The turn of the century has always been a big deal for modern civilizations. One hundred years of life is quite large compared with the average 70 or so given to most. Because of that, people tend to look in trends of decades, rather than centuries or millennia. When it does come time for a new century, when that second digit rotates, as it does so seldom, people tend to look for change. Events tend to fall before or after the century, not on top of it, and United States history, particularly,
A mental picture that is simple to formulate is the look on the neighborhood mortgage banker’s face if a would-be customer walked in without warning and without proof of having any financial worth himself, and proceeded to announce that he had found a property without any great distinction, that may be somewhat structurally weak, possessed only questionable appeal, was not in the greatest of neighborhoods. And for all that great value and “exposure,” he wanted to offer only three or four times
Quotas are Outdated Affirmative action legislation has helped in the fight for equality for minorities and women in the American society; however, time has come for new legislation to replace or abolish affirmative action as we know it. In affirmative action’s beginning, the government needed laws to help aid the blending of minorities and women in American economics and culture. In a world economy that grows more competitive with every passing day, our quota system is a dead weight to the Amer
The Origins of the Great Depression The Great Depression that began in October of 1929 and lasted 10 years, is said to have many factors that play a role in the dramatic downfall of the economy. Although no economist has ever accurately explained why this disaster ever came about, economists have come up with a few events and actions that have come up with a few events and actions that have greatly contributed to it. The decade previous to the crash was exciting, care-free, and roaring. It is a
The best method for improving educational standards is to utilize every tool available, including state-of-the-art technology. Computers and the Internet have expanded the way in which information can be delivered to the students of today. Today's networking technologies provide a valuable opportunity to practice new learning techniques. Educators are discovering that computers are facilitating learning. Computer based communications, or Telecommunications, can offer many educational opportunit
Affirmative Action Close your eyes, now imagine a world of love; not hate, a world of equality; not preference. Now, imagine a colorblind society. That is what most of American society wants. That is the reason Affirmative Action was birthed by Lyndon B. Johnson in 1964. That is also the reason that Proposition 209 was voted for in 1996. These two historical events are driven by the desire of equality. What is Affirmative Action? According to Geraldine Leshin, it is "Taking positive or active s
One might think we live in an age where discriminations have been cut to a bare minimum, as far as addressing them goes. Gender discrimination, racism, and discrimination towards the disabled and less fortunate have been acknowledged, dealt with, and handled. Our children are taught to take care of the elderly, help the poor, and to stare at people with disabilities. The mentally handicapped, homeless people, and foreign men and women are given jobs. Yes, one might definitely think we live in a
Radon In this paper I will discuss the element called Radon. I will explain how and when this element was discovered, its' physical characteristics, the natural environment of the element and the abundance in which it occurs. In addition, I will describe why Radon is important to humans, and other interesting facts related to this element. Radon has the symbol Rn. Its atomic number is 86 and its atomic weight is 222. The shell configuration is 2,8,18,32,18,8. Radon's most stable isotope is Rn 2
Congresswoman Tricia Hunter P.O. Box 307 Sacramento, CA 90463 Dear Congresswoman: I am for the new law that California State Legislature is considering passing which would require that students have a minimum of a “C” average to advance to the next grade level. This is a very good law to be passed and I intend to explain why in this letter. Schools would benefit from this law financially. Because of this law, students would have greater incentive to attend school, bringing in more money for the
A Raisin in the sun deals with many issues but none more than prejudices the act of pre judging something. The Caucasian or white population in the story were one of the prejudice groups. They try to strong arm the Youngers out of there neighborhood. Walter is also constantly talking about how the white people are always trying to keep the black man down. The most prejudice group was the black male. The play is based on the prejudice of all mankind, at that time. The prejudice of the hite peopl
The Bay of Pigs Invasion The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers and ironically 34 years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fidel Castro, is still in powe
In November of 1952 General Dwight D. Eisenhower was elected to the office of President of the United States. It was the first time a Republican was elected since Herbert Hoover in 1928. The Eisenhower administration started at a rather awkward time, both politically and economically. First of all there was a war on. The Korean War had begun in June of 1950 and was still waging. As was usual for wartime the country was economically prosperous. However, the war had caused President Truman to aba
THE HOLCAUST, THE WAY IT WAS Definition of the Holocaust What does Webster's dictionary defines the Holocaust as? ho·lo·caust \'hO-l&-"kost, 'hä- also -"kästor'ho-l&-kost\ noun 1 : a sacrifice consumed by fire, 2 : a thorough destruction especially by fire. (i.e. a nuclear holocaust) 3 a often cap. : the mass slaughter of European civilians and especially Jews by the Nazis during World War II -- usually used with the b : a mass slaughter of people; especially genocide. Beyond the Definition The
