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Shashi Tharoor’s Riot: Perspectives on History, Politics and Culture of India

- Tharoor reflects in length the pluralism in Indian kaleidoscopic culture that consists of a continuous play of history, culture and power. He deals with the multiple assaults on the Republic of India, such as language, religion, caste and class and how they play a significant role in breaking up Indian culture into individual entities. Hosting a novel amidst the morbid sectarian clashes in 1989 in North India, Shashi Tharoor explores the cultural diversity in Native India. Tharoor voices his stringent views on how culture is broken up due to the hatred between communities, and carefully traces up the controversy over the Babri Masjid....   [tags: Riot Essays]

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The Fight for civil rights in the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

- In this paper, I will detail how the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921 was not only a civil rights movement on the part of the black people in Tulsa, but also a detailed look into the way that civil rights was handled in a deeply racially divided city as Tulsa, Oklahoma. My research will feature many of the different survivors who were able to speak out about the injustice of the Tulsa Race Riot before they died; many of these people were children at the time. I also have a series of secondary sources from books from the library and some online sources....   [tags: tulsa riot, civil rights, black people]

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A Massacre or a Riot?

- Was the Boston Massacre really a massacre. In history, there are many events where the exact occurrences are not clear. The Boston Massacre, which took place on the evening of March 5, 1770, was absolutely no exception. Evidence is spotty, details can be lacking, and testimonies are often told from a personal and bias perspective. Determining the bias of each testimony is key to learning the motivations behind each witness, which in turn is key in deciphering the actual events of the Boston Massacre....   [tags: Boston Massacre, American History]

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Labour Riot in Trinindad and Tobago

- ... These questions would help to highlight on the possible opportunities that the Labour Riot brought for the working class and the changes that it created. As with the nature of this study, it is considered to be primarily a library study, as it is heavily based on secondary sources adding to the body of knowledge on the Labour Riots. It is also classified as a Qualitative Research Project. This study will benefit from the large body of information detailing about the Labour Riot: before, during and after....   [tags: social unrest, labour rebellions]

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Causes of the Burma Road Riot

- In 1942 majority of the population endured oppressive economic, social, and political conditions. People were experiencing a lot of poverty. The Burma Road riot of 1942 was the last in the series of mots and strikes that occurred throughout The British and West Indies after 1934. It brought the distressed conditions of the black laboring class to the attention of British government. Cause and effect was ruled by the following factors namely racial tension, lack of education, and unfair wages. New Providence was chosen to be the site of an Operational Training Unit under the joint efforts of the Imperial and the United States Government....   [tags: Bahamas, racial, wages]

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The Riot By Henry David Thoreau

- In 1992, citizens of South Central Los Angeles started a riot and caused chaos in their neighborhood (Smith 261). Many looted business stores and burned down many properties. The riot was caused by the injustice in the neighborhood. Henry David Thoreau would probably partially support the citizen’s action during the riot. In Civil Disobedience, Thoreau mentioned “All men recognize the right of revolution; that is, the right to refuse allegiance to, and to resist, the government, when its tyranny or its inefficiency are great and unendurable” (para....   [tags: Civil disobedience, Henry David Thoreau, Law]

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The Spark of the Stonewall Riot

- For many generations, especially in North America, homosexuality was not accepted in any way, shape, or form. Many believed that it was a medical illness that was curable, when in reality, people were, and still are, ignorant and could not come to terms that everyone in this world is different from one another. For many instances of being treated unjust, many individuals in the gay community did not want to “expose” themselves and remained in the “closet”. As means to make gays and lesbians proud and take a stand for who they are, a movement spread across internationally....   [tags: Homosexuality ]

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A World Filled With Riot

- A World Filled with Riot It had been 146 days since the bomb had gone off turning a once peaceful earth into a world of terror. The streets had been turned to nothing but dust. Houses, if still standing, were rigid and falling apart. There was not a sign of life in the desolate city. Matt knew better than to think he was alone on the streets of Brookdale. He knew the slightest misstep on his part could set off a riot. Ever since the world 's nuclear arsenal went off, everyone had been different....   [tags: Al-Qaeda, September 11 attacks, Osama bin Laden]

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Redfern Riot Shouldn't Be Prosecuted

- Editorial: Redfern riot shouldn’t be prosecuted THE POLICE criticism toward residents of a small inner-city Sydney suburb of Waterloo must signal the end of society and media depictions that has created an inability to deem the residents’ constant claim of police harassment and violence. It is time we should accept the grim fact that many existing attitudes towards the most disadvantaged people, Indigenous Australians, are part of this mayhem-like problem. The public intensely curved its attention toward what happened in NSW on February 15....   [tags: Editorial]

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The Elaine Race Riot '

- The Elaine Race Riot can be even said as the Elaine massacre that had taken place on September 30, 1919, in Elaine in Phillips County, Arkansas, in the Arkansas Delta. The fight started when around 100 African Americans, commonly black farmers on the farms of white landlords joined a consultation of the Progressive Farmers and the Household Union of America at a church in Hoop Spur, the Phillips County that was three miles north of Elaine. The assembly was managed by Robert Hill; he was the organizer of the Progressive Farmers and the Household Union of America....   [tags: African American, Black people, White people, Race]

