The Death Penalty The Death Penalty
Capital punishment is the legal infliction of the death penalty on persons convicted of a crime. Today, in modern law, the death penalty is corporal punishment in its most severe form. It is irrevocable: it ends the existence of those punished, instead of temporarily imprisoning them. Although capital punishment is not intended to inflict physical pain, execution is the only corporal punishment still applied to adults. The usual alternative to the death penalty is life-lon...
The Fed And Interest Rates The Fed and Interest Rates
Dave Pettit of The Wall Street Journal writes a daily column that appears inside the first page of the journal's Money & Investment section. If the headlines of Mr. Pettit's daily column are any accurate record of economic concerns and current issues in the business world, the late weeks of March and the early weeks of April in 1994 were intensely concerned with interest rates. To quote, "Industrials Edge Up 4.32 Points Amid Caution on Interest Rates," and "Indus...
Humanism During The Renaissance Humanism During the Renaissance
The Renaissance was an incredibly important turning point in
Western Intellectual and Cultural Tradition. All of these changes
centered around the idea of Humanism -- in which, people became less
"God Centered" and more "Human-centered". I have narrowed down these
changes, and will discuss in detail, these changes in three major
categories: Political, Education, and the Humanism of Arts.
The major pollical changes of the Renaissance were from...
Cosmetic Testing On Animals Cosmetic Testing on Animals
Every year, millions of animals suffer and die in painful
tests to determine the safety of cosmetics. Subezces such as eye
shadow and soap are tested on rabbits, rats, guinea pigs, dogs, and
other animals, despite the fact that the test results don’t help
prevent or treat human illness or injury.
Cosmetics are not required to be tested on animals and since
non-animal alternatives exist, it’s hard to underezd why some
companies still continu...
The Congress Of Vienna The Congress of Vienna
The Congress of Vienna was an international peace conference for the countries of Europe. The goals of the Congress of Vienna were to have peace throughout Europe and have no wars or fights. The Congress was formed because there had been many wars in the past. The Congress of Vienna was made mostly of conservatives, but had some liberals as well. Some of the influential leaders were Czar Alexander I of Russia, King Frederick William III of Prussia, Lord Castlereagh ...
Animal Rights Protests Animal Rights Protests
Over the past fifteen years a powerfully charged drama has
unfolded in New York's Broadway venues and spread to the opera houses
and ballet productions of major cities across the country. Its
characters include angry college students, aging rock stars,
flamboyant B-movie queens, society matrons, and sophisticated fashion
designers. You can't buy tickets for this production, but you might
catch a glimpse of it while driving in Bethesda on particular Saturday ...
MANAGERIAL REPORT MANAGERIAL REPORT
The purpose of this analysis was to develop a regression model to predict mortality. Data was collected, by researchers at General Motors, on 60 U.S. Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas (SMSA’s), in a study of whether air pollution contributes to mortality. This data was obtained and randomly sorted into two even groups of 30 cities. A regression model to predict mortality was build from the first set of data and validated from the second set of data.
Freedom In The United States Freedom in the United States
No other democratic society in the world permits personal
freedoms to the degree of the United States of America. Within the
last sixty years, American courts, especially the Supreme Court, have
developed a set of legal doctrines that thoroughly protect all forms
of the freedom of expression. When it comes to evaluating the degree
to which we take advantage of the opportunity to express our opinions,
some members of society may be guilty of violating...
Farm Subsidies - A Necessary Evil? Farm Subsidies - A Necessary Evil?
Subsidies are payments, economic concessions, or privileges
given by the government to favor businesses or consumers. In the
1930s, subsidies were designed to favor agriculture. John Steinbeck
expressed his dislike of the farm subsidy system of the United States
in his book, The Grapes of Wrath. In that book, the government gave
money to farms so that they would grow and sell a certain amount of
crops. As a result, Steinbeck argued, many people s...
A Chapter Of My Life A Chapter of My Life
"God helps those who help themselves." This sounds like a simple passage from a religious book,
but it has an overwhelming significance in my life. This phrase is greatly responsible for building self-
esteem and confidence in me. It can also be credited for transforming a shy, introverted, and confused boy
into a very confident and enlightened adult.
I neither read the phrase from a book nor heard it at a religious service. I heard these words from
someone who real...
The Red Badge Of Courage The Red Badge of Courage
The Red Badge of Courage is now universally recognized as a masterpiece, although when it first appeared
in book form in 1896 (two months later in England than in the United States) it provoked mixed reactions.
The English critics, in fact, brought it to the attention of the American public, which had generally ignored
it. Those early readers who approved saw in it a "true and complete picture of war," a book which "thrusts
aside romantic machinery" in favor of dram...
A Moment Of Silence In Schools A 'Moment of Silence' in Schools
In 1962 the Supreme Court decided that public schools did not
have the power to authorize school prayer. This decision made public
school in the U.S. more atheistic than many European nations. For
example, crosses still hang on the classroom walls in Poland, and the
Ten Commandments are displayed in Hungary. There are prayers held at
the beginning of legislative and judicial sessions and every President
has mentioned a divine power in his inaugural...
Paul Henderson Paul Henderson
For this project I chose as the quintessential Canadian, Paul Henderson. He is representative of
the entire 1972 Team Canada. Before this famous series, it was assumed that Team Canada was
unbeatable, but it soon became clear that Canada would be the underdogs and have to fight back. In the
end, it was the little known player, Paul Henderson, who became the star and restored pride in the hearts of
all Canadians. He is truly a "quintessential" Canadian.
The 1972 Summit ...
SEABURY CONSTRUCTION CORP. V. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION SEABURY CONSTRUCTION CORP. V. DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
The price preference program for minority-owned and woman-owned business enterprises and qualified joint ventures in public works procurement projects with the City of New York was declared invalid by the New York State Supreme Court of New York County.1 The City had implemented a price preference procurement program under the authority of the New York City Charter (“NYC Charter”), which generally requires that all ...
Maine doesn't see Quebec
sovereignty as a threat
ROCKPORT, Me. - Premier Lucien Bouchard got the message
he wanted Thursday from two American politicians: Quebec's
future is an internal matter and economic ties would be kept with
their state if it leaves Canada.
"The future of Quebec is essentially a Canadian matter," Maine
Governor Angus King said at a news co...