Carmen High School of Science and Technology Should Americans Be Required to Vote? Sintia Ortega American Government Period 5 Ms. Engibous 5/3/13 Sintia Ortega American Government Ms.Engibous Period 5 5/3/13 Should Americans Be Required to Vote? Americans should be required to vote because less and less people have voted making our country look lazy bums. What will happen if everyone decides not to vote anymore? Since World War II no other election has ever involved 65% or more registered voters.
Yes, texts and work manuals contain information by and about people like me. They also represent people who are different from me, though I do not feel they are often written by people who are different from me. For example, take our history books, they discuss the Native Americans, Spanish, Europeans, and other nations, however; who tells these stories? White Americans, none of our text in our history books is written from their point of view. History books have always been a one sided story, and I for one would like to see that changed.
Plus I say the book was very long, not that it was like a million pages, but I think it didn’t have that much action to speed it up, overall I would say to swap out Johnny Tremain with an amazing book called The Cay by Theodore Taylor. First I would say that Johnny Tremain was way to political not that I don’t become interested in that stuff I just don’t think that politics should take over 95% of the book. Another thing I did not like about this book was its past time vocabulary. Since it is an old book a lot of that vocabulary we do not even use any more. These are reasons why I think you should use a more modern book next year like The Cay.
Colon 1 Justine Colon Professor Krieger Pol 1101 September 23rd, 2014 The United States Constitution The Constitution is a document that has been around for hundreds of years. It was written very well for it's time, but some ideas aren't really modernized. There are many clauses in the Constitution that are beneficial and good for society. Other clauses, on the other hand, are a little outdated. Some ideas for the Constitution weren't that great from the very beginning.
There have been approximately 11000 proposed amendments to the US constitution but only 27 have been passed with the first 10 being collectively known as the Bill of Rights. The success rate of amendments since the constitution was first set up has been less than 1%. One reason why most proposed amendments fail to pass is due to the Founding Fathers when the Constitution was first drawn up. The founders wanted the bar set high because they believed that most issues should be left to the ordinary political process. A constitutional amendment takes an issue away from the normal process of democracy.
1. Essay Read the following quotation: The constitution is work of many interpretations. The legal system have their interpretation, and so does scholars and the general public. However, the true meaning of the Constitution seems to get lost in the mix of other people’s understanding of it, “The emphasis on historical and theoretical precision sometimes leads us to forget that the Constitution was the work of statesmen and politicians, not philosophers and theorists." (Ivers.
I chose this topic because I thought that liberal bias in the mainstream media existed but never really did any research. After much research I found that
On the surface, it is. However, a slight bit of research reveals that this amendment is simply the legislative equivalent of putting a Band-Aid on a broken bone. This amendment was proposed with the original Bill of Rights in the late 18th century, and not ratified by the requisite 75% of states at the time. Since ratification of amendments holds no time limit, states gradually revisited this forgotten law and ratified it on sporadic occurrences. Only seven states ratified the 27th Amendment in the 18th century, and after the seventh did so, it took the eighth state almost 81 years to ratify it, and another 105 years in addition for the ninth state.
Why is there no formal UK constitution? There are several theories about why the UK does not have a formal document such as a written constitution. Perhaps the most logical argument is the fact that Britain has been a stable country for such a long time and therefore has not had to deal with an uprising, revolt or internal war for many centuries. Arguments for and against a bill of rights There have been many times throughout the last century when certain political groups have called for a bill of rights for the UK. One particularly strong argument for this would be the symbolism invoked by having a bill of rights clearly showing that the citizens have rights enshrined in law.
President Bush signed the final bill on October 26, 2001 making the USA PATRIOT Act law. The creative difference that this bill faced vice other bills was the lack of opposition commonly fought with a bill set to be so large and impacting (ibid). There were no conference reports conducted hence it lacks the statutory interpretation other significant bills face (ibid). President Bush’s signature approving the USA PATRIOT Act made substantial amendments to over 15 different and important statutes