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This Great Nation

- This Great Nation Have you ever tried to have a conversation with somebody that doesn't have any interest with your vision about something, but has no problem telling his/her semi-researched opinion. Not exactly your idea of someone to ask for advice or even talk to about some of your worldly demised problems either. Well, now you have an opinion on how most people who knew Ralph Waldo Emerson felt. Well known for his literature and compassion to the age of Romanticism, Emerson was also known for his optimism and self-reliant individualism....   [tags: American Literature]

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The Great Masonic Nation, USA

- ... Freemasonry in the American Colonies Anyone who wants to study the history of Freemasonry in the American colonies during the Revolutionary War will encounter the obstacle of not having that much original documents. However, there are a considerable number of Masonic writers bent on attributing to Freemasonry a relevant role in the War of Independence and convert the main leaders of the dispute in some lodge members. They claim, among other things, that the famous “tea party" in Boston was forged in the loggia of St....   [tags: freemasonry, lodges, nonreligious institutions]

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The United States a "Great" Nation? A Long Time Waiting

- When searching for the characteristics that embody what a truly “great” nation should be, what comes to mind. Could a great nation be one that maintains order, peace, and tranquility within the country’s own borders or one that does not become involved with foreign turmoil. The qualities that dignify what a great nation can be are complete equality, control, power, and order. Before and during the presidency of Andrew Jackson, there were countless events that either had a powerful or costly effect on our nation....   [tags: U.S. History ]

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The Great Depression: A Nation Standing Strong

- The Great Depression was the start to a dreadful economic crisis in the American History. On October 4, 1929 a day that goes by the term “Black Tuesday” the Wall Street stock market collapsed, creating massive unemployment and pain throughout America. Many thought that this depression would only be minor, but they were wrong. This turned into a “major depression”(Who Built America. 392). Many lost their jobs and homes and farms, banks, and factories were shut down as well. The Great Depression was the turning point in American History....   [tags: american history, economic crisis]

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Military, Army and War - Military Down Sizing and the Fall of a Great Nation

- Military Down Sizing:  The Possible Fall of a Great Nation     America is one the most powerful nations in the world.  Being a strong nation includes having a strong military as well as economy.  As one can observe, the U. S. economy is growing by leaps and bounds.  However, the military is being down sized, and if we do not do something about it, it will continue to be down sized until we have an armed force that will no longer be capable of protecting this great nation.  Not only will this down sizing affect our ability to protect ourselves, it will also cause a substantial loss in economic strength and power abroad.  Because military down sizing lessens our power abroad, opens the Unit...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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One Nation Under God: The Lasting Effects of the Second Great Awakening

- There exists a long held belief that the United States of America was founded on the principles and doctrinal views of Protestantism. Modern age Christians have scoured historical documents in an effort to provide evidence for a Judeo-Christian foundation in the nation’s republican framework. Likewise, their opponents have written lengthy dissertations and argued over various media outlets that Christian conclusions are unfounded. Yet despite their endless debate, religion, especially Christianity, has and continues to play a fundamental element of America’s cultural, societal, and political makeup....   [tags: christians, congregationalists and anglicans]

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On Being Anointed and the Great Awakening

- ... The meaning of God’s imminence assures us that God is and will always be in control despite the machinations of a corrupt social order to undermine God’s just reign. Preparing the masses, like our preaching ancestor John Baptist, for God is both empowering, and, as I mentioned earlier, intimidating. There is empowerment because God manages to use a flawed human vessel to do this important work amongst God’s people. Yet, bearing the message that God is near to all is also frightening because the message has implication for the messenger....   [tags: spiritual, nation, ministry, god]

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Irony in Guests of the Nation

- Irony in Guests of the Nation      In the short story, "Guests of the Nation," Frank O'Connor uses irony to illustrate the conflict which men face when their roles as combatants force them to disregard the humanity of their enemies. In both life and literature, irony exists when there is a contrast between expectation and reality. Verbal irony is defined as "a figure of speech in which the actual intent is expressed in words which carry the opposite meaning" (Thrall 248). In dramatic irony there is a contrast between a character's perception of a situation and the actual facts....   [tags: Guests of the Nation Essays]

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Unfortunate Farmers in the Great Plains during the 1930's

- The young, recently married farmers living in the Great Plains during the 1930s had a terrible life. First off, being married meant having multiple people to provide for. This is more responsibility, and leads to dividing up the food between family members. Then, the country was also in an economic downturn, so the price of food and crops were low. Farmers already had debt because of new machines and land that was purchased during World War I to keep up with the demand during the war. Then the depression caused banks to fail, so farmers lost all their money that was in the bank....   [tags: the Great Depression]

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An Inseparable Nation

- The Church and the government have been two of the strongest influences on mankind for many centuries. Both powers have received great faithfulness from citizens, yet both receive harsh criticism as well. Many people view these two factions as entirely separate entities; however, this ideology is a fallacy. The government and the Church are two independent institutions that cannot be separated; rather, they must work in conjunction to ensure the happiness of the American people. Conflicts between the Church and the government have been apparent since before the time of the Romans....   [tags: Religion, Government]

