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Joseph S. Nye Jr. has many complementary arguments in his two books �The Paradox of American Power� and �Soft Power�. First of the most important arguments is that there are two main types of power: hard command power, which consists of military and economic power, and soft power. In terms of hard military power, the United States is unmatched, especially after the conclusion ...
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In answering this question, this essay sought to make explicit the characteristics of International Organisation as against popular misperception. Subsequently, it highlights the objectives and aims of the most prominent International Organisation of the world- the United Nations (UN) and its substantial achievements since its inception in 1945. it also relates the position of the two dominant t...
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US Politics essays / U.S.”Japan War Trade
This research paper will focus on the U.S.—Japan war trade between the years 1980 through 1990 including the present. Different issues such as tariffs and bilateral verses multilateral trade between these countries will be presented. The paper will also be comprised of issues present in the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) as it relates to U.S.-Japan war trade. Also, there will ...
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US Politics essays / Louisiana Purchase
Several great American Statesmen were pivotal in shaping and molding the government of the United States. History has since forgotten some of these founding fathers. The ones remembered throughout history are those we hold up for their accomplishments. Thomas Jefferson is one of the American Statesmen that stands out from the rest as being one of the greatest contributors to our p...
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US Politics essays / Bilingual Education
Amanda Grace Mack ENRU 1100/ Section 26 Prof. Coppola 27 March 2001 Public Relations Address – Multiculturalism Celebration Saturday, April 7, 2001 – Central Park Keep bilingual education programs in New York City’s Public Schools Buena tarde, Bonsoir, Gutenabend, Buoa sera…Good evening! I would like to thank you the Concerned Clergy Organization for invitin...
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US Politics essays / Guaranteed Minimum Income
Guaranteed minimum income is advocated by some as a solution to the problems of welfare, poverty and homelessness. Others argue that a guaranteed annual income should be a right provided to everyone without strings. Since everyone or at least their parents and grand parents shared in the creation of the wealth of today’s society, they should now receive a share of that wealth. The...
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Similarities and Differences of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington In this essay I will compare and contrast two Americans from the history era of 1607 1876. The two that I have chosen are Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. First, I will be going over a brief overview of each person so that you can get a feel on who they are. Second, I will be discussing the similarities and ...
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US Politics essays / Fdr
FDR When Franklin D. Roosevelt took office in March 1933, the country was in horrible economic condition, banks were collapsing, businesses were failing and the stock market continued to plummet. Promising the New Deal in his candidacy, he took bold action as leader of the country against hunger, unemployment, and the other problems of the great depression. In Roosevelt s inaugural address he...
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Thomas Jefferson and Robert Coram both had different plans for education in colonial America. Jefferson was the most well known advocate for education while Coram was the least famous devisor of educational plans. Jefferson, as we all know, wrote the Declaration of Independence and later became the third President. Robert Coram was a young man who worked for a Republican newspaper in Dela...
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US Politics essays / Patriotism
Patriotism By Charles Eliot Norton Address before the Men's Club of the Prospect Street Congregational Church, Cambridge, Mass., June 7, 1898. There are moments in every man's life, in the life of every nation, when, under the excitement of passion, the simple truths which in common times are the foundation upon which the right order and conduct of life depend are apt to be forgott...
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US Politics essays / George Washington
George Washington On April 30, 1789, George Washington, standing on the balcony of Federal Hall on Wall Street in New York, took his oath of office as the first President of the United States. "As the first of every thing, in our situation will serve to establish a Precedent," he wrote James Madison, "it is devoutly wished on my part, that these precedents may be fixed on true principle...
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US Politics essays / Senator Orrin Hatch
“Powerful Congressman” Senator Orrin Hatch, a Republican representative for Utah, was born March twenty-second nineteen thirty-four in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Hatch’s father, Jesse, was a hardworking metal lather and his mother, Helen, a devout woman. He grew up in a family of modest means. Yet, despite hard times, the senator’s parents did everything possible t...
