How Have the Concepts of Popular Sovereignty, Rule of Law and Tolerance Developed Through Time

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The United State has been established based on the foundation ideas of Popular Sovereignty, Rule of Law, and Tolerance. Those ideas have become the strong pillars for our Founding Fathers to build a new society (Coaty 23) which vividly accounted in the U.S. Constitution. The questions arise, what are the Popular Sovereignty, Rule of Law, and Tolerance? Why those ideas have become so vital?
The Popular Sovereignty means is a form of power that a nation state has over itself and its people. This was an idea that the government was created and sustained by the consent of its people, where the political power was mainly derived from. Rule of Law is the measure that used to shape the whole society under the certain order. Rule of
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This system avoids the monopoly of powers in certain branch and keeps one branch doesn't have stronger power than others. Under the Constitution, the bicameral legislative representations are chosen by the people. The judicial branch members are appointed for life by the Executive branch leader. Under certain laws that derived from the Constitution, the civilization was shaped into the order society.
About 130 years after the Treaty of Paris was signed, Woodrow Wilson, our 28th United State president, proposed his "Fourteen points" in the Treaty of Vessels. His intention to bring peace for the whole world including the popular sovereignty where he argued each nation has the leader that its people vote for not the dictator or the kings. He stressed on the idea of popular sovereignty as the most substantial thing. Instead of only applying that idea within United State, he also applied it to the European countries which just slightly recovered from the World War 1. Woodrow Wilson won the Peace Nobel Prize because of his important proposition. On the same hand, the United Nations Charter included nineteen chapters instead of brief fourteen points of President Woodrow Wilson. This is the great leap of evolution of popular sovereignty where the five strongest countries and other fifty countries together settle down the matter of the world, especially world peace and resolution for global problems.
In conclusion, Popular Sovereignty, Rule of Law, and


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