“Jammin’,” Life in Jamaica I. Introduction II. Recent History III. Geography A. Resources B. Problems C. Land Use IV. Economy A. Hurricane Gilbert B. Problems V. Government VI. People VII. Music A. Types B. Business C. Riddims D. Festivals E. Religious Effects VIII. Bob Marley IX. Tourism X. Conclusion “Jammin’,” Life in Jamaica Jamaica is the reggae capital of the Universe. It is the location of the poorest slums in the World. It is the center of the Rastafarian Movement. The Caribbean’s large
The war between the United States and Spain was caused by unsettling tension between the two countries; Spain, at that time, one of the world's great powers, maintained colonies including Cuba, which lay only ninety miles from U.S. soil. Lasting from April until August, 1898, the war was fought to liberate Cuba from Spanish rule. During the course of the war the United States acquired Guam, Puerto Rico and the Philippines, and emerged as a world power. In 1823, James Monroe issued a bold propos
Describe the challenges that Human Resource Managers will face in the next five years. In December of 1996, the Society for Human Resource Management sponsored a symposium in Florida. At this meeting, all the senior human resource officers were challenged to discuss what they felt were the challenges facing human resource managers in the decade ahead. David Ulrich, professor of business administration at the University of Michigan’s School of Business facilitated the discussion. Within this pap
Americans eager to help. Just days after Hurricane Mitch devastated Honduras and its Central American neighbors, U.S. citizens began calling the Honduran Consulate in Washington, D.C., asking how to adopt children orphaned by the storm. Beyond the confines of the airport, life becomes even more chaotic. Roads are choked with automobiles and trucks struggling to navigate through a city which lost 10 of its 12 bridges to the storm. The air is rank with exhaust and from the clouds of dried mud kic
Booker T. Washington Booker T. Washington was a great influence for the black community. The efforts this man put to become such a wonderful leader were incredible. Booker T. Washington was a man that started up from scratch. He grew up as a Black slave, who did not have much choices in life. He was born in Virginia in 1856, and he had a white father and a black mother. After the Emancipation Proclamation he went to work in a coal mine, while still a child. When Booker was seventeen he went of
U.S. MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS IN EUROPE There are many issues that U.S. multinational corporations are facing throughout Europe and the world. There are many political and economic changes going on in Europe which United States multinational corporations must follow. Participation in international business has become a necessity for companies so companies need to realize these changes so they can be ethical and prosperous. The European Union is the largest emerging issues that United States m
The Republic of Croatia Country Report Operations Management Ellen Elkins Friday, August 22, 1997 TABLE OF CONTENTS Country Overview 3 Future Prospects 3 Economic Overview 4 Foreign Investment 5 Currency/Capital Markets 7 Industry 7 The Insurance Regulatory Environment 7 Insurance Market 8 Market Composition 8 Competition 9 Profiles 10 Market Access 11 Distribution 12 Conclusion 12 Country Overview The Republic of Croatia, situated along the eastern coastline of the Adriatic Sea, is an independ
Hackers and Security. What are the effects of Data Encryption and Firewalls? Over the last several years, the computer industry has grown to an all time high of technology and knowledge. With the existence of hackers, swift precautions are being taken. The placement of firewalls and the task of data encryption are becoming a necessary fact of business for those with confidential information. And still, this is not enough. Hackers have become so involved with the tasks of cracking firewalls and
Ralph Stayer’s article was very interesting. It really made me believe that motivation is one of the keys to a successful company. After asking himself what needed to be done to achieve the goals he was looking for, he went out and accomplished them. He was looking to change his current business to a business where the employees would take on and share responsibilities for themselves. It was an uphill battle because the employee moral could have been much better. Ralph needed to motivate these
Throughout time there has been a transition of power from one individual to another. This has been a time honored tradition that takes place every four years. This remarkable tradition is formally known as the United States Presidency. Every four years there is an election to guarantee that the most fit person is selected to run our country. There is usually two to four runners for this grand position but only one is deemed the winner and the American President. So far in our history there have
Throughout the ages, many forms of government have developed. What exactly is a government, and what role should government play in everyday life? Various people offer countless different answers to this question. The answer is not a simple one because the lines for government are not clearly marked. Four of the types of government that have been implemented at some time during history are fascism, nazism, communism, and capitalism. These systems of government all have similarities and differen
Education, the Key to Success? There's nearly six-billion people on this planet, and only three percent of those make it to owning their own successful business. They never have to worry about financial problems and they never have to lift a finger to earn money. The other ninety-seven percent are of course, people who work under successful people who own their own businesses. We never realize these facts, which are from a 20 years study by Napoleon Hill, because we were never told. I've always
