Essays Tagged: "National Government"

Explain the impact of the Articles of the Confederation on the Constitutional Convention of 1787. How were the imperfections of the Articles ‘corrected’ with the new constitution?

articles bound states together, but this tie was so weak that central government was impossible. "A national government should have the ability to enforce its authority, have a clear description of wh ... l" of the Confederacy. "The greatest financial weakness of the articles as a structure for reliable national government, was the lack of an independent congressional income."11 Without it, congress co ...

(7 pages) 524 3 4.6 Mar/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

What led up to the signing of the American Constitution.

on was written in 1787. It was written to create a stronger federalgovernment, one which could pass national legislation, levy taxes, mediate between thestates, and create a standard currency. Before ... tspower because of the colonists' fear of central government.The restriction was so severe that the national government was unable to function. Thishad created a time of economic turmoil and panic. Th ...

(2 pages) 82 0 4.0 May/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Teacher Certification

eachers is important to the creation of an ideal education system, which is one of the goals of our national government and State governments. Over the years the whole educational reform movement has ... y brings about a small problem in the educational spectrum of our world. In my opinion, there is no national and universal set of requirements for teacher certification. The variety of different metho ...

(5 pages) 161 0 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Power Shifts in Intergovernmental Relations, a Result of Fiscal Federalism

Fiscal federalism is the result of the states' dependence on the national government for funds. Until 1913, the national government had minimal monetary resources, t ... states. Once effected, the Sixteenth Amendment resulted in the amassing of government funds on the national level. This reserve of money enabled the national government to initiate a multitude of nat ... ate highway--as well as provide grants to the states. It is primarily through these grants that the national government can exert influence over state affairs; for, by designating restrictions in the ...

(3 pages) 110 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The history of Federalism in the United States and it's roots, meaning, and effects.

vided between the central government and its two component parts- in the United States, between the national government and the states. Exactly how power should be divided, and to resolve disputes ove ... deralism. Duel federalism, also known as "layer cake" federalism recognizes that both the state and national governments are supreme within their respective spheres of power. Cooperative or "marble ca ...

(5 pages) 262 1 2.1 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Constitutional Democracy

lance powers within government, giving local powers to local governments, and general powers to the national government; that men are born equal and should be treated as equal before the law. The fram ... ts who are still married? While every American can be denied almost nothing because of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, familial status, or disability, a lot of Americans aren't in the pos ...

(7 pages) 141 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Power of Congress to Regulate and Enfore the Interstate Trade Clause in the Constitution

vernment which put strong emphasis on State rights. The Articles of Confederation did not allow the national government to levy taxes, set tariffs, or regulate interstate. These flaws in the articles ... ders perceived the law.The Constitutional Convention started with many objectives to strengthen the national government. The first question which arose was whether to create a new document or to revis ...

(6 pages) 104 0 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Analyze the degree to which the Articles of Confederation provided an effective form of government with respect to any TWO of the following: -Foreign Relations -Economic Conditions -Western Lands

sputes between states, controlling maritime affairs, regulating Indian trade, and valuing state and national coinage. It purposely did not give the national government all the power in fear of tyranny ... oth inadequate in economic conditions and foreign relations.Under the Articles of Confederation the national government was not allowed to raise revenue to finance the war and other essential needs th ...

(3 pages) 91 0 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History


Federalism has been defined as the sharing of power between the states and the national government. It has been a major historical and political issue throughout U.S. history and ...

(1 pages) 31 1 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

How have federal mandates effected the ideas of federalism?

and mandates due to the effects of the Depression. During the New Deal the Supreme Court ruled that national spending was not limited to just specific grants any more. The national government now had ... mote private investment for certain problems while trying to create a partnership between state and national government. On the other hand, Ronald Reagan reigned against big government during his four ...

(4 pages) 95 0 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Why the U.S. Constitution should not be ratified.

lemen. My name is ___________ and I am a Federalist. As a Federalist I believe that with a stronger national government we will be able to get more things done. The government is in a state of near an ... tion is not ratified that America will break up into thirteen different nations.It is true that the national government would have greater power than it did under the Articles of Confederation. But it ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Articles of confederation.

articles bound states together, but this tie was so weak that central government was impossible. A national government should have the ability to enforce its authority, have a clear description of wh ... e ratified.In July 1775, Benjamin Franklin presented Congress with the first written plan for a new national government, the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Other plans also were introd ...

(3 pages) 82 0 3.7 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Religious Tolerance After September 11th.

igious beliefs, but Christians are the majority in the public, and the overwhelming majority in our national government. As much as our political leaders state that they in no way discriminate against ... es, but only recently come to affect us. While these attacks have brought beneficial change to U.S. national security policies, the changes have been too acute and too concentrated on Muslims. Proacti ...

(6 pages) 152 2 2.8 Aug/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

Did the Macdonald governments effectively tackle unemployment and poverty from the depression in 1929 up to 1935?

iod two governments came in to power. The Labour government 1929-3, led by Ramsey Macdonald and the national government 1931-5, which consisted of Conservative and Liberals led by Macdonald, in a coal ... e leader. A Laissez Faire policy was pursued by Labour up until the end of their office, whilst the National Government abandoned this policy in favour for policies of more direct action, to deal with ...

(6 pages) 34 0 1.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > European History

Too Much Democracy?

s only composed of thirteen states and the American people of those states had a fear of a powerful national government the Articles of Confederation were created and put into effect. The Articles of ... n and that weakened the already bad economy (because of the war). Another example would be when the national government signed the Treaty of Paris to protect loyalists in the US. Even though it was si ...

(2 pages) 40 0 1.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

McCulloch vs. Maryland.

of Maryland. This was around the time that the big and small state plans were being determined and national and state laws were blurry in how much power each of them had. This case has to do with the ... ernments. It was the case that also had to do with the necessary and proper clause, and stated that national government has power of state and local governments.The whole case began because of problem ...

(3 pages) 46 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

This essay is about the American Constitution during 1787

s of the Constitution were called Federalists because they wanted a federal system of government- a national government, combining all thirteen states under one. It would deal with the nation's proble ... t states would lose individual rights. Other anti-federalists, like Mercy Warren (Mass.), felt the "National Constitution" was a "dark secret"-plots by those "growing rich" while lovers of freedom suf ...

(2 pages) 41 0 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Should the new America have a strong national government with a centralized authority and commercial economy, or a modest centralized government that should remain on the side of the minority?

Should the new America have a strong national government with a centralized authority and commercial economy, or a modest centralized gov ... e Revolution, funded by the wealthy, giving them a permanent stake in the government but creating a national debt. (Document 2) Republicans did not like this.Jefferson and Madison, on the other hand, ...

(2 pages) 68 0 3.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Jeffersonian Republicans are usually characterized as strict constructionists who were opposed to the broad constructionism of the Federalists. Assess the validity.

itution. He is a large advocator of state rights, and he states that he is not in favor of a strong national government. In the end of this letter, Jefferson states that "the true theory of the consti ... n, in his early years favored a broad interpretation of the constitution. He favored central power, national rights, etc. By the 1790s however, Madison's views seemed to change drastically. He became ...

(3 pages) 88 0 4.3 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

American Reconstruction: Sucess or failure? Essay explains how reconstruction could have been inforced and how it persist into present day..

ught to the Southern states and enforced. At the time though, the states had a lot of power and the national government was weaker than it is today in enforcing national rule, thus the laws regarding ...

(1 pages) 168 2 1.8 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History