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Letter to the Governor - Letter to the Governor Dear Mr. Governor, I wish to complain about your recent decision to impose an embarrassing school uniform upon the students of Bosworth College, which is supposed to be a school where expression is encouraged. Yet imposing a school uniform will shatter the students self expression. As a student of the college I am shocked at the thought of being told what to wear. Isn't enough that we are told what to do, what not to do, where to go, and when to go, but making the students wear what they are told to will induce more people trying to revolt against the school....   [tags: Papers] 835 words
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The Role of the Governor-General - The Role of the Governor-General The Governor-General represents the Australian head of state, Queen Elizabeth II. Between them they have important formal powers. Some of these powers include the power to: „h approve legislation passed by the two Houses of Parliament; „h command the navel and military forces; „h Exercise the general 'executive' power of the Commonwealth. Many of these powers reflect an earlier, more active role taken by the monarch. In almost all cases today, however, these powers are carried out on the advice of the government of the day....   [tags: Government Politics ] 1811 words
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Ronald Reagan Elected Governor - ... The Reagan campaign did not officially announce the intentions of running until January of 1966, but in the fall of 1965 it coined the term citizen-politician. The campaign was concerned by Reagan’s lack of knowledge of state issues and political experience. To address these experience concerns Reagan advisors made a conscious effort to turn a glaring weakness into a positive. Instead of trying to market him as a brilliant politician they chose to sell him as regular citizen, as such the birth of the citizen-politician came to pass (The Right Moment, Chapter 9)....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Virgina's Next Governor - As Election Day approaches, candidates get more caustic about their views, and voters’ tension grows as they try to figure out which candidate will make a better governor. One of the biggest issues that Virginia is currently facing is the one of transportation and how to solve such challenge. There are roads that need to be fixed, and the state does not have enough funds to pay for their renovation or construction of new roads. Bob McDonnell and Creigh Deeds, the candidates, both care about transportation, yet financial backing to fix this issue is quite different for each candidate....   [tags: Politics] 918 words
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Governor Jodi Rell - Governor Jodi Rell, I believe that there is a much to be done to help desegregate the public schools of Connecticut. As of now the schools are very segregated on a geographical level. The students in the poor urban areas are limited to a lower education compared to that of the more affluent suburban areas. Their parents are their limiting factors. Their parents are not able to move them out to a more affluent neighborhood and their current location is not able to provide a good education for the kids....   [tags: essays research papers] 478 words
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Sancho Panza as Governor in Don Quixote - Sancho Panza as Governor in Don Quixote While reading Don Quixote, I am sure that many people wonder whether or not Sancho Panza will get his island to govern. The main reason that Sancho agrees to be the squire of Don Quixote is because he is promised riches and an isle to govern. As the book progresses it appears that Sancho's dream will not come true and he will not become a governor. Many times in the book, Sancho asks his master if he was really going to get his isle and Don Quixote always promises him that he will....   [tags: Papers] 1291 words
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The Scarlet Letter: Governor Bellingham And Hypocrisy - Governor Bellingham is the leader of the Boston Colony. He is therefore supposed to be one of the most pious and upstanding members of the community. As he “makes the rules”, he is supposed to follow them to the letter. This is why, when Hester visits his house to deliver his gloves, she is so surprised at its state. Instead of a humble abode tastefully decorated in the muted pastels and earthtones of the Puritan lifestyle, she was slightly amused (but not particularly surprised) to find very near the opposite....   [tags: essays research papers] 465 words
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Language, Power and Discourse of Sexuality: The case of Governor McGreevey - Language, Power and Discourse of Sexuality Foucault asks "What are the links between these discourses, these effects of power, and the pleasures that were invested by them?" (Foucault, 11). In the case of New Jersey governor it seems clear that power, language and pleasure were very much related in his speech on August 13, 2004, in which he announced his resignation, that he had had an affair with a man, and that he was a "gay American." A man in a position of power was both given power and gave power to the general public with his announcement....   [tags: Sex Gender Essays]
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Urban Legend of Woodburn Governor's Mansion of Dover, Delaware - Woodburn Governor's Mansion of Dover, Delaware The story of Woodburn Mansion has been told to residents of Dover, Delaware for many years. A 19-year-old Caucasian male student at the University of Maryland told this particular version of the ghosts of Woodburn Mansion. Now a sophomore architecture major, he grew up in a small town just outside of Dover, where the story of Woodburn is known all too well. The story was first told to him as a young teenager while actually visiting the mansion with his parents....   [tags: Urban Legends Ghost Story]
