He did not do anything with anyone else’s thoughts or feelings in mind. Rulers are supposed to do things for the benefit of their country however, that is not what he did. Louis XIV constructed the palace of Versailles, and he also bankrupted France during his reign. This supports the fact that Louis XIV was the best example of an absolute ruler because it shows that he really did not care about what was good for the country, he wanted to have all the control. Among other things, Louis XIV bankrupted France which is never a good thing for a country.
The Articles of Confederation and the Constitution are similar in addressing the problems that were present at that moment. However, there is a significant number of differences. One of the main differences between the Articles and the Constitution is the way in which they set up the legislature. The Articles of Confederation are established as a unicameral legislature referring to the congress. The Constitution on the other hand, is established as a bicameral legislature with an upper and lower house, senate, and a House of Representatives.
The branched cannot pass any law that is unconstitutional or against the people. Petition of Right is when they King become answerable to others and not just God. The King said they were only answerable to God. The divine right of the Kings was a very unpopular thing among the people because the King couldn't be wrong, but they didn't want to disobey the King or God. Article 1; Section 9 is an example of the many ways the Constitution limits our government.
Louis centralized his power by keeping nobles busy with court life, he increased revenue by supporting the arts and literature and reformed taxation with the help of Jean Baptiste Colbert. In addition, he increased his army to gain more territory. Peter the Great centralized his power through fear of the people, built up his army from nothing, and what also made him an absolute monarch was he did not share his power with anyone at all. Louis XIV is the best example of an absolute monarch because he had all four characteristics. He did not share his power with anyone or any organization.
The Articles of Confederation made up America’s first constitution. This constitution was hastily and poorly made and solved the problem of a lack of government in America. The Articles were designed to limit the government’s power over the citizens. The Articles of Confederation also did not include anything about an individual or a president to guide the country. This was because of the colonists’ past experience with Britain’s king and him having too much power over the people.
The primary economic reason the Articles of Confederation failed was no power to tax by the central government. The founders of the Articles of Confederation were so fearful of making another tyrannical government that they doomed themselves from the start; first by making the central government extremely weak and further did not allow that same governing body to tax for funding its on existence. “There was no president and no national court, and the powers of the national legislature were strictly limited. Most authority rested with the state legislatures because many leaders feared that a strong central government would become as tyrannical as British rule (Edwards, pg.37)”. Further, the legislature was one chamber with vote per state, amendments
The most important points were, “For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world: For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent” (National Archives). The King had the ability to control the empires he ruled, however, the colonists had no say in the creation of laws that were placed on them. The phrase “No taxation without representation” was largely used during the mid-1700’s and this problem became a major factor for the colonies who were wanting independence.
I ask none to live for me, nor do I live for any others. I covet no man’s soul, nor is my soul theirs to covet.”(96) Living for oneself was a snuffed out idea in this society. “Make them feel that the mere fact of personal desire is evil.”(The Soul of a Collectivist) The rulers enforced the most extreme idea of equality and selflessness in order to make each man as though they are posession of one and other, not an individual. Rulers have created a collectivist
However, Franklin Roosevelt did not follow this basic constitutional principle. He misused his power in many ways as no other president had done before. Roosevelt used a system of gaining power called court packing, packing the court with people who shared his economic views. He also ignored separation of power by making decisions before congress approved them. Roosevelt also went against the tradition that presidents only serve two terms,
First of all, too many people in a council creates a big complex, no individual is willing to take responsibility for faults or mistakes, which are way more easily hidden. The American president, not at all like the British King, who not be resisted from reprimand, responsibility, or discipline. The English King is not considered in charge of his organization, and his individual is sacrosanct. The council and the King are connected and it completely protect the King’s power. This is an exactly comparison between the American president and the British King.