Welfare and Unemployment policies.
Clearly identify and focus on a specific federal policy or program (the policy must raises issues of “federalism” because it requires national, state and local interaction and invites tension across different levels of government).
Summarize the elements of the policy, including the problem it is supposed to solve or improve.
Briefly summarize the history of the policy.
Explain how the policy raises issues of “federalism”
Analyze the main pros and cons in debates about the policy.
Evaluate the pros and cons from two perspectives:
The policy’s effectiveness. (Justify your assessment by clearly explaining your definition of “effectiveness” and how it should be measured or determined.)
The policy’s consistency with the constitutional framework of federalism. (Justify your assessment by clearly explaining your interpretation of American federalism’s constitutional framework and why the federal policy is or is not consistent with it.)
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