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Politics as Media Spectacle - Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor - Politics as Media Spectacle - Arnold Schwarzenegger as Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger’s California recall election gubernatorial victory demonstrates the increasing collapse of the boundaries between entertainment and politics in an era of media spectacle. Over the past decades, major struggles around politics, race, gender, and sexuality have played out in the media. In the 1990s, the O.J. Simpson trial, the Clinton sex scandals, and the proliferation of tabloid journalism made serious political issues and conflicts the stuff of popular entertainment and culture....   [tags: Political Politics] 2105 words
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Right Place, Wrong Time: The Rise And Fall Of Governor Harvey Parnell - In October of 1929 the economic bubble the United States and the majority of the world had reveled in burst. The stock market crashed and the United States found itself deep in the worst economic depression the country had ever known. The year before, Harvey Parnell, a farmer and the Lieutenant Governor, rose to the highest office in the State of Arkansas after John Martineau left his post to pursue a position as a federal judge. Parnell’s governorship will be tainted by the depression and will, for a short time, be viewed as the worst in the State’s history....   [tags: Political Science Politics] 1942 words
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Exploring a Weak Political Argument - In the article "A Paramedic for Governor", published in October 2003 issue of Emergency Medical Services, Norm Rooker fails to argue why James H. Green should be governor of California. First of all, Rooker dose not provide enough evidence to support his argument. Additionally, his tone is not appropriate for this article. Finally, there is not clear reasoning in the article. Because of these defects in this article Norm fails to convince the reader why paramedic Green should be governor. First, Norm Rooker is lacking in evidence in the article "A Paramedic for Governor." In the beginning of the article Rooker quotes Green in saying "I don't think I have a snowball's chance in you-know-where of becoming governor." This is unconvincing in that James Green should be governor....   [tags: Politics] 369 words
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Gov Jane Hull - Jane Dee Hull was born in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 8, 1935. Governor Hull is married to Dr. Terry Hull. Dr. Hull practiced medicine in Pheonix for 32 wears and now works as a consultant. Governor Hull and Dr. Hull have four children and eight grandchildren. Governor Hull received a bachelor's degree in elementary education from the University of Kansas and also did postgraduate work in political science and economics at Arizona State University. She is a graduate of the Josephson Ethics Institute....   [tags: essays research papers] 502 words
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Courage and Moral Leadership - ... I am going to take this message to the people get ready for a fight" (Robertson, 2012, para. 3 & 8). While many disapprove of Governor Perdue's decision not to seek re-election, others' applaud her conviction to education, public safety, and environment. Governor Perdue's decision to veto a republican held General Assembly's budget showed courage of conviction; however, she has paid a heavy political price. "Courage entails emotional strengths that involve the exercise of will to accomplish goals in the face of danger, uncertainty, risk, adversity, and includes the character strengths of bravery, persistence, integrity, and vitality" (Sosik & Cameron, 2010, p....   [tags: Politics, Leadership]
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George W. Bush - George W. Bush George W. Bush is the 46th Governor of the State of Texas and is now the Republican nominee for President of the United States of America. Now during his second term as governor he has earned a reputation as being a very compassionate conservative who shapes is policy based on the principles of a limited government, personal responsibility, strong families and local control. Governor George W. Bush, is the son of former president George Bush who served two terms in office in the late 1980's and early 1990's....   [tags: Papers] 428 words
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Three Branches of the Texas Government - ... Others feel that increasing the sessions would allow for more laws and regulations. This will be an ongoing debate where there will always be two sides to the possibility of reform which will impact the possibility of it being passed. Now let us discuss the Executive Branch of the Texas Government. At first thought when you think of the Executive Branch you automatically think of the Governor. What a lot of people do not realize is that our executive branch is made up of many different elected officials....   [tags: Government]
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Smith's Outlook on Life in Sillitoe's The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner - There are two basic facts in Smith’s life: one, that he’s in a war with the “In-laws,” and two, that he’s going to fight it until the day he dies, or die fighting. From Smith’s perspective, there is an impassable line between him and the In-laws, who are out to get him, and his best method of success is beating them down. In taking revenge on the governor of Borstal, Smith thinks he has succeeded. What Smith doesn’t realize is that he, not the governor, truly loses when he loses the race. Smith needs to revise his world view to realize that there is a better way of getting what he wants, and the revenge he seeks is only a sign of his weakness and unhappiness with his own life....   [tags: Literary Analyis, Analytical Essay] 2187 words
