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01 Aug 2022

The United States and the World - Transnational problems today as seen from Washington

Course material - 12 pages - Political science

In the document issued in September 2002, "The National Security Strategy of the USA", two essential goals of US national policy were stressed: the defeat of "Global terrorism" and "to prevent our enemies from threatening us, our allies, and our friends with weapons of mass destruction". Those...

10 May 2013

Black America's Transformation & Booker T. Washington

Case study - 4 pages - Political science

The 1960s were the time of significant, cultural change. This black revolution changed the lives of African Americans forever because it led to them acquiring the right to vote and the right to be treated equally. Before the 1960s, it was permissible to discriminate against African Americans when...

30 Jun 2011

The Underrated Backstory: Backstory as it 'Effects Our Nig' and 'Washington Square'

Book review - 2 pages - Literature

The information provided in a backstory is often integral to the development of characters and plot within a narrative. In both 'Our Nig' and 'Washington Square', an account of the events prior to those of the central plot provide necessary context for a clear and cohesive...

30 Jun 2011

The homes of Catherine in 'Washington Square' and Frado of 'Our Nig'

Essay - 2 pages - Literature

The homes of Catherine in 'Washington Square' and Frado of 'Our Nig' are essential to the development and understanding of these heroines. Each novel places emphasis on different aspects of the homes as they relate to the most involved characters of the novel, particularly...

29 Sep 2010

What impact might Canberra and Washington's close relationship have on Australia's future?

Essay - 16 pages - International relations

The world has witnessed rampant changes at a faster pace ever since the end of the Cold War. The beginning of the 21st century illustrates and highlights this idea of quick changes. Thus, changes in terms of increased terrorism, the new American foreign policy and the rise of China are few...

08 Apr 2010

Interpreting Washington's plans of African Americans in society and the political system post-slavery: The flaw of Du Bois' argument on Washington's program

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

In his autobiography, Up from Slavery (1901), Booker T. Washington, a renowned African American leader in the late nineteenth century, describes his influential life experiences and his hypotheses for black reconstruction. Washington provides detail about his childhood, his...

25 May 2010

Arab-Israeli conflict: From Copenhagen to Beijing and Washington to Jerusalem: American-Israeli relations cooling off

Thesis - 12 pages - International relations

Since the dawn of the industrial revolution there have been two consistent interlocking themes behind Middle Eastern-Great Power interactions. First, Great Powers have a tendency to view the Middle East as a strategic commodity, because of its geographic location and vital natural resources....

29 Jul 2009

Keynesian economics: The transition to the Washington consensus

Thesis - 5 pages - Economy general

Recent political events concerning the international economic downturn have revived the discussion of Keynesian economic theory due to the apparent failure of free market neo-liberalism. On 26 September, 2008, French President Nicolas Sarkozy remarked that “we must rethink the financial...

22 Jun 2009

A review of George Washington's presidency

Thesis - 5 pages - Social sciences

George Washington, born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family, inherited his famous Mt. Vernon estate at the age of 20, and until the outbreak of the American Revolution managed this estate and associated himself with the Virginia House of Burgesses. He was married to a widow, Martha...

15 Jan 2009

From Washington to Post-Washington Consensus: A Global Analysis

Essay - 9 pages - Economy general

During the 90s the Washington Consensus was the most popular economic framework used not only by Latin America but by countries all around the world. As Naim (2000) expresses, the term Washington Consensus soon acquired a life of its own, becoming a brand name known worldwide and...

29 Aug 2006

Is the Washington consensus dead ?

Essay - 10 pages - Economy general

“The Washington Consensus has been dead for years,” said the World Bank President James D. Wolfensohn at the opening of a conference on ‘Scaling up Poverty Reduction' in Shanghai on 25 May, 2004. “It's been replaced by all sorts of other consensuses. But today we're...

09 Mar 2002

'Washington bears a considerable amount of the responsibility for the radicalism of the Iranian Revolution and the resultant deterioration in US-Iranian relations'

Essay - 3 pages - International relations

'When examining the policies that the United States conducted toward Iran from 1945 to 1979, one cannot help but realize that Washington bears a considerable amount of the responsibility for the radicalism of the Iranian Revolution and the resultant deterioration in US-Iranian...

09 Mar 2002

"When you look back at the role that Washington has played between the Arabs and the Israelis, it is clear that the United States could end the Arab-Israeli conflict tomorrow, if it so desired"

Thesis - 3 pages - International relations

The picture taken at the Washington summit right after the Madrid conference just says it all: Rabin and Arafat, the representatives of the two most antagonistic peoples in the modern world, shake hands under Clinton's blessing. Thus it may seem that the American presence and participation...

01 Aug 2022

The United States and the World - Russia and China

Course material - 7 pages - Modern history

At the beginning of his first term, President Bush neglected Russia and considered China as the next major geopolitical adversary. At the same time, American analysts were quite confident that Washington would be able to manage the "Geostrategic Triad" between Washington, Moscow and...

08 Aug 2022

The United States and the World: A New World Order?

