Sunday, May 17, 2020

War of 1812 - Early Campaigns

Causes of the War of 1812 | War of 1812: 101 | 1813: Success on Lake Erie, Indecisiveness Elsewhere To Canada With the declaration of war in June 1812, planning began in Washington to strike north against British-held Canada. The prevailing thought in much of the United States was that the capture of Canada would be a simple and swift operation. This was supported by the fact the US possessed a population of around 7.5 million while Canadas numbered only 500,000. Of this smaller number, a large percentage was Americans who had moved north as well as the French population of Quebec. It was believed by the Madison Administration that many from these two groups would flock to the American flag once troops crossed the border. Indeed, former President Thomas Jefferson believed that securing Canada was a simple matter of marching. Despite these optimistic prognostications, the US military lacked the command structure to effectively execute an invasion. The small War Department, led by Secretary of War William Eustis, consisted of only eleven junior clerks. In addition, there was no clear scheme for how regular officers were to interact with their militia counterparts and whose rank took precedence. In determining a strategy for moving forward, most were in agreement that severing the St. Lawrence River would lead to the capitulation of Upper Canada (Ontario). The ideal method for achieving this was through the capture of Quebec. This idea was ultimately discarded as the city was heavily fortified and many remembered the failed campaign to take the city in 1775. In addition, any movement against Quebec would need to be launched from New England where support for the war was particularly weak. Instead, President James Madison elected to approve a plan put forward by Major General Henry Dearborn. This called for a three-prong attack north with one moving up the Lake Champlain corridor to take Montreal while another advanced into Upper Canada by crossing the Niagara River between Lakes Ontario and Erie. A third thrust was to come in the west where American troops would advance east into Upper Canada from Detroit. This plan had the added advantage of having two offensives depart from strong War Hawk territory which was expected to be a strong source of troops. The hope was to have all three attacks commence at the same time with the goal of stretching the small number of British troops stationed in Canada. This coordination failed to occur (Map). Disaster at Detroit The troops for the westernmost offensive were in motion prior to the declaration of war. Departing from Urbana, OH, Brigadier General William Hull moved north towards Detroit with around 2,000 men. Reaching the Maumee River, he encountered the schooner Cuyahoga. Embarking his sick and wounded, Hull dispatched the schooner across Lake Erie to Detroit. Against the wishes of his staff who feared the ships capture as it passed British Fort Malden, Hull had also placed the complete records of his army on board. By the time his force reached Detroit on July 5, he had learned that war had been declared. He also was informed that Cuyahoga had been captured. Hulls captured papers were forwarded to Major General Isaac Brock who was in command of British forces in Upper Canada. Undeterred, Hull crossed the Detroit River and issued a pompous declaration informing the people of Canada that they were free from British oppression. Pressing down the east bank, he reached Fort Malden, but despite having a large numerical advantage, did not assault it. Problems soon arose for Hull when the anticipated support from the Canadian people failed to materialize and 200 of his Ohio militia refused to cross the river into Canada stating they would only fight on American territory. Growing concerned about his extended supply lines back to Ohio, he dispatched a force under Major Thomas Van Horn to meet a wagon train near the River Raisin. Moving south, they were attacked and driven back to Detroit by Native American warriors directed by the feared Shawnee leader Tecumseh. Compounding these difficulties, Hull soon learned that Fort Mackinac had surrendered on July 17. The loss of the fort gave the British control of the upper Great Lakes. As a result, he ordered the immediate evacuation of Fort Dearborn on Lake Michigan. Departing on August 15, the retreating garrison was quickly attacked by Native Americans led by the Pota watomi chief Black Bird and took heavy losses. Believing his situation to be grave, Hull withdrew back across the Detroit River on August 8 amid rumors that Brock was advancing with a large force. The maneuver led to many of the militia leaders to ask for Hulls removal. Advancing to the Detroit River with 1,300 men (including 600 Native Americans), Brock utilized several ruses to convince Hull that his force was much larger. Holding his larger command at Fort Detroit, Hull remained inactive as Brock began a bombardment from the east bank of the river. On August 15, Brock called for Hull to surrender and implied that if the Americans declined and a battle resulted, he would not be able to control Tecumsehs men. Hull refused this demand but was shaken by the threat. The following day, after a shell hit the officers mess, Hull, without consulting his officers, surrendered Fort Detroit and 2,493 men without a fight. In one quick campaign, the British had effectively destroyed the American defenses in the Northwest. The only victory o ccurred when young Captain Zachary Taylor succeeded in holding Fort Harrison on the night of September 4/5. Causes of the War of 1812 | War of 1812: 101 | 1813: Success on Lake Erie, Indecisiveness Elsewhere Causes of the War of 1812 | War of 1812: 101 | 1813: Success