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The Nation Is Aware of the Abolotionist Movement

- The nation suddenly became alert, the nation suddenly had an opinion, and the nation suddenly cares. The abolitionist movement had a great impact on the nation. The abolitionist movement got the nation’s attention unlike the anti-slavery movement. The anti-slavery movement and the abolitionist movement have the same idea but each have a different purpose. There were many staunch supporters to Abolitionism, being stern and uncompromising enemies of slavery. Anti-Abolitionism, almost costing William Lloyd Garrison his life, also persuaded some members of the movement that they needed a stronger approach to get their point across....   [tags: impact, purpose, slavery, approach]

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The Legacy of Romanticism in The Great Gatsby

- The Legacy of Romanticism in The Great Gatsby The development of American Literature, much like the development of the nation, began in earnest, springing from a Romantic ideology that honored individualism and visionary idealism. As the nation broke away from the traditions of European Romanticism, America forged its own unique romantic style that would resonate through future generations of literary works. Through periods of momentous change, the fundamentally Romantic nature of American literature held fast, a fact clearly demonstrated in the fiction of F....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Day Canada Became a Nation

- In World War I, the victory of the Allies was caused by the turning point of a stalemate on the Western Front of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. It was “the Canadians willingness to forgo nationalism in the interests of efficiency and effectiveness that marked a new” (Dickson 40) transition of the ending of war. Through the second battle of Ypres, the Battle of Aras, and observing the previous bloodbath at the Battle of The Somme, the Canadian Expeditionary Force (C.E.F) perfected their defense tactics and techniques to fight in the evolutionary battle that made Canada a nation....   [tags: Canadian History ]

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Mantaining Control in a Nation

- Power and truth play different but equal roles in maintaining control in a nation. Modern societies create regimes of truth that are enforced by power structures such as government, discipline and laws. When it comes to power, the government, queen or dictator is in charge. They tell their citizens what the main expectations are and how to abide by them. Nevertheless, the government should uphold fairness and not abuse its power unless it is necessary. Power is something that is earned; it is not something that is granted by default....   [tags: power and truth, modern societies]

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Alexander The Great

- Few historical figures stand out in the same degree as that of Alexander the Great. He was a warrior by 16, a commander at age 18, and was crowned King of Macedon by the time he was 20 years old. He did things in his lifetime that others could only dream about. Alexander single-handedly changed the nature of the ancient world in just over a decade. There were many attributes that made Alexander “Great.” He was a brilliant strategist and an inspired leader; he led by example and was a conqueror at heart....   [tags: World History Biography Alexander Great]

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Problems Facing the Nation

- The nation is facing one of its most distressed times. This country has fallen from its once great position, undermined by corporate greed, and military threats. We reached our nation’s height in the 1950’s and on into the 1960’s. Several factors have helped to contribute to this decline from the growing deficit, to the instability of Iran’s proliferation and the war on terrorism. Our economy took a tumble in December 2007 our gross domestic product also continued to decrease. However, congress did not recognize the signs of the recession until December 2008 (Isidore)....   [tags: US Government]

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One Nation, One Language

- One of the most controversial debates in this era is the issue of national language in the United States. Although many countries have declared English as their official language, the U.S. bicameral chambers have persisted to recognize English as the official language. In his article, “In Plain English: Let’s Make It Official,” Charles Krauthammer reflects on contrasting viewpoints in our nation regarding this matter, and supports his idea that a comprehensive plan for ensuring the rights of languages should be passed by the legislative bodies....   [tags: Language ]

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The Great Depression and the New Deal

- Great Depression The Great Depression and the New Deal In response to the Stock Market Crash of 1929 and the Great Depression, Franklin D. Roosevelt was ready for action unlike the previous President, Hubert Hoover. Hoover allowed the country to fall into a complete state of depression with his small concern of the major economic problems occurring. FDR began to show major and immediate improvements, with his outstanding actions during the First Hundred Days. He declared the bank holiday as well as setting up the New Deal policy....   [tags: Great Depression]

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Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald

- Great Gatsby by Scott Fitzgerald The 1920s is the decade in American history known as the “roaring twenties.” Scott Fitzgerald’s novel The Great Gatsby is a reflection of life in the 1920s. Booming parties, prominence, fresh fashion trends, and the excess of alcohol are all aspects of life in the “roaring twenties.”      The booming parties in Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby reflect life in America during the 1920s. Gatsby displays his prominent fortune by throwing grand parties. From next door, Nick Carraway witnesses the scene of Gatsby’s fabulous summer parties: There was music from my neighbor’s house through the summer nights....   [tags: Great Gatsby Scott Fitzgerald Essays]

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The Nation of Islam

- The Nation of Islam: A Source of Hope In the early 1930’s, in Detroit, when the Nation of Islam was initially founded it was not really widely known. It was a very secluded and introverted religion and community. It was not until they came under the leadership of Elijah Muhammad that the Nation of Islam became a household name in the early 1960’s. The Nation of Islam, during the 60’s, was one of the forerunners for African American unity. They strove for a separate black community. They wanted to be completely separated from the white community only because, according to their beliefs, white people were all devils....   [tags: Elijah Muhammad]

