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Lecture Notes for GOVT 2301 - Amer Con Sys/F/S(Core 070) with Ituah at Wharton County Junior College (WCJC)

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Material Type:Class Note
Professor:Ituah
Class:GOVT 2301 - Amer Con Sys/F/S(Core 070)
Subject:Government
University:Wharton County Junior College
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Keywords:
  • Power Politics
  • Indirect Initiative
  • Direct Initiative
  • Popular Referendum
  • State Constitutions
  • Plural Executive
  • 14th Amendment
  • The 14th Amendment
  • Baker V. Carr
  • Constitutions
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American Government Chapter 4 State and Local Government Objectives Evolution of states and local governments Different types of Local governments Grassroots power and politics Local finances Evolution of states and local governments  states are the basic original units of American govt.  but local governments are creation of state governments  therefore state laws govern local governments  initially, state and local govt. did not always meets the needs of the people because they used to be part-time governments but demands for urban services have changed local govt. to full-time govt. since the 1960s Recent trends as of 1960s --> is to enhance the powers of = governors, = legislatures, = and the courts in order to meet the needs of the people Trends before 1960s  legislative districts were mal-apportioned & were not representative of the heavily urban populated areas.  The Supreme court rulings of: a) Baker v. Carr. (1962); Westberry v. Sanders (1964) applied the principle...

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