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Idealism in Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes

- Idealism in Let America Be America Again by Langston Hughes        In the poem "Let America Be America Again," Langston Hughes paints a vivid word picture of a depressed America in the 1930's. To many living in America, the idealism presented as the American Dream had escaped their grasp. In this poetic expression, a speaker is allowed to voice the unsung Americans' concern of how America was intended to be, had become to them, and could aspire to be again.   Using a conversational style, the author allows the speaker and listener to interact with each other....   [tags: Let America Again Essays Hughes]

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Let America Be America Again

- Poems are expression of the human soul, and even though, is not everyone’s cup of tea when the individual finds that special poem it moves their soul one with the poet. There are many poets in the world, but the one that grab my attention the most was no other than Langston Hughes. It would be impossible for me to cover all the poems he wrote, but the one that grab my attention the most is called “Let America Be America Again.” It first appeared in “1938 pamphlet by Hughes entitled A New Song. Which was published by a socialist organization named the International Worker Order” (MLM) and later change back to its original name....   [tags: poems, langston hughes, free land]

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American Racism Exposed in Poems by Langston Hughes and Sherman Alexie

- American Racism Exposed in Langston Hughes' "Let America Be America Again" and Sherman Alexie's, "Capital Punishment" The issue of racial discrimination has become societal norm in America. Poems like Langston Hughes' "Let America Be America Again" and Sherman Alexie's, "Capital Punishment" show the injustice that still exists. Both poems speak to the prejudice that is accepted and current in America's past and present. Alexie and Hughes, both from minority groups, have seen the ugly face of racism....   [tags: Let America Be America Again]

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American Dream in Let America Be America Again, What is an American, and Dr. King’s I Have a Dream Speech

-      What is the American Dream. We all have dreams of different kinds. To some people, the American Dream is having all that is available in this life to meet your needs, wants, and desires. To others, it means having a great job, a wonderful family, and a secure future. And maybe to others the American Dream simply means having the opportunity to prove yourself. No matter what your definition of the American Dream is, we all try hard to achieve this one common goal.      In Crevecouer’s, “What is an American” speech he defines America as a democracy where every man has a say in the government; “We have no princes, for whom we toil, starve, and bleed.” It is clear, through his speech, that...   [tags: Essays on the American Dream]

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Help America Rise Again

- Today, I have come to discuss problems faced by many fellow Americans here in America. My fellow citizen, today America is being shaken by third world countries and together we must take a stand; the stand to stay together during the best times as well as during the worst times. I agree with each one of you that America had changed from the way it used to be but now it has come the time for us to stand together in unity and help America rise to the top once again and this can only be done when we all stand together in unity and harmony....   [tags: American Politics]

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An Analysis of Andrew Sullivan's Let Gays Marry

- "Let Gays Marry" is an article written by Andrew Sullivan arguing that homosexuals should be given the right to be legally married in the United States. In this essay, Sullivan argues that homosexuals have just as much right to marry as heterosexual couples. Sullivan argues that throughout US history that the definition of marriage has been altered several times to accommodate changing times, and that it is time to recognize gay's right to marry. Throughout the article, Sullivan uses several sources to back up his argument, but also makes several comments to weaken his argument....   [tags: Let Gays Marry Andrew Sullivan]

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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]

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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]

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Let's Talk: An Alternative to Divorce

- America has become a fast-paced society of people with no interaction. Families are busier, with little time for trivialities such as having dinner together or getting to know one another through conversation. Drive-thru lanes provide quick and hassle free services of increasing variety. Vacation spots offer walk in wedding chapels and coming soon are the drive-thru divorce lanes. Learning to talk about conflict instead of running from it is a skill lacking in today’s culture. It should not be so easy to quit on marriage....   [tags: Family]

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Creation or Evolution - Let the Children Chose

- ... There is no human being that has lived that long to tell us that this is correct. The age of the Earth can’t be observed, we can only go as far back as history books will tell us, books written by people that lived in that age. On the other hand, you have creationism, which is intelligent design. There is no way to prove this either, if there is a designer, he/she has not yet come to Earth and proclaimed “I created the Earth!” This also is a theory, normally used by religions such as Christians, Muslims and Jews....   [tags: school, government, science]

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The Rights of Women in 18th Century America

- The Rights of Women in 18th Century America On July 4, 1804, a group of young men in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, offered a series of toasts to commemorate the nation's independence. Among their testimonials, they offered one to a cherished ideal:"[To] the rights of men, and the rights of women-. May the former never be infringed, nor the latter curtailed." The men acknowledged, even celebrated, an innovative and controversial idea: women along with men should be regarded as the bearers of rights....   [tags: American America History]

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Addressing Crime in America in John J. DiIulio's Article, Let 'em Rot

