Government Expansion

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The role of the federal government in the lives of the American people changed dramatically from the time of the country’s founding to the present. Initially, the federal government maintained a limited presence in the daily lives of most people. Often, state and local governments were far more prominent and exercised greater autonomy then exercised today. As time progressed, the role and influence of the federal government became more prominent. Examples of expansion in federal authority are evident in events surrounding the Civil War, Reconstruction, the Progressive Era, the Great Depression, and the Civil Rights Era.

Identify and describe four (4) examples of U.S. federal government expansion of authority between the beginning of the U.S. Civil War and the end of the Civil Right Era. These examples must be placed in the context of the importance of the following developments in the United States: Political structures

Social structures
Economic structures

Format your response using APA document guidelines, to include a title page, abstract page, content, and reference page. Citations and references should use APA style standards.

The following grading criteria will apply to this assignment:

Grading Criteria
45% The learner identifies four (4) examples of U.S. authority expansion between the time of the U.S. Civil War and the end of the Civil Right Era. 50% The learner describes how the examples demonstrate influence on the development of political, social, and economic structures in the U.S. 5% The learner properly utilizes APA document, citation and reference format.

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