American Population Essays

  • The Aging American Population

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    The Aging American Population The American population has changed dramatically over the last century. Our society has become effected by this in all areas and walks of life. It is unknown what the future holds for America, but the statistical trends in an aging population may shed some light. The rate of aging

  • Asian Americans : Asian American Population

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    Asian Americans have been more active and involved in politics over the past decade. Furthermore, Asian Americans increasingly became more visible in politics extending beyond the city limits. While in many major cities such as Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York City remain packed and serve as a gateway for Asian Americans immigrants. A majority of the United States Asian American population has now moved into the Suburbs. This serves as a part of reaching the American “Dream”. The

  • Korean-American Population and Acculturation

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    discuss examine how the unique cultural aspects of Korean-Americans and acculturation contribute to the high rates of depression and suicide ideation, using John Berry’s Four-Cell Typology as a model. I will also discuss how their culture influences views on mental health, and how these views determine their attitudes toward seeking treatment and mental well-being. Psychological adjustment to acculturation is a key factor for Korean-Americans. Coming from a uniquely strong patriarchal and collectivist

  • Population Growth In The American Colonies Essay

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    the factors that contributed to population growth in the American colonies during the eighteenth century, and discuss the characteristics and consequences of that growth. The primary factor that contributed to population growth is natural increase. Especially in New England, people were living longer which means that the birth rate was higher than the death rate leading to an overall increase in population. In the Chesapeake and Lower Southern Colonies, the population became larger due to the importing

  • Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest in the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Populations

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    Native Americans of the Pacific Northwest in the Decade of the World’s Indigenous Populations Introduction On 1 January 1994, the Mayan peoples of Chiapas, Mexico participated in an armed uprising in protest of the implementation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Following a strong trend of harassment, and mistreatment of Mexico’s indigenous populations, the implementation of NAFTA all but abolished the land claims of Mexico’s Indians. The Zapatista uprising, as it has been

  • American Prisons and Trends Displayed by the Minority Inmate Population

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    American prisons exhibit a trend of disparity of the minority inmate population. Disparity occurs most in the minority population due to high crime rates within their communities mainly because of social isolation and the way the judicial system operates. Why is it that minorities are most likely to be incarcerated? Is it because of the lack of education, poverty, social and economic isolation or is it because of racial profiling? Racial disparity in the criminal justice system is widespread and

  • Chinese American Population

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    Chinese American Population Common Diseases Just like any other society, there exists a broad difference in the indicators and outcomes of health statistics among the Chinese Americans (Lean & Lee, 2012). Different types of health conditions affecting the Chinese Americas all through the United States include; cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, cardiovascular and hepatitis B. The information derived from the ministry of health shows that cancer causes most deaths among the Chinese Americans (Amill

  • How Did The Columbian Exchange Affect The Native American Population

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    Although the Columbian Exchange made the Native American population significantly decrease and horses, pigs, cattle, goats, and sheep were all brought to the Americas during the Columbian Exchange, the Americas continued to grow their staple crops such as potatoes and corn after the Columbian Exchange’s effect on the society. The Columbian Exchange was a very crucial event in American history. Without the Columbian Exchange, the Americas would not have large mammals big enough to domesticate. Also

  • Modern Day Relevance of The Declaration of Independence

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    Modern Day Relevance of The Declaration of Independence The Declaration of Independence is one of the most important documents produced by an American thinker. Reading The Declaration of Independence presents the reader with a window into the world of revolutionary America. It conveys the dynamic nature of the time better than any written work of the period. The real importance of The Declaration of Independence lies not in the purpose for which Jefferson created it, to declare independence

  • Contemporary American Class Structure

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    Contemporary American Class Structure Social class is defined as 'people having the same social or economic status' (Wordnet). In contemporary American society, social class is based on the amount of money and property you have and also prestige. Prestige is given to a person through the line of work or the family that they come from. For example, upper-upper class member Jennifer Lopez reeks of prestige not only because she has millions of dollars in her bank account, but she has very expensive

