The government in the United States supposedly revolves around American ideals such as equality and diversity; however, this is simply not the case as perpetuated by class inequalities. The meaning of democracy has been skewed in the United States to represent something entirely different than it did in 1776. Today, American democracy behaves more like an aristocracy, where the upper class exercises power within the government and state, influencing discourse and therefore the laws and resources in our country, which are purportedly “for the people”. Democracy is presumed to provide everyone with equal political power, but the government in today’s America, although seemingly following this ideal model, does not. Instead, the elite upper class has a monopoly over the political influence and are the sole benefactors from public policies due to their influence over the policy making process. The upper class has an overall benefit from class inequality, as it greatly impacts American ‘democracy’ through the significant power gained through money and status, leadership roles that impact government, and the influence in the policymaking process that creates upper class advantages.
In 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia, the framers of the Constitution of the United States of America worked together to identify the best way to elect the President (Patterson, 2013). The ideas suggested varied and ranged from selection by members of congress chosen by lottery, to a popular vote of the people. By the end of the Convention the matter had yet to be settled as the framers fore saw that many of the suggestions were prone to corruption, error, and were very chaotic. The issue was passed down to the Committee on Postponed Matters, who in turn created the system that is used today and is commonly known as Electoral College (Kazin, 2011). The Electoral College was outlined by the Committee to up hold the views of the founding fathers, who were the framers of the Constitution.
b) The original form of government consisted of a one-house Congress, in which each state had one vote despite various populations. There was no president or judicial branch to balance out the power.
The role of the United States now should be less involved with other countries because the United State gets involved with other places too quickly even if it is right or wrong. Our country also takes land that will benefit us more than others all for the wrong reasons. Also we are going head on head with other countries for power and while fighting for power other groups are evolving from conflicts.
The core intend of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is to endorse economic adaptation in the Asian Pacific province. The affiliates of the
I cannot pretend to know what the hell is going on in all the World. I must rely on pieces of information supplied to me from sources I have never met, nor have I any way of confirming the truthfulness of that information, just like most of us in today’s reality.
In general, the United States of America ranks second after India regarding the electorate size whereby, Indonesia comes third in the whole world. Moreover, the U.S. is the most powerful country in the world regarding its economy, political and military operations (Elkin, 1987). Additionally, the political system of U.S is in various ways important which make it different from other nations in the whole universe. Therefore, an exploration of the functioning of the American political system by looking at the characteristics of the American national government is crucial since it’s a nation that not only is it perceived powerful but also one that ought to act as an example to other developing countries. In precision, the evaluation includes America’s federalism, constitution, political parties, and branches of government, elections and the different interest groups (Elkin, 1987). Therefore, for the fact that America is an exemplary nation for many, an understanding of its system is crucial since developing nations look up to such nations.
In the Chapter 1 discussion of our Intro to American National Government course, the class had a discussion about an article from Professor Sanford Levinson titled “It Is Time to Repair the Constitution’s Flaws.” Levinson proposed in his article several objections he had to the current Constitution, why he felt the way he did about these objections, and called for others to join him in requesting that the country holds a new constitutional convention to fix some of the problems he brings up.
The Constitution of the United States, specifically the Bill of Rights, guarantees and protects the rights of individual citizens. In addition to freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and the right to keep and bear arms, individuals have the freedom to assemble and the freedom to petition. More importantly, is the protection from unreasonable search and seizure, cruel and unusual punishment, self-incrimination, and the deprivation of life, liberty, or property without due process of law (United States Constitution, n.d.). Are these rights, however, afforded to those individuals who choose to disobey the laws of the land? Incarcerated individuals do have rights and privileges. In fact, when an individual is taken into custody, possible legal issues can arise, governmental liability surfaces, and attention must be given to the rights and privileges of the imprisoned individual. With that being said, it is important to note that while imprisonment of criminals has been a fundamental aspect of our country’s justice system, the methods and practices associated with it have changed over time.
American democracy is a key factor when looking into rights. Most rights are given to people in the United States Constitution. While some are just rights every American should have without being defined by law. Rights come in many shapes and sizes and are sectioned into groups like civil rights, economic rights, and natural rights. Rights are moral and social standards that people follow to ensure that everyone gets equal happiness and freedoms. Meaning that there are things that every person is entitled to, for example being able to talk about what they want, when they want (within certain principles), or follow the religion of their choice, whatever they may chose. Rights can conflict in many different ways, like when someone wants to protest
America’s diminishing faith in free trade has been a controversial topic in the 2016 presidential election. As the former Secretary of State to a presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has changed her attitude in regards to the Trans-Pacific Partnership because these different positions have allowed her to view different perspectives in international relations. When she was Secretary of State promoting the TPP was her duty but as a presidential candidate she spoke against it, claiming it is “for more new good jobs for Americans, for raising wages for Americans.” In an interview with PBS Clinton argued that the TPP “kills American Jobs” because there is no safety net support that American workers need in order “to be able to compete and win the global economy”. Meanwhile as seen in Donald Trump’s campaign website, the Trans-Pacific Partnership undermines our economy and it will also threaten American independence. Trump told Breitbart News that “he would negotiate trade deals with individual countries, rather than a giant multinational deals like TPP” yet he tells Fox News that he is all for free trade “but it’s got to be fair” and wishes to go back to the days when America used to produce their own items.
Over time the democracy in the United States has changed a lot. On 1796, democracy was first ratified when George Washington published his farewell address, marking one of the first peaceful transfers of power in american history and cementing the country’s status as a stable, democratic state. I will be talking about the different types of democracy in the United States, how democracy has changed for the United States, and even go into detail about how democracy can benefit a country has a whole. The constitution of the United States of America, which was adopted in 1788 provided the world’s first formal blueprint for a modern democracy. George Washington is elected unopposed as president in 1789, and again for a second term in 1792. By 1796, political parties have entered into the United States’ government. The results of that year’s election is a federalist president named John Adams and a democratic-republican vice-president named Thomas Jefferson. In 1800, Thomas Jefferson and the federalist candidate Aaron Burr tied in the presidential election which overall lead to the congress electing Thomas Jefferson, declaring a long rule of the democratic-republican rule in the United States. The easy transfer of presidential power between the political parties on Jefferson 's election proves conclusively that the American republic has pioneered a successful working democracy.
The First Amendment is arguably one of the most important amendments ever added to the Constitution of the United States. It is designed to protect four basic freedoms: the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, the right to assembly and freedom of the press. When this amendment was drafted by the founding fathers, it was done in response to some of the events that had precipitated the American Revolution. Over time, the interpretation of these freedoms has changed as seen by various actions in government, but especially in rulings from the Supreme Court. The First Amendment has had a special importance from its beginnings to today.
America a nation that is known for being powerful and ever-changing has changed and advanced in every aspect; except nothing has changed, in respect to the African American people. The majority of Republicans and whites want to strip freedom of expression, in the sese of protest, in the year 2016. How unconstitutional is this? The Amendment states as followed:
The Constitution was written to serve the purpose as to "framework" the instituted government that our forefathers wanted. Needless to say, the written demands of the Constitution weren 't used to place a burden or strangle the government from asserting their power over the people. If anything, the Constitution was written to maintain the powers within the government, limiting the ability for man to manipulate laws and power over the people. The Constitution helped protect our rights as man and gave us the opportunity to maintain government power too.