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US Politics essays / Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt is mostly remembered as the twenty-sixth President of the United States, but this astonishingly multifaceted man was a great many other things as well. In addition to holding elective office as a New York State Assemblyman, Governor of New York, Vice President, and President, he was also a deputy sheriff in the Dakota Territory, Police Commissioner of New York City, U.S. Civ...
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US Politics essays / Power Of 3
America = Double Standard In America we have freedom of speech. We have the option to express our feelings and thoughts. Sometimes it is unwanted and uncalled for but we can speak out . Unlike some countries we wouldn’t be penalized or attacked for speaking against our countries or president or government. Some countries keep a strong tap on any person or groups that bad talk...
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US Politics essays / John Porter
The representative from the 10th congressional district of Illinois for the U.S. House of Representatives is republican John Porter. Porter has been the representative from this district for the last 11 terms (since the election of 1980). He was born in Evanston, IL on June 1, 1935. Here is where he started on his road to congress. Following his graduation from Evanston High School, Port...
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US Politics essays / Argentina
Ian C Report on Argentina History, Problems and Future of Latin American Country Table of Contents Argentina Historical Highlights 3 Chapter 1: Economy 7 Chapter 2 - Governmental / Social Problem #1 9 Chapter 3 - Governmental / Social Problem #2 11 Chapter 4 - Current Relations with the United States 14 Chapter 5 - Regional Relations 15 Chapter 6 - Military 17 Chapter 7 - The F...
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US Politics essays / All The President's Men
All The President's Men Richard Nixon's first term as president will always be connected with the Watergate scandal, the biggest political scandal in United States history. Various illegal activities were conducted including burglary, wire tapping, violations of campaign financing laws, sabotage, and attempted use of government agencies to harm political opponents to help Richard Nixon w...
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US Politics essays / Hstruman
Truman by lindsey leverett Harry S. Truman. ÓEarly Life Harry S. Truman, the oldest of three children born to Martha Ellen Young Truman and John Anderson Truman, was born in his familyÕs small frame house in Lamar, Missouri, in 1884. Truman had no middle name; his parents apparently gave him the middle initial S. because two family relatives names started with that letter. When...
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J. Edgar Hoover: King of an Empire Jim Bondurant Fall Semester Government Seminar Dr. Matheny At some point in the lives of most Americans there has been instilled in us a great vision of the nation that we live in. This includes the founding of our nation through such men as Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Alexander Hamilton. These men and their colleagues are presented to us fr...
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MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT SOCIAL SECURITY 1. The Social Security Trust Fund is an accounting fiction. The Social Security tax has been raising more money than is needed to pay for current benefits, in order to build up a surplus to help finance the retirement of the Baby Boom generation. All of this surplus is lent to the U.S. Treasury when the Social Security Trust Fund buys bonds from it. The mon...
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Analysis of U.S. Foreign Policy with Russia Post Cold-War Soviet Union had left the country in a state of shambles. The economy was in ruins, the military was behind those of the western nations, and the government s ideologies were beginning to be questioned. When S.U. itself ceased to exist on December 25, 1991, the United States (Bush administration) initiated the redefining of relationship ...
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US Politics essays / Roadless Initiative
The Roadless Area Final Rule: Conservation or Preservation? In 1978, the United States Forest Service (USFS) began the management of roadless areas, i.e., all areas greater than 5,000 acres and without constructed roads, in a study called Roadless Area Review and Evaluation II (RARE II). The purpose of this study was to determine the suitability of these roadless areas for inclusion in the Na...
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US Politics essays / Jeffersonian Republicanism
After the extreme partisanship of 1800, it was expected by supporters and foes alike that the presidential administration of Thomas Jefferson would pioneer substantial and even radical changes. The federal government was now in the hands of a relentless man and a persistent party that planned to diminish its size and influence. But although he overturned the principal Federalist domestic ...
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US Politics essays / The American Constitution
The basis of all law in the United States is the Constitution. This Constitution is a document written by "outcasts" of England. The Constitution of the United States sets forth the nation's fundamental laws. It establishes the form of the national government and defines the rights and liberties of the American people. It also lists the aims of the government and the methods of achieving them. ...
