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America Fortress of Freedom
America Fortress of Freedom
America Fortress of Freedom Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. -Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address, 1863 Created equal and free, unlike in many other countries were you are born either royalty or a peasant. Yes, they did have slaves when the Declaration of Independence was written and signed. It was normal every day life to have slaves; they didn't see
England had the best type of government during the age of absolutism 1
England had the best type of government during the age of absolutism 1
England had the best type of government during the age of absolutism (1500-1789) in Europe. England was a constitutional monarch which meant that the power of the monarch (the king or queen) was limited by the laws made by the parliament. England's government was different from that of most other countries in that most of Europe during that time was ruled by absolute rulers, but England was ruled by a monarchy and the parliament. The relationship between the kings and the parliament sometimes w
Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights
Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights
Marijuana Prohibition is a Violation of First Amendment Rights Let me ask you something… if you had a choice, what would it be: Marijuana or Martinis? This question appeared in the New York Times on Tuesday, May 12th, 1998. Due to the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 the only legal choice that you and the 18 million other adults who used marijuana last year can make is the martini (Against Drug Prohibition ix). The legal acceptance of alcohol, however, does not exclude it from the category of a
Wal-Mart is taking Over
Wal-Mart is taking Over
Wal-Mart is taking Over Is Wal-Mart good for communities, or is Wal-Mart a wolf in sheep's clothing? With a gross annual sales of over $67 billion and more than 2,000 stores, Wal-Mart is one of the biggest corporations in the United States. Wal- Mart opens a new store once every two days in small communities and cities across the United States, however, are these stores good for these communities, or are they wrecking havok? When you look down at the fine print Wal-Mart doesn't earn it's money i
Mitchell v Wisconsin Why Mitchell v Wisconsin Sucked
Mitchell v Wisconsin Why Mitchell v Wisconsin Sucked
Mitchell v. Wisconsin: Why Mitchell v. Wisconsin Sucked 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 deliverd the opinion of the unanimous Court. This paper argues against the decision, and wi
Constitutional Democracy
Constitutional Democracy
Constitutional Democracy The basic premise of a constitutional democracy is that government has rules and all of the people have voices. Through free and fair elections we elect candidates to represent us. The Constitution of the United States guarantees us the right to do this, and to live democratically. The framers attacked tyrannical government and advanced the following ideas: that government comes from below, not from above, and that it derives its powers from the consent of the governed;
Democracy
Democracy
Democracy Andy Carroll July 8th, 1996 I. Meaning of Democracy II. Summary of Places and Dates III. Features of Democracy IV. Types of Democracy V. Early Democracy A. Athens B. Rome VI. Middle Ages and England VII. The Renaissance A. United States of America B. France VIII. Modern Times IX. Important People Demos Kratia, or democracy, as it is used today, means “ the people rule.” A democracy is a form of government is run by the people of that country through elections and representation. A demo
Democratic World Government - An Outline Structure
Democratic World Government - An Outline Structure
Democratic World Government - An Outline Structure Introduction - problems and benefits of World Government The idea of world government has not received a good press for many years. It tends to make most of us think of Stalinist dictators and fascist domination of the globe. I wish to argue, though, that there is a viable form of democratic world government which could bring many benefits. A democratic world government that really worked would lead to a major increase in the freedom enjoyed by
Personal Freedom In the United States of America
Personal Freedom In the United States of America
Personal Freedom In the United States of America No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violat
Militant Monks
Militant Monks
Militant Monks The Knights Templar, a military order of monks answerable only to the Pope himself, were founded in 1118. Their primary responsibility, at least initially, was to provide protection to Christians making pilgrimages to the Holy Land. They rose in power, both religious and secular, to become one of the richest and most powerful entities in Christendom. By the time of their disbandment in 1307, this highly secretive organization controlled vast wealth, a fleet of merchant ships, and
Steiner's Model
Steiner's Model
Steiner's Model Steiner's model on programming preferences and broadcasting choices tries to show how stations come to the conclusion of what programming to show. This model goes on the assumption that broadcasters will go after the largest audience possible. Going on the information given about this hypothetical situation, we can predict what each of the four stations in this market will show. There are three distinct audience preferences. The first groups of 1200 viewers has a first programmi
Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the
Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the
  Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the '60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and ghetto riots excited
Firearms Vital Tools for Self Defense
Firearms Vital Tools for Self Defense
Firearms; Vital Tools for Self Defense or Deadly Killers? Introduction There are presently in excess of 200 million guns in the United States, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Each year this number grows by 4 to 5 million. There are 60 to 65 million legal owners of one or more guns.1 There is a firearm on the premises of more than half the households in America. Most of them keep guns for protection. The others keep them for hunting, target shooting, collecting, and simi
A major topic of conversation nowadays is whether or not voilence on t
A major topic of conversation nowadays is whether or not voilence on t
A major topic of conversation nowadays is whether or not voilence on television causes children to bahave more violently. Shortly after I began to research this topic, I realized that it is not a clear cut issue. Evidence can be easily found to support each position. In the following essay I will examine the different positions that can ba taken on this topic and try ro form my own view on the affect violent TV has on chidren. The first position I will examine is the one in which it is believed
The French Revolution
The French Revolution
The French Revolution The French Revolution was an unstable, blood-filled time. With 20,000 sent to the guillotine and an equal number to prison, it is not hard to find importance but rather to find meaning. The most crucial thing to look for in the revolution is justification, reasons that excuse or bring significance to the deaths of many. John Locke, a philosophe of the time, may have argued that a leader who does not provide his people with inalienable rights is grounds for dismissal in the
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England Latin Anglia political division of the island of Great Britain
England (Latin Anglia), political division of the island of Great Britain, constituting, with Wales, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England occupies all of the island east of Wales and south of Scotland, another division of the United Kingdom. Established as an independent monarchy many centuries ago, England in time achieved political control over the rest of the island, all the British Isles, and vast sections of the world, becoming the nuc
When I think back of the stories that I have heard about how the Nativ
When I think back of the stories that I have heard about how the Nativ
When I think back of the stories that I have heard about how the Native American Indians were driven from their land and forced to live on the reservations one particular event comes to my mind. That event is the Battle of the Little Big Horn. It is one of the few times that the Oglala Sioux made history with them being the ones who left the battlefield as winners. When stories are told, or when the media dares to tamper with history, it is usually the American Indians who are looked upon as th
Russia History WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution The quotation
Russia History WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution The quotation
Russia, History, WWI Steps Towards the Russian Revolution The quotation, ‘I shall maintain the principle of autocracy just as firmly and unflinchingly as it was preserved by my unforgettable dead father.' (Nicholas II) In spite of the Czar's decrees and declarations, Russia, by the beginning of the 20th century, was overripe for revolution, is supported by political and socioeconomic conditions late monarchial Russia. Nicholas II was the Czar of Russia from 1896-1917, and his rule was the brut
Freedom in the United States
Freedom in the United States
Freedom in the United States No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the bounds of th
Twelve Locations in Huck Finn
Twelve Locations in Huck Finn
Twelve Locations in Huck Finn St. Petersburg As the story opens, Huck Finn has been adopted by the Widow Douglas who wants to make him conform to the way and views of society. It is with this forced learning that Huck finds that he is not comfortable with the situation. Huck Finn, a boy of approximately 12 years, is the son of the town drunk. Widow Douglas adopts him so that she can civilize him and raise him to be a gentleman. Huck does not like the dull ways of the Widow. Though she is nurturi
Affirmative Action Is it legal Is it even needed
Affirmative Action Is it legal Is it even needed
Affirmative Action – Is it legal? Is it even needed? When the school year draws to close, college-bound seniors have completed the college forms and eagerly await acceptance - or dread rejection - from the college of their choice. However, as most people know, there is much more to college admissions than a marshmallow bonfire by the mailbox. The question is, by what process do universities examine student applications and determine a qualified candidate? As a lawyer representing Barbara Grutte
Lauren Lay
Lauren Lay
