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Amish Culture - 1,941 words
The past five weeks in my life have really had an impact on me. In such a short period of time, I have become more aware of the different cultures that exist around the world today. We tend to think that our way of life is the only way there is, or at least the only right way. It is really very ignorant to think that everyone believes and behaves the same way. People should stop being so self-centered and take notice and interest in cultural diversity. There are numerous different cultures in our country alone. One in particular is the Amish culture, which I would like to familiarize you with. The Amish culture consists of many unique beliefs that makes their ways unlike that of any other cu ...
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Amish - 513 words
The Amish have maintained their identity for centuries. Do you think they will be able to continue to do this? Give reasons for your answer. We part from the premise that identity refers to distinctiveness from others, to certain individuality or uniqueness that makes a person or a group different from the rest. The Amish have certainly demonstrated that they have very specific personality traits as well as self-characteristics, which distinguish them from society. In response to the question; Yes, I do believe that the Amish people will be able to maintain their identity, just as they have done until now. I believe that the Amish are a group of dedicated, self-sufficient human beings who re ...
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The Amish - 1,861 words
Both the Amish and the Mennonites were part of the early Anabaptist movement in Europe, which took place at the time of the Reformation. The Anabaptists believed that only adults who had confessed their faith should be baptized, and that they should remain separate from the larger society. Many of the early Anabaptists were put to death by both Catholics and Protestants, and many others fled to the mountains of Switzerland and southern Germany. Then began the Amish tradition of farming and holding their worship services in homes instead of in churches. In 1536, a young Catholic priest from Holland, Menno Simons, joined the Anabaptist groups, who were nicknamed Mennonites. In 1693, a Swiss bi ...
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Amish Gone Wild - 788 words
The main point of this video was to show how the lives of Amish teens are changed drastically when between the ages of 16 and 21 they are faced with a whole new lifestyle. This then leads them to face a very difficult decision. Durring the ages of 16 and 21, Amish teens are 'let lose' or able to live the life that English children live. They can move out, get their license, wear normal clothes and party on a regular basis. Then after this is over with they must make their decision, they can either continue to live the life of an English person and basically be free, or they can join the church and give their lives to God and the Amish ways. When these kids were allowed to be free they seemed ...
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Genetics And Mental Illnesses - 1,670 words
Discoveries in genetics have helped change the way society looks at mental illnesses such as manic depression and schizophrenia. A generation ago, the leading theory about schizophrenia was that this devastating emotional and mental disorder was caused by cold and distant mothering, itself the result of the mother's unconscious wish that her child had never been born. A nation-wide lobbying effort was launched to combat such unfounded mother blaming, and 20 years later that artifact of the Freudian era is entirely discredited. It's widely accepted today that psychotic disorders are brain disorders, probably with genetic roots (Herbert 72). Just like every other topic in the genetics debates ...
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Belize - 1,939 words
... untry in the late 1980's. Preventative health programs and provision of potable water have greatly reduced infant mortality since the 1950's. The official infant mortality rate of 24.8 per 1,000 is tied with Costa Rica for the lowest in Central America, although actual rates are probably higher due to underreporting in rural areas. By the 1970's, Belize had eradicated malaria and dengue fever, but both diseases made a major resurgence in the following decade. By law, education is compulsory for children between the ages of 6 and 14, although access to schooling in remote rural areas is limited. Elementary schools are funded by the state but most are run by churches. All of the towns are ...
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Menonites - 930 words
Throughout a long journey and endless flight the Mennonites have suffered religious persecution almost wherever they were. In the story sailing to Danzig the author Rudy Wiebe describes the life of a man who is searching for his identity through historical books and the tales of his family members. The Mennonites religious movement was first started during the protestant reformation in the 1520s and was led by Menno Simons (Encarta). Originating in Switzerland it was not very long before they were prosecuted because they refused to sanction war or to enroll in the military, because of their peaceful beliefs (Encarta). They fled to numerous parts of the world such as the Rhinelands and the Ne ...
