Despite not having a lot of support, Hamilton worked with James Madison and John Jay in order to defend his new Constitution plan. Hamilton, Madison and Jay were going to write twenty-five essays in order to convince the rest of the United States to ratify the Constitution. This however did not play out as they had expected. Almost double the amount of essays than expected were written, with Jay writing only five essays, Madison ended up writing twenty-nine, but Hamilton wrote fifty-one of the essays. Out of the eighty-five that were written, seventy-seven were published in The Independant Journal, The New York Packet and The Daily Adviser, newspapers from the time.
Public opinion is in my favor on this subject. Per a public opinion poll, 55% of Americans favor stricter gun control laws, a 23% decrease of when the question was first asked in 1990. Out of the general public, 92% of them are for doing background checks before you can purchase a gun. The gun owners are in favor of doing background checks by a high 93%. Even with the stats being in favor of having stricter gun control laws, gun deaths will still be out of control.
Every candidate puts an enormous amount of effort into influencing voters but most people might think it is not simple and rather impossible to persuade voters with a positive message. But Barack Obama may have actually succeeded with his persuasion, mostly by speaking with sincerity and hope. He has pursued the political strategy of hopefulness for over eight years that it feels almost authentic. What likely impressed the audience was his advanced use of metaphor. It is natural to talk about politics by means of dozens of common metaphors but usually we do not even realise how many metaphors appear in speeches.
Since the inception of our constitution in 1787, there has only been 4 elections where the Electoral College has allowed the future president-elect candidate to win the election, despite losing the popular vote. 4/57 elections is probably something that political scientists don’t lose sleep over, but it is a topic that is worth mentioning and discussing, especially after the controversial presidential election in 2000. From my point of view, I believe that the method we use in selecting our presidents is flawed and ineffective for a couple of reasons. First, the Electoral College has far fewer votes than the American people, yet their vote has a lot more meaning. With 538 delegates representing the Electoral College, it is unfair and inequitable to the millions of people who devote their time and energy to stand in long
Gun control has been a heated debate for several decades, recently, the discussion surrounding this matter has intensified. The argument seems to be divided into liberal and conservative views, thoughts, and values. A majority of liberals desire stricter gun laws, required mental health check-ups, and longer waiting periods when it comes to purchasing a gun. However, the general census among the Republicans is less governmental interference because they feel that there is already too much governmental control involved. The Republican Party often does not want stricter gun laws because the problem at hand is not the gun itself, but the individual wielding the gun.
(White). These are the reasons why people perceive war as gory, uncontrollable and ruinous. Nevertheless, there are two sides for every coin. Without war, there will not be fast technological advancement such as stainless steel, plastic surgery, microwave ovens and the internet (Evans) (Schellhase). Revolutionary wars light up the flame of independence,
In the 2009 report by Freedom House, Italy was classified as only "partly free", ranked behind most of the former communist states of Eastern Europe. (Freedom House 09) This becomes a problem for the citizens because they don’t know which news sources they can trust. In fact according to a December 2008 poll, only 24% of Italians trust television news programs making Italy one of only three examined countries where online sources are considered more reliable than television ones for information. (Sofres) Levels of political mistrust and misinformation combined with the high levels of corruption and organized crime in Italy set the stage for future political conflict.
The number of immigrants in the entire world is 224 million. To put that into perspective in the United States the population is 323 million people. Also, there is only 65.64 million people in the whole United Kingdom. For some countries immigration is looked at as a must have, but for most it is looked at as a nuisance in the country and a leech on the government. Research has found many different effects of immigration both positive and negative.
However, there are still a lot of countries that are choosing to not accept this sexuality. For example, in the 2013 poll about the support for same-sex marriage, 85% of the nation voted against it, showing how the majority of their country support laws discriminating against people with sexualities other than heterosexual. Due to these quite recent polls, I don’t think that Russia’s society would be accepting of the song ‘Same Love’, which is unfortunate as although many societies in the world are trying to become more accepting e.g. the United States of America legalising same-sex marriage in June this
A conspiracy theory is a reasonable explanation for an event. Some may not be rational but most if not all have facts that can persuade a reader to believe it is true. The google dictionary states that a conspiracy theory is “A belief that some covert but influential organization is responsible for a circumstance o r event .” There are over one hundred conspiracy theories; but only a handful of people believe them mostly due to social medias. There are many conspiracies that people have made up and believe are true like Avril Lavigne being dead due to suicide and an actress taking her place in all her music videos etc.
Religious affiliation could also be a factor, with Catholic and Jewish voters tend to favor Democrats, while Mormons and white Protestants favor the Republican
Now, merely 13 months until the 2016 presidential election, “outsider” is as overused in politics as kissing babies and claiming to care about the middle class. For the Republicans, Donald Trump, Ben Carson and Carly Fiorina have been labeled as outsiders by journalists and voters, primarily because they
Therefore, taking into consideration those abolitionists, such as William Lloyd Garrison who preferred to work outside of what they saw as a corrupt political system, a candid estimate of humanitarian abolitionists in Northern areas, at least starting from the 1840s up until the beginning of the Civil War, could range from 5-10%, and this number may have increased somewhat (though not dramatically) in the 1850s as sectionalism increased and attitudes toward slavery became more polarized
The Electoral College is a crucial component of how the President of The United States is elected. The votes cast by the Electoral College can outweigh the popular vote of the American public, so it would be consequential for the American public to be aware of the Electoral College and have at least a basic understanding of how it works. This, however, is sadly not the case. Even some of today’s elected officials are not up to date on how the government works. The Intercollegiate Studies Institute ran a poll of twenty-five hundred randomly selected Americans, out of the members of that poll that were elected officials only fifty-three percent of them answered correctly when asked if they knew what the Electoral College’s function was.
In the Washington Post (November 11, 2016, Outlook) Jason Brennan writes "Five Myths about Democracy", in which he writes about the few false beliefs that the majority of individuals assume about what our democracy really is. According to Brennan, there are five false beliefs about democracy, the first one being the idea that voters are selfish. It is believed that the "rich taxpayers" vote for low-tax republicans and that the "poor tax consumers" vote for high-tax democrats. According to Brennan, political scientist have found little evidence for this claim. "Self-interest is a weak predictor of voter behavior...