Disadvantages of Federalism
For this week’s discussion board, I want to reflect on the previous pages in this module.
In this discussion board, I want to you to show an understanding of the material covered in the previous pages. Please use the terminology or ideas presented in the previous pages. Failure to do so, will result in a low discussion board grade.
This discussion board will focus on federalism and its consequences. Please respond to all of the following prompts:
1.) For this question, please reflect on the video about Hurricane Katrina in the “Disadvantages of Federalism” page. The title of the video is “Lessons of Katrina .” What were some of the lessons as they relate to the topic of federalism? Meaning, what does this video teach us about the disadvantages of federalism and the confusion that can exist between the levels of government? Please make specific references to what was presented in the video.
2.) How much power should states have over things like guns, same-sex marriage, and marijuana. Should these topics be things that states have control over or should the federal government have these powers? In your response, make sure to mention whether you think it is good that states have as much power as they do. Please make specific references to the video I made on the page entitled “States’ Rights Debates.”
Your FIRST post should be a minimum of 200 words. Your SECOND and THIRD posts, where you respond to your peers’ posts, each should be a minimum of 100 words.
Remember, your FIRST post, which should be your own original post, is due by:
Thursday, 10/31 at 11:59pm. (I know this is Halloween, so I would recommend posting early so that you can still go trick-or-treating!) Happy Halloween!!
Your SECOND AND THIRD posts, which should be your replies to your peers’ posts, are due by:
Sunday, 11/3 at 11:59pm.
You must post BEFORE you can see any replies.
Also remember, your replies should be academic in nature. You should be building or expanding on what your peers said, and your replies should be constructive. You are free to to disagree with a post, but please do so in a way where you are not insulting or putting someone down. Instead, you can say, “I understand your point, but I see it differently…” and then proceed to give your point of view.
Harsh or insulting posts will not be tolerated and violate the rules for the class.