Essays Tagged: "popular vote"

Contemporary political theory

lass participated directly with politics in the various institutions, and decisions were derived by popular vote, known as direct democracy. This class was further divided into three councils : Assemb ... vention is concerned, I agree. What is Absolute Justice, anyway? There is no absolute justice, only popular vote. If it hurts, it's wrong. Everyone has their own interpretation of what is justice, but ...

(25 pages) 455 2 5.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Essay over the electoral college. Should we keep or abolish it?

l College to decide who is going to be the next president. The presidency is not necessarily won by popular vote. The founding fathers opted for the Electoral College, because they were afraid of the ... t is fair. Thee main argument against the Electoral College is that the presidency should be won by popular vote alone. It shouldn't be that one candidate could win the popular vote, but lose the elec ...

(3 pages) 156 1 4.8 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Decetralization of congress

d not want to concentrate all the power into a single governmental institution; even one elected by popular vote, because they feared such a consolidation of power would lead to an oppressive or impas ...

(7 pages) 116 2 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

To what extent did Otto Von Bismarck plan ahead with his foreign policy.

he use of the army, if necessary. Bismarck wanted to gain the support of the lower class and gain a popular vote that he could use against the liberals and Austria. The manipulation and use of the lea ... the two oppressors of Poland. He then became Minister to France, where his plain-spokenness won him popularity. Bismarck was well versed in European politics when in 1862 he was recalled to Berlin to ...

(7 pages) 83 0 4.7 Apr/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

The Electoral College Should be Abolished for many Clearly Defined Reasons.

rica would be right now if Albert Gore had won the 2000 presidential election, as determined by the popular vote? In the 2000 election, Gore won the popular majority of votes cast for the president in ... ited States are not fairly considered, in more ways than one. The foremost reason is concerning the popular vote; the Electoral College undermines the concept of a government run by the people. What g ...

(4 pages) 140 1 4.6 May/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Why we need a new election system.

ators), who then vote for the President. The electors vote based on the state's distribution of the popular vote. Most state constitutions award votes on a winner-take-all basis. For instance, if two- ... awful moments, the official winner in the electoral college's election was actually defeated in the popular election by another candidate.Additionally, the electoral college acts as a major stumbling ...

(3 pages) 78 0 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Why we need a new election system, problems with the electoral system.

tion that undermines the citizens' involvement in government. The idea that a candidate can win the popular vote yet lose the election is ridiculous, and only through a system reliant on a popular vot ... yet lose the election is ridiculous, and only through a system reliant on a popular vote based on a popular vote can the true will of the citizens of the United States directly effect the choice of th ...

(2 pages) 79 1 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Eradicating The Ellectoral College.

ives plus its Senators) in each state votes for the President. They vote based on the supply of the popular vote in the state. Most states award votes based on a "winner-take-all basis". For example, ... awful moments, the official winner in the Electoral College's election was actually defeated in the popular election by another candidate. (See some of the major electoral college disasters)The Electo ...

(3 pages) 70 1 3.0 Jun/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Account for the survival of the Electoral College?

ectoral College system was designed by the founding fathers as an obstacle against the 'excesses of popular democracy,' a compromise between those who wished Congress to elect the President and those ... ess to elect the President and those that yearned for the separation of powers theme. The threat of popular democracy equating 'mobocracy' is no longer seen as threatening in the modern America howeve ...

(7 pages) 88 2 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

A 200 word report on the nation of Kazakhstan that came out of the U.S.S.R. when it split

ligion is Muslim. The Kazakhstanian government is lead by an executive president, who is elected by popular vote.Kazakhstan has several major land features. It consists mainly of flatland and desert, ...

(1 pages) 106 5 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Electoral college. a persuasive essay on reasons why the electoral college should be changed.

ounding fathers set up the system so that the president is chosenindirectly. This was done so that "popular passion," wouldn't factor in as much.Basically they didn't want presidential campaigns to be ... al elections because of the EC.The electoral college makes it possible for a candidate who wins the popular vote ofthe people to lose the presidency. (electoral college)This has happened exactly 3 tim ...

(4 pages) 338 3 4.5 Jan/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The 2004 Democratic Presidential Candidates

race extraordinary. This presidential election was the first one since 1888 that the outcome of the popular vote did not match the decision of the Electoral College. Moreover, the irony of this salien ...

(7 pages) 148 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Specific Policies

Senate VS House of Representatives Similarities between the House and the Senate

senate is the upper house of the U.S. Congress, to which two members is elected from each state by popular vote for a six-year term. Often the Senate is the upper house in the bicameral legislature o ...

(2 pages) 82 1 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The Electoral College

ny representatives each state receives for the house.(Unknown, How The Electoral College Works) The popular vote is then taken for each state, and whatever party or representative receives the most po ... takes all the electoral votes. This is a winner takes all system. One party could receive one more popular vote than another party and they still receive all the electoral votes. There are a total of ...

(3 pages) 86 2 4.8 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Differentiate among, define, and describe the following types of English Colonies: Royal, Proprietary, and Private.

and crown controlled seven to twelve member council and lower house. These members were elected by popular vote. These members were known as the assembly. In most colonies the seats of the council we ... the governor had specific royal power, which allowed him to overrule sanctions without getting the popular vote, but in many situations the governor had to request permission to make certain bills to ...

(3 pages) 36 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

George W Bush and his military service

f America. A controversial Presidential election had just concluded that saw bush lose the nation's popular vote to Democratic candidate Vice President Al Gore. Bush won because of the electoral colle ...

(6 pages) 53 0 3.7 Apr/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Suffrage for the People: A Report on the Electoral College and possible alternatives

government that served the people. While they wanted to have this government's positions filled by popularly elected officials, our founders felt the American public did not know enough of politics t ... der fire about whether the feudal system is still effective or if it should be changed for a direct popular vote. Many officials have taken sides on the issue and both sides have well-established reas ...

(7 pages) 92 0 5.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Civil War Essay: The Major Contributing Factors to the Civil War

oln is most always associated with the Civil War. But, he was not elected through a majority of the popular vote. In fact, with only forty percent of the popular vote, he wasn't even close to a majori ... sts feared that slavery would now spread into more territories, and Northern democrats, who favored popular sovereignty, and southern democrats, who favored slavery, were divided further in the Dred S ...

(4 pages) 282 1 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

Ireland, the history, economics, current events, etc...

The island is a parliamentary republic currently led by President Mary McAleese. She was elected by popular vote and serves for a seven-year term. Ireland supplies the world with computer equipment, c ...

(4 pages) 101 0 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Library & Information Science

1928 election

ects evident in the campaign were horrific mudslinging and the choice of presidential electors by a popular vote. The two men running for the office of president that year were the incumbent, John Ada ... ams Administration. That year was also the first year in which presidential electors were chosen by popular vote instead of congressional caucuses. This made the election even more democratic, which i ...

(4 pages) 31 0 4.0 Jun/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History