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Drinking Age - 622 words
Why has America had so many problems with underage drinking? I think that there is way too much underage drinking by young adults in America. On the other hand, I dont believe that it is their fault. I feel, that the lawmakers should lower the drinking age. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1986 forces states to enforce the legal age of 21 years old or lose matching highway funds. Alcohol has been around since the beginning of time and its not going to disappear. I believe that alcohol is not a bad thing, unless you abuse it. Today, most young adults start drinking early in their high school years at social gatherings. During those years, they endure many changes in their lives. They ...
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Textile Mills In The South - 2,670 words
... ted the TWUA was forced into submission by tricky lawmakers, the strike was ended with none of the original resolutions met (Hall 214). Soon afterward, another violent strike broke out in Gaston County North Carolina. Gaston County epitomized the phenomenal wartime growth of the southern textile industry, as well as its postwar instability (Hall 214). This was the most violent and well known strike in the history of the textile workers battle. The strike ended with the police chief dead, a leading unionist, Ella Maye Wiggins, shot in the back, looting of union buildings conducted by police organizations, and the State militia intervening on the behalf of the mill. The strike fell with th ...
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Minimum Wage - 1,784 words
Minimum wage is the lowest rate employees may legally pay for an hour of labor (Merriam, 741). The United States has a minimum wage law to guarantee minimum hourly wages and to prevent the exploitation of workers and provide unskilled and part-time workers with a wage floor. People have argues that the minimum wage has become less of a safety net for primary earners in poor families than a floor for the wages of teenagers and other secondary earners from higher-income families. In 1933, there were a long series of Conferences on the Minimum Wage, established by the Department of Labor. There were many minimum wage administrators and representatives of organizations with an interest in these ...
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Argument On The Legal Drinking Age In America - 538 words
High and College student are faced with a ever pressing issue each year. The legal drinking is one of the few responsibilities that American society feel they are not worthy for. We feel the legal drinking age should be lowered to 18. In Our studies we found the majority of states in the United States (31 of 50 states) have laws that prohibit or limit the consumption of beverage alcohol for those individuals under 21, in all 50 states it is illegal to posses alcohol. "Three have a national minimum drinking age of 21 (Malaysia, South Korea, and Ukraine)", (March, 1998). In countries where no exceptions are made, "26 countries have minimum drinking ages of 18", (March,1998). "Five have a minim ...
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The Political Career Of Richard Nixon - 1,705 words
... area, Nixon traveled to Italy, Spain, and Yugoslavia, and visited the United States Sixth Fleet, stationed in the area. The tour included meetings with NATO commanders, an audience with Pope Paul VI, and visits to England and Ireland. The change in administrations had little initial effect on the Vietnam peace talks being conducted in Paris. However, in June 1969 President Nixon announced that he would begin a phased withdrawal of American forces. The first contingent of some 25,000 men returned to the United States in July. In April 1970 Nixon announced that United States troops had been sent into Cambodia to seek out and destroy North Vietnamese and Viet Cong supply bases. This extensi ...
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Alcohol Age Limit - 409 words
Dr. Russell English 1020-47 October 23, 2001 Drinking Age: Lowered or Not The drinking age in the United States is 21. How ridiculous is that? You are able to do so many things at the age of 18. When a person reaches the age of 18, he or she can leave their homes or be kicked out, and become their own legal guardian. They no longer are required to have their parents sign their name to any documents pertaining to them, and are now considered an adult except when it comes to alcohol. When a person 18 or older commits a crime, they will be tried as an adult. Now the 18 year old no longer goes to Juvenile Hall when convicted of a crime, but instead they go to jail, state prison, federal prison, ...
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