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    Popular sovereignty is the idea that the authority of the state and its government is created and managed by the consent of its people, through their elected representatives who are the head of the political power. In essence, popular sovereignty is an idea which may not necessarily reflect or describe the reality of a political setting. Popular sovereignty is needed by each states in Agonistan. Majoritarian and Minoritarian argues that popular sovereignty demands for equal rights of all citizens as well as respect for the sovereign rights of nations. In short, popular sovereignty in the context of the situation in Agonistan implies that while having equal rights of all citizens, there should also be a soverignty with power and…

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    everal years ago the writers of the constitution have build their society based on the idea of the popular sovereignty, rule of law and tolerance.These ideas have become the pillar of our founding fathers for building a new society. Popular sovereignty is a form of power in which a government has over its people. This was an idea that the government was created and sustained by the consent of its people, where the political power was mainly derived from. popular sovereignty is a type of…

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    and application of popular sovereignty has drastically changed due to many changed made to the constitution and many new laws put in place. In the beginning of the United State’s government, there were very few people that had a say in the government and could vote on changes to the government. Before many of the current amendments and laws were put into place, only old, white men that were property owners had an influence on the government. Popular sovereignty was very limited to a small amount…

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    was a need for popular sovereignty within the states of the union while in the process of sorting territories and creating new states. There were many of reasons why popular sovereignty was needed at the time; one of those being slavery. I believe popular sovereignty gave a sense of power to the people, making them feel more united with their country; in my opinion this should help deter rebellions and uprisings. If the people had a say so in what the outcome was then they will be happier in the…

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    On Popular Sovereignty While he opposed slavery personally, Lincoln also thought it his duty, and the duty of all Americans, to combat not only the practice itself, but also any notion that might provoke its prosperity. While defenders of popular sovereignty claimed it maintained a neutral approach to slavery, it created other dangers for the nation both related to the issue of human rights and beyond. As a northern statesman, Lincoln believed that the principle of popular sovereignty…

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    Recently our country has gone through the process of electing the 45th President of the United States. Although the country was split 50/50 on who to vote for Donald J. Trump came out victorious as the new President. After watching President Trump’s Inaugural Address I have come to the following conclusions about the topic of Popular Sovereignty. Popular sovereignty or the sovereignty of the people's rule, is the principle that the authority of a state and its government is created and…

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    Stephen Douglas proposed a law called “Popular Sovereignty”, this law lets people from territories like Kansas and Nebraska vote whether or whether not slavery was allowed in the territories. (Mr. Adreon’s Notes) This act reversed the Compromise of 1820. The Compromise of 1820 said no slavery was allowed North of latitude 36°30. Before popular sovereignty, Kansas and Nebraska had to be a free territory therefore, getting more votes for the North in the senate. This infuriated the South.…

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    Our government is founded on some pretty basic principles. We have Popular Sovereignty, Rule of Law, Separation of powers, Checks and Balances, and Federalism. These principles keep our government for what it is and keeps it balanced. Time and time again, they are evident in our government today. Rule of Law is one very important principle because it helps keep our citizens who help enforce the law, uphold it themselves as well. Rule of Law states that all people, businesses, and even the state…

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    Popular sovereignty is giving the citizens the mandate to be the source of government power, which is giving the people the will to choose a leader through an election to be governed by these leaders chosen. The word popular came about in the early 15th century, which was directly derived from the Latin word popularis meaning belonging to the people, general or common. The name sovereignty on the other hand hailed from the mid-14th century resulting from the Anglo- French sovereynete, Old French…

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    The 7 Principles of the government is a fundamental factor for a strong and good government. The most important part of the 7 principles is Popular Sovereignty. Popular sovereignty is that the people have the power over the government and the government is not able to go against the people. This part is important because of its use in the government. It prevents the government from gaining too much power. It lets the people communicate their ideas with the government, and it also lets people be…

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