# Why was the Second Amendment written, and why is it still important today?

**HISTORY**

**To what extent does the War on Terrorism represent a break with previous United States foreign…**

The War on Terror is a very abstract war – it is a war against an idea and a decentralized group, or groups, of terrorists spread throughout the globe. This is very different from the Cold War,…

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**LAW AND POLITICS**

**Why was the Second Amendment written, and why is it still important today?**

The main purpose of the Second Amendment was so the people, mainly the anti-federalists, had a final check on the power of government. If the contract of the Constitution was violated and someone…

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**LITERATURE**

**what assumptions would we have to uncover to find discourses about children and childhood in…**

If you are looking for discourses about children and childhood in literary texts, you might start with stories actually written for children. They would tend to reflect the contemporaneous…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**What was womens’ role in society and literary portrayals during 1865-1912? Consider political,…**

The role of women has, and always will be, an ever changing role. She has evolved from the quiet, submissive, subservient, domestic servant of centuries past to the dominant, outspoken,…

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**THE CRUCIBLE**

**In The Crucible, what are some of the personal conflicts of John Proctor relating to guilt,…**

John Proctor is of course conflicted because he still has feelings for Abigail, feelings which he denied himself (“I will cut off my hand before I reach for you again”). He also feels guilty…

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**TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD**

**‘Atticus has tried to raise his children in an enlightened way and to teach them to be truly…**

Atticus is not one of those fathers who gives “easy answers.” In fact, I imagine Scout and Jem doing a lot of eye rolling in their teenage years (“Come on, Atticus, all we asked is if we can have…

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**OZYMANDIAS**

**What is the theme of “Ozymandias” by Percy B. Shelley?**

In my opinion, the theme of this poem is that human life and human accomplishments are transient. It is saying that, in the long run, nothing we do matters. It reminds me of a song from when I…

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**WHERE ARE YOU GOING, WHERE HAVE YOU BEEN?**

**In Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?, is Connie a typical teenage girl of her time and…**

Joyce Carol Oates certainly intends for Connie to be perceived as a typical teenage girl for her place and time, but even though statistics of rebellion and youthful “storm and stress” are…

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**PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY**

**What is a brief description of “Ode to the West Wind” by Percy Shelley?**

“Ode to the West Wind” is Shelley’s romantic tribute to Dante Aligheiri, in the style of a Greek ode, written in Italy on a windy day near the Arno River, according to Shelley’s own notes. He uses…

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**OZYMANDIAS**

**Please chararcterize the speaker and setting of “Ozymandias” by P. Shelley and explain why the…**

The speaker is probably the least important element of this poem, even though without him we wouldn’t hear any of this story. The speaker has not seen the statue of which he speaks; he simply…

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**AP LANGUAGE AND COMPOSITION TEACHERS**

**Nonfiction ReadersOn another topic, I saw a few people have mentioned The Rinehart Reader. For…**

I team taught an AP US History/AP English Composition course some time ago (about ten years) and the other teacher used The Rinehart Reader. I’m sure there have been other editions since then, so…

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**OF MICE AND MEN**

**What was John Steinbeck’s reason for writing Of Mice and Men?I want to know the ideas he wanted…**

The simple answer is that Steinbeck was a writer, and he wrote what he knew, which was the 1930s California that he lived in. He wasn’t too excited about this novella, as he thought it wasn’t his…

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**CAT’S EYE**

**Compare and contrast Risley and Carol, Risley’s first friend in Toronto, in Cat’s Eye.**

Risley is a child from a modest financial background and not used to cities. Her parents are more on the gentle than the stern and strict side. She is happy with her life until outside forces…

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**THE CATCHER IN THE RYE**

**How has The Catcher in the Rye, Red Badge of Courage, A Farewell to Arms and The Adventures of…**

I am going to play a different variation on this tune. I would say that each helped to advance American culture through the ascension of writer as a central figure of interest in the social…

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**FAHRENHEIT 451**

**Can you please help me put some commentary on this theme statement form Fahrenheit 451?A life…**

I like the previous thoughts. I would add that examining Mildred’s role in the novel might help enhance the analysis of the theme a bit. Mildred lives a life that lacks critical thinking. Her…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**I need help with how to write an introduction paragraph. My topic is the lessons we learn…**

I would say that you are on the right track for starting this. I would probably amplify your first two sentences a bit. The introduction should be enough to pull the reader into the piece, to…

