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United States Congress and its Bicameral Legislature - Congress was established to represent the people; to serve a purpose bigger than themselves. The delegates battled with each other all for the greater good. Their responsibility was to facilitate prosperity and to set up a safe and flourishing country for their eager citizens. Similarly, their duty is to serve the constituents and their country. This is done through extensive processes of legislation and investigations of national significance. To get the job done in Congress, it may not always be pretty....   [tags: U.S. Government ]
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The Unorthodox Lawmaking of the 2011 Federal Budget - Prior to 1970 the process of how bills became laws in the United States Congress almost always followed one specific textbook path. This path was set up by the Constitution of the United States and the United States Congress continuously followed this process set by our founding fathers from the founding of the United States in 1776 until the start of 1970’s. In the 1970’s due to several different factors Congress began to stray from this textbook processes of creating laws and members of congress began to use several different techniques to block bills they saw as undesirable and to also push bills through that they supported....   [tags: United States Congress, Constitution, Government]
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The Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention and Treatment Act of 1974 - Throughout history, the government has been in charge of creating and regulating different types of laws. Many of the laws have been created to protect those who reside in that country and therefore are expected to be followed. However, not everyone believes that they should follow the law and in return decide to either ignore them or rebel against them. When members of society violate the simple law that has been set in place to protect those who do not possess the capability to protect themselves, it becomes a dangerous and horrendous tragedy....   [tags: United States, Congress, laws, children]
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The Legislative-Executive Balance of Power - In order to understand more completely the job of the presidency and the nature of presidential leadership in the United States, one must also understand the president’s relationship with Congress. This can be done by examining challenges that presidents face and the actions they take to address them. There are five challenges this paper will focus on: the “disappearing center” and polarization, the president’s use of unilateral executive powers and signing statements, shared constitutional powers, who is a better representative of the people, and the different “patterns of inter-branch control” between the two branches....   [tags: presidency, United States, Congress, polarization]
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The Lack Of Women in Arizona Politics, Specifically the United States Congress - The Lack Of Women in Arizona Politics, Specifically the United States Congress Arizona has been referred to as the "state of the woman" in recent literature. Last year, the state made history when it became the first to elect females to all top five executive positions of the state, see Jimena Valdes' essay. These elections indicate that women have gained much equality in Arizona politics based on their state success. However, if one is to study the representation of Arizona women in national politics, it is apparent that there is still a definite lack of woman in this area of politics....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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President´s Function and Responsabilities - President Barrack Obama met with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki along with Vice President Joe Biden to discuss the growing concern over the increased presence of al Qaeda in Iraq after the withdrawal of the U.S. Military nearly two years ago. Prime Minister al-Maliki requested that the United States continue helping Iraq against the re-insurgence of al Qaeda. (Condon) One of the major roles the President of the United States plays is to represent America while conducting business and other affairs with foreign dignitaries....   [tags: United States, presidency, Congress]
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The Business Plot - ... In France, he met with a group called ‘Croix de Feu’ or Cross Fire, according to Google Translate. Once MacGuire met with the ‘Croix de Feu’ he wrote this glowing report: "... this French super organization is composed of about 500,000 men, and each of them was the leader of 10 others, and that is the kind of organization that we should have in the United States." Another piece of evidence that could have brought charges to MacGuire – Because Commander James Van Zandt of the Veterans of Foreign Wars came forth with allegations that “he was also approached to lead an insurrection army” “When the committee had reached their final report they “found credible evidence of a contemplated plo...   [tags: United States, government, Congress, finance]
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The Relationship Between the US Presidency, The Supreme Court, Congress and the States - The Relationship Between the US Presidency, The Supreme Court, Congress and the States When exploring the relationships between the three branches of government and the states, one must first define each branch, and then analyse this relationship. In order to do this, I will need to carefully compare and evaluate the constitutional powers and checks and balances placed on each branch within each state. This will lead me into discovering how these relationships operate in reality....   [tags: Papers] 348 words
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War Powers Resolution - The War Powers Resolution was the result of a consistent and ongoing power struggle between the President and Congress in the United States. The Constitution of the United States lays out the powers of the different branches of government. These branches are specifically designed to check each other to create a balance of power. In regards to foreign security affairs, Article I, Section 8 of the Constitution states that the Congress has the power to declare war, maintain the army and navy, and control war funding....   [tags: President, Congress, United States ]