on Lake Erie, Indecisiveness Elsewhere Twisting the Lions Tail When the war began in June 1812, the fledgling US Navy possessed fewer then twenty-five ships, the largest being frigates. Opposing this small force was the Royal Navy which consisted of over a thousand ships manned by over 151,000 men. Lacking the ships of the line required for fleet actions, the US Navy embarked on a campaign of guerre de course while engaging British warships when practical. To support the US Navy, hundreds of letters of marque were issued to American privateers with the goal of crippling British commerce. With news of the defeats on the frontier, the Madison Administration looked to the sea for positive results. The first of these occurred on August 19, when Captain Isaac Hull, nephew of the disgraced general, took USS Constitution (44 guns) into battle against HMS Guerriere (38). After a sharp fight, Hull proved victorious and Captain James Dacres was forced to surrender his ship. As the battle raged, several of Guerrieres cannonballs bounced off of Constitutions thick live oak planking giving the ship the nickname Old Ironsides. Returning to Boston, Hull was feted as a hero. This success was soon followed on October 25 when Captain Stephen Decatur and USS United States (44) captured HMS Macedonian (38). Returning to New York with his prize, Macedonian was bought into the US Navy and Decatur joined Hull as a national hero. Though the US Navy endured the loss of the sloop-of-war USS Wasp (18) in October when it was taken by HMS Poictiers (74) after successful a action against HMS Frolic (18), the year ended on a high note. With Hull on leave, USS Constitution sailed south under the command of Captain William Bainbridge. On December 29, he encountered HMS Java (38) off the Brazilian coast. Though he was carrying the new governor of India, Captain Henry Lambert moved to engage Constitution. As the fighting raged, Bainbridge dismasted his opponent and compelled Lambert to surrender. Though of little strategic importance, the three frigate victories boosted the confidence of the young US Navy and lifted the publics flagging spirits. Stunned by the defeats, the Royal Navy understood the American frigates to be bigger and stronger than their own. As a result, orders were issued that British frigates should seek to avoid single ship actions with their American counterparts. Efforts were also made to keep the e nemy ships in port by tightening the British blockade of the American coast. All Wrong Along the Niagara Onshore, the events in the field continued to go against the Americans. Assigned to command the attack on Montreal, Dearborn dallied most of the fall raising troops and failed to cross the border by years end. Along the Niagara, efforts moved forward, but slowly. Returning to Niagara from his success at Detroit, Brock found that his superior, Lieutenant General Sir George Prevost had ordered British forces to adopt a defensive posture in the hopes that the conflict could be settled diplomatically. As a result, an armistice was in place along the Niagara which allowed American Major General Stephen van Rensselaer to receive reinforcements. A major general in the New York militia, van Rensselaer was a popular Federalist politician who had been appointed to command the American army for politic purposes. As such, several regular officers, such as Brigadier General Alexander Smyth, commanding at Buffalo, had issues with taking orders from him. With the end of the armistice on September 8, Van Rensselaer began making plans to cross the Niagara River from his base at Lewiston, NY to capture the village of Queenston and the nearby heights. To support this effort, Smyth was ordered to cross and attack Fort George. After receiving only silence from Smyth, van Rensselaer sent additional orders demanding that he bring his men to Lewiston for a combined assault on October 11. Though van Rensselaer was ready to strike, severe weather led to the effort being postponed and Smyth returned to Buffalo with his men after being delayed en route. Having spotted this failed attempt and received reports that the Americans might attack, Brock issued orders for the local militias to begin forming. Outnumbered, the British commanders forces were also scattered along length of the Niagara frontier. With the weather clearing, van Rensselaer elected to make a second attempt on October 13. Efforts to add Smyths 1,700 men failed when he informed van Rensselaer that he could not arrive until the 14th. Crossing the river on October 13, the lead elements of van Rensselaers army achieved some success during the early parts of the Battle of Queenston Heights. Reaching the battlefield, Brock led a counterattack against the American lines and was killed. With additional British forces moving to the scene, van Rensselaer attempted to send reinforcements, but many of his militia refused to cross the river. As a result, American forces on Queenston Heights, led by Lieutenant Colonel Winfield Scott and militia Brigadier General William Wadsworth were overwhelmed and captured. Having lost over a 1,000 men in the defeat, van Rensselaer resigned and was replaced by Smyth. With the conclusion of 1812, American efforts to invade Canada had failed on all fronts. The people of Canada, who leaders in Washington had believed would rise up against the British, had instead proved themselves to be stalwart defenders of their land and the Crown. Rather than a simple march to Canada and victory, the first six months of war saw the Northwest frontier in danger of collapse and stalemate elsewhere. It was to be a long winter on the southern side of the border. Causes of the War of 1812 | War of 1812: 101 | 1813: Success on Lake Erie, Indecisiveness Elsewhere