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US Politics essays / Our Corporate Government
Our Corporate Government America is known world wide as the greatest free country on the planet, yet in America there is a crisis of corruption in the democratic system. The American people are no longer the strongest force in the political process, nor are they the most important force for candidates and causes to win. American democracy is threatened by corporate political contributions, ...
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US Politics essays / Cost Of The Golf War
How much did the Gulf War cost the US How much did the US pay for the Gulf War above and beyond the yearly cost for supporting its military? The US Department of Defense estimated the incremental cost at $61 billion. This additional cost included deployment, construction and operations in the Gulf. However, $54 billion was offset by contributions of other members in the Coalition. Two...
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Public Administration - what is it? Public administration is often regarded as including also some responsibility for determining the policies and programs of governments. Specifically, it is the following: · Planning · Organizing · Directing · Coordinating · Controlling of government operations. Public administration is a feature of all nations, whatever their system of gover...
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US Politics essays / Social Security
A little over sixty years ago the nation struggled through what was, up to then, the most dramatic crisis since the Civil War. The economy was uprooted after the crash of the stock market and the country's financial stability was destroyed. One of the many steps taken to alleviate the burden on the American people was the passing of the Social Security Act of 1935 and its amendments by Congress ...
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On June 8 1995 the Mike Harris Conservative government was elected to power in the Province of Ontario. Harris throughout his campaign at the time talked of tax cuts, job creation among many other promises in the overall goal of balancing the budget and making Ontario a better place to live. As such, through Harris' "Common Sense" revolution platform, he outlined how it was going to be done and ...
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US Politics essays / Progressivism Movement
Progressivism implies a philosophy that welcomes innovations and reforms in the political, economic, and social order. The Progressive movement, 1901 to 1917, was ultimately the triumph of conservatism rather than a victory for liberalism. In a general sense, the conservative goals of this period justified the Liberal reforms enacted by Progressive leaders. Deviating from the traditional defin...
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US Politics essays / Progressivism Movement
Progressivism implies a philosophy which welcomes innovations and reforms in the political, economic, and social order. The Progressive movement, 1901 to 1917, was ultimately the triumph of conservatism rather than a victory for liberalism. In a general sense, the conservative goals of this period justified the Liberal reforms enacted by Progressive leaders. Deviating from the ...
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US Politics essays / Military Retention Problem
Military Retention: Why Is It A Growing Problem? Abstract The words "material" and "personnel" are abstractions, but the weapons systems and the devoted human beings organized to make and use them are real. Reducing the size of the military also means ending jobs and forcing career changes on many people who deserve better from their nation. However, it has become apparent that many of today...
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US Politics essays / Federalism & Poverty
Many Americans believe that the federal government is too big, both in the number of agencies it directs and in the scope of its powers. Some people also think that the daily business of Capitol Hill has no effect on their lives, in part because they believe that politicians do not understand their problems. This dissatisfaction with Washington, D.C., in recent years has renewed debate ov...
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US Politics essays / Budget Spending
Budget Spending This country has been dealing with a budget deficit for many years now. In an attempt to change this, on June 29, Congress voted in favor of HConRes67 that called for a 7-year plan to balance the Federal Budget by the year 2001. This would be done by incorporating $894 billion in spending cuts by 2002, with a projected 7-year tax cut of $245 billion. If this plan were implemente...
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Should Social Security be Privatized? Many people don’t understand how the Social Security system really works. There are no separate Social Security "accounts" set up for each taxpayer to which he contributes his Social Security "tax" each year. Many people believe these accounts exist, that the money they pay into their accounts grows each year until retirement, and when they r...
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Should Social Security Be Privatized? Many people don t understand how the Social Security system really works. There are no separate Social Security "accounts" set up for each taxpayer to which he contributes his Social Security "tax" each year. Many people believe these accounts exist, that the money they pay into their accounts grows each year until retirement, and when they retire ...
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US Politics essays / Agencies
FBI The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is the principal investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice. Title 28, United States Code, Section 533, which authorizes the Attorney General to "appoint officials to detect...crimes against the United States," and other federal statutes give the FBI the authority and responsibility to investigate specific crimes. At present, the F...
