The Complete Idiot’s Guide to the U.S. Constitution did a break down on what the whole Second Amendment really means. The militia clause, the Articles of Confederation said that the states should have militias, but made no mention of individual gun ownership. Sure there was a reason why guns were really included in the Constitution, its because hunting was an important source of food for so many people and of course personal protection. There really wasn’t any political motivations for ensuring gun rights, the Americans themselves mistrusted the armies. It makes me wonder why of all things, that Americans wouldn’t trust their own armies. It must have been the Revolutionary War, when the nation’s independence had been arned through bloody victories
The cause that lead to the Progressive era was the Gilded Age. Industrialization during the Gilded Age is what lead to urbanization and new ideas in the Progressive era. The Progressive era was a period of social activism and political reform across the United States during the 1890s-1920s. During this period, the Progressive movement was focused on eliminating corruption within the government. It covered social reform issues relating to female suffrage, education, working conditions, unionization, urbanization, industrialization and child labor. It also called for political reforms attacking bribery, corruption, political machines, regulation of Big Business and corporations. In the course of transitioning from the Gilded Age into the Progressive
The biggest enemy to the end of the financial crisis and the beginning of an economic recovery is Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson himself. Lets forget for a minute that the decision by Paulson and Bernanke to let Lehman Brothers fail was the precipitating event leading to credit markets freezing up and the first round of financial panic. Since then, the two have been working diligently to correct this collosal mistake. But separating actions from words, we see that words are in fact much more potent.
In "Blue-Collar Brilliance" Mike Rose Shares his perspective on how education is not Intelligence. He lets us know how growing up he was around a bunch of Blue-Collar workers himself, and how intelligence is not based on the education you have but what you can Develop on your own from just being open minded. He explains to use how blue-collar jobs take a toll on both body and mind. He believes that you don't need to be taught things to develop intelligence that your intelligence comes from within. He shared the different stories of blue-collar workers life that he experience such as his mother and his uncle to help us see that even if you don't have a high education and a college degree you can still become a successful. He wants use to see that blue-collar jobs take more intelligence then what we think: it's more than just an elementary job.
The teacher is walking by and giving back your tests. The girl in front of you got an A, then the teacher gives you your test and you failed. Your disapointed but, the teacher says you will learn from it. “Sometimes, you’ll never know which areas need improvement unless you fail” (there is no author). In “Failure is a Good Thing” by John Carroll, the author is telling how failing is a good thing because you learn through your mistakes. Everyone should fail its how you learn. He is blunt/easy to understand. As well as no one is perfect.
In the essay “Blue-Collar Brilliance” it begins with a fairly detailed description of Mike Rose’s mother at her work as a waitress in Los Angeles during the 1950’s, when he was a child. Mike Rose is a professor at the UCLA graduate school of education and information studies. This article originally appeared in 2009 in the American Scholar, a magazine published by the Phi Beta Kappa Society. Rose’s intended audience for this article is white collar workers, who usually hold a negative perspective towards their colleagues who aren’t as well educated as them. Mike Rose uses his mother and uncle as examples of his argument that those without formal education have important kinds of intelligence as well just in different ways. He also points out that people assume less time in school means that a person is less intelligent.
In John Steinbeck’s novella Of Mice and Men, Steinbeck uses a line from Robert Burns poem “To a Mouse” to portray the theme that the main characters failure is inevitable; the forces acting upon this are Lennie’s display of his growing disability, and that nobody believes they can do it, plus the men’s inability to stay in one place.
College was always one of my biggest goals and something i do not plan on giving up on not even with the thought I possibly will be in debt during or after i get my college diploma. But this isn't the same situation for other young adults throughout the US, a lot of young adults don't even dream of college because of student debt. The thought of it alone almost made me feel like it’s something impossible.
