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Notes 2-9-10 - Supreme clause-Article VI of the...

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Powers of state governments -according to the tenth amendment, all powers that were not delegated to the national government -in theory states still retain all powers not delegated to the national government, but in reality the national government has expanded the scope of governmental action on a grand scale. Police powers: In the US most police power is reserved to the states. Concurrent powers: National and state government Power to tax, power to make and enforce laws, power to establish courts, power to police (limited) Prohibited powers -Apply to both the national and state governments -The national government is prohibited from taxing exports -State governments are prohibited from conducting foreign policy and from coining money. -Congress has the power to coin money.
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Unformatted text preview: Supreme clause-Article VI of the Constitution mandates that actions by the national government are supreme.-Any conflict between a legitimate action of the national government and a state will be resolved in favor of the national government. Vertical Checks and Balances-Federalism can be seen as an additional way of preventing government from growing too strong, beyond the division for the national government into the legislative, executive, and judicial branches. Interstate relations-Article IV of the constitution attempts to resolve potential problems between states by stipulating the following:-full faith and credit clause—states must honor actions of other states-privileges and immunities-interstate extradition-interstate compacts...
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