- Addressing Crime in America in John J. DiIulio's Article, Let 'em Rot John J. DiIulio, Jr. writes his article, "Let 'em Rot," in response to the State of the Union Address by President Clinton in January of 1994. In this article he focuses on the continually increasing crime problem in America. DiIulio feels that a change is needed in the way this country handles the punishment and rehabilitation of criminals. He makes a claim of policy that criminals should serve their entire prison sentences....   [tags: Politics]

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The Black Civil Rights Movement in America

- The civil right movement refers to the reform movement in the United States beginning in the 1954 to 1968 led primarily by Blacks for outlawing racial discrimination against African-Americans to prove the civil rights of personal Black citizen. For ten decades after the Emancipation Proclamation, African-Americans in Southern states still live a rigid unequal world of deprive right of citizenship, segregation and various forms of oppression, including race-inspired violence. “Jim Crow” laws at the local and state levels....   [tags: Black Civil Rights in America]

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Artistic Expression in 18th and 19th Century America

- Artistic Expression in 18th and 19th Century America The first settlers in the New World faced unpredictable hardships. The men of the Virginia colony had enough trouble learning to live off the land, let alone having to defend themselves from native attacks. Famine proved to be a hard obstacle to conquer for all of the new colonies. New England, while having a more suitable climate for the prevention of diseases, also had its conflicts with local tribes. The Puritan ideals of New England were very strict especially in regard to private indulgences, including art....   [tags: American America History]

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Allen Ginsberg's America

- Allen Ginsberg's America Through a careful interpretation of A Defense of Poetry by Percy Bysshe Shelley and Democratic Vistas by Walt Whitman, one can gain a holistic sense of poetry, what it is and what it does, that can be applied to literary texts of all times. One can better understand Allen Ginsberg's "America" through an examination of the aforementioned texts as well. The literary merit of the poem is best recognized through Walt Whitman's Democratic Vistas, although Percy Bysshe Shelley's A Defense of Poetry also contributes some very critical parallels to the poem and its characteristics....   [tags: Allen Ginsberg America Literature Essays]

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Let Bolton Battle

- Let Bolton Battle What if you had just got off work early and decided to fly home to surprise your family, but just as you take off the screaming starts. Your plane was just hijacked by an extremist terrorist group that hates the United States and is going to take the plane down in a city for maximum casualties. Do you think something should be done to prevent this. It is horrible that after 9/11 no one could agree “on something as basic to the war on terror as a comprehensive definition of terrorism” while other innocent people died....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Let Gays Marry and Leave Marriage Alone

- I will summarize some of the key points from the essay, Let Gays Marry, by Andrew Sullivan, and the essay, Leave Marriage Alone, by William Bennett. Some of these main points are taken from mutual beliefs of both authors and others are derived from the opposing opinions of the two. The first summary of Andrew Sullivan’s essay is a reflection of Andrew Sullivan’s stance of the issue. The original essay was in favor of allowing same sex marriage in America. My summary will dictate some of the arguments that I found to be the most persuasive and important to Sullivan’s case....   [tags: Andrew Sullivan William Bennett Equality Essays]

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Let’s Put an End to Corporate Power and Greed

- Let’s Put an End to Corporate Power and Greed I see in the near future a crisis approaching that unnerves me and causes me to tremble for the safety of my country. ... corporations have been enthroned and an era of corruption in high places will follow, and the money power of the country will endeavor to prolong its reign by working upon the prejudices of the people until all wealth is aggregated in a few hands and the Republic is destroyed. -- Abraham Lincoln These days more and more of the corporate powers are migrating in search of cheap labor and huge profits, carrying away with them the primary sources of living of many people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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The Quintessence of Humanity in The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

- The Quintessence of Humanity Often in life, people take their freedoms, a gift that allows them to express their individuality, for granted. However, in the dystopian societies of The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro, people are reminded of just how easily their freedoms and humanity can be stripped away. Attwood and Ishiguro urge people to never lose sight of the core values that define who they are. The compelling novels chronicle the life journey of two protagonists as they fight to define their own existence and worth in life....   [tags: freedom, existentialism, individualism]

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Immigrants to America

- I sighed and stroked my quickly graying beard. My family consisting of my son and my daughter had been on this damned ship for what seemed like eternity. We were told that the trip would be long but we didn't imagine steerage to be this terrible. It was filled with sickly people of various nationalities, the food was either rotten or bad, and it was cramped so much that it was hardly bearable. Yes steerage was certainly the best example of hell on Earth I could come up with, but it would be worth it for a new life for my family in America....   [tags: autobiographical recount]

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Materialism in America

- Beep. Beep. Beep. Cars, clothes, cell phones. Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. Facebook, Twitter, MySpace. Ring. Ring. Ring. American Eagle, Pink!, Miss Me. Beep. Beep. Beep. Need the new IPhone, need the new IPad, need new clothes. Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. Need to go shopping, need to check Facebook, need to play video games. Ring. Ring. Ring. Stay up until two in the morning on the computer, shop all day, played on phone for hours. Beep. Beep. Beep. Buzz. Buzz. Buzz. Ring. Ring. Ring. “Debit or Credit?” “Would you like the receipt with you or in the bag?” “You saved a total of twenty dollars today, please come back again.” Beep....   [tags: Sociology ]

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Foreclosure In America

- Foreclosure In America As for myself I was shocked to find how many uniformed people took out mortgages which were almost certain to doom them to failure and also the lenders who took this long road with them. It has devastated this country and has given all of us an opportunity to learn some very important values that somehow has gotten lost along the way. Somehow to learn from these misfortunes has to make us stronger. We have to educate buyers and lenders and stick to values that can make homebuyers successful....   [tags: Housing]

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Is America Still the Home of the Brave?