Lauren Lay 11:40 Western Civilization Absolutism: Chapter 15 Wednesday, April 14, 2004 Absolutism The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries were hard times in Europe. The Reformation brought much confusion and mishap to the people. Many people believed in The Divine Right of Kings, which eventually led to the formation of an autocracy, or rule by a single person. This person was not to be questioned or disobeyed; this soon became known as absolutism, since the monarch ruled with absolute power, t
Continental Congress
Continental Congress
Continental Congress The Continental Congress met in one of the most conservative of the seaport towns from which the revolutionary movement stemmed. Philadelphia patriots complained that there was more Toryism in Pennsylvania than in all the colonies combined; certainly the Quakers who dominated the province were more concerned in putting down radicalism at home than resisting tyranny from abroad. The character of the delegates who assembled in Philadelphia in September 1774 was likewise a good
Analysis of the Constitution the United States
Analysis of the Constitution the United States
Analysis of the Constitution the United States The Constitution of the United States was essentially designed in order to better the United States government. The Preamble explains the precise purpose for why the document was created. It was formulated “in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity” (A-10). There are many distinc
Anti-War Movements
Anti-War Movements
Anti-War Movements The oral records of the anti-war protests, tells us that the experiences of the anti-war movements was deeply enshrined in political ideologies, however greatly varied with the society in which the protesters lived in. It must be acknowledged that the experience of the Australian anti-war movement was much ‘less profound’ than it was in America, and to understand this topic, this point must be accepted. Curthoys recognizes, accepts, and explains this point in her text. Anne Cu
Divorce
Divorce
Divorce Over recent years, the rate of divorce has increase dramatically a consequence of social changes. Each country possesses its own legal system and regulations at respect. However, there is only one similarities and many differences between English legislation and Colombian’s concerning divorce. First at all, the time of the marriage is important. Thus in England the petition to get divorce require to be solicited at least 1 year after has got marriage, whereas, in Colombia couples can acq
The Black Panther Party for Self 8209 Defense Huey P Newton an Bobby S
The Black Panther Party for Self 8209 Defense Huey P Newton an Bobby S
The Black Panther Party for Self  Defense: Huey P. Newton an Bobby Seale 8April03 History 204 In 1964, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his nonviolent methods of attempting to attain change for american Blacks through leadership. Nonviolence had achieved success with the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. Segregation and the barriers set up for american Blacks to keep them from voting were seemingly easier to overcome than were the issues
September 11
September 11
September 11 In a post September 11 world, the confusion and fear pumped into the American population powered the engine behind the Iraq War. The inability of the United Nations Security Council to prevent to 2003 invasion of Iraq has sparked questions over wether this situation has spelt the death of international law, and that the United Nations is heading the same way as the failed League of Nations. In this essay I will explore both sides to this topic and discuss how international law has n
The Crucible the Essay
The Crucible the Essay
The Crucible: the Essay Arthur Miller’s The Crucible shows the reader a certain side of humanity, the one that reacts when put in impossible situations. This situation is the Salem Witch Trials. Hysteria and a general feeling of empowerment gave these trials a mass standing in the town of Salem. The few that chose to speak out against the proceedings were unsuccessful in their endeavors, then were eventually brought down or conformed to mass opinion. This is evident in characters like Mary Warr
The Regulators of North Carolina - Outraged Opressors
The Regulators of North Carolina - Outraged Opressors
The Regulators of North Carolina - Outraged Opressors The history of colonial North Carolina is bombarded with frequent strife and turmoil. The people of North Carolina, because of a lack in supervision from the British monarchy, learned to possess an independent spirit. The colony remained isolated from the rest of the country because of several geographical conditions such as poor harbors, the abscence of navigable rivers, numerous swamps, and bad road conditions. Due to these conditions, comm
Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse
Crazy Horse When I think back of the stories that I have heard about how the Native American Indians were driven from their land and forced to live on the reservations one particular event comes to my mind. That event is the Battle of the Little Big Horn. It is one of the few times that the Oglala Sioux made history with them being the ones who left the battlefield as winners. When stories are told, or when the media dares to tamper with history, it is usually the American Indians who are looked
Drop The Bomb
Drop The Bomb
Drop The Bomb? Timothy Cole U.S. History - Grech Atomic Bombs Dropped on Japan, Justified? On August 6th and 9th of 1945 U.S. bombers dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing utter destruction and many deaths. These bombs were dropped as the Pacific battles of World War II were coming to an end. Soon after Japan surrendered, ending the war. But, was the use of atomic warfare necessary? Was it too harsh and cruel to the Japanese? The first question was whethe
Drop The Bomb   Better Version
Drop The Bomb Better Version
Drop The Bomb? (Better Version) Atomic Bombs Dropped on Japan, Justified? On August 6th and 9th of 1945 U.S. bombers dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, causing utter destruction and many deaths. These bombs were dropped as the Pacific battles of World War II were coming to an end. Soon after Japan surrendered, ending the war. But, was the use of atomic warfare necessary? Was it too harsh and cruel to the Japanese? The first question was whether or not to drop
Thesis Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedo
Thesis Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedo
Thesis: Government Censorship would damage the atmosphere of the freedom to express ideas on the Internet; therefore, government should not encourage censorship. Introduction I. In the Internet community, there is a large volume of technical terms. For this reason, it is first necessary to examine the terminology specific to Internet. 1.The internet is a world wide computer network. 1.Electronic mail (email), which is one component of the Internet, approximates person to person letters, memorand
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TABLE OF CONTENTS FACTS ABOUT LEMURS……………………3 DIFFERENT SPECIES OF LEMURS………3-5 HISTORY AND THE LEMUR……………………5 THE ENDANGERED LEMUR……………………6 BIBLIOGRAPHY…………………………………7 A lemur is a small, monkeylike animal that lives primarily in Madagascar. Their sizes range from about as big as a mouse to as large as a cat. They have a roundish head with a pointed muzzle and large eyes. Their fur is wooly and their legs are longer than their arms. They are nocturnal animals, feasting on mostly plants, small a
Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome Learning to Learn
Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome Learning to Learn
Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome: Learning to Learn Imagine being a teacher who has a student who always tests average to above average on IQ tests, who is always at level on school placement tests, and can always grasp the concept of an issue or problem immediately. Imagine a student who is sharp and enjoys to learn, who has 20/20 vision, and is in perfect physical health. Now imagine that same student always falling asleep in class, never turning in homework and giving up at the first sign of fai
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson
Jackie Robinson Jackie Robinson was one of the best players that proffesional baseball has ever seen and greatly helped major league baseball accept African American players that otherwise would not have palyed. Jack Roosevelt Robinson was born January 31, 1919 in Cairo, Georgia (Hill 1). Jackie’s grandfather was a slave and his father a sharecropper (1). His mom and dad got a divorce when Jackie was just a baby (1). He, his mother and four siblings moved after his parents got a divorce (1). Hi
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The
The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998 Jessica Holman Mr. Fox / Ms. Brown English / History First Semester Junior Report The Women’s Rights Movement 1848-1998 The Women’s Rights Movement was and continues to be one of the most incredible and inspirational series of events to occur in United States history. One of the more credible aspects of these events happens to be the bold, intelligent pioneers that paved the way for many other women throughout the United States to follow. An important battl
1960's
1960's
1960's By Jonny Skoo Many social changes that were addressed in the 1960s are still the issues being confronted today. the '60s was a decade of social and political upheaval. in spite of all the turmoil, there were some positive results: the civil rights revolution, john f. Kennedy's bold vision of a new frontier, and the breathtaking advances in space, helped bring about progress and prosperity. however, much was negative: student and anti-war protest movements, political assassinations, and g
No golden eagle warm from the stamping press of the mint is more sharp
No golden eagle warm from the stamping press of the mint is more sharp
No golden eagle, warm from the stamping press of the mint, is more sharply impressed with its image and superscription than was the formative period of our government by the genius and personality of Thomas Jefferson. Standing on the threshold of the nineteenth century, no one who attempted to peer down the shadowy vista, saw more clearly than he the possibilities, the perils, the pitfalls and the achievements that were within the grasp of the Nation. None was inspired by purer patriotism. None
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
AUTOBIOGRAPHY
AUTOBIOGRAPHY by Thomas Jefferson 1743 - 1790 With the Declaration of Independence January 6, 1821 At the age of 77, I begin to make some memoranda and state some recollections of dates & facts concerning myself, for my own more ready reference & for the information of my family. The tradition in my father's family was that their ancestor came to this country from Wales, and from near the mountain of Snowdon, the highest in Gr. Br. I noted once a case from Wales in the law reports where a perso
