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Twenty Years at Hull-House

- Twenty Years at Hull-House Two Works Cited Victoria Bissell Brown's introduction to Twenty Years at Hull-House explains the life of Jane Addams and her commitment to insight social change to problems that existed during the turn of the 20th century. As a reaction to the hardships of a changing industrial society, Addams decided to establish a settlement house in the West side of Chicago to help individuals who had suffered from the cruelties of industrialization. Rejecting the philosophies that stemmed from the Gilded Age, such as social Darwinism and the belief that human affairs were determined by natural law, Addams was a progressive who wanted government to be more responsive...   [tags: Twenty Years at Hull-House]

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Jane Addams and Hull House

- Jane Addams and Hull House      Born in Cederville, Illinois, on September 6, 1860, Jane Addams founded the world famous social settlement of Hull House. From Hull House, where she lived and worked from it’s start in 1889 to her death in 1935, Jane Addams built her reputation as the country’s most prominent women through her writings, settlement work and international efforts for world peace. In 1931, she became the first women to win the Nobel Peace Prize.      Addams, whose father was an Illinois state senator and friend of Abraham Lincoln, graduated in 1881 from Rockford College (then called Rockford Women’s Seminary)....   [tags: Jane Addams, Hull House]

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Jane Addams and the Successful Hull House

- ... Lectures and classes on a wide range of subjects including English, citizenship and art were offered for free by social reformers, students and university teachers like Susan B. Anthony and Frank Lloyd Wright (“Hull House” 1).Soon after, Addams and Starr were joined by Julia Lathrop, a college friend and lawyer, and Florence Kelley, a member of the Socialist Labor Party. It was because of Kelley that the Hull-House became a center for social reform. She, along with Alzina Stevens and Mary Kenney, spear headed the research of the sweating trade in Chicago which lead to the passing of the Illinois Factory Act of 1893....   [tags: immigrants, school, suffrage]

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Jane Addams and the Hull House Founding

- Jane Addams was a pioneer settlement worker, public philosopher, sociologist, author, leader and most important the founder of Hull House in Chicago. She had many humble goals in her life and all were successful. Addams wanted to help immigrants learn English and develop their social skill to become part of American society by educating them in the Hull Houses. She also wanted to minimize the gap between rich and poor. Addams also had a passion for children and she wanted to make sure that there was a place for young ones to be active in activates that were fun and took their mind and person away from the hardships that surrounded them....   [tags: Immigrants, Teaching]

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Hull House: Turned Immigrants into Americans

- The United States is a nation of immigrants but also a nation of Americans, when exactly does it happen that an immigrant becomes an American. Most of the people in the United States came from Europe or their ancestors came from Europe. Many immigrants were poor, day laborers who chose to live in the city. They came to America in hope of a better economic life. Many lived in sections of the city that suffered from severe poverty. They often lived in run down tenement houses that were unsafe. All the while, they clung to the cultures of the “old world” they just left....   [tags: Jane Addams]

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Twenty Years of Democracy and Challenges

- The 1994 elections implemented democracy into South Africa’s government. This allowed for many parties including the African National Congress (ANC), the Pan-Africanist Congress (PAC), the South African Communist Party (SACP), and other parties to run for office (Southall 1994). With these elections, the ANC was able to convert “itself from a movement of liberation into the predominant party of power” (Southall 1994: 643). Over the past twenty years of democracy the ANC has retained this position of power and currently holds the highest percentage out of all the parties in South Africa’s parliament....   [tags: South African government]

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AT&T: Twenty Years Of Change

- Case Report: AT&T: Twenty Years of Change AT&T Case depicts the history of 130 years old giant company, which served its customers in telecommunications area. From its foundation by Graham Bell in 1875 to the restructuring decision in 2000, the company had many key events to be studied in terms of several strategic management point of views. This paper mainly focuses on external environment issues and corporate-level strategies. Analysis with respect to Corporate-Level Strategy After the foundation of the Bell Telephone Company in 1875, the company diversified its business via the acquisition of Western Electric Company....   [tags: Case Study, Communication, Industry, solution]

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Joseph D. Nixon And The Truman For The Twenty Years Of Treason

- On February 1954 supported by the Republican National Committee show to respect for President Abraham Lincoln’s birthday, Senator Joseph R. McCarthy reached new heights in the Democratic rankings of FDR and Harry S Truman for the twenty years of treason. President Nixon shared the same views that McCarthy had which was that all Democrats were not loyal. Nixon went on and condemned the Dwight D. Eisenhower administration, especially his vice president ADLAI E. STEVENSON. STEVENSON was accused of covering up “the Truman administration’s shameful record of “clearing and hiring 6,000 security risks” (45)....   [tags: Joseph McCarthy, McCarthyism, Richard Nixon]

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Settlement Houses: Providing Social and Educational Services to the Immigrants

- ... The next day the kitchen would be used for a cooking class, then the Workingmen's Discussion Club would meet and discus labor unions and child labor. Every day, these educated women would teach something different, such as important information that could be used for self-improvement. If a young woman decided to go into Hull House and live there, she would have to save some money to pay for her own expenses. In addition, Addams would've assigned this woman a job that was in her best interest without paying her....   [tags: progressive era, hull house experiment]

