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  • War on Drugs

    War on Drugs

    War on Drugs Throughout history drugs have been nothing but a social problem, a burden per say. From Edgar Allen Poe smoking opium in an attempt to make his poetry more creative, to Vietnam soldiers coming back from the war addicted to heroin. Narcotics was not a serious issue at the time, only a small hand full of people were actually doing the drugs, and they were just simply looked down upon. It was not

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Janna
  • The War in Iraq

    The War in Iraq

    The War in Iraq I conducted five interviews on five different age groups and asked them all the same five questions. I feel like asking the same questions would give me a better understanding as to how they all felt similar or how they all felt different. The questions are as follows. Do you think it was good that we went to Iraq? Why? Do you think we should still be in Iraq? Why? Why

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    Essay Length: 761 Words / 4 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Tasha
  • The Pivitol Effect of the French and Indian War on Great Britain and Its American Colonies

    The Pivitol Effect of the French and Indian War on Great Britain and Its American Colonies

    The French and Indian War helped to put an extensive strain on the relations of the powerful Great Britain and its loyal American Colonies. The war had put an exclusive strain greatly separating Britain and its colonies. The relations between Britain and its colonies deteriorated to a point of collapse. The French and Indian War had a significant history altering effect on Britain's political, economic, and ideological relationship with its American colonies. Starting, Parliament's massive

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Jon
  • Can America Win the War on Terror?

    Can America Win the War on Terror?

    Can America win the war on terror? Just to comment briefly on the question, America's war on terror is a highly simplistic characterisation of something so complex. Saying war can be easily waged against terror makes it seem as if it can be easily won. America's war on terror is like waging a war on littering or waging a war against racism (which still goes on in the US and most parts of the world)

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    Essay Length: 2,163 Words / 9 Pages
    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Jessica
  • World War 2 & Star Wars

    World War 2 & Star Wars

    In the movie, written by George Lucas, Episode IV - A New Hope. There are many mythical, religious and spiritual symbols portrayed. The Jedi's believe in the Force, which is a religion of which they abide. The Force is the backbone of the Jedis and they turn to this when in trouble. The opposite of the Force is the "Dark Side of the Force." The Dark Side is lead by and evil Jedi named Darth

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Steve
  • A War on Personal Freedom

    A War on Personal Freedom

    Marijuana is a street drug that is a dry, green mix of stems, seeds, and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis sativa. It is generally smoked as cigarettes or in a pipe. The main active chemical in marijuana is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, also known as THC. Smoking marijuana creates a euphoric feeling that is known as a high. After it is absorbed into the user’s bloodstream through the lungs, certain protein receptors in the brain attach to

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    Submitted: November 18, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Ethical Decision War on Iraq

    Ethical Decision War on Iraq

    Ethical Decision War on Iraq This is a critical period for the UN. Underlying the discussion about the war on Iraq, is a struggle for the governance of a world order. Will the unilateralism of the US, as the main superpower, dominate-- or will decisions be made multilaterally, through the UN.? Disagreement within the Security Council, as well as world opinion, has been mobilizing with astonishing speed, slowing the American headlong rush to war. Public

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: regina
  • Spanish American War

    Spanish American War

    During the last years of the 19th century, the United States found itself involved in what John Jay, the American secretary of state, later referred to as a "splendid little war; begun with highest motives, carried on with magnificent intelligence and spirit, favored by that fortune which loves the brave." From an American standpoint, because there were few negative results, and so many significantly positive consequences, John Jay was correct in calling the Spanish-American War

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: David
  • The Great Depression, World War II and Suburban Growth

    The Great Depression, World War II and Suburban Growth

    The function of the Democratic machine in Chicago, which has dominated Chicago politics for nearly half a century, could be described as a political group that recruits its members by offering patronage, the act of offering handouts in return for support. You wash my hand I'll wash yours, in other words, you do something for me and I'll do something for you. Incentives such as political jobs, money, opportunities to get favors from the government

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Fonta
  • Treatment of World War II Prisoners of War: Japan Vs. United States

    Treatment of World War II Prisoners of War: Japan Vs. United States

    Treatment of World War II Prisoners of War: Japan vs. United States The topic of POW’s is a fascinating one that can be dealt with in various ways. First, one can gain information from primary sources from diaries and journals kept by POWs or their captors and guards. Second, there are secondary sources that can give general overviews of what treatment the POWs received. Another interesting thing in learning about POWs is to compare

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    Submitted: November 19, 2009 By: Tasha
  • The Cold War Summarized

    The Cold War Summarized

    The period of tension between the world’s two superpowers fallowing the Second World War is known as the Cold War. This period was full of tension and fear that the United States and the USSR would destroy each other and the world with their arsenals of atomic weapons. The seeds of this rivalry were planted nearly a quarter of a century before its actual commencement with the Revolution of 1918 in Russia. The Cold War

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Stenly
  • The Thirty Years War Affects on Europe

    The Thirty Years War Affects on Europe

    Ideas of the renaissance can be traced back to lead to the Thirty Years War. Humanism, individualism, rationalism and most of all secularism first appeared in popular culture during that time period and are the core ideas. These ideas gave Luther the ideas for his reforms of the church and cause the protestant reformation which will then lead to a main force in the Thirty Years War which is secularism at the beginning. Protestant reformation

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    Essay Length: 1,655 Words / 7 Pages
    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Victor
  • Factors That Lead to War