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**BIOLOGY**

**How limiting factors regulate the amount of photosynthesis in the arctic?**

The main limiting factor that affects photosynthetic activity in the Arctic region is the amount of available solar energy. Because the poles receive indirect sunlight and because of the high…

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**RELIGION**

**Types of intimacies and their significance? I have a religion exam tomorrow but i am…**

I will give you the Christian viewpoint, since I am familiar with it. Perhaps someone else will write from a different religious viewpoint. The Bible teaches that God created man in his own image…

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**MATH**

**A piece of wire 42 cm long is bent into the shape of a rectangle whose width is twice its length….**

The length of the wire used to make the rectangle is 42 cm That means that the circumference of the rectangle is 42 But the circumference of a rectangle = 2L + 2W where L is the length and W is…

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**MATH**

**A circle has an area of 49pi square units. What is the length of the circle’s diameter?**

The area of the circle= pi*r^2 ==> pi*r^2= 49*pi ==> r^2 = 49 ==> r= 7 The diameter = 2 * radius = 1*7 = 14 units

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**MATH**

**A cube has a surface area of fifty-four square centimeters. What is the volume of the cube?**

The surface area of a cube =54 cm^2 Since the cube has 6 faces, then the surface area of one of the faces = 54/6= 9 Then the area of one of the squares=9 Then the side of the cube= sqrt9 =3 Then…

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**BLACK THUNDER**

**What is the theme of Black Thunder?**

Arna Bontempts, the author of Black Thunder, says in the introduction to the 1968 edition of the book, “Time is not a river. Time is a pendulum.” With these words, he is stating the main theme of…

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**MATH**

**A bag contains 4 red balls, 3 green balls, and 5 yellow balls. What is the probability of…**

We have a bag contains: 4 red balls 3 green balls 5 yellow balls Then the total number of balls in the bag is 12 balls The chances of drawing a red ball = number of red balls / total number of…

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**MATH**

**If a dice is rolled once, what is the probability that it will show a multiple of 3 ?**

The die has 6 faces contains numbers 1 through 6 The options of having a multiple of 3 is having 3 or 6 which is 2 chance Then the probability would be the chances of having a multiple of 3 of the…

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**MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.**

**What did some of the quotes mean in “Letter From Birmingham Jail” by Martin Luther King…**

Of course your instructor will want to know what you think, but let me give you a little background on the time and the letter, and then we’ll talk about the quotes. King was sitting in jail on…

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**MATH**

**2x-2y= 10 x-y/3 = 3 solve for x and y**

2x-2y=10……(1) x-y/3=3……..(2) We will use the substitution method to solve the system: From (2): X= y/3 + 3 Now substitute in (1): 2x-2y = 10 2(y/3+3) -2y =10 2y/3 + 6 -2y=10 -4y/3 = 4 y=…

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**HISTORY**

**Can you explain what were the changes the Civil War brought to civilian society in both the…**

It’s a very broad question, but I can get you started. Civilians in the South after the Civil War suffered through a prolonged time of economic difficulty, so there were strains on both families…

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**HISTORY**

**What are 5 characteristics of capitalism?**

The second part of the question is confusing to me. I think that I can focus or at least start the process on the first question. There are many characteristics of capitalism. I would say that one…

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**ESSAY LAB**

**Discuss how the form of the fairy tale/folk tale serves as the predecessor for the short…**

You begin your response defining “fantasy” and “folklore” but leave bringing in reference to “short story” until the end of the paragraph. For clarity, I would suggest bringing in the subject of…

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**LITERATURE**

**In the Bedford text, what are the short stories with the theme of good vs evil?**

I’m afraid you’ll have to be a bit more specific regarding the Bedford text to which you refer–American lit, world lit, which volume, which edition.

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**ESSAY LAB**

Lincoln Steffens’s The Shame of the Cities collects a series of articles on the social and political wrongs of American cities originally published in McClure’s. Steffens was part of the…

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**HISTORY**

**Why did the colonies revolt against the British?I need informative information for a five essay…**

It had been building for some time when 1775 rolled around and the first shots were fired. Let’s look at a few of the reasons I think were most important: 1) Cultural differences – most of the…

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**THE SOLITARY REAPER**

**In “The Solitary Reaper,” by William Wordsworth, I want to know the interpretation of the 2nd…**

This poem opens with Wordsworth describing how a solitary girl from the Highlands of Scotland is singing a beautiful song while she is reaping grain. Although she is just a common girl out in the…

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**HISTORY**

**How can the American legal system, which is so devoted to protecting individual rights, justify…**

This question has been asked and answered repeatedly in the past several weeks, at least five separate times that I found in a quick search. I’ll post a link to three of those, and perhaps you can…

