American History

PLATO'S ATLANTIS Now let us examine and compare a few facts and try to find out Plato's views about the information he supplied to us. · He talks about the war between the Athenians against the Atlanteans and their mutual destruction from earthquakes and floods. If the Atlanteans had dwelt beyond the Pillars of Heracles they would not have an ingress through the straights with their fleet to engage in war with the Athenians due to the existing land-bridge. Of course, we may never know the reason
Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act 1996 marked a major shift in American policy regarding unemployment and poverty. Congress passed and the President signed into law the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA), which replaced the sixty-one year old Aid to Families with Dependent Children program (AFDC) with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The dramatic reform of the welfare program spawned a major debate among scholars
Boston Bibliography Soc 363 Politics Governing David Campbell, Civic Education: Readying Massachusetts' Next Generation of Citizens (Boston: Pioneer Institute for Public Policy Research, 2001). Charles C. Euchner, Missing Pieces: High Costs and Tough Choices Imperil 'Smart Growth' Answers to the Region's Transportation, Housing and Environment Puzzles The Boston Globe (February 12, 2002). Charles C. Euchner, editor, Governing Greater Boston: The Politics and Policy of Place (Cambridge: Rappaport
Pop Culture WarsReligion The Role of Entertainment In American Life Mass Media In Society “Pop Culture Wars” As the title proudly blares, William Romanowski’s book is an informative look at pop culture and how it relates to American society. The book begins with a passionate story about a town’s love for their statue of the popular character “Rocky”, a down out boxer who makes it big. The town became enraged and crying freedom of speech rights when officials attempt to move the statue to a local
Chaim Potok and the Problem of Assimilation for the American Jew America has always been a country of immigrants, since it was first settled by Europeans over five hundred years ago. Like any country with a considerable immigrant population, American has always faced the problem of assimilation. Because America was founded and settled by immigrants, her culture is a combination of the cultures of other countries. Should these immigrants isolate themselves from the mainstream American culture, or
Power of People There are times throughout the history of the United States when it's citizens have felt the need to revolt against the government. One way they might revolt against the government is to disregard the law peacefully. There was such a case during the time of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., when there was unfair discrimination against the African American community. They used peaceful protests to eventually get legislation passed to stop the injustice brought against them. Another name
Preventable? Across the Atlantic Ocean there is a plague. Some may argue that is it not preventable, but it is. The plague that is in question here is Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS), and it has hit Africa by storm. It is estimated that there are “4 to 5 million people who have tuberculosis are co infected with [Human Immunodeficiency Virus] HIV.” (Columbia Encyclopedia) The world communities have turned their backs on many African nations in their time of need. The lack of political
Historic Constitutional Tests PSC 101/ Internet Essay Answer/ Question C Three interpretations of the First Amendment, known as the Historic Constitutional Tests, were developed in the first part of the twentieth century. These tests have been used to make decisions, and to provide background regarding freedom of speech. They are known as the bad tendency doctrine, the clear and present danger doctrine, and the preferred position doctrine. Today, the Current Constitutional Tests are more likely
Racism leads to fear? Racism is prejudice, racism is discrimination, racism is fear. Racism is a major problem, it can be found everywhere is the globe. The causes of racism are; History, ignorance, and fear. Lack of knowledge, lack of education, and lack of understanding. And the effort of racism are; Sadness, anger, confusion, frustration, hatred, these efforts are appeared in the documentary movie-Bowling For Columbine. Racism causes fear, but what causes racism? There are a few reasons; Hist
SCHINDLER'S LIST Date of publication: 12/15/1993 For cast, rating and other information, (click here) By Roger Ebert Oskar Schindler would have been an easier man to understand if he'd been a conventional hero, fighting for his beliefs. The fact that he was flawed - a drinker, a gambler, a womanizer, driven by greed and a lust for high living - makes his life an enigma. Here is a man who saw his chance at the beginning of World War II and moved to Nazi-occupied Poland to open a factory and emplo
