Brandon Warren November 3, 2013 Jackson Free Response APUSH Tyrant: One who uses their power to impose their will on the people, with no regard for law or ethics, a despot or dictator. Andrew Jackson’s presidency is commonly seen as one of blatant disregard for checks and balances, law, and the Constitution in general. However, Jackson did nothing that would fall outside of presidential jurisdiction, or that would be considered unconstitutional. Jackson was not a tyrant running roughshod over the Constitution, because he followed checks and balances, and the constitutional rights of the president when he signed the South Carolina Force Bill, when he vetoed the bank charter, and when he removed Native Americans in the Deep South.
Locke believed that the government should never even be given such a great amount of power. Locke believed that the government was only there to protect people’s rights and to do so in the simplest ways. Locke believed that if there were ever problems with the government then it should be done away with, not fixed. Locke and Montesquieu shared a similar idea of limited
Even inside the borders of our great nation, the Constitution shows that it’s still relevant to the American society. For example, the 27th amendment says that Congressmen and women can’t raise their salary while in office. If this amendment weren’t in place, then our debt wouldn’t be to China; instead it would be to the Congressional Officers of the United State government. Now to reference into foreign countries again; in some countries like South Africa, the right of women’s and colored person’s suffrage isn’t allowed. In other countries like Libya the right to vote is granted to no one because they are either under a dictatorship or the entire country is in mass chaos.
In this system, king and queen were the law of the nation, and most of the people even the assistants of king and queen might be executed at once when they disagreed with the decision of those two leaders. Because of that, none of the people dared to show their comments or give their advice for the decision made by king and queen or the improvement of the kingdom, whether the comments and advice were beneficial to the development of the kingdom or not, and that’s why most of the kingdom in the past were unable to last for a long time. Later on, some people decided to change the political system mainly by getting rid of the rule that everyone has to obey king and queen, and the decisions needed to be voted for by almost all the people in the kingdom, which is called direct democracy. It’s such a great idea at that time to deal with the nation or kingdom, but why did James Madison chose the republic, as well as called representative democracy, instead of direct democracy without hesitation? Well, let’s back to the republic’s conception again.
In “Harrison Bergeron” Kurt Vonnegut shows how fairness and absolute equality roles the near future. George, Hazel, and Harrison Bergeron are the three main characters in this story. They live in a time when the 211th, 212th, and 213th are the laws of the land, which makes being different basically impossible. The agents of the Handicapper General make sure that all laws are properly enforced. No matter what abilities God has blessed them with they are unable to showcase their personal strengths to the world.
This statement alone just makes me unpleased with the government. The people of the United States do not need such weapons like these. The second amendment states that any person has the rights to bear arms, this clearly doesn’t involve these types of weapons. These should be permanently banned by the government. We as citizens will feel a lot more
1 in every 4 college students admit to being raped or sexually assaulted on campus, this number fails to include the thousands of rape victims whose stories are never heard. Rape culture prevails on college campus because only an estimated 35% of these victims’abusers are dealt with. Of those, only an estimated 20 -30% percent are dealt with severely. Colleges ignore the severity rape culture on campus because it is a problem that is extremely difficult to remedy, but ignoring a problem will not solve it. “Culture is vital to the human species, but some cultural patterns are destructive” (Herman 45).
There were no checks and balances because Ben Ali would do what he wanted without converting it with anyone including his political party or his voter, that's why he was a dictator. Ben Ali was surrounded by his closest friends and family that he trusted. He was looking forward on passing on this presidential power to his closest relative that would give the indirect way to rule
Instead, it consisted of an accord between the 3 elements, democracy, monarchy, and oligarchy. This system greatly helped to prevent the kind of tyrannical abuse of power that happens all too often in dictatorships and monarchies. No one was above the law, Rome was not ruled by any single man, and all free men
In America the role of the government is to protect its people and be a big brother. In this case the government did the exact opposite and betrayed its people to the point of killing people. Back in the early 50’s and late 50’s the government was very arrogant and thought they could do what they wanted when in reality that is not true. The people of the 50’s also had little to no advocacy (people that watch out for people) and there were no Watch Dog groups or groups of people that did not allow the government to harm its citizens. The only reason the government would do something of his nature was for the effects, for example when the government would test their nuclear weapons in the desert they would send soldiers into the desert