Twelfth Amendment to the United States Constitution

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    the process is tested every four years when we head to the polls to cast our vote for the next president of the United States. In light of the 2016 election, while some people are going back and forth debating whether the twelfth amendment of the Constitution is outdated and needs some a major overhaul, others are praising the wisdom of our founding…

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    So why was the Electoral College not thrown out once people decided that the electors should not be independent voters? One explanation lies in small states. The Electoral College system favors small states in a very unfair way. Small states argue that without the Electoral College, large states would have more pull in the presidential election. While certainly in a popular vote system more votes would be generated from more populous areas, but why should those areas have less meaning just…

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    instead is chosen by electors through a process called the Electoral College. The idea came from the Constitution because the founders thought it would be a compromise to elect a president based on popular vote among citizens, and electing the president in Congress. The number of electors a state has is determined by how many members of Congress from both the House of Representatives and the Senate that each state has within the state. There are a total of five hundred and thirty-eight electors…

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    When the United States’ Constitution was written in 1787, the country was very different than it is today. In 1787 a much smaller percentage of people were educated, there were way fewer people living in the country, and people were very concerned with the president being elected by “smart” people. Considering all of that, the electoral college was a great system for electing the president of the United States at that time. However, in modern times, a direct presidential election would be…

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    Keonna England Charlotte School of Law Comparative Law: Haiti and the United States Summer 2016 Right to a Speedy Trial and the Lack Thereof I. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND The judicial systems of Haiti and the United States are vastly different in respect to the length of time that the accused can be detained without a trial. American citizens have a fundamental right to a speedy trial after they have been arrested and detained which is outlined in the Sixth Amendment. The Sixth Amendment states…

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    Democratic-Republican Party, while leading to the predictable fall of the Federalist Party. The election was filled with foul words for one another, and threatened the nation’s survival. Controversially disputed, the outcomes of the election were both critically beneficial and clearly unpredictable. The tense campaign called for a rematch between the two former candidates of the election of 1796. Thomas Jefferson and Aaron Burr were pitted against John Adams and Charles C Pinckney . Each party…

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    The “Great Experiment in Democracy” is what the United States of America is often referred to as. From its beginning the United States has been a nation governed by and for the people, becoming the first nation to have the people tell the government what it can do, not vise-versa. What is considered to be among the greatest of feats is what former President Ronald Reagan believed was so special about the orderly transfer of constitutional authority being nothing less than a miracle in the eyes…

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    president elect of the United States. In order to understand the above subject as it relates to the 2016 elections, it is highly important to do a breakdown of the different branches that make up the final outcome of the elections held in the United States of America. We shall start by giving an explanation of the Electoral College, which…

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    majority.” Democracy has always been a substantial element of The United States policy. The U.S. support for democracy has aided in the creation of a dependable and a flourishing world economy (“Democracy”). The United States is a democratic nation, yet we have a system known as the Electoral College which hinders democracy. It is a system that has worked well in its past, but the nation has undergone many changes both socially and politically. Throughout the nation, people are gradually…

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    There were three compromises that shaped the last few details to set forth the Constitution. One of those issues was The Great Compromise of 1787. By far this was the one topic that brought on the most disagreements between the states. As the states tried to come to an agreement the state Connecticut came up with their own plan to the floor, they suggested that representation within the lower house would be done by population, and each state would have an equal vote in the upper house.…

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