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Wards are just like any other political division, though they are perhaps the smallest politically-relevant one possible. As with other political boundaries, they are subject to be being redrawn by the political entity responsible for them. In this case, wards are almost always a function of city …
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Go to this URL and there is a link to an article near the bottom of the page steveshorr.com
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Well, the Roosevelt Corollary stated that the United States would pay off the debts of Latin American countries in order to keep Europe out. Roosevelt feared that European powers would loan money to these countries and thus become involved in the western hemisphere (a violation of the Monroe Doctrin…
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Answer North and South Korea were divided at the 38th parallel. The Yalu River which runs between North Korea and China. When UN forces approached the Yalu the Chinese had the excuse they needed to enter the war. The Han River which runs through Seoul also influenced the war when bridges over it…
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The Maine Constitution, which you can see at the links below, created a legislative, judicial, and executive branches like the federal government has: Section 1. Powers distributed. The powers of this government shall be divided into 3 distinct departments, the legislative, executive and judicial. …
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The Liberal government had a huge elected majority in the house of commons and wanted to pass a bill which had a lot of radical welfare reforms in it such as introducing pensions for old people, medical insurance for industrial workers, and free meals for poor children. The conservative party were i…
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The Liberal party had been in power leading up to the War and they were trying to pass Home Rule. They were backed by the Irish Nationalist party, a party that they relied on to maintain their advantage over the conservatives. When the war started the opposing factions (Nationalists and Unionists)…
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Answer The narcissistic leader is the culmination and reification of his period, culture, and civilization. He is likely to rise to prominence in narcissistic societies. The malignant narcissist invents and then projects a false, fictitious, self for the world to fear, or to admire. He maintains…
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The original form of government that the American Colonies chose after independence was defined by the Articles of Confederation. The AoC proved to be unworkable, with a central (federal) government too weak to be effective. By "too weak to be effective", I mean that it was soon recognized that the…
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I don't recall Jefferson saying that but I do agree with it from todays perspective. Due to some bad reasoning in various decisions the courts have developed an attitude that almost any dispute can become grounds for a constitutional argument and they are increasingly limiting the ability of the peo…
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The statement, 'All the states but our own are sensible that knowledge is power,' has been attributed to several historically important figures. Originally, it seems, the English intellectual, scientist, and politician Francis Bacon utilized it (or something quite similar) in his writings in the 16t…
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By dividing power between the states and the national government, one level can serve as a check on the other. This should provide a "double security" to the rights of the people. According the James Madison, this system was especially fitting for American because the nation was one of diverse inter…
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The founding fathers thought the legislative branch was most important because it sets up the U.S congress.
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They were not Second Class Citizens If you mean the USA, they were definitely not. Do you know any women who were wives and mothers during the 1950s? I do. Both my grandmothers had more character and remarkable values than any woman I meet in my daily life today, in 2004. Neither of them ever wo…
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Independent Regulatory CommissionsRegulatory Commissions have a special place in the federal bureaucracy. They are independent of the three branches of government. The President appoints the members with Senate approval. Unlike other bureaucrats, these agencies do not report to the executive branch …
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The Roosevelt Corollary was an addition to the Monroe Doctrine. It stated that no European countries were allowed to intervene in Latin American affairs. The only way that the U.S was allowed to become involved was if the affairs or European countries was threatened. The United States could exerci…
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Establishment of the Presidential Election Process Number 68 in the "Federalist Papers" explains some of the reasons why the U.S. Constitutional Convention settled on the Electoral College system. Alexander Hamilton is thought to have written the essay. Any library will have the original, or you …
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An "Iron Curtain" country was a Communist country in Europe. These included the Soviet Union, Poland, East Germany, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Yugoslavia. Except for Yugoslavia, all these countries were members of the Warsaw Pact.   Iron curtain was a metaphor coined by Wi…
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Commonwealth vs. State Before you even begin to discuss the concepts and differences between these designations, you have to first determine where you are located. So, where are you talking about? Commonwealths and States, in domestic law, are pretty much treated the same. So much so that one could …
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The Queen is the constitutional Head of State and carries out ceremonial duties. She has few powers, and those she has she uses sparingly and only on the advice of the prime minster. She does what the government of the day requires her to do. The Queen is non-political and it is important that she a…
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what kind of government can a king run ? monarchy The need for Heads of State/Government to be physically present at battles as leaders declined as States became larger, more sophisticated and more complex. Once it got the point where it was more important for a ruler to be an able governor and di…
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Roosevelt's New Deal Roosevelt introduced the New Deal in response to the Great Depression of the 1930s which started when the stock market crashed in 1929. The New Deal was intended to help people get back on their feet and make the economy solvent again. Input from other contributors: The New Dea…
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It is having very little effect now. In the wake of Watergate came campaign fiance reforms that drastically reduced the power of big donors. However, money never sleeps and the investor class through their Congressional representatives and a conservative Court have repealed and/or overturned all of …
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Some social forces were evolutionary teachings like social darwinism. It justified competition and struggle between European countries. These countries each thought they were the best, the 'fittest' and deserved most of the world.