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Democracy and Budgetary Process - Question #1 Democracy is defined as a system of government in which eligible citizens participate equally, either directly or through elected representatives. Due to equality in suffrage, almost all democracies have seen a large governmental growth. One of the most important issues in government today is budgeting. Budgeting is no doubt related to democracy because those who make budgetary decisions are elected by the people and those elected people refer to their constituents when making legislative decisions regarding the budget....   [tags: Congress, President, United States, government]
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The United States Constitution - On June 12, 1776, the Continental Congress appointed a committee, consisting of one delegate from each of the thirteen states, for the purpose of setting up a cohesive Federal Government. Headed by John Dickinson, the committee presented a draft of the Articles of Confederation to Congress a month later. Though the Articles were not officially ratified until five years later, Congress began operating under them in 1777. The delay that occurred during the years from drafting to ratification was partially caused by the opening of a multi-faceted debate that encompassed the issues of representation for citizens, the balance of power within the country, and state sovereignty....   [tags: Continental Congress, History]
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Minimun Wage and Poverty in the United States - ... This would allow the tax dollars to be spent on things such as education and other social services. With the increase in minimum wage, more families would not have to rely on the government to provide one with food stamps which would in turn save the government millions of dollars. Moreover, the Federal government needs to raise the minimum wage or else the poverty rate will keep increasing, as the poverty rate in the US is currently at 15%. Inflation is severely impacting people across America who make minimum wage as many are living from paycheque to paycheque....   [tags: capitalism, congress, food stamps] 1470 words
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Andrew Johnson: The 17th President of the United States - ... There Johnson decided to open his own tailor shop. On May 17, 1827 he married Eliza McCardle. At this time Johnson became very interested in politics. In 1829 Johnson started his official career in politics when he was elected as a alderman. Soon after that he became mayor of Greeneville. He was the major for five years and in 1835 he won an election to have his own seat in legislature for Tennessee. During his seven years in legislature he was known for taking the side of the poor and was against any pointless government spending....   [tags: politics, congress, governor, impeachment] 587 words
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Watkins vs United States - Watkins v. United States 354 U.S. 178 In the case of Watkins v. United States, John Thomas Watkins was trying to have his conviction of contempt of Congress overturned due to his belief that the subcommittee’s questions were outside the scope of their investigation. The House of Representatives Committee on Un-American Activities interviewed Watkins on suspicion that he was a card-carrying member of the Communist Party. Watkins was a labor union official for the United Auto Workers union. The subcommittee was given Watkins’s name by Walter Rumsey and Donald Spencer who believed that Watkins was a card-carrying member using the pseudonym of Sam Brown....   [tags: communist party, congress, fifth ammendment]
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Minorities in Congress - Minorities in Congress In forming a government for the people, by the people, and of the people, our Founding Fathers developed the idea a bi-cameral legislature. This Congress, composed of the House of Representatives and Senate, thus became known as the people’s branch of government. American children are taught in schools that anyone can be elected to Congress, so long as they meet the qualifications of the Constitution. So long as you meet the age and residency requirements you are indeed qualified to be a candidate for Congress....   [tags: Congress Racism Politics Essays] 4214 words
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Memorandum to the Future President of the United States - MEMORANDUM To: Future President of the United States RE: Advice for when you served in office INTRODUCTION As you may already know, being the President of the most powerful country in the world won’t be an easy task. It is one of the biggest and most important responsibility that you will undertake. As the president of the United States, you will be representing all the people of the nation as the Chief of State. The presidents has many plays many roles such as the Commander in Chief of the Military, Chief Diplomat, Chief Executive, Head Legislator, and more....   [tags: media, congress, policy] 1366 words
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The United States' Two-Party System - A two-party system is a political system in which only two parties have a realistic opportunity to compete effectively for control. As a result, all, or nearly all, elected officials end up being a member in one of the two major parties. In a two-party system, one of the parties usually holds a majority in the legislature hence, being referred to as the majority party while the other party is the minority party. The United States of America is considered to be a two-party system. A two-party system emerged early in the history of the new Republic....   [tags: congress, democrats and republicans] 525 words
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The Legilative Process in the United States - ... It is mandatory for the bill to be filed with the chief clerk of the House of Representatives, and additionally filed with the secretary of the senate. Once the bill is presented, it is then referred to a committee. In both chambers of congress, there are committees that are assigned to specific jurisdictions. These jurisdictions are based on the expertise they have in specific topics. It is the responsibly of these committees to take further action, such as assigning the legislation to a subcommittee for further review, or to let the bill die....   [tags: House of Representatives, Senate, Congress] 536 words
