Repeal Essays

  • Prohibition and Repeal 18th & 21st Amendments

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    Prohibition Prohibition was the eighteenth amendment. It prohibited the production and consumption of alcoholic beverages. People would have never thought of “excoriating” alcohol until the 19th century (Tyrrell 16). During this time widespread crime and dismay arose. Some beneficial things did come out of this period of chaos such as women were able to prove themselves as people their temperance movements. During this time many things happened that led to Prohibition’s strongest point and to

  • Optional Helmet Law Is a Disaster for Pennsylvania

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    1. September 4, 2003 was a sad day for Pennsylvanians. Governor Rendell signed the new motorcycle helmet law into effect, sentencing riders to death and increasing the tax burden caused by this new law. Pennsylvania is the 31st state to repeal its all-rider helmet law (Berenson 2). The new law states “no helmet is required for a person 21 years of age or older who has been licensed to operate a motorcycle for not less than 2 full calender [sic] years or has completed a motorcycle rider

  • How Alcohol Prohibition Was Ended

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    saved the very foundation of our Government. No man can tell where we would have gone, or to what we would have fallen, had not this repeal been brought about. -Letter to the VCL, 1933 This is a story about a small, remarkable group of lawyers who took it upon themselves, as a self- appointed committee, to propel a revolution in a drug policy: the repeal of the 18th Amendment. In 1927, nine prominent New York lawyers associated themselves under the intentionally-bland name, "Voluntary Committee

  • Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates the Second Amendment

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    that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem. These people feel that there are two reasons for the repeal; One is the rising of violence among teenagers, the second reason is their interpertation of the Second Ammendment which could be considered a strict one. The side opposing these views use arguments like how it would be immpossible to repeal the Second Ammendment, and a long western civilizations history with a right to bear arms. Finally one can see the conflict

  • The American Civil War was Avoidable

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    division of the Nebraska Territory into two units, Kansas and Nebraska, and the application of his idea of ¡°popular sovereignty¡± which would allow the territorial vote to decide the area¡¯s status concerning slavery. This proposal would, in effect, repeal the Missouri Compromise, which greatly angered abolitionists and Northerners. Douglas and Southern supporters won a congressional debate and shortly after, the bill was signed. With the passage of this bill, many conflicts arose. Much personal turmoil

  • The Townshend Act and Protest of the Colonists

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    The Townshend Act and Protest of the Colonists The Townshend Acts’ repeal of the Stamp Act left Britain's financial problems unresolved. Parliament had not given up the right to tax the colonies and in 1767, at the urging of chancellor of the Exchequer Charles Townshend, it passed the Townshend Acts, which imposed taxes on lead, glass, tea, paint, and paper that Americans imported from Britain. In an effort to strengthen its own authority and the power of royal colonial officials, Parliament

  • Characteristics and Impacts of American Reconstruction

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    states for protection. Congress viewed this plan as far too lenient, and in 1864 passed the Wade-Davis bill. This bill required the majority of voters in each Southern state to take an oath of loyalty; only then could the state hold a convention to repeal secession and abolish slavery. Although Lincoln’s plan may have been too lenient, this bill would have been far too harsh and delayed readmission to the Union for a very long time. Lincoln did not sign the bill into law, or pocket-vetoed the bill

  • Should Section 28 Be Repealed?

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    Recently, I noticed a petition in my local church that was to be sent to Donald Dewar opposing the repeal of section 28, which bans the promotion of homosexuality in schools. Many people did not want their children and grandchildren to know anything about homosexuality. This made me think, should homosexuality be taught in Scottish schools? The response to section 28 has been very different in different parts of the country. Section 28 has never been used in court to stop a local authority doing

  • Solutions to Juvenile Crime

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    Solutions to Juvenile Crime Crime is a plague that has haunted American citizens for centuries. The severity of crime has ranged from running a red light to cold blooded murder. Statistics indicate that crime rates have been on the rise in the previous decades, especially juvenile crime. Statistics show that, ‘the number of youths aged 14 and younger who have been charged with homicide has jumped by 43 percent in the past twenty years’ (Kids With No Hope, No Fear, No Rules, And No Life, 2).

