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Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Affirmative action works. There are thousands of examples of situations where people of color, white women, and working class women and men of all races who were previously excluded from jobs or educational opportunities, or were denied opportunities once admitted, have gained access through affirmative action. When these policies received executive branch and judicial support, vast numbers of people of color, white women and men have gained access they would not otherwise hav
capital punishment
capital punishment
capital punishment In the following pages, I will discuss the history, debate, past and current public opinion, and how it applies to American ideology and opposing values. Both sides have a fair amount of support and I have included direct quotes and paraphrasing from authors, celebrities, journalists, and ordinary people arguing both sides. The history of the death penalty goes back to the earliest civilizations where it was used to punish all sorts of crimes from robbery, to murder, to differ
reconstruction
reconstruction
reconstruction HISTORY 112 Neringa Kardelyte Professor C. Reiter WRITING ASSIGNMENT Nr. I North won the Civil War. Throughout the American Civil War, The North proved to be victorious to The South. The Union had a power and wealth, better economy and technology. There were many key factories: the money, the resources, the commanders, the manpower, the skill and determination and the most important the advanced weapons. Civil War was considered the first modern War in the World, because of new ad
History 111
History 111
History 111 1. Define Scalawags: Southerners willing to cooperate with the Republicans because they accepted the results of the war and to advance their own interests 2. Define Carpetbaggers: Northerners who went to the South as idealists to help the freed slaves, as employees of the federal government, or more commonly as settlers hoping to improve themselves 3. What is Sharecropping? A system of farm tenancy once common in some parts of the United States. In the United States the institution a
Euthanisia
Euthanisia
Euthanisia In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means "easy death" but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity's fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of the western world to see death as an inevitable part of life. However,
Drug Testin In The Workplace
Drug Testin In The Workplace
Drug Testin In The Workplace Drug testing in the United States began with the explosive use of illegal drugs, in order to curb drug abuse. This began during the Vietnam War with drug use at a climax. In general, Drug testing is a way to detect illegal drug use and deter it, usually by Urinalysis. Drug testing in the United States violates a citizen’s right to unreasonable search and seizure’s along with jeopardizing one’s freedom. Drug testing is not only an unreliable invasion of a person’s pri
To pray or not to Pray
To pray or not to Pray
To pray or not to Pray The trend of taking God and moral teaching out of schools is a diabolical scheme, declared the Reverend Billy Graham soon after the Engel versus Vitale and Schempp verdict (Haas 30). The debate over the separation of church and state had been swirling through courtrooms for years. The controversy over school prayer in the Engel versus Vitale case started over a prayer recited in the New York public school system, known as the Regents Prayer. A group of three parents fou
Events In Slavery
Events In Slavery
Events In Slavery Events that Effected Slavery Essay written by Curtis Cupples Introduction We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness (Thomas Jefferson). The only problem with this passage from the Declaration of Independence is that it does not say, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and Negroes are created equ
Causes of the civil war1
Causes of the civil war1
causes of the civil war1 There were several issues that contributed to the split between the northern and southern states. Among these were the deep social, economic and political differences. The split could be traced as far back as the early 1800’s, just as the industrial revolution was beginning. It’s effects on the north and the south caused the economic split. As the north was becoming more industrialized; the south began to rely heavily on slave labor. This was one of the main reasons, as
American revolution vs. americ
American revolution vs. americ
American revolution vs. americ As we study American history we see that the saying, History repeats itself reveals much truth. As we look closer to the American Revolution and the American Civil War, we can find many similarities between the two. Another saying that is made known is that We learn from our mistakes, but even the greatest men and women of our history did not follow. The main causes for both wars were the fight for liberty. If we are to analyze this issue in both wars, we see t
Dolls House
Dolls House
Dolls House “A Doll House” is no more about women’s rights than Shakespeare’s Richard II is about the divine right of kings, or Ghosts about syphilis. . . . Its theme is the need of every individual to find out the kind of person he or she is and to strive to become that person.” (Bloom 28) Ibsen portays this behavior in A Doll House through one of the main characters, Nora Helmer, by setting the scene in Norway in 1872. In the late 1800s, women did not play an important role in society at all.
