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  • 40 Hour Work Week

    40 Hour Work Week

    In the initial October 20th article there was a proposal for the nation's industry to go to a 40 hour work week. The method of attaining the laws goal of a universal 40 hour work week was initial to make a proposal to the American Federation of Labor. The industrial

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  • 4th Amendment

    4th Amendment

    4th Amendment In the late 1700's the 4th Amendment was written because of strong objections to the Writs of Assistance or general warrants. The Writs Assistance gave officials the right to enter any home and seize belongings without a reasonable cause. (Grolier Encyclopedia) The 4th amendment was ratified in

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  • 5 Voices of Freedom Articals; Vocabulary and Summarys

    5 Voices of Freedom Articals; Vocabulary and Summarys

    Voices of Freedom articles. "A Slave Describes the Middle Passage." Vocabulary: Indulge: To yield to the desire or whim of; pamper. Flog: To beat severely with a log or rod. Loathsome: Repulsive or disgusting. Summary: This article is about a slave who was kidnapped and brought onto a slave ship.

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  • 7th Amendment

    7th Amendment

    The 7th Amendment is very unusual. It speaks to trials at Common Law (civil trials), rather than criminal trials. It states that in trials where the value of the potential award is greater than twenty dollars, the accused has the right to demand that they be tried by a jury;

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  • 9-11

    9-11

    The likely mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks is a Kuwaiti-born lieutenant of Osama bin Laden who had previously plotted to attack the World Trade Center and to bomb several airliners simultaneously, a top U.S. counterterrorism official says. Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, one of the FBI's most-wanted terrorists, is at

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  • 9-11: Why Usa?

    9-11: Why Usa?

    9-11: Why USA? "First, differences among civilizations are not only real; they are basic. Civilizations are differentiated from each other by history, language, culture, tradition, and, most important, religion" (Huntington 450). On Tuesday September 11, 2001 the unthinkable happened in America. The two World Trade Centers in New York City,

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  • 9/11 Act

    9/11 Act

    Act, the USA PATRIOT Act On October 26, Bush signed the act into law. State legislatures soon enacted similar antiterrorist legislation, through which, the war on terrorism expanded, most significantly at the state and local levels. This new legislation severely curtailed civil rights and liberties. The detainees at Guantanamo Bay

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  • 92' L.A. Riots

    92' L.A. Riots

    LA was held hostage; not by any foreign terrorists, not by a splinter cell organization, or even by some fundamentalist group. But by its own citizens, the people who live their lives and settle themselves in LA: storeowners, office workers, construction workers, gang members, people who were on welfare, and

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  • A Bintel Brief

    A Bintel Brief

    A Bintel Brief A Bintel Brief, the book of letters from the Jewish daily Forward brought to me the realism of life as a Jewish immigrant. The times were rough on them, they used the 'Bintel Brief'; to reveal there problems and to get answers. When I started to

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  • A Biography on Martin Luther King Jr.

    A Biography on Martin Luther King Jr.

    Five score years ago, a great American, in whose symbolic shadow we stand signed the Emancipation Proclamation. This momentous decree came as a great beacon light of hope to millions of Negro slaves who had been seared in the flames of withering injustice. It came as a joyous daybreak to

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  • A Boy, a Man, a Hero

    A Boy, a Man, a Hero

    About twelve miles from Easton, Harriet gave birth. To a mixed-gender boy, she gave life on this earth. This era he was born to, full of moral decay denied him the knowledge of his own birthday. This boy would learn the equation soon enough that life plus his color would

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  • A Brief Analysis of the Declaration of Independence

    A Brief Analysis of the Declaration of Independence

    A Brief analysis of the Declaration of Independence By understanding the framework of time that the Declaration of Independence was written in, we can see its impact upon the peoples of early America and how they dealt with this famous writing. This paper will explain the basic ideas contained in

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  • A Brief Analysis of the Declaration of Independence

    A Brief Analysis of the Declaration of Independence

    Paper By understanding the framework of time that the Declaration of Independence was written in, we can see its impact upon the peoples of early America and how they dealt with this famous writing. This paper will explain the basic ideas contained in the Declaration of Independence, the impact of

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  • A Brief History of Costa Rica

    A Brief History of Costa Rica

    Human habitation can be traced back more than 10,000 years but it appears Costa Rica was sparsely populated and a relative backwater in the pre-Columbian era. There is little sign of major communities and none of the impressive stone architecture that characterized the more advanced civilizations of Mesoamerica to

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  • A Call for Reform

    A Call for Reform

    A Call for Reform Elections for the United States Congress have become increasingly biased in favor of the incumbents. The problem is especially prevalent in the House of Representatives, which is designed to be the legislature closest to the people, and therefore most reflective of the people's views. However, unlike

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  • A Child Called "it": One Child's Courage to Survive

    A Child Called "it": One Child's Courage to Survive

    A Child Called "It": One Child's Courage to Survive Click here to compare prices for this book from 100 stores Author: Dave Pelzer ISBN: 1558743669 Publisher: HCI Date published: 1995-09-01 Edition: Format: Paperback Number of pages: 195 Size: Related Books: All Editions Similar Books Click here to compare prices

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  • A Commentary of Martin Luther King's

    A Commentary of Martin Luther King's

    Martin Luther King: "I've been to the mountaintop" Biography Martin Luther King was an American clergyman and Nobel Prize winner, one of the principal leaders of the American civil rights movement, of which he was the voice He was an advocate of non-violent protest and direct action as methods of

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  • A Comparative Analyis: Jefferson Vs Hammilton

    A Comparative Analyis: Jefferson Vs Hammilton

    Though both Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson served as members of President Washington's cabinet, the two held very different views on the newly founded U.S. government, interpretation of its constitution, and the role of the "masses" in that government. These conflicting views would develop in two political parties, the Federalists

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  • A Comparative Analysis of Roger B. Taney and Wiiliam Rehnquist

    A Comparative Analysis of Roger B. Taney and Wiiliam Rehnquist

    Roger b. Taney and William Rehnquist are two Supreme Court Justices separated by a time span of one hundred and fifty years. This distance between them means that while they may share the same views on some political issues, the majority of them will differ. Such differences have had and

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  • A Comparison of the New England and the Chesapeake Bay Colonies

    A Comparison of the New England and the Chesapeake Bay Colonies

    Chris Nguyen 08/11/2006 AP US History A Comparison of the New England and Chesapeake Bay Regions During the 1700's, people in the American colonies lived in very distinctive societies. While some colonists led hard lives, others were healthy and prosperous. The two groups who showed these differences were the colonists

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  • A Confederate officer from Pennsylvania, and His Ties to the South

    A Confederate officer from Pennsylvania, and His Ties to the South

    The American Civil War was a very traumatic time for this country. The idea of Americans purposefully killing other Americans in battle just sends chills up most of our spines. This was true for the ordinary combat soldiers, the officers executing battle plans, or for those fortunate officers who were

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  • A Day in the Life

    A Day in the Life

    I hit my alarm clock to turn it off. I love my alarm clock; it plays my favorite song from The Little Mermaid. On a regular day I would just wake up whenever I wanted to; but I have to go places today. First I have to go to the

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  • A Doll's House

    A Doll's House

    The exposition is setup in Act 1 where the characters are introduced and Nora getting a loan to help with his illness that he is not aware of. The inciting incident is when Torvald talks of becoming the bank president and the raise he will receive has Nora thinking she

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  • A Dolls House - Central Theme

    A Dolls House - Central Theme

    A Dolls House - Central Theme A Doll's House - Central Theme One of A Doll's House's central theme is secession from society. It is demonstrated by several of its characters breaking away from the social standards of their time and acting on their own terms. No one character demonstrates

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  • A Dream Come True

    A Dream Come True

    A Dream Come True On August 28, 1963, thousands gathered at our nation's capitol to hear and see Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. express himself nationwide about the critical issue of racism in America. Those who attended or saw any broadcasts that day witnessed what many would consider the greatest

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  • A Gathering of Old Men

    A Gathering of Old Men

    A Gathering of Old Men (1983 Knopf Edition) In the novel A Gathering of Old Men, Ernest J. Gaines, portrays the Novel through the eyes of individual narrators involved on the events of the day. The novel focuses on a group of cowardly black men who finally stop running and

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  • A Gay California Man

    A Gay California Man

    A gay California man, whose partner died in the September 11 terrorist attacks has become "legally vulnerable in ways (he) could never imagine"(Urges 1). Keith Brodowski lost his life partner, Jeff Coleman, to American Airlines flight 11, which was the first plane to hit the World Trade Center. Coleman

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  • A Golden Age

    A Golden Age

    A Golden Age While the 1950’s for United States was a time when Americans were struggling against communism and worrying about a nuclear attack, this anxiety fell short of the fantastic breakthroughs in science and technology and the booming economic growth American experienced in this time. This time period was

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  • A History of John Wilkes Booth

    A History of John Wilkes Booth

    A History of John Wilkes Booth The name of John Wilkes Booth conjures up a picture of America's most infamous assassin, the killer of perhaps the greatest president of the United States. However, J. Wilkes Booth (as he was known professionally) led a very prominent life as an actor in

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  • A History of Nothing I Wrote

    A History of Nothing I Wrote

    Conflict is going to happen whether you want it to or not. People will butt heads. Sometimes when you least expect it." A simple, but to the point quotation from Jimmy Bise Jr. in the US and Them: A Blog Conversation Survival Guide, SXSW2006. I think that it is safe

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