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The State Governor - The Governor is just like a minipresident in each state. In other words they are state managers. The Governor commands the lion’s share of political attention in a state. It’s generally seen as setting the agenda for the legislative branch, and is basically the lead political actor; the figure most likely to appear on television on a regular basis. A governor term of office is four years with exceptions of New Hampshire and Vermont. The governor may serve any number of terms, but he or she cannot serve more than two terms in a row....   [tags: Political Science] 1210 words
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On The Issues: The Race for Virgina Governor - This year’s 2013 Governor of Virginia campaign was a tight race for the Republican and Democrat contenders. The candidates were Republican Ken Cuccinelli, Democrat Terry McAuliffe and Libertarian Robert Sarvis. These campaigners had different views on marriage, immigration, and abortion, among other issues commonly discussed in politics within our country. Marriage is a controversial subject in every part of the world. Whether you believe in traditional marriage between a man and woman, same sex marriage, or open marriages, everyone usually has a strong opinion on what they were brought up believing or think is right....   [tags: Marriage, Immigration, Abortion]
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Ronald Reagan Elected Governor - On November 8, 1966 California voters elected Republican candidate Ronald Reagan as the states 33rd Governor. Reagan defeated then two-term Governor, Democrat Edmund G. “Pat” Brown. This would be the first elected political office Ronald Reagan would hold in his long public career. Reagan would serve two terms as the Governor of California before going on to achieve greater heights serving as a two term President. Reagan’s political career began to unfold when he decided to work on the 1964 Goldwater campaign for President....   [tags: U.S. Politics ]
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Corruption: Governor Blagojevich Scandal - There is no arguing or denying the fact that the election of Barack Obama in 2008 changed the face of American politics. However, this is not a political science paper and, unlike the Bush/Gore race of 2000, the Obama/McCain election night passed by with relatively little scandal. So why is it worth mentioning in a paper about corruption. Although no actual fault can be attached to the newly-elected President of the United States, Obama’s election set the stage for one of the most public political corruption cases since the Nixon/Watergate Scandal in the 1970s....   [tags: chicago, monetary ambitions, ]
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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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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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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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Mission Command: Governor Henry Harrison and the Battle of Tippecanoe - Mission Command: Governor Henry Harrison and the Battle of Tippecanoe Successful leadership on a battlefield can be measured in different ways. It is possible for a good, successful leader to lose a battle. Conversely, it is possible for an ineffective leader to win a battle, given the right circumstances. What distinguishes a successful leader from an unsuccessful one is his/her ability to oversee an operation using effective mission command. In ADP 6-0, mission command as a philosophy is defined as “as the exercise of authority and direction by the commander using mission orders to enable disciplined initiative within the commander’s intent to empower agile and adaptive leaders in the co...   [tags: battlefield, leadership, Native Americans, Indiana]
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Dolph Briscoe Jr: Texas Governor 1973-1979 - Dolph Briscoe Jr. , Texas Governor from 1973 until 1979, lifetime resident of Uvalde, Texas. The Briscoe family settled in Fort Bend County in 1832, Dolph’s Grandfather Andrew Briscoe signed the Texas Declaration of Independence as well as leading a company of soldiers in the Battle of San Jacinto. He then became the first elected judge of Harris County, Sam Houston appointed him this position. Dolph’s father, Dolph Briscoe Sr., was appointed chairman of the Texas Racing commission from 1930 until 1933....   [tags: Politician, Biography]
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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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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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Abortion, Education, and the Death Penalty: An Overview of Certain Candidates' Stance on THem - As the three primary candidates were running for governor, they had a great deal of issues and topics to cover. Some people might have agreed with their beliefs and morals, and some might not have. There are three topics that the governors have covered throughout their campaigning that I do agree with and that I do not agree with. The topics are Abortion, Education Reform, and Death Penalty. I think these are important topics that need to be taken seriously, because it is dealing with someone’s life....   [tags: Campaign for Governor, Republicans]
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Biography of Dolph Briscoe, Governor of Texas From 1973 to 1979 - In this paper I will highlight one of the governors of Texas. Dolph Briscoe was the governor of Texas from 1973 to 1979. Not only was he a governor, he was also one of the largest individual land owners in Texas history. This in a state known for huge ranches. His philanthropy has provided support to a wide range of educational, medical, scientific, and cultural institutions. In this paper I hope to provide a little insight in to how much this man has impacted the evolution of Texas. Dolph Briscoe Jr....   [tags: american history, farm, texas, roads]
