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Drinking age dispute - “The world today wouldn’t be where and what it is today without alcohol.” A bold statement yes, but there is some truth in that. One truth being there wouldn’t be a debate over whether the drinking age should be lowered. Another being history wouldn’t be the same because drinking and alcohol have been and continue to be big contubitors to history. The discovery of alcohol was initially used for health, but now alcohol is being abused and used to get drunk. This effects the body in many negative ways and can leaded to some life altering conditions....   [tags: Law Enforcement, Prohibition]
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America's Culture Clash - The past decade can be described as a time of radical change. Some may argue the change is for the good, and some may argue it is for the bad; but overall, the dramatic changes that our society has undergone has lead to the infamous “culture clash.” We find ourselves enveloped in a divided society. A faction of our neighbors greet this futuristic, modern, and secular culture with open arms; and yet there is still a substantial group whom values the older and more traditional culture. Great tension arose from this “clash” and can be indubitably seen in politics, economics, and social aspects....   [tags: Past Decade, Radical Change, Culture]
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Prohibition - Prohibition, A Complete Failure Prohibition had become an issue long before its eventual induction as the 18th amendment in 1920. Organizations came about for the sole purpose of an alcohol free America. In 1833, an estimated one million Americans belonged to some type of temperance association (Behr 12). Many believed the absence of alcohol would help the poor as well as big business. Lower class people would put more money into savings accounts and productivity would increase among workers (Hanson 27)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1068 words
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Herbert Hoover - Herbert Hoover Herbert Hoover called it a "noble experiment." Organized crime found it to be the opportunity of a lifetime. Millions of Americans denounced it as an infringement of their rights. For nearly 14 years—from Jan. 29, 1920, until Dec. 5, 1933--the manufacture, transportation, and sale of alcoholic beverages was illegal in the United States. The 18th, or Prohibition, Amendment to the Constitution was passed by Congress and submitted to the states in 1917. By Jan. 29, 1919, it had been ratified....   [tags: History] 1302 words
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Todays Mafia - Todays Mafia Although many arrests have been made, organized crime and the Mafia are still very active. Organized crime and its families, particularly the Italian mafia, have increased their illegal activities significantly over the past few decades. The Mafia and organized crime go hand and hand, one cannot be spoken without the other. Both of these forms of criminal actions have been recognized since the late 1800's, and police say it is not disappearing too fast.(Widener 6) Migration from Italy, has brought over many Italian criminals and crime tactics....   [tags: essays papers]
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Prohibition - Prohibition was a period in which the sale, manufacture, or transport of alcoholic beverages became illegal. It started January 16, 1919 and continued to December 5, 193. Although it was formed to stop drinking completely, it did not even come close. It created a large number of bootleggers who were able to supply the public with illegal alcohol. Many of these bootleggers became very rich and influential through selling alcohol and using other methods. They started the practices of organized crime that are still used today....   [tags: essays research papers] 681 words
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How does Willy Russell establish the differences between Frank and Rita in act one scene one of Educating Rita? - How does Willy Russell establish the differences between Frank and Rita in act one scene one of “Educating Rita”. In the play “Educating Rita”, Willy Russell presents us with the idea of two completely different people: Rita, who is a working class, uneducated, hairdresser and Frank, a drunken university professor, who is bored with his life. In the play the two characters are shown to have very different lives and backgrounds. Frank uses alcohol to escape from his life and his job, whereas Rita wants to escape from the restrictions of being working class, and plans to use education as her passport....   [tags: English Literature] 1374 words
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The Dramatic Importance of the Role of Alfieri in A View From the Bridge - The Dramatic Importance of the Role of Alfieri in A View From the Bridge First performed in 1956. Arthur Millers play 'A view from the bridge' was originally set in the 1940's and started life as a one act verse before Arthur Miller converted it to a two act play to enhance and make it more enjoyable for the audience of today. In the title 'A view from the bridge' Arthur Miller is referring to the Brooklyn Bridge which used to be the largest cable bridge in the world and its main purpose is to separate Manhattan from the slums of Brooklyn such as Redhook....   [tags: Papers] 1102 words
