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  • Florence Kelley - 1,153 words
    Florence Kelley Introduction Florence Kelley was born in Philadelphia in 1859 into a cultured and affluent family. Her family was actively devoted to social reform. Her father, Congressman William (Pig Iron) Kelley, fought passionately to persuade government to uphold the rights of the poor and weak. He strongly believed that every child in America, whether born rich or poor should be afforded the same opportunities and chances in life. Florence was conditioned from a very early age to despise the sight of little children hard at work. Her father was a dominating influence throughout Florence's life. He taught her to read at the age of seven. He provided books that focused on child labor and ...
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  • Antibiotics And Children - 1,429 words
    Antibiotics And Children A very important issue concerning the children of today is the excess prescribing of antibiotics and the dangers that are being created. Everyday, more and more children are being prescribed any easy solution to a very tough problem. There is a constant push from pharmaceutical companies, parents, and massive marketing companies to try the next antibiotic remedy, but as we look towards the future and the diseases that can be created by this quick fix, we should turn to our attention to alternatives remedies. What is so terrible about this situation is that the worst-case scenario of the effects of the mass doses of antibiotics they ingest is an untreatable bacterium ...
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  • Censorship Welcome To The Monkey House - 1,555 words
    ... ad to quit reproducing so much, and the people who understood morals said that society would collapse if people used sex for nothing but pleasure This story is not nearly as pessimistic as some of Vonnegut's other novels, however it isn't optimistic either. The story makes the government and the scientific community the villains of the story for taking away sex. It also makes Billy the Poet a hero for rebelling against the government edict and for spreading his philosophy of pleasure through sexual intercourse. One thing that should be pointed out about this story is that it was originally written for Playboy magazine. One of the ironies of the story was after Billy raped the suicide hos ...
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  • Conformity - 453 words
    Conformity The more people already agree upon or share a particular idea, the more easily a newcomer will in turn be be converted to that idea, and the more difficult it will be for one already converted to reject that idea This conformity pressure can be explained by the fact that the newcomer will be subjected to expressions of the idea more often, and will more likely get in trouble if he expresses dissonant idea (Heylighen, 1992). Though conformity pressure is mostly irrational, often rejecting knowledge that is adequate because it contradicts already established beliefs, its alternative formulation, consensus, is a criterion of the INVARIAN.html type, since it implies that a belief does ...
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  • Electrical Utility Deregulation Is The Process Of Transforming Electrical Utility Companies From Regulated Monopolies To Mark - 1,094 words
    ... the Energy Policy Act, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) ordered utilities in 1995 to open their transmission systems to outside energy providers. (National Association of Development Organizations, 1998) So far fifteen states have approved electrical utility deregulation. What follows here is a summary of some of their plans, based on information from the states and surveys collected by the Electrical Power Supply Association, and the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association. Arizona State regulators will allow competition for 20 percent of customers by 1999, for 50 percent by 2001 and for all by 2003. Two utilities have filed suit to challenge the plan California ...
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  • F Scott Fitzgerald - 1,138 words
    F. Scott Fitzgerald Francis Scott Key Fitzgerald once said Mostly we authors must repeat ourselvesthat's the truth. We have two or three experiences in our lives experiences so great and moving that it doesn't seem at the time that anyone else has been so caught up (de Koster n. pag.). Fitzgerald's works contain many themes that are based from experiences in his life. Many of these experiences he talks about were with the women in his life. People like his mother, Ginerva King, and Zelda Sayre all had major impacts on Fitzgerald. The women in F. Scott Fitzgerald's life influenced his writing in a number of ways. The first major woman to make and impression on Fitzgerald's life was his mother ...
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  • Home School - 1,673 words
    Home School Before the beginning of American public schools in the mid-19th century, home schooling was the norm. Founding father John Adams encouraged his spouse to educate their children while he was on diplomatic missions (Clark, 1994). By the 1840's instruction books for the home were becoming popular in the United States and Britain. The difficulty of traveling to the system of community schools was provoking detractors. At this time, most of the country began moving toward public schools (Clark, 1994). One of the first things early pioneers did was set aside a plot of land to build a school house and try to recruit the most educated resident to be the schoolmarm. This led to recruiting ...
