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Choose two contrasting identities among contemporaries of the document: people

Choose two contrasting identities among contemporaries of the document: people of differing social classes, genders, races, nationalities, parties, ideologies, or locations. How might each of them read, interpret, or react to the text?

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Choose two contrasting identities among contemporaries of the document: people

Choose two contrasting identities among contemporaries of the document: people of differing social classes, genders, races, nationalities, parties, ideologies, or locations. How might each of them read, interpret, or react to the text?

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The purpose of this essay is to determine your ability to identify sources of me

The purpose of this essay is to determine your ability to identify sources of media bias.
You are to find one article from each of two magazine or newspaper Web sites that deal with the same story. Remember, it has to be the same story–the idea here is that you want to compare how each newspaper handles the same story.
The article must deal with an issue that covers US elections of voting. Make sure it is not an editorial. In addition, you cannot use any article that was discussed in class– you must find articles we haven’t discussed before.
You are to write a 400-word essay on the article. Your essay must include a summary of what the articles say (in your own words), and include an explanation of three major ideas that are in the article that relate to voting or elections. In addition, it must include a comparison of how the two newspapers covered the story. This comparison should include any sources of bias (where the story is located in the paper, how long it is, the use of opinions in the article, differences in information that each story contains, who owns the newspaper, etc.), and your evaluation–which article covered the story better, and why?
Points will be awarded for this activity as follows:
The links for each article are submitted as part of your essay (no points will be awarded for this activity if the links are not attached)
The essay is at least 400 words long (no points will be awarded for this activity if the essay is shorter);
Your essay includes a summary that includes the major ideas of the article (0-2 points);
Each of the three major ideas you raise thoroughly explains the relationship of the idea to elections or voting (0-3 points for each idea.)
Your essay includes a thorough evaluation of possible sources of bias (0-2 points.)
Your essay includes an evaluation of which article covered the story better, which includes a discussion of the facts one story covered that the other didn’t (0-3 points.)

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The purpose of this essay is to determine your ability to identify sources of me

The purpose of this essay is to determine your ability to identify sources of media bias.
You are to find one article from each of two magazine or newspaper Web sites that deal with the same story. Remember, it has to be the same story–the idea here is that you want to compare how each newspaper handles the same story.
The article must deal with an issue that covers US elections of voting. Make sure it is not an editorial. In addition, you cannot use any article that was discussed in class– you must find articles we haven’t discussed before.
You are to write a 400-word essay on the article. Your essay must include a summary of what the articles say (in your own words), and include an explanation of three major ideas that are in the article that relate to voting or elections. In addition, it must include a comparison of how the two newspapers covered the story. This comparison should include any sources of bias (where the story is located in the paper, how long it is, the use of opinions in the article, differences in information that each story contains, who owns the newspaper, etc.), and your evaluation–which article covered the story better, and why?
Points will be awarded for this activity as follows:
The links for each article are submitted as part of your essay (no points will be awarded for this activity if the links are not attached)
The essay is at least 400 words long (no points will be awarded for this activity if the essay is shorter);
Your essay includes a summary that includes the major ideas of the article (0-2 points);
Each of the three major ideas you raise thoroughly explains the relationship of the idea to elections or voting (0-3 points for each idea.)
Your essay includes a thorough evaluation of possible sources of bias (0-2 points.)
Your essay includes an evaluation of which article covered the story better, which includes a discussion of the facts one story covered that the other didn’t (0-3 points.)

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Full credit for complete information, multiple sources, and illustrations, video

Full credit for complete information, multiple sources, and illustrations, videos, and other media that may help your teammates completely understand this issue.
At least two pages of info, approximately 800 words.
Full citations are required in Chicago format
this is the required book
The United Nations and Changing World Politics 8th Edition Thomas G. Weiss (Author), David P Forsythe (Author), Roger A. Coate (Author), Kelly-Kate Pease (Autho
What specifically is India dealing with? However, this captures much of the larger context in which these problems are situated.

