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  • Spartan Soldier
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    Sparta Sparta, one of the powerful city-states, retains this name for good reasons. The Spartans faced the problems of overpopulation and land hunger. Their solution was to conquest to gain more land. Almost defeated, the Messenian war cost Sparta a high price. A half-century of war, so hard fought, had ground the military life deep into Spartan consciousness. It seemed to them they never dare relax, especially when there were so few Spartans and so many helots. Surely if the Spartans ever relax...
  • Faithful Lives In New England
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    The Puritan pilgrims as a society based many of their practices and customs on religion. Once in America and away from the prejudices they faced in England they were able to freely practice their beliefs as they saw fit. This led to a very strict society in which members were expected to live and behave according the theological rules which they had set for themselves. This strict society also directly influenced the way children were brought up and educated in New England. Since the pilgrims fo...
  • Young Latinos And Hispanics
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    We The Americans... As inhabitants of the United States and the world, we the young hispanics, latinos, and chicano's of America need to take a stand against those who would rule this country with disregard for our development as an appreciated and respected culture. Our parents have fought their whole lives to give us what we need to survive, but now is our time to fight. Even today, in our nation that is so focused on 'equality' there is a silent prejudice that is tearing our country apart at ...
  • Shetles Life And Communities
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    #1: We talked about in class once about the education in the US compared to other countries actually made me wonder how well we were educated. It was shocking to me that these other places were learning things that here we don't even learn and that they were forced or required. When I read the "America Skips School" article at first I was really confused. When we started talking about it in class it became clearer to me. My personal opinion on this is that I don't think I should be forced to hav...
  • Glikl And Marie
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    Two Lives Reflect Gluck el von Hamel n or Glikl and Marie de L Incarnation lived mirror like lives in Women on the Margins: Three Seventeenth Century Lives by Natalie Ze mon Davis. The two women were very devout in their religion. They were both well-educated women. They were both motivated women. They both broke the boundaries that women faced in the 17th Century. Glikl was a devout Jew. She married at the age of twelve as most of the Jews did unlike Christian women of the times that wed at 18....
  • Bad Images
    557 words
    Essay Assignment 2 Mike Rose, 'Entering the Conversation' Cardinal Henry Newman, 'The Idea of a University' Mike Rose in "Entering the Conversation" starts of from the time where he had finished high school and was entering college. He lived in south L. A with his mother and the neighborhood he lived in was a very poor place and all around him were very poor uneducated people. Seeing all that made Rose try to go to college and finish higher education. He wanted to do better than these people aro...
  • Control Over The Taliban
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    Courage under the Veil The average layman has never thought too much about Afghanistan or its women before 9/11/01. It is very unfortunate that it takes a terrorist act to direct people's attention to the horrible living conditions in another country. Now, anyone can walk into a Barnes and Noble and get bombarded by books published after Sept 11th. The main topic of the books on the table seem to concentrate on how we knew that the attacks were going to happen before they did and what America di...
  • Powerful Spartan Soldiers And Women
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    Sparta was a Greek state renowned for its individuality amongst the rest of Greece from the sixth century BC. The majority of Greece was cultured in their thinking and the arts, yet very conservative concerning the roles of women. Sparta, however, involved women much more in their society. Importance was placed on the physical fitness and the equality between the Spartiates - therefore, including women promoted the Spartan ideals. Although Spartan men held complete power over the state, women sh...
  • Mystique Of Feminine Fulfilment
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    What did the American Dream mean to women living in 1950's and 1960's America? In 1957 Betty Friedan, a wife and mother of three trained as a clinical psychologist and working as a freelance writer, started carrying out research into the lives of the American housewife. Friedan felt that for American wives and mothers at the time; "there was a strange discrepancy between the reality of [their] lives as women and the image to which [they] were trying to conform" and she came to call this image th...
  • Very Poor Education
    695 words
    This essay will describe the role of women in Medieval society. It will also look at the marriage, childhood, discipline and education of women in that period of history that spanned for many centuries. Also, this thesis will explore the major decisions made by women during that time, and look at the lives of both upper and lower class females. The first topic to be talked about is the lives of wealthy women in the civilisation of Medieval Europe. The chief function of the upbringing of a girl o...

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