Ritalin Many drugs plague us in this setting we call modern society. The word drug by itself conjures up images of heathens slumping in the alleyways of America’s violent streets injecting train-tracked arms full of milky white euphoria. Perhaps even scarier might be those drugs prescribed to us daily by physicians we know and trust. Millions of prescription drugs with heavy side effects and sometimes-unknown characteristics and workings are being doled out to us every day. Ritalin, a drug presc
Savion Glover English Honors 9 December 20, 2002 Savion Glover is arguably one of the best tap dancers to grace the world of entertainment in decades. His unique style has stunned audiences for the past eighteen years and most likely will continue to do so for many years to come. It is incredibly humbling to think over the list of accomplishments that Savion has mastered in his mere thirty years. Although he has been taking the world of tap by storm for the past decade, he wouldn’t be known toda
Schindler’s List Schindler’s List by Steven Spielberg is a world-renowned film based on the drama of the World War 2 Holocaust survivors and the man who unexpectedly came to be their saviour. War profiteer Oskar Schindler uses Polish Jews as cheap labour to produce cookware for the German forces. But after witnessing the violent demise of the walled ghetto where the Krakow Jews have been forced to live, Schindler slowly begins to realize the immense evil of the Nazis. The film Schindler’s List w
Schizophrenia or Drug abuse? 1 English 101 11 December 2003 With the of symptoms for schizophrenia and amphetamine abuse so similar, the possibility that schizophrenia is being misdiagnosed in people that abuse amphetamines is very likely. Schizophrenia is characterized by delusions; often paranoid in nature; hallucinations, and negative symptoms that include social withdrawal and apathy. What is intriguing is that drugs, such as cocaine and methamphetamines, can produce symptoms that mimic schi
D. H. Lawrence David Hubert Lawrence would have to be considered one of the greatest writers of the 1900’s. His wide variety of works written all while fighting tuberculosis make him a very honorable and prolific writer that many people agree with. “D. H. Lawrence was a prolific writer of everything from poetry to fiction.” (O’neil, 763) O’neil is very true when he makes this statement. Lawrence is a remarkable man with whom everyone should be familiar. D. H. Lawrence was a great writer of the t
Slavery in America English December 1st, 2003 The right to freedom is the gift of Almighty God, it is not in the power of man to alienate this gift and voluntarily become a slave (Adams 1). The history of African Americans differs from generation to generation. In America in the 1700's thought the 1860's, Africans experienced the American culture in enslavement. The reason that Africans were brought to America was simple, the early colonist wanted profit and power, and the quickest way the colo
Mass Media Literature Review Mass Media and the Effects on Public Perspective Over the past century, mass media has evolved from informational for the public to a monopolistic situation where the public has lost its say in what is aired. Back in early 1900s, newspapers had entertainment, news, information, and public views which in turn earned the public’s interest. As interest grew, of course the companies did as well. At the turn of the century, the U.S. labor movement published hundreds of ne
Good Deeds Sometimes in life, during certain situations life can be so hard, so difficult to grasp; that's how I feel I want to do so many things but then at the same time I'm only one person. Throughout my life, I have been faced with many obstacles and challenges. By having perseverance, I was able to overcome most of them. If i inherited millions of dollars what good deeds would you fund and why? First, I would fund any any programs that help children and I would visit neighborhoods to assure
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Stereotypes and Depiction Of Native Americans in media and society November is usually the month that we celebrate Native American heritage and this is the time when young children conceptions of Indians develop out of media and in elementary school. Usually when teachers associate, native Americans with holidays like thanksgiving or Columbus day, its makes children believe that Indians don’t’ exist always referring to them in the past. As a child I remember seeing Indians portrayed in negative
Tea Tea, a beverage commonly associated with England, was first discovered around 3000 B.C. by a Chinese Emperor. In the mid 1500s Europeans first heard of tea, although at first they seemed to be hazy on its actual use, one even recommended that the leaves should be “boiled, salted, buttered and eaten”. The English navy was the last of the three powerful European countries (after Portugal and Dutch) to infringe upon the Chinese and East Indian trade routes (having been preoccupied with the thro
