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In 1800, President John Adams lost his bid for re-
In 1800, President John Adams lost his bid for re-
In 1800, President John Adams lost his bid for re-election. Thomas Jefferson was voted in for the president. Adams, being a Federalist, disagreed with the beliefs of Jefferson, a republican, and feared that he would shift the power in the government to the states. To prevent this, Adams created many new judicial posts and filled them with Federalists. He did this in quite a rush, being he was going to be out of office soon. All the appointments were given to his Secretary of State to be sealed a
American Revolution
American Revolution
American Revolution In the aftermath of the French and Indian War, Britain needed a new imperial design, but the situation in America was anything but favorable to change. Long accustomed to a large measure of independence, the colonies were demanding more, not less, freedom, particularly now that the French menace had been eliminated. To put a new system into effect, and to tighten control, Parliament had to contend with colonists trained in self-government and impatient with interference. One
February 24, 2000
February 24, 2000
February 24, 2000 Michael J. Petrides 623 My Journal of Thurgood Marshall Day 1, Today I was born, I was the second son of William Marshall, my dad. I was born on July 2, 1908, in West Baltimore, Maryland. My father worked as a dining car waiter for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad. This job was descent for African Americans at that time. My aunt once remarked that when I was a child I was very cute and I had big dark eyes. Day 2, On September 4, 1929 I married a women named Vivian Burey, althoug
Critical Review: Battleground
Critical Review: Battleground
Critical Review: Battleground Stephen Bates Battleground is a non fictional book that tells the story of a protest, by a group of parents against what they see as secular humanism in a public school reading series designed for elementary, middle and high school students. The protest eventually turned into a lawsuit in 1983 known as Mozert, who was the leader of the group that was protesting (COBS), versus the Hawkins county board of education. The book begins by describing how the protest bega
The Brethren
The Brethren
The Brethren The book I read was The Brethren, by John Grisham. It was a suspense book. Three judges, called The Brethren by their fellow prisoners, lived in a very minimal security prison. They had just begun fine – tuning a mail scam that extorted homosexuals with families and lots of money. Then, they snag the wrong person, someone very powerful on the outside. It seems The Brethren’s days of scamming are over. This was a great book for many reasons. The first reason is it was sort of doubl
The Crucible
The Crucible
The Crucible The Crucible, a play by Arthur Miller that was first produced in 1953, is based on the true story of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Miller wrote the play to parallel the situations in the mid-twentieth century. Some characters in the play have specific agendas carried out by their accusations, and the fact that the play is based on historical truth makes it even more intriguing. The characters in this play are simple, common people. The accused are charged and convicted of a crime
The book Snow Falling on Cedars is about a Japanes
The book Snow Falling on Cedars is about a Japanes
The book Snow Falling on Cedars is about a Japanese man Kabuo Miyanmoto who is on trial for murder. He is accused of murdering a white man, Carl Heine. Much of the story is told through the memories of various characters. It is set in the 1050\'s in Puget Sound on a fictional island called San Piedro. I think Snow Falling on Cedars was an excellent book. I felt that the author was able to present an unbiased view of the internment of Japanese-Americans during WWII. He presented many diverse view
Violence in modern Colombia takes place in many fo
Violence in modern Colombia takes place in many fo
Violence in modern Colombia takes place in many forms. The three major categories are crime, guerrilla activities, and attacks committed by drug traffickers. Violence has become so widespread and common in Colombia that many people have now become numb to it. The Colombian economy has also benefited from the illicit drug trade; however violent it may be. During the 1970s, Colombia became well known, as one of the world’s most important drug processing, production, and distribution centers for ma
Mapp vs. Ohio
Mapp vs. Ohio
Mapp vs. Ohio The Mapp Vs Ohio Supreme Court Case was a turning point in our nation\'s history. It changed our legal system by forming the exclusionary rule, which in turn changed the way prosecution of a criminal is performed. On May 23, 1957, three Cleveland police officers arrived at Dolly Mapp’s home. They had reason to believe that paraphernalia and a fugitive of a recent bombing had been hiding out there. The officers asked if they could search the home without a search warrant, with the a
France was an absolute monarchy. Louis XIV (1643 –
France was an absolute monarchy. Louis XIV (1643 –
France was an absolute monarchy. Louis XIV (1643 – 1715) was the envy of all other rulers in Europe. During his reign he had centralized the government and had encouraged trade and manufacture. His undoing was the long list of over ambitious wars that he had participated in. His successors Louis XV (1715 – 74) and Louis XVI (1774 – 93) also participated in lengthy and costly conflicts. France had suffered defeat in the Seven Years War against Britain (1756 – 63). Her army in Europe was crushed b
