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September 16, 2019

            World War II engulfed every aspect of life in the United States. The climate that was created by World War II affected every aspect of a person’s life, from the films people watched to the jobs people held. During World War II, the United States transformed...

September 13, 2019

Residents within the DC metropolitan area ponder with consistency whether cannabis within the jurisdiction is legal or illegal to purchase and possess. Prior to the 1930s, the vast majority of Americans had never seen or used cannabis, as the drug lacked popularity and...

May 12, 2019

The Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo is a human rights organization consisting entirely of mothers of disappeared children during the Argentine Dirty War. The initial goal of the Mothers was to inform the President of the disappearances: that’s why they chose to protest we...

May 5, 2019

In many Cold War films of the 1960s, the dangers of femininity were stressed as causes for communism or other moral failures of men. This alleged danger was prominent in films such as The Red Menace (1962), where communism was linked to sexual deviance and the exploita...

April 29, 2019

The Western is a genre of movie that does not get as much love as it once did. The last Western to win best picture was 1992’s Unforgiven. Digg.com has a great visualization of the popularity of genres over the years. Their charts show a steady decline in the prevalenc...

April 22, 2019

Within the borders of the Third Reich, the Nazi Propaganda Ministry, led by Joseph Goebbels, painted the country’s war against the Soviet Union as one of annihilation.  The overarching goal of Operation Barbarossa was the complete destruction of “Jewish-Bolshevism” and...

April 15, 2019

    Even the date of Hawaii’s first settlement is contested. Somewhere between as early as 124 CE and as late as after 1120 CE, the first people settled permanently on the island after sailing north from Polynesia. The history of Hawaii from before European contact is...

April 1, 2019

The constitutions of Ecuador, Bolivia, and Brazil protect indigenous people by recognizing indigenous rights in their new constitutions, but amending constitutions is not enough to help indigenous people and local communities who have been marginalized by governments a...

March 17, 2019

Throughout most of the world, drug users and dealers face steep penalties for the possession and sale of illegal substances, with some facing capital punishment as a consequence for their crimes. This is especially true in the United States, where the War on Drugs has...

March 11, 2019

Who was the greatest football team of all time? Some might say the the 1972 Miami Dolphins, or maybe the 2007 Patriots despite their eventual loss in the Super Bowl. But football did not begin in the Super Bowl era. In terms of raw talent the teams of modern day are li...

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