AP Gov Essay

Submitted By b4life18
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1. Plea bargaining saves on time and money. However, it suggest that there is little fairness for the victim.. Personally, I agree with plea bargaining, because criminals are still held accountable.
2. The Patriot Act was approved after 9/11. It gave government more power. When there seems to be a threat, societal rights seem more important more individual rights. Under the circumstances of crime, governments and courts are more likely to give preferences to individual rights over the rights of the society.
3. The government can exercise prior restraint in the cases when the knowledge which is trying to be revealed is in complete conflict along the nation's security. The government could also impose its own definitions of reasonable limitations upon other aspects such as: the time, place, and the conduct in the speech which is being exercised.
4. Through a minority-majority, all have a “chance to be heard.” There are different areas of concern, different cultures, and different focuses or ideals. A country’s strength comes from unity, and not from any of the ethnic backgrounds of ‘her’ citizens.
5. Affirmative action was meant to ‘make-up’ for the mistakes of history. It can encourage minorites to follow their dreams. Some argue that affirmative action is not challenging the minorites. That they are not becoming as capable as they possibly can be. In a way there is a reverse discrimination present. It is more difficult for some to get the financial aid that they need, than it is for others. When it comes to applying for a higher education, the entrance standards affect all backgrounds, just in different ways.
6. Some states set up tests which needed to be passed in order to vote. Also, they gave taxes for the ‘honor’ of voting. The federal government tried to reverse these attempts by the Voting Rights Acts of 1965.
7. The threes eras that delineate African Americans struggles for equality were the eras of: Slavery, Reconstruction, and Civil Rights. During the era of slavery, ‘masters’ considered slaves as their property.