How would you respond to someone who presents you with the arguments proposed by

How would you respond to someone who presents you with the arguments proposed by Social Darwinists, OR the stories written by Horatio Alger, OR Carnegie’s Gospel of Wealth (choose ONLY ONE of these), to explain the success or failures of individuals in the society? What evidence would you use to support your position? For this discussion, you must first identify and present their arguments, and then your counterargument. As you collect your information for this discussion you should keep in mind the opportunities that were available to many, but also the climate of racism that permeated parts of the American society and the legalized discrimination that existed.
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What international circumstances and social changes contributed to the end of co

What international circumstances and social changes contributed to the end of colonial empires? What obstacles confronted the leaders of movements for independence? What was the role of Gandhi in India’s struggle for independence? Why was African rule in South Africa delayed until 1994, when it had occurred decades earlier elsewhere in the colonial world?

The Scribalization of Prophecy in Ancient Judaism Primary Text to Read: ·       

The Scribalization of Prophecy in Ancient Judaism
Primary Text to Read:
·          The Habakkuk Pesher (focus on col. 7; from Vermes, The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English) 
Secondary Texts to Read:
·         George Brooke, “Prophecy and Prophets in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Looking Backwards and Forwards” (from Floyd and Haak, Prophets, Prophecy and Prophetic Texts, 2006)
·         Shani Berrin, “Pesharim” (from Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls)
Guidelines for Reading: Figure out which texts of the Habakkuk Pesher are citations of Habakkuk, and which are interpretations of those cited verses.  Ask yourself: what are the major concerns of the author of the pesher that guide his interpretation of the book of Habakkuk? 
Reading Response 13: The Teacher of Righteousness is the epithet of the founder of the Dead Sea sect, a movement that began in Israel during the second century BCE.  Read column 7 of the Habakkuk Pesher.  The text does not depict the Teacher of Righteousness conveying the word of God, in the manner of earlier prophets such as Jeremiah or Ezekiel.  Rather the Teacher is presented as a divinely inspired interpreter of prophetic texts.  Mention one point the assigned reading by Brooke brings up that helps you understand this topic. Give your own sense of why it is significant that in period (second-first centuries BCE) there is a strong emphasis on prophetic books, seemingly more so than on actual prophets.
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Please use link: https://www.timeout.com/newyork/art/check-out-the-top-25-sculptures-at-moma
Choose any sculpture. 2-3 pages.
Respond to these writing prompts about your selected modern sculpture: 
What identifying information can you supply about the sculpture and the sculptor? 
Why did you select this modern sculpture to share and to write about? 
What do you see in this sculpture? Be sure to provide sufficient details. 
What do you think and feel about this sculpture?  
What meaning does this sculpture have for you? 
What message do you think the sculptor was trying to convey? 

Power, Politics, And Culture Overview In your second assignment, you created a p

Power, Politics, And Culture
Overview
In your second assignment, you created a professional development plan using EI building blocks and motivation. In this last assignment, you will examine how politics and power influence an organization and its culture.
In business, power and politics greatly influence an organizational culture and may hinder organizational productivity. In your role as consultant, you observed power and politics influence on the corporate culture.
Instructions
Write a 5–7 page report that addresses the following:
Influence of Politics and Power:
Explain how politics and power-play may have influenced the organization’s culture.
Sources of Power:
Explore at least one source of power and describe how management could use this influence to benefit the department and improve organizational performance.
Leadership Behavior and Culture:
Make recommendations that support how the study of power and politics could influence leadership behavior and improve the organization’s culture.
Leadership Influence:
Discuss the importance and complexity of leadership behavior in solving the issue you identified. How does it influence organizational structure and performance?
References and Citations:
Go to the Strayer University Online Library to locate at least two resources.
In-text citations are required when paraphrasing or quoting another source.
Formatting and Writing Standards:
This course requires the use of Strayer Writing Standards. For assistance and information, please refer to the Strayer Writing Standards link in the left-hand menu of your course.
Confidentiality: Since you will be addressing real issues in real organizations in your assignments, it is important to respect confidentiality. Feel free to use an alias for any company or individuals you might mention in your assignments. Remember that all discussions about these organization should only occur within this course and not be shared with people outside the course.
The specific course learning outcome associated with this assignment is:
Analyze the influence of politics, power, and leadership behavior on organizational culture.

