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William Shakespeare
Number of words: 908 - Number of pages: 4

.... social class. Students went to school year round attending school for nine hours a day. The teachers were strict disciplinarians. Though Shakespeare spent long hours at school, his boyhood was probably fascinating. Stratford was a lively town and during holidays, it was known to put on pageants and many popular shows. It also held several large fairs during the year. Stratford was a exciting place to live. Stratford also had fields and woods surrounding it giving William the opportunity to hunt and trap small game. The River Avon which ran through t .....

Edward Gein
Number of words: 1533 - Number of pages: 6

.... was effeminate and shy. He had no friends. In 1944 Eddies brother Henry mysteriously died. ( In the Beginning) On December 29, 1945, Augusta died after a series of strokes. Eddies foundations were shaken upon her death, he lost his one true friend. It was after his mothers death that Eddie began to immerse himself in his bizarre hobbies that included nightly visits to the graveyard. ( In the Beginning ) It was from the obituaries that Eddie would learn of the recent deaths of local women. Having never enjoyed the company of the opposite sex, he would quench his .....

Biography Of William Shakespeare
Number of words: 405 - Number of pages: 2

.... himself, who shared in its profits. For the next decade the Globe, on the Thames at Bankside, was to be London's chief theatre, and the home of Shakespeare's work. Many of his greatest plays were written during these ten years, and were acted there. Both Queen Elizabeth, and after her James I, showed the company many favors. In 1613, during a performance of Henry VIII, the Globe was destroyed by fire. But the Lord Chamberlain's men, by now called the King's Men, had four years earlier leased a second, smaller playhouse, the Blackfriars. This was an indo .....

Gandhi And His Views
Number of words: 957 - Number of pages: 4

.... Through using satyagraha, or "the force of truth," Gandhi was able to achieve many of his objectives. Independence from British rule was Gandhi’s main intent. Gandhi did not like many aspects of British rule and sought to fight these injustices. The Indian citizens for example, had payments which the less fortunate had to give to the landlords. Refusing to leave the district as the court demanded, and ready to suffer the penalty no matter what it was, proved Gandhi was capable of anything and truly believed in his causes. Gandhi had been released and settled t .....

Pitikwahanapiwiyin (poundmaker)
Number of words: 753 - Number of pages: 3

.... Pitikwahanapiwiyin emerged as one of the spokespersons for a group critical of the treaty. Though Treaty No. Six was amended to include a 'famine clause,' Pitikwahanapiwiyin continued to express concerns and agreed to sign the treaty on 23 August only because the majority of his band favored it. In the autumn of 1879, Pitikwahanapiwiyin, now chief, accepted a reserve and settled with 182 followers on 30 square miles along the Battle River about 40 miles west of Battleford. Frustrated by the government's failure to fulfill treaty promises, Pitikwahanapiwiyi .....

William Wordsworth Biography
Number of words: 560 - Number of pages: 3

.... tumult of the French Revolution, where he met Michel Beaupuy, a French officer who is spoken of in The Prelude. In France, he also met Annette Vallon, with whom he had an illegitimate child, Caroline. Wordsworth returned to England in 1793 and published An Evening Walk and Descriptive Sketches. During a walking tour that year, Wordsworth journeyed across the Salisbury Plain and to Tintern Abbey, both of which are subjects of later poems. By 1794, he was finally reunited with his sister Dorothy, and in 1775, he met the philosopher William Godwin and the poets S .....

Manuel Noriega
Number of words: 2123 - Number of pages: 8

.... This went against America’s belief in democracy and created a riff between the Soviet Union and The United States creating the Cold War. What importance does this have to Noriega and Panama? On January 1, 1959 Fidel Castro led a successful coup against the government in Cuba which at the time was controlled by Fulgencio Batista. By Castro taking control of the Cuban government, he placed communism within a close range of America. This was important because it was feared by most Americans that this takeover by Castro would lead a domino effect throughout .....

William Wells Brown
Number of words: 963 - Number of pages: 4

.... friends, he acquired considerable knowledge of the fundamentals of English. In the North he soon learned to speak the English language so fluently that he could easily present the claim of the Negro for freedom. During 1843-49, he was variously employed as a lecturer of the Western New York Anti-Slavery Society, and the Massachusetts Anti-Slavery Society. In 1849, he visited England and represented the American Peace Society at the Peace Congress in Paris. Highly recommended by the American Anti-Slavery Society as an apostle of freedom, he was welcomed by .....

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