The Great Society was truly a legislative dream beyond any liberal’s imagination. Yet, the staying power of all these programs and the continued debate on their effectiveness remains with us today. In the end the Great Society might not have had great results, but certainly had a great impact on the role of government and the image of
Whereas the American Revolution was fairly organized and sympathetic to the upper classes in that the Revolution greatly benefited those in the trading business as they were then allowed to do business with other countries which originally had been forbidden. A final major difference between the French and American Revolution is the distance between the ruling government and its citizens. Simply put, the French Revolution was a domestic revolt against a usurper, while the American Revolution was a foreign rebellion against a king whose seat of power was separated from them by an entire ocean. In the American colonies, the king’s power was mostly superficial and not viewed as absolute. This is in comparison to the French monarchy in which the king was believed to have been granted the right to absolute rule by
Like so much in the American system, it was not devilishly contrived by some master plotters; it developed naturally out of the needs of the situation”( Zinn, 200). Most wars in America are not well planned which is a bigger problem because more men will die. To start, a war, men are needed to fight and the poor have no other option. The rich can pay their way out by the power and money that has always been in their favor. It is a significant problem
In many regards, the administrations of Teddy Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson were considered some of the most progressive of their times. With this, the size and power of the federal government grew. While they could agree on progressive views for conservation efforts and worker rights, Wilson fell behind Teddy 's footsteps in regards to his views of women 's and coloured people 's rights. Prior to the Progressive Era, the Industrial Revolution had been in full swing, leaving behind worker rights in the search of ever more efficient profits. In combination, there had been a rapid movement of urbanization and abuse of power from traditional political machines.
America’s own economy was strengthened, and led to less foreign dependence. Monroe’s “Era of Good Feelings” was ushered in, and the Federalist Party, which had been seen with disdain at its antiwar ideas, was essentially extinct. The immediate effects of the war of 1812 were small, but the accomplishments and increased sense of nationality would lead America down a new, united path. America’s success at the Battle of New Orleans boosted the country’s damaged morale, even though America did not achieve any of its pre-war objectives. The new pride in the nation’s army and navy led to a stronger and more organized military, which wouldn’t have been possible without the nations new support for military and its new sense of nationalism.
In Thomas Jefferson’s letter to Philip Mazzei, he describes the “Aristocratic Party”, he points out the shift of the people in power. He recounts how the ruling body is now mostly controlled by men who don’t support republican ideals, these are the federalist. They are shifting the away from what the war was trying to achieve and instead looking towards Britain. Only the legislative branch still holds the ideals of the revolution and the need for liberty. While the rest of the ruling party forgot what they were fighting for and many were enticed by the treacherous British.
He liked the Great Compromise which helped result proportional representation. Proportional representation is when each political party gains seats that are proportional to the number of votes they each get. The Great Compromise once again resulted in proportional representation in the House of Representatives and equal representation by state and in Senate. He did not like the idea of slavery and fought against it at the convention, but unfortunately did not win and slavery continued through in the United States. Little did he know that his fight against slavery would be the last public act that he would
After the American Revolution, the amount of money brought to the country had declined due to the removal of the British from America, however, this left the American economy suffering due to the deep debt. The politics in America included more working class citizens in the political process in an effort to have their new government represent the people’s desires. The revolution also changed the social attitudes of Americans from slavery to women’s rights, from views on religious beliefs to voting. After the French Revolution, France increasingly became the land of peasants, growing into a more modern society. In Russia the banks were nationalized and a national assembly was assembled to run the economy; however, the economy was destabilized, which led to starvation and a lack of public order.
This reflects how corruption can leak leaked through the government since the beginning of a country’s formation. Political stability soon returned when the Institutional Revolutionary Party dominated the government, which was created in support of interest of workers, peasants, and other disadvantaged groups. This party supported these interests because they wanted to give back to the people who got the worst end of the governmental corruption. After World War II, the country faced great economic expansion, political stability, and the rise of the middle class. This brought even more corruption within the government and the elites since the economic boom in the late 1970s benefitted only a tiny percentage of the population.
Since the leader has all the power to himself, people then resign their general will to the government. Corruption could be lessened – or better yet, eliminated – since the power is limited when it comes to those who are in a lower position. Also, processing laws are implemented faster and easier unlike the process they do in democracy wherein two or three branches have to discuss it which then takes months and even worse – years. In this type of government, protection of the people is assured wherein laws that would be better for the common good are implemented. The only problem that would be bad for this is if the dictator seated is an extreme leader who would see violence as the best way to bring peace and stability to the country.
While this action preempted the domination of the DAF by extremist worker organizations, it allowed the less fanatical employers to widen their power. The corporate power structure under the Nazis heavily favored those in management positions over those working the factory floor. As Adam Tooze mentioned, new regulations instituted by the Nazis shifted power away from shareholders and allowed businesses to gouge prices (174). While the loss of powers traditionally guaranteed to shareholders might have driven off some smaller investors, the capital that they would have provided the corporation was more than made up in investments by the state. Based on figures determined by René Erbe, by 1938, roughly 62% of Germany’s total government expenditures
The most prominent difference between France and New France 's politics was that New France 's administration was put into office based on merit and influence meanwhile French officials would buy their way into administrative positions . Both ways were easily corruptible but New France 's administrative policies appeared to give a slightly better chance for those of the middle class to get in to politics. The inevitable corruption through this system in New France did happen and led to many people using their position to further their wealth at the expense of the colony as seen by Francois Bigot who together with twenty two other officials carved their way to millionaires through corrupt politics . One of the most ground breaking differences from France was the fact that women were allowed to hold land and even trade assets in New France . In some cases women were even given a percentage of her husband 's assets when he died even if he had sons .
The colonists ended up developing their own government, which only happened because the British rule refused to allow them to have any control, so their only choice was to rebel. The wealthiest, most well-bred people in colonial America were the upper class. They came from money and aristocracy. People who were trained in a profession or had a business were middle class. Illiterate, semi-skilled whites were lower class.
The first major change this event brought to American government and politics was there was a shift of power without bloodshed. The shift from John Adams, a Federalist, as president, to electing Thomas Jefferson, a new Republican candidate, caused minor bickering within Congress but there was no uproar about the change in government. This was very different from America’s past. When the colonies tried to change their government when the British were in control, war broke out and it caused a divide in America between Patriots and Loyalists. No such divisions was so harshly created.
The upper class initially benefited from the institutions (pools, theatres, and education)The wealthy members of society did not wish to live in cramped quarters any longer. The conditions were filthy and not living up to their modern expectations. They finally received what they deserved when they started moving to lavish homes outside the cities while the poor plebeians stayed in the cramped cities. The wealthy members could afford the new housing after Hausmann’s reforms. This included enlarging the streets, an expanded and cleaner sewer system, public parks, and pools.