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The Characteristics of the Nation-State and Transnational Entities

- Nation-states deal certain characteristics of self-rule, organized government, territory, and population. Self-rule implies that nation-states rule themselves. They are free and not colonies of some other country. For example, the U.S. was a colony of Great Britain until the American Revolution. As a consequence of the American Revolution, the United States formed a nation-state. Organized government is the manner in which nation-states rule themselves. For example, the government of the U.S. is organized into three branches: executive, legislative, and judicial and into three levels: federal, state, and local....   [tags: Government]

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How to Establish Your Own Nation

- How to: Establish Your Own Nation Research Paper In 18th century France, when the third estate felt oppressed by the inept monarchy, they revolted. In 20th century Russia, when the heads of state proved unable to govern their own nation, they were overthrown. In 17th century England, when Charles I policies became too oppressive and too hard to handle, he was kicked off of the thrown. All these three examples have one thing in common, after the head of state was booted from the throne, no one consciously attempted to anger the people of that nation again....   [tags: france, inept monarchy, culture, population]

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Paving a Path for a Nation: George Washington

- From the farm lands of an estate in Mount Vernon, Virginia, rose a leader with one of greatest magnitudes of pomp and circumstance in United States history. This man is George Washington, the United States first president. Known as a 'demigod' and 'the father of our country', he consummated many great achievements during his lifetime for this country. He led this newly formed nation through a war to gain independence from the British Monarchy. Washington shaped the office of the president not only for the ones to follow, but also to show the people what this new office and constitution was to bring....   [tags: informative, historic essay]

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Racial Slavery and the Development of Our Nation

- ... Confrontation between the Native Americans and settlers in western Virginia spearheaded an uprising that demanded Governor Berkeley to provide more land to the poor whites. Berkeley stood by his decision to maintain peaceful relations with the local Native American population, which sparked a series of uprisings and massacres that grew into full rebellion against Berkeley and his men. Berkeley fled when Nathaniel Bacon and his ranks burned Jamestown to the ground, which led to Bacon’s rule over Virginia for a short while until England sent warships to regain control....   [tags: united states, freedom, liberty, slavery]

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The Civil War and Its Effects on the Nation

- The Civil War is known for its brutality and fierce fighting on both sides that led to one of the greatest wars in the history of the world. The war was vigorously contested and fought with courage and pride for one’s beliefs. The war would tear apart a country and reunite it stronger than ever, the country regrouped and began building a stronger infrastructure and a brighter future. The Civil War will never be forgotten and will always help define a country, a people, and a way of life. The Civil War has revolutionized the United States, and greatly affected not only the United States but also the world....   [tags: people, life, war, change, factors]

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gatdream Exploding the American Myth in The Great Gatsby

- Exploding the American Myth in The Great Gatsby       The American Constitution declares the freedom and equality among all people. On this declaration was built the collective dreams of a nation as well as millions of personal dreams. F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel, The Great Gatsby, exposes the American Constitution for the myth that it always was by revealing the existing class distinctions. The Great Gatsby provides the petty details of the aimlessness and shallowness of the idyll rich, the extravagance of their parties, and the illegal sources of the funds that fueled such mindless activities....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Failure and the Degeneration of America in Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

-   The Great Gatsby is a bold and damning social commentary of America which critiques its degeneration from a nation of infinite hope and opportunity to a place of moral destitution. The novel is set during the Roaring Twenties, an era of outrageous excesses, wild lavish parties and sadly, an era of regret and lost potential. As the audience, they take us on a journey guided and influenced by the moral voice of Nick Carraway, a character who is "simultaneously enchanted and repelled by the inexhaustible variety of life." Nevertheless, when Carraway rejects the East, returning to the comparatively secure morality of his ancestral West, we realize that gaiety was merely a t...   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Causes of the Great Depression

- In the 1920s, American economy had a great time. The vast majority of Americans in 1929 foresaw a continuation of the dizzying economic growth that had taken place in most of the decade. However, the prices of stock crested in early September of 1929. The price of stock fell gradually during most of September and early October. On “Black Tuesday” 29 October 1929, the stock market fell by forty points. After that, a historically great and long economic depression started and lasted until the start of the Second World War....   [tags: great depression, USA, history, ]

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The Great Gatsby: The Morally Corrupt American Dream

- Exposing the Morally Corrupt American Dream     The 1920’s were a decade of renaissance characterized by the establishment of the "American Dream" -- the belief that anyone can, and should, achieve material success. F. Scott Fitzgerald's most famous novel, The Great Gatsby, contains themes and morals that continue to be relevant today. In his novel, Fitzgerald criticizes the American Dream by describing its negative characteristics: class struggles between the rich and the poor, the superficiality of the rich, and the false relationship between money and happiness....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Portrayal of the Twenties F. Scott Fitzgerald was accurate in his portrayal of the aristocratic flamboyancy and indifference of the 1920s. In his novel, The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald explores many aspects of indifference and flamboyancy. A large influence on this society was the pursuit of the American Dream. Gangsters played a heavily influential role in the new money aristocracy of the 1920s. The indifference was mainly due to the advent of Prohibition in 1920. One major societal revolution in this period was that of the “new women,” who expressed new actions and beliefs....   [tags: Great Gatsby Fitzgerald Essays]

