George Washington - The Legacy George Washington: The Legacy Just being the first President of The United States earns George Washington the #1 spot in my report. George Washington became Americas first President when he unanimously won the election in 1789. He was a man of many features and was considered by all “Father of our country”. (www.consitutionfacts.com) George Washington was more than just the first President of the United States. He served as a role model for countless soldiers during America’s Revolutionary War and helped establish future presidents.
John Locke is one of the most influential Enlightenment philosophers of the seventeenth century. His philosophical writings of individual rights and role of government to secure these rights were a major influence on the founding fathers of the United States of America. The founding fathers such as Thomas Jefferson and James Madison used many of the tenets of John Locke's philosophy to construct the American political ideology of liberal democracy. John Locke's view of what a civil society and popular sovereignty inspired the founding fathers and the colonists to develop a political and social discourse which fueled the American Revolution. Locke's influence can be seen in documents such as the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Federalist Papers.
The initial growth of the US government stemmed largely from the American Revolution in 1775 when the United States was competing with Britain for the expansion of this territory. Directly following the revolution arose the Constitution, which quickly established a governing policy over the indigenous residents. In the third clause of Article 1, Section 8, we saw the Indian Commerce Clause, which ensured that Indian tribes must be subject to federal policy under the Constitution. These policies pushed some groups out of their original settlements, while around the same time, another movement was occurring
Constitution Timeline Grand Canyon University Arizona and Federal Government POS-301-O101 October 05, 2013 Constitution Timeline In this narrative I have clarified and recognized the important characteristics of each of these events and documents that were important for the development of the United States Constitution. The topics that would be discussed are: “the Magna Charta, Mayflower Compact, Declaration of Independence, Articles of Confederation, and last the Federalist Papers” (GCU Lecture, 2010, para. 2-6). All of these events and document led to the creation of the United States Constitution. “Magna Charta (1215) also called The Great Charter, is considered one of the most important documents in the establishment of democracy, its influence can be seen throughout the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights”(GCU Lecture, 2010, para.
Anthony Morency Federal Communications Commission U.S. Government 5:30 p.m. M/W Dr. Kimberly Cox 31 March 2013 http://www.fcc.gov http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-fcc.htm http://www.museum.tv/eotvsection.php?entrycode=federalcommu http://www.oswego.edu/~messere/FCC1.html http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Communications_Act_of_1934 The Federal Communications Commission The Federal Communications Commission, also known as the FCC, is an agency of the United States whose job is to regulate essentially all of the communications throughout the United States. Or for that matter, any type of communications transmission that originates within the United States. This means that the FCC is responsible for essentially policing the television
So this means that states are governing themselves in one nation. There are three three powers. Delegated, reserved, and concurrent powers. We'll start off with delegated powers. It's expressed or authorized when given by the people to the branch of the Federal Governement.
It was also included in the implied powers of the federal government eg Congress's powers' to "make all laws necessary and proper for carrying into execution the foregoing powers." The Supreme Court was to be umpire of all disagreements between the federal and state governments. Federalism was never a fixed term and as the US has evolved, so has federalism. There have been a number of factors over the 19th and 20th century that have led to an increased role for federal government. Westward expansion, from 13 colonies spread westward, which led to a larger population, in need of a stronger government.
Is it true to say that we now have Prime Ministerial rather than Cabinet Government? In the following paragraphs I will evaluate and analyse the two contrasting ideologies of Prime Ministerial and Cabinet Government, with specific focus on how Margaret Thatcher, John Major and Tony Blair have run their Cabinets. The traditional system of government in the UK is run by the Cabinet, which is composed of twenty three members, seventeen of which are Ministers, who are known as 'Secretaries of State'. Each Minister has responsibility for one public office, the titles of these positions are; The Prime Minister, Finance Minister, Foreign Minister, Defence Minister, Information Minister, Interior Minister, Education Minister, Environment Minister, Health Minister, Justice Minister, Culture Minister, Agriculture Minster, Transport Minister, Commerce Minister, Energy Minister, Inland Revenue Minister, Public Works Minister, and The Chancellor.1 The Cabinet is the primary decision making body for the executive.2 The Prime Minister heads the Cabinet meetings and has final say concerning policy; The Cabinet can, however, over-rule the Prime Minister by a majority.3 Each Minister should be proficient in knowledge of his/her sector, and have strong leadership skills so as not to be ruled by their Civil Servants.4 Having a Cabinet Government, which is what the UK still claims to have, is a much more democratic process of producing policy, as all the decisions are made by a group of people with a collective of broad and diverse experience and thus ensuring a more proficient final policy. It has been argued though, that we now have Prime Ministerial Government as opposed to Cabinet Government, due to the shift in power towards the Prime Minister over the years from Thatcher to Blair.