In his 2000 bid for the presidency Ralph Nader campaigned against the corporate powers dominance in the political landscape as well as the need for change in the manner of how presidential races are held. He also wanted universal healthcare, the legalization of hemp, and free universal education - meaning college would be free for every American citizen. Nader ran on a similar platform in 2004 and 2008. Opposition to the War in Iraq was one of the biggest issues in the 2004 campaign and Nader had always been at the forefront of this opposition. Nader has made it quite clear to his fellow citizens that he will always do his utmost to ensure that the rights of consumers are upheld and defended.
What were the major arguments that surfaced in opposition to the new Constitution proposed in 1787? How did supporters of the Constitution counter those arguments? Before the Constitution was proposed in 1787, under the Articles of Confederation, there was no control of the country; debt was piling up and there was no enforcement of taxes. Many arguments surfaced in opposition to the new Constitution, but the main concern had to do with the concept of a “president” where there was a single executive leader and centralized government, and that there was no bill of rights. Supporters of the constitution countered these arguments by adding some safeguards in some cases and also by thoroughly explaining the limited powers that the leader and government would have and the necessity for a strong central government.
George Washington stated that they should deal with “sincerity and good faith adopt and pursue a conduct friendly and impartial [to Britain].” He may have stated this for he was the first to be the role model of the future presidents, therefore he would want to leave a legacy that will effectively put American in the positive direction. As a neutralist, George Washington advised Thomas Jefferson to not be involved in any affairs or involvement with other nations on March 13th, 1793 (Doc B). The first president would have written this to Jefferson because Washington strongly opposes any interactions with other nations. An additional document that may further help analyze the evolution of America and the foreign policy would be
This increased the number of years required for immigrants to qualify for U.S citizens from 5 years to 14 years. The federalists adopted these laws because they wanted to stay in power, and since they were aware of the fact that many of the immigrants would vote for their opposing party, this act ensured that they couldn’t vote. George Washington thought that immigration could help unite the country as a whole if there was an intermixture of cultures. (Doc. A) What is ironic is that Jefferson, one of the men who was most apposed of the Alien and Sedition Acts, looked down on immigration.
It does not mean that the patriots are vicious or are terrorists. In all reality when he wrote the letter to William Smith that contained this quote Thomas Jefferson was ultimately trying to affirm the right of the people to rebel against one’s government. At the time, Jefferson was deeply concerned about some of the new proposals for the new United States Constitution; particularly the role of the executive branch, which he saw as being far too powerful. In addition, Jefferson believed that the recent rebellion in Massachusetts; which became known as Shays' Rebellion -- had heightened the fears of the American elite, causing them to throw their weight behind a stronger executive government. Shays' Rebellion was essentially an armed rebellion against taxes being levied at Massachusetts farmers.
“Don’t fire unless fired upon, but if they mean to have a war, let it begin here.” - John Parker. Revolution is a dynamic process whose consequences no one can anticipate. The American colonies in 1765 were surprised by the new taxes that were being presented from the Parliament. This caused a rebellion that lead to a complete separation from Great Britain that once the colonistshad loved because of their powerful government that viewed them as equals and largely left alone to do what they wanted. Little over a decade, conflict began to occur with the British and Patriots in the Spring of 1775 in Massachusetts.
He headed the Truman Committee, a committee that found and corrected problems in US war production. In 1944, Franklin Delano Roosevelt chose Truman as his running mate for the presidential election. Truman didn’t want to accept the offer at first, but after his nomination he began to campaign actively. Roosevelt and Truman were elected in November 1944; Truman took oath of office on January 20, 1945. He served as vice president for only eighty-two days, before becoming president
As America’s hero from the Revolutionary War and first president, Washington was given many responsibilities for the new nation. As our first president, Washington had many difficult decisions to make with no precedents to turn to for guidance. Many men would have become corrupt or tried to seize as much power as possible if placed in Washington’s shoes, but George was noble and had the responsibility to respect the constitution and do his job to best serve the country. Washington made no attempt to become dictator, to establish a monarchy (though he had no heir), nor to retain power for too long. After his second term he stepped down from president setting a precedent himself.
One group of proponents of the bill argued that the California Supreme Court did not have the right to rule the ban on same-sex marriages unconstitutional earlier this year. They said that Prop 8, rather, would ensure that the issue be democratically decided upon. But our founding fathers didn’t build this nation on a system of complete democracy, fearing the excess of the masses against minority groups. Instead, they created an electoral system and different branches of government to uphold the ideals of the constitution. This first camp ignores the historical dangers of allowing the majority to vote on a minority’s civil rights.
So the tug-of-war between the president and Congress is a special part (271). The framers had never envisioned that the presidency of the United States of America would become such a democratic office. They were afraid of tyranny and the pressure of the public opinion and made the Electoral College in a way that its members would be chosen in a manner decided by the state legislatures (270). They realized that the instead of letting the people elect the members, the state legislatures would elect the members by themselves. The electors from the states would than elect the country’s president from the leading citizens.