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A Digital Nation

- A Digital Nation Have you ever heard someone say that we live in a digital nation. Do you know what a digital nation is. Well you should know because you are living in one. Our nation revolves around the use of computers. Can you go through a normal day without using something computer related. I don't think so. Many everyday things that you take for granted are computer based, such as: ATM's, credit cards, grocery check outs, and gas stations to name a few. I support Jon Katz's article The Netizen: Birth of a Digital Nation....   [tags: Internet Technology Technological Essays]

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The American Dream in Death of a Salesman and The Great Gatsby

- Since Columbus made land, people have been searching for the “American Dream”. Many people have their own idea and ideas that have changed over a period of time, but what exactly is the “American Dream” defined as .Origins of the dream have been rooted in the pioneering mentality of the eighteenth and nineteenth century immigrants, most who came to America because of a promise for a new and better life. The American Dream was sought through hard work and determination. After the time of the World Wars, society changed and so did the view of the “American Dream”, it changed from a potential reality into being a dream....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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The Shaping Of A Nation

- July 1, 1776. John Dickinson, a representative from Philadelphia, delivered a speech to the Continental Congress, saying that declaring independence from Britain would be suicide. John Adams, from Massachusetts, gave his rebuttal, supporting a declaration of independence. When the time came for a vote, Pennsylvania voted no, New York abstained, and South Carolina requested a continuance. The following day, South Carolina reversed its position and independence was adopted with twelve votes. The Committee of Five appointed to draft the Declaration of Independence, including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Livingston, and Roger Sherman, produced a finished product and, o...   [tags: US History]

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The Great Journey to Freedom

- ... These soldiers lost their precious lives as they captured more ground, more prisoners, and more guns than any previous British offensive during the two – and a half of the war. It was also the best successful battle in World War I in which Canada stood out and demonstrated they were one of the outstanding formations on the Western Front and masters of offensive warfare. During this battle, seven Canadians earned the Victoria Cross for their exceptionally fierce fighting. After the battle was over, Brigadier General Alexander Ross said, “It was Canada from the Atlantic to the Pacific on parade....   [tags: Canadian independence from Great Britain]

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Harvey Milk: A Great American Hero

- When we think about the great heroes of American history, those who caused great change are usually the first to come to mind. The great American heros are those who fight for change, even if it’s against social norms, to change the lives of people for the better. Heros are those who inspires others and puts others before themselves. Heros do not allow success to change them and never stops working for their goals. They do not allow other people, fear, or failure to stop nor slow them down. And in some cases, a hero will make the ultimate sacrifice for what they believe is right....   [tags: great depression, homosexuality]

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ALIENATION OF A NATION

- In a society enshrouded by a type of melancholy found only in Turkey, there is no feeling more pervasive than alienation. Like a low flying cloud, hüzun hangs over Turkey and fills even the brightest hopes of the Republic with a measure of gloom. Caused principally by a crisis of identity, alienation renders much of the population of Turkey detached from the political and social processes. Though Turkey was once a part of a great empire that spanned much of Europe and Asia, it is now a dwarf of its former self....   [tags: International Politics]

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Gatsby---the great Dream Chaser

- In The Great Gatsby, Fitzgerald shows a picture of 1920's America. In that period of time, just after world war one, the American economics was developing at a very fast speed. Prosperity changed people's spirit and values, wealthy people lived extravagant lives, and they tried to seek pleasure all day long. Millions of peoples try to get wealthy, and that was their dream. American dream as one of the most important factor in the society in the 1920s American, and it plays a primary role in the novel....   [tags: The Great Gatsby, F. Scott Fitzgerald]

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The Great Depression's Impact on Hollywood

- Hollywood has influenced American history since it began. It boosted and shaped the morale of a nation for almost a century. But Hollywood has not only been the influencing American society, it has been influenced by American society. In the 1920s, American society was booming; people were getting rich, spending and borrowing money, and they thought life was looking good. Then in October of 1929 the stock market crashed. Many people lost all they owned. People had invested all their money into the banks before the Crash....   [tags: great depression, film industry, american history]

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The Resistance and Removal of the Sioux Nation

- The Resistance and Removal of the Sioux Nation On December 29, 1890 at Wounded Knee, South Dakota the soldiers of the U.S. 7th cavalry slaughtered unarmed Sioux men, women and children led by Chief Big Foot. The 146 corpses were gathered up and thrown casually into a mass grave. This massacre marked the end of the Sioux resistance and ultimately the Sioux Nation. The battle that had gone on for ten long years before this between the Great Sioux Nation and the United States came to a sad end, but not unnoticed by the rest of the country....   [tags: Papers]

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America as a Nation of Immigrants

