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Clarence Darrow;: a Non-Conforming, Passionate Man

- Clarence Seward Darrow was born on April 18, 1857 to Ammirus and Emily Darrow in Kinsman Ohio. He was one of eight children (Hannon 1-2). Darrow was named after William Henry Seward, an abolitionist (Kersten 13). According to Kersten, Darrow’s mother was “practical and efficient” and neither parent was affectionate; Darrow could not recall his mother ever kissing him or caressing him (9-10). His mother, Emily died when he was 15 years old (Farrell 27). Ammirus taught Darrow to question rules and authority and he imparted in him the value of human life, regardless of behavior or color of the person (Farrell 25)....   [tags: notorious court cases, McNamara brothers]

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Response to Clarence Darrow's Argument in the Henry Sweet Case

- Response to Clarence Darrow's Argument in the Henry Sweet Case In responding to Clarence Darrow's arguments in the Henry Sweet case and in the Leopold and Loeb case, there are some considerations that would have to be addressed in the same manner in both cases. The cases however, differ in many ways that would result in very different responses to the cases. An advocate opposing Darrow would face two factors described above. First, simply opposing Darrow creates some necessary response by the advocate, covered by those arguments that remain constant in the two cases....   [tags: Papers]

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Outcome of The Scopes Monkey Trial

- The Scopes Trial, formally known as The State of Tennessee vs. Scopes but given the nickname “The Monkey Trial”, has been credited as starting the popular legal dispute between evolution and creationism in the court, and its impact in the 20’s was immeasurable. The interpretation of the case is just as popular, if not more, than the actual result of the case. The worldwide attention and media coverage the case received produced many opinions. Scholar’s opinions range from describing the case as an irrelevancy and a good show to describing it as a “Watershed in American religious history” (Ronald L....   [tags: evolution, darwin, clarence darrow]

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The Scopes Monkey Trial

- Ever since science began to explain the previously unexplainable, it has caused conflicts with religion. The Scopes “Monkey” Trial of Dayton, Tennessee was one of the most talked about trials in history because it was one of the first and most publicized times that this conflict occurred. The trial showed the schism between the faithful fundamentalists and the newly formed group of evolutionists. Although the jury was reminded that they only had to decide if Scopes had broken the law, the verdict was seen as much more than that....   [tags: Clarence Darrow, teaching evolution]

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Clarence Thomas: One of the Justices

- ... “Perhaps some are confused because they have sterotypes of how blacks should be and I respectfully decline, as I did in my youth, to sacrifice who I am for who they think I should be,” exclaimed by Thomas after a discussion of his conservative view points. One of the top most controversial cases Thomas was an Associate Justice for was Miller v. Alabama, which occurred from March 20, 2012 to June 25, 2012. The Court held that mandatory sentences of life without the possibility of parole are unconstitutional for juvenile offenders....   [tags: supreme, court, judiciary, chief]

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Treyvon Martin and Clarence Thomas

- On February 26, 2012, an apparently innocent teenager was shot as he walked home through his neighborhood late at night. The Trayvon Martin killing and trial has recently been one of the primary topics covered by the media in America. The response to the news coverage of the case has been staggering. Students have organized hoodie marches and created Facebook groups to protest the unjustified murder of the young man. However, is the American public as well informed as it pretends to be. Americans have an unsettling susceptibility to manipulation from the media....   [tags: Political Spectacle, Politicization Of Issues]

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Justice Clarence Thomas

- Justice Clarence Thomas was born in June 1948 and grew up in Georgia. He graduated at Yale Law School and served as the Assistant Attorney General in Missouri, practicing law in the private sector. In 1981 he was appointed Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights at the U.S. Department of Education one year later, Justice Thomas was appointed Chairman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by President Ronald Reagan. By 1991 Justice Thomas was nominated by Bush to fill Thurgood Marshall’s seat on the United States Supreme Court....   [tags: Supreme Court, Biography]

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The Supreme Court Opinions of Clarence Thomas

- The Supreme Court has embraced its objective to assist the government in its framework and structuring through law as well as the interpretation of the law. However, plenty of their work has remained a mystery to the general public. Jeffrey Toobin enlightened the audience in The Nine: Inside the Secret World of the Supreme Court; however, most curious to me was the manner in which Jeffrey Toobin speculates that Justice Thomas, a Justice he has since criticized in The New Yorker as disgraceful, was selected because of his race, in effort to balance racial equality on the beach(31)....   [tags: racial equality, african american demographic]

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Students With Hearing Losses By Alice Ann Darrow

- With around 70,000 special education students with hearing losses in the US it is no wonder that teaching these students the art of music has become an important opportunity within their education (U.S. Department of Education). According to Darrow and Heller (1985) as well as Solomon (1980) the history of education for students with hearing loss extends over a hundred and fifty years. These students have every right to music education classes and music instructors need to understand their unique learning differences and similarities to those of the average typical (mainstreamed) student to ensure these students have a successful and comprehensive learning experience....   [tags: Education, Learning, Educational psychology]

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The Need for Clean and Unpolluted Water: Kitty Hach Darrow

- Water is one of the most important things in this universe. It is used in everyday life, and without it, there would be no life on this planet. But, to be able to use the water efficiently, it needs to be clean and unpolluted. One woman realized that all across America people needed something to purify their water with. So, she and her husband set out on a mission to create a chemical company for water analyzation. Her name was Katherine Hach Darrow. Kathrine (Kitty) Hach Darrow was born in 1922....   [tags: biography, water analyzing]

