Federalism Court Cases

The following are exercises to help you learn more about important Supreme Court Cases relevant to federalism. For each, you should read and record the following: 1. Introduction, background or summary of case. 2. Court Decision (i.e. 5-4, unanimous, etc.) 3. What justice wrote the majority or per curiam opinion. 4. Why is this case […]

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Federalism (Immigration)

Federalism is a term used to describe a government where power is divided between the state and national government. Some powers are reserved for the state while some are given to the national government. Subsequently, both parties have the same powers. This form of government was developed by the United States Constitution and generally, describes […]

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Create a completely peaceful world

To create a fully peaceful world, both Federalism and non-violent resistance are necessary. Federalism and non-violent resistance can cooperate well to completely eliminate war in the world. In this essay, I am arguing that neither federalism nor non-violent resistance can achieve a peaceful world independently. War comes from conflicts between communities or nations. We can […]

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American Rangelands and Forests

Brief History of Rangeland or Forest: The San Bernardino Forest was home to Native Americans long before it was recorded in history. In the early 19th century the forest was settled by Mexicans and Europeans. In 1855 gold was discovered on this land which led to large amounts of mining, timber, and grazing. These actions […]

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Separatism or Federalism: A Sovereign Empowerment

Over the years, multi-disciplinary studies have been conducted to examine the phenomenal transition of governments and the rise of political powers. The deepening examination on the phenomenon of separatism, secession, autonomy, federalism are implied by political historians as brought about by colonialism, in which the native people in a colony refuses the political system of […]

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Federalists vs Antifederalists

The Federalists and Antifederalists fighting over the ratification of the Constitution brought great hardships for the newly emerging U. S. government and left behind two legacies that would cause conflict for years to come. Both of these groups came from very different social and economic backgrounds. The Federalists were advocates for the ratification of the […]

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Policy-making in the Federal System

The U.S. government’s expansive role in public policy is caught in a swirl of conflicting cross-currents. On the one hand, popular expectations about government’s responsibility to solve problems often exceed the capacity of state and local authorities to respond effectively. On the other hand, policies developed at the national level may not sufficiently reflect the […]

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