- Create a timeline that highlights important events in the history of American Federalism. (Begin w/ McCulloch v. Maryland)
2) What is the difference btwn a federal grant and federal mandate?
Federal Grant: money given to states, may or may not be conditions that go w/ it
Federal Mandate: rules that go with money to states that they must follow in order
to receive the money
Theories of Democratic Government
- Authority – the right to exercise political power
- Legitimacy – the widely perception that something or someone should be obeyed
- Power – the ability of one person to cause another person to act in accordance w/ the 1st person’s intentions
- Bureaucratic Theory – a thoery that appointed civil servants make the key governing decisions
- Marxist Theory – theory that govt. is merely a reflection of underlying economic forces
- Pluralist Theory - a theory that no one interest group consistently holds political power
- Elitist Theory - a theory that a few top leaders make the key decisions w/o reference to popular desires
- The legitimacy of the United States government has increased over time. Identify and explain how legitimacy was increased by two of the following: The Constitutional Convention, the Civil War, the New Deal.
- Identify and explain how each of the following theories view how the elite rule the government: Bureacratic, Marxist, Pluralist, Elitist.