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America: Our Past, Present, and Future. - America. It was a dream come true in a New World that was envisioned by artists, politicians, and monarchs alike. The ones who believed that anything could be achieved by God, the mind, and manpower. Even through opposition from governments, kingdoms, nobles, and naysayers, these brave individuals strived to establish a better life for themselves and their families, aimed to retain a secure future in the process, and wanted to worship God in their own way. They had the courage to cross unknown oceans and territories, sail miles and miles away from the comforts and familiarities of home, and set out to create a new lifestyle in a great land they had never known....   [tags: America] 1278 words
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Latin America and Anglo-Saxon America - “Latin” America and “Anglo-Saxon” America Latin America is conceived as inferior to the United States and Europe, from the perspective of “modernity.” This conception has been formed because of the ideas of Latinidad. Latinidad is an ideology under ex-Spanish and ex-Portuguese colonies that were located in the new global world (Mignolo, 2002, p. 58). In the end Latinidad ideology became a consequence of colonial and imperial conflicts and how those conflicts had been constructed (Mignolo, 2002, p....   [tags: Inferiority of Latin America]
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The History of Modern Latin America - The history of modern Latin America begins after the Second World War when the economic changes wrought by the war, namely the shift towards manufacturing and urbanization, produced political and diplomatic changes across the Americas. The end of the war led to increased imports from the West, reducing the competitiveness of Latin American industry. Additionally, falling crop prices led to increasing urbanization. The result of these economic and demographic shifts was the rise of a populist movement throughout Latin America....   [tags: Latin America] 2181 words
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The Fall of Rome and America - In ancient times, there was a country of stupendous power and might. A nation which amassed a military like no other, grew an economy so strong that it seemed everlasting, and established a government that stood for its people. It appeared that this was the country to set an example for all countries that followed. It was the behemoth of prosperity. It was the great Roman Empire. It seemed as though this country’s reign would never end, but this was far from the truth. For with great prosperity came a dreadful plummet and eventually collapse....   [tags: Collapse of America]
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America is NOT a Christian Nation - On a daily basis we lie to, hassle, hustle, persecute, degrade, judge, kill, leave to starve, and envy not only our fellow American, but we do these things to the man sitting right next to us, but “In God We Trust,” right. Wrong. How can we possibly claim to be a Christian nation when we have been through hundreds of years of religious rights violations, when we have people who are in diar need but no one as a whole no one cares enough about them, and when the African-American species faces endangerment....   [tags: Religion in America]
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The Tragedy of Racism in America - Less than fifty years ago, America was a society of segregation and racism. Racism is defined as “the belief that a particular race is superior to another” (pg 3?) Although it is clear things have changed, racism is still visible in modern America. Relationships between African Americans and whites are generally better than they were in the forties and fifties. Today, it is not common to see a black man walk down the street and step off the sidewalk to let a white man walk by, or to see a black man sitting on a different section of the bus or train because a white man says he has too....   [tags: Prejudice in America] 3064 words
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The Decline of Boxing in America - Boxing in the early and mid-twentieth century had an appeal that captured the eyes and ears of millions of Americans. Championship fights and popular fighters were on national television and in newspaper headlines. At the time, boxing was relevant in the American sports world. However, over the past 30 years, boxing has regressed and lost its popularity. Spectacles like the graceful Muhammad Ali and the hard-hitting Mike Tyson are gone and have been replaced by lackluster fighters and greedy fight promoters who only care about their profit cut....   [tags: Boxing in America]
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The Disuniting of America and The Other America - The American dream was used as an advertisement for the new America. It was used to build a large piece of empty land into a country. It was an idealistic dream that had no real control on how the environment would take to it. Both The Disuniting of America and The Other America show history repeating itself or foretelling the future. So we mustn’t have boundaries as to how far back it dictates. We must critique the past from the Mesozoic era. Nature is the final word to the progress made in time....   [tags: The Disuniting of America, The Other America] 1183 words
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Native American In Colonial America - In the wake of Europe’s Age of Exploration, explorers roamed different parts of the ocean in search of a faster water route to Asia. Along the way, Europeans explorers discovered a whole new continent, America. Thinking that he was in India, Christopher Columbus, an Italian sailor, called the indigenous Native Americans he met “Indians,” a misnomer that is still used frequently even up to this day. Europeans soon shifted their attention away from the water route to Asia but toward the colonization of the New World....   [tags: Europe, Age of Exploration, America]
