Plagiarism Essay

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Plagiarism. We do it everyday. But most people don’t even know that they do it. Plagiarism is the act of taking the work or a idea of someone else, and passing it off as your own (Webster). Now, there are two main types of plagiarism: intentional and unintentional. Intentional plagiarism is when someone copies words, ideas, or phrases and purposefully pass it off as their own, all without giving credit to the correct source. On the other hand, unintentional plagiarism is when someone cites poorly, or if they didn’t know that someone else had an idea, and they pass it off as their own, thinking they were the first to come up with it. The issue with plagiarism and the United States, is whether or not America plagiarized democracy. To know…show more content…
Each state will have a certain number of representatives, and also pay direct taxes, on the basis of population size” (US Constitution 1-2). This excerpt from the US Constitution talks a lot about power being divided in the government, by having three different branches, judicial, executive, and legislative. The judiciary is the Supreme Court, which is addressed about later in the US Constitution, the executive is the president, and the legislative is the Senate and the House of Representatives. They also talk about power being divided in the Declaration of Independence. In the Declaration of Independence it states “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed...He has obstructed the Administration of Justice...He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people” (Declaration of Independence). It doesn't directly state it, because the Declaration of Independence talks about how the king of England is unfair, and how he rules poorly. When they state what the king is doing wrong, the reader can infer that the US will do the opposite. So, when they say that the king is dissolving the Representative Houses, the reader can assume that the US will not dissolve the Representative Houses repeatedly like the king previously did. However, famous foreign documents talked about power being divided way before the US did. For

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