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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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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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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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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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STD PREVENTION - Abstinence And STD Prevention Today’s world is full of worries and problems which did not affect teens a generation ago. New problems keep appearing in today’s world, such as STDs, increased pregnancy rates, and other factors facing teens who choose to have sex. Emotionally and physically teens and getting less developed before having sex and are not prepared for the serious problems which come along with their decision to have sex. No longer is it a matter which will just go away if we ignore it, but teen health and the health of our society depend on choices which today’s teens make regarding sex....   [tags: essays research papers] 547 words
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Prohibition - Prohibition The years leading into the 1920's and the prohibition movement were marked with saloons, drunkenness, and a society of increasing alcohol consumption. America's changing social habits brought on the passage of the Eighteenth amendment in 1919, placing a nation-wide ban on intoxicating liquors. This amendment was to prevent the production, sale, and use of alcoholic beverages. As the new law was established, the problem of enforcing Americans to obey the law was a great task as bootleggers illegally continued to traffic alcohol....   [tags: Papers] 957 words
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Managerial Accounting - Simply stated, the financial accountant is the number cruncher while the managerial accountant is the analyzer. However, it is not that simple. Most experts are fairly consistent with their definitions of what the financial accounting entails, however, defining managerial accounting appears to be opinion dependent. As the population of the occupation grows so does the defined responsibilities involved. The general consensus of financial accounting is that it reports past results using historical-cost accounting....   [tags: Financial Accounting] 1355 words
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Jimmy Hoffa - Jimmy Hoffa was a very powerful leader and president of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehouseman, and Helpers of America, whose mysterious disappearance, suspected of being Mafia connected, on July 30, 1975 has never been solved. Hoffa was a major figure in the Supermob, the go-betweens of the upper world and the mafia world. As the Teamster president, Jimmy had two very important voters: his members and the gangsters that helped him move up the ladder to union success....   [tags: essays research papers] 2305 words
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Money Laundering - Financial Accounting For Financial Services Assignment Money Laundering The word money laundering, according to the myth, is derived from Al Capone's practice of using a string of coin-operated launderettes in Chicago to disguise his revenues from gambling, prostitution and protection rackets. It's a nice story but not true, money laundering is so called because it perfectly describes the process of removing the stains and smells which money acquires when criminals earn it. In this report I will go on to discuss the topic of money laundering in the following order; firstly, I will begin by explaining what is money laundering?, why it is done?, and how it is done....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Princess Diana - Princess Diana was born The Honorable Diana Frances Spencer on July 1, 1961. She was the third female child to Viscount and Viscountess Althorp. Diana had two older sisters, Sarah and Jane and one younger brother, Charles. Her family was well off and Diana had a privileged childhood. The Spencer’s made their money as successful sheep traders in the 15th century. With their fortune they built Althorp House in Northamptonshire and acquired a family crest and motto – &quot;God defend the right&quot; (Morton 10)....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Scientology Scam - So, can you say anything good about Scientologists. Well, they are snazzy dressers. Oh and Tom Cruise is one. And the person who started scientology also wrote that sci-fi classic "Battlefield Earth". What a great movie... :-| OK let me go on the offensive now... Scientology is rather young. Beginning in 1953, during a coincidentally timed slump in Layfaette Ronald Hubbard's book sales. Originally a few "help centers" sprung up, taking the places of bookstores where for a nominal fee and the purchase of a copy of Dianetics, you could soon be feeling the effects of a new way to look at religion....   [tags: essays research papers] 1026 words