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How the Government of the United States of America Works - One of the most complicated representative democracies that can be observed in our world is the government of the United States of America. It has a system of three branches that is said to be the reason of its successful performance. This system allows each of the branches to function independently and separately and prevents any significant power of one of the branches over the others (Pildes, 2009). The legislative branch or sector has two divisions; the senate and House of Representatives. Acting as counter balances, it proved exteremely effective that the legislatures are bicameral....   [tags: democracy, branches, congress] 1199 words
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Does Congress Have Too Much Power Over Commerce? - Does Congress Have Too Much Power Over Commerce. Works Cited Missing Narrow construction is not found in the Constitution, but the powers granted to Congress to regulate commerce are found. Exactly stated, “Congress shall have power to regulate commerce with foreign nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian tribes.” This clause has no definite interpretation, but has included many aspects of regulating. The word “commerce” is defined as the exchange or buying and selling of commodities on a large scale involving transportation from place to place (Webster 264)....   [tags: Congress History Constitution Commerce Essays] 2342 words
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Congress and Intelligence - Strategic Intelligence is a critical instrument that law makers utilize to help make assessments on U.S. national/international policies. Congress proper role in Strategic Intelligence should be the following: budget management, overseeing the strategic intelligence activities and ensuring laws are being followed to protect the people of the United States. Congress depends on the Intelligence Community, for information and support. While the Intelligence agencies depends on Congress for adequate funding for their missions, projects, programs, and research....   [tags: law, policies, information]
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Congress and the Law Making Process - ... There are committees for different topics of what a bill could be. The bills are sent to the committees by a speaker of the house. Once the bill reaches the Committee, the members decide what to do with it. Now days most bill dies at this stage, meaning that the bill does not pass and becomes a law. Although when it does passed, the committee makes a vote, and it is sent to the next part of the law-making process which is the Rules Committee, who also decide on it through debate, deciding what will good about making the laws, or what could be the negative outcome to it, in this stage the bill could die to....   [tags: legislative branch, house of representatives]
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Implied Powers of Congress - The United States Congress is the legislative branch of our government made up by the Senate and the House of Representatives. Our Congress, just as all branches of our government, derives its power from the US Constitution, specifically Article 1 section 8 which outlines the specific enumerated powers of Congress. This Article also outlines the implied powers of Congress. These implied powers include all things which are deemed necessary in order for Congress to carry out the jobs assigned to it by their enumerated powers....   [tags: Congressional Power]
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Congress and Speniding Laws - Congress is a major part of the United States government they passed laws including the 1.1 Trillion Dollar Spending Bill, the Farm Bill, and Congress raised the debt ceiling, but had struggles passing these bills and did not pass an Extension of Jobless Aid, so the United States Congress should be rated a 4.25 on a scale from one to ten. Congress is the legislative branch of the government who make the federal laws which will be enforced by the executive branch and laws which will be interpreted by the judicial branch....   [tags: political science, USA, debt, economy]
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The Library Of Congress - HISTORYThe Library of congress was established by an act of congress on April 24, 1800. It was originally housed in the United States capitol. The collection, which stared out small at 740 volumes, slowly increased to over 3,000 volumes by 1814. That year, though, the British along with the capitol burned those books during the assault on Washington.To rapidly replace the collection, Thomas Jefferson offered his personal library to congress at no cost, describing the nature of his books like so: "I do not know that it contains any branch of science which Congress would wish to exclude from the collections; there is, in fact, no subject to which a Member of Congress may not have occasio...   [tags: essays research papers] 2798 words
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The Makeup of Congress - The Makeup of Congress When discussing the makeup of Congress, one must first look to the intent of the framers around creating a bicameral legislature. This would take me to the first section of our class regarding the debates the founding fathers had about equal representation of the states in the Congress. Edmund Randolph of Virginia was the first to offer a suggestion, known as the “Virginia Plan”, that addressed representation. His plan provided for a system of representation based on the population of each state or the proportion of each state’s revenue contribution, or both....   [tags: Papers] 1133 words
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Congress And The Presidency - The president is the foreign policy leader for the United States with an important political, military and economic role in the international arena. If there is collision between the president and congress, can congress restrain the president in foreign policy making. The era of globalization has witnessed the growing influence of a number of unconventional international actors, from non-governmental organizations, to multi-national corporations, to global political movements. Traditional, state-centric definitions of foreign policy as "the policy of a sovereign state in its interaction with other sovereign states is no longer sufficient....   [tags: Political Science] 1788 words
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The Intelligence Community, Congress, and Major Reforms - ... Because Congress’s responsibilities “overlaps” with the goals of the executive branch. This is a valid reason why intelligence oversight is one of the most difficult things to deal with concerning with the “separation of power” in the government. Some examples are: The executive branch has the ability to control the classification level of information, and this can prevent members of Congress from having access to information in order to make decisions. The executive branch can also restrict certain members of Congress from having access to classified information, again impeding on decision making; The President appoints and relieves leaders of the intelligence community....   [tags: policy and procedures, conflicts] 2280 words
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Congress Must have Term Limits - The longest serving member of Congress is Robert C. Byrd. He joined on January 3, 1959 and left office on June 28, 2010, he is the longest serving member of congress for serving 51 years 5 months and 26 days. He is one of many who have served over 25 years in Congress. The president has a term limit because we don’t want the same person to be able to control the United States because then nothing will change and we will only get the views of that one person. But in Congress you are allowed to run as many times as you want and if you keep winning you can stay in for life....   [tags: president, laws, serve] 611 words
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Franklin Delano Roosevelt: Thirty Second President of the United States - Introduction Roy Jenkins, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, provides a brief overlook of Roosevelt’s life. As a foreigner, Jenkins is able to view Franklin’s accomplishments and failures from a rational view point. Franklin Delano Roosevelt, also known as FDR, was the thirty-second president of the United States, and the only one to be elected more than twice. Even though he entered the presidency during an economic crisis, Roosevelt made a huge on the United States. Body Jenkins begins the biography with some of the Roosevelt family history....   [tags: Economy, United States, Reelection] 783 words
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The Architecture of the Library of Congress - The Architecture of the Library of Congress Constructed between 1888 and 1897, the Library of Congress is located in Washington, D.C. at the intersection of 1st St. and Independance Avenue. It's beautiful, large-scale building is comprised mainly of marble, granite, iron, and bronze. The Library's architectural style is reminiscent of that of ancient Greece. It's typical Greek characteristics include columns of the Ionic order, relief sculpture, and statues of Greek god figures, such as Poseidon, god of the sea....   [tags: Architectural Structure Engineering Essays]
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The United States' Greatest Fears - The United States of America is a country that is democratic and possesses an extreme amount of power that makes it very authoritative and influential. It is a country used to being at the top, never below in supremacy. The U.S. fears communism, loosing Israel’s support, and the unification of countries in the Middle East. The United States fears equality among its community and therefore does not agree or like communism. For America, the idea of the distribution of the wealth of the people by the government equally is impossible....   [tags: United States] 927 words
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Congress And The Change In Term Limits - Congress and The Change in Term Limits In 1994, for the first time in 40 years, Congress was drastically changed. The Democratic majority was uprooted and new, lively, freshmen were instated with a job to undertake. As part of the Republican=s AContract with America,@ these new Republicans had to revise the current Congressional term limit status. In undertaking this task, these men and women ran into a seemingly stone road-block. This roadblock consisted of long-term, carreerists who were unwilling to change....   [tags: Politics Political]
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The Power and Significance of Congress - The Power and Significance of Congress Firstly it is important to look at the power and significance of congress as a legislative body. This includes the creation of law, and the scrutiny of the executive. Because the US federal system is ruled by 'separation of powers', it is important that the legislative - congress - acts as a good check and restraint on the executive - the president. The most significant power that congress has is to create and pass legislation. Most of the creation is down to congressional committees - specialist groups of congressman who revise and investigate laws into their own committee's interests, for example The House Science Commit...   [tags: Papers] 1200 words
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Congress - There is a definite need for Congress in the United States. It serves many roles such as making laws, implementing national policy and watching over the other two branches of government. These are just a few of the duties of our U.S. Congress. Although they are essential to our government, there are potential problems. People are not always satisfied with the length of time involved in passing a law as well as the deadlock Congress can experience on an issue. Another potential problem people see with Congress is representation....   [tags: essays research papers] 1721 words