- America is a great nation. This results from our civil liberties, our rights. These rights make us America. While the truth of how we act has not always held up to it, we call ourselves the land of the free and the home of the brave. Charen wishes to change that. She promotes fear. She would scare us into believing that security and our civil liberties cannot coexist. She wants to change America to the land of the secure and the home of the afraid. Recently it’s harder to claim the title of the home of the brave....   [tags: National Security]

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Solving the Foreclosure Crisis in America

- The foreclosure crisis in America has hit a fever pitch, and there are few sustainable solutions that have been offered as to how to address the situation. Economists’ suggestions range from letting the natural economic cycle run its course, to offering failing lenders bailouts, to dropping interest rates and allowing homeowners to refinance. However, each of these solutions has failed to stop foreclosures from spinning out of control. Traditional economic principles were not at work when creating this crisis; therefore it is preposterous to think that employing these principles will save us from foreclosure....   [tags: real estate]

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America Needs A Revolution

- America Needs A Revolution Remember when America was still American. Back when people could make a decision based on facts and beliefs instead of making decisions based on what someone on T.V. told them. People from all over the world came to America and with them brought many cultures. America developed into a technologically advanced society by people from many nations sticking together. America is under attack now. Not by foreign powers as much as our own people. The people of America have turned against each other....   [tags: government, media, freedom, United States]

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Healthcare Crisis in America

- America is facing a healthcare crisis. In town hall meetings across America, brawls have broken out during speeches given in an attempt to promote government run healthcare. When looking at the big picture, healthcare is only a small portion of the current problems, but a very big one, in the eyes of Americans, considering how it affects every citizen. The healthcare system in the United States is experiencing hard times, but does that mean, we, as Americans, should just step aside and let government take over....   [tags: Health Care, argumentative, persuasive]

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Outsourcings Effect on America

- The purpose of this paper is to analyze and come up with a reasonable conclusion on the effects of outsourcing in America. From overworking, to a decline in the manufacturing sector, a high wealth gap, and finally the contribution of corporate lobbying are prime examples of the by-product that were created by outsourcing. Although free trade is the root of the problem, outsourcing is the most prevalent issue that it has created. Since free trade is now a standard and cannot be eliminated we will look into how outsourcing, since it can still be controlled, has affected America....   [tags: Business Management, US Economy]

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Action Plan For America

- If you could design a completely new socio-economic form, how would you do it. For the purpose of this thought-experiment, let us assume that all present-day corporations, banks, politicians, lobbyists, and outside parties have no factor in the design; there has been complete collapse in both finance and government. A default on our national debt. All current laws, policies, government programs and departments can be modified or erased however pleased, with exception to the core principles of the democracy such as Constitution, Bill of Rights, Executive/Judicial/Legislative structure, and so forth....   [tags: Economy]

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No Privacy in America

- No Privacy in America Feeling the need to be “at the cutting edge of the new” and “the first on your block to have it” puts us in a race with ourselves to keep pace with the evolving technological world. Cell phones, e-mail, GPS, EZ-Pass, and the entire World Wide Web – all these inventions enable us to live in a world where people across the planet are only milliseconds away. All these new inventions, however, also have a drawback in common – they serve as locating devices for each and every one of us....   [tags: George Orwell 1984 Technology Essays]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt and the New Deal

- Following the First World War, another cataclysmic event occurred in the form of a depression. When the stock Market crashed on “Black Tuesday” in 1929 along with various alternate causes such as the installment buying of the 1920s, the United States became encapsulated within a massive economic depression known as “The Great Depression.” After the Election of 1932, the new president, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was elected. Franklin D. Roosevelt along with his advisor group called the “Brain Trust” proposed the revolutionary policy known as the New Deal which drastically changed the basics of American society by distributing wealth as well as giving rights to the disadvantaged....   [tags: Socialism in America]

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Changes in America Between 1920 and 1960

- During the years between 1920 and 1960, America saw change in many aspects of life. The United States was a part of two major wars and a crash of the banking system that crippled the economy greater than ever seen in this country’s history. Also the country had new insecurities to tackle such as immigration and poor treatment of workers. These events led to the change of America lives socially, economically, and politically. The people of America changed their ideas of what the country’s place in the world should be....   [tags: US History]

