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Future Involvement in Foreign Affairs Since the United States is one of the last remaining super powers of the world, we have the obligation to maintain and support good relations with the smaller and weaker nations throughout the world. We should take full advantage of this authority in several different ways. First the U.S. must focus on investing and trading with those nations who have yet to become economic powers; second, we must implement a consistent foreign policy towards the Middle East
NAFTA "The free trade argument states that, if each nation produces what it does best and permits trade, over the long run all will enjoy lower prices and higher levels of output, income, and consumption that could be achieved in isolation." The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), implemented in January of 1994, created a situation in North America in which there are no taxes on most products imported and exported between the three countries. Ideally, the governments of Canada, the U.S.
THE FALLACIES OF PAT BUCHANAN\'S ECONOMICS Pat Buchanan is currently campaigning to become the Republican representative in the next U.S. Presidential election. He is credited with striking a chord amongst the main stream, blue collar sector of the country. This is because he has based his economic platform on common myths about free trade and how it is the cause of the economic problems in the U.S. His theme is that layoffs and the closing of American plants are the result of foreign companies
The Election of 1812 Important presidential elections Some of the most important presidential elections 1812 The election of 1812 consisted of a battle between James Madison, and De Witt Clinton. Madison had represented both Democratic and Republican beliefs, while Clinton was a Federalist. James Madison was born in Port Conway, Va., on March 16, 1751. A Princeton graduate, he joined the struggle for independence on his return to Virginia in 1771. He had been an active politician in the 1770\'s
Events leading to the American Revolution During the late seventeen hundreds, many tumultuous events resulted in Colonial opposition to Great Britain. The conditions of rights of the colonists will slowly be changed as the constriction of the parliament becomes more and more intolerable. During the Seven Years\' War England was not only alarmed by the colonists\' insistence on trading with the enemy, but also with Boston merchants hiring James Otis inorder to protest the legality of the writs of
Mendeleev Mendeleev was born in Tobolsk, Siberia. He was the youngest child of a large family . his father was a local school teacher whose career was ended by blindness and o support his family his mother ran a glass factory. Mendeleev learned some science from a political refugee who married one of his sisters. His father died in 1847, and soon after his mothers factory was destroyed by fire. She left Tobolsk with Mendeleev, she was determined that her last son should receive a good education.
Bill Gates Biographical Research Paper April 28, 1997 William Henry Gates, III was born October 28, 1955 in Seattle, Washington. He was the middle child of three born to William and Mary Gates. ATrey,@ as he was called because of the III, was sent to a private school by his father, a lawyer, and mother, a former teacher now on several prestigous boards (Moritz, 238). At age 13, Bill had completely taught himself programming after taking a computer studies class. After scoring a perfect 800 on th
American Enterprise: It\'s Worth Fishing For Jay Ryan 3/25/99 It was about 10:00 at night when my father enters my room and awakens me to get ready for our over night fishing trip. A long drive was ahead of us so I took the liberty to get some sleep. We finally made it to the boat dock around 11:00 and ended up leaving the harbor around midnight. Once more I had a long trip ahead of me so again I fell asleep. At around 4:00 in the morning I was awakened to the loud clanging of a bell. I had reme
Reform and Fundamental Change in the Political Economy and Government of Texas The political economy and government of each state in the United States are different. James W. Lamare discusses Texas politics in his book Texas Politics: Economics, Power and Policy. In the last chapter of the book, Lamar discusses reform and fundamental change in the political economy and government of Texas. In the following paragraphs, I will discuss Lamare\'s view and give my own opinions of his views. Lamar arg
