Taft did not easily favor with possible political allies. (Biography.com, 2016). Taft’s “policy of harmony” created misunderstandings about how he felt about tariffs being placed on goods entering the U.S., this led to Taft losing the Republican majority in the election. (Biography.com, 2016). Taft lacked Roosevelt’s views on presidential power and this held him back from being a stronger leader while in office.
Is Gerrymandering a Controversial Topic? Gerrymandering is a process where the ruling political party uses the map of their state to draw lines that create voting districts in favor of their party. The result of this is that it doesn’t reflect the voters political views. For about 200 years the government has used gerrymandering during political elections and it continues to be used today (King, Elizabeth) .
Many people feel that American society is too competitive. Does competition lead to better products and results, or does it lead to a focus on winning at all costs? I disagree with this statement, because without it there would be no elections, no war, and no freedom. Being competitive is a big help in many different scenarios, competitiveness is a big role in many different things such as war. Without competitiveness, we would lose many battles.
Presidential candidates have different beliefs and values however the most basic form of respect did not occur during the campaign, just like in the movie “Freedom Writers” the most basic form of respect was not shown. Each party, the democrats and republicans, did not use their parties values to help unite the country. No matter what one believes, and before he has even been in office, there are many that are angry and have been rioting based on judgement about Donald Trump. This can be compared to the movie where the students judged each other simply on race and not having a true understanding of who they are and their situation. Judging others based on fear, race or religion is a significant issue that needs to be solved so that our county’s future has more peace than hate.
The North ended the Reconstruction because they were too busy to look after the South, they were racist to African Americans, and they removed soldiers from Southern states. America was well into the Reconstruction and the nation was happy. The election of 1876 ruined the dreams of over 3 million African Americans. The winner of the election of 1876 was Rutherford B. Hayes. President Hayes was a member of the Democratic party, but actually did not win the election until later.
In “The Bernie Bomb” by Kimberley Strassel, critical, mocking tones emphasize Strassel’s feelings towards Bernie Sanders’ inability to become the President of the United States. Bernie Sanders gave quite a performance at the first Democratic debate of the year. Strassel shares her thoughts on the nature of his responses to important issues during the debate by concluding that his followers should regret making donations to his campaign seeing that he really is not in it to win. Her witty critiques indicate her strong feelings that donating to Sanders’ campaign in hopes that he will become President, is truly not worth the money. Strassel’s diction heightens the uncertainty and unprofessional manner behind Sanders’ attempt at trying to be elected as President, which leads his supporters to doubt their contribution to his campaign.
This is first shown when Hazel states she believes she would make a good Handicapper General, George responds to her by saying she’d be “Good as anybody else,” due to the fact that nobody can be better than anybody at anything. This is especially prejudicial against politicians because they will not be able to have progressive ideas. If everyone who runs for office must wear handicaps that forces them to be the same as everybody else in the nation it forces a state of stagnation of ideas for the country. Another example of the culmination of positive change is presented during a conversation between Hazel and George. George compares competition to the dark ages by saying “If I tried to get away with it, then other people'd get away with it—and pretty soon we’d be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else.
President Obama is leaving office soon, and many people think there is not a lot of change he can do anymore because he is simply running out of time. President Obama made it clear that he was not going to leave office without trying to help the nation one last time. He decided to endorse Mrs. Clinton as the next president. There have been multiple times when he has spoken out and against Mr. Trump and his comments, and Mr. Trump in return has also made disgusting remarks against President Obama. Even though he spoke against one candidate, it did not mean he automatically endorsed Mrs. Clinton.
Kyle gingerich 7th grade Claymont schools The ballot is stronger than the bullet -Abraham Lincoln. Although people say that voting is not worth doing, voting can change the world. It is important to vote because 1 vote can change a lot of things like voting for president or voting for your town is important. You can also vote for your right to do something.
Donald Trump is the embodiment of his political party and conservative American in far more ways than some realize. His comments of last November regarding a future without the prospect of an African-American President, is probably appealing to millions on the Right. During a point counter point internet argument in 2008 the following was keyboarded into a messge board. "White people will never elected a nigger president!"
With the Electoral College people are “Ignoring New York, California and Texas or nearly 30% of the population”(Passage 3) People may not even get to choose who they vote for. With the electoral vote it makes states like Ohio more important than Rhode Island because it is a “swing state.” The process for the Electoral College is not even the same in some of the states because each state has it’s own rules. It also makes elections so much more complicated than it needs to be. The Electoral College takes away power from the people, and that is the foundation that this country was supposed to be built on.
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.
“A vote is like a rifle, its usefulness depends upon the character of the user.” - Theodore Roosevelt Do we need uneducated, random, and altogether unconstitutional forced votes clogging up our ballot? Those rallying for compulsory voting boast better representation of the lower class. If compulsory voting is so grand then please do explain why so many countries (the majority even.) do not enforce or even avoid their compulsory voting laws in place.
Many people choose not to vote in an election due to the fact that their vote is not effective in influencing the outcome of an election. This system of voting within the electoral college also generally favours large states over small states, meaning that they also do not have much influence in an election turnout. This problem requires reform because not only does it underrepresent the minority opinion, there is also a possibility that the winner might not be the candidate with the most popular votes. In fact three U.S Presidents, Rutherford B. Hayes in 1876, Benjamin Harrison in 1888, and George W. Bush in 2000, were elected with fewer popular votes, only winning the election because of the electoral votes they received.
The possibilities of Donald Trump winning the election are low because his votes can be drastically affected by his previous negative comments. This implies that Trump has been targeting people with racial negative comments that affect the whole United States. “The American people are not going to elect a president who insults Mexicans, Muslims, women, veterans, insulting virtually everybody who is not like Donald Trump.” (Bernie Sanders) This statement supports my opinion in which Donald Trump’s election can come to an end with his discriminating comments.