Many Americans were afraid that the influx of Catholics coming to the United States would grant the Pope more control over them. This reminded them too much of a king so they were worried about being controlled. To stop from Catholics from having too much sway in America, Americans started treating the them as less than people. Jenkins used the comparison of the prejudice in the 19th century to the prejudice against blacks in the 1960’s and 1970’s. This comparison makes it really easy for people in modern times to understand what it was like to be Catholic back in the 19th century.
Between 1820 and 1840, the rise of mass democracy changed the political stage, and men such as John Marshall, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and William Henry Harrison played a role in this process. To start off, John Marshall was an American politician and the fourth Chief Justice of
The parties that started after Washington left office were much different than the political parties that resulted from the election of 1824. The original setup of a political party, at the time of Washington, was more as a support group for one candidate and represented the ideas of that candidate. The system drastically changed after the Democratic-Republican party split up and Andrew Jackson was elected. Because the big and powerful people from the revolution had removed themselves from politics, political parties no longer revolved around their candidates. The new methods had the political parties select their candidates from their pool of members and support them depending on public support.
In Document C, Samples provides a federalist argument for supporting the electoral college by stating that it gives states an important role in choosing the president and thus supporting a fundamental principle of our democracy. The problem with Sample’s argument is that the electoral college is in essence undemocratic. We know that the electoral college is undemocratic because not only are small states over represented but a citizens vote can be weighted more or less depending on the state in which they reside in. In Document F, we are told what happens in case of a tie or no one winning the electoral vote. In case of this situation occurring then the House of Representatives will decide on who becomes president where state representatives will all get an equal vote.
Edward being born was the first problem in Elizabeth’s life. After Edward was born, Elizabeth’s title as “Princess of Wales” was snatched from her. When Mary came to power, after Henry VIII and Edward VI died, she lost control of England and put Elizabeth in a hard situation. Mary was a Catholic, but most of the population in her rule were Protestants. The Protestants were uprising against Mary.
Since most of the Catholic church lost many of their followers in the north of Europe, converting Protestants back to Catholicism proved to be a much harder task than gaining new followers from across the world. Nevertheless Jesuits were a key role in the Counter-Reformation by being the voice of the Catholic church across the
However, the Counter Reformation probably had the biggest effect on the period. The Counter Reformation was a response by the Catholic Church against the protestant reformation which promoting the Protestant religion; this ended after the Thirty Years’ war. Many people of the time viewed this as an enormous deprival of rights and freedoms. Artists used the style and dramatic expression of the time to depict those struggling with the injustice. However, Steen was a devout Catholic and didn’t show the same care and understanding towards those who felt the effects of the Counter Reformation.
Party government, also known as responsible parties, is an idea supported by people who believe that strong government could be efficient to deal with economic and social problems at national levels. This “party government” is significantly different from the traditional American limited government, including a clear statement about principles, accountable candidates, differentiated campaigns, and responsible officeholders for party programs. For the United States to create responsible party government, there are three major prerequisites. Strong presidents such as Reagan and Bush can make the public recognize the gap between parties and have control over the Congress on bills and policies. However, such powerful presidents would bring a “presidential government” instead of responsible parties.
How the Protestant Reformation Shaped Society The Protestant Reformation is unarguably an essential part of history. It is one of the main reasons The Roman Catholic Church lost a lot of its power back in the 16th century. Prior to the Reformation, The Catholic Church was extremely powerful and integrated into the government. Throughout the Middle Ages the church used strategic fear to keep its followers. The more the church grew, the more corrupt it became.
The Reformation was huge, because it made people start to criticize and question the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church at this time held great power and political influence. This led to many rulers and their countries choosing whether or not to follow the Catholic faith. These countries would either continue to follow the faith, or announce they were protestant, which would ultimately end all relationships with the Catholic countries. The Reformation began growing more and more, leading to strict governments within both the Catholic and Protestants.
The Roe v. Wade decision had a profound impact on American politics, polarizing much of the nation into pro-life and pro-choice camps. Despite significant public backing in the early 1970s, there was widespread opposition, particularly among those associated with the Christian Right. The Christian evangelicals, who had largely been silent in politics before the 1960s, saw abortion as a threat to traditional values and began to organize against Roe. Members of the Republican Party’s New Right approached Jerry Falwell and encouraged him to create a “Moral Majority” organization that would mobilize conservative Christians to become politically active in the hope of capturing Congress and the White House (McKeegan 1992). United in the belief that all innocent life should be protected under the U.S. Constitution, these two groups formed an alliance that would dominate the Republican Party and revolutionize American politics.
Catholicism and the Ku Klux Klan The early 1900s was a time of change in technology, education, and way of life for the American people. However, with change comes resistance, which was especially seen in Texas with the uprisings of the Ku Klux Klan. The Ku Klux Klan’s hatred went beyond simply that of Negros and settled on people of the Catholic Religion as well. They used propaganda such as books, flyers, and pamphlets in order to get rid of Catholicism, as the KKK considered people of the Catholic faith to be loyal only to the Pope of Rome and not the United States. The KKK struggled and ultimately succeeded in gaining political advantages in order to gain more influence in the United States, as well as to help avoid punishment for their prosecution of the Catholic people and their property.
o St. Basil’s was accused of over extravagance when they spent a large sum of money on Church expansion and decoration rather than helping its parishioners. o Carey mentions in Catholics in America that in the 1960’s and 1970’s, Catholic Churches experienced a great decrease in membership due to a perceived weakening of Catholic influence on the moral life of the average American. (117-120) • St. Basil’s Catholic Church is a perfect example of Catholic diversity within the city of Los Angeles. o St. Basils Catholic church is a tri-lingual church with sermons in English, Spanish and
However, the electoral college does not make candidates care more about small states. Instead, it makes candidates focus on so called, “battleground states”, ignoring the rest of the states. In the 2004 election, almost all of campaign costs were spent in 17 states. “Wisconsin, another “battleground state” received a total of thirty-one candidate visits … ignored states included Texas and Illinois.” (source D) The college is in essence making the nation believe that you can win an election by ignoring the people who count the “least”, including those in small states. If the united states were to adopt the system of popular vote, all states would get an equal amount of attention from candidates and all citizens would get a proper image of their candidate, not one manufactured by social
A focal part of realignment is the adjustment in behavior of voting groups. Realignment is the adjustments in patterns of group support for the Democrats and the Republicans that persevered through extraordinary changes in the parties’ coalition. (Hershey 2015, 130) All the more particularly, it alludes to American national elections in which there are sharp changes in issues, party pioneers, the territorial and demographic bases of power of the two parties, and structure or principles of the political framework bringing about another political power structure that goes on for a considerable length of time. Some of the time the voters may change their habits all the more profoundly. At the point when a huge alliance of voters that generally