PS40Lecture5Notes

PS40Lecture5Notes - PS40 Week 3 Lecture 5 Notes Federalism...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
1) Background a. federalists v. anti federalist i. Madison had to show federal power would not be tyrannical ii. People wanted the states to have the most power b. Growth of federal power i. Circumstances (Great Depression) ii. Supremacy, Elastic, Commerce Clauses iii. Supreme Court interpretation of the Constitution 2) Federalism Definition a. Mixes a confederation, in which the lower level has real power, and the unitary i. American federalism contains both dual and shared federalism ii. Authority is divided between distinct levels of government. iii. Division in the US between the national and state governments. b. Central Government i. Establishes national policies ii. Raises and distributes funds to local units to carry out policy c. Lower level units function primarily as administrative apparatuses. d. Spheres of Sovereignty Distinction i. National responsible for foreign policy and defense ii. States for health and education. e. Dual Federalism: the indefinite authority Madison assigned to state governments has shifted to the national side. f.
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Page1 / 4

PS40Lecture5Notes - PS40 Week 3 Lecture 5 Notes Federalism...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online