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  • Warren Court Ruling: Miranda V. Arizona

    Warren Court Ruling: Miranda V. Arizona

    In 1963, Ernesto Miranda was arrested for robbery, kidnapping and raping a young woman. After being arrested, Miranda was identified in a police line-up, interrogated by the officers, and signed a written confession without having a lawyer present. The case went to court and Miranda was found guilty with the damning evidence of his confession. Although he was declared guilty, Miranda appealed his case on the fact that he did not have a lawyer present

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    Submitted: June 9, 2010 By: Steve
  • Warriors Dont Cry Essay

    Warriors Dont Cry Essay

    Bibliography "1920 Chicago Cubs Roster." Baseball Almanac. www.TheSoulmateCalculator.com. 2/1/2007 . Ryan Neher Mrs. Crawford + Mrs. Battaglia American Society, 1 + 2 September 24, 2006 Being an American I learned two new interesting things about my family history while doing this project. One thing I learned about my family’s history is that my grandpa fought in World War II. He was in the Air Force. He was actually in France for a little while during

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    Submitted: November 16, 2009 By: David
  • Warriors Don’t Cry

    Warriors Don’t Cry

    Warriors Don’t Cry Melba Pattillo Beals Pocket Books U.S.A.: Washington Square Press, 1995 312pp. $14.00 0-671-86639-7 Before 1954 you would never have seen an African American in a White school. Once 1954 rolled around and the U.S. Supreme Court came to the decision to end segregation. In “Warriors Don’t Cry,” Melba Pattillo shares her story with the world of just how tough it was to be one of the first black students in an all

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    Submitted: December 18, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Was Aaron Burr a Bad Guy?

    Was Aaron Burr a Bad Guy?

    One of the first chapters in the book Founding Brothers by Joseph Ellis is entitled The Duel. It describes the events surrounding a very controversial event in our nation’s history: the duel between Alexander Hamilton and Aaron Burr which ended in the death of the former. When we look at the facts, we see that Hamilton did not have any malicious intent of killing Burr, making Burr seem like the “bad guy.” However, was Aaron

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    Submitted: February 18, 2010 By: Mike
  • Was Britain's Preoccupation with Raising Colonial Revenue the Principal Cause of the Outbreak of the American Revolution

    Was Britain's Preoccupation with Raising Colonial Revenue the Principal Cause of the Outbreak of the American Revolution

    Britain’s preoccupation with raising colonial revenue was the principal reason for the outbreak of the American Revolution. Discuss. The American Revolution was a political upheaval which took place between 1765 – 1783 during which the thirteen American colonies rejected the British Monarchy and Aristocracy and overthrew the authority of Great Britain and King George III; later founding the United States of America after the 1784 Declaration of Independence grating them freedom from the domination of

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    Submitted: December 10, 2016 By: kassie
  • Was Expansion Good for America?

    Was Expansion Good for America?

    Was Expansion Good For America? In this essay I will explain how expansion was in fact good for America. This is a matter of opinion, with very strong opposing arguments. I will provide the information to show both sides of the arguments. In this essay 3 topics will be discussed. These are Manifest Destiny, Foreign expansion, and the Industrial Revolution. In the United States Magazine and Democratic Review, John O’ Sullivan published an article

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    Submitted: January 23, 2010 By: Jack
  • Was It Necessary?

    Was It Necessary?

    On August 6th 1945, the first Atomic Bomb, “Little Boy,” was dropped on Hiroshima. Three days later on August 9th 1945, the second atomic bomb, “Fat Man,” was dropped on Nagasaki. Approximately 240,000 civilians, mostly women and children, lost there lives on these two days. The decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan was a poor one considering the damage, the devastation, and the amount of people left dead, injured, or suffering the loss

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    Submitted: December 2, 2009 By: Yan
  • Was Nat Turners Actions Justified in What He Did?

    Was Nat Turners Actions Justified in What He Did?

    Was Nat turners actions justified in what he did? Nat turner is justified in his actions in August of 1831. Nat Turner was born on October 2, 1800. He was born into slavery while being a slave he suffered greatly. He was an escaped slave, who fled north but then came back south because he thought that sprits from heaven had told him to do so. Nat was a very religious man; he felt God

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    Submitted: December 24, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Was Northern Victory in the Civil War Inevitable?

    Was Northern Victory in the Civil War Inevitable?

    Several factors played in to the American Civil War that made it have the outcome that it did. Although the South had better trained officials due to their military school, the North was far more advanced than they. The North had the advantage over the South in several ways. However, the outcome of the Civil War was not inevitable: it was determined as much by human decisions and human willpower as by physical resources, although

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    Submitted: December 12, 2009 By: Vika
  • Was the American Civil War Inevitable?

    Was the American Civil War Inevitable?

    Was the American civil war inevitable? The civil war was inevitable, only however, after one key event; the cotton gin made the civil war inevitable. The invention of the cotton gin in 1793 was the key element which enabled the south to have sufficient vested interest in their traditional lifestyle in order to feel the need to defend it at all costs even from their Northern countrymen. The core argument of this essay centres around

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    Submitted: April 1, 2010 By: Steve
  • Was the American Revolution Inevitable?