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America Must Create Jobs - Those living in the United States of America are experiencing some economically dark times. Unemployment is becoming increasingly worse. Social programs are failing. Prices everywhere are on the rise as wages are declining drastically. Class division has never been more distinct. Of those lucky enough to have secured the multiple jobs needed in order to maintain their subsistent existences, most make only a minimum wage, established by their state’s laws, which is then harshly taxed upon. Life is hard enough in our dying superpower of a nation, but even worse for the work force of America that must survive on minimum wage....   [tags: The Decline of America]
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Values and Standards in Kushner's Angels in America - What does Kushner propose about religious/personal standards, and are those standards valuable or do they cause difficulties. Many people today have a set of religious or personal standards that has aided them in obtaining their goals. However, there are many others who do their best to live up to those standards of perfection but end up living miserable lives. This essay will discuss the possible standards of Joe and Roy implied in the play, “Angels in America” by Tony Kushner, while discussing how they can be both valuable and questionable....   [tags: Angels in America] 1089 words
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Separate and Unequal: Overcoming Segregation in America - At the time of the African-American Civil Rights movement, segregation was abundant in all aspects of life. Separation, it seemed, was the new motto for all of America. But change was coming. In order to create a nation of true equality, segregation had to be eradicated throughout all of America. Although most people tend to think that it was only well-known, and popular figureheads such as Martin Luther King Junior or Rosa Parks, who were the sole launchers of the African-American Civil Rights movement, it is the rights and responsibilities involved in the 1954 Brown v....   [tags: Segregation in America]
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Religion in America - Religious practice officially commenced in North America in 1620, when a group of Separatists alighted in Plymouth, Massachusetts. Although Jamestown Virginia, established ten years earlier, equaled the first English site in North America, the Separatist's settlement comprised the first religious element. Believing that the Anglican church was corrupted beyond redemption, the Separatists had isolated themselves from it and then fled to Holland to escape the ensuing persecution. Unfortunately, the Separatists soon became unsatisfied with Holland's low moral standards....   [tags: Colonial America, Practices] 837 words
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The Impact of the Remittances in Latin America - Introduction In Latin America migration and remittances have become structural features in the economy, the society, and in the political environment; due to the underdevelopment and inequality of the region. Because they relative importance, trends in migration and the impact of remittances in population of Latin America are the main topics that we will analyze in this research focusing on reduction of poverty and inequality. This research will aim to answer the next: Do remittances finance development in the region....   [tags: remittance, poverty, latin america]
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Evolution of Gun Culture in America - ... On the other hand, the gun rights activists believe that the gun control activists have an unexplained fear towards their usage of guns. Pro-gun activists believe the guns and firearms are meant only for law-abiding people to protect themselves in terms of self-defense. Their other belief is that citizens are allowed to possess guns if the government mistreats them or the government misuses the firearms against them. On the other hand, pro-control activists believe that firearms and guns that the citizens using these weapons will be affected by evil and violence, thus causing criminal doings that may result in damages, injuries, and or even death....   [tags: the right to self protection in America] 943 words
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History of Civil Rights in America - America is a young country and has already developed a rich and multi faceted history. Its history is both bright and ominous as we as a nation have been openly discriminating against African-Americans for many years. For nearly as many years as Americans have been discriminating against African-Americans, people have been fighting for some form of equal rights for everyone, especially the African-Americans. History has shown that African-Americans have had some of the most valuable personal contributions that invariably led to the balancing of the tides of the American population....   [tags: Black Civil Rights in America]
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America is a Cultural Mosaic - The United States is a country with a diverse existing population today; this country is known as a melting pot of different cultures, each one unique in its own respect. Culture; differentiate one societal group from another by identification beliefs, behaviors, language, traditions, Art, fashion styles, food, religion, politics, and economic systems. Through lifelong, ever changing processes of learning, creativity, and sharing culture shapes our patterns of behavior as well thinking. The Culture’s significance is so intense that it touches almost every aspect of who and what we are....   [tags: America, culture, USA, ] 941 words