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Putting an End to the Foreclosure Problem in America

- The American dream is in serious jeopardy today in the United States. No one imagined two years ago that this could happen where hundreds of thousands of homeowners are in fear of foreclosure on their homes, their castles, their dreams. Some had hope that the bailout money to the banks and the emergency measures put into place by the Obama administration would somehow save them, however they have helped too few and the slow economy is pushing even more home owners over the edge of no return. What is to be done to save them....   [tags: foreclosure, economy, financial]

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The Role of Women in America Around 1945

- The Role of Women in America Around 1945 A Streetcar named Desire written by Tennessee William, show the reality of 1945, where women had a lower status than men thus implying a lower importance. There was a clear inequality between genders, perhaps as a function of the war and the need for everything to be “normal” again. Both the book A Streetcar named Desire, and the general society of 1945, show the same ideals of how a woman should be in order to fit into society. This is particularly the case with the film, where the American ideal has been streamlined....   [tags: pretty, shy, charming, patient]

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The Epidemic of Affluenza is Sweeping Through America

- ... Source E states that the “Per capita consumption in the United States has increased 45 percent in the past twenty years.” This large increase proves the desire for new items is sharply increasing. The majority of the U.S. is very affluent according to this statistic. The majority has become ultimately obsessed with obtaining more items. They believe “’just a little bit more’ will finally buy happiness” (Source E). The affluent continually infatuate wealth and material items in order to fulfill this happiness....   [tags: wealth, obsession, happiness]

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Who Rules America: Wealth Distribution

- Time and time again we hear politicians and office holders preach the need for a powerful middle-class. You may then be surprised to hear that “about 82% of America’s net worth belongs to the top 20%, the next 80% of people only own about 18% of America’s wealth” (UCSC). Some may argue that this disproportion is the beauty of capitalism, the chance to create an empire. I argue that the proportions are simply unfair. Why is it that “ the average CEO makes 350X as much as his/her employee” (UCSC)....   [tags: middle class families, stock market, economy]

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America’s Slump; The Housing Crisis

- You are batting zero for God knows how long and it doesn’t seem to be getting any better. It seems like only yesterday you were crushing balls into the parking lot, but now the manager has benched you because the cleaning crew has refused to pick up the mountain of garbage the fans throw at you every time you come to the plate. You’ve hit rock bottom and you’re sinking fast. It seems the harder you try the worse it is gets, so the wizened old hitting coach decides to give you the most sagely advice he can muster, “try less”....   [tags: foreclosures,]

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The Gary Valvers Cartoon

- The press are saying, "Nuclear energy," "Libya," Japan," Iran," Energy policy," "gas price," " budget cuts," and then on the right has the president with a big smiles, his caption stating, "Here's what you've all been waiting for...My NCAA picks." The Indianapolis cartoonist, Gary Varvel is the man behind the cartoon. He is known for many publications, and awards, most recent was the 2010 Grambs Aronson Award for cartooning with a conscience according to an interview by Alan Gardener (1). According to (2), Varvel was born and raised in Indianapolis in 1957, and quickly started his comic drawing lifestyle....   [tags: America, Obama]

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Prejudice in America

- Prejudice, the Spoil of Life I was born and raised in Europe. I have learned from my history books that there were freedom and equality in the United States. I learned that, among many other rights, people enjoy freedom of religion and freedom of speech - the rights that were envied by millions of people of the Eastern Block countries. When I came to the United States, I truly believed in the truthfulness of these terms. To my complete satisfaction, my experience taught me the existence of these facts....   [tags: Prejudice United States]

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Attack on America

- Tonya Wood October 4, 2001 Dr. Annan Freshman Seminar The Attack On America I was quite saddened by the event that took place on September 11, 2001. An unfortunate tragedy occurred in New York that will go down in history. Two airplanes crashed into the World Trade Center, causing them to collapse, injuring and killing thousands of people. When I first learned of the catastrophe, I was in my dorm room asleep because I don’t have classes on Tuesdays....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Homelessness in America

- Homelessness is not something that was created over night; it has existed for a long time; often we choose not to see the homeless, or bother with them, so we look the other way.    Homelessness is not prejudice toward race, creed, or religion--it has no boundaries; all homeless people should not be stereotyped as being drug abusers or the mentally ill that have been released from mental hospitals. Homelessness is not a disease that a person can catch from bodily contact, but it certainly has afflicted many Americans.  We need to find the cause of homelessness before we can find a solution....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]

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This Is Not My America

- For those out there who believe the Barack Obama has cared about creating jobs in this country—I’m sorry, but I’m about to give you some bad news. He never has or will care about jobs. Why. It’s not the way Democrats think. I mean come on, why would they want you to have a job. They are still trying to blame Bush and the Republicans for the mess they have “inherited” and are asking you for patience. What they forgot is that this is the same party that told you that if you elected them, they would right the ship in no time—which explained the massive liberal victories in 2006 and 2008....   [tags: us goverment essay, obama]

