Ernie Law Zink 3° US History 15 September 2016 DBQ Essay When the delegates met in 1787 they aimed to fix the national government. The previous governmental charter, the Articles of Confederation, failed because it was just too weak and wasn’t getting the job done. Under the Articles of Confederation, there was no court system, no chief executive, and there was no particular way for the central government to force states to pay their taxes. By creating the Constitution, it would build a stronger central government and would be able to hold the nation together. The Constitution protected the people from tyranny by federalism, checks and balances, and equal power between the Senate and House of Representatives.
Gay marriage is one of the most controversial and sensitive issues in the modern world. In most cultures across the globe, homosexuality was viewed with disdain, and marriages between same-sex couples were prohibited. However, homosexual relationships are slowly gaining acceptance. With an increase in tolerance for homosexuality in the society, the controversy over the legalization of gay marriage has been disputed among people in many nations. While the majority of the population believes that the legalization of gay marriage will have negative impact on the society, gay activists claim that it is against basic civil rights to prohibit them from marrying.
One of the first officials records of the United States was The Articles of Confederation. From the earliest starting point of the American Revolution, Congress felt it was essential for a more grounded and stronger union and a legislature sufficiently effective to thrashing Great Britain. Following a couple short years, the Articles were supplanted by the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. The Articles were a stepping stone which prompted the Constitution however the Articles contained a larger number of shortcomings which constrained the colonists to dispose of them and create a new document. Preceding the Revolutionary War, large portions of the first thirteen colonial assemblies made regional claims to these areas which postponed the adoption of the Articles of Confederation.
Many Americans who were not wealthy supported the Constitution was because they believed that the United States needed a new and stronger national government. They believed that this government could provide the stability and security against violent outrages. The foil of these people were the Antifederalist. The Antifederalists offered three objections: that the Congress had conspired under a “veil of mystery” to create a new form of government, that a strong national government would destroy states’ rights, and that the new system of government resembled and monarchy and that violated the principle of liberty that guided the American Revolution. They also pointed that the voters will not directly
They were scared of tyranny, especially pertaining to the fact that under the new Constitution, the national government, or Congress, would be able to make decisions without even asking for the states’ permission. (Anti-Federalist 1: Brutus). Even though the Constitution called for checks and balances, Anti-Federalist Patrick Henry, was convinced that the president would be the one making all the decisions, not unlike a king. (Bianco and Canon, 44). The national supremacy clause in the Constitution even stated that national law supersedes any state law when there is conflict.
Why did homosexuals want gay marriage to be legalized? Problem surrounding human right has always been a conundrum; and one conflict that recently gain popularity is that whether a government (or nation) should legalize gay marriage or not. The fact that the government should be the decider is because, they are the one who overlook their citizen (both heterosexuals and homosexuals), and only the government decision can decide whether gay marriage is legal or not; and as a citizen both heterosexuals and homosexuals should abide to the rule. Something to note is that homosexuality is not an event that happen recently. As a matter of fact archaeologist has found a 5000 years old skeleton of a man that is buried with household jugs (a trait that
The Equal Rights Amendment was a proposed amendment to the United States Constitution stating that civil rights may not be denied on the basis of one’s sex. All throughout history people have argued whether it is best to have human distinctions or gender equality. Ultimately, “The ERA would make women’s equality with men law of the land” (lecture notes). This federal amendment would make it impossible for legislators to pass laws that discriminate against women’s rights. In 1977, 35 out of 38 states ratified the ERA however, despite the widespread public support for the amendment, the extension ran out in 1982.
Gay marriage is a controversial topic in the world, 94 out o 196 countries have signed a General Assembly declaration of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender rights or sponsored the Humans Rights Council 2011 resolution on LGBT rights however, only 18 countries have approved the same-sex marriages, this is extremely preoccupying because this shows how terribly unequal we are. People fight for everyone’s right to vote, to study, to have a religious belief or to not have it, etc. However if people have been able to gain this rights, then why is it so different to fight for the right to marry whoever you like? Thomas Paine once said “Whatever is my right as a man is also the
Persuasive Writing Techniques Taelyr Simmons University Of Houston Same sex marriage is a disputable topic that has raised controversy in the United States political system. The issue has been a constant recurring discussion between liberals and conservatives. Those in favor of same sex marriage argue on the basis that love conquers all, so everyone should be able to marry the person they love. Many decisions made by politicians on the issue are based off of their religious beliefs. The United States constitution vows to separate church and state, leaving religious opinions out of equation, but because the board legislation is predominantly white, Christians, males, the ideals behind separating church and state are disregarded.
Each person has the right to choose who to love whatever his race, nationality, or religion is, similar to having the right to select the candidate you want to vote for in the political elections, but what about the right to choose who you wish to marry? Lately people are arguing about legalizing same sex marriage and in some countries such as the United States, the law has already been applied in all states since 2015. However, many societies till today are strictly against gay marriage and consider it as a taboo such as Middle Eastern countries and a multiple of examples. Even though same sex marriage is widely supported by many people, it will remain to be an erroneous decision because of several Religious and health reasons. Between the
Many Republicans, including Mike Huckabee and Rick Santorum, have avoided taking a position on the flag.” (Henderson) Citizens of America are taking sides on the Battle flag controversy and that plays a major part in how the voters will choose their leaders in the upcoming elections. Not only are politicians trying to avoid taking a side on the controversy but business are also being pressured by the American citizens to take the away from their
I think ERA failed to pass because all 50 states did not supported ERA. ERA also failed to pass because “most people supported the idea of women’s rights in the abstract, but they weren’t sure what the consequences of such an amendment would be, and they feared the possibility of radical social change. “As book says that by early 1973, thirty states had approved ERA and also in next four, other five states also have approved ERA. Three states short of necessary, which bring to 38 states have
In this case the Supreme Court debated whether inter-racial marriage should be allowed. This court case came up after an inter-racial couple tried to get married legally but was rejected by the state of Virginia. Therefore, couple did not think this was fair so they took the case up to the Supreme Court where the Court declared that not allowing interracial couples to marry was violating the Equal Protection Clause. Thanks to this case we have President Obama and many other famous celebrities and sports stars such as Seth
Term Limitation of Congress In America, it is a constant debate whether members of congress should be term-limited. Many people believe that the current members of congress have been in their position for too long and are subject to prejudices and old ideas. Although, the terms of house and senate should not be limited due to the fact that, the power to change a representative is in our hands as well as we, as a country, do not need a congress with little experience. A lot of people believe that getting a congressman they do not like voted out is a myth. This is because in the past as well as now, the majority of some districts do not pay enough attention to know that someone does not deserve their position.
The Indian mascot was originally designed to render tribute to Native Americans, not as a racial symbol. In the past forty years, changing the name backfired, and citizens began taking offense to the name because they felt like the name represented the color of Native American’s skin. Nevertheless, many fans, including Native Americans, do not consider the name or the mascot to be degrading or racial. Fans of the Washington Redskins participated in a poll that reveals, “77 percent reject changing the name” while in another poll “71 percent of NFL fans did not find the Redskins name offensive” (Lingebach 2). Clearly, from the results of the two polls, many fans would be unhappy if the Redskins’ name were to be changed.