US Regions and Diversity


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US Regions and Diversity

  1. 1. US - Regions and Diversity - Federal and States’ Powers and Responsibility-
  2. 2. US Regions
  3. 3. "Each state retains its sovereignty, freedom, andindependence, and every power, jurisdiction, andright, which is not by this Confederationexpressly delegated to the United States, inCongress assembled.“ Articles of Confederation
  4. 4. Federalism “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” 10th Amendment
  5. 5. Separated and Overlapping Powers• Make treaties • License professionals• Collect import taxes • Regulate sale of alcohol• Regulate interstate trade • Regulate trade within a state• Declare war • Regulate marriage and• Coin money divorce• Punish counterfeiters • Regulate gambling• Fix standard weights • Make traffic regulations• Naturalize citizens • Organize and supervise• Raise army elections• Grant copyrights • Collect taxes • Fund/regulate education • Enforce laws
  6. 6. Religious affilliation and diversity"Congress shall make no law respectingan establishment of religion, orprohibiting the free exercise thereof…” First Amendment
  7. 7. Religious affiliation“Experts say the growth of religious minorities,American mobility and intermarriage are keyfactors in the churn documented in the ReligiousLandscape Survey” Washington Post, 2008 Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, 2008
  8. 8. Alcohol Regulation
  9. 9. Interracial Marriage“…minorities, younger adults, the college-educated, thosewho say theyre "liberal" and those who live in theNortheast and the West are more likely to viewintermarriage positively” Pew Institute 2010
  10. 10. Fox on Same Sex-Marriage
  11. 11. Defence of Marriage Act
  12. 12. George W BushWinner Election 2000
  13. 13. Organizing Elections
  14. 14. To be eligible to vote in To be eligible to vote in To be eligible to vote in To be eligible to vote inCalifornia, you must be: Georgia you must be: New York you must be: Texas you must be:•A U.S. citizen •A U.S. citizen •A U.S. citizen •A U.S. citizen•A resident of California •Registered 30 days before •Registered 25 days before •Registered 30 days before•Registered 15 days before an election an election an electionan election •A legal resident of Georgia •18 years old by the date of •A resident of the county in•At least 18 years of age (or and of the county in which the general election which you intend to votewill be by the date of the you wish to vote •A resident of your present •At least 18 years old (younext election) •At least 18 years of age by address for at least 30 days may register at 17 years and•Not in prison or on parole Election Day before the election 10 months)for conviction of a felony •Not serving any sentence •Not in jail or on parole for •Not convicted of a felony•Not have been judged by a imposed by the conviction a felony conviction (unless your sentence iscourt to be mentally of a felony •Not claiming the right to completed, including anyincompetent to register and •Not judicially determined vote elsewhere probation or parole)vote to be mentally incompetent •Not declared mentally•You will need to re-register incompetent by a court ofto vote when: law◦You move◦You change your name◦You change your politicalparty affiliation
  15. 15. Equal Right of Suffrage
  16. 16. ”Education has in Americas whole history been the majorhope for improving the individual and society” Educational System
  17. 17. Economic sectorsUS work force post WWII vs. current society 2012
  18. 18. ”Rags to Riches”Class Division
  19. 19. 46 million = 1/6 of populationPoverty rate a 30-year time high
  20. 20. Medicare & MediaidHealth Care
  21. 21. "This is about Congress’s ability to regulate activity that is at the core ofinterstate commerce. Seventeen percent of the economy is in the healthsector.““Well, if requiring people to buy health insurance isunconstitutional, guess auto insurance, helmet laws, food inspections, etc.will also be unconstitutional? Personally Im tired of paying gigantichealth insurance bills while millions of people get treated for free.”“You may like Obamacare but requiring everyone to buy health insuranceis unconstitutional and sets up a dangerous precedent. Cant compare it toauto insurance. Not everyone owns a car or wants to. Driving isoptional, breathing is not.“
  22. 22. Supreme Court hearing onObama Care
  23. 23. Obama Care- Health Care Act