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The History of Modern Latin America

- The history of modern Latin America begins after the Second World War when the economic changes wrought by the war, namely the shift towards manufacturing and urbanization, produced political and diplomatic changes across the Americas. The end of the war led to increased imports from the West, reducing the competitiveness of Latin American industry. Additionally, falling crop prices led to increasing urbanization. The result of these economic and demographic shifts was the rise of a populist movement throughout Latin America....   [tags: Latin America]

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The Chemistry of Love in Modern America

- The Wonderful World of Disney is magical land full of fun, happiness, friendships, and love. Children from a young age are captivated by the colorful art, whacky characters, and funny moments found in the classic cartoon films. The children may walk away from the movie feeling happy, but their minds have been contaminated with ideas far beyond their understanding; ideas specially pertaining to love. From such a young age, children are used the idea of ideal love, love at first site, and eternal love from Cinderella, Pocahontas, Beauty and the Beast, and many others....   [tags: Relationships]

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Disney, an Influence on Modern America

- Disney, an Influence on Modern America While most just think of Walt Disney as the creator of the Disney movie empire and the Disney theme parks, those such as author Steven Watts, who think more deeply about Disney, consider him to be the “influential architect of modern America” (Watts, p. 4). While the genius of Walt Disney has affected many aspects of American, and now overseas, cultures, his empire has had a significant impact on what people experience during childhood. BACKGROUND OF THE DISNEY EMPIRE Walter “Walt” Disney was born on December 5, 1901 in Illinois, but he lived most of his life in Missouri....   [tags: disney movies, movie empire]

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The Constitution Of Modern America

- The Constitution in Modern America On September 17, 1787, thirty-nine Anglo-Saxon men, 26 to 81 years of age, signed the United States Constitution, a secular document created in rebellion to a theocratic English government. Most signers were well-educated and wealthy. Their birthplaces were either in the land that became one out of twelve of the original thirteen colonies (with no representative from Rhode Island) or in areas outside this region that were part of the British Empire, including Ireland, the British West Indies and Great Britain....   [tags: Supreme Court of the United States]

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The Lingering Effects Of Slavery On Modern America

- Ayesha Patel Though Piece 2- Between the World and Me 1. Te-Nehisi Coates summarizes the work of historians to demonstrate the lingering effects of slavery and racism on modern America. Did you find his use of history effective or persuasive. Segregation and discrimination changes a lot of things for people, changes their standard of living, their everyday life and changes their way of thinking. Our culture is shaped by racism. We grew up learning about the history and how the superior ones mistreated the old people....   [tags: Slavery, Black people, White people]

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Sexual Irreverence in Modern America

- It may not be a 1960s sexual revolution but Americans' attitudes toward sex have certainly taken a dramatic turn toward sexual irreverence. American culture has lost all sense of discretion. We have no boundaries or sense of anything being a private matter. After we cruised through the conservative 50’s; we chanted and swayed through the sexual revolution of the 60’s. But we didn’t stop there. Now we’re riding the fiber optic wave of immediate and impersonal self-gratification. American culture is getting more accepting of provocative messages and behavior with each passing decade....   [tags: sex, ethics, argumentative, persuasive]

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Emergence of Modern Dance in America

- Final Paper Modern dance flourished in the twentieth century embodying a tradition of theatrical dance unique to classic ballet. Unlike in classic ballet, modern dance did not represent expression, but rather an obsession with modern art itself. By analyzing the contrasting cultural elements of dance from both ballet and modern dance it will reveal the hybridity of dance culture. Early modern day American dancers Isadora Duncan and Ruth St. Denis symbolized the breakaway from the classical ballet European culture (Thomas)....   [tags: Contemporary, Ballet]

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The Catalyst that Changed Modern America

- There are many spurs who did not play basketball in San Antonio for the National Basketball Association against twenty nine other teams. Many of these humans chose to change the world due to their interest and not for wealth. Henry David Thoreau found even the most absurd things to grasp his attention, which was important to the ignorance of the people. Agitated about the government, he wanted to see the correct behavior and the goodness of human character. Thoreau also stressed the concern to stand out and alone....   [tags: Thoreau's transcendentalism]

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The Loss of Freedom in Modern America

- The Loss of Freedom in Modern America Society exists in two realms: public and private. Thousands of years ago, the public realm was clearly defined as the political arena, where men interacted one with another, and the private realm dwelled among the work and labor of man. The progression from ancient Greece to modern day society has blurred the defining line between the two due to the increasing influence of money. In Greek society, the public realm was a place of action: a place to achieve freedom....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Silencing the Left in Modern America

- Silencing the Left in Modern America “Just so you know, we’re ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas.” -- Natalie Maines on tour in England The crowd erupted in cheers. Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks band had just excited two thousand fans in a small London club with her anti-Bush statement, only one week before American forces entered Iraq. The Dixie Chicks finished their concert riding the high of their audience’s support. Little did they know the trouble these fifteen words would cause....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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Fate in the German Epics and Modern America

