Essays Tagged: "state and local governments"

Reconstruction in Early America

s in the armies and navy.In the South Reconstruction meant rebuilding the economy, establishing new state and local governments and establishing a new social structure between whites and blacks. Durin ... ln had expanded his presidency. With his power he hoped to set up loyal governments in the Southern states that were under Union control. Lincoln appointed new temporary governors and instructed each ...

(4 pages) 271 0 5.0 Feb/1997

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. ... was best carried out by groups that were closely bound by ties of kinship, belief and history, the state and local governments.When the federal government was established by the U.S. Constitution in ... g money. The Tenth Amendment of the Bill of Rights, clarified that all other powers belonged to the states: "The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to ...

(1 pages) 31 1 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

McCulloch vs. Maryland.

t cases of all time took place in Maryland in 1818. The case was between James W. McCulloch vs. the state of Maryland. This was around the time that the big and small state plans were being determined ... blurry in how much power each of them had. This case has to do with the powers of the national and state governments. It was the case that also had to do with the necessary and proper clause, and sta ...

(3 pages) 46 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Economics of State Lotteries.

I. IntroductionLotteries held a prominent place in the early history of the United States, including a role in the financing the establishment of the first British colonies. They wher ... ving streets, building wharves and constructing churches. Most of the early lotteries in the United States were run by state and local governments, but during the 19th century, a number of private com ... t public lotteries. After a number of celebrated cases of fraud in these privatized lotteries, most states moved to ban lotteries. By 1894, no state permitted lotteries and 35 states had constitutiona ...

(11 pages) 170 0 4.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Economics

The relationship between the US Federal Government and state governments from 1781 to present

The government of the United States is constantly changing. From the moment the country was born until today, there have been man ... until today, there have been many eras and concepts that have transpired over the years. The United States federal government and state and local governments have gone through periods for transition f ... tory, one must first understand the history of the relationships between the federal government and state and local governments. The Constitution of the U.S. establishes a direct link between state go ...

(4 pages) 253 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

What should the government do about segregation in our public schools today? Does it matter to you, that students often attend public schools that are populated only by students of their own race?

to do what they did not do back in the seventies. The national governments should pass laws to give state and local governments' power to try to help desegregate the public schools. One of the laws co ... power to try to help desegregate the public schools. One of the laws could be for example, that all state governments have the power to come into the public schools and see how the classes are sorted. ...

(3 pages) 51 0 4.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

State and Local Government Internet Research

rinciples (GAAP) are the minimum standardsand guidelines for financial accounting and reporting for state and local governments.These principles were developed to establish requirements for the fair p ... with government have influenced the development of governmental accounting principles and practices:State law usually dictates the local government accounting policies and systems, may specify the typ ...

(3 pages) 163 0 4.9 Nov/2004

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Essay about Mandates and Federalism, from AP Government class. Great analysis with bibliography.

r the last twenty-five years, federalism has transformed due to the increase in federal mandates on state and local governments. Federalism refers to a political system in which there are local units ... create a separation of powers. Over the years, federalism's goal of decentralization evolved giving states more leeway. Mandates, however, have in a way, increased federal power, imposing requirements ...

(3 pages) 57 1 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Public Education in US

Public Education in the United States, programs of instruction offered to children, adolescents, and adults in the United States th ... to children, adolescents, and adults in the United States through schools and colleges operated by state and local governments. Unlike the nationally regulated and financed education systems of many ... ny other industrialized societies, American public education is primarily the responsibility of the states and individual school districts.The national system of formal education in the United States ...

(19 pages) 501 0 3.9 Apr/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

The Americans with Disabilities Act and its impact on athletics

the Americans with Disabilities Act, which took effect July 26, 1992, prohibits private employers, state and local governments, employment agencies and labor unions from discriminating against qualif ... ase was dealing with Ford Olinger, also a professional golfer with a disability. He sued the United States Golf Association ("USGA"), claiming he should be allowed to use a golf cart in U.S. Open comp ...