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I Didn 't Know After Twenty Five Years Of Marriage

- ... The next day I walked into my school, went straight passed my friends, hung my backpack, and sat in my desk and put my head down. My fifth grade math teacher asked if I was alright and I just said didn’t get enough sleep last night. This continued for about 2 weeks or so, I also wasn’t turning in any of my homework. One day after class she asked if I needed someone to talk to but I couldn’t talk because tears just ran down my face. I was an “A” student and in 5 weeks my grade dropped to a “D”....   [tags: Mother, High school, Family, Mother insult]

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The Character of No-one in Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea

- The Character of No-one in Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea        Alan Quatermain, sitting hunched over and delirious from opium withdrawal, has been taken aboard a huge submersible vessel.  The aging adventurer says, "P-please.  I feel so sick.  Need my medicine."  A cold voice answers him, "You are aboard my ship, sir, and my remedies are bitter."  Quatermain turns, with his eyes rolled back, teeth clenched, and streams of sweat rolling off of his face, and he says, "Who said that....   [tags: Twenty-Thousand Leagues Under the Sea Essays]

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How Communication Has Changed in the Last Twenty Years

- Phones have changed over the past twenty years and have had a positive and negative effect on people. Man kind as find many ways to communicate and stay connected with each other and the most common way is by a cellphone. Phones Cellphones have become one apart of our daily lives and some people just cannot live without them. In fact people use them more like computes than an actual phone itself. Most people let their phones control their lives and if their not carful it could have some serious consequences....   [tags: phone, technology, computers]

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Planning for South Africa Twenty Years Into Its Freedom

- Planning for South Africa Twenty years into its freedom, South Africa has accomplished much to be proud of. The nation has come far since it took its first steps into democracy back in 1994.When both blacks and whites participated in the very first democratic elections, it signalled more than just triumph over generations of segregation but it was also the first time that the citizens could elect a government to serve all South Africans. Now in 2014 the country faces a new array of challenges and still, it seems, that the promise of service stands still as part a planning commission of South Africa President Jacob Zuma stated at this year’s State of the Nation Address that “South Africa cou...   [tags: history, government politics]

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I Have A Teacher For Twenty Years

- I have been a teacher for fifteen years, worked in two different school districts, and I have attended many professional development classes. I have had both positive and negative experiences from professional development. My first job was in an inner city school where every teacher had to have 45 hours of professional development each year. From the article "Why Professional Development Matters", the article states that most professional development typically takes place in the educator 's school district and on the educator 's own time....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Profession, School]

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Linda Scott's Reading the Popular Image and Kathryn Kish Sklar's Hull House in the 1890’s

- Linda M. Scott’s chapter from her book ¬Fresh Lipstick: Redressing Fashion and Feminism, Reading the Popular Image as well as Kathryn Kish Sklar’s article Hull House in the 1890’s: A community of Women Reformers cover the main theme of the New Woman as Club Woman and Social Reformer. Found in both articles is the way in which the New Women emerged in society. Scott’s chapter examines how the publicity and social construction of the Gibson Girl played an influential role on the daily lives of the women who viewed her, while Sklar’s article explores how Hull House played as a tool to socially and economically integrate women into society....   [tags: literary analysis, Linda M. Scott]

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My Experience At The Shield Institute For Twenty Four Years As A Special Education Teacher

- ... The expectations and requirements from the state in terms of documenting my lesson plans and reports has become more detailed, which can be stressful. Actually, teaching my students has become second nature. Classroom management just happens at this point. Engaging my students in teaching has also become much easier than it was in the beginning” This answer shows an incredible level of honesty, integrity, and self-assurance. Even as an experienced teacher, she is willing to admit to herself and to others that she still realizes that parts of teaching are difficult....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Student]

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The Effects of Television upon American Morality during the Past Twenty Years

- The Effects of Television Upon American Morality During the Past Twenty Years The invention of the television, made by the collective work of inventors and engineers, has made a big impact on the lives of millions. However, this impact has not always been positive. Television’s potential to connect, educate, and inform is often over-shadowed by the lack of individual responsibility in using this modern day miracle, therefore causing its impact on society to appear negative (Hick, 1)....   [tags: affecting healthy cognitive development]

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Evolution America 's Culture Over The Course Of A Hundred And Twenty Years

- The evolution America’s culture over the course of a hundred and twenty years has affected the younger generations in different ways. The Millennial generation is the individuals born after 1980 and the most fussed about of all generations. They possess different belief system and are definitely criticized for it. The younger generations have become independent thinkers. They are self-confident and satisfied with their own strengths and abilities. These independent thinker have stopped relying on traditional beliefs....   [tags: Strauss and Howe, Generation Y]

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A Parent At The Age Of Twenty

- I have interviewed my sister in law who became a parent at the age of twenty. She got married when she was seventeen and is married to her husband for about five years now. Right now they have two children 16 months apart and both deliveries happen to be a C-section. She faced many challenges and complications being a young mom and some of challenges she talked about in the interview. Question #1: What were the challenges faced as you became mom at the young age. "I think it is always hard to have first baby despite your age, because you are not ready physically and emotionally....   [tags: Family, Mother, Parent, Childbirth]

