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BC: Thank You

FC: We Didn't Start the Fire Billy Joel Project

1: Billy Joel wrote a song called "We Didn't Start the Fire. i was given a line of the song and was told to break it down and find out what each thing means. I really liked doing this and i hope u understand it like I do now.

2: Lebanon In 1948 Lebanon and a lot of other countries attempted to crush Israel. During this time there were many PLO guerillas with in Lebanon and Israel, this is one of the reasons they started the fights. The PLO guerillas really formed in 1960-1970, this is when they became really big and powerful. Because of all of the PLO guerillas the Israeli government was mad so they started to bomb the western section of Lebanon. During the 1960's tensions also rose between the two different types of religions in Lebanon. Before all of this stared Lebanon was considered one of the hot spots for tourism, then the people started to revolt from it and ended up starting a small war. On October 23, 1983 there was group of suicide bombers who flew their airplanes into a U.S. military base and killed 241 Americans. In this same incident 58 French service me were also killed, in total they had killed 299 people.

4: Charles André Joseph Marie de Gaulle is also known a Charles de Gaulle. He started out as a general for the French army during World War 1. Charles was born on November 22 1890, he died November 9 1970. During his life time he founded the French Fifth Republic, he found this in 1950. He then became the president in 1959-1969. He also led the Free French Forces during World War II. Charles was also able to escape to Britain to make a famous radio broadcast. This broad cast was about the French colonies. Even after this broadcast he contained control of the French colonies. When he had power he ended political chaos, he did this by granting independence. De Gaulle was also one of the people that watched the atomic bomb industries grow with in France. This was just some of the most important things Charles de Gaulle did. | Charles de Gaulle

6: Children of Thalidomide The term "children of the Thalidomide" is referring to kids that had birth defects because in the first few months of pregnancy. During the late 1950's thalidomide was legal to be prescribed by a doctor. This drug was used to stop morning sickness for pregnant woman; unfortunately this drug caused the unborn baby to have birth defects. The most common one was deformed arms and legs. When the problem was discovered more and more countries started to ban the drug for any reason. It was discovered that Thalidomide was the source of the problem in 1961. It was not banned until 1962; this was when it was banned in every country. The man who discovered that thalidomide was the problem was McBride, William. The reason for all the deformations was that the drug blocked amniocentesis. This is the part in your body that produces blood cells; this was no formed in the kids.

8: California Baseball The Californian league was one of the many leagues that started during World War II, it also continued a little after the war as well. Jerry Donovan started this league; he is the creator of this great league. This league consisted of the major league teams not playing at the time and the Pacific Coast club teams. This whole thing started in 1945, but then stopped because of the war. It resumed after the war with only six teams. The minor league teams saw the players of the California league and gave a new name to them. They called them the “A League”. One of the best players with in the Californian league was Don Drysdale. Drysdale was a pitcher. Normally pitchers can no hit; this was not the case for Don Drysdale. Drysdale was used as a pinch hitter many times. He had the second most homeruns through out the league with 29. He won the Cy Yong Award in 1962. He had six shut outs in a row. He also had fifty-eight straight innings that were scoreless. He had 25 wins. All of these stats made him the most feared pitcher in all of baseball at this time.

9: Don Drysdale

10: Starkweather During the 1950’s in the United States the crime rate went up. The states had to pay about $20,000,000,000 for all of the criminals. This was called the racketeer; this is when the crimes had to pay for themselves. This was a major problem at the time because the crimes with in the U.S. increased by four times. The crime investigators found that there were 44,146 drug addicts with in the U.S. There was a 19 year old male that killed 11 people in the time period of two days. He was captured after a gun battle near Douglas Wyo. This day was January 29. He was found with his girlfriend, all the victims. His girlfriend’s mother and sister were two of Starkweather’s victims. Charles Starkweather was sent to death and his girlfriend was given a life in prison.

12: 1.What does Thalidomide do to newly born children? And how? | 2.Was Israel attempt to destroy Israel a success or fail? | Billy Joel Quiz

13: 5.What did Charles Starkweather do? | 3.Who was Charles de Gaulle? | 4.Who was the best major league pitcher in California at the time?

14: Charles de Gaulle: http://www.bjchinesetranslation.com/maps_of _the_world/map_of_Lebanon.jpg Lebanon: http://www.maritimequest.com/warship_directory/france/aircraft_carriers/charles_de_gaulle_r91/charles_de_gaulle.jpg Thalidomide: http://www.hemonctoday.com/images/hot/200904/aprila_thalidomide.jpg Thalidomide: http://www.milligazette.com/images2002/60thalidomide-boy-deformed-.jpg California Baseball: http://i.cdn.turner.com/sivault/si_online/covers/images/1975/0616_large.jpg Don Drysdale: http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0806/gallery.history.june4/images/001093299.jpg

15: http://www.corrections.nebraska.gov/images/clip_image060.jpg http://www.freefoto.com/images/33/15/33_15_15---Fire-Flame-Texture_web.jpg?&k=Fire+%2F+Flame+Texture Cupp, Melanie Johns. "Thalidomide." World Book Student. World Book, 2011. Web. 22 May 2011. "World Book." World Book Student. World Book, inc., 2011. Web. 5 Jun 2011. . "Oakland Athletics." World Book Student. World Book, 2011. Web. 5 June 2011. Sweets, John F. "De Gaulle, Charles Andre Joseph Marie." World Book Student. World Book, 2011. Web. 5 June 2011. | Bibliographies

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