Egypt

Egypt

The Area of Egypt
Egypt is a country in Northern Africa that borders the Mediterranean Sea. Although its total area is 1,001450 square kilometers, it is still more than three times the size of New Mexico. Since Egypt is hot with dry summers, and moderate winters, their natural resources vary from other countries. It also has natural hazards that effect the resources of petroleum, iron ore, phosphates, manganese, limestone, gypsum, talc, asbestos, lead and zinc. These include droughts, frequent earthquakes, flash floods, landslides, volcanic activity, dust storms, and sand storms. Although Egypt is filled with hazards, people just can?t stay away from Cairo, which happens to be the capital and largest city in Egypt. The Nile River divides most of Egypt?s land into two parts, being the Arabian Desert on the right of the Nile and Delta?s on the left. According to researchers, Egypt is 90% desert, and also less than one tenth of the land is settled or under cultivation.
Egypt has been a place to settle since 3200 B.C, and continues to be which is shown throughout population counts. One of the first civilizations to develop irrigated agriculture and basically arose from the Nile River. Then later on, trade

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Progressives and Our Political System

Progressives and Our Political System

Progressives and Our Political System
The progressives are a political party that was formed in 1912. During the years 1880- 1950 populists lay the groundwork for progressives. Rural people were asking help from the government. Populists create own party to get the government to help them. They cannot get subsidies but they can collateralize farm loans. However, populists were not successful. They were a minority and rural. Progressives changed our political system in many different ways; however, I believe that recall, initiative and referendum are the most important changes in our political system.
Between 1877 and 1890 over 6 million people left farms to form big American cities. Modernized factories and steel formed jobs and urbanized America. New comers tended to be poor. Government would find them a job and get them housing and people would have to vote for what their boss wanted. Education was free but girls only attended half day because they didn?t need to learn much. The boss system was totally corrupt and one-sided. City reformers and populists got together to get government to be responsive to the needs of people.
The

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Austro-Hungarian Empire

Austro-Hungarian Empire

HIST201 ? Research Essay

Question 8: Outdated When did the dissolution/break-up of the Austro-Hungarian Empire become inevitable To what extent did World War I cause the collapse, to what extent did it pre-date 1914, to what extent was it imposed by the victorious Allies of 1919

At the end of this year it will have been 85 years since Austria-Hungary quietly slipped away into the history books. Over the decades since 1918 there has been a great deal of historic discussion over the reasons for the gradual disintegration of the Hapsburg Empire. Thus, the moment has perhaps approached to take one more look at what could be considered an outdated question, that of when did the collapse of the Habsburg Empire become inevitable Could it have survived if it wasn?t such a victim of its own fragility and inner turmoil, or was it doomed by its decision in 1914 to abandon diplomatic solutions and opt for war, and what were the Allies roles, if any, in its demise

Firstly, the degree of inevitability is questionable. How far back must one venture to find that precise point in time that inevitably led to the Habsburg Monarchy?s demise

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Earths Axis

Earths Axis

Seasons are caused by the tilt of Earth?s axis of rotation at 23.5 degrees offset of the axis from the direction perpendicular to the Earth?s orbital plane. The direction of the rotational axis stays nearly fixed in space, even as the Earth revolves around the sun once a year. As a result, when the Earth is at a certain place in its orbit, the Northern hemisphere is tilted towards the sun and experiences summer. Six months later the Northern hemisphere is tilted away from the sun and experiences winter. The seasons are reversed for the Southern hemisphere.
Many factors change due to the tilt of the Earth, whether it is at the normal 23.5 degrees, at 45 degrees or at no tilt at all. The tilt of the Earth has a major effect on the seasons around the world and the amount of daylight that each particular geographic location receives.
If the Earth were not tilted, the days would act like the equinox at all geographic locations. Thus, each area would experience 12 hour days and 12 hour nights. If the earth were tilted at 45 degrees, days in the Northern hemisphere during winter would

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Privacy

Privacy

Jared Garrison
Mr. Lampley
English 102
October 18, 2001

Privacy Rights
The privacy of the individual is the most important right. Without privacy, the democratic system that we know would not exist. Privacy is one of the fundamental values on which our country was founded. There are exceptions to privacy rights that are created by the need for defense and security.
When our country was founded, privacy was not an issue. The villages then were small and close. Most people knew their neighbors and what was going on in the community. They did not have drunk drivers, terrorist, or any other threat of changing the way they lived. The transportation that most people had access to were horses. Today there are autos that can be fatal if not controlled. Speed limits and licenses are two examples. The government we have in place maintains and organizes our society.
The elements of control are often viewed as violations of privacy. These elements are meant to protect us from irresponsible people and from hurting themselves. The laws that are in place still give privacy without invading personal lives. Privacy is only violated when people feel they are being violated. Jonathan Franzen writes this example of his feelings about

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DBQ (Manifest Destiny)

DBQ (Manifest Destiny)

For almost 100 years since its birth, U.S. foreign policy was based on expanding westward, protecting U.S. interests, and limiting foreign influence in the Americas. However after the development of a huge industrial economy, U.S. started to focus on the rest of the world. This happened because it needed worldwide markets for its agricultural and industrial surpluses, as well as raw materials for manufacturing. However it was also fueled by a feeling of imperialism that few Americans had before 1890s.

