Essay about Us Government

Submitted By yacineide
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CW 2 – Open Topic I do not watch the media too often, but it is nearly impossible not to see election propaganda being disseminated throughout the news, radio, and television among other places. I find it amusing the ways in which different news topic can almost unambiguously scream being pro-republican or pro-democratic material. It is extremely hard to find unbiased news nowadays. So far, the only unbiased source of information I’ve found is Al-Jazeera. Despite it sounding to the average American like a terrorist organization, Al-Jazeera is a reputable news source that does straight reporting with only facts – no bias. If a representative democracy like America is to work effectively, I think that it’s vital we have at least one easily accessible unbiased source of news so people are forced to draw their own opinions about different situations. A little research goes a long way.

Critical Writing 4 – Founding Fathers America’s founding fathers would, for the most part, be largely pleased with how well America has risen to become the most powerful nation on Earth. However, there are more than a few reasons as to why they would disagree on a vast amount of the ways the government and political system operates. It can be largely agreed upon that America is a two party system. In class, we discussed a lot of the trials and tribulations our founding fathers had to go through to do things like frame the constitution – not one, but two versions of which were made. Their previous experiences helped a lot while writing the constitution.
Benjamin Franklin was of the founding fathers of the USA. He was an extremely talented person with diverse skills including being an author and printer, scientist, civic activist, diplomat and statesman. He was responsible for some extremely important inventions during his lifetime. He was seen as a role model due to his hard work, self-governing institution, community spirit and education. Due to his interest in science and technology, he did many experiments and became famous and paramount because of such. In Philadelphia, he served as a delegate in the Philadelphia Convection and also lived in Europe for couple years. His personal life experience along with his European adventure made him a great contributor to the constitution.
George Washington was the first President of the USA and served in the position between 1789 and 1797. He was aptly called the father of his nation for the important role that he played in the formation of the USA.
George Washington was instrumental in forcing the British forces out of Boston as the commander-in-chief of the revolutionary forces. After successfully negotiating with the French, and holding together a fragile and weak army, he was able to save the nation from disintegration and defeat. George Washington played a key role in drafting the Constitution of the United States in the year 1787. As president, he set up protocols in the new government's executive department. His singular aim was to create a nation that would stand strong even with the war between Britain and France.

Critical Writing 8 - Collective actions problems

Collective action is any situation in which the uncoordinated actions of each player may not result in the best outcome he or she can achieve. It is usually associated with 3 main ideas that are the tragedy of the common, coordination and free-rider. Collective action problems are problems that we encounter in our daily lives. The first problem associated wit collective action problems is the coordination. While working with my discussion team, the main problem we had was getting everyone together at the same time. We actually managed to do it only twice out of 8 or 9 meetings. We were working toward a same goal but coordination was a big issue. Another problem of collection action we encounter was the free-rider problem. The second class of collective action problem is the free rider issue. In