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    As vice president of the United States of American Nelson Rockefeller was a smart business man and always dreamed about becoming president as a kid. He had a good life growing up with a great family. Rockefeller had an impressive career in public service and is a leader in many ways. He had to overcome a lot of obstacles before becoming the vice president, but still strived to accomplish many things. I am going to tell you about Nelson Rockefeller as a child growing up, how educated Rockefeller was

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    Constitutional Introduction

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    The Constitution of the United States was designed to be a framework for the organization of our country’s government. The constitution is made up of amendments, which outline the rights of individuals and the powers of the law. I will discuss the 12th amendment, the presidential elections of 1800 & 1824, and a proposal a new constitutional amendment to improve the current presidential selection process. The 12th amendment introduced the system of presidential selection and the Electoral College

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    Beyond George Washington

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    the founding of the United States, the Articles of Confederation, and the American Constitution is limited to a few courses in college at best, or distorted by mythology, oversimplification, and legend at worst. We know the famous stories of George Washington, from confessing to chopping down a cherry tree, to kneeling in the snow at Valley Forge in prayer. We also know the basic facts--George Washington: Revolutionary War hero, Father of his Country, and our first President. But how did George

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    The Electoral College

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    the political circumstance of today, the Electoral College seems to be the topic in every conversation and the thesis to every essay. The uncontrollable desire to know the truth behind the mystery is stirring in the minds of the people in the United States of America. With the 2000 Elections underway sides are beginning to be taken among the people. Many oppose the Electoral College because of the fact that unknowing electors choose their leader and many support it because it was created by the

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    25th Amendment Essay

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    The founding fathers of the United States of America, envisioned a country where no one person would have too much control. This led to their writing of the Constitution. Within this document, the fathers laid out a government based on three branches: Legislative, Executive and Judicial. All three branches would have their own responsibilities and amount of power. Each branch would keep the others in check not allowing one to obtain more power than the other two. This system stuck and is still in

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    nation. The election was between of 2nd President of the United States, John Adams, who was running as a federalist and the 3rd President of the United States, Thomas Jefferson, who was a Democratic-Republican. And their running mates were, for John Adams, it was Charles Pinckney, who was a United States Ambassador to France and for Thomas Jefferson it was Aaron Burr, who was a United States Senator From New York and the 3rd Vice President of the United States. The period for the election of 1800 took

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    The Purpose of Vice Presidency It appears to me that the vice president serves little or no significant purposes in the American political system. When I think of the role of vice president, the only thing that comes to mind is the fact that if the president dies or is not able to hold office it is the job of the vice president to take over as president. I am sure I share this ideology with many others; however, the role of the vice president is far more complex than that. In this paper

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    President

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    second Vice President of the United States. Garner was born near Detroit, Red River County, Texas. He studied law, was admitted to the bar in 1890, and began practice in Uvalde, Uvalde County, Texas. He was a judge of Uvalde County from 1893 to 1896 and a member of the state House of Representatives from 1898 to 1902. Garner was elected as a Democrat to the United States House of Representatives in 1902 from a newly created congressional district covering tens of thousands of square miles of rural

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    The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford

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    The Presidency of Gerald R. Ford Gerald R. Ford was the 38th President of the United States, after gaining the position through extraordinary circumstances. His good will and friendly demeanor helped him climb the political ladder higher than even he had anticipated. His career in politics began with his law firm, yet ended up in the oval office. While his presidency was short lived, it is remembered due to numerous crucial decisions he had to make. After graduating from Yale with a law degree in

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    The Electoral College

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    The Electoral College The Founding Fathers wrote the Electoral College into the United States Constitution as insurance against popular passion electing the chief executive into office. They believed there needed to be a buffer between the people and election of the president. Also a concern of the forefathers was they did not want the states with a larger population to completely overshadow the states with a smaller populace. The Electoral College system was devised to help cope with these

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