Wednesday, May 6, 2020

John F kennedy Essay - 1310 Words

I watched JFK and was very surprised, I had not seen it before and thought it was about the life of John F Kennedy whilst he was in the White House but it was not. It was about his assassination and what followed, how everyone was so quick to call it an attack by a lone gunman but how evidence could point toward a conspiracy. The characters were well introduced and the accuracy of detail was very good. The facts were laid were laid out and the way of life in the 1960s was quite accurately shown. The way the characters smoke and drank during the day, at home, on airplanes and in the work environment, and also the attitudes of the white population towards the African Americans and homosexuals were true to life. It was a very revealing†¦show more content†¦A lot of them were â€Å"discouraged† from registering by their employers and some were given tests to see if they were â€Å"capable of voting.† These tests were extremely hard for African Americans to pass b ecause they, for the most part , had attended schools that were substandard and thus did not have the same education level as whites. Democratic presidents like Kennedy and his successor Johnson helped pave the way for African Americans to vote, and after Kennedys assassination Johnson started his â€Å"Great Society† which promoted minority rights in employment, housing, healthcare and over social aspects.. There were numerous examples of the civil rights movement in this film, the one that stood out, to me, was when an older white southerner stated how it was wrong that â€Å"Niggers had the vote.† That illustrated how hard it had been for the minority population to gain their rights. 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Ivanhoe Strenghth, Honor , And Chivalry Essay Example For Students

