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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Problems In The United States Educational System - 1,586 words
Today, the way the educational system works in the U.S. concerns a large number of people in this country. "Only 25% of adults have a great deal of confidence in the people running education, according to the General Social Survey, down from 49% in 1974" (Russel 4). A lot of discussions have been held to find the best ways to improve teaching methods. At the same time, people recognize that a very valuable solution to increase the level of education in the United States is to look at some problems that cause difficulties and hamper the enhancement of the quality of education. The first step is to define these problems. As in every country, the U.S. wants to develop its national standards in ...
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What Has Helped Change The United States Segregation Laws - 842 words
What Has Helped Change The United States Segregation Laws? Throughout time, there has not been equality between the races. Court cases, here in the United States, have tried to create racial equality, but did they really work? How did the cases really change racial equality? In To Kill A Mockingbird this same sort of question was come upon. Why was Separate but Equal here and why was it legal? Plessy vs. Ferguson is probably one of the most famous court cases that deals with the de-segregation of the United States. On June 7, 1892, a man named Homer Plessy was jailed for riding in a white-only railway car. Plessy was only 1/8 black though. He was 7/8s Caucasian, yet still considered black. T ...
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Russia Vs United States - 1,062 words
The United States and Russia have been battling off pernicious factions menacing the stability of their democracies over the years. Russia has come a long way over the past century, enduring a number of different phases that have completely desecrated any power Russia may have had paralleled to the rest of the world. The United States, however, has been evolving into a prosperous world power that has led to new respect from many other nations. Both Russia and the United States have struggled in the past at maintaining a significant amount of cultural commitment to preservation of specific aspects of their respective democracies. Having a relatively new democracy, Russian citizens have differ ...
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Russia Vs United States - 1,058 words
... nary War of the United States, but it is not the same because it ended in communism and repression, rather than gradual democracy that occurred in America (Melvin 68). People in Russia do not have the concept of how a democracy functions because they have no experience with it. They went from having tsars to communism, they've never had a real democratic government until recently. People are used to serving the state whereas in America people are used to referring to government officials as "public servants." The governing documents of the states are not honored and valued as they are in America because they were mainly mandates with little public consensus (Melvin 126). Lack of legitima ...
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Effect Of The Railroads On The United States - 1,460 words
There were numerous revolutionary inventions that contributed to the giant leap made by some nations during the Industrial Revolution. From inventions in the textile industry to inventions in transportation, these many innovations played a central role in the rise of the industrial nations. Among the significant inventions that contributed foremost to the rise of nations such as the United States, the railroad stands out. The railway system originated in the European nation, England, which had a dense population confined to a small geographic area. This was not the situation in the United States; however, this did not stop the railroad from reaching the Americas in the early 1800s. Unlike th ...
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Why The United States Sent Troops To Vietnam - 1,177 words
At the end of World War II in 1945, The United States government was, seemingly, intent on eradicating Communism from the world. The government was, in a Machiavellian but sometimes inept way, using any means necessary to achieve this goal. In the process, the United States nearly engaged in nuclear war with the Soviet Union during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, sacrificed over 58,000 American lives and some 300,000 causalities (not to mention the untold millions of Asian lives), and created "feelings of disillusionment among many Americans who believed that they had been betrayed by their leaders" (Opposing Viewpoints, pg. 17). Despite these costs, the United States government constantly ...
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Why The United States Sent Troops To Vietnam - 1,111 words
... in mind, the means by which we went about carrying out our will was wrong. This situation was different then World War II, and in hindsight should have been handled differently. In an attempt to quickly quell the Vietcong (meaning Vietnamese Communists), President Kennedy sent Special Forces troops to Vietnam in 1961. These troops were to train South Vietnamese forces and help them fight the Vietcong. However, the South Vietnamese proved to be inept and seemed incapable of learning to fight, and to protect their country. So, once again afraid of losing the battle to Communism, Kennedy commits thousands more troops. By the end of 1963, shortly after President Kennedy's assassination, a to ...
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United States Navy Seals - 702 words
One of the most famous Special Forces divisions in the United States military arsenal is the Navy SEALS. They are known throughout the world as one of the most States military has other Special Forces, such as the Army Rangers and Green Berets disciplined, skilled, and motivated teams ever. Although the United. However they are the most famous for the numerous operations that they have carried out. The United States Navy SEALS were formed as an extension of the World War Two Underwater Demolition Teams in 1962. President Kennedy was uncertain whether or not the Cold War would turn into a Hot War, so he directed the United States armed services to create special units dedicated to unconventio ...
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Comparison Between Democracy In Ancient Greece And United States - 1,828 words
The Influence of the Greeks on American Democracy Tyranny is the rule of one man to the advantage of the ruler, oligarchy to the advantage of the rich, democracy to the advantage of the poor. -Aristotle Democracy: a form of government that makes political decisions directly exercised by the whole body of citizens, under procedures of majority rule. This type of democracy is know as a direct democracy, however the form of government that citizens exercise the same right not in person but through elected representatives is known as a representative democracy. Today in the United States of America we have a representative democracy in which we appoint representatives through election. The found ...
