What moral dilemmas did Thomas Jefferson face over the Louisiana Purchase?

What moral dilemmas did Thomas Jefferson face over the Louisiana Purchase?

  • HISTORY

Did the Articles of Confederation create a three-branch government at the national level?

The Articles of Confederation did not create a national government with three branches. The government featured a Congress, with one delegation from each of the thirteen states. Each year, a…

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  • HISTORY

Was slavery the primary cause of the Civil War?

Most historians would agree that slavery was the primary cause of the Civil War, because the issue of slavery lay just beneath all of the more specific issues that led to secession. After the war,…

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  • SCIENCE

Why are viruses living?

Viruses are generally considered to be nonliving entities that do not possess most of the characteristics living organisms possess. The only characteristic of living things they have is the…

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  • THE SIGN OF THE BEAVER

In The Sign of the Beaver by Elizabeth George Speare, why had Matt’s mother insisted they travel…

Matt’s mother had insisted on traveling to Maine because she didn’t want to miss spending Christmas together with Matt. More than anything, she wanted to make sure that Matt didn’t have to spend…

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  • REFERENCE

Do you have any tips/advice for a high school junior trying to graduate early?

It would be a simple matter to ignore this query on the grounds that we are not psychologists or school counselors, but we are (I am) professors, teachers, and scholars. Let me start by saying…

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  • HISTORY

Why was the Declaration of Independence made?

There were many reasons that the colonies declared independence in 1776. Let us look at a few of them: The United States was losing the war against Great Britain in 1776, and desperately needed…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

A three-year-old girl is beaten to death by her father, who had previously served time for…

The most likely answer to this question is that this is an example of agenda setting on the part of the media. It is possible that your instructor means for Option C to be the right answer, but…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird, how did Atticus display stewardship of his influence,…

Stewardship is defined as… …the responsible overseeing and protection of something considered worth caring for and preserving In other words, a steward is someone who looks after the affairs…

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  • BEOWULF

How can one compare Beowulf to Sir Gawain and the Green Knight?

Although we study both Beowulf and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight as examples of “medieval English literature”, they represent quite different time periods and cultural traditions. Beowulf is…

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  • HISTORY

What was the relationship between the Indians and the New England colonies?

By 1640, European settlers had established the New England colonies of Connecticut, Rhode Island, Providence Plantations, Massachusetts and New Hampshire. In the early years, the Native tribes…

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  • THE OUTSIDERS

In The Outsiders, why is Johnny the shy one?

Johnny is shy because he has a difficult home life and he was recently jumped by Socs. Johnny is sensitive to begin with, but he becomes more sensitive after the Socs jump him. This experience…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Yellow journalism refers toA. the effort to lure audiences by reporting on sensational topics.B….

The key word to describe “yellow” journalism is “exaggeration.” A true reporter not only reports what happened, but presents the material without blowing it up to a more important story than it…

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  • THE MASQUE OF THE RED DEATH

How was the Red Death able to enter Prince Prospero’s castle even though it was sealed in “deep…

Unfortunately, the answer to this question is not in Poe’s narrative, which is actually not that surprising. The stories that Poe writes often have mysteries within them, or at least some…

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  • HISTORY

Which Mongol ruler united nomadic tribes into one powerful military force?

Genghis Khan, born in 1162 as Temujin, unified the nomadic Mongol tribes and founded the Mongol Empire. Genghis Khan’s father was once the head of the ruling Mongol clan, but his family lost this…

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  • THE ODYSSEY

Was Odysseus a good or a bad man?

Like all humans, Odysseus (as portrayed in Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey) exhibited both positive and negative qualities. On the positive side, Odysseus was a pious man who respected and honored the…

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  • HISTORY

How did the Crusades lead to exploration by Europeans? 1 image

When Pope Urban II declared a holy war on Islam in 1095 there was no way of knowing the chain of events that he spurred on in Europe and the rest of the world. One of the more relevant corollary…

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  • HISTORY

How did the Enlightenment ignite the French Revolution and government reform? Include specific…

The Enlightenment played a significant role in the French Revolution. It inspired French citizens to demand their rights as humans by deposing of their monarchy. There were two important political…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

Which of the following is NOT a question Barbour and Wright say you should ask when reading a…

D is not the best answer to this question. The best option, of those given, is Option B. This assumes that the phrase “good news” in this context means news that makes you happy. If Option B…

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  • FREAK THE MIGHTY

What does Freak call the hospital?

