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Mccarthyism - 1,481 words
... nate to sneak by, because La Follette was a popular man. His Democratic foe was to be Professor Howard McMurray. McCarty used his ability to put issues simply, among other things, to beat his opponent by nearly a 2 to 1 ratio. The Senatorial career of Joseph R. McCarthy was on its way. In his first three years as senator, McCarthy was an everyday senator. He was guided by money from lobbyists, and the most interesting of these are stints with Pepsi-Cola and the real estate-prefab home industry. At the time, sugar was strictly rationed. According to Richard Rovere in his book Senator Joe McCarthy, the Allied Molasses Company, sugar supplier for Pepsi, somehow got a hold of a million and a ...
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Reagan Economics - 1,646 words
The election of the Regan-Bush Republican ticket of 1984 brought many unprecedented and controversial policies to the US economy. Many of these policies,including Reganomics still affect our economy as a whole and are still major points of debates today. Reganomics was not solely based on economics, but rather the included a sense of having moral foundations. Government intervention and regulation of the economy were seen as economically harmful and furthermore morally wrong. It was believed that economic affairs should be left to the wisdom of God and his guidance would produce a successful market and economy. The moral obligation together with extreme Kenseyan theories were the guide to th ...
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Lasers And Their Applications - 1,995 words
Laser is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. In the last century many types of lasers have been used for many different applications from welding to surgery to military and even many uses in every day life by harnessing the principles of light and stimulated emission. To understand how lasers work we must first understand the physics behind light waves. Light is emitted from a source and travels in straight lines and when it strikes an object is either absorbed, reflected, or refracted. Light behaves primarily like a wave and its this wave nature of light that allows lasers to work. Constructive interference is what amplifies light. Since light is a wave i ...
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Irish Immigration - 1,316 words
... llowed these coffin ships waiting for the bodies of the newly deceased(Coffey). Families of the emigrants held American wakes, which were both mournings and celebrations. These wakes were somewhat happy occasions because some were able to leave their lives of hardships behind them(Coffey). The high mortality rate caused parishes to hold mass funerals. The funeral bills, although, were near impossible for families to pay so each church had a community coffin. These community coffins were used if there was a death in the community. The people would use the coffins for the wake and the funeral. At the gravesite, a trap door would be opened and the corpse would fall into the graves(Coffey). ...
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Capital Punishment And The Death Penalty - 1,541 words
... ne technology. Former President of the United States Ronald Regan used an analogy to suggest that lethal injection might produce a quick, painless death to condemned prisoners: I know what its like to try to eliminate an injured horse by shooting him. Now you call the veterinarian and he gives it a shot and the horse goes to sleep - thats it. I myself have wonderedif there arent even more human methods now-the simple shot or tranquillizer (14). In the 1800s the most frequent means of execution was by hanging. It was later replaced by electrocution and then by lethal gas, and most recently lethal injection. The third trend has been the attempt by policy makers to make sure that the death ...
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Pat Buchanan Speaks Out - 733 words
Thursday night the Phillips Center for Performing Arts hosted a very special guest appearance by the Reforms Party presidential candidate Pat Buchanan. In the year of presidential elections the two popular candidates George Bush and Al Gore really dont lash out on each other, which makes this years debates boring and long. Pat Buchanan is refreshing to the sense he doesnt care what he says about the other candidates. Pat Buchanans history includes serving as an assistant to Richard Nixon, and also to Ronald Regan. An accomplished journalist in his younger career, Pat Buchanan wrote speeches for the Reykjavik summit with Mikhail Gorbachev, and Richard Nixons popular speech to the opening of C ...
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Analysis Of The Cold War - 658 words
When World War II in Europe came to an end on May 7, 1945, a new war was just beginning. This war became known as the Cold War and was between the two world superpowers, the United States (US) and the Soviet Union (USSR). The Cold War lasted from 1945 to 1991. Fears between the two nations, which started in World War I, and grew in World War II, caused the Cold War to break after the end of World War II. The conflict in the Cold War was the difference in politics between the US and the USSR. The United States was capitalist when the USSR was communist. Both nations started a nuclear arms race among each other. In other words, the Cold War was a war of tension and competition. At the end of W ...
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