Russia Introduction: A Newfound Freedom Capitalism in Russia Imagine you are a high school student just about to graduate. You are about to leave your parents,who have directed your actions for your entire life. However, you have never had to make your own decisions, and are having trouble handling your new situation. Now imagine that on a larger scale. An entire nation released from the control of its "parents" with no idea how to use its newfound freedom. The Russian Federation is only a shell
The City of Today Glorious, glorious England. As the Empire spreads some say "so does its glory"; others mumble of the price which we pay for our greatness. Many of us Londoners have read, if not discussed, the intriguing debate transpiring between Sir Andrew Ure and Sir James Phillips Kay. Are the cities of great England truly representative of the jewels in Her Majesty\'s Crown? Or are they the stain of exploitation and abuse that some have proclaimed? Sir James Phillips Kay, an M.D. at Edinbu
Response to Limerick Vikas Mehta Rhet 105 Nash 3-4:15 After reading Limerick\'s essay on education, one gets the feeling that she is writing for the ideal education process. Her topic dealing with the relationship between the student and teacher is so vital to the new generation of students coming up. The beginning of her essay reminds me of elementary school. All my teachers would love to see us all motivated, excited, and ready to learn something. They wanted to hear are opinions and discuss t
The Economics of Aging The ratio of elderly to working-age adults is more than a number. It is also the fuel for political debate over federal entitlement programs for the elderly and a key to understanding consumer demand in any market. Nationally, the ratio will begin to grow rapidly when the oldest baby boomers reach age 65 in 2010, and this has dire implications for Social Security. But the boomers\' retirement won\'t turn every city into Sun City. Aging will be dramatic in places with few c
The effects of the P-51 Mustang in World War II P-51 Mustang w/ WWII The Effect of the North American P-51 Mustang On the Air War in Europe by David Buckingham [email protected] IBH 20th Century History Mr. Peloquin George Mason High School Falls Church, Virginia March 27, 1995 [Unfortunately, we don\'t have a digitized image of this photo.] [Photo caption] Harry R. Ankeny, Jr., the author\'s grandfather, with his P-51, "Betsy," (named for the author\'s grandmother) at the end of his combat tour
Rise of the Superpowers (USA & USSR) from events prior to and during WWII World War II: the process of superpowerdom It is often wondered how the superpowers achieved their position of dominance. It seems that the maturing of the two superpowers, Russia and the United States, can be traced to World War II. To be a superpower, a nation needs to have a strong economy, an overpowering military, immense international political power and, related to this, a strong national ideology. It was this war,
Legalize Marijuana If legalizing marijuana is what it takes to have a positive effect on a life, then it is well worth it to change the laws of this land. For instance, here is just something to think about: …[T]hanks to mandatory minimum sentences, the system is overloaded with non-violent drug users and dealers, who now often receive harsher penalties than murderers, rapists, and serious white-collar criminals. Solicited by an undercover DEA agent to find a cocaine supplier, Gary Fannon facili
ECONOMIC FREEDOM AND POLITICAL FREEDOM Economic freedom is definitely a necessary condition for political freedom because without economic freedom how would it be possible for the common businessman to make any money at all. Political freedom is basically the politics ruling the business market meaning the end of laissez-fair. Economic freedom promotes the business to make his or her own rules and prices. When the two of them mix it promotes the strongest market and that market is capitalism. Ev
Unemployment Unemployment has been a problem throughout the United States since the beginning of our economic structure. In the most obvious sense, unemployment means "being without a job." The term unemployment is one description of the economic condition of a society at any given time. Low unemployment means the majority of the labor force is involved in, or looking for steady work. On the other hand, high unemployment is an indication of an economy in recession, or even worse. This implies th
Algeria Introduction The last time I was in Algeria is 15 years ago. Back then it was save for me to travel in Algeria and to see the familiy of my mothers side. The reason why I chose this country is not because I identify myself with Algeria but the complete opposite. I don’t speak Arabic and I know very little about Algeria’s historical background. The reason why I chose Algeria is to find out more about the country my mother is from. First I will outline the history of Algeria (early and rec