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Riot Games

- The company Riot Games Inc. the creators of League of Legends should revert the patch that was deployed on November 28th, 2011. The patch remade the “jungle” which altered the gold rewards, experience rewards, and gameplay. First off, there are three roads in League of Legends which are named after their locations, such as top, mid, and bottom lane. The bottom lane is considered the “side lane” and the top and bottom is considered “solo lanes.” The “jungle” is considered an off-road lane where a player can start besides the three lanes; where they kill minions and help “gank (is when an enemy is far from safety and the “jungle” player comes from the shadow of the off-road to kill them)” thei...   [tags: Gaming ]

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Riot Grrrl Movement

- In order to understand the topic that is to be discussed in this essay, one must first understand two seemingly unrelated topics. Those topics are feminism and punk rock. These two social movements spawned the love child that has come to be known as the riot grrrl movement. The history of the riot grrrl movement is deep and intensely intertwined with themes of monumental social change, musical evolution, and the previously unseen all-encompassing nature that is unique to third wave feminism. Many historians learned on the subject are of the opinion that first wave feminism originated in the 18th century with Mary Wollstonecraft’s publication titled Vindication of the Rights of Women (1792),...   [tags: Feminism]

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Police Officers: The Challange of Handlig a Riot

- Each and every-day of our lives we are protected by men and women in the police force. Police officers must handle extremely dangerous situations like fights, robberies, or even riots. During riots police officers use many weapons to subdue rioters, but sometimes the less lethal weapons can be just as bad as the lethal ones. What do you think the world would be like if you didn’t have anybody to enforce the law every day, or when you are in trouble and there is nobody is there to come and help you....   [tags: Rioters vs Police]

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Attica Prison Riot and Prison Reform

- We live in a society today filled with crime and fear. We are told not to go out after a certain hour, always move in groups, and even at times advised to carry a weapon on ourselves. There is only one thing that gives us piece of mind in this new and frightening world we live in: the American penal system. We are taught when growing up to believe that all of the bad people in the world are locked up, far out of sight and that we are out of reach of their dangerous grasp. Furthermore, the murderers and rapists we watch on television, we believe once are caught are to be forgotten and never worried about again....   [tags: Society, Crime, Fear, Prisons]

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The Riot Of 1921 : An Effective Means For Social Change

- In the United States, there were over 180 protests in 2014 alone. Many of these were focused around the idea of social and racial equality. While protests and riots are generally thought of as effective means for social change, they often can fall victim to unanticipated factors. In the case of a race driven riot such as the Tulsa Riot of 1921 framing can be viewed as the most important factor to consider when evaluating the potential outcome. Considering this, it becomes clear that the way in which a riot is framed is nearly as important to the overall outcome as the events of the riot itself....   [tags: Black people, African American, Race]

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The Crown Heights Riot Of 1991

- The Crown Heights Riot of 1991 Anti-Semitism has been prevalent throughout the world since the establishment of the Jewish religion and unfortunately, traces of it can still be found to this day in the United States. What exactly is anti-Semitism. It is the intense dislike for and prejudice against the Jews; it can range anywhere from simple opposition to the Jews to vicious hatred displayed through physical torment. Some examples of the more publicized cases of violence against the Jews include the attack of Irish workers and police on the funeral procession of Rabbi Jacob Joseph in New York City in 1902, the lynching of Leo Frank in 1915, the assassination of Alan Berg in 1984, as well a...   [tags: American History]

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Chicago Race Riot of 1919

- Unit 4 Paper On July 27, 1919, a young black man named Eugene Williams swam past an invisible line of segregation at a popular public beach on Lake Michigan, Chicago. He was stoned by several white bystanders, knocked unconscious and drowned, and his death set off one of the bloodiest riots in Chicago’s history (Shogun 96). The Chicago race riot was not the result of the incident alone. Several factors, including the economic, social and political differences between blacks and whites, the post-war atmosphere and the psychology of race relations in 1919, combined to make Chicago a prime target for this event....   [tags: African American]

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Riot Grrrl: Empowering Women and Changing the World

- Take a moment and envision yourself accompanying your significant other at a highly anticipated punk rock concert. Upon arrival, he immediately insists that you play the role of a “good girlfriend” by holding his jacket while he and the rest of the male audience move up towards the mosh pit. You soon find yourself pushed and shoved to the back of the room, the farthest distance away from the stage as possible, along with hundreds of other “good girlfriends” as personified coat hangers. This was an issue faced by many women in the early 90’s who were interested in the punk rock scene, yet were unable to have their voices be heard, until now....   [tags: Feminism and punk rock]

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The Atlanta Race Riot And The Infamous World War

- If I were to ask you what you knew about W.E.B. Du Bois and the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot, what would your answer be. You might state the obvious and say that there was a race war in Atlanta that affected many people including Du Bois but do you know the depth of the matter. The 1900’s was a powerful and intriguing time period in history that included events from the assassination of William McKinley to the infamous World Wars. While events such as these took the nation by storm there were other affairs that were rattling the people of America, specifically those in the South, that became known as the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot....   [tags: W. E. B. Du Bois, African American, Black people]

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The Buddha Riot: A Turning Point in Vietnam's History

- A Turning point signifies a change in the past that has a great impact on the lives of people or an individual. The 1963, Buddha Riot is considered as a turning point in Vietnam history, it impacted the lives of Vietnamese people forever. It also captures the attention of millions of people globally and locally. There are many minor events that occurred in history that did not significantly affect individual’s lives like how the Buddha’s Riot printed the hearts of the Vietnamese people. However, the turning point that is chosen to be discussed in this research paper is the event that took place many years ago on June 11th, 1963 in Vietnam....   [tags: the buddhist crisis, diemist law]

