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White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Washington, DC. – 2003
The guiding principle behind President George W. Bush's Faith-Based and Community Initiative is that faith-based charities should be able to compete on an equal footing for public dollars to provide public services. President Bush believes that the federal government, within the framework of U.S. Constitutional church-state guidelines, should…
Descriptors: Church Role, Community Organizations, Cooperative Programs, Federal Government
White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, Washington, DC. – 2003
Despite efforts by the federal and state governments to battle social distress, there are many people who still suffer from poverty and despair. People are calling out for help. For years, faith-based and community groups have been assisting these people and others in need. The federal government has not often been a willing partner to these…
Descriptors: Church Role, Community Organizations, Cooperative Programs, Federal Government
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Coplan, Carol – Update on Law-Related Education, 1987
Examines four recent Supreme Court decisions. The decisions involve Miranda rights, alleged Fourth Amendment violations (good faith exception and vehicle searches), and the right to confront witnesses. (BSR)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Government Role
Abraham, Henry J. – Teaching Political Science, 1986
Traces the development of the judicial branch and arguments of Anti-Federalists and Federalists about the Supreme Court's proper sphere and role. Maintains that the Court possesses force, will, and consistent political support. Contends the public evinces more faith in this branch than the other two. (TRS)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Court Role, Higher Education, Political Influences
Ragan, Fred D. – 1986
The paper traces the life of the 18th century North Carolinian planter Willie Jones and his transformed political stance from traditional commitment to the Crown to a new constitutional faith in republicanism. Jones' political career and struggles are noted through the Revolutionary era and the controversy of centralized versus decentralized…
Descriptors: Conservatism, Constitutional History, Federal Regulation, Federal State Relationship
Baxter, Maurice – 1986
Changing political, social, economic, and intellectual conditions over the past two hundred years have demanded innovation and adjustment of legal doctrine, thus giving the United States Constitution a character which the framers of the document could not have predicted. Historically, one must not only understand developments since 1787 but also…
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Government (Administrative Body)
Mead, Walter B. – 1988
These 53 radio scripts present the history of the founding and ratification of the U.S. Constitution. Each script is designed to fit within a 2 to 2-1/2 minute time-frame. The titles are: "Introduction to Series" (Promotional Segment); "Did You Know: Our Present Constitution Is Our Second Constitution?"; "The First…
Descriptors: Community Programs, Constitutional History, Program Content, Radio