The Goals and Failures of the First and Second Rec
The Goals and Failures of the First and Second Rec
The Goals and Failures of the First and Second Reconstructions The Goals and Failures of the First and Second Reconstructions Some people say we\'ve got a lot of malice some say its a lot of nerve. But, I say we won\'t quit moving until we get what we deserve. We have been bucked and we have been conned. We have been treated bad, talked about as just bones. But just as it takes two eyes to eyes make a pair. Brother we won\'t quit until we get our share. Say it loud- I\'m Black and I\'m Proud. Ja
Thomas Jefferson1
Thomas Jefferson1
Thomas Jefferson1 Third President of the United States of America. Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) was the third president of the United States and a creator of the Declaration of Independence. Thomas Jefferson was a philosopher, politician, scientist, architect, inventor, musician, and writer. Thomas Jefferson was also one of the smartest leaders in history. His father was named Peter Jefferson, a very rich Farmer from Virginia. Thomass Mother, Jane Randolph Jefferson, was part of the Randolph fa
The Abortion Issue
The Abortion Issue
The Abortion Issue The History of Abortion in the United States Abortion is a topic that has been around since the beginning of time. Each person has their own viewpoints, but the problem is the majority of society has little knowledge about abortion. Abortion in teens is only increasing every year, since the morality factor seems to apply no longer. There are many medical hazards that also exist in procedure with an abortion. Americans feel that it is only the mother’s choice whether or not to
Lyndon Bains Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 i
Lyndon Bains Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 i
Lyndon Bains Johnson was born on August 27, 1908 in a small town near Johnson City, Texas. He went to school at Southwest Texas State Teachers Collage where he learned compassion for the poverty of others when he taught students of Mexican descent (Kearns 2). He graduated in 1930. Four years later he married a woman named Claudia Taylor and together they had two children, Lynda and Lucie. Johnson became President at the age of 55 when President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed. When he took o
Capital Punishment - Injustice
Capital Punishment - Injustice
Capital Punishment - Injustice Looking out for the state of the public’s satisfaction in the scheme of capital sentencing does not constitute serving justice. Today’s system of capital punishment is frought with inequalities and injustices. The commonly offered arguments for the death penalty are filled with holes. “It was a deterrent. It removed killers. It was the ultimate punishment. It is biblical. It satisfied the public’s need for retribution. It relieved the anguish of the victim’s family
Sedition Act Of 1798
Sedition Act Of 1798
Sedition Act Of 1798 The Sedition Act of 1798 For the first few years of Constitutional government, under the leadership of George Washington, there was a unity, commonly called Federalism that even James Madison (the future architect of the Republican Party) acknowledged in describing the Republican form of government-- “ And according to the degree of pleasure and pride we feel in being republicans, ought to be our zeal in cherishing the spirit and supporting the character of Federalists.” Alt
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott
The Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery Bus Boycott The Montgomery bus boycott changed the way people lived and reacted to each other. The American civil rights movement began a long time ago, as early as the seventeenth century, with blacks and whites all protesting slavery together. The peak of the civil rights movement came in the 1950\'s starting with the successful bus boycott in Montgomery Alabama. The civil rights movement was lead by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who preached nonviolence
Capital Pumishment
Capital Pumishment
Capital Pumishment Capital Punishment - Injustice of Society The state of the public’s satisfaction in the ways of capital sentencing does not constitute serving justice. Today’s system of capital punishment is fought with inequalities and injustices. The commonly offered arguments for the death penalty are filled with holes. It was a deterrent. It removed killers. It was the ultimate punishment. It is biblical. It satisfied the public’s need for retribution. It relieved the anguish of the victi
Reinsurance Business
Reinsurance Business
Reinsurance Business QUOTA SHARE REINSURANCE AGREEMENT DWVD NO. 900804 for BASIC COLLEGE ACCIDENT AND SICKNESS MEDICAL EXPENSE INSURANCE (hereinafter referred to as the Agreement) made and entered into by GERBER LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY White Plains, NY (hereinafter referred to as the Company) and PHOENIX HOME LIFE MUTUAL INSURANCE COMPANY Enfield, CT (hereinafter referred to as the Reinsurer) EFFECTIVE: January 1, 1999 - December 31, 1999 Table of Contents ARTICLE I – PARTIES TO AGREEMENT 1 ARTIC