- Fate is defined as “something that unavoidably befalls a person; that free will does not exist” (American Heritage Dictionary). Fate is one of the central themes in the three Germanic Epics: The Nibelungenlied, Njal’s Saga, and Beowulf. In all the stories, the characters believe everything that occurs is predetermined. Hagen believes that he is fated to die in The Nibelungenlied; Njal sees the future through his dream in Njal’s Saga; Beowulf defeats Grendel’s Mother because fate has decided that he should win in Beowulf....   [tags: The Nibelungenlied, Njal´s Saga, Beowulf]

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The Progressive Era's Affect on Modern America

- Where did some of modern America's issues originate from. The answer to that is the Progressive Era. The Legislation of that era laid all of the groundwork for today, and much of it is still in public debate today. Roosevelt, Taft, and Wilson, three of the presidents from that era, all played roles in the groundwork. These presidents passed acts, tariffs, and amendments that are still with us, and debated today. The Progressive mind was run by the needs for reform. Reform was run mainly by women, who started feminism; a term meaning freedom for full person development....   [tags: American History]

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Race And Ethnicity : Modern Psychological Research Is Not Inclusive Enough For Modern America

- Research suggests that the categories used to collect data regarding race and ethnicity in modern psychological research is not inclusive enough for modern America (Helms, Jernigan, & Mascher 2005). Race can be defined as “the biological characteristics reflected in physical appearance” (Helms, Jernigan, & Mascher 2005, p.1) and it is definitions like this one that most researchers use to design measures of race. It should be noted, however, that race can be thought of as a social construction and not an innate concept....   [tags: Ethnic group, Race, Nation, Race]

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Modern Conveniences in America

- Modern Conveniences Living in a time where modern conveniences are at hand makes an easy life. If the everyday objects like microwaves, air conditioning, and televisions were taken away people would not be able to function. The American society was not always so lucky to have everything effortless. Before microwaves and refrigerators were invented, people truly had to work for their food. Inventions have really made every day lives convenient. The microwave oven revolutionized cooking, making it quick and trouble-free to prepare a complete meal....   [tags: Conveniences]

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Employment Discrimination Against Black Felons: The New Jim Crow Era

- In today’s world, we treat criminals and offenders that are out of prison in a similar manner to how people were treated in the Jim Crow era. One example of the new Jim Crow Era is Sonya Jennings. Sonya is a felon as well as an African American mother. She was given an eight years probation after being arrested for possession of narcotics. Since Sonya is now tagged as a felon, she does not have the right to vote, she cannot receive public welfare, and she faces job discrimination (Alexander)....   [tags: Racism in Modern America]

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Native American Culture in a Modern America: House Made of Dawn by Scott Momaday

- Native American Culture in a Modern America House Made of dawn by Scott Momaday is about a Native American named Abel who struggles throughout his journey, always wanting to belong to his tribe, but his failure to immerse himself with his own culture as well as struggle with modern life leaves him devastated. This causes Abel to develop an alcohol problem and communication problems, with his tribe and also causes him to distrust Caucasian men around him. The novel portrays the identity crisis that Native American’s suffer, through Abels search for identity as he struggles to cope with the two very different worlds he is forced to live in....   [tags: tribes, communication problem, fitting in]

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The Modern Social Sciences Of America Come?

- 1. From where do the modern social sciences in America come. The modern social sciences came out of the older, established humanistic traditions (i.e. history, philosophy, morals, etc.) that were dominated by upper class intellectuals (not associated with academic institutions), government officials, and religious instructors (i.e. clergymen). Clergymen often addressed social scientific topics such as political economy and philosophical psychology (that had been established in Britain and other foreign nations) in their courses on moral and mental philosophy....   [tags: Scientific method, Science, Social sciences]

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Politics of Modern Latin America

- Politics of Modern Latin America As a North American Latin woman, I have gone through the educational system (14 years of schooling) without every learning much about the political system of Latin America. Most of my knowledge has become available to me by my parents who are loyal viewers of channel 41 and 47. These two channels are Spanish-speaking channels that along with the traditional game shows, talk shows, and soap operas also include a news broadcast that covers stories and events of all of America....   [tags: Papers]

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Modern Day America And Its Effects On The Middle Of A Rainforest

- Imagine yourself in the middle of a rainforest, listen to the sounds around you, smell the fresh air, hear the wildlife; take that image and get rid of the trees around you, the sounds of wildlife, and the smell of fresh air. Instead of a rainforest you are now in the middle of a seemingly endless sea of trash and waste. The fresh scent in the air gone, the sprawling land of greenery and trees gone, and the sounds of the forest is reduced to the sound of heavy machinery trying vainly to reduce trash into smaller more compact waste....   [tags: Recycling, Carbon dioxide, Soil, Waste management]

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Modern Day America, By Mary Shelley 's Frankenstein

- Clipped beaks, growth hormones, and tail docking; Factory Farming is rising over traditional farming in America’s agriculture industry and it is really taking its toll on the animal population. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, she explores the potential horrors of technological growth and the consequences of unnatural modifications to living, or in this case, nonliving organisms. Many monsters today are not the same stereotype of old horror movies and books, but perhaps they may be wearing white lab coats and instead of creating a monster, they create new hormones and chemicals to increase an animal’s growth so they will produce more of whatever product they are being exploited for....   [tags: Agriculture, Livestock, Factory farming]

