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    Federal and unitary systems of government are different government systems that look similar on the surface level, but have several differences that set them apart. Federal and unitary governments, both have a central government at the top, but it is the roles and responsibilities of that central government that set the two systems of government apart. In a federal system of government, states combine a central government with smaller regional governments into one system. The powers that the central government and regional governments are typically described in a constitution, so as to ensure that neither gains too much power over the other. This allows for a large scoping “Law of the Land,” with which the smaller governments must abide…

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    Are states worth our time? Could the United States function as efficiently if states were dissolved? Ultimately, states are necessary for our federal government to function. Since the ratification of the U.S. Constitution, Founders believed in a division between governments to ensure no single entity would gain power. While a division between levels of government is needed to secure the rights of citizens, history has indicated a struggle for power between national and state institutions. The…

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    State and Federal Responsibilities in Education The Concept of Federalism means that both state and federal governments have different areas of responsibility that they are required to attend to. Traditionally, education has been a local and state issue. Throughout the 20th and early part of the 21st century, the federal government began taking on more responsibility in areas that had previously only been of state or local concern. One such area where there has recently been more federal…

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    When someone asks me if I feel that the Federal Government is holding up its obligation to the American people, I must stop first and determine as to what it is that the government is actually obligated to provide. When our founding fathers created this country, they dreamed of a small-government that was not all involved in the details of the people’s lives. Thus, there aren’t many tasks the government is compelled to uphold. The first guaranteed function of government was a republican…

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    Since 1787 it has been made evident that conflict between the state and national levels of government is unavoidable it that there will always be disagreements and no way of making everyone happy without contradiction. Throughout the history of the United States we have seen conflict between the two levels of government over federal aid to the states, devolution, federalism in the Supreme Court system, and overall relations. These are just a few of the factors behind the long running issues.…

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    The federal government should devolve more power to state government because policymaking is more effective at the state level. By allowing each state to pass policies that benefit them in their favor allows for state to run efficiently. Each states has their own economy that would be affected if the a policy was put into place that hinder their ability to produce the products needed to boost their economy and the nations. Federalism throughout has changed and shaped our modern federalism. The…

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    1. Describe a specific topic you have explored in this course and include little-known information you have discovered to support you interest in the subject topic. From what I have learn in Federal Government is understanding how the federal government works. With one of the issues the federal government has today is illegal immigration weather the government wants more people to come to this country illegally or not. But then there are those racists’ individuals such as presidential…

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    In the United States of America each of the 50 states have a state government. Within those states, each county has a government. Throughout history, the courts have played a key role in determining the role of this intergovernmental system. The Courts have been asked time and again to choose between Constitutional commands supporting the national government on the one hand and commands supporting state and local governments on the other (Wise). This situation of no separate sphere for state…

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    Essay 1 The American federal system, as stated in the book, “is a system of government in which the nation government shares power with the lower levels of government, such as state.” In the American federal system there are different branches of government that oversee each other. There is a system that we have implanted that is called Check and Balances. It is the separation of powers between the legislative branch, the judicial branch and the executive branch. The way checks and balances…

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    principles that makeup the American political system. These principles include limited government, the separation of powers, checks and balances, federalism and the establishment of the republic. Understanding what each principle means, and their role towards the political system will give one a better understanding of the American political system. American Government is separated into three branches. The legislative, executive and judicial branch. The Congress is the head of the legislative…

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