American Government Myths And Realities Chapter 1 Summary

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The founding fathers attempted to balance order with liberty. They wanted to avoid tyranny, allowing others to participate in politics; giving people a voice. Their foresight into the future affairs of government is believable. If we take in look on how the United States is now, many can argue that the government take advantage of people. A lot of people think that the government gives enough for people to survive, but not enough to keep people poor. By doing this people have to work till a very old age. Also, by increasing taxes, or other expenses. In reality, all these happens for a reason. If the taxes are raised, we have to keep in mind that there’s a lot of money being spent for us the people. For example, health care, public schools, public transportations, etc.…show more content…
In chapter three of the book “American Government - Myths and Realities”, gives us a good explanation on how America is today. Some of the things that the chapter addresses how federalism changed over the past two centuries, constitutional developments, the U.S federal system, twenty-first century challenges, the Supreme Court, the Congress, and more. The chapter states many things on how the rules (the constitution) was not to advance politicians’ careers. For example, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) was passed because of “the collapse of financial markets in the fall 2008”
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