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The 1920s - The 1920’s The 1920’s where a time of conservatism, it was a time of great social change. From the world of fashion to the world to politics, forces clashed to produce the most explosive decade of the century. The eighteenth Amendment was passed in 1920, which made alcohol illegal. It was called the Prohibition Amendment. This was known as the “Noble Experiment”. All importing, exporting, selling, manufacturing and transporting of alcohol were illegal. The older people favored this amendment. They felt that alcohol was bad because of the way people behaved after drinking....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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John Gotti - Background John Joseph Gotti, Jr. was born on October 27, 1940. He was the fifth child of eleven children. His parents were John J. Gotti Sr. and Fannie Gotti. John Gotti's father was believed to be a hardworking immigrant from the Neapolitan section of Italy, though Gotti would later describe his father as a New Jersey native who has never set foot in Italy and never worked a day in his life to provide for the family. The Gotti family grew up in the slums of the South Bronx. Although Gotti denies it, his father worked hard to move them out of the poor neighborhoods....   [tags: Sociology] 1105 words
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Dutch Shultz - Throughout history many gangsters, mobsters, and wise guys have left their mark on society. Names like Al Capone, "Lucky" Luciano, and Albert Anastasia come to mind when one looks back on the history of Le Cosa Nostra, However one of the most interesting figures in the history of organized crime, Dutch Schultz, was also able to leave a lasting mark in history with his unorthodox style of crime. Dutch Schultz was born Arthur Flegenheimer, Despite of the nickname "Dutch" Arthur Flegenheimer was a German Jew....   [tags: Organized Crime History] 926 words
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Alcatraz - Alcatraz Imagine yourself existing in a dirty, smelly, cold prison cell that has water dripping down the walls from the ceiling and hardly ever seeing daylight. If you were a guest at Alcatraz, that is exactly what you would experience. Alcatraz was a Federal Prison located in the San Francisco Bay. It was built on a twelve acre, solid rock island, one mile from the main land. There were no roads or bridges built to get there. The only access was by boat. The name Alcatraz means Pelican or strange bird....   [tags: Papers] 641 words
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Scarface - The topic of my presentation is why everyone should watch the movie scarface, and if you have already seen it to watch it again, This movie was directed by Brian De Palma,and written by Oliver Stone (produced-alexander, produced joy luck club) "Scareface"came out in 1983, and feature's Al Pacino as Tony Montana, Michelle Phifer as Elvira, and Steven Bauer as Manny Ray, The story is about a Cuban refugee who makes his way over to Miami,Florida Tony starts out as a dishwasher and hitman, who proceeds to enter into a life of cocaine dealing and organized crime....   [tags: essays research papers] 392 words
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scar - f one looks underneath the profanity and perceived brutal violence of Scarface, they will find an admirable all-round motion picture. However, for those who have an open mind and are unwilling to dig deep, Scarface is still one cool film. Antonio 'Tony' Montana (Al Pacino) has just arrived from Cuba along with his friend Manolo Ray (Steven Bauer) and about 125 000 other Cubans. It seems Fidel Castro has opened a Cuban port allowing Cubans to go to the United States. Unbeknownst to the U.S. though, Castro has secretly cleared his jails and included prisoners with the refugees (guess what group Tony and Manolo belong to, *wink wink*)....   [tags: essays research papers] 535 words
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Prohibition - Prohibition Prohibition One of the most controversial, the Eighteenth, and later, its repeal, the Tweny-First amendment, made a big impact on America, and their ideas are still talked about today. Prohibition has had many different view points from the beginning. Prohibition started long before the Eighteenth Amendment. Organizations against alcohol such as the Anti-Saloon League and the Woman's Christian Temperance Union were succeeding in enacting local prohibition laws, turning the campaign into a national effort....   [tags: Papers] 467 words
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Alcatraz - As the cold waters rush into the San Francisco Bay, they crash up against an island standing in the strait. This rock is hidden by the fog and isolated by the chilling waters of the Pacific that flow in and out every day. It has a gloom that hangs about its rocky face most know it as Alcatraz but the men who experienced this island, referred to her as “The Rock”. To the men confined there, it is not only the ultimate in isolation but the most ironic because they are there in the midst of the activity of a busy harbor with small craft darting to and from San Francisco, Oakland, Alameda, Berkeley, Richmond, and Sausalito; within sound of the honking horns of a ceaseless procession of automobi...   [tags: essays research papers] 1230 words
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Luciano - No other New York gangster in the twentieth century matched the capabilities of the sinister, crafty, powerful, and secretive Charles “Lucky” Luciano. Who with the help of his closest friends and allies, even enemies, established the National Crime Syndicate in the early 1930s, which still remains today (Nash 251). Lucky Luciano, the “true” American gangster, rewrote the rules of the Italian Mafia, under control of old-line Sicilian rule, and created an organization open to all ethnic backgrounds (Dewey)....   [tags: essays research papers] 1677 words
