Scene analysis of the movie "Making of an American Citizen"
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...American Citizen (1912). Alice Guy Blache is considered as one of the greatestwomen pioneer director of the early film industry. In making an American Citizen (1912), Blache captures the life of emigrants to the land of dreams and what was required of them to be completely accepted as American Citizens. The Film is divided into nine scenes, which capture the four main lessons that a man was required to do before he was accepted as a True American Citizen. Blache’s main theme in the short film is the treatment of women with respect and humanity in order to be accepted as an American citizen. It is important to understand and analyze one of the scenes... Scene Analysis of Alice Guy Blache’s Making An...
Homeland Security - American citizen`s freedom at risk
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...American citizen’s freedom at risk Homeland security is a broad term that encompasses all national security efforts to counter terrorism that protect American citizens, nationals and residents from terrorist attacks. It helps to strengthen the American defense system in such a way that its vulnerability to possible terrorist activity is narrowed down to zilch while simultaneously preserving the freedom of American citizens. The effectiveness of the American Homeland security system is only possible if it is led by a combined effort of government agencies, entities and not to forget the loyal American citizens as well. Homeland Security Act 2002: American citizens saw the aftermath... Homeland security-...
American soldiers' harbored bitterness toward their hometown and ordinary average citizen in America
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...citizens: his resentment of his need for their approval just bleeds from almost every word on the page. If he is apart from them (and he is), it is because his experiences cannot be expressed as he needs to express them – their horror and irrationality. He knows that people would disapprove. No Way Out of the Shit First Lieutenant and Squadron... Resentment Confronted by mortality or mutilation, as well as disapproval, shame, isolation and other psychological terrors that human beings suffer, many of the characters in Tim O’Brien’s collection of related stories, The Things They Carried, respond by going inward to escape their dilemmas. They flee what they cannot control or justify. The author...
Why I'm Proud to be an American
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...American. Patriotism is major pillar of national unity not only in America but also in all other nations of the world. Citizens must love, work for the unity and safety of nation and be proud of their national achievements. I am proud being a citizen of America because of the values we collectively hold as a nation, the dedication shown by fellow Americans, our handwork as a society, the great will to volunteer among the citizenry, our sacrifice for our national success and our love for freedom. Freedom is one fundamental right that must be enjoyed by every individual and the American constitution recognizes that we were created equal by the creator. America... Running Head: Why I am Proud to be...
The killing of US citizen Anwar al Awlaki in Yemen
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...American cargo aircraft in 2010 (CBSNEWS.Com, 2012). The killing of Anwar al-Alwaki by a missile assault elicited a heated debate on the U.S justification of using lethal force against American citizens. For the first time since the end of American civil war, the U.S government had conducted an intentional and deliberate killing or murder of an American... The killing of U.S resident Anwar al-Alwaki The killing of U.S resident Anwar al-Alwaki In U.S unmanned aircrafts took off from an airfield that the Central Intelligence agency had constructed in Southern part of Saudi Arabia. The U.S drones targeted trucks that the U.S military believed carried suspected terrorists. In a deadly blow to the Al-Qaeda, ...
American me
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...American Me America as a country has incorporated a lot of other s, which are divided according to the number of people living there. The United State Federal government has 50 constituent states that share sovereignty. An American citizen belongs to the federal government and the state of origin. People are allowed to become citizens of different states and residents of different counties that exist in the United States. The governments of the different states are given power by its people during elections to run the states for a number of years. America is known for its prowess in war and international...
American Literature
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...American Nationality St. John de Crevecoeurs "Letters from an American Farmer" showcased to bring out thepicture of an American and the advantages of being an American citizen by then. In an excerpt from his third letter, the author describes the new American man as acting on new principles (St. John de Crevecoeur 48). He further asserts that the new American must entertain new ideas and form new opinions. The letters brought forth the idea that America by then comprised settlers who formed a nation based on shared dreams: freedom and equality. Additionally, St. John de Crevecoeur depicts the new American as trying to establish differentiation from its ancestors spread across the globe... First Sur...
