The government affects your everyday life in many ways. The government plays a big role in how each individual state, county, and city operates. The government is responsible for making sure citizens follow rules and contribute to the community. The government plays a big role in many parts of life such as property taxes, living conditions in neighborhoods, education, laws, land use, and health care to name a few. The government is also in charge of many public services. The government plays a role in the disposal of trash. However, the government plays role in things such as the power used for lighting in homes. The government is responsible for the paved roads and street lights that you see on the highway. The government is also responsible for transporting waste. There are different levels of government in American Democracy. The three levels of government are local, state, and federal. The government plays a big role in your everyday life.
An Argument Against Nozick’s Anarchy State and Utopia
Nozick's Anarchy State and Utopia is a direct response to the anarchist who claims that no state can be morally justified. Nozick's strategy is to provide an account of the formation of the state which begins form a just staring position, and proceeds through just transfers only. The crucial step in Nozick's account in the transformation of the dominant protective agency into a state which protects everyone within its borders, and which claims the right to decide who may legitimately…...
A Proposal of Anarchism to Fight Statism
While most social and economic problems have been traced to a larger issue, such as racism, capitalism, sexism, etc. statism is the one ideology that can be identified as the root cause of most misfortunes and has ultimately escaped criticism by a majority of the populace. Statism is defined by most political philosophers as government control over life (Woodcock). Even though government systems are the main subject of statism, it can be further viewed as all hierarchal relationships between people.…...
Women’s Movement 1848-1970’s
Women have been “pushing” for equal rights, for a countless amount of time. Even before the United States “broke-free” of Great Britain, women have been trying to “gain” the equivalent rights granted to men. This essay focuses upon the women’s advancement for equal rights in the United States starting from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention, thru the 1970s.The Seneca Falls Convention (July 19-20, 1848) is known as the first Women’s Rights Convention to have ever taken place. This convention was…...
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Abraham Lincoln’s Life and Presidency
Abraham Lincoln's life before the Presidency was not that of an average person. With losing his mother at a young age, lacking formal education as he worked to support his family and with his father, facing lawsuit challenges that would eventually force his family to migrate multiple times. This would not seem like a successful path to becoming the sixteenth President of the United States. Throughout his younger years, Abraham Lincoln would try an assortment of occupations, volunteered for the…...
President Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln My name is Abraham Lincoln. I was born on February 12 in 1809 in Hodgenville, Kentucky. I am most known for the emancipation proclamation, becoming the 16th President of the United States, and ending slavery. Before all of this, I led a peaceful life on a farm for the first 7 years of my life. Then 1816 rolled around, and my father Thomas had us move beyond the Ohio River to Indiana. Kentucky was a slave state. My…...
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John Locke and the Declaration of Independence
In 1689, John Locke published, what proved to be, a valuable document for the American Revolution as well as life in present day America, known as the Second Treatise of Government. In his document he creates a model of his ideal civil government, which is created by the people to ensure their “natural rights” of life, liberty, and property. This government may also be dissolved upon the decision of the people, when it is believed that the sovereignty has ceased…...
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The Revolutionary Generation
The Revolutionary Generation The Revolutionary Generation provides a concise, yet enjoyable read about the 1790's, a period which he calls the most decisive decade in American history. During this period, the men who helped create an independent America now focused their energies on defining and directing the course of the newly independent nation. Thus, it was a fragile period often filled with successes and failures, as the men made decisions without having any set blueprint to follow. Ellis captures this…...
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Non Democracy In non-democratic countries people are not participating in political process and they were restricted by central body. The government has absolute powers over its citizens and nobody have a right to freely participate in election, decision making process and so on. The government dominated everything and every activity within the territory of its sovereignty. Furthermore, the government has an authority to practice some policy to mobilize people for particular purposes like demonstrating against some countries or the activity…...
Supreme Court Cases Where Students Influenced The Constitution
The case of the First Amendment violation against the San Diego Unified School District of students’ rights and the uniform dress code in public schools. The school’s contention was the uniform dress code thwarted gang violence because some apparel to include certain colored bandannas, baseball caps, and baggy clothing exacerbated further gang activity and affiliation. The California Board of Education, however, amended their dress code to allow school districts to implement realistic dress code guidelines (Barbarosh, 1994). The school district…...
