Equal Rights Amendment

Emancipation Proclamation And Discrimination
Emancipation Proclamation And Discrimination
Emancipation Proclamation and Discrimination Anonymous As the glowing sun set over the bloody fields of Antietem, the Civil War became a different War. Five days after the battle at Antietem was won, armed with pen and paper, Abraham Lincoln changed the war when he issued, one of the most important and controversial documents in America history, the Emancipation Proclamation. Congress was urging emancipation. Escaped slaves were fleeing to the Union army as it advanced in the South, complicating
Freedom In The United States
Freedom In The United States
Freedom in the United States [email protected] No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of viola
Events That Effected Slavery
Events That Effected Slavery
Events that Effected Slavery Stephen Schenone Introduction We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness (Thomas Jefferson). The only problem with this passage from the Declaration of Independence is that it does not say, We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and Negroes are created equal, that they are endowed by t
Brown V. Board Of Education
Brown V. Board Of Education
Brown v. Board of Education Anonymous In 1896 the Supreme Court had held in Plessy v. Ferguson that racial segregation was permissible as long as equal facilities were provided for both races. Although that decision involved only passenger accommodations on a rail road, the principle of separate but equal was applied thereafter to all aspects of public life in states with large black populations. Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas, decided on May 17, 1954, was one of the most import
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action
Affirmative Action [email protected] Affirmative action works. There are thousands of examples of situations where people of color, white women, and working class women and men of all races who were previously excluded from jobs or educational opportunities, or were denied opportunities once admitted, have gained access through affirmative action. When these policies received executive branch and judicial support, vast numbers of people of color, white women and men have gained access they woul
Euthanasia
Euthanasia
Euthanasia [email protected] In recent years, Euthanasia has become a very heated debate. It is a Greek word that means easy death but the controversy surrounding it is just the opposite. Whether the issue is refusing prolonged life mechanically, assisting suicide, or active euthanasia, we eventually confront our socity's fears toward death itself. Above others, our culture breeds fear and dread of aging and dying. It is not easy for most of the western world to see death as an inevitable par
Teenage Homosexuality
Teenage Homosexuality
Teenage Homosexuality Anonymous Of the many emotions a gay man or woman feel, perhaps the most powerfully pervasive is fear. The fear of being found out is real enough, but the worry does not end there. There also lurks the fear of being called names, being assaulted, perhaps even killed. For adults these fears are horrible enough. For a lesbian and gay teenager, who lack experience and life skills to cope with them, such fears can be overwhelming. Lesbian, gay, and bisexual youth face many prob
Abortion: Birth Control Or Legal Murder?
Abortion: Birth Control Or Legal Murder?
Abortion: Birth Control or Legal Murder? Anonymous Approximately 1.6 million murders are committed legally each year. With the exception of laws in few states, the mutilated bodies of the victims are thrown into dumpsters like pieces of rotten meat. While these victims lay waiting in the infested dumpsters to be hauled off to a landfill, the murderers are in their offices waiting for their next patient--the accomplice to the murder. This is the murder of an innocent child by a procedure known as
The Consequences Of Guns
The Consequences Of Guns
The Consequences of Guns Martin Ostlind Handguns and other firearms have a long tradition in American civilization. The right to bear arms is an American right featured in the second Amendment of the Constitution. In the 18th century, when the constitution was written, times were different; there was a need for armed citizens to insure the safety of the society as a whole. Contemporarily the police department preserves the safety of society and the need for armed citizens is out of date. The fou
The Evolution Of Inequality In The U.S. Legal System
The Evolution Of Inequality In The U.S. Legal System
The Evolution of Inequality in the U.S. Legal System N. LeVan In the United States, true equality has never existed. From the Declaration of Independence to modern times, the U.S. legal system has failed in any attempt at equality. The ideology of all [men] are equal but some [men] are more equal than others has been present throughout the history of the U.S. (Orwell). Inequality has always existed in the United States legal system and continues to exist today; however, the inequality presentl
Liberal/Conservative Traits In Editorial Columnist Donald Kaul
