American Immigration - 613 words
In the decades following the Civil War, the United States emerged as an industrial giant. Old industries expanded and many new ones, including petroleum refining, steel manufacturing, and electrical power, emerged. Railroads expanded significantly, bringing even remote parts of the country into a national market economy. America was the ideal place. In the late 1800s, people in many parts of the world decided to leave their homes and immigrate to the United States. Fleeing crop failure, a shortage in land, and employment, rising taxes, and famine, many came to the U. S. because it was perceived as the land of economic opportunity. Others came seeking personal freedom or relief from political ...
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Faith Can Conquer All - 1,231 words
For the past week, people all over the world have had their eyes on the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia. Along with the many different Olympic sports, there are many different winners...of all shapes and sizes. However, it is not the different physical appearances of these athletes that are interesting, but the different styles of winning. Some athletes receive their gold and proclaim their superiority. Others win gold and put people down in the midst of their victory, such as Svetlana Khorkina. This Russian gymnast won a gold medal in individual competition, but in her first interview condemned Sydneys Olympic organization, whom she felt was responsible for the error in vault height ...
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Falling Leaves Return To Their Roots - 1,082 words
Falling Leaves The Memoir of an Unwanted Chinese Daughter, by Adeline Yen Mah, is a story of a young Chinese girl growing up in an environment that most people would crack under. Under the reign of a evil stepmother, Mahs life was worst than most young unwanted Chinese daughters during the early 1900s. However, due to her strong will and the influence of a special Aunt she is able to over come such a horrid childhood. Today she is a medical doctor in America. However, if she did not have the strength of character to escape to America, where she attended school, is experiencing a fulfilling medical career and a happy marriage, her story could have never been told. The strong and intriguing m ...
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Childhood In Color Purple - 1,272 words
Reminisce of the days of being a child. What comes to mind? Romping through the forest, connected to nature? Feeling free and innocent? Basically, what society views childhood to be? Well, guess what; childhood can be hell! Unfortunately, many children have horrible childhoods, suffering from abusive parents. Bad childhood stems from bad parents. Every ten seconds go by, and a parent abuses his child. Acts of rebellion, loss of self-esteem, lack of confidence-all factors are the results from a child being abused. Sadly, sometimes society ignores that aspect. Luckily, literature differs from other mediums in that it can express thoughts and emotional more effectively. Alice Walker's The Color ...
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Jane Eyre - 2,358 words
"Never, never, never quit..." -Winston Churchill If women on this Earth had given up, they would be where they were in the time of Charlotte Bront. Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Bront, tells the story of a woman on a lifetime journey, progressing on the path of acceptance, in searching of sympathy. Throughout her journey, Jane encounters many obstacles to her intelligence. Jane lives in a world and in a time where society thought women were too fragile to ponder too much at once. Women at the time had barely any rights at all, and women were not allowed prominent positions. Male dominance proves to be the biggest obstruction at each stop of Jane's journey through Gateshead Hall, Lowood Institution ...
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Reaction To Kubuku Rides Again - 1,026 words
My Reaction to Kubuku Rides Again (This is it) Kubuku Rides Again was written by Larry Brown in 1988. This intense story portrays a powerful theme of alcoholism and how damaging it can become. In fact, alcoholism is very destructive because in most cases the user is unaware of the negative affects and their own dependency that the highly addictive drug has caused. I loved reading this story because I could relate to it. I compared the destructive theme of alcoholism, and the dependency that is caused, to an abusive relationship I suffered through in my past. The relationship I survived through was just like an addictive drug. It caused so many mental and physical scars that I blindly accepte ...
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Peoples Of Alaska And Their Eskimo Culture - 4,810 words
Alaska is still the last frontier in the minds of many Americans. Interest in the "Great Land" has increased sharply since Alaska The Native became a full fledged state in January o f 1959. In spite of this great interest, many Americans know very little of the Eskimos, Indians and Aleuts (Al-ee-oots) who live in the remote regions. At the time Alaska was discovered in 1741 by Vitus Bering, Alaska Natives populated all parts of Alaska including the Bering Strait Region. Although there is still some disagreement among anthropologists concerning the origin of the American Indians and Eskimos, the great majority believe that these people migrated across the Bering Strait from Asia. Apparently t ...
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The Great Gatsby - 1,424 words
In F. Scott Fitzgerald's "The Great Gatsby" Tom Buchanan's attitude toward the other characters demonstrates his true personality. There are many things that make up his character which cause him to carry on in this manner. His attitude stems from the way he was brought up by his parents, and the values they instilled in him. Throughout his life everything was handed to him on a silver platter. So Tom feels that world is at feet and that he can do whatever he wants to whoever he wants without having to suffer any repercussions. Tom is also a white supremacist, some of views are racist, though he does not make any direct racists statements throughout the book. This essay will show the relatio ...
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Spousal Abuse In Their Eyes Were Watching God - 473 words
The theme of violence is very evident in Zora Neale Hurstons novel, Their Eyes Were Watching God. One of these evident violent actions is spousal abuse. Harsh words that cannot be recalled are spoken in moments of anger or stress. Verbal and physical abuse are as old as human relationships. They are ways of asserting power and maintaining authority, of venting pent-up anger, or, in its meanest occurrences, an explosion of drunken fury. Joe asserts his power over Janie by striking her several times once, when things go wrong in the kitchen and his dinner isn't satisfactory. He strikes her violently in the presence of the porch sitters after she verbally assaults him in front of his friends. I ...
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Juvenile Psycopaths - 1,873 words
What is the "super predator"? He or she are young hypercriminals who are committing acts of violence of unprecedentedcoldness and brutality. This newest phenomena in the world of crime is perhaps the most dangerous challenge facing society and law enforcement ever. While psychopaths are not new, this breed of super criminal exceeds the scope of psychopathic behavior. They are younger, more brutal, and completely unafraid of the law. While current research on the super predator is scarce, I will attempt to give an indication as to the reasons a child could become just such a monster. Violent teenage criminals are increasingly vicious. John DiIulio, Professor of Politics and Public Affairs at ...
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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder - 1,782 words
Have you ever witnessed someone being badly injured or even killed? Have you ever been involved in a fire, flood, or any other natural disaster? The estimated lifetime prevalence of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder among adult Americans is 7.8%, with men calculating at 5% and women at 10.4%, twice as likely as men to have PTSD at some point in their lives. This represents a small proportion of those who have experienced at least one traumatic event, for 60.7% of men and 51.2% of women reported at least one traumatic event. Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a psychiatric disorder that can occur in victims who experience or witness life-threatening events, and this disorder can be fami ...
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Sweatshops - 1,973 words
The US General Accounting Office defines a sweatshop as a business that regularly violates wage, child labor, health and/or safety laws. While sweatshop abuses in the garment industry have been an issue of public concern for decades, few people know about the sweatshops of the booming electronics industry. Behind the gleaming facade of the high tech industry are thousands of low-paid, mostly immigrant women, who assemble the nuts and bolts of our computers using hundreds of toxic William Carlsen, Staff Writer Thousands of Asian women are forced to work under slavery-like conditions on the U.S. commonwealth island of Saipan making clothing that top garment retailers are selling for huge profi ...
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Elder Abuse - 766 words
Elder Abuse - The Hidden Crime http://www.mpshu.on.ca/SeniorsIssues/elder.htm The definition of elderly abuse is the mistreatment of the elderly that is inflicted by someone else as opposed to self-neglect which is often a result of mental deterioration or other disabilities. It may consist of passive neglect, psychological abuse, financial abuse, active neglect or physical abuse. Life expectancy has increased since the turn of the century. And for many aging adults, retirement is looked forward to as a time to slow down and enjoy their family, community and friends. But for some older adults, especially those dependent on other people for their care and well-being, their years of contentmen ...
