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Republicanism in The Nineteenth Century - The definition of republicanism is “a state in which the supreme power rests in the body of citizens entitled to vote and is exercised by representatives chosen directly or indirectly by them.” Republicanism is also the belief that the government will stand and continue to prosper. When one talks about Republicanism during the latter part of the nineteenth century great historical individuals such as Tomas Jefferson, John Adams, James Madison, George Washington and all of the founding fathers who helped set up the republic of the United States come to mind....   [tags: Definition, History, Use] 1334 words
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Being American: Liberty, Equality and Republicanism - Being an American cannot simply be defined by skin color, culture, or religion. This nation cannot be defined in a simplistic manner like many other nations. For instance, other countries define themselves by their accent or by the types of food they consume. According to Sarah Song, “To be or to become an American, a person did not have to be any particular national, linguistic, religious, or ethnic background. All he had to do was to commit himself to the political ideology centered on the abstract ideals of liberty, equality, and republicanism” (31)....   [tags: Culture ]
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Art and Republicanism - Art and Republicanism ABSTRACT: Republicanism is contrasted with liberalism with special reference to the notions of presence, absence and representation. The contrast is more conspicuous in the Platonic tradition of republicanism than it is in the Aristotelian tradition, the former being more likely to degenerate into some form of totalitarianism. Examples thereof are given in accordance with the distinction between a strong and a soft iconoclasm, as it is found both in Antiquity and in Eastern and Western Europe’s quest for absolute presence or—as in avantgarde art of modernity—for absolute self-presence of the work of art....   [tags: Government Republican Essays] 3136 words
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Influenced by Republicanism, but not a True Republican - Influenced by Republicanism, but not a True Republican The philosophy of a republican form of government was certainly not a creation of James Madison and the Federalists. The idea of such a government has been around since the beginning of political philosophy. While the definition has changed over the centuries, certain constants continue to define a strictly republican regime. The goals and priorities of a republic are distinct yet dissimilar from those of James Madison’s philosophy. Generally, a republican government is defined as one which idealizes the public interests as the highest good and imposes a duty on each citizen to work toward the public interests before individual one...   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Republicanism and Direct Democracy - Republicanism and direct democracy, these are two ways that a people can be governed. There is a major difference between these two systems. In a republican system the government represents the people. The representatives are chosen by popular vote and are given the power to make decisions on behalf of the people. The people do not get to voice their own opinions, the best they can do is vote for their representative and hope he wins. This can also be referred to as indirect democracy. Direct democracy which was exemplified in the ancient Athenian city-state, or the New England town meeting in modern times, is a government based solely on the people....   [tags: Politics] 895 words
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JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICANISM - JEFFERSONIAN REPUBLICANISM After the extreme partisanship of 1800, it was expected by supporters and foes alike that the presidential administration of Thomas Jefferson would pioneer substantial and even radical changes. The federal government was now in the hands of a relentless man and a persistent party that planned to diminish its size and influence. But although he overturned the principal Federalist domestic and foreign policies, Thomas Jefferson generally pursued the course as a chief executive, quoting his inaugural address “We are all Republicans, we are all Federalists.” With true republicans warming most of the seats of power throughout the branches, except in the Judiciary,...   [tags: essays papers]
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The Judiciary and Republicanism - The United States promotes itself as being based on the principle of popular sovereignty, that is, the people’s capacity for self-government. The latter is secured by the existence of the higher and fundamental law that is the constitution. Indeed, article VI section 2 of the constitution states that it is the «supreme law of the land» by which the judges shall be bound. This fundamental law was «establish[ed] and ordain[ed]» by the people of the United States according to the preamble of the constitution; it thus follows that the people are sovereign....   [tags: self government, ratification, sovereignty]
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Jeffersonian Republicans - JEFFERSONIAN DEMOCRACY Looking back on the election of 1800, Thomas Jefferson described it as being "as real a revolution in the principles of our government as that of 1776 was in its form; not effected indeed by the sword, as that, but by the rational and peaceable instrument of reform, the suffrage of the people." Jefferson saw his election as reversing an earlier trend away from republicanism. The departure from true republican principles, as he judged it, had begun with the economic policies of Alexander Hamilton favoring financial and manufacturing interests and the strengthening of the national government at the expense of the states....   [tags: Political Science] 1079 words
