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Ida Tarbell
Ida Minerva Tarbell (November 5, 1857 – January 6, 1944) was an American teacher, author and journalist. She was one of the leading "muckrakers" of the progressive era of the late 19th and early 20th centuries and is thought to have pioneered investigative journalism.[1] She is best known for her 1904 book, The History of the Standard Oil
Standard Oil
Company,[2] which was listed as No. 5 in a 1999 list by New York University
New York University
of the top 100 works of 20th-century American journalism.[3] It was first serialized in McClure's Magazine
McClure's Magazine
from 1902 to 1904. She depicted John D. Rockefeller
John D

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Amity Township, Erie County, Pennsylvania
Amity Township is a township in Erie County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,073 at the 2010 census.[4] There are no longer any boroughs or villages in the township, after the disappearance of Arbuckle and Hatch Hollow. The latter was the birthplace of famed muckraker Ida M. Tarbell, who was born in her grandfather's log cabin in Hatch Hollow in 1857.Contents1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 References 4 External linksGeography[edit] Amity Township is in southeastern Erie County. According to the United States Census
Census
Bureau, the it has a total area of 28.2 square miles (73.0 km2), of which 28.0 square miles (72.6 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km2), or 0.55%, is water.[4] French Creek flows through the township, impounded by Union City Dam in neighboring Waterford Township. Demographics[edit] As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,140 people, 387 households, and 315 families residing in the township
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Henry H. Rogers
Henry Huttleston Rogers
Henry Huttleston Rogers
(January 29, 1840 – May 19, 1909) was an American Industrialist and financier. A descendant of the original Mayflower
Mayflower
Pilgrims, he made his fortune in the oil refining business, becoming a leader at Standard Oil. He played a major role in numerous corporations and business enterprises, in the gas industry, copper, and railroads. Rogers' success in the oil industry began with Charles Pratt
Charles Pratt
in 1866, when he invented the process by which naphtha was separated from crude oil, making oil refining possible. John D. Rockefeller
John D. Rockefeller
bought his and Pratt's business in 1874, and Rogers rose rapidly in Standard Oil. He designed the idea of a very long pipeline for transporting oil, as opposed to using railway cars
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
Bridgeport is a historic seaport city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Connecticut. The largest city in the state, it is located in Fairfield County at the mouth of the Pequonnock River
Pequonnock River
on Long Island
Long Island
Sound. As of 2017, Bridgeport had an estimated population of 151,267,[4] making it also the 5th-most populous in New England[5] Located 60 miles from Manhattan
Manhattan
and 40 miles from the Bronx, it is bordered by the towns of Trumbull to the north, Fairfield to the west, and Stratford to the east. The Greater Bridgeport
Greater Bridgeport
area is the 48th-largest urban area in the United States. Bridgeport was inhabited by the Paugussett
Paugussett
Indian tribe at the time of its English colonization. The English farming community became a center of trade, shipbuilding, and whaling
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Home Study Course
Distance education
Distance education
or long-distance learning is the education of students who may not always be physically present at a school.[1][2] Traditionally, this usually involved correspondence courses wherein the student corresponded with the school via post. Today it involves online education. Courses that are conducted (51 percent or more)[3] are either hybrid,[4] blended[5] or 100% distance learning
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Chautauqua, New York
Chautauqua
Chautauqua
is a town and lake resort community in Chautauqua
Chautauqua
County, New York, United States.[3] The population was 4,464 at the 2010 census.[4] The town is named after Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Lake. The traditional meaning remains "bag tied in the middle". The suggested meanings of this Seneca word have become numerous: "the place where one is lost"; "the place of easy death"; "fish taken out"; "foggy place"; "high up"; "two moccasins fastened together"; and "a bag tied in the middle". The town of Chautauqua
Chautauqua
is in the western part of the county on the northwestern end of Chautauqua
Chautauqua
Lake
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Chautauqua Movement
Chautauqua (/ʃəˈtɔːkwə/ shə-TAW-kwə) was an adult education movement in the United States, highly popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Chautauqua assemblies expanded and spread throughout rural America until the mid-1920s. The Chautauqua brought entertainment and culture for the whole community, with speakers, teachers, musicians, entertainers, preachers, and specialists of the day.[1] Former U.S
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Salon (gathering)