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The Twenty-first Century Woman

- For a long time women were seen as being either a mother, a wife, or both. A woman who decided she wanted a role outside the home was looked upon as “consciously [choosing] a life” which was unacceptable to most people (Harris, McNamara 173). The wife or mother was bound to the house. Her main jobs were to make sure the house was cleaned, the children were fed, and her husband was happy (Brady 361). She never contemplated on doing anything more. She had no place in the outside world. It was not that the female was dumb, but that she was not up to date when it came to the outside world....   [tags: women and society ]

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Twenty-Five Days In Australia

- Last December, on Christmas Day, I went on a once in a life time camping trip to Australia with my explorer unit. We were going for three weeks and four days. There were around eleven people from Bexleyheath and about twenty-four people from Yorkshire going. There were four girls from Bexley and only one girl from York whereas the rest of the people from England were male, including the leaders. There were over eight-hundred explorers from all over the world going to the Australian Venture, including people from Australia, Indonesia, Tasmania, New Zealand, Japan, Papa New Guinea, and England....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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The Home And The House

- I grew up very poor in a family of seven, four girls and one boy along with my parents. I remember my first home being a two bedroom apartment both rooms being very small where I and my sister along with my brother had to sleep, my parents had their own room. Bachelard discusses, the Home and the house, but I never had that much space, it was at a premium and I think the impact of that is in much of what Bachelard writes about houses. I understand what he’s saying but as it relates to how we view our childhood homes....   [tags: Apartment, House, Bedroom, Room]

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Summary of Twelve Years a Slave

- Summary of Twelve Years a Slave Solomon Northup was born a freeman. On Christmas day, 1829, Northup married Anne Hampton. He was about twenty one years old and decided to enter upon a life of industry so that he could help support him and his wife. He first was employed with others repairing the Champlain Canal. By the time the Canal was finished Northup purchased a pair of horses and other things necessarily required in the business of navigation. He hired several men to help him and he began to transport large rafts of timber from Lake Champlain to Troy....   [tags: American Literature Twelve Years Slave Essays]

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Correlations between One Hundred Years of Solitude and the Bible

- . It is with great ease to be able to read Gabriel Garcia Marquezʼ novel One Hundred Years of Solitude and relate it to the Bible. Many scenarios in the novel correspond to the stories we learn in religion class. In fact, many critics believe the Bibleʼs plot provides a foundation for the novel. Lois Parkinson Zamora has said “Like Revelation, One Hundred Years of Solitude sums up the Bible” (Bloom 51). Through Remedios the Beauty, the foolish description of Fernanda del Carpio, modernization resulting in solitude and disbelief, and the Garden of Eden Gabriel Garcia Marquez creates a correlation between the Bible and One Hundred Years of Solitude....   [tags: One Hundred Years of Solitude]

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An Analysis of Milton's On His Having Arrived At the Age of Twenty-Three

- An Analysis of Milton's On His Having Arrived At the Age of Twenty-Three John Milton is one of the most famous poets of the English language. Even though his works are not many, he is considered the greatest writer in English literature. In John Milton' s works we can see the problems of the English society and his own too. Such a poem is " On His Having Arrived At the Age of Twenty-Three" because it shows the concerns that Milton had about his career when he was young and still hadn't chosen his own way in life....   [tags: On His Having Arrived At the Age of Twenty-Three]

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Living in a Boarding House during Your College Years

- “Living in boarding house is not only make me easy to get knowledge in campus, but also teach me life lessons that I can not get in my Home,” said Rosy who has been living in boarding house for 4 years. Some students who want to continue their study at university that far away from their house, uasually choose to live in boarding house. However, their parents still worry to leave their children in boarding house. They are worried because they can not control their children, so their children can get wrong friendship....   [tags: higher education room and board options]

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The Doomed Buendia Family in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude

- People do not pride themselves on being like their mother or father. But ancestors traits pass down through families, tying them together. The Buendia family, from Gabriel Garcia Marquez's “One Hundred Years of Solitude”, is a perfect example of the mystical doom that follows through generations. Nobel Prize Winner, Marquez weaves a tale about life in Macadona and the strange and twisted Buendia family line. The story addresses mysterious dark magic, death, and horrifying tales of incest, debauchery, and love....   [tags: One Hundred Years of Solitude]

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The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton

- Nature verses nurture is an ongoing debate between people for centuries now. Some believe that a person is born with certain traits and characteristics that will remain true for the rest of their life. Others believe that every person is born into the world with a blank slate that can be mold into an image of whichever the parent desired it to be. In the case of Lily Bart, the protagonist in The House of Mirth by Edith Wharton, the characterization which was placed upon her by Wharton made her eventual descent in society inevitable....   [tags: destiny, mirth's house, edith wharton]

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Analysis Of ' A Doll House '

- ... A supplementary illustration of dramatic irony is when Torvald declares that he would sacrifice his pride and prosperity if some peril threatened Nora. Torvald constitutes a whimsical promise rationalizing that “Whatever comes, you’ll see, you’ll see; when it really counts, I have strength and courage enough as a man to take on the whole weight myself” (Ibsen 1274). However, when the truth is finally revealed in Act III and Torvald’s response is nothing like his promise “The thing has to be hushed up at any cost....   [tags: Irony, Marriage, Husband, A Doll's House]