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Modern Wicca in America

- Modern Wicca in America Abstract Wicca, an alternate and often preferred name for the religion of neo-Pagan witchcraft; a religion based, in part, on ancient northern European Pagan beliefs in a fertility Goddess and her consort, a horned God. Although the religion is a modern creation, some of its sources pre-date the Christian era by many centuries. Most Wiccans do not believe that their religion is a direct continuous descendent of this earlier religion. They see it as a modern reconstruction....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison Between the World of Beowulf and Modern America

- A Comparison Between the World of Beowulf and Modern America Despite numerous cultural and technological advancements, life in modern America continues to bear resemblance to the Anglo-Saxon world. Although it may take time and some loss of pride to admit it, since characteristics of human nature have stayed the same, from work place to personal relationships, the similarities between the two worlds are uncanny. Comitatus, an agreement between a lord and his thanes, may seem a little strange at first....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essays]

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Cat Statuettes in Ancient Egypt and Modern America

- Cat Statuettes in Ancient Egypt and Modern America Although ancient Egyptians admired similar statuettes of cats as modern Americans collect today, the Egyptians saw these statuettes as religious symbols with long histories, and the modern Americans see these statuettes as a way of showing the love and admiration that they feel towards their cats. An advertisement for a porcelain statuettes that was made to look like an Egyptian cat statuette shows that this type of statuette survived for a very long time....   [tags: Advertisement Symbolism History Essays]

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The Principles That Run Modern Day America

- I once asked my uncle what was the difference between Democrats and Republicans. He looked at me with a straight face and told me that there is no difference. I then asked him how do people know whom to vote for then. He said, “They don’t”. As Paul Goren perceives, “Citizens rely heavily on partisanship and core principles ton construct their policy preferences, to guide their evaluations of public officials” (881). Democrats and Republicans both want our country to flourish, but they have different ideas on how to accomplish this goal....   [tags: politics, democrats, republicans]

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Modern-Day Racism in America

- Racism still exists all over America today. I see it on television, in the news, and I even hear about it at school. It seems that even after hundreds of years, people still feel like African Americans are inferior, as was demonstrated in To Kill a Mockingbird. We are making strides toward equality, such as electing the country’s first African-American president; however, at this point, it’s easy to think that racial equality could never fully be achieved. The beginning steps towards racial equality began in the 1860s with the election of President Abraham Lincoln, who was against the enslavement of African Americans....   [tags: To Kill a Mockingbird, Racial Discrimination]

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Corporate America and Modern Society

- Corporate America and Modern Society Large corporations affect most of society today, and these affects have split the U.S. workers into two factions. People are becoming frustrated over companies having huge lay-offs, firing thousands of employees, shutting down businesses, and moving to countries like Mexico to make a bigger profit. What happens to those people who have families to take care of. Where are they going to find money to pay for their children’s medical bills, education, food, and clothing....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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The Modern Society : America 's Version Of Beautiful

- In today 's modern society, American 's want to be beautiful. Fashion magazines and Hollywood movies glamorize a very slender figure and fashion designers cater to that vanity point. When it comes to weight loss, men and women alike are choosing to take the path of least resistance when it comes to reaching that goal; to be America 's version of beautiful. Weight loss companies around the world have noticed this and marketing has increased, at the expense of the consumer 's health. The availability of prescription and non-prescription diet pills and aids continue to rise and overuse of these products can lead to unhealthy eating habits and cause problems such as heart attacks, strokes, and o...   [tags: Obesity, Weight loss, Nutrition, Health]

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Florida: History and Modern Attractions of the 27th State in America

- Florida Florida joined the union in 1845 as the 27th state in America, soon after it was named the sunshine state. Discovered by the Spanish, Florida has natural beauty to die for. When instated into the union Florida faced turmoil within the government due to the issue of slavery. Today Florida has natural wonders as well as manmade wonders like Disney World and Universal Theme park. Florida’s education system is very strong as well. Florida has many universities with great academic programs and great students....   [tags: american history, florida]

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America's Policy Towards War

- America's Policy Towards War Until the end of the twentieth century America’s policy towards war was to stay neutral. We stayed out of other governments battles and we avoided war. The United States did not force our ideals on any foreign governments. The US did not want to be the bully who forces countries into having freedom and independence. This noninterventionist America, devoted to solving its own problems and developing its own civilization, became the wonder of the world. People were compelled to come to this wonderful country and share in the freedoms it enjoys....   [tags: America Modern War Violence History Essays]

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Mental Illness : The Modern World Of America And Europe

- Mental illness is documented in Chinese text as going as far back as the first millennium B.C.E. ("Mental Health"). We are only going to be focusing on the Western world of America and Europe. During the last 175 years progress has been made in the way mental illness has been treated and looked at. Mental hospitals throughout history have gone from inhumane to more humane, but we still need to improve the mental health stigma in order to give the mentally ill the help they need. Historically the conditions at mental hospitals were horrible during the eighteenth century....   [tags: Psychiatry, Mental disorder, Psychiatric hospital]

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Comparing the Hero in Homer’s The Odyssey with the Modern Hero Described in Whitman’s I hear America Singing

