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Saint John Bosco A man with a vision, with an awareness of the good that lives in people, with an ability of dreaming dreams of beauty for those he met along his way, this is John Bosco. St. John Bosco (1815-1888) was born to poor parents in Recchi, Italy, the Piedmont area of northern Italy. When John was two, his father died prematurely. As a boy, John lived on a farm with his family doing the only thing they knew how, farming. Poverty and a lack of formal education in the

At the beginning of the 20th century the Western world was decorated with machines that rapidly distorted man's view on his environment. Significant technological innovations had taken the place of the Industrial Revolution, creating a new excitement in the air. This dramatically changed the type of output from the avant-garde of the art world. After Cézanne, the viewfinder of painting compositions had left from landscapes to that of the urban scene, recording and depicting ma

On August 19, 1993 the FBI assaulted the compound of the Branch Davidian cult in Waco, Texas with tear gas after a standoff. The medieval crusaders could best be identified with the FBI attacking someone different from themselves for "the better good." Who is to blame is not what should be asked, but why it started in the first place? This paper will now show the perspective of a "modern" crusader explaining the Waco standoff and murders. As a crusader, I find that the rai

It has been argued that Newfoundland should never have joined Canada in 1949. There were many people who believe that Newfoundland had a strong enough economy to survive on their own, as a producer of many goods. It was involved in many industries, with the fishery being the major producer of goods in the Newfoundland region. This paper will explore the economic history of Newfoundland and also explore the reasons why Newfoundland would have been better off if they had joined Canada

The year is 1935, Franklin Delano Roosevelt is sitting down to add another item to the new deal to try to spark the recovering economy of United States. F.D.R is creating a way to spread the wealth of the nation over the entire population. He creates the Social Security program, which takes pay out of workers' checks and pays it out to the elderly to create a means of income after retirement. This is to be paid to citizens for the rest of their lives. The system works great in th

Throughout Europe the phenomena of industrialization was a regional event that took place between late 1700's to the early 1900's. Many factors however determined which nations were "early industrializes" or latecomers/no-shows. In order to show why these countries are classified this way we will have to look at Britain and compare the two groups to Britain, because Britain is associated with being the first country to industrialize. We will also have to take into account what G

The government of the state of Texas is a difficult and complicated institution that is composed of many different levels. The question comes in to everyone's mind at one time or another whether or not to trust the government. It could be that people believe that the officials will take advantage of their power, or simply people don't like the idea of being controlled by someone who is not a family member or friend. To avoid this centralized power, the government is divided into

The Romantic Period was a literary movement in Europe and America during the late 1700s through the middle 1800s. Romanticism was characterized by five basic systems of beliefs. It should not be surprising that these were completely different from the characteristics of the Enlightenment. Romanticism was an intentional revolt against the rational, formal, reasonable period of the Enlightenment. The Enlightenment was too scientific and did not focus on romanticism. The Romantic Mov

The Eighties were a time of great change in all aspects of society. It was a time of money, confidence and greed. The Government had changed in 1976 to the Conservative Party led by Margaret Thatcher, the first woman Prime Minister this country had ever had, and her style of leadership left its mark upon society for a long time. It was a time of economic growth thanks to a stable economy and everyone was encouraged to 'own' something, houses,

Alexander the Great's relation to triumph is obvious, he created an army which took over most of the known world. But what is not known widely is how tragic his life was. I cannot do full justice to his life but I will do my best to describe it. When Alexander was a child his parents were constantly fighting and his father was usually away on campaigns, so he rarely saw him when he was young. He therefore was usually under his mother's influence. When he was a young man his f