Direct initiative is a system where citizens can initiate, pass, and repeal laws without involving their governors or legislatures. Laws have been passed using this method in 24 states. In 2010, citizens used direct initiative to to legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes. However, doctors who prescribe marijuana in these states are violating federal law. The Obama administration has not been enforcing the federal laws as much as the Bush administration enforced them.
As the Northeast began to develop industrially after the was of 1812, jobs were created providing both men and women the chance to earn a living. Though the idea of the industrial industry brought many positive innovations, the reality was not all it was cracked out to be. Working conditions proved unreasonable, and harsh. Though the innovations to come from the industrial industry were quite historical. Great Britain saw America start to slip away from their economical grasp, forcing great Britain to forbid any skilled manufactures from migrating to America.
One document that should be included is a party platform of a political leader who does not believe that socialism is the answer. Particularly is the writing of Thomas Malthus who had, in one of his earlier work, argued that by increasing wages, it would increase the life span of people and our population would become unsustainable. It would be interesting to read a letter or a written diatribe from him, criticizing the works of socialists. This would provide another viewpoint to the time period because it would show that not all political groups or people believed that socialism was the best way to solve the problems that plagued the working class. The audience of this document would most likely be the public and the socialists, but not the poor who were unable to read.
I believe that the US has done a relatively decent job the forward thinking of presidents like Nixon, Truman, Roosevelt and Johnson cemented the US position on the global stage. However the inability to stop the takeover of the Defense industry and industrial influence in our political system as Eisenhower warned is troublesome. I believe that the shorted sightedness of our leaders led to deregulation that benefited the leaders of industry and that will only get worse as the expansion of US industries into third world countries, this expansion will give each country a small say in policies as presidential candidates are financed by industry leaders. Thus preventing elected leaders from implementing regulation that will control or prevent global economic crisis or military engagements in order to protect industrial interests in foreign
The Article of confederation drafted in 1777. The Arise of war was a top priority however, instead of increasing it decreased by fear of central authority and expansive land claims by states before was it was ratified in 1781. rephase THIS--“It coin money but lacked the ability to levy taxes or regulate commerce”( Foner 195) and issues that influenced A new constitution in 1787.It had a state government, important laws, and guaranteed a few rights for its citizens. There are more significant similarities than differences between the Article of Confederation 1777 and the Constitution of the United States 1787. The people who wrote the Constitution believed it was essential to have a new constitution rather than simply amending the old one.
Holton emphasizes, the need to rein in the states weighed far more heavily upon the convention than the motive that has received the most attention from later generations of American, strengthening the Confederation. Holton also focused on the concerns of the Framers from reviving the economy to assaulting the states debtor-taxpayer protection schemes put in place in part of the rebellions. Madison, Hamilton, and Charles Pinckney showed how they wanted to change the status quo prior to showing up in Philadelphia, but never outright spoke of this for fear of the convention not taking place. The writings of Madison, Hamilton, Morris, and Jefferson showed their desire to establish a republic that was respected, secure, and just. Their paradigms were nation centered.
The constitution does not protect the people from the powers of large companies in the nation, and places too much power in certain officials. However, even though the constitution has it’s flaws, it was a groundbreaking document of its time, and it could not possibly predict the scenarios that arise today. It is a very worthy document for leading the United States, and even though it has some flaws, it shouldn 't be remade entirely. It does need a few amendment to fix the holes in its protection against tyranny. If they ever decide to put it up to a decision in congress, there will probably be some lobbying against those amendments.
Hoover is often blamed for not doing anything to end the Great Depression, but he actually did try to use the government to create infrastructure projects, thus creating jobs. Like the Hoover Dam and the Reconstruction Finance Corporation to try to end the Depression. There are two major differences between their approaches. One is that President Roosevelt was willing to do more than President Hoover to combat the Great Depression. Roosevelt was willing to let the government become more involved in the economy.
As jobs were made due to necessity and improvement of society, it usually required time and effort for the labor force, and that had to be rewarded. The way it was recompensed came to be at first the action of trading, and then it followed up with the coin system now a days. Concerning the expansion of the economy by creating jobs in the military has barely any purpose in the twenty first century. What necessity was there involved with military spending? And what was the end result due to job creation in the military system?
While Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act allowed employers to increase financial incentives for employee participation, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission under President Barack Obama has sued companies, including Honeywell, arguing that they violated the Americans with Disabilities Act”. This is a clear indication that employers can increase financial incentives for employee
A minimum wage was created so employees would receive a fair pay for the job that is being done. But, there is a limit to how high the minimum wage should reach. Raising the minimum wage can cause a great deal of issues in America and put a gross amount of people at a disadvantage. Many citizens in America believe the minimum wage should be higher, but the solution is not to have a higher minimum wage.
How do various wages affect the individuals of the growing population and how are they treated in society? Today, wealth is shared unequally amongst the population in America. Since America is a capitalist country, they go by having only the hardest workers earn the top 10% in America. Leaving the rest of the population surviving on minimum wage or making just enough to support their family. I plan to research on how many people are earning minimum wage today, and explore how this affects their lifestyle.
The Minimum Wage Debate Raising the minimum wage would strengthen the economy and help lift the working family. Anyone who works a full time job, which pays minimum wage, should be capable of supporting themselves and their families. Single parents do not always have the resources or finances to get childcare beyond their child’s school day, which makes it hard for them to work beyond their child’s school day hours. There is also the issue of the extra financial burden placed on them to pay for childcare.
Minimum Wage is the lowest wage an employer is allowed to pay its employee by law. It has been a fundamental part of our economic growth and has been first instated by congress in 1938 as part of the Fair Labor Standard Act. With about 14.8% of Americas in poverty, there has been much debate on whether it should be raised or not (Census). However with economic change and inflation, minimum wage has been raised in the past. Though raising it many times in the past, many economists still think it’s not enough to live on.
During the Obama administration there has been a call to rise the minimum wage to $15.00 an hour. Those who support the rise claim it is a only “fair” for workers to have a “living wage”. Those who against the rise of the minimum wage say it would have a negative effect on business, small business especially. Business should not mandated to provide to provide a minimum wage based on the governments’ say. In fact I believe the minimum wage should not be raised at all.