Liberal/Conservative Traits In Editorial Columnist Donald Kaul
Liberal/Conservative Traits in Editorial Columnist Donald Kaul Anonymous Donald Kaul, a Tribune Media Syndicate?s newspaper veteran of twenty five years, can be said to be famous for his often sarcastic but astute observations on everything from campaign reform to Who Wants to be a Millionaire. Occasionally a letter to the editor appears in the newspaper protesting his remarks, usually from a self-proclaimed, right-wing conservative calling him a bleeding heart liberal. What exactly do these
The Impeachment Of The President Of The USA
The Impeachment Of The President Of The USA
The Impeachment of the President of the USA In the hallways of the Smithsonian, two moralists are debating the impeachment of the President of the United States of America, Mr. William Jefferson Clinton. One is clearly Anti-Clinton (AC) the other, a Democrat (DC), is not so much for him as he is for the rational and pragmatic application of moral principles. AC (expectedly): The President should be impeached. DC (no less expectedly) ; But, surely, even you are not trying to imply that he has
China As Most Favored Nation
China As Most Favored Nation
China as Most Favored Nation Luke Allison What is the debate on weather or not China should retain favored-nation trading status all about? Is it really a decision on what is best economically for the United States, and China. Or is it: the issue of Chinese human rights violations and the fact that if the United States where to revoke the favored nation status of China it would have a profound negative impact on the U.S. economy alone. (+)Most-favored-nation trade status started in the United St
Law: Gideon Vs Wainright
Law: Gideon Vs Wainright
Law: Gideon vs Wainright Unknown The framers formed this country with one sole document, the Constitution, which they wrote with great wisdom and foresight. This bountiful wisdom arose from the unjust treatment of King George to which the colonists were subject. Among these violations of the colonists' rights were inequitable trials that made a mockery of justice. As a result, a fair trial of the accused was a right given to the citizens along with other equities that the framers instilled in ev
List Of Amendments
List Of Amendments
List of Amendments Unknown Amendment I (1791) Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances. Amendment II (1791) A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed. Amendment III (
Freedom In The United States
Freedom In The United States
Freedom in the United States Unknown No other democratic society in the world permits personal freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions, some members of society may be guilty of violating the boun
Causes Of The Civil War
Causes Of The Civil War
Causes Of The Civil War Unknown The South, which was known as the Confederate States of America, seceded from the North, which was also known as the Union, for many different reasons. The reason they wanted to succeed was because there was four decades of great sectional conflict between the two. Between the North and South there were deep economic, social, and political differences. The South wanted to become an independent nation. There were many reasons why the South wanted to succeed but the
England: The City Of Today
England: The City Of Today
England: The City of Today Unknown Glorious, glorious England. As the Empire spreads some say so does its glory; others mumble of the price which we pay for our greatness. Many of us Londoners have read, if not discussed, the intriguing debate transpiring between Sir Andrew Ure and Sir James Phillips Kay. Are the cities of great England truly representative of the jewels in Her Majesty's Crown? Or are they the stain of exploitation and abuse that some have proclaimed? Sir James Phillips Kay, a
The Occupation Of Japan
The Occupation Of Japan
The Occupation of Japan Unknown The occupation of Japan was, from start to finish, an American operation. General Douglans MacArthur, sole supreme commander of the Allied Power was in charge. The Americans had insufficient men to make a military government of Japan possible; so t hey decided to act through the existing Japanese gobernment. General Mac Arthur became, except in name, dictator of Japan. He imposed his will on Japan. Demilitarization was speedily carried out, demobilization of the f
Some Of The Most Important Presidential Elections
Some Of The Most Important Presidential Elections
Some of the most important presidential elections Unknown 1812 The election of 1812 consisted of a battle between James Madison, and De Witt Clinton. Madison had represented both Democratic and Republican beliefs, while Clinton was a Federalist. James Madison was born in Port Conway, Va., on March 16, 1751. A Princeton graduate, he joined the struggle for independence on his return to Virginia in 1771. He had been an active politician in the 1770's and 1780's. He was greatly know for championing
Current Free Speech Doctrine: Will It Work On The Internet?
Current Free Speech Doctrine: Will It Work On The Internet?