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American Political Parties - Political parties are critical structures in the modern society and universal phenomena in most democracies. In fact, they form major objects of intensive study as they are usually the centre of political and social power. They engage in most activities that are of significant consequence in the lives of citizens and link the common populace to the government. Therefore, it is important to understand political parties fully from every perspective of political systems so obtain their real importance in democracies....   [tags: Republicans and Democrats]
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Lincoln and the Republicans - The Civil War was a war that was fought over the civil and humane treatment of every person, regardless of their outward appearances. It left a scathing scar on the nation After the atrocities that were suffered in the Civil war, the nation need a way to heal it’s wounds and unite again. Lincoln had a battle of his own to fight within the congress for the Reconstruction of the nation, While Lincoln believed that the south had suffered enough and had a long road to recovery, the radical republicans wanted to punish the south....   [tags: American History]
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Jeffersonian-Republicans - The Jeffersonian-Republicans (also known as the Democratic-Republicans) were opposed to the Federalists from before 1801-1817. Leaders Thomas Jefferson and James Madison created the party in order to oppose the economic and foreign policies of Alexander Hamilton and the Federalist Party. The Democratic-Republicans supported the French, whereas the Federalists supported the British. Each party had its set of views. The Federalists supported a loose interpretation of the Constitution, a strong central government, high tariffs, a navy, military spending, a national debt, and a national bank (all ideas of the Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton)....   [tags: Political Science] 1136 words
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Democrats and Republicans: Is There a Difference? - Everyone has heard the following words at one time or another "Democrats are liberal, while Republicans are Conservative". Is this really true. In order to resolve this question, two questions must be answered, what do the two terms mean. What is liberal and what is Conservative. Some Democrats are conservative and some Republicans are liberal. In this time of turmoil, Democrats and Republicans must work together to promote the common welfare. What exactly is liberalism. According to Sidlow (2013), liberalism is the belief that "big government" is necessary for the promotion of the common good (p.16)....   [tags: politics, liberals, conservatives]
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The Democrats and The Republicans: On The Issues - In the United States we are divided by the left and right side on the political spectrum; even further divided into political parties such as Republicans, on the right, and Democrats, on the left side. These two political parties show philosophical differences through their viewpoints on major topics such as the economy, separation of church and state, abortion, and gun control. Concerning the debate on our economy, republicans generally believe strongly in the power of a free market system, reduced income tax rate, more spending from the people, and less spending from the government....   [tags: Political Science]
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Democrats and Republicans View Points - Since the beginning of their inception the Republican and Democrats have had a great divide on their perceptions of what is best for this great nation of ours. Republicans and democrats are distinct in several ways above all in their ideas, politics and world views. Republicans seem to be known as conventional or cautious and they seem to embrace economic equity beyond any other thing. Whereas a Democrat seems to be more open minded and they stand for government supported programs. The purpose of the paper is to analyze, compare and contrast the two parties positions on the issues of same sex marriage, race based affirmative action and illegal immigration....   [tags: Politics]
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Abraham Lincoln vs the Radical Republicans - ... Some believed that the new fugitive slave law allowed African Americans, regardless of whether or not they were free or escaped slaves, to be abducted and taken back to the south. The New Fugitive Slave Law created a mass panic amongst African Americans in the north, some were so panic stricken by the new law that they fled to Canada to evade United States laws. Lincoln: Gradual Emancipator As the sixteenth President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln served as the first Republican President between 1861 and 1865....   [tags: Political Party, Civil War]
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political views of federalists and republicans - The political views of the federalist and the republicans towards the government of the United States of America were different. The republicans stressed equality of rights among citizens allowing people to govern themselves. The federalists believed in a stronger government one in which was sovereign and had superior power over the local governments. The republicans view almost always proved to be a disaster but the republicans believed that if a republican government could succeed anywhere, it would be within the virtuous communities of the United States of America....   [tags: essays research papers] 357 words
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A Comparison of the Federalists and the Republicans - A Comparison of the Federalists and the Republicans Federalism a central feature of the American political system has long been an important issue. The nature of federalism has been shaped through the years by debates between prominent statesmen, laws, and Supreme Court decisions. When the colonies declared their independence from the Britain in 1776, they reacted against the British unitary system in which all political and economic power was concentrated in London. A major source of friction between the colonies and the mother country was the British attempt to reclaim powers previously granted to the colonial governments....   [tags: Papers] 346 words
