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    The Ambiguity Of Heloise

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    pretenses, she did so much good while she stayed. Religious conundrums and debates like this one were common in the medieval world, and caused some troubling ambiguity when it came to the absolution of one's immortal soul. Tuchman discusses this vagueness of sin in her text. She raises questions such as is it a sin to be "tempted by another woman" and sleep with your wife to cool off and is it a sin to sleep with a pregnant or menopausal woman because it was not for procreation purposes?…

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    The rule of dictator Porfirio Diaz in Mexico has become synonymous with the modern, Positivistic dictatorships of the late nineteenth century. “The stability that Diaz’s long regime provided allowed Mexico at last to enjoy a burst of economic development. Agriculture for commercial export expanded, thousands of miles of railroads linked Mexico to U.S. markets, and a modest industrial complex appeared” (Beezley 55). Nicolas Zuniga y Miranda was known for his scientific inventions and earthquake…

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    In the United States, everyone is very fortunate whether they know so or not. Many things, such as drinkable water, are taken for granted. Recently in many poor countries in Asia and Africa chronic fluorosis is sweeping over their nations. Chronic fluorosis is a disease that affects teeth, bones and organs due to ingesting fluoride. In the article, Chronic Fluorosis: The disease and its anesthetic implications, this disease has been proven that it has become a pressing issue that has damaging…

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    Both the ancient treaties of Kadesh and the Thirty Years Peace succeeded and failed as a result of the same concept. However, not only do these two treaties succeed or fail as a result of the same concept. The outcome of every treaty in history can be traced back to its completion or failure in the following 4 categories: specificity and completeness of the terms, enforcement of the terms, willingness of the participants, agreement over terms. The Egyptian-Hittite peace treaty was successful…

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    The Katz vs. United States case was a very controversial case due to the vagueness the fourth amendment applied to this particular case. Basically, Katz was convicted of transmitting wagering information over telephone lines in violation of federal law. After reviewing the case brief it is understood that Katz was unaware of the tactics of the government, placing a listening device on top of the phone booth Katz was occupying. The argument for the case was whether or not Katz’s fourth amendment…

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    regards to the application of the context, clearly provides the foundation that a person’s opinion, beliefs, or words could not be controlled by any law that was then, or would be in the future, put into place by the United States government. The vagueness of the clause suggests that the composers were aware that there would be new beliefs and concepts that would come into play in future generations but the specific use of the words “no law,” provided enough structure to the amendment to make it…

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    understand. Laws may be written in a fashion that doesn't make sense and a person cannot decide if a conduct is expressly prohibited, or a punishment can be given if they carry out the conduct. If this is true, the court can rule a law to be “void for vagueness”. This law ensures that ignorance cannot be used as a defense. Also, substantive due process is an area of protection. Rights are an important part of an individual's liberty, and substantive due process pertains to those not directly…

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    In relation to week five’s readings, I have chosen to examine Barnett, Fang, and Zurcher’s article “Compromised Peace Building” (2014). Barnett et al. approach their article through a counterfactual analysis framework, and examine the concept of peacebuilding, how domestic and international state actors interact during periods of peacebuilding, and why international peacebuilding is particularly significant. While addressing these central concerns, the authors argue that peacebuilding is the…

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    We the people of the United States are entitled to liberty and freedom as set forth by the US Constitution. Or are we? The US Constitution contains a multitude of merits and for the most part, it does a great job of keeping our country in check, however some would argue that the merits are outweighed by a surprising number of demerits. One benefit in the US Constitution is the separation of powers, which also known as checks and balances. When writing the Constitution, James Madison took into…

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    to doom me to a life of unhappiness” (48). She resented that all the girls and women had to follow Guadalupe, but the boys didn’t have to follow Jesus. Growing up Cisneros felt ashamed and ignorant of her body. She felt that there was a blur and vagueness about her body due to her religion and culture, which leads to learning about the Virgin Guadalupe. Her culture raises women to be so modest that she didn’t know anything about her womanly parts let alone even look at them. Once Cisneros got…

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