• Affirmative Action Minority Women America
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    'I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed. We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal.' - Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. (6). Dr. King stated this in his famous "I have a Dream's peach in Washington, D. C. in 1963. Is affirmative action still needed in America? Affirmative action is still needed because America does not have enough equality and diversity. Almost all of our American history dealt with inequality betw...
  • Thomas Jefferson English Honours 12
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    Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) Thomas Jefferson was the author of the Declaration of Independence, a principle leader in the American Revolution, and the third president of the United States of America. Jefferson was also regarded as a great thinker and diplomat, and was a renowned contributor to the foundation of the country. Jefferson was well educated, an active committeeman, a skillful draftsman and had a wide range of knowledge of English history and political philosophy. His wisdom in variou...
  • Lincolns Legacy Gettysburg Address
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    Lincoln's Legacy legacy is something that is passed down from a predecessor. Lincoln's legacy is the teachings that he had wanted all of us, as American citizens, to live by. In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln explained what our responsibilities as American citizens are. His concepts tie all off U. S. history together and aid the prosperity of our country. In the Gettysburg Address, Lincoln stated that all men are created equal. He was restating the beliefs of Thomas Jefferson when Jefferson wr...
  • Lower Legal Drinking Age
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    Since the states increased their drinking age to 21 in 1987, every citizen of this country between the ages of 18 and 20 have been oppressed by the very people elected to power to protect their rights. It is evident that the legal drinking age among Americans should be lowered to the legal age of adulthood, 18 years. At this age, any American can marry without their Parent's approval and can move out of their guardian's house and live on their own. Why are these adults deprived of their right to...
  • Patriot Act Laws Law Usa
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    In the wake of September 11, many things happened very quickly. Along with the beginning of a '''war''' against terrorism, an act was passed to help prevent future terrorism in the USA. The name of this is the USA Patriot Act. The act legalizes many surveillance techniques that were once prohibited. The act has been passed without debate, and the new privileges given to our government have not been thoroughly examined. The law enforcers of our country are now capable of monitoring the citizens ...
  • Japanese American Internment Camps Children Families
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    What was the Japanese American internment? o In 1941, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, a U. S. military base. "Many Americans already disliked the Japanese as a result of racism when the Japanese were being used for cheap labor." 1 o As a result "120, 000 Japanese men, women, and children were sent to detention camps." 1 They were forced away from their homes, schools, and businesses under the pretense of protecting the American citizens. o "The FBI investigated alleged charges of conspiracy, but coul...
  • Current State Moore Nation Book
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    Stupid White Men and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation attacks the big, ugly special-interest group that's laying waste to the world as we know it: stupid white men. In his book, Moore calls for the United Nations to take action against the 'Bush Family Junta,' for African-Americans to place Whites Only signs over the entrances of unfriendly businesses, and calls on the Democrats of this nation to turn over their headquarters and return to Republican headquarters where they belong....
  • What I Remember About September 11
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    What I Remember about September 11 th On September 11, 2001 our nation sat and watched in fear as unknown terrorists attacked American people on our own land. I remember that day like it was yesterday. I was sitting in my algebra classroom, bored out of my mind. Somebody outside the classroom yelled, "Turn on the television"! My teacher quickly turned on the television. I noticed that the south tower was on fire. Gasps and stifled cries ran through the room. A few 'oh my god's were said, as we ...
  • United States People American Lives
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    On Tuesday September 11, 2001 the unthinkable happened in America. The two World Trade Centers in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington D. C were struck by airplanes that were hijacked by terrorists. This terrible tragedy killing many people had a deep impact on the whole nation. American citizens are grief stricken, left in fear, and full of revenge to the people who committed such an awful thing. I, along with many of my peers are confused on how a destruction so powerful could have ta...
  • Snow Falling On Cedars
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    The novel Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson explores life of Japanese- Americans during the first half of the 21 st century on the island of San Pierdro, a small island off the shore of Seattle. The novel opens on the trail of Kabuo Miyamoto in 1954 and focuses on his wife Hastue and the local one-armed reporter Ishmael Chambers. Later in the story Hastue and Ishmael, a white man had a secret romance in high school. Yet after the bombing at Pearl Harbor their lives will change forever. Ka...
  • Farewell To Manzanar Japanese America
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    In spring of 1942, immediately after the United States entered war with Japan, the Federal government instructed a policy where hundreds of thousands of people of Japanese ancestry were evacuated into relocation camps. Many agree that the United States government was not justified with their treatment towards the Japanese during World War II. This Japanese-American experience of incarceration is believed to be unconstitutional, demonstrating racism and causing social and economic hardships for t...
  • United States Immigrants Act Chinese
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    A Journey Though the Golden Gates of Promise Great controversy exists over the true promises of the Golden Gates in the United States. Discrimination occurs with different ethnic groups, but for those immigrants permitted into the country, the opportunities are excellent. The laws and practices established to control immigration into the United States limit the amount of poverty that can be present in the country. Without these important practices and laws created by the United States Congress, ...
  • 1954s Brown Vs Board Of Education
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    1954's Brown vs. Board of Education case court ruling marked the dawn of desegregation in America. A short time after the sentence, South Carolina replaced their state flag with the Confederate flag, raising it above their statehouse, the Georgia and Mississippi state flags were changed to incorporate the Confederate flag, and Confederate monuments were suddenly built. The brief time period between the two events led many to believe the gesture to be the state of South Carolina's reaction and re...
  • Deeper Than War Tuskegee Airmen
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    World War II was a devastating time for Americans and countries around the world. There is so much that went into the war and so many aspects that are deeper than the war itself. Often left out of conversation and partly in remembrance of this particular occurrence include an unparalleled feat of patriotism and bravery during the war. There were many events during the war that would alter history forever. This was the first time that women were given a chance to be apart of a war. This was the ...
  • Illegal Immigration Undocumented Aliens Essay
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    One of the most controversial issues facing America is illegal immigration. This is a problem that must be stopped as it hurts America's economy, tax paying citizens and the economies of the country they left. Undocumented immigrants leech off of tax payers, take jobs and housing of hard working citizens, and leave their country of origin without skilled workers and help lead it into poverty. Being undocumented, immigrants do not have pay as many taxes as normal citizens do, such as income...
  • Should The President Be Allowed To Detain Citizens
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    Should the President Be Allowed to Detain Citizens Indefinitely in Wartime? 1. Mr. McCarthy uses Jose Padilla as an example of a citizen detainee and his designation as an "enemy combatant." Stating that in certain circumstances such measures are necessary to prevent ongoing investigations and intelligence information from being compromised in a court of law if such a person were to be presented in court with a court case. Mr. Koch, on the other hand, states that it doesn't matter what happens ...
  • The Power Of Speeches Through Effective Rhetoric
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    "Speeches have the power to change the way an audience feels about a certain topic. It is through the effective use of rhetoric that this is achieved." If a speech achieves this, the speech can be considered as successful. Therefore the quote is only relevant for successful speeches. Successful speeches also have to be relevant to its audience and appropriate to its contexts. Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address and Martin Luther King Jnr.'s I have a dream are two examples of successful speeches...
  • America The Great Supreme And Beautiful
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    When asked what America means to me, I think about the positive aspects of this great nation. The thing that makes America distinct from all other countries is the rights that an American citizen has in America. American citizens probably have more rights than the citizens from any other country in the world. The most important right an American citizen has is freedom, a freedom that a citizen from no other country on the globe has. The second and probably the most important thought that comes ...
  • 1954 Brown Vs Board Of Education 1954
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    1954's Brown vs. Board of Education case court ruling marked the dawn of desegregation in America. A short time after the sentence, South Carolina replaced their state flag with the Confederate flag, raising it above their statehouse, the Georgia and Mississippi state flags were changed to incorporate the Confederate flag, and Confederate monuments were suddenly built. The brief time period between the two events led many to believe the gesture to be the state of South Carolina's reaction and re...
  • American Citizens George Washington
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    George Washington bravely fought so that our country, The United States of America, could be called a free and independent nation. As American citizens it is our duty and responsibility to use that freedom to better undertsatnd ourselves, our community and our country. There are many ways we can seve our country, which vary from community sevice to serving in the armed forces. The more we contribute to our Nation, the more we are given back. One easy way to take part in our country is to vote. M...