- America as a Nation of Immigrants America has, is, and will always be a nation of immigrants: the great melting pot. In the years that have passed since Emma Lazarus' poem was inscribed on the Statue of Liberty "the golden door" Americans have seen times when the door was open wide and times when it was close shut to most immigrants (Sure 4). Many people look at the present immigration problems as a purely modern dilemma. The truth is America has always struggled with the issue of immigration, both legal and illegal....   [tags: Papers]

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D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation

- D. W. Griffith’s Birth of a Nation was one of the most controversial films of the 20th century. Praised by some and resented by others, it was one of the most popular films around the world for its time because of its chaotic effect on the general public. Set in the Civil War era, Birth of a Nation glorifies the Ku Klux Klan while portraying African Americans as reprobates whom sexually coerce white women. Many historians argue that the racist epic is responsible for the second Ku Klux Klan revival as well as a considerable amount of anti-black sentiment....   [tags: film analysis, civil war, racist message]

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Evolution Of The American Nation

- Evolution of the Nation During the post Civil War time period, 1865 to 1945, the United States of America was a rapidly changing country. There were many different reforms taking place in the economic, political, and urban systems. The American industry was rising. New inventions, westward expansion, and new federal laws were making the country a melting pot of cultures from around the world. Also during this time period the nation experienced the progressive movement, economic collapse, the great depression, and President Roosevelt’s New Deal....   [tags: American History]

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Injustices Inflicted on the First Nation People of Canada

- Although the Canadian government has done a great deal to repair the injustices inflicted on the First Nations people of Canada, legislation is no where near where it needs to be to ensure future protection of aboriginal rights in the nation. An examination of the documents that comprise the Canadian Constitution and the Charter of Rights and Freedoms reveal that there is very little in the supreme legal documents of the nation that protect aboriginal rights. When compared with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples it is clear that the Canadian Constitution does not acknowledge numerous provisions regarding indigenous people that the UN resolution has included....   [tags: Canadian politics, aboriginal rights]

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Fitzgerald's Exploration of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby

- Fitzgerald's Exploration of the American Dream in The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel, The Great Gatsby, is a one of the best stories written during a chaotic period in our nation’s history, The Jazz Age. The Twenties were a time of social experiments, self-indulgence, and dissatisfaction for majority of Americans. Fitzgerald depicts all these characteristics throughout the novel with his interesting themes, settings, and characters. The most elaborate and symbolic character Fitzgerald presents to his readers is Jay Gatsby....   [tags: The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald Essays]

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Malcom X/Nation of Islam

- The Nation of Islam was founded during the Great Depression in Detroit, Michigan by a silk merchant named Wallace D. Fard. He began preaching to the black community that they didn’t deserve to live in poverty, and that the white people exploited the people so much that Fard believed that this community needed their own state. Fard accumulated more than 8,000 followers who believed that Fard was actually god, in the form of man. Elijah Poole, later known as Elijah Muhammad, took over the Nation of Islam after Fard’s disappearance in 1934....   [tags: discrimination]

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Becoming A Better Nation

- Becoming A Better Nation As an American citizen, it would be easy to say we should encourage both unity and diversity, but, in truth, it is almost impossible to implement such a great idea. Our nation would be a utopian society if we could implement both global or nation-wide unity while keeping our citizen’s diverse. Unfortunately, it’s an oxymoron – like saying we’re all alone together. Part II: The Dream Answer A. Utopia We could always take each individual aside from all they knew and brainwash them into believing that everyone was created equal, allow 10 year olds to vote just the same as 90 year olds and 45 year olds, and create family units of “brothers” and “sisters” who are of a...   [tags: social issues]

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The Blackfoot Nation

- Across Canada and the United States there are many First Nations languages which are a part of the Algonquian language family, all of which with varying states of health. Although these languages share many characteristics of the Algonquian language family, the cultures, systems of beliefs, and geographic location of their respective Nations differentiate them. In being shaped by the landscape, cultures, and spirituality of the First Nations, the language brings the speakers closer to their land and traditions while reaffirming their identity as First Peoples....   [tags: Niitsitapiiksi, Canada]

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The American Dream in The Great Gatsby

- The American dream is sought after and imagined by everyone who comes to America. It is the main reason that people come to America; they come for freedom as well as to one day attain the idea of a perfect American dream. It theoretically symbolizes what you have accomplished in life and what you wish to one day have. In my personal opinion if any person wants come to America to live a life of happiness, be released of religious persecution and the freedom to say what you feel, then it can be accomplished....   [tags: The Great Gatsby]

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The Osage Nation

- The United States of American is a country that was previously inhabited before the European Anglo-Saxons came across that Atlantic Ocean. It was a nation of independent people, multiple tribes in many places both those who made one place their home year round and others who traveled with the seasons. In the middle of this big island laid a land that belonged to the Osage tribe, and what a mighty tribe it was and still is. In the 17th century the original Osage tribe separated from the Sioux their language almost extinct belongs to the Siouan family, few Osage still speak this native language....   [tags: History of the Osage Indians]

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Nation Of Poverty

- Introduction “Like slavery and apartheid, poverty is not natural. It is man-made and it can be overcome and eradicated by the actions of human beings. And overcoming poverty is not a gesture of charity. It is an act of justice. It is the protection of a fundamental human right, the right to dignity and a decent life.” ― Nelson Mandela (Mandela, 2005, p. 123) It has been said that poor people have poor ways. Professionals use the term culture of poverty to describe that people in poverty share consistent and observable characteristics....   [tags: Slavery, Apartheid, Societies]