  • Historical Analysis Of One Of Emily Dickinsons Works

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    extreme ecstasy. These moods were shown in almost all her poems. <font size="1">Mine-by the Right of the White Election!Mine-by the Royal Seal!Mine-by the Sign in the Scarlet prison-Bars-cannot conceal!Mine-here-in Vision-and in Veto!Mine by the Grave's Repeal-Titled-Confirmed-Delirious Charter!Mine-long as Ages steal!~ Emily Dickinson, 1862In this poem, Emily Dickinson is saying that everything tangible can be taken away from her, but her will to live, and her choice to die, are hers, and nobody can take

  • Dead Man Walking

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    later is asked to be his spiritual advisor. The convicted killer is named Matthew Poncelet, and he is played by Sean Penn. The film is set in the Angola state penitentiary, in Louisiana. Matthew Poncelet first asks her to get him a lawyer so he can repeal his Death sentence. Sister Helen gets him a lawyer, but they fail after several good attempts to get him off death row. Sister Helen begins to come to him almost every day after Poncelet asks her to be his spiritual advisor on the day of his death

  • America's Involvement in the Soviet Afghan War

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    surgical military operation. They were wrong.(Boggs) The only resistance to the Soviet invasion were men known as the "mujahideen" known to many as freedom fighters. They are multinational; some even from America, doing everything in their power to repeal the Soviet horde. The Soviet invasion frightened neighboring countries such as Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, so they unofficially allied with the United States. The U.S. provided the weaponry, training, etc., Saudi Arabia recruited the fighters (mujahideen)

  • Douglas N. Husak's A Moral Right to Use Drugs

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    the current way drugs are treated. The figures that Husak offers up, such as the fact that up to one third of all felony charges involve drugs, are startling, but more evidence is needed than the fact that a law is frequently broken to justify it’s repeal. Husak attempts to discuss drug use legality aside in order to prove his argument. He looks at drug use in a three fold manner exploring; the reasons Americans use drugs, the justifications behind the war on drugs, and a discussion on which drugs

  • DADT Repeal Act

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    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010 In Article I, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, the Congress of the United States is vested with the power to legislate. Pieces of legislation must pass through both chambers of Congress and receive the president’s signature to become a federal statute. This process requires not only a consensus among Congress and the president, but also an understanding of how legislation will affect the bureaucracy and play out with court rulings. This consensus

  • Pros And Cons To Repeal Obamacare

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    Whether or not Obamacare needs to be repealed has become the center of multiple political debates nowadays. For months now, even before Donald Trump got sworn in, proposals to repeal and replace The Affordable Care Act have been making there way into the House of Representatives and the Senate. Bringing much of the healthcare world together the proposal planned by Senators Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and Bill Cassidy of Louisiana went a lot farther than other plans. Though this bill was eventually

  • The 17th Amendment: The Case for Repeal

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    The 17th Amendment: The Case for Repeal Have you ever wondered what would happen if your worst fears became reality? For the founding father and crafters of the U.S. Constitution those fears have come to roost. What was originally designed to be the foundation of our country, and the law of the land; has now been amended out of existence. The ratification of the 17th Amendment changed the country’s political landscape and weakened the U.S. Constitution by allowing Senators to be directly elected

  • Should Congress Repeal the Private Express Statutes?

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    In July 2009, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) listed the budget of the United States Postal Service as “high risk” and recommended oversight from Congress and the Executive Branch. Specifically, the GAO stated that “Amid challenging economic conditions and a changing business environment, USPS is facing a deteriorating financial situation in which it does not expect to cover its expenses and financial obligations in fiscal years 2009 and 2010” (“Restructuring”, 2009, pg. 1). The GAO

  • Should New York State repeal the SAFE act?

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    Should NYS repeal the SAFE Act? The Most opposed piece of legislation in state history. If you own a firearm in New York State you know about the secure ammunition and firearms enforcement act or SAFE act for short. What you may not know about it though is much more important. What most people don’t realize is that this law is under more opposition than any other law in the state’s history “As of 3/11/2013, we've had 127,715 people sign the petition!” (New York senator Kathleen Marchione). There

  • Why Did The United States Repeal The 18th Amendment And The Volstead Act?

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    United States repeal the 18th Amendment and the Volstead Act? Hook: Crash! The sound of a beer bottle falling on the floor and shattering into a million peices. From the outside of the house you could hear a drunken man yelling, a woman screaming, and children crying. This is one of the many reasons that the United States started prohibition. With laws like the Volstead act and the 18th amendment alcohol was banned throughout the whole country. In thirteen years, America would repeal both laws, but

  • Planned Parenthood Preventive Abortion

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    Women’s health care coverage hangs by a string while the repeal and replace of Obamacare is conducted. Certain benefits women obtain from health care may be omitted as pregnancy before the repeal and replace of Obamacare is seen as a pre-existing condition. Obamacare funds certain programs, such as planned parenthood; however, if replaced, this could drastically affect the amount of money women have to pay for what they offer for free. The repeal and replace of Obamacare negatively affects the health