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The Scope's Monkey Trial: Trial of the 20th Century

- “This one fact you must understand if you are to grasp the importance of the trial: the ignorance and bigotry against which Darrow and his associates struggled was too real, too armored in widespread public opinion to make the conflict waged in that Dayton court room anything less than high drama. Never, even in its most humorous moments and, fortunately, such moments were many, never was there an element of farce. The convictions involved were too deep-rooted, too passionately held.” – Marcet Haldeman- Julius America in search of normalcy after World War I, caused an increase of fundamentalists in rural United States, looking for stability in faith....   [tags: Case Review ]

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Clamence from The Fall by Albert Camus

- Clamence from The Fall by Albert Camus The Fall, a 1957 novel written by Nobel Prize winner Albert Camus, is a story based on confession. The main character, Jean-Baptiste Clamence, portrays himself to be the epitome of good citizenship and acceptable behavior and now he has come to face the reality that his existence has been deeply seated in hypocrisy. Clamence also openly enjoys the wealth of cheap dreams that the prostitutes and bars his Amsterdam home has to offer. In a bar called Mexico City, Clamence begins to recall his life as a respected lawyer, supposedly immune to judgment....   [tags: Jean-Baptiste Clamence The Fall Confession Essays]

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The Choice Of Responsibility And Freedom

- Humans and many other organisms on Earth are able to decide whether to give or take life in as fast as a split second. With such an important decision to could affect the environment and society, one is to think each of us should be given the choice of responsibility and freedom to make this decision. We would like to think we are the architect of our own actions and are free to act and choose as we want. However, have we ever stopped and thought about the possibility that our daily actions are already determined by some higher being....   [tags: Free will, Determinism, Causality, Libertarianism]

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Clarence's Speech in William Shakespeare's Richard III

- Clarence's Speech in William Shakespeare's Richard III The speech I am going to be examining is from one of Shakespeare's plays, Richard III. It is the part of the play where George, Duke of Clarence is explaining a prophetic nightmare he had whilst being locked in the Tower of London. Richard III was a real king of England, but had been killed in battle, around 100 years prior to when Shakespeare wrote this play. At the time of writing, in 1594, the queen was Elizabeth I, a Tudor....   [tags: Papers]

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Clarence Thomas: His Life And The Hearings That Defined It

- Life and Background Clarence Thomas is just the second African American justice to serve on the Supreme Court. His confirmation margin of fifty-two to forty-eight is the smallest margin in history. Until the very recent confirmations of both Chief Justice Roberts and Justice Alito, for the past twenty-five plus years, Thomas had been the last conservative to be named to the current court. Thomas’ confirmation hearings have gone down in history as those containing the most drama. His hearings would produce such intense arguments over race and gender....   [tags: Biography]

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The Law and Social Change

- The legal system we abide by has generally served its purpose by providing order and justice in most situations that need legal obedience. However, on the premises of producing social change, the system has not proven to bring changes in society. Perhaps justification for this is explained by Clarence Darrow who argues that the law applies to and favors specific types of social classes. Robert Cover addresses how punishments from judges may counteract their purpose. Karla Fischer and her peers, along with Jackie Campbell’s “Walking the Beat Alone,” show how law has objectives to serve society, but do not supply social change and in fact hinder its progress....   [tags: Law/Sociology]

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William Shakespeare's Richard III, the Duchess of York

- We often say there is no love other than mothers love, but the character of the Duchess conflict that. In William Shakespeare's Richard III, the Duchess of York seemed vague with her responds, She seems very patient also with Richard III at the being of the play; nonetheless She never explore her hatred throughout the play. She is a widowed mother, of Clarence, King Edward IV and Richard III. The Duchess of York has very bad relationship with her son due to his bad things he do, for example killing anyone that gets on his way to become king....   [tags: clarence, richard, queen elizabeth]

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Rising of a New Game because of The Great Depression

- Through neo-Aristotelian criticism, we can see how the logos, ethos and pathos appeals to the game and why, even though not entirely loved in the beginning, was soon the thing to talk about and get involved into in the 1930’s. It can be clearly seen that there are a lot of pathos involved in the concept of the board game Monopoly. Rather, the emotions involved with the realism of the game could be harsh to some but given the history behind The Great Depression, the harshness of the game is what made it exciting and somewhat daring to ‘play-along’ with the make-believe world most people get swept up in....   [tags: charles darrow, monopoly, board game]

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Accuracy of the Film "Inherit the Wind"

- Inherit the Wind (1960) is a film directed by Stanley Kramer that is based on the play of the same name that debuted in 1955. The play was not intended to be an exact historical account of the famous 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial in Tennessee, and so the movie also contains various differences from what actually happened. The film allows the viewer to understand the basic concepts and outcomes of the trial, but there are many inaccurate details which make the trial of Inherit the Wind significantly different from reality....   [tags: Movie Review, Film Review]

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Capital Punishment Should Not Be Abolished

- In the United States today, there are 3,002 inmates awaiting their ultimate “payment” to society (Death Row Inmates by State). These human beings are going through one of the most outdated and inhumane processes that our country continues to practice: capital punishment. Capital punishment is one of the most controversial laws in the United States to this day because it determines the fate of any criminal, guilty or not, with a severe enough charge. Many supporters of this law argue that execution is necessary in order to discipline heinous criminals; however, this is not the case....   [tags: Capital punishment, Crime, Murder, Prison]