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Issues with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canadian Parliament - ... There have been two other prominent times in Canadian history where the prime minister had requested prorogation or dissolution: Sir John A. MacDonald in 1873 and Mackenzie King in 1926. MacDonald’s request was granted by Governor General Lord Dufferin, whereas Lord Byng denied King’s. MacDonald sought prorogation “in order to prevent a committee [from] examining allegations of conflict of interest and corruption in relation to the proposed Pacific Railway,” (MacDonald 2). If there ever were a time when a prime minister had been attempting to undermine the foundational principles of responsible government, this would have been it....   [tags: canadian studies, canada] 1981 words
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Emergency Management: Trust and Compliance - ... § 7101-7707, the Governor is responsible of declaring a disaster emergency. In the case of Pittsburgh, although the Mayor can request a declaration of emergency, only the Governor can declare it once the local resources are depleted. If the Governor understands that a disaster has occurred or that a disaster is about to happen, he may issue a Declaration of Disaster Emergency for a period of 90 days. After these 90 days, the Declaration can be reactivated if is still needed3; although the general assembly by concurrent resolution may terminate the state of disaster emergency at any time....   [tags: Government]
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Julian Carroll's Political Career - ... At this point in time Governor and Lt. Governors races were separate. In 1974 Wendell Ford was elected to the United States Senate which meant that Carroll would succeed him as Governor for the last eleven months of Wendell’s remaining term. The new administration of Julian Carroll changed Kentucky in many ways. Carroll was described as a lively Governor. He was the kind of Governor who traveled all over the commonwealth meeting with groups and individuals. He also had a firm hand on the state’s budget and could recite it by heart when asked....   [tags: Political Science]
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New England colonies - The people who settled in the New England Colonies were the Separatist Puritans called Pilgrims and the New Englanders would come to prosper through their hard work, thrift, and the quality of their commitment to God and each other. The settlement pattern in New England Colonies during 1600 to first half of 1700 was designed in clustered housing and small agricultural fields. The king will give out land and the settlement set up will include a meeting house, a village commons, large open lots which is very large and it contains kitchens and places where animals are kept and agricultural highland....   [tags: essays research papers] 589 words
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Arnold Owing Education Money - Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger proposed a budget which included a $2.9 billion fund increase for schools. However Schwarzenegger broke his promise and took the $2 billion from Education funds just to help him avoid raising taxes. ¡§The initial proposal provided more money for public schools than the previous year, the governor said. But the education community maintains the governor promised public schools some $2 billion more.¡¨# Schools are already having a hard time with money and with Governor Schwarznegger¡¦s poor choices in politics definitely caused much rage and anger from Schools all around....   [tags: essays research papers] 773 words
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Wisconsin's Collective Bargaining Needs to End - ... In early February, Scott Walker announced his bill to end collective bargaining. He said that it was to help the budget crises. Instead of responding with cheers, the people, which included school teachers, social workers, and prison guards targeted in this bill faced loss of their collective bargaining. There were state wide school cancellations; teachers would call in sick to take part in the protests. Everyone involved in these demonstrations were all protesting the same issue: the fact that the Governor of Wisconsin was going to take away their rights to collective bargaining; the irony of this is that these protesters weren’t also just from Wisconson, they were being sent in droves from different states to support the union....   [tags: Government ]
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The Misconceptions of Geroge W. Bush - The Misconceptions of Geroge W. Bush Didn't anyone's high school English teacher tell him or her to read the directions carefully before taking the test. It seems the uneducated people that misinterpreted a ballot fit for a 5th grader in Palm Beach County, Florida, also write editorials. In the past two weeks I have come across numerous selections and pieces that just randomly tossed slanderous and fictitious statements into the blue, claiming inaccuracy after inaccuracy. Both Vice President Al Gore (Democrat), and Governor George W....   [tags: Papers] 1079 words
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Biography of Nellie Tayloe Ross - Biography of Nellie Tayloe Ross Nellie Tayloe was a woman of remarkable skills, responsibility and endurance. Before she became the first woman governor of the United States, Nellie was a kindergarten teacher and a presenter of informative papers at her local women’s group. She also helped her husband with his law practice as well as his governorship. Nellie was born in Missouri in 1876. “She was the sixth child and the first daughter of James and ‘Lizzie’ Tayloe” (Scheer, 2). Nellie was very private about her childhood and little is known about the family from which she came....   [tags: Bio Biograhies Nellie Ross Essays Papers]
