According to Cartwright (2013), the ancient Greeks were particularly struggling to decide what forms of political system was right for them: who should be in charge and how the population should be led? Should they be led by a single powerful entity such as kings or should they be directed by a handful of wealth people such as aristocrats or should the entire political power lay into hands of the people itself? Since ancient Greece was the territory composed of more than 1500 poleis which is the Greece word for city state, each city states took on different forms of political structures acting like its own country. In this essay, I am going to explore the Ancient Greek poleis’ different forms of government: monarchy, aristocracy, tyranny,
To be eligible to vote a person must meet three qualifications: they must be at least 35 years old, be a natural-born citizen of the United States, and have been a resident for 14 years. The process for electing a president begins with primary elections and caucuses, where voters pick a candidate they support. The next step is nominating conventions where political parties choose who they want to represent their party in the presidential race. After they are nominated the candidates travel across the country campaigning to outline their views and plans to voters as well as debate with fellow candidates. After the campaign tours the next step is to hold the election, where the next president is determined by the candidate with the most electoral
She shares her experience of being a housewife and what a typical day entails; cooking, cleaning, children, and the occasional reading. Although she loves being a housewife she struggles with societal and personal views of her job. Continuously being considered as second-class citizens, women didn’t have many of the rights males in the US are granted and some cases still do. Women accept
In Athens democracy only adult male citizens could vote, however women and slaves did not have political rights. The adult male citizens had an assembly were they met and discussed and debated different legislative issues and decisions on foreign policy, final decisions and proclamations were carved in stone and erected in prominent places like Agora(gathering place/market place),democracy in Athens was direct democracy. The assembly met four times a month but according to the ancient Greek calendar 40 times a year. Ostracism was also something done in ancient Greek democracy, the members of assembly wrote name of the person whom they want to be banished on a piece of pottery and the one with moat voted would be exiled for 10 years ,this was really helpful because it kept those people with lofty aspirations from being aggressive.
The Prime Minister, whose Government must enjoy the confidence of the House, has extensive powers. The judiciary is independent. Civil, political and human rights are constitutionally guaranteed. General elections for the 300 parliamentary seats are held every four years. The President of the Republic is elected by MP's and serves for a five year term, renewable only once.
Members are elected at local party meetings also known as a caucus or during primary elections. Two national level party organizations are the Republican National Committee and the Democratic National Committee. National Convention Describe what the national convention is. The national convention is a political party’s most important event that is held every four years. Delegates from every state attend the national convention.
England had a monarchy that was limited in power by the Magna Carta, although Russia has a tsar that has complete control over everyone and everything with nothing to stand in their way. On the outside these countries monarchs may seem similar, but near the core they are very different. In summary, England and Russia were similar and different in my aspects of their monarchs. They both had to overcome the struggle of invaders, but Russia defeated them while England got overtaken by them. Also, both countries had a parliament, but England shared power with them while Russia overthrew them leaving them in the dust.
When fully enacted, the 18-year term would allow each president to elect two Supreme Court Justices per term (Ringhand np). Vacancies would be predictable as they would happen every two years. If a sitting justice becomes ill or dies before their expected resignation, than he or she could temporarily be replaced by a lower court judge or one of the already retired Supreme Court judges. This system would increase the Supreme Courts democratic accountability. Studies have shown that throughout time, justices ideas “drift” away from what they had been at the time in which they were elected (Ringhand np).
The President however serves a four-year term and can only be elected to office twice. When it comes to electing the President they are elected by an indirect system called Electoral College System. This system is where the determining votes are distributed to the states and the District of Columbia. The Supreme Court is led by the Chief Justice of the U.S. and includes nine members who have a life
There is the House of Representatives and Senate. Both play a key role in performing the job of Congress. They both deal with different roles and rules. The house of representative’s main intent was to reflect and to consider the average person concerning issues. The seats in the house are up for election every two years, due to this the representatives do their best to stay in touch with their voters.
As for the Senate, voters elect two senators from each state regardless of its population every 6 years. To qualify as a senator, one must be at least 30 years old, be a U.S citizen for at least nine years, and have achieved the requirements for residency in the state he/she desires to represent. Together the House and the Senate form the United States Congress. Legislative Branch checks the Executive Branch of; having the authority to impeach officials, override presidential vetoes, approve treaties and ambassadors, approve the replacement of the Vice President, the power to proclaim war, and the power to enact taxes and assign funds. Additionally, the Legislative Branch checks on the Judiciary Branch with the right to approve federal judges, as well as impeach federal judges, initiate constitutional amendments, set the jurisdiction of courts, and alter the size of the Supreme Court.
The Electoral College is an outdated system and should be abolished before it turns the tables of an election for the bad. This system of voting was developed in 1787 and has had a strong impact on American citizens for 230 years. The Electoral College was created to take power from over populated states and distribute it to the less populated states. It also serves a higher authority than the popular vote, which can alter the results of many elections. In the 230 years of this system being in action, 4 elections have been modified to set the victor as someone who the population did not want.
Every four years, on the first Tuesday in November, millions of American citizens go to the polls and vote indirectly for their President. However, the actual election takes place in December and only 538 people are involved and this small group is called the Electoral College. This paper will explain and analyze the voting process of the US president, mainly focusing on the Electoral College. The US Constitution was forged 200 hundred years ago in which the “founding father” divided the process of electing the President and Vice President in two-step systems; by which people will cast their votes, then these votes will convene to a small group, Electoral College. These groups of people would eventually meet state by state after the election; where they would cast their vote and elect the next US President.