Thursday, October 24, 2013


The first amendment consists of the freedom of  speech and press and the ability to practice any religion a person can. It's the amendment that allows me to anotate about literally everything. It's one of the most prominate of the amendments. The ability to speak out and express myself in itself is revolutionary. The chance For religious freedom and tolerance of all types is so,et g the people have fought for and I get to live it. And since I'm fickle, the second amendment cannot go unnoticed. The second amendment, stating the right for people to bear arms and entitlement to the same weaponry as their government is both good and bad. It's controversial in the fact that since all people have this opportunity to such weapons, all people will get them for all different reasons, to all different extents.   These amendments were written in a time of history substantially different than how the world is now, so boundaries of them can be pushed and pulled all types of ways. It's an eneivatbility that people will use and abuse the amendments, and push the line just enough to were it's still justified to be okay. But not all people, because again, these are some of the most important of the amendments. The right to self-expression and protective ( or recreational) weaponry aren't just at the top of the list for no reason.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013


Checks and balances is a cooperative system set throughout the three branches of government. It allows one level to review and revise another levels decision. If one level has a proposition of some sort, it will go through the other ones to make the best outcome.
Checks and balences is the most efficient thing the government can do. It forces all branches of government to find a medium, and enforces communication throughout the people.

Monday, October 21, 2013


The health care system is divided between republicans, democrats, and the people. People can pay up to $14,000 in health care insurance and get close to nothing covered in return. Pre-existing illnesses and children are not always covered either.
The people who need coverage the most are paying the most and aren't getting covered. The main problem is that the people are torn between the fact that everyone should be able to receive health care and the fact that if people cannot afford it; who's tax dollars are paying for it. 

Thursday, October 17, 2013


Layer cake federalism is when a certain amount of  powers are listed for the government. It states the division of powers throughout the government. Decisions making, laws and policy's are up to more than one authoritative figure. Whereas marble cake federalism is where all levels of government have their hands in the pot, making decisions.
Layer cake federalism is more efficient. Too many people with opposing opinions making decisions will not get anywhere.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013


Being for England, federalist is a type of elitist. They support international trade and a strong federal government. Anti-federalist believe in a weak government and are for the French.
Neither one is perfect, but a compromise may be plausible.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


The legislative, judicial and executive branches are the three different levels that make up the government. Before the legislative branch was like it was now, the principals of this level was split between New Jersey and Virginia. They made a compromise and suggested two senators per state. The executive branch puts laws into place and has the ability to veto them. The judicial branch is part of the court system.
Three branches of government that divide the responsibility and decision making of this country is totally efficient.

Friday, October 4, 2013


During the revolutionary war, the winning of a battle between each side was pretty even. The battle of Lexington and Concord was the first battle, and the battle of Yorktown was the last.

Thursday, October 3, 2013


After the revolutionary war rights changed for slaves and Native Americans. The government separated the church from state, and the north and south established their distinguished sides. Although states North of Maryland got rid of slavery, it still progressed.
A lot changed after the war, people started really thinking about things and wanting to see change. The counter was finally getting somewhere. But, like every state, country, or government, not everyone may be up for it.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


The English had a hold on some of the major cities and colonies on the country side. The colonist had an advantage over the British because they new the land better and they developed new military tactics. Like the guerrilla tactics, in which they would fire at opposing forces and flee the scene. The last battle of the revolutionary war was the battle of York Town. The French helped the Americans which eventually led to their own revolution and slavery wasn't really affected a lot. 
The revolutionary war was where america finally became america. 

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


The Declaration of Independence in simplest terms is about the people and their entitlement to natural rights the obligation to overthrow a government of it doesn't honor that. It's about finding the path to life, liberty, and happiness without the conflicted interest of an unfair government. The government has been ruling unfairly and unjustly, and the people are tired of it.
This document was controversial in the way that nobody in that time thought like that. There was only a handful of  prominent freethinkers that actually made a difference, in a era of  a biased author active goverment. Revolutionary ideas like these place the stepping stones for everything.