The seventeenth amendment is the amendment to the United States’ constitution that was ratified on April 8th, 1913. It revoked the election of senators by state legislatures and gave the duty of electing senators to American citizens directly. The seventeenth amendment is not currently being proposed by congress; however, many conflicting opinions about the seventeenth amendment’s effect on federalism in the United States result in debates among political parties regarding whether it should be repealed. The Tea Party movement, a political party that stems from the Republican Party and became prominent in 2009, emphasizes negative outcomes of the seventeenth amendment and how a repeal would benefit
Nowhere in the Constitution does it state that women are citizens. Women have never been legally declared persons in this country, not by the Founding Fathers, not by the Constitution, not by the Supreme Court. The Fifteenth Amendment guarantees to right to vote to all U.S. citizens, whatever their race, whether they had been born free or born a slave, but it didn’t include women the right to vote. Women fought along for the abolition of slavery. When the battle was won, black men got the right to vote. Black women didn’t neither did white women. The effort to win our right to vote took 52 years, until 1920 when the 19th amendment was passed. To win the vote women ran 56 referendum campaigns; 804 campaigns in the states; 19 campaigns in 19
The British North America Act created an enduring federation that matured into a peaceful, prosperous and well governed state, while challenging successive governments to alter its amending formula and distribution of powers to meet the needs of its inhabitants, except the British North American Act didn’t take many groups of people like the First Nation, Acadians, and Irish into consideration . The B.N.A Act created the dominion of Canada, established powers of the federal government and provincial government from the dominion of Canada. It set out rules of how the government of Canada work. Although not everyone was satisfied with the outcome of the B.N.A Act. Even though the 1867 constitution did establish a workable system of government, it did not prevent disputes over the division of powers in overlapping areas of authority such as taxation and in new areas
The Dawes Act, was introduced by Henry Dawes, a Senator from Massachusetts. Simply put, the Act broke up previous land settlements given to Native Americans in the form of reservations and separated them into smaller, separate parcels of land to live on. More importantly, the Act required Natives to live apart from their nations and assimilate into European culture.
The Voting Rights Act was one of the most revolutionary bills ever passed by the congressional legislation in the United States. President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the bill into law on August 6th, 1965, not only as part of politics but also, a depiction of morals. Since 1965, it has protected minority voters at the polls, but it has been fifty years since the Voting Rights Act has been passed and it is still a controversial topic that is constantly debated on today. The voting rights of all minorities throughout the country are once again under attack which impacts one’s ability to exercise his or her constitutional right as a citizen.
Congress has the best plan for the U.S. Reconstruction. The plan Congress made gives freedmen the right to vote. It recognizes freedmen 's rights as well. Congress’s plan lets the Southerns keep their property but doesn’t reimburse them for all of their lost and damaged property. The plan uses military law and governors. Although most of the plans Congress has come up with are good, all plans have cons, even congress 's. Since the right to vote was given to the freedmen and made them citizens they are going to be treated equally. The Southerners very recently considered the freedmen as their slaves and won 't like the idea of them be equals. The southern states get to keep their property but they have to pay for the damages. They are losing
The market revolution, which started in 1815, transformed worker lives, and improved the nation vastly; although it also dropped the economy as well. The traditional market, which was based upon power generated by animals and water, was slow in activities such as transportation. The growing nation underwent peace, which then catalyzed the reform of the organization of the economy. As such, transportation was heavily improved upon, along with manufacturing, banking, and commercial law. However, there were also two panics during the time that occurred that led to many Americans who were anxious and uncertain about working in the country. Due to the market revolution having both positive and negative effects, it was beneficial to some extent.
“For the first time in American history, we have a law authorizing the worldwide and indefinite military detention of people captured far from any battlefield. The NDAA has no temporal or geographic limitations. It is completely at odds with our values, violates the Constitution, and corrodes our Nation’s commitment to the rule of law.”
