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29 Sep 2010

Is the American Constitution the best in the world?

Essay - 3 pages - Constitutional law

"We, the people of the United States,?do ordain and establish this Constitution of the United States of America?. By these words starts the American Constitution. This document was adopted on September 17, 1787, by the Constitutional Convention, led by Thomas Jefferson and...

17 Aug 2012

The Patriot Act: Why it's Constitutional as well as vital to American Freedom

Essay - 13 pages - Criminal law

The Patriot Act is often thought to be a breach of civil liberties but in reality it is just an extension of laws that already exist. The Patriot Act allows investigators to use the tools that are already available in the investigations of counter terrorism within the world of organized crime and...

04 Oct 2022

American Cultural Aspects for Business

Course material - 11 pages - Modern history

America has been created from the East to the West. The West is a concept in history, for an American it is often associated with the idea of frontier. In the 19th century St-Louis (Missouri) was considered as the gate way to the West, when people went to the West they went directly to...

08 Apr 2023

How Does the Constitutional Council Carry Out the Constitutional Review Under the Fifth Republic?

Essay - 5 pages - Constitutional law

The Constitutional Council is defined by the articles of Title VII of the 1958 Constitution. Its arrival in seventh position in the order is indicative of the lack of importance that the constitution grants it. The introduction of a jurisdiction in charge of priority preliminary...

28 Jul 2021

The right of veto in the US Constitution

Essay - 5 pages - Constitutional law

In 1787 the US Constitution established a special political regime that has no equivalent elsewhere. This observation stems from the will of the Founding Fathers, who wanted to build a characteristic and unique system of balance of power. In addition to the implemented separation of...

30 Jul 2022

Towards a Kind of European Constitution? From the Saint-Malo Franco-British Meeting to the Lisbon Treaty (1998-2007)

Course material - 6 pages - Modern history

In 1998, Prime Minister Blair had to realize that the fact that GB did not participate in the Euro would actually marginalize her inside the European Union. He decided to recover the initiative, and to take up the subject of European defense, where GB could contribute in an important way, because...

18 Aug 2017

History of African-Americans (1600-1877)

Essay - 3 pages - Modern history

Slavery in America started sometime back and during this period, there was the capture of the first Africans and they were brought to North America. In North America, there was a British colony in Jamestown, Virginia, where tobacco farming was widely practiced across North America in 1619. Cheap...

29 Jul 2015

Convention and ratification of the Constitution

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

In his book, A Brilliant Solution, Berkin wrote about the American constitutional congress that was challenged by the financial crisis due to repayment burdens on loans incurred during the wartime loans. After the world war in 1784, Congress had no money to fund the Federal treasury. The...

28 Sep 2016

Our Undemocratic Constitution - Sanford Levinson, 2008

Book review - 4 pages - Constitutional law

In "Our Undemocratic Constitution" by Sanford Levinson, the author argues that the Constitution has become outdated, and that it must be changed. His basic premise is that our nation was not the same as it was during the Constitutional Convention in the late 18th century, and in...

20 Dec 2021

Opinion: the process of plea bargaining should be reformed in the American Justice System

Essay - 5 pages - Criminal law

According to the Department of Justice, more than 90% of Criminal Justice cases end in plea bargains (Bureau of Justice Statistics, 2005). This statistic shows how important the process of plea bargaining is in the American Justice System. Clark Neily (2021) describes plea bargaining as "a...

18 Aug 2022

The American Legal system versus the English Legal System

Tutorials/exercises - 3 pages - Other law subjects

When we talk about the American legal system, it should be understood as the legal system that applies in the United States of American (US), whereas the English legal system is the one that takes place in the United Kingdom (UK) : England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Island,...

08 Aug 2022

The United States and the World: The Sources and Tools of American Foreign Policy

Course material - 8 pages - Modern history

There is undoubtedly an American exceptionalism: the US considers itself since the 18th century to be different from Europe. It has seen itself from the beginning as a universal model: the “American way of life” (linking most strongly liberal democracy and free enterprise,...

28 Sep 2016

"Toward Neutral Principles of Constitutional Law" by Herbert Wechsler and the Brown v. the Board of Education Legal Decision

Essay - 2 pages - Constitutional law

In "Toward Neutral Principles of Constitutional Law", Herbert Wechsler brings up difficult issues that are eternally present in cases that make their way up to the Supreme Court. While we often deny these issues and simply assume that the court is making a decision that is "Constitutional" and...

08 Jan 2015

Core values of International Relations - Saudi Arabian national Constitution

Case study - 5 pages - Educational studies

The Saudi Arabian national Constitution and concept of rule of law is based on the Qur'an, which identifies itself as the rule of law. The 1992 Constitution or the Basic Law of Saudi Arabia clearly states that the kingdom is a sovereign State with Islam as the religion of the...

09 Mar 2015

Religion and American History

Case study - 3 pages - Ancient history

According to Winthrop, United States is a Canaan (promised land) for the people according to God's will so as to a life regarded as moral (Winthrop, 1996). By following God's laws and rejecting the Europe's morally flawed ways, United States would as well be referred to as a city upon a hill. To...

