My American Freedom

1915 WordsJun 20, 20188 Pages
"I pledge allegiance to my Flag and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all" (Mauro, sec. 1). This was the original pledge of allegiance to the United States of America given on October 12th, 1892, celebrating the four hundred year memory of Columbus’s journey (Mauro, sec. 1). This pledge is now a part of all school systems, recited at many sporting events, and posted in various places all over the United States of America. Since that time, the pledge now reads, “I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all” (Mauro, sec. 1). This pledge is a representation…show more content…
If we were a part of a majoritarian democracy, the majority would rule no matter what. Because our legal system has set I place checks and balances, no law can be passed through one majority ruling. The three government branches separate the power so it is not a concentrated government. There is a legislative branch, an executive ranch and the judicial branch. The legislative branch is also known as the Congress. Congress is in charge of making the laws for our country. Congress is made up of the House of Representatives with 435 members and the Senate with 100 members. The judicial system is made up of the judicial court full of supreme rulers and judges. They are in charge of interpreting the laws and determining how they are applied today according to the Constitution. Lastly, the executive branch is composed of the President and the Vise President. The president not only runs the country and plays an important role in making laws, he is also in charge of enforcing the laws that are created and passed through the other two branches. He also chooses experts to lead as his cabinet or advisors. The laws that are created must go through a series of “checks and balances” (Midkiff, personal communication, July 2, 2011) to be approved for release. This is the system that keeps laws from being passed without proper review. (This information is strictly from the notes given in class.) Free enterprise, also known as the free market system, is a business

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