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Ai Ogawa's Riot Act, April 29, 1992

- The poem “Riot Act, April 29, 1992” by Ai Ogawa seems to be a straight forward style of poetry, the poem involves anger, historical points, as well as racial controversy. Though the poem is in a way a voice for the African American group, the writer contradicts herself throughout the poem. While being told by what seems to be an unnamed black individual, the poem explains that white America does not care about Black America or the lower class. Ogawa is trying to state that America expects certain actions from the Black party, yet writes in the poem that they in fact participate in those actions....   [tags: poem/historic analysis]

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Race Riot

- This book review was on the book of Race Riot: Chicago in the Red Summer of 1919. It was a long-term study done by William M. Tuttle, Jr. Its objective was to make a comprehensive documentation of the events of 1919 in Chicago. The book dealt with all aspects and perspectives of the event. The author’s objective was to leave no stone uncovered. That every aspect would be talked about in detail. Some important aspects that he arose throughout the book are going to be the focal point of this book review....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Lucasville prison riot

- Around 3:00 pm on Sunday April 11, 1993 a riot started when prisoners returning from recreation time attacked prison guards in cell block L. The guards held the keys to the entire cell block and it did not take long for the prisoners to take full advantage of the keys. Four beaten guards were released within hours of the attack but 8 were retained. The riot was started for many reasons but the most obvious reason was TB testing on Muslims, they do not believe in using needles to take blood or for injections....   [tags: essays research papers]

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camp hill riot

- Camp Hill the day that lasted 72 hours On October 25, 1989 more than 1,300 inmates at the Camp Hill State Correctional Institution rioted. The rioters took at least 8 hostages, lighting 4 fires and caused millions of dollars in damage. More then 35 staff members, 5 inmates, 1 firefighter and 1 state trooper sustain injuries in the worst uprising in Pennsylvania history. Inmates returning from an exercise yard in the late afternoon overwhelmed correctional staff and seized hostages. Inmates were reportedly upset about overcrowding and suspended privileges....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Riot Policing at the Kent State Riot of May 4, 1970

- Riot Policing at the Kent State Riot of May 4, 1970 Twenty-five years ago this month, students came out on the Kent State campus and scores of others to protest the bombing of Cambodia-- a decision of President Nixon's that appeared to expand the Vietnam War. Some rocks were thrown, some windows were broken, and an attempt was made to burn the ROTC building. Governor James Rhodes sent in the National Guard. The units that responded were ill trained and came right from riot duty elsewhere; they hadn't had much sleep....   [tags: Papers]

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Riot police clash with SLC crowd

- I’VE BEEN IN riots and this was not a riot,” Salt Lake City Police Chief Rick Dinse said at a news conference at midmorning Sunday. “… I believe it was the right amount of force at the right time.” Dinse said windows in several buildings and at least one vehicle were damaged during the clash, which began when individuals in a boisterous crowd in the thousands became unruly after the Bud World beer garden attraction was closed after reaching capacity. Dinse estimated damage could reach “the low thousands,” but both he and Mayor Rocky Anderson objected to early reports that characterized the incident as a riot....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Riot Rouge Were Right : The Dangers Of A Militarized Police Force

- The Protestors in Baton Rouge Were right: The Dangers of A Militarized Police Force Baton Rouge has become the latest battlefield in an ongoing debate on the disconnect between police and the African American community. On July 17th three police officers were killed one suspect was killed at the scene two more were believed to have fled the scene. As protest began the police showed up in force, they wore heavy body armor, carried assault weapons and came out with full riot gear. The protestors were unarmed, as well as non-violent, the East Baton Rouge Sheriff Sid J....   [tags: Police, Law, Protest]

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The Harlem Riot in Harlem Runs Wild by Claude McKay

- The Harlem Riot in Harlem Runs Wild by Claude McKay In Harlem Runs Wild, Claude McKay depicts the Harlem Riot of 1935 as merely "…a gesture of despair of a bewildered, baffled, and disillusioned people." (McKay 224) The Harlem Riot of 1935 was spontaneous and unpremeditated. It was not a race riot in the sense of physical conflict between white and non-white groups as there was little direct violence to white persons. McKay states, "The mass riot in Harlem was not a race riot." (McKay 221) Its distinguishing feature was the persons' attack upon property rather than persons, and resentment against whites that, while exploiting Negroes, denied them an opportunity to work....   [tags: Papers]

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The Maurice Richard Riot of March 17 1955

- The Maurice Richard Riot of March 17 1955 On March 17, 1955, more than 10,000 crazed hockey fans from inside the Montreal Forum and from the streets outside gathered together to protest the suspension of Maurice "The Rocket" Richard. An outraged fan slapped and punched the president of the National Hockey League, Clarence Campbell who was quietly sitting among the spectators. This "seven-hour rampage of destruction and looting" was a result of this attack that occurred during the game that opposed the Montreal Canadians and the Detroit Red Wings (Zacharias, 2000)....   [tags: Papers]

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Was The Boston Massacre Really a Massacre?