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Please respond to the following and use at least 2 references from peer journals

Please respond to the following and use at least 2 references from peer journals <2015 not websites for each response and cite using APA 7th edition 250 words
1.Considering your own community and health care organization (s) identify at least one program that is found to be meaningful and supportive to homeless populations. What are the structure, function and scope of services of this resource? To be eligible for these services, what criteria must be met by the individual? Is this resource the only resource of its kind? Is it a duplication of other resources? Discuss appropriateness, accessibility, availability, affordability and acceptability of the services (include strengths and limitations specific to the demography of the homeless population in your community).
You can look for programs in New York city (Manhattan or the Bronx preferably)

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Description: You are asked to write a roughly 7-page case study research essay d

Description: You are asked to write a roughly 7-page case study research essay due as your final assignment for the course. The case study for this assignment is of your choice but must address a current issue in federal Indian policy and provide background/historical information on the topic. As you’ve noticed in the readings for this course, federal Indian policy has a long and complicated history. Your essay should show how a current issue is connected to the past.
Format: The essay should provide an overview of the current issue and how it is connected to past events, laws, or policies.
Choosing your topic: To Choose the topic you are interested in based on the reading material. Also, I’d recommend doing some online news reading to familiarize yourself with recent or current issues in the Native community. I recommend visiting online sources like Indian Country Today, Native News Online, and News from Native California.
Examples: Students have previously chosen a range of topics for this assignment, from a water rights issue, tribal jurisdiction, hunting and fishing, issues in the Supreme Court, etc. The topic can be an issue mentioned in previous readings. Recently, I’ve seen great assignments on the Standing Rock protest, domestic abuse in Indian Country, and environmental sustainability in Native communities of California.
Sources: The essay should reference 5-7 sources, and I’d recommend considering both academic and non-academic resources.
Additional requirements:
Size 12 Times New Roman/Garamond
Double-spaced
Citations required; any citation format is acceptable
No cover page is required

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Note: this is not an easy (practice) exam.

I am needing help for a practice exam focusing on American National government. NOTE: This is NOT an easy (practice) exam. You should be well versed in American Government as this practice exam is a part of an “upper division” course. This practice exam will focus on political parties, nominations, elections, campaigns, and interest groups. The practice exam has 30 questions and you will have 75 minutes to complete and this must be done in one sitting (meaning you can’t start the practice exam and come back and finish at a later time).
A few things to note:
– In order to accept this role, you must be willing to download Respondus Lockdown Browser. It takes 1-2 minutes to download, it’s free, and you can delete after.
– Upon accepting, I will give you credentials that will give you access to do this task.
– If this task is done exceptionally well, then I will have more to offer in the coming days!
– Attached are the study materials that will help.
Thank you for your help!

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What is smith’s argument?

You are to read and review the Supreme Court’s decision in the case of Employment Division v. Smith (1990). This case is listed below for your convenience.
After reading the case, you will need to write a 250-word essay on the case– be sure to use your own words, and don’t simply copy what’s in the case. This essay must answer each of the following questions, with points awarded as indicated:
What is the case about (summarized in your own words)? (0-1 points)
What is Employment Division’s argument? (0-1 points)
What is Smith’s argument? (0-1 points)
What does the Court decide, and why? What was the vote? Who wrote a dissenting opinion? (0-1 points)
In your opinion, was justice served or not? Explain, using two major concepts from class.(0-2 points)
If there were 80 million members of the Native American religion discussed in this case, why would the Supreme Court make the same ruling (0-2 points)?
If there were 80 million members of the Native American religion discussed in the case, why would the Supreme Court make a different ruling (0-2 points)?
Points will be awarded for this activity as follows:
The essay is at least 250 words long (no points will be awarded for this activity if the essay is shorter);
Your essay answers the questions thoroughly, and provides the required information (Points listed above).
The essay concludes with a list of references and uses paragraphs (no points will be awarded if this condition is not met)
To submit to Dropbox, prepare your submission as a PDF (preferred) or Word document and save it to your computer. Then click the link below to upload it through Dropbox.
Here is the Supreme Court Case you are to analyze:
Employment Division v. Smith, 494 U.S. 872 (1990) (USSC+)
Syllabus
Respondents Smith and Black were fired by a private drug rehabilitation organization because they ingested peyote, a hallucinogenic drug, for sacramental purposes at a ceremony of their Native American Church. Their applications for unemployment compensation were denied by the State of Oregon under a state law disqualifying employees discharged for work-related “misconduct.” Holding that the denials violated respondents’ First Amendment free exercise rights, the State Court of Appeals reversed. The State Supreme Court affirmed, but this Court vacated the judgment and remanded for a determination whether sacramental peyote use is proscribed by the State’s controlled substance law, which makes it a felony to knowingly or intentionally possess the drug. Pending that determination, the Court refused to decide whether such use is protected by the Constitution. On remand, the State Supreme Court held that sacramental peyote use violated, and was not excepted from, the state law prohibition, but concluded that that prohibition was invalid under the Free Exercise Clause.
Held: The Free Exercise Clause permits the State to prohibit sacramental peyote use, and thus to deny unemployment benefits to persons discharged for such use. Pp. 876-890 .
(a) Although a State would be “prohibiting the free exercise [of religion]” in violation of the Clause if it sought to ban the performance of (or abstention from) physical acts solely because of their religious motivation, the Clause does not relieve an individual of the obligation to comply with a law that incidentally forbids (or requires) the performance of an act that his religious belief requires (or forbids) if the law is not specifically directed to religious practice and is otherwise constitutional as applied to those who engage in the specified act for nonreligious reasons. See, e.g., Reynolds v. United States, 98 U.S. 145, 166-167. The only decisions in which this Court has held that the First Amendment bars application of a neutral, generally applicable law to religiously motivated action are distinguished on the ground that they involved not the Free Exercise Clause alone, but that Clause in conjunction with other constitutional [p*873] protections. See, e.g., Cantwell v. Connecticut, 310 U.S. 296 , 304-307 ; Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205. Pp. 876-882 .
(b) Respondents’ claim for a religious exemption from the Oregon law cannot be evaluated under the balancing test set forth in the line of cases following Sherbert v. Verner, 374 U.S. 398 , 402-403 , whereby governmental actions that substantially burden a religious practice must be justified by a “compelling governmental interest.” That test was developed in a context — unemployment compensation eligibility rules — that lent itself to individualized governmental assessment of the reasons for the relevant conduct. The test is inapplicable to an across-the-board criminal prohibition on a particular form of conduct. A holding to the contrary would create an extraordinary right to ignore generally applicable laws that are not supported by “compelling governmental interest” on the basis of religious belief. Nor could such a right be limited to situations in which the conduct prohibited is “central” to the individual’s religion, since that would enmesh judges in an impermissible inquiry into the centrality of particular beliefs or practices to a faith. Cf. Hernandez v. Commissioner, 490 U.S. 680, 699. Thus, although it is constitutionally permissible to exempt sacramental peyote use from the operation of drug laws, it is not constitutionally required. Pp. 882-890 .
307 Or. 68, 763 P.2d 146, reversed.
Opinions
SCALIA, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which REHNQUIST, C.J., and WHITE, STEVENS, and KENNEDY, JJ., joined. O’CONNOR, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in Parts I and II of which BRENNAN, MARSHALL, and BLACKMUN, JJ., joined without concurring in the judgment, post, p. 891 . BLACKMUN, J., filed a dissenting opinion, in which BRENNAN and MARSHALL, JJ., joined, post, p. 907 . [p*874]

