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The Repeal Of The Dadt Policy

- Gays in the Military A man was scared in the military because he was gay. He suffered depression for a few years because he didn’t want anyone to know. But the repeal of ‘Don’t ask Don’t Tell’, made it possible for him to come out. So he decided to come out and all of his military friends were supportive of him. For this single purpose, we are to believe that everyone is now okay with it. The repeal of the DADT policy has had more positive effects than negatives. Don’t Ask Don’t Tell was once in effect, but as of 2011, it no longer is....   [tags: Homosexuality, Sexual orientation, LGBT, Gay]

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The 17th Amendment: The Case for Repeal

- ... Some people believed that Senate seats could, and were regularly purchased by candidates running for office. Progressives believed that the 17th Amendment would solve this issue by taking the immoral state legislators out of the equation, and replacing them with the citizen population of the states. They’re assertion was if Senators were elected by the people it would be impossible to purchase everyone’s vote; thus reducing corruption in senatorial elections. The fact of the matter is that instances of bribery and corruption pre-amendment were fewer and less prevalent than originally thought....   [tags: progressive movement, power, constitution]

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The Repeal Of Don 't Tell

- ... This statement plants a seed in the voters minds causing them to pay attention to their congressmen and politics. I have explained what Don 't Ask Don 't tell is and the significance of the legislation during that time period. Now I will explain the ethos of this article which is the credibility of the writer. We know where Mr. Owens stands on the subject of gays in the military, but it is important to know if he has the knowledge base, experience or even right to make the claims he has made....   [tags: Bill Clinton, President of the United States]

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Repeal The Affordable Care Act

- ... Hospitals are starting to shut down because they can no longer provide care for those who are uninsured and although they receive reimbursement it’s not enough to in order to keeps the hospital running. The purpose of the Medicaid expansion was suppose to lower the amount of patients coming in uninsured but since the state failed to expand, the hospitals can no longer provide services for low costs forcing them to shut down. If Congress was to repeal Obama Care it would put a burden on millions of American citizens....   [tags: Health care, Health insurance, Barack Obama]

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Repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell

- The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy is a major policy of the armed forces of the United States, and allows a number of people to serve their country. This policy restricts the United States armed forces from discovering gays, lesbians, and bisexuals. The ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy has, in a way, limited homosexuals from completely fulfilling their military duties by forcing them to serve in the military silent about their personal lives. The policy is a violation of equal rights, forces homosexuals to violate the military code of honor, and causes disputes among fellow soldiers and should be repealed....   [tags: Military Gay Rights]

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Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell

- Jene Newsome spent nine years in the Air Force as an aircraft armament system craftsman. Her service in the military was cut short when two police officers in Rapid City, South Dakota showed up to her home and witnessed her marriage license. The license did not contain the name of man next to Jenes, but rather another woman’s name. They reported her sexual orientation to that of a nearby military base. Action was then taken to discharge Mrs. Newsome from the Air force. During her service in the military she abided by this policy, she went married her current spouse in Iowa—where gay marriage is legal (Ross)....   [tags: Discrimination ]

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Repeal of the Estate Tax

- Repeal of the Estate Tax On June 9, 2000, 279 members of the House of Representatives wholeheartedly supported the repeal of the federal estate taxes. 136 members voted against the repeal, most of them being Democrats who where in support of reform, not abolition. Estate taxes yield roughly $30 billion dollars a year for the United States Government, also Federal estate taxes affect only about 2 percent of estates, which represents at most the top 5th percentile of families in this country (NYT-Krugman-6/14/00)....   [tags: Papers]

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Should New York State repeal the SAFE act?

- Should NYS repeal the SAFE Act. The Most opposed piece of legislation in state history. If you own a firearm in New York State you know about the secure ammunition and firearms enforcement act or SAFE act for short. What you may not know about it though is much more important. What most people don’t realize is that this law is under more opposition than any other law in the state’s history “As of 3/11/2013, we've had 127,715 people sign the petition!” (New York senator Kathleen Marchione). There are many explanations why....   [tags: legislation, firearms, law enforcement, crime]

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Should Victorian High Schools Repeal Vce Exams

- ... My second argument to consider is the uselessness of the VCE exams. A study conducted by Charles Rooney a member of the National Center for Fair and Open testing states that, "[More than 275 colleges and universities across the United States, acting on the belief that "test scores do not equal merit," do not use the SAT or the ACT to make admissions decisions about some part or all of their freshmen.]" What do these exams prove except that they are educationally an injustice. However, I believe the truest form of assessment comes from the classroom teachers who guide the students and their learning....   [tags: High school, Education, Academic term, Teacher]

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High School Should Repeal Vce Exams

- Victorian High Schools Should Repeal VCE Exams High school students face a stressful and strenuous time and are challenged by the vigorous preparation for VCE exams. The ‘do or die’ VCE exams students face is a crisis time for them, instead of thinking about their graduation. Expecting students to take these exams is unfair due to its numerous reasons of unfairness and should not take place. The Victorian school board should repeal these exams. Students do not learn in the same way, they are individuals....   [tags: High school, Education, Academic term, Teacher]

