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  • Custom House History

    000 to restore and repair the customs house. The project started in 1983 and was finished by 1994 (GSA). “Today, the building is being used by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court, the National Archives, and the National Museum of the American Indian (Smithsonian Institution) (New York Architecture…

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  • Evolution Of Aviation Research Paper

    An aviation enthusiast once said "Aviation is proof that given the will we can do the impossible" Eddie Rickenbacker. This quote comes from a man that served our country as an American Fighter Ace in World War 1. He had twenty-six aerial victories and he earned the Medal of Honor for being the best ace in the war. We still have to give credit to the first founders of aviation because without them we wouldn 't be where were are today. Aviation still consists of some of the technologies that were…

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  • Radiation Spectroscopy Essay

    Since the first planet orbiting a star other than our Sun was discovered almost 20 years ago, astronomers have detected over 3,000 exoplanets. Going forward, exoplanetary scientists have two major goals: detecting smaller, more Earth-like planets, and characterizing particular planets of interest. With the advent of the extremely large telescope (ELT) era soon approaching, these two goals will become increasingly intertwined as better instruments give us the power to study the atmospheres of…

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  • True Identity Of William Shakespeare

    There are few people who would fail to recognize the name William Shakespeare. He was a well-known poet, playwright and actor in early English times. He is the author of many famous works that were and still remain extremely popular throughout the world. He is often considered the greatest playwright of the English language. In fact, he is frequently referred to as England’s national poet (History Staff, 2015). Although Shakespeare works are extremely popular, recorded information about the man…

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  • Amelia Earhart's Disappearanance

    Is Still On for Amelia Earhart 80 Years After She Disappeared." NBCNews.com. NBCUniversal News Group, 02 July 2017. Web. 27 Oct. 2017. (-- removed HTML --) . Adler, Jerry. "Will the Search for Amelia Earhart Ever End?" Smithsonian.com. Smithsonian Institution, 01 Jan. 2015. Web. 27 Oct. 2017. (-- removed HTML --) . "Amelia Earhart Disappears." History.com. A&E Television Networks, 02 July 2017. Web. 27 Oct. 2017. (-- removed HTML --) . Pruitt, Sarah. "Does This Photo Show Amelia Earhart…

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  • Differences Between The Wizard Of Oz Movie And Book

    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz book has countless differences compared to the movie. To name all of them would take hours. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is a children’s novel written by L. Frank Baum with illustrations by W.W. Denslow. The book, released in May of 1900, has been reprinted numerous times but often under the name The Wizard of Oz, which is the name of the 1902 Broadway musical and the popular 1939 film adaptation. Some people prefer the book, while others would rather see the movie; it…

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  • Why Are Humans Bipedal Essay

    There 's many reasons our ancestors had begun walking around on their two legs instead of running on all fours. Evidence was collected during two trips to Guinea in West Africa, because of the trips, there has been one of several leading explanations for why humans became bipedal (an animal using only two legs to walk) millions of years ago. Researchers from Portugal, United States, Japan and England spent multiple weeks watching chimpanzees in their natural habitats to see how they moved about,…

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  • Impact Of Slave Trade

    The slave trade in African captives, already well underway in Europe and the Atlantic islands since at least the fifteenth century, morphed into the historical period known as the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade when Europeans who made the voyage to the Americas in the sixteenth century began shipping Africans as cargo along with other commodities being transported to the New World. By the middle of the century, dedicated slave ships had begun to transport captured peoples across the route known as…

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  • Why Is Theodore Roosevelt Important

    the candy shop and the cartoonist Berryman who drew the pic. “President Roosevelt was delighted with the toys… The original 1903 American Bear was later presented to him and kept by his family until his grandson, Kermit, donated it to the Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC. The story of the Teddy Bear also led to a massive boost in Roosevelt’s popularity and he was re-elected in 1904.” (Bryant, 59). One of the things I found quite interesting while researching this topic is that due to the…

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  • Manatee Personal Statement Sample

    Personal Statement: I strapped on my waders and began walking toward a manatee carcass. A Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) marine mammal biologist proceeded to instruct me on how to perform my first field necropsy. Through this research experience I got to understand the internal anatomy of a manatee, outside of textbooks. Therefore, research allows me the opportunity to tangibly investigate my curiosity. The manatee has always sparked my curiosity because humans are their…

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