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Does roosevelt implicitly endorse either view in the remainder of his speech?

Introduction
Primary sources are eyewitness accounts of historical events. As such, they are precious to historians since they provide a fly-on-the-wall glimpse of history in the making by those who witnessed that history.
Though I don’t expect you to be an expert on analyzing primary sources immediately, by the end of our course, you will be.
This assignment grows out of the article I assigned at the start of the semester — “Windows on the Past: Primary Sources and Why They’re Important.” (linked below) That reading contains two videos showing you how historians source their documents and the types of questions they ask about them. You cannot do well on this assignment unless you’ve read the earlier article and viewed the videos. They will help you in the work that lies ahead in the course.
What also will help you is reading the assigned reading for this week BEFORE you tackle this assignment. That reading that will give you the context or backstory to this document. That backstory will provide important clues to your understanding of this document. When I come to grade your work, I will look to see if you used the assigned reading in your primary source analysis.
The Question Set
As any respectable historian should, source the document. That is, who (or what) wrote or produced this source? How do you know? That is, independently confirm the authorship of the document by providing a link or links authenticating the document. Next, when was the source made? It’s important to know, as precisely as possible, what was going on at the time. Then list three important events from our history textbook that occurred at about the same time that this document was created.
In at least 250 words, summarize the key points of the source. Put your answer entirely in your own words. Quote nothing. How does Roosevelt characterize the views of Alexander Hamilton and Thomas Jefferson on government and democracy, and with which view does Roosevelt profess greater agreement? Does Roosevelt implicitly endorse either view in the remainder of his speech?
What are the “new terms of the old social contract” according to Roosevelt, and why has it become necessary to add these new terms?
What Larger Themes of those listed in the “Principal Themes in Our Class” *(linked below) does this source link to and shed light on? List and discuss at least two. If more linkages exist, discuss them. One is the “relation between the citizen and the government.” How does FDR view this relationship? What does the government owe its citizens and when in turn does the citizen owe the government (whether stated or implied)?
What is most memorable about this source for you – you personally? The Assignment
Please read the following primary source as a historian might — in order to better understand the past. As you read, answer the questions in the Question Set as they pertain to this historical document.