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The Central Conflict Behind Free Will

- Thesis: The central conflict behind free will is determining whether or not it humans have the freedom of Summary: In chapter eight of Problems from Philosophy, author James Rachels explores the topic of free will. He begins the chapter by discussing a crime that consisted of two teenage boys murdering a boy simply to prove that they were capable of committing such an act. The lawyer of these two boys was a man named Clarence Darrow, who held the belief that crimes did not exist. In other words, he felt that people should not be faulted upon what they cannot control....   [tags: Free will, Determinism, Psychology, Causality]

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Essay 2: Serious Issues Plaguing Chicago

- Every morning on my way to school I often pick up the Red Eye newspaper and read the latest news happening in Chicago. As I skim the pages I often see a section that shows the homicide tracker in the city of Chicago. This section of the newspaper shows numerous of deaths occurred in a month in a specific area. Consequently, similar to this homicide tracker on the newspaper the following articles have about the same homicide stories that have occurred in the city of Chicago years ago. In the book The Devil in the White City by Eric Larson illustrates the dreadful events about crime, violence, and illness all leading to death; The Coldest Case: The St....   [tags: Sociology ]

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The Monkey Trial Disputes the Theory of Evolution and Creationism

- The Scopes Trial, which was also known as ‘The Monkey Trial’ or The State of Tennessee vs. Scopes, was a very popular legal dispute in court that was between the theory of evolution and creationism, and played a major role which shaped the 1920’s. What was just as popular was the interpretation of the case, if not more than the actual result of the dispute. This case received world-wide attention and the media coverage produced many different opinions world-wide. A major factor of why the Scopes trial had received so much attention in such an insignificant town was because of the stage the trial was played out on....   [tags: tennessee, school, scope]

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Implications of Determinism and Free Will

- Having the free will to write an essay on the “implications of determinism for our understanding of free will” clearly shows that we have the free will to write the essay and the implication for failure of not writing is our decision. Upon reading this essay the free will to decide to write the essay was decided upon by the writer. It was already determined before embarking on this course that an essay would need to be written. Therefore, as logic would have it, it would be irrational to say that determinism and free will are not compatible....   [tags: William James, Theory of Determinism, Decisions]

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Analysis Of Joyce 's ' The Scrivener : A Story Of Wall Street

- Dubliners’ critical essays are vital to the understanding and/or reevaluation of the stories presented by Joyce. While there are many critical essays that analyze the stories in Dubliners well, there are three that examines the story to create a new understanding for the reader. The themes for these include not being able to get out of situations in life—specifically being paralyzed by Dublin—action and inaction, international power, money, and historical accuracy. The three critical essays that presented strong approaches to Joyce’s stories are “Counterparts,” “After the Race,” and “Araby.” The critical approach for Joyce’s “Counterparts” named “Farrington the Scrivener: A Story of Dame S...   [tags: Dubliners, Dublin, James Clarence Mangan]

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The Treatment Of Prison Reform

- Prison Reform “…regarded it among their earliest practical necessities to allot a portion of the virgin soil as a cemetery, and another portion as the site of a prison” (Hawthorne). This quote from The Scarlet Letter is actually true. Prisons were among the first buildings built among colonization. The prisons were not for punishment- that was usually done publicly. Punishments fell into the four categories of fines, public shame, physical chastisement, and death. These prisons were usually just holding places for those awaiting trial or awaiting punishment....   [tags: Prison, Penology, Prison reform]

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Aristotle And Jean Baptiste Clamence

- Midterm Essay 2 Aristotle and Jean-Baptiste Clamence have two distinct views on human nature and reason for happiness. Human nature for Aristotle is that we are the rational and political animals that have a soul. As for Jean-Baptiste, human nature is absurd and that we will fail. Happiness for Aristotle is the rejection of nihilism which is that nothing in this world has real meaning. The greatest form of happiness for Aristotle is what he calls Eudaimonia, which is highest form of life or the life of rationally governed life of contemplation....   [tags: Nicomachean Ethics, Virtue, Reason, Ethics]

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Case Study of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti

- Case Study of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti Italian anarchists Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were arrested near Boston in 1920 and charged with the murder of a shoe factory paymaster and the guard of the factory. Frederick Parmenter and the guard were carrying $16,000 in payroll money for the South Braintree shoe factory on April 15, 1920. They were attacked, robbed, and shot. The two killers escaped in a getaway car. A similar crime was committed in the nearby town of Bridgewater four months earlier....   [tags: Papers]

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Scopes Monkey Trial

- I think the Scopes trial brought together a great cast of characters: three-time presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan; America's best defense attorney, Clarence Darrow: and its most popular journalist, H. L. Mencken. It was a trial about ideas, a contest between traditionalism, the faith of our fathers, and modernism, the idea that we test faith with our intellect. And it had what the New York Times called the most memorable event in Anglo-Saxon court history: Darrow's calling of William Jennings Bryan, the prosecutor, to the stand and examining him on his interpretation of the Bible....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Civil Disobedience: Freedom Fighters or Criminals?

