Research Papers on U.S. Federal Politics

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  • The Terrorism Act of 2001/Its Effects, A Research Proposal

    This 3 page paper examines this bill that was passed into law in 2001. How this bill that had bipartisan support affected party lines. Did it serve to divide parties? Did it bring the Republicans and Democrats together? This is a research proposal divided into three portions. The first provides a general introduction to the topic and the second section explains sources to be used within the paper. The final section is an outline of the proposed paper. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Study of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    A 3 page research paper that in which the writer explains that another paper (kheeoc3.rtf) offers a suggested methodology for a proposed research study, which hypothesizes that an examination of news articles on the EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission) published in the popular press, that is, non-academic sources, would suggest whether or not the EEOC was fulfilling its mandate to oversee fair and just employment practices. The following examination of literature provides an example of how such a study might be accomplished. The writer summarizes news articles on the EEOC. The evaluation phase of this proposed study is offered in kheeoc5.rtf. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Amendment to the Constitution to Ban Tobacco

    A 3 page research paper that outlines the process for amending the Constitution in reference to a proposal to ban tobacco constitutionally. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Proposal of a Flat Tax

    A 7 page paper discussing the flat tax proposal for replacing the current tax code. Former congressman Dick Armey (R-Texas) was and likely remains the leading proponent of abandoning the current tax system in favor of a flat tax on income. Armey's tax return would require the use of a 10-line postcard only; everyone would pay a flat tax rate of 17 percent, and a family of four with a $36,000 income would pay nothing at all. This is a scenario far removed from the current system, of course. Those who can least afford to pay taxes manage to pay a greater proportional share after those with greater means take advantage of the deductions and exclusions not available to lower-income groups. The purpose here is to investigate the flat tax. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Proposed Research Study for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Methodology

    A 3 page research paper that offers an outline for the methodology section of a proposed research study. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is the federal agency charged with overseeing whether or not both the private and public sectors of the economy use non-discriminatory hiring practices. The proposed research study suggests a methodology that examines the past and present of the EEOC by examining the content of news articles on the EEOC that have been published in the popular press, that is, non-academic sources. Please note that this paper does not contain references to these news articles, but simply outlines procedure for a proposed study. The hypothesis for this study would be that such an examination would point toward whether or not the EEOC was fulfilling its mandate. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Case Study: Telephone Privacy and the War on Terror

    This 5 page paper analyzes a client-supplied case study about the phone companies that turned the records of millions of subscribers over to the government. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Bias, Harassment and Racism within Government Agencies

    This 5 page paper discusses bias, racism and harassment within government agencies and the effect it has on the minorities employed there, as well as the agencies’ operations. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Sexual Identity Politics

    A 3 page paper which discusses how different groups and individuals have involved political claims in relationship to their sexual identity. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Burglary, Common Law and Criminal Statute

    In 8 pages, the author discusses Virginia's common law of burglary and Tennessee's common law of burglary, and whether the outcome of common law has been as effective as the outcome of a criminal statute. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Microsoft and Applicability of Antitrust Laws

    A 9 page paper discussing the theory and history of antitrust laws and monopoly designation, and the reasons that theory and reality rarely meet on common ground. The Justice Department has found Microsoft to practice predatory pricing based on the fact that it gives away its products for free; Microsoft's competitors want the government to force Microsoft to compete on price, as they do. The paper looks at Standard Oil, Ford Motor Company in the 1920s and RCA. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Discrimination Law Interpretation and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

    A 4 page research paper on the policymaking of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that oversees compliance with federal laws that guard against discrimination in employment practices. The writer examines loopholes in EEOC policy, specifically look at the manner in which academicians evaluate the EEOC. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • G.B. Nash, C. Crabtree, and R.E. Dunn's History on Trial Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past

