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The European Union
The European Union
The European Union The EU: A balance of sovereignty and centralization The European Union faces a number of problems that are inherent in the forming of a union out of disparate member states. One such problem is the integration of the various states without causing a loss in the individual vigor of each member state that is involved. There is also the problem of creating an effective European government whilst avoiding over centralization and the progression to a Federation of European states.
The Government of Japan
The Government of Japan
The Government of Japan Japan is a constitutional monarchy with a parliamentary government. The country\'s constitution was made on May 3, 1947 right when the U.S. took control of Japan following World War II. Under the constitution, Japan has universal adult suffrage with a secret ballot for all elective offices. Which basically means that all legal adults in the country can vote privately. Just like the U.S. their government is made up of an executive branch responsible to the legislative br
The Judicial System
The Judicial System
The Judicial System The writers of the US Constitution were determined to separate the powers of the federal government in to three branches: Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. The prime function of the judicial branch is to interpret the law in such a way that rules made in the past can be applied reasonably in the present. This function gives the courts a role in policymaking. The Constitution establishes the Supreme Court of the United States and grants Congress the authority to establish
The President of the US
The President of the US
The 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
Uniforms in public school
Uniforms in public school
Uniforms in public school Final Draft Quality education is critical to the future of America’s children. However, we cannot educate our children in schools where weapons, gang violence, and drugs, threaten their safety. Many local school districts have made uniforms an important part of an overall program to improve school safety and discipline. Students resort to violence and theft simply to obtain designer clothes or name brand shoes. This instills a fear among the students and teachers. It is
Us a legitimate democracy
Us a legitimate democracy
us a legitimate democracy The U.S. - a Legitimate Democracy? In any system which claims to be democratic, a question of its legitimacy remains. A truly democratic political system has certain characteristics which prove its legitimacy with their existence. One essential characteristic of a legitimate democracy is that it allows people to freely make choices without government intervention. Another necessary characteristic which legitimates government is that every vote must count equally: one vo
Vote or not
Vote or not
Vote or not In the constitution it says, “the right of citizens of the United States, who are eighteen years of age or older, to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by a State on account of age.” When asked why I think I would vote, in this upcoming election, or any other I would have to say because it is my right. A right given to me by the government allowing me to have a say about what goes on in our country today. If I was eighteen I would take full advantage of the
Warren g harding
Warren g harding
warren g harding Warren G. Harding Warren Gamaliel Harding was an affluent speaker, he gave the business a free hand, and his return to normalcy led to a fairly decent presidency, plagued with a only few political scandals. He was born in the town of Corsica, Ohio in on November 2, 1865. His first real 30b was an editor of the local newspaper, and that is what got him interested in public affairs. He was married to Florence Kling DeWolfe, against her father\'s wishes who was a prestigious bank
Western Canada Concept
Western Canada Concept
Western Canada Concept The Western Canada Concept The Western Canada Concept is a separatist party led by Alberta lawyer Doug Christie. The party is devoted to a peaceful secession of the four Western provinces and the two territories from Canada. By means of four referenda held in each respective western province, the Western Canada Concept would establish an independent nation. A wide spectrum of reasons, encompassing political, economic, and cultural issues, fuels the group’s drive for a sove
Aids and homosexuals misc 12 00 l
Aids and homosexuals misc 12 00 l
aids and homosexuals misc 12 00 l Homosexual Men and the Aids Virus Over the phone, I could hear quiet anguish in the mother’s gentle contralto voice: “ We found out in late August. He sat us both down and told us his secret. Deep inside, I already knew. I guess I’ve known for a long time, but I could not accept it. He’s my baby boy. How could he be a freak of nature? We couldn’t talk about it. When he came home for Christmas, We talked about his job, his new home, and his new car. He and his br
