24 August 2015

HistoryHistory

General Instructions
Your goal for this paper is to help me find good movies to use in this class.
Choose 2 movies from the list that have something in common (theme, period, event, etc.).
Your thesis should be an argument for which, if either, would make a good movie to use in class. You might also suggest one or more scenes from the movies rather than the entire movie.
The body of your paper should be an analysis of both movies' themes, strengths, and weaknesses. The two key pieces to analyze are a) historical accuracy and b) relevance to US foreign policy.
Your paper should include a lot of details from history and from the movies.
Use at least two sources per movie. These should be scholarly sources. One source can be the textbook.
1500 words minimum.
Holistic Grading
Papers and Essays will be graded holistically, based on whether you:
• have a strong, analytical thesis (i.e. – do you discuss how and the why rather than just the who/what/when/where) that answers the prompt.
• support your thesis with plenty of detail
• demonstrate an understanding of the historical context
• organize your essay effectively
• use college level writing
• follow the instructions

Possible Movies
Indian Wars
Dances with Wolves
Little Big Man
The Searchers
Foreign Policy Before World War II
All Quiet on the Western Front
Sergeant York
The Grand Illusion
World War II Movies
Bridge on the River Kwai
Foreign Correspondent (Hitchcock)
Judgment at Nuremberg
Letters from Iwo Jima
Notorious (1946 – Alfred Hitchcock)
Saving Private Ryan
Schindler's List
The Dirty Dozen
The Thin Red Line
Tuskegee Airmen
Cold War Movies
1984
High Noon
13 Days
The Manchurian Candidate (1962)
The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1965)
Vietnam War Movies
Apocalypse Now
Born on the Fourth of July
Full Metal Jacket
Good Morning, Vietnam (Robin Williams)
Platoon
We Were Soldiers
America in the Middle East Movies
Argo
Charlie Wilson's War
Jarhead
Syriana
The Hurt Locker
The Kingdom
Three Kings
Other
Black Hawk Down
Wag the Dog

24 August 2015,
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HistoryHistory General InstructionsYour goal for this paper is to help me find good movies to use in this class.Choose 2 movies from the list […]


24 August 2015

Nature and Man in Charles Darwin, Alexander Pope, and “Genesis”Paper instructions:

Nature and Man in Charles Darwin, Alexander Pope, and “Genesis”

The essay is based on Charles Darwin's “On the Origin of Species”, and “The Descent of Man”, Alexander Pope's “Essay on Man”, and “Genesis” (Old Testament). I'd prefer to see an essay clearly focused on Darwin, but exploring the other texts as well. This is not a research paper, so citations should be limited only to those texts. The goal of this essay is to show the writer's deep thought, personal views and critical thinking rather than specific knowledge.

24 August 2015,
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Nature and Man in Charles Darwin, Alexander Pope, and “Genesis”Paper instructions: Nature and Man in Charles Darwin, Alexander Pope, and “Genesis” The essay is […]


24 August 2015

The Question of Small Government (from Thomas Jefferson to Ron Paul)

Paper # 1 The Question of Small Government (from Thomas Jefferson to Ron Paul):
Many people in American history, both liberals and conservatives, have argued for limiting the size of government. Early presidents like Thomas Jefferson, famous philosophers like Henry David Thoreau and modern politicians such as Ron Paul are just few examples among those wanting to radically diminish the role of government. Not only do they not want government to legislate morality, but they also want most governmental regulatory agencies to be dismantled. This type of libertarian stance is controversial even among those who emphasize individual rights. 
Is this type of libertarian stance workable? Would the lack of government regulations in regard to the shared resources lead to corporate rape and pillage of the common good? For example, wouldn’t the lack of environmental regulations lead to more pollution and environmental disasters? Is it desirable to have no working safety laws, banking laws, any type of welfare, or a strong military? Discuss these themes.

24 August 2015,
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The Question of Small Government (from Thomas Jefferson to Ron Paul) Paper # 1 The Question of Small Government (from Thomas Jefferson to Ron […]


24 August 2015

Economics
—- FINANCIAL RESEARCH PROJECT ——-
Company for analysis: John Deere
SITUATION
You are a financial analyst with the mythical High Technology Corporation (“HTC”). HTC is an established manufacturer of a line of electronic components for industrial-use machinery, which services an international market.  A competitive technical and economic product evaluation has determined that John Deere (a real publicly-traded company) is the best potential candidate for a long-term commitment.  John Deere is offering a competitively favorable deal.  However, based on some serious general and economic concerns about the fallout of companies in the industry in general, the CEO has asked your CFO to conduct a financial analysis of John Deere to determine if it is prudent to commit to this company's product line.  The cost of cutting over to the new product line is significant and any interruption in support during the next few years would adversely affect HTC's performance and profit. Specifically, the question is: will a commitment to John Deere be financially viable over the next two to three years?