1) Why do the authors of Document 1 and Document 2 believe it is necessary to st

1) Why do the authors of Document 1 and Document 2 believe it is necessary to strictly define Americans, and promote efforts to assimilate, or “Americanize,” immigrants in the United States? How do President Theodore Roosevelt and Senator Smith’s arguments differ? Do you find their arguments persuasive? Why or why not? Based upon Document 3, how might Woody Guthrie respond to each of those proposals?
2) The turbulent 1960s saw numerous attempts to identify the root problems within American society and the role of citizens in resolving them. In examining Document 4, Document 5, and Document 6, what common problems are identified within American society? What are some of the differences? What role did each of these documents suggest Americans should play in achieving social justice? Are their arguments persuasive? Why or why not?
3) The last several decades of the Twentieth Century saw the emergence of new groups of Americans claiming rights as citizens. To what extent does the failure of the Equal Rights Amendment (Document 7) to be ratified, but the signing of Title IX (Document 8) into law, signal about the changing role and rights of women in modern America? After reading President George H.W. Bush’s remarks (Document 9), why do you believe it took so long for the country to acknowledge and protect the rights of the disabled? 
4) How does Maya Angelou’s inauguration poem (Document 10) reflect upon the identity of “hyphenated Americans” by the early 1990s? In reading Document 11, how does President-Elect Barack Obama define Americanism? Looking back over documents 1-13, did his election, as the first person of color to become President of the United States, resolve the questions and crises surrounding the definition of an American citizen? In a post-9/11 world, has America progressed in its inclusiveness? Why or why not?

For this discussion, please address the following: Explain, in detail, why malfu

For this discussion, please address the following:
Explain, in detail, why malfunctions of blowback-operated firearms are often related to operator or ammunition issues.
Explain at least one strategy  a gunsmith or armorer can use to identify malfunctions related to operator and ammunition.
MIN 250 words

Your Week 5  6-8 pages on a topic of your choosing from American history prior t

Your Week 5  6-8 pages on a topic of your choosing from American history prior to 1870. This week, you will prepare for your Week 5 project by brainstorming your topic and completing an introduction and outline.
Part 1: Topic
Be very specific and very narrow. For example, the US Civil War is too broad, while the Gettysburg Battle is appropriately narrow. You can select a person, an event, a cultural phenomenon, an invention, etc. For example, you might write on the religion or musical traditions of enslaved persons or the influence of the Caribbean Islands on slavery in the South. You could also choose to do a biography, such as a study of Hamilton, Franklin, Jefferson, Sojourner Truth, or Frederick Douglas. The invention of the cotton gin, steam power, the railroad, and the McCormick reaper are good examples of inventions you might discuss in your final project. Submit a brief summary of your topic for approval that adheres to the following format:Paragraph 1: State your topic (person, place, thing or event that happened before 1870) and explain why you’ve selected this topic.Paragraphs 2–3: Write two paragraphs describing the historic period during which your topic arises.Paragraph 4: Explain why your topic is of interest to the larger study of history. Title your paper: Lastname_Firstname_W3_FinalProjectTopic and submit to the dropbox.
Part 2: Write an introduction and then an outline for your final project.
Include a list of references that lists at least five research sources (including the course textbook). Your introduction for your final paper should explain why your topic is important in early US history. Your introduction should go from the general to the specific. Then have a Thesis Statement or your argument which is your theme. Following your introduction and drawing from research, develop an outline for your paper. The outline should include topic sentences (headings) for body sections and subheading topics that include potential article examples to be used. Your outline will be the basis for developing a 6-8 page  in week 5, so plan accordingly with your outline. Finally, provide a list of at least 5 specific research sources that you will use in your final paper. You must follow APA guidelines. Remember to use supporting citations from the textbook and online lectures. (Here is a guide to help you with APA-style citations.) All facts and quotes (no more than 5% of the total paper) must have a citation. Each citation must have a reference.

For this assignment, begin researching the cost and availability of the material

For this assignment, begin researching the cost and availability of the materials needed to prep firearms for applying spray-on finishes.
Create a word document listing the tools and materials you need to be able to prepare firearms for spray-on finishes. Search the internet, catalogs, or other reference materials for available tools and materials from the textbook list, then record your findings for 3 options of each item which includes a short description, the cost, and where you found them (URL for websites or citations for print media). For each item, write 1-2 sentences considering the cost, quality, and availability of the options you found then discuss which of the options you would choose and why. 

For this assignment, begin researching the cost and availability of the material

For this assignment, begin researching the cost and availability of the materials needed to prep firearms for applying spray-on finishes.
Create a word document listing the tools and materials you need to be able to prepare firearms for spray-on finishes. Search the internet, catalogs, or other reference materials for available tools and materials from the textbook list, then record your findings for 3 options of each item which includes a short description, the cost, and where you found them (URL for websites or citations for print media). For each item, write 1-2 sentences considering the cost, quality, and availability of the options you found then discuss which of the options you would choose and why.