POLS - POLS September 6 2007 RECALL"coming together U.S Voluntary better to be in than out Alternative Origins of Federalism"Holding Together

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POLS September 6, 2007 RECALL “coming together” U.S. Voluntary better to be in than out Alternative Origins of Federalism “Holding Together” Federalism Needs to preserve unity, not create. Example: Indian Constitution of 1950 “Putting Together” Federalism “Absorbed” by military force Example: Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia 1940 Why does it matter how a state formed? Location reserved powers Protection minority interests Keep together or cause explosion Why is the relevant to our course? US is exceptional 10 th Amendment Federalism is the US Enumerated Powers Grants of authority explicitly given by the Constitution (article I, section 8) 1. Levy taces
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2. Borrow money 3. Regulate trade with other countries 4. Print money 5. Establish postal service 6. Protect copyrights and patents 7. Create a lower court system 8. Punish pirates 9. Declare war 10. Raise armies 11. Build and maintain a navy 12. National guard (militia)
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2008 for the course POLS 207 taught by Professor Peterson during the Fall '07 term at Texas A&M.

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POLS - POLS September 6 2007 RECALL"coming together U.S Voluntary better to be in than out Alternative Origins of Federalism"Holding Together

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