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Repeal Abortion Laws Now

- Repeal Abortion Laws Now Why do the abortion laws stay on the books. One reason is the apparent inability or unwillingness of those who advocate population limitation to see the connection. (This does not apply to Planned Parenthood-World Population, which in November, 1968, passed resolutions calling for repeal of the abortion laws in support of its declared policy of voluntary parenthood.) By 1968, almost all the major religious groups in the United States except the Roman Catholic Church were on record in favor of abortion-law reform or repeal....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]

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The Failure of the Prohibition Act of 1920

- In 1919 the Constitution of the United States issued the 18th amendment, enforced into law as the National Prohibition Act of 1920. Prohibition is the banning of the manufacture, sale, and possession of alcohol, including beer and wine. This amendment was repealed with the passing of the 21st amendment to the constitution, allowing the possession of alcohol in the United States. In the City of Washington on Monday, December 5th, 1932 the 21st amendment document included the reestablished rights of the citizens restricted by the 18th amendment....   [tags: alcohol, crime, repeal]

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The Debate Over Health Care Policy

- The purpose of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) or “Obamacare” was enacted with goals of increasing the quality of healthcare for all American citizens. With lowering the uninsured rate for individuals an expansion of public and private insurance coverage was instilled (Jacobs, 2014). This law requires insurance companies to cover individuals through exchanges that ultimately increase coverage and affordability. No applicant can be denied which means all Americans will have coverage of some type or another....   [tags: marketplace, insurance, repeal]

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Bill Repealing Aquatic Invasive Species Prevention Program Requirements

- I write to you in regards to H.F.N. 184, Representative Drazkowski’s bill repealing aquatic invasive species prevention program requirements. This law was preemptively repealed three months before implementation, and it intended to distribute information stickers and education courses widely among Minnesotans and visitors to our state. I represent the millennial generation of Minnesotans concerned with the future conservation our lands and waters. Years of DNR watercraft inspector internships gives me on-the-ground knowledge from interviewing key stakeholders, including thousands of watercraft owners, dozens of law enforcement officers, multiple lake service providers, marinas, and colleague...   [tags: Policy, Implementation, Generation Y, Repeal]

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Prohibition and Repeal 18th & 21st Amendments

- Prohibition Prohibition was the eighteenth amendment. It prohibited the production and consumption of alcoholic beverages. People would have never thought of “excoriating” alcohol until the 19th century (Tyrrell 16). During this time widespread crime and dismay arose. Some beneficial things did come out of this period of chaos such as women were able to prove themselves as people their temperance movements. During this time many things happened that led to Prohibition’s strongest point and to its fall....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Should Congress Repeal the Private Express Statutes?

- In July 2009, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) listed the budget of the United States Postal Service as “high risk” and recommended oversight from Congress and the Executive Branch. Specifically, the GAO stated that “Amid challenging economic conditions and a changing business environment, USPS is facing a deteriorating financial situation in which it does not expect to cover its expenses and financial obligations in fiscal years 2009 and 2010” (“Restructuring”, 2009, pg. 1). The GAO claimed that the mail volume in 2009 would likely decrease by about 28 billion as compared to 2008 and that the USPS would likely see declining volumes for the next five years (“Restructuring”, 2009, p...   [tags: US Postal Service]

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Does History Repeat Itself?

- ... But with keeping their religion came consequences. The Christians had to pay a higher tax than the muslims. The Christians were not given equal rights, and had very little political rights. Although being given harder obstacles than muslims, the Armenians strived. They were wealthier and more successful than the muslims. As a result, the Ottomans began to resent the Armenians and also became suspicious. They believed that if it came down to it, the Armenians would help out another Christian nation, rather than helping out the Ottomans....   [tags: genocide, ottoman empire, darfur]

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Repeat Entrepreneurs

- Introduction This paper will examine whether repeat entrepreneurs search for opportunities differently than entrepreneurs who found only one company. Before examining the case for or against this theory, a brief discussion what makes up an entrepreneur opens this paper. From there it moves into a brief discussion of Howard Stevenson and his importance within the field of study of entrepreneurism. Then the focus turns to a case for or against whether repeat entrepreneurs search for opportunities differently than entrepreneurs who found only one company....   [tags: founding multiple companies, business]

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Female And Female Personnel With Repeat Infection

- ... Army. Another possibility is that region of birth is a key determinant of gonorrhoea incidence, but not for repeat gonorrhoea infection. Therefore, other behavioural, biological and socio-cultural factors, not analysed in this study may influence the risk of repeat infection among women. For instance, Newman and Berman (2008) reported that population-level determinants of health such as sexual network characteristics and not individual behavioural risk factors contribute to the risk of gonorrhoea infection in the south....   [tags: United States Army, Soldier, Army, Epidemiology]

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The Three Strikes Law Repeat Felony Offenders Penalties

- The Initiative I have chosen to talk about is the Three Strikes Law Repeat Felony Offenders Penalties, Proposition 36. This proposition was introduced on the November 6, 2012 ballot as an initiated state stature, where it was approved with a 69.30% standing in the state of CA. This proposition was set up to modify the elements in California’s “Three Strikes” Law, which was approved by the state’s voters in 1994 through proposition 184. There are 24 other states that have some form of the Three Strike type law in effect as of today....   [tags: proposition 36, sentences, offence]

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Three Strikes: Harsher Sentencing of Repeat Felony Offender

