1980’s Essays

  • American in the 1980's

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    The 1980’s is one of the most interesting decades that was experienced in the United States. Dealing with the stock market, the coming up of new inventions, all the way to the types of music people listened to. During the 1980s, the only thing that made Americans be “Americans” was because of the things they were provided with. Many Americans had fun throughout the 1980s with materialistic, glamorous, and technological life styles; therefore there were different economical problems that Americans

  • Way of Life in Nicaragua

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    the colder areas of the Central Highlands, they live in adobe houses with tile roofs. The only Indian groups in Nicaragua that follow their own languages and their old ways of life are in the thinly populated Caribbean Region. In the early 1980's some of these Indians became involved in anti-government things. Because of this, the government moved some Indian groups from their homes near the border to areas in the interior of Nicaragua. Education Nicaragua has a law that requires

  • Vernonia School District V. Acton

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    On June 26, 1995, the Supreme Court decided on the case Vernonia School District v. Acton as to whether or not random drug testing of high school athletes violated the reasonable search and seizure clause of the Fourth Amendment. During the 1980's and 1990's there was a large increase in drug use. The courts decision was a strong interpretation of the Fourth Amendment and the right decision upon drug testing high school athletes. Between 1985 and 1989 the Vernonia School District began to see a

  • Interaction of Human Culture and the Environment

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    Interaction of Human Culture and the Environment In the mid 1970's and early 1980's, the field of clinical psychology underwent a revolution with the emergence of family therapy. Therapists initially understood disorders as being the result of a linear chain of causality. For instance, one theory of schizophrenia held that the disorder resulted from exposure to a certain pattern of behavior on the part of the patient's mother. Mothers of schizophrenics were often found to be particularly cold

  • Computer Mouse

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    Computer Mouse The Computer Mouse The computer mouse first came about in the early 1980's. The idea being that the movement from the users hand could be turned into signals that the computer could read moving the cursor around and also allowing the buttons to function when pressed. Today there are a few different types of computer mice on the market. These being the mice that use the traditional tracking ball, the optical mouse and the mouse that has no physical connection to the computer

  • Larger Farm Essay

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    the farm outputs or products in the US. The farms in this sector produce nearly all of the farm products produced the US but are only contribute to small parts of the farms in the US. The expanding sector of agriculture numbered 271,000 farms in the 1980's. This number increased to 326,000 farms by 1991. The off of the farm income of this sector is only $20,847 per farm. The total income per farm averaged $180,276 per year. This sectors main income comes from farming and very little of its income comes

  • In Search of My Community

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    In Search of My Community While trying to examine how my community has changed economically since the 80's, I found myself pondering what my community really was.  I have had the unfortunate experience to understand how a person can feel as if they don't really belong.  Since I had moved about nine times within my life, and I am only eighteen years old, I became stuck, without any ideas of what to write about.  While facing this assignment, I realized that I did not know if I had a place

  • Metropolis: An Influential Film Masterpiece

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    versions made since. As the years have progressed the story has taken on slight changes. The most common versions are the original German and United States versions, a 1980's U.S. version with a rock soundtrack and the recent re-release with restored footage. Most versions keep the film in black and white, while the early 1980's version provides a sepia and sometimes blue tinted look at the world of the city. The most recent re-issue includes a soundtrack that is a re-re... ... middle of paper

  • Ray Kroc

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    With this focus came the utilization of Mr. Kroc's theory of QSC ( quality, service, and cleanliness ). QSC successfully got McDonald's off the ground, but as times changed, the company saw many more market segments and opportunities. In the 1970's and 1980's once again McDonald's lead the way in the fast food industry. The changes we saw included, for example, the fact that women were now a major part of the work force and dual income families were becoming a more common occurrence. McDonald's became

  • Living Together Before Marriage

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    of the total population."("Family." Comptoms Encyclopedia. 1992 ed.) Living together, more formally known as non marital cohabitation, is an emerging lifestyle. In fact, "More than one fourth of all unmarried couples living together in the early 1980's were between 25 and 34 years old, and an additional 19 percent were 45 and over."("Today's Families."Detroit Free Press 18 October 1995: B17.) Although living together is not a recent invention, the relationship has yet to be legitimized with a

