The Importance of Obeying Government in Our Society

The Importance of Obeying Government in Our Society

In our society, we are so accustomed to the norm of having some greater institution behind the laws that govern us that the thought of something being otherwise has the notion of chaos behind it. One has every right to express their views if they believe a government is morally wrong. However, breaking a law is much too vio…

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The Second Amendment and the Issue of Gin Control

In the event of human history, liberty has struggled to free itself from the confines of oppression. Be it from Caesars, dictators, kings or pharaohs, the people lived as subjects rather than citizens. The manner in which these men controlled the masses wasn’t by coercion, but by force. The world controlled by a leader and…

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The Issue of Bullying in Our Society

You and Me As kids we were always told to “walk a mile in someone else’s shoes” and see the world from their perspective. We were asked how would that make you feel if you were them. We were constantly asked to analyze situations from an alternate perspective. With the rising rates of bullying with the changing times and…

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The Issue of Abortion

This short story centers around a couple talking about a ‘procedure’. It becomes clear, through lines such as “let the air in”, “it’s the only thing that’s made us unhappy”, “Once they take it away, you never get it back”, that the procedure they’re speaking of is actually an abortion, and that the couple are discussing whe…

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The Ethical Dilemma we face in Life

An ethical dilemma is defined as “a choice between two options, both of which will bring a negative result based on society and personal guidelines” (n.d 2016). Ethical dilemmas are often faced when your own moral code is challenged against rules that are set in place. A common environment for a person to encounter an eth…

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Differences Between Traditional Families and Modern Families in Rereading America: Quality Time by Gary Colombo

There are several differences between Traditional families and Modern families. In Rereading America: Quality Time by Gary Colombo he states that so many families today are not spending enough quality time together and are losing all of their traditional background that they were raised to have. In that case, so many of us…

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The Importance of Gun Control in America

America has the highest amount of gun related deaths each year in the
world. “In Germany 381, in France 255, in Canada 165 in the United Kingdom
68, in Australia 65, in Japan 39 and in the United States, 11,127” (Moore
Michael, 51:15-51:48). Since the United States has the highest number of
deaths, it is important to have g…

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An Examination of the Issues of Gun Control and Violence on Individual School Shooting

Introduction: The individual school shootings have brought to a head the reason why people are motivated to be involved in school shootings. In 2015 alone, there have been many more school shootings throughout America. This has brought awareness around the country among the students and families. Violence in TV, movies, and…

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The Beginnings of American Gun Culture in Arming America by Michael Bellesiles

Arming America, the origins of a national gun culture by Michael Bellesiles. This book brings to light america gun culture and how it started. He uses this book to attack the fundamental argument of the supporters of the rights of gun ownership. His thesis for this book is that the gun culture arose in the 1850s and not in…

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The Major Disadvantages of Living in a City

Have you ever thought about the disadvantages of living in a city than living in a suburb? There are multiple disadvantages for both, but there are more for living in a city. For a young family living in a city is hard, and finding a place to raise their kids and finding a home. These families have found that it is better t…

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The Impact of Colonialism and Apartheid on Women

Colonialism and Apartheid has a major impact on women, not only were they
supposed to deal with racial discrimination but also gender discrimination.
The controlled movement of African women through the natives’ urban areas
act of 1923 meant that women had very limited resources to health care and
birth control. Abortion, h…

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Critical Evaluation of My Own Social Biography

Introduction One’s social biography plays a vital role in helping us to understand society itself, it is Durkheim (1972: 498-499) who said that, “sociology would have not achieved it’s task as long as it failed to go deep into the minds of the individuals in order to relate the institutions it seeks to explain to their p…

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The Use of N-Word in the United States

Usage of the N-word The famous American building, the Pentagon, has twice as many bathrooms as are necessary. The structure was built in the 1940s, when segregation laws were present and demanded that separate bathrooms be installed for African-Americans. There are still hints of racism in the air even after the abolishmen…

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The Role of Women in European Society

The role of women in European society changed considerably during the sixteenth and seventeenth century. Women had new political prominence and new economic functions. In politics, female prominence turned out to be transitory. The remarkable queens of the late sixteenth century- Elizabeth I, Mary, Queen of Scots, and Cathe…

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The Rapid Development and Spread of Firearms

In the century between 1450 and 1550, gunpowder was introduced and widely developed as instruments of destruction. It was further developed into portable firearms and greatly sped up the speed of war. It was also the main reason for the death of cavalry units and chivalry codes. Before firearms were introduced to Europe, fo…

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The Issue of Privacy in Our Society: Why Privacy Matters Even if You Have Nothing to Hide by Daniel Solove

In the current society, the term privacy is ever becoming ubiquitous.
Furthermore, the earlier mentioned term is seen in different primary and
secondary sources such as social network sites, online transactions and so
forth. Therefore, in the essay, “why privacy matters even if you have
nothing to hide” that was published i…

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The Struggles of Malala Yousafzai in Fighting for the Freedom of Education

How did you feel about getting an education as a child? When you were young, did you ever tell your parents or friends how much you hated school? On the one hand, conventional wisdom has it that education is a right of all people; consequently, children tend to grow up loathing school. American children tend to believe that…

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The Usage of Steroids in the United States

Throughout history norms have been an essential part of society. Norms are the social guidelines that dictate the behavior individuals are expected to follow. When an individual violates these norms they are considered deviant because they do not follow the guidelines and behavior of society. In society today the use of ste…

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The Injustices of the Correctional System; the Kalief Browder Story

The United States currently has the most people incarcerated in the entire world. The overpopulation of prisons may lead to many other issues in Corrections. The Kalief Browder shows the injustices being done by our Correctional system. Kalief Browder had to endure many hardships in Rikers Island due to the misuse of Americ…

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The Consequences of Plagiarism

Plagiarism Vignettes Plagiarism is a serious issue in society today. It is taken very seriously in America, especially in schools and universities. Plagiarism is when you steal someone’s ideas. You can plagiarize in several ways and get in trouble. You can take word to word of something someone has written, quote and parap…

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The Positive Effects of Being a Vegetarian

Being a Vegetarian Dear Society, Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “You have just dined, and however scrupulously the slaughterhouse is concealed in the graceful distance of miles, there is complicity.” He is saying no matter how gourmet the meat you just ate was, the place it was put together was filled with wrong doing. In…

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Legalization of Marijuana in Colorado and Washington

Legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington Legalizing Marijuana has been a controversial issue for the past couple of years. It is however recently legalized in Colorado and Washington. Even though it is legal in those two states, there are still some restrictions that apply. You need to be twenty one or older to…

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The Importance of Convergence Culture

Convergence Culture Today, our society and its culture has combined, mixed and repeated old media. People have taken ideas from older inventors and artists to come up with better and more efficient ways of doing things in the modern day society. Henry Jenkins argues that old media collides with new media. He argues that ol…

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The Negative Effects of Alcohol Abuse

We have decided to target alcohol abuse to decrease the prevalence of coronary heart disease in our community. The American Heart Association has shown that drinking more than the recommended one rink for women and two drinks for men can cause in increase in high blood pressure, obesity, and stroke,…

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Drug Use and Drug Abuse in the United States

This paper is a detailed summary of chapter 8 in the book, “Introduction to Social Work and Social Welfare.” (Zastrow, 2014). The chapter discusses drug use and abuse in the U.S. All the major issues, as discussed by the author, are highlighted and discussed in brief. The issues covered in the summary are: definition of dr…

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