- On March 5, 1770, an event occurred in Boston, which consisted of British troops shooting upon colonists. People refer to this as a massacre, but they only look at one side of the story. The Boston Massacre in 1770 was not really a massacre, but a mutual riot (Boston Massacre History Society). British soldiers went to America to keep the people of Boston in order. However, the soldier's presence there was not welcomed by the Bostonians and this made things worse (Boston Massacre History Society)....   [tags: mutual riot, history]

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School Setting At Morgan Falls High School

- There are many times in a school setting when the instruction we are providing to the students can get misconstrued and turned into something that we never imagined. At Morgan Falls High School, this very thing happened. A history teacher was teaching and discussing how matters were and dealt with in the past and present times. Anytime you are teaching a subject. questions are going to come up that take your lesson a step further than anticipated. The students in this classroom began asking questions about protest and riots....   [tags: Teacher, Education, Riot, Question]

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Poor Working Condition for Chinese People in Canada During the Early 1900's

- For many decades, Chinese individuals immigrated to Canada until the 1870s, however the explanation for the arrival of Chinese immigrants was the desire to immigrate to Vancouver due to the promise of labor on the continental railway that brought the Chinese to Canada in massive numbers. Railway homeowners argued that they must hire Asian railway employees because nobody else should do the harmful and tough work of railroad building. However, other British Canadians had other reasons behind hiring asian labourers, and a certain attitude towards this group resulted in a tension which led to this historical event in this province....   [tags: railroads, wages, riot]

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The Violence Of The People Of Innocent Teenagers Have Been Taken Over Nothing

- In the past two years, there have been two instances where the lives of innocent teenagers have been taken over nothing. Both 17 year old Trayvon Martin and 18 year old Michael Brown were killed by Caucasian males despite the fact that they were both unarmed at the time. Both shootings have created unrest within the African American communities across the country, and if justice isn’t served for the victims we will never see a period of peace and rest within those communities. Michael Brown was the 18 year old son of Michael Brown Sr and Lesley McSpadden....   [tags: Police, Murder, Protest, Riot]

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Into The Wild By Chris Mccandless

- Loud and dangerous riots are occurring constantly throughout the US taking different forms. In Jon Krakauer 's novel, Into the Wild, Chris McCandless joins the uproar of people disposing their past and an adverse society to head to the vast openness of nature to find peace. In Malcolm Gladwell 's article, Thresholds of Violence, however, students are buying guns or making bombs to dispose of people in their schools and homes; They join a homicidal uprising that began after the mass shooting at Columbine....   [tags: Into the Wild, Christopher McCandless, Riot]

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Warden Elbert v. Nash on Running Penitentiaries

- ... It goes with the job. Its never easy watching a man die or finding him after hes killed himself. Warden Nash knew these men personally. He spoke to them, listened to their pleas of mercy and he watched them die in the chamber. By the 1960s, MSP embraced another rash of violence. To make things worse, Director Carter and Warden Nash locked horns over prison issues. In one case, Warden Nash took the side of a maintenance worker over his boss, stating that Carter, “had gone out of his way to make it tough on Fitzpatrick.” The news media picked up on the contentions, and reported it in the news....   [tags: prision, violence, riot]

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Police Brutality Towards Young Black Men

- In April of 2015, there were riots that took place because of police brutality towards young black men. Riots took place in areas where mostly young, African-American, adults, and others, were upset with what the police had done to their communities’ African-American men. The cities thought that the only way to show their bravery, and to get their point across, was with riots. Of course, there were better ways to let authority know how they feel, but to hide their true feelings of anger, confusion, and fear they needed to riot....   [tags: Emotion, Feeling, Police, Police riot]

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Civil Disobedience Martin Luther King David Thoreau LA riot

- Civil Disobedience On April 29, 1992, the City of Los Angeles was surrounded in a riot in response to the "not guilty" verdicts in the trial of four white Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers accused of unlawfully beating Rodney King. Six days later, when the fires were finally extinguished and the smoke had cleared, “estimates of the material damage done vary between about $800 million and $1 billion, 54 people had been killed, more than 2000 injured, in excess of 800 structures were burned, and about 10,000 people were arrested.”(Khalifah 89) The 1992 riots in the City of Los Angeles were arguably the most devastating civil disturbance in the history of the United Sta...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Protesting And Illegal Riot

- Steel Cuffs, Brown Hands Being that it is 2016, I can honestly say that society has grown substantially since my elders were my age. We live in a new era of cultural diversity that most would not have believed would have ever happened. Nevertheless, here still stands a tremendous issue, much more than Ferguson. One of the problems is the extent to which we as a population accept. Where does the line have to be drawn. Is the protesting and illegal rioting really helping to solve the major problems that are buried so deep into our culture....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Constable]

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A Lesson to be Learned: 40 Plus Years After Attica

- What can be learned about the Attica Prison Riot that can benefit society today. This riot began a chain reaction that changed the way the corrections department of this country works. Society should care about this uprising because it set a precedent that molded the way this country controls its prison population. New procedures and precedents were set that are still in place today and may not have been created had the riot never happened. First, we will learn about the conditions of the prison before the riot....   [tags: riot, prison, New York, immates, living conditions]

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Comparison and Description of Three Video Games

- Tomb Raider is one of the most elite games that I have ever played. Tomb Raider is one of those games that draws you in by way of its photo realism. One of its most compelling qualities is its use of scale when fight bosses. The enemy is usually ten times your size and power. Tombs Raider’s naturalistic qualities can cause your heart to pound as game play progresses. Many fascinating elements play a part in its design. Tomb Raider uses contrasting in dark places to scare the daylight out of you....   [tags: tomb raider, riot games, league of legends]

