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John Brown's raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry Virginia In O
John Brown's raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry Virginia In O
John Brown's raid on the federal armory at Harpers Ferry, Virginia, In October 1859, involved only a handful of abolitionists, freed no slaves, and was over in two days. Although many Northerners condemned the raid, by 1863 John Brown had become a hero and a martyr in the North. The views about John Brown expressed in the documents illustrate the strained relationship between the North and South before the civil war(1859-1860) and the severely crippled relationship after the civil war. In 1859
Immigrants
Immigrants
Immigrants Should the United States take on more immigrants? Is the United States hurting from immigration problems? These issues have been debated on for generation. According to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, approximately 300,000 illegal immigrants enter the United States annually (Cozic 12). This large number of immigrants causes many different emotions. For some Americans, immigration is an adversity. Many Americans past and present have reacted to immigrants with fear: fear
Assisted Suicide and Canadian Law
Assisted Suicide and Canadian Law
Assisted Suicide and Canadian Law Canada still has not come to a decision on the need for legalizing euthanasia or assisted suicide. A woman named Sue Rodriguez brought it out into open to become one of Canada's famous court debates. In February of 1994, she ended her life with the assistance of her doctor. She suffered from a terminal illness called ALS (a.k.a. amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease). The disease progressively worsens until it robs the individual of all their abi
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment
Crime and Punishment Kenneth Pang 1/4/96 Ever since the beginning of modern society, crime and punishment have been linked together. Depend on the seriousness of the crime, those who break the laws are punished accordingly. As the amount of homicide increased in the passed several years, people are demanding tougher punishments for more murder. Among them, the most supported one was the reapplying of execution as a mean of punishment. This notion could help decrease the number of killing, howeve
Queen Victoria
Queen Victoria
Word Count: 811 Queen Victoria was born in 1819 and she died in 1901. She was queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland (1837-1901) and empress of India (1876-1901). Queen Victoria was born Alexandrina Victoria on May 24, 1819, in Kensington Palace, London. Victoria’s mother was Victoria Mary Louisa, daughter of the duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld. Her father was Edward Augustus, duke of Kent and Strathern, the fourth son of George III and youngest brother of George IV and William I
There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an English
There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an English
There is no logical reason to write a persuasive essay for an English class. Persuasive essays definitely do not need to be a requirement for high school students. The definition of “persuade” in Webster’s New College Dictionary is: To induce one to believe or do something; to argue into an opinion or procedure; to plead with, urge. I have always thought that someone who let his own opinion be changed by someone else is a person who lacks a strong will. I understand that some people have a cert
Kenneth Pang
Kenneth Pang
Kenneth Pang 1/4/96 CRIME AND PUNISHMENT Ever since the beginning of modern society, crime and punishment have been linked together. Depend on the seriousness of the crime, those who break the laws are punished accordingly. As the amount of homicide increased in the passed several years, people are demanding tougher punishments for more murder. Among them, the most supported one was the reapplying of execution as a mean of punishment. This notion could help decrease the number of killing, howev
Legalize marijuana
Legalize marijuana
Word Count: 801 If Marijuana Were To Be Legal Drugs are a major influential force in our country today. The problem has gotten so out of hand that many options are being considered to control it or even solve it. Ending the drug war seems to be a bit impossible. The war on drugs seems to be accomplishing a lot but this is not true. Different options need to be considered. Legalization is an option that hasn't gotten a chance but should be given one. Although many people feel that legalizing mar
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in Ameri
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in Ameri
The legalization of marijuana has been a long debated subject in America since the 1970's. The pro-marijuana society in America has made several claims as to how marijuana can help cure or lessen the effect of some diseases and that by legalizing the drug; the use of pot will actually decline. The fact of the matter is that marijuana is a drug that can be placed into a similar category as cocaine or heroine. Like these other drugs, pot (marijuana) smoking carries with it serious side effects th
Since the evolution of man infants have been born with severe illnesse
Since the evolution of man infants have been born with severe illnesse
Since the evolution of man, infants have been born with severe illnesses. These infants may be able to survive due to advancing technologies, but are left with possible and probable defects. Many infants will die even though they are being treated because they are not equipped to sustain life. These circumstances have led to the debatable issue of infant euthanasia, or mercy killing, to allow these babies an end to their suffering, and die peacefully. While many people feel that euthanasia is m
Gambling to bet money on the outcome of a game contest or other event
Gambling to bet money on the outcome of a game contest or other event
Gambling, to bet money on the outcome of a game, contest, or other event. To take a risk in the hope of gaining an advantage; speculate. Gambling has many advantages as well as disadvantages. Children will be neglected and crime rates will increase. Nevertheless, aid in cutting the island's budget deficit and dropping the unemployment rate are just some of the examples that we can benefit from gambling. Should Casino gambling be legalized? That is the question that the people are pondering.    