  • Obesity in America

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    of the population, and an additional 1/3 is overweight. With obesity becoming more and more of a problem each year, the American population is going to suffer from a catastrophic health emergency. What is obesity? Obesity is a heath condition where the subject has an abnormally large amount of fat for their height. A person who has a body mass index of over 30 is classified obese by the U.S. Dietary Guidelines. Who does obesity affect? Obesity affects 1/3 of all classes of Americans. However

  • The Anti-War Movement in the USA in the 1960-1970s

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    A is an extract from the book "Four hours in Me Lai", written by Michael Bilton in 1992. The book is about the events that happened in My Lai, and it endeavours to explain why the USA lost the war in Vietnam. It is targeting mainly the adult population, in England, the USA and other English speaking countries. On one hand it does have sufficient evidence to explain why there was an anti-war movement as the content is all true. It states the high death rate and inexperience of all the USA's

  • Nurturing or poisoning

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    pregnancies result in miscarriage (Fallon, 1). Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, chronic fatigue, dyslexia, hyperactivity, ulcers, obesity, arthritis, multiple sclerosis and diabetes are only a few of the ailments that hinder the American population. Chronic disease afflicts nearly half of the population of the United States and causes an astonishing three out of four deaths. Although such physical and mental problems once characterized the elderly, more and more children and teenagers are struck by chronic illness

  • The Rise, Fall and Religion of the Inca Empire

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    The Rise, Fall and Religion of the Inca Empire The title "Inca Empire" was given by the Spanish to a Quechuan-speaking Native American population that established a vast empire in the Andes Mountains of South America shortly before its conquest by Europeans. The ancestral roots of this empire began in the Cuzco valley of highland Peru around 1100 AD. The empire was relatively small until the imperialistic rule of emperor Pachacuti around 1438. Pachacuti began a systematic conquest of the surrounding

  • Losing Weight the Correct Way

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    Losing Weight the Correct Way Though many Americans are in the diet and weight-loss craze, the population as a whole is still considered overweight (Lemonick). This may be due to many factors, such as lack of nutrition in food and having a slothful lifestyle. Also, as people pursue other interests, such as careers and family life, they ignore keeping themselves healthy and fit. To maintain health and life span, one must exercise, eat moderately, and eat foods that have nutritional value. If

  • Bilingual Education for Migrant Students and Assistive Technology

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    Bilingual Education for Migrant Students and Assistive Technology “In recent years the Hispanic population in America has achieved status as the largest minority group in the United States surpassing African-Americans (Baker, p.438).” This sudden increase in the Hispanic-American population is monumental when looking at the past few hundred years when African-Americans held the spot as the largest minority group in the United States. Across the United States this sudden and unprecedented influx

  • American Indian Population Research Paper

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    term used to describe a combination of issues that can affect a population comprising the accessibility and availability of health care services, the incidence of chronic diseases and/or illnesses, individual behaviors, contact with risk factors for disease and illness, and social elements such as income and education. Having the highest rates of certain health problems of all ethnic populations in the United States means that American Indians also have the highest mortality rates for certain associated

  • Censorship of Pornography

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    and pornography do have a link between them and that makes censoring it a positive idea for America. Pornography has no positive effect on society. The American population agrees that pornography does not serve a legitimate purpose. Seventy-two percent of Americans want some sort of crack down on pornography. Also Ninety-two percent of Americans want a crack down on child pornography because it has no value and is disgusting and against the law ( 179). Pornography was found to have little redeeming

  • Selling Your Used Car

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    Process Essay Thesis: The majority of the American population has very little, or no understanding of the used car trade. A simple understanding on when and where to sell, how to get your car ready, writing a classified ad, negotiating, and making a contract. With consumer demand rising and supply constrained by several factors, including the tendency of new-car owners to hang on to them longer, prices for used vehicles have been climbing steadily. According to one recent study, nearly three times

  • Gambling

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    first century, gambling has become an increasing problem in the United Sates. The continuing problem has hurt the lives of many often leading to actions such as suicides. The problem with gambling today is it is not taken as a serious problem by the American world. According to Richard Wilhelm, it is thought of as “ a recreational hobby that has little negative affects”(2). Little does much of the public know that gambling is a serious addiction that can completely take over your life. It is a problem