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Stamp Act Riots, By The French And Indian War

- Stamp Act Riots After the French & Indian War (or Seven Year’s War as it was known in Europe) had come to an end, the British government found itself largely in debt as a result of the cost that it spent to defend its North American colonies. But the cost of the war would not stop with the fighting; instead it would continue to grow even once the Treaty of Paris was signed in 1763 because of the need to leave British troops in the colonies – not only for the colonists protection but also because it was impossible for Great Britain to reduce its army to the size it had been before the war....   [tags: Stamp Act 1765, Thirteen Colonies, Riot]

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From Riot to Revolution: The Boston Massacre

- The American Revolution was an unequivocal example of the ability of a nation’s people to rise and defeat an inadequate government. When a government fails to protect its inhabitants, citizens will grow uneasy and fight for their rightful cause. The British government’s rule over its colonies was erroneous and harmful to the colonists’ best interests. Best described by John Hancock, the British government’s rule caused many colonists to become despondent with their ruler. “As though they thought it not enough to violate our civil rights, they endeavored to deprive us of the enjoyment of our religious privileges; to vitiate our morals, and thereby render us deserving of destruction.” Evidentl...   [tags: American Revolution, British government, colonies]

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Police Issues Of Law Enforcement

- Police Issues One of the biggest things in law enforcement today is the accountability of the officers or deputies. People hold law enforcement to a higher standard than normal people because they expect them to be perfect in every aspect of what they do. Some of the major problems that law enforcement faces are Terrorism, Body Worn Cameras, Civil unrest, Criminal prosecution of officers, recruitment and retention and social media. Terrorism is beginning to become a big problem in the United States, local law enforcement agencies are preparing their officers with highly qualified training and necessary equipment to combat the terrorist threats....   [tags: Police, Law enforcement agency, Law, Riot]

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Analysis Of Machiavelli 's ' Machiavelli '

- In chapter 13, Machiavelli speaks of how a prince should try and refrain from using auxiliary forces in order to invade or defend a land. He reasons that since they are not the prince’s forces, that the fight whether won or lost leaves him with an unfavorable scenario. By winning the war/fight or whatever it may be, he is still in debt to the one who is the true ruler of the forces. If the prince loses the fight, then he would be captured or left without any defenses. Machiavelli goes further in detail to mention various historical events that ended up going awry because of reliance on auxiliary forces....   [tags: Police, Constable, Police officer, Riot]

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Labor Unions Formed to Give all People the Equal Right to Work

- All persons have the right to work. They have to right to safe working conditions, fair wages, and overall well treatment. This however was not always provided to employees. Focusing on the time between 1886 to 1949, the rights of workers have been fought for. Labor unions were beginning to form. Labor unions are organized associations of laborers trying to further and protect their rights. One of the first labor unions is the Knights of Labor. They were open to both unskilled and skilled workers....   [tags: employees, american railway, violations ]

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League Of Legends 's Community Contextual Analysis

- League of Legends’s Community Contextual Analysis League of Legends is a popular computer game in the world. The first time I play the game which is recommended by my a high school classmate. The game doesn’t have high image quality. The game’s graphics had a little dark, and some characters’ models were terrible even some of the models were horrible. However, they had a right direction. They spent time to improve those images again and again. They also continue to design new characters and make the game more counterpoised....   [tags: Game, Play, Player, Games]

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Revolution Girl-style Now!

- Revolution Girl-Style Now. Riot Grrrls were originally born out of the “Punk” scene where rebellion was expressed in attitude, appearance, style, and music. Defining Riot Grrrl is much like defining Punk. There is no central organization, no authoritive definition, just an attitude concerned with pointing out social hypocrisy and empowering people to “do it yourself”, creating a culture of their own when they see that the mainstream media does not reflect their concerns or provide outlets for their efforts....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sxual, and Transgendered: Significance

- LGBT as a subculture has been a driving force in our society by paving the way for individuals to be proud to be homosexual. They have influenced important officials to change the way they are perceived in media and other forms of society. After a long fight they are slowly being allowed to legally marry whoever they want. Throughout history gay rights grouped was formed because of this group of people. Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, and transsexual/transgender individuals are significant to our society because they helped start some of the changes our nation has encountered....   [tags: positive effect of LGBT subculture on society]

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The Law Of The White Circle

- Racial divide, racism, segregation, and false hope are core issues in Mr. Jacobs Novella, The Law of The White Circle. The book is depicted as a love story between a mulatto woman, Lola Lawson, and a white man, Roy Keough. Its plot takes place during the 1906 Atlanta Race Riot and does much to show us the complexity of the time period. Georgia, with admiration from the North, was portraying a fantasy of racial unity for the common good of the State. In reality, as the Race Riot of 1906 will show, the state of Georgia was no more racially unified than before the Civil War....   [tags: Black people, Race, White people, Race]

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Feminism in Music

- When one hears the word “feminist”, many different things may come to mind. One may think of the “bra burning” feminists of the 1960s or the “riot grrrl” feminists of the 1990s. It can bring to mind issues such as abortion, birth control, and unfair wages. There are many different aspects of feminism, some of which are understood only by those involved in the movement. But like most things people are passionate about, feminism has held a strong place in music since its very beginning, and can be seen in its festivals, its politics, and in the average American’s everyday life....   [tags: women's studies, music]

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African Americans And Improper Police Brutality

