Why did the United States enter World War II?

Why did the United States enter World War II?

  • LITERATURE

True or False?: One error in your reasoning can throw off your whole chain of thinking and…

The claim that one error in your reasoning can throw off your whole chain of thinking and interrupt the flow and logic of your ideas is true. Reasoning: Logic tends to work in a linear fashion….

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  • HISTORY

How did the Christian crusades get to the holy land? Which of the crusades were by land? Which of…

The Christian crusades used a number of different routes and often took years to work their way to the “Holy Land.” Several of them combined both land and sea routes but it is possible to break…

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  • LITERATURE

True or False?: Critical thinking skills are not essential for clear, fair-minded, analytical…

The claim that critical skills are not essential for clear, fair-minded analytical writing as well as for good analytical reading is clearly false, as critical thinking skills are crucial for…

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  • THE GIFT OF THE MAGI

In “The Gift of the Magi,”, what are the two possessions that Jim and Della take a lot of pride in?

Jim’s most valued possession was his watch, and Della’s was her hair. Jim and Della were a young couple who loved each other very much, but were not wealthy. What they did have they valued…

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  • LITERATURE

True or False?: Point of view is the psychology or physical angle from which the writer views his…

This is generally a true statement, depending upon what is meant by “psychology” in the statement. If what is meant is whose “mind” is reporting, then yes, this is part of point of view. And…

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  • RAYMOND’S RUN

In “Raymond’s Run,” by Toni Cade Bambara, what does Squeaky do that supports the inference that…

Squeaky does several things that show her individuality and identity are important to her in the short story, “Raymond’s Run” by Toni Cade Bambara. First of all, she constantly practices her…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What is the median household income in America, in California and in Santa Clara County?

A good place to find information about the median income for various places in the United States is the US Census Bureau’s website. The Census Bureau collects a great deal of information about…

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  • BEOWULF

What is Beowulf’s purpose in fighting Grendel and his mother? Does he accomplish his objectives?

Although Beowulf’s first two fights—the fight against Grendel and the subsequent fight against Grendel’s mother—accomplish similar goals (i.e., ridding the Danes of a monster), he enters into…

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  • HISTORY

Could any of the causes of the fall of the Western Roman Empire been prevented?

A wide variety of factors contributed to the fall of the Western Roman Empire in 476 AD. Many of these could not have been prevented. For instance, there was no way Rome could have prevented the…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What does the Three-fifths Compromise deal with?

The Three-Fifths Compromise dealt with the issues of slavery and representation in the House of Representatives. The compromise ended up establishing that three-fifths of all slaves would be…

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  • BUSINESS

What is entrepreneurship?

There are many different ways to define entrepreneurship. For example, the link below says that Entrepreneurship is the process of discovering new ways of combining resources. Another way to put…

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  • THE GREAT GATSBY

Compare the two main female characters, Daisy Buchanan and Nora Helmer, in Fitzgerald’s The Great…

The main similarity between the two women is that their respective authors chose to initially present them in misleading ways. At first, Nora Helmer appears childish, shallow, and obsessed with…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Atticus show courage in To Kill a Mockingbird?

Even though Atticus shows courage throughout the novel, there are three main scenes that really show what kind of man he is. The first is when he decides to defend Tom Robinson for the rape of…

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  • MACBETH

What literary device is used in this quote from Macbeth? “Present him eminence, both with eye…

Macbeth is using a metaphor. A metaphor is a literary device in which something is compared with something else. The language is not literal. In this excerpt, Macbeth is concerned about Banquo and…

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  • SCIENCE

Which would have the lowest compressibility and molecules that can’t move relative to one…

Solid is the state of matter in which molecules vibrate in place, have low compressibility and do not move around relative to each other. The liquid phase also has low compressibility, but…

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  • ARTS

In what ways is John Constable’s painting “The Hay Wain” different from traditional Neoclassical…

Neoclassicism is an art movement inspired by ancient Greek and Roman art, referred to as Classical art. The ancient Greek and Roman art movement is referred to as Classicism. The Neoclassical…

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  • THE CHRYSALIDS

Where are most of the Blasphemes found in The Chrysalids?

Most of the Blasphemes are found in the Fringes. David’s society is not accepting at all of people who do not look like everyone else. In fact, they are called Blasphemes or Deviants. In some…

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  • HISTORY

What does the word “solicitation” mean?

