They considered that the Congress was composed of many wise and experienced men. But if the people at large had reason to confide in the men of that Congress, few of whom had been fully tried or generally known, still greater reason have they now to respect the judgment and advice of the convention, for it is well known that some of the most distinguished members of that Congress, who have been since tried and justly approved for patriotism and abilities, and who have grown old in acquiring political information, were also members of this convention, and carried into it their accumulated knowledge and experience.
Constitution, Article 3, section 4. Explain the roles of the various branches of government, their administrative functions, and their structural and political characteristics.
As noted above, Edmund Burke in his speech to the electors of Bristol classically analysed their operation in Britain and the rights and duties of an elected representative. Direct democracy would concentrate all the citizens of a nation in one place and leave it unprotected from foreign invaders.
Society has to be built up from bottom to top. Second, the practice of "instructions" was instituted in some states during this period. By the close of the seventeenth century, the colonies were simply too large to govern themselves directly. The first government of the United Statesembodied in the Articles of Confederation —reflected this teaching.
For matters not directly dealt with in the constitution, the federal government retains residual powers; however, conflict between the two levels of government, relating to which level has legislative jurisdiction over various matters, has been a longstanding and evolving issue.
Canadian federalism In Canada, the provincial governments derive all their powers directly from the constitution. Whatever may be the arguments or inducements which have wrought this change in the sentiments and declarations of these gentlemen, it certainly would not be wise in the people at large to adopt these new political tenets without being fully convinced that they are founded in truth and sound policy.
The power of representatives is usually curtailed by a constitution as in a constitutional democracy or a constitutional monarchy or other measures to balance representative power: These local communities are independent, which includes financial independence, and they are free to determine their own rules.
If their laws conflict with each other, the law made by the Union Government will prevail.
Many, indeed, were deceived and deluded, but the great majority of the people reasoned and decided judiciously; and happy they are in reflecting that they did so. It is well worthy of consideration therefore, whether it would conduce more to the interest of the people of America that they should, to all general purposes, be one nation, under one federal government, or that they should divide themselves into separate confederacies, and give to the head of each the same kind of powers which they are advised to place in one national government.
Sir, I want to know what you think about the roles of different branches of government and their administrative functions and structural and political characteristics.
Absent this coordination representatives would be more likely to pursue the common good, even if it went against some subgroup within their constituency. With what propriety, therefore, or for what good purposes, are attempts at this particular period made by some men to depreciate the importance of the Union?
The central conceptual tension of representative government throughout American history may thus be posed as the question that animated the founding of its institutions: Providence has in a particular manner blessed it with a variety of soils and productions, and watered it with innumerable streams, for the delight and accommodation of its inhabitants.
Coalition politics[ edit ] Although the Constitution does not say so, India is now a multilingual federation. The Senate has total seats, which is made by 2 seats of each state and House of Representatives has seats, which is allocated to each state on the basis of its population.
Brazil also uses the Fonseca system to regulate interstate trade. Imagine that a founding father of your choice has been brought to the future and you have been given the opportunity to talk with him about our federalist representative form of government.
He is interested in learning about the current state of our federalist representative form of government.
In contrast, the territories are subordinate to the federal government and are delegated powers by it. Describe the role courts play in determining the nature of federal-state relations.
American federal and state governments have been representative since the founding in or their admission into the union. The grave threat to government was "factions," groups of citizens, whether a "majority or a minority of the whole," animated and organized against the "permanent and aggregate interests of the community.
Jefferson and contemporaries like James Madison were well aware of the possibility of tyranny from the majority and held this perspective in their implication of individual rights The government of India is based on a 3 tiered system, in which the Constitution of India delineates the subjects on which each tier of government has executive powers.
As a consequence, society is built up by people, who are free and have the power to defend themselves with weapons.This will help you to more accurately determine what his point of view would be on the current state of the federalist representative form of government as well as whether he feels that this form of government have evolved in the right direction over time.
Let the point of extreme depression to which our national dignity and credit have sunk, let the inconveniences felt everywhere from a lax and ill administration of government, let the revolt of a part of the State of North Carolina, the late menacing disturbances in Pennsylvania, and the actual insurrections and rebellions in Massachusetts.
Representative democracy (also indirect democracy, representative government or psephocracy) is a type of democracy founded on the principle of elected officials representing a group of people, as opposed to direct democracy.
Imagine that a founding father of your choice has been brought to the future and you have been given the opportunity to talk with him about our federalist representative form of government.
He is interested in learning about the current state of our federalist representative form of government. The Role of Government. (Thomas Jefferson) has been brought to the future and you have been given the opportunity to talk with him about our federalist representative form of government.
He is interested in learning about the current state of our federalist representative form of government. Remaking FedeRalism | Renewing the economy | November 3 Which is why it is fortunate the United States is a federal republic.
When the federal government cannot or will not lead cities.Download