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson Sadly, modern Americans seem to have done a better job preserving what Thomas Jefferson has left us in bricks and mortar than we have preserving his ideas. Tourists visiting Charlottesville, Virginia, can witness firsthand the ongoing efforts to preserve Jefferson\'s home at Monticello as well as his splendid little Academical Village, the Lawn, which is still a vital center of student life at the University of Virginia. Further down the road, near Lynchburg, Virginia, preservat
After World War II, numerous war-crimes trials tri
After World War II, numerous war-crimes trials tri
After World War II, numerous war-crimes trials tried and convicted many Axis leaders. Judges from Great Britain, France, the Soviet Union, and the United States tried twenty-two Nazi leaders for: crimes against humanity (mostly about the Holocaust), violating long-established rules of war, and waging aggressive war. This was known as the Nuremberg Trials. Late in 1946, the German defendants were indicted and charged before a war crimes tribunal at Nuremberg(Shairo, 4). Twenty of the defendants
California workers try to secure benefits
California workers try to secure benefits
California workers try to secure benefits By Mary Fricker Press Democrat staff writer One million times a year, California workers seek help from their employers for an on-the-job injury. Most believe the state\'s workers compensation laws -- created at the turn of the century and overhauled four years ago -- will be a safety net. Instead, many will step into a world where, at perhaps one of the most vulnerable times in their lives, they will wander for years with little help. This is a world wh
Arah Park
Arah Park
arah Park Assignment #2 Rewrite December 9th 1998 During the past century, abortion has joined race and war as one of the most debatable subjects of controversy in the United States. The issue of abortion causes discussions about human interactions where ethics, emotions and law come together. There are many reasons why women decide to have abortions. Some women have abortions because of health complications, some have marital problems, and some lack responsibility. Whatever the reasons a woman
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION
INTRODUCTION In recent years, in Canada, we have seen a gradual reduction in the crime-rate. However, every day on the radio and on TV, we see and hear of another armed robbery, another sexual assault, another drug bust, or another brutal murder. This is scary because it affects us all. We are all potential victims; we are all susceptible to these horrible crimes. Even scarier is that more and more of these crimes, the violent ones, involve young offenders. We are hearing more and more about you
The Pelican Brief -By John Grisham
The Pelican Brief -By John Grisham
The Pelican Brief -By John Grisham The Pelican Brief, another masterpiece written by the well known genius John Grisham, is a challenge for the mind. It tells of the murders of two supreme court judges. While the Police and the FBI don’t even have a lead about the murder, a young law student named Darby Shaw, develops a theory about the murder which is connected to the White House. Her theory, which was named The Pelican Brief , reaches the wrong hands and as a result anyone who knows about it
Parallelisms Between
Parallelisms Between
Parallelisms Between Greek and Roman Mythology Western Civ I Greek and Roman mythology have many similarities between them. Each type has there own set of Gods and Goddesses, although they were worshiped for similar reasons. The following will explain each God or Goddess and explain how they compare to each other. The King of Gods in Greek Mythology is known as Zeus. Zeus was the ruler of the sky, and had the power to create thunderstorms and lightning as well as earthquakes. He was the child of
Parallelisms between Greek and Roman Mythology hav
Parallelisms between Greek and Roman Mythology hav
Parallelisms between Greek and Roman Mythology have many similarities between them. Each type has there own set of Gods and Goddesses, although they were worshiped for similar reasons. The following will explain each God or Goddess and explain how they compare to each other. The King of Gods in Greek Mythology is known as Zeus. Zeus was the ruler of the sky, and had the power to create thunderstorms and lightning as well as earthquakes. He was the child of Cronus and Rhea. As the story goes he w
Locke’s Argument for the Origin and Practice of Le
Locke’s Argument for the Origin and Practice of Le
Locke’s Argument for the Origin and Practice of Legitimate Authority Through out time there has been a constant struggle between the ideas of social control and the rights of the individual. Even at the present time there are conflicting opinions on how much power the government should have and how much power the individual should have over themselves. John Locke, like many before him, had an idea of how government and society should run. He attempts to devise an argument that will define the li
In struggling to determine whether or not the Amer
In struggling to determine whether or not the Amer
In struggling to determine whether or not the American political system is pluralistic, elitist, or a representative democracy one must first understand what these systems are. A pluralistic system of government focuses upon interest groups to convey the interests and views of public opinion. An elitist system focuses upon a small elite class to rule. Representative government relies upon the voting majority of citizens to reflect who’s best to rule. The representative system of democracy was