Communism The Manifesto was written and published in the late 1840’s as an outline of the ideals and aims of the communist party. The work was written by two dedicated revolutionaries Frederick Engels and Carl Marx. Their work quickly spread through Europe and drew the following of the working class. As a result the much abused and subjugated bourgeois used the writings as a blueprint for revolution. The Manifesto gave people a vision of an land of equal distribution of property which is owned b
Spain: A Country’s History and Economics In order to appreciate a country’s present, future, and economics, it is first vital that one first look at the past. Spain’s early history was known to Mediterranean people as far back as the Stone Age. In eleven hundred B.C. colonies were established first by the Phoenicians and were followed by subsequent colonization by the Carthaginians as well as Greeks. These colonies lasted for some time until they were conquered by the Romans in the second centur
Social Welfare Maximization and Network Pricing The growing number of users of the Internet are facing the unsettling realization that the communication services they have received in the past, for the most part free of charge, will probably no longer be free in the near future.(note 1) As the government stops playing the role of Internet sponsor and private companies become the providers of network communication services, no longer will there be anyone willing to lose money on networks for the
Economics The reasons we as Americans buy on credit varies, but without it most of us would probably never be able to purchase necessities such as a home or automobile. The nation\'s economy depends on credit, the promise to pay later for goods and services used today; but along with consumer credit comes consumer debt. With the rise in telemarketing and commercializing in America it is no wonder why Americans feel the impulse to buy now, pay later. The most common form of consumer debt is insta
French Revolution Causes and Effects Often in society whenever some particular groups of people acquire too much power or wealth, it will create a class struggle. This usually results in a chain of events that will cause society to change its practices. Whether it is the American Revolution, the Civil Rights movement of the 60\'s and 70\'s, or in the case of the French Revolution, people were willing to lose their lives, just so they could have equal and unbiased treatment. It is almost as if th
Space Age Technology Man has innovated through out history, always developing new technologies and making great advances in science. One field of science that has grown exponentially is the department of space exploration. We now live in an age of knowledge in which space technology plays a great role, by developing new means of communication by which we can share our knowledge. The only problem is that this new age of knowledge is not very accessible to everyone on the planet. Third world count
Robots Abstract The advent of the Mind Age of intelligent robots envisioned by Hans Moravec will bring profound transformations in global social and technological structures and relations of an advanced intelligence to its environment. The ability of future machines to directly share experiences and knowledge with each other will lead to evolution of intelligence from relatively isolated individual minds to highly interconnected structural entities. The development of a network of communicating
Business and Technology Introduction Science and technology are advancing at a very rapid rate, but do we really understand all that is going on? Probably not. This paper will identify current issues related to science and technology from the business, governmental, and societal perspectives. However, before we can begin to understand the advances in science and technology, we must know the definitions of them. The Microsoft Encarta 97 Encyclopedia on compact disk defines science as "the observa
The Law The Law is a well-documented piece that describes the thoughts and theories of the French economist Frederic Bastiat. Throughout the document the author discuses the rights and liberties of humans and how they should be respected. Bastiat thought that the laws were naturally right but were corrupted at the same time (Bastiat 5). In other words he thought the laws cancelled themselves. The law, instead of punishing for crimes, is just as guilty as the humans that committed the crimes are.
