Early colonial America is a very revolutionary period of time in our country's history. From the milestone of the international connections at its origins to the actual First World War, the events of this era have played a truly monumental role in the formation of the world we currently call the twenty-first century.
Upon reading that I had to write an essay on just one out of the plethora of endless possibilities laid out by the prompt, quite frankly I was utterly flabbergasted. It wasn't until I was reading an article for an analysis essay for AP Language and Composition that my “perfect” topic came to me. Exactly what motivates so many “minorities” to come to America year after year? The American Dream, right? The hopes of finding a better life for not only themselves, but for the future generations stemming from their migration, right? When you think about it, isn't that what the pilgrims originally left for, or equally important to this matter, when colonists were trying to claim rights to when they declared Independence from the reign of George III on July 2nd, 1776 and formally signed by congress two days later? The underlying motives for John Hancock and fifty-five others' at its core prove to be the original American Dream. This original American Dream can be found in the first sentence of the second paragraph to the Declaration of Independence.
Precisely, it is this: “that [all men created equal] are endowed by their Creator with certain rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. Just how cheese, beer, and the Packers are the epitome of being a Wisconsinite, I believe the three unalienable rights to be the core values of the American. My reasoning for this perspective lies in the analyzing of the more distant drives that propel the competitive world we live in and which also compels millions and millions of foreigners to claim their piece of the American pie, no matter the cost. It lies with the empathy link, though...
In Section 2 of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson wrote, "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that
all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienablerights, that among these are Life,
Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness." Jefferson believed what John Locke wrote, that people have "natural rights"; rights
that belong to them simply because they are human, not because kings or governments granted them these rights.
Philosophers, such as the Baron de Montesquien, agreed with Locke and argued that natural rights were not alienable; they
could not be taken away. Jefferson was familiar with this writing and he used the expression, "unalienablerights." These
rights cannot be surrendered, sold, or transferred to someone else. The words "endowed by their creator" were used
instead of "God" to avoid religious disputes. The intent was to express the truth that every person is a creation of God and
has certain rights that should never be taken away, Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
The term, "pursuit of happiness" is simply one's God given right to commit actions that allow a person to pursue
happiness, as long as that pursuit does not deliberately...
...gives the reason that they have the right of separation if they wish it
Where does a government acquire its power, according to the declaration?
The people of America.
3. What are the "unalienablerights" that Jefferson states?
Jefferson says that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are unalienablerights.
Who or what does Jefferson hold accountable for most of the problems the colonies are suffering through?
The King of Britain and his deliberate show of using the colonies for money.
What tone does the final statement of the Declaration of Independence display?
Is this tone effective in conveying the importance of this document? Why or why not?
It displays a tone of unison and resentment. The tone is effective, as it was written to declare freedom.
Jefferson speaks of "the laws of nature and of Nature's God." What does he mean by this? Give an example of a law that might be contrary to "the laws of nature."
Find and write the dictionary meaning for the word "self-evident." Jefferson mentions four truths, which he says are "self-evident." Name these and argue for or against the notion that they are indeed "self-evident."
Self evidence means:not needing to be demonstrated or explained; obvious.
The truths are self evident, as we would follow them if there was no outside interference, it is a natural acceptance.
Find and write the meaning to the phrase "absolute...
...Evan Schweikhart June 11, 2013
Social Studies 8 Period 7
Social Studies Final Exam Review Sheet
1. Literacy tests, poll taxes and grandfather clauses created to do were each created for people to have people become American citizens and have American rights.
2. The Supreme Court case that established “Separate but Equal” was the Brown vs. Board of Education Supreme Court case.
3. A carpetbagger was a political candidate who seeks election in an area where they have no local connections.
4. The most significant impact of the Transcontinental Railroad was that allowed people to travel to places much easier and faster.
5. What brought upon the rapid urbanization of America in the late 1800’s was the industrial revolution.
6. The job of a muckraker was to spread real or alleged scandal about another.
7. The temperance movement was a social movement against the use of alcoholic beverages.
8. The women’s suffrage movement was to make women have the right to vote.
9. The women’s suffrage movement and the temperance movement were supported by the 19th and 21st Amendments.
10. Many people prejudiced against the “new” immigrants because they were from Europe.
11. Yellow Journalism was journalism that is based upon sensationalism and crude exaggeration.
12. The course of study that Yellow Journalism was used was between the late 1800’s and the early 1900’s.
13. An imperialist nation means that it is a nation...
...enterprise. Examples are men attendants in a men's lavatory, and women attendants in a women's lavatory.