- One of the main similarities in ancient Greek epics is that there are always great heroes who overcome many difficult and daunting challenges and goes on long adventures. The issue of heroic stature and the character of the hero have a great importance on the epics itself. Classical Greek heroes are usually born to do great things, go on epic journeys and in the end they would receive a reward for their troubles. In Homer’s the Odyssey, Odysseus has many different qualities that classify him as a hero....   [tags: the odyssey, I hear America Singing]

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America 's Changing Modern Day Eating Habits

- Americans diets have been drastically changing throughout time. Today we will take a look at how our great grandparent and grandparents (30-50s) ate compared to the current American eating habits. Cookbooks that once served as the main way to cook and find new recipes have disappeared from the modern kitchen. Home cooked meals from scratch has been replaced by the ease of processed and boxed foods. Our modern day eating happens have dramatically changed compared to those of our grandparent’s generation....   [tags: Food, Nutrition, World War II, Great Depression]

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The Impact of Puritans on the Development of America and Its Influence on Modern Society

- ... They believed the Church of England worshipped idols and prayed to many gods, for example the Catholic Church praying to the Saints. The Puritans broke away from the Church of England for these reasons and wanted a world where there was one true God according to their religion. The new world in America offered the Puritans this opportunity to be free from the Church of England and form their own communities according to the way they viewed Christianity. The Puritan term comes from the belief that one should remain pure in body and in thought to God....   [tags: individual freedom, liberty, pursuit of happines]

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The World Split Open : How The Modern Women 's Movement Changed America

- During the 1950’s, the vast majority of American Woman lived a traditional lifestyle that society at large claimed would bring happiness and fulfillment. The model of this lifestyle is as follows: a woman’s job was to stay at home to keep house and raise children while the husband’s job supported the family financially. When the life they were living matched the picture that society painted as perfect, but brought them despair and made them long for something more, they thought the problem stemmed from within themselves and not their situation....   [tags: Equal Employment Opportunity Commission]

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The Feeding America Network Uses Short, Modern, And Bold Font

- is a a charitable organization with food banks across the country. They are trying to decrease the amount of people around the world from hunger. To achieve this goal, they want to inform the audience more of the cause through this website. uses modern, bold font and touching words to reach out to the readers emotionally to support their fight against hunger in communities. The Feeding America network uses short, modern, and bold font to emphasize the words....   [tags: Color, Green, Times Roman, Want]

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Analysis of Josuha Zeita´s Flapper: A Madcap Story of Sex, Style, Celebrity, and the Women Who Made America Modern

- ... Dating revolves around “public leisure” which requires commerce and romance. An automobile also allowed easier access to amusement parks and theatres. The creation of amusement parks was an expansion of technology and several attractions like the Tunnel of Love or Cannon Coaster enhanced the physical attraction between women and men. Technology brought the “ready-to-wear revolution” to the people. The spinning jenny and the power loom makes mass production of clothing effortless. Various clothing and sizes were now available to everyone....   [tags: media, consumerism, celebrity]

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Breaking Bad is the Single Dominating Modern-day Television Series America

- ... From “Outstanding Lead Actor” to “Outstanding Supporting Actress” the dozens of awards the series' crew was able to wrack up serves as a clear indicator that Vince Gilligan did a noteworthy job of selecting a first-rate line of actors and actresses. By doing so, he was able to successfully execute the vision he sought out for “Breaking Bad.” As viewers watch addicting episode after addicting episode, the show progresses to straddle a line of reality and, “Is that really happening?” With countless events occurring within the series that appear to be too grotesque or twisted to even be possible, viewers must keep in mind that many of the tactful operations “Breaking Bad's” protagonist exe...   [tags: crystal meth, teacher, cancer]

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Modern Day versus Civil War Racism in America

- Today racism still exists, but not to the extent that it did during Civil War times. There is still the same amount if not more racism today even though it is very subtle in how it is displayed and also, due to laws that protect US citizens from it. Racism can be displayed through the media, marriage, and even at public schools. Usually television commercials are used to bring the good out of different products and the people that consume or sell the product, but sometimes the commercial will bring out the good in the product, but bring out the bad in the person....   [tags: Race]

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Latin America and Anglo-Saxon America

- “Latin” America and “Anglo-Saxon” America Latin America is conceived as inferior to the United States and Europe, from the perspective of “modernity.” This conception has been formed because of the ideas of Latinidad. Latinidad is an ideology under ex-Spanish and ex-Portuguese colonies that were located in the new global world (Mignolo, 2002, p. 58). In the end Latinidad ideology became a consequence of colonial and imperial conflicts and how those conflicts had been constructed (Mignolo, 2002, p....   [tags: Inferiority of Latin America]

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America Today Still Has Slavery

- Human trafficking, a terrible crime known as a modern day form of slavery, “Human trafficking endangers the lives of millions of people around the world, and it is a crime that knows no borders” (Obama). Not many people realize the significant number of people human trafficked within the U.S. People forced into human trafficking are victims of modern day slavery because they are forced into trafficking by physical and emotional abuse, they are tricked by false opportunities, and they are often unprotected by the law....   [tags: Human Trafficking, Modern Day Slavery, Crime]

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The Tragedy of Racism in America

