Politics Essays

Home school
Home school By: jenny walsh E-mail: junebug33@yahoo.com Before the beginning of American public schools in the mid-19th century, home schooling was the norm. Founding father John Adams encouraged his spouse to educate their children while he was on diplomatic missions (Clark, 1994). By the 1840's instruction books for the home were becoming popular in the United States and Britain. The difficulty of traveling to the system of community schools was provoking detractors. At this time, mo...

Homeless Youth
Homeless Youth Powers, Jane L. and Barbara Jaklitsch. Reaching the Hard to Reach. Education & Urban Society, Volume 25, Issue 4, August 1993. At some point in time, all teenagers are expected to leave home and venture out on their own. Separating from parents and gaining independence are two central tasks that teenagers must overcome in order to become adults. Teenagers usually learn how to make this transition through either home or school. Unfortunately, there are some teens tod...

Homeless in America
Homeless in America " I never imagined that I would be homeless." Although I have read this statement made over and over again, the facts behind it remain astonishing. The facts are that there are millions of homeless in America today. Many of these people had no choice but to become homeless. Economic problems such as being laid off work, or the rise in the cost of housing had lead people to live on the streets. Many of the homeless are women that have become divorced or have left...

Hidden Politics
Hidden Politics Hidden Politics: The Impact of Politics in The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By Elisabeth Ireland By definition, politics is the partisan or functional intrigue within a given group. However, in The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, by James Joyce, there is no such concise definition, as politics are perpetually melded with Roman Catholicism and Irish nationality. Politics themselves are presented in three different manners: directly, and throug...

Hip Hop Nation Report
Hip-Hop Nation Report By: Rudigar ENGLISH WRITING FOLIO EXPOSITORY TEXT FEATURE ARTICLE: HIP-HOP NATION WRITER: CHRISTOPHER JOHN FARLEY WITH REPORTING BY: MELISSA AUGUST/WASHINGTON, LESLIE EVERTON BRICE/ATLANTA, LAIRD HARRISON/OAKLAND, TODD MURPHY/PORTLAND AND DAVID E. THIGPEN/NEW YORK. In the case of one expository text demonstrate critically how the author exploits language, tone, structure and emotion to promote a specific perspective or attitude to the reader on the subject. "It's ha...

Hippies
Hippies By: Diana Perris E-mail: Pekkle2000 Hippies The 1950�s gave to America certain ideals and values that were strongly followed and enforced, some of the people in the following generation took those ideals and attempted to destroy them. Most of them were just teenagers or young adults, but they all agreed that the lifestyle and beliefs that their parents and most other adults established didn�t make sense and needed to be changed. These kids started to defy authority and soon...

History of Social Security
History of Social Security The History of Social Security Since the beginning of time there has been a longstanding tradition of the workers supporting the elderly. This was practiced during biblical times, with the children supporting their parents, and has continued to the present day. As times changed and humans developed more as a society, it became apparent that everyone should be required to support those who cannot work. The goal in mind is to provide everyone with economic securi...

Hemp A Crop with no future for
Hemp-A Crop with no future for By: bryan hutchins E-mail: bchutch@email.unc.edu Hemp: A Crop With no Future For This Society Throughout many areas of the United States a small, slender plant can be found growing in the wild. It is commonly referred to as hemp. Hemp is a plant that comes from the Cannabis sativa family. Hemp looks strikingly similar to marijuana and can very easily be mistaken for it, but these two plants are far from being the same. The major difference between the two...

Hemp
Hemp Hemp is our Savior It has been once said that as a human race, if our current rate of deforestation of trees continues at the same rate as today, in less than fifty years we will no longer be able to survive on this planet. Sometime in the near future, a great change must be made for the fate of human kind. This change is going to have to be to legalize industrial hemp. Hemp is a plant that has a wide variety of uses. It has been proven that the stalk of the hemp plant can produce thr...

Heroin Legislation
Heroin Legislation The Heroin War: Why We Must Change our Battle Plan If a single reason can be given to illustrate the urgent need for reform of the current Australian drug policy it is this; that the prohibition strategy is simply not working. The toll from heroin deaths in Victoria has risen 73 percent over the last ten years, addiction and overdose rates are soaring and the price of heroin is declining. The Federal Government is applauding the �zero-tolerance� regim...

Heroin
Heroin Heroin It was a sunny June morning in 1996. Jimmy Chaimberlin walked into Jonathan Melvoin�s hotel room. He found him lying unconscious in his bed and rushed to dial 911. Despite his quick reaction, when the paramedics arrived, they pronounced Melvoin dead at 4:00 a.m. on June 20, 1996. This is just one of the many fatalities that heroin causes every year and it could happen to you. In fact, heroin controls the lives of over 70,000 people in the US alone. Heroin is three tim...

Hazing A Benefit or Burden
Hazing A Benefit or Burden Hazing: A Benefit or Burden The concept of hazing has long since been a source of debate, yet it has also served as a means of training designed to save lives. Hazing has been around almost as long as mankind but its formal introduction became most apparent in the military. Hazing is used to bring a group of people together as a unit and teach them a great deal of information in a short amount of time. Hazing is designed as a consequence based teaching...

