Colonial America was a diverse hodge-podge of religious communities. The Quakers had been given Pennsylvania by William Penn, whose father had held ties with the … the duties expected of them as Quakers and pacifists. For example, the Quakers initially wanted to respect the human rights of the Native Americans, but as the American colonies were not united in this view. The Virginia House of Burgesses, dominated by Anglicans, wanted to abjure the treaty between the Crown … united in this view. The Virginia House of Burgesses, dominated by Anglicans, wanted to abjure the treaty between the Crown and the Native Americans: Virginia land owners wanted to push further West and expand their territory (Holton). Thus, there was a clear distinction between what the Anglican … other religions in Pennsylvania. Catholics for the most part were the only religious community not tolerated by the Protestant communities in the early American……
Fantel, Hans. William Penn: Apostle of Dissent. NY: William Morrow & Co., 1974.
Graham, Michael. "Posish Plots: Protestant Fears in Early Colonial Maryland, 1676-1689." The Catholic historical review 79.2 (1993): 197-216.
Holton, W. Forced Founders: Indians, Debtors, Slaves, and the Making of the American Revolution in Virginia. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
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Captain America: The First Avenger
Camera angles determine how an audience interacts with a character in a film they are watching. This makes shot angles … the kinds of cameras employed in the film are important since scenes are shot with different cameras and then edited together. In Captain America: The First Avenger, the emphasis is on the key viewpoints and elements so as to inspire different emotions in the audience. It is … increases in size. It is evident from the production that special effects have been used to thin the character (Johnson). Further, as Captain America, Rodgers actions are highlighted mainly by the use of creative camera angles. The action takes place over a long period of time and ……
Captain America: The First Avenger. Directed by Joe Johnston, Paramount Pictures, July 19 2011.
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Hospital Corporation of America
Hospital Corporation of America (HCA) is not only one of the country’s largest hospital companies, but it also happens to be one of the most notable healthcare … to clients from other races.
Griffin, R. (2007). Fundamentals of Management (5th ed.). New York, NY: Houghton Mifflin Company.
Hospital Corporation of America - HCA……
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Yahoo Finance (2019). HCA Healthcare, Inc. (HCA). Retrieved from https://finance.yahoo.com/quote/HCA/profile?p=HCA
Gangs in America have formed the subject of a large number of research works, thereby becoming a growth sector (Sanchez-Jankowski, 2003). The definition of the term ……
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… been individuals and organizations seeking to exploit imbalances within systems, and democracy as a form of government is not without its limitations. In America, the conflict between democracy as a form of government (best exercised at the local level—i.e., at the state level) and authoritarianism or centralized … benefits the principals and their agents—companies like Boeing and Blackrock.
After all, those are the nations of the world today. There is no America. There is only Boeing, Exxon, Amazon, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Apple and a handful of others. They are the nations of the world today. … principals and agents of business. “Free society” is essentially something of a canard as well, but all things relative one could argue that Americans are freer than, say, Chinese. But in short order, one will find it hard to distinguish between the two societies, especially if people … Gates get their way and……
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...America Socialization into Militarization
Life definitely seems a lot more militarized now that social distancing norms have become common place and the National Guard is doing its part to make sure people are adhering to stay at home orders. All the workers at the grocery store are now wearing masks (even though they were not two months ago—so it does not make sense why all of a sudden now it is important that they all wear masks as though it is somehow keeping everyone safer or as though the mask itself was a threat to the virus and the virus was going to back away because it saw a mask). The ridiculousness with which people are simply obeying all these insane rules and orders looks very much to me like how a truly militarized nation would act. Orders come, they are not questioned, and no one says anything. Of course, if……
Farberov, S. (2020). Moment Idaho mom arrested. Retrieved from https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8245221/Idaho-mom-arrested-protesting-coronavirus-lockdown-closed-playground.html
WDRB. (2020). Louisville woman arrested at Kroger for violating self-quarantine order after COVID-19 diagnosis. Retrieved from https://www.wdrb.com/news/louisville-woman-arrested-at-kroger-for-violating-self-quarantine-order-after-covid-19-diagnosis/article_ed19df76-8978-11ea-afd8-33dd85093a5e.html
… issue of taking a knee, speaking out against oppression and standing up for the flag recalls to mind the tension that erupted among American citizens over how to protest the Vietnam War—with some veterans even feeling conflicted about where to stand on the issue. When it comes … standing up for the flag is one that many face.
