International Terrorism - 1,431 words
INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM By John Freel. This was a very difficult project for me to carry out, coming from an area were racial discrimination is almost non existent were only sometimes does religious bigotry raise it's ugly head, but not nearly in the proportions of this project. Ku Klux Klan, is a secret terrorist organisation that originated in the southern states during the period of Reconstruction following the American Civil War and was reactivated on a wider geographic basis in the 20th century. The original Klan was organised in Pulaski, Tennessee, on December 24, 1865, by six former Confederate army officers who gave their society a name taken from the Greek word kuklos, which means c ...
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Henry Clay - 508 words
Clay was born on April 12, 1777, in Hanover County, Virginia. He was born to John Clay, a minister. His mother Elizabeth Hudson was After studying for the bar with the eminent George Wythe, Clay, at the age of 20, moved to Lexington, Kentucky, where he developed a thriving practice. He was blessed with a quick mind, a flair for oratory, and an ability to charm both sexes with his easy, attractive manner. That he loved to drink and gamble was no drawback in an age that admired both vices. Clay, ambitious for worldly success, married into a wealthy and socially prominent family and soon gained entry into Kentucky's most influential circles. While still in his 20s, he was elected to the state l ...
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Mental Illness - 1,213 words
Beliefs and theories about mental illness vary greatly throughout the eyes of professionals. Many view mental illness as a serious condition, while others take it less seriously and see it as a part of everyday life. Although many think doctors are always right, they underestimate the influence and power these physicians exercise based upon their own personal views and ideas. Illustrated in the article, Social Class, Ethnicity and Mental Illness, Ann Vander Stoep and Bruce Link try to show whether there is a relation between mental illness which is linked to ethnicity and people with diverse backgrounds. In contrast, there is the view of Elaine Schowalter who is skeptical about doctors diagn ...
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To Kill A Mockingbird - 1,334 words
In 1960, Harper Lees To Kill a Mockingbird was first published. The book was published in the middle of the civil rights movement (Jones 53). The novel has been admired by many since it was first written, and it is a story that deals with racism in the 1930s. Diane Telgen said the following about the novel, "Lees story of the events surrounding the trial has been admired for its portrayal of Southern Life during the 1930s, not only for its piercing examination of the causes and effects of racism, but because it created a model of tolerance and courage in the character of Atticus Finch" (Telgen 285), one of the main characters in To Kill a Mockingbird. Claudia Durst Johnson had the following ...
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Womens Suffrage - 1,782 words
The womens suffrage movement began in Seneca Falls, New York during a convention on the rights of women. Seneca Falls was a progressive town but even here, Elizabeth Cady Stantons call for suffrage was controversial. Voting and politics were seen as completely male domains and it was shocking to think of women involved in either. The primary argument of suffragists was that they were being denied one of the most basic rights of Democracy. They were expected to live under laws which they could not vote for and pay taxes to a government which didnt represent them. Men were only half of the population but they were in charge of all of the decisions. Not only was it unfair, it went against the w ...
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Jane Addams - 1,334 words
Jane Addams was born in Cedarville, Illinois on September 6, 1860,and the eighth of nine children. Her father, John Addams, was a prosperous miller and local political leader who served for sixteen years as a state senator and fought as an officer in the Civil War, he was a friend of Abraham Jane's mother dies when she was only two. Her father remarried and her new stepmother brought along two new stepbrothers to add to the already large family. With the fact of Jane's mother passing away she was especially devoted to her father, her father became her idol (Jane 1). He taught her tolerance, philanthropy, and strong work ethic (Biography 2). He encouraged her to pursue higher education but no ...
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Reform In The Age Of Jackson - 2,221 words
... ociety. They discussed three things at the convention: first to denounce of anti-slavery reformers and placate the southern temperance societies; second to sponsor legislation against the sale of liquor and lastly to adopt total abstinence from all that can intoxicate. The society got nothing accomplished at this convention however, and there was a loss of members. In Massachusetts the fifteenth gallon law was passed in 1838. It forbade the sale of less than fifteen gallons of liquor that was either to be carried away or delivered all at one time. During the 1840s the Washington Temperance Society largely influenced the movement. In 1841, the society held their first of experience meetin ...
