Finish your book by January 23rd 3. Research the reasons why the book was banned or challenged. 4. Decide if you agree or disagree if the book should be banned. You can argue that it shouldn’t be read by a younger audience or in schools, but up to parents if children read it.
News articles bring up these horrible deeds from the past in regard to bring focus on gun control. Gun control has been a topic and debate in Congress and the White House since the United States was still young. In 1934 during the Great Depression, President Franklin D. Roosevelt brought about this National Firearms Act to try to eliminate automatic guns and other such weapons like guns in canes or guns that had silencers to name a few (Bureau of ATF). President Obama fought hard to push forth a gun control package that has been all over every media imaginable. Ten days ago the US learned that what the President fought so hard for did not pass.
Every word in a book brings out a different effect or emotion, if a sentence is missing this word the effectiveness of the sentence is weakened. In the book The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain uses the word “nigger” over 200 times in a book of 293, that’s almost the work “nigger” on every page. But this word makes a strong statement in this story and is needed to tell the story with it’s full meaning. So why is it that people want to ban this book from schools? Is it really just because of this word?
Book Banning In the last hundred years, the banning of books has been done with good intentions in mind. School districts and communities think certain subjects should be censored and kept away from naïve children for their protection. However, the authors’ of these banned books wrote them as a form of expression and to help their audience gain a new perspective on life. It is doubtful that authors like Kurt Vonnegut and Earnest Hemmingway wrote their books based with the intent of corrupting their readers. So, why do school boards choose to keep such books away from children when hundreds of other people say that these books have academic value?
read another article for your censorship document. me and Erica have chosen to write censorship document about the censorship that goes on in the media. one of the articles i read today was "Book Banning Efforts Bring on Title Fights" The article was about how many books contain content that people consider a bit explicit therefore their banned from library's and schools. In the document "Book Banning Efforts Bring on Title Fights" ,there were groups of people in favor and against censorship. Stevenson Swanson wrote the article, and in the document i noticed that Krug was against censorship in books.
Equiano spoke at a large number of public meetings where he described the cruelty of the slave trade. In 1787 Equiano helped his friend, Offobah Cugoano, to published an account of his experiences, Narrative of the Enslavement of a Native of America. Copies of his book was sent to George III and leading politicians. He failed to persuade the king to change his opinions and like other members of the royal family remained against abolition of the slave trade. Equiano published his own autobiography, The Life of Olaudah Equiano the African in 1789.
The Failure of Prohibition: An examination of “The Roaring Twenties” By: Matt Sherman “This convention wants repeal. Your candidate wants repeal. And I am confident that the United States of America wants repeal... I say to you now that from this date on, the Eighteenth Amendment is doomed.” -Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1932 During president Roosevelt’s first term in office, he passed the 21st Amendment to the constitution, lifting the ban of alcohol. He did this because prohibition in America was a failure because of several factors.
Supreme Court Decisions The Espionage Act of 1917 was passed on June 15, 1917, shortly after the U.S. entry into World War I. Originally, it prohibited attempts to interfere with military operations, military recruitment, or attempts to support U.S. enemies during wartime. It also prohibited military insubordination. In Schenck v. United States, 249 U.S. 47, 48 (1919), General Secretary of the American Socialist Party Charles T. Schenk appealed his prior conviction under the Espionage Act of 1917 on the grounds that it violated his First Amendment Right to free speech. Schenck was convicted of mailing approximately fifteen thousand letters to those who had registered for the draft in an attempt to persuade them to assert their opposition to same.
According to a study for the U.S. Department of Justice, “aliens arrested under Operation Community Shield collectively represent a significant menace to the public. The vast majority (80 percent) have committed serious crimes in addition to immigration violations, and a large number (40 percent) have violent criminal histories” (Feere, Vaughan 1). Luo Dobbs a journalist for CNN reported in 2004, that many illegal aliens are no longer held in jails to await deportation or processing. Rather they are simply handed a notice to appear in court and released back into society. Immigration and Customs Enforcement along with Department of Homeland Security, “admits that nearly half a million people have been arrested and released, and have failed to show up for court” (Dobbs np).
There have been reports of domestic violence since the dawn of time, in every country, including the good ole USA. Since the early 1500s, settlers in America based their laws on Old-English common-law that permitted wife beating explicitly for correction purposes, especially if the instrument being used was no wider than their thumb. Alabama was the first state to rescind the legal right of men to beat their wives in 1871. In 1882, Maryland became the first state to pass a law making it a crime for a husband to beat his wife punishable by 40 lashes or a year in jail, while North Carolina declared that criminal charges could not be brought against a husband unless the battery on his wife resulted in permanent injury, endangered their life or was malicious beyond all reason. Two major elements have sealed the status of woman for more than six thousand years.