|The states were unable to meet needs.
||The national government is unable to meet needs.
|National government growing faster than state governments.
||State and local governments growing faster than national
|Introduction of grants-in-aid.
||Move to block grants.
|Faith in national government to have the solutions.
||Belief that solutions may be impossible.
|Positive attitude toward national government regulation.
||National government regulation viewed by many as a problem,
not the solution.
|Sharp partisan differences over role of respective levels
||Partisan differences blurred.
|States varied in regulation of business.
||Most regulation of business is by the national government.