Susan Sontag, an author of the essay “Imagination Disaster,” explores the world of science fiction as she discusses the tropes in films from the mid-1900s. Throughout her essay, Sontag analyzes why these types of films were created, and basically ties her discussion with humanity. With the growing technological advances, science fiction films state specific things about how science threatens humanity. She also ties her discussion to how sci-fi films tend to serve an attempt at distributing a balance between humanity and the technological world. Sontag claims that science fiction films has suspense, shock, surprises, has an inexorable plot, and how they invite a dispassionate, aesthetic view of destruction and violence. She also states that sci-fi is touching and some of it is depressing. Basically, detects war that opposes no problems or moral qualifications. Finally, she makes a claim that science technology is a good unifier and how they create a utopian society where everyone thinks alike. Sontag states powerful claims that are indeed true. In fact, Guardians of The Galaxy vol. 2 is an excellent sci-fi film that supports Susans claims.
In All the Presidents' Bankers, Nomi Prins argues that the associations between the leaders of the largest banks and the presidents of the last century influenced economic policy in the U.S. and other countries. The presidents and the bankers worked together to make the U.S. the most powerful nation in the world. However, the bankers wanted power and profit without regard to the harm they caused people in the U.S and other countries. Although Prins’ commentary is biased, her arguments are well-supported and based on extensive research.
In America, before the GIlded Age no one had seen the way Andrew Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, and J.P. Morgan collected the amount of wealth that they gained in the amount of time it took them to get it. In creating wealth for themselves John D. Rockefeller, Andrew Carnegie, and J.P. Morgan effected and created positive attitudes and people loved the way they did things. However, the wealth Rockefeller, Morgan, and Carnegie collected wasn’t the problem rather than the way they got their wealth was more so seen as the problem. Although they had an ongoing effect on America and even modern day, today there could still have been a better way in making other people’s life easier and better not just theirs. Therefore, John D. Rockefeller, Andrew
J.P. Morgan also greatly impacted investment through his firms and banks. According to “John Pierpont Morgan”, “John Pierpont Morgan (1837-1913) was probably the most important and powerful business investment banker in U.S. history.” J.P. Morgan, at age 23, he founded his own company J. Pierpont Morgan and Co. (John Pierpont Morgan). After consolidating many railroads, he began to gain respect in the banking community which led him to even more business ventures (John Pierpont Morgan). In the coming years after the founding of J. Pierpont Morgan and Co. he invested in General Electric and would make the largest deal of his life which was the creation of the world’s largest steel company (John Pierpont Morgan).
Alan Greenspan was nominated in 1987 by Ronald Reagan to be the chairman of the Federal Reserve. He served 5 terms in this position and was also nominated by Presidents Bush and Clinton. During his terms he expressed his thoughts on fiscal conservatism and the housing bubble. In addition, he also caused a big drop in the stock market.
“Chasing Madoff”, a documentary released in 2010 portrays the way the whistleblower, Harry Markopolos, uncovered Bernie Madoff’s fraud scheme and his ten-year struggle to get the SEC to investigate. The documentary begins with an introduction to Harry Markopolos and his former coworkers Frank Casey and Neil Chelo. The three men work in finance, with investment portfolios. They were aware that in the finance industry there was much talk about an investment company making their customers high returns. Casey came across some investment information from a client of Madoff and gives the information to Markopolos to look over. Markopolos claims it took him five minutes to determine Madoff’s investment enterprise was a Ponzi scheme. After obtaining
The American corporate system has long faced ethical concerns amongst the citizens of the United States. Often, corporate greed undermines morality and often furthers an agenda that puts profit ahead of people. A prime historical example of this case in ethical obligations is the case of the Enron Scandal of 2001. The CEOs of this Scandal hid millions of dollars of debt from their balance sheets and were able to extort money from shareholders based on surging stock prices, fueled solely on false pretenses propagated by the CEO (citation). This is a modern example of an ethical lapse by a corporate model catering to the public. This same notion of moral wrong-doing is equivalent to the movies Scarface and Double Indemnity. This paper will discuss