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    1) After reading the full text of what every American should know look carefully again at Liu’s discussion of the book Cultural Literacy by E. D. Hirsch. How does Liu characterize the book, the author and the reception of the book by different groups of readers? How does Liu compare and contrast himself to Hirsch? How do similarities and differences between Liu and Hirsch help you to understand Liu’s purpose in writing “What every American should know” Liu characterizes the book “Cultural…

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    Most people in our country are informed about our own constitution, but there are many other countries in the world that use numerous kinds of government. One that stands out based on recent events is the country of Brazil. In this paper, I will compare and contrast the United States Constitution to Brazil’s. There are plenty of similarities, as well as differences between these two constitutions. I will focus on how the two constitutions handle the impeachment of their leaders. At first glance…

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    Canning, Kate Revolution of 1800 The Revolution of 1800 started when a decision had to be made by the United States citizens: “Who is going to be president?”. John Adams and Thomas Jefferson went head-to-head to competed for ‘America’s favorite’ during the election. Federalists were concerned that Jefferson “would give more power to the sates, dismantle the army and navy, and overturn Hamilton’s financial system”(Digital History). The Republicans felt that the Federalists showed “contempt for…

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    Redistricting In Texas

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    it revealed that Texas had a population growth of 25.1 million which was a 20.6% growth which was the highest change in population out of any other state (Sauter 251). Redistricting also can change the number of representatives in Texas for instance, back in 2011 the House of Representatives had a reapportionment to add an extra four seats to Texas and had to redraw the congressional…

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    America in the mid-19th century was a powder keg waiting to explode. The division of culture between the North and South was at an all-time high and in the early 1840’s the population of the United States was drastically changing. Settlers were rushing westward to form new territories while Immigrants from Europe were leaving their countries to settle in the United States. This movement of people into and around the United States led to the furthering of disunion and political developments,…

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    Introduction “More delicate than the historians’ are the map-makers’ colors (Bishop 1).” Gerrymandering is when a district’s boundaries are redrawn to benefit particular political parties’ agendas (Ingraham 1). Gerrymandering promotes the statistical concept of Simpson’s paradox. Simpson’s paradox describes the phenomenon of having a higher percentage of votes; however not having more votes numerically (Simpson’s 1). Gerrymandering is similar because it also gives the possibility of winning the…

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    Joseph Willis 9/4/15 POL-110 Professor Herman Congressional Ethics Congressman Charles Ranger was one of the most powerful members of congress. That was until in 2010 when he was found guilt of eleven counts of ethics violations. One of the ethics violations that he was convicted of was failing to disclose over $600,000 in assets. He stated that an apartment in New York was being used as his campaign office but in fact he was using it as residential apartment. The issue here is that he did…

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    Power Of Impeachment

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    any federal officer from office on grounds of “Treason, Bribery, and other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” (US Const. art. II, sec. 4). This power is further detailed in Article I Sections 2 and 3. It gives sole power of impeachment to the House of Representatives and details that the Senate has the power to try all impeachments. The power of impeachment is a fantastic example of the philosophy that no man is above the law. The power of impeachment was written into the Constitution to insure the…

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    two houses: the House of Representatives and the Senate. Each house, however, clashes with one another, making for a broken Congress. In Hamilton and Madison’s On Congress (1788), in order to be in the House of Representatives, one “must be of the age of twenty-five years; must have been seven years a citizen of the United States; must, at the time of his election, be an inhabitant of the State he is to represent” (page 180). If these guidelines are met and one is elected as a representative,…

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    any part of the process it is important that both parties have come to some type of agreement. Once the bills start to be agreed upon by the house and the senate they are finally sent to the President’s desk. In the case of our government this rarely happens, and 90% of the bills that are looked at rarely every make it this far. Additionally, once the house and senate have passed the bills, the president stills holds the power to veto it. This entire process, of disagreement, agreement, vetoing,…

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