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The House Of Lords Reform

- ... While the 50 appointed peers would have an area of expertise to bring into the House. On the other hand we would lose more experienced and acknowledged experts in various fields’ peers. If the peers were to be fully appointed it would be more economical than having elections as it is not known how often the elections will take place, and removing the 92 hereditary peers would be a bad idea since they know and understand a lot about laws and have been checking laws since a long time and the new peers would not have any experience regarding laws....   [tags: House of Lords, Parliament of the United Kingdom]

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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]

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Legends and Superstitions: The House on Peregrine Lane

- The house on Peregrine Lane was legend. It had been the focal point of countess legends and superstitions. Its stone turret dominated the end of the street, slicing the house in two identical pieces. The entire house was made of stone and covered in unusual purple ivy. To most of the town it a place to stay well away from, but for the Widow Fowler and her two tenants it was home. Alex and Mark ghosted around the side of the house. Mark walked pointedly towards an oblong rock that would have been non-descript to anyone else....   [tags: slicing the house, identical pieces]

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The Fall Of The House Of Usher

- On The Metaphors of a Decadent Society in “The Fall of the House of Usher” A sense of decadence can be easily found in the the story of “The Fall of the House of Usher” by Edgar Allen Poe, which appears especially strong on the main character Roderick Usher, who buries his own sister alive and collapses to destruction along with his family house. If we analyze the story closely, we might find that Roderick and his connections with other elements, for example, the house and his sister Madeline, can be interpreted as a metaphor of the process of demolition of a decadent society....   [tags: Edgar Allan Poe, The Fall of the House of Usher]

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Hull University Union : An Essay

- Your union — An essay about Hull University student union  Introduction Hull University Union(HUU), run by students for students, is one of the most active students’ unions in the country, with over 150 active societies. It 's the hub for social activities and support at Hull and Scarborough. Hull University Union is one of the leading students ' unions in the country. They judge our success by our achievement of a Gold award in the Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative (SUEI) and our scores for ‘Good Student Union’ in The Times Higher Education (THE) Student Experience Survey 2011 and the International Student Barometer (ISB) 2010 where we came 6th out of 44....   [tags: Student, International student, University]

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An Analysis Of ' A Doll 's House '

- ... The narrator says, “the children and Nora play the game both in the living room and in the room next to it” (Ibsen 347). Supporters might also say Nora is right for leaving her children because they would suffer from her crime. Even if her crime did affect her children it would not be as severe as the effect of losing their mom. According to Siddall, numerous people suppose a father’s responsibility to his children is not as demanding as a mother’s responsibility (42). Saying that means Nora has a greater role in the children’s lives and depriving them of her will have an enormous impact....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Marriage, Norway]

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Solomon Northup's Twelve Years A Slave

- After reading Solomon Northup's Twelve Years A Slave, I was overwhelmed with his experience. He was born a free man in New York in 1808. In 1841 he was tricked, captured, and sold into slavery in Washington, D.C. Throughout his book, Solomon goes into details describing his life as a slave, which validates our critique of slavery. As abolitionists, it is our duty to do something about slavery. Although, as abolitionists, we have a history of disagreements among us, it time to put a stop to our arguments and start fighting for something we all believe in - to abolish slavery....   [tags: Essays on Twelve Years A Slave]

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A Doll 's House And Trifles

- The plays, A Doll House and Trifles, brilliantly depict the male dominated relationships that were prominent in each playwright’s society. The play, A Doll House, by Henrik Ibsen, shows how women are seen as nothing more than a pretty face. On the other hand, Trifles, by Susan Glaspell, presents the idea that women are loyal to their husbands so they will do as their husbands wish. The concept of women being viewed as harmless creatures by men because they see them as unintelligent is prominent in both works and serves as the focus of each playwright’s critique of the attitudes toward marriage in their own respective societies....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Problem solving]

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Summary Of ' Twenty Four Hours '

- Twenty-four hours is an absurd amount of time. It is short and unwarranted. It slides through your life like water through a sieve. It refuses to conform or compromise. You cannot catch it with a net because it has no shape. ~~~~~~~ My grand-daddy used to catch butterflies with a net. He bounded through exotic jungles with my mom and waved his wooden-handled net as if he were speaking semaphore to the wind. I do not know if his net was actually wooden-handled: I have never seen it. I have only seen his collections of colorful butterflies, caught many years ago in Malaysia, or Liberia, or Kenya....   [tags: Insect, Lepidoptera, Scarabaeidae, Butterfly]

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A Classroom Of Twenty Plus Students

- “Students are motivated when they believe they are able to succeed at a given task and when they understand and value the outcome of the task” - Paula Wise Educators have one of the most challenging professions in the world. They are called upon to teach and engage students on a daily basis to not just learn but to understand several different concepts. In a classroom of twenty plus students, there might be a small handful of students that are actually motivated to learning. The bulk of the students show signs of motivation throughout the day, and then another small group proves to be a struggle to even motivate them to write their name and student number on the top of their paper....   [tags: Motivation, Educational psychology, Reading]

