Federalism

(Class subject is Federal Government not Political Science.)

Students will write an essay, at least 500 words in length, on a topic selected from the list below. The paper must discuss all items listed in the bullet point under the numbered topic. The purpose of the project is to give students an opportunity to discuss a key political science concept, and to show a basic understanding of academic research and reporting skills. The project consists of producing an essay of at least 500 words on one of the provided topics (see below), as well as a works cited page for sources containing information used in the essay. The student must use and cite at least two sources of information. Any citation to a page on the Internet must contain the URL of the specific web page and not just the URL for the entire web site, if the web site has more than one web page. A URL, or Uniform Resource Locator is what you type in to the space at the top your your Internet browser, to tell it what web page to pull up. The assignment is to be formatted according to one of the following styles: the Modern Language Association (MLA) style, the American Psychological Association (APA) style, or the University of Chicago (Turabian) style. There should be an indication in the body of the assignment to show from which source facts came from, which may be by indicating the source and the page(s), if any, in parentheses next to the place where the facts are mention, in the following format: “(<source>,<page(s)>)”. A free Internet tool to help you generate citations in the proper format is EasyBib. However, if you use EasyBib, make sure that you include the URL for any web page that you use as a source, which EasyBib does not always indicate is necessary. Papers containing plagiarism will not be accepted. Students should use Courier or New Courier 12 point as the paper’s font, double space the text, and create one inch margins on all four sides of the page. The paper should not have a title page. (PAPER TOPIC) “Federalism,” the authors discuss how the U.S. Constitution creates a dual system of government whereby the powers are distributed between a national government and state governments. This arrangement has seen its share of challenges and changes. Complete the following assignment: •Provide a brief description of the distribution of powers within the federal system, including an understanding of enumerated powers, reserved powers, and concurrent powers. •Discuss the major eras in American history as they relate to federalism, and describe which level of government appeared to be dominant at each time. •Describe what you believe is a proper distribution of powers between the national and state governments