Samples "Government"


Progressivism in the United States

Progressivism in the United States was not one single movement but a series of movements that led to reform, relief and recovery. These movements aimed at making the government more efficient, regulating banks, bettering social work and labor. The movement took hold early during the 20th century from about the...

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Federal Agencies in Homeland Security

After the 9/11/2001 attacks on the US, President George Bush proposed the formation of the Office of Homeland Security (OHS). The key missions of the Office would be to defend the borders of the country, to enhance critical infrastructure protection, and to improve the management capacity of the nation, especially...

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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is directed by William Craig Fugate and has been in this position since May of 2009. He has taken the approach of utilizing the whole community when it comes to preparing for emergencies. This approach requires an active collaboration between all levels of government....

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American Government

In the constitutional system of America, the government’s coordinate branch is charged with sustaining the institution equilibrium, with everyone examining the other to avoid unwarranted power concentration. One of the ways that the President assists in upholding that the inter-branch balances are by the assenting roles within the legislative procedure....

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The End of Government As We Know It

In her book, The End of Government..As We Know It, Elaine Kamarck discusses some of the criticisms of government in general and some of the ways that she thinks things will be changing in the near future. She notes that over the last few decades, it has become much more...

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Purposes of Government

One of the debate issues that always manage to stay alive in America is the role of the government in the society. The answer to this question even gives us clues into the potential political affiliation of an individual. Some believe the government’s role should be limited to creation and...

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Issues and Dilemmas of Contemporary Public Administration

Public administrators face many dilemmas when they are conducting their jobs. Government work is not always seen as customer friendly, and many positions that public administrators have are not fully understood or appreciated by citizens. That being said, government work can be highly rewarding in the services that are provided...

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3 Branches of the Federal Government

While the federal government shares some similarities with state government, there are critical differences to consider, too. In California, the legislative branch offers a picture of how these two levels are the same and different in myriad ways. One of the key similarities between the federal legislative branch and the...

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SOPA and PIPA – Government Electronic Regulation

In the United States, the federal government has become increasingly interested in regulating the online sphere and getting a firm grasp on technology. This is a change for the government, as well. For the longest time, many of the nation’s laws have been ill-prepared to deal with the changes in...

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The 1776 and Influence Of Iroquois Confederacy on Structure of Us Government

According to several research based studies and reports, the Iroquois confederacy was one of the historical government systems which were formed in around early 1100 especially in North America (Iroquois Confederacy, 2015). The structure and organization of this government influenced the activities and practices of the government of the United...

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The Most Powerful Branch of Government: The Executive Branch

Abstract The Presidency was designed to be a powerful executive, but changes over time may have given the President too much power. This paper demonstrates areas in which presidential powers have increased by design or circumstance, creating the danger of presidential overreach. These areas include war powers, economic powers, social...

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Mayors and Chiefs

In the article, “Mayors and Chiefs”, one police department experienced a change in police chief seven times within one decade. This issue started when the original police chief was elected mayor, however, had trouble maintaining his position throughout following elections. Every time there was a shift in administration, there as...

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Governments of Mississippi and New Mexico

In the U.S., states are enjoying the relative autonomy from Washington. This right has been granted by the Constitution and protected ever since. Originally, the federal government has been put in charge of foreign and military affairs, and the states have been assigned to regulate local policies that had a...

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Functions and Roles of Congress

There are seven main functions of congress. Under the lawmaking function Congress has the responsibility to establish public policy for the nation. While the President must still sign a bill into law and can veto it, Congress can still override the veto. Laws may be created about issues such as...

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Government Influence

There are several individuals and entitties that are able to influence public managers. The legislative branch, executive branch, interest groups, corporations, and public agencies as well as non-profit agencies influence governmental spending, bills that are passed, amendments, and just about every other aspect of how our country is run. Every...

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Budget: Federal, State, and Local Level of Government

Public budgeting occurs at the federal, state, and local levels of government. However, they “differ consistently from one another”. (9) The federal government’s budgeting is very “unique” because its expenses are greater than revenues most of the time. (10) The state government takes care of the large size revenues and...

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American Government Assignment Two

2. Define or explain the following as it relates to the concept of federalism: Make sure you give a definition of each before giving examples. a. devolution revolution – a new federalism movement in which the rights of states are increased (33). Under the devolution revolution, the federal government transfers...

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The Problems the Government Faces with Social Security

The Social Security Act of 1935 put into place a program meant to provide payments for a retired worker for the rest of that worker’s life (U.S. Department of Treasury). President Roosevelt explained that the program was meant to, “give some measure of protection to the average citizen…against poverty ridden...

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The Legislative Branch of Government

Of the three branches of government – executive, legislative and judicial – the legislative branch is the most powerful. Each branch has a delineated scope of authority with unique responsibilities in the government. The legislature makes the laws, the executive branch implements the laws and the judiciary interprets the laws....

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Government Recommendations

Since governments and their charters or constitutions are made by humans, they are not perfect. Humans are far from perfect, as individuals or as a species. It would be impossible for them to make a perfect constitution in the hopes of establishing the ideal government. However, there are a number...

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