Progression for OUR Nation Freedom. Ladies and Gentlemen, that is what we had been striving for, for far too long while under Great Britain’s Monarchy. To be our own person, and not have any underlying consequence because of it. However, after we obtained said freedom and became independent from Great Britain, we have failed to have a properly balanced government that’ll make our nation strong. Let’s face it, The Articles of Confederation at first seemed like a grand idea with the proposition that states would have most of the power and providing less to the Federal government. Since the last thing we wanted was a Monarchy-esque type of government. Yet, it turned out to have numerous flaws that have slowly leaded this nation towards corruption and vulnerability to attacks. Economically, because of the fact that the government is not allowed to tax and each state, our nation is falling into debt. This is because of the fact that each state has its own form of currency, therefore having multiple separate economies at once. Not only that, but this has been hindering interstate commerce- a staple to keep our economy strong. In terms of protection, we stand out like sore thumb. In other words, have no form of common defense. Why you may ask? Well, The Articles of Confederation prevents the federal government from collecting taxes that is crucial in order to maintain or even have funds for a proper army or able to borrow money from other countries in out time of need. Thus, leaving us prone to invasions. Listen to me! We cannot go back under ruling, we MUST stand our ground but this cannot be possible if this new Constitution is not ratified. Take into account Shay’s Rebellion. That should be enough of a purpose to realize we need a strong government, something the Articles clearly aren’t providing. Crime wise we aren’t doing any better either. Since every state has a different set of federal laws, someone who commits a crime in one state and flees to another, cannot be charged there or even put on trial. Allowing criminals to walk away with no worries. There’s no safety, isn’t that what we want for ourselves and our children? Now let’s talk about us. Our liberty. You were promised the opportunity to finally be able to express our words and actions. Yet those promises were not kept, and are still pretty patchy throughout the states. Some have already established limitations on speech, assembly and even the rights given in courts. Is this what we fought so hard for? Restriction? I believe not, this is an audacity. There is a fine line between fair and taking…
U.S. History T/Th 11:10
Progression through trial U.S. History Tu/Th
As foreign population increased in the new world many settlers were anxious to begin a life in a new land. People pursued wealth, fortune, and freedoms of various kinds while expressing themselves in ways that might have been oppressed in their home lands. This land of opportunity provided these settlers a chance to onset their new lifestyles. A well documented and gradually…
Wealth of Nations 10/10/13
In Adam Smith's book, The Wealth of Nations, he aims to create a new understanding of economics. Smith writes largely against the mercantile system that existed at the time of writing, which is 1776. He gives a complicated but excellent account of an economic system based in human nature and deeply rooted social dynamics. The book has fact-heavy digressions, tables, and appendices that blend hard research with broad generalities, showing his commitment to give evidence…
Assignment #1: Contemporary Art Writing
Beat Nation: Art, Hip Hop and Aboriginal Culture
Under the preface of hip hop as activism and expression, Beat Nation speaks directly to the anger and negation of a history permanently altered and damaged by the Canadian Government’s Indian Act (a piece of statute that is still upheld today). The resulting works in the exhibition are about expression and knowing your rights, translating into mostly dense and poignant, some radically…
(Peterson, Paul E.). Foreign countries view the United States as a country of greed and laziness, and the youth of the nation are misunderstanding the issues within its borders. In a couple of years, the United States’ Federal Official, leaders, and money makers of the country will go into retirement. And when the high schoolers of today reach their position, they’re going to drag down the nation because of this involuntary degeneracy of knowledgeable students.
Arranging students’ instructional schedules…
Building a Nation
By Travis Regnier
The Victorian Era
The Victorian era of
reign over Britain from 20
June 1837 until her death, on 22 January 1901. It was a long period of peace, prosperity,
refined sensibilities and national selfconfidence for Britain.
The Victorian era had many effects on canadian culture. Fashion, architecture style,
religious ideas and technology.
Victorian fashion comprises the various fashions and trends in
British culture …
Why am I optimistic about our nations future? One of the biggest reasons I am optimistic
about our nations future is because in two years by turning eighteen my generation will have the
responsibility and opportunity to vote for the leaders, from Local to State Representatives, to the
president, my generation can vote for the leaders of our country. We have the chance to put the
best people possible in charge.
Now even though right now my generation might seem too immature to be part of that…
The Progression of Isolation
d, “We're all islands shouting lies to each other across seas of
misunderstanding.”In Elizabeth Brewster’s “Jamie”, Jamie’s perception of the people around
him starts with misunderstanding what they think, causing paranoia. As a result, he isolates
Confusion ensues when Jamie stops hearing the people around him . This eventually
leads to him making up voices of scorn and pity . Those who feel alienated may materialize…
Banning music for the purpose of enforcing morality is called Music Censorship. Banning or censorship of popular music began in early 40s to about the 70s with the progression of Rock and Roll and R&B. Music inspires a form of emotion that at a simple level helps to provide amusement and the power to cause major innovations in culture. Music’s influence frightens some individuals that are scared of the change to morals and attitudes. Censoring of music has made a form of expression banned. Some…
Dear Gloria Negrete McLeod,
As we know, the United States Army Corps’ has started wasteful construction projects that degrade wetland for our black bears in the South. Everyone has said that deforestation is bad and it hurts animals which is correct. I read an article saying that the U.S. Army Corps’ has taken wetland from black bears now, if you look back, deforestation is destroying an animal’s habitat and by the Army taking the wetland isn’t that the same?
There is an act called the Water…