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    “Let them eat cake,” is part of a line that many assume was uttered by Marie Antoinette, Queen of France. This portrayal of Marie Antoinette is a far cry from the compassionate, humanitarian she preferred to be. Above all she wanted nothing more than to be a mother and had a fondness for children that no wicked queen could have. Pamphlets produced during her time as Dauphine and then as Queen has ultimately written her in a negative light, not at all the once beloved girl who had won the hearts of the French people. Contemporary public opinion expressed through propaganda has skewed the historical perspective on Marie Antoinette. Scapegoated and demonized, Marie Antoinette was not the wicked queen she has been portrayed as. The future queen…

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    Marie Antoinette was born on November 2, 1755 in Vienna, Austria. She was the youngest daughter of King Francis I and Queen Marie Theresa of Austria. Though she was of noble birth and blood, Antoinette was not well educated with the exception of piano. She loved to play the harp but was considered by her tutors hard to educate. When she was nine years old, Antoinette lost her father. At the age of fourteen, Marie Antoinette was betrothed to Louis XVI of France where she reigned as the Queen of…

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    Kin Louis XVI was the last king of France and the grandson of Louis XV. Louis XVI was born as Louis-August, Duc de Berry: son of Louis, Dauphin of France and Princess Marie-Josephe of Saxony. He was born in Versailles, France on August 23, 1754 and died on January 21, 1793 in Paris, France. Louis XVI became the heir to the throne and the last Bourbon king of France after his father's death in 1765. In 1770, and then he married Austrian archduchess Marie-Antoinette, the daughter of Maria Theresa…

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    mother’”. This quote conveys the end of her lifetime and the struggles she combatted. Now, flashing back to the beginning of her time and taking a journey through the life of Marie Antoinette. This fine young lady experienced an eventful childhood, time as the Queen of France, and had a tragic end to her life. The royal Marie Antoinette, originally Maria Antonia, was welcomed to this world on the second day of November 1755 in Vienna, Austria. (Fact Monster, 2015) This day marks when it all…

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    Marie Laveau was a renowned Voodoo priestess who lived in the 1700s. She is rumored to have lived longer than any normal human being of the time should have been able to. During the day she was a hairdresser, but when time came to perform Voodoo rituals, she was the most knowledgeable and connected with the Loa, ancestral spirits. The priestess was compassionate about the people in her community often doing charity work such as helping the homeless, hungry, and sick (Singh 1). The only truth in…

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    as invading Russia in the middle of winter, it does not however qualify him as a power hungry dictator nor should he be accused of crimes against Humanity. Reason being is that Napoleon Bonaparte has proven time and time again that his best interest was for the people of France. This is shown by his many reforms which helped abolished inequality amongst social classes in France, spreading enlightenment ideas throughout Europe, and his military genius, losing only two battles during his…

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    1. The 2015 European Migrant Crisis Must End It is seen everywhere. On the television, in the newspapers, on the front page of the Yahoo! website. The European migrant crisis of 2014-2015 is one of the biggest events of our time, and there is no avoiding it for anyone. The rapid anthropomorphic inundation has wreaked serious havoc on the countries that are having to accept them and as the year 2015 begins to close, two things are becoming clear: the anthropoid flow is not stopping anytime soon,…

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    The United States has always been the land of immigrants. Immigration in the United States has an extensive history old immigrants have gone, and new immigrants have appeared. Ever since the establishment of the United States, immigration laws have been put in place, reformed, and dismantled. To immigrate to the land of freedom and opportunities has become a dream for millions of immigrants every year from all walks of life. The staggering numbers of immigrants migrating into the U.S every year…

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    Hosting the Olympic games for any country is an extremely daunting task, but many have chosen to take it on in hopes of stimulating their economy and creating infrastructure to benefit their people. However, the Olympics has in many instances proven to have negative economic impacts on hosting countries and cities. Recognizing this impact, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recommended in their Olympic Agenda 2020 that they would be, “inviting potential candidate cities to present an…

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    In-State Immigration Reform

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    While immigration is a necessary function for both the country and people wanting to immigrate, the issue needs to be approached with the country’s interest, capacity, and political climate in mind. Often it seems as though the issue comes down to the humanity of the situation. Often times immigrants come over talking about a new chance for themselves and their dream of that country. This plays at the heartstrings of the public and often tips the favor of immigration and immigration reform to…

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