Oh yeah, popular vote + at least either House or Senate being on board with it.
Presidents are impeached for criminal activityWell they're supposed to be. But there's an obvious flaw in the system if one branch of congress like, oh let's say the Senate, makes it clear that there's no way they're going to do so despite a 400+ page report spelling out in exact detail things the guy in the White House absolutely should be indicted for.
and other various reasons that do not include, we don't like him or her anymore, impeach them.Well we definitely shouldn't have impeachment proceedings based on simply not liking the guy in charge. Funny though that the only real example I can think of that comes close to being like that involved a Democratic president and a Republican congress desperately investigating for something like 7 years hoping to find something to use against him.
How much different would America be if citizens had a direct input in impeachment?The United States already has that. It's called an election.
You know, if the entire country could vote to kick the President out?
Ouch…I really wish he avoided making jokes about it because he’s kinda right. America’s overly competitive culture is a big factor as to why many young men feel like trash. I know it’s why I feel like trash. Look at me, 23 and still living with my parents. Meanwhile during WW2 men younger than me were risking their lives and being heroes. I’m trying to change my life but it takes time to change your life and not everyone in America is patient
But life in the years after slavery also proved to be difficult. Although slavery was over, the brutalities of white race prejudice persisted. After slavery, state governments across the South instituted laws known as Black Codes.
These laws granted certain legal rights to blacks, including the right to marry, own property, and sue in court, but the Codes also made it illegal for blacks to serve on juries, testify against whites, or serve in state militias. The Black Codes also required black sharecroppers and tenant farmers to sign annual labor contracts with white landowners. If they refused they could be arrested and hired out for work.
Most southern black Americans, though free, lived in desperate rural poverty. Having been denied education and wages under slavery, ex-slaves were often forced by the necessity of their economic circumstances to rent land from former white slave owners. These sharecroppers paid rent on the land by giving a portion of their crop to the landowner.
In a few places in the South, former slaves seized land from former slave owners in the immediate aftermath of the Civil War. But federal troops quickly restored the land to the white landowners. A movement among Republicans in Congress to provide land to former slaves was unsuccessful. Former slaves were never compensated for their enslavement.
From the late 1860s white supremacists in the KKK (Ku Klux Klan) terrorized African American leaders and citizens in the South until, in 1871, the US Congress passed legislation that resulted in the arrest and imprisonment of Klan leaders and the end of the Klan’s terrorism of Americans for a time.
But over the course of the late 1860s and throughout the 1870s, the federal government’s military presence was withdrawn from various southern states, and with the Compromise of 1877, President Rutherford B. Hayes ordered the last federal troops in the South to withdraw.
With no troops to enforce the Fourteenth and Fifteen Amendments, Reconstruction was at an end. Across the South lynching, disenfranchisement, and segregationist laws proliferated. It would not be until after the Second World War and the 1960s Civil Rights Movement that Jim Crow segregation would be outlawed.
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