The Secretary of Treasury Has the Authority to Mint and Issue Coins

Imagine minting and issuing virtual currencies like Bitcoin. Virtual currencies, perhaps most notably Bitcoin, have captured the imagination of some, struck fear among others, and confused the heck out of the rest of us. -Former United States Senator Thomas Carper Virtual currency, or cryptocurrency, has gripped our interconnected world. The use of decentralized currency systems […]

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Welcome

Welcome. To be here, now, is the most impressive miracle I’ve worked to perform yet. Hi! My name is Rabia Muhammad and I’m a current junior at American University’s School of International Service. In May 2020, I anticipate receiving a BA in International Studies with a primary concentration in United States foreign policy & national security, […]

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The Preface, The Idea

In the preface of his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming outlines the course he will take in his book regarding the relationship between public discourse and built environments in the United States. I have noticed that Fleming structures his argument three parts. The first part of his argument in the preface is the rejection of […]

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Design and a Post-Gender Society

  Suzanne Tick, in her “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” the central argument is that modern-day designers must use their craft to promote acceptance and change in society. Before stating her claim, Tick refers to the breakdown of traditional concepts of femininity and masculinity defining societal norms. The path her article follows […]

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Annotated Bibliography 5&6- The (non)Violent Takeover of Shaw

Background Frank, Stephanie Barbara. “If We Own the Story, We Own the Place”:  Cultural Heritage, Historic Preservation, and Gentrification on U Street. University of Maryland, College Park, 2005. ProQuest, http://search.proquest.com/docview/304996415/abstract/1CE187B707EA4A1EPQ/1. Stephanie Barbara Frank, in her publication titled, “If We Own the Story, We Own the Place,” suggests that people must take different approaches to gain […]

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Annotated Bibliography 3&4- Residents of Shaw

Exhibit Englert, Carlos M., and Morgan A. Eddy. “Underpinning and Shoring of Historic Howard Theatre in Washington, DC.” Academia.edu, www.academia.edu/23411452/Underpinning_and_Shoring_of_Historic_Howard_Theatre_in_Washington_DC. Accessed 26 Mar. 2017. In “Underpinning and Shoring of Historic Howard Theatre in Washington, DC,” Englert and Eddy suggest that the restoration of the Howard Theatre was an intense process that inevitably brought to light […]

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