He or she is third in the line of progression to the Presidency. The House of Representatives has a few forces appointed solely to it, including the ability to start income bills, reprimand government authorities, and choose the President on account of an electoral college tie. The Senate is made out of 100 Senators, 2 for every state. Until the sanction of the seventeenth Amendment in 1913, Senators were picked by state lawmaking bodies, not by popular vote. From that point forward, they have been chosen to six-year terms by the
The doctrine didn’t make great change at it’s time but was revived during Polk’s presidency and eventually became an important national principle. The War of 1812 was a result of the events that occurred during Britain’s conflicts with France. America declared itself a sovereign nation during the conflicts between Britain and France but the British still punished the nation through the Orders in Council and impressment. The practice of impressment combined with American embargo policies pushed America to declare war on Britain in 1812 because Britain showed no respect for America’s sovereignty and proved that it wouldn’t change it’s restrictive trading policies despite America’s peaceful attempts. America declared war on Britain in 1812 largely because of Britain’s practice of impressment.
Congress is divided amongst themselves between the Senate and House of Representatives. Each of the fifty states in America is comprised of two senators. The person who presides over the Senate is known as the President Pro Tempore. All senate members are elected officials. The Senate contributions to propose two thirds to approve or decline amendments.
States represent the people’s voice in the election because popular vote isn’t important in the Electoral College. There have been numerous times where the candidate with the popular vote has lost because of the state’s power. Document 7 has the 2016 Presidential Election Electoral Vote Map and Projection, it had the democrats winning 237 electoral votes. To the 187 republican votes, this gave democrats the upper hand in the prediction. With this prediction it also connected with the popular vote because Clinton had the popular vote won.
The Revolution began as an infringement on the rights of English citizens, not American rights. Colonial Americans were British citizens who enjoyed all the same rights as those in mainland England, possibly more so. After the French and Indian War the British government found it untenable to ignore the Colonies any longer and began
The Legislative branch is made up of two houses within it. The first house being the senate, and the other being the House of Representatives. The senate is made up of 100 senators, with it being two from each state, and they must ratify all treaties by a two-thirds vote. The vice president is technically considered the head of the senate, but does not get to vote with the senate unless there is a tie within the votes. For something that the senate is voting on to be passed; there must be three-fourths the senate’s
The colonists may have refused to accept the responsibilities of being Englishmen, however, the American colonists were reasonably justified in waging war and breaking away from Britain. The increasing distrust of and resentment toward British officials, the unfair and oppressive taxes imposed by Parliament on the colonists, and the restriction of colonial freedoms all contribute to the colonists’ justification of secession from Great Britain. Some may believe the colonists’ rebellion against British authority was not justified. The British Parliament had appropriate motives for imposing the laws they did on the colonists in the 1760s. The Seven Years’ War was “a war undertaken for [the colonists’] defense only,” to which Britain had devoted a large proportion of its resources.
How did this important document start? It all started back when the American Revolution encompassed two interrelated struggles, a colonial war for independence and a revolutionary struggle to change American government and society. Before 1787, the United States was not a strong government like today. Our national government was weak and each state operated as independent countries. During the American Revolution, congress felt the need for a stronger union, and a stronger government to defeat Great Britain.
While colonial slavery didn’t start in the North, their acceptance of it (even if only until the Civil War) along with also using slaves, clashes directly with their fundamental reason for fleeing England: freedom to live as they wish (in this case its religiously). It won’t be until later when England’s salutary neglect ends that the Northern (and Southern) colonies see a new contradiction arise which arguably unites them with the Southern colonies. Unlike the Northern colonies, the Southern colonies did not develop out of people seeking a safe haven from persecution, but rather as a direct result of the Age of Expansion and Conquest (c. 1450-1650) which was essentially the geographical, political and commercial expansion that occurred as European nations attempted to discover a new trade route to the Orient.
The Seek of Freedom “Freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed”. Freedom has been the key element in the United States since the country was built. However, the slavery was being excluded while the white people were celebrating their independence from the Great Britain. As Martin Luther King, an anti-slavery leader, once said that freedom needed to gain by the oppressed, the slaves and the antislavery were bonded together to fight. As a result, the Civil War broke out.
The members of the senate and house of representatives are named congress. Senate - 2 members of each state are elected. This means that there are 100 senators. A senator’s term is 6 years and there are no term limits. House of Representatives - There are 435 House of Representative members.
13- I describe the State of California as a blue State because in Wikipedia, it shows that it has been carried by the Democrat in all four elections, first in 2000 by Al gore who were a democrat, then by Kerry in 2004, then by Obama for 2 consecutive terms 2008 & 2012, they were all democrats, The State of California have 39 democrats and 14 republicans in the house of representative. That’s why in my opinion I think the state of California is a blue state. 14- A battleground State is another word for swing state, it is where voters are fairly evenly split between Democrats and Republicans. This means that a "battleground state" could give the Democrats their electoral votes in one election cycle, and the Republicans their votes in the
By the eve of the revolution many, but not all colonists set their differences aside to achieve one goal, to overcome the tyrannical British become truly independent. Even though the colonists originated from England, many viewed themselves as Americans not English. To be successful in overcoming the British, Benjamin Franklin knew that the colonists had to unite. In Document A he constructed a political cartoon that
As the Revolutionary War came to an end with the signing of The Treaty of Paris a new country was born, not ideologically, that had been settled by generations of geographically aided independence. The signing of the Treaty saw the structural birth of an American Democracy fueled by economics. The signing of the Treaty meant the United States would be recognized on the world stage as a country and not a band of rebels crying about new taxes. It is important to make this distinction because The Second Continental Congress had little authority to construct a federal government from the ground up. The Second Congress had formed in Philadelphia after battles broke out between colonists and the British Army.