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The Significance of Nicknames in Italian-American Culture and the Novel Christ In Concrete - The Significance of Nicknames in Italian-American Culture and the Novel Christ In Concrete Nicknames. They are something that everyone is familiar with in one way or another. However, most people have little, if any, personal experience with nicknames. In Italian-American culture, nicknames play a major role in everyday life. Nicknames are formed with a certain unspoken format, and they have a particular importance. In Italian-American culture nicknames, even though to others they may seem harsh and cruel, are terms of endearment and give a sense of belonging....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Tension in Act 1 of A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller - Tension in Act 1 of A View From the Bridge by Arthur Miller This play takes place in 'Red Hook', a dirty place dominated mostly by illegal immigrants from Italy. It is a poor, nefarious place where crime is rife and gangsters and the Mafia are well known. The play is about an Italian family, the Carbones and centres around Eddie Carbone in particular. He lives in a small apartment with his wife Beatrice and her niece Catherine who they both treat as a daughter. Tension in 'A view from the Bridge' is defined as the anticipation and suspense of the audience and the conflict between characters....   [tags: Papers] 2423 words
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Assessment of the View that Prohibition was Doomed a Failure from the Start - Assessment of the View that Prohibition was Doomed a Failure from the Start Prohibition: was the ban on the manufacturing, sale or transportation of alcohol during the period of prohibition, 1919-1933. Speakeasies: were bars in the cities which sold alcohol on demand illegally. A lot these needed a password to get in. Clubs or bars such as these were set up illegally during the prohibition. Bootlegger: was a person who illegally transported alcohol to and fro various places, during the period of prohibition, which lasted 14 years....   [tags: Papers] 2134 words
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The Transition of Puerto Peñasco to Rocky Point a Fishing Community - The Transition of Puerto Peñasco to Rocky Point a Fishing Community Puerto Peñasco, Mexico, or to us gringos known as Rocky Point, began its life close to 90 years ago. In the 1920s Puerto Peñasco was known as Cerro de Peñasco and was merely a temporary camp for passing fishermen. Over the years that small fishing camp began to develop into a full fledged fishing community and Americans began to notice the potential of the area as a tourist destination....   [tags: Papers] 831 words
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How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie - How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie Dale Carnegie's book How to Win Friends and Influence People gives several proven methods and examples on how to succeed in the business world. The book's chapters are comprised of how to handle people, how to be a successful leader, and how to win people to your way of thinking. The preface provides several ideas and suggestions that will help the reader get the most out of the book. The author suggests that the reader keep an open mind, and also suggest some other reading materials that will also help....   [tags: Influence People Carnegies Business Essays] 2420 words
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Eddie's Death in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge - Eddie's Death in Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge Arthur Miller described this play as being "the slum that faces the bay on the seaward side of Brooklyn Bridge…the gullet of New York" Arthur Miller was born on October 1915, in New York City. His parents were both immigrants to the USA. Miller's family lived in prosperity due to the success of his father's clothing manufacturing business. However as the clothing manufacturing collapse, the family became bankrupt, with the American Economy as a whole following the Wall Street crash....   [tags: Papers] 1245 words
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Comparing Sources A and B and their Agreement about Prohibition - Comparing Sources A and B and their Agreement about Prohibition In 1920 Prohibition came into effect across the United States. Between January 1920 and December 1933 it was against the law to make, sell or transport alcoholic drinks in the USA. This was written into the American Constitution by the 18th Amendment. Both sources, A and B agree about certain aspects of Prohibition, they both talk about the influence of the anti-saloon league. Source A says “among possible explanations we must include… the influence of the anti-saloon league” showing that the influence of the anti-saloon league was a key factor in trying to decide what was responsible for the introdu...   [tags: Papers] 610 words
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Legalization of Drugs Fails to Resolve Social Problems - One need only turn on the 11o'clock news to determine whether the "war on drugs" has been a success or a failure. Border police and the FBI continue to nab ever-increasing caches of illegal drugs, while our "tough on crime" policies haul thousands to jail on drug trafficking and possession charges. Yet, people young and old continue to purchase and consume large amounts of drugs for a variety of reasons, ranging from medicinal to escapism. Even the most ardent drug enforcers have to admit that the current offensive against drugs has been a dismal failure, because the government cannot prevent what people want to do merely through laws (and their enforcement)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 1112 words
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Foreshadowing the Breakdown of Catherine and Eddie's Relationship - Foreshadowing the Breakdown of Catherine and Eddie's Relationship Arthur Miller’s fascinating tale “A view from the Bridge” was actually based on a true story. He was researching on Pete Panto, a longshoreman, who was executed for attempting to revolt against his union. He came across another tale, about a man who had told the immigration bureau about his relatives. This longshoreman was trying to prevent his niece from marrying one of the brothers. The man soon disappeared and was rumoured to be killed by one of his brothers....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Relationships Essays] 1902 words
