Some of the most recognizable and debated statements are found in the Declaration. During this time period the colonies were faced with what they felt were serious injustices. and as British citizens, the fact that they did not have the same rights as those living in England itself was a tremendous insult. One of the biggest grievances was that they were not allowed representation in Parliament, or to establish any representative form of local government, When the King did allow government, he appointed men whose loyalty to the Crown seemed to be the only qualification needed, not the ability to govern. Because the British government was not fulfilling Jefferson’s previously mentioned definition of a government’s duties; they were forced to take the very necessary step of removing themselves from the King’s rule and ruling themselves.
Another limitation referring to the source could be the media becoming very hostile. They could portray the Prime Minister as a very weak and unworthy character which could affect his personal image, but also the image of the party they lead. 2b) With reference to the source, and your own knowledge, explain the Prime Minister’s prerogative powers (10). The prerogative powers that the Prime Minister enjoys are the extensive arbitrary powers that they enjoy. These powers were first exercised by the monarch but they are now exercised by the prime minister.
Interestingly, one of the demands is that “no woman can succeed to the throne in this kingdom” . This is surprising after Isabella was a very popular Queen and suggests that these demands could have been just drawn up by the leader rather than the people. To reiterate, this source doesn’t tell us if any of these demands were actually met by Charles and it seems that they are just trying to shift the distribution of power. The evidence here limits the credibility of this source however this source becomes more
In source 1 Smith states that “The Spanish war imposed heavy burdens on the country” which is shown in the fact Elizabeth incurred debts of ‘£300,000 a year in ordinary revenue’, and her expedition in the new world lost the English over £5,000 and gave henry iv of France £20,000 to gain his loyalty. Elizabeth then decided to ‘sell crown lands’ in order to help pay for the war but by doing so she damaged the English economy as it meant that the income she got from crown lands was a one of payment as they no longer belonged to her, unlike when she had put them up for renting which would gain more money overtime and was a steady way for the crown to gain money. Smith also talks about the ‘monopolies crisis of 1601’ which is
They also rejected many other bills of the Liberals for example the 1902 Education Act and the 1904 Licensing Act. Even with the Liberals winning a majority of votes they happened to be prevented of carrying out their policies that they needed to by the House of Lords who happened not to be elected by the people; democracy was being defined. This made the constitutional crisis even worse. The Lords had the real power as they were given it by heritage and not by the people like the Commons were. It was a competition of survival of the fittest and the diehards wanted to stay on top of their game.
Power is a privilege and should only be given to those who can handle it. The act of counterfeit can often hinder success. King Henry himself rose to the thrown with help from the Percy’s as he “stole all the courtesy from heaven” and broke Richard’s “divine right” to being King. Although he is successful in gaining power, because of its illegitimacy, Henry struggles to use his this effectively. As he suggests to Hal, he wants to be “like a comet” to be seen on a rare basis to be “wondered at” by his subjects.
How is this responsible? People believed that the PG was not a ‘true’ or ‘valid’ government. As they were not elected members, anyone could be made head of states or head of parliament making the PG ‘corrupt’ in the eyes of the Russian public. Carrying on with a lack of authority – the PG were seen as not revolutionary enough. During its leadership, the PG had two leaders: Prince Lvov – whose status as a member of the nobility immediately undermined the reforming credential as did its members as they were broadly liberal Octoberists and Kadet, which again, diluted its reforming enthusiasm.
How this differed from Europe was the fact that nobles were required to spend every other year in Edo; now known as Tokyo. When they returned to their estates, their families and heirs had to remain at Edo in the alternate years. When you think about it, they were hostages of the shogun. It was worth being held hostage there because they lived much pampered lives surrounded by luxury. The downside was this lifestyle of maintaining two full time residences in the city and country with full staff and travelling back and forth in style cost a fortune.
Political rulers are rarely perfect and it is unreasonable to assume that "the [rulers'] happiness consists less in their own well-being as individual than in their contribution to the general happiness" (Popper1966:121). Plato didn't consider the possibility that not every philosopher-kings are perfect enough. The consequence of a bad philosopher-king is quite dreadful. He can use the absolute power given to him to serve his own interest and oppress his citizens. This situation is highly possible because all powers are at the rulers'
REVOLT OF 1789 WAS AGAINST A GOVERNMENT WHICH WAS TYRANNICAL, INEFFICIENT AND INSENSITIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THE PEOPLE.” DO YOU AGREE? The Third Estate revolted against a government they felt to be tyrannical because of its adherence to the doctrine of the “Divine Right of Kings”. The Bourbon monarchy made use of the doctrine of the “Divine Right of Kings.” This was a religious concept that stated that monarchical power was a God-given privilege. It implied that people had no right to challenge or seek any explanations from the king over the use of his power since he did not owe it to them. The people also did not have any right of seeking his removal even if they were dissatisfied with him.