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President Clinton William Jefferson Clinton. He is the most powerful man in the world. He is also our President. However, what do we really know about him? With all the scandals and controversies surrounding this man and his family, is it possible to ever really know the truth about him? Perhaps the only way to do so is to examine the myths surrounding him, many of them of Clinton\'s own making, and delve beneath the surface. One of the most well known scandals surrounding Bill Clinton is the ma
President of the US The President of the United States- this title has come to earn so much honor, as it is considered “the most powerful elected official in the world” (World Book). Some of America’s most distinguished men were once presidents, and we recall such great names as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and John F. Kennedy. This prestigious position is not something one is just handed, and when one does obtain it, it is very hard work. In this paper, I will help
Presidential Roles The President of the United States has five major roles within his job. These include being the Commander in Chief, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Legislative Leader, and the Opinion/Party Leader. The Commander in Chief is the role with the most power, it is the most visible role, and it commands the most respect from other institutions of government. The Commander in Chief is the nations highest military leader and is the only role named in Article II of the Constitution. T
presidents1 Environmental issues, and policies have recently come to the for-front of American politics in the past four decades. This recent rise in the environment is due in part to the rapid boom in population in the past 40 years. The two major party candidates for the 2000 presidential election have keyed in on certain environmental issues to make strong arguments for the presidency. Gov. George W. Bush, who is the republican presidential candidate, is pretty much anti-environmental, but th
prevent contagion Globalization has been the theme directing the future. Yet, as Mr. Henry M. Paulson, chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs Group Inc. recently acknowledged, national and regional markets are linked only in “precarious ways” leading to weak spots within the economy and fueling the possibility for regional or even worldwide financial crises (Peck Ming, 12/8, p.1). In just the past 12 years, three major crises have caused tremors felt around the world. All three examples represent inc
Private Prisons and Special Interest Groups Privately owned prisons began to emerge in the mid-1980s. These prisons emerged because of the ideological imperatives of the free market, the huge increase in the number of prisoners, and the substantial increase in imprisonment costs. (1) Proponents of privatized prisons put forward a simple case: The private sector can do it cheaper and more efficiently. Corporations such as Correction Corporation of America and Wackenhut promised design and managem
propaganda in Northern Ireland Throughout the history of civilized societies and governments in the world propaganda has played a large part in their affairs. Propaganda is the deliberative and systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognition’s, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist (O’Donnell and Jowett, 53). Propaganda’s purpose is weighted in favor of the propagandist and not necessarily in the best interest of the recei
propaganda in Northern Ireland1 Throughout the history of civilized societies and governments in the world propaganda has played a large part in their affairs. Propaganda is the deliberative and systematic attempt to shape perceptions, manipulate cognitions, and direct behavior to achieve a response that furthers the desired intent of the propagandist (ODonnell and Jowett, 53). Propagandas purpose is weighted in favor of the propagandist and not necessarily in the best interest of the rece
psy Within the last decade or so, Charlotte Perkins Gilman has been experiencing something of a renaissance. While this prominent turn-of-the-century intellectual leader languished in obscurity until Carl Degler resurrected her in the mid-1950\'s, today there are two biographies, two collections of her writings, numerous literary criticisms; and The Yellow Wallpaper\' proclaims her feminist manifesto, not only in print but as adapted for Masterpiece Theater, the opera, and the ballet.l Why al
psy Within the last decade or so, Charlotte Perkins Gilman has been experiencing something of a renaissance. While this prominent turn-of-the-century intellectual leader languished in obscurity until Carl Degler resurrected her in the mid-1950\'s, today there are two biographies, two collections of her writings, numerous literary criticisms; and The Yellow Wallpaper\' proclaims her feminist manifesto, not only in print but as adapted for Masterpiece Theater, the opera, and the ballet.l Why al
Pygmalion In this day of repressive, unsavory humanity, where the young idolize the lower classes, while the politically correct look down upon the elite, every household should have a copy of this timeless tale. Although many scorn the elite, it is they who preside over society. This book is as entertaining as it is provocative. Often these two qualities do not harmonize, but in Pygmalion they are conjugal. With its inclusion of religious issues, gender issues, social issues, family issues, and