Aids in Africa misc 12 00
Aids in Africa misc 12 00
Aids in Africa misc 12 00 AIDS In Africa: A Rising Problem Africa is a continent with many social issues and problems. These social issues range from overpopulation, racism, and a countless number of disease epidemics. One of the most deadly and uncontrollable of these diseases is the HIV virus, or AIDS. AIDS is an illness that involves several phases. It is caused by a virus that can be passed from person to person. AIDS impairs the human body\'s immune system the system responsible for warding
Despite the negative portrayal in mainstream 1960s
Despite the negative portrayal in mainstream 1960s
LSD Despite the negative portrayal in mainstream 1960s media, justifications expressed by counterculture activists for further investigation, education and experimentation under government control of LSD were rational and valid arguments. Sex, drugs, protests, war, political upheaval, cultural chaos, and social rebellion; the many comforts TV dinner eating, republican voting, church going, suburbia conformists tried to escape through conservative ideals, town meetings, and The Andy Williams Fami
The Case For The Defence InDepth Review
The Case For The Defence InDepth Review
The Case For The Defence InDepth Review My fascination with the Judicial System Structure of today\'s society was furthered and strengthened after reading and analyzing the works of Edward Greenspan. This superbly written biography recollecting past cases and important events in Greenspan\'s life allowed myself, the reader, to learn more about Jurisprudence and the Criminal Code. The entire casebook revolves around several main themes including the balance of Positive & Natural influences in th
1968 LIfe
1968 LIfe
1968 LIfe Analysis of Life for 1968 The year 1968 was a time of war, civil rights movements, and riots. Many big events took place during 1968. Many lives were changed by these events. Out if the 1960’s, 1968 stands out the most. In January of 1968 the United States thought that the Vietnam War was coming to a close, but President Johnson made a statement that changed the direction of Vietnam. President Johnson said the South Vietnamese could not win. This caused the South Vietnamese could not w
272 Number of Words That Redefined America
272 Number of Words That Redefined America
272 Number of Words That Redefined America The two hundred seventy-two words of President Lincoln\'s Gettysburg Address are as significant today as they were six score and seventeen years ago. Garry Wills\' Lincoln at Gettysburg: The Words That Remade America, explicates these two hundred seventy-two words and paints a new picture that gives us the historical context of the President\'s speech. It was short enough for generations of people to remember, yet at the same time, long enough to have
A Reaction to Uncle Toms Cabin
A Reaction to Uncle Toms Cabin
A Reaction to Uncle Toms Cabin Lauren Richmond History 201 April 1, 1999 A Reaction to Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin “So this is the little lady who made this big war.” Abraham Lincoln’s legendary comment upon meeting Harriet Beecher Stowe demonstrates the significant place her novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, holds in American history. Published in book form in 1852, the novel quickly became a national bestseller and stirred up strong emotions in both the North and South. The context in wh
A Revisionist perspective of the election of Thoma
A Revisionist perspective of the election of Thoma
A Revisionist perspective of the election of Thomas Jefferson The Election of Thomas Jefferson Consensus historians paint Thomas Jefferson as the great father of democracy, referring to his election to the presidency as the “revolution of 1800.” In actuality, Thomas Jefferson was an inconsistent man, who was philosophically against the Federalists, but who did not bring about any significant political or ideological changes during his presidency. Recently, revisionist historians have begun to qu
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Tim Stanley: The Last Celebration of Roe v. Wade As a part of Minnesota’s National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) Tim Stanley came to inform us and promote involvement in pro-choice activism. He discussed his concern about the future of women’s rights and present legislation and politics that can affect this issue. Such subjects discussed were the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and how this decision may be affected by the 2000 presidential election, the Supreme Court
