Federalism And The American Democracy

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The American democracy is made up of a few different levels of government. “In the United States, the national Constitution is the supreme law of the land.” (Darity, 2008, p.113) The Constitution was ratified in 1787; the framers of the Constitution laid a general ground work for what would become the American democracy. Our national government is made up of the White House; that is where our President is housed, and it is located in Washington, D.C. Another part of the national government is Congress; it is made up of the Senate and the House of Representatives. Additionally, the original thirteen states share power with the national government because of the Constitution, which would later become what are now the fifty United States of America. …show more content…
113) The founding fathers chose this arrangement at the time because they were trying to break free from British control; they wanted to have a government that would give the citizens freedoms and happiness. They did not want to have a centralized government that would hold all of the powers of the nation. There were two groups called the Federalists and Anti-Federalists at the time of the Constitution’s ratification. “Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, and John Jay wrote eightyfive essays to persuade the voters at the New York State convention to support ratification of the Constitution of the United States.” (“The Federalist”) They said that “the new constitution would guarantee a wellorganized national government.” (“The Federalist”) The Constitution would hold that the governments would be separated and that there would be a checks and balance system in place to protect the people of the United …show more content…
These state government rules and standards are completely necessary for pharmacies to run smoothly and effectively. There are HIPAA laws and regulations that keep the patient’s medication and doctor’s information/treatment private. “Founded in 1904, the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is the impartial professional organization that supports the state boards of pharmacy in protecting public health. NABP aims to ensure the public’s health and safety through its pharmacist license transfer and pharmacist competence assessment programs, ..and accreditation programs” This national board of pharmacy system is helpful, so that pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can transfer from state to state and prove their

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