Questioning the necessity of guns Questioning the Necessity of Guns; The Second Amendment Every day in the United States ten children under the age of eighteen are killed accidentally by a gun, while another one hundred are seriously injured. Meanwhile every three hours a teenager uses a handgun to commit suicide. Seventy-five percent of all homicides in the U.S. are the result of handguns. Today there are well over 150 million handguns in America, and people who own handguns are more likely to
racism4 Racism and Hatred Racism has become one of the many burdens amongst multi-cultural worlds like the United States. Different beliefs, different cultures, different skin color, all of these act like building blocks to help construct what we know as Racism. Racism is a part of each and every one of us. No doubt, we are all racist, but the term racism has been used too loosely. Racism has been mutated to such an extent that it could be a reason for war or rioting, a symbol of terrorism, and
racism4 Racism and Hatred Racism has become one of the many burdens amongst multi-cultural worlds like the United States. Different beliefs, different cultures, different skin color, all of these act like building blocks to help construct what we know as Racism. Racism is a part of each and every one of us. No doubt, we are all racist, but the term racism has been used too loosely. Racism has been mutated to such an extent that it could be a reason for war or rioting, a symbol of terrorism, and
Rain ˙Acid Rain Acid Rain Introduction Acid rain has become an environmental concern of global importance within the last decade. With the increasing environmental awareness of the unhealthy condition of our planet earth the concern about acid rain has not lessened. In brief, acid rain is rain with pH values of less than 5.6. When dealing with acid rain one must study and understand the process of making Sulfuric acid. In this project we will take an in depth look into the production of sulfur
rap Rap Not Rest in Peace (12/01/98) In this day in age rap has changed in so many more ways then one. From its start in the 80s on the East Coast, to its explosion and transformation on the West Coast. Today RAP has earned itself a first name, and as you all may know its gangster RAP. Gangster Rap today has become a way of life for many fans. Often being misunderstood gangster Rappers have been blamed for glorifying the gangster way of life. Gangster Rappers such as Snoop Dog, 2Pac, Ice T, Ice
rAP CENORSHIP *.INHEAD* *.AD* Music and Censorship Victor Lombardi December 1991 Second Reader: Alan Stuart Instructor: Richard Hixon Introduction Our society today largely views censorship as a method that has disappeared from liberal cultures since the enlightenment with the exception of restrictions in time of war. The enlightenment served to cripple the intolerance of incisive religious and government leaders, but did not obliterate censorship altogether. Instead, the job of expurgating unac
Rap Music Rap music began in the mid 1970\'s with artists such as Grandmaster Flash, Africa Bambaataa, and Kurtis Blow. According to the encyclopedia based web site infoplease.com the word rap is derived from a 1960\'s slang word for conversation. (www.kids.infoplease.com). This extraordinary style of music served as a form of street poetry for most artists. With a mixture of jazz, disco, and funk rap became extremely popular within the African American and Hispanic communities. Some of the ar
Remains of the Day The Remains of the Day by Kazuo Ishiguro The passage in The Remains of the Day, by Kazuo Ishiguro, which best represents the theme of the story is found on page 116, last paragraph of the page. This passage is one of the final discussions Mr. Stevens has with respect to his trying to determine what makes a great butler. However, it is only one out of many possible examples. In this specific instance he is saying that one can be a great butler only if he works for an employer w
Renaissance The Renaissance During the era known as the “Renaissance” Europe emerged from its economic troubles of the Middle Ages and experienced a time of financial growth. Also the Renaissance was an age in which artistic, social, scientific and political thought turned in new directions however. The most important changes during the Renaissance were the changes that took place in the way how people viewed themselves and their world. The Renaissance was a rebirth that occurred throughout most
Renaissance1 The Renaissance During the era known as the “Renaissance” Europe emerged from its economic troubles of the Middle Ages and experienced a time of financial growth. Also the Renaissance was an age in which artistic, social, scientific and political thought turned in new directions however. The most important changes during the Renaissance were the changes that took place in the way how people viewed themselves and their world. The Renaissance was a rebirth that occurred throughout mos
Revolutions Revolution can be defined as radical or rapid change. Revolutions, whether called by that name or not have greatly changed the world. Three revolutions prior to 1700 were the Enlightenment, the Crusades, and the Renaissance. The enlightenment was a movement that sought to shine the “light” of reason on traditional ideas about government and society. During the Enlightenment, sometimes called the Age of Reason, thinkers fought against superstition, ignorance, intolerance, and tyranny.