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  • Huey P Newton And The Black Panther Party - 1,428 words
    ... hers engaged young people who had given up society that they could make a difference and stop the daily brutality of police, which haunted many cities ( Acoli 1) . Hugh Pearson argues that the Panthers 'in your face' action has shaped the way police officers act in neighborhoods today. The party's message spread across the country like wildfire, engaging young Blacks in Northern Black communities. Branches of the Party in New York, Chicago and Oakland worked with gangs, trying to turn them away from violence and into community organizing ( Acoli 2). Vincent Harding historian of the civil rights movement said: The Panthers offered the young urban black male a purpose in their life. They w ...
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  • Legalization Of Gambling In Ohio - 987 words
    ... raise $180 million to $200 million for Ohio schools. 'While that certainly won't solve' all the problems facing the schools, she says, it would buy 62,000 computers and 4.56 million text books (Weissman 3). The term "Yes on One" that Hubben refers to was Issue 1 on the Nov. 5th ballot in 1996. Issue 1 was the proposed constitutional amendment to allow casino gambling in Ohio. It's unfortunate to say that Issue 1 did not pass. It was voted down by a count of 2,659,076 against it to only 1,639,955 for it (Official Report of Votes for Statewide Issue 1). If Issue 1 would of been passed, the schools of Ohio would have had millions of dollars in their pockets. Schools could buy more than just ...
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  • Legalized Gambling - 1,436 words
    ... in America. In 1980 Tunica, Mississippi was known as "America's Ethiopia." Around 53% of the population lived in poverty. Everyone thought the answer to the community's problems would be to build a casino This did make new jobs for some people, but the price of land increased 10 times more. Property taxes increased dramatically as the property values increased.23 The only people who were reaping the benefits of the casino were the rich owners and the rich real estate developers. Lotteries also end up hurting the people who need help most. High school drop-outs and people with incomes under $20,000 make up the largest percentage of lottery players.24 In lotteries nationwide, the poor spen ...
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  • Lockouttagout - 1,224 words
    ... two workers and killed one. In addition, in Dec. 1995 an Explosion injured 14 workers (27-9). These incidents happened at the same company. According to NIOSH Alert, out of the 152 fatalities investigated in 20 states during the years 1982-1997, the factors that contributed to these deaths were: Failure to completely de-energize the power source was 82% of the 152 deaths, failure to Lockout/Tagout was 11% of the 152, and failure to check to make sure all power sources were locked out/ tagged out were 7% of the 152 fatalities (Preventing Worker Deaths 99-110). Before the Lockout/Tagout standard went into effect, numerous injuries and fatalities occurred in the workplace that could have be ...
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  • Opportunity Seeker - 1,400 words
    Opportunity Seeker Dear Opportunity Seeker, Enclosed is the listings that you requested. According to all the available information and sources within our computer network, the companies listed here have shown a great need for home-based workers such as yourself. All of our listed companies are revised on a regular basis, since some of them may change their needs or requirements. Although we believe our information to be completely reliable. We cannot however, guarantee its complete accuracy and we never stop researching firms in the HOMEWORK INDUSTRY and make every effort to provide the type of programs that you, the homebased worker are seeking. It is now the time for you to read over the ...
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  • Oregon Fur Trade - 544 words
    Oregon Fur Trade The Oregon Fur Trade In 1808 Simon Fraser, employed by the Northwest Company, made his way across the Rockies and came down what is known now as the Fraser River to the Columbia. The next to come along was David Thompson, who was also employed by the Northwest Company. He too crossed the Rockies and made his way to the Pacific Ocean by way of the Columbia River. He reached the ocean in 1811 and found an American fur-trading company. This was the Pacific Fur Trading Company. It was the first permanent Euro-American settlement at Astoria. John Jacob Astor found the American Fur Company in 1808, The Pacific Fur Company in 1810 and the South West Company in 1811. He was the firs ...
