Chapter 3 - Chapter 3 Key Words: Federalism- A system under...

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Chapter 3 Key Words : Federalism - A system under which significant government powers are divided between the central government and smaller units, such as states. Confederation - The constituent states get together for certain common purposes but retain ultimate individual authority and can veto major governmental actions. Unitary System - The central government has all the power and can change its constituent units or tell them what to do. Reserved Powers - The 10 th Amendment to the Constitution reserving powers to the states or the people Interstate Compact - Agreements among a group of states to solve mutual problems Nationalist Position - Believe that the Constitution was formed by a compact among the people to create a single national community. They point toward a strong central government with expansive responsibilities. States’ Rights Position - Argue that the Constitution was created as a compact among the states and that the framers meant for the states to be coequal with the national
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