Abraham Lincoln The Politician
Abraham Lincoln The Politician
Abraham Lincoln The Politician Abraham Lincoln: Moral, Just, and Practical Today in the United States one of the most controversial issues is race relations. Mainstream America would like to exist in an environment of integration and race independent societal construct. However, one cannot negate the existence of racially motivated problems. Slavery, which is a primary component of the development of what we call modern American culture and its abolition could be considered the moment where race
Death Penalty10 misc10
Death Penalty10 misc10
Death Penalty10 misc10 The idea of putting another human to death is hard to completely fathom. The physical mechanics involved in the act of execution are easy to grasp, but the emotions involved in carrying out a death sentence on another person, regardless of how much they deserve it, is beyond my understanding. I know it must be painful, dehumanizing, and sickening. The Eight Amendment says" Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments
Flag Burning
Flag Burning
Flag Burning Flag Burning can be and usually is a very controversial issue. Many people are offended by the thought of destroying this countrys symbol of liberty and freedom. During a political protest during the 1984 Republican Convention, Gregory Lee Johnson was arrested for burning an American flag. Years later in 1989, Johnson got the decision overturned by the United States Supreme Court. In the same year, the state of Texas passed the Flag Protection Act, which prohibited any form of dese
Feminism 150 years of action
Feminism 150 years of action
feminism 150 years of action Last year marked the 150th Anniversary of a movement by women to achieve full civil rights in this country. Over the past seven generations, dramatic social and legal changes have been accomplished that are now so accepted that they go unnoticed by people whose lives they have utterly changed. ( Eisenberg 1) Many people who have lived through the recent decades of this process have come to accept what has transpired. And younger people, for the most part, can hardly
9-11: Why USA?
9-11: Why USA?
9-11: Why USA? 9-11: Why USA? "First, differences among civilizations are not only real; they are basic. Civilizations are differentiated from each other by history, language, culture, tradition, and, most important, religion" (Huntington 450). On Tuesday September 11, 2001 the unthinkable happened in America. The two World Trade Centers in New York City, along with the Pentagon in Washington D.C., were struck by airplanes that were hijacked by terrorists. This terrible tragedy killing thousands
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action Affirmative Action For many years, people have presumed that Affirmative Action has played and continues to play a vital and important role in the lives of most minorities . However, some people have raised questions about the effectiveness of Affirmative Action. Since it\'s conception, it has been believed that in some instances, Affirmative Action has been more harmful then helpful. One may ask the question, is Affirmative Action really worth fighting for? Some may argue, th
The Press And Media Cause Rampant Swaying Of The E
The Press And Media Cause Rampant Swaying Of The E
The Press And Media Cause Rampant Swaying Of The Election Votes Throug The Press and Media Cause Rampant Swaying of the Election Votes Through Their Opinions and Reports Today, the press and media cause rampant swaying of the vote through their own opinions and reports. People are often misled with half-truths and believable rumors that can aid or ruin an election. Journalists and the newspapers often print things too hastily, without first investigating the truth or at least both sides of a sto
Right To Die
Right To Die
Right To Die In John A. Robertson\'s essay, "Cruzan: No Rights Violated," he argues that the decision made by the Missouri Supreme Court to deny Nancy Beth Cruzan\'s parents\' request to have their daughter\'s artificial nutrition and hydration tube removed was not a violation of Nancy Beth Cruzan\'s right to refuse treatment because she had not personally refused treatment. Robertson also claims that keeping Cruzan alive with this particular medical treatment does not alienate her constitutiona
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action I. "We didn’t land on Plymouth Rock, my brothers and sisters – Plymouth Rock landed on us!" Malcolm X’s observation is brought out by the facts of American History. Snatched from their native land, transported thousands of miles – in a nightmare of disease and death – and sold into slavery, blacks were reduced to the legal status of farm animals. Even after emancipation, blacks were segregated from whites – in some states by law, and by social practice almost everywhere. Ameri
