American Essays (Examples)

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Impact Of Class Gender Ethnicity Culture And Politics As They Relate

Pages: 2 (676 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:33285446

… judge by their actions. Even though Thomas Paine (1791) had identified the “Rights of Man” in his treatise by the same name, the Americans were not really interested in applying Enlightenment philosophy to its fullest, for they still wished to deny the Negro his fair share of … in freeing slaves in states still occupied by the Rebels of the South. However, Emancipation Proclamation was still hardly the turning point in African-American relations that was needed—and Lincoln himself had been working on a plan that would see the slaves deported to a new black state … eye could see—and when the WASPs ran out of land out West they turned to foreign lands, which is one reason the Spanish American War was fought in the Philippines, a Catholic country that the WASPs proceeded to ravage, viewing Catholicism as a savage religion unfit for ……

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Declaration of Independence. (1776). Retrieved from  http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/compare.html 

Guelzo, A. C. (2000). Lincoln and the Abolitionists. The Wilson Quarterly, 24(4), 58-70.

O’Sullivan, J. (1845). Annexation. United States Magazine and Democratic Review, 17(1), 5-10.

Paine, T. (1791). The rights of man. Retrieved from  https://www.ushistory.org/Paine/rights/ 

Van Voris, J. (1996). Carrie Chapman Catt: A Public Life. New York City: Feminist Press at CUNY.

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Principles Of American Democracy

Pages: 11 (3277 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:49458393

Why American Democracy Has Failed and Why the Anti Federalists were Right
Introduction
The Declaration of Independence, written in 1776, asserted that “all men are … and questionable reversals of principle, human rights were gradually protected by the US Constitution. What this shows, however, is that the ideal of American Democracy was not always in alignment with the reality of democracy in America. [2: Declaration of Independence. (1776). Retrieved from https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript] [3: Rousseau, … same idea. The ideal of equality, of equal rights among all people, and of collective bargaining still exists in America. The ideals of American Democracy are always being pursued in some form or another. It is the reality of governance that tends to present the problems and … type of government that the Anti-Federalists envisioned for themselves.
Yet, equal respect in the context of public decisions is nonetheless a hallmark of American Democracy as far as……

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Declaration of Independence.  (1776).  Retrieved from  https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript 

Rousseau, J.  (2018). Retrieved from  https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/rousseau/ 

Van Voris, J. (1996). Carrie Chapman Catt: A Public Life. New York City: Feminist Press at CUNY.

Hunt, L. (2016). "Introduction: The Revolutionary Origins of Human Rights." In The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief History with Documents, 2nd Edition, edited by Lynn Hunt, 1-31 (Boston: Bedford), 1.

Hunt, L. (2016). "Introduction: The Revolutionary Origins of Human Rights." In The French Revolution and Human Rights: A Brief History with Documents, 2nd Edition, edited by Lynn Hunt, 1-31 (Boston: Bedford), 5.

National Assembly. “Declaration of the Rights of Man and Citizen, 26 August 1789.” Liberte, Egalite, Fraternite.  http://chnm.gmu.edu/revolution/exhibits/show/liberty--equality--fraternity/item/3216 

Foote, S.  (1958).  The Civil War:  Ft. Sumter to Perryville.  NY:  Random House.

Brutus No. 1. (1787).   http://www.constitution.org/afp/brutus01.htm

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Gun Violence Among African American Community

Pages: 8 (2377 words) Sources: 9 Document Type:Research Paper Document #:47528781

Gun Violence Effect on African American Community
Introduction
The African American community has faced the brunt of the criminal justice system in the aftermath of gun violence. For starters, the violence takes a toll ……

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Armstrong, M., & Carlson, J. (2019). Speaking of trauma: The race talk, the gun violence talk, and the racialization of gun trauma. Palgrave Communications, 5(112).  https://doi.org/10.1057/s41599-019-0320-z 

Maxson, C. L., Hennigan, K, and D. C. Sloane. (2003). For the sake of the neighborhood? Civil gang injunctions as a gang intervention tool in Southern California. In Scott H. Decker, Ed. Policing Gangs and Youth Violence. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth/Thomson Learning

Morris, S. (2018). Mass shootings in the US: There have been 1,624 in 1,870 days. The Guardian.  https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/ng-interactive/2017/oct/02/america-mass-shootings-gun-violence 

Payne, B. K. (2006). Weapon bias: split-second decisions and unintended stereotyping. Curr Directions Psychological Sci, 15(6), 287–291.

Roman, J. K. (2013).Race, justifiable homicide, and stand your ground laws: Analysis of FBI supplementary homicide report data. Retrieved from  http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=265405 

Schopper, D., Lormand, J. D.,&Waxweiler, R (eds). (2006).Developing policies to prevent injuries and violence: guidelines for policy-makers and planners. Geneva, World Health Organization.