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Sixteen Will Get You Twenty

- What is the meaning of the word relationship. Relationship is simply defined as a bond or a connection people have between each other, whether it is emotional or professional. They come in many different forms such as teacher-student relationships, best friends, lovers, etc. Although, all relationships have not been accepted into society by everyone. There are certain relationships that are considered morally wrong by citizens and the government. For example, gay marriages and sexual relationships between an adult and a minor are forbidden by law in certain places....   [tags: Sexual Crimes]

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Racism in the Twenty-First Century

- Rim Mekonnen Racism in the Twenty-First Century 1. Throughout the history of the United States, whites dominated society by making laws that limited the power of minorities such as Hispanics, African Americans, and Asian Americans. For hundreds of years, whites controlled minorities using laws and mind games to make sure these minorities never rose to threaten their control. In the 1950s and 60s, Congress passed laws to protect the civil rights of minorities such as the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibited discrimination based on “race, color, or religion” in the work force....   [tags: Types, Affirmative Action]

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Terrorism in the Twenty-First Century

- Introduction Terrorism or terrorist acts is something that the American people have had to live with since 9/11. We always knew acts like this could happen, but most of us never thought it could happen to us here in the United States on such a massive scale. We now understand it can and might happen again, so we have to be aware of our surroundings and look for ways to decrease these types of acts against our country. Common tactics/weapons and threats used by terrorists/terror groups in the Middle East Terrorists/terror groups in the Middle East tend to use tactics and weapons to create mass panic, and fear....   [tags: nuclear weapons, WMD, United States, targets]

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Flaws Portrayed Within the Helmer Marriage in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House

- Marriage is a union between two people who communicate and love each other. A love so pure and unconditional that only in death can they part. In a Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, Nora and Torvald appear to portray the perfect marriage. However, throughout the play flaws within the Helmer marriage are exposed: a lack of communication, love and selflessness. A relationship based on lies and play-acting; A marriage condemned by the weight of public opinion. Nora and Torvald lack one of the key elements needed to make a marriage work....   [tags: a doll's house]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- In most relationships you see today, men and women play equal parts. Both men and women work, both help out with the children, and both take the time to rationalize current affairs. Needless to say, there are those relationships where the men are the breadwinners and the women are the trophies. The play A Doll 's House, by Henrik Ibsen, is centered on the war among social lie, marital status, and responsibility. This play is regarding a woman’s need for independence and her obligations to her loved ones and society....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- ... Throughout the play Torvald treats Nora as a pet, referring to her as an animal and even claiming that she is “expensive to keep” (1.84). Even though Nora plays along with this, she recognizes her place in Torvald’s heart and even explains to Mrs. Linde that her reason for keeping the secret from Torvald was because “someday; years from now, when [she] can’t count on [her] looks anymore… [She will] have something to fall back on” (1.367-371). The true nature of Nora and Torvald’s marriage is because of Torvald’s need to boost his image....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, The Honourable]

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The Magic of One Hundred Years of Solitude

- The Magic of One Hundred Years of Solitude   The mystical town of Mocondo brings new hope, fantasy and a never ending ride for the people who live there.  Jose Arcadio Buendia, the main character in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude (1967), yearns for a life of magic and new discovery, so in his seeking he uncovers the town of Mocondo.  "...A village of twenty adobe houses, built on the bank of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, which were white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs" (1).  He watches the rise and fall of his town over the period of almost one hundred years before he passes on.  The town sees everything from gypsies and their...   [tags: One Hundred Years of Solitude Essays]

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Summary of Slaughter House Five

- Summary of Slaughter House Five Chapter One: The first chapter serves as an introduction in which Vonnegut directly addresses the reader, pointing out that the book is based on events that really occurred. He experienced first-hand the destruction of Dresden, during WWII, an event that he has never been able to put out of his mind. For twenty-three years, he has wanted to write about it. Vonnegut's attitude towards war becomes clear in this first chapter. He sees it as a totally futile occurrence, but he is resigned to the fact that war will always exist....   [tags: Novels Literature Slaughter House Five Essays]

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A Twenty Year Armistice

- Marshal Ferdinand Foch, the Allies’ Commander-in-Chief of World War I, once said upon the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, “This is not peace. It is an armistice for twenty years” (Churchill 7). Looking back on history, one realizes the validity of Foch’s statement. Approximately twenty years after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, another monstrous war overtook Europe. That war, World War II, appeared to have its origins in unresolved disputes from the first war. This raises the question of whether or not the treaty and the war have a strong connection, as Foch predicted they would....   [tags: The Treaty of Versailles, post WWI]

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Men’s Egos Exposed in A Doll's House and Antigone

- “I would not be a queen for all the world.” (Henry VIII) King Henry sums up in one short sentence the attitude that men have had towards women for ages. For centuries, men have been treating women like second-class citizens. They have always thought of themselves as superior. In the plays Antigone and A Doll’s House there are obvious examples of the conflicts between men and women. In the play Antigone, the character Antigone broke the law to do what she thought was right. Creon, her uncle and the king, was frustrated that she did not listen to him because women in that time period always did what they were told....   [tags: A Doll's House, Antigone]

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Visual Symbols in "A Doll's House" by Henrik Ibsen

