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    Imagine the idea of, “These United States”, instead of “The United States”. A country without controversy, is a country that doesn’t care. While a revolutionary is one that leads change, on the contrary, a rebel is one that elicits change. A rebel is intellectual, hard-headed, and critical of the current order of either government, society, or human nature. During the nineteenth century, Henry David Thoreau was a philosopher, writer, abolitionist, and most notably, had conflicting theory…

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    The Great Gatsby Essay #3 The Great Gatsby is a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Fitzgerald wrote about how a part of society’s elite and wealthy were reckless and irresponsible. In his own way he exemplifies exuberant ways of the era’s lifestyle of what might have been during the 1920’s otherwise known as the “Roaring Twenties”. Luxury, wealth, and decadence are what best describe the roaring twenties. Some key factors of the “Jazz Age” were music, wealthy, and having a sense of fashion…

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    This dream represents that people can become successful in life by their own work. This is shown in Jim Cullen’s “American Dream” Chapter 03 where he states, “...Like other American Dreams, the power of the (dream of upward mobility) lay in a sense of collective ownership: anyone can get ahead…”. In this quote the idea of self-sufficiency is shown, people who works hard enough to achieve a goal to become…

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    the reputation of obesity and its interconnected diseases in the Unites States has increased sharply. Ever since the early 1970s, the segment of children ages six to nineteen has been categorized as being overweight has been more than triplicated, from 5 % to 17%, even though the segment of adults categorized as overweight or plump beginning 1/2 to 2/3 of the population. Everybody comes to an understanding that the United States has experienced an exceptional heaviness widespread in the past 30…

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    specific ideology, with an aim to spread it around the world. As stated in the policy, the Soviet Union “…is animated by a new fanatic faith” (Foner 217), with that faith being communism, which stripped people of their individual freedoms. The United States viewed this as a threat, specifically because communism was a direct contrast to its own beliefs and ideologies. In addition to their strong belief in communism, the Soviet Union was also different from previous powers due to its aim to…

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    Living in one of the greatest times in America seems like it would be an experience of a lifetime. Culture bloomed, and many new generation fads unearthed. Colors and parties, abundant to the general populace, and there was always an opportunity for people to acquire “new money”. These new improvements, proved to be vital in the expansion of technology, and became a gateway for the now modern era. Furthermore, it built the foundation for the next world war, and the Great Depression, which came…

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    things took a sharp turn when John F. Kennedy became inaugurated as the president of the United States on January 20, 1961. Presidents to come were plagued by the failures of John F. Kennedy’s presidency for numerous years. The Presidency of John F Kennedy contained various covert actions that damaged the United States’ foreign relations…

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    1. Chapter 11 title, “World War II: The Betrayal of Promises”, suggests that the chapter has something to do with World War II. During the 1940’s, Mexicans were listed as white, unless they looked Indian or another race. Around 370,000-500,000 Mexicans American males, fought in World War II and were accounted as one-fifth of the casualties. Although, Mexicans helped the U.S fought the war, it did not stop the U.S from discriminating against Mexicans. Because the men were off to war, this made…

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    Millions of people and families would benefit from an increase in the minimum wage. Today the federal minimum wage is currently at $7.25, but should be at nearly $10, or better yet even higher. But the last time Congress voted to raise the wage to its current rate of $7.25 an hour was seven years ago. Since then, the cost of life 's essentials have shot up. Groceries cost 20% more, a gallon of gas costs 25%more, and average tuition at a community college increased 44%. But the minimum wage…

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    injustices in everyday society but also in the military. During the commencement of World War I, a large portion of the African-American community saw the war as a chance to demonstrate their patriotism and to take their place as equal citizen in the United States (Williams OL). Over a million African-Americans responded to the draft calls they received and an estimate of 370,000 were inducted into the army to fight during World War I, the war that would make the world safe for democracy…

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