- Between 1993 and 1995, twenty four states enacted three strikes sentencing policy which calls for much harsher sentencing of repeat felony offender. Most sentences for these repeat offender called for a minimum punishment of a life sentence with possibility of release until twenty five years have been served (1 Marvell, Moody 89). These laws where created to target and punish what lawmakers believed to be the small percentage of criminals that where committing the majority of serious crimes such as murder, rape, kidnaping, aggravated robbery, aggravated assault, and sexual abuse....   [tags: felony, justice, sentencing]

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How Three Strikes Laws For Repeat Criminal Offenders

- On an everyday basis, how three strikes law is affecting people in New Mexico. Three Strikes law is one of the most modernized laws in the criminal justice system of the United States, where it has been created in the efforts to reduce and prevent crimes in the states especially for require sentencing laws for repeat criminal offenders. In 2003, there are more than half of the states in the United States has adopted the three strikes law; in addition, law is raised when criminals have committed their third felonies....   [tags: Crime, Criminal justice, Criminology]

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Tougher Incarceration Sentences Deter Repeat Offending For Women

- ... Before we even started conducting our surveys we made sure to give the women a long consent form for them to read and sign. In front of the survey was a sheet of instructions that asked the women to answer the questions to the best of their ability. The instructions also stated that, if they wanted their names to be apart of the final analysis, they could give it to us, or they could stay anonymous. Analysis We tended to get positive results when answering our research question. Over 95% of the women said that with the way they were treated in prison, they would not repeat the same offense again....   [tags: Prison, Recidivism, Research, Validity]

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Science will Never Reveal all the Secrets in the Universe

- Science is the effort to discover and increase human understanding of how physical reality works. Through various experiments, many scientific theories have been established and every day new theories are developed. Old theories are replaced by new ones, which are more accurate. For example, years ago, the earth was considered to be flat, then spherical, and now ellipsoid. Who knows what theory will come next - cubical or pyramidal earth. Just like a baby turns into an adult in a few years, the same way science has also progressed and according to me it is still in its teenage....   [tags: science,]

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William Golding´s Lord of the Flies: A Look at the Evil of Man through the Christian Lens

- Woe Soyinka, a Nigerian writer, once said “Well, some people say I'm pessimistic because I recognize the eternal cycle of evil. All I say is, look at the history of mankind right up to this moment and what do you find?” Essentially, Soyinka is saying that it is mankind’s inevitable fate to repeat its past due to the endless existence of evil. Soyinka’s ideas are echoed in William Golding’s Lord of the Flies. In the novel, a group of well-behaved British boys are stranded on an island. In time, the boys’ natural savage instincts are revealed....   [tags: evil, imagery, repear, mistakes]

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why parrot repeat

- Why Parrots Repeat A long, long time ago before human even roamed the earth animals here alone. There were all different types of them, from big to small, fat to skinny and brave to cowardly. There were also groups of animals, based upon there personalities just like us today. The way that you look made no difference, just the way you acted. For example, the lions were very brave and loyal and the turtles were cowardly and shy. Then there were the parrots. They were also like the turtles because they were cowardly but not shy....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Chemical Castration for Repeat Sex Offenders

- Chemical Castration for Repeat Sex Offenders Child molestation and sexual assault is an ever growing problem in the United States today, but an even bigger problem is that these pedophiles are being released after only serving as little as one quarter of their sentence. In California alone (at the time the bill was first passed), there was an estimated 680 individuals on parole for molestation and other sexual assaults including sodomy by force with a victim under the age of thirteen as well as child molestation with foreign objects....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers]

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Removing Criminals from the Streets: Three Strikes Laws

- In the wake of the “get tough on crime movement,” several states have adopted extremely stringent sentencing requirements for repeat offenders. Local, state, and federal leaders claim that these laws help prevent crime through deterrence while removing potential dangerous offenders from the streets. While this removes deviants from the streets, it also may result in disproportionate punishment for an otherwise minor crime. This paper seeks to analyze the three strikes law and determine its effectiveness in recidivism and new crimes (Eastvedt, 2008)....   [tags: crime movement, repeat offenders]

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Does Fiction Reveal Truth? Good Form by Tim O'brien

- Does Fiction Reveal Truth. “Artists use lies to tell the truth” (V for Vendetta). This passage can be related to all storytelling, whether it is in movies, poems or novels- authors and creators of such a story use certain lies to tell the truth. No matter how great the truth my sound to one person, that same story could be irrelevant to others, making it not enjoyable to watch or read. When a reader picks up a book, does the story give a vague description of what occurred. Or does the author give minute details on every page....   [tags: guilt, movies, poems]

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Those Who Fail to Learn From History are Doomed to Repeat It

- Those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it. Layoffs, stock market meltdowns, foreclosures were the buzzwords of the day in the 1930's and are now our everyday realities. The 1930's were one of the most difficult periods in American history. Millions suffered hardships and lost almost everything they owned. In 1932, when Franklin D. Roosevelt (FDR) took the presidential oath of office, the nation's banking, credit, and industrial systems were in a state of collapse. President Roosevelt proposed a “New Deal”, that if successful, would effectively stabilize the economy and end the country's depression....   [tags: Economics]

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Lucy vs. Mina: Opposites Reveal Truth about Human Mentality

- Placing two opposite people in the same exact situation can reveal truth about how the human mind works. Differing personalities, decisions made, and impulses of each person influence their destiny. The use of the characters Lucy Westerna and Mina Harker in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, give insight into how certain types of humans think and how decisions they make determine their future. Lucy and Mina have such different views and reactions when placed in an uncertain situation such as being bit by a vampire....   [tags: Character Analysis ]

