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  • 12 Angry Men

    12 Angry Men

    Monday April 9th, 2007 Criminal Justice Twelve Angry Men During the course of our class we have encountered plenty of important topics and vital information that is essential to the field of the Criminal Justice system. Such as; Crime and justice including laws, Victimization and Criminal behavior, Laws, Police officers and Law enforcement and the criminal justice system in itself. These topics are daily situations yet individuals are oblivious to what’s going on and

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    Submitted: February 19, 2010 By: Bred
  • 1421

    1421

    Whenever something we have been taught all our lives as being true is challenged, it is always met with some resistance and doubt. More so when it is historical than scientific it seems. History is usually based on human events that have taken place. Those events are written into books and passed down through people in stories. But just like a scientific breakthrough, history is all about research and discovery as well. Of course growing

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    Submitted: May 28, 2010 By: Tommy
  • 1776 and the Correspondences Between John and Abigail Adams

    1776 and the Correspondences Between John and Abigail Adams

    1776 and the Correspondences between John and Abigail Adams Through the many letters sent by John and Abigail Adams, the film’s portrayal of their correspondence seems to be accurate and similar to the actual letters. In both the film and the letters, Abigail Adams seems to be more of a self-sufficient and self-reliant homemaker than anticipated. As for John Adams, he seems to express his feelings toward Abigail more in the film than in the

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Mike
  • 1776: The Birth of America

    1776: The Birth of America

    Tarah Lawitzke 9.22.16 1776: The Birth of America When people hear of the year 1776, many automatically envision the Revolutionary War, that painting of George Washington and others crossing the Delaware River, Paul Revere on a horse shouting “The British are coming!”, and the Declaration of Independence. Most of these thoughts would be accurate but the story is far more colorful. David McCullough did a fine job assessing the military aspects of the year 1776.

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    Submitted: December 6, 2016 By: tlawitzke
  • 1787: The Grand Convension

    1787: The Grand Convension

    The book I reviewed was 1787: The Grand Convention by Clinton Rossiter. In it he Breaks down before during and after the convention into four parts: The Setting, The Men, The Event, and The Consequences. In the Beginning Mr. Rossiter sets up for us a country that was going trough sever growing pains was without some serious help would not become the world power that it is today. The congressional form of common government that

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • 1787: The Grand Convension

    1787: The Grand Convension

    The book I reviewed was 1787: The Grand Convention by Clinton Rossiter. In it he Breaks down before during and after the convention into four parts: The Setting, The Men, The Event, and The Consequences. In the Beginning Mr. Rossiter sets up for us a country that was going trough sever growing pains was without some serious help would not become the world power that it is today. The congressional form of common government that

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    Submitted: March 14, 2010 By: Kevin
  • 1800 to 1850 Territorial Expansion

    1800 to 1850 Territorial Expansion

    Expansionist Tension From 1800 to 1850 territorial expansion tore the United States apart. Territorial expansion itself was not a debated issue. Spurred by the concept of Manifest Destiny, almost everyone believed that America should extend from sea to shining sea and maybe even farther. But it was the issue of the expansion of slavery into the new territories that pitted the North against the South and split our nation apart. The first real crisis over

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fatih
  • 1800 to 1850 Territorial Expansion

    1800 to 1850 Territorial Expansion

    Expansionist Tension From 1800 to 1850 territorial expansion tore the United States apart. Territorial expansion itself was not a debated issue. Spurred by the concept of Manifest Destiny, almost everyone believed that America should extend from sea to shining sea and maybe even farther. But it was the issue of the expansion of slavery into the new territories that pitted the North against the South and split our nation apart. The first real crisis over

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    Submitted: March 30, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • 1824 Presidents

    1824 Presidents

    Henry Clay, also known as the “Great Compromiser”, was a prominent political figure during the early to middle stages nineteenth century. He was first recognized for his repeated aid to help solve slavery disputes between the North and South. In 1803, he was elected to be Kentucky’s state legislature. Three years later, when Clay was not even thirty years old, the legislature elected him to fill an unexpired term in the U.S. Senate, even though

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    Submitted: April 6, 2010 By: Mike
  • 1848 Women’s Rights Convention

    1848 Women’s Rights Convention

    Through out history, Americans have fought for the rights of freedom in their country, freedoms that have been passed down through dozen’s of generations. Freedom’s such as religion, speech, press, slavery and the right to vote. Americans, though very aware of their freedoms, often take them for granted and forget the struggles that their ancestors went through to obtain them. One example of this struggle is a woman’s right to be treated and looked

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    Submitted: June 5, 2010 By: Monika
  • 1879-1966 - American Social Activist

