State and Government Politics in the United States
The United States is a federal constitutional republic. The country’s constitution was drafted by the founding fathers of the nation in 1787; thereby, creating a distinct system of governance. It was obvious that only individuals who were stakeholders in society could voice their opinion on the country’s governance. This meant that there was no democracy; the destiny of the nation was in the hands of a handful of individuals. These were the members of well-connected and wealthy families. There have since been developments in the American political system. Americans take pride in having done away with monarchy, and achieved federalism. Several features are outstanding in modern state and government politics in the U.S. namely, public opinion and citizen knowledge, regionalism, federalism, political culture, and intergovernmental relation (Lyons et al., 2012).