Communism The concepts of nature, dynamics and efficiency of the Soviet type planned economy of communism and the western types of socialism and capitalism differ greatly. Marx believed there were five stages a society would go through: basic primitive communism, slavery, feudalism, capitalism, and finally communism. Viewing the world as being based on economy. Due to the increase in surplus and class cleavage the society\'s essence would change and make progress. This would have the effects of
WHAT\'S INFLUENCING YOU? INTRODUCTION Life is about making decisions. We decide daily about things like morality (should we cheat or take the honest route at school), sexuality (should we sleep with the person we are dating), and economics (what job should we look for). These decisions determine the course of our lives, and ultimately the place where we spend eternity, for the greatest decision is to decide to follow Christ or Satan. We all like to think that we are unique and that we are entire
Notes & Thoughts on Of Mice and Men Written by John Steinbeck. Born in Salinas, Calif. in 1902. Worked as a laborer and journalist. Focused on the laboring class, dispossessed, underdogs, misfits, castaways, and marginal characters of society _ what to do with them? Concerned with how society treats them. Title is from Robert Burns\' poem "To a Mouse" which has to do with planning and the powers beyond over which man has no control _ "The best laid schemes o\'mice an\' men *gang aft a-gley" (*go
Endangered Species Act The people who make laws and regulation, and create management plans, concerning old growth forests and factors affecting old growth forests, are the policy makers. Persons involved in creating policies and management plans are politicians, committees, and federal and state government agencies. There are many beliefs held by policy makers concerning the northern spotted owl, because the policy makers are supporting the environmentalists, logging industry, the public, inter
Revolutions History\'s revolutions have taken on a distinct shape. Crane Brinton points out this particular pattern inherent to national revolutions in his book Anatomy of a Revolution. Brinton uses a wheel to describe the common cycle that most revolutions share. Brinton claims that the starting block of most revolutions is the societal problems brought forth by the "Old Regime". Brinton continues his cycle with the isolated and spontaneous events of dissatisfaction that mark the overthrow of t
Richard Milhous Nixon Richard Milhous Nixon, while in presidency had a beneficial effect on the United States economy. Richard Milhous Nixon was born on January ninth, 1913, in the cozy town of Yorba Linda, California. Richard was the second of five kids. His father, Francis worked at a gasoline station and country store. His mother Hannah raised him with a strong Quaker backround. Richard attended the local public school which led him to Whittier College, a diminutive Quaker institution. After
The Enviromnetal Degradation as a Result of Overpopulation 1 Introduction There are simply too many people on our planet, and the population is not showing any signs of slowing down(see Figure 1). It is having disastrous effects on our environment. There are too many implications and interrelationships to discuss in this paper, but the three substances that our earth consists of: land, water and air, are being destroyed. Our forests are being cut down at an alarming rate, bearing enormous impact
Elizabeth Hanford Dole Elizabeth Hanford Dole has surpasses any expectations ever set upon her by friends and family, yet she is still faced with her perfectionist ways that led her to many years in public service for the United States (Bio). She is a profound, intellectual, over-accomplished woman who has let nothing stand in her way of getting what she wants. Elizabeth has spend almost three decades in the public’s view, she has no children, no house, and no one knows her well. She put her car
Capital Punishment The use of capital punishment has been a permanent fixture in society since the earliest civilizations and continues to be used as a form of punishment in countries today. It has been used for various crimes ranging from the desertion of soldiers during wartime to the more heinous crimes of serial killers. However, the mere fact that this brutal form of punishment and revenge has been the policy of many nations in the past does not subsequently warrant its implementation in to
The Truth About Chain Gangs and Convict Labor Outline Thesis: From the early chain gangs to the prison industries of today, prisoners have been used as labor in the United States. I. Definition A. Definition of convict labor B. Definition of chain gangs and prison industries II. Chain Gangs A. Early history B. Mid-history C. Decline D. Present E. Curtis Brown III. Convict Labor A. Statistics B. Reasons for C. Reasons against D. Other benefits E. Types of jobs IV. Main Points Restated A. Best arg
An Epic from the Odyssey May 27, 1998 - An Epic is a long narrative poem about a national or legendary hero. - The 2 Greek epics - 1 The Iliad - 2 The Odyssey - They are considered the first great works of western literature. - The Odyssey is name for its hero "Odysseus" he is also know as Ulysses. - Iliad is not named for his Achilles but for Ilium, or Troy the setting of the story Homer was said to write both of these. Nothing is known about him, there are 7 different cities said to be his bir