Rewriting History Pearl Harbor and World War II “Tora, tora, tora!”…What if these words were never said? In the history of the United States of America, there have been many situations that have changed, or turned this country’s history around. One of these being World War II and Pearl Harbor. What if Pearl Harbor was never attacked by the Japanese, would we have thrown ourselves into the second World War? If not, would this have changed the political, economic, national, and governmental issues
Riis The appalling conditions of New York City’s immigrants were disclosed by Jacob Riis in How the Other Half Lives. Being an immigrant from Denmark himself, Riis, felt it was his duty to present others the disturbing life that many immigrants endured, including children. Riis, a photographer, was able to portray the slums as no other person had been able to do before. He brought to light the crime, disease, and hopelessness of the tenements. His book and photographs led to legislation througho
rock and rap censorship While the censorship of art is not a new phenomenon, recent years have witnessed renewed and intensified attempts to control popular culture. In particular, rap and rock music have come under increasing attack from various sides representing the entire left and right political spectrum, purportedly for their explicit sexual and violent lyrical contents. In this paper is investigated which moral codes underlie these claims against popular music, how social movements mobili
Role of the emperor in meiji japan Role of The Emperor in Meiji Japan Japan is a society whose culture is steeped in the traditions and symbols of the past: Mt. Fuji, the tea ceremony, and the sacred objects of nature revered in Shintoism. Two of the most important traditions and symbols in Japan; the Emperor and Confucianism have endured through Shogunates, restorations of imperial rule, and up to present day. The leaders of the Meiji Restoration used these traditions to gain control over Japan
Ronald Wilson Reagan Ronald Wilson Reagan was the 40th President of the United States. He served from January 20, 1981 to January 20, 1989. He was born February 6, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois to John Edward Reagan and Nelle Wilson Reagan. President Reagan came from rather meager beginnings, not very typical of the presidents before him. He married Jane Wyman on June 25, 1940 and got divorced in 1948. About four years later Ronald Reagan found the love of his life Nancy Davis. They married on Ma
Roosevelt Roosevelt was born at his family’s estate at Hyde Park, in Dutchess County, New York on January 30,1882. He was the only child of James Roosevelt and Sara Delano Roosevelt. James Roosevelt was a moderately successful businessman, with a variety of investments and a special interest in coal. He was also a conservative Democrat who was interested in politics. His home overlooking the Hudson River was comfortable without being ostentatious, and the family occupied a prominent position amo
Rosa Park One Person\'s Belief: The Story of Rosa Parks and the Civil Rights Movement My feets is weary, but my soul is rested. This quote summarizes how Rosa Parks felt after her victory for the advancement of African Americans in society. Rosa Parks\' simple act of protest galvanized America\'s civil rights revolution. Mrs. Parks is best known for her refusal to give up her seat on a bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama. The civil rights movement originates back to the Reconstruction Er
sadfas My editorial is how the seriousness for school related sports has decreased. Sports aren’t what they used to be. People who say things like “ people are taking these sports too seriously” or “ the sports are meant to be fun”, I think, should rethink their opinion. Of course, they are taken seriously, that doesn’t necessarily mean they aren’t fun. Personally I love all of the yelling and confusion that goes on all around sports, whether it’s on TV, or the court, or on the field. I also thi
sarte Jean-Paul Sartre and Existentialism Jean-Paul Sartre . . . the name is one of the most popular in modern philosophy. But who was he? What did he write and what were his works about? What was his role with regard to Existentialism? What is Existentialism, really? What life influences affected the person as whom he became famous? How would Sartre assess various social topics that we face today? What are the problems with Sartre\'s view of Existentialism and existence in general? These are th