American Dream
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...American dream lead to fulfillment? American dream was the concept given by James Truslow Adams in 1931 who thinks that freedom to avail every possible opportunity in life is the right of every American citizen. Every common citizen has the equal authority to enjoy the perks and privileges of society. The idea was criticized by several authors who were of the opinion that American dream is merely a lust of having things and acquiring goods for ones satisfaction instead of giving and sharing, which is considered to be the universal phenomenon. Hubert Selby is of the opinion that people misunderstands the American dream with the reality of life. According to the author, thought of achieving... Does...
American Government
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...American people. One of the proposed agenda by Galston for the Obama administration significantly refers to the jobs and opportunities. Especially for the middle-class American citizen, Galston thinks that creating and implementing “infrastructure development” program will substantially increase the trust of the public to the federal government. In the present-day America, jobs are becoming highly competitive. Moreover, job applicants greatly come, aside from Anglo-Americans, from multiracial and varied groups -- that is, non-white Americans. It is arguable that job or work is evidently important for the Americans not only because... ?Causes of Public Trust and Mistrust to the U.S. Government Nye argues...
A True American
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...American We can sometimes judge the value of an ideal by what we are willing to sacrifice to attain and keep it. No example of this is more poignant than the case of Kim, a friend of my family who overcame great obstacles and challenges to become an American citizen. Kim was born half a world away, in Vietnam, and came to this country carrying only the clothes on his back and unable to speak the English language. As a boy of only ten years old, he was frightened, confused, and lonesome for the homeland that he had narrowly escaped. His tale is a courageous tale of harrowing bravery, yet he does not brag about its significance or dwell on its details. Kim is more comfortable talking about... A True...
Asian American immigrants
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...American immigrants The on Asian American immigration was as interesting just as it was exploratory. Among the fundamental concepts that I learnt in the course included, the fact that The Asian Americans faced numerous challenges as the immigrated into the United States and became naturalized citizens. However, Asian Americans have occupied a region that later became the United States from as early as the 16th century. It therefore became ironical that they faced numerous difficulties integrating into the society. The immigration and settlement of Asian Americans in the country validated the formulation of numerous legislations and court rulings both of which sought to restrict and expand... Asian...
The rights and responsibilities that the Constitution gives American citizens.
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...American citizens American citizenship provides many opportunities and privileges under the atmosphere of democracy as guaranteed by the US constitution. These privileges include certain rights unalienable to each and every American. Rights of every American under the constitution a. Right to security Right to security meant a guaranteed protection of each citizen from unfair and unreasonable acts of the government. It meant that a citizen, as a matter of right, cannot be arrested, detained nor its property be seized without justifiable cause and procedures. Each American has the right... The United s Constitution and the Supreme Court I. The rights and responsibilities that the Constitution gives...
Senior Citizen
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...Citizen Interview with a Senior Citizen Interview Questions and Answers The interview was with a male whose age was 76. He was in considerably good health with no real signs of deterioration that might be associated with an older phase of life. He said that he took medicine for cholesterol, which was his only prescription drug at this time. 1. What types of physical activities do you do now and are they different from what you did when you were younger? I golf. When I was younger I used to bowl and when I was even younger than that I used to play on a softball team. 2. In what ways do you keep your mind sharp? I dont know. I tend to watch a lot of television, but I only watch... Interview with a Senior...
American Indian
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...American Indian Religious Freedom Act of 1978. This law has empowered the political rights of the American Indian, Eskimo, Aleut and Native Hawaiian people to protect and preserve their inherent rights to exercise their traditional religions under the US Constitution. Within this law, it emphasized the fundamental right of every American citizen to have freedom to worship what he or she pleases. In January 1983, President Ronal Reagan has issued the Federal Indian Policy Statement (FIPS) which re-affirmed... THE AMERICAN INDIANS The Native Americans of the United s come from the original residents of the American continent who traversed into North America via the Bering straits of Alaska from...