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Prohibition - Prohibition Throughout history, the need and presence of governing forces have always existed. Governments, by the use of legislation, make choices in the best interest of the people. The Nineteenth Century was popular for the great amounts of alcohol that the average person consumed. Such popularity spawned and entire social movement against alcohol. This movement was called the Noble Experiment. Although it failed to directly ban alcohol, the movement contributed by electing many reformers who would change the face of America in the early Twentieth Century....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Prohibition - Prohibition Prohibition, “The Noble Experiment,” was a great and genius idea on paper, but did not go as planned. With illegal activities still increasing and bootlegging at its all time high, it was no wonder the idea crumbled. Could they have revised the law to make it more effective. If so, would the law be in place today, and how would that have changed our lives today. Although it was brief, Prohibition will remain a huge part of America’s history. Completely illegalizing the production and consumption of alcohol was a great plan that ended up being a great failure....   [tags: History Historical Alcohol Essays] 1242 words
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Prohobition - PROHIBITION In all probability, no one thing gave more character to the era known as the ‘Roaring 20s’, than what was called ‘the long dry spell’ (a.k.a. Prohibition). Prohibition was the result, of the longstanding efforts, by largely Protestant religious groups, who had preached temperance since the early colonial period. What had been known as the temperance movement came to be a drive for all out prohibition right about the turn of the century. From about 1900-1904 there was a dramatic turn of events in which the Anti-Saloon League changed its goals from social reform to legislate reform, and came to have a fair amount of influence in this country’s politics....   [tags: Essays Papers Alcohol 18th Amendment]
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In Cold Blood: Nature vs Nurture - In Truman Capote’s famous non-fiction novel, In Cold Blood, there is evidence that supports the injustices of the trial: death penalty. The final outcome of the trail was never to be any different than death. “Of all the people in all the world, the Clutters were the least likely to be murdered” (Capote 85). We know the two men who killed the Clutter family, Perry Smith and Bill Hickock, preplanned the crime with malice and forethought. Although the actions were crul and grusome, does Death Row fit what they did if their pasts, childhood environments and situation, are bad....   [tags: In Cold Blood Essays]
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Pro se Litigation Needs to be Outlawed - Self-litigants have been violating their United States constitutional rights, since the existence of the US court system. Pro se needs to be outlawed in the United States of America because of legal, social, economic, and moral reasons displayed by the cases of Iowa v. Tovar, Kearns v. Ford Motor Company, and Indiana v. Edwards. United States citizens should be aware of the legal and social aspects of pro se because it will bring to light this constitutional flaw, economic problem, and moral and social strain that affects all of these citizens....   [tags: pro se, legal claims, litigant, court]
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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery: The Medicalization of Appearance - Medicalization is something that has become overly common all over the world. It seems as if almost everything, from aging to deviant behaviors, is medicalized. Human beings have a tendency to want things their way, so they strive to get what they desire. Little do people know “each instance of medicalization represents an advance in medicine’s control over the human body” (Ferrante Ch. 6). This may not seem like a serious problem, but as medicalization increases so does the chances of danger towards people’s lives....   [tags: health, deviant behavior]
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The Contributions of Nicolo Machiavelli and John Locke to Political Thought - The Contributions of Nicolo Machiavelli and John Locke to Political Thought In political thought, there have been many people that have progressed political theory. Nicolo Machiavelli and John Locke are two of those famous individuals. The research here will be focused on them. Each Machiavelli and John Locke support a different political theory. At first, the background and relevant contexts will be discussed. Each person has written something that has influenced modern political thought....   [tags: Political Science, Political Theory]
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Translating Dosage Compensation to Trisomy 21 - Down syndrome is common within the United States. According to Gould and Dyer (2011), Down syndrome is an example of trisomy due to there are three chromosomes that are present versus two in the 21 position. Meaning, people with Down syndrome have a total of 47 chromosomes instead of the original 46. The body is marked by the effects of Trisomy 21. The effects of Trisomy 21 can lead to defects of physical and mental development. Down syndrome was at first also called monogolism, but now it is more commonly known as Down syndrome....   [tags: chromosome, development, factors, activities]