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The Address to the Joint Session of the 107 th Congress Speech - The speech “Address to the Joint Session of the 107th Congress” was delivered the 20th September 2001 in the United States Capitol by the President who was at that time, George W. Bush. In this public statement, the president calls for unity and tranquillity of American people. This paper has as main curiosity that it is an argumentative text full of rhetorical elements. On the one hand, it tries to calm Americans and to soothe the pain of the people affected. On the other hand, it helps to create a feeling of hatred and anger towards Al Qaeda, the terrorist group that carried out the attempt....   [tags: content, polytical analysis] 536 words
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General Douglas Macarthur's Farewell Address to Congress - Introduction General Douglas Macarthur was one of the most well known military figures in the history of the United States. He gave his farewell speech to congress on 19th April 1951 and went into retirement after 52 years of service in the United States army. He was given the chance to address his final message to the US government. This analysis carefully examines his ethics, goals, strategies, strengths and weaknesses. The speech is very famous and highly popular among the American audience. Therefore, we will take into account all factors to critically evaluate the speech and find out what makes it important....   [tags: American History]
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Should Congress Repeal the Private Express Statutes? - In July 2009, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) listed the budget of the United States Postal Service as “high risk” and recommended oversight from Congress and the Executive Branch. Specifically, the GAO stated that “Amid challenging economic conditions and a changing business environment, USPS is facing a deteriorating financial situation in which it does not expect to cover its expenses and financial obligations in fiscal years 2009 and 2010” (“Restructuring”, 2009, pg. 1). The GAO claimed that the mail volume in 2009 would likely decrease by about 28 billion as compared to 2008 and that the USPS would likely see declining volumes for the next five years (“Restructuring”, 2009, p...   [tags: US Postal Service]
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Constitutional Congress - Constitutional Congress At the Constitutional Congress of 1787, The Delegates frequently used compromise to resolve controversial issues such as, Representation in the Government, Slavery in the new country, and Also the Morality of the Slave Trade. If it wasn’t for the ability of the Founders of our country to compromise, Who knows that the United States of America would have existed at all. The constitution that they wrote over two hundred years ago, still is the basis of our government today, with only few changes....   [tags: Free Example Essays] 413 words
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The United States and Federalism - Federalism can be seen as the cornerstone of liberty and the constitutional structure of America. The Founders were looking for a system that would provide them with cohesiveness between the individual states and a government. The initial widespread loyalty to the state governments prevented the Founders from wanting a unitary system. A system with a more moderate option was chosen that provided national unity, but allowed for local representation and authority to occur within the states as well....   [tags: United States, Federalism]
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Second Continental Congress - Second Continental Congress “Give me liberty or give me death” were the famous words spoken by Patrick Henry in the struggle for independence (Burnett 62). He addressed the first continental congress in 1774 and started the process of American political revolt. This revolt eventually climaxed in the rebelling of Britain's American colonies and the establishment of what would become the United States of America. The Second Continental Congress accomplished independence through organization, rebellion, and finally declaring independence....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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The Power Struggle between the President and Congress - The Power Struggle between the President and Congress From the inception of the Constitution, there has always been a power struggle between the President and Congress. In the beginning, Madison and the Jeffersonians were placed in a gridlock with Hamilton and his school of political philosophy. Andrew Jackson fought to extend the powers of the President, then Congress spent 50 years fighting to repeal the powers of the Executive. Abraham Lincoln refined Jacksonian presidential politics, then Congress impeached his successor, Andrew Johnson, for fear of another quasi -- tyrannical President....   [tags: Papers Legislative Executive Branch Government] 862 words
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Term Limitations: Restoring Trust in Congress -    The United States Congress is the most powerful legislative body in the world. The capitol dome should bring pride to every American as a symbol of the just and efficient system of government we have devised for ourselves. Congress however has fallen from grace. Scandal, egotism and horrific management of the nation's resources have obliterated the trust Americans once had for those they elected. The Congress must now make huge and positive steps toward healing the rift they have created. I feel the first step should be a Constitutional amendment limiting the number of terms a member of Congress may serve....   [tags: Critical Thinking Essays]
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Relationship between the American People and Congress - Relationship between the American People and Congress Works Cited Missing In the past century, people continued to express an increasingly discontent view of Congress especially true when one looks back before the Clinton Impeachment debacle As the size of the nation and the number of congressman have grown, the congress has come under attack by both public influences and congressman themselves. Yet looking at one congressman's relationship with his or her constituents, it would be hard to believe that this is the branch of government that has come under suspect....   [tags: Political Science Politics Legislative Essays] 765 words