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To be quite honest, there were no positive effects of China being conquered by foreign interests. True, the open door policy meant that China would trade with the world, but the Chinese didn't want to do that... ANYTHING that China was MADE TO DO DUE TO IMPERIALISM only benefited those who conquered…
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to break this down, the strongest will survive in free trade (this is the easy way to say it). if you have an unstable economy and no central govt. you will fail and will not be able to participate in free-trade (Laissez-fair)
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The Age of Imperialism is in most Western terms, defined as the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries when the US (and Western allies) expanded their economic and political control over other countries. And, in many cases established or continued the rule of colonies. This imperialist group…
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Age35 Years Old.  Article 2, Section 1 of the Constitution"No person except a natural born Citizen, or a Citizen of the United States, at the time of the Adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible to that Office who shall n…
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A state Governor is the commander in chief of a stateÕs National Guard, appoints officials and oversees the state government budget. Governors from all states serve a term of four years apart from those of Vermont and New Hampshire that serve a two year term.
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Hopefully I am interpreting the question correctly. A marriage such as a civil union in Vermont between gays or lesbians would not be valid in other states, including CA. And the majority of states no longer recognize common law marriages.   I appreciate the help but what i meant (which i kno…
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%REPLIES% Answer Which government? All the major powers had conscription in WWII. Answer I believe that in a large scale/world war scenario that it would be the only way to get the required man power. As it stands the military can only field about 10 active duty divisions wich would b…
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Answer The name given to the policy of avoidance. The US practiced isolationism in the 30's. The policy was simple, we do not want to get involved. Look what happened with WWI, so the people of the US did not want to become intangled in the affairs of Europe again. The US wanted to remain isolate…
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Women's Changing Roll During 1900. January of 1914 several hundred women met with the premier of Manitoba � Had a petition demanding that women in Manitoba be allowed to vote � Nellie McClung said to the premier that they �did not want a gift or favour, but a right�� The premier of Manitob…
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Answer Women got the right to vote and to work in factories, and also they were allowed, or not looked down on, for wanting to fight in WWII. They were allowed jobs as; armorers, mechanics, fitters, and welders. And in May 1944 they were being sent to combat areas in Europe to train for combat al…
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It really depends on which civil war you are talking about. But generally to prevent it, one side be so overwhelmingly powerful as to make it not a viable proposition.
