I would like to thank everyone for allowing me to inform you about some issues America has been facing throughout the years and now. The United States is not as strong as it used to, but we are trying to make it like it used to be, but there are many issues we first have to solve. Our country is in a dilemma concerning shootings involving more than one killing. Another issue deals with immigration, and how students have been deported back to their country when they were not even concerned they were coming to the new country in the first place. I will talk to you about these issues and talk about how we the people can solve them to make a better America. “He came along with a shotgun on his shoulder while a group of children were playing in front of the school. Without warning or provocation, he raised the gun to his shoulder, took deliberate aim, and fired into the crowd of boys.” Although it sounds sadly modern, the account was published in the New York Times more than a century ago. Defined as bloody events that occur within a 24-hour period and that involve a minimum of four victims, mass murders have occurred all over the world, in different times, societies and cultures. The first mass murder wave in the 1920s and 30s was comprised mainly of familicides and felony-related massacres. The second mass murder wave from the mid-1960s through the mid-1990s consisted of a greater number of mass public shootings, similar to the recent Aurora Movie Theater shooting and Newtown school shooting which brings me to the current situation with mass shootings. Many Americans sense that these incidents have become much more frequent since the 2005 expiration of the Federal assault weapon ban. The only silver lining to the tragedies of 2012 is that they have generated considerable momentum for tackling the root causes of mass murder. Whether the sense of urgency is continued long enough for change in law or policy to be applying remains to be seen. If changes occur, the...
Thank You Statement:
* Thank you all for gathering here today as we gather to talk about what we need to do to keep pushing our great country North Korea forward.
Current State of Union:
* Our current state is great but like all other countries we have some issues.
Two Key Issues:
* Today I want to focus on creating a healthier economy, increasing our nuclear bomb production, and increasing the number of prison camps.
First Main Issue: CAUSE
* I want to begin by informing you about the state of our economy. With a GDP per capita of less than $2,000 we remain as one of the world's poorest and least developed countries, in sharp contrast to our enemy and neighbor South Korea, which has one of the largest economies in Asia. We are currently sitting at $20 million dollars in debt. We want to be the world’s most powerful country and strike fear but we must first begin by fixing our economy. Our war against South Korea known as the Korean War is the main reason for our debt because large amounts of aid from other communist countries, notably the Soviet Union and the People's Republic of China, helped us achieve a high growth rate immediately just so we could make it.
* The state of our economy has brought many problems to our country! Our Industrial capital stock is nearly beyond repair as a result of years of underinvestment,...
...President Obama's State of the UnionSpeech:
Topics you expect the President to bring up:
Was the topic brought up?
Because we are having problem with the economy
Cause before the speech there was a new rule that if you do good in school you get two free years of college
My mom was talking to me about a men and a lady working really hard and they met Obama
President Obama's State of the Union
Assessing the Speech
List the topics and plans outlined by President Obama.
Between 1 and 5, how persuasive was the president's argument?(1=not at all, 5=very persuasive)
Do you agree with the argument? Why or why not?
Their some people working hard and are not getting the money they deserve so he addressed that they should get a raise 5
Yes I agree because people who work like 15 hours a day should not be getting 8 dollars an hour they should get more money
Obama said that he will veto any bill if it takes away are freedoms 5
I agree because we would be slaves us black people and we would never have the powers we have known we have it really good and a lot of people worked for these we should keep it going
They made a law that students that work hard for their grades should have two...
State of the Union Reflection
After watching the state of the union address given by President Obama, the speech got me thinking and evaluating how well the president has done thus far into his term. The president interacted with the congress very well throughout the speech. Every time he paused, the audience would give him a standing ovation. He even tried to throw a bit of humor into thespeech by saying “…milk was somehow classified as an oil. With a rule like that I guess it was worth crying over spilled milk.” So for his ability to connect with his audience in congress, I award him an 8 out of a possible 10 points.
The president was able to give a vision of the future to the American people. He said that he was willing to sign off on certain bills that would cut costs and help the country. He said that certain bills would help cut the deficit of the nation by almost half a trillion dollars. He was able to bring in people from outside the congress that had been laid off from work for being either overqualified or just because that company had to let people go from their payrolls. He told congress about his plans to help people by adding certain programs to colleges to help people gain the skills needed to get jobs in this America. He wants to help teachers and cut costs of college tuitions so students would be encouraged to stay in school. For this part I...