Assisted Suicide Cannot be a Right
Assisted Suicide Cannot be a Right
Assisted Suicide Cannot be a Right Everyone who is born will die. All humans face death sooner or later in their lifetime. It is the wish of many, especially suffering individuals, to die peacefully and without pain. Death is beyond our control, but should we be allowed to decide the time of our death? There are proponents on both sides of this controversial issue, but with all the complications and dangers associated with legalizing assisted suicide, it should not become an option available to
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects
Woodstock - The Cultural Effects by Katie Bohr The Woodstock Music and Art and Festival was held August 15 - 17, 1969 on a farm near Woodstock, New York. The farm was owned by Max Yasgur. It was a rock music festival and the starting event of the era known as the Counterculture. Attracted by the presence of the most famous rock music bands and performers of the time, a huge crowd of almost 500,000 fans camped in a meadow and for three days lived in a heavy atmosphere of amplified music drugs an
Should Assistance Be Allowed
Should Assistance Be Allowed
Should Assistance Be Allowed? 1 ENG 1301 3 December 2002 The origin of the word euthanasia is from the Greek eu meaning “good” and thanos meaning “death”. Euthanasia has been traced as far back as ancient Greek and Roman civilizations. These ancient societies approved of voluntary euthanasia. Religion increased as time passed and life was viewed to be sacred. This caused euthanasia to be seen as wrong in all forms. Euthanasia is the action of inducing the painless death of a person for reasons a
Euthanasia 8209 Response to Anti Euthanasia Essay
Euthanasia 8209 Response to Anti Euthanasia Essay
Euthanasia  Response to Anti Euthanasia Essay English 101 Final Paper Euthanasia is a topic that provokes as much controversy as capital punishment, primarily because it is irreversible. The question of euthanasia being right or wrong is one that most would prefer left alone. However, recent publicity on changes to existing laws has ignited considerable discussion and has forced open the door to a much wider audience. The issues related to direct euthanasia have raised many questions in my mind
One Compromise for Another
One Compromise for Another
One Compromise for Another 1 ENC 1102 16 Feb 2004 Elizabeth Joseph’s “My Husbands Nine Wives”, has stirred up controversial issues about polygamy. Joseph provides an outline of her life as a happily married wife that totally accepts the fact that her husband has eight other wives. She states that her husbands’ polygamy lifestyle has helped “the problems of successfully juggling career, motherhood, and marriage” (Joseph 148). Although she feels she has the perfect lifestyle, does she just substit
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia The applied ethical issue of euthanasia, or mercy killing, concerns whether it is morally permissible for a third party, such as a physician, to end the life of a terminally ill patient who is in intense pain. The euthanasia controversy is part of a larger issue concerning the right to die. Staunch defenders of personal liberty argue that all of us are morally entitled to end our lives when we see fit. Thus, according to these people, suicide is in principle morally permissible. For h
Marijuana
Marijuana
Marijuana Did you ever wonder why smoking tobacco is legal went it is addictive and has basically no heath benefits. I feel that the US should legalize marijuana, a non addictive drug that can actually be beneficial? Four million Americans smoke marijuana on a regular basis. USA Today states that in 2001, 34% of Americans 18 to 49 year olds favor of legalization of marijuana in the United States. The 62% of people that oppose marijuana are the elderly, regular church goers, and republicans. Mari
Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized
Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized
Euthanasia Should Not Be Legalized Tuesday, October 15, 2002 “I wish I could kill myself”. Many of us have spoken these words at least once in our life. 2) But, how many of us actually meant it? 1) Euthanasia is the act or practice of ending the life of an individual suffering from a terminal illness. Although euthanasia may seem reasonable, euthanasia is in fact a horrible solution to terminally ill patients. People that unfortunately have terminal illnesses should not be killed solely for the
MERCY KILLING IS NOT MERCIFUL IT IS A MURDER DISCUSS
MERCY KILLING IS NOT MERCIFUL IT IS A MURDER DISCUSS
‘MERCY KILLING IS NOT MERCIFUL: IT IS A MURDER.’ DISCUSS. Thesis Statement Euthanasia is the act of causing somebody to die gently and without pain, especially those suffering from a painful incurable disease. It is a voluntary act when patients who are suffering from incurable diseases decide to end their life without going through the long, painful and distressing process. There are many reasons why euthanasia is not the best resort and also why it is beneficial in some cases. This decision is
Pro Same-Sex Marriage
Pro Same-Sex Marriage
Pro Same-Sex Marriage When it comes to marriage, I feel everyone should have that right. Marriage is a very important decision, which no one should interfere with. For instance, here is a passage from Patricia Nell Warren's essay entitled Homosexuality Is a Legitimate Choice. Today some radical-right church leaders wish to bend APA[i] policy [which denies that homosexuality is not a disorder] to their belief that homosexuality is a crime, no different than murder and theft-as per some passages o
