For instance, the Justice Department may direct that prosecutors should always aim to obtain at least the minimum prison sentence, when pursuing drug related cases. The Obama administration abstained from using this prerogative, as it causes a strain on the budget in the long run. Trump also took part in paying lip service on the drug problem, which is a serious public health issue. He stressed that he would expand treatment options in the future, although this statement goes against his repulsion of the Affordable Care Act. The repealing of ObamaCare clearly has the potential to adversely affect a quarter million people, who are currently receiving treatment for opioid based addictions.
Johnson’s attitude When Lincoln assassinated, Johnson became the 17th president under circumstances that would have challenged even the most talented executive leader. Lincoln 's final speeches confirm that he was tending toward advocating the rights of all freedmen, whereas Johnson was opposed to this The President was on the view the slaves should not have any rights as compared to the White Americans. Deep-rooted discrimination remained. African Americans held rights, but those benefits did not involve a position in the administration. Johnson declared, “White men alone must manage the South.” Johnson forgave virtually everyone who appealed, and ere officers were returned to power.
Williams’s article is written in a subjective viewpoint. His audience for this particular journal entry is towards other educators, as he himself is also a writing professor at a university. Because of the author’s educational background, he can use his own experiences to address issues with teaching methodology in writing. Williams begins his article with a quote from an unidentified individual whom he met at a conference: “I’m not so sure that an academic journal should be focusing so much on identity when what we’re supposed to be doing is teaching academic literacy” (710). With this introduction, Williams is able to address the common stigma he has come across throughout his career as a writing educator.
Douglass remembered Auld’s wife teaching him how to read, but Auld forbade her, saying it would make Douglass “unfit for slavery.” Even with this setback, it didn 't stop Frederick Douglass from learning to read on his own. Douglass thought of enslavers as criminals. After all, they decided to leave their homes in America, come into Africa, steal away
In the article, Not Going to College is a Viable Option, the author, Lawrence B. Schlack, argues that college is not the only option for seniors after high school and there may be better options for them. The author supports his argument and persuades his audience effectively by using ethos, pathos, and logos, helping the reader open their eyes and understand why deferring college can be a good option. The author establishes credibility with his audience on two occasions. In the beginning of the article, he exclaims, “Any retired superintendent...better explain himself” which helps him introduce himself to his audience. This example of ethos is effective since the reader now knows that Schlack has held a high status in the education system, making him credible.
Rhetorical Analysis of Professional Writing Introduction A rhetorical analysis assignment is investigating how the author presents his or her work to a certain group that he or she intended to present. Genre such as news and magazine has a lot of rhetorical analysis to a certain interest’s group. The document will be analyzed today written by Christine Bannan. She was a winner of 2016 Edelson PC Consumer Privacy Scholarship. She also a third year student at University of Notre Dame Law School.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions spoke at Georgetown University Law Center about freedom of speech on campuses or lack thereof. He described, from his perspective, how he felt college campuses needed more allowance of free speech, regardless of who it was coming from. The LA Times has expressed that even though his words are true, they worry the message will be misinterpreted because of who Sessions works under and his more conservative views. In Jeff Sessions’ address to Georgetown University Law Center, he claimed that freedom of thought and expression were under attack on college campuses and are beginning to turn into an “echo chamber of political correctness and homogeneous thought”. He uses the example of a group of students coming together
While the constitution wished to end the slave trade in 1808, prior to that the constitution imposed a tax on imported slaves. While the Constitution wrote the wish to end the slave trade, it would neither take action at the time of ratification nor end slavery, only the importation of additional slaves. While the constitution did strive to limit slavery through ending the slave trade, the government still, “rested on human slavery as its corner-stone(329).” Being an integral part of society, slavery also influenced the constitutions views on slavery. Even though the constitution never expressly promoted slavery, the deep roots of slavery were dug deeper than first viewed at the surface of the
James Forman Jr. composed an article called Arrested Development which questions the conservative stance on racial profiling. Conservatives general principles assert the less emphasis on race and that with “equal right, come equal responsibilities. (25)” He targets this piece towards conservatives who oppose racial profiling to indicate that conservatives should be against racial profiling because it profoundly violates core conservative values. The conservative ethos about work and responsibility demanded that American citizens take charge for their own lives and not become dependent on the government. The Maya Angelou Public Charter school was build to insure students graduate and don’t have to live off welfare.
Summary In Andrew Delbanco's essay, College At Risk, he talks about college education in America and at some different points, he compares them to other countries education systems. In the beginning of his essay, the basis of American college education is discussed, and how furthering your education past high school helps us become productive adults. It is also mentioned how college is a place to expand your knowledge and critical thinking skills. It is pointed out that other countries may have a better education system and possibly outperform the U.S. when it comes to certain jobs. The author then goes on to mention that the standardize testing that the American education system has, can't measure all the things we have learned in life.
The Black Codes denied blacks availability to guns, insulting language (or blasphemy) illegal, and barred blacks from voting. In Mississippi, blacks were even subject to plantation work if they could not prove their employment. Andrew Johnson allowed this behavior and even vetoed a bill that would 've denied his right to. Proving the ultimate weakness of the reconstruction plans. In response, the Republican Congress was able to override Andrew 's vetoes for once, and the pass laws for civil
Kozol’s audience seems to be toward the liberate American during the 1980’s. At the beginning of his essay he mentioned about one of the Founding Father and the president during those times and other things that were happening at that time. Making most of the modern reader like I am feel a little left out since we are not from that time period and understand less of the political references that he seem to be making throughout his writing. Also, the fact that he is trying to inform his audience it seem like the audience that he is aiming toward to is people that did not know about the illiteracy issues. In fact, it will explain his reason of using quotes and stories from the illiterate people as his only evidence of his essay to evoke the reader’s
He thought they were sacrificing their principles to economic interests. When the Wilmot Proviso was passed, Yancey did not like it at all. His tried to pass the Alabama Platform. The platform would let slave owners take their property into territories, it would make Congress protect slave owners rights everywhere, and recognize that the Democratic Part could only elect pro-slavery candidates to national office. But the Democratic Party declined it twice, once in 1848, and another time in
If I could save the Union without freeing any slave I would do it; and if I could save it by freeing some and leaving others alone I would also do that. What I do about slavery, and the colored race, I do because I believe it helps to save the Union (35).’ This letter is very important because it contradicts everything that Lincoln said in his First Inaugural Address just seven months before this was written. In his address he stated that he didn’t have the authority from the constitution to interrupt slavery, but after the letter he was willing to ignore the whole Constitution and emphasize more or less powers in the dictatorship. It is also very important, according to DiLorenzo, to note that Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation did not free a single slave. Chapter four gets down to Henry Clay’s “American System” which was Lincoln’s real agenda.
In order for the New deal to be passed, it had to receive the votes of Southern democrats, which aim to keep the country segregated. The official ruling excluded agricultural and domestic laborers, which were primarily African American. White Americans were able to reap the benefits of social security and subsidized housing, while African Americans who needed it the most did not. Baldwin feared that another instance like the New Deal would reoccur. He believed that integration in itself would have little to no effect because although blacks and whites were coexisting, the individuals themselves ceased to see eye-to-eye and lacked mutual respect.