Throughout the United States today one huge topic for debate is the controversy over same sex marriage. The politicians involved in deciding whether or not to legalize same sex marriages have ultimately came up with an alternative to just that. The alternative is a so called compromise to the arguments for and against "gay marriage." The alternative is a Civil Union. A Civil Union basically gives gays all the same benefits as a married couple without actually being able to get married. The compromise of a civil union for same sex couples is not equal to a ceremonial matrimony between a man and woman.
A Large majority of politicians in congress today believe that civil unions are the answer to the controversial issue of "gay marriage". They need to understand that yes gay's obviously want the same rights as married couples, but not through civil unions, through the actual act of marriage. By not allowing gay couples the right to marriage the lawmakers for this country are certainly discriminating against a big group of Unites States citizens. Under the declaration of independence everyone is entitled to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Liberty and the pursuit of happiness seems to have been forgotten when politicians decided gays were not good enough to get married.
Civil Unions are not equal to marriage because they are by...
...President Obama: Analysis of the 2014 State of the Union Address-Job Security and Future
The State of the Union is an annual address the President of the United States delivers to a joint session of the United States Congress, and it’s now broadcasted on live television. It fulfills Article II; Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution—requiring the President to periodically give Congress information on the "State of the Union" and recommend any measures that he believes is necessary and expedient. The first State of the Union address was delivered by President George Washington on January 8, 1790, in New York City. The most recent address was delivered by President Barrack Obama on January 28, 2014, in the chamber of the United States House of Representatives. Mr. Obama talks about various topics that America currently needs to focus on: improving American health care, enacting immigration reform, a smarter national security approach, moving America on from war, calling for Congress to allow more room for U.S. Diplomats to maneuverer and education improvements for American job in tomorrow’s economy. Jobs consequently affect everyone and these people need to be aware of what the president has in store for their current situation and stability. In his speech, Mr. Obama specifically focuses on jobs, job security...
...Labor Unions in the United States
Organized labor affects the lives of many citizens everyday, often in a roundabout way. Labor Unions affect many different people from blue-collar workers to white-collar workers, stay-at-home moms, students, and retirees. Fewer; however realize the legal role Labor Unions have played and continue to play in the financial system, political affairs, and society in general. In today's society, more of our skilled hourly and unskilled workers belong to some sort of Labor Union and that is a good sign that Unions will not face extinction. As long as there is a need for higher wages, there will be a need for Unions.
Labor Unions are organizations of wage earners or salary workers established for protecting their shared interests when dealing with employers. "In the United States, Unions represented about one-third of all workers in the 1960s" (Hellweg, 2005 October). Today, Unions represent only about 13% of the total labor force. Although weakened in many areas, Labor Unions continue to be an important force in many aspects of the economy.
Most Unionized workers in the United States belong to Industrial Unions. An Industrial Union represents workers across a wide range of occupations within one or more industries. A good example of a...
... President Obama made his State of the Union Address with many proposals that will increase the way to a better America. He could not have picked better subjects for his address. His actions included strengthen the middle class, including calls to raise the minimum wage, improvement of immigration, and education. Obama went on to say that, “the idea that if you work hard and meet your responsibilities, you can get ahead, no matter where you come from, what you look like, or who you love. It is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few; that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation.”
President Obama’s speech was mainly about gun control to immigration, climate change, education, and the role of government, among other things.
President Obama wants to raise the minimum wage to improve the problems of the poor. I think that choice has pros and cons. First off, the problem isn’t that workers earn little money, it’s because things they buy cost so much. No one likes breaking the bank. For one, Gas is so expensive? Make it $2 a gallon or something near there. Bread and meat takes a big bite out of the budges of many families. The president said, "Tonight, let's declare that in the wealthiest nation on Earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty, and raise the...
...For many years, State of the Union is presented annually by the president of the United States. The president outlines the accomplishments over the previous years, as well as the things to be done for the coming year. On the 12th day of February, 2013, President Obama declared his agenda on his second term. He was very detailed about his promises and goals to people of the nation. The speech was made to deliver his obligation and responsibilities which will bring the prosperity and restore the complication of the country.
For 2013 address, the president stated his plans starting with reducing the U.S deficit and debt. However, he emphasizes that the reduction of deficit alone is not an economic plan. Therefore, the president recommended that it will be made by getting rid of tax loopholes and deductions for the well-off and well-connected. Also, it will be done through cutting the same amount from Medicare as suggested in the Simpson-Bowles Report. Second, the president stated that our priority is making America a magnet for new jobs and manufacturing. He asked the congress to help create fifteen new public-private partnerships for manufacturing innovation and technology. President Obama also guaranteed that the next revolution in manufacturing will be made in America. Third, the president proposes for alternative energy. He suggested that we should use some of our oil and gas revenues to fund an Energy Security...