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Congress and the Presidency: A Balancing Act - Introduction The Founders established a government designed to prevent a monarch from arising. They were so afraid of an overpowering ruler that they generated a system in which the chief purpose was to limit the authority of elected officials and maintain a sense of democracy. This system would require a delicate balance of power and one of many checks and balances to prevent each branch of government from acquiring too much power. Each branch had designated powers, but Congress was arguably the most powerful as it was granted the legislative powers in addition to the valuable powers of the purse....   [tags: government, democracy, power, branches]
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The Triumph of the Congress of Vienna - The Congress of Vienna was a series of conferences held in Vienna, from 1814-1815. In which many European heads of government met to establish long-lasting piece, preventing revolution and any other nations from becoming to powerful, on the European continent after the defeat of Napoleon. Even though many countries came together to discus an issue, “the Congress of Vienna was more successful than many other peace meetings in history” (Beck, 241). The most influential of these representatives was the foreign minister of Austria, Prince Klemens von Metternich (Beck, 238)....   [tags: Europe, peace, Talleyrand, Matternich, politics]
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The Economics of Super Congress - Ah the Super Congress, it is the last thing you would think of if asking the question what is a congressional committee. One has to wonder what people who make a run for Congress are really thinking. One also has to wonder about the sanity of a government who would appoint six individuals with nary an economics degree among them to decide the financial future of over 300 million people. That is exactly what this so-called Super Congress was appointed to do. Do they have a clue. If you take a close look at some of the jokers we have in Congress right now you would wonder how they even learned how to run for Congress nonetheless figure out how to do their job of representing the people properl...   [tags: Stagnant Economy, Parties] 1016 words
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Aftermath of 9/11; Congress Acts - On September 11, 2001 a national tragedy struck the nation. The terrorist group, al-Qaeda, hijacked 4 passenger airlines and performed multiple suicide attacks at locations such as New York and Washington, D.C. This event struck fear in the American people as this was the largest event that caused the highest lost of lives from a foreign attack on the country. Following the event, the national government was forced to act quickly. The incumbent president at the time, George W. Bush, was left with a difficult task on how to deal with this threat and possible future threats....   [tags: terrorism, al-Qaeda, Homeland Security Act]
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The Issue of Healthcare Reform in the United States - Introduction Health care reform has been a topic of discussion in the United States since the early 19th century. According to Wikipedia, the earliest health care proposal at the federal level was the 1854 bill proposed by Dorothea Dix. The bill was approved by both houses of congress, but was veto by President Franklin Pierce. At that time, the president argued that that the federal government should not commit to social welfare, he believed that to be the responsibility of the states (Wikipedia.com)....   [tags: Health Care, United States, Government]
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The Congress of Vienna - 1. Discuss the congress of Vienna. Who were the leaders. - To rebuild Ausstria after Napoleon had destroyed it. i. Austria: Prince Metternich ii. Russia: Alexander I iii. Prussia: King Frederick William III iv. England: George III, but by then he was insane, so Lord Castleregh filled in v. France: Tallyrand 2. List the Russian Czars from 1814-1914 a. Alexander I: helped defeat Napoleon and went to the congress of Vienna b. Nicholas I: stopped the “Decemberist Revolt” c. Alexander II: stopped the Crimean War and freed the serfs d....   [tags: essays research papers] 1079 words
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Why was Italy not unified after the Congress of Vienna (1815)? - Before the Congress of Vienna the French occupation had far reaching affects on Italy. The power of the Church and the Pope was reduced, changes were made in landownership and land was redistributed. A new middle class began to appear. Agriculture was improved and the peasants were freed from their old feudal ties and obligations. Then when Napoleon was defeated and the restoration of the old regime and monarchs was started, Italy again became a country divided into eleven independent states, excluding the tiny principalities and the Republic of San Marino....   [tags: essays research papers] 633 words
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The African National Congress as a Liberation Movement - In this extended writing I will discuss about ANC or I will argue that the ANC is a national Liberation movement. It was formed in 1912 to unite the African people and spearhead the struggle for fundamental political, social and economic change. The ANC achieved a decisive democratic breakthrough in 1994 elections. Origins, the SANNC and five basic The ANC was formed on 8 January 1912 by John Dube, Pixley ka-Isaka Seme and Sol Plaatje lengthways with rulers, people's legislatures, the ANC from its beginning signified both old-style and contemporary rudiments, from tribal chiefs to church and community bodies and educated black professionals, though women were only admitted as affiliate membe...   [tags: unity, government, resitance] 1305 words
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Should Congress Raise the Minimum Wage - Should Congress Raise Minimum Wage. As our federal government debates the idea to raise the minimum wage, several interesting questions occur. Most important, should we raise the minimum wage. I believe it is a bad idea of raising the minimum wage from $7.25 per to approximately $10.25 in a short period of time, and I will explain why. The main reason raising the minimum wage radically would kill the economy is the pressure it would place on small businesses. Harrison, a reporter with The Washington Post, asks the question, “Are small businesses the back bone of our economy” (pars....   [tags: salary, employee, inflation]