    This is a 6 page paper discussing the book “History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past” (1997). The publication of “History on Trial: Culture Wars and the Teaching of the Past” which describes the heated controversy surrounding the formation of the National History Standards in the mid-1990s, has in itself several controversial issues which makes it a useful tool in discussion forums in the social sciences. The authors of the text, Gary B. Nash, Charlotte Crabtree and Ross E. Dunn were involved in the selection of the committee working on the standards and have provided a background look at the events which took place during the development of the standards. Different issues discussed were the fact that while several historians approved of the constant updating and reinterpretation of historical events in the past and the inclusion of addition of multicultural issues while others believe that history as it has traditionally been taught should not be altered to any extent. The authors provide criticism of their own critics but their close proximity to the situation also provides additional limitations to the work which is provided to the reader as highly subjective in its context. Overall however, it is in a sense a historical document in its own right which like any other event from history is open for discussion or controversy and widely resembles many of the points outlined by the authors. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Wildlife and the Impact of Urbanization

    This is a 10 page paper discussing the history, context, management and philosophies behind the problem of urbanization and its impact on wildlife. Urbanization has resulted in a large negative impact on wildlife in addition in regards to the flora and fauna communities. Within the last 300 years in the U.S., deforestation for urban or agricultural use has fragmented wildlife populations through urban sprawl, linear land use (such as roads and power lands) small and large agricultural land plots in addition to the introduction of exotic plants and animals which have an impact on native plants and animals. Agricultural use and urbanization in addition to being the demise of some species also causes the shift in native plants and animals in certain areas; shifts which tend to allow for the proliferation of some species often at the expense of others. Preservation and conservation efforts within the U.S. are primarily the result of the ethics and philosophies as promoted by Aldo Leopold who called for ecological considerations in regards to any urban planning. Preservation methods today focus mainly on restraining urban sprawl through the promotion of inner city renewal, the purchase of undeveloped land for preservation, promotion of mass transit through railways and fewer roads, and set growth boundaries around urban areas. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • History and Immigration of Blacks to the Pacific Northwest

    An 11 page discussion of the problems black immigrants to the Pacific Northwest have faced. The author asserts that the deep societal prejudice and the discrimination that resulted has had long term impacts for black immigrants and their descendants. A complimentary annotated bibliography is included. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • Post 9 11 and Civil Rights

    This 5 page paper compares civil rights after September 11th with rights that were allowed during WWII. Present day treatment of Middle Easterners and Muslims in America is compared with how Japanese were treated during the 1940s. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Political Matters Literature Review

    This 10 page paper is a literature review covering the meaning of public trust, political reputation and campaign promises, and the Republican victories in 1994. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Business and the Effects of Environmental Regulation

    This is a 9 page paper discussing the impact environmental legislation has had on business and the role of business in regards to global resource management and conservation. Within the last two decades, the environmental impact of business and industry has led to necessary legislation in global resource management. In many instances, businesses have had to change their design, processing and testing practices in order to comply with legislation which cost many industries a great deal of money. On the other hand, there has also been a great deal of waste in the business and industry sectors which has had an extreme environmental impact globally. Because of this, the role of business in regards to global resource management and conservation has increased significantly. Many businesses have taken a pro-active stance and initiated environmentally-friendly practices which not only decrease their own costs, especially in the area of energy consumption, but have also provided the businesses with a positive public image and can help in the marketing of their products. Because the world’s population and need is seen as increasing while the natural resources around the world are seen as decreasing, it is the expected role of business to not only comply with environmental legislation which will decrease the environmental impact of industry but businesses must also become proactive in the areas of conservation and global resource management. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Successes and Failures in the Management of Diplomacy

    A 7 page paper discussing reasons for diplomatic success and failure in today’s world, including the role of theory and systems thinking. Economic interconnectedness cannot be overlooked as one reason for diplomatic success in this era of crisis diplomacy. Rather than being a matter of greed or of “selling out” cultural or political ideological positions, one of the leading factors contributing to diplomatic success in today’s environment is the ability for all involved to take on a systems thinking approach to the problems at hand. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Addressing the Nursing Shortage

    An 8 page discussion of the many problems inherent in the current nursing shortage. The author evaluates various legislative suggestions to alleviate that shortage. House Resolution 5924, a bill calling for increased caps for Visas for foreign nurses, is dismissed as a less than workable possibility. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Argument: Illegal Immigration Has a Negative Effect on the U.S. Economy

    This 8 page paper examines the proposition that illegal immigration has a negative effect on the U.S. economy. It argues that while this population segment has a negative effect in some areas, particularly California, overall the illegal immigrant population has a small positive effect on the economy as a whole. The idea was to argue that illegal immigration’s effect is negative but the evidence does not support that conclusion. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Updated Student Manifesto

    A 3 page essay in which the writer/tutor offers suggestions for writing a political manifesto for the current generation. Bibliography lists 1 sources.