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A Modern Inqusition: Police, Firefighters and Teacher´s Pensions - Throughout history there has always been a group of people who acted as scapegoats when circumstances were not the greatest. Since the beginning of time various groups of people were killed, misused, and mistreated. The Jewish people, Africans, and other various ethnic groups were taken advantage of. In today’s society though, it is not a racial or ethnic group, but those who protect, serve, and educate. How many people personally know a police officer. A firefighter. A teacher. When you get right down to it, almost everyone’s life has been personally touched by one, or all three professionals....   [tags: pensions, pension system, Governor Christie] 1327 words
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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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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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John Fitzgerald Kennedy: The Truth Revealed - The assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy is one of the most tragic events that shaped America. JFK was born on May 19, 1917, in Brookline, Massachusetts, but little did he know that his life would be abbreviated in his future. Kennedy became the thirty-fifth President of the United States; he was assassinated on November 22, 1963. He was allegedly shot and killed by Lee Harvey Oswald. Although, many pieces of evidence conclude that Oswald could not have done the deed by himself. There is a broad conspiracy behind this major assassination....   [tags: jfk, governor connally, single bullet]
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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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Corruption: Governor Blagojevich Scandal - Corruption is categorized as occupational abuse, meaning that a person has to be in a position of authority, such as a police officer, or hold a position with access to and the ability to influence certain types of outcomes, such as a court clerk, before he or she can commit the crime. Corruption itself can be broken down and divided into four main categories; conflict of interest, bribery, illegal gratuities, and extortion (Albrecht, Albrecht, Albrecht & Zimbelman, 2012, p.516). It is important to note that these categories are made by experts in the field....   [tags: occupational abuse, bribery]
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Pitiful Monarchs - What is a Country to Do. In recent times, the throne of Scotland has been filled with very small men. These so-called sovereigns have abused their God given power to their own pitiful ends instead of using it the way it was meant to. They spend our taxes foolishly so that they can live in splendor, chase their enemies to the grave, and insure that the common man cannot rise against them. They live in fear of falling from power to the point where any who question them are imprisoned, killed, or simply disappear....   [tags: Bad governors] 904 words
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Three Branches of the Texas Government - In my analysis of the Texas Constitution I will assess the three branches of our State Government, the Legislative Branch, Executive Branch and finally the Judicial Branch. Our State Government resembles our National Government in various ways but also in very different ways which we will review in this essay. I will identify a handful of criticisms and problems associated with the provisions in each of these branches of our State Government and identify suggested reforms that many feel are needed....   [tags: Government]
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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-whe...   [tags: Politics] 369 words
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Issues with Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Canadian Parliament - Prime Minister Stephen Harper is not a true representative of the people. Neither an academic nor an average Canadian, Mr. Harper is, first and foremost, a political tactician. He climbed his way to Parliament Hill and the position of Prime Minister along with a minority government in 2006 and has, ever since, used all means necessary to keep that – ever striving for a majority, which was finally achieved in the spring of 2011. However, in 2008 Harper was the source of a prorogation crisis, in which he, out of fear of losing the confidence of the House and giving up his role for an unstable coalition government, requested to then-Governor General Michaelle Jean that Parliament be prorogued i...   [tags: canadian studies, canada] 1981 words
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Courage and Moral Leadership - Courage and Moral Leadership According to Daft (2011), courage is the ability to do the right thing in spite of fear and/or retaliation. While moral leadership is the ability to demonstrate morality and equity, provide ethical guidance and transparency, and accept responsibility for leadership actions. This paper focuses on the courageous and moral leadership of Governor Beverly Perdue of North Carolina. Courage: To Stand Alone Governor Perdue serves the citizens of North Carolina. She has shown courage in the face of threats, retaliation, and an unpopular media spotlight....   [tags: Politics, Leadership]
