Essays and Research Papers on U.S. Federal Politics

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8 pages. This paper discusses the structure of the Constitution of the United States from the perspective of the debate over it's founding as well as the role the Supreme Court has come to play in American political and legal development. Some further topics included in this paper are the rights and liberties, ...

This 5 page report discusses the concept of truly “multi-party” system and whether or not it could succeed in the United States. With as many Americans claiming to be completely disenchanted with the nations politics and with so many proving it by their refusal to vote. it would certainly appear that an enormous number of people want and need ...

A 15 page paper discussing the history, economic effect, regulations and future of Medicare. There is intense and ongoing debate about the future of Medicare, the need for reform and the shape that such reform should take. As politicians haggle over private interests and noble ideals that no one can afford, Medicare’s influence ...

A 5 page paper which examines the impact federal policy has had on state and local communities and on economic development. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page discussion of the various faces of environmental activism. The author of this paper observes that environmental activists are not always a ideologically cohesive group in regard to the manner in which the attempt to influence environmental decision making. The contention is presented that environmental activism is not always constructive in ...

5 pages in length. Under the present Bush Administration, two important Constitutional issues have confronted this nation: the election of president Bush and his plan to wage war against Iraq. The constitutional challenges these issues have presented are both grand and far-reaching in nature, setting an alarming precedence with regard to the democratic ...

This 5-page paper discusses several issues pertaining to the environment, including federal and state government approaches toward environmental policy, and use of cost-benefit analysis and cost-effectiveness tools toward controlling emissions. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

An 11 page research paper that endeavors to answer the question as to whether or not treaties are the best method for ensuring the rights of minorities or indigenous rights. To answer this question, the writer examines in detail the history of the US and its dealing Native Americans, and concludes that there is some ...

A paper which considers the extent to which President Bush's policies on anti-terrorism, Iraq and state-supported religious groups are in violation of the tenets of the US Constitution.

This 8 page paper discusses the presidency of Abraham Lincoln at length and illustrates why he was our nation's greatest president. This paper asserts that Lincoln truly cared about this country and this was refelcted in his presidency. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 5 page paper discusses the insights and ideas of John Locke who is considered to be the father of liberalism. This paper analyzes some of his books and summarizes his philosophies. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

This 8 page paper discusses the history of the FBI. Specifically, this paper addresses its past successes as well as its failures and outlines the controversies which have plagued this agency since its inception. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 5 page tutorial paper discusses the influence of political action committees (PAC) in political campaigns. The writer begins by defining PACs and discusses their importance to candidates, the approximate number of PACs and how much they contribute to the campaign funds. The writer offers both the positive and negative effects of PACs and ...

A 5 page paper presenting a memo to President Bush discussing the value of subjecting environmental alternatives to cost-benefit analysis to determine their real worth. Cost-benefit analysis is highly useful for putting the relative value of choices into perspective. It brings with it the value of reducing emotional issues to factual ones, and ...

This 4 page paper looks at the Republican and Democratic parties and the differences in their positions on this controversial subject. A short section critiquing political party web sites is also included. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This is a 5 page paper discussing federalism in regards to watershed and water system deterioration in the U.S. Geoffrey O’Gara’s book “What You See in Clear Water: Life on the Wind River Reservation” touches on a local watershed issue which has seen the involvement of local, state and federal authorities and agencies which has ...

This 14 page paper begins with an explanation of what public administration is and then provides a history public administration in America beginning with Woodrow Wilson's article, "The Study of Administration," published in 1887. Wilson wanted to make a clear distinction between administration and politics and had a number of followers. This essay traces the ...

This 15 page paper discusses the ideas of Johnson who believes essentially that American foreign policy has created a world-wide resentment and anger towards America. This paper highlights much of Johnson's evidence such as U.S. drug policies, involvement in the Middle East, Asian relations, and more. Bibliography lists 1 source.

John Stuart Mill:

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This 5 page paper examines Mill's theory of untilitarianism and if it conflicts with his theory of liberal government. This paper cites examples from his work and offers an analysis as to why these two theories do not actually conflict. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This paper examines the book, "The Dance of Legislation" in order to discuss how a bill becomes a law. This paper gives step-by-step analysis of just how this happens. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

5 pages in length. Establishing political policy is a process both lengthy and involved, more often than not fraught with painful compromise. From the very first inkling of interest to the final and official signature, the comprehensive process requires myriad explicit steps to ultimately enact policy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 14 page paper which examines where children fit into the policy of the United States. The paper examines issues concerning the global position of children as it involves conditions such as child labor, children and the environment, and the effect of particular sanctions on the children of the world. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

This 5 page paper argues that recent laws perpetuated by 911 as well as the war on drugs have jeopardized the right to privacy for American citizens. New laws which allow increased surveillance are discussed in depth. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

A 5 page consideration of the ethical validity of the draft. Reviewing the contentions made by author Hans Halberstadt in the article “Forget the draft; today’s Army doesn’t want and doesn’t need slackers”, this paper contends that while the draft can be ethically inappropriate in certain situations, in others it can be ethically justified. ...

A 5 page paper which argues that the Spanish language should become an official language of the United States. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

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