Alcatraz - 878 words
Alcatraz: United States Penitentiary As a result of the Great Depression, a new breed of violent criminals swept the streets of America. In response to the cries of alarmed citizens, Congress enacted a number of statutes, which gave the federal government jurisdiction over certain criminal offenses previously held by the states. With the suggestion of former US Attorney General, Homes Cummings, Congress agreed that a special penal institution of maximum security and minimum privilege be established. In 1934, the legendary US Penitentiary of Alcatraz was born and became the home of Americas most wanted for the next thirty years. Once authorized by Congress, the US Department of Justice acquir ...
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Affirmative Action - 1,541 words
Affirmative action is one of the more recent and popular civil rights policies that affect today's society. Affirmative action can be described as nothing more than a lower educational standard for minorities. It has become quite clear that affirmative action is unfair and unjust. However, in order to blend race, culture, and genders to create a stable and diverse society, someone has to give. How can this be justified? Is there a firm right or wrong to affirmative action? Is this policy simply taking something from one person and giving it to someone else, or is there more to this policy, such as affirmative action being a reward for years of oppression against those whom it affects? There ...
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Rooselvelt - 5,160 words
... 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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150 Nazi - 564 words
1. Hitler demanded that the nation produce a "violently active, dominating, intrepid, brutal youth." What part did the schools play in carrying out that The schools taught the students to live a military lifestyle. Everything was very structured. Everything they did, they did mechanically. The games they played as children were war type games. They exercised and marched and 2. Write a working definition of the word indoctrinate. How does it differ from the word educate? How did Hitler indoctrinate young Germans? Why did he focus his efforts on them rather than on their parents? To indoctrinate is to "teach to accept a system of thought uncritically". To educate is to "provide information, to ...
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Black Like Me Chapters - 1,056 words
... ave sex, if he had ever had sex with a white woman, if he had ever made this or that and so on. Most of them are looking at Negroes not as humans but as animals who have sex all the time. Only the last man who picks him up is not interested in the color of his skin or sex, he just wants to talk to be entertained, but JHG can not make out why. After spending three days in Mobile at the house of an old Negro, looking for a job and spending most of his time to get something to eat or to find a bathroom, JHG finds out that he would not have a chance to get a job here, either. On this cold day, JHG hitchhikes from Mobile to Montgomery. After some miles of walking, a white man picks him up. Af ...
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Partial Birth Abortion - 1,423 words
Ethical Issues involved in Floridas Partial-birth abortion also known, as D & E for dilation and extraction was first used and developed by Dr. James McMahon, who performed the procedure well into the last trimester of pregnancy. These women discovered late in their pregnancies that they were carrying babies that could not survive outside their wombs. They decided to do what was best in their particular medical situation. The procedure (D & E) consists of the surgeon aiming for a breech delivery of the fetus, pulling it down by its extremities through the vagina until its head just lodges at the cervical, the surgeon then proceeds to take a pair of blunt curved Metzenbaum scissors and places ...
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Slavery - 826 words
African Americans resisted the practice of slavery and the trade of slavery from its inception in the United Stated in the early1600s to its end in the middle 1800s. They resisted it in the fields and in the big house; they resisted by organized rebellions; and they resisted by direct, spontaneous acts of courage. For their freedom slaves killed and were killed. They ran away, and their masters ran after them. They fought and died. They also survived. The conditions of slaves that survived varied. How well they were treated depended on their owner and the type of work they did. The field hands had it the hardest. They worked the longest hours and lived under the worst conditions. They had li ...
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Firestarter - 506 words
1.How do I feel about this novel ? The way I feel about this novel is kind of mixed because , I couldn't tell if Mr. King was trying to scare me like it was a horror story or if he was trying to make this story more Science Fiction . The way I reacted , when he starts to talk about the power of Charlie McGee and how she is starting to realize her strengths. It freaked me out , because how could somebody have that much power. The way this novel relates to me and others is , when McGee starts to become very controlling with to much power . My friends do the same thing when they think their in charge. The feeling I mostly experienced . Was sadness for McGee because she was blessed with a gift , ...
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Eva Peron - 1,145 words
What is happening to our people is a drama, an authentic and extraordinary drama for the ownership of life of happiness of the pure and simple well-being that my people have been dreaming about since the beginning of history. The Evita that people worldwide cherish as the Argentinian sweetheart is a stronger woman than I had ever envisioned. From reading her personal message to the people, I saw a woman who knew so much and had the will of an army to achieve her virtuous goal. She was a leader of the people, the people who lacked the power and authority to speak out for their cause. And she had a love for her nations people, like a mothers undying love for her children. But more than all els ...
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Paradise Lost - 1,080 words
Peter Schrag presents the ills of Californiafs current politics in an angry and persuasive tone. He says California used to be gboth model and magnet for the nation - in its economic opportunities, its social outlook, and its high-quality public services and institutesh; however, California started to fade after the passage of Proposition 13, the initiative of tax limits (7). Schragfs work clearly shows what is the problem in todayfs California, and it is easy to understand even for those who have little knowledge of politics. By focusing on issues of gneopopulismh which is easy to find in Californiafs diversity, he succeeds in giving his readers the sense of crisis not only about California ...