Ivanhoe Strenghth, Honor , And Chivalry Essay In everybodys life there is something that makes him strive for success. That something can be money, women, fame, or many other incentives.. To the medieval knights, victory renown and glory are the ambitions they strive for. Breaking a law in this code would be considered a disgrace, and would bring a dishonor that was worse than death itself. However, by applying the Code of Chivalry, the knights in the medieval time displayed certain character traits which would secure success and honor in both battle and morality. In the book Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott, a knight named Ivanhoe illustrates this by devoting his attention to keeping the rules of the Code of Chivalry, which consisted of love of adventure, integrity, and loyalty to the king, to name a few. These character traits of Ivanhoe coupled with strong characters and a realistic setting allow the reader to understand the importance of a strong set of moral guidelines to all individuals of all time periods in spite of Scotts e xcessive detail and confusing subplot. Respect and loyalty are two of the character traits that Ivanhoe not only possesses but also helps the reader to see their importance for a successful life. For example, in the beginning of the book Ivanhoe is known as the Disinherited Knight because his father, Cedric of Saxon, disinherits him; however, even though he is abandoned, he still respects his father and is loyal to him. His respect is shown in the book when the castle burns and someone asks his father whether defeat is visible. Cedric responds by saying, Not so, by the soul of Hereward. He then denounces Ivanhoes beliefs. Instead of getting angry at Cedric, Ivanhoe shows respect, and brushes the comments off, and leads a successful life as a result. This is a very good example to todays reader that comes from generations of children having relationship problems with their parents. Ivanhoe is not only loyal to his real father but to King Richard the Lion Heart as well. When Ivanhoe is disowned by his father, King Richard steps in and adopts him. Ivanhoe attaches himself to the King and follows him into battle for the Crusades. When the King is captured, Ivanhoe has loyalty and sets his eye on freeing him. Ivanhoe is not the only character that demonstrates loyalty. The reader can also learn a thing or two about having too much loyalty and pride in family. Cedric the Saxon shows extreme pride and loyalty to his heritage. In fact, it is because of this that Ivanhoe is kicked out of the home. He has more interest in re-establishing Saxon rule than in running his household. He is so proud of the Saxons that he hates the Normans with all his heart. Everything he does reflects his bias towards the Saxons. Cedrics pride is far too extreme; the reader can learn to not let his or her pride in heritage take control. In addition to loyalty towards heritage, the novel contains loyalty towards religion. The problem with this is that the society has loyalty to only religion and but God. These characters actually insult true Catholics (their religion) by the way they practice their religion. It seems like Scott is trying to obuse the Catholic Church by portraying its members as people that are not concerned with God but rather, people that are only loyal to the religion itself. Christians can learn an important lesson from this society. We as believers should never just focus on the religious practices of the church. Instead, our main attention should be directed towards God alone because he is the reason for our religion. .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e , .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e .postImageUrl , .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e .centered-text-area { min-height: 80px; position: relative; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e , .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e:hover , .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e:visited , .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e:active { border:0!important; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e .clearfix:after { content: ""; display: table; clear: both; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e { display: block; transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; width: 100%; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; background-color: #95A5A6; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e:active , .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; background-color: #2C3E50; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e .centered-text-area { width: 100%; position: relative ; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e .ctaText { border-bottom: 0 solid #fff; color: #2980B9; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0; padding: 0; text-decoration: underline; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e .postTitle { color: #FFFFFF; font-size: 16px; font-weight: 600; margin: 0; padding: 0; width: 100%; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e .ctaButton { background-color: #7F8C8D!important; color: #2980B9; border: none; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: none; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 26px; moz-border-radius: 3px; text-align: center; text-decoration: none; text-shadow: none; width: 80px; min-height: 80px; background: url(; position: absolute; right: 0; top: 0; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e:hover .ctaButton { background-color: #34495E!important; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e .centered-text { display: table; height: 80px; padding-left : 18px; top: 0; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e-content { display: table-cell; margin: 0; padding: 0; padding-right: 108px; position: relative; vertical-align: middle; width: 100%; } .ud622a0c58095acfb89df2e9e0b16fa5e:after { content: ""; display: block; clear: both; } READ: Black Arts & Black Aesthetic EssayGlory is also something that Ivanhoe uses to lead him on. His step-father, King Richard the Lion Heart, was imprisoned by Austrians on his way back from the crusades. Ivanhoe put his effort towards freeing him and glorifying his country of England. He courageously goes to battle to fight for England in the Crusades. Because of his bravery England is saved. Glory and Bravery are not the only things Ivanhoe is demonstrating by fighting for England. He is also showing a fear of disgrace. If his home country of England is to lose the battles, he and his country would be disgraced. His fear of disgrace helps lead him on. Having a fear of disgrace shows the reader that having this motive can lead one on to success. People can learn a lesson not only about glory, but of bravery also. Besides glory, bravery is used throughout the novel also. An example of this is when Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert dies for Rebecca. Ivanhoe demonstrates bravery when he fights Brian to repay Rebecca for her care when he is hurt. He is also