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  • Portugese Values Into The East Timorese Culture
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    The tiny south pacific nation of East Timor has had a long and tumultuous history. While it has been touted as the first independent country of the 21st century, the government originally declared its independence in November of 1975. East Timor had spent over 300 years under Portugese rule and the colonial influences did much to shape Timorese culture and society. As a result East Timor developed very differently from its neighbours and had little in common with the former Dutch colony that bec...
  • New Just Government The People
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    By: John McCann There are many important factors in the Declaration of Independence, which enable the foundation of a new government. These range from describing grievances with England, to how government should be run differently, to the first statement of separation. The first step to the foundation of a new government is the uniting of a people in a common goal. Since all people were feeling violated by English soldiers, it was necessary to state these grievances in order to make people aware...
  • The Definition Of Independence
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    The Definition of Independence Some people say that the definition of independence is a complex word and idea to try to define. In al truth independence is a perplexing word to try to define. This is because everybody has their own speculations of what independence is. Very infrequently are their two people that have the same perception of what the definition of independence is. What I perceive the definition of independence is the absolute freedom to do what you want, and to not be held back by...
  • Declaration Of Independence Thomas Jefferson
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    Rights of the People A democracy is a system of government controlled by the people, not by one certain group or individual. In the Declaration of Independence it states that "all men are created equal", an idea which leads to the concept that all citizens should have the same rights, responsibilities, and influence in the governing of their country. In writing the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson was trying to break his ties with the harsh and non-democratic rule of the British and ...
  • Locke's Second Treatise Of Government
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    In 1689, John Locke published, what proved to be, a valuable document for the American Revolution as well as life in present day America, known as the Second Treatise of Government. In his document he creates a model of his ideal civil government, which is created by the people to ensure their "natural rights" of life, liberty, and property. This government may also be dissolved upon the decision of the people, when it is believed that the sovereignty has ceased to function properly. Locke's mod...
  • Province Buenos Aires
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    The Spanish Crown embarked on a thorough revamping of its Latin American empire during the eighteenth century. One of its major new measures was the creation of the Viceroyalty de La Plata in 1776. The Viceroyalty was named after the vast R'io de la Plata (River Plate) that empties into the Atlantic Ocean. This region includes the countries of Argentina, Southern Bolivia, Paraguay, and Uruguay. The mining region of Upper Peru (now Bolivia) was incorporated into the new Viceroyalty, and silver fr...
  • Authority Over Texas The Mexican Government
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    The Texas Revolution occurred because of a series of events that began long before the first shots fired at the Battle of Gonzales. In the summer of 1820 a 59 year-old Missourian named Moses Austin asked the Spanish Authorities for a large land tract which he wanted to use to attract American Pioneers. To many surprise in early 1821 the Spanish government gave him permission to settle 300 families. Spain had welcomed Americans to help develop the land and to provide a buffer against the illegal ...
  • Idea Into Their System Of Government
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    The most influential of the persuasive dissertations ever made in today,'s society is Thomas Jefferson,'s Declaration of Independence of the United States of America. The citation that dazed me from that persuasive speech was: ^aEURoe ^aEUR|We hold these truths to be self evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their creator with inherent and inalienable rights; that among these are life liberty and the pursuit of happiness; that to secure these rights, governments are ...
  • Declaration Of Independence
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    Though the Declaration of Independence in 1776 was disregarded by the British, it served major milestone for the thirteen colonies. The purpose of this document was not only to separate themselves from King George and Great Britain, but it held a promise that they would form a new government. The Declaration of Independence stated their reasons for severance, but one of the more prevalent reason was found in the lines of the second paragraph: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men...

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