- “No radical change on the plane of history is possible without crime,” This quote from Hermann Keyserling is just one of many statements that help describe the meaning and true raw power of Civil Disobedience. Civil disobedience as defined by Merriam Webster is the “refusal to obey governmental demands or commands especially as a nonviolent and usually collective means of forcing concessions from the government”. The most promising and understandable of the definitions of Civil Disobedience would be that given to us by Gandhi from India “Compassion in the form of respectful disagreement”....   [tags: Civil Disobedience Essays]

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The Tensions of the Changing 1920s

- History is an abundance of movements that demonstrate the changes in societal ideals and beliefs, it also conveys the struggle many people had to maintain conservative ideas. The 1920s was a major time frame when many changes occurred and began, it is the epitome of the struggle between a changing nation and the Conservatives who want it all to stay the same. The power struggle between the Conservatives and the rebellious members of society had been going on for years but it was the passing of the Volstead Act, which had kicked started the Prohibition, that created an explosive change throughout the society....   [tags: conservative, religion, women, blacks]

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Ineffectiveness of the Justice System

- Crime is a very serious issue in today’s society that is talked about through many different methods, media, television programs, etc.. Clarence Darrow’s speech, “Address to the Prisoners in the Cook County Jail” displays a very strong feeling on whether or not “criminals” in jail our really at fault for their crimes or if it’s the fault of those people on the “outside”, those not in jail. Once being a lawyer himself and defending criminals like Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, both notorious murders, Darrow has a strong insight on hard core criminals and the legal system....   [tags: Papers]

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The Tragedy of Ossian Sweet

- Although the trial of People v. Sweet was a clear legal victory for Ossian, his wife, his friends and all others involved in the defense, the story as a whole was a heart wrenching and grim calamity for the Sweets. Not to mention the NAACP’s failed initiative to champion the case in hopes that it would foreshadow a bigger, nation-wide residential segregation victory in the Supreme Court and maybe even a civil rights movement. After Henry’s acquittal none of the men spent day in jail for the night of September 9th 1925 but both trials didn’t have the effect the NAACP planned and ended playing an insignificant role in the big picture of residential segregation and minority rights as a whole....   [tags: segregration, movement, residental, rights]

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The Defense of Henry Sweet

- The Defense of Henry Sweet For this assignment, I found a speech that was given by a famous defense attorney named Clarence Darrow. This speech is his closing remarks to the all-white jury in defense of a black man named Henry Sweet. The trial took place in Detroit, Michigan in May of 1926. Henry Sweet was accused of first-degree murder. I chose this text for my paper because it had more persuasive techniques in it than anything else I came across. Which is to be expected, because after all, the whole purpose of the speech was to persuade the jury....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Serious Issues Plaguing Chicago

- Every morning on my way to school I often pick up the Red Eye newspaper and read the latest news happening in Chicago. As I skim the pages I often see a section that shows the homicide tracker in the city of Chicago. This section of the newspaper shows numbers of deaths which occurred in a month in a specific area. Similarly to the homicide tracker in the newspaper the following articles also discuss homicide reflecting Chicago years ago. In the book, The Devil in the White City, by Eric Larson illustrates the dreadful events about crime, violence, and illness all leading to death; The Coldest Case: The St....   [tags: Municipal Issues]

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Scopes Monkey Trial

- Scopes Monkey Trial Perhaps one of the most famous trials in our history was that of the John Scopes. Scopes was a high school teacher in Dayton, Tennessee and was arrested because he was teaching the theory of evolution in his high school biology class. During the 1920's it was against the law in Tennessee to teach anything other than the theory of creation as written in the Bible. These laws were a result of a strong fundamentalist movements spreading throughout the United States. In 1925 the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) volunteered to defend any teacher willing to challenge these laws concerning the teaching of evolution....   [tags: John Scopes]

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The Offence of Christ's Lordship over Psychology

- “No other offense has ever been visited with such severe penalties as seeking to help the oppressed” exclaimed by Clarence Darrow (Slimi). The conviction of the Lordship of Christ in the life of the church continuously provokes antagonists, and archrivals to demolish the very foundation on which Christianity is built. As long as the world is old, there has always been and always will be some quarrelsome contender prompt to argue the differences between what is logic verses what is supernatural. These attempts are only aim to discredit the bible, God, Christ and his Lordship....   [tags: religion and the human sciences, religious beliefs]

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The Leopold and Loeb Case and its Sensationalism in Tabloids

- In 1924, Chicago natives Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb brutally murdered Bobby Franks, resulting in a trial that captivated the nation. Both Leopold and Loeb were wealthy, well-educated teenagers; their shocking actions represented a deviation from the traditional stereotypes and beliefs about crime and its perpetrators. The case attracted many journalists and became a media sensation, sparking discourse about the “dangers of modern youth” and how to prevent them.[1] The criminal case showed the influence of newspapers and other publications, which not only recorded the details of the event, but also aggrandized its significance....   [tags: Murder, Criminologoy, Teenagers]

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The United States Is a Secular Society

- to construct their curriculum according to their standards and beliefs, because to not be allowed to do so would be to go against their freedom to choose for themselves (Pennock, R. T. Should Creationism Be Taught in the Public Schools). The Constitution is clear on that point. It is true that for a long time even after our Constitution was put into place people seemed to generally feel that creationist ideas that coincided with the Bible should be intergrated with the lessons of public schools....   [tags: freedom, law, individual opinion]

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Evolution Should be Taught in Schools