  • McCarthyism and Anti-Communist Action During the 1950s

    This 4 page paper examines the era through original newspaper sources. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Addressing the Problems of Illegal Immigration

    This 5 page paper proposes that amnesty would be of benefit not just to illegal immigrants but to our country as a whole. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Fourth Amendment and Its Meaning in America Today

    A 5 page paper which examines the right that prohibits illegal search and seizure, and considers how and why it is failing in today’s society, particularly in the aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Overview of Illegal Aliens

    A 5 page paper on illegal aliens. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • A Wall is Not the Answer to Illegal Immigration

    A 6 page research paper/essay that argues that building a wall across the border between US and Mexico is an ineffective solution to illegal immigration. The writer provides arguments to support this position and discusses the reasons substantiating this stance. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Effects of Illegal Immigration on the United States

    In seven pages this expository essay examines the impact of illegal immigration on America, pointing out that despite its obvious drawbacks, there are also important benefits to consider regarding this issue as well. Four sources are listed in the bibliography.

  • Basic Human Right of Health Care

    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 paper echoes that position. The paper suggests that neither employers nor the government needs to be central in the debate over health care reform, but that individuals need to be given control through the use of medical savings accounts and vouchers for the poor. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Some Legal Aspects of Hoover Dam

    A 5 page paper discussing the federal government's efforts to reduce the sheep and goat herds of the Navajo Indians in the early 1930s in environmental concern about the contribution of silt to the reservoir that would be created by the Hoover Dam. Hoover Dam brought much improvement to life in the Southwest in terms of electrification, flood control, water availability and irrigation, but in many respects it did so at the expense of the Navajo people and the Navajo way of life, and largely with impunity. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • United Kingdom and United States Government Processes

    A 10 page paper, including tutorial comments, that compares and contrasts the U.K. governmental process with the U.S. governmental process. The focus is on policymaking and includes comments on the citizens of both countries becoming disillusions with their governmental process. Influences on the political process for both countries are discussed. The essay ends with comments about which country's system would result in better policymaking. Material used for the essay was provided by the student. No bibliography.

  • Impact of Illegal Immigration on the U.S. Economy

    This 6 page paper discusses the impact illegal immigration has had on the U.S. economy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Immigration, Pros and Cons

    An 8 page research paper that discusses the pro and cons of the immigration debate, offering an overview of immigration policy that considers history, as well as the present. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • American's Government Distrust and the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy

    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 75 percent do not trust the government. This essay investigates this premise using support from numerous authors. There have been other events, incidents and reasons for the increasing lack of trust, some of which are explained here. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • Torture in Bush’s America

    This 6 page paper argues that torture is permissible only in extremely narrowly-defined circumstances, not as a routine method of dealing with prisoners. It argues further that the Bush administration has in fact made the definition far too broad, and embraced torture; this is not surprising for an administration that is secretive, corrupt and power-mad. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • “Chimpanzee Politics”

    An 8 page overview of the many similarities that exist between humans and chimps when it comes to group dynamics. Using the book by Frans De Waal as a reference, this paper highlights how chimp group dynamics share more similarities than they do differences with politics in American government. No additional sources are listed.

  • Christian View on Immigration

    A 10 page research paper/essay that examines the questions of how Christians should view immigration issues. This examination of immigration issues, with a particular focus on the United States and illegal immigration, seeks to establish a consensus of how scholars feel Christians should regard immigrants and immigration policy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Illegal Immigration and the Cuban Issue

    A 30 page overview of the inherent flaws in Cuban immigration policy. The author compares Cuban immigration to immigration as a whole and specifically to the problems of Haitian immigration. The controversy surrounding the issues is assessed from a historic, economic, and social perspective and a "best alternative" is presented. Bibliography lists 14 sources.