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from 1916 onwards there was a certain tokenism in relation to women in Irish politics. most women members of parliament, and there were very few, were widows, mothers, sisters etc of heroes of the 1916 rising, the civil war and so on. in the 1970s some women entered politics in their own right, nota…
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Answer The Nobel prize winner who tried to extract gold from sea water to pay Germany's post WW1 debts was the chemist Fritz Haber. His main contribution to chemistry was the Haber process, which fixated then-rare nitrogen in the air for industrial use. This allowed for the creation of artificia…
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Roman Numerals Variations and WhyIt's said, that in Roman times, they didn't use IV for 4, because IV are the first two letters of the name of their king of the gods, Iupiter (IVPITER, as it was written). There are some clocks and sundials with 4 represented as IIII and some with IV.This isn't just …
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He began the Spanish Revolution.  He led a military coup against the democratically elected government of the Spanish Republic in 1936. The Republic armed the workers, who resisted the fascist takeover. A civil war ensued. Denied the aid of the democratic powers, the Republic sought and obtain…
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John Foster Dulles believed that communism was evil. He found it impossible to consider the Soviet Union anything but an enemy of the democratic beliefs of the United States. He did not believe a nation could be neutral in the Cold War. One must be for democracy and the ideals of the US Constitu…
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By getting elected. Michael Montagne  Answer In some towns or cities, the major is a directly-elected post, like the President of the United States. So, you would have to run a campaign, and stand in an election. In other places, the Mayor is appointed from the members of the current City/T…
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In the early 1900's Portuguese immigrants went to work in Canada in the fishing industry. Most of the Portuguese immigrants settled in parts of eastern Canada, like Novia Scotia.
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Obviously everyone has their own perception of racism, what it constitutes, what is acceptable behavior. Historically, rural areas and states in the South have been stereotyped as having more racist ideologies amongst their populations. Attitudes towards other races, including intermarriage and inte…
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Yes, but not permanently. When the danger is passed then your civil rights should be given back to you.Marcy  OK, but let's say that if we do allow the government to restrict our civil Rights, then would it not be giving too much power? For instance the *Patriot Act allow officials to wiretap …
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The burden of the Treaty of Versailles on the German economy, whereby the entire cost of the first world war was allocated to Germany as debt; while at the same time it's industrial infrastructure was siezed, so it could not repay said debts. The German government began monetizing this debt, creati…
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The New Deal was part of the process of pulling the United States out of the Great Depression, and it managed to employ a lot of Americans who had been out of work.
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Historically, there have been many uses of the term liberal. Four popular conceptions include: philosophical liberal, originating during the Enlightenment period with philosophers such as Hobbes, Locke, and Hume, who supported the fundamental freedom of human beings and legitimacy of government stem…
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The difference between Maine government and US government is that Maine government is for the state of Maine it has separate laws coinciding with the constitution which is the US government, which constitutes the basis of where the government of Maine originated their laws with clauses added or ame…
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The US Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defense and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States; To borrow money on the credit of …
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It is generally a one-party system, although sometimes there are multiple parties, but with one dominant party which the other parties almost invariably support (i.e. the old East Germany). Political leaders rise up through the bureaucracy; elections offer little or no real choice. Internally the p…
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As soon as the policy is enforced, it begins to impact people. It changes the way certain services run in order to achieve the goal in which it intended to do.
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Step 1: How Your Idea Becomes A Bill All legislation starts off as an idea. these ideas can come from anybody and the process begins when either an individual or group persuades a Member of the Legislature to author a bill. The Member then sends the idea and the language for the bill to the Legislat…
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Trenches were used in world war1 for shelter and to outflank your opponents. Trenches were formed on the eve of the invention of the machine gun. Mainly to shelter from a hail of bullets which can literally cut a man in two.they can also offer so much protection that they can prevent people from di…
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There are many books and links about the world after WWII. The aftermath of World War II left the world with two superpowers. The United States and the USSR(Russia). Also with the conclusion of WWII the world entered the nuclear age. With the USA developing the atomic bomb in the mid forties and the…
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"Canada West" was not a political entity. It was part of the pre-Confederation Province of Canada. "Canada West" was a geographical name that was applied to the territory of the former colony of Upper Canada between February 10, 1841, and July 1, 1867, i.e., between the the Act of Union and Confeder…
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Answer The strategy by which nations (states) agree not to attack each other and to join in defending against any agressor. The U.N. is an example of an attempt at establishing collective security.nations agreeing to defend one another from attacks
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The founding fathers created a government based on federalism to avoid tyranny by allowing more citizen participation through both state and national elections for public offices. The idea was also that new ideas and programs could be tested at the state level without impacting negatively the nation…
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the answer is it made up most of africa's countries free and independent!