THE YEAR 2000 PROBLEM AND VISUAL BASIC The Year 2000 problem goes back about twenty or thirty years, the programming languages most effected by the Year 2000 problem are older languages such as COBOL. In fact, COBOL accounts for most of the world's business applications. Because the Year 2000 problem is so easily perceptible with COBOL and because Visual Basic is such a new language, many people think that any system written using the Visual Basic programming language is protected from the Year
The Contrasts of the Federalist Party and the Democratic-Republican Party Andrew Reich 8-4 With the creation of the United States Government two parties were formed. One party was the Federalist Party, and the other party was the Democratic-Republican Party. There were very few similarities between the two parties, yet there were quite a few contrasts between the two parties. Although it is often difficult to discern differences between today’s political parties, the Democrats and the Republica
Age of the Internet Growing up in the 1980’s put me in touch with technology. As I grew up, computers grew up, too. They affected the world because people thought computers were going to replace humans in the workplace. Computers and technology, however always have been an integral part of my life from my earliest years. My computer use began I started out playing computer games such as “Minesweeper” and “Solitaire” on my father’s computer. Gradually, I expanded my computer knowledge and starte
Throughout time people have moved and migrated around the world for many different reasons. Immigration, throughout history, has become an important element in the diffusion of culture in the U. S. and the rest of the world. Immigration is defined as the transfer of a foreigner from one country to another to settle there. Many ethnic groups have migrated to foreign lands to better their positions and run from troubles they faced such as unemployment, famine, poverty, disease, starvation, religi
Year 2000 Computer Problem (Y2K Bug) Less than two years until the year 2000. Two seemingly small digits may turn January 1, 2000 from a worldwide celebration into a universal nightmare. With computers mistaking the year 2000 for 1900, virtually all businesses that use dates will be affected. Not only will the companies be affected, but they are paying millions upon millions of dollars in order for computers to recognize the difference between the years 2000 and 1900. The year 2000 computer bug
The Setting of Moby Dick There are many important aspects throughout the novel "Moby Dick", by Herman Melville. In considering these aspects of the story, character representation, symbolism and setting are three main categories that have contrived this novel’s importance. Each of these categories defines the thoughts Melville expressed and how he divides himself from other human thoughts. Melville distributes complexity and depth of human experience of life in "Moby Dick". The main objective o
The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West English 205s 2 Outline Introduction I. How the railroads promoted themselves A. To the Government B. To businesses C. To farmers and communities II. The founders actions A. Founders greed B. Founders profited C. Extravagance D. Mismanagement III. Results to Railroads A. Land Grant Scandals B. Bankruptcies E. Public disdain F. Government intervention Conclusion 3 The Price of Speed: Railroads of the American West A railroad, fellow citizens, is
LAWYER Today, more than ever before, the legal profession offers a unique opportunity for the dedicated individual to make a significant contribution to society. Opportunities exist in the legal profession for rewarding service to individuals and society. WHAT IS LAW? The main functions of modern law include: maintaining peace; influencing and enforcing standards of conduct; maintaining the status quo; facilitating orderly change; providing for maximum individual self-assertion; promoting justi
Y2k Problem Affects Businesses As the date approaches, worries of Y2k disasters are migrating to the mainstream. Despite reassurances from experts the Y2k bug is continuing to be an issue. It is selling books, videos, and provisions from freeze-dried foods to hand-cranked radios. Galen Lehman, owner of a small town hardware and appliance business in Kidron, Ohio sells only electricity-free items. He doesn’t know what to do, people have been coming and buying everything he has, he can’t keep up
Temperance and Prohibitionism in the United States Prohibition and Temperance played a major role in the growth of America. As a nation, we learned that Prohibition did not benefit society as we hoped it would. We hoped that by extracting alcohol from society would, eliminate public drunkenness and better the family. Instead it lead to a higher crime rate. The smuggling or bootlegging of alcoholic beverages into the country provided great opportunity since, people continued to consume alcoholic
My curiosity was raised directly from beginning of the book when the narrator said, “Marta was nineteen.” By this sentence I found out that there is a girl named Marta involved and that she is nineteen year old. That means that she will from now on be counted as a grown up and she most deal with more responsibilities in her life. She has the same age as me and I probably will found common every day themes from her life that I may have to deal with too. Then many question popped up in my mind. I
The new millennium is a time in which many anticipate with a watchful eye. One of the uncertainties about this “turning of centuries” is the Y2K (year 2000) glitch. This is the computer problem of the next century. It is the problem that is getting much attention lately, as many people look ahead toward the future. The glitch is the problem caused by computers not recognizing the year as 2000, but rather 1900. This glitch will make many computers confused about the year, rendering them incapabl
The term "free enterprise" is often used to describe America's market system. Unfortunately, when the government sets rules and standards for the companies in the system, the result is not free enterprise. Free enterprise is defined by Wilson S. Johnson, President of the National Federation of Independent Business, as "the successful marriage of personal freedom with economic freedom". (1) With free enterprise comes competitive pricing, more wealth which is distributed widely among the populati