    Was the American Revolution Inevitable?

    In 1775, war broke out between the British and the American colonists. By 1776, the colonists had declared themselves independent and in 1783, following a prolonged and bloody war, Britain was forced to recognise the independence of the United States. Was American independence inevitable? Some historians have suggested that the British army mismanaged the American War of Independence and that the war could have been won. On the contrary, the war was lost on its

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    Submitted: July 13, 2010 By: Andrey
  • Was the American Revolution Justified?

    Was the American Revolution Justified?

    Was the American Revolution Justified? Whether or not the American Revolution was justified is a difficult question to answer. The answer varies from person to person- there is no indisputable right or wrong. The American Revolution was born out of a rift between the British and the colonists, a disconnect. This distance magnified problems and reactions to problems that likely could have been solved with more time and patience. If the colonists had continued to

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    Submitted: February 15, 2017 By: emilydb
  • Was the Civil War Really Necessary? Argument Essay

    Was the Civil War Really Necessary? Argument Essay

    Do you agree with that the Civil War was really necessary? List three examples that support your opinion. David Goldfield said that the Civil War was, “America’s greatest failure” however, without the Civil War this nation would not be what is today. Looking back at the bloodshed of the War the inglorious reality may seem to not outweigh the cost. The War was only suspected to be a 90 day event. Americans living and dead

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    Submitted: April 27, 2015 By: bettys98
  • Was the Era of Good Feelings an Accurate Title?

    Was the Era of Good Feelings an Accurate Title?

    Many know the time after the War of 1812 as the “Era of Good Feelings”(1815-1825), but this title is far from the truth and was largely inaccurate. There were reasons for Americans to take pride in their country, but many there were many problems politically, economically, and socially. Sectionalism ran rampant underneath the facade of nationalism. The social tensions between the North and South caused a great divide between the two. In one letter,

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    Submitted: February 3, 2016 By: barakery
  • Was the Foreign Policy of the United States Primarily Isolationist or Expansionist Through 1865-1914?

    Was the Foreign Policy of the United States Primarily Isolationist or Expansionist Through 1865-1914?

    Was the foreign policy of the United States primarily isolationist or expansionist through 1865-1914? At the turn of the century, and after gaining our independence, the United States land mass more than doubled through the use of purchasing, annexing, and war. However, the foreign policy of our government took a predominately isolationist stand. This was a national policy of abstaining from political or economic relations with other countries. General Washington shaped these values by upholding

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    Submitted: November 15, 2009 By: Edward
  • Was the U.S. Right or Wrong Using the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima

    Was the U.S. Right or Wrong Using the Atomic Bomb in Hiroshima

    The history over few centuries shows that the Japanese never gave up, that they always choose "death" than "surrender". These two articles which I was studying very carefully, shows two opposite opinions about the necessity of using the atomic bomb to the end of World War II. Gar Alperowicz, in his article, "Hiroshima Remembered: The U.S. was Wrong", the evidence to prove that America didn't need to use atomic bomb on Hiroshima and Nagashaki

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    Submitted: March 22, 2009 By: Top
  • Was Thomas Jefferson a Contemptible Hypocrite?

    Was Thomas Jefferson a Contemptible Hypocrite?

    "Was Thomas Jefferson a contemptible hypocrite?" Thomas Jefferson, author of the Declaration of Independence and the third American president was not, in any way a hypocrite, and he certainly wasn’t a contemptible one. His achievements through his life, his views on slavery, his role as a leader and his personality, are proof that Thomas Jefferson’s actions did not contradict his honest word. His obliging temper and his interests in others deserved respect and appreciation. Many

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    Submitted: February 5, 2010 By: Jack
  • Was World War II Such a Bad Thin?

    Was World War II Such a Bad Thin?

    Was World War II such a bad thin? The vast majority of Americans supported World War II (WWII) after Pearl Harbor was bombed, recognizing a fascist threat to Western democracy. WWII was a good war. It had the ability to unite America. They united against Nazism and fascism. But even a good War has its bad times. If you look behind what you think happened at what really happened in WWII it becomes clear that

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    Submitted: November 13, 2009 By: Artur
  • Washington

    Washington

    Ever since the World Trade Center towers collapsed on September 11, 2001, seaports have been preparing for the possibility of an attack. Unfortunately, we still know very little about what is inside the six million containers entering U.S. seaports each year. These millions of cargo containers are being brought into our country with little to no scrutiny. Truck drivers are able to drop off and pick up these containers with no more than a flash

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    Submitted: January 9, 2010 By: Anna
  • Washington

    Washington

    Basic Workout Tips 10 things you need to know to get lean and gain muscle quickly. Don't be surprised if you feel more like Mr. Magoo than Mr. Universe the first time you pick up a dumbbell. Learning proper technique can be somewhat involved, considering that each exercise movement has its own set of quirks. Having said that, don't mistake "somewhat involved" for rocket science. Just as you can trade stocks profitably without a broker