- "A Doll's House", written in 1879, is one of the most famous works by playwright Henrik Ibsen, the founder of modern realistic prose drama. It tells the story of a nineteenth century bourgeoisie woman who breaks the chains of society that determine her role in life in order to find herself. The female protagonist Nora lives a perfectly comfortable and seemingly carefree life until her husband Torvald Helmer falls ill. She is forced to forge a signature on a contract that would enable her to borrow enough money from a lawyer named Nils Krogstad to travel to southern Italy to save his life....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, ]

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New Year's Changes in Henrik Isben's A Doll's House

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The House Behind the Cedars by Charles W. Chesnutt

- Neither white nor black people want to be poor, hungry, or unfair judgment put on them. However, being born with the blood of their parents, they have to live under different circumstances. Their lives are comfortable or struggled that depends on the kind of blood their parents give them. Especially, the mulattos who have mixed blood of white and black have more difficulties in life because of having multiple cultures. Indeed, the novel “the House Behind the Cedars” of Charles W. Chesnutt main message about race relation is that mulattos struggle dramatically in racial society of white, black, and mulatto their own kind people....   [tags: The House Behind the Cedars]

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Nora Helmer 's A Doll 's House

- ... Linde inquires as to whether Nora has enlightened Torvald regarding the advance she answers "Great Heavens, no. How might you be able to think so. A man who has such solid assessments about these things. What 's more, how difficult and mortifying it would be for Torvald, with his masculine freedom, to realize that he owed me anything. It would annoy our shared relations inside and out; our delightful cheerful home would never again be what it is currently" (432). This infers she will put forth an admirable attempt to keep her significant other healthy, however she additionally is not willing to let him know reality, for fear that it upset their ideal dollhouse....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen]

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The Role of Revolutionary Characters in One Hundred Years of Solitude and The House of Spirit

- The Role of Revolutionary Characters in One Hundred Years of Solitude (Gabriel Garcia Marques) and The House of Spirits. (Isabelle Allende) The history of Latin American is a turbulent one: various European cultures have imposed themselves upon the indigenous civilisations, often warping the identity. Portuguese for example, is the language of Brazil, due to the colonisation that took place. This resulted in perpetual upheaval combined with social disparity which can lead to a heightened revolutionary mentality, where the people are looking for change for the better....   [tags: Literature]

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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- When one reads Henrik Ibsen’s play A Doll House for the first time, at first glance they may focus on the themes of interpersonal relationships and a variety of deceitful acts. However, during the third act it becomes apparent the controversial impact that A Doll House is going to have around the world for years to come. When Nora slams the door on her marriage and therefore her children, there was outrage around the world. According to A Doll’s House by David M. Galens and Lynn M. Spampinato, the critics could not believe that a woman would “voluntarily choose to sacrifice her children in order to seek her own identity.” In fact, Galens and Spampinato point out that Ibsen had to write an a...   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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Solitude and Isolation in One Hundred Years of Solitude

- Solitude and Isolation in One Hundred Years of Solitude             "…Races condemned to 100 years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth."  These powerful last words of the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude ring true.  The book demonstrates through many examples that human beings cannot exist in isolation.  People must be interdependent in order for the race to survive.             Solitude.  Examples are found of this idea throughout the one-hundred-year life of Macondo and the Buendia family.  It is both an emotional and physical solitude.  It is shown geographically, romantically, and individually....   [tags: One Hundred Years of Solitude]

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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- Everlasting First Impression: Misleading First Impressions of Characters in Henrik Ibsen's A Doll House A character’s introduction reveals the personality, attitude, and physical features of that individual. This first impression sets the emotional reaction to that character when ever he or she appears in the story. The certain mannerisms the author makes a character use, and the way others treat and react to the new character, demonstrate the personality of the introduced individual to the audience....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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Characterization, Symbolism, and Repetition in Hundred Years of Solitude

- Characterization, Symbolism, and Repetition in One Hundred Years of Solitude   The names of characters often suggest something about their personalities, either straightforwardly or ironically. Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude, Prudencio Aguilar is neither "prudent" nor "eagle-like" (aguila means "eagle" in Spanish).  Repetition of names and behaviors is another technique of characterization. Certain character types, e.g., the contemplative, stubborn man, or the impetuous, forceful man, the patient and nurturing woman, and so on, are represented by more than one individual in the several generations of the Buendia family....   [tags: One Hundred Years Solitude]

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Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House

- Societal appearance and acceptance is an utmost characteristic an average individual tends to underestimate. It may seem as if individual morals go against the social appearance, but in value, individuals perceive a need for an appearance to convey a sense of belonging. Within two diverse yet similarly realist drama's, A Doll’s House and Death of a Salesman societal appearance’s stands above all else. Henrick Ibsen's A Doll's House embarks on the gender fitting and domesticity of the Victorian Era at its worse as Nora Helmer's unrealistic marriage falls within her grasps, leading to rebellion....   [tags: A Doll’s House Essays]

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Historical Themes of Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude

