Essays Tagged: "US Constitution"

John Adams.

avid Lai12/2/02History ReportPeriod 6"John Adams"John Adams was one of the most remarkable minds in US history. He had played huge roles in the early development of our country, and had a great impact ... e roles in the early development of our country, and had a great impact on creating what is now our US constitution. Among the many remarkable achievements Adams had accomplished were two terms as vic ...

(4 pages) 62 0 4.0 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

A Study of the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution.

We, the people of these United States of America, have the protection afforded to us by the United States Constitution. The Constitution gives these rights to every person who is a c ... n of the country no matter race, gender or creed. The framers of the Constitution set this forward just so that we would not be controlled as they were so many years ago. The Fourth amendment, part of ... controlled as they were so many years ago. The Fourth amendment, part of the Bill of Rights of the US Constitution, says; "The right of the people to be secure in their persons, house, papers, and ef ...

(9 pages) 387 1 4.7 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Following the formation of the United States and the adoption of the US Constitutionthe earily presidents helped to improve the stability of the new country through their foreign policies.

tability of their government. Following the formation of the United States after the victory of the US in the Revolutionary War and the adoption of the US Constitution; George Washington, John Adams, ... his responsibility to deal with foreign policy; believed that the best course of action was for the US to remain neutral in the war between France and Britain. Secondly, John Adams helped to raise the ...

(4 pages) 54 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This essays explains about the transition from the articles of Confederation to the Constitution: the reasons, the effects, etc.

From the Articles to the ConstitutionIt is understood that the US Constitution was written to form a more centralized form of government, a federation, which could ... re centralized form of government, a federation, which could protect and regulate the rights of the US citizens. While the Articles of Confederation was avoiding this type of government affected by th ... alization of powers. How did the constitution change the role of national government in the life of US citizens?The first generation of American leaders, namely those who guided the American system an ...

(5 pages) 96 0 4.8 Jan/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The US gives it peoples many rights that certain countries do not give to their people. explain? Format: Research Essay using MLA Format

United States of America- the country of freedom and the country of opportunities. The US Constitution provides for a Bill of Rights that has many natural and civil rights in it. The Unit ... Rights that has many natural and civil rights in it. The United States Legal System guarantees various rights to their citizens that citizens of other countries do not have. Although I was not born in ... antees its people their natural rights and liberties. While, unfortunately, many other countries refuse to grant their people natural and fundamental rights.First of all, I am able to freely practice ...

(4 pages) 102 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

'The American President is the executive, whereas the British Prime Minister is merely the head of government.' How significant is this distinction?

Article II of the US constitution states: "executive power shall be invested in a President". It then goes on to defin ... and legislature, meaning that the President cannot directly intervene in policy. In contrast to the US, the UK has a fusion of powers, in which the executive is taken from the legislature. This allows ... ave been overturned. The President also has control over treaties and appointments, although these must be ratified by the Senate. The process of ratification can be seen merely as a rubber stamp for ...

(7 pages) 120 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Gun control, this essay goes over why gun control could be a good or bad thing

e security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." US Constitution 2nd AmendmentIn the United States, guns play a major role in our culture. Guns helpe ... om the people. Gun control should exist, nevertheless, there should not be complete ban on guns because the constitution protects this right.There are many different types of guns and federal law curr ...

(4 pages) 200 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Gun and Weapon Control

In what ways and why are the constitutions of the UK and the US different?

evident from the evaluation of the constitutions, is that one is codified and the other is not. The US constitution has a physical existence whereby it is written down and is accessible to virtually a ... constitution, comprised of conventions, acts and authoritative works, and the establishment of the US constitution in 1789 following the "years of weakness and chaos resulting from the pre-existing A ...

(4 pages) 63 0 2.7 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Whas The US Better Before or After The American Revolution

after the revolution, taking into account such documents as the Declaration of Independence and The US Constitution.Before the official start of the Revolution America was suffering. King George III w ... sippi. Now that the war was over Britain could put its full attention on the American Colonies. Because the British needed tons of money so that they could make up for their large expenditures on defe ...

(6 pages) 85 2 4.3 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

What Is Good Education

. If the person is well educated in history, they should knowmajor events that have happened in the US as well as other parts of the world. Some examples of "major events" would be the signing of the ... ld know a little about Beowulf, Romeo and Juliet, The Crucible, and The Canterbury Tales.These are just a few examples of popular works in literature. If people have a general understanding of these a ...

