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  • Back At My Experiences In France
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    Looking back at my experiences in France, I realize just how different our two cultures are. Furthermore, I found it very interesting how, after reading the text, both my parents, one being from France and the other from the United States, reflect the cultural values of their country to a tee. For example, my father has always been the authoritarian parent and my mother the authoritative. French fathers were described in the text as being an 'in-control' type parent and using 'direct-punishment'...
  • Britain And France
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    Introduction With the ongoing battles between England and France in the early 19th century, the newly formed United States found itself thrust in the middle of this struggle. In the early part of the century Napoleon was on a mission to once again establish a mighty French empire of early years. But with the build up of the royal British Navy the English were trying fiercely to hold Napoleon in check. The United States was determined to stay neutral and continue its trading with both nations. Ho...
  • Louisiana Purchase When Thomas Jefferson
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    Louisiana Purchase When Thomas Jefferson became president of the United States in 1801, he dreamed of sending an expedition to explore the little-known territory west of the Mississippi river. Between 1783 and 1792 Jefferson has encouraged plans for three expeditions. All three expeditions failed. In January, 1803, he asked Congress for $2,500 to pay for an expedition that might journey as far as the Pacific Ocean. The request was approval and kept secret because most of the region to be explore...
  • Secondary School
    565 words
    An international comparison of funding & expenditures for education (Canada, France, Japan, united states) I. A Comparison of Educational Systems: A. Curriculum. Duration of teacher training and certification programs. Existence of entrance / exit exams. Ethic homogeneity (90% of entire population from one ethnic group) E. Age for starting school. Average days in a school years. Average minutes of instruction in a school days. Student achievement I. Pupil / teacher ratios. Percent of schools wit...
  • New Orleans And The Louisiana Territory
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    America has always been known as the land of the free and the home of the brave. It was those brave, living in the United States, who changed the future of the country when it was first developing. They were the ones who starved for adventure, who burned with desire to explore the unknown, who knew the West was waiting for them. Monticello, Thomas Jefferson's home, was a perfect example of the dreams that he and many other Americans shared. It sat facing the land that everyone so desperately wis...
  • Lands West Of The Mississippi River
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    On April 12th, 1803, delegates of the United States and of France agreed that the United States bought the large region of French-owned lands west of the Mississippi River. The United States spent fifteen million on this land or 3 cents an acre. This was known as the Louisiana Purchase. France had given this area to Spain first which was a fraction of the treaty fabricated to end the French and Indian war. In 1800, Napoleon Bonaparte surreptitiously planned to give the land back to France. The p...
  • Permanent Members On The Council
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    Today, the security council still represents the Global System in 1945. The five emerging superpowers after WWII include France, the United States, Britain, Russia, and China. These are considered the permanent members on the council and can veto any resolution or act that the council tries to pass. There is much controversy over the permanent members of the Security Council. There have been several recent proposals by Thomas L. Friedman to replace France with India as a permanent member on the ...
  • United State's Recent Conflict With Iraq
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    What is an ally? Well certainly not France, or Russia, or China, or Germany! Over the years the United States grew ties with these countries and they claim to be our allies; however, with the United State's recent conflict with Iraq, these countries will not support the United State's decision to go to war. These countries do have good reasons, but there must be more to it. Germany and France will not back the United State's because they believe the issue can be solved in a peaceful manner. PLEA...
  • Most Important Real Estate Deal In History
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    Forever changing the geographical makeup of the United States, the Louisiana Purchase has come to be regarded as the most important real estate deal in history. While France would use the proceeds from the sale to fund a war it would eventually lose, the young United States of America would continue its westward expansion, eventually becoming the most powerful nation in the world. During the negotiation for the Louisiana Territory, the Americans originally sensed the situation's urgency. However...

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