In order to get a better answer to this question, it would be helpful to provide some context. In my answer, I will define solicitation and try to give you some idea of what it might mean in the…

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  • RIKKI-TIKKI-TAVI

Suppose that Teddy was describing Rikki-Tikki-Tavi to a friend. What do you think Teddy would…

To answer this question, you will write in first person, at first as if you were Teddy. Make yourself sound like a young boy by using short sentences and simple words. You can talk about how when…

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  • SCIENCE

how does the second law of thermodynamics help explain the diffusion of a substance across a…

In a system, there is a tendency to progress to increasing disorder or entropy. Energy cannot be created or destroyed but it can be transformed to other types of energy. Therefore, if solar energy…

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  • SCIENCE

The speed of an electromagnetic wave is equal to? a.the frequency of its motion or b.its…

The speed of electromagnetic waves is a constant. It’s equal to 3.0 x 10^8 m/s in a vacuum. since 1 meter is 10^9 nanometers, this would equal 3.0 x 10^17 nanometers per second. The relationship…

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  • OEDIPUS REX

In the play Oedipus The King by Sophocles how would you describe the “world” of the play and…

The setting of Oedipus Rex, like that of most Greek tragedies, is the heroic period just after the Trojan War. In this period, city-states were independent kingdoms ruled by monarchs and a…

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  • ILIAD

What are two adjectives to describe Achilles?

It will be difficult to describe Achilles with only two adjectives, as he is a complex character. However, if I had to choose two adjectives, I would say that Achilles is proud and wrathful….

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  • THE AWAKENING

How does the setting of the Pontellier’s house in New Orleans compare with that of Grand Isle?

In Kate Chopin’s The Awakening, the action of the story takes place in New Orleans and Grand Isle. The story opens with Edna in Grand Isle, which was a resort town about an hour outside of New…

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  • ENDLESS FORMS MOST BEAUTIFUL

What are some themes within this book? I’m having trouble identifying them.

Endless Forms Most Beautiful by Sean Carroll is an interesting book on biological evolutionary development. The complex nature of the work lends itself almost entirely to the scientific plane of…

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  • FRINDLE

What does ‘frindle-mania” mean in the book Frindle?

The term “frindle-mania” described the hype surrounding Nick’s new word, frindle. In reality, a frindle was just a pen. However, Nick’s new word became a phenomenon. Nick appeared on national…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

What percent of Americans are military veterans?

The answer to this depends to some degree on how you define a veteran. If you define a veteran as someone who has served in the armed forces, but who is no longer serving, then there were about 22…

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  • BUSINESS

Consumer surplus. Assume that the demand for travel over a bridge takes the form Y =1,000,000 -…

Consumer surplus is a measure of the welfare that people gain from consuming goods and services. Consumer surplus is the difference between the total amount that consumers are willing and able to…

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  • THE KITE RUNNER

What would be a good thesis statement on the idea that the “pursuit of goodness is the key to…

You have a great idea for your thesis, but your thesis statement needs to explain not only your thesis but also your supporting points. A thesis statement is a kind of “because” statement: This is…

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  • SCIENCE

On what basis did Aristotle classify different animals?

Aristotle classified animals (and plants) and humans based on their soul, way of life, actions, and physical attributes. Aristotle’s most lasting classification was based on physical attributes and…

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  • THE MACHINE THAT WON THE WAR

What literary period does Isaac Asimov’s “The Machine That Won the War” belong to? How can I…

I believe that the question is using literary “context” and “period” interchangeably, so I will provide evidence to support Asimov’s literary period and genre. Isaac Asimov is a science fiction…

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  • LAW AND POLITICS

What percent of California’s prison population is Hispanic or Latino and what percent is…

According to statistics shown in the two links below, the percentage of California’s adult prisoners who are Hispanic or Latino and who have been sentenced on felony charges is 42%. This means…

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  • MISS BRILL

What would be an alternative “closed ending” to the short story “Miss Brill” by Katherine…

The end of the short story “Miss Brill” is “open”. This means that there is no concise ending to the story, and the reader can make assumptions as to what happens next. The story comes to a halt…

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  • WALDEN

Can you provide an analysis of chapter 16 from Walden, “The Pond in Winter”by Henry David Thoreau?

