Federalism

Federalism - Federalism Co-federal states Unitary central...

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Federalism Co-federal states Unitary central government -State/provincial governments are created by and subject to central government Federalist balance between national and state governments -Relatively strong national government, but the state governments are not subject to the national government -Dual Sovereignty States have certain powers that are reserved to the states (10 th Amendment) Concurrent powers-shared between federal and state government Conflicts: 1. Nullification state declares fed. Law unconstitutional (Alien Sedition Act, VA 2. Interposition state blocks the enforcement of federal law Dual Federalism –well defined division between state and federal powers (layer cake) Expansion of federal power- McCulloch v. Maryland (bank of the US, nullification) Doctrine of preemption- federal law tramps state law Implied powers- necessary and proper Civil War, Reconstruction 1930’s- Great Depression About 25% unemployment FDR- the New Deal A lot of these programs were overturned by the 10
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