Essays Tagged: "popular sovereignty"

Democracy Debate

rous because it is one of the only nations in the world with a true two-party system of government. Popular sovereignty, political equality, and liberty all require a supportive economic and social en ... s system, each party is represented in the legislature in rough proportion to the percentage of the popular vote it receives in an election. Small parties would have very good reasons to maintain thei ...

(7 pages) 95 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

What are the key features and limitations of a liberal democratic state?

lems, than with a specific programme.As a political system, democracy starts with the assumption of popular sovereignty, vesting ultimate power in the people. It presupposes that people can control th ... s of the public in general. There can then stand hazy ground, where the government has to decide on popularity, or the decision it believes to be correct. After all, they have been elected in order to ...

(6 pages) 204 4 4.2 Mar/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Political Theory

Kansas Nebraska Act.

Louisiana Purchase, of 1803, into two separate territories- Kansas and Nebraska. In each territory popular sovereignty would allow voters to determine whether the state was to be a slave state or a f ...

(4 pages) 78 0 3.7 Jun/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Discusses possible causes for the Civil War. Emotional or Rational? Cites historians.

ute over what to do with this land in regard to slavery. Should it be slave, free, or be decided by popular sovereignty? Ever since the 1820 Missouri Compromise, the balance between slave and free sta ... 4 the Kansas-Nebraska act was passed which allowed the Missouri Compromise of 1820 to be negated by popular sovereignty. Again this act clashed with the pro-slave south and the anti-slave north. The N ...

(5 pages) 72 0 5.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

John brown's raid

n relationship was strained with such laws as the Kansas-Nebraska act, 'legalizing' slavery through popular soveirgnty in the territories, and the Dredd Scott decision practically legalizing slavery i ... e territories, and the Dredd Scott decision practically legalizing slavery in any territory(without popular sovereignty). Soon after John Brown's famous raid, Northerners condemned him(Doc.A) for comb ...

(1 pages) 61 0 3.5 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

The effect of historical figures on the Civil War

ka Act proposed that Nebraska and Kansas both be admitted as territories with slave status based on popular sovereignty. Even more significant was the to-be Union president Abraham Lincoln. The South ... e South by guaranteeing federal protection of slavery south of 36°30', and slave-free status by popular sovereignty north of it. Had this compromise been accepted and put in place, the Civil War w ...

(2 pages) 34 1 4.3 Apr/2004

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

In what ways and to what extent did constitutional and social developments between 1860 and 1877 amount to a revolution?

a big issue between theDemocrats in the 1860 election because they could not agree on the issue of popularsovereignty. This eventually led to their splitting which opened up the doors for Lincolnto t ...

(3 pages) 126 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Popular Sovereignty:Aristotle,Plato,John Stuart Mill

Aristotle names popular sovereignty and individual liberty the two characteristic principles of democracy, and he ex ... d political order: "Men think that what is just is equal; and that equality is the supremacy of the popular will; and that freedom means the doing what a man likes. In such democracies every one lives ... cess, high quality information and debate are available, and the majority rules. If compared modern popular sovereignty with one that was defined by Plato and Aristotle, they seem to be very the same. ...

(2 pages) 42 0 2.0 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Comparative Philosophy & Ethics

Assess the moral arguments and political actions of those opposed to the spread of slavery in the context of two of the following

mpromise while with the Kansas-Nebraska act, they settled with the idea of them being in a state of popular sovereignty. The acquisitions of the Mexican War triggered an upset in the ba ... ka Act reflected the actions of those opposed to slavery by declaring the territories as a state of popular sovereignty, or slavery by the discretion of the territory. The issue that lay within the pr ...

(2 pages) 68 2 2.6 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History

Dred Scott Case

Scott case the country had already been struggling for 3 years to identify with the implications of popular sovereignty in the West and if the West would be settled as slave-owning or free. Because th ...

(4 pages) 46 0 0.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Abe Lincoln

n opposed slavery and chose moderate means to achieve abolition of it. He didn't like the notion of popular sovereignty Illinois's Senator Stephen A. Douglas proposed. He believed the principle was fa ...

(2 pages) 39 0 4.3 Mar/2005

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

The Needless Conflict- An analysis of an article by Allan Nevins, on the Civil War.

reason for the struggle mainly rested on Buchanan's shoulders. The Kansas-Nebraska Act resolved for popular sovereignty, and its author, Stephen A. Douglas, wanted to take all measures to ensure this. ...

(2 pages) 19 1 3.0 Dec/2005

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

"Manifest Destiny" and Slavery

d the US should deal with the new lands by making them slave states, free states, or by the idea of popular sovereignty. The main factor that contributed to sectionalism and the split of the US was th ... they believed it would take away from the job opportunities. The new western states were decided by popularsovereignty. This caused conflict to arise because Northerners and Southerners were rushing t ...

(3 pages) 53 1 5.0 May/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Presidential power

nment. Our country is based on a system where no single part of the government has unlimited power. Popular sovereignty, limited government, separation of powers, and checks and balances are the const ... for getting involved in a law that only applied to one person and was unable to get what he wanted. Popular sovereignty or, the will of the people, prevailed.In conclusion, popular sovereignty, limite ...

(4 pages) 65 0 3.0 May/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The Vienna Congress: Re-Establishing the Old Order

The French Revolution and Napoleonic wars which produced new ideas of popular sovereignty, liberalism, and nationalism threatened the collective security and power relati ...

(4 pages) 53 0 5.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History


position of the classical liberal thinking to the unlimited power in his book "On the Limits of the Popular Sovereignty": "No authority on earth is unlimited, neither the people's, nor that of the men ...

(11 pages) 111 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers

Lincoln-Douglas Debate at Freeport, Illinois

en started attacking Douglas into a corner by asking four of his questions. Lincoln argued over the popular sovereignty which Douglas believed in that grants a territory's residents an opportunity to ... residents an opportunity to decide whether to allow slavery or not. Lincoln directed him to choose popular sovereignty proposed by Kansas-Nebraska Act that he used on the purpose of organizing the la ...

(3 pages) 21 0 5.0 Mar/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Six Basic Principals Of The U.S. Constitution; What are the six fundamental principals the framers based their government on?

rs of the U.S. Constitution based their government on six basic principals.The first one was called Popular Sovereignty. Popular sovereignty means that all government power belongs to the people. The ...

(1 pages) 35 1 2.5 May/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Implications Of The Dred Scott Decision

had many implications on the status of free blacks in the United States, along with the concept of popular sovereignty, and the future of slavery in America. Dred Scott was a slave who moved i ... did not apply to them. The Dred Scott decision also had many implications on the concept of popular sovereignty. It was questioned that if Congress could not exclude slaves from a territory, h ...

(1 pages) 23 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Why the American Civil War Was Necessary

d a "free state", slave trade was ended, and that the territories of New Mexico and Utah would have popular sovereignty. The one large plus for the South was that the Fugitive Slave Act was passed.The ...

(7 pages) 57 0 5.0 Jan/2008

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