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Our Founding Fathers Motives - 1,138 words
Some people see the Founders of our constitution as capitalists, out only to benefit themselves and their bank accounts, and yet others see them as people who were only out to benefit the actual people of the United States. In my opinion, every man that was involved with writing the constitution was a little of both. Each was out to better his situation, yet I also believe that each was out to better the actual publics interests. All in all the Founders agreed upon a great document which set up a well rounded government for our new country. Each of the Founders was of high statute in society and also most were very well educated. Thirteen of the delegates were businessmen, merchants, or ship ...
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Appeal Court - 921 words
Most legal disputes involving state law are initially decided in the trial courts or by an administrative agency. But after such a decision, an individual may turn to the state's appeal courts if he or she believes a legal error occurred that harmed the case. In fact, thousands of cases are appealed every year.(1) They include criminal convictions as well as civil cases involving personal injury, contracts, employment, real estate, probate, divorce, child custody and many other issues. Whenever an appellate court reverses a trial court decision, it almost always allows that court to rehear the case using the correct law and procedures. In the vast majority of cases, the decision of a Court o ...
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Political Parties - 1,205 words
... operty. Government's only role is to help individuals defend themselves from force and fraud. ; The Libertarian Party is for all who don't want to push other people around and don't want to be pushed around themselves. Live and let live is the The Liberterian Party, now that is exactly what it would be..... a party. I would nearly guess that this party was established during the 60's era. Sounds like a no restrictions/ no moral kind of government to me. Sounds like fun, but what happens when the partys over? 9. National Patriot Party - affiliates in 26 states, including several with ballot status. Its focus is on democratic political restructuring and fiscal reform. . The Patriot Party, ...
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Justice Adminstration - 1,906 words
I. STEPS IN THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROCESS 1. The Decision Network transforms free citizens into, suspects then into defendants, into convicted offenders, probationers, inmates or parolees, leading into their eventual discharge from sentence and their return to society. 2. The full scale network includes a number of major steps about crime, suspects, and offenders, which in turn, are linked to different agencies that are meant to flow into one another. 1. The process of investigation begins with the receiving of a report that a crime was committed or due to indirect evidence a criminal act has taken place. a. An arrest decision takes place as a result of a crime was committed, thus resulting i ...
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Correlates Of Delinquency - 2,454 words
... ical harm to others, and forcing someone into other aggressive behaviors to cause property destruction such as fire setting with intention of causing serious damage or deliberately destroying other property. Breaking into someone elses home or car, lie to avoid obligations and stealing are characters of deceitfulness and theft. Serious violations of rules are identified by behavior such as running away, being truant from school, and staying out late at night regardless of parents prohibitions (before age 13). Repetitive and persistent patterns of these behaviors indicate that a child is most likely to be diagnosed with conduct disorder (First,1994). Conduct disorder is a persistent patte ...
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Discover The Impact Of Puritanism Of Colonial Society - 378 words
The puritans were a prime example of religious development of America. They had become social outcast in England, where they had little voice in matters, and so they migrated to America. There they set up the Massachusetts Bay colony, which flourished. With religious motivation too fulfill a Covenant with God to establish the New Jerusalem, successful model colony in America, they laid many of the foundations that would later be of great political importance. The Puritans established a two part representative body or legislature elected by the people and had a single leader, or executive, for many years was John Winthrop. Winthrop might easily have legislative power to himself, but he did n ...
