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  • The Pros And Cons Of Asylums

    The treatment of mentally ill people has evolved over time as the medical community had increased its understanding of the underlying causes of the disabilities. Asylums, places that housed the mentally ill in the 19th century, used harsh, painful, and inhumane methods to treat their patients. These methods of treatment began to change after Dorothea Dix, a teacher and nurse in the Civil War, began visiting asylums and reporting it to the public what she had witnessed. Dorothea Dix studied these…

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  • The Trail Of Tears: The Consequences Of The Trail Of Tears

    "No racial group has suffered more humiliation, destruction, abuse and discrimination from the "white man 's" ways than the American Indian." (pg.430) From the very beginning, North American Indians were a target of the English settlers because they possessed what they wanted the most, rich fertile lands. "Predictably, Native Americans viewed the white man 's encroachment into their lands as a threat to their culture, livelihood, and, ultimately, their survival." (pg.430) Since they were afraid…

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  • Juvenile Injustice Essay

    There have been a series of injustices in the Massachusetts juvenile justice system. They passed a law which was enforced 15 years ago. According to which the teenager criminals which author called “super-predators” were to be punished severely by the law. There have been a few cases in the history of the state of the Massachusetts where the non-criminals characters who have a very minor or no records of criminal activities in the past got a severe punishment and those young criminals who did a…

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  • Booston Tea Party: The Boston Tea Party

    is known that 116 people are documented to have participated. Many people carried their secret to the grave and never told a soul. Most of the helpers were from Boston or close to Boston, but we have records that some people came as far away as Worcester in central Massachusetts and Maine. Vast majority was of English descent, but men of Irish, Scottish, French, Portuguese and African ancestry were all documented. All of these people were of all ages, but majority was under…

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  • Andrew Jackson A Hero

    As previously stated before, in the Worcester v Georgia case he did not feel that the Cherokee Indians should be portrayed as an independent group. It was ruled in this case that the Natives had the right to self-govern themselves and that the federal government could not interfere, and Jackson…

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  • Manifest Destiny: A Strong Sense Of American Imperialism

    Manifest Destiny, a strong sense of American nationalism and vision of social perfection, was an aggressive expansion movement that diminished the presence of other civilizations throughout the country. The introduction of Europeans in early America was the foundation of Manifest Destiny, as it was when the major seizing of the native civilizations’ land occurred. Forwarding in time to 1800, there were many acts of imperialism that contributed to the development of the expanding ideology of…

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  • How Did Politics And Culture Change In America

    Politics and culture in America has always been evolving by either social, economic, or by political parties. It has continually changed since it’s founding in America. At the heart of democracy, and changes that would happen, the expansion of voting rights for white men from the “white male suffrage”. As white males won the right to vote and political parties came more organized, the aspect of American politics and culture changed. At the beginning of the early politics of America was very…

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  • Rhetorical Analysis Of On Women's Right To Vote

    Disparities between the social statuses of different genders has existed since ancient times and prevails in some present-day societies. The United States lessened this disparity through creating laws that allow women to have equal rights as men. Activists and reformers fought for these laws over the span of a century and earned them by trials. A women’s right activist by the name of Susan B. Anthony ensconces her stance in her speech “On Women’s Right to Vote” addressing the inequality that…

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  • House Of Correction

    Visiting the Worcester House of Corrections was an unforgettable experience. This experience was enlightening and was able to provide insight into what jail is really like, as well as what addicts go through before, during, and even after incarceration. No matter what way you look at it, at the end of the day, an addict will always love their drug of choice. Sometimes, no matter what else the addict has going for them in their lives, whether it is their kids or other family members, the drug and…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Allotment Act

    By the year 1920 many Indians have became U.S. citizens, though they did not enjoy the prosperity that other Americans enjoyed during this period. By 1926 the Allotment Act was recognized as a failure and the U.S. Department of Interior, commissioned a survey to document the failure of federal Indian policy (447). Eventually, Congress passed the Indian Reorganization Act, which effectively ended the policy of further allotment and alienation of the Indian land. Even though Congress passed the…

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