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It hasn't been achieved so far, but it is called a "Benevolent Dictatorship": The dictator knows what's best for the people, knows how to achieve it, and forces them to do it. This is unlikely to ever happen with any human dictator, because humans are selfish and irrational, but it might be achiev…
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Mussolini's ideas Mussolini developed an ideology explicitly called 'Fascism'. It was rabidly and frenetically anti-Communist. It was also intensely nationalist and anti-democratic. It is often grouped together with various other, broadly comparable ideologies, especially Nazism. Joncey
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It is an act of congress passed after the Vietnam War, over President Nixon's veto, and of dubious constitutionality, which seeks to define and limit the powers of the president of the United States to command the armed forces. The most important provision is that if the U.S. armed forces go into co…
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The current events in Palestine show people as targets of oppression by their government. The current events in Iraq also show the oppression of people by their government.
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Yes. There is no country that does not have at least some legitimate issue with a group being unfairly oppressed or suffering injustice. In America, a prime example is that we are debating about whether gay people have the same rights as hetrosexuals.
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Answer I think that war is necessary and natural. Humans have been fighting wars since the beginning of creation. I think that war is right when it is fought for the right reasons. Answer This is a question that is very difficult to answer, I feel it is wrong by principle but very necessary fo…
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Strom thurmond 1957 civil rights bill While Thurmond does hold the US Senate record for the longest filibuster by a single individual, the longest on record ocurred, of course, in Texas. In 1977, Bill Meyers, "the bull of the Brazos," stood on the floor of the Texas Senate for 43 and a half hours…
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Answer Phrase used to describe the practice of government in Britain between 1945 and 1979. The phenomenon was observed by political scientists and media commentators; Britain's two major political parties, the Conservative Party and Labour Party, were in agreement, or consensus, over certain bas…
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In the Australian Parliament the Serjeant is a career officer of the Department of the House of Representatives.
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Probably not.USCIS Form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) states that a person is not eligible for adjustment of status if ... that person entered the United States in transit without a visa, or was not admitted or paroled following inspection by an immigration off…
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He doesn't have to sign it at all. He can sign it, in which case it becomes law, or he can refuse to sign it, in which case it generally doesn't but that is where the time limit comes in. If he wants to veto the law then he has ten days to send it back ti congress with his reasons for not signing it…
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The Russians were not called the "Reds," the Soviets were. The distinction is a historical one. The Bolshevik revolution was not an entirely bloodless one and in 1918 Russia was in a state of Civil War. The Bolshevik army was called the "Red Army," so named for the blood of the working classes spil…
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Well, assuming the president is still alive he/she would make a public address, blame it on Al Queda, and proceed to attack a small country with oil and/or other valuable resources for dubious reasons while hailing themselves as heroes. Any first world nation who disagrees with this will be insulted…
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In the US the following are generalities only. There are exceptions on both sides: Liberals believe that individuals are collectively responsible for the welfare of the entire community. Thus more programs to help the entire community means that higher taxes and bigger government is needed to overse…
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Answer The Sixth Amendment people are mistaken in assuming that they have a right to a trial by a jury of their peers -- they have a right to a fair and unbiased jury from their community. [Court TV - The Vang Case]
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Congress convenes on January 5 of odd number years. The start of the next Congress is January 3, 2017.
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Historically, a fully free market has never existed. Most "free market" economies are "mixed." To expound on the above, a "true free market" is one where there is no government involvement whatsoever - that is, no regulations or laws of any sort. The only role of a government in a TFM is to provide…
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Answer Local and State governments and agencies of local and state governments lobby the federal government in Washington, D.C. This is known as intergovernmental lobbbying.