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Texas Annexation - 934 words
Narrative History of Texas Annexation, Secession, and Readmission to the Union Texans voted in favor of annexation to the United States in the first election following independence in 1836. However, throughout the Republic period (1836-1845) no treaty of annexation negotiated between the Republic and the United States was ratified by both nations. When all attempts to arrive at a formal annexation treaty failed, the United States Congress passed--after much debate and only a simple majority--a Joint Resolution for Annexing Texas to the United States. Under these terms, Texas would keep both its public lands and its public debt, it would have the power to divide into four additional states "o ...
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Alexander Hamilton And The Constitution - 1,032 words
... Constitution vowed to stymie passage in the state legislature. This opposition was especially dangerous because New York, as a major economic and political entity located in the heart of the country, would be an essential pivot in any union of states. Against this background, Hamilton, in an attempt to win over New Yorkers to the convention's plan, launched a project of explaining and defending the Constitution which eventually produced one of the world's most enduring texts of political theory. "In collaboration with James Madison and John Jay, Hamilton wrote a series of newspaper pieces, under the pseudonym "Publius," which he called The Federalist. Comprised of 85 articles appearing ...
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Gambling - 1,570 words
Gambling, while it lowers taxes and creates jobs, it also causes addicts to lose money and therefore creates a higher crime rate. Gambling was a popular pastime in North America long before there was ever a United States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the end of the 17th century, just about every countryseat in colonial America had a lottery wheel. Cockfighting flourished thoughout the countries, especially in the South. Bear Baiting was also a popular sport, but the Puritans banned it.(Ortiz 4) Almost 100 years later gambling in the West gave gambling a second life. Early church leader struck down all forms of gambling and so in the East gamb ...
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The Philly Election Of 1794 - 1,003 words
The Swanwick-Fitzsimmons election in Philadelphia of the most infamous elections in American history due to the fact that, it brought with it the first distinction ever between two political parties, the Federalists and the Democrats. Subsequently the election of 1794 brought America it's first democratic congressional leader, John Swanwick. The factors surrounding Swanwick's congressional debut were national issues, local issues, yellow fever epidemic, the Whiskey Rebellion, and the excise tax. The democratic party was led by James Madison and Thomas Jefferson. This society was composed of mostly middle class citizens being composed of artisans and laborers. Their beliefs consisted of a cen ...
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Domestic Violence - 1,721 words
... there's no empirical research to date that supports his viewpoint. He does not believe that this viewpoint will bring about a reduction in domestic violence. Dr. Sonkin does not claim to have a solution to the problem of domestic violence. He does believe that passing legislation such as Assembly Bill 168 that inhibits people from developing new approaches is not the answer. He believes that flexibility needs to return so providers and criminal justice personnel can develop plans that make sense in each individual case. The criminal justice system seems to like the way that the law is functioning currently because things run smoother. Dr. Sonkin says that just because the system run smo ...
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To Kill A Mockingbird - 5,888 words
Chapter Summarys of To Kill A Mockingbird Chapter 1: Scout's father, Atticus Finch, studied law in Montgomery while supporting his brother, John "Jack" Hale Finch, who was in medical school in Boston. His sister Alexandra is living at the Landing. Atticus began his law practice in Maycomb, the county seat of Maycomb County, where his office in the courthouse contained little more than a hat rack, a spittoon, and a checkerboard. His first case entailed his defense of two men who refused to plead guilty for second-degree murder. They instead pleaded not guilty for first-degree murder, and were hung, marking probably the beginning of my father's profound distaste for criminal law. Her father is ...
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College Notebook - 2,612 words
... suburb of Tokyo. Still, that stability is showing signs of erosion. One area of deep concern is crime. The number of people between the ages of 14 and 19 arrested in Japan ratcheted up 14 percent in 1997, and rose an additional 3 percent in 1998. Unrest is also growing in Japan's schools. "School-refusers" like Kinichi -- young people who miss 30 days or more of class, or don't go at all -- are on the rise, though they still only account for 2 percent of youngsters. School is mandatory through elementary and junior high, but authorities don't lean too heavily on those who don't attend. "If you talk to these kids, you realize they've totally lost confidence in themselves," said Hiroyuki ...
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