- Evolution and Creationism are both fact and theory but the question is which one should be taught in schools. Only a few school distracts have approved the teaching of evolution because it has more senitific evidence than creationism to prove that it is true. According to a new Gallup poll, just 39% of Americans believe in evolution. The Gallup polls also show that those Americans with higher education believe in the theory of evolution as opposed to those with only high school diplomas. The polls found that 74% Americans with post-graduate degrees believe in evolution theory compared to 21% of Americans with only high school diplomas....   [tags: Darwin, Argument, Creationism, Argumentative]

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Anton Chekhov 's The Bet

- Nihilists are people who have adopted a variety of negative philosophical beliefs and political views, often times to the extreme. Originating from the Latin word meaning Nothing, Nihilist tend to believe that is no point to our existence, and extremist some even argue that our existence isn’t real (Nathanson).This form of thinking may appeal and encompass the way a lot of people might feel, but the concept really limits one’s full enjoyment of life. While we all are living with a very limited amount of time, microscopic in the big picture, the impact one can make in that time is tremendous....   [tags: Life, Death, Edgar Allan Poe]

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Evolution in the United States Education System

- Evolution in the United States Education System In July of 1925, a Tennessee high school teacher named John Scopes sat in a court room facing a violation of state law by teaching evolution, the idea that human beings and monkeys share a similar ancestry. This was no ordinary trial, this was the “trial of the century”; it featured heavy media attention, it was a battle between two of the best attorneys in the nation, and it raised many questions about evolution and creation, the theory that human beings were put on Earth by God....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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John Scope Monkey Trial

- The ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union) were already aware that the Act was likely to become law because it had been passed by the lower house of the Tennessee legislature by a landslide (in January, 1925). After a few false starts, the ACLU sent a press release to several Tennessee newspapers, such as the Chattanooga Daily Times, announcing that they would provide legal assistance, etc. for a school teacher in Tennessee who would be willing to stand trial for having taught evolution in a public school so that a test case could be mounted to challenge the constitutional validity of the Act....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Creationism vs. Evolution

- Since the Age of the Enlightenment, the institution of religion has had to contend with the opposition of science regarding the issues of the origins of the world and of the human species. Up until around the end of the 17th century, the church was the authority on how the world and everything in it had come to be. However, with the great intellectual revolution came thinkers such as Galileo, Copernicus, Bacon, Descartes, and many others who challenged the biblical assumptions with empirically deduced scientific theories....   [tags: Creation Vs. Evolution]

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Analysis Of The 1920s ' Arc Of Justice '

- Justice in the 1920s Arc of Justice really painted a picture in my head of how horrific of a time period it was during the 1920s. There were laws, but they weren’t really carried out. There was justice, but it wasn’t taken seriously. African Americans weren’t even treated as people. This novel opens my eyes to racism and justice, which are the theme of this story. It is a fantastic non-fiction story created in order to demonstrate how severe the tension between black and whites really was. This story enters the readers mind as Detroit in 1925....   [tags: African American, Black people, Ku Klux Klan]

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Creationism and Evolution Taught in Schools

- Creationism and Evolution taught in schools Introduction: The education of evolution and creationism in the public school system has been debatable. Charles Darwin published his conclusions of evolution in 1859. This altered the teaching of science in the public school system intensely (Armenta, 1). Several court cases have been filed against the teaching of evolution. Because of the religious conservative legislators a ban was placed on the teaching of evolution and the equal treatment of evolution and creationism or intelligent design (Armenta, 1)....   [tags: Education, Creation, Evolution, Darwin]

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Justice On Trial in Kafka's The Trial

- Justice On Trial in Kafka's The Trial There is no such thing as justice - in or out of court.        Clarence Darrow i Most often critically interpreted as a search for Divine justice, Kafka's The Trial, a fragmented and unfinished novel, appears to leave us with the same impression as the words above of Clarence Darrow.  In other words, there is no justice.  This assessment of Divine justice by Kafka works on two levels.  On one level, he is illustrating the helpless nature of the individual when in conflict against an established bureaucracy.  On another level, he is illustrating the existential dilemma of man in the face of a godless, indifferent, and often hostile universe.  A search...   [tags: Kafka Trial Essays]

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Power and the Legal System

- Access to the law and legal system is the ability to shape it, both in its meaning and understanding. While the factors that usually determine the power to shape law are not static, in general, access to law has been held by specific groups of people: the wealthy, males, whites, and religious authorities. In constructing the law, these specific groups have traditionally used their power to reinforce their dominant position and impede the ability of powerless groups to further their interests. It is this position of advantage that allows the prevailing groups to maintain a system of inequality fortified by the law that protects their prosperity while forcing the disadvantaged to appeal to pro...   [tags: Law]

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Capital Punishment Essay: The Death Penalty and the Eighth Amendment

- The Death Penalty and the Eighth Amendment      Is the death penalty consistent with the Eighth Amendment's prohibition against the imposition of cruel and unusual punishments. This essay will address this question and present a short history of the death penalty in America.   The Supreme Court considered particular applications of the death penalty in the 1940s and 1950s. In each case it upheld the state's action without addressing the larger issue of the death penalty's constitutionality....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Criminal Is Not Solely Responsible for His Crime

- Clarence Darrow in his "Address Delivered to the Prisoners in the Chicago County Jail," presents a convincing argument for the complicity of society with the criminal. In essence, Darrow believes that when one man steals from another, the community is as culpable as the criminal, since no man who "already had plenty of money in his own pocket" (82) would risk his life and liberty to rob or steal from another. According to Darrow, the root of the problem lies in poverty and the hoarding of wealth by a handful of people who become rich by exploiting the poor through cheap labor, or by appealing to their vices....   [tags: Expository Exemplification Essays]