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Comparison Between Democracy In Ancient Greece And United States - 1,819 words
... sure that power is not being abused. Although many people argue that the leaders of the political party decide on important issues, however this was not true in Athens. Athens acted on the voice of the people. Not even the great leader of Pericles had such power to obtain complete control of the Assembly. While his influence was at its height, he could only hope for continued approval of his policies expressed in the peoples vote in the Assembly. His proposals were submitted to the Assembly weekly and the Assembly could and occasionally did abandon him and his policies. Although men like Pericles represented a political elite, the decisions in the Assembly were always in the hands of the ...
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Fashion In The United States Between The Wars - 301 words
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Foreign Relations Between Kenya And The United States - 542 words
International Relations between Kenya and the United States The Kenyan cooperation with the United States is beneficial both economically and socially. According to the Kenyan Embassy in Washington, D.C., they believe such a union will help the promotion of economic and social development. In the past, the United States has provided economic assistance; in addition, they have given medical assistance in times of hardship such as the Nairobi terrorist bombings. In 1998, two United States embassies were bombed in Nairobi, Kenya, causing hundreds of wounded and seventy fatalities (CNN). The terrorist act holds Osama bin Laden, who is now suspected to be a threat to the 2000 Olympic games in Aus ...
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How The United States Government Does Not Truly Reflect A Federalist System - 1,438 words
I believe that the United States Constitution does not truly reflect a federalist system. In fact, I believe that the federalist system, in which states have considerable power to exercise, was all but abolished by the United States Constitution. In answering this question, American Government, by Peter Wolf, gives a few examples of what Federalism meant back in the late 1700s, and why, during the framing of the Constitution, there was a big debate between federalists and anti-federalists. That Federalism furnishes the means of uniting commonwealths into one nation under one national government without extinguishing their separate administrations, legislatures, and local patriotisms (Wolf, 6 ...
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Backgroud Of The United States Budget - 1,201 words
Background of the United States Budget This coming year, in 1999, our Federal Government will spend over $1.7 trillion. They use this money to support causes that aid to the betterment of society, the health of the people, research for better and new materials, education, and one of the biggest, the military. Each year, by the first Monday if February, the President of the United States presents to Congress the proposed Federal Budget for the next fiscal year. Each fiscal year starts on October 1st of the preceding year. This budget is gathered and created by the White Houses Office of Management and Budget (OMB). They create the budget based on requests made by individual agencies and from ...
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Japan Vs. United States - 293 words
Japan had a goal of making an empire called the Greater East Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere. This empire would serve the economic needs of Japan. This huge empire would stretch from Manchuria in the north to Australia in the south. It was similar to Hitler's dream of Europe filled with the Aryan race. To start this plan, Japan took over China's northeastern province, Manchuria. The war between China and Japan went on for three years. Japan's supply of oil, iron, rubber, and tin were low. The only way they could continue a war with China was if they attacked Southeast Asia and take over the rich supplies of resources that lay there. This plan for resources threatened the American controlled Philip ...
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Somalia Vs United States - 1,478 words
Somalia, which is about the size of Texas, is a small country located in Eastern Africa next to the Indian Ocean. The United States, which is located on the Western Hemisphere, is bordered by Mexico and Canada and is between the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans. Separated not only by the Atlantic Ocean, Somalia and the United States are also separated by the differences in economies and populations. These two countries that are quite opposite in size have some similarities in their governments and education systems. Somalia is one of the worlds poorest and least developed countries (Campbell). Because of the Civil War, which broke out in 1991, much of Somalias economy has been devastated. The war ...
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Trip To United States - 1,394 words
It has been roughly six months since I have arrived in the United States of America, and I still remember vividly the day I left my native country, India. The day before my departure, my parents and I made the rounds of all my relatives houses. All of them were happy to see me and proud of me because I was leaving to the United States to finish my education. I was starting a new part of my life, embarking on a new journey. And they were a bit sad well, especially my maternal grandmother, whom I am very close to. She tried to smile at times and let me know how proud she was of me. But deep down, I could sense that she was very sad. I remember telling her, Nana, dont be sad. It is only for thr ...
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Affirmative Action In The United States - 962 words
The writer Mary Anne Warren is focusing on describing the current practices in many organizations today in regards to the implementing a goal vs. a quota system for the purposes of affirmative action. She defines a quota as "Those who use the term "quotas" pejoratively tend to assume that the numerical standards will be set so high or enforced so rigidly that strong reverse discrimination-that is, the deliberate hiring of demonstrably less well qualified candidates-will be necessary to implement them." (Warren, 370). Warren then describes goal as "The term "goal", on the other hand, suggests that this will not be the case, and that good faith efforts to comply with the standards by means sho ...
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Should Elian Gonzalez Go Back To Cuba Or Stay In The United States? - 668 words
Should Elian Gonzalez go back to Cuba or stay in the United States? This seems to be the question drenching the media on a constant bases. Every newspaper, news broadcast, and magazine seem to have a story about Elian. Titles like Elians Grandmothers are coming to the US, seems kind of silly if you read the headline literally. I dont mean to be cold but why do we care if Elians grandmother is coming to the US? Thousands of grandmas have come to the US everyday, but we dont hear about them. The media has turned this dilemma into a circus. All that aside, the question and heated debate of whether or not Elian should stay still plagues us. Everyone seems to have an opinion on this subject. If y ...
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