Politics Essays

West Side Story Anaylsis
West Side Story Anaylsis By: Mike Smtih E-mail: mikesmith@hotmail.com West Side Story Critique / Analysis As a contemporary musical, West Side Story differs from Romeo and Juliet in form and detail, but stays true to the tragedy of innocent love caught in a complex social web that predestines its demise. In West Side Story, love at first sight between Tony and Maria set off a tragic chain of events which bring the story to its heartbreaking conclusion. Maria is Puerto Rican, Tony, Poli...

Violence
Violence By: Kegman E-mail: Thekegman5@aol.com Violence The last five years have seen an increase in the stand on violence in movies. As action movies with their big stars are taken to new heights every year, more people seem to argue that the violence is influencing our country's youth. Yet, each year, the amount of viewers also increases. This summer's smash hit Independence Day grossed more money than any other film in history, and it was full of violence. The other summer hits incl...

Walkabout
Walkabout By: Bryon Walkabout- 1/4-In this section of the book Peter and Mary wake up to find themselves stranded in the Australian Outback due their plane crashing. The pilot and the other passengers were killed when the plane exploded, but Peter and Mary got out just in time. Then they began to wander in search of food in a nearby gully. Mary and Peter woke up the next day and walked forward through the gully. Then found a fruit called quondong. Later Peter thought he heard something a...

Watergate Scandal
Watergate Scandal By: Leigh Overstreet THE WATERGATE SCANDAL Watergate is a hotel in Washington D.C. where the Democratic National Committee held their campaign headquarters. The current president at the time was Richard M. Nixon, who was involved in the scandal himself and which lead to the cause of his resignation. The Watergate scandal should not have happened, but it did and it caused the American people to judge less of their government system. The scandal began on June 17, 1972, ...

Wealth
Wealth & Poverty By: P. Stegall Patricia Stegall 6/30/99 Sociology 1B Midterm 2 Essay Identify and discuss sociologically the issues about wealth and poverty in American Society. What do you believe and why? The distribution of wealth, economic inequality, and the growing numbers of people living at or below the recognized "poverty level" are issues that must be dealt with in the United States. In general, Americans subscribe to the concept that everyone has a right to a standard of livi...

Welafre
Welafre By: James Song E-mail: Sing a Son@aol.com In November 1960, at the age of 43, John F. Kennedy became the youngest man ever elected president of the United States. Theodore Roosevelt had become president at 42 when President William McKinley was assassinated, but he was not elected at that age. On Nov. 22, 1963, Kennedy was shot to death in Dallas, Tex., the fourth United States president to die by an assassin's bullet. Kennedy was the nation's first Roman Catholic president. He...

Violence of the America
Violence of the America By: Jacey Tucker On August 5, Jatrek Hewitt, 17, was shot and killed by a NJ police officer for allegedly trying to rob him. The police officer was never charged with anything even though it is illegal for NJ police officers to carry their weapons in New York. On Monday, August 9, Robert Striker, 54, was killed for allegedly trying to rob a bank. Police officers shot more than 30 bullets, in one of the busiest areas in downtown Manhattan while trying to apprehen...

Violence on TV
Violence on TV By: Anonymous VIOLENCE ON TV What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these is a major source of violence. In many peoples' living rooms there sits an outlet for violence that often goes unnoticed. It is the television, and the children who view it are often pulled into its realistic world of violence scenes with sometimes dev...

Violence on Television
Violence on Television By: David E-mail: potty1@hotmail.com Violence on Television "There was murderers going around killing lots of people and stealing jewelry." This quote comes from the mouth of an eight year old girl after watching the evening news on television. The eight year old girl claims that she is afraid "when there is a murder near because you never know if he could be in town" (Cullingford, 61). A recent report from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) pools evi...

Views on Slavery
Views on Slavery There are many perceptions as to how people view slavery. When people talk about slavery, the first thing that comes to their mind will be African American Slaves in the United States. They will also think of how they were brought to the United States against their own will and unequally exploited. However, according to Stephen F. Austin, during the eighteen-twenty�s and thirty�s Mexicans also had slaves. He compares American Slaves and Cruz Arocha as a Mexican Slave. Al...

Violence against women in the
Violence against women in the By: Lavalamp72 E-mail: lavalamp72@yahoo.com DISCUSS THE EXTENT OF PROTECTION FOR WOMEN AGAINST MALE VIOLENCE BY THE STATE. For this essay I am going to look at Domestic Violence against women and what the State is doing to protect them. Domestic Violence is now a well-known global occurrence affecting not only women but also their children too. Violence against woman has been around since the dawn of time. We have all seen cartoon pictures of the caveman d...

Violence and Pornography
Violence and Pornography Pornography -- Sex or Subordination? In the late Seventies, America became shocked and outraged by the rape, mutilation, and murder of over a dozen young, beautiful girls. The man who committed these murders, Ted Bundy, was later apprehended and executed. During his detention in various penitentiaries, he was mentally probed and prodded by psychologist and psychoanalysts hoping to discover the root of his violent actions and sexual frustrations. Many theor...

Violence in our Academic Insit
Violence in our Academic Insit Young teenagers must get the message that violence will not be tolerated in our academic institutes, that these violent acts will be met with the severest reprimands. Some people believe that enforcing harsher penalties on young offenders is not a good idea as current laws are more effective. Many parents resent the fact that they should be held responsible in many situations. Stricter rules should be placed on young offenders who break the law. Young offend...