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The Jeffersonian Republicans And Federalists - The Jeffersonian Republicans and Federalists By 1817 the great American experiment was in full swing. America was developing into an effective democratic nation. However as the democracy continued to grow, two opposing political parties developed, the Jeffersonian Republicans and the Federalists. The Jeffersonian Republicans believed in strong state governments, a weak central government, and a strict interpretation of the Constitution. The Federalists saw it differently. They opted for a powerful central government with weaker state governments, and a loose interpretation of the Constitution....   [tags: American History] 1197 words
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Republicans and Christianity: Can a Political Party Own a Religion? - ... If you look at the issue from a Christian mindset, you would claim that there is no way a political party could ever have control of a religion. Nederman (1998) points out that to have a Christian republic, social and political institutions would have to be “organic” in nature. This means that everything would be interdependent and connected. Nederman (1998) explains that the structure could be hierarchical but should be characterized by mutual respect and inclusiveness. How does this relate to the bigger issue at hand....   [tags: median voters, polarized voters, ]
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Examining the Issue of Planned Parenthood between Republicans and Democrats - On April 8, 2011, the United States Federal Government nearly shut down because the Democrats and Republicans were struggling to agree upon, among other issues, what to do with Planned Parenthood. The Republicans wanted to stop federal funding for Planned Parenthood, which clearly shows “that they simply don’t care about the health and safety of American women (Planned Parenthood).” The Democrats strongly support Planned Parenthood and were not willing to accept the Republican’s proposal. However, the Republicans did not care whether a shut down could occur or create tensions in the government....   [tags: sexuality]
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Jeffersonian Republicans Vs. Federalists - As the young colonies of America broke away from their mother country and began to grow and develop into an effective democratic nation, many changes occurred. As the democracy began to grow, two main political parties developed, the Jeffersonian Republicans and the Federalists. Each party had different views on how the government should be run. The Jeffersonian Republicans believed in strong state governments, a weak central government, and a strict construction of the Constitution. The Federalists opted for a powerful central government with weaker state governments, and a loose interpretation of the Constitution....   [tags: essays research papers] 1170 words
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Political Cartoons and Republicans - Introduction The Republican Party was founded by a coalition in 1854 and was comprised of former members of the Whig, Free-Soil, and Know-Nothing parties. The slavery issue shattered America’s established political landscape and catapulted the Republicans from what seemed like nowhere straight into the White House in 1860. After Fremont’s attempt at winning the presidency in 1856, Lincoln won the election four years later, cementing the Republican Party’s desire for executive power. In the aftermath of the Civil War, the United States found itself politically gridlocked....   [tags: essays research papers fc] 2695 words
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Were the Republicans Hypocrites? - • Daniel Webster defines a Hypocrite as “a person who puts on a false appearance of virtue or religion” • A Democratic-Republican opposes a strong central government with most power assigned to the states, Alexander Hamilton's economic policies, advocates a liberal agrarian democracy, a foreign policy favoring the French Revolution while also appealing to poor townsfolk. • Both Mr. Jefferson and I were firm believers of Republican ideals, but under the circumstances, we had to adapt to the issues that affected our presidencies....   [tags: essays research papers] 497 words
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Jeffersonian Republicans - Jeffersonian Republicans With respect to the federal constitution, the Jeffersonian Republicans are usually characterized as strict constructionists who were opposed to the broad constructionism of the Federalists. To what extent was this characterization of the two parties accurate during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison. Before 1801, the Jeffersonian Republicans were usually strict constructionists of the constitution. However during the presidencies of Jefferson and Madison they had to adopt some Federalist ideas....   [tags: American History USA Government Essays Papers] 723 words
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Jeffersonian Democratic Republicans - The Jeffersonian Democratic Republicans were characterized as strict constructionists. Which explains why they wanted the United States to be controlled by the states, not a central government. On August thirteenth eighteen hundred, Thomas Jefferson addressed the nation to let individual know that The United States was much too large to have a central government to direct the affairs of the nation. Meaning that we have the need of state officials and not just the national leaders. Therefore, we have independent states to handle the events and laws within the boundaries of each state....   [tags: History] 295 words