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Emergency Management: Trust and Compliance - In order to protect citizens, infrastructure, business and property, Governors have to perform pivotal responsibilities. In case of a disaster emergency, the Governor which is also the chief executive is responsible for the adequate response of any type of emergency such as human caused, natural or technological incidence1. The performance of a successful emergency response requires from the Governor good communication and relationship with the respective governmental agencies, community, private-sector and institutions2....   [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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Julian Carroll's Political Career - In this short paper, I will be discussing the Kentucky political figure, currently a sitting senator and former governor Julian Carroll. First I will discuss his background which will include his early life up to his start in politics. Second I will discuss how he started his political career and then move into talking about his how he and his administration changed Kentucky. Lastly I will discuss his current political status and how I think he made differences in Kentucky. First, I will discuss his background, which started when he was born on April 16, 1931 in McCracken County Kentucky....   [tags: Political Science]
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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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The Political Culture of The United States - The idea of political culture is found within the state’s history. The history of the state is impacted by the people settled in the region, religious backgrounds, and geography. The history of the state influences the attitudes and beliefs that people hold regarding their political system. Daniel Elazar theorized a connection between the states’ history and attitude towards government by explaining differences in government between states. Every state is different with some common ground. Elazar’s theory divides states into three types: moralistic, traditionalistic and individualistic....   [tags: Political Science]
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Jon Huntsman's Presidential Campaign - In 2012, Jon Huntsman ran an atypical presidential campaign. Despite his stunning credentials, he never stood out in the republican primary. For the most part, the positions he took were to the left of his target audience. Moreover, his quirky media strategy failed to garner him the name recognition he needed to make an impression with republican voters. Among other problems the campaign struggled with its finances. Moreover, Jon Huntsman’s weaknesses in the primary would have been strengths in a general election....   [tags: Republican Party, politics, ideology]
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America Needs Broader Use of Clemency to Free Nonviolent Offenders - There is no shortage of information chronicling the destruction that has been done in the lives of numerous of individuals and numerous loved one of those individuals by the severely harsh sentencing laws passed by our United States Congress and our state legislatures commencing in the late 1980s in what is called to be “War on Drugs.” Some of our past and present political influential leaders have chooses to minimize utilizing their Pardon Power. Ronald Reagan when he was elected to Presidency in his first term a nonpolitical influencer who held the position of duty attorney general managed all of the Presidents advisement for clemency pardon powers under the attorney general which was not...   [tags: Clemency Essays] 1145 words
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Wisconsin's Collective Bargaining Needs to End - Lately in the news, there has been talk about budget and money crises; these problems have been in many states and most recently in Washington D.C and Wisconsin. Governor of Wisconsin Scott Walker has decided to address these budget predicaments by sharply curtailing the Wisconsin public sector workers collective bargaining rights. The reaction from people in Wisconsin has been mostly negative. However, Governor Walker was right in making cuts in the pay of public sector workers and taking away their right to collective bargaining to help pay off the budget....   [tags: Government ]
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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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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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The Death Penalty in Kansas - The death penalty can be an extremely touchy subject in every community on the emotional side as well as the political side. The family of a child who has been raped and murdered by the old creepy guy down the block would love to see that man receive the final sentence of death. On the other hand, the taxpayers do not want to pay large amounts of taxes in order to execute an inmate. Due to the large amounts of appeals that are involved in death penalty cases, a lot of spending occurs in order to make sure that the decision is one-hundred percent correct....   [tags: capital punishment, death penalty]
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The Letters of Pliny - The Letters of Pliny entail of letters written back and forth from the governor; Pliny and the Emperor Trajan. The letters portray the responsibilities of a Roman governor of a province in ancient times. Responsibilities of a governor included matters such as; public defense, construction, celebrations, citizenship, and basic law enforcement. Letters 30, 31, 42, and 43 all discuss public safety. Letters 30 and 31 describe how to deal with guarding the prisons of several cities, the question comes up as to whether Pliny should employ a party of soldiers or just to use public slave as sentries....   [tags: Religious History ]
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Poetry in the Heian Period: Monogatari and Nikki Bungaku - During the Heian period, waka (Japanese poetry) was very prominent in society especially among women of the court. Most were written in kana (language used by women). Waka during this period often used the tanka style which is 5-7-5-7-7 syllables per line totaling 31 syllables for the whole poem. The tanka form was popular for people of every social class but it was especially popular among aristocrats and people of the court. In the courts, poems were used politically to increase one’s status or in competition with a rival from court....   [tags: Love and Unhappiness]