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America is Not Responsible for September 11

- America is Not Responsible for September 11 I am starting to hear something somewhat disturbing about the September 11 attack on the United States. I hear people in the press saying it. I hear it from foreign spokesmen and organizations. And now I hear students and professors agreeing. What they are all saying is that American foreign policy is responsible for this attack. This is not the first time I have heard it. I read this when I was researching Internet sites in the Middle East for a school project....   [tags: September 11 Terrorism Essays]

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America Is in the Heart: A Personal History

- America Is in the Heart: A Personal History (Journal) Part One:      Allos was a young boy from a little province of Binalonan located on the central part of the island of Luzon in the Philippines. He lived with his dad, who farms on their own land, which is the primary source of their living. His mom, living in the town, selling goods in the market. They were among the peasants who worked very hard for the rich landlords just to feed their family. When his brother Leon came back form a war in Europe, he met a girl from another town who he liked....   [tags: Carlos Bulosan]

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The Oppression of Fat People in America

- The Oppression of Fat People in America Fat does not equal lazy; fat does not equal bad; fat does not equal overeating; fat does not equal ugly. Fat oppression is something so prevalent in our society, yet Americans refuse to recognize it as a problem or even an issue. After hearing an amazing woman named Nomy Lamm speak this weekend, I could not longer let this issue be ignored. (Lamm is a fat oppression activist and has been published in Ms. magazine). Fat oppression exists in this society and we all must recognize the damage it does to everyone, especially fat people....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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Abortion - America's Answer to Hitler

- Abortion - America's Answer to Hitler        Who should live, and who should die. Who has the right to make these decisions. People have been asking these questions for years but can't seem to decide if abortion should really be considered murder. Is it right to kill a blessing from God when the baby is healthy and so is the mother who carries it. And is it acceptable to abort if imminent death is the only thing in store for the baby after its birth. As difficult as these questions may seem, I believe that we must protect all human lives at any stage of development whether it be puberty or the first trimester....   [tags: abortion argumentative persuasive argument]

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America Censored: A Battle of Rights

- America Censored: A Battle of Rights Welcome to the United States of America. This is the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave. A place where our forefathers once gathered and drew up the foundation for which we live our lives. The Constitution of the United States grants us a certain amount of freedoms for which we cannot be punished for. The first amendment to this constitution of the Constitution allows us the freedom of speech, religion, the right to assemble, and to express ourselves in a way in which we feel fit....   [tags: Censorship Censoring Media Papers]

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America and the English Language

- America and the English Language To what degree do the words you use define the person you are. This is a central question in the hotly debated issue of making English the official language of the United States. If English did become the official language, the rights of people who do not speak English would be violated and the nation would be further segregated. Just as schools were segregated in our past, this again would show that segregation equals discrimination. People must understand that every citizen deserves the right to celebrate their diversity....   [tags: essays papers]

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Why to Adopt in America Instead of Foreign Countries

- Why are we still adopting children from other countries, let’s help ourselves out for once and adopt domestically. There are many reasons why I believe it’s drastically better to adopt here, but I’m going to inform you on the most important. We all know that other countries need help with their un adopted children but what about America; we have growing numbers of orphans waiting to be adopted just like they do. Here in America, we are have the greatest number of orphans since the early 50’s during the beginning of the baby boomers....   [tags: local adoption, orphans]

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Proposed Plan to Amend the Foreclosure Crisis in America

- Foreclosure. Eviction. You have an “x” amount of time to pay an “x” amount of money or you must vacate the premises. These are the words many people dread to see when they open their mortgage bill or hear when they talk to their mortgage company. They rather see the high mortgage payment or “overdue” written in red than the words that tell them they are going to lose their home. They rather have harassing phone calls from the mortgage company telling them they are overdue in payments. Unfortunately, many families across the United States of America are seeing and hearing those alarming words....   [tags: economy, foreclosure]

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My Proposed Plan to Alleviate the Foreclosure Problem in America

- Every three months 250,000 families enter into foreclosure. “One child in every classroom in America is at risk of losing his/her home because their parents are unable to pay their mortgage.” (Market Wire)These facts are not only shocking and true but are continuing to grow. It might be time for the government to step in and help the homeowners of America. In an effort to solve the foreclosure dilemma we need to look at the problem then try to fix it. We can’t fix all problems that cause foreclosure but let’s look at how we can help to decrease the ever rising foreclosure statistics....   [tags: real estate]

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Moving From Syria to America: Personal Essay

- Painful Decision Have you imagined leaving your homeland behind and settling in a different country. As a kid I always enjoyed the idea of traveling the world, and discovering new things, but never had thought it would be very hard to let go everything and leave. Growing up, I was always eager to meet new people, learn new languages, and make my own adventures in life. Soon, that dream turned into reality when my family decided to move to the United States of America in hopes of having a better future and new opportunities....   [tags: Culture, Language]