A Tales of Two Cities A Tale of Two Cities is a riveting novel that gives deep insight into the personal beliefs and life experiences of the author, Charles Dickens. Through this literary work, Dickens conveys his opinions about revolutions and their advocates. Also explored are the effects of prisons and imprisonment his life. In his British masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities, Charles Dickens utilizes symbolism to develop themes of resurrection, sacrifice, and imprisonment. Even though written fo
AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT OF 1990: A LEGISLATIVE HISTORY American Congress November 14, 2001 Woof! You sure gotta climb a lotta steps to get to this Capitol Building here in Washington! But I wonder who that sad little scrap of paper is? I'm just a bill. Yes, I'm only a bill, and I'm sitting here on Capitol Hill. Well, it's a long, long journey to the capital city. It's a long, long wait while I'm sitting in committee, but I know I'll be a law someday...At least I hope and pray that I wil
Terrorism and the International Court of Justice 04/26/01 PL SC 14H Terrorism and the International Court of Justice I. History of International Terrorism II. State Sponsored Terrorism A. Iran B. Sudan III. Benefits Derived From Terrorism A. Inexpensive and ability to advance ideologies B. Fear C. Publicity D. Minimal risk E. Lack of public defeat IV. Aspects of Terrorism A. Technological advances B. Weapons of mass destruction C. Cyber terrorism D. Suicide bombing V. Islamic Terrorist Organiza
Terrorist Organizations Criminology January 28, 2004 Terrorist 2 TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS The days of hostage taking and aircraft hijackings may seem like history. Americans are now faced with hateful crimes, performed on their own soil, and designed to strike fear. The groups responsible for these attacks are well trained, disciplined and extremely devoted to their cause. The notion of targets being random is erroneous. In fact, all terrorist organizations share one common characteristic; the a
THE ADVENTURES OF HUCKLEBERRY FINN: A PORTRAIT OF SLAVERY IN AMERICA Word Count: 2066 Words Rights Offered: first North American serial rights At the surface, Mark Twain’s famed novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, is a thrilling narrative told by a 13yearold boy who embarks on a perilous journey down the formidable Mississippi River aboard a tiny wooden raft. The story’s sensationalism sometimes makes Huck’s journey seem unbelievable. Underneath, however, lies an authentic portrait of t
The Black Muslims HRW 3A May 18, 2001 Rapper Chuck D of the politically charged group Public Enemy once proclaimed that the Black Man did not land on Plymouth Rock as the white pilgrims are believed to have done, but instead Plymouth Rock landed on the Black Man. It had taken nearly four hundred years for the Black Man to climb from beneath this proverbial rock. Leading the climb during the civil rights movement was the Nation of Islam, the most influential and directional group in the history o
The Burning of Richmond American Studies I September 10, 2003 In April 1865 the Confederate capital was destroyed. A picture portraying this moment can be found on page 472 of The American Pageant. In this picture, there are people crossing over a bridge as they leave behind a burning city. All of the people seem to be on horseback. While I was flipping through the pages, the flames caught my eye. I saw how the fire engulfed half of the picture and I began to wonder what event in history it was
THE COLD WAR History 1003 The Cold War between the superpowers of the United States and the Soviet Union was a clash of distant ideologies in a changing world. Friction developed between the two on many occasions as either side tried to expand their spheres of influence in politics, geographical surroundings, and even space. Continued clashes between the US and Soviet Union began to tense their relations during this era as it became evident to all that the cord of discontent could snap at any gi
THE MEXICAN POPULATION IN KITTITAS COUNTY TABLE OF CONTENTS 1.GEOGRAPHY 2. ECONOMIC HISTORY 3. POPULATION 4. CIVILIAN LABOR FORCE 5. UNEMPLOYMENT 6. INDUSTRIES, EMPLOYMENT, AND WAGES 7. OCCUPATIONAL PROFILE 8. MARIA MONTOYA 9. CWU PROFESSOR PHIL GARRISON GEOGRAPHY Today there are numerous explanations as to the origin and particulars on why Kittitas County was named this particular name. Through evidence accumulated by archaeologists, findings of fossils and fragments show that Native Americans