Abortion
Abortion
Abortion Tim Stanley: The Last Celebration of Roe v. Wade As a part of Minnesota’s National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League (NARAL) Tim Stanley came to inform us and promote involvement in pro-choice activism. He discussed his concern about the future of women’s rights and present legislation and politics that can affect this issue. Such subjects discussed were the anniversary of Roe v. Wade and how this decision may be affected by the 2000 presidential election, the Supreme Court
Aims of Germany and Japan
Aims of Germany and Japan
Aims of Germany and Japan The Aims of Germany and Japan The 1930s were a tumultuous time. After World War I, the Allied powers seemed determined to preserve peace, but Germany and Japan held a shared goal of world domination. In two memorandums about the plans of Germany and Japan, U.S. officials make the position that the United States should take plain: mobilize and be ready for war, but do not provoke it. In other words, “Speak softly but carry a big stick.” Although Germany and Japan had a f
Air Power and the Gulf War
Air Power and the Gulf War
Air Power and the Gulf War Air Power and the Gulf War An acknowledged aerospace historian, Mr. Richard P. Hallion is an associate for the Smithsonian Institution employed in the research division. A former Charles A. Lindbergh Professor of Aerospace History, Mr. Hallion has written or edited thirteen other books, including The Wright Brothers: Heirs of Prometheus (1978), Test Pilots: The Frontiersmen of Flight (1988), and The History of Battlefield Air Attack, 1911-1945 (1989), while professor a
AL CAPONE
AL CAPONE
AL CAPONE The roaring 20’s for many people may bring to mind flappers or changing times of a positive nature. But on the flip side of the coin during that decade were a lot of activity in the crime world as well and in magnitudes no one could predict beforehand. Breweries, smoking, swearing, cheating, gambling, frequenting places called speakeasies which sold alcohol during the Prohibition, brothels and murder were headline news for much of this time for a man by the name of Alphonse (Al) Capone
Amenhotep III
Amenhotep III
Amenhotep III Amenhotep IV ascended the throne of Egypt following the death of his father, Amenhotep III. This new ruler proved to be different in almost every way from both his predecessors and the pharaohs who ruled after him. The purpose of this essay is to present the issues of religion, art, architecture, literature and foreign policy in relation to the rule of this unique pharaoh. Newby (1980) states that the most noticeable difference rested in the religious beliefs of Amenhotep IV. In th
America First Hand
America First Hand
America First Hand America First Hand. Robert D. Marcus and David Burner. Beacon Press, 1987, 223 pgs. The beginning of the colonial period was full of troubles. America First Hand, by Robert D. Marcus and David Burner is written in distinct detail about several accounts by American colonists that are written and relay what it was like in the colonies during the first couple decades. The accounts describe how teenagers, men, and women, all in their own way, questioned society, religion, and gove
American Dream
American Dream
American Dream Introduction The American Dream can best be defined as a city upon a hill. “City upon a hill can be defined as an ideology based on the premise that the individual\'s loyalty and devotion to the nation-state surpass other individual or group interests,”1 or in simpler terms, being superior over other nations. The Civil War, the Imperialistic Race of the 19th Century, the Korean War, the Klu Klux Klan (KKK), and the Gulf War are all examples of the American Dream of superiority
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson Like any hall of fame, its inductees are the best in whatever they do, from baseball or football to something like being President. If you are a member of any hall of fame (including the one for the Presidents), it means that you have done something special or have a certain quality about yourself that makes you worthy to be in a hall of fame. My nominee for the Presidents hall of Fame is our seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. I\'ll go over his
Andrew Jackson1
Andrew Jackson1
Andrew Jackson1 Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767, in a settlement on the border of North and South Carolina. He was orphaned at age 14. After studying law and becoming a member of the Bar in North Carolina later he moved to Nashville Tennessee. Their he became a member of a powerful political faction led by William Blount. He was married in 1791 to Rachel Donelson Robards, and later remarried to him due to a legal mistake in her prior divorce in 1794. Jackson served as delegate to Tenn.
