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  • The Jurisdiction of the European Parliament

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    The Jurisdiction of the European Parliament The European Parliament is the only elected body in all of the European Union institutions. The E.Parliament currently has 732 Members elected in the twenty-five member states of the European Union for a five-year term, of which 78 MEPs are from the UK. Most of the time, Parliament and the MEPs are based in Brussels where its specialist committees meet to scrutinize plans for new EU laws. The European Parliament is largely advice giving, and the

  • The Sense of Identity and Unity of the Colonists

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    thing the British tried was implementing taxes, but they also went so far as letting the colonies on their own for awhile and using military to keep them in place. On the other hand, the colonists saw that the British were stalling their attempts at self-governing so they worked together to disregard any British policies. By the eve of the Revolution, colonists had developed a sense of their identity and unity as Americans that was brought about by the British parliament. Exasperated by British efforts

  • Parliamentary Sovereignty Or The Rule Of Law Essay

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    ultimate controlling factor in the British constitution: parliamentary sovereignty or the rule of law. This essay sets out to consider the reputedly irreconcilable tension between the two fundamental constitutional principles by analysing the extensive obiter dicta in Jackson and relating it to judicial review which upholds the rule of law. The contention of this essay is that despite the courts' deferential attitude towards the sovereignty of the laws of Parliament, the rule of law may potentially

  • A Look Back at the American Revolution

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    themselves from the British Empire. By the time the King’s interest in the colonies increased, the colonists were not willing to give up the liberties that they had been living with for over a hundred years. As the King George III continued to place unruly taxes on the colonist , increase his control over the colonies , the colonist felt like they had exhaust every option they had forcing them to go to war with England to win their independence. After the French and Indian War, the British had acquired

  • What the Stamp Act Really Meant

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    meant to the American Colonies. As well as why it was necessary. February 6th, 1765 George Grenville came forth in Parliament to propose his Stamp Bill. Not knowing that it would forever be a significant part of history. The Act was a tax on every piece of printed paper the colony used. Including, legal documents, licenses, and even playing cards. The tax also had to be paid with British currency. Colonial paper money was not valid. This made it more difficult for the colonists to even pay the tax

  • The American Revolution

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    The American Revolution was when the British colonies in America revolted against British rule for being taxed by people not even living on their land and gained independence by overthrowing British imperial rule under King George III. The French Revolution was a period of social and political upheaval in France, marking the decline of powerful monarchies and churches and the rise of democracy and nationalism. The French Revolution began less than two decades after the American Revolution. In many

  • Causes Of The American War Of Independence

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    of the French and Indian wars, the first worldwide war, the British found themselves with a huge national debt. The only reason they won the war was that their treasury lasted longer than the French treasury. As part of the agreement for peace, the French offered to give all their holdings in America to the British. These new acquisitions were a problem for the British parliament because now they needed to stop settlers from the British colonies going into the new land in fear that the Indians would

  • Parliamentary Acts Leading Up to the American Revolution

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    experienced a steady decline in the time leading up to 1775. The British had more fault in the waning of the relationship because of their Parliamentary Acts, the significant figures, and the conflicts that they sparked that eventually led to the American Revolution. Before 1775, Parliament in Britain had created many new policies and acts that at times infuriated the colonists. The Tea Act of 1773 was passed by Parliament that allowed the British East India Company to export tea to America without having

  • The Causes of the American Revolution

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    time; it was the actions of the British government that would turn them into dangerous philosophies. Mercantilism was by far one of the greatest sparks of the American Revolution. The British wanted to dominate the flux of imports and exports to and from the colonies, making it clear that they felt they wanted to control the economy of the colonies. To the British, the Americans were just tenants residing on their own land, meant for purposes to boost the British economy. To enhance the mercantilist

  • Steps To The Revolution Starting At 1763 -1775

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    Steps To The Revolution Starting At 1763 -1775 One of the most significant events in American History was the Revolution. Prior to 1763, which was the beginning to the road to the Revolution, America and Britain were on good terms. The British helped America to try and defeat the Indians for the Ohio Valley. One year after the British's "efforts" to help America get the Ohio Valley, something happens... The Prime Minister George Grenville, creates the Sugar Act of 1764. This act, in short