Current Free Speech Doctrine: Will It Work on the Internet? Unknown The Internet offers a much greater potential for interactive communication between information senders and receivers than the more traditional methods of communication such as newspaper, radio and television. Freedom of speech ascertained by the constitution is not an absolute right. Depending on the medium through which information is delivered various degrees of the freedom to express one's self is protected. Internet communic
Multiculturalism In Canada
Multiculturalism In Canada
Multiculturalism in Canada Unknown Canada has long been called The Mosaic, due to the fact that it is made up of a varied mix of races, cultures and ethnicities. As more and more immigrants come to Canada searching for a better life, the population naturally becomes more diverse. This has, in turn, spun a great debate over multiculturalism. Some of the issues under fire are the political state's policies concerning multiculturalism, the attitudes of Canadians around these policies, immigration
Reverse Discrimination
Reverse Discrimination
Reverse Discrimination Unknown In 1973 a thirty-three year-old Caucasian male named Allan Bakke applied to and was denied admission to the University of California Medical School at Davis. In 1974 he filed another application and was once again rejected, even though his test scores were considerably higher than various minorities that were admitted under a special program. This special program specified that 16 out of 100 possible spaces for the students in the medical program were set aside sol
The American Constitution
The American Constitution
The American Constitution Unknown 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. The Constitution was written to organize a strong national government
Living The Legacy: The Womens Rights Movement 1848-1998
Living The Legacy: The Womens Rights Movement 1848-1998
Living the Legacy: The Women's Rights Movement 1848-1998 Jay Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. That was Margaret Mead's conclusion after a lifetime of observing very diverse cultures around the world. Her insight has been borne out time and again throughout the development of this country of ours. Being allowed to live life in an atmosphere of religious freedom, having a voice in the government you
From Oppressed Slaves To Champion Soldiers
From Oppressed Slaves To Champion Soldiers
From Oppressed Slaves to Champion Soldiers Chris Johnson This is just a small example of the doubt and hatred that was bestowed on the African American soldiers. However, during the war, they proved themselves to be brave and courageous men on and off the battlefield on many occasions. Despite deep prejudices and harsh criticisms from the white society, these men were true champions of patriotism. The cause of the Civil War was tension between the North and the South. The sectional division betw
Same-Sx Marriages
Same-Sx Marriages
Today, there are such controversies over gay marriage. What is it all about? Is it about the affect it may have on our children? Is it the worries of ethical values? Or maybe it is that a true marriage is defined to be between a man and a woman. Whatever the case is, we will explore these issues and understand why it is a growing dilemma in our society. According to Ann Ferguson?s article Gay Marriages: An American and Feminist Dilemma, one answer is that the authority of the state and its laws
SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
SAME-SEX MARRIAGES
Today, there are such controversies over gay marriage. What is it all about? Is it about the affect it may have on our children? Is it the worries of ethical values? Or maybe it is that a true marriage is defined to be between a man and a woman. Whatever the case is, we will explore these issues and understand why it is a growing dilemma in our society. According to Ann Ferguson?s article Gay Marriages: An American and Feminist Dilemma, one answer is that the authority of the state and its laws
Abortion
Abortion
A couple decades ago, when abortion was illegal, thousands of women died because they did not want to bear an infant and attempted to terminate the child's life by themselves or with an unprofessional approach. After 1973's Supreme Court decision, which allowed women to have the choice to abortion, thousands of women were saved. Abortion can save thousands of lives of women and thus, should remain legal in the United States. Imagine you have a balance beam. On one side you have the physical life
the progressive era
the progressive era
The progressive movement is stated to have occurred during the early 19th century, but with the significant contributions it sparked in American society, it has impacted the country as a whole beyond those years. Before the progressive moment, America has had multiple attempts of reforming certain situations as in women suffrage, African American rights, and endless types of improvements the citizens demanded. The difference of the previous reform attempts and the progressive era is the people;
How Revolutionary Was The American Revolution?
How Revolutionary Was The American Revolution?
How Revolutionary Was The American Revolution? A revolution is a total or radical change. Did the 18th century American Revolution bring about change? Many historians would say that it did, however, there is much evidence supporting the opposing view. The question is, should the American Revolution be thought of as a true revolution or merely a civil war where there was a change in power, but the elements of daily life remained the same. Contrary to popular belief, the American Revolution did no
Changing Rights and Freedoms
Changing Rights and Freedoms
Changing Rights and Freedoms Inquiry Questions: How have the rights and freedoms of Aboriginals and other groups in Australia changed during the post-war period? Topic Terms Sub-topics Main points Details Aboriginal Peoples Protection Paternalism Assimilation Integration Self-determination Stolen generations Discrimination Day of Mourning, 1938 Human rights Civil Rights Exemption certificates Census Referendum Freedom Rides Reconciliation Terra nullius Land title Land Rights Land Councils Guri
Political scientist Stephen J. Wayne, professor of
Political scientist Stephen J. Wayne, professor of
