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  • Permanent Normal Trade Relation Status To China
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    Granting Normal Trade Status To China Chris Palmer Foreign Policy Dr. Wells April 4, 2000 Whether to grant China with normal trade status as it enters the WTO (World Trade Organization) thus eliminating congressional review status under the Jackson-Vanik amendments to the 1974 trade statute, is an important issue when considering the validity and repercussions that granting normal trade status would do to US-Chinese relations. It took three United States Presidents, two Chinese leaders and dozen...
  • American Woman Suffrage Association
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    After the Civil War many male abolitionists voiced fears that the demands of women suffragists might impede the campaign to gain voting rights for male ex-slaves. The issue came to a head in 1868, when the abolitionists pressed for a constitutional amendment including all Americans regardless of race, creed, or color. Suffragists argued that the proposed amendment made no mention of women. The abolitionists answered that the suffragists should hold onto their claims rather than endanger passage ...
  • William Jefferson Clinton
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    U.S. Government (History) The United States Government collection of short reports all dealing with the United States Government. William Jefferson Clinton William Jefferson Clinton was born on August 19, 1946, in Hope, Arkansas. His father, William J. Blythe was killed in an automobile collision just two months before William's birth. At age four, William Jefferson Blythe IV was legally adopted by his mothers second husband, Roger Clinton, making him William Jefferson Clinton. At age 22 William...
  • Gun Control And The Second Amendment
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    Second amendment loop hole. When I was born my grandfathers gift to me was a lifetime NRA membership and on my twelfth birthday I received my fathers. 22 caliber rifle, which he had gotten from my grandfather as a young boy. The topic of discussion at most family gatherings normally involves whatever species of animal is in season or gun control. Growing up in this environment has given me an interesting outlook on certain issues, mostly those having to do with gun control and the Second Amendme...
  • Equal Rights Amendment
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    The Equal Rights Amendment was a proposal written in 1921 by Alice Paul, who was the founder of the National Woman's Party. It was designed mainly to invalidate many state and federal laws that she felt discriminated against women; its central underlying principle was that sex should not determine the legal rights of American men or women. This proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any ...
  • Religion Clauses Of The First Amendment
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    The Separation of Church and State in America Church and State seem to be two words which are entirely inseparable from each other. Religion in politics and the government has been present since the federal government was first put into place. The issue of religion is present in such varied topics as the public school system, presidential elections, right down to the National Anthem. The fact of the matter is, Church and State are very far from being separate in the United States. "Congress shal...
  • Twenty Sixth Amendment Section 1
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    US CONSTITUTION 1. Article 1 - Enumerated Powers a. Creates Congress - House and Senate b. Lists powers of Congress 1. Regulate commerce 2. Levy taxes 3. Senate tries impeachment proceedings 2. Article 2 - Executive Branch a. President is Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces b. President has appointment power for officers and judges c. Has the power to negotiate treaties d. Veto power 1. Pocket veto - if President does not act in 10 days and Congress is not still in session, bill dies and must...
  • Property Without Due Process Of Law
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    How Democratic is the Constitution? In the dictionary definition, democracy "is government by the people in which the supreme power is, vested in the people and exercised directly by them or by their elected agents under a free electoral system". The constitution is a perfect example of this. The first amendment in the Bill of Rights states "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the ...
  • Amendment
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    AMENDMENT 19 The amendment that I chose to do my report on is the 19th amendment. This amendment guaranteed the voting right to all of the American woman. The victory of this amendment took decades to be passed. In August of 1995 marked the 75th anniversary of the ratification of this amendment. This amendment was ratified on August 24, 1920. The first three states to approve this amendment were Illinois Wisconsin and Michigan. When this amendment was first put out into the society the men and p...
  • Mr Levy
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    The Washington Times web's extortion lobby Published February 20, 2005 SHAKEDOWN: HOW CORPORATIONS, GOVERNMENT, AND TRIAL LAWYERS ABUSE THE JUDICIAL PROCESS By Robert A. Levy Cato, 334 pages, $22.95 REVIEWED BY WILLIAM H. PETERSON Worry over security played a big role in the presidential campaign -- and plays it still. For persisting in of D.C. is the naive if popular opinion that government is 'on our side' -- that it is an impartial protector even seeing to it that we shall not want. Sure. In ...
