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Kublai Khan
Number of words: 381 - Number of pages: 2

.... Kublai Khan did much to encourage the advancement of literature and arts as well. He was a devout Buddhist. Kublai also made Buddhism the state religion during his dynasty. Although Buddhism was the main religion, during his reign many other religions evolved and were tolerated. Kublai moved the Mongol capital from Cambulac to the place closer to Beijing. From then on he ruled and empire that extended from eastern Europe to Korea. Him and his successors took over much of the administrative machinery that existed under the Song. The reign of Kublai was one of the highest point .....

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Emily DIckinson
Number of words: 1605 - Number of pages: 6

.... to try her hand at free verse. Emily’s mother, Emily Norcross Dickinson, was a submissive, timid housewife dedicated to her husband, children, and household chores. The Dickinson’s only son, William Austin, also a lawyer, succeeded his father as treasurer of the college. Their youngest child, Lavina, was the chief housekeeper and, like her sister, Emily, remained a home, unmarried, all her life. A sixth member who was added to the family in 1856 was Susan Gilbert, a schoolmate of Emily’s, who married Austin and moved into the house next door the Dickinson home which they called Homestea .....

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Tina Turner
Number of words: 353 - Number of pages: 2

.... life, so he married her in Mexico, just by Tina signing a piece of paper. Before long Tina realized that Ike could be a very violent and controlling person. She knew it would take some risks, including her career, but she had to get out of that situation even though it could have cost her her life. She left Ike with only 36 cents and a gas card; she lived in poverty and was totally removed from the music scene with out Ike’s guidance. Tina was strong and only in a matter of time did she come back with her international hit album hit, “Private Dancer”. Tina is now very successful, and con .....

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Robert Francis ("Bobby") Kennedy
Number of words: 906 - Number of pages: 4

.... his attack on the Mofia. Robert Kennedy had no sympathy for the mob, nor did he care that he was being criticized by the media for his “harsh measures” such as his extensive use of wiretaps . In 1964 he resigned as Attorney General to subsequently gain a Senate seat from New York. While being a Senator, his views on government slightly changed. He was now paying more attention to the needs of the poor minorities, and was criticizing the involvement of the United States in the Vietnam War. In March of 1968, he announced that he would be running for President on the Democratic .....

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Alexander The Great And His Impact On Greek Civilization
Number of words: 1313 - Number of pages: 5

.... on... He was a lover of all kinds of reading and knowledge." Alexanders views on war were much influenced by Aristotle he told Alexander, "First, men could wage war in order that... they may themselves avoid becoming enslaved to others; (second) so they may seek control for the benefit of the subject of people... and thirdly to hold despotic power over those who deserve to be slaves" ( Nardo 79). As well as the other knowledge he had gained from his teachers he used this concept in his ruling. In 336 BC after Phillip was assassinated, Alexander took his place as the leader of the Greek .....

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The Life And Death Of 2Pac
Number of words: 715 - Number of pages: 3

.... movie. Nor is it an episode from an Oliver Stone or Quentin Tarrantino film. In fact, it is not a scene from any movie, although the story will likely wind up as a made-for-television drama. Rather, it is the dramatic finale of the life of rapper/actor Tupac Amaru Shakur, who was shot four times during this escapade while traveling from a Mike Tyson fight to a nearby club on September 7th. He later died of the wounds, after six days of intensive care and several unsuccessful operations. Tupac Amaru, or 2Pac, as he spelled it --distinguishing him from the violent Peruvian terrorist grou .....

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Werner Heisenberg
Number of words: 1578 - Number of pages: 6

.... Particles. In 1932 he won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work in Quantum Mechanics. With the Nazi's in power, and World War two on the horizon it was inevitable that his German heritage would play a crucial role in his career. Before Germany's blitzkrieg on Poland Heisenberg decided to make one final visit of his friends in the West. Many tried to convince him to stay and accept a professorship at Columbia, but Heisenberg declined. He felt that it was his duty to preserve the foundation of science in Germany during the war. He also believed that by staying in Germany during .....

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Benito Mussolini And His Impact On World War 2
Number of words: 2040 - Number of pages: 8

.... was appalled and dismayed. On May28, 1937, Mussolini strongly gave thought to declaring war. He then attacked the Rivera across the Maritime. On September13, 1937, he opened an offensive into British- garrisoned Egypt from Libya. On October 4, 1937, while the offensive still seemed to promise success, Benito Mussolini met Adolf Hitler at the Brenner Pass, on their joint frontier. The two of them discussed how the war in the Mediterranean, Britain’s principal foothold outside its island base, might be turned to her decisive disadvantage. Hitler suggested to Mussolini that Spain might .....

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Ralph Waldo Emerson: Good Influence Or Bad Influence
Number of words: 503 - Number of pages: 2

.... The oversoul is Emerson's name for God. He sees God as an entity and inside it is the world, as we know it including humans, animals and everything that exists. This leads to further prove that we are divine, seeing as we are part of God and God is divine. Again this thought was very criticized because God was always thought to be a separate entity and Emerson suggests that we are part of him. Again this causes a lot of controversy and these types of theories and beliefs is what caused the world to look at Emerson as a menace and a revolutionary. In our present society I would like to t .....

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John D. Rockefeller
Number of words: 2128 - Number of pages: 8

.... Church. Active in its affairs, he became a trustee of the church at the age of 21. He left high school in 1855 to take a business course at Folsom Mercantile College. He completed the six-month course in three months and, after looking for a job for six weeks, was employed as assistant bookkeeper by Hewitt & Tuttle, a small firm of commission merchants and produce shippers. Rockefeller was not paid until after he had worked there three months, when Hewitt gave him $50 ($3.57 a week) and told him that his salary was being increased to $25 a month. A few months later he became the cashie .....

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