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The Declaration of Independence (1776): Brief Overview
The declaration of independence is one of the most important events in American history it declared America to be independent of the British Empire, without the declaration there wouldn’t be a United States of America today. What would the US or the world be like if it had not declared independence? The declaration of independence was adopted by the continental congress on July 4, 1776, where the 13 colonies had cut ties with Great Britain. The Declaration was a summary…...
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Major Causes of the Great Depression
Introduction It all began, October 29th, 1929, the Stock Market come to a seizing halt and crisis began. America’s economy was sustaining itself on money that wasn’t there from the stock market and it finally broke them to the point, at what the time felt like, of no return. The Great Depression swept the country and very soon people started to lose everything. Margins, people not buying American goods, and overproduction were some of the major contributions to the Great…...
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The Not so Great Depression
The Great Depression was a terrible thing. It made the rich richer, the poor poorer,and forced the American people to ask for money and to move in with relatives. This made America starve, they even mistreated veterans because they demanded their pay. It was Even tougher for the colored people. It made them jobless homeless poor people who had no way to recover. The government was supposed to help but President Hoover thought that the rich would donate to the…...
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In business world, we always see many complains being raised about governments regulations and their nature towards many restrictions for businesses. Often, this stands as an obstacle to many corporate and small business profits as well as misuse of their valuable time and effort. Government prerequisites have been criticized, avoided by many businesses since the mid- twentieth century when the corporate income tax and anti-trust laws were first announced. From then with many regulations being proposed, we have seen American…...
United States Government Resistance Rights
Presented in the embedded code of the United States of America are political laws and then there are individuals who are in opposition of the law with liberal differentiating point of views. Political being “relating to the government or the public affairs of a country,” and liberal meaning, “opinions and willing to discard traditional values,” 2 it is clearly to recognize exactly why resistance in the government would exist. In the law itself there are different judicial systems pertaining to…...
Fidel Castro and Cuban Revolution
Revolutions can be successful or detrimental to a country and its people, depending on leadership and politics. Similarly, the Cuban Revolution is known for its ability to break away from the United States, regardless of its political and economic status. During the rise of the Cuban Revolution, the very famous and powerful leader, Fidel Castro lead Cubans through one of the most exquisite revolutions that have occurred and became successful. This paper will analyze the rise of Fidel Castro, the…...
FBI Special Agent Career
The Bureau of Investigation (BOI), more commonly known as the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), is the principal investigative branch of the United States Department of Justice and is a part of the United States Intelligence Community. The BOI was created in July of 1908 by United States Attorney General Charles Bonaparte when he ordered a group of federal investigators to report to the Chief Examiner of the Department of Justice. The primary job of the BOI back in the…...
The Progress of Becoming an F.B.I agent as a Minority or Women
This paper is about six articles that talk about the years and steps it took for minorities and women to become an F.B.I agent and the progress the agency has been able to make throughout the years. How getting into the F.B.I is a difficult task and how the agency no longer needs students with criminal justice degrees and want students with cyber computer, hard sciences or maybe even have a degree in a foreign language. How women weren’t allowed…...
How Donald Trump Leveraged Social Media?
I would like to relate the Presidential Elections of 2016 to the introduction that we reviewed in class with the Lippmann article on the Island. My essay is geared toward the media being one-sided most of the time without publishing the truth to the publics. During the Presidential elections of 2016 the mass media favored Hillary Clinton over President Donald Trump due to the biased attitude Trump had in most of his news publications. More than 200 newspapers favored Clinton…...
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Public Attitudes towards Donald Trump
When asked to describe President Donald J. Trump in one word, the public responded with “arrogant”, “idiotic”, “egotistical”, “smart”, “racist”, “great”, “narcissistic”, “strong”, “incompetent” and “ignorant”. While there are plenty of people who may in fact like Donald Trump, there are also just as many people who dislike him. Donald Trump’s views on topics such as immigration laws, sexual assault accusations and gun control have greatly influenced the way people feel about him. Since his 2015 campaign, Donald Trump has…...
An Analysis of A Modest Proposal and President Trump
Underprivileged children, families, and the elderly are being treated like they are taking from the world and giving nothing in return. A Modest Proposal and the current events going on with Trump are extremely similar. In a modest proposal, Swift argues that the problem of poverty in Ireland can best be remedied by selling the children of the poor as food for the wealthy. Trump wants to set many cuts on programs helping the poor, underprivileged, and needy children as…...
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The Case for Federalism
The proper system of government has been a well-researched and debated question for generations and in our modern times the two main systems, federal and unitary, are in the forefront of that discussion. The question boils down to whether the U.S. would be more free, equitable, and efficient under a centralized government or instead sharing powers between the central government and the smaller political units? I believe the latter to be true because more government control is not the answer,…...