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The United States After the First World War - The United States After the First World War After the First World War Americans were in the mood to party because they had just won a horrible bloody war. Which made people not only want a better life but not worrying about such things as rent and food. America was like a giant melting pot they were still loads of immigrants flooding into America. Soon after the war America felt down on the rest of the world and thought they would clamp down on the immigrants coming in and they set up a floodgate....   [tags: Papers] 618 words
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The Origin, Etiology and Treatment of Syphilis - The Origin, Etiology and Treatment of Syphilis “And this disease of which I speak, this syphilis too will pass away and die out, but later it will be born again and be seen again by our grandchildren just as in bygone ages we must believe it was observed by our ancestors.” – Fracastoro, 1538 1 It has been written about, debated over, and has affected every culture it has come into contact with. One can only be amazed when examining the microscopic syphilis bacterium. It traveled the seas of 1492 with Columbus, fought alongside Hitler in the war of the worlds, and gambled with the likes of Al Capone....   [tags: essays research papers] 5683 words
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Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge - Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge Today hostility is viewed upon as wrong, when "A View From the Bridge" was written, hostility made up part of the day-to-day running of people in this era. Today women are treated as equals and any discrimination is taken incredibly seriously, in the time the play written, women had very few rights and were constantly stereotyped and abused. Manliness, hostility and aggression play an important role in the play, 'A View From the Bridge'. Each character has a different view on what it means to be manly and what manliness is....   [tags: Arthur Miller View Bridge Essays] 995 words
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Justice in A View from the Bridge - Justice in A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller is now regarded as one of the world’s greatest dramatists. In his plays he explores the struggles of the ordinary man against authority and insurmountable odds. Miller's own struggle therefore with this issue is present in ‘A View from the Bridge’ as he, like the characters in his plays (such as Eddie Carbone), was faced with the problem of choosing to be American or not, specifically by naming names of people who were doing (what were considered then) unlawful acts....   [tags: A View from the Bridge Arthur Miller Essays] 1761 words
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The Problem of Drinking in Our Society - The Problem of Drinking in Our Society On a recent learning channel special alcohol was introduced as being extremely hazardous and sometimes fatal when used irresponsibly. Alcoholism is a disease classified as the need for alcohol that affects over 8.1 million Americans. Twenty percent of all suicide victims are alcoholics. Excessive drinkers who are not alcoholics risk suffering from long-term health conditions, such as liver failure, which often require hospitalization and transplantation, and can result in death....   [tags: Papers] 758 words
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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Portrayal of the Twenties F. Scott Fitzgerald was accurate in his portrayal of the aristocratic flamboyancy and indifference of the 1920s. In his novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald explores many aspects of indifference and flamboyancy. A large influence on this society was the pursuit of the American Dream. Gangsters played a heavily influential role in the new money aristocracy of the 1920s. The indifference was mainly due to the advent of Prohibition in 1920. One major societal revolution in this period was that of the “new women,” who expressed new actions and beliefs....   [tags: Great Gatsby Fitzgerald Essays]
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The Hopes and Realities of Prohibition - One of the biggest controversies of the twentieth century is the eighteenth amendment. Mississippi was the first state to pass the bill of prohibition. From there on out the entire country followed in Mississippi’s lead in the crusade of prohibition. The eighteenth amendment was a law, which tried to reform and protect the American people against alcohol, as some called, “the devil’s advocate”. The outcome of prohibition was more negative than positive and reeked more havoc than good on the American society....   [tags: Prohibition Essays]
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The Economic Boom of the 1920's - The Economic Boom of the 1920s After the First World War America was a completely different country. The twenties was a very unusual time period in American History. The twenties were a time of fun and partying. There are many reasons why it was called the Roaring Twenties. Most of the American people were living a great life and were able to afford luxury items, even though this didn't apply to every one many believed that it was excellent and exciting a time of great hopes. In the twenties, industry took a very big step....   [tags: essays research papers] 1186 words
