Federalism - Essay Prowess


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– Federalism

POLS 1113

Federalism Paper (50pts.): The objective of this paper is to illustrate that you understand the federal system, the separation of powers and responsibilities of state governments and the federal government.

Find an article describing a current event that is an example of federalism. (e.g. health care, medicinal marijuana, immigration, gun rights, etc.)

The paper should include:

Summary of the article.

How is this current event an example of federalism?

Who should have the responsibility for this issue (state control, federal control, shared responsibility)? And why?

What direction does it appear the issue is going (state control, federal control, shared responsibility)?

How does the current responsibility differ from what the framers intended (dual federalism) when they wrote the tenth amendment?

Paper should be no more than two pages double spaced with appropriate citation of the current event source.

4) Wikipedia is not a source. Acceptable sources are newspapers (e.g. Oklahoman, News York Times, etc.) and magazines (e.g. Time, Newsweek, etc.)

5) You need to turn in a copy of the current event article with your paper, paste hyperlink at end of paper.

6) Remember to submit your paper in the dropbox on D2L.