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson Like any hall of fame, its inductees are the best in whatever they do, from baseball or football to something like being President. If you are a member of any hall of fame (including the one for the Presidents), it means that you have done something special or have a certain quality about yourself that makes you worthy to be in a hall of fame. My nominee for the Presidents hall of Fame is our seventh President of the United States, Andrew Jackson. I\'ll go over his
Angola crisis
Angola crisis
angola crisis In past centuries, Angola was among the areas most-devastated by the slave trade. In recent decades, it has been afflicted with wars. However, in both eras, much of the violence was driven by powerful external forces. This is because Angola, with an abundance of oil and other resources, could develop into a very prosperous country if led and controlled by the right power. In 1975 Angola was released from colonialism by Portugal. This pivotal event in history sparked the beginning o
Atom bomb
Atom bomb
atom bomb When the atomic bomb went off over Hiroshima on Aug. 6th, 1945, 70,000 lives were ended in a flash. To the American people who were weary from the long and brutal war, such a drastic measure seemed a necessary, even righteous way to end the madness that was World War II. However, the madness had just begun. That August morning was the day that heralded the dawn of the nuclear age, and with it came more than just the loss of lives. According to Archibald MacLeish, a U.S. poet, What hap
Attempts made at peace
Attempts made at peace
attempts made at peace Modern History “What attemps were made to achieve a lasting peace in Europe between the years 1918-1922 By: Paul Portelli This Essay will Disscuss why the “peace treaties” of WW1 cause not peace but War. Focusing mainly on the Treaty of Versaille, Woodrow Willson and the league of nations. How the triple anntont where more intrested in imperialism instead of idealism. The Versaille Treaty, an agreement for peaceful terms among the warring nations of World War I, was exting
Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1962
Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1962
Bay of Pigs Invasion of 1962 The Bay of Pigs Invasion The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president and his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers and ironically 34 years after the event, the person that the invasion meant to topple, Fi
Bay of Pigs The Failed Invasion
Bay of Pigs The Failed Invasion
Bay of Pigs The Failed Invasion Bay of Pigs: The Failed Invasion The story of the failed invasion of Cuba at the Bay of Pigs is one of mismanagement, overconfidence, and lack of security. The blame for the failure of the operation falls directly in the lap of the Central Intelligence Agency and a young president along with his advisors. The fall out from the invasion caused a rise in tension between the two great superpowers and ironically, thirty-eight years after the event, the person whom the
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin, Printer Benjamin Franklin is unmistakably the most resplendent figure in American history. Starting out as an apprentice, Franklin was to become a renowned printer, a great statesman, and an innovator always trying to find ways to improve his community. But how could this peasant apprentice become such an influential man in a large-scale society such as Philadelphia? This was the question that baffled and worried many aristocrats of the early eighteenth centu
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin, Printer Benjamin Franklin is unmistakably the most resplendent figure in American history. Starting out as an apprentice, Franklin was to become a renowned printer, a great statesman, and an innovator always trying to find ways to improve his community. But how could this peasant apprentice become such an influential man in a large-scale society such as Philadelphia? This was the question that baffled and worried many aristocrats of the early eighteenth centu
Brown v Board of Education
Brown v Board of Education
Brown v Board of Education Analysis of Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka On June 7, 1892 a man named Homer Adolph Plessy was arrested and jailed for refusing to leave the “White” section of an East Louisiana Railroad train. Although Plessy was only one-eighths black, under Louisiana law he was considered black and, therefore, required to sit in the “Colored” section. The punishment for breaking this law, the Separate Car Act, was a fine of twenty-five dollars or twenty days in jail. Plessy w
Canadian Fur Trade
Canadian Fur Trade
Canadian Fur Trade The Fur Trade in Canada is a huge part of our history and has played a big role in shaping us as a country. There are many aspects of the Fur Trade that must be looked at to see how Canada has been shaped economically and politically in the past and present. The Fur Trade has also affected the lives of people who lived during the Fur Trade as well as people today through the way capital has been controlled and distributed within society. We must look at the many aspects of the
Cause of the revolutionary war
Cause of the revolutionary war
Cause of the revolutionary war The haphazard and disorganized British rule of the American colonies in the decade prior to the outbreak led to the Revolutionary War. The mismanagement of the colonies, the taxation policies that violated the colonist right\'s, the distractions of foreign wars and politics in England and mercantilist policies that benefited the English to a much greater degree then the colonists all show the British incompetence in their rule over the colonies. These policies and
Causes Of The Civil War
Causes Of The Civil War