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A Christmas Memory - It is curious that as children, humans have the ability to observe and remember details of specific situations and instances yet lack the ability to describe them. Truman Capote, as a grown man, took advantage of his vivid memories and composed the short work, "A Christmas Memory." The story begins in late November, a month symbolic of all the years gone by that Capote could remember beginning preparations for Christmas fruitcakes. The year he has chosen, though, is that of the last Christmas three friends spend together....   [tags: essays research papers] 633 words
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The Breakfast Performers - Art is not only the quality of product but also the expression of what is appealing or more significant than the ordinary. However many people give their own expression of the beauty of art and can vouch for another if it is possible that they both are in common interest to the other. Art exhibits enthusiasm, as well as an intellectual curiosity of the mind. This kind of thought frees the mind and allows it to progress and somewhat meditate within itself. Painting, vocal, and physical art can have and advance level of skill and imagination that requires enhanced study in an institution....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Perry Smith: A Passion to Kill - Serial killers have long eluded law enforcement while simultaneously grabbing the attention of the public, and now more than ever, criminal psychologists are beginning to understand what makes a serial killer. In his true-crime documentary, In Cold Blood, Truman Capote depicts the horrifying murders of four members of the Clutter family and the search to find the criminals responsible for the deaths. Eventually, two killers are caught, one being Perry Smith, a detached and emotionless man. And although his carnage of the Clutters labeled him a mass murderer, many of Perry’s personality traits are characteristic of a serial killer....   [tags: Crime & Punishment]
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Inspirations Behind Harper Lee's Book, To Kill A Mockingbird - ... While Harper Lee was growing up, a case called the Scottsboro Trials took place. This trial was centered on two white women accusing 9 black men of rape. Harper Lee was young at the time and very impressionable, so it is very clear that the Scottsboro Trials were the inspiration behind Tom Robinson’s Trial. In the Tom Robinson Trial, Tom Robinson, a black man, was accused of raping Mayella Ewell, a white woman. Both of these trials took place in the 1930s, and, in both of these trials, the charge is the same, rape....   [tags: pulitzer prize, trial, prejudice]
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New Journalism - Inverted pyramid. Unbiased news gathering. Objectivity in reporting. Professionalism. Routines that would regulate news reports, translating information to readers, regardless of geography. Journalism spent the better part of the 20th century routinizing the news, attempting to shed its seedy past of “yellow journalism” amid the challenges of new technologies, first the radio, followed by the television. Then came the tumultuous 1950s and 1960s. Suddenly, the same tides of changes that were sweeping America's cultural and political landscape were also reshaping journalism....   [tags: Journalism ]
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Some Information About Nelle Harper Lee: To Kill a Mocking Bird - Nelle Harper Lee is best known for her novel, To Kill a Mocking Bird, which was published in July of 1960. Initially named “Atticus” It was an immediate success. Harper Lee was born in Monroeville, Alabama in 1926 on April 28th. Among Lee’s childhood friends is novelist Truman Capote. Lee worked with Capote on an article in The New Yorker which later evolved into his nonfiction masterpiece, In Cold Blood. Lee described Capote as, “Beautiful things floated around in his dreamy head,” Lee fashioned Dill, the lonely boy next door after Capote....   [tags: english literature, atticus] 532 words
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Elevating the Power of a Novel through Symbolic Objects - ... In comparison to Capote’s idea of a bird cage symbolizing a fear of being held captive, Plath uses a fairly different object to also symbolize how someone can feel imprisoned in his or her own body. Throughout The Bell Jar Plath explores the life of Esther Greenwold, a mentally unstable woman, as well as the symbolism behind a bell jar. A bell jar is an inverted bell shaped glass jar, which is generally used to hold vacuum sealed gases or to display an object used in scientific investigations (Collins)....   [tags: Breakfast at Tiffany's, The Bell Jar]
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Analysis of the Novel To Kill A Mockingbird - To Kill A Mockingbird is a novel by Harper Lee. To Kill A Mockingbird takes place in Alabama, and is narrator by the main character, a little girl named Jean Louise ‘’Scout Finch’’. Her father Atticus Finch is a Lawyer with high moral standards. Scout her brother Jem, and their friend Dill are intrigued by the local rumors about a man named Boo Radley, who lives in their neighborhood but never leaves his house. Dill is from Mississippi, but spends his summer in May comb at a house near the Finch's....   [tags: harper lee, mockingbird, atticus] 787 words
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