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Liberation Theology in Latin America - The populist governments, seen in the 1950’s and 1960’s in South America, spurred industrial growth and a sense of “consciousness” amongst the inhabitants of the Latin American countries. The industrial growth greatly benefited the middle-class and the working-class; however, the poor were driven into shantytowns and rural areas. To illustrate the great poverty of this time in Latin America, people living in “shantytowns” resided in vast settlements built of cardboard and other available materials such as metal and sheets of plastic....   [tags: Populist Governments, South America]
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The Progressive Movement in America - Progressivism was the reform period in America during the 20th Century that changed the lives of everyone. Industrialization, urban growth, the rise of great corporations, and widening class divisions during the early 1900s affected all Americans. For all its benefits, industrialization led many factory workers and slumdwellers to endure a desperate cycle of poverty, exhausting labor, and even early death. Seeing these conditions, a new middle class of white-collar workers and urban professionals -- who had gained political influence -- middle class women -- who had joined clubs and reform organizations -- and the urban-immigrant political machines -- and workers themselves -- sought to focu...   [tags: Reform Period in America] 953 words
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Woodland Periods in North America - ... The villages that separated into owning more land where it was farther from river access started to cultivate native plants but they only lasted a few years (ibid 684). When the trading system of non-local materials started to die, weapons began to emerge such as arrowheads, bows and arrows for hunting. Tension between villages rose which then led to fighting and death which then also led to the formation of militarized groups by the end of the first millennium (ibid 686). Chiefdoms also became a part of life around AD 1000 mainly due to people seeking help from strong leaders in their communities who then later recruited more supporters....   [tags: precolumbian societies in America] 555 words
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Poverty and Education in America - Education has been historically considered as an equalizer of society in America, allowing the opportunity for even the disadvantaged to reach success. Race was once the strongest factor in determining future achievement, but today Stanford Sociologist, Sean F. Reardon, says income level has become more consequential (Tavernise). President Barack Obama was one of the lucky few able to overcome the obstacles he faced growing up being both African American and underprivileged, but most children are not as lucky (Rampton , Nawaguna)....   [tags: Equalizer, Socierty, America, Education]
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The Idea of Latin America, by Walter Mignolo - Walter Mignolo explored the ways America had emerged as the forth continental division in the European understanding of the world. Mignolo did this through: examining the continental triad of Christian cosmology, explaining how the mercantile economy was transformed into a capitalist because of the “discovery” of America, and explaining the consequences of the West becoming the place from where categories of dominant knowledge and classifications of the rest of the world were created. Those three topics defined how America was invented rather than discovered....   [tags: Anglo-Saxon America vs Latin America]
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America Protects the World - We’ve all heard that America should mind its own business in other countries affairs. Those are the same people who forget America’s history, and that reside within its states. America fought against British tyranny when it didn’t even have its own standing army. The United States have and still continue to help many countries fight against their own dictators, or those that seek to keep the common everyday man down. Americans come from far and wide, from all over the world. We are a melting pot of different heritages and cultures....   [tags: America is World Police] 884 words
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America’s View on Immigration - ... In 1910, three-quarters of New York City's population were immigrants, or first generation Americans. It’s not only that the number of immigrants were increasing, but the immigrants home countries have changed impressively as well. Unlike the earlier immigrants, most of the new immigrants after 1900 came from non-English speaking countries in Europe. The major source of immigrants was eastern and southern Europe, particularly Italy, Poland, and Russia, countries that are quite different in language and culture from people born to the United States....   [tags: history of minorities in America]
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America’s Culture of Violence - Mark Twain Once said, “America is the only country that went from barbarism to decadence without civilization in between.” Who could disagree with him. Show me another country where someone would walk into an elementary school with the intent to kill as many children as possible. In comparison to other first world countries, America proves to be the leading nation in terms of violence. We have people who murder innocent victims without cause or regret. Criminals always seem to be sad that they were caught....   [tags: america's culture of violence, decadence]
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America's Heavy Load: Equality - ... So much of the federal taxes are heading towards social security retirement benefits and Medicare insurance which is ruling out the education and other programs for every citizen (Sullivan). Increasing taxes will only leave extra money for the government to spend on unnecessary programs and benefits. With a flat tax rate, people with a higher income will not have to pay as much as in a progressive system. People can actually make a substantial living without the worry of taxes pulling them back....   [tags: equality, ancestors, America, freedom]
