Notes 3-18 - American Politics Notes: March 18th, 2008...

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American Politics Notes: March 18 th , 2008 Federalism Has been around for hundreds of years, not originated from the founding fathers Federalism: the sharing of power between a national government and lower regional governments (states, provinces, etc.) Under traditional federalism the national government gives power to the regional governments for them to exercise. There is no guarantee that the regional governments get to keep this power. American Federalism: The sharing of power between the national government and the states where that division of power is embedded in the Constitution. This system was literally unique to the world in 1787 and it is still very rare. No country has this exact system in place. That makes it difficult to take power back from the states if they do not do what they are asked to do. Power in the Constitution There are 4 types of power that can be found in the Constitution… 1) Expressed: power that belongs specifically to the national government (war powers). 2)
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2008 for the course PSC 100 taught by Professor Colbert during the Spring '08 term at UNC Greensboro.

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Notes 3-18 - American Politics Notes: March 18th, 2008...

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