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A Fallen Hero's Tale: The True Story of the Product Liability Fairness Act of 1995View more presentations from NigelTheGreat.

Work Cited

Clymer, Adam. “Henry J. Hyde, a Power in the House of Representatives, Dies at 83.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 30 Nov. 2007. Web. 5 October 2010.

Greenburg, Jan Crawford. “Senators Feel Heat Of Lobbyists.” The Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Tribune, 4 May 1995. Web. 4 October 2010.

Labaton, Stephen. “Playing With The Words In the Product Liability Bill.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 5 March 1995.  Web. 8 October 2010.

“The Damages Bill is Veto Bait.” The New York Times. The New York Times, 13 May 1995. Web. 5 October 2010.

United States. House of Representatives. Congress. “Common Sense Product Liability Reform Act of 1995.” Library of Congress. House of Representatives, 1995. Web. 5 Oct 2010.

United States. House of Representatives. Congress. “Innocent Sellers Fairness Act.” GovTrack.com. House of Representatives, 2009. Web. 5 Oct 2010

United States. House of Representatives. Congress. “Product Liability Fairness Act of 1995.” The Library of Congress. House of Representatives, 1995. Web. 5 Oct 2010.


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Voter Interview!

My interview with a fellow in a great hat at some ridiculous morning hour.

1.     Why did you decide to come out and vote?
“Like all great rights, I believe it needs to be exercised. “

2.    What change would like to see in the political realm?
“I would like to see an end to the fighting, finger pointing, and arguing so we can focus on some greater cause. I don’t know which greater cause but something other than yelling. “

3.     Do you vote every election day?
“I try to.”

4.    Do know why we vote on Tuesdays?
“Nothing productive gets done on a Monday.”

5.     Where have you heard the most campaign ads?
“Radio and TV, mostly radio.” (However, he found that TV had a higher number of ads.)

6.     What is the most memorable campaign ad you saw this election?
“The first Dan Onorato in which he explained the proper pronunciation of his name. That was a great ad!”

7.     Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you enter the voting booth?
“Yes.”

8.     What changes would you like to see in the city because of the election?
“I would like to see the city waste less money.”

9.    “Well you know what they say ‘Every vote counts.’”

10.  Did you learn about voting in school?
“To be honest I can barely remember school but I think it did. Yes, school did.”

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election day.

Neighbor/Friend  21 years of age. 

1. What motivated you to come out and vote? grand mother

3. Do you vote in every election? No

7. Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating? Yes always sure. 

10. Did you learn about voting in school? yes at West philly high.

5. Where have you seen the most campaign activity? mainly internet and tv. 

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Interview Election

Interviewed: Neighbor John
1. What motivated you to come out and vote?
To help be the supporting cause of a change.
3. Do you vote in every election? (How regularly do you vote?)
Yea.
5. Where have you encountered the highest amount of ad campaigning?
Radio, TV, print, internet, other.
TV
7. Are you always sure of who you are going to vote for when you walk
into the booth or are you still deliberating?
Most of the time I am.
8. What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this
election?
Education
10. Did you learn about voting in school? If yes, did that impact your
willingness to vote today?
No
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Election Day Interview

1. What motivated you to come out and vote today?
I know the shape that the economy was in over the 8 years under Bush and I want to make sure that it does not go back to that again so I went out to vote to make sure that there are enough democrats so that Obama can stick to his course because without the democrats he cant stick to his course
2. Where have you encountered the most ad campaigning? The Phone and the Tv
3. Are you always sure who you are going to vote for when you walk into the booth or are you still deliberating?
I am always sure because I always read and inquire there literature before I go into the poll so I know who I am voting for.
4. Do you vote in every election? I was registered when I was 18 and I have voted in every election, I haven’t missed one since I was 18.
5.  What changes do you hope to see in Philadelphia as a result of this election?

Hopefully the new governor and the mayor will be on the same page so the city can benefit from better education (more money) streets and highway to be repaved because if they are the same page we can get more money. More jobs for people. Decrease in gun violence different laws to stop some of the violence.

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1st Quarter Benchmark

http://sinnea.glogster.com/american-gov-benchmark/

I researched how the Civil Rights Act of 1964 became a law. I used an online collage maker called Glogster and used pictures and video to make a collage of everything the bill went through to become law. 

"Civil Rights Act of 1964." Wapedia . Web.                                   <http://wapedia.mobi/en/Civil_Rights_Act_of_1964>.

"Civil Rights Act of 1964." Spartacus Educational . N.p., n.d.

Web. 9 Nov 2010.       <http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAcivil64.htm>

"HISTORIC SPEECHES JOHN F. KENNEDY Civil Rights Message June 11, 1963."Presidential Rhetoric . N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Nov 2010.       <http://www.presidentialrhetoric.com/historicspeeches/kennedy/civilrightsmessage.html>

"Civil Rights Act (1964)." Our Documents . N.p., n.d. Web. 9 Nov 2010.       <http://www.ourdocuments.gov/doc.php?flash=old&doc=97>.

Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States: Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-64. Volume I, entry 11, pp. 8-10. Washington, D. C.: Government Printing Office, 1965.

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