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History of the Leaning Tower of Pisa
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History of the Leaning Tower of Pisa

The famous Leaning Tower of Pisa captures the imagination of everyone who visits it. The structure sits in the Piazza dei Miracoli (Cathedral Square) located in the city of Pisa, Italy. Visitors to the monument who may not know its history may wonder why such a large undertaking shows such poor civil engineering. The Tower, considered the cathedral campanile, stands next to two imposing buildings: the Duomo the Baptistry and [...]

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History of the National Debt
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History of the National Debt

A country’s national debt is the money owed by the government to third parties. When a country runs for consecutive years at a deficit (which means it is spending more money than it is earning), the debt grows and has to be financed by loans, as it is in the case for a corporation or an individual. The U.S. national debt has fluctuated very significantly throughout history. It focuses attention [...]

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History of Presidential Executive Orders
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History of Presidential Executive Orders

An Executive Order is a powerful regulation first used by President George Washington on June 8, 1789. It carries the full force of the law when based on the president’s constitutional power, and Congress passed said order into law. Executive orders direct federal agencies and officials in their implementation of Congressional laws and policies. This regulation that the acting president issues legally binds agencies and officials. The president delivers Executive [...]

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History of the Segway
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History of the Segway

Invented by Dean Kamen, the Segway Human Transporter (HT) electric vehicle has a two-wheeled, self-balancing design. Popular Science honored the Segway HT as one of the world’s most outstanding breakthroughs with an award in Best of What’s New Award in a general technology category. Its name, an Italian homophone of “segues,” means literally to move smoothly and unhesitatingly from one state, condition, situation or element to another. Dean Kamen’s Early [...]

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History Of The Titanic
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History Of The Titanic

The Titanic is probably the most legendary ship in recent history due to the scale of the project, its reflection of early 20th century injustices, and of course its ultimately tragic fate. The Titanic unfortunately remains famous one of the biggest maritime disasters in history. It continues to fascinate generations of scientists and history enthusiasts and has become a true cult topic. Science recently helped uncover some of its many [...]

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History of Tony Blair
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History of Tony Blair

Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for a decade, Tony Blair served an unprecedented three terms as Labour Member of Parliament for Sedgefield. He assumed responsibility during his term to change the focus of the Labour Party image and make it more electable. Blair became well-known when he risked his personal authority and reputation by supporting the United States government in the War on Terror. After he stepped down as [...]

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History of Watermelon
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History of Watermelon

Nothing says delicious quite like a sweet, juicy watermelon. The thought of one for many people brings back memories of summer picnics where you could bite into the bright, mouthwatering flesh of this thirst-quenching treat. A popular fruit enjoyed around the world, the watermelon provides nutrients to those who eat it. Important as a food staple worldwide, it found its ways to different regions around the globe. Looking into the [...]

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History of Will Smith
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History of Will Smith

Will Smith is one of the most prominent powerhouses in Hollywood. He has been named as one of the wealthiest and most influential actors in the world. To younger generations, Will Smith is an established movie star known for his charisma and charm and who averages one major film a year. But for those who have been following his career since the beginning, he is an unusually multi-talented artist whose [...]

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History of Kokopelli
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History of Kokopelli

Many people enjoy South American Native American art and jewelry. Some examples include the elegant turquoise and coral squash blossom necklaces the Zuni craft and the Kachina dolls and intricate baskets the Hopi craft. Many of the patterns and symbols on these objects are exceptional and familiar to many collectors today. The wistful figure of the Kokopelli flute player adorns many jewelry pieces and memorabilia. The history of Kokopelli makes [...]

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History of the Eiffel Tower
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History of the Eiffel Tower

The Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognizable man-made monuments in the world. Standing 312 meters high to the tip of its flagpole, the figure cuts an imposing view on the Parisian skyline. The tower’s powerful mixture of spare grace, sheer size and complexity make it a breathtaking attraction to visitors. Recognized internationally, at the time of its completion it was the tallest structure in the world. The many [...]

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