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Effects Of Laughter On Patients And Caregiver - 1,146 words
Laughter can be a powerful therapy for most patients and the caregivers. There are many benefits from the effects of humor and laughter on the body, mind, and spirit; the patient during recovery from illness; and the health professional during delivery of care. Most experienced caregivers have discovered that attention to only the physical body during treatment will render a partial or temporary recovery. The patient's emotional responses, belief system, and support network may effect compliance of treatment and ability to cope with fear, pain, and loss. Medical studies indicate that laughter boosts levels of endorphins, the body's natural painkillers, and suppresses levels of epinephrine, t ...
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How Can Domestic Violence Be Explained - 1,360 words
Domestic violence against women is a serious and widespread problem that is just not confined to the UK as Heise et al (1994) indicates that between 20 to 50 per cent of women in most countries experience spousal abuse at least once in their lives. During 1995 almost one third of 4,967 women murdered in the United States were killed by their boyfriend or husbands. Nor does domestic violence stop at mere physical abuse, but can include sexual, verbal, spiritual, emotional or longer lasting psychological abuse that can cause a broad range of health problems including full mental breakdowns. A study by Stark and Flitcroft (1991) suggests that domestic violence may be the single most important c ...
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Relationship Encounters - 1,178 words
Dating-Relationship Factors Encountered by College Students The purpose of this paper is to show overall views and many factors that college students encounter while in the dating relationship process. This paper will discuss the many issues that college students encounter while seeking companionship and friendship. The conclusion of this paper will discuss how students end their relationship. Many college students will encounter challenges while in the dating process. When searching for a mate the selection may seem to be limited when finding a compatible mate. Many students will encounter factors that can enhance or destroy the relationship. Scientists now believe that the impulse that dri ...
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The Dss Adoption Process - 1,919 words
Ecological theories stress the need to understand development in terms of the everyday environment in which children are reared, a need fervently advocated by Bronfenbrenner, who argues that "much of contemporary developmental psychology is the science of the strange behavior of children in strange situations with strange adults for the briefest possible periods of time" (Bronfenbrenner, 1977, p513). I believe that I will find the DSS adoption process to be very intricate and complex. In October 1997 Diana Smith and her husband Mark decided that they wanted to add to their family. They explored different options and decided upon adoption. They also decided upon certain criteria. They did not ...
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Hazing - 863 words
Hazing is an initiation process involving harassment. This action could, or may, intentionally or unintentionally endanger a student's admission to an organization. Unfortunately hazing has been a common practice across college campuses. Many agree that hazing has no place on campus and should be eliminated. Plain and simple, hazing can be dangerous! Not only does it kill innocent people, it mocks, embarrasses and tortures them. This causes physical, mental, and emotional harm or distress. There are anti-hazing laws in every state except Arizona, Alaska, Colorado, Hawaii, Montana, Michigan, Oregon, Nevada, New Mexico, and Vermont. Hazing expels and jails people. It also closes chapters and r ...
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Worth Dying For - 1,088 words
There are those who defy the laws of time by immortalizing themselves by a single or numerous feats displaying selflessness and courage. Commenting on such individuals, Theodore Roosevelt said: The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again, who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows the triumph of high achievement; and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat. These people ar ...
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Football And The Super Bowl - 760 words
Knowing I had this assignment to complete, I was planning on watching the Super Bowl alone. Then I got invited to a Super Bowl party and I could not refuse the opportunity to go out and socialize with my friends. I was sick the past week and was starved for some human contact. I am not really a football fan, but this was Super Bowl Sunday, one of the biggest parties of the year. So I went to my friends house, armed with my notebook, and was ready to analyze the game. Soon, more and more people showed up. They were all male, all college students, and all athletes. I do not think I need to explain much of what happened, but I will say this; I did not hear what the sportscasters had to say and ...
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