Waging War against the War on Drugs
Waging War against the War on Drugs
Waging War against the War on Drugs There exists a War on Drugs in our nation; a war that we are unfortunately losing. Our government is protecting the monopoly of the black market by prohibiting the use of non-prescription drugs. There is a great demand for which there must be a great supply and the present laws forbidding drug trade and usage promote the growth of the black market. It is time that we realize that the multi-dimensional socio-economic problem does not have one solution and that
Cuba
Cuba
Cuba Cuba from 1959 through the late 1980s, it accomplished its major goals: sovereignty and independence, equalizing income and fostering social justice. Thanks to the revolution, Cuba was transformed from an informal United States colony through 1958, into a proud nation. In the 1970s and 80s, Cuban troops fought battles in Angola that changed the history of southern Africa.For forty plus years Cuban artists of all genres, athletes, doctors and scientists became world-renowned. The revolution
If only God had made Adam Steve instead of Adam Eve
If only God had made Adam Steve instead of Adam Eve
If only God had made Adam Steve, instead of Adam Eve… Comp-II, Sec-003 06/17/04 In “Let Gays Marry,” Andrew Sullivan responds to conservative objections to same-sex marriages, by arguing that allowing such unions would actually promote traditional values, such as fidelity, monogamy, and love. It should logically appeal to straight conservatives, who deplore gay male promiscuity, that the declaration of Supreme Court: “A state cannot deem a class of persons a stranger to its laws,” now assigns eq
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia 04/28/04 Ethics Euthanasia is one of society's most widely and hotly debated moral issues. It has pained and exhausted the courts for entirely too long, questioning the ethics and morality of the issue. It is a never-ending loop that by no means considers our right, or the victim's right, to freedom. It has pierced the pocket books of American taxpayers extensively and should be put to rest with only this statement. As the author Derek Humphry has stated, I believe that euthanasia is
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA
THE PROS AND CONS OF THE LEGALIZATION OF MARIJUANA NOTE: THIS PAPER REC’D AN “A” grade at a Calif. Community College……YEAR 2002, Admin. Of Justice class…. The United States is a country full of controversy. It was even settled by people who had come from a country in the midst of controversy. Many controversial issues do not have a clear solution that makes everyone happy and oftentimes a compromise is essential in order to move on. When it comes to the controversy of legalizing marijuana, howev
Steriods
Steriods
Steriods The controversial issue of steroid abuse is among the most popular of the controlled substance problems. Steroid usage in sports has many moral and ethical questions, but this has not always been the case. This situation with steroid is a case of sociocultural evolution as an adaptive process. This implies that a rational response has been created based on the social patterns concerning anabolic steroids. It also means that as the problem changed, the response to the problem also change
The Case for Euthanasia Should Physician-Assisted Suicide be
The Case for Euthanasia Should Physician-Assisted Suicide be
The Case for Euthanasia: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide be Legalized? Throughout the twentieth century, major scientific and medical advances have greatly enhanced the life expectancy of the average person. However, there are many instances where doctors can preserve life artificially. In these cases where the patient suffers from a terminal disease or remains in a persistent vegetative state or PVS from which they cannot voice their wishes for continuation or termination of life, the quest
The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare
The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare
The purpose of this paper is to discuss marijuana and compare both sides of the issue of legalizing marijuana. We have two factions fighting each other; one those who are pro-marijuana and those who are anti-marijuana. These two factions have been fighting on this issue on the halls of justice for years. Pro marijuana legalization groups such as the Physician's Association for AIDS Care, National Lymphoma Foundation argue that marijuana should be legalized in order to treat terminally ill patien
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very
The question of whether to legalize drugs or not is a very controversial and important issue. Drugs affect so many areas of society. The U.S. population has an extremely high rate of alcohol and drug abuse (Grolier). Several groups have formed and spoken out regarding their position. Speaking Out Against Drug Legalization is the first step in helping to deliver the credible, consistent message about the risks and costs of the legalization of drugs to people in terms that make sense to them. T
Over time marriage has been the solid base for procreation and child r
Over time marriage has been the solid base for procreation and child r
Over time, marriage has been the solid base for procreation and child rearing, which is the foundation of family and social life. There is recognition that allowing polygamous or closely related couples into our marriage system would be dysfunctional in our society. Does this not apply to same-sex marriage as well? The social unacceptability of same-sex marriage, the danger of contracting AIDS, and the bad influence on children prove that same-sex marriage should not be legalized. Homosexual act
