State governments opposed the New Deal, saying that the Federal government was taking their powers. The supreme court ruled that the NRA codes of employers’ conduct, and the AAA programmer were illegal because they took away the States powers. Because of this in 1937, FDR had threatened to force old Supreme Court judges to retire and to create new ones the crisis was averted when the Supreme Court reversed its decisions. We do not know whether the New Deal was a success or failure it obviously was not easy to judge. Individual programs were a success, like T.V.A., and A.A.A.
The United States of America declared its independence from England because the king was abusing his powers like a tyrant. For example, the king set taxes without consent, unfair laws, and set soldiers in times of peace. According to James Madison, “The accumulation of all powers...in the same hands whether at one, a few, or many is the very definition of tyranny.” In 1781, the United States’ first constitution, the Articles of Confederation, was approved. The Articles of Confederation gave most of the power to the states but unfortunately failed because there was no leader, no court system, and no power to tax. Because of this, a new constitution had to be made.
A brief backtrack into history: during the French Revolution, authorities explicitly used their power to censor opinions they didn 't like during the Reign of Terror. In 1798, the U.S. Congress passed the Sedition Act in order to punish false statements about the Government made with malicious intent. The law was used to suppress the opinion presented by the Federalist administration. In more modern times, our Government commits questionable and even illegal acts -- the level to which we are informed of these acts is non-exclusive and dependent on media outlets. A staggering amount of the time, we are unaware of what is happening in politics because issues are selectively covered.
The Founding Fathers rebelled against the British government for good reasons, which led to the American Revolution in 1783. The Founding Fathers were justified in rebelling against the Britain because the government was not protecting the rights of the citizens, taxing the colonists, and forced them to house British soldiers. In 1756 Britain put the first tax on the colonists. This was the Stamp Act, it required colonists to pay taxes on certain items such as newspapers, legal documents, licenses, and even playing cards. This angered the colonists and they began to boycott purchasing taxed items.
There have been multiple cases where 0soldiers of the military have made harsh our realistic comments about the flaws in the military and government and been taken to court over it. This is a complete violation of our freedom of speech, if we find something we don 't approve of, we should have the right to speak publicly about it. A fairly famous case was in April of 2012, Sgt. Gary Stein was discharged for speaking publicly against President Obama and other Commanding Officers for misusing their powers and creating outrages and pointless issues with other countries. Gary Stein was not only discharged, but he was also no longer allowed to work in the US Military or in any business ran by the Federal Government.
The second law is Massachusetts Bay regulating act was formed by cursing all types of meeting or reunions without approval of the governors. The third law was the Boston Port Act was when they closed the Boston harbor to get the price even. The fifth law that formed the intolerable act was the Quartering act. This act or law allowed royal troops to stay in townhouses or colonists houses if their place to stay wasn’t available. The last law that makes up the intolerable act is Quebec act, which concludes with the idea to give religious freedom
The document consisted of acts/ laws that, if violated by citizens; they would have suffered consequences. For example, the document proclaimed that if, “any person shall write, print, utter or publish, or shall cause or procure to be written, printed, uttered or published, or shall knowingly and willingly assist or aid in writing, printing, uttering or publishing any false, scandalous and malicious writing or writings against the government of the United States” (Sedition Act), would have been convicted, punished, and imprisoned. Our fellow opponents, the Republicans, stated that with this law, we eliminated freedom of speech and press that was granted by the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights. That was quite incorrect. This was a necessary precaution for the prosperity and stability of our nation.
He has refused to pass other laws for accommodation” (Jefferson 4). This proves that Jefferson had facts about the King of Great Britain and was going to express them to his audience by repeating the word “He” while stating the facts about the King. Another example of Jefferson using repetition in the declaration is when Jefferson was informing his audience about the King committing selfish actions. In the declaration, it dissipates, “For quartering large bodies of armed troops among us. For cutting off our trade with all parts of the world” (Jefferson 5).
During the late 18th century, much rebellion and political turmoil sparked the American Revolution. The American Revolution, which lasted from 1765 to 1783, pushed colonists to choose between independence and remaining apart of the British Empire. I believe that the Patriots were unjust in setting off the American Revolution because of their unreasonable motives and responses to Parliamentary action. The Patriots acted violently on many occasions and refused to remain loyal to the king even when they received many benefits as subjects of the British crown. The American Revolution was not justified because the Patriots were not justified to rebel by what they based their justification on, which was British “tyranny.” The colonists reaped many benefits under the British Empire, and some of these benefits prove that the Patriots were unjust to act violently because they did not receive advantages as British subjects.
Is hatred and revenge ever justified? “Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” (Martin Luther King Jr.) Hatred and revenge proves nothing; hate leads to more hate and revenge leads to more revenge. Osama Bin Laden (founder of Al-Qaeda; a militant Sunni islamist group) justified the 9/11 attacks at New York which violated the USA’s security because 10 years previous during the Gulf War the U.S used Osama’s homeland of Saudi Arabia as a base which in turn violated the security of the Muslim world.
During the years of 1919 to 1928 the fear of communism spreading across America after WW1 was a big issue.Lenin 's belief of no economic classes and no private property was slowly starting to intrigue many.This period of fear was know as the Red Scare.President Palmer took action to prevent communism from spreading in America known as the Palmer Raids.The Palmer Raids were the deportation of any alien who was suspected in being a radical or in other words someone who supported communism.The Red Scare policies of the U.S government were not appropriate responses to the fear of a Bolshevik Revolution because they were taking away the constitutional rights of many across the state to simply control one situation.President Palmer try to justify
Bush did was help and make his people stop Al Gore from recounting all his votes. campaign was precisely to stop the recount 's. Overall, I thought that there was no legitimacy in the election what so ever. It was tampered with and rigged from the beginning.
This scandal served as a precursor to America 's overwhelming distrust of the government. Suspected of orchestrating a break-in at the Democratic National Committee headquarters at the Watergate office complex in Washington, D.C., President Nixon’s administration attempted to cover up any signs of their involvement. This scandal led to the discovery of many abuses of power by the Nixon administration, Nixon’s impeachment, eventually Nixon’s resignation from office in August of 1974. Though there is no solid evidence to convict President Nixon of directly ordering the break in, his administration was indeed guilty of trying to cover the entire ideal by paying off witnesses. This scandal added to a growing credibility gap which began during Lyndon B. Johnson’s
During times of conflict, the American government often sets limitations on civil liberties. For example, President Abraham Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus during the Civil War. Recently, after the attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001, the government has been attempting to strengthen its control on the growing terrorism threat by increasing surveillance on the American people. Some people do not see this increase in security as a violation of their civil liberties. However, these restrictions infringe on rights specifically included in the Constitution and therefore are not admissible in relation to the “war on terror”.
“Those who surrender freedom for security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one” stated by Benjamin Franklin. Freedom of speech, freedom to express your thoughts and freedom to live the American lifestyle is now limited all because of the Patriot Act. The Patriot Act was passed by Congress on October 24, 2001 after the devastating terrorist attack on September 11, 2001; thousands of people lost their lives. The Patriot Act was created to find and prosecute terrorists operating in the United States of America ;the lesser known Military Commissions Act (MCA) was created to" give the President absolute power to designate enemy combatants, and to set his own definitions for torture." Nevertheless, with all of these laws and regulations