10-7-10-14---what is a Political Party

10-7-10-14---what is a Political Party - 10-7-10 o Depend...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
10-7-10 o Depend upon a positive affirmation The challenges with federalism • A federal government is a union of sovereign states o Typically operates through the instrumentality of the states o No direct relationship between federal government and the citizens • A national government has a direct relationship between national government and the people o FDA o EPA/Clean Air Act emission standards o Welfare o Most programs are paid by the federal government and are administered by the states o Interstate construction and maintenance is 90% federal spending and 10% state spending o Federal government can attach regulations to money appropriated to the states • Much of the governing was supposed to be done at the state level o Congress has the power to regulate trade among the states o Interstate Commerce Act o What about enforcing pollution standards with industries that do not participate in interstate commerce o National problems might fall under the realm of the federal government o Federal government has the resources to solve society’s major problems • Civil War (13th→15th amendments) o State citizenship a function of national citizenship o Constitutional restrictions on states: equal protection of laws • 16th amendment o Authorized the federal government to tax income o Extensive source of revenue • New Deal/WWII o National economic crisis to which the states were not considered equal o Federal public works programs and entitlements o Federal government became a major player in the lives of the elderly and the poor
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 06/09/2011 for the course POLITICS 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Oglethorpe.

Page1 / 3

10-7-10-14---what is a Political Party - 10-7-10 o Depend...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online