A) Assess the Federalist system in America today. In your view, do you think there is a proper balance between the power of the federal government and the states? Or do you see it as needing improvement. Use specific examples of current topics along with theory, philosophy and Supreme Court decisions that we’ve studied.
B) Assess the Constitution through the lens of federalism. Discuss the Great Compromise, and the final product of the Constitutional Convention. Do you believe the final product has helped foster a proper federalist system suited for the United States? Or do you think some of the omitted parts of the Virginia or New Jersey plan should have been included. What do you think about the final product in Articles II and III? Could you suggest improvements on the executive of Judiciary (again, in light of American federalism)?
C) What is your view of the 10th Amendment? Using specific examples, address whether issues such as education, the public health, safety, morals, and police powers (you don’t need to address all of these issues. You can pick just one or two if you’d like) are best left to the states or the federal government? Or a combination. Be sure to address the Constitutional concerns. Also, you may (or may not) address whether the federalist system in the United States is working properly or is there room for improvement.
D) McColloch v. Maryland. Analyze this landmark Supreme Court decision. Express your views regarding the decision, particularly as it relates to the necessary and proper clause. What impact do you believe this decision had on the American Federalist system?
E) Pick Your Own Topic. Choose a topic of your own. If you choose this option, your topic must be approved by me. Please email me if you intend to choose your own topic. We can agree upon the specifics either through email or over the phone.
thin line between enemy alien agents and radical labor organizations. The most dangerous group, they believed, was the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), an inclusive labor union formed in 1905 that attracted low wage immigrant workers and supported socialism. In 1916, the leaders of the IWW, like much of the country, condemned war. They further called for “class solidarity among the workers of the entire world” and promoted a general strike in all industries to prevent capitalists from battling each other. A year later, the union became the first victim of what Attorney General Thomas Gregory called the “hysteria” that developed around the Espionage Act. In July, 1917, a month after the Act was passed, the IWW sponsored a labor strike in Bisbee, Arizona. Soon after the strike was called, rumors circulated that it had been infiltrated by pro-Germans prompting the Los Angeles Times to warn that “on our soil is an enemy…preaching revolution and invoking anarchy…the IWW… is filled with foreigners, officered by convicts, and is attempting vaguely to guise its sabotage behind the specious title of Industrial Workers of the World.” No German spies were found but more than 1,000 laborers were deported to Mexico. Another attack on the union took place on September 5, 1917 when national and local law enforcement agents raided every IWW office in the United States as well as the homes of leading members. The documents they found were used to prosecute more than 100 IWW leaders on Espionage Act charges of “conspiring to hinder the draft, encourage desertion, and intimidate others in connection with labor disputes.” The arrests were justified by claiming that the IWW leader intended to “keep the soldiers so busy … that they will have no time to fight Germany.” The raids on the IWW heightened fears that there were enemies living among patriotic Americans prompting the Congress to pass the more restrictive Sedition Act of 1918 and tightening control on the media.>GET ANSWER