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Latin America And Slavery

- Prior to its independence Latin America had been controlled by external forces for hundreds of years. To be freed of control from these outside interests did not in any way guarantee Latin America a return to the status quo. In fact, the inhabitants of Latin America had done very well in assimilating their in house controllers. They adopted European language, religion, color, and just about everything else that the European culture had to offer them. Although they were free to do as they please and run their own affairs in the global neighborhood as we know it, they struggled to create an entity for themselves....   [tags: essays research papers]

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America Needs More Immigrants

- After political security, there is nothing that the Republic needs so much as bone and sinew, for the development of its vast resources . . . we want flesh and blood, men, women, and children, to assist in fulfilling that intention. —Editorial from the Commercial and Financial Chronicle, published in August 12, 1865—as the re-United States reels back from the divisiveness of the Civil War (Abbott 156) When my ancestors came to the U.S. in the 1800s to help build the transcontinental railroad (enabling intracontinental commerce on an unprecedented scale), it was very true that immigrants contributed to America’s economic prosperity....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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British Stereotypes in America

- British Stereotypes in America Let’s face it, in The United States, we do not understand cricket, we do not understand tea, and we certainly do not understand hidden emotions. Of course there is more to Britain than these cultural icons, just like America is not just made of cowboys from “Dallas” and loud egotistic tourists. However in the year 2000, there are still several myths surrounding the British culture that are very much alive today. Many people in the U.S. and I am sure many other countries tend to think of Britain as a land full of rose gardens, cricket, Oxford, and people drinking tea with their little pinky in the air with the Queen....   [tags: Papers]

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America Needs Music Censorship

- America Needs Music Censorship “Obscene: so excessive as to be offensive” ( This is the way the Webster dictionary defines obscene. How do you. Some say obscene is vulgar; others say the best way to describe obscene is through disgust. No matter how it is thought of, obscene material is everywhere in society. Television is becoming more liberal, magazines are less edited, and music is more abrasive. At some point, the public must put its foot down and demand censorship in order to keep decency in the world....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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America Needs More Immigrants

- America Needs More Immigrants America is sometimes referred to as a "nation of immigrants" because of our largely open-door policy toward accepting foreigners pursuing their vision of the American Dream. Recently, there has been a clamor by some politicians and citizens toward creating a predominantly closed-door policy on immigration, arguing that immigrants "threaten" American life by creating unemployment by taking jobs from American workers, using much-needed social services, and encroaching on the "American way of life." While these arguments may seem valid to many, they are almost overwhelmingly false, and more than likely confused with the subject of illegal immigration....   [tags: Immigrants Immigration Persuasive Essays Papers]

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America’s Fascination With Exorcism

- Let’s Cast The Demons Out: Analysis of America’s Fascination With Exorcism The parapsychological phenomenon of possession has been recognized for many years all over the globe, but remains a dimly lit corner of human experience. The term “possession” has gone through many definitions with time. During the fifteenth through the seventeenth centuries, the religious concept of possession also included all psychiatric disorders, epilepsy and even migraine. After the seventeenth century, mental illness began to be recognized as such, and the number of demonic superstitions started declining....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Racial Segregation in Beauty Pageants

- ... Now, into the 21st century, Nina Davuluri of Indian descent, otherwise known as Miss America 2014, is not treated any differently. To take home the crown in the Miss America competition, one basic rule states that the contestant must have virtuous character and health. Therefore, to presume that Nina transpires to be a terrorist is vacuous. Nina would not even be allowed to enter the Miss America pageant, let alone win it, if Nina had immoral virtues or motives. Similarly, in a case that Nina has Muslim or Arabic citizenship, Nina would not be eligible to apply because a Miss America contestant must be a US citizen....   [tags: discrimination, miss america, competition]

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Saving other countries, but who saves us?

- The conflict in Libya has become a topic of debate in America today due to Muammar Gaddafi’s impetuous outlook on his people and the destruction of the Libyan civilization. Accompanied by his malicious regime he showers terror in the hearts of the Libyan race. The U.S. continuously wants to play the role of world police. It’s not okay to always jump in every time there’s a conflict involving other countries turmoil and violent affairs. The U.S. has its own conflicts in our own countries economy and structure....   [tags: Libya Civilization, America]

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Fast Food Nation, by Eric Schlosser

- One of the most shocking books of the generation is Eric Schlosser’s Fast Food Nation. The novel includes two sections, "The American Way" and "Meat and Potatoes,” that aid him in describing the history and people who have helped shape up the basics of the “McWorld.” Fast Food Nation jumps into action at the beginning of the novel with a discussion of Carl N. Karcher and the McDonald’s brothers. He explores their roles as “Gods” of the fast-food industry. Schlosser then visits Colorado Springs and investigates the life and working conditions of the typical fast-food industry employee....   [tags: Fast Food, America, Health]

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Mass School Shootings: The Problem is Mental Illness, Not Guns

