Texas Government Essay Questions (3)
Please answer following three essay questions. Each essay must be at least two pages long (double-spaced and font size of 12). You are more than welcome to write more than two pages for each essay. Please make sure to give proper citations if you utilize any sources. MLA format is a must (work cited page, in-text citations, etc.). I will use TURNITIN when grading your essays. .
1. Describe the particular historical conditions under which the Constitution of 1876 was drafted. What were some of the main principles behind the Constitution of 1876? What are some of the most important aspects of the constitution that reflect the political philosophy of its framers?
2. Describe the character of federal–state relations today. How much influence does the federal government wield over the states? What tools can it use to coerce state compliance with federal measures? What means do states have to resist federal initiatives?
3. Describe the history of Texas as a one-party state. Which party dominates Texas politics today, and what are the historical origins behind this dominance? What were some of the ramifications of one-party rule? What caused the rise of a two-party system in Texas?