A good example of this new expansionism was a concept called International Darwinism. Many people accepted the theory that U.S. had to be the strongest and acquire other territories overseas. They extended the idea of Manifest Destiny to the rest of the world. Josiah Strong wrote “The Anglo-Saxon race will be of the largest liberty, the purest Christianity, the highest civilization?will spread itself over the earth.” Many Americans were also afraid of competition from other nations. Britain, France, Germany, Russian, and even Japan were all “grabbing” and taking over weaker countries in Africa and the Pacific Ocean. Some people in the U.S. believed that they too had to compete or it will fail to survive.

Americas feelings toward expansionism were

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Earthquakes

Earthquakes

Earthquakes

I. Seismic Waves to Study Earth?s Interior
A. Travel Time, Reflection, Refraction of P & S Waves
1. Travel time of body waves gives us VP, VS, and ? (density) as a function of depth.
2. Velocity of P & S waves increases with depth.
B. Earth?s Layered Composition
1. Crust
a. Quartz, feldspar, and basalt.
b. Continental Crust
? Mostly quartz and feldspar.
? Lower density than oceanic crust.
? Variable thickness (10-50 km).
c. Oceanic Crust
? Mostly basalt.
? Higher density than continental crust.
? Uniform thickness (10 km).
d. Isostacy
? Crust floats in equilibrium on the denser mantle beneath.
2. Mantle
a. Ultramafic Rocks
? Olivine.
? Pyroxene.
b. Low velocity zone: Convection in mantle distributes heat evenly.
c. Polymorphic phase transition
? 400 km and 660 km.
? Pressure changes the crystal structure of minerals causing a slow in seismic wave velocity.
3. Core
a. Core-Mantle boundary 2913 km.
b. Nickel and FE.
c. Inner core is 6271 km deep.
d. Outer core boundary is 2900 km deep.
e. Liquid outer core
? TM: Melting temperature of ultramafic rocks.
? S waves cannot propagate through the outer core (liquid).
? Iron, oxygen, and silicon.
C. Mantle is mostly olivine.
1. Seismic waves
a. VS, VP, and ? measured in lab match seismic measurements.
2. Zenolith
a. Mantle rocks found in volcanoes with deep roots contain olivine.
b. Kimberlite Volcanoes
? Mantle material brought up very quickly contains olivine and diamonds. Do not erupt anymore.
3. Ophiolite Suite
a. Oceanic crest that?s been abducted onto continental crust contains olivine and the moho.
4. Primitive meteorites
a. Examining carboneous chondrites (primitive meteorites) with olivine.
D. Iron Catastrophy
1. This is how the earth became layered.
2. 4.3 billion years ago.

II. Interpreting Seismograms
A. Seismograms
1. Short

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Prison Overcrowding

Prison Overcrowding

PRISON OVERCROWDING

The problem of overcrowding in our prisons
Introduction:
I. Prison population
A. U.S. incarceration rate
1. The growth average
2. Justice system
B. Inmate characteristics
1. Type of inmate
2. Prevention, education
II. Deterrence
A. Childhood programs
1. Where crime starts
2. How to prevent crime and were to get help
B. Recidivism
1. Three strikes your out
2. Mandatory sentences
III. The non – violent criminal
A. Drug offense?s and prison population
1. Drug treatment programs
2. Rehabilitation
B. Lowering recidivism
1. Philosophy of drug courts
2. Use of the military
Conclusion: Prison is for punishment as well as rehab illation

Overcrowding of prisons

The u.s. incarceration rate is the highest in the world! As the prison population has been rapidly expanding with a growth average of 5 percent a year. Acording to Meek, J.G “Currently there are over 1,987,000 inmates incarcerated across the U.S.” (pg 1) this amounts to about one of every 147 Americans are living in prisons. Of that amount Florida houses 4,519 confirmed alien inmates. That?s 6.2% of Floridas inmate population, which draws $129 million from the federal government annually.
Our justice system has failed to put a dent in the reduction of crime. Solely because most Americans want a quick fix solution. Building more prisons and locking them up and forgetting about them is not a quick fix, someone has to care for these offenders. Building more prison leads to more of

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Day In Infamy

Day In Infamy

Day of Infamy examines what is possibly the most remembered day in American history.

Author Walter Lord recounts the days and weeks leading up to the Japanese attack of Pearl

Harbor though the eyes of the people closest to the action. Through his personal interviews with

survivors from the United States Armed Forces, and the citizens living on the island Oahu, as

well as research from the archives or recorded Japanese history concerning this historic date,

Lord attempts to present Sunday, December 7, 1941 from the humanistic side. His personal

interviews have lent much insight as to what it was like for both sides in the days and weeks

leading up to and through the attack. Lord attempts to bring the reader into the drama by

including the smallest details as they were recalled to him by the officers, enlisted men, citizens

and bystanders of both Pearl Harbor and the island of Oahu. He attempts to convey to the reader

that, contrary to some public opinion, the attack might not have been a total surprise as there may

have been some warning signs during the weeks and days leading up to December 7, 1941.

Whether or not he subscribes to

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Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic

Dominican Republic I- Introduction II-Land and resources A. Climate B. natural resources C. plants and wild life III-Population A. population 1.language and religion B. culture 1. Music 2. Sports

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