- I was watching TV with my friends kids and attempting to find a movie they might enjoy. Unluckily for the children I had to pass by consecutive news channels. At first I passed by quickly through the first three channels but then I noticed the rest of the news channels that I did happen to glimpse had headlines saying school shooting. I couldn't help but watch the news for a bit to fully understand the situation. I discovered that many young children at Sandy Hook Elementary in Connecticut had been shot and died....   [tags: 150 School Shootings In America]

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American Colonies: Contrasting the New England and Southern Colonists

- American Colonies: Contrasting the New England and Southern Colonists The New England and Southern Colonies were both settled largely by the English. By 1700, the regions had evolved into two distinct societies. The southern colonies have characteristics that are the antithesis of the New England colonies attributes. New England was colonized for Freedom of Worship and freedom of political thought. The Southern colonies were developed for freedom of economic opportunity. The New England colonies had aspirations for a distinct society, where they could show their homeland, how a country should be run....   [tags: American America History]

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America's Racial Freedom

- America's Racial Freedom THE ANTI-SLAVERY FAIR & THE LIBERTY BELL: The Beginnings of America’s Racial Freedom 1848 was not a year commonly associated with monumental advancements or changes in the anti-slavery cause in the United States of America. Most individuals today see slavery and the abolitionist movement as an issue that had its beginnings and endings in the 1860s. That particular decade was a complete turning point in the history of our country; however, the long hard road that finally led to the emancipation of slaves tends to be overlooked....   [tags: Free Essays Online]

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Personal Narrative Being a Boy in America

- Personal Narrative Being a Boy in America Being a male in America, the center of Western culture, is not by any means easy. We're plagued by stereotypes and we fight among ourselves. We grow up programmed to act a certain way, talk a certain way, and to do certain things. Unfortunately, this mental conditioning is not productive, nor is it healthy. And one of the major contributors to this problem is our 'scientific' system of education. As C. S. Lewis stated in one of his books called The Abolition of Man, the motives of scientific education are questionable because it appears that "...the 'trousered ape' and the 'urban blockhead' may be precisely the kind of man they really wish to produc...   [tags: Free Essays]

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The Debate Over Multicultural Education in America

- The Debate Over Multicultural Education in America America has long been called "The Melting Pot" due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures, and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to America searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are who is benefiting from the education, and how to present the material in a way so as to offend the least amount of people....   [tags: social issues]

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America Needs a Larger Gas Tax

- America Needs a Larger Gas Tax Don’t you hate driving up to the gas station to fill up your car with gasoline only to see that the price has risen again. You stand there stunned for a moment. Just long enough for the rage to build up and compell you to go into a frenzy of screaming obsceneties. Yes, it is a scene that happens all across the country, but, I think I can offer some words of advice: Get used to it. You may hate the gas prices now but if I had my way I would raise it a whole dollar more than what it is now....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument]

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Canada Should Sell Water to America

- Since more than 70% of the Earth is covered with water, one would assume that there is enough water for everyone. However, this statement would be incorrect. Only 3% of that water is considered usable and 2% of the usable water is locked in the polar ice caps. This leaves 1% of that water for the use of humans. Canada possesses a substantial amount of this water, while other countries are less fortunate. One of these countries is the United States of America, the biggest users of water in the world....   [tags: Argumentative Essays]

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Infuence of Women in America: Sacagawea, Rosa Parks, and Amelia Earhart

- ... He goes into this contest with much pride, but has quite the surprise waiting for him. A five foot, one hundred ten pound girl stepped up to the mark with him (Sorg V Wild). Out of twenty-five targets Frank missed one, however Annie with her sharp aim ceased to miss any, winning the contest (“Life”). It was Frank’s first match to ever lose. He was astonished and soon found himself falling in love(Wills 37) . The courtship had begun once Frank offered Annie tickets to his next show (“Program”)....   [tags: native americans, buffalo center]

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The Professor's House and The Great Gatsby: Wealth in Post-War America

- Novelists such as Willa Cather and F. Scott Fitzgerald used themes of desire of wealth as a fundamental element to motivate their characters. In their novels, the theme is reflected by the rich Americans who primal desire is to obtain more and more wealth. These characters are so infatuated with and blinded by money that they no longer regard the more noble qualities of life. In each of their works, these authors present intricate, self-conscious characters that desire wealth in order to attain their dreams....   [tags: Willa Cather, scott fitzgerald, compare]

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America's Founding Fathers Did NOT Create a Christian Nation

- "In the province of the mind, what one believes to be true either is true or becomes true." - John Lilly For years members of certain extremist organizations have been attempting to convince people that America is, or at least should be, a Christian country and was founded by Christian men. It should go without saying that this is, at best, revisionist history or, at worst, deliberate despicable deception. However, it does not. The discussion is necessary and has become more necessary due to the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001....   [tags: Politics Political Religion Essays]

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The Importance of Foreign Relationships to the United States of America

