Federalism - Federalism 1 What is Federalism a Federalism...

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Federalism 1) What is Federalism? a. Federalism: the distribution of power in an organization (as a government) between a central authority and the constituent (voter) units. b. Federalism is what the United States has founded its government on. c. Federalism gives a division of power within the United States government that keeps each of the branches (Executive, Legislative, and Judicial) equal in power which in turn prevents one branch from becoming too powerful. 2) The origins of federalism, and federalism in other countries a. America was the first country to draft and adopt the Federalist form of government. b. There are many other countries than just the United States that use a federalist form of government. A few examples of these countries are: Australia, Germany, Switzerland, Canada, and India. Canada has used has used federalism for 140 years and Australia has used federalism for 106 years. c. These other countries adopted the federalist form of government after seeing the successful effects that it has had on the American people.
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