    1879-1966 - American Social Activist

    1879-1966 American social activist Margaret Sanger dedicated her life to making birth control available to all women in the world and thereby increased the quality and length of women's and children's lives. Introduction Margaret Louise Higgins was born on September 11, 1879, in Corning, New York. The sixth of eleven children born to Anne Purcell and Michael Hennessey Higgins, Margaret grew up in a bustling household in the woods on the outskirts of town. While

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    Submitted: November 23, 2009 By: Top
  • 18th Century Commerce in the Western Hemishpere

    18th Century Commerce in the Western Hemishpere

    Colonial America during the Eighteenth Century gave people the opportunity to become land owners, explore their religious freedom, and to take part in a growing economy. Whether you were poor or rich, all free men and women had an opportunity to raise their standard of living. Along with the rise in commerce came more problems such as slavery, taxes, conflict with the natives, debt, and much more. As expressed already many positives and negatives were

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    Submitted: November 8, 2009 By: Jack
  • 19 Stars : A Study in Military Character and Leadership

    19 Stars : A Study in Military Character and Leadership

    19 STARS : A Study in Military Character and Leadership Puryear, Edgar F. (1971). 19 STARS New York: Presidio Press 19 STARS was written by Edgar F. Puryear, Jr. I do not know much about the author. I completed a thorough search but was unable to find any information. The one thing that I do know of him is that he is fascinated with the study of leadership because he has written other books on

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Edward
  • 1900-1930

    1900-1930

    Throughout centuries, we as a society have come to realize American history’s pros and cons. It has been both optimistic and unconstructive, throughout the late 18th century through the end of WWII. Politicians and business leaders showed us how our societies have eventually come together in the creation of modern society. It has been an extensive and tough struggle from the 1870’s horizontal and vertical integration to the 1930s great depression and the ending

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    Submitted: February 16, 2010 By: Mike
  • 1920

    1920

    In the 1920’s Americans faced many new challenges. The challenges they faced covered a wide range of issues varying from alcohol use to consequences of technology. The manner in which these issues were resolved depended on the severity of the issue and the people directly involved. These are challenges that Americans have never experienced before, and therefore had to try to make the right decisions for the time. Some of them, like prohibition, were implemented

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    Submitted: January 26, 2010 By: Tommy
  • 1920's Dbq

    1920's Dbq

    The 1920’s DBQ “I am fed up with Jim Crow laws, people who are cruel and afraid, who lynch and run,…” (Doc 3,text) In the 1920’s African American culture was becoming a huge influence in art, literature, and music. Also the automobile and many other industries were booming. There was also a large amount of fear going on and being brought to the U.S. There was many factors life caused Americans to be afraid. The

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    Submitted: May 4, 2015 By: lizzzy
  • 1920's Jazz Age

    1920's Jazz Age

    During the 1920’s sometimes referred to as the “Jazz Age”, America was taking its last final steps from the traditional period to new era of modernization. It was a time in which American popular culture reshaped itself in response to the urban, industrial, consumer- oriented society America was becoming (Brinkley 641). In this reshape two sides stood in defense of their beliefs, the traditionalist who wanted America to stay the same or go back to

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    Submitted: January 8, 2010 By: Janna
  • 1920s Dbq Outline

    1920s Dbq Outline

    1920s period of tension tween innovative and changing attitudes on one hand and traditional values and nostalgia on the other. What led to the tension between old and new AND in what ways was the tension manifested? I. Intro: a. Thesis: Those who had fond reminiscences of the old United States and those who began with innovative and altering attitudes had a clear tension between them throughout the 1920s. b. POA: During the 1920’s, tension

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    Submitted: January 5, 2010 By: Kevin
  • 1920s History

    1920s History

    The initial response of the United States was reflected in the views of Senator, Goerge w. Norris. He is a republican of Nebraska, who proclaimed that the United States should look out for its own interest and not to worry about Europe. He was blaming Europe for a large part of the Countries Economic woes: Hoover and Congress adopted policies that sought to protect Americans regarding foreign policies. Roosevelt also followed Hoover’s so called “Good

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    Submitted: February 10, 2010 By: Mike
  • 1920s: The Roaring Decade

    1920s: The Roaring Decade

    1920s: The Roaring Decade The 1920s was a time of conservatism and it was a time of great social change. From the world of fashion to the world of politics, forces clashed to produce the most explosive decade of the century. It was the age of prohibition, it was the age of prosperity, and it was the age of downfall. Americans knew about Communism because Communists had been at large in the country for years.

