• The Federal Reserve System
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    ... Even before the creation of the Federal Reserve, banks were used by the public just as we use them today. Deposits were made into savings accounts. Loans were taken out to mortgage a home or finance a new business. Banknotes were issued and spent when the public borrowed from the banks. Borrowers spent these banknotes just as paper money is spent today. These bank notes were valued as money since they were backed by the promise that they would be exchanged on demand for either gold or silve...
  • Department Of Justice Attorney General
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    Department of Justice It is the executive department of the United States federal government, created by Congress in 1870 to assume the functions performed until then by the Office of the Attorney General. The department is headed by the attorney general, which is appointed by the president with the approval of the Senate. The Attorney General is Janet Reno she receives 181, 500 a year. The functions of the department include providing means for the enforcement of federal laws and investigating ...
  • Federal Government Constitution Commonwealth State
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    Explain and evaluate both the limits placed on Commonwealth power under the Constitution and the extension of that power through international law and elements of the Constitution. In the year 2001, The Australian nation will celebrate the reaching of a significant milestone one hundred years of government under our present constitution. As the anniversary approaches, it is important for all Australians to reflect on the present arrangements, and consider whether the limits placed on the Commonw...
  • Marble Cake Layered System
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    in political since, Federalism is defined as a government decided between two or more levels of power. the united states of america is one of the nations that utilizes such system. the United States system is a three level government. Politian's are decided on how to represent the system. some say that it is a layered system where the federal government is on top, followed by the state government, then the local govern emt. this model suggests that there is a chain of power where the federal go...
  • High Court Powers Constitution Federal
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    ESSAY. The Constitutional system in Australia determines how the law is made. Some issues addressed by this are; The Federal government, division of powers, the separation of powers, amending the constitution, the high court and the constitution and transfer of powers. The federal System of government has one central government deal with matters involving the whole nation. This system was adopted in Australia on 1 January 1901. In a federal system of Government there must be a division of powers...
  • Reforming The Federal Judicial
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    The founding Fathers of United States devised the federal judiciary in a successful effort to separate balance the power of the government they tried to establish. They believed that the judiciary branch must be independent in order to achieve the balanced government. The founders idea was success for the most parts, in theory as well as in practice. Yet over the years, a few unintelligent judges, through questionable rulings, have caused many Americans to begin to question the federal judiciary...
  • Medical Marijuana Federal Court Cooperative
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    The Supreme Court ruled yesterday that federal law bars the distribution of marijuana even to people who say they must have it to alleviate symptoms of serious illness, dealing a setback to the movement for 'medical marijuana' laws and limiting the impact of the state laws already on the books. Ruling 8 to 0 in a case involving a California 'cannabis cooperative' that supplied the drug to patients suffering from cancer, AIDS and other illnesses, the court said federal anti-drug law allows no 'me...
  • Terrorism Federal Government
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    TERRORISM The purpose of this paper is to define, describe, and explain what terrorism is and the laws of both Federal and State governments pertaining to this issue. Terrorism can be a difficult word to define. The governments of the world have never come up with a definition on which they can all agree. A very broad definition of terrorism is this: It is the planned use of violence to frighten and intimidate others in order to achieve political ends. (Kronenwetter 6) What is a terrorist Terror...
  • Wilson Vs Roosevelt The Better Progressive President
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    In the first two decades of the twentieth century the national political scene reflected a growing American belief in the ideas of the Progressive movement. This movement was concerned with fundamental social and economic reforms and gained in popularity under two presidents. Yet Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson espoused two different approaches to progressive reform. And each one was able to prevail upon congress to pass legislation in keeping with his own version of the progressive dream....
  • The Whiskey Rebellion Federal 1794 President
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    The Whiskey Rebellion was a series of disturbances in 1794 aimed against the enforcement of a U. S. federal law of 1791 imposing an excise tax on whiskey. The burden of the tax, which had been sponsored by the Federalist leader and secretary of the treasury Alexander Hamilton, fell largely on western Pennsylvania, then one of the chief whiskey-producing regions of the country. The grain farmers, most of whom were also distillers, depended on whiskey for almost all their income, and they consider...