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Charles Douglass Smith: Prince Edward Island's only hope - In 1813, Prince Edward Island was a struggling colony that was far from perfect. The new Lieutenant Governor, Charles Douglass Smith, was seemingly a tyrannical and uncontrollable force trying to drive Prince Edward Island into the ground. He was widely unpopular and recalled from his position because of a petition at the end of his ten year streak. Although in most accounts Smith was said to be terrible and out of control, in a closer look, he can easily be seen as a great Lt. Governor that took action....   [tags: History Essay]
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What Was Learned From the 2000 Presidential Election? - The 2000 President Election isn’t considered to be the typical election that occurs every four years in our society. I am opening up the discussion of this important topic in American presidential history by first sharing a fact that not many people may know: there have been three previous presidential elections in which one candidate won the popular vote but not the electoral vote and lost the election. The 2000 Presidential Election was considered to be one of the most highly contested elections in presidential election history (Summary)....   [tags: Bush vs Gore Election Essays]
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Alienation in Wisconsin - In recent weeks, Madison, Wisconsin has been in complete uproar with large protests against Governor Scott Walker’s budget bill. This budget bill would deny collective-bargaining rights to public sector workers in which the governor purposes will help with the state’s financial problems. By proposing this budget bill, Governor Walker is attacking unions which have nothing to do with the financial problems of the state. In fact, these unions have already agreed to make financial adjustments but the governor has rejected these proposals....   [tags: Government ]
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Juan Ponce de Leon: The Spanish Explorer - Juan Ponce de Leon is most recognized as the Spanish explorer who discovered Florida. However this was not his only achievement or contribution to the Spanish empire. Prior to discovering Florida he helped fight off the last of the Moors in Granada, he prevented the Indians from attacking the Spaniards in Hispaniola, he served as the first governor of Puerto Rico, discovered other geographical features off of Florida’s coast all while never giving up on his quest for gold or to gain the same recognition as Christopher Columbus....   [tags: discovering florida, new world, columbus]
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Tosa Nikki as an Instruction Manual - The Tosa nikki, or The Tosa Diary as it is referred to in English, was the first diary of literary value. The Tosa nikki was composed in kana by Ki no Tsurayuki, who was a government official and well respected poet. During the Heian period, the proper convention was for men to compose their works in Chinese, as this practice was considered more masculine and elegant. Kana was used mainly by women, so it was considered more feminine, and was less valued than Chinese. Ki no Tsurayuki wrote under the guise of a woman when composing the Tosa nikki in order to avoid criticism for writing in kana, although it was still obvious that he had written it due to the masculinity of the jokes that appear...   [tags: Poetry Analysis ] 1159 words
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Technology Opportunities in The Trucking Industry - This paper is written to inform you about three technology opportunities that will make a positive impact on transportation. These opportunities will lead to more efficient transportation now and in the future. The first technological opportunity discussed is Truck Design; the design of the truck can make a difference in fuel cost. The second technological opportunity discussed is a Speed Governor System; this is a device in trucks that restricts the speed it can travel. The final technological opportunity discussed is the use of cloud computing; this is where information and software is shared on multiple devices....   [tags: Transportation]
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The Prime Minister of Canada - The Prime Minister of Canada is given much power and much responsibility. This could potentially create a dangerous situation if the government held a majority and was able to pass any legislation, luckily this is not the case. This paper will argue that there are many limitations, which the power of the prime minister is subject too. Three of the main limitations, which the Prime Minister is affected by, are; first, federalism, second the governor general and third, the charter of rights and freedoms....   [tags: Politics, Government] 1908 words
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The Ambivalence of Direct Democracy - The California Constitution states, “All political power is inherent in the people. Government is instituted for their protection, security, and benefit, and they have the right to alter or reform it when the public good may require.” (CA Const. art. 2, sect. 1) Indeed, the age-old maxim that the government is for the people is evident in California’s Constitution, and the inception of direct democracy by the early 20th century Progressive movement follows this ideology. The 2nd article of California’s constitution includes three forms of direct democracy: the initiative, referendum, and recall....   [tags: Government]
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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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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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