Tutor profile: Chase B.
Subject: US Government and Politics
What is a presidential primary?
A presidential primary is when you have candidates from one party all trying to be nominated by that party to run for president in the general election which happens in November. So the Democratic Presidential Primary would be made of democrats like Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders competing to get the nomination. The Republican Presidential Primary would be Donald Trump versus other Republicans like in 2016 when he went against Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and many others. Essentially this is an election to decide who will get to actually run for president. Each time one of these candidates wins a state they get delegates. You can think of delegates as points. The more delegates you have the more points you have, and the greater your chance of being the nominee. If someone wins a majority of the points they automatically get the party nomination, and move on to the general election.
What is a tripartite thesis?
Well to understand what a tripartite thesis is first we need to know what a thesis is. A thesis in writing is your claim. There is always a reason for what you write about. With a thesis statement you are telling your audience what the paper will be about, and the evidence you are going to provide to prove your points. A tripartite thesis is a 3 part thesis. Remember tri means three so that should help you remember. The 3 parts are your big pieces of evidence to support your claim. For example let us say my argument is "Taylor Swift is the greatest artist of the decade." My thesis statement would be Taylor Swift is the artist of the decade because of her jump from country star to global superstar, her charitable work, and her record sales." Each of those points is going to be a paragraph that I go more in depth with to prove my point.
Why does the US have 3 branches of government?
The US has 3 branches of government because the founding fathers wanted to ensure that no branch was too powerful. To achieve this they rely on two concepts: Separation of Powers and a system of Check and Balances. Let's start with separation of powers. Simply put this means each branch has an area of expertise. The Legislative Branch (Congress), makes the laws. The Executive Branch (President) enforces the laws, and the Judicial Branch (The Courts) make sure that the laws passed are good laws. Checks and Balances are powers that each branch has over another. Congress creates the budget that the president has to work with. Without money the president cannot do their job. The president is able to veto a bill that he/she has issues with, which means they decide not to sign it into law. The Supreme Court is the final say on if a law is constitutional. That means that if a president and congress pass a law that goes against the U.S. Constitution the Supreme Court can toss it out forcing the other two branches to go back to the drawing board and make a better law.
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