- Historical Themes of Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude     Garcia Marquez has said that "One Hundred Years of Solitude is not a history of Latin America, it is a metaphor for Latin America" (Dreifus 1983:1974). The historical themes include conquest and colonization, settlement and scientific discovery, civil wars, foreign economic intervention, technological change, and finally the decay and disappearance of a long-established way of life. The original Spanish conquest is alluded to when, in the first chapter, Jose Arcadio Buendia finds an old suit of armor and the remains of a galleon, mysteriously stranded several kilometers from the sea....   [tags: One Hundred Years Solitude Essays Marquez]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- ... The marital relationship portrayed in the play allows the audience to view that the values created by society limits a person from developing self-awareness and an individual’s personality. Director Lee Breuer has done a marvelous job while choosing his cast for the play in order to truly reveal the characteristics adopted by the characters of the playwright. Nora was the protagonist of the play, who had qualities of a child and was a doll for the men in the playwright. For example as Nora states in the play, “…I’ve been wronged greatly, Torvald-first by Papa, and then by you….He used to call me his doll-child, and he played with me the way I played with my dolls…” (Ibsen 903)....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Theatre, Norway]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- ... Her contemporaries will looks down on her, but she did say that she couldn’t be concern over that. In particular, Nora once confesses to Mrs. Linde that she enjoys “working … earning money … like being a man” (Ibsen 898). Deep down, Nora wants to be free, so her departure isn’t a reckless, selfish decision put there to punish her regretful husband for his mistake like Scott claims. One of the backlash against Nora is that by leaving, she breaks her “most sacred vows” to her husband (Ibsen 938)....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway, Marriage]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House has stood the test of time as a piece of feminist literature. This is not only because of the controversial subject matter of a Norwegian woman leaving her family in the 1870s, but also because, Nora the seemingly mild mannered mother and housewife actually has a strong sense of self, and pride when it comes to being able to help her family. However, as time passed Nora has been picked apart by critics and scholars when it comes to every facet of her character. This includes how Nora acts as a wife, a mother, and it even includes what she has eaten during the play....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Working class]

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A Doll 's House By Henrik Ibsen

- In the play A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen, deception in the characters’ thoughts, behaviors and actions support the idea of the unreliability of appearances. An incredible amount of value is placed upon appearances in the Helmer household by Torvald. Whether it is how Nora looks in public, Torvald’s dominance over Nora, or a happy union between him and his wife, Torvald does whatever he can to obscure the reality to himself, Nora and others. The title of the work A Doll’s House speaks to Torvald’s behavior towards Nora throughout the work....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Deception, Truth]

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The Cider House Rules By John Irving

- ... He runs an orphanage at St. Cloud’s where he “would deliver babies. He would deliver mothers, too” (Irving 70). The reader learns that he is not particularly fond of it, but has always been willing to give the women the option to choose for themselves. On the other hand, Homer is very much against performing the abortions himself. He tells Dr. Larch that he has no desire in learning how to perform one. Although Homer is different from Larch in that he will not perform the abortions, they do have the same opinion on the legality of it....   [tags: Abortion, Abortion law, The Cider House Rules]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll House

- ... He asks her, “Where’s your religion?”(Ibsen 849), to which she replies “Oh, Torvald, I’m really not sure what religion is” (Ibsen 849). Her faith in even the patriarchal figure of the creationist God has been shaken. Dr Rank, however, serves as a foil character to figures like Torvald. Her relationship with him places them as equals — he speaks to her not as a pretty thing as her husband does, but as a friend. It is to Nora alone that he confides his illness and soon death because “Helmer with his sensitivity has such a sharp distaste for anything ugly” (Ibsen 826)....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway, Gender role]

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- Wisdom of Parents in the Poem, Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year We have all grown up hearing our parent's advice "Do as I say, not as I do". When your parents give this advice you do not always listen at first, but later on in life you may catch yourself using it. I believe it is very important value, respect and listen to what your parent's say; their experience with life is their major tool in shaping their children into adults. Parents have lived life longer than their children that is a fact....   [tags: Photograph of My Father In His Twenty-Second Year]

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Comparing The Play ' The Glass Menagerie ' And ' A Doll 's House '

- ... Tom’s main flaws are related to the fact that even though he loves his mother and sister, he’s very cruel to them and doesn’t show much love toward them in the play. Laura Wingfield is probably the only one that really doesn’t have any flaws in her character. Laura’s problem is that she’s really shy and not confident in herself because she has a “disability”. "A Doll 's House", a play by Henrik Ibsen takes place in 1870’s-1880. According to a paper I read by Kelley Smith a college student at Washington State, she states in her research that “Daily life for women in the early 1800s were that of many obligations and few choices....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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Analysis Of Henrik Ibsen 's ' A Doll House '

- Henrik Ibsen 's “A Doll House” played a significant role in the late nineteenth-century when it explored different aspects of gender roles in society. With his stage play, Ibsen 's observation on society shows the audience, of what happens when one lie can turn into a multitude of lies, and how secrets can destroy a family. In the opening act of “A Doll House”, the main character Nora comes off as a sweet, naïve woman who hums and prances around in the kitchen like someone who doesn 't have a care in the world....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway]

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House Of Bush House Of Saud by Craig Unger