American Government
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...American the philosophy on which it is based stems from three main ideas; the first of these is that which takes into account the natural rights of the individuals that are part of the society. The second is that of republicanism which focuses on the community whereas the last is that of constitutionalism, the notion that defines limits on the rightful power that is vested in the government as far as its citizens are concerned. All these three ideas fall under the first three words of the US Constitution which are “We the People”. It is true that the initial foundations of American were to be based on encouraging modern language and the creation of a country... ?When it comes to the Constitution of...
Citizen Kane
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...Citizen Kane Question The first scene of the movie sees Charles Foster Kane dying, lyingalone in his unfinished palatial mansion. The tone set at the scene is that of a sad tone. A man who has been living in seclusion for many years dies alone holding a snowball and uttering the words “Rosebuds” before taking his final breath. The music is slow and sad with the lighting deem only focusing on the man (Wells, 1941). The editor did an excellent job in bringing close the dying man after showing us his mansion and the bed he was lying in while taking his last breath. Question 2 In the scene, we see Charles Kane playing happily with the snow outside their humble home. Kane’s...
Response to "Is the American Dream Over?"
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...American dream and then takes on the modern definition. He however goes on to explain why he believes that the American dream died long time ago because of the challenges facing the modern American citizen. This opens up room for debate because, a significant number of Americans are actually living a life of their dreams. Indeed, it can be debated that American dream has been achieved to some extent. However, the question at issue also overlaps as a controversial issue because it opens wide the room for criticizing the government for the failure of Americans to achieve... Response; Is the American Dream Over? The American dream has been a topic of hot debate for many years. Supporters of theAmerican...
American Democracy
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...American Democracy As understood in the light of democracy for ancient Greeks, Athenians particularly, the heart of ‘Madisonian’ principle rests upon a kind of democracy in which popular political involvement is amply signified by the citizens who willingly hold themselves accountable for others. In such citizenry may be observed a composite democracy which, by application of Madison’s essential values, is found capable of blending a majoritarian democracy to accommodate certain issues of the greater number while placing equivalent regard for individual rights and minorities. To ensure, however, that tendencies toward despotic rule being entitled as well to a right as such are not tolerated... ...
What is an american
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...AMERICAN America got its independence in 1776 and this makes it one among the oldest countries worldwide. The people who inhibited the area at this time are Native Americans and they are the roots of everyone who calls themselves Americans. The primary definition of being an American involves legal citizenship which ensures guaranteed protection under the constitution and in turn accepting the philosophies in the constitution. However, Americans are not only composed of the natives since one can gain citizenship in amerce and become an American. To be an American...
''Citizen Kane'' Review
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...Citizen Kane” Review Submitted Citizen Kane: Movie Review “Citizen Kane” is an extremely renowned American drama released in 1941. The movie stars and is directed by Orson Welles, who also co-wrote the original screenplay alongside Herman Mankiewicz. Often still regarded by critics as one of, or the greatest movie of all time, it garnered a large amount of Academy Award Nominations of which it won the “Best Writing” award (Mulvey, 1992). Set amidst the newspaper publishing world of the US at the time, the movie tells the life story of the character Charles Kane, a publishing tycoon based on a real life individual. The...
Analysis of Citizen Kane
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...Citizen Kane film was tagged by many as sophisticated, fresh, and a classic, masterpiece, and ‘over-fictional’. Reference “Citizen Kane (1941).” Filmsite. American Movie Classics Company, n.d. Web. 4 May 2011. ... ?The Citizen Kane: An Analysis of the Movie Introduction The movie Citizen Cane depicts a scene of comedy, mystery and suspense and with touch of classics. It was first shown on the big screen on 1st day of May 1941. Many who have watched the movie expressed their opinions and comments regarding as to how the movie progressed, its characters, the plot, effects and sound integrated. It was widely considered to be the greatest film that ever created in...
The Fallacy of the American Dream. The Reservation Cab Driver and Mexicans Begin Jogging.