Hazing
Hazing By: ed truelove Hazing has been known as the right of passage into American colleges in the past and even still today. Primarily in fraternities hazing has been more so a problem than any other organization. The definition, application, and the prevention of hazing have been on going problems in past years and are still, in some areas are still problems. The definition of hazing is to harass by exacting unnecessary or disagreeable work. The definition as it is, seems to be too vag...

Hcokey night in Canada
Hcokey night in Canada By: Luke Rossy E-mail: rossy@videotron.ca September 27, 1999 Luke Rossy Hockey Night in Canada Over the past few decades, the Canadian sport of hockey slowly moved on to the United States and Europe. Only six teams remain in Canada and most of them are either just making enough money to survive or they are in dept. Only two or three Canadian teams are doing ok, fiscally that is. The NHL should try to bring hockey back to its former �glory� days. Currently the...

Health care reform
Health care reform From FDR�s New Deal to Lyndon Johnson�s Great Society, the United States government has attempted to centralize extensive social policies. In the early eighties, when recession and inflation were at a high, Ronald Reagan took office and pronounced that the federal government needed to take a lesser role in the lives of the American people. As Theda Skocpol comments in her book Boomerang: Clinton�s Health Security Effort and the Turn Against Government in U.S. Polit...

Hate Crimes
Hate Crimes Racism & Hate Crimes in America Blacks were introduced to American soil during the 17th and 18th centuries via the triangular trade route, and were welcomed by whips, chains, shackles, and all the horrors of slavery. Slavery was legitimized by our government and continued for a few hundred years, taking a civil war and sixteen presidents before it was abolished. To this day, there is still much hatred between blacks and whites despite emancipation, desegregation, and integrat...

Hate Groups
Hate Groups According to William Finnegan, author of Cold New World, there are a couple of good reasons that teenagers in the Antelope Valley area become members of white supremacist groups. Many of them are obvious just in reading the book. Peer pressure is the biggest reason given for the youth to join these groups. This means that since their friends are in the group, they should be in it. Another reason is to be protected. Both the Sharps and the NLR�s protect themselves and each...

Hate crimes should not be puni
Hate crimes should not be puni Hate crimes should not be punished differently than other crimes. The actual crime should be punished, not the reasoning behind it. The idea of punishing crimes differently based on victims might make some people or groups feel that others are more protected or valued than they are. The concept of punishing crimes differently because of motive is senseless, unnecessary, and an injustice. Again, the actual crime should be punished not the reasoning behind it...

Hate in Our Society
Hate in Our Society HATE IN OUR SOCIETY In Andrew Sulivan's article "What So Bad About Hate" and Dave Culle's "Inside the Columbine High Investigation," both authors talk about hate and its impressions on our society. Sullivan says that there is no way to abolish hate, but that we have to learn to live with it. Cullen states that all the rumors spread about the columbine high school killings are untrue. Both authors share common ideas about hate, how it affects our society and how hate...

Handling Stress
Handling Stress By: desi Handling Stress This essay is about handling the stress of University studies. We will be looking into many ideas and different people�s views on how to handle stress. I will also be giving my own opinions on how I think stress can be controlled or relieved. The first thing we must do is ask ourselves one very important question, �what is stress�? WHAT IS STRESS? According to an Australian born physician, Hans Selye (1979), stress is the nonspecific respo...

Hardships of Southern Sharecro
Hardships of Southern Sharecro By: Mike Green E-mail: bigmike7373@hotmail.com For many people in the 1930�s living conditions were not as adequate as they needed to be. The stock market had just crashed in 1928, and the US was in the midst of the Great Depression. Many people suffered from lack of money, and many others suffered from lack of food. One group of people who suffered greatly during this time period were the southern share croppers. Factors that caused the substandard liv...

Harrasment
Harrasment OUTLINE THESIS STATEMENT: In today�s society 40 percent of the nation�s 55 million working women have experienced sexual harassment in the workplace. I. Introduction II. Types of sexual harassment A. Requirements of sexual harassment 1. Concept of unwelcome conduct 2. Sexual nature of conduct B. Claims of harassment 1. Quid quo pro 2. Hostile environment III. Types of Recourse A. Face-to-face B. Employer intervention C. ...

Harry potter and censorship
Harry potter and censorship Harry Potter Literature that children are exposed to often gives them ideas and provokes them to think and draw their own conclusions about things, it also provides a necessary escape from reality for them. This is why censoring children's books can be rather destructive to their developing minds. If the tools with which kids are given to sharpen their minds are banned, then a little part of their education is stolen from them. With every theft of knowledge t...

Harsher Penalties for Violent
Harsher Penalties for Violent Harsher Penalties for Violent Offenders? Should violent offenders be forced to face heavier penalties for their crimes? I think so. And that there should also be some reforms made to our penal system. The death penalty serves its purpose, it kills, instills fear, and generally wastes tax-payers time and money. I think we need stiffer penalties as an alternative to the death penalty because some of the penalties we have now are becoming ineffective,...

Gun Control
Gun Control By: Jamie Scott E-mail: babes_15@hotmail.com Jamie Scott Tina Smeby English Comp I December 10, 1999 Law Making and Enforcement There are new laws and regulations being made all the time in the United States these days. Politicians think that by making these new laws it will fix their current problems. This is the case right now with the problems they are having with gun control. These new laws do help and prevent a lot of crimes and accidents from happening. This is mainly...