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Aristocracy, oligarchy, monarchy, and democracy are old concepts of government which can be traced back to Ancient Greece. Aristocracy is "rule by the best," and the concept comes from Plato's...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2019, 9:08 am (UTC)

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The basic difference between a unitary and a federal system of government is that in the former, power is concentrated, whereas in the latter, it is dispersed. In a unitary system, you have one...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2020, 11:00 am (UTC)

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The United States Constitution established the Supreme Court. Article 3, section 1 of the Constitution declares that the country’s judicial power lies in the Supreme Court and gives Congress the...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2020, 5:27 pm (UTC)

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The nature of liberalism and radicalism tends to vary, so the advantages and disadvantages of each will likely fluctuate as well. One conventional advantage of liberalism in a social and cultural...

Latest answer posted January 23, 2021, 2:37 pm (UTC)

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There is a certain level of privacy that is bordering on being infringed upon with government intervention. Access to the internet, phone lines, and travel is monitored so closely that the...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2019, 7:38 pm (UTC)

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Nigeria is a federal democratic republic with a presidential system of government. In a federal state, the primary political subdivision has a constitutional character independent of the central...

Latest answer posted September 17, 2019, 9:30 am (UTC)

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Simply put, a federal constitution is a document that sets out the relationships between the governors and the governed under a federal system of government. Federal constitutions vary, but they...

Latest answer posted April 26, 2021, 2:12 pm (UTC)

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In "Talboys," the last of Dorothy L. Sayers's stories to feature Lord Peter Wimsey, Lord Peter beats his young son for stealing apples from a neighbor's orchard, much to the horror of a progressive...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2020, 11:07 am (UTC)

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Before I can tell you about the four general kinds of bureaucracies that exist within the United States government, I feel almost obligated to provide a definition. It seems like bureaucracy is a...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2020, 4:40 pm (UTC)

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The president is the most powerful public official in the U.S. The U.S. Constitution is the basis of the president's power. The President's main job is to execute the laws passed by Congress....

Latest answer posted October 4, 2009, 6:43 am (UTC)

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In the present (as of 11/6/2019) political climate, with a Democratic House of Representatives getting ready to impeach a Republican president, this is a particularly difficult question to answer....

Latest answer posted November 6, 2019, 8:48 am (UTC)

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As other Educators have pointed out, the differences and similarities between a regime and a state government are minute. In a sense, a state government can be a regime, and a regime can be a state...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020, 2:59 pm (UTC)

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The three main branches/organs of government are the legislative, executive, and judiciary. Very simply, the legislative branch makes the laws, the executive enforces the laws, and the judiciary...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2018, 4:54 pm (UTC)

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The government has a wide range of means at its disposal to protect the right of its citizens. The most important is the rule of law. In the United States, citizens' rights are enshrined in the...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2020, 11:58 am (UTC)

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What follows reflects the perspective of someone who resides in the United States, the legislative branch of which, the United States Congress, differs from legislative branches in other democratic...

Latest answer posted April 30, 2021, 6:21 pm (UTC)

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There are many categories of computer crimes. For instance, the New York state penal codes establish legal definitions of various forms of computer crimes that are punishable by fines and...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2021, 2:09 pm (UTC)

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A key similarity between a monarchy and a dictatorship is that both of these types of government have one single head of state. In a monarchy, the head of state is a king or queen, but, in a...

Latest answer posted October 21, 2017, 2:43 pm (UTC)

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While citizen involvement in the actions and activities of the executive branch has generally been de-emphasized, there are ways in which individuals can influence decision making within the...

Latest answer posted May 9, 2020, 8:04 pm (UTC)

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The Constitution of the United States is organized in such a way that it establishes the document's ultimate purpose, as set out in the preamble: the structure of the Federal government and how the...

Latest answer posted October 18, 2020, 12:28 pm (UTC)

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I think that you will need to look at your own book to get whatever your book's author says are the four essential elements of a contract. This is because different authorities hold that there are...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2010, 2:25 am (UTC)

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Political culture and ideology are closely linked, yet distinct. Political culture refers to the widely held set of beliefs held by nearly all people within a nation, state, or polity. These are...

Latest answer posted June 15, 2020, 8:56 pm (UTC)

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A major difference between the Codes of Hammurabi and the modern laws of today has to do with the nature of their punishments. Today, most criminal punishments consist of time in prison. The...

Latest answer posted September 15, 2020, 4:31 pm (UTC)

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Proactive policing can be described as preventing crime, while reactive policing involves responding to a crime that is taking place right now or that has already taken place. A great example of...

Latest answer posted September 11, 2018, 7:13 pm (UTC)

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The Japanese internment camps that President Franklin D. Roosevelt created during World War II have been called “an ugly footnote in American history.” Decades later, in 1988, President Ronald...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2021, 5:28 pm (UTC)

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Case or Common law is a source of law that originated in England and refers to laws made by judges in the form of precedents. Rulings and decisions made by courts become binding across the...