- Since September 11 2001, the world has changed dramatically in several ways. War, paranoia, and instability in the Middle East are all direct consequences of 9/11. Many people blame the Bush administration for a great deal of these changes for the worst. This book seeks to throw light on the nature of that administration and, above all, its relationship with Saudi Arabia, the largest oil exporter in the world, possessing an estimated 25% of all known oil reserves. House of Bush, House of Saud is a title that suggests a conspiracy, but this book does not belong to the conspiracy genre....   [tags: Unger Bush Saud House]

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Henrik Ibsen 's A Doll 's House

- Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, written in 1879, makes many bold statements about nineteenth century society. Ibsen uses his play to write about traditional marital roles, women’s independence, and crime. Each individual characters started out as one person and evolved into someone different by the end of the play, be it either good or bad. Torvald and Nora Helmer are the main characters in the play. Torvald is the domineering head of household while Nora is meek and submissive, or so she would have Torvald believe....   [tags: Henrik Ibsen, A Doll's House, Norway]

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William Shakespeare 's A Doll 's House

- Shakespeare one of the most well-known writers created the idea that shiny things aren 't necessarily precious things. Over time this idea was reworded into the common everyday quote “All that glitters is not gold”. With new wording Shakespeare’s once literal meaning of his idea, is now defined as the attractive external appearance of something is not a reliable indication of its true nature. Many years after Shakespeare’s time Mark Ibsen incorporated “all that glitters is not gold” in his play A Doll’s House....   [tags: A Doll's House, Henrik Ibsen, Norway]

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The House Of Lords

- The House of Lords has long been seen as a curiosity. As British democracy advanced, the second chamber was slow to adapt and remains alongside the Canadian Senate, one of only two unelected second chambers in the major democracies. Predominantly, due to its curious composition, the Lords in the twentieth century were generally apprehensive about using its formal powers. British politics scholars described it as having ‘a little public profile but no actual power’, while comparativists concluded that Britain had, ‘extremely feeble bicameralism [which]… shades into unicameralism’....   [tags: House of Lords, Parliament of the United Kingdom]

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One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

- One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez “The tone that I eventually used in One Hundred Years of Solitude was based on the way my grandmother used to tell stories. She told things that sounded supernatural and fantastic but she told them with complete naturalness…. What was most important was the expression she had on her face. She did not change her expression at all when telling her stories and everyone was surprised. In previous attempts to write, I tried to tell the story with out believing in it....   [tags: One Hundred Years of Solitude Essays]

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Solitude, Solidarity, and Sexuality in One Hundred Years of Solitude

- Solitude, Solidarity, and Sexuality in One Hundred Years of Solitude Soledad in Spanish means more than our word "solitude," although it means that too. It suggests loneliness, the sense of being apart from others. Although ultimately each human being is alone, because there are parts of our experience we cannot share, some people are more solitary than others. The really solitary figures in this novel are those who deliberately cut themselves off from other humans. They are contrasted with characters who combat their solitude, by making strenuous efforts to reach out to others....   [tags: One Hundred Years Solitude Essays]

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Chuck Hull: Inventor of the 3d Printer

- Chuck Hull and The 3d printer Early life and stereolithography: Chuck Hull Was born on May 12 1939. In 1983 Chuck invented stereolithography and subsequently And in 1989 founded 3D systems. Stereolithography was developed when there was no such thing as rapid prototyping/creating a concept model If you were lucky you could make a working prototype even though It took months and thousands of dollars. And while engineers were Using A computer to help them design and manufacture prototypes. There was no method for that software to communicate....   [tags: stereolithography, prototyping, images]

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England and France: The War of a Hundred Years

- In the time of knights and kings, known as the Middle Ages, one of the only ways to acquire power was through the social standing of one's family. Of course, if you were to have siblings there would be some contest over who acquires what in the event of the passing of a family member. This kind of argument is the base for which The Hundreds Years' War began, with the death of the French king Charles IV in 1328. Edward III, duke of Guyenne and the count of Ponithieu; provinces in France. After Charles IV's death Edward III claimed the throne of France, stating that because he had no sons and his mother was Charles IV's sister, he had succession rights....   [tags: english invasion,middle age,hundred years war]

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The Legal Drinking Age Of Twenty One

- ... For example, forbidding alcohol has made it a forbidden fruit, and instead of forbidding it parents should supervise teens with it making it just another things in life (Wilkinson, 2008). Alcohol has been made into such a forbidden thing that sparks all curiosity in teens to see what the big deal of it is. However, if alcohol was legalized at a younger age and there were no consequences for drinking it, alcohol would become no big deal. Not only would it be allowing adult rights, but it also too would benefit teens in that alcohol would not even be such a big thing in the first place....   [tags: Drinking culture]

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Raising the Age of Smoking to Twenty-One

- ... Then it seems all is forgotten. But, is it really forgotten or has a larger monster been created to roam the country. Will more black-market cigarettes appear in New York City, then State, and on to every other state that passes this legislation to raise the age to buy and use tobacco products. References Boonn, Ann. "TOP COMBINED STATE-LOCAL CIGARETTE TAX RATES." Tobaccofreekids. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, 15 Aug. 2013. Web. 15 Nov. 2013. Retrieved from: <http://www.tobaccofreekids.org/research/factsheets/pdf/0267.pdf>....   [tags: health, financial, war]

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