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Viewpoints of Durkhiem, Karl Marx, and Adam Smith

- Durkheim: What makes society progressive is the growth of a nation towards the better. What makes a nation powerful and grow is the division of labor. It has been apparent over the centuries of technological growth that within a society the more societal advancements there are, the more division of labor there is within the nation. Durkheim considered the division of labor has a natural law, one that not only was in humans but all organisms. Durkheim felt that although everything should be divided into his or her own labor, it was all for the greater good, the social solidarity....   [tags: society, social solidarity, nation]

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The Incredible Place that is Cuba

- Cuba, Cuba, Cuba. Ranging from grassy plains to gentle hills, from steep mountainsides to calm waters of the beach, Cuba is truly one of the most fascinating places in the world. From the capital city of Havana, to the less populated areas like Guisa, Cuba is highly regarded as a shockingly beautiful location. However, behind all of the beauty, there is a world of history and culture. In fact, located in the Caribbean, Cuba provides an incredible blend of rich history, interesting geography, and unique culture....   [tags: a very particular island nation]

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Freedom From the Queen: The Wrong Decision For Scotland

- For many years Scotland has been flirting with the idea of leaving the United Kingdom and going off on their own to become an independent nation. While at first glance this peaceful secession seems like it would be a great opportunity for Scotland, but in truth this would be a catastrophic mistake. In 2014 the people of Scotland, through a referendum created by the Scottish National Party (SNP), will have the choice to become its own nation. Scotland is not ready for independence from the United Kingdom....   [tags: independent nation, UK, economy]

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Interventionist America: The Spanish War

- When America claimed independence from Great Britain and became a self-governing nation, one of the founding fathers’ most ardent desires, and indeed one of the foremost principles upon which the nation was founded, was isolation from the affairs of other countries. Having just turned their backs on the Old World, the new republic had no wish to become embroiled once more in the wars, alliances, and false-faces of Europe’s nations. Thomas Jefferson believed that, “[It is] fundamental for the United States, never to take active part in the quarrels of Europe.” Explaining the reasons for this necessary separation, he argued, “Their political interests…their mutual jealousies, their balance of...   [tags: independence, self-governing nation]

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War and Nation-Building

- War and Nation-Building The term ‘nation-building’ is often defined as evolution rather than revolution, though it can mean different things to different people. As that reason, nation-building refers to give assistance in the development of governmental basic structure, civil society and economics in a dysfunctional or unstable country in order to increase stability. Therefore, War, which may lead to civil or global confusion, does not promote nation-building....   [tags: Papers]

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The Great Departure

- The Great Departure Daniel Smith’s, The Great Departure illustrates very well the United State’s evolution from a traditionally isolationist nation to an interventionist nation. WWI literally dragged the U.S. out of its isolationist shell and placed the U.S. at the forefront of international politics. The pressure to join WWI was resisted greatly by the Wilson administration and the country as a whole. Smith does an excellent job at presenting the factors that influenced the U.S. to enter the war and at conveying the mind set of American leaders during this time and the issues they faced pertaining to the war....   [tags: Great Departure Essays]

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World War 2 and the Superpower Nation

- The Second World War gave rise to a multitude of new ideas which changed the course of modern society, the idea which has had the greatest impact on the world as a whole is the concept of the superpower nation. To be a superpower, a nation needs to have a strong economy, an overpowering military, immense international political power, and related to this, a strong national ideology. It was this war (WWII), and its results that spawned the formation of superpowers and lead them to experience such a preponderance of power....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Uniting the Nation: Everyone Needs a Tattoo

- Uniting the Nation: Everyone Needs a Tattoo          I think I was sixteen when I first wanted to get a tattoo, but then again I also wanted to get my ear pierced and die my hair blue. Well I'm eighteen now, my hair is red, well the red it’s been since I've had hair and neither of my ears are pierced but I did end up getting that tattoo. In fact I also got him a friend. Now I'm stuck with two of them, but I don't have any regrets, not yet anyway.          The plan for getting a tattoo was mine and my friend's....   [tags: Solutions Papers Proposal Essays]

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The Great Gatsby in the American Classroom

- The Great Gatsby in the American Classroom       In determining why The Great Gatsby is so frequently assigned at various education levels, my thoughts reverted to our discussion on the Vendler text and the premise that teachers may be attempting to seduce their students into learning. In connection to this discussion, I reflected on my own classroom and what I hope to achieve with my students. I find the "seduction" of students to be an integral component in teaching students to appreciate the learning process....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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Symbols and Symbolism in The Great Gatsby

- Symbolism in The Great Gatsby     Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby has more relevance in today’s society than it did when it was written. With the recent societal trend that emphasizes lack of morals and material wealth over a meaningful existence, Fitzgerald’s message really hits home. Which is more important - money or love. Social status or being true to oneself. Fitzgerald uses metaphor and symbols to great effect in order to illustrate what can happen when the pursuit of happiness becomes warped (by American ideals) into the pursuit of money....   [tags: Great Gatsby Essays]

