Essays and Research Papers on U.S. Federal Politics

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A 5 page overview of the problems which confronted the United States in the years following the end of the Civil War. This paper emphasizes the process which occurred in regard to the reinstatement of statehood to those states who had seceded from the Union. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A comprehensive 8 page look at the J. Paul Getty Trust, headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Discussing its role as a public organization, the writer looks at the Trust's strong political influence and its commitment or lack dhereof to the community. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 5 page paper examines the role of government in private business and attempts to determine if this is ethical and in accrodance with the free market system. Specifically, this paper examines the farming industry in order to illustrate many points. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 23 page paper discussing the effect that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 has had on small business in costs of compliance. The law originated with good intentions and originally exempted very small businesses from needing to comply in any but the very broadest terms. Since then, however, other “disabilities” such ...

This 3-page paper answers the question of whether the government system favors larger or smaller businesses. The answer is smaller businesses and the paper discusses why this is the case. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

Ethical Business

  • 6 page paper

A 6 page paper assessing the statement, "Strict government regulations are necessary to make companies behave ethically." The bottom line on ethical corporate behavior as it relates to government regulation is that the government provides impetus for change and often establishes minimum standards. The private sector extends those standards. Government does not ...

A 30 page overview of emergency management. Speaking largely from the perspective of the events that unfolded prior to, during, and after Hurricane Katrina, the author addresses such aspects of emergency management as preplanning, evacuation, fire fighting, health care, and housing. Bibliography lists 18 sources.

A 6 page paper discussing some of the ongoing problems of the ARC and how other management styles and approaches to organizational communication could improve conditions and operation. Clearly the workforce is committed to the ARC and what it does, even if they are less than pleased with ARC's overall culture and the distance ...

Colorado's Resistance to the "Federal Noxious Weed Act" A 5 page overview of the issues surrounding the supremacy of federal law in areas of environmental regulation. Specifically addresses federal rights in regard to the control of noxious weeds, as addressed in the 1975 "Federal Noxious Weed Act", an Act which is resented by ...

A 12 page paper which discusses the significant, and risky, role played by the United States, as the only super power, as it involves security. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 5-page paper that examines the policies of "Reaganomics" and the reasons behind the popularity of the fortieth U.S. President, Ronald Reagan. Discussed is Reagan's rise to popularity and power in politics as well as the accomplishments he achieved during his two terms as President of the United States throughout the 1980s. Bibliography ...

Separation of Powers

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper which discusses why the Separation of Powers in the government is important. The three branches of government are Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 3 page paper provides an overview of Article III of the Constitution and the 14th Amendment, considering what changes were made in terms of state powers from one to the other. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 8 page paper considers the nature of public policy as it is defined within the governmental process, and then relates the exact nature of the policy process to issues like fallibility, conflict of values, impaired inquiry, and play of power. This paper takes into consideration the defining characteristics of public policy as it ...

A 3 page paper answering several questions such as what the Madisonian Model might be and what kinds of tyranny concerned the framers of the Constitution. The paper answers questions regarding James Madison's portion of The Federalist Papers, particularly those dealing with the separation of powers of the government and the definition, to Madison's ...

5 pages. Explains the separation of powers in the United States government, and how this can sometimes cause disharmony between the President and Congress. This results in inefficiency. In contrast, the British parliamentary system and the French presidential-parliamentary system both produce harmony between the executive and the legislative branches. Bibliography lists 3 sources. ...


  • 3 page paper

A 3 page book review that offers a brief summary of what Joseph Margulies argues in his text Guantanamo and the Abuse of Presidential Power (2006) on the use of torture. Based on this information, the writer argues that the US has abandoned the principles of justice on which it was founded. No additional sources ...

This 3 page paper outlines the process of preparing the national budget. The author emphasizes that the President's power is largely limited in this process. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

This 8 page paper looks at a quote by Ben Franklin, which states "Those who would give up essential liberty to purchase a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety". The statement is discussed in the context of a post-9/11 environment; the government is increasing the powers granted to security agencies potentially impacting ...

5 pages. When looking at the relationship between religion and the First Amendment there are those who would agree that the role of religion is becoming less and less a part of the life of the average citizen. Because of the extreme measures the government has taken in separating religion from any endeavor ...

This 5 page paper explores the history of religion as it impacted and was impacted by politics in our country's earliest history. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This is a 3 page paper that provides an overview of the political influence of religion. The role of religion in the same sex marriage debate is highlighted. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 3 page research paper/essay that quickly reviews case law in regards to prayer in school. The writer discusses the case of Engel v. Vitale and also the use of the three-prong Lemon test for deciding the constitutionality of religion in schools. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 4 page discussion of the misperceptions surrounding the need to separate religion and government. This paper presents arguments on both side of the controversy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Voting Rights Act

  • 9 page paper

This 9 page paper discusses the social issues surrounding the original Act and its most recent consideration by Congress. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

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