3-20-06 Hist105

3-20-06 Hist105 - o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o...

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Review/Summary o Federalism – sovereign states have concurrent jurisdiction. o In the US, both the national and state gov have jurisdiction over citizens. o Throughout the antebellum era, state gov remained the authority that interacted “individually” with American citizens. o National gov would remain within its appropriate “sphere” o The question became – “what is the national gov’s appropriate sphere.” o States remained the primary authority for most citizens. o This reflected a consensus among most Americans o Local control helped spur economic development in the different regions of the country o Also, limiting the power of the national gov ensured that it would never abolish slavery Myth of Laissez – Faire o Many have developed this the “myth of laissez-farire” – The belief that there was little gov control over economy in the 19 th century o This is not true – gov and regulation occurred at a different level; not national, but state and local. Economic Development in the south
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2008 for the course HIST 105 taught by Professor Hatfield during the Spring '07 term at Texas A&M.

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3-20-06 Hist105 - o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o...

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