The Origins of Concern with Government II

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The Origins of Concern with Government II

Finishing the origins of concern with government with a look at different forms of government and constitutions. They moving onto government expenditure and revenues.


Lecture number:
9
Pages:
5
Type:
Lecture Note
School:
Texas A&M University
Course:
Pols 207 - State & Local Goverment
Edition:
1

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POLS 207 1st Edition Lecture 9 Outline of Last Lecture I. The Origins of Concern with Government Outline of Current Lecture II. Forms of Government III. Responsibilities a. Federal b. Shared c. State IV. Constitutions V. Government Revenues and Expenditures Current Lecture:  Forms of Government  Unitary  Unitary government controls the states and other parties o Makes sure they have no money Confederacy  This type governed Texas during the Civil War  Found out that it didn’t work  State did not have enough money to quell a rebellion by farmers.  Federal powers were weak under the Confederacy, so the Federalists won.  Federalism  System of shared powers o Federal government that is responsible to the people and the people are responsible to the state government – which is in turn responsible to the federal government. o This has remained due to its viability as a democracy.  Federal Responsibilities  Federal government has sole powers over:  National defense o Ensure superpower status o Protect the nation  Space program o Linked to national defense o Technologies developed out of this are used by the military  Postal service o Inefficient service that is making billions of dollars of losses o They are cutting out their Saturday delivery service. Businesses are very unhappy about this.



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