Politics Essay Examples

George W. Bush more like T. Roosevelt as opposed to Taft and Wilson

President George W. Bush’s post September 11th policy certainly shows great resemblances to President Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy more than that of Taft or Wilson. Roosevelt had a more stern policy, encouraging the forceful defense of the nation and the spreading of democracy and Christian ideals to less fortunate countries. This was very much so… View Article

Why has Britain changed in the 20th century?

The last century saw Britain change in many way. Its Empire had reduced drastically in size. It’s Foreign Policy now focusing primarily on its ties with the USA. Media and social conditions had impressively improved by the end of the century, and Britain’s democracy is now learning to be more equal, with everyone having rights…. View Article

The United States and the Soviet Union in the Period 1944- 1950

In 1944 the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, were allies in the war against National Socialist Germany and her Fascist Axis allies in Europe; however by 1950 the relationship had disintegrated to such an extent that the two countries had on more than one occasion nearly gone to war… View Article

British Politics and Society

– Between 1947-51, there was a considerable degree of economic recovery from the severe crisis of 1945-57. – Nationalisation of key industries, and creation of the welfare state – Ernest Bevin’s work as the Foreign Secretary ensured continuation of ‘ special relationship’ with USA and the formation of NATO – After losing power in 1951,… View Article

By world War 1

Introduction World war 1 had a huge impact on peoples live at home. We can see from the sources that I am analysing that all sections of society were affected by the war, men, women and government. The working classes were affected by recruitment and the upper and middle classes were affected because they had… View Article

Hoovers policies and attitudes in the years 1929-33

Asses the view that Hoover’s policies and attitudes in the years 1929-33 merely prolonged the depression. President Herbert Hoover came in to power in America in 1928. He was a man with a strong belief and he believes in individualism and believed passionately in the values of hard work and enterprise. However, he came in… View Article

Gladstones social and economic reforms in his first ministry

Gladstone’s first ministry (1868-74) was elected in favour of Disraeli’s Conservatives, despite the fact that it was the Conservative Party which passed the Second Reform Bill, because the electorate felt that Gladstone had consistently supported reform. As such, his ministry passed many reforms in their first tenure. There are a range of criteria by which… View Article

A Man for All Seasons by Robert Bolt

When looking at the play, A Man for All Seasons, Richard Rich lied, cheated, deceived, hurt close friends and committed perjury to obtain his goal. He went from Attorney General of Wales to the Solicitor General, to the Secretary for Norfolk and finally to the Chancellor of England. Sir Thomas More, was very selfish towards… View Article

Disraeli: An unprincipled adventurer in politics

“An unprincipled adventurer in politics.” How fair is this interpretation of Disraeli in the period 1837- 1846? 1st DRAFT Over the years, the political character of Disraeli has bewildered historians as much as it did his colleagues. Previously historians, such as Machin, had an inclination to accept the view of his contemporary critics which was… View Article

Government in England between 1649-1653

Why did the Rump Parliament fail to provide lasting and stable government in England between 1649-1653? The Rump was created by the purge of the Commons by the Army (Pride’s Purge, 6th December, 1648). It was the name given to the Parliament that sat after the execution of Charles I. it moved towards setting up… View Article

Politics in 1930s Britain

Why did neither the CPGB nor the BUF have much political impact in 1930s Britain? The early 20th century brought the arrival of political extremism and radical ideologies in Europe. Major economic and social upheaval from WW1 changed the industrial, political and social nature of the countries affected by the war. Political extremism is radical… View Article

Idealistic Politics

“The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggles,” said Karl Marx, who is considered to be one of the world’s most seminal thinkers. Marx categorized these classes in two broad categories; the bourgeoisie versus the proletariats, the upper class opposed to the lower class and the caste that have access… View Article

Liberal ideology

How important was new Liberal ideology in leading to the welfare reforms of 1905-11? In answering this essay it is probably best to understand what is meant by ideology. Ideology is defined as a set of beliefs and aims by a group or groups of individuals who share the same common views. The word ‘liberal’… View Article

How Far Should We Curb The Freedom Of Individuals?

There are many facets of freedom, and in my essay, I will discuss many of these such as freedom of speech, freedom of beliefs and freedom of actions. When it comes to rights and freedoms there is a paradox because without responsibilities we have no rights and without restrictions we have no freedom. But what… View Article

Crisis and conflict are inevitable in capitalist economies

‘Marx believed that capitalism was doomed, and he developed an intricate analysis of the ‘ law of motion’ of capitalist society to prove it’ (Fusfeld 2002, p 50). At one level his argument had a moral basis. He argued that the ‘inherent injustices of capitalism lead ultimately to social and economic conditions, which cannot be… View Article