Essays Tagged: "state governments"

The Writing of the American Constitution

They also had experience in governing . More than forty of the delegates held high offices in state governments , including three who were governors. The founders believed in the idea that the p ... Virginia Plan proposed a two house legislature. A lower house directly elected by the people of the states based on the population , and an upper house elected by the lower house.The congress was to h ...

(2 pages) 114 0 3.9 Oct/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Confuciniasm in The US today

nt should be run for the well-being ofthe people. For that to happen, more power has to be given to stategovernments, in order to really suit the needs of the countries people. Thegovernment could nar ... part of the country. Ithink they would find a good number of the struggles to be similar.Therefore, stated would work together in order to solve universal problems.For example, you could eliminate a p ...

(1 pages) 58 0 4.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy > Classical Philosophy

Cynisism in American Politics

the time and seventy-one percent said only some of the time. When asked the same question of their state governments, the results were only slightly better. Thirty percent said most of the time and s ... s is not a perfect world. These numbers are too high though. What caused this problem in the United States, what is the extend of this problem in our country, and is this distrust of our government ev ...

(4 pages) 77 0 3.7 Apr/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Lincoln, the capital of the Cornhusker State, Nebraska

The city of Lincoln is the capital of the Cornhusker State, Nebraska. Lincoln is located in the southeastern part of the state, about 60 miles (100 kilom ... ural area.In the city are the buildings that house the various departments of the city, county, and state governments, the state mental and orthopedic hospitals, and the state penitentiary. Also locat ... re a veterans' hospital and the regional headquarters of the Veterans Administration and the United States Department of Agriculture.The University of Nebraska was founded in Lincoln in 1869. The city ...

(2 pages) 57 0 4.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Teacher Certification

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 become an increasingly ' ... eacher certification.In our country today there is a general consistency among the requirements for state certification of teachers. Most states require their teacher institutions to establish a teach ...

(5 pages) 161 0 4.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Government's Half-Witted Beaurocratic Laws in the US

Todays big government is atypical display of bureaucracy in itsmost creative state. Due to theenormous bureaucracy withintodays state governments, manylaws have been passed thro ... f the people in ournation most likely would not decideto drive with a blindfold on. Yet, theAlabama state government needs tohave power so it passed the 'nodriving while blindfold' law.Alabama is not ... on one'shands seems unlikely.Florida may be one of themost creative legal suppressors inthe Unites States. One law reads'Women may be fined up to 150dollars if they fall asleep under a hairdryer, as ...

(5 pages) 68 1 3.0 Jan/1997

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law

Shay's Rebellion and the Modern Militia

t of an American...the unlimited power of the sword is not in the hand of either the federal or the state governments, but where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the People.'-Tench ... y far-right extremist militias. All three assembled the poor yet supporting back-bone of the United States; fearful of the government's potential; and dramatically influenced the general public.The in ...

(3 pages) 43 0 3.7 Nov/1996

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Military & International Conflicts & Security


Act was a prodigious step in the right direction.In the past few years, the federal governments and state governments have tried to change and improve the welfare system. The Clinton Administration ca ... be placed on benefits and savings are to go to deficit reduction. The bill's main thrust is to give states greater control over the benefits programs, work programs, and Aid to Families with Dependent ...

(12 pages) 233 0 5.0 Apr/1997

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

The Failure of Reconstruction after the Civil War

an was a reintegration policy that did not, by any means, force any Southerners or their respective state governments to modify their views on the rights of freedmen. Under Lincoln's plan, a state cou ... nt of its voters in the presidential election of 1860 had taken an oath of allegiance to the United States and pledged to abide by emancipation (483). In 1865, Johnson added that states were to ratify ...

(3 pages) 143 1 5.0 Dec/2002

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

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

ticles of Confederation its powers included conducting foreign relations, settling disputes between states, controlling maritime affairs, regulating Indian trade, and valuing state and national coinag ... ed to raise revenue to finance the war and other essential needs that a country need money for. The state governments had control of taxing the American people but many were unwilling to do so. So to ...

