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U.S. Government And Politics, 2nd Edition by Franco Scardino

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CHAPTER22

Social and Environmental Policies

In This Chapter

  • Social programs in the United States
  • Social issues
  • Education policy
  • Environmental policies of the United States
  • Natural resources and alternative energy

Social policies in the United States are shaped by many factors. Backed by political interest groups, it comes down to who will benefit from these programs initiated by either the federal government or the state, and how it is going to be financed.

This argument is the basis of the major social welfare programs of the United States. The constant push and pull between the federal government and state governments contributes to the ...

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