With this new credit system, people felt for the first time that they could get anything they wanted. What they didn’t realize though, is that many were getting into debt from borrowing too much money, and their overuse of credit would soon lead to a decade of great depression. The KKK was originally a terror group against African Americans. It had faded for a number of years, but it reemerged after the war with new targets, Jews, Catholics, and other types of radicals. Members of the KKK believed that only “white” America is the true America.
Bradford Platt English S102 Dr. Anderson Sept. 28, 09 Katrina’s (Evacuation) Chaos American citizens were caught in the major crisis known to the United States as a category 3 hurricane named Katrina. Many U.S. citizens: young, old, sick, healthy, black, white, and other nationalities in the path of danger were expendable in the sight of government. Most of these citizens were poor, the people who mainly live from paycheck to paycheck, The Mayor of this great city left without the assurance that his citizens were in safe havens. On August 27, the Mayor of New Orleans gave the first voluntary evacuation order, because Hurricane Katrina would be a threat to the city and to the lives of its citizens. However, some believe that the
Ike was a huge economic burden to the U.S. and “estimates suggest Ike may become one of the costliest hurricanes on record” (FEMA 10). Hurricanes are known for causing severe structural damage to houses, but also have an effect on many businesses as well. Many people had to evacuate and be out of work for up to two weeks due to power outage and debris. Also, some businesses were damaged by flooding and wind, which caused the loss of crucial business equipment. Businesses were flooded along the Texas coast and lost all of their vital technology such as computers, telephones, and other office equipment.
This case led to the questioning of whether the legal system is effective for the individual and the community and whether it really brought justice to the victims of crime. A large proportion of society feel let down by the legal system, as a mechanism put into place to protect and bring justice has obviously failed in this case. The fact that serious sex offenders who place a black mark on the well being of victims, both physically and mentally being let off in less than 20 years caused a lot of conroversy. Although it may be argued that 55 years was a harsh penalty and didn’t warrant the crime, the victim’s of the crime received a much harsher sentence, a life of trauma and a constant feeling of alarm. Denele Crozier a Women's Health NSW executive officer asked the question many women had asked after the appeal was established ``How many times do women have to be constantly let down and disappointed by the legal
Hurricane Katrina I remember when I came to school and heard people talking about hurricane Katrina. People said “New Orleans is gone” and at the time that was a fair assumption. Hurricane Katrina was one of the deadliest hurricanes ever to hit the United States. There where over 1,836 people who were killed during the hurricane and the flooding that followed. Katrina ranked sixth overall for strength and set records for the Atlantic Ocean.
In 1960, 40 million people of the American population were considered to be living in poverty out of the 176 million citizens in the United States. This staggering number was one of the facts that Michael Harrington revealed in his book The Other America (Meyerson). The book The Other America by Michael Harrington was significant in American History because it changed American society by exposing the amount of people in poverty in America and depicted their their lives in the poor urban ghettos to the middle and upper classes of society. The book made the impoverished Americans visible to the upper classes in American society and was attributed to dropping the poverty rate in America as the novel influenced Lyndon Johnson’s “War against Poverty.” In context, American college students were challenging the old ideas of how to make money. They protested against consumerism, materialism, and mania.
I learned that there is a shocking number of children that are homeless and do not have an income or even food as a guarantee and this is right here in America. I consider this information reliable but not to the extent of my first because there are some strong opinions on this topic which makes it harder for this one topic to be seen as 100% reliable on a factual standpoint. I believe the goal of this source is to inform its reader of the more unusual facts about homelessness and show the true statistics and make people realize it isn’t as uncommon as people may think it is. I chose this source because it covers my must know which stated that homelessness is not subject to just adults but rather children and quite a few of them for that
Based on my opinion, it is absolutely absurd that a mayor receive such a small penalty for stealing a large portion of money, which was supposed to go towards such a crucial purpose for the town and its people. In 1966, 5,000 people were left homeless when flood levels in the city reached 1.94m (6ft), causing immense damage (BBC 2014). With this being the case, one would think the flood barriers would serve a great justice for the people of Venice, but apparently the mayor begs to differ with his evident disregard for the people of his
Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This whole project of Prohibition was all a big fail. Today as a whole I don’t know why we would even attempt it like some places have. It needs to be a learning experience for our government today not to do what it did back then and spend tons of money on laws that are going to fail and cause more debt. In all the Prohibition Era was a down for America even though it might not say so, but it was a true down grade instead of a booming
In the summer of 1995, Hurricane Katrina ravaged much of the Southern United States, most notably devastating New Orleans, where levees did not hold, communities were built below sea level, and the lowest social classes found themselves losing what little they had. Pastor et al. note that we often make the assumption that “natural disasters are a sort of equal opportunity affair” that wreak havoc and suffering equally on their victims, regardless of age, gender, or social class (2006: 1). The events of the days and months following the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, however, reminded us as a nation that this is not the case. Social class and race (the details of this interaction are beyond the scope of this paper) impacted their vulnerability, affecting everything from where in the city people lived to their capacity to evacuate to what they had to return