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Muhammad Ali: The Greatest
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... Glove Tournaments and two National AAU titles. It took Cassius only six years to win the Heavyweight Gold Medal at the Rome Olympics and 10 years to become Heavyweight Champion of the world. During Cassius’s early boxing career, he declared himself a Black Muslim and changed his name to Muhammad Ali. Because of his religious beliefs, Ali took a controversial stand against the Vietnam War. Consequently, the New York State Athletic Committee suspended Muhammad Ali’s boxing license. Muhammad’s recognition as a champion was withdrawn and he was also suspended from the Nation of Islam because he planned ...

Report On Roosevelt
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... of superiority. He also believed that civilized nations had a right to interfere in the affairs of less advanced nations in order to improve the civilization of all. Soon after the Spanish-American War broke out tin 1898, Roosevelt helped to organize the First United States Volunteer Cavalry Regiment better known as the Rough Riders. He took command of the regiment in Cuba, and on July first he led an asult on a hill outside Santiago. For hours he braved withering gunfire form the heights as he rode up and down the line urging his men on, who were on foot, to press the attack. His elbow was nicked, a soldier w ...

Albert Einstein
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... school because of the mindless drilling. He much preferred to study at home, especially geometry and books on popular science. At the age of 12, these studies came into conflict with his deep religious feelings when he realized that the Bible could not be true. He blame his lifelong distrust of authority. This no doubt led to the ease with which he was able to discard long-standing scientific prejudices. Around 1886 went to school in Munich. He also learned how to play the violin from the age 6 to 13, he also had religious education at home where he was taught Judaism. Two years later he entered the Luitpold Gy ...

Ulysses S. Grant
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... lieutenant of the Fourth Infantry Regiment, stationed near St. Louis. There he met Julia Dent, the sister of a classmate. They fell in love and soon became engaged, but the threat of war with Mexico delayed their wedding until 1848. In 1845, Grant's regiment went to Texas, in an area claimed by both Mexico and the United States when the Mexican War began in 1846. (Scaturro 2) In 1847, Grant took part in the capture of Mexico City. By the end of the war he was promoted to first lieutenant for his skill and bravery. Grant's experiences in the Mexican War taught him lessons that will later help him during ...

Mohandas K. Gandhi: “Live Simply So Others Can Simply Live”
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... old. Their parents arranged the marriage, and they had four children. Gandhi was extremely intelligent and studied law in London. In 1893 Gandhi was required to do legal work in South Africa which was under British control. Because he claimed his rights as a British subject, he was constantly discriminated against due to his Indian race. He witnessed malicious discrimination toward people of the Indian race by the British. As a result of being outraged by this hateful discrimination, Gandhi decided to stay in South Africa. His one-year term of legal work turned into twenty-one years to proclaim and work for ...

Benjamin Banneker
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... know when to see their soil, when to plow, and when they could expect rain to water their crops. Some People read almanacs to find out when the sun and moon would rise and set, how the weather would change from season to season and when eclipses would occur. Banneker accurately predicted a solar eclipse in 1789. There were many white scientists in Bannekar’s day that taught themselves astronomy and published their own almanacs. They didn’t think it was possible for a black man-free or slave-to be smart enough to calculate the movements of the stars the way Banneker did. Banneker was determined to ...

The Biography Of Ernest Hemingway
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... efforts to enlist in WWI. Boxing also gave Hemingway a lasting enthusiasm for prize fighting, material for stories, and a tendency to talk of his literary accomplishments later in boxing terms. He edited the high school newspaper, twice ran away from home, and on graduating from high school, Hemingway headed for Kansas City Star, a national newspaper, where he added a year to his age and was hired as a reporter. (For that reason Hemingway’s birth date is often given as 1898 rather than the correct 1899.) Hemingway joined a volunteer American Red Cross ambulance unit as a driver. He was so seriously wounded at F ...

Duke Ellington: An American Legacy
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... he said "His music sounds like America." (Hajdu,72). These days you can find his name on over 1500 CS's(Illistated Encyclopedia of Jazz,254). Duke's legacy will live on for generations to come. Duke Ellington was born Edward Kennedy Ellington, April 29, 1899 in Washington D.C(The New Grove Dictionary of Jazz,330). His father at the time was employed as a butler yet always wanted the best for Duke. At the young age of seven Ellington took up the piano, because his father had always wanted him to become an artist(330). But how was Duke to become an artist in a time when blacks weren't given the same righ ...

Ray Bradbury
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... took me to see everything....." Bradbury explains, "I'm a child of motion pictures." Prophetically, the first film he saw, at the age of three, was the horror classic "The Hunchback of Notre Dame", staring Lon Chanley. His teenage Aunt Neva gave the boy his appreciation of fantasy, by reading him the Oz books, when he was six. When Bradbury was a child he was encouraged to read the classic, Norse, Roman, and Greek Myths. When he was old enough to choose his own reading materials, he chose books by Edger Rice Burroughs and the comic book heroes Flash Gordon, Buck Rogers, and Prince Valiant. When Bradbury was in Wau ...

Octavian Augustus
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... with the patricians. The government consisted of three main parts: the senate, the assemblies, and the magistrates. The Senate was a group of former state officials, usually patricians, who acted as advisors, controlled public finances and handled all diplomatic dealings with other states. The assemblies were the various public meetings where citizens voted on laws and public office (Hanes 1997). Magistrates were the elected officials who put the laws into practice. The most important of these magistrates were the consuls. The two consuls, each elected for one year, acted as the chief executives of the state. Censo ...

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