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We MUST Keep Repeat Offenders in Jail

- We MUST Keep Repeat Offenders in Jail      Why do killers, rapists, and child molesters go free. A large portion of early release prisoners commit serious crimes after being released. In fact, "in a three year follow-up of 108,850 state prisoners released in 1983 from institutions in 11 states, within three years sixty percent of violent crime offenders were re-arrested. More than half of those charged with violent crimes were discharged within two years."(from Truth In Sentencing by James Wooton)....   [tags: Sentencing Argument Argumentative]

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The Use of Capital Punishment to Eliminate Repeat Offenders

- The Use of Capital Punishment to Eliminate Repeat Offenders Capital punishment is the only way to eliminate repeat offenders, to deter potential murderers and is the ultimate retribution. “When I think of all the sweet, innocent people who suffer extreme pain and who die every day in this country, then the outpouring of sympathy for cold-blooded killers enrages me. Where is your sympathy for the good, the kind and the innocent. This fixation on murderers is a sickness, a putrefaction of the soul....   [tags: Papers]

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The Odyssey Homer characterizes the Kyklops in such a way as to reveal

- The Odyssey Homer characterizes the Kyklops in such a way as to reveal the birth of Odysseus’s well profound strengths as well as his inability to exercise restraint.In this essay I will analyze the significance of the one eyed Kyklops The Odyssey Homer characterizes the Kyklops in such a way as to reveal the birth of Odysseus’s well profound strengths as well as his inability to exercise restraint. In this essay I will analyze the significance of the one eyed Kyklops Polyphemos as an attempt to study Homer’s characterizing of the main character Odysseus....   [tags: Classics]

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How does the language and stage directions of this section reveal the

- How does the language and stage directions of this section reveal the tensions between the two characters. How does the language and stage directions of this section reveal the tensions between the two characters. How far does the section prepare the audience for what is about to happen. From the opening stage directions you get a very clear indication of what Miller is trying to show about Eddie. His flat is described as clean, sparse and homely. The use of a phone box in the set is relevant as the audience can expect it to be used in an important way in the future....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Reveal of Society in 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding

- The Reveal of Society in 'Lord of the Flies' by William Golding What is Golding telling us about society in Lord of the Flies. William Golding is trying to show savagery through the children in this novel. He is telling us that anybody could have a savage side to themselves and it is how you control the savagery in yourself. In the first few chapters, the first point made is that there is a sense of normality and civility in the beginning that is occurring. Firstly the boys make one of the first rules which is to call assemblies with the conch and whoever is holding the conch can speak without interruption, ‘We can use this to call the others....   [tags: Papers]

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Characters that Reveal the Whole of Reality in Famous Literary Works by Sophocles, Kalidasa, and Shakespeare

- Characters that Reveal the Whole of Reality in Famous Literary Works by Sophocles, Kalidasa, and Shakespeare In Sophocles' Oedipus the King, Kalidasa's Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection, and Shakespeare's King Lear, there are characters that help the hypothetical figure see the "whole of reality". In Oedipus the King the characters Jocasta and Tiresias allow Oedipus realize his tragic flaw. The same can be said of Kent in King Lear. Also, in Sakuntala and the Ring of Recollection the ring that was given to Sakuntala is the catalyst that allowed King Dusyanta realize that Sakuntala was indeed his wife....   [tags: Papers]

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Irony, Symbolism, and Imagery Reveal the Emptiness of War in One Hundred Years of Solitude

- Irony, Symbolism, and Imagery Reveal the Emptiness of War in One Hundred Years of Solitude While most scholars have agreed that war is a real and significant part of human history, these same scholars have yet not reached a consensus on the characteristics of war. History books often lean toward glorifying war with stories of soldiers dying for their honor and homeland; novels, on the other hand, tend to point out the emptiness of war with stories of soldiers losing their youth and contact with the world....   [tags: One Hundred Years Solitude]

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What do Thomas Hardy's short stories reveal about his society?

- What do Thomas Hardy's short stories reveal about his society. Thomas Hardy was born 1840 and died 1924. He composed most of his writings between 1871 and 1912. From 1912 till death he wrote poetry. Hardy enjoyed writing short stories because he had realised that with the pressures and busy lifestyles of modern day life there was little time to sit down and read a novel. One difficulty of a short story is that it can't give in depth character analyses but they can gradually allow someone to make their own analyses judging by Hardy's content in his stories....   [tags: English Literature]

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The Disparity In Sentencing Amongst Minorities In Prison

- Although some say the high disparity of minority to white prison sentences is due to repeat offenses by second and third time offenders, the disparity in the population between black and white Americans in the U.S. doesn't support the fact there are more minorities than whites in American prisons. The make- up of judges, juries and law enforcement officials in the judicial system are a factor. The high disparity amongst minorities in prison is due to the societal issues such as racial discrimination, racial inequality of lawmakers in the court system, and presumptive sentencing guidelines....   [tags: Prison Sentences, Repeat Offenses, Jail Time]

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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder or OCD for short, has affected numerous people; one being Jeff Bell, the author of the book Rewind, Replay, Repeat: A memoir of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. This book has much insight on OCD and touches many interesting facts that some people would never know prior to reading. Rewind, Replay, Repeat is a book written from the author, Jeff Bell’s, point of view. The book is a reflection of Bell’s life and how he has coped while living with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder....   [tags: Rewind, Replay, Repeat]