- Less than fifty years ago, America was a society of segregation and racism. Racism is defined as “the belief that a particular race is superior to another” (pg 3?) Although it is clear things have changed, racism is still visible in modern America. Relationships between African Americans and whites are generally better than they were in the forties and fifties. Today, it is not common to see a black man walk down the street and step off the sidewalk to let a white man walk by, or to see a black man sitting on a different section of the bus or train because a white man says he has too....   [tags: Prejudice in America]

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Television Show, Suits, Shows Conceptual Old Lawyers Ideals in Modern Light

- ... The show depicts lawyers walking around in thousand-dollar suits, dining in exclusive restaurants, and flying to cities in private jet airplanes, illusive to the reality of their intact moral code. Corporate America has negatively influenced how lawyers are perceived. Capitalism creates a drive for competition, and innovation. Lawyers defend cooperation who are controlled by modern-day tycoons, and demand issues to be resolved by any means necessary. This eventually creates an ethical dilema for lawyers and disdains lawyers’ reputation....   [tags: corporate america, politics, justice]

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The Invention Of The Latin America

- Nineteenth Century ‘Latin America’ In Michel Gobat’s The Invention of the Latin America: A Transnational History of Anti-Imperialism, Democracy, and Race, he discusses the social construction of the term Latin America in the 19th century. The term Latin America was used to push against United States expansionism and European imperialism. The emergence of ‘Latin America’ is tied to a race, a democratic-republican government and linked to the idea of modernity, and the pushback against the United States....   [tags: Latin America, United States, Americas]

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Immigration Is What Has Made America What It Is Today

- Immigration is what has made America what it is today. In fact, there would be no America if not for immigration because everyone in the country is an immigrant or is directly descended from one. Even the oldest inhabitants, the Native Americans, emigrated from Asia. The rest of us come from all different places in the world. Countries such as England, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, China, Germany, and many others have all contributed to populate the United States. Immigration started with our nation’s beginning and it hasn’t seen and had continued for every year since....   [tags: modern immigration policies in the US]

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The Modern Society is Product of Wage Labor

- Wage labor change the American ideal from being individualistic and have control over their own life to take part of the system or you have no chance to make any money. Before industrial revolution rise, the ideals of owning your own business was the American dream. Taking a job with wage given by an employer was totally optional(usually work on the other job when there are not much to do on the farming business) . The community was totally seperate by the region and The term proprietorship means managing or owning ones business, whether it is successful or not, which is the main ideal of American....   [tags: Wage Labor, America, Individualistic]

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The European Colonisation Of North America

- The coming of the Europeans led to the colonisation of the region by the powerful European colonies such as England, Spain, and Portugal, etc. was aided by various expeditions that led to the discovery of North America. Christopher Columbus played an important part in the exploration of the American continent which shed more light on the existence of North American lands that were good for both agriculture and other developmental abilities. This paper examines the extent that the European colonisation of North America was a utopian experiment....   [tags: United States, North America, Colonialism, Utopia]

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Colonialism And Its Impact On Latin America

- There are many legacies of colonialism that impacted the development of Latin American republics. As well, many of these legacies still thrive throughout modern Latin America. A legacy that impacted Latin America and still continues to affect it, is the change that colonialism caused with ancestral knowledge. Before colonialism, many parts of Latin America were inhibited by many tribes such as the Mayans. As colonialism swept through these parts of Latin America, these tribes started to diminish because of the “growing and ecological strains”, when this occurred, tribes disbanded and ceased to continued....   [tags: United States, Cuba, Latin America]

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Modern Society in The Wizard of Oz

- I have chosen to write about the wizard of Something is typically considered modern according to, an online repository of word definitions as ‘characteristic of present and recent; contemporary; not antiquated or obsolete’. This viewpoint of the contemporary manifests itself in the onward march of technological progress and the innate human desire to advance and improve on those that came before us. To be modern is to accept that the past is of a lesser state of development than how we are living in modern times, and that the current paradigm of contemporary society is a clear and present progressivist as stated by the article Redefining the Modern World 2013 ‘We define "n...   [tags: film, society, modern]

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The United States: A Modern Dystopia

- Content I. Introduction: 1. The two dystopias 2. Why the United States is a mix of both II. Body: 1. Announcing the War 2. Synthesizing Unity 3. Silencing Opposition 4. Dehumanizing the Enemy III. Conclusion: 1. The Hypocrisy of Modern Society In English literature, two versions of dystopia exist. The first is the one George Orwell presented in his famous novel 1984.1 It is a dystopia in which the government engages in misinformation of its citizens, where the dictator is idealized and almost worshipped....   [tags: Modern Dystopia Essays]

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Biblical Allegories in Modern Literature

- ... Ethan has his ultimate downfall and fall into hypocrisy when he admits that “to most of the world success is never bad” which again highlights the damaged ideals of the new world. The ties to the bible are not only shown through the ideals of the sacred text but also through the similarities between the biblical stories and Steinbeck’s texts. The bible and the Christian faith are centered around stories due to their ability to teach a lesson while also making sure that idea is never forgotten....   [tags: criticism to the hypocrisy of modern Christianity]

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Captain America 's Creation And Symbolism

