Essays Tagged: "Federalism"


overnment which have become fundamental to the nation?s political operation. Some of which included federalism, and separation of powers.Federalism , is also referred to as federal government, a natio ... onal Convention to confront the crisis, and this historic meeting produced the principles of modern federalism. They wrote the Constitution of the United States, an almost entirely new document. The C ...

(4 pages) 388 3 4.7 Mar/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Our Living Constitution: An modern interpretation of the flexibility of the constitution and how much foresight our fore fathers had in the wording of it, not much history, mostly interpretation

forth by our Founding Fathers are nothing short of ingenious. The principles of limited government, federalism, separation of powers, and the statement of individual liberties simply give the underlyi ...

(4 pages) 274 1 4.3 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

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

Federalism has been one of the most controversial terms in American Government since its creation in ... ontroversial terms in American Government since its creation in 1789. Confusion over the meaning of federalism and disagreement over its implications have not ceased since the debate over the constitu ... has never conformed precisely to any theoretical idea. The definition that we have come to study of federalism is: A political system in which power is divided between the central government and its t ...

(5 pages) 262 1 2.1 Nov/2002

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government


Federalism has been defined as the sharing of power between the states and the national government. ...

(1 pages) 31 1 3.4 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

How have federal mandates effected the ideas of federalism?

Federal Mandates Through out the 1930's, Federalism began to grow along with an increased power towards federal grants and mandates due to th ... rol over the states by placing federal money to particular federal mandates. Over the past 25 years Federalism has dramatically changed as a result of an increase in federal mandates. Starting with Ji ... ncrease in federal mandates. Starting with Jimmy Carter trying to return the government to Creative Federalism, he wanted to give federal aid to poor communities and to use public funds to promote pri ...

(4 pages) 95 0 4.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Federal and unitary systems of government.

will first define what each system of government involves and then attempt to compare and contrast.Federalism is the creation of two layers of government, the federal government and the constituent s ... ms of government immediately individualise themselves from one another in their definitions. Within federalism the constituent states have a shared responsibility with the central government and their ...

(5 pages) 22505 0 4.2 Apr/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Was the War of 1812 a Second war for independence for America?

n American history in that it moved America from Jefferson's Republicanism, as well as any signs of Federalism, and towards Jacksonian democracy. The War of 1812 has been called a Second War for Ameri ...

(2 pages) 63 0 5.0 Jul/2003

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

Discuess Nationalism in the early 1800's. Includes Neo-Federalism, Era of Good Feelings, Marbury vs. Madison, Monroe Doctrine, etc.

Some historians refer to Jeffersonian-republicanism as "Neo-Federalism" or "Jeffersonian Federalism". People could argue that this is an inaccurate statement, w ...

(5 pages) 107 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Centralization vs. Decentralization in America. Federalism. Is most of the power of America given to the states, or to the national government?

Federalism has always been an issue for the USA since the 228 years ago we were declared a nation. F ... gress the power to tax, fixing the mistake in the Articles of Confederation.A lot of people believe federalism is still an issue even today. One example of this is when welfare was created. From the G ... 2 billion each year (costs of welfare with all states put together). This issue makes our country's federalism policy a little confusing.

(2 pages) 93 0 4.7 Feb/2004

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science

Distinguish between federalism, unitary and confedrate goverment

Federalism is a governmental organization in which authority is divided between two sovereign levels ... ich authority is divided between two sovereign levels of government.·National·RegionalFederalism is a method of government where decision on taxes and education are shared between two po ...

(1 pages) 56 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Evaluate the impact of the High Court of Australia on Australia's Federal Experience.

n Australia's federal experience, it's important to discuss the High Court, ideas of centralism and federalism and the five phases of the High Court.The High Court of Australia is the superior court o ... al powers but there were no major extensions of Federal power. State rights were more protected and federalism in its original context was maintained. A significant case of this phase is the State Ban ...

(6 pages) 79 0 4.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

The Supreme Court and its effects on the balance of power between federal and state. (McCullogh v Maryland, Lochner v NY, Nebbia v NY) The role of Supreme Court in relation to federalism.

political scuffles concerning the proper balance of power between federal power and states rights. Federalism has been an ongoing debate and how it should be dealt with has also been questioned. Fede ... he time frame during a specific case, is necessary for one to understand when viewing such cases of federalism. Events such as the War of 1812, Industrial Revolution, and the Great Depression, are eno ...

(8 pages) 140 0 4.0 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Did the Constitution intend for a multi-party political system, or did this system simply become prevalent in America on its own?

parties served to balance each other and helped keep the government from sliding to either extreme Federalism or extreme Republicanism. In this fashion, multiple political parties allowed Americans t ...

(4 pages) 35 1 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

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

Over the last twenty-five years, federalism has transformed due to the increase in federal mandates on state and local governments. F ... ystem their goal was to protect personal liberty and create a separation of powers. Over the years, federalism's goal of decentralization evolved giving states more leeway. Mandates, however, have in ... s and environmental protection. The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, for example, shows how federalism has changed and how mandates have augmented the regulation of state and local governments ...

(3 pages) 57 1 5.0 Mar/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

State vs. Federal

e federal laws differ from state laws we must first begin by defining the powers of our government. Federalism is the principle that divides the powers between governments and makes provisions for cha ...

(5 pages) 378 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays

Aaron Burr's Influence on the American Political System

berty. Nevertheless, the spirit of discontent lurked in the hearts of its now disorganized members. Federalism to them was aristocracy, and aristocracy reigned. The time was at hand for organizing thi ... oth branches of the legislature, and General Schuyler was the perceived as the example of dignified Federalism. While on the other hand, the youthful Burr had never tampered with national politics, wa ...

(18 pages) 55 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Federalism and Education.

he states' interaction with the national government. These situations have not only shined light on federalism but have also brought out the real motives of the national government. Federalism has sho ... e the state cannot do whatever they want with the money. This plays a huge role in the balancing of federalism because without the federal government having strings attached, the states could do whate ...

(3 pages) 86 0 5.0 Nov/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government

Why did the USSR collapse after 72 years?

policies. Though a long history under the old Soviet system, where the hierarchy of soviets, ethnic federalism, state socialism and Communist Party dominance were imperative contributors, the essentia ...

(4 pages) 50 0 1.7 Apr/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > World History > International Organizations & Conflicts

Smoking Bans: This is a paper for political science regarding smoking bans in restaurants.

lly different things. It is that division between the state courts and the Supreme Court that shows federalism in America. One group must look at the entire nation and the other, just their own consti ... ol the economy of the state?" (Baker 4). The division of power between state and federal courts, or federalism, is now evident in the issue (Janda 61). It is because of federalism that the state court ...

(8 pages) 55 0 3.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Law > Issues

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

icans. Indeed, the nation's confederal system of government was eventually rejected and replaced by federalism, a political philosophy that calls for a sharing of power between the national government ... a, where they would draft the Constitution, a groundbreaking document that introduced the policy of federalism, which called for equally powerful national and state governments that would be able to c ...

(6 pages) 37 1 0.0 Feb/2007

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Government