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Q: What social political and economic trends in American life do you think cause the reform impulse during the progressive era?
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Who tended to resist the efforts of the temperance movement?

American Catholics proved hostile to the reform impulse. Catholics understood freedom in ways quite different from Protestant reformers. They viewed sin as an inescapable burden of individuals and society. The perfectionist idea that evil could be banished from the world struck them as an affront to genuine religion, and they bitterly opposed what they saw as reformers' efforts to impose their own version of Protestant morality on their neighbors.

What occurs when a person has left bundle branch block?

There are several types of left bundle branch block, each producing its own characteristic mechanism of failure. In each case, the nerve impulse is blocked or delayed. Patients with LBBB may have left ventricular disease or cardiomyopathy.

Why did the framers of the constitution why not expect political parties?

Kelly, They believed that parties, factions as they called them, would be bad for republican self government because people could become more loyal to their party than the country and more concerned for the party's power than the good of the common weal. Michael Montagne Per the previous comment, the founding fathers knew that factions would naturally develop. See federalist paper #10. Madison describes faction as "...a number of citizens, whether amounting to a majority or a minority of the whole, who are united and actuated by some common impulse of passion, or of interest, adversed to the rights of other citizens, or to the permanent and aggregate interests of the community." Madison also said, "There are again two methods of removing the causes of faction: the one, by destroying the liberty which is essential to its existence; the other, by giving to every citizen the same opinions, the same passions, and the same interests." Because neither of these are possible factions must exist. However, the way to maintain a balance of power is through a "multiplicity of faction." If they are all fighting for the same power, factions will give a little to gain a little. If the founding fathers established political parties, they would grow in power too rapidly to control and before you knew it the government would become an oligarchy - rule of the few, and/or tyrannical.

What is Shey's Rebellion?

The rebellion started on August 29, 1786, and by January 1787, over one thousand Shaysites had been arrested. A militia that had been raised as a private army defeated an attack on the federal Springfield Armory by the main Shaysite force on February 3, 1787, and four rebels were killed in the action. The leader Daniel Shays was a former Captain in the Continental Army, under General George Washington. Daniel Shays and many other former Continental Army members and other now local farmers were being taxed out of their farm's and property. After many attempt's to have the Massachusetts Government respond and do something about these people losing their homes and livelihood's they organized many meeting, much like they did before the revolution to no avail. They then started closing down debtor courts and releasing imprisoned debtors from jail. This lead to the full scale revolt, 'Shay's Rebellion'.Massachusetts Governor James Bowdoin organized the military force funded through taxes on eastern merchants to confront the rebels.The importance of this rebellion is the closeness of George Washington to Captain Shay's and other's that were losing everything they fought against Britain to guarantee to everyone in America. This led George Washington to once again step up for his country and be the chair residing over the Constitutional Convention.There was a lack of an institutional response to the uprising, which energized calls to reevaluate the Articles of Confederation and gave strong impetus to the Philadelphia Convention which began on May 17, 1787. Shays' Rebellion produced fears that the Revolution's democratic impulse had gotten out of hand.

How does due process protect us citizens?

Due process states that our government must follow a certain procedure, for example when charging someone for a crime. This in this case includes reading the Miranda rights, letting you have an attorney, etc. Without due process, the government could mistreat citizens and throw you in jail without any restrictions.