Drugs Legalization
Drugs Legalization
Drugs Legalization For several decades drugs have been one of the major problems of society. There have been escalating costs spent on the war against drugs and countless dollars spent on rehabilitation, but the problem still exists. Not only has the drug problem increased but drug related problems are on the rise. Drug abuse is a killer in our country. Some are born addicts(crack babies), while others become users.The result of drug abuse is thousands of addicts in denial. The good news is the
Homosexual Marraige
Homosexual Marraige
Homosexual Marraige LAW (Gay Rights/Legislation) Constitutionality of Same Sex Marriage in the United States of America The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized,
Through the years gambling has become America's
Through the years gambling has become America's
Through the years, gambling has become America's pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations(in billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made 2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales, 20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than movies.2 This number has increased to this high level because of the growth in the amount of legalized gambling establishments and the accessibility to these establishments,
To the AIDS or cancer patient it is the plant that fights nausea and a
To the AIDS or cancer patient it is the plant that fights nausea and a
To the AIDS or cancer patient, it is the plant that fights nausea and appetite loss. To the nutritionist, its seed is second only to the soybean in nutritional value, and is a source of cooking oil and vitamins. To the paper or cloth manufacturer, it is the plant that provided much of our paper and clothing for hundreds of years and produces four times more fiber per acre than trees. To the environmentalist, it is the plant that could greatly slow deforestation, restore robbed nutrients by other
Legality
Legality
Legality Although it is clear that society is unhappy with current efforts to stop illegal drug smuggling, illegal drug use and distribution, no one seems to know what should be done. With drug use and drug related crime on the rise, some Americans argue that current drug legislation is too easy on drug offenders. Society at large asks, Can we ever stop illegal drugs and their use? It is a question that unfortunately has no easy answer. More and more people in America feel that if this country
The Ban on Marijuana
The Ban on Marijuana
The Ban on Marijuana Marijuana is a plant containing THC (tetrahydrocannabino) which is smoked to get a sensation of relaxation or to get high. It has many slang terms which include ganja, hash, bang, etc. There are groups that want marijuana legalized for medical purposes. I am convinced that the U.S. government should not allow any form of legalization of marijuana for civilian use. Marijuana should not be used in any way or form for any purpose. Legalizing marijuana can be harmful to the p
Abortion has been practiced since the beginning of civilization In anc
Abortion has been practiced since the beginning of civilization In anc
Abortion has been practiced since the beginning of civilization. In ancient Assyria abortion was a crime and if caught, the woman was killed on a stake and not allowed to be buried. Through the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe abortion was legal until the Catholic church conflicted. In 1588 Pope Sixtus V called abortion the same as murder and subject to the same penalties. But within 3 years Pope Gregory XVI eliminated penalties if abortion was before 40 days after conception. In 1869
Prostitution Should Be Legalized
Prostitution Should Be Legalized
Prostitution Should Be Legalized On city streets across the United States, hundreds of prostitutes begin their work when the sun sets. Not only do these women face a night of providing sexual services to patrons, they also face the fear of abuse from clients and police and attacks by men who target prostitutes. These and other acts of violence against sex workers go unreported because law enforcement either dismisses the prostitutes’ claims because of the women’s line of work or arrests them by
There should have been a NO vote on Proposition 215
There should have been a NO vote on Proposition 215
There should have been a NO vote on Proposition 215! Marijuana is NOT a medicine! There currently exists controversy concerning smoking marijuana as a medicine. Many leaders and members of the public have been misled, by the well financed and organized pro-drug legalization lobby, into believing there is merit to their argument that smoking marijuana is a safe and effective medicine. A review of the scientific research, expert medical testimony and government agency findings shows this to be fal
Abortion is one of the most important issues bouncing around the legal
Abortion is one of the most important issues bouncing around the legal
Abortion is one of the most important issues bouncing around the legal system in this country today. Terminating an unwanted human's life is a very sensitive concept and takes much thought. In 1973, the U.S. Supreme Court decided to rule the ban on abortion unconstitutional, thus legalizing it nationwide. The trial was Roe vs. Wade. Though it abortion was made legal nationwide, many states still outlaw abortion. These states include Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, the
