I believe the principle of federalism did work in the case of Hurricane Katrina because federalism is the subject to the powers of several government units by the citizens. In the time of Katrina before the storm the locals such as mayor, policemen and working men would gather all resources for the citizens to prepare for the storm. Building the shelters and contacting the State, which made evacuations declare and curfews made. Once the State got involved they started to prepare development officials and stand by. State of emergency was declared by this time and soon they asked for help from the federal, also known to be the president of FEMA or Military.
Before the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001, our country had gone through the policing eras of “the political, reform, and community with the four different policing models of traditional, community policing, problem-oriented and zero-tolerance” (Oliver, 2006, p. 49). The attack caused major changes in policing for several reasons. The main reason was a fear by the citizens of another major attack. In 2004 several polls were conducted to measure the fear factor of general
Contrary to popular belief, the first largest race riot in Detroit on June 20th, 1943, was started by whites. World War II was underway which created more needs than the average company could produce. Jobs were being created as a result for the need of supplies. As the leading industry of manufacturing, Detroit was transformed into production of war vehicles and needs. Recruiters traveled to the south in promotion of
It destroyed the entire city of Chicago leaving a mark on the lives of its people will never forget. The reason of the fire remains unknown but could have been prevented if the city had had better structures. But what is known for sure is that the fire could have been prevented if they had not made so many mistakes. As a result of the fire, Chicago was rebuild and now is one of the most prosperous and important cities of the United
Chennai Floods (2015-2016) made a huge impact on the livelihood of several thousands of Indians due to improper planning and inability to take immediate action. Research by Anbarasi (2015) on disaster management in Chennai made an effort to fragment the social media users who have shared comments about the Chennai recent flood and its disaster and to recognize their demographics. The results were inconclusive as limited study was done on the usage of social media. It has been observed that many volunteers use social media to respond to the crisis. One of the most important requirement during the crisis is to identify and manage resources and seekers.
President Bush signed a $10 billion relief package within four days of the hurricane, he ordered 7,000 troops to help with relief efforts. There was also concern that many National Guard units were short staffed in states surrounding, because some were deployed overseas and recruiting efforts in schools and the community had been shorted. Due to the slow response to the hurricane, New Orleans's top emergency management official called it a "national disgrace" and questioned when additional aid would actually reach the desperate city. The city's emergency ops chief Terry Ebbert blamed the response on the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The mayor Ray Nagin expressed his anger at what he claimed were lousy reinforcements provided by the President and the federal government.
In the 1860s, the production of war materials became a high level of importance to industries and companies in Atlanta. This increase of production led to the increase of the railroad system. Although present and in use before the Civil War, the railroad gained a new purpose and aided in transportation of materials throughout the region and increased the spreading of ideas and innovations. Before troops left for the March to the Sea, in 1864, “fire and Union soldiers demolished the city’s railroad depots, the roundhouse, the machine shops, and all other railroad support buildings.” (Ambrose) The repercussions of the fire left Atlanta with less resources than before, ultimately taking away all that Atlanta had developed into being, yet giving the city a blank slate to become something greater. Once again, the railroad system was a huge developmental factor that contributed to the redevelopment of Atlanta.
But, around the mid 1970s gentrification started to become common in the United States. There are many different factors that contribute to the existence of the phenomena. And it was also said that there numerous economic, social and political consequences that it bring to every country. Of course, it looks impossible to eradicate every negative impacts it bring, so most of the people refer gentrification as a double-edged sword, as it gives and offers both positive and negative impacts and effects to the different aspects of the society. But the questions are how does gentrification became prevalent to the urbanized countries?
Societies often change as a result of wars, for example, France after its Revolutionary War. Throughout history, American society has been altered due to the many wars the country has fought. One specific war which has made an impact is World War II. Not only did fighting on foreign fronts impact society, but the experiences of those left behind at the home front has also significantly influenced society. The many trials which women and Japanese-Americans faced have changed the way that American society functions.
Hurricane Katrina “ What changed in the United States with Hurricane Katrina was a feeling that we have entered a period of consequences ” ( “Al Gore” AZ Quotes ). This quote was said by former Vice President, Al Gore, and he believed that Global Warming was to blame for Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane comes from spanish word “ huracán ” which was borrowed from Taino Indians word “ hurakán ” which means center of the wind ( Hurricane Katrina Devastates ) . Katrina formed August 23, 2005, when it had hit New Orleans, in early morning of the 29th. Katrina was designed as a Category 3 hurricane but , peaked at a Category 5.
Hurricane Katrina and Super Storm Sandy both brought disaster in their wake, but from the hardships that followed, came the united work force of the local communities that were affected. Journalist Kaid Benfield reported in regards to Katrina, and how the combined effort of local volunteers and provincial resources like the PRC (Preservation Resource Center) or RTNO (Rebuilding Together New Orleans) had brought relief. Work ranged from, rebuilding and inhabiting homes, primarily focusing on the urban poor, to restoring historic neighborhoods with the goal to protect their rich culture. Likewise, environmental journalist Ben Jervey who covered Super Storm Sandy noted similar efforts in regards to locality. Both community leaders and planners
There was no way of knowing what operating procedures were missed during the attack on 9/11 due to the unforeseen magnitude of the situation. Radio towers and cellular towers were only able to handle so much. Since 9/11 many changes have taken place. Visa applicants will now be fingerprinted, screened and double checked against previous fingerprints to make certain that their fingerprint match that of their visas. The improved terrorist watch list is widely accessible to all states of government and even airports.
The films The Nine Lives of Marion Barry and Anita, contribute to history in allowing us to go back in the past to see how we as a society chose how to handle scandals, which creates certain expectation and set boundaries during the era in which they occurred. With this information, we can then redefine the differences between events in the past and compare them today. For example, Barry was elected into office countless times after countless drug scandals surfaced about his coke addition, yet Anita Hill’s reputation was destroyed after she accused Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment. Many would consider this to be great injustice, resulting in confusion. As a result, the media plays such an important role in helping us understand and in showing how some scandals are very specific to time, place, and culture which is why people react differently to them.