very brave when he fights for his Saxon image. Even though he is not a major character in this book, Robin Hood also shows bravery. He robs from the rich and gives to the poor which breaks certain parts in the Code of Chivalry. Through his actions, he fulfills part of the Code. He is brave and has a love of adventure in doing so, but his integrity and respect to the king is taken by his criminal actions. People can learn from these examples that sometimes being brave is not pretty. Both Sir Brian de Bois-Guilbert and Robin Hood had to suffer consequences for being brave. Bravery is very important to knights. If they are not brave they are disgraced, which is something they fear the most. Ivanhoes motto is Death is better than defeat, this shows his fear of disgrace. Likewise, in are society there are certain people that are looked at as being a disgrace. In society today there is a fear of disgrace. Becoming a failure is not anyones desire. Breaking the Code of Chivalry was a disgrace in the Medieval time period. Likewise, breaking laws and being arrested is considered a disgrace today. Through the use of chivalry, the author shows our society the importance of maintaining dignity as opposed to disgrace. The setting is very important to this novel. The general setting is in England, where the way of life is medieval. There are four settings throughout the book. The first is in Rotherwood, which is the home of Cedric. It is here where Ivanhoe saves Isaacs life. The second setting is at the site of the tournament, which is in Ashby. Here Ivanhoe wins the tournament under the name Disinherited Knight. When traveling, the Norman knights capture Ivanhoe, Rebecca, Cedric, Rowena, and Athelstane and take them to Torquilstone, which is the third setting. During a battle, Brian de Bois-Guilbert takes Rebecca to Templestone, the home of the Templars. This is the fourth setting. Here Rebecca is tried for witchcraft, but Ivanhoe comes and saves her by defeating Brian de Bois-Guilbert. This setting is so important because it shows the societys moral guidelines. This particular time period is known for this Code of Chivalry. In fact many Christians say we should still have a code like this to upho ld the moral standard. To show the medieval life Sir Walter Scott uses certain characters to draw the reader in. Ivanhoe, of course, is the ideal representation of the medieval society. He illustrates their strong beliefs in the Code of Chivalry. King Richard also illustrates this time period. He performs many deeds of chivalry, such as uniting his loyal followers and destroying Prince Johns plot to take the throne. He is the only Norman character that epitomizes chivalry. Even though Scott uses good characters to show this time period, he went a little too far. He uses so many characters throughout the novel that it becomes very confusing. .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 , .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 .postImageUrl , .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 .centered-text-area { min-height: 80px; position: relative; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 , .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00:hover , .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00:visited , .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00:active { border:0!important; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 .clearfix:after { content: ""; display: table; clear: both; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 { display: block; transition: background-color 250ms; webkit-transition: background-color 250ms; width: 100%; opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; background-color: #95A5A6; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00:active , .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00:hover { opacity: 1; transition: opacity 250ms; webkit-transition: opacity 250ms; background-color: #2C3E50; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 .centered-text-area { width: 100%; position: relative ; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 .ctaText { border-bottom: 0 solid #fff; color: #2980B9; font-size: 16px; font-weight: bold; margin: 0; padding: 0; text-decoration: underline; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 .postTitle { color: #FFFFFF; font-size: 16px; font-weight: 600; margin: 0; padding: 0; width: 100%; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 .ctaButton { background-color: #7F8C8D!important; color: #2980B9; border: none; border-radius: 3px; box-shadow: none; font-size: 14px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 26px; moz-border-radius: 3px; text-align: center; text-decoration: none; text-shadow: none; width: 80px; min-height: 80px; background: url(; position: absolute; right: 0; top: 0; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00:hover .ctaButton { background-color: #34495E!important; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 .centered-text { display: table; height: 80px; padding-left : 18px; top: 0; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00 .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00-content { display: table-cell; margin: 0; padding: 0; padding-right: 108px; position: relative; vertical-align: middle; width: 100%; } .u38aba7d64f26b3c924c391b13d68eb00:after { content: ""; display: block; clear: both; } READ: Harrison Bergeron EssayNot only did the ridiculously large amount of characters make this book confusing, but the relationships between them also hindered the clarity. For example, Athelstone is arranged to marry Rowena, but Rowena doesnt love him. Rowena really loves Ivanhoe, but Rebecca loves Ivanhoe as well. Ivanhoe loves Rowena but does not love Rebecca. As one can see, this triangle of love seems like a kinky sitcom on NBC. Adding to the confusion, the author gives double names to a couple of the characters. Ivanhoe is known as the Disinherited Knight and Wilfred. King Richard the Lion Heart is called the Black Knight after he returns from the Crusades. I became very confused while reading this book because of these double names. I had trouble figuring out who Scott was talking about. In my opinion the weaknesses of the double names and far too many characters makes this book unappealing. Yes, it does portray the societys obsession of the Code of Chivalry very well, but it doesnt make the book interesting. The plot is hard to follow, and the names of all the characters get jumbled together. I would not recommend this book to anyone without a firm grasp of how society was at that time. I think even people with a high education will find this book to be challenging. In spite of the weaknesses, Ivanhoe and King Richard demonstrate true chivalric characteristics. They exemplify integrity, loyalty to the king, a love for adventure, and bravery. Through this book the reader learns the meaning of moral guidelines due to the examples set by King Richard and Ivanhoe. These examples challenge us to search for our own moral guidelines. Without these we have nothing to strive for.