- It would prove beneficial to ask the following question about Captain America; have his political values swayed in the many years since his activation. Famous for his patriotism and unwavering loyalty, thinking of Rogers as anything other than a textbook nationalist might come as a challenge to some. However, the ideas and beliefs of a nation or country gradually mature over time with the help of cultural diffusion, defiance of standards, etc. Captain America’s creation and symbolism played a large part in the Second World War, serving as a beacon of hope, but some aspects of American morals at this time differ from the more recent comics....   [tags: World War II, United States, Captain America]

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Epidemics in America

- Epidemics in America Since the proclamation by John Winthrop, the first governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony, that America should view herself as a "city upon a hill", Americans have strived to create a utopian society (Brinkley, 40). Winthrop viewed America as God's country, a place where the troubles of Europe and the rest of the world would not be repeated. This ideal is still valued by American society, yet it has prevented Americans from accepting the notion that an epidemic could strike their own country....   [tags: American America History]

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Jon Krakauer: Modern Youth Transcendentalism

- When the original writers of transcendentalism detailed their experiences, they had no idea of the magnitude of self-reflection they would trigger. Thousands of American youth follow their writings and findings looking for a better life and brighter future. Writers such as Thoreau and Emerson, as well as others, inspired a multitude of individuals to observe their surroundings and become more than themselves. Throughout modern American society, the majority of youths attempt to follow a transcendental path in their everyday lives; however they find it difficult due to a loss of nature, less individuality, and conformist teachings....   [tags: modern society, ideals, principles]

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Colonial History Of Haiti And Modern Social, Political, Economic And Environmental Problems Facing Haiti Today

- In what ways has the colonial history of Haiti contributed to the modern social, political, economic and environmental problems facing Haiti today. Several of the problems that Haiti faces today have their genesis in the country’s colonial history. The country was like a toy being fought over by spoiled children. The first of these children arrived in the early sixteenth century in the form of Spanish settlers in search of gold. They enslaved the native Taino population and, poisoned by avarice, nearly eradicated the indigenous work force....   [tags: Haiti, Slavery, Latin America, French language]

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Modern Communication Systems: Downward and Upward Communication

- Why do you think that downward communication is much more prevalent in organizations than upward communication. Communication means that when an individual needs to use four ways of planning, organizing, leading and controlling of all that involves communication. The individual may be the glue that holds organizations together. The first thing the importance of communication to help the organization is to ensure that all individuals and organizations have achieved. Furthermore, all individuals can perform and respond to organizational change and coordinate activities involved almost all related behaviors in the organization....   [tags: modern media, employees, managers]

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America 's Knowledge Of Early America

- The extend of most American’s knowledge of early America is of Columbus’ discovery of America for Europe in 1492 and the landing of the Mayflower in Plymouth in 1620. This was true of A Voyage Long and Strange author, Tony Horwitz. Horwitz felt as if there were pieces missing in his picture of early America and set out on a journey that spanned from Canada to the Dominican Republic. The novel starts out with a prologue of Horwitz talking about his own reasons for wanting to learn more of early America and then is broken into three sections Discovery, Conquest, and Settlement....   [tags: Christopher Columbus, Santo Domingo, Latin America]

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Liberation Theology in Latin America

- The populist governments, seen in the 1950’s and 1960’s in South America, spurred industrial growth and a sense of “consciousness” amongst the inhabitants of the Latin American countries. The industrial growth greatly benefited the middle-class and the working-class; however, the poor were driven into shantytowns and rural areas. To illustrate the great poverty of this time in Latin America, people living in “shantytowns” resided in vast settlements built of cardboard and other available materials such as metal and sheets of plastic....   [tags: Populist Governments, South America]

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Post-Depression Industrialization in Latin America

- Post-Depression Industrialization in Latin America For most of the first century after independence, all republics in Latin America followed an economic policy of export-led growth based on primary-product exports. The tremendous economic crisis of the 1930s that had a crushing and widespread impact on Latin America; precipitated by the global economic depression, forced Latin American nations to re-evaluate this exogenous economic growth model and to transform their economic policies in the direction of long-neglected diversification of the economy, particularly toward an endogenous model oriented to industrialization....   [tags: World History Latin America Essays Papers]

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The United States And North America

- Today, the people of Canada and The United States often hear of employees being dismissed because their jobs have been outsourced to Third World countries, or that employees are being replaced by automated assembly lines. The Conservative Forum states that despite being seemingly new to today’s society, outsourcing is not something that is unique to this modern age. In the 17th and 18th century, England outsourced many jobs to the Thirteen Colonies; Virginia was the main source of Tobacco for England, and many of the colonies also provided food, fur, and iron for England (Conservative Forum, Paragraph 5)....   [tags: North America, United States, Third World, Canada]

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Latin America After The Wars Of Independence

- Latin America after the Wars of Independence, were looking to modernize the nations after years of unstable politically and economically. This new idea called “progress” was to change Latin America for the better of the nations that took part of the progress. More European influences came during the period to help nations progress even further. The relationship of Latin America and United States/Europe has been linked together ever since the days of the colonial times. . I agree with the diffusionist theory that it benefited Latin America more than there were negative....   [tags: United States, Latin America, Argentina]