    Factors That Lead to War

    A war is started to settle an arousal of disputes over matters of territory, sovereignty, resource and ideology when no peaceful solution is available, utilized, or searched. By the word territory, we are pointing to the land which nations possess, and sovereignty refers to the authority power of the leaders of each country. Resource is the materials of which a country is able to produce with the availability of certain goods, while ideology is the

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: regina
  • Canada’s Involvement with the War in Iraq

    Canada’s Involvement with the War in Iraq

    CANADA’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE WAR WITH IRAQ CANADA’S INVOLVEMENT IN THE WAR WITH IRAQ Since the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, U.S allies have been faced with many new decisions. Canada is one of the closest allies of the United States and has long shared the same goals, making the controversy surrounding the U.S. war with Iraq one of importance for the Canadian parliament and its citizens. Questions of justification and

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Tommy
  • War on Life

    War on Life

    Over 3,000 troops have been killed in Iraq and Afghanistan since the war on terror began. Many people want to bring the troops home and end the war because too many young men and women are losing their lives. Yet, in over 30 years more than 50 million people have been killed in a much more “accepted” war. This war being waged on life is otherwise known as the controversial abortion issue. This moral conflict

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Mike
  • Heroes of the Trojan War

    Heroes of the Trojan War

    Heroes of the Trojan War: What is a hero really? Everyone has their own beliefs about what a hero is, but the beliefs greatly vary from each other. In the movie Troy for example, lots of people think that Achilles is a hero because he is such a great warrior. In reality though, someone needs to be a lot more than a great weapon-handler to be a hero. A hero is a man of distinguished

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Top
  • Great Battles and Leaders of the Second World War

    Great Battles and Leaders of the Second World War

    Great Battles and Leaders of the Second World War Just who is Winston Churchill? Sir Winston Churchill was one of the most influential leaders of the World War II time period. He was the prime minister of England, a Nobel Prize winner, and an amazing writer. He is a man of many gifts, however of all of his amazing talents, his greatest asset was his way of using words. With his words and writings he

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Jack
  • Ethics of War in Iraq

    Ethics of War in Iraq

    Ethics in Iraq On September 11, 2001 tragedy struck as hijackers took two commercial airliners hostage and subsequently flew them into the World Trade Center in New York City. The culprits were members of the terrorist group “Al-Qaeda”; a group focused in Afghanistan that was known for its violent hostility towards the United States. Feeling as though they posed an even greater threat to the safety of American Citizens, President George W. Bush declared war

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    Submitted: November 20, 2009 By: Yan
  • The Dragon Enters the War

    The Dragon Enters the War

    The Dragon Enters the War In June 1950, a few months after the announcement of the Beijing-Moscow alliance, the Korean crisis erupted. Early in October, shortly after the South Korean troops crossed the 38th parallel, the CCP made a final decision to enter the Korean War to fight the American-led international forces. What precipitated Beijing's decision to invade Korea? What were the CCP's motives and objectives in taking part in the Korean conflict ? What

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Mike
  • Mexican American War

    Mexican American War

    The Mexican-American War was driven by the idea of "Manifest Destiny" (Which is the belief that America had a God-given right to expand the country's borders from sea to sea) This belief would eventually cause a great deal of suffering for many Mexicans, Native Americans and United States citizens. Following the earlier Texas War of Independence from Mexico, tensions between the two largest independent nations on the North American continent grew as Texas eventually became

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Vika
  • Japan Changes from Military Power to Economic Power After World War II

    Japan Changes from Military Power to Economic Power After World War II

    Japan Changes From Military to Economic Power after World War II Japan was controlled by an emperor people thought to be god before the World War II. They were technologically advanced in military weaponry and armory. The country was control by military power for years and had plans to dominate the world. Not until when the United State join the World War II, the fate of Japan changed forever. Japan suffered a quick defeat by

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Mike
  • Containment and the Cold War

    Containment and the Cold War

    Containment and the Cold War In February 1946, George F. Kennan, an American diplomat in Moscow, proposed a policy of containment. Containment is the blocking of another nation’s attempts to spread its influence. During the late 1940s and early 1950s the United States used this policy against the Soviets. The United States wanted to take measures to prevent any extension of communist rule to other countries. The conflicting U.S. and Soviet aims in Eastern

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: David
  • Controversial Issues: Justifying the Persian Gulf War

    Controversial Issues: Justifying the Persian Gulf War

    Controversial Issues: Justifying the Persian Gulf War On January 16, 1991 the Gulf War had officially started, and for good reason. In August of 1990, Saddam Hussein sent armies to Kuwait, to take it over. When the United States had unwittingly given Saddam help when fighting against the Iranians, we had also given him a military that was one of the world's largest and most lethal. And so, when Saddam did not comply with the

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Venidikt
  • Civil War Reconstruction

    Civil War Reconstruction

    The period of Reconstruction began immediately after the Civil War and ended in 1877. This era is known for the advancements made in favor of racial equality. These improvements included the fourteenth amendment, “this law guaranteed that federal and state laws would apply equally and unequivocally to both African Americans and whites” (civil-war.ws), and the fifteenth amendment, which granted freedmen to vote. With the end of Reconstruction in 1877, the Republican Party lost control of

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Kevin
  • War with Iraq: Is It Worth It?

    War with Iraq: Is It Worth It?

    What does the United States have to gain from a war with Iraq? Supporters of a war with Iraq say it will help prevent the risk of an attack by a weapons of mass destruction developed by Iraq. Critics of a military action that say nothing will be gained, and the U.S. just wants to obtain the oil that Iraq controls. They claim that casualties will be too costly for America to afford. Nonetheless, America

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    Submitted: November 21, 2009 By: Kevin

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