Foreign policy is important because it has a lot to do with the trade, technology, and communications of the United States. Also by nations working together global problems can be fixed easier. Equal rights are important to the U.S because it shows that everyone has the same rights including: black people, white people, Asian, men and woman, ect. A bad president would make the economy go down, not believe in equal rights and have a bad foreign policy. The best president in U.S history I believe is Abraham Lincoln.
Describe the key features of the new Weimar Constitution. The Weimar constitution was present in Germany until 1933, which reflected the effectiveness of the system. It was a far more democratic regime due to the voting system that was in power. The first main key feature of the Weimar Republic was its new electoral system. Part of the system is the introduction of proportional representation that meant parties in the Riechtag would gain seats depending upon the number of votes they got in the most recent election.
Before Andrew Jackson was even elected as President, Jackson was changing how politics were conducted. It was during the Jacksonian era that political parties had become formal ( Democratic party, and the Whig party were the first). It was the crystallization of political parties in which led to “each party taking stands on certain issues, held formal nominating conventions to select their presidential and vice-presidential candidates, and had as members congressmen and senators who voted with their party on the issues”. The Jacksonian period made politics a phenomenon or spectacle to watch because they were so different and no one had experienced this type of politicking before. The politicking of the Jacksonian era involved vigorous debates, mass marches, and a very high voter turnout because of the spectacle politics had become and the new laws that were in place for voting.
Assess the claim that the Democratic and Republican parties are now ideologically distinct and internally united (30) There is much debate on how today’s two major political parties are arranged with their ideologies. Their ideologies are the main principles which each party stands for so is more or less the back bone and reasoning for every party’s existence. There have been many links and divides between the Democrats and Republicans since these parties began and at times some have argued for these links becoming too strong and the parties not being individual enough and representing what the party is meant to stand for. Within each party historically there have been many deep various factions, these are smaller groups within each party who although associate themselves with the main big tent party have their own separate ideologies on certain factors which separates them. For many years both parties have had a conservative and a liberal wing, which has damaged the unity of each party as they have not been ideologically distinct.
Nineteenth-century populists could be seen as heirs of these Jacksonian Democrats. Both the democrats and the populists shared many of the same ideas with respect to overall objectives and specific proposals for reform. Jacksonian Democrats sought a greater amount of democracy in American government, mostly white males having the right to vote, and believed heavily in the spoils system,("To the victor belong the spoils"). Jackson established the spoils system to reform the government by removing some federal officeholders. Also, he gave elected officials the right to choose their own followers to public office.
However these are not representative of the nation as a whole indicating that America has not transformed into a 50:50 nation. Lastly, the US is becoming increasingly polarised as parties become polarised e.g. Republicans are conservative and Democrats are liberal people are either one or the other they do not take on a more moderate view although there are some that do this suggests that the statement is in fact true and that America has turned into a nation split down the middle. Overall America has become a split nation with no real political party dominating the country for a long period of time. Despite Republican dominance from 1994 – 2006 the change from Republicans to Democrats to Republicans illustrates the divide in the nation additionally, the polarisation of parties has made it so that votes either support one party or the
The purpose of our nation’s democracy is to allow American citizens to elect officials that represent their interests and beliefs. However, the two-party system takes the power that the founding fathers set out to invest in the American people and gives it to the dominant parties. The dominant parties act as institutional bodies themselves, so the candidates remain very similar to those of previous elections. American citizens are left with a limited choice of candidates with little variation. Alternative third-parties do not have a realistic chance of winning elections, so citizens are forced to vote either Democrat or
Republicans versus Democrats: When Brothers Never Stop Fighting In America, we are the only country with everything big: cars, money, clothes, food and even a big deficit… or so tons of Republicans and Democrats have been saying since former President George W. Bush left office back in two thousand eight. Both political parties have been clashing together like rams fighting since the middle of the eighteen hundred’s. The Democrats are considered Liberal, meaning the party is open to new behavior or opinions and willing to discard traditional values; The Republicans are considered conservative meaning the party holds on to traditional attitudes and values, and cautious about change or innovation, typically in politics or religion. Currently
are having their constitutional rights being kept from them which is a serious violation of the inalienable rights guaranteed to every American citizen. With the right to vote being the most important right in a free country, having the right taken away due to the complications of bureaucracy and the polarization of our political parties should make any responsible citizen confused or disgusted. Washington D.C. should be granted statehood because it passes all the requirements for it besides approval from corrupt and broken legislative body. However, there is hope, since we are a democracy, know your next congressman’s stance on this debate and maybe we can restore the American way of life to 600,000 silenced citizens. Works Cited Davis Jr., DeWitt.