LAWYER Today, more than ever before, the legal profession offers a unique opportunity for the dedicated individual to make a significant contribution to society. Opportunities exist in the legal profession for rewarding service to individuals and society. WHAT IS LAW? The main functions of modern law include: maintaining peace; influencing and enforcing standards of conduct; maintaining the status quo; facilitating orderly change; providing for maximum individual self-assertion; promoting justic
Causes of the American Revolution How England Instigated The American Revolution Soon after England established the colonies in the New World, it began a period of salutary neglect. The English rarely intervened with colonial business. It was during this time that the colonies began gradually to think and act independently of England. This scared England, and initiated a period in which they became more involved in the colony\'s growth. Parliament tried to establish power in the New World by iss
KENYA Kenya is on the East Coast of Africa. The equator also runs through the middle of Kenya. Kenya’s coastal area is a hot and humid tropical region. It has beautiful sandy beaches, lagoons, and swamps. It also has patches of rainforest that line the coast. Inland, vast plains stretch over about three fourths of Kenya. Its extremely dry climate and generally poor soil only support scattered plant life. But a highland in the southwest receives enough rainfall and has fertile soil to support ext
U.S. Government Budget As many Federal departments and agencies lurch into an era of running without funds, the leaders of both parties of Congress are spending less and less time searching for a compromise to balance the budget, and more and more time deciding how to use it to their advantage on the campaign trail. Meanwhile money is easily borrowed to pay for government overhead. In an attempt to change this, on June 29, Congress voted in favor of HConRes67 that called for a 7 year plan to bal
Computer Engineering Throughout today’s society there is no way that you could accurately say technology has not, and will not, influence us anymore. Current technology is moving at such a faster pace, that it is incredible what sorts of things we have. So whom do we give all of the credit to? Who or whom was it that was and is moving technology forward? Well, believe it or not, it’s the engineers’ job, not seclusively, but in general. Their career is based on finding, building, researching, cre
Japan-Think Ameri-Think Japan-Think Ameri-Think by Robert J. Collins is a book about the cultural differences between us westerners and the Japanese, and how and why they are beginning to change their ways to ours. This book cover ranging from love, sex, marriage, living at home, kids , food, and life by a day by day basis. The way this book is written is in a Ameri-think version of the subject first and then to the Japan-think version next. This book really doesn’t start until Chapter 2 entitle
National Income Statistics Development Economics: Evaluate the validity of using National Income statistics as an indicator of standard of living and as a comparison of economic development between different countries. National Income is an indicator of standard of living measured by output, expenditure or income in one year. The reason that these three factors are the chosen methods of calculation is that they can all be calculated fairly easily Đ as long as the data is recorded. The average in
The Great Depression and the "New Deal" In 1932 almost 1500 banks failed, 32,00 businesses closed their doors and one-fourth of the labor force in the United States was unemployed. In that same year Franklin Delanore Roosevelt was elected president. He took office in 1933 with the economy and the nation in a severe depression. For the first three years of the Great Depression the government did very little to help the economy to recover. This all changed when FDR and his democratic administratio
The Latvian-Russian Relations Business Communications Eva Ertmane Everybody wants to be free, make their own decisions, be able to communicate freely, and most important, be in charge of their lives. However, sometimes it is not up to the individual persons to decide. I was born in Latvia when it was still under communist rule. I and my family, same as many other Latvians have seen and experienced what life is like under communistic form of government, being a prisoner in your own country. Commu
Comparisons of Classical and Keynesian Thought In the comparison of the two thoughts one must understand that Classical thought is one that has been around longer than Keynessian and it was in all probability the only real school of thought from 1776 to the 1930\'s. The Classical thought is one that had its origins in Britain and with British\'s economists. As early as Adam Smith and until the great depression, most all economists were Classical economics. As a whole they believed that the self-
Booker T. Washington Of Mr. Booker T. Washington, the great leader of the Negro, has been said many things. Things ranging from the subtle to the perverse, but most often than not, the balance of criticism leaned towards the latter. We are left to believe of him as a backtracker whose ideas have slacked down those of previous leaders who aimed at equality of social rights for the Negro. Certainly if we are to judge Mr. Booker T. Washington by the mere way he portrayed his ideas, it would be no w