On each national day of inauguration since 1789, the people have renewed their sense of dedication to the United States.
In Washington\'s day the task of the people was to create and weld together a nation.
In Lincoln\'s day the task of the people was to preserve that Nation from disruption from within.
In this day the task of the people is to save that Nation and its institutions from disruption from without.
To us there has co ... mehr
Rivers convey the excess waters of the land areas that they drain to larger bodies of water or directly to the oceans. Collectively, they represent the world\'s WATER RESOURCES, as they carry virtually all the water that is available for human management and use.
The four great civilizations of early human history developed in close dependence on rivers and the fertile, easily worked soils of their floodplains: the Sumerians on the TIGRIS a ... mehr
Ben Ross (history teacher)
Laurie Sanders (best pupil in her class)
David Collins (Laurie´s boyfriend)
Amy Smith (best friend of Laurie)
The class saw a film about the Nazi Regime. They can´t believe why people didn´t do anything against the Nazis. Ross can´t give an answer to the questions. It must be something one could only understand by being there or if possible by creating a similar situati ... mehr
Fellow citizens of the United States: in compliance with a custom as old as the government itself, I appear before you to address you briefly and to take, in your presence, the oath prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, to be taken by the President \"before he enters on the execution of his office.\"
I do not consider it necessary, at present, for me to discuss those matters of administration about which there is no special a ... mehr
Susan Eloise Hinton, born in Tulsa, Oklahoma on July 22, 1948. Hinton is an author of juvenile fiction. She is a 1970 graduate of the University of Tulsa. Her first and most acclaimed novel, The Outsiders (1967; film, 1983), details conflict between rival youth gangs. Hinton\'s other works are That Was Then, This Is Now (1971), Rumble Fish (1975; film, 1983), and Tex (1979; film 1982).
Mark and Bryon are best friends. ... mehr
Libya is situated in the northern part of Africa and possesses a Mediterranean coastline of approximately 2.000 kilometers which is well indented with harbours, bays, sandy beaches, rocky caves and huge cliffs.
Libya has an area of approximately 1.750.000 sq km (the third largest country in Africa and five times larger than Germany) and a population of about 5 millions.
The strategic location has made Libya throughout the a ... mehr
This speech was delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King before the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th, 1963 at the famous March on Washington, D.C., for Civil Rights. Be sure to check your local public library for biographical works on Dr. King.
I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. Fivescore years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we s ... mehr
Ken Kesey is an American author who was born in Colorado in 1935. He studied in Oregon and Stanford and after finishing his studies he passed turbulent years in California. In 1968 he settled down in Oregon. Kesey's experiences with the drug scene and the situation in hospitals were an advantage when he wrote the novel "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest\" in 1962. The book was a great success - not only students liked it.
Main C ... mehr
We observe today not a victory of a party but a celebration of freedom, symbolizing an end as well as a beginning, signifying renewal as well as change. For I have sworn before you and Almighty God the same solemn oath our forebears prescribed nearly a century and three-quarters ago. The world is very different now. For man holds in his mortal hands the power to abolish all forms of human poverty and all forms of human life. And yet the same re ... mehr
(U.S. National Anthem)
Oh, say, can you see, by the dawn\'s early light,
What so proudly we hail\'d at the twilight\'s last gleaming?
Whose broad stripes and bright stars, thro\' the perilous fight,
O\'er the ramparts we watch\'d, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets\' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof thro\' the night that our flag was still there.
O say, does that star-spangled banner yet wav ... mehr
Die Wurzeln der Kennedy Dynastie liegen in Irland. Im 19. Jahrhundert immegrierten John F´s. Urgroßerltern wegen des "Großen Hungers\" nach Amerika. Damals starben in Irland mehr als eine Million Menschen, da fast die gesamte Kartoffelernte durch einen Schädlich zerstört wurde.
Die Kennedys arbeiten hart und bauen sich langsam ein Imperium auf. So ist Joseph P. Kennedy, John F.´s Vater, mit 25 Jahren der jüngste Bankpräsident in der Geschich ... mehr
Hemingway\'s short story \"Hills Like White Elephants\" touches on an issue as ageless as time: communication problems in a relationship. He tells his story through conversations between the two main characters, the American and the girl. The conflict is created through dialogue as these characters face what most readers believe to be the obstacle of unexpected pregnancy. The plight is further complicated by the inability to convey their differ ... mehr
1. History of Heaven's Gate
Heaven's Gate was a little cult located in Rancho Santa Fe, San Diego, California. This cult never had much publicity and the government never investigated about it, but it turned to be the latest horror spectacle and largest mass-suicide in American history.
In the early 1970's, the cult was founded by the former music teacher Marshall Herff Applewhite and his partner Bonnie Lu Trusdale Nettles, who died in 19 ... mehr
HOW SCIENTISTS ARE STUDYING IT
As the orbit of Comet Hale-Bopp brings it closer to the Sun in late March, scientists will study or will have studied the large and bright comet using sounding rockets, spacecraft and ground-based observations. Below is a short description of what Goddard Space Flight Center scientists are doing:
Polar Spacecraft - NASA\'s Polar spacecraft will use three of its 11 instruments to study the Comet Hale-Bopp f ... mehr
Ponyboy gets out of the cinema and starts to walk home. Pony is very good at school, but he never uses his head outside that building. His parents died, and now he lives alone with Darry and Soda, his brothers. He is in a gang called \"Greasers\"; they wear their hair long and dress in jeans and T-shirts. Suddenly four \"Socs\" (the other gang from Southwest Dallas) are crossing his way, knocking him down and scratching his face with a knife. B ... mehr
\"The Pelican Brief\" is a political thriller from John Grisham. It was published by \"Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc. / New York\" in 1992.
In a cold october night two judges of the highest law-court are killed. A young law-student writes a file about her theory of the murders. But she doesn´t know how dangerous this file is for everybody who read it. So she also has to run for her life.
The story take ... mehr
The \"greenhouse effect\" is the warming of climate that results when the atmosphere traps heat radiating from Earth toward space. Certain gases in the atmosphere resemble glass in a greenhouse, allowing sunlight to pass into the \"greenhouse,\" but blocking Earth\'s heat from escaping into space. The gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect include water vapor, carbon dioxide (CO2), methane, nitrous oxides, and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) ... mehr
He was born in 1911 in Cornwall, England.
He studied literature at Oxford;
later earning his money as a schoolmaster;
joined the Royal Navy in World War II, saw active duty through out the war
and ended as a lieutnant.
1954: Lord of the Flies, his first novel was published,
but did not become a bestseller until
1959 when published in paperback.
The novel is devided into twelve chapters.
A plane carrying ... mehr
The father of modern rocket propulsion is the American, Dr. Robert Hutchings Goddard. Along with Konstantin Eduordovich Tsiolkovsky of Russia and Hermann Oberth of Germany, Goddard envisioned the exploration of space. A physicist of great insight, Goddard also had an unique genius for invention.
By 1926, Goddard had constructed and tested successfully the first rocket using liquid fuel. Indeed, the flight of Goddard\'s rocket on March 16,19 ... mehr
Frogs are members of the Amphibian family, which are cold-blooded (poikilothermic) vertebrates. They differ from reptiles in their absence of scales and, for the most part, return to the water to breed. There are about 3,900 species of these tailless amphibians, or Anura. They are also called Salientia, including the frog and the toad.
Amphibians and reptiles together may be considered as a group called Herps, therefore, the study of amphib ... mehr