Expansion of Government Power During the Civil War and Reconstruction Contrary to what I believed in the past, the United States federal government retained and expanded their power and authority during the years of the Civil war along with the period of Reconstruction. Through drafts and monitored elections, they exercised this power during the Civil War. Then, as Reconstruction began, they initiated other methods of increasing their authority over the citizens. Military was placed in Southern states, by the federal government, in order to keep control over the rebellious people. Not only that, but, the idea of putting the federal government in charge of Reconstruction and rebuilding an entire nation gave them an enormous amount of power. Finally, the creation of the 14th and 15th Amendment were two more big achievements on the part of the government. In the month of April of 1862, the government issued the first draft of the Civil War. Throughout the war, they put out drafts because so many men were needed to fight. Citizens were expected to obey these orders, and as the war progressed, it was harder and harder for men to avoid fighting for their country. Towards the end, the government began forcing almost every able man to enlist in the army. Men of ages 17-50 were drafted in the South (20-45 in the North); bodies were needed. And the government made sure that they got what they needed. Along with drafts, the federal government also monitored elections in order to control who the people were voting for. Ballots only contained candidates which were appropriate according to the government, and various colored slips were associated with the different nominees. Everyone could see what color slip everyone else was holding, and people holding slips that they “weren’t supposed to” were later caught and punished. The power of the federal government can also be seen during Lincoln’s presidency at the time of the Civil War. He swayed the entire purpose of the war to something far off from what had been the initial purpose. From fighting for the preservation of the Union, Northerners readily began to accept that the abolition of slavery was the cause of the war for them, not the Union. Lincoln and his power made this happen. As Reconstruction began, our government was given the full responsibility of rebuilding and revising many areas of our nation. That is some incredibly power– having the authority to change an entire country to what they thought was correct.
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The American civil war marks the beginning of a new era in United States history. The civil war helped preserve the union and free the slaves. After the end of civil war, between 1865-1877, the nation faced big challenges to reconstruct the country and transform the southern states. Abraham Lincoln created the reconstruction plan, but when he was assassinated, the successor’s, Andrew Johnson and the Congress, adopted Lincoln's plan. Reconstruction was the period when the federal government restored and brought states to the union. During reconstruction era many goals were accomplished and leaders abilities were uncovered. Sadly however, reconstruction era came to an end by political, economical, and social problems causing it to fail as a whole.
Although, some prisons do have some rehabilitation programs for the inmates that need it, the therapy sometimes does not help. More than half of prisoners reoffend within at least three years of leaving prisons. Those who reoffend tend to have more severe and more aggressive offenses than previously. A man by the name of Brandy Lee has shown that by having a very strict program in prisons with violent offenders in San Francisco jails reduced the amount of violence in jails. The program also helped to reduce the rate of violent re-offences after leaving the jail by over 50
In the fictional story lord of the flies author william golding tells a story of a boy named ralph who is determined to go home after being tapped on a island due to fleeing england bombings, and tragedies from world war two. While on the island the boys try to create a fair civilization to have oreder while trying to be rescued. The civilization consisted of one leader , hunters and little kids who could not fend for themselves. The leader that was chosen was ralph. Ralph was a older boy who was only concerned with escaping the island, but others wanted to be leader. The other person who wanted to be leader was ralph who only wanted power and control over everybody and he did not care about being safe. Which means
Lincoln also abused his power with the draft. Prior to the draft, the Union depended on the states to fill assigned quotas with volunteers. But then Lincoln instituted a new draft. By its terms, all men between the ages of 20 and 45 were liable to military service. However, any man who was called for the draft could avoid it by hiring a substitute or paying $300 dollars to the government. Many groups rightfully denounced these acts, called the conscription acts, as a rich man's law. Indeed, many wealthy men were able to bribe poorer men into taking their place in
As the current prison structures and sentencing process continues to neglect the issues that current offenders have no change will accrue to prevent recidivism. The issue with the current structure of the prison sentencing process is it does not deal with the “why” the individual is an social deviant but only looks at the punishment process to remove the deviant from society. This method does not allow an offender to return back to society without continuing where they left off. As an offender is punished they are sentenced (removal from society) they continue in an isolated environment (prison) after their punishment time is completed and are released back to society they are now an outsider to the rapidly changing social environment. These individuals are returned to society without any coping skills, job training, or transitional training which will prevent them from continuing down th...
The Civil War contains many unusual views that all eventually coincide to create peace throughout United States. At the start of the Civil War, the constitution was debated constantly and non-stop. Throughout the war, however, the constitution was finally established in a firm ground and made way to the Federal Republic government we have now. The Civil War made the states and the constitution coincide and work together to form a optimal government.
However, one of the common criticisms of quantitative approach is that it does not penetrate very deeply below the surface; breadth is often emphasized at the expense of depth. Such a weakness can be overcome by qualitative methodologies such as in-depth interviews or participant observation or accompanied interviews/journey. The quantitative approach involves mainly the use of questionnaires. The qualitative methods used to improve both the design and interpretation of traditional surveys such as the administration of questionnaires (Deakin, 2001) are in-depth interviews, participatory and non participatory observations techniques.
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The news about global warming is depressing. They show ice melting, polar bears dying and parts of the world becoming deserts. We need to change the conversation about climate change for the reason that guilt tripping people to change is not an effective strategy. It causes us to tune out and become apathetic. This essay focuses on strategies, behavioral scientists are using to push people to change their behavior.
Then with The Civil War in 1861 came the risk of survival of our nation as it was known at the time. The seceding of several states of the union forced the beliefs and disagreements of north and south, federal and state against each other and with The election of Abraham Lincoln it pushed our constitutional government to the test which would end in the bloodiest war of our nation’s history forcing the further reform of what was to be held right in the eyes of the power of our nation and its people and the government system which we know
Why are people unable to see past their false ideas? And why are the majority of these deniers political conservatives? One study by McCright et al. looked at the influence different ways of framing anthropogenic climate change (ACC) affect the views of the general public. They found that although none of the four positive frames used showed any consistent effects, exposure to an ACC denial counter-frame significantly reduced participants’ belief in ACC, trust in climate scientists, awareness of the consequences of ACC, and support for reducing our country’s green house gas emissions. I believe this is a result of humans’ generally stronger reactions to negative stimuli and emotions than positive – in this case, we are more convinced by arguments against a topic than we are for it. There is also the issue of cognitive dissonance – the feeling of discomfort caused by two or more inconsistent thoughts or actions. Climate change prevention measures pose a threat to many things right-wing conservatives are in support of: free markets, private property rights, and, especially, industrial capitalism – an economic system which thrives off of the consumption of fossil fuels. Taking serious actions against climate change would require a complete overturn of how our economy, government, and the economies and governments of other nations are structured – it would, for all intents and purposes, bring an end to the free-trade market. Rather than confront that their economic view is an unfortunately large contributing factor to global warming, it is easier to deny the phenomenon altogether. This is why, for change to occur, our first steps must be to inform and persuade these global warming skeptics of the
Qualitative data analysis is the process of transforming data into information, information into understanding and understanding into knowledge (Davenport & Prusak, 1998). Furthermore, qualitative data analysis can be described as a blend of scientific studies and artistic style to create an innovative product. The research acts as the primary research tool, and must be able to sustain composer throughout the entire study. In addition, the researcher must be able to pay attention to the small details of the study, without losing sight of the big picture of the study (Chenail, 2012).