  • American Population Impact of Immigration

    This 7 page paper discusses the history of immigration in the United States and the effect this has had on the population. Specifically, this paper examines the effect of immigration on natural resources as well as examining the rate of population growth. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • No Child Left Behind - Illinois

    This 3 page paper examines the No Child Left Behind Act, and argues that it will ultimately fail. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • The Voting Rights Act of 1965

    This 12 page paper discusses the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and the recent battle over extending its provisions. The extension was signed into law in August, 2007, with its controversial provisions intact. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

  • The Pros and Cons of Affirmative Action

    This 3 page paper considers both sides of affirmative action but argues that affirmative action policies should be continued. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • The Necessity for and Effectiveness of Affirmative Action

    This 10 page paper takes as a given that affirmative action is a solid program that should be reinstated; the argument it pursues is how best to defend the support of affirmative action programs. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • The Electoral College

    This 5 page paper reports the history of the Electoral College, when it was established, why, its purpose, legal foundations for it, how it works, how Electors are selected, number of Electors, election quirks with the Electoral College, how Electors vote, elections deferred to Congress, who administers the Elector College and how it has evolved. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Department Of Homeland Security And Intelligence

    A 2 page paper that discusses what 'intelligence' is and the purpose of the intelligence community and the purpose of the Dept. of Homeland Security. The writer comments on the relationship between intelligence and homeland security. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • FEMA’s Response to Hurricane Katrina

    A 6 page research paper that evaluates FEMA’s response to Hurricane Katrina from a PR standpoint. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Affordability of Health Insurance Letter to U.S. Senator Bill Frist

    A 4 page letter to Senator Bill Frist, M.D., describing a citizen’s view of his inability to purchase health care insurance. A large and growing percentage of the American people are unable to afford any health care insurance of any kind, yet do not qualify for social assistance programs. While those who can afford insurance can buy it and those who live in poverty have full access to public health care programs, many of those of us who cannot afford either health care or health care insurance earn just enough that we also do not qualify for public assistance of any kind. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Arguing about the Minimum Wage

    This 4 page paper discusses three issues with regard to the Minimum Wage: probable consequences of raising it; the differential aspects of the Minimum Wage and whether or not it’s effective in fighting poverty. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Failure of the American Intelligence Community Exposed by the September 11 Attacks

    This 5 page paper discusses the failure of the American Intelligence community to warn its citizens against the attacks of 9/11/01, as well as foresee the event and take precautions against it. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Importance of 9-11

    A 6 page contention that 9-11 should be considered the most important event of the last century. This contention is justified on the basis of the societal changes that have occurred since the September 11, 2001 terrorist destruction of the New York World Trade Center and the subsequent attack on the U.S. Pentagon itself. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Nuclear Power: An Environmental Necessity

    A 5 page assessment of nuclear power as a feasible environmental option. This paper argues for nuclear power and discounts the controversy over whether or not it contributes to greenhouse gases. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Civil Rights Act of 1991

    A 7 page research paper/essay that discusses the Civil Rights Act of 1991, which amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964, in order to provide damages in regards to employment discrimination cases and to make it clear how provisions of the 1964 Civil Rights Act pertain to “’disparate impact’ actions. The writer discusses how its provisions affect the workplace. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Civil Rights Act of 1991

    A 3 page summary of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • The Patriot Act

    A 10 page research paper that examines The Patriot Act. On March 9, 2006, the Patriot Act was renewed after a year of proposals, counterproposals, two extensions and extensive negotiations (Pike 1). Despite numerous compromises and revisions that are intended to safeguard the civil liberties of American citizens, the Patriot Act and its implementation continue to be a source of hot debate and contention. This raises numerous questions about the Patriot Act. Is it effective in regards to issues national security? Does it unnecessarily violate citizens' civil liberties? Is it being used as a convenient ruse that allows the federal government to suppress its political opponents? Or is the Act being used within an ethical, focused manner that targets only national security threats? This examination of literature on the Patriot Act attempts to answer these questions and present the facts pertaining to this controversial legislation. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • 1995 Ruby Ridge Incident and How it Could Have Been Prevented

    A 6 page paper which examines the events at Ruby Ridge in 1995 and then examines what could have been done to prevent to incident, or at least reduced the loss of life and property. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Private Investment in Rural America

    A 3 page exploration of the factors that typically discourage private investment in rural areas. With very few exceptions, monies are invested with the express purpose of returning a profit. In comparison with rural areas, metropolitan areas have more of the people and the infrastructure that is needed to accomplish that purpose. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Same-Sex Marriage

    A 6 page research paper that discusses public policy on same-sex marriage, which is a divisive public policy issue that continues to divide the nation, as there is no clear consensus on what either federal or state public policy on this issue should be. The following discussion of same-sex marriage draws on current sources in order to ascertain what the state of current public policy on gay and lesbian marriage in regards to courses of action, identification of the major actors and how this relates to "winners" and "losers." Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • Leveling the Playing Field with Affirmative Action

    This 4 page paper discusses the pros and cons of affirmative action. While we must guard against reverse discrimination, affirmative action is still very much needed in our modern world. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • History of Minimum Wage, Supreme Court to Rule on ACA

    A 3 page research paper that covers two topics. The first half of the paper presents the history of the federally mandated minimum wage, and the second half discusses the Supreme Court's announcement that it will rule on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act's required mandate for all Americans to purchase health insurance. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Voting Rights Act of 1965

    A 3 page paper which examines and analyzes the need for the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • Peace Legacy Left by US Secretary of State Warren Christopher

    A ten page paper that outlines Warren Christopher's four-year tenure as U.S. Secretary of State and the lasting effect of his actions as Secretary. Emphasis is placed on the Dayton peace accords and Christopher's role in negotiating peace and ending the war in Bosnia. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Considering the Week in the Life of an American President

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of what a typical week in the life of a U.S. President is like. Some of President Bush's activities in 2001 are discussed. Several other contemporary presidents are referenced inclusive of Bill Clinton and Ronald Reagan. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Missile Defense System of President George W. Bush

    This 5 page paper begins with comments related to the need for an anti-ballistic missile program. The essay then outlines President George W. Bush's anti-ballistic missile defense program, including future capacities and technology. The writer also comments on the difference between the current program, President Reagan's SDI and President Bush's global protection program. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

  • American Public Policies

    A review of several of the most troubling public policy arenas of the modern day. These include health, welfare, education, and energy. The paper outlines concerns in each and emphasizes the importance of public policy in addressing these concerns. Bibliography lists 1 source.

  • Racial Segregation and Housing

    A 4 page discussion of the historical development of the suburb and the racial segregation that it perpetuated. This paper argues that our governments itself played an incriminating role in this development. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

  • The U.S. Invasion of Iraq is Justified by the U.N. Security Council Resolutions 660, 678 and 1441

    This 10 page paper argues that the U.S. invasion of Iraq can be justified by interpreting Security Council Resolutions 660, 678 and 1441 in light of the Vienna Convention, which sees them as treaties. Once Iraq was in non-compliance with the resolution it had breached a “treaty,” enabling the U.S. to suspend that treaty and take military action. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Funding Delays for First Responders on 9-11

    This 8-page paper attempts to determine why first responders have not seen much of the billions of dollars in federal funds promised to them since the 9-11 terrorism attacks. The paper addresses the political nature of distribution of such funds, and how the lack of funds has provided a dire impact on city, county and state governments. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Security Concerns of Central and South American Airline Employees

    This 5 page paper illustrates and examples the dangers that flight crew and cabin crew face when arriving at and departing from ports in Central and South America. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Obama's Speech to Schoolchildren

    A 4 page paper discussing the furor surrounding Obama's planned back-to-school speech to all public school children. The right had fears of indoctrination; the left were pleased to see their leader encouraging children. In the end the speech was rather unremarkable, as was the case in 1991 when the Democrats felt led to launch a congressional investigation after President Bush did the same thing. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Influence Peddling: The K Street Project

    This 4 page paper describes the K Street project, a Republican lobbying effort in Washington, D.C. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • The Fair Tax

    A 3 page consideration of the proposal to eliminate federal income tax and to replace it instead with a national sales tax. This paper contends that the fair tax is In reality the fair tax would not put the tax burden on lower and middle class Americans but rather would shift it to the wealthy where many feel that that burden rightfully belongs. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Foreign Financial Aid and the United States

    This 5 page paper examines how the U.S. is affected by funding the Israelis against what the U.S. calls terrorism. Current legislation is discussed in relation to this issue as is interest groups, bureaucratic agencies, etc. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Department Of Homeland Security