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Who Killed America's Economy? - According to the reading known as ‘The Anatomy of a Murder: Who Killed America’s Economy’, the author states that there are a variety of causations which influenced and provided an impact through the US financial system. For instance, the banks, the investors, the credit rating agencies, the regulators, the mortgage brokers, and the politicians are explained in his article. Moreover, the author mentions that there are some significant factors such as the financial regulations and political systems which relate with the financial crisis....   [tags: Economy, Finance, America]
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Gender Roles and Sexuality in Latin America - Marianismo and machismo are the traditional gender roles in Latin America. Marianismo is the aspect of female gender roles while machismo is the aspect of male gender roles. The key belief of machismo is that men hold supremacy over women. For the most part these gender roles conform to traditional understanding of sexuality, masculinity, and femininity. There is only one key contradiction I found when it came to traditional understandings of sexuality, masculinity and femininity. Some people may confuse the meanings of gender, sex, and sexuality....   [tags: Latin America Gender Roles ]
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Immigration Reform in America - America has always been a land of immigrants, which is why we need to fix our broken immigration system and laws. Coming to America has always been a dream for those living in other countries and it takes entirely too long for that to happen. They have to get behind all of the others that want to come and have been waiting for years. This is why we need to make a change. It takes too long to come to the United States and discourages anyone from coming here. We need immigration to help improve our not so good economy; we could do this by giving those who are already here a path to citizenship....   [tags: United States, Immigration, Nation, America]
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The Function of Dual Roles in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America - In Tony Kushner’s Angels in America, the interconnection of people and events, that might ordinarily be viewed as disconnected or unrelated, is implicitly presented in the characters section. Dual roles are implemented by a playwright that has one actor portraying the roles of two or more characters, with or without thematic intentions. The use of “dual roles” in several scenes of this play can be viewed as a demonstration of Kushner’s effort in maintaining the interconnectedness between characters, communities (i.e....   [tags: Angels in America]
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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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Free Trade in South America: Mercosur and Other Groups - Over the last 75 years, South America has done a large amount of economic development. This economic development has been done to try and enhance the relations with other economic superpowers. The European Union was created after the Second World War as a way for European countries to trade without duties or tariffs, and as a way to share knowledge of industrial development. After the EU was created, it was clear that if South America wanted to compete on a world stage, they would need to implement a common market....   [tags: Market, Economy, Central America]
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Native America, Discovered and Conquered: Manifest Destiny - Man has always had the desire to expand, venture forth to develop greater wealth. With the acquisition of the Louisiana Territory and the prospects of future land acquisition, Americans used the idea of Manifest Destiny to justify their actions for moving westward and their treatment of Native Americans. The idea of Manifest Destiny was created directly by the European-used Doctrine of Discovery and industrialization; this direct correlation was proven to be true from the verdict of the court case Johnson v....   [tags: indians, expansion, america] 789 words
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Latin America’s Switzerland is Costa Rica - Costa Rica is known for having Latin America’s oldest democracy, as it was established and uninterrupted since the 1950s. More importantly, it is one of the few countries without a standing military force. Today, they are under a presidential constitutional republic, lead by Laura Chinchilla, whom is the president since 2010. Costa Rica is in Central America, between Nicaragua (north) and Panama (south east). Christopher Columbus first visited it during his fourth and last voyage to the New World....   [tags: Latin America, Government, History]
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America's Desire to Enter into World War I - World War I, known as the Great War prior to World War II, was a global war which began in Europe on July 1914 and ended on November 11, 1918. The Central Power, Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Italy, were at war with the Allies, Great Britain, France, and Russia. These alliances posed a threat when Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austro-Hungarian Empire, was assassinated by a Serbian nationalist; at this time, Germany urged the Austro-Hungarian Empire to reciprocate and Serbia turned to Russia for help....   [tags: America and World War One]
