Three Changes Again:

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Three Changes Again:
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Mon, 08-23-2010 - 3:22pm

I am not sure I agree with the three events 72 years apart bit.

The enhancement of the role of the federal government in the lives and businesses of Americans was more incremental. The Federalists increased the role of the national government by adopting Alexander Hamilton's economic policies, and by the court cases of the Marshall court. In giving the right of judicial review to itself in the Marbury case, the Marshall court denied it to the state, the McCulloch case whittled away more of the domain of the states. The abuses of the industrial revolution directly led to the Progressive movement which enhanced democracy (secret ballot, recall, initiative) while increasing the size and scope of the federal government (16th amendment, Pure Food and Drug Act, Meat Inspection Act, 'trustbusting'.)