    An 8 page paper. This paper provides an overview of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. The paper discusses the purpose of the Department, its goals and its budget. The paper also comments on fiscal regionalism, globalization, cutback and surplus management, foreign trade zones and funding to other governments, such as state governments. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

  • Stifling Talk Radio/First Amendment Issues

    A 5 pages research paper/essay that, first of all, discusses the importance of the First Amendment, and then relates the history of the Fairness Doctrine, relating this to an Amendment proposed by Sen. Dick Durbin that was designed to stifle conservative talk radio. The writer argues against this. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Amendment to the Constitution to Ban Tobacco

    A 3 page research paper that outlines the process for amending the Constitution in reference to a proposal to ban tobacco constitutionally. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • Public Values and How They Are Influenced by Special Interest Groups Regarding Video Game Violence

    A 5 page overview of the varying viewpoints surrounding violence in video games. There are groups that oppose this violence and those that support the right of video producers and those that play these games to free expression. What results is special interest groups, each of which clamors for the attention of our lawmakers. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Video Games, Sex and Violence

    A 3 page paper which argues that the government should regulate violence and sex in video games. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

  • US Legislature and Transforming a Bill into Law

    This 10 page paper discusses the legislature in depth and concentrates on how a bill becomes a law. A brief history on how the branch of government was designed is included. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Political Parties and Interest Groups

    A 9 page research paper arguing that the role of interest groups is essentially to complement that of political parties and not to compete with them. The writer includes a number of good analytical points and examines the varying capacities in which interest & pressure groups can become involved in the Democratic election process. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

  • Highway Privatization

    Both sides of the controversy are explored in this 10 page paper. Personal and social needs are highlighted as well as economic issues. Things such as road rage, stressful commutation and accidents are portrayed as lowering the quality of life which may be alleviated by allowing the private sector to manage America's roadways. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

  • Relations Between the U.S. and India

    This 5 page paper looks at two points of view on this subject, first delving into American sentiment and then looking at how India sees the relationship between the two nations. Some historical information is provided. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • Jo Ann Mort's Not Your Father's Union Movement

    This 5 page paper presents an example book review of Jo-Ann Mort’s anthology on the AFL-CIO. The compilation of writings includes a variety of topics including those pertinent to American politics as well as those which affect workers abroad. No additional sources cited.

  • Flat Tax's Positive and Negative Aspects

    6 pages in length. The flat income tax system proposes to assign a uniform percentage tax from ten to twenty percent for all Americans and remove the current system involving complex deductions, credits and exemptions. Such a system would be expected to boost economic development and encourage savings since the double income taxation system against savings and investment is eliminated. This paper considers both sides of the flat tax issue and whether the flat tax will really be implemented. Interesting arguments on both sides. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • 1960s' Political Power

    This 9 page paper looks at the shift in political power, between parties, since the 1960's. The 1960's era is explored. Democratic and Republican presidential leadership is looked at through the entire twentieth century and reasons for shifts in power are explored. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

  • The Federalist Papers as Supported by Alexander Hamilton

    6 pages in length. Alexander Hamilton's argument in support of a unitary executive (the Federalist Papers) originated from his assertion that "energy" represents an essential element in the executive capacity, a component he clearly and staunchly contended was important to good government. To Hamilton, the term energy represented the most critical components of a strong and progressive government, one in which the inherent responsibilities are addressed in an impenetrable yet effective manner. Hamilton argued that decision, activity, secrecy and dispatch are fundamental components to a solid, energetic executive, indicative of what he viewed as the most important political characteristics. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

  • Failure of the 1960s' SDS Movement

    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.

  • Five Articles on Realism and Idealism

    8 pages in length. The writer discusses idealism and realism as they relate to five contemporary articles. No additional sources cited.

  • Technology and Intervention by Government

    This 6 page paper explains the impact of the government on corporate business as regards technology. Has it helped or hindered business to get ahead by taking advantage of information technology? Bibliography lists 9 sources.

  • Death Row Inmates and Responsibility of Society

    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.

  • 1931's Davis Bacon Act

    This 5 page paper provides an overview of this 1931 act pertinent to unionized workers. The possibility of repeal, and the movement to repeal the act in the 1970s, is discussed. Bibliography lists 4 sources.


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