(4 pages) 55 0 4.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Calvin Coolidge: The "Say-Nothing" President.

On August 2, 1923, Calvin Coolidge was vacationing at his father's home at Plymouth, Vermont when he was a ... sidency. Praying by candlelight, Coolidge descended the stairs to the living room of his father's house, where he lit two lamps. Upon an old wooden business desk, a copy of the US Constitution was fou ... o be a heroic president not for what he did, but for what he did not do. Walter Lippmann, a White House Advisor for Coolidge in 1926 pointed out: "his talent for effectively doing nothing. This active ...

(6 pages) 24 0 0.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

The effect on Enlightenment ideals on the development and growth of the American government.

t today for 230. The vast majority of this country's population has ancestors who immigrated to the US long ago. These people brought many ideas with them, and the knowledge of European philosophers. ... pean philosophers. This was even before the Revolutionary War and the ideas of Hobbes, Locke, and Rousseau influenced the founding fathers of out country immensely when they were writing such importan ...

(3 pages) 53 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The creation of the United States Constitution: was it based on compromises, or consensus?

Although the US Constitution was created moderately with consensus, it was largely established on compromises. Th ... an election of the larger branch by the people. Mason was an important and intelligent man, but refused to sign the Constitution, which represented the ideas of some men. He felt that "by requiring o ... en generally came agree on what is know as the Connecticut Compromise.The compromise proposed two houses: a lower house which was elected in proportion to population, and an upper house, where the peo ...

(5 pages) 54 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Compasrion between the Bill of Rights and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

of laws, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and part of another, Bill of Rights as part of the US Constitution, is very different from a comparison of both documents as a whole. I will look speci ... Preamble to compare and contrast with the Bill of Rights.The Universal Declaration of Human Rights uses much more ambiguous but universally acceptable terminology, because it is speaking for the righ ...

(3 pages) 73 0 3.0 Jan/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

The Right to Die

tion, along with the right to defend any of the rights that this wonderful contry has bestrode upon us. If there were to come a time that due to some act of fate, we couldn't defend our rights. Do we ... ct of fate, we couldn't defend our rights. Do we loose them? If not then, who would defend them for us? Will this person be as adamant about our rights and wishes, as if it were their own, completely ...

(10 pages) 53 1 4.3 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Branches of Government

The US Constitution is one of the most important documents to have been written in history. The first th ... did our forefathers divide the government into three pieces? This certainly becomes a topic for discussion. How are the three branches of the United States government supposed to act? Is the system th ... estions are critical to understanding where we are a today as a government and a people. This leads us to the first question, Why do we have three branches of government?Our forefathers divided the go ...

(5 pages) 96 0 0.0 Sep/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Role of the United States Constitution

ct, say and do whatever we want within some defined parameters. Some of those limits are set before us with the following questions: What is private? What is right? What if you offend someone? Today, ... o you know if you have crossed that line?The United States Constitution plays an important role in business regulation through the Article 1, Section 8, Clause 3 or the Commerce Clause. This clause gi ...

(3 pages) 260 1 3.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Role of the US Constitution and Legal System in Business Regulation

Role of the US Constitution and Legal System in Business RegulationThe Constitution of the United States and the ... d States and their legal system have an impact on the guidance and operation of companies in any industry. In case a person breaks a law, for example, he or she may be obliged to pay a fine or even im ... person breaks a law, for example, he or she may be obliged to pay a fine or even imprisoned in the US. It works the same way with companies: if a business is found responsible for allowing its employ ...

(4 pages) 126 0 0.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers

Jacksonian Democracy

tunity. Also, Jacksonian Democrats view themselves in giving political democracy. Overall, the conclusion of how Jacksonian Democrats view themselves during the 1820’s and 1830’s is in parts ... Constitution. During the Charles River Bridge v. Warren Bridge case, Roger B. Taylor was the Chief Justice. The case ruled in favor of the Charles River Bridge, stopping a monopoly. This ruling proved ...

(8 pages) 15 0 3.0 Apr/2009

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Marbury v. Madison Case Brief (includes reflection)

erve as a judge by former president John Adam. The former Secretary of State and the present Chief Justice John Marshall failed to deliver the commission before President Thomas Jefferson started his ... under Jefferson’s orders, did not deliver the commission. Marbury applied for a writ of mandamus to force Madison to deliver said commission. HoldingMarbury’s application for a writ of mand ...

(3 pages) 2125 0 0.0 Mar/2010

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law