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James Meredith and the University of Mississippi’s Integration - James Meredith and the University of Mississippi’s Integration When a person presently looks at university school systems, one never imagines the struggle to obtain such diverse campuses. With Caucasians, Asians, Latinos, and African Americans all willing and able to attend any institution, it is difficult now to envision a world where, because of one’s skin color, a person is denied university acceptance. In actuality, this world existed only fifty years ago. In a time of extreme racial discrimination, African Americans fought and struggled toward one of many goals: to integrate schools....   [tags: Racial Integration]
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Bacon's Rebellion - Previous to the American Revolution, Bacon’s Rebellion was one of the largest revolts in history, and accordingly its consequences include the American Revolution. It was the war between the English and the Indians, and the civil war between the colonists of Jamestown and their government. But it was also the fierce struggle between two powerful leaders with very different beliefs. The African slaves and white indentured servants joined together to fight side by side against their common "enemies." Sir William Berkeley arrived in Virginia in 1642 to act as the Colonial Governor of Virginia....   [tags: American History] 1655 words
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Alienation in Wisconsin - ... Marx’s theory explains four ways a person is alienated from labor in capitalism; worker’s alienation from the object of his labor, alienation from the work process, alienation from his species-being, and alienation from other men. A worker is alienated from his object of labor because the things one creates become separated from the creator. Since it does not belong to the person creating the object, this individual cannot use the product for his own benefit and is robbed of his objectification of himself turning the product into an alien....   [tags: Government ]
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Mr. - Francisco Pizarro Francisco Pizarro was a conquistador born in Trujillo, Spain in about 1471. His father, Gonzalo Pizarro, was an infantry captain and he taught Francisco how to fight at an early age. Francisco Pizarro never learned to read and write but he was full of adventure. Pizarro sailed to the new world on November 10, 1509. He was part of many expeditions in the new world including one with Balboa. Pizarro fought against many hostile tribes in Panama and when news of Hernando Cortez’ success in Mexico reached Pizarro, he set off to South America in hope of gold....   [tags: essays research papers] 556 words
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Politics - Politics The political and economic history of Jamaica is based upon its foundation as a slave colony. From the beginning, the colony was under Spanish rule that relied upon native slave laboring in the sugar fields. The first law to be implemented upon the island under Spanish rule was the Repartimiento, introduced by Governor Esquivel, the first governor of Jamaica. The law enabled colonists to apply for and receive special permission to use the natives for a period of time; forcing them into labors such as planting and logging (Bennett 70)....   [tags: Essays Papers] 1766 words
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George C. Wallace - George Wallace The 1960's were characterized as an era full of turmoil. During this era, one of the most controversial topics was the fight over civil rights. One of the key political figures against civil rights movement and pro-segregation was George Wallace. Wallace represented the racist southern view. Many Americans were segregationist, but Wallace was adamant about the topic. Many established political figures were assassinated, during the 1960's. Martin Luther King, JFK, and RFK were all positive visionaries caused controversy throughout that decade....   [tags: essays research papers] 1487 words
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Illinois Capital Punishment System - Clemency, compassion. How exactly can I explain the Capital Punishment System here in Illinois. Well to be honest, I would have to go with, total chaos. For you who don’t know what Capital Punishment is, it is the system we use to place criminals who commit very serious crimes on Death Row. Out of the 50 states in our wonderful country, 38 of them have a Capital Punishment System, Illinois being one of them. Recently, while Governor George Ryan was in office, it was decided to halt all executions, making Illinois the first of the 38 states to do so....   [tags: essays research papers] 1090 words
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The Black Assassin - Original Essay - The Black Assassin - Original Essay It was a little windy out on that warm June day in Texas. People were seated all over the square in the town of Morano, as the Governor was about to make his long awaited big speech. Everyone was excited to hear what he had to say. That is everyone except for the dark figure standing in a hotel window at the opposite end of the square from the stage. No one could hear the clicking of metal against metal as the dark figure began to prepare a gun, resting it against the windowsill in the shadows....   [tags: Papers] 717 words
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The Selma-Montgomery March - The Selma-Montgomery March The Civil Rights Movement began in order to bring equal rights and equal voting rights to black citizens of the US. This was accomplished through persistent demonstrations, one of these being the Selma-Montgomery March. This march, lead by Martin Luther King Jr., targeted at the disenfranchisement of negroes in Alabama due to the literacy tests. Tension from the governor and state troopers of Alabama led the state, and the whole nation, to be caught in the violent chaos caused by protests and riots by marchers....   [tags: Civil Rights Movement]
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Texas Government - The government of the state of Texas is a difficult and complicated institution that is composed of many different levels. The question comes in to everyone's mind at one time or another whether or not to trust the government. It could be that people believe that the officials will take advantage of their power, or simply people don't like the idea of being controlled by someone who is not a family member or friend. To avoid this centralized power, the government is divided into stages and this is a reasonable ground for trusting the government....   [tags: Government Politics] 1011 words
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The Letters of Pliny - ... Lastly, letters 96 and 97 discuss Christianity through Roman eyes and the fear it caused. Pliny, unsure as to whether he could execute Christians legally for no other crime than their faith, wrote to the Emperor for advice. The Emperor replied that he did the right thing in executing them, but advised him not to seek out Christians for prosecution. I believe Emperor Trajan's actions towards Christianity were extreme and unnecessary. However, fear of the unknown has always seems to bring out the worst in societies; whether it was the actions of Trajan towards Christians or the actions of Christians during the times of the witch hunts to kill Pagans....   [tags: Religious History ]
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The Death Penalty in Kansas - ... The new laws simply, “gave the courts wider discretion in applying the death penalty for specific crimes and provided for the current "bifurcated" trial system, in which a first trial determines guilt or innocence and a second trial determines punishment,” according to About.com These new laws were applied in 1976. Following the Supreme Court’s ruling to reinstate the death penalty, several attempts were made to reinstate Kansas’ death sentence. According to the Death Penalty Information Center, “Governor Carlin vetoed reinstatement legislation in 1979, 1980, 1981, and 1985....   [tags: Capital Punishment]
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Monarchy - ... In addition, Lieutenant Governors are appointed to do the same as the Governor Generals but in a provincial level. The constitutional monarchy is an essential to Canada, there are three reasons proceeding that will illustrate this importance. There are numerous reasons to keeping a constitutional monarchy system in Canada. Firstly, by having the monarchial system, Canada is able to have an “arbiter” to make any decision that the Canadian government may have in certain situations (Coyne, 2009, p....   [tags: Canadian History, Politics] 1459 words
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The Political Culture of The United States - ... Unlike in moralistic states, the citizens are not expected to be participants in politics and should only be handled by the elite members of society. The government tries to preserve the status quo class system in the state, leaving little room to move up in society and government spending is low. The competition of politics is weak since there are limited people who are involved and the elite are assured their status. Some traditionalistic states are Texas, Georgia, and Arizona. However, there are states that see the role of government as a business....   [tags: Political Science]
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Profiles in Courage: Sam Houston - Sam Houston was a great man in our history. He stood up for what he believed was good for the Union not the North or the South. When Sam was rebuked for providing the winning margin for his opponents he said “I know neither North nor South; I know only the Union.” He also said everyone “…must stand firm to the Union, regardless of all personal consequences.” He was fiercely ambitious, yet at the end he sacrificed for principle all he had ever won or wanted. He was a Southerner, and yet he steadfastly maintained his loyalty to the Union....   [tags: essays research papers] 643 words
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One of the Littlerock Nine: Elizabeth Eckford - 1 of the 9: Elizabeth Eckford Elizabeth was born in the city of Little Rock on October 4, 1941. She graduated from Dunbar Junior High School, then went to Horace Mann High School, which at that time, was an all black school. On the morning of September 4, 1957, Elizabeth was getting ready to go to her first day of school at Little Rock Central High School. She didn?t have a phone at her house, so she didn?t know that the other 8 students were going to meet at Daisy Bates. house and to go school together as a group....   [tags: essays research papers] 513 words
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California History - California History 1. EPIC EPIC is the Educational Participation in Communities. This organization involves students as volunteers in the fight against poverty and social neglect in local communities. The goal is social awareness and student involvement. It says that poverty, neglect, and social inequity are a growing reality for millions of people in America. Families are losing their homes, people can't find good jobs, children go hungry, and education in the inner-city is a disaster. There is a is problem because the public and community programs that serve as a safety net to assist such populations are strained beyond their capacity and are usually understaffed and under-funded....   [tags: American America History] 916 words
