ELLLO Views #931 Middle School Dai: So Miss Naomi from...where is it you are from? Naomi: Wales. Dai: Wales, OK, and how old are you now? Naomi: I’m eleven. Dai: Eleven. The Case for 2016 Being a Boring Election Political journalists and political scientists have a tense relationship. Journalists cover politics as a riveting narrative, in which major events can always alter the outcome of the election. Political scientists tend to believe that a few big structural factors are all that really matter. The most exciting account of the 2012 election was “Double Down,” a book by two political reporters that treated every twist and turn of the election as a potentially game-changing event. The most accurate account of the race was “The Gamble,” a book by two political scientists which drained the race of drama by reminding readers that the underlying structure of the election had always favored Obama.
William Shakespeare born - Apr 23, 1564 According to tradition, the great English dramatist and poet William Shakespeare is born in Stratford-on-Avon on April 23, 1564. It is impossible to be certain the exact day on which he was born, but church records show that he was baptized on April 26, and three days was a customary amount of time to wait before baptizing a newborn. Shakespeare’s date of death is conclusively known, however: it was April 23, 1616. He was 52 years old and had retired to Stratford three years before.
The Case Against Democracy Roughly a third of American voters think that the Marxist slogan “From each according to his ability to each according to his need” appears in the Constitution. About as many are incapable of naming even one of the three branches of the United States government. Fewer than a quarter know who their senators are, and only half are aware that their state has two of them. Democracy is other people, and the ignorance of the many has long galled the few, especially the few who consider themselves intellectuals. Plato, one of the earliest to see democracy as a problem, saw its typical citizen as shiftless and flighty:
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Why Did the Democratic and Republican Parties Switch Platforms? During the 1860s, Republicans, who dominated northern states, orchestrated an ambitious expansion of federal power, helping to fund the transcontinental railroad, the state university system and the settlement of the West by homesteaders, and instating a national currency and protective tariff. Democrats, who dominated the South, opposed these measures. After the Civil War, Republicans passed laws that granted protections for African Americans and advanced social justice; again, Democrats largely opposed these expansions of power. Sound like an alternate universe?
Fox Searchlight: 12 Years a Slave i was born a free man i will survivei will not despair social image two buttons go here An Overview of the American Political System The American political system is a complex structure. The Framers of the Constitution understood that they needed to give the new federal government sufficient power to resolve the conflicts among the states and keep the union together at a time when it was falling apart (the phrase in the preamble “to form a more perfect union” was not a hollow boast but a worried hope), but given their recent experience as colonies they feared creating a government with enough power to tyrannize the public. Their task was to first give the federal government enough power to function, then to constrain that power so it could not become tyrannical.
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Democrat vs Republican Origin of the Democratic and Republican parties The Republican party is the younger of the two parties. Founded in 1854 by anti-slavery expansion activists and modernizers, the Republican Party rose to prominence with the election of Abraham Lincoln, the first Republican president. History Since the division of the Republican Party in the election of 1912, the Democratic party has consistently positioned itself to the left of the Republican Party in economic as well as social matters. The economically left-leaning activist philosophy of Franklin D.