Monday, April 20, 2020

Staple Remover Components free essay sample

Materials of Parts: ere formation of the staple remover is based on performance and durability without extra useless parts. The materials that form the tool are managed properly to minimize total costs while maximizing the production rates. There are four main parts: wedges, spring, handle and pin axle. ere Wedges of Staple Remover ere staple remover is comprised of two wedges on shaft. These engaged wedges are usually made from chrome-plated steel, because it is not only harder than the eternal of the staple, but also tough enough to resist the force applied to extract it. Although the chrome-plated steel using provides these benefits, it shows mild rust- resistance in very moist environments. However, this disadvantage of the material can be ignored, because the staple remover is produced to be used in offices generally. The expander spring is another important part that brings these wedges back to its original opened state. We will write a custom essay sample on Staple Remover Components or any similar topic specifically for you Do Not WasteYour Time HIRE WRITER Only 13.90 / page Also, it is usually made from chrome-plated steel like the wedges to prevent any possible failures through metal fatigue In continued SE.The handles/grips of the staple remover are Important for the usage, but It does not have any functional roles for the aim of the device. The grips provide easy use for users, because people do not have to hold cold and tough metal surface. Grips are largely made from plastic materials which are the most proper choose with Its Cheapness and formability. The pin axle Is a cylindrical cross member which gives the wedges ability to rotate. It Is made of stainless steel, which have high rust- resistance In places that have been worn by contact with other metals.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