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...American Dream: (Introduction) The notion of the American Dream, whereby through hard work and earnest enterprise a citizen could rise to a comfortable standard of living is an exaggeration. Despite being the richest country in the world, the United States also has the greatest disparities in distribution of wealth. Moreover, public institutions in the country have failed to provide basic social welfare for the underprivileged section of the population. (Thesis) As the two poems – The Reservation Cab Driver and Mexicans Begin Jogging illustrate, the achievement of the American Dream remains elusive for a majority of Americans. (Background) Of the 300 million American citizens... ? The Fallacy of the...
American Culture in 1920s
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...American culture. Mass production was concentrated by the government by immigration laws on 1921. The immigration laws was to control and to lower the density of immigrants from other countries to reduce the risk of having overcrowded cities and also to raise wages, which by the effect of the immigration laws, that are for American citizen employees. The inventions of the 1920s, along with mass productions in America, triggered several advancements in way of living and the transformation of a new modernized culture. Inventions such as cars, radios, sewing machines, and media have shaped America’s way of life. Henry Ford, lead the use of mass production to a successful system to be used... ?American...
American History Questions
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...American Supreme Court decided the Dred Scott vs. Stanford Decision in 1857 whereby, all Africans Americans whether were slave or free were considered not to be American citizen and could not file a suit in any Federal Court. Further, the Slave Owners Rights were protected by the court. This case ended Massouri compromise and created a political rivalry between northern and southern and hence, creating a way for civil war slavery (Heinrichs and Ann, p.46). 8. Describe the compromise of 1850, including the process that it took to get it passes through Congress. The 1850 was aimed at eradicating slavery and rivalry that existed between the southern and northern. The compromise... Topic: AMERICAN HISTORY...
"Points of Access" citizens have in the American Government
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...Citizens have in the American Government Introduction The American citizens use different ways to contact their government with the hope of voicing out their concerns. Some of these “points of access” are easy, efficient and widespread, while the others are not. Governance is a collective responsibility where citizens have the rights to challenge their government’s activities in order to make sure that the demands of the citizens are meant, and their individual human rights respected. For the purpose... Sur John Silas Mike Hall (your Political Science 204 (this of Bacon (your institution) “Points of Access” Cit...
The American Congress
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...American Congress The American Federal Government had been established since the nation’s declaration of independence in 1776 and has been consistent in fortifying policies which harbor the progress, peace and order of the United States. The legislative branch of the Federal Government is a proven powerful body of representatives who decide on the very foundations of federal laws that guide every American citizen. This research paper aims to show the possible improvements within the public policy making process of the legislation under the condition when the federal legislative terms of the members of the Congress are limited. This study will first narrate a short background of the American... ?The...
American Literature Research Paper
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...American citizen felt mistreated by the elite population of the United States (Paulman 138). Transcendentalism was some form of protests made... American Literature American literature has had its roots from ancient times when the world was still undergoing very many different social phenomena. Many of the people that engaged in literature had an upper hand as they had experiences with the certain phenomena and thus making their works exquisite. There were different time periods with regard to literature and in these periods existed different writers. One of the most renowned writers of all times is Edgar Allan Poe. His works have had great impact on the lives of very many people. People learn many...
Citizen Kane review
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...Citizen Kane: Movie Review “Citizen Kane” is a renowned American drama released in 1941. The moviestars and is directed by Orson Welles, who also co-wrote the original screenplay. Often still regarded by critics as one of the greatest films of all time, it garnered a large amount of Academy Award Nominations of which it won the “Best Writing” award (Mulvey 3). Set amidst the newspaper publishing world of the US at the time, the movie tells the life story of the character Charles Kane, a publishing tycoon based on a real life individual. The story begins with the protagonist as an old man on his death bed, alone in his expensive mansion without family or friends. As he utters his last word... Submitted:...
The American Health Concerns
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...American Health Concerns Over the years, American health concerns have been deteriorating with each passing day. A number of American citizens have reported citing delayed medical care from health facilities. In the year 2007, it was reported in a research done by Gallup, where many American citizens were not getting or got delayed medical care. Back in the year 2003, the same research had been conducted which revealed that one in seven American citizen got a delayed or no attention. This is a significant percent increase over a short period. There are...