  • Higher Education

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    increased by 234%. In comparison, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) increased by 74% and family incomes have risen only 82%." They also state that "The price of a college education has increased two to three times the rate of inflation since the early 1980's." The Global Institute, at www.edgorg.com, says that today there exists a "growing difficulty of moderate income families to pay for college" with st... ... middle of paper ... ...order to get better jobs and earn more money, to get to the good

  • The Vietnam War - The 1968 Tet Offensive

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    about this event. However, it seems that many key facts in the Communist campaign are still misinterpreted or neglected. In the mid-80, living in Saigon after being released from the Communist "re-education camp," I read a book published in the early 1980's in America about the story of the 1968 Tet Offensive. It said that the North Vietnamese Army supreme command had imitated one of the greatest heroes of Vietnam, King Quang Trung, who won the most spectacular victory over the Chinese aggressors in

  • My Future in the World Wrestling Federation

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    three months, paying 20 dollars for every session I attended. Yes, wrestling is fake. Fake, however, is a misrepresntation. "Rigged" would be a better term, because wrestling is not competition--it is entertainment. The popular term coined in the 1980's is "Sports Entertainment." Endings of matches are predetermined, but it is the road to that ending that is the real action. Wrestling is not a sport, but wrestlers are athletes. The ring has padding, but it is not soft. Wrestlers are taught how to

  • Great Bear Rainforest

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    specifically clearcutting, is not a new issue in America. Ever since the 1920's and 1930's, when this nation started to become conscious of conservation, citizens have weighed the consequences of logging. Critics have questioned whether the increase in jobs, tax dollars, and economic growth was worth the destruction of forest lands. Regardless of what they believe today, the logging industry had become so efficient that by the late 1980's nearly 100,000 acres of federal land had been clearcut since the industry

  • Civil War in Congo

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    a rebellion to overthrow the government of Patrice Lumumbra. Sese Seko led to Africanizing of the country by requiring that all citizens drop their Christan names, and by renaming all the geographical locations with more African names.3 During the 1980's Sese Seko's government received support from the United States, in response to communism's rising popularity in Africa. Because of the misuse of the funds and wealth generated by natural resources, the rich got richer and the poor fell farther into

  • Australian History of the 1980`s

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    power *Used to express fitness *Non-conformist fashion Clothes were designed with the intention of displaying wealth. Sequins, designer brands and showy jewellery were used to promote an image of wealth and success. Coming back to success, the 1980`s power suit (sharp-cut suits w. wide shoulders) were popular in the workplace to impress an air of power and intimidation. This was also popular with women, who had recently gained the right to work with equal pay to men and were eager to prove themselves

  • A & P And Fiesta 1980's

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    “Fiesta 1980”, shows similar conflicts in his work such as A&P. Rebelling and undermining is not always the best thing to do. Neglecting words of an authority can lead to stressful situations. Both the writers illustrate this idea in their works. Sammy in “A & P” and Junor in “Fiesta 1980” both have authority figures that they are constantly having issues listening to. Both boys struggle internally to decide what they should do in their difficult situations. Sammy struggles with

  • 1980's MTV Pop

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    The 1980’s MTV pop was an interesting genre of music. There were many good artists that came out of the eighties. My personal favorites are Michael Jackson, the Beastie Boys, Run DMC, NWA, Guns ‘N Roses, and Aerosmith. With the fashion, talent, and personalities I understand why eighties music became so popular. It all began on August 1st, 1981, when MTV, which stands for music television, made its debut. “Video Killed The Radio Star” by the Buggles was the first music video to ever play. MTV

  • Describe The Culture Of The 1980's

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    Culture of the 1980’s As decades pass through time, the culture of people change. 10 years is a long enough time for opinions, style and arts to change popularity in people’s minds. The 1980’s was an exciting year that brought along new styles, new music, new technology and more for the people of their time to enjoy. The fashion of the 80’s was all about bold colours, the size and experimentation. People often would express themselves through their clothing styles and try to make big fashion statements

  • 1980's Economic Failure

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    failures include The Great Depression, the 1981 Recession, and the Great Recession of 2007-2009. The Great Depression was a worldwide economic catastrophe that caused unemployment rates to surge and pushed economic production rates to fail. The early 1980s recession was marked by astronomical interest rates, accompanied by high unemployment and the rising cost of living. The sharp decline in the economy that was considered the most significant failure since the Great Depression came to be known as the