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    Submitted: February 14, 2010 By: Edward
  • 1920’s

    1920’s

    1920’s Chronicles The Start of Prohibition Prohibition is a law that has passed making the sale or consumption of alcohol illegal. Prohibition is being known as the “Noble Experiment.” Prohibition has started because it is felt that it will reduce crime, wife and child abuse, take away corruption, help work being done and many other reasons. It was led by the Women’s Christian Temperance Union and the Anti-Saloon League. Prohibition was passed as the 18th

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    Essay Length: 340 Words / 2 Pages
    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: July
  • 1920’s

    1920’s

    The 1920’s was a great time for women as they had major roles in constructing a new decade. Women gained the right to vote and also drove their own automobiles. In large numbers women enrolled in colleges and in the workplace. The traditional roles of women as wives and mothers were discarded as the women wanted to be more like the men. Women’s influences on appearance, music, literature, and film shaped the 1920s. During the

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    Submitted: March 29, 2010 By: Bred
  • 1920’s - the Best of Times, the Worst of Times

    1920’s - the Best of Times, the Worst of Times

    1920’s “The best of times, the worst of times.” The 1920’s was not a “roaring” time for immigrants and citizens of America. It harbored some of the harshest laws and brutal government restrictions. Immigrants were cast out by a post war country and alcohol banned in hopes of making our country purer. The 1920 was not the best of times. The prohibition of alcohol in the United States lasted from 1920 until 1932. The movement

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    Submitted: December 5, 2009 By: Jessica
  • 1920’s Flappers - Good Role Models?

    1920’s Flappers - Good Role Models?

    In the 1920’s many women were known as flappers. Flappers were not the best role models for younger girls. They were teenage girls who dared to venture beyond what was known then as forbidden pleasures. “The name “flappers” referred to the sound made by the unbuckled galoshes they wore” (Jennings 115). “Undeterred by the disapproval of adults, the younger generation was setting out to have a good time” (Herald 28). “Flappers were teenage girls who

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: July
  • 1929 Stock Market Crash

    1929 Stock Market Crash

    The 1929 Stock Market Crash In early 1928 the Dow Jones Average went from a low of 191 early in the year, to a high of 300 in December of 1928 and peaked at 381 in September of 1929. (1929…) It was anticipated that the increases in earnings and dividends would continue. (1929…) The price to earnings ratings rose from 10 to 12 to 20 and higher for the market's favorite stocks. (1929…) Observers believed

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    Submitted: February 16, 2009 By: Fonta
  • 1950's Movie Essay: “rebel Without a Cause”

    1950's Movie Essay: “rebel Without a Cause”

    1950s Movie Essay: Rebel Without A Cause Introduction Rebel Without A Cause is a very popular film from 1955. It depicts life in the 1950’s from the viewpoint of three teenagers who live in Los Angeles, California. They live in a comfortable environment in middle-class America. However, they must deal with their own inabilities to “fit” into society. The teens try to fit in with their peers and find the love they so desperately need

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    Submitted: November 11, 2009 By: Wendy
  • 1950's Story

    1950's Story

    The wilsons are what you would call a typical 1950s american family. They consist of the father and husband Frank, housewife linda, oldest child Tommy age 17, Cheryl age 16, Mikey age 10, and Suzie age 8. Thay are a white middle class family that lives in the suburb autside little rock, Arkansas. The neighborhood was modled after Levittown, a famous sururb community outside of New York. Right now it's monday morning and the wilsons

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    Essay Length: 671 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Steve
  • 1950s T.V.

    1950s T.V.

    Technology in the 1950s started with many great innovations that shape the way we live now. Probably the most important innovation of television was the introduction of cable T.V., television broadcasting, sitcoms and talk shows. Television went though many changes in its younger years. The way T.V. Developed in the early years is the foundation for what we watched now days. Transitory radios became very popular in the fact that Music could be heard

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    Submitted: January 16, 2010 By: Max
  • 1950’s

    1950’s

    The 1950's were very different and radical in fact, this is the decade that began rock n' roll, the civil rights movement, better family living, advances in technology, Fashion, medical research, other wonderful things this country was not used to seeing or hearing. The 1950's were looked at more as a state of mind or a way of living rather than just another decade or timeline in American history. Everything was peaceful then, which looking

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    Submitted: March 11, 2010 By: Fonta
  • 1950’s Story

    1950’s Story

    The wilsons are what you would call a typical 1950s american family. They consist of the father and husband Frank, housewife linda, oldest child Tommy age 17, Cheryl age 16, Mikey age 10, and Suzie age 8. Thay are a white middle class family that lives in the suburb autside little rock, Arkansas. The neighborhood was modled after Levittown, a famous sururb community outside of New York. Right now it's monday morning and the wilsons

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    Essay Length: 671 Words / 3 Pages
    Submitted: December 13, 2009 By: Monika

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