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New Orleans - New Orleans      In a country containing so much diversity and history, it is practically impossible to locate one city which embodies American diversity. A colony started by the French was the first area to fully integrate culture and religion. The city of New Orleans, now prosperous from its diversity, epitomizes the "American Melting Pot". It is complicated to relate such different backgrounds, but with an overview of history, culture, religion, and integration on a small scale, a reader is capable of applying the values to the American culture as a whole....   [tags: American Melting Pot] 2973 words
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George W. Bush and Foreign Policy - George W. Bush and Foreign Policy The Victorian parlor of the Texas governor's mansion is a cavernous place, which is a good thing, for the room was full of experts and egos. With their lofty academic pedigrees and service records in GOP administrations, they had come to Austin last summer to teach, to brief and to take the measure of George W. Bush. The topic this day was defense and foreign policy. The lecture began with a flip-chart talk. Within minutes, the governor interrupted. He'd read the briefing book....   [tags: Papers] 891 words
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Arnold Schwarzenegger - Celebrity to Politician - From Celebrity to Politician Arnold Schwarzenegger became governor of California, not because he supported the issues of the majority, nor because he had a plan to solve California’s economic crisis, but because the economy was failing and he rose to the “occasion.” His popularity in the movie industry gave him the “face” he needed to win the reelection. As easy as it seemed, how did Arnold manage to be so successful in his campaign. He is a popular figure with almost no experience in politics....   [tags: Politics Actor Movie Star]
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A Perception of Sin: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter - Through out the course of history, those who were considered sinners were often out casted from the society. This is much the case with Hester Prynne in Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter. After a public trial, Hester is considered a sinner due to her birthing of a so called “devil child”. Hester is convicted to the life long bearing of a scarlet letter on her chest. The Scarlet Letter that Hester Prynne wears symbolizes the change in perception of sin through out the novel. Due to the revelations of the governor Winthrop and the reverend Dimmesdale, the way sin is perceived changes from one of shame to the idea that every one is a sinner in their own right....   [tags: sin, religion, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Scarlet Letter] 878 words
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Hernan Cortes and the Governorship of Mexico - Hernan Cortes was born at Medellin in Spain in the year 1485 and eventually became one of the great Governors of Mexico City. It all started in 1518 when the Governor of Cuba (Diego Velazquez) placed him in charge of an expedition to explore Mexico for colonization. In February, 1519, Cortes was about to set sail when Velazquez changed his mind at tried to replace him; however Cortes in an act of mutiny pushed forward anyway. In March of 1519, Cortes claimed the land for the Spanish Crown (Charles V)....   [tags: Hernan Cortes, Government, Mexico, ]
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Tosa Nikki as an Instruction Manual - ... These examples showed people how to behave in certain situations and how to compose poetry about several themes that recurred throughout the diary. One recurring theme that Ki no Tsurayuki placed emphasis on was farewells. His descriptions of behavior during these partings served as examples that readers were expected to emulate. Before parting ways, parties were held for the departing group. During these parties, everyone would drink and be merry. It was normal for gifts to be exchanged between both parties, and sometimes even the servants would receive presents....   [tags: Poetry Analysis ] 1159 words
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The Prime Minister of Canada - ... This could potentially create many problems because if the provinces are not treated equally it can create resentment from one region of the country towards another, or from one province towards the federal government. The Prime Minister will have to take into account the various cultures across Canada as well as try and create fair agreements when making a decision between a province and the federal government. Federalism creates two distinct political worlds, one at the provincial level and one at the federal level; this is to prevent total domination of one level over the other (Cutler 2010, 1)....   [tags: Politics, Government] 1908 words
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The Ambivalence of Direct Democracy - ... Proposition 13 essentially set the property tax rate to 1% and stated that the assessed value of homes could not exceed the 1975-76 assessed value. This reduced taxes by about 57% (californiataxdata.com), a truly drastic decrease, which translates to a loss of $7 billion in property taxes during the 1978-79 fiscal year (McCaffery & Bowman, 530). Consequently, Proposition 13 led to intense repercussions; the huge decreases in finances forced local agencies to look for funding elsewhere, and severe cuts were made....   [tags: Government]
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