CH 3 - Brittany Newell Federalism Ch.3 Notes. Federalism as...

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Brittany Newell Federalism Ch.3 Notes. Federalism as a System of Government Federalism – governmental powers are divided between a central gov and smaller units such as states. Neither controls the other completely. Confederation – loose association of states, little to no central gov Unitary System – central gov has complete power over its units. Ie Japan and France 40% of countries have some kind of federalist system. Found in large territories, various geographical regions, distinctly different religions, ethnicities, languages, and other forms of economic activity. Many other countries adopted system after WWII Federalism in the Constitution Given in two distinct ways, power is given to states (10 th ) and the national gov (supremacy clause) … also states play important role in shaping national gov. Supremacy Clause – Article VI says that constitution was supreme law of land, takes precedence over states. Also outlines what kind of laws congress can pass Reservation Clause – 10
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course PSCI 1101 taught by Professor Juenke,eri during the Fall '07 term at Colorado.

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CH 3 - Brittany Newell Federalism Ch.3 Notes. Federalism as...

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