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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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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 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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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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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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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 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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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 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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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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In American politics, the US Supreme Court's most significant power, and the most important check that it has over the other two branches, is the power of judicial review. This has been in effect...

Latest answer posted February 9, 2021 11:08 am UTC

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"Cultural relativism" can mean several different things, and much of the debate over its desirability can be traced to this ambiguity. Descriptive cultural relativism is basically undeniable:...

Latest answer posted July 22, 2016 9:03 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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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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The major strength of the legislative branch is that it is the branch that actually has the right and the power to make laws. In the national government, this is the Congress. The Constitution...

Latest answer posted September 24, 2015 9:42 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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Law governs much of what everyone does, day in and day out. It tell us what our rights and duties are. It allows us to assert rights that we have. It lets us know the consequences of not doing...

Latest answer posted November 14, 2015 3:17 pm 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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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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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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Another difference between executive orders and laws is that some executive orders aren't required to be published by the presidents who wrote them. These types of executive orders are called...

Latest answer posted February 1, 2017 1:36 pm UTC

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The government of the United States has three branches: the Legislative Branch (which consists of the Senate and House of Representatives), the Judicial Branch (which consists of the Supreme Court...

Latest answer posted July 26, 2019 2:18 am UTC

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Easements have to do with land and property rights. An easement, in general, is when one individual owns the rights to a plot of land but allows someone else to use them or access them, for...

Latest answer posted July 17, 2019 9:26 pm UTC

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Probation officers serve a very necessary function in society. The probation officer monitors people who require court-ordered supervision. People sometimes commit crimes that require some...

Latest answer posted April 16, 2020 5:53 pm UTC

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The power to impeach a civil officer of the United States is vested in the legislative branch. More specifically, however, it is vested in the House of Representatives and is part of a two-part...

Latest answer posted October 30, 2018 5:48 pm UTC

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The word ok seems to imply a moral question. I do think there are cases where you have to break the law in order to make a moral decision. You have to have a higher conscience. The law cannot...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2012 4:45 am UTC

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I believe that though it was not intended to be this way by our founding fathers, the judicial branch is the most important because of its power. While our nation was founded on the principle of a...

Latest answer posted January 20, 2010 9:41 am 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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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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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 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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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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The essential difference between natural and positive law can be summed-up by a brief examination of Sir Leslie Stephen's famous remark in The Science of Ethics: If a legislature decided that all...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2019 7:37 pm UTC

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In his inaugural address, given on January 20, 1961, Kennedy most famously used the rhetorical device of chiasmus, which is a fancy way of saying that a phrase is inverted when it is repeated. When...

Latest answer posted February 24, 2016 3:57 pm 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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A deontological system (also called virtue ethics) focuses on whether an action is inherently good or bad. A teleological system (also called consequentialist ethics) focuses on whether it has a...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2020 1:53 pm UTC

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There are three major ways in which a Supreme Court decision can be overturned. If the decision is based on a law that Congress has passed, Congress can simply change the law. The Court sometimes...

Latest answer posted January 15, 2012 6:31 am UTC

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Both the Georgia Constitution and the US Constitution contain a Bill of Rights which is designed to safeguard the liberties of the people. The Georgia Constitution gives some limits as to how arms...

Latest answer posted November 11, 2019 1:52 am 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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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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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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In the American system of government, Congress is responsible for impeaching a president. Article 1 of the Constitution authorizes the House of Representatives to bring charges against a sitting...

Latest answer posted September 4, 2018 6:09 am UTC

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A federal constitution is a document that is drafted and ratified for the purpose of stating as precisely as possible the relationship of the federal government to the governed -- in effect, the...

Latest answer posted November 21, 2014 6:20 pm UTC

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In this answer, I will list and discuss Wilson’s three policing styles. Since I am not taking your course and since I do not know how you saw policing, I cannot answer the rest of the question for...

Latest answer posted November 5, 2015 3:41 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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Status offenses and juvenile delinquency are both law violations committed by a minor. A status offense is something that somebody underage has done that is only illegal because of their status as...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2019 3:59 pm UTC

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Positions in the federal magistracy are important legal posts that carry significant responsibilities and authority. Given that United States judges are appointed to serve for life, the criteria...

Latest answer posted November 13, 2018 7:51 am UTC

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This question makes it sound as though you are expected to know ten particular duties that a citizen has in a democracy, a list perhaps from a textbook. Since we have no way of knowing what that...

Latest answer posted August 18, 2015 11:36 pm UTC

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Advantages of prison industry (sometimes called "the prison-industrial complex" by its critics) include the following. Prisoners are busy and productive, working rather than brooding in solitude....

Latest answer posted March 27, 2020 12:28 pm UTC

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