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Location And Its Effect On Success Or Failure - 861 words
The Amish of Lancaster Pennsylvania (and Indiana) relied on the availability of good farmland for their success. At the time of their settling land was readily available and in large tracts. Even though much of the land needed to be cleared of trees and rocks the Amish were accustomed to hard physical labor so this was not a problem. They were able to establish a very successful farming operation, both grain and livestock. Their lifestyle was very restrictive so their proximity to larger populations in the early days was not even an issue. Today on the other hand, their farms have become centrally located within the state as a result of the continued development around them. They do still ow ...
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Racism And Prejudice - 1,151 words
People of the world are part of different races, which share different biologically transmitted traits that members of society deem socially significant. Nineteenth-century biologist labeled people with relatively light skin and fine hair as Caucasians; they called those with darker skin and coarser, curlier hair Negroid; and people with yellow or brown skin and distinctive folds on the eyelids were termed Mongoloid. Sociologist consider such categories misleading since we now know that no society is composed of biologically pure individuals because of the human migration and the interracial births. People with different races have different ethnicity or different shared cultural heritage. M ...
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Immigration Into The Usa - 1,695 words
My essay is a nation of immigrants in the United States which is about German, Irish, Jewish immigrants in the 1800's or early 1900's. I'm a Asian so I know about Asian immigration. But I didn't know about Europe immigration very well. So I chose it among many topics. I know that I will find about aspect of immigration important and I will fall into interest of this history. A continuing high birthrate accounted for most of the increase in population, but by the 1840's the tides of immigration were adding hundreds of thousands more. Before this decade, immigrants had been flowing in at a rate of 60,000 a year ; but suddenly the influx was tripled in the 1840's and then quadrupled in the 1850 ...
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The Benefits And Curses Of Technology - 656 words
Many facts concur to show that we must look far deeper for our salvation than to steam, photographs, balloons or astronomy. These tools have some questionable properties. They are regents. Machinery is aggressive. The weaver becomes a web, the machinist a machine. -Ralph Waldo Emerson Throughout the course of human history, men and women have taken steps to make life easier. Going back to the allegorical curse placed upon man in the Genesis scriptures, that he should work by the sweat of his brow, men have tried desperately, to some avail to annul that curse. Throughout the 20th century, men have succeeded in many aspects of technological change. The past 140 years, a short time in compariso ...
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An Interesting Note About What We Are Feeding To Our Beef And Dairy Cattle And Poultry. - 2,256 words
Hello I am in the process of writing a letter and it has occurred to me that the subject of my letter would make an excellent and first rate subject for a college or high school term paper or report. I am giving you the opportunity to use my research freely. You are free to repackage my letter so that it will be a ready to use product, with more references and the elimination of the first person perspective of my leter. The selling point of this letter is that it will make the author look like he is concerned about the health of others, do the professor is more likely to assign a higher grade to the paper when he is grading it. Here is the letter: March, 2006 Hello, My name is Dale Baney. I ...
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New Zealand - 717 words
NEW ZEALAND By Andy Burford The country that I am doing for my report is New Zealand. New Zealand is made up of two Islands. The north and the south islands. It is located in the south pacific by Australia. The first people to settle New Zealand came over from east Polynesia by canoe during the 10th century. These people were called the Maori. According to a Maori legend, a man may have arrived in New Zealand during about 950 ad, but this can not be proven. The Maori people lived on the Island on native fruits and vegetables and animals, and they also brought over plants and livestock from Polynesia. The Maori were usually peaceful, but sometimes had wars over the best land. They lived in ea ...
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Homestead Act - 1,419 words
The Homestead Act of 1862 made surveyed lands obtainable to homesteaders. The act stated that men and women over the age of 21, unmarried women who were head of households and married men under the age of 21, who did not own over 160 acres of land anywhere, were citizens or intended on becoming citizens of the United States, were eligible to homestead. This paper will show how the Homestead Act came to be enacted, who the homesteaders were and the effects of the Homestead Act on the pioneers. II WHAT EVENTS LEAD TO THE HOMESTEAD ACT? The distribution of Government lands had been an issue since the Revolutionary War. Early methods for allocating unsettled land outside the original 13 colonies ...
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