Violence in the media
Violence in the media By: William E-mail: reign100@netzero.com Violence in the Media �Monkey see, monkey do� has become a well-known saying in today�s modern, media warped society, but is it correct? What has the world come to these days? It often seems like everywhere one looks, violence rears its ugly head. We see it in the streets, back alleys, school, and even at home. The last of these, our homes, is a major source of violence. In many peoples' living rooms there sits an out...

Unions
Unions P.1 "Unions are groups of working people who join to talk to employers about wages and conditions of work instead of workers talking to employers on an individual basis."1 Because they speak for everybody, unions can get a better deal for each worker than one employee could by negotiating with the employer. As seen in the short movie "WHY UNIONS?", non-unionized workers talks about the unfair treatment they experience in the work place. Through collective action, workers formed unions...

Vegan
Vegan "The greatest of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."(Mahatma Gandhi Quotes) Gandhi said this in his book, The Moral Basis of Vegetarianism, this belief is still valid in today's modern society. At the present time in the United States, the concern for the health and well being of animals is drastically increasing. And one of the most substantial indications of this is the increasing number of vegans and vegetarians in our nation. Today t...

Vengeful Equity
Vengeful Equity By: Joshua Chiarella E-mail: blockisland98@yahoo.com This paper will address the issues surrounding the criminal incarceration of women in American society through the discussion of the views of Meda Chesney-Lind in her 1997 paper "Vengeful Equity: Sentencing Women to Prison." It will present critical reasons of incarceration dealing with the onset of the "Rockefeller Laws," problems with translation, and results. In the paper I will also present solutions of Chesney-Li...

Treatment and The Sex Offender
Treatment and The Sex Offender Treatment and The Sex Offender by Brent M. Pergram, Masters of Arts in Sociology The Martinson Report of the early 1970�s, said that rehabilitative efforts or treatment programs in general had failed to reduce recidivism. The Report led those in control of government and the criminal justice system to say that rehabilitation does not work, and therefore focus on deterrence and punishment of offenders. Martinson�s study of 231 treatment studies measur...

Truman Doctrine
Truman Doctrine The Truman Doctrine was the impetus for the change in United States foreign policy, from isolationist to internationalists; thus we were drawn into two wars of containment and into world affairs. The Truman Doctrine led to a major change in U.S. foreign policy from its inception - aid to Turkey and Greece - to its indirect influence in Korea and Vietnam. The aftermath of World War II inspired the U.S. to issue a proclamation that would stem Communist influence throughout the ...

Trying Juviniles as Adults
Trying Juviniles as Adults By: Lori Slaght E-mail: LASLaght Trying Juveniles as Adults and Placing them into Adult Institutions Juveniles being tried as adults, who is to blame? In today��s society it is not who or whom it is what. Juvenile offenders are now facing a double-edged sword. Not only can they be tried in a Juvenile court for a crime committed. They are now being charged as adults. Charging a juvenile as an adult has stirred up many different views. When should we say en...

Underage Smoking
Underage Smoking In today's world there are many moral issues that take place in society as well as in the business world. On Friday, February 4, 2000, the Washington Post printed an article titled "Underage Smoking Fine Sought for Big Tobacco." Currently and in the past, the tobacco industry has fought many moral issues with the Federal Government and the general public. This particular article written by Charles Babington has two problems, which are, the federal government's threat to incr...

Uniforms in School, Good or Ba
Uniforms in School, Good or Ba By: Budddy E-mail: mikebrennan88@hotmail.com Uniforms in School, Good or Bad? Due to misconduct and obscure nature of students, school districts have decided to create a school uniform to create an equal environment in which students have a less of a chance to cause problems. In the opinions of most students, they considered this an act against their personal rights, but then others considered it to be a reasonable idea. School uniforms are somewhat reaso...

Tobacco in Malaysia
Tobacco in Malaysia Tobacco is one of the leading preventable causes of death in Malaysia. Under the current law, smoking is banned in all public places. These include amusement centres, theatres, hospitals, clinics, public vehicles and air-conditioned restaurants. Likewise, anyone under age of eighteen is not allowed to buy cigarettes or any tobacco products. If the seller is not sure of the buyer's age, then it is advisable to check his identity card. Free cigarette samples are not allowed...

Tobacco
Tobacco By: Jake Keith THIS IS A PAPER REGARDING THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY (3 PAGES). The Killing Business? This paper is about the tobacco industry. Some would find that the label �killing business� is very appropriate. Others would say that that name is misleading and inaccurate. Biased, I am not. So we will look at the issue in regards to the industry from both consumer and producer points of perspective with fairness and equality in reach. With an open mind now, let�s peer closer ...

Tourism ]
Tourism ] By: Anne Vilagut Tourism The French define tourism as �the art to satisfy the most diverse aspirations which invite man to move out of his daily universe.� The Webster�s dictionary defines tourism as �the guiding or managing of tourists; the promotion or encouragement of touring: the accommodation of tourists.� Both definitions are apt for tourism. The private sector of tourism includes lodging, food, transportation, recreation facilities, attractions, travel agents...