Latest answer posted January 26, 2016, 9:34 am (UTC)

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Within a democratic society, five important rights correspond to those that are listed in the Bill of Rights, or the first ten amendments to the US Constitution. The First Amendment includes five...

Latest answer posted March 5, 2020, 7:04 pm (UTC)

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The phrase “parchment barriers” is one that was used by James Madison in Federalist #48. He is using it to denigrate the efficacy of written guarantees of rights. He is saying that they are only...

Latest answer posted March 10, 2013, 5:03 pm (UTC)

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1). Some crimes are so serious that only the death penalty will suffice. Violent and sexual crimes against children, for example. Those who commit such heinous acts will always represent a danger...

Latest answer posted June 18, 2019, 6:25 am (UTC)

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While there is no actual law that I know of specifically stating that it is illegal for a teacher to prevent a student from using the bathroom, it is not that straightforward. A teacher, and the...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2019, 5:56 am (UTC)

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There are more differences than similarities. A monarchy relies on the rule of one person, while a democracy rules through a consensus of the people. Even with this difference, there are some...

Latest answer posted October 22, 2018, 9:09 pm (UTC)

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The following are not in order of importance: A) Ability to connect with constituents- All great leaders in history have had a penchant for being able to connect with their citizens. Leaders who...

Latest answer posted July 3, 2009, 11:55 am (UTC)

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The system of government a nation has is determined by how much power and political authority is held at the central level versus how much autonomy is delegated to local levels of government....

Latest answer posted June 28, 2020, 1:00 pm (UTC)

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Without knowing both sides of a story, you cannot make a fair comment on that story or pass a fair judgment. This is one of the first things that students in journalism school are taught. It's also...

Latest answer posted September 3, 2018, 11:20 am (UTC)

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Marxism in Western society is generally quite rare, being confined mainly to the groves of academe, where many professors still proclaim themselves to be followers of Marx. To some extent, this is...

Latest answer posted December 18, 2020, 11:44 am (UTC)

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The legislative branch of the United States is, principally, concerned with legislating. That is, it makes and repeals statute laws and proposes organic (constitutional) laws for consideration by...

Latest answer posted October 1, 2018, 1:19 am (UTC)

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If this was indeed implemented, it would have to have been around two centuries ago, when horse and gun were the most effective methods of transportation and defense, respectively. Looks like this...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2010, 11:57 pm (UTC)

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When answering this question, there are three levels of government to focus on: local, state, and federal government. Sub-national governments are comprised of local and state governments. The...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2020, 5:15 am (UTC)

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The government of the US is divided into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Congress is the legislative branch, and it is bicameral: its two components are the House...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019, 1:22 am (UTC)

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When you are talking about the difference between Equality and Fairness, what you are really talking about is Equality vs. Equity. Fairness is a relative term that is defined by the individual,...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2015, 4:25 pm (UTC)

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In the Communist form of government, there is no real distinction between party and state. All the various organs of state are controlled by the party and run according to the party's overriding...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2017, 10:55 am (UTC)

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Vehicle patrol means greater speed and police visibility, while foot patrol means greater ability to notice small details that an officer would be likely to miss in a vehicle, even if driving...

Latest answer posted June 7, 2020, 8:04 pm (UTC)

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Power has always been concentrated in the hands of elite groups, but the specific terms in which elite power is now discussed by sociologists derive from C. Wright Mills's book The Power Elite,...

Latest answer posted March 19, 2020, 2:49 am (UTC)

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A status offense is an act that is only an offense because of the status of the offender. Historically, this "status" often referred to the race, sex, or social class of the offender, as when...

Latest answer posted April 25, 2021, 8:42 pm (UTC)

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I assume when you use the word "adultery" you are asking your question in Biblical terms. If I am correct, read I Corinthians 7. While the Old Testament deals with the ancient penalties...

Latest answer posted December 27, 2008, 9:36 pm (UTC)

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In policing, COP and POP are acronyms for types of police work. COP stands for Community-Oriented Policing. This type of police work involves regular interactions with the community which fosters...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2018, 2:56 pm (UTC)

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A state is a political corporation, an association of people or other units who have organized together for mutual benefit. A government is the entity responsible for ruling a state (or a political...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2018, 7:49 am (UTC)

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This type of situation is all too common in the public school setting. Fortunately, there are plenty of case laws, state laws, and local policies that can help you formulate your response to both...

Latest answer posted June 10, 2020, 10:42 pm (UTC)

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Preventive detention is the concept of detaining someone who has not committed any crime under the presumption that they might do so in the future. The cases in which preventive detention is...

Latest answer posted July 1, 2018, 6:02 am (UTC)

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Open seat elections are those in which no incumbent (current officeholder) is running for reelection, so E is the correct answer. These are important elections because an incumbent normally has a...

Latest answer posted July 20, 2017, 11:03 am (UTC)

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The concept of “human rights” is relatively new. It was first fully articulated on a major scale in the 1948 Universal Declaration of Human Rights that was developed by the United Nations as a...

Latest answer posted September 8, 2019, 9:06 pm (UTC)

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