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Congress Should NOT Raise Minimum Wage - Before other states jump on the $15 minimum-wage bandwagon, they might want to look at what's happening in Massachusetts — one of two states with a $10-an-hour minimum wage. Massachusetts increased the minimum wage from $8 to $9 at the start of 2015 and to $10 on the first day of 2016. The state is now mired in its longest stretch of net job losses since the recession, Labor Department data show. Minimum wage is the assured lowest amount of pay per hour that an employee can receive and it’s purpose is to make certain that employers are paying their workers fairly....   [tags: Minimum Wage Essays]
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Andrew Jackson, First Annual Message To Congress (1829) - One of the many controversial issues of the early nineteenth century was the removal of the numerous indian tribes from there native land. Andrew jackson, "A former frontiersman and Indian fighter," was a major catalyst in the removal of the Native Americans. Perhaps in response to the controversy surrounding Jackson's actions concerning the removal of the Indian, and obviously to justify his and the United States' conduct towards the Native American people, jackson delivered a message to congress....   [tags: American History] 1003 words
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Should Congress Place Restrictions on Lobbying? - Background Many controversial topics have surfaced recently, but one that tends to fly under the radar is lobbying. Lobbying is defined as a group of persons who work or conduct a campaign to influence members of a legislature to vote according to a group’s special interests (“Lobby”). Although average citizens are not fully aware of the issue, it is quite contentious in politics. For those who are against it, they believe that restrictions should be placed on lobbying because it distorts democracy....   [tags: politics, democracy, legislation, Constitution]
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The Case of Marbury v. Madison - ... Adams signed the appointment and Marshall sealed it thereby giving Marbury legal right to the office he was appointed to. Therefore, denying delivery of the appointment to him was a violation of his rights and the law provides him remedy. The third question was to determine whether the Supreme Court had the authority to review acts of Congress for their constitutionality. The Court decided that it did have such authority to determine whether laws were unconstitutional and void. The judiciary has the duty to interpret the law and determine if a law violates any part of the Constitution....   [tags: supreme court, jurisdiction , congress] 989 words
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War: Who Can Declare It? - If you are looking in the United States Constitution to find where it says the president has the power to declare war, you might be looking for a while. Those words were never written in the Constitution. The Constitution states that Congress has the power to declare war, “power to declare war, grant letters of marque and reprisal, and make rules about captures on land or sea” (U.S. Constitution). Nevertheless, the last time Congress declared war was 1941 (WWII). I guess that is congressional acquiescence....   [tags: president, congress, terrorism] 1049 words
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The Creed of the United States - We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.” This is perhaps the best-known phrase in American history, as the phrase is generally considered the American creed and the foundation of democracy. The American creed represents our need for independence and equality of life. The American creed which appears in the Declaration of Independence written by our great leaders has been a statement that we have seen reinforced over history by our most influential leaders....   [tags: United States History Constitution Ideology] 1770 words
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The System of Checks and Balances - There are many important parts to the constitution, but the system of checks and balances is one that is very necessary. With checks and balances, each of the three branches of government can limit the powers of the others, making sure that neither branches become too powerful. There are three branches of government: The Legislative Branch, Executive Branch, and Judicial Branch. The Legislative Branch is responsible for making laws and is made up of the Congress and agent agencies. Congress has two parts, Senate and House of Representatives....   [tags: legislative, congress, judicial] 571 words
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Censorship in Music is a Violation of Constitutional Rights - As a whole, progression is the main basis of society. Humans are capable of creating things unimaginable; one of these things is music. A collection of organized sound with an underlying “feeling”, alone it’s able to capture and enlighten any audience of any age. Music is one of the most beautiful things on this planet, but isn’t it only appropriate the full expressions of songs be unfiltered. Since 1927 the government has controlled what goes on and off the air, and in 1934 the Federal Communications Center (FCC) was created to monitor and filter all music that is released to the public....   [tags: congress, law, society, entertainment ]
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The Legal Background of Congress - The Legal Background of Congress The majority of congress today has a legal background. This legal background slows down congress. Although the heavy legal background of congress slows down the congressional process it does provide for better laws. The strong influence of the legal profession in government is to the country's benefit. The majority of politicians today are lawyers. For the most part, it has always been this way. Since the very beginning of the United States government there has been a ver distinct legal background....   [tags: Papers] 384 words