The Volstead Act is commonly known as the War Prohibition Act. This piece of legislation is interesting in it 's beginning, all the way to its appeal in 1933. The Act was introduced in the House of Representatives by Andrew Volstead on June 27, 1919. From there it passed in the House on July 22, 1919.The Senate added an amendment and passed it September 5, 1919. President Woodrow Wilson vetoed it on October 27, 1919. But it was then overridden by the House the same day and by the Senate the next day and became law on October 28, 1919. This beginning was unusual because of the veto from President Wilson. Even though it was vetoed by him, the House of Representatives and Senate passed it with no questions, (The Volstead Act, 2015).
The topic of interest that will be presented in this paper will be that of Homelessness. Homelessness is a worldwide issue that affects the lives of many people. Although it is mostly found to be present in Third World countries, many citizens across the United States face it and are suffering from it as well. From families to veterans and even children Homelessness can happen to anyone as a result of many different events/for many different reasons. Through this topic we will be able to examine the McKinney Vento Act of 1987 and how it affects Homelessness in the U.S.. This act was put into place as a way to serve to the homeless population in trying to get them the services that are necessary. Furthermore, after examining this act, it will
In order to control even more the natives, another Indian Appropriation Act was passed in 1871. It said that Indian tribes were no longer seen as an indepedent nation but that all Indians were just individuals, like everyone. But also that they were "wards" of the federal government. This obviously made the natives less powerful, because as a tribe, they were numerous so they had more power and they could have treaties with the government. But with the act, it did not work anymore. Indeed this was a way to control them even more, they took away from them some power that they had, plus putting them on reservations by force, they were truly "wards" now. As a consequence, since they were no longer tribes, it was easier for the government to take
Native Americans who emigrated from Europe perceived the Indians as a friendly society with whom they dwelt with in harmony. While Native Americans were largely intensive agriculturalists and entrepreneurial in nature, the Indians were hunters and gatherers who earned a livelihood predominantly as nomads. By the 19th century, irrefutable territories i.e. the areas around River Mississippi were under exclusive occupation by the Indians. At the time, different Indian tribes such as the Chickasaws, Creeks, and Cherokees had adapted a sedentary lifestyle and practiced small-scale agriculture. According to the proponents of removal, the Indians were to move westwards into forested lands in order to generate additional space for development through agricultural production (Memorial of the Cherokee Indians). The Act led to an array of legal and moral arguments for and against the need to relocate the Indians westward from the agriculturally productive lands of the Mississippi in Georgia and parts of Alabama. This paper compares and contrasts the major arguments for and against the
On March 23, 2010, the President of the United States signed the “The Affordable Care Act” into law and the Supreme Court rendered a final decision to uphold this new law on June 28, 2012. (About the Law, 2015) But the biggest question regarding this law, is whether it is constitutional or not. "The Act establishes the basic legal protections that until now have been absent: a near-universal guarantee of access to affordable health insurance coverage, from birth through retirement. When fully implemented, the Act will cut the number of uninsured Americans by more than half. The law will result in health insurance coverage for about 94% of the American population, reducing the uninsured by 31 million people, and increasing Medicaid enrollment
The USA is not a perfect place, and it isn’t even close to becoming on. With the Utopia act we’ll combat three areas of importance: Tax Rates, the absurd federal budget, and housing for the homeless. The ultimate premise of the bill is to get America in a Surplus, to a point where income is more than spending. We haven’t been in a surplus in almost 15 years, and every year things become all the more distraught. The major contributor of which is the wasteful budgeting of the Government. A Few weeks ago congress announced a new budget bill. For the first time in a long time Republicans and Democrats “agreed” on a bill. The lack thereof was what lead to the Government shutdown of 2013, so it seems like a good this right? Nope! China, a country of 1.4 Billion people, only spends about 132 billion dollars on its military. Obviously China is a major threat to America right? Well, not quite, America spends 600 billion dollars a year on defense, which is nearly 4 times as much. Education, Sciences, housing and other important parts of the budget are neglected.
The act mandates insurers to offer terrorism risk insurance to all their clients, and to benefit free up-front reinsurance from the federal government above an industry threshold of $25 billion and up to $100 billion (“Should the U.S. Backstop Private Terrorism Risk Insurance- Forever?” 2013).