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The Federalists vs the Anti-federalists in Colonial America - ... Anti-Federalists believed that republics could only survive in homogeneous communities, with everyone holding the same values, and interests; they believed that too much diversity would destroy a republic. The Anti-Federalists could not make an effective campaign against the Federalists because of their intellectual inability, political skills, and social class. The Federalists, however, were very well educated, wealthy, and extremely well organized which was one of their key characteristics that lead them to victory....   [tags: Government, Bill, America] 615 words
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Islam in America -   There is little need to reiterate the long history of U.S. governments going wherever they have wanted and doing whatever they have wanted. The question is how Muslims navigate through the political and economic architectures that ensue. Certainly, Islam has long valued extending itself throughout the world. Travel is primarily a modality for accumulating knowledge, acting on the desire to know, and then, only secondarily, is that knowledge used as a means of imbricating the "presentation" of Islam within heterogeneous settings....   [tags: Muslims in America] 1310 words
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Literacy In America - At least 40 million American adults need stronger literacy skills to take advantage of more lifelong learning opportunities (Knowles 12). Low literacy limits life chances, regardless of how it is defined or measured. According to The Random House Dictionary literacy is defined as “the quality or state of being literate, esp. the ability to read and write.” Another breakdown of the word, from the same source is “possession of education.” Basic skills and literacy abilities are widely viewed as necessities for lifelong learning and the development of success among individuals, families, communities, and even nations....   [tags: Illiteracy In America]
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Rereading America - Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing written by; Gary Colombo, Robert Cullen, and Bonnie Lisle, Eighth Edition, published April, 2007 by Bedford/St. Martin’s, is a textbook about writing and critical thinking. In the first chapter of Rereading America: Cultural Contexts for Critical Thinking and Writing, “Thinking Critically, Challenging Cultural Myths”, the Authors begin by setting a relatable scene of what it’s like for a college student. How a new found independence can be overwhelming, especially with regards to critical thinking, showing that what we have learned, needs to be re-evaluated and that an open mind in essential....   [tags: Textbook Analysis, America] 878 words
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Improving The Literacy Of America -      Reading and writing are two of the most important functions performed on a daily basis by individuals. One problem in America is that a significant amount of the population cannot perform one or both of these tasks. These two tasks are commonly referred to as literacy. What encompasses a literate individual is a controversial topic. For example, if someone can read a sentence and decipher what it means does this mean the person is literate. Or should the individual be able to interpret a sentence as well as write and respond to a given situation to be considered literate....   [tags: Illiteracy In America]
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Pope Gregory’s America - In 1591, Pope Gregory XIV fell ill with a gall stone to which his physicians prescribed pulverized gold and gemstones. As one might assume, he soon died of complications regarding his gall stone; however, because his medicine was literally money, the Papal coffers were depleted and Pope Gregory was interred in an non-descript stone coffin in the Vatican. According to one Papal historian, “he was surrounded by stupid physicians or culpable ministers” (de Montor 218). In the United States, we’ve been prescribed a cocktail of healthcare systems that have been depleted our coffers while failing to provide adequate care....   [tags: America, Healthcare Crisis, Universal Solution]
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Chinese Influence and Expansion in Latin America - Chinese influence and expansion has reached Latin America and the Caribbean. Over the past 10 years, the Chinese government has aggressively pursued a trade policy emphasizing a growth in Chinese manufactured imports and exports of Latin American raw materials. China’s focus is on exporting raw materials; such as soybeans, metals, and oil in exchange for a vast amount of Chinese manufactured goods. This aggressive push into the Latin American trade theater has provided exponential growth in the region....   [tags: chinese trade, latin america, chinese model]
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Culture Wars? The Myth of a Polarized America - A Not So 50:50 Nation Culture Wars. The Myth of a Polarized America: Book Review   The book Culture Wars. The Myth of a Polarized America by Morris P. Fiorina, Samuel J. Abrams, and Jeremy C. Pope is a persuasive text regarding America and its division on political topics. In chapter one, Fiorina begins with a powerful quote from Pat Buchanan’s 1992 speech at the Republican National Convention, “There is a religious war…a cultural war as critical to the…nation…as the cold war…for this war is for the soul of America” (Fiorina et al....   [tags: A Not So 50:50 Nation, Book Review, America]
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The History and Culture of Black Jews in America - According to the broadest definition, there are approximately 9 million Jewish adults in America. Of those, 5.3 million are Jewish because they practice the Jewish religion or who have a Jewish parent and consider themselves Jewish. Non-hispanic blacks make up 2% of that population. (A Portrait of Jewish Americans) Blacks constitute such a small percentage of the Jewish population that they are often considered to be obviously “not Jewish”. This was the experience of Rabbi Shlomo ben Levy.In an article entitled, “Who are we....   [tags: Black Jewish Culture, Jewish Religion, America]