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    Submitted: March 3, 2010 By: Venidikt
  • Washington Brotherhood Book Review

    Washington Brotherhood Book Review

    Washington Brotherhood Book Review Historiography often takes the approach of focusing on the issues of slavery, political tension, and sectionalism when discussing Washington during the antebellum time period. To add to the subject Rachel A. Shelden put together a study of the personal relationships and the culture of politics in Washington during the years surrounding the Civil War. Thorough research educates readers how life outside the political walls of the Senate and House of Representatives

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    Submitted: April 12, 2016 By: Jarcher1208
  • Washington Versus Du Bois

    Washington Versus Du Bois

    In the early history of the civil rights movement two prominent African American leaders, Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois arose to accomplish one goal, education for all African Americans. During the turn of the century, between the years 1895 and 1915 there were many theories of how African Americans were going to achieve first-class citizenship. With two separate views on how to accomplish this goal, the African American community was split in

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    Submitted: November 29, 2009 By: Fatih
  • Washington Vs. Du Bois Dbq

    Washington Vs. Du Bois Dbq

    Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois, both early advocates of the civil rights movement, offered solutions to the discrimination experienced by black men and women in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Despite having that in common, the two men had polar approaches to that goal. Washington, a man condoning economic efficiency had a more gradual approach as opposed to Du Bois, whose course involved immediate and total equality both politically and economically. For the

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    Submitted: November 10, 2009 By: Jessica
  • Washington Vs. Du Bois Dbq

    Washington Vs. Du Bois Dbq

    Washington vs. Du Bois DBQ Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois each had their own approaches for dealing with Black Americans discrimination problems during the late 1800s and early 1900s. Booker T. Washington’s accommodation approach and W.E.B Dubois’s more aggressive approach were both appropriate and impacted different aspects of blacks lives that the other person’s strategy was not able to do. Even though both men wanted to pretty much achieve the same goals, each

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    Submitted: March 1, 2016 By: hopelyn545
  • Washington Youth Tour Writing Competition

    Washington Youth Tour Writing Competition

    Ping! Zing! Zap! Ding! “Finally my machine is finished!” exclaimed Lizzy. Lizzy had been working for the past year to create a device to let her travel between dimensions, and finally all her hard work had paid off. “Now to test it” she said in an excited voice. Lizzy presses the button and opens the hatch. As she steps inside she can’t help but feel ecstatic knowing that she would be the first person to

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    Submitted: February 11, 2015 By: leasybugg
  • Washington's Neutrality Proclamation and the Gen?t Affair

    Washington's Neutrality Proclamation and the Gen?t Affair

    Washington's Neutrality Proclamation and the Genкt Affair Edmond Charles Йdouard Genкt (1763-1834) had been a representative for France in Vienna, St. Petersburg, and Berlin just before the French Revolution. A short time later, in 1792, he was removed from his position in Russia because of his revolutionary passions. At this time, Americans were following the French Revolution very closely, but France's declaration of war on Great Britain hadn't greatly affected American politics, yet. This changed

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    Submitted: February 17, 2009 By: Wendy
  • Watergate

    Watergate

    “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” These words have never been truer than when applying them to Richard Nixon’s behavior during his presidency. Nixon’s political career was admirable. He smoothed relations with China, negotiated peace with the North Vietnamese, and won presidential re-election by a landslide in 1972. However, Nixon’s attitude toward presidential power led to a series of illegal actions and a cover up resulting in his resignation two years later. The Watergate

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    Submitted: November 27, 2009 By: July
  • Watergate

    Watergate

    Herbby Beliard July 3 2006 ENG 24 Watergate, WOW! There has never been a situation like Watergate in the United States before. Former president Richard Nixon had tried to secure himself a second term in office, and had gone to extreme, illegal measures in doing so. But no matter how smart the Watergate scandal had seemed, it proved that our constitution had the highest power above everything. Watergate will always be remembered in history not

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    Submitted: December 6, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Watergate

    Watergate

    Jon White Mrs. Viens Junior Honors English 7 May 2008 Watergate For many people, the first word that comes to mind when they think about the Nixon administration is Watergate, the political scandal the scarred the sacredness of the White House during the 1970’s. Was Watergate necessary, and did he need to be so paranoid about others? Did Nixon have a choice in resigning? Watergate was an unnecessary event that led to Richard Nixon’s downfall.

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    Submitted: February 3, 2010 By: Mike
  • Watergate

    Watergate

    While the effects of Watergate had far-reaching consequences for journalism, not everything to come out of the scandal came to be positive. As a result of the Watergate scandal many journalists try to find a Watergate like story even where there is none, Monicagate is a perfect example. In addition, many critics of the media argue since Watergate many people have become disenfranchised with Media’s constant negativity. Another result of Watergate is the use of

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    Submitted: February 17, 2010 By: Bred
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