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Reveal, Don’t Conceal

- According to many scholars, Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain is the quintessence of American literature that satirizes southern romanticism, slavery, and religion. From the time it was written, to present day, Huckleberry Finn has been a very controversial novel. Most recently, it has been proposed to censor Twain’s use of “nigger” and “Injun” to describe African-American slaves and Native Americans. In addition, many scholars believe that the work is too mature for high school students and should be taught at a college level....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Recidivism or Repeat Offendors of Crime is Too High

- Recidivism is the synonym for relapse. It is the act of a person repeating a crime after they have either experienced negative consequences from the offense, or after they have been treated for the crime. Recidivism is an important factor when it comes to the following community based correction vocabulary terms: Incapacitation, which is the prevention of crime by removing the offender from society, specific deterrence, the term used when a sanction stops people from committing future crimes similar in nature, and rehabilitation, the process that seeks to restore a patient to their previous state of mental and physical health....   [tags: prison, rehabilitation, punishment]

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History Can Repeat Itself: Solving the Foreclosure Crisis

- The phrase “history repeats itself” is typically referenced with a negative connotation; but why can’t the positive decisions made in history also be repeated. If the bad repeats, why not the good. In the 1930s, when President Franklin Roosevelt took office after the Depression, he began instituting new programs under the name of the “New Deal”. These programs, nicknamed “Alphabet Soup” helped create jobs, expand the American economy and pull the country out of the despair into which it had fallen....   [tags: Foreclosures, ]

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Patent Quality and Settlement Among Repeat Patent

- Professor Damien Geradin, from the Tilburg Law and Economics Center, says that patent trolls “are said to litigate frequently and for low-quality, “junk” patents, so we might be able to identify these firms through the assessment of patent quality measures” (Geradin 91). Like with the case of E-Data who filed suit against IBM. IBM had hundreds of e-commerce patents to protect their online business ventures. However, E-Data only needed one broadly interpreted patent to sue IBM for hundreds of millions of dollars....   [tags: e data, patents reform, ibm ]

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How Alcohol Prohibition Was Ended

- You saved the very foundation of our Government. No man can tell where we would have gone, or to what we would have fallen, had not this repeal been brought about. -Letter to the VCL, 1933 This is a story about a small, remarkable group of lawyers who took it upon themselves, as a self- appointed committee, to propel a revolution in a drug policy: the repeal of the 18th Amendment. In 1927, nine prominent New York lawyers associated themselves under the intentionally-bland name, "Voluntary Committee of Lawyers," declaring as their purpose " to preserve the spirit of the Constitution of the United States [by] bring[ing] about the repeal of the so-called Volstead Ac...   [tags: essays research papers]

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The United States And The Civil War

- ... President Barack Obama used his campaign platform as a window of opportunity. Once he began to get public support the House and Senate were forced to reevaluate the bill. Since the original act was created as a compromise, the public and the president felt it was time to create a permanent solution. According to Dr. Christopher Neff, the citizens of America were never 100% satisfied with the policy. If the previous president (Bush) tried to set the agenda to repeal this bill, it probably wouldn 't have passed due to the lack of support....   [tags: Democratic Party, President of the United States]

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Lets Foil: The Use of Foil Characters to Reveal Personality Depth in Hamlet by Shakespeare

- Lets Foil In the play Hamlet written by William Shakespeare, the character Hamlet is a multi-dimensional character with multiple personalities that give the play a greater depth and perspective. Through his monologues and soliloquies, many different personalities of Hamlet are exposed, including his three basic contrasting personalities: clear-minded vs. troubled, action vs. inaction, and obedience/innocence vs. revenge. Throughout the story, both contrasting personalities are depicted by both Hamlet himself and other similar foil characters who are in similar circumstances but react in drastically different ways....   [tags: clarity, revenge, obedience]

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What the Two Proposals in "Pride and Prejudice" Reveal About Marriage in that Culture

- ‘Pride and Prejudice’ is a novel fixated on marriage: throughout, all the ‘action’ occurs within scenes devoted to either the talk of marriage or actual proposals. This cannot be expounded more than within the very first line: ‘It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife’. Here, at the beginning of the novel, a definite, though somewhat sarcastic, statement introduces the main theme of the novel – marriage- and, possibly more importantly, not love....   [tags: Proposals, marriage, Pride and Prejudice, Jane Aus]

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Comparative Mythology: What Similarities and Differences Between Mythos Reveal of the Human Mind

- The Greeks and the Norse are the two sectors of humanity most well known for their mythologies. Both countries have vastly different climates, the Greek were flourishing with their fertile Mediterranean soil and during the country’s prime it was considered a paradisical society. The Norse, however, were stuck with frigid stubborn land and short growing seasons. This is reflected in both mythologies as Greek Mythology, while still explaining heavy subjects such as death and illness, had a much more cheery feel compared to the constantly brooding Norse Gods....   [tags: Greek and Norse mythologies]

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How Poets Reveal their Ideas and Feelings about Other Cultures

- Culture. What is culture. People think of culture in different ways but it is the culture inside them which makes them unique. Culture is what gives a person their very own identity. This diversity is what makes everybody different. There are two sides to culture. On one side it unites and unifies people but on the other it separates and deviates people. Many poets have explored these issues. Poets like John Agard in Half-Caste explore on how cultured separated him from other children whilst in his child hood....   [tags: poetry, culture,]