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Modern Sculpture Americanoom

- The Artistic High: Selfish Salvation Escape. It’s worth any given amount of time, money, and sacrifice. A haven; a distraction from the ordinary; an oasis of idylls. But from what exactly. A high instructs for a quick perceptual blur; an interrelated pleasure of detachment, obeyed by a climatic crash, which adds further weight to a reality somehow less livable. The trip is understood; it creates room for addiction; an insatiable thirst for an ironically cleansed state, reminiscent of an oblivious feeling associated with childhood innocence....   [tags: Modern Art Artwork]

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The Modern Family

- The Modern Family In September 2009, America was introduced to Modern Family, a mockumentary that centers around three families (“Modern Family”). Like most sitcoms, Modern Family is a show that defines our current era, in particular, the families of our era. Generally, television aims to please their viewers by airing shows that closely reflect their viewers’ lives. As family values change, so does the content of television (Manousos). For example, the American family is glorified in the 1950s show Leave it to Beaver....   [tags: unmarried gay couple, addams family]

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Potential Limits to Corporate Power in America

- ... Members of the upper class have power based on their wealth. Furthermore, the existence of a Corporate Community influences government officials because they depend on it for economy purposes. This is to say that, corporate leaders desire new political leadership to take part in government actions. For example, the Corporate community has a big impact on the economy in America because they fund to create jobs and influence schools, charities, and governments by a tax deductible breaks. The Corporate community is made up of large corporations, banks, and agri-businesses from owners or top level manangers to share a common interest in making profits....   [tags: Who Rules America by G. William Domhoff]

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Reaction Paper For Modern American Wars

- Reaction Paper for Modern American Wars America has been at war for the majority of its history, and in this class Modern American Wars a lot was learned about America’s wars. As time went on the reasons may have differed but the fact remained the same, America is a warring nation and attempts have been made to justify the reasons we are fighting. Nations go to war for many different some of these include, expanding their territory, trying to gain their freedom, or even gaining new resources and revenge....   [tags: United States, World War II, Cold War, Vietnam War]

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Modern Racism

- The world has lived through generations of racism and racial profiling. After the days of Martin Luther King Jr. and the Black Civil Rights Movement, the American people thought they had passed the days of hatred and discrimination. Although Americans think that they live in a non-racist society, minorities today still live in the chains of oppression and prejudice through sports, schools, and social media. Jackie Robinson was a prominent figure in American history as he broke the color line, and was the first black athlete to play in a white league....   [tags: modern racism]

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America's Selective Aid to Other Countries: Factors and Reasoning

- It amazing that a country like The United States of America, who is so in tune with the world would not respond in more of a prompt manner to the atrocities committed in Bosnia. The U.S.A. is like no other country in the world, when there is a problem, like a natural disaster in another part of the world they are more than willing to swiftly help. For example, we were the first to respond to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, and our efforts to help them rebuild lasted for what seemed like a lifetime....   [tags: Economic Crisis, Natural Disasters, America]

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A Travel Of Time : The Modern Puritans

- A Travel in Time: The Modern Puritans Psychology powerfully decodes the framework of perspective. Today, a branch of psychology known as “color association” is taking root: why do we comprehend colors as we do. ----- Case in point, red symbolizes sin in America, but to fully understand America’s unspoken culture protocol, one must first understand why America perceives red in that regard. To do so, one can trace back to the Puritans of colonial New England, whose lifestyles are illustrated in Nathaniel Hawthorne 's The Scarlet Letter....   [tags: Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Scarlet Letter]

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Ancient Rome And The Modern World

- Ancient Rome was an important and prominent republic, later empire, in the ancient world. Even though Ancient Rome fell nearly 2,000 years ago, countries and people are still influenced by the Romans today. Ancient Rome influenced modern civilizations with their inventions - such as aqueducts and sewage systems, but the main way that Rome influenced the modern world was their way of governing the people and the land they had. Look at the United States of America, the founding fathers based the country on the early Roman Republic....   [tags: Ancient Rome, Roman Empire, United States]

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America's Role in the Cuban Revolution

- America's Role in the Cuban Revolution The revolution in Cuba was not a result of economic deprivation, nor because of high expectations in the economy, it was the political factors and expectations which evoked the civilians to revolt. The Cuban economy was moving forward at the time before the rebellion but the dominant influence of the sugar industry made the economy "assymetrical" and encouraged no "dynamic industrial sector". Because of the dependance on sugar, the unemployment rate ranged between 16 and 20% rising and falling with sugar prices, ebbing and flowing as the season changed....   [tags: American America History]

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The Influence of Muslims in the Modern World

- Today, the modern world has been greatly influenced by Muslims. Muslims are very intelligent people and created and invented many achievements. In ninth century Arabia, Muslims contributed: Intellectual, Cultural, and Economic advancements that have impacted the world long term. One of the reasons why Muslims were able to achieve so much is because they are strict religious people. Most everything they do is in the name of their God, Allah. Documents two, six, seven, and eight give examples of their cultural activities....   [tags: god, allah, arabia]

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The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism by Harry Stout

