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... refully prepared plans were ready to be implemented almost at once. Huge public buildings, great dams, and irrigation and flood-control projects are part of PWAs legacy. The most spectacular agency designed to promote general economic improvement was the National Recovery Administration (NRA), an organization set up (along with the PWA) by the National Industrial Recovery Act (NIRA), which was passed by Congress in June 1933. The NRA was designed to help business help itself. Unfair competition was supposed to be eliminated through the establishment of codes of fair competition; in effect, laws against combinations of large businesses were to be suspended in exchange for guarantees to wo ...
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Social Responsibilities Of Business - 1,680 words
Social responsibility is the concept that business is part of the larger society in which it exists and must therefore act in a way that not only advances the firm, but also serves the society. More than ever firms are being challenged to integrate social responsibilities in to their operations. Many firms now believe that social responsibility to be a lot more than granting money to community groups or volunteering their time to organizations - although these are both important ways that firms support the community. Today, business leaders recognize that a commitment to corporate social responsibility can provide distinct advantage in attracting and retaining employees, dealing with supplie ...
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Body Image - 614 words
BEAUTY has always preoccupied women. But over the past two centuries, as women have gained more rights, the association of self-worth and appearance has intensified. "There has been this enormous change from girls being principally concerned with good works to now being concerned with good looks as a measure of their self-worth," says Joan Jacobs Brumberg, author of "The Body Project: An Intimate History of American Girls" and "Fasting Girls: The History of Anorexia Nervosa." Brumberg attributes the transformation in girls' behaviors to changes in technology, the coming of mirrors, modern hygiene, the rise of consumerism and popular culture. Attitudes towards attractiveness and ideals of bea ...
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Legalization Of Marijuana - 1,564 words
When Olympic officials decided to give snowboarder Ross Rebagliati his gold medal back, the cheers drowned out the boos. It was a minor scandal involving a minor sport, but it spoke volumes about the world's shifting relationship with its favorite illicit drug. Marijuana. A decade ago, Rebagliati would have been ostracized regardless of whether cannabis was on the list of his sport's banned substances. What's changed today is that our attitudes towards illegal drugs are becoming more sophisticated and discriminating. After thirty years of research into the harmful effects of cannabis, there can be no hidden dangers left to discover. We know that it is plain nonsense to regard cannabis as a p ...
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Legalization Of Marijuana Misc - 1,129 words
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Nurse Practitioner - 371 words
A nurse practitioner is a registered nurse with advanced academic and clinical experience, which enables him or her or diagnose and manage most common and many chronic illnesses, either independently or as a part of a health care team. A nurse practitioner provides some care previously offered only by physicians and in most states has the ability to prescribe medications. working in collaboration with a physician, a nurse practitioner provides high-quality, cost-effective, and individualized care for the life span Nurse practitioners focus largely on health maintenance, disease prevention, counseling and patient education in a wide variety of settings. With a strong emphasis on primary care ...
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Woemans Rights - 1,015 words
"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." Margaret Mead For many generations it has been believed that woman's place is within the walls of their own homes. How can we ask this of the women in a culture that is constantly changing and which makes a need for women to extend their responsibility outside their own homes. Life isnt just handed to someone on a silver platter, there are never ending responsibilities not only for men but for women too. Women should have the same rights as any other human in society. The staggering changes for women that have come about over those seven generations in family li ...
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Living The Legacy The Womens Rights Movement - 2,234 words
... ed an Equal Rights Amendment for the United States Constitution. Such a federal law, it was argued, would ensure that "Men and women have equal rights throughout the United States." A constitutional amendment would apply uniformly, regardless of where a person The second wing of the post-suffrage movement was one that had not been explicitly anticipated in the Seneca Falls "Declaration of Sentiments." It was the birth control movement, initiated by a public health nurse, Margaret Sanger, just as the suffrage drive was nearing its victory. The idea of woman's right to control her own body, and especially to control her own reproduction and sexuality, added a visionary new dimension to the ...
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Women In Business - 1,285 words
Women are only slightly more successful in reaching the highest levels of business today than they were in the colonial times. With the start of the twentieth century, more and more women carry the desire to have a career outside the home. They would like to get out in the real world and be independent. This is however hard to do considering the average man with a high school degree earns more than the average woman with a college degree (Empowering). However, some women are slowly walking away from the general stereotype of a "housewife" and branching out into the workforce. But, even with the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which states that discrimination in any way is illegal among other things, ...
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Internet Censorship - 1,564 words
There is nothing more frightening than active ignorance, the German poet Goethe stated. Ignorance is alarming, no matter what good intentions it is hidden behind. Today, an ignorance of the issue of Internet censorship has left a threat to free speech, our constitutional right. Even worse, many of our lawmakers are the ones feeding this fire. The first major law concerning the matter was the Communications Decency Act (CDA) of 1996. The CDA made it a crime to transmit indecent material over the Internet. The decision resulted in an immediate outcry from users, industry experts, and civil liberties groups. In 1997, the Supreme Court declared the act unconstitutional because it violated first ...
