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our political culture because of all the economic opportunities available in this great state. Among the people there is always the high hope of prosperity and they are able to grow with this encouragement from the government by providing low taxes and as of right now by the popular belief of not raising taxes in the election. These all influence our government and people
October 26greatly.Describe the character of federal–state relations today. How much influence does the federal government wield over the states? What tools can it use to coerce state compliance with federal measures? What means do states have to resist federal initiatives?The federal-state relations today are on an almost slippery slope. The federal governments powers over the states seems to be waning slowly over time since the states believe they are capable of running themselves with no input from the federal government. For example many states have "legalized" the use and possession of marijuana while under the US Constitution it is deemed illegal. The states have decided to ignore the "law of the land" which is supposed to surpass the laws of state governments. The tools the federal government could use would be to enforce greater consequences over the states for not abiding to the laws. The states have their people and citizens to resist the federal initiatives. Describe the particular historical condition under which the Constitution of 1876 was drafted. What were some of the main principles behind the Constitution of 1876? What are some of the most important aspects of the constitution that reflect the political philosophy of its framers?The Constitution of 1876 was written in a time of great turmoil between the people and the government authorities, and a fear among the people of the government having a vast power over them with the people having no voice in what was occurring and the power given to the governors of the time, such as Edmund J Davis under the constitution of the Reconstruction era. This new constitution was made to limit the power of those in government positions and to limit the governments power in general. The framers want the people to carry the most power, not just the government to be in control.