- The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism by Harry Stout Part 1: The Author Harry S. Stout is the Jonathan Edwards Professor of American Christianity and Professor of History and Religious Studies at Yale University, and is also an author. He received his B.A. from Calvin College, M.A. from Kent State University, and Ph.D. from Kent State University. Professor Stout is the author of several books, including The New England Soul, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for history; The Divine Dramatist: George Whitefield and the Rise of Modern Evangelicalism, which received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for biography as well as the Critic's Award for History in 1991; Dic...   [tags: Harry Stout Modern Evangelicalism]

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The Power Of The Modern President

- The modern president is seen as the face of America to many of the countries around us and as the Commander in Chief to the people of America. “One model cast the President as an agent of democratic transformation,a leader who could be counted upon periodically to break through the knot of interests protected by the Constitution, thereby opening the government to new possibilities and revitalizing the political system at large. The other model cast the President as a policy entrepreneur, a political facilitator who would bring together actors across dispersed and relatively independent institutions to orchestrate timely responses to national problems as they arose,” Skowronek....   [tags: President of the United States, President]

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The Negro Problem And Modern Democracy

- It appear that we have been investigating the cause and effects of race and racism for quick some time, as middle age adult in the year 2015, I feel that we have run into a brick wall which seems too hard to break though, to wide to get around and runs to deep to get under. Over seventy years ago a man by the name of Gunnar Myrdal published “An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944), which focus on thinking that relates to race and politic in America. Mr. Myrdal was commissioned by the Carnegie Corporation to investigate “the Negro problem,” right in here in the United States of American....   [tags: United States, Race, White people, Racism]

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The Negro Problem And Modern Democracy

- It appears that we have been investigating the cause and effects of race and racism for quick some time, as a middle age adult in the year 2015, I feel that we have run into a brick wall which seems too hard to break though, too wide to get around and runs to deep to get under. Over seventy years ago a man by the name of Gunnar Myrdal published “An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy (1944), which focus on thinking that relates to race and politics in America. Mr. Myrdal was commissioned by the Carnegie Corporation to investigate “the Negro problem,” right here in the United States of American....   [tags: United States, Race, Racism, White people]

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America in Literature

- Books are more than just paper, books are a warning to people. Books put actions into perspective, then they show the consequences of those peoples actions. Books are meant to make people reevaluate their decisions, to make a person feel something, and books are meant to relate to real life. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the society is dysfunctional and on the brink of collapsing; suicide rates are at an all time high, murders are committed almost everyday, information is censored, the education system is flawed....   [tags: books, american society]

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The Origin of Modern Nationalist Movements

- In 2010, a 26 year old fruit vender sparked a series of revolutions that reverberated in over 17 countries and territories. The vender, Mohammed Bouazizi, was selling fruits and vegetables in the rural town of Sidi Bouzid, Tunisia. After having his cart disposed by police for not having a permit, Bouazizi lit himself on fire in front of a Tunisian government building. In many countries the resulting four years of turmoil produced death, ethnic strife and political overhauls. Some contend that the Arab Spring was simply a result of poor governments and the fall of authoritarian regimes....   [tags: arab spring, revolt, inequality]

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Obesity : A Modern Epidemic

- Obesity is a modern epidemic in America and is starting to become our society’s “norm.” According to an article in Progress in Health Sciences, childhood obesity is the most frequent eating disorder (Koukourikos). There are several factors that contribute to the childhood obesity epidemic. Should we solely shun the parents of obese children for this. No, we should not. There is not one single person to blame, but several people, along with our society. Family, friends, and schools all play a very important role in teaching children about healthy food choices and exercise....   [tags: Nutrition, Obesity, Childhood obesity, Genetics]

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The History of "America’s Musical Landscape" by Jean Ferris

- In the text book America’s Musical Landscape by Jean Ferris, the book takes us through the history of the evolution of American music. The book delves into the different time periods of America’s music beginning with early North American music all the way to today’s modern music. Additionally, the book also explains how music, theater and film intertwine to provide some spectacular art. Jean Ferris finishes the book by exploring America’s concert music. Let us now take a closer look into the different time periods brought out in the book....   [tags: America’s Musical Landscape, Jean Ferris, ]

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The Discovery Of America From Latin America

- The discovery of America produced an encounter between two worlds that shaped modern history. The Spaniard conquerors were not alone, all along their side, the presence of Christianity was a companion aimed to spread the word of God in Earth. A matter of controversy is the role that the church played in the conquest and colony of Latin-America. In fact, previous evidence has proved that conversion to the catholic faith within the Indigenous communities of Latin-America was carried out through a process of imposition....   [tags: Christianity, Religion, Roman Catholic Church]

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Sensation America: Electric Dance Music Concerts

- Upon entering the Barclays Center in New York’s Brooklyn this past November, I was engulfed, mesmerized. Sensation America is one of the many Electric Dance Music concerts emerging around the U.S., in what some call a cult-like revolution. I stepped into the stadium and into confetti, pyrotechnics, lights, makeup, the modern day go-go dancers; an entirely transformed and alternate universe. My primary goal in attending a concert like this was pure interest and curiosity, experiencing and witnessing something that was relatively alien to me....   [tags: dance music, sensation america, edm movement]

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