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  • Pearls - 1,201 words
    Pearls What is a pearl? A pearl is a pellet of calcium carbonate. Of all the gems in the world, it is the only one created by a living creature. A pearl is found in an oyster or other mollusk. They are grown in limited areas of the world's oceans and come in wide range of shapes and colors. The value of a particular pearl is determined by a number of factors. The prices of these precious stones are widely varied depending on the perfection of the stone. A pearl is a very unique, valuable gem. Pearls were first introduced in the 1850s when they were discovered in Western Australia's Shark Bay. Here the gems were found in the salt water albina oyster, known as Pinctada. In the 1880s the pearl ...
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  • Proffessional Athletes Are Overpaid - 582 words
    Proffessional Athletes Are Overpaid Matt Kelley Rhetoric Speech #2 Professional Athletes are Overpaid Every young child who has ever been involved in athletics has dreamed of being a professional in that sport. Why do you think that everyone wants to be a pro athlete. Sure it is because they get to play for a living. But also they get the big bucks. Why would a person not want to get paid millions and millions of dollars just to play a sport. Many professional athletes are highly overpaid though. When they sign these 20 and 30 million dollar contracts they are getting paid hundreds of times more than a school teacher or even a policeman or fireman. This is ridiculous. They are giving us noth ...
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  • Progressivism - 1,868 words
    Progressivism Movements I. The Origins of Progressivism A. A Spirit of Reform in the late 1800s 1. Henry George believed that poverty could be eliminated by using land productively by everyone. Also taxing the nonproductive more than the productive. 2. Edward Bellamy believed that the government should create a trust to take care of the needs of the people rather than profit. 3. Many groups wanted change for the majority of people such as the socialist, the union members and members of municipal or city government levels. 4. Municipal reforms in the late 1800s and early 1900s that gave cities limited self-rule rather than state rule are known as Home Rule. B. Progressivism Takes Hold 1. Prog ...
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  • Robert Edward Lee - 1,105 words
    ... momentous personal decision. After the firing on of Fort Sumpter, the first shots of the Civil War, Lee was offered command of the Federal Army by Abraham Lincoln. Lee was offered command of an army that was charged with the duty of invading the South. A south that included Virginia, a Virginia that Lee truly loved. On the morning of April 19th, Lee returned from nearby Alexandria with news that Virginia to had seceded. The Lees had their supper together. Lee then went, alone, to his upstairs bedroom. Below, Mary listened as he paced the floor above, then heard a mild thump as he fell to his knees in prayer. Below, she also prayed (Kelly 41). Hours later he showed her two letters he had ...
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  • The Korean War - 1,262 words
    The Korean War A cry rang out, June 24, 1950, from a small country half way around the world and America listened. Korea was engaged in a civil war as an attempt to keep North Korea from thrusting its influence on South Korea. Communist Russia and China were strong supporters of the North, and to keep Communism contained the United States sent troops to the South. Our troops spent years fighting and dying for a country some had never heard of. The irony of this war is that no one really paid attention and its memory withered as well as the memory of the men who fought there. You may ask how this couldve happened or how it all came about, and ,yes, there is an answer it just may be a little d ...
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  • Tutankhamen As A Teacher - 1,612 words
    ... The surface of the paintings was in an excellent state of preservation though it was speckled with innumerable tiny circular stains due to the development of colonies of micro-organisms. The decoration quite simple and ordinary in style: the northern wall, seen on entering the room, features Tutankhamen in the centre, wearing the dress of living, holding the sceptre and the ritual mace, before the goddess Nut, depicted in the act of performing the nyny ritual. This central scene is flanked by two others: on the Tutankhamen's is shown dressed Osiris in the presence of Pharaoh Ay, his successor. Ay, wearing the costume of the sem-priest and the distinctive skin of a panther, officiates at ...
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  • Visual Black Culture - 1,282 words
    ... one piece of work. New younger writers would often write the initials of a crew that were highly respected amongst other writers on their own piece. If that crew found out that it had happened they would spray out their initials. Sometimes they would go over the whole piece, something that shows great disrespect. After graffiti had been around for a while the fine art world started to take interest in certain artists. These critics and artists could see the value of graffiti. Its expression had been noted, along with the fact that it was starting to grow out of its urban culture. It was time for graffiti to move into a gallery. Probably the most famous of writers to be accepted as a fine ...
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