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The Ghost of Cloudcroft New Mexico - The Cloudcroft Ghost Cloudcroft, New Mexico, meaning a "clearing in the clouds", is a small mountain town located to the east of Alamogordo, NM ("Cloudcroft"). The town's history is intimately tied to the building of the Alamogordo and Sacramento Mountain Railway that allowed the town to be permanently settled in the late 1800s, and to the logging business that made the town and railroad successful for half a century ("Investigation… Lodge"). As with many frontier towns, Cloudcroft has a number of legends that document the unique and violent events in its history, and also a fair number of ghosts that haunt its historic sites....   [tags: Ghost Stories Urban Legends]
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Prohibition in 20th Century America - Prohibition in 20th Century America In the early part of the 20th century some people had had enough of liquor and its deleterious effects on people and their behavior. Some believed that alcohol, and drunkenness were the most worrying afflictions that our nation faced. At least on the surface this was what prohibition was about. On the flip side, it seemed that prohibition was about "a still dominant, overwhelmingly rural, white Anglo-Saxon Protestant establishment, aware that its privileges and natural right to rule were being increasingly threatened by the massive arrival of largely despised (and feared) beer-swilling, wine-drinking new American immigrants" (Behr, 1996)....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Alcatraz as a Tourist Attraction - It's 1934, prohibition is the law, and organized crime is booming. You've been convicted of tax evasion and have spent the last couple years at the Atlanta U.S. Penitentiary. With several thousand dollars stuffed in the hollow handle of your tennis racket, and a warden in your pocket, you've been living life like a king. But all that's about to come to and end, you find yourself standing on Pier 41, Fisherman's Warf, San Francisco bay. It's early morning and the fog obscures your view. As it starts to lift and recede into the ocean, it takes along with it all forms of courage and hope that still remain within you....   [tags: Alcatraz Place Description Essays]
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A View From the Bridge - Eddie Carbone is an American-Sicilian man working in Brooklyn. He works as a longshoreman: carrying crates and goods from the ships. He is quite a large man. His job requires him to be strong and a good worker. In other words he is very masculine. He is an ordinary man. He lives with his wife and niece, whom he treats like a daughter, and like all good men should do, he works every day to provide them with enough money to survive on. Eddie is a man’s man. He lives within a close-knit community of Sicilians and is a well respected member of society....   [tags: essays research papers] 3444 words
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America in the 1920s - America in the 1920s INTRODUCTION The Twenties wan a decade which condidted of many well know events and famous people. In which made the twenties part of out history today, such events and people that made history in the twenties were Al Capone the well mnow mafia leader from Chicago, Charlie Chaplain of the silent movies, the annual Montreal Carninval in Canada, and the 60th anniversary of canada in 1927. But these events and people are only a quarter of the history help in the 1920's....   [tags: American America History] 790 words
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Drugs and the Mafia - Drugs and the Mafia Works Cited Missing The Accuracy of Drugs as portrayed in the Godfather by Mario Puzo, as opposed to reality Throughout history Writers have been writing fictional novels based on real historical events. The Godfather by Mario Puzo is such a book in which Puzo portrays Mafia life and business starting at the late 40’s. The Corleone crime Family in this novel is shown having troubles with the other organized crime syndicates concerning drugs. Many of the other families are pushing the idea of joining the narcotics market, however the Corleones do not want to intervene in such a disagreeable business....   [tags: Godfather Puzo Drugs Mafia Essays] 1555 words
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Mafia - A History - Throughout history, crime has existed in many different forms and has been committed by not only individuals, but by groups as well. Crime is something that knows no boundaries; it exists in all cultures, is committed by all races, and has existed in all time periods. Crime exists as a part of the economic institution and is a lifestyle for many people. Crime also exists in both organized and un organized forms. Since the early 1900's, "organized" crime has existed in the United States....   [tags: essays research papers] 1982 words
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Short History of Gangs - Since the beginning of time, youth groups or gangs have been in existence. These groups have had many negative effects on society for many years. These youth groups or gangs, as they are commonly called, have participated in many criminal and illegal acts that have plagued society. They have been stereotyped with such negative names as rowdies, bad kids, troublemakers, and many other mischievous names. Some of the earliest records of gangs date back to the fourteenth and fifteenth century in Europe....   [tags: essays research papers] 897 words
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Syphilis: Alive and Well - Syphilis: Alive and Well Syphilis, the word brings to mind to most a disease of the past. In truth syphilis is alive and well today and a very active participant in that select club known as sexually transmitted infections (STI). By no means is syphilis the terrible killer that it was for over 400 years. The invention of penicillin reduced the cases of syphilis astronomically. Yet, even though there is a simple treatment for syphilis, people still are infected with it today and fail to receive treatment and then infect others keeping the vicious cycle of syphilis alive....   [tags: Health STI Sexually Transmitted Infection]
