The Watergate was an American political scandal which occurred when Richard Nixon, the 37th President of the United States, was running for reelection against his democratic rival, George Stanley McGovern. During the election, the democratic national headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington DC were broken into and bugs were planted, and it was later revealed that the five burglars had ties not only to the government, but to the White House itself. During this investigation, FBI prosecutors discovered that the Director of the FBI, L. Patrick Gray, had helped with the
These ideas were rejected as the framers of the constitution thought this would cause corruption and disrupt the balance of power between the branches of the federal government (Webster, 2016). Later in the convention the Committee of Eleven proposed the idea of electing the President through a College of Electors. The founders thought the selected group of electors was a better process to select the President than going with a direct voting system. The purpose of the Electoral College is to create a safeguard between the population and selection of the President, and to provide power to the smaller states. This system was then written into the Constitution and can only be altered by an
The decision/holding of the government was that the Fong Yue Ting v. United States case, the government had the right to deny them citizenship because of certain reasons. First, Lee Joe did not have a witness that was not Chinese. The policy states that a witness must not be Chinese, therefore the government didn’t grant Lee Joe citizenship. 5. Legal Rational a.
Not only is it dishonest but it’s also against the law to use a deceased persons information for any reason. So again, how can we maintain an honest election if we allow voters to vote under names that are not their born name? The voters are not being honest so how can we expect an election honest? If we cannot run an honest election at the polls, how will the public
Washington and Monroe believed that the United States should not become involved in European affairs because of the weakness of the US. They didn’t want to get involved in foreign affairs because they did not have the muscle to deal with war if war should come. They figured that it was better to not get involved than to get involved and work themselves into a corner. It is possible to follow the Monroe Doctrine today, if one is referring to political affairs, and not to trade. Just because its possible doesn’t mean we should or are doing it.
Jefferson, however, argued that since the Constitution didn't state that it would allow a National Bank, it shouldn't be created. This is one example of how Hamilton and Jefferson felt that something should be changed, however, show differences in their opinions as to how to fix the problem. Another strong difference Hamilton and Jefferson have is their view on form of government. Alexander Hamilton is a strong Federalist, in which believed in strong government, similar to today's Democrats, while Thomas Jefferson was a strong Anti-Federalist, meaning he was against big government, which is like today's Republicans. This, again, indicates another example of how these two are so similar in views of things to change in government, however, have different visions on how to improve those things.
There are both reasons why the United States should have, and reasons why they should not have entered the war. The United States were ultimately wrong in entering World War I. It was a mistake in many ways such as: the deaths of many Americans; the fact that it was not our war to fight; it was not necessary for our entrance; and it was simply “useful” for the economy. The first World War was not our war to fight, and the nation should not have engaged in the battle. The primary reasoning behind this statement is the Monroe Doctrine.
James Monroe beleived that the United States should not become involved in European affairs because of the weakness of the US. They didn’t want to get involved in foreign affairs because they did not have the resources to deal with war if war should come. They decided that it was better to not get involved than to get involved and not be able to deal with the situation. This belief resulted in the Monroe Doctrine. In my opinion, the Monroe Doctrine is not still used in the United States.
However on the other hand a separation of powers undermines the idea of political sovereignty, because even though they have gain legitimate power, they are not able to run the country as they wish in terms of financial and economic policies. Flexibility is big problem also as an uncodified constitution allows the government to change the constitution and allows them to amend it to suit the needs of the party instead of the party in office working within the framework of the constitution, this can lead to a dictatorship also and pretty much removes the importance of a constitution, as it does not limit the government, whereas a codified constitution would most likely entrench these laws, meaning they would only be changed in an extraordinary circumstance . Regardless of this it could be argued that due to the ever evolving philosophy, it
Analyze the reasons for the Anti-Federalists opposition to ratify the Constitution. The Anti-Federalists were a diverse coalition of people who opposed the ratification of the Constitution. The Anti-Federalists criticized the Constitution for having been drafted in secrecy. They further argued that the Constitution took important powers from the states, and the fact that they could not print money under the Constitution. The Anti-Federalists’ strongest argument, however, was that the Constitution lacked a Bill of Rights.