Kelley Hogan History 201 US September 20, 2011 Importance of the new Constitution on Early America America, at the beginning, needed to establish a strong central government; therefore they wrote the first Constitution, called the Articles of Confederation. But as in many first tries it was unsuccessful in establishing a strong government, as division caused many faults in the political and social spectrum. Many faults and strengths of the Articles of Confederation played into the role of the new Constitution. The importance of this first Constitution in relating to the new Constitution is realizing the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation, the strengths of the New Constitution and the Federalists versus Anti-Federalists debate. The first factor to play into the new Constitution was the weaknesses of the Articles of Confederation.
President Woodrow Wilson wrote “the he Constitution of the United States is not a mere lawyers’ document, it is a vehicle of life and its spirit is always the spirit of the age.” One must keep this fact in mind when comparing the Constitution and the Articles of Confederation. There was a vast difference in the “spirit of the age” when these documents were drafted. Coming on the heels of the Declaration of Independence and the war against England, and afraid of a dictatorship or a government that did not listen to its people, the Articles of Confederation (which will be referred to as AoC) were written it a way that gave more power to the states. The problem with this type of government was that it was too difficult to enact or enforce laws and the government could not collect enough taxes to support itself. I believe the Constitution did a better job of protecting liberties, specifically in the areas of the federal court system, representation of the people, and the levy of taxes.
(c) Assess the arguments in favour of introducing a codified constitution for the UK. (25 marks) Draft A constitution is a statement of how the political system works and contains the limits to government power and the rights of the citizens. Britain does not have a real constitution but we do have an unwritten, uncodified constitution. There are many arguments for having a codified constitution for Britain. The first one is that our rights are not well enough protected.
The launching of the Great Experiment September 9, 2013 Establishing a durable Government in the 18th Century was very difficult because there was no way to please all of the country which all had different opinions. Americans have failed before with the Articles of Confederation because it did not meet the needs of our nation. There remained disputes between the Americans which led to the division of government; one remained for the American people and the other for the thirteen colonies belonging to Great Britain. The Constitution was also created to test Americans and to see if they could govern themselves without being watched by someone. The American people were in need of a government that would make everyone happy and satisfied.
Laws can be change because later on we analyze that it wasn’t a positive thing to the government and the nation. The need for laws goes back when humans first were on this earth. It gave a sense of order for the way things should be. Amendments are important to keep the constitution relevant to the current times. When they wrote the original Constitution over 200 years ago, they could not possibly foresee how society would change.
Project 2 Alexis Zamora Mrs. Watts December 14, 2012 There were people who supported and opposed the ratification of the United States Constitution who both had a surplus of justification for their viewpoints. These two groups did not agree on which issues were the most relevant to their arguments. In this debate over the future of America, there were two opposing sides to it. First off, the Federalists, they believed in a strong centralized government that would support, protect, and assist their businesses. Then there were the anti-federalists, who had overlapping reasons for opposing the Constitution.
Geneva Edison Professor Kelley English 101 July 16, 2012 Gay Rights and Civil Rights According to Julian Bond, “How can we deny the rights and privileges of marriage to gay people without violating the principles of justice, equality and respect for individual freedom” (Bond)? This statement has been the topic of discussion in our homes, our public forums, our churches, and our political society for ages. Although in recent ages, it was a topic that many did not want to entertain or discuss. However; this is not the case today, it must be discussed and we must make a decision as to whether gays should or should not marry. Bond also states that all Americans should have the right to marry the person of their choice, regardless
Spouting off Bible verses before they even had a chance to realize how foolish it made them appear. This is America, the land of hypocrites. Most of the time the same people who say homosexuality and interracial relationships are an abomination are forgetting that Christ told them not to judge one another. To this day we still have this issue… as someone in an interracial relationship it’s inescapable. If our government is waiting for our people to remain silent on homosexual marriage before legal action is made, then we will be waiting
Constitutional Amendments When the government was being established, the Framers did not want to make a government that could be easily influenced by the people. To make sure of this, they made the formal amendment process very slow and extensive. There are two stages to an amendment process: proposal and ratification, and two ways to accomplish each stage. Even though there are two ways for each stage, one of the ways is rarely used. According to the textbook, the usual method of proposal is by two thirds vote in both houses of Congress and the usual method of ratification is by legislatures in three-fourth of states.
While the main reason people in the US seem to get married is out of love, it is by no means the only reason (Kellard). One of the arguments against gay marriage is the idea presented by Adam and Eve in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament. Therefore, much of the opposition to same-sex marriage is rooted in the Bible. But when did the Bible become the basis for the laws of a country that accepts every religion? The article 10 reasons why Homosexual “Marriage” is harmful and must be opposed states: “Marriage is not the creature of any State.