The economic downturns of the Great Depression con
The economic downturns of the Great Depression con
The economic downturns of the Great Depression contributed to the county’s fascination with gangster genres. As Americans lost their jobs or saw their farms foreclosed on by the once admired establishment or banking system; with public endorsement gangsters descended in spirit from America’s frontier outlaws such as the James Gang, and led by desperadoes like Pretty Boy Floyd, Baby Face Nelson, and Machine Gun Kelly--rose up to assault the system. Because of Prohibition, the Great Depression and
Theoretically, the european union is a very good i
Theoretically, the european union is a very good i
Theoretically, the european union is a very good idea, that is the thought that a group of countries can: ź Trade freely with one another ź Establish policy towards non-member countries ź Coordinate member\'s general econonic and agricultural policies ź Establish free movement of labour and capital throughout the member states. The EC is governed by a council of ministers made up of 500 members, with each member state holding a proportional number of ministers by state population of the EC. The
God helps them that help themselves (Poor Richards
God helps them that help themselves (Poor Richards
God helps them that help themselves (Poor Richards Almanack, 722), a phrase commonly quoted from Poor Richard\'s Almanacks, illustrates the types of selfishness often seen during Benjamin Franklin\'s time. Or does it? Is wanting and striving for a better self so bad? Would the reader of such phrase think to himself Wow, the author is really self-absorbed or The author must be a hard worker who values self improvement? Either way, the real question is why doesn\'t it say ..... those that help oth
Gag Order - A judge's order prohibiting the attorn
Gag Order - A judge's order prohibiting the attorn
Gag Order - A judge\'s order prohibiting the attorneys and the parties to a pending lawsuit or criminal prosecution from talking to the media or the public about the case. The supposed intent is to prevent prejudice due to pre-trial publicity which would influence potential jurors. A gag order has the secondary purpose of preventing the lawyers from trying the case in the press and on television, and thus creating a public mood (which could get ugly) in favor of one party or the other. Based on
Same Sex Marriages
Same Sex Marriages
Same Sex Marriages The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of American family law. Th
RACISM
RACISM
:RACISM: It IS Still Alive Today Nazism.....................................pg.3 The Ku Klux Klan...................pg.7 Personal view.........................pg.15 Bibligraphy..............................pg.16 NAZISM Dozens of Political parties vied for power in the chaos that was Germany following World War I. Most were small, and one of the smallest was Deutsche Arbeiterpartei, or the German Workers Party, later to become known as the Nazi Party. This tiny group of malcontents should evolve i
Human rights violations against women have, for to
Human rights violations against women have, for to
Human rights violations against women have, for too long, been denied the attention and concern of international organizations, national governments, traditional human rights groups and the press. Meanwhile, hundreds of millions of girls and women around the world continue to endure debilitating and often fatal human rights abuses. These are only a few instances of abuse which occur every single day all around the world. Human rights violations against women must be documented, publicized and st
Legalization of Narcotics
Legalization of Narcotics
Legalization of Narcotics Narcotics, or drugs, are substances that affect the body’s functions. They can stimulate the mind, make people depressed, or make them hyper. Marijuana, heroin, LSD, PCP, cocaine, and anabolic steroids are all considered narcotics. Narcotics are illegal in the U.S. Even though drugs are illegal, about 12 million people use them anyway. Many strict laws have been passed against drugs but they seem to have little affect. People still decide to sell or use drugs for recrea
The Invisible Problems of Racism
The Invisible Problems of Racism
The Invisible Problems of Racism The problem with racism is that many people don\'t think it is. Many live their lives not even realizing what is happening the world around them. Racism, here, nah. Others know all about it, but they don\'t realize that they themselves, yes, themselves, are racists. Huh, I\'m not racist. What do you mean? I\'m more open minded than that. Give me some credit. Then they turn around and discriminate against someone else\'s human rights. Not racist, yah right. What i
America has seen a great amount of social change d
America has seen a great amount of social change d
America has seen a great amount of social change during the past few decades. From they way we eat to the way we treat our criminals to the safety of our children at school, things have definitely changed. The rash of recent school shootings is a sure sign of the breakdown in parenting and a lack of family values being taught to our children. The highly processed foods that we are eating have led to a nation, which is severely overweight and ill. The Criminal Justice system in this country is a
Have we lost the War on Drugs?
Have we lost the War on Drugs?