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Many people don t understand how the Social Security system really works. There are no separate Social Security "accounts" set up for each taxpayer to which he contributes his Social Security "tax" each year. Many people believe these accounts exist, that the money they pay into their accounts grows each year until retirement, and when they retire they get back what they paid in with int...
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US Politics essays / Legislative Branch
Ryan Francom ENGL 2010 Portfolio 2: Proposal Final Draft Judiciary – Our last hope Our flags have been raised from half-staff to full-staff since the terrorist attacks in the New York area and most of us Americans seem to be increasingly aware of our protecting freedoms. In 1787, our founding fathers created the greatest contract or agreement for freedom ever known to mankind. ...
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US Politics essays / Ameican Political System
Does the American Political system meet the needs of the American People? "My brother Bob doesn't want to be in government -- he promised Dad he'd go straight" John Fitzgerald Kennedy. It s not whether or not the system can meet the needs of America, rather, why it does not the politicians. The American political system cannot meet the needs of the American people because the right people a...
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US Politics essays / The Presidental Limits
The President of the United States is the most powerful wo/man in the world. There are few limits to what s/he can do. The Constitution created the institution of the presidency in 1789, power of the president has gradually grown from what was first envisioned. The presidential powers were set up to be limited by separation of powers into three branches of government, by the checks and ba...
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US Politics essays / Bob Marley
Bicameral legislature- A congress made up of two houses. In the U.S. it is the senate and the House of Representatives. Constitutional convention agreed to a bicameral legislation. Congressional Sessions- Each term of congress starts on January 3 of odd numbered years and lasts for two years. Sessions- a meeting that takes place twice in congress and usually lasts for most of the year. ...
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US Politics essays / Somilia
Purpose: To explain current U.S. involvement in Somalia, particularly in the area of how the International Strategy Equation relates to Somalia along with elements of Security Assistance. How the New World Order applies to Somalia. In closure discuss two of the FY 91 Security Assistance program Objectives. I. Introduction II. International Strategy and Somalia a. Why U.S. is involve with So...
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English 201 The Debate Over a Century Old Law Thesis: The showdown in the west between the U.S. Government and the hardrock mining industry, over a one hundred and twenty five year old law, is apt to leave all parties involved, including the environment, feeling the adverse effects of their indecisiveness. I. The U.S. Government needs to reform this outdated law.A. T...
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US Politics essays / Richard Nixon
The Soviet Union was America's great adversary in this era, but since 1960 the USSR had not had good relations with China. Nixon thought that improved Sino-American ties would undermine the Soviets. He also hoped that China would pressure the North Vietnamese to end the war. A year before his election Nixon had written of the Chinese, "There is no place on this small planet for a billion of its...
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US Politics essays / Corporate Governance
CORPORATE GOVERNANCE The Oxford English Dictionary defines ‘governance’ as ‘the act, manner, fact or function of governing, sway, control’. ‘To govern’ is ‘to rule with authority’, ’to exercise the function of government’, ‘to sway, rule, influence, regulate, determine’, ‘to conduct oneself in some way; curb, b...
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US Politics essays / The Graying Of America
The Graying of America Of the total federal expenditures in 1995, Social Security together with Medicare(federally founded health program aimed at helping the elderly, founded in 1965) was the largest, accounting for about 34 percent. In 2005 this figure is predicted to be as high as 39 percent. This is caused by the "graying" of America and the increased number of elderly who will collec...
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US Politics essays / Us-Vietnam Relations
Since Clinton normalized relations in 1995, restoring full diplomatic ties between the United States and Vietnam, the two countries have been working towards a trade agreement for over four years. Finally July 13th of this year, the two finally signed a Bilateral Trade Agreement (BTA) would open up Vietnam’s growing economy, and increase trade between the two former enemies. In sp...
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US Politics essays / Lawyers
I had never really thought of law as even a remote possibility of a career unitl recently. Several weeks ago wile studing for my least favorite class I realized that I was sort of enjoying reading law cases. Everything that I do these days I am analizing in the back of my mind trying to figure whether I would consider it as a career. Because of my surprising revolation that I was actually enjoy...
