United States Essay Topics

Is the United States a melting pot or pluralist society?

The melting pot is usually referred to homogenous groups living together in a way that their cultures and religions are mixed together as ingredients in a pot and lose their dinstict identities to a certain degree giving a final product that has a unique flavor and consistency completely different from its original ingredients. Pluralism does… View Article

“Iron triangle”

“Iron triangle” is a term used by political scientists to describe the policy-making relationship between the legislature, the bureaucracy, and interest groups. The term iron triangle has been widely used by political scientists outside the United States and is today an accepted term in the field. In the United States, bureaucratic power is exercised in… View Article

Hamburger – Patty

How Many Hamburgers? The data: Charlie sells around 12 cases of hamburgers weekly. •Each case contains 80 hamburgers •Each hamburger patty costs $. 60 New vender offer is: •Week 1 order: 50 cases at $. 30 per patty •Then 15 cases for the next 12 weeks at $. 45 per patty Question 1. How many… View Article

Jungian archetypes in today’s global society

This essay presents Jungian “archetypes” derived from the theoretical formulations of Carl Gustav Jung aimed at understanding their impacts in today’s global society. This essay also presents a list of individuals noted for their contributions for changing the image of the world totally different from those of the Medieval Period’s and from these thoughts one… View Article

Hinduism and Buddhism in the United States

This paper intends to compare the origin and basic beliefs of Hinduism and Buddhism. It also aims to state the roles that Hinduism and Buddhism played that contributed to the American Culture, both in the past, as well as, in the present. Last but not least, the paper will briefly discuss the effect/s that Hinduism… View Article

Mexico – Tax Measures on Soft Drinks and Other Beverages

The Mexico- Soft drinks case was an important case based on the sweetener’s trade market in North America. This case note will try to summarize the facts of the case in order to analyze the issues raised by it. Following, we try to expose the reasons why Mexico decided to implement tax measures as a… View Article

Should America have left Iraq alone

Years since the United States military invaded Iraq, the question remains: Would it have been better if America did not interfere in Iraqi affairs? This question has haunted not just the many American families who sent their children to war on the guise of patriotism; it has also been the global question permeating every corner… View Article

Holmes v South Carolina

Facts: Holmes was charged with first degree murder, first degree burglary and robbery in connection with an incident involving an 86 year old woman, Mary Stewart. Holmes was also charged for the rape and murder of Stewart. At the trial court, Holmes was convicted by the South Carolina Supreme Court. The United States Supreme Court… View Article

Pax Americana: The Importance of Soft Power

There are two main ways through which a country can lose its ascendancy. First, it can be defeated militarily by a stronger, rising power. Second, it can rot from within, its culture and institutions progressively becoming weaker while its economy stagnates. Joseph Nye Jr. , in his book The Paradox of American Power, argues early… View Article

Past and Current Trends Of Use and Abuse of Substances in the United States

Current trends show that illicit drugs are a source of significant cause of mortality in the United States. It accounts for approximately 17,000 deaths annually nearly a thousand in persons aged 12 to 21 years. Illicit drug use is also associated with significant morbidity and has far-reaching public health effects. A National House Hold Survey… View Article

Constitution Rights

“In the United States, due process refers to a set of established legal principles, derived from the Constitution, that seek to protect the rights of citizens. ” Inga Johannsen was put in a situation in which she was discriminated invidiously. Citizens of the United States were treated unequally, ending in a very unfair result for… View Article

Salem Trials vs Mccarthyism

In the past, certain individuals have been able to gain complete control over society and have a negative impact on it. The late 1600’s and mid 1900’s were times of chaos and political hysteria in America which were caused by rumors started by very powerful people, resulting in the deaths and imprisonment of several innocent… View Article

Through the eyes of a bison: Life on the Oregon Trail

As a bison, I have lived on the extensive prairie of the American west my entire life. My ancestors that came before me lived a life of peace and prosperity, roaming in herds of hundreds and sometimes even thousands of fellow bison, roaming the wide expanses, grazing on beautiful, full prairie grass and drinking from… View Article

Asian Experiences and Immigration to America

In the 1800s, a common struggle exists for Asian Americans in the United States, specifically the Chinese and Japanese. The term, identity is recognized through numerous events overtime and these events include the role of Asian Americans shaping the history of America. It took countless years for early Chinese and Japanese individuals to be accepted… View Article

The Case of Donald Rumsfeld and Prisoner Abuse at Abu Ghraib

The report on the case of Donald Rumsfeld starts off with Rumsfeld’s hearing (May 7, 2004) with the Senate Armed Services Committees. His response to the question of whether he should resign or not; is “If I felt I could not be effective, I’d resign in a minute. ” The report also gives an account… View Article