P Olitics Essay

1280 words - 6 pages

Since the origins of the first constitutional convention calling for the alteration of the constitution, through our American history we have seen the rise of the two party system. Initially however not officially through the opposition of the ratification of the new constitution, we saw the first true political “schism” in the debate of the constitution’s ratification. Creating the birth of Federalist and Anti-Federalist movement. With the simple contrasting beliefs such as the opposition to a strong centralized government (Anti-Federalists) came the growth of those others which we still fight for or against today. However we can call such divisions within our history the baby steps onto to what would become a "natural" phenomena of the two party system. While not during Washington’s first election but not limited to his re-election, within the sidelines of his presidency some tension between Jefferson and Hamilton began to arise. The beginning of the “butting heads” of Federalists v. Republicans and leading to the eventually unfolding what would be the Republicans v. Democrats. Through the power placed within America’s traditional two party system, unlike many countries they are able to keep the equilibrium or a control of their political peoples and voters to be better able to transact new policies and reforms while still keeping each other at a check.
For years there were appearances of new parties beyond the horizon and even now there still are, but due to the their running history and concentration the Democratic and Republican parties hold the true grip on anything that stands in their way of victory. Throughout our history there have been a lot of close runner ups, one of my favorites being the Populist party, a southern oriented party with an opposition to the higher class. However much like all third party politics this one was short lived. Still much like today there have been times when the candidates of other opposing parties have stuck with the public and allowing a break within our usual pattern.
In the likelihood of a new apparition of an opposing party or parties, I believe like those countries with multi-party politics the structure of our political system would crumble over the coming of the years or at least lose the interest and devotion of an increasingly large amount of people. We the people have spent centuries trying to establish and honor the the traditions passed down in history since the founding fathers, and we the youth spent years trying to understand the structure of its political system so that we can fully and actively participate in it. In the creation of a third or even fourth party with as great polarization (and power) as the Democratic and Republican parties, this would create not only a great confusion and struggle for the country's citizens but also a even greater division within its people.
Born a mexican citizen and now a living american, I have history and remain knowledgeable in the party...

Find Another Essay On POlitics

Politics Essay

1494 words - 6 pages Politics This is a book Summary I did for an International Politics Course. I do not wish to have my name published, because if the teacher found out I submitted it I would be expelled. I attend SUNY in NY, USA. I recieved an A on this paper. The only comments she made was that I needed to replace the Whichs with thats & I needed to have a page for siting. Book Summary : Living With China Living With China: U.S. -China Relations in the

Politics Essay

1886 words - 8 pages that women are ’incapable of participating in the association which we call the state’, which is clearly a fallacy as we can demonstrate by looking at all the succesfull women participating in politics in modern times. Therefore he creates a state that is unnaturally hierarchical and unequal. For if it was that women in fact are by nature inferior to men, it would be justified to call a state that excludes them from public life equal, since it is


1328 words - 5 pages Politics Among many political issues the topic of revolution as a way of social change has been highly contradictory. On the one hand, most scholars target the creation of a system that would be stabile and preserve its political and social order, replicating it over centuries. On the other hand, many of them believed that change is necessary if the society’s political system lands in a deadlock. A change is also

Defining Politics

1943 words - 8 pages The word politics comes from the Greek, meaning the affairs of the city-state (polis). Even though we have changed our predominant form of governing and our way of life from the times of Socrates and Plato, politics remains a vital part of how we interact with the world around us. Keeping that in mind, defining politics has always been a hard task and with the evolution of political forms, ideologies and an ever-expanding definition of the word

Organizational Politics

1192 words - 5 pages The past decade has witnessed a resurgence of interest in two important constructs in the organizational sciences: fairness and politics. Theory and research on fairness and politics have progressed in parallel fashion, and largely independent of one another, perhaps due to the general perception that they represent antithetical constructs. That is, most would likely argue that politics inherently reflects unfairness and, thus, if we examined

Power & Politics

513 words - 2 pages Power is the capacity of a person, team, or organization to influence others. Some examples are: the power to influence others, people have power they do not use and may not know they possess, and power requires one person's perception of dependence on another person.Workplace politics is not new and tragedy is that most of the time "HR Department" is a center of such activities. Anyone who has ever had any job, anywhere, knows that the dynamics

Electoral Politics

1575 words - 6 pages A) 牋牋牋牋Brief summary of the major content:牋牋牋牋My book is all about election. To begin with, it talks about election and electoral politics, like choices of human being in elections, basic ideas of human being in general election and the modern style of election activities. Next, it tells us the role of election politics in democratic political area and how one can take part in politics

World Politics

1337 words - 6 pages of first to third world countries, if it was true, we would still be subordinate to Britain. Part III Comprehensive Essay Given what you have learned in World Politics, which “school of thought” best explains the contemporary nature of world politics – Idealism, Realism, or Globalism, why? I believe that Globalism explains the contemporary nature of world politics best. I think this because globalism is built around the global

American Politics

1119 words - 4 pages American Politics9/21/039:05-10:00 TuesdayFederalist Debate American PoliticsAmerican Politics has been influenced by a variety of different people and groups. The two most commonly groups that debated over the United States Constitution were the Federalists, and the Anti-Federalists. Many of the rights and rules of our national and state governments were

Chicago politics

1253 words - 5 pages The Rise an Fall of the Machine Chicago politics had become synonymous with organized crime. Following the years of prohibition, this reputation had become well earned in that control of many municipal functions was influenced in some way by the underground operations. In a city that initially developed by entrepreneurial ambition, it was no surprise that now money was the core influence in policy decisions. By itself, the criminal element had

Entertaining Politics

1446 words - 6 pages We see politics everywhere, we are bombarded in our everyday lives with politics. Politics start at home with hierarchies of the house, then follow us to the office or place of employment, our communities, governments, and even world politics. Truly there is no getting away from it, even our entertainment is filled with politics. We see it all the time in movies like Forrest Gump, or series like Bomb Girls, sitcoms such as All in the

Similar Essays

Politics Essay

494 words - 2 pages An essay on politics In this essay I will consider the social, economic factors of politics. At first glance politics may seem unenchanting, however its study is a necessity for any one wishing to intellectually advance beyond their childhood. Remarkably politics is heralded by shopkeepers and investment bankers alike, leading many to state that it is yet to receive proper recognition for laying the foundations of democracy. It still has the

Politics Essay

1521 words - 6 pages Politics: the inescapable stalker of our society Politics is a process by which a group of people, whose opinions or interests might be divergent, reach collective decisions that are generally regarded as binding on the group and enforced as common policy. Political theory or political philosophy is as old as the oldest civilisations. The Greek philosophers, such as Aristotle and Plato, developed important political theories and methods of

Politics Essay 610 Words

610 words - 2 pages The surveys I have taken have shown me that I am more conservative on my views of politics, yet all my life, I have been influenced by my parents as a strong Liberal. My curiosity about how things work led me to political science. My ideological development has been tortuous rather than linear. I began in an early stage as a liberal, then discovered and knew I had a strong liking for libertarianism.It seems clear that intelligence is unrelated

Politics Essay

1559 words - 7 pages . After the Magnacarta Stacy Jestico Politics pg.2 Liberal ideas were at a stand still till the early eighteenth century; Charles the first was over thrown by Oliver Cromwell and King Charles the second asked for a reformation. King Charles the second came into power but once he died there were no legitimate heirs to the thrown so his brother James the second who was a catholic tried to change the country to catholic. William of Orange wanted to