Elections In The United States

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“National politics and elections are dominated by emotions, by lack of self-confidence, by fear of the other, by insecurity, by infection of the body politic by the virus of victimhood.” Every 4 years the nation decides on the Presidency whom represents our country for 1 term. Normally if there is a change in whom controls the congress and the presidency is directly in association to the previous 4 years. The impact that elections have on the US is huge. After the past election, some of the other super powers of the world have asked to start relationships again with our nation. However, many countries and the general population of the US is still uncertain on how the next 4 years are going to look. Elections influence the way that congress …show more content…
The U.S. is the leading source for this type of government. When the constitution was ratified in 1788 by 9 of the thirteen states it was a huge win for the Federalist. The constitution writers took many of their ideas for personal experiences and from their studies while they were in school. After reading and learning about John Locke, and Thomas Hobbes, and being a part of the age of enlightenment, along with living through the rule of the British, created a government where the public would have a say on who was the president, but the electoral college was made so that the uneducated masses, majority could not always get what they wanted, basing the votes in the congressional district by population. Also in the constitution they wanted to make sure that not one branch would have total control of the government, so they created the separation of powers. With the government powers decentralized, they created three branches, the Executive, Legislative, and Judiciary, or also known as the Madisonian Model. Each branch has specific checks and balances to make sure that every other branch stays within their boundaries. The checks and balances, and separation of powers were put into the constitution so that not one person could become a tyrant, king …show more content…
Without them we would not be exercising our right to vote, and being able to give our say on how the government operates. Elections influence how the government operates because the people decide who will represent them, what the main issues that we want to be talked while the representative is in office. Most representatives want to be re-elected, and if they listen to what the people have to say, and execute it to the liking of people then they will normally get re-elected. The biggest impact that an election can have is when the people vote in new representative, or completely switch which party has majority in the

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