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For the sake of simplicity, one may apportion the Republican Party core into four groups; business and economic conservatives; neoconservatives; social and religious conservatives; and Tea Party-libertarian adherents. Although there are certain beliefs and traits most Republicans share, one must be careful about grouping all conservatives together as a monolithic group and this four part coding helps highlight both commonalities and distinctions.
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The study of World War II Japanese American removal and incarceration remains fresh and interesting, even though it happened decades ago1 Despite the best efforts of those who had been uprooted, deprived of unalienable rights, and held captive against their will for over three years, little redress was to be found for more than a generation. A partial and belated governmental recognition and rectification finally came, but its insufficiency further...
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The Advanced BioStructural Correction (ABC) chiropractic technique has been shown in practice and case studies to bring an individual back into their normal posture and open up their respiratory system enabling them to breathe more efficiently. There have been no other studies to date on the ABC technique on any type of athlete, specifically endurance trained cyclists. Purpose: The purpose of the study was to determine whether a series of releases...
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During the Seminole Wars in Florida, the United States Army constructed over 200 fortifications in its efforts to push the Seminoles South and force them into compliance with the Unites States Government's plan to remove them to the west. The major tactic of General Thomas Jesup, the supreme commander in Florida, was the construction of numerous fortifications that supplied the troops with the materials required to wage a successful campaign. The...
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This was a two-phase mixed methods research project that analyzed the level of burnout among 108 athletes at a small NCAA Division II university, as well as the causes that led an athlete to feeling burned out from his or her sport. The first phase of this study examined the extent to which NCAA Division II collegiate softball, baseball, and soccer athletes reported burnout using the Raedeke and Smith (2001) Athlete Burnout Questionnaire. This questionnaire...
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This thesis has two main goals. First, it aims to resolve once and for all whether or not there was ever a history of African Americans in Napa County. It seems like a relatively simple question with an obvious answer, yet the population has always been so small that even Black Napans often joke with each other, "What Black people?" When white people are asked to discuss local African Americans, they usually either recite an urban legend about the...
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To define the American West is a daunting task for any scholar. Ideas of the American West permeate around its location, development, continuity and historical reference in time. The purpose of Wyoming Coal and Its Place in the American West is to identify the role assumed by Wyoming coal production concerning the American West. To better understand the contributions of Wyoming coal, three aspects will addressed; 1) Wyoming's territorial and state...
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In Washington State, the era of Prohibition spanned more than fifteen parched years. Begim1ing with the passage of the anti-saloon Initiative Number Three in 1914 and closing with the repeal of statewide Prohibition more than a full year before the 1933 ratification of the Twenty First Amendment, the Evergreen State's experience with de jure temperance continues to provide students of American history with fresh opportunities for reappraisal. Using...
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The thesis body of work, Giant Rock, 1999, addresses memory through a series of large scale oil paintings on canvas depicting two main components: figures and landscape. Throughout the individual paintings self-portraiture is used to depict the artist, express personal narratives, and convey emotions attached to specific memories through abstracted figures. The landscape is used to establish a narrative within the exhibition, ground the paintings...
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With the lack of research on women's fastpitch softball, the current study aimed to identify if a lower body and core medicine ball training program caused an increase in bat swing velocities in division II fastpitch softball players. After University IRB approval, 16 division II female fastpitch softball players (age: 20.7 ± 1.19 years; height: 165.76 ± 6.68cm; weight: 146.50 ± 24.09lbs) volunteered to participate in this study. Training compliance...
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In an unassuming rural town in Massachusetts during the early 1800's a revolution in American economy and women's rights was born. Lowell, Massachusetts, on the Merrimack River, was the home of the textile industry in America. The Boston Associates, the brains and funds behind the textile mills, unwittingly set up a system, The Waltham-Lowell system, in order to maintain a paternalistic control over the female operatives at the Lowell textile mills....
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First ladies are an important element in presidential administrations and have parallel structures, as they are in a position to be leaders, have important roles, supported various causes and have tremendous influence over presidents. First ladies have developed this role from scratch, entirely since Martha Washington who built a powerful institution in the federal government. Many first ladies have sponsored programs and causes, and have been role...
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The establishment of the Selective Service System (SSS) by Congress was intended for conscientious objectors to serve their country during World War II without compromising their principles. On July 1, 1943, the SSS opened the Civilian Public Service Camp #111 at Jackson Gulch, in Mancos, Colorado. The director of the Selective Service was General Lewis B. Hershey; he oversaw the implementation of section 5g that created the non-combat service that...
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This study evaluated hydration status, lean mass and fat mass loss, and any participation in rapid weight loss over the course of one competitive DII collegiate wrestling season. A total of 10 male participants aged 19-23 years volunteered for this study. All participants competed in varsity matches for a Division II collegiate wrestling team. The ten participants all completed the weight class certifications following the NCAA protocol on 10/22114....
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In 1970, Mississippi's Catholic schools began to actively desegregate. The decision to integrate came sixteen years after the Brown v. Board of Education federal mandate that American schools desegregate with all deliberate speed. The following thesis will examine why it took the Catholic Church in Mississippi so long to adhere to the Supreme Court's decision. This thesis will argue that Mississippi's two bishops during the Civil Rights era were...
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The Spanish Influenza of 1918-19 affected everyone on the globe. The first known H1N1 virus, it caused unprecedented morbidity and mortality. Unlike other viruses, its potential for developing into bacterial pneumonia made it especially dangerous in an age without the benefit of antibiotics. When the influenza arrived in New Mexico during the fall of 1918, the state lacked a centralized department of health to assist in combating the epidemic by providing...
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Tape is commonly used as a performance aide in the athletic population. Kinesio tape has gained significant popularity in recent years, but there is a lack of scientific evidence on its efficacy. The current study aimed to determine if an application of kinesio tape, placebo tape, or no tape were effective measures in aiding single leg balance. Thirty (15 males and 15 females) division II athletes (age: 21±2 years; height: 69±7 inches; weight 191.5±71.5...
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This thesis body of work entitled, Life's Cycles, is an installation that explores the concept of movement with the passage of time. Ideas of time, cycles, legacy and memory are encapsulated in the work. The work investigates the intersecting layers that occur among these concepts: how time affects cycles, how the legacy of an individual evolves over time, and how memory relates to legacy as a record of an individual's past existence. In this thesis...
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The purpose of this study was to determine if forward lateral retro lateral incline (FLRL) exercises on an inclined treadmill are more effective at activating and fatiguing the rectus femoris (RF), rectus abdominis (ABS), gluteus maximus (GMA), gluteus medius (GME), hamstrings (HAM), and gastrocnemius (GA) than current standard rehab exercises used for strengthening the core, hip complex and calf muscles, therefore having the potential to better strengthen...
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Much as the glider program has oftentimes been overlooked by popular culture since the end of the war, so too has the program been largely overlooked by many academic studies of the war. Only a handful of books have been devoted to the glider program and many of those books were memoirs written by the pilots themselves. When looking at the few books devoted entirely to the program, three historical questions come up when looking at the glider program....