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Potential Limits to Corporate Power in America - ... Members of the upper class have power based on their wealth. Furthermore, the existence of a Corporate Community influences government officials because they depend on it for economy purposes. This is to say that, corporate leaders desire new political leadership to take part in government actions. For example, the Corporate community has a big impact on the economy in America because they fund to create jobs and influence schools, charities, and governments by a tax deductible breaks. The Corporate community is made up of large corporations, banks, and agri-businesses from owners or top level manangers to share a common interest in making profits....   [tags: Who Rules America by G. William Domhoff]
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Canada and the United States of America Necessary Allies in Matters of Defence: A Canadian Policy Proposal - Canada and the United States of America Necessary Allies in Matters of Defence: A Canadian Policy Proposal Defence cooperation is a significant component to the Canadian-American relationship. Not only does each country have to provide individual defence and provide defence for their neighbour, but both Canada and the United States seek to defend North America as well. Being the two neighbouring North American countries, it is essential that Canada and the United States work collaboratively to ensure the safety of North America and its people....   [tags: North America] 2292 words
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Fast Food is Destroying America - "We provide food that customers love, day after day after day. People just want more of it” (Ray Kroc, Founder of McDonald’s). Coronary Artery Disease is a type of heart disease and the most common cause of heart attacks. Plaque from eating unhealthy foods, builds up in the arteries, the arteries harden and begin to become narrow and can cause chest pain and heart attacks. “Obesity is a medical condition in which excess body fat has accumulated to the extent that it may have a negative effect on health, leading to reduced life expectancy and/or increased health problems.” The environment is affected by the fast food industry because of the amount of pollution and trash they produce on a dail...   [tags: Fast Food is Killing America]
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Censorship of the 1950's and its Impacts in America - One hears about censorship of free word happening all the time in other countries, but did it ever happen in the United States of America. Not many people know that restriction of free speech and personal expression did in fact occur in America, mainly during the 1950s. During this tumultuous time, newfound fears of threatening outside influences, mainly political in nature, had set in and as a result the government tried to protect the American public from these “radical” ideas through the use of censorship, or a restriction in the flow of information or ideas....   [tags: Censorship, America, USA, 1950's, ]
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The Blame Game Analyzing Gun Violence in America - Introduction In 1993, there were more than 18,000 firearm homicides in America. That number has been decreasing for the past two decades. In 2011, the reported number of firearm homicides was a little more than 11,000. In another part of the world, Germany was reported to have less than 200 firearm homicides, France less than 50. It is also estimated that there are around 270 million guns in America. This paper examines the possibility that if the American government put into place gun regulation laws, and made penalties more harsh for gun related crimes, the national murder rates would go down....   [tags: Firearm, Homicides, Gun Control, America]
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America's Selective Aid to Other Countries: Factors and Reasoning - It amazing that a country like The United States of America, who is so in tune with the world would not respond in more of a prompt manner to the atrocities committed in Bosnia. The U.S.A. is like no other country in the world, when there is a problem, like a natural disaster in another part of the world they are more than willing to swiftly help. For example, we were the first to respond to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and our efforts to help them rebuild lasted for what seemed like a lifetime....   [tags: Economic Crisis, Natural Disasters, America]
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Epidemics in America - Epidemics in America Since the proclamation by John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, that America should view herself as a "city upon a hill", Americans have strived to create a utopian society (Brinkley, 40). Winthrop viewed America as God's country, a place where the troubles of Europe and the rest of the world would not be repeated. This ideal is still valued by American society, yet it has prevented Americans from accepting the notion that an epidemic could strike their own country....   [tags: American America History]
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The Dustbowl of America in the 1930s - The Dustbowl of America in the 1930s The Dust Bowl of North America refers to a catastrophe in the early 1930's when vast areas of the Midwestern and Western farm lands of America became wastelands. This occurred due to a series of dry years which coincided with the extension of agriculture in unsuitable lands. Droughts and dust storms caused by poor tillage practices devastated farms and ranches of the Great Plains; therefore, causing a great exodus of its inhabitants to other, more fertile, lands....   [tags: American America History] 857 words
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