What did being an American mean to Douglass and what did he do to mold himself into an American?
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...American citizen according to Douglass. The American need not harm others to achieve any benefit. Being an American means giving justice to all and working towards goodness of others. According to Douglass, mutual co – operation and harmony were qualities an American need to possess. He thought being an American means to fight against slavery and suppression. Being an American means to have good education and knowledge. As per (Douglass) “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.” Being American means having freedom to live learn and work. For Douglass... Douglass and America Fredrick Douglas was a black man who had a desire to be a true American. He was a slave at a plantation but with his...
13sp2 Rebuttal Argument
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...American Introduction A New York Times editorial d February 5, tackled about the moral, legal, and administrative issues confronting the newly exposed white paper which serves as a legal basis for killing alleged Al Qaeda operational leaders or its allies. The editorial writer/s stood up for their beliefs that the paper is a clear manifestation of inconsistency entitling any American citizen to a due process and fair trial. In addition, their beliefs are also firmed in saying that there should be a civilian judge or a separate special court that will take charge of sensitive issues like those involving terrorist group in order to follow fair... ENG 122-751 of Assignment Editorial Rebuttal: To Kill an...
Science in American Popular Culture
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...American citizen is a peace loving person. But unfortunately, today America is involved around in many such missions which are proving to be detrimental for the popularity of American culture and its ways of life. While the search for the Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan is proving to be a big headache for the country, the Iraq venture too is proving to be a costly affair. Carrying out massive strikes in Iraq, in search of the illusive WMDs and plunging huge manpower and resources guarding a foreign land certainly doesn't involve any science... First Short Paper Goes Here] PHYS-230/230G W. Parsons September 19, 2007 QUESTION: Does science play an important role in American popular culture ANSWER: No, scien...
The Evolution of the American Dream
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...American Dream attainable by all American citizens? According to some, the dream has turned into being a hunt for material prosperity. Here, people pursue more jobs and more hours to own fancier homes, bigger cars as well as food for their respective families, yet they have less time to enjoy this form of prosperity (Smith 47). According to others, the dream is beyond the grip of the poor who have to look for two or more jobs to ensure that their families survive. Still, others seek for a novel dream with less emphasis on material wealth but more on pursuing... The American Dream The American Dream incorporates a set of principles in which to be free means an opportunity for success, prosperity, and...
Citizen involvement with their law enforcement agency
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...Citizen Involvement with their Law Enforcement Agency of the Law of the Concerned March 5, In the currenttimes, community participation is often considered to be a panacea for all socio-political problems and issues. There is no denying the fact that when the institutions and especially the law enforcement bodies and organizations tend to fail in the carrying out of their responsibilities or do not have the man power and the resources to leverage their efficiency and reach, citizen involvement could indeed turn out to be a viable leverage and a potential force multiplier. Citizen involvement in the law enforcement agencies is something...
The American Dream
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...American social class. Nydia observes very pedestrian cases when it comes to issues that cause environmental hazards. For example; the trucks that carry the city’s garbage or brown fields, which are highly toxic. She requests on putting up more waste transfer stations that is only beneficial and practical. She also calls for a higher level of awareness among the citizens about the problem of environmental hazards. According to Nydia, environmental hazards are nothing but difficulties to deal with one’s environment at a very grass root level. Right from; industrial wastes, to hazardous toxic waste... ?Your address Line Your address Line 2 19/7 Michael Chertoff, Secretary United s Welfare Department...
Close Analysis of Citizen Kane
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...American film sector, during the period “golden age of Hollywood.” Citizen Kane is classic film; this is because it was produced during the “golden age of Hollywood.” Classical film style applies the continuity editing principle. This is because the sound recording and the camera do not concentrate on themselves. In Citizen Kane, the cameras also focus on the background, like the several statues at the beginning of the clip... Lecturer Citizen Kane Analysis A A major technique applied in the film is deep focus. This is achieved by utilizing the wide angle lens develop a wide depth-of-field. Deep focus is also achieved by shooting the scene, based on a fully lit foreground and a dark background. Citizen...
