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    America in the Beginning Ever wondered how the country of the United States came to be one of the most powerful jurisdictions in the world? Well, now is the chance to find out. There were many grand events that helped form this great nation. The Plains Indians inhabited the Great Plains before white settlement. They were dependent on mostly nature, such as the horse. For example, the horse improved their hunting ways and how they traveled, thus, turning them into hunters and gatherers. Indians…

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    district and 40% proportional representation. Another example would be Germany where an individual might vote for the large, left-swing Social Democratic Party on the plurality single-member district portion of the ballot while reserving the proportional representation portion of the ballot for the smaller…

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    During the years 1933-37 Britain’s foreign policy was to appease potential enemies to sustain peace. This policy was particularly emphasised when Hitler became Chancellor in 1933 and began to reverse the Treaty of Versailles. It was also highlighted by Neville Chamberlain becoming Prime Minister in 1937, as he believed strongly in appeasement. This policy can be seen to be weak and ineffective because of the way that the British dealt with the Abyssinian Crisis in 1935 and Hitler’s early moves…

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    After one of America’s darkest moments, the Civil War, the people saw how divided they had really become. No thought had been given to who they were fighting whether brother. father, or stranger, just that they needed to do their part. Inevitably, the rifts created had no simple fix. ‘With the North and South divided, all flickers of hope that life would return as the way it had been once slowly sputtered a dying gasp. Since the Northerners reigned victorious, the rebel states remained at their…

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    Capital Punishment Should Be Legalized Affirmative Case “I think people would be alive today if there were a death penalty.” Since I agree with the words of Nancy Davis Reagan, and with the other 56% of Americans today, I stand in firm affirmation of today’s resolution: that capital punishment should be legalized within the United States. To clarify, capital punishment is defined, as by the Oxford Dictionary, as a punishment of execution, administered to someone legally convicted of a capital…

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    Malcolm X Essay

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    American dream; I see an American Nightmare” (Malcolm X Ballot or Bullet speech). Other groups viewed America as a relatively well-put society, despite the fact that it was a corrupt, violent, racist country with Jim Crow Laws segregating blacks. Malcolm X also says, “I 'm one of 22 million black people who are the victims of Americanism; one of the 22 million black people who are victims of democracy, but disguised hypocrisy” (Malcolm X Ballot or Bullet speech). The only way blacks were going…

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    The Two Party System

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    The U.S. has come a long way since our Founding Fathers created the Constitution. Throughout our history, we have been dominated by a Two Party system. This Two Party system has changed significantly since their creation. The U.S. has had six party eras, the first era was predominantly the federalist vs anti-federalist debate about whether the states or federal government should hold more power. The Democratic party started to gain traction in the second party era. While the Republican party…

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    The American Founders utilized federalism in order to both prevent tyrannical leadership and to try and incite more participation in government and politics. The Massachusetts Constitution of 1780 states “The body-politic is formed by a voluntary association of individuals: It is a social compact, by which the whole people covenants with each citizen...that all should be governed by certain laws for the common good.”1 This is a perfect example of federalism, as there is not one singular person…

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    Morality Of Voting

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    caused an alternative effect, and lead to a decrease in voter turn out in elections. Voter ID laws have been introduced to counter the ‘rampant’ voter fraud. In the 31 states in which these regulations have been enacted, the only way order to cast a ballot requires a government issued photo ID. No ID means no vote, regardless of citizenship or legal eligibility. Opponents of these laws argue minorities, youths, and the elderly are disproportionality affected by these laws. When the government…

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    Voting one of the many right that every single American citizen has in this country. I believe that there are no significant hurdles when registering to vote. The only requirements that you need to meet are that you must be 18 years old, be a U.S. Citizen and be a resident of where you are registering to vote. In my case, however, the process was much longer. I was not born in the United States. This meant that I first had to become a U.S. Citizen in order to register to vote in the first place…

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