In 1990, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act, a federal law explicitly prohibiting discrimination on the basis of disability.
In “The Devil’s Rope,” first place winner in the Senior Individual Website category, Andrew White explores the fascinating history of barbed wire, including its invention, role in the American West, applications in war and modern usages.
In their group website, “A Turning Point in the Communication Age: The ARPANET, The Ancestor of the Modern Internet,” Matthew Baker, Christopher Calandria, Jake Leland of James Martin High School argue that the “ARPANET” system was the precursor to the modern Internet.
The Internet is an indelible part of the 21st century world, exerting a powerful impact over our work, social lives and even our politics. So how did it become such a powerful and ever-present tool?
Few people look past the glamorization of the flappers, but we wanted to dig deeper to find both the causes of the reform in gender roles as well as the era’s lasting impact on women today. In November, after a preliminary perusal of various sources at our local public library, we decided that our project should explore the controversial fashions of the twenties that boldly symbolized the liberation of women from confining Victorian social expectations.
Kacey Manlove chronicles Cambodia’s transformation from a neutral country during the Vietnam War to a totalitarian state led by Pol Pot’s brutal Khmer Rouge communist party in the years after American defeat in South Vietnam.
Frederick Corey Roberts’ paper, “Frank J. Robinson and the Fight Against Racial Gerrymandering in Deep East Texas,” argues that Frank Robinson, a school superintendent turned Civil Rights legal activist from the East Texas town of Palestine, played a pivotal role in securing voting rights for Texas’ African American population in 1974.
After the 1967 Six Day War, Palestinian rebel groups moved to consolidate and mobilize Jordan’s Palestinian population to overthrow Jordan’s western-backed monarchy. Although the Jordanian military defeated and drove the Palestinian rebels out of Jordan by 1971, Areej Malley argues that Palestine’s failed attempt to foment revolution in Jordan was a limited success rather than a complete failure.
The Iranian Revolution of 1979 affected the lives of all Iranian citizens, especially women. Claudia Espinoza illustrates how Ayatollah Khomeini’s new theocratic government implemented segregationist policies that drastically changed the dress code, legal rights, and professional opportunities available to Iranian women.
Rosie the Riveter, with her red handkerchief and sculpted biceps, has become an easily recognizable national cultural icon. But what about the message behind the poster? From where did this image of a strong, confident, working woman originate?