Thursday, October 31, 2013

2 essays.

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For the essays that were due today (assigned yesterday), and the essays today, read and comment on the essays of 3 other classmates.  Then make whatever changes you'd like to make to your essays.

The US Constitution has endured for more than 2 centuries as the framework of government. However, the meaning of the Constitution has been changed both by formal and informal methods.
a) identify 2 formal methods for adding amendments to the constitution
b) describe 2 informal methods that have been used to change the meaning of the Constitution. Provide one specific example for each informal method you described.
c) Explain why informal methods are used more often than the formal amendment process.

The framers of the United States Constitution created a federal system.
 a) Define federalism
 b) Explain how the following has been used to increase the power of the federal
 government relative to the states.
  • Categorical Grants
  • Federal mandates

 c) Explain how the following have been used to increase the power of the states relative to
 the federal government.
  • Block grants
  • Tenth amendment

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