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Biblical Creation and Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution

- Traditionally creationism has roots in many religions. There are various forms of creationism in many cultures. One of the most popular tenets in cultures around the world are variation of pair of male and female that parent the entire earth of humans. They indicate generally that there is first cause of humans and animals, usually as a result of an omnipotent being. The Christian version of creationism, that preach God as the sole creator of everything, and that everything that we see today, are as they were when originally made....   [tags: Natural Selection, Evolution Essays]

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Gideon's Trumpet

- Gideon’s Trumpet On the morning of January 8th 1962, the Supreme Court received mail from prisoner 003826 of Florida State Prison, also known as Clarence Earl Gideon. In the envelope contained a hand written letter with questionable grammar from Gideon claiming that he was denied a fair trial due to the absence of a lawyer. Gideon’s writ of certiorari was an in forma pauperis petition or pauper’s petition. Due to the fact that most paupers’ petitions are from inmates who do not have the legal means to properly file a certiorari, the Court had special methods of handling cases such as Gideon’s....   [tags: Clarence Earl Gideon, supreme court]

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Tradition and Conservatism Surviving in a New and Changing United States

- The Twentieth Century in the United States was a time of much change and controversy. In between the 1920s and 1980s, the United States struggled between new and changing attitudes and going back to traditional values and nostalgia on the other. Many events occurred that brought about change that has and will remain changed in the United States. However, many traditional values still present themselves and survive in a changed United States. Many times, if a change failed or was not approved by society, the people would go back to the tested and true traditional values....   [tags: public schooling, civil rights, gender rights]

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Application of Philosophy in Life: Personal Narrative

- For most of my life, I had very little knowledge of philosophy. I regarded philosophers as little more than large toddlers; eccentric and moderately insane people who wandered around aimlessly and asked “Why?” of everything, or wizened old men in loincloths meditating atop mountains and waiting for the next curious person to ask for their sage advice. Over the course of this class I have come to realize that while philosophy is a complex subject, anyone can begin to practice it. All one needs to be an amateur philosopher is the ability to think, reason, and question the world around them....   [tags: Cultural Relativism, Free Will]

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Television Shows: Pop Culture Lawyers

- Love them or hate them, heroes or villains; there is no doubt that lawyers make good entertainment. The offerings of current television shows such as The Good Wife, Suits and Law and Order are evidence that legal dramas continue to be a favorite subject for pop culture media. While one can easily find hundreds of titles when searching for entertainment in the legal genre, the characterization of fictional lawyers varies widely from average decent citizens to crusading heroes on the positive side, and from mediocre drudges to corrupt, amoral villains on the negative side....   [tags: law careers, heroes, villains, entertaintment]

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Euthanasia Is Immoral And Immoral

- Euthanasia is a premeditated action attempted by a health expert with the objective of ending one 's life to alleviate agony. Voluntary euthanasia is when a terminally ill patient assents to end their life, whereas involuntary euthanasia takes place when a suffering individual does not consent nor request to end their life. These patients are incompetent to choose in light of the fact that they are either a minor, in a comatose stage or have mental conditions. The imperative issue with euthanasia is the fact that it manages the deliberate closure of a life....   [tags: Death, Euthanasia, Law, Human]

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Religion Versus Science in The Scopes Monkey Trial

- Religion Versus Science in The Scopes Monkey Trial     The stage was set in Dayton, Tennessee.  The leading actor in this show was a twenty five-year-old science teacher named John T. Scopes. Scopes was under the direction of advancing America.  The playbill read The Scopes “Monkey” Trial.  In 1925 John T. Scopes was encouraged to challenge the Butler Law.  This law had been passed by a small town in Dayton, Tennessee to prohibit teaching contra to those in the Bible. Teaching from an evolutionary text, Scopes broke the law and gained the attention of the National media.  The concentration of the media on the Scopes Trial effectively presented the contrasting ideas of a religious town and...   [tags: American America History]

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The History of Euthanasia

- Euthanasia has been a part of societies since 5th Century B.C. in ancient Rome and Greece. The concept of euthanasia was considered to be tolerant before the creation of Christianity. Pagan physicians would do both voluntary and involuntary mercy killings. Although the Hippocratic Oath prohibited doctors from giving drugs to kill anybody, not even if asked for, or from suggesting such an action, few ancient Greek or Roman physicians followed the oath. Though there was a wide spread support of voluntary death throughout the Rome and Greek territories....   [tags: The History of Assisted Suicide]

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Stand Your Ground Laws

- The Stand Your Ground Laws are becoming a hot topic in today’s news. Headlines are flooded with stories about cases around the country. These laws surround everyone from your everyday citizens to prominent sports figures and entertainers. The Stand Your Ground laws provide individuals with certain rights to protect themselves in events where they may feel threatened. It is also known as the Castle Rule, most of the United States have adopted some form of this law to protect its’ residents who may feel the need to use self-defense in situations where they may feel threatened....   [tags: Castle Rule Essays]