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The Beliefs of the Republicans/Nationalists and the Loyalists/Unionists - The Beliefs of the Republicans/Nationalists and the Loyalists/Unionists There are a number of differences between Nationalists and Unionists and their beliefs. The Nationalists are predominantly Catholic and they do not want Ireland to be part of Britain. They see the British as an occupying army and most believe that the British have no right to be in Ireland, they think it's unfair that the British came into Ireland in the 1600s and have stayed there. They feel angry about how the British have persecuted the Catholics in the past, and they believe that they still don't get treated as well as the Unionists....   [tags: Papers] 5003 words
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Struggle Between the North and South - As a free country that aimed to develop republicanism, the United States of America had to carry out several constitutional changes during the early period of development. Of course, there were several factors which contributed in shaping the United States of America during the early national period, and they occurred in political development, religious development, and economic development of the United States, the most important aspects of every modern country. Each of these three aspects were interconnected....   [tags: US, Political Change] 861 words
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The Bull Moose Party or Progressives - ... "We must protect the crushable elements at the base of our present industrial policy. The first charge on the industrial statesmanship of the day is to prevent human waste," (Kraig, R.A., 2000). TR clearly spoke out on how he felt the common workingman was mistreated and forced to work for wages that wouldn’t feed, cloth, or house a workingman’s family. He also saw that large industry that allowed their workers to live in filth, famine and made to starve were a burden on society itself, and that common man deserved much more than he got....   [tags: democrats, republicans]
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Global Warming - How Republicans are Endangering Our Earth - Imagine the world's major cities completely underwater. Imagine storms so violent that parts of the world became unlivable. Theses are images that one would expect to find in movie house, but environmental scientists tell us what is now a good setting for science fiction could soon be reality due to global warming. Environmental scientists warn that humans are not only making the Earth inhabitable for animals and plants, but that if humans continues with their current practices, the Earth will soon be inhabitable for humans as well....   [tags: Climate Change, Greenhouse Gases]
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How the American Revolution Changed American Society - From 1763 to 1789 the American Colonies underwent a radical transformation into an independent self governing nation. British debt accumulated from the French and Indian War brought colonists into conflict with the mother country over a variety of social, political and economic issues. However, the outcome of the American Revolution was not a radical departure from America had been prior to 1763 but later, with the introduction of the constitution, developed unto a revolutionary society. At the end of the American Revolutionary War in 1789, the colonies were free from British rule and a new nation was born....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution] 1185 words
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Philosophical And Historical Foundations Of American Politics - The Founding Father’s views on government were influenced by both the classical republican and the natural rights philosophers. The two groups of philosophers held very different views on how a government should run. The classical republicans believed that the individual should sacrifice his or her personal freedoms in order to gain the greater good. The natural rights philosophers, on the other hand, held that a person’s individual freedoms out to be preserved at all costs. The two greatest examples of historical precedent in republican government were the ancient Greek and Roman civilizations, which both gave the people a great deal of power in the government by allowing them a voice....   [tags: essays research papers] 585 words
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Fiscal Fallacy: The Political Motives in the Current Union Assualt - “Once again, Republicans are trying to erase the history of America’s working people” (Connel 1). It is happening in Maine where Republican governor Paul LePage has arranged for a 36 foot long mural depicting the state’s labor movement history to be removed from the Department of Labor. In addition, conference rooms in the Department of Labor named after prominent labor movement officials such as Frances Perkins (Connel 1). The actions of Maine’s Republicans and the similar actions of Republicans across the nation are only the superficial layer of the current attack on a weakened labor movement....   [tags: American Politics, Republicans] 2377 words
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The Principles That Run Modern Day America - I once asked my uncle what was the difference between Democrats and Republicans. He looked at me with a straight face and told me that there is no difference. I then asked him how do people know whom to vote for then. He said, “They don’t”. As Paul Goren perceives, “Citizens rely heavily on partisanship and core principles ton construct their policy preferences, to guide their evaluations of public officials” (881). Democrats and Republicans both want our country to flourish, but they have different ideas on how to accomplish this goal....   [tags: politics, democrats, republicans]
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Description of Political Party Preference in our Society - ... The courts often focus on ‘viability’, the point at which the fetus could survive outside the world. The currently law states that viability begins at about 6 months of pregnancy. I believe strongly and unequivocally support Roe v. Wade and a woman's right to make decisions regarding her pregnancy, including a safe and legal abortion, regardless of ability to pay. Republican represent as a Strong pro-life advocates. Republicans believe that the fetus should be protected from the moment of conception and not six months of pregnancy....   [tags: democratics, republicans, political parties]