Have we lost the War on Drugs? The War on Drugs officially started in 1972 with President Nixon declaring that drug law enforcement was not strict enough. To enforce the laws of the original Harrison Act, a new and intensified plan was to be enacted. The war reached its peak during the Reagan and Bush administrations, in which $67 billion was spent in enforcement of drug laws. The plan had worked relatively well until near the end of the Bush administration and drug use overall was down. But the
Many authors have made great contributions to the
Many authors have made great contributions to the
Many authors have made great contributions to the world of literature. Mark Twain introduced Americans to life on the Mississippi. Thomas Hardy wrote on his pessimistic views of the Victorian Age. Another author that influenced literature is Edgar Allan Poe. Poe is known as the father of the American short story and father of the detective story. To understand the literary contributions of Edgar Allan Poe, one must look at his early life, his literary life, and a summary of two of his famous wor
The Puritan Revolution of 17th-century in America
The Puritan Revolution of 17th-century in America
The Puritan Revolution of 17th-century in America endorsed an intimate classification of women with domestic life that achieve a wide acceptance throughout the 18th century. Women were thus locked in the created domestic sphere while men were busy in the political sphere. However, Anne Hutchinson was a religious dissenter and she challenged the Puritan principle of conformity with religious laws was a symbol of godliness and that the Bible as the sole source of those laws. Nevertheless, Hester
At the first of the year Miss Schoonmaker asked us
At the first of the year Miss Schoonmaker asked us
At the first of the year Miss Schoonmaker asked us if we thought America was a success or not. This got me thinking what are we going to learn that will make us think our country isn’t a success? Well throughout the year I learned things that made me believe America is not a success. Things that made me not believe in America were how we go against things we pledge. Like the Constitution and how we treated blacks in the Civil Rights era. Another example is the American dream. The Dream was all
Alcohol Related Crashes
Alcohol Related Crashes
Alcohol Related Crashes Alcohol related crashes are the leading cause of deaths for teens, states Dr. Mark S. Gold of Fair Oaks Hospital. It\'s drinking that harms or endangers the drinker or other people. Drinking and driving is an extremely dangerous form of alcohol abuse. Teenage drinking may cause fights with family and friends, sometimes ending in injuries or death. Loss of coordination and judgment makes drinkers accident prone. Teenage arrests for drunkenness or creating a disturbance a
Michelangelo was one of the greatest artists of al
Michelangelo was one of the greatest artists of al
Michelangelo was one of the greatest artists of all time. He excelled in architecture, sculpture, painting, poetry, and engineering. He was a true Renaissance man who lived a long emotional life. In painting The Last Judgment, Michelangelo was able to incorporate all that he had learned about the human body. He was able to show the way the body moved, as well as it\'s displays of unrestrained passion, overwhelming grief, or endless torment. This is what makes The Last Judgment such a unique and
HISTORY OF BASEBALL
HISTORY OF BASEBALL
HISTORY OF BASEBALL There has been much speculation about the origin of baseball. In 1907 a special commission decided that the modern game was invented by Abner Doubleday, a West Point cadet, at Cooperstown, N.Y., in 1839. One hundred years later the National Baseball Museum was opened at Cooperstown to honor Doubleday. Historians, however, disagree about the origin of baseball. Some say that baseball comes from bat-and-ball games of ancient times. It is a matter of record that in the 1700s Eng
Do Not Judge a Book by Its Cover
Do Not Judge a Book by Its Cover
Do Not Judge a Book by Its Cover We as teenagers are often defined as shallow, naive, and sometimes uncompassionate youngsters. Most of this recognition comes from our common failure to take social risks and possess an open mind. We are all one student body, yet we are so separated in many aspects. Much of the segregation exists because we are unable to look past appearances. What gives designer clothes, thick lensed glasses, or different hairstyles the authority to determine if we are people w
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER
ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER Arnold Schwarzenegger was born on July 30,1947, in Thal, Austria. His parents were Aurelia and Gustav Schwarzenegger, and his older brother was Meinhard, who was liked better than Arnold by his father. Arnold\'s family believes he inherited his physique from Karl Schwarzenegger, Arnold\'s grandfather. Arnold\'s father was the head of the German military police during the war years in Belgium. Gustav was legendary for his strict discipline toward Arnold and Meinhard. For exa
On June 5th, 1850 Pat Garrett is born in Chambers
On June 5th, 1850 Pat Garrett is born in Chambers
On June 5th, 1850 Pat Garrett is born in Chambers County, Alabama. One of seven children, he was the son of John Lumpkin Garrett and Elizabeth Ann Jarvis Garrett. In 1873, John Garrett purchased a Louisiana plantation in Claiborne Parish. Pat went to school and grew up there. On January 25th, 1869 (after the civil war), Garrett leaves Louisiana to become a buffalo hunter in Texas. After the slaughter of buffaloes became unprofitable in 1878, Garrett settles down in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. On Ja
