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The Medias Role In Watergate - 693 words
In the American Democracy it is vital for our right to freedom of press to be put into full throttle. Without the press, the society would be clueless and blind of Washington's dealings and business. The press informs the public, for better or worse, about what really goes on in Washington. But during the Watergate Scandal, the press coverage of the scandal demonstrated some of the best and the worst aspects of the way the American press covers the presidency. Richard Nixon despised the press. From the days when he was Vice President and Governor, he had no trust for the press. Even when he used the press for his advantage to expose, what he believed to be, Communist influences in America, h ...
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Gun Controll - 321 words
A. Its is very obvious that our gun controll laws are not sufficient. 1. explain a few reasons why these laws are not working 2. tell you a few solutions i might have to make things better. A. guns dont kill people, people kill people b. Trigger locks and responsible parenting are an easy fix. c. In one year, firearms killed no children in Japan, 19 in Great Britain, 57 in Germany, 109 in France, 153 in Canada, and 5,285 in the United States. (www.handguncontroll.com) a. Trigger locks and warning labels are not going to fix a single thing in this situation. b. People kill each other if they want to, not because the gun told them to. c. Capital punishment (death penalty or worse) would discou ...
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The Right To Bear Arms - 1,072 words
... the right to bear arm, the NRA argues that the Fourteenth Amendment enforces the Second (3). The Fourteenth Amendment states: No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws. (From Amendment XIV section 1.1868) In this argument the NRA stresses that no state shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States. They feel that this clearly makes it unlawful for the state to pose restr ...
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Media Response To National Crises - 779 words
During the first half of the 20th Century the nation and the media had to face some of the gravest crises in modern history. Media responses to these crises suggest the basic questions about the relationship between the media and modern society. In a final analysis the media during the national crisis of 1917-1945 should be judged as a constructive force for combating immense national threats to democracy. Most of the medias actions demonstrate constructive patriotism. World War I was a major crises for this nation and led to media coverage and foreign correspondence like never before. When the United States entered the war the CPI was formed which coordinated the media and war effort. Their ...
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Protecting The Innocent - 1,382 words
Capital punishment should be abolished in the United States. There may have been a time when capital punishment was needed and acceptable, but that time is far behind us. The concepts and beliefs supporting capital punishment are outdated and have no place in our modern society. There is no longer a need to perform executions to maintain a safe society. There are two opposing viewpoints on the issue of capital punishment, and both present strong arguments with valid points. One side maintains that capital punishment is an ethical response to crime, and the opposing side believes capital punishment is not an ethical legal action. Undeniably capital punishment does offer some advantages to our ...
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Gun Control - 1,668 words
Gun Control, a term that refers to the management of firearms in an effort to reduce the criminal use of these weapons. (MICROSOFT (R) ENCARTA 1995) In the early 1990s there were more than 200 million privately owned guns in the United States, which makes it plain to see why there are arguments for and against even the smallest amount of gun control. The Second Admendment to the Constitution of the United States, guarantees "the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed." In the 1930s a law passed by the federal government that required people wishing to own or possess a fully automatic or sawed-off barrel firearm to pay a $200 registration fee. This law was amended in ...
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Is Minimum Wages Unconstitutional? - 1,962 words
Every nation in this world has specific ideas and beliefs associated with it. The French are associated with wine and fine food, while Italy is known for their geographic beauty. Up until 70 or so years ago the words Lassie Faire went hand and hand with the United States. Lassie Faire, or free market, was one of the major ideals that propitiated the foundation of this nation. Yet in the mid 1930s the Federal Government pushed into law the Fair Labor Standards Act there by betraying the American peoples trust and turning its back upon our illustrious past. Up until 1938 the United States Supreme Court had routinely declared any type of minimum wage law unconstitutional. First in 1923, where m ...
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Leaders And Their Lies - 1,523 words
Merriam-Webster defines morality as conformity to ideals of right human conductso what could have raised eyebrows thirty years ago may very well be commonly acceptable today. Scandals are framed in the context of what is socially acceptable behavior. The majority of presidents of the United States have endured or faced some sort of scandal during their terms of office. One recent wrongdoing, however, stands out in the minds of many Americans. William Jefferson Clinton faced what is probably the most notorious presidential offense in recent history. His presidential campaign was tainted when Gennifer Flowers came forward and confessed to having an affair with the then governor of Arkansas, Bi ...
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Why Americans Loved The Politics Of John F. Kennedy - 1,632 words
Many Americans fell in love with President John Kennedy throughout his presidency. He was handsome, charming, and intelligent, and the media glamorized his life. When he moved into the White House his life and family seemed ideal. Kennedy became an important symbol to America in a time of change and crisis. As event after event occurred, Kennedy began to appear to be a great American leader with many charismatic qualities; he was able to appear strong and in control even during the some of the most difficult times in America, he appeared to have the ideal American family, he had a competitive ego, and would never let anyone see him weak. Kennedy was born in 1917 to Joseph and Rose Kennedy, a ...
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History Around The Russian Launch Of Sputnik - 1,991 words
The launch of the Russian satellite Sputnik on October 4th, 1957 had a profound influence on both American and Russian culture, ranging from the inception of the space race to the mass hysteria the ensued in America afterwards. Sputnik was the product of massive amounts of money and research poured into a missile and satellite program by both the American and Soviet governments. Even though The soviet union might have been the first country to put a satellite into space, this does not necessarily mean that they were ahead in the overall space race, despite this, Sputnik was seen to Americans as an almost cretin symbol of doom and Soviet supremacy. To the American people science and technolog ...
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President Bush - 634 words
'Put him in,' Bush said at a news conference. 'If they are interested in reforming the United Nations, they ought to approve John Bolton.' Bush spoke hours before the Republican-run Senate was scheduled to vote for a second time on ending a Democratic filibuster that has blocked a final vote on Bolton's nomination. The 100-member chamber seemed likely to fall short of the 60 votes needed to end the delays, as it did last month. Earlier Monday, White House press secretary Scott McClellan did not rule out that Bush would consider a so-called recess appointment during the upcoming July 4 break if the Senate does not approve Bolton's nomination. Bush, asked at a news conference with European Uni ...
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