All through the history of the United States of America, many people have discussed the abolishment of the Electoral College. For many reasons, some believe it is what makes our country have the type of government we have, some believe that it's what limits the power of the government, and many people such as Mitch McConnell believes it is what gives us our freedom and prosperity. While these are valid arguments there is a multitude of reasons to why the electoral college should be abolished. Such as there is only a need for twelve states in order to become the president, popular vote of the people for president can still lose, and the Swing states are given too much power and attention compared to that of the other states. This is why I believe in the abolishment of the Electoral College.
In the United States voting is one the major important dates when election time beginning. Voting dealing with laws and other major aspects impact on the country. In 1776, Declaration of Independence signed. Right to vote during the Colonial and Revolutionary periods is restricted to property owners—most of whom are white male Protestants that was over the age of 21. Then in 1787 there became a No federal voting standard—states decide who can vote.
However, despite legal oversight, a number of electors have violated their state 's law binding them to their pledged vote and often only being charged with a really small fine, usually $1,000. According to the constitutional scholars, electors remain free agents despite state laws and that, if challenged, such laws would be ruled unconstitutional. Therefore, electors can decline to cast their vote for a specific candidate (the one that wins the popular vote of their state), either voting for an alternative candidate, or abstaining completely. In fact, in the 2000 election, Barbara Lett-Simmons, an elector for the District of Columbia, cast a blank ballot for president and vice president in protest of the District 's unfair voting rights . In other words, electors are ultimately free to vote for whom they personally prefer, despite the general public 's
Another event that changed civil rights is that they kept African Americans from illegal drugs. To repeat, the NAACP wanted to make America for real Americans: and make sure that lynching and segregation were not part of it. (naacp.org) Members helped to organize events for racial discrimination and helped the United States to realize they needed to pass a bill to end segregation. For the most part, the NAACP has worked hard to change civil rights and how people were being
As you can see, there was no such thing as “all men are created equally” unless you were a white man in 1776. Even then they could be disrespectful towards one another based on their occupation or income. In the old times white men could be classified as ignorant and prejudice towards everyone. As much as we would like to say it has improved since then, there has only been miniscule
SCLC’s goal was to use protests and other non-violent tactics to pressure local governments to actually enforce the rights that the Supreme Court had announced: in other words, while the Court said separate-but-equal was illegal, communities ruled by white people (i.e. most everywhere in the U.S.) needed a visceral push to actually enforce the ban on legal segregation. In providing this push, SCLC utilized the national press, and the pressure it could exert on local businesses. By setting up dramatic confrontations with white police and white mobs, SCLC would draw the country’s attention to the brutal repression of a particular city. This pressure cleaved the white leadership in two: while the elected politicians remained stubborn in their racism and often persisted in refusing to negotiate, often the
Most of the states are not “bound by state law and/or by state or party pledge to cast their vote for the candidate that wins the statewide popular vote...” Some states use laws such as California’s State Law – § 6906 but, “Twenty-seven states have laws on the books that require electors to vote for their party 's candidate if that candidate gets a majority of the state 's popular vote. In 23 states, no such laws apply…” (Soni) In what is now twenty-one states some being Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware and many more no such law forces the electors to pick the majority vote’s candidate. There have been cases in which the electoral vote completely disavows the people’s votes such as, in the year 2000 George W. Bush lost the popular vote to Al Gore by .51% he ended up still winning due to an electoral outcome of 271 to 266. This is also not the only time this has happened in the United States history books, using the Electoral College
However, that is mostly true. According to The United States House of Representatives only 2 presidents have ever been impeached for wrong doings (US House of Representatives). Our current president, Donald Trump, is demonstrating what he believes is right. However, what the president believes to be right is being openly racist, homophobic, and sexist. Trump shares an ability that many of the people that formed our nation had; the ability to influence many people.
The Bayonet Constitution’s purpose was to take control of Hawaii, by removing the power from Native Hawaiians and to give it to the wealthy foreigners, especially to the members of the Committee of Safety. The malevolent group was led by Lorrin Thurston and Sanford Dole. The Committee of Safety was a group of 13 members from the Annexation Club, made up of mainly Americans and Europeans. To add on, the Bayonet Constitution changed the voting rights to include noncitizens that were American or European and to only those that met an economic requirement. The constitution also diminished the power of the king and gave all the power to the Legislatures and cabinet.
The last consequence that came from the Montgomery bus boycott was it Martin Luther King Jr. the the fore front of the Black Civil rights movement. King was President of the Montgomery improvement association, which was dedicated to the protest. Because of this he became the voice of the boycott and later one of the leaders of the whole Civil Rights Movement and eventually a national symbol. He was able to gain such a big role in the Civil Rights Movement because of the the overwhelming success of the Montgomery Bus Boycott highlighting the effectiveness of Martin Luther King Jr.’s Non-Violence protest