The Role and Duties of Canadian Members of Parliament

The Role and Duties of Canadian Members of Parliament Beginning with the October 2015 federal election, there will be 338 members of parliament in the Canadian House of Commons. They are elected in a general election, which is usually called every four or five years, or in a by-election when a seat in the House of Commons becomes empty due to resignation or death. Representing Constituents in Parliament Members of parliament represent the regional and local concerns of the constituents in their ridings (also called electoral districts) in the House of Commons. Members of parliament solve problems for constituents on a wide variety of federal government matters - from checking on individual problems with federal government departments to providing information on federal government programs and policies. Members of parliament also maintain a high profile in their ridings and take part in local events and official functions there. Making Laws While it is public servants and cabinet ministers who have direct responsibility for drafting new legislation, members of parliament can influence legislation through debates in the House of Commons and during all-party committee meetings to examine legislation. Even though members of parliament are expected to toe the party line, both substantive and fine-tuning amendments to legislation are often made at committee stage. Votes on legislation in the House of Commons are usually a formality following party lines but can be of significant strategic importance during a minority government. Members of parliament can also introduce legislation of their own, called private members bills, however it is rare that a private members bill passes. Watchdogs on Government Canadian members of parliament can influence federal government policy by participating in House of Commons committees which review federal government department activities and spending, as well as legislation. Government members of parliament also raise policy issues in caucus meetings of members of parliament of their own party and can lobby cabinet ministers. Members of parliament in opposition parties use the daily Question Period in the House of Commons to raise issues of concern and bring them to the attention of the public. Party Supporters A member of parliament usually supports a political party and plays a role in the operation of the party. A few members of parliament may sit as independents and do not have party responsibilities. Offices Members of parliament maintain two offices with corresponding staff - one on Parliament Hill in Ottawa and one in the constituency. Cabinet ministers also maintain an office and staff in the departments for which they are responsible.

Friday, February 28, 2020

Toyota Assignment Example | Topics and Well Written Essays - 1750 words

Toyota - Assignment Example However, competition increase especially in the low-cost model market has become a big threat for the company. Recently, the company has experienced reduced growth as it competitors continue to penetrate the market and push the company’s profits downwards. The company still stands a chance to penetrate the market by establishing new markets and focusing on cost differentiation. The survival of the company depends on the ability of the management to detect the changes in the market and to design new strategies that will keep the company top of the market in the long-term. Organizational strategies refers to the approaches that a company deploys to push its products to the market and to acquire an appropriate position in the market. Companies use competitive strategies to compete with their business rivals. In the automobile company, competition has consistently increased due to the entry of new producers. However, there is a notable insatiable demand for automobile company. A close analysis of Toyota Company will provide an appropriate ground to measure the competitive ability of the Toyota. TOWS Analysis is one of the most critical tools that help to evaluate the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and Threats of company’s business model. The strength of the Toyota Company lies in its ability to brand itself as a top manufacture of automobile companies in the world. This strategy has helped the company to create a strong brand image in every market, which has become an important marketing tool. The company’s mass production has been feasible allowing the company to minimize the cost of their cars. With standard quality cars, the company’s strategy has been acceptable within the market. Besides, the company’s ability to diversify its products has helped to satisfy various needs of the market and to satisfy different market segments. Innovation within the company has led to high level of customer satisfaction which

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Literature Review Research Paper Example | Topics and Well Written Essays - 2250 words - 2

Literature Review - Research Paper Example Baker (2011) asserted that the English immersion model avoids the dominant language of the learner while the transitional bilingual model focuses on English as a target language through integrating the limited level of support and instructions to the native language. Walker (1956) asserts that developmental bilingual model approach ensures teachers work with students at their current levels of native languages while at the same time providing the instructions in English so that students can finally attain fluency in English language. According to 2004 statistics, American public schools had 11 million immigrant children and about 5.5 million either did not speak English or had limited English proficiency (Baker, 2011). According to 2007 statistics by Education Weekly, more than 30 percent of English language learners in big states such as New York, Texas and California demonstrated slow progress in learning and this accounted for the high achievement gap (Garcia & Baker, 2007). Bilin gual education in the US focuses on the English language learners and it starts with enabling the students develop the native language literacy first and then transferring the skills to learning English (Baker, 2011). Some experts argue that monolingual and bilingual language acquisition is similar since children growing up in an environment where both languages are spoken will acquire the two languages simultaneously (Garcia & Baker, 2007). At the early stage of development, the children may mix words in a single sentence, but will begin to gradually distinguish words. Accordingly, sequential Bilingualism occurs when children utilize knowledge and experiences in their first language to acquire the second language. Bilingualism exhibits numerous advantages such as general reasoning, divergent thinking, concept formation, verbal and linguistic abilities and metalinguistic