Essays and Research Papers on U.S. Federal Politics

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An 8 page paper which examines what the United States’ government policy is on stem cell research. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Reason has become the guiding principle of government in the hands of the people. This 5 page paper explores the question: in a democracy, should the government have the right to lie about its actions, especially during times of war? Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Impact of our Federal Government: This 5-page essay details a vast array of the federal government’s policies/ programs, while giving a cursory overview of its nearly countless forms of intervention relevant to our daily lives. There is little that it is not involved in with respect to impacting our lives, but would we (outside ...

An 8 page paper which provides an overview of the three branches of the United States government. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 10 page review of Native American gaming and the revenues it provides to local government. The author contrasts Native American gaming with non-Native gaming establishments and emphasizes the role of tribal sovereignty and tax exemption in determining revenue contributions. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

6 pages on the role and importance of the U.S. House, Senate, etc; in contemporary American government & politics. The writer also offers the career of a one particular Congressional freshman to illustrate points made. Specific examples from the mid-1990's are provided. Bibliography lists approximately 6 sources.

7 pages in length. The writer compares and contrasts Mexico and America's governments as they relate to the Judicial, Executive and Legislative Branches. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 4 page paper examines the role of the executive branch of the U.S. government. This paper highlights the components of this branch of government as well as whether or not this branch operates democratically. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 5 page paper. Was there a specific point in time when Americans began distrusting the government? According to many, that time was the assassination of President Kennedy and the subsequent Warren Commission's report. Prior to that event, 75 percent of Americans believed the government did what was right and since then, as many as ...

A 5 page overview of the involvement of the U.S. government in economics. Presents the government as a villain, more concerned with promoting the needs of the more affluent citizenry than the more disadvantaged. It sometimes seems, in fact, that political leaders and our more affluent classes have waged a continual war ...

An 18 page discussion of aviation safety. The author asserts that the government must be ever vigilant not only in terms of terrorists threats but also in the more commonly encountered problems of mechanical and human error. Details of the economic impacts of the September 11, 2001 terrorists attacks are provided as are ...

A 5 page paper in which the writer first discusses the First Amendment and then discusses the effects of government censorship, including one legal case. The writer uses McCarthyism as the classic example of the devastation that government censorship can cause. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Government Contracting

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A 4 page overview of the many considerations that go into the letting of government contracts. This paper details the bid process, follow-up and considers what occurs when contractors default on their obligations. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 3 page paper discusses reasons why the government’s focus on safety since 9/11 has focused so narrowly on aviation. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 6 page paper discusses the high costs of American pharmaceuticals, offers solutions for reform and compares the industry to industries in other countries. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

In nine pages this paper evaluates the democratic form of government currently in place in the United States and recommends improvements with the Constitution, civil liberties, the electoral college, passage of bills into law, the roles of the President, and the Supreme Court among the topics of discussion. Four sources are listed in the ...

A 9 page analysis that explores the merit pay considerations for the Clinton Administration in its government reform movement—both immediate and long-term. As part of the discussion, the writer analyzes administrative reform decisions centered around staff 'entrepreneurship,' accountability, alternative reward systems, unionization, retirement pensions, and health care. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This 3 page paper argues that although it needs revision, the office of independent counsel should be retained. Bibliography lists 1 source.

A 6 page paper discussing the health insurance debate within healthcare reform discussions, featuring president Obama's speech to a joint session of congress. Though certainly changes need to be made, only what's broken needs to be fixed. Certainly we do not also need to be scrapping the high quality care available to most ...

A 6 page paper on distributive, redistributive, and regulatory policy at the Federal level. An example of each is provided-- specifically covering proposed health care reforms, cigarette tax increases, and FDA intervention. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

This 4 page paper discusses when it is appropriate for the government to intervene in private family affairs, and argues that it should do so only when children are at risk. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

A 9 page review of the influence presented by special interest groups on American politics. This paper explores both the negative and the positive aspects of that impact. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

A 7 page paper which compares and contrasts the current government structure of the United States and Israel. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 11 page paper examines social capital, and the role of community in the United States. Works like Putnam's Bowling Alone and Hillary Clinton's It takes a Village are used in the analysis. The paper argues both sides of the issue and concludes that both views are compatible and can be embraced in ...

This 3 page paper answers several questions/comments about political parties in the U.S. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

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