- The Importance Of The Press
The Importance of the Press
The newspaper is a powerful medium. It is powerful because it has the
ability to influence the way that people view the world, as well as their
opinion of what they see. In peaceful times (or in times of oppression, for
sometimes they can appear to be happening at the same moment) the press is
usually one of the instruments used by the state in order to maintain the status
quo. However, during times of political unrest it is often the press who
becomes the majo...
- Legalized Gambling
Through the years, gambling has become America's
pastime. Over 60 million Americans make some sort of
wager every day.1 When compared to other recreations(in
billions of dollars) in 1990, gambling institutions made
2.2 more than magazine sales, 8.3 more than book sales,
20.9 more than theaters, and a whopping 21.8 more than
movies.2 This number ...
- Same Sex Marriages
Same Sex Marriages
The proposed legalization of same-sex marriage is one of the most
significant issues in contemporary American family law. Presently, it is one of
the most vigorously advocated reforms discussed in law reviews, one of the most
explosive political questions facing lawmakers, and one of the most provocative
issues emerging before American courts. If same-sex marriage is legalized, it
could be one of the most revolutionary policy decisions in the history of
American family law....
- Imperial Presidency: Overview
Imperial Presidency: Overview
In his book, The Imperial Presidency, Arthur Schlesinger recounts the
rise of the presidency as it grew into the imperial, powerful position that it
is today. His writing reflects a belief that the presidency is becoming too
powerful and that very few people are making a real effort to stop it. He
analyzes the back and forth struggle for power between Congress and the
Presidency. Schlesinger breaks up the first half of the book chronologically. He
begins by disc...
- Juveniles: Too Young To Die?
Juveniles: Too Young To Die?
By Aaron Dechant
English Comp. I A
In 1643 a sixteen year old boy was put to death for sodomizing a cow.
Three hundred and fifty years later, sixteen states have legitimized the
execution of juveniles. Four of those twelve states have lowered the legal age
of execution to twelve. For whatever reasons the death penalty has been
supported by the public since this country's existence. In this day and age of
increasing violence, bo...
- Monopoly Of The Postal Service
Monopoly of the Postal Service
In the United States economy most markets can be classified
into four different markets structures. But, each and every market in
the United States is completely unique from the others. Generally the
best type of market structure for the general public is per-fect
competition because it creates the lowest possible price for the
public. There are some exceptions were perfect competition isn’t the
best choice for the public on account of vari...
- Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action as defined by the Meriam Webster's Dictionary is an
active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members
of minority groups or women.
In 1961 John F.Kennedy issued an executive order calling for Affirmative
Action as a means to promote equal opportunity for racial minorities, in hiring
by federal contractors. This was the first official use of the term by the
Federal Government. Eight years later Nixon as President beefed up t...
- Watergate: Was The Nixon White House Involved?
Watergate: Was The Nixon White House Involved?
What was Watergate? "Watergate" is a term used to describe a complex
web of political scandals occurring between 1972 and 1974. On January 20, 1969,
Richard M. Nixon had become the thirty-seventh president of the United States.
As Nixon entered the White House, he was “full of bitterness and anger about
past defeats, and about years of perceived slights from others in the political
establishment.” Nixon, a Republican, once stated that,...
- Lester Pearson
Lester B. Pearson lived from 1897-1972. He was born on April 23 1897, in
Newtonbrooke Ontario (now part of Toronto). He died on December 27 1972. He
was born the son of a Methodist parson. As a child he worked very hard in
school, and he became one of the minority of high school graduates who went on
In his studies he went to Victoria College and the Methodist College inside the
University of Toronto. In his free time he played hockey and baseball. He then
- Machiavellis View Of Human Nature
Machiavelli's View of Human Nature
In The Prince Niccolo Machiavelli presents a view of governing a state that is
drastically different from that of humanists of his time. Machiavelli believes
the ruling Prince should be the sole authority determining every aspect of the
state and put in effect a policy which would serve his best interests. These
interests were gaining, maintaining, and expanding his political power.1 His
understanding of human nature was a complete contradiction of what hum...
- Is Government Dominated By Business
Is Government Dominated by Business
Special interest groups have dominated government since the advent of
America's political system. Special interest groups or lobbies are collections
of individuals who join together to pursue common interests and to influence
the decisions on public policies. Many people view special interest groups as
an integral part of the political process, legitimized by the first amendment
of the Constitution. In that way, special interest groups are good. The poi...
- Emergence Of The Nuclear Age
Emergence of the Nuclear Age
I feel the most important issue which I learned in class was of the
emergence of the nuclear age. I feel that this is important due to the fact
that it totally redefines war and also the future of war. When I say nuclear
age, I specifically mean the potential of every nation possessing nuclear
weapons. The importance of this is that any country, whether super power or
third world, would then have the potential to destroy any opponent, for any
reason. What ma...
- Movie: The Caine Mutiny - Evaluating The Performance Of A Government
Movie: The Caine Mutiny - Evaluating the Performance of a Government
Governments are an essential and important part to our everyday life,
and without, there would be no control or leadership. Governments are
sanctioned to constitute and systemize the interrelationships of the people with
their divisional bounds, the relations of the people of the community as a whole,
and the arrangements of the community with other political entities. In the
movie, "The Caine Mutiny", a form of government...
- French Views Of Slavery
French Views of Slavery
The issue of slavery has been touched upon often in the course
of history. The institution of slavery was addressed by French
intellectuals during the Enlightenment. Later, during the French
Revolution, the National Assembly issued the Declaration of the Rights
of Man, which declared the equality of all men. Issues were raised
concerning the application of this statement to the French colonies in
the West Indies, which used slaves to work the land. As the...
- Cultural Diversity In Local Politics
Cultural Diversity in Local Politics
This paper explores the limits and potentials of ethnic and racial coalition
building in Los Angeles. The demographic changes that have occurred in Los
Angeles during the past twenty years have been extraordinary, both in scope and
The area has witnessed a literal boom in population growth, increasing from 7
million in 1970 to 8.8 million in 1990. (US Bureau of the Census) However, it is
the dramatic change in ethnic and racial diversi...