Tate, J., Jenkins, J., Rich, S., Muyskens, J., Elliott, K., Mellnik, T., &Williams, A. (2016).How the Washington Post is examining police shootings in the United States. The Washington Post.

Tita, G. E., Troshynski, E., & Graves, M. (2007). Strategies for reducing gun violence: The role of gangs, drugs, and firearm accessibility. Research Report: National Crime Prevention Centre (NCPC). Retrieved from  https://www.publicsafety.gc.ca/cnt/rsrcs/pblctns/rdcng-gn-vlnc/rdcng-gn-vlnc-eng.pdf

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Peace Efforts Of The American Friends Committee War Relief USA

Pages: 5 (1635 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Research Paper Document #:43488948

How the Quakers Opposed the Detainment of Japanese Americans during WWII
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the co-beneficiary of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947, was established in Philadelphia by individuals from the Religious Society … the basic support the AFSC gave—such as shelter and food supplies—to people impacted by the war and its opposition to the detainment of Japanese-Americans in concentration camps in the US following the bombing of Pearl Harbor showed that the organization was indifferent to the type of prejudices … served poor, war-torn nations. For instance, it provided lodging for dislodged people along the Western Front in France under the sponsorship of the American Red Cross. The Quakers were very active in providing aid to the sick and pregnant. They helped people…[break]…addressing them head on and was … that (Mechling & Mechling, 1992). The AFSC was culturally competent and understood how to promote the idea……

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Franklin, S. (2020). American Friends Service Committee. Retrieved from  https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1167/american-friends-service-committee " target="_blank" REL="NOFOLLOW">

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Gun Violence Among African American Community

Pages: 8 (2438 words) Sources: 7 Document Type:Essay Document #:71870574

Introduction
The Violence Policy Center (2020) notes that African Americans are only 13% of the US population yet they represent more than half of all American homicides; but what is worse is that 87% of African American homicides are killed by guns. It is evident from these statistics that gun violence among the African American community is a real problem. This paper will provide an overview of the problem, who it affects and why it is important for … for social workers to address it.
Overview of the Problem
Who is Affected
According to FBI data, in 2016 there were 7,756 African American homicide victims in the US. This equals to a homicide rate for African Americans of 20.44 per 100,000 (Violence Policy Center, 2020). 6,505 out of 7,442 victims were killed with guns. 17% of the killings were gang … community that is being destroyed by gun violence but……

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Brown, J. (2005). Tupac Shakur, (2-Pac) in the Studio: The Studio Years (1989-1996). Phoenix, AZ: Colossus Books.

Carbado, D. W. (2017). From Stop and Frisk to Shoot and Kill: Terry v. Ohio's Pathway to Police Violence. UCLA L. Rev., 64, 1508.

Howard University. (2020). PHD in social work. Retrieved from  https://socialwork.howard.edu/admissions/programs-study/phd-social-work 

Jones, N. (2014). “The regular routine”: Proactive policing and adolescent development among young, poor black men. New directions for child and adolescent development, 2014(143), 33-54.

Llewellyn, J. J., Archibald, B. P., Clairmont, D., & Crocker, D. (2013). Imagining success for a restorative approach to justice: Implications for measurement and evaluation. Dalhousie LJ, 36, 281.

Spergel, I., Wa, K., & Sosa, R. (2005). Evaluation of the Mesa Gang Intervention Program (MGIP). School of Social Service Administration, The University of Chicago.

Violence Policy Center. (2020). Black homicide victimization. Retrieved from  http://vpc.org/revealing-the-impacts-of-gun-violence/black-homicide-victimization/ 

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Effects Of Domestic Violence On African American Women

Pages: 5 (1381 words) Sources: 10 Document Type:Research Paper Document #:75342722

Effects of Domestic Violence on African- American Women: Opinion Paper
Issue and History of the Issue
Young women are primary victims of domestic violence and it has been estimated that … violence in the U.S. (NCADV, 2017). This issue is therefore one that is quite serious, but it is one that particularly impacts the African-American community. African-American women struggle particularly because the African-American family has suffered for decades in the U.S. because of a number of issues—from the incarceration of black men to such an extent … when black women were used and abused by their Masters on plantations (Franklin, 2000). That tradition of neglect and violence has continued in American culture to this day.
Prevalence/Trends
According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (2017), 40% of black women experience violence from a partner. … experience violence from a partner. According to Rennison and Welchans (2000) the numbers are even……

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Adorno, T., & Horkheimer, M. (2007). The culture industry: Enlightenment as mass deception. Stardom and celebrity: A reader, 34.

Bandura, A. (2018). Toward a psychology of human agency: Pathways and reflections.  Perspectives on Psychological Science, 13(2), 130-136.

Bent-Goodley, T.B. (2001). Eradicating domestic violence in the African American community: A literature review and action agenda. Trauma, Violence, and Abuse: A Review Journal, 2,316-330.