Course material - 7 pages - Political science

We remember George Bush's optimism in 1990: he had announced "A New World Order", resting on the promotion of liberal democracy and free enterprise everywhere, resting on the UN (at last again effective due to the end of the Cold War) and on American benevolent hegemony. One could have the...

08 Aug 2022

The United States and the World: The US and the Cold War (1945-1980)

Course material - 5 pages - Modern history

The goal of this document is to stress the main thrust of American strategy in the Cold War in order to understand the legacy of the Cold War on American foreign policy today. The main structures of US foreign policy and foreign policy establishment and instruments, still in place today, were...

01 May 2023

Medias in the United States

Essay - 2 pages - Medias

The Washington Post : in the early 1970s, it provided a perfect example of investigative journalism when two of its reporters uncovered the Watergate scandal, leading to Nixon's forced resignation. Moreover, in 2014, the Washington Post and the Guardian won the Pulitzer Prize...

08 Aug 2022

The United States and the end of the Cold War (1989-1990)

Course material - 4 pages - Modern history

President George H. Bush was elected in November 1988. He had to steer the end of the Cold War, 1989-1990. His team was different from Reagan's, although he had been his vice-president: there were no neo-conservatives; the new Administration was more adept of Kissinger's prudent line....

08 Aug 2022

The United States and the World - The Reagan Revolution

Course material - 5 pages - Modern history

Ronald Reagan was elected president in November 1980. It was a return to more liberalism, to more individual responsibility, a move towards deregulation of the economy in a more and more globalized world. Reagan was convinced that this return to liberalism was the only way to overcome the...

31 Jul 2022

The Possible Geopolitical Consequences of Further Enlargements of the EU

Course material - 6 pages - Political science

The big enlargement of the EU in 2004 and the last one in 2007 to Bulgaria and Romania have been greeted with skepticism or even hostile reactions in large sectors of European public opinion. This situation, which probably contributed to the failure of the Constitutional Treaty in France and the...

31 Jul 2022

Towards a European Defense?

Course material - 7 pages - International relations

The problem of a European defense system is not new: we remember the Brussels Treaty of 1948, which was a military alliance between GB, France and the Benelux countries, including a common European general staff which was stationed in Fontainebleau, until it was taken over by NATO in 1951, but...

04 Aug 2022

US Foreign Policy since 2001: President Bush's first term

Course material - 11 pages - Political science

The period since 2001 has been a highly active one for the US: they waged a war in Afghanistan, another in Iraq and they may be preparing another one against Iran. The official rational in Washington, at least initially, for that activity, under the motto of "the war against terror", was...

28 Sep 2016

Costco business model

Essay - 2 pages - Distribution marketing

Many people are familiar with Costco's reputation for selling incredibly large amounts of toilet-paper, diapers, breakfast cereals, and paper towels. However, many people are not aware that Costco also offers plasma TV's, Seven Jeans, and grand pianos for sale as well. In fact, this diverse...

14 Oct 2020

SWOT Analysis - ESPN 360

Thesis - 5 pages - Business strategy

Nearly thirty years ago, ESPN aired as the first 24-hour sports network. The station had limited success at first by showing mostly unpopular sports, but the channel eventually grew as it began broadcasting highly rated sports such as American football. Since the network first aired, ESPN has...

28 Apr 2008

Defining Republicanism

Essay - 9 pages - Modern history

When the Treaty of Paris officially ended the American Revolution in 1783, the new American citizens were faced with the challenge of forming a system of government that was functional, well structured, and non-oppressive. Over the course of six years, the former colonies searched for a...

08 Jul 2008

The Virginian dynasty

Essay - 5 pages - Modern history

George Washington was born in 1732 into a Virginia planter family and was raised to be an eighteenth century Virginia gentlemen. Washington was a general and took part in the French and Indian War as well as the American Revolutionary War. Washington became of the most...

12 May 2009

Has the 'war on terror' influenced Latin America and its relationship with the U.S.? What are the implications of this process for the region?

Thesis - 6 pages - International relations

War on Terror was launched by the George Bush administration in respond to the attacks on September 11, 2001 on the US soil. The official term used by the US military, Global war on Terrorism refers to the various military, political, and legal action taken to curb the spread of terrorism. So, to...

29 Nov 2006

The impact of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy on the nation's capital

Essay - 9 pages - Political science

When John Fitzgerald Kennedy was elected President in 1960, he was the youngest President in the history of the United States. Deciding to bring a new style, a new look and a new vitality to the White House, he had a major asset: his wife. Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy was only thirty-one, but she...

09 Jul 2008

Leadership and the valley forge encampment of 1777-1778 ( Maps included )

Essay - 4 pages - Medieval history

The 19th day of December in 1777 marked significantly on the history of United States of America for this was the day when George Washington together with 11,000 soldiers encamped in Valley Forge, a “2,000 - acre Pennsylvania community […] twenty miles northwest of...

01 May 2008

A Race to the Finish : A struggle for equal rights

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

The United States, despite its libertarian ideals and emphasis on equality, has more than once turned its back on its own citizens. Slavery, the most bruising, shameful mark in the history of this democracy, divided the American culture even after the Civil War ended and the slaves were freed....