Scholarly Legal Writing The education of lawyers must not merely involve the acquisition of knowledge and skills; it must include the cultivation of creative thinking and imagination, the appreciation of the commonality of the human condition, and development of a sense of judgment and responsibility. Hence, lawyering includes the ability to understand and critique existing and emerging visions of the profession in relation to interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives, the implications of
School Violence1 There are many fatal and nonfatal crimes in our school’s today. We have got to put an end to all this unnecessary violence. School violence effects the way students perform in school, hurts many students, so we have to show the solution to stop the violence and teach the awareness of violent kids in our schools. School violence effects the way students perform in their school. Students do not want to show up to class, because of being afraid of fights, stabbing, or shootings. Du
School Violence1 There are many fatal and nonfatal crimes in our school’s today. We have got to put an end to all this unnecessary violence. School violence effects the way students perform in school, hurts many students, so we have to show the solution to stop the violence and teach the awareness of violent kids in our schools. School violence effects the way students perform in their school. Students do not want to show up to class, because of being afraid of fights, stabbing, or shootings. Du
Self Reliance Essay S E L F - R E L I A N C E E S S A Y “A political victory, a rise of rents, the recovery of your sick, or the return of your absent friend, or some other favorable event, raises your spirits, and you think good days are preparing for you. Do not believe it. Nothing can bring you peace but yourself. Nothing can bring you peace but the triumph of principles.” In these concluding lines of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s essay, he once again pounds his beliefs in nonconformatism across to t
senator Josh Grodin 410-37-8822 Second Take Home Essay #1 Early last year, shortly after the 2000 elections, the Distinguished Gentlemen, Lloyd Doggett announced that he would not seek reelection for his House seat in 2002. This revelation came as quite a shock to Doggett supporters, but it was a pleasant surprise to a well-known Texas Senator such as myself. Being a Democrat who is well liked and respected within the Texas Senate, it was a clear calling for me to throw in the towel and run for
Separation of Church and State SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE: THE EVOLUTION FROM ROGER WILLIAMS TO MODERN TIMES The separation of church and state has been fiercely debated for more than three centuries. Before America became an independent union some of the English immigrants, known as Puritans, were coming to this new land to break away from the rule of the Church of England. The Puritans were attempting to “create a new church, all the while not separating from the old one” (Gaustad 50). How
Separation of Church and State Right or Wrong Daniel Emerick 11-2-2000 English 111-11 Michael Guzman P3- Final Draft Separation of Church and State: Right or Wrong? Separation of church and state is a very sensitive topic in today’s society. Most people see the phrase “separation of church and state” and think it is concrete, constitutional, proof that nothing religious should set foot in anything relating to government. The intent of this paper is to present an alternate view of separation betw
seperate spheres Michael Soon February 3, 2000 History 17B 3869807 SEPARATE SPHERES The separate spheres ideology, adhered to by the northern middle class, both repressed and empowered women in the first half of the nineteenth century. Separate spheres ideology was initially an oppressive measure used to subject women to the “domestic” sphere of the home. But women empowered themselves by manipulating this position to show their moral superiority. With this superiority, women increased their eff
sex and society Sex in Society Sex plays a major role in today\'s society. From television, radio, music, and advertisements, to video games, the Internet, and even art and pictures, all forms of media use sex to help sell their products. With the public being exposed to so many different types, the overuse and exploitation of sex is common. Is sex a useful tool, or a ploy to get the attention of the public? Before discussing sex in the media, one must understand why it has come to be that peopl
Sister Corita Kent CORITA KENT By John Keleher 12/14/00 American Pop Art was born of the newly found self-confidence with which American art had asserted itself. The subject matter which provided the initial impulse was the cultural concept of Americanism itself: the idea of progress, the media industry sensation, and the relative boom of stardom and cultural icons in Hollywood. The birth place of these new phenomena seems to have its roots in the city of New York, the so called cultural center