A salon is a gathering of people under the roof of an inspiring host. They are generally defined as a cultural event linked to literature, art or discussion
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French Revolution
The French Revolution
Revolution
(French: Révolution française [ʁevɔlysjɔ̃ fʁɑ̃sɛːz]) was a period of far-reaching social and political upheaval in France
France
and its colonies that lasted from 1789 until 1799. It was partially carried forward by Napoleon
Napoleon
during the later expansion of the French Empire. The Revolution
Revolution
overthrew the monarchy, established a republic, catalyzed violent periods of political turmoil, and finally culminated in a dictatorship under Napoleon
Napoleon
who brought many of its principles to areas he conquered in Western Europe and beyond
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Napoleon Bonaparte
Napoléon Bonaparte (15 August 1769 – 5 May 1821) was a French statesman and military leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution and led several successful campaigns during the French Revolutionary Wars. As Napoleon, he was Emperor of the French
Emperor of the French
from 1804 until 1814, and again briefly in 1815 during the Hundred Days. Napoleon
Napoleon
dominated European and global affairs for more than a decade while leading France
France
against a series of coalitions in the Napoleonic Wars. He won most of these wars and the vast majority of his battles, building a large empire that ruled over continental Europe before its final collapse in 1815. He is considered one of the greatest commanders in history, and his wars and campaigns are studied at military schools worldwide
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Mark Twain
Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by his pen name Mark Twain, was an American writer, humorist, entrepreneur, publisher, and lecturer. Among his novels are The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
(1875) and its sequel, the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
(1885),[2] the latter often called "The Great American Novel". Twain was raised in Hannibal, Missouri, which later provided the setting for Tom Sawyer
Tom Sawyer
and Huckleberry Finn. He served an apprenticeship with a printer and then worked as a typesetter, contributing articles to the newspaper of his older brother Orion Clemens. He later became a riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River before heading west to join Orion in Nevada
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Prohibitionists
Prohibition is the illegality of the manufacturing, storage in barrels or bottles, transportation, sale, possession, and consumption of alcohol including alcoholic beverages, or a period of time during which such illegality was enforced
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American Civil War
Union victoryDissolution of the Confederate States U.S. territorial integrity preserved Slavery abolished Beginning of the Reconstruction EraBelligerents United States  Confederate StatesCommanders and leaders Abraham Lincoln Ulysses S. Grant William T. Sherman David Farragut George B. McClellan Henry Halleck George Meade and others Jefferson Davis Robert E. Lee  J. E. Johnston  G. T. Beauregard  A. S
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The Lion And The Mouse
The Lion
Lion
and the Mouse
Mouse
is one of Aesop's Fables, numbered 150 in the Perry Index. There are also Eastern variants of the story, all of which demonstrate mutual dependence regardless of size or status. In the Renaissance
Renaissance
the fable was provided with a sequel condemning social ambition.Contents1 The fable in literature 2 Artistic interpretations 3 Popular applications 4 The anti-fable 5 Eastern versions 6 See also 7 References 8 External linksThe fable in literature[edit] In the oldest versions, a lion threatens a mouse that wakes him from sleep. The mouse begs forgiveness and makes the point that such unworthy prey would bring the lion no honour. The lion then agrees and sets the mouse free. Later, the lion is netted by hunters. Hearing it roaring, the mouse remembers its clemency and frees it by gnawing through the ropes
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Drunk History
Drunk History
Drunk History
is an American television comedy series produced by Comedy Central, based on the Funny or Die
Funny or Die
web series created by Derek Waters and Jeremy Konner in 2007.[1] In each episode, an inebriated narrator, who is played by a comedian joined by host Waters, struggles to recount an event from history, while actors enact the narrator's anecdotes and also lip sync the dialogue. In addition to creator Derek Waters and celebrity guest stars, the show's additional characters are played by regulars such as Bennie Arthur, Tim Baltz, Mort Burke, Sarah Burns, Maria Blasucci, Craig Cackowski, Michael Cassady, Michael Coleman, Tymberlee Hill, Adam Nee, and Jeremy J. Tutson
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Pneumonia
Pneumonia
Pneumonia
is an inflammatory condition of the lung affecting primarily the small air sacs known as alveoli.[4][13] Typically symptoms include some combination of productive or dry cough, chest pain, fever, and trouble breathing.[2] Severity is variable.[2] Pneumonia
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