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Federal Government

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(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the national government of a federated state, such as that of Australia located in Canberra
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Noun1.Federal Government - a government with strong central powersfederal government - a government with strong central powers
authorities, government, regime - the organization that is the governing authority of a political unit; "the government reduced taxes"; "the matter was referred to higher authorities"
U.S., U.S. government, United States government, US Government, United States - the executive and legislative and judicial branches of the federal government of the United States
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It is well worthy of consideration therefore, whether it would conduce more to the interest of the people of America that they should, to all general purposes, be one nation, under one federal government, or that they should divide themselves into separate confederacies, and give to the head of each the same kind of powers which they are advised to place in one national government.
A strong sense of the value and blessings of union induced the people, at a very early period, to institute a federal government to preserve and perpetuate it.
During the whole of the Reconstruction period our people throughout the South looked to the Federal Government for everything, very much as a child looks to its mother.
AFTER an unequivocal experience of the inefficacy of the subsisting federal government, you are called upon to deliberate on a new Constitution for the United States of America.
I understand a proposed amendment to the Constitution--which amendment, however, I have not seen--has passed Congress, to the effect that the Federal Government shall never interfere with the domestic institutions of the States, including that of persons held to service.
From him it will rise to the directors of the State company; then higher still to the directors of the national company; and finally, above all corporate leaders to the Federal Government itself.
President Andrew Jackson in 1833 withdrew the federal government deposits from the Bank of the United States, leading to a major financial panic}
Let an abolitionist come within the borders of South Carolina,' cries a third; mild Carolina's colleague; 'and if we can catch him, we will try him, and notwithstanding the interference of all the governments on earth, including the Federal government, we will HANG him.
ISLAMABAD, June 21, 2009 (Frontier Star) -- Walk-in interview for the recruitment of teachers in Federal Government Colleges under the aegis of Federal Directorate of Education would be continued till June 24.
As elimination of the capital gains tax for charitable gifts cuts deeper into revenues, the federal government will look for more ways to cut the government funding of voluntary organizations.
Lott said the funds will help, but the federal government needs to provide far more.
In the immediate aftershock of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Congress passed a torrent of legislation granting unprecedented new powers to the federal government.

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