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American Politics: Party Realignment and State Politics - ... Leveraging on the fact that there were many retirees in the state who were 401ks dependants and were unfavorably affected by the fall in stock market he managed to swing enough of them to take the state by a narrow margin.( Occasinary in Florida politics as is the case in national politics, race certainly plays a key role in fact it is a key influence most American politics. Obama has under stood this trend and maximized on it to appeal to the minority group to vote him by presenting his policies in a kindly rhetoric as noted by Dario Moreno of Florida International University....   [tags: democrats, republicans, carter, nixon]
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Controversial Issues in the United States - ... The state was much too powerful, leaving the federal government almost powerless. In 1787, 55 delegates from 12 states convened to revise the Articles of Confederation. During the convention, they came up with a plan that created three branches to the Federal government. The constitution created a strong government with lots of power given to the Federal government and stripped the state government of a lot of its power. This created 2 sides, Federalist, and Anti-Federalists. Federalists believed in a strong central government....   [tags: federal government, federalist, republicans]
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Practicing Decentered Radical Democratic Citizenship in a Decentered State - What is a citizen and where does she practice her citizenship. These questions cannot be answered unless accompanied by sufficient knowledge of how different types of citizenships are formed and how these citizenships are practiced. There is not one singular type of citizen that permeates the world or even the United States—an intermingled and enmeshed notion of citizenship is acted out through a combination of rights and duties as the citizen attempts to hold onto those values that are most important to them....   [tags: Sociology ]
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The Transformation of the American Colonies - From 1763 to 1789 the American Colonies underwent a radical transformation becoming an independent self-governing nation. The British debt accumulated from the French and Indian War brought colonists into conflict with the mother country over a variety of social, political and economic issues. This turmoil pushed the colonials to fight for their independence and develop a government that would counter these problems. With the introduction of the constitution, the American Revolution initiated a radical departure from the America prior to 1763 when it developed unto a revolutionary society....   [tags: American History ] 1701 words
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Finding Stability After the American Revolution - After a hard won bitter revolution, America was given the opportunity to create its own government. The Founding Fathers did not want to create another monarchy, but instead a republic, or representative government, was formed. The Constitution was organized to establish laws for government and people. The Founding Father’s political theory was antithesis to American democratic faith. To create a strong foundation of government for years to come, the founding fathers had to address issues among society....   [tags: Constitution, Realism, Founding Fathers] 800 words
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Founding Fathers: Age of Realism - After a hard won bitter revolution, America was given the opportunity to create its own government. The Founding Fathers did not want to create another monarchy, but instead a republic, or representative government, was formed. The Constitution was organized to establish laws for government and people. The Founding Father’s political theory was antithesis to American democratic faith. The philosophy of the founding fathers is analyzed including the idea of stability in government, republicanism, and the nature of man....   [tags: the constitution, sovereignty, civic virtue] 757 words
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The Government During the Age of Absolutism and the Enlightenment - During the Age of Absolutism, views of how government should have been run were drastically different that the views of Enlightenment thinkers. The fundamental difference between these two views of government – absolutism and Enlightenment – was that, in an absolute view of government, it stated that it should be run by a monarch – such as a king or a queen – and that he or she should have complete and unquestionable authority over everything, whereas the Enlightenment resulted in the development of new ideas, many of which criticized absolute monarchies, such as the idea that the fundamental function of government was to protect it's people's rights....   [tags: Age of Absolutism, government, ] 732 words
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The Greatest Founding Father - Thomas Jefferson - The American Revolution, perhaps the most momentous war-related milestone in American history, would not have been possible without the strenuous efforts of the courageous men we call Patriots or otherwise known as the Founding Fathers of America, who gave their all in the fight for freedom against the British. Many names of great men come to mind when we think “founding fathers,” such as Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, or Samuel Adams. Yet there is still one great patriot and founding father who seems to stand out above the rest, and that man is Thomas Jefferson....   [tags: Biography] 649 words
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The Cure For Partisanship - Partisanship is the political ideology that divides the people of the United States into two parties, Democrats and Republicans, and it has plagued our government for long enough. Partisanship has plagued our nation because this idea, that appeared to be good at the start, has caused great turmoil in the government and has made compromises so difficult to come by. It has turned politics into a competition and both sides are more focused on beating each other rather than do what is best for the country and compromise....   [tags: political ideology, democrats, republicans]
