Essays and Research Papers on U.S. Federal Politics

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This 12 page paper provides background information on the SDS as well as other movements prevalent during the 1960's. The thesis of this paper is that the SDS did not succeed because the organization had a socialist bent, something that did not mesh with a rising conservative movement. Bibliography lists 11 sources.

This three page paper compares the US and Texas Constitutions, asserting that in all respects the US Constitution can be seen as superior. The Texas constitution as the younger constitution, in theory should be better, however the paper gives many examples of flaws brought about by addition complications. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

A 6 page discussion of the political environment of gun control. Maintains that our existing gun control laws are sufficient and that the current move towards additional regulation is an attack on our Second Amendment rights to bear arms. Provides a brief overview of the gun control approaches of Presidential Candidates Al Gore ...

This seven-page-paper presents a discussion on the issue regarding seperation of church and state when it comes to prayers in public schools. Bibliography lists six sources.

An 8 page paper which discusses how all human beings are prone to involve themselves in life looking out for their own interests. Self-interest, from this perspective, seems almost inherent, and thus is clearly related to politics, where self-interest is very much a part of any policy. In discussing the self-interest of mankind and of politics, the paper discusses ...

An 8 page paper that argues the thesis that society's taxpayers are obligated, both financially and morally, to support death row inmates as they await execution. Discussed are the main arguments that surround this issue and the views of both the proponents and the opposition are presented. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 5 page paper focuses on the 1995 Supreme Court ruling ( in Town & Country Electric, Inc. v. NLRB) that supported the union in their fight for equal treatment in hiring. Salting is defined and discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

8 pages in length. Compares three topics: gun control, death penalty, and abortion; between the Federal Constitution and the Georgia State Constitution. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

10 pages in length. Interest groups, a major part of American politics today, are organizations of people who share the same interest and attitudes about a particular topic. They endeavor to influence public policy. These groups are normally organized for the purpose of being with people of like-minded moral reasons, for the social aspect, and to help with ...

5 pages in length. The writer discusses Microsoft's political contributions as they relate to the company's anti-trust lawsuit. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 8 page report discusses gun control as a major policy issue and how the Republicans and the Democrats view the entire topic. It also looks at what the official “party line” is regarding the issue. A third party, the Libertarians, are also examined in light of their attitude regarding gun control. Not surprisingly, the Republicans and the Democrats have ...

The Executive Branch

  • 5 page paper

This 5 page paper provides a discussion on the system of checks and balances with a focus on the presidency. Examples of how the system works, as well as abuses, are provided. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

A 35 page paper discussing the cost and management problems that have plagued the department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for several years, particularly as they relate to the possibility of privatization. One aspect of the possible privatization of HUD is that all involved need to turn their attention away from themselves and look instead in the ...

5 pages in length. The writer discusses the reasons for Johnson's impeachment, the trial and the ultimate result. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This six-page-paper presents a discussion on the use of Executive Privilege. The examples of Richard Nixon, Bill Clinton and Thomas Jefferson are all discussed. Bibliography lists five sources.

An 8 page paper which discusses the origins and conditions of free school lunch programs in the United States. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

This 4 page report discusses John Hospers, a philosophy professor at the University of Southern California and the Libertarian Party’s first presidential candidate (1972). Hospers’ entire philosophy can be easily summed up in one sentence from his Manifesto: “Each human being has the right to live his life as he chooses, compatibly with the equal right of all other human beings ...

5 pages in length. Discussion about the popular vs. the electoral votes. This model paper points out pros and cons about both sides and whether the voting methods of the United States should be changed. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

7 pages in length. When considering the reinterpretation of the Anti-Federalist upon reading the Constitution's preamble, it becomes even clearer that the very objective of these historic papers was to protect the constitutional essence that lived within every American. The Anti-Federalists saw no reason to modify a national code that – in their eyes ...

This 5 page paper provides a somewhat pessimistic view of what the future of American politics has in store for the next twenty years. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 6 page discussion of the factors influencing public policy. Centers on federal policy formation and implementation providing specific examples from healthcare and immigration. Emphasizes that while a number of players are involved in public policy, from the Presidential administration to political parties and the individual voter, it is public interest groups which ...

Health Care as a Right

  • 5 page paper

A 5 page paper arguing that access to health care is a right, rather than a privilege. There are those who maintain that health care is no more a right than is the "right" to drive fast cars; far more subscribe to the view that access to health care is a basic right of all people. ...

This 5 page paper explores some of the issues presented by the 2000 Presidential election process. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 5 page paper which examines the candid and often humorous memoir written by Bill Clinton's first-term Secretary of Labor on what it was like to be a member of the President's inner circle. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

This 5 page paper looks at the McCarthy era with a focus on the testimony of Lillian Hellman. Two of her works are explored and examined in light of her politics. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

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