If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because
If a man does not keep pace with his companions perhaps it is because
“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.” - Henry David Thoreau In 1967, Timothy Leary persuaded America’s youth to “tune in, turn on, and drop out.” Thousands of young adults literally heard the “far away music” and, to the dismay of their parents, marched away. America’s children grew their hair, burned their bras and draft cards and permanently changed their wa
The proclamation of 1763 was a British proclamation that said that all
The proclamation of 1763 was a British proclamation that said that all
The proclamation of 1763 was a British proclamation that said that all lands west of the colonies; beginning a the Ohio Valley belonged to Quebec. This was supposed to keep us colonists from moving west, that way Britain could keep tighter rule on us (or so they thought!). Basically, most of the colonists completely ignored the proclamation and continued westward expansion. The Grenville Acts consisted of enforcement on the mercantilism and navigation acts, plus it wrote new laws such as tax on
Information And The Freedom To View It
Information And The Freedom To View It
Information And The Freedom To View It The freedom of speech that was possible on the Internet could now be subjected to governmental approvals. For example, China is attempting to restrict political expression, in the name of security and social stability. It requires users of the Internet and electronic mail (e-mail) to register, so that it may monitor their activities.(9) In the United Kingdom, state secrets and personal attacks are off limits on the Internet. Laws are strict and the governm
Censorship and the Internet
Censorship and the Internet
Censorship and the Internet by Josh Klein For centuries governments have tried to regulate materials deemed inappropriate or offensive. The history of western censorship was said to have begun when Socrates was accused firstly, of denying the gods recognized by the State and introducing new divinities, and secondly of corrupting the young.(fileroom.aaup.uic.edu) He was sentenced to death for these crimes. Many modern governments are attempting to control access to the Internet. They are passi
Christian Prayer A Way of Knowing
Christian Prayer A Way of Knowing
Christian Prayer: A Way of Knowing What is prayer? A book titled Healing Words, written by Larry Dossey, M.D. states that “Prayer” comes from the Latin precarius, “obtained by begging”, and precari, “to entreat”—to ask earnestly, beseech, implore. This suggests two of the commonest forms of prayer—petition, asking something for one’s self, and intercession, asking something for others. There are also prayers of confession, the repentance of wrongdoing and the asking of forgiveness; lamentation,
Introduction
Introduction
Introduction No doubt one of the most difficult, complex and controversial legal issues of the last century has been the return of traditional lands to the indigenous people of colonial nations. The modern Western governments can’t be expected to return entire continents to the descendents of the traditional owners, but certainly it is important that some compensation be made for the theft of land during colonisation. Australian Aboriginal land legislation has been particularly problematic due
Censorship on the Internet
Censorship on the Internet
Censorship on the Internet The freedom of speech that was possible on the Internet could now be subjected to governmental approvals. For example, China is attempting to restrict political expression, in the name of security and social stability. It requires users of the Internet and electronic mail (e-mail) to register, so that it may monitor their activities. In the United Kingdom, state secrets and personal attacks are off limits on the Internet. Laws are strict and the government is extremel
The American electoral process is a complicated process by means of wh
The American electoral process is a complicated process by means of wh
The American electoral process is a complicated process by means of which the electorate chooses those men and women who will represent their interests on the local, state and national levels. Of course, this is an oversimplification of the electoral process, which is influenced by a number of different factors having little to do with the voice of the people. Among those influences are the reaction of the mass media to any particular issue or candidate, the ability of that candidate to artic
History's revolutions have taken on a distinct shape Crane Brinton poi
History's revolutions have taken on a distinct shape Crane Brinton poi
History's revolutions have taken on a distinct shape. Crane Brinton points out this particular pattern inherent to national revolutions in his book Anatomy of a Revolution. Brinton uses a wheel to describe the common cycle that most revolutions share. Brinton claims that the starting block of most revolutions is the societal problems brought forth by the Old Regime. Brinton continues his cycle with the isolated and spontaneous events of dissatisfaction that mark the overthrow of that Old Reg