Civil war
Civil war
Civil war Causes Results of the Civil War The Civil War, in U.S. history, was a conflict that pitted the Northern states of the American Union against the Southern states. The war raged for 4 years (1861-65) and was marked by some of the fiercest military campaigns of modern history. Large armies were involved in large movements, and entire populations were engaged in supporting the war efforts of both sides. The war had international impact, not only because of the growing international stature
POLITICS
POLITICS
POLITICS Penalty for Bias-Motivated Crimes On June 11, 1993, the United State Supreme Court upheld Wisconsin\'s penalty enhancement law, which imposes harsher sentences on criminals who "intentionally select the person against whom the crime...is committed..because of the race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry of that person." Chief Justice Rehnquist delivered the opinion of the unanimous Court. This paper argues against the decision, and will attempt
Gun Control
Gun Control
Gun Control Gun Control Government 2301 02 November 1996 A Well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms , shall not be infringed. Amendment II, Bill of Rights Constitution of the U.S. The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure that people in general have arms for personal service, or was it intended to insure arms for mili
The First and Second Reconstructions held out the
The First and Second Reconstructions held out the
The First and Second Reconstructions held out the great promise of rectifying racial injustices in America. The First Reconstruction, emerging out of the chaos of the Civil War had as its goals equality for Blacks in voting, politics, and use of public facilities. The Second Reconstruction emerging out of the booming economy of the 1950\'s, had as its goals, integration, the end of Jim Crow and the more amorphous goal of making America a biracial democracy where, "the sons of former slaves and t
The City Of Today
The City Of Today
The City Of Today Glorious, glorious England. As the Empire spreads some say so does its glory ; others mumble of the price which we pay for our greatness. Many of us Londoners have read, if not discussed, the intriguing debate transpiring between Sir Andrew Ure and Sir James Phillips Kay. Are the cities of great England truly representative of the jewels in Her Majesty\'s Crown? Or are they the stain of exploitation and abuse that some have proclaimed? Sir James Phillips Kay, an M.D. at Edinbur
Brown v. Board of Education
Brown v. Board of Education
Brown v. Board of Education In 1896 the Supreme Court had held in Plessy v. Ferguson that racial segregation was permissible as long as equal facilities were provided for both races. Although that decision involved only passenger accommodations on a rail road, the principle of "separate but equal" was applied thereafter to all aspects of public life in states with large black populations. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, decided on May 17, 1954, was one of the most important cases
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Thomas Jefferson is remembered in history not only for the offices he held, but also for his belief in the natural rights of man as expressed in the Declaration of Independence and his faith in the people\'s ability to govern themselves. Through his political career, Thomas Jefferson advocated democratic principles and adhered to his liberal ideology. However, as a president he found it difficult to maintain these policies in the noisy arena of politics. Consequently, circumstan
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action In 1997, three students were denied admission into the University of Michigan. Each of them, in turn, sued the school, charging them with discrimination. In one of the cases, a student was denied admission into Michigan\'s law school. Chicago Sun-Times writers Dave Newbart and Kate Grossman reported that last Monday, June 23, 2003, in a 5-4 majority ruling, swing vote Justice Sandra Day O\'Connor judged for the school maintaining their right to consider the race of their appli
Racism in America
Racism in America
Racism in America Racism has taken on several forms in America over the past several hundred years. The most substantial or well known is the plight of the African American slaves and the injustices they suffered. Today, a new form of racism is developing; one that has always been around but has now entered the forefront of most Americans minds. This new racism is against members of the Middle Eastern culture and religion. The actions of September 11th have not created a new problem, they have j
Does Congress Have Too Much Power Over Commerce?
Does Congress Have Too Much Power Over Commerce?