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Women in the Judiciary

- ... Difference feminism, or different voice, states men prefer laws with rigid rules, clear lines, and neutral principles (Wolfinger, Rabow and Newcomb 70). Women want to look at the totality of the circumstances and apply broad discretion. This is the ethics of care versus the ethics of justice/rights (Kennedy 35). Most scholars do not agree with the difference feminist theory but do believe gender may have an effect on the decisions of judges. Minnesota Supreme Court Justice, Jeanne Coyne, famously stated, “A wise old woman and a wise old man reach the same conclusion,” simply meaning gender will have no effect on judicial decisions (Coontz 59)....   [tags: lady lawyers]

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Darwin´s Theory of Evolution

- Evolution theory led to great advances in the understanding of human behaviour and has had considerable impact on the study of religion. This essay will first show its importance in new-atheist discourses to reshape religion as handling ontological claims about the world, which can then be investigated and dismissed on the basis of scientific evidence. Then it will discuss how evolution theory has also been used to explain the emergence of the religious phenomenon and its diffusion, as an adaptive trait favouring cooperation or as a parasite detrimental to human kind....   [tags: religion, human behvaior, scientific hypothesis]

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Creation’s Contest with Evolution

- Creation’s Contest with Evolution It began in Dayton, Tennessee-1925. A high school teacher by the name of John Scopes was charged with teaching evolution, which was illegal at the time in Tennessee. The court found Scopes guilty, and he was fined one hundred dollars. However, the Scopes trial immediately sparked one of the largest controversies in today's public school systems: should creationism still be taught in public schools. In the trial, Clarence Darrow argued that teaching creationism in public schools defies the separation of church and state (which is pulled from the first amendment)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Education Papers]

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Individual Liberty Versus Majoritarian Democracy in Edward Larson’s Summer For the Gods

- Individual Liberty Versus Majoritarian Democracy in Edward Larson’s Summer For the Gods The Scopes trial, writes Edward Larson, to most Americans embodies “the timeless debate over science and religion.” (265) Written by historians, judges, and playwrights, the history of the Scopes trial has caused Americans to perceive “the relationship between science and religion in . . . simple terms: either Darwin or the Bible was true.” (265) The road to the trial began when Tennessee passed the Butler Act in 1925 banning the teaching of evolution in secondary schools....   [tags: Larson’s Summer For the Gods]

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Science V. Religion: The Scopes Monkey Trial

- The 1920’s were a time of change. New ideas were becoming more readily experimented with and even accepted by large portions of the population. Some of these included jazz music and the fight against the alcoholic prohibition. The radical idea I will focus on in this paper, however, is Evolution. It is a theory that had been around for over half a century before the 20’s but had only more recently caught on in the US. It contradicted the Christian theory of Divine Creation as described in the Bible....   [tags: Evolution Natural Selection]

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Post-WWI American Society

- After the war, the American people made the change from "old" ways to "new" ways. Many factors, such as new technology, fundamentalism, new looks and church led to tension between the old and the new. The 1920s were a time of conflicting viewpoints between traditional behaviors and new and changing attitudes. New technology in the 1920s attributed to the change. Inventions such as the radio helped improve communication. Court trials, conventions, and meetings were broadcasted. Electrical appliances improved homes....   [tags: AP US History Document Based Question ]

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Scopes Monkey Trial

- The publication of Charles Darwin's On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection in 1859 introduced the public to the theory of evolution, or the theory that all living organisms, including humans, developed and diversified from other organisms or species. Backed with findings that served as strong evidence, Darwin sparked a scientific revolution that changed the world's modern view and understanding of science. He also sparked a heated controversy among a Christian dominated society. This clash between science (Darwin's Theory of Evolution) and religion (Bible scriptures) as the teaching of evolution became widespread across the country is best reflected in the Scopes Trial of the...   [tags: Charles Darwin, On the Origin of Species]

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Scopes Trial

- Scopes Trial In March 1925, Tennessee passed the nations first law that made it a crime to teach evolution. The state legislature passed a law forbidding public schools to teach the theory that humans had evolved from lower forms of life rather than from Adam and Eve. Immediately the American Civil Liberties Union promised to defend any teacher who challenged the law. John T. Scopes a biology teacher in Dayton, was arrested for violating the law; he had volunteered to serve in a test case. In his biology class, Scopes read this passage from Civic Biology, "We have now learned that animal forms may be arranged so as to begin with one- celled form and culminate with a group which includes m...   [tags: Papers]

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The Media's Impact on the Scopes Monkey Trial

- The Media's Impact on the Scopes Monkey Trial           The 1920’s were a period of transition for America.  The culture of society was quickly adapting to many new ideas and beliefs.  Traditional schools of thought were gradually being replaced with new technology and knowledge.  The changes taking place were the source of much conflict, as many historical events of the twenties can illustrate. One such event is the Scopes “Monkey” Trial.  From our research we discovered that the trial pitted Modernists against Traditionalists, Fundamentalists against Evolutionists, and the Country against the City.  However, these conflicts would not have been brought to the attention of the American...   [tags: American America History]

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Cultural Revolution Of The 1920s

- The 1920's were times of cultural revolution. The times were changing in many different ways. Whenever the times change, there is a clash between the "old" and the "new" generations. The 1920's were no exception. In Dayton, Tennessee, 1925, a high school biology teacher was arrested. He was arrested because he taught the theory of evolution. The teacher, John T. Scopes, was accused of having violated the Butler Act. This was a Tennessee law that forbade the teaching of the theory of evolution in public schools....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Creation: Scientifically Proven?