One of the most problematic issues at the heart of race in America and in the military is the issue of othering. Othering is the treatment of another person as alien, as different, and as someone … Nadine Naber states that because of cultural racism in the wake of 9/11, othering has exploded and it has led to tensions throughout American communities. To address the issue of othering, Colin Kaepernick began taking a knee during NFL games when the National Anthem was sung. His … and the anthem played in……
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Naber, Nadine. “Osama’s Daughters: Cultural Racism, Nation-Based Racism, and the Intersectionality of Oppressions after 9/11.” Review of Women’s Studies, 5 (2009), 50-63.
Sabo, Samantha, et al. \\\\\\"Everyday violence, structural racism and mistreatment at the US– Mexico border.\\\\\\" Social Science & Medicine 109 (2014): 66-74.
The Principles of Machiavelli in American Policy
The first chapter in The Practice of American Public Policymaking lays out what the book examines in the succeeding chapters. First, Briggs and Helms (2015) define policymaking as “the activities, actors, … First, Briggs and Helms (2015) define policymaking as “the activities, actors, institutions, practices, and technologies that combine to ‘deliver the goods’ to the American people” (p. 3). Public policy is defined as “the art and science of producing results” (p. 3). Thus, the book is primarily about … people” (p. 3). Public policy is defined as “the art and science of producing results” (p. 3). Thus, the book is primarily about American public policymaking and the focus is on conception and practice, which means that both the development and the implementation of policy are covered … much different from the actors of a hundred years ago. Because the authors use the……
Briggs, S., & Helms, L. B. (2015). The practice of American public policymaking. New York: Routlege Taylor & Francis Group.
DeLeon, P., & DeLeon, L. (2002). What ever happened to policy implementation? An alternative approach. Journal of public administration research and theory, 12(4), 467-492.
Mizaur, D. G. (1993). Quality government is government of the people, by the people, for the people. Public Productivity & Management Review, 371-377.
… than most other communities.
The economic implications of the coronavirus on the US are going to be big. So far some 30 million Americans have filed for unemployment (Tappe). This is an astounding number, and indicates that the economy of the nation is being severely upset by … represented an overwhelming majority of workers in low-wage jobs and were subject to the highest number of workplace fatalities” (Labor Council for Latin American Advancement 1). Low wage jobs are the first to go when the economy crashes, as businesses shut down. This means that the Latino … by this population.
Latino families have always had it difficult in the US even though they embrace the idea of opportunity and the American Dream. The Bracero Program during WWII that took advantage of Latino labor for years even after the war is one such example of … one such example of the……
Despres, Cliff. “Coronavirus Case Rates and Death Rates for Latinos in the UnitedStates.” Salud America, 20 Apr 2020. https://salud-america.org/coronavirus-case-rates-and-death-rates-for-latinos-in-the-united-states/
Garcia, J. & Hellerstein, E. (2020). Undocumented workers face obstacles qualifying for benefits during the pandemic. Retrieved from https://calmatters.org/california-divide/2020/04/undocumented-workers-benefits-coronavirus/
Labor Council for Latin American Advancement. “The Impact of COVID 19 on Latinos in the US.” https://assets.website-files.com/5e5f2e17e96a34dcf9b586b4/5e984eab4dd4ffba712e7906_COVID%20_%20Report%20%5BFinal%5D%20for%20web.pdf
Manuel, Jens M. et al. “U.S. Latinos among hardest hit by pay cuts, job losses due to coronavirus.” PewResearch, 3 Apr 2020. https://www.pewresearch.org/fact-tank/2020/04/03/u-s-latinos-among-hardest-hit-by-pay-cuts-job-losses-due-to-coronavirus/
Tappe, Anneken. “30 million Americans have filed initial unemployment claims since mid-March.” CNN, 30 Apr 2020. https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/30/economy/unemployment-benefits-coronavirus/index.html
Cold War’s Impact on American Life
As John David Skrentny points out, the Cold War helped to remove some of the obstacles that prevented African Americans from obtaining their civil rights in the 20th century. The Communists of the Soviet Union used American racism as a cudgel with which to browbeat America for its hypocritical values and so-called freedom. America was essentially forced to respond by adopting a more liberal stance towards equal rights and to pursue a policy and culture of desegregation.
… to respond by adopting a more liberal stance towards equal rights and to pursue a policy and culture of desegregation.
Middle class white Americans were shaped by the Cold War in other ways: rather than open up for them an avenue of social advancement as it did … by the Cold War in other ways: rather than open up for them an avenue of social advancement……
Kennedy, John F. “Speech, 22 October 1962.” https://www.americanrhetoric.com/speeches/jfkcubanmissilecrisis.html
Skrentny, John David. "The effect of the Cold War on African-American civil rights: America and the world audience, 1945-1968." Theory and Society 27.2 (1998): 237-285.
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