Anthropology ideas
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...American citizen to care for the remains of their family members (Colwell-Chanthaphoh & Greenwald, 2011). From an anthropologist’s point of view, the controversy can bring about two anthropological perspectives. The first is that the actions of the state are working to break the individual right for any American citizen to take care of the remains of the their kin, while the second is that the state’s actions are working to form a new national, shared or common heritage. I believe anthropologists should not take any side on the issue. In my opinion, the actions of the state will affect some part of the national heritage and change the cultural heritage of the nation... The Disappeared: Power over the...
Spying and Privacy in American Society
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...American Society Spying has become a central idea in American society since the terrorist attacks in September 2001, as the government has used this tragedy as means by which to increase the surveillance performed on all of its citizens. The Patriot Act, for example, takes away the rights of everyday Americans by making surveillance a part of everyday life. This is done under the guise of anti-terrorism, but the reality is that it gives the government the right to listen to our phone calls, intercept our emails and watch our every move, even if we have no ties to terrorism whatsoever. The lack of privacy in the United States is a direct violation of our freedom and needs... ?Spying and Privacy in...
Criminal Procedures in the News
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...American citizen. Laws like Patriot Act are employed without any bias. The law applies to each and every American citizen and no ones an exception. After 9/11 the law enforcement agencies had left no stone thrown wasted in implying these laws... CRIMINAL PROCEDURES IN THE NEWS America became the center of the gravity of criminal world. Crimes in America are increasing every passing day. A survey conducted by independent organization indicates more number of guns is sold in America than in any other country in the whole world. Though the laws are very tough and employed without any bias, there seems no decline in the criminal activities. There are many laws to protect the liberty of each America...
American Constitution
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...American Revolution. The details of this amendment make it necessary for a search warrant to be issued before the personal life of any American citizen is subject to view. These search and arrest warrants also have to abide to certain requirements to make them plausible and usable. Not only do they require judicial approval but the warrant must also have a suitable cause initiating the search or arrest. Thus, these warrants are created according to the knowledge of a specific person, mostly a law enforcement officer, who have sworn to it and are therefore responsible and accountable for it to the issuing court. In 1885, the Murray v...
Eminent domain
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...American citizen is, as the author points out... Philosophy, Essay Topic: Eminent Domain The right of a government to acquire private property for public use is known as eminent domain. The owner is compensated for parting with the property. Dennis J. Coyle, in his book “Property Rights and the Constitution: Shaping Society through Land Use Regulation,” argues, “Regulation is sometimes benign, sometimes oppressive, absurd at times, and at least occasionally sensible.”(6) When political powers join hands with vested interests, eminent domain abuse goes wild. Constitutional provisions in the U.S. (in the 5th Amendment to the Constitution) have made it mandatory the payment of appropriate compensation to...
Interview a Senior Citizen
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...Citizen Grade (29th, March. Interview a Senior Citizen Interview transcript Q: I can see that you are completely upright when you walk despite being 65 years old. How is it possible that you have maintained the upright posture without even a slight bend? A: I have remained active throughout my life, trying to do more physical exercises every day, just to see that I remain physically fit, despite the passing years. Q: So, what types of physical activities have you been involved in? When did you start undertaking the physical exercises? A: If just to amuse you, I was born an active child. My mother used to tell me that I am so much mobile that it worries her to leave me alone even... ? Interview a Senior...
"The Quiet American" by Graham Greene
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...Americans are stereotypically portrayed as unpleasantly edgy by the "cultured" European nations, and that Americans believe that they are absolutely innocent. This might be because of a general European discrimination against the common American citizen. The ordinary people of France usually contain some views like this which might be where Fowlers personality pulled his one-sided attitudes from the most. Graham Greene's representation of American citizens is a bit subjective on his own individual and cultural feelings with regards to Americans. Graham Greene was not a communist although it is obvious that he had tough feelings with regards to the Americans existence... It appears that more and more...
