In Oklahoma however, drug offenders share about 30 percent of their prison population. Ending the War on Drugs will not end mass incarceration alone. The federal government and a handful of states have successfully reduced their incarcerated populations by reforming their drug policies, and these can also work with other policies as
In “Immigration by Decade”, the table shows that from 1861-1910 the total amount of immigrants in America increased from 2.3 million to 8.8 million. This influx of immigrants were able to work quickly after arriving because all of these big industries needed a lot of labor workers. This led to success for many businesses in America. In opposition to this, this influx of immigration did bring negatives with them. All of these immigrants going to the same urban areas led to cities being very over crowded.
Billion Dollar Congress (1889)- The Billion Dollar Congress was put on the third level of good because it provided impactful social reforms, but it became interested in the increasing revenues and protecting the Republican industrialist, which led them to favor the upper class on certain circumstances. The fifty-first congress received its nickname from being the first to pass a billion dollar budget, made up of the United States Senate and House of Representatives. The congress provided benefits for the Civil War veterans and increased the amount of the governments purchases of silver, expanding the authority of the federal government. McKinley Tariff (1890)- The McKinley Tariff is in the second level of bad because it gave them no option
One theory that can explain the topic of Mass Incarceration is that people are being sent to jail more and more for a longer period of time. Also, there is an obvious and high rate imprisonment within the community of color. For many years we have been told that the number one reason for increasing rates of incarceration is due to the war on drugs but in recent years we are learning through statistics that it not just drugs. Legislating has passed many new and tougher sentencing laws over the past 35 years. To explain prison growth, in state prisons 90 percent of prisoners only about 17 percent of incarcerated are due to drug offenses.
The U.S. leads all nations in opioid usage. Another 8 million use cocaine in the U.S. this number is 3rd overall across all nations. These statistics have lead me and many others to believe the war on drugs is anything besides a success. Opposing views claim, that the war on drugs has been rather successful.
The United States has been dealing with what people call “The war on drugs” for over three decades. Over the years, drug experimentation has become very popular amongst young, middle class Americans. At first, Marijuana was a very common drug to use but as time went on hardcore drug experimentation became the new “thing”. Although the government did crackdown on major drug dealers, they paid little to no attention to the issue. It wasn 't until Nixon called on The War On Drugs.
During World War Two, the US spent greatly on expanding its military to fight the war on multiple fronts. When the war ended, the US had accumulated vast debt; debt as a percentage of GDP was a whopping 120%. The world was in a state of rapid modernization, so rather than cut all the policies enacted to combat the effects of the Great Depression, the government increased spending. For more than a decade, it ran consecutive deficits, investing heavily in infrastructure and social policies. Over the 30 years following World War Two, despite only achieving surpluses twice, debt as a percentage of GDP fell from 120% to just 20%.
While these drugs are still in used all over, a steady decline of LSD use has been seen in recent years. The 1987 National Household Survey of Drug Abuse stated that three percent of students between the ages of twelve and seventeen had used acid at least once in their life. Before Acid made its way out of the lab and was used by hippies, the U.S. government was running top secret tests on hundreds of unsuspecting American civilians and military personnel.
Since President Nixon began his war on drugs in 1971, there have been 45 million arrests and have spent billions of dollars in the fight against public enemy number one in the United States: consumption and drug trafficking. However, drugs are becoming cheaper and pure and access to them ever easier. Under President Nixon emphasized treating addicts, but, over the years, the focus has been on criminalizing consumers, and created a system that measures the police efficiency, rewards and amounts depending on the number of arrests. The documentary "The House I Live I" is an accurate portrait of the American judicial system intricate in its relentless fight against drug trafficking, which has resulted in violations of human rights and individual
Talk about drug use being the nation’s number one problem was the main topic of conversation. “In 1985, the proportion of Americans polled who saw drug abuse as the nation’s ‘number one problem’ was just 2-6 percent. The figure grew through the remainder of the 1980s until, in September 1989, it reached a remarkable 64 percent […]” (2). The 21st century rolled around and a new president was voted into office. The constant remainder of unlawful drug use and the rising rate of overdose fatalities filled the minds of fellow Americans.
Money, Riches and, Wealth, are all the things people wanted back in the 1920s to now in 2017. Having money was the most important thing after the war. Everyone wanted to make themselves look good. In the movies The Great Gatsby everyone was wealthy. People showed of their manchones and all their riches.
The song “Candles in the Sun” performed by R&B artist Miguel, discussed about the social issue on drug usages. Miguel referred to “babies on crack” as an ironic statement, to exemplify how younger generations were being exposed to drugs at an early age. Many younger generations who were being exposed to drugs, often have health issues or even die at a young age. Therefore, Miguel stated “may we all live long”, to addressed how the social issue on the usage of drugs can impact a person well being. Drug usages at an early age impacts on American culture by bringing negativity into America’s society and to the rising cause of death, causing other people lives rather then themselves too.
Global warming. Overpopulation. The lack of food and poor soil. The Government controlment over everything. The Earth as we know it is becoming more and more deteriorated.
In The Truth About the 1980’s Economy, Michael Schaller explains that “ put simply, the rich got richer and everyone else tread water.” In other words, Schaller suggests that the 1980’s age of Reaganomics wasn’t as renowned as some modern conservatives may suggest, and that under Reagan’s presidency majority of America did not financially benefit. Although Reagan was skilled in having corporate America succeed, the average American citizen did not gain the same prosperity. In Friday Night Lights, the small town of Odessa is a truly American town based in Texas that was widely traditional in values, and conservative in politics. Through Schaller’s perspective, the town is quite paradoxical because although they support and vote for conservative
“Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone… just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages you had.” -Nick Carroway “People who have been given advantages due to [social] class, education, and/or wealth have more of an obligation to serve others.” - Nick Carroway’s father. The two quotes above state that some people don’t have the luxuries that others have.