19 Feb 2015

Is Violence an American Tradition?

Case study - 2 pages - Social sciences

Thio, Taylor, and Schwartz (2012) considers violence to be of types which include assault, serial and mass murder, terrorism, genocide, hate-motivated violence, school violence. The authors argue that the poor are the most likely persons in the world to engage in violence, specifically homicide....

29 Sep 2015

Reservation Blues Analytic Essay - Asian American Literature

Essay - 3 pages - Literature

Different cultures around the world seem to intertwine in various aspects including ethical practices and unethical practices such as settler colonization. The key differences context, region, and races involved. This assertion is clearly depicted in a book and article analyzed in this paper. The...

10 Nov 2014

The American revolution: Case study in detail

Thesis - 17 pages - Modern history

In 1763, the Treaty of Versailles ended the Seven Years War between France and Spain against Great Britain. The victory of the latter (gain of French, Canada, of all the territories east of the Mississippi except New Orleans, and with Spanish, Florida) was certainly a matter of immense pride in...

29 Sep 2010

Democracy in the US Constitution: Representation and the Balance of Powers

Essay - 2 pages - Constitutional law

Although the US Constitution intended to ensure the principles of equal representation and freedom of political expression, the imperfect process by which the document was created resulted in various undemocratic principles that are contrary to the spirit of the given prompt. The...

15 Feb 2012

The fundamental constitutional principles of the British constitution

Essay - 4 pages - Constitutional law

The fundamental constitutional principles of the British constitution are: -The rule of Law -The separation of powers In basic terms, the rule of law is the supremacy of law other humankind. As early as the 4th Before Christ (BC), Aristotle a great philosopher explained that the rule of...

21 Jun 2013

The Native American Right to Sovereignty

Case study - 5 pages - Political science

The arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 caused a marked change in the course of Native American history. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, subsequent European invaders justified removal of Natives based on beliefs of religious and cultural superiority. After American...

30 Mar 2009

To what extent might the constitution of the United Kingdom be improved if provisions from the constitutions of other states were incorporated into it?

Thesis - 5 pages - Political science

All modern states have a constitution, albeit each is very different. The main purpose of a constitution is to restrain government, in the sense of ensuring that governments are not arbitrary. Government must be carried out according to established rules. These rules are the...

29 Sep 2010

"Does the United Kingdom Still Have a Constitution?" by Anthony King

Book review - 5 pages - Political science

"Does the United Kingdom Still Have a Constitution?" is a book written by Anthony King. It is composed of four chapters based on the Hamly Lectures delivered at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies in 2000. The book also contains a short chapter written by John Bridge about the Hamlyn...

19 Jun 2013

History as identity: The American past as contested terrain

Book review - 20 pages - Modern history

We look to the past to tell us who we are, where we are, and how we got here from there. History is identity, and thus it is contested terrain. Whose story is going to be told, and who is going to do the telling? The American narrative - the history of who we are, where we've been, and...

29 Sep 2010

Race and gender as structuring factors of election: A typically American reality?

Worksheets - 1 pages - Political science

Does racism still prevail in the US? The last election in the United States was a forceful reminder that race and gender have always played a role in the American elections and, more generally, in the American society. It is only in 1920 that American women were allowed to...

09 Jan 2009

Is there a distinct American political culture?

Essay - 4 pages - Political science

We often assess that some behaviours are “American” and some “European”. Doing this, we mean there is a distinct American culture. Does it match for political culture? Political culture could be defined as a set of behaviours and habits towards the political...

24 Mar 2010

Outline and critique the role of the Supreme Court in the American political system

Thesis - 6 pages - Political science

This remark from a future Chief justice of the United States Supreme Court highlights both the major place of the Constitution and of the Supreme Court in the American political system. The Constitution is a symbol of nationhood for the Americans, the reference on how...

29 Sep 2010

Do the U.S. really constitute a united country?

Essay - 3 pages - Political science

The people who wrote the Constitution and those who voted it had a goal to create that is “a more perfect union”. Still what is the measure of the perfection? Two hundred years of independent history, of steady and reputed democracy? What does “a union” mean? Finally,...

30 Jun 2011

The role of American Government: Protecting Civil Liberties

Thesis - 4 pages - Political science

This paper explores the idea that the American government's most important role is to protect civil liberties. Civil liberties are enjoyed every day by many citizens and include such freedoms as the right to bear arms, freedom of religion, and protection from cruel and unusual punishment....

12 Jul 2011

Letter and Spirit of the Law: Comparative Analysis of the Constitution's Interpretations with Regards to the Death Penalty

Essay - 4 pages - Constitutional law

Death penalty, also known as the capital punishment, has been one of the most controversial legal issues since the first federal execution took place on June 25, 1790. Its constitutionality is still widely debated today. One of the most debatable aspects of the death penalty issue is whether it...