  • States V Feds Federal Government
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    One of the most important cases pending before the Supreme Court this term is Printz v. United States. On the surface, Printz appears to be a gun control matter because it involves a constitutional challenge to the hotly debated Brady law, but the underlying issue transcends the debate over gun control. The Printz case is, at bottom, a bare-knuckle fistfight between the federal and state governments over their respective turf. Make no mistake, the ruling in this case will have profound conseque...
  • Federalism Delegated Powers
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    Federalism is a system of government in which power is, within the constitution, divided between a central authority and constituent political units. They work independently but share sovereignty. There are three parts of federalism; delegated powers, reserved powers, and concurrent powers. Delegated powers are the powers given to the federal government by the constitution. Reserved powers are set for the states and or the people. Finally, concurrent powers are rights shared by both the federal...
  • Chairman Of The Board Alan Greenspan
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    Chairman of the Board Created in 1913 by the government, the Federal Reserve System a. k. a. "the Fed", was created to control the previously unregulated backing system. There's a central Board of Governors in Washington, D. C. and 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks. There is also the Federal Open Market Committee, responsible for the changed in interest rates. Made up of seven members, the Board of Governors members are first appointed by the president, and confirmed by the Senate for their fou...
  • Supreme Court Federal State Power
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    President Ronald Reagan was in his sixth year of office in 1985 when the Supreme Court held 5-4, and against a previous 1976 decision, that federal minimum wage standards covered public transportation workers. The case was Garcia v. San Antonio Metropolitan Transit, and it once again confirmed the power of the federal government to regulate the states. This power of broad regulation over the states, deferred to the federal government, isn't absolute nor is it likely to remain at a consistent lev...
  • Fifra Control Of Pesticides
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    Toxics & Pesticides Enforcement Division Pesticides: The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) The Federal government first regulated pesticides when Congress passed the Insecticide Act of 1910. This law was intended to protect farmers from adulterated or misbrand ed products. Congress broadened the federal government's control of pesticides by passing the original Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) of 1947. FIFRA required the Department of Agricultu...
  • Fed Vs Recession Federal Reserve
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    The economy of the United States of America is the largest in the world. In 2000, the U. S. had a Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of 9, 318. 5 billion dollars. (Real Gross Domestic Product, 2001) The United States has an economy that is market driven but government regulated. Because the economy is market driven, it tends to have a cyclical nature. The market contracts, which causes a decrease in GDP, and it expands which causes the GDP to rise. This cycle is constantly in motion. Before the Grea...
  • A Wise Decision Death Penalty
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    A Wise Delay Governor Ryans decision to suspend the death penalty is already starting to have a valuable impact on the rest of nation. Other states are starting to aid in Governor Ryans quest to improve death penalty systems. Last week, a representative from the state of Wisconsin, requested that President Clinton put a hold on executions until the federal death penalty system can be reviewed. Clinton is an avid supporter of the death penalty and only promised to consider it. Since 1973, eighty-...
  • Judiciary System In Malaysia
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    Introduction Malaysia is a Federal Constitutional Monarchy with a non involvement in political head of state known as the Yang di-Pertuan Agong and each member state has its own legislature. Sabah and Sarawak even have their own immigration laws whereas a passport is needed when travelling between East Malaysia and Peninsular Malaysia. Malaysia being an Independent country since its proclamation on the 31 st August 1957 by our late Prime Minister Turku Abdul Rahman is now practicing a legal syst...
  • Banks Federal Fdr People
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    Since the beginning of the depression, one-fifth of all banks had been forced to close. As a consequence, around 15% of the peoples life savings had been lost. By the beginning of 1933 people began losing faith in the banks and alot of people bagan with drawing their money and keeping it at home. The day after taking office, FDR ordered all banks to close, then asked Congress to pass legislation which would guarentee that people would not lose money if there were to be another crisis. On March 9...
  • Chancellor Democracy Government Germany Federal
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    Germany's Government: Chancellor Democracy Germany's Government: Chancellor Democracy Essay, Research Paper Germany's Government: Chancellor Democracy Steve Rice Political Science 90 Computer Project The German system of government is often referred to as a "Chancellor democracy' owing to the powers and responsibilities of the Federal Chancellor, head of federal government. The Chancellor is directly elected by the bundestag, Germany's parliament, upon the proposal of a candidate from the Federa...