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Colors, Letters and Numbers - Colors, Letters and Numbers. The three things that have been with us from infancy, to adolescence until now. No one ever thought that the symbols that were on our building blocks would symbolize what they do today. The movie Colors glorified bloods (red) and crips (blue) to some extent. It made a lot of teens and younger kids want to be apart of a gang because it seems cool, or maybe they just had nothing else better to do. The whole gang theme seems to be catching on through out all aspects of life....   [tags: Current Events] 1177 words
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The Assassin - Fiction - The Assassin - Fiction In a tight and dingy motel room in the suburbs of Hollywood, Senator George Phelps lay on his bed, reminiscing about his past, trying to work out where things had gone horribly wrong in his life and consequently, contemplating his future. He slowly turned his head to the woodworm ridden bedside table, and started motionlessly at the picture of his wife and two children in obviously happier circumstances. Two days earlier, his wife had abruptly ended their twenty-four year marriage and to say it was a mutual decision would be a lie....   [tags: Papers] 1499 words
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Problems in Shy Town - Problems in Shy Town What happens when you have an organization that is peacefully protesting and doing nothing wrong at all, and then you have a small banned of anarchist's who believe it is there right to take actions into their own hands. Easy you have the biggest massacre in Chicago even before Al Capone is even around. The massacre that happened in the Haymarket square on May 4th was anything but pretty. What provoked a small banned of so called anarchist's to do such an extreme act of violence....   [tags: Papers] 543 words
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Prohibition in the 1920s - Prohibition in the 1920s America sits for its portrait through an era of wonderful nonsense as stated in the book, This Fabulous Century 1920-1930, describes the Roaring 20s, which was a.frivolous, free wheeling decade when ladies wore flapper gowns and bobbed their hair. Men started to engage in business affairs, such as the Stock Market and many sports events were held like Derbies. Many new dances like the Charleston were invented and the Jazz age evolved, along with many positive aspects evolving....   [tags: Papers] 569 words
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The Introduction of Prohibition - The Introduction of Prohibition Prohibition was introduced in 1920 as part of an amendment to the Constitution of the USA. It was introduced for a variety of different reasons including a wartime concern for preserving grain for food rather than for brewing and distilling. There were also feelings against the German-Americans, who were responsible for brewing and distilling, at a time when America was at war against Germany which also let the Anti-Saloon league influence the general public before the main objectors, the men, returned home....   [tags: Papers] 671 words
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Reliable Sources on Prohibition - Reliable Sources on Prohibition December 5 1933 marked the end of Prohibition for the United States. Utah was the last state to pass the 21st Amendment, which cancelled out the 18th Amendment which prohibited the distilling or brewing of liquor. Source E was written by John D. Rockefeller Jr, an extremely wealthy oil merchant in the 20th century. Source E is a letter that he wrote in 1932, at the end of prohibition. Rockefeller had been one of the main supporters of prohibition; he was a member of the anti-saloon league and was a strong Christian....   [tags: Papers] 504 words
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The Consequences of Prohibition - The Consequences of Prohibition On the midnight of 28th October 1919, importing, exporting, transporting, selling and manufacturing of intoxicating liquor came to a halt in America. Possessing substances above the 0.5% alcohol limit was illegal. This was Prohibition. This Eighteenth Amendment was meant to have reduced the consumption level, consequently to have reduced death rates, poverty and principally crime, in the USA. Yet this had quite the opposite effect. The .Act led to even more damage, death and destruction....   [tags: Papers] 589 words
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Italian Immigrants in America - Italian Immigrants During the late 1800's Italy became one of the most overcrowded countries in Europe. Many Italians began to consider the possibility of leaving Italy to escape the new low wages and high taxes. For centuries the entire Italian peninsula was divided into quarreling states, with foreign powers often controlling several states. In this chaotic situation, the feudal system ruled above the economic system, leaving money only in the hands of a select few (Wikepedia.com, 2007). The peasants in the deprived, southern area of Italy and the island of Sicily had little hope of upgrading their lives....   [tags: American History] 780 words
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Alcatraz Prison - Alcatraz Prison, in the San Francisco Bay, is surrounded by freezing waters and razor sharp rocks, making it the most inescapable prison in America. In 1775, a Spanish explorer Juan Manuel De Ayla named the small island La Isla De Los Alcatraces. It translates to “Island of the Pelicans” (Welcome to Alcatraz). This island is a twelve acre rock in the San Francisco Bay, the largest natural harbor in the world (Fuller,8). Because Alcatraz is surrounded by ice cold waters and dangerous currents, it was soon to be considered a perfect location for holding prisoners (Welcome to Alcatraz)....   [tags: Federal Prison, The Rock] 1265 words