- Race has begun to make a major difference in our world today and the laws on supposed equality have come into question after many situations in which mass media coverage has dramatized the white versus black fight in America. African Americans often are treated unjustly by the police and the repercussions for the officers have a long history of being very minimum if any. Thus, the claims of African Americans of improper police brutality are warranted in most cases. The films that we viewed in class pertaining to the Rodney King riots have opened up a question of as to whom were these films intended for and which of them gives us insight into the “truth” behind the riots....   [tags: Rodney King, 1992 Los Angeles riots, Los Angeles]

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Carrie Brownstein: Blurred Lines, No Boundaries

- The 1960s cultural movement in the United States sent shockwaves through American society. Nearly every aspect of traditional life was challenged and among these was the role of women. Following in the footsteps of suffragettes during the turn of the twentieth century, a new wave of feminism was emerging in the United States that aspired to take the women's right movement beyond the realm of constitutional rights. This movement, now known as second-wave feminism, sought to bring what they viewed as true gender equality by focusing on a number of issues that negatively affected women....   [tags: ciltural movement, United States, society]

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The Carolinians During the Civil War

- After the civil war in 1865 South Carolinians did not take long to eliminate African Americans newfound freedom. Within months South Carolina had adapted a new constitution that was full of laws that opposed African American freedom. Benjamin Tillman was born in South Carolina on August 11, 1874. Tillman was a democratic politician who served as the governor of South Carolina from, from 1890 to 1894, and as a US senator, from 1895 until he died in 1918. One of Tillman's main objectives was to establish and maintain white supremacy....   [tags: constitution, south carolina]

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Research Methodology Report

- Research Methodology Report My themed research project will centre its focus upon the link between Riot Grrrl and its relation to Third-Wave Feminism. Primarily I aim to analyse Riot Grrrl’s music scene, but also its subculture mentioning its DIY punk ethic, political activism and most importantly its influential Zine network. However the purpose of this report is to demonstrate a grounded understanding in three research methodologies and how I will apply each one in regards to my own project. Firstly I’ll investigate the advantages of an Instrumental Case Study, looking at how it proliferates, rather than narrows a given field of study....   [tags: Research Proposal ]

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Rumors in Baldwin's Notes of a Native Son

- Rumors When students across the United States study the 1940’s, one main topic is focused on, World War II. Students learn that during the forties, Europe was war torn and America sent its troops overseas to fight in some of the most infamous battles of the twentieth century. But what is left out of history lessons is what was going on American soil when the battles across the ocean were raging on. This decade was a racially charged time in American history, even though this fact is over shadowed by the Nazis of Germany in history books....   [tags: James Baldwin]

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Detroit Riots of 1943

- The Detroit Riots of 1943 Since the time of slavery, racial tension has existed between whites and blacks. This tension has only increased with the passing of time. This conflict culminated in the 1940s in the form of mob violence. While there have been previous riots because of race relations, none of them were of the magnitude of the 1943 Detroit riot. Much like any other event involving racism in the 1940s, the Detroit riot has little coverage, most of which is skewed, in articles in the nation?s leading news sources such as ?Deep Trouble....   [tags: Race Essays Papers]

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Detroit Riots of 1967

- The late 60s were a time of unrest in the United States; many cities were experiencing race riots. The riot in Detroit started on July 23, 1967, this ended up being the deadliest race riot in the history of the United States, and the riot lasted five days. During the course of the Detroit riot forty-three people were killed, 1,189 people were injured, and more than 7,000 were arrested. After the riot President Lyndon B. Johnson established a commission to investigate the riots in Detroit in 1967....   [tags: Civil Rights]

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Student for Peace Was Guilty for Actions in New York City

- ... City of Chicago (1949), Justice Jackson claims, “Rioting is a substantive evil, which I take it no one will deny that the State and City have the right and the duty to prevent and punish.” This means that if there is a riot the city or state has the rights to prevent or punish it. Also, in the Constitution it states, “ensure domestic tranquility”. This means that NYC needs to make peace. These relate to Students for Peace and New York City because to our case because Student for Peace were causing a riot....   [tags: festival, pictures,arrest]

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Should There Be Direct Laws Against Police Brutality

- ... These problems can cause officers to use excessive force against civilians. There is times where officers either feel panic and do impulsive actions of when officers feel too excited after pursuits and attack suspects after they stopped. This is called High Speed Pursuit Syndrome. What is being done about it. Many countries prosecute officers who are guilty of using excessive force, but there are no direct laws to counter all forms of police brutality, as an example, police in New York pepper-sprayed 3 little children (5 month, 2 year and 4 year old) and their mother because they thought that they were trying to fare dodge a subway train, choking the 2 year old....   [tags: force, consequences, weapons]

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Chicago Riots And Its Effects On Chicago Race Riots

- The important little factors that led up to becoming huge and having great effects on Chicago race riots. For blacks and whites both the riot was just a built up increase of hostility that has been going on for quite some time. One thing that can be said about Chicago incidents seem to be the more ruthless and aggressive when compared to others. It may have been because of the black’s resist not to lie down and fight back. Most of the time it causes even more anger when compared to a nonviolent approach....   [tags: Black people, Race, African American, White people]

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Popular Games With Children: MOBAs, League of Legends

