The Emancipation Proclamation: The Document That Forever Changed America

The Emancipation Proclamation is one of this country’s most important documents. Since its announcement on New Year’s Day, 1863, thousands of African-Americans nationwide have felt the impact of its powerful words. One impact is that the document emancipated a plethora of slaves then under Southern control. Arguably an even greater effect, however, was its use as ...
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The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

As the 19th century ended and the 20th century began imperialism was in full swing, especially in the United States. The United States was becoming more powerful because of all their new territories around the world. One cause of the rising imperialism was the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine. The Roosevelt Corollary was made to keep European powers out of nations ...
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Smartphones

Smartphones combine the functionality of PDAs, wireless PCs, phones, and even digital cameras in one handset, making them a powerful business tool. Because greater functionality is built-in, smartphones can do things much more quickly than their standard mobile phone and PDA precursors. Smartphone handsets can function as personal organisers, with electronic diaries, contac...
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Slaughterhouse-Five: Traditional Door

The novel Slaughterhouse-Five is a close biographical account of author Kurt Vonnegut’s past as an American soldier and the problems he faced post-war (Cox). He used various parallels between himself and the main character to represent his experience. Slaughterhouse-Five revolves around the protagonist, Billy Pilgrim, whose stationing in World War II prompted him to become “u...
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Learning 101

What does it mean to be a learner? Is it the responsibilities of the school for everyone to learn? Where do we draw the line of the teachers teaching by the students actually wanting to be taught? Teachers can only be expected to do so much till it falls down to the student just not wanting to learn. Teachers can only be expected to do so much till it falls down on the respon...
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Mobile Payments: Effects in Developing Countries

In 2012 only 4% of in-store transactions were completed using mobile technology worldwide This number is expected to soar to 45% by 2017 (Factbrowser). Mobile payments is a broad and complex field; however the economic effects of its implementation in technologically developing countries is the topic under research, and more specifically, employing this technology through the...
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A Feminist Critique of "The Yellow Wallpaper"

“Life is very much more exciting now than it used to be”, (Spark Notes). Charlotte Perkins-Gilman was born on July 3, 1860 in Hartford Connecticut. At age 24, she married an artist named Charles Stetman, which led to a nervous breakdown causing her to get a divorce, and made her move to California. This story is mainly about the fact that during the time period of the story t...
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Uniformitarianism

“I hate our school uniforms! Our uniforms are so uncomfortable! My school should ban school uniforms!” – These are the cries of neglected students forced to dress in the uncomfortable apparel of school uniforms. Adults will spend hours over controversy on this topic, but when it comes down to it, isn’t the child the one you should be asking? “Hey Kirsten, do you want a school...
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Enrique's Journey by Sonia Nazario

About the Author & Objectives of Enrique’s Journey. From the incredible photojournalism of Don Bartletti –the original storyteller of Enrique’s journey comes the 2007 literary disambiguation of Enrique’s Journey first published in New York by Sonia Nazario. The novel comes from an umbrella project Nazario began in the Los Angeles Times series. The series won great accli...
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The Good Life

The American Dream, the land of milk and honey, the good life. Almost everyone wants these things, but how can they be attained? Traditionally, a family of four with the father working, the mother at home, and two children making high grades in their classes embodies the American good life. More recently, people thought it consisted of a family with a teenager in several hono...
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