Federalism Research Paper
Federalism is a political system through which two or more governments have shared authority over the same geographical area. Most democratic countries in the world are governed by a federal system, including Canada, the U.S., Australia, India and Argentina. Federal systems are often governed by a Congress, with a President or a Parliament with a Prime Minister. All federal systems have a central government, a Constitution and a certain procedure that must be followed to resolve any disputes. Federalism has…...
Teen Pregnancy among Hispanic and Latino Community
Teen pregnancy has become an epidemic issue within the Hispanic/ Latino community in the U.S. High reaching numbers of teen pregnancy is affecting the adolescents and their family. According to the NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation, the issue of teen pregnancy is conspicuous in the Hispanic community that by the age of twenty, 1 in 3 young girls will be pregnant (NARAL, 2017). An adolescent who is pregnant between ages 13 to 19 is considered a teen pregnancy (NARAL, 2017). Aspects…...
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Teenagers Have The Right to Make Reproductive Choices
Teenage girls should have easy access to birth control pills. “The argument against this idea is that teenagers are not emotionally mature enough to be having sex at all and most importantly that the pills require regular doctor visits for prescription. For all women, an unwanted pregnancy is an emotional, physical, and economic strain that could severely derail a promising future” (“Teenagers And Birth Control Essay.” Factors And Influence Of The Salem Witch Trials - Essay - 2589 Words, brightkite.com/essay-on/teenagers-and-birth-control.)…...
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Plutarch Fall Of the Roman Republic
The Roman Republic began after the overthrow of the last king in 509 BCE. Rome thrived without their Kings as the Senate took control. The Republic expanded to cover all of Italy, Greece, parts of France and Africa, the Iberian Peninsula, and more. The powers and responsibilities of the former Roman monarchs were essentially divided between two consuls, an elected office with the power of veto over each other. Approaching the end of the Republic, Rome was already the major…...
The Food Security Policies in the United States
When food is not sustained in an environment, to nourish and fill the stomachs of people, then it is called food insecurity. One of the biggest issues related to health and nutrition in the United States is not being able to keep food on the table of households. Over 42 million Americans in recent 2015 were in food insecurity; meaning they were “Uncertain of having, or unable to acquire, enough food because had insufficient money or other resources.” (Coleman-Jensen et…...
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The Effects of Food Security Regulation in the Progressive Era
“Muckrakers”, urban growth, progressive reforms, social justice, democracy, anti-monopoly are some terms associated with the Progressive Era (1900-1920). During the Progressive Era- a reform movement designed to solve the issues and crises in the United States’ society and set the stage for longevity of change. This era was structured to improve or rather encourage social justice (relating to improving living and working conditions), democracy (less political corruption) and anti-monopolies. A vast number of progressive issues were outlined and improved in…...
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Government Leaders Character Traits
There are many traits that I think a government leader should possess. Some of those are: a relationship with Christ, willingness to work hard, honesty, self-discipline, and the desire to do what is right. These are essential for a good leader. If a government leader is missing any of these especially the relationship with Christ, there really is no need for them to be in office governing. A relationship with Christ is the most important trait a government leader should…...
Research Paper: FBI Special Agent
Introduction Serial killers, autopsies, and crime scenes most likely won't be included on most people's ideal job description. Instead there very well might be corner offices and the good ole desktop computer. After all not many people can say that they would enjoy a career involving corpses and other ghastly things. However, although you may very well encounter some of these (after all it comes with the trade), let not these superficial reasons distract from a potential career in the…...
Donald Trump: a Successful Failure
Donald Trump, the current president of the United States, has immorally misused campaign and charity funds, making him liable to legal consequence. Trump has more than likely violated campaign finance laws that are potentially punishable under the law. Trump is perhaps one of the worst examples of how a president should responsibly use money, no decent president should be as fraudulent and feckless as Trump has been concerning this matter, and there are numerous conceivable consequences under the law in…...
What Makes a Citizen “Good”?
In this essay, I will argue that there is no just answer or reasoning as to what makes someone a so-called “good citizen”. In both the Encyclopedia and in the Apology, the characteristics of being a good citizen is brought into light by two philosophers with basically the same philosophical views. I am here to say that neither is correct, nor particularly wrong in the sense. In order for one citizen to be good, there ought to be a citizen…...