- The Importance of Foreign Relationships to the United States of America With the world balancing on the edge of destruction, foreign relationships are extremely important to the United States of America. The United States is fully recognized as the most powerful nation on the planet earth, and with that power comes a definitive sense of responsibility. The U.S. needs to pay close attention to this responsibility if it hopes to keep its place on the throne as king of the nations. This is where the United States foreign policy comes into play....   [tags: Papers]

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The Village of Skokie v. National Socialist Party of America

- The Village of Skokie v. National Socialist Party of America The National Socialist Party, a Nazi group lead by Frank Collin, proposed a march, in full uniform, to be held on May 1, 1977 through the Village of Skokie near Chicago, Illinois. Skokie was the home of thousands of Jewish Holocaust survivors. Shocked by the announcement, the survivors rose in protest against the march (Downs book cover flap). The controversial march that was planned to take place right in the middle of town would clearly have caused problems....   [tags: Legal Law]

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America Needs to Invest the Social Security Trust Fund

- America Needs to Invest the Social Security Trust Fund Our nation ensures social welfare through Social Security. However, the United States cannot ensure the welfare of its own welfare system. To save Social Security, Americans in general do not favor an increase in the payroll tax, a cut in benefits or an increase in the retirement age. Furthermore, Americans are relying upon Social Security as their sole source of income at increasingly alarming rates. Social Security is intended to supplement retiree income, not account for 100% of it....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Argument Essays]

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The Healthcare Industry of America; An investigative look at HMO's

- The Healthcare Industry of America: An investigative look at HMO's It's no secret that Health Maintenance Organizations, known as HMO's, have made healthcare affordable for many Americans, but at what risks. Most employers offer some type of health care plan that is an HMO. Let's face it, given the choice among insurance coverage through your employer, in which he pays half the costs, or acquiring private insurance coverage outside your employer, most Americans choose to go with employer-provided HMO's....   [tags: Health Healthcare Essays]

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Comparing Two Views of Gay Marriage in America

- Marriage, by definition, is the institution whereby men and women are joined in a special kind of social and legal dependence for the purpose of founding and maintaining a family. In today’s society however, things are changing. People of all genders are forming bonds with one another, and homosexuals are vying for the right to have their love established as marriage as well. Should men and men, and women and women, be allowed the right of marriage just like heterosexual couples in America....   [tags: Compare Contrast Comparison Essays]

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Liberal versus Marxist Feminism and Women in Corporate America

- Liberal versus Marxist Feminism and Women in Corporate America Liberal feminists believe that oppression and inequality must be justified. In other words, any inequality between genders must be explained and justified, in order for it to be accepted by the liberal feminists. According to our textbook, the liberal feminism originated from the social contract theories. Such theories state that all forms of social domination or authority must be justified, according to the textbook. Liberal feminists hold a view that every member of the society should be equal....   [tags: Papers]

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Revolutionary War: The Battles of Lexington and Concord

- Revolutionary War: The Battles of Lexington and Concord The battles of Lexington and Concord were neccessary battles to the American Revolutionary War because they started the very thing that made our country free. Many people have always wondered how the historic American Revolutionary War got started. Sure, they have heard the stories of Paul Revere and the Midnight Ride: There was even a poem written about his ride, but Paul Revere didn’t start the war. It was a much bigger deal than just that....   [tags: American America History]

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Southern Reconstruction in America

- From Old to New An Old South was slowly disappearing as a New South was gaining life by 1865. This is evident in many situations but four southern people, all from different backgrounds, show this process. Cornelia McDonald, Louis Hughes, Samuel Agnew and John Robertson all were affected by this terrible event and their lives altered to accommodate to the direction the south was headed. Although there was change, many citizens hung onto their old way of reasoning not wanting to let go of what they were familiar with before and during the war....   [tags: American History]

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The Underage Drinking Crisis in America

- ... Next, State law, also prohibits any internal possession of alcohol by minors, with absolutely no exceptions. Third, the purchase of alcohol by minors is prohibited, with the exception of undercover law enforcement purposes. The next two laws are perhaps part of the problem of underage drinking. These two laws allow for the furnishing of minors with alcohol. Fourth, Missouri law says that furnishing minors with alcohol is prohibited, with the exception of a parent or guardian. Finally, the law of Missouri prohibits social hosting parties, which gives minors access to alcohol, again with the exception of family (APIS)....   [tags: alcohol, minors, hippocampus]

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America Needs the Death Penalty

- In the United States 1,099 convicted murderers have been executed since 1976. Another 3,263 are on death row; a shocking 65% of those on death row had a prior felony conviction at the time of the murder. Thirty seven states authorized the death penalty (The Death Penalty in the US). Lethal injection, firing squad, and the electric chair are the preferred methods. The death penalty has been such a controversial topic since it was reinstituted in 1976 (Lethal Injections: Cruel and Unusual Punishment?)....   [tags: Convicted Murderers, Felons]

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