Immigration visiting letter
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...American citizen) and a copy of my status is appended with this application for reference and use. At the moment, I am willing to invite my cousin Adeniyi Adedeji to United States. He is __ years old and his date of birth is ___. At the moment he is residing in the __ city of __ (country). His purpose of visit is to see me and our relative / friends who are residing in the US. He plans to stay with me during... Invitation Letter To, ABC, The Immigration Department, USA. Dear Sir, My is __ and I am __ years old; my birth being ___. My nationality is __ and at the moment I am residing in the __ city of USA and my address is ___. I may be approached at this phone number:___. I am a ___ (Permanent...
American Individuality vs Japanese Utilitarianism
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...American society, a person with a strong will of individualism highly values competition, personal achievement, self interest promotion, well-being, freedom, dignity, pride, self-satisfaction, independence, autonomy, initiative and creativity among others (Brown, 1990). These are the description that can comfortably be attributed to an American citizen or the culture in general. It is the ultimate individualistic culture that has been witnessed in the world. This is the perfect definition of every aspect of the American society in the manner they carry out their daily activities and this is derived from the supreme law of the land and that is the American constitution. Each and every... American...
The American Dream
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...American dream. Attainment of this dream, however, is still in doubt (Stigliz n.pag.). Initially, American excellence was thought as possessing property and having enough money to be able to provide for their family basic needs. In fact, most citizens wanted to get wealthy and prominent as it is these days. Currently, the American dream has changed into insatiable materialism that has made most Americans think of how to be millionaires and own a yacht and perhaps a private jet. Few Americans are millionaires compared to the entire American population. However, most Americans still believe that this dream... The American Dream The American dream is one issue that every American especially political elite ...
The Cold War and the Concept of American Citizenship.
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...American Way of Life’ that was to be considered sacrosanct by all citizens. This inherently conservative interpretation focused on such symbols as private property, freedom of religion and free enterprise to rally the opponents of Soviet Communism around the visage of the American national identity. In this way, the American civic patriotism became... 10 October The Cold War and the Concept of American Citizenship The end of WWII signified the definite transition of the U.S. from the isolationist economic powerhouse that it used to be in the 1920s to 1930s to the image of a super-power the USA is now widely considered to be. At the same time, the growth in power of the Stalinist USSR and the concerns...
"The African American Term". Or "Discrimination"
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...American citizen sounds genuine at first glace. But Swarn reveals the issues related to such a proposition from the perspective of those who oppose it. The fact that Colin Powell, the son of Jamaican parents, and Barack Obama, the son of a Kenyan father and an African mother, have reached the pinnacles of US politics explains how the African immigrants have become an integral part of the black community. However, it remains to be seen whether the essentialist African-Americans would identify with them in all spheres. Mr. Alan Keyes, Obama’s Republican challenger for the Senate seat in Illinois had questioned Obama’s claim to be an...
The Health Care in American
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...Americans concurs with the majority of the world’s population in that a society has the responsibility to care for its sick and injured without regardless of their financial status. “Nearly seven in ten respondents go so far as indicating they would be willing to pay more in federal taxes to assure that every American citizen has health care coverage” (“Who should pay” 2004). That more than 40 million Americans do not have health insurance is widely acknowledged but those who are insured often cannot afford the medical care they require. A universal health care system similar to what is offered the bulk of the ‘civilized’ world should... Health Care in America Introduction That the inadequate...
The Road and The American Experience
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...American Experience has transformed radically compared to the writings of Jack Kerouac. In his days, matters like homosexuality were taboo. However, in the present America, homosexuality has become a social norm and a part of life. Various states have permitted same sex marriages. Contrary to the 1940s homosexuals do not have to hide, they intermingle with other citizens... ? The Road and The American Experience Based after the Second World War during the cold war period, On The Road is a novel that focuses on the societal challenges that the young generation of this period experienced. Subsequent to the Second World War America struggled so much with communism. The youth lacked guidance hence the word...
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