Many critics of the Roe v Wade resolution dispute that the Supreme Cou
Many critics of the Roe v Wade resolution dispute that the Supreme Cou
Many critics of the Roe v Wade resolution dispute that the Supreme Court's decision was mistaken because, as said by Robert Bork, the right to abort, whatever one thinks of it, is not to be found in the Constitution. Consequently, they say the court did not translate the Constitution at all in making their influential mark on the citizens of the United States. Ronald Dworkin, on the other hand holds a different perspective of this situation. He tends to believe that although the technical ter
The Legalization of Marijuana for All Purposes
The Legalization of Marijuana for All Purposes
The Legalization of Marijuana for All Purposes Drugs are major problem in our society today. Although the Canadian government has taken measures against drugs, in stiffening laws concerning the cultivation and trafficking of drugs and various media awareness programs, the problem continues to get worse. The government is exercising many options to control the problem or even solve the problem. It seems as if the war on drugs is a futile war or at least next to impossible to win. The governmen
Introduction In this speech I will be talking about what marijuana is
Introduction In this speech I will be talking about what marijuana is
Introduction: In this speech I will be talking about what marijuana is and what its affects are , and should marijuana be legalized or not? I. Maijuana is a drug from dried up parts of the hemp plant cannibis. Marijuana isn’t a narcotic. Marijuana cancause hollusinations and slows down the cardination and impared ability to preform skilled acts. In 4,000 years of history no one has ever died from a pot over dose. II. I think that marijuana should be legalized for many reasons. Another reason is
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana
Legalization of Marijuana There are several reasons to legalize marijuana. Marijuana is a drug that comes from the plant Cannabis sativa. When you smoke marijuana, the chemical tetrahydrocannabinol goes into your brain and makes you feel “high”. That is why it is classified as a minor psychedelic. It does not produce a “trip”, or full psychedelic experience, like other drugs such as mushrooms, acid or other such hallucinogens. Marijuana was first used by the ancient Chinese in the year 2000, BC
MarijuanaAtleast Its Not Cocaine
MarijuanaAtleast Its Not Cocaine
Marijuana....Atleast It’s Not Cocaine Anorexia, Asthma, Nausea, Pain, Alcoholism, Glaucoma, Epilepsy, Depression, Migraine, Anxiety, Insomnia, Cancer: These are just some of the diseases that can benefit from the use of marijuana. Currently, the possession and smoking of marijuana is illegal except in a few rare instances. It is time that the government gets over the sociopolitical stereotype of marijuana usage by only hippies and teenagers and start to realize that marijuana has several far re
A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly becaus
A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly becaus
A considerable size of society is in favor of Euthanasia mostly because they feel that as a democratic country, we as free individuals, have the right to decide for ourselves whether or not it is our right to determine when to terminate someone's life. The stronger and more widely held opinion is against Euthanasia primarily because society feels that it is god's task to determine when one of his creations time has come, and we as human beings are in no position to behave as god and end someone
With the new technologies and medical advances of today we are able to
With the new technologies and medical advances of today we are able to
With the new technologies and medical advances of today, we are able to do what was once thought impossible in the medical field. Yet, along with these technologies and advances come a series of fiercely debated controversies that leave our nation divided. One such controversy is assisted suicide, which entails ending the life of a terminally ill patient upon his request. Assisted suicide should be legalized because it gives mercy to these patients, it relieves the emotional and financial strai
In America we perform abortions execute murderers and draft men so the
In America we perform abortions execute murderers and draft men so the
In America, we perform abortions, execute murderers and draft men so they may die for their own country. But if we mention the subject of euthanasia, people start to have their own opinion as to whether it is legal or illegal? Should the patient have the right to decide on his/her illness? There is a document that an individual can fill out in which decisions can be made in advance regarding his/her health care. There are many people that would debate both sides of this issue. Dr. Christian Bar
During the 1960s drug use was common and widespread in the United Stat
During the 1960s drug use was common and widespread in the United Stat
During the 1960’s drug use was common and widespread in the United States. While still illegal, the punishments were not nearly as severe as they are today. Beginning in the early 70’s society struggled with the idea of such heavy drug use and responded with a war on drugs, making drug use an illegal activity. America’s war on drugs has continued until today, and despite our government’s efforts drug use is still widespread. The war on drugs is an ineffective way to curb drug use. America shoul