Bill Gates
Bill Gates
Bill Gates Bill Gates, cofounder of the Microsoft corporation, holds 30.7 percent of its stock making him one of the richest people in the United States. He was the marketing and sales strategist behind many of Microsoft\'s software deals. Their software became the industry standard in the early 1980s and has just increased in distribution as the company has grown, so much that the Federal government is suggesting that Microsoft has violated Sherman and Clayton antitrust acts. Bill Gates\' first
In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, M
In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, M
In the novel The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Mark Twain shows how Huck evolves in every adventure and how he is growing in every aspect of his life. It is easy to forget that Huck is only a twelve-year old boy, when we see him out smart grown men. The most significant part of the whole novel is the decision that Huck has to make about Jim. Huck would never turn his back on Jim now because he is his only family. Huck also grows up in the sense that he loses his innocence: He begins to underst
Reality
Reality
Reality A Verbal Visual Essay To Kill A Mocking Bird Five Quotes: 1. I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It\'s when you know you\'re licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. Pg. 112 2. If you can learn a simple trick, Scout, you\'ll get along a lot better with all kinds of folks. Pg. 30 3. It is not necessary to tell all you know. It\'s not ladylike- in the second place; fol
Presumed Innocent
Presumed Innocent
Presumed Innocent Scott Turow writes an engrossing book based on love, obsession, and the legal system. In the beginning the protagonist character, Rusty Sabich, a District Prosecuting Attorney (P.A.) begins the story in first person speaking about what is expected of him as a P.A. His voice gives reason that he is unhappy and lacks faith in the legal system. Rusty has been accused of a horrible crime, rape and murder. Turow\'s story depicts a typical situation of a person being set up. The endi
Ever do something stupid to impress someone? Throu
Ever do something stupid to impress someone? Throu
Ever do something stupid to impress someone? Throughout a person’s life they will do something very ignorant or say something very stupid hundreds of times. Most of the time it is because they are trying to impress somebody or change their ways to make someone or others accept them. The story Haunting of Hill House has great examples of people changing just to fit in. The author Shirley Jackson, who died in 1965, was one of the most brilliant writers of her time. She was widely acclaimed for h
Quote
Quote
Quote 1. I should not talk about myself if there were anybody whom I knew so well. (p.2, ln.1) 2. ... they are employed... laying up treasures which moth and rust will corrupt and thieves break through and steal. It is a fool’s life, as they will find when they get to the end of it, if not before. (p.3, ln.29) 3. The finest qualities of our nature, like the bloom on fruits, can be preserved only by the most delicate handling. Yet we do not treat ourselves nor one another thus tenderly. (p
The Crucible
The Crucible
The Crucible There are several similarities and differences between the 1996 movie The Crucible and the truth about what happened in the Salem Witch Trials. Even though there were differences between the movie The Crucible and the actual Salem Witch Trials, the movie summarized the trials very well. Ever since Increase Mather and thirteen or fourteen other pastors signed what was called the Cases of Conscience document, the village of Salem was in major controversy. The farms around there hadn’t
By chad
By chad
by chad Good Human Resources With today\'s workforce becoming increasingly diverse, Human Resource managers are having to stay ahead of the labor force start implementing more ways to maximize the benefits of employees in order to get what they need from it resources. Organizations are relying on their skilled managers to get the people who get the job done, and of course, make the company money. But that is not always the most important aspect of running a business. People are. People have alwa
Current copright and patent laws are inapropriate
Current copright and patent laws are inapropriate
Current copright and patent laws are inapropriate for computer software; their imposition slows down software development and reduces competition. From the first computer as we know them, the ENIAC, computer software has become more and more important. From thousands of bytes on miles of paper to millions of bytes on a thin piece of tin foil sandwitched between two pieces of plastic, software has played an important part in the world. Computers have most likely played an important role in all ou
Essay #3 Literary Analysis
Essay #3 Literary Analysis
Essay #3 Literary Analysis Writing Seminar March 20, 2000 Throughout the novel East of Eden, John Seinbeck constructs his characters in such a way that they appear to have enormous depth. Steinbeck creates his characters so that it is impossible for the reader to label or stereotype his characters. Steinbeck continually toys with the idea of whether Caleb can restrain his evil or if the evil is totally beyond his control. I believe that there are instances in the book that illustrate the idea cl