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51: Human Rights In Kuwait
Human Rights: Yet another commodity for the new society or a necessity? As one stands on the doorsteps of a new millennium, one can only imagine the future ahead. With the globalization movement making its way around the world, issues such as human rights are coming up, and are becoming international issues of concern rather than local ones. International organizations monitor governments and note the extent to which those governments adhere to and respect human rights. In the age of globalization, free trade between the nations of the world exists along with a sizeable transfer of knowledge and technology. And for one nation to succeed in that new environment it ...
52: The US Government
... became the Attorney General of Arkansas. From this political position, he moved higher up in the ranks and in 1978 won the election for the gubernatorial seat of Arkansas. In the 1980 elections, however, William (Bill) was defeated by Republican Frank White. As the youngest governor of Arkansas in 40 years, Bill then became the youngest ex-governor in United States history. During the interim, Clinton was hired by the law firm Wright, Lindsey and Jennings. In the 1982 elections, Mr. Clinton went after the position of ... had the possibility of a Democratic Party presidential nomination, but he refused to run. Finally, in 1991, Clinton announced that he was going to run for President of the United States. In the 1992 election, Bill Clinton ran against Republican incumbent George Herbert Walker Bush and independent Ross H. Perot. During the campaign, Bill met with some difficulty when the media discovered that he had dodged the Vietnam draft, been ...
53: The Equal Rights Amendment
The Equal Rights Amendment "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex." In 1923, this statement was admitted to Congress under the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). The ERA was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution granting equality between men and women under the law. If the Era was passed, it would have made unconstitutional any laws ...
54: A Gold Rush Leads To War
... invalid, but the entire case had been unconstitutional, because blacks, according to their claims, had no right to sue whites in any court, much less the United States Supreme Court. This total denial of blacks' rights ignited a violent fury in abolitionists everywhere, and inspired an equally defiant spirit among pro-slavery activists. In 1859, John Brown again made headlines by raiding an armory at Harper's Ferry, Virginia. Brown apparently ... and divided the Confederacy in half, with strong Union armies expanding from the middle. The Confederacy was being torn down from the inside out. In July of 1864, the Union Congress proposed the Wade-Davis Bill, which would have made reacceptance into the Union more difficult for the rebels who wished to set up provisional Union governments in occupied states. Lincoln defeated the bill by a pocket veto, meaning he kept the bill unsigned for ten days, whereafter the bill became invalid. This angered the "Radical Republicans" who wished to take revenge on the south for their atrocities, ...
55: Evolution of Individual Rights Prior to the Constitutional Convention
Evolution of Individual Rights Prior to the Constitutional Convention Our Constitution and our laws are founded upon English law. That system started with the Magna Charta in 1215. Regarded as the foundation of English Constitutional Liberty, it: regulated the administration of justice, secured personal liberties and rights, set the limits of taxation, and laid down the privileges of the church. In 1297 Magna Charta was reconfirmed by King Edward as the common law of the court. Although, Magna Charta was actually dedicated to feudal rights, the freedoms of the church and cities, and protection of the Barony from the king's abuses, the document had a double significance: it was in the form of a contract between the king' ...
56: Richard Henry Lee
... reasons: (1) He felt that the Constitution would rob the states of their power; (2) and that it was unfair to the people of the United States. Lee also felt that there should be a Bill of Rights that would guarantee individuals’ and states’ rights. During the Virginia Convention of 1788, Richard Lee voted against the ratification of the Constitution. The first main reason why Richard Henry Lee opposed the Constitution was because he felt that the Constitution would “ ...
57: The Communications Decency Act
... something has to be done about the pornography and other inappropriate info on the net. On February 1, 1995, Senator Exon, a Democrat from Nebraska, and Senator Gorton, a Republican from Washington, introduced the first bill towards regulating online porn. This was the first incarnation of the Telecommunications Reform Bill. On April 7, 1995, Senator Leahy, a Democrat from Vermont, introduces bill S714. Bill S714 is an alternative to the Exon/Gorton bill. This bill commissions the Department of Justice to study the problem to see if additional legislature (such as the CDA) is even necessary. ...
58: To Judge A Book By Its Cover
... the child would have been stopped, by the cover indicating a specific age required. According to the American Library Association, any attempt to restrict access to library services, materials, and facilities strictly violates the Library Bill of Rights. Article V of the Library Bill of Rights states, A person s right to use a library should not be denied or abridged because of origin, age, background, or views. The right to use a library includes free access to, ...
59: The American Constitution
... Constitution. This Constitution is a document written by "outcasts" of England. The Constitution of the United States sets forth the nation's fundamental laws. It establishes the form of the national government and defines the rights and liberties of the American people. It also lists the aims of the government and the methods of achieving them. The Constitution was written to organize a strong national government for the American states. Previously ... government are divided into three different branches, executive, legislative, and judicial. Written constitutions, both federal and state, form a system of separated powers. Amendment, in legislation, is a change in a law, or in a bill before it becomes a law. Bills often have amendments attached before a legislature votes on them. Amendments to the Constitution of the United States may be proposed in two ways: (1) If two-thirds of ... executive branch includes the President the vice President, the cabinet and all federal departments, and most governmental agencies. All executive power is vested in the President [US Const. Art. II, sec 1, cl. 1], currently Bill Clinton, who serves a four-year term. The President is the commander in Chief of the military [US Const. Art. II, sec 2, cl. 1], and has primary authority over foreign affairs. The President ...
60: The vast cyber-frontier is being threatend with censorship from the government
... frontier is being threatend with censorship from the government. Internet censorship should be left up to the individual not the governments discretion. I. Censoring the Internet. A. Clinton passes the C.D.A. B. Our rights as Americans. C. Exon's victory. D. What's really online. E. Strike to free expresson on Compuserve. II. Where the Internet stands now. A. Judges Panel. B. Congress and other's opinions. C. Background information. D. Other opinions. III. Solutions. A. Family's responsibility. B. Censorship Software. C. Civil Rights. * Conclusion. After threatening the Communications Decency Act with a vetos of the past versions, President Bill Clinton signed the bill into law on February 8, 1996.1 Before hand, congress approved the largest change of the nation's communications laws in 62 years. One of the largest controversial topics included ...

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