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Throughout his tenure, former President George W. Bush had relied on members of the Republican Party to pass his initiatives, however during his last years in office relationships between the president and his Republican supporters in Congress were not sufficient enough for Bush to further elements of his agenda. For...

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The phrase “natural born citizen” is commonly used in the United States. However, there has been a wide range of controversies and debates regarding its validity. One of the constitutional requirements for one to contest for presidency in the United States is that he or she should be a “natural...

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In the speech by Frederick Douglass, "The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro" Douglass makes the point that this patriotic American holiday does not mean anything to African-Americans. His reactions to the day are passionate, as he makes the case that slavery in the United States should be brought...

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The Constitution of the United States is a very revered and respected document. It is the pentultimate document for our country that provides the foundation for our way of life. To proclaim that one part of this august document is any more important than another part is very difficult, but...

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Lorraine Hansberry, one of the most notable playwrights of the 1950’s and 1960’s, led a short, but fruitful life during which she wrote one of the most recognizable plays of the 1950’s, A Raisin in the Sun, and fought for equal rights during the Civil Rights movement. As a young,...

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The path to creating the Constitution was actually paved by Virginia, as its political leaders, most notably James Madison, called for the Annapolis Convention in September of 1786. Its goal was to discuss rules of commerce and trade, but Madison had greater goals. The Articles of Confederation had some flaws...

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Constitutions are compositions of essential principles for governing organizations, states and nations. The institutions, laws and customs that are used for governance are entailed in a constitution. The United States and Texas state constitutions are some of the constitutions that are used for governance in their respective localities of operation....

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A spot-check of the Texas legislature shows that they are majority white and male. Once again, at least as per 2019 statistics, the disparities between the people and those elected are starkly different. For instance, Texas has a majority-minority population of people of color, but two-thirds of lawmakers are white....

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The Caddo Indian tribe played an important role in the history of the Mid-South and East Texas in particular. However, in the popular imaginatio,n as well as official histories, the Caddos are either unknown or ignored. While “no one has ever made movie or written fiction in which Caddo Indians...

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Hawaii is the most recent State among the states of the U.S. The entire state is covered with islands. The nature of Hawaii makes it a major tourism hub, research and marketing center. Hawaii’s population has been on a steady increase trend. This is attributed to various factors including natural...

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It would be wise to note that any disregard to major rules of the road in California is punishable according to law. In regard to California Vehicle Code 22107 (CVC for short), it actually represents the rule for signaling both turns and stops on the road. In particular, California Vehicle...

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Until 2011 Seal Beach shooting, the California State University Fullerton massacre had remained the worst mass murder in the United States of America. By shooting with a semi-automatic firearm, the incidence caused the death of seven people while two others sustained injuries inside the California State University library on 12th...

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Within the United States and across the globe, there has long been a discussion regarding the nature of freedom and what exactly it means to be free. Notably, slavery was a formative attribute of early American culture and it led to the forced servitude and abuse of the overall human...

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Don Holstrom led the investigation for the Chemical Safety Board (CBS) into the causes for what occurred on March 23, 2005, at the BP Refinery Plant in Texas City. He summed up his findings into two categories: safety systems failures and human fatigue/communications between operators (USCSB). CSB board member William...

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Introduction The concept of new public management reflects the importance of new directions in reform in order to accommodate the needs of 21st Century organizations to support the level of demand and focus that is required to meet expectations (Denhardt, Denhardt, & Blanc, 2014). From this perspective, many organizations simply...

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According to Charles Dew, why did many Southerners believe their states should secede from the Union after Lincoln was elected president in November 1860? In November 1860, Southerners moving to separate themselves from the Union is referred to as “secession winter” and the cause of this has been the subject...

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April 1865: The Month That Saved America, by Jay Winik, works to discuss the final battles of the Civil War, and works to address how the end of the Civil War worked to provide a new start for America. It discusses why these particular days were the most pivotal in...

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Montana 1948 revolves around the life of David Hayden who is a serious yet a very shy boy. He wishes to run away from the town that he grew in as he blames it for a few things. His father is the sheriff of the town while his mother worked...

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Many different documents have worked to shape our nation, including the Monroe Doctrine. American foreign policy has always remained relatively standardized, but few people know, or remember, the reason why this is the case. The Monroe Doctrine, included in “President James Monroe’s 1823 annual message to Congress contained the Monroe...

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The entire point of Horace Miner's “Body Ritual among the Nacierma” is to critique Western and more specifically American ethnography (Nacierma is, of course, American spelled backwards). Namely, ethnographers enter a culture and meticulously detail the practices of this culture in an almost objective manner. This renders the cultural practices...

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U.S. is one of the most diverse countries in the world and this diversity is even represented on its academic campuses. It is not uncommon for American universities to boast that over hundred nationalities are represented on their campus. This diverse composition of American universities doesn’t only reflect America’s embrace...

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There is no justification on any front to claim that one man is better or ‘more American’ than the other. Dr. King and Malcolm X both had the same end game in mind which was to seek equality for everyone, but they had different paths to achieve this common goal...

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The Playboy interview with Malcolm X was shocking in its revelations concerning the beliefs of Black Muslims, their view towards white people, and race relations as a whole. Malcolm X, the established leader of the militant group, was candid in blunt in his descriptions. From celebrating the deaths of white...

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The TV show 30 Days: Immigration provides a unique insight into the everyday reality of illegal immigrants. Moreover, it puts Frank, a passionate opponent of illegal immigration, into a situation when he gets to know these people. At the beginning of the show, Frank discussed his upcoming meeting with the...

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Introduction In the case of Maps v. Ohio in the effect of a breach of the fourth amendment, Detective Quick draw was working confidentially on a case of drug dealing. He was using sneaky Pete as his confidential informant on the case. In the instance, the suspect was Sally Martin,...

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