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What Self-Criticism May Reveal: The Survival of the Cuban Government

- Criticism is not only difficult to receive, but is often unsolicited. Self-criticism can be even more difficult, but it can be highly revealing of one’s own flaws. Governments, especially those controlled by a bureaucratic-authoritarian state, will often view criticism of the state as a direct threat to their rule. In Cuba, as well as much of Latin America, filmmakers such as Tomas Gutiérrez Alea found themselves drawn to the problems of neocolonialism and cultural identity. From this collective movement, the New Latin American Cinema emerged....   [tags: government, bureaucratic-authoritarian state]

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LGBT Protecting Your Freedom

- After winning his election in 1992 President Clinton proposed that he would create a way to allow homosexuals to actively serve in the military. After his inauguration in 1993 the president signed a piece of legislation concerning homosexuality in the armed forces. This policy was referred to as “Don’t ask, Don’t Tell”, the legislation stated that to demonstrate or engage in any homosexual activity would be against all good morals and discipline in the military. The policy created said that, A Service member may also be separated if he or she states that he or she is a homosexual or bisexual, or words to that effect....   [tags: Don’t ask, Don’t Tell, same sex, sexuality]

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Don't Ask, Don't Tell

- ... (Klapper) This would also place into effect the law that military personnel could not be asked about their orientation throughout the enlistment process. (Klapper) Lastly, if there were a presumption made about any member of the military being gay, they would have a chance to deny the presumption. (Klapper) This was a major step in the right direction, because prior to this law there was an absolute ban on gays in the military. However, as years passed, the views of Americans on homosexuals had changed, and in 2010 Clinton said he regretted the policy....   [tags: gays in the military]

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Sexual Orientation Discrimination Ban in the Military

- In September 2011, the United States lifted the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy, which restricted gay, lesbian, and bisexuals from openly serving in the military. This was the first time in American history in which people of every sexual orientation could serve openly (“11 Facts About,” n.d.). This was a momentous occasion for some and not so much for others. Those that have served in the military years were products of the Former President Bill Clinton’s 1993 “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. Many soldiers in the military today were privates or lieutenants and had this policy ingrained into them from their first day of military service....   [tags: Armed Forces, Gay]

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How Barack Obama has Impacted America

- ... Obama says, "No longer will tens of thousands of Americans in uniform be asked to live a lie, or look over their shoulder in order to serve the country that they love.("Obama signs Repeal")". The signing ceremony was a breakthrough moment for the nations gay community and also it made the gay community involved in the military appreciate Obama("Obama Signs Repeal"). Obama couldn't be prouder to repeal the 'don't ask, don't tell" act."I say to all Americans, gay or straight, who want nothing more than to defend this country in uniform, your country needs you, your country wants you, and we will be honored to welcome you into the ranks of the finest military the world has ever known"(Obama...   [tags: firts African-American president]

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The Doctrine Of Parliamentary Supremacy

- SUMMATIVE COURSEWORK - TERM I TOPIC QUESTION: It used to be thought that the doctrine of parliamentary supremacy means that Parliament cannot bind its successor. Is this still an accurate description of the position of Parliament under the UK Constitution. 'The real point is whether a government can, in law, make it difficult for a future Parliament to amend or repeal the legislation it has passed; in [the Committee 's] view it cannot. Our conclusion therefore is straightforward—that an Act of Parliament applies until it is repealed....   [tags: European Union, United Kingdom, Legislature]

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The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA)

- The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) is a controversial law in the past as it is now in the present. I chose to write about this law because the concept of gay marriage is being liberally accepted today compared to its heavy intolerance in the past. Today, countless couples are trying to marry yet must face obstacles such as DOMA that hinders their freedom to marry. I, myself, is an advocate for same-sex marriage and learning more about DOMA lets me see what these same-sex couples go through. In this paper, I will discuss the origins of the DOMA, what it encompasses, what the effects are today and in the future, how DOMA affects me, and how DOMA affects Guam....   [tags: freedom , law, homosexuality, LGBT, Guam, US]

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Regulate Marijuana Like Wine

- The debate over the prohibition of marijuana has been ongoing for years, but with 16 states and D.C. now declaring medicinal marijuana legal, the tides are turning. Recently, California has put into action a new act titled The Regulate Marijuana Like Wine Act of 2012 to be voted on in the next election season. Marijuana reform has become such a wide debate for many reasons, including personal freedoms, medicinal benefits, and states’ rights. The federal government has had possession of cannabis outlawed since 1937 after every state had made the same decision, so across the land marijuana was illegal....   [tags: Illicit Drugs]

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The Act That Ignited the Revolution

- Prior to gaining its independence, America endured various controlling methods brought on by the Crown that were focused on directly benefiting Britain, rather than Britain providing much-needed support and assistance to the colonists attempting to settle the new rugged land. While attempts to control every aspect of daily life in the colonies was nothing new, the most critical and obviously selfish move was The Stamp Act of 1775 (Tindall & Shi, 2010). This tax, proposed by Chief Minister of Britain, George Grenville, and enforced by King George III, was the first law or tax passed without allowing any voice or opportunity for repeal from the colonists....   [tags: American History]