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Legalization Of Marijuana - 1,124 words
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Norml - 1,484 words
An Interest group is an organization that seeks to affect the operation of government by using peaceful means to persuade key persons in government to act in accordance with the groups interests. Basically what this means in laymans terms is they are their to change laws that a particular group feels is unnecessary. Interest groups also try to get legislation to make laws that they feel is necessary. Their are different kinds of benefits involved in interest groups. This gets people to join the groups. These benefits account for the reasons why interest groups are booming all over the nation. For example their is material benefits, solidary benefits and purposive benefits. Material benefits ...
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Affirmative Action - 3,850 words
... th the integration of each individual culture that exists in various groups. Three methods can facilitate this. The assimilation process is the act of adopting a set of values that is most prominent in the organization. In this process, one takes on the values and norms of another culture, and leaves their own behind. The pluralism process consists of adopting values and norms from each other. The third process, cultural separatism, exists with very little adaptation by either side (Cox, Jr. 353-366). Structural Integration: When an organization takes a look into the cultural mix, levels, and various workgroups, and tries to create an environment where all can co-exist. This wou ...
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Drug Reform - 1,361 words
Activists hope ballot questions signal support for marijuana bills By Steve Leblanc, Associated Press, 12/5/2000 17:05 BOSTON (AP) When researchers launched the nation's most ambitious heart study 50 years ago, they chose Framingham, a middle-class town west of Boston and cross-section of America. Now supporters of liberalized marijuana laws are hoping voters in this Massachusetts heartland are signaling a fundamental shift in public attitudes about the state's war on drugs. On Election Day, Framingham voters overwhelmingly approved a nonbinding question calling for a law that would make possession of less than one ounce of marijuana a civil violation with a fine of no more than $100. Voters ...
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Affirmative Action - 651 words
The naming of the California anti-affirmative proposition The Civil Rights Initiative several years ago and the naming of the Florida anti-affirmative action initiative One Florida now seems a lot like that scene from "The Stand" to me. The Civil Rights Initiative wasn't about civil rights and One Florida isn't about uniting people in support of minority and women-owned businesses or minority students. Instead, One Florida is Florida Gov. Jeb Bush's initiative to end affirmative action in that state. Bush says that his program, designed by a small committee and enacted by an executive order, will actually ensure more minority students and a better program for women and minority-owned busines ...
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Sports Acrobatics - 372 words
The roots of Sports Acrobatics date back to the time of the ancient Greeks. The word acrobatics is derived from a word in the Greek language meaning to elevate. This derivation is significant, since Sports Acrobatics combines the aspects of lifting and balancing and the high flight of partner tosses and tumbling passes. Modern Sports Acrobatics began in Russia with the formation of the International Federation of Sports Acrobatics (IFSA). This exciting new sport has been competed actively in Europe since the 1930s and in the United States since the 1970s. Our national organization, United States Sports Acrobatics (USSA), was founded in 1975. The USSA is a member of USA Gymnastics, and the co ...
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Abe Lincoln - 658 words
Fun Fact: During the Civil War, telegraph wires were strung to follow the action on the battlefield. But there was no telegraph office in the White House, so Lincoln went across the street to the War Department to get the news. Fast Fact: Abhorring war, Abraham Lincoln accepted it as the only means to save the Union. Biography: Abraham Lincoln warned the South in his Inaugural Address: "In your hands, my dissatisfied fellow countrymen, and not in mine, is the momentous issue of civil war. The government will not assail you.... You have no oath registered in Heaven to destroy the government, while I shall have the most solemn one to preserve, protect and defend it." Lincoln thought secession ...
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Marijuana Plant - 1,209 words
Marijuana has had a relationship with mankind throughout history all over the world. The amazing plant has brought mankind food, clothing, fuel, medicine, building materials, and has the ability to affect our perception and views of the world. According to Rowan Robinson (1996), the marijuana plant, also called hemp, has been found in forms of rope and cloth in the oldest tombs, was written about as a healer in the earliest medical texts, was used for sails for the first explorers' ships, and was used to make the paper that the United States Constitution and Declaration of Independence were written on. Today marijuana has the potential to lessen deforestation, can be used as a substitute for ...
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Gays In The Miitary - 1,235 words
The subject of Gays in the military has been debated over many times by many people. When dealing with whether or not gays should be allowed in the military the simple question of, Do they want to be in the military?, must be answered. After this question is answered you The answer to the question, Do gays want to be in the military?, is an unquestioned yes. Gays would be proud and determined to protect this beautiful country in which we live. I personally am confused as to why there is even a question of whether or not gays should be allowed to protect and die for a country they love. I do understand however the question of where should they live, both in the field and at their home base. I ...
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Child Abuse - 565 words
"Trust unto Jehovah with all thy heart, And unto thine own understanding lean not. And He doth make straight thy paths." The statistics on physical child abuse are alarming. Of the estimated hundreds of thousands of children battered each year by a parent or close relative, thousands die. For those who survive, the emotional trauma remains long after the external bruises have healed. Communities and the courts recognize that these emotional "hidden bruises" can be treated. Children who have been abused may display a poor self-image, Inability to depend on, trust or love others, Aggressive and disruptivesometimes illegalbehavior; Passive and withdrawn behavior; fear of entering into new relat ...
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