Political scientist Stephen J. Wayne, professor of government at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., answers a wide range of questions about the American political system. A specialist on the presidency, Wayne addresses the question of who was the most popular American president in the 20th century and did his popularity have anything to do with his effectiveness? Wayne also discusses the relationship between the presidency and Congress, and outlines what conditions are usually required
Social Work 401OL-5 Social Welfare Policy Fall 201
Social Work 401OL-5 Social Welfare Policy Fall 201
Social Work 401OL-5 Social Welfare Policy Fall 2015 Faculty Information George Gray, MSSW Office hours: by appointment only Adjunct Professor of Social Work [email protected] Course Description This course includes current issues and problems of social welfare policy and programs within a historical context. Prerequisites: SW 280 and PLS 201, and junior status. The purpose of social work education is to prepare competent and effective professionals who are committed to practice that inclu
Selma
Selma
Kennedy Thibodeaux Mr. Prather APUSH January 21, 2015 Selma Extra Credit Selma was a great informal movie during the time period of 1965, as Dr. Martin Luther King leads a dangerous campaign called the Selma Voting Rights Movement to secure equal voting rights in the face of violent opposition that will cause a major achievement for the colored people of that time and then which led to president Lyndon B. Johnson passing the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was marching for colored people to be a
Guantanamo Bay
Guantanamo Bay
Guantanamo Bay Who likes torture? Who likes torture of innocents and criminals? Well by criminals, I mean suspected criminals, most never received a trial, meaning the phrase innocent until proven guilty is completely ignored by the government. This is just some of the reasons why Guantanamo Bay Prison needs to be shut down. This prison's argument for most of their procedures is that they are doing these awful things to terrorists, which in most cases is false, because they claim all of their p
The Articles Of Confederation
The Articles Of Confederation
The Articles of Confederation Anonymous The Articles of Confederation was the first constitution of the United States of America. The Articles of Confederation were first drafted by the Continental Congress in Philadelphia Pennsylvania in 1777. This first draft was prepared by a man named John Dickinson in 1776. The Articles were then ratified in 1781. The cause for the changes to be made was due to state jealousies and widespread distrust of the central authority. This jealousy then led to the
The Anti-Slavery Effort
The Anti-Slavery Effort
The Anti-Slavery Effort drew Slavery in America can be traced as far back as when Europeans began settling the North American continent. The first town established in the New Worlrd was Jamestown in 1607, and the first slave arrived on the continent in 1619. European pioneers that colonized North America brought slaves with them to help settle the new land, work their plantations growing valuable cash crops such as tobacco and sugar, and to cook and clean in their homes. Most people didn?t see s
Democracy Vs Dictatorship
Democracy Vs Dictatorship
Democracy vs Dictatorship heather Imagine the next time you step into the voting booth your ballot only lists one candidate to choose from. Or perhaps your ballot lists four candidates, but they are all from the Liberal party. Dictatorships are one party political systems that are ruled by one leader or an elite group of people under the principle of authoritarianism. Some feel that dictatorships are the most effective form of government because decisions are made quickly and extreme nationalism
Civil Liberties
Civil Liberties
Civil Liberties Unknown The term civil liberties refers to the freedoms that individuals enjoy and that governments cannot invade. These rights include a persons freedom of speech and religion. Civil rights refer to the powers and privileges that belong to us by virtue of our status as citizens. Examples of civil rights include a persons right to vote and to equal treatment under the law. The terms civil liberties and civil rights are alike in that they are critical factors in creating a dem
Capital Punishment
Capital Punishment
Execution of criminals and political opponents has been used by nearly all societies?both to punish crime and to suppress political dissent. In most places that practice capital punishment it is reserved for murder, espionage, treason, or as part of military justice. In some countries sexual crimes, such as rape, adultery, incest and sodomy, carry the death penalty, as do religious crimes such as apostasy in Islamic nations (the formal renunciation of the State religion). In many countries that
The Historical Progression of African Americans
The Historical Progression of African Americans
The Historical Progression of African Americans America is a powerful nation with a colorful history. Today it is a country in which people of all ethnicities and backgrounds can share in the common good, but there is a dark side to America?s past that has hindered the progression of a certain group of people: African-Americans. Through intense struggles and oppression, African-American people have suffered some of the worst injustices imaginable to mankind, but through perseverance and determin
SPAIN'S AND PORTUGAL'S ACCESS TO THE EEC
SPAIN'S AND PORTUGAL'S ACCESS TO THE EEC
COUNCIL OF THE EUROPEAN UNION Brussels, 30 June 2009 THE THIRD ENLARGEMENT: SPAIN\'S AND PORTUGAL\'S ACCESS TO THE EEC REPORT ON THE COUNCIL OF MINISTERS ARCHIVAL MATERIAL Michael J. Geary 2 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction page 4 Note on the sources 5 Part I Spain Note on Spanish files Letters of application 7 7 European Council 10 Commission Avis on third enlargement 15 Accession negotiations 16 Negotiating procedure 16 Trade, regional tariffs and transition measures 19 VAT 26 EURATOM/ECSC Acc
Mantas Svabauskas
Mantas Svabauskas
Mantas Svabauskas NAMS 1112 Justin Parks December 4, 2015 TABLE OF CONTENTS TOC \o 1-3 \h \z \u 1. INTRODUCTION 1 2. REASON BEHIND AND THE AFTERMATH OF TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE 2 2.1 REASON BEHIND THE SLAVE TRADE 2 2.2 TIME PERIOD DURING THE SLAVERY TRANSACTIONS 5 2.3 AFTERMATH OF TRANS-ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE 9 5.CONCLUSION 13 5. LIST OF REFERENCES 14 Reason behind and the Aftermath of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade 1. INTRODUCTION Slavery is one of the earliest known econ omic systems, which exis