Another type of discrimination that can occur in the workplace is harassment, sometimes called a hostile work environment. This exists when the employee feels threatened or belittled because of her minority classification. The employer may not take any tangible actions, but the employee still feels discriminated against because of her minority classification. The hostile work environment for harassment must be based on minority classification in order to be considered discrimination. An abusive work environment is not a hostile work environment unless the abuse results directly from the minority classification. From Title VII of The Civil Rights Act, it is unlawful to discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of his/her race or color in regard to hiring, termination, promotion, compensation, job training, or any other term, condition, or privilege of employment. Title VII also prohibits employment decisions based on stereotypes and assumptions about abilities, traits, or the performance of individuals of certain racial groups. Title VII prohibits both intentional discrimination and neutral job policies that disproportionately exclude minorities and that are not job related. Equal employment opportunity cannot be denied because of marriage to or associations with an individual of a different race; membership in or association...
...Basic Notions of Copyright and Related Rights
By the International Bureau of WIPO
1. BASIC NOTIONS OF COPYRIGHT
Copyright legislation is part of the law “intellectual property”. This law protects the interests of creators by giving them property rights over their creations. It is there to stimulate creativity, make them available to the public and to ensure international trades protected by intellectual property right are harmonized (the law is recognized in most countries). The WIPO is the secretariat that protects the intellectual property law.
Intellectual property refers to all creations of the human mind.
The owner of the property may use it as he wishes. Nobody else can lawfully use his property without his authorization. There are three types of property:
Movable property. Consists of movable things (e.g. car, furniture in home). No one except the owner can use these items. This is referred to as “exclusive” (rights).
Immovable property/real property. Permanently fixed things, which cannot be lifted or moved (e.g. land, house).
Intellectual property. The creations of the human mind (e.g. drawing, theatre play).
2. “Intellectual" property
Intellectual property is divided into two branches:
Industrial property. This includes inventions (patents), trademarks, industrial designs and geographic indications.
Patent. An exclusive right granted...
...HRV1601: Human Rights, Values and Social Transformation
Semester 01/ Assignment 01
The Historical Background and Development of Human Rights
Table of Contents
2) The Development of Human Rights
3) Historical Documents of Human Rights
3.1) The English Bill of Rights (1689)
3.2) The American War of Independence (1775-1783)
4) Developing and Maintaining a Human Rights Culture in South Africa
5) The South African Constitution
6) The South African Bill of Rights
A right is an inherent, irrevocable entitlement held by all human beings from the moment of birth. According to Ndungane (as stated in Slater 2010:19), “A human right is a right that a human person has simply by virtue of being a human person, irrespective of his or her social status, cultural accomplishments, moral merits, religious beliefs, class membership or cultural relationships”. Basic human rights are not earned or deserved, and should not be considered a privilege, but an imperative implement for the well-being and peacefulness of mankind. This essay explores the historical background and development of human rights and its incorporation into the South African...
...The Three Cycles
The Water Cycle
The Water Cycle is the cycling of water between the atmosphere and the hydrosphere is one of the important part of the cycle that determines the weather patterns and the climate types
Hydrosphere: the water environments of Earth
Evaporation: A process when the heat from the Sun causes the weather, stored in oceans and lakes, to evaporate and rise to the sky. Which form the clouds (Water turns liquid to gas).
Evapotranspiration: When plants lose water, which is absorbed in the atmosphere like evaporation, except for the water comes from the plants. It is also called “Transpiration.”
Sublimation: When solid transforms into a gas directly, without becoming a liquid. For example, ice and snow on the top of the mountain eventually turns into the cloud
Condensation: As water vapor in the clouds, which is the water storage in the atmosphere cools down and becomes water again
Precipitation: When the water falls from the sky (from the clouds) in form of rain, snow, hail, or sleet. This happens after the condensation. From the gas/ clouds, water (in any shape like snow, rain, hail, or sleet) comes down to the surface.
Infiltration: A process when water on the surface goes into the soil. Water under the ground is stored in the ground- water storage. Sometimes these water goes to the Spring, which is called the ground- water discharge....
I have heard this Chinese phrase few years ago, “Women hold up half of the sky.” Today, both men and women can work outside the house; basically they got almost the same rights either in families or in society. Men are no longer the central of the family, and women also are no longer slaves of the family. However, can you image in the past decades, women have no rights and positions neither in families nor in society. The only things that the society gave them were their abilities to give birth and work as slaves in the house for the men.
In the book Negotiating Difference – Cultural Case Studies for Composition, there are two articles against the women rights activities. One of the articles called The Woman’s Rights Convention: The Last Act of Drama (September 12, 1852) from New York Herald, it describes ideas of woman’s rights activists in some ridiculous ways to imply their activities were unnecessary and unworthy to be listened to. “…mannish women, like hens that crow; some of boundless vanity and egotism, who believe that they are superior in intellectual ability to “all the world and the rest of mankind,” and delight to see their speeches and addresses in print; and man shall be consigned to this proper sphere – nursing the babies, washing the dishes, mending stockings, and sweeping the house.” In this sentences, the editorial writer attempts that...