Congress Essays

Mahatma Gandhi_ Influence, Integrity, and Tide of Social Change

Mahatma Gandhi- Influence, Integrity and Tide of Social Change The past has witnessed eminent men in the form of kings, political leaders and sages who made the world a better place to live. Only few were able to lead an entire nation and bring a significant change to millions. Many established power and authority and relied on the strength of armies. While, there was a man in India who explored the power of one; he raised consciousness without raising his…

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Continental Congress in Philadelphia

One of the most well-known “female politicians” of the time was Mercy Otis Warren of Massachusetts. Like several other women concerned with public issues, Warren grew up in a political family. Her father James Otis, Sr. , had long been active in high-level provincial politics; her brother James Otis, Jr. , had been an outspoken detractor of British rule, and her husband James Warren was a most important member of the Massachusetts legislature. Mrs. Warren would write several pamphlets, poems,…

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Nelson Mandela a Most Admired Hero

Nelson Mandela is one of the best examples of heroes in contemporary times. He devoted his life to end the apartheid in South Africa. His struggle and devotion to this cause was so important that we could say that the international movement of solidarity with the struggle for freedom in South Africa was arguably the biggest social movement the world has seen. Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela was born on the 18th of July 1918 is a South African anti-apartheid revolutionary and…

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The U. S. Constitution

The U. S. Constitution was written without specific mention of basic human rights. In order to correct this, the Bill of Rights was written. This Bill serves two purposes: to assure and protect the rights of the citizens, and to limit the reach of the government into the lives of the people. For example, the first amendment restricts the government from establishing a national religion; at the same time, it protects the citizens from being forced to conform to a…

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Independence Day

Independence Day, observed annually on 15 August in India commemorating the nation’s independence from Kingdom of Great Britain on 15 August 1947. India attained independence following an independence movement noted for largely nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress (INC). Independence coincided with the partition of India, in which the British Indian Empire was divided along religious lines into the Dominions of India and Pakistan; the partition was accompanied by violent riots and mass casualties, and…

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Bill of Rights

According to US Supreme Court, a major accomplishment of the 1st Congress was the drafting of the first 10 amendments to the Constitution, known as the Bill of Rights, which sets limits on the power of government in order to protect the liberties and rights of individuals from the government’s abuse of its power. Creation of the Bill of Rights “A Bill of Rights is what the people are entitled to against every government on earth, general or particular [that…

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The Union Plan_ the Uss Monitor

The Confederate’s plan to build an ironclad battleship was no secret to the Union. News of the rebel activity reached Union’s Navy Secretary General Gideon Welles. Southern newspaper also kept Welles up to date on the progress of Merrimac’s reconstruction. He decided that the Union needed to construct a counter-weapon. The Congress approved an appropriation of $1. 5 million to construct three experimental ironclad warships and created the Ironclad Board. Welles and Mallory began a “naval arms race for the…

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Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy Some presidential advisors have claimed that foreign policy and national defense sometimes require breaking the law. There is the validity to this claim; it required that the president “consult” with Congress in “every possible instance” before involving U.S troops in hostilities and notify Congress within forty-eight hours of committing troops to a foreign intervention. If troops are deployed, they may not stay for more than sixty days without congressional approval (although the president may take up to thirty…

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Bal Gangadhar Tilak

Born in a well-cultured Brahim family on July 23, 1856 in Ratangari, Maharashtra, Bal Gangadhar Tilak was a multifacet personality. He is considered to be the ‘Father of Indian Unrest’. He was a scholar of Indian history, Sanskrit, mathematics, astronomy and Hinduism. He had imbibed values, cultures and intelligence from his father Gangadhar Ramchandra Tilak who was a Sanskrit scholar and a famous teacher. At the age of 10, Bal Gangadhar went to Pune with his family as his father…

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18th Amendment Congress

Congress is who was involved with the 18th amendment which was ratified on January 16th 1919 and went into effect on January 16th, 1920. This amendment was signed in Washington by congress. The 18th amendment prohibits the sale, consumption, distribution, import, and export of all liquors. During the world war prohibitionists made it seem patriotic to conserve grain for the war effort and not to make alcohol. The prohibitionists thought that a sober soldier was a good soldier and a…

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Foreign Policy Roles of the President and the Congress

According to the United States Constitution, the making of foreign policy is shared by both the President and the Congress. They are said to be working at a cross-purposes in foreign policy. Each plays important roles that are different but often overlap. It is quite inevitable to have disagreements between these executive and legislative branches. But these foreign policy disputes are actually sometimes constructive or not necessarily bad. Every so often, this can contribute to useful improvements to foreign policies….

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National Food Security Bill 2013

Only three percent of Indians pay income tax; our tax-GDP ratio is among the lowest in the world. This must change. Our elites must realise that India’s poverty has damaging consequences for them, and that they can help decrease it. The food security bill, with all its limitations, will hopefully contribute to generating such awareness, says Praful Bidwai. After vacillating for years over taking any pro-people measures, the United Progressive Alliance finally did something bold and worthy by having the…

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United States and the Congress

Introduction The debate on separation of powers between the president of the United States and the Congress on the control over the military has been in existence for decades. Both legally and constitutionally, the debate never ends. With immense executive powers vested in the presidency and legislative powers vested in the congress, conflicts have always arose on who exactly to run the affairs of the military owing to the fact that they determine the foreign policy of the United States….

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According to Congress

Culture is the arrangement of aggregate beliefs, values, customs, behaviors, and artifacts that the associates of association use to cope with their apple and with one another, and that are transmitted from bearing to bearing through learning. It comprises all the ability and ethics aggregate by a association or the attitudes and behavior that are adapted of a accurate amusing accumulation or organization. It is the accumulated habits, attitudes, and behavior of a accumulation of humans that ascertain for them…

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Giuseppe Peano

Giuseppe Peano spent most of his career in teaching mathematics at the University of Turin in Italy. He was a fanatic of mathematics who contributed many ideas to mathematical logic but later on gave more focus on symbolic logic and developing auxiliary languages. He wrote his mathematical ideas and logic in 200 books and papers (Giuseppe, 2006). Peano was born on August 27, 1858 to a poor family in an Italian farm in Spinetta, near Cuneo, Italy. He graduated with…

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