Essays Tagged: "american politics"

Civil War

cession.'The question whether slavery should be permitted enter the territories was an big issue in American politics. The slavery issue was first arisen in 1819 when Missouri applied for admission as ...

(9 pages) 174 0 3.7 May/1996

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

The Failure of the Gilded Age. The essays describes the main political failures of the Gilded Age of America such as: Laissez - faire government, Interstate Commerce Act of 1887,

The lowest point in American politics is considered to be by many the Gilded Age. In this time period, America was in an ...

(3 pages) 124 0 4.0 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Civil War, the ulmination of four decades of intense sectional conflict of social and political difference between the North and the South

cession.'The question whether slavery should be permitted enter the territories was an big issue in American politics. The slavery issue was first arisen in 1819 when Missouri applied for admission as ...

(9 pages) 209 0 3.0 May/1996

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

why the farmers were wrong i am writing about the Agrarian Discontent in the Late 1800's

"Why the Farmers Were Wrong"The period between 1880 and 1900 was a boom time for American politics. The country was for once free of the threat of war, and many of its citizens were ... f war, and many of its citizens were living comfortably. However, as these two decades went by, the American farmer found it harder and harder to live comfortably. Crops such as cotton and wheat, once ... ore, improvement in transportation allowed foreign competition to materialize, making it harder for American farmers to dispose of surplus crop. Finally, years of drought in the midwest and the downwa ...

(6 pages) 92 1 4.7 Sep/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers

Gun Control

.Amendment II, Bill of RightsConstitution of the U.S.The Second Amendment has been a major issue in American politics since 1876. In question is the intent of this Amendment. Was it meant to insure th ... efing. Supporters of the bill said the ban was ineffective and violated the constitutional right of Americans to own guns. Clinton had denounced the bill earlier, saying, 'I believe it would be deeply ...

(17 pages) 766 6 4.8 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

The Transformation of Liberalism

of this nation to the politics of today. Liberal tenets have been a basis of thought and action in American politics since well before the signing of the Constitution. Certainly, liberalism has had t ... economic recovery but also an attempt to move equality and liberty into their proper places in the American system (Dunbar, 1991). Roosevelt's 'New Deal' is an example of an action with two reactions ...

(11 pages) 269 0 3.0 Apr/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Comparison of Federalist Party to the Whig Party.

roup. The Whig party, although historically considered absolutely independent of any other previous American parties, was a partial continuation of the Federalist Party.The Federalist Party's initial ... thwestern posts, unrestricted navigation of the Mississippi river, and free trade between the North American territories of both the US and England. However, it fell short of its main purpose - indemn ...

(6 pages) 102 0 5.0 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Aaron Burr, father of the political machine

on from the fragments that had survived the struggle.It is necessary at the outset of this study of American politics to remember that the problem of our fathers was not only to provide the machinery ... republic these two great parties will be the motor power of the wheels of government.The problem of American politics in the nursery days of the Republic, was to harness and bridle those two over-mast ...

(52 pages) 201 0 4.7 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Presidential Ranking - Factors involved in rating presidential approval.

tical figure, the President of the United States ofAmerica attracts the scrutiny and passion of the American people. As theirelected Head of State, he represents the presence of the masses, and is see ... sis and grief. The last fewdecades have seen a public disillusionment with the democratic process inAmerican politics, and, as a consequence, the electorate look to a strongpresident to support their ...

(10 pages) 129 2 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government > United Nations

The role of the mass media in American politics today.

The mass media today play a vital role in American politics and possess a vast amount of power with reference to the political process. A role ... s and are known today as the 'fourth estate'. This essay will argue the role the mass media play in American politics by examining ideas of political propaganda; dominant ideologies presented in the m ... he guardians of democracy and defenders of the public interest. (web reference 2) The mass media in American politics are known as the fourth branch of government in addition to the main three of the ...

(9 pages) 842 1 3.3 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies > The Media

Michael Moore's "Stupid White Men".

Stupid White Men by Michael MooreI read the book 'Stupid White Men' by the American writer and filmmaker Michael Moore right after I had seen his documentary film 'Bowling for ... telligent mixture of facts and the writer's unique humour turns this book into a stinging satire on American politics. Its dense sequence of information and its balance between in-depth explanations a ... deal with the government of the United States and its President George W. Bush. Chapter one 'A Very American Coup', for example, presents all of the members of Bush's administration, as well as their ...