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The Impact of Eliminating the Electoral College The Electoral College is a very large part of determining which candidate for presidency will become the next Chief Executive of the United States of America. Often times, it is the only important factor in this decision, with the popular vote accounting for considerably less. The Electoral College is a long-standing tradition in the history of ...
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US Politics essays / Clinton's Social Security Plan
Social Security has always been a big issue to any politician trying to regain his public image. This is no exception for Bill Clinton. He wants to take money from the budget surplus and use it for social security this is a good idea, but he then wants to take some of the money and invest it in private stocks, this is a bad idea perhaps the worst idea of the decade according to a Time ...
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US Politics essays / United States
The United States Government is often commented by some as being a role model government. After all it we are provided with certain rights and privileges that other nations are totally unaware of, but looking at our government a little closer we are able to see that some things just don t make sense. The government shouldn t be totally knocked but their are some issues that should be brought ...
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US Politics essays / Constitutional Law
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW Two foundations of our government, the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. -Individual rights from God, give up some liberty to the state. -A federation is a union of states. -States do not give up their own sovereignty. -Taxation supports the army -balance of power- -absolute power corrupts. fed. v. state Central gov’t of seperated powers, th...
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Standing Tiebout on His Head: Tax Capitalization and the Monopoly Power of Local GovernmentsAbstractMuch of the public finance literature assumes that local governments behave extremely competitively. A model is presented here which challenges this widespread assumption. While it is almost costless to relocate to another locality, the presence of tax capitalization makes it impossible for...
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US Politics essays / Capital Punishment
George W. Bush came out of his national convention with a significant lead over Al Gore. One poll put the margin at 17 points. While this is reassuring to his supporters, it is a lead that could quickly evaporate. In 1988, Democrat Michael Dukakis held a 17 point lead over Republican George Bush and lost the election. One of the wild cards in this particular campaign is the performance of th...
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US Politics essays / George Bush
George Herbert Walker Bush, (1924- ), 41st President of the United States. During most of his public career, George Bush served other presidents loyally in a number of important positions. Not until 1988, after eight years as Vice Presidentunder Ronald Raegan, did Bush, a self-effacing man, step into the limelight as the Republican nominee for president. For the first time he had an opportu...
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US Politics essays / Pain In The World
LIBERAL PARTY PLATFORM OVERVIEW OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL THE LIBERAL PLAN FOR THE FUTURE OF CANADA STRONG FINANCES · As of January 1, 2001, we will reduce the 29% top tax rate to 26% for incomes ranging from $60,000 to $100,000, and we will eliminate the deficit reduction surtax. · In 2000, we reduced the 26% middle rate for those earning between $30,000 and $60,000 to 24%. As of Jan...
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US Politics essays / Fbi
Origins and Progressions of the FBI In 1908 a group of Special Agents started the Federal Bureau of Investigation with the large contribution of Attorney General Charles Bonaparte during the Presidency of Theodore Roosevelt. Bonaparte and Roosevelt had first met when they both spoke at a meeting of the Baltimore Civil Service Reform Association. Roosevelt, at the time was the Civil Service Co...
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US Politics essays / The Us Government
The US Government William Jefferson Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, inHope, Arkansas. His father, William J. Blythe III was killed inan automobile collision just two months before William's birth.At age four, William Jefferson Blythe IV was legally adopted byhis mothers second husband, Roger Clinton, making him WilliamJefferson Clinton. At age...
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US Politics essays / Us Presidents 30-42
30. President - Calvin Coolidge Term - August 3, 1923 to March 3, 1929 Coolidge set out to establish a working relationship with the leading members of the Harding administration, and he drew on many people for advice and help. The scandals of Harding's presidency, particularly the Teapot Dome oil affair, were coming to light, and Coolidge spent much of his time defending his party. His rela...
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US Politics essays / Debate 2000
PROBLEM AREA II: RIGHT OF PRIVACY The Right to Be Left Alone: An Examination of the Right of Privacy Prepared for Submission to the 1999 National Debate Topic Selection Committee by Cindi Timmons Colleyville Heritage HS Colleyville, Texas and Aaron Timmons Greenhill School Dallas, Texas The Right to Be Left Alone: An Examination of the Right of Privacy The right of the peo...