- ... evolution debate called The Scopes (monkey) Trials of July 21 1925. As Judith S. Baughman writes in"The Scopes Trial, 1925" he says that the famous William Bryan Jennings and Clarence S. Darrow raged scientific and religious battle; Jennings was defending the bible just as much as Darrow defending John Scopes ability to teach biological evolution. The result was evolutions band in Tennessee and Scopes fine of 100 dollars (1-3). This was a head collision of two very different perspectives on world values but many believe cannot go together....   [tags: God, macroevlution, atheism, creation, theories]

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Scopes Trial

- Scopes Trial For several days in July of 1925, a high school math teacher in Dayton, Tennessee became the most reported-on man in America. He was not an actor, an athlete, or a politician. He was on trial for teaching Darwin’s theory of evolution. The trial later came to be known as “Scopes Trial,” after John Scopes, the defendant. But this was not a trial to see what punishment he would receive. This trial pitted Protestant fundamentalists against the American Civil Liberties Union. In the end, although Scopes was convicted, many saw the victory go to the ACLU....   [tags: Papers]

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Massacres and Inexplicable Acts of Violence Among the Teenage Population

- Social reaction to school massacres and inexplicable acts of violence among the teenage population in the late twentieth century flooded television news programs and media broadcasting almost on a monthly basis. Many Americans questioned why such seemingly healthy and established children would want to harm themselves and others around them. Several psychological and moral issues arise from this question. Despite legal efforts to differentiate between adult and adolescent crimes, many argue that children who commit such heinous mass murders should be tried as adults and put to death for their inexcusable and fatal acts of violence....   [tags: Papers]

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The Controversy over the Death Penalty

- The Controversy over the Death Penalty HE STOOD AT THE THRESHOLD OF THE EXECUTION chamber in Huntsville, Texas,18 minutes from death by lethal injection, when official word finally came that the needle wouldn't be needed that day The rumors of a 30day reprieve were true. Ricky McGinn, a 43-year-old mechanic found guilty of raping and killing his 12-yearold stepdaughter, will get his chance to prove his innocence with advanced DNA testing that hadn't been available at the time of his 1994 conviction....   [tags: Papers]

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Evolution & Creationism in Education

- Evolution & Creationism in Education The twentieth century has witnessed the escalation of the creation - evolution debate through famous court cases and Supreme Court decisions on the teaching of evolution in public schools, culminating most recently in a Kansas Board of Education decision. As this highly controversial issue of the teaching of evolution in American classrooms rages on, it may be difficult for some individuals of Christian faith to form an alternative belief other than the extremes of creationism and evolutionism....   [tags: Teaching God Creation Papers]

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One Argument for God's Existence

- Throughout time, the question has always arose concerning the existence of God or some type of supernatural being who created the Universe. There are many arguments and explanations that explain if God truly does exist. One such explanation is the Teleological Argument, which bases its explanation of the existence of God on the design and purpose of known things. For instance, we know that there are trees and plants, and that they need sunlight and water in order to grow. Those trees and plants grow from the ground, which is part of the earth....   [tags: Argumentative Essays, Persuasive Essays]

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Scopes Trial

- The roaring 20's, a definitive time for change in the world. An introducing to new technologies and philosophies is sweeping the country and with it a change that is met with opposition. A notable event that affects everyone, is the infamous “Monkey Trials.” The lasting effect of a mockingly laughable monkey trial, was felt in many areas of everybody’s lives. Specifically the impact felt was seen through media, changes in personal intellect and the transition from traditional to modern values. “Not only was the trial heavily covered; it changed its nature to accommodate the coverage.” This case drastically altered the scale and the hype of any media until that time....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Hopes and Realities of Prohibition

- One of the biggest controversies of the twentieth century is the eighteenth amendment. Mississippi was the first state to pass the bill of prohibition. From there on out the entire country followed in Mississippi’s lead in the crusade of prohibition. The eighteenth amendment was a law, which tried to reform and protect the American people against alcohol, as some called, “the devil’s advocate”. The outcome of prohibition was more negative than positive and reeked more havoc than good on the American society....   [tags: Prohibition Essays]

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Tension in the Twenties

- Tension in the Twenties All major societies throughout our world's history have experienced periods of major change. Tension inevitably arises as a result of the new environments in which the people live. Our country is no exception, especially through the era known as the Roaring Twenties. Just being another decade on the timeline was not good enough for the 1920s. When its brief turn came, it had to be the biggest, the loudest, and the brightest. A calamity gave it birth, and a calamity ended it....   [tags: Papers]

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Evolution Controversy

- How old is the Earth. How did animals become what they are today. Were animals always the same as they are today or did they change. These were the questions scientists and religious people grappled with. Bishop James Ussher wrote the book "The Annals of the World”, published in 1650, which estimated the age of the Earth at 4,000 years but some scientists said it was older. The church believed in creationism, which stated that all animals were created at once by God and were static and unchanging....   [tags: Charles Darwin, religion, church, science]

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The Jazz Age

- The Jazz Age The Jazz Age was more than merely a musical revolution—“The Jazz Age denotes not only a period of early big band, but also the events and fashions of an era”. During this decade a number of modern developments were invented, which included an expanded telephone service, network radio, electric inventions, and records set in aviation. These modern developments had a profound effect on American culture, creating a rise in leisure, specifically mass leisure. Automobiles, movies, and the radio overtook the lives of Americans, becoming necessities and part of everyday routines....   [tags: History Culture Cultural Essays]

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