(3 pages) 135 3 4.1 Jun/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Was the War of 1812 a Second war for independence for America?

The War of 1812 was a major turning point in American history in that it moved America from Jefferson's Republicanism, as well as any signs of Fe ... s of Federalism, and towards Jacksonian democracy. The War of 1812 has been called a Second War for American Independence because it changed America politically, diplomatically, and economically. Amer ... lly, and economically. America was changed because it became less dependent on Europe economically, American politics moved toward a new era, and America had more diplomatic respect from other countri ...

(2 pages) 63 0 5.0 Jul/2003

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

"The Cycles of American History" Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr.

Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., first revealed the sequences that governed American politics over the past two centuries in The Cycles of American History. I enjoyed it immens ... al historian continues to reflect on the "recurring struggle between pragmatism and idealism in the American soul" (Time). Faced with a new century, a new millennium, and social and technological chan ... and technological changes and revolutions, Schlesinger confronts the possibility of a revolution in American political "cycles". Furthermore, Schlesinger explains his work in using his every present p ...

(2 pages) 48 3 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

A thematic essay on how federalists and republicans split the social life of the U.S. after the revolutionary war

ars as a constitutional government. During that time notable events happened that shaped the way of American politics. Domestic and Foreign affairs produced trouble. Domestically, the federal power wa ... y was getting limited. Outside of America, the French Revolution sparked debate over many subjects. Americans were divided as to whom they should ally themselves with, their ally, France, from the Ame ...

(2 pages) 47 0 4.3 Jan/2004

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

Title: The Reagan Evolution of the Presidency -- Discusses how the presidency evolved under Reagan, and compares his presidency with that of Ike Eisenhower and Lyndon Johnson.

The Presidency of the United States of America is a dynamic position; many Americans may make the mistake of believing the job is a static one, holding dearly to tradition and ... nal liberality to conservatism.The election of Ronald Reagan in 1980 signified the departure of the American people from the generalized liberal frame of mind so prevalent in the post-World War II yea ... ralized liberal frame of mind so prevalent in the post-World War II years. Revolutionizing not only American politics but also the Presidency itself, the nation sought conservative methods to rid itse ...

(4 pages) 126 0 0.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Profiles In Courage By John F. Kennedy

The Pulitzer Prize-winning account of men of principle, integrity and bravery in American politics was here available in President John F. Kennedy's Profiles In Courage. Eight men w ... g of Profiles In Courage featured John F. Kennedy, Jr., reading his father's portrait of courageous Americans. John F. Kennedy inspired one generation, and now others, to believe that politics can be ... leaders of the past, like Daniel Webster, Henry Clay and Edmund G. Ross, set a shining example for Americans today to live up to. Later, the John F. Kennedy Profile in Courage Award was created by hi ...

(7 pages) 62 1 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

This essay is a summary and analysis of Juliet Gainsborough's book "Fenced Off: The Suburbanization of American Politics." It looks at politics in the suburbs. IT IS ONLY A SUMMARY OF CHAPTERS 5-9.

ents occur based on politics and people's relationship to it. In Fenced Off: The Suburbanization of American Politics Juliet Gainsborough argues that people who live in suburbia identify and vote with ... t link between politics and suburbia.Gainsborough, Juliet. 2001. Fenced Off: The Suburbanization of American Politics. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press.

(9 pages) 42 0 4.3 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

American Politics

American Politics9/21/039:05-10:00 TuesdayFederalist Debate ... list Debate American PoliticsAmerican Politics has been influenced by a variety of different people and groups. ... lation able to vote actually votes (Lecture, Dr.Miroff, 9/11/03). This shows the non-interest among Americans when it comes to politics. How could the nation trust many states run directly by the peop ...

(4 pages) 54 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

American Politics in the 1790s

in America. Many domestic affairs, such as, maintaining the economy and creating government, shaped American politics of the 1790's; foreign affairs, such as the French Revolution, influenced the poli ... but to a small extent.Different political parties did not have the same view on how to correct the American debt and thus widened the gap between them. America had just finished fighting the American ...

(5 pages) 93 0 4.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Proposition 13

ome of the major political issues that need to be considered when dealing with this "third rail" of American politics?"Most Americans don't put too much trust in the government's hands. Lack of tr ...

(16 pages) 175 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays