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The Balance of Power

The Balance of Power

By: Robert Marcoccio The use of popular vote began in 1804 by the state of Maine for President of the United States. It was not till 1824 that the use of popular vote became the mandate to select electors to represent a state that voted for an authorized candidate for president. The Electoral College is […]

The Committee of Five

The Committee of Five

“The Committee of Five” By: Robert Marcoccio In 1689, philosopher John Locke published his “An Essay Concerning Human Understanding” and by 1765 had become a motivating force leading up to the American Revolution. Locke’s political argument that natural rights gave the people the right to overthrow tyrannical leaders was combined with influence from the “country […]