Smokers have right In 1998, Drew Carey held a sit-in because of the smoking ban in the California bars. Even though Drew is not a smoker, he smoked that night and called the ban “stupid.” Three years ago, California enacted a state law that forbade smoking in bars and other work areas for the sake of the employees. Drew felt It should be up to each bar owner and patron to decide if they want to smoke or not.” Drew Carey was not cited by police for the incident, but the owner, Irwin Held, was. H
Smokers have rights In 1998, Drew Carey held a sit-in because of the smoking ban in the California bars. Even though Drew is not a smoker, he smoked that night and called the ban “stupid.” Three years ago, California enacted a state law that forbade smoking in bars and other work areas for the sake of the employees. Drew felt It should be up to each bar owner and patron to decide if they want to smoke or not.” Drew Carey was not cited by police for the incident, but the owner, Irwin Held, was.
social studies Social studies is defined by the Board of Director of the National Council for the social studies as, the integrated study of the social sciences and humanities to promote civic competence. Within the school program, social studies provides coordinated, systematic study drawing upon such disciplines as anthropology, archeology, economics, geography, history, law, philosophy, political science, psychology, religion, and sociology, as well as appropriate content from the humanities,
Sociocultural Learning At the beginning of this semester, I went into a classroom without the intentions of it having any impact of my life. What I did not know was that this course held not only a vision for the future but also answers to my past. Growing up, I was influenced by a society that was inhabited almost entirely by whites. For that reason only, I have been completely unaware of any bias or unfair treatment to minority and female students. Because of this upbringing, I found many inci
Sociocultural Learning1 At the beginning of this semester, I went into a classroom without the intentions of it having any impact of my life. What I did not know was that this course held not only a vision for the future but also answers to my past. Growing up, I was influenced by a society that was inhabited almost entirely by whites. For that reason only, I have been completely unaware of any bias or unfair treatment to minority and female students. Because of this upbringing, I found many inc
sociology5 Assignment 1 Sociological imagination can be defined as “that quality of mind essential to grasp the interplay of man and society, of biography and history, of self and world” (9). Sociological imagination is central to the study of society because it allows many of the personal troubles of individuals to be understood and solved on a broader, “society-wide” level. I have written many papers for many teachers and taken many tests for teachers. If I fail a test then it looks bad on me
sociology5 Assignment 1 Sociological imagination can be defined as “that quality of mind essential to grasp the interplay of man and society, of biography and history, of self and world” (9). Sociological imagination is central to the study of society because it allows many of the personal troubles of individuals to be understood and solved on a broader, “society-wide” level. I have written many papers for many teachers and taken many tests for teachers. If I fail a test then it looks bad on me
Stainless Steel “Metal is the material of our time. It enables architecture to become sculpture; it also expresses technological possibility as well as the time-honored characteristics of quality and permanence.” Frank O. Gehry (4) This quotation is a categorical description of stainless steel. Superiority in mechanical properties, distinct characteristics, and variety of options make stainless steel a preeminent choice in material selection. Designers, architects, artisans and others alike have
Technopoly by Postman Technopoly Neil Postman takes a pessimistic view of technology and its future in his book Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology. Upon first reading of the title, I was prepared for yet another example of meaningless technology bashing. Context-free sentiments such as “Kill your TV” seem to flow unimpeded from every angle, especially from university faculty/writers. While Postman’s delivery is certainly not the Kaopectate required for this problem, it does attem