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The Influence of a Superpower: Aiding a Nation

- In July of 2011, South Sudan gained its independence from Sudan, becoming the world’s youngest country (Government of the Republic of South Sudan). This monumental event came with a long history of conflict, war, and struggle. At the time, Sudan faced civil unrest in many regions of its country, especially in the southern and western regions. The one most recently affected is the city of Darfur in the West. Although, South Sudan gained its independence, it was not done alone. The northeastern country of Sudan received American aid and guidance through support, resources, the implementation of policies, and reformation (South Sudan Profile)....   [tags: sudan, sudanese conflicts, african countries]

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D.W. Griffith and The Birth of a Nation

- In 1915 the American film industry was forever changed as it took its first step toward modern filmmaking. It was the year D.W. Griffith’s A The Birth of a Nation was released, a racially insensitive film depicting life during the Civil War and Reconstruction in America. It is arguably first major success in American cinema as it was the highest grossing film of its time. It is no accident that the film destine to redefine the film industry in the United States would inevitable be a national historical epic, for the film was a response to the growing presents of foreign films dominating American cinema....   [tags: history of film making]

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The People, the Nation, and the NSA

- Together as a society we have grown in many ways. Many people would likely say that the greatest growth we have experienced as a nation has been through technology. With the increasing use of technology in America, data has also become an abundant factor. Data use in America has become so common in fact, that now even the National Security Agency has begun to take notice. In the recent past, it has been discovered that the NSA has begun to compile this data across America. They excuse this collection of data as a safeguard to the nation’s security....   [tags: data, technology, surveillance, freedom, terrorism]

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America is NOT a Christian Nation

- On a daily basis we lie to, hassle, hustle, persecute, degrade, judge, kill, leave to starve, and envy not only our fellow American, but we do these things to the man sitting right next to us, but “In God We Trust,” right. Wrong. How can we possibly claim to be a Christian nation when we have been through hundreds of years of religious rights violations, when we have people who are in diar need but no one as a whole no one cares enough about them, and when the African-American species faces endangerment....   [tags: Religion in America]

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An Introduction To The Nation of Germany

- Introduction & County Background Geographically, Germany is centrally located in the heart of Europe. Germany’s land mass goes from the North Sea to the Baltic Sea in the North, to the Alps in the South. (World Geography, 2012) The country covers 138,000 square miles, making it approximately the combined size of Missouri and Washington State. (US Fast Facts, 2012) Germany is a federal parliamentary republic that has a current population of around 81 million people, making it the fifteenth most populous country in the world....   [tags: Countries of The World]

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Herb is the Healing of a Nation

- Herb is the Healing of a Nation Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are the sovereign rights of a man. This means every human should be able to live a fulfilling life as they see fit following dreams and aspirations until happiness and inner peace is achieved. From the dawn of human time expanding one’s conscious was the known path to enlightenment, self actualization, and ultimate happiness. People take all different routes whether it is through religion, meditation, knowledge, or even the use of psychedelics like marijuana....   [tags: Drugs]

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Health Care: A Nation in Crisis

- The United States of America is current facing a financial crisis of biblical proportions. The central to this crisis is the catalyst of health care costs. Most American’s spend over half of their yearly income on their health. Only a tenth of the nation’s population has health insurance and a chronic or prolonged illness can and does bankrupt people. Without a plan for the salvation of the national, as well as the citizen’s economic wellbeing, we all will go bankrupt. It will take the entire leadership of this nation, along with individual efforts is needed to prevent this catastrophe from coming to true....   [tags: Health Care ]

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The Assassination That Changed the Nation

- In January of 1961, John F. Kennedy, or usually known by his initials JFK, became the 35th President of the United States. He was sworn in at the young age of 43, becoming the youngest man elected to office and the first of the Roman Catholic faith. Kennedy, a distinguished man of confidence, was known for his good looks, irresistible personality, and oratory skills. Kennedy is said to have “brought to public life not only the hard assets of leadership, but the rarest capacity to illuminate ideas by the grace of his personality and the clarity of his speech” (Freeman, par 5)....   [tags: jfk's assassination, john kennedy,zapruder film]

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Japan: A Modern Day Nation

- ... This, along with the Reverse Course. This helped Japan move more towards a modern democracy by having its foreign policy based around its relationship with the US, which set Japan as a beacon of US policy in Asia (Goto-Jones, 97). Joint to Japan’s progression with modernity through history is the new found knowledge and technology that developed. When the Westerners arrived with their technology of the toy train, this represented a display of more advanced technology from a greater source of power (Goto-Jones, 17)....   [tags: culture, changes, government, traditions]

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Building the Nation with Synchronization

- Taxes are financial charges laid upon individuals or property owners to support the government, it includes the expenditures on war, the enforcement of law and public order, protection of property, economic infrastructure, public works, social engineering, to fund welfare and public services, and the operation of government itself. It’s for the well-being of the country and to avoid any misunderstanding towards its citizens and public servants of the government. It only shows that it is fundamental for individuals to pay their taxes properly and in the right time for the country so it can prosper well and maybe it can increase the percentage of our country’s rate on how it improves by its ow...   [tags: Government]