Kevin calls the newly built wing of the hospital “the Fortress.” Even though Kevin does not have a blanket term for the entire hospital, the term “the Fortress” refers to the new building…

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  • THE VELDT

What kind of relationship is there between the children and their parents in the story “The Veldt”?

The relationship between the Hadley children and their parents, or the lack of it, is a core element of this story. The children’s lack of emotional maturity, resulting in a stunted relationship…

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  • THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN

Why are the king and duke nearly successful in their attempt to swindle the Wilks sisters in the…

One of the main reasons that the king and duke are nearly successfully at swindling the Wilks sisters is because the sisters trust their emotional responses instead of closely examining the facts….

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  • HISTORY

Why did the South find the election of Abraham Lincoln to be threatening?

For the South, the election of Abraham Lincoln was the worst-case scenario in the election of 1860. In the 1850s, the relationship between the North and the South had worsened. With the publishing…

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  • SCIENCE

How did Alfred Wegener come up with the theory of plate tectonics?

Alfred Wegener was a German meteorologist who had a keen interest in how the continents of the Earth came to be in their present locations. He developed a theory known as the theory of continental…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Who did Meyer Wolfsheim believe Nick was before Gatsby convinced him otherwise?

Chapter 4 is where Nick is introduced to Meyer Wolfsheim, whom Gatsby describes as a gambler and “the man who fixed the World’s Series back in 1919.” So, when Wolfsheim turns the conversation to…

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  • DRACULA

How does Stoker’s Dracula use the setting and location of the castle as a convention of the…

Dracula’s castle is far from England, in the Carpathian mountains, one of the “wildest and least known portions of Europe,” according to Jonathan. He also can’t find the castle’s exact location on…

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  • MONSTER

What is an important theme found throughout the novel Monster?

An important theme that Walter Dean Myers explores throughout the novel Monster concerns identity and perception. The protagonist, Steve Harmon, is viewed as a “monster” by the prosecutor while he…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

Why and for whom did Charles Dickens write A Christmas Carol?

A Christmas Carol was published on December 19 1843, just months after the release of an important government report into child labour. This report was compiled by Dr Samuel Scriven, at the request…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

What is the “great tragedy” that Vera relates to Mr. Nuttel and that makes her aunt keep the…

The great tragedy to which Vera refers in the story “The Open Window” is entirely fictional. It is a made-up story that she is able to pull out instantly since “Romance at short notice was her…

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  • FAHRENHEIT 451

What effect does Clarisse have on Montag?

Clarisse has a profound effect on Montag and is the catalyst for him to begin thinking about his life and occupation of burning books. At the beginning of the novel, we witness Montag burning…

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  • THE OPEN WINDOW

What are the possible things that Framton Nuttel could find out that Vera lied about if he went…

This is an interesting question. Many readers must have wondered if Vera would ever get caught. Framton Nuttel would surely mention his visit to her. They seem to be in fairly close contact….

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  • OF MICE AND MEN

What are the dreams of each character in Of Mice and Men?

This is a good question. When we focus on dreams, we come to one of the central themes of the book. First, I should say that dreams are rare in the book. The reason for this is simple. In a…

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  • HISTORY

How did yellow journalism affect people’s viewpoint?

Yellow journalism was very influential in shaping people’s opinions. In the 1800s and early 1900s, people got their news from the newspapers. There were no other major sources of news. If a…

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  • ANTIGONE

In Antigone, what is to be the fate of anyone who does not obey Creon’s decree?

In Antigone, Creon orders that the body of Polynices be left out to rot in the sun and be eaten by carrion and dogs. He decrees that anyone who breaks this order and moves the body to give it a…

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  • SCIENCE

Sedimentary rock ____ A) forms below the crust B) is made from cooling magma C) usually forms…

Sedimentary rock is rock that is formed on earth’s surface from the eroded or weathered away remains of other types of rock. The bits and pieces that are worn away from these other types of rocks…

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  • SCIENCE

Sporophyte generation produces spores that grow into a(n) _________?