The Ku Klux Klan The Ku Klux Klan first originated in Pulaski, Tennessee shortly after the Civil War in the 1860's. They were comprised of a small group of confederate soldiers, lead by General Nathan Bedford Forrest. At first, they committed minor jokes and pranks for fun. It developed into a secret society that was in favor of returning to the pre-Civil War ideals of the south, including the enslavement of blacks. They were enraged when the black voting population assisted in electing republi
What is Windows 2000? Windows 2000 was formerly called Windows NT 5.0 Workstation, but Microsoft figured that people were scared away from the OS because of the name. They would think workstation was only for larger computers or workstations. However, Windows 2000 it quite the opposite, it combines the strong security and reliability from the NT kernel and the excellent user interface from Win9x. There are actually 3 new versions of Windows, Windows 2000 Professional which was formerly known as
Accounting History Bookkeeping and record-keeping methods, created in response to the development of trade and commerce, are preserved from and medieval sources. Double-entry bookkeeping began in the commercial city-states of medieval Italy and was well developed by the time of the earliest preserved double-entry books, from 1340 in Genoa. The first published accounting work was written in 1494 by the venetian monk Luca Pacioli (1450-1520). Although it disseminated rather than created knowledge
SHOULD DRUGS BE LEGALIZED? There is a lot of controversy over whether or not drugs should be legalized. People will argue to no end on each side. Some people say drugs should be legalized because they have the idea that people are going to do them anyway, so why not legalize it? People on the other side say drugs shouldn’t be legalized no matter what the reason because they are harmful for the people that use them and also for others around the people on the drugs. I think drugs should not be l
Theories of Economic Growth The Theory of Economic growth is a Long Run theory. It concentrates on the effects of investment in raising potential national Income and ignores Short Run fluctuations of actual national income around potential income. Ideas are changing rapidly in the area of economic growth. In order to present the subject of economic growth we must first state the two important factors that affect economic growth. First is the "Investment", the second is the "Saving". Both saving
Members of the National Rural Telecommunications Cooperative (NRTC) -- nearly 900 rural utilities and affiliated organizations serving 48 states -- are vital links in providing telecommunications and information technology to rural customers. In 1986, NRTC's founders had a vision: that rural communities across the nation would have access to the same modern telecommunications services enjoyed by urban residents. Today, NRTC's members are meeting that commitment by providing affordable, cutting-
The Origin of Organized Crime On January 29, 1919, the united states Congress ratified the eighteenth amendment. This amendment banned the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages. The Volstead act was passed to carry out this amendment. “Although the origin of the movement is to be found in colonial protests against the excessive use of intoxicants, the temperance crusaders did not turn from moral suasion to legal coercion until the middle of the nineteenth century.”(Dictionary of American
Business To Do’s and To Don’ts Starting a business has been an American dream ever since this great nation has been established. The United States was built by men who had an idea in their head and a goal to succeed in their heart. The thought of being your own boss, setting your own hours, and hiring people you believe in, appeals to almost everyone. Throw into the equation the possibility of making a lot of money and starting a business is even more appealing. Over 800, 000 new businesses are
Affirmative Action “Affirmative Action [is] a policy or a program that seeks to redress past discrimination through active measures to ensure equal opportunity, as in education and employment. Initiative 200 aims to give each and every person a fair and equal opportunity, in public employment, public education, and public contracting. Is I-200 the appropriate means of abolishing Affirmative Action? Despite its intentions, there are many people who feel that this initiative will not move the fig
Intro Over the past generation, more progress has been made in reducing poverty and raising living standards than during any other period in history. In developing countries, life expectances have increased from 55 to 64 years, Income per person has doubled and Infant Mortality has been reduced by 50 percent. Despite the successes, massive development challenges remain. Three billion people live on less than 2 dollars a day and 1.3 billion live on less than one dollar a day. Over 40,000 people
The Transcontinental Railroad furthered the spread of the United States to the West and opened many new markets for businesses. This is why the Transcontinental Railroad has obviously earned a spot in American History. It was not built as fast as the Concorde, but the Transcontinental Railroad can be compared to modern railroad systems. Prier to the Transcontinental Railroad, the west could only be attained by sailing around Cape Horn or by traveling over mountains, deserts, or rivers of the we
Implicit in the founding of the United States is the principle of breaking the bonds of locality based tribalism, and forming a new tribe out of a heterogeneous population. The advent of the Internet, which is, after all, an American invention, has broadened this new definition of tribalism past anything our Founding Fathers could possibly have imagined. Tribalism is a natural tendency in humanity. The Internet has facilitated tribalism by allowing tribes to form based on other factors than com