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    There are two types of cities that existed in Texas, they are home-rule cities and general-law cities. In the state of Texas, there are approximately 900 general-law cities and 350 home–rule cities (Brown, pg. 81). The general rule is the population of the city that determines if the city in general-law or home-rule. General-law cities operate under the legislature laws, the city have very limited power. However, home-rule cities have the power to pass any regulation of laws that do not interfere with state laws. Home-rule cities have three powers that state government or general-law cities does not have, they are recall, initiative and referendum. Recall is a removal of an elected official, initiative is a process where voters approve…

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    The Greek polis and the Sumerian city-state were both equally important to the civilization that it belonged to. Although they both were essentially the same thing, both differed in its operation depending on the civilization it belonged to. A Greek polis differs from a Sumerian city-state because a Sumerian city-state had ziggurats, Sumerian city-states relied heavily on agriculture, and Sumerian city-states differed in how they were run. Greek polis gradually advanced during a period known as…

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    Italian City-States Essay Florence, Venice and Genoa were the three most successful city-states during the Renaissance period. The Renaissance was a rebirth that occurred throughout most of Europe. However , the changes that we associate with the Renaissance first transpired in the city-state of Florence. The city’s strategic location, climate and leadership all made Florence a model of the Renaissance culture. These factors are what led me to my decision, that Florence was the most…

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    HIST 1421 Discussion 2 Use your impressions of Athens and Sparta to discuss and compare daily life in the two city-states. Please use APA including in-text citations. I believe that the Athenian’s policy or educational system favours only the wealthy aristocrats, such that only the sons of the rich families attend formal education and participate in politics. Unlike the Spartans, every male born can part-take in the military service and that means that there is a level of equality. To me, life…

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    The Epic of Gilgamesh The Epic of Gilgamesh is a story about the king of the sumerian city-state Uruk in about 2700 BCE: Gilgamesh was a great warrior during his lifetime and he left a lasting impression on Mesopotamian culture. The historical significance of The Epic of Gilgamesh is that it is one of the “earliest surviving pieces of literature” from this period, and the most well-known. (Tignor 2013). In The Epic of Gilgamesh the hero, Gilgamesh, goes through many changes in his character…

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    Allegiance to the City-State Plato’s Crito takes place inside of Socrates’ jail cell after his conviction of corrupting the youth. Socrates was unjustly given the death sentence and will be forced to drink hemlock, a deadly poison, in two days. Socrates discusses, with his wealthy friend Crito, whether it is just or unjust to escape from jail and consequently, break the law. It is important to remember that Socrates is believed to be innocent by Crito and Himself because if Socrates was guilty…

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    Stoddard, whom is a Business Systems Analysist for Elizabeth City State University. She did mention that there is not much accounting involved in my Internship. But, what piqued my interest during my interview was, when she mentioned there was an open position, that ties into the Internship. Even though, I am an accounting major. But, knowing that there could be possible employment after graduation, is a relief. The burden of not having to find employment, is lifted. Getting a job that…

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    From the statements made above, it is clear to say that the men devoted their lives to the military, in fact, it was the job that a Spartan man could have (Spartan Military). To other Greek city-states, they received the reputation as being a tough and an unyielding society because of their harsh training methods and brutal warfare tactics (Spartan Military). Although their training was harsh, Sparta was known for being the best soldiers in Greece, and in order to keep that reputation, they had…

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    Sparta and Athens were both successful City States in Ancient Greece. Although they both were located in the same country, they both had conflicting views on several issues and they were different in the way they operated. The Athenians cared more about learning and the arts, while the Spartans were focused on military training and following orders. The two city states had different governments and social make-ups. Although the challenging city-states of Sparta and Athens were individually…

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    Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilization were two civilizations in South West Asia and North West Africa, beginning in 3,500 - 3,000 B.C.E. Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilizations both had similar religious beliefs, however their environment and culture, interaction and exchange, and city-states were different. Egyptians operated under a centralized government while, the Mesopotamians had self-controlled city-state governments. (Strayer, 82-83) The environment of each civilization was different,…

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