Explore BrainMass
Share

Explore BrainMass

    How do American liberals and conservatives view government?

    This content was COPIED from BrainMass.com - View the original, and get the already-completed solution here!

    With regard to the size and functions of government, discuss the general tenets of liberalism and conservatism.

    © BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 10, 2019, 12:52 am ad1c9bdddf
    https://brainmass.com/history/american-liberals-conservatives-view-government-310939

    Solution Preview

    Please also see the attached document for word version.

    LIBERALISM vs. CONSERVATISM GENERALITIES

    This question could be answered in a paragraph or a 20 volume encyclopedia set. This explanation compares the two philosophies in a brief overview of the fundamentals. These definitions address conservatism and liberalism as they exist today.

    With regards to the size and functions of government, the short answer is that conservatives generally believe in limited government while liberals support more government involvement in the workings of society.

    To elaborate, conservatives wish to conserve existing or past traditions. In modern America, conservatives often call upon the ...

    Solution Summary

    This brief essay explains the fundamental differences between liberalism and conservatism in the United States, specifically with regard to the size and function of government.

    $2.19