American citizens and many whom were against slavery Date: speech was given on July 5, 1852 and I listened to it February 10th 2015 Site: http://teachingamericanhistory.org/library/document/what-to-the-slave-is-the-fourth- of-july/ Occasion: given in Rochester, New York at Corinthian Hall. The ladies Anti slavery society invited Douglas to speak at their Independenc
American Revolution Essay Exam 2 American Revolution "I have a right to!". How many times have you said this or heard someone else say this? Where did this come from? Your rights started with the American Revolution (War for Independence). There are several cause for the revolution from the French and Indian War of 1754 to the First Continental Congress meeting of 1774. Remember though, where the Enlightenment and the Great Awakening had affected the way many Americans thought about government t
Exam 1 American History • How many languages did Native American groups in North America speak in 1492? The groups in Mexico and above spoke between 300 and 350 different languages. So we can't think of American Indians as simply one group-it is exactly the opposite. • Which Pre-Columbian culture is most known for the human sacrifice and cannibalism? (Aztecs) Spaniards were particularly appalled at the Aztec's practices of human sacrifice, connected with their fertility rituals. • What was the l
American Foreign Policy During the Cold War Assess the impact of American foreign policy in bringing about the Cold War. Assess the impact of American foreign policy in bringing about the Cold War. The Cold War, distinct for its sustained military and political tensions, dominated global politics for over half a century; therefore, it is not surprising that its origins has been one of the most debated topics in not only the study of American diplomatic history but the world. The Cold War was mor
Critical Reaction Paper #3 26 April 2015 REL 107 Dr. Zaelot Critical Reaction Paper #3 Growing up in the Catholic Church, the Apostle’s Creed was a prayer/statement of faith that all young parishioners dreaded. Unlike the easily memorized Our Father, and Hail Mary, the Apostle’s Creed was the prayer that tripped up me and my fellow constituents when it came time to recite it in for of our Sunday school teacher. Up until now I never gave much thought to the Apostles’ Creed meaning or it’s purpose
Historical Film Review: Iron Jawed Angels HIS 110 February 24, 2015 Historical Film Review: Iron Jawed Angels The film Iron Jawed Angels tells the story of Alice Paul, the National Women’s Party, and the hallmark events of the woman’s suffrage movement that led to the ratification of the 19th amendment. While few historical inaccuracies are present in the, Iron Jawed Angels succeeds to a large degree in providing a accurate timeline of the women’s suffrage movement. The film takes a linear path
Case Study: Google in China Case Study: “Google in China” MGT/448 November 18, 2013 “Google in China” The case study chosen is Google in China and how the challenges in the legal cultural and ethical confrontations working in the country. Also look at the various roles the Chinese government effects Google’s operations. This will hopefully summarize the Google’s global business presence in China with the challenges it faces with strict government. Politically, Google's well-known mantras “don’t
The Land of Opportunity From research proposal (to keep focused) There should be laws and policies that allow people to come here and make them productive individuals that contribute to society. My initial thinking is that if there is a way to let people into this country, and they can benefit from what we have here, but not in their country, then we should let those people come here. At this point, I can see myself arguing to let people into the country, but there must be arguments as to why th
Omission CAR Diary - Takaki Preface 1/27/2015 Mr. Magbual Omission “In my answer, I said, ‘Jane, both of us have read E.D. Hirsh’s book Cultural Literacy: What Every American Needs to Know.’ This was a best seller at the time, and Jane quickly nodded. ‘Well, In the back of the book, there’s a long list of terms that every American should know, and this list includes Ellis Island but it omits Angel Island. Ellis Island was the entry point for European immigrants, and Angel Island was the location
Is Depression a Serious Mental Illness? 12/13/12 ENG 102 Robert Haberstroh Is Depression a Serious Mental Illness? Depression is a condition of mental disturbance, typically with lack of energy and difficulty in maintaining concentration or interest in life. It is also a severe despondency and dejection, accompanied by feelings of hopelessness and inadequacy. Many people are affected in the world every day and will forever live with the illness. Most people have felt sad or depressed at times. F
The Atomic Bomb American Military History Position Paper No. 5 The world will note that the first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, insofar as possible, the killing of civilians. But that attack is only a warning of things to come. If Japan does not surrender, bombs will have to be dropped on her industries and, unfortunately thousands of civilian lives will be lost. Having found the bomb we have used it. We have used
Capital Structure Paper Capital Structure Paper FIN/419 May 25, 2015 Maria Johnson Capital Structure Paper A company’s capital structure is one of the most important aspects of a successful and functioning business. When analyzing a capital structure, the short term and long term debts should be evaluated thoroughly. The level of debts-to-equity ratio should be balanced; not too high and not too low, as being in any one of these ranges could be viewed negatively. Evaluate how a change in the lon
Capital Structure Paper Capital Structure Paper FIN/419 May 25, 2015 Maria Johnson Capital Structure Paper A company’s capital structure is one of the most important aspects of a successful and functioning business. When analyzing a capital structure, the short term and long term debts should be evaluated thoroughly. The level of debts-to-equity ratio should be balanced; not too high and not too low, as being in any one of these ranges could be viewed negatively. Evaluate how a change in the lon