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Birth Control: Issue Proposal Essay
Should birth control be merely a right that women hold to choose for their health and life decisions. The concept of contraceptive is misunderstood not only is it used for preventive health care against fertilization of eggs, also being used for much different health issues women would like to suitably fix. Such as, regulation of period flow, decreasing of cycle cramps, prevention of cysts in ovaries and breast, iron deficiency, and ovarian cancer. There is more used to birth control…...
Good Governance and Good Government
Introduction This report answers the question: Why does ‘good’ government and ‘good’ governance matter? Specific questions that guide this evaluation are: What are the attributes of good governance? Define what “good” is in the context of governance What is the current style of the New Zealand government? We should take into account the context in which the term is being used. In simple terms good governance is something that adds to the improvement of society, traditionally in the context of…...
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History of Federalism in United States
Federalism can be interpreted and defined in many ways. The most communal definition is “the constitutional division of power between U.S. state governments and the federal government of the United States.” Federalism can be summarized in other ways, such as the compromise of power between local or state governments and the federal government. Also, it can be considered a system to distribute power between local or state governments and the federal government. So simply put, federalism the is division, distribution,…...
Federal System in America
The interpretation of the intent behind the U.S Constitution was to create a balanced harmony between all states and the central government to enable the creation of a strong national government. Federalism was created under the Constitution to ensure that power between state and federal governments would be shared but restricted to each. The federal system was enacted to allow the state and federal government to impose different powers of laws and rights to the citizens of America. Framers guaranteed…...
Achievements and Challenges in the Process of Economic Development of Bihar
Bihar is the twelfth biggest and the third most populous state in India, right behind the states of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. It is widely considered to be the least developed states in terms of economy and sociology by most social scientists and economists. For instance, according to the 2011 Census, it was found that 89% of the state's population lived in rural areas and that it has the second-lowest urbanization rate in India. According to the Annual Report of…...
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President Trump’s Views On Abortion
When I think of President Trump, the phrase fence rider comes to mind. Fence rider as defined in the urban dictionary is (“Someone who will say anything to avoid rocking the boat. They will go against their own morals and standards to make statements to please others. They shouldn't be trusted and confiding in them isn't a good idea. They are liked by many due to the fact they always have good things to say, but are not trusted by…...
Overview of Free Government Phones
Cell phones are vital, and a must-have for each person. It’s critical that we stay connected to the people we love even if we are a distance away. With the broad range of mobile phone use, you cannot only call or convey text message but also capture videos and photos into it. That’s why the government ensures that these mobile phones are available to any individual who wants it. There are services and strategies which are existing that the government…...
The Department of Homeland Security: Background and Challenges
The policing system of today has been as a result of several political, economic, and social factors. Its concept adapted based on Sir Robert Peel's Metropolitan Police Force of London, 1829. However, unlike the English police system, American police did not have the officialdom of the crown to create a valid, unifying foundation. Instead, American police’s authorization and resources came from local political leaders. Their connections to neighborhoods and local politicians was so interlocked that both Jordan and Fogelson refer…...
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How the Practice of Health Care Settings Are Affected by Government Policy?
Introduction This report will be focusing on how the practice of health and social care settings are affected by government policy and other factors within the Dorset Health Care organization and a local residential care home. The Central government and our local government influence the way these organisations are run and the policies that they enforce upon them. This report will endeavor to find out how these policies are created and how they have impacted each association for the better…...
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State Federal Governments
The local governments usually deal with certain issues through the state made laws. U.S. citizens are in contact more with the local government than they are with state federal governments. The local government is broken down into four main branches such as County, Townships, municipalities and special districts. The county is responsible for administering laws within the county’s location. The county is usually responsible for managing public services such as hospitals, parks, fire services, libraries, schools, courts, roads and law enforcement. Marriages, births and deaths are also recorded at the county level. Townships are usually located in rural areas. Most townships elect its board members which usually includes supervisors who run the local services such as the sanitation department and road maintenance. Some townships are over the fire and police departments as well. Municipalities are cities or towns that have local government and a corporate status. Municipal governments usually have elected mayors serving as the executives and the elected counselors serving as legislators. Public servants in leadership roles should understand that they owe their deepest loyalty to the Constitution and the people, not to their hierarchical superiors, Congress, or even the courts. (Feldman, 2015) They oversee running services that citizens encounter daily. Special districts provide special activities in certain locations. The special districts are responsible for education, waste management and transportation. Special districts have the power to raise taxes and provide the services they cover.
