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State and Local Government January 12, 2011 Chapter 1 We are in the 112 th Congressional session (under President Barack Obama) Past elections in the state of Florida have been primarily Republican- candidate electing See red (Republican) vs. blue state (Democratic) map Democrats tend to be more liberal; Republicans tend to be more conservative o Most Americans are moderate Political parties are not mentioned in the constitution (George Washington actually warned against it) Brief Background of U.S. Social Security created under FDR’s New Deal program Clinton gave Welfare policy-making power back to the States in 1996 Proposition 209 o California was the first state to ban affirmative action in 1996 Affirmative action banned in Florida in 1999 o One Florida Initiative Later filtered to Michigan, Washington and South Carolina Break-down of U.S. California is the most populous, followed by Texas, followed by New York, followed by Florida Most liberal states in the U.S. are the following: California, New York,
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