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US Politics essays / Politics 2
1. In the ongoing war between religious extremism and secular humanist atheism, labels seem to be created and tossed around with reckless abandon. The term fundamentalist is used in secular literature these days to describe virtually anyone who has a religious objection to anything. The thing that gets lost in all this labeling and name-calling is the argument that is at the core of the disag...
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The Life and Times of Ronald Reagan The life of Ronald Wilson Reagan is a story of unlikely successes. Born into a poor family, he came of age during the hard economics times of the Great Depression of the 1930's. Yet he was able to achieve great successes in two quite different fields-as an actor and in politics. Ronald Reagan is one of America's most interesting Presidents becau...
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On June 11, 1993, the United State Supreme Court upheld Wisconsin¹s penalty enhancement law, which imposes harsher sentences on criminals who ³intentionally select the person against whom the crime...is committed..because of the race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry of that person.² Chief Justice Rehnquist deliverd the opinion of the unan...
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Penalty for Bias-Motivated Crimes- On June 11, 1993, the United State Supreme Court upheld Wisconsin's penalty enhancement law, which imposes harsher sentences on criminals who "intentionally select the person against whom the crime...is committed..because of the race, religion, color, disability, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry of that person." Chief Justice Rehnquist...
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Federalism as a Facilitating Practice for Government CartelizationMany federal policies - including grants, mandates, and tax expenditures - closely resemble the instruments used by cartels to enforce anti-competitive agreements. Is it possible that many federal policies exist not to correct for interstate externalities or enhance equity, but to inhibit interstate competition? The current...
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The Presidential election of 1972 had two strong candidates, President Richard Nixon and George McGovern. There were many issues which had a great deal of importance to the election. The Vietnam war and the stability of the economy at the time were two main factors. The election ended in one the largest political scandals in U.S. history, being the Watergate break-in, and cover-up, b...
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Lyndon B. Johnson and Richard M. Nixon were presidents during one of the most turbulent periods in American history. Both grappled with significant social unrest and the question of whether to continue involvement in the Vietnam War. Although these two presidents faced similar problems during their presidency, their presidential style and approach to these problems was fundamentally dif...
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Outside Looking In: Views of Third Party and Independent Candidates Analysis by Paul S. Herrnson and Ron Faucheux Originally published in Campaigns & Elections magazine, August 1999 issue. The recent elections of Reform Party candidate - now governor - Jesse Ventura of Minnesota and Green Party candidate - now state legislator - Audie Bock of California, have highlighted the roles of t...
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US Politics essays / Political Psychology
1) In Psychological Perspectives on Politics, Carol Barner-Barry and Robert Rosenwein discuss the processes of negotiation and bargaining. Often times, these two can be dealt with as almost the same thing. They both incorporate the same basic principles and are used to achieve a goal. Cases of negotiation and bargaining have some basic characteristics, such as the fact that they both sides are e...
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When our founding fathers sat down to prepare the document which would guide this fledgling nation on to become a powerful force in the world and an example to all of Democratic government, they designed a document with many vague twists and turns. Wanting to protect the individual freedoms of its citizens while providing a strong central base, the Constitution delegates the powers of the feder...
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US Politics essays / The United States Government
U.S. Government (History) The United States Government A collection of short reports all dealing with the United States Government. William Jefferson Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William J. Blythe III was killed in an automobile collision just two months before William’s birth. At age four, William Jefferson Bl...
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U.S. Government (History) The United States Government William Jefferson Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William J. Blythe III was killed in an automobile collision just two months before William s birth. At age four, William Jefferson Blythe IV was legally adopted by his mothers second husband, Roger Clinton, making him William Jef...
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US Politics essays / Us Government
The US Government U.S. Government (History) The United States Government A collection of short reports all dealing with the United States Government. William Jefferson Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William J. Blythe III was killed in an automobile collision just two months before William’s birth. At age four, Willia...
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US Politics essays / The Us Government
U.S. Government (History) The United States Government A collection of short reports all dealing with the United States Government. William Jefferson Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William J. Blythe III was killed in an automobile collision just two months before William’s birth. At age four, William Jefferson...
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Democracy in the United States is based on the indirect representation of the people by elected officials who are usually chosen by direct vote. Almost from the beginning of the United States' history, however, two parties have shared the great majority of the elected positions from the local level to the presidency. However, up until the mid-1850's when the Republican party was formed, o...
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Polarization in the Political System On Tuesday, November 14, 1995, in what has been perceived as the years biggest non-event, the federal government shut down all "non-essential" services due to what was, for all intents and purposes, a game of national "chicken" between the House Speaker and the President. And, at an estimated cost of 200 million dollars a day, this dubious battle o...
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US Politics essays / George W. Bush And Mccain
Both campaigns running at full steam; Gore, Bradley release fresh TV ads CLINTON, S.C. - Texas Gov. George W. Bush expressed confidence Friday that he would win South Carolina's Republican presidential primary while Sen. John McCain declared that a victory for him would show that the Republican "establishment can't stop us." Buoyed by polls showing him ahead, Bush said he was "very op...
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US Politics essays / Judicial Review`S Impact
In 1717, Bishop Hoadly told King George I, "Whoever hath an absolute authority to interpret written or spoken laws; it is he who is truly the lawgiver to all intents and purposes and not the person who wrote or spoke them (Pollack, 153)." Early sentiments similar these have blossomed into a large scale debate over which branch of our government has the power to overturn laws that do not...
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US Politics essays / Federalism
“The powers delegated. . .to the federal government are few and defined. . . .The powers reserved to the several states will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties and properties of the people and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State.” ---James Madison, The Federalist Papers #45 Since the est...
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US Politics essays / Campaign Finance Reform
Campaign Finance Reform The Democratic and Republican presidential nominees for 1999 raised an astounding 126 million to finance their campaigns in the primaries (Godfrey). The U.S. national political parties raised a record 107.2 million dollars in soft money contributions in 1999 (Campaign Finance Reform). During the 1995-96 elections, public citizens estimated that an astounding 150 m...
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US Politics essays / John Mccain
Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, has had a long and distinguished career in both the military and in politics. A United States Naval Pilot and Captain who received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, and Purple Heart, McCain then moved onto the House of Representatives and Senate ("Biographical Data for John S. McCain"). In April of 1999, McCain announced his c...
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John McCain, the Senator from Arizona, declared his candidacy for President on April 14, 1999 , another name for the GOP ticket that was not made too much fuss about. Not given much consideration was allotted to him by the Republican party establishment that has already selected its white knight who would win them the presidency, Governor George Bush of Texas. But, Sen. McCain catapulted to nati...
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US Politics essays / Welfare Reform
To Be...Or Not To Be Look at our nation! We have industrial technology, an education system, advanced health care, a banking system, plenty of food available and so much more that is easily accessible. If all this is available to everyone, why are there people that don’t have places to sleep and things to eat? The fact that the United States is a rich country is the key reason why...
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“Women have been called queens for a long time, but the kingdom given them isn’t worth ruling,” said Louisa May Alcott. The words came before women were given the vote, never mind a seat in the Senate, yet, over forty years later Democratic Senator Barbara Boxer would probably nod her head in agreement. She is one of very few women in the Senate, having been elected to c...
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Institutional Combat in American Politics American government seems to be on a downward slide, a downward slide caused by the degradation of American morals and values. This slip in our society has led to a new form of government, or rather a form of government new to America. "Institutional combat" is becoming a staple in American politics, a far cry from the old electoral politics. Ame...
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US Politics essays / Liberalism
Liberalism: the word has a number of meanings. According to the dictionary, these include "favorable to progress and reform, as in religious or political affairs"; "favorable to or in accord with concepts of maximum individual freedom possible, esp. as guaranteed by law and secured by governmental protection of civil liberties"; "open-minded or tolerant, esp. free of or not bound by traditional...
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US Politics essays / Us Election
- American Election 2000 - - Economic Look at Democrats and Republicans - -Cole Loughery- Overview of the American Economy The American economy has been skyrocketing during the past decade. Growth in fields such as output, price stability, consumer demand, labor markets, and productivity have been increasing at an alarming rate. This over flow of growth occurring within the country ha...
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Vice-President Al Gore is one of three Democrat candidates for the 2000 presidential election. His policies and views often reflect those of a liberal politician, but in fact, his policies are just a reflection of the changing Democratic policies. From his stance on abortion, to his beliefs on the death penalty, the traditional Democratic views are apparent. Gore led the fight in the Congress...
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US Politics essays / 2000 Election
I have selected to write about the 2000 election and who the two major candidates are and what their plans and ideas are for the presidential seat. This topic has interested me since the beginning of the New Year. With two terms ending for President Bill Clinton, the new election has had a lot at stake. At one end of the ring there is Vice President, Democrat, Al Gore in the hunt for the pres...
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Senator John McCain, a Republican from Arizona, has had a long and distinguished career in both the military and in politics. A United States Naval Pilot and Captain who received the Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, and Purple Heart, McCain then moved onto the House of Representatives and Senate (“Biographical Data for John S. McCain”). In April of 1999, McCain annou...
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US Politics essays / Political Spectrum
THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM CONSERVATISM: - This type believes in conserving the present political, social and economic order as much as possible - It takes the traditions of that time and only changes them gradually and not very Frequently - Monarchies, aristocracies and the churches made up the main areas of conservatism - They believed that they were surrounded by well-organized ene...
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US Politics essays / Elections In The 70'S
Elections in The 70'sELECTION OF 1972President Richard Nixon told a reporter, "the day McGovern is nominated is the day the election is over." He was right. Nixon got 60% of the popular vote and 520 electorial votes. Early PrimariesMuskie, the front runner, wanted the nomination early. He was committed to run in the first eight primaries. Many popular Democratic politicians wanted to endo...
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US Politics essays / Public Opinion And Polling
Americans are showing signs of disaffection with a presidential campaign that is just beginning. The public thinks the press and large campaign contributors are having too much influence on who gets nominated, and a 60% majority thinks voters themselves have too little say. The latest Federal Election Commission, conducted on the heels of protracted controversy about coverage of ...
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US Politics essays / Road To The Whitehouse
Road to the White House 2000 George W.Bush, currently 54 and Governor of Texas, was born in New Haven, Connecticut. His Political experience includes being the Governor of Texas since 1995. He was also a candidate for U.S. House of representatives in 1978. His military experience is serving in the Texas National Guard for 6 years. Like most Republicans his stance on Abortion is Pro-Life. Hi...
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When Bill Clinton and the Democrats stormed to power in 1992, their anthem was the 1970s rock ditty "Don't Stop Thinking About Tomorrow." In the aftermath of their crushing defeat in November, Democrats today are humming a different tune, that of the 1960s surf classic Wipeout. And you have to go back even further than that--to 1952, to be exact--to truly understand the magnitude of the c...
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US Politics essays / Griswold V. Connecticut
The United States is considered by many to be one of the most powerful nations in the world. It has accepted some of the more liberal ideas pertaining to it s citizens rights that other countries have not acknowledged. These other countries have a fear that a good deal of governmental power will be lost if too much freedom is bestowed upon it s citizens. However, the American government ...
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Voter Apathy and The Role of The Media “Vote early and vote often”. At the time these words were first uttered they were meant as a joke. Today, however, they are anything but funny as the number of people registered to vote seems to drop every time an election draws near. Anytime an election comes around one is sure to hear about the effect voter apathy can, and sometimes do...
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Does British and foreign experience support the view that the greater use of focus groups and referenda today are signs of a healthy democracy? Alternatively do they undermine the role of parliament? Increasingly in Britain today the use of focus groups is becoming more and more common, not just by research institutions but by the government. A focus group is a small selection of people who rep...
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US Politics essays / 2K Pesidential Paper
Bush Might Have Won the Campaign, But Gore Should Win the Election This has been the strangest of American election campaigns; the most exciting in 40 years in terms of the closeness of the contest, yet one in which both major candidates have utterly failed to capture the national imagination. The lead in the polls has changed hands half a dozen times since September and, even at this late sta...

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