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Public Law

- Public Law Assume the following facts. The Labour government elected in 1997 was committed to the creation of regional assemblies- a policy that was strongly opposed by the Conservative Party. A Lancashire assembly was created by the enactment of the Lancashire Assembly Act 2001. At the general election of May 2005 the Conservative party was retuned to power with a small majority of seats in the House of Commons over the combined opposition parties....   [tags: Papers]

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The Second Amendment - The Right To Bear Arms

- The Second Amendment Few issues incite americans more than the issue of rising crime and violence. This problem can easily be linked to the availability of guns."The debate over whether guns are a hallowed tradition and a right guaranteed by the Second Ammendment of the U.S.constitution or whether they are a fearful danger contributing to crime and violence." ("gun control") Due to the outbreak of violence in our society, some people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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The Success of Sir Robert Peel’s Irish Policy

- The Success of Sir Robert Peel’s Irish Policy Sir Robert Peel’s strong-nerved and far-sighted approach to Ireland’s social discontent demonstrated all the best attributes of the innovative politician that he was. However, the minimal effect felt by Irish people highlights the eventually fatal inefficiency of his leadership. Peel’s policies were largely based on the principle of “coercion and conciliation”: at first he took an authoritarian stance, and only later looked to be persuasively appeasing....   [tags: Papers]

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Nationalism in Ireland During the Nineteenth Century

- Nationalism in Ireland During the Nineteenth Century After the Act of Union in 1801 the fate of the Irish people was in the hands of British M.P.s. They ruled the majority in Parliament and were making all of the decisions without much regard for the opinion from the people of Ireland. In order for the voices of the Irish people to be heard there would have to be a new nationalist approach to dealing with the British Parliament. Leaders such as Daniel O'Connell and Charles Parnell revolutionized strategies of approaching government....   [tags: Papers]

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Public Law

- Public Law Prime facie, this case would seem to be a simple matter regarding the Weights and Measures Act 1985[1]. However, the defence brings into their argument, important issues concerning legislative supremacy. There is a distinct element of constitutional significance to this case and this is evident from the fact that Lord Justice Law’s judgement devotes a substantial amount of direction on the issue of implied repeal and the entrenchment of community law. It is important to look at the facts of this case and they are fairly simple....   [tags: Papers]

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The Reward Of Capital Punishment

- Incentive of Capital Punishment Introduction and Background Ted Bundy—serial killer, kidnapper, rapist and necrophile—murdered to 36 or more victims. What is the proper punishment for criminals of this degree. Some would say death is a suitable punishment for these criminals. The acceptance of the death penalty has been questioned for numerous years, and has recently been questioned in Nebraska. On May 27th of this year, Nebraska lawmakers overrode Governor Pete Rickett’s veto to repeal the death penalty....   [tags: Capital punishment, Murder, Prison, Penology]

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Preferential Tax Treatment Of Capital Gains And Dividend Income

- ... Investing in stocks necessitates a degree of risk and the preferential tax treatment of capital income may provide an incentive to invest in U.S. companies (Fink, 2008). Deficit Reduction Would a repeal of the capital gains tax rates truly raise revenue. Is it fair for investors, who have made sacrifices to save their after-tax dollars, to incur additional taxation on their investment income while the government continues to recklessly spend. Auten, Burman & Randolph (1989) assessed the economic evidence on capital gains taxation and determined that the existing information was so imprecise that they couldn’t determine if the past changes in the taxation of capital gains raised or lost r...   [tags: Tax, Taxation, Progressive tax]

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War : The Great Arsenal Of Democracy

- ... At one point between Africa and Brazil the distance is less than from Washington to Denver, Colorado-five hours for the latest type of bomber. And at the North end of the Pacific Ocean America and Asia almost touch each other ....” (Roosevelt 266) This is another clear use of the fear appeal in combination with the statistical approach. He uses geographical information and statistics to validate the fear he is inciting. Roosevelt also responded to the idea that the Axis powers had no interest in America but they made clear by their desire for world control....   [tags: Franklin D. Roosevelt, United States]

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The Avancement of the Cause of Irish Catholics and Nationalist Leaders in the Years 1801 - 1921

- The Avancement of the Cause of Irish Catholics and Nationalist Leaders in the Years 1801 - 1921 In 1801, the Act of Union between Britain and Ireland saw the closing of Irish Parliament and was therefore routinely denounced by all manner of Irish nationalists. Much of Ireland was owned by absentee protestant ascendancy landlords, which caused a lot of bad feeling among the ordinary Irish people who worked on the land and had to pay extortionate rents for the land they worked on, often to be thrown off without compensation....   [tags: Papers]

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Argumentative Essay: Gun Control Violates the Second Amendment

- Few issues incite americans more than the issue of rising crime and violence. This problem can easily be linked to the availability of guns."The debate over whether guns are a hallowed tradition and a right guaranteed by the Second Ammendment of the U.S.constitution or whether they are a fearful danger contributing to crime and violence." ("gun control") Due to the outbreak of violence in our society, some people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem. These people feel that repealing the Second Ammendment would solve the problem....   [tags: Constituton Bill Rights Right To Bear Arms]

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The Life and Successes of Benjamin Franklin