YOUR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT    
Your specific assignment is to research, analyze, and prepare a report for the CFO on the actual financial performance of John Deere for the last three years. In addition to reviewing the traditional financial performance indicators, you are also to review John Deere's past and current stock performance for the last one year. Your report is to consist of three parts:
(1)        An evaluation of John Deere's financial performance for the last three years.
(2)        An evaluation of John Deere's stock performance for the last one year.
(3)        Finally, a specific recommendation, with supporting rationale, as to whether or not John Deere's recent trend in financial and stock performance is of sufficient financial strength to warrant entering into a long-term commitment.
To assist you in your task, the CFO has provided the following general guidance. Since it is recognized that the industry is undergoing a major contraction in selected markets, it is very important to comparatively evaluate John Deere's financial and stock performance trends against its Industry.
You may wish to include all necessary and relevant financial performance and stock information, trends, and projections in supporting your recommendation. These factors may include, financial ratio trends and industry comparatives, capital spending, stock growth, Beta values, credit rating service valuations, bond rating valuations, and management and investment reports – when these documents are available.
REPORT REQUIREMENTS
YOUR SPECIFIC ASSIGNMENT
Research and analyze the following information for John Deere:
·         Annual Balance Sheets for the last three years.
·         The Income Statements for the last three years.
·         Annual reports, 10K or 10Q
·          Industry data 
·         Analysts’ reports on performance
·         Management reports or press releases                                 
Using this information the students have to develop evaluation of the financial performance for John Deere. (Totally 85% of the assignment grade) 
1.    Background and Industry (one short paragraph). 
2.    Select of most significant financial performance results for the company: Compare Revenue, net income, working capital, total assets for the last three years and other results of your choice of the company against the industry or main competitor. Present the table with this information in your report. Write about 1 page of the analysis of these financial performance results. (15% of the project grade)
3.    Find financial ratios for the company and its major competitor in the Internet. Write about 1-2 pages of analysis of the ratio results you received. (15% of the project grade). Compare the ratio results against the industry or main competitor.
4.    Evaluate Return on Equity for the company for the last three years using the DuPont analysis. (10% of the project grade). Compare the company’s results to a major competitor.
5.    Taking the information from the Income statements and the Balance sheets, calculate the company’s return on equity using the DuPont technique for the company for three years. Follow the formulas on pages 437-438 of the textbook. Show your calculation!
6.    Write about 1 page of analysis of the results that you received. Compare the results to main competitor. If the management of the company would like to improve their return on equity, what should the management of these companies do? 
7.    Evaluate other areas of financial analysis: capital spending, stock growth, Beta values, credit rating service valuations (if possible), bond rating valuations (if possible), etc. Make an overall conclusion about financial performance of the company during the last years. Compare the results that you received against the industry or main competitor.  Summarize the results that you received in 1 pages. What are the firm’s financial strengths and weaknesses? (10% of the project grade)
8.    Collect and evaluate the data about stock performance of the assigned company's for the last one year. Compare the results that you received against the industry or main competitor.
9.    Write about 1 page of analysis of the ratio results you received. (20% of the project grade).

10. Develop a specific recommendation, with supporting rationale, as to whether or not the assigned company's recent trend in financial and stock performance is of sufficient financial strength to warrant entering into a long-term commitment. (about 1 page) (15% of the project grade)

24 August 2015,
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Economics —- FINANCIAL RESEARCH PROJECT ——- Company for analysis: John Deere SITUATION You are a financial analyst with the mythical High Technology Corporation (“HTC”). […]


24 August 2015

Historyaper instructions:
History
What do events surrounding women in Franklin's book suggest about the place of woman overall in the eighteenth century? ( In answering, you might consider special challenges, problems, expectations, life trajectories, or any other evidence that you think is appropriate.

24 August 2015,
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Historyaper instructions: HistoryWhat do events surrounding women in Franklin's book suggest about the place of woman overall in the eighteenth century? ( In answering, […]


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