- ... In League of Legends you control a champion and wait in a queue to play a game. As of February 27, 2014,there are 118 different Champions from which you can choose from. Champions get experience thus level up from killing the other team's Champions, which is controlled by other players or bots, and minions that spawn at a set time and attack the turrets of the other team, there minions, and there specified champions. In the classic game mode, the map is usually divided into different lanes, which are paths that the minions travel through, the jungle, is an area between lanes where neutral monsters spawn, and he bases are where players spawn and can purchase items....   [tags: players, mind, strategy]

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The Success Of League Of Legends

- In the declining PC video game market, a League of Legends member base of over 32 million and a conservatively estimated revenue of $25 to $30 million annually are unexpected to say the least (The World 's). Furthermore, League of Legends, created by a very small, and unknown at the time, company called Riot Games is the fourth most played game in the world. This raises the question of how League of Legends has been successful as a PC video game when most other PC video games’ membership and the genre itself are losing ground to video game consoles....   [tags: Video game, Video game industry]

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The Society Of Human Rights

- Homework #2 LGBTQ Timeline Bailey Riegel December 10, 1924: The Society of Human Rights was found in Chicago by a man named Henry Gerber. This was the first gay rights organization and it impacted the LGBTQ community in a big way because they finally had an organization that stood up for LGBT rights. (“Timeline: Milestones,” 2013) April 1952: Homosexuality was listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) as a sociopathic personality disturbance. This caused a lot of uproar because there was no scientific data and a lack of empirical data....   [tags: Homosexuality, LGBT]

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Racism And The Medi Racism

- Racism in the Media In the generation of technology revolving solely on the media, most of our prejudice thoughts are stirred up within. With the thought of a black person on T.V. we link them with criminal activity, except “these associations unfortunately are preconscious” (Wade). It’s no secret of racism still lying in the media, given by Stephen Balkan’s description which the “media have divided the working class and stereotyped young African-American males as gangster or drug dealers.” It still comes up with celebrities too, as the Oscar boycott was an example of racial preference in the year 2016....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Race]

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Gangs Of New York Is A War Packed Film Directed By Martin Scorsese

- Gangs of New York is a war-packed film directed by Martin Scorsese that takes place in New York during the Civil War. This 2002 film is about a young Irish immigrant, named Amsterdam, who returns to the Five Points to get revenge on William Cutting, a powerful gang leader who murdered his father. One scene that really sticks out within the film occurs during the draft riots that took place in New York. Although this particular scene is historically accurate, there are some parts of the scene itself that seem to have a bigger impact overall....   [tags: New York Draft Riots, New York City]

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Music and Its Expression in Politics and Life

- Music has been a part of our lives for centuries, dating all the way back to ancient history. The Greeks and the Christians used music as a means of soul crafting. In fact, the power of music is endless; it has a way of reaching out and speaking to us; it speaks volumes. With or without lyrics, music is capable of touching our emotions: happiness, sadness, bitterness, calmness etc. However, with such great power come disadvantages. Music and politics do not always mesh well together. According to some political views, music violates the morality of the state and people....   [tags: Russia, Influence, Arts]

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The Brady Sisters Defense Case Analysis

- Two Utah sisters, Marcia and Jan Brady posted a message on Facebook in support of anti-globalization and anti-genetically organism (GMO) activists against McDonalds restaurants, who had incited riots in Europe. The sister’s message, sent to over 500 “friends”, asking them to join the sisters in two days at 10 p.m. at a McDonalds near the sister’s apartment for a “night of riot, pillage, and fun”. A secondary message was sent out asking the participants to bring items that could be used as weapons or cause property damage....   [tags: gmo activists, free speech, first amendment]

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The Progressive Era Of African Americans

- In an era of addressing social issues and inequality, many African Americans were segregated and divided; they fought for justice but racial tensions still formed. The Progressive Era: a time of major movements of the American population. During the decades between the 1890s and 1920, Americans were faced with many challenges and in turn, they entered a modern era of change. The states and cities were experiencing a newly diverse and urban society. There were new technological advances and industrial economics were growing rapidly since the Civil War....   [tags: African American, Southern United States]

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James Baldwin's Harlem Riots

- Collecting the Harlem Riots ?It would have been better to have left the plate glass as it had been and the goods lying in the stores. It would have been better, but it would have also have been intolerable, for Harlem needed something to smash. This quote by James Baldwin pertains to his relevant thoughts on the Harlem Riots of 1943. A copy of Newsweek from August 9,1943 described the riot in great detail, ?Within a half hour Harlem?s hoodlums were on the march. Windows of pawnshops and liquor and grocery stores were smashed and looted....   [tags: James Baldwin]

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The Value of Civil Disobedience

- In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr passed away from a sniper’s bullet. He gave us thirteen years of nonviolent protest during the civil rights movement of the 1950’s. Before I can give my opinion on the history of race relations in the United States since King’s assassination in 1968 strengthened or weakened his arguments on the necessity and value of civil disobedience. You should know the meaning of civil disobedience. The word civil has several definitions. “The one that is intended in this case is "relating to citizens and their interrelations with one another or with the state", and so civil disobedience means "disobedience to the state"....   [tags: Civil Disobedience Essays]

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Stephen Ash 's A Massacre

- Karr 's famous epigram plus ça change, plus c 'est la même chose stuck with me throughout reading Stephen Ash 's A Massacre in Memphis: The Race Riot That Shook the Nation One Year After the Civil War. In 1866, during the uneasy aftermath of the Civil War, Memphis was swept by an orgy of racial violence. How did it start. Armed white policemen sparked a confrontation with a group of young black men – many of whom were Union veterans. Sound familiar. By the time the situation was brought under control, the grim tally was: 46 African-Americans and three whites killed, 75 blacks injured, five black women raped, 100 blacks robbed, 96 homes destroyed, as well as four black churches and twelve bla...   [tags: Black people, African American, White people, Race]

