Difference between revisions of "New Federalism"

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'''New federalism''' was a reform measure introduced by the [[Richard Milhouse Nixon|Nixon Administration]] after the [[New Deal]] and [[Great Society]]. It holds that states know more about the needs of the people than the [[federal government]]; therefore, more power should be transfered from the federal government to the [[state]]s.
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Comprised of two major programs, '''general revenue sharing''' and '''special revenue sharing''', it is generally considered one of the more conservative types of federalism.<ref>Cliffs AP, US Government and Politics, p50</ref>
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==General Revenue Sharing==
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A program by which the federal government provided money to the states for various, largely unrestricted reasons.<ref>http://www.answers.com/topic/general-revenue-sharing</ref>
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==Special Revenue Sharing==
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A program by which the federal government gave money to the state in the form of a block grant, which combined funding for many different programs. The way the money was to be spent was again left largely to the state itself.<ref>CliffsAP, US Government and Politics, p50</ref>
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==See also==
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*[[Federalism]]
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==References==
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<references/>
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[[Category:United States Government]]
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