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    release or transfer of the information for which consent is required before disclosure • Educational records: all records related to a student maintained by the agency or institution; documents, computer media, video, film, photographs SOX, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Public Company Accounting Reform and Investor Protection Act, more commonly known as SOX was named after Senator Paul Sarbanes and Representative Michael Oxley. SOX’s main purpose is the protect shareholders and investors from financial fraud. It created increased corporate disclosure requirements, strict penalties for violations and has eleven (11) different titles: 1. Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (Title 1) 2. Auditor Independence (Title 2) 3. Corporate Responsibility (Title 3) 4. Enhanced Financial Disclosure (Title…

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    a written document that provides basic principles and laws that govern a nation, state, or group. This provides a foundation for rule of law, power and limits of the government, and the rights and duties of the people. The United States Constitution was constructed on September 17, 1789 (Scott, 2016) and has influenced other countries and states constitutions. Several states in the United States drafted their current constitutions after the United States constitution so several of them are…

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    English Official Language

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    The United States is a nation built by immigrants. Often called the Great Melting Pot, the U.S. is renowned for its ability to soak up people from countries all around the world and still remain distinctly American. In fact, many argue that the mix of cultures is what makes America America. Some people, however, fear that potentially too much of one culture could dominate America. English has always been the primary language used in the United States, but as the number of non-English speaking…

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    The Gulf of Tonkin attack has stirred controversies that have persisted for decades. Classified documents and tapes, that were once classified, have been released recently. These materials have paved the way to the possibility that distorted facts led to the United States engagement in the Vietnam War. There is no arguing the fact that a North Vietnamese patrol boat attacked the USS Maddox while the ship was patrolling in the Gulf on August 2nd, 1964. What is in contention are the subsequent…

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    Swearing public officials into office General Purpose: To argue Specific Purpose: To argue that the federal government should make it illegal to swear public officials in on a religious document I. Central Idea/Thesis Statement: The federal government should prohibit using a religious document in Oath of Office ceremonies because the Officials taking the oath are affirming to protect the laws of our country, not of their religion, their use of these documents does not pass the lemon test, and…

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    Languages: Are fewer actually better? In his article, “Why English should be the official language of the United States”, well known columnist, Brandon Brice (2014), argues how an official language would enhance immigrants to learn the language, while improving immigrants’ and American’s lives. The author highlights how not having an official language has negatively affected the country, consequences that are intensifying, as immigration rates continue to increase. In addition, such immigrants…

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    heavily influenced by the Magna Carta. The Magna Carta is a document originally drafted on June 15, 1215 by the barons of King John of England who were fed up with him for various reasons. This stands as one of the first instances where “citizens” came together to change the injustice they were living under. The idea eventually spread to the North America by immigrants fleeing religious persecution in England. Once place where the Magna Carta and the sixth amendment of the U.S. Constitution are…

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    Having a national language, would help the United States. Currently the U.S does not have a national language. A national language does not require the countries citizens to read or speak it. A national language affects what language that official documents are written it. The official language of the United States of America, should be English. Having a national language would benefit many people in different ways. Having a national language would help unify the country. The motto of the…

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    Words to Live By”. The English language acts as the foundation of the United States since the founding fathers establish a government in America. The documents that help shape America, such as the Bill of Rights and Constitution, which appear solely in the English language. Ever Since these documents emerge, America is a primarily English speaking country. Charles Krauthammer demonstrates in the article, “In Plain…

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    and basic citizen’s rights. James Madison wrote the United States Constitution. On September 17, 1787 the Constitution was signed at the Constitutional convention in Virginia. It was ratified on June 21, 1788. The constitution has seven articles and twenty seven amendments. The Preamble explains the purpose of the document as well as the government. It’s divided into seven articles that explain the powers that the government has as well as the states and citizens. The first article is the…

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