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The Roles of Congress In World Wars I and II - The law making body of the United States of America faces some of its most trying moments during war time. There are several factors to take into account when the threat of war looms. At the time of World War I, the United States was in a period of isolationism, where foreign affairs were of little importance to the country. When war broke out overseas, America was determined to maintain neutrality. While doing so however, it was also imperative to prepare for war, should the U.S be pulled in somehow....   [tags: War, Government]
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Members of Congress Should Have Term Limits - When the United States was founded, the theme behind the new government was to establish an efficient system without doling out too much power to any one person. The Founders intended to prevent a rebirth of tyranny, which they had just escaped by breaking away from England. However, when members of Congress such as Tom Foley, who served as a Representative from 1964 through 1995, and Jack Brooks, who served as a Representative from 1952 through 1994, remain in the legislative system for over forty years, it is evident that tyranny has not necessarily been eradicated from the United States (Vance, 1994, p....   [tags: congressional term limits]
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The Declaration of Independence - The Declaration of Independence is the most important document in the history of the United States of America. The Declaration of Independence is a statement that was adopted by the Continental Congress on July 4, 1776 which announced that the 13 colonies are declaring their freedom from the British Empire and the authority of King George III. The Declaration of Independence outlines the motivation of the colonies for fighting for their independence. There were many variables that contributed to the writing of the Declaration of Independence....   [tags: congress, july 4] 990 words
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Congress and Human Cloning - Congress and Human Cloning This year Congress may face several decisions that could help forge, in the words of Pope John Paul II, "the path to a truly humane future, in which man remains the master, not the product, of his technology" (Address to President Bush at Castel Gandolfo, July 23). The first and most immediately urgent of these decisions regards human cloning. The Weldon/Stupak Human Cloning Prohibition Act, approved 18-to-11 by the House Judiciary Committee, is poised for a vote by the full House....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics] 757 words
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106 Congress - The 106th Congress has been one of the most partisan and ineffectual legislatures in recent memory. The two political parties have barely even kept the government running. Only until recently have they passed Appropriation Bills for the 2001 fiscal year in a lame-duck session. This congress has made little progress in resolving their differences on some of the most important issues. Gun control is at the forefront of American politics. Gun violence has soared in recent years, and many tragedies such as the Columbine school shooting have occurred....   [tags: essays research papers] 1749 words
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The Power Struggle of the States and Federal Government in the United States - To define the terminology of federalism to a simplistic way is the sharing of sovereignty between the national government and the local government. It is often described as the dual sovereignty of governments between the national and the local to exert power in the political system. In the US it is often been justified as one of the first to introduce federalism by the ‘founding fathers’ which were developed in order to escape from the overpowered central government. However, federalism in the United States is hitherto uncertain where the power lies in the contemporary political system....   [tags: federalism, government, USA, politics,] 1531 words
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Congress Tests Bush - Los Angeles Times, November 6, 2001, “Congress Testing Bush’s Resolve” How do we know if our president is doing his best to serve the people instead of acting on his own will. We entrust the president to make the right decisions and to do what is best for us. This is why we vote for who we think is the better president and hope he will serve us when we need him. After the recent attacks on September 11, 2001, a lot of stress has been put on the president because our nation is keeping a close watch on his actions....   [tags: essays research papers] 663 words
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The Development to The United States Constitution - Why did the Americans select the constitutional order they did in 1787-1789, and why did they reject a more democratic and confederal form not more than a decade old. In 1787, twenty-nine delegates convened in Philadelphia to tweak the Articles of Confederation. Some delegates, however, arrived with the intention of creating a completely new constitution. James Madison proposed the Virginia Plan, a plan which advocated a balanced, three-branch method of government with a bicameral, or two-house, Congress....   [tags: American History]
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Three Executive Departments within Congress - Three Executive Departments within Congress In 1789 Congress created three Executive Departments: State or Foreign Affairs, Treasury and War. It also provided for an Attorney General and a Postmaster General. Congress apportioned domestic matters among these departments. The idea of setting up a separate department to handle domestic matters was put forward on numerous occasions. It wasn't until March 3, 1849, the last day of the 30th Congress, that a bill was passed to create the Department of the Interior to take charge of the Nation's internal affairs. The Interior Department had a wide range of responsibilities entrusted to it: the construction of the national capital's water system,...   [tags: Papers] 757 words
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