Watergate Scandal The Watergate Scandal was a series of crimes committed by the President Nixon and his staff members who were found to of spied on and harassed political opponents, accepted illegal campaign contributions, and covered up their own misdeeds. On June 17, 1972, The Washington Post published a small story. In which the reporters stated that five men had been arrested breaking into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee. These bumbling fools had made two attempts prior
The Way We Never Were Mass Media The Way We Never Were American Families and the Nostalgia Trap If one believes what one sees on television re-runs of classic shows from the 1950s, then the traditional American family has two kids, a stay at home mom, who vacuums in pearls, and a Dad who works hard but always has time for his children. The problem with the image presented in those old television shows is that the traditional family depicted is a myth. Unfortunately, too many people frustrated wi
To Kill A Mockingbird Choose any novel that you have read and comment on its historical content. To Kill A Mockingbird, written by Harper Lee, is set in the imaginary town called Maycomb, Alabama during the depression of the 1930s. It is a coming-of-age story whose narrator and protagonist is Jean Louise Finch, or Scout. Although the story itself takes place from the time Scout is aged 6 to 9, it is told by Scout as an adult. Lee uses the unprejudiced observations of a child to reveal the discri
Was Abigail Williams a Victim or Villain? The Crucible, by Arthur Miller is a play based on the true happenings of 16 Century Salem, (Miller refers to this time as . . . the spring of the year 1692 ) a small puritan town in Massachusetts USA, also it is based on his own personal experiences involving Senator McCarthy’s Communist hunt, which many people believed also involved a hunt for the US Governments “Witches” (In this case Communists) these were seen as an imaginary threat, which certain pe
William H. Taft William H. Taft was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on September 15, 1857. His father, Alphonso Taft, was a lawyer who later served as secretary of war and as attorney general in President Ulysses S. Grant’s cabinet and then as ambassador to Austria-Hungary and Russia. Alphonso Taft’s wife, the former Louise Torrey, wrote of her son William a few weeks after he was born: “ He is very large of his age and grows fat everyday.” The words were prophetic, for Taft as an adult weighed three h
“Without Sanctuary” Critical Thinking My Critical Thinking About Lynching in America Lynching in America is critical to our American history. People often wonder why there is so much hatred and mistrust. Someone that truly researches history would understand why different races or different groups of people do not agree on the same issues. Whites treated blacks like they were their pets. Many blacks were not even treated as well as the white man’s pet. I believe that lynching was due to the prom
Gender Roles of Women in Post-WW I Britain and France and the Effects of the First World War Thereof European History: 1890-1939 UCFV June 31/99 The First World War was a tumultuous time for Europeans of all countries. The war ravished many of the social institutions of European society, including: the family, gender roles, economic structures, and the work place. The nature of “total-war” would change European society forever, creating the modern women of the 1920’s and the subsequent gender w
WWII Strategic Bombing This essay will argue the success of the Allied strategic bombing campaign in World War II. In doing so this essay will argue that the initial inability of the Allied bombers, due to technical problems and a failure to dominate Germanys airspace, to deliver a bombing attack with precision on an enemies vital war making industries resulted in an initial failure of the strategic bombing tactic. Furthermore this essay will analyse the complete failure of the British strategy
Bay of Pigs, Brigade 2506 On the 17th of April, 1961, Brigade 2506, comprised of Cuban exiles, landed at the Bay of Pigs on the southern-central coast of Cuba. They were mostly young men who came from all sectors of society and regions of the island with one common goal: to overthrow the growing communism led by Fidel Castro who was imposing a rigid totalitarian system on this largest island of the Antilles. In three days of hard fighting highly superior forces defeated them. Almost 40 years af
Bowling for Columbine In the Oscar and Bodil winning documentary “Bowling for Columbine” the journalist Michael Moore conveys a very tragic story in a very humorous way. We continuously meet examples of how and why America’s homicide rate is extremely high compared to other western countries. It is clearly a tendency that Americans shoot each other much more than other nations. Moore finds two reasonable explanations of the tendency; the fact that almost every American citizen owns a handgun and