  • Amendment Process 2 3 House Of Representatives
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    I. Article 1: The Legislative Branch a. section 1: Legislative powers given... b. section 2: Description of the House of Representatives. -Representatives elected every 2nd year-Qualifications of Representatives-Must be a citizen for at least seven years-Must be at least 25 years old-Will not be inhabitant of the state in which he is chosen-Number of Representatives per state-Executive authority fills vacancies-Choose speaker and officers, Sole power to impeach. c. section 3: Description of the ...
  • True Meaning Of The Second Amendment
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    The Context of The Second Amendment The interpretation of the Second Amendment to the Constitution of the United States of America has been a topic of controversy since its acceptance over two-hundred years ago. This controversy stems from the fact that the amendment was written for reasons for the most part that do not have any relevance today. One side argues the amendment void, and the other takes it out of historical context so it portrays the meaning they want. To understand what the second...
  • Repeal Resolutions For Local And State
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    You saved the very foundation of our Government. No man can tell where we would have gone, or to what we would have fallen, had not this repeal been brought about. -Letter to the VCL, 1933 This is a story about a small, remarkable group of lawyers who took it upon themselves, as a self- appointed committee, to propel a revolution in a drug policy: the repeal of the 18th Amendment. In 1927, nine prominent New York lawyers associated themselves under the intentionally-bland name, 'Voluntary Commit...
  • Right To A Speedy Trial
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    The sixth amendment is a right to a speedy trial, which means in all criminal prosecutions the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the state and district wherein the crime shall have been committed. 2 The right to a speedy trial may be derived from a provision of Magna Carta and it was a right so interpreted by Coke 12. Much the same language was incorporated into the Virginia Declaration of Rights of 1776 and from there into the Sixth Amendment. 3...
  • Flag Desecration
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    The Issue of Flag Burning Flag desecration is a term applied to various ways of intentionally dishonoring a flag most often a national symbol. Such action is intended to make a political point against a country or its policies. The First Amendment to the United States constitution says "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise there of; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of grievances". Some citizens think...
  • Radical Republicans In Congress And Johnson
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    The Civil War During both the civil war and civil war reconstruction time periods, there were many changes going on in the Union. The Emancipation Proclamation, as well as legislation such as the thirteenth, fourteenth and fifteenth amendments, was causing a new awakening of democracy; while the renouncing of secession by the South marked a definite triumph for Nationalism. As well, the government was involved in altercations of its own. During reconstruction, the legislative and executive branc...
  • Sex Discriminatory State And Federal Laws
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    The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was designed mainly to invalidate many state and federal laws that discriminate against women; its central underlying principle was that sex should not determine the legal rights of American men or women. The text of the proposed amendment to the U.S. Constitution stated that "Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex" and further that "the Congress shall have the power to enforce, by a...
  • Southern Ratification Of The Fourteenth Amendment
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    Jon Pennington Dr. J.P. Girard U.S. Survey -1865- Present The Fourteenth Amendment No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law... The Fourteenth Amendment was initially ratified to safeguard the newly emancipated citizen from the annulment of his rights by the Southern states. To strengthen and protect the African American,...
  • Twenty Third Amendment
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    In preparation for changing times, amendments were introduced as a way to create changes or addition the constitution. Framers of the constitution provided two methods in which amendments could be proposed. The first way an amendment could be proposed is by a two-thirds vote from both houses of Congress. The second way to propose an amendment is to have a national convention called by Congress. The request for a national convention must come from the legislators from two-thirds of the states. Th...
  • Supporter Of The Fourteenth Amendment
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    Legal scholar Gene Healy has made a powerful argument in favor of abolishing the Fourteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. When a fair vote was taken on it in 1865, in the aftermath of the War for Southern Independence, it was rejected by the Southern states and all the border states. Failing to secure the necessary three-fourths of the states, the Republican party, which controlled Congress, passed the Reconstruction Act of 1867 which placed the entire South under military rule. The purpose ...

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