Franklin, D.L. (2000). What\\\\\\'s love got to do with it? Understanding and healing the rift Between Black men and women. New York: Simon and Schuster

NCADV. (2017). Statistics. Retrieved from  https://ncadv.org/statistics 

Institute for Women’s Policy Research. (2017). Violence Against Black Women – Many Types, Far-reaching Effects. Retrieved from https://iwpr.org/violence-black-women-many-types-far-reaching-effects/

Jones, F. (2014). Why Black Women Struggle More With Domestic Violence. Retrieved from  https://time.com/3313343/ray-rice-black-women-domestic-violence/ 

Lee, C. (2017). Inside Whitney Houston’s Violent Marriage to Bobby Brown. Retrieved from  https://www.thedailybeast.com/inside-whitney-houstons-violent-marriage-to-bobby-brown

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Should Reparations Be Paid To Native Americans And African Americans

Pages: 6 (1855 words) Sources: 10 Document Type:Term Paper Document #:86662683

Should Reparations be Paid to Native Americans and African Americans?
Today, there are approximately 3.4 million Native Americans and 40 million African Americans in the United States (U.S. people, 2019), and virtually all of these individuals have ancestors that unfairly suffered at the hands of the … governments at some point in the nation’s history. The research topic of interest to this paper concerns the issue of reparations for certain American minority groups that have suffered hundreds of years of injustice at the hands of the U.S. government. In this regard, the research question … of injustice at the hands of the U.S. government. In this regard, the research question that will guide this analysis is, “Should Native Americans and African Americans be paid reparations?” The overarching thesis that shaped the answer to this guiding research question as was follows: Historical injustices including genocide, oppression, … of millions of people……

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Bradford, W. (2004). Beyond reparations: An American Indian theory of justice. Ohio State Law Journal.

Flavin, F. E. (2002, Winter). A pox on Amherst: Smallpox, Sir Jeffery, and a town named Amherst. Historical Journal of Massachusetts, 30(1), 1-5.

Forrester, K. (2019). Reparations, history and the origins of global justice. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019.

Gilmore, B. & Adams, H. (2019). The case for a reparations clinic. Michigan State Law Review.

Howard-Hassmann, R. E. (2004). Reparations to Africa and the group of eminent persons. Cahiers d’étudesafricaines.

Lenzerini, F. (2007). Reparations for indigenous peoples. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Lockhart, P. (2019, June 19). The 2020 Democratic primary debate over reparations, explained. Vox. Retrieved from  https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2019/3/11/18246741/  reparations-democrats-2020-inequality-warren-harris-castro.

Loewen, J. W. (1995). Lies my teacher told me. New York: The New Press.

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The Practice Of American Public Policymaking

Pages: 5 (1629 words) Sources: 3 Document Type:Essay Document #:86627986

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 … be for and by the people (Mizaur, 1993). Yet here in the outset of the……

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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.

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The American Friends And The Peace Movement

Pages: 8 (2337 words) Sources: 5 Document Type:Essay Document #:47374510

Introduction
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), the co-beneficiary of the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947, was established in Philadelphia by individuals from the Religious Society … Philadelphia by individuals from the Religious Society of Friends in 1917. At the start of the U.S.’s entrance into the First World War, American Quakers urged the AFSC to facilitate elective help for youthful Quaker men who honestly believed they could not conscientiously serve in the military … did more than that however: the group provided lodging for dislodged people along the Western Front in France under the sponsorship of the American Red Cross. And during World War II, the organization worked with delegates of the other religious groups such as the Mennonites and Brethren … European outcasts in the United States, and by building up a regional office in San Francisco the organization also opposed the US government’s Japanese-American internment policy and……

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Franklin, S. (2020). American Friends Service Committee. Retrieved from  https://www.mtsu.edu/first-amendment/article/1167/american-friends-service-committee " target="_blank" REL="NOFOLLOW">

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Ethical Dilemmas In Counseling American Counseling Association

Pages: 1 (330 words) Sources: 2 Document Type:Essay Document #:60128520

...American This situation, in which a counselor agrees to see a client named Robert, without contacting Robert’s marriage counselor, does not necessarily violate an ethical code of the ACA. The ACA Code of Ethics begins with an extensive overview of appropriate counseling relationships. This section covers professional comportment in situations similar to those faced by Robert’s counselor. The essence of Section A in the ACA (2014) Code of Ethics is trust. According to the ACA (2014), “Trust is the cornerstone of the counseling relationship, and counselors have the responsibility to respect and safeguard the client’s right to privacy and confidentiality.” Therefore, the counselor needs to consult first with Robert before divulging the intent to see the client personally—the primary ethical obligation is to Robert and not to Robert’s marriage counselor. According to the ACA (2014), the counselor’s primary responsibility is “to protect the dignity and promote the welfare of clients,” (Standard……

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ACA (2014). Code of ethics. Retrieved from:  https://www.counseling.org/resources/aca-code-of-ethics.pdf 

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