The state government is very like the Federal government. There are 50 state governments. The state government system includes three branches Executive, legislative and Judiciary. The executive branch’s top executive official is the governor. The governor shares his power with several other officials such as lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and the chief legal officer who prosecutes those who violate business law. Headed by the comptroller general, agency staff members include economists, attorneys, policy analysts, computer experts, and other subject specialists who produce reports, general presentations, legal decisions, and more. (Stuart,2013) The power is also shared with the treasurer and commissioner of agriculture. All governors are elected through the election process. The winner is the candidate who receives the most votes. Each state has a legislative branch where the elected member can propose bills to become low, raise taxes and receive proposals for legislation from the governor. It plays the same role as the legislature in the federal system. The judiciary system deals with state constitutional issues and statutes as well as the constitutional issues and statutes. The kind of cases that take place in these types of courts are most criminal cases, personal injury, family law.
Executive Departments in the US
The federal government runs the entire country. Unlike the local and state governments, only one federal government exists. The federal government is made up of five divisions such as the Executive office of the president, executive departments, independent executive agencies, independent regulatory agencies, and government corporations. The executive office of the president provides the president with the support he needs to have the power to make decisions. Duties include providing advice on security and promoting the US trade interest. There are eleven principal offices including the White House office. The executive departments are cabinet-level offices run by secretaries who were nominated by the president, and then they were accepted or rejected by the senate. Each department has its own budget. Certain departments focus on certain policy areas. Independent executive agencies are independent from executive control. Independent executive agencies include the Central Intelligence agency which is in place to protect the US from international threats. Independent regulatory agencies perform duties such as regulating important industries and businesses that affect the public. This agency is responsible for enforcing environmental laws. Government corporations were created by the government to provide services for the public. They are commercial for profit businesses. These are services like AMTRAK or the United States Postal Service.
What is Federalism
Federalism is the sharing of power between national and state governments. George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and James Madison are the founders and supporters of the federal system. The Federal government was created for many different reasons. The government was created to avoid a cruel oppressive government. To allow the citizens more participation in politics. The government was created to use the states for experiments for programs and new ideas. Today we have moved away from the constitution. Federal policies control state actions in health care, education, and environmental policy to name a few. Public servants in leadership roles should understand that they owe their deepest loyalty to the Constitution and the people, not to their hierarchical superiors, Congress, or even the courts. The government has more control over our lives than most people realize. However, when many Americans think about government they think about laws, taxes, the president, senators, etc. The American government has a part in most of our day to day activities; most of them are things in which we are uncertain of. From the air we breathe to the water we drink the government has regulations and standards to which these two necessities should be held. Commercial property exists because of the government; without this home ownership would not be possible. Imagine living in a country where you have no right to build and/or purchase property.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is one of the more well-known government agencies. Their reason for existence is to protect the health of the people through facilitating safety, security and efficacy of human and animal drugs, medical devices, biological products, cosmetics, food supply and through the products that emit radiation(such as microwaves). Without the FDA there would be no control over what food we eat as well as the drugs that we take.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulates safety in the workplace and workplace deaths. “OSHA’s mission is to assure the safety and health of America’s workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. OSHA facilitates a safe and independent workplace environment free from injury and unfair practices.
The private sector is the part of the United States economic system that is run by individuals and companies rather than the government. These companies are typically for profit. Some examples are sole proprietors, partnerships (law office), small businesses, trade associations, and trade unions. The private sector being that is for-profit will initially base its decisions for regulations on the ability to gain revenue versus the betterment of the citizens. When it comes to determining whether the private sector could more so efficiently perform the duties of the government there are several factors to determine. The private sector, though non-profit, will be controlled directly by the individuals consuming the products.
Government Activities and Control
One of the United States government actions that I feel should be avoided or limited is the aid/assistance provided to countries following death and destruction. I believe this practice sends the message that an alliance is chosen between the countries at war which may pose a threat of terrorism. This also costs money for the government in which the money spent on other countries could then be dispersed amongst programs and people who shall benefit. It is also more than possible that the most effective way to reduce the threat of terrorism to the U.S. is to pull back from countries that breed terrorists rather than trying to run them. (Mcclatchy, 2009)
When many individuals hear the word government they automatically think about the president or congress and bills that should or should not pass. However, the government is present in our everyday occurrences. Lack of interest and education in the government is the reason for disconnection in relation to the importance of government. I believe that many do not realize how important government is and how much control we the citizens have over the government.