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  • Civil Defense And Disaster Relief Responsibilities
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    History of Civil Defense in the United States 1945- Present History of Civil Defense in the United States 1945 - Present Civil Defense History The purpose of this paper is to outline the development of civil defense in the United States from 1945 until the present. Also addressed are selected medical aspects of civil defense and lessons learned from prior civil defense initiatives. Civil defense is defined as "activities organized by civilians for their own protection in time of war or disaster"...
  • Rise And Fall Of Significant Civilizations
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    How is it that nations with limited natural resources like Japan, England, Sweden, and Germany can have progressive active cultures for more then 2,000 years, while such mighty nations as Rome, Mesopotamia, Persia, Egypt, and India amongst others produce active vibrant civilizations for a few centuries, and then fall never to rise again. Historians blame the rise and fall of significant civilizations of the past on politics, economics, morals, lawlessness, debt, environment and a host of other s...
  • One Issue Civil Rights
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    Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., brother to morality and father to reform, was a man of remarkable courage whose belief in nonviolence never stammered. Standing before the Lincoln Memorial on August 28th, 1963, King stated, "So I say to you my friends, that even though we must face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed-we hold these truths to be se...
  • Civil War
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    The first major land battle was fought at Bull Run in Virginia in 1861. The men who were soldiers in these armies were volunteers who chose to go to war. They wanted to win a quick victory but instead found that there was a lot of marching and drill, living outdoors, disease, bad weather, and boredom. Where did all the soldiers who fought at Gettysburg come from? Why did they choose to go to war? How were the armies different? How were they so much alike? Just who were 'Billy Yank' and 'Johnny R...
  • Line Of Civil Disobedience
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    Civil Disobedience, Where's The Line Drawn? In order to properly characterize and understand all aspects of civil disobedience we must look at where the line of disobedience stands and who crosses it. This country was founded on the idea of democracy. Our proud and dedicated fore fathers of the Constitution created this nation on a basis of morality and true freedom. Unfortunately, this dream has been contorted. Twisted to fit the ever growing greed and power thirsty idealism's of the powerful a...
  • 1960's The Civil Right Movement
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    The 1960's and the fight for racial justice The chapter The Fight for Racial Justice spoke of the rising voice against discrimination. In particular legalized segregation in the South. In the Deep South there was persistent economic inequality. Most blacks worked for white landowners who paid them very little. There was also inequality in education and blacks were routinely kept from the voting booth by the use of fear and intimidation. Segregation was rampant- white and colored signs were on wa...
  • Signs Of Doom's Day
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    The earth is shaking, splitting open with red fire and clouds of smoke fill the air everything is out of focus. People are hysterically shouting, but the noise is too loud for anyone to hear. Is it a natural disaster that occurs in certain parts of the world? Or is it the end of the world, as we believe it? Judgment day or known as Doom's day to others is said to be a day when everything in the universe will be destroyed. The belief of this day has been with us since the beginning of civilizatio...

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