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Unformatted text preview: powers. First, in the federalism system, the government is divided into different levels. In America, there are the federal, state, and local government bodies. At each of those levels (federal, state, and local) there is a division of power amongst a few branches. At the federal level for example, there is the executive branch, the judicial branch, and the congressional branch. The importance of having governing power divided up at each level of government is to establish a system of checks and balances. This system of dividing power also allows for single branches to focus on one area of governing. This is true for all levels of government. Through Stoker 2 separation of powers and federalism, the United States government is able to run smoothly and avoid any abuse of power through the system of checks and balances....
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