The system may seem confusing or unnecessary, but its importance is revealed by the care taken by the Founding Fathers in designing the Electoral College, which was described in more detail and at greater length than any other issue addressed in the Constitution (Guelzo and Hulme). Despite this, many still call for a shift to a popular vote system for the presidential election; however, such a change would be a mistake. The Electoral College should not be abolished and replaced by a popular vote because it is necessary to uphold the structure of the United States government, to protect the interests of the whole nation, and to preserve the integrity of the presidential election. Opponents of the Electoral College frequently argue that the Electoral College is outdated to the point of becoming obsolete, that it contradicts America’s identity as a democracy, and that it gives too much power to states with a small population. Critics of the Electoral College condemn it as a relic of a bygone era.
Hamilton vs. Jefferson Visions to Reality Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton both had very defined visions of the scope and power of the new federal government, how they saw the future of the economic development, and what the United States society should become. In my opinion Alexander Hamilton had more of an impact on the United States during the 1820’s and on contemporary government when compared to Thomas Jefferson. His policies did not strictly work during that time and many of his ideas are still seen in today’s society. Jefferson’s views and ideas on/of the national bank, higher tariffs, debt assumption, The Federalist Party, and his support of the ratification of the Constitution are all reasons in why his policies and visions came closer to becoming a reality. Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton, molded the gatherings that provoked to the twofold party system under which the U.S. works today.
Beginning in 1933 and 1934, the New Deal focused on ideas “relief and recovery” (556) in the United States. In 1936, Alfred Landon challenged Roosevelt’s New Deal, arguing that it could not work. Roosevelt defeated Landon and went to work right away to deliver on the promises he had made. He first reformed the court system, including the Supreme Court. After improving the courts, he improved living conditions for one third of the nation.
3.3.1 The CNC case The creation of dynamic capabilities by CNC can be viewed according to two perspectives. The first concerns Zollo and Winter’s (2002) learning mechanisms, which are summarized in Table III. In addition to the restructuring of the company, observed through the opening of a new office in Rio de Janeiro, the restructuring of the IT department, the purchase of new machines, new licenses and software, and the employment of specialized personnel, one must consider the advancement of business practices adopted to meet the Petrobras’ standards. As for the software, if we compare the three analysed projects, the number of software used has increased from two in the first project, six in the second project and seven in the third project.
HIST 3005 Contreras 1 Luis Contreras Sophie Tunney 12/3/2018 The Needs of the people When a form of governing a state becomes obsolete it is sometimes best to do away with that form of governance and install a new form of government. In our “Shaping Of The Modern World” textbook we can find the source “Common sense” by Thomas Paine explaining how ineffective England’s rule over the colonies is, and we can also find “Social Order And Absolute Monarchy” by Jean Domat which argues in favor of absolute rule by the monarchy. Domat’s idea of absolute monarchy is flawed however because when a monarchy is in power it limits the growth of the state, stomp on the natural rights of its citizen’s, their decisions will affect their people
Under Blair, in the 1990s, the government successfully undertook efforts to reduce the financial dependence on the unions and to expand the party budget by ‘reversing the downward trend of individual party membership, raising membership fees and attracting donations from the business sector’ (Scarrow, 1996). This is when the cartelization of the Labour party starts to show evidence as since the party had made more revenues it possible to expand and professionalize party headquarters, and to employ new strategies of political marketing and capital-intensive campaigning (Detterbeck, 2005). Subsequently this new era of the Labour party started attempting to attract new and different sectors of society, instead of moving towards the state. At the same time, the parliamentary party elite could ‘increase its political autonomy by reducing the policy input of trade unionist leaders and party activists through party reforms’ (Detterbeck, 2005). This is the party organizational behaviour Katz and Mair associated with the formation of cartel parties.
A Public Sector Efficiency Bureau is set up as a department of the newly crafted Ministry of Financial Services, Good Governance and Institutional Reform (Govt. Programme 2015-19). If it sounded just as the usual rhetoric from a new government, the 2015-2016 Budget Speech reiterated this determination after finding out that the country’s system for transparency and good governance to be also at the crossroad. Instead of staying idle with the present system characterised by opacity that breeds corruption, the government calls to go out for a cleansing that will inject more meritocracy, transparency, good governance in the management of public affairs (Budget Speech, 2015). The Mauritian government can be said to be moving away from the traditional form of Public Administration by adopting a modern approach, guided by the international imperatives, needs and trends.
