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    In the federalist paper NO. 5 the author the author John Jay makes claims that the states should have a strong Federal government and have the state's answer to the government. In response Scotland and England - a Case in Point was written by “An Observer”, in which they refute Jay’s points written in his paper. The federalist paper in question has the superior argument,by driving his points home, using prior knowledge to compare it to similar scenarios, relaying everything to the audience in concise points, and by actually by having best statements from an argumentative perspective. The way in which John Jay’s words have more impactful statements is a deliberate choice by the author makes to ingrain the statements into the audience's minds. For example one of his key pieces of evidence is the union of Scotland and England. He chose this because the…

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    Scots, Wallace was the rescuer of Scotland (Harry 1: 38).William Wallace was a Scottish revolutionary and knight during the First War of Scottish…

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    militia, Wallace's supporting forces grew to a full blown army taking back Scotland and ravaging the English North. Wallace’s leadership contributed immensely through many overwhelming victories for Scotland’s independence and for the signing of the Treaty of Edinburgh-Northampton in 1328, the document giving the Scots their freedom, 23 years after his death. Even today, almost 711 years later, he is considered a hero and an epitome of success. But how did his leadership effect Scotland’s…

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    he First Minister (FM) in Scotland is the head of the Scottish cabinet and has responsibility for the formulation, development and presentation of Scottish government policy. These roles- and numerous additional ones- indicate that the FM does, in fact, play an important roles within the Scottish Parliament. This essays main focus will be to evaluate the FM's importance; specifically, his importance in regards to decision making within the parliament and consequently within Scotland itself. The…

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    dominated by religious doctrine and superstition. The feudal system and divine right to rule was largely unquestioned in society. Rene Descartes published Meditations in 1641 and introduced the "Method of Doubt" in which the concept of God was finally met with scepticism. Descartes along with other influential figures such as, John Locke, Voltaire, Thomas Hobbes, Jean Jacques Rousseau and Baron de Montesquieu paved the way for a more logical interpretation of society. This process of…

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    I of Scotland. I will also discuss these very crucial questions. In what ways did Robert Bruce both reflect and influence his time? Also, how does the life and work of Robert Bruce inform our understanding of national identity in the British Isles during this period? Robert I of Scotland was born July 11, 1274 in Turnberry Castle. He was born into an aristocratic Scottish family. His family was from Scots, Gaelic, and English elite. The Gaelic comes from his mother Marjorie of…

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    Scotland was a distinct kingdom ruled by the MacAlpin clan in the early tenth century without defined boarders. Without defined boarders relations with England were very uneasy, although after 1066 Norman kings intervened periodically to help support the claims of the Scottish against them. In 1291 Edward I of England selected John Balliol to take the Scottish throne which had been empty since 1286, in return Balliol paid homage to Edward I as a vassal. In 1295 Scottish nobles signed a treaty…

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    Kilts in Scotland signify and symbolize multiple aspects of Scottish society. Specifically, men wore the kilts in celebration to denote their loyalty to a clan. It is this common tradition wearing such a “distinctive national apparatus,” that give Scottish man and Scottish culture an iconic presentation (Roper 15). In addition to the kilt, the bagpipe is also a part of this commonly seen and known symbolism. The tradition of wearing such apparatuses is more modern than most people assume. As a…

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    time in the history of the British Isles, the nations of England and Scotland became united under one monarch: with the accession of James VI of Scotland to the throne of England after Queen Elizabeth I’s death with no Tudor heir, in the same year. Until this year, the separate kingdoms had completely separate governments. This meant that they experienced a phenomenon sweeping Europe throughout the sixteenth century; the Protestant Reformation, in different ways. When exploring the…

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    What is the Current Scottish Legal Aid Policy? Legal aid in Scotland is the responsibility of the Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB), an institutional body created by the Legal Aid (Scotland) Act 1986 (Scottish Legal Aid Board, 2016). The actions of SLAB are consistent and stable but the Scottish government decides the aims of legal aid policy and the Scottish Parliament can implement legislative changes to the policy (Edinburgh & Scottish Legal Aid Board, 2016). The Scottish Legal Aid Board…

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