This can be very confusing, so let me divide it up for you. There is a term called “alternation of generations”, which involves both sexual and asexual reproduction for some plants, fungi, and…

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  • THE CHARGE OF THE LIGHT BRIGADE

Why does the poet repeat a line or phrase three times in stanza 1 and stanza 3?

Repetition is a technique that many poets use to great effect. Some of the reasons poets use repetition are to enhance the lyricism of the poem, to create cohesion within the poem, and to reinforce…

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  • LORD OF THE FLIES

In chapter one of Lord of the Flies, how much do we know about Piggy, Ralph, Jack, and Simon?

Ralph and Piggy are the first characters we meet as they bump into each other emerging from the jungle and the wreckage of the crash. Piggy is eager to make Ralph’s acquaintance and asks him quite…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

What is the role of society in Oedipus Rex?

In Oedipus Rex, the role of society (at least in the context of the play) is to serve as a barometer for social and ethical norms. The chorus represents the voice of the Theban people, and thus…

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  • CATHEDRAL

The climax in Raymond Carver’s “Cathedral” could be said to be the moment in the end of the…

The narrator is a man who merely resides in his house: He watches his wife go to bed at night, he sees no friends, staying at home and watching television. Even when his wife’s friend Robert…

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  • THE CASK OF AMONTILLADO

In “The Cask of Amontillado,” what is the significance of Fortunato belonging to the order of…

At this point in the story, Montresor has lured Fortunato into the catacombs below his family residence, and intends to do him some type of harm (as yet undisclosed) in retaliation for Fortunato’s…

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  • HISTORY

What were the effects of the South American revolutions?

The South American revolutions, or wars of independence, occurred between 1808 and 1826. In that short period, eight nations (Colombia, Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Peru, Argentina, Chile, and…

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  • ROMEO AND JULIET

My drama teacher asked us comment on Juliet’s conception of names when she begins to say : “O…

The is one of the most famous speeches of Shakespeare. The word “wherefore” here means not where, but why: Juliet is musing aloud about Romeo and the family feud that keeps them apart. She wonders…

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  • A CHRISTMAS CAROL

How does Charles Dickens present ideas about childhood in staves 1 and 2?

In staves one and two of A Christmas Carol, we find very opposing representations of childhood. Early in stave one, for instance, we find references to children wandering the streets, avoiding men…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

What are rhetorical appeals in Heck Tate’s testimony to Mr.Gilmer in chapter 17 of To Kill A…

To understand Heck Tate’s rhetorical appeals in chapter 17 of To Kill A Mockingbird, one must first understand what rhetorical appeals are. Three different types of rhetorical appeals exist. These…

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  • HISTORY

What is a contemporary question relevant to Jean Bodin’s theory of sovereignty?

Really any question involving the extent of powers of a sovereign central government could be relevant to Bodin’s theory of sovereignty. For example, a debate about the civil war in Syria, born out…

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  • A GOOD MAN IS HARD TO FIND

What religious qualities or elements emerge in the story a good man is hard to find?

“A Good Man is Hard to Find” is a deeply religious story about grace and redemption, written by a devout Catholic. It demonstrates O’Connor’s belief that the Holy Spirit can break into the worst of…

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  • HISTORY

What moral dilemmas did Thomas Jefferson face over the Louisiana Purchase?

The biggest dilemma Jefferson faced over the Louisiana Purchase was both moral and philosophical. Jefferson had always believed in “strict constructionism,” a literal interpretation of the…

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  • SCIENCE

The rate of the reaction: 2NO + O2 -> 2NO2 is doubled when the concentration of O2O2 is…

For the given chemical reaction: 2NO+O2→2NO22NO+O2→2NO2 The rate of reaction is given as the product of concentrations of the reactants, raised to the power by their respective coefficients….

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  • WINTER DREAMS

Is Dexter Green from “Winter Dreams” a dynamic or static character?

Dexter is a dynamic character, meaning he changes in a significant way by the time the story ends. Most main characters in a story are dynamic, because most stories involve meeting challenges,…

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  • LYDDIE

Why is Lyddie so concerned about saving her family’s farm?

Both pride and her goal of reuniting her family make Lyddie so determined to save the family farm. Lyddie’s vision of what would bring her the most happiness is understandable: She wants to live…

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