Does Congress Have Too Much Power Over Commerce? Does Congress Have Too Much Power Over Commerce? Narrow construction is not found in the Constitution, but the powers granted to Congress to regulate commerce are found. Exactly stated, "Congress shall have power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes." This clause has no definite interpretation, but has included many aspects of regulating. The word "commerce" is defined as the exchange
The Republican Party
The Republican Party
The Republican Party The Republican Party Introduction The Republican Party, since its first convention in Michigan in 1854, has had a philosophy that has remained relatively unchanged. Its oath entices Americans to believe that "good government is based on the individual and that each person's ability, dignity, freedom and responsibility must be honored and recognized" How do the Republican philosophies hold up to the ideas of some of the political thinkers that we have discussed in class. In t
PEYOTE AMONG NAVAJO INDIANS
PEYOTE AMONG NAVAJO INDIANS
PEYOTE AMONG NAVAJO INDIANS PEYOTE AMONG NAVAJO INDIANS The Holy People, recognizing the dichotomy of health and illness to be experienced by the mortal man, gave the Navajos the sacred knowledge of healing ceremonies. Thus, for every illness, a ceremony was developed for a potential cure. The power to find out the cause of the illness was also given, so that future generations could learn the art of facilitating healing processes. Healing only takes place when the patient believes in the power
Prayer In School
Prayer In School
Word Count: 703 A very controversial widespread issue today is the right to have prayer in public schools. The proposed amendment reads: “To secure the people’s right to acknowledge God according to the dictates of conscience. The people’s rights to pray and to recognize their belief, heritage or traditions on public property, shall not be infringed. The government shall not require any person to join in the prayer or religious activity, initiate or designate school prayers, discriminate against
Womens Rights
Womens Rights
Womens Rights Beginning in the mid-19th century, several generations of woman suffragesupporters lectured, wrote, marched and disobeyed many rules to change in the Constitution. parades, silence and hunger strikes where used to demonstrate the need for a change in the constitution. Women struggled for their rights ,and they struggled equally to black americans who desired voting rights as well(The Fifteenth Amendment., Susan Banfield pp.11-20). Women had it difficult in the mid-1800s to early 19
Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone
Lucy Stone In the history of women\'s rights, and their leaders, few can compare with the determination and success of Lucy Stone. While many remember Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony for being the most active fighters for women\'s rights, perhaps Stone is even more important. The major goal for women in this time period was gaining women\'s suffrage. That is what many remember or associate with the convention at Seneca Falls. However, Stone was not only trying to gain women\'s suffra
Abortion Laws
Abortion Laws
Abortion Laws in the United States Mr. Bravo Business 306 April 20, 1999 Abortion Laws in the United States Abortion is the spontaneous or induced termination of pregnancy. Freely available, legal abortion in the United States is a relatively new vintage. Before 1960, abortion in virtually all circumstances was a crime in every state. Criminal statues outlawing abortion date from 1821. Legalized abortion was needed for population control, to promote maternal health, to reduce child abuse, to all
When someone mentions the Civil Rights Movement, t
When someone mentions the Civil Rights Movement, t
When someone mentions the Civil Rights Movement, they probably first think of demonstrations such as Rosa Parks' famous bus ride or the March on Washington D.C. However, the movement goes back further than that, to the late 1890s, when Homer Plessy; was arrested for riding in a white-only railroad car because he was bi-racial. Plessy sued on the grounds that a Louisiana statute requiring segregated streetcars violated his right to equal citizenship under the 14th Amendment. (Wexler 6) His effort
	John Marshall Harlan II was born on May 20, 18
John Marshall Harlan II was born on May 20, 18
John Marshall Harlan II was born on May 20, 1899 in Chicago, Illinois. He was born to John Maynard Harlan, an attorney, and Elizabeth Flagg Harlan. John Marshall Harlan II came from a long line of political servants, of whom his grandfather is probably most notable. John Marshall Harlan I, whom John Marshall Harlan II was named after, sat on the Supreme Court as an Associate Justice from 1877 to 1911. Johan Marshall Harlan II is best remembered as the lone dissenter of the �separate but equal
Celebrating Religious Holidays In Public
Celebrating Religious Holidays In Public
Celebrating Religious Holidays In Public It is unconstitutional for local, state or federal governments to favor one religion over another? Government can show favoritism toward religion by displaying religious symbols in public places at taxpayer expense, by sponsoring events like Christmas concerts, caroling, or by supporting the teaching of religious ideas. It appears the United States government has had a history of favoring Christianity. The United States government's favoritism of Christia
Abortion: Birth Control or Legal Murder?
Abortion: Birth Control or Legal Murder?
Abortion: Birth Control or Legal Murder? Approximately 1.6 million murders are committed legally each year. With the exception of laws in few states, the mutilated bodies of the victims are thrown into dumpsters like pieces of rotten meat. While these victims lay waiting in the infested dumpsters to be hauled off to a landfill, the murderers are in their offices waiting for their next patient--the accomplice to the murder. This is the murder of an innocent child by a procedure known as abortion.
Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998
Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998
Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998 "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." That was Margaret Mead's conclusion after a lifetime of observing very diverse cultures around the world. Her insight has been borne out time and again throughout the development of this country of ours. Being allowed to live life in an atmosphere of religious freedom, having a voice in the government you support with your taxes, li