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July 01
Welcome to POS 1112, State and Local Government
State Government Overview
In this course we will:
  • Look at how Florida co-exists in a country with 49 other states.
  • Look at how the people of Florida have come from diverse and rich origins.
  • Find that Florida is one of the country's largest, most multicultural regions within the 50 states.
  • Find that Florida operates independently, to large extent, under its own set of rules and guidelines, set forth in the Florida State Constitution.
  • Compare how Florida's Constitution differs from other states' constitutions.
  • We will take a look at Florida's relationship with the federal government, which we define as the concept of federalism.
  • Florida's governance is intricately linked to the powers that it shares with Washington's political institutions.
  • As Florida's needs and contributions change, so must this relationship with the federal government.

We will also study one of Florida’s greatest distinctions—its People.

  • Florida is composed of a population that has migrated from not only other parts of the country, but also other parts of the world.
  • There can be no greater resource than the tapestry that's woven by different cultures and heritages.
  • We will not only focus on the origins of people who currently live in Florida, but will also look to the future, and who will be its new citizens.
  • We will note how Florida's very rapid growth, current and anticipated, along with a diverse population has created an extraordinary opportunity to live in a state rich in economic and natural resources.
  • However, we will find that along with this growth come challenges.
  • And, we will find that along with Florida’s diversity comes conflict and the possibility that many people may be excluded from benefits that may be both deserved and earned.

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