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Jazz Music - The Beginning The word “jazz” did not become commonplace until around 1920 even though it had spent the preceding decade establishing itself as a musical genre. A mix of European harmony and African rhythm, blended with the current styles of the time such as ragtime and rhythm and blues, Jazz can be seen as an amalgamation of different cultures and has had huge influences on, and evolved concurrently with, American society in the past century. The birthplace of jazz is the subject of much more controversy than its undoubted influence on society....   [tags: musicology, history, blues]
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Bonnie And Clyde - Bonnie and Clyde Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker burst upon the American Southwest in the Great Depression year of 1932. At the time of Clyde&#8217;s first involvement with a murder, people paid little attention to the event. He was just another violent hoodlum in a nation with a growing list of brutal criminals, which included Al Capone, John Dillenger, Pretty Boy Floyd, and the Barker Gang. Not until Bonnie and Clyde joined forces did the public become intrigued. The phrase &#8220;Bonnie and Clyde'; took on an electrifying and exotic meaning that has abated little in the past sixty years....   [tags: essays research papers] 1134 words
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The Maltese Falcon - Dashiell Hammett’s San Francisco: A Unique Setting in the Changing World of Early 20th Century Detective Fiction The Pacific coast port city of San Francisco, California provides a distinctively mysterious backdrop in Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon. Unlike many other detective stories that are anchored in well-known metropolises such as Los Angeles or New York City, Hammett opted to place the events of his text in the lesser-known, yet similarly exotic cultural confines of San Francisco....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Causes of Crime - Causes of Crime For centuries, the one plague that human civilization faces is a disease that has no evident cure - crime. Before one can even try to find solutions for it, one must understand what a crime is and the nature of crime. Crime itself is defined as any offence harmful against society. The nature of crime however deals with the motives and causes of crime, which has no one clear cut explanation. There are several different theories on the cause of crime such as heredity, gender and mental defects, but each one is not substantial enough to explain crime and why it takes place....   [tags: Papers] 1133 words
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Introduction of Prohibition - Introduction of Prohibition Prohibition was introduced to all American states apart from Maryland in 1920. Prohibition was the banning of alcohol; you could be arrested for sale, manufacture and transportation of alcohol. There were many factors that influenced the introduction of prohibition, One of the main factors was the temperance movements two examples of this were the anti-saloon league and Women’s Christian temperance movement. The temperance movements were at the strongest in rural areas, they put pressure on state governments to introduce prohibition....   [tags: Papers] 648 words
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Rural vs. Cities - Rural vs. Cities By 1920, USA’s history was only 140 years old. The country was also known, as the “melting point” because of all the different nationalities that migrated to search for the ultimate “American dream”. This was the result of its development in such a short period of time. Ultimately this led to conflicts, which rose in the 1920’s between the traditional small town members, usually Anglo-Saxon, and the people living in a new urbanistic and cosmopolitan city. As a last attempt by the people in small-town and rural America to turn the clock back, measures such as: prohibition, fundamentalist religion and racism were taken....   [tags: Papers] 750 words
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The 18th Amendment - The Eighteenth Amendment, or better known as the Prohibition Amendment, was the change to the Constitution that made the, "manufacture, sale, or transportation of intoxicating liquors within, the importation thereof into, or the exportation thereof from the United States and all territory subject to the jurisdiction thereof for beverage purpose is hereby prohibited" (209). In other words, associating one's self with anything alcoholic, with the exception of medicinally, was illegal. This seemingly un-American amendment was ratified January 16, 1919....   [tags: Political Science] 1338 words
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The Great Gatsby - The Great Gatsby and the 1920’s Alcohol was banned in every state, the Woman’s Right Movement flooded cities and The Great Gatsby was published. What do all of these things have in common. All of these events made up one decade, the 1920’s. None of these ’radical’ events were present during World War 1; life was very different and changed in a short amount of time. The “20’s” were a time of free will and revolution. Great examples of these events are told in The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald which will help to view the differences in the social changes before and after the war....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald]
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