SONY ENTERTAINMENT 4-12-04 Sony Music Entertainment Inc. • Howard Stringer, CEO • Located in New York, NY • Sales for fiscal year 2003: $5.3 billion • Produces, manufactures, distributes and markets recorded music and entertainment in a wide range of formats, including video, CD, DVD, MD, Super Audio CD and via the Internet • Comprised of three divisions: Sony Music (domestic U.S.) Sony Music International (all countries outside of the U.S. and Japan) Sony Classical (the worldwide classical musi
The History of Special Effects The Motion Picture Industry has been a part of American society since the early part of the 20th century. And through the ages filmmakers have always tried to do their best to “wow” their audiences, and make them wonder how it’s done. Who could forget the towering ape holding Fay Wray in “King Kong”, or Stanley Kubrick’s impressive space station in “2001: A Space Odyssey”? Both of these movies were real giants of their times, and left audiences wondering “How did t
Fahrenheit 451 – A Charred Existence Imagine living in a world where you are not in control of your own thoughts. Imagine living in a world in which all the great thinkers of the past have been blurred from existence. Imagine living in a world where life no longer involves beauty, but instead a controlled system that the government is capable of manipulating. In Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, such a world is brought to the awareness of the reader through a description of the impacts of censorshi
Gaining Insight on Death American Literature Death has fascinated and fueled the imaginations of writers over the course of history. Several of the passages we read in this theme are linked by death. These poems call up a dramatic range of emotions from solitary sadness and dark despair, at one extreme, to hope, perseverance, and dreams of restful peace at the other. The Tide Rises, the Tide Falls, by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, offers a simplified metaphor of the relationship between life and d
Invisible Man English II Hon. May 16, 2004 Invisible Man, by Ralph Ellison, is a fictitious, however truthful for the genre, expose on racism in the Deep South. Invisible Man was Ellison’s first and only novel. He left a second novel unfinished at his death. Flying Home and Other Stories was published posthumously in 1996. In the 1920s, this story is told by a black man who believes that since he is treated without respect or equality that he will become invisible. At first the concept seems str
The entire King’s Men All the King’s Men, written by Robert Penn Warren, is set deep in the south during the 1930’s. This is a story of the rise and fall of a political titan. Willie Stark comes from poverty to become the governor of his state. He forces his enemies into submission by blackmails, repeated threats, and bullies them. He creates a series of liberal reforms that lay heavy tax burdens on the rich and lifts the money issue off of the poor farmers. His foil character Sam MacMurfee pers
Views of Racism in Heart of Darkness Eng 23-12 Instructor Time- 8:00-9:15 A.M. What is the meaning of racism? According to the American Heritage Dictionary, it means hatred or intolerance of another race or other races. Heart of Darkness, by Joseph Conrad, is a treasure for criticism on the authors stand on racism. Many believed him to be a racist writer, and many others believed that the novel only implicated the beliefs of his time. He was not only believed to be a racist but also ignorant. Al
Christopher Ashton Kutcher American History Iowa report (Ashton Kutcher) March 30,2004 Christopher Ashton Kutcher, now a famous actor, was once a normal Iowan. He was born on February 7th, 1978 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. His twin brother was born about five minutes after him. When Ashton was 13 years old his brother had to undergo heart transplant surgery, which went smoothly. This medical emergency Ashton’s life and he later enrolled in the University of Iowa, where he studied biochemical engineeri
Chuck Berry Who is Chuck Berry? Why maybe the most widely styled musician in history. He is known for his rhythm blues, pop, and the newest type of music in the 1950s rock and roll. I will talk about how Chuck started, what got him big, and the influence he spread through out the music industry. When done reading this report you might find Chuck Berry to be the most intriguing person in African-American history, or you might find him to be just another lucky guitarist to get big. It was 1955, as
First White Settlers The first white man to settle in this region was William Stewart, one of George Washington's scouts, who established residence on the New Haven side of the Youghiogheny in 1753. History does not record Stewart as remaining here long, but it was long enough to give the place a name. It became known as Stewart's Crossing and the spot, just north of the new bridge over the river, is yet recognized by that name. The first permanent white inhabitant was Colonel William Crawford,