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Florida Essay Examples

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Florida Should Protect Panthers to Preserve Legacy
As the deer fed at the marsh's edge, it's tail flickering as it nibbled tender and ripe green growth. Then the nervous animal pauses in it's feeding and lifted its head to listen. Whatever hint of danger the deer had sensed was ignored once the threat could not be located. It stamped a forefoot, lowered its head and began t...
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4 pages
Moving to Florida
Growing up in a small town in Nebraska at the age of nine, my life was
complete with a mapped out future. My family had just built a new house;
we went to church every Sunday where we knew everyone there. I had
everything I could want: friends, family and a lifestyle I was
accustomed to. One night I was called into the kitc...
785 words
2 pages
Stand Your Ground: Legal to Kill
The stand your ground law is a debatable topic, many people are for it and others are against it. The Stand Your Ground law has caused murders. I believe the law was created to protect citizens but it has been proven to protect certain citizens. I am from Florida and sometimes I do not like to watch the news it seems like s...
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2 pages
An Analysis of the Child Abuse in Florida
Sherry Nelson Child Abuse in Florida Florida, as all of us are painfully aware, is not immune to the devastation of child abuse. In 1999, Florida had 168,256 reports of child abuse and 74,000 children were identified as abused and neglected. Eighty-four of those identified children died as a result of maltreatment. (F...
2,624 words
6 pages
A Summary of the Performance in the Mahaffey Theater on March 1st
On Saturday March 1st at 8:00 pm, I attended the Mahaffey Theater, also known as the Bayfront Center, located at 400 First Street South in Saint Petersburg, Florida. The Mahaffey Theater was a spectacular looking performing arts center on the inside. It had a capacity of about 2,000 guests and is considered to be one of the...
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2 pages
The Situation of Women Involved in Justice System in the State of Florida
After visiting several websites in regards to the treatment of females in the justice system led me to the conclusion that the real problem isn't what happens inside the system so much as what happens as a result of being the system. In other words the real injustice happens after the women serve their sentences and are rel...
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A Short Biography of Juan Ponce de León
He was born in San Tervas de Campos, Spain, in 1474. There is no record of his birth, parent's names, or of his preteeen years. In his younger years he served as a squire and earned the nickname "poor knight." From that day on he trained himself in the arts of war and survival to prepare himself for future of dari...
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I Dream of the Atlantic Ocean, My First Visit to Florida
It was my first visit to Florida and I was finally going to catch a glimpse of the mighty Atlantic Ocean. As a child, I heard its glory described to me by friends that had gone on beach vacations. To run and leap into the crashing waves seemed a reoccurring dream of mine. Strolling down the oceanfront boardwalk, I lifted my...
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2 pages
The Case of the State of Florida and the 2000 Elections
The election of 2000 is one that we will all remember, not because the candidates but because of the state of Florida. The chaos of the 2000 election in Florida has shown that our electoral system is in definite need of immediate reform. Not necessarily our voting system but more the means that we cast our votes. Some of th...
2,165 words
5 pages
A Report from a Visit in the Thirteenth District Circuit Court of Florida
On the date of November 27, 2000, I visited the Hillsborough county Courthouse and witnessed the Thirteenth District Circuit Court of Florida in its proceedings. The case was the State of Florida v. Michael Canady and his honor that presided over the case was Judge William Fuente. The case was called at 10:30 AM and opened...
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2 pages