One thing Alexander supported ways to make a strong central government for America. (bio.com) He also believed that a strong central currency was key for America. (bio.com ol) Another thing Alexander Hamilton did to change America for the better was to stop Aaron Burr from leading because he didn’t like the way he did his work. Lastly, Alexander helped change America for the better was to rewrite the constitution. He wrote 85 essays with John Jay and James Maddison.
The “Progressive Movement was an early-20th century reform movement seeking to return control of the government to the people, to restore economic opportunity, and to correct injustices in American life.” (Danzer R54). The Progressive Era marked the end of the “Gilded Ages” and a start of a new era. The Progressive Era started in 1901 in the United States (Fagnilli 26). There were many major reforms in the Progressive Era that altered and advanced American society. Some of these advancements included urban problems such as working conditions, slums, and poverty, political corruption, economic problems, injustice and social issues affecting people, and the morality of Americans (Fagnilli 26).
However, a codified, or written, constitution is found in one document. Arguments for an uncodified constitution include flexibility and allows for an effective and responsible government. On the other hand, a codified constitution would make it easier for people to understand their civil liberties and clearly defines the separation of powers between the Executive, the Judiciary and the Legislature. Constitutional reforms are becoming increasingly important in Parliament, especially after the year 1997 when Labour and Tony Blair came to
The reason Congress is given this ability is because Congress has assumed the position in order to better do its job. In many cases the Supreme Court has had to decide whether the interference of Congressional actions were constitutional, in the majority of these court cases the outcome has benefited the federal government. For instance, the case over McCulloch v. Maryland Chief Justice, John Marshall, interpreted the Necessary and Proper Clause, by conveying that the federal government (Congress) has the ability, under Necessary and Proper clause “to find the great powers, to lay and collect taxes; to borrow money; to regulate commerce; to declare and conduct a war; and to raise and support armies and navies. The sword and the purse, all the external relations, and no inconsiderable portion of the industry of the nation are entrusted to its Government.” Since the government collects taxes and borrows money, when Maryland did not comply with the U.S. National Bank they got in the way of tax collection. The McCulloch and Gibbons’ cases had an impact on regulation of
The personal vendetta Jackson had for Clay and Calhoun also assisted in his decision making on the charter renewal. This decision resulted in rogue banks attempting to print their own money, so counterfeiting became a problem. The election period from the 1820 's until the 1830 's resulted in a new type of politics, that was "characterized by pandering to the masses" (Schultz, Mays, Winfree, 2010). There were four factors involved; (1) the booming economic growth caused Americans to feel that government should be more responsive to their needs; (2) voting expansion, more men were able to vote; (3) the continual presidential election of 1824 that raised national political awareness; (4) which led to the rise of mass parties and the second two-party
The beginning of the United States was given a self-government that took it to a new heists of political and economic systems that would soon be established. The Election of 1800 had revolutionized the American system known as” The Revolution of 1800” which became a turning point resulting in a non-violent, peaceful transition of power in politics and foreign policies. The Election of 1800 consisted of two dominated political power, known as the Federalist and Anti-Federalist who both sought for unity among the people. However, the Federalist soon began losing their stance in the government because they supported a strong national government that distrusted the people in a ruling government. On the other hand, the Anti-Federalist, democratic-republicans,
Under the Us Constitution the central government know has more power than it did under the Articles of Confederation to stabilize the United States. When the writers came up with the rules for a new government they wanted democracy to be a part of it. A republic was wanted by the colonists after the King imposed taxes and limited the settlement for people in North America. The US Constitution and the Articles of Confederation let the people have a say on how they could govern themselves instead of a monarch. Both documents limited the power that the central government had on the states and its people.
The ratification of the 16th amendment allowed a federal income tax, the formation of the Electoral College gave the federal government a huge say in who the next president would be, and supremacy clauses made sure that the federal government had precedence over states. Moreover, the regulations placed during the progressive era showed how much the citizens were willing to give up their power to the government for some sense of security; shipping was regulated as well as food/agriculture and distribution of goods. The amalgamation of such small change slowly made federal power to what it is today and with the addition of the New Deal – the Republican Party got the strong federal government they wanted. Slowly the government’s goal of being a protector of individual rights and liberty disappeared and a new goal of maintaining economic well being came to. This new goal hasn’t changed since it’s inception in the 1920’s and is a primary concern today next to national security.