- In 1723, because of dissension with his half-brother, Franklin moved to Philadelphia, where he obtained employment as a printer. He spent only a year there and then sailed to London for 2 more years. Back in Philadelphia, he rose rapidly in the printing industry. He published The Pennsylvania Gazette (1730-48), which had been founded by another man in 1728, but his most successful literary venture was the annual Poor Richard 's Almanac (1733-58). It won a popularity in the colonies second only to the Bible, and its fame eventually spread to Europe....   [tags: congress, colonies, rights]

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The Corn Laws Debate

- The Corn Laws debate was very controversial during the Industrial Revolution, because at that time there was the transition from what it was the mercantilism era to the liberal ideas and views towards the economy structure. The Corn Laws issue was that it had restricted agricultural imports (Cohn, pp. 7). This law illustrates the conflict between mercantilism and liberal economic ideologies; unlike liberal economic views, the Corn Laws under mercantilism favored the large landowners while being based on power and wealth....   [tags: Liberal Economy, Mercantilism]

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Why Some Forms of Opposition Were More Successful than Others in the Period 1798-1921

- Why Some Forms of Opposition Were More Successful than Others in the Period 1798-1921 The Act of Union, 1801. Ireland was to be joined to Great Britain into a single kingdom, the Dublin parliament was to be abolished. Ireland was to be represented at Westminster (all were Anglicans), the Anglican Church was to be recognised as the official Church of Ireland, no Catholics were to be allowed to hold public office and there was to be no Catholic Emancipation. Immediately we can see from this that any form of opposition would be to destroy this act....   [tags: Papers]

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The NRA and AARP

- The NRA and AARP It is only natural that in today’s society of conflicting interests, people with similar interests and views have banned together to garner influence through their numbers. As James Madison noted in the Federalists Papers, like-minded people naturally aggregate together. Two of the most influential of such modern groups are the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP). Driven by the common interests of their supporters, each of these organizations has involved itself in government and society to become powerful voices in America. The National Rifle Association is a nonprofit...   [tags: Papers]

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The Compromise of 1850

- The Compromise of 1850 The Compromise of 1850 and Kansas-Nebraska Acts were very advantageous to the South. In both pieces of legislation the south gained things that would aid them in their campaign to expand slavery. The advantages the south included a stronger fugitive slave law, the possibility for slavery to exist in the remaining part of the Mexican Cession, the repeal of the Missouri Compromise, and the eventual plan to build the Southern Pacific Railroad. One item in the Compromise of 1850 was the provision for a stronger Fugitive Slave Law....   [tags: Papers]

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The Unbeatable War on Drugs

- Society’s view of drugs has vastly changed based on the sociological imagination of the times. Sociological imagination basically means that we are able to view ourselves as a part of one large group rather than individuals. Human’s behavior and attitude have evolved based on the social forces that have adjusted around them. This changing of ideas has been clearly apparent in the Americas and is a prime example of the prohibition of alcohol from 1920 to 1933. The illegality of alcohol provided the Mafia with an opportunity to produce liquor and therefore it had considerable control over those who wanted their alcohol and service....   [tags: benefits of legalization outweigh the negatives]

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The Policy Officer Position For The Chief Minister, Treasury And Economic Development Directorate ( Cmtedd )

- ... In my current role, I have prepared number of ministerial briefs and attended meeting with various stakeholders. Recently, I prepared a brief to the Minister seeking policy authority to make minor technical amendments to the NGERS regulations. The brief clearly articulated the proposed changes, why they were required, how they may impact stakeholders and details of any consultation. The brief was approved by the Minister without any changes. Regulatory changes were made in November 2015 with support from internal and external stakeholder....   [tags: Policy, Government, Renewable energy, Energy]

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The Nature of the Irish Nationalism was Changed by the Act of Union in 1800

- ... He opened large areas of official employment for Catholics such as the reorganisation of the police force in 1836 which enrolled many Catholics; Catholics began to be appointed to high offices in the Irish judiciary and the powers of the Orange order, an extremist protestant organisation, were curbed . Even though O’Connell failed to repeal the Act of Union as he intended to, the reforms that brought changes to the Irish question, which were due to O’Connell, for demising the Tory party through his emancipation Act and the Great Reform Act that gave him and the O’Connellites more power to concede to Irish reforms....   [tags: catholic emancipation act, reform, democracy]

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Not Hard Headed Enough: Why the United States Should Have Universal Helmet Laws

- What would happen if Ben Roethlisberger could no longer play football. The youngest ever quarterback to take his team to a Super Bowl championship almost came to that fate. “Big Ben,” as Roethlisberger is nicknamed, got lucky when he crashed his motorcycle into a car. In 2006, ESPN News announced that Roethlisberger sustained several facial fractures and a laceration to his head, but luckily did not sustain any brain damage, or worse, death. Roethlisberger was not wearing a helmet; he was riding in Pennsylvania: one of the twenty-seven states that only require some riders to wear a helmet (Pasquarelli)....   [tags: Driving Safety ]

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Different Ways That Jews Were Persecuted During Eastern And Western Europe

- The Jewish people have been discriminated against for much of Europe’s history. Pogroms, ghettos, and a culture separate from Christian society had been a part of their existence for centuries. The Enlightenment of the 16th and 17th centuries and its emphasis on concepts such as egalitarianism and individualism had a modernizing influence on Jewish culture. No longer could Jews be seen simply as Jews but as citizens of the states in which they resided. But in the aftermath of World War One and the rise of Nazism, anti-Semitic policies once again reared their ugly heads....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Antisemitism, Germany, Jews]

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