(3 pages) 91 0 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How can the division of law-making powers between Commonwealth and states be altered? (Australian Legal System)

t the turn of the nineteenth century to establish the law-making capacities of both the federal and state governments, they had a definite vision that the majority of political activity should continu ... ey had a definite vision that the majority of political activity should continue to be performed at state level. However, it is a usual feature of a federal system of government that the balance of la ...

(5 pages) 89 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

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

with a stronger national government we will be able to get more things done. The government is in a state of near anarchy. The Articles as they are do not have the strength that is needed to establish ... nment is needed to deal with these problems. The Constitution provides adequate protections for the state governments to prevent their being destroyed by the national government.It is very important t ...

(2 pages) 32 0 3.0 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

The Southern states were in political and economic ruins after the civil war.

with special reference to the situation of the freed slaves in that part of the countryThe Southern states were in political and economic ruins after the civil war. Severaldifficult decades of reconst ... . Severaldifficult decades of reconstructing the south lay ahead. In the short term, theFederal and state governments needed to plan for the adoption of new state constitutions,new land policies, and ...

(3 pages) 76 0 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Too Much Democracy?

Back in 1776 when the United States was only composed of thirteen states and the American people of those states had a fear of a ... led up to violence. All the problems of the articles were the results of too much democracy in the state governments. The articles caused democratic principles, equality and participation, to be viol ... nd there were no Judicial or Executive branches. Basically, the Congress could not control what the states and the people in the states did. So in some cases the States took away property and money fr ...

(2 pages) 40 0 1.7 Nov/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Reasons for the Rise of Political Parties in The US.

"One side appears to believe that there is a serious plot to overturn the State governments, and substitute a monarchy to the present republican system, the other side firmly ... t there is a serious plot to overturn the general government and elevate the separate powers of the States upon its ruins." (Out of Many, 203) Simple suspicion and a clash of political ideology led to ... to take a stand against Hamilton when Hamilton proposed his fiscal program. He wanted to refinance state debt to strengthen the union and thereby increase centralization. He also wanted to create a m ...

(5 pages) 80 0 3.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

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 ... 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 powers of th ...

(3 pages) 46 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Growth Of political Parties in the 1790s.

position to the Federal party began in 1790, when Hamilton broached a project for the assumption of State debts by the central government. It grew stronger in 1791, when he proposed to establish a nat ... 1791, when he proposed to establish a national bank. Jefferson, who had been the first Secretary of State, was now found at the head of a party in open opposition to the administration. This party, th ...

(2 pages) 43 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

How does the separation of powers in the US constitution both facilitate good government and check tyranny?

system because it established 'two sovereigns ', dual federalism, instead of one. Both national and state power was limited by the independent creations of the national government and the state govern ... her chance of tyranny through a unitary government in the US. Indeed, for a century and a half, the state governments had the greater share of power, whilst the national government was strangled of ec ...

(5 pages) 137 0 3.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Federalists VS Anti-Federalists

titution between May and September 1787, had no authority to impose it on the American people. Nine states had to ratify the Constitution, in order for it to be in effect. However they were several pr ... upporters of the Constitution called themselves the Federalists, and their opponents, who supported states rights over centralized power, were called the Anti-federalists.The Anti-federalists' argumen ...

(3 pages) 106 0 4.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers

The Ongoing Debate Over the Division of Powers Between the National Government and the States

The ongoing debate on the division of powers between the national government and the states began with the founding of the republic in 1787 and still continues today. In 1787 the debate ... effort to slow the growth of the federal government by returning many of the functions back to the state, called the Devolution Revolution. The U.S. Supreme court continues to make decisions that hav ... U.S. Supreme court continues to make decisions that have a direct impact on the power given to the states in relation to the federal government.Although the political process has the final decision i ...

(3 pages) 102 0 5.0 Feb/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays