1885 Northwest Rebellion

1885 Northwest Rebellion

The Northwest Rebellion of 1885 was a time of discontent among the Metis and Indian people with the Federal Government. Land titles were not respected, treaties weren?t being fulfilled, and the CPR fiasco are just some of the trigger factors that sparked this revolt. Led by Louis Riel, the revolt was a desperate reaction by the Metis against the government?s treatment of their people. This paper is set out to illustrate the events that caused the Northwest Rebellion of 1885 and its results.
The acquisition of the Northwest or ?Rupert?s Land? by the Federal government led to a chain of events which triggered the uprising from the Metis in the Red River Settlement of Manitoba. The government of John A. Macdonald needed to acquire Rupert?s Land because the Americans were keen on annexing the land. Negotiations started in 1868 in London between Canada and the Hudson Bay Company (HBC). In 1869-70, one of the largest real-estate deals in history took place, Canada paid the HBC a cash amount of ?300,000 and gave the HBC one-twentieth of the land to maintain its trading posts. The establishment of a temporary colonial

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Bangladesh Refugees

Bangladesh Refugees

The Migrants
Our home minister ordered the deportation of ?illegal? Bangladeshi immigrants and these non-citizens, wearily made their way back from the country they had made their home. It was a sequence so bizarre, it jars the senses: That globalised India, with a proud population of emigrants ? pravasis, H1B visa holders, even illegal migrants ? should think nothing of turning out immigrants settled on its own soil. Inevitably, then, the train to Bangladesh brings to mind searing images of another time 55 years ago: Images of frightened men and women huddled into trains shuttling across partitioned India. It is clear that ?operation illegal immigrants? is a political move.
There are an estimated 15 million Bangladeshis living in India It is jobs which are the biggest attraction for the majority of them. There is also a small percentage of Hindus who have fled their homeland to escape repression. But some of us tend to believe that the Hindu immigrants are refugees while Muslims are infiltrators, which is an irony to the two-nation theory. It is an irony to how we justify our emigration to the appealing west, but turn down their appeal to immigrate to India, where life seems to be

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Race & Ethnicity

Race & Ethnicity

Race & Ethnicity

The world?s inhabitants are categorized by many characteristics. These characteristics place those into segregated groups with people who possess that same quality. These groupings are usually determined by one?s customs, appearance, language, etc. There are thousands of categories that one person can belong under but the two of the most defining and recognized characteristic is one?s race and ethnicity. These aspects of one?s life are present and imaged in each activity and are evident factor in the entertainment realm as well as art.
In the novel, How Race is lived in America, three authors present their stories that dive into the realities of race and ethnicity. These stories possess an obvious connection to everyday encounters and question the views on race and ethnicity.
The first article, Shared prayers, Mixed Blessings written by Kevin Sack, demonstrates the changes that occur with one?s tolerance and acceptance people have with another?s race and more specifically between blacks and white.
Shared Prayers, Mixed Blessings, exemplifies the church, a place for all people in the eyes of God, and how the change of something traditional creates a discomfort. Moreover, the Churchgoers find it difficult to except this idea of integration into

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15th And 16th Century Slavery

15th And 16th Century Slavery

15th & 16th Century Slavery

?New slavery began with middle eastern and north African Muslims, then carried onto the European Christians, who turned African slavery into an intercontinental business.? (pg 32 Enduring Vision 4th edition)?
Slavery already existed in the fifteenth century in west Africa. Kings and emperors owned slaves, and so did many families. Usually the slaves, and their children, were taken in to the owners family as time passed.
New slavery developed because the Portuguese needed something cheaper and longer lasting than indentured slaves. Indentured slaves were usually low status people in debt or prisoners of war. They also needed to replace the Indian slaves because they kept dieing from malnutrition and disease. New slavery started when the Portuguese started traveling to Africa. They saw the Africans already using slavery. They decided to catch slaves from some tribes and trade them to others for gold and silver. This became very profiting for them.
The Portuguese and Spanish created large slave labor plantations when they immigrated to America. These plantations produced sugar for the European market. The Europeans began shipping Africans over to work on these plantations. New slavery replaced tradition slavery. This is because the black slaves were

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Australia Healthcare Compared To United States

Australia Healthcare Compared To United States

Australia?s major part of the national health care system is called ?Medicare?. Medicare provides high quality health care, which is both affordable and accessible to all Australians, often provided free of charge at the point of care (http://www.health.gov.). It are financed largely from general taxation revenue, which includes a Medicare levy based on a range of taxes, such as income tax, taxes on sales of goods and services and non-tax revenue, which together form consolidated revenue. Individuals at a basic rate of 1.5% of taxable income pay this Medicare levy. Taxpayers on high incomes who do not have private health insurance pay an additional one-percent of taxable income as part of the levy. Medicare covers people residing in Australia who are Australian citizens. All people eligible for Medicare upon admission to public hospitals are entitled to choose to be public patients or private patients. If they choose to be public patients, they receive free medical and allied health/paramedical care from doctors nominated by the hospitals, as well as free accommodation, meals and other health services while in hospital. Medicare patients who choose to be private patients in public hospitals is charged fees by doctors, and are charged by the hospital