“The Pond in Winter” is the sixteenth chapter in Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. For Thoreau, his life at the pond and nature in general is a type of divine naturalistic experience. At the…

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  • LITERATURE

In Thank You, M’am, why does Roger want money?

In Thank You, M’am by Langston Hughes, an unexpected relationship develops between Mrs. Luella Bates Washington Jones and Roger who tries to steal Mrs. Jones’s purse but gets caught. Roger’s dirty…

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  • SCIENCE

Why is flour classified as a macromolecule?

Flour is a mixture of several types of macromolecules. Macromolecules are large molecules and are often polymers, or bigger molecules made up of many smaller molecules, known as monomers. The most…

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  • ALL SUMMER IN A DAY

What is the complication action of Ray Bradbury’s “All Summer in a Day”?

Complication in a literary work is the intensification of the conflict in the plot that leads to the climax. The plot includes all these types of action within the story. Therefore the complication…

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  • BEOWULF

What is the physical description of Grendel in the epic poem, Beowulf?

The Beowulf poet does not provide a physical description of Grendel, other than allusions to his size and strength. Most of the descriptive language in the poem concerning Grendel focuses more on…

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  • THE BIBLE

One of the main themes of the Psalms and the Wisdom literature (Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes,…

The issue of suffering is a problem for all people, philosophies, and religions. Therefore, no one tradition will offer a perfect answer for all people. That said, I believe wisdom literature…

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  • TWELVE ANGRY MEN

Why did the last juror finally decide to vote “not guilty” in Twelve Angry Men?

In Twelve Angry Men, a drama about a jury deliberating over a murder case, the initial vote taken is eleven “guilty” and one “not guilty.” The rising action progresses as more and more jurors are…

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  • MACBETH

How does Adolf Hitler’s use of spies compare to Macbeth?

We can draw many parallels between Macbeth and Hitler, and certainly, their use of spies is an important one. Both were tyrannical leaders whose main goal was to stay in power at any cost. They…

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  • SOCIAL SCIENCES

Identify the general steps in developing the different types (i.e., formats) of questionnaires,…

You have asked many questions here that are not all related very closely. I will answer as many as I can in a reasonable space. The biggest question here is the last one, so I will answer it…

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  • AMERICAN HISTORY

In the short story “American History” by Cofer, what would you like to say to Elena? Explain.

Elena is young, hopeful for the future and daydreams about things she can’t have yet. For example, she becomes enamored with the house next door to her apartment complex because of the love she…

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  • TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How does Harper Lee represent Tom Robinson in To Kill A Mockingbird?

Tom Robinson is an innocent black man who was wrongfully convicted by a racist all-white jury. A major subplot of the story follows the trial of Tom Robinson, the man accused of raping Mayella…

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  • ONCE UPON A TIME

What is the mood in the beginning of Once Upon A Time?

Mood refers to the atmosphere an author creates through the setting he/she creates, the diction he/she uses and the tone that he/she employs. The purpose is to evoke certain feelings in the…

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  • THE GRAVEYARD BOOK

What is the setting in Chapter 5 of The Graveyard Book?

While the setting of a novel may encompass an overall area, there are also specific settings for each chapter or circumstance. Chapter 5 of The Graveyard Book is initially set in the Owenses’ tomb…

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  • HISTORY

Why did the United States enter World War II?

The United States entered World War Two after the Japanese navy attacked the US Navy base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The sneak attack, carried out on a Sunday morning, killed more than 2,400 American…

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  • REFERENCE

In Joshua 4 what is God trying to tell me?

Joshua 4 calls on Christians to follow in God’s will, and obey Him, as we are called to be His chosen people in making His name known. We are to act in His will to make disciples of all nations for…

  • THE PEARL

Briefly describe how a pearl forms? In the story The Pearl by John Steinbeck.

Simply put, pearls are formed by mollusks, invertebrates that often have an external shell that opens for eating or respiration. If some organic material or parasite enters the mollusk when the…

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  • THROUGH THE TUNNEL

In “Through the Tunnel,” what atmosphere is created by the author when using the words and…

I think the atmosphere and mood that is created through those words is a suspenseful, tense, and ominous atmosphere. Dorris Lessing needed to use words like “dark” and “looming” in order to change…

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