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Answer Great Britain includes England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. It is also called the United Kingdom. It has a Parliamentary Democracy, with a house of Commons and a upper House of Lords. The Lords are not elected, being appointed, but the members of Parliament are elected by the vot…
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Answer In other foreign countries they have tougher punishments that we view as "cruel." Yet people are a lot more likely not to steal if they know they are going to lose a hand for doing it. Comment Having a hand, foot or ear chopped off is mutilation and falls fairly and squarely under the …
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Death and Deterrence Redux: Science, Law and Causal Reasoning on Capital Punishment: In an article in the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Dr. Jeffrey Fagan of Columbia University describes numerous serious errors in recent deterrence studies, including improper statistical analysis and missi…
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The Electoral College. Each state gets a number of electors equal to the total number of senators and representatives it has. Washington D.C. gets three even though it is not a state. Each political party chooses the people it wants to serve as electors if it wins that state. On election day, alth…
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The treaty protects Antarctica's sovereignty, though legally it has none, the treaty prevents countries from actually annexing Antarctica, and thus making Antarctica apart of their country, and that Antarctica is to remain neutral. Though a few countries, mainly in the Southern Hemisphere, such as …
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Zana Kh. GulmohamadPolitical parties have a significant impact in forming the government. Political parties aim to influence governments, particularly in countries which have democratic systems. For the last century political parties have been involved in forming and establishing governments in many…
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The Watergate Scandal (1972-1974) (or just "Watergate") was an American political scandal and constitutional crisis that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. The term 'Watergate' refers to the Watergate Hotel in Washington, DC. The hotel was the location of the Democratic Party Natio…
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Answer The Cabinet is a part of the executive branch of the U.S. federal government consisting of the heads of federal executive departments. The importance is for the president to have a team of people who are there by his side to help make final decisions. As well as congress, the cabinet i…
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There is a bicameral legislature. The government is headed by a prime minister who is appointed by the President. The lower house of parliament is directly elected, the senate is indirectly elected. The President is elected every five years (until recently, every seven). When the President belongs t…
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Answer The system of checks and balances grew out of the separate institutions that share power under the Constitution of the United States. By the system of checks and balances, each branch of government exercises some control over the other branches. There are several ways this can be done. The…
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State or local officials lobby in Washington to get money or laws for their areas. At first the intergovernmental lobby consisted of mayors, governors, superintendents of schools, state directors of public health, country highway commissioners, local police chiefs, and others who wanted free governm…
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This is far too broad a question to be effectively answered here. The Constitution is a very broad document, and when speaking of "improving" it, one must be more specific as to the goals to which the "improvements" are to strive for.Additionally, virtually any answer here would be hideously partisa…
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a form of government in which one person who inherits or is forced to a thronethe leader's power is limited by laws A constitutional monarchy is a form of political government, NOT an economic system. There can be a variety of different economic policies (and economic theories) employed by a country…
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Irish Republicans believe quite strongly in the reunion of Ireland under the political authority of the Irish people. Currently, there are 6 counties in the North of Ireland that remain under the control of the British government. The remaining 26 counties in the South are part of the republic of Ir…
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The constitution created a republic. A republic is a form of democracy, but slightly different from a pure democracy. To increase its appeal to smaller states the Constitution was created to protect the minority from the majority. This is the reason for the electoral college system. The smaller and …
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These First 10 Amendments define such basic liberties as "freedom of religion" "freedom of speech" "freedom of peaceful assembly," and " Freedom of press" and guarantee dendants' rights!
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The Truman Doctrine (1947) was designed to support anti-communists and resist the spread of communism. Initially, it stated that the United States would support both Turkey and Greece with economic and military aid, preventing them falling into the Soviet sphere. It offered support to all countrie…
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The Wagner Act gave labor unions government support. It created a system to arbitrate disputes between unions and employers.
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Answer The United States Constitution provided that states and the federal government would share certain powers. These powers are called Concurrent Powers. Examples of such powers are the power to tax and borrow money; the power of eminent domain (to take property for the public good); the power…
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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."That's what the Bill of Ri…
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