Government Exspansion

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Individual Project Unit 1
Bruce Elmore III
American Intercontinental University

ABSTRACT For this paper I will be describing four examples of U.S. federal government expansion of authority between the beginning of the U.S. Civil War and the end of the Civil Rights Era. As I am identifying and describing the U.S. federal expansion of authority I will have three context that are the importance of the developments in the United States which are political structures, social structures, and Economic structures.

U.S. Federal Government Expansion of Authority During the Civil War there was an expansion of federal power. The first major expansion of federal government refused to allow confederate states of america which is also known as secession. After the federal government got rid of secession of states from the union but right after the war the Reconstruction Era saw opportunities to impose radical changes upon defeated southern states. The federal government guaranteed civil rights to all races, rather than state and local authorities make such decision. The second major expansion was the Progressive Era. This started as a social movement to help improve the lives and general conditions of americans, the movement used the government to increase such changes. In 1901 new regulations inspired by progressive philosophy began to be implemented. Then Five years later the Hepburn Act authorized the federal government to control railroad rates, the pure food, drug act, the Meat Inspection Act and many more Acts. The progressive also had a victory that was well known as the 19th Amendment, which gave suffrage to women and the 16th Amendment, which made the federal government to plan a federal income tax. Then…...

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