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The Psychological Message Of Catcher In The Rye - 1,021 words
The Psychological Message of J.D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye A novel, like a movie, is a form of entertainment; however, some novels do a great deal more than entertain. Some pack an emphatic psychological message. An illustration of such a publication is Mark Twains The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. In addition, Ken Kaseys One Flew Over the Cookoos Nest is a narrative with a comparable central theme. J. D. Salingers The Catcher in the Rye is yet another instance of a story with an influential psychological message. In essence, it explains that the transition from childhood to adulthood can cause numerous frustrations toward ones friends, friction between ones family, and most signif ...
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Gary Nash Essay - 881 words
In the essay written by Gary Nash, he argues that the reason for the American Revolution was not caused by the defense of constitutional rights and liberties, but that of material conditions of life in America were not very favorable and that social and economic factors should be considered as the driving factor that pushed many colonists to revolt. The popular ideology which can be defined as resonating most strongly within the middle and lower strata of society and went far beyond constitutional rights to a discussion of the proper distribution of wealth and power in the social system had a dynamic role in the decisions of many people to revolt. The masses ideas were not of constitutional ...
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Creole Men In The Awakening - 1,567 words
In Kate Chopins novel, The Awakening the characters of the Creole men are diverse and different as the character Edna. Most of Kate Chopins stories center around a Woman unsatisfied with her position in life, while living in a man dominated society. The three main characters are typical men of that era. Chopin shows the diversity in each of those three characters. Roberts awakening, and the struggle to do what is the right thing. Alcee and how he is carefree and not concerned with societys expectations of him, and so has a reputation. Mr. Pontiller, a business man first and foremost, with little left for wife and family. Robert did the right and noble thing by leaving to go to Mexico so as t ...
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System Fits - 1,235 words
This paper will discuss two system fit issues at The New York Times Shared Services Center. A system fit is the examination of how an organization's system elements and subcomponents fit with one another whether it is a loose or tight fit. Poor system fits lead to macro-problems with micro-level symptoms. An example of this would be micro-level symptoms may effect the employee, which in turn effect the employee's performance. Two system fit issues are lack of employee space and limited use of copying machine. Although there may be several solutions to these, system fit issues, only a few of them would be effective. Solutions to this fit would mean interruption in work patterns and could decr ...
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Computer Underground - 4,153 words
... The majority have in common the belief that information should be free and that they have "a right to know." They often have some amount of dislike for the government and the industries who try to control and commercialize information of any sort. This paper attempts to expose what the CU truly is and dispel some of the myths propagated by the media and other organizations. This paper also tries to show the processes and reasons behind the criminalization of the CU and how the CU is viewed by different organizations, as well as some of the processes by which it came into being. What the CU is has been addressed by the media, criminologists, secuity firms, and the CU themselves, they all ...
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What Is The Greatest Benefit Of Being A United States Citizen - 581 words
The greatest benefit of being a United States citizen is the freedom that American citizens have that the Constitution of the United States guarantees. Freedom means being able to decide freely what paths you would like to pursue without government interference. Personal decisions such as which church to attend and which religion to practice can be made without fear of persecution. Similarly, electing who we want to be responsible for running the country is a choice that Americans are privileged to. Freedom is a quality that all U.S. citizens can enjoy, and should therefore I believe that is should be acknowledged as the greatest benefit of being a citizen. Freedom of religion, as defined by ...
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Teenage Drinking - 1,551 words
Teenage drinking is something that goes on every day. No matter how many videos you show to kids about drinking they will still drink. Surveys show that the average teen seventeen and up spends $475.00 a year on liquor, mostly beer. [That's more than books, soda, coffee, juice and milk combined]. Most parents don't know about teenage drinking unless they catch their kids doing it. Some parents say, "their kids would never do that ", and they're the ones whose kids probably drink more than the average teen. (MADD, 00) One might ask, how do kids get alcohol? Alcohol is almost as easy to get as a carton of milk, except a teen has to get someone older like a friend, brother or even someone off o ...
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Charter Schools - 1,326 words
Charter schools are nonsectarian public schools of choice that operate with freedom from many of the regulations that apply to traditional public schools. The "charter" establishing each such school is a performance contract detailing the school's mission, program, goals, students served, methods of assessment, and ways to measure success. The length of time for which charters are granted vary but most are granted for 3-5 years. At the end of the term, the body granting the charter may renew the school's contract. Charter schools are accountable to their sponsor (usually a state or local school board) to produce positive academic results and stick to the charter contract. The basic concept o ...
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Argument - 1,108 words
Annual Driving Tests for Senior Citizens One problem when driving on the roads is when a person runs across another person who should not be driving a car. Quite often, the person that should not be driving is an older person. The problem occurs when the older people can not handle the car that he or she is driving. Statistics have shown that older are involved in a high percentage of wrecks when compared to other age groups. I feel that an annual driving test should be required for everyone once he or she reaches a certain age. Many people may say that the age chosen is arbitrary. I feel that once a person is old enough to retire, he or she should be required to take an annual driving test. ...
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Binge Crinking Is A Problem - 909 words
From one generation to the next, we have seemingly continued this ridiculous practice of "binge drinking". Sure, let's all see who can drink the most, who passes out first, and let's not forget throwing-up? Yes, you haven't experienced the true effects of binge drinking until you've thrown-up all over yourself. But why, why is it that today's generation feels that this is fun? Risking your life to fit in isn't fun. Fun is going to an amusement park or even a baseball game. Unfortunately, college campuses across the nation are preoccupied by this issue of alcohol abuse. Binge drinking in the U.S. is out of control and mostly a problem that our government has produced. It is a byproduct of leg ...
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