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The Affordable Care Act - ... The ACA also eliminates caps on total insurance benefits payouts, prohibits denial of coverage based on preexisting conditions, and limits the extent of experience rating to a maximum ratio of 3-to-1 between a plan’s highest and lowest premium charge for the same benefit package. (Bodenheimer, T. S., & Grumbach, K. (2012). This sounds like a nice idea, but the question arises of where would the funding come from to sustain such a system. In the article, Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010: Reforming the Health Care Reform for the New Decade, it states that the funds would come from direct tax penalties if citizens have no health plan through their job or have not purchased...   [tags: republicans, democracts, uninsured]
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Chants Democratic - Chants Democratic, by Sean Wilentz examined the emergence of New York’s labor class during the Jacksonian era and in essence revealed Artisan Republicanism. Wilentz offered a unique perspective in his historical analysis of the social and political labor histories during 1788 through 1850. Wilentz stressed the importance of the republicanism ideology in the creation of a working class that was instrumental in a pre-industrial New York. The author stressed the significance in both the political histories and social histories of the early nineteenth century by incorporating political ideologies and labor union descriptions....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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How Income Inequality is Affecting People - ... Nelson D. Schwartz from the New York Times states, “As a retailer or restaurant chain, if you’re not at the really high level or the low level, that’s a tough place to be, you don’t want to be stuck in the middle.” Middle class restaurants and retail chains for example: Olive Garden, Red Lobster, Best Western, Sears, and JC Penney’s are among some of the middle class targeted companies that are doing worst than in past years. Companies that were once thrived have seen their profits decrease over the years....   [tags: income earners, wage cuts, republicans]
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War on Wages - President Obama opened his State of the Union address with the dilemma of service employees earning minimum wage in the United States, “Even with the tax relief we’ve put in place, a family with two kids that earns the minimum wage still lives below the poverty line…that’s wrong” (qtd in State of the Union Address 2013). The debate over whether or not the minimum wage should be raised has carried on for years between Democrats and Republicans. While many Republican politicians feel that an increase in minimum wage would be devastating to the economy in terms of job security and , in fact many fast-food and retail workers earn below the poverty level and rely on public assistance....   [tags: democrats, republicans, minimum wage]
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Gordon Wood’s Radicalism of the American Revolution - Gordon Wood’s Radicalism of the American Revolution is a book that extensively covers the origin and ideas preceding the American Revolution. Wood’s account of the Revolution goes beyond the history and timeline of the war and offers a new encompassing look inside the social ideology and economic forces of the war. Wood explains in his book that America went through a two-stage progression to break away from the Monarchical rule of the English. He believes the pioneering revolutionaries were rooted in the belief of an American Republic....   [tags: Essays on American Revolution]
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Thomas Jefferson's Presidency - Thomas Jefferson was the third American President. Due to the fact that he was such an early President, he influenced our political system greatly, both in the short and long term with his seemingly quiet approach to congressional matters. During his presidency, many things happened that changed the United States as we know it. He coordinated the Louisiana Purchase, assisted in implementing the twelfth amendment, formed the character of the modern American President, and cut the U.S.’s war debt by a third....   [tags: politics, democrats, republicans]
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Why Young People Do Not Vote? - Although there are 44 million eligible young voters ages 18-29, in 2012 only 45% of them voted. These young people make up one fifth, or 21%, of the eligible voting population, yet they often do not vote. Voting is a tremendous gift. Young people in many other countries around the world have to fight to gain this right. In America, voting is often taken for granted by all age groups, but the youth take it for granted the most. In this paper, the reason why young people do not vote will be explored and solutions as to how to get them to vote will be proposed....   [tags: voting, youth, republicans, democrats, information]
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The Impact of Philosophy on Government - Between the time of Machiavelli’s The Prince and Locke’s Second Treatise of Government, the concept of government evolved greatly. There were several philosophers that contributed their ideas and helped build the foundation for the governments we have today. Niccolo Machiavelli, an Italian philosopher, who lived from 1469 – 1527, became well known with his ideas and concepts of government. Machiavelli in his book The Prince, a guide of how to rule dedicated to Lorenzo de’ Medici, ruler of Florence at that time, clearly exposed his concepts about what he thought a ruler had to do to be respected and admired....   [tags: Philosophy ]
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