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The Rise Of The Naacp

- The rise of the NAACP, was in effect long before the first members came together as a unit, the spirit of freedom was already being heard through the cries of those lynched, forced to endure public disgrace and ignorance through like of education, the American Negro. Before the first letter was typed, the spirit of writers such as August Meier, and John Hope Franklin were being purged through the blood of their fallen comrades. Yet being in the ground, their voices cry out what does it take for a black man to receive justice as free men....   [tags: Black people, African American, Negro]

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Punk Rock

- Punk rock is a unique and changing musical genre that was born in both England and the United States in the late 1970s. A largely underground music scene with a reliance on a rejection of societies norms, dismissal of capitalism and consumption, heavy reliance on community, and a strong attitude of do-it-yourself and self-empowerment, punk continues to have a large influence on the contemporary music scene. Punk rock, however, has faced issues when dealing with concepts of sex and gender. Bands within the scene are usually composed of males, women are objectified in song lyrics, and masculine values like aggressiveness and violence are often glamorized, especially in sub-genres of punk such...   [tags: Music]

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Trading in Indonesia

- ... The locals assumed that the Chinese took over their economy opportunities in their own land, furthermore after the Chinese Indonesians companies started to fired the workers, who were mostly natives Indonesian. Some companies wear near to bankrupt, and they were lack of income to support the human resources, so the protests began, then it broke to a riot, took places in Jakarta, Medan, and Central Java. It started with the banners insisted Soeharto to resign, and hope for democracy, and later on after that, several persuasive banners of ‘Ganyang Cina’ or kill the Chinese were hanged, after the companies started firing the workers....   [tags: negotiation, assimilation, segregation]

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Sandin v. Conner and Whitley v. Albers

- Two of the most significant inmates rights cases in the past century are Sandin v. Conner and Whitley v. Albers. In the case of Sandin v. Conner, DeMont Conner, an inmate at a maximum security correctional facility in Hawaii, was subjected to a strip search in 1987. During the search he directed angry and foul language at the officer. Conner was charged with high misconduct and sentenced to 30 days of segregation by the adjustment committee. Conner was not allowed to present witnesses in his defense....   [tags: significant inmates rights cases]

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Chemical Weapons: Weapons of Mass Destruction

- Chemical weapons, devices used for the sole purpose of hurting or killing humans, are widely considered one of the four types of Weapons of Mass Destruction. Chemical weapons are devices that spread a certain toxic chemical to incapacitate people. The two most dangerous kinds of chemical weapons are nerve agents and vesicant, or blister, agents. Types There five kinds of chemical agents. Lethal, Incapacitating agents, Riot control gases, Harassing agents, and Defoliants. (Hersh, 1) Lethal agents include Nerve agents, Vesicants, Blood agents, and Pulmonary agents....   [tags: nerve agents, vesicant, type]

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1968 Washington Riots

- Scene 1: # Street U and 13th 36 years have passed since the DC riot. This is the place where thirteen people died and thousands were injured during a three day riot. Nowadays, we cannot find any trace of the riot that occurred at that time. Only the elderly people still have the memory of the day of the riot. # old pedestrian ; “at that time I was 22, park police…all this are burnt down…” The younger generation does not know what happened here. # young people. “I read this only in the book….it’s 1970 or something….” We visited an old hot dog and chili restaurant....   [tags: Martin Luther King]

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Ain't No Party Like A West Point Christmas Party Cus A West Point Christmas Party Don't Stop!

- ... The booze was hidden from inspecting officers over the next few days. On December 23rd, Sylvanus Thayer, the Academy's Superintendent, hosted a Christmas Party at his home. There some Cadets, but more of the higher ups were there and they sipped on some fine red wine and discussed some of the issues that were happening on campus. At the same time the Cadets in North Barracks began party planning, you know, who to invite, whose bringing dip, watch drinking games to play and so on. But really what they were doing was stealing food from the mess hall so they could have a nice spread for their guests....   [tags: infamous events, drunk Cadets]

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Mob Mentality in A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

- Have you ever witnessed or participated in an act of mob mentality. Many people without realizing it take part in a form of mob mentality, whether it is at a sporting event, concert, or even a protest or riot; these are all forms of mob mentality. The term “mob mentality” is usually something negative, where large groups of people deindivduate themselves. People lose control and are pressured to fit in with what the rest of the crowd is doing. In the book, A Tale of Two Cities, by Charles Dickens, mob mentality has a big impact on the plot....   [tags: guillotine riots, violence]

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The Sans-Culottes: A Powerful Driving Force in the French Revolution

- Pre-Revolutionary peasants were upset with the chasm between low and high class and were ready to make a change in the French society that would follow Enlightenment philosophies. The people decided to work together to form a constitution for their country that would treat all men fairly under the law, giving no special privileges to the high class citizens and equal voting rights for all. Their self-given name, Sans-Culottes, is a symbol of their rejection of high-class luxury, as the “Culottes” were the knee-length pants worn particularly by wealthy French citizens (the name literally meaning Without Culottes.) This movement was extremely popular because it appealed to any and all of the i...   [tags: French History ]

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