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Rebel Without A Cause

Rebel Without A Cause

American cinema of the 1950?s returned to feel good films. The decade of prosperity was characterized as a return to the family. The invention of TV placed a new dynamic on family life. Families sat in marveled at the new genre of media seemingly 24 hours a day. The old values of the family had been manipulated with families now sitting in front of the TV during meals and usually the father parking himself in front of the TV for hours on end after a hard day at the office. Interaction between family members became strained and relationships changed. Many filmmakers of the time tried to capture the new family dynamics in their work. In 1955 Nicholas Ray put his spin on this issue with Rebel Without a Cause. Starring James Dean and Natalie Wood, Ray created a story with a rebellious teen trying to find his place in the world. Dean as troubled youth Jim Stark moves to a new town to hopefully start a new life. He finds a love interest in Natalie Wood?s character Judy. Proving hims!
elf to his peers was something that didn?t come as easy. Jim participated in switchblade fights and racing cars toward seaside

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The Ghosts Of Vilnius – Napoleons Failure Of The Moscow Camp

The Ghosts Of Vilnius – Napoleons Failure Of The Moscow Campaign Of 1812

Introduction to Napoleaon Bonaparte:
Napoleon Bonaparte, a common citizen from Corsica, rose up to the greatest heights based on personal merit and not on birth. The emperors, kings and princes of Europe were shaken, their armies and best generals were defeated, their countries were conquered and their capitols were captured. Napoleon re wrote the strategies of war during his time. Within a few short years he ruled France and half of the European Continent as no other man in history.

Although Napoleon Bonaparte fought many wars against his enemies, which brought destruction and death, he imposed, wherever he went, the benefits of the Civil Code. Feudalism, system of financial and judicial privileges for the aristocracy, was common in Europe at the beginning of Napoleons reign, and was practically non-existent at the end.

Napoleon reforms were years ahead of his time. He was a true visionary and changed the face of Europe and the world as we know it.
Among his feats were, he:

– improved educational system
– improved administration
– granted freedom of worship for all denominations
– encouraged industrialization
– encouraged and sponsored the sciences and arts
– brought the smallpox vaccination to the continent
– encouraged the use of gas lighting
– serfdom was abolished

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Abolish The Death Penalty

Abolish The Death Penalty

Abolish The Death Penalty

There is a definite problem concerning the death penalty in Illinois. Many deal with problems concerning the rights of the defendant while being on trial for murder; others deal with a convict?s rights after they are found guilty and sentenced to death. Should a convict have the right to re-trial if there isn?t an adequate amount of circumstantial evidence Should there be a criterion that has to be met by evidence in order to pursue the death penalty or should a court just be able to kill someone as long as they please
On March 9, 2000, George Ryan appointed a commission to determine whether or not Illinois capital punishment was fair and accurate. Many reforms were taken into action in the attempt to rid the Illinois death penalty of any flaws. I believe that this 24- month process was a big waste of time and effort. How exactly can the Illinois court system be re-defined to make it entirely fair and at the same time accurate How many times have you made a resolution that was deemed fair and accurate Probably never!
The actions taken to

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Public Enemy Number One

Public Enemy Number One

In Public Enemy Number One, Mike Males says, ?America, from Michael Medved to ?Mother Jones,? has discovered the real cause for our countries rising violence: television mayhem, Guns N? Roses, Ice-T, and Freddy Krueger.? This is a very strong statement. Placing all the blame for society?s problems on these factors is very risky.
Television, for example, does have some excessive violence. The fact that Tom and Jerry, run around throwing dynamite down each others throats, and dropping anvils on the others heads. This is nothing compared to the violence that occurs on the news everyday. Children know the difference between Tom and Jerry and real life. We know that Tom and Jerry aren?t really hurting each other, that they aren?t reality. They are cartoons. You can?t really paint a tunnel on a wall and run through it, children don?t believe this. Why would they believe that they could blow someone up and not hurt them While the school shootings on the news, are so real, it is hard to believe. Many television shows have positive messages about life, and how to deal with growing up. In a recent episode of 7th Heaven one of the children?s friends, Simon,

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Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia

Antonin Scalia was born in Trenton N.J. on March 11, 1936. He graduated from Harvard Law School in 1960 and later taught law at the University of Virginia from 1967 to 1971. He also taught at the University of Chicago from 1977 to 1982. He was named to the federal Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia in 1982 by President Ronald Reagan. Four years later he was nominated to the United States Supreme Court by Reagan, taking the seat previously held by William Rehnquist ascended to the position of chief justice.
Antonin Scalia is sometimes referred to as the first chief justice of Italian-American descent, but he is also known as the first Roman Catholic to be appointed to the nations highest court since William J. Brennan. Scalia, an outspoken conservative, showed himself eager to overrturn recent liberal precedents, and with Rehnquist along with Clarence Thomas, elected in 1991, formed the Courts right wing. A usual thing for Scalia is to write harsh dissenting and concurring opinions, where he engages in scathing attacks on the reasoning of other justices, even when he agrees with the conclusions of the judges he attacks. He sometimes calls the reasoning of other justices

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