This weak government had little legitimate authority and state sovereignty heavily outweighed the decisions made by the confederation. It was this state sovereignty that also greatly hampered the US economy as the states all had differing interests and hence the economy didn’t work well as there was no one government controlling it. There was therefore a great threat that the confederation would break up because of all the problems faced by the powerless confederation. The constitution therefore was the Americans’ way of dealing with these problems. Thanks to the constitution’s amendable nature it has lasted the past 200 years and is still the backbone of the American nation.
Also it would easily become outdated and fail to respond to the constantly changing political environment. If the UK’s constitution became codified then there would be a risk of judicial tyranny. Judges are not the best people to enforce the constitution as they are unelected and socially unrepresentative. If it became codified then it would be reflective of the values and preferences of senior judges not of the general public who the rules mainly affect. The UK’s current democratic rule has been successful for a long period of time and changes in the constitution come about because of democratic pressure from the public.
The long standing debate on whether amending the constitution to allow Naturalized citizens to run for presidency has formed arguments for and against the issue; all arguments stand with valid points. But as a democracy as the United States is, the government must consider the equal treatment of all its citizens including those naturalized. Loyalty to this country does not fall in place according to the country a person was born but by the values they were raised in. Not everyone has a realistic prospective of running for president whatever their background may be; but excluding certain citizens from consideration merely based on nativity is unjust and self-destructive. Kennedy states in his article “It makes second-class citizens of naturalized
The first obstacle was about the tradition in Western family. In those families of past Western, females had been considered as the property of the males in their family for example fathers and husbands. Men, who were living in that century, believed that women were created to serve men; therefore, women were kept always from school. As a result, women were rarely to have a chance to learn anything about art, so they were hard to become artists. According to the book “Women, Art, and Society”, men can achieve nobility because they are good in art, but women can only be allowed to practice act when she was of noble birth.
In the Gupta society, the women also were forced to be much more trapped than in any other societies. Families who preserved their families honor by protecting the girls virginity, ultimately would ensure a good husband, from a better family then their own. Girls were also kept confined and unsocial which Clay explains when she writes, " ... it was perceived that young brides could be more easily socialized to remain docile and loyal to their husbands and in-laws, even in abusive situations"(Clay 71). This trend of women now being kept away only for her husband seems unfathomable, but for many young girls it was their
He argues that in one of the stories God has sex with her sister, which would damage the upbringing of the child, if told. He insists that only the good stories should be told for the better upbringing of the child. Plato saw in mimesis the representation of nature, as culture in those days did not consist in the solitary reading of books, but in the listening to the performances or acting out by classical actors of tragedy, Plato maintained in his critique that theatre was not sufficient in conveying the truth. The teachings that I have been given while growing up are similar to Plato teachings for example Plato discusses how physical training is more important and should be more focused on for the
Masters gained methods that contained the facts of females would not be able to lay off unless their illness was accompanied by a fever (Ibid., 82). Females attempted to abuse this part of the master’s mind because it was the subtlest way of rebellion amongst the plantation. “Perhaps the most important difference between male and female slave resistance was the greater propensity of women to feign illness in order to gain a respite from their work or to change the nature of their work altogether” (Ibid., 79). Rebelling in this fashion allows for the females slaves to not endanger their children, and it would be safer than if the female slaves ran away or tried one of the more dangerous
Spartans weren’t people who believed in the concept of freedom. The Spartans for several centuries, while in Laconia and Messenia, exercised a ruthless enslavement of other native Greeks, whose land they conquered. Sparta was a military aristocracy, who wasn’t a military state for the sake of being a military state. In many respects Sparta’s army, parallel to not other, was created and maintained for the sole purpose of suppressing the Helots. In theory it was because of Sparta’s ‘inability to incorporate’ that lead to their standing army.
The home and workplace before the industrial revolution had been virtually the same; however, both had begun to separate. Male and female spheres had separated along with the separation of home and workplace as well. While the men were gaining their income from their jobs in the public sphere, women, still viewed as the primary care takers for the children, were primarily put into the private or “domestic” sphere. To explain why the separation of men and women in the work force was necessary, the ideology of separate spheres was created; it had defined innate characteristics of women. Women were deemed incapable to work and function in public because these traits were thought to make women less capable to do work that the men did.
They were considered the “others” during this time in society. After the little change that the Reform Bill of 1832 brought to the voting rights of poor men, several other attempts were made in order to obtain their full rights. In time, all men were able to vote; however, women were still rejected from their voice in society. “A number of people, including many women, believed that only men possessed the intelligence and reason to have a voice in political matters.” (The Women’s Suffrage Movement 1) Women were seen as either useless or only good for taking their husband’s orders. “Men made the laws that gave them control over women’s wages and property, that gave husbands authority over their wives, and that deprived women of the children in divorce.”( Nash 11) It was blatant that women were deprived from a majority of their rights during this time period.