Strengths Of Federalism

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The United States is the most representative government in existence, but it’s not perfect. It has both strength and weaknesses, but continues to change in order to represent all of the people. The United States is often looked at by others as a place of happiness, freedom, equality and opportunity. Those ideas are what the basis of the United States is built on. The United States is a Democracy government, which is the idea that it is ruled by the people and for the people. In this paper, I will look and discuss our nation’s democracy. I will look at both strength and weaknesses of the way it is structured.
Constitution
The Constitution, which is also known as the Bill of Rights, was introduced on September 17th, 1789. The United States changed that day. The founding fathers wrote in order to establish a stable form of government, it list in detail what freedoms and rights every United States citizen had. In order to make sure that none of these rights could ever be taken away, they formed 3 branches of government which shared power and balance equally. The first branch is called Legislative, which is also called Congress.
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Since the end of the American Civil War, power has shifted back and forth between the states and the Federal Government, usually however more and more in favor of the Federal Government. The Federal Government exercises its authority over State Governments by utilizing Federal Bureaucracy to implement its policy. Federalism is how the nation is ruled, it is the relationship between Federal and State Government. Each state has the abilities to have their own government, but it is similar to the federal government. The state takes into consideration what their people’s needs and wants are, however the Federal Government exercises its right over State Government by using Federal Bureaucracy to implement its

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