His musical, Hamilton, modernizes Common Sense 's wordy view on America: the country is on the brink of chaos because being England 's income creates pointless enemies for America. And through this modernization, Miranda ignites the same spark of revolution in his audiences that Paine did with his pamphlet. England 's interest in America primarily came from its potential as a cash cow. The land provided ample space and resources to make money, which England quickly capitalized on. Thomas Paine confirms this in his counterpoint to England giving protection to America: "That she hath engrossed us is true, and defended the continent at our expense as well as her own, is admitted; and she would have defended Turkey from the same motive, viz., for the sake of trade and dominion" (326).
The Cause and Failure of The Prohibition A brief introduction of the causes and failure of prohibition. Alcohol ranks among the most popular recreational drugs known to man. Throughout history, cultures have used it as a social lubricant, a cap at the end of a long day, and as the focus of the celebration. As popular as alcohol is, it is not without its negative impacts. These negative effects of alcohol have throughout our country’s history given rise to groups who would attempt to limit and even stop completely the consumption of this popular drink.
Disc Jockeys Imagine standing in the middle of the dance floor, illuminations hitting every wall, and a crowd of people thinking about what move to bust next while listening to their favorite songs mashed together. ; Everything Now imagine that all of these elements are banded together by one specific person, the DJ. Disc Jockeys play recorded music for radio stations, parties, dances, and other special events (Disc Jockeys, n.d.). DJs expand people 's perception of many different kinds of music and spread their creations by working closely with the music industry. While the music industry has continuously grown over time, DJing (disc jockeying) has became incredibly popular as well as an and important profession in part of this the industry.
Controversial Argumentative Essay Many people would agree with the claim that the passing of the National Minimum Drinking Age act was the responsible and moral decision to make. Since then, it has lowered drunk driving fatalities by 51% and the total of all traffic accidents by 20%. It has even managed to help make intoxication calls for hospitals less common. However, despite these great improvements for the fight towards traffic accidents and irresponsible drinking habits, it has ironically caused more harm than good towards our society in terms of the benefit of our economy, our constitutional rights as Americans, and the safety of young adults. It would be understandable to view the lowering of the current legal drinking age as irresponsible but it would also be unwise to try to fix one problem only to create more.
Lerner’s book, a well referenced and compellingly written account of a national mistake, fittingly concentrates on New York, for Prohibition failed there in a spectacular fashion because of the cultural makeup of the city, and its attitude toward being told what to do. However, the illegality surrounding the drinking culture of New York City conferred classiness to it, and drinking became a mark of social status in 1920’s Manhattan. Pre-prohibition drinking holes lacked urban sophistication, but post-prohibition nightclubs defined it. Lerner is masterful in describing prohibition’s cultural blowback. Another interesting
Frat party culture is immensely different than my typical lifestyle, most prominently in the sense that there were roughly two hundred, heavily-intoxicated kids dancing (stumbling) around. Another different component, also induced by alcohol, is how aggressive and outward everybody was about their feelings. One girl told me I was “much more likeable when I was drunk.” This caught me off guard for two reasons: 1. I hadn’t been drinking, and 2. I had never met this girl before.
Nick tags along because he “had nothing better to do” (24) and seems to have little qualms about the fact that Tom is cheating on Daisy openly. As Daisy’s cousin, it is expected that he stands against Tom’s infidelity. However, Nick doesn’t question the situation and even goes on to get as debauched as everyone else at the party. Nick’s “bystander complex” is further cemented when he sneaks out of the party amongst the chaos and spends the rest of it with McKee. Socially, Nick wasn’t in any position that would hinder him from offering to help Myrtle or even to stop Tom from abusing her.
So they risk an arrest or a crash. The other participant would say that everyone else is too drunk. Sometimes their friends are too hammered to drive and just buzzed, so they become their designated driver. Another excuse is that it’s a holiday, and holiday means relaxing after busy weeks. It’s one of those weekends when they’ve been warned that hordes of people are on the roads, and plenty of people will have been imbibing before getting behind the wheel.
By moving the party to a commercial area, not only is crowd noise addressed, but a more confined location aids in controlling the ingress and egress of people and alcohol. In a residential area, the governance of alcohol is nearly impossible, but a new location with controlled entry, ensures more sway of the party’ environment. Therefore, the second most important factor to control is alcohol, followed by police student relations. As with any proposed changes to the “problematic party”, each presents notable drawbacks. The first being, a change in location has the potential to disenfranchise those who attend religiously.
Scout believes that because of his appearance as appearing to be drunk when in town he is an evil man. He later reveals it is only coca-cola to the children. This shocks Scout. He explains “ When I come to town. Which is seldom, if I weave a little and drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond’s in the clutches of whiskey- That’s why he won’t change his ways” (Lee 268).