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**MATH**

**What theorem could be used and how , in oder to prove that the equation 4x^3 + 3x^2 – 2x -1 = 0…**

If f(x) is continous function and if f(a) and f(b) are two values of f(x) with different signs, then there exists at least one root of the equation f(x) = 0 between a and b. In this case, for x…

**JAMES FENIMORE COOPER**

**What is the importance of settings in James Fenimore Coopers novel’s the prairie and the deerslayer?**

It is precisely in the setting of Cooper’s works that a strong and dominant theme in his thinking emerges. Preceding American Transcendentalism, Cooper was drawn to the idea of nature as being…

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**MATH**

**If x + y + z = 1 demonstrate that x/(x + 1) + y/(y + 1) + z/(z +1) < 3/4**

We’ll have f(x) = t/(t + 1) f : [0,infinity) -> R We’ll calculate the first and the second derivative, to verify if the function is concave, so that we could apply the Jensen’s inequality. f'(x)…

**MATH**

**Solve the equation 3^x + 6^x = 5^x + 4^x.**

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**MATH**

**Find out the parameters a, b, c in order to P(x) = x^7 +ax^5 + bx^3 + 3 to have the multiple root…**

P(x)= x^7 + ax^5 + bx^3 + 3 In order for x=1 to be a multiple root for P(x) , then P(1)=0 and P'(1) =0 P(1)= 1+a + b +3=0 ==> a+b= -4 ….(1) P'(x) = 7x^6 + 5ax^2 + 3bx^2 P'(1)= 7+ 5a + 3b=0…

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**MATH**

**Find out the the inflexion point of the function f(x) = x/(x^2 + 1)**

The inflection point is the point where the second derivative of the function changes signs. Or where the second derivative equals zero. First we will determine the second derivative f”(x) f(x) =…

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**MACBETH**

**What internal conflicts does Macbeth FaceCan anyone give me some quotes that demonstrate the…**

Macbeth is conflicted for several reasons. His desire to rule is in conflict with the fact that he must kill in order to do so, and he knows that this will damn him. He does not want to believe…

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**MATH**

**If we have a function f:(0, infinite)-> R, f(x) = { lnx/x-1, x different of 1:1, x = 1 ….**

In order to prove that f(x) is a continuous function, we have to prove that the left limit of function is equal to the right limit of function and, both, are equal to the value of the function f(1)…

**THE YELLOW WALLPAPER**

**Demonstrate how the domestic space in “The Yellow Wallpaper” is Gothic, and why the domestic…**

While “The Yellow Wallpaper” may be considered too tame to fit a strict definition of Gothic literature, it certainly has elements of the genre. One particular Gothic element is the heroine’s…

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**A PASSAGE TO INDIA**

**Forster tries to shift the theme of the novel from history to philosophy. Do you agree? Give a…**

I am assuming that you are referring to A Passage to India by E. M. Forster? If so, I would have to disagree with this statement. I think this is a multi-layered novel and that history and…

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**BUSINESS**

**If governments are aware that increases in the money supply cause inflation,do some countries…**

Yes, but that doesn’t mean it was a good idea or it turned out well for them. The best recent examples of this course of action are in Africa and South America, where economies are notoriously…

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**GEORGE ORWELL**

**What organizational pattern do you notice in his essay “Why I write” by George Orwell? Within…**

In addition to the chronological structure of his narration, George Orwell employs several patterns of development to explain his purpose for writing along with his writing process to “make…

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**SIR PATRICK SPENS**

**What would the analysis be, focusing on point of view, character, structure, and plot, if it were…**

One can analyze “Sir Patrick Spens” in the terms you ask about because it is a narrative poem–it tells a story. This, of course, means that, rhetorically, it is much like a short story. I’ll…

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**SOCIAL SCIENCES**

**Are development and underdevelopment two sides of the same coin?Are development and…**

I think that more specific detail in the question might not be a bad thing. It seems like you are trying to forge a rather interesting analysis here and trying to grasp where your thoughts are on…

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**SCIENCE**

**a loose toothimagine you are eating food and you bite on a little bone and your tooth goes loose,…**

Unfortunately, I don’t think the loose tooth is going to heal itself, depending on the age of the person they might need to seek out the care of a dentist. If the tooth became loose after biting…

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**LORD BYRON**

**Can you help me with the analysis of this poem by George Gordon, Lord Byron?**

Which poem, specifically?