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  • Change Of The Federal Constitution
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    The Jeffersonian-Republicans are characterized by their strict interpretation of the constitution, in stark contrast with the Federalists loose or broad interpretation. The Federalists believed that anything the constitution did not forbid it permitted, contrary to the Jeffersonian view that anything it did not permit it forbade. The Federalists advocated the "necessary" and "proper" clause, and their faith rested heavily in the virtue of implied powers. The Jeffersonian party believed that all ...
  • Fair Constitution For The People Of France
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    Revolution It was the year 1789, when the flood started. The flood known as the French Revolution. The revolution brought France all the change, we desired for a long time. The success of the revolution can not even be expressed in words. I only wish that the flood was started earlier. The flood was not some spontaneous event, however it was a flood filled with all the bitterness and harshness my people had to endure for centuries. Revolution by definition is the abrupt overthrow of the governme...
  • Representatives At The Constitutional Convention
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    A Plan in the Making Some people have always wondered whether the making of Constitution of the United States was, in fact, supposed to happen at the Constitutional Convention or if it was even supposed to be drawn up in the way it was. In this essay, I will summarize to different views on what went on at the Constitutional Convention and how the Constitution of the United States come about. I want to emphasize that none of these views or theories discussed in this essay are my own. The conventi...
  • Australia's Constitutional Monarchy
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    Australia's Republic Debate Hypothesis- As Australia prospers as a nation the debate to change from its current status of a constitutional monarchy to a Republic increasingly gains momentum. However, the 1993 referendum showed the majority of Australians don't support this change and as John Howard an avowed monarchist colloquially argues "If it it's not broken, don't fix it". Australia should stop arguing this issue and move forward as we have done so well in the past. Introduction - In 1901 Au...
  • Current And Controversial Patriot Act
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    Nothing endures but change KaZaa, Gay Marriage, and Global Terrorism. The Founding Fathers of this nation would have never imagined that their government would be dealing with such things. Nor even fifty years ago would anyone expect such. But such changes occur, and in the next fifty years a whole new set of problems will arise from solutions previously installed. Ideas and priorities change as the years progress and while solutions occur, more problems inevitably arise and thus an endless cycl...
  • Powers Of The Commonwealth And The States
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    The Commonwealth Constitution divides the powers of the Commonwealth and the States so that each have areas in which they can legislate. Outlined in section 51 are specific powers, referred to as 'the 39 heads of power'. These specific powers are the powers in which the Commonwealth is allowed to legislate. Some examples of powers outlined in section 51 are taxation, copyright and marriage. Many of the areas of power outlined in Section 51 are concurrent powers meaning that both the Commonwealth...
  • Constitutional Supremacy Vs Parliamentary Sovereignty
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    Assignment- Consider the concepts of Parliamentary Sovereignty contrasting it with Constitutional Supremacy and discuss the implications of living in both systems. In the United Kingdom their legal system is one of Parliamentary supremacy. This means that Parliament cannot bind itself or its successors, their power cannot be limited. In most countries there is a document or a set of documents called the Constitution in these countries there exist Constitutional supremacy. This is where a documen...
  • Powers Among The National And Local Governments
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    Passing the test of time The American Constitution was drafted over two hundred years ago, and still sets the guidelines for our lives today. The thought of a strong central government was heavily criticized in the beginning, and by some, still is. However it was a necessary move towards a stronger structured government. The fear placed in the people by Englands' ruling of the colonies caused many to cry out against the constitution. They had drafted their own guidelines, the articles of confede...
  • Quebec's Status Within Canada
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    'The place of Quebec in Canada is at the heart of the debate on constitutional reform but is not the only source of discontent within the Canadian federal system' Canadian politics has become an ever-changing whirlwind of diversity. What is certain is that since the 1960's 'Quiet Revolution' in Quebec, the synthesis of federalism with parliamentary government, and the 1982 Charter of Rights and Freedoms as the three institutional pillars, have forged a battle between federal-provincial relations...

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