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American Political System 1 Capstone CheckPoint POS / 110
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American Political System 2 The American political system creates the most superior government in the World. Although it provides some weaknesses, the strengths are the foundation of democracy and inspire free living to many. The Declaration of Independence was the beginning of the American political system and the establishment of American democracy. The United States Constitution is furthering evolution that presents civil liberties and civil rights to Americans with an ultimate way of life. Some of the greatest strengths of the American political system are demonstrated through the Constitution. The intent of creating a government of the people and providing necessary balances throughout are a definite strength to the political system. Creating three branches of government to ensure limited power establishes that no one aspect of the political system can dominate. The election process presents a strong representation of government of the people and eliminates rule by anarchy.
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Unformatted text preview: Weaknesses of the American political system exist in the election process as well. Although the popular vote is usually reflected through the electoral process, the Electoral College obtains the right of overruling the popular vote. The judicial branch may obtain more power than it should due to the fact justices are appointed rather than elected officials. Freedoms of prosperity may also provide a negative aspect towards the participation of Americans as more time is spent on achieving the American dream than on maintaining the democratic election process. One fundamental change that would benefit American democracy is finding a resolution to the election process. The astronomical amount of money spent through the campaign process is reflective on the individuals that are elected. Many resort to political American Political System 3 influence to obtain the funding necessary and limit the participation of effective candidates....
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This note was uploaded on 11/19/2011 for the course CRIM JUSTI CJS 230 taught by Professor None during the Winter '11 term at University of Phoenix.

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