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Benjamin Franklin Was Born on January 17 Term Paper

… Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in Boston, Massachusetts to Josiah and Abiah Folger (Kelly 2007, the Electric Benjamin Franklin 2007). He was the 15th of Josiah's 20 children by two marriages. He had only two years of formal schooling but continued to pursue an education by reading. His father had wanted him to be a clergy man. But he could afford to send Benjamin to school only for one year. Entering the clergy required many years of schooling. Josiah worked as a candle maker and also a devoted Anglican. But Benjamin loved to read so he was taken in by his brother, James, a printer, to apprentice at the age of 12. He helped James compose pamphlets and set printing types of…. [read more]


Benjamin Franklin Term Paper

… The French Philosophers hoped that the American Republic would spark a chain reaction of international renewal, which would ultimately result in democracy. The United States Constitution later gave the French an example of reform that increased French Republicanism and was a model for the French Constitution of 1791.

Through his modest style of dress and his "Poor Richard" stories, Benjamin Franklin maintained an image of the idea that Americans were freedom-loving and virtuous. Through both verbal and written means, Franklin promoted the ideology of liberty, equality, and fraternity, as well as respect for reason. This inspired a desire within the French for more freedom to express their views, and eventually led to the French Revolution. As the Ideal American, the ideologies of Benjamin Franklin will…. [read more]


NAFTA Historical Beginning Term Paper

… 3. A panel of experts was utilized to handle disputes.

The creation of CUSTA sparked interest from Mexico. The free trading area or FTA spanned greater than 360 million people, and $6 trillion in annual output. NAFTA may also be considered a link to two of the largest trading partners to the U.S.: namely Mexico and Canada.

History Bibliography:

Mariama W. Williams, A Brief History of GATT and NAFTA; Women's Alternative Economic Network

Gary C. Hufbauer, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow and Diana Orejas, NAFTA AND THE ENVIRONMENT: LESSONS FOR TRADE POLICY, Institute for International Economics (2001)

Daryll E. Ray, Director, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center Melissa B. Cooney, NAFTA and the Small Mexican Farmer, Graduate Research Assistant University of Tennessee

US-Mexico Chamber of Commerce.

NAFTA Objectives…. [read more]


Ghost Dance Religion and the Wounded Knee Massacre Term Paper

… Ghost Dance Religion and the Wounded Knee Massacre

James Mooney writes in The Ghost-Dance Religion and the Sioux Outbreak of 1890 that the essential part of the teaching of the Ghost Dance is the doctrine that the world is old and worn and the time is near for its renewal (Mooney 661). The Ghost Dance was an American Indian religious revivalist movement that spread through the Plains Indians and other ethnic groups during the 1890's and due to a culmination of events is forever linked to the Wounded Knee massacre of 1890 (Ghost pp).

In January 1889, Wovoka, a Paiute Indian, had a vision of renewal and restoration of the Indian way of life, in which they would be reunited with loved ones in the…. [read more]

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