Causes Of The Civil War THE CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR The tragic ‘fireball in the night’ imagined by Jefferson had finally rung. The Missouri Compromise had failed. Proslavery and antislavery civilians clashed in the streets and took up arms. Thousands of Northerners were willing to die for their beliefs. The Civil War had begun. The states were at war with each other. This dividing battle between the North and the South was unavoidable. The Civil War was caused by economic, political and moral
Causes Of The Civil War
Causes Of The Civil War
Causes Of The Civil War THE CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR The tragic ‘fireball in the night’ imagined by Jefferson had finally rung. The Missouri Compromise had failed. Proslavery and antislavery civilians clashed in the streets and took up arms. Thousands of Northerners were willing to die for their beliefs. The Civil War had begun. The states were at war with each other. This dividing battle between the North and the South was unavoidable. The Civil War was caused by economic, political and moral
Causes Of The Civil War
Causes Of The Civil War
Causes Of The Civil War THE CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR The tragic ‘fireball in the night’ imagined by Jefferson had finally rung. The Missouri Compromise had failed. Proslavery and antislavery civilians clashed in the streets and took up arms. Thousands of Northerners were willing to die for their beliefs. The Civil War had begun. The states were at war with each other. This dividing battle between the North and the South was unavoidable. The Civil War was caused by economic, political and moral
Causes Of The Civil War
Causes Of The Civil War
Causes Of The Civil War THE CAUSES OF THE CIVIL WAR The tragic ‘fireball in the night’ imagined by Jefferson had finally rung. The Missouri Compromise had failed. Proslavery and antislavery civilians clashed in the streets and took up arms. Thousands of Northerners were willing to die for their beliefs. The Civil War had begun. The states were at war with each other. This dividing battle between the North and the South was unavoidable. The Civil War was caused by economic, political and moral
Causes of the Mexican War
Causes of the Mexican War
Causes of the Mexican War Causes of the Mexican War The Mexican War lasted from 1846-1848 in the area now known as Texas. What began as several small disputes eventually led into an armed conflict between the considerably new nations of Mexico and the United States. The geographical and political disputes are the most likely causes of the war. These causes of this war became significant, when the outcome gave the United States a platform to become one of the most powerful countries in the world.
Central America
Central America
Central America CENTRAL AMERICA At the time of the discovery of Central America by Christopher Columbus in 1502, highly civilized Maya and Nahua Indians inhabited the westernmost part of the isthmus. The impressive ruins of Tikal in Guatemala, Copan in Honduras, and Tazumal in El Salvador are relics of that civilization. Panama and most of Costa Rica were occupied by less civilized societies that shared cultural characteristics with the Indians of northern South America. Within 25 years of the d
China society
China society
china society CHINESE SOCIETY Even since the dramatic post-1949 changes in China regarding the role of women, China has remained paternalistic in it\'s attitudes and social reality. The land reform, which was intended to create a more balanced economic force in marriage, was the beginning of governmental efforts to pacify women, with no real social effect. Communist China needed to address the woman question. Since women wanted more equality, and equality is doled out from the hands of those i
Chinese Society
Chinese Society
Chinese Society China Paper CHINESE SOCIETY Even since the dramatic post-1949 changes in China regarding the role of women, China has remained paternalistic in it\'s attitudes and social reality. The land reform, which was intended to create a more balanced economic force in marriage, was the beginning of governmental efforts to pacify women, with no real social effect. Communist China needed to address the woman question. Since women wanted more equality, and equality is doled out from the ha
Civil war and reconstuction
Civil war and reconstuction
civil war and reconstuction Although some historians feel that the Civil War was a result of political blunders and that the issue of slavery did not cause the conflict, this interpretation fails to consider the two main causes of the war itself: the expansion of slavery, and its entrance into the political scene. By considering the personal opinions of people living in both the North and the South at the time of the war, as well as the political decisions made, one can understand the reasons be
Comparison between Democracy in Ancient Greece and
Comparison between Democracy in Ancient Greece and
Comparison between Democracy in Ancient Greece and United States 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 governme
Decolonization Abandonment
Decolonization Abandonment
Decolonization Abandonment De-colonization began with the British colonists in the United States who declared independence in 1776. Most of Latin America gained independence a few decades later. De-colonization continued through the mid-1970s, mostly in Asia and Africa, until almost no European colonies remained. Most of the newly independent states have faced tremendous challenges and difficulties in the post-colonial era. The stability and harmony of de-colonized countries are not guaranteed o
Definition Of Feudalism
Definition Of Feudalism
Definition Of Feudalism Feudalism is not an easy term to define. The use of the word feudalism was not a term that is created by scholars in the seventeenth century, well after the medieval age. Thus the term is filled with confusion and inaccuracy. In a way, the term feudalism tries to condense all the aspects of a complex society into one term. By creating the term, scholars tried to condense the society into connections to the feud, or estate granted to “vassus” by lords. The terms vassus and