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Norther Ireland: A Nation Divided

- ... They believe that their way is the path that Northern Ireland should follow, whether that is to unite with Great Britain or to remain an individual country. Because of this fear of losing their identities, violence and for the opposing group has turned the country into an internal battlefield. Another significant patter I discovered was the presence the country’s history. History is undying and the history of Northern Ireland is a vast map of peace, power, struggle and identity. Throughout time, Northern Ireland has been subject to attacks, invasions, and betrayals....   [tags: violence, terror, suffering and death]

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Franklin D. Roosevelt: The 32nd American President

- Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR), the 32nd President of the United States, was America’s greatest leader during the 20th century. (Source) No other President was elected into such a state of crisis as FDR. He successfully used effective team building in the restructure of our nation as we climbed out of The Great Depression. Also, his idealized influence and inspirational motivation were key to pulling the nation together during the hurdles of World War II. First, I’ll discuss the background of this great leader and how this developed him into our countries greatest president....   [tags: leader, team, nation, motivation, depression]

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What is a Nation-State?

- The first few days of class, I remember going over the significance of a nation-state. Everyone identified it as a country governed under one government, however, what exactly is a nation-state. It was decided that in order to understand its meaning we would dissected the word; a nation was identified not as a physical identity but rather how individual identify themselves, which can be interpreted as what you think of yourself. A state was determined to be the physical characteristics, such as the boarders of a land, it also constitutes of human resources and governmental agencies....   [tags: Political Science]

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Viability of the Nation-State

- The uncertainty of the nation-state's continued viability in light of the many effects of globalization has led to a large amount of dialogue on the subject. In particular, aspects of the global economy are frequently referenced to when discussing possible decreases in power. Some of the primary trends are increased levels of FDI, the growing amount of production lines that cross borders, influences of technology and the internet, and increasingly global flows of labor. These have certainly made it difficult for the nation-state to retain power over its domestic policies....   [tags: Foreign Direct Investment]

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Gallipoli: The defining moment in Australian National Identity

- Australia is a relatively young country; only becoming a unified nation in 1901 (Commonwealth of Australia, 2012). A young country is no different from a young person; identity is an issue. Questions of who am I and where do I fit in the world are asked, and unfortunately not often answered until a tragedy occurs. National identity is a sense of a nation and its people as a connected whole. This feeling of cohesiveness can be shaped by many events in a nation’s history but none more so than war....   [tags: Australia, Young Country, Unified Nation]

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Problems Facing the Nation

- The nation is facing one of its most distressed times. This country has fallen from its once great position, undermined by corporate greed, and military threats. Several factors have helped to contribute to this decline from the growing deficit, to our dependency on oil and the war on terrorism. Our economy took a tumble in December 2007 our gross domestic product also continued to decrease. However, congress did not recognize the signs of the recession until December 2008 (Isidore). During this time mass layoffs and numerous business closures occurred....   [tags: US Government]

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Nation Brand of Kazakhstan

- As “a bird may be known by its song”, so each country may be known by its Nation Brand. It means that each country has something very particular and special that characterizes only this country. I see Kazakhstan Nation Brand in the eyes of the citizen of the Republic, however, the foreigners’ perception of Kazakhstan Nation Brand should be also taken in account in order to understand what reputation Kazakhstan has in the world community. Many people abroad come to Kazakhstan for different purposes, so how do they see Kazakhstan and what influenced their perception of the country....   [tags: Culture ]

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Aboilitionist Movement and Why It Was So Effective

- In the early years of this “Land of The Free”, not all of the individuals on American soil were actually free. This nation was built upon the laborious work and tears of African people. As time went on, these individuals began to fight against the struggle of their life as a slave in the 1800s. After slavery had reduced a great deal, a variety of leading figures began to work towards completely abolishing slavery. As the final analysis, the abolitionist movement after the middle of the 1800s came to be the most effective element to the nation as a whole....   [tags: element, nation, slavery, free, rights]

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The Iroquois Indian Nation

- Nothing is more fundamental yet so important to the freedoms we enjoy as Americans as the United States Constitution, which guarantee our right to do and say as we please so long as it does no harm to anyone. The Iroquois Nation preamble is placed on perfect peace for the welfare of the people. Their focus was fighting for the liberty of the people. Among the Indian nations whose ancient seats were within the limits of our republic, the Iroquois have long continued to occupy the conspicuous position....   [tags: History Native American]

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Hacking sweeps the nation

- “We cannot defend ourselves with a weapon…but we can do this with their cars, homes, bars, brothels and everything else in their possession. It won’t be difficult; we all know who they are and where they are located.” Quoted from an Anonymous member. (Schiller, A.6.) Computer hacking began in the 1950s with an individual looking out for his own personal gains; like free phone calls for instance. The perception of hackers ever since has become very negative. Hacking has evolved over time, with many modern hackers following their own set of values that they believe are, arguably positive motives....   [tags: Technology]

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