(8 pages) 78 0 4.3 Jun/2005

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

State and Federal Systems

The law that governs the land in regards to employment, whether under the Federal or State jurisdiction has something in common. That is to protect the rights of employees against any t ... ights are basic knowledge, employees are mostly not aware of the protection offered by the Federal, State and local governments against the offenders and violators of the Employment Law. Nowadays, the ... the end.Many people are surprised to learn that there is not a single "court system" in the United States of America. Every state has its own court system to handle cases that involve disputes or cri ...

(3 pages) 208 0 3.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Hatch Act.

ue.In response to Jefferson's concern, the heads of the executive departments issued an order which stated that while it is "the right of any officer or federal employee to give his vote of others nor ... ies of federal employees, employees of the District of Columbia government and certain employees of state and local governments.Before 1979, the U.S. Civil Service Commission had primary responsibilit ...

(1 pages) 16 1 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

An essay on the economic role of the government in the mixed-market economy of the United States.

a continuum, with command economies on one side and the free markets on the other side. The United States has a free market economy but with a notable amount of government intervention, therefore it ... on, therefore it has a mixed economy. The government acts as a provider and regulator of the United States' mixed economy through setting legal limits and sensible policies for economic functions for ...

(2 pages) 50 0 0.0 Oct/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Overview On The Department Of Homeland Security

Homeland Security leverages resources within Federal, state, and local governments, coordinating the transition of multiple agencies and programs into a s ... an people and their homeland. More than 87,000 different governmental jurisdictions at the federal, state, and local level have homeland security responsibilities.Those agencies making up the Departme ... der Protection, whose top priority is to keep terrorists and their weapons from entering the United States. CBP prevents narcotics, agricultural pests and smuggled goods from entering the country and ...

(2 pages) 265 2 3.5 May/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Thomas Jefferson vs. Alexander Hamilton

The United States was founded without political parties, but differences in the ideologies between the Federali ... eaders of America's political parties, their views on foreign policy, the federal government versus state governments, and economic policies contrasted even more.The national government was just begin ... nal government was just beginning to work well, and after the ratification of the Constitution, the state and local governments still very strong. Hamilton, a lax Constitutionalist, wanted an organize ...

(2 pages) 76 0 5.0 Jun/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

The Legality and Ethics of Business Background Checks.

fective against the federal government while the Fourteenth Amendment imposes these restrictions on state and local governments. The Fourth Amendment is not effective against private entities.Since 9/ ... "safety sensitive" positions or on hazardous job sites as determined by an employer. Although most states allow random testing, some states and specific counties within certain states do not.Ethicall ...

(7 pages) 220 0 3.0 Oct/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Problems with the Articles of Confederation that were addressed by the Constitution and the importance of the issue of power centralization in American politics today

Since the birth of the United States, the issue over how strong the national government should be has always been a controversial ... rs contend that a powerful central government will inevitably become a tyranny. Although the United States would wholeheartedly embrace the idea of a loose alliance of independent states at first, the ... itical philosophy that calls for a sharing of power between the national government and the smaller state and local governments. But how should this power be shared? Who should have the final say in t ...

(6 pages) 37 1 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Regulatory Risk

up. The federal government can protect the population from the pollution that flows down from other states. The federal government expects the local governments to enforce national environmental laws, ... ental laws, including the Clean Water Act. However, the federal government has some concerns if the state and local governments are managing the inspections in a timely manner. The federal government ...

(8 pages) 609 0 5.0 Jun/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law


eaucratic structure. Currently, public schools are supported by a combination of taxes collected by state and local governments. The voucher plan turns this system upside down by continuing to collect ... porters declare that as long as the tuition voucher belongs to the parent, it is no business of the state to which schools the voucher goes. Comparing the vouchers to food stamps, which do not require ...

(6 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education


in Bosco After the end of the Civil War at Appomattox, our nation's leaders attempted to reorganize state and local governments in the fallen Confederacy, reestablish normal relations between the Nort ... mediate possibility of a once again prosperous Union. The Radical Republicans serving in the United States Congress in the period after the Civil War had little concern for the economic well-being of ...

(2 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars